Hi guys. This is Spence, MenInTights. I had to use a new id, because I purposefully changed my password to keep me off the site. One of the advantages of having horrible short term memory is its very easy to forget stuff. I wrote this and had it linked up, but realized I can't post urls until I reach a certain level, so I will try to come back one day and expand on my research. I just wanted to put my thoughts down, there are a lot of people here I consider friends and just wanted to post an update and say bye to. As you'll read below, I'm moving in a new direction and my time these days is very thin. There are people here like CO, Pro, Hybrix, Tucker and a ton more that I really miss talking to. Thanks for a lot. ======================================================= I removed myself from GF in early Nov. On that day I had an epiphany about what was going on in the country. I realized that healthcare was going to pass the House and I realized what it meant. I've talked about this before, but I'm a guy that lost everything. When I was 30, I had a house, a duplex, a condo and 2 cars. When I was 35, I was biking to work in Alaska. The bank had taken not only my house and car, but everything that was inside the house. Stupid decisions, medical bills and bad luck did me in, but that is not important. Losing everything is like being in a head on collision in slow motion. You see it coming, but there's nothing to do about except think. The thinking is the dangerous part. I've planned robbing stores and stealing from my parents. You think things that you never thought you would do in that situation. You see, money isn't everything until you don't have any. This brings me back to why I've here now and what this is all about. All the polls say that healthcare is nothing but a losing proposition. There is zero support for this monster, yet it goes through, why? Because they know we're screwed. Government is no fool. They understand there is no money left. Treasury demand is predicated on a low federal funds rate. However, that leads to a falling dollar and will not last long. You raise the federal funds rate a point and its over. The party is coming to an end real soon. Healthcare is as much about health as Cap and Trade is about the environment. Nothing. Its about money. Insurance companies make a lot of money and if we can capture that money maybe we will be ok. If we control healthcare, we can make people pay more for cigarettes and Big Macs. We can kill Medicade. Saying healthcare cost the government a $1T is a ruse. Its a money grab. What is happening right now is our government is in the thinking stage of a head on collision. I no longer see them as evil. They are trying to save the government. The problem is, it will destroy our Republic. I mean really, I don't mean to be dramatic here, but I've just got this sense that the world is changing quickly and next year isn't going to look like this year at all. So, I realized for me, there were things I needed to do. The day that this occurred to me, I started a new business. This was a business that I've had in my mind for a long time. I realized that I've got to get as much money as I possible can and turn it into things real: food, shelter and protection. I realized that right now, working 8 hours a day is not enough. I'm working every moment that I can because I feel there are opportunities now that will not be here in the near future. Some people argue that we are at the beginning of a great inflationary spike and other people argue that we are at the beginning of a deflationary spiral. It doesn't matter which is true, they are both horrible. As it stands, your share of the debt is over $100,000 without figuring in unfunded liabilities. With that figured in, you are looking at over $300,000. With inflation, everything you own will be worth nothing but you will not owe the debt. With deflation, the debt will be worth a lot more. I realized that talking about problems was hardly enough. This is no offense to anyone here, you must do what you must do. For me, I realized I can stand in the way of this 'progress'. I can call my Senators and Reps and I can support them financially. I can be active locally. I have talents I can offer organizations that fight against an out of control government. See, I'm not a doom and gloom kind of guy. Its just time to be active. Things are happening every day that are exciting. Global Warming just got exposed for what it is; a false religion. Regardless of what anyone says, Conservative ideas and beliefs are strong in America. People are realizing that the spending has to stop. Science is gaining that oil may in fact be a renewable resource! If if its not, we've got so much carbon based energy in this country there is no reason why we couldn't be a net exporter of energy in a short amount of time. In short, I've made this is my early New Years resolution. I'm going to do things to make me part of the solution. I owe that to my kids. Although it may sound political, its not specifically. I don't really give a shit about Obama or any other politician. There's no one right now that I'm going to support financially although I hope there will be someone soon. There is one more thing that I must say. I just can't stand not throwing some religion in here. lol. There is a simple way out of the nation's debt. If the dollar collapses, its going to take a lot of other currencies with it because currencies are bet against each other right now. Its called the Carry Trade. The dollar is under extreme short pressure. When those shorts get covered, the currencies of many nations will fall. And the way to reset that so it never happens again and to shore up the dollar is to tie the currencies of the world together. There are some prophecies in the Bible that are abundantly clear. The Bible prophecies there is coming a time when the world will be under a single currency and you will be required to receive an electronic mark to buy or sell anything. Although I do not believe we are approaching that point, I just wanted to warn my friends here that the Bible is clear if you receive that mark, you are dooming yourself to Hell. So, take that for what its worth. Anyway, I've been on GF for a long time. and I've enjoyed all of you guys. But, there are things I feel I must do for my family. If there is anyone here that has lost it all, you will understand where I'm coming from. Going through that puts you on the edge of awareness and when you feel that there is even a remote chance that it could happen again, you take action immediately. Perhaps that is all I am doing. Perhaps I am overreacting. I hope so. I hope that even if you think this is a post from a mad man, you will be challenged to get out and make a difference. Peace.