Monday, January 31, 2011

Sovereign Immunity

Let's start with some fun...What is this word "Sovereign" Mr. President?

Not withstanding the boobs we call politicians intelligence, there's something important that I would consider a scam as large as the current monetary system and the Federal Reserve.It's something that is as old as the Divine Right of Kings. Something called Sovereign Immunity. The King can do no wrong!

In the United States, the Federal, State, and Local governments claim Sovereign Immunity and the people who represent the government bodies shield themselves from criminal prosecution or liability with it as well. It is the cornerstone of modern government and I would contend, without it, we might actually have a government accountable to the people.

Get rid of the the concept and people won't be very willing to grow government. In fact, government may not be that appealing at all. When people have to be responsible for their actions, they'll just be happy to represent themselves.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Education System and the Academic Mercenary... those degrees aren't so shiny anymore!

I wanted to do an in depth discussion on the dramatic down turn our education system has taken over the past 40-50 years. But while doing some research and again, the fine people I bump into posting on some of my favorite places, I've found that I really am no match for the expertise they provide. So on this one I'm just going to point to three sources that really blow me away.

The first is School Sucks Podcast. It's taken me several months to digest all his podcasts but I can say I've really learned a great deal! Our school systems really do more damage than good to our children's potential. And Brett does a wonderful job of pointing out not only the failures but the possibilities. I would caution people their are some very free thinking views expressed but the good news is, you know what he says is genuinely from his heart. If you have children in school I would suggest that you at least check out the first five podcasts. It's an excellent introduction to why school does suck today.

The second is a report on the college system. The dramatic rise in costs to go to school. And the huge burden of debt that most college graduates now have to wrestle with as they start their careers. And unfortunately, that "education" doesn't always lead them to the promised land they desired. Unfortunately, our government got involved and it's been another example of what disasters our government can create. And when debt is involved, you know how politicians love that.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Non-Violent Communication: A new old language

I was recently introduced to this from a podcast I've been following for a few months called School Sucks Podcast. Investigating further led me to another liberty advocate podcast called Complete Liberty. After listening to the podcasts, watching the numerous hours of videos on Youtube and acquiring several books on the subject I am convinced this is a very valuable method that can really translate into resolving things that we would have otherwise called impossible.

Marshall Rosenberg is the man behind the method. The following is an interview with him. 

What makes this so eye opening to me is the experience I had in trying to get the message of Liberty out to my family, friends, neighbors and associates. The resistance was amazing and as I talked to other fellow liberty lovers, comparing our "war stories", it was certainly a common problem.  Needless to say, the message was powerful but the message was caged by the barriers of our communication methods (the one's we're all taught in school and the media) and little did I know how much I was contributing to the disconnect.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

“The Gun is Civilization”

Adam Kokesh ended his radio show last night with this essay.

“The Gun is Civilization”

by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or make me do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it, nothing else.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction and the only thing that
Removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.

The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 90-pound woman on equal footing with a 230-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunken guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

Friday, January 7, 2011

World War III: Financial Collapse: Blueprint for Conquest

This is the information every single person needs to understand. It is indeed an involved blog, it's taken me quite some time to collect all this into one spot (the final piece I found thanks to someone, see the credits below) but I am convinced it's a resource people can use to educate themselves as well as others on the method being used against all people. To digest all the content is probably about a five hour commitment.

So, I've broken this into three parts which I hope will also be helpful. The first is the long story. Three documentaries describing in detail how the central banks work at waging a economic war against a nation or a government. The second is some time savers. Three short examples that even children could understand. We do need the kids on our side! These could also be great conversation starters. Finally, the third part is some decentralized non-governmental solutions to rebuild communities.

For those of us in the United States, this may all sound rather far off, after all, these are third world countries. Well, it's happening here in the US too. The corruption of politicians and the amassing of public and private debt has grown greater in the United States than anywhere else. We are one of the last and biggest targets. In addition, the fact that the United States has four tiers of government means they can pillage people as they corrupt one sector or another. Whether that be cities and municipalities, counties, states and of course, our federal government.

Part One: The Story of how Economic War is waged.

These documentaries are quite revealing of the method the financial aristocracy use to take down countries. Take heed,  this has happen and continues to happen all over the world with most of the countries. If you look to Europe's latest problems, modern countries like Iceland, Greece, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and even the United States. This pattern can be superimposed right over what has happen all over.This is the new method of destruction. Not only destruction of the will of the people but the environment, the resources and the structure of society.

I would suggest is this IS World War III but it is not like the first two, fought with soldiers, tanks and fighter planes. It's an economic War with it's weapons of mass destruction being debt, corruption and secrecy. The results are the same... domination and control. Certainly people die. But it's not from bullets and bombs... it's starvation, crime, suicide, disease and lack of proper medical attention.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

How much do we really pay in taxes?

If people really took the time... (I hope you will indulge me with yours)... to take the time to figure it out, they might just realize how much time is devoted to the multiple levels of government they pay for with their time and effort. Have you ever heard of the "Four Hour Work Week"? That may be how much of all our time that we spend actually working for ourselves. The other 36+ is for our best buddy... Uncle Sam.

This isn't as easy as just looking at one's pay stub. There is a myriad of taxes from things like sales tax, usage taxes, property taxes and fees, to things much harder to quantify like rules and regulations that  require individuals as well as businesses and entrepreneurs to expend time and capital to meet these requirements. In addition, there's things like insurance, bonds and even certificates. All these costs directly and indirectly impact the amount of money an individual has that they can actually spend on themselves.

I have looked through various websites to find the data to include such things as embedded taxes in the cost of products and services. The following example from CATO is very interesting but it doesn't address the embedded costs in the actual price of the a particular product So for example, if a person buys a $10,000 car in California, the additional taxes will amount to $10,186 for a total of $20,186 (this is prior to 2009). But how much has rules and regulations, government paper work, taxes, fees, bureaucratic red tape, insurance and legal liability cost to bring the price to the initial asking price of $10,000? If the car is made in the United States that percentage of the total is certainly going to be higher. What's the answer? I'm not sure... I'm working on it.

Cato Institute study

This second site gives a pretty good idea of the long list of taxes a person is faced with. It doesn't address the embedded taxes question either but it does try to give us, on average, an idea of how much of our time we spend working for the government. They even mention "inflation" but I'm not so sure they've got the true scope of what inflation takes. In any case in 2005 the average working stiff spent 54.4% of their time. They estimated it was 57.7% in 2009 and obviously rising. Just think... you'd only have to work two days a week if it wasn't for the government! Hey that's 16 hours of the week all for ourselves... but wait... there's more!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 is going to be to America... What 1989 was to the Soviet Union.

A choice between tyranny or freedom. The former Soviets chose freedom. They could have just as easily went the other way and started World War III... but the writing was so clearly on the wall... they didn't... and the world became a much different place. The Soviet Empire crumbled with little fanfare... and people across the entire world went about their way trying to make their lives better with a little less to worry about.

For the United States, we now have the same choice, only our tyranny is a little different. We do have similarities. A gigantic state run defense industry out of control, trying to prop up unsustainable levels of spending. We're engaged in Wars... one in Afghanistan, no less. Our national currency is teetering on a massive tumble and the rest of the world is about at it's wits ends with our government's shenanigans. But the tyranny we have to throw off is not 72 years of Communism. It's 97 years of the Federal Reserve.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." ~Henry Ford

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." ~Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, January 2, 2011

People are so gullible...

But that's what they've been trained to be.

Would anybody go to work if their boss didn't have anything to give them in exchange for their time?

In reality that's the truth... the ones at the top want to give up anything of value... so they've convinced people to believe what is imaginary is valuable. And as the level of how ridiculous this is has grown, the ridiculous nature of the exchange has only increased exponentially.

And so today, I'm going to try and explain the web of lies and deceit that make up our existence as I've come to understand it. Why things that have real value... like food, trust, respect, kindness, personal security, etc.. continue to be corrupted with more and more questionable quality while things that have no value are elevated higher and higher.

I don't want to see the day people are eating their own shit... and happily paying through the nose for it. That may very well be where we are headed... if not there already.

People have been fooled. And as one rises in this perceived structure of success, the only truth that can be told is... the one's that are held high as "success stories" are only bigger fools. Which is certainly not something people would like to admit.

Now let's start with a flaw. We all have this flaw but few recognize it. This is the basis for education, medicine, law, money... etc. to condition people to be obedient to accept whatever the authorities say is true as truth.