POLITICAL: Ron Paul’s 10 Principles


1. Rights belong to individuals, not groups; they derive from our nature and can neither be granted nor taken away by government.

2. All peaceful, voluntary economic and social associations are permitted; consent is the basis of the social and economic order.

3. Justly acquired property is privately owned by individuals and voluntary groups, and this ownership cannot be arbitrarily voided by governments.

4. Government may not redistribute private wealth or grant special privileges to any individual or group.

5. Individuals are responsible for their own actions; government cannot and should not protect us from ourselves.

6. Government may not claim the monopoly over a people’s money and governments must never engage in official counterfeiting, even in the name of macroeconomic stability.

7. Aggressive wars, even when called preventative, and even when they pertain only to trade relations, are forbidden.

8. Jury nullification, that is, the right of jurors to judge the law as well as the facts, is a right of the people and the courtroom norm.

9. All forms of involuntary servitude are prohibited, not only slavery but also conscription, forced association, and forced welfare distribution.

10. Government must obey the law that it expects other people to obey and thereby must never use force to mold behavior, manipulate social outcomes, manage the economy, or tell other countries how to behave.

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FLASH: Sunday is “reserved for the NFL”; by who? (Heard on ESPN)

2011-Dec-30 @ 1711

Just heard on ESPN that the Rose Bowl has been moved from New Year’s Day to Saturday because “Sunday is reserved for the NFL”. My immediate reaction was “by who”?

This indicate collusion by persons or organizations unknown.

Is there linkage between the NFL and the NCAA? ESPN as the go between?

To me this raises questions.

(1) Is NCAA football merely a minor league for the NFL? And, if so, does that have tax and labor implications?

(2) When players “come out early” or “stay for their senior year”, what influence does the NCAA or NFL have on this?

(3) What are the implications if the NCAA is the puppet of the NFL?

(4) The NCAA is a “non-profit association”; the NFL is an LLC. What are the implications if the NCAA is captive subsidiary of the NFL?

(5) Is there a funds transfer, or even an “in kind” value transfer, in this “reservation”?

No, my tin foil hat isn’t on too tight. It just sounds fishy!

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MONEY: “counter party risk” in 401k and IRA accounts


The Sick Truth About 401ks Finally Sinks In
Posted by Ann Barnhardt – December 12, AD 2011 4:22 PM MST

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Possession is nine-tenths of the law.

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So, this nasty business brings us around to a very nasty, but inevitable question. Was that money ever yours, or has the entire 401k fiasco been nothing more than an underhanded, stealth confiscatory tax for the vast majority of folks who have participated in it over the years? I’d have to say, “affirmative” to the latter. If you are denied access to “your money”, then honey, it ain’t “your money” and never was. Many of you have been conned into working for a salary that was x percent less than what you were told, with “x” being the percent “contributed” to “your” 401k account. That “x percent” should be added to your marginal tax rate, because it is probably going to end up in the coffers of the United States Treasury by way of J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, or HSBC, or one of the other big crypto-fascist banks, by way of London, just like the MF Global money.

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B.) If there is a loan option attached to your 401k program, take out the maximum possible loan and set up the SLOWEST possible repayment schedule.

C.) Never again enter into an arrangement wherein “your money” is unavailable to you and is anything less than completely liquid.

Possession truly is nine-tenths of the law, and under a lawless Marxist-Communist-Fascist government where the rule of law no longer exists (such as we are in now), possession is closer to ten-tenths of the law.

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When the politicians and bureaucrats look around for “available money”, there are tens of trillions of dollars in 401k and IRA accounts.

Are you scared yet?

That’s your risk!

Greedy politicians.

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