Sunday, December 23, 2012

He must be REAL!

Janelle and I have not made much about this guy, but after the boys met him at a Christmas party recently they are convinced that their wishes for Christmas presents are a sure thing.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Photo moment during a fall run in the woods


Making the Gingerbread House Together

Bee Suit

Leaf Fun

"We are the three Amigos, Huh!"

Thanksgiving "acorns"
Mini Nutterbutters, hershey kiss, and a chocolate chip


Going Fishing...City style

Making Juice
Activity for the week while learning the letter "J"

Putting up the tree
It was a family event this year...previously accomplished after they went to bed.

Learning the Letter "M"

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Proper Perspective, maybe...

Interesting Article putting Proper Perspective on the US Dollar...except the even Gold and Silver will NOT endure forever...Revelation 18:16-17 says...

16 “Alas, alas, for the great city
that was clothed in fine linen,
       in purple and scarlet,
adorned with gold,
       with jewels, and with pearls!
17 For in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste.

This Post is from HERE

Hugo Salinas-Price: The Price of the Dollar

“...the broken wall, the burning roof and tower, and Agamemnon dead.”

W. B. Yeats, Leda and the Swan

Hugo Salinas-Price reminds us of something important in a striking 'heart of the matter' essay.

Gold is the standard of monetary value, because of its unique characteristics which are founded in nature, and are contingent on no other counterparty.

And this is why central bankers are so interested in the relative value of their paper and gold, even if they choose to feign indifference.

The ratio of increase of gold bullion is relatively steady at 1.75% increase per year, also known as the 'stock-to-flow' ratio. This is discussed in more detail by Ronald-Peter Stöferle, Analyst at Erste Bank, and James Turk, in the video below.

Gold and silver are the benchmarks, the 'north star' if you will of monetary exchange fluctuations throughout history. It is how one finds their way through the troubled waters of currency devaluations, war, and temporal customs and regimes.

Empires rise and fall, and currencies come and go; gold and silver endure.

The Price of the Dollar
By Hugo Salinas Price
December 4, 2012

It is a mistake to attribute a price to gold.

What is in question today – and has been in question for a century – is not the price of gold, but rather the price of the dollar, and in turn, the price of all the fiat currencies of the world, which are nothing more than derivatives of the fiat dollar.

The price of the dollar today is 0.01835 grams of gold. That it to say, it is less that two-hundredths of a gram of gold; physically, a tiny speck of gold. We have to turn the popularly quoted “price” of gold around: at $1,695 dollars for an ounce of gold.

If you want the price of the dollar in ounces of gold, take $1 dollar and divide it by 1695 = 0.0005899 ounces of gold. In other words, slightly less than six ten-thousandths of an ounce of gold will buy you a dollar.

Since gold is the numeraire – the substance which prices all fiat currencies – it is not the price of gold which is fluctuating, as the popular press and mainstream media would have us believe. What fluctuate are the diverse prices of all currencies.

We know that the banking cartels which issue these currencies all strive to control the dollar prices of their currencies by numberless forms of intervention in the world markets. Of course, the prime fiat currency (of which all the others are derivatives) is the US dollar and its price in gold is continuously manipulated in a vain attempt to keep it from falling.

The false “dollar price of gold” is promoted and published as a deft and subtle means of throwing public opinion on a mistaken track right at the start of any consideration of gold. The “dollar price of gold” is a case of the tail wagging the dog.

The gold price of the dollar has fallen from 0.8886572 grams of gold in 1934 (at “$35 dollars an ounce”) or slightly less that nine-tenths of a gram, to less than two-hundredths of a gram today.

Unless monetary policy changes in a revolutionary manner, the gold price of the dollar is going to continue to fall until it approaches zero. In other words, eventually the dollar will be worthless in terms of gold.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Back to Photos, phew! No more political rants for now. :o)

I have a new lens and these are some of the photos that emerged from them.  The Canon 50mm lens allows for nice portraits as it can go as low as f1.8 (for those who know camera speak).

My own quantum mechanics experiment...Can I be in two places at the same time?  With a tripod and long exposure time...YES.


Tree Star

Janelle went on a "walk with the Lord" the other day and found these fall treasures which she transformed into a Thanksgiving banner.  Her Birthday bouquet is in the foreground.

Living room converted to a second dining room for the Thanksgiving meal
 Today...End of a beautiful 4-day weekend
Hannes helping out with worship time

Did you say this way?  Got it!

Our nature walk today, during nap time.

Nate sporting his Peruvian hat I brought back

Attempt number 3 this year at a family photo

All eyes were forward at least...

Maybe a keeper...The boys have been pretty good sports really...