The British government wants to record the details of every phone call, email, and all activity on the internet. Big brother complete. Assuming the US would like the same (and of course they would) the only relevant questions are whether or not we already have something like this in development and when they’re finally going to announce it. As the US Principal Deputy Director of Intelligence said recently, “Privacy can no longer mean anonymity.” Britain is the most “progressive” society in the world. Based upon history, what happens there generally happens here after a small time delay. Good thing we get to look forward to such enlightened rulings as “children don’t need a father.”
Ah well. It’s hard to criticize Britain when we have genius lawmakers over here trying to sue OPEC over high oil prices. As if it’s OPEC’s fault that the value of the dollar keeps plummeting to new lows. We keep printing more and more dollars and expect the value of each one to remain the same. Last time the Federal Reserve reported the increase to the money supply, we were adding 16% annually. Of course, that was over a year ago and they don’t report the number anymore.
Besides, it makes perfect sense for us to be able to dictate to other countries at what price they should be selling their goods to us. And if you don’t agree, maybe you should be bombed. Oh yeah, and according to Bush, the reason our food prices are high aren’t due to the government miscalculating inflation. They’re due to all those gluttonous Indians.
Today’s article of doom: oil at $133 per barrel.
It’s been awhile since I’ve updated. Every time I come across an article I think is noteworthy, such as this and this, I realize I’m just repeating myself. The government is lying about the true inflation number and we are not in the middle of a recovery. That’s it. That’s my mantra. It’s going to take awhile for this to become common knowledge, however. Maybe after a few months when Bush can no longer say “wait til the rebate checks arrive” we’ll hear a little more honesty.
So, in the meantime, I guess I’ll just sit back and read about the spectacle that is the Presidential election and shake my head at how no one (except Ron Paul) is willing to admit the scope of the problem, nor have any understanding as to what’s causing it. The Mogambo Guru is always entertaining.
Today’s article of doom: oil “steady” at $127 ber barrel.