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Ban Public Schools, Not Guns

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Columbine. Virginia Tech. Newtown. What do they have in common? They are shorthand for “tax-funded schools where mass murderers plied their trade.” The murderers all were students in, or graduates of, the tax-funded, state-run educational system in the United States.

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January 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

High School Girls for Ron Paul

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It has been a few weeks since I last posted and wanted to share what is in the hearts and minds (politically) of the high school seniors on the Portland, Oregon Women’s Jesuit Lacrosse Team.  Senior night is today and there are 8 graduating girls.  All will be attending private colleges such as:

  • West Point
  • SMU
  • Wake Forest x 2
  • Lehigh
  • LMU
  • Georgetown
  • Gonzaga

Smart girls, but what makes them really smart is that 7 will be voting for Ron Paul

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May 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Inflation and smoking, what they have in common.

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Smoking is a human action. People smoke because it feels good to them. But in the long term, smokers start coughing, feeling bad, and even dying from lung cancer. The good consequences appear immediately. The bad consequences may take years to manifest.

If a smoker tries to stop, some bad consequences called withdrawal symptoms appear immediately. It may take two to three months for the good consequences to become noticeable.

This is why it is so difficult to stop smoking. Simplistically speaking it is easy to say, “the cure for smoking is to stop smoking.” In practice it is not that easy.

So too, with inflation. When the additional currency is pumped into the system, the fortunate recipients of the new currency go on a spending spree, the stock market goes up, new economic activity is stimulated, people become more enthusiastic, and new jobs are created. The good consequences appear immediately. But two years later prices go up, consumers complain, and politicians talk about “fighting inflation.” The bad consequences appear much later the Fed tightens the screws, and the economy becomes “depressed.”

It is easy to say, “the cure for inflation is to stop inflating.” But if currency inflation is stopped, the stock market immediately tumbles, interest rates go up, “money” becomes tight, companies go bankrupt, people lose their jobs, and the economy becomes “depressed.”

We are addicted to inflation like the compulsive smoker to nicotine and the alcoholic to alcohol.

Greece Problems coming to America..

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If only things were as peaceful as in this picture is of Greece. A foreshadow of what is coming to the U.S. is being shown in Greece as the Greek Parliament approved austerity measures that were very unpopular with the people. 34 buildings have been set on fire as the masses in Greece rose up against the government.Take these instances in Europe as something that could be happening in the streets of Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago in the very near future.

As a result of the European crisis, major U.S. banks are actually receiving a larger share of global trading revenue in the  fourth quarter. The trend is expected to continue as Europe’s sovereign-debt  crisis continues. “There are some trends being seen across a lot of  different competitors and across a number of business lines, which if  they play out the way it looks so far, could help the U.S.  capital-markets banks in terms of market share,” said Guy Moszkowski of  Bank of America. As bad as everything is, at this point in history, the world still views the U.S. the best of the worst place to invest their money.

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February 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Who does Glenn Beck support?

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Over the past year or so Glenn Beck has expressed his dislike for Woodrow Wilson for his big government, tax and spend policies.  At the same time, he talks about the depression of 1920 that no one knows about.  It was a very short-lived depression because the Harding/Coolidge administrations took drastic measures to help the economy.

What were these drastic measures?  They slashed spending by nearly 50% and cut taxes from 70% to under 24%.  And the result was the roaring twenties.  Prior to this election cycle Beck talked at length about getting spending under control to save the nation, otherwise, bye-bye, U.S.A.

Who is the only candidate advocating cutting spending and dramatically reducing taxes.  RON PAUL.  So why is Glenn Beck so against him?  He says its his foreign policy.  Not sure how Ron Paul’s foreign policy differs from Harding/Coolidge, who he so greatly admires, what is the issue?  In the 1920’s we not involved in multiple wars, nor did we have hundreds of foreign based bases.  Also, we weren’t occupying the middle east, so what is so different Glenn?  I hope you can take a closer look at what made America great and remember that there were Muslims back in the 20’s we just weren’t telling them what to do and occupying their land.

Debt Limit and Social Security

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Let’s see, Obama yesterday claimed that without a debt limit increase that all the social security recipients would be at risk of not getting their checks.  We have been told over and over again that there is a “Social Security Trust Fund”.  Hmmm, based on what Obama said, it appears there is no trust fund and that there is not money set aside for current and future SS recipients.  Did Obama let the cat out of the bag that he has been robbing the “trust fund” to fund his other entitlement programs.  Just ask yourself, Is this house of cards about to crash or is he just using scare tactics to justify an increase in taxes and to mire the country in additional debt.

Debt Limit

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Today we have a staggering $14.4 trillion debt, and President Obama wants to raise our nation’s debt limit without making permanent reforms in spending and fiscal policies.  Doesn’t he know that spending got us into this problem?  I suggest that we join some brave Senators such as Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio and and demand Washington Cut, Cap, and Balance the federal budget! It’s time to get serious about cutting spending … our children’s future depends on it.