I used to listen to the Clark Howard show on a regular basis. I gave it up when his forum hitmen banned me for posting some of the following to www.clarkhoward.com. I still don’t listen to him, although the mere sound of his voice no longer sends my blood pressure over the red-line.
I’ll take the silver coins over green paper any day; but there are some people who seem to think the words “Federal Reserve Note” actually equate to some kind of guaranteed value…
Attention Clark Howard Listeners:
The Silver Liberties are not “paperweights”. They are made of .999 fine silver. They are stamped with a value of $10 (that’s FRN value) and can be exchanged for same if you desire green paper instead of real silver.
You can go here: http://www.norfed.org for more information.
For local Austin Retailers who accept Liberty Dollars, go here:
For local silver info:
The caller to the show that complained about receiving silver instead of FRN’s highlights the predicament that the monetary system is in. Something with actual value is worthless in her mind, while the worthless green paper has value.
The banks OF COURSE will not take private money. The private money is a liability for them, whereas the Federal Reserve has been a cash cow that generates unprecedented returns for member banks. The last thing they want is for the inflationary reserve notes to be replaced.
ratbert2k wrote:For local Austin retailers who take cash (FRN as you call it) look here:
Yep. There’s one of those born every minute, as Barnum used to say.
There’s a Yellow Pages born every minute? I’m confused. Or were you referring to yourself? You might want to go get some foil and make yourself a nice shiny hat now.
No, I was referring to the ‘suckers’ who think green pieces of paper have an intrinsic value. I can print green pieces of paper all day for them, in that case. An ounce of silver will always be an ounce of silver; a green back could be worth as much as a Continental tomorrow. Who knows? Perhaps you should read The Creature from Jekyll Island before casting aspersions on others.
You might want to put on your foil hat first. Don’t want those “weirdo free thinker” rays to penetrate, do we?
Actually, the foil hats are most often used to keep the gubbament and alien mind control rays out. ( The mind control rays from the combined gubbament and alien conspiracies are particularly damaging.)
Excellent and entertaining website you linked.
Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie
An Effective, Low-Cost Solution To Combating Mind-Control
It contains many technical details and ideas not easily found just anywhere. It and its many links to other technical information are just as much–or more–useful as your links about gubbament conspiracies.
The calculator for computing required thickness of the foil is especially useful–and I rank its value right up there with your conspiracy theories, too.
The website is quite comprehensive, so the only technical detail I might add it that there are aluminum foil tapes used to seal ductwork, which might be more effective than scotch tape in constructing a foil beanie.
Hope this helps.
I’ll grant that what occurred with the establishment of the fed was a conspiracy; but to refer to it as a theory is to discount the exhaustive research that went into not only The Creature from Jekyll Island, but the 4 or more works that were written previously on the subject, and that are referenced in the book.
It would be equivalent to saying that gravity is a theory, or that sunlight is a theory. Doesn’t wash, sorry.
The FED was a sucker ploy, and the U.S. fell for it. We live now in the world Jefferson warned us about.
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”(historical revision. Jefferson never said this)
Pretend otherwise all you like.
And a green piece of paper will still be a green piece of paper tomorrow, unless I destroy it. Similarly, your ounce of silver will always be an ounce of silver, unless you destroy it. Silver has no more intrinsic value than paper. Both have the value that they have because people will trade goods and services for them. If that changes, either one could be worthless when trying to acquire goods and services. For example, in a case of a major earthquake, you might have trouble buying clean water and food with paper or silver, but you could use cigarettes. In that case, the “money” is worthless, because the food and water others have are much more valuable. The cigarettes are something people value, though.
“Silver has no more intrinsic value than paper”…and, in fact, I think I’ll let that statement stand by itself.
… from someone who posted a note like yours. Maybe you can join some fellow simpletons in the tax protest movement?
Be sure to ask “how high?” the next time you’re in for an audit. After all, once you’ve waived your fifth amendment rights and sent in that 1040, you are an admitted criminal waiting to be found.
Just a thought.
http://www.anti-irs.com (Historical Revision; none of the sites that make claims concerning the validity of the IRS should be taken seriously unless you are wanting to adopt the teachings of White Supremacists. Fair Warning)
I’ve learned not to use the word ‘intrinsic’ since this exchange took place. Tangible is what most people would equate to intrinsic in meaning. (Historical Revision; I was trying to distinguish between the natural limits on a commodity as opposed to the near unlimited supply of paper currency which could be created. As opposed to the truly uncounted electronic dollars that currently reside in most bank accounts across the world. The problem with all of these distinctions is that they are subjective in nature. Paper has no more or less value in relation to minted silver unless you look at the subject through human eyes. They both simply exist. More than could be said for electronic currency. Working on an entry about the EPHN called money, but that one is not much more than a concept at present (2015) would not recommend holding your breath til that one is published)
At the time I posted this stuff I wasn’t a ‘LA’ (Liberty Associate) I was simply attempting to enlighten the public concerning money and value; I’ve since signed up with the Liberty Dollar. If the average American can’t figure out why Silver money has value and paper money does not… Then things are much worse than I had originally thought, and the time to get behind precious metals is now.