The War for the White House 2012
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“Believe me, the next step is a currency crisis because there will be a rejection of the dollar, the rejection of the dollar is a big, big event, and then your personal liberties are going to be severely threatened...
It is true that liberty is not free, nor is it easy.
But tyranny – even varying degrees of it – is much more difficult, and much more expensive.
The time has come to rein in the federal government, put it on a crash diet, and let the people keep their money and their liberty...
When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money.
While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans...we cannot stand against big government at home while supporting it abroad.
We cannot talk about fiscal responsibility while spending trillions on occupying and bullying the rest of the world.
We cannot talk about the budget deficit and spiraling domestic spending without looking at the costs of maintaining an American empire of more than 700 military bases in more than 120 foreign countries.
We cannot pat ourselves on the back for cutting a few thousand dollars from a nature preserve or an inner-city swimming pool at home while turning a blind eye to a Pentagon budget that nearly equals those of the rest of the world combined.”
What a sordid adventure this has been.
A month or so ago I asked myself a question,
"Who owns the Fed?"
Foolishly thinking that having asked that question, at about 8:30 am on a Saturday morning, I'd have a post done by noon at the latest.
Just another example of just how wrong one can be, when one is wrong.
If you ask the above question of your search engine, it goes nuts.
I read a lot of it.
I'm a little mad at myself here because if you follow some of this stuff far enough, you get to part about the escaped, homosexual, occultist Nazis hiding underground (literally) somewhere in Argentina ....... with grey space aliens.
I am not making this up.
Hell, I couldn't make it up.
Anyway, what I'm mad about is that I lost that link.
You can believe me when I tell you I'm lookin' for it.
But I digress.
Evidently lots and lots of people have asked this question, long before I did and have posted/published their answers.
Then a whole other group read the first group's post/publication/book and felt a need to dispute those answers.
Now, wouldn't you think that it should be easy to determine the ownership of something as important as the entity the controls the money supply of the world's largest economy?
This is the information age after all, don't you think that a simple list might be easily obtainable?
Factcheck.org provides the best start here .
Click it and read it dagnabit, it'll only take a minute and I'm trying to make a point here.
Now, if you click on their sources, from the Fed itself, you get this , and then this .
You don't even have to read anything this time.
See what I mean?
Hmmmmm, is all I have to say about this.
The vids now, are a whole new ballgame.
And while a lot of the vids are very good and entertaining, none of it is as helpful as I would have liked in answering the original question, "Who owns the Fed?" because one needs to have a much better than none at all understanding of the nature of money, before any of the above makes even one lick of sense.
So, here's where I start.
The following comes from a definite Libertarian point of view, and while some may prefer a different viewpoint, it is very clear and easy to grab hold of.
It'll take about 40 minutes but you will most likely be entertained and a hell of a lot smarter about the world around you than you are now.
Go get a beer, a glass of wine, a cup of coffee, maybe a sandwich.
Got all that?
I'll be back on issues having to do with that non existant list in a bit.
First of all, thanks to Mike M. for sending this one in.
Second, when I see a piece like this presented so bitterly, I always wonder what lesson or message the presenter wants to convey.
I'm really angry and disgusted because:
BP is evil?
Oil is evil?
Bush is evil?
Everybody is evil except me?
I'm way too smart to have let something like this happen to me, if the rest of you morons would only do what I tell you to do, this would have never happened?
So anyway, I went looking around for sites offering third party commentary along with this vid and found beau coup of the above, along with some having to do with the "shakedown" conversation along with "why the hell do we have a legal system anyway?"
Finally I found a little reasoned (at least to my way of thinking) commentary at The Daily Paul.
I sent this video to my father who has 20 years experience in the Coast Guard and over 10 years experience as the CEO of an oil spill cooperative in California (firemen who are prepared to clean up spills when they occur).
Here is his response to me:
Thanks for sending the link.
A couple of things are different in this case.
This was the Mexican oil company that controlled and owned the lease, in Mexican waters.
They had about a mile of boom and there are thousands of miles of boom in use today in the gulf.
The dispersants used were basically oil solvents, and very toxic.
Most of the oil was burned or landed on mexican beaches.
The EPA stopped BP from burning the oil.
The US was requested to help in '79, but were limited to advisery roles only.
The warm waters of the gulf of Mexico result in quick evaporation and degradation of the oil, unlike the cold waters of Alaska
The methods attempted on this spill would have been effective on that spill if they had the technology in use today (robots, submersibles, modern muds and high pressure pumps.)
As far as the harm to fisheries, etc, the currents that rotate in the gulf from the atlantic ocean will disperse and dilute the long term effects.
In addition, the dispersants used will break the oil into very small droplets that degrade quickly and naturally, instead of being concentrated.
The news coverage is exaggerated in that the right wants to bloody OBAMA and the left wants to take over the oil companies.
People in between see it as the tragedy it is and want someone to say everything is going to be okay, but do not trust the Gov or the oil industry to tell them the truth.
Its a mess!
As for me, I keep flashing back on Shirley Bassey and The Propellerheads.
And speaking of Ron Paul.