Take Our Guns, But You’ll Never Take… Our CELL PHONES!

by Steven Hilgart, Director of Conference Operations Maybe I’m fired up about this new law. Maybe I’m upset that I got another parking ticket the same night. I mean – come on – everyone tells me I HAVE to pay my taxes to pay for roads, but you sure as hell can’t be on them, […]

Institutional Thinking and the Creature from Jekyll Island

  by Scott Causey, GWP Resource Correspondent Today I’d like to take a break from my usual pound the table rants for precious metals. Buy the “rumor” and sell the “news”, in other words. Gold, silver, and platinum have all had monster moves in the last 30 days. I hope that everyone who has been […]

Global Monopoly: America vs. The World

by Bobby Casey, Managing Director The news stories from the past couple of days have been interesting to say the least. Just yesterday, the US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, was murdered, and even possibly sodomized, by the very people he was there to serve. According to Hillary Clinton, “He risked his own life to […]

Food War III

by Scott Causey, GWP Resource Correspondent Who knew that the rap artist Nelly was actually a savvy investor? From the song “Grillz”: “Got 30 down at the bottom 30 mo’ at the top All invisible set in little ice cube blocks If I could call it a drink call it a smile on da rocks […]

Chief Executive Parasite – USSA

by Bobby Casey, Managing Director Read the following excerpt from Ayn Rand’s, “Atlas Shrugged”; “He didn’t invent iron ore and blast furnaces, did he?” “Who?” “Rearden. He didn’t invent smelting and chemistry and air compression. He couldn’t have invented his Metal but for thousands and thousands of other people. His Metal! Why does he think […]

Are you the Oblivious, the Informed Sloth, or the Thinking Action-Taker?

Happy Friday the 13th, There are 3 types of people living in the world today:  The Oblivious.  This person lives in a rut.  He works 8-5, watches American Idol at night, drinks beer watching Sportscenter on the weekends, and repeats week after week.  The Informed Sloth.  This person watches the news.  He is educated.  He […]

Are You an Un-Patriotic, Immoral Tax Cheat?

For those of you that follow the stock market, you certainly are aware that Facebook went public yesterday at $38 per share giving the company a valuation of approximately $100B or about 100x earnings. Imagine if you were to buy a local small business – like a car repair shop. This shop earns about $100k […]

Senate Amendment Allows IRS to Revoke Passports

by Brian Mahany, Esq. Each day we lose more and more of our fundamental rights. Many of these rights were given up in the name of “national security.” It’s a very slippery slope. Scholars have debated the erosion of civil rights caused by the passage of the Patriot Act. A recent unanimous amendment to a […]

How to Boil a Frog, by Politicus Bumpkiss

How to boil a frog, by Politicus Bumpkiss: Allow many tax breaks to expire quietly like; Alternative minimum tax (AMT) — A series of temporary legislative “patches” over the last several years has prevented a dramatic increase in the number of individuals subject to the AMT–essentially a parallel federal income tax system with its own […]