The dollar is gaining strength against almost every currency in the world but averaging 88.6 cents against a basket of the world’s major currencies. This aids Russia because crude is valued in dollars and the ruble is being devaluated against the ruble, meaning they receive more rubles for their crude oil sales. Nevertheless, Russia is in trouble because they have little else to trade in the world and crude is dropping in value. All the Mideast countries are in trouble which is okay with me, along with Venezuela, not a favorite of mind. You come against my people, you will have bad luck. As the dollar rises, the world will invest in U.S. stocks because their investment will go up with the dollar in worth. Make sense? Our ships send out refined gasoline and diesel fuel into the world and wealth comes back to us, helping to balance our balance of payments. U.S. crude is merely reaching a steady state in prices that natural gas has already arrived at.
If we could form a Greater United States with Canada and Mexico, it would no longer be them against us, especially with Mexico, it we become WE THE PEOPLE, IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION. The think tank book that I read predicted strife between Mexico and the U.S. for the next 40 years over immigration, or so, until we submit to a more open border out of necessity due a worker shortage. Why not skip all of that strife in the middle and make all Mexican citizens to be citizens of the United States. I would not change anything in their local governments as long as they were democratic. And if Canada wants to keep their parliamentary system locally then no problem. Change only what has to be changed. True, Canada would have to give up their Prime Minister and Mexico would have to give up their President, but one or both might end up as a Vice Presidential candidate first and then groomed to become the President of the Greater United States. Come live your lives with us as WE, the best is yet to be. It is ironic, that I take a stand against a blanket amnesty for a few million Mexicans but can make the leap to grant citizenship to 104 million Mexicans. It comes with the territory, the greater territory and the strength to compete with China in the future. Again, it isn’t us against them. It will now be We. Americans like Mexicans, they just hate the breaking in line, cheating scenario. It is different when they are our brothers and citizens, a different framework. They and Canadians are family. The largest problem we will have in investing in former Mexico and States of the United States is the culture of graph as a way of doing business. If we take the money we are wasting with Pakistan and such countries (hiding Osama Bin Laden in plain sight). They will continue to hate us without our money which we could send into Mexico, but managed in such a way that the money landed on mark, not lining some officials pockets. Canada could keep their present health care system. I might take decades until we realigned all programs into one. I have no problem with that, just set your sights on the horizon and keep marching towards it without a lot of arbitrary deadlines. We can do this with time and patience, just keep moving forward together.
Listen to this Christmas music: Crude is down by $1.62/barrel to $67.56/barrel. Gasoline is down by 4.63 cents/gallon at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel dropped by 6.50 cents/gallon. MUSIC! Prices are:
Have a great day,