Ed Howes's Blog – May 2010 Archive (14)

The Best Investment

It has been a hard year. More than a million dead from natural and man made disasters and millions more homeless. How are they doing? How will we do when our turn comes?



For the next twenty years, personal security is the finest investment we can make. Make a two year plan. A five and a ten. Never sell your investment. Hold it no matter what appearances are. I want such fine camping equipment I can starve to death anywhere in the world, in total comfort. Then I can focus on… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 5, 2010 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Fire! Fire! Fire!

With all the discussion of global warming and greenhouse gasses, is anyone considering our obscene dependence on fire?



Ask not for whom the planet burns. It burns for you. It burns from above. It burns from below. It burns day and night. Fire within, fire without. The fire in a poor man moves him along the road. The rich man moves with the fire of two hundred horses and more. The poor man makes a fire to bake his bread. The rich man keeps a fire for everything he… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 5, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Cheap Gasoline

We have little trouble noticing price changes. It's everything else we fail to notice.



What is the cost of gasoline?



A: Perpetual war



B: Poisoned planet



C: Rapid climate change



D: Melting polar ice



E: Oil spills



F: Seven trillion dollars of national debt



G: Global rain forests



H: Global corporate dominion



I: Three dollars



J: All the above.



Twisted, perverted,… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 5, 2010 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

Immigration Business

Throw open the gates. Come One - Come All.



Although charged with the security of national borders by the "supreme" law of the land, Congress has pursued open door policies over the past century or longer. When lawmakers subvert the law they create, by deliberate non enforcement, they surrender all legal and moral authority to compel you and me to uphold their never ending laws. They encourage and allow the continuous daily invasion of this nation by those who understand American law… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 5, 2010 at 5:27pm — No Comments

New Age Democracy

If we are going to know anything remotely resembling democracy, we'll need better rules and strict enforcement.



No one in their right mind wants government by mass mind. No one wants majority rule and if someone does, they have no idea how it might work. There is no doubt in my mind there are minds in America today, far superior to those who privately crafted governments, state and national, centuries ago, when wisdom was respected and fashionable. There are few if any political… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 5, 2010 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Bang!

Oh how attached we have become to this word and the many things it has come to stand for!



In the beginning Bang created the heavens and the earth and all that has resulted since. So reads the evolutionary genesis. You and I are the result of an event and a process. The creationist has no problem with this view, except that it makes process and events accidental, incidental and unintended. The creationist is certain from his or her observation and experience that intention always… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 5, 2010 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Watch What You Say!

When you don't say what you mean and don't mean what you say, problems follow, especially when you enlist in the military.



Repeat after me: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 5, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The National Protection Racket - Who Is Buying In?

If you have ever watched Mafia TV shows or movies, you know how the protection racket goes. You buy protection for your business or family from the people who pose the greatest threat to your well being. The scam is so successful, government put it into practice before anybody ever heard of the Mafia.



The national protection racket officially began in 1913. The creation of a private gang pf extortioners called the Federal Reserve Board/System, was created by a U.S. Congress in… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 4, 2010 at 6:41pm — No Comments

A Nation To Die For

If you were a Boy or Girl Scout, you recited an oath on a regular basis. If you attended public school, or one of most private schools, you recited an oath on a daily basis. By this means, you have been brainwashed.



You have been made to believe the government of the United States of America is what you serve to fulfill the commandment to love your neighbor and do your DUTY to God and country. Nothing could be further from the truth. Your parents will not tell you so. Your… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 4, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Creating The Perfect American

"Oh: You better not pout. You better not cry. You better not shout. I'm telling you why." Satan's Claws are coming to town.



"He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good. So be good for goodness' sake." The first deity the young American citizen is taught is an omniscient, jolly, fat man with long white hair and beard, living in no man's land. This god is presented as soon as a child is old enough to form a belief system. The… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 3, 2010 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Just Doing My Job

The makers and lovers of lies are sometimes the exact same people. At other times, co-dependents.



If you have never heard the title of this essay in Amerika, you don't live here or have not lived here long. Among excuses, it is a long time favorite. Moreso among the bureaucrats strangled by more rules and regulations than any other class. You see, doing our job relieves us of all other responsibilities. We are not merely very busy trying to maintain unsustainable lifestyles, we are… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 3, 2010 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Subconscious Tyranny

"When the wicked rule, the people mourn." So says scripture. Then what is the difference between the wicked and the ego?



Many of us have learned negative self talk creates problems and stress, simultaneously. Many have also learned stress leads to multiple physical dysfunctions and disabilities. Many of us wish we could develop an immunity to negativity. Many of us wish it was easy to do. It is.



The subconscious is very analogous to a computer. But the operating system is… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 2, 2010 at 9:05pm — 3 Comments

The Acceptability of Treason in America

On 19 October, 2006, Daniel Ellsberg published a confession. In 1964 he had in his possession secret State documents which if made public could have prevented the Vietnam War. He made them public in 1971. Richard Clark has admitted he was in possession of secret State documents in 2002 which if made public could have prevented the war in Iraq. He confessed in 2006.



Implied as a major cause of emotional turmoil in Ellsberg's confession was his loyalty oath. The oath requires one's… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 2, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Disincorporate and Decentralize

If it seems that big government and big business are in bed together it is only because they are - father and child. Government defines a corporation as an artificial person. Amen! What if we chose not to do business with artificial persons and traded only with real people? Incorporation is a privilege sold to business by governments. The business receives limited liability, which is to say, limited responsibility. As we have recently seen, a corporation can make fortunes for its operators… Continue

Added by Ed Howes on May 1, 2010 at 8:18pm — 1 Comment

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