37 votes

G. Edward Griffin on Quick Fixes, the Looming Great War and Loss of Elite Moral Authority

Sunday, September 30, 2012 – with Anthony Wile
The Daily Bell is pleased to present this exclusive interview with G. Edward Griffin.

Introduction: G. Edward Griffin is a film producer, author and political lecturer. He is the founder of Freedom Force International, a libertarian-oriented activist network focused on advancing individual freedom. First released in 1994, Mr. Griffin's best-selling financial book, The Creature from Jekyll Island, is a no-holds-barred look into the inner workings of the Federal Reserve banking system, or cartel if you will. Mr. Griffin's literary contributions are especially noteworthy given the validity of his vision and the exciting and troublesome nature of the times in which we live.

Daily Bell: Let's jump right in. Are we seeing significant price inflation now?

G. Edward Griffin: It depends on how you define significant, I suppose. I think it's significant. My personal feeling is the price index is greatly distorted. They keep fiddling with the formula to make it look as good as possible but real inflation, at least here in the States, in terms of the major components of what people buy to live day to day, such as groceries, gasoline and clothing, my feeling is that inflation is already at the double digits. I think it's ten percent if not more. That I think is significant but then again it's nothing compared to what I think we are going to see.

45 votes

Rand Paul's foreign aid views rile colleagues

"For months, Paul has been trying to stop US financial assistance to Pakistan until that nation releases Dr. Shakil Afridi, imprisoned by the government after he helped find Osama bin Laden, who was subsequently killed by American forces.

Kentucky’s junior senator also wants to stop aid to Libya and Egypt until they apprehend those responsible for the recent attacks on US diplomatic posts. In Libya, four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed.

“The vast majority of the Senate is going to vote for unlimited, unrestricted foreign aid,” Paul said in Senate floor remarks. “I will probably lose this vote, but ... when we go home and ask our friends: ‘Should we be sending money to countries that disrespect us, to countries that burn our flag?’ I think most will find that 80 to 90 percent of the American people wouldn’t send another penny.

34 votes

Paul Craig Roberts: A Culture of Delusion

The incentive to speak the truth and the reward for doing so are very weak. And not just for a writer, but also for academics and experts who can make far more money by lying than by telling the truth. How else would we have got GMOs, jobs offshoring, the "unitary executive" and a deregulated financial system? It is a very lucrative career to testify as an expert in civil lawsuits. It is part of America's romance with the lie that experts purchased by the opposing sides in a lawsuit battle it out as gladiators seeking the jury's thumbs-up.

67 votes

Secession! Lakota Sioux Nation Leaves the US (from Drudge)

I don't know if this means anything?

President Barack Obama has an unexpected foreign policy problem – in the Western United States. The Lakota Sioux nation has seceded from the United States, according to a story on the anti-American website La Voz de Aztlan.

“We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us,” long-time Native American radical leader Russell Means said. The move potentially impacts the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

52 votes

Pat Caddell: Media Have Become an "Enemy of the American People"

The founders envisioned a press that would keep a check on the powerful. The press has abrogated their role as watchdog, Caddell says, and chosen to become power brokers themselves. Agenda driven news threatens fundamental freedoms. Lawmakers are no longer held to account. Fundamental questions go unasked. Fundamental events go uncovered.

Pat Cadell at Accuracy in Media (26:36)

http://youtu.be/brDZJA8j-8c

73 votes

What the Heck! Russia and China dump the PetroDollar! Was I asleep when this happened or what!

Hey Gang,

Have you guys heard that Russia and China have inked an agreement to dump the PetroDollar? Apparently happened September 6th 2012. Pretty heavy stuff. Here is the article I found:

http://www.examiner.com/article/dollar-no-longer-primary-oil...

32 votes

RNC Caught Cheating Again - Forged Voter Registrations in Florida- more states to come

USA Today - September 28. 2012 - At least 10 Florida counties have identified possibly fraudulent voter registration forms turned in by a firm working for the state's Republican Party, election officials said today.

Problems first emerged earlier this week in Palm Beach County with forms turned in by Strategic Allied Consulting, which the Republican National Committee paid $3.1 million to register voters in Florida and six other swing states. Palm Beach prosecutors are examining 106 voter registration forms submitted by one Strategic Allied Consulting worker, some with apparently forged signatures.

Thursday, the RNC severed its ties to the Virginia firm and filed a voter-fraud complaint. Florida GOP spokesman Brian Burgess told the Associated Press today, "We are doing what we can to find out how broad the scope is."

48 votes

"Taking Votes Away"

Ron Paul, GJ, etc..."taking votes away"...from Romney, from Obama.

They are NOT Romney and Obamas votes to give!

We must break this mindset that votes BELONG to somebody. Votes do NOT belong to anybody! I am sick of hearing MSM and voters say that we are "taking votes away" from anybody!

21 votes

Oliver Stone from the Zurich Film Festival: "I supported Ron Paul"

From the Zurich Film Festival on September 24. 2012:

On Whom He’ll Be Voting For and Why

"I supported Ron Paul as a Republican candidate in the primary in Iowa because I wanted to have an antidote to the Romney approach.

38 votes

Four Candidates Confirmed for the 2012 Presidential Debate Hosted by Free and Equal Elections Foundation

More Sponsors Across the Political Spectrum Join the Cause for Open, Fair Elections

Free and Equal Elections Foundation announced today that four candidates have confirmed their participation in the 2012 Presidential Debate at the University Club of Chicago on October 23: Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson.

This debate is the only 2012 Presidential Debate featuring four candidates. The top six candidates were invited to participate. Democratic Party candidate and incumbent Barack Obama and Republican Party candidate Mitt Romney are welcome to participate in this historic debate. The moderator will be announced shortly.

35 votes

A day working in NYC: Why you are a frog in a hot pot of water

The tale of the frog in the boiling water is often used to illustrate the difference between gradual and drastic change. The story goes that if a frog is placed in a pot of cool water which is being heated on your stove over a very low flame. He will not jump out of the pot as the water's temperature slowly rises, eventually killing him. If that same frog is placed into that pot after the water has already been heated, he will immediately jump out. American citizens have been been in the pot since the 60's and the water is getting warmer every day.

On my way into the subway this morning I walked past three police officers carrying Colt M4 automatic rifles . They were wearing full body armor while holding a large distempered German Shepherd. As I went through the turnstiles, the dog lunged at a young women on her way to work. Luckily she managed to jump out of the way and narrowly avoided being bitten. She hadn't noticed the officers until she looked up, no doubt intending to give a stern word to whomever owned the dog. When she saw the machine guns the blood drained from her face. Obviously shaken she immediately looked down and walked away, quickly. I felt bad for her but at least they didn't have the folding table in front of them today so they weren't conducting a random bad search, I was late enough already. Those bag searches always cause a backup at the turnstiles.

43 votes

Don't Mock The Lady (Obama supporter w/the free phone)

It made me sad and also embarrassed for the Daily Paul to read some of the comments at the post: Lady supports Obama b/c he gave her a phone. "He gave us a phone he will do more." At issue was this video clip.

http://youtu.be/tpAOwJvTOio

Fault Obama for trying to buy votes. Fault today's welfare system. Fault today's education system. Don't mock the lady. She was just grateful to have been given a free phone. And for those who alluded to socialism, do you think that woman took an Economics course or otherwise studied comparative economic or political systems? I know someone better-educated and very successful who, regarding the current Middle East debacle and prospect of WWIII, sent me an email ranting, "Kill the savages." Talk about ignorance. And meanwhile, this poorly educated woman is out there on the street trying to promote her man she sees as good, actively participating in the process. This other individual devotes himself to sports in his free time; although, on second thought, given what his views are, I guess that's a good thing.

It's obvious that the woman is poorly educated. There’s no need to highlight that fact. Think it might impinge on her ability to find employment? Can you think of a job for this woman with missing teeth and an inability to express herself very well? (I’m talking about a job that would still be here in America.) The cruel irony is that it's since LIBERALS took over America's education system that it's gone down the tubes - with African-Americans, in particular, affected by the negative consequences. Wake up, BLACK AMERICA! Wake up, AMERICA! Everyone is affected, both directly and/or indirectly.

Circumstances have gotten so bad that it could very well be the downfall of this nation. It's not just my personal opinion. It was the conclusion of "Tough Choices or Tough Times: The Report of the New Commission On the Skills of the American Workforce," published in 2007 by the National Center On Education And The Economy. It was prepared by a bi-partisan commission of "luminaries" from various walks of life including education, labor, and private business. If you’re interested, see who they are/read the Executive Summary here. It's "must reading" for anyone concerned about this country's future with respect to JOBS. Bottom line, they conclude that education today is fraught with so many problems, it warrants the dismantling of the whole system and starting from scratch. http://www.skillscommissi...

24 votes

Weekend Reading: Anti-Federal Reserve book, Copyright 1912! Free Online

This weekend I plan to read...

U.S. Money Vs. Corporation Currency, "Aldrich Plan.": Wall Street Confessions! Great Bank Combine

Read or download FREE here:
http://books.google.com/books?id=qSs5AAAAMAAJ

Published in 1912, one year before the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913, this is perhaps the very first book against the Fed, back when it was referred to as the Money Trust. Note how sadly apropos that it reads "PRICE 25 CENTS" on the title page.

25 votes

World Health Organizaton Mulls First “World Tax”

Read that headline. Now read it again. The World Health Organization is mulling the first “World Tax” on cigarettes. They are “thinking it over.” Of course they have zero authority whatsoever to enact any tax anywhere at any time, ever. But never mind that small detail.

News reports came out yesterday reporting the WHO’s plan to put a tax on cigarettes on the table at its November conference that would tax smokes at a rate that could reach 70%.

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