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Monday, December 31, 2007

Huckabee to USA: Give Up Your Sovereignty!

http://www.nationalexpositor.com/News/840.html

Mike Huckabee recently named Richard Haas (the President of the CFR) as his advisor on foreign policy. CNN's WOLF BLITZER asked "Who are your principal foreign policy advisers, Governor?" Mike Huckabee responded: "Well, I have a number of people from whom I get policy. I'm talking to Frank Gaffney, I talk to Richard Haas.."

So what does Richard Haas believe in? Here's an article below which was written by Haas for the Tapei Times. It basically states the Bill of Rights and Constitution should be given up in favor of a cooperative world body run by elite consensus. Who needs individual rights in the techno-futuristic world police state? And you thought liberty was in jeopardy now? Just wait till you see what your children will have to deal with. Get activated folks, These police state freaks want to shape your future into a control grid enforced through the fear based reaction to state sponsored false flag terror.

State Sovereignty Must be Altered in Globalized Era

In the age of globalization, states should give up some sovereignty to world bodies in order to protect their own interests

By Richard Haass

Taipei Times - For 350 years, sovereignty -- the notion that states are the central actors on the world stage and that governments are essentially free to do what they want within their own territory but not within the territory of other states -- has provided the organizing principle of international relations. The time has come to rethink this notion.

The world's 190-plus states now co-exist with a larger number of powerful non-sovereign and at least partly (and often largely) independent actors, ranging from corporations to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), from terrorist groups to drug cartels, from regional and global institutions to banks and private equity funds. The sovereign state is influenced by them (for better and for worse) as much as it is able to influence them. The near monopoly of power once enjoyed by sovereign entities is being eroded.

As a result, new mechanisms are needed for regional and global governance that include actors other than states. This is not to argue that Microsoft, Amnesty International, or Goldman Sachs be given seats in the UN General Assembly, but it does mean including representatives of such organizations in regional and global deliberations when they have the capacity to affect whether and how regional and global challenges are met.

Less is more

Moreover, states must be prepared to cede some sovereignty to world bodies if the international system is to function. This is already taking place in the trade realm. Governments agree to accept the rulings of the WTO because on balance they benefit from an international trading order even if a particular decision requires that they alter a practice that is their sovereign right to carry out.

Some governments are prepared to give up elements of sovereignty to address the threat of global climate change. Under one such arrangement, the Kyoto Protocol, which runs through 2012, signatories agree to cap specific emissions. What is needed now is a successor arrangement in which a larger number of governments, including the US, China, and India, accept emissions limits or adopt common standards because they recognize that they would be worse off if no country did.

All of this suggests that sovereignty must be redefined if states are to cope with globalization. At its core, globalization entails the increasing volume, velocity, and importance of flows -- within and across borders -- of people, ideas, greenhouse gases, goods, dollars, drugs, viruses, e-mails, weapons and a good deal else, challenging one of sovereignty's fundamental principles: the ability to control what crosses borders in either direction. Sovereign states increasingly measure their vulnerability not to one another, but to forces beyond their control.

Globalization thus implies that sovereignty is not only becoming weaker in reality, but that it needs to become weaker. States would be wise to weaken sovereignty in order to protect themselves, because they cannot insulate themselves from what goes on elsewhere. Sovereignty is no longer a sanctuary.

This was demonstrated by the American and world reaction to terrorism. Afghanistan's Taliban government, which provided access and support to al-Qaeda, was removed from power. Similarly, the US' preventive war against an Iraq that ignored the UN and was thought to possess weapons of mass destruction showed that sovereignty no longer provides absolute protection.

Imagine how the world would react if some government were known to be planning to use or transfer a nuclear device or had already done so. Many would argue -- correctly -- that sovereignty provides no protection for that state.

Necessity may also lead to reducing or even eliminating sovereignty when a government, whether from a lack of capacity or conscious policy, is unable to provide for the basic needs of its citizens. This reflects not simply scruples, but a view that state failure and genocide can lead to destabilizing refugee flows and create openings for terrorists to take root.

The NATO intervention in Kosovo was an example where a number of governments chose to violate the sovereignty of another government (Serbia) to stop ethnic cleansing and genocide. By contrast, the mass killing in Rwanda a decade ago and now in Darfur, Sudan, demonstrate the high price of judging sovereignty to be supreme and thus doing little to prevent the slaughter of innocents.

Conditions needed

Our notion of sovereignty must therefore be conditional, even contractual, rather than absolute. If a state fails to live up to its side of the bargain by sponsoring terrorism, either transferring or using weapons of mass destruction, or conducting genocide, then it forfeits the normal benefits of sovereignty and opens itself up to attack, removal or occupation.

The diplomatic challenge for this era is to gain widespread support for principles of state conduct and a procedure for determining remedies when these principles are violated.

The goal should be to redefine sovereignty for the era of globalization, to find a balance between a world of fully sovereign states and an international system of either world government or anarchy.

The basic idea of sovereignty, which still provides a useful constraint on violence between states, needs to be preserved. But the concept needs to be adapted to a world in which the main challenges to order come from what global forces do to states and what governments do to their citizens rather than from what states do to one another.

Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's Course.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

God bless you. Jesus came to Earth just for you.

Church, do we really want Mike Huckabee as President?

http://alabamadefenders.us/defenders/mike_huckabee.html

No.

This televangelist ought to support Ron Paul!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3051024550497129264&q=ohio+world+church+irs&total=1&start=0&num=100&so=0&type=search&plindex=0

Rod Parsley may as well support Ron Paul. His sermon regarding the Federal Reserve is absolutely true. They must be eliminated and there is only one candidate who can do it.

Guess who?

Yes, Ron Paul.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Call me a conspiracy nut... BUT IS THIS APPROPRIATE TO SCROLL UNDERNEATH A RON PAUL INTERVIEW???


Veiled threat from a Neo-Con?

HOUSTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Tuesday defended his Christmas ad amid suggestions that the ordained Baptist minister had gone too far mixing religion and politics.

The ad, which is airing in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, shows Huckabee in front of a Christmas tree as he says, "Are you about worn out by all the television commercials you've been seeing, mostly about politics? Well, I don't blame you. At this time of year sometimes it's nice to pull aside from all of that and just remember that what really matters is the celebration of the birth of Christ and being with our family and friends."

Huckabee is courting evangelical voters and other religious conservatives in his bid to win the Iowa caucuses Jan. 3. In Texas for a fundraiser, he said the ad was a harmless holiday greeting even though it excludes other religions.

"If we are so politically correct in this country that a person can't say enough of the nonsense with the political attack ads could we pause for a few days and say Merry Christmas to each other then we're really, really in trouble as a country," Huckabee said.

Catholic League president Bill Donahue said Huckabee went beyond wishing people a joyous holiday. Donahue said he was especially disturbed by the cross-like image created by a white bookcase in the background of the ad, saying he believed it was a subliminal message.

"What he's trying to say to the evangelicals in western Iowa (is): I'm the real thing," Donahue said Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends. "You know what, sell yourself on your issues, not on what your religion is."

Huckabee said the bookshelf is just a bookshelf and shrugged off the controversy: "I will confess this: If you play the spot backwards it says, 'Paul is dead. Paul is dead.'"

He was joking about the Beatles' recording of "The White Album" and the urban legend that if a portion of the album is played backwards, the words "Paul is dead" is heard, a reference to the very much alive Paul McCartney.

Comment: In light of this being a reply to Ron Paul's statements and also, keeping in mind Huckabee's status as a Neocon (just what are the odds that both frontrunners would have a connection to Arkansas?), could this have been a veiled threat? The media was quick to explain it but it's out there for everyone to see.

Bruce (BruceDCollins.com)


Monday, December 17, 2007

Tea Party '07 leads to 6 million for Ron Paul!!!!

What a day for Ron Paul (www.RonPaul2008.com). A RECORD DAY (surpassing John Kerry's haul of 5.7 million, which was the previous record). This opens up so many possibilities for him now. In fact, they are going to be airing a half hour 'infomercial' on Ron Paul in Iowa next weekend- this, undoubtedly, will transfer to increased support for Ron Paul.

This race is getting very, very interesting.

Tomorrow night, Dr. Paul will be a guest on Glenn Beck for the full hour (check times/listings on CNN Headline News).

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Alex Jones predicted 9/11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGtOFudmHG8

With every layer of onion removed comes a more pungent smell...

ABC News: Apparent Huckabee Backers Smear McCain
Son’s Past Could Come Back to Bite Huckabee Newsweek Periscope Newsweek.com

Tomorrow, will history be made for Ron Paul??? Can't wait!

Tonight, I'm doing a bit of an impromptu show to further explore BlogTalkRadio- most of the program will be a re-broadcast of a great interview I did with David Lowe- plus we'll be counting down to the Ron Paul Tea Party as we pass thru the midnight hour on the West Coast!!!

Join us if you can....

Friday, December 14, 2007

Lots o' stuff coming out about Huckabee

Huckabee Used Group to Supplement His Income - New York Times
Huck's gift-givers ended up in state posts - Kenneth P. Vogel - Politico.com
Huckabee took thousands in gifts, records show Special reports Guardian Un

Sorry for tonight's blogtalkradio broadcast. It was mostly a test run to see how easy the equipment is to use. It's 'so-so' in my opinion. For some reason, I had quite a time with the switchboard reverting back to the main page so it made things a bit difficult.

I will have more info coming soon about The Big Finale in '08. Thanks for your support and listenership. A guest list will be coming soon to the main page.

Take care, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...

Bruce

PS... The blimp is in the air! www.ronpaulblimp.com

and for those who care, remember the money bomb this Sunday- www.RonPaul2008.com

God bless!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Big Finale, Year 3, is a GO...

Big Finale
January 2008


Resuming...

New guests (and old)
New format
Hope it's better!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

From Tom and Nita Horn...

From Tom Horn (raidersnewsnetwork.com):

Some of you may want to share this video of me and Nita on the Harvest Show with your mailing lists. The discussion is on biotechnology and redefining what it means to be human. Also the possibility that new sciences could create a new "Nephilim".

Link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5834887271685956529

Monday, November 05, 2007

Will make a decision on The Big Finale...

this week (probably by mid-week).

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to improve the show? You can post here or email me at Bruce@brucedcollins.com

I'm leaning toward the affirmative. I believe it to be the right thing to do.

Ron Paul having a huge donation surge...

RonPaul2008.com

This should put him back on track to reach 12 million by December 31st.

The revolution starts now...

Friday, November 02, 2007

Gold tops $800

...and word from GoldMoney.com that they will not be taking bank transfers in the future due to regulatory practices. You have to do an international wire transfer after December 15th.

You know, it's getting harder to hide money outside the United States. Wonder why?

Great Column from Conservative 'legend', Patrick J. Buchanon

Sinking currency, sinking country

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My column at RaidersNewsNetwork.com/ AmericanChronicle.com, etc

The Age of Turbulence, Engineered
Bruce Collins
October 29, 2007

In August, Alan Greenspan’s memoirs, titled “The Age of Turbulence: Adventures In A New World”, debuted with plenty of media fanfare. Greenspan hit the interview circuit with a passion, appearing on financial networks, major talk shows and news magazines.

It was oddly like the hoopla that networks display when the cast of a formerly beloved television show reunite- our old pal Alan was back without missing a beat.

To Greenspan, his penned masterpiece was an explanation of his two decades at the Federal Reserve and his views of future economic trends. To others, it was a heavy handed justification for Central Bank manipulation.

The interesting thing about “The Age of Turbulence” is that almost none of the media yet acknowledges that the turbulence belongs, in large part, to Alan Greenspan, the US government and the Federal Reserve.

There are certain turbulent events in nature and human action that happen on a regular basis that no economic guru can foresee or modify. However, economic ‘turbulence’, although largely ignored in the media, has almost exclusively been influenced.

Years ago, Alan Greenspan was an associate of philosopher Ayn Rand, forming a twenty year relationship. While Rand was no proponent of religion, she was against the evils of collectivism, opting for individual rights instead. Rand had her faults, in my opinion, because she did not understand that God-given rights also require God-given responsibilities, such as charity and service.

Nonetheless, through Rand, Greenspan understood the dangers of a collective thought process running concurrently within media, government and the cultural elites.

Greenspan even understood the value of a currency being tied to a gold standard. He wrote of the dangers of inflation (which occurs when the Federal Reserve prints money that is not tied to a tangible asset such as gold) in 1966. In July 2000, he admitted to his "having actually attended a seminar of Ludwig von Mises" in the 1960s and also admitted that many of the concepts developed by Austrian economics and Von Mises “still are all right."

Yet, when he became the Federal Reserve Chairman, he seemingly abandoned all good sense about economics.

During the Greenspan era, booms and busts were orchestrated every few years. One after another bubble occurred with the Fed Chairman usually “unaware” that we were in the midst of another “irrational exuberance.”

The latest Fed orchestrated mess is the housing bust and dollar collapse. Again, Greenspan, just shy of retirement, was not warning the masses of the latent danger.

A man, well versed in Austrian economics and a protégé of Ayn Rand, did not seem to understand the potential catastrophe of another fiat currency debacle. This was also a man who understood the dangers of collectivism.

What went wrong?

Perhaps Ms. Rand’s biography gives us a clue.

"Do you think Alan might basically be a social climber?" Rand once asked a mutual shared contact.

Alan Greenspan joined the collective.

It was Alan Greenspan who, in later years, decided that gold was merely a “barbarous relic” and not relevant to the ‘new world.’ It was Greenspan who threw away his belief in individualism and Austrian economics and opted for the socialist, and widely accepted, Keynesian view of economics.

It was Greenspan who was admired by the media, called “The Maestro” by Bob Woodward, all the while allowing the US dollar to careen out of control.

It was the Alan Greenspan Federal Reserve that walked hand in hand by printing money in pace with big government deficit spending of the last twenty years.

In 2003, during the peak of a bubble that was obviously going to burst, Alan Greenspan spoke something so absurd, it must have been a ploy to either bankrupt the middle class or keep the economy going. I’ll let the reader decide.

The details brilliantly retold from an article titled, “There Goes The Neighborhood” by Benjamin Wallace-Wells:

“One of these spells flared up during the last week in February, when Greenspan recommended that the home-owning public take a good hard look at switching from fixed-rate mortgages, under whose terms payments stay the same no matter what interest rates do, to adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs), where payments fluctuate along with interest rates--which, right now, makes close to zero sense. Interest rates are lower than they've been in 30 years, and, with all economists predicting a general economic upturn, and Bush's budget deficit and the weak dollar sucking up capital, little doubt exists that interest rates must rise, in which case, switching from a fixed-rate to adjustable-rate mortgage would be pretty costly for any family naïve enough to take Greenspan at his word. The episode did not pass completely without critical notice. It was "the strangest bit of advice ever to be proffered by an American central banker," Jim Grant, publisher of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, told the San Francisco Chronicle. Then the press moved on: "Oh, it's just Greenspan."

“But sometimes wacko ideas can betray deeper truths. It is tempting to ask what stake the chairman might have in trying to convince millions of people to do something so contrary to their own interest. “

Now, this episode is even more interesting when you consider that by 2005, Greenspan was warning of a house price crash. His wish came true.

Yes, we are in an age of turbulence, but much of it created by our Central Banking system. One must ask, why would smart economists do such dumb things?

I think Glenn Beck, the highly popular CNN host, is on to something. Paraphrasing, Glenn said recently,” At the risk of sounding like Ron Paul, I believe that the government is on a course to hyperinflate our currency so that they can introduce the Amero in a few years.”

I’m happy to see a national personality get it (even if they may not fully get it). We are on a course, thanks to the elites such as Mr. Greenspan, to blur our borders with Canada and Mexico and we are on a course to collapse our dollar to introduce this new currency.

I only know of one candidate running for President who seems to get it. I only know one candidate who understands the principle of sound money and Austrian economics. I am only aware of one Presidential entrant who knows how close we are to Martial Law and totalitarian government. Only one, if elected, has pledged to do away with the socialist Federal Reserve system.

That’s Ron Paul.

Fed cuts once again...

More Central Bank manipulation- for sure, prices are going to skyrocket in upcoming months. the dollar will be falling like a brick.

They might save the housing market with this tangent, but they'll devastate far more.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

John Lennon once sang, Strange Days Indeed

This is truly a unique time in American history when it comes to the economy.

We most definitely have deflation in the housing market and the credit crunch, full blown, would most certainly cause a deflationary collapse, if unchecked (or maybe un-engineered is a better term). So, there are signs that look reminiscent of the 1930's depression.

On the other hand, look at the prices of groceries, oil and the price of commodities? Looks like the Jimmy Carter/ 1970s inflation.

Where are we headed? I have to believe it will be as follows: inflation, hyperinflation and then deflation.

We have the inflation now (with certain asset deflation due to over-speculation that occurs in a fiat and/or inflationary monetary system). So, basically, we can say that housing went thru the cycle of inflation, hyperinflation (bubble, in this case) and deflation before the rest of the economy. That happens.

However, this overall inflation will jump to hyperinflation, in my opinion, because the Federal Reserve is a monetary engineering machine. It would be different if our currency was tied to an asset and we could not print our way out of a problem. Today, if the temptation to print more of an ever increasing worthless currency is strong because it solves temporary economic collapse, they will do this. They will print and print and print until we have Weimar Republic or Argentina style hyperinflation.

They will print until they cannot print anymore- undoubtedly followed by an introduction to a new currency (Amero?).

Strange Days Indeed.

Monday, October 15, 2007

News of Interest for Monday, October 15th...

Warning: Inflation is hazardous to your wallet.


Financial analyst and money manager for high net worth clients, Stephen Leeb, is telling his clients and newsletter subscribers, "buy gold." According to a October 11, 2007 article in the New York Sun, Mr. Leeb believes the growth in the Third World will create "an uncontrollable inflationary spiral." Pointing to past cycles such as in the 1970s, where a sharp rise in commodity prices led to gold prices increasing 33% per year, Mr. Leeb is recommending that his clients buy gold. "[G]old performs best when inflation is accelerating. The rapid rise in commodities prices in recent years almost surely will lead to increasing inflation as they work through the production process."







Banks to Set Up $80 Bln Fund to Limit Credit Crunch - Just what the United States needs, more liquidity sloshing around (hence, more inflation!).





Sorry for the delay...

Sorry I haven't kept up lately with this blog. I'll try to do better.

I'm also thinking about coming back to The Big Finale in January. It's something that I miss greatly. I found myself learning so much from many of the guests. That's why I don't use the hour to talk about myself, I'm really just a learner. I've been privileged to have a lot of smart and fascinating guests.



Take care!
Bruce

Friday, September 07, 2007

Whew! keeping busy...

Hello all--

Despite the fact that I have decided to not continue doing The Big Finale, my life doesn't seem less busy. My 'day job' is busy at times (although this week wasn't too bad).

I'm still going to be doing book reviews for Raidersnewsnetwork.com and I intend to work on this blog and make it what it should be (or could be, at least).

I loved doing The Big Finale but it was more difficult than I ever imagined. Trying to keep up by reading the guest's books, formulating questions and contacting future guests (while trying to remain in touch with upcoming guests so they didn't forget when they were going to be on the show) was a lot of work. I did it for two years and it was great but the audience was very very small.

The most hits my website ever got in one day was 200 but, typically, my website usually only reaches 20-50 on Fridays. Even less than that about a quarter of the time. You can be sure when your audience is this small, you're preaching to the choir. That's ok but I had hoped for more.

I've really found the economic news fascinating as of late. Here we have an economic system that is literally sensitive to going in either direction: deflation from an imploding credit crunch or inflation from massive liquidity being pumped into the banking system.

Which one will win? My money is on inflation at this point.

I'll try to devote more time to this blog and have a regular comment and/or news items to share with all of you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Bruce

Friday, August 24, 2007

Big Finale Tonight...

Host: David Lowe, the author of Earthquake Resurrection

, Guest: Kim Olsen---
Should be an outstanding hour!

Don't miss it! 7pm PST/10pm EST tonight...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Chopper's always gassed and ready...


News of Interest for August 23rd...

Well, the markets seem relatively quiet now that the Fed has been spoon feeding them. With most of the ARM resets before us, do you think it's not beyond the realm of reason to expect a flood of liquidity ahead of us?

You bet your bottom dollar.

American Home Foreclosures Leap 93% in a Year
Over 8.5m Will Be Denied Credit as Level of Debt Soars
Stocks struggle on credit woes
Bank borrowing from the Fed surges
Subprime may be hitting credit cards, too
Countrywide CEO sees recession ahead If only he'd seen a housing bubble ahead!
Ron Paul wins Washington State straw poll I know these mean little to the final tally but there is hope...

Friday, August 17, 2007

The Big Finale...TONIGHT!!!

My guest tonight is Doug Tjaden and we will be having an up to the minute discussion on the economy. It should be great!

Doug's website is www.traditionsofmen.org

Show starts at 7pm PST at www.radiohaven.net

"See" YOU there!!!


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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Buying Opportunity of a Lifetime...

Time to Buy Gold Stocks

A lot of talk about the Yen Carry Trade today...

I found this interesting write up from March of this year:

I've always believed that if the BoJ were to bring interest rates back up to normal, growth would continue at its pace as well as a sharp increase in inflation, what with something like $1 trillion in the carry potential repatriating. That should solve a lot of the world's liquidity problems as well. That would mean further interest rates would not necessarily be needed from the Bank of England, Reserve Bank of Australia, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Bank of Canada, European Central Bank and of course our own Federal Reserve. All that money in our system slowly moving back to Japan would do the dirty work for the world's central bankers.

So, is this a central bank orchestrated event? That would make sense as this would free up some money (in addition to another $17 billion being pumped into American banks).

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

News of Interest for August 15th....

Only 8 more months until our taxes are due!

Bank Runs
Stock Market Brushfire; Will There Be a Run on the Banks?
If Americans Stop Shopping, Then Panic
Homebuilders' confidence at 16-year low -maybe they could use some Tony Robbins' positive thinking tapes :-) By the way, is that guy still around and what happened to Carlton Sheets, the real estate infomercial guru- has he survived the meltdown??
Berkeley Analysis Confirms FMNN Report of Big Iowa Win for Ron Paul
High-risk spending – Ron Paul = Is it possible to be too smart to be electable?
The mortgage crunch bites even the rich Less tea and crumpets for the snooty crowd
All signs point to housing glut
Millionaire hopefuls' cash gone with breeze Whatever happened to that IamFacingForeclosure.com/ Casey Serin guy? Ah, fame is fleeting.
The Fed Bought What?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

News of Interest for August 14th...

The Fed decided not to pump liquidity into the markets today. What happened? At present, the Dow sank over 100 points. A very slippery slope, indeed.

My 401(K) has a cash position that seemingly looks like a good place to park money while the US Stock market practices kamikaze moves. What's wrong with that? Well, when you dig deeper, much of the "CASH" are mortgage-backed securities. It really makes you wonder what all will be devastated when this thing finally hits the last barricade and leaps over the cliff.... If you have a cash position in your 401 (K), you might be better served just putting your money in the international fund (especially if your company does not offer inflation protection).

California cities fill foreclosure list "We built this city on massive debt..."
Wholesale inflation jumps in July The worst of all worlds, our housing 'investments' are going down while everything else goes up.
Housing woes hammer Home Depot, Wal-Mart
Mattel recalls over 9M more toys Santa, have you been poisoning my kids?
What Does "Fed Pumps $68 Billion into Banking System" Actually Mean?

Monday, August 13, 2007

News of Interest for August 13th...

Credit Problems are Too Big for the Feds to Fix - but they'll try with newly printed bills...today, they added another $2B into the markets and the Dow still finished down slightly. Imagine what would happen to the Dow if they weren't tinkering. Now, imagine what is happening to your currency with their tinkering. Yikes!
Asia and the Vicious Cycle of Bank Bailouts
Kindling for the Real Estate Inferno
Financial System in Jeopardy! - maybe Greg Kihn can resurrect his 80's career with a new financially based song, "Our Money's in Jeopardy"
A wicked credit crunch
Storm clouds for builders – San Francisco Chronicle
Ron Paul: Nearly 10% in Iowa straw poll
What You Didn't Know: Government Agencies, Federations Quietly Developing Technology For Prophetic 'Global ID System', Not Just National ID


World's First RFID Smart Retail System Launched
SCHMIDT RFID, a leading RFID solution provider has launched the world’s first Smart Retail System (SRS) which uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and sophisticated software. The system offers customers a unique and innovative shopping experience.

I seem to remember these headlines being written in a book over two thousand years ago:

REVELATION 13:16 "And he causeth all ... to receive a mark in their right hand or foreheads, that no man might buy or sell save he that had the mark"

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Straw Poll Results...Style over SUBSTANCE (AND does McCain have an EXIT strategy?)...

Iowa Straw Poll Results

Mitt Romney4,516 / 31.5%

Mike Huckabee2,587 / 18.1%

Sam Brownback2,192 / 15.3%

Tom Tancredo1,961 / 13.7%

Ron Paul1,305 / 9.1%

Tommy Thompson1,039 / 7.3%

Fred Thompson203 / 1.4%

Rudy Giuliani183 / 1.3%

Duncan Hunter174 / 1.2%

John McCain101 / 1.0%

John Cox41 / .1%

14,302 Total Votes
26,000 Total Tickets Sold

Source: Cyclone Conservativeshttp://cycloneconservatives.blogspot.com/2007/08/mitt-romney-wins-ames-straw-poll.html

Coming Soon To A Country Near You...

CHINESE LAUNCH HIGH-TECH PLAN TO TRACK PEOPLE...

>>Starting this month in a port neighborhood and then spreading across Shenzhen, a city of 12.4 million people, residency cards fitted with powerful computer chips programmed by the same company will be issued to most citizens.<<

Who says the countries of the world aren't working together? This is exactly the NATIONAL ID card proposed for May 2008 in the USA.

To quote my ancestors: LIVE FREE OR DIE.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

News of Interest for August 9th...

Sorry I'm posting this news so late...Very busy day for me!

Wow, the Dow really took a tumble today and I wouldn't be surprised if there are more days like this to follow. HIGH volatility right now. It's better to hold cash until you can recognize a bottom and then, by all means, dive into stocks that will do good under an inflationary scenario- because the Fed is juicing the monetary supply. They doubled output this week (and several other countries did also, which proves when this thing gets out of hand, commodities will be a better bet than foreign fiat currencies)...

I also thought this was pretty cool: WWE Wrestler Kane Supports Ron Paul (Sooo, he's actually a GOOD GUY)... When I was a promoter, I mostly met 80's wrestling stars, not the current ones (although I did meet the Rock- nice guy)... but Kane seems pretty sharp, all of a sudden.

Chinese Prosperity Will Set Off Global Food Inflation

Terrorists Teaming With Drug Cartels

Asian shares tumble on Wall Street selloff

Ron Paul quietly converting GOP believers

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

My guest this Friday on the Big Finale...

Keith A. Robinson, author of the sensational new book, Logic's End: A Novel About The Origin Of Life In The Universe

www.anomalospublishing.com/logic

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

News of Interest for August 7th...

My article:
The Federal Reserve: Destroyed From The Inside Out

My friend Lynn Marzulli, who recently appeared on Coast to Coast AM, and had an internet radio show that followed mine on Friday nights:
The Mothman Prophecies


Other stuff:
US Housing Crisis Deepens as American Home Mortgage and Other Lenders Face Defaults
U.S. Productivity Rose 1.8% Last Quarter; Labor Costs Up 2.1%
Blame Greenspan or, more appropriately, just blame the entire Central banking system!
Ron Paul delivers the best moment in the GOP debates

Monday, August 06, 2007

Thanks to Rev. Brian Kluth

Thanks to Brian Kluth for being an outstanding guest on Friday. I'll have the archive up early this week.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Fascinating, and enlightening, website---

http://ml-implode.com/

Gives a list of all the lenders that have imploded in the mortgage lending industry- sobering!

News of Interest for July 31st...


Wow, it's August already (ok, theoretically it's August tomorrow)!

More firms hit by meltdown in subprime loans

Consumer confidence near 6-year high - This is pretty interesting. I wonder if this is 1929/'everything is great' mentality.

Retirement risk: Who's falling short

Housing Death Knell for the Economy

Let's see what they are saying overseas:
Sub-prime crisis may trigger global meltdown

Friday, July 27, 2007

Big Finale Guest Tonight: Craig Pepin-Donat...

Craig Pepin-Donat is going to talk about fitness and health- what works, what doesn't work and what is an outright scam.

Craig's website is http://www.fitadvocate.com/

He'll be with us tonight for the full hour on The Big Finale at 7pm PST/ 10pm EST.

News of Interest for July 27th...


Happy Friday!
Jitters...
Feds: Economy Growth Best in a Year...
Boy's Lemonade Stand Robbed... Obviously, a crime perpetrated to feed the subprime credit addiction

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Death Spiral

Great article from my friend (and a guest twice on The Big Finale), John Rubino:

DEATH SPIRAL

by John Rubino
DollarCollapse.com

July 20, 2007

In “The Coming Collapse of the Dollar,” James Turk and I said this about the effect of a falling dollar on other countries:

Recall that the only reason Japan or Europe can generate even their current meager rates of growth is the willingness of U.S. consumers to buy their Hondas and BMWs. As the dollar plunges, Japanese and European goods, priced in suddenly-appreciating currencies, will become prohibitively expensive for U.S. consumers, who will respond by buying U.S.-made alternatives or nothing at all. Correctly interpreting this change in buying patterns as a threat to their vital export sectors, European and Japanese leaders will respond with the only weapon they have left: monetary inflation. They’ll cut interest rates and buy dollars with their currencies, flooding the world with euros and yen the way the U.S. now floods the world with dollars. The result of these “competitive devaluations” will be a death spiral for all major fiat currencies, in which European or Japanese bonds will fare as badly as their U.S. cousins.

This week the markets got a glimpse of how the competitive devaluation story might play out, as Europe confronted the impact of a “strong” currency. For the past few years, the European Central Bank has shown admirable restraint, raising rates in response to a surging money supply and allowing the market to set the value of the euro. This in turn has caused the euro to soar against the dollar, testing the premise that a system as fragile as Old Europe can’t tolerate an appreciating currency for long. And sure enough, France has begun lobbying for—get this—the right to vote on European Central Bank interest rate policies.
From Bloomberg:

Trichet's Rebuke of French Government Widens Rift With Sarkozy

July 19 -- Jean-Claude Trichet's rebuke of a French demand for a greater voice for governments in setting interest rates deepened a rift with President Nicolas Sarkozy.

``Such declarations are not acceptable,'' European Central Bank spokeswoman Regina Schueller said yesterday on behalf of Trichet. ``The president of the ECB repeats with gravity that any attempt'' to influence the ECB violates the European Union's founding treaty.Sarkozy has complained that the Frankfurt-based central bank's eight interest-rate increases since late 2005 have driven the euro to a record, threatening European exports. While Sarkozy has retreated from a challenge to ECB independence, he said last week he and Trichet are not ``on the same wavelength.''

``For Trichet, more lobbying from the French government undermines the credibility of the ECB and that's what worries him, which is why he's hitting back,'' said Julian Callow, chief European economist at Barclays Capital in London. ``The battle will get more intense as the euro continues to rise.''

The euro rose 0.2 percent yesterday to $1.3810 at 6:11 p.m. in Paris, retreating from a record of $1.3833 set earlier. It's up almost 5 percent this year and 55 percent since the end of 2001.

Sarkozy has criticized the bank's exclusive focus on inflation, and Trichet has questioned Sarkozy's tax cuts that would violate a French pledge earlier this year to reduce the nation's budget deficit.

Trichet’s European Central Bank won this early skirmish, of course. By law the ECB is independent, so a frontal assault by France or any other European country isn’t going to succeed—at first. But anyone who thinks the Eurozone welfare states will maintain their composure with the euro at, say, $1.50, simply doesn’t understand how democracy works in this late, decadent stage of its evolution. If the dollar keeps falling against the euro—as market forces pretty much guarantee that it will in the absence of major intervention—the euro system will have a nervous breakdown. Under pressure from exporters no longer able to sell to U.S. consumers, member governments will change the ECB charter and force it to cut rates, or they’ll start opting out of the common currency, or they’ll adopt wildly inflationary tax-and-spend policies designed to offset the rising euro.


However it plays out, the result will be a world in which competitive devaluations drive the price of all the major currencies inexorably towards their intrinsic value, which is the paper on which they’re printed. But it might be a while before most people notice. As surreal as this sounds, if the major fiat currencies are falling more or less in tandem, to unsophisticated eyes they’ll continue to appear to be stable. That’s been the case for the past few years, with the prices of oil, gold, healthcare and food soaring (which is another way of saying that paper currencies are plunging) while mainstream analysts proclaim inflation low and many of the world’s currencies “strong.”


But as this process accelerates, the fiction of strong and weak currencies will be harder and harder to sell. Inflation will migrate from “good” things like houses and stocks to life’s necessities, and the link between prices and the unit in which prices are expressed will become clear to everyone. Then the death spiral begins.

© 2007 John Rubino
DollarCollapse.com

John Rubino is the author of The Coming Collapse of the Dollar (co-written with James Turk), How to Profit From the Coming Real Estate Bust (Rodale, 2003), and Main Street, Not Wall Street (William Morrow, 1998). A former Wall Street financial analyst and columnist with theStreet.com, he currently writes for Fidelity Magazine and CFA Magazine He lives in Moscow, Idaho. Contact by Email.

Thanks to Jerry E. Smith for being a wonderful guest last night on The Big Finale..



Jerry E. Smith, as usual, was an outstanding guest last night. I really enjoyed learning about the 'Spear of Destiny'. I don't know what to make of it but if the spear truly carried 'power' to cause things to happen amongst powerful leaders, I suppose there could be something sinister controlling it. It's a fascinating topic and we got down to a lot of great information and lore surrounding this most mysterious relic.

In case you missed it, I'll have the archive up sometime this week. JUST A REMINDER: Soon, 99.9% of information on The Big Finale will be found at www.411ing.com/TheBigFinale.html.

I'm converting BruceDCollins.com into a site devoted mostly to my books (as I plan to devote some time to publishing one or two books in the near future).

Have a great weekend all!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

News of Interest for July 18th...

US Preparing Domestic Clampdown? Thanks to Stevequayle.com

Gold rallies on Bernanke's subprime concern Wrong. Gold rallied on Bernanke's inflation concern. As I stated twenty four hours ago, the Fed telegraphed what I just predicted yesterday- they will convey their inflation concerns which will justify future rate increases- but they will not be able to raise rates fast or severely enough to combat runaway inflation.

Difficult conditions worsened in the second quarter

Ron Paul emerges as GOP's unlikely rock star candidate ROCK on!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

News of Interest for July 17th...


It's really the big question: will we face Depression era deflation or 1970's style inflation. The answer is probably both. It looks like inflation is the current issue and don't be surprised (even though a lot of contrarians are predicting rate cuts) if the Fed does not cut rates and, in fact, has to raise rates. They won't be able to raise rates fast enough to stem the inflationary problems but they will sharply destroy the home mortgage industry- in other words, the worst is yet to come in that sector.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Ron Paul's speech from the rally on Saturday

By the way, excellent show with David Lowe and Peter Goodgame. We'll have the archive up soon....

This is the video from Ron Paul's speech on Saturday. I'll have pictures later in the week!

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-l-os1LYjo
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmbN1PdfN44
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMESWU9dAT0
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL534Mj01kQ

Saturday, July 14, 2007

I'll be at the Ron Paul rally today...

Big Ron Paul rally in Mountain View, CA today (www.ronpaulrally.com). Guest speakers include G. Edward Griffin, Joe Bannister and Justin Raimondo. The main speaker, of course, is Ron Paul.

Should be a great deal of fun.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Tomorrow night on The Big Finale...HOST: David Lowe, GUEST: Peter Goodgame

I'm really looking forward to this program... and hope you can join it!

It'll be fantastic.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sir Lancelot Liquidity Lies...

From CNNMoney.com

>>Investors appeared to largely overlook a speech on inflation by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who said energy price spikes have not led to persistent inflation or a recession in recent years.<<

UNbelievable!

News of Interest for July 10th...

Consumer credit rose $12.9 billion in May

Oil prices reach 11-month high

Hyperinflation and the bond markets

Florida foreclosure future shock

Hawaii Big Island Prices Down 20%

Sunday, July 08, 2007

A monstrous beast roaming in the Amazon?


http://news.aol.com/story/_a/amazon-monster-is-only-a-myth-or-is-it/20070708094909990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001
www.RonPaulRally.blogspot.com has the news about Ron Paul's campaign donations --surpassing John McCain!!!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

I will be blogging live at the Ron Paul Rally.

Join me Saturday at 9am PST/ 12pm EST for full coverage of the Ron Paul rally from Mountain View California. I will be there and will be reporting the events live.

I will be bringing a laptop, a digital camera and possibly a webcam.

It will be live at http://www.ronpaulrally.blogspot.com/. Hope you can make it!
Special thanks to Patrick Wood for a great interview last night. We will have the archive posted soon!
Bloggers will be welcome at the Ron Paul Rally next Saturday.

I have conversed with one of the folks behind the scenes with the Ron Paul Rally in Mountain View, CA. Due to the Wi Fi that is available from Google (Google HQ is nearby), bloggers will be welcome to bring their laptops and blog during the rally.

I won't be blogging but I will report on the event later in the day. I will be having lunch in a group of about 200 people after the rally. Ron Paul will be present.

The speakers that will precede Ron Paul are also very dynamic speakers. G. Edward Griffin wrote The Creature From Jekyll Island, which was a very important indictment of the Federal Reserve.

Joe Bannister was an IRS agent who figured out that there was not a law requiring people to pay income taxes. He left the IRS, stopped paying taxes and then when the government took him to court for not paying taxes, he won!

Check out the full list of activities: www.RonPaulRally.com

Friday, July 06, 2007

News of Interest for July 6th...

Global Exodus From the Dollar

$5 trillion of housing wealth gone

Happy Friday, all! Enjoy your weekend...

Bruce

Tonight's guest on The Big Finale, Patrick Wood..


Patrick Wood has been tracking the globalist agenda for over 35 years now, having co-written Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes One and Two in the 70's with the late Dr. Antony Sutton.


Patrick is the editor of the very popular website, http://www.augustreview.com/


The Big Finale, tonight, at 7pm PST/ 10pm EST.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Name That Test & Tune on The Speed Channel Update---

Big Schwag has informed me that "Name That Test & Tune" will be using his real name, Brett Wagner, for the show.

"Name That Test & Tune" premieres on the Speed Channel on July 15th during the Launch Hour.

Casey Serin, the man who traded everything for notoriety...

When I first heard of Casey Serin, he did not carry the label of "the world's most hated blogger."

I only knew him as the young man who made tremendous mistakes in a quest for instant riches. 'Get rich quick' never works but most of us, if we are honest, would probably admit to chasing instant wealth at least once in our lives - usually (and hopefully) when we were young enough to rebound from the ill fated experience.

However, what has transpired recently, is that Serin has apparently realized that money is beyond his reach and fame is the next best thing. I believe this to be the case. His debt must be piling up daily. CashCall isn't getting any wealthier from him.

About the book
In all seriousness, does Casey really believe that droves of people will buy his book? It is not going to be marketed, after all, by a major publisher and as near as I can tell, it's going to be sold as an 'e-book' from someone who resembles the same 'class' as the Rich Jerk (www.richjerk.com). Can you imagine a massive amount of people getting a book about someone's bad mistakes from a shyster looking website? I can't!

The cover is very cool, in my opinion. I like that. However, I can't understand the angle of the book and how people would find it interesting. It's all rehashed news.

My book hasn't been a 'bestseller' but it did have a niche audience- because some people do actually like wrestling and there was a uniqueness to it as there was never an 'insider' book on how to promote the sport. However, how do you categorize a book whose sub-title is "A Mistake." This isn't self help (?). This isn't a success story. Where is the niche audience? Everyone can read about the unfortunate events on Casey's blog (www.iamfacingforeclosure.com) for free.

I have to be honest and say that I am fascinated by all of this because I don't know what's going to happen next. I'm also hopeful, or maybe wishful is a better term, that Casey will turn his life around and seek spiritual, emotional and financial counseling. I do read the blog regularly but I can't see spending money on what is already free.

Unfortunately, Casey has also apparently abandoned his family. Sad. True enough, usually your family will forgive you in time (although his marriage may be over since he left his wife for Australia) but trust will be incredibly hard to build in the years to come.

It's a fascinating world that Casey Serin lives in...

Ron Paul coming to the Bay Area


Ron Paul having a rally near Google HQ in Mountain View, California- very close to where I live and work. Needless to say, I'll be there and I hope you will, too!

Saturday, July 14th at 10am-- with some outstanding guest speakers (who were in the documentary, America:Freedom to Fascism). Should be a wonderful event.

For more info: www.ronpaulrally.com

See you there!

Bruce

I never knew something like this could happen in a swimming pool...

Parents, be watchful over your kids in swimming pools. I know that you shouldn't be diving in headfirst even at the deep end because of the way the pools are built. Many people have broken their necks diving into swimming pools from those little diving boards because the incline under water rises quickly at about the area that someone's head is landing into the water. Pools can be very, very dangerous.

Warning: this story is pretty horrific.

http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_185085504.html

Book on the rise again on Amazon

The book is rising up again. Out of 20 million plus books, the book is now ranked 31,000. By comparison, Rev. Al Sharpton's book, Al on America, which was published in the same year , 2003, is ranked 827,000 +. I only use Rev. Al as an example as he has sufficient media exposure (wouldn't you say?).

Thanks to all who have purchased the book- AND sincere thanks to all who read this blog, listen to Monster Radio or The Big Finale!









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News of Interest for July 5th...

Hope all of you had a happy and safe 4th of July....

Proposed OSHA Regulation Threatens Firearm and Ammunition Industry

Kansas Shoppers Step Over Dying Woman

Number of unsold homes increases

CLAIM: 45 Muslim doctors planned US terror raids...

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Don't ya know? Talkin' 'bout Inflation...

At my 'day job', there has been a lot of banter over rising prices. Most recently, we've heard about an increase in the price of milk (said to be affected by corn/ethanol production).

Today, on the fourth no less when drunk drivers will sadly be using automobiles as dangerous bumper cars, we hear that ethanol is also affecting the price of beer.

http://money.aol.com/news/articles/_a/beer-prices-barrel-higher/20070703085609990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

Aside from this being a heavy blow to the pocketbook of Al Gore's son (GORE'S SON JAILED AFTER 100MPH DUI, DRUG BUST... oops, sorry- got a little political there), this is truly another sign of the dreaded "I" word that is feared by government spinmeisters and CNBC bubbleheads.

Make no mistake, inflation is coming hard. While some deflationary effects taking place in the over-leveraged housing market/ fiasco.




Happy 4th!!!

God bless the USA!

SEVERE WEATHER FORCES NATIONAL MALL EVACUATION

Fed Up With War, Some Won't Pay Taxes...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Congratulations, buddy!

Congratulations to the Big Schwag, the host of Monster Radio and former voice of Discovery Channel's Monster Garage, for his new tv show:Name that Test & Tune on the Speed Channel. It premieres July 15th on the Speed Channel during the Launch Hour.

For more info: speedtv.com

News of Interest for July 3rd...

Happy 4th, all !!!

Layoff Fears Part of 'New Normal'

Oil Hold Above $71 a Barrel

Bear Stearns Meets Possums in Georgia as Foreclosures Increase

Key home sale index slides to six-year low

Credit crunch will 'shred investment portfolios to ribbons'

Saturday, June 30, 2007

I regret having advertised on Iamfacingforeclosure.com

A month and a half ago, I advertised on Iamfacingforeclosure.com. Although in terms of bringing new people to my site (which was good), I did not consider the full picture. I regret now having advertised on a site that has so much controversy and with someone that has had questionable actions in the past (and now present).

I have nothing against Casey Serin (nor anyone else) but I think, overall, it probably wasn't the best thing I've done.

I have only paid Casey for one month for my text ad. Since then, the ad has run for about a month and a half. Today, I submitted an email to Casey and asked him to please remove the link.

Lesson learned: it pays to have a full grasp on who you are advertising with, even though at first glance things seem reasonable.

http://www.iamfacingforeclosure.com

The scene from the UK airport...


Thanks to Terry James...

A thank you for Terry James for allowing last night's interview. I plan to have him back when the sequel to his book is published.


A lot of terrorist activity in the UK right now---

Flaming Car Rams U.K. Airport; 2 Arrests...

LONDON ON THE EDGE

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Did you hear the one about the flag?

I love the American flag. However, as we've seen in recent government entities, symbolism means everything. Do we fly the military flag exclusively for a reason?

It's a good question and one that I do not have the answer to, but after much digging, I wrote this column on raidersnewsnetwork.com.

By These Stripes, We Can Be Healed

News of Interest for June 28th...

Globalist Study Says Citizens Want a World Government Oh, really???

The Worldwide Crack Up Boom, According to Ludwig Von Mises

Pushing National IDs

Oil Rises Above $70 in N.Y. on Increased Demand From Refiners Only the beginning....

Yamana, Northern Orion would merge, take over Meridian

KB Home swings to loss

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Get the feed...and opening up for discussion...

http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheBigFinale

For those of you who use feedburner, Big Finale is here!

Also, I'm going to open up the comments for unmoderated discussion...try to keep it on the 'up and up'!

My guest this Friday on the Big Finale...

Terry James, author of the Rapture Dialogues and his website is www.raptureready.com (which, I'm told, has 6 million unique visitors per month- the largest Bible Prophecy website on the internet)...

Friday, 7pm PST at radiohaven.net

We'd be honored if you joined us!

Bruce

Reagan may have been right....

Reagan Thought National ID Would Be The Mark Of The Beast

News of Interest for June 27th...

Booms Were Made to Go Bust

Washington Post: Special Operations Preparing Commandos for Domestic Terrorism, Martial Law Throughout US

Schools Educate Pupils On Their Biometric Cashless Future

The New World Order Tracking Device: RFID

West Texas National Bank Adopts Pay By Touch Biometric Check Cashing Service

The housing mirage

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