Tuesday, September 30, 2008

An Alternative

1.End the Federal Reserve
Now on face value this seems a bit drastic to some, but along with other items it becomes necessary. The Reserve has a direct history of abuse of trust and power. A quick Google search documents plenty of this.
2.Reduce Government Waste
Not just "welfare", but most of the "intelligence" and "regulatory" commissions. For a quick look at inefficiency watch CSPN, The wasted time with "the distinguished gentleman" crap is laughable. Our "defense" spending has risen in this era of Empire chasing. These effect us not only monetarily, bust also physically and philosophically.
3.Reduce Federal Government, by re instituting States Rights.
4.Allow the "bottom to drop" if the market demands it. It will and has rebuild back to neutral, that is the balance as needed.

Four simple steps, they may cause pain, strife and even tragedy for some. Not to be callous, but sorry. We must return to individual accountability and responsibility. I am sure I have missed a few points but wanted to cover a brief outline of an alternative to the Federal idea of private sector Bailouts.
Look too the past to guide you in the future.
David Crockett : Not Yours To Give
Banking is bad?
Money as Debt
Thomas Jefferson


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Final Request?

In a last ditch effort of "civilly acceptable" areas to address my opposition, I wrote all of my federal legislators with a message similar to the one below.

Dear Sir,

I cannot stress how much I disagree with the current idea of a "bailout" package. Granting more power to the Treasury department and Federal Reserve is the exact opposite of what directions we need to go as a country. The financial meltdown the economists of the Austrian School predicted has arrived and we need to heed the warnings of "Mises", "CATO", and other conservatives of free market, limited government. I cannot and will not support ANY member of congress, or local seat who votes to affirm this disastrous path. I will do everything in my power to make sure that any oppositions to those who vote for this bailout are successful. Thank you for your time, please consider your constituents wishes as you meet on this topic.


I honestly do not believe they give a rats ass, but it is my last shot before I completely abandon all faith in any legislators. God save us, the end is near..... For the first time in my adult life I am genuinely afraid that the end is near. Do what you can while you can, hopefully clearer heads may prevail.



Parental Advisory, Explicit Language

MR. President, members of congress,
Anyone who is proposing forward movement of the proposed “bailout” package is a traitor to this country and needs to be treated accordingly. (Package details here) Any agreements and pacts that have been made between this governing body, the United States Federal Government, and the citizens of the United States should be considered null and void. Since all governmental power is derived from the governed, especially true of our government which “asked” for permission to exist under the “ratification requirements” set forth in 1786. Revoke their power.

From the Declaration of Independence

Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

From HR2034

Whereas, on July 4, 1776, our founding fathers proclaimed that the people had the right to alter or abolish their government and declared thirteen British colonies to be free and independent, or sovereign, states; and
Whereas, on March 1, 1781, the thirteen states formed a central government they called the United States of America under a charter known as the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, which stated that "each state retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence"; and
Whereas, on September 17, 1787, the leaders of the Continental Congress signed the present Constitution of the United States, which was then transmitted to the thirteen states for ratification and the formation of a new central government; and
Whereas, several of the states delayed ratification of the Constitution and three states made clear their position regarding sovereignty by stating that "the powers of government may be resumed by the people whensoever it shall become necessary to their happiness"; and
Whereas, eventually all thirteen of the independent states ratified the Constitution of the United States and joined the new Union, while retaining their sovereignty as states. The states made the new central government sovereign only to the extent that the states delegated to it limited and specific powers; and
Whereas, the Constitution of the United States is merely a treaty among sovereigns, and under treaty law when one party violates the treaty the other parties are automatically released from further adherence to it unless they wish to continue; and
Whereas, the fifty current principals, or signatories, to the treaty have done well in honoring and obeying it, yet the federal agent has, for decades, violated it in both word and spirit. The many violations of the Constitution of the United States by the federal government include disposing of federal property without the approval of Congress, usurping jurisdiction from the states in such matters as abortion and firearms rights and seeking control of public lands within state borders; and
Whereas, under Article V, Constitution of the United States, three-fourths of the states may abolish the federal government. In the alternative, if the states choose to exercise their inherent right as sovereigns, fewer than thirty-eight states may lawfully choose to ignore Article V, Constitution of the United States, and establish a new federal government for themselves by following the precedent established by Article VII, Constitution of the United States, in which nine of the existing thirteen states dissolved the existing Union under the Articles of Confederation and automatically superceded the Articles.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
1. That when or if the President of the United States, the Congress of the United States or any other federal agent or agency declares the Constitution of the United States to be suspended or abolished, if the President or any other federal entity attempts to institute martial law or its equivalent without an official declaration in one or more of the states without the consent of that state or if any federal order attempts to make it unlawful for individual Americans to own firearms or to confiscate firearms, the State of Arizona, when joined by thirty-four of the other fifty states, declares as follows: that the states resume all state powers delegated by the Constitution of the United States and assume total sovereignty; that the states re-ratify and re-establish the present Constitution of the United States as the charter for the formation of a new federal government, to be followed by the election of a new Congress and President and the reorganization of a new judiciary, similarly following the precedent and procedures of the founding fathers; that individual members of the military return to their respective states and report to the Governor until a new President is elected; that each state assume a negotiated, prorated share of the national debt; that all land within the borders of a state belongs to the state until sold or ceded to the central government by the state's Legislature and Governor; and that once thirty-five states have agreed to form a new government, each of the remaining fifteen be permitted to join the new confederation on application.

Our beloved Constitution has been spit on and ripped to shreds, call out your “representatives” and let us pick a fight. Require them to leave the ivory towers and palaces of self absorption. Call them into the streets; demand them to be accountable to YOU.

They want “change”, give them fucking change. Show them that revolt is not American History, it is tradition. Wake “the Sleeping Giant” that is a pissed off populace and see how well that works, distinguished gentleman fucktard bernake. I for one am mad as hell, and if “my” government decides in its infantile wisdom to shit on me and the Constitution again, I say “fuck you too.”

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Plan for the Future, It Has Been Seen

FerFAL has some more advice for us, heed his warnings well.
You can see why I draw so many parallels here, and here.
"These are critical days, now is when we’ll get a better picture of how bad things will actually get, how long until we see the economy back on it’s feet."
"For an economical crisis like the one the US seems to be getting into, isolating yourself and living like a hermit is the last thing you should look forward too.The idea of being completely self sufficient, and thinking that achieving that is some kind of nirvana survival state, that’s OK for a 16 year old living in mom’s basement, but that’s not what an adult with a family to take care of should look forward to."
Please READ the WHOLE post here

Monday, September 22, 2008

Treason By Any Other Name

Section 1.
Short Title.This Act may be cited as ____________________.
Sec. 2.
Purchases of Mortgage-Related Assets.
(a) Authority to Purchase.--The Secretary is authorized to purchase, and to make and fund commitments to purchase, on such terms and conditions as determined by the Secretary, mortgage-related assets from any financial institution having its headquarters in the United States.
(b) Necessary Actions.--The Secretary is authorized to take such actions as the Secretary deems necessary to carry out the authorities in this Act, including, without limitation:
(1) appointing such employees as may be required to carry out the authorities in this Act and defining their duties;
(2) entering into contracts, including contracts for services authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, without regard to any other provision of law regarding public contracts;
(3) designating financial institutions as financial agents of the Government, and they shall perform all such reasonable duties related to this Act as financial agents of the Government as may be required of them;
(4) establishing vehicles that are authorized, subject to supervision by the Secretary, to purchase mortgage-related assets and issue obligations; and
(5) issuing such regulations and other guidance as may be necessary or appropriate to define terms or carry out the authorities of this Act.
Sec. 3.
In exercising the authorities granted in this Act, the Secretary shall take into consideration means for--
(1) providing stability or preventing disruption to the financial markets or banking system; and
(2) protecting the taxpayer.
Sec. 4.
Reports to Congress.
Within three months of the first exercise of the authority granted in section 2(a), and semiannually thereafter, the Secretary shall report to the Committees on the Budget, Financial Services, and Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committees on the Budget, Finance, and Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate with respect to the authorities exercised under this Act and the considerations required by section 3.
Sec. 5.
Rights; Management; Sale of Mortgage-Related Assets.
(a) Exercise of Rights.--The Secretary may, at any time, exercise any rights received in connection with mortgage-related assets purchased under this Act.
(b) Management of Mortgage-Related Assets.--The Secretary shall have authority to manage mortgage-related assets purchased under this Act, including revenues and portfolio risks therefrom.
(c) Sale of Mortgage-Related Assets.--The Secretary may, at any time, upon terms and conditions and at prices determined by the Secretary, sell, or enter into securities loans, repurchase transactions or other financial transactions in regard to, any mortgage-related asset purchased under this Act.
(d) Application of Sunset to Mortgage-Related Assets.--The authority of the Secretary to hold any mortgage-related asset purchased under this Act before the termination date in section 9, or to purchase or fund the purchase of a mortgage-related asset under a commitment entered into before the termination date in section 9, is not subject to the provisions of section 9.Sec. 6. Maximum Amount of Authorized Purchases.The Secretary’s authority to purchase mortgage-related assets under this Act shall be limited to $700,000,000,000 outstanding at any one time
Sec. 7.
For the purpose of the authorities granted in this Act, and for the costs of administering those authorities, the Secretary may use the proceeds of the sale of any securities issued under chapter 31 of title 31, United States Code, and the purposes for which securities may be issued under chapter 31 of title 31, United States Code, are extended to include actions authorized by this Act, including the payment of administrative expenses. Any funds expended for actions authorized by this Act, including the payment of administrative expenses, shall be deemed appropriated at the time of such expenditure.
Sec. 8.
Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.
Sec. 9.
Termination of Authority.
The authorities under this Act, with the exception of authorities granted in sections 2(b)(5), 5 and 7, shall terminate two years from the date of enactment of this Act.
Sec. 10.
Increase in Statutory Limit on the Public Debt
.Subsection (b) of section 3101 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking out the dollar limitation contained in such subsection and inserting in lieu thereof $11,315,000,000,000.
Sec. 11.
Credit Reform.
The costs of purchases of mortgage-related assets made under section 2(a) of this Act shall be determined as provided under the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, as applicable.
Sec. 12.
For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:(1) Mortgage-Related Assets.--The term “mortgage-related assets” means residential or commercial mortgages and any securities, obligations, or other instruments that are based on or related to such mortgages, that in each case was originated or issued on or before September 17, 2008.(2) Secretary.--The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Treasury.(3) United States.--The term “United States” means the States, territories, and possessions of the United States and the District of Columbia.

What the F*(K??
Have they not read the United States Constitution?

Friday, September 19, 2008

I Hate to Gush, but...

Well, not just me. I have friends, of course. We call ourselves the "three percenters" as we believe we represent at least 3 percent of the gun-owning population. If you insist on calling gun owners by false appellations suggesting various lunacies, think of us as the Hannibal Lectors of "gun-nuttery"
Mike Vanderboegh via Rustmeister

Is it just me or does damn near everything this guy writes resonate like a bull horn and make me smile with a little gleam of "damn that was good", or "I wish I'd have thought of that." Thanks for another Mike (my Alleged Leader)



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Black Gold, Texas Tea, Crude... Whatever, Just Read It

MUST READ by Texas Fred, he dug a good article on crude oil in the US. Just remember as SailorCurt kept pointing out to me during my attempt at being cynical:
"The bottom line is that crude could be selling for $1 a barrel, but if you can't refine it into the gasoline that we burn in our cars, the price at the pump is still going to be high...and that's a good thing.It's the free market's automatic rationing system. I'd rather be able to buy gas at $5 a gallon if I really need it than to have low prices on the marquees covered up by "out of gas" signs."
Gas at the pump is only 1 part oil, we need to get over the "not in my backyard" mentality.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


First, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac:
"In an unprecedented rescue effort, the Treasury Department and the Federal Housing Finance Agency seized control of the two mortgage giants Sunday, replacing the firm's chief executives and pledging to provide up to $200 billion in order to stem losses and keep the companies afloat."

Second, AGI:
"In a bid to save financial markets and economy from further turmoil, the U.S. government agreed Tuesday to provide an $85 billion emergency loan to rescue the huge insurer AIG."

God I wish I liked taxes, and believed the Fed was even constitutional.

Image and another foretelling blog of this fiasco

From an editorial February 2008
"The recession will cause a sharp increase in defaults in all other forms of unsecured consumer debt such as credit cards, auto loans, student loans, etc. As the Fed Loan Officers Survey suggests, the credit crunch is spreading from mortgages to consumer credit, and from large banks to smaller banks, it is becoming clear that the losses are much higher than the $10-$15 billion rescue package that regulators are trying to put together. The Monolines are actually borderline insolvent if not out and out bankrupt and none of them deserves a AAA rating regardless of how much recapitalization is provided. Any business that requires an AAA rating just to stay in business is a business that does not warrant an AAA rating. However, any downgrade of the Monolines will lead to another $150 to $250 billion of write-downs since it will also lead to huge losses on their portfolio of Muni Bonds. Just their downgrade will spillover into large losses and potential runs on the Money Market Funds that have relied on those AAA ratings. The Money Market Funds that are backed by banks or that bought liquidity protection from banks against the risk of a fall in the NAV may avoid a run, but such a rescue will exacerbate the capital and liquidity problems of their underwriters. Any Monolines' downgrade would lead to another sharp drop in US equity markets already shaken by the risk of a severe recession and large losses in the financial system but worst of all, to a general loss in overall CONFIDENCE."



Monday, September 15, 2008

Fuel Price Math? It is a "New Math"

Oil was trading down $5.37 to $95.81 a barrel. It traded as low as $94.13.
The last time oil traded below $94.13 was Feb. 14, when the intraday low was $93.25, according to New York Mercantile Exchange. The last time that oil closed below $94.13 was Feb. 13, when oil settled at $93.27 a barrel
From here

Average price per gallon Feb. 2008 $2.98
From here
Average price per gallon Sept. 2008 $3.65
From here

Feel lied to and abused yet? I have now problem with oil companies charging what the market will bear, just use Vaseline while raping. is that to much to ask? Don't lie to me and i will pay your prices if I want your product, lie to me and I might go out of my way to make your sale a little more difficult.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Chico is the MAN

**Yes, I say the "F" word, deal with it**
I was getting caught up on my NON election year politics, and figured others may be as sick of the recent rabble from the "major" news sources as I am. I have been looking into Breed Specific Legislation. I try to keep an eye on this. My first dog was an "evil" wolf hybrid. The laws in Arizona mandated that this loving animal would have to be put down if any member of Animal Control or any law enforcement agency felt threatened. Not out of genuine fear, but because his great grandparents had a one night stand with a captive "wild" animal. He was the best first dog I could ever have asked for. Sadly his joints gave out at a young age and he was destined for a short life. I tend to like the "menace to society" animals, hell even fish I have owned are carnivorous. A few years later I got the itch for a "pit bull" I wanted to name him Chico. Being the father of two young boys I heard a ton of the "those dogs are killers, you'll be sorry, they snap, they lock their jaws" crap. If you agree with those fears, in short let me say, FUCK YOU if you think killing this breed will make you safer. I did not choose this dog because he is vicious, mean, or scary. The video I have posted before explains why I needed this breed, if you missed it before watch it here. (One of the best things I have seen on YouTube, ever)

If you have a dog, cat, fish, horse, cow etc... watch you local legislators. What man fears, man destroys. I love my pit and he has dealt with friends and family, kids climbing and jumping on him, being lead by his ears and nose. He loves my boys and their friends, all attention is welcomed by him, and he shows a gentleness that is size specific to them at all times. But if you come unannounced he lets YOU know, "that ain't cool."
If you are looking for a pet, rescue a pit, you will not be sorry.

4 Point of Dr.Paul

**Repost, Original Here**

The Republican/Democrat duopoly has, for far too long, ignored the most important issues facing our nation. However, alternate candidates Chuck Baldwin, Cynthia McKinney, and Ralph Nader agree with Ron Paul on four key principles central to the health of our nation. These principles should be key in the considerations of every voter this November and in every election.
We Agree
Foreign Policy: The Iraq War must end as quickly as possible with removal of all our soldiers from the region. We must initiate the return of our soldiers from around the world, including Korea, Japan, Europe and the entire Middle East. We must cease the war propaganda, threats of a blockade and plans for attacks on Iran, nor should we re-ignite the cold war with Russia over Georgia. We must be willing to talk to all countries and offer friendship and trade and travel to all who are willing. We must take off the table the threat of a nuclear first strike against all nations.
Privacy: We must protect the privacy and civil liberties of all persons under US jurisdiction. We must repeal or radically change the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the FISA legislation. We must reject the notion and practice of torture, eliminations of habeas corpus, secret tribunals, and secret prisons. We must deny immunity for corporations that spy willingly on the people for the benefit of the government. We must reject the unitary presidency, the illegal use of signing statements and excessive use of executive orders.
The National Debt: We believe that there should be no increase in the national debt. The burden of debt placed on the next generation is unjust and already threatening our economy and the value of our dollar. We must pay our bills as we go along and not unfairly place this burden on a future generation.
The Federal Reserve: We seek a thorough investigation, evaluation and audit of the Federal Reserve System and its cozy relationships with the banking, corporate, and other financial institutions. The arbitrary power to create money and credit out of thin air behind closed doors for the benefit of commercial interests must be ended. There should be no taxpayer bailouts of corporations and no corporate subsidies. Corporations should be aggressively prosecuted for their crimes and frauds.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Delayed Commentary

A long series of videos, not fantastic quality. The message is what is important. I posted only the beginning. Seeking knowledge is fundamental in retaining it. I choose from time to time to remove myself from the discussion, for either sanity or weakness, and other times I urge, or even beg you few readers to do something. Watch, read, write, learn; something new from every debate, every article. Please pass on you ideas and ideals. I for one will not forget the election of 2008, not for the first female GOP VP candidate or even for the first major party candidate of "color", but for the message of Dr. Ron Paul. thank you Dr. Paul and those who spread the word over the past 18 months. I have been listening, and I am not alone. My first blog was a plea, and it repeats frequently. Love or hate what I say, or even could care less? To be honest, it doesn't matter, what matters is the will to say anything. Spread you words. Force your views out, make your voice heard.

qui tacet consentire,

Friday, September 5, 2008

Pay Up Sucker

Takin a break from reality, you should do the same some days!


Monday, September 1, 2008

Honor, Duty, Sacrifice

Today I was watching Blackhawk Down, and thought it would be a good time to explain a little bit about Honor, and Team to my son. As I began to explain the actions of Randy Shughart & Gary Gordon, I found myself choked up to the point of being rendered "speechless."
From time to time if I need a reminder of true sacrifice, or a model of honor I review the stories of the 3,467 recipients. I encourage you to read some of them here. We all need heroes, and inspiration, these are some of mine.

acta non verba, (Ironically in a Blog)