Thursday, October 30, 2008

Of Paul, the Election and the Meltdown

I am an unabashed supporter of the only Republican candidate who had the slightest clue of the coming Meltdown, as well as the only one with an answer beyond prescribing the patient more of the poison that is killing him. I even supported him financially, tho what I gave was indeed a pittance. (Not the widow's mites, but not much more.) I would truly have loved to see him competing in this sham of an election. But now I have perhaps a change of heart about the above. Some will call this heresy but hear me out!

As stated above, Paul is the only one with an answer. Paul's answer, of sound currency small government and fiscal responsibility, is not perhaps real popular with the markets and certainly not with the powers behind the market. A sound currency limits profit from ever increasing fractional banking and a system of derivatives that is many times larger than the economy itself. Small government and fiscal responsibility would end more than a few companies "free rides" that they receive in the form of contracts that pay far above what the market would otherwise bear.

Now the Meltdown is really the key factor in all of this. The question about this meltdown isn't that it was coming. Its been written on the wall for 95 years now. The question is, was this artificially brought to a head before the election? Normally the FED smooths things out for election years but this year it was either beyond their ability to do so, or they did not care to. The FED sat on rates a few times over the last winter when the markets were calling for cuts. There is also some evidence that JP Morgan Stanley withheld a large sum of money from Lehman Brothers that would have kept them solvent, rather than being one of the many casualties. One should note that this is not a precedent for Morgan Stanley, who did this at least once before, in the days leading up to the Great Depression.

Regardless of whether or not this was caused to happen before the election or it was just its natural timing I can be sure of one thing. The media would lay the blame for the Meltdown on Paul. They would give the public numerous stories about how Paul's sound currency beliefs and the dreaded "Gold Standard" were causing the markets such fits that everyone was getting out of the market before Paul took office. The constant harping that the Old Media is capable of would convince the public that it was indeed Paul's fault and they would run in the direction of the one whom the media would no doubt cast as an even greater man than they already cast the Obamessiah.

So that sums up the reason that I am glad that the Repugnicans did everything they could to keep the only informed candidate among them from the nomination. Paul's winning would have seen his name tarnished and his beliefs and those of our Founding Fathers.

In closing let me include a quote that I have put up on this blog before:
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." -- Thomas Jefferson in 1802 in a letter to then Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Gallatin

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A difference in perspective

I was speaking with a friend who is a huge movie buff. We came upon the subject of horror movies (I don't like them myself. Like chick-flicks, they are too predictable) I have only seen one horror flick that I thought was worthwhile, The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Having had an encounter with the supernatural (two actually) I know that there is absolutely NOTHING scarier. My friend had thought that 28 days was scarier because it "could really happen."

Now, being a Christian and having no fear of EOTW scenarios (please note this is not the same as EOTWAWKI) I don't get much from "real" scenarios. Largely because I have faith that such things will never come to pass. Scarier by far is the fact that the spiritual realm is indeed real, and that we all dismiss it at our own peril.

There are things happening all around us, at all times, that were we aware of these actions it would truly change our lives. Angels, both Divine and Fallen, influence our daily lives, as well as world events. They seek to guide us, to Salvation or Death, towards the Light or away from Him.

On a somewhat related note, I came across a pre-release edition of Vox's "The War In Heaven" It was a good read, and I am now going to have to find the release editions of the entire trilogy.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Of Vertical Lines

And plunging dollar values

The picture above only goes thru 10-01-08. This is Pre-SelloutBailoutRescuePlan It will be interesting to see just how high that graph will go on its next update. To see it click on the link above.

Pics from Meuller

Went to Meuller last week with my boy and another single parent and her son. Check out the fall colors. Password is LilBear

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Mostest Important Election EVER

Its official! It is now the Mostest Important Election EVER! It has been fully declared so by Sen. Joe Biden.

Forget the last two elections which were ALSO the mostest important elections ever which really only goes to highlight JUST how mostest important this particular election. In fact, if you were born after 1932 you have never seen such an important election, of course that goes without saying as this is, indeed, the mostest importantest ever!