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Politics / Putin Says . . . .
« Last post by Wake-up! on Yesterday at 11:04:27 am »
Vladimir Putin: "The Dollar Enjoyed Great Trust Around The World. But For Some Reason It Is Being Used As A Political Weapon, Imposing Restrictions. Many Countries Are Now Turning Away From The Dollar As A Reserve Currency. US Dollar Will Collapse Soon."
 - November 15, 2019

Here is a link to a short post;

When the dollar loses its status as the reserve currency, big changes will follow in the US economy. No, the globalists and socialists will not like many of the changes. They like controlling the world market with a fiat currency, i.e., one that has no true value. The globalists and socialists can manipulate fiat money to make billions for themselves. Decifict spending is the primary way they do that. And they gain more power in the process. But for people that want to see balanced budgets from governments, the result of the dollar's demise as the world's reserve currency will be mostly positive.

When the dollar loses its reserve status,
1) foreign countries will not want to buy and hold dollars to trade with, or as a hedge on changes to thier own currency's value,
2) many foreign countries will dump the dollars they are presently holdng on the world currency market,
3) the value of the dollar will decline. This sounds bad. Don't listen to the press. In the longer term it is not bad,
4) with a devalued dollar, imports of foreign goods will be (much) more expensive (unless our gov't subsidizes the goods to keep them cheap),
5) Americans will buy fewer foreign goods at higher prices. Walmart will suffer. So will Amazon,
6) American-made goods will become relatively cheap on the world market,
7) foreigners will want more American goods at the relatively lower prices (unless their countries put high tariffs on American goods),
8) demand for American-made products will lead to new business opportunities in our country, [for some ridiculous reason that emoji-thing is an eight and parenthesis]
9) existing industry will have the opportunity to expand, new business ventures the opportunity to start,
10) real unemployment will go down, people's earning will go up,
11) regional hardware, grocery and other retailers will be able to compete with Walmart and Amazon,
12) 'brick and mortar' retail may end its nosedive and actually increase, and
13) mom and pop businesses will successfully increase.

We can expect the Walmarts and Amazon's of the world to oppose these changes because they are the branch of globalism that reaches us through the market place.

To maximize the benefits for all of us, our federal government can take the following actions;
A) end all tariffs, trade quotas and other regulations that control the market place,
B) convert the American dollar back to a non-fiat currency, i.e., back it with a precious metal like gold or silver;
C) allow States to create their own currencies for inter-state, intra-state, and international commerce,
D) enforce the Constitutional requirement of the 'interstate commerce clause'; that is one thing, and only one thing, to keep commerce among the States regular. And that means to make sure New York doesn't pick on Alabama (for instance) by charging a higher commerce  tax or fee than it charges Massachusetts. And that is all the federal government needs to do.

Our middle class will grow, our poor class will decline, the very rich will loss their bank-government controlled advantage, prices will dynamically stabilize, savings will increase, and our standard of living will go up.

And Hell, someone might even want to build a new home in Howard, Longton, or Moline! Imagine that. Thanks Vlad!
Obituaries / WUNDERLICH, Micky Lynn - b. October 9, 1956 - d. November 12, 2019
« Last post by patyrn on November 14, 2019, 08:08:39 pm »
Micky Lynn Wunderlich, age 63, of Piedmont, Kansas, passed away November 12, 2019 in Wichita, Kansas.  He was born October 9, 1956 in El Dorado, Kansas to Raymond and Shirley (Crismas) Wunderlich.

Micky was raised in the Piedmont area and graduated from West Elk High School in Howard, Kansas with the Class of 1974.  After high school, Micky moved to Oklahoma where he worked in the oil fields for several years before moving back to Piedmont.  He was a jack of all trades as he worked in a welding shop, rock quarry, worked on cars, and also farmed and ranched.  When he wasn't working, he was teaching his sons how to hunt, fish, weld, and work on cars.

If you knew Micky, he was giving you grief about something all the time.  He will be missed by everyone that knew him.

Micky is survived by his mother, Shirley Wunderlich of Piedmont, Kansas; sons, Gabe Wunderlich and wife, Marlana of Rose Hill, Kansas and Michael Wunderlich and wife, Amber of Derby, Kansas; brother, Allen Wunderlich and wife, Linda of Piedmont; sisters, Cheryl Henderson and husband, Roger of Newton, Kansas and Karen Loewe and husband, Mike of Owasso, and grandchildren, Caden, Kayla, Landon, Raylan, and Kyler.  He was preceded in death by his father; his wife, Roma; and his daughter, Jeris.

Memorial service will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.  Memorial contributions can be made in Micky's name to Countryside Funeral Home to help the family with final expenses. 

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)
Politics / Re: May She Go Far . . .
« Last post by Wake-up! on November 14, 2019, 08:18:46 am »
Tulsi introduces a bill to remove troops from Syria since there has not been a Declaration of War by Congress. She is forcing the Libertarian position on war to be part of the Democratic debate.

Good on her! Stand by for the head count, er the vote.

Rumor has it she may be positionong herself for a run for President under the Libertarian banner.
Obituaries / PERRIGO, Joe Wayne - b. June 23, 1943 - d. November 11, 2019
« Last post by patyrn on November 13, 2019, 07:06:04 am »
Joe Wayne Perrigo, born June 23, 1943 in Independence, Kansas, passed away November 11, 2019 due to medical complications at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas.  He was the son of Fearol (Jolly) and Fred Perrigo.

Joe was a graduate of Grenola Rural High School in Grenola, Kansas and Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas.  He had a Bachelor's Degree in Speech  He earned his Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri and was admitted into the Doctor of Ministry Program at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.  Joe served several churches across the United States, starting his pastoral career in Kansas at Bentley Methodist Church.  During his ministerial years, much of Joe's focus was in the deaf community.

An accomplished, self-taught musician, Joe could play a variety of instruments including banjo, piano, organ, harmonica, dulcimer, and trumpet.  He also enjoyed painting and researching his family's genealogy.  Joe spent his later years in Winfield, Kansas serving his community, especially focusing on people in need.

Joe is survived by his adopted son, Roy Perrigo and wife, Connie; brothers, Jack Perrigo and wife, Judy and Jim Perrigo and companion, Fred; two nephews, Brian Perrigo and Brant Perrigo and wife, Michelle; and niece, Kristy and husband, Wade; and many great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Fearol (Jolly) Perrigo and father, Fred Perrigo.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Miles Funeral Service, 4001 E. 9th Avenue, Winfield, Kansas.  Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Winfield Food Pantry.  Contributions may be made through the funeral home. 

(taken from the Miles Funeral Home website)

Politics / Statism
« Last post by Wake-up! on November 12, 2019, 08:22:40 am »
A 12-minute video questioning what most take for granted . . . . the 'right' to govern.
Obituaries / KINKAID, Ina Mae (Penhorwood) - b. March 14, 1925 - d. October 23, 2019
« Last post by patyrn on November 11, 2019, 06:01:44 pm »
Ina Mae Kinkaid, 94, passed away on October 23, 2019 at Newton Presbyterian Manor in Newton, Kansas.  She was born March 14, 1925 in Elk City, Kansas to John and Pearl (Ferguson) Penhorwood.

Ina Mae was a longtime active member of the Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton.  She enjoyed time visiting with her two great-grandchildren and reminiscing over photos and stories from earlier years.  She was a dedicated volunteer "Greeter" at Newton Medical Center. Ina Mae had many beloved friends in Newton and Wichita who took wonderful care of her and the family.

Ina Mae is survived by her grandson, Bryan Kinkaid and his wife, Meredith of Arvada, Colorado; daughter-in-law, Cathy (Bush) Kinkaid and sons  of Boulder, Colorado; and great-grandchildren, Caroline Kinkaid and James Kinkaid of Arvada, Colroado.She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Pearl Penhorwood; sons, David and Phillip Kinkaid; and one brother, Ruel Penhorwood.

A memorial service was held on November 9, 2019 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton, Kansas with Rev. Donna Voteau presiding.  Burial was held in the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Kansas.  Peterson Family Funeral Home of Newton, Kansas was entrusted with arrangements.

(taken from the Petersen Family Funeral Home website)
Politics / Looney Tunes
« Last post by Wake-up! on November 10, 2019, 10:27:34 am »
"A man was arrested for slashing a balloon that bears a cartoon resemblance to President Donald Trump, in the "Baby Trump" balloon's most recent appearance. The diaper-clad, cartoon portrayal of the president has appeared at numerous protests, including its debut that followed Trump on each stop of his UK visit earlier this year.

The slashing incident occurred during Trump's visit to the University of Alabama-Louisiana State football game Saturday, when the towering 20-foot "baby Trump" balloon was set up in a park close to the stadium. Jim Girvan, the organizer of a group that "adopts" out the baby Trump balloons for protests, told the Associated Press that a man "charged at the balloon with a knife and cut an 8-foot-long gash" in its back.

Hoyt Hutchinson, 32, was charged with felony first-degree criminal mischief in the incident, according to The Tuscaloosa News. The man had reportedly posted a video on Facebook earlier that day in which he said he wanted to "make a scene." Tuscaloosa Police said in a statement posted on Facebook that the man ran away after going at the balloon, but was chased down by officers.

Robert Kennedy, another organizer who minds the Trump balloons, told the AP that despite encountering some Trump 2020 supporters, the day had been going smoothly before the incident. "It is rare to get that kind of anger," Kennedy told the AP about the man who knifed the balloon."

[Anger? Maybe the guy was just making a practical joke on a bunch of people joking about El Trumpo.]

[Or, maybe it was anger. But who is angry, the knife wielder, or the balloon organizers? It might take one to call one, so to speak.]

[In either case, why make the knife wielder a felon? For 'making a scene'? Do the cops and prosecutors have nothing better to do? Was anybody in danger? Why be so serious about this? Is there no humor left in life? Yeah, make the guy pay for the private property he destroyed. But give him a criminal record? Why?]

[Now, just wait for the Yankee news media to pick up the story. Watch the snowflakes fly.]

Politics / The Deep State vs. El Trumpo
« Last post by Wake-up! on November 10, 2019, 08:00:39 am »
Politics / The Real Reason for “Civil War” Monuments
« Last post by redcliffsw on November 10, 2019, 07:35:53 am »

No Confederate monuments appear to mention slavery.  Although some interpret references to the Constitution and States’ Rights as implying slavery, this is a narrow interpretation of both as broader Constitutional interpretations and States’ Rights issues contributed to the causes of the war.  Only three of 422 Union monuments (0.007%) mention slavery.

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