Mapping Distortions

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Amazing how the map we think we know of the world is not realistic according to this information about mapping distortions.

Originally posted on Vanessa Fire:

Greg Osuri created this visual representation of the relative size of Africa (seen first on Boing Boing).

The purpose is to show the vastness of this incredible continent.  I’d seen a similar map previously on Dark Roasted Blend and went looking for it there (it has since vanished?) and then elsewhere in the google-verse, simultaneously getting drawn into reading the rather enlightening (about the unlightened) responses in the comments on Big Think (which devolve into repetition and slander, as they do).  From “Where is Alaska and Hawaii?  You left them out!  America is bigger than that!!” to “No, I think their landmasses were taken into account, anyway if not, you could probably puzzle them into the gaps and besides you’re missing the point.” to “What a waste of land.” (WTF?!) to “I always thought America was bigger than Africa!  Thanks for teaching me otherwise.”  (I’ll spare you the rest…

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The First Slippery Steps : GATT and NAFTA

Do you wonder when America really started into decline?  It was back in 1994.  We were warned, many like myself tried to stop it.  Many were sidelined by the likes of Limbaugh as being fear mongers, kooks, tin hat isolationists.  The mockery was effective because people don’t like to be identified as such and called names.  This could have been stopped then and it can be stopped now.

America is suffering as predicted with loss of manufacturing jobs and opportunities.  Business has been put under onerous regulations that other nations do not have to comply with which increases costs and thus makes competition difficult thus encouraging companies to leave the country, set up shop in third world nations that do not have these regulations and offer slave labor to produce the products American’s purchase.

I applaud you who will spend an hour or two educating yourself to provide armor against the lies of those who claim to be for liberty, freedom and prosperity and yet they themselves paved the way for GATT and NAFTA.  Learn the facts, and remember, politicians making back room deals, becoming millionaires with special rights sold us out.  My recent posts should help you see through them.  The left is in control.  The Marxist long plan is coming to fruition, and when we are broken and on our knees wondering what happened, you will know and understand and thus be able to beg your children for forgiveness as we slept and allowed tyranny to take over America and thus the world!  The long night is approaching, the hour of temptation is at hand, and 99% will beg for salvation and the solution will appear which you will grab onto as you learn too late that too is a lie.

NAFTA was not just harmful to America.  This video explains how it affected our neighbor south of the border.  This in turn benefited some very large American corporations and also drove a certain population in Southern Mexico to run into the North, and we see the outcome.  I will add another video about the loss of American jobs.  This fits the goal to cause massive illegal immigration and the need to offer a solution which will naturally boost the voting roster of the Democrat party.

You see, our marxist controllers think 10 chess moves ahead, and while we are busy reacting as they expect us to, they are making laws, treaties, and creating havoc in various nations which keeps us off balance, over-whelmed, and arguing about what to do.  In all this distraction, things get worse and push us into their end game.

I have decided to add this video first because the second brings in more subtle issues and I want to get to the meat of the matter, but the second video is equally important:

Growing trade deficits and job losses

NAFTA’s impact in the United States, however, has been often obscured by the “boom-and-bust” cycle that drove domestic consumption, investment, and speculation in the mid- and late 1990s. Between 1994 (when NAFTA was implemented) and 2000, total employment rose rapidly in the United States, causing overall unemployment to fall to record low levels. But unemployment began to rise early in 2001, and 2.4 million jobs were lost in the domestic economy between March 2001 and October 2003 (BLS 2003). These job losses have been primarily concentrated in the manufacturing sector, which has experienced a total decline of 2.4 million jobs since March 2001. As job growth has dried up in the economy, the underlying problems caused by U.S. trade deficits have become much more apparent, especially in manufacturing.

The United States has experienced steadily growing global trade deficits for nearly three decades, and these deficits accelerated rapidly after NAFTA took effect on January 1, 1994. For the purposes of this report it is necessary to distinguish between exports produced domestically and foreign exports, which are goods produced in other countries but exported to the United States, and then re-exported from the United States. Foreign exports made up 11.6% of total U.S. exports to Mexico and Canada in 2002. However, because only domestically produced exports generate jobs in the United States, our trade calculations are based only on domestic exports. Our measure of the net impact of trade, which is used here to calculate the employment content of trade, is the difference between domestic exports and total imports.3 We refer to this as “net exports,” to distinguish it from the more commonly reported gross trade balance. However, both concepts are measures of net trade flows.

Although U.S. domestic exports to its NAFTA partners have increased dramatically—with real growth of 95.2% to Mexico and 41% to Canada—growth in imports of 195.3% from Mexico and 61.1% from Canada overwhelmingly surpass export growth, as shown in Table 1. The resulting $30 billion U.S. net export deficit with these countries in 1993 increased by 281% to $85 billion in 2002 (all figures in inflation-adjusted 2002 dollars). As a result, NAFTA has led to job losses in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as shown in Figure 1. Through September 2003, the U.S. goods trade deficit with Mexico and Canada has increased 12% over the same period last year (U.S. Census Bureau 2003a). Job losses for the remainder of 2003 are likely to grow at a similar rate.

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Long-term stagnation and growing inequality

NAFTA has also contributed to growing income inequality and to the declining relative wages of U.S. workers without college degree, who made up 72.1% of the workforce in 2001 (Mishel et al. 2003, 163). NAFTA, however, is but one contributor to a larger process of globalization and growing structural trade deficits that has shaped the U.S. economy and society over the last few decades.6 Rapid growth in U.S. trade and foreign investment as a share of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) has played a large role in the growth of inequality in income distribution in the last 20 years. NAFTA has continued and accelerated international economic integration, and thus contributed to the growing tradeoffs that have accompanied this integration process.

The growth in U.S. trade and trade deficits has put downward pressure on the wages of workers without a college degree, especially those who have no formal education beyond a high school degree. This group includes most middle- and low-wage workers, including the 68.5% of the total workforce with the lowest pay, those earning a wage that is e
qual to 200% or less of poverty level wages in 2001 (Mishel et al. 2003, p. 134). In March 2000, the base year used for data, these workers earned wages of $16.93 or less per hour (See Appendix 1). These U.S. workers bear the brunt of the costs and pressures of globalization (Mishel et al. 2003, 181-89).

Globalization has put downward pressure on the wages of less-educated workers for three primary reasons. First, the steady growth in U.S. trade deficits over the past two decades has eliminated millions of manufacturing jobs and job opportunities in this country. Most displaced workers find jobs in other sectors where wages are much lower, which in turn leads to lower average wages for all U.S. workers. Recent surveys have shown that, even when displaced workers are able to find new jobs in the United States, they face a reduction in wages, with earnings declining by an average of over 13% (Mishel et al. 2001, 24). These displaced workers’ new jobs are likely to be in the service industry, the source of 98% of net new jobs created in the United States between 1989 and 2000, and a sector in which average compensation is only 81% of the manufacturing sector’s average (Mishel et al. 2003, 177). This competition also extends to export sectors, where pressures to cut product prices are often intense.

Second, the effects of growing U.S. trade and trade deficits on wages goes beyond just those workers exposed directly to foreign competition. As the trade deficit limits jobs in the manufacturing sector, the new supply of workers to the service sector (from displaced workers plus young workers not able to find manufacturing jobs) depresses the wages of those already holding service jobs. The growth in import competition and capital mobility under NAFTA has also contributed to stagnant and falling wages in the United States (Bronfenbrenner 1997a).

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Watch Al Gore pushing for NAFTA…. short part.. full video for those interested following:

Did they buy a million cars a year from the United States?  Is trade better for America or worse?  Combine NAFTA with GATT and it’s worldwide and now you know why we have a trillion dollar trade deficit!

Sell Outs: Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck

Since I have been busy exposing Ron Paul, David Icke, Alex Jones, I felt it was only fair to mention the really big boys of so called conservative media who guide the population into doing what the elites really want.  Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck (I’m sure I could add in others like Savage who just tried to say having a gun was bad and none should be allowed in a theatre as if that would keep us safe from a criminal) have all pushed conservative ideals.  I rather enjoy listening to them; however, I don’t listen without my filters on because they have sold us out in the past.

They are part of the controlled opposition who get conservatives to buy into the agenda that takes more rights and jobs away from Americans.  I remember well how Limbaugh talked on and on about how great and fair GATT and NAFTA would be for American’s and yet as Ross Perot warned, they have done nothing but suck jobs out of America and made global corporations rich while destroying the economic wealth of America.

This has all been planned folks.  The elite have never intended to bring third world nations up to our standards of living and in fact we are being conditioned to hate our luxury of having 1800 sq. foot homes, cars, air-conditioning, refrigerators, and meat because all this is really harming our world and those less fortunate.  The middle class is being wiped out, and when they are done, there will be two classes of the very wealthy and the very poor who should be happy with what they are allowed to have by their magnanimous benevolent overlords.    This takes a long time to accomplish, but we are at a cusp of massive upheaval which will bring about their desired long awaited goals.  In fact, they are so good at this programming and propaganda that they will make the majority beg them for it!

Beware Ron Paul Propaganda

I received an email the other day from Ron Paul’s new push for auditing the Federal Reserve, and I sent a reply video asking for Dr. Paul’s answer to the fact that the Fed has been audited over 98 times by independent accountants and those audits are sent to congress every year.  I have not recieved a reply or link from them as to his position.  I have felt for a long time that he is controlled opposition to keep us from actually changing what is happening by our elected leaders.

I made this video in response to these facts about Dr. Paul and others like him. Please forward and share with others:

History of ‘In God We Trust’

This will be short and sweet.  There is a lie being told today that “In God We Trust” first appeared on our money in 1957.  While that is true if you are only talking about paper money, it is not true about coins.  From the Treasury.gov site:

Secretary Chase instructed James Pollock, Director of the Mint at Philadelphia, to prepare a motto, in a letter dated November 20, 1861:

Dear Sir: No nation can be strong except in the strength of God, or safe except in His defense. The trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coins.You will cause a device to be prepared without unnecessary delay with a motto expressing in the fewest and tersest words possible this national recognition.

It was found that the Act of Congress dated January 18, 1837, prescribed the mottoes and devices that should be placed upon the coins of the United States. This meant that the mint could make no changes without the enactment of additional legislation by the Congress. In December 1863, the Director of the Mint submitted designs for new one-cent coin, two-cent coin, and three-cent coin to Secretary Chase for approval. He proposed that upon the designs either OUR COUNTRY; OUR GOD or GOD, OUR TRUST should appear as a motto on the coins. In a letter to the Mint Director on December 9, 1863, Secretary Chase stated:

I approve your mottoes, only suggesting that on that with the Washington obverse the motto should begin with the word OUR, so as to read OUR GOD AND OUR COUNTRY. And on that with the shield, it should be changed so as to read: IN GOD WE TRUST.

The Congress passed the Act of April 22, 1864. This legislation changed the composition of the one-cent coin and authorized the minting of the two-cent coin. The Mint Director was directed to develop the designs for these coins for final approval of the Secretary. IN GOD WE TRUST first appeared on the 1864 two-cent coin.  SOURCE

 

Just because I like to monitor silver prices

Silver Price today:

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Distraction by Economic Disaster

This is a warning that has been trumpeted for years.  We have a debt problem that is no longer capable of being fixed.   Margaret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other people’s money!”   We saw what happened in Greece and their debt problems are much less than ours; however, they did not just bail out banks and give 29 TRILLION dollars to them.  We cannot keep up this false debt system any longer, and what will happen when the programs that are bankrupting our country, the wars that are bankrupting us and the selling out of American jobs to cheap foreign labor reaches it’s peak?   The complete crash of the system has been designed and planned for and both parties running this country have created this mess.  We elected them or allowed them to be elected via fraudulent means and we can ultimately look in the mirror.  Sadly, it is in these desperate circumstances where people are suffering and scared that massive change can happen, and that was the goal all along.   Create the crisis to bring about the change!  Just remember, we were warned of this beast system, and in that moment of fear will you worship this new system?  Will you cry peace and safety only to find you have fallen into a trap?  I hope not.

American Jobs are Gone: NO RECOVERY (VIDEO)

This is very self explanatory.  There are no jobs created by the government giving trillions of dollars to the banks.  The stock reports are not reflective of the recovery.  Why do thousands of people line up for entry level jobs and many of these people are very experienced and highly educated!  It’s time to prepare for difficult days. Pray for each other, and trust that our Father will help us through these coming years:

This man speaks logically and clearly.  What is happening was planned.  The love of money has destroyed American resolve, ingenuity, and created two classes on purpose.  Those in the middle class will soon feel it, but until they do, nothing will happen. When they feel it, then chaos will ensue!  If the welfare programs stop, all bets are off for anything but civil war.

2013 in review

Thank you to all who have visited my blog this past year.  It’s covered a lot of topics, and you can do a search for any topic which interests you and I probably said something about it.  I tend to have an opinion on just about anything.  I am particularly thankful for those who have shared comments, shared this blog on emails, forums, and other social media.

Most of all, I hope you have gained insight, questioned everything and sought out the truth.   It is always my intention to talk about things that will help us grow first spiritually and secondly to create dialogue to grow together.  I am amazed at the number of countries you all are from.  So, if you would care to comment on the bottom of this post and share why you come here, what country or state you are from, and how you found me.  We are all truly one family in God and ultimately I look forward to walking in peace together.

Let’s make 2014 even better.  I will be doing more videos and hope you enjoy them!

 

God bless you all in His riches and glory.  May the peace of God rest with all of you as this will be an even more amazing year!

Much love,

Unified Serenity

(My nick is reflective of my goal for all of us in loving God and one another)

 

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 180,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 8 days for that many people to see it.

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When a Duck might not be a Duck

Anyone who has read my blog for any length of time knows that I say, “Nothing we see on mainstream television is real. It’s all staged to bring about some change” with some goal in mind. Be it spreading some propaganda, stirring up some controversy or “programming” social norms.  In the recent scandal surrounding “Duck Dynasty” patriarch who made some statements about sin including being homosexual, I said it was quite possible it was all planned by the family to stop the show altogether; however, going back to the previous statement that all shows are staged propaganda, could it be more programming to stir up conservatives to be willing to push back now?

What if this Robertson family not long ago looked just like any average family in America?  You be the judge.  Could it be that being hicks from the sticks of Louisiana pays big money and it’s all an act?  Do these look like people living off the land from childhood who have always been camo wearing, squirrel eating country boys?

How A Wealthy, Clean-Cut ‘Duck Dynasty’ Tricked The World For Publicity  

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In the wake of the recent homophobia and racism scandals surrounding A&E’s popular so-called “reality” show Duck Dynasty, there is an important, little-known detail that should be remembered: it’s all fake… all of it.

Sources close to the show have time and time again leaked details that the show is literally scripted. Because of non-disclosure agreements, cameramen, and others who wish to go public with this information have proven unable to do so. As a result, without a name attached to such leaked information, many of these claims of inauthenticity are seen as lacking credibility.

But as the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” One thing that the so-called “Duck Dynasty” family cannot deny are family pictures taken before their fabricated “reality” show was scripted for them. These pictures all showcase a family devoid of backwoods attire: no camouflage, no face paint, no headbands, and no beards.

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In the place of Real Tree camo shotguns, we see the family above with golf clubs.

Below is the real Jase Robertson and Family. They look like any other clean-cut wealthy Caucasian family. Admittedly, we see a very trim, socially acceptable beard in this picture… nothing like the costumes the family dons for the popular A&E show.

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Here are Jase and Missy Robertson. Jase is a whole lot hairier and a whole lot richer.

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But Jase isn’t the only one pulling the proverbial wool over viewers’ eyes. Willie Robertson too used to look a whole lot more like everyone else in his socio-economic caste. Instead of camo, we see hair bleach. And we are supposed to believe that these were backwards hill-folk, who raised themselves up from the trailer park?

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You’ve seen the before image, now here’s the after:

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These guys aren’t alone with the fakery. Below is a picture of the real Jep Robertson and family.

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Here’s Jep now, after the A&E treatment:

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The costumes are for show, the beards and bandanas are for show – and more than likely, even the recent “scandals” are for show. We have recently learned that A&E will keep Phil Robertson even after previously announcing he would be kicked off the show for breach of contract, due to racist and homophobic comments. In all likelihood, the scandals were part of a well-orchestrated hoax to get even more ratings, even more attention, and ultimately, even more money for this already filthy-rich family.

Remember, that while this fake scandal was front page news, the NDAA was passed without a peep from the mainstream media. The bill which is infamous for its language regarding “disappearing” U.S. citizens and  indefinite detention was passed via “Fast-Tracking” while a huge number of Americans were distracted by the Phil Robertson “scandal.” Let’s stop giving this Schmuck Dynasty the attention and money that they so obviously don’t deserve.

(Article by M.B. David; images via TimesUnion.com, AETV.com, RefinedGuy.com, blog.zap2it.com, EdgeCastCDN.net)