Before you complain

If you know the original author of this, please tell me.

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind.
She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her.She told her boyfriend, ‘If I could only see the world, I will marry you.’

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.

He asked her,’Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?’ The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn’t expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left her in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: ‘Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.’

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Today before you say an unkind word – Think of someone who can’t speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food – Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife – Think of someone who’s crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today before you complain about life – Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you complain about your children – Think of someone who desires children but they’re barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn’t clean or sweep – Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive – Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job – Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another – Remember that not one of us is without sin and we all answer to one MAKER.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down – Put a smile on your face and thank GOD you’re alive and still around.

God Bless You.

Alcohol Prohibition removed competition for Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company

Whereas, our commercial media is for sale to the highest bidder.

Whereas, the US federal education recommendations are based on corporate points of view.

The story of the Prohibition of alcohol between the years of 1920 and 1933 is:

Wikipedia : In the United States, the term Prohibition refers to the period from 1920 to 1933, during which the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol for consumption were banned nationally as mandated in the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Prohibition of alcohol can also refer to the antecedent religious and political temperance movements calling for sumptuary laws to end or encumber alcohol use.[1]

Following significant pressure on lawmakers as a result of the temperance movement, the United States Senate passed the Eighteenth Amendment on December 18, 1917. The “Volstead Act,” the popular name for the National Prohibition Act, passed Congress over President Woodrow Wilson‘s veto on October 28, 1919 and established the legal definition of intoxicating liquor[2] as well as providing for enforcement of Prohibition. The 18th Amendment was certified as ratified on January 29, 1919, having been approved by 36 states, and went into effect on a Federal level on January 29, 1920. Some state legislatures had already enacted statewide prohibition prior to the ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment.

As Prohibition became increasingly unpopular during the Great Depression, especially in large cities, repeal was eagerly anticipated. On March 23, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law an amendment to the Volstead Act known as the Cullen-Harrison Act, allowing the manufacture and sale of certain kinds of alcoholic beverages. The Eighteenth Amendment was repealed with ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment, on December 5, 1933.

A different reason has come to light recently and makes MUCH more sense.

You see, during the 1920’s America was roaring forward with easy credit.  Everyone seemed to be a winner.

As roads were being cut across the country side, automobile sales exploded.  This is great for the Ford Motor Company, but what was not written into your government approved history book is that our ingenious and inventive grandparents were running their new cars on uncle Erny’s moonshine. Ask you friendly mechanic.  It is not difficult to get a car engine to run on alcohol.

This situation was dire indeed to Mr. Rockefeller and his Standard Oil Company.  They had just discovered (1911) a massive oil field in Drumright, Oklahoma and needed someone to buy all this black gold…

Homemade auto fuel had to be eliminated.  As was typical of the time, they hired the public relations (PR man) psychologist and the commercial media to create a public outcry against alcohol consumption and public drunkenness.  They passed the 18th amendment and immediately sent the FBI out into the countryside to destroy all major distilling operations.

At the same time, Standard Oil began construction of “gas stations” all around the country.

By 1933 the boom 20’s had turned to the “Great depression”, the PR guys changed their message and proded the people to demand their alcohol back, so Roosevelt repealed the 18th amendment for “certain types” of alcohol, with tariffs of coarse.

This government program gave Standard Oil 13 years without competition in the auto fuel market.  They used it well by building the infrastructure to dominate energy policies up to present time.

Now you know, please pass this on.

Should we let them fail?

Should Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Be Saved?
Written by Darrell Castle
Constitution Party 2008 Vice Presidential Candidate

 

Should Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac be allowed to fail? That is the question that the United States Government (USG) faces today along with the consequences of failure or the consequences of takeover which is essentially nationalization.

 

These two private companies guarantee $5.3 trillion of the $12 trillion US mortgage market. They are privately owned and disclaim government backing, but they are called government sponsored enterprises (GSEs). They have always been considered safe investments almost as if the USG does guarantee their safety. Since May, their common and preferred shares have each lost more than half their value which is a big problem for many banks which are heavily invested in their common shares. The decline sinks the banks’ capital base and restricts, even more, the credit once available to the American consumer. The credit market is already restricted to the point that the producing economy is grinding to a halt. This is happening because banks have restricted credit so that they will have money available to cover mortgage losses lest they be nationalized by the USG. In other words, the financial economy which has carried the American economy since the Reagan era is now destroying the consumer economy upon which our entire economic system is based. We all remember President Bush’s advice after 9-11 to ‘go shopping’.

 

The problem is that shopping is becoming impossible for most people without incurring new debt and sources of credit are drying up. The M1 figures which is all the money held in the American economy such as savings accounts, checking accounts, etc. with which American consumers can purchase without additional debt is about $1.3 trillion. This isn’t nearly enough to purchase the American production (GDP) of $13.8 trillion based on 2007 numbers. The American people fall further and further behind. Their wages are stagnant but inflation is not stagnant which constantly erodes their standard of living. They have the appearance of wealth, but it is all an illusion.

 

What would be the consequences of the USG’s proposed takeover of Fannie and Freddie? Will the already strapped American taxpayers have to absorb the $5.3 trillion of their debt thus almost doubling the public debt? Probably not, because not all of the Fannie and Freddie mortgages are junk. Those that are junk will have to be separated and dealt with. The common stockholders will probably take a bath but the preferred stockholders such as China with almost $400 billion and Russia with almost $100 billion can remain dirty. The companies can be run by a conservator such as that appointed in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases to run failing companies and recover them while writing down the necessary amount of debt within classes. This Nationalization or takeover could save Fannie and Freddie and with them the entire system for a period of time, but a day of reckoning is coming and coming soon. This will add at least $10s of billions of debt to the American taxpayer each year for many years and cause even more inflation and a lower standard of living.

 

What would be the consequences of allowing Fannie and Freddie to fail? More than likely the consequences would involve a world wide catastrophic collapse of the international financial system. This would mean the end of our debt based economy because no foreign government would buy our debt. Foreign trade based on a trade deficit would dry up and the United States would enter a time of economic depression which would probably be worse than 1929 at least for a short time.

 

What then should we as a nation do in response to the decision that lies before us? The first order of business is to elect wise, honest, and ethical leaders to lead us through the crises and to make sure the American Republic as originally founded emerges on the other side. I have no doubt that Chuck Baldwin is such a leader, but I have grave doubts about Senators McCain and Obama. If we had a leader such as Chuck Baldwin, I would advise letting the system fail and dealing with the consequences. This is a chance to purge the system of debt which can never be paid, and thus remove the yoke of debt from the necks of the American people. It is a chance to return to a sound money system based on gold and silver as originally proposed. It is a chance to be free of the Federal Reserve and of the income tax. In short, we could restore our system to what it was designed to be and the American people could live in peace, prosperity, and liberty.

 

The collapse of the current debt pyramid system is inevitable. The USG and even the Federal Reserve cannot repeal the laws of economics no matter how much they want to. The question before us is will we choose to continue the present course which will lead to a hyperinflationary event such as what happened in Weimar Germany in 1933 and led to the rise of Hitler and WWII, or will we suffer a depression which could prove to be worse and of longer duration than the great depression of 1929. It is incumbent, therefore, upon this generation which has enjoyed the false benefits of this system for so long and which has been so profligate in its ways, to bare this hardship so that future generations, yet unborn, will not have to bare them. If we act quickly, we have the ability to control events and make our own decisions, but soon someone or some event will make the decision for us. This is the system that has been bequeathed to us.

 

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Scarcity vs abundance, its all in your head

 Our society teaches us to think with a “lack mentality” – that there isn’t enough in this world and that we have to compete for everything
• In order to receive you must give, and in order to give you must receive
• To gain more of anything, you need to work against “lack mentality” and give that very thing away that you desire.
 
If you want more love, give more love. If you want more money then you must  find  joy in giving money to others. For it is more blessed to give than to receive. There is a universal law that says what you give out in life will be multiplied by the very nature in which you give it. “Give to other people, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will be poured into your hands–more than you can hold. You will be given so much that it will spill into your lap. The way you give to other people is the way God will give to you.” The secret of wealth is helping others get what they want. What you want for yourself, want more for others.
 
Abundance Mentality
 
Abundance Mentality is characterized by generosity, and a sense that no matter how much or little you have, there will always be enough resources to go around. The mind is not burdened with concerns about survival, and all a person needs is carried within themselves and the social group and land of which they are an integral part. Material possessions and knowledge are not hoarded, but accepted and shared. There is a sense of connectedness and belonging that guarantees eternal personal security and health.
Scarcity Mentality
 
Scarcity Mentality is characterized by disconnectedness and a greedy focus on the individual. Material possessions and knowledge are gathered and jealously guarded to build personal power, with efforts also made to prevent others from doing the same. The mind is consumed with thoughts of day-to-day survival. Because this paradigm cannot support a person in a sustainable way indefinitely, a sense of helplessness emerges. This leads to a belief that ultimately there is no hope for long term satisfaction of basic needs, and so the individual’s focus shifts away from survival needs and into the realm of sensual gratification. “If tomorrow there is no hope of escaping pain, loss and deprivation, then seize what pleasures today may offer.”
 
“I need more!” + “There’s not enough for me” = Scarcity Mentality
 
“Share with group” + “There’s enough to go around” = Abundance Mentality
 
Scarcity Mentality – Me, mine, my own, more, now, separation, destruction, non-Indigenous.
 
Abundance Mentality – Us, ours, shared, enough, soon, connectedness, creation, Indigenous.
 
Scarcity Mentality is a Western construct, a cultural disease that has infected our Indigenous ideologies and begun to eradicate the Abundance Mentality that is essential for the future survival of all life on this planet.
 
The shift to Scarcity Mentality thinking represents a shift away from the paradigm of relatedness and communal living, towards autonomy and individual gratification. At its core, this is a shift from Indigenousness to the relatively recent construct of non-Indigenousness. Non-Indigenousness is nothing more than separation of self from nature. Everyone on the planet was Indigenous until relatively recently in human history, and if we can’t return to that soon, this Scarcity Mentality is going to eat our planet alive.
 
Abundance Through Unity
 
For centuries systematic giving has been a custom in most cultures and is referred to by various names. It is indeed an indigenousness system by which the community would band together to help those in need. They did not rely on government or outsiders they would take up a collection or take turns helping those who were less fortunate. People are rediscovering this method for creating great abundance.
 
If you are like-minded and would like to find out how you can receive more abundance in your life. Contact me for more information on a program that works through the Law of Abundance.