Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Blog

Well it's 6:32am on Thanksgiving Day 2008. I just want to say I am so looking forward to spending the day with my family! I just love the clanging of dishes and glasses while the meal is being prepared. I love the sound of multiple family conversations and I love being in them. Even though I would classify myself as an introvert, I do love a good conversation. I also love sitting around the fire and watching the kids play as they vie for our attention.

But this Thanksgiving is special. We are having it in our home and that makes it a bit more personal. I get to take care to clean the house and put up the decorations for our guests to enjoy. My wife and I get to prepare the food. I try not to stick my finger in the cookie dough but come on... m & m chip cookie dough! I just can't resist.

Besides the good food, spirits and family, I am really grateful for this country. My Grandfather, Dad and brother all served in the Armed forces to be sure that all of the freedoms and rights and our Constitution are kept intact and that our borders are protected from those who desire to dismantle our country. So thank you to all who ever ever served our country and to those who protect or teach or serve this nation in any way. You are servants in the greatest nation ever. Thank you.

With that said, let us not forget how delicate our system is. Our political system was designed under the assumption that men with integrity would continue to rule this nation. It was assumed that our fore fathers predecessors, would care deeply and appreciate the gift of our constitution and subsequent Bill of Rights. Yet here we are in a time when the constitution is nothing more than an after thought to the way we run government. Today we are living in a time when there is only one congressman who truly stands on the the Constitution as the foundation of our government. Today, Ron Paul (2008 Presidential Candidate) is a stand out who can claim that he is the "Champion of the Constitution"! But why must he make such a claim? Shouldn't we demand that every State Representative, Senator, Judge, appointed official, Mayor, Governor, Sheriff, Clerk and son on, all be "Champions of the Constitution"? Why in the world are we at the point where we have but one voice in government cry "Constitution...Constitution... please remember the Constitution..."?

Have we forgotten what America is standing on? Have we forgotten what our soldiers have given their lives for? Apparently we have. This country was not built on oil, or the banking system or the big 3 automakers. It was not built on big business in any way shape or form. This country was founded on Liberty and justice and the God given principles found in our Constitution. It allows for a balance of power, a small government, individual rights and the ability for each individual to protect him/herself in the case that a tyrannical government should emerge.

Anyway, I hope that you enjoy this Thanksgiving. And I hope you will do what you can to keep our Constitution alive and fresh in the minds of those who are in your sphere of influence. Read it. Learn it. And then take time to evaluate if what you see in government really emulates that most precious document. And remember, we have much to be thankful for!

Monday, November 24, 2008

The effect of Power and Greed.

As I was surfing my Facebook account today, I ran across a fellow member of a Facebook group, The American Monetary Institute. Amazingly he claimed that "i do not think bankers are that rich." and asked other questiions about the monetry system.
Quite naturally, I replied...

"I have some opinions...

First of all, if you do not think Bankers do not make that much money, than the $30 million a year salary that Hank Paulson made with Goldman Sachs must not be very much to you. Thats right... the appointed official of the United States Government that pushed for Goldmans bail out is the same son of a biscuit who Was the Ceo who was at the helm of the company as they headed into their "problems".

I agree with you on many points but there is one thing that I believe that you may not: That is... that the Federal monetray system is supposed to be so confusing the we simply stop looking into it. I don't think we will ever know the complete ins and outs, because if we did, the secret members and the operating managers of the Federal Reserve would actually be indicted and/or imprisoned by now. What's happening is that they are driving the value of the dollar into the ground by loaning out paper of no value which in the end, no matter how you slice it, is bought and paid for by the working class (Majority of tax payers) in both their tax dollars and interest paid in loans (cars, school and mortgages).

Of course the money that we pay to maintain our life styles goes somewhere, but where you ask? My theory is that is is going to a remarkably small number of people. The exuberant salaries of US CEO's, the short sellers on Wall St., and the few power elite that we probably never heard of are getting the pot of gold here. But the Federal Reserve which I'm sure you know is a private organization (not actually Federal as it is portrayed to be) is at the bottom of the funnel sucking in every 1-3% of original interest from every banking institution in the US. And all they are selling is a paper product worth a fraction of a cent. Its "their" product that we buy and pay interest on: printed with machines and ink that we pay for. IT Doesn't get any more corrupt than that!"

If you want to know more of what I think, check out my website and subscribe to my blog. I'll join you some other time when we can continue this conversation.

Then I added...

Here is a link to a few of the current criticisms of the Federal Reserve...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The UAW is the scapegoat.

I can't believe my ears when I hear intelligent people in Congress and in the news media discuss the UAW and its members with such ignorance. They throw numbers and wages and benefit misstatements around as if they worked for the Big 3 themselves. First of all, let me say this... I have not only worked for a small business for many years, I owned one as well and know too well the struggles and demands that are placed on a business. So I am not coming from an ignorant employee attitude. I am not a socialist. I am a straight up Capitalistic American. With that said, I have also worked several years in the auto industry with two large firms (Chrysler and Delphi). And it just infuriates me when I see people pointing fingers at the workers as the problem and the reason for the Big 3 woes. Lets set some facts straight.

*Labor is only 4-5% of the overall cost of your vehicle. Labor is not the reason for the high cost of your vehicle.

* We do not "Get paid" $60 an hour. That includes all wages and benifits. But everyone who gets a paycheck is getting payed more than their actual hourly amount. Come on! If you make $15-20 an hour you are getting paid $40-50 an hour in overall benifits. If you are not than you will have serious problems raising a family in this day in age and you are probably either a two income family or seeking a career that does pay an equivalent living wage.

*How much are our Reps and Senators making an hour with their 400% matching 401K's that you pay for with your tax dollars? Has anyone asked them that question? Now that is an exorbitant benefit!

*Yes some UAW members get paid while they are laid off. Thats called a severance package people and they are not the only ones who get it. Many employers retain their employees in a down time by limiting hours or just finding busy work for them to do so they don't lose their staff. That is the cost of employee retention. We don't just throw our employees away the first chance we cost too much to rehire and retrain. That is why UAW members get "Sub" pay (part unemployment & part company/UAW sponsored.) during a layoff.

*Some people seem to think that these jobs are only worth $10 an hour. If you think that, than you tell me your plan for raising a family on that wage. You tell me what the value of the middle class will become if that happens. And what employer would actually attempt to retain life long employees, who accumulate and build experience into there business by paying them entry level wages? No one thats who!. And who would come back to a $10 an hour job after a layoff with no benefits that actually entice them to return when things pick up. Answer: No one. They would simply find another job. Who wouldn't? You can't just sit around with no income waiting for a call back if you can't pay the bills.

I could go on and on. In fact I think I will continue this entry as a series to bring truth into the stupidity and blatant attempt to abolish unions by the Feaderal Businessocracy and the media that is giving the average American a biased view of Unions!

One last thought. Ever wonder where the minimum wage, 40 hour work week, vacation, personal days, sick days, workers compensation, health benefits, OSHA and retirement packages and pensions came from? Take a good guess. The Union!!! And guess where your wages and benefits are going to go when the UAW is dismantled by Big Corporations and your elected officials? \l/ \l/ \l/ \/ \/ \/ Get the point?

Friday, November 21, 2008

God is not the Problem

I read a ladies comment on facebook today that apparently saw a video on youtube that made her question her faith...This was my reply...

Please do not think your Faith is the problem...The Powers that be have faith as well. It is just faith in something much more evil and destructive than yours. So if faith is the problem, than what you are saying is that if we worship the sun or the owl like the illuminati, than we will be in the right? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!
No way is faith the problem, people are broken and faulted and corrupted no matter when (in time) and where you go. Its not a faith's a people issue. And I'll stand by that wether God, Aliens or Lizard people exist. Come on..when is the last time yousaw God come out of heaven and starve people, or manipulate the stock market or kick someone out on the street!!! Its not your faith or God that is the's us(That is the human race) and we better start realizing that or we will be chasing our tales!! I hope that helps, but it probably just gives you more dissonance.

PS> I'll probably make this my blog entry today. Thanks for the inspiration!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Hi. Just so you know, Chasing the Giants is based on real theories and evidence that there is a greater power that is controlling the social undercurrent in the United States and around the world. The Giants are representative of the Illuminate, Skulls and Cross Bones and other power elite. But the thing of it is, you and I will never know the truth. If there is no Illuminate, than what. That just means that this world is just a screwed up place. I already believe that, and outside of the "good times" you probably do too. But outside of Gods control, the evil in this world is on such a grand scale that we will never know how deep it runs. So speculate or deny, something is going on here. Just watch the news. I mean the banking system gets bailed out... and the working class gets the boot right in front of our faces. No one one is pointing out the fact that the Oil CEO's and Banking Execs came to Washington in private jets. But when it comes to the Big 3 which maintains the largest amount of actual middle class employees, they are targeted as wasteful and guilty of paying their workers too much.
I could go on and on but I wont. Just check out some of these vid's. Have a good one and may God seriously bless America...PLEASE!!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Chasing Life...

In my book, Chasing the Giants, I write about the American experience. I write about what could happen in the near future if American politics and American monetary policy doesn't change. On a broad scale, history has shown that the masses always are faced with no other choice but to rebel. On a smaller scale history has shown that the masses always suffer even after they revolt. So What other choices do we have? Well the obvious choice is to start at the ballot box. But what happens when greed and corruption are too deeply entrenched to be cleansed simply through the voting process? This brings me to the main idea of Chasing the Giants. The corruption, greed and power that is moving Washington runs much deeper than Senators and State Representatives. I believe that we are very likely a Businessocracy, that is controlled by a wealthy corporate elite and quite possibly a chosen few above them.

If you want to know more you van find my book at Or you can find out more at Have a great day and God Bless America.