Thursday, March 25, 2010

Free Market and Colbert

Two things I want to say based on this episode:

a) Free Market would solve problems of poverty as it gives people an opportunity to profit however they choose to do so, as long as they don't harm anyone, steal from anyone or use fraud. Capitalism simply allows only the top echelon to profit while the others pay for it. It reduces opportunity and crushes competition. Competition is healthy, it is needed for industries to continue growing and developing. Capitalism leads way for too much power and greed, and too few people to control it.

b) Our Health Care systems are based on treatment, rather than cures. When you go to the hospital, you are given pills, which subsidize or reduce (treat) whatever it is you have. The Pharmaceutical companies profit heavily from this, and most of the times the drugs are ineffective or the side effects are worse than the original symptoms. The Free Market would also solve this, as health care would be based on the best offered and companies would be able to compete on service and quality. Treatment would be included, but cures would be implemented and more heavily researched/developed as they would always be looking to be the best in the industry.

Colbert Report, March 18, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Paul vs Bernake

Ron Paul is the man and here he is facing off against Ben Bernake, chairman of the Federal Reserve. This took place on March 17th at the Financial Services Hearing. It's a good video to watch. Here are some of my favorite quotes:
Paul says "Free Market people see that the dependency on regulation is just imaginary, because the fault is, all these mistakes are being made, because they have false information... price fixing, nobody is advocating wage and price control because of all the false information, you can't run an economy with price fixing, that's why Socialism false... if you fix the price of the interest rates, one half of the economy goes 'your messing with the Monetary system' and all of a sudden instead of dealing with that, we say 'we just need more and smarter regulation." He asks Bernake, "doesn't this bother you?"
Bernake responds, "We need some system to set the money supply. I guess you are a Gold Standard suppoter?"
Paul simply responds back, "I am for the constitution."
Bernake stutters and ignores this and only goes on to state how every major country in the world is run by a central bank and "never the less, this (the actions of a Central Bank and it being the controller of a countries money supply) is a choice that's made.
Paul replies "But then there is no good information left for the Investor unfortunately."
Here is the link:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Government.. er, Corporate Coercion

Recently, an incident in my current city regarding people's liberties and freedoms has been addressed. A man, who is a member of the FreeMan on the Land Society (the website has been shut down), appeared in court under criminal coercion and duress.
The Freeman movement are people claiming they are no longer property of the Corporation of Canada. They believe that regulations and acts take away from our liberties and freedoms and that by becoming a FreeMan they only abide by the Common Law: "which is the true law: You don't hurt one another, you don't steal and you don't commit fraud in your contracts," the defendant said in a Newspaper interview, which can be found HERE
The court proceeding was eventually dismissed several times, each time as the defendant tried to defend himself, until the court room was emptied and police then guarded the entrance, making sure no one entered into the room. The entire time, the defendant was not given a chance to defend himself. Here is video of footage taken from outside the courtroom where you can see police blocking entrance to the courtroom, several people gathered outside.
Canada is in fact a Corporation, as is the United States and every other country. Check it out, it's real.
Corporate Canada
Corporation of Canada Company Information

How Can This Happen?

Please, watch this video... This is a horrible event and you may even feel sick to your stomach after watching it, but this is what we are paying our police to be doing.
72 Year Old Woman Tased