MONEY: We need to return to Constitutional money — gold and silver

Sunday, November 7, 2010
Quantitative Easing Just Got Easier
Nicholas Nigro

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This roundabout way of printing money will, apparently, guarantee only one sure thing that you can take to the bank: the further weakening of the once Almighty Dollar and a corresponding rise in critical commodity prices because of it. Translation: From the grocery store to the gas pump, those who can least afford it will pay more and more for basic necessities. But I imagine the government measuring sticks will continue to tell us that we are living in a period of very low inflation for the foreseeable future, and that we should be more concerned about the prospects of deflation.

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What “they” have fooled everyone into thinking is that a “dollar”, a “Federal Reserve Note”, that green piece of linen cotton “paper”, is actually worth something tangible. In elementary economics, we learned that humans transferred from barter to money because money had certain useful characteristics. Most notably it permitted the butcher to trade directly with the candlestick maker without trading with the baker first. From whence all the good things that the division of labor provides — specialization.

Quoting from my favorite novel (Mine!) “Money is a matter of functions four, a medium, a measure, a standard, a store.” He repeated that four times like poetry. “Six Characters in Money: Portable – Durable – Divisible – Uniformity – Limited Supply – Acceptability.” CHURCH 10●19●62 (Vol 1) 978-0-557-08387-9 page 110

“We, The People” have forgotten that. As well as the Dead Old White Guys Constitutional admonition that only gold and silver should be money. Along with a bunch of other stuff, like the Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, and a general dislike for oppressive Gooferment.

So, now, the politicians and bureaucrats are riding high on the hog and the taxpayers have been laid low. Like the host of a parasite weakened to near death.

Gooferment is the meme that kills people. It’s time to awaken from our economic nightmare and throw out the FED and return to “Constitutional money” — gold and silver. And watch the global economy rebound when the world isn’t paying the “inflation tax”.

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RANT: Something that “liberals” and “conservative” can agree on?

Friday, November 05, 2010
Sad, but not surprising UPDATED

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MSNBC has suspended host Keith Olbermann indefinitely because he apparently made political donations to three Democratic candidates.

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And where do the traditional broadcast anchors contribute? You don’t think that ANY of them give money to conservatives or R’s, do you?

The “liberal” media bias is just dishonest. The slants are one thing; the out-and-out hostility to viewpoints not approved by the vast left-wing conspiracy are unacceptable. The folks are voting with their eyeballs.

At one time, “liberal” was a label one could be proud of. A champion of the people. “Classical liberals” opposed the King and force. Modern day little L libertarians trace their roots to these great thinkers.

Now, both “conservatives” and “liberal” joust to be the one in control of the “guns of Gooferment” to tell people how to run their lives. I, no more, want orders from conservatives than I do the liberals.

Let’s cut Gooferment spending 10% across the board. Let’s sell 50 or 100 year bonds to retire the Gooferment debt. Let’s demand that the crooks in DC only spend what is taken in in taxes.

Let’s end the Warfare / Welfare state. And, return to peace.

Isn’t that something that “liberals” and “conservative” can agree on?

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