The Lure of Fear Porn

The Scream

How many of you thought that something might happen on the anniversary of 9/11? And yet, the day came and went without much fanfare, and the media was focused on their latest mob lynching - this time, football player Ray Rice. (While I don't condone violence against women, I don't condone violence, period, and Ray Rice's transgression pales in comparison to the beheadings and religious genocide going on in the Middle East right now.)

Prior to 9/11, conspiracy forums and websites were warning of some sort of attack, false flag or otherwise. I listened to one radio show where for three hours the hosts and guests breathlessly warned people to get right with God before the hammer came down, because supposedly "within two hours" the entire country would get shut down and all trucks to grocery stores would be stopped - among other disasters, including EMP attack and Ebola.

I don't mean to poke undue fun at these folks, most of whom are sincere and many who may be right about the dangers ahead but wrong about the timing. However, I think some folks might do well to take a good hard look at themselves and whether or not they actually want the country to be destroyed on some level.

I'm thinking of a well-known "conspiracy" guy whom I'll call John Johnson. I don't want to call him out personally, as he's representative of a lot of men in this field. He's a good example of someone whom I consider to be well-meaning but perhaps unconsciously gunning for the big disaster to happen. He says there's no hope for America. He likes to go on and on about God's judgment. He spends a lot of his radio time ranting about how people need to prepare and very little time actually talking about the facts or sources behind his warnings.

My feeling is that he's put himself out there so much on this topic, that his ego now needs a collapse to happen, so he can feel justified in being "right." Does he consciously want people to hurt and starve? No. But his entire credibility would break into little pieces if America actually managed a turnaround. He's too invested in the fall to invest in hope. And that's sad.

But what about us? What about us folks who read these articles, and listen to these doom reports, and who feed off this constant barrage of bad news? Why do we like it so much?

Psychologists might say that we're simply addicted to an adrenaline rush - and it's this same rush that makes people like horror movies and scary rollercoaster rides.

I also think on some level, we want disaster to happen. We don't genuinely want people to die and suffer, but there's a shadow side in every human that perhaps does. This is why people joke about California falling into the sea.

Perhaps it's not so much about wanting to see more suffering, but less suffering...but in a macabre way. The left often gets hammered for this, because they want population control due to fears of overpopulation. But the right engages in this thinking too. I'll bet apples to oranges that a lot of Americans, regardless of political party, are simultaneously scared to death of Ebola, and at the same time wondering if it might not be better, in the long run, if the overpopulation in Africa is culled to a certain extent. Maybe the end result would be that something better could be built on the ashes.

This is the same shadow sentiment that I believe runs through the attraction to "fear porn." We know thing are messed up, and feel helpless to fix them. So our shadow side thinks maybe it's just better if we take the chess game and just throw the board up into the air and start over.

Consider the following brilliant video mocking college students who are focused on "microaggression":

(You can read some of these microaggression reports here.)

A natural reaction to watching that video would be to consider that maybe our young people have too much time on their hands; maybe they might benefit from a little bit of suffering. When we see how ridiculous and decadent our culture has become - when "ghost sex" starts becoming a hot thing - it's hard not to want to to see some of these ridiculous whiny narcissists "get theirs."

Are we just cruel for thinking that? Would it be better if the college student - whining about a small facial gesture - was forced to experience the very real violence being perpetrated right now by ISIS? Of course not, but we wouldn't mind if that student had to clean a few extra toilets or go to boot camp for a few months.

Hmmm..perhaps the focus on "microaggression" is the college student's version of fear porn. Maybe they need to have something negative to focus on, and, being oblivious to real problems, have to go create some. You'd think they could maybe funnel that energy into going to Africa and helping people first-hand, but that's not in their wheelhouse. They want some challenge, but not too much.

Is the price of prosperity always an increase in ungratefulness and a penchant for manufacturing negativity where none exists or is needed? While at the same time ignoring or downplaying real problems?

Does our shadow side crave the dark? Worse - does it want just enough darkness so we can complain and bitch about it, but not so much that we need to actually do something?

Now, don't get me wrong. I do think that part of the reason why we are attracted to "fear porn" is that we know something is terribly wrong, and we want and need validation for our feelings of unease. It would be wrong to write off all warnings of doom as just "fear-mongering."

At the same time, a healthier approach would be to look for solutions, rather than just accepting the worst or even reveling in it - or creating problems where none exist. (Or focusing on problems that aren't our problem, like Ray Rice's relationship with his wife.) We have enough real problems that need tending to.

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Spartacus Rex's picture

Welcome Back Stephanie

Hope the vacation was awesome! yesyesyes  Cheers, S. Rex

ancientmoney's picture

Fear porn has been forced on us . . .

Anybody who has taken a serious look at 9/11 has a right to fear those in power.  If you look at the multitude of actions taken by the power elite over the last several years, and which have been enumerated here on this blog many, many times, it is sort of hard to think that everything is rosy.

I was raised to look at things positively.  But lately, it is impossible for me to not wonder when the next shoe is going to drop.

JustDale's picture

Happy Now??

Well, there you went and ticked me off.  I was having a great day, too.  Women!!

I'm going to go and think about it for a little while, and when I can properly explain why I feel so offended, I'll get back to you and let you know all about it...and me!

I just can't believe you did that to me.  Maybe a little sensitivity-training is in order for you!...and some grief-counseling for me!  I hope you're proud of yourself.  You should know, by now, I deserved better than this!  I'm out of here.  I quit.  I'm done.

Hope you can enjoy the rest of your day without me.  Go micro-aggress somebody else.  Good luck!  Good riddance!  Good-Bye!

Love and Best Regards...NWD

waxybilldupp's picture

I keep waiting ....

But I guess nobody's going to jump in.  Once again, Stephanie, you are willing to poke the dozing sheeple.  I like it.

I do see numerous posts here in Turdville voicing a wish that "something would happen - let's get on with this, already".  I too, wonder how long TPTB can keep this ship under sail.  However, there really aren't any scenarios I can visualize that present an improved life for my children without some level of hardship along the way.  The scenarios range (in my head) from minimal pain (difficulty finding jobs, continuing increases in inflation, growing government suppression) to the worst case (a full-on Mad Max world with perhaps hundred or two million dying in North America before some stability).  I'm in no hurry for any of those possibilities.  

The "minimal pain" scenario is clearly unavoidable - it's what we are blessed with right now.  Not great, but it buys time to prepare  for whatever is next.  My young Jedi Knights have much training ahead of them.  Ill prepared, they are.  But if things can keep on keeping on for another decade, I would be just fine with that.  Unlikely, but possible.

The other notion tossed around here I find troubling is, "My PMs are underwater.  I wish things would hit the fan so they will quickly run 10X and I can sell out and make a bundle."  If there was a crappier idea, I'm not sure what it might be.  A quick 10X run begs the question:  Sell them and then buy what?  One would most likely have to sell them for FRNs.  Yippie!  If you thought FRNs were worthless when you bought PMs, what do you think their value will be when you trade PMs for them after a Harvey Organ bull run.  Trade for real estate?  Do you suppose RE might go up in FRN cost in the face of FRN collapse?  Wishing for TSTHTF to turn a PM investment green is just plain dumb.  Sorry if I'm stepping on a few Turdite toes here, but I'm solid on that opinion.

My only suggestions:  Enjoy today and make it worthwhile; plan for tomorrow like it might be your last chance to do so.

wax off

lnardozi's picture

I am not afraid

But I can easily understand fear porn. Oh, please Daddy, keep us safe!

Pathetic.

More people have died from BEE STINGS than have died from terrists.

Where's the war on BEES?

More people are imprisoned in our prisons for drug use than in any other nation.

Why are we so afraid of them that the War on Drugs still seems like a good idea?

Bankers rob and steal from us, trillions of dollars and the Federal Reserve helps them.

Why are we so afraid of a crash we let them steal from us?

Congress has a 9% approval rating and a 97% reelection rating.

Are we so afraid of missing our turn at the trough we can't run these people out?

I worked with the Paul campaign twice to help correct this, and got nothing but ridicule from the masses. Until we find a way to appeal to stupid people we'll never win.

ancientmoney's picture

Cognitive Dissonance . . .

"There is only one rule to follow for all centers of power and that is to protect and preserve that power. This applies whether the power resides in governments, (central) banks, corporations, kings, pharaohs or Caesars all the way down to petty school yard bullies and megalomaniac Wal-Mart assistant managers.

If it is newly consolidated power acquired with the ‘consent’ of the people then initially those catered to will be “We the People”. But over time, as the absolute power corrupts absolutely, the fastest and easiest way to remain on top is through increasingly more widespread corruption via confiscating the wealth of the people and then spreading it among those few elite most able and available to assist in the maintenance of that power. Thus corruption spreads and infects everyone including “We the People” who in many cases must resort to these same methods in order to survive within the insanity. Either we become the mob or we die by the mob.

While anything goes in the pursuit of this goal, towards the end of Empire (regardless of the size of that empire) increasingly more ruthless and ‘efficient’ methods are employed to control the herd as the facade that originally kept “We the People” sedated and sated, or at least at bay, dissolves into an orgy of excess and opulence for those who ‘have’ and oppressive drugged drudgery for those who have not, all while “We the People’s” remaining money and wealth are debased and destroyed."

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-10/911-ultimate-litmus-test

Marchas45's picture

Well Said Stephanie

Fear Porn, Love It!!! laugh There are a few on here, also of course the media and the alternative media that are all about fear but very few about how we as individuals can help fix the problem because in my eyes it's an individual thing that it begins with.

I try myself not to get caught up on a few of the posts on here concerning fears (it's like seeing someone tied to a chair watching a tv program sometimes that just can't let go. laugh) Myself, I try to look towards the Positives and My Faith. Keep Stacking

BagOfGold's picture

Stephanie...Not only is your article...

a priceless work of art & an "absolute scream"...but it is...

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Welcome back Stephanie...we really missd you!!!...

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Thorus's picture

Some thoughts . . .

>>>a healthier approach would be to look for solutions<<<

IMHO, the problem there is that the "solutions" for the problem that face our country would require us to rip out by the roots and discard many major decisions made over the last 100 years.

Start with the creation of the Fed in 1913, the creation of Social Security and the beginnings of the abandonment of gold backing for our currency in the 1930s.  Then there was the creation of a huge number of expensive social programs in the 1960's such as Medicare and a host of welfare programs.  There was the complete abandonment of gold backing for our currency in the 1970's, and the growth of an enormous number of regulatory bodies that have relentlessly chipped away at our freedoms.

From that point, most of us can remember additional bad decisions by the government within our lifetime that have continued to raise the cost of government, harm our economy, and limit our freedoms.

So when you talk about trying look for "solutions" to the problems our country faces, you're literally talking about discarding huge portions of our social landscape that have been created over the last century.

There are at least 2 problems with that: 1) the folks who get money, goods, or services directly from those programs are likely to strongly oppose their termination, and 2) around half of the country considers those programs that are dead weight anchors dragging down and killing our economy and depriving us of our liberty to be unmitigated good things!?!?

So at the individual level, there is doggone little any of us can do to make even the slightest dent in implementing the major structural changes that would be required to "solve" our country's problems.

Lacking the ability to solve things at the large scale required, that pretty much leaves one with the topics that regularly get discussed here to help us as individuals deal with the crisis we see coming: saving precious metals to deal with the coming financial crisis; acquiring productive farmland to feed you and your family; acquisition of food, water purification systems, seeds, informative books and useful equipment to help provide the necessities of daily life; and acquiring lead and delivery systems to protect all of the above.

Stephanie, I tend to agree with your premise that there are some folks who are so invested in failure that they're desperate to see it happen in order to validate their world view.  But I'm not sure I see much of an achievable path forward that will "solve" our country's problems.

I think our perspective is more like the folks who survived the Dark Ages from the 6th-13th centuries - figure out how to keep our heads down, our bellies fed, and our bodies and homes warm.  We're just looking to survive it in tolerably passable fashion, and hopefully we'll see what comes out on the other side.

Best Regards,

Thorus

ag1969's picture

Maybe everyone is scared...

...because our government is the largest and most vicious band of terrorists on earth.  They kill people both foreign and domestic, they allow the poisoning of our water, food, and pharmaceuticals, they drive around the streets of America in tanks and body armor, they violently suppress redress, they have bioweapons and HAARP, they blew up a couple of tall buildings in New York with nukes, airplanes disappear, chemtrails, FEMA Camps, billions of rounds of hollow point ammo, theft, wars, rumors of wars, anthrax, and this is just a partial list.

In the face of this, fear may just be rational, who knows?  What may be needed in response is a whole lot of courage.  Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the management of fear.  We need to start looking to people with courage.  Fear is contagious but so is courage.  This may be one of the ties that bind us.  It takes courage to point out the truth in a world of lies.  Truth is the only thing that can put down fear, and that is why TPTB work so hard to make sure you are lied to constantly.

Alonzo Jazzberry's picture

Good post - some relevant thoughts from C.S. Lewis

I think 'adrenaline rush' is right on.  It feels awesome to be angry, and while it can be useful at times it is a dangerous path.  I love this quote from C.S. Lewis:

“Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story might not be quite true, or not quite so bad as it was made out. Is one's first feeling, 'Thank God, even they aren't quite so bad as that,' or is it a feeling of disappointment, and even a determination to cling to the first story for the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies are as bad as possible? If it is the second then it is, I am afraid, the first step in a process which, if followed to the end, will make us into devils. You see, one is beginning to wish that black was a little blacker. If we give that wish its head, later on we shall wish to see grey as black, and then to see white itself as black. Finally we shall insist on seeing everything -- God and our friends and ourselves included -- as bad, and not be able to stop doing it: we shall be fixed for ever in a universe of pure hatred.”

Joe Dokes's picture

Reassurance

Stephanie, I always enjoy reading your thought-provoking articles. Seems you never fail to write from a perspective that I had not considered.

I don't enjoy fear porn neither do I secretly hope for the day when the world as we know it is no more. But sadly, I believe that things are going to get worse before they get better. 

I visit sites like this in an effort to obtain what I consider to be truthful information in the hope that it will help me to better prepare for what may be unfortunate days ahead. Gathering and assessing this information helps reassure me that I need to prepare and that I am making the best use of my limited preparing resources. I'm sure everyone who is trying to prepare has the same quandry...how much is enough?

I guess consuming fear porn is what helps keep me stay up with current events but I would be perfectly happy to pass on my stack to my children and grandchildren...that is if it hadn't been lost in a tragic boating accident.

Joe

benque's picture

How about a dose of REAL

I do want to be RIGHT!  I worked long and hard, looking and digging where all sheep fear to look and dig.  Examining my own motivations, and yes, even my own sanity at times.  Understanding what is STILL happening in this age of "education", and massive availability of information, I am shocked and aghast that so, so many sheep CHOOSE to be not only shorn, but slaughtered.
YES!  I want them to know I am right.  I do not want beheadings!  I do not want plague or famine.  I do not want anyone (except the banksters and their toadies) to die in a cataclysmic reset of our global economies.
I only want silver and gold to rocket to their true value (OK, and overshoot briefly...just to rub it in a little), while fiats crash.  Kind of like the peso to new peso.  People suffer in that scenario, but are not slaughtered.  They get mad...at the politicians.
Simplistic?  Sure, maybe.  I really am sick and tired of knowing I am right, and treated as a nut.
I no longer discuss anything economic with anyone, unless they bring it up first, and indicate to me that they believe something is "wrong".
My ex best friend is engulfed in a blatant ponzi scheme, due to his greedy, "get-rich-NOW" wife, and I was pointedly excluded from any discussion prior to his being "hooked", due to my tin-foil-hat.
I harbour resentment towards the sheep, to some extent, and do look forward to saying "told you so" (somewhat gently, but firmly).
Thirteen years putting out the message.  Been poor, then rich, then poor, in that period.  Even when rich, the sheep only listened when they thought they would get rich RIGHT NOW!
So, in the meantime, quietly BTFD, foolishly go boating in rough waters, and keep my own council

Hammer's picture

You mean this Stepho ?

You mean this Stepho ? Fine piece of entertaining fear porn., some would say brilliant cheeky

DeaconBenjamin's picture

Gnosis Psychosis

Isn't there a very human desire to want to be the one with the higher knowledge, the one who really knows what is happening and why.  Isn't there always a yearning to tell family and friends "I told you so" when you've been telling them for years -- if not decades.  "See, see, you should have listened to me!"

Mr. Fix's picture

There's nothing to fear but fear itself!!!

Welcome back Stephanie, great topic.

What happened to good old “there's nothing to fear but fear itself”?

The powers that be are trying to instill as much fear as possible right now, and a lot of it is not empty threats either.

It's not just the violence, it's the chem trails, airborne Ebola announced in the New York Times, massive amounts of people getting sick all over the world simultaneously, what about all those kids in the middle of the country that can't breathe anymore?

Everyone sitting around expecting another 9/11, another financial crisis, World War III, or when are we going to get nuked?

I get home from work, and the electricity doesn't work, and my wife freaks out.

The reason I prepare for these things, is that so I don't have to be afraid of them.

None of  this scares me anymore, I've got it covered.

I'm just kicked back watching it all unfold with a sense of fascination and awe.

From what I can see, they are giving it their best effort at instilling as much fear as possible.

I personally find it laughable. cheeky

Safety Dan's picture

Stephanie, welcome back. Hope

Stephanie, welcome back. Hope your break was all you hoped for and needed. Great Porn of Fear, oh wait, Fear of Porn.. Fear Porn, there got it. Back to business, and in keeping focus with your article above, let me suggest a couple potential solutions:  STOP & pull out or Nuke 'um!

Top Obama Officials Disagree Over Whether U.S. At War With ISIS

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US Secretary of State John Kerry looks out over Baghdad from a helicopter on Sept. 10, 2014.Brendan Smialowski—AFP/Getty Images

The use of the W-word could have both legal and political implications.

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Top Obama Administration officials have publicly given conflicting accounts in recent days over a fundamental question of the new U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria: Is the nation at war?

With 158 airstrikes carried out on ISIS targets and more than 1,600 troops deployed to Iraq in various capacities, Secretary of State John Kerry told ABC News Thursday that the nation was not in fact at war with the militant group, which has seized vast territory in Syria and Iraq. “No. Look, we’re engaged in a counterterrorism operation of a significant order,” Kerry said. “And counterterrorism operations can take a long time, they go on. I think ‘war’ is the wrong reference term with respect to that, but obviously it involves kinetic military action.” National Security Advisor Susan Rice weighed in Thursday to CNN that “I think, frankly, this is a counterterrorism operation that will take time.”

But by Friday afternoon, the White House and the Pentagon were reversing course. “Make no mistake, we know we are at war with [ISIS], in the same way we are at war, and continue to be at war, with al-Qaeda and its affiliates,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said, referencing a long-term, largely-airborne campaign against the terrorist group.

At the White House, the same word was used. “The United States is at war with [ISIS] in the same way we are at war with al Qaeda and its affiliates,” echoed White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest minutes later. “The United States is at war with [ISIS].”

Only Congress can formally declare war under the U.S. Constitution. The White House said Obama is now relying on the 2001 post-9/11 Authorization for the Use of Military Force against al Qaeda as a Congressional justification for the campaign against ISIS.

It was far from the first mixed message sent by the administration in the months-long conflict. Last month Obama suggested he had “no strategy” for dealing with ISIS in Syria. Later Obama suggested ISIS could be contained to become “a manageable problem” in the region. Finally, as he reiterated to the nation on Wednesday night, Obama promised to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the militant group, but he did not describe the metrics that would be used to know when either of those goals were achieved.

The confusing language has drawn fire from Republicans and puzzling looks from Democrats, but hasn’t yet undermined the emerging broad-based support among the American people for the airstrikes

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US Dollar Heads For Best Run

US Dollar Heads For Best Run In 17 Years (Reuters)

Bets on hawkish Fed lift dollar, U.S. bond yields

BY RICHARD LEONG

NEW YORK  Fri Sep 12, 2014  6:20pm EDT

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American dollar notes are displayed in this photo illustration in Johannesburg August 13, 2014.

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– The U.S. dollar headed for its ninth straight week of gains on Friday, some measure of how the economic fortunes of the United States and its major economic peers are diverging after six years of financial turmoil. Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields rose to their highest in over a month, while European stocks shrugged off weakness in Asia to inch higher. A broad rise for the greenback was the main bet of most major investment houses this year but it has taken a very long run of relatively good U.S. numbers and a surge in concern over European and Japanese growth for the currency to deliver. Investors are convinced a Federal Reserve meeting next Wednesday will rubberstamp a shift towards higher interest rates next year suggested by a study by researchers from the U.S. central bank this week.

A 2% rise on the week in response took the U.S. currency to a six-year high of 107.39 yen on Friday. Against the euro it gained 0.2% on the week at 1.2921, broadly flat on the day. EUR= “The dollar generally remains firm but the dollar index has started to show some hesitation,” Swedish bank SEB said in a note to clients on Friday. The dollar index, a measure of the greenback’s value against a basket of six major currencies, remained on course for its longest streak of weekly gains since the first quarter of 1997. A range of political shocks to the system, from turmoil in the Middle East to fighting in Ukraine and a referendum on Scottish independence, have added to the backing for the dollar against a range of emerging and developed world currencies. But the euro, hammered by worsening economic numbers and further easing of monetary policy by the European Central Bank in the past month, has begun to find some support in the last few days.

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Bugzy's picture

Nice one Steph

I have a lot of my wealth in metals. I do not currently own a home for the first time in my adult life; I rent.

Yet the stock market has soared, as have house prices in the last few years.

Gold and Silver have not risen as expected.

I am down a lot in real estate terms and fiat.

And I wonder if maybe I got it wrong. Maybe my understanding of this whole thing is wrong. Maybe this asset price rise in Vancouver is here to stay? Maybe I have made the biggest stupidest blunder ever!

So maybe I am looking for confirmation bias. Proof that I am right, that the whole system is broken. Hence almost hoping for the false flag, there you see!!! I am right and it is just taking a bit longer than I expected; sort of thing.

Or maybe I really am that tin foil hat wearing nut job who used to take great pride in calling those blind and stupid sheeple, morons.

Searching for proof that my new religion is valid if you like. Because the alternative is that everything I currently believe in is wrong.

There is a lot of fear and I do not genuinely know what to do for the best. Because no other "religion" looks viable either.

Yet, I am unable to convince myself that all is going to be well, but it might be. However everything I look at, through my belief goggles, shows entropy. But it would do, I am invested in that outcome and I now want to see it.

So I am either really really smart and my timing is just a bit off, or I am a complete blithering nutjob. See the problem?

Good post, missed you Steph.

judejin's picture

911 makes me wonder

whether a cabal of bad guys on the land of free played a major part in making WWI and WWII.

if true, 911 is peanuts.

back in the old days, without internet, "conspiracists" who were suspicious could do very little. the old days were the golden days for the manipulators because ppl's only access to information is newspaper and radio!

911 makes me wonder whether anything is true in history books. 

Safety Dan's picture

No Fear Here...

Protester plays piano over the sounds of chaos, with riot police in the backdrop.

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Or Here.. Irish Teen Yells at British Soldiers

An Irish teenager yells at British soldiers during unrest in Northern Ireland

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Safety Dan's picture

Peace Efforts.. 100,000 Monks Prayer For A Better World

"100,000 monks in prayer for a better world"

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Safety Dan's picture

No Fear Here..

Captain Donald Spindler pulls 6 year-old Aaliyah Frazier from a fire in Indiana

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Safety Dan's picture

Or Here..

The tattoo of wounded soldier Kyle Hockenberry becomes truth: Suggestions for solutions - Stop Wars, as All Wars Are Banksters Wars. My gratitude goes to the men & women who serve to protect us. 

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Thania Sayne leans on the

Thania Sayne leans on the headstone of her husband the day before their wedding anniversary on 16 October 2013.

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judejin's picture

ayn rand under-estimated

what ppl in washington are capable of doing.

i wonder if ayn were alive today, what would she say?

atlas shrugged part I is available in china's online video sites. i don't have access to youtube in shanghai.

the john galt shangrila is a nice dream.

i had a very vivid flying dream once. i could fly, first flied above the trees, then above the clouds, finally reached a paradise. when i woke up, the dream was still very clear.

judejin's picture

ayn rand under-estimated

what ppl in washington are capable of doing.

i wonder if ayn were alive today, what would she say?

atlas shrugged part I is available in china's online video sites. i don't have access to youtube in shanghai.

the john galt shangrila is a nice dream.

i had a very vivid flying dream once. i could fly, first flied above the trees, then above the clouds, finally reached a paradise. when i woke up, the dream was still very clear.

Hammer's picture

Little bit of fear never hurt anyone..........

[mass noun]

1An unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm: I cowered in fear as bullets whizzed past fear of unemployment is paralysing the economy [count noun]: he is prey to irrational fears

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1.1 [count noun] (fear for) A feeling of anxiety concerning the outcome of something or the safety of someone: police launched a hunt for the family amid fears for their safety

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1.2The likelihood of something unwelcome happening: she observed the other guests without fear of attracting attention

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1.3 archaic A mixed feeling of dread and reverence: the love and fear of God

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chinese documentary "gold" comparing roosevelt

to china's ming dynasty's first emperor, who was the first ruler to ban silver/gold in human history and created the world's first credit paper money and enforced its use by harshest laws that for example skinned corrupt officials alive.

the documentary says it is roosevelt who finished gold standard in USA.

ming dynasty's paper money lasted for about 60 years!

below is the link to the extraordinary documentary(but it doesn't have english subtitle)

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDI1NDY5ODY0.html

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