Al's Insights – Sun 8 Jul, 2012

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From benb:

On July 8, 2012 at 8:02 am,
benb says: (Edit)

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.


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

Al Korelin

  1. On July 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm,
    Dennis M. O'Neil says:

    I think your final comment about ‘helping each other out’ is is largely summarized in one of our favorite contribtors name………KEEP STACKING!

    • On July 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Hi Dennis M,

      I agree,

      Big Al

  2. On July 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm,
    Karen says:

    I don’t think you realize how dangerous Obama is. As you know, a write in will just give him your vote:

    • On July 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm,
      Big Al says:

      HI Karen,

      Thanks for the link.

      Maybe you are correct. I don’t know? I am really fed up right now.

      Big Al

    • On July 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm,
      Jerry Mabie says:

      As you have stated so many times you are absolutely correct that a write in vote re-elects bo. I don’t understand the people on this board. They keep emphasizing that a write in vote sends a message. What message?? and to who?? Are they sending a messing to obama? Do they really think he or the libs will listen?? They were sent a message earlier and what happened. They did exactly what the American people were opposed to. So what do these people( Big Al included) think they are accomplishing by writing in a candidate that has no chance of winning. I don’t know what it will take to wake these mis-intentioned people up.
      This is rant number three and the last for today.

      • On July 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm,
        Karen says:

        Hi Jerry Mabie,
        Thanks for the rant. Exactly what I have been trying to say.

      • On July 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Hi Jerry,

        Big Al is starting to look out for himself and his loved ones and care less and less about the govt.

        Big Al

    • On July 8, 2012 at 6:47 pm,
      going down fast says:

      Karen –

      You could not be more correct. I preferred Santorum or Gingrich to Romney, but they did not get the support that Romney received. I wanted Paul Ryan or Marco Rubio to give it a go, but they chose to sit this one out. Our only two choices are Mitt Romney or the incumbent.

      Any other selection is a waste of the voter’s time and effort. Since most of the readers on this site recognize the pickle that this country is in, they also probably realize that this President’s term has thrown a massive amount of accelerant on a debt fire that was blazing when he took office. His actions have been slightly tempered by the realization that if his policies went totally extreme that he would not have a chance for re-election to a 2nd term.

      Should he be given a chance to “serve” another 4 years, we can count on an even more radical presidency since he will be able to show his full true colors since a 3rd term is not in the cards. I truly believe that our country cannot withstand 4 more years of his “leadership”.

      The pragmatic choice is Mitt Romney. Most of us that are invested in precious metals and other hard assets do so because we made the pragmatic choice in preserving our savings, with some possibility of growth. I do not like to spend too much time discussing the November election. I do believe that in November the starkness of our choices will be more clear than ever before.

      • On July 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Maybe, but right now my opinion is to look out for myself and my loved ones. The rest of the crap is just starting to not matter to me.

        Big Al

  3. On July 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm,
    benb says:

    Hi Al, the main issue as I see it is people dont care enough to inform themselves.
    Also you get people like say, research scientists and such that are so involved with their work they see nothing else.
    But an ill informed public is how I see it for whatever reason.
    I was saying that D. Casey and others support not voting, I believe he is correct, but go back to the issue,(uninformed public)
    Those informed will be who? in general, Ron Paul suporters.
    Now, I always vote because I have the delusion that it matters and I and my family tree served etc.
    But this time, knowing what is at stake, its gotta be a write in Ron Paul even if it is considered not voting.
    I mentioned last week I believe, Jon Stewert show, incredible laughs showing there is absolutly no differance between obama and romney. It was unreal.
    Vote for either of those guys and your voting for the fed and cental banks.
    If by some miricle there were enough Ron Paul write ins, who knows what could happen. Just dont put your name on the ballot, terrorists can go missing without a trace.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm,
      Big Al says:

      HI benb,

      I agree that Ron Paul supporters are in the category of the “informed”!

      Big Al

      • On July 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm,
        Jerry Mabie says:

        Big Al,
        Please see me comment to Karen.

  4. On July 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm,
    Tex says:

    On a slightly different topic…Mr Sinclair is rather dogmatic in his latest missive….

    • On July 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Thanks for the link, Tex.

      Big Al

  5. On July 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm,
    Tex says:

    Pardon a second “off topic” post, but is this a black swan event to us Westerners?

  6. On July 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm,
    Sandy says:

    Romney would stop the country from moving more to socialism. Ridding the country of all the regulations that stop business from expanding reduces big gov’t. The difference between Obama and Romney is the difference between black and white…and, I’m not referring to race! While recognizing the fact that you want to be able to look yourself in the mirror, how do you think you will feel if your write-in vote facilitated the election of Obama? And, that goes for those who do not vote. Please for the sake of our country, think about what your actions will accomplish, or not!

    • On July 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm,
      Tex says:

      Good thing that this is not posted on a “MAJOR” MEDIA OUTLET…..the New Black Panthers might give you the Zimmerman treatment.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm,
      Ken says:

      The difference between Obama and Romney is the difference between black and white…

      Ya think so? I don’t. Romney might be a little bit better on some business related items but I don’t think there is a huge difference. Obammie takes us more down the road to socialism, the Romulan more down the road to fascism, IMO.

      Both take us further down the road of statism because both are statists.

      When the choice comes down to the inventor of Obammie Care or the implementor of Obammie Care that is NO choice at all.

      Face it, when this is the choice we will be Oramma’d in November. People like us will take it in the shorts yet again.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm,
      Karen says:

      Hi Sandy,
      I Totally agree. It is important for everyone to examine who Obama really is. You also have to look at the radicals that surround him in the white house that Romney will get rid of.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm,
      Jerry Mabie says:

      Good luck getting your message to this board. It’s inconceivable that they would write in Ron Paul and give the election to the clown in the White House.

  7. On July 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm,
    Matt says:

    I believe U.S. Major General Smedley Butler articulately educated the American public that the US government was a fascist state nearly eighty years ago.
    Eighty years and a lot of mirrors later and has anything changed?

    • On July 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm,
      Tex says:

      he did that in “War is a Racket”….He wrote another nice autiobio…”Old Gimlet Eye”…..what would you expect from a Marine with 2 CMOHs……give it a try.

      • On July 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm,
        Ken says:

        Hah, that is a funny name. Isn’t gimlet a gin concoction?

        A friend of mine got a stye and the people down at his work referred to him as “old puss eye.” 🙁

  8. On July 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm,
    Tex says:

    We have changed from a “country of laws” to a “country of TOO MANY laws. Regulations impede all aspects of society including business, research, medicine and to a lesser extent dentistry, exploitation of natural resources, even going to national parks! It will take time to reverse these laws….it is up to American Youth to take back liberty….the Flower Children of the 60’s will never do it….as a generation, they are socialists at heart. Mr ROMNEY is NO Dr PAUL, but neither is he a replicate of our present dear, high , exalted, mystic ruler.

    Not voting is NOT a solution. We must get involved.

  9. On July 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm,
    Ken says:

    I think Big Al is 100% right on this one about the difference between the two jokers running for POTUS.

    Like I said above both take us further down the road of statism because both are statists.

    When the choice comes down to the inventor of Obammie Care or the implementor of Obammie Care that is NO choice at all.

    Face it, when this is the choice we will be Oramma’d in November.

    People like us will take it in the shorts yet again. Always have, always will.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm,
      Jerry Mabie says:

      Why don’t we get rid of bo first and then deal with whatever it is we don’t like with Romney. Re-electing bo is a disaster for this country.

      • On July 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm,
        Ken says:

        No offense but I feel I went down that path with Bush. Medicare Part D, No Child Left Behind, etc. Again, we got more government spending and more government debt no matter which party was steering the USS Titanic. If Romney wins I hope you are right that when he tries to pull an Obammie the rest of his party will knock him upside the head but we didn’t see that with Bush.

        If history is any indicator we wind up with this.

        • On July 9, 2012 at 9:33 pm,
          Big Al says:

          And Ken,

          That is exactly my point.

          Let’s forget all of this and get down to helping each other. Those of you who think the govt will help you need to find another forum!

          Big Al

  10. On July 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm,
    Matt says:

    August 21, 1931, Butler spoke to an American Legion convention in New Britain CT. Looking back, he reflected on his career. His remarks stunned the audience. Few papers dared report even part of the speech:

    “I spent 33 years…being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism….

    I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1916. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City [Bank] boys to collect revenue in. I helped in the rape of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street….
    In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested….I had…a swell racket. I was rewarded with honors, medals, promotions….I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate a racket in three cities. The Marines operated on three continents…” Major General Smedley Butler

  11. On July 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm,
    Ryan says:

    Voting, speaking or acting on conscience in my mind can’t ever be a bad thing. You never know who you might influence, and no one should ever underestimate the ability of a determined, though small, minority to change the course of history. This is true even as you might not understand how this process comes about, or how your seemingly unpragmatic, or idealistically futile behavior can, overtime and in small ways, bring down the most powerful or dominating of ideas, institutions (and even) governments.
    For Americans, the cliched example comes to mind with the 100-200 or so people who took part in the Boston Tea Party. Within a year and a half this small group had led a reluctant American populace to declare independence against the greatest empire around at the time. But history is filled with examples of individuals or small numbers of people who, though facing great odds, bring about great change. Much to the surprise of their opponents, I might add.

    • On July 9, 2012 at 9:35 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Thanks Ryan,

      That is my point!

      Big Al

  12. On July 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm,
    Sandy says:

    Hi Ken…you are focusing only on ObamaCare. Focus on JOBS…Romney created thousands when running Bain, dropped the unemployment rate below 5% in MA, rose job creation from 50th to 47th in his term. Obama’s regulations stifled business, his administration blocked Hawker Beech from bidding on a contract to build the plane it developed…and, GAVE THE CONTRACT TO BRAZIL. Obama killed thousands of jobs in the Gulf, blocked Keystone XL pipeline which would have created thousands of jobs. OPEN YOUR EYES, research what Romney created and what Obama killed! READ THE AMATEUR and you’ll see one whale of a difference in character. My grandson is shipping out with the Navy end of August. It sickens me to think who his commander in chief is. The classified leaks are worthy of treason, not re-election!

    • On July 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm,
      Ken says:

      Well, below is some of what Romney did in Taxachusetts. I think Romney will say whatever he thinks will get him elected but once in office do otherwise. I wish and hope I’m wrong but after all, who would have thought George Bush would have undertook the biggest expansion of Medicare since Lyndon Johnson?

    • On July 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm,
      Ken says:

      Well, below is some of what Romney did in Taxachusetts. I think Romney will say whatever he thinks will get him elected but once in office do otherwise. I wish and hope I’m wrong but after all, who would have thought George Bush would have undertook the biggest expansion of Medicare since Lyndon Johnson?

      • On July 9, 2012 at 9:25 pm,
        Big Al says:

        Evening Ken,

        I haven’t agreed with any of them for a long time.

        Big Al

    • On July 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm,
      Ken says:
    • On July 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Sure, but let’s remember that WE MUST PROTECT OURSELVES AND OUR LOVED ONES.

      Big Al

  13. On July 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm,
    Matt says:

    Declaring independence and being an independent entity are two,separate realities:

  14. On July 8, 2012 at 5:38 pm,
    Matt says:

    Have you never wondered why our system of government so
    mirrors the British system? I bet many of you yet today have no
    idea where our federal reserve system comes from. It is the copy
    of the British Exchequer, it was written in secret by the Bank of
    England. Don’t believe it, I suggest you read a Book I wrote
    back in 1992 called “A Country Defeated In Victory, parts 1 and
    2”, the facts cannot be disputed, much of which is Congressional

  15. On July 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm,
    Bobby says:

    Al and fellow family,
    I am truely disapointed that this board could not go ONE DAY without reverting to politics. If i wanted to hear this type of talk i would listen to Rush or Alex Jones.
    I am begining to think my time could be better spent looking for ideas that would help myself, my family and friends.

    • On July 8, 2012 at 8:41 pm,
      Karen says:

      There is great value in the political posts. It is very difficult to invest wisely if you are uninformed.

      • On July 9, 2012 at 4:07 am,
        Bobby says:

        This may be true, however, this blog is titled, “the origional radio program dealing exclusively with asset based investing” One can read right winged, anti Obama remarks throughout the web, this is not why i am here. I am sorry that it has to morph to it. See you in Tampa.

        • On July 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm,
          Big Al says:

          Evening Bobby,

          I agree and that is why much, much more emphasis will be placed on the investment sector subjects.

          Thank you and God bless,

          Big Al

      • On July 9, 2012 at 9:26 pm,
        Big Al says:

        I definitely agree with you Karen.

        I just believe that there is absolutely no need to, sometimes, get so vile.

        Big Al

    • On July 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm,
      Big Al says:

      I am completely with you Bobby and that is where I, for one, am going!

      Big Al

  16. On July 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm,
    Irwin says:

    Off Topic: but it’s Sunday so please indulge me 🙂

    Did anyone catch Dr David Jeremiah’s television message today? It was, I think, the first in a series on Hebrews, and very powerful.

    The url is DavidJeremiah .org but I don’t know if the online video is the same as the TV program. For some reason the online video won’t work for me.

    Today I spent some time with folks who don’t know what “stacking” means. They don’t know where Wall St and Bay St are, and they don’t care. Their main interests are spending time with family, running the dogs, cycling, hiking, etc.

    I have to say, it was a nice change from my usual routine which is reading business editorials and listening to hours of financial broadcasts; and meanwhile my portfolio keeps shrinking in value. It makes me wonder – who’s the smart one?

    • On July 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm,
      benb says:

      You can say that again Irwin.

    • On July 9, 2012 at 4:10 am,
      Bobby says:

      I had a dream last night and woke up thinking my time will be better spent reading my bible. The answers are all there.

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

        Evening Bobby,

        You bet, all the answers are there!

        Big Al

    • On July 9, 2012 at 9:27 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Hi Irwin,

      Family and dogs (or cats) MUST COME FIRST!

      Big Al

  17. On July 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm,
    Conservative Canuck says:

    Thank you very much for the acknowledgement, sometimes I can be a little caught up in my own ideology, but I do try to ensure it’s well thought out. I have “liked” this so my 100 or so American investor facebook friends will see it…hopefully it will count for something in the end result.

  18. On July 9, 2012 at 7:59 am,
    Clay says:

    Who could not love the Bankers? The Fed is now paying the bankers to sell something neither of them have. If it does not work this time they can sell even more of what they don’t have, perhaps then they can make it happen.

  19. On July 23, 2012 at 4:51 am,
    Vale says:

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    • On July 23, 2012 at 9:22 am,
      Big Al says:

      Thanks Vale.

      Society is certainly interesting, isn’t it!

      Big Al