There are consequences for ignoring reality and pretending that everything is normal.

There are consequences to investing any level of confidence in a financial system underpinned by debt and the creation of paper currency. There are consequences for ignoring reality and pretending that everything is normal.

This is one of them: European officials have flat-out admitted that they were discussing rolling out a series of harsh capital controls across the continent, including bank withdrawal limits and closing down Europe’s borderless Schengen area.

Some of these measures have already been implemented sporadically; customers of Italian bank BNI, for example, were all frozen out of their accounts starting May 31st, upon the recommendation and approval of Italy’s bank regulator. No ATM withdrawals, no bill payments, nothing. Just locked out overnight.

In Greece, the government has taken to simply pulling funds directly out of its citizens’ bank accounts; anyone suspected of being a tax cheat (with a very loose interpretation in the sole discretion of the government) is being relieved of their funds without so much as administrative notification. It’s no wonder why, according to the Greek daily paper Kathimerini, over $125 million per day is fleeing the Greek banking system. European political leaders aim to put a tourniquet on this wound in the worst possible way.

So what are capital controls?

Simply, capital controls are policies that restrict the free flow of capital into, out of, through, and within a nation’s borders. They can take a variety of forms, including:

Setting a fixed amount for bank withdrawals, or suspending them altogether
— Forcing citizens or banks to hold government debt
— Curtailing or suspending international bank transfers
— Curtailing or suspending foreign exchange transactions
— Criminalizing the purchase and ownership of precious metals
— Fixing an official exchange rate and criminalizing market-based transactions

Establishing capital controls is one of the worst forms of theft that a government can impose. It traps people’s hard-earned savings and their future income within a nation’s borders.

This trapped pool of capital allows the government to transfer wealth from the people to their own coffers through excessive taxation or rampant inflation… both of which soon follow.

The thing about capital controls is that they’re like airline baggage fees; ultimately, all governments want to do it, they’re just waiting on the first guy to impose them so that they can shrug their shoulders, stick it to the people, and blame ‘industry standards’.

Moreover, capital controls were a normal part of the global economic landscape for most of the 20th century, right up to the 1970s. It’s been a long time coming for governments to return to that model.

Since the inception of The Sovereign Man, it has been a constant theme for us to talk about the increasing threat of capital controls. Your money, your savings, your livelihood are all under attack by insolvent governments, and it’s critical to take steps to reduce your exposure.When European financial leaders all openly admit that they’re making plans to establish continent-wide capital controls, it really begs the question — what additional warning sign does one need?

The dominos have already started falling. Iceland. Ireland. Greece. Spain. Portugal. Italy. Cyprus. Soon even France and the rest of Europe. And it will come to the United States as well. There are over 15 trillion reasons why.

Some Very Interesting Facts about Romney:

A lot is being said in the media about Mitt Romney not being “likable” or that he doesn’t “relate well” to people. Frankly, we struggled to understand why. So after much research, we have come up with a Top Ten List to explain this “unlikablility.”

Top Ten Reasons To Dislike Mitt Romney:

1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura.
Looks like every central casting’s #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.

2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life,
and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.
3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)

4. Can’t speak in a fake, southern, “black preacher voice” when necessary.

5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
…and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.

6. Doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college.
Too square for today’s America ?

7. Represents an America of “yesterday”, where people believed in God, went to Church,
didn’t screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!

8. Has a family of five great sons….and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab.
But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that “choice” deserves America ‘s scorn.

9. Oh yes…..he’s a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members
to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.

10. And one more point…..pundits say because of his wealth, he can’t relate to ordinary Americans.
I guess that’s because he made that money HIMSELF…..as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad.
Apparently, he didn’t understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you unrelatable to Americans.

My goodness, it’s a strange world, isn’t it?

Personal Information:

His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney
He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.

His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor

of the State of Michigan

He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan

He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they five children.

Education:
B.A. from Brigham Young University ,

J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University

Religion:
Mormon – The Church of Jesus Chris t of the Latter-Day Saints

Working Background:
After high school, he spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.

After going to both Harvard Business School and
Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan
bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.

In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equityinvestment firm, one of the largest such firms in theUnited States.

In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lostto Ted Kennedy.

He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter OlympicGames.

In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of
Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.

*Some Interesting Facts about Romney:

Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store
in Massachusetts , turned it into Staples; now over
2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.

Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds
of business miracles again and again, with companies
like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel,
Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama,
Home Depot Supply and many others.

He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s
office for eight years.
He was an unpaid bishop and state president of
his church for ten years.
He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake
Olympic Committee for three years.
He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of
Massachusetts for four years.
He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.

Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made men in our country but has given more back to its citizens in terms of money, service and time than most men.
And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity,
almost 19% of his income…. Just for comparison purposes,
Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.

Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:

He will show us his birth certificate

He will show us his high school and college transcripts.

He will show us his social security card.

He will show us his law degree.

He will show us his draft notice.

He will show us his medical records.

He will show us his income tax records.

He will show us he has nothing to hide.

Mitt Romney’s background, experience and
trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and
an excellent citizen for President of the United States .

You may think that Romney may not be the best
representative the Republicans could have selected.
At least I know what religion he is, and that he won’t
desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers,
or practice fiscal irresponsibility.
He has the ability to turn this financial debacle that the current regime has gotten us into. We won’tlike all the things necessary to recover from this debt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it.

But, on the minus side, he never was a “CommunityOrganizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot, nevergot drunk, did not associate with communistsor terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastorcalled for God to damn the US . [Oooops!]

 

1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura.
Looks like every central casting’s #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.

2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life,
and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.
3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)

4. Can’t speak in a fake, southern, “black preacher voice” when necessary.

5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School
…and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.

6. Doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol, and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college.
Too square for today’s America ?

7. Represents an America of “yesterday”, where people believed in God, went to Church,
didn’t screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!

8. Has a family of five great sons….and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab.
But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that “choice” deserves America ‘s scorn.

9. Oh yes…..he’s a MORMON. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members
to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally conservative, charitable, self-reliant, and honest.

10. And one more point…..pundits say because of his wealth, he can’t relate to ordinary Americans.
I guess that’s because he made that money HIMSELF…..as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad.
Apparently, he didn’t understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you unrelatable to Americans.

My goodness, it’s a strange world, isn’t it?

Personal Information:

His full Name is: Willard Mitt Romney
He was Born: March 12, 1947 and is 65 years old.

His Father: George W. Romney, former Governor of the State of Michigan

He was raised in Bloomfield Hills , Michigan

He is Married to Ann Romney since 1969; they five children.

Education:
B.A. from Brigham Young University ,

J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University

Religion:
Mormon – The Church of Jesus Chris t of the Latter-Day Saints

After going to both Harvard Business School and
Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan
bar exam, but never worked as an attorney.

In 1984, he co-founded Bain Capital a private equityinvestment firm, one of the largest such firms in theUnited States.

In 1994, he ran for Senator of Massachusetts and lostto Ted Kennedy.

He was President and CEO of the 2002 Winter OlympicGames.

In 2002, he was elected Governor of the State of
Massachusetts where he eliminated a 1.5 billion deficit.

*Some Interesting Facts about Romney:

Bain Capital, starting with one small office supply store
in Massachusetts , turned it into Staples; now over
2,000 stores employing 90,000 people.

Bain Capital also worked to perform the same kinds
of business miracles again and again, with companies
like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel,
Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama,
Home Depot Supply and many others.

He was an unpaid volunteer campaign worker forhis dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

He was an unpaid intern in his dad’s governor’s
office for eight years.

He was an unpaid bishop and state president of
his church for ten years.

He was an unpaid President of the Salt Lake
Olympic Committee for three years.

He took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.

He gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity.

Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest self-made menin our country but has given more back to its citizensin terms of money, service and time than most men.

And in 2011 Mitt Romney gave over $4 million to charity,
almost 19% of his income…. Just for comparison purposes,
Obama gave 1% and Joe Biden gave $300 or .0013%.

Mitt Romney is Trustworthy:

He will show us his birth certificate

He will show us his high school and college transcripts.

He will show us his social security card.

He will show us his law degree.

He will show us his draft notice.

He will show us his medical records.

He will show us his income tax records.

He will show us he has nothing to hide.

Mitt Romney’s background, experience and
trustworthiness show him to be a great leader and
an excellent citizen for President of the United States .

You may think that Romney may not be the best
representative the Republicans could have selected.
At least I know what religion he is, and that he won’t
desecrate the flag, bow down to foreign powers,
or practice fiscal irresponsibility.

I know he has the ability to turn this financial debaclethat the current regime has gotten us into. We won’tlike all the things necessary to recover from thisdebt, but someone with Romney’s background can do it.

But, on the minus side, he never was a “CommunityOrganizer”, never took drugs or smoked pot, nevergot drunk, did not associate with communistsor terrorists, nor did he attend a church whose pastorcalled for God to damn the US . [Oooops!]

 

House votes to repeal the death panel…..We were told there was no death panel ?????

By: John Hayward  
3/22/2012 02:39 PM

The House of Representatives voted 223-181 to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board, the ObamaCare “death panel” of 15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats who would ration health care for seniors, and impose price controls on medicine.

Sadly, an even grimmer death panel awaits the Protecting Access to Health Care (PATH) Act, which must now walk the green mile to doom in the Senate. The Democrats still control the Senate, and they love the idea of bureaucratic panels imposing price controls. They’re certainly not going to force President Obama to veto a bill that would repeal a key component of his bloated and dying health-care monstrosity.

.  Instead, they’ll keep pushing one of the most persistent and dangerous delusions of the modern era, which is that price controls can be imposed without reducing quality and/or supply.  That’s never actually happened, but statist politicians will never stop insisting they can impose “affordable prices” with a swish and flick of their magic wands.

By now, most people know about the bureaucracy created by ObamaCare, but less widely known is the fate of anyone who dares to challenge its edicts.  As the National Right to Life Committee explains in a heavily documented fact sheet:

The Commission’s recommendations are to be ones “that the Secretary [of Health and Human Services] or other Federal agencies can implement administratively.”  In turn, the Secretary of Health and Human Services is empowered to impose “quality and efficiency” measures on hospitals, requiring them to report on their compliance with them.  Doctors will have to comply with such quality measures in order to be able to contract with any qualified insurance plan.

Basically, doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers will be told by Washington just what diagnostic tests and medical care are considered to meet “quality and efficiency” standards – not only for federally funded programs like Medicare, but also for health care paid for by private citizens and their nongovernmental health insurance.

(Emphasis mine.)  That’s what we’re talking about here: price controls and quality standards imposed through coercion, under the pain of being driven out of business, impervious to anything less than a congressional super-majority vote – a very rare event.  The objective of these limits is to keep health care costs below the rate of medical inflation.  Given the penalties they face, don’t expect a lot of doctors to fool around with administering care in excess of what the IPAB decrees.  Anything else you hear from Senate Democrats or the Obama Administration is pure spin.

Part of that spin has been a remarkable degree of sorcery surrounding the “cost” of repealing the IPAB.  Democrats simultaneously claim that the death panel would hardly have to do any rationing at all for the next ten years… and that repealing it will cost $3.1 billion.  These talking points are based on a range of Congressional Budget Office projections, evaluating possible scenarios through 2022.  If you tell a Democrat that the IPAB will impose brutal rationing on seniors, they’ll say no, it’s just going to sit there minding its own business for the next decade, because the growth of health care costs is projected to slow down.  If you then propose repealing the IPAB because it’s unnecessary, the very same Democrats will spin on a dime and shriek that repeal will slap another $3 billion on the deficit, which they otherwise could not care less about.

There’s more in the PATH Act than just repeal of the death panels, as House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) explained in a statement:

“In addition to repealing a key provision of the health care law, the PATH Act includes reforms that will actually lower the cost of health care, a glaring omission in the president’s law. The health care law failed to provide any meaningful reform to the broken and costly medical liability system, which is currently one of the largest cost drivers in our health care system. The current system is responsible for as much as $200 billion a year in unnecessary spending on defensive medicine; it fails to compensate injured patients in a fair and timely manner, and it threatens access to quality health care by driving good doctors out of high-risk specialties such as obstetrics and neurosurgery. The president promised to look at Republican ideas for medical liability reform. Passing this legislation is the first step toward allowing the president to make good on his promise.

Health care decisions should be made between doctors and patients—that relationship does not work when bureaucrats and trial lawyers come between them.”

http://www.humanevents.com/2012/03/22/house-votes-to-repeal-the-death-panel/

According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Americans overwhelmingly favor the complete repeal of ObamaCare, 56-39 percent.  It joins construction of the Keystone XL pipeline (57-29 percent according to a Gallup poll released Thursday) as something America desperately wants, but cannot have, as long as the Democrat Party controls the White House and Senate.

 

Sarah Palin Slaps Down Bob Beckel on Death Panels (Video)

http://www.humanevents.com/2012/06/29/ouch-sarah-palin-slaps-down-bob-beckel-on-death-panels-video/

Bob Beckel: Governor, that deception, does that go for the death panels that were never real, that you said were in there?

Sarah Palin: Oh, it’s in there. There’s a faceless bureaucratic panel, and the acronym is the IPAB, and it will be a board that will tell you Bob, whether your level of productivity in society is worthy of receiving the rationed care that will be a result of Obamacare. Consider this Bob, it defies all common sense to ever consider that health care won’t be rationed  

when, obviously with more and more enrollees in the program and fewer and fewer services being provided because it will be so inefficient and expensive and bureaucratic, of course, healthcare in a socialized system which this will become, it will be rationed.

Greg Gutfeld: Governor, way to put Bob in his place. Nicely done. He’s speechless. I think she just called him stupid.

A Congressional committee voted to remove the IPAB death panels in March    (The death panels that aren’t in Obama care) ?????    

Greg Gutfeld  130,000 Elderly are euthanized because Hospitals dont have enough beds. ???    http://www.humanevents.com/2012/06/29/ouch-sarah-palin-slaps-down-bob-beckel-on-death-panels-video/

Buffett close to the Obama Administration, might enjoy owning dozens of media outlets in swing states Virginia and North Carolina in an election year.

63 daily and weekly newspapers scattered throughout the U.S. Southeast, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, will be operated under BH Media Group, a new subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway

This is only speculation — some might wonder if Buffett, who has been close to the Obama Administration, might enjoy owning dozens of media outlets in swing states Virginia and North Carolina in an election year.

Dont forget Buffets highly skeptical comments in his 2007 letter to shareholders.(Quotes”)
When an industry’s underlying economics are crumbling, talented management may slow the rate of decline. Eventually, though, eroding fundamentals will overwhelm managerial brilliance,” he said in discussing the shrinking profits at his first newspaper holding, the Buffalo News.

But Buffett was adamant that the World-Herald deal was “reasonable,” and told shareholders earlier this month they were likely to see him do more.
“We may buy more newspapers. I think the economics work out OK,” Buffett said at Berkshire’s annual meeting on May 5.

Buffett under Obamas influence.(is he senile?) buying up all of these news papers and media?? possible that with Comcast, NBC ect already in liberal hands now the buyup of struggling newspapers and weekly’s.
There is also the attacks on Rupert Murdoch to consider. the only opposing voice to progressive socialist double-dealing media.

Congressional Socialists violate their Oath Of Office

Socialism’s endgame is Communism. Communism is the opposite of our Republican form of national government. Communism requires abandoning Constitutionally-guaranteed rights of individual citizens for the “common good” of collective society.

The Communist Manifesto demands the following: (1) end of private property ownership, (2) progressive and heavy taxation, (3) end of inheritance rights, (4) government confiscation of property of emigrants and rebels, (5) a national central bank, (6) government control of transportation and communication, (7) government ownership of factories and agriculture, (8) government control of labor, (9) corporate mega-farms to replace family farms, (10) regional planning, (11) government control of education.

If you think America is abandoning its Constitution and slouching into Socialism, consider yourself perceptive. According to the Democratic Socialists of America  and the Socialist elected officials members list on the Progressive Caucus. America now has 58 elected Congressional Representatives in the US House of Representatives who are members of the Democratic Socialists of America. They help create our national policies and laws.

Article 6 of our US Constitution says, in part, “. . . The Senators and Representatives before mentioned (in Article 6), and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution . . . “

Elected officials who support the goals of Socialism do not and can not support the US Constitution. Those are mutually exclusive philosophies of government.

Congressional Socialists violate their Oath Of Office, fraudulently continue serving in office, and are prime candidates for prosecution for treason.

Socialists in Congress tend to support legislation such as HR-701, the Conservation And Reinvestment Act (CARA) which would spend US Treasury funds to condemn and force buyout of rural citizens’ land and to relocate rural folks to giant hive cities where they can be more easily controlled and managed through dependency on government.

Congressional Socialists tend to support massive land-grabs such as The Wildlands Project designed to return 50% of the United States to pre-Columbian wilderness. Congressional Socialists tend to support massive tax increases, massive government spending, restrictive regulations, unlimited immigration, taxing workers to reward drone citizens, federal control of education, and supporting and expanding international control of America through the United Nations.

**The Democratic Socialists of America, Progressive Caucus members list website, lists the following elected Representatives in the US House of Representatives as members:

·             Neil Abercrombie (HI-01),

 Tammy Baldwin (WI-02),

·           Xavier Becerra (CA-30),

·          David Bonior (MI-10),

·           Corrine Brown (FL-03),

·          Sherrod Brown (OH-13),

·         Michael Capuano (MA-08),

·          Julia Carson (IN-10),

·           William Clay (MO-01),

·           John Conyers (MI-14),

·           Danny Davis (IL-07),

·           Peter DeFazio (OR-04),

·          Rosa DeLauro (CT-03),

·           Lane Evans (IL-17),

·          Eni Faleomavaega (American Samoa),

·           Sam Farr (CA-17),

·           Chaka Fattah (PA-02),

·            Bob Filner (CA-50),

·            Barney Frank (MA-04),

·            Luis Gutierrez (IL-04),

·            Earl Hilliard (AL-07),

·            Maurice Hinchey (NY-26),

·           Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02),

·           Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18),

·          Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH-11),

·          Marcy Kaptur (OH-09),

·         Tom Lantos (CA-12),

·        John Lewis (GA-05),

·         Jim McDermott (WA-07),

·         James P. McGovern (MA-03),

·         Carrie Meek (FL-17),

·        George Miller (CA-07),

·        Patsy Mink (HI-02),

·       Jerry Nadler (NY-08),

·       Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC),

·       John Oliver (MA-01),

·        Ed Pastor (AZ-02),

·         Donald Payne (NJ-10).,

·          Nancy Pelosi (CA-08),

·          Jan Schakowski (IL-09),

·            Jose Serrany (NY-16),

              Hilds Solis (CA-31),

·            Pete Stark (CA-13),

·            Bennie Thompson (MS-02),

·           John Tierney (MA-06),

·            Tom Udall (NM-03),

·          Nydia Velazquez (NY-12),

·           Maxine Waters (CA-35),

·          Mel Watt (NC-12),

·           Henry Waxman (CA-29),

  • ·           Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)

If a Senior Citizen is Classified as an “outpatient” at a Hospital in an Emergency Setting.

Woodrow Wilcox is the senior medical bill case worker at Senior Care Insurance Services in Merrillville, Indiana.

Wilcox has saved senior citizen clients of that insurance agency over one million dollars by finding and correcting medical bill errors that were caused by mistakes in the Medicare system.

Basically, if a senior citizen is classified as an “outpatient” at a hospital in an emergency setting almost all the medicines that the senior citizen takes while in the hospital will not be covered by Medicare. For some of the clients of this insurance agency, this has resulted in hospital medicine bills of over a thousand dollars.

Under current Medicare rules, the senior citizen is supposed to pay the hospital prescription medicine bill first, and then send copies of the bill and the reasons for needing to go to the hospital to the Medicare Part D prescription drug company to get some reimbursement, if any. If a medicine is not on the formulary list of the Part D policy, then the senior citizen must file for an exception. Most senior citizen hospital patients don’t need or want this much paperwork.

So, the federal Medicare system puts a greater burden on senior citizens by forcing them to pay for prescription medicines that they receive when they are in an “outpatient” status in the hospital and then file more and more paperwork to try to get some reimbursement for the money that they spend on those prescription medicines.

In addition to this, hospital personnel have told me that since 2009 U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder has enforced new rules that often require hospitals and doctors to classify senior citizens who stay overnight in a hospital as “outpatients” despite the fact that the patient was in the hospital overnight. This puts more senior citizens under the burdens of the SELF ADMINISTERED DRUGS rule. Because of the rules placed and enforced by Eric Holder and President Obama, the federal government and Medicare Part D policy companies are saving money by not paying for many hospital administered prescription medicines, but millions of senior citizens are paying billions of dollars more to prescription drug companies.

Note:For other articles by Wilcox, visit various publishing websites including www.dakotavoice.com and www.ame

find it at www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/11333.pdf