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There are 272 comments on the Ruidoso News story from Apr 16, 2009, titled Tea Time: Ruidoso joins hundreds of Tax Day Tea Parties across .... In it, Ruidoso News reports that:

Three weeks ago, a couple of women sat over a glass of wine at End of the Vine in Ruidoso, complaining about bailouts and Washington spending that they worry could bankrupt the country.

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Hobbs, NM

#270 May 21, 2009
Educated What wrote:
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And your point?
All efforts by the state politicians, Republicans and Democrats, to borrow and spend more were rejected by the voters. The only proposition that passed was the one stating that the State legislature cannot vote it's self any more raises unless the state budget is balanced. I guess all those tea parties were based on a grass roots feeling that enough was enough.

“There are other issues.”

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#272 May 21, 2009
more every day wrote:
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All efforts by the state politicians, Republicans and Democrats, to borrow and spend more were rejected by the voters. The only proposition that passed was the one stating that the State legislature cannot vote it's self any more raises unless the state budget is balanced. I guess all those tea parties were based on a grass roots feeling that enough was enough.
Aren't the people in California Republicans to begin with? Just asking

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#273 May 21, 2009
Bavarian Hillbilly wrote:
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In Germany today is Father's Day - means every male between 18 - 99 thinks they had a good reason to have loads of fun with their buddies and get drunk. LOL
This day (a national holiday anyway) my Dad always came into my room around 6 a.m. demanding in a very loud voice that I sang "Hosianna" like in Church. He found that funny. I did him the favor and repeated it the next morning when he had a hangover. I found that funny :)
Nice to see you registered. Have a good time and enjoy your family.
That's funny!!!

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#274 May 21, 2009
Melanie wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO!! Oh Hillbilly, that was a funny!
Greetings Educated What. Enjoy your long weekend.
It was great!!!! I have to admit that my son threw in a fishing line but it caught my other son's shirt. I have another long weekend and we are seriously considering Padre Island. The other plan is to paint the house which I really need to do.
Sunny

Hobbs, NM

#275 May 21, 2009
Educated What wrote:
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Aren't the people in California Republicans to begin with? Just asking
There are strong pockets of Republicans particularly in the southern California area. It's not an issue of Republican and Democrat as there are blue dog Democrats with a better voting record of fiscal responsibility then a lot of so called Republicans. The problem is that politicians are in the business of getting re elected and the very behavior of Republicans who had all three branches of government acting like free spending liberals is what got their a** handed to them. Thomas Jefferson said that in the normal course of time it was inevitable that government would get bigger while freedoms would shrink. It is a tested and true tactic for both parties to keep the focus on Democrats vs Republicans and keep the citizens fighting with each other so they would not recognize the common enemy we have as Americans, the politicians. When we stop blaming the political parties and start focusing on the real culprits, politicians, the pressure will be focused where it needs to be, the members of both parties who have financially screwed us.

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#276 May 21, 2009
Sunny wrote:
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There are strong pockets of Republicans particularly in the southern California area. It's not an issue of Republican and Democrat as there are blue dog Democrats with a better voting record of fiscal responsibility then a lot of so called Republicans. The problem is that politicians are in the business of getting re elected and the very behavior of Republicans who had all three branches of government acting like free spending liberals is what got their **** handed to them. Thomas Jefferson said that in the normal course of time it was inevitable that government would get bigger while freedoms would shrink. It is a tested and true tactic for both parties to keep the focus on Democrats vs Republicans and keep the citizens fighting with each other so they would not recognize the common enemy we have as Americans, the politicians. When we stop blaming the political parties and start focusing on the real culprits, politicians, the pressure will be focused where it needs to be, the members of both parties who have financially screwed us.
Well, who brought up those issues to vote on?
Sunny

Hobbs, NM

#277 May 21, 2009
The California state government. They are facing bankruptcy (what ever that means in the scope of things). They were looking for a solution that did not include the hard choices of spending cuts. They wanted to borrow from future lottery proceeds among other things. The voters told them no on that and three other propositions that amounted to more debt and spending money they didn't have. They, like New York City are being strangled by state pensions that run upwards to over $200,000.00 a year for single individuals. 1/4 of their budget is going toward outrageous pensions. Plan B would be to have the Federal Government bail them out which would amount to people like you and me paying for excessive public union wages and retirements. I've never seen $200,000.00 a year in my life and have a hard time with the thought of me, my kids and grand kids going into debt to save a bloated system in another state. The news stated the other day that a little under half of Americans are working. You have retirees, people who have been laid off, the chronically unemployed and those who never have worked and have no intention of working. How long do you think the weight of increasing debt can be carried by a shrinking work force?

Since: Mar 09

Berlin, Germany

#278 May 21, 2009
Educated What wrote:
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It was great!!!! I have to admit that my son threw in a fishing line but it caught my other son's shirt. I have another long weekend and we are seriously considering Padre Island. The other plan is to paint the house which I really need to do.
Want us to come over and help? Let the kids paint the house, they'll have fun and you'll have a Hundertwasser house.(Hundertwasser - Austrian Artist, google Hundertwasserhaus in Wien, it's worth seeing the pics).

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#279 May 21, 2009
Bavarian Hillbilly wrote:
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Want us to come over and help? Let the kids paint the house, they'll have fun and you'll have a Hundertwasser house.(Hundertwasser - Austrian Artist, google Hundertwasserhaus in Wien, it's worth seeing the pics).
I am sure they will have a great time doing it too!
Sunny

Hobbs, NM

#280 May 22, 2009
Not A Joke wrote:
I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes, these exist but they are merely single facets on a very larger stone and is only now coming into a better focus.
Something of historic proportions is happening. I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it.
There is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about 10 - 15 years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.
We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy.
Why?
The goverment wanting to build a hwy. from Mexico to Canada and Building a spoke in Kansas and putting it in the control of Mexico. Using a Spanish Co. for the construsction, This was put on hold so now we
We as people seem to be nothing in the goverments eyes.
Why?
The Federal Reserve, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700B spent just this past September.
Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it?
Why are our car companys leaving the USA? Intentionally de-industrializing our economy.
Bingo!
DC-Rick-DC

Alexandria, VA

#281 Feb 24, 2010
Can anyone shed light on this article or is it nonsense / conspiracy theory?

I cannot find anything on the Federal Reserve Bank web site about it. Here is the link:
http://www.federalreserve.gov/

This is a partial of the article I read...

Dr. David Kaiser
History Unfolding
I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books on history that have been published in six languages, and I have studied history all my life. I have come to think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is simply a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.
Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten to fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.
We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why?
We learned just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has "loaned" two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700 billion we all argued about so strenuously just this past September. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of "we the people," who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not.

I choose to believe the evidence. No doubt some people will scoff at me, others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or both. To some degree, perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe-and why I believe it.
I pray I am wrong. I do not think I am. Perhaps the only hope is our vote in the next elections.
David Kaiser
Jamestown , Rhode Island
United States
Carol

Fort Smith, AR

#282 Feb 24, 2010
It sounds like this letter is at least a few months old, I remember when the issue of the fed printing that money up and handing it out went through committees in congress. Of course nothing happened. Just like Ron Pauls edit the fed bill. Hundreds of law makers signed on but because of the leadership it will never happen unless it is drastically watered down. They intend to give the fed greater authorities in fact. As far as Reid, Pelosi , and Obama are concerned...its none of your business who they give your money to or how much they charge you for it. In fact youre a criminal if you complain.

Yes there is a large storm brewing. Ive seen it comming for some time too. Its global in nature and many people just cant see it. There is a rush with this administration to hurry up treaties they have already made with recent presidents and things congress has already hidden in recent and past bills that many dont know about....into our lives NOW. I read a while back it was the UNs mandate that all its participating nations have national IDs by 2010. This is the deadline this year. So we can expect them to put it in anything they can to satisfy the UN and global government. The writer is not imagining things. And you wont see any proof from the federal reserve....you will only see results after the wool has been pulled over Americas eyes.

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