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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A plea to confused Catholics

The Cristero War serves as the backdrop of this historical drama following a group of devoted Mexican patriots who risk their lives to defeat an oppressive regime, and defend the freedom of future generations.
If the IslamoMarxist wins, American Christians & Christians all over the world will be persecuted and have to fight for their faith just like they had to in Mexico in the Cristero War.

September 25, 2012
A plea to confused Catholics
By Alice von Hildebrand *
Virgil was right: there are things that call for tears (“sunt lacrimae rerum”). This famous quote recently came to my mind when watching Raymond Arroyo’s program “The World Over.”
He was interviewing Dr. Stephen Schneck, an associate professor at Catholic University of America and co-chair of Catholics for Obama. The latter told the hearers that he is a sincere and committed Catholic. This is precisely why his decision to vote for Obama – dubbed the most “pro-abortion” president we have ever had – left me dumbfounded.
How is it possible that a son of the Church – founded by Someone who declared that He was the Truth, the Way, and the Life – can justify his choice? He personally rejects abortion, gay marriages, embryonic stem cells research (all three strongly endorsed by our present president), and yet is trying to convince us that to vote for him can be justified on moral grounds.
What are his arguments and do they have any validity? The key one is that, according to him, Romney intends  to make deep cuts in the Medicaid budget, and that this decision will inevitably lead  to a notable increase in the number of abortions. Therefore to give one’s vote to Obama will in fact benefit the pro-life cause! This is a type of twisted logic that only “intellectuals” can concoct. It would be difficult to convince a peasant that a purely abstract projection (cuts in Medicaid will lead to more abortions) justifies voting for someone who is “pro-choice,”  endorses not only late term abortion, but also the murder of those little ones who survived this “scientific” torture. This is typical intellectual prestidigitation, a sleight of hand of such “cleverness” that it justifies the words of St. Peter Damian: the Devil was the first grammarian: he “taught us to decline god in the plural.” By endorsing Obama, Professor Schneck inevitably gives his place to same sex marriage (which he rejects), assisted suicide, embryonic stem cell research. Indeed, evil engenders evil.
That Romney opposes these grave moral aberrations, does not seem to have any weight in Professor Schneck’s mind. Am I wrong in suggesting that when St. Paul writes that there are things that “should not even be mentioned among Christians,” he might had had “same sex marriage” in mind, an inevitable consequence of the endorsement of homosexuality so severely condemned by Plato – a pagan – as being not only against nature, but as being a moral disease of such gravity that it inevitably leads to the downfall of any society. History teaches us a lesson: the great nations of the world now extinct, were victims of the immorality of their customs. Their problem was not economic; it was moral, and inevitably, as a punishment, it affected the economy.
Abortion, i.e. murder of innocent human beings,  is intrinsically evil at all time, in all places, under all circumstances. The same applies to embryonic stem cell research; a human being is a human being from the very moment of conception; if it became one only when fully developed, it would be a typical case of magic: namely a change of nature, as we read in fairy tales. The Devil who is a master at deceit, covers the horror of this crime by inserting the term “scientific research,” and the word “scientific“ fills with awe those who believe in “progress.”
May I suggest that if abortions were no longer paid by “other people’s taxes” (forced to do), quite a few people would think twice before having one. Money matters in our society, and if this barbarous practice was not covered by insurances, it is likely that fewer would be performed, and  that women would consider carrying the baby to term and give it up for adoption. We know that there  is such a high demand for babies that many are those who have to turn to foreign countries to find one.
Upon hearing Professor Schneck’s words, I was not only grieved: I was stunned.  Unwittingly, he assumes that the end justifies the means: that to vote for a pro abortion president, by some mysterious twist, will in the long run, protect life.
Like all decadent societies, we have lost sight of the crucial importance of hierarchy in human life. We have in mind not only the ontological hierarchy placing the Creator above creatures, angels above men (except for the Blessed one among women), man over animals (challenged by Peter Singer: a healthy whale ranks higher than a crippled baby), but also of the epistemological hierarchy of revealed truth above all other truths, of veritates aeternae over empirical truths, and last but not least, of the solemn command to abstain from committing murder. This was formulated by St. Augustine. He tells us that man’s first duty is to abstain from moral evil (I.e. sin); the second is to do as much good as possible. By sin, we mean an offense of God – the infinitely Holy one – which also stains the soul of the sinner, endangering his eternal welfare, and in the majority of cases harms his neighbors.
It is worth mentioning that Plato’s admirable ethics, clearly endorsing the natural moral law, is limited because having no access to revelation, this noble thinker had no clear conception of God’s nature. Therefore he could not perceive that moral evil is an offense against God, even though he came close to it when he wrote that, “he who honors his mother pleases the gods.” His ethics is  “open” to the  message of New Testament; therefore he had been called: “a preparer of the way to Christ,” something that cannot be said of Aristotle for the plain reason that  the latter having denied any possible relationship between God and man, eliminated the notion of sin from his philosophical horizon.
Man’s second  obligation is to do as much good as possible. This calls clarification. For “good” is so rich in meaning and it inevitably opens the door to equivocations. It can clearly refer to “pleasure,” or to what is beneficial to man, or to moral qualities. Whereas it is indeed a duty  to try to benefit mankind by spreading  moral values (mainly by practicing them ourselves), and beneficial goods, there is no moral obligation to intensify “pleasure” either for oneself or for others. It may be laudable, but not obligatory. This is one of the very many pitiful equivocations in Jeremiah Bentham’s so called Ethics: advocating as our duty to produce the greatest possible good for the largest possible number of people. Which good?
In our society, “educated” by the news media, a high percentage of people assume erroneously that our concern for “social issues” should be given pride of place. They forget that the first commandment is to “Love the Lord our God.” This is our very first obligation. It is meaningful  that several of  the ten commandments are “negative”: “thou shalt not.” It clearly reminds us that being creatures endowed with free will, we are granted this privilege to freely obey the divine law. It is fashionable to interpret this as a “negative” attitude and to claim that “positive” ethics – the ethics commanding us to do “good” –  should be our primary obligation. As mentioned above, this claim is dangerously misleading.  This type of  “positive” ethics is  favored today. Modern man is sick of “prohibitions” and commands. He has “come of age” (typical claim of all adolescents) and should himself decide what his priorities are.
That “to do good” sounds so attractive to modern ears explains why so many Catholics are tempted to endorse the agenda of a president who  claims to be “socially minded.” We live in a society of “doers” who value “accomplishments” and  place “efficiency” above holiness.
It is noteworthy that a Joseph II, emperor of Austria in the 18th century closed numerous Carthusian monasteries, while respecting “active” religious organizations. The latter “achieved” something. The others did not benefit society. That the prayers and sacrifices of these holy monks were in fact the spiritual foundation of charitable works, is something that he did not and could not be perceived by a ruler fed on the philosophy of Voltaire, Rousseau and their ilk.
Cavour – as anti clerical as he was – was favorable to the work of Don Bosco: his “taming” of wild street boys in Turin, clearly benefited the State. But “contemplative” orders had no right to exist in this upcoming brave new world. The same philosophy motivated Clemenceau in France in the 20th century.
This leads me back to my topic: how can devout Catholics favor a man who has shown total disregard for fundamental moral commandments: thou shalt not murder, because he gives full priority to social improvements?
In this context, it is worth mentioning that when we abstain from committing evil acts, such as murdering, perverse sexual practices, to mention only two, we have no reason whatever to “feel good about ourselves.” We have just done our duty. (“We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.” Luke 17:10) Never has a man received an award for paying his debts, for telling his truth, for being faithful to his wife: such a man has only done what he ought to have done.
But throughout the year, people rightly receive awards for having founded a school, or a hospital, or given huge sums to worthy causes. Inevitably such benefactors, “feel good about themselves,”  “this is my work,” and indeed, the work deserves praise.
St. Therese of Lisieux, one of the lights of the 19th century, did not do anything spectacular. Shortly before her death, a sister was concerned about what could possibly be praised when she died: she had done nothing special. Indeed, that was true, but she did what she ought to do with such a love that in Gods eyes, it gained eternal value.
It is tempting to accuse me of having no understanding for the greatness and nobility of “social work.”  It is the glory of the Catholic Church that from the very beginning she has founded hospitals, schools, and tried in every possible way to ease the burdens of suffering humanity. But this admirable mission was in fact based on a clear awareness of the hierarchy of our moral obligations. “Seek you first the Kingdom of God and His justice, and all the rest will be added unto.” To adore and love God is our primary duty, and it is also man’s glory. From this it follows that we should obey His commandments, a primary one of which; Thou shalt not murder. Early in Genesis, this abominable crime was condemned.
Those who do not perceive this luminous truth suffer from a grave disease: moral blindness. Whereas blind people know that they are blind, the tragic fate of morally blind people is that they do not realize that they are gravely “ill.”
It is my wish and hope that when going to the polls in November, all men of good will will say a short prayer echoing the one of the blind man in Jericho. Christ said to him: what do you want. “Lord, that I may see.” His request was granted.
Moreover,  it is fashionable to claim that in acting, our key concern should be focused on the consequences of our act. Will it benefit society? Once again, the ambiguity is obvious: benefit in what sense? Morally? Humanly? Financially?  Should we be concerned about “immediate’ benefits, or those in the long run? If our key moral concern should be  the consequences of our action, it would be impossible for man ever to make any valid decision because he can never foretell what  “fruits” his action will bring.
Let us imagine the following scenario; a hundred years ago, a man saved a teenager who has fallen in a river, and was close to drowning. Had he known (an impossibility) that the youngster was Adolf Hitler, should he have refused his help? The “call” of the hour was to save a human life. The future is in God’s hands.
Ethics is the most “existential” branch of philosophy. It plays a key role in our daily life. There is one thing that all men can and should share: the “natural” law (not confusing it with the laws of nature such as gravity, which applies to all creatures). I am referring to a law inscribed in every human heart the validity of which is independent of time, place, and circumstances. Moral evil injects poison in the society in which we live, because our acts have direct or indirect consequences on others. To take the life of an innocent defenseless person , is a crime that cries to heaven. Anyone who denies this luminous ethical truth suffers from a terrible sickness: moral blindness. Whereas a blind man knows he is blind, many are those who are morally blind – a much graver “disease” – and are totally unaware of it. They do not even question the validity of their moral vision.
Moral evil is the cancer of any society and history teaches us that all great nations that have disappeared from the face of the earth, were morally decadent. Money never has and never will save a nation.
My husband gave hundred of talks in seventeen countries in four languages. A couple of years before his death, he delivered his very last talk in Orange, California. It was after Roe and Wade (which made him exclaim that “The 'defeated' Hitler won the war” for the Nazi poison (ruthless disrespect for the dignity of human life) had penetrated into the soul of the “conqueror.” This justifies the words of Plato: “… many a victory has been and will be suicidal to the victor …” (Laws, 19)
Dietrich von Hildebrand’s very last words uttered with a trembling voice were, “A country that legalizes murder is doomed.” That should give us food for thought. To vote for a President who fully endorses abortion, is to vote for death.
Man’s second duty is to do as much good as possible. Modern man is psychologically tempted to give priority to "good and noble causes" over our strict duty to abstain from moral evil. The reason is obvious: by not committing murder, we are just doing our "duty" (see Luke 17:10). We do not deserve praise. How ludicrous it would be if a man “bragged” that he has not murdered his parents. How grotesque would it be to give an award to someone because he has never raped a woman or a child. Who deserves praise for doing what he ought to do? Whereas our concern about the wide range of "social issues"  strikes us as noble and generous deeds that deserve to be commended and honored.  It makes us “feel good” about ourselves.
Indeed, it is our strict moral duty to care about our neighbor's needs, but this concern can never justify our breaking a moral law with an absolute veto. There is no conceivable moral justification for endorsing Obama’s position.
Let me repeat: there is a hierarchy of truths, and there is a hierarchy of moral obligations. All those who intend to vote for a president who clearly justifies not only abortion, but homosexuality, same sex marriages and self assisted suicide in the name of “social concerns” are gravely “sinning” against this hierarchy established by God Himself.  We should be “socially concerned,” but such concerns are legitimate only to the extend that they respect the natural law.  Moreover, they should never “allow” us to violate a  moral law with an absolute veto. I am not allowed to kill one person in order to save another person’s life.
Man is a creature: his primary duty is to obey. The great confusion prevalent today is that many confused people justify an intrinsically evil act, because they “calculate” (consequentialism) that "in the long run," it will bring a decrease of  evil  and therefore a greater good.
This reasoning is the Devil’s logic, and he can play the clever logician when convenient.
On the other hand, one could also claim that if abortion were not “free” (a gift from the State paid by others’ taxes whether they want to or not), many of them would not be performed. If it had to be paid for, one would be surprised how many women would hesitate to have one. Money matters in our society.  If  walkers were not paid for, it might be that some persons would courageously train themselves to walk with a cane. The great danger of “great government” is that everyone is “promised a free wheel chair,” without paying for it, and thereby are discouraged from going to therapy and “re-conquer” their mobility. I heard about an acrobat who after a terrible accident lost his leg, and re-learned to do tight rope walking with an artificial leg. He wanted to. Moreover “big government” means a monstrous bureaucracy, and inevitably opens the door far and wide to fraud. A friend of mine who worked for the government his whole life long, told me that in government offices, there is nothing which is not stolen unless it is “solidly nailed down.” Some of us might hesitate to rob a neighbor. Who cares to satisfy one’s needs at the expense of an impersonal monster: the state. Tax payers will fill the deficit.
After original sin,  men were condemned to earn their bread with the sweat of their brow.  Most of them  have no objection to working, but they do not like the “sweat”, that is the pain, the effort. How tempting to vote for a President who  provides for one’s needs without having to “sweat” to enjoy them. This is the danger menacing us today. People should not be encouraged, nay “tempted” to depend on the impersonal state, a Leviathan which imprisons his victims into his treacherous net and will inevitably rob them of their freedom.
There are, of course, cases in which it is fully legitimate to ask and to get help and support.  But we should not forget that the most generous “charities” are in the hands of individuals animated by love of neighbor. It is well known that from the beginning of Christianity, innumerable religious orders have been founded to take care of the poor, the sick, the afflicted.  I am far from denying that the State has no social responsibility, but there is an abyss between personal care or “bureaucratic“ care. Alas, in our society, social help has now becomes a “right” and who is grateful for what we have a right to possess?
A French proverb says, “He who wants to kill his dog, will accuse him of having the plague.” It is easy enough to view an innocent baby as an intruder, an unwanted guest, threatening one’s career or promotion,  and  thereby justify extinguishing the life of a human person made to God’s image and likeness. No doubt, this approach to pregnancy leads to innumerable abortions.
Let us recall the grief of Jewish women like Rachel, like Hannah, like Elizabeth because  of their infertility. How they suffered; how they prayed and their prayers were heard. Today a baby is  viewed as a “tumor,” a “sickness,” that calls for urgent medical intervention.
How deeply regrettable to witness that Catholic education since Vatican II has been so deplorable that many “good” Catholics are plainly ignorant not only of their faith, but also of the basic tenets of the natural law that they share with all men.
Social work, admirable and praise-worthy as it is (let us think of what a Mother Teresa of Calcutta has accomplished – she was not a State Employee, thank God) will never solve the tragic problem of poverty: “You shall always have poor among you.” She devoted every moment of her religious life to relieve the poor. Has poverty disappeared? But her deeds of love are jewels now resplendent on her crown. This does not mean that we shouldn’t do everything possible to help those in need,  but not to commit moral evil has priority. Murder is irreversible: a corpse cannot be brought back to life.
Catholics  blessed by the Magisterium are doubly culpable for not listening to the voice of our pastors who defend both God’s commandments and the “natural” law.
I repeat: to place a strict moral commandment which suffers no exception, on the same level with a vague unwarranted claim that in the long run the abominable moral evil of abortion coupled with “social concerns” will have positive consequences, is a tragic confusion which, alas, has caught many “good” Catholics into its devilish net. Indeed, the Devil is the Master of confusion.Before going to the polls, may I urge all men of good will to say a short prayer echoing  the one of the blind man of Jericho: “Lord, that I may see.”  Alice von Hildebrand is a lecturer and an author, whose works include The Privilege of Being a Woman (2002) and The Soul of a Lion: The Life of Dietrich von Hildebrand (2000), a biography of her late husband
Dean Clarence E. Manion, University of Notre Dame Law School

Right and Wrong–Not Right and Left
"as a law­yer, I must conserve American moral and cultural resources against the exploitation of those who would use government to des­troy them. And so I think "lib­eral," when it is used as the op­posite of "conservative," is a most unfortunate contradiction in terms. For that reason, as I said at the outset, I am inclined to be anti-semantic."

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Jesse Ventura says he is an atheist in this video.

We will leave judgement on that to a "higher power".

One thing about him is that he speaks his mind.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Soros connection with wolves

What Wolves and George Soros Have In Common

Our forefathers stood up to the British king and fought for our freedom. Our forefathers stood up to tyrants and won their liberty and freedom.
THAT’s what masculinity really means. That’s where the pedal hits the metal and the rubber meets the road. It is the dictators { Soros, Strong, Turner} running our country who are the danger, who are stealing the future from us, and our kids, and our grandkids.
Come on, buddy .{ and those who aspire to lead us } . . stop posing. And start acting like a real man.
“If you’re really a patriot, you will defend the constitution. If you’re a coward, you’ll defend the elite who want to subvert it. Real men stand up to fascism. Cowardly men become boot lickers.”
See you there Toby at the showing of the movie "Behold A Pale Horse" at the Missoula Public Library at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 22. This will be one of many showings accross Montana in the next 6 weeks.

Bob Fanning

The following is from Toby Bridges of Lobo Watch:
Right now, the United Nations driven Agenda 21 is the biggest threat to the American way of life and the liberties we enjoy.
Thanks to super rich radical environmentalists, this country is already living the biggest lie in U.S. history.  Even the glut of wolves, grizzly bears and other predators which are now destroying the past 75 years of wildlife conservation are a part of that lie.
It's what Americans don't know about Agenda 21 and its strongest financial backers that threatens the very existence of the United States. If you want to know more about the U.N. push for a global government, be sure to attend the showing of the movie "Behold A Pale Horse" at the Missoula Public Library at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 22.

If you don't know who George Soros is, or how he's connected to wolves or Agenda 21, the LOBO WATCH release should serve as a primer to why we have to get things right on November 6th.
Toby Bridges

Thursday, September 13, 2012

None so blind as those who would not see


China And Russia Are Ruthlessly Cutting The Legs Out From Under The U.S. Dollar

Posted: 11 Sep 2012 02:52 PM PDT

The mainstream media in the United States is almost totally ignoring one of the most important trends in global economics.  This trend is going to cause the value of the U.S. dollar to fall dramatically and it is going to cause the cost of living in the United States to go way up.  Right now, the U.S. dollar is the primary reserve currency of the world.  Even though that status has been chipped away at in recent years, U.S. dollars still make up more than 60 percent of all foreign currency reserves in the world.  Most international trade (including the buying and selling of oil) is conducted in U.S. dollars, and this gives the United States a tremendous economic advantage.  Since so much trade is done in dollars, there is a constant demand for more dollars all over the globe from countries that need them for trading purposes.  So the Federal Reserve is able to flood our financial system with dollars without it causing a tremendous amount of inflation because the rest of the world ends up soaking up a lot of those dollars.  But now that is changing.  China and Russia have been spearheading a movement to shift away from using the U.S. dollar in international trade.  At the moment, the shift is happening gradually, but at some point a tipping point will come (for example if Saudi Arabia were to declare that it will no longer take U.S. dollars for oil) and the entire global financial system is going to change.  When that tipping point comes the global demand for U.S. dollars is going to absolutely plummet and nightmarish inflation will come to the United States.  If such a scenario sounds far out to you, then you have not been paying attention.  In fact, China and Russia have been working very hard to move us toward exactly such a scenario.
China and Russia are not the "buddies" of the United States.  The truth is that they are both ruthless competitors of the United States and leaders from both nations have been calling for a new global currency for years.
They don't like that the United States has a built-in advantage of having the reserve currency of the world, and over the past several years both countries have been busy making international agreements that seek to chip away at that advantage.
Just the other day, China and Germany agreed to start conducting an increasing amount of trade with each other in their own currencies.
You would think that a major currency agreement between the 2nd and 4th largest economies on the face of the planet would make headlines all over the United States.
Instead, the silence in the U.S. media was deafening.
At least there were some reports in the international media about this.  The following is from a Reuters article about this very important deal....
Germany and China plan to conduct an increasing amount of their trade in euros and yuan, the two nations said in a joint statement after talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing on Thursday.
"Both sides intend to support financial institutions and companies of both countries in the use of the renminbi and euro in bilateral trade and investments," said the text of the statement.
By itself, this deal would not be that alarming.
However, the truth is that both Russia and China have been making deals like this all over the globe in recent years.  I detailed 11 more major agreements like the one that China and Germany just made in this article: "11 International Agreements That Are Nails In The Coffin Of The Petrodollar".
In that article I listed a few of the things that will likely happen when the petrodollar dies....
-Oil will cost a lot more.
-Everything will cost a lot more.
-There will be a lot less foreign demand for U.S. government debt.
-Interest rates on U.S. government debt will rise.
-Interest rates on just about everything in the U.S. economy will rise.
So enjoy going to "the dollar store" while you can.
It will turn into the "five and ten dollar store" soon enough.
Okay, so if you are China and Russia and you are working hard to undermine the dollar, how do you get prepared for the fiat currency crisis that your hard work will eventually create?
You guessed it.  You hoard gold and other precious metals.
And that is exactly what China and Russia has been doing.
A recent MarketWatch article detailed the massive hoarding of gold that Russia has been doing....
I can’t imagine it means anything cheerful that Vladimir Putin, the Russian czar, is stockpiling gold as fast as he can get his hands on it.
According to the World Gold Council, Russia has more than doubled its gold reserves in the past five years. Putin has taken advantage of the financial crisis to build the world’s fifth-biggest gold pile in a handful of years, and is buying about half a billion dollars’ worth every month.
Of course Russia is not alone in hoarding gold.  According to Zero Hedge, China has quietly been importing gigantic mountains of gold....
In July, Chinese gold imports from HK, after two months of declines, have picked up once more and hit a 3-month high of 75.8 tons. While it is notable that this number is double the 38.1 tons imported a year prior, and that year-to-date imports are now a record 458.6 tons, well over four times greater than the seven month total in 2011 which was 103.9 tons, what is far more important is that in the first seven months of 2012 alone China has imported nearly as much gold as the total holdings of the hedge fund at the heart of the Eurozone, elsewhere known simply as the European Central Bank, and just as importantly considering the import run-rate has hardly slowed down in August, which data we will have in a few weeks, it is now safe to say that in 2012 alone China has imported more gold than the ECB's entire official 502.1 tons of holdings.
And all over the world Chinese companies are buying up gold producers.  China National Gold Group Corporation has put in a $3.9 billion bid to buy African Barrick Gold PLC, but that is only one example.
A recent Fox Business article listed a bunch of other similar transactions that have taken place recently....
Zijin Mining Group Co. (2899.HK), China's second-largest gold producer by output, said last week that its subsidiary has acquired more than 50% of Kalgoorlie's Norton Gold Fields (NGF.AU).
That deal gives it a foothold in the Australian market, the world's second-largest source of gold output after China itself. In 2011, Zijin bought 60% of Kazakhstan-based miner Altynken, which has access to a gold mine in Kyrgyzstan.
Since 2008, Chinese companies have completed 10 US$20-million-plus acquisitions of Australian gold assets, worth a combined $1.6 billion, according to Dealogic. Half were initiated since last year.
In November, Shandong Gold-Mining Co. (600547.SH) launched a bid to acquire Brazilian gold miner Jaguar Mining Inc. (JAG.T) for $1 billion.
You would have to be blind to not see what is happening.
Other big names have been hoarding gold as well.  In a previous article I detailed how George Soros, John Paulson and central banks all over the planet have been hungrily accumulating gold.
So what does all of this mean for the price of gold?
That's right - it is likely to keep heading up.
In fact, Citi analyst Tom Fitzpatrick believes that the price of gold will likely hit $2500 within 6 months.
Personally, I believe that there will be times when precious metals both fall and rise in price dramatically.  It is going to be a wild ride.  But in the long-term I believe that all precious metals will be going up as fiat currencies such as the U.S. dollar fail.
Sadly, most Americans have no idea just how incredibly vulnerable the U.S. dollar really is.
The following is an excerpt from a recent piece by investigative journalist Bob Woodward.  It shows just how worried our leaders are about a crash of U.S. Treasuries....
Another possible outcome, Geithner said, was perhaps worse. “Suppose we have an auction and no one shows up?”
The cascading impact would be unknowable. The world could decide to dump U.S. Treasuries. Prices would plummet, interest rates would skyrocket. The one pillar of stability, the United States, the rock in the global economy, could collapse.
What happens someday if the rest of the world decides to reject our currency and our debt?
Right now we are able to trade our dollars for the things that we "need" such as oil from the Middle East and cheap plastic consumer products from China.
But what happens if the Federal Reserve keeps printing and printing and printing and the rest of the world eventually decides that the U.S. dollar is not even worth the paper it is printed on?
The truth is that the amount of printing the Federal Reserve has been doing and the amount of borrowing the federal government has been doing are both completely and totally unsustainable.
At this point, Moody's is threatening to cut the credit rating of the federal government if a deal is not reached soon to reduce our debt to GDP ratio.
And Moody's is not the only one concerned about our exploding debt.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble recently stated that he believes that "there is great uncertainty about the course American politics will take in dealing the U.S. government's debts, which are much too high".
Just because the economy is relatively stable right now does not mean that it is always going to be that way.
If we keep debasing our currency like this, at some point the rest of the world is going to decide that China and Russia have been right all along and that we need a new global reserve currency.
That day is coming.  It might not come tomorrow or next week or next month but it is definitely coming.
Once the U.S. dollar loses reserve currency status, that will be a major turning point in the history of our country.  We will never fully recover from that, and we will never get back to the same level of prosperity that we are enjoying today.
So enjoy spending those dollars while you can.  The party is almost over.

Monday, September 10, 2012

9/11: How they did it

Military grade nano-thermite

Evidence ignored by the government

From the film "9/11 Explosive Evidence"

The controlled demolition theory of the collapse of the World Trade Towers and Building 7 is not a fringe idea.

It is the conclusion of hundreds of engineers, architects, materials experts and demolition experts who have been willing to put their names and reputations on the line.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Silver heading back up, now is the time.

Gold broke $1700 per ounce this morning, and Silver is going up with it.  Silver spot this morning is $32.79
Just a few weeks ago silver was BELOW $30 per ounce.
These spot prices are what the biggest dealers pay for large quantities of silver bullion in 1000 ounce bars they can melt to make smaller bars and one ounce rounds.
The spot price is highly manipulated by the big players in the stock market and big banks, and they are in trouble.
The ratio between silver and gold is also going up again. For decades it took 15 or 16 ounces of silver to buy one ounce of gold. Right now it stands at 52 ounces of silver. Does that say "manipulation" to you? It does to me.
What drives the silver price down?  Everyone agrees that there is much more Gold above ground and available than silver. In fact 10 times as much. One would think that the laws of supply and demand would make the prices reverse.   There is virtually NO industrial demand for gold, but the demand for silver is extremely high. It's used in virtually every electronic product in the world, and once used it's almost irretrievable. So it  gets used up and discarded. What is going to happen when the Federal Reserve Note looses more of it's value? Silver will continue to go up, and as the price goes up, so will the price of every electronic device.
So with such a high demand and low supply why are the prices on silver so depressed? Because of manipulation of the price by the big banks to keep you from thinking silver is a good investment, when in fact the fundamentals on silver right now are as good or better than they have ever been, and are the best reasons to get into the precious metal market over any other metal.
It seems that people get excited about silver only when it's going up. I get excited about silver when it goes down because I know I can buy more. Silver is a long term protection, more than a way to make short term gains. Silver is your best hedge for a dollar collapse, and if you think the dollar isn't on the way to a full collapse, then you might just as well stop reading this right now, because I don't have time to argue that point with you. It should be obvious that the US federal reserve note has NO intrinsic value and is on it's way out as the world's reserve currency.
So, the question to you is this.  Are you going to stand there, and wait, while all your hard earned wealth just disappears because you have it in paper or digits in somebody's computer? Or are you going to do something that makes absolute sense to protect your wealth before it's too late?
Paul Stramer  or
SLC Distributing
PO Box 116
Eureka MT 59917
800 889 2839

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Finally a bank president that gets it about firearms

Freedom Watch
Banking While Packing Banking While Packing »
The Chappell Hill Bank located just north of Houston has been robbed five times in its 100-plus year history, most recently in March 2010. Bank President Ed Smith didn’t want it to happen again. So he posted a message for would-be robbers. More »

Update on spread spectrum frequency hopping secure radios

These frequency hopping spread spectrum radios continue to be very popular for short range secure communications. We have located a few more and have them on the way to our location.
Click the links to the two models where you can order.
These radios can NOT be listened to with a scanner of any kind, and they have 10 BILLION channel possibilities so chances of anyone guessing the number you are on is just about zip, even if they have an identical radio. Studies have shown that 100,000 of these radios operating within range of each other could be used without any interference whatsoever.
Remember these are a discontinued item from the factory and are in short supply. At some point I will not be able to get more new radios. So if you want absolutely secure communications get yours now.

Special buy on frequency hopping spread spectrum radios continues  No License Required
Through today we have located, sold and shipped 52 pair of these special secure radios, mostly in western Montana and North Idaho.
We are continuing to find these on the internet and are limited to the stock remaining on the shelves of the large warehouses around the country.
Currently we have 5 more pairs of the TSX300r-2VP coming in, and 4 pairs of the TSX100r-2VP, and they will be available when they get here.
If you want some, get your order in right now here:  or for the smaller 100r here:
The smaller TSX 100 version is only 1000 channels and has no keypad so won't do text messaging, but has the same power output and talks just fine to the 300 series units as long as you use channel numbers under 999.  I have set up an order page for these also at :
They don't have earphone/mics with them, but the chargers and batteries are the same as the 300 series, and the price will be $95.00 per pair.  I will be trying to locate more of both, and I have one set of 100 series and they seem to have roughly the same range. There is a 10 memory channel storage capability but we don't recommend you use it.  These do NOT have a priority channel like the 300 that we can use for the Liberty Bell.
You will have to set the Liberty Bell channel to one of the memories and monitor that, then go to whatever channel group we send you to in the event of an emergency.
If you want to know how to program that channel you will need to call me at 800 889 2839 and I will verify you are one of my customers. Then I will give you instructions and before you get off the phone you will have the channel in memory.
We are very pleased with the way the patriot community is responding to this important step for safety and security.
We will be using these radios to keep the peace in our communities and ensure the safety of freedom loving Americans around the country.
Paul Stramer
SLC Distributing
PO Box 116
Eureka MT 59917
800 889 2839
Some previous emails about these radios:
Here is a bit more information on these frequency hopping spread spectrum secure radios.
Everything is included for Two-way radio communications, no restrictions, no license required, no service fees, no text message charges.
These use the most advanced two way radio technology available with complete security and privacy of your conversations.
Digital technology ensures longest range, unmatched clarity and interference free communications.
10 Billion Channels for privacy - Crowded channels and privacy codes are a thing of the past.
Only eXRS radios set to your channel can listen in. Scanners can NOT track your conversation.
To ensure privacy eXRS radios are NOT compatible with analog FRS/GMRS two-way radios.
They are not compatible with ham gear or business band radios, either digital or analog.
Write your own text messages or use "Ready Notes" already in the radio.
Messages can be up to 80 characters per message.
Personal or business use. Legal for all ages. Private or group calling. Talk one to one or one to many.  Phone book stores 100 contacts. ( I would not recommend using this for your group but it's there)
VOX  hands free operation. 10 channel NOAA weather receiver. Vibrate call alert. Roger beep on or off.
Silent mode operation (very important)
Page calling with 5 selectable tones.
Keypad lock, Backlit LCD and keypad lighting. Dual Power - rechargeable or AA batteries.
Battery level meter, extended battery life.
All commercially available pairs of radios like FRS, GMRS operate in the UHF (Ultra High Frequency) radio spectrum.
Usable range for all good quality UHF two way radios is about the same.
Don't expect differences in range performance based on advertised range claims.
All good quality UHF radios are capable of operating over hundreds of miles under optimal or ideal conditions, but range on Earth is limited to much less by the physical environment and conditions of use. These conditions dictate that usable range is equivalent for all of these two-way radios and typically varies from a few thousand feet to several miles.
My wife and I have talked with perfect clarity for 7 miles LINE OF SIGHT. We have also talked up to 2 miles with some obstruction in the way like a small hill behind our house. I have no hesitation in saying these could talk over 10 miles or more line of sight with nothing in the way.
They will be a good dependable secure communications choice for group actives out to 1/2 mile or more, which is considered "near field" signal strength in the radio business.
I intend to buy enough pairs of these to equip all my children in the valley with this model.
You are welcome to join our group buying effort by going to this link to order any quantity.  A quantity of one will get you 2 radios with batteries, and a dual bay charger and will also get you 2 earpiece/mics and an operators manual. The wall adapter for the charger is included. If you want 12v charge use a radar detector cigarette lighter cord which we have in stock for $10 or go to radio shack or somewhere and buy one. It plugs into the same power port on the back of the charger.
These will not replace your dual band ham rig which has much more range and the ability to work all the ham repeaters we have around western Montana, but for secure local work they are the absolute best we have found and the price is very right.
See the dual band Wouxun KG-UV2D ham handheld here:

On Aug 7, 2012, at 8:09 PM, Paul Stramer at wrote:

Special purchase in full swing right now on secure radios.
Use this link to  prepay for your radios:  or
Or call me at 800 889 2839 or local 406 889 3183.
Read the rest of this email before you  do this.

Thanks to some very observant patriots we have found a model of radio that operates with complete security using the latest technology called spread spectrum frequency hopping.
This  radio is a short range high frequency license free low power unit that runs on either 3 AA or nickel metal hydride batteries and comes with rechargeable batteries, dual desktop charger, 2 radios, 2 ear speakers with mic and manual.
We tested the range and are confident that they will go up to 10 miles easily LINE OF SIGHT and give good solid local near field secure Comm out to 1/2 mile.
They are designed to use any of 10 Billion channels, and even if someone you don't want to hear you has one of these radios, they would have to find your channel exactly, from 1 to 10,000,000,000 and put that number in the radio to be able to hear you.  Chances of that happening are almost zero.
I am getting ready to make a large buy on these if I can find enough interest. Your cost will be $120 per pair with the above equipment, plus $9 per pair if I have to ship them in the USA.
Here is a link where you can look at these.  The model number I am buying is TSX300R-2VP
These will give us complete security for short range operation with range as good or better than the GMRS radios available at Costco and other places, but with total privacy and security, and an added benefit of interference free operation.
They also allow text messaging between radios.
If you are interested you will need to respond to this email or call me at 800 889 2839
You will be asked to prepay your order and wait about 2 weeks for them to come in.
Here is a link to a page where you can use PayPal or your credit or debit card to place your order and prepay even if you don't have a paypal account.  or the 100r at  .
Just click the add to cart button and adjust the quantity for what you want. THEY ARE SOLD ONLY IN PAIRS.
So quantity 1  is one pair (2 radios) with the pictured equipment and a manual, and so forth.
Paul Stramer
SLC Distributing
PO Box 116
Eureka MT 59917
800 889

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Prayers to beg for peace

From the votive Mass to beg for peace.

In times like these where people are fearful of their future and that of their children and grandchildren there is only one way that brings true peace of mind and heart, and that is to pray. But our prayers must be correct and true to the way God wants us to pray. I read and pray these prayers often and I think if the whole country adopted these prayers it would make a huge difference in our future. Please join me on a daily basis in repeatedly saying these prayers which are taken mostly right from the bible.

Introit. Ecclus. 36, 118

Give peace, O Lord, to them that patiently wait for Thee, that Thy prophets may be found faithful: hear the prayers of Thy servant, and of Thy people Israel. Ps. 121, 1. I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: We shall go into the house of the Lord. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and every shall be, world without end. Amen.

O God, from Whom are holy desires, right counsels, and just works, give to Thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that our hearts being devoted to the keeping of Thy commandments, and the fear of enemies removed, our times, by Thy protection, may be peaceful. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen

Lesson. 2 Mach. 1, 1-5
To the brethren, the Jews that are throughout egypt, the brethren, the Jews that are in Jerusalem, and in the land of Judea, send health, and good peace. May God be gracious to you, and remember His covenant that He made with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, His faithful servants: And give you all a heart to worship Him and to do His will with a great heart, and a willing mind. May He open your heart in His law, and in His commandments, and send you peace. May He hear your prayers, and be reconciled unto you, and never forsake you in the evil time.

Gradual. Ps. 121,6,7
Pray ye for the things that are for the peace of Jerusalem: and abundance for them that love thee. Let peace be in Thy strength: and abundance in thy towers.

Alleluia, alleluia: Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem: praise thy God, O Sion. Alleluia

Gospel. John 20, 19-23
At that time: when it was late, that same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them: Peace be to you. And when he had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord. He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent Me, I also send you. When He had said this, He breathed on them; and said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.

Offertory. Ps. 134,3,6
Praise ye the Lord, for He is good, sing ye to His name, for it is sweet: whatsoever He pleased, He hath done in Heaven and upon earth.

O God, Who suffereth not the nations that believe in Thee to be shaken by any fear, deign, we beseech Thee, to receive the prayers and sacrifices of the people consecrated to Thee, that peace, the gift of Thy loving-kindness, may render Christian countries safe from every enemy, Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost,  God, world without end. Amen

Communion. John 14, 27
My peace I leave you: My peace I give to you, saith the Lord.

O God, the author and lover of peace, Whom to know is to live, and to serve is to reign, protect Thy suppliants from all assaults, that we who trust in Thy defence, may fear no armed hostility. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen

Monday, September 3, 2012

We could be losing the US dollar reserve status soon

If Gold goes to record highs silver will outperform gold again!

If the US Federal Reserve Note falls as the world's reserve currency for trade as this article suggests, and gold becomes the standard the price will have to be extremely high. What will the price of silver be then? With Gold at $1694 today and silver at $32.23 that makes the ratio over 52 to 1. Even at that ratio silver would be $192 per ounce with $10,000 per ounce gold, but the ratio will change. If the manipulation stops, which it surly will in a scenario like we are talking about, the ratio will go back to what it was for decades to about 16 to 1. At that ratio with $10,000 gold silver would be $625 per ounce.
The ratio could easily go lower than 16 to 1. At one point it was 10 to 1, and right now there is much more useable gold above ground than silver.
The use of silver in industry guarantees that it will be in very short supply indeed.
Think it can't happen?  Read the article below and follow the links.
Paul Stramer

Sent: Monday, September 03, 2012 8:11 AM
Subject: We could be losing the US dollar reserve status soon

According to an article, China is recasting all of their gold reserves into small one kilo bars in order to issue a new gold-backed currency. Many say this will disrupt global trade and will eventually cause a collapse of the US dollar.

There can be no doubt that the US dollar will soon be history. China is recasting all of their gold reserves into small one kilo bars in order to issue a new gold backed global currency. This is surely a strategic part of their recent push to sign new trade agreements with Russia, Japan, Chile, Brazil, India, and Iran. The cat is now out of the bag, the US will be given the bums rushby the largest trading nations in the world and the dollar will go down in flames. GATA now estimates that 80% of the gold that investors believe they have in allocated accounts is long gone, the majority of it probably wound up in China.

China is well along an ambitious plan to recast large gold bars into smaller 1-kg bars on a massive scale. A major event is brewing that will disrupt global trade and assuredly the global banking system. The big gold recast project points to the Chinese preparing for a new system of trade settlement. In the process they must be constructing a foundation for a possible new monetary system based in gold that supports the trade payments. Initially used for trade, it will later be used in banking. The USTBond will be shucked aside. Regard the Chinese project as preliminary to a collapse in the debt-based US Dollar system. The Chinese are removing thousands of metric tons of gold bars from London, New York, and Switzerland. They are recasting the bars, no longer to bear weights in ounces, but rather kilograms. The larger Good Delivery bars are being reduced into 1-kg bars and stored in China. It is not clear whether the recast project is being done entirely in China, as some indication has come that Swiss foundries might be involved, since they have so much experience and capacity.

The story of recasting in London is confirmed by my best source. It seems patently clear that the Chinese are preparing for a new system for trade settlement system, to coincide with a new banking reserve system. They might make a sizable portion of the new 1-kg bars available for retail investors and wealthy individuals in China. They will discard the toxic US Treasury Bond basis for banking. Two messages are unmistakable. A grand flipped bird (aka FU) is being given to the Western and British system of pounds and ounces and other queer ton measures. But perhaps something bigger is involved. Maybe a formal investigation of tungsten laced bars is being conducted in hidden manner. In early 2010, the issue of tungsten salted bars became a big story, obviously kept hush hush. The trails emanated from Fort Knox, as in pilferage of its inventory. The pathways extended through Panama in other routes known to the contraband crowd, that perverse trade of white powder known on the street as Horse & Blow, or Boy & Girl.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Gospel for the 14th Sunday after Pentacost

GOSPEL (Matt. VI. 24-33.) At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will sustain the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon. Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the meat, and the body more than the raiment? Behold the birds of the air; for they neither sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns, and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not you of much more value than they? And which of you, by taking thought, can add to his stature one cubit? And for raiment, why are you solicitous? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they labor not, neither do they spin; but I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. Now, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which is to-day, and to morrow is cast into the oven, how much more you, O ye of little faith? Be not solicitous, therefore, saying: What shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the heathens seek. For your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things. Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God and his justice; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

No Trespassing Sign

The courts have held that if you don't invoke your rights, you don't have them.

This sign is the right way to invoke your rights under the 2nd and 4th amemdments to the US Constitution.

Click the link below the sign to print a colored sign on standard size paper that you can sign and use to invoke your rights.


By Greg Evensen
September 1, 2012

With massive troop movements across America, combat training by police agencies across the country, Russian and foreign troops in night time airborne maneuvers out west, arson fires set by rogue agents in six states, 1.7 billion rounds of ammo under order to government agencies, some of which have no law enforcement mission, (NASA, NOAA, Social Security Administration, USDA poultry inspectors, FDA Swat teams that raid whole milk farms) the list of rape charges against Lady Liberty is a mile long and the victim is America and her people.


I won't be spending much time on national politics from now on, but once in a while I run across something that needs some exposure. This is one of those times.

By Cliff Kincaid
September 1, 2012

Although the Associated Press and ABC’s Nightline program have taken apart Dinesh D’Souza’s film, “2016: Obama’s America,” another film about the President is strangely getting the silent treatment from the major media. This film, “Dreams from My Real Father,” explores in detail the relationship that Obama had with Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party member suspected by the FBI to be a Soviet agent.
The film was being shown this week at the Troublemaker Fest, a film and entertainment festival held during the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The D’Souza film was also being shown at the same location.