Thursday, April 14, 2005

Weird Convergences

I have a lot of different interests. Metaphysics, which can range all over the map from bible history, yoga, different healing philosophies, tarot/ I Ching, UFO/psychic phenomena etc. Dance (ballet for me, highland for one of my kids), with the subset of technical and rehabilitation coaching, costume construction and general entertainment gossip. Politics, and their traveling companions, the economic theories, especially the contrarian ones. Contrarians are more fun to read than the average practioner of the "dismal science". Try Bill Murphy at Le Metropole Cafe. I blame it on a funky Mercury placement (did I mention I'm interested in astrology too?) Or maybe it's just ADD.
Whatever. In any case, sometimes these can come together in the most unexpected way. For instance, here's politics, economics and bible prophecy colliding. Check it out:

Patriot Act Being Used To Implement Currency Controls

Although found here, the following exchange of letters appears on the Gold Eagle board in the
Gold Forum on April 11, 2005.
A letter to and reponse from Jim Sinclair:

Dear Jim:

My Bank in London called me today to inform me that in order to comply with
new US laws, they are halting all new services to American residents

I can keep my accounts for the moment, but I cannot add any new currency
accounts or any other investment products to my portfolio. They will not
allow any US residents to open accounts in the future.
Just my thoughts but:

1. New bankruptcy law (last week)
2. Announcement that travel to other parts of North America will require a
passport (papers please)
3. New compliance standards for foreign banks (this past year)
4. Elimination of foreign accounts for US residents (one by one)

Currency controls have been initiated.

Your "Anonymous Pal"

Dear "Anonymous Pal:"
I have cautioned the Community that financial privacy is all but a chapter
of history - with the exception of bullion coins.

Anyone attempting to open international bank accounts at major and reputable
non-US banks will run into the difficulties you have outlined, making it all
but impossible to accomplish even with the best of intentions.

The net result is an effective form of currency control as part of Patriot
Act II. This covert method of currency control is a preemptive strike at
what is coming when it is realized - as the Economist put it - that there is
no constituent support and therefore no real political will to reduce the US
Budget Deficit.

As a result, the dollar must decline. The result of a declining dollar is
logically a move towards other currencies which in itself is a form of
Gresham’s law.

Of all the possibilities you outline, there is only one that is in the
black: Patriot II will be just as effective as any currency control put into
law. This has significant implications for gold once all of this hits the
proverbial fan.


Just on it's own, that should give you the shivers wherever you live. Land of the "free", home of the "brave", so long as your papers are in order, and you have the right currency in your wallet. Or maybe no currency?

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. [Revelation 13:16, 17]

Ain't no place it looks like this is happenin' but here folks. But, maybe we're already there.
Try this link for a different view of our love affair with credit cards. It's long, but worth reading with attention.

If you like really meaty biblical analysis try this. NO fundie pap here.

Blue Ibis

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