Wagner Tannhauser Pilgrim’s Chorus (video w/ lyrics)

Wagner Tannhauser Pilgrim’s Chorus by Richard Wagner

(if you have been following me for a year, you’ll know occasionally I put lyrics, and a song I really like, on here, to sort of save it for posterity and to make sure that the lyrics are not lost in their native tongue, and not some horrible English translation. I think youtube has revolutionized entertainment and saving things for posterity. My hope is that youtube lasts forever.)

Richard Wagner 1813 – 1883


Beglückt darf nun dich, o Heimat, ich schauen,
und grüßen froh deine lieblichen Auen;
nun lass’ ich ruhn den Wanderstab,
weil Gott getreu ich gepilgert hab’.
Durch Sühn’ und Buß’ hab’ ich versöhnt
den Herren, dem mein Herze frönt,
der meine Reu’ mit Segen krönt,
den Herren, dem mein Lied ertönt.
den Herren, dem mein Lied ertönt.
Der Gnade Heil ist dem Büßer beschieden,
er geht einst ein in der Seligen Frieden!
Vor Höll’ und Tod ist ihm nicht bang,
drum preis’ ich Gott mein Lebelang.
Halleluja in Ewigkeit, in Ewigkeit!

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For Blacks: Be Your Own Boss

Starting Your Own Business

( Pictured below are all African Kings, most are very much alive. Wonder why you don’t see them in the news? )

You will never get ahead being the employee of someone else.  Well, unless that is of course you work directly for Bill Gates or some situation like that.  However, I am fairly positive, noone who works for Bill Gates reads Shakaama Live.  I could be wrong, but being a perfect being, I know I am not wrong.  It stands to repeat in another way, en employee is someone that a person hires so that they do not have to work as hard to make THEIR money.  Let’s put it another way.  You are making someone else wealthy by getting hired on to do a “job”.  Understanding the dynamics of what a job is, is the beginning of understanding how the rich get richer.  Once you understand it, then you can turn around and do it yourself.

What is Trade?

The entire concept of the market place is based upon trade.  It is a simple concept, really.  I make cakes and you buy them from me.  You make shoes and I buy them from you.  It used to be that everyone used precious metals to trade with, once we did away with the bartering system.  But, gold and silver are in short supply in the world and the big greedy bankers came up with a fake money system [but that’s a story for another time]  Long, corruption, story short, we now deal in currency and not precious metals.  So you give me money for my cakes and I give you money for your shoes.  We all come out fairly equal.

See what happun was…

Someone got the bright idea that instead of them physically standing there selling cakes, they could hire some lackey to stand there for them.  Then they went a step further.  They came up with the bright idea that instead of them baking the cake AND standing there selling them, they could hire one person to bake the cakes, and another person to sell the cakes.

Well with all this free time, they could then go open up a pie shop.  After the success of the cake shop, the pie shop was a breeze.  They didn’t have to make a whole bunch of money off of each cake, because now they could buy all the ingredients from someone else and have their employees make them money.

Along came a thing called a revolution.  After the dust was settled and people didn’t want to listen to kings and queens any more they wanted to own their own land.  See, before they didn’t own their own land.  The duke or lord owned all the land.  Yeah so after that was over, people were supposed to own their own land.  Well, as luck would have it, the dukes and lords didn’t take kindly to that and thought that perhaps they could just keep the land and charge people rent or sell them land.  People went for it, for some reason.  I don’t know why.  I mean they did fight a revolution to get from under the very people they now agreed to give their money to.  Thus the landlord was born.  Instead of him being a duke or lord, he was now called a landlord.

The landlord gig is quite an impressive way to make money.  You basically have nearly nothing to do but collect money.  It’s a fantastic way to sit back and make money.  I don’t know why everyone doesn’t do it.

Not to be outdone, the banks [yeah the corrupt ones] did not want to be put out of the game.  So they plotted to be the middle man between the landlord and the tenant / buyer.  They got the bright idea that they could ask the landlords to jack up land prices and then offer credit to the tenant / buyer.  The landlords, of course, loved the idea.  So they tripled land prices overnight and banks then advertised that they would offer credit to … wealthy people.

Wait!  What?

Yeah, credit wasn’t such a big hit for EVERYONE.  I mean, who in their right mind would lend money to a poor person.  It just doesn’t make sense right?  So they gave credit out to all the wealthy people.  The whole idea of jacking up the price of land sort of backfired.  You see what they had wanted to do was get in between all the landlords and the buyers.  But, poor people were never offered credit like rich people.  Poor people still bought their land directly from the landowner.  For a couple of centuries then, poor people were immune from banks.  Banks didn’t give credit to poor people and poor people were not at the mercy of horrible stories of banks coming for poor people.

See wha happun was…

Someone got the bright idea of giving poor people credit.  Why? Because poor people do not understand credit.  Credit, as it goes, is a fairly new concept anyway.  And, poor people were never historically given credit.  So, if you offer credit to a poor person, you can explain it however you want him to understand it.  The basics of the idea is that money is lent to a person just for having a good reputation.  That money lent is done so at interest.  The payback is the money lent plus the interest.  Well, there are a million ways to go about those 3 steps.

What’s ridiculous is, being a landlord does not require a bank.  Yet, people think that it is the only way to be a landlord these days.  The old way of buying land directly from a landlord never “went away”.  You simply have to remember that banks wanted to be included inside of that “trade”.

His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, king of the Asante people of Ghana

Now, what’s a real tragedy is that landlords offered to rent properties to people.  So everyone fought in these revolutions to not be under dukes and lords and yet they turned right around and started renting the very land they fought for.  Selling off parcels of land is not such a bad idea.  You fight the revolution, and the land has to be distributed somehow right?  Buying it from the duke or lord is as good a system as any to distribute that land.  Renting land is just … well it’s just stupid really.

Let’s fast forward to 2008 in the U.S..  Prices of homes fall to such a degree that people are going crazy.  But, wait, this is what the home values SHOULD have been.  So now you can buy a home directly from a landowner for about $500.00 / month.  Yeah the landowner carries the note and you PURCHASE the land, like everyone used to do.

Now, if you’re smart, you’ll buy a few homes yourself and rent out to people more stupid than you.

So, we got you hiring folks for a pie shop; hiring folk for a cake shop; and renting to idiots that don’t know they can buy land from people directly.  If you’re working for someone else, you are trading your time and energy for a fraction of the money you could be making.

Going to college and business school is simply making yourself a bigger target for getting a job to make someone else richer.  I am not advocating not getting an education, but I AM advocating not wasting your or your parents hard earned money and 4 years of your life JUST to make someone else richer for the rest of your life.  If you’re going to spend money on college, it should be to get a business degree on how to START your own business.  It is time out for Black people to tell their OWN children to go to college to get a degree to get A JOB!!!  No other race tells their children this.  None.  Only Black people say this to their children.  It is a shame and a tragedy.

Think for one second.  You tell your kid to pay for college and then spend time there just so he can get a damn job working for someone else, for the rest of their life.  Are you really that stupid?  That is not how to GET AHEAD.  You want your children to get ahead of you don’t you?  If you don’t you shouldn’t be a parent.  You should shoot yourself in the head before you have kids and bring the rest of us down.

I’m just sayin *laugh*  [ I do not condone suicide ]

This is how you can be your own boss.

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Nevada Family Court Corruption (Guest Post)

Openly Gay Man Denied Parental Rights by Family Court Judge

Shawn Sr. and Jr.

Beginning in 2004 with the threat and warning by Dr. Louis F. Mortillaro, a Court Appointed Therapist of Judge Gloria Sanchez of the Clark County Family Courts to the blackmail of Shawn A. Evans, Sr. by Attorney Carol A. Menninger, it has been discovered that the Family Courts in their corruption has permanently alienated a child from his loving and caring father.

In 1998 Shawn A. Evans and Lisa V. Evans divorced when Lisa realized that she could not change her husband. Shawn was a professed gay man as he had informed his wife before they were even married. She decided to marry him any ways and on February 16, 1995 the two married in the Mormon Temple in Las Vegas, Nevada.

By 2008 Shawn decided he could no longer live the lie and no matter how much counseling they went through the couple decided to end their three year marriage. That is when the alienation began.

At the onslaught of separating son from father, Lisa hit Shawn with a barrage of harassment and getting him fired from every job. She told him that she wanted him to give up his parental rights of his son on many occasions. When after two years of this treatment Lisa realized that she couldn’t get him to give up; she concocted a story that Shawn had kidnapped her and their, than three and a half year old son at gun point. Long story short, Shawn received 24-72 months in Nevada State Prison of which he served 40 Months.

Father and Son at Pool

Upon being released from Prison and trying to make a new life for him and was trying to reunify with his son, Lisa concocted once again story after story to have him thrown back into prison. In 2004 it was that Shawn was involved in child pornography that it was while the couple was still married in 2007. Lisa did not use this information against Shawn during the divorce or even while he was being released from prison. She used it to try to have him thrown back into prison when she realized that he was not going away. Lisa was permanently trying to alienate the father and son.

In 2004 Judge Gloria Sanchez of the Clark County Family Courts appointed Dr. Louis F. Mortillaro to assist in the unification process. What Shawn will never forget was the threat from Dr. Mortillaro that he if obtained an attorney to protect his rights that Dr. Mortillaro would guarantee that Shawn would never be happy. He didn’t think that the doctor would be so unethical as to actually make good on his promise.

Lisa accused Shawn of Child Pornography which caused him a nervous breakdown and eventually a heart attack and destroyed his relationship. When Shawn still wouldn’t back down, she accused him of molesting his son and beating him with a belt. Which caused him another nervous breakdown and he ended up loosing his job his vehicle and even his home. Being that Lisa was both Mormon and knowing that he was gay, she felt that the gay aspect of the claim that he had molested his son would convince the courts to take away his parental rights. Both she and her husband Darryl Sibley referred to both Shawn and his partner as “faggots”. Darryl even stated so in Dr. Mortillaro’s office.

Lisa was aware that Shawn has a heart condition; while they were married he had complained several times of severe chest pains and had even been hospitalized for it in the past and this is what Lisa’s attempt was now; to cause him to have another heart attack if not death. While Shawn was in prison Lisa had informed their son of young and impressionable age that his father had tried to kill her and that he instead was dead. Now that Shawn was trying to get back in to his sons life Lisa had to cover her lies and changed the story that his father had abandoned him.

Shawn Sr.

When Lisa realized that her attorney D. Bruce Anderson wouldn’t bend to her will and accuse Shawn of molesting his son and other atrocious acts she sought out an attorney who would. Carol A. Menninger has been Lisa’s attorney since 2007. She has assisted Lisa in violating court orders for visitation, and even perjured herself in Family Court. When Shawn brought this to the attention of both Rob Bare and Philip J. Pattee of the State Bar of Nevada, they both stated that Carol Menninger did nothing wrong that her actions in being a zealous attorney for her client did not mount to anything unethical. Even perjury, suborning perjury and blackmail are all ethical practices of an Attorney.

Through out the four years that Carol Menninger has been Lisa’s attorney, they have succeeded in permanently alienating the father and son; Shawn A. Evans, Sr. and Shawn A. Evans, Jr. to a point that Shawn Jr. has decided to take his mothers maiden name as his name and has sent his father many hateful and nasty emails and texts, which Shawn believes were orchestrated by Lisa herself.

Lisa has taught the couple’s son that your word means nothing and that you can do what ever you want to anyone and that there will be no consequences. Judge Gloria Sanchez, Judge Pomrenze as well as Dr. Mortillaro and Attorney Carol Menninger have a enforced that teaching.

In 2008, Carol Menninger and Lisa filed an emergency motion to go back to court. Carol Menninger is aware that if you file an emergency hearing that you do not need to give the other party time to respond and/or to retain counsel.

On August 22, 2008 Shawn found himself in court on an emergency motion that Lisa had to take their son to Arizona for work. Shawn had already filed an injunction against Lisa ever moving Shawn Jr. out of state. The information is that Lisa knew she was going to be going to Arizona for approximately 3 months in advance. When Lisa left court it was said that Shawn Jr and her husband Darryl were waiting in the parking lot with their belongings already loaded and ready to go.

Shawn Sr.

In the court room when Shawn realized that he was losing his son for good after a long battle through the trenches of the unethical and corrupt family courts, he collapsed in the court room. At that point Carol Menninger stood over Shawn’s body and remarked, I want a paramedic to make sure he isn’t faking.

Carol Menninger knew that they were going to be going. Apparently Carol Menninger and Judge Pomrenze had made prior arrangements to the hearing and Carol Menninger assured Lisa that they would be allowed to go.

Judge Pomrenze even stated in open court that this did not constitute an emergency yet she let the hearing proceed anyway. Furthermore she allowed Lisa to relocate with the couple’s child to Arizona. That night Shawn once again found himself in the hospital from yet another heart attack.

The next morning after awaking in the hospital Shawn reached for his cell phone and saw that he had a text from his son. It was “I am going to miss you” it wasn’t “I love you” what it was is “Hey Psycho” apparently Lisa had informed her son what had happened in court and they had a good laugh about it, that was when Shawn Jr. sent the text to his father

Upon being able to relocate to Arizona Lisa was ordered to at least once a week dial Shawn’s cell phone number and when he answered the phone to hand the phone to their son and to at least once a week make sure that Shawn Jr. sent his father an email letting him know how he was doing. That never happened. When Shawn complained to Lisa and contacted Lisa’s attorney Carol Menninger; who most likely advised Lisa that she was out of the courts Jurisdiction that she didn’t have to follow the order any longer and that she didn’t have to allow Shawn Jr. contact with his father. However, Lisa took it to a level higher than any one could expect. Lisa complained to her twelve-year-old son, as she had for many years already, that his father was trying to cause trouble for her. Shawn Jr. in turn sent his father many hateful emails about him not being his father. Shawn believes these were all orchestrated by Lisa herself. That would not be the first time. In 2007 Judge Sanchez was sent a letter addressed from Shawn Jr. It was in a sealed envelop. Upon receiving it in court Judge Sanchez told Shawn that either he goes back into counseling or she would have be forced to have to open the letter. Shawn stated that he wanted to know what was in the letter. It was a typed letter and signed like it was by some professional. Words were underlined, highlighted and bolded. Judge Sanchez stated that this letter did not come from a child. That it had to have been written by an adult. Shawn didn’t have to go once again in counseling, however Judge Sanchez once again failed to admonish Lisa for her attempts to pull the wool over the courts eyes and to further alienate Shawn from his son.

Father and Son 5 Years Earlier

Due to [the fact] that Shawn demanded that Judge Sanchez recuse herself from his case, that she was either corrupt or she didnt have know how to run a court room or both. Judge Sanchez simply laughed in Shawn’s face and stated that she didnt feel there was a reason to and that he could do what ever he wanted. How ever a month later, Judge Sanchez did recuse herself after Shawn came out with an article about Judge Sanchez and Carol Menninger being strange bedfellows. Judge Sanchez stated that it was because Shawn had threatened her. Yet Shawn was never contacted by neither the police nor the District Attorneys Office. Shawn states to this date that he knows Carol Menninger was most likely paying off Judge Sanchez for her rulings.

In 2010 Lisa once again contacted Shawn and told him that she wanted to move with their son to Texas, for work she said. Shawn denied her and filed a motion on an order shortening time. In his reasons for the motion he stated that he was concerned that Lisa, who was already in violation of court orders for contact and visitation was once again going to violate the order and that she was never going to see his son again, Judge William Henderson denied the Order Shortening Time. Yet Carol Menninger file an Order Shortening Time stating that Lisa had to get to Texas for work. Judge Henderson granted the Order Shortening Time.

Shawn feels that there is a pattern here of corruption that the State Bar of Nevada refuses to recognize or maybe the State Bar of Nevada is being paid not to.

Carol sent her assistant Gary to see Shawn to give him his copy of the motions. In the motions it was stated that if they went to court that Carol Menninger was going to ask Judge Henderson to incarcerate Shawn until his Child Support Arrears were caught up. Shawn was not going back to prison so he agreed to let Lisa and his son go to Texas feeling that he was coerced into doing so with the fear of having to go back to prison.

Before leaving, Shawn, Lisa and their son all came to an agreement that Lisa would encourage their son to make contact with Shawn at least once a week and to send school picture. As soon as Lisa and Shawn Jr. were out of state and the jurisdiction once again of the courts they refused to honor their side of the agreement. And once again Shawn Jr. is sending his father hateful emails about changing his name and even stating that he is a black hole to his father and that his father will never see him again.

Shawn has brought this to the attention of the District Attorneys Office and has asked him to investigate the matter. David Rogers the Clark County District Attorney refuses to respond much less investigate the matter. Plans to contact Brian Sandoval and ask for a special committee to investigate the claims of corruption in this matter are underway and the Governors office has already been contact.

To be kept up to date as to the progress or lack there of this investigation and story contact Shawn at

About the author
I am the President and Founder of PASSAGE a nonprofit organization that assists individuals in the family courts and those that are being alienated from their children and the children alienated from their parents.

This was a guest post.  Very little editing was done on my part, as it was a guest post.

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First Egypt Now Libya: Why Now?

Our Allies Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi

Hmm paint me incredulous, but … wasn’t Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi our ally just 2 seconds ago?  As a prime example Representative Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan, alegedly the represetative of the largest Arab American community in the united states, pretends the he and his constituants are against the Egyptian protesters.  Representative Thaddeus McCotter writes

Thus, America must stand with her ally Egypt to preserve an imperfect government capable of reform; and prevent a tyrranical government capable of harm.

For if Egypt is radicalized, all of the reforms sought by the Egyptian people and supported by the United States with them – including consensual and constitutional government; free elections; open and unbridled media; and Egyptian control of their natural resources – will be lost. Nascent democratic movements in the region will be co-opted and radicalized. The world’s free and open access to the Suez Canal’s vital commercial shipping lanes will be choked. And the Sinai Accord between Egypt and Israel – which must be protected as the foundation and principal example for Mideast peace – will be shredded…

This is not a nostalgic “anti-colonial uprising” from within, of all places, the land of Nassar. Right now, freedom’s radicalized enemies are subverting Egypt and other our allies.

What is not being said is that the sentiment against the Mubarak regime is not an American sentiment, but a Jewish sentiment.  Any casual search on the topic of Egypt will launch thousands of pages, documenting how horrible the Egyptian president is, but the sources of these alegations? Jewish periodicals.  U.S. foreign policy, on its face, has been for Egypt.  But… I have a smoking gun for you.  The U.S. started this revolution, not the Egyptian people.

America is playing both sides of the fence in this one.  We are duplicitous in our dealings with this country.

Pro – Egypt

  • The US has been giving Egypt $1 billion a year in military assistance. 
  • Egypt now has 1000 M1 Abrams Tanks, built in Egypt under license, and 
  • Egypt now has 2700+ older tanks of American and Soviet origin. 
  • The Egyptian Air Force has 216 F16s, plus hundreds of older planes. 
  • The Egyptian Air Defense command is pretty well stocked with second to latest generation US and Soviet missiles.

Con – Egypt

  • The American government secretly backed leading figures behind the Egyptian uprising who have been planning “regime change” for the past three years.
  • The American Embassy in Cairo helped a young dissident attend a US-sponsored summit for activists in New York
  • The American Embassy in Cairo helped keep his identity secret from Egyptian state police. 
  • The American Embassy in Cairo and the dissident secretly had drawn up a plan to overthrow President Hosni Mubarak and install a democratic government in 2011.

So I give you a clue here, who do you think funded the “uprising” in Egypt?  Who do you think funded the Egyptian government?  Who do you think supplied weapons for both sides?  Who do you think instigated the “protest” in Egypt?

A regime that wraps itself in the flag of truth fears truth most of all, for if its story is falsified in the slightest degree, its authority is gone. – Orson Scott Card

Shall I continue to enlighten you about what is REALLY going on?  I won’t even go into Iraq in this article.  Yes, Iraq was our ally and the atrocities that we then reported as an excuse to go to war with them have been documented, some out and out lies and some over simplifications of matters more complex than one simple writing could explain.  That is to say that Sadam Hussein throwing people in jail or “having them killed” was not just that simple to write it as a sentence.  But, the media loves to dumb down everything to get you to hate the guy.  But, they are in the business of selling news now, not reporting truth.  Noone would want to hear a clear explanation of the national policy of the Sadam Hussein regime, now would they?  No, so the powers that be made sure the news only reported that the man was a tyrant and a dictator, although we funded, trained and BROUGHT HIM TO POWER.

Now Libya

When I hear reports of a president turning machine guns on their own people, I always have a sinking feeling it has nothing to do with the president being a tyrant, as it does the IMF or the World Bank being behind it.

“So, as our new friend — our ally in the ‘war against terror’ — Gaddafi’s previous crimes against us were  forgotten. The IRA? Water under the bridge after the all-smothering Northern Ireland peace process. “

Weird how I’m like the only guy in America that doesn’t forget things when the news suddenly changes on a dime about people.  And also, color me incredulous but, how is it these sudden “enlightened students, just so happened to come and “take to the streets” at this very moment, via learning about their alleged “deplorable treatment by their leader” a la internet, when Libya has had internet access at the same time as the rest of the world, what for the past 20 years?

First Egypt, another ally, and now Libya.  Is it just pure coincidence that these people have erupted into civil wars?  Funny thing about civil wars, you really shouldn’t get involved, or it looks like an invasion.  But, I’m here to tell you that these “civil” wars, are not very civil at all, and are in fact, instigated by the CIA.

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Are Unions Evil

Are Unions Evil

Look around any media source, the newspaper, magazines, t.v. or the internet, and you’ll see a slew of examples of how unions are evil and corrupt and unnecessary.  But, in every instance, none of the sources of information about these “evil” unions are ever very scientific in their analysis, nor present any evidence of consequence that directly support or refute their argument.  The only thing you get is a lot of rhetoric and “feelings”.

Time and again you get anecdotal evidence that a particular union member or non-union member felt bad about the union in question.  You get evidence of a female nurturing nature, i.e. feelings.  For example: one man expounds how his union was evil because it was not able to bargain for wages, due to unforeseen outside circumstances which conspired against his union.  However, upon a cursory glance, you would note that he was a public servant and their wages were set by law.  He also threw out any evidence which showed how his union actually made his life much better and what they were able to bargain for.

On a side note, my personal feelings are that public servants should not have unions.  Public service should never be able to approach the wages and benefits of the private sector.  The current public system is upside down when working off of tax payer dollars generates more income than the private sector which has to actually work for its dollars.  We should discourage people working for the public sector, not encourage it.

Private labor unions are always seen as evil, because corporate America is always pointing out obscure instances where a union did something untoward.  They leave out such gems of information like:

  • the 16 hour work day, 
  • unpaid leave, 
  • unpaid hour increases, 
  • the era of no minimum wage, 
  • no benefits of any sort, 
  • shooting workers in the face that tried to organize
  • firing at will, regardless of years served on the job
  • no retirement plan whatsoever

The problem most of Americans have understanding the wage issue is that they simply jump on the bandwagon when they say “oh look at their salaries”.  Pure and simple, EVERYONE else is UNDERPAID. The depreciation of the dollar has driven down wages de facto for about a century. Then, if privately run unions do not wish to take it lying down and fight to have a competitive wage, vs dollar depreciation, it is not the union that is “evil”, it is our federal government, stupidly borrowing from the federal reserve bank, at interest.

Don’t point to the unions as a source of consternation, point to our own ignorant government for giving the federal reserve a hand out, i.e. borrowing from a private bank, at interest, when they could just as easily print their own currency.  However, it seems that every president that has tried to coin his own money has wound up dead. 

Noone can gainsay that labor union members, who normally represent skilled labor industries, do not actually work at very hard jobs.  Besides, when the dust settles, you’ll all come to the same realization: confidence in a fiat currency is misplaced, the only measure of true wealth in this day and age are assets and cash flow. And,  a job is not an asset, nor is it cash flow.

What is amazing is that people make the argument that unions, somehow, make inflation.  This has to be the most heinous pile of fish corpse ever put forward as an argument against a union.  Inflation is not simply rising prices.  It amazes me that so many Americans have no concept of what inflation actually is.  None of them ask the very simple question of why do prices rise?  There is one answer and only one answer as to why prices rise.  No other factor contributes to a fluctuation in prices.  Prices rise when the value of the dollar falls.  That being said, the next obvious question comes up.  There is no other way that the value of the dollar can fall except for one reason and one reason alone.  The value of the dollar falls, in realistic terms and not theoretical terms, due to a flooding of more dollars into the economy, i.e. money printing without value being added to it.  Who is guilty of this printing?  In a simple word, Congress.  A more precise explanation of why money is being printed is that the privately owned, federal reserve bank, which started in 1913, lends money to Congress at interest.  The interest is the handout that was mentioned above.  There is no reason Congress needs to borrow money at interest.  Congress has the power to coin its own money.  It is this interest that is bankrupting the country.  In any event, this process of money printing is what causes inflation, not unions.  Unions have nothing to do with inflation.

Finally, about high wages.  Union wages are not high.  The value of the dollar is continually being devalued on a daily basis, and has been for nearly a century with the advent of Congress borrowing money from the privately owned, federal reserve bank.  When the value of the dollar decreases, wages are automatically lowered.  You cannot then say that unions, who bargain to commensurately stabilize wages versus the value of the dollar, are somehow asking for something more than what is owed to them.

For example: if you were earning $10.00 an hour and the dollar fell by 10%, you should be making 10% more to compensate for that fall.

By 1929, the not-really-federal reserve had stolen away 42.1% of the dollar’s purchasing power.  By 1950, that amount had swelled to where 58.9% of the dollars purchasing power had been stolen.  Even more importantly, thanks to Keynesian doubletalk, the American public had the “Big Lie” about inflation deeply seated in both textbooks and popular media.

The Big Lie is that prices go up.  They don’t.  The purchasing power of your dollars goes DOWN.

By 1975, the dilution of purchasing power had sucked 81.6% of the dollar’s purchasing power away – meaning that something which cost $1 in 1913 when the banksters took over (along with their free lunch/deficit spending pals in congress) was up to $5.43.

Then things got worse.

By 2000 the dollar’s purchasing power was diluted 94.25% from where it started in 1913.  What had cost a single dollar then was up to $17.39.

This morning, if we assume 5% inflation for 2009 year-to-date, what cost a single dollar in 1913 is up to $22.61.  The dollar is buying 4.42% of what it did in 1913, or more clearly its purchasing power has dropped 95.57%

Lastly, people get exchange rate confused with inflation.  It is very easy to understand.  Exchange rate is the dollar versus another fiat currency.   Inflation is an internal measure of buying power inside our own country.  Today’s dollar is worth 2 cents versus the dollar in 1913, the year the privately owned federal reserve bank was created.

So, if a union member makes $30.00 an hour, let’s compare that to the 1913 wage – ¢ 60 an hour.  Now for those of you who happen to not do research of wages back then, I’ll enlighten you.  A hotel porter in 1919 made ¢50 an hour.  So an autoworker making ¢60 an hour is actually less than what he should be making.  Surely an autoworker should make more than a hotel porter.  One builds a car, the other one carries luggage.  Just an interesting side note though.  The work week in 1919 was considered to be 60 hours a week.  That was an average work week in America.  And, that was considered being a really decent employer.  I believe a lot of thanks is owed to unions for the things we all now take for granted.

How many salaried workers suffer from a lack of being able to b ea part of a union and have miserable working conditions this very day: uncompensated extra work hours; no commensurate benefit appreciation for extra hours worked; uncompensated home work.  The list goes on.  So while we’re all crying for the corporation, let’s keep things in real perspective.  The average American worker today, outside of a union, makes less in wages than a hotel porter did in 1919, when accounting for the depreciation of the dollar.  You must take the depreciation of the dollar into account.  You cannot say you have a better standard of living these days without comparing it to something.  The only thing you can compare it to is the past.  Evidently the cost of living today is well above the means of the average worker.

Are unions evil?  I think I pointed out who is actually evil.

So for all of those crying that union workers make too much money, do some math before your little brain bursts and the corporate shills tell you what to think.

The reality is 90% of Americans are UNDERPAID.  Go ahead and multiply your hourly wage [or convert your salary to hourly] and then multiply it by 2 cents, i.e. 0.02.  Then compare your wage to the hotel porter’s meager 50¢ and see how you fair.

These are real numbers, not “feelings”.  “Oh I feel unions are evil.”  What do the numbers say?  I think if every American did the math they’d be mad as hell at their wages.

“We’re the most prosperous nation on the planet” I always ask, “are we?”  By who’s calculation, are we the most prosperous nation?  You’ve been had, hoodwinked, bamboozled, run amuck.

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Fight Wrinkles and Fight the Economy – Where Do I Sign Up?

Save Skin and Save Money

In this economy we do everything we can, to make every dollar stretch, like a Jillian Michaels yoga video.  But, we can’t all stop spending money and start looking like the homeless, no offense to the homeless.  Besides, your skin isn’t something you can just leave one day and come back to later.  Each day counts for skin care.  You to have to take care of your skin every day.  It’s an ongoing battle with the toxins floating around the air, your house, the food you eat and the water you put on and in it.  We find out something new each day about those toxins, like – the fact that the plastic we’ve been drinking out of is poisoning us slowly and releasing toxins into our water bottles.  All of those toxins float to the surface, i.e. your skin.  You get premature aging from the toxins.  You need something that is going to fight back and stop you looking older and make you look younger.  While we can’t reverse aging yet, we can reverse the look of aging right now, with fantastic products like Skin Cubed.


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    Rap is Fake

    Rap Music is Fake

    Rolling down the street, with my windows down, the cool air blowing down my spine.  I can hear the beat and boom of the base from any number of cars around me.  And, the votes are all in, and it’s rap music.  The pop station is now the Hip – Hop station.  The top 40s station is now the 20 / 20 station, 20 rap, 20 pop.  On any music board, regardless of genre, rap dominates the top 40 spots, even country music.  With pop music now being completely autotuned, i.e. the singer sings into a computer and the computer makes the notes for them, there’s more and more of a rap feel even to top 40 music.  And, one day, everyone is going to wake up and there will be no more music left.

    Music has always been a hazard for the ruling class.

    Little History Lesson

    The ruling class has always hated music.  Why?  Because musicians, moreso than artists, can create something, with words, and cleverly tell you what’s really going on.  I am not talking about, just, Vietnam or the Korean war, I am talking Mozart, Liszt and Saint Sean.  The rich and powerful hated and wanted to make sure to control all music.  Imagine 2,000 years ago a guy with a lute, sits in front of the king, strums the chords and says:

    And as long as you are here, go where you will, slaughter the local folk, and take what you want! It’s the least we can do for such a horrible, murdering bastard as yourself!

    Bards WERE the “news at 6”.  So if they sat down and told you 100 souls were lost at the hand of the king, that king’s head would be as good on a pike as if he had predicted it with psychic powers.

    Now imagine that kind of power in one man with a lute?  No, no the ruling class could not have that, so they set about making sure musicians would never ever see the light of day, nor write just any old thing that they pleased.

    Modern Times

    Singers who generate their own marketing are few and far between.  To get a contract these days, as a real singer, you have to show that you are commercially viable, that means, will people pay to come hear you.  It’s a catch-22, because once you’re signed, they literally can put it in writing that all lyrics are to be agreed upon.  No longer can you have a Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On, slip through the cracks.

    Rap music was the turning point for big corporate music giants.  It presented music, without music.  It presented talent, without talent.  Music moguls could now, literally, go on the street, pick up some schmo and sign his life away and own him body and soul.  They could then literally beat rap songs into him until he parroted them perfectly to further their own hidden agenda.

    And, that’s exactly what they do.

    You thought Milli Vanilli was some fluke?  That sort of thing happens every day.  The only reason you know about Milli Vanilli, is because the public made the songs more popular than was controllable.  And, remember, it’s all about control.

    I saw an interview with a cat who writes rap lyrics.  He said an executive called him up and said

    “I want you to write a wrap portraying Black women getting rape and praising it.”

    The lyricist said he refused.  The executive said, “if you don’t do it, I’ll just get someone else to do it and pay them.”  The lyricist said this goes on all the time.  He said they have an agenda and they are pusshing pushing pushing it forward with rap music, because it’s a message, LITERALLY, in a bottle.  They can pick up some thug or good looking Black man, stick a microphone in his hand and tell him “say this.”

    You don’t hear about it, until someone goes “crazy”, i.e. speak out against the music industry.  Once you out yourself, as not being a sell-out, you’re done.  They’ll come after you with guns a blazin.  How many rap artist have you heard of that’s gone to jail, gone crazy, or disappeared after years of hits.  I guarantee you they are either being setup for a FALL or they are already on the down escalator out of the business.

    We the public buy this crap.

    By the way, in case you thought rap music was all about being Black and for Black people, 70% of all rap music purchases are done by teenage, suburban, white boys.  With that huge of a directed market, think about why rap music talks about Black people being animals and good for nothing but jail.  You think it’s a coincidence?

    There’s no such thing as coincidence.


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