Friday, March 18, 2011

Real World Solutions To Economic Tyranny

"By separating ourselves from the system, we diminish it, make it weak."

March 18, 2011

Neithercorp Press – 09/16/2010
By Giordano Bruno

It’s inevitable. Every person who endeavors to understand the nature of economy, central banking, fiat currency, Globalism, and elitism in our culture, every man who is truly honest with himself, comes to the same logical conclusion; the system we toil in, the system we tolerate out of habit day to day, is not only failing, it is designed to fail. Knowing this fact is difficult. The potential consequences of the situation tend to bleed into every moment of our once conventional routine. We realize that there is no going back to the old apathetic ways of viewing our world; once awake we cannot again sleep, and because we have the truth in hand, truth which affects every living human being, we are also by default made responsible for the future. We are no longer spectators caught in the swift tides of history, but participants in history’s making. We become the levy builders and breakers. We contribute to the flow of events, as well as their outcome.

This insight then begs a change in our way of life, and leads to a single arduous question:

This insight then begs a change in our way of life, and leads to a single arduous question:

Now that we know there is a problem, what are we going to do about it?

While knowing the truth is a tremendous step for any person, it brings little comfort without a sense of direction. People need a defined course of action, a methodology, a way of contributing to the solution. The problem is that too many people sit and wait for the solution to present itself, or wait for others to take the lead, instead of going out and finding their own answers. I have often received responses to my past articles that sound like this:

“Ok, so we know the economy is on the verge of collapse and that the government is corrupt. When are YOU going to tell us what we can do about it? What are YOU going to do about it? When are WE going to rally together and force the elites out of power?”

These are the wrong questions. What they should be asking THEMSELVES is;

“What am I going to do about it? When am I going to decide to take actions that further the betterment of our future? When am I going to stop waiting for others to tell me what to do?”  Read More

Obama Implements "Wag the Dog" Policy via Libya!

Wag the Libyan Dog!

March 18, 2011
By Daniel Greenfield

So now we have a No Fly Zone resolution on Libya. And the man who ran for the Democratic nomination in 2008 as being the candidate who wouldn't have gone into Iraq, is now running in 2012 as the candidate who will go into Libya. Hypocrisy is a beautiful beast and politics is a petting zoo.

Khaddafi may be nuts, but he's clearly taken a page out of Saddam's handbook. Announcing a truce as soon as the No Fly Zone gets announced. Now the US and Europe are stuck demanding verification of the truce. Obama took a deep breath, butched up and is demanding that Khaddafi pull back from rebel strongholds or face UN led air strikes. Though by the UN he mentions the parts of it that actually support the attack, as opposed to the non-Western members of the UN Security Council and even Germany, who don't.

If this feels familiar, just picture Colin Powell at endless UN sessions making the case for removing Saddam. The farce has dragged on long enough for Khaddafi to win, but not long enough for him to win completely. With sanctions and a No Fly Zone, Libya becomes another Iraq, in which we keep demanding that Khaddafi go, while he explains that he just wants peace. Sound familiar? Iraq. Again.  Read More

Financial Markets Are Not Really Free Markets

The G-7 Forex Intervention Is A Perfect Example Of How Manipulated The Global Currency Market Really Is

The Economic Collapse
March 18, 2011

What do governments and central banks do when they don't like what is happening in the financial markets? They directly intervene and they manipulate the financial markets of course. On Friday, the central banks of the G-7 acted in concert to drive down the value of the surging yen. So why did they do this? Well, the fear was that a rising yen would hurt Japanese exports at a time when the economy of Japan needs all of the help that it can get. So, as central banks have been doing with increasing frequency, they directly intervened in the Forex market in order to bring about the result that they desired. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. The truth is that foreign governments, central banks and large financial institutions are constantly manipulating the Forex, precious metals and stock markets all over the globe. You see, in today's global economy the "stakes are so high" that the free market cannot be trusted.  Read More

Restraining Order On WI Law

Rush explains restraining order on WI law is judicial activism

The Right Scoop 
March 18, 2011

To Listen 

UK Paper: Is Obama the Weakest President in History?

March 18, 2011
By Jim Hoft

"Finally… The world breaks out of its Kool-Aid induced stupor"…

It only took international media two years to realize that Barack Obama is a very weak and indecisive president in a very dangerous world. Maybe someday our own media will catch up.

The Express reported:

INEFFECTUAL, invisible, unable to honour pledges and now blamed for letting Gaddafi off the hook. Why Obama’s gone from ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Er, maybe we shouldn’t’…

Let us cast our minds back to those remarkable days in November 2008 when the son of a Kenyan goatherd was elected to the White House. It was a bright new dawn – even brighter than the coming of the Kennedys and their new Camelot. JFK may be considered as being from an ethnic and religious minority – Irish and Catholic – but he was still very rich and very white. Barack Obama, by contrast, was a true breakthrough president. The world would change because obviously America had changed.

Obama’s campaign slogan was mesmerisingly simple and brimming with self-belief: “Yes we can.” His presidency, however, is turning out to be more about “no we won’t.” Even more worryingly, it seems to be very much about: “Maybe we can… do what, exactly?“ The world feels like a dangerous place when leaders are seen to lack certitude but the only thing President Obama seems decisive about is his indecision. What should the US do about Libya? What should the US do about the Middle East in general? What about the country’s crippling debts? What is the US going to do about Afghanistan, about Iran?

What is President Obama doing about anything? The most alarming answer – your guess is as good as mine – is also, frankly, the most accurate one. What the President is not doing is being clear, resolute and pro-active, which is surely a big part of his job description. This is what he has to say about the popular uprising in Libya: “Gaddafi must go.” At least, that was his position on March 3.  Read More

Qadaffi's Chicago Connection

"Obama's reticence to act against Qaddafi may involve some old ties that bind."

"Perhaps the mutual admiration has its roots in Obama's Hyde Park neighborhood replete with old friends Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan. This is the same Farrakhan who called candidate Obama the "Messiah" and who spoke numerous times at Reverend Wright's church while the Obama family listened for 20 years."

March 18, 2011
By M. Catharine Evans

Two belated weeks after the Libyan people rose up against a brutal dictator, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally stated that "Qadaffi must go." Prior to the demand for the "mad dog of the Middle East" to leave Libya, Obama issued a lackluster statement with no mention of the leader's name; only a humdrum "Let me be clear. The change that is taking place is being driven by the people."

Now almost a month later Susan Rice, ambassador to the U.N issued this statement:

We are discussing very seriously and leading efforts in the Council around a range of actions that we believe could be effective in protecting civilians.

The U.S. view is that we need to be prepared to contemplate steps that include but perhaps go beyond a no-fly zone.

Weak-willed? Indecisive? Maybe not. In this case, not to act is to act and Obama's inertia is clearly beneficial to Qaddafi. So why is the colonel getting a pass from Obama?  Read More

Obama's Puddles

"Potholes are numerous along the royal route from Chicago, and new ones are dug whenever Obama speaks without his loyal teleprompter."

"As Obama's policies continue to nudge America in its slide down the slippery slope of unequal application of the law and into the sinkhole of unsustainable spending, the media and elites will someday cease laying down their cloaks over the path of The One, probably beginning with the murky puddle of his past. Whether from weariness, or the realization that no amount of fabric could possibly stretch far enough, remains to be seen."

March 18, 2011
By Cindy Simpson

Sir Walter Raleigh, so the legend goes, once threw his cloak over a mud puddle that sullied the path of Queen Elizabeth I. His chivalrous gesture served to keep Her Majesty's dainty feet free of dirt and to shield the ugly puddle from the Queen's and her loyal subjects' view. Although such gallantry is rarely seen today, we witness a similar display of devotion as the media fawns and covers for the present ruler of Camelot.

Jack Cashill, author of the recently-released Deconstructing Obama, noted that while the liberal media have protectively and selectively reported every step of this President, conservatives have also "created a firewall around the White House and serve as something of a Republican Guard for its chief inhabitant."

Deconstructing offers substantial arguments that it was not Obama, but a domestic terrorist from his neighborhood, Bill Ayers, who wrote Dreams From My Father. If Cashill's description of Obama's authorship puddle gains the publicity it deserves, it should create such a splash that even the mainstream media cloak could not cover the effect on Obama's reelection prospects.  Read More

Our Enemy, the Fed

"Governments throughout history have sought to blame price increases on bad weather, speculators, and a whole host of other factors, rather than acknowledging the effects of their inflationary monetary policies."

March 18, 2011
By Ron Paul

Before the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services Monetary Policy and Rising Prices, March 17, 2011

There is perhaps no topic as important to the average American today as rising prices. Whether we consider food, gasoline, or clothing, the cost of living is increasing significantly. At a time of high unemployment, rising prices trap American families between a rock and a hard place. While rising prices colloquially are referred to as “inflation,” true inflation is defined as an increase in the money supply, and all other things being equal, an increase in the money supply leads to a rise in prices. Inflation is and always has been throughout history a monetary phenomenon, and its destructive effects have ruined societies from the Roman Empire to Weimar Germany to modern-day Zimbabwe.

Blame for the most recent round of price increases has been laid at the feet of the Federal Reserve’s program of quantitative easing, and rightly so in my opinion. This program, known as QE2, sought to purchase a total of $900 billion in US Treasury debt over a period of 8 months. Roughly $110 billion of newly created money is flooding into markets each month, markets which still have not fully recovered from the financial crisis of the last few years. Banks still hold billions of dollars in underperforming mortgage-backed securities on their books, securities which would render numerous major banks insolvent if they were “marked to market.” These nervous banks are hesitant to loan out further money, instead holding well over a trillion dollars on reserve with the Fed. Is it any wonder, then, that the Fed’s new hot money is flowing into commodity markets?  Read More

Double-talk and Duplicity

They LIED to you… They essentially told you to GO TO HELL

"They chose instead to railroad yet another short-term spending resolution through the House of Representatives that permits the continued funding to implement ObamaCare and keeps the runaway spending train running full steam ahead."

March 18, 2011

And no, we’re not just talking about Barack Obama or Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi. We’re talking about John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and the rest of the so-called Republican House Leadership.

Yes, they either flat out LIED or are hoodwinking the American people! They told you they wanted to de-fund ObamaCare… Their actions suggest otherwise. They told you they wanted to restore fiscal sanity to Washington… But they are instead part of the problem. They told you they wanted to balance the budget and stop the pending bankruptcy of our great country… It’s now obvious they don’t.

And on Tuesday they showed the American people their true colors… they exposed their double-talk and duplicity to the light of day and they showed nothing but CONTEMPT for patriotic Americans, like you, who graciously handed them their majority on a silver platter.

When given a golden opportunity to seriously begin de-funding ObamaCare and put an unceremonious end to the out-of-control spending train they inherited from Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, they chose instead to railroad yet another short-term spending resolution through the House of Representatives that permits the continued funding to implement ObamaCare and keeps the runaway spending train running full steam ahead.  Read More