When campaigning for the presidency, Obama promised us that if elected, he’d move America away from fascism, by ending the Bush policies of torture and fanatic militarism in two important ways: First, he’d terminate the practice of sending the so-called "enemy non-combatants" to over 170 foreign military bases for torture, and end the notorious military tribunals that deny detainees basic rights. It was change most of us believed in, but has never come.

To the degree that these elites will use the financial crisis to further concentrate power and wealth, we think that increased, monetary chaos is a possibility. If, on the other hand, national economic elites allow a semblance of a marketplace for money to operate, perhaps the situation can be salvaged. A private gold and silver standard would be most useful in this regard. Further consolidation of the money system under, say, an IMF regime, would not be.

Volunteering 101:  Your Time is a Real Treasure

Your Time is a Real Treasure or Volunteering 101 It has come to my attention that there are some people and organizations trying to abuse the grassroots (i.e. middle America, the silent majority, the real people). They are doing it in some very manipulative ways and I want to be sure that you are properly […]

“When they do it to you once—and you learn, you become a philosopher…but if they do it to you twice you’re an idiot.” (I’m not actually quoting someone, I just made it up.)
I just got back from Portland and a great training session organized by Katja. When I got home I downloaded a ton […]

Is Paul Ryan the Answer? Doubt It.

Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin, has been recently touted as a potential rising star. He is saying a lot of the right things. On the April 8 Glenn Beck radio show, Glenn mentions potential Republican presidential candidates for 2012, and among them was Paul Ryan.
Red flag. I recalled seeing him on John Stossel’s Fox […]

Did multilingual ballots and illegal alien voting determine who won close races in the last election?  Who knows for sure?  But what I can tell you, for certain, is that, every year, more and more Americans are having their votes cancelled out by ten…

Very good article on selling with written words and ads:
“People don’t read advertising, they read what’s interesting. Sometimes, it’s an ad.”
Howard Gossage
What I Learned at the Franklin Mint — That Most Marketers Still Don’t Know
By Drayton Bird
How many geniuses have you met?
I met Charlie Chaplin (very briefly) in 1966 while working on publicity for the […]

In 1981-2 I was going through basic training and then Military Police School in beautiful Aniston AL (in the middle of summer). I will never forget one guy who really did not want to be there.
Steve was from a very wealthy family. Partially for adventure, partially to annoy his parents he joined […]

You gotta love the liberals.  They pass what they want by hook or crook and they still complain it is not enough.
Within minutes of passing Obama care, the biggest grab of power and wealth by any government ever – liberal congressmen and activists complained that it is not enough.
What can you learn from this?
Well I […]

Last month, I asked for your support of Senator Inhofe’s National Language Act, S.991.  It was the first step in our campaign to make English the official language of the United States.  And today I am asking you to help English First take the next…

Neocon Infiltration – Danger or Opportunity?
I’ve seen a couple of these articles floating around, most feigning surprise that the political class would try to “take over” the tea party movement.  Some observations:
1)      If you define “neo con” as being pro-war or pro-interventionist foreign policy then you need to realize that most Republicans hold those views. […]

Don’t confuse sales with charity
In keeping with this month’s theme on advertising, let’s talk about what fires up your brain.

There is a very interesting new book called Sway – The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman.   In the chapter “Compensation and Cocaine” there is an interesting clue on why you […]

Please have your Senators contact Senator Joseph Lieberman and demand that he hold hearings on S.991, The National Language Act.Last month, in Massachusetts, the radical wing of the Democratic Party got a serious wake-up call.  A seat that was owned b…