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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.


A Really Frightening Halloween

The night before Halloween was really frightening 71 years ago. It was on Oct. 30, 1938 that Orson Welles produced a radio drama for CBS called The War of the Worlds. The studio duplication of a live newscast was so realistic that thousands of people did not realize the program was a play. Instead, they […]

The U.S. and USSR Stood on the Brink of War

The “Cuban Missile Crisis” began on Oct. 22, 1962, when President John F. Kennedy told a nationwide television audience that the Soviet Union had placed nuclear missiles in Communist Cuba. This was four years after an “agrarian reformer” named Fidel Castro seized power there and quickly turned the island nation into a Communist dictatorship. In his address to the nation, Kennedy said that the United States would implement a blockade of Cuba until the missiles were removed. The next day, the Organization of American States passed a resolution unanimously approving the U.S. quarantine of Cuba—something that would never happen today. The measure authorized the U.S. to use military force to prevent the shipment of more offensive weapons to Cuba.

Barack’s Ignoble Award

When the Nobel Committee awarded Barack Hussein Obama the Nobel Peace Prize it broke its own rules. Obviously the fix was in. But you shoudn’t be surprised. When it comes to honoring one of their own and advancing the cause of their dubious socialist schemes, elitists of the international left don’t need no stinkin’ rules. Keep reading to learn what Obama’s award means…

Congressional Honor, Friends and Term Limits

*A congressional honor role. Here’s a tip of the hat to the seven House members of the Congressional Black Caucus who voted to defund the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). They were Sanford Bishop of Georgia, William Lacy Clay of Missouri, John Conyers of Michigan, Artur Davis of Alabama, Hank Johnson of Georgia, Kendrick Meet of Florida and Laura Richardson of California. Since there are 35 members of the Congressional Black Caucus in the House of Representatives, this means that a staggering 80 percent of them voted not to stop taxpayer funds from going to an organization that has been caught on video at least five times offering advice on how to practice slavery.

Cavalcade of Stars Performed in Musical “Girl Crazy”

On Oct. 14, 1930, “Girl Crazy,” a new musical by George and Ira Gershwin, premiered at the Alvin Theater on Broadway. The show made stars of Ginger Rogers (who sang “Embraceable You”) and Ethel Merman (who belted out “I Got Rhythm,” among other numbers)…

Ray Kroc Legacy More Than Food

Ray Kroc, the founder of the world’s most successful fast food chain, was born 107 years ago this week. The one-time milkshake machine salesman was born on Oct. 5, 1902. He opened his first McDonald’s 52 years later. Today, it is almost impossible to grasp how huge the company he founded has become.

Watching ACORN Get Chopped Down

The German word “schadenfreude” translates roughly as “taking pleasure in the misfortune of others.” Now the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is under scrutiny after video tape showed ACORN employees offering advice to a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute on how to skirt state and federal laws. Geopolitical Editor Chip Wood is now watching ACORN get its come-uppance, and he’s enjoying it.

A Growing Deficit, Missing Millionaires, Red Hot China and More American Ingenuity

Thanks to the recession, the Federal government is collecting less in taxes than expected, but increased spending is ramping up the deficit. The recession is also affecting millionaires, and the ranks of that group fell by 15 percent last year. But the recession isn’t affecting China as much, as almost one-third of new listings on Nasdaq are Chinese companies. American ingenuity hasn’t been stifled either. To learn more on these subjects, continue reading…

The Model T: Ford’s Great Promise and a Legacy Derailed

It was 101 years ago this week, on Oct. 1, 1908, that Henry Ford unveiled what would become the most popular automobile in the world, the Model T. Ford promised, “I will build a car for the great multitude. No man making a good salary will be unable to own one and enjoy with his family the blessings of hours of pleasure in God’s wide open spaces.”

John Paul Jones and the Bonhomme Richard

There are many things wrong with public education in this country, as we all know. But one thing that’s almost never mentioned is how little young people today learn about many of the heroes we were taught to admire. f you want to see evidence of this, play a word-association game with any teenager you know. Ask them to tell you about John Paul Jones, the Bonhomme Richard, or the phrase, “Sir, I have not yet begun to fight!” You’ll be sorely disappointed with the answers.

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