Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ponder the meaning of life...reality and not the virtual one

"Although I may be curious about the new media, I'd rather immerse myself in ancient pursuits, such as discovering the meaning of life. I want to drink in as much life as I can in this reality, not the virtual one."

April 13, 2011
My Five Minutes of Fame on Facebook
By Robin of Berkeley

There is a fascinating article from the UK about teenagers going through withdrawal when their wiring was removed for a day. Even though the kids had a landline phone and a book, they still suffered like any addict. They all had overwhelming cravings; one youngster reported itching like a crack head.

Of course, it's not just teens who are hooked these days, but people of every age. While the ever present wiring is altering brain cells, what's more disturbing is the effect on society.

Human beings are not designed to be busy all of the time. I heard a spiritual teacher once say that wisdom is found in the moment between two thoughts. It's only during those blessed moments of quiet when we hear God.

But this culture is phasing out God as surely as last year's iPad. None of this is coincidental. Keeping the masses dumbed down and addicted is all part of the Marxist playbook. A distracted populace won't notice that the country is going down the tubes.  Read More

FBI Raids Chuck E. Cheese For “Undermining U.S. Currency”

“We have to start making examples out of these alternative currency people,” said Agent Heinrich Himmler of the FBI, who was part of the Des Moines raid, “if we don’t chill enthusiasm for this kind of black market activity and so called “free trade” now, then who knows what could happen! We can’t have average citizens attempting to operate their own commerce. That would be un-American!”

April 13, 2011
By Brandon Smith

The FBI and the Secret Service showed their willingness today to utilize the expanded definitions of “counterfeit currency” and “domestic terrorism” brought about by the recent conviction of Bernard von NotHaus of the alternative currency outlet “Liberty Dollar” when the agencies initiated a surprise raid on an unsuspecting Chuck E. Cheese establishment in Des Moines, Iowa.

Chuck E Cheese is charged with violations of 18 U.S.C. § 514, which covers the counterfeiting of Federal instruments, including currency, as well as 18 U.S.C. § 486, which states:

Whoever, except as authorized by law, makes or utters or passes, or attempts to utter or pass, any coins of gold or silver or other metal, or alloys of metals, intended for use as current money, whether in the resemblance of coins of the United States or of foreign countries, or of original design, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.  Read More

The Real Extremists are in Washington DC

April 13, 2011

Jack Hunter, The “Southern Avenger”

“This is not a left-right thing. It’s not a liberal-conservative thing. It’s not a republican-democrat thing. It’s about a nation of 300 million who are going to have different ideas about what’s good and what’s bad, about what’s right and what’s wrong. They’re going to have different ideas about how things should be done. And, as a practical matter it only makes sense to allow states to make decisions. That’s only possible thing you can do. I don’t need to tell people in Vermont or California how to live, and they don’t need to tell me how to live. Better than that, the federal government doesn’t need to tell us all how to live.”

Jack Hunter talks about the endless growth of government under both political parties, how Pelosi, Kagan and others have no respect for Constitutional limits, what the founders intended, limited vs unlimited government, the unconstitutional prohibition of marijuana, California’s medical marijuana laws as defacto nullification, immigration in Arizona, how racism can exist in both decentralized and centralized systems, and nullification as the rightful remedy to stopping D.C.

Economic mental illnes: "Economic Policy" is the insidious disease

IMF declares USA is headed straight into a dead end

"There is no medication strong enough to quell this chorus of fiscal insanity because these voices are not based in reality."

April 13, 2011
By Mike Adams

Thanks to the recent (and laughable) "largest annual spending cut in history" announced by Obama and Boehner, it is now abundantly evident that the U.S. government is headed toward a complete economic meltdown that will make Fukushima look chilly by comparison. While cesium-137 may have a half-life of 30 years, and iodine-131 a half-life of 8 days, if the U.S. government continues on its current path of spending trillions of dollars it doesn't have, the half-life of the value of a dollar may soon be measured in hours.

Want to buy a loaf of bread at the store? Bring a bucket load of cash, because by the time you get there to buy it, the price may have doubled yet again, Zimbabwe-style. Such absurdities are now headed our way, and they will arrive sooner that you've been led to believe.

The downward spiral of the debt addiction

That's because in order to avoid a government shutdown, the U.S. government has recently decided to go bankrupt instead. Already drunk from the freewheeling spending of other people's money, the feds have now resorting to the intravenous mainlining of new debt just to take another "hit" that will get them by for another week or two.

To call the U.S. political leaders "debt junkies" is an insult to heroin addicts. After all, heroin addicts mostly destroy only themselves and their loved ones, not entire nations. But Washington's new policies -- endorsed by both the Democrats and the Republicans -- are based on the street drug equivalent of snorting five lines of cocaine while mainlining heroin while riding a double hit of meth chased down with the desperate chugging of unfiltered Russian vodka smuggled into the country in used gasoline cans.

Like a drug addict passed out face-down on the sidewalk in a pool of his own vomit, wearing nothing but a ragged pair of underwear soaked with his own urine, the United States federal government is now beyond the window of opportunity for rational intervention. It is now a basket case of "schizonomics" where key economic decisions are made by leaders who, instead of following the laws of economics, follow the persistent voices in their own heads. And those voices keep repeating the same disturbing mantra: Spend! Spend! SPEND!  Read More