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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Ron Paul and Rote Memory

I watched Ron Paul's talk at the Politics and Eggs breakfast in New Hampshire and now know why he never impressed me before he started rising in the polls and money raising. I couldn't even remember what he had said when I watched him before. It occurred to me that he does have a good mind but like so many medical doctors, he has trouble diagnosing. Rote memory minds learn what they are exposed to but are not creative and have the tendency to twist what they have learned to fit the false premises of their experiences. Paul is very good at talking about economic policies that don't fit the 21st century. The Gold Standard, for instance, won't allow you to do any more than the amount of gold you have will allow you to do. A Production Standard, however, creates power and wealth beyond the amount of gold you might possess and allows you to pursue objectives like space travel, much too costly for a gold standard. He also stated that Social Security might be without funds when youngsters reach retirement age, which is an impossibility. He said that government financing of health care is socialized medicine. Regulation and financing is not socialism. Socialism means government ownership. Governments regulate all interaction between individuals, from robbery and murder to business transactions. That's not ownership. It's responsibility. He's worried about the value of the dollar when the U.S. is the most wealthy and powerful nation to ever exist. All the U.S. has to worry about is maintaining the middle class and providing consumption monies for everybody. Only top heavy societies crumble historically. He went on and on with his organized nonsense, like an elementary student reciting dates and happenings without understanding what it all means.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Global Fiduciary Keys

U.S. Comptroller General David Walker appeared before the National Press Club yesterday on C-span and impressively addressed the state of the U. S. economy in accounting terminology. He is very intelligent and knowledgeable. He discussed the Congressional General Accounting Office, Social Security, Annuities, Medicare, budgeting, Global Alliances, Politics, Economic Indicators and other complicated subjects in an interesting and informative manner. He ended his presentation with the suggestion that future Global Fiduciary Keys will be needed to insure the financial integrity of various economic units throughout the world. If that system worked like the current economic indicators work in America, the world is in deep economic trouble. Not because it isn't a good idea, but because it would depend on who set the standards and enforced the policies. He did say that there is no SS trust fund and that the government's practice of purchasing government bonds with SS money (money that should be paid out every year as collected ) and then spending the money on other government programs, would be criminal in any other enterprise. He implied that medicare will need to be worked into some sort of Universal Health Care plan. Accountants are a valuable component of society. They want to put their sticky fingers on every penny that moves, however, and sometimes create more problems than they solve.


Saturday, December 15, 2007

Social Security Cost of Living

I have received my cost of living notice from Social Security. It's been calculated at 2.3 %. I don't guess groceries, gasoline, medical and heating were included. My figures range from 6% to 10%. Of course, I use 6th grade percentages, not rip off accounting numbers from SSA.



Sunday, December 02, 2007

Congress on Light Cigarettes

I sent this to Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey after watching his hearing on C-span. It was just him and "Bridge to Nowhere" Sen. Stevens of Alaska conducting the hearing. They are trying to regulate tobacco through the FDA, whose Reps said they didn't have enough information.

First, an appropriate quotation:

The United Pro ChoiceSmokers Rights Newsletter
November 16, 2007 - Issue #459

"By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell - and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed."
- Adolph Hitler

Sam Nettles -
Real Texas Freedom -
RTF Blog -

Regarding your hearing on the effects of light cigarettes on smokers, it is obvious that tar intake will increase with more smoking. The whole hearing was redundant.

Smoking in general, was discussed with a good knowledge of junk science with no opposition.

I've been a heavy smoker since I was 10 years of age. At 71, along with millions of others, I have no health problems associated with smoking. I now am forced to roll my own, because of the price. A quarter of Americans smoke. Most have been brainwashed, like you, about smoking. Please don't allow this anti-smoking propoganda to undermine our great democracy. The truth will come out in time but meanwhile, health nuts are doing their best to destroy America for purposes of money and power.

The Response:

Thank you for contacting me. Due to the volume of e-mails, I can only respond to constituents with New Jersey mailing addresses. If you need further assistance, please contact the Senator from your home state.
Thank you