RANT: Refuse to evict

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/movers-sheriffs-deputies-refuse-evict-103-year-old/nFp4Q/

Posted: 5:23 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
Movers, deputies refuse to evict 103-year-old woman
Movers and sheriff’s deputies refused to evict 103-year-old from her home Tuesday.
By Ryan Young

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ATLANTA, Ga. —

A 103-year-old woman and her 83-year-old daughter were just moments from being evicted from their home Tuesday, when sheriff’s deputies and the moving company hired by the bank decided not to go through with the action.

Channel 2’s Ryan Young was there when the family started thanking God for the miracle. At just three weeks shy of her 104th birthday, Vinia Hall has shared her home on Penelope Road in Northwest Atlanta with her daughter for 53 years.

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Good for them.

Some common sense!

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HARDWARE: Wait for the IPAD3 until March 2012

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57329053-1/$4.23-a-day-on-the-timing-of-a-black-friday-ipad-2-purchase/

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$4.23 a day: On the timing of a Black Friday iPad 2 purchase | Crave – CNET

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It appears that waiting until March next year to buy an IPAD3 is a good idea.

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FUN: Chuck Woolery discusses which sacred government programs

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

http://youtu.be/XQa0eqABWAg

Chuck Woolery discusses crazy budget cuts

Uploaded by SaveUsChuckWoolery on Nov 28, 2011

Game show legend Chuck Woolery discusses which sacred government programs should be saved from the budget cuts.

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ROFL! Sad that these are true programs!

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INTERESTING: Abandoned Water Parks versus houses for people

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/urban-exploration/news-10-creepiest-abandoned-water-parks-earth

Eerie, Abandoned Water Parks

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Interesting in that this is the “malinvestment” that the Austrian School of Economics talks about.

Look at the lost “wealth” in those pictures.

(For those that skipped eckynomics in Gooferment Skrules, those “water parks” might have been “houses”. See the problem?)

Clearly, the free market, where someone risks their own money on an idea, is the best way to minimize the mistakes.

One problem, that Ron Paul points out on the national stage, is the “Federal Reserve System”. It engages in all sorts of non-free market activities that leads directly to those water parks aka malinvestments. The manipulation of interest rates denies the free market critical information about how much investment versus consumption is optimum.

Argh!

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MONEY: Fat cats surely want to keep the FED secrets; vote Ron Paul

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-28/secret-fed-loans-undisclosed-to-congress-gave-banks-13-billion-in-income.html

Secret Fed Loans Helped Banks Net $13 Billion
By Bob Ivry, Bradley Keoun and Phil Kuntz – Nov 27, 2011 7:01 PM ET
Bloomberg Markets Magazine

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Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg Markets magazine’s January issue examines how the Federal Reserve and big banks fought for more than two years to keep details of the largest bailout in U.S. history a secret. And how bankers failed to mention that they took tens of billions of dollars in emergency loans at the same time they were assuring investors their firms were healthy. (Source: Bloomberg)

The Federal Reserve and the big banks fought for more than two years to keep details of the largest bailout in U.S. history a secret. Now, the rest of the world can see what it was missing.

The Fed didn’t tell anyone which banks were in trouble so deep they required a combined $1.2 trillion on Dec. 5, 2008, their single neediest day. Bankers didn’t mention that they took tens of billions of dollars in emergency loans at the same time they were assuring investors their firms were healthy. And no one calculated until now that banks reaped an estimated $13 billion of income by taking advantage of the Fed’s below-market rates, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its January issue.

Saved by the bailout, bankers lobbied against government regulations, a job made easier by the Fed, which never disclosed the details of the rescue to lawmakers even as Congress doled out more money and debated new rules aimed at preventing the next collapse.

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Argh!

Clearly, “We, The Sheeple” have no idea how badly they are being screwed!

Ron Paul’s demand to audit the Fed is the first step to cleaning the stable.

Naturally the crony capitalists don’t want their perfidy to be exposed.

“Central Banking” has long be criticized as a banking cartel that’s run, like OPEC is for the oil producers, for the benefit of the bankers.

It’ll take some smart thinking to unwind this disaster. We have to begin with the audit. Everyone needs to know how deep a hole we are in. Like the debt, deficit, and out-of-control spending, the journey of trillions of dollars starts with the first step.

After all, what is a “dollar”?

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RANT: Barney Frank; good riddance!

Monday, November 28, 2011

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203802204577066101466652394.html?mod=djemalertNEWS

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Rep. Barney Frank said Monday that he will retire from Congress at the end of next year, reversing a decision from earlier in the year to seek re-election for a 17th term. Mr. Frank, 71 years old, is the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee. He will announce his retirement at a 1 p.m. ET press conference in Newton, Mass., his office said in a statement.

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Hmm, rat leaving the sinkin’ ship comes to mind.

And, leaves behind the scorched earth of Fannie and Freddie as well as Dodd-Franks.

Argh!

No mention of what his pension will be?

The gift that just keeps on “giving”.

Why do politicians get pensions?

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POLITICAL: “The FBI Story” (1959) WAS propaganda

Monday, November 28, 2011

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052792/

The FBI Story (1959)

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The story of the FBI unfolds through the eyes of one of its agents. During his career he investigates gangsters, swindlers, the klu klux klan, Nazi agents and cold war spies.

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I don’t why, maybe it was fate, but I was clicking around at found this “entertaining” piece of propaganda and watched a few minutes of it.

Again.

I remember seeing it it on the big screen decades ago. And, like most of the rubes I was sucked into it.

Now with many decades of life experience (translate that into the normal amount life meaning decades of heartache and sorrow), i see it for what it is.

A lie.

A bald face (whatever that is) lie.

Specifically, one scene nagged at me. Probably not quoted any where, but here goes from memory …

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(After their young only-son announces that he’s enlisted in the Marines at the start of WW2)

Lucy Ann Hardesty: “Chip, why? Why, Chip?”

John Michael “Chip” Hardesty: “Because when my son came to me and said he wanted to defend his country, I couldn’t think of why not.”

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Very powerful stuff.

I’d now call that “stuff” for what it really is “barbara streisand” or a synonym for excrement!

We now know that the film was greatly influenced by J. Edgar and the Washington establishment.

But more importantly, we now know that at the very least FDR was, at least, culpable in picking a fight with Japan and, at worst, directly responsible for provoking a war to get the USA out of the Great Depression.

We, also, know now that the FBI — what the Dead Old White Guys would have called a “private militia” — was an un-Constitutional entitty that engage in all sorts of criminal activity.

But back to the pro-war rah rah, that I couldn’t see at the time, but is so clear as day now.

Now if the son, Mike “Buzz”Hardesty, was going down to the coastline to defend America from the ravages of the invading — <insert favorite ethnic slur> (I’ll disparage the Irish!) — invading Mic hoarde coming ashore to rape his mom and sisters, that might make some sense.

But we know he’s going “over there”, whether “there” is some Pacific Island or Viet Nam or “the sand box” or
the rock box”, he’s not going to the coast.

So here we have classic pro-war propaganda. All wrapped up in the flag. That this stupid young kid (me) watch on a Saturday afternoon and was deluded into not seeing it for what it was.

Propaganda.

As skillfully done as the Nazi or Communist propaganda that we learned about in school at the time.

There are none so blind as those who can not see.

I’ve unmasked my own stupidity in my magnus opus, “CHURCH 10●19●62″, some of the character “Sam” is found in my real life.

“He told us about the life expectancy of the combat patrols in movies. Yet, he doesn’t examine the propaganda value of the movies in shaping his belief system. He can’t, as a visual, cut out the messages and analyze them.” — character “John” speaking about character “Sam” in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 236

How stupid was I for not seeing this war propaganda? And, how stupid for not seeing the pro-Big Gooferment propaganda as well.

Argh!

Someone should really offer subtitles with disclaimers; least a young impressionable mind get sucked in.

I remember my Mom consulting the Legion of Decency movie ratings in the Catholic News before I was allowed to go to the movies. “Morally Objectionable in Part for ALL” was the kiss of death. Since I was allowed to go see this, it obviously passed muster.

I’d have been better off watching a porn flick. Or at least one of those “naturalist” movies that advocated nudism.

Argh! What a rube I was. How stupid could one kid be? Very! Argh squared!

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