Friday, August 17, 2012

The Last Election

This will probably be a short article. It’s my November Presidential election prediction. I figure I should do it now so I’ll either look smart if I’m right or you’ll forget what I said three months back and not think ill of me.

I believe that this is the last Presidential election that will occur before the American economy melts down, causing most of the world economy to collapse also.

What will be the cause of the collapse? The dollar will be supplanted as the world reserve currency. The BRICS nations are already working toward this goal. The Chinese renmimbi will likely be the next world reserve currency.

There is nothing that any politician in Washington can do to avert this economic train wreck. The collapse is inevitable, the time table is the only variable.

The globalist bankster puppet Barack Obama, like the presidential puppets that preceded him, has kept the United States in constant warfare since the US invaded Kuwait. Most recently, the US invaded Libya and Iraq, nations whose leaders had already announced their intentions to accept gold or gold-backed money as payment for oil. And now Iran is in Washington’s gunsights. Iran has been accepting gold for oil. That places the US Dollar in imminent danger of becoming irrelevant.

DC cannot allow this to happen.

More @ Dump DC

An American City Under Siege

The British bombarded Charleston in 1780; Northerners did the same in August 1863. The latter fired “Greek fire” into Charleston with the intention of making the city a raging inferno, and churches like St. Michael’s and St. Philip’s were used as convenient targets for Northern gunners who fired indiscriminately into the city. A local newspaper reported that a “shell passed through a bed containing three children and exploded in the next floor,” and that “no one was injured is regarded as miraculous.” In both sieges, the enemy in Charleston were Americans seeking political independence.

Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

An American City Under Siege:

“At 10 o’clock in the morning of [April 13, 1780] our batteries began to play violently and seriously on the city, and this fire was answered just as violently by the enemy. It lasted without interruption until; eight o’clock in the evening. Also, firebombs were shot into the city today, because of which the city, and, indeed, the house of the governor and of the commanding officer were set on fire as soon as these bombs began to be used. The Hessian artillery fired the fire-bombs. The enemy works suffered great damage today, and several of their cannons were dismounted.

On the 14th the cannon fire was moderate on both sides. At noon we received news that the Cathcart Legion and Ferguson’s Corps had attacked a corps of rebels thirty miles from here between the Cooper and Ashley rivers and captured a hundred prisoners, including three officers, and almost as many horses. A reinforcement arrived from New York. This consisted of the regiment von Ditworth, the 42nd Scots Regiment, the Queen’s Rangers, Lord Rawdon’s Corps, and Colonel Brown’s Corps.

The besieged in Charleston were now cut off from land on all sides [and] we became absolute masters of the river. On the [May] 7th our siege was continued….Our jaegers caused great damage to the enemy in the city….a battery did great and constant damage to the houses in the city….The fire from this battery distinguished itself through the repeated pauses of all other batteries, and it was not seldom that these Jacktars gave a full broadside.”

(The 1780 Siege of Charleston as Experienced by a Hessian Officer, Part Two, George Fenwick Jones, South Carolina Historical Magazine, Volume 88, Number 2, April 1987, pp. 65-67)

An American City Under Siege

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I Am Your Confederate Ancestor

Via Susan Frise Hathaway

By Trooper Jim DeArman, CSA

CO. B, 37th Texas Calvary(Terrell's)

I am your Confederate ancestor. Remember me?
When our country needed me, I answered the call.

Do not forget me!

I was willing and did give up everything,
Sacrificed all, for country and you.
I faced deprivation, starvation,
faced the winter in tattered uniforms,
marched for miles with no shoes.

In Northern POW camps, ill treatment was the norm,
intentionally withheld medical treatment, festering wounds,
allowed to freeze in the winter, and forced to endure sickness,
with hopes we would die.

I proudly fought under our flag,
for the constitutional republic we desired.
I rallied and faced an army that most of the time,
outnumbered us and was better equipped.

I gave my all and did my best, no sacrifice was to great.
No duty too small.

It was for you I did this, without expecting any reward.
I suffered horrible wounds, and watched the angle of death,
cut vast lines of men down.

I bled for you, soaking the earth. I died for you.

Our families heeded the call,
they suffered under the boot of the Union army,
sacrificing farms, homes, possessions, years of hardships we endured.

Will our self-sacrifice's and heroic deeds,
be forgotten and perish from your memory?

My blood consecrated the ground of our country.
I gave my life for our people and it's land.

I died a heroic death for our independence,
on the battlefields of Shiloh, Chickamauga, Gettysburg.

Behold our bodies laid out in long lines,
the indignity of buried like garbage in mass trenches.

Our faces changed, death reflected in our eyes,
we breathe not, forevermore.

Behold, our mothers, wives, family,
heads bowed down, silently grieving us who will never return.

Some buried forever in Yankee soil. Our friends choked with tears.

The burden of losing us, having to bury us, to entomb us.
We did not betray you!

Our muskets still by our side, ammo pouches empty,
We fought till the last man.

Just as our blood spilled out step by step,
We did all we could, every last man, never to rise.

Only when you forget us, do we truly die.
Only when you turn your back on us, are we truly gone.

Stand up for us!
Fight for us now!
For we carried your name, till death closed our eyes.

Do not let our sacrifice, die with us, our memory!

Raise the flag we fought for, wave it proudly from on high!

Are you ashamed of us, or too weak of heart to carry on?

The banner has been passed to you, do not let it fall or falter...
the battle is now yours.

Remember me... I did not shirk my duty.
Remember me, our bodies laid out in long lines.
But I can arise and live again.

Virginia vintners taste the police state

I Spied Black Horse Cavalry, So I Run Like A Deer...........

While the Obama administration is busy eviscerating private property rights at the federal level, Republican-controlled Fauquier County, Va., has decided to follow suit in its own way. Fauquier's Board of Supervisors recently passed a winery ordinance that tramples private property rights and some fundamental civil liberties.

The county, which is located about an hour west of Washington, calls itself an agricultural community. Its scenic, sprawling farmlands have become home to a growing number of wineries. Vintners have discovered that Fauquier's climate and rich soil are ideal for growing grapes.

Most of the wineries are mom and pop operations. Some, though, have been more creative in marketing, employing more people, and generating revenue. The county thinks such success must be punished.

At the center of all this is the county zoning administrator, a bureaucratic czar named Kimberley Johnson, whose bullying and heavy-handed enforcement tactics have resulted in calls for her dismissal by county farmers and residents. Johnson was recently the subject of a citizen-farmer "pitchfork protest" in a matter in which she fined one farmer for conducting a pumpkin carving and a birthday party for eight little girls without the proper permit.

More @ The Examiner

Marine Arrested By SWAT and taken to mental hospital

Via safetalker

Need to find out more about this. A comment below.

"As I mentioned on the other thread, I think there's a little more to this story than Raub's patriotic position, or some anti-government posts on Facebook. From what I understand, he was talking about open revolution, that he was going to be the leader, and his guns were "bigger than a baby's arm."

Not sure if he actually threatened anyone, but he did not sound overly stable from what I've been able to piece together reviewing other forums talking about this."

Carry On.


Navy SEALs PAC Rips Liberal ‘Media Matters’


A writer for the George Soros-funded website Media Matters, Eric Boehlert, tweeted that “former Navy SEALs don’t have guts to admit they’re running a GOP, anti-Obama campaign,” and has brought down the wrath of the Navy SEALs PAC (Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund) who are behind a recent ad campaign.

The ad which blasts Barack Obama for his loose lips in regards to the bin Laden killing has split people into those that praise them for calling out Obama on leaking vital secure information on how special forces do their jobs, which endangers them and others who say they should keep their mouths shut and not say anything because it is disrespectful.

The Tweet by Boehlert brought swift rebuke:

“I almost could not believe it when I read it. Boehlert is such a straight up Obama boot licker that he actually smears former Navy SEALs who don’t like the fact that President Obama’s administration is leaking sensitive information that could put current SEALs in danger and for attempting to politicize their efforts,” wrote The Right Sphere blog.

“The fierce warrior Boehlert does not care so much about the leaks that put American men and women at risk, but instead prefers to call the Navy SEALS gutless. As noted by the NY Times, ‘Security officials and members of both parties in Congress have sharply criticized leaks about classified operations under Mr. Obama.’ Is Boehlert so blinded by ideology that he can dismiss the very real threat posed by these leaks?” wrote Renee Nal on

And a tweet from “SonnyBunch” said, “Dear God: All I ask before I die is that you let me witness Eric Boehlert call a Navy SEAL a coward to his face.”

The SEALs in the PAC did an exclusive interview with NewsMax:

The SEALS in the PAC “put themselves out there front and center and that takes guts. I ask Eric Boehlert what his credentials are,” he tells Newsmax. “Has he served? Has he seen the ugliness of war and the cost on both sides? The loss of friends? I think not.

“It’s safe to say that he wouldn’t stand in the same room with any of these SEALs and mutter the word gutless.

“Politics aside, I’m glad this group is making an issue and educating citizens to the very serious consequences of intel leaks from Washington. The consequences of leaking sensitive information is that Americans and coalition forces die and we lose trust with foreign spies and our national security is put at risk.”

Don’t mess with the Navy SEALs. Liberals should know better.

I really appreciate the military men taking the stand they are. What Barack Obama has done during his presidency has been nothing short of being a domestic enemy of the United States and the Constitution. Maybe our military are doing more behind the scenes than they are letting on.

Watch the interview with CIA operative Fred Rustmann below:

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The Dog That Cornered Osama Bin Laden

Roundabout via Robert

Old, but first time I've seen it.

When U.S. President Barack Obama went to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, last week for a highly publicized but very private meeting with the commando team that killed Osama bin Laden, only one of the 81 members of the super-secret SEAL DevGru unit was identified by name: Cairo, the war dog.

Cairo, like most canine members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs, is a Belgian Malinois. The Malinois breed is similar to German shepherds but smaller and more compact, with an adult male weighing in the 30-kilo range.


(German shepherds are still used as war dogs by the American military but the lighter, stubbier Malinois is considered better for the tandem parachute jumping and rappelling operations often undertaken by SEAL teams. Labrador retrievers are also favoured by various military organizations around the world.)


They Didn't Attack Switzerland

Via Ryan

Old, but first time I've seen it. Written in 2005, and then in 2007

Switzerland has not been in a war of any kind since 1815. It has not been in an official foreign war since 1515. This would be astounding, even miraculous, for any nation. But Switzerland borders Germany . And France . And Italy . And Austria . And Liechtenstein . Now the Prince of Liechtenstein has rarely lashed out in Blitzkrieg in a desperate bid to reign uber alles, but ALL of Switzerland 's other neighbors have devoted a lot of effort to invading other countries.

In addition to the encircling foreign marauders, Switzerland itself is composed of several different ethnic groups that get along as well as, e.g., Germans and French. But they haven't ethnically cleansed each other for two centuries, either.

You would think that peacekeeping performance of this kind would make Switzerland an object of study in every political science and civics course worldwide. "WHY Didn't They Attack Switzerland ?" should be the title of many a textbook. This is not the case. Very few political scientists study Switzerland .

Switzerland is of no interest to politicians, because the features of the Swiss system that keep the peace are the same features that make Swiss politicians unimportant. Do you know the name of the Swiss President now serving out his nonrenewable one-year term? No, you do not (it's Samuel Schmid, but you won't remember tomorrow). His name doesn't matter, and he doesn't matter to the defense of Switzerland . There is no central location of Swiss defense, no Pentagon or NORAD into which you can crash a 757 or a black-market Kazakh nuclear weapon. The defense of Switzerland is the entire people of Switzerland itself.

The features of the Swiss system for keeping the peace are simple. They mind their own business, and they have very strict gun control. By which they mean that every Swiss male must have a gun, except for those who have to carry a mortar or missile launcher. Females are not subject to universal military training, but if you go to a Swiss rifle range, there are always girls blasting away too. After 9-11, teh Swiss carried on as usual, somewhat different from the US response of panicked victim-disarmament. (You are aware that 99% of US pilots are STILL disarmed?)

As a final defense, the Swiss have rigged the vaults of their banks for demolition. Any dictator attacking Switzerland will find the gold in his numbered bank account buried in rubble hundreds of meters under a mountain. It is known that Hitler had a numbered account.

Switzerland has also provided for defense of the lives of its civilian population against nuclear terrorism. Realizing after World War Two that nuclear weapons in the hands of power-mad idiots posed a public health threat, the Swiss started a nationwide shelter-building program in 1960. By 1991, there was enough shelter space in Switzerland to protect everyone in their home or apartment, and also enough at their workplace and school. A Swiss citizen is generally never more than a few minutes from a fallout shelter with an air filter.

The entire Swiss shelter program was accomplished for somewhere on the order of $35 (1990 dollars) per year per capita. The US spends vastly more every year to achieve a military only capable of intervening in Third World nations that don't have WMDs. The combined US armed forces are incapable of shooting down a single ballistic missile, or even intercepting low-flying propeller planes. Nor are there bunkers with filtered air supplies for the inhabitants of our glass cities or crackerbox suburbs. The only civil defense in the US is for the President and the bureaucrats under Iron Mountain . Everyone else is nuclear fodder, except for those provident few (such as the Mormons) who build their own shelters to protect their families.

Switzerland does not send troops to intervene in other nations. Switzerland does not spend tens of billions of dollars yearly to fund dictators around the world, nor did Switzerland donate hundreds of billions of dollars to the Warsaw Pact through bank "loans." Switzerland does not send billions of dollars worth of weaponry every year to the warring tribes in the Middle East . Switzerland has no enemies. Yet the Swiss are armed to the teeth and dug into every hill and under every building.

US policy is the evil-parallel-universe inverse of the Swiss. The US intervenes everywhere, spies on everyone, supports every faction in every dispute. We have as many enemies as there are disputatious people in the world. Yet we spend more effort on disarming our own airline pilots and other law-abiding citizens than on providing shelters for our children against nuclear, chemical, or biological attack. We have an expensive conventional army, and quite a few aging offensive nuclear weapons. But no defense for our children.

But Who Would Attack Us? We're Such Nice Guys'

What groups might think to benefit from a WMD strike on the US ? A partial list:

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Time to play "Find the multicam hunting pack."

So, you’d like to date my daughter….....

Oleg Volk

This young lady can fend for herself just fine, but you have to admit that the first impression made by the dad also counts.

I also recommend *a sensible comment by my friend Dave.

*Well worth the time. BT

Authorities look for clues in shooting that left St. John deputies dead

Authorities look for clues in shooting that left St. John deputies dead

Two St. John Parish deputies were killed and two others were wounded early Thursday morning in a crime scene that extended from the parking lot for a major refinery to a nearby trailer park.

Five suspects, said by State Police to be both male and female, were either in custody or receiving medical treatment. Neither their identities nor their possible motives were made public by law enforcement.

The investigation into the shooting carried on late into the evening Thursday, hours after the incident began around 5 a.m.

A Shreveport Times story identified four of the suspects involved in the shooting. According to the story, one suspect has ties to an anti-government group and was wanted in Nebraska for making terrorist threats. Several of the suspects had been under surveillance in Desoto Parish, and the FBI had been in contact with the sheriff after the shooting in St. John Parish.

More @ WLTV

These Are The 13 Rules Of Gunfighting Everyone Should Know

Old news, but picked up by Business Insider

Have a gun.

Some words to the wise. Shooting Advice from various Concealed Carry Instructors. If you own a gun, you will appreciate this. If not, you should get one and learn how to use it.

A) Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians.

B) It’s always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

C) Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.

D) Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arms length.

E) Never say “I’ve got a gun.” If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they hear should be the safety clicking off.

F) The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes, the response time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second.

G) The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win – cheat if necessary.

H) Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets…You may get killed with your own gun, but he’ll have to beat you to death with it, cause it’ll be empty.

I) If you’re in a gun fight:
If you’re not shooting, you should be loading.
If you’re not loading, you should be moving.
If you’re not shooting, moving or loading, you’re probably dead.

J) In a life and death situation, do something…It may be wrong, but do something!

K) If you carry a gun, people call you paranoid. Nonsense! If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?

L) You can say ‘stop’ or ‘alto’ or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much a universal language.

M) You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family.

“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading,” — Thomas Jefferson

FRC's Perkins: Southern Poverty Law Center Gave Gunman 'License to Shoot'

The shooting at the Family Research Council’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. was the result of the liberal Southern Poverty Law Center stoking the flames by labeling the conservative Christian organization as a hate group, the group’s president Tony Perkins told reporters Thursday.

The suspect, 28-year-old Floyd Corkins of Virginia, was charged with assault with intent to kill after he allegedly shouted “I don’t like your politics” and shot an unarmed guard in the arm. Investigators found ammunition and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in the suspect’s backpack, according to the Associated Press.

In late 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled the Family Research Council, which opposes gay marriage and abortion, as a “hate group” because of its positions on gay issues and its general religious condemnation of same-sex behavior. It placed the group in the same company as the Aryan Nations, Nation of Islam and KKK.

But the FRC, unlike the Aryan Nations, is not an underground group nor has it ever condoned violence. It is a mainstay in conservative politics and its top members are often key players in Washington politics.

“Let me be very clear here that Floyd Corkins was responsible for the wounding of one of our colleagues and friends at the Family Research Council,” Perkins told Megyn Kelly of Fox News. “But I believe he was given a license to do that by a group such as the Southern Poverty Law Center who labeled us a hate group because we defend the family and stand for traditional orthodox Christianity.”

“Terrorism is designed to intimidate and to drive people back and make them feel fearful,” Perkins said. “Well, that I believe would describe what they tried to do here yesterday at the Family Research Council and by extension to traditional value supporters, Christians across the nation.”

“But I want to tell you it’s not going to work,” Perkins continued. “We’re not going anywhere. We’re more committed today than we were yesterday to defending and advancing faith, family and freedom here in our nation’s capital.”

More @ NewsMax

Obama Campaign Strikes Back Against Former Navy SEALs

Politically speaking, Navy SEALs aren't the safest targets to rail against in a presidential race, but the Obama campaign isn't hesitating to take down a group of former SEALs who've criticized the president's national security decisions.

On Thursday morning, campaign officials waged a full court press against the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, a group of former U.S. Special Forces and intelligence officials accusing President Obama of leaking vital national security secrets and taking too much credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden. When the group launched its anti-Obama media campaign Wednesday, consisting of TV ads and a 22-minute film, it wasn't clear if Obama officials would avoid a potentially messy confrontation or refute the military veterans publicly. But now the campaign has made clear it views the attacks in the same light as the 2004 John Kerry "Swift Boat" attack ads, which, however misleading, were painfully effective.

"The Republicans are resorting to 'Swift Boat' tactics because when it comes to foreign policy and national security, Mitt Romney has offered nothing but reckless rhetoric," Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt told Reuters' Mark Hosenball last night. Taking a direct shot at the leaders of OPSEC, an Obama campaign official lambasted the group's accusations about national security leaks this morning. “No one in this group is in a position to speak with any authority on these issues and on what impact these leaks might have," said the official, speaking on background, "and it’s clear they’ve resorted to making things up for purely political reasons.”

Apparently, the administration has decided this is a battle worth fighting, a calculation that has its own risks and potential payoffs. On one hand, it's not clear that elevating the discussion over who deserves credit for the bin Laden mission is valuable to the administration. As a May 2011 USAToday/Gallup poll showed, Americans overwhelmingly credit the U.S. military and the CIA for the mission over the president. "The U.S. military and the CIA emerge as the big winners in the public's eyes," wrote Gallup's Frank Newport. "Nearly 9 of 10 (89%) say the military deserves 'a great deal of credit,' while 62% say the same about the CIA."

More @ The Atlantic Wire

Church to get 'Gone With Wind' royalties

Via Carl

A relative of the late author Margaret Mitchell is giving the Archdiocese of Atlanta a 50 percent stake in the literary rights to her best-selling novel, “Gone With the Wind.”

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the gift includes a 50 percent stake in the trademark to the book and items that belonged to Mitchell.

The bequest was made by Joseph Mitchell, nephew of the late author. Joseph Mitchell, who died in October, was a longtime member of the Cathedral of Christ the King.

Steve Swope, a deacon in the archdiocese who is overseeing the gift, says royalties could be in the “hundreds of thousands” of dollars annually from usage of the book just for productions like ballets and plays.

Allison Woods Highland Games

Via Selena Redmond Goodin


A Gentleman's Country Estate

Iredell County, North Carolina

A Brief History, 1750-2011

William Allison (1741-1827) settled on the property known today as Allison Woods in the 1740's. The Allison's were of Scotch-Irish origin, coming from Pennsylvania along "The Great Wagon Road."

Apart from farming, the Allisons became involved in the tannery business (remains of Indian tanning activities still remain on the property in the form of a soapstone slab used at the Springhouse as a picnic table). Before the revolution, the Allisons were suppliers of saddles to the British Army.

Throughout their history, the Allisons were active and successful members of the community and in the mid-19th century moved to Statesville, leaving the farm business to a manager.

The buildings remaining today were created when Major William Locke Allison, father of present owner Thomas A. Allison, returned to the family land after a successful career as a railroad engineer and inventor in Pennsylvania.

No doubt he was inspired by the country estates and the kind of genteel country living he had observed and admired in the North.

America Continues Downward With First Openly Homosexual General

U.S. Army Announces Military's First Openly Homosexual General

With homosexuals now free to serve openly in the U.S. military it didn't take long for a gay officer to climb to the top of the commissioned ranks. Star and Stripes, the Defense Department's semi-official newspaper, proudly reported that the Army has promoted its first homosexual officer to general status. “Army reserve officer Tammy Smith calls her recent promotion to brigadier general exciting and humbling, saying it gives her a chance to be a leader in advancing Army values and excellence,” reported the military newspaper. The paper added that the ceremony August 10, at which Smith was officially promoted, “marks an important milestone for gay rights advocates, giving the movement its most senior public military figure. She has already been assigned as deputy chief at the Office of the Chief at the Army Reserve, and spent much of 2011 serving in Afghanistan.”

In its report on the story, the Los Angeles Times noted that during Smith's promotion ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, her “proud wife placed a star insignia on her spouse's uniformed shoulder — the official mark of an Army brigadier general.” According to the New York Times, Smith, a 26-year Army veteran, married homosexual activist Tracey Hepner in March 2011, after they had dated for nine years. The Times reported that Hepner is the founder of an organization called Military Partners and Families Coalition, which, its website explains, exists to provide “support, resources, education, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender military partners and their families.”

While the Army made Smith unavailable for comment on the singular occasion, in a press release the Defense Department quoted her as explaining her wife's presence by saying that “participating with family in traditional ceremonies such as the promotion is both common and expected of a leader.”

Stars and Stripes pointed out that Smith has attempted to downplay her notoriety as the first openly homosexual general in the U.S armed forces. Smith insisted that such a fact is “irrelevant. I don’t think I need to be focused on that. What is relevant is upholding Army values and the responsibility this carries.”

The irony of that comment is that, up until the dismantling of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” (DADT) in 2011, homosexual behavior had been considered a violation of the values of America's fighting force since the nation's founding. But the Defense Department has somehow turned homosexuality into a lifestyle worthy of celebration among pockets of the military.

To All the Girls I've Loved Before

Via Cousin Colby

A video depicting some of the most beautiful women alive. They are all shown as they looked near the start of their careers. All have been famous for 50 years or more all are now highly respected senior citizens. "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" is sung by Rick Stallworth from his album "Rick Sings Nat King Cole and Other Favorites"


In this short article I will try to answer this question: Is it possible for State of GeorgiaGeorgia to exist independent of the United States? First we will look at what seems to be on everyone's mind, that is, the economic meltdown. Then we will look at the political question wrapped around the moral question of size and scale. Then a brief look at our culture. And I'll wrap up with a look at what Georgia would lose if we left the Union.

For those of us who pay attention to the world around us it is obvious that our current economic situation is unsustainable. We don't have to look far to see economic disaster. The housing bubble along with its many gambling schemes, the unemployment rate which is probably at 20%; not the questionable figures announced daily by the official propaganda ministries of the Corrupt Washington government. Take a trip to the grocery store and look at the pricing of basic everyday foods. Have these prices increased over the last year? Why? Because the volume of money in circulation has increased. Inflation of the money supply causes each dollar to be worth less. So, it takes more money to buy a particular product.

Professor Lawrence Kotlikoff, a mainstream economist from Boston University, wrote an article for St. Louis Federal Reserve bank journal in 2006, July/August issue, entitled "Is the U.S. Bankrupt?" He does a lot of complicated economic analysis but reaches the conclusion that we are $65 trillion in the hole. He has since advanced that number, in some of his recent estimations, to $202 trillion because of the newer spending schemes the Corrupt Washington government has cooked up since then. He goes into what we'll call the Kotlikoff plan in the second half of his article.

Basically what he says is that we would have to savagely cut entitlements and spending and institute a 33% national sales tax (on top of everything we pay now). And then over a long period of time (50 – 75 years) we "might" be able to regain some semblance of control over this system. Then he says this will never happen. Congress and the people would not have the will power to make it happen.

Buried in a couple of paragraphs in the middle of the article he states what he thinks will happen--hyperinflation. The general government will try to print its way out of this massive hole. They are currently practicing some more "quantitative easing" (that's Bernanke speak for printing more money). The devaluation of the currency continues unabated. The value of the dollar is 5% of what it was in 1913 when the Federal Reserve System was established. That equates to "95% of the value of your labor (your time) being stolen by this "Corrupt Government" we call the United States government.

Let's look at some of Georgia's basic economic figures.

More @ SNC