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Comment by the Collector In Chief

ENDNOTE: ‘Smart Meters’ are a ‘heart problem’?

2019-May-18

https://www.worldhealth.net/news/smart-meters-cause-changes-heart/

Smart Meters Cause Changes To The Heart
Posted on Apr 28, 2019, 5 p.m.

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Dr. Gilbertos Leon warns about this, saying these changes to the heart caused by smart meters are anything but symptomless or silent and major damages can take place without people even realizing it. Constant bombardment of microwave radiation from smart meters represents “and unnatural sequence of events we are not programmed to respond to… long-term exposure to smart meters can be extremely damaging to normal myocardial function.”

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Well, we know that a microwave oven if it leaks can damage a pacemaker.  So why are we “surprised” that a microwave transmitter aka “smart meter” may have similar properties.

I’m sure our wise and powerful overlords, aka politicians and bureaucrats, will investigate if too many subjects are killed.  Till then “let them eat cake”!

Argh!

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ENDNOTE: Crony Capitalism — Nashville style

2019-May-11

https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/corporate-welfare-in-nashville/

Corporate Welfare in Nashville
Thomas DiLorenzo
 
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I read that the city government of Nashville gave the NFL $3 million as part of the deal to hold the NFL draft there.  It’s probably a lot more when one counts all the police overtime, thousands of portable toilets, public works cleanup after 300,000 drunken football fans, etc.  Among the major beneficiaries of these handouts, besides the NFL billionaire team owners, appear to be the wealthy country music stars who own bars and restaurants on Music Row where more than 100,000 extra customers per day gathered for the better part of a week.  Blake Shelton, Dierkes Bentley, Luke Bryan, and others all own big restaurants and bars there. 

Much of that $3 million ended up in their bank accounts as a result of a quadrupling or more of their weekend business.  The taxpaying residents, on the other hand, were screwed with impossible traffic and crowds everywhere, noise, trash galore, jacked-up prices at bars and restaurants, etc. 

This seems to be the modus operandi of towns that are “tourist destinations”:  The purpose of local government there is not to “serve the public” but to make more money for the bar and restaurant owners there who in turn finance the political careers of the political hacks on the city council and the mayor’s office.

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So why don’t the NFL owners and the local business folks pay for their parties?

Why always does the taxpayer get screwed?

When will “We, The Sheeple” wake up to the rip off?

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Answers:  (1) They don’t have to.  (2) The Taxpayer is the “wallet at the end of the rainbow”.  (3) Never!

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ENDNOTE: I don’t understand this “fugitive” case … …

2019-May-04

https://www.thedailysheeple.com/massachusetts-judge-trial-court-officer-accused-of-helping-fugitive-immigrant-evade-ice_042019

MASSACHUSETTS JUDGE, TRIAL COURT OFFICER ACCUSED OF HELPING FUGITIVE IMMIGRANT EVADE ICE
APRIL 26, 2019 | SEAN WALTON | THE DAILY SHEEPLE

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The judge allowed twice-deported immigrant evade federal custody, report says Joseph and Wesley MacGregor, the trial court officer, are accused of conspiring to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement from taking an immigrant into custody at Newton District Court on April 2, 2018.

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Is this akin to back in the pre-Civil War (aka the War of Northern Aggression), when the North nullified the Federal law about returning slaves to the South?

Sure sounds the same to me.

Not that I want “illegal aliens” committing crimes against the public.

Not that I want “State Sovereignty” diminished.  (We need true Federalism to keep the Federal Gooferment in check somewhat.  It’s already ramped up its own power unconstitutionally.)

Not that I want to go to “war” with my fellow citizens against Gooferment at all levels.

But I do think this is best handled by the citizens of Massachusetts.

If the Massachusetts State Courts refuse to cooperate with Federal Courts, which IMHO they have every right to, then it’s the duty of citizens in every State to understand the conflict and support our fellow citizens in Massachusetts to sort out this Goofermental misunderstanding.

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ENDNOTE: Innovation in addressing at refugee settlements in Uganda

2019-Apr-27

https://what3words.com/2018/12/how-what3words-is-being-used-to-address-refugee-settlements-in-uganda/

How what3words is being used to address refugee settlements in Uganda
14/12/2018

  • The Rhino Refugee Camp in Arua, Uganda is embracing new technology to make life easier for the people who live there. 3 word addresses provide every home, church, medical centre and mosque with a simple and accurate way for people to describe its location and find it easily.

 

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The concept of using tech advances and innovation to give people fast access to reliable modern systems is known as technology leapfrogging. It is increasingly seen as one of the most effective ways of driving positive progress in developing countries.

Sebit Martin, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the CDC commented, ‘In the most remote refugee camps, a person has little to say about a location, which at the same time is often confusing and changeable. Not to mention how frustrating it is for ambulance drivers to try and locate emergency cases in a fragile situation of health and often situations where the very lives of persons of concern are at stake. So we are delighted to partner with what3words to solve these and many other problems concerning addressing in the refugee camps in Arua District.’

‘Finally, we also desire to give refugees the dignity they deserve by improving their living conditions and make 3 word addresses not only an easy way of talking about locations but a better language of hope in the refugee camp.’

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I had heard that Ford Motor Company was including it in their new vehicles in 2019.

It would seem that this could be useful for everyone when the technology supporting it is deployed. Street addresses are not always “good enough”.  Try being a first aid squad looking to help someone off the beaten track or even on some streets and roads where addresses are not obvious.  When I was living in Virginia, New Hampshire, and even the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee “addresses” were not obvious because folks don’t display them.  

From “launch, imposed, rabble”.

http://w3w.co////launch.imposed.rabble 

Laugh!

Try it and then have it in your “toolkit” should you need it.

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ENDNOTE: Things we need to separate from the State

2019-Apr-20

https://youtu.be/jPBNl7WGFmI

Stossel: Enough Crony Capitalism!
Published on Apr 9, 2019
Established businesses, like Facebook, use government to limit competition.

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Kiss the “ring” of politicians and bureaucrats.

“Crony Capitalism comes from the government regulating businesses.”

Another thing to add to my list of “Things we need to separate from the State”.

“Business”, “Education”, “Agriculture”, “Medicine”, “Pharma”, “Charity”, etc. etc. etc.

Argh!

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ENDNOTE: Ever heard of the Chamberlain-Kahn_Act?

2019-Apr-13

http://keywestlou.com/women-second-class-citizens/

WOMEN SECOND CLASS CITIZENS
Posted on April 3, 2019 by keywestlou

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I write about The American Plan.

Sounds wholesome. Was not.

The Plan had its beginnings in 1918. It’s purpose the mass imprisonment of women believed to be sexually immoral. The program initially one of federal encouragement. Encouragement to state and local governments to legislate and make arrests based on the Plan.

A long time program. From 1918 into the 1970’s. Still exists in some states, though not enforced. Doubt anyone knows it is on the books.

The initial concern was the military. Too many soldiers were getting STI’s. Sexually transmitted infections. More today. Few back then. However the few a real problem. Infections rampant.

The two biggies were syphilis and gonorrhea.

The Plan resulted in the detainment of over 100,000 women over the years. In every state, in most big and small cities.

A follow the money situation. The federal government paid local governments a stipend for every conviction obtained. States and local governments went gung ho over the years in making arrests. Most had “moral squads.” Their sole purpose to apprehend prostitutes.

The Plan resulted in a mass deprivation of civil liberties. The founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, Roger Baldwin, did not oppose the Plan. In fact, he sent a memorandum to ACLU local offices to cooperate in its enforcement.

Once arrested, the ladies were subjected to mandatory STI testing, highly questionable medical treatment, forced labor, and forcible sterilization.

The American Plan is forgotten. Probably because it was not enforced federally. Ergo, no data repository.

In addition to the ACLU’s founder Roger Baldwin, other prominent figures supported the Plan. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. one of the biggest. Prominent physicians and anti-vice crusaders. The likes of William F. Stone, Richard M. Olin, and Thomas Parran.

Syphilis and gonorrhea had been a sexual fear for centuries The two became rampant in the early 20th century. The underlying currents of Victorian morals, pseudoscience, racism, and misogyny created the motivation to confront the problem. And confront it the Plan did.

Statutes were broadly worded. Permission to detain suspects on the flimsiest of pretexts. Women were arrested for wearing provocative clothing, walking down a street alone, dining alone, looking like a prostitute, changing jobs, and for no reason at all.

Testing was required to establish syphilis or gonorrhea. Generally at some point such testing occurred. If negative, the ladies were free to leave. Some women initially protested the testing. They were threatened with Scarlet Letter shaming. Red lettered signs placed on their homes.

Testing results not always correct. Many false positives.

The Plan’s goal was to get loose women off the streets. Most of he women arrested were working class or African-Americans.

There was no penicillin. Penicillin became available in the 1940’s. Prior to that time, the ladies were treated with mercury or arsenic.

So many ladies were arrested in certain communities that detention hospitals had to be established.

Prominent persons supporting the Plan also included New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. He made special speeches lauding the Plan. California Governor Earl Warren personally spearheaded enforcement in his State. Warren later became Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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WOW, I’d never heard of this outrage.

This should be better known history.  Like the Tuskegee Experiment, the Japanese Internment, … …

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in_the_United_States

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamberlain-Kahn_Act

Public health plan aimed to combat venereal diseases, implemented in the US by the 1918 Chamberlain-Kahn Act.

Thanks to Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) for educating me.

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ENDNOTE: You Should Own Gold — a reminder from Venezuela

2019-Apr-06

https://deviantinvestor.com/10713/you-should-own-gold/

You Should Own Gold
Posted on March 28, 2019 by Gary Christenson
Guest Post from David Smith, Money Metals Exchange

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Maybe you have some gold (and silver) but not enough. Maybe you haven’t added to your stash for quite awhile, and you kinda’ forgot why you bought it in the first place.

Or perhaps you don’t own any precious metals at all!

If one of these circumstances fits you, then it’s time to refresh your memory on the multiple reasons why you should own gold, assess your risk profile and unique financial circumstances… then act!

The oft-stated Gresham’s Law tells us that when a government dictates the exchange rate between different types of money, the “good,” or undervalued method of exchange gets chased out by the “bad,” or overvalued version.

Thus the “bad” money stays in circulation and, as debasement (inflation) picks up, is quickly spent.

Unbeknownst to most – for now – U.S. inflation (greatly understated by “official” statistics) is increasing across the board. It doesn’t need to hit double digits in order to move the dial on gold and silver prices. Invariably, the “smart money” sniffs out the potential well beforehand – which is what it’s been doing for the last 9 months!

The “good” money in the U.S. is in reference to gold after FDR’s infamous 1933 edict banning circulation… and later, the removal of silver from our coinage starting in 1965.

Today, a pre-1965 quarter at $16/ounce silver is worth about $2.75. Why would anyone exchange it for an 8% copper/92% nickel slug? As for a gold coin, don’t even bother doing the math!

In Venezuela, according to the IMF, inflation will rocket along this year at 10 million percent! How long do you think the ironically-named Bolivar Fuerte (“strong bolivar”) stays in someone’s pocket, bank account, backpack… or large cardboard box?

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Now anyone, who knows me, knows I’m a Crazy Old “Gold Bug”.

In my working life, I’ve met optimists and pessimists.  I learned from both.  From the optimists, never gamble what you can afford to lose.  From the pessimists, if you always expect the worst, every surprise will be a pleasant one.  (Like Murphy’s Law, I’ve egotistically named it “Reinke’s Rule of Negative Thinking”.  Maybe someday, I too will be famous or infamous.)

If you follow what pretends to be economic thinking these days on the both the Left and the Right, there’s something called “Modern Monetary Theory”.  Distilled to a nugget, it’s basically that the Gooferment can’t print as much “money” as it needs until it sees price inflation.  That’s it.  Stripped of all the mumbo jumbo and fancy pontificating.  The dollar “floats” untied to anything.  That’s the legacy of FDR and Nixon.

So sad.  Thankfully, I don’t think I’ll be around to see the crash, but this is one UGLY chicken coming home to roost.

For the skeptical, here’s a more mainstream confirmation of the sad prediction:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-27/doug-casey-why-modern-monetary-theory-will-destroy-money

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