Dec 302014
Like most of the civilized world (it seems anyway) I am on Facebook, and a recent post (and comments in response) about how bad (or good, depending on perspective) Barack Obama is as gold-and-dollarspresident morphed into a private discussion between a commenter and me about hoarding gold, or being a “Gold Bug”.  It is my contention that hoarding gold, or any precious metal for that matter, is a useless endeavor when done as a hedge against a declining or collapsed economy.
Rather than waste a lot of time doing what amounts to re-writing my comment on hoarding gold, I’ll simply share what I wrote on Facebook here:
Carlos, I’m one of those nuts who believes there WILL be an economic collapse. It really doesn’t matter how it happens…intentional due to progressive policies designed to intentionally collapse the system via Cloward-Priven or accidental collapse once the rest of the world gets tired of being paid in worthless dollars that QE whatever number we get up to and decides its time to recognize its worthlessness and chooses to go on some standard besides the dollar.

Regardless of how it happens, the economy WILL collapse.

When it does, civil unrest will inevitably follow, especially in urban and suburban areas. When the shelves at Publix and Kroger go empty and the gas stations cannot pump gas because they don’t have any, dollars…and gold…will be worthless.

What WILL have value? What WILL make a person “rich”, whatever that means?

Simple. The items or skills that will allow people to live, hopefully with some comfort.

A substantial garden, raising a pig or two, a flock of chickens for meat AND for eggs, the ability to communicate outside via cell phones and the Internet like Ham radio operators with stations running on solar, people who can repair “things” (think the old village blacksmith)…THOSE are what will have value and will be valuable as currency.

Gold will be as worthless as the dollar simply because you can’t eat either.

I do all of the above except functioning as the village smithy. I produce my own veggies…and surplus for others. I raise my own pork and poultry…and surplus for others. I am a Ham, and am one of the few that can actually find out what is going on, in the next county, the next state, or across the pond…

And if…when…the time comes, you can’t trade for any of it with dollars or gold, as they would do me no good. I can’t eat them.

I raise pigs. Bring me a side of beef to trade for some pork.

I make my own diesel fuel for my pickup truck. Bring me the skills to repair that truck that I will trade for eggs and poultry.

But DON’T bring me gold.

Oh…one more thing. Come to trade, not take. I’m also well armed, with guns and ammo sufficient to start a small war.

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Dec 192014
 December 19, 2014  Posted by on December 19, 2014 Our Dysfunctional Society Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »

Folks, there are 435 representatives in the House and 100 senators in the Senate.  Of these 535 people, with the exception of perhaps 25 people total in both chambers, Congress is made up of two kinds of people.

In both the House and the Senate, in both the Republican and the Democratic parties, there are only two kinds of people. Congress of the United States

Communists and cowards.

Anyone who can continue to support the Obama administration after his all out assault on the Constitution and the rule of law, his going around our system of checks and balances in things like  his unilateral changing of immigration laws, his unilateral changing of the Affordable Care Act, and his use of the IRS against as a weapon against his political detractors is a communist.  Period.

Anyone who watches and opposes this and does nothing, who allows this usurpation of Congressional power with no response except talk (and talk and talk, ad nauseum) is in violation of their oath of office to defend the Constitution and is a coward.  Period.

So…which group are your representative and senators in?  Are they communists or cowards?

Its one or the other.

Nov 272014

I’m not sure what good can really come of all this madness in Ferguson.

Maybe if people were willing to take a step back, examine the situation, look at the facts, and humble themselves to the point where they can admit they had it wrong, maybe then there would be some hope here. But, sadly, I don’t think they’re willing to do that.

That’s what’s most disheartening to me. Forget the riots and the arson and all of that — what causes me to despair is that so many people have such little concern for the truth.  Has it ever been this bad before?  Has any civilization ever been so hostile to truth? In this day and age we have access to all of the information in the world, yet we remain so willfully blind. It’s a tragedy.

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Aug 102014

OK folks…this is a bit long…58 minutes in total…but its worth it. It is a collection of YouTube snippets of South Carolina US Representative Trey Gowdy.

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Aug 032014
 August 3, 2014  Posted by on August 3, 2014 Our Dysfunctional Society 1 Response »

A pretty damn accurate description of Barack Obama:cicero

“”A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.”
by: Marcus Tullius Cicero
(106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator
Source: Attributed. 58 BC, Speech in the Roman Senate*