Monday, November 30, 2009

Notice neither Democrats nor Republicans are calling to repeal Bush's credit card legislation?

Wouldn't more consumers going out an running up their credit cards help our consumer based economy?

After all, the Federal Reserve Notes we are all spending were created out of thin air anyway. Wouldn't it make good sense to let Americans declare bankruptcy and have all their unsecured credit debt wiped clean so they can go out and create more massive credit card debt?

With all the whining about how horrible the economy is, why is it that a simple action such as repealing legislation that keeps people in debt isn't being debated into extinction?

The banks that created the money out thin air to loan out could just as easily create more money out of thin air to loan out again. Wouldn't that be easier?

Or, does the U.S. Politician, who received $170 billion from the credit card companies in "campaign donations" to pass credit card legislation, just want the dumb American tax payer, whose paycheck has already declined in value as much as 90% due to inflation, to be on a perpetual payment plan for the duration of their life?

What am I talking about?

The Federal Reserve, which is a private bank that creates funny money out of thin air in the first place gives money funny money to the big banks at a very low interest rate. The big bank then keeps that money on the books for a few months, and after a few months the bank then does what's called "fractional reserve banking," which is the process by which banks create money out of thin air.

It used to be done on a 10 to 1 ratio. Meaning, for every $1 on deposit, the bank could loan out $10, but now that ratio is more like 30 to 1. [from what I've heard]

So the credit card companies [banks] are loaning 10 to 30 times more money than they were given almost for free from the Federal Reserve, and they are charging loan shark interest rates of 30% on money that they created out of thin air? However, this was not good enough for the credit card company.

In other words, the banks gave Congress $170 million in campaign donations [not to be mistaken for bribes] to close a loophole that allowed an American taxpayer to get out of paying 30% interest on money that was created out of thin air.

And now, in case you haven't noticed, the U.S. Economy is crashing down all around you with people losing their jobs and their homes like crazy.

So keep this information in mind while I pose a series of questions:

Does it seem like the Washington Politician doesn't do anything without corporate campaign contributions, and really just does not give a fuck about the American taxpayer anymore?

Does it seem like the American People are just repeatedly getting fucked by corporate banking assholes who are given enormous power and allowed to use Washington like a giant dildo to fuck Americans over?

Is it just me, or does it seem like the time has come to fire every single member of Congress and institute a new government with new rules, which protect the American taxpayer from lying thieving banker assholes?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

20 Minutes with the President

bob marley "redemption song"

Old pirates, yes, they rob I;
Sold I to the merchant ships,
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit.
But my hand was made strong
By the 'and of the Almighty.
We forward in this generation
Won't you help to sing
This songs of freedom
'Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear for atomic energy,
'Cause none of them can stop the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look? Ooh!
Some say it's just a part of it:
We've got to fullfil the book.

Won't you help to sing
This songs of freedom-
'Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs.
/Guitar break/
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our mind.
Wo! Have no fear for atomic energy,
'Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say it's just a part of it:
We've got to fullfil the book.
Won't you have to sing
This songs of freedom? -
'Cause all I ever had:
Redemption songs -
All I ever had:
Redemption songs:
These songs of freedom,
Songs of freedom.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How the Federal Reserve is destroying the dollar and ruining your standard of living!

Fedspeak translation—there is no recovery!

Go to the above link.

Look at the inverse relationship between the dollar and the Dow.

They are destroying the dollar with the printing press to make the Dow go up, which makes it seem like there is an "Economic Recovery," but only in the DOW.

Everyone else in America knows, however, that everything, economically speaking, is in the shitter!

The reality is hyper-inflation is about to hit BIGTIME. This is all happening thanks to the private for-profit Federal Reserve.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

How Al Gore Became A Billionaire In 5 Easy Steps:

How a douchebag, who sold us NAFTA by assuring no jobs would go to Mexico, is set to become a billionaire in 5 easy steps:

1. Create a documentary consisting of lies and fraud, which hypes some bullshit danger like global warming.

2. Have all your trillionnaire friends with the last name Rothschild, who just happen own all mainstream media, continue hyping and putting the imaginary “danger” center stage, which creates mass hysteria about an imaginary issue.

3. Have your trillionaire friends and all their billionaire friends give hundreds of millions of dollars buying off politicians to influence them to put forth legislation written by their energy companies to create a new carbon exchange, which will crush competitors and increase profits of a select few energy companies with inside information.

4. Get preferential treatment to set up a new carbon exchange because you an “insider.”

5. Take the new carbon exchange public, and because you are one of the majority shareholders, you become a billionaire.

Monday, November 02, 2009

On the quiet, the US is legalising marijuana

You know things are shifting in America when Fortune magazine, the bible for business journalism, runs a cover story titled “Is pot already legal?”. You also know it when Barack Obama’s Department of Justice publishes a long-expected memo signalling that the federal government will no longer raid medical marijuana dispensaries if they are legal under state law. That happened formally this month.

It was not, moreover, a symbolic gesture. Marijuana for medical reasons — to tackle chemotherapy-induced nausea or Aids-related wasting or glaucoma, among other conditions — is now legal in 13 states, including the biggest, California. Next year, 13 more states are planning referendums or new laws following suit. Last week a California legislative committee held the first hearings not simply on whether medical marijuana should remain legal, but on whether all marijuana should be decriminalised, full stop. The incentive? The vast amounts of money the bankrupt state could raise by taxing cannabis.

Now look at the polling on the question. In 1970, 84% of Americans supported keeping marijuana illegal. Today, that number has collapsed to 54%. The proportion believing that marijuana should be legal has gone from 18% at the end of the 1960s to 44% today. On current trends, a majority of Americans will favour legalisation by the end of Obama’s first term. In the western states, 53% already favour legalising and taxing the stuff. Support for legalisation is strongest among the young — the Obama generation — but has climbed among self-described Republicans as well.

But the reality is already ahead of the polls. Take a trip, so to speak, to Los Angeles today, where one would be forgiven for thinking that marijuana was already legal. There are more than 800 marijuana dispensaries in the city — and an estimated 7,000 in the state of California as a whole (many times more than in Holland).

Getting a doctor’s recommendation for marijuana is easier than getting health insurance — just look at the ads in the papers, where a consultation costs about $200. The dispensaries range from the dime store to elaborate palaces of capitalist taste. Seminars are held for entrepreneurs who want to start a business selling medical cannabis. On display are sophisticated strains that can provide exquisitely tailored effects: some best for countering nausea, some for building appetite, others for going to sleep, others for staying alert or for watching movies or for general relaxation.

The concentration of THC, the active compound, is much higher than in the past. But since no one has ever overdosed on marijuana, it’s difficult to say why that matters. Yes, if someone has a history of mental illness, it’s not that smart to experiment with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. But it isn’t smart for such people to take any drugs — or too much alcohol — for that matter. For most people, stronger pot merely translates into a need for less of it to get the same effect. Too much and you’ll likely nod off — and wake up later with no hangover. If pubs served pot rather than beer, crime rates would plummet.

Americans, for whom the use of marijuana is almost a rite of passage in most colleges, know all this. And at some point they stopped pretending otherwise. The past three presidents smoked marijuana in their earlier days, even if only one has openly written about it. (Obama, when asked the Clinton question — if he had inhaled — responded: “I thought that was the point.”) In an online press conference with his younger supporters, the first question was about whether legalising and taxing pot would be a good thing to help raise revenues. Obama laughed it off. With an annual deficit of more than a trillion dollars, he may not be able to laugh it off much longer.

The key to the shift has been the emphasis on marijuana’s medical properties. Human beings have used marijuana as medicine for millennia. It was once sold in the States by Eli Lilly, the pharmaceutical manufacturer. Allowing this compassionate use for a few soon revealed, accidentally, how harmless it is. It is not chemically addictive, although some mild withdrawal can happen if you are a regular pot-smoker and go cold turkey. Its side-effects are minimal compared with those of most authorised drugs for similar conditions. It is far less addictive than tobacco or alcohol. It leads to no measurable degree of antisocial behaviour, as is the case with, say, crystal meth or cocaine or heroin. Many of its users are successful, productive members of society who simply prefer it to alcohol as a relaxant in the evening or as a way to get through cancer treatment.

Denying Aids patients a tool to stay alive tips the balance. I have one friend who would never have been able to tolerate the medications that saved his life without it. That’s pretty persuasive stuff and lots of people have similar first-hand experiences. A gateway drug? Yes, many users of hard drugs smoked pot in the first place. But almost all started out with alcohol as well — and that is not illegal.

Of course, nothing is inevitable. The police still police it and hundreds of thousands of Americans — disproportionately black and poor — are in jail for it. Los Angeles’s failure to regulate adequately its hundreds of dispensaries may lead to connections with organised crime that could come back to delegitimise the whole thing.

I give it a couple of years to become a non-issue or to go into reverse. And my bet is that in a decade’s time, the banning of cannabis will seem as strange as the banning of alcohol. In the end, unnecessary prohibition undermines itself. And this time around, there are millions of cancer and HIV patients who are on the side of legalising and some truly desperate branches of government looking to see what they can tax next. In fact, I’ll go further: sooner rather than later, marijuana may be more acceptable than tobacco.

The need for taboos is eternal. But the object of the taboo is always shifting. The age of tobacco may be ending; and the millennium of marijuana may be about to begin.

Source: TimesOnline

Sunday, November 01, 2009

This blog entry is long overdue—Yahoo's website F-ing sucks!!

I've got a few issues with Yahoo.

First, the articles presented are all clearly bad propaganda—it's not clear which way the articles are slanted because it goes all over the place. But which ever side Yahoo is on, I don't care. I'm just sick of seeing articles that are clearly lies and/or clearly biased.

Another situation with regard to their articles that irritates me—how the comments work—it's difficult to get to the comments section. If you click "buzz up" sometimes it takes you to the comment section and sometimes it's kind of like you're giving the article a thumbs up, which is never the case.

The only real reason I go to Yahoo is because of my email, and even that is irritating. If you click mail, it takes you to ANOTHER page which tells you how many new emails you got. [Like I give a shit how many emails I have.] THEN, you have to wait for ANOTHER page to download to get your email. Why do you have to click twice. It's stupid.

Then, there's Yahoo search—forget about it. I've never used it, and I never will.

In all, I'm not really sure why I even have a Yahoo account other than I've just got an old email address that I'm too lazy to get rid of. After writing this and realizing how irritated I've been, it's likely going to inspire me to get rid of that account.