(Yes the Cups Will be Included)
(Yes the Cups Will be Included)
The greatest problem with government is how it consumes capital until it kills the private sector. This has been the course of every government – power corrupts universally. The bureaucracy has also gamed the private sector for personal gain. They currently are exploiting of the people through Civil Asset Forfeiture which is reminiscent of the Roman legions who just began to sack their own cities to pay themselves.
Pictured above are “Fouree Denarii” or Claudius (41-54AD) a member of the Julio-Claudian line just prior to Nero. These are genuine coin dies struck on copper planchets silver plated. The people inside the mint were pocketing the real coins and producing a small quantity of debased coins illegally. This demonstrates that corruption within Rome was systemic and it kept growing. This is like the missing $2 trillion from the Pentagon budget that Rumsfeld promised would be investigated 1 day before 911 attack where the missile or whatever struck the only room in the Pentagon where the evidence was stored. What amazing coincidence.
The entire vision that a United States of Europe would prevent war has proven to be just another academic theory gone seriously wrong. Brussels has been fighting against any opportunity for the people to vote on exiting the Euro from Scotland down to Spain and Italy. They could not prevent a democratic election where the party had an agenda rather than a vote on the issue directly. The idea of a political union in Europe is dead. Margaret Thatcher was correct – it should have been an economic union, not political. Maggie saved Britain and it is ironic that the Irish who tended to really hate her, joined the Euro and have paid the price. We all learn from mistakes or else we are doomed to repeat them eternally.
About 80% of Greek Sovereign Debt is held officially by governments already in the EU. The proportion of the US National Debt held by governments is about 25%. Forget the charts about the stock market crash of 1929. That went down to about 42 from 386 on the Dow. This is what REALLY made the Great Depression so great, it was the collapse in debt. Foreign government bonds were sold to Americans in small denominations by the bankers. They defaulted and you got nothing at all,
Well I took this picture myself. The Historic Storm of the Century turned out to be 2 inches at the very best in Philadelphia area without sweeping up a pile for TV cameras and 1 inch down by Virginia. MSNBC just cannot help using anything to bash Republicans. They even ran a segment called the “Science of the Storm” to bash Republicans for voting against Global Warming legislation as if this storm would have been avoided had they poured billions more into academic pockets to predict when more historic storms will happen.
MSNBC even called this a Nor-Easter and defined the term. My uncle lost two houses on the beach in New Jersey to two such storms in the 1950s. We have not seen anything like that every since. The fact such a definition exists PROVES the historic storm of the century is certainly not new anyway. How about the 1938 storm that was historic. I suppose just 10 years of driving cars caused that one too.
MSNBC attributed the whole storm to global warming saying the Ocean is 3 degrees warmer than it should be and that is all caused by humans. I suggest a solution. Why don’t these fantastic scientists volunteer for euthanasia first – you know, those who never heard about cycles in weather or things like the ice age and it must have turned warmer somehow without mankind’s contraptions.
Next we can go to pretend TV news people who use everything for political agendas. Then lawyers who want to be politicians, academics who argue we need to be manipulated to create their dreams of ruling the world, and move on from there to bureaucrats. Their solution is to reduce population and we should all walk to work or just stay home on welfare in the dark. Well they should show the way. This will be the great step forward to help preserve the middle class – gee a whole new world without BS. My ears would stop ringing at last. Real Utopia.
Yet perhaps I am wrong. Maybe global warming can be proved by clothing cycles.
Yes the film the FORECASTER will be shown at the European Film Festival Berlinale in February unlike that of Sundance in the USA. Why is the film getting a lot of attention outside the USA? Who knows. Perhaps it is political. Hard to say. But I would think it has more to do with the bankers than with the government. But that is just my belief.
Upon the death of Nero (54-68AD), the Roman Empire was at a crossroads. The last member of the Julio-Claudian bloodline was dead. Many hoped for the return of the Republic. But the old Oligarchs had been mostly killed more than 72 years before.
Otho and Vitellius sought to grab the throne. A third general Vespasian made his move and seized power. Then the move of separatists unfolded. This was the opportunity to break away from Rome.
The Jews made their play to get out of the Roman Empire. They issued their own coinage and believed with Nero dead, now was their moment in history.
Vespasian was forced to invade Judea. He had no choice. If Israel separated, then others would follow. Vespasian invaded and destroyed their temple. The Arch of his son Titus stands at the edge of the Roman Forum and it shows the Romans carrying the spoils from Judea back to Rome. This was displayed on the Arch because this act held Rome together. Had Judea separated, everyone else would break away.
Brussels has reached that same Vespasian Moment with the Greek elections. They will now try to bribe Greece to stay for do not believe for an instant that they claim the Euro does not need Greece – Greece needs the Euro. Brussels needs Greece for what they should fear is its departure and you will see its economy start to revive. When Britain abandoned the gold standard, it was the FIRST to recover in the Great Depression and that was noticed by Roosevelt who ended the austerity policies of the USA.
What does austerity do? It supports the debt holders at the expense of the economy. This is why Europe is doomed and now pouring in new money cannot possibly overcome the destruction to the capacity to produce. They have to eliminate taxation and reduce regulation. You cannot create new money but raise taxes and regulation simultaneously.
If the Greeks choose freedom and reject the behind-the-scene offers to stay with debt reductions and 100 year interest free loans to keep jobs in Brussels, then others will follow. Scotland will eventually break away from England and Spain will also break apart. Italy will leave the Euro at the end of this affair.
Brussels has reached its Vespasian Moment and they know it. The question is how hard do they fight to keep it together?