Monday, November 27, 2006

Dollar crash?

Now - as in today!

Click on title for full explanation.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Shrink Rap Radio




Do you wonder what makes us tick? Does the spirit exist? Does psychology have any answers?

If you haven't hooked up to any radio programs on your computer may I recommend "podcasts", mis-named but lots of fun anyway. Go to iTunes (difficult) or Podshow Network (easy) and check them out. You can subscribe at no cost and they will be ready for your mp3 player or computer, stream or download.

At Podshow Network click on channels and you'll find many categories of content. Click on Spirituality (on the left) and find ShrinkRapRadio (or just click to go to his website), with Dr. Dave. He has an easy-going style as he interviews a wide variety of psychologists. Very thought provoking.

He's got over 60 shows you can listen to - from shaminism to terrorism - a range of topics sure to catch your attention.

And, BTW, he's a good friend of mine and a very cool fellow. Someday maybe he'll put up a tape of himself playing his extremely cool didgeridoo!

Wedlock


About 4.1 million babies were born in the United States last year, up slightly from 2004. More than 1.5 million of those were to unmarried women; that is about 37 percent of the total. In 2004, about 36 percent of births were out of wedlock.

Maybe if they changed the name more people would want to get into it.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Inflation




and from the ever-entertaining Mogambo Guru:

"And if you don't think that prices are rising, then let's stroll on over to the latest Economist magazine and take look for ourselves. Hmmm! The Dollar Index for All Items is up 37.5% from a year ago. Sounds like higher prices to me! Food is up 20.1% from a year ago, and that sounds like higher prices to me, too! All Industrials is up 56%, which I am SURE is higher prices, and Metals is up 80.4%, which I am absolutely positive is higher prices!

The only thing that is NOT up in this table is Non-food Agriculturals which is still up 2.8% from a year ago, a level of inflation that used to be thought of as alarmingly high, back before Americans lost their minds 50 years or so ago." Read more

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

VOTE TODAY!


Vote as if your life depended upon it!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

No, No-Fly Means No-Fly!


According to Mark Nestmann, the President of The Nestmann Group in the Sovereign Society A-Letter:

"Forget no-fly lists. If Uncle Sam gets its way, beginning on Jan. 14, 2007, we'll all be on no-fly lists, unless the government gives us permission to leave-or re-enter-the United States.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (HSA) has proposed that all airlines, cruise lines-even fishing boats-be required to obtain clearance for each passenger they propose taking into or out of the United States.

It doesn't matter if you have a U.S. passport-a “travel document” that now, absent a court order to the contrary, gives you a virtually unqualified right to enter or leave the United States, any time you want. When the DHS system comes into effect next January, if the agency says “no” to a clearance request, or doesn't answer the request at all, you won't be permitted to enter-or leave-the United States.

Consider what might happen if you're a U.S. passport holder on assignment in a country like Saudi Arabia. Your visa is about to expire, so you board your flight back to the United States. But wait! You can't get on, because you don't have permission from the HSA. Saudi immigration officials are on hand to escort you to a squalid detention center, where you and others who are now effectively “stateless persons” are detained, potentially indefinitely, until their immigration status is sorted out.

Why might the HSA deny you permission to leave-or enter-the United States? No one knows, because the entire clearance procedure would be an administrative determination made secretly, with no right of appeal. Naturally, the decision would be made without a warrant, without probable cause and without even any particular degree of suspicion. Basically, if the HSA decides it doesn't like you, you're a prisoner-either outside, or inside, the United States, whether or not you hold a U.S. passport.

The U.S. Supreme Court has long recognized there is a constitutional right to travel internationally. Indeed, it has declared that the right to travel is "a virtually unconditional personal right." The United States has also signed treaties guaranteeing “freedom of travel.” So if these regulations do go into effect, you can expect a lengthy court battle, both nationally and internationally.

Think this can't happen? Think again…it's ALREADY happening. Earlier this year, HSA forbade airlines from transporting an 18-year-old native-born U.S. citizen, back to the United States. The prohibition lasted nearly six months until it was finally lifted a few weeks ago.

Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union are two countries in recent history that didn't allow their citizens to travel abroad without permission. If these regulations go into effect, you can add the United States to this list.

For more information on this proposed regulation, see http://hasbrouck.org/IDP/IDP-APIS-comments.pdf .

MARK NESTMANN, Wealth Preservation & Tax Consultant on behalf of The Sovereign Society
assetpro@nestmann.com
www.nestmann.com

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