Friday, November 25, 2011

Baby Boomers & The Black Friday Generation

While posting comments for one of the LinkedIn groups I belong to, I thought that the points I was conveying there shouldn't be tied to those just within the group.  So, I decided to post the info again here.  The main subject was regarding social security and how the baby boomers are understanding that they have been deceived in what they considered was going to be a happy retirement.  These are the thoughts I offered the reader of that posting, which I'm sharing again here.

I've heard comments that 80 will be the new 65, regarding the "new" retirement age. Here are some of the things people simply do not understand.

Without a solid manufacturing base (because of all those wonderful free trade agreements), those who would be filling those positions and adding funds to the social(ist) security system cannot. Remember, this is a rollover fund, where the money goes out as soon as it's collected. This will eventually burden the current workforce, because with fewer people in the workforce, it's going to take more of their contributions to fulfill the checks for those collecting social(ist) security. Bringing me to the next point.

People who are retired may be forced to get smaller checks AND those who are currently contributing may be forced to contribute more to SS. Yes, this is nothing more than a planned shifting of wealth from one group of people to another. And again, this was planned. Don't think for a moment that this didn't cross someone's mind when they were putting this system in action AND voting for free trade agreements. The bottom line is that the system NEEDS you to be dependent of them, which is makes it easier to control you!

Meanwhile, we have a "Black Friday Generation" that is consuming mindlessly, buying into the lies of consumption, and acquiring items with money they simply don't have. You cannot create a healthy economy by living in constant debt. Why is still such a hard subject for people to grasp and understand?

The problem with the majority of the citizens of this country is that they are sleepwalking and /or hypnotized by the endless propaganda coming from their television sets. Camping out in front of a store, two weeks before the sale, is now considered a badge of honor. How on earth did we get to this point?

I'm going to finish with this thought. Regardless of the consumption, the social security system, or the blind following of doing what the TV tells someone to do, at some point, EVERY bill needs to be paid. And if people don't understand that debtor prisons could happen again, they better think twice. How many people have just accepted another credit card without reading the fine print. If I'm recalling correctly, every credit card on the market has a clause allowing them to collect the full bill at any given time. Think about it, if the banks declare an emergency and need those funds to be collected, because they're too big to fail, then debtor prisons could be the solution for them. Again, the person who signed the credit card agreement entered into a contract with the devils that create money out of thin air. The debtor is responsible, not the creditor.

If it's difficult to grasp that debtor prisons are possible, the links enclosed just might offer backing to the claims I'm making. 

Welcome to Debtors' Prison, 2011 Edition
ACLU Questions Judge on Debtors’ Prison 
US Supreme Court Creates Debtors’ Prison
Debtor Prisons 2010
What is Debtor's Prison?
‘Deadbeat’ parents caught in a debtor’s prison
Russia Today: Resurgence of America’s debtor prisons

Connecting the dots, those in power WANT you to be in debt and will do all they can to make certain you remain there. Outsourcing and free trade agreements were all part of the equation to ensure control.  Sadly, their propaganda works and will continue to do so.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Second Chances Are Worth Pursuing

As many of you know, Kim (my wife) and I have done a lot of church hopping in the past four years. Three years ago, friends of ours suggested that we should all attend this church (David's House), which is right within walking distance of our condo. The time we attended, I just got this sense that it wasn't the place. We then ended up going to Community of Believers, where Kim and I got married. David's House wasn't necessarily a place I wouldn't attend, but as I mentioned to our friends, something didn't seem right at that time.

Fast forward to just two weeks ago:

Kim and I had been through a very "not good" sermon at the church we were currently attending. I mentioned to her that I didn't like the idea of church hopping, but this was not resonating with us, who we were, and how we walk in our faith.

There was a festival on our downtown area and David's House is in that area of town. I'd noticed, while walking our new Sheltie puppy, that the church had a new name of Grace & Glory Fellowship. Some people were just leaving the Sunday service and I asked them if it was a new church. Karen (who spoke to Kim and I for about 90 minutes) said that it's the same church, but it has gone through some spiritual housecleaning. The church was redefining what it was about and rededicating to their faith in Jesus. At that point, I explained how we originally checked it out and I sensed something wasn't right at the time we went. Karen's eyes opened wide.

She told us that I picked up on the internal struggle in the church and the pastor's dementia. Through a miraculous healing, he no longer has the dementia, or even any sign of it. Karen told Kim and I that I must have a great gift of discernment, because that was far from a time that it would've been good for any new people to attend. Karen likened it to a much needed upheaval and re-dedication that was to follow.

So, after talking with Karen, Kim and I decided to check out a Sunday service. This time around, it was completely different and in a very positive way. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit working through this church is amazing. We heard the testimony of physical healings within the congregation. We heard of miracles happening. Kim and I felt at home with this group and how the Holy Spirit is using the church. Needless to say, we are going there on a weekly basis.

The basic moral of this story is multi-faceted. First, sometimes something isn't initially right for you, but that doesn't mean that it won't be at some point. Secondly, discernment is completely underrated. Whenever you get that sense of something not being right, do not through yourself into it. Again, I could sense this was a good place, but three years ago, the timing wasn't right. Trust that you're given the high signs for a reason and don't question them. And finally, humble yourself when the time comes. We threw out the past and looked at this church as a completely new church. Thankfully, we did do that!

Monday, May 30, 2011

What Would Fractional Silver Mean?

In Mid-May of this year, something curious happened, which I'd not seen before.

I've been following the course of where the dollar was heading and how it related to the pricing of gold and silver.  Typically, I follow a number of sources for information, then try to wrap all those opinions into something concise, allowing me to share it with others.  Most everyone following precious metals knows how GATA has been beating the drum about gold manipulation for quite some time now.  History (past and current) is a very good place to start down the rabbit trail.

Informed people (like Paul Craig Roberts, Bob Chapman, Gerald Celente, Robby Noel, Lindsey Williams) have also helped shape a number of my opinions and speculations regarding where this economy is heading.  Again, these are all very credible individuals who've been reporting on "real" financial issues for a number of years, if not decades now.  And, even though it can be a bad habit, tune into the mainstream media to hear what they are trying to make the public believe for that moment.  Every so often, they slip and report factual info.  My process is listening closely and then pulling all the commonalities into something concise that is easy for others to understand.

Those who may have heard or recalled my public launch into this area was when I was a guest on The Power Hour Radio Show (on the Genesis Communication Network), discussing the possibility of the Amero, a few years ago.  Since that interview, there are some things that I've now recognized as trial balloons and a number of things that are credible, heading for an eventual reality.  I'm not fully convinced that the Amero won't happen (namely due to the SPP agreement, which has it as one of its outcomes), but I do believe a number of things discussed on that show are still very viable and coming more into focus.  My thoughts on silver are still very much in play, but I'll discuss that in a bit.

The process of informing people is much like talking to your neighbor, yet in this case, my neighborhood became much bigger than I could've ever imagined.  I was very blessed to have The Power Hour as an outlet.  This is the way I explain how I collect my information. 

Imagine you're heading on vacation.  You get everything ready for your trip (how you'll get there, what to wear, projected weather reports), depending on the destination.  You research places to stay, looking for the best fit for your stay.  You talk to people about where you are going and get their real life experiences of going there.  Sometimes, no one has been there before, so you search for tangible reasons as to why you still are going there.  This is a huge key.  If no one you know has been there before, then you have the opportunity to go there and inform them later, if they are to ask you about it.  On your collective experience (what you saw, what you ate, where you stayed, what you did, did you enjoy it), you now have something you are well-informed on and can share that with others.  In short, this is my process in collecting and sharing info.  So, here's some of the info that I still believe was viable from that 2008 interview:

1.) The federal reserve note, known as the U.S. dollar, is going into decline in both our country and around the world.  (At that time, I was thinking we would see the Amero.)

2.) If/when the new currency comes to replace the U.S. dollar, it will take five of the current dollars to obtain three denominations/units of the new currency.  (This was based on conversations with sources, who didn't know I was researching this info about the Amero.)

3.) If you could not get out of your IRA or 401K, make certain you're holding gold and silver mining shares only.
4.) Even though all eyes were on gold, silver was definitely the place for greater returns.

Point #4 is the main reason for this article.

In May of this year, APMEX (American Precious Metals Exchange) sent out an interesting e-mail regarding new silver rounds they are now offering.  APMEX is now minting silver in tenth ounce and quarter ounce denominations.  Although I think the over spot costs on the rounds is too high, I certainly took notice.

Let's consider the facts we already know.  Gold is at an all time high (although suppressed due to manipulation).  Many people have told me that it is priced so high, even the smaller fractional pieces are too expensive for them.  Although the central reason for the spike in gold prices is due to the declining U.S. dollar, let's go with the point that gold is not an affordable option for many people, especially newer investors. Therefore, people are looking at silver as their investment safe haven due to its affordability.  So, what is the importance in seeing fractional silver in denominations of tenth ounce and quarter ounce sizes?

My own common sense tells me that there's going to be an eventual tipping point where silver is going to a valuation that gold is currently at. My thought is that APMEX is seeing the writing on the wall and capitalizing on it in advance.  Certainly, this is not an advertisement for APMEX, but is could definitely show a trend that could be on the horizon.

Earlier this year, when I was on The Power Hour talking about silver in 2011, I was pretty confident in saying that I thought it would be at $68 an ounce by year's end.  I also mentioned that I was being conservative.  From what I recall hearing on the Peter Schiff Radio Show, Schiff once mentioned that Constitutionally an ounce of gold should equate to twenty ounces of silver.  In doing the math from current gold prices, my estimation was very conservative, yet felt to be a realistic number.  So then, where is this heading?

I believe that fractional silver is not going to be a trend, but will be the rule in the coming year.  Reports are already out that silver is not easy to currently find or obtain.  Silver's applications supersede just a monetary precious metal due to its importance in industrial and commercial applications.  Although it's nicknamed as "poor man's gold", something is definitely afoot here.  Again, I'm basing my statements on the commercial appearance of tenth ounce and quarter ounce fractional denominations.

If and when other minting companies follow suit, you'll have already had a heads up.  The financial collapse storm is coming.  Unlike stocks in the stock market, gold and silver have never gone to zero.  Please keep that thought in the back of your head and thanks for reading this.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hurray! Gargamel Is Finally Dead!

It’s getting so difficult on trying to filter the news being told to us about what really happened in the Osama bin Laden assassination, that it takes a truth filter to run the story through as to separate the fact from the fiction. So, here’s the “unconfirmed” real story of what “might have happened” as could be determined by how the mainstream press reported it.

Acting on news from the elves at the North Pole (who were in their Christmas offseason), the Smurfs were finally in a position to take out Gargamel. It seems that the leprechauns, riding unicorns into battle, took the north side of Pakistan. Their distraction allowed the Smurfs to storm the Mc Donaldland territory of Pakistan. Once the Smurfs got past the forest of the talking trees, the tooth fairy waved her wand and the magic password appeared, showing them where Gargamel was hiding out. Once inside, Papa Smurf asked the Trix Rabbit if that indeed was Gargamel. The Trix Rabbit said that it was.

Gargamel was standing next to Cap’n Crunch, whom was extolling the virtues of 40 plus years of staying crunchy, even in milk. The double agent elves of the North Pole (Snap, Crackle, and Pop) were trying to alert Gargamel that he was in immediate danger. They were detained by Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, who was suspecting the three rogue elves might be involved in protecting Gargamel.

Meanwhile, Papa Smurf alerted the Super Friends at the Hall of Justice. Wendy and Marvin came storming in behind Aquaman, who was riding a giant seahorse and blowing out commands through a large conch shell. Gargamel exclaimed and swallowed a jumbo Gobstopper, which had just turned to the color yellow, and it choked him to death. This time, no one was there to apply the Heimlich technique to save Gargamel, whom had a track record of choking on Gobstoppers, according to the Federation of Bullies and Instigators’ own records.

Green Lantern beamed Gargamel into a detaining casket, which was created by his ring. He then flew up and into outer space, where the Starship Enterprise was waiting for them. There, Green Lantern and his detainee were brought on board, greeted by the ship’s crew and the other Super Friends. Gargamel was shot into space (as they once did to Spock) and the world cheered on that the dreaded Gargamel was no longer a threat.

The government of the United States of Disneyland did issue a warning though. The bad guys were still out there. They had intelligence that the nemesis of Simba had faked his own death, and that Scar was getting ready to lead a larger offensive against the Disneyland citizens.

Unfortunately, if this makes any sense to you, then you obviously have bought into one of the multitude of official stories the mainstream media has been passing off as real news.