1881 President James A. Garfield

"Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce...when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate."
-this he said two weeks before he died

Ring of Power part 20

Here's something interesting to view, too. This part goes nicely with the next post.
If you are paying attention to all the news lately that the economy is turning around...perhaps you are being lulled into a false sense of security. By cutting employees' hours, instead of just hitting them with a bigger jolt of unemployment, we might just be getting let down a little more softly before we know just what is hitting us.
Plus, there is no change that I am aware of to the Patriot Act or the Codex Alimentarious or the Enron Loop hole etc.
My personal advice is that we do our best to sift through information and not just stand here uninformed and believing we are powerless.


On May 23, 1933, Congressman, Louis T. McFadden, brought formal charges against the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank system, The Comptroller of the Currency and the Secretary of United States Treasury for numerous criminal acts, including but not limited to, CONSPIRACY, FRAUD, UNLAWFUL CONVERSION, AND TREASON.
The petition for Articles of Impeachment was thereafter referred to the Judiciary Committee.
So, this ELECTRONIC BOOKLET should be reprinted, reposted,
set up on web pages and circulated far and wide.
Congressman McFadden
on the Federal Reserve Corporation Remarks in Congress, 1934

"Mr. Chairman, we have in this Country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks, hereinafter called the Fed. The Fed has cheated the Government of these United States and the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the Nation's debt. The depredations and iniquities of the Fed has cost enough money to pay the National debt several times over.

"This evil institution has impoverished and ruined the people of these United States, has bankrupted itself, and has practically bankrupted our Government. It has done this through the defects of the law under which it operates, through the maladministration of that law by the Fed and through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.

Some people who think that the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders. In that dark crew of financial pirates there are those who would cut a man's throat to get a dollar out of his pocket; there are those who send money into states to buy votes to control our legislatures; there are those who maintain International propaganda for the purpose of deceiving us into granting of new concessions which will permit them to cover up their past misdeeds and set again in motion their gigantic train of crime.

These twelve private credit monopolies were deceitfully and disloyally foisted upon this Country by the bankers who came here from Europe and repaid us our hospitality by undermining our American institutions. Those bankers took money out of this Country to finance Japan in a war against Russia. They created a reign of terror in Russia with our money in order to help that war along. They instigated the separate peace between Germany and Russia, and thus drove a wedge between the allies in World War. They financed Trotsky's passage from New York to Russia so that he might assist in the destruction of the Russian Empire. They fomented and instigated the Russian Revolution, and placed a large fund of American dollars at Trotsky's disposal in one of their branch banks in Sweden so that through him Russian homes might be thoroughly broken up and Russian children flung far and wide from their natural protectors. They have since begun breaking up of American homes and the dispersal of American children. ...."

Commenting on Former Congressman Louis T. McFaddens's "heart-failure sudden-death" on Oct. 3, 1936, after a "dose" of "intestinal flu," "Pelley's Weekly" of Oct. 14 said:
Now that this sterling American patriot has made the Passing, it can be revealed that not long after his public utterance against the encroaching powers of Judah, it became known among his intimates that he had suffered two attacks against his life. The first attack came in the form of two revolver shots fired at him from ambush as he was alighting from a cab in front of one of the Capital hotels. Fortunately both shots missed him, the bullets burying themselves in the structure of the cab.
"He became violently ill after partaking of food at a political banquet at Washington. His life was only saved from what was subsequently announced as a poisoning by the presence of a physician friend at the banquet, who at once procured a stomach pump and subjected the Congressman to emergency treatment."

/s/ Robert Edward Edmondson (Publicist-Economist)

President Andrew Jackson stated in reference to the bankers at the state of his administration:
"You are a den of vipers and thieves.
I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal God, I will rout you out."
Click on the title to read all of this...it seems strangely familiar



A series of water waves that is caused when a large volume of a body of water, such as an ocean, is rapidly displaced.
Seems pretty simple. Today it's a wave of debt and greed. The folks with the money want to keep thier life style and the best way to do that is squeeze all the little guys. Whether it's the bottom line of a company or the preservation or enhancement of the larger incomes in an organization, the tsunami is hitting all the little guys really hard now.
Most people are really confused about who is to blame over the crisis. They take a stand that it's the people who got loans they couldn't afford if they are in the haves catagory. They take the stand that they were mislead if they are in the have nots catagory. Some people aren't in either catagory, but are feeling the consequenses because they lose their job or their bank and/or credit card company decides to charge them some fee or increase their payments threefold or cancel and change the terms of their agreement. Of course, all those financial things say, "we can change our terms any time we want for any reason we want". Employers have taken to the same mantra; we can terminate you for any reason or no reason at all any time we want.
This freedom is something to think about. For some strange reason, those who continue to pay for things believe they have to. Maybe they need to write a contract that says; we will pay if we feel like it after you decide to be fair in your terms or commit to something we agree to.


Ohio Libraries

Yesterday I was informed that the Governor decided it would be smart to cut out much of the funding of libraries in the State of Ohio. What comes to my mind is how elected officials are supposed to be public servants and I was thinking how this is going to serve the people of the state. Is this supposed to stimulate the economy by causing people to buy their books, dvds, and cds? Will he save enough money in the budget to keep paying some salaries of other public officials? Will they buy the employees from the library who are out of work food, clothes, and shelter? That's some real economic stimulus there.
I attended a college that always directed us to visit the Columbus Metropolitan Library for materials and to do research. This saved underprivileged college students a lot of money and allowed all students regardless of resources access to information to do their work. It seems that the only people our government is interested in serving now are those who somehow managed to escape the financial homicide we have been experiencing.
Ok, sorry Mr. Strickland, but I just don't understand completely. I never have made enough money to afford a home, so I didn't buy one. I attended college at the urging of many people and all I got was a pile of debt that will take me the rest of my life to pay off. Now, after our public servants have decided lining their pockets was more important than standing strong for the people in this country, you decide there isn't enough money left for one of the crown jewels of our state; the library. It is a place where people, ALL PEOPLE, can go to indulge themselves in knowledge, information, and entertainment. It stands as a haven for one of the things America stands for; freedom of speech and thought. We can all use it. There is nothing at the door that says you can't come here because you are too poor, too wealthy, or too anything. The message I am getting is that there are going to be a lot more people who are poor in this nation because our government allowed others to take our money and now you want to take away our library, too. We don't deserve this.




There are a couple of books I am just crazy about floating around lately. What is funny about the "All Dogs Have ADHD" is that when a copy came to the Gahanna branch of the library, one of our dog lovers thought it was about dogs. I was after the book because I raised an ADHD child and the book is such a warm and fuzzy perspective on the affliction that I wanted to share it with him. It's an enjoyable read regardless of whether you think of it as a pet book or a person book.

The other one you have to see is "All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome". These are books that give you that "AWWWWW" feeling, but more importantly, they make you realize that everyone has thier quirks and some of those characteristics are really gifts that we can appreciate.


Where in the World is Pixelwiki

I wasn't too sure I really liked the Shaman character at first, but I have discovered that it has a lot of really nice features that I enjoy after all. For example, you aren't all about killing all the time. You can heal people and you get so many various types of skills, you can wonder around fairly independently doing your thing and join in when and where ever something is going on.

As is the case with a lot of games, you fight and kill things for loot and to gain power through leveling up your skills. Here I am fighting with a large lepidoptera.
Another feature of gaming is dieing. Here I am dead. In WOW you get to run after your corpse when you die, pick it up, and attempt to get some health and mana recharged before something attacks you and kills you again.
Shamans are the spiritual leaders of their tribes and clans. They communicate with spirits, have visions of the future, and guide their people through the darkest of times. Many mistake their wisdom and serenity for a pacifist nature. When challenged, though, shamans have a range of powers available for dealing with threats to the natural order.
Armed with the ability to harness lightning (Lightning Bolt, Lightning Shield) and other offensive magic (Earthquake), combined with the ability to buff and heal (Restoration), the Shaman is a powerful class indeed. As the only spellcaster besides the Hunter that has the opportunity to wear armor higher than leather (mail armor at level 40), the Shaman can also survive well in melee combat.


Madoff; pronounced Made Off

Since a few of us were discussing this today.....
Madoff's Clients list is a staggering example of the enormity of our troubles where money matters are concerned. Now, besides all of the victims of monetary losses, is the loss of one R. Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet, a hedge fund manager who had lost $1.4 billion with Bernard L. Madoff.

On the other hand, though the news seems tragic, this man lived well and high while many people around the world live horrible impoverished lives. The amounts of money listed as investments of Madoff's clients could possibly have fed all of the hungry on the planet enough so they would not be starving or improved the lives of senior citizens. All that money collected into something where it was meant to be increased. Some of it seems to have been collected to support good causes or to insure retirements.

Who is this Madoff person and how does this all work? Strange how there are seemingly no boundaries and no oversight of these things. Apparently, there were allegations of Madoff's monkey business as far back as 2000, but no action was taken and no investigation was made. Why not? I keep wondering to what end all this is taking us and where or will it ever end?

So many regular working "Joes" out there who think being able just to buy a new car is something special and lately all we hear about are these huge amounts of money and investments and losses that were gains for many wealthy people who probably owned not only several cars, but several homes and boats and had the very best of everything served to them on silver platters and flew around the world on their private jets.

Many people I know are ignoring the news as much as they can. They are going to their little jobs day after day and doing their part. They have a few weeks a year to try to relax and then not enough money to enjoy the sort of service to them that people like Madoff and Magon de la Villehuchet likely expected every day.

What I am saying is that there is a reality to be addressed here. The story about Mr. Magon de la Villehuchet is sad, but he did it over feeling that he lost wealthy people's money, not because he felt or understood the hard working person's plight on the planet. Many of us show great respect for the wealthy in the world. We think they are that way because they are smart or come from prominent families. Lately, an acquaintance of mine who is in the same environment as I am didn't even know what HEAP was. I just couldn't forget that. This was a person who never had to get assistance to pay for heat in the winter and apparently didn't know anyone who had to apply for it either. Most people with money just ignore the other realities because they are troublesome or they don't want to acknowledge that poverty is the symptom of of the disease of greed.

Can I honestly say I have any respect at all for the wealthy now? There may be a few who tirelessly attempt to patch up some of the inequalities in this old world and that is admirable I guess. If we are not frothing over with gratitude for their help, we might lose what little we get to help us along, though.

Mr. Magon de la Villehuchet is dead and it is no different than any of our species. He stopped breathing and his heart stopped beating. Suddenly, there is no difference between him and the nameless man in the morgue who can't be identified. Villehuchet's memory is not shared by a tribe on the other side of the world that can't read the newspaper where they spend their days hunting or farming to be sure they can eat another day.

We won't think about this tragedy beyond this week and maybe not beyond this day, but maybe we should think about it. Maybe we should think of what it may be like for many working class people with no jobs starving and cold in the streets and sleeping in their SUV's and tents. Maybe we should think about how powerless we are because somebody else has made decisions that serve them well about what we use as a means of exchange and how it is distributed and manipulated so that the majority of people live mundane lives working to make the few very comfortable. Maybe while we are out there in the streets, there will still be a few flippant persons who think somebody is in the street by their own bad choices and that it's just too bad so sad instead of realizing that we are the same and their fortune may not be there tomorrow for it could change and they might be the one in the street instead. Maybe at some point because they didn't know what HEAP was or care to know, somebody died in the cold and in the end, that dead person and our hedge fund manager are the same. We are the same. So why don't we care enough about each other to find a way to all live better?