Showing posts with label currency. Show all posts
Showing posts with label currency. Show all posts
June 3, 2016

Your Home is your...snitch? When your appliances work as police informants.

fromTheMarshallProject: “From a law enforcement or intelligence perspective, smart appliances are very valuable tools that can let us monitor or listen to individuals,” says a former FBI executive assistant director.  
Police State America     Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Colorado set to become first In U.S. To use “smart pavement” to monitor drivers In real-time

fromActivistPost: The rise of connected smart cities is in fact based upon multi-use systems and is being imposed with very little debate. It is an all-encompassing agenda that politicians everywhere fully support.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Trump has cut federal payroll by 24,000 jobs

fromCNSNews: The federal government cut 3,000 jobs in May and federal employment has now dropped by 24,000 since President Donald Trump took office, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Mike Rowe - When safety and feelings become priorities

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The safety first mentality is challenged at long last. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Breaking down America’s worst long-term challenges

fromTheDailyBell: Debt, the retirement crisis and the destruction of our currency. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Spy Games - Corruption@FBI 13

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Now, we know the Obama FBI had implanted a spy within the Trump to deposit information that could later be used as a basis for investigation. 
The Government is Not Us       Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

March 20, 2018


Why our world needs digital currency

fromMedium: A very easily understood explanation of cryptocurrency and why it should matter to you.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle   

Trump to unveil opioid plan seeking death penalty for drug dealers

fromReuters: Authoritarian president advocates murder for those involved in approved voluntary exchange.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   

Amazon deletes reviews of conservative authors with no explanation

fromPJMedia: Every authoritarian worth his salt knows that good ideas can be rebutted, but great ones must be censored.
Indoctrination and Censorship     Media Bias on Parade   

San Francisco is suffering from the excesses of its own liberalism

fromTheFederalist: The astounding level of mismanagement and general deterioration of public decency will continue to plague the city until reasonable measures are taken to combat vagrancy.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery  

ACLU asks in lawsuit: Why is the TSA searching digital devices on domestic flights?

fromLATimes: Government's contempt of the Constitution, in general, and the Fourth Amendment, in particular, is beyond depressing.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make 

In gambling battle, both sides are wrong

fromReason: Neither supporters nor opponents want to consider personal liberty.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange
  

Doug Casey: Why Debt Is Not Money

How you should think about gold. Gold’s main use, contrary to the belief of some, isn’t in jewelry or dentistry—although those uses are important. Its main use has almost always been as money. But gold’s ancillary uses are growing in importance because, given its physical characteristics, it’s a high-tech metal. It’s one of the most resistant to chemical reaction, one of the most ductile, the most malleable  ... MORE

Why You Need To Be Concerned About The War On Cash

Doug Casey interview.     Louis James, the editor of International Speculator, sat down with Doug Casey to discuss the ongoing “War on Cash.” Doug reveals what people looking to protect their money should do. Louis James: There have been a lot of government moves recently, making it harder for people to do business in cash. What do you think,    ... MORE

Glenn Reynolds: Cash Is The Currency Of Freedom

Facilitating voluntary transactions.      Former Treasury secretary Larry Summers wants to get rid of the $100 bill. But I think he has it exactly backward. I think we need to restore the $500 and $1000 bills. And the reason is that people like Larry Summers have done a horrible job. Summers wrote recently in The Washington Post that the $100  ... MORE

Ted Cruz Wants To Return To The Gold Standard

by Ralph Benko.      The LA Times’s Pulitzer Prize (for beat reporting) winning Michael Hiltzik recently wrote a column slamming the GOP field in general and one of the two front-runners, Ted Cruz, in particular: The worst idea in the presidential debate: a return to the gold standard. Mr. Hiltzik thereby joins with a lot of usual suspects, like Paul     ... MORE

Janet Yellen Fights The Tide Of Falling Interest

by Keith Weiner.     On Wednesday Dec 16, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced that the Fed was raising the federal funds rate by 25 basis points. Let’s get one thing out of the way. This is not a move towards free markets. Whether the Fed sets interest lower, or whether it sets interest higher, we still have central planning. We still have price ... MORE

Frank Holmes: Sweden Has Declared War On Cash

Big government paradise.  Among the endangered species in Sweden are the gray wolf, European otter—and cash. Back in June, I shared with you the story of how, in 1661, the Scandinavian monarchy became the first country in the world to issue paper money. (It was an unmitigated disaster, by the way.) Now it might be the first to ban it altogether.   ... MORE

Peter Schiff: Currencies Depend On Faith, Gold Doesn’t

Considering the intrinsic value of paper.    In his July 17th Blog, Let’s Get Real About Gold, author and Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Zweig likened investor interest in gold with the “Pet Rock” craze of the 1970’s, when consumers became convinced that a rock in a box would provide continuous companionship, elevate their social standing,  ... MORE

Snoop Dogg Learns One Reason Bitcoin Is Better Than Cash

by Nuno Menezes. Combating civil asset forfeiture. Calvin Broadus AKA Snoop Dogg recently had another encounter with European authorities. This Saturday, Snoop Dogg was taken by surprise by the financial police in southern Italy while carrying $422,000 in cash, an amount which needs to be declared to be legally transported across European Union   ... MORE

As Prices Drop, Gold Sales Explode at US Mint

by Joshua Krause.   Something doesn't add up here. A little over two weeks ago, a source within the US Mint announced that sales of their silver eagles had grown to the point that the Mint was running out, and would have to suspend all orders for several weeks. This claim was later officially confirmed by the US Mint, and ZeroHedge noted how strange   ... MORE

How Bitcoin Can Save You During A Financial Crisis

by Robert Taylor.     A little rebellion. What would you do if the US government suddenly announced a bank holiday, limits or bans on ATM withdrawals or other types of cash and capital controls? Or implemented a “bail-in” where part of your bank deposits were used to further pyramid debt and save an oligarchical financial system? Is there any doubt  ... MORE

John Stossel: Mankiller Money?

PC money.     A woman will be on the new $10 bill, bumping Alexander Hamilton aside. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he will choose the woman by year's end, based on "input from the public." In one survey of the "public," the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller, placed fourth. I understand the wish to counter    ... MORE