Absolutely must see video here passed along to me today by the enlightened The Phat Conductor (who has his awesomely funky album out now, btw)
This cartoon film with narrative shows the history of money and how it has evolved today. Through fractional-reserve banking, Banks are making money out of thin air from the debt they give us! $ Without debt there would be no money!! This amount of money and debt that can be created is exponential, and incomes cannot keep up to repay, so foreclosures and bankruptcies are inevitable. The money system we have is not sustainable.
Subsequently, profiting from charging interest (Usuary) used to be punished by death!! Now we allow bankers to charge us interest on money that they make up!!! We must learn from our mistakes and never let this happen again!!!!
"Let me issue and control a Nation's money and I care not who makes its laws" - Amsel (Amschel) Bauer Mayer Rothschild, 1838
Also, check out Money as Debt II: Promises Unleashed - description: Bailouts, stimulus packages, debt piled upon debt, where will it all end? How did we get into a situation where there has never been more material wealth & productivity and yet everyone is in debt to bankers? And now, all of a sudden, the bankers have no money and we the taxpayers, have to rescue them by going even further into debt! Money as Debt II Explores the baffling, fraudulent and destructive arithmetic of the money system that holds us hostage to a forever growing DEBT...and how we might evolve beyond it into a new era.
References for the film
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Monday, December 31, 2007
Absolutely must see video here passed along to me today by the enlightened The Phat Conductor (who has his awesomely funky album out now, btw)
Our dollar is worth $0.04 today compared to what it was worth in 1913 when the Federal Reserve took over. Our spending has been out of control with the Warfare and Welfare State (aka Guns and Butter). We have been making money out of thin air which debases the currency. Now other countries are running away from the dollar. Peoples savings and assets are being wiped out due to inflation. We need to put an end to fiat (paper) currency, and replace it with true sound money backed by a hard asset such as gold or silver.
To see for yourself the effect of inflation since 1913, use the inflation calculator on bls.gov
Pleasantly surprised that Fox called on Ron Paul for advice on this matter! He says we can't keep tinkering with the middle east and funding military dictators. We funded Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein and then they were our enemies. Ron Paul worries that we may now go and invade Pakistan. Ron Paul says we should be looking at our Foreign Policy strategy and also realize we can't afford this policy any longer. Let the people take care of themselves and stop funding oppressive rulers. Ron Paul has been speaking this message for over 30 years, his book 'A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce and Honest Friendship' is an amazing history lesson that needs to be read by everyone!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Another Must-See Film!! It was mentioned by Ron Paul on Meet the Press today (very entertaining interview, btw! - [read transcript here]). This video is by the late Aaron Russo. He investigates the legality of the income tax and finds it illegal! He interviewed former IRS employees who had to quit because they couldn't find the law that said people had to pay the income tax!! This film also goes into the Federal Reserve and why it needs to be shutdown!
This film is a must-see. Dwight D. Eisenhower is the hero of the film and he warns us in his farewell speech about the dangers of the "military-industrial-complex". (originally written as the "military-industrial-congressional-complex"). This video shows how America's defense has turned us into the American Empire.
Amazing new wind-power technology to use special magnets. A big MAGLEV can power up to 750,000 homes!! 1 maglev = 1000 current wind power technology!!! The question is, can we get this technology and electric cars to market before the price / supply of oil takes us into a recession or depression??
At Phil Donahue's Christmas party, Regis finds himself seated next to Amy Goodman, one of the most respected journalists in America — who he’s never heard of. So when he asks what she does, Amy explains she has a show on PBS where she covers global events. Then Regis finds himself inadequate and realizes he talks about nothing, every day. Good news is that he now tunes in to her show in the mornings. Maybe he'll start talking about issues that matter to help wake up this country before it's too late.
Posted by Zachary Stowasser at 1:48 PM
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Great idea here! Downsizedc.org has a petition to tell congress that we're not afraid.
"I am not afraid of terrorism, and I want you to stop being afraid on my behalf. Please start scaling back the official government war on terror. Please replace it with a smaller, more focused anti-terrorist police effort in keeping with the rule of law. Please stop overreacting. I understand that it will not be possible to stop all terrorist acts. I am not afraid."
Let's stop overreacting to the possibility to a terrorist threat and fears in general!
This wikipedia article is very in depth and does a better job at explaining Ron Paul's position than his website!
I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.. but either way, its pretty interesting. I think more emphasis should be put on Geothermal energy.
"Toshiba has developed a new class of micro size Nuclear Reactors that is designed to power individual apartment buildings or city blocks. The new reactor, which is only 20 feet by 6 feet, could change everything for small remote communities, small businesses or even a group of neighbors who are fed up with the power companies and want more control over their energy needs.
The 200 kilowatt Toshiba designed reactor is engineered to be fail-safe and totally automatic and will not overheat. Unlike traditional nuclear reactors the new micro reactor uses no control rods to initiate the reaction. The new revolutionary technology uses reservoirs of liquid lithium-6, an isotope that is effective at absorbing neutrons. The Lithium-6 reservoirs are connected to a vertical tube that fits into the reactor core. The whole whole process is self sustaining and can last for up to 40 years, producing electricity for only 5 cents per kilowatt hour, about half the cost of grid energy.
Toshiba expects to install the first reactor in Japan in 2008 and to begin marketing the new system in Europe and America in 2009."
wow, check this out!! Freedom is popular!
"The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the United States.
Lakota country includes parts of the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.
The new country would issue its own passports and driving licences, and living there would be tax-free -- provided residents renounce their US citizenship."
The world has been treating the US dollar as a stable reserve currency like Gold once was. This is now changing. Since 2003, the dollar has lost a 1/3rd of it's value. The outsourcing of jobs to other countries, the excess printing of fiat (paper) currency, and the rapid increase in spending and thus debt are catching up with us.
"The Coming Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit from It" by James Turk and John Rubino is a fascinating read of history and money. The United States is following in the footsteps of ancient Rome. We may collapse under our own weight - from the demands of big government, the warfare and welfare state.
James Turk and Paul Craig Roberts are interviewed in these videos below on The Death of the Dollar.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Meryl Lynch forecasts a recession in the next 12 months with 100% probability. They were correct in predicting the 1991 and 2001 recessions by using this method. Former Fed Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan has raised his odds from 30% to 50%.
If we hit a recession and the Fed continues to lower interest rates (which will continue to lower the dollar), we have an even higher probability of a world wide economic crisis and possible collapse. Be advised.
Clever video illustrating peak oil and what will happen if we aren't prepared with alternatives! I got this from The Energy Blog, which has all sorts of good information about upcoming electric cars, wind power, solar power, etc! Also another good site to keep up on peak oil is "The Oil Drum". Finally, if you want to spend some time, "Life after the Oil Crash" is a great resource with loads of information on what could happen, why, the alternatives and what you can do to prepare.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Three senior members of the House Judiciary Committee have called for the immediate opening of impeachment hearings for Vice President Richard Cheney.
Democrats Robert Wexler of Florida, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin on Friday distributed a statement, “A Case for Hearings,” that declares, “The issues at hand are too serious to ignore, including credible allegations of abuse of power that if proven may well constitute high crimes and misdemeanors under our constitution. The charges against Vice President Cheney relate to his deceptive actions leading up to the Iraq war, the revelation of the identity of a covert agent for political retaliation, and the illegal wiretapping of American citizens.”
“Holding hearings would put the evidence on the table, and the evidence — not politics — should determine the outcome,” the Judiciary Committee members explain. “Even if the hearings do not lead to removal from office, putting these grievous abuses on the record is important for the sake of history. For an Administration that has consistently skirted the constitution and asserted that it is above the law, it is imperative for Congress to make clear that we do not accept this dangerous precedent. Our Founding Fathers provided Congress the power of impeachment for just this reason, and we must now at least consider using it.”
This is great news, unfortunately this isn't getting any attention in the MSM... This should be front page news on all newspapers.
Join Wexler's Call for Cheney Hearings
This blog shows the response he received from Obama's office regarding S 1959. It shows no sign of concern from Obama about the vague definitions in the bill. No concern for this new committee's efforts to be used against activists and it's potential disregard of the 1st amendment.
I'd like to get a statement from Obama on this issue as some of my friends are Obama supporters and now Oprah is touring with him on the campaign trail!!
Is this ignorance or is this corruption? Most politicians didn't even read the Patriot Act. Is Obama ignorant or is he part of the system? Does Obama worry about this country becoming an Empire? Is Obama concerned with the "10 steps to fascism" that are being taken place here in the US to turn our democracy into a fascist state as talked about by Naomi Wolf?
Keep in mind Obama is a member of the CFR - like most democrats and republicans (except ron paul and a few others). The CFR is a think tank that is openly for world government and has written the blueprint for the North American Union (NAU)!
Made in the Denver Mint, with their signature "D". These are trying to be dimissed as "fantasy coins", but this is purely spin. The creator has made other "fantasy coins" which then were made into real currency. Looks like a test run that was leaked out..
Read more at http://www.halturnershow.com/AmeroCoinArrives.html
Monday, December 10, 2007
Iran has completely stopped using the dollar for oil transactions. What does this mean?
Iraq stopped using dollars in 2000. This is one of the reasons why we invaded Iraq and one of the reasons why we've been so aggressive to Iran (even though they stopped their nuclear weapons program in 2003). We've also been very aggressive towards Venezuela and Hugo Chavez who is joining forces with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to pressure OPEC to stop using dollars.
Here's what Ahmadinejad had to say about the dollar: "They get our oil and give us a worthless piece of paper,'' said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at press conference today. ``The dollar has no economic value."
Other countries such as the United Arab Emirates (an OPEC member) are starting to move away from using dollars in oil transactions. In 2006, Russia setup a new market to sell oil in forms other than dollars.
The countries of the world own tons of dollars so they can trade oil with our currency. Because of this, the value of our dollar stays high. More and more countries are starting to abandon the dollar, which is leading to it's eventual collapse. However in a twisted way, the collapse of the dollar will also mean the elimination of our debt since it is held in dollars! Many banks and countries will be drastically affected. We're talking global economic chaos here.
The US is currently using it's military might to prop up the value of the dollar. However, the only way to keep up the financing our American Empire is to print more money and to increase our debt. But as we "print" more dollars, the value drops (simple supply/demand). Once the dollar collapses, countries like China and Japan won't buy our dollars to finance our debt.
This means we will be seeing drastic worldwide change. At minimum it will be financially. Economically we will definitely see change short term as Americans can't buy their worthless plastic goods from wal-mart, I believe this is a good thing. Our Economy will rebound eventually, I believe Americans are hard workers when put to a task. But who knows exactly what will happen?? We have a fascist police state on the books and warmongers in the white house and even more corrupt politicians trying to get in office.
We will be seeing great change in the future. I suggest you prepare for the worst and hope for the best. This means live somewhere sustainable (access to food and water) and use real money or local bartering. Hold your representatives accountable and question authority. We need a peaceful revolution of change. I look forward to a future where people have more compassion and appreciation for others. Less waste and less fear.
We need more politicians like Ron Paul who push for liberty, sound money, freedom and PEACE.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
I like this guy!! He should team up with Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich to lead the revolution! While all three men have different views, they all are against the war on terror, the war in Iraq and the war on drugs! Both Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich are strong voices for protecting the constitution! I'm sure Gravel would get on board...
Mike Gravel was instrumental in stopping the draft after Vietnam and helped prevent it from coming back! Also Gravel put out the "pentagon papers" revealing the secret government actions related to Vietnam. Gravel is also behind NI4D which would allow citizens to be lawmakers by a constitutional amendment. NI4D would give people the same power as the government. NI4D is a good alternative to returning to state rights with limited government power, which our founding fathers envisioned.
If only Gravel would get behind abolishing the federal reserve and a return to sound money..
Posted by Zachary Stowasser at 6:41 PM
Thursday, December 6, 2007
2 part video: first part shows how the phone polls are rigged to exclude Ron Paul supporters! second part is a clip from Penn & Teller discussing Frank Luntz and his manipulation of polls to "get the results". Frank Luntz is an American corporate and political consultant and pollster who has worked most notably with the Republican Party in the United States. Luntz's specialty is “testing language and finding words that will help his clients sell their product or turn public opinion on an issue or a candidate.”
There's a blimp that will be flying over the east coast to Boston for the tea party with Ron Paul's name on it!! After that, the blimp will continue flying across the country!
They need donations by this friday, I just donated $100
How exciting!! :)
Posted by Zachary Stowasser at 2:07 PM
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Great interview that talks about the real issues - not the distractions.
"You have vehement new supporters. What's driving the sudden interest in your candidacy?
I think they're sick and tired of what they're getting. They've lost all trust and faith in the government. They believe in the American Dream, and they're getting a nightmare. And they're rallying behind the program I've been working on for 30 years—defending the Constitution, limited government, free markets, sound money, and self-reliance; believing people can take care of themselves better than government can. The nanny state doesn't work, the police state doesn't work, and neither does the warfare. And they know it."
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Here's a video my friend Kaye sent me that shows the Militarization of Our Police. Where has Officer Friendly gone?? They mention Posse Comitatus Act as being there to protect us but they leave out that Bush has effectively setup a loophole to get by it.
Posse Comitatus Act from 1878 restricts our military from policing us. In 2007 Bush allowed this to be nullified encase of an emergency, such as a terrorist attack or crisis (read: the coming economic collapse)
In early 2006, the 109th Congress passed a controversial bill that grants the President the right to commandeer federal or state National Guard Troops and use them inside the United States. This bill, entitled the John Warner Defense Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (H.R. 5122.ENR), contains a provision (Section 1076) that allows the President to
“...employ the armed forces, including the National Guard in Federal service, to... restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition in any State or possession of the United States..., where the President determines that,...domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order; suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy...”
Senator Patrick Leahy and others have condemned Section 1076 because it effectively nullifies the Posse Comitatus Act and the Insurrection Act (10 U.S.C. 331-335) and gives the President the legal ability to define under what conditions martial law may be declared.
I submitted this to Oprah.com under upcoming shows - what matters to you ?
imagine if Oprah talks about these subjects.....
I suggest you submit something you care about to her. her audience is HUGE and people look up to her. and she cares about humanity. if enough of us contact her it could make a big impact. Ron Paul was on the view today, so the momentum is building!!!
I'm a self employed musician living in las vegas (originally from san luis obispo, california).
I've become extremely concerned with government taking away our civil liberties in the name of our safety. the war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on communism... they have all taken away our rights over the years.
We're at a point where we have on the books all the parts needed to turn us into a fascist state.
I'm extremely concerned
The two people I believe you should have on your show are
1) Naomi Wolf (author of the beauty myth and now the end of America (10 steps to fascism that we have taken))
2) Ron Paul (anti-war republican candidate who realizes that our economy is falling apart and we are spreading fear around the world. he is the only candidate I can trust)
thank you very much for your consideration
ps. I have a blog where I have more information about these subjects - infopatriots.org
Let's imagine a better future. One with peace, understanding, compassion and love for all.
While this blog shows the evil in the world, we must not dwell on it. Let's use it as a wakeup call to be more active in our communities. And from this inspiration and call to for change, we can help shape the world in our image.
No longer will we accept 'the lesser of two evils' as an option. Let's have higher standards for politics and society. Fear, corruption and war are not acceptable and those who participate should be voted out or should resign immediately.
Often I hear from people that Ron Paul can't win, or that a candidate can't run on values of respect of the law and the constitution, and who is not a crook. If you believe that to be reality, it will stay that way. The question we must ask to them is, what kind of reality do you want?
For those who have seen "The Secret", you'll understand the law of attraction. We create our own reality. We can do anything we put our mind to. So let's focus on the positive things we want and not dwell on the evils, and use this concept when talking to people. Show hope for the future based on concern of where things are going.
Let's not be doomers and gloomers. Let's be happy, positive, upbeat and passionate for positive change!!!
Think, Imagine and FEEL the reality of a peaceful, prosperous society that is brimming with LIBERTY!
much love to all! :)
Sunday, December 2, 2007
This video shows the executive orders and laws enacted over the last 40 years that are setting us up for a police state.. just the facts.. not a conspiracy here. We need to elect people who care about our liberty and will repeal these orders and laws ASAP before someone as crazy or crazier than bush comes into office that will use them against us!