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Our Debt-Based Monetary System


The Rules of a Debt-Based Monetary System [courtesy Google Images]

The Rules for a Debt-Based Monetary System
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What follows is mostly speculation.

I’m going to explore several premises and, using my version of “logic,” build on those premises.

I’m not claiming that my premises are necessarily true. I’m not claiming that my “logic” is necessarily logical.

I am claiming that these premises and my “logic” lead to some hypothetical conclusions about our debt-based monetary system that are at least interesting and perhaps surprising.

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Know Your Enemy


Some blacks are beginning to know who their primary enemy is.  Some whites ought to follow suit.

There are racial tensions in this country.  Some of those tensions are real, some are based on hyperbole.  But the primary problem is not between blacks and whites; it’s between the people and their purported government and “leaders”.

We’re being betrayed–openly betrayed–by people in positions of power whose primary interest is only to serve and enrich themselves.  Government has become a racket.  Maybe that was always true, but if it was, that “racket” was smaller and concealed.  Today, it’s in your face.  The cops can kill, the politicians can steal, treason is a way of life, a claim of “right” is dismissed as laughable–and we’re told that’s just the natural order of things.

This country doesn’t need more laws, tougher enforcement and more prisons.  What we need is more trials for treason.  Lot’s more.

The government must be held accountable for its betrayals.  We need to ensure that the government is held liable to the same laws and levels of force as the people.  There should be no more immunities, special privileges and titles of nobility for officers and employees of the government than there are for the people.

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A Sad and Terrible Day


William Wallace:  "They may take our lives--but they will NEVER take our FREEDOM!" B.S., Billy boy.  Your descendants just voted to remain as slaves. [courtesy Google Images]

William Wallace: “They may take our lives–but they will NEVER take our FREEDOM!”
B.S., Billy boy. Your descendants just rejected freedom and voted to remain as England’s subjects.
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On Thursday, Scotland had an opportunity to discontinue its 307-year old association with Great Britain by simply voting to become an independent nation. This was no small opportunity since Scotland had been joined to Great Britain by force of conquest three centuries ago, and had brooded ever since about that injustice and longing for a moment to break free.

However, as reported in The New York Times (“Scotland Rejects Independence From United Kingdom”),

 

“Voters in Scotland rejected independence from Britain in a referendum that had threatened to break up the 307-year union between them . . . . With 26 of 32 voting districts reporting, there were 1,397,077 votes, or 54.2 percent, against independence, and 1,176,952, or 45.7 percent, in favor.”

 

 

Reuters reported (“ Scottish nationalist leader Salmond quits after losing independence vote”) that,

 

“ Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond [who supported Scottish independence from Great Britain] resigned as leader of his party on Friday and will quit as First Minister of his country after losing an independence referendum.

“‘For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream will never die,’ Salmond told reporters in Edinburgh.”

 

I don’t blame the First Minister of Scotland for resigning. The “dream” of Scottish independence is dead—murdered by the majority of the Scottish people.

So, therefore, Thursday was truly a sad and terrible day.

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Posted by on September 20, 2014 in Consent, Fascism, Independence, Tyranny, Venue

 

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Eleven Reasons Why You and your Family are Poor–and likely to stay Poor


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The Wall Street Journal reports in “Five Reasons Why You are Poor” that, according to the Federal Reserve, household net worth rose to $80.6 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2013, up from $70.83 trillion for the same period in 2013–an increase of nearly $10 trillion over the last four quarters–thanks to rising values of homes and U.S. stocks.

Maybe so, but those numbers don’t make sense to me.

There are about 120 million households in the US.  If their total net worth is $80 trillion, their average net worth is about $670,000.  I don’t know how the Federal Reserve computes average household net worth, but I don’t know very many people whose average household net worth is anywhere close to $670,000.  If America’s average household net worth were really $670,000–and if that wealth were distributed on a bell curve basis–I can’t imagine that we’d have any economic problems at all in this country. There’s something wrong and fundamentally misleading about the $80 trillion number the Fed used to describe American total household net worth. . . .

The Wall Street Journal continued to report that “But . . . employee pay as a share of national income has fallen to its lowest levels since 1951.

“Here are five reasons Americans still feel poor:”

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President Obama–Stop “Helping” Us!


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A recent article in The New York Times (“Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay”) reports that,

 “President Obama this week will seek to force American businesses to pay more overtime to millions of workers, the latest move by his administration to confront corporations that have had soaring profits even as wages have stagnated.

“On Thursday, the president will direct the Labor Department to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for several million additional fast-food managers, loan officers, computer technicians and others whom many businesses currently classify as “executive or professional” employees to avoid paying them overtime, according to White House officials briefed on the announcement.”

The rationale for this increase is probably the belief that if people’s incomes rise, they spend more and theoretically stimulate the economy.

But, on the other hand, if corporate labor costs rise, either corporate profits fall and/or prices go up.  If prices rise, the economy tends to slow.

So what will happen?  By raising some employee’s incomes, will we stimulate or slow the economy?

Answer:  That’s the wrong question.

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“Government is Inherently Good”?!!


Harry Reid (D-NV), United States Senator from ...

Harry Reid (D-NV), Majority Leader of the United States Senate–THE FACE OF BIG GOVERNMENT  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Washington Times recently reported (“Harry Reid:  ‘Government is Inherently Good’”) that,

 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he can’t understand why the tea party remains popular, given its similarity to the anarchist movement and its steadfast opposition to the ‘inherently good’ government.”

“Inherently good government”?

“Inherently good government”?! 

Are you kidding me?!!

Has Senator Reid lost his mind?  Is he becoming overwhelmed by his sense of guilt?  Or is he merely so ignorant that he doesn’t understand that this country started with the presumption that government was a “necessary evil” wherein the “necessary” was often debatable, but the “evil” was virtually certain?

George Washington implied the inherently wicked nature of government when he said, “Government, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”  Washington surely didn’t see government as “inherently good”.  He saw it as, at best, a dangerous servant.  At best.  Necessary, perhaps.  But always dangerous.

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Government’s Biggest “Special Interest” Is Government


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Government’s Growing “Special Interests” (Photo credit: woodleywonderworks)

Here’s evidence to show that government has become a enormous parasite feeding off the People who work for a living.  Worse, so many people are now working for government and feeding at the public trough that it’ll be almost impossible to vote to cut government employment or “benefits”.

American government has become the main political “Party” just as the the government of the former Soviet Union was that nation’s only “political party”.  The Democrat, and more recently the Republican, parties are just two wings of the Big Government Party.

If we can’t vote the “Big Government Party” out of Washington, maybe we can starve ’em out.  As the video explains, the average federal employee is paid double what’s earned by the average private sector employee.  So what would happen to those porcine government employees if the private sector stopped paying taxes?  I know this scenario is improbable, but a widespread tax revolt by productive members of society could be just what’s needed to shrink the size of government.

Of course, if the government grows large enough or dumb enough, it will collapse the economy and an impoverished people will have a “de facto” tax revolt in that they are simply too broke to pay taxes.  If we had a depression, I could probably survive, but could Big Government?

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