A Declaration of war

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A Declaration of war

Embargos and sanctions are covert acts of war against an enemy. An attack on an enemy is an overt act of war. The Congress is the only authority that can declare war of any kind against an enemy who attacks us. We have not been attacked by Syria and Syria has not even retaliated against the act of war perpetrated against them because they realize such action would end up in their annihilation. The same is true of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Panama, Cuba and every other state that is powerless against us. Even our sanctions against the Russians have not brought any retaliation. The reason is they either have no effect or they would exhaust themselves in a war they can not win. Ours is not a defensive military but an offensive one. One need only look at the types of arms and equipment we produce.

There must however be a dragon to slay because when you create a monster, you must keep it fed. As Machiavelli so aptly pointed out in his treatise "The Prince", if you allow it to remain idle it will satisfy its appetite by eating the hand that feeds it. Our monster is the military industrial complex and the army, navy and air force it supports. Its supplicants are everywhere but its food is provided by your taxes. Do you think the countries to which we sell arms are paying for them, even Israel? Saudi Arabia is perfectly willing to pay cash for our arms production but why don't we sell it to them? The answer is simple, if they are theirs, they owe us nothing and are therefore not beholden and the only thing they need after purchase is spare parts.

The irony is that war need not be fought when you can maintain self sufficiency by just getting rid of excess population. When the internal combustion engine, water power and steam power began to replace the horse we stopped breeding horses. When it began replacing humans we failed to stop breeding humans and we are very close to consuming the entire production of human fuel. This is not so in parts of Africa and the Middle East and even in Asia where countries are bartering raw materials and finished products for imported food. This scourge has not escaped the United States and we now import enough food to feed over 50 million and yet we not only continue to breed more humans but eagerly welcome millions more. Just ask yourself, if we are such a rich country why are there food banks and soup kitchens and organizations such as the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Good Will?

Melvin Udall
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Very little interests me

Very little interests me enough to 'play' on AMG these days, but we should have known events of this week would bring out the Prince of PC.

" Ours is not a defensive military but an offensive one. One need only look at the types of arms and equipment we produce."

I have, and clearly we produce a mix of both, though most everything can be utilized in a defensive mode, if you understand 'defensive.' Please suggest your composition for our 'uniformed forces', beginning with the assumption that what we have today simply disappears with a snap of your perfect and certain understanding of such matters.

"Just ask yourself, if we are such a rich country why are there food banks and soup kitchens and organizations such as the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Good Will?"

Simple answer: "free people are not equal, and equal people are not free." Second simple answer: why is it you are so much better off than so many others?

You know, if you just wrote a book, you wouldn't have to keep repeating the same things over and over again.

PS: "Why are there organizations such as the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and Good Will" when there are so many like you who have far more than they need, and far more than their fair share?

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Well pmconusa I admit I am

Well pmconusa I admit I am wrong we do not have anything in common.
As evident by the above response to your post.

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aka Melvin Udall - just

aka Melvin Udall - just curious:

Is Jesus your personal savior? Do you describe yourself as a Christian?

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Is Obama you personal savior?

Is Obama you personal savior? Do you consider yourself to be a mindless progressive who sucks up whatever the corporates sell us?

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When I was a kid I enjoyed

When I was a kid I enjoyed playing basketball. It was a defensive game then, just as soccer is today. People enjoyed watching because keeping the other team from scoring took skill, speed and quick reaction. The tallest one on our team was 5'-6" and at 13 in those days he was unusual and went on to become center on our state champion high school team. The game was not physical and even touching someone got you called for a foul. Today a high school coach will not even give someone 5'-6" a look because not only have people changed, the rules have changed. In the pro game a zone defense is prohibited because the only scoring would come from outside, and to make that more lucrative, because it is so hard to get to the basket when it is defended by 5 guys whose wingspan is 7 feet, it now earns 3 points. The rules have changed to favor the offense because no one, except maybe the British, will pay to see their team play good defense.

In the days of the Romans people got their kicks watching the Christians and other slaves do battle with the lions. It only stopped when they ran out of lions. In modern times the Spaniards got their kicks watching the matadors slaughter bulls and when the bull got the upper hand he was put to death. We do the same thing when a pit bull or any other so-called domesticated animal even bites a person. The law of the jungle still applies but its the rules favor the aggressor.

Americans have been brainwashed into believing we are superior to everyone else and we go out of our way to show the world we are the big bully. We were led to believe our enemy was the Soviet Union and their threat was enough to start the arms race, producing weapons in increasing numbers that were never used but we got practice by getting involved in other peoples civil wars. In the war of the mind we may still have an edge purely because of our numbers and we are more advanced, but the general population is becoming dumber than a rock in comparison.

Offensive wars, be they civil or otherwise are fought over land and the products it produces to sustain life. When a sufficient portion of the population is not able to share their country's wealth with those who control it, they migrate where they can or steal if they have to in order to survive. We are fortunate, there is more than enough such that our government steals from those who have, or borrows to see that we don't rebel and if we do resort to stealing they put us in jail and take care of us for the price of freedom of movement. Unlike the Chinese, we don't even make the inmates work for their keep. You hear that the Saudi Government oppresses its women. Its a religious law that a man is the protector of his women. I know and have lived with many Saudi Families and with few exceptions none of the married women and their daughters consider themselves oppressed. They pay no taxes, are free to travel, except women alone. Their freedom is attested to by the fact that he you follow the religious law you will never get in trouble and end up in jail and heaven forbid you do because there are none, other than temporary holding tanks that house foreigners accused of crimes that get them immediate deportation or instant death if they have killed someone. Would you believe there is no fine for speeding, unless you are a foreigner?

Mel, if you think you are so free, how come you can't add a room to your house or even tear it down, without permission from the government? In biblical times, the only law was thou shalt not steal and punishment was death. We now have thousands of laws and millions of regulation to control our lives from prior to birth until after death and they grow more numerous by the day.

When I retired, having made my small fortune working in other countries I returned in utter shock at the changes that had transpired from the early sixties until the mid-eighties. I have a PhD from MIT and when I offered to teach a class in personal finance in Brunswick High School, for free, I was rebuffed. Not because I hadn't the experience and education, but because it would have shown how redundant the public school monopoly is except as baby sitters for families with children who haven't grandparents or relatives who would watch over them while they earned a living.

People say if you don't like it here why don't you leave? I could, but I would not be able to take my money with me because the government won't allow it because they have prohibited me by the issuance of a passport. If you don't have one, and you must renew it every 10 years, you can't go anywhere outside to live. And why I want to go anywhere where I would lose the $33,000 a year of other people's money the government pays my wife and I each year just to live here.

How long can this keep up, I can tell you because the engine has already run out of fuel and we are selling our high test in order to buy regular, that costs more. I wrote the book but no one wants to read it because it describes in detail just how we have been taken by the banks who now own most of the country but can't foreclose and need more customers (immigrants) and dependents to keep the game going.

I asked John McDonald on his talk show if he would pay someone $70,000 per year to teach a six year old or even 10 six year olds. His answer was of course not. The problem is we do and that same teacher will get a raise of at least 3% next year, retire at 62 and be paid 80% of their highest 3 years average salary and 45% of the cost of health insurance for the rest of their lives. Who do you think is paying for that?

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Bruce: Our major difference

Bruce: Our major difference is I freely admit to be being duped.

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Then that calls in question

Then that calls in question ones' susceptibility I guess.

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pmcon: thanks for the non

pmcon: thanks for the non-responses.

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How can I respond when you

How can I respond when you provided the answer yourself with "free people are not equal and equal people are not free". When the government controls the economy through the tax code it gets to determine who is free and who is not. I have often asked what would many people do to survive if the government stopped handing out charity? They would have to steal, pure and simple. What would they steal? Anything they could sell to obtain at least food. If they stole to buy food no one would buy the goods they didn't need and most people don't use cash anymore and the thieves could buy nothing unless they stole and used their credit cards. They get to use your credit card to fraudulently withdraw cash only one time and the most they can get is $300 in one day and if the one whom you stole the card from notifies the credit card company the system will automatically block any further transactions. The thieves have to be organized to steal money because the largest repository or cash in the banks is in their ATM machines which are protected in two ways, alarm systems in order to get into where the ATM machines are and then these are almost hermetically sealed and bolted to the floor requiring a tremendous effort even for hand tools and then they are so heavy it would take a truck to haul them away and I doubt few poor people would make the effort.

So, how to cope with people who cannot work because there are no jobs in the regulated economy because they are controlled by the government? Since you cannot follow the jobs your government has made possible to be done by foreign competition by removing the tariffs you would be forced to steal and end up in jail where the government would take care of you at the taxpayers expense. Your government taxes the so-called rich and distributes the money to as many non-working people they can find. The rich didn't get rich by providing goods and services to those who need and want them. They got rich keeping the taxman from taxing away their profits.

Where does the government, that makes nothing and sells nothing generate exchange if it doesn't collect it through taxes? It prints it and uses the banks as its distributor and places IOUs with the banks who now own just about everything, including the government they use to keep the game going.

The system is out of control because in order to keep it going there has to be new customers particularly if the old customers are allowed to hang around by providing charity. This is not so in other countries and the consequence is either migration or civil war.

Not too long ago Detroit was bankrupt and its finances a total mess because they continued to lose their tax base and were borrowed to the hilt with bonds in order to pay their government employees. The same was true for the Territory of Puerto Rico. You never heard any more about it because the banks holding the bonds could not foreclose on the city because what would they do with the city, they certainly couldn't sell it to anyone? They quietly tore up the paper and gave the city a fresh start but you were never told this happened. The same is true when California went belly up and people moved out to other states (migration).

Our country is in debt to the tune of $20 million and growing because the government still controls the money supply. Because it accumulates rather than being consumed its value decreases with each new addition. Just yesterday I tallied up what I have been given in exchange for what I paid in Social Security taxes over my working career. The government got a total of $24,000 in taxes and since 1998 has paid me $359,242. Granted they taxed some of this back as I made withdrawals from my IRA accounts, but it has reached a point where I pay no federal or state tax on what I draw from them because I am under the income threshold.

As I have pointed out in my book, this system is unsustainable and it is now possible to actually estimate when it will come to an end and why. It is based on the fact that we now are arbitraging our basic food supply in order to feed the avarice of the wealthy. We export enough food to sustain the lives of tens of millions of the world's poor for free and import enough to feed nearly 30 million of our own citizens who have enough money to buy it.

Where did the employees get the exchange when they were laid off and could not find jobs and their unemployment benefits ran out. If the company they worked for went out of business it meant the unemployment money pool got no more income and the pool ran dry from payments, where did they obtain the exchange, Social Security payments. They were simply added to the rolls.

If you stop to think why this system has survived it is simply because we have been led to believe by the people who run it that this is the way it has always been, because its true. It is true because no one has ever tried the system where everyone shares the fruits of his labors and those who provide what one needs and wants gets a larger share. But a larger share of what, the time and effort of the producers. In the end the only purchase necessary is food, the fuel of human life and we are very close to consuming what we produce.

There is a claim that we can always recover more arable land. The problem is we already have to subsidize our farmers because given their due, they need only provide enough to feed their own families and to buy what other essentials they cannot make themselves. But no one can earn living being a farmer anymore because we have become dependent on others for our very existence. The farmers don't own the land they farm, the banks do and for every dollar you borrow from the bank to run your business you pay at least two back. You now produce what the bank wants and the government subsidizes you to do so.

Bernie Madoff was thrown in jail for doing exactly what your government has been doing since its inception. The government just won't allow competition it can't control.

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And you are puzzled why

And you are puzzled why people don't engage.

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Not any more.

Not any more.

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PMC, for the love of GOD and

PMC, for the love of GOD and all that is Holy, meditate.

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Ommmmmmmm ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Ommmmmmmm ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Bruce

Bruce
No wonder you're so wound up.
It's supposed to be "Ohmmmmmmmmmm".

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That is the second verse.

That is the second verse.
I am well versed in such matters. Many years ago had a inmate who chanted during lock up for count.
I got all 48 cells chanting , very soothing ,with him made the day go by easy.

Not wound just having fun.

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