WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? We’re Loaded!– (QE3) Quantitative Easing No. 3 is HERE!
Following last week’s ECB move (European Central Bank) the Federal Reserve has announced its third round of large-scale asset purchases. The difference with this third round is that it does not place a limit on the amount it would buy or how long it would keep it going. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, said that this latest QE will continue until the Fed sees “sustained improvement” in the labor market. So, I guess for now… we’re loaded!
(PS: It appears that Romney would not reappoint Bernanke. Bernanke’s term is up in 2014).
On September 6 I commented on Twitter about the Euro not being worth the trouble with the European Central Bank open-ended purchase of short-maturity government bonds. These are economic measures that continue to encircle and put pressure on European countries to give up their sovereignty, for the sake of a Socialist union. Loss of sovereignty is too high a price to pay, so I say– bring back the drachmae, the lire, the pesetas, etc. Even though it may be a very difficult economic path, rejecting Socialism and its evil programs will be the greatest chess move Europeans can make, before China moves in with a generous bailout offer– in exchange for a renminbi takeover.
SEP. 6 MarielenaSpeaks on Twitter about European Central Bank: https://twitter.com/MarielenaSpeaks/status/243782058009300992
PRESS RELEASE from Federal Reserve: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/monetary/20120913a.htm
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Have YAK? Will Travel– A TRUE ‘Get Out the Vote’ Effort
As Americans, we have a less-than-stellar record when it comes to voter turnout. In my search for a solution to this very serious problem, I looked through my international ‘Get Out the Vote” investigative files
and came across Mongolian Politbarometer #11, from the Sant Maral Foundation– which shows the representative sample of 1,000 Mongols who were asked if they would participate in the 2012 Parliament Elections.
87.8% of peasants in the Mongolian countryside said– Yes! Imagine, many had to ride on yaks to get to the polling center, which puts us to shame!
So… Americans, no more excuses. Grab your Yak and Go Vote! (I have one saddled for you).
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The HU, HAO and WEN of XI’s Disappearance: Reflections on My Cup of OOLONG
(A satyrical view of China)
UPDATE (Sep. 16): XI’s BACK!!! Xi has apparently reappeared, as reported by the Wall Street Journal HERE. But– would you trust the Communist Chinese government? Not I. I’m keeping a close watch on China. ARE YOU?
ORIGINAL REPORT (Sep. 12):
This afternoon I became increasingly concerned over the mysterious absence of a short and plump Communist Party of China (CPC) official with ruby-red lips—none other than vice-president Xi Jinping— who is expected to take over China’s reign of terror, after Hu Jintao.
Having lived under Communism—and as one who follows China closely, I know full well how Xi can evaporate from the CPC, if party officials decide to stick Xi in the steamer. In China, disappearances can happen in a matter of seconds–as quickly and quietly as a Bao dumpling being swallowed by elite members of the CPC, during their weekly Dim Sum.
In the course of my investigation, I contacted the office of three prominent CPC members who I felt could calm my fears over Xi’s mysterious disappearance.
The first person I turned to is Hu Jintao, President of the PRC. Hu was too busy reviewing documentation after last Sunday’s meeting between Wen Jiabao (Prime Minister of the PRC) and Sebastián Piñera, the President of Chile, as signators of the China-Chile Free Trade Agreement in Vladivostok (East Russia). Chile and China are aiming for a strategic partnership that will double their trade in three years. China has sharpened its chopsticks and will take a stab at Chile’s infrastructure construction– and will work with Chile on developing transportation networks in Latin America (gulp!). Chile has joined a growing list of nations that are bypassing the US Dollar to trade in renminbi. You’ve got to hand it to those loyal “friends” of ours down South– either members or indirect collaborators of the Marxist São Paulo Forum. While we see Europe twisting in the winds of Socialist financial misery– it is only a matter of time before China steps in with an attractive bailout– with the condition that the Europeans get paid in renminbi.
But let’s get back to Hu, Hao and Wen.
Hu’s politbureau informed me that Xi has not “disappeared”—that he is under “supervision”. As such, I was quickly ushered to Hao Mingjin, who helps Hu as Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Supervision—and to Premier Wen Jiabao. Hu, Hao and Wen‘s bureaus denied any “disappearance”. I was further informed that in matters involving the “supervision” of a CPC official, Hu leans on Hao, who helps if and when Wen is busy.
How can Hu, Hao and Wen deny Xi’s disappearance?
After all, Xi‘s bureau has cancelled meetings with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong– and a depressed bunch, claiming to be part of a Russian delegation. It is also speculated that Xi cancelled a meeting with Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the Danish prime minister– whom I’m sure kept herself busy with other Socialist endeavors– such as reaching agreements with the Red-Green Alliance.
But let’s get back to Hu, Hao and Wen.
Finally, after much back and forth between the three bureaus I was told that Xi appears to be getting some much-needed rest in the remote region of Motuo, with the Menba people—where Xi is
waiting for the snow lotus to bloom. I asked if I could contact the local CPC official in Motuo. There’s a slight problem. Motuo is quite remote and requires crossing a flimsy 200 meter-long suspension bridge, over the Himalayas.
Should we be worried about Xi? Well, approximately 40 years ago Lin Biao, who was then expected to take over the leadership of China, died in a mysterious air crash. His death was not made public for two months. The list goes on– not to mention the thousands of Chinese citizens arrested and detained every year, accused of being “disruptive” to the government– many of whom disappear. After all, China is a very big country.
But there have been even more recent events that are cause for worry. China’s missing ruby-red lips, Xi Jinping –and his friend He Quoqiang, who is the Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, have both allegedly been involved in traffic “incidents”. Are Bo’s henchmen involved? We are talking about Bo Xilai— China’s former charismatic heir apparent, who is in an “undisclosed location” accused of unspecified / possible violations of party discipline, including corruption, abuse of power and other “misdeeds”. Meanwhile, Bo‘s wife, Gu Kailai, waits in prison after a suspended death sentence, having admitted to the murder of a British businessman.
Could the reflections on my cup of Oolong be signaling a revolution in China’s central command? There is a buzz on the censored Chinese internet that Bo’s clan is challenging Beijing’s hierarchy. Hu, Hao, Wen. Xi, He, Bo– and even Gu surely know.
And now the big Gong. When the other Chinese silk slipper drops– should I be asking Hu, Hao or Wen?
PLEASE NOTE: This commentary was published two hours and eighteen minutes before the terrorist attacks took place in Benghazi, Libya.
THE BEST WAY TO HONOR THE VICTIMS OF 9/11
“¿Armas, para qué?” (Weapons– what for?)
— Fidel Castro (Havana, January 8, 1959)
As the years pass and Americans find themselves living in a Socialist nation (which is Phase One of Communism)– further wounded by 9/11– we must remember that the source of our strength lies in the Natural Law and the U.S. Constitution.
We must also remember that governmental decisions made through executive power and executive privileges are rarely rescinded. As such, there is great concern over executive powers invoked in placing restrictions on American citizens– in the name of national security. These restrictions continue to affect our freedom of movement and our freedom of speech, in post-9/11 America. One such example is the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act)– which also shows disregard for the provisions of the Posse Comitatus Act.
FIDEL CASTRO AND THE PROHIBITION OF CIVILIAN FIREARM OWNERSHIP
Within days of taking over Cuba, Fidel Castro spoke the infamous words ¿Armas, para qué? (weapons– what for?). Thus began the prohibition of civilian firearm ownership. Fifty three years later, Cubans continue to be oppressed, persecuted, imprisoned and executed by Castro’s Communist forces, for asserting their right to freedom of speech and their right to assemble peacefully. Meanwhile, an international community of nations continues determined to support Castro’s Communist bloody regime, through 21st Century mercantilism– and sexual tourism, involving minors. In harmony with this international love affair with Castro, the U.S. gives billions of dollars (that is, American taxpayer dollars) to support many of the nations that trade with Cuba. Indeed, as American taxpayers, we are being subjugated by a vicious and immoral circle of incestuous international Socialist (Communist) collaborators, which includes China.
Much like Castro conditioned and led Cubans to the slaughterhouse– Americans are being conditioned to abandon their 1st Amendment rights– by accepting that public expression against Sharia Law is blasphemy against Islam.
THE UNITED NATIONS IS OUR ENEMY
Americans are also being subjected to a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, which could regulate conventional arms sales across borders. The treaty’s discussions ended in July, without a report. The discussions will surely continue– but under the dark cloud of a threat to the Second Amendment. The U.N. treaty’s goal is weapons control. The wording is purposely vague, so as to undermine our constitutional rights.
As the presidential election draws near, Obama’s administration continues to weaken our military. The objective? The subordination of our armed forces to our enemy– the United Nations.
Why else would Obama’s administration weaken our military– while we face a threat from Islamic extremists?
Why else would Obama weaken our military, when he is failing to secure China’s help in isolating Iran?– regardless of how many times our emissaries bow to Hu Jin Tao in Beijing. The Communists in Beijing have consistently tormented every single U.S. administration that has tried to appease them through trade– or by sharing our technology, creativity and innovations. Nothing has worked– or will work. In addition to China providing arms to Iran– a Chinese telecommunications equipment company has sold Iran’s largest telecom firm a powerful surveillance system capable of monitoring landline, mobile and internet communications. The equipment system was part of a 98.6 million euro ($130.6 million) contract for networking equipment provided by Shenzhen, China-based ZTE Corporation, to the Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI).
You see, the globalists’ goal is to turn America into another entirely Socialist-pacifist lamb– in an entirely Socialist-pacifist world ruled by the United Nations– and the billionaire globalists that support the U.N., in the name of “sustainable development” (Agenda 21). The Socialist effort to lead Americans to the slaughterhouse is pervasive and persistent.
Americans must defend and protect their right to bear arms– and must insist on a strong and well equipped military. The enemy is less afraid to hurt us here and/or our economic interests overseas, when they know that we are militarily strong. This goes hand-in-hand with strengthening our on-the-ground intelligence capabilities overseas– an effort that takes years to perfect, due to cultural and geopolitical implications. Ronald Reagan called it “peace through strength”. Anything short of this, will turn America into another Socialist-pacifist and economically impoverished nation. We already have the Euro zone example– where countries are pressured to give up their sovereignty, in exchange for a deceptive union and “economic stability” under the euro.
In the face of these harsh realities we must consider that the best way to honor the victims and family members of 9/11 is to rebuild a strong America– an America that defends and protects our sacred rights under the Natural Law and the U.S. Constitution.