Archive for March, 2008
We’ve been warned in so many ways, so many times. We’ve ignored it all.
Here’s another sign. We are ignoring that too?
What will it take for YOU to finally get it- business-as-usual is destroying our country. This is our LAST CHANCE. We may not really even HAVE a last chance before everything comes crashing down around us.
What about THIS? Will this motivate you to turn of the ‘propaganda machine’ and start rejecting the lies?
What are you going to do?
Greenspan Globetrotting, advising Oil Countries to pull out of the dollar even though it would destroy American economy.
Did you REALLY believe that this private corporation has YOUR interests, or the interests of America at heart?
Watch THIS before you allow our politicians to expand the powers of the Federal Reserve.
From Ron Paul people SICK of being abused by the Federal Reserve and our ‘Representatives’ who have permitted this travesty and are NOW seeking to turn over Governmental Powers and Policing to a PRIVATE CORPORATION.
Time to start SCREECHING, to DEMAND ACTION and ACCOUNTABILITY.
THIS MUST BE RELENTLESS.
Subject: Call Congress! Abolish the counterfeit moneymakers!
The NYT just announced that, despite ALL the missteps and ‘incompetence‘ the Federal Reserve has foisted on the American people so far, that on Monday, the Treasury is introducing a NEW PLAN: giving the Federal Reserve WIDE NEW SWAT-TYPE POLICING POWER.
Read this: “The Treasury Department will propose on Monday that Congress give the Federal Reserve broad new authority to oversee financial market stability, in effect allowing it to send SWAT teams into any corner of the industry or any institution that might pose a risk to the overall system.”
Did ANYONE, even Ron Paul, see THIS coming???
At the end of the day, the Fed will assume ownership of all those 40% of homes that have been foreclosed on, and is looking forward to the 60% or more yet to come. We haven’t even gotten halfway through THAT nightmare yet, or had time to document and bring to justice those RESPONSIBLE for it.
NOW, based on… what???…. the Congress is actually considering giving the Fed policing power to enter ANY BANK, ANY FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, ANY INVESTMENT FIRM and seize ALL ASSETS and records including YOURS.
Do you REALLY believe that you’ll get your retirement funds back from anyplace that has been so policed that way? Where is the RIGHT TO PRIVATE PROPERTY in all this???
Read this and weep: “Democratic lawmakers are all but certain to say the proposal does not go far enough in restricting the kinds of practices that caused the financial crisis. Many of the proposals, like those that would consolidate regulatory agencies, have nothing to do with the turmoil in financial markets. And some of the proposals could actually reduce regulation.”
The Democrats have an even DIFFERENT agenda for their puppet masters!
Though this plan is SUPPOSED to be all about this mortgage crisis: “The plan would not rein in practices that have been linked to the housing and mortgage crisis, like packaging risky subprime mortgages into securities carrying the highest ratings.”
Then WHAT THE HELL IS THIS FOR???
Here is a CLUE for politicans with their greasy palms out: “The blueprint also suggests several areas where the S.E.C. should take a lighter approach to its oversight. Among them are allowing stock exchanges greater leeway to regulate themselves and streamlining the approval of new products, even allowing automatic approval of securities products that are being traded in foreign markets.” (Isn’t this what CREATED the problem in the first place???)
“Both see the Fed overseeing risk across the entire financial spectrum, but Mr. Frank is likely to favor a stronger Fed role and to subject investment banks to the same rules that commercial banks now must follow, especially for capital reserves.
The Treasury plan would let Fed officials examine the practices and even the internal bookkeeping of brokerage firms, hedge funds, commodity-trading exchanges and any other institution that might pose a risk to the overall financial system.
That would be a significant expansion of the central bank’s regulatory mission.”
So, here WE are, DEMANDING an END to the Fed, and what do our ‘representatives’ give us instead? Who are they going to use to ‘police’ this- Blackwater who now has immunity from shoot-to-kill crimes against Americans?
Let this be very clear: The SYSTEM that has brought us to this mess, that Americans are DEMANDING be dismantled in favor of a Constitutional monetary system, is INSTEAD being GIVEN MORE POWER to sustain itself and ENFORCE itself against all disagreement.
And, McCain’s position? “Many news reports have pointed out that Mr. McCain more or less came out against aid for troubled homeowners: government assistance “should be based solely on preventing systemic risk,” which means that big investment banks qualify but ordinary citizens don’t. ”
Hillary? “Mrs. Clinton’s suggestion that she might convene a high-level commission, including Alan Greenspan — who bears a lot of responsibility for this crisis — had echoes of the excessively comfortable relationship her husband’s administration developed with the investment industry.”
We’re already bankrupt but they want to INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE GOVERNMENT FURTHER:
“This plan would consolidate a large number of regulators into roughly three big new agencies.”
They want to subsume government’s Constitutional responsibilities under outside non-Constitutional private entities:
“Bank supervision, now divided among five federal agencies, would be led by a Prudential Financial Regulator,which could send examiners into any bank or depository institution that is protected by either federal deposit insurance or other federal backstops”
If THAT isn’t a recipe for corruption and cronyism, I’ve never seen one! Even the mafia never had government sanction to make ‘offers that bankers can’t refuse’ and legalized, taxpayer funded guns-and-muscle private militias to back it up without fear of penalty or censure!
And they justify it ‘prophetically?’
“Our present regulatory framework was born of Depression-era events and is not well suited for today’s environment where billions of dollars race across the globe with the click of a mouse,” said the organization’s chief executive, T. Timothy Ryan Jr.”
They are preparing to ENFORCE, by any means necessary, ELECTRONIC currency and by-pass Constitutional government to do so by putting it all into the private hands of the global bankers!
Time to pull EVERY asset you’ve got, before any of this goes into effect. Pull your retirement funds, pull funds out of the banks, dump your stocks, ALL OF IT. Gonna take a hit? This will be NOTHING compared to what kind of a hit you’ll be facing SOON.
Take everything you’ve got and go anywhere you can- pawn shops, yard sales, estate sales, coin shops, and buy all the genuine gold and silver you can get your hands on. It isn’t going to be long and the government will be telling us that owning gold and silver is a risk to the overall system of electronic currency- it will be illegal to own or transfer your gold or silver soon!
We were figuring there would be time- time to establish an alternate currency (not an RFID Amero), time to peacefully transfer what assets you had from a collapsing or collapsed dollar into a genuinely American government currency backed by hard assets.
“Whether there is a formal, legal change in the Fed’s power over Wall Street or not, the recent measures, which were taken under a 1930s law that can only be exploited in “unusual and exigent circumstances,” represent a massive departure from past practice…. This latest episode has highlighted that the world has changed, as has the role of other non-bank financial institutions, and the interconnectedness among all financial institutions…. a broader role may be the result of the unprecedented intervention and are being forced to consider whether it makes sense to expand the scope of their formal powers over the investment industry.
“This will redefine the Fed’s role,” said Charles Geisst, a Manhattan College finance professor who wrote a history of Wall Street. “We have to realize that central banking now takes into its orbit everything in the financial system in one way or another. Whether we like it or not, they’ve recreated the financial universe.”
Admittedly I’m a bit behind in my reading and I finally got to this post tonight. Evidently, taking to heart what L Ron Hubbard said, (ANYONE can stand on a corner and declare themselves an expert in ANYTHING- sooner or later SOMEONE will believe it), Calacanis upped his ‘credibility’ again by attacking Seth Godin and his Squidoo site with the same, old, assaultive and abusive battering ram.
Let me quote: “Calacanis is invoking Seth Godin’s Squidoo service and remarking about the large amount of content on Squidoo that is stolen and is overpopulated with “affiliate spam“. Why does Squidoo even exists? It exists to pollute the internet. There is nothing of value there.”
I, and LOADS of other honest, hardworking and creative Squidoo members are sick and tired of being beaten up by YOU. The problem with having your mouth open yelling all the time is that you NEVER use your ears.
You don’t share your ‘income’ with contributors as Seth does. You keep it ALL for yourself. In fact, I’ve heard from my favorite GENUINE, creative webmastering experts that if a newbie seo person wants to know what SEO topics Google says is ‘hot right now’ all they need to do is follow YOUR tricks and your lead, trying to capture the latest surge of interest and the greatest number of click thru ads, to enrich yourself. Get it while its HOT, in other words. That, despite the fact that you say that ‘seo is bullshit.’
Why do you care that people are trying to make a decent living from affiliate sales? What do you care how people share their expertise, their stories, their favorites, their struggles, and perhaps earn a little extra for their families for doing so? Why do you care if people like the Amish offer their goods through affiliation, or Brazilian weavers, or European woodcarvers, to hopefully increase the sales to their little businesses?
Shall we all turn EVERYTHING over to you? Forget it. You don’t care enough about anyone but yourself to trust all that to.
No thanks. You’re not even polite. I’d be embarrassed to have you at my family reunion, and that’s saying a LOT. They can put up with almost anybody.
Let’s take a look at the pollution coming out of your own mouth: “Anyone here from PayPerPost? You need to kill yourself. I’m kidding. Well, I wouldn’t mind it if you did.”
More NONSENSE: “Truth is, much of this affiliate stuff is bullshit ponzi scheme where people got lucky and made a lot of money not doing much.”
But THEN: “You guys think small. Holding up a 6 figure check is just pathetic. That’s your industry’s biggest success? Really?“
And, of course, this: “The semantic web is a way to confuse people by making them feel as if they are too stupid to build good sites. But seriously, realize you’re at the bottom of the food chain and fight up. Create loving, long-term relationships with users based on high-quality content and services.” (Like Seth Godin, perchance???)
STEALING John Lennon’s old line: Mahalo is bigger and better than Jesus because it’s so easy to find great content.
You’re stealing position, but by KEYWORD TRICKS, and you say “If you run an affiliate site, you should be scared to death of me because we’re going to take your rank by making better content.” ANYONE can ‘view source’ on a web browser and discover what keywords are working for a given page. Why should we fear YOU?
I’m sure you could be more insulting, if you had more time and a BIGGER AUDIENCE. But, you can’t make better content than the links I’ve provided here. You’re not capable of it. You don’t have enough experience, enough different passions, to create content like that.
Thank goodness that it is still a FREE COUNTRY, and if we prefer to participate in the program that GENTLEMAN Seth Godin has going, and many of the Squidoo members are grateful for the opportunity, then we have the right to do so without answering to you.
In my estimation you owe a LOT of FINE PEOPLE an apology, at Squidoo and beyond, all those people who are working hard to make their online businesses succeed, trying hard to provide a living for their children, trying hard to fulfill the promise of web 2.0 to make a COMMUNITY of the inhabitants of the world. If they can interest their communities in products or services offered through affiliate sites, then everyone wins.
None of that will happen if you have your say… your speaking makes that all too clear.
Everything that came out of your mouth is meaningless opinion based on OLD, OUTDATED information. Squidoo has effectively dealt with the spam problem that came down on all of the members heads, and that was ages ago. But you know that, you’re not THAT out of touch, but the dig is just too – pleasurable – for you.
Like you, we won’t forget. I think its a wise business decision for the Affiliate providers to forget- forget to invite you to future events or risk alienating a LOT of customers and those who sell through affiliations.
There is a list of reasons to FIGHT RFID chipping that is as long as I am tall. Those are all issues of principle and Constitution, freedom and rights.
There are also reasons to fight it based on prophecy and scripture, as the Amish are doing, not to mention their OWN constitutional rights.
But that doesn’t cover them all, not by a long shot.
There are health risks associated with using implanted RFID chips, more about which I’ll write later.
Another BIG reason, that NO ONE can do anything about, is nature herself.
An article entitled “Prepare for the Worst- Sun Storms are about to get UGLY” says: “Every 11 years or so, the sun gets a little pissy. It breaks out in a rash of planet-sized sunspots that spew superhot gas, hurling clouds of electrons, protons, and heavier ions toward Earth at nearly the speed of light. These solar windstorms have been known to knock out power grids and TV broadcasts, and our growing reliance on space-based technology makes us more vulnerable than ever to their effects. On January 3, scientists discovered a reverse-polarity sunspot, signaling the start of a new cycle — and some are predicting that at its peak (in about four years) things are gonna get nasty. Here’s a forecast for 2012.”
Already we know that RFID chips are affected and affecting things like pacemakers and electromagnetic fields. Imagine having one of these things implanted that can fry entire power-grid systems and force airplanes down from the sky?
It isn’t the normal human body that is necessarily badly affected by solar flares and sun storms. But technology, that relies on electricity, on magnetic fields, on metals certainly is.
An RFID chip program designed to track everyone on the planet will necessarily require satellites for the purpose, satellites that will be FRIED by just the right sunspot. Since there is NO PROTECTION against this normal activity of nature, and it is very clear that its destruction is emmanent before we even begin, wouldn’t it be reasonable to demand the government JUSTIFY its expenditures for a system that is doomed before it begins?
It seems to me that nature herself prefers that the human beings she nurtures are happy and free. RFID chip tracking of every human on the planet is a serious violation of that on every conceivable level. You don’t need to believe in prophecy to believe in the destruction of the RFID technology- you only need to believe that there IS a sun, that it exists and that it just doesn’t care what technology its flares destroy.