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Friday, December 9, 2011

     I hear a lot of people blaming capitalism for this boom and bust economy that we all have grown so fond of. They point to guys living in the Mansions sipping martinis and laughing about how their summer home was such a cute little thing in its six bedroom glory. Its easy to be jealous. everyone has been jealous, especially those people. Now not to say that these people can't be heartless evil monsters, but they are just people. Those people over there are just guilty of being in the right place at the right time. America is supposed to be THE place where everybody can have a dream. Lets

think of it like this:

You and you friends would like a piece of the American dream. one day you all start a bicycle shop down in the old barber shop Owned by old man Sam. Old man Sam says he'll let you rent the store

for $100 a month. Now seeing as there is no option to start your endeavour without using a property owned by him, because they all are, you all agree. You become great Friends with Sam because he helps you out from time to time, and you see him everyday as he lives above the store. You end up helping him Take out the garbage, driving his wife to get groceries he comes to depend on you and you come to depend on him. You Work as hard as you possibly can, and make great money....So much money some of the other guys around town decide they want to start a bicycle shop. Well old man Sam rents a property to them for $200 a month Because he likes money, but "Oh I don't know about two bicycle shops in town". They do Okay but not great, and Old man Sam doesn't like the new business men because they are taking business from his Friends, but he needs their money so he lets them stay. After about a month the newer business owner come up with a great idea. They offer free service to the bicycles they sell to boost business. This idea takes off very well, and your business is in the dumps. One day you and old man Sam are out playing golf and you happen to mention that business is getting slow, you take him out for his favorite bar and buy him a few drinks like you always do. The next day Sam walks up to the newer shop and notifies them that they can only work from 7 in the morning to noon and if they don't install a new garage door that he approves before the next month they can't run their shop anymore. The new hours kill their clientele so they have to let go of all of the employees they had, and the new garage door that he approved doesn't keep their heat in so they can't keep their shop warm in the winter months. They hold on to their dream until every red cent they had earned is drained from their pockets. Now who's the bad guy? The blame may fall on the original shop a little for stoking the fire, but the old man that over charged them and over regulated them to the point that they had to shut down ACTED on his own. The newer shop didn't have a chance because he created an environment that was impossible to thrive in.

Is this capitalism? Now how can capitalism be to blame if it isn't even allowed to function. The problem with all of this is when the rich are allowed to influence the government more than an

average man, the outcome will not be good for capitalism, It will not be good for our country. Don't hate on capitalism hate on cronyism, or crony capitalism.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pearl Harbor, WW3, and Our Freedom

I really really do not want to sound fringe. If this ends up sounding fringe everybody will dismiss it, and the lesson will be missed. Please Read this with an open mind.

    A long while back an event happened. This event was probably one of the biggest events in our history. You all would know it as the starting pistol for World War II. Pearl Harbor. Now for Decades the American people have heard a little voice in the form of people they believed think a little different...."They knew pearl harbor was going to happen and let it happen." All those nut cases blabbing that it was let to happen.... Well : thenewamerican story story A Freedom Of Information Act form actually, finally answers that those nut cases. weren't nuts. Prior to Pearl Harbor we were already engaged in an economic war with Japan. We had sanctions, an embargo the whole nine yards.   Robert Higgs of the Independent Institute explains:

In 1939 the United States terminated the 1911 commercial treaty with Japan. “On July 2, 1940, Roosevelt signed the Export Control Act, authorizing the President to license or prohibit the export of essential defense materials.” Under this authority, “[o]n July 31, exports of aviation motor fuels and lubricants and No. 1 heavy melting iron and steel scrap were restricted.” Next, in a move aimed at Japan, Roosevelt slapped an embargo, effective October 16, “on all exports of scrap iron and steel to destinations other than Britain and the nations of the Western Hemisphere.” Finally, on July 26, 1941, Roosevelt “froze Japanese assets in the United States, thus bringing commercial relations between the nations to an effective end. One week later Roosevelt embargoed the export of such grades of oil as still were in commercial flow to Japan.”[2] The British and the Dutch followed suit, embargoing exports to Japan from their colonies in southeast Asia.

Well. That's not a big deal we post sanctions against countries all the time!! Sorry sanctions are an Act of War. Economic war.

I bet that all of this here reminds you of something. Iran. I'm sorry but this Drone you have heard about in the news lately, its the first in a long line of little reasons they will give for a war with Iran. Probably this list will end with a big fabricated reason, Probably a little more 9/11 a little less Pearl Harbor, but this reason will have one thing in common with those. A lot of Americans and A lot of our tiny scraps of the freedoms that make this country great will be dead.

I'm sure that our Government will also take advantage of the fear to make sure The National Defense Authorization Act gets passed. Then they wont have to work around all these damn tea partiers, and  Occupy wall street protesters. They will just lock them up, The whole while saying  "its only meant for terrorists! We
would never lock up our own citizens!". well, I'm going to bet you that in Nazi Germany they didn't think that the government that was coming into power to take care of them and redistribute the Jews wealth would end up enslaving them, Killing some of them just for speaking against the evil. If you just sit there and ignore this, change the subject when people speak about it or tune out, Things WILL get worst.

These politicians sold you out long ago and are very sure you are too dumb to even notice what they are doing. Do you think its a coincidence that the National Defense Authorization Act has an amendment to define America as a BATTLE GROUND, and its people are all possible enemy combatants all around the time half our country is protesting the government and how its run? Do you really want to be tortured because you said you didn't like what our government is doing? I hope not. Because I don't.

Open your eyes, because we are gearing up for a war with Iran. There have been so many pokes and prods from us, and it seems to me very one sided.  We fund groups in Iran to destabilize their regime, there are mysterious cyber attacks like the computer viruses that happened to find their way into nuclear centrifuges, Murders of scientists, The list goes on. Hell look where our troops are right now:

Our Government is not subtle.

Poking Iran is not our biggest problem Though. Russia and China are both warning against an attack on Iran. Russia is sending Military to Iran's ally Syria. This is about to be a very serious problem. If we strike Iran Pakistan, Russia, China They are all on the other team. I'm not sure if you have ever played risk, but if you control Asia you are not eating at the little kids table.

Oh Poppy cock!! We fought in Iraq and they didn't start up the world war 3 headlines. We fought in Afghanistan, we carried out illegal covert operations in Pakistan, we have done all these things and the was no world war 3. Well I hate to have to be the guy to say it but every one is sick of our shit.

Russia is accusing us of tampering with their elections, Germany thinks that the world financial collapse is all a big plot cooked up by our bankers and politicians, and I have to dig through hundreds of On-line news sources and take notes to read between the lines enough to even know part of the story. Its sick and its blatant, but you wont hear about it. Not on CNN. Not on FOX. Not on MSNBC.
Not in your paper.                                                                  

Obama has been doing a pretty ugly FDR impersonation lately. Lets hope it's just to get votes.