“…2005 Balance of Trade Deficit debt $723 billion equals $1.4 million dollars per minute flowing out of the country for imports. This is the money foreign interests have been using in the last 25 years to buy out 13,000 of our best American companies (see the list of companies sold). By losing ownership of these companies, the profit that is made, the taxes that would have been paid, and the technology now resides in foreign countries…”
“…So stupid are we, the government has confidence it can get away with telling the most outrageous lies. Rob Portman, Bush’s “budget” director, told the House Budget Committee “Bush’s plan projects a $61 billion budget surplus in 2012 while assuming only $50 billion in war costs in 2009 and none after that…”
“…Central bankers sometimes describe their activity as “more art than science,” which is implicit recognition of their ignorance. The “art of central banking” is the art of pretending to know what one does not know. Not only is it not a science; it is not even an art. At best it is alchemy; at worst it is a gigantic cheat…”
One member of Congress to pay attention to in the District of Columbia is Congressman Dr. Ron Paul of Texas. Mr. Paul is a staunch advocate of limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to a sound monetary policy based on commodity-backed currency. Dr. Paul has now announced his candidacy for President in 2008, get involved now here. The following is his most recent column, courtesy of Mr. Paul’s website. After reading it you may want to spend some time looking around the site and learning more.
“…But then, of course, the idea here is not to provide both sides of a given news story, but only the politically correct, that is to say the neocon side of a given news story. In essence, Google News is not much different than the New York Times or the CIA’s favorite newspaper, the Washington Post…”
“…Global warming models fundamentally depend upon the rate with which earth radiates waste heat into space with the problem being that the heat is trapped by the added carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, thus warming it. The problem with this is that the carbon dioxide molecules have no directionality with respect heat flow, and just as they will keep ground radiation in, they will also keep incident solar radiation out (cooler on cloudy days), that old equilibrium thing again. In the long run, these effects may cancel…”
“…Given their successes in gaining governmental control over many disparate pieces of private property situated near so-called “ecologically sensitive” areas, the advocates of environmental fascism have gained confidence and grown bolder. They are now advocating a move that takes the environmental movement from a practice of petty theft to grand larceny on a breathtaking scale. The more radical practitioners of the theory of intrinsic value are no longer satisfied with the passage of laws that prevent the removal of a tree, the building of a fence or house, or the dumping of a few loads of dirt without permission. Their new Holy Grail is to create millions of acres of wilderness zones that will not merely regulate human usage, but will prevent anyone from venturing into such areas for even aesthetic enjoyment. It is the intrinsic theory of value taken to its ultimate conclusion: the total elimination of human beings…”
“…Today 17,000 local police forces are equipped with such military equipment as Blackhawk helicopters, machine guns, grenade launchers, battering rams, explosives, chemical sprays, body armor, night vision, rappelling gear, and armored vehicles. Some have tanks. In 1999, the New York Times reported that a retired police chief in New Haven, Conn., told the newspaper, “I was offered tanks, bazookas, anything I wanted.” Balko reports that in 1997, for example, police departments received 1.2 million pieces of military equipment…”