My "Sara" model is part of this wonderful website on the history of Lake Champlain

My "Sara" model is part of this wonderful website on the history of Lake Champlain
Cannons !

Monday, February 20, 2012

Guns, God and Physics ?

IMO, even Hawking is misrepresenting himself with science; it is more that we are the result
of stable punctuated equalibria obeying physics which we know to be constant and steadfast
in the entire universe as far as we can tell to date.  It is therefore inconsistent to be anything
other than a believer at that level as a starting point, but I remain hopeful that as we learn more
about our place in this cosmic milieu, our seeming uniqueness coupled with our inquisitive skill
sets may be more definitive to the point of at least affirming that we cannot ever know it all, and
that if we wish to use our emotional skill sets effectively, we should apply them to each other
instead of other ancient concepts, but of course taking into account all that has gone on before,
as the human condition has not changed much in the past 40,000 years or so and seems to be
an additive, positive "evolutionary" construct for mankind.
As far as guns go; we oughta get rid of cars and doctors too in that case, as they kill way too
many people...however, the Dental industry has a fairly good record that way...maybe we need
more of them instead ?  Not really, they just seem to have an easier job which I am eternally
thankful for as a "Doctor of a lesser God", my coming book title. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

10 Things That Every American Should Know About The Federal Reserve

If there is one recurring theme on this web site that I highlight when ever the chance
arises, it is to make sure that every warm bodied person that ever peruses the pages
of the Bear comes away with the knowledge that the Federal Reserve is the root of
all evil in the universe. I have found that no matter how many times or how many
ways it is stated, it is never too many. If we all did or level best to rid the world of
the Federal Reserve in particular and central banking in general, the world would
be a much better place for all of humanity. Today we are grateful for Mr. Snyder's
efforts to shine a light on the vampire which is the FED.

What would happen if the Federal Reserve was shut down permanently? That is a
question that CNBC asked recently, but unfortunately most Americans don't really
think about the Fed much. Most Americans are content with believing that the
Federal Reserve is just another stuffy government agency that sets our interest rates
and that is watching out for the best interests of the American people. But that is not
the case at all. The truth is that the Federal Reserve is a private banking cartel that
has been designed to systematically destroy the value of our currency, drain the
wealth of the American public and enslave the federal government to perpetually
expanding debt. During this election year, the economy is the number one issue that
voters are concerned about. But instead of endlessly blaming both political parties,
the truth is that most of the blame should be placed at the feet of the Federal
Reserve. The Federal Reserve has more power over the performance of the U.S.
economy than anyone else does. The Federal Reserve controls the money supply,
the Federal Reserve sets the interest rates and the Federal Reserve hands out
bailouts to the big banks that absolutely dwarf anything that Congress ever did.
If the American people are ever going to learn what is really going on with our
economy, then it is absolutely imperative that they get educated about the
Federal Reserve.

The following are 10 things that Americans should know about the Federal Reserve....

#1 The Federal Reserve System Is A Privately Owned Banking Cartel
-The Federal Reserve is not a government agency.
-The truth is that it is a privately owned central bank. It is owned by the banks
  that are members of the Federal Reserve system. We do not know how much
  of the system each bank owns, because that has never been disclosed to the
  American people.
-The Federal Reserve openly admits that it is privately owned. When it was
  defending itself against a Bloomberg request for information under the Freedom
  of Information Act, the Federal Reserve stated unequivocally in court that it was
  "not an agency" of the federal government and therefore not subject to the
  Freedom of Information Act.
-In fact, if you want to find out that the Federal Reserve system is owned by the
  member banks, all  you have to do is go to the Federal Reserve website....
-The twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks, which were established by Congress
  as the operating arms of the nation's central banking system, are organized much
  like private corporations--possibly leading to some confusion about "ownership."
  For example, the Reserve Banks issue shares of stock to member banks. However,
  owning Reserve Bank stock is quite different from owning stock in a private
  company. The Reserve Banks are not operated for profit, and ownership of a certain
 amount of stock is, by law, a condition of membership in the System. The stock may
 not be sold, traded, or pledged as security for a loan; dividends are, by law, 6 percent
 per year.
-Foreign governments and foreign banks do own significant ownership interests in the
  member banks that own the Federal Reserve system. So it would be accurate to say
  that the Federal Reserve is partially foreign-owned.
-But until the exact ownership shares of the Federal Reserve are revealed, we will never
  know to what extent the Fed is foreign-owned.
-#2 The Federal Reserve System Is A Perpetual Debt Machine.........

-The following is a list of loan recipients that was taken directly from page 131
  of the audit report....

Citigroup - $2.513 trillion
Morgan Stanley - $2.041 trillion
Merrill Lynch - $1.949 trillion
Bank of America - $1.344 trillion
Barclays PLC - $868 billion
Bear Sterns - $853 billion
Goldman Sachs - $814 billion
Royal Bank of Scotland - $541 billion
JP Morgan Chase - $391 billion
Deutsche Bank - $354 billion
UBS - $287 billion
Credit Suisse - $262 billion
Lehman Brothers - $183 billion
Bank of Scotland - $181 billion
BNP Paribas - $175 billion
Wells Fargo - $159 billion
Dexia - $159 billion
Wachovia - $142 billion
Dresdner Bank - $135 billion
Societe Generale - $124 billion
"All Other Borrowers" - $2.639 trillion

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Derivatives about the our backyard, not theirs !

Our country faces an even greater danger then that which 9/11 preluded or the debacle of 2008 banking scandal, for which there have been no real prosecutions, or even investigations.

We now face the real possiblility of the international derivatives market imploding from total malfeasance of the gambling mentality it affords the big banks, with the US public left holding the bag to the tune of about $175 Trillion (T not B), which will ruin the country once and for all.

This bill, HR3283 must be stopped so that the American people will not be totally responsible for the unpayable, fraudulent "bill" when this "somehow" totally insured by the FDIC (Wow!) mess comes home to roost, probably after "re-election" of the stooge that has been setup to fail his party, his country and his race IMO...unless he moves "fast and furious" in good ways right after regaining office of potus.

The "Volcker Rule" is a part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill that bans banks and other large, critical financial institutions from making risky, speculative bets using taxpayer backed funds - a practice called "proprietary trading." Tell the financial regulators to write a strong "Volcker Rule" and end excessive speculation at big Wall Street banks that puts the public at risk.

AFR sent a letter to members of congress urging them to reject HR 3283, a bill that would exempt foreign affiliates of U.S. banks from all the major protections against derivative risks contained in Title VII of Dodd-Frank.

The super-rich absconders have simply transfered all the TARP, QEx etal funds to foreign shores/banks which would become untouchable by US law, as our country sank into the mire of red tape/slime they leave us.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Who are the truth-tellers in our society ?

One example of  non-helpfulness in our quest to save the country can be found in John B. Taylor, an economist at Stanford who speaks in direct opposition to my fears and cures for what ails the nation...

The man is an establishment shill for the federal reserve system of tryanny against the American people. The deficit is one of our worst problems and is the direct result of at least 5 huge factors IMO.

1. The fed act itself which must be rescinded by congress but forget it as they're all wimps/and/or dupes except for the few we hear speak of it, like RP, Kucinich, Sanders, etal. there should not be any deficit, ever, not one penny; only printing money then reparations to re-establish valuation. (see #4)

2. Unfettered/unregulated/unstoppable major capital flight, esp. since Reagan, but begun with Nixon's trip to china such that there is none for industry.

3. Lack of regulations, infact de-regulation for TPTB and overregulation for we the little people such that banking has ruined the country in every possible way, in addition to corporate raids of all sorts going "unnoticed" and univestigated or prosecuted, including the recent "kabuki show" by NYS AG Schneiderman etal. states would take perhaps 1000 lawyers to make a dent in WS to begn with, but W took them away for "homeland security" projects as I have read.

4. Obama's overactive thyroid "glandulizing" the economy into a stupor by overstimulation and underperformance...any jobs gains have been mainly in the gov. sector ! Totally counterproductive !...besides huge deficits, which should not be "debt" at all, but just printing our way out of valid troubles per my GNP dollar ideas and re-establishing the value of the dollar after hostilities by expropriation of the vanqhished, like $.20/gal. gas would be a nice start.

5. The need for a drastic military reduction, but with effectivization of the MIC such that like RP says, we have a strong, but smaller military mainly for defense, but it'll never happen of fact none of this will, as it's too logical....unless some of you have other ideas ?

6. Forgot the W tax breaks, subsidies and insider trading, etc. for congress and the super-rich, just so much malfeasance it's hard to keep track of it all, but then, what do we expect when the finest minds in the country are so bent on it's destruction ?

Friday, February 3, 2012

So, Who is going to be POTUS next November ?

At this sorry point in our nation's flagging history, Ron Paul is about all there is, and I'll believe him when I see him in action with an impossible congress and scotus, actually giving in to having czars, and using EOs and writing letters, just to get anything done, as well using his AG to go after WS, etal. with retroactive legislation to whit, extraditionally, with the ISAF if necessary to bring as many to justice in true American style as possible with proper investigations, subpoenas, adjudications, indictments and verdicts to whit with forfiture and jail time...and proper legislation to prevent future outrages as we have suffered under for esp. the last 30 years of class warfare by the super-rich against "we the little people".

How Bernanke Creates the Illusion of Low Inflation

Bernanke thinks "zero interest rates forever" is appropriate because he has a "subdued outlook for inflation in the medium run."

And that's where the PCEPI comes in. It stands for Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index. And it's what the Fed uses to measure inflation.

The PCEPI tracks the price of some goods, just like the Consumer Price Index (CPI). But there's a big difference. The PCEPI assumes that consumers switch spending from higher priced goods to those that are stable or falling. For example, if the price of steak goes up, the PCEPI assumes you will start eating ground beef. So it replaces steak for ground beef in its basket of goods. Isn't that a nice trick? No wonder inflation is always low for the Fed. A Long History of lies. The Fed has become quite an expert in creating this illusion of low inflation.

In 1980, it changed the way it calculated the CPI. The new methodology made the new CPI rise at less than half the original measure. If the Fed was using the original methodology, the official
inflation would be much higher today.

And it gets worse. Tinkering with the CPI wasn't enough for the Fed. So it created the PCEPI in 2000. Because of the substitution effect I mentioned above, this index rises at about one-third less
than the CPI.

The Fed's official inflation is a big lie. That's like adjusting your clock just to make it look like you're not late for a meeting. Or tinkering with the balance just to make it look like you lost a few pounds, when in fact you gained.

Inflation should be used to measure the loss of purchasing power, and the resulting decline in standard of living. But by replacing goods that rise in price for cheaper ones, the Fed is able to keep the official measure of inflation low, despite the dollar's clear loss of purchasing power.

So here's a question for you...If you suddenly have to start eating ground beef because you can no longer afford steak, doesn't that really mean your standard of living is declining?

The Fed's measure of inflation is essentially meaningless.

IMO, this is all part of the "spartanization" of the US economy and population to be nothing more than suppliers for the MIC/Fed/WB/UBS/NWO, etc. AND still be the biggest "target" in the world, so if it comes to 'that', we are toast, while the super-rich absconders sit in the sun in the Caymans with their ill-gotten gains and watch us be destroyed perhaps as Iran has threatened.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Free Speech?... What Free Speech with this one !

We are losing our Constitution for sure now, with this actionable item, not any longer just a threat. Care must be taken not to actually try to influence bills in legislatures, but more "appropriately' be portrayed apparently as personal opinion if we are not to run afowl of this part of the Citizens United decision by POTUS it would seem.

This case, based on the original McCain sponsored scotus decision, the oxymoronic 2010 Citizens United decision, states that there are laws requiring licenses, etc. or other official permissions to speak when a citizen is trying to influence state legislative vote on bills ; if this isn't a violation of the 1st Amendment, what is? All the "officials" have to do is "forget" or outright deny permits for free speech due to these new "rules". Another of our rights gone forever. What the heck kind of country is this becoming ? This clear violation of our collective sovereignty as a free people must be dealt a similar blow by retraction, rescision, etc. at all levels of government to ensure that it is expunged from our dwindling American legal system before we "lose it all" IMO. I fear for us all.

Since when is "free speech", guaranteed by our first Amendment to be so regulated and "burdensome" that it is so easily to be denied by those who just wish to keep us silent ?