Just Try and Keep up With Washington DC Area Home Prices

Today I calculated the appreciation of my parents’ home in Potomac, Maryland which is a suburb of Washington DC in Montgomery County, one of the wealthiest counties in the United States.

They sold it for $439,000 on 1/27/1998. Zillow.com says today it is worth $863,654.

The buyers have owned it 19 years, 11 months and 25 days (7,299 days or 239.9669 months).

That means their home has appreciated $1,769.63 a month.

–Robert John Stevens, January 27, 1998

Gerald Celente—2016 Predictions, Gold, Silver War and Collapse


Gerald Celente says he isn’t a conspiracy theorist but sticks to the facts: Demand for gold and silver is soaring worldwide while demand for other commodities is falling, the bottom for gold is $1050 an ounce which is the cost to harvest it, people today feel more comfortable investing in precious metals than their countries’ currencies, and the more than 200 trillion worldwide debt bubble will collapse in 2016.

Mr. Celente says to get out of this “they” will lead us to global war, close the banks, devalue the currency and demand citizens turn in their gold as they did in the early 20th century. His solution is three Gs—gold, guns and a getaway plan. His destination after 9/11 was Canada.

In January his Trends Journal will host a getaway retreat in Naples, Florida. See Florida retreat for mind, body and spirit.

John Williams—Odds High Hyperinflation Begins in 2015

John Williams (ShadowStats.com) is a very respected economist who reports on government statistics using their former accounting methods—before they were corrupted. Although now the dollar is strong, he believes hyperinflation will begin this year after the dollar falls but the system can break at any time without warning.

At the end of the interview he says to hold gold and silver through the duration of the next crisis. Watch his interview:

The D.C. Money Beltway: Who Benefited?

By Robert John Stevens, CEO WriteExpress Corporation, March 1, 2013

During Obama’s first four years, the national debt increased more than 5.8 trillion.

Just how large a number is $5.8 trillion? Let’s bring it home to the Washington D.C. metropolitan area locals. The Capital Beltway that circles Washington D.C. is approximately 64 miles long. To visualize 5.8 trillion, picture $1 bills laid long ways around the beltway, end to end with no space between them stacked $8,782,157 high.

But wait, it gets worse. Highly respected economist John Williams of ShadowStats.com reports “the federal government’s total obligations as of September 30, 2012, stood at $85.4 trillion, or 5.5 times the level of fiscal-2012 GDP.” To visualize 85.4 trillion around the Capital Beltway, picture $1 bills stacked $128,704,032 high.

What if we divide the 85.4 trillion evenly divided among the 5,703,948 citizens of the D.C. area? Their individual portion would be $14,901,959 each.

Did American citizens delegate to government the right to plunder and bankrupt our nation? No. Why then were citizens not properly represented?

The 1911 Apportion Act set the number of members of the United States House of Representatives at 435. On July 1, 1911 the U.S. population was just 98,863,000. Today it is 315,415,381. Whether we calculate the ratio of citizens to Congress during the 1st United States Congress when the first U.S. census in 1790 counted 3,929,214 residents, in 1911 or today, the ratio has not remainded proportional. Citizens are clearly not properly represented today and neither is their purse.

The framers of the Constitution, however, did not intend senators to be elected by popular vote where influence could be bought. Perhaps without coincidence, that change, also known as The Seventeenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (still rejected by Utah),  suspiciously occurred in 1913, the year that culminated with the passing of the Federal Reserve Act which transferred to a group of elite private bankers the power to manage and profit from America’s debt.

After a remnant of citizens survive our country’s impending turmoil, the same people who have plundered our nation’s wealth or those funded by its perpetuators will undoubtedly petition to become its next leaders. We must not allow that to happen.

There are tens of thousands of successful, highly competent Americans whose love of country is so great that they will serve their communities without compensation and volunteer to serve in a new representative government.

To keep our Republic from its final push towards communism, we must learn the principles that made us great. I was born in America, educated in public schools,  graduated from a private university and read the news almost daily but was never introduced to those principles until I read The 5000 Year Leap which outlines “the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom.”

My math:

  • Capital Beltway Length: 64 miles
  • Length of a dollar bill: 6.14 inches
  • Inches per mile: 63360 inches
  • Inches per 64 miles: 4,055,040
  • Dollars per 64 miles: 660,429.967
  • $5,800,000,000,000 / 660,429.967 dollars lengthwise = $8,782,157 dollars high
  • $85,00,000,000,000 / 660,429.967 dollars lengthwise = $128,704,032 dollars high