The Cautionary Tale of Timmy McGinnis

vandal arrestedI’d like to tell you a story about my fictional friend, Timmy McGinnis.

Timmy was a pretty normal guy, who did pretty normal things for a young man.  That is to say, Timmy did some things that were against the law.  He liked to smoke pot, and he occasionally played a practical joke on someone that might involve vandalism.  He also liked sex.  He routinely filmed his practical jokes, pot smoking, and sexual escapades with a video camera he had received as a gift for his 16th birthday.

One day, some police officers came to Timmy’s home with a search warrant.  It seems one of the women that Timmy had consensual sex with had filed rape charges against Timmy.  Timmy had only had consensual sex with this girl, we’ll call her Sandy Vagina, but unfortunately for Timmy, she was drunk at the time, and she didn’t appreciate the fact that he’d posted the video he shot of them having sex to the internet.  It was quite clear from the video that Sandy was completely intoxicated.  She seemed to be having a good time in the video, but the jury decided she was drunk, and therefore she couldn’t “meaningfully consent,” and Timmy had raped her.  Timmy was sentenced to 15 years, and was released on good behavior after 7 years. Read more »

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Central Banking for Dummies

burning moneyA lot of people in the USA now understand that the Federal Reserve (similar to most other central banks around the world) is a private bank that controls the money supply, allegedly on behalf of the government, despite that the government has the right to do this itself through Congress.  That’s thanks to people like Ron Paul and the Campaign for Liberty. But most still do not really understand how the Fed works. Allow me to break it down for you in personal terms.

Imagine that you are the government of the United States; or more specifically, you are the US Treasury. Now imagine that your bank (let’s call your bank Fubar Bank International) is the Federal Reserve. Finally, imagine that your wages or other forms of income were the taxes raised by government and the IRS (also a private company). If that were the case, this is how your banking would work:

You would work, and when your paycheck arrived, it would not actually belong to you. It would be directly deposited into Fubar Bank. Read more »

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