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“She Lied Over Four Coffins”


Here’s a powerful drama for you.  Watch the ebb and flow.  It’s about a couple of people who cared enough to stand up and speak truth to power.  They weren’t rewarded.  They were thrown out of a public gathering.

But they were not ineffective.  In just two days since their video was published, it’s had nearly 1.2 million hits.  The two people who spoke out have opened eyes.  They made a difference.

I’ll bet this video cost Hillary at least 10,000 votes.  Before it’s done, it may cost her half a million.  May God bless those who have enough courage or passion to stand and speak out.

One more point.  When one man spoke out, he was ridiculed and shouted down.  When a second speaker, a woman, followed up, the man’s complaint was validated.  It’s not often enough for one man to speak out.  But if there’s a second speaker, a third or a tenth, the complaint becomes validated.

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Posted by on February 28, 2016 in 2016 Election, Hillary for President, Lies, Video

 

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Placebo Economics


Placebos: Which do your prefer? The Red pills or the green paper? [courtesy Google Images]

PLACEBOS: Which do your prefer? The red pills or the green paper?
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Prologue:

For most of American history, we had an “asset-based” monetary system.  The basic “asset” that supported our monetary system was physical gold or silver.

In an asset-based monetary system and/or asset-based economy, the principle form of wealth are the “assets” (payments—usually, in physical gold). 

Insofar as that contention is true, it might also follow that:

In today’s debt-based monetary system and/or debt-based economy, the principle form of wealth is “debt” (not payments—but only paper promises to pay).

Why would anyone want more debt?

Because, in a fractional reserve banking system, debt instruments can be used as collateral to justify larger loans.  If government borrows $100 million, the resulting U.S. Bonds (debt-instruments; promises to pay) can be deposited by banks as collateral to justify more loans.

Under fractional reserve banking, banks could lend nine times the face value of the U.S. Bonds/collateral in their vaults.  The $100 million in government bonds (mere promises to pay) can be used as collateral to lend another $900 million to consumers to purchase homes, cars and flat-screen TVs.  All those additional purchases should “stimulate” the economy.

In a debt-based monetary system, debt is desirable for two reasons:

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The Heartbreak of Leap Year Birthdays


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Posted by on February 27, 2016 in Humor, Video

 

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What Americans Fear Most


We are not the lunatic fringe.  The kinds of ideas we consider, explore and embrace on blogs like this one are “mainstream”.  Not “Mainstream Media,” of course, but “mainstream” nonetheless.  The reason we don’t think of ourselves as “mainstream” is that we’re not portrayed that way by government and the Mainstream Media.

The following video illustrates that most our concerns are taken seriously by most Americans.

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Posted by on February 23, 2016 in Values, Video

 

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How Governments React to Bankruptcy


[courtesy Google Images]

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Michael Snyder (TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com) wrote:

 

“The crisis in Puerto Rico continues to spiral out of control.”

 

Maybe so, but I don’t regard Puerto Rico’s plight as big news. I don’t see Puerto Rico as being the domino that starts the chain reaction that eventually, topples the U.S. economy.

Even so, Puerto Rico’s reaction to its default is interesting as an indicator of what may happen to the US when the U.S. government also inevitably defaults on its debts.

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Posted by on February 23, 2016 in Bankruptcy, Debt, What Can't be Paid

 

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Gun Control Nuts


Gun Control Nuts In the 20th century, over 50 million people were murdered by their own governments--AFTER those governments banned private ownership of firearms. GUN CONTROL KILLS [courtesy Google Images]

GUN CONTROL “NUTS”
In the 20th century, over 50 million people were murdered by their own governments–AFTER those governments banned private ownership of firearms.
GUN CONTROL KILLS.   IT COULD HAPPEN HERE
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 “There has never been an occasion where a people gave up their weapons in the interest of peace that didn’t end in their massacre.” Louis L’Amour

 

ZeroHedge.com reported in “Meanwhile In Chicago, 120 People Shot In First 10 Days Of 2016” that,

 

“Even as Obama takes his anti-gun crusade to new highs [by] dispensing executive orders, the president conveniently continues to ignore the state of affairs in his native Chicago—a city in which guns are banned—yet where the shooting epidemic has never been worse.

“According to the Chicago Tribune, the total number of shootings in the windy city has risen to 120 in just over a week into the new year . . . at least 19 people have been killed and at least 101 more have been wounded. This is three times higher than compared to the same period one year ago.

“Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi released a statement saying, ‘Every year Chicago Police recover more illegal guns than officers in any other city, and as more and more illegal guns continue to find their way into our neighborhoods. So it is clear we need stronger state and federal gun laws.‘”

 

That’s not “clear” at all.

What’s clear is that the Chicago Police Department is lying or stupid.  As you’ll read, there’s good evidence indicating that Chicago gun deaths aren’t due to Chicago’s gun control laws being too weak, but because their gun control laws are too strong.

Gun control kills.

The cops should know it.  Insofar as the Chicago Police Department advocates more gun control, it’s helping to cause, rather than prevent, more deaths.

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Posted by on February 22, 2016 in 2nd Amendment, Death by Government, Health Care

 

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Interest Rate Manipulation Fails


Interest Rate Manipulation is Income Redistribution [courtesy Google Images]

Interest Rate Manipulation is Income Redistribution
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On February 9th, Business Insider Australia published “CARNAGE IN JAPAN:  Nikkei’s largest fall in years, yen spikes, government bond yields below 0%” which said in part:

 

“On Monday [February 8th], the benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost more than 900 points, closing the session at 16,085.44.  The 5.4% one-day decline was the largest since June 13, 2013 . . . .  Since January 29th, the day the Bank of Japan adopted a negative-interest-rate policy, the Nikkei index has lost more than 10%.”

Since mid-December, when the U.S. Federal Reserve increased the U.S. interest rate by 0.25%, the U.S. stock market has also suffered a significant decline.

Japan lowered its interest rates to zero—and then to a negative interest rate—their stock markets fell.

The U.S. raised interests from 0.25% to 0.50%, and the US stock markets fell.

The world’s stock market indices are falling. Judging by the US and Japanese recent experiences with raising—and lowering—interest rates, interest rate manipulation is insufficient to overcome whatever forces are causing the market declines.

This implies that neither the Bank of Japan nor the Federal Reserve has any viable tools–including interest rate manipulation–that can reliably stimulate the economy and withstand the forces of economic depression.

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