The Golden Toilet Paper Conspiracy


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Need I say, I told you so?

No. But it sure feels good to rub it in to all those contrarian detractors.

But let’s take the higher road instead by using this opportunity to learn from the current, unprecedented history we are making in these strange days.

Today’s lesson is on the difference between natural, inherent, intrinsic value and imaginary, acquired, extrinsic value. And for our example, we shall compare gold with toilet paper. Can you guess which one of these has inherent value and which depends upon a purely artificial one? I’m guessing with recent news and perhaps even personal experience you can probably now, possibly for the first time, clearly understand that difference.

But if you can’t, let’s sit back and toss this around for a minute.

Close your eyes. Imagine you are walking in the woods on a nice trail in the middle of God’s Country with no civilization to be seen. Suddenly, you realize that Mexican food you ate for lunch is signaling your bowels that it’s ready to be defecated and ready NOW! On the horizon, strangely enough, you spot two traveling salesmen, one selling gold at a discount and one selling toilet paper at an engrossed, extravagant cost. Right next to these kiosks is a public restroom, which displays a sign that says, due to a government-created bioweapon, this bathroom, the only one within 20 miles, is a BYOTP (bring your own toilet paper) installation.

Now, you have 100 dollars in your pocket. A single one-ounce-of-gold formed in the shape of a trinket (coin) is on your left, and a roll of toilet paper is on your right.

Which one do you choose?

Let’s put this another way…

It’s the apocalypse. You are in the same situation except this time you have a roll of toilet paper in your pocket. You come out of the artificial security provided by your pre-planned bug-out point in the forest with your small, completely dependent child and come upon the same situation, but this time there is only a gold salesman next to the toilet and he is selling gold trinkets (coins) that have no use or inherent value in such an apocalyptic state of existence. In other words, you can’t plant them, eat them, or wipe your ass with them, but they sure are pretty. The public toilet sits there next to this grocer of worthless trinkets (gold coins), once again devoid of toilet paper, and your child is squirming and signaling that he’s gotta go real bad. But the salesman is selling gold trinkets (coins) at a real good price, only one roll of toilet paper for a single, useless one-ounce coin! And it sure is pretty, my precious.

Now, you have only one roll of toilet paper and cannot imagine where you’ll find or even be able to trade for your next one. You have a toilet to your left without toilet paper and a kiosk on the right selling gold for toilet paper.

Which course do you choose?

Here’s a third scenario…

It’s the middle of another great or greater depression. Not hard to imagine. You are in the same situation as above except that this time there is a salesman selling toilet paper for $500 a roll, but is also willing to accept gold trinkets (coins) because he “knows a guy” that will buy them on behalf of some elitist politician that has everything he needs (including toilet paper) while everyone else is suffering in depression with stinky, smelly left hands because all “water rights” were previously purchased or taken by eminent domain by government. Like a fool, you collected gold coins when times were prosperous, greedy, and gainful, and so have a few of those inherently worthless gold coins in your pocket that no-one else wants, hoping someone remains among the plebeian dregs of this grand delusion of a depression that still recognizes the previous, artificial value in those symbolic trinkets (coins) made of 90% gold. And so, as your kid tugs at your pant leg and crosses his legs in an effort to avoid pooping in his dirty, worn out pants, and as you find yourself starting to feel the compulsive onslaught of that same Mexican fiesta (made from dried, rancid, storable bean powder you have hidden in the forest for years in preparation for this very moment), you must now decide which is more important, gold trinkets (coins) or a roll of toilet paper?

But the truth is, you already know. You’ve always known, though you might not admit it. For what is inherent and self-evident is always known to us. What is useful and what is purely a vanity or idol is also inherently known to us, though we may easily fall prey to the glittering charms of the commercial products of artifice and uselessness.

Is gold worthless? Of course not, says the brainwashed gold consumers and collectors that have been indoctrinated to believe by gold dealers and brokers that gold coins somehow have all sorts of uses. From jewelry to computers to all sorts of electronics, technology, and industrial machinery, gold is very useful to… oops, I forgot, it’s the middle of the greater depression and you’re bugged out in the forest. You have no electricity or fuel to run anything artificial, and powered technology obviously isn’t very useful after an apocalyptic event, now is it? No power outlets in the trees, right? Honestly, you don’t know how to use gold in any construction of technology, and you already sold the last of your once coveted jewelry just to feed yourself and your family for a few days back when people could still be fooled by its pretended value. And worst of all, your kid needs to take a shit, and quite frankly so do you – or leave a shit. Still can’t figure that one out. Can’t really take a dump, can I. That would be gross, though it might be more valuable than gold in this case, since technically I could use it as fertilizer.

But I digress…

The correct question is this: Is gold inherently worthless to the basic needs of man? Of course it is.

So what about toilet paper?

Well, let’s just say that I’m thinking about becoming a traveling bidet salesman right about now due to mass shortages and toilet paper riots at Costco and Walmart. Funny, because they all ran right by the jewelry counter with all those pure gold trinkets straight for the limited supply of butt-wipes.

And you know what Confusus said: He that goes to bed with itchy butt, often wake up with sticky finger.

As for the so-called value of gold, I’ve told you this many times, but let’s do it again, for old times sake…

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“Golden calf, idol worshipped by the Hebrews during the period of the Exodus from Egypt in the 13th century BC and during the age of Jeroboam I, king of Israel, in the 10th century BC. Mentioned in Exodus 32 and I Kings 12 in the Old Testament, worship of the golden calf is seen as a supreme act of apostasy, the rejection of a faith once confessed. The figure is probably a representation of the Egyptian bull god Apis in the earlier period and of the Canaanite fertility god Baal in the latter. In Exodus 32 the Hebrews escaping Egypt asked Aaron, the brother of their leader Moses, to fashion a golden calf during the long absence of Moses on Mt. Sinai. Upon returning from the mountain with the tablets of the Law and seeing the people worshipping the golden calf, Moses broke the tablets (symbolic of breaking the covenant relationship with God) and had the idol melted down, pulverized, and mixed with water. The people were required to drink the mixture, an ordeal to separate the unfaithful (who later died in a plague) from the faithful (who lived). Defending the faith in the God revealed to Moses against the calf worshippers were the Levites, who became the priestly caste.”

–Encyclopedia Britannica

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Let’s be clear, they (and you) are not worshiping the calf or even the gold that calf is made from. They are worshiping mammon. They are worshiping the artificial value of the golden calf, the fiction, the image, the idol, the idea, which necessarily means that what is real and needed by men is valued less, including the value of all life itself. It’s all about false valuation. It’s all about evil men convincing you that the value of what is real is less than its monetary valuation in mammon (i.e. money). It’s all about the inherent truth that money is the root of all evil. But more to the point of what the Bible tells us, it’s the belief (love) of money that is the root of all evil. To love or hate anything is to believe in its existence, that it has actual value. Belief (faith) is everything, for money is an instrument of pure faith, a symbol of value mistaken for being value itself.

The purpose of hoarding gold is only one, a hedge against the current, corrupted government structure. Why? Because the value of gold is set by that same government structure. Government is the bank. Government is the banker. Government is the money-changer. For without government, no standard valuation of money or gold and silver would exist. The mint is a government corporation. The SEC? Government. The Fed? Government. All money is property of government. And it can be confiscated from you (the user of another’s property) at any time.

The problem is, all governments in the end are ultimately revealed to be what they always were intended to be: Ponzi schemes. Their very design is to steal all that is real and replace the real with artificial representations of the real, namely certificates of legal (artificial) title. For example, one may hold gold certificates in place of actual gold. But this creates a whole new problem, for then those gold certificates are treated as financial instruments at both face value and potential (future) interest and thereby used as collateral on other artificial monetary transactions, until the point where the actual value of the actually held (physical) gold is hypothecated and reprojected so many times that for every actual ounce of real gold there are millions, billions, or trillions of derivatives and collaterals built upon it. Thus, they tell us that gold will reach $10,000 or much higher in monetary (artificial) value soon, and we wet our pants in excitement as we seek to purchase not the gold itself, for it has no use to us, but the idea of the gold being valuable. It’s a lie. It’s like a rare baseball trading card, which, if it merely gets wet, looses most or all its supposed, artificial value. Anything valued in money is of course a lie. And if gold is worth that much in artificial money, then that means the economy is collapsed and no one will be able to use that gold anyway. No economy, no computers, no machines, no nothing. And if the money is worthless (devalued) than so is the gold, for the purpose of holding gold is to boast and trade it in its monetary value.

In other words, the $10,000 gold is actually worth less than it was when it was only $1,000 gold, and was worth even more when it was at only $100. Why? Because the artificial money that gold was valued in was worth that much in gold. The fool would thus believe that $10,000 gold makes the gold that much more valuable than $100 gold, mistaking actual, inherent value with the artificial scarcity doctrine of supply and demand. You see, it’s not so much what the legal value of gold actually is, it’s how useful that gold is in reality that matters. And like the game of musical chairs, he that is left without an outlet to sell that gold is left holding worthless trinkets that were once worshiped in idolatry.

But don’t be fooled, for this is also exactly why government and its incorporate masters not only hoard but hold on to all the gold, because they know that in the future, the gold will once again be re-sellable at a mere $100 or even $10 in whatever new monetary system (government) they create and rule over, and that this means the currency is almost as valuable as the gold. But they also know that you will be fool enough to use your hoarded gold as money, not by desire but by necessity, for that which you will need will suddenly be realized as more important than the idolatry you suffered when you purchased that gold. You will not hold it. And they will have agents everywhere collecting it as you foolishly trade it for, oh, I don’t know, things you need like toilet paper! And so, by the time a new system is in place, you’ll have nothing to buy in. You’ll have to become a debt-slave once again, selling your labor for wages like the prostitute you’ll be forced to become once again. You’ll accept the mark of being their beast of burden, for you are and never were an invited member and practitioner of the cult of the golden calf.

Everything the devils (agents/attorneys) of government do is inverse to what they teach the idiocracy of the public masses to do, for their wealth depends upon our collective ignorance and greed, and especially your envious desire to be just like they are in artificial status and wealth. Pathetic. And so, in this new system, they’ll once again be the wealthy, upper-elitist class spreading the impossible dream that all the rest of us can someday be like them if we work honestly and obey their laws. LOL! Imagine that, organized, criminal thieves (government) telling their victims that if they act in virtue and honesty they can be just as wealthy as the thief is as those thieves keep continuously stealing everything we honestly earn. Imagine the money-changers telling us we can be like them. Imagine that we believe our labor is worth the money they create to enrich themselves through the extortion (taxation) of all of us.

So why do they hoard gold? More importantly, why in these final days of democracy and capitalism are they trying so hard to make known what even ten years ago was mostly unknown to the public? Why are they advertising on every channel that gold is so valuable and that you should buy it, or at least the idea of it in certified title? Why the sudden push to educate the plebeian masses about gold? Quite simply, it is they that will reset the valuation of money and of gold in that new system of mammon. Therefore, they must ensure that all common people are deceived into valuing gold in mammon. We must be fooled into the belief (love) of gold as money. We must be made to covet that which will make them wealthy in the future system that they create. It is they that benefit, not you, and all initial transfers of gold and money will not be open to the public, silly rabbits. A secondary market will be set up for you to sell your own minuscule hoarded bag of gold, so that you cannot become wealthy as they are, unable to dwell in that same upper-class status where, to them, money is no object. Money is only an object to us, for to them, money (cost) bars them from nothing. All that is required of you is belief in that artificial value that they create in their own artificial currency. All they require to carry such wealth and status is for you to lustfully desire a piece of their proprietary pie. They are the golden calves you really worship. Seeking their wealth and status is to seek your own place at the top of the Ponzi pyramid. But in the end, you must realize that money is created for one and only one reason, to keep you and I in both abject poverty (compared to them) and therefore in a state of spiritual death. Money is control. Government is the source of money. Do the math. The wealthy elite do not care about money, only the illusion (prestige) that money creates. They care only that you believe that because they hold billions in artificial (unprinted) money they have privilege and higher status.

And then they tell you that you can be just like them, if you just worship the religion of greed called capitalism. Little do you expect that the capita (head) refers to you and your property being what supports the money they create. For in law Latin capita (i.e. capitalism) means “by the head”, a reference to counting cattle, or in other words, property. Slaves.

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The ultimate ownership of all property is in the State; individual so-called “ownership” is only by virtue of government, i.e. law, amounting to mere user; and user must be in accordance with law and subordinate to the necessities of the State.”

—Senate Document No. 43, 73D Congress, 1st Session, entitled: “Contracts Payable in Gold”, by George Cyrus Thorpe, submitted to the senate: April 17, 1933

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“Under the new law [Public Laws of the 73rd Congress, March 9, 1933] the money is issued to the [Federal Reserve] banks in return for Government obligations, bills of exchange, drafts, notes, trade acceptances, and banker’s acceptances. The money will be worth 100 cents on the dollar, because it is backed by the credit of the Nation. It will represent a mortgage on all the homes and other property of all the people in the Nation. 

—2013 Congressional Record, March 9, 1933, House, Congressman Patman, 73rd Congress, Special Session, 1st Session, Volume 77, Part 1, p. 83

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“I want to show you where the people are being imposed upon by reason of the delegation of this tremendous power. I invite your attention to the fact that section 16 of the Federal Reserve Act provides that whenever the Government of the United States issues and delivers money, Federal Reserve notes, which are based on the credit of the Nationthey represent a mortgage upon your home and my home, and upon all the property of all the people of the Nation–to the Federal Reserve agent, an interest charge shall be collected for the Government…”

—Congressional Record March 13, 1933, House, Congressman Patman, 73rd Congress, Special Session, 1st Session, Volume 77, Part 1, p. 292

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“The people have a valid claim against the Federal reserve banks. We ought to find out the exact amount of the people’s claim and we should collect that amount immediately and the Federal reserve banks, having violated their charters, should be liquidated immediately. Unless this is done by us, I predict that the American people, outraged, robbed, pillaged, insulted, and betrayed as they are in their own land, will rise in their wrath and send a President here who will sweep the money changers out of the temple.

—Congressional Record, June 10, 1932, House, Congressman McFadden, 72nd Congress, 1st Session, Volume 75, Part 11, pp. 12602, 12603

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At this point, it’s not so much that gold is worth $10,000 an ounce as it is that the dollar itself is at the same time invariably worthless. If gold trinkets are worth $10,000 or even $1,000,000 in worthless paper bills then gold is worth exactly what it’s valued in, worthless bills of legal tender owned by government. Congratulations, for you are the proud owner of that which has no inherent, intrinsic value. And that’s the point. When we seek that which we want and desire, especially wealth in any form, instead of that which we physically and spiritually need, then we are destined to lose. And they know you will ignorantly shed those worthless trinkets (gold coins) as soon as you realize they cannot even purchase a roll of toilet paper.

So what is the purpose of holding gold? Why build your own golden calf?

There is only one reason, the reason that government and its rulers hold it. They don’t trade it, they keep it hidden. For only the principals (rulers) and agents (voluntary slaves) of any legal money-based system seek such a hedge against its own pre-designed failure. As in another Bible story, the idolatry of gold is eventually built into a statue for the purposes of holding and finally trading in that gold to purchase money, and therefore a new, artificial status. Not old money, but new money, in a new system. Only the image printed upon that money changes. The money is still the same artificial construct in the new system, which emerges from the ashes of the old. It will still have no intrinsic, inherent value, nor can it ever have it. Its value will still be set legally (anti-God, against the Law and Laws of Nature) by the newly ordained government that creates it. Its use will still be bound by that government and its authoritarian legal code. Why? Because the money is always and exclusively property of government. All nations are valued on the world stage of commerce by this single distinguishing factor, the valuation of their unique, proprietary form of money as compared to all others. And those that use it will merely pick up where they left off – buying their way into that new system as voluntary slaves (subjects in citizenship). Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Its name is mammon.

If this is not clear yet, let me put it as plainly as I can. The purpose of holding gold is to buy into the emerging New World (secular) Order. It’s to purchase a higher, wealthy (money-driven), artificial status in an artificial society. It’s to break all the moral laws, from Charity to Forgiveness. It’s to sell yourself out to the god of mammon and the false gods of that new system. And it has been this way since pre-Biblical times, over and over, until finally the beast system of world government is now coming to fruition before our eyes.

We are at a crossroads. For that whole system, that whole world (secular) order is dependent upon one and only one thing – your individual belief in the artificial value of gold and anything used as money. Without this faith in artificial valuation (mammon), no government can exist except out of complete tyranny and oppression. And so this fork in the road becomes quite clear, God (Jehovah) or mammon (monetary value). In other words, we shall either begin to cherish life and existence for its inherent, self-existent, spiritual value, or we shall fall deeper into the legal matrix and become willing slaves of the idol we artificially, immorally value it with. We shall either love and protect reality or fall deeper into the artificial matrix of mammon, of false valuation, of believing that the value in money of everything that exists is more valuable than actual existence, then life itself.

Your support of the artificial value of gold in the artificial valuation of government money (mammon) is necessary for this New World (secular) Order to come into its own false existence. Your belief in the valuation of all things in government money is what gives power and authority to the laws of government, for if you search with spiritual eyes, all government laws (US Code) have something to do with money. You are the key, the kindling that creates the fires of hell we desire to burn in. Without you there is no order out of chaos. Without your belief in artifice there can be no legal law governing that artifice they create. The New World Order depends solely upon your belief and use of its money, upon your idolatry of the golden calf.

Shit… and you thought this was just going to be about toilet paper.

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–Clint > richard-son (Realitybloger.wordpress.com)
–Friday, March 13th, 2020

 

Free Newspapers: A Shameless Attack On The Elderly


I sometimes go to movies and eat at restaurants alone…

While some find this to be a horrific thought, I find it to be a great way to meditate and people watch at the same time. Conversations around me range from jovial but meaningless to silent but meaningful. Some loving couples who have been together for a long time don’t need to talk, but rather just enjoy being in each others presence. On the other hand, it’s easy to spot the ones that are unhappy… they usually act one of two ways: they either argue despite the unwitting audience of diners that surrounds them, or they don’t say anything at all. The difference in this silence and that of more happy couples manifests in their body language. Often, the two will not make eye contact for minutes at a time, as if two strangers who spoke different languages were placed at the same table by a rather insidious host. If one of them looks to the east, the other will most likely change their view westward. And I often wonder at how that must feel.

Today, however, I happened to pick up a free local newspaper from a little metal stand as I walked into the restaurant. After the host had seated me, I realized that I had accidentally picked up a newspaper for “the mature reader”.

Being of only 37 years, I am happy not to be in this particular category yet. But since I do not take anything for granted anymore, I decided to go ahead and take a look at what the Prime Times considered to be news for the mature reader.

Now for our purposes here and from what I could tell, mature in this magazines view meant anyone over the age of around 55 years or at the age where they are retired.

But as I was glancing at the types of articles that were written in the Prime Times, I came to the conclusion that this tiny local newspaper was actually targeting older people with a fixed income. This will become apparent as I give an overview of the main articles in the small 16 paged paper.

So what is the local seniors paper selling as news? Let’s take a look.

1) Front page headline – MyBux Provides Seniors With Earning Opportunities

This article was obviously a paid advertisement from the company MyBux. Though it was written in the same format as any newspaper article you might see in any other paper, this was strictly a sales pitch. Worse than that, it was a sales pitch for a multi level marketing company. How do I know this? Because the author had the nerve to actually write the following:

“Consider MyBux the newest player in Multi Level Marketing. And because it is debuting right here in Salt Lake City, you can get in on the ground floor.”

Basically, this was a MLM scheme for a “reward-based debit card” that gives cash back instead of points. But you must push this card on everyone you know or come across in life in order to truly reap its rewards. It compares itself to “Amway, Mary Kay, and other top MLM opportunities”. And obviously, this was a paid for advertisement that was being pushed by this grossly neglegent newspaper pandering to fixed-income seniors… as news.

2) Also on the front page – Identity Theft Growing: How To Prevent It

Now this one sparked even my interest, since I had been through a rather nasty case of identity theft several years ago, and so I almost fell for the clever ploy used in this article. Basically, it was a scarepiece, designed to make you feel helpless against the many listed ways that your identity can get stolen. And for a moment, that’s exactly how I felt. But then I remembered the beginning of the story, and was able to shake that feeling off and retain my logic. Of course once the clarity of thought returned, I immediately understood that this article was just a deceptive advertisement for identity theft protection services, though on a more subconscious level. Here’s who sponsored and wrote the article:

“No matter if you’re shopping, drawing money from a bank, or simply taking out your trash, it’s important to take precautionary actions,” says Dr. Nelson Ludlow, CEO of Intellicheck Mobilisa, a developer of wireless security and identity systems for the government, military and commercial markets.

Need I say more?

Just another paid for advertisement passing off as a news story.

And to be perfectly honest… after reading this story I actually was thinking about protecting my identity with Intellicheck Mobilisa. My heartstrings were played like a fiddle. Now imagine what a 70 year old woman must be feeling…

3) Page 2 (full page article) – “Reverse Mortgages… The Next Coming, But Of Whom?”

First of all, I just wanted to give a shout out to whomever came up with a fetching title like that. Well spoken. Articulate. Captivating in a sort of WTF? kind of way…

Now, I don’t have to tell you that this one was anything other than what the title suggests… complete unintelligible bullshit! This article, of course, was a glowing review of the devils own reverse mortgages and how they may benefit you (MEANING DESPERATE SENIORS!). That is, if you are in financial trouble and want a quick fix (like giving over the deed to your home that you have worked so hard to obtain for so many years to pay off the mortgage to the horrible bankers that charged you three times its worth in interest payments).

Leave it to your kids? Screw them.

A reverse mortgage is an ingenious scam that convinces the elderly and financially un-astute to trade their beloved home for a few measly cash payments up until they die (which for seniors, unfortunately, isn’t that far off!). When they do die, the house becomes the property of the bastard corporation that paid a few payments to get it. In other words, since the older folks are going to inevitably die sooner than later, the company gets the house for pennies on the dollar.

This article was written by none other than an attorney… that offers these particular services! Edward Stone of Stone Law Firm. While a few sentences in this full page advertisement/article are warnings to watch out for predators who feed on unsuspecting reverse mortgage seekers (no doubt a ploy to make them pay his legal fees to use his legal services) this type of “reporting” if you can call it that should be illegal. And attorney’s that fund, and newspapers that print this type of predatory false enlightenment should be hung by the nearest tree.

Interestingly, and with no apparent shame, this guy actually wrote this paragraph at the end of his article, and completely off from the rest of the sales pitch:

“Would it be presumptuous of me to hypothesize that reverse mortgages are the next subprime bomb with a detonator set for 10 years or so? With interest rates expected to rise, ever longer life expectancies (B.S.) and slow housing growth, I see a perfect storm coming.”

— And then, as if his delete key was broken —

“This has no impact on you; I just wanted to put that in print so I can tell my friends I told you so and show them this article in 2020.”

So, this creep just outed himself as a scam artist. Of course this type of bubble is going to burst. It’s criminal! And that’s what happens to crooks. They get caught with their pants down.

But then I suppose the taxpayers will be there to involuntarily bail these guys out.

4) On to page 4 – “H1N1 Vaccination Clinics Open To The Public”

Besides having several advertisements riddled throughout the “newspaper” for free vaccine clinics, this article was of course just another advertisement. Who wrote this one? Why Mr. Bob Ballew from the Davis County Health Department of course! This was not even a discussion on the pros and cons of vaccination. In fact, it didn’t even mention that there was a massive controversy going on with high risk (seniors are high risk) patients.

So, from what I can tell, the Davis County Health Department is using the Prime Times “newspaper” to advertise free dangerous vaccinations to its mature readers without revealing any of the side effects or warnings that a “community” or “local” unbiased newspaper should be providing.

Of course… nothing is free.

The Davis County Health Department is funded by taxpayer dollars, which means we just paid for this blatant misrepresentation of a sales pitch. Also, the word free in this ad is extremely misused, since again it is the taxpayers paying the pharmaceutical companies billions a year for the research and development of these vaccines, and then also buying these vaccines once they are haphazardly blended together and spread among the population without any scientific, double-blind, placebo, peer-reviewed testing ever being done on any vaccine in the history of the vaccine industry! In other words, we pay for drugs that have never been proven to work.

But I’ll tell you something… they have been proven time and time again to do a whole lot of harm.

Of course, when the pharmaceutical corporations own through investment the very journals that they print their results in, you shouldn’t expect to see any negative studies in those so-called “respected” journals.

5) After a few pages with actual stories about travel, wine, cooking, and volunteerism, we come to this on page 8 – “It’s All About Gold”

Perhaps just slightly more evil than the whole reverse mortgage scam, is the attempt by several dirty rotten scoundrel companies to virtually steal for pennies on the dollar the one thing in our mature readers possessions that actually has a real value… precious metals. Gold.

Written by Serena Swenson who either represents, works for, or owns the Gold Standard – a store located in the Valley Fair Mall – this article/advertisement takes the cake. Or the carrot. While credit must be given to this particular article for defining part of the gold market and the way it works, including the difference between the standard and the troy ounce, I cannot say that this was an altruistic attempt to help people in thier comprehension of what value their gold is actually worth. Instead, she represents a company that buys gold, gold jewelry, gold rings, and other precious metal based items from unsuspecting people who are ignorant of the fact that gold is extremely valuable, especially in this day and age.

In this article, she teaches that a 10 carrot ring is only 47% gold. Translation: your ring is worth less than you think it might be. But I’ll pay you some quick cash for it anyway.

Now most of these types of companies have their own smelt where they melt down these cast aside treasures and sell the gold that is produced at fair market value, making a huge profit in the process. And they knowingly set up these stores to rob people of their treasure by misrepresenting both the value and the very concept of gold ownership. I’ve even heard them call it scrap gold.

This article is a confusing explanation of the gold market that ends in a wonderful sounding solution to sell your scrap gold in a comfortable setting without dealing with those pesky market traders:

“We have a large, comfortable lobby with teller windows where the customer can discuss the proposed sale or purchase with one of our experts.”

I’m sure that all of the “experts” in the gold market just rushed right over to work in the damn mall at a gold swindling store, that’s no more full of experts than the local pawn shop. Almost sounds like a funeral home about to sell a grieving widow a ridiculously expensive coffin for a coming funeral. Sure, it’s just going to be buried in a few days, but wouldn’t your dead husband want to be in the most materialistic casket you can’t afford? Don’t you want your loved ones to know how much you cared about him?

Gold or coffins, it’s the same devious marketing strategies being used throughout these articles/advertisements on the downtrodden mature.

6) Page 9, another full page headline – “When Every Word Is Important: Free Hearing Assistive Phones For Utah’s Seniors A State Funded Program Providing No-Cost Phones To Help Utahns Connect”

Try saying that in one breath! So this one was naturally written by an employee of the store who is giving away these phones for free, Mrs. Mary Beth Green, who is in fact a Telecommunication Relay Specialist at none other than Relay Utah.

Sounds innocent enough, right. Wrong.

“These phones are available at no charge as they are purchased with funds that are attained through a $.10 telephone surcharge that all Utahns pay, through their phone bill, to support this program.”

Can you say socialism? I mean come on… we all have to pay a tax so that senior citizens can have free phones with big buttons and large print displays? I cannot say no to this tax if I don’t agree with it. Nope. I have to give up my phone service if I don’t agree with this tax. And that doesn’t seem right to me…

Now don’t get me wrong. If this was some necessary medical service or life-saving thing I’d have no problem paying this tax (along with all of the others). But this is to get old people big buttoned phones! I’m sorry, but who voted for this?

I am guessing here when I say that this is probably just another example of typical government kickbacks and wasteful spending; giving no-bid contracts and huge profits to this government run corporate telecommunications company. I’m sure it is a political favor more than an altruistic effort on governments part.

But maybe more important to point out here is this: Relay Utah is a phone company. It has a government website (relayutah.gov). This means that it is not a public company anymore, but instead a government owned and operated municipality. And through investment, the government is taking over everything in sight!

Since when are phone companies government enterprise projects?

The rest of the paper was ads and classified’s, mainly travel, drug and vaccine marketing.

The reason I thought this was important enough to write about, though I hope it is obvious, is that this “newspaper” is clearly taking advantage of the fears and anxieties of seniors in order to sell unneeded and dangerous products. It is a shameful display of journalism that has been morphed into profitable not-so-hidden advertising. And I’m sure there are these types of free “mature” papers scattered all across the country. I guess that I think it is about time to start returning the favor that our parents might have done for us while we were growing up. We should all be having a look at what our parents are reading, lest they become the victims of these MLM and sales schemes by shysters and snake oil salesmen.

The elderly become as they were at a younger age, innocent (or ignorant) of the ways of the ever-changing world around them. It is our duty as family to make sure the newest generation of methodical thievery doesn’t effect our own parents and respected elders.

Please be vigilant for these types of propaganda filled, misleading, and dangerous free newspapers for the mature reader.

Thank you.

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Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010