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Albemarle Tradewinds January 2016 Final5

January 2016

The Forgotten American

The Forgotten American by Terrance Mann ( The Reign Of Henry VIII, a study of squandering an inheritance and government’s time-honored tradition of debasing currency) Tell me what you want from me Tell me what you want from me Tell me what you want from me Tell me what you want from me Tell me what you want from me Tell me what you want from me by Good Old War Many attempts have been to replace money as a medium of exchange but over of 5,000 years of civilization, but humankind always seems to revert to money as a means of consideration. With the exchange of money, comes indebtedness. The Egyptian priestly class would simply bless worthless pieces of clay tablets, and the superstitious quarry workers would accept useless pieces clay while generations of lives sacrificed for what turned out to be not a “God” living on this Earth but a man just like them, the Pharaoh. Quarry workers would never obtain enough clay pieces to pay for their rent, grain and beer from what amounted to a company store. So, a cycle of debt was the only way out to save-off starvation. In latter kingdoms, ancient Kings would call for a” jubilee” every seven years and all debts forgiven. No questions ask. Jubilees stabilized the economies of the ancient world from Babylon to the Greek City-states. It wasn’t until the Roman Empire’s civil code implemented in what is now Europe that “ debt was a debt” and this yet another “brick in the wall” cementing western man into a master/slave relationship with a Pharaoh, Cesar, or a King of England. Henry VIII inherited his Father’s Throne on June 24, 1509. Henry VII left his son a viable and stable Empire. Henry VII avoided wars as it was bad for business. Never spent his treasure unless the spending could justify an improvement in the British economy such as Shipbuilding to develop more trade abroad. Henry VII’s policies were stupid but useful. The slow and steady building of the economy led to a strong nation-state for England. Henry VIII was not interested in the slow, steady accumulation of wealth which made England strong but rather squandering the Crown on power, glory and his majesty’s idolatry. Eventually, the money runs out, and those who are addicted to a certain expectation of living run to the credit card companies to keep up the appearances at 18% compounded daily but governments have other time-honored traditions in which inflation passed onto the working man or woman. The debasement of the currency. It’s a hidden tax passed on to the users of the coinage. Of course, as in all Ponzi schemes the first user, government, pockets the difference of the value at the of the last user, the working citizen. Most of the time a central bank is at the center of currency debasement, but Henry VIII didn’t have such a bank. As much of readership may recall almost 300 years earlier, the British subjects won limited individual rights and representative government with King John’s signing of the Magna Carta. Still, Henry VIII had another option to exercise, merely reducing the silver content of the coinage bit by bit. Over a period of 25 years, reducing the silver content and creating more money didn’t seem so financially painful until the end user came the realization his silver coin was 1/7 of the value it was 25 years before. The British commoner never really felt the pain until seven times more for goods and services at the point of sale. Of course, easy credit of today makes the pain go away for now(?) ( next month: William and Mary, England’s first central bank, overseas force projection and even Richard Nixon has soul) Comments? E-Mail to Free Business Opportunity! Looking for something that can make you extra money? Check out this website! This is a 100% free website that shows you how to go into the resteraunt placemat business. Either full or part time this business can make you money. All you have to do is apply the techniques on this free site and start on your path to independence. Anyone can make money in this business. People in your area are making money doing this very business! Start Now! 30 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2015

Paul Revere Paul Revere December 21, 1734 O.S. – May 10, 1818 was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for alerting the Colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride”. Revere was a prosperous and prominent Boston silversmith, who helped organize an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the British military. Revere later served as a Massachusetts militia officer, though his service culminated after the Penobscot Expedition, one of the most disastrous campaigns of the American Revolutionary War, for which he was absolved of blame. Following the war, Revere returned to his silversmith trade and used the profits from his expanding business to finance his work in iron casting, bronze bell and cannon casting, and the forging of copper bolts and spikes. Finally in 1800 he became the first American to successfully roll copper into sheets for use as sheathing on naval vessels. Revere was the Grand Master of the Freemasons of Massachusetts when a box containing an assemblage of commemorative items was deposited under the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House on 4 July 1795 by Governor Samuel Adams, assisted by Grand Master Revere and Deputy Grand Master, Colonel William Scollay. Picture and Biography Sources: Wikipedia After Revere’s death, the family business was taken over by his oldest surviving son, Joseph Warren Revere.The copper works founded in 1801 continues today as the Revere Copper Company, with manufacturing divisions in Rome, New York and New Bedford, Massachusetts. Paul Revere was not the only man on horseback that warned the citizens. William Dawes and Dr. Samuel Prescott were also part of the midnight ride. They encountered British patrols along the way and each went in differeent directions to spread the word. The word search is a list of some of the places they went. Revere’s two friends who rowed him to Charlestown were Joshua Bentley, a boat builder and Thomas Richardson, a shipwright. They would have been perfect for the job: local men who were expert rowers and familiar enough with the shoreline and harbor to attempt this mission in the dark of the night. Lexington Buckman Tavern Concord Arlington Cambridge Brookline Roxbury Boston Charlestown Mystic Medford Isaac Hancock Albemarle Tradewinds December 2015 31