Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pastor Dowell...Silver Going UP!!

 This is Pastor Dowell check out his YouTube channel.       Today he is talking about the once again rising silver prices and how it relates to the economic status of this country.  It is believed by many people, more and more each day, that silver and gold are the true money, and that the paper bills that we have become accustom to trading with are truly nothing more than that, paper.  Paper that is backed by nothing and can be printed at will and which the value of this paper is not really certain day to day.  The trend over the course of history has shown that as the value of a currency decreases, the value or amount of things you can purchase with gold and silver in that area rises almost in sync. Hope everyone takes a moment to listen to the perspective of a man who practices what he preaches.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Occupy turns Violent as predicted

Tear gas and violence today at the site of Occupy Oakland reportedly only took a march of around 1000 people to set off police resistance that entailed riot gear, concussion grenades and tear gas.  According to Occupy approximately 5 million dollars has been spent on keeping free speach out of Oakland. This is sure to invoke a much larger gathering very soon.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Media blaming Occupy Wallstreet for increased violence.

The media is blaming the protesters for the increase in crime in New York city due to the police force that has been moved to the site of the protest.  Making them scarce in other parts of the city.  Please consider a different side of this story

Monday, October 24, 2011

Arrests stand at almost 2,500 in New York City

Protest in New York and all over the world are likely to become increasingly violent.  So far it has been reported that almost 2,500 people have been arrested in New York alone.   Many more protests like these are happening all over the country.  In Chicago today 130 people were incarcerated for their partcipation in the Occupy Chicago protests.  The peaceful protests have evidently had some moments of anger and temper flares.  But have all these arrests been justified?  Where is this going.  I do believe that this thing is going to get uglier before it gets better.

Occupy Wallstreet update

Thousands of people are in New York City are protesting the mess  Wallstreet caused in 2008.  Along with the protestors in New York, millions of people across the world are fed up with big banks and too big to fail companies who are being blamed for the loss of billions of dollars from the savings accounts of people across the globe.  The credit default swap scandal that sent the housing market crashing in 2008 has been blamed mainly for this crisis.  No bankers or wallstreet big shots responsible for the gambling that led to the crash have been prosecuted.  In fact many of the richest people in america have only expanded their wealth since 2008.  There is no telling where this will lead as it continues to grow whether you pay attention to it or not.  President Obama continues to state that the reason no one has been prosecuted is because the things that these people were doing that caused this mess, were not technically illegal.  And he is making the case for more corporate regulation and government control.  Some believe that if the government actually wanted to do something about this they could have back in 2008 when in fact they actually ended up bailing everyone out at the top.  They did this by informing the american people that without these bailouts the consequences would be devastating.  The main reason for the Occupy Wallstreet protests, are because despite these bailouts things have not improved, in fact only gotten much worse. And now the bailout debt has been handed down to the average american citizen on top of the fact that they have lost major value in their homes across the board.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hilarious Cartoon

Economic Collapse

This is Charlie from wide awake news making some interesting points on the possibility of collapse in america and the rest of the world.  Would love to see comments about this video and maybe some arguments in response that may give us all a better clearer picture of what's really going on.

Prepping.....Is there really gonna be a collapse...

    There are many people in every part of america who are part of a almost secret community known as Preppers..  These people truly believe that there will be, in the near future,  a major change in our country. They believe that basic necessities will become scares or nearly unaffordable due to hyperinflation or total collapse of the financial system, causing an almost complete hault to business as we know it. Could something like this really  happen?  Well for one thing, similar events have occurred in the past.  One must wonder two things.  Why can't it happen now?  How can it hurt to prepare even if it does not happen?  Prepping consist of acquiring basic necessities at a time when they are readily available.  Things like water, food you can store, tools, hygiene products, guns and ammo.  All very useful things that have shown a trend of rising in price anyway so getting things like this in large quantities now, that you will eventually use anyway, can't be a bad thing.
   There are numerous youtube bloggers that provide step by step information on how to store food, what to buy, what to expect if such an event would occur.  Most importantly why it will indeed occur.   This is something that alarms me.  I feel like if something like this were in fact manifesting under the surface in our country.  The masses are not prepared for it.  In fact they are not even paying attention. The truth is... when you look at the economic situation we face and truly do the math, things just don't add up.  I don't see a resolution being made in this time of major political divide.  Corporations have infiltrated our government and no one can doubt that.  Free Market Capitalism is not being practiced when rules are being broken for some and not for others.  Our system seems to be operating under the mask of Capitilism when in fact it is nothing of the sort.   Only time will tell, but time may be running short.  What do you think about this growing phenomenon of people coming forward to warn the masses?  Is it just another attempt by some to make a living? Or is there some real weight to this issue.  All I know for a fact is that if we go through something like we did during the Great Depression in this day in time, there will be alot more pain and suffering due to the instant gratification society that we have built. People are not ready for something like this.

More Wasted Tax dollars$$$

 So we decided to look into what we were wasting tax dollars on and found this

I don't agree that all of it is a waste but...a lot of it yes...check it out for yourself this site has tracked $1,230,956,867,592.00. wasted tax dollars.

$400,000 for researchers to cruise bars in Buenos Aires to find out why gay men under the influence of alcohol engage in risky sexual behavior and what can be done about it.

$146,000,000 in one year on Federal Employees first class airline tickets bought in violation of travel policies.

$100 Million for 270,000 airline tickets The Defense Department bought and left unused between 1997 and 2003.

$40 to $80 million from 1981 to 1984 for the Health Care Financing Administration for Medicaid payments to psychiatrists for unscheduled, coincidental meetings with patients who were attending basketball games, setting on stoops, etc.

The U.S. government is spending $2.6 million to make sure prostitutes in China consume less alcohol while working. As part of the five-year study that the National Institutes of Health bankrolled, researchers are visiting more than 100 houses of prostitution to monitor their employees, designated as FSWs, or female sex workers.

Medicare, the U.S. health-insurance program for the elderly and disabled, erroneously paid out $19.9 billionduring fiscal 2004, up from $19.6 billion a year earlier, because of mistakes, waste and fraud, a government report said. In most cases, hospitals and doctors billed for medically unnecessary services or didn't provide proper documentation to support the fees for services.

There's much more information out there and we'll get it to you over time.
In defense of the wasted tax dollars before 2000, we had a surplus and I believe if we were doing well off maybe just maybe we could afford some of this nonsensical research but in regards of the waste once we went into debt there is no excuse except that the man at the top does not care for the man at the bottom at least the ones who were in charge of making these decisions. "Sorry Mr. Congressman we were going to pay you this year but instead we researched how many licks it takes a cat to get to the center of itself...on average...yeah how does that feel."

The real reason marijuana is illegal

 Marijuana was a mexican slang term the government overexposed to promote fear of the hemp plant

Thanks to

Here's some fun facts about Marijuana:

* Up until the 1880s all schoolbooks were made from help or flax paper.

* It was legal to pay your taxes(in America) with hemp from the 1630s until the 1800s

* During the 17th and 18th centuries it was against the law to refuse to grow hemp. You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to grow marijuana from 1763 to 1769.

* Many of the founding fathers grew hemp including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

* One of the first paper mills in America owned by Benjamin Franklin processed Hemp.

* The war of 1812 was fought over hemp. Napoleon wanted to cut off Moscow’s export to England.

* 90 percent of ships' sails and rope were made from hemp for thousands of years. The word canvas is Dutch for Cannabis.

* Until the introduction of the cotton gin in the 1820s 80 percent of all textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen, drapes, bed sheets, etc.,were made from hemp

* The first Bibles, maps, charts, Betsy Ross’s flag, the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were made from hemp

* The first crop grown in many states was hemp. 1850 was a peak year for Kentucky producing 40,000 tons.Hemp was the largest cash crop until the 20th century.

* In 1916, the U.S. Government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut down. Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees. Plans were in the works to implement such programs.

* In 1938, hemp was called ‘Billion Dollar Crop.’ It was the first time a cash crop had a business potential to exceed a billion dollars.

Now how it got its bad name.

Kimberly Clarks division for Hearst Paper Manufacturing ran by William Randolph Hearst owned acres of timberlands. The company was the main supply for paper products. The grandfather of Patty Hearst(whom destroyed natural habitats for riches) could have lost billions due to hemp.

DuPont patented the processes to make plastics from oil and coal in 1937. They encouraged stockholders to invest in its new petrochemical division in their Annual report.
Plastics, cellophane, celluloid, methanol, nylon, rayon, Dacron and other synthetics could now be made from oil. Over 80% of DuPont’s business would have been ruined by Natural Hemp industrialization.

Hoover’s Secretary of the Treasury and DuPont’s primary investor, Andrew Mellon appointed his future nephew-in-law,Harry J.Anslinger, to head the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

These financial tycoons held secret meetings and determined hemp was a "dangerous" because it was bad for their big-business and their dynasties. They took an obscure Mexican slang word ‘marijuana’ and emphasized and exaggerated it into the consciousness of America.

For more information use the link at the top of the post.

Wasted Tax Dollars

We took a look at a blog post on wasted taxes and sometimes I agree our taxes are being wasted on almost insane studies however a big library to me isn't a waste, we need library s trust me...okay so thanks to Sean Hannity..see if you agree that our taxes pay for...

102: Protecting a Michigan insect collection from other insects ($187,632)
101: Highway beautified by fish art in Washington ($10,000)
100: University studying hookup behavior of female college coeds in New York ($219,000)
99: Police department getting 92 blackberries for supervisors in Rhode Island ($95,000)
98: Upgrades to seldom-used river cruise boat in Oklahoma ($1.8 million)
97: Precast concrete toilet buildings for Mark Twain National Forest in Montana ($462,000)
96: University studying whether mice become disoriented when they consume alcohol in Florida ($8,408)
95: Foreign bus wheel polishers for California ($259,000)
94: Recovering crab pots lost at sea in Oregon ($700,000)
93: Developing a program to develop "machine-generated humor" in Illinois ($712,883)
92: Colorado museum where stimulus was signed (and already has $90 million in the bank) gets geothermal stimulus grant ($2.6 million)
91: Grant to the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance to support the traditional arts apprenticeship program, gathering and festival ($30,000)
90: Studying methamphetamines and the female rat sex drive in Maryland ($30,000)
89: Studying mating decisions of cactus bugs in Florida ($325,394)
88: Studying why deleting a gene can create sex reversal in people, but not in mice in Minnesota ($190,000)
87: College hires director for a project on genetic control of sensory hair cell membrane channels in zebrafish in California ($327,337)
86: New jumbo recycling bins with microchips embedded inside to track participation in Ohio ($500,000)
85: Oregon Federal Building's "green" renovation at nearly the price of a brand new building ($133 million)
84: Massachusetts middle school getting money to build a solar array on its roof ($150,000)
83: Road widening that could have been millions of dollars cheaper if Lousiana hadn't opted to replace a bridge that may not have needed replacing ($60 million)
82: Cleanup effort of a Washington nuclear waste site that already got $12 billion from the DOE ($1.9 billion)
81: Six woodlands water taxis getting a new home in Texas ($750,000)
80: Maryland group gets money to develop "real life" stories that underscore job and infrastructure-related research findings ($363,760)
79: Studying social networks like Facebook in North Carolina ($498,000)
78:18 North Carolina teacher coaches to heighten math and reading performance ($4.4 million)
77: Retrofitting light switches with motion sensors for one company in Arizona ($800,000)
76: Removing graffiti along 100 miles of flood-control ditches in California ($837,000)
75: Bicycle lanes, shared lane signs and bike racks in Pennsylvania ($105,000)
74: Privately-owned steakhouse rehabilitating its restaurant space in Missouri ($75,000)
73: National dinner cruise boat company in Illinois outfitting vessels with surveillance systems to protect against terrorists ($1 million)
72: Producing and transporting peanuts and peanut butter in North Carolina ($900,000)
71: Refurnishing and delivering picnic tables in Iowa ($30,000)
70: Digital television converter box coupon program in D.C. ($650 million)
69: Elevating and relocating 3,000 feet of track for the Napa Valley Wine Train in California ($54 million)
68: Hosting events for Earth Day, the summer solstice etc. in Minnesota ($50,000)
67: Expanding ocean aquaculture in Hawaii ($99,960)
66: Raising railroad tracks 18 inches in Oregon because the residents of one small town were tired of taking a detour around them ($4.2 million)
65: Professors and employees of Iowa state universities voluntarily taking early retirement ($43 million)
64: Minnesota theatre named after Che Guevara putting on "socially conscious" puppet shows ($25,000)
63: Replacing a basketball court lighting system with a more energy efficient one in Arizona ($20,000)
62: Repainting and adding a security camera to one bridge in Oregon ($3.5 million)
61: Missouri bridge project that already was full-funded with state money ($8 million)
60: New hospital parking garage in New York that will employ less people ($19.5 million)
59: University in North Carolina studying why adults with ADHD smoke more ($400,000)
58: Low-income housing residents in one Minnesota city receiving free laptops, WiFi and iPod Touches to "educate" them in technology ($5 million)
57: University in California sending students to Africa to study why Africans vote they the way they do in their elections ($200,000)
56: Researching the impact of air pollution combined with a high-fat diet on obesity development in Ohio ($225,000)
55: Studying how male and female birds care for their offspring and how it compares to how humans care for their children in Oklahoma ($90,000)
54: University in Pennsylvania researching fossils in Argentina (over $1 million)
53: University in Tennessee studying how black holes form (over $1 million)
52: University in Oklahoma sending 3 researchers to Alaska to study grandparents and how they pass on knowledge to younger generations ($1.5 million)
51: Grant application from a Pennsylvania university for a researcher named in the Climate-gate scandal (Rep. Darrell Issa is calling on the president to freeze the grant) ($500,000)
50: Studying the impact of global warming on wildflowers in a Colorado ghost town ($500,000)
49: Bridge built over railroad crossing so 168 Nebraska town residents don't have to wait for the trains to pass ($7 million)
48: Renovating an old hotel into a visitors center in Kentucky ($300,000)
47: Removing overgrown weeds in a Rhode Island park ($250,000)
46: Renovating 5 seldom-used ports of entry on the U.S.-Canada border in Montana ($77 million)
45: Testing how to control private home appliances in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts from an off-site computer ($800,000)
44: Repainting a rarely-used bridge in North Carolina ($3.1 million)
43: Renovating a desolate Wisconsin bridge that averages 10 cars a day ($426,000)
42: 4 new buses for New Hampshire ($2 million)
41: Repaving a 1-mile stretch of Atlanta road that had parts of it already repaved in 2007 ($490,000)
40: Florida beauty school tuition ($2.3 million)
39: Extending a bike path to the Minnesota Twins stadium ($500,000)
38: Beautification of Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard ($1.1 million)
37: Colorado Dragon Boat Festival ($10,000)
36: Developing the next generation of supersonic corporate jets in Maryland that could cost $80 million dollars each ($4.7 million)
35: New spring training facilities for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies ($30 million)
34: Demolishing 35 old laboratories in New Mexico ($212 million)
33: Putting free WiFi, Internet kiosks and interactive history lessons in 2 Texas rest stops ($13.8 million)
32: Replacing a single boat motor on a government boat in D.C. ($10,500)
31: Developing the next generation of football gloves in Pennsylvania ($150,000)
30: Pedestrian bridge to nowhere in West Virginia ($80,000)
29: Replacing all signage on 5 miles of road in Rhode Island ($4,403,205)
28: Installing a geothermal energy system to heat the "incredible shrinking mall" in Tennessee ($5 million)
27: University in Minnesota studying how to get the homeless to stop smoking ($230,000)
26: Large woody habitat rehabilitation project in Wisconsin ($16,800)
25: Replacing escalators in the parking garage of one D.C. metro station ($4.3 million)
24: Building an airstrip in a community most Alaskans have never even heard of ($14,707,949)
23: Bike and pedestrian paths connecting Camden, N.J. to Philadelphia, Penn. when there's already a bridge that connects them ($23 million)
22: Sending 10 university undergrads each year from North Carolina to Costa Rica to study the rainforests ($564,000)
21: Road signs touting stimulus funds at work in Ohio ($1 million)
20: Researching how paying attention improves performance of difficult tasks in Connecticut ($850,000)
19: Kentucky Transportation Department awarding contracts to companies associated with a road contractor accused of bribing the previous state transportation secretary ($24 million)
18: Amtrak losing $32 per passenger nationally but rewarded with windfall ($1.3 billion)
17: Widening an Arizona interstate even though the company that won the contract has a history of tax fraud and pollution ($21.8 million)
16: Replace existing dumbwaiters in New York ($351,807)
15: Deer underpass in Wyoming ($1,239,693)
14: Arizona universities examining the division of labor in ant colonies (combined $950,000)
13: Fire station without firefighters in Nevada ($2 million)
12: "Clown" theatrical production in Pennsylvania ($25,000)
11: Maryland town gets money but doesn't know what to do with it ($25,000)
10: Investing in nation-wide wind power (but majority of money has gone to foreign companies) ($2 billion)
9: Resurfacing a tennis court in Montana ($50,000)
8: University in Indiana studying why young men do not like to wear condoms ($221,355)
7: Funds for Massachusetts roadway construction to companies that have defrauded taxpayers, polluted the environment and have paid tens of thousands of dollars in fines for violating workplace safety laws (millions)
6: Sending 11 students and 4 teachers from an Arkansas university to the U.N. climate change convention in Copenhagen, using almost 54,000 lbs of carbon dioxide from air travel alone ($50,000)
5: Storytelling festival in Utah ($15,000)
4: Door mats to the Department of the Army in Texas ($14,675)
3: University in New York researching young adults who drink malt liquor and smoke pot ($389,357)
2: Solar panels for climbing gym in Colorado ($157,800)
1: Grant for one Massachusetts university for "robobees" (miniature flying robot bees) ($2 million)
GRAND TOTAL: $4,891,645,229

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