Monday, Jan. 30th, 2012 – Choices. The most complex problems are either avoided or created with simple choices. Is the currency, money? Is “the way it is”, the law? Do we live in the country, America, or do we occupy it as alien shareholders in the United States? They seem to be simple questions. The same yes or no answer to the first two questions decides the answer to the third question. If the currency is money and and “the way it is” is the law, then there are no choices left. That answer is a voluntary submission to being property of the United States. The result is to be managed to the maximum benefit of the Federal corporation, the United States. It means taking on the yoke of perpetual debt slavery. It means that a commercial action has been taken. It means support for actions that the individual may object to, on moral issues of conscience. In the end, it means suffering the consequences of actions by people that act by presumed Power of Attorney. The individual is legally incompetent and a proxy renders decisions for the individual. This is the road that people have taken. It leads to a bad end.
Sunday, Jan. 29th, 2012 – Changes. They are a fact of life. Personally, I’m getting ready for life without Facebook. If Facebook is serious about making the Timeline page format mandatory, and I’m convinced that they are, I’m serious about moving my activity to Google + . The page layout there will fit my content much better. I’ve always been a homebody, but Facebook is blowing up the house. When the change goes through, there will be nothing left for me, there. My friends can still find me. The changes aren’t all that drastic. Depending on when the change to Timeline affects me, the process will be simple and easy to follow.
First, I’ve removed the link to my Facebook Group Page, Georgesblog – for Social Conscience from my blog site, georgesblogforum, at http://georgesblogforum.wordpress.com/
and replaced it with additional RSS feeds from blogs that I follow. I will still comment on them and link them in “The Daily Climb”. Readers will have much more flexibility in searching their content. That is a “win – win” situation. The lead story on each one updates cas the blogs add content. That should make things more interesting.
Second, I have been posting my Facebook content on Google + , at the same time that I post on Facebook. The URL for my Google + page is https://plus.google.com/u/0/
Connecting with me there is simple. Just set up a Gmail account, which is needed to sign up with Google +. Then, fill out a profile to create a Google + page. If anyone has difficulty, send me a message on Facebook with your email address. I can help you through it.
Now, out of the virtual world and into the fire. The world is walking down the train tracks and ignoring the horn sounding, behind it. Europe is being conquered, Asia is positioning to pick up the pieces, and the central banks are reaping the harvest of debt. Other than that, we’re living in Utopia. At least, most people are hoping so. They should send me an email in about 100 years, and let me know how it worked out. I don’t share either the optimism or the delusion.
Friday, Jan. 27th, 2012 – So far, 2012 is the Year of the Mismatch. Perception does not match up with reality. The economy doesn’t match up with money. Politics doesn’t match up with social stability. Of course, we never expect anything honorable from politics, anyway. It is what it is. My definition of politics is that it is the constant search for another human being to worship. Failure and disappointment are built into the process. Oh, and before I forget the big picture, production doesn’t match up with markets. That will be the common thread through every economic story of 2012.
Thursday, Jan. 26th, 2012 – The news over the past 48 hours was a surreal fog, imposed against the dark shadows of global social forest. With the State of the Union Address followed by the Federal Reserve activities, and underscored by developments in Europe, it just looked like shaky steps on an uncertain path. The same foreboding gloom hung in the air as a rumor of con artists and organized shoplifters in the area. Lock up the house, know where your children are, and stay away from the windows. At least zombies look like walking dead people. These days, you can’t be sure of what “normal” people will do, especially if they’re wearing suits and ties. They may not be the kind of help you were hoping for.
Wednesday, Jan. 25th, 2012 – In all of the speculation about the global economy, and the European debt crisis, there is a question that I haven’t seen asked.
“What would happen if all of the currencies of the world collapsed, on the same day?”
With all of the apocalyptic speculation about 2012, I see the answer being between the extremes. Of course that would mean a period of civil disruption. Some places would be worse than others. But what would people do to transact business? I see it coming out with commodities indexed to each other, in parity pricing. Currency would be replaced by private contracts specified in quantities of commodities.
An ounce of gold = so many ounces of silver, so many tons of coal, a set quantity in bushels of produce, a specified amount of crude oil, on through equivalence in manufactured goods. A stabilized economy would of course be subject to the unforeseen. That’s what keeps life interesting.
For a very long time, I’ve wanted “The Daily Climb to be easier to find and to simplify searching for specific dates in the blog. I wanted to locate the access to this blog at the top of the news feed on
Everything works, now. I don’t have to scroll forever, to find a link to a story. If I have the date, I can find it. I hope that the readers have a much easier time with this new format and site. I know that it helped me greatly.