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About The Publisher

A veteran of Viet Nam, student of history (both American and film), Jeffrey Bennett has been broadcasting for over eighteen years as host of Perspectives on America, and later - 'Life, Liberty & All That Jazz.' Jeff is considered the voice of reason on the alternative media - providing a unique and distinctive broadcast style, including topics such as health and wellness, news, political satire - with a twist, education and editorial commentary on current events through the teaching of history. In addition, Jeff publishes The Federal Observer - a daily on-line publication, which co-authored and spear-headed a petition, which ultimately caused new legislation to be signed by President George W. Bush within 450 days of the events that rocked our world on September 11, 2001.

What Does This Truly Represent?

More On The Confederate Flag & The Civil War



Awhile back I submitted a letter to the editor containing my thoughts regarding all the recent fuss over the Confederate Battle Flag. I don’t subscribe to the paper but apparently some guy in town took offense to what I said and wrote a lengthy letter rebutting what I had said. I won’t copy his entire letter verbatim but I will quote one line from it to give you a general idea of what he said. In his letter he writes, “This fact, along with Lincoln’s subsequent actions to end both slavery and the Confederate cancer, should be taken into consideration before you assemble your Mount Rushmore demolition team.” His reference being my suggestion that the Lincoln Monument and his image on Mt. Rushmore be demolished.

appeal democratLet me begin by saying I almost feel pity upon the position that Abraham Lincoln found himself in upon being sworn in as president. Here was a man who found himself at a critical time in our nation’s history, faced with the momentous decision of allowing a portion of the Union to separate and form its own country, or use force to comply it to remain a part of the Union.

The Civil War, or as I prefer to call it, The War of Northern Aggression, (or at least the War for Southern Independence), happened a century and a half ago, yet the wounds left by that bloody conflict have never entirely healed. The Confederate Battle Flag, whether you consider it right or wrong, is a symbol of those from the South, and people of like minds, who believe that the states had, and still retain, the right to secede from a voluntary pact between them and form their own system of government. This is the foundation upon which our Declaration of Independence rests. As the government itself is an entity created by that pact the States alone have to choice as to whether a State has the right to separate, the government itself has no say in the matter. Continue reading

How stupid are Americans?

When an American, more than one, can’t figure what nation begins with U when directly asked this question right on USA ground, the level of stupidity can be logically compared to mental retardation. Unfortunately, every single question asked and missed, might make you wonder what chance in the world does the nation have to recover from its various deep rooted problems and it certainly affirms to anyone with a clue how the nation has descended into a card carrying oligarchy, bent on rampant kleptocracy with total impunity, without serious protest or revolution. ~ AC

Logical Astigmatism Or Political Blindness?

“None so deaf as those who will not hear. No so blind as those who will not see.” ~ Matthew Henry

gaddy_maskIt has been downright funny at times to sit and watch as the Republicans react to the political antics of Donald Trump. Here, I believe, is a classic example of the factualness of a theory that has been posited by many: there is really no philosophical difference between the two major political parties in this country. Would the verbal attacks on Trump by Graham and McCain have been different in substance had they been delivered by Hillary or Obama? Is there not the common denominators of perpetual war, unlimited borrowing and open borders shared by all four?

When one dons the mantle of Republican Party faithful, membership in the inner sanctum requires logic and true insight be sacrificed on the altar of party loyalty. There could never be a better example than when a hysterically ignorant member of the local Republican Party hierarchy informed me in a rather loud voice that George W. Bush was a “true hero” because “He kept this country safe.” Continue reading

Your In-Action Today Condemns Your Children To Tomorrow’s Slaves

Ewart_LibertyMost of the responses we receive to our articles are from people over 70. The reason is obvious. They have seen much more than today’s clueless youth. They have seen more than young parents. They have seen more than business men and women in their 40’s and 50’s. The truth is, they have had a front-row seat to the destruction of American freedom and sovereignty. Continue reading

Yesterday’s Communist Is Today’s Progressive

communist-party-posterThe new American morning shadowed with trepidation; what new crisis will emerge wholly created by this administration that pits one group of Americans against each other? New morals, values, laws and rights are established at the benefit of a few to the detriment of the majority. All the while this is happening we meaninglessly drift away from the norms established in the past as our own history fades away from popular discourse.

In the blink of an eye, or in a generation, society itself unravels as it seems today to have lost the ability to retain the qualities that once made America exceptional. Liberty, freedom, truth, and the Constitution have given way to ideology, entitlement, and moral relativism. What we are left with is a pervasive atmosphere of decadence and moral bankruptcy that stands no chance in fighting an ideology that is consuming us. Continue reading

US Corruption vs. World Corruption

flag_tattered-n-torn_web_smlOne of the most hilarious things to me is Americans whacking other countries for being corrupt. Russia is a favorite target, but the US abuses virtually every non-Western country for “corruption.”

I’ve pointed out before that this is absurd. There is no more corrupt country in the world than the US. The bank bailouts were pure corruption, performed even though a supermajority of the population was against them, even though the banks had broken the law systematically, and even though the banks were bankrupt due to decisions they knew were corrupt, illegal, and (yes), stupid. Continue reading

Hedges: Reform or Revolution

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~ John F. Kennedy

Touch Evil 2014

Touch of Evil

“In the task of that redemption the most effective agents will be men who have substituted some new illusions for the abandoned ones. The most important of these illusions is that the collective life of mankind can achieve perfect justice. It is a very valuable illusion for the moment; for justice cannot be approximated if the hope of its perfect realization does not generate a sublime madness in the soul.

Nothing but such madness will do battle with malignant power and ‘spiritual wickedness in high places.’ The illusion is dangerous because it encourages terrible fanaticisms. It must therefor e be brought under the control of reason. One can only hope that reason will not destroy it before its work is done.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr
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For Whom the Bell Tolls…

Sowell: Immigration Irresponsibility Well Documented

People who entered the United States illegally may be called “undocumented” in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration issues.

Both Democratic and Republican administrations have left the border with Mexico porous for years — porous not just for Mexicans but for anybody else, including terrorists from the Middle East.

Two very different issues have gotten jumbled together in the political stew called “comprehensive immigration reform.” Continue reading

Jefferson: ‘We Failed!’

jefferson_large-foThomas Jefferson, one of my long-time heroes  was convinced that he and his friends blew the chance they had to establish true freedom in America. I know that a hundred thousand self-praising textbooks, speeches, pundits and songs claim that Jefferson and the rest established freedom, but that’s NOT what Jefferson thought, and that is NOT what he said. (You can choose who to believe for yourself.)

Nearly fifty years after the Declaration of Independence, he was of the opinion that the founders did not fully live up to the moment presented to them. Continue reading

McCutchen: Ignorance

Ignorance alone is a sad thing, but ignorance being sanctimoniously glorified is disgusting and disturbing. ~ Barb McCutchen

mccutchen_15H.L. Mencken, Will Rogers, Mark Twain – ­satirical humorous writers in the past would see the delicious irony in a school board & superintendent so ignorant and ill/mis-informed regarding history that they would equate a symbol of liberty/independence with one of slavery/bondage. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, that appears to be the case in the Fort Smith School Superintendent & School Board’s desire to remove/replace Southside High School’s 50+ year Rebel Mascot & all things Dixie. There’s never even been a protest of any size whatever of which I am aware. Continue reading

AMERICA, The Worlds Largest Insane Asylum

We're all MAD now....

We’re all MAD now….

Reading and listening to all the absolutely INSANE activity and legislation going on in America for many decades now and seeing it get worse each year I am brought back to the act by Ronald Reagan in the 1980’s when he released all those inmates to the streets…. they began to breed and they now hold public office…. and some are still living on the streets in card board tents.

California is where the INSANITY began and has increased over time. If you do a little research on the release of those in the asylums to those home care facilities – it began in California – I guess they needed more *entertainers* and *personalities* with no talent so they tried to exploit the thoughts from The Snake Pit movie in real life. What normal people call mentally deficient actions those in the Hollywood crowd call creativity. Continue reading

The Night Watchman

SF-7Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.

Congress said, “Someone may steal from it at night.” So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?”

So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies. Continue reading

Was Slavery A Contributing Factor To The War Between The States?

“The consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it.” ~ Robert Edward Lee

RE_LeeOf course it was about slavery. To state otherwise would be irresponsible and unconscionable. While any form of slavery or involuntary servitude is despicable and contrary to all paradigms involving freedom and liberty, perhaps the focus of this individual atrocity should rest as much on the slavery created by the war as well as the slavery that preceded it.

Chattel slavery certainly had its impacts, especially the threats to slave owners in the South from fire breathing insane abolitionists like John Brown, including of course the disproportionate number of free blacks who also owned slaves. Continue reading

Ross: You Just Don’t See It, Do You?

Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? ~ Mark 8:18

justice-is-blindWere someone to ask you, “Are you blind” you most likely would say no, unless of course you are actually vision impaired to the point where you honestly could not see. Yet there is another kind of blindness in which people may see things, but then the things they see do not make it past their eyes and register with their brain. It is kind of like the saying that what someone says goes in one ear and out the other only that it refers to what people see not registering with their brain. Continue reading

John McCain: When “Tokyo Rose” Ran for President

The recent remarks of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have triggered a political media firestorm regarding the Vietnam War record of Sen. John McCain, resulting in a surge of renewed traffic to my “Tokyo Rose” piece, which I am now republishing below.

An even greater flood of attention has gone to Sydney Schanberg’s original 8,000 word article, which I had published as a cover story for The American Conservative several years ago. I urge people to read that remarkable expose.

As a Pulitzer Prize winning former top editor at The New York Times, there are few living Americans who can match Schanberg’s journalistic authority in this subject, and the fact that our entire American media has spent years entirely ignoring the explosive and massively-documented charges of one of its most distinguished members demonstrates to all of us that we are indeed living in the world of “American Pravda.” I also include a link to my own discussion of Schanberg’s remarkable findings ~ (R.U., July 2015)

tokyo roseAlthough the memory has faded in recent years, during much of the second half of the twentieth century the name “Tokyo Rose” ranked very high in our popular consciousness, probably second only to “Benedict Arnold” as a byword for American treachery during wartime. The story of Iva Ikuko Toguri, the young Japanese-American woman who spent her wartime years broadcasting popular music laced with enemy propaganda to our suffering troops in the Pacific Theater was well known to everyone, and her trial for treason after the war, which stripped her of her citizenship and sentenced her to a long prison term, made the national headlines. Continue reading


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Betsy-Ross-Flag-03.jpgThe concept in the above quote credited to Martin Niemoller is certainly relevant to current events in this country. On the 17th of May in Waco Texas, what could best be described as a mass assassination occurred in the parking lot of a restaurant known as Twin Peaks. Of course, if your mind and reasoning process has been invaded and is now a prisoner of the mass media culture operating under the aegis of Operation Mockingbird, you of course believe a group of dastardly criminals riding motorcycles took time off from selling illegal drugs, raping young girls and terrorizing neighborhoods to shoot each other at a community meeting. Of course, thanks to the alleged alert government authorities, some from the same alphabet agencies that killed 80 men, women and children in their church in the same town back in 1993, not quite as many folks met their death. Continue reading

Available NOW: The South Was Right

I know, I know…. “but Bennett, this is just too incendiary. It’s politically incorrect.”

South-cvr-final_v01.webWell… let’s just say that I have never been too concerned about just who the hell I offended. My goal has always been to bring an alternative thought process to the table – and more importantly – a little something called TRUTH!

Thank you Donald Adair. You are still my inspiration over sixty years later.

What you are about to read (80 pages of book print) was written by Samuel Augustus Steel in 1914 – a mere half-century after the end of the War of Northern Aggression. The book was published by the The R. L. Bryan Company of South Carolina – yes THAT South Carolina – where the Confederate Battle Flag was just removed from the South Carolina State Capitol recently. Shame on them all!

“A nation that is ignorant of its past, is a nation that is ripe for deception and manipulation. Therefore, it is not what happened, but rather what people believe happened which determines the present actions of a nation.” ~ Warriors of Honor
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US-ConstitutionIn a grand display of institutionalized ignorance, a 2012 candidate for sheriff in our county, a veteran of many years in law enforcement, when asked if he would intervene should the federal government seek to impose unconstitutional measures in our county, responded with three words: “by what authority?” In an even more spectacular display of institutionalized ignorance, the people of this county elected this man.

Institutionalized ignorance aside, the question posed by the candidate, now sheriff, was a relevant question. The problem was it was directed toward the wrong entity. The question “by what authority,” instead of being leveled at citizens should instead be leveled at all levels of government, especially the federal government. Continue reading

Obama: American in name only

obamaliarBarack Hussein Obama is making the world safe for Islamo-Marxism.

At first glance, it would seem an improbable collaboration, but the marriage of convenience between radical Islam and Marxism, like the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939-1941, has a practical purpose, to destroy Western democracy.

Adolf Hitler did not want a two-front war and benefitted from Soviet resources while he attempted to crush France and Britain in 1940 before turning the full force of the German military against his ultimate enemy in the east. Continue reading

Daniels: Reasons Behind Reasons

A small quiz:

charlie_daniels_2013Who do you think made the following statement about blacks, immigrants and indigents?

Human weeds” “spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”

Who said that they should enlist black ministers to sell black women on the prospect of abortion in what was dubbed “The Negro Project”?

We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” Continue reading

True Military Record of John Mccain Written by an Active Marine

John McCain is truly a WAR  ZERO

john-mccain-miserableMcCain has never really earned anything. He is from a wealth pampered background and not fit to lead this nation.

A “war hero” doesn’t finish 894th out of 899 and still get stationed at a Navy champagne unit and promoted ahead of all but two of his 898 other classmates.

A “war hero” doesn’t crash three U.S. Navy jets out of sheer incompetence and ineptitude, including two during non-combat training sessions.

A “war hero” doesn’t get written up on drunk-and-disorderly, fraternization, disobeying orders, and insubordination charges more than two dozen times in less than three years. Continue reading

Ross: I’m Trying To Make This As EASY As I Can For You

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. ~ Daniel Webster, (3 June 1834)

The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought. ~ Samuel Adams; Written under the pseudonym Candidus (14 Oct 1771)

Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives. ~ John Adams; In a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush (18 April 1808)

ross_unmaskedAfter nearly two decades of researching and writing I can comfortably say, that aside from a small percentage of Americans, the people in this country wouldn’t know what freedom was if it came up and bit them in the ass. I have been accused of being harsh in my comments regarding my fellow citizens, but I simply cannot sit back and not call it as I see it. The facts prove that my statement is correct, that most people have no clue what true freedom really is. Most Americans alive today have never been truly free. Continue reading

Requiem For An American Dream

flag_distress“Drastic change, under certain conditions, creates a proclivity for fanatical attitudes, united action, and spectacular manifestations of flouting and defiance; it creates an atmosphere of revolution”, wrote Eric Hoffer in The Ordeal of Change. Hoffer continues, “we are usually told that revolutions are set in motion to realize radical changes. Actually, it is drastic change which sets the stage for revolution. The revolutionary mood and temper are generated by the irritations, difficulties, hungers, and frustrations inherent in the realization of drastic change.” Whether we like it or not, our country is in the latter stages of this drastic change as an atmosphere of revolution has been deliberately forced upon us just as it was in 1773. Continue reading

The War Keeps Coming Home – or – Time To Clean House

“The war keeps coming home because we have filled our home with the enemy. It’s time to clean house.” ~ Daniel Greenfield

Smith_washingtopnIn the rolling hills of east Tennessee, America snapped awake on July 16th around 10:40 am, when the peaceful morning silence was shattered, and Mohammed Youssef Abdulazeez, a Muslim terrorist, opened fire on the Armed Forces Recruitment Center (Old Lee Highway) in Chattanooga, TN, with an AK-47 and several other weapons. Within minutes he traversed the seven miles to the Navy Operational Support Center, and he continued his murderous rampage, that left four brave Marines dead and America angry and grieving. Continue reading

Gaddy: My Flag Represents Resistance To Tyranny; How About Yours?

flag of the army of virginia_sml~ Forewords ~
I wrote the below a few weeks more than two years ago fully realizing that there would be some false flag event perpetrated by our government masters which would further vilify and demonize the flag of my ancestors. I also knew that such an act of tyranny could only be perpetrated against a mass of people so ignorant of this country’s history they would fall for any emotional ruse. Watching the idiots in the media and the ignorant at all levels follow the dictates of the psychopaths in government for the past few days, I felt compelled to issue this re-rant.

The ignorant who claim fealty to our Second Amendment but continue to support this government should pay close attention to the mental chaos created against my flag that represents resistance to tyranny, for soon you will witness the same when it comes to individual ownership of firearms. The die has been cast, we only await the next false flag event which will do to firearms ownership what has been done to the St. Andrews Cross. (M.G.)

“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God” ~ attributed to Benjamin Franklin, found on the cemetery gate at Jefferson’s Monticello. Continue reading

I’m Quite Certain People Don’t Think

Neal Ross (in absentia)

ross-oathkeeprtatHopefully you can read the text on the above image, as it is relevant to the text I am about to type.

At the title implies on this, I believe that there are very few Americans, probably around 15%, and that may be a generous number, who actually think, and I mean REALLY THINK about things. Take for instance the Bill of Rights. How much thought have you given that document? Be honest now, how much thought have you personally given to what it says?

I’d be willing to bet that many people in this country were not aware that unless those pushing for the new Constitution agreed to include a bill of rights along with the Constitution that the Constitution would never have been agreed to by the required number of states. You see, back then the people in this country were more concerned about protecting their rights than they were with establishing a government that one day would grow into this behemoth that would watch over, provide for, and control almost every aspect of their lives. Continue reading

The Lincoln/Civil War Lies Must Be Exposed

Can facts & truth ever overcome the 155 year old Lincoln cover-up: all built on ignorance and untruths?

01_lincoln_pub_collTwo of the members of the Fort Smith School Board have indicated by their stated positions they are the two principal spokespersons for the Board.

They have shown that they are more than willing to carry and promulgate the now 155 year old brutal Lincoln cover-up.

These two women bill themselves as educators of children, when they shamelessly participate in perpetuating lies, distortions, revisions, omissions, indoctrination and political correctness in the government school classrooms, all orchestrated by the varied entities of all government. Continue reading

Massive Government Overreach: Obama’s AFFH Rule Is Out

new managementToday (July 8, 2015), HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced the finalization of the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. A front-page article preemptively defending the move appears in today’s Washington Post. The final rule is 377 pages, vastly longer than the preliminary version of the rule promulgated in 2013.

AFFH is easily one of President Obama’s most radical initiatives, on a par with Obamacare in its transformative potential. Continue reading

Racism 101.2603: Mother of two attacked by ‘dozens of black youths’

Young children in car and told she didn’t belong in neighborhood because she was white!

Racism 101.2603A Chicago mother claims a group of black youths attacked her car with her two children inside and hurled racial epithets at her because she was white – but the incident has not been classified as a hate crime.

Susan Pedersen says she was left shaken and fearful in the wake of the incident that took place near the University of Chicago campus Thursday night.

QUESTION: Where in the hell is Mayor Rahm It Up Yo’azz Emmanuel and the mainstream media? Why isn’t the ‘Black’ Community screaming bloody murder and putting a stop to this crap?!!! (Ed.) Continue reading

Pentagon set to lift ban on transgender people in the military

gay_flag1Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the military, with the goal of formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

An announcement is expected this week, and the services would have six months to assess the impact of the change and work out the details, the officials said Monday.

Military chiefs wanted time to methodically work through the legal, medical and administrative issues and develop training to ease any transition, and senior leaders believed six months would be sufficient. Continue reading

Donald Trump … Minuteman!

Rick-with-CutAs an original Minuteman, I’m really loving these hysterics over Donald Trumps immigration speech, which has garnered national media outrage from the neutered, liberal media sycophants, who desire to see a broken country.

As the Director of the Chicago Minuteman Project, I have been fighting against illegal immigration since 2005, only to get frustrated by the nauseous media, and corrupt politicians, who pander to the illegal alien trespassers over the American citizens interest.

So this is a political phenomenon, where a presidential candidate speaks the truth, and has the facts to back him up. Continue reading

Smith: Deadly Consequences

Smith_washingtopnKate Steinle’s murder was one terrible tragedy in a sea of thousands that are committed each year by criminal illegal aliens, who are too often gang members. And her death is especially sad and tragic, because it was so unnecessary and preventable, if only San Francisco had not been a sanctuary city, allowing illegals to come and go as they pleased; Kate’s murderer had already been deported five previous times. Continue reading

“The 21st Century Cures Act” Is On Its Way – Here’s Why You Haven’t Heard About It

money-pillsThe 21st Century Cures Act is going through the U.S. Congress right now, and it will likely pass into law unless some opposition materializes (it passed through the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee with a vote of 51 to 0). The Act is a give-away to the pharmaceutical industry, removing many of the safety mechanisms in place that are supposed to keep the public protected from unsafe drugs and medical devices.

The 21st Century Cures Act allows drugs to be rushed to the market, removes phase 3 testing as a requirement for drug approval, bases drug approval on biomarkers rather than actual health outcomes, and encourages the production of new antibiotics at a time when microbiome destruction is increasingly being linked to chronic diseases. (Read More)

Hultberg: The Orwellian-Keynesian Path

Nelson_HultbergGreece defaults. The Dow plummets 350 points in one day. Ugly, ominous DEBT builds up like a giant snow cliff hanging over the economic valleys of the West. Is this the end of the Great Keynesian Charade brought to us by the collectivists with the advent of 1913 and the Roosevelt revolution of 1933? Not quite; but the end is near. It sits just beyond the “fiscal can kicking” that our government banking oligarchs have fashioned for us from Milhouse Nixon to Hussein Obama. A few more years of such illusory “policy making” will be all that is needed. The DEBT avalanche that we have contained far longer than wise men ever thought possible will begin its descent and crash into our lives. It won’t be a slow form of destruction either; it will be a huge and horrific crash that will wipe out much of the quality of our way of life overnight. Continue reading

Baldwin: The Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered

Civil-War-Confederate-Battle-Flag-of-the-37th-Mississippi-Infantry-sold-for-nearl-51000Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that what we see happening in the United States today is an apt illustration of why the Confederate flag was raised in the first place. What we see materializing before our very eyes is tyranny: tyranny over the freedom of expression, tyranny over the freedom of association, tyranny over the freedom of speech, and tyranny over the freedom of conscience. Continue reading

Driving policies through fraud and fear-mongering

A physician offers sanity-based perspectives on EPA’s “Data Derangement Syndrome

green-mansions-hunter-jayPropaganda tactics employed by the Environmental Protection and its activist allies increasingly employ emotion as a primary media tool. Mothers and children pose on the US Capitol steps, waving signs that claim they are fighting for clean air and their children’s health. Images of these “lovable lobbyists” for EPA’s Clean Power Plan and other rules are intentionally heart-tugging.

It is maternal instinct versus scientific facts; emotions versus informed debate. If EPA issues dire warnings, that is all these moms need to hear. Indeed, it is hard to overcome such pleadings with cold facts alone. Continue reading

Who Runs the Fed?

jewsfedres_smlThe 2008 financial crisis challenged many orthodox assumptions in finance and economics, including the proper role and accountability of central banks. The U.S. Federal Reserve, commonly known as the Fed, is the world’s most powerful central bank.

One major source of Federal Reserve power is its role as “lender of last resort,” lending directly to commercial banks through its so-called discount lending window. Traditionally, only commercial banks had access to the Fed’s discount lending since non-bank financial institutions were not subject to the same reserve and capital requirements as those imposed on banks. The other major source of the Fed’s power is its ability to purchase short-term Treasury securities. These restrictions on Fed lending and asset purchases helped support the central bank’s political independence from Congress and the White House by ensuring that Fed policy was socially neutral and did not favor particular sections of financial markets or particular private constituencies. But as the Federal Reserve’s lending and asset purchase powers expanded in unprecedented ways in 2008, these traditional restrictions were swept aside, exposing the flaws of central bank independence. (Read More)

Protecting Your Wealth: July 10, 2015


100 Million Americans Not Working As Workforce Shrinks
Is America hard at work? Or hardly working? I ask this because 430,000 Americans of working age (16 and older) dropped out of the workforce in June. (Read Full Story)

Some Group is Sitting On These Markets
“Gold is looking like the dog that just did not bark — but not uniquely so. Most safe-haven assets are looking distinctly lackluster, including the VIX index. Either 5,000 years of safe-haven buying has just become bunk, or there is a desire to portray what is evidently a financial and economic crisis as nothing to be concerned about.” ~ Ross Norman (Read Full Story)

OPM Hack Exposed Social Security Numbers of 21.5 Million People
Data breaches at the U.S. government’s personnel management agency by hackers, with suspicions centering on China… (Read Full Story)

The Coming Liquidation
Interest rates will have to rise, sooner or later; central bankers tremble when they see the slightest sign that interest rates are ticking up; they are trapped and wait in dread for the deluge of bond liquidation … (Read Full Story)

Kennedy, the Federal Reserve and Executive Order 11110
On June 4, 1963, a little known attempt was made to strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the government at interest. Did this single act lead to the death of our President? (Read Full Story)

Barack Just Lost It with Alan Greenspan’s Warning for Owning Gold
The 20-year head of the U.S. Fed, just turned on Washington D.C., smeared egg on Obama’s face… and divulged his personal secret to safeguard our savings with Gold. (Read Full Story)

The Legend of Jacque Dupré
Take a lesson from the legacy Jacque Dupré left his only heir – the power of inter-generational wealth provision. It remains available – even today! (Read Full Story)

Beware: The Ide(a)s of ‘Rare Coin’ Dealers
An expose’ of the Pirates of the precious-metals underworld and how you can truly protect your ass-ets – from them! (Read Full Story)

Gold Price Forecast: Is Gold About to Hit $2,500?
Gold prices have plunged. But those that are holding the yellow metal needn’t worry. Soon, you might be able to buy gold for double, even triple today’s price. (Read Full Story)

Gold Price Manipulation: More Evident Now Than Ever Before
There’s increasing noise that questions whether gold prices are being manipulated.Given the current events in the eurozone especially, along with what’s happening elsewhere in the global economy, gold prices aren’t moving higher. In fact… (Read Full Story)

First Warning Signs of a 2008-Like Style Silver Shortage – Which Likely Will Be Far Worse
U.S. Mint suspends Silver Eagle sales – again – due to exploding demand, in this case the result of one of the most blatant Cartel raids since… drum roll please… 2008. (Read Full Story)

Dexter Gordon: Jazz Session ’73!

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Ross: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. ~ (Matthew 15:8)

ross_unmaskedLately it seems as though the frequency of things that piss me off has picked up the pace. It is not just what is happening in the political scene either. Seems like what is going on in society as well is all designed with one purpose in mind…TO PISS ME OFF. Combine them and toss in the fact that I am grumpy due to the inability to use my right arm and it seems I am in a constant state of pissed off-edness.

Have you ever watched a drain empty out in your sink or bathtub. As the water level get’s lower and lower the speed at which it circles the drain increases until the water is all gone. With each passing day I see more and more occurring that makes me wonder if the end is coming soon. I know the Bible tells us “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Matthew 24:36 KJV) But the Bible also gives us a whole list of signs and prophesies that must come to pass before the end comes. It seems like with increasing frequency more and more of these signs are coming to pass. There are the increasing changes in weather and the natural disasters that occur on a more regular basis than ever before. And for those of you who say these are all manmade disasters caused by either sinister men who use chemtrails and HAARP to control the weather, or that they are due to man’s causing climate change due to our carbon footprint, I have but one thing to say to you; God does not tell us HOW these things will occur, only that they will. Continue reading

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