THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH:

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

THE JACQUES COUSTEAU UNDERWATER MISADVENTURE THEATRE (Or, FISHING FOR ANSWERS TO OUR ECONOMIC WOES)


51-second video opening:



Some of you are old enough to remember John Denver’s hit song ‘CALYPSO’ which celebrated the life and ship of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, whom we used to watch on TV with such fascination.

Here is the first verse and chorus of Denver’s big hit:

To sail on a dream on a crystal clear ocean
To ride on the crest of a wild raging storm
To work in the service of life and living
In search of the answers of questions unknown
To be part of the movement and part of the growing
Part of beginning to understand

Aye, Calypso, the places you've been to
The things that you've shown us
The stories you tell
Aye, Calypso, I sing to your spirit
The men who have served you so long and so well

Following is a Jacques Cousteau quote from a 1991 interview published in the UNESCO Courier.

From Wikipedia:
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization... UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).

Its purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the UN Charter. It is the heir of the League of Nations’ International Commission on Intellectual Cooperation.

JACQUES-ASS COUSTEAU:
“Our society is turning toward more and more needless consumption. It is a vicious circle that I compare to cancer ... Should we eliminate suffering, diseases? The idea is beautiful, but perhaps not a benefit for the long term. We should not allow our dread of diseases to endanger the future of our species ... In order to stabilize world population, we need to eliminate 350,000 people a day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it’s just as bad not to say it.”

A reminder... JOHN DENVER's lyrics in ‘CALYPSO’:

To work in the service of life and living
In search of the answers of questions unknown
To be part of the movement and part of the growing
Part of beginning to understand

Uh-huh. Right. To begin with, although a few areas of the world are overpopulated for their own good, the world overall is not even remotely close to being overpopulated. In fact, watch the documentary ‘DEMOGRAPHIC WINTER’ and you’ll learn that many of the developed nations are suffering from and about to economically collapse from a severe population replacement deficit. (And that, by the way, is the real reason for Russia’s recent strident anti-homosexual stance.)

FYI, the Cousteau quote came from my copy of the 1998 book ‘YOU DON’T SAY: Sometimes Liberals Show Their True Colors’, by Fred Gielow. It’s a good book filled with a ton of valuable info. You should read it, Brothers and Sisters!
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In keeping with today’s ocean theme, I want to recommend a second book to you as well...

Which one of these fish is not like the others?

Angelfish
Balloonfish
Catfish
Dogfish
Dizzygillespiefish
Frogfish
Goatfish
Hogfish
Jewfish
Kingfish
Lumpfish
Mudfish
Needlefish
Oarfish
Parrotfish
Rabbitfish
Shark

Did you answer “Shark”?

Wrong.

Dizzygillespiefish is the only one that isn’t real - I made it up.
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Sharks, however, are real... and some of them walk on land with two legs, and take economic advantage of the rest of us.

Let’s cast our line out and see if an economy runs through it:

In his clever and easily-understood book on economics, ‘HOW AN ECONOMY GROWS AND WHY IT CRASHES’, Peter Schiff uses fish instead of dollars to explain sound economics as well as the opposite of sound economics (i.e., The Federal Reserve System). If you ever thought economics was too deep a subject for you to mentally hook, then you need to read Peter Schiff’s explanations, cloaked in simple, amusing parables.

It’s amazing what people can wrap their minds around when you change one thing into another... like dollars into fish and capitalists into island fishermen. Make it simple, make it fun, and people will learn deep (sea) stuffs almost despite themselves!
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In his story, economist Peter Schiff names his fish characters after real politicians and money magicians (charlatans). See if you can guess who or what these “fish characters” represent in real life:

Franky Deep
Grouper Cleveland
Hughey Humpback
Ally Greenfin
Buddy Goldfish
Slippery Dickson
Cliff Cod
Finnie Mae and Fishy Mac
Piker Skiff
George W. Bass
Barry Ocuda
Carp for Carts
Nan ShallowSea
Hyperfishflation

So, how many of those did you figure out?

If you ever thought the subject of economics was “too many” for you, ‘HOW AN ECONOMY GROWS AND WHY IT CRASHES’ is the book for you. Peter Schiff Piker Skiff will ‘splain it to you, Lucy Lungfish.

A few days ago, ‘The King Of Blogs’, Arlee Bird of ‘TOSSING IT OUT’ fame Emailed me with a link to a video. I wanted to find a way to post it. Although it states the truth, it does not include a lot of verifiable facts like most of my blog bits do. Nevertheless, I thought it was a cool video... in a very blue way. Here it is, and only 5.5 minutes long:
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The Real American Theatre Is All An Illusion!



NOTE: Up until just now - as I write these final words - I believed that I was dealing with one theme: ocean fishes (particularly sharks). But I paused long enough to check my Email before posting this (to see if I’m taking this woman to ‘The Retro Theatre’ tonight) and what I found was another link sent by Arlee Bird. I watched the video and was amused, but it was at the point where Tim Hawkins sings of the government, “They’re power-hungry and malicious; their economics are fictitious”, that I knew I would add this short, last-minute video as the coda to this blog bit.

And the moment I made that decision, my mind realized that I was dealing with a second theme and a third “theatre”. The first one, I had already nicknamed the “The Jacques Cousteau Underwater Misadventure Theatre”. The next one on my mind was ‘The Retro Theatre’ (now playing ‘Falling Down’ starring Michael Douglas). And the third one, Tim Hawkins himself named “Uncle Sam Theatre”. Hokey-Smoke and Hoo-Wee times three! Life can be so weird sometimes!

Anyway... forget John Denver! How many of you remember the 1972 Sammy Davis Jr. #1 hit song ‘The Candy Man’? It was 1972 and I was a paperboy [“I want my TWO DOLLARS!!”] and there was a man on my route who would often give me a piece of candy. (No, no, it wasn’t like THAT! Times were different then, and a nice man could innocently give the paperboy candy.) I nicknamed him “The Candy Man” after the Sammy Davis Jr. song.

Sit back now for three minutes and enjoy...

Tim Hawkins - The Government Can 



~ Stephen T. McCarthy

YE OLDE COMMENT POLICY: All comments, pro and con, are welcome. However, ad hominem attacks and disrespectful epithets will not be tolerated (read: "posted"). After all, this isn’t Amazon.com, so I don’t have to put up with that kind of bovine excrement.
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19 comments:

  1. "There is only side. Their side." Yeah, that 5 minute video might not have been laced with facts, but the truth was there sure enough.

    The theme running through all of these posts is about "seeing what they want you to see." John Denver never looked beyond the surface of the popular show Calypso to find out what Cousteau actually believed. He just bought what he "said" on the show. Man, that is an easy mistake to make. People do it all of the time. They are listening to what people in our government say instead of watching what they do.

    I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS. hahaha. Love that.

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    1. ROBIN ~
      First and damn sure most importantly... I LOVE that you "Love that"!

      It's not the first time I've referenced that movie on this blog. Laughs per minute, it is easily one of the funniest movies ever made, for me, anyway... and why does it not strike me as odd that the same person who turned me onto Jesus Christ also turned me onto that movie? (Many atheists like to foolishly believe that 'Believers' don't have a sense of humor.)

      Robin, it's sort of fitting that you were the first of my friends to comment on this blog bit. Why? Because I had you in mind from the point I decided to work this blog bit around the Jacques Cousteau quote. Why? Because I took the quote from Gielow's 'YOU DON'T SAY' book.

      You remember how you nearly blew a gasket when you learned about Agenda 21? I read Gielow’s book for the first time in 1998 or '99, and he addresses Agenda 21 in a few places. For example:

      "The phrase ["Sustainable Development"] came into prominence about the time President George Bush signed Agenda 21 at the June 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro."
      ~ page 92


      Although it's possible that I learned about Agenda 21 earlier, via my subscription to 'The New American' magazine, Gielow's book is the first place I can point to confidently and say, "I knew about Agenda 21 at this point".

      >>... Man, that is an easy mistake to make. People do it all of the time. They are listening to what people in our government say instead of watching what they do.

      100% accurate, Sister! If you’ve never read it before, you might want to check out my blog bit titled #1 RULE OF POLITICS. It’s all about Words Vs. Actions:

      http://xtremelyun-pcandunrepentant.blogspot.com/2009/07/1-rule-of-politics.html

      When it comes to ‘The Golden Gate Casino’, my cry is...

      “I WANT MY FOUR-HUNDRED AND TWO DOLLARS! Or at least the two dollars I originally lost there.”

      Robin, did you ever see the movie ‘Falling Down’?

      ~ D-FensDogg
      ‘Loyal American Underground’

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    2. I am slow in getting back to blogs to read others comments on my comment. I actually came here because I wanted to refer you to this blog bit because it made me think of you:
      http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2013/10/suddenly-useful-eccentrics.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+google%2FRzFQ+%28oftwominds%29

      I don't know if you follow that one or not...

      Anyway, Better Off Dead (I Want My Two Dollars) ran so often on our VCR at college that about had the movie memorized. One of John Cusack's best films for sure. Funny, funny stuff. And here is the bit you were expecting on the HERE'S TO YOU post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iayLBI7nsE0

      Hahahaha. Made me laugh all over again just to watch it.

      I need to watch that movie Falling Down. You have referenced it several times now. I do remember when it came out and the trailer.... blah blah blah. But I never did watch it.

      I would like to add to my comment about people listening instead of watching... The media sways people ALL OF THE TIME to think specific ways about issues. I am not sure that we even understand how much until we discover a lie that was told in a widespread sort of way by the media. That is when we begin to seriously question everything that they say. Until then... people still believe they are journalists uncovering facts instead of a propaganda machine selling whatever truth is convenient.

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    3. ROBIN ~
      Thanks for the response. I am due in about 3 minutes to jump into the shower for my next "graveyard" shift (8 PM to 6AM), so I will not be able to check into your URLs and reply until later. But I WILL do so eventually.

      Also, because I don't often have large chunks of time for playing now, I have found myself writing my next blog bit (to be posted soon, I hope) in little pie slices of time. But when it goes up, I will again reference 'Falling Down' and include a few shots taken from my TV screen.

      Mo' later, my friend.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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    4. Hello, ROBIN, M'Dear ~
      Finally got that fluff O'nuffin' blog bit posted and feel I can reply to yer comment.

      Funny that you linked me to the Charles Hugh Smith blog. I don't 'Follow' it (probably should; maybe I will), but I have read a couple of his blog bits before. Only because my buddy SigToo linked me to them a couple months ago.

      Here's how it happened: I had sent Sig an Email in which I used the expression "Diminishing Returns" (which, by the way, I first heard in 1989, when I saw the 1970 movie 'Monte Walsh' starring Lee Marvin and Jeanne Moreau).

      In Sig's response, he seemed particularly enthusiastic about the expression I'd used. That struck me as slightly odd, but I didn't pursue the matter. Then sometime later, in response to a different discussion, Sig sent me links to one or two blog bits by Charles Hugh Smith. In surfing through Smith's blog a little bit, I encountered the "Diminishing Returns" expression a few times, and suddenly Sig's earlier enthusiasm all made sense.

      To me, 'BETTER OFF DEAD' is unquestionably one of the ten funniest movies ever made. And it probably comes in at number 2 or 3 on my list.

      Did anyone ever work harder for "two dollars" than that paperboy did?

      But... "TWO boo-boos": What happened to his knit cap that had been on his head when he suddenly pulled out the switchblade comb? And... although the ending of the movie is FANTASTIC... it's always bothered me a wee little tiny bit that you can see his bicycle tire tracks in the grass from earlier takes they had filmed of him riding in from the outfield. (Yeah... I tend to notice the details in things.)

      Yes, you definitely ought to see the movie 'FALLING DOWN', and sooner rather than later.

      I read your blog bit about the media while at work this morning (about 2 or 3 AM) - a coworker showed me how to partially circumvent the Internet block my employer has on the company computer - and I'm off to leave a comment now.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  2. Never saw "Better Off Dead". I had to look it up on IMBD. I think I was being de-programmed in boot camp that year. I tripped over your post on 'Stuffs' about KOYAANISQATS and have been meaning to see that one.

    Spooky blue video, needs a few footnotes or something to drive the point home.

    Shiff's book is well worth the read if someone is interested in learning basic Austrian school economics. Shiff has no problem driving his point home.

    In order to stabilize world population, we need to eliminate 350,000 people a day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it’s just as bad not to say it.”

    Never heard that one before; maybe I did but disregarded it because Cousteau is from France. I assume he would eliminate 350,000 by drowning, or waterboarding, walking the plank?

    Gotta cut it short as I'm expected to be in Minneapolis, Minnesnowda tomorrow.

    Got e-mail?

    Sig Sunfish

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    1. SONNY SIGFISH ~

      Just when you thought you was out... they reel you back in.

      First... Got E. Thanks! By some strange coincidence, I replied to it (briefly, just acknowledging it) about 15 minutes before I found your comment here. Mo' later, Bro.

      Looks like my date stood me up for the picture show. Oh well, there's other fish in the sea.

      Not sure if you would like 'BETTER OFF DEAD', but it totally cracks me up. And Major Charles Emerson Winchester plays the hero's father in it. In fact, it is Winchester's skirmishes with the paperboy that sets the whole "two dollars" bit into action. (I can't even think about that movie without laughing out loud.) It's completely zany, over-the-top, preposterous comedy, but I loves it.

      And as for 'KOYAANISQATSI'... it's simply my #1 favorite movie of all time, regardless of genre. No movie ever made me think more and influenced the way I see things to a greater extent. I saw it when it was first released in the theatres (about 12 times on the big screen), when there was nothing else like it ever produced. Now there are copy-cat versions and so much cinematography (especially in TV commercials) that was borrowed from 'Koy' that it probably wouldn't have the same effect on someone seeing it for the first time in 2013.

      The Cousteau quote is only one of four or five that fall under the heading 'Population Control' in Gielow's book. For example, there's also this one:

      "A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal."

      Who said it?
      The sick bastard we know as Ted Turner, husband (or former husband?) of communist Jane Fonda.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  3. I never got back to comment last night, so I am adding this before reading the lengthy comment exchanges, and apologize if I am restating what others have written.

    to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom

    The problem is, nothing in that quote by Cousteau sounds malicious or underhanded.

    That's how these organizations take a foothold. Doesn't the American Civil Liberties Union sound like a good thing?

    And how could one object to The Southern Poverty Law Center?

    You know how Americans love the soundbyte, and even I have admitted to doing my variation on Evelyn Wood Speed Reading. You read page one of the Council On Foreign Relations web site, and it sounds like we need them far more than we need the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act .

    After all, who doesn't need an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher?

    The other side is smarter. They know how to market themselves.

    And they're better looking. And I do not mean that comment in jest.

    If you compare the people who are featured on CNN versus Fox News, there is much more visual appeal to the liberals. Ditto on their politicians (although that Sarah Palin sure is cute and does a mean impression of governor Tina Fey).

    I have been toying with a blog bit on this topic. There is a lady on Fox News (Greta somebody) that every time I flip by and she's on I cannot change the channel fast enough (she inspired the idea).

    The Democrats look more like someone you'd invite over for a beer (even though you'd still want to hide your good silver).

    Switching gears, I wanted to echo your comments on the book and video.

    Anyone who is in doubt that our entitlement programs will be out of cash in thirteen years (they are technically bankrupt right now) needs to watch "Demographic Winter."

    Ditto the Schiff book-I took economics classes at an undergraduate and a graduate level in college and this presentation is simply the best I've ever seen.

    LC

    PS-I'm sure it will be a "doh" moment when you answer but I am drawing a blank-what is "KOYAANISQATS?"

    PS No 2-My favorite line after TWO DOLLARS was "That's a damn shame, throwing away a perfectly good white boy"

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    1. LC ~

      >>... The problem is, nothing in that quote by Cousteau sounds malicious or underhanded.

      Actually, what it sounds like is callous and elitist. If dipshits like Cousteau and Turner REALLY believe all their own bullshit, and if they’re REALLY so concerned about the survival of humanity, why don’t they ever (to quote Peter Frampton) “SHOW US THE WAY”... by being the first to commit suicide in the name of humanity’s survival?

      Oh, that’s right! Because what they REALLY mean is that you and I should die from terrible diseases, but not THEM. In other words, they all suffer from “John Lennonitis”.

      >>... That's how these organizations take a foothold. Doesn't the American Civil Liberties Union sound like a good thing? And how could one object to The Southern Poverty Law Center?

      Right on. And I’ll add some more:

      American Friends Service Committee
      Americans For Democratic Action
      Fund For The Republic
      National Alliance Against Racial And Political Oppression
      National Citizens Political Action Committee
      National Council Of Churches
      National Education Association
      National Lawyers Guild
      United States Peace Council

      Those Communist front organizations AND MORE are mentioned in the absolutely, 100% essential book ‘NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON ...25 YEARS LATER’ by John Stormer.

      >>... I have been toying with a blog bit on this topic. There is a lady on Fox News (Greta somebody) that every time I flip by and she's on I cannot change the channel fast enough (she inspired the idea).

      You should run with that blog bit, Bro.
      And the person you have in mind is Greta Van Susteren, who made a name for herself during the O.J. Simpson trial. She talks out of the side of her mouth and looks like a lezbo’s wet dream.

      >>... I'm sure it will be a "doh" moment when you answer but I am drawing a blank - what is "KOYAANISQATS...[I]?"

      Well, I’m not sure I ever mentioned it to you. But I posted about it here:

      http://stephentmccarthysstuffs.blogspot.com/2010/04/k-is-for-koyaanisqatsi-kudzu.html

      >>... PS No 2-My favorite line after TWO DOLLARS was "That's a damn shame, throwing away a perfectly good white boy"

      Ha! Yeah, that’s a funny one too. For me, it tends to get lost in a movie that I find hysterically funny from beginning to (literally) ending (credits).

      The line “You wash your hands on your own time!” is unquestionably one of my very favorites! Damn, I’m laughing out loud even as I type this!

      ~ D-FensDogg
      ‘Loyal American Underground’

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  4. There's something fishy about this post but I just can't put my fin-ger on it at the moment. Maybe your next post should be for the birds.

    I'll definitely have to check out "Demographic Winter".

    As far as Cousteau's quote about the population control, I'm not sure what the context of his total statement was, but just speaking from a certain logical perspective I can see something in what he is saying. The real population problem is that the world has too many ideologies clashing and some issues of class or economic inequities may also be creating a problem. The earth itself may be able to sustain more population, but I'm not sure society does so well with that. I'd have to think more on that topic though.

    Lee
    A Faraway View

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    1. LEE ~
      The Earth will ALWAYS be able to support humanity, regardless of the number. Because God would not place more souls here than He could provide for.

      If necessary, God can create food and any other necessity out of seemingly nothing. This is one of the principal lessons to be learned from Christ's miracles of multiplying fish and loaves of bread.

      So it's NEVER a question of total numbers. And we have poverty in this world ONLY because so many of our leaders want it so.

      "To feed a starving child is to exacerbate the world overpopulation problem."
      ~ Dr. LaMont Cole

      "Food is power. We use it to change behavior. Some may call that bribery. We do not apologize."
      ~ Catherine Bertini
      Executive Director, 'United Nations World Food Program'

      Yes, EVERYONE should check out the documentary 'Demographic Winter'.

      For the rest of my reply, I'll just ask you to read Beer Boy Bryan's comment below, because I think he totally nailed it.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  5. If you ever thought economics was too deep a subject for you to mentally hook, then you need to read Peter Schiff’s explanations, cloaked in simple, amusing parables.

    That is me to a T. You actually hooked me (yeah, lame fishing pun) with this post, because I hear the word economics and I just tune out to lala land. Will definitely have to check this book out.

    I can't say much about the economy, and I can only say about that video what you and others have echoed: the core message is there, I just wish there were more actual facts. I can contribute this, though... Cousteau's quote definitely rubs me the wrong way. It’s selfish. Rather than try to increase land productivity/limit waste, he says the obvious solution is let people die. Why cure cancer when cancer's "thinning out the herd?"

    It's funny. The human population was 5.4 billion when Jacques Cousteau made that statement. Now we're at 7.2 billion, and we're projected to be at almost 10 billion by 2050. That's almost double what it was when Cousteau said that, and yet I hardly think we'll be living in a dystopian Mad Max-type world come 2050. There's a quote I've heard that says if you took the entire population of the earth, you could fit us all in the state of Texas and each person would have about 1000 square feet to live comfortably. I looked this up and according to some math geeks much smarter than myself that's true. Now granted, 1000 square feet isn't exactly "comfortable," but that's not the point. The point is that space has never been an issue, and won't be an issue for a long, long long time.

    So then there comes food. Consumption. Do we have enough? Are we running out? The mistake people make is assuming that we live in a natural environment. We don't. Not since we started cultivating the earth and learned how to mass produce food. We're not just all wandering around trying to kill deer (and literally thinning out the herd) or trying to pick berries while putting nothing back into the system. Every day we increase the efficiency with how our food is grown/produced in the limited space we have, and it sucks to hear, but world hunger isn’t caused by just not having enough to go around for everyone. We have plenty.

    So yes, for someone who gave an interview to an organization that specializes in furthering "universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights", that's kind of a slap in the face to humanity to say that we should just let each other all die off because we don't have enough to go around. Especially coming from someone who lived a long 87 years and probably used up a lot more resources than, say, a 15 year old kid who died of cancer and was one of his 350,000 that "needed" to die.

    I guess this hits home for me because I'm a big fan of sustainability. For shits and grins I grow my own fruits and vegetables - outdoors in the summer, and the rest of the year indoors using a low cost, low power LED system. A year round garden. And soon a friend and I going to build an aquaponic system where you basically have an aquarium with edible fish, like tilapia, connected to a hydroponic system growing vegetables. The fish crap in the water, which is then flushed out to your veggies, giving them water and nutrients. The water is then cleaned by the plants and recirculated back to the fish as fresh swimming water. They both sustain each other and as they grow in size/number, you get free fish and free veggies. Pretty damn cool if you ask me.

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    So what I'm saying is, if the reanimated corpse of Jacques Cousteau comes shambling to my doorstep looking to "eugenics" my ass, I'll hold up my cross of aquaponics and indoor vegetables and say "Back, you vile beast! I'm doing my part! Go kill some other waste of space!"

    ~4B

    Postscript: A small part of my garden - pictured: fruits, vegetables, three types of tea, a kona coffee plant, and an arabica coffee plant.

    Post-postscript: You know what they say: see a broad to get dat booty yak 'em, leg 'er down a smack 'em yak 'em! Col' got to be, brother McCarthy. Sheeeeet.

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      4-B OLD SOUL ~

      Great comment, my friend!

      >>... That is me to a T. You actually hooked me (yeah, lame fishing pun) with this post, because I hear the word economics and I just tune out to lala land. Will definitely have to check this book out.

      You will dig that book big time, and you will come away from it thinking: Gee, this economics stuffs ain’t hard to understand at all!

      And if you like that one, then check out my favorite book on economics: ‘ECONOMICS IN ONE LESSON’ by Henry Hazlitt. I remember the first time I read that one I couldn’t believe how much I literally ENJOYED it. I like to think deeply about some things, and the way Hazlitt had of analyzing things, tracing them further back, and further, and further back still until he finally hit the “real” bottom line ...it was fun for me to follow along. That’s another book that makes economics seem almost ridiculously easy to comprehend.

      It only SEEMS incomprehensibly complex because those people who are ripping us off deliberately try to make it seem complicated as they don’t want us to understand their racket.

      >>... There's a quote I've heard that says if you took the entire population of the earth, you could fit us all in the state of Texas and each person would have about 1000 square feet to live comfortably.

      Yep. I first ran across that idea in A. Ralph Epperson’s ‘THE UNSEEN HAND’, only if I recall correctly, he used Oregon (or Washington state?) rather than Texas. But that was in 1985, so maybe we’d now have to substitute the state of Texas instead. Whoa! Dude! We’re in trouble! There’s too many people if we have already had to abandon Oregon and move to Texas! Sheee-it, what we gon do?

      >>... So then there comes food. Consumption. Do we have enough? Are we running out? The mistake people make is assuming that we live in a natural environment. We don't. Not since we started cultivating the earth and learned how to mass produce food.

      Continued Below...

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    2. Part 2:

      There’s a great chapter in Jeri Lynn Ball’s book ‘TRIUMPH OVER TYRANNY, TAXATION, AND TREASON’. Here’s just a couple brief excerpts:

      “The finite raw materials argument is, in fact, simply one more method being used by statists to dupe the American people into accepting socialism. ... In every predicted shortage in the history of mankind, crises were avoided, not by the intervention of government, but by the workings of a freely functioning marketplace. It is a very simple process. If a resource becomes scarce, its price goes up. As the scarce resource becomes more costly to use, people react by consuming less of it, substituting some other product or raw material for it, or adopting new technology that makes it less essential.

      “Meanwhile, as the price of the scarce resource goes up, producers try to supply more of it to the market. They create new technology in order to provide large quantities of the scarce resource or supply a substitute for it.

      “For example, in the 1980s when the price of tin was artificially raised by the tin cartel to $12,000 a ton, people switched to plastics, glass, cardboard, and aluminum. Whenever there is a resource shortage, it is always the marketplace which solves the problem: consumption of the scarce resource is reduced, production is increased, the shortage is ended, and the price of the scarce resource goes down.” [The author then uses another excellent example pertaining to sea water.]

      Bryan, if this were not true, then we would not still be on this planet and living relatively comfortably in the USA. All of our needs and many of our wants will always be met, thanks be to God.

      Nice little garden you have, Bro. You are a man of many interests and talents.

      >>... Post-postscript: You know what they say: see a broad to get dat booty yak 'em, leg 'er down a smack 'em yak 'em! Col' got to be, brother McCarthy. Sheeeeet.

      It’s your mofo butter laying me to the bone, jacking me up. Tight me.

      (I hope that response made some sense. ...I guess I picked the wrong week to quit my Jive language classes.)

      ~ D-FensDogg
      ‘Loyal American Underground’

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    3. I actually managed to track down a copy of How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes AND Economics In One Lesson in the same trip. I'm looking forward to reading them and will let you know what I think when I'm done. And you know, I actually was surprised to see that Economics in One Lesson was written in 1946, long before either of us were born. I guess some things never change, eh?

      It only SEEMS incomprehensibly complex because those people who are ripping us off deliberately try to make it seem complicated as they don’t want us to understand their racket.

      Before you mentioned it, I did have this same thought as I was writing my comment yesterday. I laughed as I asked myself, 'what if these concepts all seem so complicated because the bankers just want us to think it's complicated by speaking in jumbled terms? Think of the power that holds over us.' Not just because they can use it to screw us over, but because then no one has any interest in trying to do what they do.

      That's a great quote from Jeri Lynn Ball. It's amazing that anyone can think that what we need to survive is finite. I mean, isn't that the miracle of life in a nutshell? My garden is pretty picked clean for the time being, thus only the greenery in that pic and not a lot of fruit/veggie bearing, but I've had plenty to eat for the past few months that I've grown myself. Food that didn't exist 4 months ago, but that I grew from a handful of seeds and turned into a month's worth of food (and some damn tasty salsa) just by watering it here and there. Thanks be to God, indeed, Bro!

      (Except for Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale. Not as thankful for that one...)

      -4B

      Post: I may be a meatatarian but on most days I don't eat like one. Not until I can learn how to grow my own steak in a townhouse...

      Post-post: I aks dat ya snatch de coupon fo' mah' scribblin'. It be de least ah' can do fo' some baaaad homey, you dig?

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    4. 4-B ~

      Yeah, 'ECONOMICS IN ONE LESSON' by Henry Hazlitt has been in print for a very, very long time. And the reason new copies are still available despite the countless books on economics that have been published since then is because Hazlitt's book is a genuine classic in the field.

      >>... I laughed as I asked myself, 'what if these concepts all seem so complicated because the bankers just want us to think it's complicated by speaking in jumbled terms?

      Well, that's totally accurate. If one owns the language that a topic - which automatically intimidates the average person anyway - is discussed in, then one can talk in circles and most people (even most Congressmen and Senators) won't even attempt to decipher that language. Like everything else in the political theater, Bryan, it's all a big, fancy show with expensive production values. But the real goal of the show is to deceive us until the time is right to completely raze the theatre.

      In his masterpiece, 'THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND', G. Edward Griffin also makes the point that economics are deliberately spoken of and manipulated in unnecessarily complex ways in order to keep We The People off the trail of Wall Street's and the International Bankers' methods of robbing the nation.

      People used to complain that Alan Greenspan spoke in a language they called "Fed-speak". A conscious way of answering questions without actually answering them and making everything seem impossible to really wrap one's mind around.

      Well, see the brief article below. Greenspan has, since his days as The Federal Reserve Chairman, admitted on more than one occasion that 'Fed-speak' was his protective shield used to keep from telling the Americonned Sheeple what he and The Fed were really up to:

      http://www.teemingbrain.com/2012/08/16/alan-greenspan-explains-fed-speak-and-the-art-of-constructive-ambiguity/

      My next day off, I may go to Total Wine & More, and while I'm there, I think I'll take a chance on one more pumpkin ale, just to see if Blue Moon's version was drastically worse than others. After that - unless I'm taken completely by surprise - I'll be done with this little beerexperiment.

      As for the coupon... well... alright, but just this once, mang. And don't forget... you owe me one! I wouldn't accept a 30%-off full price coupon for just anybody, ya dig? I'm only accepting it 'cause yer a spatz homeboy, homeboy.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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  7. Internet problems kept me from getting here sooner, but you knew that. For once I’m glad. Let me explain.

    If I had gotten here sooner I might have made some goofy comment about how clever the videos were and the truth contained in them, but being late I get the benefit of not only your original post but everything said in the comment box.

    The videos are still clever and contain a lot of truth. Best line in the ‘shark tank video ‘You’ve been played!”

    Best thing in the comment box.

    “The Earth will ALWAYS be able to support humanity, regardless of the number. Because God would not place more souls here than He could provide for.

    If necessary, God can create food and any other necessity out of seemingly nothing. This is one of the principal lessons to be learned from Christ's miracles of multiplying fish and loaves of bread.”

    Above all of the political babel and cleverness. THANK YOU for saying that.

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    1. Thanks, FAE.

      Yes, that's an important lesson to be learned from those miracles, and it was taught to me by The Holy Spirit; I did not learn that from a book.

      It still surprises me how many Christians and even Bible students have failed to grasp that great Truth. (I differentiated because the majority of Christians are not also Bible students.)

      I appreciate your having commented here, FAE.

      ~ D-FensDogg
      'Loyal American Underground'

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