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The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 The Forgotten American by Terrance Mann Comments? ( William and Mary, England’s first central bank, and living in the land of Oz ) Continued from last month To read more of Terrance Mann’s and Centinel’s writings go to their blog at These tenants all grew from the pre-American revolutionary experiences and were maintain until Grover Cleveland’s campaign for president (1896). After Cleveland’s campaign, both parties lost their Jeffersonian edge except when it was politically convenient to give Jefferson some lip service. These lessons came over a period of many generations and were lost. just as England, the Americans created a central bank, they made a play for Empire. In 1913, legislation was established to charter the Federal Reserve, a private central bank. Also worth noting is that this same legislative session produced elections for U.S. senators. Before, state legislative bodies appointed senators. One must wonder: was it easier to buy off 51% of the senate or 51% of state legislative bodies to get the leverage needed to monopolize a given outcome? I think we all know the answer. Madison wanted the senate to be a moderating filter, not answerable the voters, between the House and the President. The House was supposed to represent the momentary passion of the people, and the Senate would filter and moderate the legislation so that the president could sign a mild form of a given piece of legislation. Madison’s genius was forgotten. After 1913, senators would need funding to run re-election campaigns which banks and monopolies were all to ready to fund. The Federal Reserve, along with a more “democratic” Senate, changed America as follows: Government and business colluded for overseas projects. Inflation passed onto the working man via MasterCard and Visa. Boom and bust cycles are now called bubbles. Protracted depressions are now called quantitative easing (QE). Military alliances entangle America in wars which have nothing to do with American national security. Military bases abroad are maintained to defend 16 geographic coke points for “free trade”. The problem is, there is no free trade, only trade deficits for the outsourced American worker. Foreign Wars, the first of which was in 1917, would end all wars. Standing armies are now called professional armies and, finally, a massive debt left for future generations. Of course, banks and monopolies in the modern era did, in fact, fine-tune consumption policies, forcing individuals to consume products cost too much to police. A new mode of advertising was created to help stimulate desire and sales. Rather than create policies that require a rifle and a bayonet, why not use psychology to drive sales up or to make consumers feel inadequate if they don’t buy? Sigmund Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays, who sold World War I to the American public as “the War to end all Wars,” used advertising to link an optional service to a lifestyle psychologically. Once the desire was created, it had to be fulfilled. Enter easy credit, and like magic, desires were met once the store manager went behind his black curtain and returned with credit approval. Feelings of inadequacy were all gone. Only, what does one do about that buyer remorse when the first payment is due? In reality, a wizard can only give us false fulfillment. This essay started with a spin on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The story had a pre-cinema interpretation using the tale as a pitch for an honest money system based on gold, as the story was written in 1900. Maybe, the tale is about dishonest money and easy credit. Who knows? It seems each character could fulfill a role that most consumers experience while shopping. Can I afford this? Can I afford not to? Dorothy needed a way home. The lion wanted courage. The tin man wanted a heart. Scarecrow wanted intelligence. Oz provided everything the characters ever wanted from behind his black curtain—false courage, false heart, false information, and a wicked way home. We, like Dorothy, know the way home. It’s not easy to travel back to a constitutional government, but there’s “no place like home.” There’s” no place like home” Now, open your eyes and let’s go back home, America. Never, Neverland isn’t any fun after all. E-Mail to 16 Albemarle Tradewinds April 2016

Chicken and Dumplins By: Dr. Dave Servings: 6-8 people Any true southerner has fond memories of their first chicken and dumplins. In the early days of farm fresh food, it was not as easy as it is today, where you can just go to the market and buy what you want. But there is a lot of positive to be said about raising, butchering, and coking you daily meals from scratch. Although there are many recipes for this famous dish, here is an early favorite. The first thing to do is go into the barnyard and chase down the squawking bird, defeather and clean the hen and butcher the bird into the desired portions. Ingredients for Chicken: 1- 4-5 pound Hen (cut up) 1- Tbsp salt 1- Bay leaf 4- Stalks of celery (sliced- do not forget the leaves) 4- Carrots peeled and sliced) 1- Lemon (sliced) 1- Onion (sliced) 6- Peppercorns 1) Place Hen and salt in a large pot with enough water to cover it. 2) Bring to a boil, and then add remaining ingredients. 3) Boil for 10 minutes and skim surface. 4) Reduce the heat and simmer until tender, about 2 hours.(make dumplins- see below) 5) Drop dumplins into pot on top of chicken pieces, cover. 6) Simmer about 30 minutes or until dumplins are cooked through. Ingredients for Dumplins: 2- Cups all purpose flour 2- Teaspoon baking powder 1- Teaspoon salt 1/3- cup of shortening 1 -egg (beaten) 1/2 -cup of milk 1) Combine all dry ingredients 2) Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. 3) Mix together egg and milk 4) Mix into dry mixture to make firm dough. 5) Roll out on a floured surface 1/4” thickness, cut into strips or desired shapes 6) Add to chicken and broth (see step 5 above) PS: After removing chicken, vegetables, and dumplins, thicken the remaining liquid with flour or cornstarch, with cold water, bring to a boil. Pour over chicken. Albemarle Tradewinds April 2016 17