Added by Chip Murray on July 6, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments
“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…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on June 14, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on June 12, 2012 at 5:44am — No Comments
“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…Continue
“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…Continue
“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.…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on May 10, 2012 at 5:49am — No Comments
“Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.”
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…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on May 3, 2012 at 5:12am — No Comments
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!…Continue
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…Continue
“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…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on March 10, 2012 at 6:46am — No Comments
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.
“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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Chip Murray on February 11, 2012 at 6:31am — No Comments
You know you’re not in Kansas anymore when:
Added by Chip Murray on February 4, 2012 at 7:12am — No Comments
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…
Added by Chip Murray on February 2, 2012 at 6:44am — No Comments