We’re Still Number 1!

BTFU

As I begin writing this post it’s about 5:30 on an NFL Sunday. This very moment, millions of my fellow Americans are watching as the men of the gridiron pit their wills against one another in an epic struggle to move an odd-shaped ball across a line of chalk. Meanwhile, our great nation is disintegrating. From LA to New York and from Minneapolis to Miami, all facets of the American System are coming unglued. Yet on this hallowed Sunday evening we watch intently in the hope that our fantasy quarterback will save the day once more. It’s pretty sad what we’ve become. I’m not just saying this because I’m down 45 points and I doubt Brees will be able to pull me out of this hole, I’m saying it because it’s true and it is pretty pathetic.

Listen, I know how awesome football is. I played from second grade all the way up until Senior year of high school and nothing was better than laying a huge hit on the QB from  the blindside. I also know that the DVR is the second best invention behind Al Gore’s internet, and that Battlefield 3 is going to be an epic FPS when it comes out in a couple of days. We need distractions and hobbies, and if there’s one person who knows that it’s my lazy ass. I went to freaking Las Vegas because I dominate kids in Fight Night, I know I don’t have much room to talk. Still, in the past couple of years I’ve finally woken up to the fact that these things mean nothing compared to preserving Liberty and Freedom. It’s not a game when there are groups of people out there publicaly trying to dumb down and bankrupt America from several different angles. The following is a list of categories that America is number one in; warning, it’s embarrassing, and it kinda pisses me off:

  1. Military Spending
  2. Number of Military Bases
  3. Trade Deficit
  4. Budget Deficit
  5. National Debt
  6. % GDP Spent On Healthcare
  7. Student Loan Debt
  8. Police Officers
  9. Incarceration Rate
  10. Rape Arrests
  11. Murder Arrests
  12. Drug Arrests
  13. Total Crimes
  14. Divorce Rate
  15. Obesity Rate
  16. Hours Of TV Watched Per Week
  17. Anti-Depressant Use
  18. Pharmaceutical Drug Use

I’m sure there are more categories America is at the top of but I think that will suffice for now. While you’re eating your nachos and throwing back some ice cold Coors Light tonight, remember that if America does collapse at the hands of the Banksters it’s only because we let them destroy us, both physically and financially. Americans have always stepped up when it matters most, so I hope that you will start to look beyond the bread and circuses and take the field against those who would see us turn into a post-industrial wasteland. Now, time to order Chinese and get ready for the Saints game, tomorrow’s another day to fight.

Occupy Wall Street? End The Fed!

I don’t think it’s much of a coincidence that my blog’s inception was within a couple of months of this ‘Occupy Wall Street’ thing. People are starting to feel the pain, and that’s the only thing that will prod us out of our media-induced stupor. Trust me, I was pretty ambivalent to this whole Bankster and New World Order stuff until a couple of years ago. At that time I was back in good ole West Lafayette (it’s not that good) on the campus of Purdue University studying for my Master’s. Just a few months earlier I had been laid off from a nice ‘9-5’ job that had all the trimmings; unfortunately, that bi-weekly direct deposit from Liberty Mutual quickly turned into a weekly check from the unemployment bureau. Not that I was complaining too much, because it was pretty awesome to get paid for doing nothing but look for jobs and going to school, but it sucked enough to motivate me to search for the truth. All I wanted to do was have a good job, go after some girls, and play Fight Night…but I got suckered into this shit because they screwed me.

Many of the ‘OWS’ protesters are in the same of boat right now, but unfortunately a lot of them are looking for the easy way out. There isn’t an easy way out, and declaring war on the ‘1%’ sure as hell aint gonna work. Neither is redistributing wealth by turning the United States into the CCCP. I’ve already written a few articles that describe what I believe we need to do in order to reverse this economic calamity (Dethrone The Banksters, Can Ron Paul Win? YES! , Silver and Gold), so I’ll use this post to discuss the meaning of this ‘movement’ and its likely outcome.

I’ve alluded to my first point already: Attacking the 1% is not going to fix the problem. If you want to try and break it down to a percentage, I believe we need to go after the top 0.00014286%, or about 10,000 people on Earth. It’s obvious that my number is a bit less than 1%, and it’s obvious that trying to quantify the percentage of people on Earth who are raping is us retarded, but there you go. The guilty aren’t the entrepreneurs who started their own business and made fat cash, nor are they the sports stars, lottery winners or trust fund babies…no, the enemy are those few Super Elite who use their power and influence to manipulate and control humanity. I’m talking about the Banksters, the Robber Barons, the Royal Families; these are the people that deserve the protesters’ ire. Yes, there are many corrupt people on Wall Street, and I’m glad they’re letting them have it, but in order to kill the Beast you gotta go for the head. Everyone knows that!

Without getting too deep into economic law, it’s a scientific fact that those at the top of the socioeconomic ladder greatly benefit the masses (the 1.00%, not the 0.00014286%). Not only do these ‘Super-Rich’ own businesses that employ millions of people, they account for billions of dollars in economic activity. While I’m not saying that the building of a $100 million yacht is necessarily the best possible use of wealth, it’s impossible to deny that such a project sustains hundreds of well-paying jobs. You have the guys at the corporate office, you have the engineers who design the boat, you have the guys who physically construct the ship, you have the captain and crew….you have a good idea what I’m talking about. From a purely economic standpoint, these ‘Super-Rich’ are easily the most valuable 1% of our economy. If you declare war on them you’re actually declaring war on economic activity, which is the opposite of what we need to do right now. What we need to do right now is elect Ron Paul to End the Fed and re-instate the Glass-Stegall  Act, but again, I digress.

I’m sure you’ve all heard the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet, say that he hopes his taxes will soon be raised so as to be in line with what his secretary pays, but what he fails to mention is that he and his fellow cronies set up the tax and regulatory systems decades ago and that’s why he’s in such an unfortunate, under-taxed position. You see, there’s a difference between the 1% and the Banksters; yes, the Banksters are all part of the 1%, but a large majority of the 1% are not in bed with the Banksters. We need to recognize this before we go French Revolution on the entire class. History has shown that if you get rid of the top 1%, the other 99% will unravel. Yes, we’ll all be equal, but we’ll be equal slaves under the ‘new’ 1% anyway; except this 1% will consist soley of those who sell out their species for an inkling of power in the post-industrial world of this potential future. Meanwhile, the Banksters and Super Elite will still be at the top, laughing at all of us. The battle is against the Banksters, not against Capitalism, and not against the 1%.

Want some more evidence as to why you shouldn’t be going after the top 1%? Just look at the people who are ‘in solidarity’ with the OWS protest and you’ll know why those of us who are angry need to be educated and think independently rather than following the slogans and mantras thrown at us by the mainstream media. First on the list is President Barrack Obama. Yes, I’m sure that the man who received millions upon millions in campaign donations from the MegaBanks stands in solidarity with the rest of us against the corrupt Crony Monopolists. Go look up his 2008 campaign records if you’d like, you’ll see Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan right at the top of the list…yet this bum is trying to say he’s in solidarity with the protesters and ‘feels their pain’. I think Obama is more distressed over the NBA lockout than he is over the protesters’ situation. Now that I think about it, all I need to do is name one more person who has publically supported the protesters: Federal Reserve Chairman ‘Helicopter Ben’ . Case closed son.

So are these protests good or bad? In the general sense I’m pretty supportive of the movement as a whole. It’s extremely exciting to see people getting pissed off over the fact that their futures have been stolen by a bunch of crooks. The past 50 years of prosperity lulled the average American into a trance, and it’s good to see that people still have the motivation to take to the streets and cause a ruckus. While a good portion of them may be calling for socialism/communism/anarchy, a number of them are true Americans who understand that free-markets and Constitutionally-protected rights are the primary reasons why the United States became the apex of human civilization. Without a free economic system and individual liberties we might as well be China or North Korea.

As an aside, please don’t tell me China is a nice place to be or that we should aspire to be like the commies because their economy is doing better than ours.  First of all, the reason China is doing so well is because the Banksters and their Robber Baron cronies moved our entire industry over there as part of their attack on the American System. China is a Totalitarian government with draconian laws and horrible civil rights abuses, not to mention it’s full of slave labor. Go work 16-hour shifts at an iPhone factory for a year (at 20-cents per hour) and then come tell me that America needs to ‘help the masses’ the way China does.

Regardless, despite the coverage shown on television and articles posted on CNN.com, not all of the protesters are ‘left-wing liberals’ or ‘stoner hippies’ who are calling for an end to Capitalism. Many of them support the things which made America great, and some of them even have an idea of who’s behind the economic disaster we are facing. Still, the fact remains that most of them are unaware of who’s really at fault.

So what, if anything, will come from the Occupy Wall Street movement? I really hope that it gets people motivated to find out the truth for themselves, but the sad fact is that it will likely be co-opted by special interest groups who are Bankster-friendly. This has already taken place for the most part; while many true patriots are still out on the streets trying to save this country, there seem to be more and more calling for a war on the upper class and an implementation of a Collectivist society. Many of these groups have known connections with the Banksters’ power structure and are attempting to hijack the real movement for their own gains. I fear that this will become more apparent as time goes on as the mainstream media portrays Occupy Wall Street as ‘the Left’s answer to the Tea Party’ and the movement falls under Bankster control. Should this occur, be prepared for massive tax increases, uncontrolled inflation, and violence in the street. The only way to not fall prey to the Bankster’s psychological warfare is to get educated and educate others, which is why I write this stuff.

As always, thanks for reading and I hope you learned something. Every time I write an article I gain some insight into the Banksters’ plans to bring down and take over America and I hope you do too. The good news is that a lot of people are waking up right now and we have a good chance to seize the initiative and right the course. Still, there isn’t much time, and this is a very real and very dire situation we’re in. Please spread the word about this blog and this information; I don’t care if people don’t agree with what I’m saying as long as they’re thinking for themselves, but I do believe I make some damn good points that I challenge anyone to refute 🙂

Silver and Gold

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Man, if you have a retirement account I bet you’re getting a bit nervous these days. Markets are tanking, the economic news is anemic at best, and everyone can feel the long winter ahead. So why is everything falling apart….again? I thought we were good, what happened to “The Recovery”? Guess what. It was a hoax.

As of this October 5th writing the Banksters have America the balls.  The Dow is in negative territory year over year and has fallen below the “Recession Average” mark more than two years after “The Recession” supposedly ended. The job market is absolutely pitiful; the real unemployment rate is hovering at the 20% mark while the cost of everything is exploding. I was in the store the other day and went to buy some basic shredded wheat cereal only to find out the price had gone up by nearly a dollar in just two weeks. The vice is squeezing and it’s starting to hurt.

There is a glimmer of hope out there, but it’s being co-opted by ‘other interests’. The “Occupy Wall Street” protests, which started as a small gathering in the financial district of New York, spread like wildfire this past weekend. Now there’s “Occupy Los Angeles”, “Occupy Boston” and even an occupation of my hometown, “Occupy Denver”. As a self-proclaimed Dethroner of Banksters, I do like the fact that people are getting pissed off and trying to fight back (peacefully); however, as a staunch American (and therefore Free-Market Capitalist), I’m a bit worried about the message these protesters are trying to send. Now, from my research it looks like these protesters are comprised of several different groups, but it seems that the mainstream Bankster-friendly media is concentrating on two sects only: The Socialists and the Commies. Even worse, the big celebrities are calling for rich peoples’ “heads to roll” (Roseanne…lol) or saying, quote, “There is a bigger problem than that [The Federal Reserve]….it’s Capitalism, Capitalism is the problem and it needs to go!” (Michael Moore…hahahaha). Trust me people, Capitalism isn’t the real problem, it’s Crony Monopolism. With that said, it’s obvious that people are getting pissed, which overall is probably a good thing. We just need to remember that we’re not after the guy who employs 12 people at his small business and pulls in $200,000 a year; it’s the Banksters who steal hundreds of millions (billions…trillions??….) that we gotta bring to justice.

With that little update let’s get into the meat of this article: Using physical silver and physical gold as a hedge against rapid dollar devaluation. That may sound a bit daunting, but I promise you, it’s a very simple concept to grasp. Let’s first start with dollar devaluation: What is it and why is it important? Well, if you’ve read my first few articles (The Basics, Dethrone the Banksters, Who Are The Banksters?) then you already have a good sense of the meaning of the term, but I’ll try and explain it in a little more depth.

When the United States Treasury wants to spend a dollar it has to borrow from the Federal Reserve. The Fed then creates a “Federal Reserve Note” which, backed by the full faith of the US Government and Fed, becomes a US Dollar. Yes, you heard it right, a private banking cartel controls the issuance of our currency, and our government has to borrow from that entity in order to spend. If that doesn’t sound weird enough, get this one: More than 95% of all money in the United States is actually created by commercial banks in conjunction with the Federal Reserve System. Pretty much every mortgage, every car loan, every credit card, and every bank transfer was created from thin air. Of course, it’s much more complicated than this, there are some controls and there are some requirements, but the gist of the story is that the Federal Reserve has full power and authority over our country. I don’t think that’s a good thing.

So why isn’t having a privately run central bank controlling the money supply a good thing? Well, besides the issue of insider trading and Crony Monopolism, the long-term trend for such a system is the overproduction of money and a vicious business cycle. Instead of a nice, steady growth curve you get a series of booms and busts that, in the long run, are less efficient and more dangerous. There are some economists who can make an argument that a central bank is necessary to prevent market volatility, but that’s just theory. In the real world, you get a Tyranny headed by men hell bent on turning the United States into a post-Industrial wasteland, because humans are kind of evil and the most evil ones always try to get to the top. If you haven’t read a history book, go to the library. Anyway, you also get inflation, and inflation isn’t a great thing either.

The issue with inflation is twofold. First, inflation affects the poor much more than it affects the rich, particularly when it’s the prices of food and energy that are skyrocketing. Simply put, a $1 increase in the price of a box of cereal is much more painful to someone making $40,000 a year as compared to another person who is making $100,000 a year. Or $10,000,000. The problem only gets exponentially worse as you go down the socioeconomic ladder. People on food stamps start to rob and riot when that box of shredded wheat goes up in price. People in Africa just die. The second problem with inflation lies in the fact that it can’t always be predicted so that volatility must be priced in for every asset. Obviously this can get a little technical, but let’s just say that the uncertainty posed by inflation has a cost which the economy must bear somewhere down the line.

Homework time. Trust me, it’s not that bad just give it a try. Let’s say the inflation forecast is between 3% and 6% (made up numbers, it will actually be much higher). That’s a huge, huge range that has major financial implications for everyone involved in any type of transaction, be it the Fortune 100 companies who produce the slag or the Walmart Masses. If you’re a bank and you’re looking to lend to a small business, you’re going to have to know that you have a very good chance of making a profit on your loan. Not only do you need to make enough money off the loan to offset the potential interest your money could be earning somewhere else, you have to make sure that your returns outstrip the price increases that take place year over year. You may turn $100 into $105 and think you got a nice five percent return, but if now takes $110 to buy what a hundred could have bought last year, you’re actually down 5%, not good. If you were the underwriter and were considering a loan at a 7% interest rate, would you prefer to base your analysis off of a forecasted inflation rate of between 3%-6%, or would you rather work with a forecast of 4%-5%? Without much more technicality, know that the underwriter will prefer the tighter range and, in the long-run, less economic productivity will be the result of a wide- inflation estimate.

OK, wake up. I know it sounds pretty boring, but that part was important. If you didn’t get it or just glazed over because you saw numbers, go back and re-read it until you understand it. It’s not too hard, please prove to me that America is still smart and we’re not going to be taken over by China. Anyway, obviously I like this stuff, but I also know you don’t want a straight up economics lesson so we’ll tone it down a bit. Let’s just say that there are many reasons why a system that inherently leads to inflation (The Federal Reserve System and Friends) is, to some extent, destructive to the economy. The “good” part is that the Fed has a lot of really smart people working for it, and these guys are able to keep the inflation range relatively tight and stable, which can negate some of the ill effects. That’s not really the case, but let’s just assume that from 1913 to 2008 the Fed was awesome and was the sole reason for the success of America. I’ll write a full article on the Fed soon, don’t worry, it ain’t getting away that easy.

So what changed in 2008? The Bailouts of the MegaBanks of course. As part of the Bailouts the Federal Reserve unleashed a near unlimited supply of dollars upon the world. I believe the sum is $27 trillion, give or take a few trill. This ‘financial assistance’, coupled with record low interest rates, is an absolute perfect storm for inflation. The Keynesians at the Fed and the MegaBanks argue that this release of money prevented a total financial panic and collapse; I say that the massive abuse of the fiat money printing press only pushed the collapse down the road by four or five years and the only way to keep the house of cards from falling will be to have another Bailout. Then another. Then another. Each one will bring more and more economic destruction through inflation, while at the same time companies and governments will  have to continue drastic cuts in labor and spending. They love squeezing you from both sides don’t they? Cut off your revenue, increase your food’s price.  Eventually these bailouts and the subsequent inflation will allow them to literally own our entire country for pennies on the dollar…who knows what the number of dead and destitute will be.

To illustrate this point let’s look at a hypothetical scenario involving a wage-earner making $20/hour at the start of 2012. Again, for those of you who hate numbers (why??) don’t worry, this is simple, don’t freak out because you see an excel table.

I’ll walk  through this for you. As you can see, column B represents the $20 per hour that our worker is making. When I name column C “Cost of Goods” I treat this as an approximation of how much it costs our worker to pay all bills (rent, auto, gas, food, utilities) per hour of work. Please note that I am NOT including taxes, that’s a whole other beast but let’s just say that, at this point, the greater the taxes the greater the economic destruction that will take place. Taxes are necessary for basic government function, but if you’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with the DMV or other government bureau you may agree that government isn’t very efficient. At this point, raising taxes will be very detrimental. Anyway, I digress….think of the Cost of Goods like this: If you bring home a check for $1,000, and after paying all of your necessary bills you have $250 left, you’re pretty much equivalent to our hypothetical worker because a quarter of your income is available for ‘your pittance’, which is represented by columns D and E. This first table has our worker’s wages going up by 5% per year which sounds nice; however, the fact remains that his pittance is being slowly eroded away because the Cost of Goods is going up by 8% per year. After four short years our poor worker has had his discretionary income slashed in half. That’s less money for Junior’s college fund, less for that vacation, less for retirement. Now let’s take a look at the next able:

Ouch. Now we’re down to 3% available for savings and ‘discretionary spending’ after four years, that’s not good.

Uh oh, negative numbers aren’t good. This is the dreaded ‘increasing increase’ that they warned me about at Purdue (not really I made that up). On this graph the inflation rate is actually increasing every year instead of staying stable…prices increasing at an increasing rate is not good. After four years our brave little worker is actually unable to pay his bills. This isn’t the end of him, yet, he can always cut out cable, stop dining out, and downgrade his car to a bus ticket, but eventually he’s going to be all squeezed out.

Let me point out that in all three of these examples we assumed that our worker was going to get a 5% raise every year. Not only is that not very realistic because of the shitty economy, it doesn’t even take into account the possibility that Mr. Worker’s company lays him off. Sure, he’ll get unemployment for awhile, but that won’t give him as much money to start with anyway so he’ll be squeezed out even quicker. America’s nuts in a vice.

OK,  so what the heck are we going to do about this? Well, I’ll leave the big picture talk to future articles, but for all of us as individuals I would like to introduce my friends physical silver and physical gold. One of them I own and one of them I wish I owned (and will try to buy soon). Gold is…well…the Gold Standard of wealth, and silver is the poor man’s gold. It’s been this way for more than 6,000 years of human history, are you really going to listen to those bums at the Fed who say that gold and silver are no longer money? That’s the whole illusion; they decree that their Federal Reserve Note is king and gold and silver are no longer money. You believe this because they wear fancy suits and are from Harvard.

Obviously there are some benefits to using paper and electronic currency. For one, it is much more efficient to store your wealth in a bank account as opposed to stashing your life savings under your bed. It’s also a lot easier to spend using a debit card instead of a gold coin. If you want to buy something at the gas station for $4.43, you can just swipe your card (or EBT) and you’re good to go. I think it’d be a little tougher with bar of silver. So when we’re talking about everyday purchases in a ‘normal economy’, paper and electronic currency is the way to go.

The problem today is that the paper and electronic currency market is under siege and on the verge of implosion. The lost production and revenue from a decimated labor and financial market have combined with an ever-accelerating increase in the price of essential goods and services, and the whole thing is denominated in paper and electronic. If all of your income and savings is held in paper or electronic Federal Reserve Notes (or some other currency, hopefully not the Euro), you will be completely wiped out when the ponzi scheme collapses. The funny part is that the ‘old’ currency market, silver and gold, won’t be affected by rampant inflation and the collapse of the fiat money system. Which means it will totally outperform any stock or bond you can buy today.

How does that work? Well, it all depends on where you put your faith. Do you put your faith in 6,000 years of human history or do you trust the men behind the curtain? The question boils down to this: Did the introduction of the Federal Reserve Note change the economic law that equates gold and silver with money? Ben Bernanke thinks so, Ron Paul doesn’t. I think you know who I believe.

If you want to preserve your wealth at this highly inflationary and volatile time you need to buy physical silver and gold. There is only a finite amount of these resources; they can’t be created out of thin air like a fiat currency. Here’s another simple example: Let’s say that gold is priced at $1,500 per ounce and a dollar is worth, well, a dollar. Now let’s say that 5 years down the road it takes two dollars to buy what one dollar used to be able to buy. This means that the value of you dollar has been cut in half. Any money in your bank or retirement account is worth half of what it used to be (not including interest or capital gains you accumulated over those five years…but if you didn’t know, those rates are near 0% right now, if not outright negative). If that happens, how much will an ounce of gold be worth? It’s a little more complicated than this, but a good estimate is $3,000. That’s right, the gold holds onto all of its purchasing power in an inflationary environment. You’re not going to get rich off of gold, but you’re not going to have your wealth eroded away year after year.

If you want to shelter what little purchasing power you currently have you need to buy physical gold and silver. Purchasing ETFs or gold and silver stocks do not count; without going into another tirade, know that this ‘paper gold and silver’ is nothing but part of our favorite paper and electronic ponzi scheme. When the full collapse hits full force you’re not going to be able to get gold or silver in exchange for your paper and electronic certificates, trust me. Remember, the Banksters want to squeeze us from both sides by cutting off our revenue and raising our costs. Anything you can do to hedge against dollar devaluation is a much better investment than your Roth IRA’s “Lifecycle Fund”. One last point: The MegaBanks (especially JP Morgan) are heavily SHORT gold and silver. Long story short, this means they are trying to keep the price down as much as possible to keep their scheme going. Essentially this means that for every dollar you spend on physical gold and silver you are costing the MegaBanks two, three, even five or ten dollars. You buy it, they lose money. Another plus of Silverrrrr and Golddddd Silverrrrr and Golddddd

That’s about it. This was a long one and it took a lot out of me but hopefully you’ll find it useful. If you don’t want to buy silver and gold because you’re still too worried that ‘no one will accept it’ at least consider buying some storable food and water and emergency equipment. It’s pretty dumb not to. Remember, spread the word about this blog if you think I make valid points, there’s a lot of garbage information out there I’m trying to fight the good fight. This weekend I’m off to the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C. to help kickoff the “Occupy the Federal Reserve” movement. It’s time to point out that it’s not “Wall Street” or “Capitalism” that is ruining our country, it’s the Banksters!