Not sure whether he is or isn’t but a third-party reality check of my latest long conversation with the fellow says he’s right on. So that’s up on the Peoplenomics site Saturday. But the reason I wanted to mention this today is we’ve been pondering the arising war on cash and there are some interesting developments.
So we have, after a bit of research, a number of data points which are all going in the same direction: There is a huge (globalist/one-worlder) full court press on to make sure that you don’t have any money, unless the money is in some kind of government-tracked system.
I’m not just talking about the USA, although that’s one reason why the BATF is still death on home-made moonshining gear. Booze is a currency. That’s why if you buy a still from an online outfit, the law says BATF can simple request (no court order needed) a whole customer list, if they so chose.
The reason for such government policies is not that they care about your liver. They don’t, since if you die quicker, that’s less Social Security payments from them. You’re just an actuarial gnat.
No, the reason (besides religions, which were unwitting stooges which worked hard steal this set of rights) is that alcohol can be used as a very desirable barter good.
Since governments hate competition, they want to tax everything possible. Which is why still ownership is not illegal, for making untaxed booze…and the Big Guys set this up in the own special ways so as to make it virtually impossible for the little guys (you and me) to get proper annointing so we can make some homemade rum.
OK….key point #1 this morning: Anything that can be traded IS a fiat currency. Yes, that’s right…if you can trade if for something else, it’s a currency and turning sugar into booze makes booze a fiat. Since moonshine comes in Mason jars, there’s no way to serialize and tax it….and you got the game, right? I might have even personally sipped some ‘shine from Tupperware…but I can’t remember, too clearly. I must have just forgotten to look for the tax stamp. My bad.
OK, raise your eyes beyond America’s borders. Do you see what’s going on in Italy? They’re on the financial ropes, of course, and inflitrated by the mob, of course, but come next year there’s a move afoot to outlaw the payment for anything more than $50 Euros in cash.
Banning anything but a small supply of hunting ammo figures into this, too, since my (presumed) PRB source pointed out how governments really work. “first, you need a navy…”.
So, with that in mind, click over to this recent Al Jazeera video report on how the seriously socialistas are getting rid of cash in Sweden.
Yep, that’s the game: Its why IRS wants its cut from even the little farmer roadside stand, and it’s why BATF wonh’t let you whip up a few bottles of hooch for personal use.
The name of the game is keeping all possible fiat competition squashed.
Like my (nominally) PTB caller asked me “You ever see the movie Wall Street? The quote that mattered there was “,,,we can fix this malfunctioning corporation called the USA….” Kinda shakes your faith in that possibility we you have the Bigger Game smeared in your face. Remember, this is the source who said “…the movie IS the message…” a few years back.
Just one of the nuggets from our little chit-chat, but more tomorrow. There’s even juicer stuff than that. But just keep in mind if people have their own guns, grub, and gold, government can still be by and for the people. Otherwise, tables flip and government becomes all powerful.
Like it already is?
Reader’s Rights: Conspiratorially Speaking
From reader Jeffrey:
“I was thinking the other night we might be closer to something big (“big” meaning WWIII/martial law in the USA type big) happening real soon than most people realize. The sign I see as a clear marker is the discussion being allowed in mainstream outlets about 9-11 not being what the government/MSM has claimed (i.e. being an “inside job”). For example there was recently a documentary on PBS produced by the “Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth” that is a must see for any of the Koolaid drinkers of the gov’s/MSM’s BS on 9-11. In essence the show makes the (really strong) case that 9-11 could not have happened like they said it did and that there had to be things like demolition charges (World Trade Center) and a missile (Pentagram) involved. My take on this is that TPTB would not allow this kind of info to get into a forum like this unless they figured we are at a point where it really doesn’t matter anymore if the public knows the truth or not. This is just an example of this kind of thing that I have seen recently – there are others. This is definitely not a good sign regardless what the “truthers” out there say .”
Uh…mean like it’s too late? Gee, golly, hope not…but you could be right. Wouldn’t there have had to be an amendment to the Constitution to turn the US into a corporation? Failing that, would said corporate occupation be legal? Not rabble-rousing…just asking. I don’t meet the “…first you need a navy…” test. Guess if you did, would could dress up as you wanted, huh?
Still, one of the biggest court victories this was was the “U.S. judge’s rule protects reporters, activitists in their Middle East work.“ It’s still possible to be a loyal American and ask questions.
But better ask while you can.
Tube-Type Radio Gear
Remember Tuesday I was bemoaning that piece of ham radio gear that was north of $2,300 dollars…when new it was in the $350 class? Well, this morning it’s up to $2,550.
Got an email about it:
“ GEORGE, you of all people should know inflation has increased the cost of your receiver $300-$350 back then for it/ is close to $2400 today…look at your 1 gold coin….”
Yeah…hadn’t looked at it that way. Good call. So let’s start to pencil this out. We start by going to the Radiophilo site and looking at the famous Drake Twins (The R4-B was circa 1968, so the R4-C would have wound up production in about 1972… or would it?
The Radio Museum puts the price at $500 through 1979, so let’s run with that.
Trip over to the Fed inflation calculator (right column on the HTML site somewhere) and plug in the numbers. The equivalent price today?
But let’s consider a few other things…like the fact that it is a serious collectable and there’s no doubt some nostalgia factor. Plus, it’s likely EMP resistant to a good extent (the transistorized part is well downstream from the antenna/mixer/IF circuits. Too rich for my blood, but I admit it…tube type gear is still in many ways as good (even better) than mid-range gear today.
Speaking of Ham Radio
A buddy in the local ham club forwarded this:
Subject: Morse Code is Alive And Well in the 21st Century…..VIVA CW!
I did not realize that (Mars lander) Curiosity was designed with Morse code wheel imprints. From a NASA press release: “Curiosity can make its own features using its wheel tracks. A close inspection of the tracks reveals a unique, repeating pattern: Morse code for JPL. This pattern, visible as straight bands across the zigzag track marks, can be used as a visual reference to help the rover drive accurately. The Morse code, imprinted on all six wheels, is:
.— (J), .–. (P), and .-.. (L).
JPL is short for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., where the rover was built and the mission is managed.”
I would have been a little more creative, frankly. Something longer like:
.– …. . .-. . .. … – -.– .–. .. –.. –.. .- ..–.. OR
-. — -. — - …. . .-. . -…- -. -..- - .—- -.-. .-.. — … . .-. - — … ..- -..
There…that oughta keep you busy and un productive till break time.
More Monday, of course.
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Another Depression Marker: Fix-It Shops
Every economic depression rolls differently: The ‘flavor’ of the 1873 depression was different from the 1930′s Great Depression, while the New/Second Depression has rolled out with a whole different flavor than previous ones. Part of this is the nature of the times (no high tech com tools in 1873) and part is due to how the safety nets are operating now as compared to their birthing events in the Great Depression of the thirties. FDIC, AmeriCorps, and Social Security have all served to moderate the mess we’re now in. But this morning we see how another one of the 1930′s phenomenas is arriving – fix-it shops and a possible decline in “disposable goods.” First, however, a few juicy headlines to get the brain cells jiggling before we get into a thoughtful reflection on trends.
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Safer Computing: Getting Your Cookies Off
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