Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Government Waste: 20 Of The Craziest Things That The U.S. Government Is Spending Money On

Government Waste: 20 Of The Craziest Things That The U.S. Government Is Spending Money On
#6 The National Institutes of Health spent approximately $442,340 to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam.

#7 Approximately $1 million of U.S. taxpayer money was used to create poetry for the Little Rock, New Orleans, Milwaukee and Chicago zoos. The goal of the "poetry" is to help raise awareness on environmental issues.

#8 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spent $175 million during 2010 to maintain hundreds of buildings that it does not even use. This includes a pink, octagonal monkey house in the city of Dayton, Ohio.

#9 $1.8 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars went for a "museum of neon signs" in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Total Cost Of Wars Exceeds $2.5 Trillion - No Worries! US Media 'Fluff' Numbing Nation, Robbing Next Generation

Lemonaid - The Essence of Bailouts

Chris Whalen With Dylan Ratigan: Which Banks & How Much - Surprises From Bernanke's Forced Disclosure

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Hamilton & Jefferson Discuss The Founding Of The United States Treasury (Video From HBO Series John Adams)

41 Facts On The History Of U.S. Central Banking

41 Facts On The History Of U.S. Central Banking - Home - The Daily Bail
#16 In 1816, another central bank was created. The Second Bank of the United States was established and was given a 20 year charter.

#17 Andrew Jackson, who became president in 1828, was determined to end the power of the central bankers over the United States.

#18 In fact, in 1832, Andrew Jackson's re-election slogan was "JACKSON and NO BANK!"

#19 On July 10th, 1832 President Jackson said the following about the danger of a central bank....

"It is not our own citizens only who are to receive the bounty of our government. More than eight millions of the stock of this bank are held by foreigners... is there no danger to our liberty and independence in a bank that in its nature has so little to bind it to our country? ... Controlling our currency, receiving our public moneys, and holding thousands of our citizens in dependence... would be more formidable and dangerous than a military power of the enemy."

#20 In 1835, President Jackson completely paid off the U.S. national debt. He is the only U.S. president that has ever been able to accomplish this.

#21 President Jackson vetoed the attempt to renew the charter of the Second Bank of the United States in 1836.

Ask Yourself This About the Fed...

From the Cato Institute:
"...If you are skeptical about abolishing the Fed, just consider the following question: "Would those who voted for the Fed in 1913 have done so if they had known that:

1. After having a 125-year period of relatively stable money when the dollar was still close to its value in 1790, the dollar would be worth less than 5 cents at the end of the century?

2. The longest and severest depression the country had ever experienced would occur a mere 20 years after the creation of the Fed and that the Fed had a major responsibility for the disaster?

3. And the number of bank failures would increase and not decrease?

The answer clearly would have been "no." Why are we keeping a failed institution?..."

NY Times: Rep. Ron Paul, G.O.P. Loner, Comes In From Cold

Rep. Ron Paul, G.O.P. Loner, Comes In From Cold -
"If there is vindication here, Mr. Paul says, it is for Austrian economic theory — an anti-Keynesian model that many mainstream economists consider radical and dismiss as magical thinking.

The theory argues that markets operate properly only when they are unfettered by government regulation and intervention. It holds that the government should not have a central bank or dictate economic or monetary policy. Once the government begins any economic planning, such thinking goes, it ends up making all the economic decisions for its citizens, essentially enslaving them."

He's being let in from the cold because he's been right, and everyone else has been wrong.  "Wow, a non-corrupt, principled politician!  What a novelty!"

The Left Hopping on Board the Ron Paul Bandwagon? NPR & The Nation Shower Down Praise

The Nation: Ron Paul's Fight For Transparency : NPR
The congressman is right to make that point, as he is when he argues that:

"State secrecy is anathema to a free society. Why exactly should Americans be prevented from knowing what their government is doing in their name? In a free society we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, however, we are in big trouble. The truth is that our foreign spying, meddling and outright military intervention in the post–World War II era has made us less secure, not more, and we have lost countless lives and spent trillions of dollars for our trouble. Too often it's the official government lies that have given us endless and illegal wars resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths and casualties."

The Rise of Ron Paul

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fed Critics Go Mainstream

Watch Jon Stewart's Takedown Of Ben Bernanke's 'Not Printing Money' Claims

Watch Jon Stewart's Takedown Of Ben Bernanke's 'Not Printing Money' Claims
"There's nothing funnier to 99% of America than Ben Bernanke's claim that he's not printing money.

Especially when, thanks to the Jon Stewart, you see Ben's latest 60 Minutes interview juxtaposed against another 60 Minutes interview when the Chairman said he was printing money -- the difference between now and then being that the Fed was buying corporate assets and now it's buying government bonds."

The Purpose of Wikileaks

Majority of Americans Say Fed Should Be Reined In or Abolished, Poll Shows

Majority of Americans Say Fed Should Be Reined In or Abolished, Poll Shows - Bloomberg
"A majority of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s independent central bank, saying the U.S. Federal Reserve should either be brought under tighter political control or abolished outright, a poll shows."

Daniel Ellsberg of The Pentagon Papers Praising Ron Paul

Ron Paul on Wikileaks