The Federal Reserve – readers comment on benefits and negative impacts

Special to the Mountain News –

In the recent political commentaries at the Mountain News, a discussion has erupted on the value of the Federal Reserve. Below is an introductory essay on “The Fed” from contributing author Steve Klein, and readers are encouraged to respond in the commentary section:

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Briefly in answer to your question about my comments:

The “elephant in the room” is the massive debt and the money the government has to borrow to pay the interest on that debt, the exact issue Republicans decried under Obama, yet Obama left office with the trends of decreasing the debt. Watch for Trump to attempt to discredit Democrats by declassifying docs and try to get Hillary locked up that will embarrass them mainly as a distraction, however I do not see he has the backbone to release UFO info the government has, nor free energy details, nor do away with the Federal Reserve banking system. If Trump got rid of the Fed, his family empire’s whole house of debt-supported cards comes tumbling down, and in my view, he is too much of a narcissist to risk his family’s fortunes to save his country. Though if he does, I’ll be firmly in his corner. Continue reading

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The Twists and Turns of Life – a true tale from Stories of the Journey

By Bruce A. Smith

The following story is a selection from my upcoming book: Stories of the Journey – From the Suburbs of NY to God-Realization, due in early 2019.

I’ve come to realize that I am an adventurer. I’m like a dog that likes to ride in the car, sticking his face out the window for every milealways sniffing the breeze, wanting to see what’s ahead and around the corner.

Others may want a more obvious destiny like parenthood, and watching a daughter grow into womanhood or coaching a son in Little League. But not me. I’ve been married four times and have no children, as I’ve never felt a pull to have any of my own. Continue reading

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Reaction to the 2018 historic elections by Yelm Community Blog editor, Steve Klein

Editor’s Note:

The following essay is from Steve Klein, and was posted today on his Yelm Community Blog. Re-posted here with his kind approval.

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By Steve Klein
This is my take-away from last night’s election results:

Nationally

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Election Day, 2018 – One Man’s Predictions

By Bruce A. Smith

I think tomorrow’s elections will reveal a growing Red Tide in our country as opposed to the hoped-for Blue Wave. As one Republican strategist declared on “The Circus,” a weekly Showtime political show, the Democrats will pick up a few congressional seats in a kind of “Blue Tornado,” wherein selected districts will opt for a more liberal perspective and flip from Republican to Democrat. But overall, Red Skies will prevail. Continue reading

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Consciousness program developed by the University of Washington – Bothell

By Bruce A. Smith

Signaling a shift in the cultural, scientific and academic realms, the University of Washington at Bothell (UWB) has developed a scholastic program dedicated to the study of consciousnessthe first in the nation.

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Pittsburgh – an essay on the shooting in the Tree of Life Synagogue

By Barbara Jean Heller

Pittsburgh, my home, has been shot in the heart.

On Shabbat morning of October 27, a man walked into a synagogue open to all who would enter. The man, twisted with hate, raised a semi-automatic rifle toward the congregation deep in prayer and squeezed the trigger. People screamed and wailed and ran crazy in all directions — the sturdy ninety-seven year old Rose Mallinger, the beloved Rosenthal brothers, Bernice and Sylvan Simon. When the ear shattering barrage of bullets ceased eleven people lay dead on the well-worn carpeted floor of the Tree of Life synagogue, their sacred house of worship and the man walked out the door. Shema Yisrael! Continue reading

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New DB Cooper podcast brings unique and refreshing perspectives to the NORJAK saga

By Bruce A. Smith

Updated, October 26, 2018

A new, original podcast series on DB Cooper, titled, “The Cooper Vortex,” has just been released on the Internet. Produced by host Darren Schaefer and aided by his production assistant Russel Colbert, the pair have created a unique and richly entertaining addition to the NORJAK story, as the DB Cooper case is known in official circles. Continue reading

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