Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Political Consent Is A Myth

Permit me to digress into a discussion of the meaning of political consent and its withdrawal. I am not saying that the American people ever explicitly consented to be ruled by the regime on the Potomac, or that they are parties to some mysterious Social Contract that implies their consent. That is all utter nonsense and propaganda. I know I never consented to be ruled by a regime that I have strongly opposed since my teenage years. Nor have I ever signed a Social Contract allowing them to rule over me. I’d be a jackass if I had.

To the best of my knowledge, no living American ever signed a contract to be ruled by the creepy politicians in DC. There are people long dead who signed a proposed Constitution and there are 11791 people long dead who voted at state conventions to ratify the Constitution. However, no living American ever agreed to be bound by the consent to be governed apparently given by people long dead that they did not know.

The Myth of Political Consent

Gerald Celente: Go For The Gold

What Has Government Done to Our Money? and The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar

Don't worry so much about porn sites?

Having recently acquired a virus while not surfing porn sites (believe it or not, it's the gospel truth), I can testify to the truthfulness of the following article. It doesn't mean that porn sites are safe, of course, only that they aren't the only or even the major source of such menaces.

Thinking that avoiding smut sites on the Web will save your PC from infection? Think again. Research from an antivirus vendor has shown that drive-by download sites - those that deliver malware to unsuspecting users - are far more likely to be found in the legitimate parts of the web, rather than the X-rated bits.

According to Avast, which sells software designed to protect your commuter from infection, non-porn sites serving up viruses and worms outnumber porn sites doing so by 99-1.

Why porn sites are no longer the major virus worry

Palestinian Children In West Bank In Worse Conditions Than Those In Gaza

Ron Paul vs. Ron Insana on Gold and the Federal Reserve

Ron Paul strikes back at the baseless accusations made by Ron Insana on Dr. Paul's knowledge of economics.

End The Fed

The Essential Man’s Library

100 Must-Read Books

There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life. We can all look back on the books that have shaped our perspective on politics, religion, money, and love. Some will even become a source of inspiration for the rest of your life. From a seemingly infinite list of books of anecdotal or literal merit, we have narrowed down the top 100 books that have shaped the lives of individual men while also helping define broader cultural ideas of what it means to be a man.

100 Must-Read Books: The Essential Man’s Library

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tom Woods on Mike Church Show: Nullification!

Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century

The Mike Church Show

Nullification: Interview with a Zombie

The Banksters Keep Stealing...

...Why Should You Keep Paying?

The dire straits of the middle class of America has made it near impossible for our politicians to keep up the pretense that our current government truly works for the "people." Between the multiple overt and secretive bailouts, the massive bonuses and the circular use of our tax money to lobby for these continued handouts, you can no longer hide from the evidence.

When Senator Durbin said "The banks... frankly own this place," you realize it was not in jest.

Couple this with recent protections handed by the Supreme Court to corporations to directly influence elections and it can make things seem hopeless for those not on Wall Street or their chosen politicians. Favored CEOs and now even foreign countries get all the printed money they need, leaving us paying both our bills and theirs.

The Banks Keep Stealing - Why Should You Keep Paying?

Congressman: Thousands Will Die From Cleanup Of BP Oil Leak

Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Blog of the Moment: Lauren Learns the Hard Way

For a child raised in a (loosely) Christian manner, June 25 is the best possible date for a birthday to fall. Why? It’s exactly six months from Christmas. Presents were always distributed to me on a half yearly basis, and with careful planning, a kid could make their birthday money last the entire six months. Of course, I never took part in this careful planning, and pissed it away in the toy department at Kmart the very next weekend. It’s not my fault Barbie needed so much crap, it’s society’s fault.

Lauren learns the hard way

Mom, Dad and the Spicy Macaroni

Word came to me that Mom and Dad had another dinner disagreement. I guess the other night she decided to make macaroni and cheese. She had a recipe for it (though why you need a recipe is beyond me, unless you've never made it from scratch before), so she went to town (no, she didn't actually go to town) and started raiding the refrigerator for ingredients.

Now, if you've got a recipe, you'd think you would follow it, but Mom has her own ideas. Though she relies on her collection of cookbooks (her kitchen crutches), she insists on altering almost every recipe she uses. This time she decided to add some tomato sauce and some Mexican-style chorizo Dad had purchased. After that she went to town again and added lots of spices. Then she covered the whole thing with more cheese and some bread crumbs. It then went into the oven in its casserole dish to bake.

Dad's been trying to avoid carbs as much as possible, so a pasta dish was not something he really wanted to eat (though I must say, I love mac and cheese; one of the best comfort foods of all time). Nevertheless, when it was ready he filled a big bowl with the stuff.

The next day he complained of being up all night with heartburn. At dinner that night Dad heated up some leftover beans and some ground turkey, adding a bit of coleslaw to the mixture. Mom came out to see what he was up to.

"What about the macaroni," she asked. "I made a bunch so we could have it for several meals. I don't have a lot of food in the house you know."

"It made me sick," Dad replied.

"Well, there was nothing bad in it. Probably if it made you sick it was that strange meat you had that I added to it," she said.

"Strange meat?" Dad said. "That was chorizo. They sell a lot of it at the market where I bought it. Nothing wrong with it at all. It was just all the spice you put in it."

Mom looked at Dad's bowl of mystery food. "What's that? If anything's going to make you sick, it's that that you're eating. That macaroni and cheese had all the cheese in it. I put it all in. I don't know why you can't eat something good instead of whatever that is. Looks like dog food!"

Dad looked up from his bowl. "If it's so great, why don't you have some. There's enough left over to feed an army. I don't know why you make so much, because you never eat the leftovers. You always have to make something new."

I have to agree with Dad on that one. Mom always makes way too much food for a single meal. Then after everyone is done eating, she carefully wraps it all up and puts it away in the fridge. After a week or so of just sitting in there, she dumps it into the trash can.

"That's not true," Mom answered. Then she went to the cupboard and retrieved a box of frosted flakes and poured herself a bowl of cereal for dinner.

For those of you who do follow recipes and want to avoid something resembling my mom's lasted culinary creation, here's a link to some hopefully great and comforting versions of the classic dish:

The Best Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Rabbi: "Zionists have hijacked the Jewish religion"

Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, Vol. 1: The False Messiah

Pro-fascist Oliver Stone film rejected by Venezuelans

Well, well, well. It turns out that Oliver Stone's latest Goebbelsian piece of fascist apologia has been rejected by working class Venezuelans. Even with state-subsidized (well, of course) movie tickets, nobody gives a crap.

Hugo Chavez is just anouther leftist dictator. He is shutting down opposition media outlets, cementing his ability to rule the country for life, and ruling the country with an iron first in general.

As Adam Young put it, By the standards of the Left, Adolf Hitler would have been deemed a "great statesman," had he died before he started the war (or if he had won it). That's because the left tends to measure greatness by the amount of land and number of people under one man's thumb. This, more than anything else, explains the Left's hard-on for tinpot caudillos like Chavez.

Shakira Goes 'Waka Waka' for World Cup

Singing the official tournament song for the World Cup has got Shakira feeling all sporty. The singer admits she never understood the appeal of soccer before, but now she can't get enough.

I don't think soccer (football) will ever be big as a spectator sport in the United States. I was surprised by the recent interest in the World Cup among my co-workers, but I guess now that the U.S. is out that will die down.

Maybe if Sharkira was singing and dancing at major U.S. soccer matches, that would change.

Shakira: She Wolf

G20 protesters speak: It was chaos, riot cops fired on women

Dan Dicks and Charlie Veitch, G-20 protesters just back from Toronto, give their on-the-ground view of the battles between police and those opposed to the New World Order

The Love Police

Kucinich: We are losing our nation to lies about the necessity of war

Billions of American tax dollars are going missing in Afghanistan and funding Afghan Warlords, corruption is rife. It is so abundant, in fact, that a senior US lawmaker declared on Monday that she'd be freezing $3.9 billion in Afghan aid dollars until the situation is addressed.

Rep. Nita Lowey's declaration of principle was made in response to a Wall Street Journal report that claimed over $3 billion has been legally shipped through the airport in Kabul over just the last three years, leading investigators to believe much of it comes from U.S. aid dollars being diverted by corrupt officials.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, making a speech to the House of Representatives on Monday, had a few choice words to describe the situation.

And as he points out, the same thing (missing cash) happened in Iraq:

Speaking before Congress, Kucinich raised the specter of the $12 billion shipped in pallets from the United States to Iraq just after the Bush administration's "shock and awe" bombing campaign.

"Vanity Fair reported in 2004 that 'at least $9 billion' of the cash had 'gone missing, unaccounted for,'" he noted. "$9 billion."

Monday, June 28, 2010

I-Tunes store: pay full price for a CD, get half of it

Now I remember why I rarely buy anything off of I-Tunes. I was naive to think something as simple as buying a CD could be done without a pointless hassle (the kind that usually accompanies any I-Tunes purchase). I was wrong of course--the first several songs in the album I bought are missing, despite the fact that I paid for them. Though I've filed a complaint, I'm confident I'll never hear back.

Stupid I-Tunes. Why can't anything just work the damn way it's supposed to?

Obama's Bush-Like War Comment

11 U.S. States Missing!

A man goes to The Dollar Tree and tries to be a "patriot" on the cheap.

"You can kind of see the stars are all crooked, and if you count them, there's actually 61 stars," he said.

Childress counted several times. He multiplied rows and columns. He counted them one-by-one.

Every time, it added up to 61.-Dallas store sells U.S. flag with 61 stars

It's actually the perfect flag to represent the fake, lying government we have now. Don't destroy them, Dollar Tree, order more!

Now, go buy yourself the 3rd and current flag of the Confederate States of America. At least that flag still represents something honorable, and is a symbol of the original spirit of the sovereignty of the individual states. Besides, secession may come again before you know it, so even the 50 star U.S. flag may soon have the incorrect number of stars too.

The War in Afghanistan is Crazy

In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan

via Liberty Pulse

We Need a New Renaissance

“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.” - Thomas Jefferson

The first decade of the 21st Century brought a dizzying array of events to the world. September 11th, 2001 was a catalyst for dramatic changes in the United States. Economic and geopolitical turmoil is re-ordering the globe. The prospect of domestic tyranny, under both the Bush and Obama administrations, has forced millions of Americans to re-examine history and become engaged once again in civil society. Endless banker bailouts at the expense of taxpayers is yet another vivid example set before America of the dangers of ever-expanding government. Out of these events the stage is being set for something new to emerge. Current events and economic hardship are causing many people to become more introspective and reflective. What we need is a new renaissance, and indeed this has already been happening organically.

What We Need is a New Renaissance

Obama Watching Babies Dancing, Smoking, Farting, and Getting Attacked by a Cobra

"What Would Obama Do?" Decision Maker

Bonus baby video:

Bailout for "Too Big to Fail" BP?

The US President and British Prime Minister said that the stricken oil giant should "remain a strong and stable company" after meeting to discuss the environmental disaster on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Toronto. The discussions come amid growing worries that the company could never recover from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which has left BP facing unquantifiable costs and damaged its strategic ambitions.

The two leaders said that the company should "meet its obligations to cap the leak, clean up the damage and meet legitimate compensation claims," but added that "it was to both countries' advantage for BP to remain a strong and stable company."

Barack Obama and David Cameron agree BP must not collapse

h/t The Coming Depression

Coming Soon, Government “ID Tokens” To Use The Internet?

The move to shut down and regulate the Internet under a new government-controlled system has accelerated into high gear with the announcement that the government’s cybersecurity strategy revolves around issuing Internet users with ID “tokens” without which they will not be able to visit websites, the latest salvo against web freedom which, in combination with Senator Joe Lieberman’s ‘kill switch’ bill, will serve to eviscerate the free Internet as we know it.

Under the guise of “cybersecurity,” the government is moving to discredit and shut down the existing Internet infrastructure in the pursuit of a new, centralized, regulated world wide web.

It is important to stress that “cybersecurity” has nothing to do with protecting the infrastructure of the United States and everything to do with taking over the Internet. Cybersecurity is about attacking non-compliant Internet users, not defending against hackers. Non-compliance equates as using the Internet as a political tool to dissent against the policies of the U.S. government-Cybersecurity Measures Will Mandate Government “ID Tokens” To Use The Internet.

Smarmy Time with Bill Maher

Police State, Blacks and the Conservative Movement

A long (two hours) radio show, so I don't expect too many will listen to the whole thing. Maybe a good late night listen as you're going to bed.


Washing the Car FAIL FAIL

That's right, it's a double fail! This isn't funny, is it? Where's the FAILblog we know and love?

Ticket to Freedom

When the federal government violates the Constitutional limits on its power (which it has been doing in big ways for nearly a century), we the people have been going to the federal government to fix problems created by the federal government.

We the People march on D.C. to protest in the hope that federal politicians will change their minds and limit their own power. We the People go to federal courts with lawsuits in the hope that federal judges will limit the power of the federal government. We the People “vote the bums out” nearly every election cycle in the hope that new federal politicians will reject federal powers handed to them on a silver platter.

Seriously, folks, does this sound like an effective solution?

Clearly not, because no matter how many emails or calls we make, and no matter how many marches we hold in DC, federal power continues to grow. No matter how many lawsuits are filed, and no matter how many bums are voted out, federal power continues to grow – and it doesn’t matter what political party is in power, what black-robed deity is nominated to the Supreme Court, or what personality occupies the White House.- Your Ticket to Freedom

When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as that state is concerned.

Nullify Now! is a multi-city event tour focused on education and activism on a state level to say NO to unconstitutional federal “laws” – which, in reality, are not laws at all.

Nullify Now!

Memorial to the Victims of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

A great idea from Roderick T. Long:

The memorial would commemorate the victims of Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Henry Kissinger, Menachem Begin, Yasser Arafat, Mikhail Gorbachëv, Barack Obama, the U.N. “Peacekeeping” Forces, and no doubt others.

As The Commentator says: The day he [Obama] "won" the Noble Peace prize was the day that confirmed to me the world had lost its mind.

Senator Robert Byrd Dies

Robert C. Byrd: Child of the Appalachian Coalfields

Senator Byrd's Speech Opposing Iraq War

The Comeback Austrian

He was born in the 19th century, wrote his most influential book more than 65 years ago, and he's not quite as well known or beloved as the sexy Mexican actress who shares his last name. Yet somehow, Friedrich Hayek is on the rise.

When Glenn Beck recently explored Hayek's classic, "The Road to Serfdom," on his TV show, the book went to No. 1 on Amazon and remains in the top 10. Hayek's persona co-starred with his old sparring partner John Maynard Keynes in a rap video "Fear the Boom and Bust" that has been viewed over 1.4 million times on YouTube and subtitled in 10 languages.

Why the sudden interest in the ideas of a Vienna-born, Nobel Prize-winning economist largely forgotten by mainstream economists?

Why Friedrich Hayek Is Making a Comeback

What F.A. Hayek saw, and what most all his contemporaries missed, was that every step away from the free market and toward government planning represented a compromise of human freedom generally and a step toward a form of dictatorship--and this is true in all times and places. He demonstrated this against every claim that government control was really only a means of increasing social well-being. Hayek said that government planning would make society less liveable, more brutal, more despotic. Socialism in all its forms is contrary to freedom.

Nazism, he wrote, is not different in kind from Communism. Further, he showed that the very forms of government that England and America were supposedly fighting abroad were being enacted at home, if under a different guise. Further steps down this road, he said, can only end in the abolition of effective liberty for everyone.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Crazy man taking his snowmobile down flooded street

LEGO Snowmobile

Bonus crazy video: Crazy Man Talks To Monkey!

Slingshot Flying Monkey

Win Revolution Peacefully with Ridicule

via Liberty Pulse

Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny bikini event scrapped in support of terrorists?

A spokesman for Republican candidate John Stephen said Friday that plans were being scrapped for a fundraiser barbecue in Nashua that was to feature a bikini contest.-Critics dress down NH candidate over bikini event

I don't understand this. Republicans are against Islamic law and the building of a mosque at "Ground Zero", yet one of their candidates is canceling a bikini fundraiser? Muslims hate bikinis, don't they? Wouldn't a bikini event be shoving Western freedoms in the face of the terrorists? So why is New Hampshire Republican candidate for governor John Stephen letting the terrorists win? Maybe he can be arrested and tried for "supporting the terrorists"!

Still, some Democrats said the plans laid bare that Stephen — a former deputy safety commissioner and former health and human services commissioner — was unfit for office.

Of course he's unfit for office; they ALL are. But what's that got to do with a bikini contest? I guess Democrats also support the terrorists and hate American values.

Maybe Democrats and Republicans in New Hampshire would be okay with a "burkini" contest:

Will America collapse into violent civil unrest ?

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. This dramatization is compiled of riot video from LA to Cincinnati, Katrina and Greece. A currency crisis will bring America to its knees and the breakdown of Social Order will bring rioting and looting across the whole nation. Martial Law will be declared and food shortages with utility disruption are to be expected.

Gerald Celente: The USA Will Soon Be Finished

Wall Street Dirty Secrets

Sirius News

The State as Force Multiplication for the Rich

U.S. a Fascist Police-State?

First of all, what is a “fascist police-state”?

A police-state uses the law as a mechanism to control any challenges to its power by the citizenry, rather than as a mechanism to insure a civil society among the individuals. The state decides the laws, is the sole arbiter of the law, and can selectively (and capriciously) decide to enforce the law to the benefit or detriment of one individual or group or another.

In a police-state, the citizens are “free” only so long as their actions remain within the confines of the law as dictated by the state. If the individual’s claims of rights or freedoms conflict with the state, or if the individual acts in ways deemed detrimental to the state, then the state will repress the citizenry, by force if necessary. (And in the end, it’s always necessary.)

What’s key to the definition of a police-state is the lack of redress: If there is no justice system which can compel the state to cede to the citizenry, then there is a police-state. If there exists a pro forma justice system, but which in practice is unavailable to the ordinary citizen because of systemic obstacles (for instance, cost or bureaucratic hindrance), or which against all logic or reason consistently finds in favor of the state—even in the most egregious and obviously contradictory cases—then that pro forma judiciary system is nothing but a sham: A tool of the state’s repression against its citizens. Consider the Soviet court system the classic example.

A police-state is not necessarily a dictatorship. On the contrary, it can even take the form of a representative democracy. A police-state is not defined by its leadership structure, but rather, by its self-protection against the individual.

Gonzalo Lira: Is the U.S. a Fascist Police-State?

Kellogg's Recalls Smelly Cereal

Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops and Honey Smacks are included in funny smell and taste recall. There goes my roommate's entire food supply.

The Sunday Jesus: He Is Real, He Is Real, He Is Real???

And then, I'm going to pretend to heal you!

For Jesus to heal, however, you've got to believe! Though thank goodness only a faith of mustard  seed dimensions is needed. Seek and you shall find...

Sour Milk

There are so many reasons to take our power back and refuse to support the corporate takeover of our world. But here's another.

Dairy farmers from across America are coming together to tell stories of price manipulation, antitrust violations and more, that have ultimately led to the loss of their herds, their farms, their livelihoods and in some cases even their own lives.

Here is yet another example of the corporate fascist saturation of our governmental administrations. It IS virtually corporate ownership of gov't officials.

Dairy farmers are being squeezed out of business as other sectors of the food industry demand a greater share of the consumer's dollar, farmers attending a federal hearing testified Friday.

The current system leaves dairy farmers with little or no profit, several said at a U.S. Department of Justice hearing on antitrust issues in the dairy industry. The hearing attracted hundreds of farmers from around the country to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.-Dairy farmers: Shrinking profits pinching industry

Statists Hate Gold

Amidst the increasing calls among statists for increased federal spending, one can practically feel the deep, visceral hatred for gold arising within statists. The reason is that statists know that gold is a communications vehicle that tells people what government officials are doing to their money. That's the last thing that statists want people to find out.

Practically everywhere you look, both the federal welfare state and the federal warfare state are in deep crisis.

For all practical purposes, such beloved welfare-state programs as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other welfare entitlement programs are busted, bankrupt. That is, there is no reserve fund to make the payments that need to be made to dole recipients. Instead, the federal government collects part of the money to make these payments in the form of taxes. But the problem is that the tax revenues are still insufficient to pay all the dole recipients, and the shortfall is enormous.

Why Statists Hate Gold

Foreign governments have been getting in on the recent gold rush, driven by continued fears about Europe's debt crisis and the pace of the global economic recovery.

Those concerns have been propelling the precious metal to record highs over the past 18 months. In fact, gold posted a new intra-day high Friday, when it reached $1,260.90 an ounce. A day earlier, it reached a fresh record high closing price of $1,248.70 an ounce.

Last year, foreign central banks were net buyers of gold for the first time since 1997. India, China and Russia have been the biggest buyers. And more recently, the Philippines and Kazakhstan jumped into the fray with big purchases of the precious metal during the first quarter, according to data released by the World Gold Council Thursday.

Central banks join gold rush

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Kindra Arnesen on BP Oil Spill

After countless back-wrenching boat trips into the bayou and Gulf waters beyond, I was bleary-eyed the morning I wandered into the only restaurant along the one strip of gas stations and honky tonk bars that make up the Louisiana fishing village of Venice.

“I’m not putting up with this stuff anymore,” a female voice belted out. “I’ve got to protect my kids. Who knows what’s in the water out there. I’m tired of not getting any answers.”

This comment was of particular interest since I had returned the day before from a sobering boat trip to the mouth of the Mississippi, where oil was washing up on the shorelines. The Louisiana crude was emulsified like brown cottage cheese floating in the muddy waters where the Gulf meets the mighty Mississippi.-For a Fisherman's Wife, Oil and Water Don't Mix

Gerald Celente with Ernest Hancock of Liberty News Radio

Liberty News Radio

Democrats Seek To Block Green Party From Fielding Candidates

The DemocRATS in Texas love democracy so much (I thought that's what the name of their party implied, anyway) that they want to keep the Green Party there off the ballot:

Attorneys for the state Democratic Party headed to court in a dispute over whether candidates from the Green Party can be on the Texas ballot.-Texas Democrats go to court over Green Party

Why don't they let the people decide who they want to vote for? Oh, because it's not really about that, you see, but just about maintaining the illusion of choosing our leaders. No real choice is allowed.

Officially, there is a right of revolution. The People – capital P – are said to be sovereign. This is a convenient legal fiction. It keeps the citizenry satisfied and subdued. All civil governments have made armed revolution illegal. Every revolutionary movement claims the right of revolution. In all cases, when a revolutionary movement topples the previous regime, the right of revolution officially ceases within the formerly revolutionary camp.

Maybe you think this: "If the sovereignty of the citizens is a legal fiction, then why are they allowed to vote?" Answer: for the same reason they were allowed to vote in the Soviet Union. Voting provided the Communist government with a bogus sense of legitimacy. In Western political theory, the process of voting supposedly legitimizes the despotic regime. The choices on the ballot were screened by the Communist Party. So, the citizens' votes counted for only one thing: to provide a religious sanction from the official god who then submitted, namely, the People. The People was a phony collective god without meaningful sanctions. -Gary North

Progressives are told every election they must vote for the Democrat, regardless of what policies that Democrat supports. We are lectured, we are cajoled and we are scolded if we entertain the idea of voting for a third party candidate. Ralph Nadar is dubbed the ‘great spoiler’ because, so the logic goes, he single-handedly caused Gore and then Kerry to lose the Presidential elections of 2000 and 2004. The Green Party that has consistently promoted sustainable technologies and the preservation of our environment, two cornerstones of progressive thinking, is also considered a spoiler.

However, there is another truism that trumps the fallacious spoiler theory. It goes, “the definition of insanity is repeating the same action and expecting a different result.” If progressives want fundamental change, they must consider making fundamental changes themselves. And the ‘spoiler theory’ is the first myth that must be changed.-“SPOILER THEORY” SPOILS DEMOCRACY

I disagree with the whole idea of voting myself (though I still look forward to any "throw the bums out" trend we may see this fall) and think we should just stop giving legitimacy to the ruling regime by doing this:

God A Volcano?

via Francois Tremblay

No More Mr. Nice Guy?

That's right. If I have to get mean and nasty to get you people to start leaving comments here, I'm gonna do it. That means posts where I no longer pull my punches, where I stop being so gentle and considerate, where I START getting really angry and exposing my enemies for the scum they are (you hear that Roger "I kiss bankster butt" Young?).

So what's it gonna be?

You talkin' to me?

10 Weirdest Sights

America the beautiful, sure, but America the strange? You bet. We’ve dug up 10 weird sights in America that run the gamut from natural abnormalities (albino squirrels, displaced deserts) to the just out-and-out odd (gravity vortexes, mystery lights). Hit the road this summer and seek out the curious and entertaining oddities sprinkled across the nation (many are conveniently located off major highways). Set out to scratch your travel itch, but count on scratching your head, too.

Top 10 weirdest sights in America

Gerald Celente: The US Is Run By Wall Street

Raining Oil?

Foot, Feet & Shoe Interesting Facts with Hot Facts Girl Amanda

Blog of the Moment: Famous Album Covers

Formed in June 2010, Louie Gohmert and The Terrorist Babies is a political satire based on a ridiculous statement by a Rebublican congressman from Texas on the House floor regarding immigration reform. It was Gohmert's assertion that terrorists have been smuggling pregnant women into the United States in order to "destroy our way of life."

Fictional bands, with fictional stories, and most important of all, fictional album covers. Welcome to Famous Album Covers!

Famous Album Covers

Friday, June 25, 2010

Gerald Celente with Kathryn Albrecht

Coming Collapse of the Dollar

An already weak economy will become even weaker. This means less tax revenue, which flies in the face of government forecasts which call for an increase in revenue. As the chasm increases in size between spending and revenue, faith in the US dollar will evaporate. This will lead to a significant devaluation of the dollar, or an outright collapse.

Many developed countries face similar problems today and this is one of the major pillars of this secular bull market in gold. Make sure you have gold as your insurance policy. This means owning physical bullion, not paper promises.

Widening US Deficit To Collapse the Dollar

The Bomb Iran Phone Call

I love the host of this show. Listen to his responses to the idiot caller.

Kick The Baby

Thursday, June 24, 2010

What's Your Pleasure?

Really, tell us, because we'd all like to know! But that's not the actual subject of this post. The real topic is, what kind of blog posts do you prefer? Personal ones? Funny, super humorous ones? Non-spellchecked ones? Political posts? Posts about religion and atheism?

How about embeded videos? Do those strike your fancy ketchup? Or links to other posts and articles? If you say you love videos and links, by the way, you certainly make our bogging life easier, because the lazy way to blog is our favorite.

Any votes may be left in the comments.

Thank you.

Playboy Pics Get Hot Female Cop Fired

A Playboy magazine controversy? That sounds so 1970s and 80s. Does anyone still buy or subscribe to Hugh Hefner's passe periodical?

Today in History

Hey, they mention The Great One, Jackie Gleason, so I had to post this!

Tiny Caps

Or smaller ones, anyway. They're on your plastic water bottles, people. Take a look-see and you'll notice they've shrunk. This is to help "save" the environment, or some nonsense. Right now I have a bottle of Nestlé Pure Life water in my hands. In small print on the label, highlighted in yellow, it says:

This lighter bottle and smaller cap contain an average 20% less plastic than our original 0.5L Eco-Shape® bottle and cap.

So, the "original" bottle and cap were eco-friendly, but not quite friendly enough. They needed to be made even smaller. Right now, in the even friendlier size, they are difficult for the elderly to open. How do I now this? I know elderly bottled water buyers, that's how. What do they report? That they have a hard time getting the damn caps off the bottles. There's less cap to grip, and when you've got hands that cramp up into hideous looking claws and the joints of your fingers are full of arthritis pain, you need all the cap you can get.

Have politically correct bottle water corporations told grandma and grandpa to go to Hell in the name of being "green"? It certainly seems that way to this writer! Poor old people, having nothing but a nice, cool bottle of water to look forward to after a hard half-days work at Walmart, and then finding themselves unable to get their bottle open without assistance.

Now, the funny thing is, bottled water itself is not politically correct. I mean, "liberals" are trying to ban it everywhere they can.

And see how Nestlé itself is singled out in the following video (which does make some good points):

Some comments on the video:

Bottled water loses in taste tests to tap water? Who were they testing? I've conducted my own taste tests (double blind, by the way, as I do know how to run one of these tests) on myself and bottled spring water always beats tap. They say a third of bottled waters are simply tap water, but that means two-thirds are not.

Making the plastic bottles for water uses enough oil to fuel one million cars? Okay, but look around you for a second. How much stuff is made from plastic? Making anything from plastic uses oil that could have been used to fuel cars, but that's a strange objection coming from a green lunatic. Plastic is great for making stuff, yes, but shouldn't we make useful stuff from petroleum instead of burning it up as fuel? And enviro-nuts are also against cars, especially a million cars (talk about a carbon footprint), so what the hell is the point? That we could be fueling millions more cars and contributing even more to global warming? And stop using oil to make things out of plastic and the price of oil comes down, but that;s a no-no to the environmentalist wackos, who don't want more people driving more cars more often.

And yes, stuff has to be shipped once it's produced, but again, that objection just reflects a hatred of modern industrial prosperity, and what's that about drinking a bottle of water in two minutes? Most people I see nurse a damn bottle of water for hours. And what does the amount of time it takes to consume something got to do with anything? After all, it doesn't take long to burn a gallon of gas either, especially when you're driving one of those big SUVs that we could be fueling from the oil used to make plastic bottles.

Why does this woman hate India so much? She wants to takes jobs away from poor Indians by not shipping plastic bottles to India for recycling?

Manufactured demand means scaring us, seducing us and misleading us? That's what the video does! It's a perfect description of environmentalist fear-mongering!

And this woman says that if her insane video doesn't convince enough people by persuasion, get out there and work to get bottled water banned! Another confirmation that enviro-nuts need to use force to make their dreams of a society of no economic growth come true.

Carrying around bottled water is on its way to "becoming as cool as smoking while pregnant"? You wish, you little enviro-Nazi! You "liberals" have already made life miserable for smokers and now you want to do the same for bottled water drinkers? "Hey, take that bottle of water out of the building and drink it out in the tiny bottled-water area by the trash cans out back". No, instead, why don't you shove your contempt for ordinary people up your ass, you Nazi!

She wants us to make our own choices, as long as that means choices that she and her fellow enviro-nuts approve of, but not the free choice to buy bottled water.

But back to where I started. Listen Nestlé and all the others, you'd have to make your bottles and caps so small they would not be visible to the naked eye to begin to satisfy these lunatics, so why even try to please those who want to put you out of business. And besides, you're making life more difficult for senior citizens when you keep shrinking those caps, so stop it!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Portugal Legalizes Drugs and Crime and Drug Use Falls

Instead of incarcerating vast numbers as in the U.S., treatment is offered and encouraged, and while trafficking drugs remains a crime, personal use does not. Of course, it's not really "legalization", just "decriminalization", but still a major step in the right direction.

If the state is to get involved where it doesn't belong, at least treat drug users and addicts as people with a problem needing treatment (like alcoholics) rather than as criminals requiring prison sentences.

"The apocalypse never happened" as some predicted when the country of Portugal decriminalized ALL illegal drugs eight years ago. The country did NOT become a haven for drug use, and drug abuse & drug crime actually FELL.

Canadian Contempt for Free Speech

John Stossel talks with Ezra Levant, author of "Shakedown." Levant explains how in Canada, political correctness is a value prized above basic individual liberties.

Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights

The Return of the Real Right

h/t Liberty Pulse

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Job Opening at LEAP

There's a job opening at LEAP! (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) - they are looking for a new College Events Coordinator. Their office is in Medford, MA and they'd prefer if you could work on location, but they will accept applications from people seeking to work remotely. It'd be a part-time position in the fall, and both students and non-students can apply. LEAP is a great organization, so I just thought I'd give everyone the heads-up on the opportunity.

Home Ownership To Drastically Decrease In America

Will we see the start of another housing collapse before the end of 2010? That is what a number of top economists are beginning to fear. The truth is that there are some very troubling signs in the housing numbers. The massive tax credit that the U.S. government was offering to home buyers helped prop up the housing market for quite a while, but now that the tax credit has expired, many real estate professionals are bracing for the worst. The reality is that foreclosures continue to set all-time records, the mortgage industry is a complete mess and another massive wave of adjustable rate mortgages is scheduled to reset in 2011 and 2012. As the U.S. economy continues to falter, and as the nation starts to deal with the economic fallout from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, many are now wondering how in the world Americans are going to be able to afford to purchase millions of these homes which are still massively overpriced. The American Dream is still way too expensive for the vast majority of Americans. So are there signs that housing prices in the U.S. could be on the verge of another major decline?

Well, yes.

Housing Collapse 2010?

The U.S. has long seen home ownership as an unquestioned virtue, dating to a 1918 government "Own Your Own Home" campaign. Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush all talked as if owning a home was the only way to join the middle class. Not only did it promote social stability—recall Mr. Bush's "ownership society"—and build well-maintained neighborhoods, home ownership became a hedge against inflation and a way to save for retirement. Until it didn't.

Home ownership rose from around 40% of households in the 1940s to about 60% in the 1960s and then hovered around 65% until the 1990s, when a government-backed push to spread ownership, particularly among minorities, helped lift the rate, reaching a peak of 69.4% in mid-2004.

Some of those new homeowners, including those sold outrageously inappropriate subprime loans, should have remained renters. Many couldn't afford to maintain the houses they bought. Others were dependent on refinancing to keep their homes, an approach that worked only as house prices kept climbing. They didn't. At last tally, the U.S. home ownership rate was at 67.2% and sinking.

The rub: Many virtues of home ownership evaporate if the value of the house falls to the point where one owes more on it than it's worth.

Rethinking Part of the American Dream

Is U.S. Going Down Like the Soviets?

The Soviets made a devastating miscalculation: they mistook military power for power on this planet. Sound familiar?

Looking back, the most distinctive feature of the last years of the Soviet Union may have been the way it continued to pour money into its military -- and its military adventure in Afghanistan -- when it was already going bankrupt and the society it had built was beginning to collapse around it. In the end, its aging leaders made a devastating miscalculation. They mistook military power for power on this planet.


In December 1979, perhaps taking the bait of the Carter administration whose national security advisor was eager to see the Soviets bloodied by a “Vietnam” of their own, the Red Army invaded Afghanistan to support a weak communist government in Kabul. When resistance in the countryside, led by Islamic fundamentalist guerrillas and backed by the other superpower, only grew, the Soviets sent in more troops, launched major offensives, called in air power, and fought on brutally and futilely for a decade until, in 1989, long after they had been whipped, they withdrew in defeat.

Are We Going Down Like the Soviets?

Atlas Shrugged: The Direct- to- Video Bomb?

Because copyrights allow for monopolies over "derivative works", a single producing entity often ties up the rights to copyrighted books at any given time. No direct competition is allowed to see who can produce the best adaptation (unless the underlying work is in the public domain).

With that in mind, I had to chuckle to myself when I read the news that the producer of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" has started shooting the project with a mere $5-million budget and a crew that likely ensures a quiet direct-to-video release (if that).

Shooting has begun on the $5 million adaptation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged in Los Angeles, reports Variety. Shooting for five weeks, "Atlas Shrugged Part One" is directed by Paul Johansson from a script by Patrick O'Toole. John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow are producing. Aglialoro would have lost the feature rights if the film wasn't in production by Saturday.-Atlas Shrugged Starts Production in Los Angeles

When last we reported on this, Stephen Polk, son of former MGM chairman Louis Polk, was set to direct. At some point in the past couple weeks Johansson came on board. He has directed a few things in the past, most notably a dozen episodes of his show. And if he wanted a feature career, he’s found one of the more uniquely Hollywood ways to jumpstart one: agree to direct a last-minute production of a massive novel for a producer who has to start shooting NOW or else lose the rights he spent a million bucks on almost twenty years ago.-Atlas Shrugged is Filming; One Tree Hill’s Paul Johansson Starring and Directing

Well This Is Funny...

Ayn Rand herself was a defender of intellectual "property" (making this ironic indeed), though there is no "objective" way to support such a thing. What term shall copyright be for, for example? It ends up being completely arbitrary, not to mention the need for the state to step in to enforce the copyright laws, which are always subject to interpretation, and by their enforcement stifle creativity and suppress the freedom to produce new works that are based (as everything artistic is) on other, previous works.

Atlas Shrugged, the Movie, deserves better than what it's probably going to get. If only it was as free to anyone to adapt as the works of Shakespeare, Dickens and Twain, we might have gotten a really great film of Rand's seminal 1957 novel.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ideas are Free: The Case Against Intellectual Property Rights

PFS 2010 - Stephan Kinsella, Ideas are Free: The Case Against Intellectual Property Rights from Sean Gabb on Vimeo.

Against Intellectual Property

Bill: Government Control Of Internet

Sexy Ladies of E3

That's the Electronic Entertainment Expo, in case you didn't know.

U.S. Supreme Court: Verbal Support Of "Terrorist" Makes YOU A TERRORIST!

The traitorous black-robed tyrants on the Supreme Court have done it again, coming down on the side of the Fascist State against the rights of the people to free speech and association.

In a case pitting free speech against national security, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a federal law that makes it a crime to provide “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations, even if the help takes the form of training for peacefully resolving conflicts.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority in the 6-to-3 decision, said the law’s prohibition of providing some types of intangible assistance to groups the State Department says engage in terrorism did not violate the First Amendment.


The decision was a victory for Solicitor General Elena Kagan, who argued the case in February and whose confirmation hearings for a seat on the court are scheduled to start next week.

Oh yes, Obama's pick for the court will fit right in, won't she?

The law was challenged by, among others, Ralph D. Fertig, a civil rights activist who has said he wanted to help the Kurdistan Workers’ Party in Turkey find peaceful ways to achieve its goals.

On Monday, Mr. Fertig said the decision, which effectively ended 12 years of litigation, was a grave disappointment. “This is a very dark day in the history of the human rights struggle to assist groups overseas that are being oppressed,” he said.

The other plaintiffs were a doctor and six domestic organizations. Some of them said they had sought to help the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a group that seeks to create an independent Tamil state in Sri Lanka.

Both groups, along with Hamas, Hezbollah, the Khmer Rouge and some 30 others, were designated as terrorist organizations by the State Department. The United States says the Kurdish group, sometimes called the P.K.K., has engaged in widespread terrorist activities, including bombings and kidnappings. The Tamil group, the government said, was responsible for a 1996 bombing that killed 100 people and injured more than 1,400.-Court Affirms Ban on Aiding Groups Tied to Terror

But the U.S. Government, through it Imperial Military, kills civilians in the hundreds of thousands, so wouldn't that be...oh my God! That makes all supporters of the United States Government...terrorists!

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