RANT: Leno Wrap; me too

Saturday, February 8, 2014

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/02/07/jay-leno-wraps-his-the-tonight-show-run-with-14-6-million-viewers/235483/?utm_campaign=WP%20%3E%20Twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter

Jay Leno Wraps his ‘The Tonight Show’ Run With 14.6 Million Viewers; Most Since 1998
Categories: 1-Featured,Late Night TV Ratings,Network TV Press Releases

Written By Sara Bibel
February 7th, 2014

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Well, that’s a late night wrap for me. No reason to stay up late now.

But then, NBC wasn’t after the fat old white guy injineer demographic anyway.

Argh!

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RANT: How many more have to die?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead
Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment, a law-enforcement official said.

The cause of death is under investigation. The official said Mr. Hoffman, 46 years old, was found dead at his apartment in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

Mr. Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 film “Capote.”

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The “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” doesn’t ensure that folks have pure standard products.

Imagine if WalMart was in charge, then the drugs would be pure and of a known strength.

I believe, as an article of faith, that drugs would no longer be “kool” because anyone could buy them anywhere. 

And, we would save a lot of lives and redirect our attention to this as a medical problem.

Insanity!

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RANT: Watch a Bud commercial about a vet coming home

Saturday, February 1, 2014

http://youtu.be/wuSjsLA9Jdo

 

While I am glad he’s home …

…i think of all the girls and boys who are not home.

 

 

And what about those who don’t?

 

Or come home broken beyond repair?

 

Argh!

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RANT: Free flu shots

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_24946297/obamacare-free-flu-shots-shock-many

Obamacare: Free flu shots a shock to many
By Tracy Seipel
POSTED: 01/19/2014 02:17:13 PM PST | UPDATED: A DAY AGO

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The law, signed by President Barack Obama in March 2010, now mandates that most health plans cover a set of preventive services, including shots and screening tests, with no co-payment — regardless of whether someone has met his or her yearly deductible.

“It’s a great example of how having insurance can make a lot of difference and may reduce a barrier for people,” said Dr. Jeffrey Rideout, senior medical adviser at Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange.

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Argh!

It’s like getting your car’s oil change for free.

Can’t repeal the Laws of Economics any more than you can repeal the Law of Gravity.

Someone, the Sheeple Taxpayers, will pay exorbitantly for these “free” services!

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RANT: Cracker Barrel twice wrong

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Restaurant · 1,530,109 Likes

Dear Cracker Barrel Customer:

When we made the decision to remove and evaluate certain Duck Dynasty items, we offended many of our loyal customers. Our intent was to avoid offending, but that’s just what we’ve done.

You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren’t shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings. You flat out told us we were wrong.

We listened.

Today, we are putting all our Duck Dynasty products back in our stores.

And, we apologize for offending you.

We respect all individuals right to express their beliefs. We certainly did not mean to have anyone think different.

We sincerely hope you will continue to be part of our Cracker Barrel family.

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Yeah, I guess there are more “Duck Dynasty” Customers than not!

What a bunch of weasels.

Can’t stand on what they believe. They just shift with the wind.

Argh!

Think Henry Ford, Sam Walton, or Frank Mars would be like that?

(I don’t think so. They might be wrong, but they were business leaders.)

Argh!

Phil from “Duck Dynasty” might be a lot of things, but those are his beliefs.

A&E, Cracker Barrel, and how many others have none!

Personally, WWJD? I think he might say: “Awful lot of judging going on. Isn’t that the Big Boss’ job? Get back to the Golden Rule.” 

Merry, or whatever seasonal greeting, if any, is appropriate for you.

(Remember I’m a “bah humbug” guy who cheers for the OLD Ebenezer.) 

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RANT: Why subsidize ANYTHING?

Thursday, December 19, 2013

http://washingtonexaminer.com/bill-de-blasios-first-decision-corporate-welfare-for-the-yankees-and-an-arab-sheik/article/2540574

Bill de Blasio’s first decision: Corporate welfare for the Yankees and an Arab sheik?
BY TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | DECEMBER 11, 2013 AT 3:50 PM
TOPICS: BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL NEW YORK CITY BILL DE BLASIO SUBSIDIES

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Progressives like NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio want Big Government to work for the deserving. So, the question is: How deserving are the New York Yankees and Sheik Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan?

The New York Daily News reports:

Under the complex proposal, the new soccer team — a joint venture of the Yankees and Manchester City Football Club, a British team owned by Sheik Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan — would pay virtually no rent for 38 years for the largely city-owned land on which the proposed 28,000-seat soccer venue would sit.

The new franchise would also be permitted to divert the property taxes it would normally owe the city to pay off its bonds, the sources said — a deal similar to the one the Yankees and the Mets got for their new stadiums in 2005. The soccer club would be exempt from sales taxes or mortgage taxes.

Sports owners may be the most subsidized class in America. Every year, we hear of a few new stadiums getting taxpayer subsidies.

Today, the Atlanta Tea Party filed a lawsuit to block subsidies for a new Atlanta Braves baseball stadium in Georgia’s Cobb County. Washington, D.C., is going to spend nine figures on a soccer stadium and charge the team $1 in rent. There are hundreds of examples of this.

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There is no justification for this type of favoritism.

It should be de facto not even eligible to be considered by any politician or bureaucrat.

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RANT: The BHO44 selfie — narcissist!

Monday, December 16, 2013

http://nypost.com/2013/12/12/obamas-flirt-with-danish-prime-minister-is-a-disgrace/

Flirty Obama owes us an apology
By Andrea PeyserDecember 12, 2013 | 4:25am

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President Obama shares a laugh with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt as his wife, first lady Michelle Obama looks on during a memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela.

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I don’t like to jump on things.

BUT … …

in this case FLOTUS’ expression says it all.

He’s a self-centered pig. Incapable of being taken seriously.

If I was at Old Abe’s funeral, I certainly wouldn’t hit on a hottie.

And, I have a low opinion of “Honest” Abe.

But he was “in the arena” and I wasn’t.

From that perspective, us Monday morning quarterbacks have to restrain our criticism.

It didn’t present the USA, whom he was representing, in a very good life.

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I wonder who had him and FLOTUS change seats?

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Laff.

Glad it wasn’t me being an A double Q.

Frau Reinke would have been a lot less forgiving.

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RANT: New education lows

Thursday, December 12, 2013

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/12/patrick-j-buchanan/is-the-us-a-90-pound-weakling/

Is the Sun Rising in the East?
By Patrick J. Buchanan
December 7, 2013

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The scores are in from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, which, every three years, tests 15-year-olds from the world’s most advanced countries.

For the United States, the report card is dismal. The U.S. ranking has fallen to 17th in reading, 21st in science, and 26th in math.

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Maybe it’s Gooferment and Gooferment Skrules?

How about if “we” do less and put the parents back in charge?

Argh!

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RANT: Gooferment outrages don’t even register anymore

Monday, December 9, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-pardon-these-turkeys/2013/11/27/aa718f32-56c8-11e3-8304-caf30787c0a9_story.html

Pardon these turkeys
By George F. Will, Published: November 27

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In Washington, even local government is demented: Its transit authority Metro threatened Henry Docter with “arrest, fines and imprisonment” for the crime of unregulated gardening. Docter had filled 176 empty planters at the Dupont Circle subway stop. Metro was briefly deterred by the public outcry against its threat to punish Docter for his uncompensated act of beautification. But then it had the 1,000 morning glories and other plants ripped out.

Those vigilant about our welfare never sleep; Canadian relief supplies for Oklahoma tornado victims were stopped at the U.S. border until every item could be itemized in alphabetical order and its country of origin noted. You can’t be too careful.

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Argh!

Did anyone hear about these?

Somehow the Press isn’t doing its job.

We should have a daily litany of these stupidities!

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RANT: Corruption in the numbers?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2013/11/27/did-the-bls-give-obama-a-major-election-2012-gift/

Peter Ferrara, Contributor
OP/ED | 11/27/2013 @ 8:00AM
Did The BLS Give Obama A Major Election 2012 Gift?

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Just before the election. How convenient.

That was totally unbelievable at the time, and I and others said so then.

In my Forbes column the very next week, “President Obama’s Unemployment Still Stuck at 14.7%,” I noted how inconsistent the supposed unemployment drop was with other contemporaneous economic data.

The sharp unemployment drop supposedly resulted from a total of 114,000 new jobs created in September, 2012, according to the Establishment Survey of business payrolls of the Bureau of Labor Statistics that the Obama Administration had been emphasizing throughout its first term.

But economist John Lott noted at Foxnews.com that the working age population had grown by 206,000 in September, 2012. With normal labor force participation during a recovery from a steep recession, that would have required 138,000 new jobs that month, just to keep pace with population growth, let alone to reduce the unemployment rate.

Moreover, the BLS also reported for September, 2012 that the number of full-time jobs declined by 216,000 in that month.

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Nothing like “cooking the books”!

A CEO or CFO would be in prison.

A politician gets reelected.

And, no one inquires.

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Where are the yellow dog journalists?

OH, yeah, it’s “their candidate” doing it.

Argh!

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RANT: A new report of ‘unarmed, barefoot’ officers

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/whos-lying-benghazi-witnesses-vs-state-dept/?cat_orig=world

WND EXCLUSIVE
WHO’S LYING? BENGHAZI WITNESSES VS. STATE DEPT.
Narratives clash amid new report of ‘unarmed, barefoot’ officers
AARON KLEIN

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TEL AVIV – None of the security officers inside the U.S. compound were armed during the Sept. 11, 2012, attack and one was barefoot while another two were “riding around in a Land Cruiser,” according to the witness testimony given to a U.S. House panel.

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee, disclosed the details in an interview with Fox News earlier this week.

Unreported by Fox News is that the witness testimony of unarmed personnel directly contradicts the narrative in the extensive report released by the State Department-sponsored Accountability Review Board, or ARB.

The ARB report states the personnel inside the compound were armed and even describes how the security officers retrieved their weapons.

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Anyone think that we will ever get the truth?

I don’t!

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RANT: Crony Drug War

Sunday, December 1, 2013

http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org/2013/11/crony-drug-war-a-government-crime-lab-chemist-with-close-relations-to-prosecuters-has-been-caught-intentionally-forging-signatures-and-tampering-with-evidence-in-as-many-as-40000-cases/

Crony Drug War: A government crime lab chemist (with close relations to prosecutors) has been caught intentionally forging signatures and tampering with evidence in as many as 40,000 cases
By Nick Sorrentino on November 27, 2013

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The drug war is a colossal disaster. It is a massive sociological experiment which because of crony capitalist forces (and other forces) continues on. Many groups make lots of money and have gained lots of power because drugs are illegal. They are not going to give up this power just because the lives of millions of Americans are destroyed by the policy every year. Hey, they’ve got to get paid.

There was a time when the war on drugs, as stupid as it is, had the hope of success. (Because it hadn’t been tried.) There was a time when thoughtful people could defend the effort (sort of.) But that time has passed. The below story is a reflection of an asinine, corrupt, horribly unhelpful policy put forward by big government nanny staters.

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So when do we stop this suicidal self-destructive corrosive program?

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RANT: Fox has a “Heidi” moment

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Anyone notice that Fox couldn’t cover the overtime Bears Vikings game due to “league rules”.

Argh!

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RANT: A rare form of cancer and lost his health insurance

Thursday, November 28, 2013

http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/boy-with-cancer-loses-coverage-after-obamacare-launch/

WND EXCLUSIVE

BOY WITH CANCER LOSES COVERAGE AFTER OBAMACARE LAUNCH
Bureaucrats won’t help unless he is ‘pregnant or an illegal alien’
Published: 19 hours ago
author GARTH KANT

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He was born with a rare form of cancer and lost his health insurance just after Obamacare went into effect.

Americans were told the health-care law was designed to help children just like Hunter, born with a deadly pre-existing condition and little means to pay for expensive treatments.

The Affordable Care Act was not supposed to take away the insurance these most-vulnerable children already had and leave them utterly defenseless against a life-threatening disease.

Answers are hard to come by, but it looks like that’s what the president’s signature achievement has done in the small town of Gainesville, Texas.

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If I was the President, the Governor of Texas, any of the Congress critters covering him, or any of the local politicians and bureaucrats, then I’d call an EMERGENCY conference call today.

By End Of Day, I’d want the facts and reassurance for this family, and all families.

Tell me again, how Saint Jude’s For Children, a private charity, would do this?

Gooferment is ALWAYS immoral, ineffective, AND inefficient!

“Happy Thanksgiving”!

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RANT: Heat out

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Walk in from vacation in vegas, and the bat cave has no heat or hot water.

Argh!

Karma?

Perhaps it was lonely, and like misbehaving pet, decided to punish me for my absence.

Laff.

This is not the coldest I’ve ever been.

USAF Survival School someplace in the pacific northwest Idaho Washington border. Not snowing; that would have been warmer. Wet from rain on the hour as demanded by the trainers; it was survival school. Temperature was 100 below, or felt that way. And, we weren’t allowed to hunker down, but had to move 5 miles a day. Doesn’t sound like a lot, but it was through what they called a “slash forrest”. Every other tree was over on its side. Not cut, but blown. Did I mention the wind? Yeah, it too felt like 100 mph. The phrase “witch’s *** in a brass *** in the middle of January” comes to mind. 

That was cold.

This is merely annoying.

Imagine what TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) will be like.

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Read: expired drink tickets

Sunday, November 24, 2013

One scam here at the Aria hotel casino, is they give “free drink tickets” when you make Sportsbet but they don’t tell you the coupons expire the same day.

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RANT: Old war heroes don’t matter

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/443425/Royal-Navy-hero-tells-how-Hitler-couldn-t-stop-him-but-health-and-safety-zealots-have

DISGRACE: War hero banned from veteran’s parade for being ‘too old’
A WAR hero has told how Hitler couldn’t stop him – but health and safety zealots have.
By: Jason TaylorPublished: Sat, November 16, 2013

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Royal Navy legend Albert ‘Dusty’ Miller served his country with distinction in World War Two.

He earned countless medals and recognition for his bravery, first in the Atlantic convoys and later as a submariner in the Burma campaign.

But the 89-year-old, who has been a parade marshal for the Royal British Legion for nearly 40 years, has now been told he can no longer represent veterans – because he’s too old.

Senior officials broke the news to Mr Miller shortly before last week’s Rememberance Day parade, claiming he was ‘too old to be insured’

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Argh!

Doesn’t this just make you <past tense synonym for urine output> off?

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RANT: Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

Sunday, November 17, 2013

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Markets Alert
Geithner Heads to Private Equity
Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, one of the architects of the federal government’s rescue of the financial system, is joining private-equity firm Warburg Pincus.

Mr. Geithner, who has spent most of his career outside the private sector, said in an interview he plans to start in March at the New York-based firm, known for its role in buyouts of companies including Bausch & Lomb, Neiman Marcus Group and stadium concessionaire Aramark Corp.

At Warburg, he will serve as president and managing director.

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No revolving door here! Move along sheeple.

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MONEY: Don’t confront tyrants; laugh at them

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sad what the Gooferment has done to this man. Just goes to show, it’s hard to directly confront tyrants. Need to get people laughing at them (i.e., the king’s new clothes). They can’t stand ridicule.

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All Quiet on the Court Front
Bernard von NotHaus
11:24 PM (18 hours ago)

LIBERTY DOLLAR NEWS:

October 2013 Vol. 15 No. 10

All Quiet on the Court Front

Dear Liberty Dollar Supporters!

Table of Contents:
1. All Quiet on the Court Front
2. 15th Anniversary of the Liberty Dollar
3. Gold Standard Is No Fairy Tale for the Middle Class
4. Brain Dead Idiots “Think” Inflation Helps
5. Feds Confiscate $29 Million BitCoins
6. Violent Crime is at a 42 year low!
7. Ten Most Disturbing Things About The FBI Since 9/11
8. One of the Greatest Failed Experiments in Economic History
9. NSA Paid ATT, Verizon and Sprint for Your Personal Info
10. Editorial RE 58% Support Cannabis Legalization & World Peace

1. All Quiet on the Court Front
Still no word from the Court regarding my Addendum to the Motion for Acquittal that was filed seven months ago. It’s now been two years and seven months since I was wrongfully convicted of counterfeiting US coins and still not sentenced up to 22 years in federal prison. Your patience to recover your wrongfully seized property is greatly appreciated. I will send a Liberty Dollar Alert as soon as I hear anything. Don’t give up the ship or the cause
it is right and good for people to have a choice between sound money vs. government issued fiat crap.

2. 15th Anniversary of the Liberty Dollar
While all the legal efforts and waiting for a positive closure to the BVNH case continue, the Liberty Dollar turned 15 years old on October 1. Looking back at its founding in 1998 as American Liberty Currency, the Liberty Dollar hit a live nerve and generated an amazing outpouring for a better currency. It gave voice to the thousands of people who knew that they were being ripped off by the government’s depreciating US dollar. Let us not lose sight that even though most people and nobody in academia could understand how a new private currency could be introduced and at a profit, you and thousands of supportive Americans took positive action and made a stand for the value based Liberty Dollar. Thank you for all the support and all those orders that made the Liberty Dollar – the second most popular currency in America. Happy Anniversary to all of you! Thanks for joining me in taking a historic stand for sound money!

3. Gold Standard Is No Fairy Tale for the Middle Class
The Gold Standard seems like a hot news item. Not that there are dozens of articles, but the increasing press regarding the Gold Standard is most encouraging. Forbes magazine continues to lead the charge to keep the advantages of the gold standard in the news and trumpet its value as the best monetary system. Here is a collection of the current articles of note:

For Struggling Middle Class Families, The Gold Standard Is No Fairy Tale
By Ralph Benko for Forbes
Conservatives spin fairy tales about the gold standard, dear Reader, because our reading of history shows gold to be unrivaled as a mechanism by which working families may prosper. We propose it to constrain the powerful and privileged and to lift humanity out of this “Little Dark Age” and onward to a Golden Age. Click title for the complete article.

Measured In Gold, The Story Of American Wages Is An Ugly One
by Keith Weiner for Forbes
Workers’ wages buy less and less. In fact, workers have lost purchasing power during the past half-century. Comparing prices to wages, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose more than six times from 1965 to 2011-while the minimum wage rose less than five times. Today’s minimum wage employee works 12 percent longer to earn enough for a gallon of milk compared to 1965, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Today’s senior engineer works almost twice as long to buy a gallon of gasoline, according to the Department of Energy. So, in real terms, wages have fallen. The drop is larger than it appears.

Is A Gold Standard Good Or Bad For The Middle Class?
By Nathan Lewis for Forbes
The U.S. middle class reached its peak of prosperity at the end of the 1960s. The typical one-income family could afford a house, car, decent healthcare and a college education, and still have enough left to maintain a 10% savings rate.

The United States had a gold standard policy from 1789 to 1971. At the end of that 182-year period, the U.S. middle class was the broadest and wealthiest in the history of the United States, and indeed the world. If a gold standard system is bad for the middle class, then how is it that, after nearly two centuries of a gold standard policy, the middle class was the best-off it has ever been?

Jim Rickards explains how a gold standard would be beneficial
By Herman James for Gold Seek
Mike Maloney asks Jim Rickards is there a better way?
Jim Rickards: Well I think there is a better way, and you’re right Mike. Central banking is 300 years old and it does go back to the creating of the Bank of England and now it’s a worldwide phenomenon. Yeah, bankers have always stood in the middle and taken a little bit out of every transaction, but for most of that time we were on a gold standard. So yes, bankers stood in the middle and they extracted a little profit, but the system as a whole had a governor – which was the gold standard – that came in various forms. Today we have no governor at all. We have the same system, with banks in the middle extracting profits, except there’s absolutely no limitation on the expansion of the balance sheet, the expansion of money, or currency as you call it. The word credit broadly defined. So it is out of control; it will collapse, it’s just a matter of time. I don’t think there’s any question about that.

The Gold Standard: The Case for Another Look
Sean Fieler and Jeffrey Bell argue in the WSJ that rise of the Tea Party movement is a sign that voters may be prepared to consider unorthodox proposals.

Washington’s elites are quietly preparing a post-election fiscal compromise that will fund much of President Barack Obama’s domestic spending agenda with huge tax increases. They aim to create a value-added tax and will argue that there is no alternative even though doing so will leave the United States resembling the stagnant, bureaucratic nations of Western Europe. But there is an alternative. The U.S. could return to a gold standard, a system that would not only prevent the government from running chronic budget deficits but would also curb attempts to manipulate the value of the dollar for political reasons.

Gold a Bubble? NOT – EVEN – CLOSE
By Michael J.Kosares October 2010

The Gold Standard, Issue #34, October 2013
The purpose of the Institute is to promote an unadulterated Gold Standard. Most proponents of free markets understand the practical and moral benefits of allowing people the freedom to produce and exchange, but fail to realize, or point out, that for a market to be truly free, money and credit must also be free – free from government control. As money is the foundation of every single commercial exchange, how can there be a free market if each exchange is distorted by a government monopoly?

Starved of gold, Indians may import record volumes of silver

4. Brain Dead Idiots “Think” Inflation Helps
Inflation is widely reviled as a kind of tax on modern life, but the Federal Reserve policy makers have a growing concern that inflation is not rising fast enough. Some economists say more inflation is just what the American economy needs to escape from a half-decade of sluggish growth and high unemployment.

If you can believe this crap, you qualify for a job at the Federal Reserve. Just when the wildest seeds of future inflation are being sown, now is the time to realize the depths of the evil partnership between big banks and big government. Inflation is theft of the people’s purchasing power! Click HERE for the complete article.

5. Feds Confiscate $29 Million BitCoins
Feds Confiscate Record $29 Million BitCoin Booty From Dread Pirate’s Hard Drive
After the FBI arrested Ross William Ulbricht – the creator of the now shutdown BitCoin -only “alternative” marketplace Silk Road also known as Dread Pirate Roberts, some were surprised that the Feds only confiscated about $3.6 million worth in BitCoins from Ulbrecht. Proving all doubters wrong, and that creating the first “libertarian” marketplace not subject to any rules and regulations, not to mention fiat monetary constraints, actually does pay quite well, it was revealed that Federal prosecutors found an additional $29 million, or 144,336 BitCoins.

6. Violent Crime is at a 42 year low!
Last week, the FBI released its national crime report for 2012. By a slight margin, the nation’s violent crime rate decreased in 2012 – relative to 2011 – making it the lowest since 1970. Compared to 1991, when it hit an all-time high, violent crime is down by 49 percent. The nation’s murder rate was unchanged in 2012 – still lower than any time since 1963 and at nearly an all-time low.

“Not once has the president remarked on these numbers. Neither has [anti-gun] New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg,” Miller wrote. “The liberal media pretend the statistics are written in invisible ink. Why the blackout? Because all violent crime – including gun homicide – has gone down over the last 20 years. The gun murder rate has gone from 6.62 per 100,000 inhabitants in 1993 to 3.27 in 2012, a decline of more than 50 percent.”

Who needs the government? Damn few!

7. Ten Most Disturbing Things About The FBI Since 9/11
As Congress considers the nomination of James B. Comey to lead the FBI for the next ten years, lawmakers should examine measures to rein in a bureau that has undermined civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism a la the case against BVNH. This is a false trade off: we can be both safe and free. Click HERE for full article.

8. One of the Greatest Failed Experiments in Economic History
Jim Rickards, author of the best-seller Currency Wars, sees the world’s central banks embroiled in a “race to debase” their currencies in order to restore – at any cost – growth to their weakened economies. In the midst of the fight, the U.S. Federal Reserve wields oversized power due to the dollar’s unique position as the global reserve currency. As a result, actions by the Fed create huge percussive ripples across the battlefield, often influencing events in ways little understood by the players – and especially by the Fed itself.

In Rickards’ words, the policymakers at the Fed “think they are dialing a thermostat up and down, but they’re actually playing with a nuclear reactor – and they could melt the whole thing down.” It all ends in the collapse of the dollar. Click HERE for article.

9. NSA Paid ATT, Verizon and Sprint for Your Personal Info
The National Security Agency pay AT&T, Verizon and Sprint several hundred million dollars a year for access to 81% of all international phone calls into the US, according to a leaked inspector general’s report, which has been reported by the Washington Post, AP, and the New York Review of Books. In fact, this secret reports that “NSA maintains relationships with over 100 U.S. companies, underscoring that the US has the “home-field advantage as the primary hub for worldwide communications,” the New York Review of Books reported in its August 15 issue. These secret cooperative agreements were first made public by Edward Snowden, the NSA whistle blower. Click HERE for full article.

10. Editorial RE 58% Support Cannabis Legalization & World Peace
Article HERE.

Closing Remarks:
All this bad news and the sorry state of affairs in our great country and abroad simply confirm that when money goes crazy, people and especially the government goes crazy. The only way to correct such a disgusting government is to take the monetary powers back from the government. When the people lead – government follows.

Many thanks for your continued support. For it is only by banding together and adopting a free and independent currency that provides us with “just weights and measures” that we will be able to throw off the yoke of a manipulated monetary/tax system and generate a peaceful and prosperous society.

Thank you again for all your efforts to return America to value – one dollar at a time!

Bernard von NotHaus
Monetary Architect/Editor
Editor@LibertyDollar.org

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RANT: WebMD pockets Feds’ money to pimp Obamacare

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/12/webmds-healthy-deal-with-obamacare-millions-of-dol/

Concierge medicine: WebMD pockets millions from feds to promote Obamacare
By Jim McElhatton-The Washington Times Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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WebMD says it doesn’t believe it had an obligation to disclose to its broad consumer base its $4.8 million contract with the government. The company says the contract, while awarded to WebMD, went through its Medscape platform, which provides continuing education to doctors in a password-protected portal and is run independently from WebMD’s news operation.

But a key senator disagrees.

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I agree!

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RANT: 1M Californians

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2013/11/12/calif-insurance-commissioner-more-than-1m-californians-having-insurance-cancelled-due-to-obamacare/

Calif. Insurance Commissioner: More Than 1M Californians Having Insurance Cancelled Due To ACA
November 12, 2013 3:10 PM

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS Sacramento/AP) — Health insurer Anthem Blue Cross of California has agreed to a two-month extension of about 104,000 individual policies after failing to give the required 90-day cancellation notice, state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced Tuesday.

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Can it get any worse?

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RANT: Does the sun rise tomorrow?

Monday, November 11, 2013

“I’ve lost her all over again. I’m so sad that I don’t have her. But I’m so grateful that she was with me on that island. And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) in “Cast Away” (2000)

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Why does this make me so sad?

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RANT: “from my cold dead hands” is more that bumpersticker

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 4:40 PM, XXXX wrote:
http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/obama-gutting-military-by-purging-generals/

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Why torture me? I don’t like either party, or any pres. If martial law comes, “from my cold dead hands” is more that bumpersticker.

Remember:

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

and

“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

I will give a good acount of myself — I’ll take at least one with me.

If every patriot takes one, then the will run out of bad guys before they run out good guys resisting.

Buy a gun!

REMEMBER

“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.” Colonel Jessep in A Few Good Men played by Jack Nicholson

I’ll be on that “wall”. It may be like the Alamo. But better an honorable death, than life as a slave.

fjohn

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“The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.” Anonymous

Ferdinand John Reinke
… a proud Virginian since March, 2012

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RANT: Obamacare ain’t “insurance”!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/21/who-said-it-president-obama-or-an-infomercial/

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What a joke?

Billy Mays was more believable.

Consider the CONCEPT of insurance.

A bunch of people, who face the same risk, buy a “policy” that will pay if that event happens.

How is pre-existing coverage “insurance”?

I read somewhere that it’s like buying fire insurance after your house burns down!

Not even the Gooferment can refute economics!

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RANT: Canceling so-called “guaranteed issue” policies

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2013/October/21/cancellation-notices-health-insurance.aspx&strip=1

Thousands Of Consumers Get Insurance Cancellation Notices Due To Health Law Changes
By Anna Gorman and Julie Appleby
KHN Staff Writers
Oct 21, 2013

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Some Policies Targeted

Both Independence and Highmark are cancelling so-called “guaranteed issue” policies, which had been sold to customers who had pre-existing medical conditions when they signed up. Policyholders with regular policies because they did not have health problems will be given an option to extend their coverage through next year.

Consumer advocates say such cancellations raise concerns that companies may be targeting their most costly enrollees.

They may be “doing this as an opportunity to push their populations into the exchange and purge their systems” of policyholders they no longer want, said Jerry Flanagan, an attorney with the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog in California.

Insurers deny that, saying they are encouraging existing customers to re-enroll in their new plans.

“We continue to cover people with all types of health conditions,” saidHighmark spokeswoman Kristin Ash.

She said some policyholders who may have faced limited coverage for their medical conditions will get new plans with “richer benefits” and the policies “in most cases, will be at a lower rate.”

Paula Sunshine, vice president of marketing with Independence, said the insurer hopes the cancelled policyholders will “choose Blue when they decide on a new plan.”

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Wow, Big Insurance gets to dump their “losers” on the Taxpayers and get all the healthy youngsters FORCED to buy their over-priced products. What could be wrong with that?

Remind you of Wall Street!

Suckers!!!!

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RANT: google does evil!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

http://perezhilton.com/2013-10-19-taylor-swift-google-heart-sign-patent-stolen#sthash.Xgu7pUf9.dpbs

Taylor Swift Heart Sign Stolen! Patented By Google!
10/19/2013 6:01 AM ET | Filed under: Legal Matters • Tech Talk • Taylor Swift • GIFs

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Is Taylor Swift going to have to stop using her iconic heart hands?

Taylor has practically trademarked the lovely bit of sign language over the years, but Google decided to do her one better and patent it! For realz!

Google patented the “heart-hand gesture” for use with their new Google Glass technology, allowing people to use the sign to “like” things they see through the lenses.

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Sorry, but how can Google “patent” something that is “prior art”?

Hope that I’m on the jury for that one!

They lose. (As well as all of the other stupid stuff that gets “patented”!!!)

Argh!

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