Al's Insights – Sat 7 Jul, 2012

Yes, he inherited a bad situation. What has he done to make it better? Could our time and effort be better spent in another direction?

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

The president is correct when he says that he inherited a bad situation. Okay, but what has he and his administration done to make it better?

Let’s not waste time. Let’s all work together on this site to help ourselves, our families and our loved ones.


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Al Korelin

Comments:
  1. On July 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm,
    Matt R. says:

    Big Al,

    I agree. Focusing on how to protect ourselves and our families is the most important thing right now. Politics, unfortunately, enters the picture too often. I’m as guilty of that as anyone.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 9:03 am,
      Big Al says:

      Thanks Matt R,

      Yep, politics does enter into the picture. Let’s use our knowledge of politics and economics and human nature to our benefit!

      Big Al

      • On July 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm,
        Silverbug Dave says:

        Thanks Big Al. This broadcast is one of the most wise things you have ever said. It is an excellent editorial. We have to know the politicians are hopeless and politics is hopeless as it is now. So it is time to protect yourself and those closest to you, family and friends. It is also true that voting or withdrawing a vote has to be a matter of conscience and not a metter of tactial considerations becaue either party does not offer any hope of improvement. It is a dead game. So we need to turn our backs on the game and enter a different mode. One could waste the next 6 months worrying about how to vote and watcing the circus of politics, all a futile and counter-productive waste of time.
        Concentrating purely on capitalising from the mess and protecting you and yours has priority. Getting free and outside of the system has priority. Living a moral life is paramount and nowadays a moral life cannot involve mainstream politics. They are mutually exclusive.

        • On July 9, 2012 at 9:18 pm,
          Big Al says:

          HI Silverbug Dave,

          I would really like to get together with you at some point!

          Big Al

          • On July 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm,
            Silverbug Dave says:

            I would love to do that Al. Right now I am at home and am listening to Michael Pento’s interview on KWN:
            http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/Media/Michael%20Pento%207%3A10%3A2012.mp3
            Pento is an interesting guy, not afraid to be controversial. If he is right, there is a move on the rule book coming to expand socialism to a new level by dropping capital requirements on sovereign debt to allow government debt to balloon while private debt is still deleveraging – and another move to stop paying interest at the Fed on excess bank reserves. Both would be tremendously inflationary. However, I just can’t get bullish on gold right now; maybe I’m wrong. Gold has been in lock step with the Euro nearly all the way up since year 2001 and if the Euro takes a collapse or even if it just remains in a crisis that it is at the moment – a crisis that seems to have the painfully slow and inefficient European committee system and the arrogant political architects caught in their own trap – I cannot see how gold is going to make a move up here. I remember well the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) fiasco of 1992. It is well worth reading about. It was the Euro in microcosm and it caused a major recession while arrogant politicians kept their countries locked into it. That crisi was small potatoes compared to this one because there was an easy mechanism to exit. There could easily be a multi-year crisis in the Euro going forward and a perverse multiyear dollar rally as the Euro shows itself as a failed alternative reserve currency.
            I am also distressed or frustrated by the continued failed rallies in the gold price, all contained in the bottom quartile of the range of the correction, unlike on all occasions previously where much of the consolidation has been in the upper half of the trading range.
            Maybe it’s a contrarian indicator but I have never felt uncomfortable in gold before, not until now (not even in 2008). That really bothers me.

  2. On July 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm,
    MissiveDuTexas says:

    The pupet masters will be successful if the people do not know their history and what brought their independance.

    Franklin stated that the British Currency Act was the true cause of the American Revolution – and not the tax on tea or the Stamp Act. Franklin wrote, “The colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters had it not been that England took away from the colonies their money, which created unemployment and dissatisfaction. The inability of colonists to get power to issue their own money permanently out of the hands of George III and the international bankers was the prime reason for the Revolutionary War.” Robert Lantham Owen, National Economy and the Banking System of the United States, 1939.

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/How-Benjamin-Franklin-Caus-by-Mike-Kirchubel-110711-773.html

    We should all make ourselves expert at the nature and necessity of currency.

    History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance. -James Madison

    • On July 8, 2012 at 9:05 am,
      Big Al says:

      That MissiveDuTexas is a great idea!

      I, for one, will definitely focus more of my attention in that direction.

      Thank you,

      Big Al

  3. On July 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm,
    Bobby says:

    Al,
    I like your idea and support it 100%.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 9:05 am,
      Big Al says:

      Thanks Bobby!

      Big Al

  4. On July 7, 2012 at 7:48 pm,
    Past-Expiry-Dot-Com says:

    Three’s a choice, two, a dilemma…

    • On July 8, 2012 at 9:06 am,
      Big Al says:

      Amen, Past-Expiry-Dot-Com!

      Big Al

  5. On July 7, 2012 at 7:51 pm,
    Jed Davis says:

    Al:
    I like this perspective. Everyone is and will always be passionate about their politics. That will never change. But the bigger picture (on this show) is about how to protect ourselves, preserve wealth and hopefully, increase wealth. As a coach and educator (and as a former CEO) I never let personal beliefs distract me and those I work with from the task at hand.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:34 am,
      Big Al says:

      You must have been one heck of a CFO, Jed, and I am sure that attribute followed you into education!

      Best,

      Big Al

  6. On July 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm,
    MissiveDuTexas says:

    About choice…

    “The politicians are there to give you the impression you have a choice. You don`t.” – George Carlin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLW1vFO-2Q

  7. On July 7, 2012 at 8:15 pm,
    Danny says:

    I love Carlin

    • On July 7, 2012 at 8:53 pm,
      Marc says:

      A brilliant comedian.

      • On July 8, 2012 at 10:35 am,
        Big Al says:

        Morning Missive, Marc and Danny,

        I share your sentiments about Carlin!

        Big Al

  8. On July 7, 2012 at 10:14 pm,
    Sportsdoc says:

    Al,
    I agree with your 9 hole epiphany.
    I woulld also add that we need to educate our friends and family about the dangers of the emotional consumption that occurs with the “windsock theory” that is presented between CNN and Fox. Coming from a long line of conservatives, I see the negativity that can happen from watching the news for long periods during they day. The addiction that developes is exactly what the advertisers want…. We need to view less, read more and think more critically….a lost discipline now a days….
    Keep up the good work!

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:37 am,
      Big Al says:

      Morning Sportsdoc,

      I agree with you. I do not get my information for television.

      I occasionally watch Fox and, yes, CNN. But, I only watch them for shear entertainment value! I find it absolutely hilarious to watch people yelling at each other while they are smiling.

      Big Al

      Big Al

  9. On July 7, 2012 at 10:26 pm,
    Danny says:

    We really need to stop watching CNN and Fox altogether…worse than WWII German propaganda

    • On July 8, 2012 at 1:05 am,
      Jed Davis says:

      Agreed. The problem is finding something balanced. They reported news much differently when I was growing up. There were liberal commentators and conservative commentators but they rarely infused their personal beliefs into a broadcast. They felt it was their responsibility to report the news fairly. Today, it is a free-for-all.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:38 am,
      Big Al says:

      Great point, Danny!

      When Kathy and I were in DC a while back we visited the Holocaust Museum again. I particularly enjoy watch the film about just how the Nazi regime got into power.

      Big Al

    • On July 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm,
      mike m says:

      there is still some value in watching the news channels albeit CNN, BBC or Fox ,MSNBC but it’s also important to notethat there are still people in each of these stations that have value. I love CNN’s GPS-Fareed Sakaria …we need to be selective and choose wisely no need yo throw it all out…

      • On July 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm,
        Big Al says:

        I suppose you are right Mike M, but I am sick and tired of the personalities!

        Big Al

  10. On July 7, 2012 at 10:44 pm,
    Danny says:

    Big Al,

    After letting Ron Paul, possibly the the savior of America, slip the fingers of the American people I would give up on politics altogether as well. Even if by some miracle the powers that be let him win he would probably not be able to get anything done because of politics and corruption….lose lose…things look bleak and Im scared.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH1FaLdABFM&feature=endscreen

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:40 am,
      Big Al says:

      Together, Danny, we are going to use this forum to eliminate the fear that you referred to.

      Big Al

      • On July 22, 2012 at 8:20 pm,
        Hernancito says:

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        • On July 23, 2012 at 9:37 am,
          Big Al says:

          Many thanks for the kind words Hernancito. Please join us.

          Big Al

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            Ugur says:

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  11. On July 8, 2012 at 1:00 am,
    Vortex says:

    Big Al,

    That was one of the finest daily editorials that you have produced. Don’t get me wrong, they’re all great but today’s was really good solid, sincere, commonsense wisdom that came from the heart.

    That’s the Big Al I’ve been waiting to hear. It’s so great to hear you putting the nonsense and noise from the political realm in its proper context and talking about the real important things that we personally need and must do for ourselves and families going forward.

    Great job Al

    V

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:41 am,
      Big Al says:

      Coming from you Vortex, let me say that I really appreciate your comment.

      You are an astute individual and I, for one, truly appreciate your input.

      Big Al

  12. On July 8, 2012 at 2:24 am,
    Keep Stacking says:

    Hi Big Al,
    A great time to be purchasing gold and silver at these prices. Also select equity shares in both. Not to forget energy. Reduce or get out of debt, and become as self-sufficient as possible. Best.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:42 am,
      Big Al says:

      Amen, Keep Stacking, Amen!

      Big Al

    • On July 9, 2012 at 12:47 am,
      MARTIN (UK) says:

      Hi. Keep stacking.
      Are you sure?
      This may change your mind.
      http://www.forexpros.com/analysis/silver-is-set-to-slide-to-$17-128906 :mrgreen:

      • On July 9, 2012 at 9:02 am,
        Marc says:

        Martin,
        Here we go again. Everybody can twist the PM argument to fit his/her thesis. The problem with her thesis is that it is fundamentally wrong. As in it won’t happen. Nada. No way. Comprende? Please, please – when the secular bull market lifts off again – don’t form an opinion because it will not be heard. Silver is literally MEANS MONEY in over SEVENTY countries. Have you tried to print it lately? I will NOT see you in the coin dealer lines when this really rockets skyward.
        All the best,
        Marc

  13. On July 8, 2012 at 3:18 am,
    Conservative Canuck says:

    How many people read the op-ed interview with Steve Forbes (I believe Friday) posted on this site? – If you haven’t, you should! Pure brilliance. If the US citizenry can choose to go back on the gold standard, choose whether to file their taxes on the back of a tax form the size of a postcard with minimal deductions and in effect pay a flat tax, versus choosing the conventional current form (4 000 000 word tax code) the vast majority would; regarding regulation, Milton Friedman believed in 1980 that regulation should be limited to “can a man hurt himself” meanwhile kids get busted for selling lemonade without licenses to sell food…

    ..and I would personally add “creating a defined role for government” not to be exceeded, the constitution serves well…but there are people who want a government subsidy or program for every problem, and there is the matter of social security and pensions (where Ron Paul feels younger generations should be able to opt out at their choosing)…then with that discussion underway the US can begin to repair itself.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:43 am,
      Big Al says:

      I don’t personally think that will ever happen Conservative Canuck. Sad but true.

      Big Al

  14. On July 8, 2012 at 5:23 am,
    Keep Stacking says:

    Just TAX the Federal Reserve. They are a private corporation. They pay no taxes.

  15. On July 8, 2012 at 5:34 am,
    Matt says:

    Yes,JFK was the last to attempt to exclude the Fed.
    City of London was not impressed.
    No other president since has fallen on his sword,which tells me that the Presidential selection process starts much earlier these days.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:44 am,
      Big Al says:

      That, Matt, is a very interesting observation on your part!

      Big Al

  16. On July 8, 2012 at 6:17 am,
    benb says:

    I think you make some good points Al. Bout the only thing I can see to do about politics is right in Ron Paul, maybe talk about doing that with other people and maybe sombody gets a movment going. But other than that I dont see anything anyone can do about politics. How am I going to achieve more than Ron Paul? Doug Casey and G. Celente think the best thing to do is not vote at all, they have good arguments for that, but I believe its write in Ron Paul.
    Investing, protection is the thing now. We have to remember tho that the markets are corrupt to the core and they could litteraly be shut down over night causeing everyone a 100% lose. Bank holidays could happen too. imho its physical added on a regular basis, farmland if you can get it etc. I only remove profits from my trading account, I havnt added for years now, the markets are just too corrupt for me.
    Of course Im always looking for somewhere to put the existing money I use to play with tho. Any profit tho and out it comes and I add to physical. Just what I do.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:46 am,
      Big Al says:

      That, benb, is great advice.

      Big Al

  17. On July 8, 2012 at 7:16 am,
    Donald says:

    Al, Great editorial! The system of government has been to grow ever larger and intrusive in all parts of life. Reagan was the last president to even be aware of the issues like Ron Paul is. Government often is the problem. Even while the choice is not great in this general election, it is a choice and everyone should vote in every election.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:46 am,
      Big Al says:

      Donald,

      I agree completely that not voting is no solution.

      I, for one, will be writing in Ron Paul.

      Big Al

  18. On July 8, 2012 at 7:52 am,
    benb says:

    In an official campaign update Friday, Ron Paul stressed the importance that all his supporters do what they can to make it to Tampa in August for the pre-RNC rally and Republican National Convention.

    All the years of hard work have come down to this. After 12 full terms in Congress, a third attempt at the highest office in the land, decades of vying for a chance to have a platform on a national political stage and a virtual lifetime of trying to get a specific message to the people of America is all coming down to one single weekend in late August.

    The media said he couldn’t do it. The constant drumming of negative press and a sea of political talking heads all scoffed at the prospect he even considered running in the first place. Literally calling him crazy, too old, not strong enough, a radical, racist, out of touch with the establishment, and anything else they could think of to attempt demonizing him and his candidacy.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:48 am,
      Big Al says:

      And, I would add, benb that the smear campaign was very effective and that is sad!

      Big Al

  19. On July 8, 2012 at 7:53 am,
    Matt says:

    When the political process is flawed and does not represent the people’s interests why should people vote except to spoil the ballot or vote for ‘none of the above’?
    Voting does not change anything.It perpetuates the myth of democracy.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:50 am,
      Big Al says:

      Now that, Matt, is an interesting perspective.

      I still want to be able to tell everyone I know that I think the two presidential candidates are inferior. And, I would also add just exactly why I feel that way and then finish up by saying how I voted and why.

      Best,

      Big Al

  20. On July 8, 2012 at 8:02 am,
    benb says:

    In an official campaign update Friday, Ron Paul stressed the importance that all his supporters do what they can to make it to Tampa in August for the pre-RNC rally and Republican National Convention.

    All the years of hard work have come down to this. After 12 full terms in Congress, a third attempt at the highest office in the land, decades of vying for a chance to have a platform on a national political stage and a virtual lifetime of trying to get a specific message to the people of America is all coming down to one single weekend in late August.

    The media said he couldn’t do it. The constant drumming of negative press and a sea of political talking heads all scoffed at the prospect he even considered running in the first place. Literally calling him crazy, too old, not strong enough, a radical, racist, out of touch with the establishment, and anything else they could think of to attempt demonizing him and his candidacy.

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    But the little-known South Texas Libertarian didn’t know when to say when and never listened to his critics, even though many had some of the largest voices in politics and media.

    Nonetheless, slowly but surely, decades of unwavering honesty and integrity, one of the most consistent voting records in Congressional history and years of steady grassroots support growth have finally broken through to a mainstream that has no choice now but to change their tune and take an honest look at what Dr. Ron Paul and his historically loyal supporters have to say.

    But now that the Republican National Convention is just around the corner, Ron Paul needs his supporters more than ever.

    In the update, Ron Paul stressed just how important it is that all the years of hard work and blood, sweat and tears don’t all go to waist. In order to kick off the RNC right, he and several special guests plan to celebrate just how far he and his supporters’ message and movement for liberty have come in a gigantic, pre-RNC rally on the Sunday prior to the RNC.

    The event will start at 12:00 PM on Sunday, August 26 at the University of South Florida’s Sun Dome and go until around 6:00 PM on a day that Ron Paul is hoping his supporters show up in such force that it rocks the stadium and the very foundation the Republican party stands on.

    “The whole reason we’re in this is because of a very important message,” he stated in the update. “But this is where I worry the least because my supporters always seem to know what the message is,” he added. “The supporters are very determined and have always been very dedicated to the message.”

    But with that said, if only “200” people show up to the rally and convention, he sarcastically stated, we are not going to be able to “validate” that message. “Governments are a reflection of what the people believe in, what they understand and why it’s in their best interest. That’s why the amount of people that show will largely determine how seriously the message is taken,” he added.

    That is why this particular campaign update was made almost exclusively to make sure all supporters from across the union do whatever they can to make it to Tampa for the rally and convention and to make sure the RNC and supporters of the other candidates follow the rules. That way an entire political career, decades of hard work and the broken bones and unjust arrests of his supporters do not simply go in vein.

    The campaign asks that all those planning on attending the pre-convention-rally in Tampa to please RSVP for the free event so the campaign has an idea on how many will be attending.

    Additionally, all official national delegates are encouraged to register as a delegate with the campaign and contact the campaign via email for even more important information on attending the convention.

    It is very important to Ron Paul that all his supporters receive this message and do what they can to find a way to make it to Tampa. Please share and forward this message to all known Ron Paul delegates and supporters

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:53 am,
      Big Al says:

      benb,

      Check out our home page and today’s Daily Editorial.

      Thank you my friend!

      Big Al

  21. On July 8, 2012 at 8:07 am,
    benb says:

    Sorry for a sorta double post, my copy paste ability leaves somthing to be disired.
    Matt, I agree, in this case voting only supports the myth of democracy, besides, personally I think writing in Ron Paul is voting. (maybe that too just supports the myth tho)

  22. On July 8, 2012 at 9:35 am,
    Marc says:

    Big Al,
    I am in only this – hope this helps others – for what it is worth :).
    Gold, gold shares
    Silver, silver shares
    Oil, energy
    uranium, potash, China, FXI, CYN
    REAL ESTATE that offers 5% to 6% net return – cash on cash. NO DEBT
    Maintain healthy cash flow, cash currency (six months), maintain 3 to 6 month “survival” supply (working on) and pray for guidance, first.
    All the best to everyone! Stay calm, be strong…..and carry on!
    Marc

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:54 am,
      Big Al says:

      You sure as heck didn’t learn that at San Diego State of did you?

      Mr. Sarcastic

    • On July 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm,
      Jody D says:

      Marc,
      You ROCK! Keep up the good work. I agree with your efforts.
      We must keep on getting ready for the safety and well being of our family whether they agree or not at this point. It’s better to be prepared and not need all the completed work than to have not prepared at all.
      Thanks for your positive posts.
      Jody D

      • On July 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm,
        Marc says:

        Right back at ya – girl! :)
        Keep stackin.
        Good nite.
        Marc

  23. On July 8, 2012 at 10:04 am,
    Dennis Brophy says:

    Hi Al, I think that owning a gold mine and producing will take me through the hard times, unlike politics its like dirty jokes right now, both the President/Supreme Court are working for the god of this world system(2 Corinthians 4:4). As you know I`m for Ron Paul but that`s only till I know the outcome at convention land in August, if Ron Paul is not going to run, then its only Romney vs Obama, then its Romney will be to get rid of Obama, then it will be me voting for the lesser of two evils Romney….

  24. On July 8, 2012 at 10:55 am,
    Big Al says:

    Dennis B,

    In all due respect, I really don’t see much difference between the two of them.

    Big Al

    • On July 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm,
      Dennis Brophy says:

      Big Al, your right Romneycare is Obamacare, but Romney is at least a Capitalist, while Obama is a marxist into fascism in a big way. Again a lesser of two evils and a hope that Romney will have a place for Ron Paul & his ideas in the next administration in 2013.

  25. On July 8, 2012 at 11:19 am,
    Tex says:

    Our current government has acted to obstruct the execution of, or completely usurp, basic constitutional rights (read the 1st Amendment and consider how can proposals such as using eminent domain as in Kelo vs New London be constitutional; or how about the Second amendment….want a firearm in Chicago?). Such usurpation of rights has been done in association with governments of both US Major Political Parties under the plausible characterization that it is for “the good of all”. To a few Americans it appears that the real design of both parties is to direct, control, counteract, and subvert our heretofore unalienable rights. Both parties divisively organize factions into artificial and extraordinary forces; to put in place of the delegated will of the entire nation the will of their particular constituents. These constituents can be a small but artful and enterprising minority of that party. Thus, according to the alternate electoral triumphs of the two divisive parties, government comes to mirror the ill-conceived projects of the faction in power (Health Care Reform is a recent example), rather to reflect plans designed by common counsel of citizens and modified in compromise by mutual interests. The 2 Parties, in the course of time have become potent usurpers of liberties through decisions by cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled persons who have subverted the power of the people and usurped for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very constitutional structures that have lifted them to unjust dominion.

    Only when the mass of “greedy geezers” known as “baby boomers” who run the 2 political parties are usurped from this country, will liberty return. In the interim, the boomers will undoubtedly tax, borrow, and steal from the younger generations who will eventually inevitably replace them. It is for the younger generations to restore our Revolution of 1776. It is they who will be disgusted by the greed of their elders and thus act to restore liberty and justice for all Americans. Dr. Ron Paul is but an earl y leader of this youthful revolution. We can hope that Dr. Rand Paul will grab the banner and carry on. Meanwhile, voting for the lesser of 2 evils will have to do.

  26. On July 22, 2012 at 10:34 pm,
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