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Friday, July 4th A.D. 2014

Between Friday, June 27th, A.D. 2014 and Friday, July 4th, A.D. 2014, the bid prices for:

Gold rose 0.4 % from $1,315.10 to $1,320.50

Silver rose 1.3 % from $20.87 to $21.15

Platinum rose 1.3 % from $1,473 to $1,492

Palladium rose 2.8 % from $838 to $862

DJIA rose 1.3 % from 16,851.84 to 17,068.26

NASDAQ rose 2.0 % from 4,397.93 to 4,485.93

NYSE rose 1.2 % from 10,974.40 to 11,104.70

US Dollar Index rose 0.3 % from 80.02 to 80.25

Crude Oil fell 1.9 % from $105.74 to $103.77


"Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold
if the market shut down for 10 years." --Warren Buffett 

"If the markets shut down for 10 years, what investment would you dare to hold-- 
other than gold"? --Alfred Adask

Q & (speculative) A


by Alfred Adask


A reader asked:


"I'm having a hard time understanding how anyone can have a debt; if there is no real money, how can there be a real debt?


"Without real money, how could there even be a bankruptcy court, or bankruptcy protection?  All my friends/acquaintances who went to US Bankruptcy court to try to get protection, to try to save their homes got only a few months' protection; all had their cases dismissed and the courts/attorneys got richer. 


"If all we have is debt paper for currency, that debt paper is lent into existence, backed by nothing, how can there be a debt? I'm not trained in finance/accounting but this whole system is insane and makes no sense to dummies like me."


My (speculative) Answer:


*  First, as you've intimated,the modern concept of "money" (actually, "currency" as exemplified by the fiat dollar) is so bizarre that it's made "dummies" out of all of us-including me. 


But that's not so surprising.  In his A.D. 1919 book, The Economic Consequences Of Peace, economist John Maynard Keynes observed that,


"By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose."


Keynes wasn't kidding. 


He essentially argued that not one man in a million truly understands the concept of "money".  If Keynes was right, there may be less than 500 people in the whole USA who truly understand our modern "money". 


I believe that, thanks to a heightened interest in economics and the internet, the number of people who currently understand money is more than "one man in a million".  I'd bet that the number is more like one in one hundred thousand or perhaps even one in ten thousand.  Who knows?  Maybe one in one thousand currently understands money. 


But it's a virtual certainty that 99.9% of the American people don't understand anything more about "money" than how to count it and how to spend it.


If you, dear reader, feel mystified by the nature of modern "money"-you're not alone.  You're merely one of over 300 million Americans who are also "dummies" when it comes to understanding "money".


I, too, am among the 300 million American "dummies" who are mystified by modern "money".  Nevertheless, I've thought about that subject for twenty years and, if I don't yet know the truth, I can at least offer some semi-intelligent speculation.


Thus, I have some answers for you, but they]re all speculative and should be taken with salt.


*  Second, your premise that, ". . . all we have is debt paper for currency, that debt paper is lent into existence, [and is] backed by nothing" is imprecise or even false.

 While it's true that our debt-based currency is not backed by "some tangible thing" like gold or silver, it is backed by our intangible promises to pay.

The paper dollars in your wallet have value only because we agree that they have value.  If we change our minds, those dollars could have less value or even no value. 

Depending on our agreement, the $100 bill in your wallet might be worth 100 dollars, or it might be worth one dollar, or it might even be worth one-thousand dollars.  The fiat dollar's value is whatever we say it is and any point in time. 


How odd, hmmm? 


The fiat dollar's changeable value is almost as mind-boggling as saying that the distance from Dallas, Texas, to New York city is 1,550 miles today, 1,800 miles tomorrow and just 500 miles in months whose names have an "r" in them.  


No wonder that "not one man in a million" understands fiat currency.  It's so strange as to be nearly incomprehensible.


In the national sense, all of the debt is backed by the American people's presumed pledge of "full faith and credit".  I.e., the national debt is backed by Americans' ability to go deeper into debt.




1)      If Americans run out of "credit," the national debt won't be paid and the dollar bill will become worthless. 


2)      Conversely, if the government defaults on the national debt, Americans' credit-and the US dollar-may disappear.  If government defaults, those who store their wealth in the form of paper dollars may suddenly be ruined.


* A  great significance-and danger-of our debt-based monetary system is that "one man's debt is another man's asset".  Because debt and assets are as intimately linked as the two sides of a single coin, if one disappears, so does the other.


If I "borrow" $100,000, I sign a note (promise to pay) for $100,000.  My mere promise creates the $100,000 in currency


If I sign a $100,000 note (intangible promise to pay), whoever holds that note treats it as if it were a tangible asset like gold or silver.  If you ask the holder, he'll tell you that he has $100,000 in wealth because he has a piece of paper with my signature on it.  


The only thing that makes that paper valuable is my signature and promise to pay.  But if I can't keep my promise, the man holding the note (paper debt instrument) will lose his $100,000.


There's no surprise in that.  No news.  It's been common knowledge for thousands of years that if the borrower defaults on his loan, the lender loses his assets.


But if a borrower defaults on his loan in a debt-based monetary system, something largely unrecognized also occurs.  Currency disappears out of the economy.  Default makes currency cease to exist.


For example, if I default on my $100,000 debt, I destroy the value of the $100,000 note (paper debt instrument) that memorialized that debt.  If I default, my $100,000 note becomes worthless and the man who thought his piece of paper was a $100,000 asset will lose $100,000.  


In a debt-based monetary system, bankruptcy doesn't just wipe out the debtor's debts, it also wipes out the creditor's correlative assets.


*  This destruction of assets wouldn't happen if we had a gold- or silver-based monetary system.


I.e., in a gold or silver-based monetary system, if I borrowed 74 ounces of gold (about $100,000 worth at current prices) and I went bankrupt, I couldn't repay the 74 ounces in gold.  Whatever paper debt instrument memorialized my debt to my creditor would become worthless.  But the 74 ounces ($100,000 worth) of gold would still remain in the hands of multiple people within the economy.  I would've borrowed the gold and spent the gold.  I might not have any more gold.  My creditor might never cover the gold he loaned me.  But the gold I'd borrowed would still exist.


Suppose I borrowed 74 ounces to start a new business but became infatuated with a topless dancer at the "Gentlemen's Club".  Suppose I gave all of the gold to her, and she gave it to her boyfriend or pimp.  No matter.  That gold would still be available and circulating in the economy.


 Maybe the dancer used it to purchase a new car or for a down payment on a house.  The car dealer would have some of the gold and might spend it on a new flat-screen TV.  The real estate agent would have some of gold to spend on groceries or a new car.  The gold would still exist and be available as a medium of exchange within the economy.


 I'd lose the 74 ounces of gold for playing the fool with the stripper.  The banker would lose his 74 ounces of gold for being fool enough to lend to me.   I'd be damaged by the loss; my creditor would be damaged; but the economy would not be damaged because the gold did not disappear-it merely changed hands from the greater fools to the lessor (or even to the wise).


*  With a debt-based monetary system, that's not so.  


If I "borrow" $100,000 in fiat currency (promises to pay) from a bank, the bank doesn't reach into the vault and hand me one thousand $100 bills.  The bank gives me a check for $100,000.  Where'd that $100,000 come from?  It came from meI created that $100,000 when I signed the note and promised to repay the $100,000 that I allegedly borrowed".  I "spun" that $100,000 "out of thin" air with my mere promise to pay.  Get that?  The bank didn't create the $100,000 I borrowed.  The Federal Reserve didn't create the $100,000 I borrowed.  I created that $100,000 with my promise to pay (note).


And then I "borrowed" the same $100,000 that I had initially created.


Is this a great monetary system or what?!


Of course, if any borrower looked at the system too closely, he might not only wonder why he should be obligated to repay a loan of currency that he created.  He might even wonderwhy he should pay interest on the loan of the currency that he created.

But, as Henry Ford once observed,


"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."


So, let's not look the gift horse of bank loans in the mouth too closely.  Let's just be thankful that we live in a debt-based monetary system where each of us can "spin currency out of thin air" to the limit of our credit rating.  In that system, those few Americans who understand currency and know how to "work" this system can get fabulously wealthy without really "working".


*  My fundamental argument is that a primary difference between a gold-based monetary system and debt-based monetary system is the virtual indestructability of money in the gold-based system versus the potential destruction of currency in a debt-based monetary system. 


In a debt-based monetary system (which we have now), if I default on my $100,000 loan, my $100,000 note becomes worthless, my creditor loses $100,000, but so does the economy.  The $100,000 disappears from the money supply.  Result?  The economy also loses $100,000. The economy's money supply falls by $100,000 and tends to push the currency towards deflation and the economy towards depression.

If I'm the only one who defaults on his loan, the impact on the economy is trivial.  But if millions of Americans simultaneously default on, say, their mortgages, the currency supply can be reduced by hundreds of billions of dollars.  The result could be economic collapse.


*  Curiouser and curiouser.  Fractional reserve banking the temptation and the dangers a debt-based monetary system.  If I signed a $100,000 note, the banking system can use that note as collateral to lend up to ten times the face value of my note ($1 million total) to other borrowers.  That's a great system for leveraging some assets into many paper assets . . . so long as the vast majority of borrowers can pay their debts.


But if one or more of the borrowers goes broke and can no longer pay his debts (promises to pay), the same 10:1 leverage that made everyone rich when the economy was booming, can turn against us and make everyone poor when the economy declines. 


I.e., if I default, my $100,000 note becomes worthless.  If that note's been used as collateral, the bank may have to "call in" up to $1 million in loans based on my failed note.   


Now the economy is in big trouble.  My failure to repay $100,000 might cause the economy to lose an additional $1 million


*  The "leveraged" decline that might occur if there were a widespread default on loans (as happened with home mortgages back around A.D. 2007) may explain why the federal government and Federal Reserve distributed most of their Quantitative Easing monetary "stimulus" to banks.  If the banks had to call in $1 million in consumer loans every time a $100,000 mortgage went into default, that fractional reserve "leverage" might've cascaded into an economic collapse. 


But if the government and/or Federal Reserve could "inject" enough extra currency into the banks to offset the losses attributed to mortgage defaults, they might be able to stop that leveraged collapse. 


For example, if the banks had used my $100,000 note as collateral to justify lending an additional $1 million, but I failed to pay my $100,000 note, the banks might have to call in some or all of the additional $1 million they'd loaned.  If enough people defaulted on their mortgages, the leveraged impact on the economy might be devastating. 


But if the government and/or Federal Reserve could give the bankers $100,000 in new notes for every $100,000 mortgage note that defaulted, the adverse leveraged effects could be mitigated and perhaps even eliminated.  If the banks found a new $100,000 to substitute for the $100,000 note that defaulted, the banks wouldn't have to call in some or all of the $1 million they might've loaned.  The economy would be saved and "Helicopter" Ben Bernanke and "Whirlybird" Janet Yellen would be our heroes.  

This hypothesis seems consistentwith the fact that the banks, after receiving several trillion dollars from the government and/or Federal Reserve as QE "stimulus," only loaned a small percentage of that currency into the economy.  Instead of lending, they kept most of that "stimulus" in their vaults.  Holding the QE currency in their vaults is consistentwith the idea that the banks needed to keep those QE trillions as substitute collateral to replace the former "collateral" (mortgage notes) that had failed.  


If so, the trillions in QE "stimulus" didn't "stimulate" the economy to go faster with new loans to the American people-but it did "stimulate" the economy by preventing trillions of dollars in preexisting consumer (and other) loans from being called in because they were no longer justified by mortgage note "collateral". 


Perhaps, the QE stimulus didn't stimulate the economy to grow faster with new loans-it stimulated the economy to not collapse based on the default of previous loans.


*  A fantastic potential for leveraged gains is possible with fractional reserve  banking.  The more we borrow, the more collateral we create, and the more currency we can borrow.   Every paper debt instrument can be used as collateral to justify creating more loans, more collateral and, again, more loans. 


In a debt-based monetary system, the faster and deeper we went into debt, the richer we could become.   That sounds crazy, but who cares so long as the system is making us richer and richer?


Unfortunately, those who live by a fractional reserve banking system can also die by fractional reserve banking.   The same fractional-reserve leverage that can generate a fortune when times are good, can cause a sudden and devastating collapse when times are bad.


*  In the event of a depression in a debt-based monetary system, the wealth that stored in the form of currency isn't merely transferred from the fools to the wise-it's destroyed and ceases to exist. 


How can that be?


Easy.  There are no "wise" in a debt-based monetary system-only fools and the greedy.


Once that fiat wealth is destroyed by individual bankruptcies and national economic depression, where will we find the capital to rebuild after the depression ends?  


If we go into a depression in a gold-based monetary system, when the depression ends, the gold is still available as capital and collateral to rebuild the economy.  If we go into a depression in a debt-based monetary system, when the depression ends, there'll be little or no currency remaining to use as capital/collateral to rebuild the economy.  How do we rebuild an economy once the currency fails and disappears?


*  Finally, the previous analysis may be grossly mistaken.  But I warned you from the beginning that this article was speculative.


Besides, if Keynes was right no more than one man in a million truly understands the concept of currency, which man in a million has sufficient knowledge to declare that my analysis was wrong?


One of the consequences of a debt-based  monetary system is that virtually no one fully understands the subject.  Therefore any analysis (no matter how fantastic) might be right and almost no one knows enough to declare an analysis is wrong.   

Welcome to the world of debt-based monetary sorcery.  Now you see it-now your don't. 

News in Brief



The American jobs recovery seems to have finally hit its stride???????


The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.


Job growth was revised higher for both May and April.


Taken altogether, that means employers added 1.4 million jobs in the first six months of the year.


That's the strongest six months for job growth since 2006.


Can you really compare 2006 with today?  How can anyone believe the numbers?


Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is now 6.1%, down from 6.3% in May.


As of June,  3 million Americans were unemployed for six months or longer.  Hourly wages rose 0.2% and are up 2% in the past 12 months, but that may not be enough to keep up with rising prices.


Meanwhile, many workers reported getting part-time jobs in June, the number of full-time workers declined. As of June, about 7.5 million Americans said they were stuck in part-time jobs even though they would prefer to work full-time



Germany's BMW to invest $1 billion in new luxury car factory in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Germany's BMW says it will invest $1 billion to build a new luxury car factory in northern Mexico. BMW board member Harald Kruger says the plant in the northern state of San Luis Potosi and will have the capacity to make 150,000 cars per year. Kruger made the announcement Thursday in Mexico City, accompanied by President Enrique Pena Nieto. He says BMW has 28 factories in 13 countries. The announcement comes a week after automakers Daimler and Renault-Nissan said they would invest $1.6 billion in a factory to make premium compact cars in Mexico.

European Central Bank to publish minutes in bid for transparency as it vows to support economy

The European Central Bank is overhauling the way it sets monetary policy, saying it will hold fewer meetings and publish minutes on its deliberations - a bid to be more transparent as it vows to keep supporting the economy by any means available. After the bank decided to keep its interest rates on hold Thursday, President Mario Draghi told a press briefing the ECB remain committed to take more action to the 18-country eurozone grow faster and emerge from a period of dangerously low inflation. To help investors understand the ECB's thinking behind such decisions, Draghi said that, starting in January, minutes will be published, a move that brings the bank in line with other major central banks. Some investors had asked for greater transparency from the ECB over the past few years, when uncertainty was high in markets amid the financial crisis.

The oldest genuine Paul Harvey version of this piece  found so far appeared in his newspaper column in 1964:

If I Were the Devil


If I were the Prince of Darkness I would want to engulf the whole earth in darkness.


I'd have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree.


So I should set about however necessary, to take over the United States.


I would begin with a campaign of whispers.


With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whispers to you as I whispered to Eve, "Do as you please."


To the young I would whisper "The Bible is a myth." I would convince them that "man created God," instead of the other way around. I would confide that "what is bad is good and what is good is square."


In the ears of the young married I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be "extreme" in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct.


And the old I would teach to pray - to say after me - "Our father which are in Washington."


Then I'd get organized.


I'd educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull, uninteresting.


I'd threaten TV with dirtier movies, and vice-versa.


I'd infiltrate unions and urge more loafing, less work. Idle hands usually work for me.


I'd peddle narcotics to whom I could, I'd sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction, I'd tranquilize the rest with pills.


If I were the Devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions; let those run wild.


I'd designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts and I'd get preachers to say, "She's right."


With flattery and promises of power I would get the courts to vote against God and in favor of pornography.


Thus I would evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, then from the Houses of Congress.


Then in his own churches I'd substitute psychology for religion and deify science.


If I were Satan I'd make the symbol of Easter an egg


And the symbol of Christmas a bottle.


If I were the Devil I'd take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. Then my police state would force everybody back to work.


Then I would separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines and objectors in slave-labor camps.


If I were Satan I'd just keep doing what I'm doing and the whole world go to hell as sure as the Devil.




ISM: U.S. Manufacturing Index Inches Down to 55.3 In June

The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its headline manufacturing index edged slightly lower to 55.3 in June from 55.4 in May.

The figure came in below various consensus estimates compiled by news organizations, which were for the index to be somewhere around 55.6 to 55.9.

Readings above 50 in such diffusion indexes are seen as a sign of economic growth, and vice-versa. The farther an indicator is above or below 50, the greater or smaller the rate of change.

The ISM said the index has now indicated expansion in the manufacturing sector for 13 consecutive months.

The New Orders Index registered 58.9, up from a 56.9 reading in May, indicating growth in new orders for the 13th consecutive month, ISM said. The Production Index registered 60.0, down from the May reading of 61.0.

Of 18 manufacturing industries, the ISM said, 15 reported growth in June in the following order: furniture and related products; nonmetallic mineral products; food, beverage and tobacco products; machinery; fabricated metal products; computer and electronics; transportation equipment; miscellaneous manufacturing; electrical equipment, appliances and components; apparel, leather and allied products; wood products; printing and related support activities; petroleum and coal products; primary metals; and paper products.

The three industries reporting contraction in June were textile mills, chemical products and plastics and rubber products.


Hungary to build its part of Gazprom's South Stream gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Hungary says it will go ahead and build its part of Gazprom's South Stream gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine to supply Europe, despite U.S. and EU objections to the project. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday in Serbia that "those who say we shouldn't build South Stream should make an alternative proposal about how we could live without energy." Orban added that "we are going to build the South Stream." His comments underscore divisions within the EU over the trans-European pipeline. The standoff over Ukraine has renewed calls for the 28-nation bloc to rethink its energy policies to make it less reliant on Russia. Bulgaria last month had to freeze its South Stream construction work under orders from EU Commission, which said the country breached EU competition rules.

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler's U.S. auto sales jumped 9 percent in June on strong sales of the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and other models.Chrysler sold just over 171,086 vehicles in the month. It was the company's strongest June since 2007, with gains for the Jeep, Ram, Dodge and Fiat brands. Chrysler likely beat the rest of the industry in June. Car buying site expected overall sales to be up 1 percent over last June to 1.4 million cars and trucks.

June sales are expected to have slowed slightly from May, which had more weekends and saw a boost from delayed sales after the long winter. But the pace was still strong, TrueCar said.

Based on June sales, auto data firm LMC Automotive raised its full-year U.S. sales forecast from 16.1 million to 16.2 million.



Argentina nears default....again

(AP:BUENOS AIRES, Argentina) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)

-   Argentina will likely miss a bond payment on Monday that risks sending it into a catastrophic default.

-   Argentina owes an interest payment to the majority of its creditors, but the government has a 30-day grace period after Monday to avoid going into its second default in 13 years.

-   The U.S. Supreme Court recently turned down Argentina's attempt to block a lower court ruling that it must pay hedge funds that own bonds left over from its record $100 billion default in 2001.

-   President Cristina Fernandez has long refused to negotiate with the plaintiffs led by New York billionaire Paul Singer's NML Capital Ltd., who spent more than a decade litigating for payment in full rather than agreeing to provide Argentina with debt relief.



Federal officials: US Bank settles complaint over mortgage lending problems for $200 million

(AP:CLEVELAND) CLEVELAND (AP) - Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank National Association has agreed to pay $200 million to settle allegations that it failed to check on the credit-worthiness of thousands of applicants when it issued government-insured mortgage loans between 2006 and 2011.The U.S. attorney's office for northern Ohio announced the settlement Monday.  A statement of facts included with the settlement agreement said the bank also failed to properly audit its portfolio of insured loans to gauge its performance. The statement said the bank instead mixed those loans with noninsured loans in its report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.A company spokeswoman says in a statement that the bank cooperated with authorities and did not admit to wrongdoing.



General Motors recalls 8.4 million vehicles

General Motors announced recalls of more than 8.4 million vehicles worldwide, most of those for faulty ignition switches from 1997 0 2014 model years. 

The sum of vehicles recalled Monday amount to the company's largest single day of recalls this year. In addition to the ignition switch recalls, the automaker is recalling vehicles for faulty wiring and fasteners.


It expanded by $500 million to $1.2 billion the charge it will take for costs related to the recalls this quarter.


The company retained attorney Ken Feinberg to develop a victim compensation plan, which he outlined earlier Monday.

Trading in GM (GM) stock was halted prior to the announcement.



GM compensation expert says company places no limit on what he can pay ignition switch victims

WASHINGTON (AP) - The attorney overseeing General Motors' compensation to victims of small-car crashes says there's no limit to what the company will pay, provided the crashes were caused by faulty ignition switches. The tally could climb into billions of dollars. GM links 13 deaths to defective ignition switches in cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. But trial lawyers and lawmakers say hundreds of others could file claims of wrongful death and injury. Kenneth Feinberg, one of the country's top compensation experts, said Monday that GM has placed no cap on the total amount he can pay to injured people or relatives of those killed. And he alone - not GM - will decide how much they each will get, even though he is being paid by the company, which did not like some of the program's provisions.


Means they are willing to pay an unlimited amount of money to avoid courts...


Brand loyalty will keep them afloat.  Even stories of litigation, lost retirements, lost health care, yet they all still buy new GM.


Be ready for the blood, lies and set ups but Impeach Obama anyway




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Is Impeachment the way to go with Obama?

I have heard every concern, angle and position you can imagine on my show. Some share that we cannot impeach a President because he is not even eligible to be President. This would validate him as President by impeaching him. Others say that impeaching Obama before the 2014 election cycle would simply embolden the Democrat base to get out the vote and they would end up winning in 2014 and 2016. Rage and the race card would be fomented and millions more would vote who might have just stayed home in disgust.

The 'caution' crowd, and there are many of you, who say impeachment would ruin everything and insure our loss in both elections, say the plan should be to let the next President, hopefully a conservative patriot and a conservative House and Senate follow up somehow with a formal investigation and charges.

What about delaying action?

This would surely be banking way into the future, putting our courage on a plate and flinging it as far as we could throw away from any heat or fight we are in right now. All these delays and beliefs will make things right in the future? We think we, as American grasshoppers we cannot take on the Obama and progressive giants in the land? Fear and caution to face the enemy has caused huge losses before. Numbers: 13:33 "And we were in our own site as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight." The Israelites saw the giants in Canaan and were terrified because they viewed themselves as so small, not because the giants were so big.

So what will it be? We are in the fight of our lives but we are loved by our Lord, not just worms or grasshoppers. Let us act like it then and stand up tall in the face of Obama and his rampant evil and crimes. Regardless of the upcoming wars and name calling schemes that have never gone away, we must impeach and convict him. Regardless of other crimes, avoidance games and fomented persecution complexes that the media lifts up, we must impeach and convict him.

Republicans, Democrats and other political flavors can argue over the endless issues we fight about another time. This is not about liberal and conservative, women's rights or gay rights. Do you get it yet? This is about a tyrannical and lying dictator shredding all of our freedoms, forcing us to have his version of compromised health care or we are all punished. This is about a president breaking every law he can, bypassing congress through regulations and executive orders and punishing his enemies at every turn.

This is about a President who uses the NSA as his SS to listen in on our phone calls and Internet action, while using his IRS to smear and attack his enemies even further. BLM, EPA, NSA, IRS...all branches Government are weapons to Obama.

This is a President who hates law, America, our Constitution and the God of the Holy Bible. His actions enforce that in every way from the beginning of his bogus rule. Never listen to Obama's smooth-tongued words; they are always lies and manipulations in the spirit of Adolph Hitler.

It is time to risk and stand up all the way. Impeach and convict Obama and start the process before the 2014 election, but be smart, knowing what will come. Be ahead of the media message and make it clear to all why you are impeaching and why that is so crucial to us all. I cannot believe no matter who Obama thinks he owns and controls that all Blacks, Hispanics, gay folks and women will vote for anything attached to his lying, un American, high taxation and punishing agenda.   Keep ahead of the media message on a weekly and large basis. Don't react - act.

Republicans and conservatives are hardly the choice many of you would have picked to help save our country and freedom. Is there any other item for sale in the store that we can get? No, there is not. We must have a complete shift to conservative in the House, Senate and then White House to save the patient - The United States of America.

The progressive-democrats and Obama have done nothing but betray our freedoms, laws, Constitution and crush our reputation. We must clean house with a formal impeachment, then get enough Senators voted in to convict him. Let him cry and play the race card. Let him cry persecution and call names. That is all he and the progressives do anyway. Impeach and Convict.

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If you were born in the 1960's or earlier, chances are you were exposed to a sitcom TV show called Get Smart (Maxwell Smart was the bumbling detective). The show aired from 1965 to 1970. One of the famous quotes from lead character, Maxwell Smart, was "Sorry about that, Chief", which is equivalent to today's expression, "My bad."  Other quotes from the show were; "Missed it by that much" and "Would you believe..." When I was in college back in the 80's there was a whole group of college kids that were catching Get Smart on reruns (no Netflix then), and were huge fans of the show. Obviously the show did not improve the IQ of viewers but there are nutrients which we can tap into and improve our brain function to really GET SMART.



Scientists have been documenting the human brain and mapping its function for decades. Scientists estimate that the human brain has more than 100 billion neurons and over a trillion synapse connections. The use of 3D scans has helped researchers understand a little more about the complexities of the brain. Sections of the brain have been identified where memory is stored, where our vision and hearing is processed, where the learning center is etc. They have even found differences in the characteristics of brains from famous folks like Einstein and musicians. People who play musical instruments tend to be better at math. Behavioral studies suggest that listening to classical music is said to improve the comprehension of math and it also makes people send more money when shopping in stores. Autopsies of brains showed that musicians and mathematicians seem to use a similar area of the brain and it is larger. It is called the corpus callosum (right motor cortex) and if children start early to be a musician (before the age of 7) they develop this region of the brain and will develop what is called "the musician's pump." There are a particular column of neurons form a network in the mammalian cortex comprised of trions and offer particular firing patterns and excite the areas of the brain where memory and higher brain function is located. Mathematicians have a similar network. However, not all mathematicians are musicians and not all musicians are mathematicians. They just use a similar area of the brain and it explains why math may easily be learned by music students. An interesting fact research has stated is that learning music improves blood flow to the left side of brain and helps the brain to predict or jump ahead a few steps to foresee an outcome.



The brain of Einstein was examined and found significant differences in his cortex that connects both halves of the brain. They noticed that he also had "the musician's pump" in an area of the brain called the posteria fossa. Towards the back of the brain there is a bone formation in the skull that is called "the knowledge bone" and just above that is an area called the teritorial notch. Musicians will have a distinct pump pattern to their brain in this location and Einstein also had it. Einstein learned to play the violin as a child and he often played it when he was stuck solving a mathematical problem. The question could be asked, would Einstein have been as brilliant as he was at math if he had not learned to play music?  



Many cognitive experts think of the human brain as a tree with many branches extending out. Like any living thing the brain needs watering in the form of stimulation and nutrition. Some foods can excite the brain's activity and some foods can anesthetize it. Likewise there are some potent herbs that help improve blood flow and oxygen to the brain delivering the nutrition brain cells need. Don't forget that your eyes are real cozy with the brain and what you feed the brain will also feed your eyes. 



The first thing people think of to improve brain function is to improve memory. Often the herb ginkgo is mentioned to improve cognitive function. It is an excellent herb but it must be used with herbs to help get the ginkgo nutrition to the brain and that requires circulatory herbs; cayenne, ginger and rosemary. The circulatory herbs are also known to reduce stress and can help protect the "ole noodle" from toxicity. Foods to strengthen and repair the nerve pathways of the brain and central nervous system are rich in plant protein such as chlorella and spirulina. Spinach and beet root help secure blood flow to the brain and deliver more oxygen to starving brain cells. Make sure your foods and herbal supplements are organic whole foods for the best and safest nutrition. Your brain requires a lot of energy throughout the day and if we don't maintain the required energy this causes mental stress and exhaustion. Many look to the fast fix of caffeine and sugar when they experience mental sluggishness, but the assistance caffeine gives is short lived and causes a dramatic drop in energy a short time later. Avoiding too much caffeine and sugar will also help protect the brain's neurotransmitters.



Instead of the caffeine there are foods that supply the necessary energy the brain needs and without the let down coffee and soda give. Fruit contains what are called "long chain" sugar molecules that our body breaks down gradually offering a time-release of energy to the brain. Fruit with whole grain cereal for breakfast will offer an excellent source of long-term brain energy. For lunch, salads offer much of the same energy fruits offer to the brain. Add some hardboiled egg to the salad it offers extra brain protein. Why egg? Research has shown that egg yolk contains choline (a proven brain power booster). It speeds up the signals sent by the nerve cells in the brain. Beverages at lunch could be green tea known to relax the brain and reduce stress hormones and increases mental alertness.



High energy protein foods stimulate the brain and some foods like carbohydrates subdue brain function and make us mentally sluggish. Fast food is a high-carbohydrate meal and makes you feel sleepy afterwards.  Protein foods can counteract the coma-induced sluggishness from carbo meals. The sleepy reaction we get from high carbo meals is the norm but there are individuals that have the opposite reaction. For instance, those who experience PMS, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or nicotine withdrawal are sometimes able to eat carbohydrates and this will stimulate their brain. Sugar is another snooze food for the brain. It is best to avoid the sugary carbohydrates for breakfast if you want to be alert. High fat foods are also going to make the brain sluggish. The best bet for protein foods will be lean meats (turkey) and seafood. If you add just 10% protein in your meal it will help reduce the sluggish feeling. If you're not a meat eater try the Spirulina and Chlorella for plant protein.



There is a list of foods that supply the brain with enough energy to run all day. On this list are fruits and nuts. According to Dr. James Penland of the Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center, fruit and nuts contain boron (a mineral), which stimulates the electrical activity of the brain. If you are low on this trace mineral, your brain will operate at lower capacity, producing fewer alpha waves, won't be as alert and you'll feel drowsy. Apparently our brains are super sensitive to even the slightest change in diet or depletion of just 3 milligrams of trace minerals. You will find boron in; nuts, seeds, legumes, peaches, apples, pears, grapes, leafy vegetables and broccoli. If you eat four ounces of peanuts, it provides almost 3 milligrams of boron.



Apparently our brain and immune system are connected. In 2003, a team of scientists from Stanford University were studying how the developing brain establishes the final connections (synapses) for the nervous system to be able to communicate with other (non-neural) cells. They were identifying the genes involved in the process when they unexpectedly found a gene for a protein connected to the immune system. This made them ask, "What is an immune system molecule doing in the brain?" It was a stunning discovery. According to Dr. Ben Barres, a neurobiologist involved in the study, he says our body is under immune system surveillance constantly. This research confirmed similar findings from a 1998 study out of Harvard University, which also reported that immune system proteins are present on the surface of nerve cells in the brain. The immune system molecules located in the brain do not scout for germs as in the rest of the body, but they influence the strength of signals being sent between brain neurons. This discovery could one day explain more about Alzheimer's, autism and other neurological diseases.



If you've beefed up your diet with the essential minerals and you still have a poor memory or a sluggish feeling - then go fishing. Research points to a lack of zinc contributing to memory problems and feeling sleepy. Dr. Harold Sandstead at the University of Texas Medical Branch found that when the brain does not get enough zinc we sacrifice sensory motor skills, our memory and being able to concentrate. Experts warn that zinc supplements are not necessary and that you can get the required amount of natural zinc in seafood such as perch, anchovies, herring and various shellfish. Your whole grains, dark-meat turkey and legumes also contain zinc.



We can't underestimate the power of God's herbs in assisting the human brain. Apothecary Herbs has many herbal products that can help boost brain function and efficiency. You'll find lots of boron in the Calcium liquid and the Brain Concentrate formula contains the ginkgo with the circulatory herbs. You'll find the Spirulina and Chlorella in the Body Foundation Food Mix. Ginger Root tincture will power up circulation to the brain and the smaller capillaries. And they have several immune boosting formulas to empower your brain and immune system. So, GET SMART and call Apothecary Herbs toll free 866-229-3663, International 704-885-0277 online If you're serious about herbs you NEED Apothecary Herbs.






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Apothecary Herbs is introducing their version of the HMO (Herb Medicine Options). Unlike insurance companies, our HMO is not about drugs, co-pays and deductibles. Our HMO is about a healthy lifestyle without drug dependency. Our HMO members are savvy and can often take advantage of the HMO discounts. There are no member fees and you can simply request to sign up by emailing or calling Apothecary Herbs or 866-229-3663, International 704-885-0277.  Current members can take advantage of discounts. I like discount coupons but they tend to expire. HMO members you can use your discount when they want.   

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"NEW" from Apothecary Herbs POWER GREENS FOR PETS - Keeps you away from the vet.  Natural herbs for dogs and cats. Because we want organic pets

Power Greens is a blend of organic plants and natural herbs containing vitamins, minerals and 22 amino acids found naturally in these whole-food plants. Easy to digest with healthy digestion enzymes. You will notice the vibrant color of the greens and other ingredients in Power Greens for Pets because it is made with certified organic herbs grown to Tilth Standards (the highest organic standards in the industry). Compared to Dinovite®, Power Greens for Pets is made with superior grade ingredients and will produce much faster and better results in the health of your pet. No need for large scoops of our Power Greens for Pets to get results. Depending on the size of your pet 1/2 teaspoon to one tablespoon is all you'll need. Your pet will be healthier and you'll save money. For more info call 866-229-3663


MORE HERB SECRETS IN THE POWER HERBS e-BOOK. By popular demand The Power Herbs e-book is available with symptom/herb reference guide, information on organ cleansing and how to make your own herbal tinctures plus a whole lot more. Go to and click on Books. You must have email to order and receive the e-book a PDF version of The Power Herb book for just $14.99. At this time, we do not offer this title in hard copy.



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Pure energy is organic and instantly absorbed - transporting nutrition to every cell in your body. It is a super food for the body to repair, build and fortify itself. Where do you get it? It's called Body Foundation Food Mix and is at Apothecary Herbs 866-229-3663, International 704-885-0277 This pure energy food source is so efficient; you won't feel hungry between meals and can safely lose weight.



Apothecary Herbs has released a new product called Liver Detox Tea. You can layer this tea with Milk Thistle Tincture for a gentle yet effective liver cleanse. This is a nice option if you can't do the Liver/Gall Bladder Flush using olive oil. You will find this new product under Herbal Teas at Also new is the Liver & Gall Bladder Tincture with dandelion root for more anticancer protection. This formula is available in 1 oz, 2 oz and 4 oz sizes. You will find this item under Organ Body Cleanses at You can layer this tincture with the Liver Detox Tea and be well!



Being prepared is never a waste of time. Get your own organic garden growing and stock as much healthy foodstuffs as you can. You'll also need backup medicine but the over-the-counter and prescription medicines have a limited shelf life of two years or less. However, your organic medicines have a ten year shelf life without side effects. Call the folks at Apothecary Herbs for their Natural Medicine Starter Stock-up Package or make sure you get one of their many herb kits for boosting immune system and protecting you from viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. Call Apothecary Herbs 866-229-3663, International 704-885-0277 online, where your healthcare options just became endless.



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You already know that you can save on the half and full case discounts in the Vitamin Vault area at Apothecary Herbs has added a new item called the Natural Medicine Starter Stock-up Package. This package is designed for those preparing for their medical future and contains immune boosting, pain & inflammation, organ cleanses, vitamin, mineral, amino acid and protein products plus a Pandemic Kit and it comes with a savings. Visit or call toll free to order your Starter Stock-up Package 866-229-3663, International 704-885-0277.  


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