By Russell D. Longcore
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The Nation: I’m leading off tonight with a very unusual offer. Matthew Bracken has written a trilogy of fiction novels in the Tom Clancy- Jason Bourne genre. His first book is entitled “Enemies, Foreign and Domestic.” I read it and could not put the book down. They are set in today’s America after the DC crowd has completed the takeover of America, just a few years forward. The two other novels continue the story of the first book and are page-turners, just like the first. If you want to learn about these books, go to Amazon and look them up. But Matthew wants to create a “Psyop”(psychological operation) in the USA with his first book. He’s calling it “Operation EFAD.” His plan is to give the book away FOR FREE as a Kindle download for FIVE DAYS ONLY beginning March 1, 2012. He will give this book to anyone who has a Kindle or a Kindle app on their PC or smart phone. Matthew is planning to make a hyper-viral event to draw attention to the way Washington is aggressively moving on Constitution-loving, gun-toting Liberty-minded Patriots. I strongly urge you to get involved. Get your downloaded copy of the book at Amazon.com. But more importantly, call, write or email everybody you know that believes the way we do and tell them about this FREE book. Be a part of this stunning spike in Kindle downloads and help fight tyranny.
The Nation II: The US Postal Service has announced that they will slash over 35,000 jobs in an effort to cut costs and balance their budgets. The also plan to close 223 of 461 mail-processing facilities across the nation. But even if the Postal Service shrunk back to Monday-Wednesday-Friday service, it won’t save enough money to fund their pension obligations. Just this year, they have a $5 Billion obligation they can’t pay. This is a sunset industry that is getting hammered by the Internet. DC should sell off mail service and allow the “free market” to determine how mail gets from one place to another. And of course they won’t.
International I: One of the terms of the European Union deal to bail out Greece is a clause that allows the lenders to confiscate Greece’s gold bullion holdings of 111.6 tons of gold. This completes the rape of Greece. Even if Greece wanted to leave the Euro and return to the drachma as their money, without gold it’s impossible. Unless they just want to roll out some paper money of their own with nothing behind it. Oh, wait…that’s the Euro.
International II: Why doesn’t Iran just buy a nuclear weapon? They are catching all kinds of shyt from the West about engineering a nuke even though there is no evidence whatsoever that Iran is developing 90% enriched uranium. But there are thousands of nuclear weapons floating around the world, most from the old inventory of the USSR. I cannot believe that a few million in gold could not bring a few missiles to Persia. Russia could put a few missiles and mobile launchers on barges and float them down the Caspian Sea to an Iranian port. Once Iran actually had the nukes, the crap from Washington and Tel Aviv would end. Bullies don’t pick fights with those who can kick their ass. But this ain’t about nukes. This is about stopping or slowing down the disconnection of the dollar as the world reserve currency.
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Business: This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 13,000 on Thursday, closing that day at 12,984.69. All the news shows and cable TV business networks are singing “Happy Days Are Here Again.” The TRUTH is that the central banks have flooded the world with trillions of dollars of counterfeit currency. And when supply goes up, value goes down. This is called “inflation,” my friends. The metrics of profit and loss are not changing. This is the worldwide economic bubble that is going to burst soon.
Economy: The number of actual new unemployment claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 345,216 in the week ending February 18th. The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending February 4 was 7,502,791. It is not possible to calculate all of the people who have maxed out their benefits and dropped out of the system. They aren’t counted anymore but the are still just as unemployed.
Sports: Jeremy Lin’s story continues, although not as shiny as last week. Anthony Federico, a writer at ESPN, wrote a script that was read on air by Max Bretos. In the text, Federico used the old, very well-used and well-known phrase “a chink in the armor.” He was trying to describe the process of finding Lin’s weaknesses if any. In case some of you don’t know, the word “chink” is a derisive name for a person of Chinese descent. Anyway, the brass as ESPN went f-ing crazy about the word, fired the writer and suspended the anchor for 30 days. This features yet again how political correctness in America is practiced. A guy makes a legitimate mistake and it costs him his job. Federico made a sober apology. When Lin was told about this travesty of justice, he did nothing to protest Federico’s firing over an honest mistake. In Thursday night’s Knicks game, Lin turned over the ball 9 times and cost the team the game. But nobody fired his ass. So much for Lin’s Christianity being lived out daily.
Entertainment: Someone who attended Whitney Houston’s funeral or wake snapped photos of the late pop music icon as she lay in her shiny casket. One of the photos made the cover of the National Enquirer. The entertainment shows’ hosts are all horrified, and estimate that the person who took the photo got paid mid-six-figures for the shot. All I can say is…that’s free enterprise!!
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