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Chip Wood

Chip Wood is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference. Email this author.


Tiger, Super Bowl Tickets, the Tax Code and Presidential Pandering

*Tiger replaced by a… frog? Accenture, one of Tiger Woods’ major sponsors, announced that the golfing legend would be replaced in their future advertising by a surfboard-riding elephant, a leapfrogging frog and other computer-generated animals. This time their $50 million annual budget will be spent on images they can control. Can’t say I blame them.

*Does that include a private jet? The Wall Street Journal ran a feature last week on how much it would cost to nab a seat at this year’s Super Bowl. In their research, bidding site eBay.com scored both the cheapest resale (still a hefty $1,750) and the most expensive package—a private box whose “buy now” price was a staggering $373,750. And no, it did not include transportation to the game by a private jet.

The Death of Obamacare

Massachusetts voters elected a Republican Senator and, in all probability, put Obamacare away for good. But have Democrats gotten the message yet? Read this article to see how the Democrats are trying to spin the results, and what it means for liberalism…

Bailing Democrats, Fed Secrets, China’s Cars and the War on Poverty

*Bailouts I can believe in. In one short 24-hour period this month, four top Democrats have bailed out of their reelection campaigns. Leading the list was Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd, who was running so far behind three likely Republican opponents that he decided surrender was preferable to defeat. North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan has also […]

Is Brit Hume “Too Christian” for TV?

Fox News commentator Brit Hume created a stir recently when he suggested that Tiger Woods would be better served by switching from Buddhism to Christianity if he really wanted to overcome the guilt and shame of his repeated infidelities. Read this article to learn more about the brouhaha and what geopolitical editor Chip Wood thinks about it…

The Capture of the USS Pueblo

On Jan. 23, 1968, Americans were stunned to learn that North Korea had captured a United States Navy vessel, the USS Pueblo. The North Koreans killed one crewman in the assault and shackled, blindfolded and hauled the other 82 off to prison.

President Lyndon Johnson forbade any attempt to rescue our seamen or to retaliate against their captors. The U.S. stood by, seemingly helpless, as the crew suffered torture and starvation for 11 months before being released.

Can’t Anyone Count Any More?

If you want a real exercise in futility I’ve got a suggestion for you: Try to convince someone that a brand-new decade didn’t begin on Jan. 1, 2010. I’ve been having this battle every 10 years for about the past 50 years or so. It almost led to fisticuffs 10 years ago when I argued […]

Fear of Flying

To everyone who flew somewhere during the recent holidays, please accept my sincere condolences. You paid a hefty price to spend some time with family and friends. And no, I’m not talking about the cost of your ticket. Read on to see how what was once a grand adventure has become a test of patience and endurance…

Horatio Alger’s Works and Virtues All But Forgotten

Horatio Alger Jr., an author whose name became synonymous for achieving success through hard work, pluck and perseverance, was born Jan. 13, 1832. Alger earned a degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1860 and became a Unitarian minister in 1864. However, he soon abandoned that pulpit for a bigger one. Alger’s first book, Ragged Dick; […]

Temporary Debt Ceiling, Delinquents and Giveaways

*A very temporary new debt ceiling. In its last action before shutting down for the Christmas holidays the Senate voted 60-39 on Christmas Eve to raise the U.S. debt ceiling by $240 billion, to a grand total of $12.4 trillion. The new funds won’t last long, however. At the present rate of spending the government will run out of money by mid-February.

*Here’s one way to pay the bills. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports that some 276,000 current and retired federal employees are in arrears on paying their income taxes. The total owed Uncle Sam by these deadbeats comes to a little more than $3 billion. Among cabinet agencies, the Department of Housing and Urban Development had the highest delinquency rate at just over 4 percent.

Airline Insecurity

Millions of air travelers wanted to believe that all of the hassle, inconvenience and indignities of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) “inspections” were somehow making us safer. But one nutty Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, has exposed the whole horrible fraud. Read this article for more on the failure that is called airline security…

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