Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lakota Tribe Launch Private Bank for Only Silver and Gold Currencies!

Absolutely Stunning!
From their web site...

"Some may confuse our economic structure with isolationism...which it is not. Since we currently produce much more than we consume, we have the right to decide what medium of exchange to accept for our effort. And so, we accept only value for value. Across our great land, over thousands of tribes and merchants participate in our system of trade. We invite others to trade with us and bring value back into our transactions."

Hill City, Lakota - In a stunning development, the Free & Independent People of Lakota announced today the introduction of the world’s first non-reserve, non-fractional bank that accepts only silver and gold currencies for deposit.

“We invite people of any creed, faith or heritage to unite in an effort to reclaim control of wealth. It is our hope that other tribal nations and American citizens recognize the importance of silver and gold as currency and decide to mirror our system of honest trade.” Mani, also known as Duane Martin Sr, is a member of the delegation that declared Lakota independence on December 17th, 2007.

For more information, visit the Free Lakota Bank website at http://press.freelakotabank.com


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Thomas Jefferson on The Endeavor to Secure Rights

Self-evident truth that carries with it the force to change our way of thinking and in turn change the way we govern.
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"In endeavors to improve our situation, we should never despair." --Thomas Jefferson to John Quincy Adams, 1817. ME 15:148

"The ground of liberty is to be gained by inches, [and] we must be contented to secure what we can get from time to time and eternally press forward for what is yet to get. It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Clay, 1790. ME 8:4

"Instead of that liberty which takes root and growth in the progress of reason, if recovered by mere force or accident, it becomes with an unprepared people a tyranny still of the many, the few, or the one." --Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1815. ME 14:245

"Most [revolutions] have been [closed] by a subversion of that liberty [they were] intended to establish." --Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 1784. ME 4:218, Papers 7:106

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Condemned to Die: Abortion in Latin America

"In this profession, we see all kinds of things, like people using witchcraft, to whatever pills they can get their hands on," said a doctor, who charges about $45 to carry out abortions in women's homes.

He spoke on condition that his name not be used, because performing an abortion in Colombia can lead to a prison term of more than four years.

"They open themselves up to incredible risks, from losing their reproductive systems or, through complications, their lives," the doctor said.

Such arguments have done little to sway an anti-abortion movement that is largely led by influential leaders of the Roman Catholic Church.
clipped from www.nytimes.com

PAMPLONA, Colombia - In this tradition-bound Roman Catholic town one day in April, two young women did what many here consider unthinkable: pregnant and scared, they took a cheap ulcer medication known to induce abortions. When the drug left them bleeding, they were treated at a local emergency room - then promptly arrested.

Latin America holds some of the world's most stringent abortion laws, yet it still has the developing world's highest rate of abortions - a rate that is far higher even than in Western Europe, where abortion is widely and legally available.

Four million abortions, most of them illegal, take place in Latin America annually, the United Nations reports, and up to 5,000 women are believed to die each year from complications from abortions.
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'Off-Grid' Couple Fight Power Company

Corporate tyranny at work in my book. What the corp wants the corp gets. Life has become all about making the corporation survive rather than the corporation serving us.

Nov. 18--ROCKBRIDGE, Ohio -- Charles and Melanie Ogle have lived happily off the power grid for 17 years in their solar-powered log home perched on a ridge in the Hocking Hills.

They don't want or need electric lines, but it seems that a power line is about to be strung outside their house anyway.

The Ogles are fighting a plan by American Electric Power to take some of their land by eminent domain to build an overhead electric line to power a telecommunications tower that the utility is building about 1,500 feet south of their house.

A judge already ruled that the project is a necessity and that the company has the right to take their land.

The Ogles rejected AEP's offer of $4,000. It's not about the money, the couple said. It's the principle.

AEP says it needs to build the 350-foot telecommunications tower so its workers can communicate with each other by radio in the hills. Construction has started.

The Ogles say the line should be built underground.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

abortion foes take new tack

Realism seems to have struck some ardent foes of abortion. After 35 years of trying to outlaw the procedure nationally while chipping away at abortion rights state by state, they have decided to add a new and sensible initiative. They'll work with the other side to reduce the number of abortions.

Even before Election Day, a loose coalition of conservative academics, prominent anti-abortion pastors, lay Catholics and other activists began working with old enemies in the pro-abortion rights camp to push a new agenda passage of measures to provide low-income, pregnant women with the kind of services and education that could discourage them from seeking abortions. They are on the right track.

in 2000, the abortion rate among poor women was still four times higher than for women making $30,000 a year
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Message to Obama: 'Time to close SOA is now!'

Human rights activists, religious leaders, and military veterans will descend on Fort Benning, Ga. this weekend to demand the closing of a notorious military training facility that has tutored some of Latin America’s most brutal soldiers and dictators.

The U.S. Army School of the Americas, renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation in 2001, has a long and shameful history of teaching torture, extortion and execution to infamous graduates like Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama. Nearly 60,000 alumni have returned to Bolivia, El Salvador, and Nicaragua to suppress human rights leaders, political dissidents and innocent civilians swept up in the region’s often violent struggles for social justice.

Interrogation manuals used by the facility and declassified by the National Security Archive shed light on a grim litany of “coercive techniques” similar to those used by U.S. military officers to abuse detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

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Judge Declares Five Detainees Held Illegally


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A federal judge issued the Bush administration a sharp setback on Thursday, ruling that five Algerian men have been held unlawfully at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp for nearly seven years and ordering their release.

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I Agree with Phil Donahue on This

When people go on O'Reilly they ought to resort to simply INTERVIEWING HIM. Bring his beliefs out into the open. Then, when people listen to him and go out into the real world they can see how HILARIOUS his views are. Besides, he keeps interrupting you if you stand up for the truth and relies on the shouting match to promote himself. Got to diffuse that.

"When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest. " Prov 29:9
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Obama a Natural Born Citizen? New Developments (11-19-08)

Posted by Rick Williams on Wed, 11/19/2008 - 13:22
Donofrio argues that the "birth certificate" and "Indonesia" issues are irrelevant to Obama's eligibility to serve as President.
The framers recognized that EVEN THEY were not "natural born citizens." That's why they included a grandfather clause to allow any of them to become President.
Donofrio argues that the word "born" constitutes proof positive that the framers intended that status as a "citizen" must be present at birth, since if this was not the intent there would have been no need for the grandfather clause. Dual citizenship at time of birth (British/US) was allowed for the framers themselves under the grandfather clause, but for no one else.
Hence, argues Donofrio, Obama is not a natural born citizen, and even if he produces an original birth certificate proving he was born in Hawaii it will not change the fact that he was a British citizen at birth.
These are matters of core Constitutional eligibility,
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Thomas Jefferson on Politics & Government

Some self-evident truth that carries with it the force to change our way of thinking and in turn change the way we govern ourselves.
clipped from etext.virginia.edu
2. Securing Rights

The purpose of government is to maintain a society which secures to every member the inherent and inalienable rights of man, and promotes the safety and happiness of its people. Protecting these rights from violation, therefore, is its primary obligation.
"The principles of government... [are] founded in the rights of man."
"It is to secure our rights that we resort to government at all."
"The idea is quite unfounded that on entering into society we give up any natural right."
"[These are] the rights which God and the laws have given equally and independently to all."
"[Montesquieu wrote in Spirit of the Laws, VIII,c.3:] 'In the state of nature, indeed, all men are born equal; but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the laws.'"
"[It is the obligation] of every government to yield protection to their citizens as the consideration for their obedience."
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Get Government Out of Coin Manufacture

clipped from mises.org

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Posted on 11/4/2008

Coin dealers and collectors are still reeling from the US Mint's announcement that it had run out of American Eagle gold coins. But what ought to surprise every American isn't that a government agency came up short. It's that the US government should be making little metal discs at all.

Coin shortages are nothing new. A few months before running out of gold Eagles, the US Mint had to ration silver Eagles.
Why are coin shortages so common? Governments typically blame unexpected changes in demand. But suppliers of all sorts of other goods manage to avoid running out
Yet governments routinely punish private firms that try to issue their own distinct coins.
During the gold rush, for instance, no fewer than 15 private mints went into business,
Private coiners played a still bigger role in Great Britain's Industrial Revolution

"Great Britain's private coins were more popular than official ones, and for good reason…"

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Should The Gov't Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?

A satire all too true.

In The Know: Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?

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Ron Paul on Why Foreigners are Buying US Treasuries

clipped from www.foxbusiness.com

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. 2008 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Thomas Jefferson on The Pursuit of Happiness

Gonna change my way of thinking,
Make myself a different set of rules.
Gonna put my good foot forward,
And stop being influenced by fools.

So much oppression,
Can't keep track of it no more.
~ Bob Dylan
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"The Giver of life gave it for happiness and not for wretchedness." --Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, 1782. ME 4:196, Papers 6:186

"The freedom and happiness of man... [are] the sole objects of all legitimate government." --Thomas Jefferson to Thaddeus Kosciusko, 1810. ME 12:369

"[It is a] great truth that industry, commerce and security are the surest roads to the happiness and prosperity of [a] people." --Thomas Jefferson to Francisco Chiappe, 1789. Papers 15:405

"The only orthodox object of the institution of government is to secure the greatest degree of happiness possible to the general mass of those associated under it." --Thomas Jefferson to M. van der Kemp, 1812. ME 13:135

"I sincerely pray that all the members of the human family may, in the time prescribed by the Father of us all, find themselves securely established in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and happiness." --Thomas Jefferson: Reply to Ellicot Thomas, et al., 1807. ME 16:290

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Thomas Jefferson on The Right to Life and Liberty

Some self-evident truth that carries with it the force to change our way of thinking and in turn change the way we govern ourselves.
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"The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them." --Thomas Jefferson: Rights of British America, 1774. ME 1:211, Papers 1:135

"Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual." --Thomas Jefferson to Isaac H. Tiffany, 1819.

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." --Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Stuart, 1791. ME 8:276

"In a government bottomed on the will of all, the life and liberty of every individual citizen becomes interesting to all." --Thomas Jefferson: 5th Annual Message, 1805. ME 3:390

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Police State - Johnny Cash - I Won't Back Down

I am familiar with Tom Petty singing this so to hear Johnny Cash sing it had a more sobering effect along with the slide show.

"all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." ~ The Unanimous Declaration Of The Thirteen United States Of America, 1776
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Police State - Johnny Cash - I Won't Back Down

Slide show of what the upcoming police state will be...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


This is my favorite video on the internet! Why? Because it does not ignore the problem and it provides a realistic solution. I think it is very well done.

We are the Ones We've Been Waiting For

Inspiring Video ...great wildlife scene with unexpected ending.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Is It Time for a Rebellion?

Is rebellion against rebellion rebellion?
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The greatest threat to our freedoms—and our bank accounts—may not lurk outside our borders. Rather, it prowls among us, in the form of a government of wolves. In this weeks vodcast, John W. Whitehead takes aim at Congress for its blatant disregard for the rights of the American taxpayer.
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Why the Christian Right Loved Sarah Palin

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Thomas Jefferson on The Nature and Source of Our Rights

Refreshing truths that guide the mind, heart, and will of man.
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1. Inalienable Rights
The Nature and Source of Our Rights
"Under the law of nature, all men are born free, every one comes into the world with a right to his own person, which includes the liberty of moving and using it at his own will. This is what is called personal liberty, and is given him by the Author of nature, because necessary for his own sustenance."

"The evidence of [the] natural right [of expatriation], like that of our right to life, liberty, the use of our faculties, the pursuit of happiness, is not left to the feeble and sophistical investigations of reason, but is impressed on the sense of every man. We do not claim these under the charters of kings or legislators, but under the King of Kings." --Thomas Jefferson to John Manners, 1817. ME 15:124

"Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?"
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Monday, November 10, 2008

A New, Effective Way To Educate Your Local Sheriff

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." ~ Thomas Jefferson
A wonderful tool is now available that can assist in reaching every Sheriff in every county in this country. The Sheriff: Powers and Responsibilities of Elected Peace Officers is a video available from the Americans Citizens & Lawmen Association.
these good folks have made it very easy to reach out and touch your local Sheriff with the truth and remind them, via presentations from Sheriffs and a former U.S. Congresswoman, about the history of freedom and about the oath they take once they're elected.
Never again, not in this country. I hope you will participate in this worthy effort because some day in the not too distant future, you might wish your local Sheriff had been able to watch this video from ACLA. America is truly in crisis. Our fight is for none but the brave. Your local Sheriff needs to know you will support him/her, but only if they uphold their oath. This video will help them to understand the proper role of a county Sheriff.
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

America, welcome back into the world.

clipped from www.guardian.co.uk

America under President Obama

The weight of expectation that rests today on the frame of a 47-year-old senator with no real executive experience is too great for one man and, in all probability, too large for one term of office.
But if the stakes for Barack Obama are high, so too is the opportunity.
Jimmy Carter argued
it would take no more than 10 minutes
to change America's global image
the next president should promise not to torture another prisoner, not to attack another country unless America's security was directly threatened, to honour international agreements and do the right thing on climate change
America, welcome back into the world.
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Church condemns nuke manufacturers

Now that is a church that is clear about its mission. It reminds me of...
Luke 9:54-56
When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?" 55 But He turned and rebuked them, [and said, "You do not know what kind of spirit you are of; 56 for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them."]

God help us.
clipped from www.ekklesia.co.uk
Nuclear weapons manufacturers urged to resign following university visit
Representatives of the Atomic Weapons Establishment near Aldermaston in East Berkshire have met calls for their resignation after they visited the University of Birmingham to recruit students into the development and manufacture of weapons of mass destruction
Two weeks ago the Anglican Bishop of Reading, Stephen Cottrell, welcomed trainee ministers to services of lamentation at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston in Berkshire, where Trident missile warheads are made for British military submarines. 30 staff and students from the Queen’s Foundation and the University of Birmingham also attended.
"We...denounce the nuclear weapons industry in the name of our common humanity and for the sake of our shared hope
Far from seeking to attract people to join your ranks, you yourselves should offer your resignation in the interests of national prosperity and the cause of peace for all humanity.
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