POLITICAL: Obama’s Disdain

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/11/19/obamas-disdain-for-the-constitution-means-we-risk-losing-our-republic/2/

OP/ED | 11/19/2013 @ 8:00AM
Obama’s Disdain For The the Constitution Means We Risk Losing Our Republic
M. Northrup Buechner is Associate Professor of Economics at St. John’s University, New York.

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The most important point is that Mr. Obama does not consider himself bound by the Constitution. He could not have made that more clear. He has drawn a line in the concrete and we cannot ignore it. Those who currently hold political office, and who want to keep our system of government, need to act now. Surely, rejection of the Constitution is grounds for impeachment and charges should be filed. In addition, there are many other actions that Congressmen can and should take—actions that will tell Mr. Obama that we have seen where he is going and we will not let our country go without a fight. At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked what form of government had been created. “A republic,” he replied, “if you can keep it.” We are losing it. If Mr. Obama’s reach for unprecedented power is not stopped, that will be the end. Everyone who values his life and liberty should find some way to say “No!” “Not now!” “Not yet!”

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Unfortunately, BHO44 is a “true believer”. It’s yet to be seen of all the opportunists will follow him down the road to Perdition.

The Constitution enshrines the power of impeachment in the minority party.

To muster the needed votes, the majority must essentially ask the minority: “Really, seriously, you agree with this?”

Then and only then can the most powerful man in the world be rebuked.

We’ll see.

But based on Pelosi and Reid, I would not hold out much hope.

The particular “Titanic” is going down hard!

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VETERANS: FRAUD ALERT

To All Veterans:

FRAUD ALERT: Veterans should be aware of a marketing scam targeting callers trying to reach the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Call Center or GI Bill Call Center. A marketing company has established two fraudulent numbers that differ from the two official VA call center numbers by one digit. If the fraudulent number is dialed by mistake, the answering party will offer a gift card and try to obtain personal and financial information, including credit card information, from the caller. The answering party may even transfer the caller to the VA after the caller’s information is obtained. Note that VA will never ask you for a credit card number or banking information over the phone. Before giving personal sensitive information over the phone make sure you know who you are taking to.

The numbers to be avoided are:
800-872-1000 (the VA National Call Center number is 800-827-1000)
888-442-4511 (the VA GI Bill Call Center number is 888-442-4551)

VA has notified law enforcement authorities to address this situation. Please pass this information along and post on your websites.

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INTERESTING: Thanksgiving — an alternative view

http://www.alternet.org/no-thanks-thanksgiving?akid=11196.1122391.BnCYs4&rd=1&src=newsletter929984&t=5

No Thanks to Thanksgiving
AlterNet / By Robert Jensen

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Instead, we should atone for the genocide that was incited — and condoned — by the very men we idolize as our ‘heroic’ founding fathers.

November 27, 2013

One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.

In fact, indigenous people have offered such a model; since 1970 they have marked the fourth Thursday of November as a Day of Mourning in a spiritual/political ceremony on Coles Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, one of the early sites of the European invasion of the Americas.

Not only is the thought of such a change in this white-supremacist holiday impossible to imagine, but the very mention of the idea sends most Americans into apoplectic fits — which speaks volumes about our historical hypocrisy and its relation to the contemporary politics of empire in the United States.

That the world’s great powers achieved “greatness” through criminal brutality on a grand scale is not news, of course. That those same societies are reluctant to highlight this history of barbarism also is predictable.

But in the United States, this reluctance to acknowledge our original sin — the genocide of indigenous people — is of special importance today. It’s now routine — even among conservative commentators — to describe the United States as an empire, so long as everyone understands we are an inherently benevolent one. Because all our history contradicts that claim, history must be twisted and tortured to serve the purposes of the powerful.

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How does a country deal with the fact that some of its most revered historical figures had certain moral values and political views virtually identical to Nazis? Here’s how “respectable” politicians, pundits, and professors play the game: When invoking a grand and glorious aspect of our past, then history is all-important. We are told how crucial it is for people to know history, and there is much hand wringing about the younger generations’ lack of knowledge about, and respect for, that history.

In the United States, we hear constantly about the deep wisdom of the founding fathers, the adventurous spirit of the early explorers, the gritty determination of those who “settled” the country — and about how crucial it is for children to learn these things.

But when one brings into historical discussions any facts and interpretations that contest the celebratory story and make people uncomfortable — such as the genocide of indigenous people as the foundational act in the creation of the United States — suddenly the value of history drops precipitously and one is asked, “Why do you insist on dwelling on the past?”

This is the mark of a well-disciplined intellectual class — one that can extol the importance of knowing history for contemporary citizenship and, at the same time, argue that we shouldn’t spend too much time thinking about history.

This off-and-on engagement with history isn’t of mere academic interest; as the dominant imperial power of the moment, U.S. elites have a clear stake in the contemporary propaganda value of that history. Obscuring bitter truths about historical crimes helps perpetuate the fantasy of American benevolence, which makes it easier to sell contemporary imperial adventures — such as the invasion and occupation of Iraq — as another benevolent action.

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Well, clearly, the “winners” write the history.

It’s hard, and probably not fair, to judge the conduct of those from another time and different memes and paradigms.

Comparisons to the Nazis probably is also not fair. But, might be!

So what lessons do we draw from this alternate view?

For me, it’s reenforcement of the evil of Gooferment and the need to recognize that the Zero Aggression Principle is a good meme to govern our actions.

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TINFOILHAT: Agents Pulled Off JFK Car

http://whowhatwhy.com/2013/11/16/classic-who-must-watch-video-secret-service-agent-pulled-off-jfk-car/

Classic WHO: Must-Watch Video—Secret Service Agent Pulled Off JFK Car
By James Huang on Nov 16, 2013

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You will be riveted by this video, not even three minutes long, showing JFK’s Secret Service protection being waved away from his car, and the perplexed reaction of at least one Special Agent.

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Why are we only seeing this now?

Argh!

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FUN: Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Hunger Games: Catching Fire

 

Movie is technically excellent.

The new reserved seating, like the stage plays, causes great confusion, long lines, and extra time to get everyone settled down.

Katniss is not as sexy as she was in the first one. (Guess she’s gone Hollywood. Had work done? Lost weigh? Toned up more? And hence, she’s lost some of the “softness of features” and sexiness.)

One main character changed, effie, and it hurts.

Best line: “remember who the real enemy is”.

Something we should all remember!

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Categories FUN

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

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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POLITICAL: Another delay in Obamacare

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/online-shop-enrollment-delayed-by-one-year-100438.html

Online SHOP enrollment delayed by one year
By JASON MILLMAN | 11/27/13 12:40 PM EST Updated: 11/27/13 1:20 PM EST

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The Obama administration today announced a year-long delay of online enrollment for small businesses looking to purchase health coverage through federal-run exchanges, another setback for HealthCare.gov.

The delay, first reported by POLITICO, comes just weeks after Obama administration officials said the online enrollment for small businesses would be ready by the end of November. The announcement also comes just three days before the White House promises HealthCare.gov will provide a smoother enrollment experience for most users trying to purchase individual and family coverage. Fixing the problems with the individual market has been the White House priority.

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Excuse me, but how does the Administration get to unilaterally change the “law”.

It’s a joke.

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RANT: Heat out

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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HARDWARE: Changning Time zones

Argh!

Why CAN’T we all use GMT?

The company issued blackberry doesn’t know time zones.

Apple does.

Amusingly the IPAD with only wifi capability know what time it is here.

Even my anchient Verizon cell phone knows.

And why is my body sit on EDST?

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RANT: Old war heroes don’t matter

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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GUN: Not every use of a gun has shots fired

NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT: Vol. 20, No. 45 11/15/2013

Outrage of the Week: Student’s Self-Defense Leads to University Disciplinary Action

This week’s outrage comes to us from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. There, two students living in an off-campus, university-owned apartment were put on probation for the “infraction” of displaying a legally-owned firearm to thwart a home invasion by a convicted felon.

According to a CNN article, on the night of October 24, students Erik Fagan and Daniel McIntosh were in their apartment when there was a knock on the door. Fagan told CNN affiliate KXLY in Spokane that he opened the door and a stranger, who said he’d just gotten out of jail, asked for $15. Fagan told KXLY he offered the man a blanket and a can of food, but “didn’t feel comfortable” giving the man money because he was a stranger.

“My gut instinct was telling me I wasn’t going to be able to get that door closed before he came through,” Fagan said.

As the man started coming through the door, Fagan said he yelled for his roommate, McIntosh. McIntosh said he came to the door holding his pistol. When the man saw the gun, the students say he turned and ran away.

The story notes that all university housing is patrolled at regular intervals by campus security, but this particular apartment complex isn’t gated, and secured key cards or codes are not required for entrance.

The students called 911 and campus security. A short time later, police captured the suspect, whom they identified as a six-time convicted felon with an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant.

If the story ended here, we’d have yet another example of how a firearm was successfully used for self-defense against a dangerous criminal without the firing of a shot. But the story continues.

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Absolutely absurd! And, the students get punished?

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HARDWARE: No signal on plane

Most interesting on today’s flight.

No signal on the iPhone and no signal on the mifi while in the air.

That surprised me.

With all the fluff about cell phones on planes, they are not much use without connectivity.

NO email; NO texting; NO voice.

Hmmm, have to rethink everything.

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RANT: Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

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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GOLD: Smuggling into India is akin to drugs in prisons

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November 16, 2013
Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand is known for a lot of things– quintessential white sandy beaches, hard partying nightlife, quiet Buddhist reverence…

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And now, thanks to India’s sagging economy, they can add one more to this list: gold smuggling.

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This constitutes theft, plain and simple. By eliminating options to hold anything other than rapidly depreciating paper, Indian politicians essentially stole the purchasing power of people’s savings

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The World Gold Council recently released its quarterly data on global trends, and the numbers are very clear: India’s gold demand cratered, dropping 32% because of the restrictions.

In Thailand, however, gold demand is up 125% from the 3rd quarter of 2012.

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Yup. The Gooferment can’t print any more commodities. Fiat currencies always go to zero.

Drugs in prisons. Humans are nature’s version of rats and roaches in a larger size.

Best way to get something done is to tell someone they can’t!

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TINFOILHAT: Author asserts “LBJ killed JFK”

Lyndon B. Johnson arranged John F. Kennedy’s assassination – Roger Stone 

http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_11_08/Lyndon-B-Johnson-arranged-John-F-Kennedys-assassination-Roger-Stone-5591/

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You said in your book that Lyndon Johnson’s biographer would panic if he’s reminded about Wallace. Who was that man and what role did he play in the assassination?

I believe that Malcolm Wallace, who was a long-time associate and hitman for LBJ is the actual killer, I tie Johnson to at least eight murders in Texas prior to John F. Kennedy. These were murders to cover up corruption, they were murders to cover up voter fraud through theft of elections. Johnson had murder in his repertoire. In fact I would go so far as to say that Johnson could order a murder the way you and I would order a sandwich. And it is very important historically to understand that in the immediate aftermath of Kennedy’s assassination in order to justify the cover-up to many in the government, in order to get them to go along with the fiction that Lee Harvey Oswald had killed Kennedy, Johnson tried to give the impression that the assassination of John F. Kennedy was done by the Russian State. Johnson told this lie repeatedly in order to get people to go along with the cover-up, because you see, if we don’t blame Oswald and we don’t claim that he is a lone communist acting by himself and people learn that he is really an agent of a foreign government – the Russian government – then it would cause a major national incident, needless to say that’s all a lie. In fact the KGB according to declassified documents that we got in 1985 the KGB conducted their own totally independent investigation to determine who killed Kennedy. You know what they determined? They said: it was Lyndon Johnson.

What about French intelligence? I mean, Jackie Kennedy asked the France intelligence to determine who killed her husband. So?…

Jackie Kennedy couldn’t get any satisfaction from US intelligence services; nobody would tell her what was going on. She went to French intelligence, where she had some relationships – you remember Jackie Kennedy was the toast of Paris – and she asked them to conduct an investigation. They did. They published that investigation in book form. It’s called “Farewell, America!” by James Hepburn and that investigation also pointed the finger at Vice President Lyndon Johnson. Johnson had the unique motive means an opportunity to kill. Although he did not act alone. It’s very important to understand that Johnson was merely the lynchpin of the conspiracy that I believe involved the CIA – they were upset with JFK over the Bay of Pigs fiasco, involved American organized crime. They had given Kennedy 1 million dollars for his 1960 election and then they have promised to steal votes for him and successfully in Chicago, which they did. And in return Bobby Kennedy – The Attorney General, and the President’s brother – had launched an all-out attack on organized crime and was trying to deport many of the same mafia figures, who had been instrumental in his own brother’s election. So, the mob had the motives. And then, of course, there’s big Texas oil. President Kennedy was on the cast of repelling the oil depletion allowance and that would have cost Texas oil literary billions. So, everyone in Dallas on the 22nd of November 1963 had a motive for the murder of John Kennedy.

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For those who say what does it matter now:

* It implies that a cabal killed a President.

* It implies that the CIA, Secret Service, and the Warren Commission were either complicit or idiots.

* It implies that we are rules by tyrants.

* It charges many people — past and present — with high crimes.

* It charges the Press of not digging — then or now.

* It’s entirely plausible. 

I don’t know the “truth”. 

“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

 

But I can handle it.

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MONEY: Don’t confront tyrants; laugh at them

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

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

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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VETERANS: Armistice Day is sad

As a vet, I don’t want to be “thanked for my service”.

I am ashamed.

We still have girls and boys in harm’s way without a clear strategy.

I am reminded of the Irish song “Willie McGee” with the line “did you really think this was the war to end all wars”.

Heinlein, in “Starship Troopers”, that only vets should be police or “civil servants” or in political office. When I was young, I thought him extreme that only vets should vote because they would have the stones to fight.. Voters usually required politicians to have served in the military. Then, Bill Clinton came along. Now that I am old, I’m convinced he didn’t go far enough. Only vets voting would be a good start. But, we really need more. The vets should as a body — like the Senate — have veto power over the use of Armed Forces.

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RANT: Does the sun rise tomorrow?

“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: Smoking in a hospital?

HOSPITAL PATIENT SMOKES IN BED, STARTS FIRE, DIES

 
UPI 11/9/2013 6:51:02 AM

BALTIMORE, Nov. 9 (UPI) — 
A hospital patient in Baltimore died Friday after starting a fire while smoking in bed, fire officials said.

 

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For thise who have read my biography of Frau Reinke, I tell the story of how she was put in an overflow ward at Saint Peter hospital and some bozo was smoking. When the staff did not ever care to fix the situation, I call the Fire Depoartment. That crusty old New Brunsiwck Fire Cheif certainly cared!

 

When I read this story, I gave myself a patt on the back. It was many years ago. I forget the date. And, whle Frau Reinke was majorly POed at me, I never felt bad. 

 

Now I feel proud of that decision!

 

Laff! I bet wherever she is she is still POed about it.

 

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RANT: “Try” is the worst word

“NO! … Try not! … Do or do not… there is no try.” (To do it justice, you must say the word try with all the revulsion and disgust you can put on it. Like you were talking about a rapist, a child murderer, or a politician!) — Yoda (Fictional character from George Lucas’s “Star Wars” movie)

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