Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Battle Has Begun

Her we are in another primary season. We are looking at who we want to nominate to run against President Obama? Who do we want to nominate to run against Debbie Stabenow? Are we happy with our state legislator or do we want to replace them with who? Lots of questions here.

All over the state we have various groups and everyone is getting behind this one or that one, depending on what they consider to be Conservative Issues. I hear things like, "My Johny Candidate is more electable because of name recognition." Never mind how Johny voted in the past, he is the only one who can win.

Now look, I've been hearing for years, and years, and years this mindset. Can anyone here define "MANIPULATION"? If your Johny didn't vote within their Constitutional Limited Job Description before, why would you ever put that person in another position of authority again?

I'm not sure if it's because people in this state are just afraid to look at another candidate who is honest, incorruptible, and willing to honor their oath to Defend and Protect the Constitution of the United States and the State of Michigan.

There was one Tea Party group here in Michigan in 2010 that didn't fall for the "My Johny" theory. Grand Rapids elected Justin Amash. They worked tirelessly and it paid off. They sent Justin Amash to Congress. It makes me want to move back to Kent County because Muskegon County just doesn't get it. But then I guess that's why Muskegon is on Forbes top ten list of the "Worst Cities To Find A Job"

But than again, one must assess the mentality of the average Muskegon Tea Party member. Here's an example.

"Really I have no use for it, just taking up space, anyone want it, going....going..."

#1 Worst Small City for Jobs…Jackson, Mi.
Apr.30, 2009 in Business Advice, Leadership
So I turn on the local news station tonight, and the first this I hear is something like this…”Jackson, MI makes it to #1 on Forbes list…but it is not for something they want to be recognized for.”

Jackson, MI is the hometown that I LOVE! It was a hit to hear that has ranked my town as the #1 worst small city in the U.S. for Job Opportunities. The following is from the Fox News web site…

“It’s all subjective information,” says Jackson city councilman Dan Greer of the report.Yes, unemployment in Jackson is at 13.4 percent, but Greer says Jackson is adding jobs, from Brownfield projects to Smartzone facilities.

“I can tell you Jackson’s doing very well, especially in the medical profession and health care,” Greer says.

The report cites Jackson’s drop in manufacturing as a reason for its dubious honor, but Surgener sees that as an opportunity.

“There are jobs here in Jackson. Jobs are being created. We’re shifting away from manufacturing and more to service jobs,” he says.

“I hate to sound like Bob Barker but come on down,” Greer says. “The price is right, we have the right economic tools. We’re willing to go to work for you.”
They’re looking for the sweet in a pretty sour report.

Six out of the ten worst small cities for jobs, according to Forbes, were in Michigan; Jackson, Battle Creek, Muskegon-Norton Shoes, Grand Haven-Holland, Saginaw and Flint. FULL STORY

Lets take a look at some of the reading I found today. I hope that everyone takes a little time to read through this and start connecting the dots. When you start with the first article here, and work you way through to the last one, perhaps, just maybe, you will start to understand why Ron Paul has such a committed base that for some reason, the Republicans and Democrats not only envy, but for some reason outright hate.

China Seen Overtaking India As Top Gold Buyer

India, China and Europe were the main drivers of investment demand, which comprises the purchase of gold bars and coins as well as exchanged-traded funds, the WGC said, as the protracted debt crisis in Europe heightened the yellow metal's appeal.
Growing wealth in China, where gold is traditionally favored, has combined with economic uncertainty as well as inflationary pressure to spur rapid growth in the country's demand for the precious metal, which investors view both as a commodity and as a store of value in times of uncertainty. FULL STORY

Utah House Passes Bill Recognizing Gold, Silver as Legal Tender
Published March 04, 2011 |

Utah took its first step Friday toward bringing back the gold standard when the state House passed a bill that would recognize gold and silver coins issued by the federal government as legal currency. FULL STORY

More US states seek gold, silver currency
Friday, February 3rd 04:49 PM IST

Lawmakers from 13 states, including Minnesota, Tennessee, Iowa, South Carolina and Georgia, are seeking approval from their state governments to either issue their own alternative currency or explore it as an option.

Just three years ago, only three states had similar proposals in place. FULL STORY

Do any of you see Michigan taking measures to counter the coming inflation? Oh, that's right, were working on passing the Fair Tax as a Baby Step toward the Steam roller that's coming at us.

Lets take a look at what happened back in 2007 during our last Primary Campaign.

Liberty Dollar office raided

The future of an Evansville-based company that produces a "private voluntary barter currency" known as the Liberty Dollar is in question after federal agents raided the facility this week, according to an e-mail sent by its founder. FULL STORY

Boiling Frogs: Bernard von NotHaus, Convicted for Creating the Liberty Dollar
by PETER B. COLLINS on JUNE 20, 2011

In the latest Boiling Frogs interview, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds, we meet Bernard von NotHaus, convicted as a “domestic terrorist” for creating a private barter system based on a silver coin medallion called the Liberty Dollar. Our guest is quite smart, very funny, and deadly serious. FULL STORY

Moody’s Weighs Ratings Cuts for Major Banks

Moody’s Investors Service headquarters in Manhattan.
LONDON — Moody’s Investors Service has put Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, UBS and more than 100 other financial institutions on notice.

Citing increasingly challenging market conditions, the credit rating agency said it would review its grades for 114 banks based across Europe, as well as eight other financial institutions based elsewhere, including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Nomura. FULL STORY

2010 June 30 - July 6 [FINANCE]
Is a 10% consumption tax really to benefit social welfare services?

To cope with the aging society and increasing poverty, the budget for social security increases every year by one trillion yen. If “covering the shortfall with the consumption tax” goes on, as Kan says, the tax rate will continue to rise.

In the first place, the consumption tax is the most inappropriate resource for social welfare services on the grounds that the regressive tax imposes heavier burdens on lower income earners. It has been 21 years since the consumption tax was introduced. Is there any social welfare program that has improved due to the consumption tax? FULL STORY

Well there you have it. Moody's is going to down grade our Bailout Banks three steps and Japan and the EU who have had a Consumption Fair Tax for years are saying it isn't working.

Now I understand that as "Just a Housewife" I'm by no means an expert like the great Economist's we see on TV. They keep telling us there isn't going to be a crises, just like there wasn't a Dot Com Bubble, Housing Bubble, so there isn't going to be a Dollar Bubble either. Can't be, all the great thinkers in all the great think tanks say so.

One of my readers did a little research on Butter that relates to the post below. I just thought I would share it with you.

Hi Rose;

I've been assisting Sherman Institute with their start-up and have been using an 1872 Arithmetic textbook to compile word problems. In that 1872 textbook (;view=thumb;size=100;id=nyp.33433069101313;q1=the%20first;page=root;orient=0#page/n0/mode/1up is a later edition, but the cost for butter had not changed) butter was at $.16/lb. To do a "reality check", I checked to see if the cost of butter had realy increased, or if the value of our dollar had decreased. The calculator at "measuring worth" only goes up to 2010, however, is consistent with what was said in the post.

The following comparison for .16 in 2010 "real price" dollars was copied from the measuring worth site.

"If you want to compare the value of a $0.16 Commodity in 1872 there are three choices. In 2010 the relative: real price of that commodity is $2.95 . . . "

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