Wednesday, July 27, 2011

U.S. Federal Government Debt Difficulties? What Should a Citizen Do?

July 26th, 2011

To me, solving the long and short-term financial debt levels of the U.S. Federal government appears as an easy-fix. In my opinion, the debt levels could be drastically reduced while government agencies maintained sufficient funding to perform their required functions and no tax increases would be necessary. However, OUR nation’s governments and the politicians who populate those entities seem unable to recognize how to concurrently attain these goals – goals which may seem as a dichotomy to those blinded by long-standing and unnecessary government paradigms.

With our politicians and governments seeming as ignorant or as maintaining motives for not solving the nation’s economic difficulties, the American Citizen is then left in a quandary. Should the Citizen denounce and reject the U.S. [Federal] government, its politicians, and its typical way of business, or should the Citizen demand action within the allowances of nation’s current framework to rectify the many ills of the nation’s on-going economic problems? Essentially, I would tend to the latter choice and some combination of the following actions/changes within the nation's framework are what I would offer as demands to help to bring back the overall economic well-being of the Citizenry – in keeping with our nation’s current framework which allows for such changes:

FIRST, the Citizenry should DEMAND THE REPEAL OF THE ELEVENTH (11th) AMENDMENT to the U.S. Federal Constitution. The First ten amendments to that sacred document are what WE in America recognize as OUR Bill of Rights. It’s ironic that the first follow-on amendment added to the Constitution – after the first ten – is so opposed to the spirit of the Bill of Rights. The first ten amendments, of course, being brilliantly authored to reflect what is known to be Right and proper. Then along comes the Eleventh Amendment which attempts to do its best to negate much of the first ten amendments when such is applied to a U.S. state or government agency (and its officials) in our Land. By allowing the politicians, officials/bureaucrats, and governments themselves to stand in opposition to what is known to be Right and proper and true, and then for the Constitution to provide a shield from any liability for the governments’ negligence/ignorance, appears as contrary to the American way – with the American way being that WE are accountable for our actions and WE attempt to correct our mistakes. However, there is no denying that the Eleventh Amendment allows for absolute negligence from OUR governments. As they are not liable or held accountable for their actions, the government entities and officials then have little reason to care of negligence or ineptitude, apparently.

The SECOND DEMAND that the American populace should put forward to fix OUR current economic mess, in my opinion, is to DEMAND THE REMOVAL OF ANY POWERS ENUMERATED TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM concerning OUR nation’s economic well-being – powers which would appear as improperly/unconstitutionally enumerated from OUR Federal government. Aside from the nation’s current economic mess, even former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan himself stated in his book that the economic boom years of the President Clinton era were a testament to the inability of the Federal Reserve to properly control the nation’s economy. Forgoing his explanation for his statement, such a statement nevertheless shows the Fed is not as all-knowing as it would hope to appear concerning our nation’s economy in spite of having the better part of a century in which to practice its economic operations. So it would seem to this day that the nation would probably be better off without the Fed – as was the nation for much of its history. Whatever the Fed might be doing to better the nation’s economy, such does not appear to be bettering the matter for the nation and the populace. Then again, maybe the Fed does not want to better the economy of the nation – as it is not a government agency, it maintains no fiduciary responsibility to anyone other than itself, nor does this federal/national banking cartel seem to be required to uphold the nation’s Constitution either, as would be required of Federal government employees/entities.

As a possible THIRD DEMAND to be in the best interest of the populace to fix the American nation’s current economic mess, I might suggest that AN INTRINSIC/REAL VALUE BE SET FOR OUR NATIONAL CURRENCY. I am aware that we have all heard (or been told) that a non-fluctuating [U.S.] currency or fixed exchange rate could not function in the modern financial era. Of course, for many years, OUR nation had no nationally recognized/issued paper currency. Once adopted, OUR printed currency then generally maintained a fixed-exchange rate for significant periods of time. Then, long about the 1970’s, or so, the American/U.S. Dollar (or Federal Reserve Note) became a traded commodity – and from the People’s perspective, the nation has slipped down the hill of economic well-being ever since. All the while during the nation's economic slide, the value of the Federal Reserve's gold holdings have likely increased ten-fold. Of course, the currently traded fiat Dollar and its varying exchange rate is essentially managed by the Federal Reserve System (with our dollar also being known as the Federal Reserve Note) – which brings us back to the first two demands as delineated above in this writing.

So again, I would suggest that its time to dump the Federal Reserve System and probably time to repeal the Eleventh (11th) Amendment to the U.S. Federal Constitution as well as fixing OUR currency. I can’t guarantee that these steps will immediately solve all the nation’s economic difficulties nor do I claim that there exists no other valid idea(s) for bettering OUR current economic well-being. However, I could guarantee that such steps/demands as explained above would likely go a long way toward fixing much of the nation’s current economic woes.

Adam Trotter / AVT

The Economy is Bad. Where is The Fed?

The U.S. Federal Government: Its Debt and Its Apparent Stupidity.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mass Murder in Norway – A Nation Where Few Civilians Are Allowed to Carry Guns for Self-Defense. What Say You, Mayor Bloomberg?

July 23, 2011

In response to yesterday’s tragic and senseless mass-murder and killings in Norway, I regrettably must ask: will we also be seeing similar / continued incidences of mass-murder in the U.S.A. when folks like Mayor Bloomberg and his anti-gun coalition get their wish to prevent the American citizenry from carrying defensive weaponry such as handguns in a manner as such laws seem to suggest in Norway?


From Wikipedia: (

“…Approximately two hours after the Oslo explosion, … he took a ferry to the island of Utøya, the location of the Labour Party's annual Workers' Youth League (AUF) youth summer camp. Once there, he engaged in a systematic shooting spree amidst the campers before finally being apprehended. …

WHILE DRESSED AS A POLICE OFFICER, [the killer] asked people to gather round him BEFORE INDISCRIMINATELY FIRING HIS WEAPONS, KILLING AND INJURING NUMEROUS PEOPLE. He first shot people on the island and later started shooting the escaping people in the water. … MOST OF THE CASUALTIES WERE YOUTHS OF ABOUT 15 AND 16 YEARS OLD; …



Apparently, private gun ownership by citizens of Norway for the purpose of self-defense is “…practically never accepted as a reason for gun ownership. …” (from - remember about quoting Wikipedia) However, for a likely more reliable site concerning gun control laws in Norway, see:

Would the sickening mass-murder and killings in Norway have progressed to such an extent if a few individuals in the crowd of innocent victims maintained defensive weapons to end the carnage by returning fire at the violent killer/creep? OF COURSE NOT!

Mayor Bloomberg of New York City, as a U.S. politician who would seem to prefer the American citizenry to remain as individually defenseless against crazed violent creeps as currently appears is the case with the citizens and laws of Norway, I wonder, what say you on this most recent matter of the cowardly mass-murder of the defenseless innocents in that nation? Of course, I am aware that it is much of your apparent anti-gun position that crazed individuals should be denied firearms. But what of the instance where the crazed individual appears no less sane than anyone else? What of the continued theft of guns from governments and armies with those guns landing who-knows-where? Until you are able to obtain your Utopian and idealized world wherein only despots, tyrants, and all-powerful armies have exclusive access to your idealized world’s limited amount of ‘defensive’ firearms, the citizenry must be able to defend themselves against attack from violent creeps who seem able to obtain firearms regardless of any law intended to stop the creeps from obtaining these weapons!

The Law of the bygone Wild,Wild West of yesteryear appears as much more realistic and more effective as well – when it comes to dealing with crazed and violent creeps walking among the law-abiding and decent folk of the world!


Regardless of all else, may I hereby be allowed to pass along my sincere sympathies and condolences to the families of those murdered as well as to the nation of Norway. May the innocent dead rest in peace.

Adam Trotter / AVT

Also see the following about Norwegian gun control laws:


Norway — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law

The Norwegian Register of Hunters

Norwegian Laws in English

Lov om skytevåpen og ammunisjon m.v. [våpenloven].

Lov av 9. juni 1961 nr 1 om skytevåpen og ammunisjon m.v. [våpenloven].

Norwegian law in foreign languages

Handguns Save Life and Property, While the Defenseless Can Lose Everything.

Fuck the Stupid Drug War; Let’s Start a War on Violent Creeps!!!

Stop the Violence on Our Streets and in Our Society!!! If It Takes Violence to Do So, Well.... Damn the Torpedoes, Full Steam Ahead!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

I’m Not Afraid to Take a Stand, Either!

I’m Not Afraid to Take a Stand, to Voice my Opinions, or to Defend a Just Position Either!


Eminem - Not Afraid

The Economy is Bad. Where is The Fed?

July 16th, 2011

The national U.S. economy seems really bad. Where is The Federal Reserve System [/The Fed] and what are they doing about the nation’s current economic situation? As The Federal Reserve System has had the better part of a century to practice running the nation’s economy and while concurrently/potentially owning OUR Federal government, what is the U.S. central bank (who we call ‘The Fed’) doing to make the situation better and to end the on-going “Great Depression of the New Millennium?”

Is The Fed merely inept – as seems most of the national-level, government-type entities which run OUR country? (The Fed is not a government entity, however.) Is The Fed attempting to reduce the U.S. nation to “third world developing nation" status – with The Fed’s endless devaluation of the American Dollar? Or, is The Fed attempting some other clandestine undertaking of which the rest of us are unaware and such an operation requires the concurrent devastation of the “American way of life”– as we are all aware The Fed essentially is not required to answer to anyone for its actions?

I understand attempting to run a nation’s economy has many challenges, no doubt! Nevertheless, the apparent long-standing and on-going policy regime of The Fed currently [and long since] appears as ineffectual at protecting the nation’s economic well-being.

Unless some rational and verifiable excuse exists for the inability of The Federal Reserve System to better the nation’s economic condition – other than an excuse of its own ineptitude, clearly the time is at hand to “SHRED THE FED!!” Surely, the nation’s economy would be better off with no national banking cartel acting as a central bank while said cartel concurrently controls our currency and financial institutions and while this same central bank/cartel (The Fed) routinely seeks “arbitrage opportunities” for itself in addition to claiming no fiduciary responsibility to anyone – seemingly the least of which would include a fiduciary responsibility to the American people and the U.S. nation!

Adam Vernon Trotter / AVT

PS. The Fed appears content to have its New York mouthpiece, Mr. Timothy Geithner, running the U.S. Treasury Department while handing trillions of dollars to its banking buddies in ‘stimulus’ monies. (See: Geithner Said to Consider Leaving Treasury After Debt Debate; located at:

Also see:
On The Federal Reserve’s Plan to Buy-Back $600B in U.S. Government Debt…

Thomas Jefferson and the Federal Reserve System.

Incompetence and Confusion: Federal Reserve to Raise Interest Rates? U.S.Dollar, Liquidity Trap, Inflation, and Savings.

Definition of Terms: "Shred The Fed"

The Great Depression of the New Millennium

The Time to ‘Shred the Fed’ Appears to be At Hand.

Allow the Federal Government to Control America’s Currency.

What Would Happen With No U.S. Federal Government Debt?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Handguns Save Life and Property, While the Defenseless Can Lose Everything.

July 5th, 2011

Off-duty police officer brandishes service revolver and sends would-be violent creeps/robbers fleeing to be arrested shortly thereafter:

Mineola Man Arrested in Connection with Attempted Robbery.

Other [NYC] news outlets simply refuse to note that the victim was armed with a weapon/hand gun – as if no one would know the revolver likely saved the would-be victim.

Group of thieves nabbed after targeting off-duty cop

Luckily for the intended robbery victim he had a weapon/hand gun to defend himself against the four attackers.

Contrast the story above with what happened a few miles away and a few days earlier in two separate incidents wherein the victims were not armed with defensive weapons:

Innocent and defenseless lives lost:

Long Island bloodbath: High school senior among four bodies found at pharmacy after botched robbery

Robber Kills 4 in L.I. Pharmacy; One Victim Is a 17-Year-Old Girl

David Laffer indicted in deaths of 4 during Medford pharmacy shooting

Property and cash taken:

Long Island Pharmacy Robbed Of Drugs And Cash

Given such evidence as can be readily deduced from the stories above, who in their right mind can legitimately state that worthy citizens should not be allowed firearms to defend themselves against attackers?

Adam Trotter / AVT

See also:
Armed Jewelry Store Robbers Sent Fleeing By Armed Store Owner In the Bronx. …

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Calls for Tougher Gun-Control While Elderly Staten Island Couple Is Nearly Beaten To Death In Apartment Building Lobby.

The U.S. Federal Government: Its Debt and Its Apparent Stupidity.

July 5th, 2011

The decision makers in Washington appear to have never actually worked as an employee of the Federal government or don’t understand how the Federal bureaucracy actually spends its money or, for some unknown reason, don’t really want to reduce the Federal debt levels.

While once again having to stare in the face of near-imminent collapse unless it again raises its debt ceiling, the U.S. Federal government and its Law Makers appear at a complete loss of how to curtail the U.S. Federal debt – or as a result of mental deficiencies or loyalties to others rather than to the American people, the politicians/lawmakers simply do not really care to curtail the debt. Clearly, by merely revamping how the government spends its funds allocated to government agencies and contractors, the U.S. Federal government could likely save billions of dollars per fiscal year and could likely do so in a “win-win” manner for all. Changing the way the government spends its money/allocated funds would, most likely, significantly decrease Federal deficits which would in turn significantly reduce the Federal debt.

But then again, the lawmakers in Washington appear to be totally ignorant of where the likely majority of government waste actually exists. Such an ignorance as is currently apparent with the lawmakers could be a result of never having worked as a typical government employee – as many of the lawmakers have surely never worked as a regular government employee and appear to only have had the U.S. Federal government work for them.

Adam Vernon Trotter / AVT

PS. At the risk of sounding arrogant, if anyone wishes for the thoughts herein to be expanded/explained further, just ask.

See also:
What Would Happen With No U.S. Federal Government Debt?

President Obama, Cut Whatever Budget You Want, We Are Accustomed To Such.

U.S. Credit Rating Has Been (or is being) Downgraded?

A Just Government Fears Not…