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

Thursday, December 30, 2010

More attack on the 4th Amendment

The TSA molests or forces nude photos of every air passenger, but there are now random bag searches in the DC Metro, and as of today forced blood sampling at DUI check points.
At what point do we, as individuals, say enough is enough? Personally, I think that moment passed a long time ago.

Sanitation workers selfishly slowed down the cleanup - NYPOST.com

Sanitation workers selfishly slowed down the cleanup - NYPOST.com

Will the State of New York be bringing charges of manslaughter against the Union bosses? There were several deaths attributed to the inability of ambulances to pick up sick and injured people due to the street blockages. In one case a child died in a lobby of an apartment building, where the mother waited 9 hours for an ambulance.
Unions? What are they good for? Nothing.
Obama coddled the unions to get elected and acts as if they are a godsend to the working class. I suppose they will actually be the death of us all, if this is they way they handle themselves.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

No Free Lunches

Economists are the real "party of No." They keep saying that there is no such thing as a free lunch – and politicians keep on getting elected by promising free lunches.

Such promises may seem to be kept, for a while. There are ways the government can juggle money around to make everything look OK, but it is only a matter of time before that money runs out and the ultimate reality hits, that there is no free lunch.

We are currently seeing what happens, in fierce riots raging in various countries in Europe, when the money runs out and the brutal truth is finally revealed, that there is no free lunch.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Free Speech Under Attack Everywhere, but mostly here in America

photo from Infowars.com

Hold on to your hats - 2011 is going to suck.


It's almost impossible to find anyone who is long term bearish on the stock market or economy at this time. In the recent Barron's poll every single analyst expected a rise in stock prices next year and continued economic expansion.

I think they are all going to be wrong, horribly wrong. I believe next year the stock market will begin the third leg down in the secular bear market. And the global economy will tip over into the next recession that will be much worse than the last one.

I've gone over the 3 year cycle in the dollar index many times. The dip down into the next 3 year cycle low this spring should drive the final leg up in gold's massive C-wave. What I haven't talked much about is what happens after the dollar bottoms.

I actually expect this three year cycle in the dollar to play out almost exactly like it did during the last three year cycle. When the dollar collapses this spring it will not only drive the price of gold to a final C-wave top, it will drive virtually all commodity prices through the roof, the most important being energy and to some extent food.

It was the sudden massive spike in energy that drove the global economy over the edge into recession in late `07 and early `08. The implosion of the credit markets just exacerbated the problem. You can see on the following chart just as soon as Bernanke drove the dollar below long term historical support (80) oil took off on its parabolic move to $147.

What followed was a collapse in economic activity and the beginning of the second leg down in the long term secular bear market for stocks.

This was mirrored by the dollar rallying out of the 3 year cycle low. That rally was driven by the severe, but brief, deflationary pressures released as the global economy and then credit markets collapsed.

We will see the same thing happen again. In his attempt to print prosperity and reflate asset prices Ben is going to spike inflation horribly as the dollar collapses down into the three year cycle low next spring. Just like in `08 that will tip the global economy back into recession and another deflationary period as the dollar rallies out of the three year cycle low.

The stock market will begin the trip down into the next leg of the secular bear market that it's been in since 2000. The global economy will roll over into the next recession which I expect to be much worse than the one we just suffered through, mainly because it will begin with unemployment already at very high levels.

Contrary to what economists and analyst are telling you, at the dollars three year cycle low next year it will be time to put our bear hats back on, prepare for hard times, and the next leg down in the stock market bear.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

After a whirlwind trip through the state of Georgia for the Christmas holiday and with the threat of really icy roads, we decided to make a run for it and head back to Athens from Savannah before it was too difficult. In the South, just like everywhere else, there is no driving on ice. Snow, no problem, Ice, forget about it.
Anywho, here in Athens, it was the first white Christmas since 1882 or something like that. Global Warming in action! We encountered a fair amount of falling snow on the drive home, but all was uneventfull. Stayed up late trying to unwind from 3 straight days of driving from place to place to see the family. I hated to leave a day early, but the thought of icy roads didn't sit well with me.
Mostly, I wanted to be in Savannah for my dad's 86th birthday today and feel a little let down that we had to cut out, but safety first.
All of this is a long round about set up to explain my fuzzy brain this morning. I got up, let the dogs out, started a fire, put the dog food down for my three hungry labs, got Steve's medication ready (Steve is my oldest lab and has a bit of epilepsy and takes phenobarbitol twice a day) by doing the usual - pill wrapped in a bit of cheese- then promptly fed it to Charlie. They are both brown, 80 lbs and Charlie sat down right where Steve usually awaits his meds, so I just gave it to him without looking. ooops.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Paul Krugman Attacks Ron Paul

by Robert Wenzel

Wow, I guess Paul Krugman got spoken to about calling Ron Paul consistent. I mean he must have gotten really reamed.He is out with a new absurd attack on Congressman Paul that ranks up there with the Kennedy Assassination magic bullet theory for absurd reasoning. The year is not quite up yet, but I'm pretty sure this post alone will result in Krugman getting this year's Gene Callahan Award for Absurd Argumentative Style.Krugman writes this:
I used that term — it’s probably not original, but who knows? — in a recent post about the increasingly obscure meaning of the money supply. The best example would surely be Ron Paul, who’s now going to have oversight over the Fed. If you read his stuff, it’s very clear: money is a well-defined quantity that the Fed controls, and inflation comes from — indeed is defined as — increases in that quantity.What he means, I guess, is monetary base. Here’s the actual relationship between monetary base and inflation:
It’s also worth nothing that in normal times (not now), monetary base consists overwhelmingly of currency (bank reserves are normally very small), and the majority of US currency isn’t even being held in the United States.It’s kind of terrifying, in a way, to realize that the politically dominant faction in America right now has a view of money, what it is, and how it works that hasn’t been true since the early 19th century, if it ever was.Let's take a part this nonsense, piece by piece. Krugman writes:
What he [Ron Paul] means, I guess, is monetary base.Krugman knows damn well that the monetary base is not the same thing as the money supply--and that the distinction became important once excess reserves started piling up, to the tune of a trillion dollars, in the monetary base. Further, Krugman knows this trillion dollars in excess reserves is money sitting outside the system, i.e., it is not in the economy. It is pure evil when Krugman suggests that Congressman Paul thinks that the monetary base is the same thing as the money supply. During television interviews, I have heard Congressman Paul on many occasions comment that there was a huge amount of excess reserves in the monetary base and that it was a threat to explode the money supply. This clearly indicates that Congressman Paul knows the difference between the monetary base and the money supply. (Note: Don't send me an early clip of Congressman Paul talking about the monetary base, without reference to excess reserves, as Krugman points out, monetary base was different in "normal times". Once it became clear that excess reserves were flooding the monetary base, Congressman Paul clearly noted that the monetary base was not moving in correlation with the money supply)Thus, the chart Krugman runs to show the supposed disconnection between the monetary base and price inflation, and implying that Congressman Paul thinks there is a connection, is deception far beyond that of his Princeton buddy, Ben Bernanke, who claimed that he is currently not printing money.Krugman goes on with even more nonsense by calling Ron Paul's view the politically dominant view. Ron Paul subscribes to the Austrian School of Economics. While gaining in popularity, it's about as politically dominant as the legalize LSD movement. Labeling Paul's view as the politically dominant view appears to be a slick attempt to muddy Ron Paul with the economic mess that is surely coming. "Hey, the politically dominant paleomonetarism/Ron Paul view is what got us in this mess."Krugman will most surely please his masters with this latest nonsense, but how he is able to sleep at night, I have no idea.You might say, it’s kind of terrifying, in a way, to realize that the New York Times is willing to give space to Krugman who writes such rubbish that distorts and confuses America about what is really going on in the economy.
Originally Published by Economic Policy Journal

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Big Brother and The Police State

Eric Holder, in his best rhetoric is trying to make people "aware" that the next wave of terroism will come from within. American Citizens are turning against the government. These people are radicals, or so says Holder. Maybe they are just afraid of the impending Police State and want to be sure and prepare themselves for their own defense.
Last night, while watching a somewhat popular remake of a 1960's classic TV show, Hawaii 5-0, I realized that the TV watching populace is being regularly conditioned to accept the Police State. Characters made statements like "you have a badge, you can go anywhere" and "he's trying to leave the island, I'll call Department of Homeland Security and put him on the No Fly List". How is utilizing a Federal Para Military Law Enforcement Agency, designed to protect from foriegn attackers appropriate for state law enforcement issues? Even worse was the Police Captain calling his girlfriend on an aircraft carrier and got her to redirect a spy sattelite in order to follow a suspect. Hmm, redirecting military assets for Law Enforcement. That is in direct conflict with the Posse Commitatus Act and Unconsitutional. Now, I understand that this is a television show and not reality, however, it seems to be a means of getting people to accept being controlled in every aspect by the government.
Are the Holder story and the Hawaii 5-0 commentary connected? Probably not, outside of my own little head, but sure is interesting that the head of the Department of Justice is telling us that they are going to be looking more closely at US Citizens and TV is conditioning us to accept the prying eyes of Big Brother, combine that with the TSA's over reaching searches, the recently announced DC Metro "random bag searches", warrantless wiretapping, GPS locators on cars, and the list goes on and on. Your civil rights are nearly nonexistant. Don't give up anything more.
Unless the next time you leave your home you don't mind hearing "Papers Please".

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Obama will not be invited to the Royal Wedding

I suppose you get what you deserve. The Obama's will not be invited to William and Kate's wedding.
There may have been a possibility of invitation, had the wedding happened a few years back, you know, before giving a nearly blind Prime Minister a state gift of 25 DVDs, in a format that doesn't work in Europe, or giving the Queen of England an iPod filled with show tunes and your own speeches.
What a foreign policy buffoon. Karma's a bitch, eh, Barry?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Oops, that's not a tax credit.

I tried to tell you, but you didn't listen. You are going to have to give that money back.

More Security Theater Delivered By The TSA

A report from ABC News this morning reveals just what we all thought about the TSA in the first place. They are ineffective in doing anything other than violating our rights.

"Last fall, as he had done hundreds of times, Iranian-American businessman Farid Seif passed through security at a Houston airport and boarded an international flight.

He didn't realize he had forgotten to remove the loaded snub nose "baby" Glock pistol from his computer bag. But TSA officers never noticed as his bag glided along the belt and was x-rayed. When he got to his hotel after the three-hour flight, he was shocked to discover the gun traveled unnoticed from Houston. "

John Pistole, new head of the TSA has admitted that in tests at several airports, where guns, bomb parts and knives are placed "control baggage" to test the TSA Screeners, anywhere from 70% to in one airports case 100% of them are missed and allowed to flow through to the passenger.

How many billions of dollars have we wasted on these theatrics? It's time to stop and time to abolish the TSA.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gold Prices and Panic by Doug French

Gold Prices and Panic by Doug French
The panic should be that you don't have your assets protected by keeping your wealth out of failing currencies, like the dollar.

Dollar Collapse Is Coming, and Soon

I have written and reported on the coming collapse of the dollar for quite some time, but here is a one hour video that puts everything I have reported into one comprehensive, clear, concise statement about what's coming. Spend an hour, pay attention and learn a little something about what's coming. The information during them first hour is pretty much spot on, when the sales pitch starts for "The Stock Market Quitter's Secret" starts, I cannot attest to it's validity, and frankly would go ahead and disconnect. Semper Peratus.

Special Report: Is America the sick man of the globe? - Yahoo! News

Special Report: Is America the sick man of the globe? - Yahoo! News

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Taxes: Obama Tax Deal Clears Hurdle by Passing Senate - CNBC

Taxes: Obama Tax Deal Clears Hurdle by Passing Senate - CNBC

The headline should read "Unconstitutional Action Passes Tax Deal In Senate". Why is no one raising the red flag here? It's pretty clear in the Constiution of the United States, Article 1, Section 7, "All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives". This one did not originate in the House of Representatives. Pay attention media types!

Congress' Job Approval Rating Worst in Gallup History

Congress' Job Approval Rating Worst in Gallup History

This must be why they think they are doing such a great job...

Monday, December 13, 2010

"I will be happy to see the Republicans test whether or not I'm itching for a fight on a whole range of issues," Obama said last week.

Just love the NoBama idea that he can actually be part of a fight next year. His poll numbers continue to slide, and his "Greatest Triumph" has been deemed unconstitutional.
This is a world away from the 2008 campaign of "hopey changey horse dung" that so many people glomed onto, thinking something was really going to happen that would improve anyone's life. I'm saddened that in what has been called the greatest country in the world, sixty two million people were fooled into thinking this man was going to deliver something good. Well, he did make good on his promise. He "fundementally transformed" the United States. We are now on our way out of number one nation status and on our way to bananna republic status. Thanks Mr. President, for runining my country, mine and my parents net worth and my children's future possibilities.

U.S. Health-Care Law's Mandate Thrown Out by Judge - Bloomberg

U.S. Health-Care Law's Mandate Thrown Out by Judge - Bloomberg

Finally a Federal Judge who remembers what the constitution is.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ron Paul, Author of `End the Fed,' to Lead Fed Oversight Panel - Bloomberg

Ron Paul, Author of `End the Fed,' to Lead Fed Oversight Panel - Bloomberg
I can't help but get a little giggly over this one. Dr. Paul will now oversee the very institution he wants abolished.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Capital Markets are Tanking. Biggest Sell-Off of US Treasury Bonds in 2 Years

Is it any wonder that the capital markets are tanking? Printing Press Benny has flooded the world with US Dollars and now the US Taxpayer is going to have to pay for it. The insatiable spending habits of the US Federal Government is collapsing the economy, and I'm not just saying that for effect. Look around, it's happening before our eyes and thanks to the government school system, most Americans are too stupid to see it. OK, maybe that was a little harsh, but there has been a deliberate dumbing down of American "public school" students for the last 40 years. The founding documents are only barely discussed in schools these days. and with something that important ignored, how much economic do you think are taught? It's no wonder that the vast majority of high school and even a lot of college graduates can't even balance a check book. With an education like that how is that generation of Americans supposed to produce policy makers with the ability to operate and entire economy? Not possible.The upside to all of this will be the return to an absolutely free market economy. It will evolve out of the black markets and barter system that will spring up after the collapse.

2 Party System = No Choice, Especially When Only 1 Is Represented

One party rule. It's been decades since one party has ruled in Georgia, but it's happening again. Sure, the one party that's coming into nearly complete control of the state is the Republican Party, but many of those representatives, state senators and for that matter state wide elected officials used to be Democrats. Six Democrats changed party affiliation in the last few weeks. When the Who said "meet the new boss, same as the old boss" they couldn't have been more right about politics.
For the first time since the Reconstruction of the South, Georgia has every statewide office poised to be filled by the recently elected Republicans. I don't see how this can be a good thing, just look at DC. With a Democratic majority in both houses and the presidency, our Federal Government has nearly completely destroyed our economy and put us so far in debt that our children's grandchildren will be born with a debt owed to foriegn powers.
Look at one party rule through another prism for a moment, The USSR, Venezuela, Pre WWII Italy, or maybe most notably the National Socialist German Workers Party of 1920's through the 1940's. It's obvious that one party running everything is detrimental to the well being of a society.
With that in mind, I urge people to pay particular attention, especially in "non-partisan" races, to what party affiliations that candidates might have. If all of the candidates in a race are all in the same party, it doesn't matter who you vote for, you will get the same result and fall victim to Einstein's theory of insanity.

12 Simple Things You Need To Do Right Now To Prepare For The Coming Financial Apocalypse

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the U.S. economy is heading for complete and total disaster. State and local governments across the nation are uncontrollably bleeding red ink. The federal government has accumulated the largest debt in world history. Every year we buy hundreds of billions of dollars more from the rest of the world than they buy from us. That means that we are getting hundreds of billions of dollars poorer as a nation every single year. Meanwhile, thousands of factories and millions of jobs continue to be sent overseas as American cities turn into post-industrial wastelands. Incomes are down, unemployment remains at depressingly high levels and very few of our politicians seem to have any idea how to fix things. Yes, things are really, really bad. So what are some things that we can all be doing to prepare for the coming financial apocalypse?
Well, the truth is that we all need to start becoming less dependent on "the system". If the economy does completely fall apart at some point, your employer is probably not going to take care of you. Neither is the federal government – just look at what happened in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. In the end, you are going to have to take care of yourself and your family.
So are you ready?
Now is the time to prepare. If you wait until things totally fall apart it will be far too late.
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H1N1 Vaccine linked to 700% increase in miscarriages.

(NaturalNews) Recent data presented to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Children's Vaccines has revealed some shocking information about the effects of the H1N1 / swine flu vaccine on pregnant women. According to the report, the rate of miscarriage among pregnant women during the 2009 H1N1 / swine flu pandemic soared by over 700 percent compared to previous years, pointing directly to the vaccine as the culprit -- but the CDC denies the truth and continues to insist nobody has been harmed.According to the CDC, nearly 50 percent of all pregnant women were vaccinated with the H1N1 vaccine during the 2009 / 2010 influenza season. Those whose physicians instructed them to get a seasonal flu shot were three times more likely to get it, while those instructed specifically to get the H1N1 shot were ten times more likely to get it. And the numbers clearly show that along with the rise in vaccinations due to the H1N1 scare came the sharp increase in miscarriages, including a slew of actual reported adverse events.But the CDC does not seem to care about the facts, as numerous reports indicate the agency has failed to report any of this vital information to vaccine suppliers. In fact, when presented with the data for the third time, Dr. Marie McCormick, chair of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Vaccine Risk and Assessment Working Group, actually had the audacity to claim that there were no vaccine-related adverse events in pregnant women caused by the vaccine."This baseless and fallacious assessment by the CDC assessment group has given the green light to the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to continue their recommendation to give the 2010/11 flu shot to all people, including pregnant women," explained Eileen Dannemann, director of the National Coalition of Organized Women, presenter of the information."This upcoming 2010/11 flu vaccine contains the same elements that are implicated in the killing of these fetuses, the H1N1 viral component and the neurotoxin mercury (Thimerosal). Additionally, it contains two other viral strains -- a three-in-one shot for all people."Overall, the number of vaccine-related "fetal demise" reports increased by 2,440 percent in 2009 compared to previous years, which is even more shocking than the miscarriage statistic. Meanwhile, the CDC continues to lie to the public about the vaccine, urging everyone, including pregnant women, to get it.To read the report for yourself, visit: www.progressiveconvergence.c...

The List of Obamacare Waivers is Growing

If this 1.5 million people can "opt out" of Obamacare, why is it even neccessary to have it as a law? I thought this was going to mandantory? Notice on the list that the vast majority of waivers were given to labor unions, the same people that worked so hard to elect Obama in the first place.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wikileaks exposes criminal wrongdoing in climate record

Question; How and why can a year be claimed as the warmest on record two months before it is over?
Answer: To help participants in Cancun Climate Conference desperate because the public don’t believe, funding and power is being lost, as their deceptions are exposed.
Most believe 2010 is the warmest year ever, which is what government weather agencies, proponents of anthropogenic global warming and their supporters want. What is actually claimed is that 2010 is on the way to being the warmest on record, but they know media headlines will distort and USA Today along with others obliges with; 2010: Warmest year on record. Read More Here

I've been saying it for years, it's all a scam designed to seperate the west from it's wealth and power. In the 1970's it was "a new ice age" on the horizon, then it was "holes in the ozone", then "global warming", then "climate change" and now we are back to the "new ice age".
I suppose this crap works for those without the ability to remember beyond last night's American Idol or Dancing with the Stars.

These scam artists are interested in one thing and one thing only, your wealth.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Prepare for Violent Revolution in America

Look at the bright side, it's not bubble headed talking bears. The information, though seems to be pretty accurate.

Author claims we're in the grip of a mini ice age - Sunday Sun

Author claims we're in the grip of a mini ice age - Sunday Sun

More proof that the sience community cannot agree on anything. Global warming is a hoax perpetrated by those that will profit from it. Period. End of story.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Global Warm...Climate..Bullshit....

Now, we are freezing because of warming, or warming because of cooling, and supposedly it's all humankind's fault. Perfect excuse to raise taxes to buy credits, to trade carbon offsets, to enrich Goldman-Sachs. But of course, it's all about enriching Goldman-Sachs.....everything is about eniching Goldman-Sachs...

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Uncertainties of Global Warming: Sea Level Could Rise in South, Fall in North - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

The Uncertainties of Global Warming: Sea Level Could Rise in South, Fall in North - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Apparently these "scientists" don't understand simple physical laws of water and gravity.

Big Brother is tracking your every movement

A few months ago, The Bitter Patriot got quite angry about the warrantless use of GPS tracking devices to track the movements of "suspected n'err-do-wells".
Well, today marks a new chapter in the Big Brother Totalitarian Police State. It has come to light that the Federal Government has been using real time data from your credit cards to track your movements and purchases. This is also happening without any sort of warrant.

As reported by Wired "Federal law enforcement agencies have been tracking Americans in real-time using credit cards, loyalty cards and travel reservations without getting a court order, a new document released under a government sunshine request shows.
The document, obtained by security researcher Christopher Soghoian, explains how so-called “Hotwatch” orders allow for real-time tracking of individuals in a criminal investigation via credit card companies, rental car agencies, calling cards, and even grocery store loyalty programs. The revelation sheds a little more light on the Justice Department’s increasing power and willingness to surveil Americans with little to no judicial or Congressional oversight."

Today the Washington Post has reported that the Feds admit they have done a lot of snooping around well beyond what is legal.

I don't know about you, but I find all of this to be pretty creepy. If the government has the ability and proven history of using these sorts of tactics, then all Liberty really is lost in America.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What does your emergency fund look like?

When you hear a financial planner talk about having an “emergency fund” they are referring to a savings or checking account that will get you through tough times. We think this is wise but we also feel that the "Prepared Individual" should also plan for dire situations and have a Real Emergency Fund.
If you are on this site then you have probably spent time thinking about long term food storage, how to get fresh water or how to get your family Out of Dodge if the SHTF. If you have already thought about all this stuff, how much time have you spent thinking about your economic well being after a disaster? Any good survival or disaster plan should have an economic component to it as well. Whether it is buying gas for your car, food to feed your family or safe passage through a group of hostile people in a urban survival situation. You will need something to trade and barter with in these survival situations. If you think that your platinum credit card will get you through any disaster then read no further, this article is not for you.
Here @ SurvivalCache we do not get into predicting the future and we do not know what type of disasters the future holds (complete economic collapse, earthquake, global pandemic virus, World War III, TEOTWAWKI, etc). However we do know that good planning can get you and your family through the most difficult times and having a "Real Emergency Fund" along with a food, shelter, water, transportation and protection plan will help you do just that.
If you are living in the United States it comes down to the big four – Gold, Silver, The US Dollar, or Bartering Items (food, watches, fresh water, jewelry, ammo, warm clothes, etc). Like any good financial planner will tell you, diversification is the key to success. This is no different in a survival scenario. For example, let’s say you only keep platinum in your home for an emergency fund because it is your favorite precious metal and your father told you that platinum is always the most valuable metal. That is great for you and your dad but a lot people do not understand the value of platinum or its resale potential. This means that if all you have is platinum, you either might not be able to trade for goods & services or you will get a reduced trade where you receive much less in the way or goods & services for your platinum.
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