"But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever." - John Adams

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Police State Has Come To Georgia

For many years, interstate trucking has been monitored by the Department of Transportation. Nothing wrong there, is there? I mean, when trucks are driving along Interstate Highways which are owned and more or less maintained by the Federal DOT, the public should be assured by the DOT that they are well maintained, the drivers are rested and they are not carrying an overweight load, which could result in unsafe operation and damage to the highway. Sounds sensible, right?
Now under a new interpretation of the Interstate Commerce Clause in the Constitution, the Department of Homeland Security has decided it's ok to subject interstate commerce to the same ridiculous 4th and 5th Amendment bending searches as the Transportation Safety Administration (branch of DHS) forces individuals to submit to in airports. DHS has set up mobile screening apparatus at weigh stations along I-20 in Georgia.
Your every move and every possession is being monitored and scrutinized by the Federal Government. There are provisions hidden in Section 163 of the "we have to pass it to find out what's in it" Health Care Act to monitor your bank accounts, Video Surveillance of your every move in cities across America, and recently a judge has ruled that GPS tracking devices may be installed by law enforcement agencies on your vehicle without a warrant. What more does this Federal Government have to do to your Rights Guaranteed by The Constitution of the United States, before you stand up for yourself and demand "Enough Is Enough"?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Preserve and Protect

You may think that I am speaking about the Oath of Office; sworn by millions of Americans. But it's worded slightly differently. "Uphold and Defend" is the way that the Oath reads. The following should, however, carry the same weight at a personal level.

I'm talking about Preserving and Protecting your personal "wealth" and that of those you hold most dear to your heart. Be it large or small. Be what it may, is no matter. It is yours and yours alone. It does not belong to the Federal Government, or God forbid, The Federal Reserve Bank. (though both will try to wrest it from you) .

Since it's inception, the FED (Federal Reserve Bank) has been working diligently to steal every dime you earn and make you an "interest slave" to the banking industry. All the while our Federal Government (FGov't) has also been making you a "tax slave"; both nefarious schemes arrived on the scene during the Wilson administration. Odd. (Wilson, an avowed "progressive" i.e. communist, and racist doesn't quite fit the mold of today's Democrat, but I digress, or do I) . Since the inception of the FED in 1913 , the US Dollar, which had a fixed value, based on the Coinage Act of 1792, has lost 98% of it's value. How does that happen? Well, the FED pumps money into the economy by means of Fiat Creation, resulting in an inflated money supply, which is of course, actual Inflation.

The Coinage Act of 1792, set an exact rate of exchange for Dollars to Gold and Silver. If the Treasury of the USA had enough gold and silver to back all of the dollars printed on paper, then a stable currency existed. Today, that is absolutely not the case, by a ratio of nearly 45:1. There is approximately 45 times as much paper in circulation as there is gold in reserve.

Gold and silver have specific historical commodity value. In ancient Rome, a "gold coin" (which for the sake of argument we will call an ounce) would buy a fine suit of clothes or 300 loaves of bread. Today, with gold at $1300 per ounce, it still has exactly the same purchasing power or commodity value. The dollar, however is falling fast.
In 1909, when the dollar was tied to gold, that commodity and the dollar where one and the same. Gold, $21/oz. The Dollar was "worth it's weight in gold". A 1909 Ford Sedan was $850 or 40 oz of gold. Today a comparable automobile, the height of fashion, new to market, and the height of technology is relatively the same price. Take a BMW 3 series auto. Really kind of run of the mill, by comparison to the level of technology in 1909 terms, but still 40 oz of Gold.

If you want to "Preserve and Protect" there is only one way. Precious metals of historical commodity value. Gold or Silver.

But, if you buy gold and silver, you must do one thing. Take delivery. Never buy paper promises of gold and silver on demand.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Top 100 Items to Disappear First

The Top 100 Items to Disappear First

IF you are of the mind to be prepared for anything coming down the pipe, you might want to peruse this list.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Stealth Monetization in the U.S.A.

Insofar as money is concerned, governments and central banks should be kept as far away from one another as a pedophile from Dakota Fanning. If ever the twain should meet, very bad things would happen. This is because of the disparate natures of government, on the one hand, and the central bank, on the other.

Governments spend money. They spend money on social programs to keep the people docile and happy, wars to keep up the illusion of safety and security, and – almost as an afterthought – infrastructure. Ordinarily, they get the money for all of these things from taxes and other fees that the government collects.

On the other hand, central banks print money. Most of the world’s economies depend on fiat currency – currency that has value because someone says it has value. The person who says it has value is the central bank. They are the custodians of the currency – they take care that it retains its value.
Read More Here

Doug Casey: Exception Among Equities

"To start with, once the U.S. government defaults on its debt, people will think twice before lending it any more money; giving politicians the ability to borrow is like giving a teenager a bottle of whisky and the keys to a Corvette. A second reason is that the debt is an albatross around the necks of the next several generations; it's criminal to make indentured servants out of people who aren't even born yet. A third reason would be to overtly punish those who have been lending money to the government, enabling it to do all the stupid and destructive things that the government does with that money."
Read The Rest Here

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Republicans block bill to lift military gay ban - Yahoo! News

Republicans block bill to lift military gay ban - Yahoo! News

What isn't mentioned in the article is that the Democrats had attached the "DREAM ACT" amnesty for illegal aliens as an amendment to the bill and wouldn't let the bill be modified or amended by the Republicans.
The Yahoo! News article has merely put the Liberal Spin machine to work and make it look as though Republicans are nothing more than homophobes.
I love watching the Spin Machine run through my Libertarian Lens. We Libertarians belieive in 100% of the Bill of Rights for 100% of the People 100% of the time. Isn't it about time you made a different choice at the polls?
Vote Libertarian, it only feels kinky the first time!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fun Reading Straight From The DOJ

Here's a little ditty from the Department of Justice. The DOJ's Terrorism and Extremism Glossary of Terms.
Such terms as "Monetary Realist", "Anti-Defamation League", "Constitution Party", "Constitutionalist", "Gun Owners Of America" and "Republic of Texas" are all explained for you. You will be able to recognize terrorists from their manner of speech.
Way To Go, DOJ! And don't forget to turn in your neighbors, just like the White House asked last year with their very own flag@whitehouse.gov big brother e-mail address.
Be a good little comrade, I mean, uh citizen and we may let you keep some of your income!

UK Proposes All Paychecks Go to the State First - CNBC

UK Proposes All Paychecks Go to the State First - CNBC
I bet the Eurocentrics in the White House and Democratic Party love this idea. Just think, instead of waiting around for those deadbeat tax payers to pony up what is due to the all powerful government, thegovernment will take it all and decide how much you should get.
This is communism at it's finest.

White House: New York Times report '100 percent wrong' - Mike Allen and Andy Barr - POLITICO.com

White House: New York Times report '100 percent wrong' - Mike Allen and Andy Barr - POLITICO.com

If this is following the typical course of White House statements verses White House actions, then it must mean the report is 100% accurate.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sold out?

How is it possible that the US Mint is "sold out" of gold coins? If every US Dollar were today worth their weight in gold............

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Waxman and Weiner attacking Goldline.

Under the pretense of "consumer protection", Reps Waxman and Weiner are attacking perfectly legitimate private businesses like GoldLine in order to silence conservative speech. Using the specious claim that GoldLine "grossly overcharges" its customers, Weiner is specifically targeting sponsors of conservative thought-leaders like Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Fred Thompson.

Not so fast - take a look at this:

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So the reality is that Goldline is kind of middle of the road as far as their pricing goes. APMEX appears to be the least expensive and wait, isn't that odd? The most expensive place to purchase gold coins - The US Mint.

The truth of what is going on here is Waxman and Weiner trying to squash the Freedom of Speech rights of Conservatives by cutting off the funds that keep them on the air. If they are successful in shutting down Goldline and other bullion dealers that advertise with Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, Gordon Liddy, etc..., they believe those people would be silenced.
Not since Lincoln's seizing of opposition newspapers, suspension of habeus corpus, and jailing of 10's of thousands of people who spoke out against his policies has the USA seen such a blatant attack on Free Speech.

Gold reaches new intraday record, fueled by weak economy - Sep. 17, 2010

Gold reaches new intraday record, fueled by weak economy - Sep. 17, 2010
This isn't some sort of fluke. This is the direct result of the Federal Reserve's "Quantitative Easing" - Also know as inflating the money supply. Coupled with the Fed's buying of T Bills, or monetizing the debt, should cause gold to go through the roof.

Friday, September 17, 2010

My pal Shane Bruce politicin at one of my favorite places, the package store.

Gold, the canary in the financial coal mine.

Alan Greenspan had full knowledge of his betrayal to the principles of sound money. He wrote early in his career about the only legitimate basis for a monetary system, namely Gold. His published works from four decades ago read like an indictment against his career for monetary crimes against the nation. His accommodation, giving the financial sector what they wanted, betrayed his mindset. He knew the nation courted disaster with a long delayed fuse. His quote is being circulated frequently and broadly lately, "Gold is the canary in the financial coal mine." Exactly, precisely, perfectly. Greenspan proved to be a great handler of the politicians, offering them obfuscation of the most erudite variety. They were so confused by his drivel to be immensely impressed.
Read More Here

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Today is Constitution Day 2010 and I wonder how many Americans will notice. The first thing a Senator does once elected, is to swear to uphold and defend the Constitution, “against all enemies foreign and domestic”. Just how does a Senator or an American take a leadership position in the defense of the Constitution?

The Constitution begins by forming the structure of the government. Note that the separation of power and the checks and balances are all on the government. There are no such limitations on the individual.

As I read the Bill of Rights, I notice the two most striking things about the Constitution. The first is the amount of negative language with clear commands. Look for phrases such as “Congress shall make no law…”, or “…the right of the people to…, shall not be infringed.”. These make it clear that “We the people” are dictating to the government, not the other way around. We tell the government what to do in a commanding tone. The second thing is the way the Constitution discusses rights. Specifically it never states the word “right” without preceding it with the word “the”. This is a clear acknowledgement of the framers recognition that our rights preexist government.

However, the Constitution does not enforce the law all by itself. It cannot take action to stop a Congress from enacting laws that violate Constitutional principles. That action has to begin with a proper understanding of what our rights really are and how important a limited government is to the preservation of those rights. Words written on a piece of paper won’t enforce law or stop tyrants. Individual people do that. Without action by the people of the United States, the Constitution is meaningless.

The responsibility is clearly upon us. Will we read the actual words of the Constitution ourselves our sit passively while others do the work for us? Will we accept slick marketing that delivers self-serving interpretations of the Constitution? Should we accept ideas like those of Alexander Hamilton who suggested we read “between the lines” of the Constitution looking for expanded government powers, or will we remember Jefferson’s retort that he had checked very carefully between the lines and found only, “blank space”?

My challenge to you is to pick one day a year that you set aside to read our beautiful Declaration of Independence and Constitution. These documents are the envy of the world. The least we can do is spend a little time each year, maybe Constitution Day or maybe July 4th, and read the words that make some of the best things in our way of life possible.

Knowing the words and the message of our founding documents will not just keep them alive, but will keep them alive in the most important place where the Constitution must reside – in our hearts and minds. This is the best defense we can give our law, our country, and our fellow Americans, “… against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

A 'Living Constitution' for a Dying Republic

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. ... Done...the seventeenth day of September, in the year of our LORD one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven." --George Washington and the delegates
On 17 September of each year, we observe Constitution Day, in recognition of the anniversary of that venerable document's signing by our nation's Founders. Of course, most of the federal judiciary pay no homage to that date. They are preoccupied rewriting the so-called "Living Constitution," amending it by judicial diktat rather than its prescribed method in Article V.
For its first 150 years (with the notable exception Marbury v. Madison in 1803), our Constitution stood as our Founders, and more importantly, "the people," intended -- as is -- in accordance with its original intent. In other words, it was interpreted
exegetically rather than eisegetically, textually as constructed, not what could be read into it by later generations of jurists.
In the early 20th Century, there was still evidence of reverence for the supreme law of the land. For example, prohibitionists acknowledged that the Constitution did not include a single word about alcohol consumption and would have to be amended before the central government would have the authority to outlaw alcohol. On 16 January 1919, the 18th Amendment was ratified by the states. Within the decade the law of unintended consequences prevailed, and even ardent prohibitionists realized that enforcing the 18th Amendment had spawned a massive and violent organized-crime culture. Thus, on 5 December 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified, repealing the 18th.
These two amendments were the last pertaining most directly to the authority of the central government, while the remaining five address specific modifications to the plain language of our Constitution. So how is it now that the central government has become the behemoth our Constitution expressly prohibited?
Prior to the reign of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the courts were still largely populated with originalists, who properly rendered legal interpretation based on construction of the Constitution's "original intent." However, FDR grossly exceeded the Constitutional limits upon the authority of his office and that of the legislature in his folly to end The Great Depression (the latter falling victim to World War II -- not FDR's social and economic engineering). FDR's extra-constitutional exploits opened the door for the judiciary to follow the same path -- to read into the Constitution what was necessary to make it conform to the demands of the prevailing political will.
In the decades that followed, the notion of a "Living Constitution," one subject to all manner of judicial interpretation, took hold in the federal courts. Judicial activists, those who legislate from the bench by issuing rulings based on their personal interpretation of the Constitution, or at the behest of likeminded special-interest constituencies, were nominated for the federal bench and confirmed in droves.
This degradation of law was codified by the Warren Court in Trop v. Dulles (1958). In that ruling, the High Court noted that the Constitution should comport with "evolving standards...that mark the progress of a maturing society." In other words, it had now become a fully pliable document. Indeed, the Constitution has become "a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary which they may twist and shape into any form they please," as Thomas Jefferson warned, and the judiciary, in Jefferson's words,
"the Despotic Branch".
Consequently, we now have a Constitution in exile, it having becoming little more than a straw man as the courts have become increasingly politicized, serving the special interests of political constituencies rather than interpreting the plain language of our Constitution, as judges are, by oath, sworn to do (Article VI, Section 3).
The Federalist Papers, as the definitive explication of our Constitution's original intent, clearly define original intent in regards to Constitutional interpretation. Founders James Madison (our Constitution's principle author), Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, published the Federalist Papers in order to clearly delineate the parameters of the proposed Constitution.
In regard to the role of the judiciary, Federalist Paper No. 73, notes, "Judges...by being often associated with the Executive...might be induced to embark too far in the political views of that magistrate, and thus a dangerous combination might by degrees be cemented between the executive and judiciary departments. It is impossible to keep the judges too distinct from every other avocation than that of expounding the laws. It is peculiarly dangerous to place them in a situation to be either corrupted or influenced by the Executive."
Federalist No. 78 further notes, "[The Judicial Branch] may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment...liberty can have nothing to fear from the judiciary alone, but would have everything to fear from its union with either of the other departments."
And in no uncertain terms, Federalist No. 81 makes abundantly clear, "[T]here is not a syllable in the [Constitution] which directly empowers the national courts to construe the laws according to the spirit of the Constitution...."
George Washington advised, "The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, 'till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People is sacredly obligatory upon all."
Today, two centuries hence, Justice Antonin Scalia says of judicial activism, "As long as judges tinker with the Constitution to 'do what the people want,' instead of what the document actually commands, politicians who pick and confirm new federal judges will naturally want only those who agree with them politically."
The most insidious line of activist interpretations concerns our Constitution's First Amendment. Invoking Jefferson's "Wall of Separation," the Despotic Branch has endeavored to remove any vestigial remnant of faith from all quarters of the public square at the federal, state and local level.
Of course, the First Amendment states only that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
The errant interpretation of the "wall" metaphor puts liberty in great peril.
Our Declaration of Independence and its subordinate guidance, our Constitution, are based on natural law, and outline the natural rights of man as being from our Creator, not manmade.
"Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" are natural rights "endowed by our Creator," not government. Likewise, our Constitution was written and ratified "in order secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity." As such, it established a republic ruled by laws, not men.
Indeed, as Alexander Hamilton wrote, "The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power."
However, if the expression of faith is banished from all government forums, not the least of which being schools, then how long will "the people" continue to understand that these "inalienable rights" are, in Jefferson's words, "the gift of God"?
The late Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist concluded, "The wall of separation between church and state is a metaphor based upon bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned. ... The greatest injury of the 'wall' notion is its mischievous diversion of judges from the actual intention of the drafters of the Bill of Rights."
George Washington proclaimed, "[W]here is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation deserts the oaths...?"
That is a question we should all be asking today.
While the words "conservative" and "liberal" are ubiquitously used to describe Republicans and Democrats respectively, these words properly should describe whether one advocates for the conservation of our Constitution, as originally intended, or its liberal interpretation by judicial activists. Does one want to conserve Constitutional limits on the central government, or liberate those limits?
Our Constitution established a Republic intended to reflect the consent of the governed, a nation of laws, not men.
At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin was asked if the delegates formed "a republic or a monarchy." He responded, "A republic if you can keep it."
To that end, John Adams wrote, "A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."

By Mark Alexander · Friday, September 16, 2005

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monetizing the Debt

"Treasuries gained, gold surged to a record and the dollar tumbled to a 15-year low against the yen on speculation the Federal Reserve will purchase as much as $1 trillion in bonds to bolster the economy. U.S. stocks declined. "
Well, that aint good.
Read More Here

Monday, September 13, 2010

50 Mind Blowing Facts About America That Our Founding Fathers Never Would Have Believed

If our Founding Fathers were alive today, what would they think of America? Surely they would be very proud that the United States stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific and has built some of the most amazing cities that the world has ever seen. They would probably be surprised that the country they founded went on to become the greatest economic machine in the history of the world, and they would be absolutely astounded by things like our interstate highway system and the Internet. However, there are quite a number of things that they would be horrified about as well. The fact that over 40 million Americans are dependent on the federal government for their daily food would be deeply disturbing to our founders. Also, the fact that the U.S. government has accumulated the greatest mountain of debt in human history would be incredibly distressing to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the founders. But perhaps most of all, our founders would be absolutely disgusted that the land where Americans could once be free to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has become so tightly regulated and controlled that Americans dare not even squeak without the permission of the federal government.
Needless to say, our founders would certainly not understand many of our institutions or many of the advanced technologies that we have today. But without a doubt they would be able to grasp how far we have fallen as a nation and how far we have strayed from the fundamental principles that they enshrined in our founding documents. The United States is a much different place today than it was in 1776, and unfortunately many of the changes have been for the worse.
The following are 50 mind blowing facts about modern America that our Founding Fathers never would have believed....
#1 In 2010, not only does the United States have a central bank, but it also runs our economy and issues all of our currency. The Federal Reserve has devalued the U.S. dollar by over 95 percent since 1913 and it has been used to create the biggest mountain of government debt in the history of the world.
#2 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that U.S. government agents can legally sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, place a secret GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of you everywhere that you go.
#3 The 50 wealthiest members of Congress saw their collective fortunes increase by 85.1 million dollars to $1.4 billion in 2009.
#4 The U.S. government has accumulated a national debt that is rapidly approaching the 14 trillion dollar mark.
#5 All over the United States, asphalt roads are being ground up and are being replaced with gravel because it is cheaper to maintain. The state of South Dakota has transformed over 100 miles of asphalt road into gravel over the past year, and 38 out of the 83 counties in the state of Michigan have now turned some of their asphalt roads into gravel roads.
#6 Americans now owe more than $849 billion on student loans, which is more than the total amount that Americans owe on their credit cards.
#7 In 2010, Americans waste an astounding amount of food. According to a study by the California Integrated Waste Management board, 63 percent of the average supermarket's waste stream is food. When you break that down, it means that each supermarket wastes approximately 3,000 pounds of food each year.
#8 The city of Cleveland plans to sort through curbside trash to ensure that people are actually recycling properly. If it is discovered that some citizens are not recycling they will be hit with very large fines.
#9 Once upon a time, U.S. industry was the envy of the world. But since 1979, manufacturing employment in the United States has fallen by 40 percent.
#10 Even though the U.S. population has exploded in size, the number of Americans with manufacturing jobs today is smaller than the number of Americans who were employed in manufacturing in 1950.
#11 Having one out of every eight Americans enrolled in the food stamp program is now considered "the new normal" and Americans continue to drop into poverty in astounding numbers.
#12 One out of every six Americans is now being served by at least one government anti-poverty program.
#13 A family of four actually has difficulty surviving on an income of $50,000 a year in America in 2010.
#14 Barack Obama is backing a proposal to create a national database that will store the DNA of all individuals who have been arrested, even if they end up not being convicted of a crime.
#15 In 2010, it takes the average unemployed American worker over 8 months to find a job.
#16 The U.S. government has made some parts of Arizona off limits to U.S. citizens because of the threat of violence from Mexican drug smugglers. The federal government has actually posted signs more than 100 miles north of the Mexican border warning travelers that certain areas are unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers.
#17 One recent survey of last year's college graduates discovered that 80 percent moved right back home with their parents after graduation.
#18 In one of the very first military commissions held under the Obama administration, a U.S. military judge ruled that confessions obtained by threatening the subject with rape are admissible in court.
#19 The average American worker now pays literally dozens of different kinds of taxes each year.
#20 In recent years the U.S. government has spent $2.6 million tax dollars to study the drinking habits of Chinese prostitutes and $400,000 tax dollars to pay researchers to cruise six bars in Buenos Aires, Argentina to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior when drunk.
#21 Christians are being arrested and thrown in jail in some areas of the United States for quietly passing out Christian literature on public sidewalks.
#22 The Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice has announced that it will begin using cutting edge analysis software to predict crime by young delinquents and will place "potential offenders" in prevention and education programs.
#23 Organic milk is now considered such a national crisis that the FDA has been conducting military style raids on Amish farmers in the state of Pennsylvania.
#24 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that they are considering a crackdown on farm dust.
#25 According to a new CDC report, nearly half of all Americans now use prescription drugs on a regular basis.
#26 Oakland, California Police Chief Anthony Batts says that due to severe budget cuts there are a number of crimes that his department will simply not be able to respond to any longer. The crimes that the Oakland police will no longer be responding to include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism.
#27 Today, Americans are losing their homes in staggering numbers. One out of every seven mortgages was delinquent or in foreclosure during the first quarter of 2010.
#28 Many of our leading scientists are now calling themselves "transhumanists" and are openly proclaiming that a future where men have fully merged with machines is inevitable.
#29 Americans who spend large amounts of cash are viewed as "potential criminals" by the U.S. government in 2010.
#30 New full body security scanners going into airports all across the United States can actually see through our clothing and produce very clear and very detailed images of our exposed bodies as we walk through them.
#31 The U.S. financial system has become a massive gambling parlor in 2010. As a result, a horrific derivatives bubble has developed that threatens to destroy our entire economy at any moment. Nobody knows exactly how big the derivatives bubble is, but low estimates place it at around 600 trillion dollars and high estimates put it at around 1.5 quadrillion dollars. Once that bubble pops there simply will not be enough money in the entire world to fix it.
#32 The U.S. government is spending an amount of money equivalent to approximately 25.4 percent of GDP this year.
#33 Today, 10,000 people make 30% of the total income in the United States.
#34 A 2006 Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation discovered that 250 employees of the Defense Department used credit cards or PayPal to purchase images of children in sexual situations. However, the investigation also found that the Pentagon investigated only a handful of those cases.
#35 According to a recent poll of Americans between the ages of 44 and 75, 61% said that running out money was their biggest fear. The remaining 39% thought death was scarier.
#36 Approximately 57 percent of Barack Obama's 3.8 trillion dollar budget for 2011 consists of direct payments to individual Americans or is money that is spent on their behalf.
#37 A recent Department of Justice guide for investigators of criminal and extremist groups lists "constitutionalists" and "survivalists" alongside organizations like Al-Qaeda and the Aryan Brotherhood.
#38 The U.S. trade deficit has exploded to nightmarish proportions over the past two decades. Every single month tens of billions more dollars goes out of the United States than comes into it. Essentially, the United States is becoming far poorer as a nation each and every month.
#39 Factories are closing in droves across the United States because the American people would rather buy things made in China.
#40 Millions upon millions of good paying middle class jobs are being shipped off to China and they are never coming back. Meanwhile, U.S. politicians stand by idly and do nothing.
#41 Some analysts now believe that China could become the largest economy in the world by the year 2020.
#42 If the U.S. government was forced to use GAAP accounting principles (like all publicly-traded corporations must), the annual U.S. government budget deficit would be somewhere in the neighborhood of four to five trillion dollars.
#43 According to one recent survey, 28% of all U.S. households have at least one person that is currently searching for a full-time job.
#44 The U.S. dollar continues to rapidly decline in value. An item that cost $20.00 in 1970 will cost you $112.35 today. An item that cost $20.00 in 1913 will cost you $440.33 today.
#45 Major international organizations are actually proposing that the United States start considering the adoption of a truly global currency.
#46 Students at a high school in Missouri have built a car that they claim can get up to 450 miles per gallon. On another note, some of the top energy experts in the world believe that thorium could solve our energy problems and supply very cheap energy for society for hundreds of thousands of years. But in today's world technologies such as these are endlessly suppressed by the rich and powerful.
#47 One Colorado high school student is seeking an explanation from officials at his school after he was ordered by security guards to remove American flags from his truck because they might make other students at the high school "uncomfortable."
#48 Three California high school students were recently forced to remove their American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.
#49 Memorial crosses erected along Utah public roads to honor fallen state troopers have been found unconstitutional by a federal appeals court and now must be removed permanently.
#50 One group of high school students made national headlines recently when they revealed that a security guard ordered them to stop singing the national anthem during a visit to the Lincoln Memorial.
Reprinted with permission from the Economic Collapse Blog.
September 13, 2010
Copyright © 2010 Economic Collapse Blog

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Barack Obama says 'no' to solar panels on the White House roof | Suzanne Goldenberg | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Barack Obama says 'no' to solar panels on the White House roof | Suzanne Goldenberg | Environment | guardian.co.uk
Funny, I thought his agenda was all about "Green Energy" jobs??? More Liberal Hypocrisy. Do as I say, not as I do. Why should BO put solar panels on the White House, he's only there when he's not on vacation, burning dollars and kerosene. And Millions of Both.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Social Engineering Bill In Senate Will Force You Into City

A social engineering bill to restrict residence in the suburbs and rural areas and force Americans into city centers has passed the United States Senate Banking Committee and is on the fast track to passage in the Senate.

The bill is called the Livable Communities Act (SB 1619) and it was introduced by corruptocrat outgoing Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.). It seeks to fulfill the United Nation’s plan Agenda 21, adopted at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and signed onto by “New World Order” President George H.W. Bush.

This bill is designed to destroy your community. According to the non-profit American Policy Center the bill:

  • Is a blueprint for the transformation of our society into total Federal control.
  • Will enforce Federal Sustainable Development zoning and control of local communities.
  • Will create a massive new “development” bureaucracy.
  • Will drive up the cost of energy to heat and cool your home.
  • Will drive up the cost of gasoline as a way to get you out of your car.
  • Will force you to spend thousands of dollars on your home in order to comply.

A carrot and stick policy will be used to get your local government to sign on. The carrot is billions of dollars in grants available if your local government agrees to amend zoning laws that restrict housing in outlying areas, forcing people to give up their homes and land and move into the city center.

The stick will be denial of the funds and bad publicity generated by “Green” organizations criticizing government officials for turning down free money.

The rub is the grants will come with strings attached that force local governments to bend to the will of the Feds.

The idea of these social engineering initiatives is to force people to live in a congested area in high rise buildings with housing on the upper floors and stores on the bottom. The whole area will be linked by mass transit creating the “utopian” communities loved by socialists.

The result will be higher costs for housing (because overcrowding will make housing space a premium) and goods and services (because of less choice and competition) and less freedom to move about (because cars won’t be necessary and parking space will be prohibitively expensive).

As we pointed out here President Barack Obama is — not surprisingly — an advocate of this type of nonsense. And his cabinet is populated by elitists who think they know better than you how you should live.

It is imperative that you call your two Senators immediately and tell them to oppose Dodd’s SB1619.

September 10, 2010 by Bob Livingston

How Obama Thinks - Forbes

Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history. Thanks to him the era of big government is back. Obama runs up taxpayer debt not in the billions but in the trillions. He has expanded the federal government's control over home mortgages, investment banking, health care, autos and energy. The Weekly Standard summarizes Obama's approach as omnipotence at home, impotence abroad.

The President's actions are so bizarre that they mystify his critics and supporters alike. Consider this headline from the Aug. 18, 2009 issue of the Wall Street Journal: "Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling." Did you read that correctly? You did. The Administration supports offshore drilling--but drilling off the shores of Brazil. With Obama's backing, the U.S. Export-Import Bank offered $2 billion in loans and guarantees to Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras to finance exploration in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro--not so the oil ends up in the U.S. He is funding Brazilian exploration so that the oil can stay in Brazil.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Let me see if I get this straight.

Let me see if I get this straight:

• The State Department warns travelers to Saudi Arabia that the "public display of non-Islamic religious articles such as crosses and Bibles is not permitted."

• Travel to Makkah (Mecca) and Medina, the cities where the two holiest mosques of Islam are located, is forbidden to non-Muslims.

• The Saudi government forbids the practice of other religions. There are precisely zero churches, synagogues and temples in the country.

• Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is considered apostasy and is, in most circumstances, punishable by death.

• Proselytizing by non-Muslims is illegal, including the distribution of non-Muslim religious materials; if caught doing so, you will be arrested, charged with proselytizing, and forced to serve two or more months in prison.

• Saudi women are prohibited from marrying non-Muslims.

• The Government requires non-citizens to carry Iqamas, or legal resident identity cards, which contain a religious designation for "Muslim" or "non-Muslim."

• Women do not have the right to drive.

• A teacher in Saudi Arabi was sentenced to 70 months in prison and 750 lashes for "mocking religion" after he discussed the Bible and praised Jews.

But it's American citizens that are intolerant for opposing the construction of New York's 150th mosque -- because it's located at Ground Zero.

What a frickin' crock.

Thanks to Doug Ross

Chuck Donovan For US Senate

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Fed and the Ratchet Effect - Robert P. Murphy - Mises Daily

The Fed and the Ratchet Effect - Robert P. Murphy - Mises Daily

USA Insolvency is Certain

Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke issues the warning. Asian nations, China and India first, are no longer willing to purchase securities issued by the US Treasury, which this year has about US$ two trillion short-term debt to refinance. Beijing is buying gold instead.
For at least four years, AsiaNews has sounded the alarm bells against the risks due to the huge size reached by speculative finance[1]. In 2008, we said that the attempt to save US banks could push the US debt beyond the point of solvency (see Maurizio d’Orlando, “US debt approaches insolvency . . .,” in AsiaNews 19 December 2008)[2]. Back them it could appear a bit overblown, but now even US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S Bernanke is warning the US Congress about the danger. In a statement before the House Financial Services Committee,[3] he said that the US public debt might no longer be sustainable very soon. Financial jargon aside, the subtitle of an article by The Washington Times—Stage is set in U.S. for a Greek tragedy—says it all. Interviewed for the article, Bernanke says the United States is likely to face a debt crisis like the one in Greece sooner than later, “not something that is 10 years away”.
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Gerald Celente on The Stock Market

"'...investing in the stock market is a loser’s game. Just to get back to its 1999 level in real, inflation-adjusted terms, the Dow would have to hit 13,460.' - Gerald Celente"

Inflation and deflation

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Fed has more than doubled the amount of currency in circulation in the last 2 years. Inflation is just that, inflation of the amount of money in circutlation, this forces prices to rise due to the lower purchasing power of the currency.
It's no wonder that WalMart recently reported inflation of consumer prices on their inventory of an average of 6% last month. Most food items are up as much as 50% in the same time frame. Commodity prices are going to skyrocket soon.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

How Hyperinflation Will Happen by Gonzalo Lira

How Hyperinflation Will Happen by Gonzalo Lira

I hate to be a party pooper, but this is real and it's really happening.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Beginning of The End

In Peter Schiff's 2009 book "Crash Proof 2.0", which is an update of his 2006 "Crash Proof", he has this to say about the effects of the Federal Reserve's creation of inflation and the foriegn investor coming to the realization that their investment is worthless:

"When the focus is on inflation and Uncle Sam is printing the next Trillion of stimulus money, demand for our debt will implode and the only buyer left will be the Federal Reserve. At that point there will be an increase in the velocity of money, as in "I'd better spend this dollar today because it's going to buy less tomorrow". High velocity marks the terminal phase of a currency, and we are setting the stage for the stampede right now."

Think about that for a moment.

High velocity marks the terminal phase of a currency........ only buyer left will be the Federal Reserve....

The Federal Reserve has been monetizing our debt for some time now, but at the beginning of August, no one was willing to put any money into US Treasury Bonds, so who bought them?
The Federal Reserve, of course. The August 5 purchase was a paltry $7 Billion, but when one understands that inflation in general is caused by the Fed "inflating" or increasing the supply of dollars in the market, and our foreign debt is in dollars, you can see how easy it is to pay back a 1990 debt of $100 million with a volume of $100 milllion 2010 dollars. Our 2010 dollars have a much lower commodity "buying power" but, volume is volume and when it's in fiat currency, a dollar is still a dollar.

We are in serious trouble folks.

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse

Here comes the double dip recession, or in our case I think it's going full bore into depression. Even extremely liberal Keynesian economists like Paul Krugman are forecasting wide spread starvation in Western countries due to the ending of fiat currencies.
The outlook is bleak.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

US Bond Market, The Mother Of All Bubbles

'The bond market is the mother of all bubbles right now. When it bursts the losses will dwarf the combined lossess of the stockmarket bubble and the real estate bubble,' he said.
Both Schiff and Faber think Obama's government face an unenviable task.
'The problem is there is no way for the government to pay this money back, apart from through horrendous tax increases, which could never be accomplished,' Schiff said. 'Or else the government has to tell people on medicare or social security that they cannot get their cheques as the government is not able to pay its interest. And it is not just paying interest - it is also not being able to roll over short term debt; they will have to retire the principal. So there will be massive inflation.'
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Hyperinflation starts at WalMart - 50% increase on some items IN 6 WEEKS!

Here in the USA, according to The New York Post reporting a “recent JPMorgan Chase study” of prices at Wal-Mart showed that “the world’s largest retailer has raised prices by nearly 6% on average over the past six weeks,” and, “Prices on certain items increased by more than half,” which is an instant inflation rate of 50%, which all thinking people agree is a lot of inflation! Wow!

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