Thursday, June 4, 2009


Thursday, June 4, 2009 Obama, Like Bush, Just Doesn’t Get It by Jacob G. Hornberger President Obama is in Cairo to deliver a major address to the Muslim world, which no doubt will explain that the U.S. government loves the people of the Middle East and is doing all sorts of good things to them. Alas, President Obama, like his predecessor, just doesn’t get it. The reason that people in the Middle East are angry at the United States is because the U.S. government is over there. If the U.S. government wasn’t involved in the Middle East, that would bring an end to the U.S. foreign-policy woes in that part of the world. Or as Ron Paul put it so succinctly, “They attack us because we’ve been over there; we’ve been bombing Iraq for 10 years. We’ve been in the Middle East…. I’m suggesting that we listen to the people who attacked us and the reason they did it, and they are delighted that we’re over there.” On the eve of Obama’s visit to Egypt, one of the U.S. government’s authoritarian torture partners, Osama bin Laden, released an audiotape warning of future terrorist attacks on the United States. In that tape, did bin Laden say that such attacks would be motivated by hatred for America’s freedom and values? No. He said that such attacks would be motivated by the U.S. government’s occupations and interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, which continue to kill, maim, and destroy. Obama, like President Bush, thinks that it’s all just a public-relations problem. We just have to get the message out that U.S. officials love Muslims. Once they get the message, the U.S. Empire will be able to impose its will throughout the Middle East. And that’s the core of the problem facing the American people. What business does the U.S. government have imposing its will on people who live thousands of miles away? Indeed, what right did the U.S. government have to oust the democratically elected prime minister of Iran and replace him with an unelected dictator, the Shah of Iran? What right did the U.S. government have to support Saddam Hussein and deliver weapons of mass destruction to him so that he could use them to kill Iranians? What right did the U.S. government have to intervene in the Persian Gulf War, especially after signaling to Saddam Hussein that the United States had no interest in the border conflict between Iraq and Kuwait? What right did the U.S. government have to impose brutal sanctions that took the lives of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children? What right did the U.S. government have to establish “no-fly zones” over Iraq, which killed even more Iraqis? What right did the U.S. government have to invade and occupy Iraq, killing hundreds of thousands of more Iraqis, exiling millions more, and destroying the country? This is what it’s all about. This is what Americans are sacrificing their rights, their freedom, and their financial and economic well-being for — the “right” of the U.S. Empire to impose its will on people thousands of miles away. That’s also what the kidnapping, the torture and sex abuse, the renditions, the secret prison camps, the kangaroo prosecutions, and the torture-partners are all about. How can Americans honestly believe that it’s worth it? Is empire so important that everything that Americans hold dear must be sacrificed to maintain it? If Americans want perpetual war, perpetual fear, perpetual loss of liberty, perpetual terrorism, and perpetual economic and financial chaos, then all they have to do is continue supporting a pro-empire, pro-interventionist foreign policy. On the other hand, if Americans wish to restore freedom, prosperity, and harmony to our land, the solution is there: immediately withdraw all imperial troops from around the world, especially in the Middle East, bring them home and discharge them, and restore a limited-government constitutional republic to our land. And free the American people — i.e., the private sector — to trade and interact with the people of the world, including those in the Middle East. Jacob Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Bond Market Blowout By Mike Whitney Last week's ructions in the bond market, leave little doubt that the financial crisis has entered a new and more lethal phase.


If You Are Stressed Now, Just Wait Policymakers Have Created A Perfect Storm By Paul Craig Roberts The next shoe to drop will be the dollar's loss of the reserve currency role. Then the US, an import-dependent country, will no longer be able to pay for its imports. Shortages will worsen price inflation and disrupt deliveries.


Mr Obama: Resign Now With Democrats Like Him, Who Needs Dictators? By Ted Rall

June 03, 2009 "Information Clearing House" -- MIAMI--We expected broken promises. But the gap between the soaring expectations that accompanied Barack Obama's inauguration and his wretched performance is the broadest such chasm in recent historical memory. This guy makes Bill Clinton look like a paragon of integrity and follow-through. From healthcare to torture to the economy to war, Obama has reneged on pledges real and implied. So timid and so owned is he that he trembles in fear of offending, of all things, the government of Turkey. Obama has officially reneged on his campaign promise to acknowledge the Armenian genocide. When a president doesn't have the 'nads to annoy the Turks, why does he bother to show up for work in the morning? Obama is useless. Worse than that, he's dangerous. Which is why, if he has any patriotism left after the thousands of meetings he has sat through with corporate contributors, blood-sucking lobbyists and corrupt politicians, he ought to step down now--before he drags us further into the abyss. I refer here to Obama's plan for "preventive detentions." If a cop or other government official thinks you might want to commit a crime someday, you could be held in "prolonged detention." Reports in U.S. state-controlled media imply that Obama's shocking new policy would only apply to Islamic terrorists (or, in this case, wannabe Islamic terrorists, and also kinda-sorta-maybe-thinking-about-terrorism dudes). As if that made it OK. In practice, Obama wants to let government goons snatch you, me and anyone else they deem annoying off the street. Preventive detention is the classic defining characteristic of a military dictatorship. Because dictatorial regimes rely on fear rather than consensus, their priority is self-preservation rather than improving their people's lives. They worry obsessively over the one thing they can't control, what Orwell called "thoughtcrime"--contempt for rulers that might someday translate to direct action. Locking up people who haven't done anything wrong is worse than un-American and a violent attack on the most basic principles of Western jurisprudence. It is contrary to the most essential notion of human decency. That anyone has ever been subjected to "preventive detention" is an outrage. That the President of the United States, a man who won an election because he promised to elevate our moral and political discourse, would even entertain such a revolting idea offends the idea of civilization itself. Obama is cute. He is charming. But there is something rotten inside him. Unlike the Republicans who backed Bush, I won't follow a terrible leader just because I voted for him. Obama has revealed himself. He is a monster, and he should remove himself from power. "Prolonged detention," reported The New York Times, would be inflicted upon "terrorism suspects who cannot be tried." "Cannot be tried." Interesting choice of words. Any "terrorism suspect" (can you be a suspect if you haven't been charged with a crime?) can be tried. Anyone can be tried for anything. At this writing, a Somali child is sitting in a prison in New York, charged with piracy in the Indian Ocean, where the U.S. has no jurisdiction. Anyone can be tried. Why is it, exactly, that some prisoners "cannot be tried"? The Old Grey Lady explains why Obama wants this "entirely new chapter in American law" in a boring little sentence buried a couple past the jump and a couple of hundred words down page A16: "Yet another question is what to do with the most problematic group of Guantánamo detainees: those who pose a national security threat but cannot be prosecuted, either for lack of evidence or because evidence is tainted." In democracies with functioning legal systems, it is assumed that people against whom there is a "lack of evidence" are innocent. They walk free. In countries where the rule of law prevails, in places blessedly free of fearful leaders whose only concern is staying in power, "tainted evidence" is no evidence at all. If you can't prove that a defendant committed a crime--an actual crime, not a thoughtcrime--in a fair trial, you release him and apologize to the judge and jury for wasting their time. It is amazing and incredible, after eight years of Bush's lawless behavior, to have to still have to explain these things. For that reason alone, Obama should resign.


Prosecuting Robert Kahre for Embarrassing the Federal Reserve by Jacob G. Hornberger For the life of me, I cannot figure out what Las Vegas businessman Robert Kahre has done to deserve a federal criminal indictment. From what I can tell, Kahre is the victim of a brutal, heavy-handed Justice Department that is acting at the behest of the IRS and possibly even officials of the Federal Reserve. Today, Kahre, 48, is in a federal trial (GO TO FOR ARTICLE) facing a 57-count indictment. If he’s convicted on all counts, he could end up spending the rest of his life in jail. From what I can tell, the feds are going after Kahre for two main reasons, both of which appear to me to be ludicrous abuses of prosecutorial power. First, the feds are upset that Kahre paid his workers with gold and silver coins. Second, they’re upset that he treated his workers as independent contractors rather than as salaried employees. Let’s look at the coin allegation. Federal officials issue gold coins and silver coins. The coins are denominated in dollars. For example, the silver coin is a one-dollar silver coin. The gold coins are issued in various denominations, the largest being the 50-dollar American Eagle. The U.S. government has declared that these coins are legal tender at their face value. In other words, suppose a person wants to buy a concert ticket that costs fifty dollars. He can take his American Eagle gold coin and tender it to the ticket seller. Under the law, the ticket seller must accept the gold coin in payment of the ticket. Now, most every intelligent person knows that a buyer would never do that, at least not today. Why not? Because in the marketplace that one-ounce gold coin is worth about 1,000 dollars in Federal Reserve paper money, which is also considered legal tender. Thus, the ticket buyer would be better off selling his gold coin for 1,000 dollars in paper money, paying 50 dollars in paper money to the ticket seller, and pocketing the other 950 dollars in paper money. Nonetheless, the law is the law. If the buyer wishes to use his gold and silver coins at face value, he is perfectly within his legal rights to do so. So, here’s what Kahre did. He offered his workers a rate of pay based on the face value of gold and silver coins. For example, suppose Kahre and a worker had agreed on annual pay of 50,000 dollars in paper money. Kahre then says to the employee, “Look, instead of paying you 50,000 dollars a year, I’ll pay you 2,500 dollars a year, payable in 50 American Eagle gold coins” The worker says, “Fine.” Why would the worker do that? Because he’s just as well off as if he had accepted the 50,000 dollars in paper money because he can sell the coins in the marketplace for 50,000 dollars in paper money. But there are some major differences for the worker. For one thing, the worker’s annual income is 2,500 dollars rather than 50,000 dollars. That places him under the threshold that requires him to file an income tax return. For obvious reasons, that would not sit well with the IRS. Second, I’m no expert in tax law but it would seem to me that while the worker would have to pay capital gains tax when he sells the coins, he could defer that tax by saving the coins over a long period of time rather than selling them. So, what have Kahre and the workers done wrong? Or to be more precise, what have they done that is illegal? If federal officials are stupid enough to make gold coins and silver coins legal tender, then what’s wrong with Americans’ using such coins as legal tender? Let me tell you what I think their “crime” is: They’ve embarrassed U.S. officials by exposing what the Federal Reserve has done to people’s money, which is a likely reason that Federal Reserve officials, along with the IRS, are pushing this criminal prosecution. What many Americans don’t realize is that the United States was founded on a monetary system of gold coins and silver coins. Paper money was prohibited, both at the state and federal level because our American ancestors understood that government officials throughout history had used paper money to plunder and loot the citizenry through inflation. The gold coin/silver coin standard came to a formal end when Franklin Roosevelt nationalized gold and made it a federal crime for Americans to own gold. That act opened up the floodgates to the massive inflation of paper money that Americans have experienced ever since. The enormous extent of the monetary debasement that had taken place since the 1930s became clear once gold ownership was re-legalized in the 1970s. How? Because Americans could easily compare the face value of gold coins issued by the mint to the price in paper money that the coins bring in the marketplace. In other words, a fifty-dollar gold coin does not trade for 50 paper dollars. It trades for 1000 paper dollars. That’s because the government officials, decade after decade, have inflated the paper money supply to finance their ever-growing government projects. So, what Kahre has done is bring people’s attention to that phenomenon. That’s his real crime. That’s why they’re going after him. Jacob Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation.


READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT: Obama Sells Top US Defense Contractor To Chinese Military For Pennies On The Dollar By: Sorcha Faal In what Russian Military Analysts in a ‘strategic action report’ prepared for Prime Minister Putin are calling the ‘largest abdication in history’ of one countries military power to another, the now United States Government owned, and 24th largest defense contractor to the American Military, General Motors, has been ordered by President Obama to sell its AM General Division to China’s Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company for $500 million, which these reports state is a price that is ‘pennies on the dollar’ compared to this vital defense companies actual worth. AM General is an American heavy vehicle manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana best known for the civilian Hummer and military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) which China’s Dongfeng Motor Corporation and Shenyang Aircraft Corporation have long sought to duplicate with limited success.


Wed 6/3/09 Jim, This is ***************aka Goldtrader. I love you Jim, and have been a diligent follower, and fervent disciple of you and your website since I discovered it in 2003. We talked once long ago on the phone when you called me. You also blasted me once on your website for an email I sent that I didn't construct as well as I should have, and you misinterpreted its meaning. You are a noble fellow for what you are doing for all of us and the world by disseminating the info you do. BUT... YOU SET YOUR OWN SELF UP FOR THE PROBLEMS YOU NOW, AND HAVE ALWAYS, COMPLAINED ABOUT. Why you would ever put yourself at the wrong end of a funnel to receive, for free, the phone calls, emails, and faxes of every fucking idiot in the world and expect to have it work well, is beyond me. You of all people, should have expected the volume to be from the idiots and lazy asses who want you to be their Mommie. You should have, long ago, had an FAQ link on your website with the basic answers to the most often asked questions so you don't HAVE to repeat it 100 times a day, or explain to each individual dummy that calls you in panic what he was to lazy to figure out for him/herself. YOU have created your own problems. So don't be blaming the people you know are idiots and will never learn even if you bought, traded and stored their gold for them and bought survival supplies for them with it. They would blow it all on booze,crack and whores anyway. You can mangle an English sentence better than anyone I've ever read, brother. Your punctuation, and grammar construction is horrendous, and I'm sure you have NEVER proof read one of your posts, or you would see the many simple mistakes you make every day. I think you are just attempting to appear more dignified with your use of language. You have lost that battle. You are much more dignified by just being the simple fellow you truly are and cutting out the pompous bullshit. It's a wonder that even the intelligent people can make sense out of much of what you say in your tangled sentence structures as you REFUSE to speak "dogshit" plain and simple English sentences so that the average person might have a chance at deriving the meaning you are intending to impart to them. I would have gladly proofread everyone of your posts just to help you get the message across. But you are just too damn stubborn and ornery to ever allow anyone to correct you, I'm sure. It's too late now to do anything but create the FAQs I suggest and cut off all phone calls, and maybe even emails and faxes and just go back to your corporate duties and spending your remaining time on earth relaxing with your pets and family members. If you keep up what you're doing, you are going to have a heart attack from the stress. I wish you well, but YOU DID IT TO YOURSELF! Thanks for everything you do. *********** *********, Idaho An original Golden Comet with pin and diploma intact.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


GT sez: O'Bomb'a will probably wind up being this century's Hitler as he uses our military to preserve the Empire at ALL COSTS. Obama's Great Illusion By Yvonne Ridley I wonder how many of you have woken up to the fact that America's latest leader is really a political Houdini ... an illusionist on a presidential scale. Infront of our very eyes he has morphed from a gentle intellectual, and strong defender of human rights into a war-mongering bully who sponsors targetted assassinations and orders pre-emptive strikes with casual ease.


Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the only animal that for sordid wages will march out... and help to slaughter strangers of his own species who have done him no harm and with whom he has no quarrel.... And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for "the universal brotherhood of man" - with his mouth Mark Twain


GT sez: I have wondered for far too long why Jim can't hire someone to check his posts for grammatical correctness, and punctuation. He is one of the MASTERS at mangling the English language. Too bad he can't just speak 'dogshit'. But I think he has a personal image problem. Nevertheless, he is a great and generous man to have given us all, FOR FREE, the knowledge of his lifetime about economics, precious metals, and how they operate together to preserve your personal assets against the THEFT of guv'mints. Jim Sinclair’s Commentary Don’t let the numbing spin and off the scale development with equities put you in an exposed mode. The dollar is dead - that is becoming quite clear. The ramification of the demise of the dollar this year are severe. The sheeple are sleeping, dope smoking, snorting or doing something else to disengaged their brains. Gold is going to $1650 then on to Alf’s numbers. The dollar is going to .52 and maybe lower on the USDX. The long bonds are going to Hades. The IMF is going to be the world Federal Reserve. There will be a SDR tied to gold as I have suggested, in the form of a basket of mainly non-dollar currencies that will be the one world currency. The agenda of those that seek the above is unfolding. Democracy will become an underground movement. About all this there is no question. Are you prepared?

Monday, June 1, 2009


SANCHEZ IS A STOOGE BEING USED TO GET A TRUTH COMMISSION SO THESE PRICKS CAN TELL THEIR STORIES AND BE SET FREE WITH NO PENALTIES. NO FUCKING WAY! PROSECUTE, CONVICT, AND HANG THEM. General Rick Sanchez Calls for War Crimes Truth Commission By Jack Hidary The General described the failures at all levels of civilian and military command that led to the abuses in Iraq, "and that is why I support the formation of a truth commission."


Again, May God Forgive Us By William Norman Grigg At some point, if liberty is to have a fighting chance, American military personnel are going to have to experience an epiphany and decide that they're no longer going to fight on behalf of the bastards running the Regime.June 1, 2009.



AMERICA DIED TODAY, AND NO ONE NOTICED America Died Today, Her Citizens Barely Noticed By: Sorcha Faal In what future historians will mark as the exact date that the once great Nation of The United States was finally destroyed, June 1, 2009 will be the one penciled in due to the two most horrific events to have ever had occurred in their 223 year history, the bankruptcy and government acquirement of the once mighty General Motors Corporation, and America sealing its borders against the rest of the World. KEEP READING FOLKS...IT'S ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUT!