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Sold up a River

It is now undeniable that our government leadership is hopelessly wallowing in moral and ethical decay.  Even with the Tea Party victories this past November, it appears that our government leaders are almost powerless against the corrupt Washington political machine.  The recent caving in of House Republicans to the measly 39 Crippling Debtbillion in spending cuts would be laughable if it were not so tragically sad.  It is even more sad that John Boehner thinks that the temporary fix was a victory for our side.  39 billion dollars barely services the national debt for the month.  Recently World Net Daily published an open letter to our weak-kneed Speaker of the House and is reprinted here for your reading pleasure:

Dear Mr. Speaker:

Recently you met with Barack Obama and concluded he is not serious about
making meaningful spending cuts and budgeting reforms that are desperately
needed to the nation’s economic challenges.

I am surprised it took you this long to recognize a reality so obvious to
most of us.

But better late than never.

Now that you understand there is no bargaining with Obama or the Democrats in
the Senate, why are you still doing just that? Isn’t it about time you realize
 that you and your House Republican majority are holding all the cards necessary
to force the cuts and reforms we need?

Most House Republicans are prepared right now to say no to raising the debt
limit. And if House Republicans say no, the answer is no. It means no more
borrowing – period. It spells real cuts of about $1 trillion this year
 – not $4 trillion over 10 years. It means no more Obamacare. It means no more
unconstitutional Department of Education. It means no more Planned Parenthood
subsidies. It means no more NPR and PBS funding. It means the end of programs
and even departments and agencies Republicans have rhetorically opposed for 30
years.

This is your opportunity to go down in history as a great House speaker – to
take a stand for the Constitution, for limited government, for fiscal sanity and
for no more borrowing.

Can I ask you, Mr. Speaker, what are you waiting for?

Saying no to more borrowing does not mean default on loan obligations. It
simply means forcing the Democrats to do what they will never do through
cajoling, through negotiating or through compromise.

It’s time to stop cutting piecemeal. It is getting us nowhere. It is not
responsible to keep borrowing – even if it means borrowing less than in the
past. You can’t fix a debt problem through more borrowing. Deal-making with the
Democrats now only means continuing business as usual.

Is conducting business the reason you wanted to be speaker of the House?

I don’t know if you are counting heads within your own House majority, but I
am.

By my count, 142 House Republicans are already firmly lined up to vote no on
raising the debt limit. In other words, the only way you can pass it as speaker
 is by siding with the Democrats. You’ve got to change your position on this or
you have no bargaining leverage with those who want to keep the
borrowing-and-spending machine running.

I don’t know how to say this any more plainly: You are on the wrong side of
this issue. And if you persist in giving the Democrats the cover they need to
continue borrowing, they will never be serious about cutting spending.

In fact, there is only one thing you can do as speaker to get the Democrats
to cut spending – say no to raising the debt limit.

Listen to your fellow House Republicans. Listen to your constituents. This is
not a time for timidity and halfway measures. It’s not a time for business as
usual. This is a time for decisive and bold action designed to save our country
from bankruptcy and economic ruin.

I hope your eyes were opened in your meeting with Obama.

I hope you recognize how he took you to the cleaners with another continuing
resolution compromise.

I hope you recognize what you are up against.

I hope you realize that Democrats are not about to suddenly become fiscally
responsible.

Use the only weapon you have to force reform and responsibility.

Shift the debate away from these continuing resolutions and government
shutdowns to the bigger picture: It’s time to stop borrowing altogether and
start forcing the kind of cuts that can get Washington back on
track.

END OF ARTICLE

America the PoorWith our nation literally tittering on the brink of economic doom, the lack of moral strength and determination will push us over the edge.  Silver is now moving toward the $43-$44 mark and may even pass the $50 mark of 1981.  I have little hope for the future of this country unless drastic action is taken now.  But I fear we are too late.  Japans devastating tsunami and nuclear accident, which has been now upgraded to level 7 making it on par with the Chernobyl accident in Soviet Russia in the 80’s, is being felt here as many Japanese companies are shut down or on short hours due to lack of parts.  The 2nd quarter earning reports coming out in July will be a stinging reality check for the world, as they see what effect Japan’s devastated economy (third largest in the world) will have on the rest of the world.

For the prudent I suggest stocking up on foodstuffs and essentials such as water, medicine and heating fuel.  My family has been preparing for this for some time and does not come as a shock to us.

HealthZombie

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Posted by on April 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Obama’s Illegal War

“The President does not have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” — Senator Barak Obama, December 20th, 2007

It is no doubt that the Libyan dictator Col. Moamar Qaddafi is a menace to the Middle East, especially to his own people. But does that mean that the United States government can attack another country without the UMMM uhh ummmauthorization of the American people,i.e. Congressional approval? Apparently President George Bush and Vise-President Dick Cheney thought so in the summer of 2002 when the Bush Administration sought to overthrow the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. But before we actually went to war in 2003, the Bush Administration did seek a vote in Congress to authorize military action against Iraq.

President Obama has shown us his inability to lead at home and now there is no question that he is not capable as Commander-in-Chief to lead this nation militarily. In the weeks leading up to the attack, Obama vacillated back and forth on Libya, even to the point that now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has come out and declared that she will not be tagging along after 2012, because of his inability to make hard choices in the time necessary. Since the attack we have heard no hard goals for the military action and even Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has admitted that one of the possible outcomes of Obama’s “Little War” is that the despot Qaddafi could stay in power. In Brazil, Obama declared that we (the USA) would not deploy troops on the ground. This is nothing more that political wrangling and not only should President Obama step down as an inept military leader, but the Admiral Mullens as well. No successful military action can be complete without the use of ground forces and any military action that keeps Qaddafi in power is a waste of valuable resources and money.

There are calls from both sides of the aisle in Congress to impeach the President for violating the constitutional mandate to get approval from Congress before committing American lives and resources to military attack. As quoted above, then Senator Barak Obama, in 2007 stated that the President of the United States does not have the power to commit American forces to a military action without the Congress.  Last week the President sought UN approval and approval of the Arab League, but he refused to seek approval from the one body that he by law must seek and that is the approval of the Congress of the United States of America

Both the Arab League and the African Union have condemned the acBOOM!tion and the coalition is falling apart as we speak. The situation is fraught with many uncertainties, none the least is President Obama’s ultimate goals. The Middle East is erupting in protests and revolts against dictators who are predominately Sunni Muslims versus the Shiite populace. Theres no guarantee that the regimes that replace these dictators will be friendly to the United States or Israel and may actually lead to the re-birth of the Islāmic Caliphate which would put the entire world on a precipitous war footing and bring about a nuclear exchange. Iran is currently plotting, planning and carrying out efforts to bring about this apocalyptic scenario.

Watch these videos for more information: Andrea Mitchell Reports, The ED SHOW

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Islam vs Democracy (via News About Iran)

MUSLIM intoleranceOur Western Democracies really have no clue of who they are really dealing with. We think that democracy is the answer to the Islamic problem. It’s not. Nor will it ever be. The recent uprisings and protests which are being called student demonstrations for democratic change are strangely reminiscent of Iran 1979. Most of the Egyptian protestors who were polled believed that Sharia Law should be installed in Egpt. Shariah Law only benefits the Muslim not us infidels, a fact that seems to be lost in several American communities who are advocating introducing it into American culture. Any Islamic Court is opposed to democratic reforms. The status of women for instance is barbaric in a 21st Century world.  Islamic Aparthied

“Islam rejects Democracy” and it’s not what we say, it’s what the Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi said some days ago. As we said before, Mesbah-Yazdi is AN’s mentor and wants to cause the
apocalyptic conditions that will surround the return of Mahdi, the Islamic Messiah . He said: “The people have not the right to choose the leader. God appoint the leader and the people should just obey God’s order …. The people have not the right to choose the Presiden … Read More
 

Labor Unions – The New Mafia

Any discussion about Labor Unions is bound to stir up a lot of emotion, even for yours truly.  But having seen the antics of the unions in the last few years, I have to speak out about the ultimate criminal element among us – the Union strike lineLabor Unions.  And I don’t want any of you wiseguys trying to take pot shots at me suggesting that I’m ignorant about Labor Unions.

I grew up on the streets of Detroit, THE union capital of America, or used to be anyways. Home of Jimmy Hoffa the teamsters president and chief bottle washer.   When I was growing up in the 70’s, just about every one I knew had relatives in the unions.  Most of my family was in the Auto Industry so all of them were union workers.  My Dad worked for Chrysler for over 25 years and retired as a UAW worker in the 1990’s.  But it was no secret that he really didn’t like the unions.  I remember all the times, and many they were, when my Dad had to join his fellow Union workers on the picket line.  But he didn’t like doing it.  He would rather be working instead of hijacking Chrysler for more benefits or money.  The money the union gave him to support our family while they were on strike didn’t among to shit.

I worked for a union as a stagehand in the IATSE local 423.  There were a lot of great people in the THE NEW MAFIAunion but the higher-ups were crooked as the day is long.  I was raised to be industrious and hard-working, and I have passed that work ethic on to my children.  But my experience with this union was far from my expectations.  Often the hardworking stage hands were given second-rate assignments, while the older or more political stage hands got the choice assignments, particularly the Business Agents family members who were given the Shop Steward positions almost exclusively.  And many of the artsy-farsty types spent more time talking than actually doing any work.

Of course, my friends and I were the politically incorrect bunch and we often would throw the useless eaters off our crews or trucks on a regular basis.  I was in no way going to have some half-ass stagehand slowing me union thuggerydown.  I was often chastised by the Steward or Useless Eaters for working too hard.  Slow down, make the job last!   A bunch of lazy bastards I call them.

These days unions have far too much political influence and many of the union members are way over-paid.  The Teachers Unions, Teamsters, UAW, and Government employees are putting their hand too far into my pocket and I ready to start chopping off hands.  Most of the Labor Unions are just a legal Mafia, shaking down honest hardworking joes like me through massive entitlements and taxes.

The day has come to burn down the Union brothels, fire the Useless Eaters, and kick some union ass.  I’ve watched the unions my whole life and frankly I’m not  impressed AT ALL!!!!   I don’t need some union boss negotiating terms for me, I’m perfectly capable of negotiating for myself a good deal without having to pay protection money (union dues) to a bunch of Useless Eaters.  I don’t want your hoodlum activist, community organizing, greedy wretches polluting the air I breathe with your vitriol and hate-mongering.  Pack it up!  Get Out! And take your socialist pimp daddy President with you!

HealthZombie

 

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The Coming Worldwide Economic Collapse


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Protests, civil unrest, economic crisis, spiking food and oil prices are all symptoms of a greater problem that unfortunately will not be solved by governments because they lack the political will to change course. A Economic Armeggdon is on the horizon. The Rising Cost of Foodprotests in the Middle East have brought attention to our current financial crisis that affects the entire global economy.  Many factors play into the recent unrest in the Middle East, but particularly in Egypt where food prices are very high and employment pay is very low.   The World Bank’s food price index climbed 15% between October 2010 and January 2011, and now is 29% above its level a year earlier, and only 3% below its June 2008 peak.  The grain price index remains 16%below its peak mainly due to relatively stable rice prices,which are much lower than in 2008. The increase over the last quarter is driven largely by increases in the price of sugar (20%), fats and oils (22%), wheat (20%),and maize (12%). (Taken from Food Price Watch).

However, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the Worldwide Food Price Index is at an all time high, exceeding the 2008 levels which caused global rioting and pushed more than 64 million people into poverty.  Egyptians are hardest hit with the new price spikes, who spent more than 40% of their monthly income on food, more than any other emerging economy. By comparison, Brazilians spend 17%, and 20% in China and Saudi Arabia.  In the United States, we spend only about 13% of our total annual expenditures on food but over 34% on housing.

Crushing National DebtThe National Inflation Association estimated that by 2015, that Americans will be spending almost 40% of their income on food and as little as 10% on housing.  This will be due to the US Governments printing of trillions of new dollars to pay for toxic assets from the housing/sub prime crisis, and government debt which the current administration  spent like drunken sailors.  Americans will pay off their mortgages with depreciated US Dollars but our food cost will skyrocket due to the hyper-inflation that is knocking at our door.  China's Central Bank states that, " Quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve and other central banks cannot address fundamental economic problems but may lead to excessive global liquidity and competitive currency depreciation.." The Chinese believe that this monetary easing is pushing up global commodity prices.

Unfortunately, most of the mainstream press and analysts have their heads in the sand and are ignoring the signs which are continually becoming more and more pronounced.  Financial experts that disagree with the 'part-line' are ignored or ridiculed such as Barry Wilkerson, Porter Stansbury, NIA and many others.  Barry Wilkerson, a partner at the London-based consulting firm, Oliver Wyman, was denied full access to the all important World Economic Forum at Davos Switzerland (2011).  Mr Wilkinson stated that,"The fundamentals haven't been addressed at all...the things that caused the previous crisis - loose monetary policy and trade imbalances - they are actually bigger now than they were then." He also warned in March of 2010 that rising interest payments on the United States' national debt, increased government healthcare and entitlement programs spending will certainly guarantee that the US will see hyper-inflation by 2015.

Food Prices are shyrocketingInstead of awakening to the reality of the coming economic crisis, a veritable economic Armeggedon, Americans continue to spend their time watching American Idol and engaging in other useless entertainment.  We cannot wish away the problem nor will it be solved by ignoring the key reasons for it.   For those of you who are now awake, start buying silver and gold to create a hedge against the coming hyper-inflation. My wife and I buy silver every two weeks or so because the real money experts are saying that Silver prices are starting to rise.  I would also urge some Food storage  as well, dry goods which will keep.  Some time ago we also invested in a seed bank that has various packages of hierloom seeds of varying kinds to be used to grow vegetables and fruits in your own backyard.  Do not buy seeds from your local store since most of them are Genetically Modified.  When it comes to your survival it is best to plan and be prepared.

Educate Yourself:
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Read  AFTERSHOCK, Protect yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown by David Wiedemer, PhD

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Clowns To the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right…

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, (here I am) Stuck in the Middle with you…

.  That great oldies ballad Stuck in the Middle by the 70’s band Stealers Wheels is a classic rock ballad that is so fitting for today, it’s not even funny.  In the past few years, all of us have been looking around us at our national, political and religious leaders and thinking to ourselves, “Are You People For Real?

"All Clowning Aside.."Well I don’t know why I came here tonight, I got the feeling that something ain’t right, I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair, And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs, Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am, Stuck in the middle with you.

As we ponder this, lets remember a few things.  In 2008-2009 we were told Yes We Can – Obama’s mantra for change.  Change to what, was left open to interpretation and now in 2011 we now know what all the hubbub (a highly technical term for you who live in California) was about – a radical change in direction for American politics and governance.

Yes I’m stuck in the middle with you,
Corrupt PoliticianAnd I’m wondering what it is I should do,
It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Losing control, yeah, I’m all over the place,
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

Financially we are in a pickle, so to speak, with our national debt closing in on $14,000,000,000,000.  Thats trillion, with 12 zero’s for those of you who live in Washington D.C.  Not to mention the Obama Health Care fiasco which no one really knows how much it will cost.  But we may have gotten a break, since, the Lower Courts seem to think it’s un-constitutional.   How do you mandate anyone to buy Health Care constitutionally?

Well you started out with nothing,
UHH...UMM...YOU SEE, I uh , umm well IAnd you’re proud that you’re a self made man,
And your friends, they all come crawlin,
Slap you on the back and say,
Please…. Please…..

And we have the Jokers who keep spouting off the weak and tired talking points of the Corporate Giants of Greed.   America has sold out to the special interest groups like Big Money, Big Oil, Big Union and Big Government.   Why attack Afghanistan?    It just couldn’t have been for the 200 years of oil under the earth there, now could it?

Trying to make some sense of it all,
"All Joking Aside..."But I can see that it makes no sense at all,
Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor,
‘Cause I don’t think that I can take anymore
Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

Stimulus packages?  Sure!  The bankers don’t have enough of our money.  In all seriousness, if Congress would have just paid off all American home mortgages, that would have stimulated the Economy, created massive opportunity for jobs creation and business ventures that would have springboard Americans to prosperity.  Just think of what you could do with an extra $600-$1500 per month?  Are our leaders ignorant or just corrupt?

Well you started out with nothing,
And you’re proud that you’re a self made man,
And your friends, they all come crawlin,
Slap you on the back and say,
Please…. Please…..

Well I don’t know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain’t right,
I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you,
Yes I’m stuck in the middle with you,
Stuck in the middle with you.

by HealthZombie

 

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Debt Management

To insure our financial health and success it is imperative to develop sound money and debt  management habits. Good money management tools can make the difference between financial success or just getting by. Many common mistakes can be avoided by using the following money management tips as a filter to assess any potential financial decision. Make the following pointers part of your money management strategy.

Pay yourself!!!!1. Always pay yourself first! Never allow your bills to come before your financial future. Even if it is only twenty or thirty dollars a month, make sure you pay YOU first. This is a huge step for many people who have been taught and are accustomed to living paycheck to paycheck. Getting out of that mindset and rethinking money management is an essential first step in financial stability and eventual success.

2. The three digits that make up your credit score are more important today than ever before. Insurance companies, landlords and even potential employers are using those three numbers to make determinations about you, whether to hire you or allow you to live on their properties. Employers look at your credit score as a way to gauge you as a future employee. As the modern proverb goes; if your house is a mess so are you. When it come to getting loans, lenders are looking at your rating to determine their risk which directly affects your interest rate. 700-750 is good. Above 750 and the lenders will fall all over themselves to give you a loan. And at a very reasonable rate.

3. Do not carry credit card debt. While many believed that carrying some credit debt actually helped their score, since 2008 we have seen the financial woes of many Americans who thought they could borrow their way out of Get Out Of Debt Now!!debt. That might be the way the government operates, but since you cannot create laws to force others to give you money, you must simply learn to live within your means. Since the financial meltdown of 2008, credit card companies are slashing credit lines, increasing interest rates and even closes some accounts, even on good customers. Pay your debt to your card issuers every month in full. If you cannot it’s time to tighten your belt, trim your expenses and pay off all that debt. Get rid of your credit cards if you just cannot control yourself. You’ll thank me later.

4. Buy Wisely! There are people who are struggling financially but have incredible debt notes on their automobiles or homes. In the recent past in was in to have a big house or car. A friend of mine has a monthly payment of over $700 for his tricked out truck. That’s almost three-fourths of my mortgage! Another friend of mine became involved in the sub prime fiasco and was paying almost $3000 per month on his mortgage after the housing market crashed. Make sure you plan for contingencies and financial mishaps along the way when you buy auto’s and especially a home. Murphy’s law: if life is good now just wait awhile, it will change, it always does.

5. Don’t tap into your savings to satisfy your temptations. This is a recipe for disaster. Savings is just that, savings for a future day a long ways down the road. Life’s inconveniences always come at a most unexpected time. Don’t dip into your savings just because you saw a great deal at Sears on the newest 3 speed riding lawn mower with AM/FM/MP3 Stereo. If you really want that mower, save for it!

6. EDUCATE YOURSELF in money management and the way money works. The reason the rich are rich has nothing to do with luck. They know how money works. When you know the principles of how money works, creating wealth is much easier to carry out.

One of the best resources on money management is a 4000 year old book called the bible. AND THAT’S NO JOKE! In it there are many tips and advise on financial matters that are still true even in our modern age:

“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lenders slave.” Proverbs 22:7

Go to http://getdebt/reliefnow.net/blog for Debt relief information and good articles on Debt management.

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