All Blog Posts Tagged 'euro' (46)


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The Turkey that Votes for Christmas

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Added by Chip Murray on July 6, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments


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The American Ground Hog Day

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Added by Chip Murray on April 18, 2013 at 6:16am — 2 Comments


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Why Are They So DESPERATE?

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Added by Chip Murray on March 22, 2013 at 7:49am — No Comments


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The Pope & You

I’ve always thought of myself as a spiritual being having a physical experience, rather than the other way around. However you see and experience…

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Added by Chip Murray on March 17, 2013 at 11:51am — 4 Comments


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He Who Can Make Us Laugh...

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Added by Chip Murray on March 11, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments


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A Man Does What He Must!

“A man does what he must — in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures.”

– John Kennedy, 35th U.S. President

I would like to ask you to contemplate Kennedy’s quote in the context of your own life. And then I’d like to share with you, a glimpse into the lives of two other men; Nigel Farage and Brandon Smith.

“The Euro Titanic has now hit the Iceberg and sadly there simply aren’t enough…

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Added by Chip Murray on June 14, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments


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The Square Peg Disease

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning, they want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it will be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand… It never did… and it never will… Find out just what the people will submit to, and you have…

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Added by Chip Murray on June 12, 2012 at 5:44am — No Comments


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Fakebook, Bancomania & the Colossus of Liberty!

“These extravagant sallies of speculation do injury to the government and to the whole system of public credit by disgusting all sober citizens and giving a wild air to everything.” – Alexander Hamilton reacting to William Duer & Alexander Macomb’s government bond and bank stock manipulations of 1792.

So great was JFK’s respect for our Founding Fathers and Thomas Jefferson in particular that he once addressed a group of Nobel Prize winners informing them…

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Added by Chip Murray on May 22, 2012 at 6:21am — 1 Comment


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The Make-Believers!

“Wake up and smell the unreality!” – Jim Grant

It’s probably a little late in the game to confess this to you, but the truth is that I don’t write for you…I write for me. I write to preserve my sanity much the same as one would dive into the supine realm of the head-fixers to expunge the emotional engine gunk that clogs our lives…which is why I’m as happy as a clam to write for a reading audience of 1 as I would be for 1,000,000! OK, a slight uptick…

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Added by Chip Murray on May 12, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


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The Quote of the Century!

“Central Bankers have confused the Black Art of Central Planning with Central Banking by pretending they can see into the future and fix it.” – Jim Grant

I heard these words from the lips of Jim Grant as he spoke them to Tom Keene during his Bloomberg radio interview this morning. And then I chuckled to myself as I imagined Bowtie Keene with cold sweat, fingers and toes crossed hoping the words would drift through empty ears into some galactic dust bin.…

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Added by Chip Murray on May 10, 2012 at 5:49am — No Comments


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My Fair President!

“Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.”

                                  -Samuel Johnson

If you can visualize the scene in My Fair Lady when Eliza realizes her part in the bet, and the magical musical enchantment crashes into the reality of the ultimate fraud…I will give you President Barack Obama in the shoes of Eliza Doolittle!

The parallels are beyond uncanny between the Cockney Flower Girl…

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Added by Chip Murray on May 3, 2012 at 5:12am — No Comments


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What Our Bully "Crisis" & the Euro-go-round Debacle Have in Common!

Who walks in the classroom, cool and slow

Who calls the English teacher, Daddy-O

Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown

He’s a clown, that Charlie Brown

He’s gonna get caught

Just you wait and see

(Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me)

Man oh man…the history books are going to be very, very unkind to my generation!…

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Added by Chip Murray on April 26, 2012 at 5:30am — 2 Comments


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Austere is an Adjective, Socialism is a Snake & Love is a Verb!

SOCIALISM!

Almost all the traditions and institutions which have molded the national character and the whole moral climate of England and America are those which the progress of Collectivism and its centralistic tendencies are progressively destroying. – Friedrich A Hayek, The Road to…

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Added by Chip Murray on April 24, 2012 at 6:40am — 2 Comments


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A Return to Localism!

“The solution in one word: Localism”. – Charles Hugh Smith, OfTwoMinds

Well it’s late Friday evening and everyone is settling in for the weekend after yet another week of Greek Groundhog Days. Earlier today I had an email from an investment advisor associate of mine that read “off to the races”. He was of course inferring a heaven-bound Dow after the “Deal”….the “Deal”?

I love listening to people here and there, the various economists…

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Added by Chip Murray on March 10, 2012 at 6:46am — No Comments


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From "Prevent" to "Prepare"!

I had a wonderful conversation the other day with the executive director of a very strong and vibrant local chamber of commerce. The two major takeaways from our discussion were as follows;

1) He did not know what Agenda 21 was.

2) The reason for their strength and vibrancy as a chamber was the involvement, optimism and focus of the members on growing their businesses through networking.

Our…

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Added by Chip Murray on February 25, 2012 at 6:37am — 1 Comment


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The Unintended Consequences!

 “Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.”  – William Pitt

There is a term I’ve heard a lot of lately, the unintended consequences…which usually follows some discussion about bills voted into law without having been read. Imagine that! They say a rising tide lifts all boats…unless of course it brings the tsunami of so-called…

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Added by Chip Murray on February 21, 2012 at 6:00am — 3 Comments


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What About Freedom?

What About Freedom? (Please listen after reading…)

If you want to be a free person…you must understand the forces that control you. - Demonocracy

I dedicate this blog to my dear, sweet and wonderfully Liberal Sister-in-Law who thinks I’m crazy and challenged me to give her one example of where any of us have lost or are in danger of losing our Freedom.…

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Added by Chip Murray on February 11, 2012 at 6:31am — No Comments


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Rod Serling Meets Tom Clancy!

You know you’re not in Kansas anymore when:

  • Both Political Parties of a Government that hasn’t passed a budget in over 1,000 days, hooked on a $ Trillion deficit-spending habit, amassing a “greatest threat to our national security” mountain of debt, goes on the attack…AGAINST CONSERVATIVES!
  • A Wisconsin Governor elected to solve the fiscal woes of his state, converts a $10 Billion deficit into a $300 Million surplus during the worst financial downturn since the Great…
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Added by Chip Murray on February 4, 2012 at 7:12am — No Comments


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The Courage of Our Fathers!

Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee -The JP Morgan/Goldman Sachs chaired “Supercommittee That Runs America“! – Zero Hedge

Do you know what the term “zero bound” means? You will…

  •  The Repeal of Glass-Steagall opened the doors to the greatest theft in history and quite possibly the death of the greatest nation in history…by morphing corrupt politicians with crony capitalists and creating…
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Added by Chip Murray on February 2, 2012 at 6:44am — No Comments

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