August 26, 2009

Tourtured Foxx

Recently I was teaching a British-born friend of mine about Sanford & Son and it's enduring legacy. While he had never heard of the show he interestingly clued me into the possible origins of the sitcom with the British show Steptoe and Son. The Wikipedia entry for Sanford & Son confirmed this fact and it led me down memory lane and eventually to this YouTube video of Redd Foxx' final interview. From the article it seems like Redd's spirit and his will to live were already crushed by the IRS's heavy hand years before his heart-attack killed him.

These sad stories reinforce my belief that the economy and society in general would be better off if we abolish the IRS, the income tax and any sort of taxes on productivity and profits. Just imagine if everything you earned you kept, free and clear, there would be thousands of companies moving their factories or headquarters to the USA to take advantage of this sort of freedom. We wouldn't have to destroy an entire generation with this reckless deficit spending, nor the spirits of creative geniuses such as Redd Foxx in the process.

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August 06, 2009

A world without the Federal Reserve and paper money

The Mogambo Guru has an interesting nugget of truth today that puts this whole economic mess into perspective. This is pretty much a follow up to my previous article "Gasoline Prices Haven't Changed in 45 Years".

The quote below explains how the world has changed since the US stop backing the dollar by gold on Aug 15th 1971. Pay close attention and see if you spot the trend.

He compares "How Much things cost on Aug 15th, 1971" to what they cost today.

Dow Jones Industrial Average 890 or 25 oz. gold in 1971, versus 9,000 or 10 oz. gold today.

Average Cost of new house $25,250 or 721 oz. gold in 1971, versus 250,000 or 277 oz. gold today.

Average Income per year $10,600 or 302 oz. gold in 1971, versus $70,000 or 77 oz. gold today.

Average Monthly Rent $150 or 4.3 oz. of gold in 1971, versus $824 or 1 oz. of gold today.

Datsun 1200 Sports Coupe $1,866 or 53 oz. gold in 1971, versus $28,400 or 31 oz. gold today.

The main lesson to learn according to the Mogambo Guru: "If your money is dollars, you live in an inflationary world. If your money is denominated in gold, you live in a deflationary world."

As of today, the 30 cents I mentioned in my "Gasoline hasn't changed.." article actually buys you more than one gallon of gasoline, 45+ years later. Whether its gold or silver, if you are shopping and saving in precious metals instead of worthless paper-shit money you will be better off in the long run. Take this advice before this depression gets any worse!

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March 04, 2009

The Root of All Evil - 'nuff said!

Whenever I'm trying to argue and explain the virtues of using natural money (and not the fake, fiat paper notes we're accustomed to) I pretty much use the same reasoning that Paul Hein used in his article on titled The Root of all Evil.
Yet, his way of explaining it is so perfect that I'll share part of it here:

By contrast, today’s wages lose value – measurable only in a frequently redefined "purchasing power" – with every passing month. A "fixed income" means a constantly decreasing standard of living. So Mom goes to work, although that means giving part of her earnings to Uncle Sam, buying a second car, and putting the children in day care: in the end, not as rewarding as hoped. Maybe Dad gets a second, part-time, job. With all of this work, there should be some reward: maybe a boat, a country club membership, a larger home. Easy to obtain with easy money! It’s not hard to see how money, and getting more of it, could become a virtual obsession. You’re working so hard; why shouldn’t you have something to show for it? Living at the brink of, or beyond, one’s means has become all too common. Well, we’re witnessing what happens when that bubble bursts. But the bubble would never have existed if money was a tangible good, not created with the stroke of the banker’s pen.

Money is indispensable to civilization. Individuals or families living in isolation don’t need money; what would they buy? But put people together in cities, to enjoy the benefits of the division of labor, and they need some sort of common bartering agent. That is the role of money. Without it, civilization is impossible. When money is withdrawn from society slowly, and replaced with fiat, or imaginary money, society sickens. The process is gradual, like the heating of the water in the pot containing the frog, but sooner or later, the situation becomes unbearable. If there are no standards for money, other standards will fade away as well. Money circulates through the body politic; if it goes bad, that body deteriorates.

So look about once again. What you see is the collapse of a society built upon a bubble of deceit and dishonesty, a society which has been trying to borrow itself into prosperity. It’s happened before, many times. A fiat "money" eventually reaches its intrinsic value. Do we learn from experience? In monetary matters, the answer would seem to be "NO!" And civilization crumbles, on a foundation of fiat.

A sound society needs sound money.

Paul hit it right on the nose. Spread the word and reject this corrupt monetary system that is ruining our standard of living!

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February 05, 2009

Abolish the Fed: Seperation of Money and State

Ron Paul has introduced "The Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act, H.R. 833" which will serve as the ultimate "stimulus" to our economy.

I'm reminded of a debate I had 6 months or so ago when the Bush Crime Family was trying to get the first bailout passed. A co-worker was crying about the urgency of this bailout because the markets would crash without it. Guess what? The first, second and now the new bailouts will come and go and the markets will still crash and burn regardless.

I know how "progressive" liberals love to argue for the separation of Church and State (but then they go ahead and worship Obama and drown in irony) and in my opinion you cannot find a separation big enough to satisfy me. The separation of Church and State should be bigger than the grand canyon if I had it my way. But the separation of Money and State should be deeper and wider!!

Whatever arguments you can make of keeping the State out of our religion can also be made for keeping them out of finances. Everything that the State touches it destroys, corrupts, distorts and violates. We the people can and should decide what our money should be, what the interest rates should be and weather or not we fell like borrowing or saving.

The Federal Reserve is like a perverted joke of an institution and now it has led us to the greatest world-wide depression in human history. If we abolish it now we can start rebuilding our economy on more stable ground. Read more reasons here!

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January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Dr. King... now lets put him on our Money

Back in April of 2005 I originally created this design showing what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would look like on a US $20 dollar bill. This was inspired by the movement to Put Dr. King on the 20. Being that today we celebrate his birthday and local AM radio stations are playing his "I Have A Dream" speech in it's entirety, I wanted to bring this campaign back to the forefront.

I guess the creators of this movement chose the $20 because President Andrew Jackson is the only non-Hamiltonian depicted in a widely circulated federal reserve note (and because he killed lots of innocent indians too). I personally would LOVE to have Dr. King replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10... but as long as the central bank exists they will not part with their patron saint. So Andrew Jackson is slim pickings for being replaced by one of the giants of the civil rights, anti-war, pro-peace and brotherhood movement.

Spread the word!

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December 29, 2008

List of troubled Banks in Miami

Chris Brunner from scoured the FDIC website and complied this list of the most troubled banks in the USA. He calculated the Texas Ratio score for each bank using this equation:

100 * ((Non-performing Assets - U.S guaranteed loans) + Other REO) / (Equity + Loss Reserves)

According to Chris, a Texas Ratio above 50 is trouble, a score above 100 means "run for the hills!" The higher the ratio the quicker you should move your money.

Below I compiled the most trouble banks in Miami, FL from Chris' list.

Miami, FL Banks that need Jesus

  • Premier American Bank - 116

  • Ocean Bank - 111

  • Republic Federal Bank, National Association - 83

  • Great Eastern Bank of Florida - 63

  • Espirito Santo Bank* - 51

  • Helm Bank - 50

  • Terrabank, National Association - 44

  • FirstBank Florida - 39

  • *What a name!

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    October 03, 2008

    McBama is Pure EVIL!

    This fucking guy is a rotten rat bastard motherfucker!

    Being that I used to be a hard-core liberal Democrat who went to great lengths within the Democratic party especially leading up to the 2006 congressional elections... I have always had a soft spot for the Democratic nominee.

    At best I just felt that Obama was just ignorant.

    Now that both Obama and McCain (aka McBama) have voted for and enabled this fucking fascist bailout bill... there's no doubt that the guy is just PURE EVIL!

    Read the full details about this bailout bill here, here and here.

    Get the McBama is Pure Evil Bumper Sticker here.

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    September 25, 2008

    Obama & McCain: Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dumb!

    Yes McBama is Dumb and Dumber on both the cause and the solution of the Great Depression II:

    Our one-party system is complicit in yet another crime against the American people. The two major party candidates for president themselves initially indicated their strong support for bailouts of this kind – another example of the big choice we’re supposedly presented with this November: yes or yes. Now, with a backlash brewing, they’re not quite sure what their views are. A sad display, really.

    The debate between Obama and McCain on economics is going to be about regulations and more regulations. One will call it something like "common sense regulations" and the other will propose "broad or sweeping regulations", all bullshit.

    Any man, woman, child, organization, political party or country that seriously believes it can control or "save" the economy is full of it. It's like proclaiming that you can control the weather. Yeah you could probably seed a few clouds and make rain but you can never contain the full force of the weather, nor the economy.

    The market will sort itself out if only we could leave it alone. In Friday's presidential debates you'll only see McBama trying to out-do himself on further meddling of the economy.

    America gets the president she deserves.

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    September 16, 2008

    Obama was late... Ron Paul saw it coming 5 years ago!

    Over at, a recommended diary is flaunting Barack Obama's claim that he was trying to prevent this economic depression with this 2006 legislation to prevent mortgage "fraud, risk, or abuse".

    That's really sweet and all on Obama's part but his legislation would only nip at part of the problem. Exactly 5 years ago Ron Paul sought to uproot and strike at the very heart of the crash in housing prices! Read Ron Paul's warning in 2003:

    I hope today's hearing sheds light on how special privileges granted to GSEs distort the housing market and endanger American taxpayers. Congress should act to remove taxpayer support from the housing GSEs before the bubble bursts and taxpayers are once again forced to bail out investors who were misled by foolish government interference in the market. I therefore hope this committee will soon stand up for American taxpayers and investors by acting on my Free Housing Market Enhancement Act.

    As of this week the Federal Government has had to continue bailing out more of these irresponsible firms, including the very two culprits Ron Paul was warning against, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac! Your tax dollars at work. How can I get the Federal Government to bail me out if my small company fails? If the FED gave me that kind of promise you bet I'd ride the gravy train all the way to the bank like wall street just did these past few years.

    Once again, the type of "change" Obama is proposing is only fluff compared to what our country really needs. Like Flava Flav says, "Don't believe the hype!"

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    August 25, 2008

    Gasoline prices haven't changed in 45 years!

    If you are paying for your gasoline in American Dollars, essentially fake fiat paper notes backed by bullshit, then the price of gasoline is eating you alive in the last few years. But since 1995 check out how the price of Gold has also gone up (if you are paying for it in US Dollars / per ounce):

    Price of Gold:

    Now check out how the price of Gasoline has risen in the same amount of time.
    Price of Gasoline per Gallon:

    The price of Gold and the price of Gasoline have nearly risen identically in the last 10 years! If you were buying gasoline for $1.40 a gallon in 2000 and buying an ounce of gold for about $275 a ounce as well then multiply both by 3 and in 2008 you are still getting gasoline for $4 a gallon and gold for about $800 an ounce.

    If our money was backed by gold and silver, then since 2000, the price of a gallon of gasoline HAS NOT CHANGED!

    Why? Lets check out the value of a US dollar since 2000:
    Value of the US Dollar:

    It pretty much tanked by the same amount. Its chart is going in the opposite direction of both gold and gasoline. God isn't making any more gold, silver and gasoline. All that was deposited on Earth is already here. But the Federal reserve is printing up more dollars and "watering down" their value everyday.

    If this is not good enough then lets take it back 45 years ago:
    That [1960's] quarter came close to paying for a gallon of gas that year – the average price per gallon was 30 cents. And the 1963 (or earlier) quarter was, shall we say, sturdier than today’s version: 90 percent silver, 10 percent copper. Today’s quarters, according to the U.S. Mint, “are ‘clad,’ which means layered. The inner core is pure copper and the outer covering is copper mixed with nickel.”

    A quarter weighs about a fifth of an ounce. At today’s silver price of around $18 per ounce, the 1963 quarter had the equivalent of today’s $3.24 of silver in it. Thus, silver essentially buys the same amount of gasoline today that it did 45 years ago.

    Our American money is a scam. Obama talks about change but he's not mentioning the REAL root of the problem. The whole system is a scam and Barack Obama is only putting lipstick on the pig.

    Start adding a few silver and gold coins to your savings if you want to stay ahead of the never ending federal counterfeiting scheme!

    *Note: Don't take investment advice from any blogger without doing your own research first. Peace!

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    August 15, 2008

    1913: Worst. Year. Ever.

    1913: Worst. Year. Ever. We continue to have endless wars, boom and bust economic cycles, inflation, tyranny, fascism, etc. It all really get ugly in 1913, and this design
    points out why. 1) The federal reserve was created 2) The 16th amendment reinstated the federal income tax 3) the 17th amendment killed states rights with the direct election of senators and 4) President Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated. Wilson of course was the jackass who signed the federal reserve act into existence and he can directly be blamed for causing WWI and WWII (look it up!)

    If you can't stand the Bush Crime Family then learn your history. 1913 was a turning point for the neocons that paved the way for America's violent empire.

    Oh yeah, plus 13 is an unlucky number.

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    July 18, 2008

    Bush has gone Ape Shit

    We're officially in a full fledged depression. Banks are falling off the map like flies, our currency is worthless, the economy is slowly grinding to a halt and this ass fuck George W. Bush wants to spark another war in the middle east. How does the Bush Crime Family plan on paying for another war?

    Remember physics class... energy cannot be created nor destroyed. The same goes for money and any store of value. You may print more dollars but the value they hold will transfer to other currencies and commodities. The universe will always balance itself out. In other words, the Federal Government can't play God, can't fuck with God's rules and will not print their way out of this mess with more fake fiat dollars.

    The fact that Bush continues to defy the rules of the universe now that he's wrecked our country proves he's gone ape shit, but who's the biggest dummy when the jerk has managed to stay in power and will probably sit out his entire second term without an impeachment!

    Get your Bush gone Ape Shit t-shirts, posters, bumper stickers and more!

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    May 26, 2008

    True enemies of Liberty

    You can trace the Bush Crime Family's bullshit all the way back to Alexander Hamilton (what is he doing on the $10 bill anyways?) who influenced Abe Lincoln's murdering antics and so on. But if you want the real story of how the power elite have manipulated us into these useless wars check out this long article by Murray Rothbard. The story is complex, detailed and eye-opening. Its summarized with this quote:
    The House of Morgan, the Rockefellers, and the Kuhn-Loebs must take their place alongside the First, Second, and Third Internationals as the historic enemies of liberty.

    Giant multinational corporations, and their economic satellites, in alliance with governments and the big banks, are in the process of extending their influence on a global scale: they dream of a world central bank, global planning, and an international welfare state, with American troops policing the world to guarantee their profit margins.

    The whole article is worth a read if you truly want to dive deep into the truth of how we've inherited this hot steaming turd bucket called the U.S. government (and who's really to blame!)

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    April 12, 2005

    Put Dr. King on our Moolah

    If you're like us, you know that Andrew Jackson's Native American Butchering ass has overstayed his welcome on our currency. With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. having his own birthday declared a national holiday, countless boulevards named in his honor, and the new memorial being built in D.C. (please donate to the project, click here), it's a no-brainer that he deserves to be the next great American to be immortalized on our money. To join the national movement to put Dr. King on the 20 Dollar bill go to and show your support.

    Now, if only we can convince Dr. King's family to ease up on the copyrights to his speeches so people could spread his message of non-violence and world peace through art, movies, and the web!

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