Fiat Current Sea: Maritime Money

Our currency is like current in the sea The stream ebbs and flows, directed by the banks on either side The river-banks control the current; but the money-banks control the currency This is why our ‘cash flow’ is a ‘liquid asset‘ ‘Liquidity’ is literally available current-sea Water is a metaphor for money We use marine and aquatic vernacular to generically describe financial terms every day without even realizing it. When we make a lot of money, we make barrels of it. But if we are broke, we’re in deep. We’re drowning in a sea of debt. Or maybe we’re in hot water.  Our bank accounts have dried up. But the economy can be tough, and we’re often just trying to stay afloat or keep our heads above water.  (above) The Black River Bank of Watertown, New York was established in 1844 and ran until 1864…

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Peak Petroleum, Abiotic Fossil Fuel: A Bone To Pick With The Oilagarchs

We’ve been trained to believe that petroleum is a fossil fuel. It’s supposed to have been generated over millions of years from the remains of dead organisms that were buried beneath sedimentary rock long ago.  There’re only so many of these ‘fossils’ left, therefore they say, we’ll eventually run out.  This is what ‘peak oil’ is all about, and it’s absolutely ludicrous. As the story goes, since there are only so many dinosaur bones, zooplankton, algae and other decayed biological matter from long ago; there is only so much oil.  This is good news for the ‘oilagarchs‘ since they can create artificial scarcity and raise the price due to the supposed lack of supply.  This happened in the 70’s for those old enough to remember. But what if this wasn’t the case? What if oil isn’t a so called fossil fuel, but simply a product…

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Covert Communism in Marxist ‘Merika: Red October, White & Blue: 100 Years In The Making

Today (November 7th, October 25th of the old Julian calendar) marks 100 years since the Russian Bolshevik Revolution began.  Otherwise known as Red October, this aptly named movement is responsible for the bloodshed of around 100 million lives.  Communism, Marxism, Bolshevism, whatever you want to call it, this false ideology is to blame for the pain, suffering, and death of so many innocent people. Never in the history of the world has there ever been a more deadly movement.  Yet Marxism is taught in schools today as if the professors have no recollection of history. The ultimate evil that is communism sails under the guise of altruism.  As Solzhenitsyn put it, “In order to do evil, [one] must first believe that what they are doing is good.” It’s been a hundred years since Red October, named after the communist Red Army that fought the White…

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