Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is celebrated throughout most of the world and means many things to many people. It has nothing to do with religious beliefs or political events or some famous person’s birthday.  Mother’s Day is simply a day to give thanks to all the Mother’s in the world and should be recognized by everyone that was ever born.  We would not be here if it wasn’t for our Mother, she gave us the greatest gift of all, LIFE.  For me, Mother’s Day is a time to remember all that my Mother has done for me, all the sacrifices she has made for me and all the times she was there for me.  There is only one person that you call your Mother, no one can ever replace her and no one will ever love you like she does.  When you fall, she picks you up, when you cry she wants to know why, when you laugh she laughs with you, when you need someone to talk to, she will open her ears and heart and be there for you.  Our Mother is the most important person in our lives and the most influential.  However, not all Mother’s are perfect, they are human and do make mistakes which is why we must watch over them as they have watched over us to make sure they know we are there for them too.  Mother’s Day is also a day to remind us to let our Mothers know how important they are to us.  We sometimes get caught up in our daily routine and forget that she’s waiting for us to call or contact her just to hear us say “I love you Mom”.  Here is a poem I found that made me smile and I’d like to share it with you:

A Poem for Mothers, and Mine

The love of a mother is beyond compare
One who dearly loves and is always there
From scraped kneesMothers Day
To falls from trees
A mother cares for all
From “I told you so”
To “That’s a no-no! ”
A mother answers the call
Mothers cook, mothers clean, some even work a job
Even with all their strength, a mother still knows how to sob
Mothers should be honored for all they have done
Every day of the year, not just one
There is nothing better than a mother’s love
For her time on this earth thank God above
A mother’s love endures forever
Its unbreakable bonds no on can sever
No matter how much I have grown
My mother’s love is always shown
She has become a mentor and a guide
Within her always I am able to confide
No better payment for her I can find
Then to love her with heart, and with mind
To the one who bore me; I share my emotion
To the one who raised me; Absolute devotion
To this woman I express my joy
You will always be my “mommy” and I your “baby boy”

Whether your Mother is here in body or in spirit, please take time to show her how much you appreciate everything she has done for you.  Some of the best Mother’s Day gifts come from the heart, not the mall, and everyone can afford to give a gift from the heart.  The gift of LOVE is the best gift a person can receive from another, it’s a gift that lasts forever.  You are one of a kind and are very special to your Mother, on Mother’s Day, let your Mother know how special she is to YOU.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers out there, enjoy your special day.

Mother’s Day: May 13, 2012

– Eric White –

Blog Spammers

No Spam
It seems like as soon as something becomes a popular source of entertainment or communication or something that simply attracts a crowd, there’s always someone there to exploit that activity or trend for their own selfish personal reasons. Always someone trying to force something upon you that you didn’t ask for, you don’t want and that you have to spend time and money on to discard it. They try to cheat the system which ends up causing most people extra time out of their day to clean up the mess left behind by these spam trespassers. I will start by referring to postal “Junk Mail”, which should be considered the grandfather of spam. My mailbox seems to be full each and every day, yet I have chosen to go paperless with all my bills. I would guess that 90% of all Postal Mail is trashed before it’s even looked at. 90%…think about the resources it takes to deliver mail. There are trucks to haul the mail, people to sort the mail, people to deliver the mail and post offices to store the mail and the list goes on. Ask yourself this question….If the US Postal Service stopped delivering mail, how would that really affect you? You could pay your bills online, use email to send out holiday e-cards which won’t cost you $5.00 a piece, get your grocery coupons from the newspaper or online ads and now, you can even have your unemployment checks deposited directly to your bank account. I really can’t think of anything I receive in my mailbox that I couldn’t take care of faster, more securely and more efficiently by using another method or using the internet. Can you? Of course, that’s not the only type of mail that 90% of us discard without looking at. Email is another way people give you something you didn’t ask for, don’t want and that you have to spend time and money on to discard. Yes…money. You buy Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Firewalls and Anti-Spam software to prevent from receiving Email spam and to protect you when you do. At one of my previous jobs I was responsible for supporting and maintaining their Email server. I used to run reports that would state the amount of spam vs. non-spam email we were receiving on a daily basis. It was a small company, about 30 employees, yet, altogether, they received about 5,000 emails a day. Of those 5.000 emails, approximately 4.900 were flagged as spam, that’s 98% on average. That’s unbelievable. I’m confused as to why people don’t have a problem doing this to other people and to other businesses.  Doesn’t anyone care about how they affect the next guy….NO, NOT ANY MORE.

Now, since I’m new to writing blogs and publishing them, I’m starting to learn more and more about Blog Spammers.  There are companies that provide Blog Spamming services available all over the internet.  They will spam your blogs with phony comments which includes the URL of their customer’s website.  The link to their website creates what is called a “back link” and helps to drive their customer’s site up the organic search rankings, it does nothing for you.  Their comments will say things like, and I quote, “I’ve learn some just right stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how so much effort you put to make this sort of fantastic informative website” or “I am really impressed along with your writing skills and also with the structure on your weblog.  Can’t wait for your next post” or something along those lines that is intended to stroke your ego.  These blog spammers must think we’re all idiots…like we’re going to believe those were the thoughts of someone who really meant it.  I mean, you can tell the difference between a sincere comment  and one left by someone or some program that never read the post.  Again…there’s someone trying to force something upon you that you didn’t ask for, you don’t want and that you have to spend time and money on to discard.  In my opinion, spamming someone’s blog is like going to your neighbor and saying, “Hey Bob, in addition to Bob's front Yardmine and Ted’s front lawn,  I ‘m going to be using your front lawn to sell some stuff  because I want to make it appear that I have more stuff than I really have, or that I have a larger selection then I do, so more people will come and buy from me.  There’s nothing in it for you but you will have to clean up the trash the people leave behind on a daily basis.  And, I won’t tell you when I’m going to use your property, I will just do it when ever I please…hope you’re OK with that Bob, if not, who cares, nothing you can do about it”.  The only difference is that Bob knows who’s trespassing, victims of spam do not have that luxury.

Here are some facts about spam in general:

(a) Roughly 40 percent of all e-mail traffic in the United States is comprised of unsolicited commercial e-mail advertisements (hereafter spam) and industry experts predict that by the end of 2003 half of all e-mail traffic will be comprised of spam.

(b) The increase in spam is not only an annoyance but is also an increasing drain on corporate budgets and possibly a threat to the continued usefulness of the most successful tool of the computer age.

(c) Complaints from irate business and home-computer users regarding spam have skyrocketed, and polls have reported that 74 percent of respondents favor making mass spamming illegal and only 12 percent are opposed, and that 80 percent of respondents consider spam very annoying.

(d) According to Ferris Research Inc., a San Francisco consulting group, spam will cost United States organizations more than ten billion dollars ($10,000,000,000) this year, including lost productivity and the additional equipment, software, and manpower needed to combat the problem. California is 12 percent of the United States population with an emphasis on technology business, and it is therefore estimated that spam costs California organizations well over 1.2 billion dollars ($1,200,000,000).

(e) Like junk faxes, spam imposes a cost on users, using up valuable storage space in e-mail inboxes, as well as costly computer band width, and on networks and the computer servers that power them, and discourages people from using e-mail.

(f) Spam filters have not proven effective.

(g) Like traditional paper “junk” mail, spam can be annoying and waste time, but it also causes many additional problems because it is easy and inexpensive to create, but difficult and costly to eliminate.

(h) The “cost shifting” from deceptive spammers to Internet business and e-mail users has been likened to sending junk mail with postage due or making telemarketing calls to someone’s pay-per-minute cellular phone.

(i) Many spammers have become so adept at masking their tracks that they are rarely found, and are so technologically sophisticated that they can adjust their systems to counter special filters and other barriers against spam and can even electronically commandeer unprotected computers, turning them into spam-launching weapons of mass production.

(j) There is a need to regulate the advertisers who use spam, as well as the actual spammers, because the actual spammers can be difficult to track down due to some return addresses that show up on the display as “unknown” and many others being obvious fakes and they are often located offshore.

(k) The true beneficiaries of spam are the advertisers who benefit from the marketing derived from the advertisements.

(l) In addition, spam is responsible for virus proliferation that can cause tremendous damage both to individual computers and to business systems.

We as a society have become too complacent.  Instead of putting these trespassers out of business….we create a “Junk E-Mail” or “Spam” folder in our Email programs to accommodate them.  The only way to stop people from using spam as an advertising technique is to get them to care that their methods affects the bottom line of other businesses and is a nuisance  to society in general…instead of only caring about themselves and how they can use others to get ahead.

-E. White-

The Games Our Children Play

Video Games vs. Our ChildrenIt seems like every child these days has a Game Console or a Xbox, PlayStation or Wii and they love to play video games. Game consoles plug into your television and can even connect to your home’s internet router so games can be played in Multi-Player mode with other online gamers. Some games can be educational while others, particularly on the WII, promote exercise. However, the most popular games don’t provide your children with any educational or physical value. The most popular games are First Person Shooter (FPS) games like Call of Duty and Battlefield. Call of Duty has a series of FPS games for game consoles and there’s also a version for personal computers. The latest release is Call of Duty / Modern Warfare 3 which has sold over 50,000,000 copies to the gaming public. This game simulates war type scenarios and is very violent. I’m just wondering if parents that allow their children to play FPS and other violent video games are really aware of what effect this might cause to the future psyche if their children.

Let’s take a look at what we know and why you should be concerned:

  • Recent research has shown that connections between children playing violent video games can cause later aggressive behavioral problems.
  • FPS video games may become such a part of their lives that they may start to believe it’s real and they may want to combine their real life with their gaming life. Not good when their gaming life consist of killing people and blowing up things.
  • Research has also shown heavy gamers, which is four or more hours a day, put in less effort at school, have poorer reading skills, play less friendly with friends, have fewer hobbies and activities, and are more likely to be overweight.
  • The American Psychological Association says there are three major effects of playing violent video games, children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others, children may be more fearful of the world around them and children may be more likely to behave in aggressive or hurtful ways toward others.
  • The online gaming community in general is not a place for the weak or for gamers that lack skill. The sub-par gamer is often ridiculed and called names like noob (a derogatory term for new player), loser, names that question their sexuality, racial names and more during the course of a Multi-Player online game. This might create an inferiority complex with the child and make them start to believe they can’t accomplish real life tasks.

Watch the video of a child raging during a session of Call of Duty. My question is, where are his parents?
Warning: Contains strong language and content that may be disturbing.

More facts about real life tragedies that violent video games may have contributed too.

The Academy of Pediatrics says “More than one thousand scientific studies and reviews conclude that significant exposure to media violence increases the risk of aggressive behavior in certain children, desensitizes them to violence and makes them believe that the world is a ‘meaner and scarier’ place than it is.” If children begin to think that this type of violence is normal behavior these thoughts are often said to be difficult to change later on in life. This is similar to the studies of domestic violence where children who are exposed to violence either become offenders or victims because they believe that what they are exposed to is the norm. One instance that brought the worry of violence in media is the Columbine incident. The two young men that committed this act of violence were said to have played numerous hours of violent video games. Their exposure to violence is said to have been the cause since the children involved in Columbine came from secure home environments with active parental influence. As with Michael Carneal, from Kentucky, who in 1997 shot and killed three of his classmates. He too was also said to have been a video game fanatic. Michael Breen an attorney in the case against Michael Carneal stated in court; “Michael Carneal clipped off nine shots in a 10-second period. Eight of those shots were hits. Three were head and neck shots and were kills. That is way beyond the military standard for expert marksmanship. This was a kid who had never fired a pistol in his life, but because of his obsession with computer games he had turned himself into an expert marksman” (Ivory, 2003), (Hanson, 1999, p. 15). These two instances in a whole may be small evidence however, proves that violent media play a role in such violence.

Did you know that:

  • 99 percent of boys and 94 percent of girls ages 12 to 17 play computer, web, portable or console games?
  • More than 90 percent of kids play video games 30 minutes a day though boys spend twice as much time playing than girls.
  • In fact, video gaming is so widespread among American kids that studies show that nearly every teen plays games in some way, regardless of gender, age or economic status.

What can we do, as parents, to take control of this rapidly growing issue that has become the norm amongst our children?

  1. When your kids are young, choose video games for them. Look for games that don’t contain violence or stereotyping. Talk to other parents for advice and suggestions of good games. Always check the rating and content descriptors on a game before renting or buying it.
  2. Parents are often frustrated by how little they know about the games their children are playing. Sit down and play with your kids, particularly if they have a new game and you’re unsure of the content. (Be aware that games can become more violent as you play them longer, so be prepared to invest some time in playing a new game with them.). If they play online, make sure you sit in on a few sessions of their online play and who they are interacting with in Cyber-Space.
  3. If possible, have your computer or video game console in a public area of your house so you can closely monitor what your kids are playing.
  4. Talk to your kids from a young age about why you find certain video game content objectionable. Most teens will play video games with violent or sexist content from time to time, so it’s unrealistic to try to ban them outright at this age. However, if you talk to your teens, about why you find certain games offensive, they will respect your feelings, and hopefully they will carry your values with them even when they play games away from home.
  5. Encourage critical thinking. Discuss with kids how believable events or story lines in games would be if they happened in real life. Challenge stereotypes when you see them, and encourage your children to do the same.
  6. Do whatever is necessary to encourage and support your child’s participation in other activities such as boy / girl scouts or after school sports. If your child doesn’t seem to be interested in anything other than video games, try a tie-in to one of his or her favorite games. If your son prefers fantasy role-playing games, for example, you might encourage him to read books with fantasy themes.
  7. Limit the amount of time your child is allowed to play video games at home. 1 to 2 hours a day with 1 or 2 days of NO video games at all and 2 – 4 hours during the week-end seems reasonable. Also, talk to the parent’s of your children and find out if they are playing video games when they are away from home. Let them know of the video game restrictions you’ve imposed on your children.

More information on the effects of violent video games on our children:

-E. White-

The Truth About Sharks

Blue SharkSharks are often seen as dangerous man eating predators that should be feared and extinguished. Nothing could be further from the truth. Only a few sharks are dangerous to humans. Out of more than 360 species, only four have been involved in a significant number of fatal, unprovoked attacks on humans: the great white, tiger, oceanic white-tip and bull sharks. These sharks, being large, powerful predators, may sometimes attack and kill people, but all of these sharks have been filmed in open water, without the use of a protective cage. Also, most of the recorded attacks were due to the human being mistaken for prey and the shark was just doing what it’s survival instincts told it to do. Shark are our friends and should never be extinguished or hunted for sport. They are a vital component of our oceans, they feed on a wide variety of fish, shellfish and mammals. The oceans remain healthy because every organism in it is part of a complex food web. When any component of this web is removed the balance in the system is altered. Sharks are involved in several steps of this web including, feeding on the sick and dying, and feeding on larger animals such as whales, seals and tuna, which have few predators. Since the food web is very complex, it is almost impossible to predict exactly what might occur, but it is safe to say that with loss of an apex predator, there will be noticeable ramifications.

Here are a few myths about sharks that should be corrected:

Sharks are trash fish – No Way!White Shark
Sharks are a critical part of marine ecosystems, a source for knowledge to help the human condition and the basis of a valuable fishery. Sharks are the maintenance crew of the sea.

Sharks have poor vision – Erroneous!
Shark’s eyes, which are equipped to distinguish colors, employ a lens up to seven times as powerful as a human’s, and some shark species can detect a light that is as much as ten times dimmer than the dimmest light the average person can see.

All sharks have to swim constantly – Misconceived!
Some sharks can respire by pumping water over their gills through opening and closing their mouths while at rest on the bottom.Shark in Cave

The great white shark is a common, abundant species found off most beaches visited by humans – Guess Again!
Great whites are relatively uncommon large predators that prefer cooler waters. In some parts of their range, great whites are close to being endangered.

Whale sharks, the largest species of sharks, are vicious predators – Not!
Whale sharks, which are the largest fish that ever lived, are plankton feeders like the great whales, thus the name.
Tiger Shark
Most sharks are harmful to people – Untrue!
Of the more then 350 shark species, about 80% are unable to hurt people or rarely encounter people.

A shark is a shark is a shark – Misconstrued!
There is no “typical” shark. The more than 350 species all differ in habitat, lifestyle and body form.

Sharks are hard to kill – Off Base!
Stress of capture weakens a shark, and so some sharks are easily killed in hook-and-line or net fishing.Whale Shark

Shark meat is poisonous to people – Wrong!
Although there have been some reports of people being poisoned by shark meat, the meat from the majority of sharks is edible and delicious when properly handled and prepared.

Sharks have peanut-sized brains and are incapable of learning – Wrong!
Sharks’ relatively large and complex brains are comparable in size to those of supposedly more advanced animals like mammals and birds. Sharks also can be trained.
Oceanic White-Tip Shark
Most sharks cruise at high speed when they swim – Invalid!
Although some sharks may swim at bursts of over 20 knots (23 miles per hour), most sharks swim very slowly at cruising speeds of less than 5 knots (5.75 miles per hour).

Sharks are not found in freshwater – Incorrect!
A specialized osmoregulatory system enables the bull shark to cope with dramatic changes in salinity from the freshwaters of some rivers to the highly saline waters of the ocean.Surf Buddy

Sharks are not discriminating eaters and scavenge the sea – Wrong!
Most sharks prefer to eat certain types of invertebrates, fish and other animals. Some sharks eat mainly fish. Others eat other sharks or marine mammals. Some sharks are even plankton-eaters.

Sharks prefer human blood – False!
Most sharks don’t appear to be especially interested in the blood of mammals as opposed to fish blood.

Sharks eat continuously – Preposterous!
Sharks eat periodically depending upon their metabolism and the availability of food. For example, juvenile lemon sharks eat less than 2% of their body weight per day.

Sharks must roll over on their sides to bite – No!
Sharks attack their prey in whichever way is most convenient, and they can protrude their jaws to bite prey items in front of their snouts.

The biggest enemy to sharks is man – Absolutely!
That’s why man must now do all he can to preserve them.

Shark Information

Wikipedia Encyclopedia
A great resource for all sorts of information. The link provided browses to detailed facts on sharks.
White Shark Overview
ReefQuest Centre for shark research.
The Shark Foundation
Good resource site that includes information on all types of sharks.
Shark Research Institute
Execellent up-to-date Shark information site. Check out their “Adopt a Whale Shark” program.
Bite Back
See how you can help preserve our marine ecosystems.
Marine Science Institute
Site includes marine conservation involement programs for families located in the San Francsico Bay Area.

JFK vs The Federal Reserve

JFKOn June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. The Christian Law Fellowship has exhaustively researched this matter through the Federal Register and Library of Congress. We can now safely conclude that this Executive Order has never been repealed, amended, or superseded by any subsequent Executive Order. In simple terms, it is still valid.

When President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the author of Profiles in Courage, signed this Order, it returned to the federal government, specifically the Treasury Department, the Constitutional power to create and issue currency, money, without going through the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank. President Kennedy’s Executive Order 11110 [the full text is displayed further below] gave the Treasury Department the explicit authority: “to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury.” This means that for every ounce of silver in the U.S. Treasury’s vault, the government could introduce new money into circulation based on the silver bullion physically held there. As a result, more than $4 billion in United States Notes were brought into circulation in $2 and $5 denominations. $10 and $20 United States Notes were never circulated but were being printed by the Treasury Department when Kennedy was assassinated. It appears obvious that President Kennedy knew the Federal Reserve Notes being used as the purported legal currency were contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America.


“United States Notes” were issued as an interest-free and debt-free currency backed by silver reserves in the U.S. Treasury. We compared a “Federal Reserve Note” issued from the private central bank of the United States (the Federal Reserve Bank a/k/a Federal Reserve System), with a “United States Note” from the U.S. Treasury issued by President Kennedy’s Executive Order. They almost look alike, except one says “Federal Reserve Note” on the top while the other says “United States Note”. Also, the Federal Reserve Note has a green seal and serial number while the United States Note has a red seal and serial number.

President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 and the United States Notes he had issued were immediately taken out of circulation. Federal Reserve Notes continued to serve as the legal currency of the nation. According to the United States Secret Service, 99% of all U.S. paper “currency” circulating in 1999 are Federal Reserve Notes.

Kennedy knew that if the silver-backed United States Notes were widely circulated, they would have eliminated the demand for Federal Reserve Notes. This is a very simple matter of economics. The USN was backed by silver and the FRN was not backed by anything of intrinsic value. Executive Order 11110 should have prevented the national debt from reaching its current level (virtually all of the nearly $9 trillion in federal debt has been created since 1963) if LBJ or any subsequent President were to enforce it. It would have almost immediately given the U.S. Government the ability to repay its debt without going to the private Federal Reserve Banks and being charged interest to create new “money”. Executive Order 11110 gave the U.S.A. the ability to, once again, create its own money backed by silver and realm value worth something.

Again, according to our own research, just five months after Kennedy was assassinated, no more of the Series 1958 “Silver Certificates” were issued either, and they were subsequently removed from circulation. Perhaps the assassination of JFK was a warning to all future presidents not to interfere with the private Federal Reserve’s control over the creation of money. It seems very apparent that President Kennedy challenged the “powers that exist behind U.S. and world finance”. With true patriotic courage, JFK boldly faced the two most successful vehicles that have ever been used to drive up debt:

1) War (Viet Nam); and,

2) the creation of money by a privately owned central bank. His efforts to have all U.S. troops out of Vietnam by 1965 combined with Executive Order 11110 would have destroyed the profits and control of the private Federal Reserve Bank.

Executive Order 11110

AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10289 AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PERFORMANCE OF CERTAIN FUNCTIONS AFFECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, it is ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. Executive Order No. 10289 of September 19, 1951, as amended, is hereby further amended – (a) By adding at the end of paragraph 1 thereof the following sub-paragraph (j): “(j) The authority vested in the President by paragraph (b) of section 43 of the Act of May 12, 1933, as amended (31 U.S.C. 821 (b)), to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury not then held for redemption of any outstanding silver certificates, to prescribe the denominations of such silver certificates, and to coin standard silver dollars and subsidiary silver currency for their redemption,” and (b) By revoking sub-paragraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 2 thereof. SECTION 2. The amendment made by this Order shall not affect any act done, or any right accruing or accrued or any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any civil or criminal cause prior to the date of this Order but all such liabilities shall continue and may be enforced as if said amendments had not been made.


Once again, Executive Order 11110 is still valid. According to Title 3, United States Code, Section 301 dated January 26, 1998:

Executive Order (EO) 10289 dated Sept. 17, 1951, 16 F.R. 9499, was as amended by:

EO 10583, dated December 18, 1954, 19 F.R. 8725;

EO 10882 dated July 18, 1960, 25 F.R. 6869;

EO 11110 dated June 4, 1963, 28 F.R. 5605;

EO 11825 dated December 31, 1974, 40 F.R. 1003;

EO 12608 dated September 9, 1987, 52 F.R. 34617

The 1974 and 1987 amendments, added after Kennedy’s 1963 amendment, did not change or alter any part of Kennedy’s EO 11110. A search of Clinton’s 1998 and 1999 EO’s and Presidential Directives has also shown no reference to any alterations, suspensions, or changes to EO 11110.

The Federal Reserve Bank, a.k.a Federal Reserve System, is a Private Corporation. Black’s Federal ReserveLaw Dictionary defines the “Federal Reserve System” as: “Network of twelve central banks to which most national banks belong and to which state chartered banks may belong. Membership rules require investment of stock and minimum reserves.” Privately-owned banks own the stock of the FED. This was explained in more detail in the case of Lewis v. United States, Federal Reporter, 2nd Series, Vol. 680, Pages 1239, 1241 (1982), where the court said: “Each Federal Reserve Bank is a separate corporation owned by commercial banks in its region. The stock-holding commercial banks elect two thirds of each Bank’s nine member board of directors”.

The Federal Reserve Banks are locally controlled by their member banks. Once again, according to Black’s Law Dictionary, we find that these privately owned banks actually issue money:

“Federal Reserve Act. Law which created Federal Reserve banks which act as agents in maintaining money reserves, issuing money in the form of bank notes, lending money to banks, and supervising banks. Administered by Federal Reserve Board (q.v.)”.

The privately owned Federal Reserve (FED) banks actually issue (create) the “money” we use. In 1964, the House Committee on Banking and Currency, Subcommittee on Domestic Finance, at the second session of the 88th Congress, put out a study entitled Money Facts which contains a good description of what the FED is: “The Federal Reserve is a total money-making machine. It can issue money or checks. And it never has a problem of making its checks good because it can obtain the $5 and $10 bills necessary to cover its check simply by asking the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving to print them”.

Any one person or any closely knit group who has a lot of money has a lot of power. Now imagine a group of people who have the power to create money. Imagine the power these people would have. This is exactly what the privately owned FED is!

No man did more to expose the power of the FED than Louis T. McFadden, who was the Louis T. McFadden Chairman of the House Banking Committee back in the 1930s. In describing the FED, he remarked in the Congressional Record, House pages 1295 and 1296 on June 10, 1932:

“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. The Federal Reserve Board, a Government Board, has cheated the Government of the United States and the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt. The depredations and the iniquities of the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal reserve banks acting together have cost this country enough money to pay the national debt several times over. This evil institution has impoverished and ruined the people of the United States; has bankrupted itself, and has practically bankrupted our Government. It has done this through the maladministration of that law by which the Federal Reserve Board, and through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it”.

Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are not Government institutions, departments, or agencies. They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers. Those 12 private credit monopolies were deceitfully placed upon this country by bankers who came here from Europe and who repaid us for our hospitality by undermining our American institutions.

The FED basically works like this: The government granted its power to create money to the FED banks. They create money, then loan it back to the government charging interest. The government levies income taxes to pay the interest on the debt. On this point, it’s interesting to note that the Federal Reserve Act and the sixteenth amendment, which gave congress the power to collect income taxes, were both passed in 1913. The incredible power of the FED over the economy is universally admitted. Some people, especially in the banking and academic communities, even support it. On the other hand, there are those, such as President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, that have spoken out against it. His efforts were spoken about in Jim Marrs’ 1990 book Crossfire:”

Another overlooked aspect of Kennedy’s attempt to reform American society involves money. Kennedy apparently reasoned that by returning to the constitution, which states that only Congress shall coin and regulate money, the soaring national debt could be reduced by not paying interest to the bankers of the Federal Reserve System, who print paper money then loan it to the government at interest. He moved in this area on June 4, 1963, by signing Executive Order 11110 which called for the issuance of $4,292,893,815 in United States Notes through the U.S. Treasury rather than the traditional Federal Reserve System. That same day, Kennedy signed a bill changing the backing of one and two dollar bills from silver to gold, adding strength to the weakened U.S. currency.

Kennedy’s comptroller of the currency, James J. Saxon, had been at odds with the powerful Federal Reserve Board for some time, encouraging broader investment and lending powers for banks that were not part of the Federal Reserve system. Saxon also had decided that non-Reserve banks could underwrite state and local general obligation bonds, again weakening the dominant Federal Reserve banks.

In a comment made to a Columbia University class on Nov. 12, 1963,

Ten days before his assassination, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy allegedly said:

“The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American’s freedom and before I leave office, I must inform the citizen of this plight.”

In this matter, John Fitzgerald Kennedy appears to be the subject of his own book… a true Profile of Courage.

This research report was compiled for Lawgiver. Org. by Anthony Wayne

What is the Federal Reserve Bank (FED) and why do we have it?

by Greg Hobbs November 1, 1999

The FED is a central bank. Central banks are supposed to implement a country’s fiscal policies. They monitor commercial banks to ensure that they maintain sufficient assets, like cash, so as to remain solvent and stable. Central banks also do business, such as currency exchanges and gold transactions, with other central banks. In theory, a central bank should be good for a country, and they might be if it wasn’t for the fact that they are not owned or controlled by the government of the country they are serving. Private central banks, including our FED, operate not in the interest of the public good but for profit.

There have been three central banks in our nation’s history. The first two, while deceptive and fraudulent, pale in comparison to the scope and size of the fraud being perpetrated by our current FED. What they all have in common is an insidious practice known as “fractional banking.”

Fractional banking or fractional lending is the ability to create money from nothing, lend it to the government or someone else and charge interest to boot. The practice evolved before banks existed. Goldsmiths rented out space in their vaults to individuals and merchants for storage of their gold or silver. The goldsmiths gave these “depositors” a certificate that showed the amount of gold stored. These certificates were then used to conduct business.

In time the goldsmiths noticed that the gold in their vaults was rarely withdrawn. Small amounts would move in and out but the large majority never moved. Sensing a profit opportunity, the goldsmiths issued double receipts for the gold, in effect creating money (certificates) from nothing and then lending those certificates (creating debt) to depositors and charging them interest as well.

Since the certificates represented more gold than actually existed, the certificates were “fractionally” backed by gold. Eventually some of these vault operations were transformed into banks and the practice of fractional banking continued.

Keep that fractional banking concept in mind as we examine our first central bank, the First Bank of the United States (BUS). It was created, after bitter dissent in the Congress, in 1791 and chartered for 20 years. A scam not unlike the current FED, the BUS used its control of the currency to defraud the public and establish a legal form of usury.

This bank practiced fractional lending at a 10:1 rate, ten dollars of loans for each dollar they had on deposit. This misuse and abuse of their public charter continued for the entire 20 years of their existence. Public outrage over these abuses was such that the charter was not renewed and the bank ceased to exist in 1811.

Factional Banking

The war of 1812 left the country in economic chaos, seen by bankers as another opportunity for easy profits. They influenced Congress to charter the second central bank, the Second Bank of the United States (SBUS), in 1816.

The SBUS was more expansive than the BUS. The SBUS sold franchises and literally doubled the number of banks in a short period of time. The country began to boom and move westward, which required money. Using fractional lending at the 10:1 rate, the central bank and their franchisees created the debt/money for the expansion.

Things boomed for a while, then the banks decided to shut off the debt/money, citing the need to control inflation. This action on the part of the SBUS caused bankruptcies and foreclosures. The banks then took control of the assets that were used as security against the loans.

Closely examine how the SBUS engineered this cycle of prosperity and depression. The central bank caused inflation by creating debt/money for loans and credit and making these funds readily available. The economy boomed. Then they used the inflation which they created as an excuse to shut off the loans/credit/money.

The resulting shortage of cash caused the economy to falter or slow dramatically and large numbers of business and personal bankruptcies resulted. The central bank then seized the assets used as security for the loans. The wealth created by the borrowers during the boom was then transferred to the central bank during the bust. And you always wondered how the big guys ended up with all the marbles.

Now, who do you think is responsible for all of the ups and downs in our economy over the last 85 years? Think about the depression of the late ’20s and all through the ’30s. The FED could have pumped lots of debt/money into the market to stimulate the economy and get the country back on track, but did they? No; in fact, they restricted the money supply quite severely. We all know the results that occurred from that action, don’t we?

Why would the FED do this? During that period asset values and stocks were at rock bottom prices. Who do you think was buying everything at 10 cents on the dollar? I believe that it is referred to as consolidating the wealth. How many times have they already done this in the last 85 years?

Do you think they will do it again?

Just as an aside at this point, look at today’s economy. Markets are declining. Why? Because the FED has been very liberal with its debt/credit/money. The market was hyper inflated. Who creates inflation? The FED. How does the FED deal with inflation? They restrict the debt/credit/money. What happens when they do that? The market collapses.

Several months back, after certain central banks said they would be selling large quantities Goldof gold, the price of gold fell to a 25-year low of about $260 per ounce. The central banks then bought gold. After buying at the bottom, a group of 15 central banks announced that they would be restricting the amount of gold released into the market for the next five years. The price of gold went up $75.00 per ounce in just a few days. How many hundreds of billions of dollars did the central banks make with those two press releases?

Gold is generally considered to be a hedge against more severe economic conditions. Do you think that the private banking families that own the FED are buying or selling equities at this time? (Remember: buy low, sell high.) How much money do you think these FED owners have made since they restricted the money supply at the top of this last current cycle?

Alan Greenspan has said publicly on several occasions that he thinks the market is overvalued, or words to that effect. Just a hint that he will raise interest rates (restrict the money supply), and equity markets have a negative reaction. Governments and politicians do not rule central banks, central banks rule governments and politicians. President Andrew Jackson won the presidency in 1828 with the promise to end the national debt and eliminate the SBUS. During his second term President Jackson withdrew all government funds from the bank and on January 8, 1835, paid off the national debt. He is the only president in history to have this distinction. The charter of the SBUS expired in 1836.

Without a central bank to manipulate the supply of money, the United States experienced unprecedented growth for 60 or 70 years, and the resulting wealth was too much for bankers to endure. They had to get back into the game. So, in 1910 Senator Nelson Aldrich, then Chairman of the National Monetary Commission, in collusion with representatives of the European central banks, devised a plan to pressure and deceive Congress into enacting legislation that would covertly establish a private central bank.

This bank would assume control over the American economy by controlling the issuance of its money. After a huge public relations campaign, engineered by the foreign central banks, the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped through Congress during the Christmas recess, with many members of the Congress absent. President Woodrow Wilson, pressured by his political and financial backers, signed it on December 23, 1913.

The act created the Federal Reserve System, a name carefully selected and designed to deceive. “Federal” would lead one to believe that this is a government organization. “Reserve” would lead one to believe that the currency is being backed by gold and silver. “System” was used in lieu of the word “bank” so that one would not conclude that a new central bank had been created.

In reality, the act created a private, for profit, central banking corporation owned by a Rothschildcartel of private banks. Who owns the FED? The Rothschilds of London and Berlin; Lazard Brothers of Paris; Israel Moses Seif of Italy; Kuhn, Loeb and Warburg of Germany; and the Lehman Brothers, Goldman, Sachs and the Rockefeller families of New York.

Did you know that the FED is the only for-profit corporation in America that is exempt from both federal and state taxes? The FED takes in about one trillion dollars per year tax free! The banking families listed above get all that money.

Almost everyone thinks that the money they pay in taxes goes to the US Treasury to pay for the expenses of the government. Do you want to know where your tax dollars really go? If you look at the back of any check made payable to the IRS you will see that it has been endorsed as “Pay Any F.R.B. Branch or Gen. Depository for Credit U.S. Treas. This is in Payment of U.S. Oblig.” Yes, that’s right, every dime you pay in income taxes is given to those private banking families, commonly known as the FED, tax free.

Like many of you, I had some difficulty with the concept of creating money from nothing. You may have heard the term “monetizing the debt,” which is kind of the same thing. As an example, if the US Government wants to borrow $1 million ó the government does borrow every dollar it spends ó they go to the FED to borrow the money. The FED calls the Treasury and says print 10,000 Federal Reserve Notes (FRN) in units of one hundred dollars.

The Treasury charges the FED 2.3 cents for each note, for a total of $230 for the 10,000 FRNs. The FED then lends the $1 million to the government at face value plus interest. To add insult to injury, the government has to create a bond for $1 million as security for the loan. And the rich get richer. The above was just an example, because in reality the FED does not even print the money; it’s just a computer entry in their accounting system. To put this on a more personal level, let’s use another example.

Today’s banks are members of the Federal Reserve Banking System. This membership makes it legal for them to create money from nothing and lend it to you. Today’s banks, like the goldsmiths of old, realize that only a small fraction of the money deposited in their banks is ever actually withdrawn in the form of cash. Only about 4 percent of all the money that exists is in the form of currency. The rest of it is simply a computer entry.

Let’s say you’re approved to borrow $10,000 to do some home improvements. You know that the bank didn’t actually take $10,000 from its pile of cash and put it into your pile? They simply went to their computer and input an entry of $10,000 into your account. They created, from thin air, a debt which you have to secure with an asset and repay with interest. The bank is allowed to create and lend as much debt as they want as long as they do not exceed the 10:1 ratio imposed by the FED.

It sort of puts a new slant on how you view your friendly bank, doesn’t it? How about those loan committees that scrutinize you with a microscope before approving the loan they created from thin air. What a hoot! They make it complex for a reason. They don’t want you to understand what they are doing. People fear what they do not understand. You are easier to delude and control when you are ignorant and afraid.

Now to put the frosting on this cake. When was the income tax created? If you guessed 1913, the same year that the FED was created, you get a gold star. Coincidence? What are the odds? If you are going to use the FED to create debt, who is going to repay that debt? The income tax was created to complete the illusion that real money had been lent and therefore real money had to be repaid. And you thought Houdini was good.

So, what can be done? My father taught me that you should always stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand up alone.

If “We the People” don’t take some action now, there may come a time when “We the People” are no more. You should write a letter or send an email to each of your elected representatives. Many of our elected representatives do not understand the FED. Once informed they will not be able to plead ignorance and remain silent.

Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution specifically says that Congress is the only body that can “coin money and regulate the value thereof.” The US Constitution has never been amended to allow anyone other than Congress to coin and regulate currency.

Ask your representative, in light of that information, how it is possible for the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, and the Federal Reserve Bank that it created, to be constitutional. Ask them why this private banking cartel is allowed to reap trillions of dollars in profits without paying taxes. Insist on an answer.

Thomas Jefferson said, “If the America people ever allow private banks to control theTomas Jefferson issuance of their currencies, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their prosperity until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

Jefferson saw it coming 150 years ago. The question is, “Can you now see what is in store for us if we allow the FED to continue controlling our country?”

“The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he breaks, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt.”

John P. Curran

The difference now is we’re ALL being oppressed

Make of Difference / Our FreedomI’ve learned that Congress recently passed the National Defense Authorization Act in a 283-to-136 vote. 190 Republicans and 93 Democrats voted for; 43 Republicans and 93 Democrats voted “against.”  One provision of this act would authorize the military to indefinitely detain without charge people suspected of involvement with terrorism, including United States citizens apprehended on American soil. Due process would be a thing of the past. Some claim that this provision would merely codify existing practice. Current law empowers the military to detain people caught on the battlefield, but this provision would expand the battlefield to include the United States.

In other words, prepare to be arrested, without charge, simply because someone “up there” believes you engage in “terroristy” stuff. And, good luck proving them wrong.

Our Government wants complete control over our lives for their own personal selfish reasons. Having all the money they could spend is not enough, they want POWER which will cost us our FREEDOM.  We need to make a stand together and fight to keep our FREEDOM.

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stood up for what he believed in and fought to be free of oppression.  He wasn’t asking for anything more then what the Constitution of the United States of America entitled him too.  But it wasn’t just about him or his “race”, although, at the time, his “race” was obviously the target of oppression,  it was about everyone being oppressed by Our Government.  It was about Our Rights as citizens.  He stood up for you and I, and died for all of us.  We’re ALL being oppressed now. There is no “race” anymore with where this Government is going. There also needs to be no “race” in the challenge to the system. We must listen, learn and unite now. Listen VERY CAREFULLY……

Our founding father’s ideas were based on past experiences of oppression.  They wrote the Constitution to insure the citizens of the United States would  be FREE of oppression.  We are falling victim to a small group of dominate men.  Men that control the media, the news, our education system, control what we think and what we eat,  make us afraid of things like terrorism which allows them to manipulate us and they take a third of our paychecks every week.  We work 4 months out of the year to pay these men to control our lives.  What does that money go towards, our national debt? Then why does the national debt keep growing? Because these dominate men, which include the share holders of the privately owned Federal Reserve Banks and Our Government want our national debt to grow.   Everything that they claim is wrong, they purposely created and are directly responsible for.

Don’t let them be responsible for taking Our Freedom too.

Together, WE can “Make a Difference”.

– E. White –

545 vs. 300,000,000 People

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

545 vs. 300,000,000 People

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House now? He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan.

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Here’s what we, as Americans, are currently taxed on:

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges on Tax
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened ? Can you spell ‘politicians’?

– Charlie Reese / Former Columnist Orlando Sentinel –

Watch the videos below and decide for yourself what’s real and what our future has in store for us. Keep an open mind and don’t dismiss the facts.

  • Zeitgeist – The Movie: Federal Reserve (Part 1 of 5)

If WE work together, WE can “Make a Difference”.

– WHiTee –

New Blog Category / Make a Difference

I published a New Blog Category called “Make a Difference“.  This category will contain Blogs about things we, as a whole, can do to make a difference in our lives, our children’s lives and our friends and families lives.  We can “Do the Right Thing” if we work together like a society of intelligent human beings should.   Let’s face the facts, the world we live in is getting darker and people are losing respect for one another.  I’ve noticed the absence of character and morals among people in general.  It seems like individuals are only out for themselves and have a “what’s in it for me” attitude.   What ever happened to “love thy neighbor” and “good will towards man” and all those values that we were taught long ago?  Do we know what “Love Thy Neighbor” even means anymore?  Simply stated, it means respecting others and regarding their needs and desires as highly as we regard our own.  In other words, treat people like you want them to treat you. It’s really not that hard to do and it’s more rewarding then thinking only of yourself and what society can do for you.

Make a Difference

Make a Difference

I encourage your input on this very important topic and if you have any suggestions on how we can make this world we live in a better place to live, I’d love to hear them.