Getting Closer!

January 14, 2013

“Let me make something else perfectly clear:
In the months and years ahead you’re going to hear all sorts of nonsense, rumors and rhetoric about gold, about silver, about precious metals. 99% of it will be just that, nonsense.
Yes, gold is headed much higher over the longer term. So is silver, and so is platinum.
But the next leg up in the metals is not yet here and when it does come (from still-lower prices) it will not be due to any of the above nonsense.
It will simply be due to the fact that the governments of both Europe and the United States are flat-broke … and that there is nothing that can be done about it …

Short of all the governments of the world getting together … canceling all debts … and designing a new, debt-free-based monetary system.

It’s going to happen. The problem is that the world is going to have to go through hell to get to the other side.”
– from Larry Edelson, in a newsletter from Weiss Research Group on this date

This portion of an investment newsletter got my attention today.  As far as I’m aware this author is coming from a completely secular point of view and is no ‘end times’ prognosticator.   It seems to be clearer all the time that a one world government and monetary system is becoming more likely all the time.  Apparently most (or all) national government authorities are jumping on the inflationary band wagon to ‘compete’ with their trading partners and there is nothing legitimate to back the currency exchanges.  This would probably be a very good time to revisit the book of Revelation to get a glimpse of what could be coming in the not too distant future.


Life Rules

December 4, 2012

Let the light shine!

Consider key ingredients of a life well lived.   I’m working on a list of  ‘life rules’  that apply to both personal and business decision making.  These are not necessarily listed in any order of priority.

  1. Eternal ‘things’ first
  2. Wherever you are, be there
  3. Focus is key, are you fixed on solutions or distracted by the problem(s)
  4. Always look for the simplest workable solution
  5. Live in a QVC way
  7. A thankful spirit is a priceless perspective vitamin

What would your list include?

End Slavery!

May 15, 2010

Lamentations 5:7-8 7 Our fathers sinned, and are no more; and we bear their iniquities. 8 Slaves rule over us; there is none to deliver us from their hand.

This reminds of the debt burden that has become fashionable world-wide as a solution to immediate concerns at the expense of our children’s future. Essentially this is enslavement forced on others for the satisfaction of our immediate gratification.
Baby-boomers let’s unite, and rather than scrap for our rights, how about let’s speak up for our kids/grandkids future and insist that our government stop spending more than it’s taking in?

Perfect Storm?

May 11, 2010

The federal government estimates $1.4 trillion worth of commercial real estate loans will be coming due over these next 4 years.  Of these 1/2 are “underwater” meaning the loan exceeds the current value of the property.   With most municipalities also “underwater” in their revenue to budget there is not likely to be any property tax relief to help these struggling property owners.  In fact, the opposite will likely be true, resulting in cities and counties pursuing tax lien revenue from the distressed properties.   Will we soon be witnesses to the execution of the goose laying the golden eggs?  Wouldn’t a preferable solution be the downsizing of the governmental agencies (reducing costs) and a reduction of tax liabilities to assist the struggling property owners (and ultimately their tenants/customers – read, you and me)?   The choice looms large at all levels of government as we scan the horizon ahead.

The information age really has arrived

May 4, 2010

Engaged Learning » Blog Archive » Who Moved The Cheese? You Better..

Darth Vader said, “resistance is futile” .  I think he was onto something and we can either choose the ‘head in the sand’ approach or take a few deep breaths, put on a smile and plunge in.  I vote we don the swimsuit and jump in – what do you say?

Bioscience with a future!

May 3, 2010

How It Works | Proven advanced bioscience + systems | Joule Biotechnologies.

Now this is some very cool bioscience that makes some sense.  Away with ethanol and hello to ‘algae power’!


April 8, 2010

Two Reuter’s headlines caught my eye in the past two days. Yesterday one said that GM lost 4.1 billion dollars in ’09 but “hoped” to turn a profit in ’10 and “if so” would be able to return to “public ownership”. This makes me wonder what the current definition of ‘public’ is? If the Federal government now own’s a majority stock position in the company and this doesn’t qualify as ‘public’ then does this mean that returning the company to ‘private owners’ makes the ownership ‘public’? My brain is starting to hurt.

Then another headline today says “Fed officials warn on bubbles but Bernanke cautious”. Now usually I would assume that using the word ‘cautious’ means that one is being conservative and taking the less risky route. Not so in this article – as you read further you discover that those warning of the dangers to our country’s well being through artificially low interest levels are ‘dissenters’ and that Bernanke and his crew that advocate easy money are being “cautious”.

Please help me to understand what ‘public’ and ‘cautious’ really mean?

Poor math?

April 7, 2010

It occurs to me that the way many politicians can throw numbers around with 12 zeros behind them like it’s chump change indicates that our educational system really must be dysfunctional.   How could so many decision makers be that confused about numbers that are critically out of control and unsustainable?  Are we witnessing malicious sabotage?