No joke, trying to raise an independent-minded, decent human being in America is like trying to fly through a Category 5 hurricane.
For starters, nothing beats some of the toys offered up to kids. For example, you can hone your child’s remote killing skills by buying him or her a military drone toy. Not only can you kill women and children in their homes, but you can do so without actually having to deploy overseas!
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Last week, I chose to take on a different tack and put together a list of 50 things to try instead of, or in addition to, going straight to college. It’s a lengthy list, so only the first 25 were posted last week. Here is the rest of the list:
26) Volunteer at a Zoo: Zoos contain a great wealth of information, and they’re an awesome place to volunteer. You get to meet other animal lovers, learn how animals are cared for (like bears and lions), and possibly even get to take part in their care yourself. It’s something very few people get to do!
27) Write Songs: Lyrically, songs take a bit of work. You’re working with both a beat and verbal flow, which requires a strong grasp of the English language (or another) and fitting things together. This makes it a strong creative outlet, and could even lead to a job writing lyrics for others.
28) Learn to Drive Race Cars: Most of us have had that desire to get behind the wheel of a race car and take it around the track. Or even just go on a drag strip. Learning how to drive a car in these extreme conditions requires great hand-eye coordination, and fast reflexes. But if you master it, you could actually get sponsored to drive cars!
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I felt like shit. After more than 13 months without spanking my children, after taking my time to apologize to them for doing so in the past and even writing an article about why I am against it; on February 27th, I slapped my son on the backside out of anger.
It had been building up all week — frustration over a lack of respect from my 5-year-old son — and I finally lost it. After dumping water out of the bath tub, I asked him not to do that anymore, sternly raising my voice on my last request. He looked me in the eyes, scooped up a cup of water, and dumped it out right on the floor. I was livid. I took him out and dried him off with a towel, and nearly ended the matter peacefully. But I was so mad at the deliberate disrespect, I bent him over my knee and slapped his bottom. Instantly I felt horrible. I violated our relationship… I had struck my son. I had done exactly what I hated and wanted to banish from our lives – violence as a threat in order to alter a person’s behavior.
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It’s hard to know what’s normal sometimes. As an unfortunate son of empire, my life, my own memories as a child, were corrupted at a young age. As such, knowing what should be acceptable behavior while raising my own kids can be challenging.
Yesterday, my 4 year old son was playing with another young boy at his house, while in another room speaking with their father, I could see in the distance the two boys flying some type of fighter jet while bombing a lego city and train station.
At first glance, this is normal right? I mean we all played with GI-Joe’s, green army men, and jet fighters when we were kids.
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It’s been a big week for Bitcoin. Several days ago I noted the significance of Chinese web services giant Baidu accepting bitcoin for its Jiasule service. With a $53 billion market cap, I believe this is the largest company globally to-date to accept the four year old crypto-currency. It is also highly significant that bitcoin is now trading higher than it was just before the latest flash crash triggered by the arrest of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged proprietor of the Silk Road.
There’s no better way to top off such a exciting and dynamic period for Bitcoin than with this new, excellent mini-documentary. The following video will be enjoyed greatly by newcomers to the space as well as those with advanced awareness. Enjoy!
My friend Dan at Future Money Trends has just put together a fantastic micro-documentary on the rise of our food stamp nation and the far reaching consequences to society. From the art of selling excess food stamp dollars at the end of each month, to JP Morgan profiting from the program as a line of business, this video covers it all. I’ve written about food stamps on several occasions, and have highlighted how they are merely a way to boost corporate profits at the taxpayers expense. More corporate welfare and crony capitalism. My three most popular articles on food stamps are below:
Now check out the video.
In this interview, we are fortunate enough to get detailed perspectives on what is going on in the precious metals markets from two experts in the field. Wearing the analyst’s hat, we have the highly respected David Morgan who fills us in on his latest observations as well as how he thinks investors should split capital between physical metals and the mining shares. From the mining industry, we have Amir Adnani, CEO of Uranium Energy Corp and Chairman of Brazil Resources. He explains how both of these companies have been aggressive in making acquisitions over the past couple of years in this depressed market, moves that will set them up for outsized performance once the market turns around and prices begin to reflect fundamentals. A really great two-part interview. Enjoy!
I haven’t endorsed anyone for President yet, but the guy that catches my eye more than any other at the moment is Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. While people will say a vote for Gary Johnson is a “wasted vote” or a “vote for Obama,” neither of these claims are accurate. First of all, a “wasted vote” is to play the system’s rigged game and vote for the “lesser of two evils” between two awful candidates that fundamentally disagree with me on every single issue of importance. To the second point, there is a lot of evidence that suggests Johnson pulls from both parties, and in fact mostly from Independent voters (who probably wouldn’t vote anyway), with him pulling more away from Obama in my home state of Colorado where he is polling at 7% as of late!
I don’t like labels and I prefer not to attach myself to any. While I agree more with the Libertarian platform than the other options, no political philosophy is perfect. The point is that the Democrats and Republicans are two big party elite shams that pit the populace purposely against one another on emotional social issues so as to never debate what really matters. Gary Johnson is virulently opposed to Gestapo type legislation like the NDAA, which Obama is fighting aggressively in court to keep, he is against the Federal Reserve system, in favor or real capitalism where there are no massive bank bailouts or institutionalized socialism for the rich and austerity for the middle class. He is the only commonsense guy running for President that sees the nation’s future in a similar vein to so many of my generation and younger if we would just wake up.
Gary Johnson has recently polled around 5% nationally. While this is impressive for a guy with zero media coverage, he needs 15% to get in the debates. If nothing else, it would be amazing to see him up there with the other two puppets. If we spread his message perhaps he can get there.
Below is a interview my friend Dan Ameduri recorded with Mr. Johnson at the Freedom Fest in Vegas. His candor is refreshing and without a doubt you will know where this man stands on the issues. Please take the time. Our nation’s future is at stake.
While I was at Freedom Fest in Vegas, I was able to meet Dan Amerduri of Future Money Trends for the first time. We also had a chance to record an in-person interview, which is the first time I have done that format. We cover all the bases in this one, but the main message I try to convey is that “awake” people must not live in fear. The system owns you emotionally when you live in fear. Knowing that the system is a giant ponzi scheme run by sociopaths is scary, but life is short. You can and must enjoy life while fighting these criminals, otherwise they win. Give yourself to love, compassion and truth. Those are the things TPTB hate the most.
I think this is one of the best interviews I have done, so please take the time.
In Liberty, Mike
Hi everyone. I recently recorded a new interview with Future Money Trends and it was just released! In it we discuss a whole host of issues from the horrific performance of the junior precious metals miners, to the oil and natural gas markets, to the emergence of the Liberty Movement in the United States and of course my new blog and why I started it. Dan did a great job as always and I hope you take the time to check it out below.