Gregory Pipkins

Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Gregory Pipkins
Posted over 1 year ago
Creating a simplified (as possible) understanding of the global banking system and the way economics work.
"Reality" will be different for every person and being. Yet, we all come together to form the totality of reality. This is why I said specifically "to me" reason has more to do with (spiritual) enlightenment, with Reason being equated to "what makes the most sense". Spiritual enlightenment is a process of breaking down the false images one has created for itself, and on a larger scale, which one has been nurtured to believe in. Profit and property are also terms that are subject to the eye of the beholder. To one person, profit and property may be money and things owned, respectively. While to another person, they can be collectively taken as lessons learned. It just depends on where one's spirit or soul is on it's journey.
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Gregory Pipkins
Posted over 1 year ago
Creating a simplified (as possible) understanding of the global banking system and the way economics work.
I agree. Your response has helped me get clarity and more focus on what I'm looking for: a fundamental explanation of HOW and WHY the system of money is so confusing. Explained in a way that will get people to ask their own questions. One of my more specific questions is directly related to your last point: Why isn't economics and the money system taught in our schools? I'd love to have a former high level official at the WB or IMF or even Dept. of Economics give an ex-pat explanation for the ages.
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Gregory Pipkins
Posted over 1 year ago
Creating a simplified (as possible) understanding of the global banking system and the way economics work.
I am sympathetic and somewhat familiar with this brand of thinking, Mr. Long. However, I've been suspicious, distraught, and downright angry to the point of exhaustion for so long that now I need concrete evidence and understanding. Still, I recognize that the complexity of the issue and the desire to keep the system confusing and far from kitchen table conversation is at play here. That's why I'd love to have it broken down by a funny, compassionate, economist and/or someone simply in the know who can make it all relevant. I think I'm interested enough that it doesn't necessarily have to be "funny" or even "compassionate", but I think it would help to keep a larger audience's attention.
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Gregory Pipkins
Posted over 1 year ago
Creating a simplified (as possible) understanding of the global banking system and the way economics work.
I agree that lies are certainly best hidden when the surrounding context is as confusing as quantum physics, and as subject to change as the universe itself. However, that's why I believe it's necessary for us to uncoil this vast subject at it's core and begin to teach it to one another and to our children so that they can grow into their own knowledge of it and not have it dominate their or our lives from behind closed doors. I can't help it. I seek knowledge which leads to wisdom which leads to understanding. It's in the soul. Cheers!
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Gregory Pipkins
Posted over 1 year ago
Creating a simplified (as possible) understanding of the global banking system and the way economics work.
I want to respond fully to both videos, but I'll have to get to the "Money and Banking" on youtube when I have more time. As far as Niall Ferguson, you're correct that it's not really what I'm looking for, but I am glad to have further insight into what Niall terms as the "6 Killer Apps". It's a very interesting take and I agree that competition, in it's truest sense, is very healthy. However, "laws that begin with reason" is a far cry from what the West has done. If reason means that human conditions and rights take a backseat to things like property and profit, then yes, Mr. Ferguson is correct. However, to me, reason has more to do with enlightenment and less with economic conservation. I digress. Still, I appreciate the views that are shared and I appreciate you, Mr. Gilbert, for sharing with the rest of us. Cheers!
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Gregory Pipkins
Posted over 1 year ago
How to pay it all back?
A sincere understanding of the complicated world economic system and the processes and procedures of the IMF, WB, European Union, American bankers, etc. would be crucial to really answering this question. This by no means is intended to say that one needs to sit on these boards to be able to answer the question. On the contrary, I think in order for the masses of humans who populate this planet to truly be alleviated from debt and economic slavery, we need folks outside of those inside investors to know WTF is going on so that informed decisions can be made about inside deals that affect us all. Maybe a TED TALK DISCUSSING GLOBAL BANKING issues and related topics is a good start :)
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Gregory Pipkins
Posted over 1 year ago
Why does everyone hate math?
MATH is the language of the universe. The first thing I wanted to be when I grew up was a math teacher. Patterns are math. Music is math. Dance is math. I'm stretching the confines of the classroom here, but all things in nature are based off of mathematical principles. It could just be the way that math is taught. I didn't always like math though. As in, there were points in high school when I didn't really care. And I can't just blame that on "bad teaching". But as I've gotten older, the more I've come to value the math I do remember and the connections I do make using numbers and patterns. :)
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Gregory Pipkins
Posted over 1 year ago
What thoughts do TEDster's have regarding plausible reasons why the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is purchasing major firepower?
Not to be cryptic, but, "there's no honor among thieves" comes to mind. Trust seems to be lacking big time in this country. Guns'll save us. Or at least keep those in line who we need kept in line, says the pot to the kettle, or rather the (ruthless, lobbyist) corporation to the government. Ha. You amass those kinds of weapons when you're preparing for something. Big. You don't just spend money like that for "insurance". Trust, there's plenty of insurance cavalry and ammunition already out there. You do that kind of roundup when you're expecting something. Domestic. Please excuse my one-word sentences. Apparently I find they bring home points. Bless us all :)