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Favorite Online Resources For You to Get
The Best News Aggregate Site on the web
How money really works & how you can make more of it
Best info for understandable & truthful economic news
A huge range of topics that all tie back to freedom & small govt
In depth information on Austrian economics (REAL economics)
What can happen to the future of America
Thought-provoking commentary and breaking news
A sharp, witty, and hilarious blog
American principles like individual liberty
Great information on individual liberty, free markets, and peace!
Young Americans for Liberty - how youth can get involved in the liberty movement
Check out what Ron Paul has to say about the issues. You'll be surprised how much you agree with him!
Favorite Books on Liberty and the Economy!
How an Economy Grows & Why It Crashes - by Peter Schiff (the most fantastic book explaining how the economy works. It's awesome!)
Crash Proof 2.0 - How To Profit From the Economic Collapse - by Peter Schiff
The Five Thousand Year Leap
The Road to Serfdom
Glenn Beck's Arguing With Idiots
Gold & Silver
Rich Dad’s Conspiracy of The Rich
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Healing Our World
The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America
End The Fed - by Ron Paul
“The western way of life is at stake. The proverbial planes have flown into the towers and we seem to be sitting at our desks pretending that it hasn’t happened. Freedom is a rare gift and needs to be cherished. Only five percent of all of the people in the history of the world have actually experienced freedom. Think of that. Teach that to your children. Five percent of all of mankind has had it like we do. It really is up to us.”
- Glenn Beck
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
- Benjamin Franklin
"If ever again our nation stumbles upon unfunded paper, it shall surely be like death to our body politic. This country will crash."
- George Washington
"Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation and I care not who makes the laws."
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founder of the Rothschild international Banking Dynasty, 1790
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
- Thomas Jefferson
"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."
- Winston Churchill
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because the people who mind don’t matter, and the people who matter don’t mind.”
“If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me.”
“Stop talking about love. Every asshole in the world says he loves someone. It means nothing. What you feel only matters to you. It’s what you do to the people you say you love. That’s what matters. It’s the only thing that counts.” - The Dad, The Last Kiss
“What lies behind us and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Character is defined by what you’re willing to do when the spotlight has been turned off, when the applause has died down, and no one is around give you credit.”
“Always remember to keep your thoughts positive…Because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive…Because your words become your actions.
Keep your actions positive…Because your actions become your habits.
Keep your habits positive…Because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive…Because your values become your destiny.”
“Your word is like money, with nothing to back it up, it is worthless.”
- Michelle Liberman
“The surest way to go broke…is to sit around waiting for a break.”
“Always remember that this whole thing started with a mouse.”
– Walt Disney
“Real difficulties can be overcome. It is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.”
- Theodore N. Vail
“To conquer fortune and everything else, begin by independence.”
“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.”
- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Prize winner
“Very few successful people start out successful. Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) took his first book to twenty publishers before the twenty-first accepted it. Inventor Thomas Edison often made as many as 50,000 trials before coming up with a workable product.”
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven."
- Ecclesiastes 3:1
Food For Thought
"Isn`t man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife by the millions in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billions and eats them. This in turn kills man by the millions, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and so violently, and once a year sends out a card praying for "Peace on Earth." - C. David Coates
"I used to be very ambivalent about government and economics. I was more interested in my acting career, or my modeling jobs, or my boyfriend, or hanging out with friends to be bothered. It wasn't until I started reading up on Austrian Economics (WAY easier to understand than most people realize), the Constitution, and a little bit about American history and World history, that I began to really connect the dots and see that the economy and the actions of government directly affect all the things in my life that matter.
My parents are heroic. My grandparents are heroic. Their stories are truly fantastical to any mainstream American. They don't even sound real, they sound made up. Stories of seeing their neighbors stabbed with bayonets in the street. Stories of the police raiding my grandparents' house for hidden money on a consistent basis and confiscating it whenever they found some. Stories of my grandfather jumping a train headed to a Siberian concentration camp, getting riddled with bullets, and still escaping death. Stories of seeing my great-grandparents shot dead right there in their front doorway. Stories of abuse, rape, and torture. Sad stories. Stories that rip my heart apart. And it's all because my family lived in places that didn't have freedom. They lived in places where tyrannical governments said they would provide essentials and rights to their citizens, but instead just stole from them, exploited them, and many times killed them.
I grew up in suburban Denver. Know what my hardship was? I was the poorer middle class kid, in the best school in the state, with a bunch of rich kids. I mean, it's not war, genocide, theft, and tyranny. But I struggled. There were lunchtimes where I was dressed worse than everybody else. I'm. a Warrior.
Not quite the same experience as my parents and grandparents. Compared to the rest of the world, I grew up in ridiculous luxury. I was blessed with the unconditional love of incredible parents. I had every opportunity available to me if I decided to pursue it and work for it. My life has been nothing short of spectacular and it is because America provided liberties and opportunities that are not available in other corners of the world. But our liberties are disappearing. Our prosperity is disappearing. Our opportunities are disappearing. And our government looks and sounds more and more like the socialist countries my parents escaped from. I believe that if we’re not all properly educated and involved in the free American system, we may as well kiss it goodbye. "
- MICHELLE LIBERMAN
Author, actress/model, entrepreneur, news commentator, and an internet rising star, Michelle Liberman is a fiery Austrian economics junkie and loves freedom fiercely. Fittingly, the name "Liberman" means "Free man.” She lives her life accordingly. Both of them escaped violent and tyrannical regimes to give themselves, and their families, the chance to live with freedom and have the opportunity to pursue their American Dreams and create prosperity. Her family is saddened by the government they see in America today. It is the sort of oppressive government they were trying to escape from and now it's here.
Michelle is your typical woman. Her interests include her family, her relationship, her friends, her career, staying healthy, working out, eating well, organic food & products, her spirituality, traveling, entertainment, looking good...she truly embodies the thinking of most American women. She does, however, have a voracious appetite for knowledge concerning economics and government because it helps her with many decisions in her life, especially financially. Her goal is that this important information on freedom and our economy will become part of the collective conscience of America again.
"Freedom is a rare gift and needs to be cherished. Only five percent of all of the people in the history of the world have actually experienced freedom. Think of that. Teach that to your children. Five percent of all of mankind has had it like we do. It really is up to us." - Glenn Beck (6/13/2011)
“If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.” - Ronald Reagan
Michelle is a unique, honest, and refreshing voice in Hollywood. Her deep faith, strong social conscience, immigrant background, and experience as a business owner, actress, model, and writer have compelled her to speak out on important issues that affect the lifestyles of every single American.
America is going through trying times now, economically and legislatively. But so is the average American! Because of the unstable environment, we're all facing increased stresses and burdens in our everyday lives and it doesn't help when most politicians are making decisions in their best interests, not ours. This affects our money and our lifestyles, which we're seeing is in serious decline. At the moment, our current administration is hurtling us down a dangerous path. They are taking us further and further away from the law of the land and the brilliant system that the Founding Fathers put in place. A system that led America to becoming the most prosperous and free nation in the world.
The Freedom Friend provides articles, videos, recommended reading, products, and programs to better understand how our daily lives are directly affected by government and the economy. Boring, you say? No way! This is your life people! It’s what every savvy person needs to know if they want to live out their dreams and thrive!
We are in desperate need for more Americans to connect the dots and see the bigger picture of why and how a truly free America works without a huge authoritarian government, which we now have. In all of history, citizens of any country have never fared well with authoritarian governments. In fact, America was born out of the desperate need to get away from that type of government in Europe.
This knowledge can not only empower us but can guide us in voting smarter, recognizing bad government policies despite them sounding "good," and help us make more economically sound decisions that will benefit our personal liberties and finances as well as the country's.
First HUGE lesson -- Diamonds are not a girl's best friend...Freedom is!
Life is chaotic and confusing. It doesn't help if you're being lied to about important issues by people and institutions that you think you trust.
Know what this leads to? Just a bunch of people being half-informed. And worse? Because they're either partially or wrongly informed, they gloss over important issues not even realizing how important they are. Tragic.
Humans want and deserve the right to work towards the life they desire. Don't encroach on someone else's ability to achieve their good life and we all should be able to achieve ours. Unfortunately, that's not the case. People live in certain environments in the world that don't allow this pursuit. And there are very specific reasons why. However...there are elements in life that must be present in order for any of us to achieve our goals and dreams. We solve the problem of understanding economics to apply it to parts of your life for more success. No confusingeconomists' talk. Simple understanding of the economics in your life and what is truly working and what doesn't work. We will help you be smarter about money and decisions regarding money. Economics seems boring, tedious, and lame. it's really not. And we are here to show you
Certain elements in society must exist for this to happen. Every community needs freedom and a free market economy for its citizens to achieve their goals. Without it, no amount of education, marketing talent, production savvy, or business skill can bring success where lack of personal freedom and economic freedom exists.
SUCCESS. FINANCIAL FREEDOM.
INDIVIDUAL PROSPERITY. AMERICA'S PROSPERITY. TO ACHIEVE EITHER WE NEED FREEDOM.
Do you hear the word "economy" and pass out on the spot? Are you one of those who thinks economics is boring? Maybe we need to change the word. Because economics is anything but boring. Everything in our lifestyle is affected by it. I'd pay attention. Maybe we can call it "rainbow" or something colorful.
Freedom has different meanings for different people. There are all kinds of freedom that we desire. Financial freedom. Personal freedom. Business freedom. In order to get any of these we need overall freedom. Freedom means that your freedom does not infringe on someone else's freedom. That means
Success. Financial freedom. Prosperity. Time with loved ones. Happiness. Health. Riches. And it doesn't have to be monetary riches. Whatever your goals, these secrets which shouldn't be secrets
A GOOD LIFE.
It looks different for each of us. We all want it, whatever that looks like. Doesn't matter where our stomping grounds are -- Singapore. Cambodia. Venezuela. Vietnam. Italy. America. Anywhere on God's green earth. If you want it, you gotta understand how it works.
This is real life economics. We don't use confusing economist or government jargon. Our goal is that you understand economics, how money works, and apply it to your life or business for more success.
America's Entrepreneurs are special. Entrepreneurs in general are a special breed. Anywhere in the world.
In America, we dream big. We dream, period. We plan large. We innovate. We create wealth. We don't have to inherit it, steal it, or conquer someone/someplace to get it. We make wealth. That was the shining miracle of this country. I am starting to see this recipe in other countries now, which makes me happier than a kid with a lot of cupcakes. Too bad only countries who participate in a free market system can achieve capital success for the long term. I say too bad because there aren't that many countries doing it.
BUSINESS PIC ON HOME PAGE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2014/03/11/7-insider-tips-for-launching-a-money-making-side-business/
HOME PIC ON HOME PAGE: http://www.theenchantedhome.co
SHOPPING PIC ON HOME PAGE: http://www.learnvest.com/2012/10/9-ways-to-make-money-on-the-side/?gallery=522#pid-6937_aint-0
HEALTH PIC ON HOME PAGE: http://bloomintegrativehealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/stethescope-with-apple_61319875.jpg
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You can't change your emotions with rational thinking. I've heard this said and I do think that our subconscious minds control the majority of our actions and success, no matter how much our conscious sides tell us.
You cannot change what you are not aware of.
We do not live in a zero sum game world. We have a lot of work to do to solve economic inequality (governments) but the wealthy do not take from the poor. America is a country where we learned how to create wealth instead of having to steal it, inherit it, conquer it, etc...