John McCain's campaign suspension

Its all over the news today, Republican Presidential candidate John McCain has suspended his presidential campaign.  This means no TV ads, no fundraising, no campaign appearances and no debates.  He has headed back to Washington, DC to work on the “urgent” economic issues at hand.  Afterwards, he plans on resuming his campaign.  I was listening to KXNT’s Casey Hendrickson Show tonight and he and Heather were asking everyone if they thought Senator McCain had done this “for political gain” or “to put America first”.  I think the question is missing the real reason.  The Puppet-Masters have decided that this bill isn’t going anywhere fast.  Americans have started asking questions.  Recent polls are saying that most Americans are against the government bailout.  Yet, the Senate is pushing forward.  Now today, one of the puppets running for the Presidency announces that he will “suspend” his campaign until the crisis is over.   And what happens?  Americans have stopped talking about if the government should pass an unconstitutional bailout or not.  Now they are talking about if John McCain did this for political gain or not.  The entire conversation has changed.  And the Puppet-Masters are free to continue their push for socialism… and worse.

2008: The Year the Financial Market was Socialized

I have been requested to write some of my thoughts on the “mortgage crisis” and the “bailout” of the financial markets.  I don’t have much time to get into this topic right now, so I’ll just give two thoughts.

We have been told how “urgent” this is.  It has to be done before Friday.  Anytime the government works really fast, either there is things in the bill that they don’t want We, The People, to find out about, OR they are trying to distract us from something else.  Which is it Government?  Either way, I don’t want it.

Second, we as a country are suppose to be for capitalism and against socialism, at least the Republicans are.  Yet, it is under a Republican Presidency that are financial markets are being socialized.  And people wonder why I’m so angry at the Republicans…

Should Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac be saved?

When I was trying out for Radio Star 4 on Saturday, I talked about if the Government should bailout home owners.  (and, of course, the answer is no).  I also mentioned the take over (or socialising of) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and how I didn’t think they should do that either.  Darrell Castle, Constitution Party Vice Presidential Candidate wrote this article today, which I thought was pretty good.

Should Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac be allowed to fail? That is the question that the United States Government (USG) faces today along with the consequences of failure or the consequences of takeover which is essentially nationalization.

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Reduce Oil Prices by Regulating Speculators?

I was reading an interesting article over at SheeplePeople.com.  The article asked regulating speculators would reduce oil prices.  It’s a good read.  Check it out and tell me what you think.

“No…

Government intervention will make the problem worse.  Didn’t we already experience what happens when government interferes with the free market while Carter was president?

Speculation makes markets react faster and increases liquidity.  Without liquidity the market could be much worse and subject to larger price fluctuations.

Speculators are not the problem.  The number 1 problem is government created:  The Gulf War has cost 600 Billion dollars.  Rather than force Americans to pay for this in taxes, the government has borrowed and printed money.  This has caused the dollar to crash in value.  Oil is a commodity, just like gold, copper, and steel.  All of these items have gone up in dollars as the dollar has gone done in value.

If the dollar held it’s past value, oil would be under $100 a barrel.

Besides the crashing dollar, other significant causes are:  increasing demand from Asia, decrease in new discoveries, subsidized gas in China, and high per capita consumption in the U.S.

Speculation is a debatable factor.  I don’t think it hurts us, but I know government interference will!”

Organized Crime and Harry Reid

Yesterday (24 July), Harry Reid said “I am here to tell you that polygamist communities in the United States are a form of organized crime”.  He then gives a list of reasons on why polygamist communities are a form of organized crime:

  • Bigamy
  • child abuse *teen and pre-teen girls are forced to marry older men and bear their children)
  • Welfare fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Massive corruption
  • Strong-arm tactics

While I agree that polygamist groups have their problems, I believe that there is a much larger problem with Organized Crime in our country, and its not coming from the polygamists.  Continue reading

The Future of Flying?

Attendant: Welcome aboard Ala Carte Air, Sir. May I see your ticket?
Passenger: Sure.
Attendant: You’re in seat 12B. That will be $5, Please!
Passenger: What for?
Attendant: For telling you where to ‘Sit’.
Passenger: But I already knew where to sit.
Attendant: Nevertheless, we are now charging a seat locator fee of $5. It’s the Airline’s new Policy.
Passenger: That’s the craziest thing I ever heard. I won’t pay it.
Attendant: Sir, Do you want a seat on this flight or not?
Passenger: Yes, yes. All right, I’ll pay. But the airline is going to hear about this.
Attendant: Thank you. My goodness, your carryon bag looks heavy. Would you like me to stow it in the overhead compartment for you?
Passenger: That would be Swell, Thanks.
Attendant: No problem. Up we go, and done! That will be $10, Please.
Passenger: What?
Attendant: The Airline now charges a $10 carryon assistance fee.
Passenger: This is extortion. I won’t stand for it.
Attendant: Actually, you’re right, you can’t stand. You need to sit, and fasten your seat belt. We’re about to push back from the gate. But, first I need that $10.
Passenger: “No Way! ”
Attendant: Sir, if you don’t comply, I will be forced to call the Air Marshal. And you really don’t want me to do that.
Passenger: Why Not? Is he going to ‘Shoot me’?
Attendant: No, But there’s a $50 Air-Marshal hailing fee.
Passenger: Oh, all right, here, take the $10. I can’t believe this.
Attendant: Thank you for your cooperation, sir. Is there anything else I can do for you?
Passenger: Yes. It’s stuffy in here, and my overhead fan doesn’t seem to work. Can you fix it?
Attendant: Your overhead fan is not broken, Sir. Just insert two quarters into the overhead coin slot for the First Five minutes.
Passenger: The Airline is charging me for Cabin air?
Attendant: Of course not, sir. Stagnant cabin air is provided free of charge. It’s the circulating air that costs 50 cents.
Passenger: I don’t have any quarters. Can you make change for a dollar?
Attendant: Certainly, Sir! Here you go!
Passenger: But you’ve given me only three quarters for my dollar.
Attendant: Yes, there’s a ‘change making fee’ of 25 cents.
Passenger: For cryin’ out loud. All I have left is a lousy quarter? What the heck can I do with this?
Attendant: Hang onto it. You’ll need it later for the lavatory.

Fraud Alerts on your Credit Report

I recently had someone e-mail me asking how to put fraud alert on their credit reports. I posted about credit report fraud alerts a liitle over a year ago, but I figured that it was worth repeating again.

You can put fraud alert on your credit report by calling Equifax Automated Fraud & Active Duty Alert at 1-888-766-0008.  This will be a 90-day fraud alert on your account.   You can also file out a fraud alert online with Experian at www.experian.com/initialfraudreport or with Equifax online at www.fraudalerts.equifax.com.  When you fill out a fraud report with one of the credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian, or Transunion), they are required to forward the information to the other two who will put a fraud alert on the credit report that they keep on you.

Hopefully, this information won’t have to be used by any of my readers, but if you need it, I hope that this help.

Fraud Alerts on your Credit Report

I recently had someone e-mail me asking how to put fraud alert on their credit reports. I posted about credit report fraud alerts a liitle over a year ago, but I figured that it was worth repeating again.

You can put fraud alert on your credit report by calling Equifax Automated Fraud & Active Duty Alert at 1-888-766-0008.  This will be a 90-day fraud alert on your account.   You can also file out a fraud alert online with Experian at www.experian.com/initialfraudreport or with Equifax online at www.fraudalerts.equifax.com.  When you fill out a fraud report with one of the credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian, or Transunion), they are required to forward the information to the other two who will put a fraud alert on the credit report that they keep on you.

Hopefully, this information won’t have to be used by any of my readers, but if you need it, I hope that this help.