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Old 02-24-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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...americans want to pretend their capitalistic desires [1] are in line with morality or a sense of justice. it's smoke and mirrors [2], end of story.
Since what we're taught as "Capitalism" is actually socialist democracy, we might rethink that condemnation.

As recent events in Wisconsin show us, those who have a claim upon the public's wallet, will not meekly surrender to the "will of the people" (democracy). In their "sense of justice", they have a "right" to obligate the state taxpayers to surrender ever more of their wealth for the benefit of the UNIONS (collective extortionists).

There is smoke and mirrors, indeed. But they are to deflect the masses from considering the source and authority of government's power.

By the actions of the "Fleebaggers", the partisans called the Democratic Party, we now know that they have no intention of respecting the will of "the majority".

In addition, by incessant lying, by calling a government privilege a 'right', the audience is persuaded that these OVER PRIVILEGED extortionists and their well-bribed accessories to fraud, are somehow acting out of MORAL OUTRAGE, by abandoning the duties of their elected office.

Americans truly have lost their common sense, and wholly embraced the illusions offered by the world's greatest propaganda ministry.



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[1] Capitalist Principles

CAPITALISM - An economic system in which the means of production, distribution and exchange are privately owned and operated for private profit.
- - - WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY

PRIVATE PROPERTY - "As protected from being taken for public uses, is such property as belongs absolutely to an individual, and of which he has the exclusive right of disposition. Property of a specific, fixed and tangible nature, capable of being in possession and transmitted to another, such as houses, lands, and chattels."
- - - Black's Law dictionary, sixth ed., p.1217

If you concatenate capitalism with private property, you can see the "inconvenient truth".

Capitalism is an economic system in which the means of production, distribution and exchange are absolutely owned by individuals and operated for their individual profit.

{Corporations are creatures of government, and not absolutely owned by an individual, hence they are not "private property" nor part of capitalism, as defined. Corporations owe their existence to government, and must pay tribute / taxes for that privilege.}

Under American law, absolute ownership of land, house, tools, production, etc, is protected as part of one's inalienable right to life, liberty and property upon which you can pursue happiness without asking permission.

[2] Piercing the "smoke and mirrors"

Rights endowed by our Creator, existed prior to government, hence they are protected by government, and government cannot take them away, except after conviction, in the course of justice.

A right to collectively bargain is actually a government granted privilege. Without government sanction, it does not exist, and no employer would be bound to its extortionist terms. Likewise, employment by government is not a right, but a privilege granted by the government. If the government did not exist, one could not work for it. Therefore, the public employee unions are exercising TWO privileges, and by virtues of their demands to be enriched at the expense of the taxpayers, are asserting that they are OVER PRIVILEGED.

In the course of events, one must consider that if over privileged partisans will not submit to the will of the majority, it is reasonable to expect that if thwarted by government, they will resort to even more destructive displays. I would not be surprised by a national retaliatory labor strike, and more mob action.

I would strongly suggest that you immediately stock up enough for 2 - 4 weeks. Because if the transportation network is interrupted, things will become very unpleasant, very fast.

We are in the "last days" of the American republic, and chaos is before us.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:46 PM
 
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This is an awesome thread Jetgraphics, I wish I could give you more reps for it

Were only spending 3 million a minute these days and the geniuses at Big Gov show no sign of slowing down much less stopping it....

The rules of the laws of MATH will shut this down soon and people think politics are polarized now

Definitely wise to prepare for SHTF...

El-Erian, Sustainability And Central Banks
PIMpCO's El-Erian gave a very interesting speech the other day that you should all read. The money shot is right here and thankfully reasonably close to the front:
To crystallize our conversation today, allow me to use a very – and I stress very – clumsy sentence to summarize the current state of affairs: In the last three plus years, central banks have had little choice but to do the unsustainable in order to sustain the unsustainable until others do the sustainable to restore sustainability!
Now here's where your personal view of the world and politics intersects with Fed (and other Central Bank) policy: Do you believe that any of the political bodies in power today will do the sustainable?
I'm going to focus just on the US, because (1) I understand it better than the European and other situations, although when it comes to Europe they're not that different than we are and (2) the US bears so much responsibility and has so much size in economic terms compared to the rest of the world that without us the rest of the argument is literally a non-event.
European peripheral debt, for example, is a literal non-issue comparatively. If your home is in the middle of an advancing forest fire the car wreck that spills gasoline outside the door and then gets ignited is interesting, but it's not the proximate cause of your home burning down nor would removing the wreck change the outcome.
Your belief in the avoidance of collapse in the markets and ultimately government services and tax base is founded in one thing -- what El-Erian has outlined up above in his one-sentence summary.
You believe that politicians and governments will do the sustainable things.
In the case of the United States this means cutting the deficit and monetary expansion of all forms to zero on a GDP-relative basis. When it comes to government debt it means going even further so as to reduce the government's debt as a percentage of GDP on a declining basis toward zero.
If you believe in "stability", "improvement" or anything similar, this is what you believe will happen.
If you don't believe in that happening then you also don't believe in stability, improvement or a durable and sound market.
Many have asked why I continue to believe we're going to see the S&P trade under the early 2009 levels (666), the DOW under 6,000 and the economy and government funding model come apart at the seams.
My answer is simple:
Our government with its present infestation of Democrats and Republicans, and the inability to find a single third party that will stand for the end of the stupid when it comes to the policies they espouse, including the one I'm currently involved in quite-heavily, means that we're going to go off the cliff Thema and Louise style with the entirely-certain outcome.
That Thelma gets away this time (the markets go up today) doesn't change the outcome; it just means that this time the odds, however long, resolved in her favor.
In order to believe we will escape the inevitable canyon-diving outcome you must believe that our government will do the right things. That is not "tax the rich" or "drink more when drunk" (e.g. cut taxes even more while increasing spending) or any such thing.
It requires massive structural realignment of:
  • The Medical industry. Not Medicare or Medicaid, the medical industry. All of the cost-shifts and other perversities and legal exemptions currently abused by this part of the economy have to go away. There is zero evidence that our government intends to do any of this, but this, standing alone, must be done or we have no chance. From a mathematical point of view it's that simple.
  • Military, foreign policy and energy. They're inextricably interconnected and we're going the wrong way with with all three.
  • Financial fraud and debt generally. It has to be dramatically reduced in the economy as a whole. This will lead to asset price corrections but if it's not done you get asset price collapses instead as instead of some leverage being available to buy things you'll ultimately get none.
None of this is being addressed at all. In fact, every step being taken thus far is making it worse instead of better, across the board.
If you have a thesis that includes the government starting to do the right things, which is necessary to believe in an actual economic recovery, let's see it.
If not, well....
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:55 PM
 
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Speaking of thriving. I saw this the other day and found it interesting.

(Official Movie) THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take? - YouTube

quote:
THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives.

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Old 04-14-2012, 04:34 AM
 
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How much have we forgotten?

An example of the knowledge of our forefathers - from “The Devil’s Dictionary”, by Ambrose Bierce, a humorous collection of definitions, which was first published in a weekly paper in 1881.

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ALIEN, n. An American sovereign in his probationary state.
- - - - “The Devil’s Dictionary”, by Ambrose Bierce
His audience knew what an “American sovereign” was, to understand the joke, though today’s reader would not get it.

(BTW - there is no such thing as a "sovereign citizen". That's an oxymoron. A citizen is a subject of a sovereign. A sovereign is not a citizen. The current spin-doctoring by the MSM and government to denounce the "sovereign citizens" is an example of clever propaganda.)

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You can download free copies of the dictionary from gutenberg.org.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:58 AM
 
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Is Survive, Thrive or Die' the sequal to the UK Government Advice in case on Nuclear attack in the 1970's, entitled 'Protect and Survive' - where they told us to wear stout shoes and warm coats, to paint our houses white to deflect the blast and if out walking outside we should try and take cover in a ditch if we hear the nuclear attack warning sirens.

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Nuclear attack? Wear stout shoes

Can stout shoes save you during a nuclear attack? | Science | The Guardian









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Old 04-14-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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How much have we forgotten?

An example of the knowledge of our forefathers - from “The Devil’s Dictionary”, by Ambrose Bierce, a humorous collection of definitions, which was first published in a weekly paper in 1881.


His audience knew what an “American sovereign” was, to understand the joke, though today’s reader would not get it.

(BTW - there is no such thing as a "sovereign citizen". That's an oxymoron. A citizen is a subject of a sovereign. A sovereign is not a citizen. The current spin-doctoring by the MSM and government to denounce the "sovereign citizens" is an example of clever propaganda.)

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You can download free copies of the dictionary from gutenberg.org.
Yeah plenty of people have pointed this out. As I stated, I think the whole term is hyped hooie. A new term is apparently being tried now called "sovereignist".
First Man Arrested With Drone Evidence Vows to Fight Case - US News and World Report
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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How much have we forgotten?

An example of the knowledge of our forefathers - from “The Devil’s Dictionary”, by Ambrose Bierce, a humorous collection of definitions, which was first published in a weekly paper in 1881.
Quote:
ALIEN, n. An American sovereign in his probationary state.
- - - - “The Devil’s Dictionary”, by Ambrose Bierce
His audience knew what an “American sovereign” was, to understand the joke, though today’s reader would not get it.

(BTW - there is no such thing as a "sovereign citizen". That's an oxymoron. A citizen is a subject of a sovereign. A sovereign is not a citizen. The current spin-doctoring by the MSM and government to denounce the "sovereign citizens" is an example of clever propaganda.)

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You can download free copies of the dictionary from gutenberg.org.
Why would government, instituted to secure rights, and only authorized to govern those who consent (see: Declaration of Independence, 1776), seek to disarm consenting citizens?

As current events illustrate, the propaganda ministry is running a DISARMAMENT THEME 24/7.
Since disarmament only affects the law abiding people (criminals, by definition, ignore such laws), for whose benefit is disarmament?
Predators - public or private sector.

It may be a harbinger of "bad times" swiftly approaching - when the servant government is faced with the consequences of its unbridled spending, debt, and meddling in affairs it should not.

Those who have had enough, suffer a breakdown, and no longer restrain their behavior, may become "outlaws" who will seek to wreak havoc on the guilty and the innocent, indiscriminately.

Sovereign Americans who enjoy the republican form of government, where they are served - not ruled - by government, should pay attention. These events are indicators of the on going collapse of the socialist democratic system under the rule of usurers.

Wise Ant suggests that harmless productive people withdraw consent, and withdraw themselves from the coming struggle between grasshoppers and locusts. Seek the quiet places and stock up supplies, form alliances, build fortifications, for when chaos erupts the innocent will be swarmed just as much as the guilty.

What frightens the “Status Quo”?
Those who hold power, wield power, influence power, and those who hold wealth, wield wealth, and accumulate more wealth fear their victims. For if they had not acquired their wealth and power by subterfuge, predation and abuse, they would not fear the people. And more than fear their victims, “they” fear other predators who also ruthlessly follow the law of the jungle. From their victims, they may be granted mercy and forgiveness.
But mercy from other predators?
Don’t be foolish.
Disarming the people is but half their strategy. When the final showdown between rival power blocks throws down, it will be a bloody mess. For predators don’t play by any rules, but one - winning is everything.
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