Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Fed Wants You To Beg For QE3

September 27, 2011
By Brandon Smith

The psychological effects of the Dow are undeniable. When the average investor or even consumer sees green, life is good, even if every other indicator in the economy clearly says otherwise. For the common Dow lemming, “green” supplants reason, mathematics, instinct, and blatant logic. If mushroom clouds came in that particular shade of bull market green, nuclear holocaust would be welcomed with beers, barbeque, and jubilee. Green in the Dollar Index is no different. Many market joyriders and MSM parrots decree victory for Team Dollar without even a remedial understanding of the implications of dollar strength being measured against multiple faltering currencies across the globe. Just because the Euro, for instance, is nearly as superfluous as the greenback, this does not mean the dollar is a stable or healthy currency by default. They are BOTH screwed. But hey, as long as that little ticker points up, all is right with the world……right?

Red is the ultimate party stopper. Red makes Americans pause and reflect. It makes them question their economic sensibilities, their political loyalties, their futures, perhaps even their choice of marriage partners or favorite football team. The sight of red in the Dow brings to mind thoughts of recession, depression, collapse. At bottom, red makes our government and the people charged with safeguarding U.S. financial good-time-tootie-fruitiness look bad. Red?!Red?! Vote the bums out!

Given this American predisposition to ignore all other indicators except the Dow and sometimes the DXY, you can imagine why the private Federal Reserve in tandem with the U.S. Treasury has focused so much of their attention on stimulus measures designed to keep these two indexes predominantly in the green since the derivatives crash of 2008. They have done this through direct and indirect injections of fiat into market systems which have acted as a buffer; multiple yet temporary patches in the hull of a scattershot ship on the verge of being swallowed by the voracious waters of the briny deep. The problem is, after over three years of this activity, the opiate of fiat is starting to lose its euphoric aftertaste. Like some dirty track-marked heroin fiend, the U.S. economy is now nervously scratching its rancid fiscal sores and screaming for more of that sweet sweet fiat juice. The more we get, the more we need later down the road to satisfy our dependency.

Obviously, QE1 and QE2 accomplished nothing. The bailouts and TARP accomplished nothing.The ongoing U.S. bailouts of the EU at the American people’s expense continue to accomplish nothing. All we have received for trillions upon trillions of inflationary dollars created has been a few years of static 20% real unemployment, higher food and energy prices, an endlessly imploding housing market, virtually bankrupt states and municipalities, and the first ever downgrade of the U.S. credit rating in history. Oh….and a wonderfully fake bull run in the Dow, which I suppose, makes up for all the previously listed annoyances, at least, until recently…

In past articles, I have often pointed out that if the investment community EVER caught even the slightest inkling that the Fed might end stimulus measures and let the markets stand on their own, they would jump ship and the Dow would collapse back to levels seen in 2008 or worse.Well, with the highly inconclusive and vaporous announcement of “Operation Twist”, a program designed to sell short term treasuries in exchange for long term treasuries (???), the Fed sent just such a message. One might wonder, especially after the U.S. lost its AAA credit rating, why the Fed would bother to hesitate to announce QE3 and keep the markets plugging away?They’ve never had any qualms about revving up the printing presses before, so why change posture now?

Answer: Sometimes there is advantage in allowing the markets to bleed red too. Here are some reasons why…

Stimulus Ignoramus: Though most Americans now understand the basics of bailouts and quantitative easing, including many of the risks, most still think that these programs are somehow limited, or exclusive. In reality, there is no QE1, QE2, TARP, etc. These are not separate stimulus efforts that actually started and concluded independent of one another. They are all a part of one long fiat injection into our economy that never ended. The insanity is that a large percentage of investors actually believe that because Bernanke did not yet announce QE3, there is no stimulus going on today! The Fed is ALWAYS creating fiat. Some of it is reported, most of it is not. Ask yourself this: Are interest rates still at near zero? If the answer is yes, then the fiat still flows. The Fed has allowed the public to assume that injections have ceased even though they most certainly have not.

Stimulus Impotent: Even before the S&P downgrade, the markets had begun to strain and tremble. In any Keynesian inflationary effort on the part of government, there comes a point at which the force of debt and the force of fiat reach a climactic peak. From then on, even the illusion of stability becomes impossible, and both centers of gravity tear upon one another and spiral out of control. The Fed knew full well this point had been reached, and so, reversed its rhetoric to give the impression that it was stepping back. Actually, the markets will deteriorate despite any Fed intervention from now on. Stimulus at this juncture will only serve to keep the government functional through treasury purchases while the rest of the system collapses. This is what happened in Weimar, Argentina, and to some extent Russia after the Soviet breakdown.Cleverly, the Federal Reserve covered its own tracks by making it appear that the inevitable Dow disintegration was somehow caused by the lack of QE.

Deflation Cheerleaders Return: Like mythical mucous addled hobgoblins drawn to the cries of helpless newborns, rabid deflationists have oozed back out of the muck after a long hibernation in response to the current Dow descent to proclaim yet again that the dollar is “too strong”, and that even more printing is called for. As stated, they fail to understand the nature of the Fed, and the fact that stimulus is always ongoing. Simultaneously, they actually serve Fed interests, whether they know it or not, by promoting even more dollar devaluation as “practical”. For some reason, many deflationists have adopted the strange and unsupported assumption that debt somehow “cancels out” overt currency creation. This is simply not so. Yes, fiat dollars can be used to pay off a debt, but those dollars do not suddenly disappear after they have entered the system. They stay, and circulate, and collect, like mold, or a beard of bees. Neither is pleasant to clean up. Hyperinflation of the money supply is not only possible during unregulated stimulus of a highly indebted system, it is a sin qua non. In America’s immediate circumstance, the likelihood of stagflation is high. This process combines the worst elements of deflation and hyperinflation into a single, enormous, and incredibly painful boot in the ass. Deflationary purists will feel the sting soon enough…

Dollar Primacy Nostalgia: While much of the rest of the world is slowly but surely walking away from the dollar and dollar denominated assets, many American investors still cling to the old days, when sour markets meant a dash for the greenback safe haven. Could the dollar index reach as high as 77 or 78 in the course of the next four weeks? Absolutely. Does this make the dollar a legitimate safe haven? No. The secret of the dollar index magic trick is rooted in how it is calculated; using comparisons to world currencies that are also in dire straights. As multiple currencies fall WITH the dollar, they make the dollar index appear as if it remains stable, or even superior. On top of this, we still have a very active Fed printing to prop up treasuries, which also artificially strengthens dollar sentiment, at least until other countries which own our debt begin to dump it completely.

Trade War Blitzkrieg: Last Tuesday, U.S. representatives sought trade restrictions against China in poultry markets, which might not seem like much, but the move, in my view, was to test the waters for even further confrontation with China. A crumbling Dow has the advantage of adding pressure to the renewed issue of economic warfare. A trade war is the perfect trigger for a treasury and dollar dump by China, which is on the cusp of taking such action anyway because of the violent nature of inflation within its own borders. After several failed attempts to soften inflation by raising bank reserve requirements, the only option left to the Chinese now is a sharp valuation of the Yuan to increase the buying power of the citizenry. This kind of valuation is most easily achieved by a dumping of their vast dollar holdings, a steep devaluation in the dollar, leading to rapid foreign capital redirection into the Yuan. China denies they would take such action, though they have openly admitted the possibility. Don’t buy it. If price inflation continues at similar levels, the Chinese will have no other choice but to take extreme action.

Thinning The Commodities Herd: Its funny, but every time there is a pullback in commodities like gold and silver, the same people come out of the woodwork to announce the death of precious metals. Metals then, of course, make an astonishing comeback despite all odds, and these men disappear again into their respective hovels. The reason they always get it wrong is simple; they are incapable of looking at the big picture, and few, if any, have memories that go past last week. Firstly, in an economy at the edge of utter disaster, commodities are invariably erratic. Expect to see 10% swings in gold and silver up or down CONSTANTLY from here on out. This is not unusual. It is normal considering the circumstances. Another element that is unfortunately deeply ingrained is the ETF markets, which are entirely fraudulent, and not representative of true physical metals values. However, lets get some perspective here; during the 2008 Dow drop, silver hit lows between $11 and $13. Today, even after a severe drop, it hovers near $30. There is a big difference, and that difference is due to dollar devaluation. Weak hands will buckle. The cheap silver and gold will be snapped up by smarter buyers (Asian investors and central banks, most likely), metals will climb back to the mid thirties, QE3 will be announced (eventually), and from there, the sky is literally the limit. In the meantime, the Fed has just deprived a few more people of their sound money. Silver at $30? Gold at $1600? That’s called a buying opportunity, folks, not a last chance to sell.

Fear Makes The Heart Grow Fonder?

Resistance to Fed liquidity measures has been substantial. Three years ago, no one knew what the Federal Reserve was, or even cared. Today, most of America is at least aware of its existence and not enamored of its purpose. The latest downturn in markets, as well as seeming Fed indecision, I believe, not only signals the next aggressive leg down in the ongoing collapse of the U.S. economy, but also a very deliberate strategy on the part of our central banking elite to drive the public towards a consensus desire for further intervention. That is to say, the Fed wants us to beg for more QE, instead of fighting against it.

There is quite a bit of practicality to this tactic. If we demand stimulus measures out of fear just to slow the Dow hemorrhaging, then the Fed is able to deflect most of the blame when such measures eventually go awry. The American people become the cause of dollar destruction, instead of the Fed, and this blame will permeate into international opinions and world views.Make no mistake, QE3 is the end of the line, and it will be announced, or at least quietly enacted. At this time, our government is operating upon the fumes of Fed fiat, and nothing more.Without it, the lights go out. The only tool that exists, or ever existed for the government to influence the appearance of the economy is fiat creation through the Fed. Whether we ask for it or not, this tool will be utilized. They would just prefer that we went along with the program willingly…

We cannot forget that the Fed is a haven for open proponents of globalism. The eventual goal of central banks has always revolved around a weakening of the U.S. system for the sake of “harmonization”. This project ends with the debasement of the dollar and the loss of its world reserve status to a basket of currencies represented by the IMF’s SDR. For this end to be reached, the Fed MUST continue liquidity measures like QE. We don’t need to ask for it, nor should we ask for it. They will certainly pursue QE3 regardless. The trick to winning this game is in refusing to participate, or at least, refusing to play by their rules.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ron Paul could be second place, Republicans enter the Wild West"

September 26, 2011
The Hill
By Brent Budowsky

"When Rick Perry drops out:
I wrote in August that Rick Perry will self- destruct within 30 days. His prospects for the presidency were as phony as the fantasy of a two-person race was false. Perry is a phony conservative who is not conservative. He is a pay-for-play politician who gobbled up Obama stimulus like a hound dog eating a bone, and created oceans of new government jobs in Texas while his big donors mysteriously received big government contracts. The Texas deficit ballooned and the Texas jobless rate doubled on Rick Perry's watch.

I will not speculate about the reasons for Rick Perry' s strange, weird and incoherent debate performance. Major new negative stories about Perry will soon emerge in the media. Trust me. Perry will drop out long before the year ends. If he dropped out today Ron Paul could well be in second place. Will pundits say it is a two-man race between Romney and Paul?

This is the most unpredicable campaign in many years. One insider recently asserted that if the election were held today Obama would certainly lose. Nonsense. Obama would cream Perry. I laughed when media pundits lauded the buffoon Donald Trump for a month as the great Republican hope.

This notion that the GOP contest was a two-man race was a mirage and pure pundit malpractice from the beginning.

Another mirage is Chris Christie, a not-very- popular freshman governor with zero national experience who could easily be defeated for reelection by dynamic Democratic Mayor Cory Booker.

Sarah Palin could jump in, but if she did, her motive would be to prevent any other Republican from winning. Obama would clean Palin's clock. So what next?

Mitt Romney is the Tom Dewey of 2012. He is qualified, presidential — and distrusted by virtually everyone. Like Dewey he looks like the plastic man on the wedding cake. He could be elected. Remember, Dewey almost won in 1948, but if Obama plays Truman I suspect he beats Mitt, but I could be wrong.

When Perry drops out, Ron Paul could be in second place. It could be a magical moment for Ron Paul, and perhaps Herman Cain, for a clean shot at second place. Let’s see what they do with it. Both Paul and Cain deserve far more respect from the major media. This is not a Soviet campaign where Pravda-like pundits treat certain candidates as though they do not exist.

If Jon Huntsman moves above the 10 percent he recently polled in New Hampshire, he becomes very serious. If not, he drops out by December and endorses Mitt.

The Republican battle is the exact opposite of a two-person race and always has been. It is wide open like the Wild West. The big question is who emerges as the leading conservative opponent to Romney, and whether Romney can make the leap to be trusted as a credible president.

Forget Chris Christie. The man to watch is Mitch Daniels, governor of Indiana. Daniels is trusted by all factions of the party, is highly qualified, and in my view has the best chance of defeating Obama. I have said it before. Remember where you heard it.

Rick Perry is toast. The two-man race is dead. The Republicans have entered the Wild West without Perry as a big-time player.

Saturday, September 24, 2011



[NWV Alerts] New Articles

September 24, 2011

Michael Bruning, via email …..


My Dear Friends in Freedom and in the Defense of Liberty:

I am sending you today’s emailing of News With Views, not because it is any better or more informative than other blogs such as News With Attitude or Conservative Byte, etc., but because today’s NWV publication is carrying two articles that speak directly to the issue of Obama’s ineligibility re the Office of the President and one article re the adverse impact on this nation directly related to unfettered legal immigration and illegal immigration. All three articles, in the wake of this administrations “official” actions and the reckless indifference of the Congress and the Courts in response to them, clearly demonstrate that WE THE PEOPLE are being delivered up to the ideological representations of elected and appointed individuals who have been and continue to lead us in a direction that will destroy our culture, our traditions, our values, our laws and finally our nation.

As we watch Obama in action, many of us are appalled by what he is doing, but more so by what he is being allowed to get away with. The downward spiral of this nation and its people is evident, or should be to us, on a daily basis. 25 million plus citizens are out of work….jobless, while millions more struggle to make ends meet (survive) by working one, two or more part-time jobs. Nearly 50 million people are on food stamps while some 43 million are considered to be under the poverty level. Every day, thousands of homeowners receive foreclosure notices from the very banks and mortgage lenders that were BAILED OUT BY THE TAX PAYERS. And, while we hemorrhage the life blood of our nation to the progressive-liberal, marxist-socialist cause, those who lead this cancerous crusade against our Republic propose and pass laws and policies that promote rights and privileges for ILLEGAL ALIENS, while undermining the rights of the States to pass bills that would require employer’s to verify the legal status of its employee’s. Representatives like Lamar Smith of Texas and Gov. Rick Perry and Jeff Flake and Luis Gutierrez and Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin and the “girlfriend” dinocrat and RINO Senators from Washington State, California and Maine, and a whole lot more….are directly responsible for complex, confusing and chaotic mess that we find ourselves in today. Rather than stand upright in defense of their SWORN OATH, these belly crawlers wind their way through every crevice to ensure that the america we know becomes the american they envision. Do you like THE HOPE AND THE CHANGE now?

To say that our nation is in dire peril is an understatement. In fact, what is in dire peril and going down by the bow is our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, our Rule of Law and very soon….OUR REPUBLIC. We cannot afford to stand idly by while the fabric of our nation is being destroyed by the constant assaults of foreign influence and domestic political indifference. Our survival as a nation requires us to stop making “limp wristed” requests to those we elected and to begin making militant demands which send a clear message of frustration, discontent, anger and contempt for what they are doing and for what they are failing to do to PRESERVE, PROTECT AND DEFEND this Republic….the United States of America.

One only need watch the GOP debates and the ongoing actions of this administration, Congress and the Courts to understand MISDIRECTION and DECEPTION have become the political process, rather than integrity, truth and representative government. It is not one Party or one branch of government that is to blame for the past decades of corruption, but rather, it is the People of the USA, our selfish material greed and our apathetic participation in our government. THIS WE MUST CHANGE AND THE TIME FOR THAT CHANGE IS NOW!!

Today’s NWV publication gives you the opportunity and the reasons sufficient to drive you to become actively involved in the new American Revolution. They give you the kind of information that should bring you back to the reality of what has happened and what is happening to this nation, via the actions and inactions of men and women who swore up and down, that they would adhere to their Oath of Office and meet the demands and the expectations of our Constitution. the very fact that they have proven their words to be nothing more than “lip service”, should encourage us further to make the kind of changes in 2012 that will restore this nation and its people to the kind of representative government and Republic that was promised by and given to us by our Founders.

We should work for and strive for nothing less.



No Joke: Obama/Soros Promote “Open Government”

Republicans complicit in violation of U.S. Constitution

Obama is a Usurper, Birth Certificate or Not

Immigration’s Onslaught: Fracturing America

Herman Cain walks away with victory in Florida ...


September 24, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Neithercorp Flashback: Sons Of Darkness, Sons Of Light

September 19, 2011
By Brandon Smith

"For those of you who have been following my work since 2007, the name Neithercorp is easily recognizable, and brings back (at least for me) very fond memories. Neithercorp.us is where Josh Ogden and I began our fight against mainstream disinfo on the web. It is where we learned the intricacies of information excavation and dissemination. It is where the roots of the Alternative Market Project began. So that we do not forget our foundations, and so that newer readers can view some of our older work, I will occasionally post articles and videos from the Neithercorp archives. The first, of course, has to be Sons Of Darkness, Sons Of Light, a short film meant to be a part of a longer series (which I hope we will one day be able to finish). The first episode delves into the psychological and philosophical world of Collectivists. Collectivism as an institution and its manipulation by elitists is the source of nearly every political and social ill in history, and hopefully, this film explains clearly why. It features the incredible video design of Josh Ogden, and the voice of yours truly. Enjoy..."

Is China Ready To Pull The Plug?

U.S. versus EU: A Game Of Hot Potato…To The Death?

September 19, 2011

By Brandon Smith

There are two mainstream market assumptions that, in my mind, prevail over all others. The continuing function of the Dow, the sustained flow of capital into and out of the banking sector, and the full force spending of the federal government are ALL entirely dependent on the lifespan of these dual illusions; one, that the U.S. Dollar is a legitimate safe haven investment and will remain so indefinitely, and two, that China, like many other developing nations, will continue to prop up the strength of the dollar indefinitely because it is “in their best interest”. In the dimly lit bowels of Wall Street such ideas are so entrenched and pervasive, to question their validity is almost sacrilegious. Only after the recent S&P downgrade of America’s AAA credit rating did the impossible become thinkable to some MSM analysts, though a considerable portion of the day-trading herd continue to roll onward, while the time bomb strapped to the ass end of their financial house is ticking away.

The debate over the health and longevity of the dollar comes down to one very simple and undeniable root pillar of economics; supply and demand. The supply of dollars throughout the financial systems of numerous countries is undoubtedly overwhelming. In fact, the private Federal Reserve has been quite careful in maintaining a veil of secrecy over the full extent of dollar saturation in foreign markets in order to hide the sheer volume of greenback devaluation and inflation they have created. If for some reason the reserves of dollars held overseas by investors and creditors were to come flooding back into the U.S., we would see a hyperinflationary spiral more destructive than any in recorded history. As the supply of dollars around the globe increases exponentially, so too must foreign demand, otherwise, the debt machine short-circuits, and newly impoverished Americans will be using Ben Franklins for sod in their adobe huts. As I will show, demand for dollars is not increasing to match supply, but is indeed stalled, ready to crumble. Read More

Why Obama should withdraw

Why Obama should withdraw

September 9, 2011
By Steve Chapman
Chicago Tribune

When Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was "Morning in America." For Barack Obama, it's more like midnight in a coal mine.

The sputtering economy is about to stall out, unemployment is high, his jobs program may not pass, foreclosures are rampant and the poor guy can't even sneak a cigarette.

His approval rating is at its lowest level ever. His party just lost two House elections — one in a district it had held for 88 consecutive years. He's staked his future on the jobs bill, which most Americans don't think would work.

The vultures are starting to circle. Former White House spokesman Bill Burton said that unless Obama can rally the Democratic base, which is disillusioned with him, "it's going to be impossible for the president to win." Democratic consultant James Carville had one word of advice for Obama: "Panic." Read More

Saturday, September 10, 2011

George W. Bush Flight 93 Memorial Speech, September 10, 2011

Others comment and I feel the same!

"I am grateful that we had President Bush and his administration in charge on 9/11/2001."

"In view of who replaced him, this man is greatly missed. His sincerity is genuine and his patriotism is real. I would take this man over our current president anytime."

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Beauty in every grain: For the first time remarkable photographs reveal hidden charms of ordinary SAND


September 3, 2011
By Daily Mail Reporter

Viewed at a magnification of over 250 times real life, tiny grains of sand are shown to be delicate, colourful structures as unique as snowflakes.

When seen well beyond the limits of human eyesight, the miniature particles are exposed as fragments of crystals, spiral fragments of shells and crumbs of volcanic rock.

Professor Gary Greenberg who has a PhD in biomedical research from University College London said: 'It is incredible to think when you are walking on the beach you are standing on these tiny treasures.

Magnified:The grains are shown to be delicate, colourful structures each as unique as a snowflake.

Colourful: The miniature particles are exposed as fragments of crystals, spiral fragments of shells and crumbs of volcanic rock.

'Every time I look through my microscope I am fascinated by the complexity and individuality created by a combination of nature and the repeated tumbling of the surf on a beach.'
Prof Greenberg, who searches through thousands of tiny rocks with acupuncture needles to find and arrange the most perfect specimens, then uses a painstaking technique to create his images.
He has spent five years searching the globe for remarkable sand grains like these to photograph.

He said: 'Extreme close up photography normally gives a very shallow depth of field so I had to develop a new process to make the pictures that I wanted.
'I take dozens of pictures at different points of focus then combine them using software to produce my images.

'Although the pictures look simple each grain of sand can take hours to photograph in a way that I am happy with.

'The beach nearest my lab is Haiku, Hawaii but my pictures show sand from all round the world from Japan to Ireland.'

Gary's pictures are available from his website sandgrains.com and his book 'a grain of sand' which is available on Amazon.

Incredible: We are walking on 'these tiny treasures'


Sand is tiny fragments of rock that have been worn away over thousands of years.
Contrary to popular belief, sand is made as rocks crash and break in rivers and streams on their way to the sea, rather than the ebb and flow of the tides.
Deposits left by breaking rocks in the sea turns to silt and is much lighter so is dispersed over a much wider area out to sea, rather than on the shore line.
Some of the rock is soluble, but other bits remain and as they are slowly rubbed down over time they get smaller and smaller until they become what we know as sand.

Inner Freedom Comes First

September 3, 2011
By Brandon Smith

Is freedom a place, or an idea? A state of society, or a state of mind? Does it begin around us, or within us? In today’s world of the all-you-can-eat sensory buffet, where every facet of life is a bit and a byte and a radio wave and a laser beam, most of humanity looks for all of its answers to such questions in the grand ether of the tumbling data stream. We see changes in the tapestry of cultural interaction as the final measure of national progression, or regression. We confuse forward sounding language with forward moving political transformation. We are mesmerized by the illusion of environmental appearance, and forget that the indelible root of all things outward is nurtured by that which lay within.

In America, in the midst of economic crisis and government driven moral hazard, millions of people are scrambling for “solutions”. The term is used rather haphazardly and often without proper context. There are, indeed, very evil men out there in the dark precipices of global infrastructure, and, these men often instigate very bad events. However, “doing away with them” is NOT a solution. It is NOT a plan. It is merely a goal. A solution requires more than an end result; it also involves the steps necessary to achieve said result. The Liberty Movement, as it is commonly called, tends to run into so much frustration and angst, I believe, because it consistently attempts to skip to the end of the story without traveling the rest of the very necessary journey.

End the Fed! Sue the Fed! March on Washington! Vote the bums out! Take up arms! These are not actions, but reactions triggered by the confusion of the moment. Not only are they single minded responses that lack the strategy and logistics inherent in a successful counter-offensive, but such cries ignore the other devious culprit responsible for our national heartache; ourselves.

Yes, the world must change, and soon, if our principles are to survive. But, for this to happen, we must change first. Instead of looking up, down, and all around us for some magical all encompassing answer, we have to question our very assumptions and world views. No weapon of steel or of law will ever undo the tragedy we live in day to day while we lack the conviction to confront our own biases and failings. We have always been the greatest obstacle to a truly freedom based society, not the elites, who are nothing but parasites feeding off our willfully perpetuated inadequacies.

Working methodologies for combating globalization and centralization do exist. State nullification, for instance, is a significant tool for defusing obtrusive federal authority, but without the organizational willpower and perseverance to take back the now thoroughly corrupt election process county by county, state by state, while producing viable liberty minded candidates and grassroots activist groups, nullification is impossible. Survival preparation is essential for anyone who wishes to decouple from the collapsing mainstream system, but without the determination to make prepping a reality, we are left with nothing but a bunch of hungry, desperate nobodies huddled on the sidelines of the war for truth. Barter networking and alternative markets require extensive patience and unerring dedication, along with constant self education on the processes of sound money and private trade. Safe Haven and Free State Projects push us even harder, requiring us to uproot from everything we have been conditioned to accept as normal and comfortable, and travel, perhaps long distances, to begin anew in a place likely unfamiliar. All of these things involve an internal finality of purpose, a clear and unwavering path unhindered by regret. Those who undertake the above initiatives do so not because they were “told to”, but because they know, above all else, that what they are doing is right. They no longer stand in their own way, and thus, the possibilities become infinite.

For others, the endless circular battle between action and apathy continues. Below, are some of the most frequent excuses uttered by those aware of the burgeoning dangers of a disintegrating culture but who are incapable of taking the first steps of inward freedom needed to do anything about their predicament…

1) I know things are getting bad in this country, but I only have time to focus on my own problems right now…

Your immediate problems are certainly yours to solve, but they are also very likely an aftereffect of the wider problems of the world around you. Ironically, only by taking personal responsibility for the problems of the world can we alleviate the incredible pressures of our microcosmic existence. That is to say, by taking action against the trespasses of global economic and socio-political despotism, you are doing yourself and your private life a big favor.

2) I believe that a collapse (social and economic) is possible, but just can’t imagine things ever going that far…

What you can’t “imagine” is generally pretty irrelevant when considering the FACTS of any given situation. Educating one’s self on the history of modern economic and political instability is a step that many seem to overlook before drawing conclusions on the state of America today. Without a point of reference to refer to, these people are left completely in the mire as to the very real threats that lay ahead. Many of them actually avoid learning the background details of similar crises like those in Weimar Germany, Soviet Russia, Argentina, Zimbabwe, etc., because doing so would mean room for denial would disappear. Yes, our country will see darker days ahead, perhaps pitch black. Refusing to prepare for the worst will not stop the worst from happening. Never, ever, assume a disaster will “blow over”.

3) I just don’t have the money to get into survival prepping right now. Maybe I will start when I get some savings in order…

In some cases (very few) this excuse is acceptable. But, in many others it is complete nonsense. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve run into that make this claim while continuing to spend money on non-essential luxuries. Do you still have cable T.V.? Get rid of it! It stinks anyway. Do you buy a new computer every six months? Well stop! The gigs and ram you have now are probably more than adequate. Do you pour money into personal vices like drugs, cigarettes, or beer? Quit! There will be no room for them post collapse anyway. There is always money for prepping, even if it’s a little every month. The obstacle is not funding. The obstacle is your unwillingness to sacrifice certain comforts for more important investments.

4) I would delve into sound money, but it all seems too complicated…

I’ll make this simple; buying gold and silver is NOT complicated. In fact, it is very easy. If something feels “complicated”, then simply uncomplicated it by educating yourself using the numerous resources still available on the internet or your local library. Knowledge is (at this time) everyone’s prerogative. Liberty starts not with the words in an article or a book, but the decision to actually sit down and read that article or book with an open mind. Make that decision now!

5) I feel isolated, and would like to move to a safe haven with more like-minded people, but am afraid of not finding work, or leaving behind that which is familiar…

Safe Haven relocation is not for everyone, but many can at least admit that they probably live in an unstable and violence prone environment sensitive to economic unrest. Many can also admit that they do not have the support network required to survive such an event. This choice ultimately comes down to priorities. When the survival of yourself and your family is on the line, does it really matter if you are “familiar” (i.e. comfortable) with your current location? In a crumbling marketplace, is it better to take your chances with a job that you know will soon no longer exist, or to take your chances in an alternative market with increasing growth? Is it better to wait until doom is ringing the doorbell? Or, is it more practical to take measures now to insulate yourself from the storm? Learning to prioritize means learning to set aside what we want in the face of what we need.

6) I would like to become more of an activist, but isn’t it better to “keep a low profile”, and avoid retribution from the power elite…?

Fear is the most repressive internal obstacle of all. Tyrants do not conquer countries; fear conquers countries. As I have said before, when the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, they did not sign it “Anonymous”. It is every free man’s duty to stand behind his own convictions. Holding them quietly in the corner of the room gets us nowhere. This is not to say that all our thoughts and activities should be made public, but if you can’t build up the gumption to speak the truth in the wake of a lie then you aren’t of much use to anyone, especially yourself. There is nothing illegal about organizing against corruption, and even if there was, it wouldn’t matter. Fighting for freedom means being audacious, and sometimes unconcerned about the supposed “consequences”. While we speak often of safety and preparedness, these things at bottom are also only important so far as they support our ability to put ourselves on the line for the future of our ideals. There is no room for apprehension here…

The purpose of the above is not to “shame” those in the movement who remain inactive, but to clear the fog that tends to surround any new and powerful movement against the rush of the totalitarian wildfire. We continue to look for white-knight leaders, short cut slapdash solutions, and even miracles to somehow save us from doing what we dread most; facing the fact that we are the greatest prognosticators of our own fates. We are the ones who choose freedom, or slavery. In the soft light of fading glory, only those who blaze their own trails will see the road ahead. To each man awaits a multitude of perils and rewards, all of which depend upon his inner resolve; a quality which stands upon the summit of the soul, against the wind, and the unrelenting cold.

"The Great Culling" Official Fluoride Trailer 2

September 3, 2011

Flouridation Kills

FULL SPEECH: Sarah Palin at the Iowa Tea Party Rally

Friday, September 2, 2011

The documentary, titled "What in the World are They Spraying"

What In The World Are They Spraying?

The Chemtrail / Geoengineering Cover-up by Truthmedia Productions promises to have people looking up in the sky. Chemtrails have long been debated and producer Michael Murphy and director Paul Wittenberger teamed up with world renowned author and documentary film producer G. Edward Griffin to combine their expertise and research to put an end to the debate about chemtrails. The world premiere of What In The World Are They Spraying? is being held in Atlanta, Georgia on October 23, 2010. This is the first-ever full length documentary about chemtrails.

Current News Stories of the Absurd...Prison time for recording police & Criminal gardening

September 2, 2011

Michael Allison Faces 75 Years In Illinois Prison for recording police WTWO!

Criminal gardening

Good Nite “IRENE”...Americans kept in the DARK and fed BS

"The Americans have allowed the government to treat us like mushrooms, kept in the dark and fed BS…. Yep just call me Mushroom……"

September 2, 2011
News with Attitude

By Linda Hunnicutt, Granny Warriors

OK folks we have now been tested… Just how far will we allow the Government and main stream media to carry us? Looks like a long, long way. With all that hype about Irene when the weather service already knew what it would do yet allowed the total hype of the destruction of the east coast be continually hyped for days… Shutting down the subway system in NY???? Come on now folks… let’s get real. Thousands no millions of people leaving the safety of their homes and leaving their property open to the looting and vandalism of those that enjoy doing that. Going to motels, paying high prices to catch bedbugs and sleep on dingy linens?

Why not use those wonderful FEMA camps that are being built and staffed for just such a occasion a “DISASTER”?

Oh well I guess they just weren’t ready to be used after all it is only about 7 or more years in the building or remodeling to accommodate us poor downtrodden folk suffering from these natural disasters?

Do you think the fellas had time to wire up and place detonators along the Subway system so they can pull off another 911?

The government needs a good disaster to enable martial law and start the real games of disarming the population; they have already taken away most of the food. Just think about all the millions of acres of farmland flooded this past summer on purpose, plus all that flooded before in the heartlands… then the drought in the south. Not much produce coming from local supplies any longer this year.

Now try to visualize the vision of the power hungry, greedy self-appointed ELITE. They have their supplies in a safe place, now they can control anyone with food. A hungry man will do about anything to get food for their loved ones and I mean anything. They will have our weapons and have already demonstrated they can shut down the cell phones for communication in San Francisco.

Remember when the towers were being checked and worked on with floors shut down to traffic for the work to be done well in advance of the attacks? Many videos and blogs have been written by those that worked in the towers about the secretive workmen on floors all locked off from any prying eyes, supposedly removing asbestos? I think placing charges so those huge edifices would tumble down without destroying the surrounding areas. Total controlled collapses.

Now the Subways shut down to traffic so there was plenty of time to set charges etc in preparation for that next blow to the American Citizen. Just think how many millions of people a subway attack will affect? Electric for a big portion of the city will be disrupted, no travel, no water, no food?

OOPS Food? I certainly hope you folks that read this message regularly know that you should have at least a year’s worth of food supply ready to use in the event our fearless leaders decide we need more excitement in our life and have another natural disaster. After all they will have to take our guns so people don’t get hurt, and surely our gold and silver coins will be needed for the greater good so no phony money can be spent… or used to buy necessary items… in all we will be totally cared for I am sure… they will give us nutritionally enhanced food, probably something like “SOLIENT GREEN”.

One of the other Granny’s is here for her August visit where we really ramp up the food storage. Last year she had to rent a U-Haul it to get her stuff home to Texas but this year it will be a little less dramatic.. We have both learned to dehydrate and save space. We still do a lot of canning but items like corn, onions, greens, tomatoes, carrots, etc. can all be dried and save tons of space and weight… She brought her dehydrator and I have two here so we were in serious business with the drying of food.

Karen also has her own take on this administration and I am beginning to think her way, She claims Obama has certainly fulfilled his promises… He promised change and damned if he isn’t changing everything including the Constitution. No one seems to want to tackle this guy, could it be because if they decide now (senate and congress) that he is wrong for the job, not legal, etc… then they would have to explain why they didn’t stop it in the first place? Why? They are supposed to check out these things aren’t they or do they just take Pelosi’s lying mouth for the truth? I am sure their worth has increased in this time span from the time he was approved as a candidate. It does look like at least one of our elected officials would have yelled out in the beginning Hey we need to see some paper work on this joker… But no….. no one seemed to want to make waves for the magnificent mulatto. Plus Karen also thinks he is not real but a made up robot type entity… so stupid he can’t speak without a written script to follow… maybe since we have been told just recently about the experiments mixing human and animal DNA and breeding such creatures it could be he is one? Who knows these days.

The Americans have allowed the government to treat us like mushrooms, kept in the dark and fed BS…. Yep just call me Mushroom……

Let’s keep Irene in mind when the next big hype starts.. You can bet there is something going on in the back ground when all of the Media and government keeps on and on about something going on or about to happen. Don’t buy into it.

Stand your ground.

Bring out the Weapons and be ready to use them.

Don’t live in Fear.

This is the start of some serious times. many of us will lose our lives because some of you are just too damn scared, stupid, greedy and cowardly to stand up and will do anything to keep a few of your belongings no matter what the cost to others and the country. That is already known by many of us. It doesn’t matter because if we die in the process we will not have to watch your stupid asses being led to their deaths and torture and the complete destruction of a nation we love and have lived for all of our lives. We will also have died with dignity and respect for ourselves.


Rush: Obama is creating economic chaos

September 2, 2011
The Right Scoop

"Rush delivers a short but fabulous monologue based on the unemployment rate manipulation done by this administration and the economic chaos Obama is creating. It’s excellent:"

To Watch

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Levin: Obama "Economically Illiterate & Dogmatically Attached To Irrationality"

This is a great clip

To Listen

FEMA'S use of term 'federal family' for government expands under Obama


September 1, 2011

ByGeorge Bennett
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Don’t think of it as the federal government but as your “federal family.”

In a Category 4 torrent of official communications during the approach and aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has repeatedly used the phrase “federal family” when describing the Obama administration’s response to the storm.

The Obama administration didn’t invent the phrase but has taken it to new heights.

“Under the direction of President Obama and Secretary Janet Napolitano, the entire federal family is leaning forward to support our state, tribal and territorial partners along the East Coast,” a FEMA news release declared Friday as Irene churned toward landfall.

The G-word — “government” — has been nearly banished, with FEMA instead referring to federal, state and local “partners” as well as “offices” and “personnel.”

“'Government’ is such a dirty word right now,” says Florida State University communication professor Davis Houck. “Part of what the federal government does and any elected official does is change the terms of the language game into terms that are favorable to them.”

“Family” can evoke favorable thoughts of motherhood and security. But it can also conjure images of Big Brother and organized crime.

The phrase “federal family” has been used in connection with FEMA at least as far back as 1999.

Under President George W. Bush, FEMA officials sprinkled the alliterative euphemism into congressional testimony and statements. When former FEMA Director Michael Brown promised help to hurricane-battered Floridians in 2004, he vowed that “the federal family is dedicated to staying for as long as it takes.”

During the Clinton administration, Vice President Al Gore responded to 1999 flooding in Iowa by pledging that “the federal family is committed to providing the necessary resources to comfort every person and family devastated by this disaster and to help them return to their normal way of living as fast as possible.”

A Google search shows the phrase appearing 10 times on FEMA’s website during the Bush years. Since Obama took office, “federal family” has turned up 118 times on fema.gov, including 50 Irene-related references.

Among them: statements that the Obama administration “is committed to bringing all of the resources of the federal family to bear” for storm assistance and that “the entire federal family continues to lean forward to support the states in their ongoing response efforts.”

Houck doubts all the “family” references will give the public a warm and fuzzy view of FEMA and the federal government.

“That one is so blatantly obvious that I think people’s rhetorical radar is going to go off,” Houck says.

On the other hand, Houck says, “If FEMA can come in and really do a great job, maybe that 'federal family’ thing would stick with the people on the ground.”

FEMA did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

Staff researcher Niels Heimeriks contributed to this story.