Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Americans face 5 years behind bars for jailbreaking cellphones

This story tells you all you need to know about the rule of law in the USA. Break out of a few hundred dollar phone contract - get 5 years jail. Break a multi-billion dollar brokerage firm taking clients "segregated funds" down with it - get an invite to the White House.

From RTAmerica

Die Weiße Rose

“The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'get by.' The ordinary men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves - nor enemies.

Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, love small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you.

But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn.”

~ Sophie Scholl
  (1921 - 1943)

Read the brilliant post from Jesse's Cafe Americain on the 70th anniversary of Sophie's execution here

Elijah Johnson on Silver and the Dollar

From UnconventionalFIN

Ben Davies on the Gold Price and Inflation

From GoldMoneyNews