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Oct 28 12 1:45 PM

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TIME FOR A CHOICE TOWARD A MORE OR LESS PERFECT UNION.
 
AS THE DATE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DRAWS NEAR, AMERICANS IN ALL 50 STATES WILL BE MAKING A VERY, VERY IMPORTANT DECISION.  IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN IMPORTANT DECISION, BUT THIS TIME IT WILL BE TO AN EVEN GREATER DEGREE.
 
MANY OF US HAVE WITNESSED IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS OUR COUNTRY SINK INTO A MALAISE THAT IS OF GREAT CONCERN.  THE FREEDOMS AND MORALS THAT WE CHERISH ARE UNDER UNRELENTING ATTACK.  THE EFFORTS BEING MADE BY VARIOUS FORCES TO DESTROY OUR TRADITIONAL VALUES IS PALPABLE.  IT IS SO OBVIOUS THAT THE CATHOLIC CONFERENCE OF BISHOPS HAVE TAKEN ACTION AND HAVE URGED THEIR CONGREGATIONS TO RALLY FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.  SOME BLACK PASTORS HAVE INSTRUCTED THEIR FLOCK TO NOT VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA AFTER HE CHANGED HIS POSITION ON HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE.  WITHOUT GOING INTO ALL THE DETAILS ON THESE AND MANY OTHER EXAMPLES OF GOVERNMENT BETRAYAL AND DOWNRIGHT OPPRESSION (ANYONE WANT TO READ THE OVER 60,000 PAGES OF INTERNAL REVENUE CODE?), IT IS CLEAR THAT THERE IS MALEVOLENCE BEHIND WHAT WE ARE SEEING. FOR WHATEVER REASON, MANY OF OUR INSTITUTIONS, TO A LARGE DEGREE, HAVE ABANDONED THE PRINCIPLES AND VALUES UPON WHICH OUR NATION WAS FOUNDED AND WHICH HAVE PROVIDED US WITH COUNTLESS BLESSINGS.  WE DO THIS AT OUR OWN PERIL.  THESE TRENDS GAVE BIRTH TO THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT AND WITH GOD'S HELP IT WILL GROW TO THE POINT WHEN A REVERSAL IN DIRECTION TAKES PLACE.
 
OF IMMEDIATE CONCERN IS OUR NATIONAL ELECTION WHEN 'WE THE PEOPLE' FINALLY WILL HAVE OUR SAY AS TO WHETHER OR NOT WE WANT MORE OF THE SAME FOR FOUR MORE YEARS OR MAKE A CHANGE.  OF COURSE WHEN YOU MAKE A CHANGE YOU ALWAYS RUN THE RISK OF CHANGE FOR THE WORSE.  WHEN HOPE AND CHANGE WERE PROMISED IN 2008 LOOK WHAT WE GOT!  GOING STRICTLY BY FIGURES, THE STATISTICS REVEAL A BIG NEGATIVE AS FAR AS THE JOB PERFORMANCE OF THIS ADMINISTRATION IS CONCERNED.  UNEMPLOYMENT STILL HOVERING AROUND 8% ( AND THAT MAY BE LOWER THAN THE TRUE FIGURE), THE NATIONAL DEBT AT AROUND 16 TRILLION DOLLARS (UP FROM ABOUT 10 TRILLION), FOUR YEARS OF TRILLION DOLLAR PLUS DEFICITS, FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS AT OVER 46 MILLION, INCREASING BY MORE THAN 44 PERCENT SINCE OBAMA TOOK OFFICE IN 2009, MORE PEOPLE IN POVERTY. ETC., ETC.  WE ARE CLEARLY HEADING TOWARD A NANNY STATE WHICH IS NOT WHAT OUR FOUNDERS INTENDED FOR AN INDEPENDENT, SOVEREIGN PEOPLE.
 
BUT EVEN ASIDE FROM ALL THOSE NEGATIVE NUMBERS, WHAT I THINK WE NEED TO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO IS THE LACK OF TRANSPARENCY AND DOWNRIGHT SECRECY ON THE PART OF THIS CURRENT ADMINISTRATION.  WHEN BARACK OBAMA ENTERED THE OVAL OFFICE HE PROCLAIMED HIS TERM WOULD BE ONE OF TRANSPARENCY.  YET HOW LONG DID IT TAKE HIM TO RELEASE A SIMPLE THING LIKE HIS LONG-FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE? AND THEN AFTER MANY EXPERTS SCRUTINIZED IT, ITS AUTHENTICTY WAS AND STILL IS BEING QUESTIONED.  AS SOME OF US  KNOW, AS WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE ELIGIBILITY ISSUE FOR YEARS, ARIZONA SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO'S INVESTIGATION CONCLUDED IT WAS A FORGERY.  WOULDN'T A PERSON ADVOCATING TRANSPARENCY ALLOW CONCERNED ELECTED OFFICIALS, LIKE THE SHERIFF, LAWYERS AND OTHERS TO DO WHATEVER THEY DEEMED NECESSARY TO SATISFY THEMSELVES AS TO THE AUTHENTICITY OF SUCH A BIRTH CERTIFICATE?  NOW WE HAVE DONALD TRUMP OFFERING TO WRITE A CHECK FOR 5 MILLION ($5,000.000.00) TO THE CHARITY OR CHARITIES OF OBAMA'S CHOICE IF HE WILL RELEASE HIS COLLEGE AND CERTAIN OTHER RECORDS THAT HAVE BEEN UNDER SEAL FOR THESE SEVERAL YEARS.  SHOULDN'T A PERSON WHO ADVOCATES TRANSPARENCY DO THAT EVEN WITHOUT SUCH AN OFFER?  AND WITH SUCH AN OFFER BEING MADE, WOULDN'T HE WANT THE CHARITY TO RECEIVE SUCH A LARGE SUM AND THUS TAKE MR. TRUMP UP ON THE OFFER?  HE HAS UNTIL OCTOBER 31ST AT 5:00 PM TO DO SO, BUT I WOULDN'T HOLD MY BREATH ON THAT HAPPENING.
 
AND THEN THERE IS THAT MEETING IN KOREA WHEN OBAMA WAS CAUGHT ON AN OPEN MIC SPEAKING TO RUSSIAN PRESIDENT DMITRY MEDVEDEV AND REASSURING HIM THAT HE WILL HAVE MORE 'FLEXIBILTY' AFTER HIS ELECTION.  FLEXIBILITY TO DO WHAT??  IS THIS SOMETHING HE SHOULD PROVIDE MORE DETAILS ON AS TO HIS TRUE INTENTIONS. IF HIS PLANS ARE FOR THE GOOD OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHY WAIT FOR A SECOND TERM?
 
AND THEN THERE IS THE TRUE STATE OF THE RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WHEN IN A PRIVATE CONVERSATION WITH THEN FRENCH PRESIDENT SARKOZY THAT WAS ACCIDENTLY BROADCAST TO JOURNALISTS AT A G 20 SUMMIT IN WHICH SARKOZY SAID 'I CANNOT BEAR NETANYAHU, HE'S A LIAR."  OBAMA REPLIED, "YOU'RE FED UP WITH HIM, BUT I HAVE TO DEAL WITH HIM EVEN MORE OFTEN THAN YOU."  ARE AMERICANS AWARE OF SUCH AN ATTITUDE ABOUT THE LEADER OF OUR CLOSEST ALLY IN THAT TURBULENT PART OF THE WORLD?
 
AND THEN WHAT ABOUT THE RECENT DEBACLE IN BENGHAZI, LYBIA WHERE  A UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR AND THREE OTHER AMERICANS WERE KILLED BY WHAT WE NOW KNOW WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK.  DID WE GET TRANSPARENCY ON THAT ONE?  THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE WILL BE HOLDING A CLOSED DOOR HEARING TO EXAMINE THE INTELLIGENCE  DELIVERED TO ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS, HOW IT WAS REVIEWED, AND WHY INACCURATE INFORMATION WAS PASSED ALONG TO THE MEDIA AND AMERICAN PEOPLE BY THE ADMINISTRATION.
 
AND THEN THERE IS THE STATEMENT BY OBAMA THAT HE HAS 'EVOLVED' TO THE POINT THAT HE NOW SUPPORTS HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE.  GIVE ME A BREAK!  COULD IT BE THAT HE WAS NOT TRANSPARENT ON THIS AND ALWAYS SUPPORTED IT?
 
TRUST IS IMPORTANT AND I TRUST EVERYONE WILL CONSIDER THE ABOVE, DO THEIR OWN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH, PRAY FOR GUIDANCE FROM OUR CREATOR AND FROM THE CONSCIENCE WITHIN YOU AND GET OUT AND VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6TH!

THE LATEST FROM THE GALLUP PRESIDENTIAL TRACKING POLL INDICATES A DEAD HEAT AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS WITH BOTH CANDIDATES GETTING 48%, AND AMONG LIKELY VOTERS ROMNEY LEADS OBAMA BY FIVE PERCENT,  51% TO 46%.
 
RASMUSSEN POLLING SHOWS THERE ARE NOW EIGHT TOSS-UP STATES WITH A TOTAL OF 95 ELECTORAL VOTES.  ROMNNEY IS SLIGHTLY AHEAD IN FOUR OF THOSE STATES AND OBAMA IN ONE.  THREE STATES ARE DEAD EVEN AND WILL PROBABLY DECIDE THE ELECTION.  THEY ARE IOWA, OHIO, AND WISCONSIN.  AFTER THE HECTIC RECALL ELECTION IN THE BADGER STATE IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL PLAY A BIG POLITICAL ROLE IN THE RACE FOR THE PRESIDENCY;
 
GOLD CLOSED THE WEEK AT A BID SPOT PRICE OF $1,711.10 AN OUNCE AND SILVER AT $32.09 AN OUNCE.  BOTH ARE DOWN SINCE LAST TIME BUT STILL UP FOR THE YEAR;
 
 
AS USUAL, IF TIME PERMITS, WE NEED TO CONTINUE DISCUSSING THE FOLLOWING:
PENSIONS - THEY NEED OUR ATTENTION.  MANY AMERICANS ARE RECEIVING THEM OR SOON WILL BE.  THE BABY BOOMERS ARE A LARGE GROUP IN THAT CATEGORY AND THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT ACTIONS OR INACTION TO TAKE BOTH WITH ANY PRIVATE RETIREMENT PLANS THEY MAY HAVE OR EVEN WITH SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AND STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLANS.  ALSO, DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME FEATURE ADMINISTERED BY THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION? THE RULES KEEP CHANGING IN THESE AREAS AND IT WOULD BE SMART TO LEARN THEM;
 
THE FEDERAL RESERVE - WE HAVEN'T STOPPED LOOKING INTO THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
AND WE WILL DELVE A LITTLE MORE INTO IT'S' BALANCE SHEET AND SEE IF WE CAN GLEAN THE FACTS REGARDING THIS INSTITUTION THAT HAS SUCH AN IMPACT ON OUR LIVES AND DETERMINE IF IT CAN BE ONE THAT TRULY SERVES THE PEOPLE OR SHOULD ANOTHER ACT OF CONGRESS BE PASSED TO END ITS' EXISTENCE. THIS CAN BE A TEDIOUS PROCESS, BUT WE MUST FOLLOW THE MONEY !;
 
 
BEFORE WE TACKLE THE FEDERAL SYSTEM HOWEVER IT MAY BE WORTHWHILE TO REVIEW WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN PRICHARD, ALABAMA WITH THEIR PENSION PLAN. I THINK THE LESSON HERE IS THAT WE SHOULD FIND A WAY TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN MONEY AND NOT RELY TOO MUCH ON OTHERS, ESPECIALLY IF THEIR ABILITIES HAVE NOT BEEN FULLY DETERMINED;
 
 
GOLD - A RECENT SURVEY SHOWS HOW GOLD DOES DURING TIMES OF TURMOIL.  FIND OUT THE DETAILS;
 
WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH MORE ON THE LIST OF THE 50 THINGS EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE COLLAPSE OF THE ECONOMY;
 
 
AND WE WILL KEEP YOU ABREAST OF ANY LATE-BREAKING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE STOCK AND COMMODITIES MARKETS, ESPECIALLY GOLD AND SILVER;
 
 
SOME THOUGHTS BY EXPERIENCED INDIVIDUALS IN THE WORLD OF MONEY MAY ALSO BE REVIEWED AND SOME AUDIO MAY BE PLAYED TO ROUND OUT THE SHOW.