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Friday
Jun192015

StampStampede.org - Marking Progress in the #GetMoneyOut Movement in NH

The Stamp Stampede is on the move in New Hampshire!


The
Stamp Stampede recently celebrated two huge milestones:

  • ·       *  1,000 stamps sold in the Granite State
  • ·       *  125 New Hampshire small businesses hosting Stamp Stampede “stamping stations.”

In upcoming weeks, the Stampede will also introduce the “Stampede Pedaller” – a people-powered version of the Amazing Amend-O-Matic Stampmobile.


The Stamp Stampede is tens of thousands of Americans supporting efforts to overturn Citizens United by legally rubber-stamping anti-corruption messages on US currency. Every stamped dollar bill is seen by about 875 people as it circulates through the local economy – which makes stamping money a highly-effective way for citizens to show their support for the grassroots movement to get money out of politics.


The Stampede plans to recruit 6,500 stampers in New Hampshire and stamp four million dollar bills in the region before next February’s #FITN Presidential primary. 


Jonathan Clarke of Manchester volunteers as a Stampmobile driver, as well as stamping currency.  "I know that we have a problem coming together in this country, and I want to be part of the solution,” he said. “I like to support an organization that feels the same way I do. I feel like by joining, I'm helping to push this country back in the right direction."


Karma Tattoo in Hooksett has one of the more than 125 small-business stamping stations around the state.  "I think the idea of using money to fight money in politics is awesome!" said owner Melissa Nolan. "Looking around, you don't feel like you have any power to do anything. Stamping money is easy, and it gets people who don't know much talking and learning about the issue."


Jim Palmer and Anita Lowry, owners of the Live Free Caffe in Dover, advertised their stamping station on their Facebook page.  "Stop in and stamp your money. Let the politicians know how you feel! The government should serve everyone, not just the big corporations and the 1%ers."


So far, 69 New Hampshire municipalities have passed local resolutions calling for a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and allow states to regulate campaign finance.  Polls show that more than two-thirds of New Hampshire voters – including 61% of Granite State Republicans – support a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

 

The Amazing Amend-O-Matic Stampmobile is a Rube Goldberg device that sends money through a tortuous journey up the “Tower of Corrupted Power” and down past “Corpo Man” and “Money Mouth” before stamping it with the Stampede message of the day.  It’s a crowd-pleasing piece of mechanized post-industrial art – which the Stampede brought to New Hampshire to keep all our presidential candidates company. It will be featured at local fairs and festivals throughout the summer.

 

The Stampede Pedaller is smaller and people-powered, just like the Stampede. It’s a bicycle that turns into a mobile stamping station, complete with balloons, flag and photo op.  Like the Stampmobile, it attracts attention – but it’s easier to get into places where the #GetMoneyOut message might otherwise not be heard.  The Stampede plans to formally unveil it this weekend, during Laconia Bike Week.

 

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Thursday
May142015

ALG - Senate Democrats cave on protecting American workers 

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May 13, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting Senate Democrats for abandoning their opposition to granting trade promotion authority to President Barack Obama and ceding their demands for enforceable currency provisions in fast track bill itself:  

 

"Senate Democrats are abandoning American workers concerned that their jobs may be shifted overseas due to unfair trade related to currency manipulation nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Doing a trade bill without monetary policy—the primary mechanism nations use to make their exports cheaper—ensures that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is neither free nor fair. The house of cards gamesmanship that was played yesterday to fool constituencies about the Democrat stance on fast track is exposed by this latest capitulation on currency manipulation.

 

"No one can vote for fast track and claim with a straight face they opposed currency manipulation. It is time for Senate Majority Leader McConnell to end the charade of fast track and return to the politically viable business of the Senate."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/senate-democrats-cave-on-protecting-american-workers/

 

Attachments:

 

"Fast-Track Bill Needs Enforceable Currency Provision," By Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2015 at http://www.wsj.com/articles/fast-track-bill-needs-enforceable-currency-provision-1431470983

 

"Path to Pacific Trade Deal May Open in Senate After All," By Jonathan Weisman, May 13, 2015 at www.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/us/path-to-pacific-trade-deal-may-open-in-senate-after-all.html?smid=nytpolitics&_r=0

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

 

Friday
Aug222014

CEI Today: Floods + climate change, Labor Day & Big Labor, draconian currency rules, and more 

Friday, August 22, 2014
In the News Today

 

CLIMATE CHANGE + FLOODS - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Increase in Reported UK Floods Due to Population Growth, Not Climate Change – Study

Damages due to hurricanes are not increasing once economic data are adjusted (‘normalized’) for increases in population, wealth, and the consumer price index.

More people with more valuables at higher prices incur greater combined monetary losses when disaster strikes. There is no “greenhouse signal” in properly-adjusted hurricane loss data — no trend reflecting a potential warming-induced increase in hurricane frequency or power.
> Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 


VIRTUAL CURRENCY REGULATION

The Impending BitLicense and Premature Regulations

Last month, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced its proposed regulations for businesses engaged in “Virtual Currency Business Activity.

 

A prematurely designed set of draconian rules could force Bitcoin businesses to leave New York for good, shutting out a burgeoning industry before it has a chance to develop—and leaving New York behind the rest of the market. > Read more

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Saturday
Dec012012

Lignet - China‚Äôs Coming Economic Implosion

China’s economy is at serious risk – and the entire world will feel the blow both economically and even militarily.

And your life savings and investments are no exception because China’s economy is so closely linked to America’s and other Western nations.

You are probably aware of Robert Wiedemer, the New York Times best-selling author of  Aftershock.

Wiedemer was one of the first economists to warn of the 2008 crash.

And now he is warning that China’s economy is at grave risk.

He points out that after several years of massive government stimulus as well as heavy support for the real estate sector, China’s bubble is about ready to burst.

“Housing prices in 100 major cities in China fell for the sixth consecutive month...  even the China Iron and Steel Association says that growth has slowed from 15% in 2010 to 4% in 2012.”

Adding to China’s economic woes is their fragile stock market.

It has already fallen to 2009 lows, a significant psychological benchmark, and Bloomberg News points out that if this resistance level breaks, stocks could drop another 10 percent.

Shockingly, many insiders warn that China, facing severe domestic problems, may turn toward their military muscle to gain an economic edge.

A realistic fear Japan is already familiar with.

In search of cheap energy, China has become aggressive with Japan regarding a longstanding dispute over some uninhabited islands that sit atop potentially enormous oil and natural gas resources.

Forbes columnist Ben Marks points out, “In the event that the Chinese economy continues to weaken, do not be surprised if China deepens its nationalistic tone, which could lead to even more military hostility with its neighbors over disputed territories in Asia.”

James Rickards, a top security adviser to the Pentagon and CIA, recently released evidence that China is secretly stockpiling gold.

“In 2009, without anybody having an early warning, even the intelligence community, China unveiled gold reserves of 1,054 tons [not 600 tons as reported]... They are treating the acquisition of gold like it’s a military mission... they are expanding and conquering... and their military monitors this entire process. It’s critical they keep this secret.”

What will happen with China next and what are the implications for the U.S. and global economies?

To answer that question with a special focus on the implications of a possible Chinese economic collapse, Newsmax's global intelligence and forecasting service, LIGNET, will be holding an urgent online briefing on China, her economy and the possibility of escalating tensions between the U.S. and China.

This special online event will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. EST.

Leading the intelligence panel will be former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden and Gov. Jon Huntsman, who recently served as U.S. ambassador to China.

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What transpires between the U.S. and China could have dire consequences for America and inescapable economic ramifications.

During this exclusive program, LIGNET's esteemed intelligence panel will address the following:

  • The implications surrounding China's volatile leadership change
  • The likelihood China will surpass the U.S. as the global economic superpower
  • Is China a true currency manipulator?
  • The truth about China's economy and the potential for a real estate bust
  • The impact of China's military expansion and cyber-warfare capabilities
  • The possibility China will use military force to seize control of contested islands in the Asia-Pacific region
  • China's growing influence in Latin America and Africa
  • The immense investment opportunities in China
  • And much, much more!

We strongly encourage you to join this urgent LIGNET briefing Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. EST to discover how this dangerous conflict affects you and your wealth.

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Tuesday
Feb072012

American Principles Project - ICYMI: States seek currencies made of silver and gold

By Blake Ellis @CNNMoney February 3, 2012: 10:53 AM ET

 

Worried that the Federal Reserve and the U.S. dollar are on the brink of collapse, more than a dozen states have proposed using their own alternative currencies of silver and gold.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A growing number of states are seeking shiny new currencies made of silver and gold.

Worried that the Federal Reserve and the U.S. dollar are on the brink of collapse, lawmakers from 13 states, including Minnesota, Tennessee, Iowa, South Carolina and Georgia, are seeking approval from their state governments to either issue their own alternative currency or explore it as an option. Just three years ago, only three states had similar proposals in place.

"In the event of hyperinflation, depression, or other economic calamity related to the breakdown of the Federal Reserve System ... the State's governmental finances and private economy will be thrown into chaos," said North Carolina Republican Representative Glen Bradley in a currency bill he introduced last year.

Unlike individual communities, which are allowed to create their own currency -- as long as it is easily distinguishable from U.S. dollars -- the Constitution bans states from printing their own paper money or issuing their own currency. But it allows the states to make "gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts."

To the state legislators who are proposing state-issued currencies, that means gold and silver are fair game, said Edwin Vieira, an alternative currency proponent and attorney specializing in Constitutional law. And since gold has grown exponentially more valuable, while the U.S. dollar continues to lose ground, the notion has become increasingly appealing to state lawmakers, he said.

 

Read Full Article Here: http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/03/pf/states_currencies/index.htm