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Invented in North Carolina The Forgotten American by Terrance Mann ( The King, his fiat coinage and a modern life compounded @ 18% daily) Control yourself Take only what you need from it A family of trees wanting to be haunted Control yourself Take only what you need from it A family of trees wanting to be haunted from the song KIDS by MGMT Did you know Texas Pete was invented in Winston-Salem by TW Garner Food Company? As operator of the Dixie Pig Barbeque Stand, Sam Garner invented Texas Pete to satisfy his customers needs for something spicier. Today, it is the third best-selling hot sauce in the United States. A baby’s born. One lit candle in a cake marks year one of life. Naturally, the baby smiles with excitement and adulation as lots of gifts and attention centering on him or her. This happy moment begins an aspiration of an expectation of a lifestyle. An expectation of accumulating global imported products via the local Wal-Mart, and paying with a plastic card made by Visa or Master Card. Aspiration grows into a mortgaged life with the other homogenized consumers, who are competing for plastic products and living the life of 18% daily compounded interest. In the post- World War II America, our ability obtaining objects and consuming though better advertisement and different media outlets have replaced a self-reliant generation who lived the Great Depression and fought WWII on two fronts. Consequently, the new America gives all the comforts and desires of the World within a few strokes of a keyboard. Consumption equates to freedom, but it’s another form of a master/slave relationship. But it is a subtle manifestation, with the full enforcement of court when you can’t pay. You see, America has degenerated into a place where you have enough freedom to get yourself in trouble. The easy money system is a consequence of larger political outcome: a life of limited upward mobility and lack of free speech, due to debt, material dependency, and the deconstruction of the middle-class. Debt is never fully serviced, so it inevitably leads to enforcement of the debt. For example, the average American accumulates $39k of consumer debt coupled with a mortgage and auto payments. That said, if money velocity slows, banking holidays will be a reality. Eventually, money velocity spiraling downwards will force Americans and the rest of the World to focus on needs instead of desires. Every Visa or MasterCard swiped at points of sales all over the World causes the electronic printing of money, which cheapens the supply. Economics 101: more supply equals less value. Printing money is yet another scheme to divest“ honest” people from their pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Of course, printing money to obtain a long-term political outcome is nothing new. (Next month the reign of Henry VIII: a study of squandering an inheritance and governmental time-honored tradition of debasing currency) Comments? E-Mail to br549@modernmedianow.com Bring in this ad to get $5 off with the purchase of $25 or More! No Waiting! Get your favorite AVON product today! 30 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

Picture and Biography Sources: Wikipedia George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the “father of his country”. Widely admired for his strong leadership qualities, Washington was unanimously elected President in the first two national elections. He oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the French Revolutionary Wars, suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion, and won acceptance among Americans of all types. Washington’s incumbency established many precedents, still in use today, such as the cabinet system, the inaugural address, and the title Mr. President. His retirement from office after two terms established a tradition that lasted until 1940, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term. Born into the provincial gentry of Colonial Virginia, his family were wealthy planters who owned tobacco plantations which he inherited. In his youth he became a senior British officer in the colonial militia during the first stages of the French and Indian War. In 1775, the Second Continental Congress commissioned Washington as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution. In that command, Washington forced the British out of Boston in 1776, but was defeated and nearly captured later that year when he lost New York City. After crossing the Delaware River in the middle of winter, he defeated the British in two battles (Trenton and Princeton), retook New Jersey and restored momentum to the Patriot cause. His strategy enabled Continental forces to capture two major British armies at Saratoga in 1777 and Yorktown in 1781. Historians laud Washington for the selection and supervision of his generals, preservation and command of the army, coordination with the Congress, with state governors and their militia, and attention to supplies, logistics, and training. In battle, however, Washington was repeatedly outmaneuvered by British generals with larger armies. After victory had been finalized in 1783, Washington resigned as commander-in-chief rather than seize power, proving his opposition to dictatorship and his commitment to American republicanism. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds December 2015 31