I Thessalonians 5:20, 21

Do not despise expounding of scripture, but scrutinize all things. Hold fast that which is right.

Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

- I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.


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Friday, September 05, 2008

Significant News

Events occur around us on a daily basis, day in and day out. The significance of these events escapes most, if not the vast majority of the general population, because they are busy with their daily lives. Or they simply just don't care about what is going on around them. Because of their 'what can I do about it' attitude, they prefer, like mushrooms, to remain in the dark. Many others simply can't be bothered. They enjoy their daily addictive dose of bread and circus administered to them for their entertainment, much to the delight of those who provide that bread and circus and control their lives.

This missive [and Kerux Replies for that matter] is for the few who do care and want to stop being in the dark about what is going on - to recognize the manure that is being fed us for what it is - male cow dung - and to stop being duped because of the history we don't know. And to understand that much of what we should know, much of what we need to know to prevent our own destruction, has been and is being filtered out so that vital information necessary to make informed decisions affecting our lives - and the lives of our children - never reaches us.

For the few of us that are concerned about our future, and the future of our generations to come, it behooves us to be aware of not only what is transpiring around us, but the significance of those events in how they may eventually affect us, our children and our children's children. We oftentimes miss the importance of events because, due to our public school dumbed-down training [I say training, because most of us with a public school background were not educated, but instead were trained, to be a good passive consumer, to get a job, to fit into the system, the system that is headed toward the New World Order,] we lack the backdrop knowledge needed to detect the significance of what is happening. In short, we can't see behind the curtain. Therefor, these daily events occur without our knowing "what the hell is happening." We haven't got a clue. Not catching the significance of what is happening as those who control the events implement their agenda incrementally, is, in my opinion, a major reason we find ourselves in the mess we are in today, the proverbial frog in the pot of water which is now coming to a boil.

I try, through this blog, to do my small part to alleviate this problem of not grasping the significance of the death by incrementum that we have been subject to, at least in my 'corner of the world.' I like to tell those who tell me "what can I do about it?" this:
"Do you like litter?"
They usually always answer, "No, I don't like litter."
Then I ask, "It's obvious some people litter isn't it?"
"Yes, it is," they reply.
"The world would be a dirty undesirable place if everyone littered, wouldn't it?"
"Yes, it would," they admit.
"There's not much we can do about others littering, is there?" I ask.
"No there isn't," they say.
"But there is something you can do about it, in your little corner of the world, isn't there?"

Here are a few of the happenings in the news this week that I believe fit into the category of affecting us, our children and our grandchildren. The significance of which we may not grasp, but would if we knew the backdrop to those events.
Physical Gold Again Becoming Money in the US
U.S. Gold Coin Demand

"U.S. gold coin demand suggests Asian-style physical metal hoarding spreading to the West"

Some background or a "look behind the curtain:"

Background note 1:

Money, as commonly defined today:

1. A commodity or asset, such as gold, an officially issued currency, coin or paper note, that can be legally exchanged for something equivalent, such as goods or services. Investopedia - Money

Money, as defined here, is a medium of exchange, used solely for the purpose of facilitating the exchange of goods and services equivalent to the amount of 'money' being traded. Four kinds of money are listed: 1) gold, 2) officially issued currency, 3) officially issued coin, or 4) officially issued paper note.

Silver should be listed along with gold as an asset commonly used as money. We'll talk more on this shortly.

Who issues our 'official currency?'

The Federal Reserve controls the issuance of the fiat currency in the United States known as the United States dollar. This fiat currency, the dollar, as noted above, is a the official 'note' that acts as legal tender for all debts public and private, and states so right on the note itself. [Lower left corner under the US Seal.]

The Federal Reserve instructs the US Treasury department to print the Federal Reserve Note which is then used throughout the United States and indeed the world, as the world's reserve currency, to facilitate the legal exchange of goods and services. By definition, a note is a debt.

If we go back in history, there was a time when money was defined quite differently. For example, in Bouvier's Law Dictionary of 1856 Bouvier Law Dictionary

Money is defined as:

DOLLAR, money. A silver coin of the United States of the value of one hundred cents, or tenth part of an eagle.

EAGLE, money. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars. It weighs two hundred and fifty-eight grains. Of one thousand parts, nine hundred are of pure gold, and one hundred of alloy. Act of January 18, 1837, 4 Sharsw. Cont. of Story's L. U. S. 2523, 4. Vide Money.

MONEY. Gold, silver, and some other less precious metals, in the progress of civilization and commerce, have become the common standards of value; in order to avoid the delay and inconvenience of regulating their weight and quality whenever passed, the governments of the civilized world have caused them to be manufactured in certain portions, and marked with a Stamp which attests their value; this is called money. 1 Inst. 207; 1 Hale's Hist. 188; 1 Pardess. n. 22; Dom. Lois civ. liv. prel. t. 3, s. 2, n. 6.

No mention of an 'official issued currency or paper note' as being money here. This is significant.

Background Note 2:
U.S. Code

§ 5103. Legal tender

United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues. Foreign gold or silver coins are not legal tender for debts.

§ 5112. Denominations, specifications, and design of coins
(a) The Secretary of the Treasury may mint and issue only the following coins:
(1) a dollar coin that is 1.043 inches in diameter.
(2) a half dollar coin that is 1.205 inches in diameter and weighs 11.34 grams.
(3) a quarter dollar coin that is 0.955 inch in diameter and weighs 5.67 grams.
(4) a dime coin that is 0.705 inch in diameter and weighs 2.268 grams.
(5) a 5-cent coin that is 0.835 inch in diameter and weighs 5 grams.
(6) except as provided under subsection (c) of this section, a one-cent coin that is 0.75 inch in diameter and weighs 3.11 grams.
(7) A fifty dollar gold coin that is 32.7 millimeters in diameter, weighs 33.931 grams, and contains one troy ounce of fine gold.
(8) A twenty-five dollar gold coin that is 27.0 millimeters in diameter, weighs 16.966 grams, and contains one-half troy ounce of fine gold.
(9) A ten dollar gold coin that is 22.0 millimeters in diameter, weighs 8.483 grams, and contains one-fourth troy ounce of fine gold.
(10) A five dollar gold coin that is 16.5 millimeters in diameter, weighs 3.393 grams, and contains one-tenth troy ounce of fine gold.
(11) A $50 gold coin that is of an appropriate size and thickness, as determined by the Secretary, weighs 1 ounce, and contains 99.99 percent pure gold.

To be continued.....


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