Castor Oil For Sore Joints, Warts And More

For stiff, sore or painful knuckles, try rubbing castor oil into the joints daily. Many people report that the pain is gone within a few days.

Other beneficial uses for castor oil include removing warts and making age spots fade away.

Castor oil is a folk remedy that has existed for ages. It has been used for thousands of years in India as a treatment for lower back pain, sciatica, constipation, dysentery, inflammatory bowel disease, bladder and vaginal infections, and asthma.

In the Canary Islands, mothers made poultices from the leaves of the castor plant to increase their breast-milk production and relieve inflammation of their mammary glands. They also applied the poultice to their abdomens to promote normal menstruation. Women also used it to treat other gynecological problems.

Topically, castor oil has also proven useful in treating a variety of skin conditions beyond warts and age spots. It has been shown to successfully treat keratosis, dermatosis, wounds, acne, ringworm, sebaceous cysts, itching and hair loss.

The Food and Drug Administration has deemed castor oil safe and effective for use as a stimulant laxative.

Some people are allergic to the oil. We recommend applying a small amount to the skin and watching for a reaction before beginning widespread use.

More Phoniness From The Phony Regime

Supporters of the regime will crow over Friday’s lower unemployment number as a sign that the economy is recovering, even as signs abound that things are not at all rosy for the 99 percent.

The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s phony unemployment number has the unemployment rate dropping from 6.7 percent to 6.6 percent, even though hiring was weaker in January than expected and the month’s non-farm payroll numbers of 113,000 new jobs fell far short of the expected 180,000. The 6.6 percent number consists of the 10.2 million Americans actively seeking work. It ignores the 91.4 million working-age and work-capable Americans not working and not seeking work.

Despite an increase in U.S. population of almost 10 million people from January 2008 to today, there are 1,154,000 fewer Americans working now than six years ago. Those considered long-term unemployed (unemployed for 27 weeks or more) totaled 3.6 million.

Another 2.6 million were considered marginally attached the labor force. That means they were not working even though they were available for work and wanted and had been seeking jobs within the past 12 months (though not in the past four weeks), so they were not counted as unemployed. Another 837,000 were considered marginally attached discouraged workers because they were not currently looking for work in the belief that no jobs were available to them.

Regime supporters will probably also crow that, despite the “disappointing” job growth, the U.S. stock market continued to do what it’s been doing: acting irrationally. It is evidence that the stock market is supported by funny money and has no basis in reality. Or as CNNMoney wrote, “Bad news may be good news again.”

In other words, CNNMoney is saying that the bad news will cause the Fed to pull back on its taper of QE to infinity from $85 billion a month to $75 billion in December and then $65 billion in January. This is all the evidence needed to demonstrate the recent stock market highs are not reality-based but are based on the promise of more money printing.

Unfortunately, the bad news that is good news for the banksters is really bad news for the middle class. According to the Fed, half the U.S. population has seen a 40 percent decrease in wealth since 2007. That’s because the banksters get their hands on the newly printed money before inflation steals it away. But that’s not so for the rest of us.

The regime is currently pulling out all the stops in order to stave off collapse as long as possible. So far, it has been successful in keeping the masses happy and deceived, thanks to growing food stamp and disability rolls. But there is activity all over the world that signals the global financial collapse may be accelerating.

Mark Faber of the Boom, Gloom & Doom Report says that “company insiders are selling their shares like crazy.” He suggests to his clients to short the Russell 2000 index and says, “I own physical gold because the old system will implode. Those who own paper assets are doomed.”

On Jan. 29, investors pulled $6.3 billion from emerging market equity funds. That was the largest outflow on record. The sell-off actually began last month when Argentina gave up trying to defend the value of its currency. That forced central banks in India, Turkey and South Africa to raise interest rates to try to stop the outflow of their currencies.

Latin American currencies are collapsing. Year-over-year, they’ve dropped 15.75 percent. That’s the most since the Lehman Brothers collapse that set off the recession.

Peter Schiff, who predicted the 2007 collapse in August 2006 — way before almost everyone else saw it coming — says we’re headed for a worse economic crisis than we had in 2007.

“The crisis is imminent,” Schiff said. “I don’t think Obama is going to finish his second term without the bottom dropping out. And stock market investors are oblivious to the problems.”

“We’re broke, Schiff added. “We owe trillions. Look at our budget deficit; look at the debt to GDP ratio, the unfunded liabilities. If we were in the Eurozone, they would kick us out.”

Schiff points out that the market gains experienced recently, with the Dow first topping 17,000 on its way to setting record highs, are giving investors a false sense of security.

“It’s not that the stock market is gaining value… it’s that our money is losing value. And so if you have a debased currency… a devalued currency, the price of everything goes up. Stocks are no exception,” he said.

“The Fed knows that the U.S. economy is not recovering,” he noted. “It simply is being kept from collapse by artificially low interest rates and quantitative easing. As that support goes, the economy will implode.”

Meanwhile, life is growing tough for international banksters. In four days last week, three of them apparently committed suicide, writes Wall Street On Parade. All the dead were tied to banks and an investment firm currently involved in rigging scandals and under investigation by regulators.

While the regime has thus far kept inflation at bay because the printed money is currently being hoarded by the banksters, that money will inevitably hit the economy like a bursting dam.

Please remember that in the coming inflation, food stamps and all U.S. entitlement programs will come to a complete halt. For those millions of people on Social Security and/or other entitlements, I do not believe that these will be stopped or cut per se. But the same effect would come about through inflation of the currency. And there will be means testing for Social Security.

My friends, you will get your money; but it will be so worthless that it won’t buy anything. So what’s new? We have experienced this for years.

We have warned for years to buy silver and gold and store food and water. Ha, doesn’t sound so way out now, does it? Buying gold and silver and storing food and water is the only way Americans can survive the chaos that we are now in. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Be alert!

Buy and sell your gold and silver as it corrects down? Never!! If you do, you will be painfully sorry. You think that you are smart enough to sell and buy back in at a lower price? You’re not; you will lose your shirt. The manipulators use no rhyme or reason that you can discern.

What will happen at the top? Stay with us as we stay in tune with the markets.

Gold, silver and food will outrun the collapse of the dollar. If the U.S. dollar goes, as it surely will, you can begin bartering with your most valuable assets.

Some people suggest that a new dollar will appear, backed by silver or gold. I don’t know, but I expect either that or some quasi-gold monetary system.

Is the U.S. government and Federal Reserve system collapsing? I can easily answer that with this question: Is the U.S. dollar collapsing? A currency that is being depreciated or inflated is, by all definitions, collapsing. This fact has nothing to do with whether we believe it or not.

Can it be stopped short of collapse? If stopped now, it would cause a collapse even sooner. What do we mean? We mean that we have passed the point of no return. There is too much fraud and too much debt in the United States. That’s why you see the market pull back every time there is talk of taper and why you see it explode upward when the talk subsides.

How long do we have? It appears to me that we are very close to economic and social collapse. But times can yet wobble along for months or even a few years. It is a certainty that things will get visibly worse in many ways, especially now that the endgame is here.

Why Buy Precious Metals?

Dear Bob,

As a subscriber to your monthly letter (The Bob Livingston Letter, subscription required), I come to you with a question.

It seems that a lot of games are being played with the prices of precious metals. Such is frustrating for those holding same.

Okay, my question: Buying metals against a shaky dollar and inflation is one thing, but what about selling if there is a need? What does one get for his metals? Fiat currency? It seems like a loaded question to me. What are we really buying precious metals for?

I can see paying for some goods with metals, but there are more questions than answers on this.

Jack G.

Dear Jack G.

There are games being played with gold, it is true. But not to worry. The manipulation has provided us with another buying opportunity.

You ask what we’re really buying precious metals for. The answer is threefold: As an investment, as a hedge against inflation, or for reasons of survival should the entire economic system collapse.

When buying as an investment you are betting that the price will rise above the price at which it was bought. Since it doesn’t pay dividends, like many stocks do, that is the only way you will see a return on your investment. I have bought gold for many years. In February 2001, when gold was in the $200-$300 range, I predicted it was coming out of a 20-year bear market and recommended to readers to buy. I have been buying despite its ups and downs and have been rewarded for doing so.

If you are buying as an inflation hedge you want to watch the value of the dollar. Historically, whenever the value of the dollar has dropped, gold’s value has increased. It also tends to move inversely with the stock market. So, while stocks do well in times of stability and economic growth, gold does better during shaky economic times and falling interest rates because it has real value.

If you are buying for survival purposes, then you, as do we, expect the worst and believe that because the Fed is printing so many dollars that money will become worthless—a situation which, as has been shown, has repeated itself many times over in history. There will be a period when the regime’s dollars are so worthless that no one will take them. But gold and silver always retain their value and can be used to make purchases in a barter arrangement.

As far as selling if there’s a need: It depends on what you mean. Is the need a current situation in which you must sell in order to pay off an immediate debt? Then you would trade for fiat dollars because that is what the regime deals in. If you are talking about after the collapse then certainly you would not trade for dollars.

Best wishes,
Bob

Obamacare Is A Democrat Attack On The Middle Class

Despite assurances by the undocumented usurper currently occupying the people’s house, the insurance debacle that bears his name was never about healthcare at all. As some of us have told you and as most have no doubt learned on their own, Obamacare neither does what its name (Affordable Healthcare Act) implies or its proponents claim, nor does it improve the healthcare that its consumers receive.

Of course, only those trapped in a fog of conventional wisdom and blinded by “Hope and Change” ever believed that a health insurance law written by Big Insurance, Big Pharma and Big Medicine was written for the benefit of the consumers. Obamacare is essentially the same plan that the health-insurance-industry lobbying firm Health Insurance Association of America — now known as America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) — wrote as Hillarycare in 1992. It’s a plan in which the insurance industry is set up to make out like a bandit, as it is guaranteed millions of new customers and a bottomless Federal Treasury to pay their bills. Yes, it benefits those same insurance companies leftists so stridently loathed for the “unfair” way they covered only those who paid their bills.

Common sense tells you that if the program was a beneficial one to the masses, the threat of civil penalty or asset forfeiture would not have been needed to get them to sign on. But despite a multibillion-dollar expenditure on a fancy (but nonfunctional) website and subsequent ad campaign, the whole process is foundering to the point that talk of bailouts for insurance companies is becoming commonplace.

I have written repeatedly that Obamacare is a deathcare trap that will limit medical choices and consign Americans to substandard care in a Kafkaesque system of malfeasance, neglect, death panels and forced care. It’s a wealth redistribution scheme writ large. Some pundits have pondered that the system was designed to fail so that nanny government can ride in on a white horse and save the day with a switch to a single-payer (government-funded) health insurance system. For that we’ve been labeled kooks and tinfoil hat-wearing crackpots.

The Daily Beast is certainly no bastion of conservative thought. Founded by Tina Brown, it merged with the liberal news magazine Newsweek in November 2010. But Tuesday The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Green may have summed up Obamacare as succinctly as anyone in what could be considered the mainstream media.

“Obamacare is looking more and more like it was designed to punish the middle class at the expense of the Democratic base–just like the old welfare days,” he wrote.

Pointing out that Obamacare disincentivizes work and shifts wealth from the top 80 percent of America’s income earners to the lowest 20 percent, Green writes that it is “a cash grab from most of the bottom half (emphasis in the original). President [Barack] Obama and his congressional allies have sacrificed the work ethic and growth on the altar of the Democrats’ upstairs-downstairs coalition, with the emphasis on ‘downstairs…’ Obamacare is looking a lot less about Obama and his vaunted calls for ‘justice,’ and a lot more like Chicago or New Jersey-style vengeance–with a dollop of ‘whatever’ thrown in for kicks. As it is playing out, Obamacare appears increasingly as if it were designed to punish the Republican rank and file, while haphazardly rewarding the Democrats’ core. And if someone gets hurt that shouldn’t have been, so be it, like those someones who earn between $30,000 and $50,000.”

Obama promised ad nauseum “If you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.” That promise was as hollow as his birth narrative. He also promised no tax hikes of any kind on anyone making less than $250,000, but has since hit everyone (at least those still working) with a Social Security tax increase and a number of Obamacare tax increase.

Exit polls from the past two Presidential elections showed that those earning less than $50,000 or residing in the country’s larger cities and the well-to-do on both coasts went overwhelming for Obama. Green writes:

Against this backdrop, the political calculus for punishing the nearly 60 percent of voters with incomes above $50,000 must have stared Obama’s operatives in the face like a bull seeing red. But why tag those who make only between $30,000 and $50,000, and why throw a lead weight around the recovery?

But we do know why, and it’s called redistribution and it’s about demographics, much as the administration may half-heartedly deny it. Just ask William Daley, the former Obama White House Chief of Staff who helped make Obamacare the reality that it is. In Daley’s own words: “Redistribution is a loaded word that conjures up all sorts of unfairness in people’s minds. … It’s a word that, in the political world, you just don’t use.” Sometimes the truth can be so inconvenient.

This brings us to demographics and the Democrat’s upstairs-downstairs coalition. It relies heavily on political contributions from the rich on both coasts; prays for the votes of enough upscale suburbanites; and is electorally wedded to Americans in the lower socio-economic tiers who are disproportionately uninsured.

And for that reason the Democrats blew up the American health insurance industry for the rest of America.

War On Terrorism? Behind The Mask

I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ (subscription required) in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the February 2002 issue in which I predicted that those professing to be Christians, promoting patriotism, opposing the state’s growing tyranny and opposing abortion would be considered “terrorists.” Since then, the Federal government, the mainstream media and political elites have issued missives and proclamations labeling Christians, Tea Party members, veterans, gun owners, preparedness advocates and supporters of Ron Paul’s candidacy as potential terrorists.

The number one goal of all governments historically is to control and dominate their own citizens. The more deceptively it can be done, the more complete and long-lasting the tyranny.

Modern tyranny has a new face. It is benevolent totalitarianism. Police state totalitarianism went out with World War II. The “Gestapo” knock at the door in the middle of the night and barbed-wire detainment camps are history. Benevolent totalitarianism is an advanced stage of people control through mind control and mass psycho political manipulation.

All public schools are government training grounds for group dynamics. Everything is taught in terms of groups over individualism. The crowd is easy to persuade and manipulate through the mass media. The individual (individualist) is an enemy of the state.

All religions of the world except Christianity teach general and universal salvation. Christianity alone teaches salvation of the individual that is personal salvation.

“Organized Christianity” is a front for one worldism and universalism.

There is war against Christianity by the combined religions of the world.

The world system is in its final thrust to destroy the true Christian faith.

Nominal Christians will accept anything that doesn’t interfere with their six pack and wide-screen TV. I have wondered for years why God doesn’t burn us to a cinder. We worship the golden calf. We pay for it with massive and oppressive deception and yes, the blood of our sons. May God have mercy and open our eyes!

So the “war on terrorism” is a new war on the American people and upon the Christian faith.

The politicians have opened a flood of immigrants into the United States, all bringing their anti-Christian religion.

Christians, in your smugness, arrogance, conceit and materialism, the time will come when you may be considered “a terrorist” if you claim your faith, belong to a patriotic group or even a pro-life organization.

The sooner we recognize this terrorist façade as a spiritual war on Christianity and the faithful, the sooner we can begin to throw off the gross deception and see it for what it is. Then we can sing “Onward Christian Soldiers.”

The MyRA Scam

Don’t fall for the President’s MyRA scam. You’d be better off putting that money under your mattress. It will still lose value because of inflation, but at least the government won’t know where it is so it can steal it.

The President announced MyRA (though he pronounced it like he was reading for the first time) during his State of the Union address Jan. 28. If you didn’t smell boondoggle right off, you should have.

According to the plan as announced, savers can begin with an initial deposit of $25 and contribute as little as $5 per payday. The money is invested in a Treasury security.

The U.S. government is currently living off quantitative easing. I have described it in the past as pouring water into milk. But here’s a better analogy I heard over the weekend:

A couple is short of money but has some bills they must pay. They have some old items they need to get rid of so they decide to hold a garage sale. On the day of the sale, the husband helps the wife set the items in the yard, then trots off to work.

When he comes home that afternoon, all the items are gone. He’s ecstatic, the sale was a success and they have the money they need to pay the bills. The husband congratulates the wife on her entrepreneurship. She proudly proclaims they now have the money to pay the bills.

When the husband looks into the garage he sees that all the items that were in the yard have been stored. He turns to his wife and says, “I thought you sold everything.”

“I did. When nobody came to buy anything I just wrote a check and sold it to us.”

That’s what the government is doing with Treasuries through quantitative easing to infinity. When the government goes bankrupt — and it will — those Treasuries will be worthless. And now the government is encouraging you to buy them.

MyRAs will earn the same interest as the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Government Securities Investment Fund that is available to Federal employees. The TSP’s own paperwork says this about its interest rate: “The G Fund is subject to inflation risk, or the possibility that your G Fund investment will not grow enough to offset the reduction in purchasing power that results from inflation.”

All your savings will be visible to government and available for confiscation — the same government that is already eyeing $19 trillion in pension funds, individual retirement accounts and 401(k) plans. Don’t think this will happen? Governments across the globe have already done so.

If you want to “invest” in the U.S. government, there is currently a provision to do so. The MyRA plan mimics it. Just open an account with Treasury to buy U.S. savings bonds. The difference is that MyRA will be run by a crony Wall Street firm.

President Barack Obama claimed the MyRA plan is a “starter savings account” to help people on low incomes and without employer-sponsored 401(k) plans save for retirement. But those on low incomes have no discretionary income for putting into a retirement account. In fact, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development, nearly half of all Americans are currently living paycheck to paycheck. Many Americans have depleted their retirement savings to survive the current depression.

The MyRA plan is a scam and a sham and another Ponzi scheme and should be avoided at all costs. Any discretionary income should go to pay off debt and/or buy silver or gold and store food and water, guns and ammunition, not prop up the government’s house of cards.

Note from the Editor: As a reader you deserve to know the truth behind the economic disaster America faces. I’ve arranged for readers to get free copies of two books that reveal the sinister plot by the US Government to steal our wealth—a plot Merrill Jenkins, Sr. (the Original Monetary Realist) tried to expose at great risk. His books are hard to find, but these books include rare transcripts from his lectures. Click here for your free copies.

Death By Acid

The American diet is highly acidic. We don’t need “healthcare” and drugs. We need diet education and diet reversal from acidic to alkaline.

Cooked and processed foods – the foods that make up the diets of most Americans – are mostly acid. Meat is always acid-forming. There are no alkaline-forming meats. Acid (low pH) causes fermentation and disease. That is why there is such a culture of disease in this country. Death comes with total saturation of the body with acid.

High pH or about 7.25 is alkaline and increases the oxygen content of the blood and tissue. Alkaline pH is very positive for health.

According to a study conducted by the Arizona Respiratory Center at the University of Arizona and published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health’s PubMed.gov, “Acidogenic diets, which are typically high in animal protein and salt and low in fruits and vegetables, can lead to a sub-clinical or low-grade state of metabolic acidosis.” This leads to an increase in the risk of cancer, elevated levels of insulin and a host of diseases.

The good news is you can naturally alter your pH by choosing your foods wisely. The following foods are alkaline-forming and can help your body achieve the proper pH:
• Watermelon
•Cayenne pepper
• Lemon water
• Apples
• Leafy greens
• Honey
• Asparagus
• Tomatoes
• Raisins
• Grapes
• Bananas
• Radishes
• Carrots
• Broccoli

In addition to helping your pH balance, they also contain a host of necessary nutrients, antioxidants and other health benefits.

H/T: Natural Society

Tea Party Supporters Are Patriots

 

Commenting on As Tea Party Becomes More Viable, Democrats And GOP Establishment Plan Attacks,
Force Recon says:
Jan. 22, 2014
Being a Tea Party supporter member, you must know that we are patriotic Americans. We peacefully assemble. We petition our government. We exercise our right to free speech and we don’t understand why the socialist liberal government tries to stop us. We aren’t here as serfs or vassals. We’re not begging our lords for mercy. We are born free American citizens and we’re telling our socialist liberal government that they’ve forgotten their place. It’s not their responsibility to look out for our well being monitor our speech and run our lives. It’s not their right to assert their agenda. The post that they occupy exists to preserve American liberty. They’ve sworn to perform that duty and have failed !!!

Libertas inaestimabilis res est
Celer, Silens, Mortalis
Semper-Fi

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Commenting on Conservative? You Must Be Racist, Extremist,
Conservative Voice says:
Jan. 24, 2014
We don’t like the President because he’s BLACK?

No Mr President, we don’t like you because you’re a Marxist Socialist, who has set this great nation down a path to that end, and there are a GROWING number of us that KNOW it is a fundamentally flawed goal, and destined to destroy our great nation…

Nice try though… I guess you use the “race” card where ever and when ever you are accused of screwing things up, because it HAS to be that we disapprove of you because you’re black… NOT because your actions are misguided? Right?

Give me a break !!

I think the race card is used WAY too often these days, and almost exclusively now for political benefit… or to diffuse a legitimate criticism… Like the boy who cried wolf… at some point, when used in this way, the race card becomes meaningless, and ignored.

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Obama’s Solar Energy Boondoggle

 “Every four minutes another American home or business goes solar, every panel pounded into place by a worker whose job can’t be outsourced. Let’s continue that progress with a smarter tax policy that stops giving $4 billion a year to fossil fuel industries that don’t need it so we can invest more in fuels of the future that do.” — President Barack Obama, State of the Union address, Jan. 28, 2014

Here’s a better idea: Let’s progress with a smarter tax policy that stops giving $4 billion a year to fossil fuel industries, and stop there.

Glance down the trail of destruction carved out of the American economy by the crony policies of the illegal usurper currently occupying the people’s house, and you will see it littered with the bodies of his favored green energy boondoggles. Like armadillos along a southern interstate highway, they lay toes up, rotting away.

Despite billions of dollars printed at the Fed and thrown at the Solyndras and Solar Trust of Americas of the world by Obama’s Department of Energy, solar energy firms remain unviable. Yet Obama wants to throw more money at them still.

Solar energy is — for lack of a stronger term — inefficient. Billions of dollars have already been poured into wasteful solar energy projects. And it’s being done so on the basis of two lies: that solar energy effectively reduces so-called carbon emissions and that solar power is now cost-effective.

The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory says that it will take at least 11 more years for solar power generation western States to have a chance to become cost-competitive. Solar electricity is currently 67 percent more expensive to produce than wind and is twice as expensive to produce as natural gas.

Already solar energy receives a subsidy of 96 cents per kilowatt hour (kwh). Other forms of renewable energy receive a subsidy of only 1 cent per kwh. So while solar’s costs look low, 96 percent of the cost is paid for out of the Treasury rather than by the consumer.

Solar energy is just another wealth redistribution scheme where the U.S. government picks the winners and losers, with the winners always being friends of the regime.

The science of anthropogenic global warming is anything but settled — Obama’s lofty declaration during the SOTU notwithstanding — and, in fact, is standing on ground far shakier than that over the San Andreas Fault. And so is the idea that solar energy reduces carbon.

A study by McKinsey and Company determined that use of nuclear, wind and even coal with carbon capture do more to reduce so-called greenhouse gases. Bloomberg New Energy Finance found that solar panels ranked 28th out of 33 “carbon-reducing” options.

Obama’s attacks on coal-fired electric generating plants have had the effect of reducing the amount of electricity produced in the United States. But renewables have not picked up the slack, despite the billions of dollars being thrown at them.

In 2008, according to the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. generated a net of 4,119,388 million kwh of electricity. In 2012 that total was down to 4,047,765 million kwh. So electricity production is down 1.7 percent under Obama, even as he’s gone full-throttle in his promotion of electric cars as the future of the car industry — another boondoggle his regime is throwing money away on hand over fist.

The trend continued in 2013. Through the first nine months of last year — which is currently all the data available — electricity production stood at 3,078,460 million kwh. In the same time frame of 2012, a total of 3,095,504 million kwh was produced.

Under Obama’s reign of error and despite the investment of billions of dollars, solar’s contribution to the entire energy production grid has climbed from .02 percent to a whopping .2 percent.

Meanwhile, the cost of electricity continues to soar. In December 2009, the month before Obama was inaugurated, the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s seasonally adjusted electricity index was 193.965, according to CNSNews. In December 2013, the index was up to a record 203.186.

In December 2008, one kwh of electricity cost the consumer 12.4 cents on average. Last month (after five years of Obama policies), the average cost of electricity was 13.1 cents per kwh.

The upshot is, if you’re a financial contributor to Obama’s campaign or library fund or the Democrat National Committee and you can claim to have a green energy idea, it’s a lucrative time. But if you’re an American consumer of electricity, you are being fleeced.

Rand Cozies Up To The Establishment

GOP Presidential hopefuls are already jockeying for position in the 2016 Republican primary, and none is doing more jockeying than Senator Rand Paul. It seems this apple fell a long way from the tree.

In 2009, Paul shocked the Republican establishment by riding a wave of Tea Party anti-establishment sentiment and knocking off Trey Grayson (who had the endorsement of Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell and the State’s party apparatus) to win the seat formerly held by Jim Bunning.

After the primary victory, the establishment went to work on him. A McConnell campaign aide provided Paul with debate coaching. The Republican Senatorial Committee installed on his staff a senior strategist named Trygve Olson. Olson had previously worked at the International Republican Institute, a State Department-funded organization that promotes democracy abroad. The U.S. State Department is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Council on Foreign Relations. If you don’t believe that, take a gander at this roster.

Now Rand is trying to play both sides against the middle. He’s fighting National Security Agency spying and railing against big government and foreign adventurism on the one hand and endorsing sanctions against Iran and wealth redistributing, big-government Promise Zones initiatives on the other. He’s endorsed McConnell, who is being challenged by Tea Party-supported Matt Bevin. He and McConnell are essentially sharing staffs (something I told you about in December). McConnell, you may recall, has had some very unkind things to say about the Tea Party and is seen by the Tea Party as a statist Democrat appeaser all too willing to lie down at Senator Harry Reid’s feet.

Paul’s also been cozying up to Karl Rove, the architect of George W. Bush’s “compassionate conservativism,” which was a pretty face painted onto a fascist, big-government, nanny-state pig. Rove has declared it his mission to defeat Tea Party candidates.

Last September, Paul showed up at the Liberty Political Action Conference to make a short speech in which he told the audience that to be viable the Republican Party must reach out to young people and minorities. He then sailed out the door — skipping a speech by his father, former Congressman and Presidential candidate Ron Paul — to head to Mackinac Island, Mich., and a powwow with Rove and other Republican bigwigs who were vetting (i.e., selecting) potential Republican candidates. Among the bigwigs Rand Paul has recently consorted with are major funders of Rove’s American Crossroads super PAC and Rupert Murdoch, owner of FOX News and The Wall Street Journal.

Since his election, Paul has drifted so far away from the libertarianism of his father that he’s even earned the approval of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. In a libertarian hit piece published in The New York Times on Sunday, Paul made it quite clear he isn’t his father and that he is prepared to play the game.

Rand Paul is showing his true nature. He is no statesman like his father. He’s merely a politician.

Corporatists Calling Shots On Amnesty

Because their corporate masters want millions of legal workers they can pay slave wages to, House Republicans are about to ignore the will of about two-thirds of their base and grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

It was a sickening display during Tuesday’s State of the Union speech when House Republicans jumped to their feet en masse to applaud Obama’s call for an amnesty bill. There are now at least 84 Republicans who support an amnesty bill for illegals, meaning that with Democrat support, an amnesty bill is very likely to pass. You can read the rogues gallery here.

Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan warns that an immigration push will create a “Balkan war” in the Republican Party and that House Weeper John Boehner will lose his speakership over it. That, of course, will simply consign him and his tan to a lucrative seven-figure K Street career.

Conservative gadfly Ann Coulter gained a copy of an embargoed report by Phyllis Schlafly that shows how immigration is changing the country and will spell doom for the Republican Party, in addition to driving down wages and sending more Americans to the unemployment lines. The report shows immigrants have little in common economically, culturally or historically with Americans; that they overwhelming support big government social programs, gun control, affirmative action, gun registration and Obamacare; and that they have a negative view of free-market capitalism. In other words, they’re progressives.

But the Republican establishment doesn’t care, as long as their corporate masters are happy.

It’s past time that Americans who support the Republican Party understand the party’s elite give only lip service to small-government and conservative principals and that they are truly interested only in feathering their own nests and those of their sugar daddies.

It’s Established Law

The illegal usurper currently occupying the people’s house Tuesday night gave us yet another of his vacuous speeches filled with collectivist claptrap. The only notable thing he did say is that he intends to continue his imperial Presidency and ruling by fiat. And one of his aims is more gun control.

Last January, President Barack Obama and his fellow gun grabbers were buoyed by the massacre of 27 teachers and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School — an event that may or may not have occurred — and in the State of the Union address he mentioned guns and gun control seven times. For the gun grabbers, some kind of gun law seemed inevitable. But the American people had other ideas. They snapped up weapons and ammunition in record amounts and leaned on Congress to defeat all attempts at unConstitutional 2nd Amendment-restricting legislation.

This year, the word “gun” appeared only once in his 7,000 words of nonsense. But Obama made note of the fact that he has a pen and is ready to use it. And in the past year, he’s already issued a couple dozen executive orders that have chipped away at the 2nd Amendment.

Obamacare is tons of unintelligible verbiage on thousands of pages and is causing chaos and hardship across the country. During his State of the Union address, Obama took the House to task for its 40 attempts to repeal Obamacare. It is established law, he said, and America needs to accept it.

But the right to own a weapon is a natural right. That right is codified in the 2nd Amendment which is only 27 words long, is written quite clearly and has stood (somewhat) for almost 223 years. It’s time — in fact, it’s past time — the gun grabbers accepted it as established law and left it alone.

Medical Tourism

Medical care in the U.S. for seniors appears to be in jeopardy and soon not even available at all for ages 75 and above. Even now, qualification for Medicare for any age may be means-tested. I believe that it may become illegal in the U.S. to hire private physician care outside of Medicare.

Medical care in the U.S. was already collapsing fast, and now Obamacare seems certain to absolutely destroy what’s left. Therefore, this might be the time to educate yourself on medical tourism, especially if you are 75 or older.

Medical care in foreign countries appears to be better in many places than in the U.S. with much lower cost. Of course, I am fully aware that U.S. citizens are addicted to “free” medical care after retirement age. But “free” medical care in the U.S. is not that good.

To begin your search, go to Google and type in “medical tourism.” There is a lot of information available. Already, more than 1 million U.S. citizens are medical tourists.

I have spent some time reading about medical tourism in Thailand, which appears to be one of the preferred destinations for medical treatment for many Americans. Of course, there are many countries that are very receptive to medical tourism. The cost is considerably less than in the U.S. — many times, less than 50 percent.

There will most of the time be no wait. Surgeons are among the best in the world, adhering to international standards with first-class facilities.

There is a wide range of treatments available with private recovery if you desire. I have learned that the medical tourist establishments are eager to correspond with great confidentiality and offer low-cost, longer patient stays for recovery.

Contact around the world in our day with email and Vonage phone service is affordable to everyone. Vonage phone service is very good and getting better, costing a minimum of about $30 a month for calls worldwide.

Those of you who have gold and silver coins, they are good money anywhere in the world. And after the next run-up rally, these coins will be very valuable compared to paper money.