In yet another article about the staggering USA national debt the totals don’t sink in, but breaking it down to per-capita helps: …this year we will borrow 32 cents out of every dollar we spend. Overall, our national debt now tops $15.2 trillion (with Congress raising the debt ceiling to $16.4 trillion last week). And that doesn’t count the unfunded liabilities of Social Security and Medicare. Throw those in, and our total indebtedness exceeds $120 trillion. That means that if one counts only the official national debt, every man, woman and child in America owes $48,700. Include the unfunded liabilities of Social Security and Medicare, and every one of us is in debt to the tune of $189,000… Note the […]
LewRockwell.com published an excellent article by Loyola Economics Professor Walter Block on the Fed. In a great paragraph in the middle he says, “I regard the Fed as a criminal organization, since it engages in (well, aids and abets) counterfeiting. The Fed is to the U.S. economy as was the old central planning apparatus of the late and non-lamented Soviet Union to the entire economy of the U.S.S.R. The Federal Reserve System has been responsible since its inception in 1913 for destroying some 97% of the value of our dollar, the life blood of our economy. This organization has exacerbated the business cycle. It has created both inflation and unemployment. These people, along with HUD, Fannie and Freddie, are responsible […]
It is great that U.S. Senator Rand Paul quite publicly had a run in with the TSA airport passenger screeners. Everyone hearing or reading about that KNOWS that Rand posed no threat to fellow passengers, the airliner or anything else. Nobody thinks the world is a safer place if Rand Paul strips down to his birthday suit before entering or leaving an airliner. The TSA ministrations are completely and obviously useless in this case. Of course they would be every bit as useless were I to be going through the checkpoint. And you. And millions of other people. So why do we do this? […]
The Daily Bell had a nice interview with Gerald Celente, Founder/Director of the Trends Research Institute. I would love to say it was news to me, because it is important and significant. What we get is another educated, knowledgeable researcher who KNOWS who is doing what to us and the easily, confidently-predictable results we can expect. Click on the interview to get the his predictions and the whole interview. The clip I post below is simply reiteration that the manipulators are in charge. […]
Many of the best websites in the world are shut down today to protest U.S.Government plans to censor the Internet. At issue is free speech, which is inconvenient to totalitarian states and frustrating to government-granted media monopolies. I’m not that fancy, but put this information up as I fully support free speech and fully oppose government censorship. The verbiage below is from Downsize D C. Click the link to reach their website where they make it easy to contact your elected politicians and champion the free flow of information. […]
This is the symbol in electronics schematics for a resistor. It is easy to draw, paint, create, machine embroider, etcetera, as well as easy to recognize and understand. Resist the overthrow of civilization Resist the degradation of humanity Resist the conquest of our neighborhood Resist commandeering of our property Resist assaults to life, liberty, property, pursuit of happiness I will be wearing it. I’ll let you know when I have a source for you.
I just completed my first pass through quantifying my priority setting. While people can vary dramatically in their assessments of the odds certain things will take place, the exercise and format are quite enlightening. Spreadsheets are a natural tool for this exercise, though paper and pencil can accomplish the same task. Column A is the “possibility”; what might or could happen in 2012. What does anybody guess will happen? What do you read, hear or think may go right or wrong? What should you buy insurance for or against? What should you plan for? What can you hope for? In column B you assign some odds to those possibilities. For example, I put down that one year out of 20 […]
Kuna woman cited after hitting student in crosswalk Deputies are urging drivers to use extra caution in and around school zones, after a Kuna student was hit Thursday morning. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office says a 13-year-old boy was in a marked crosswalk at North Ten Mile Road near Boise Street. A driver heading north on Ten Mile Road didn’t see him and hit him, causing the boy to be knocked to the ground. The boy was taken to the hospital for a leg injury and the 36-year-old driver was issued a citation. Ada County Sheriff’s Office provides the following tips when driving in and around school zones … […]