Category: General Interest


Today I was introduced to Mr. Larry Hilton, JD, MBA – the author of a brilliant piece of much needed legislation that hopefully will pass the Utah legislature, and then each and every other state in this union.

Here is his introduction to me for the “Utah Sound Money Act” —-

Click here:  Sound Money Act

Hi True:
It was a pleasure speaking with you today.   I very much look forward to discussing state monetary policy and sound money issues with you this evening on your radio program.  By way of background, I am an attorney by training holding JD and MBA degrees from BYU.  I’m the founder of Dominion Insurance Services headquartered in Alpine, Utah and licensed in all 50 states.
About a year ago a small group of concerned citizens met in my office with representatives John Dougall and Ken Sumsion to discuss proposed legislation regarding sound money.  Following that meeting I made  couple of presentations during the session to legislators regarding the topic.  Although no bill was passed last session, the legislature did vote to slate commodity money for interim study leading up to the 2011 legislative session.  Following many drafts and extensive legal research on the topic, we’ve developed the attached version which John Dougall included in the bill file he opened on this matter the day before Thanksgiving.  So the Utah Sound Money Act will in fact be considered by the legislature this session.
This act is designed to reinstate a sound money option for Utahns under the authority recognized in Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution which provides that no state is to make anything but gold and silver coin tender for payment of debts.  A measure such as this is long overdue in light of the fact that our current dollar has lost more than 95% of its purchasing power since Congress granted the Federal Reserve monopoly power over U.S. currency about 100 years ago.  As I’m sure you know, for the 150 years of our country’s history preceding that, the U.S. dollar held its purchasing power quite nicely, being backed by for the most part by precious metals.

The bill also enables the private sector to establish intrastate commerce cooperatives which would use gold and silver coin as their internal medium of exchange.  These cooperatives would also enjoy certain privacy and tax benefits designed to promote innovation and productivity within the state.  In initially discussing the idea of reintroducing Utah citizens to sound money, John Dougall strongly encouraged us to consider sound money approaches that would foster economic development within the State.  Hence the cooperative idea.

Under the bill, the state is authorized to contract with one or more cooperatives to transport, safeguard and facilitate exchanges in gold and silver coin.  Such cooperatives would be compensated by the state for their services by way of a transaction fee which would likely run less than typical credit card company charges.  So the entire program could be implemented without any upfront costs to the state.  In addition, there may well be a net savings due to lower transaction costs than currently apply.  The act would also recognize and protect the inalienable right of citizens to transact directly with each other in gold and silver, without any intermediary at all.

As part of the program to protect the state’s gold and silver stores, the cooperatives would be empowered to recruit and train security personnel under the Utah Defense Force Act which was passed in the 1980s, but never really implemented.  Essentially, the cooperatives could create mini Fort Knox installations throughout the state.  This will help with emergency preparedness — again at no additional cost to the state.

The act expressly delineates between interstate and intrastate commerce.  Thus, it serves to highlight at least a portion of the line that needs to be reestablished between the federal and state governmental spheres of influence.  Modeled in part after the Swiss WirBank and early economic experiments in Utah, the cooperative structure is designed to promote commerce and industry within the state.  Hence making Utahs more self-reliant, sovereign and prepared for whatever exigencies may from time to time arise.

Also we have been working on a media campaign to stoke grass roots support for this measure.  As part of that we will shortly be finishing a 20-minute video, entitled “Sound Money Rings True”, which is designed to educate Utah citizens regarding the need for and benefits of sound money, as well as introduce them to legislative solutions that can reinstate such currency for use within the state.  We’d like to invite the entire Utah legislature to the premier showing of that film which might possibly be held at the Capitol in coming weeks.
Right now, we’re looking for endorsements from as many grass roots organizations as possible — hopefully from both sides of the aisle.  This really shouldn’t be a partisan issue.  Thus far, JBS, the 10th Amendment Center, Eagle Forum and the Campaign for Liberty have all voiced strong support.   In fact, on Saturday, I learned that the New American will be running an article on Utah’s Sound Money movement in their on-line edition.
Essentially, we envision three coordinated campaigns that will be required not only to pass the legislation, but to make the use of sound money in Utah a reality.  First, is the grass-roots campaign to legislators.  We’ll also need a public opinion media campaign as well as a campaign aimed at preeminent business leaders across the state to promote early participation in the cooperative structure.   For those interested in supporting the movement, we’ll be launching a website next week with details about how to get involved.  That site is CitizensForSoundMoney.net
I’m anxious to hear your thoughts and ideas regarding how to make sound money a reality for Utah citizens.  I look forward to talking with you and your listeners in more detail this evening.

Best regards,

Larry Hilton

 

Barack Obama enjoys living like a king, so why shouldn’t Michelle Obama live like a queen?
The First Lady was photographed last night in Hawaii wearing $635 per pair designer shoes by Maison Martin Margiela.

A woman lucky enough to have a job in this economy and working for the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour would have to work 88 hours (without taxes taken out) to make enough to pay for Michelle Obama’s shoes.

The Obama’s are staying at an $8.9 million estate for an estimated $4000 per night. To cover the Obama’s ten night stay, the minimum wage worker would have to work two-and-a-half years (before taxes) to come up with the $40,000 Obama is reportedly laying out.

Obama has lectured Americans about how they can not expect to live their lives as indulgently as they have in the past. He has lectured businesses about their travel and pay. Yet Obama and his wife live like kings and queens.

The news media has yet to call him out on his extravagance when there is 10% unemployment with no sign of the employment picture improving this coming year.

The way they spend OUR MONEY is an insult to every hard working citizen of this country. GREED is their CREED.

NOW If you’ve read this far  …………………………………..now, open your eyes………. First Lady Michelle Obama’s Servant List and Pay Scale

TheFirst Lady Requires More Than Twenty Attendants   (Thats 22 Attendants to be exact)

1. $
172,200Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
2.
$140,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
3.
$113,000 – Rogers, Desiree G.  (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)
4.
$102,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)
5.
$100,000 – Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
6.
$90,000 –   Medina   , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
7.
$84,000 – Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
8.
$75,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
9.
$70,000 – Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
10.
$65,000 – Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
11.
$64,000 – Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
12.
$62,000 – Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)
13.
$60,000 – Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
14.
$57,500 Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
15.
$52,500 – Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary to The First Lady)
16.
$50,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special=2 0Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide to The First Lady)
17.
$45,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
18.
$43,000 – Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
19.
$40,000 – Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
20.
$36,000 – Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
21.
$35,000 – Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
22.
$35,000 – Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)
(This is community organizing at it’s finest.)

There has NEVER been anyone in the White House at any time who has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady’s social life. One wonders why she needs so much help,at taxpayer expense, when even Hillary, only had three; Jackie Kennedy one; Laura Bush one; and prior to Mamie Eisenhower social help came from the President’s own pocket.

Note:
This does not include makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and “First Hairstylist” Johnny Wright, 31, both of whom traveled aboard Air Force One to   Europe .

FRIENDS…..THESE SALARIES ADD UP TO SIX MILLION, THREE HUNDRED SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS ($6,364,000) FOR THE 4 YEARS OF OFFICE????? AND WE ARE IN A RECESSION?????  WELL….MOST OF US ARE.  I GUESS IT’S OK TO SPEND WILDLY WHEN IT’S NOT YOUR OWN MONEY?????


At age 90 – senior HEARST columnist Helen Thomas has been FORCED to announce her “retirement”.   This archaic edifice of the lame-stream media lackeys covering the U.S. Presidents from her front-and-center chair in the D.C. press corp’s room has finally bit the dust.

Her downfall?  She merely expressed HER HONEST OPINION!!!  When asked to comment on the latest ISRAELI ACT OF TERRORISM (the unwarranted massacre of 11 aid workers to Gaza) – Ms. Thomas was brutally frank, and expressed the sentiments of MANY AMERICANS these days .  She, like many Americans, are OUTRAGED at the actions of Israel – from the attack on the AMERICAN USS LIBERTY to the GENOCIDE in Gaza.  Exactly WHO are the “terrorists” and who are not??       See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChjGJZPSXQY&NR=1

“Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted
by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”       —- A. True Ott, PhD

If you read this story (Link)
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64Q1KL20100527?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a49:g43:r2:c0.156425:b34398576:z0
You get a stunning story.  You find out that BP was buying up oil to cause the price to stay high.  In their fiscal emergency they are having to let the oil go and the price is sinking.   They also withheld the means to solve the oil spill cleanup for their fiscal gain.    The former head of Shell Oil reported on CNN that his solution would have been super tankers and use them to pump up the oil out of the sea. (Not controlled burns etc)   This would have saved most of the mess.   In any case we see in this story that BP was holding onto these to keep oil prices high by storing oil and refusing to sell it.   This is the absolute proof of the manipulation of supplies, prices and of the world economy these people were doing.  They were crashing the world economy for their gain.  The collapse of the EU is in no small part due to very high oil prices.   This has caused the Ukraine  to get closer to Russia as has much of the eastern European states.    (Oil supplies)  These monsters at BP were at war against humanity and here is the proof.   The well blowing up on them sank their war.

Thought you might like to note this.
Paul Noel

America is Great —– Because America is Good!!

By  A. True Ott, PhD, June 1, 2010

The famous French statesman and historian Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) traveled widely through America in the year 1832.  Following his tour of America, he wrote extensively about what he saw and experienced here. Newspapers and writers across the continent printed articles about his written observations – and he developed quite a loyal following in the “American Republic” for decades.

Tocqueville wrote and lectured until his death in 1859 that “America is great, because America is good” – and warned: “when America ceases to be good, her greatness will dissolve as well”. He also warned repeatedly that the greatest danger to America was no external enemy; but would come from within, when “the voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.”   One of his most often repeated quotes was this related truth: “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money”.

Tocqueville was right in 1832, and this truth is more than ever relevant today. This is one of the biggest problems plaguing America in the modern era — both state and federal “government” officials are giving themselves (and their staff members) “generous gifts from the public treasury” while “bribing the public with the public’s money” to ensure the silence of the lambs.  Tocqueville’s dire warnings have been forgotten, and America is indeed ailing – in fact, it may well be on its death-bed.

EXAMPLES OF “GENEROUS GIFTS FROM THE PUBLIC TREASURY”

Question:  If you owned and built a small business, what success level would you prefer if given a choice – a $10-million-dollar-a-year taxable-income stream guaranteed for at least 4 years with zero perquisites (aka “perks”), or would you rather choose a meager $400,000 a year personal salary, complete with a no-request-denied, blank-check expense account that is completely non-taxable, a fully-paid allowance for unlimited “staff and employees” to build your business name worldwide, unlimited world-wide travel with the world’s best private jets and helicopters at your disposal, yachts, personal bodyguards and spy satellites at your fingertips, the world’s best chefs and waiters catering to your every need – in other words, a non-taxable PERK PACKAGE worth over $16 Billion a year that continues well after your viable term of “business” is concluded??   This, dear reader, is a no-brainer!!  Give me the measly $400 grand a year and the virtually unlimited perks!!!   Are these “presidential perks” “Generous Gifts from the Public Treasury??”  INDEED!!!

Keep in mind that these “generous gifts” are not exclusive to the sitting president.  They also extend to the president’s “cabinet”, “czars” and members of Congress to a lesser degree.  For instance, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has a private jet at her disposal to commute from Washington to California – as many as three times a week.  Senators and Members of Congress also take advantage of similar “perquisites” that are worth many millions annually.

So, what’s the problem with this, you may ask?  Why did Alexis de Tocqueville predict such activity would eventually destroy the American Republic?  It’s a very simple concept really.  First of all, the word “republic” is derived from the Latin phrase res publica, which can be translated as “a public affair”.   Thus, an honest and true “republic” is never ruled by monarchs, kings, queens, or landed gentry such as a duke or lord.   No, a REPUBLIC is ruled by ordinary citizens that reflect the AVERAGE, or MEDIAN WAGE, INCOME, and LIFESTYLE of the voters who elected them to office – (suffrage.)  You see, once elected officials begin giving themselves such lavish “generous gifts” (perks) – they quickly elevate their status to that of a “ruling monarch” – and soon develop the mindset of a KINGLY MASTER over the people, instead of being an equal laborer honestly working for the common welfare of all.

In a truly free “Republic” – the wages, expense accounts, and “perks” should be based on middle-American values, not on the top 10 “Fortune 500” elitist corporate execs.  If Nancy Pelosi needs to be home in California – she hops aboard the red-eye public commuter plane, and flies coach – not 1st class. Maybe, just maybe, she could then listen and communicate with the average citizen whom she is paid so highly to represent.  Ditto with every other Senator and Congressperson.

Of course, nobody expects a sitting president to fly commuter flights, nor place his life in jeopardy by ditching the secret service and wandering city streets alone.  It would be amazingly refreshing, however, to occasionally see the “Prez” descend from his “ivory tower” and invest some quality time in small American towns in non-election years; perhaps occasionally spending the night in a Motel 6 after a night of bowling and eating at Denny’s and talking with the crowd about their hopes and fears while leaving a generous tip for those who waited on you.

America was GREAT, because America was once GOOD — it’s time for real change that all America can believe in – a return to integrity and American values of hard work and honest compensation – not free perquisites that elevate the elected ones to kingship or worse yet, a “godhood celebrity” status.  Remember – politics means poli (many) tics (blood-sucking insects) while statesmanship means honoring the human condition and supporting sovereignty of the nation-state above all else.  We need to elect statesmen, not out-of-touch, pandering politicians!

For full article, Click here: America is Great

Hello Friends, Family, and Colleagues:

In 2 Chronicles 7:14  we read this incredible and beautiful promise:

” If my People, who are called by my name, shall HUMBLE THEMSELVES, and PRAY, and SEEK MY FACE, and turn from their wicked ways; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, and will FORGIVE THEIR SIN, and WILL HEAL THEIR LAND!!”

Please, please, please — take a mere 15 minutes from your day, read my personal message below about the very real UNITED POWER OF PRAYER, and then click on the link below for more inspiration!

Now, more than ever, unity and POWERFUL PRAYER is needed. Download and play this link DAILY!!!

http://www.greatdanepro.com/Pray%20For%20America/index.htm

I sent the message below out around the 1st of April to select friends as an Easter message.
It means even more today, especially in light of the above link and scripture reference!!

True

Friends:

One of the most incredible stories of WWII concerns the brilliant movement of General George Patton’s U.S. Third Army in a forced march to repulse the Germans at Bastogne, France.  From the website: http://www.olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_ops_battles_1944bulge.php we read:

The German operational objective was to quickly slice through Bradley’s 12th Army Group, break out onto the Belgian plain, cross the Meuse river between Namur and Liége, rush past Brussels, and capture Antwerp, the Allies main supply point since 26 November. Success would mean cutting the supply lines and trapping 35 Allied divisions in another Dunkirk. On an even higher level, Hitler hoped a successful offensive would split the British-American coalition with dissension over their losses and achieve a stalemate in the west so he could devote more forces against the Red Army in the east.
On 11-12 December 1944, Hitler held a Commanders’ meeting at the Eagle’s Nest in Bavaria for all officers who had a part in the Ardennes offensive, code named “Wacht am Rheinübung” (Operation Watch on the Rhein) and “Herbstnebel” (Autumn Fog) for the actual attack. Hitler exhorted every soldier to advance or die in this last chance battle to change the course of the war. On 15 December, Field Marshall Gerd von Rundstedt, Commander, Army Group West and overall commander of the operation, issued orders for the attack.

The first week of the German Offensive was very successful.  The bad weather had grounded the Allied planes, and once Bastogne was taken, the German Panzers had a clear path to Antwerp and victory.  Clearly, if Patton had not re-inforced Bastogne, the “Battle of the Bulge” would have been successful, and the entire war may well have had a different ending.  Patton could not have successfully completed his forced march, without good weather in which to travel and to enable air support to keep the Germans pinned down.  The forecast was for heavy rains and snow until the 10th of January.  Patton knew the situation was very, very critical, so he turned to prayer.  Amazingly, Patton then ordered the Chaplain of the 3rd Army to write a prayer for good weather.

The Chaplain responded to General Patton: “Sir, it’s not a customary practice to pray for clear weather in order to kill fellow men.” Patton‘s response was direct, “Chaplain, are you teaching me theology or are you the Chaplain of the Third Army? I want a prayer, and I want it NOW!!”

After working out the logistics, each member of the Third Army (approximately 250,000 at the time) was issued a small card on the 22nd of December, 1944. By this time, the Battle of the Bulge was underway, which threatened to cut off all the Allied troops in a disastrous counter-attack pincer movement – if Bastogne fell, the Germans could still win the war.

On one side of the card was the famous prayer:

Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations.

When Patton originally ordered the cards made, some of the General’s men convinced him to include a Christmas greeting for the troops. So, on the reverse side, the card had a personal message from the General:

To each officer and soldier in the Third United States Army, I wish a Merry Christmas. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. May God’s blessing rest upon each of you on this Christmas Day.
G. S.
Patton, Jr.
Lieutenant General
Commanding, Third United States Army

The very next day after each soldier had read and internalized the prayer, (many on their homesick knees) the weather miraculously cleared and remained perfect for about six days while the Third Army pushed North in a forced, mechanized march day and night, to relieve the 101st Airborne at Bastogne – not a minute too soon.

This clearly divine intervention sealed the Nazis’ fate. The Allies prevailed, and Hitler’s “New World Order” was defeated.

Upon reviewing the weather, Patton said of the Chaplain, “God damn! Look at the weather. That O’Neill sure did some potent praying. Get him up here. I want to pin a medal on him.”

The following day, the Chaplain made it to Patton‘s office. He shook the Chaplain’s hand and said, “Chaplain, you’re the most popular man in this Headquarters. You sure stand in good with the Lord and the soldiers.” Chaplain O’Neill then received a Bronze Star Medal.

On Christmas Day, Patton wrote in his journal that the day “dawned clear and cold; lovely weather for killing Germans, although the thought seemed somewhat at variance with the spirit of the day.” Patton went on to write how they managed to provide every soldier with turkey. Those in the front had turkey sandwiches while everyone else had hot turkey.

It wasn’t General George Patton, nor Chaplain O’Neill who provided the miracle.  No, it was the UNITED POWER OF PRAYER issued by 250,000 battle-hardened combat troops of the 3rd Army who read and internalized a simple, heartfelt plea to a higher power on Christmas Eve, with the love and thoughts of family, friends and the warmth of Christmases past propelling them forward.

Thinking of this incredible true story of the power of prayer, I offer this prayer to each of you to consider this Easter weekend and always.  May we become united in a truly righteous endeavor – to Heal This Land, just as Patton’s 3rd Army unitedly did, so many years ago!!

True Ott

Dear Lord,

I thank you so much for this day. I thank You for my being able to walk, see and to hear this morning. I’m blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness for my human frailties, as I look to Christ in all things.

Please keep me safe from all danger and harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude for every blessing from Thee. Let me make the best of each day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.

Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over. Let me continue to see sin through God’s eyes and acknowledge it as evil. And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrongdoing in my private moments to you alone.

And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus’ example — to slip away and find a quiet place to pray and to listen to my heart. It’s the best response when I’m pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can’t pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will – and keep me physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight as I embrace Your Love.

Continue to bless me that I may continue to be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak. Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those who are lost and can’t find their way. I pray for those who are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don’t know You intimately. I pray for those who will read this without sharing it with others. I pray for those who don’t believe. But I thank you that I believe.

I believe that Your Love changes people and changes things each and every day. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For every family member in their households. I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they may soon be out of debt and that all their needs are met.  I pray that You will show me Your Plan to help make this a reality, and not a dream. As You provide for the Sparrow, you shall provide for those who know and love Your Grace.

I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God and His Beloved Son. Every battle is in Your hands, Dear Lord, for You to fight.  I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly..

This is my prayer.
In Jesus’ Name,