I'll be the first to admit I'm no financial wizard, and I don't understand much about new revelations over the foreclosure scandal, but I can truthfully say if people had listened to my broke ass five years ago they'd be swimming in money right now. I told people on my radio show that G. W. Bush wanted to loot Social Security by privatizing it, and now it turns out that I was right ... if Bush had put all that money in the stock market Social Security would be broke by now. I told people to invest in silver when it was less than $5 an ounce ... now it's at $23 dollars an ounce! (Ironically, I made very little money myself with this knowledge, because I've been living hand-to-mouth for 10 years.)
Guess what? This is still my advice. Buy silver. And if you've got any money in the bank, get it out and put it someplace decent, like a credit union or something. Circumstances have made me a bit of a hypocrite on this point, but I know I'm giving good advice even if I've been too broke or incapacitated to take it myself. These big banks are evil, and it doesn't take a genius to know the whole system is dangerously toxic. If you do business with them, no matter how little, you're feeding them. Don't feed the evil, feed the good!
The same goes with the food you eat. I know it's inconvenient to look at labels and actually think about where your food comes from, but if you don't you might (inadvertently) be feeding the mindset and corporations that are currently destroying the planet.
I'll tell you one thing, we're being lied to. First off, the environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is most definitely not over:
BP's Environmental Disaster: Fishermen Report Louisiana Bays Filled With Oil
And what's this? Cholera is killing Haitians in the 21st century? How come only a fraction of foreign aid (that ex-President Clinton is somehow in charge of) went towards getting clean water for people to drink, and much is being used to push evil Monsanto genetically modified seeds? Rich, greedy people profiting from aid to the poor? NO....! Say it ain't so!!!!
Cholera Epidemic: Toxic Drinking Water Killing Haitians
I'm so fed up with crap like this. I'm even more fed up with the otherwise good people who seem to be too blind, stupid or ignorant to figure this stuff out. But then I remind myself that when I first started voting, I voted Republican.
We feed what we focus on. Focus on what is truly precious in your life. That's my good advice for the day.