Thursday, June 30, 2011
Four Decades of the "War on Drugs" Has Led to the Suffering of Millions of Innocents
One thing that's especially interesting about the so-called War on Drugs is how the best-informed people on both the left and the right now see it all as a complete fraud. Perhaps that's why Rep. Ron Paul (Republican) and Rep. Barney Frank (Democrat) are the perfect sponsors of this bill. Each has staked out positions on the opposite ends of the political spectrum for some issues, yet they both agree that it's time to end the failed Nixon-era policies that have only brought this nation suffering and injustice.
Ending the failed War on Drugs is not a conservative idea nor a liberal idea; it's a principle of liberty whose time has come in America.
Because in observing the War on Drugs, the prison crowding, the drug underground economy and all the other unintended consequence of marijuana prohibition, we must ask the question: Is society served in any way by criminalizing marijuana smokers? How does taking a medical addict and throwing them behind bars accomplish anything at all?
The prohibition against marijuana accomplishes nothing for society
A Brief Look At A Moocher
My wife has recently become acquainted with a woman in our neighborhood who was a regular at the store my wife works at. My wife is a very outgoing and kind person, unlike me, and she makes friends easily. Unfortunately, the more my wife finds out about this woman, the more she has boundaries set up around her.
To be frank, this woman is the perfect example of a moocher. Not someone who comes around asking for money from her, but someone who does it in a more roundabout way: she gets money from the government.
This woman has been on unemployment for a long time and has openly stated that because she is on unemployment, she will not look for a permanent job. Instead, she will look around for the occasional odd jobs for work. Right now, she is trying to find work as a dog walker. Unfortunately, when she applied to a local agency, her criminal record came up and she was denied a job.
She has a criminal history of theft. I do not know how often she has gotten entangled in this kind of thing or how long ago it was, but it is certainly a big red flag for most employers, even in an area like mine where the economy has not yet taken a huge downward spiral.
In any case, I do not believe her to be a nasty person and she has hints of work ethic. One time when my wife was working, a co-worker quit in the middle of his shift on a holiday and having no else to work for her, this woman did lend a helping hand for a few hours while the customers were taken care of.
At the same time, it is disconcerting to hear about her attitudes about taking welfare. Not only does she express any shame in it, she practically boosts about it. I believe she bragged to my wife that she was getting food stamps soon as well. Beyond just her attitudes about money and where it comes from, she demonstrates a clear destructive streak that I think you will find among many other moochers.
Her driving habits basically boil down to not paying attention to the road and doing many other things like texting. She is more than likely suffering addiction problems as she is usually drunk or has the shakes when my wife meets her. I am sure she has her good sober days and perhaps my wife just does not notice those times, but the fact that she has shakes when she is not intoxicated is a little unnerving. In any case, I am not too sure how severe the problem is because I am no expert on addiction.
What we have here is a woman who has had trouble with the law for stealing, possibly alcoholic, and constantly looking for the easiest way to live without regard for the long-term consequences. I can think of no better example of a moocher than this woman.
Am I angry with this woman? Hardly. In fact, I pity her more than anything else in the sense that she behaves like a child in many matters and does not seem to understand the personal destruction she is bringing upon herself through her behavior. Or perhaps she does understand and simply does not care. Either way, if we were to imagine a large portion of the United States citizenry to be like this woman, then I think you can see why our economy is in a downward spiral. The moocher class has gotten way too big in this country and it is high time that we stopped allowing them to have their way.
Police Brutality in Greece
"Cops, pigs, murderers!" chanted the crowd at a line of white-helmeted riot police as tear gas projectiles turned the air outside parliament white. A line of protesters joined hands in a traditional Greek dance in front of police lines.-Violence flares before key Greek austerity vote
And yet, some "liberals" are in love with cops and call them the good guys! Strange, when the cops take the side of the ruling class against the people. The armed thugs of the state have but one real purpose, to protect and serve their masters by keeping that ruling class and the state corporate system in power.
New Abortion Clinic Rules in Kansas
Presumably it's "conservatives" not "liberals" behind these regulations. No doubt the same "conservatives" who get outraged over nanny state regulation when "liberals" do it. We're not even talking about regulations having to do with how or when abortions are performed, but with the size of the janitors closet? The temperature inside the clinic? What lying, hypocritical statists the phony conservatives are.
Of course, abortion, ironically, is the most moral action a pregnant woman can take, and that's based on objective morality, which the Christian liars claim to believe in, even though their imaginary God-based "morality" is completely arbitrary and without any objective basis at all.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The Second Set of Books
When Tom Ball sent in his last statement, he mentioned something that I believe I am going to start using now. He referred repeatedly through his lengthy statement to something called the “Second Set of Books.” He refers to it as such:
Arrests are mandatory for the police in New Hampshire for domestic violence. That is not law. That is police department policy. Laws come from the Legislature and the Governor's office together. God only knows where these policies come from. The State's Attorney General also has a mandatory arrest protocol for domestic violence. I call these policies, procedures and protocols The Second Set of Books.
Essentially, the Second Set of Books are all the things that bureaucrats do on a regular basis which is outside of the laws as written up by the legislature. Usually, these are the result of giving them a blank check on setting policy, which is codified by law. In poor Tom Ball’s case, the policies were probably implemented by the Federal government which threatened to withhold tax money from New Hampshire if they did not adopt those policies. He states that under New Hampshire law, domestic violence does not include children in your custody. Any sane law would state the same since parents sometimes need to spank or smack their kids in order discipline them, especially young toddlers who do not have the mental capacity to understand. Spare the rod, spoil the child and all that.
But what Ball fell victim to was not the law itself, as he was acquitted of all criminal charges, but the system set up to handle these matters. Many other men have suffered the same fate in the country, all because of a momentary lapse in sound judgment. In some cases, the ex-wife inflicts a terrible situation on her former husband, as humorously described in Christopher Titus’ Love is Evol stand-up special. The point is that in Family Court, you are guilty of whatever crimes your wife accuses you of and you have no chance of proving yourself innocent.
While family matters and social work is clearly a good example of policy over law and the increasing corruption of the bureaucracy, the Second Set of Books goes well beyond just that. Throughout just about all arms of the State you will find rules and protocols in place that have no basis on the laws that were passed by the elected representatives who voters send to manage these things. More than likely, these policies are thought to be law even if they are not written down, voted on, and filed with the legislative archives. In many cases, they are there because of a general mission statement made by a law.
The TSA screenings are, for the most, a violation of your Fourth Amendment rights. You have a contract with a private airline company where you paid them money to ride in their form of transportation. However, the TSA has stated that you will not be allowed to fly without submitting to either a full body scan or a pat-down, neither of which was in your contract. If you refuse, you will not be getting on board the airplane. In fact, if you refuse both, you are usually singled out and harassed by TSA agents and sometime local police officers. In no case have I ever seen or heard of any law cited that supports the TSA actions and even if there was, it would be unconstitutional because it is, essentially, a warrantless search of your belongings and person by government agents.
Government schools often implement policy without much say so from their bosses, the legislatures, or the parents who send their children to school. When parents object to the questionable nature of the curriculum, they are often ignored and if a big enough fuss is raised, they are ostracized. The adherents to the Second Set of Books do not like dissent and consider your children to be wards of the State.
In the end, we have a series of policies and practices which constitute something akin to Catch-22. While not officially the law of the land, the Second Set of Books had become unspoken and unwritten means by which the Statists get their way. Essentially, they have become the power and the oligarchy whereby the legislatures merely provide them the funds with little to no oversight on what they are doing.
This is not freedom or liberty, this is tyranny of the most detestable kind. While a dictator’s edicts are clearly tyrannical, at least those edicts are upfront, in plain sight, and well known. In the case of the Second Set of Books and the adherents of them, you have the façade of the rule of law with the real rules set up and maintained by faceless policy-makers and heartless bureaucrats who are just doing their job.
There is no way to get rid of the Second Set of Books without a total elimination of the agencies involved and as long as the populace has it in their head that we need government to take of us in just about everything, I do not see that happening. On the other hand, because of the growing disparity between the producers and the moochers, these things may end up being eliminated by default.
So whenever you hear of some absurd policy like Immigration and Custom Enforcement shutting down websites for copyright infringement or the Department of Education engaging in no-knock raids for delinquent student loans, remember that although these actions are more than likely illegal, they are all part of the Second Set of Books.
AZ Thugs Looking for 'Anti-Thug' Apps
Your Tax Dollars At Work: A Cool 20 Billion
The alarming figure is more than Nasa's entire annual budget and trumps the amount the G-8 has pledged to aid Egypt and Tunisia.
It's even more than the clean up cost of BPs Gulf oil spill.
U.S. military spends a cool $20billion on air conditioning annually in Iraq and Afghanistan
Meanwhile, the US government is outlawing incandescent light bulbs in the "homeland".
Bulb Ban Exports American Jobs
It's a complex story that looks like a simple one. The simple version goes like this: Four years ago, The People Who Know Better Than You decided Americans should no longer be allowed to purchase an incandescent light bulb. That's the kind with a filament you've been screwing into your light sockets just as your father and grandfather and great-grandfather did, dating back to the time of Thomas Edison.
That's right, you won't be able to buy bulbs that give off a lot of heat on those cold winter nights. Bulbs that give real light! Bulbs that actually care about the environment, because they aren't filled with deadly mercury like those twisted florescent bulbs the lying environmentalist wackos want you to spend a fortune on.
Stand up for jobs, light and heat! Take a stand for real bulbs!
"The PorcFest according to RidleyCam"
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
There are many everyday idiots out there who seem to only exist in order to test me. These are people who do stupid things, things which are obviously stupid, in their everyday lives which in turn cause misery on the rest of us competents. And while their annoyances are miniscule, they add up to a thousand cuts of sheer insanity over time.
The first kind of idiot is the person who does not use a turn signal at a four-way stop intersection. We all have to stop there and indicate where we are going. Hell, I’ve seen most illiterate Mexicans get this right, so if you are unable to wrap your head about this concept, then how are you still breathing?
These kind of drivers are usually self-important morons too. You can usually identify them by the luxury automobile they are driving, which they probably are leasing at $600 a month. I mean, sure it is a nice car, but you have leased it and leasing a car is worse than financing it. Which makes you an even bigger idiot.
Another idiot I frequently encounter is unknown to me. This idiot may not even exist in any known form of matter as we understand it. But I always see the clues to their existence. You see, in the men’s bathroom at my job, I see paper hand towels discarded on the floor almost all the time. The funny thing is, the trash can is under the automated hand towel dispenser, so you should be able to get it in there without too much trouble. Do you have a problem with depth perception? Or did you black out on the day your parents taught you to throw out your tissues?
This brings me to an even bigger idiot (if that were possible) who lurks in the bathroom at my job: the guy who drops paper towels at the door after using it to open the door. I understand that you are a germophobe and that you are worried about getting some nasty disease from someone else’s excrement, but seriously, do you have to leave your infectious hand towels on the floor by the door? Do you want to get rid of the janitors by getting them to pick up your disease ridden trash like how we got rid of American Indians by giving them disease ridden blankets? The janitor is there to change the trash bag and clean up the floors, not pick up after your lazy ass.
And so we get to other kinds of littering idiots, who remain hidden from me. Now, not all trash you find on the street is because of litterbugs, as sometimes the wind just blows it there from an overflowing trashcan. But those of you who do litter are nothing but idiots. For some reason, you could not hold on to your trash for five minutes while you looked for a trashcan? Or do you just hate the place you are at that much? I remember when the big unions protested in DC and left the various monuments and memorials littered with their garbage. Talk about idiots congregating into a single location.
Also, who are these idiots who leave chewed gum on the ground and under things? There should be plenty of places where you can get rid of that filthy piece of your mouth and you could not wait for whatever reason. Now you have infected the world with whatever shit was in your mouth.
Sometimes I encounter a bicyclist on the road while I drive to or from work. Now, I am sure you are doing it because you like riding your bicycle, but you blatant disregard for traffic safety is astounding. You cannot seem to understand that you are suppose to obey the laws that all motorists have to follow when it comes travelling on roads and yet if I were to hit you, I would be liable because I am suppose to pay attention to you?
Other idiots come out when it rains. They drive a gray car, which blends in with the color of the environment when it rains, and refuse to turn on their headlights so we can see you better. I have actually observed traffic on the road and noticed that most of the people who have their headlights off in a rain storm are driving a gray car. Yet everyone else who is driving seems to have realized that when it rains, other people cannot see them and could crash into them, so they turn their headlights on. But not you gray car owners out there. No, we are suppose to know that you are around and need no help from you identifying where you are.
But I have yet to really do anything about it. I guess that is because there is really nothing I can do, except bitch about it. Idiots are going to be idiots, no matter what you do. And you cannot reprogram a doorknob.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Scientists Treat Hemophilia In Mice
Using an innovative gene therapy technique called genome editing that hones in on the precise location of mutated DNA, scientists have treated the blood clotting disorder hemophilia in mice. This is the first time that genome editing, which precisely targets and repairs a genetic defect, has been done in a living animal and achieved clinically meaningful results.
Genome editing, a next step in genetic therapy, corrects hemophilia in animals
I was driving and decided to have some crisps. A couple at a time to munch on. I had time to kill. I was picking up my mom from the hospital and she wasn't going to be released until the afternoon. I shouldn't have been hungry, since I'd stopped at McDonalds along the way for a Double Cheeseburger (yes, it's back at my McDonalds for nineteen cents more than the "McDouble") and a small french fries. After adding up those calories, I should have been satisfied to wait for a while before stuffing my face again, but how can you resist opening a tube of pressed potato dust when it's right in front of you?
After having a few, I put the lid on, but the lid is a piece of crap, it won't hold well. So, here's the rant part of this post. Make your damn tube of crisps truly reclosable! When I went for the crisps again later, the can was on its side and as I picked it up, the lid came off and half my crisps fell out and onto the floor! Is this a scheme to sell more crisps, Pringles? If so, it has failed in my case, for I vow not to buy your imitation chips again until you have a better lid on your crisp tubes, maybe a screw on one, or a snapping, hinged one such as on the M&M Minis tube.
Supreme Court: Determining Your Freedoms Since 1803
Today the Supreme Court ruled that a California law which banned children from buying mature video games was unconstitutional. While most people do not really care about this, because most parents are actually quite good at ensuring that their children do not buy mature video games, it really demonstrates to me just how far gone our country really is.
The Supreme Court and the Inferior Courts were established to settle disputes between sovereign States or between the States and the Federal government, although the United States Constitution never explicitly stated that they get the final say on these matters. In fact, many Founding Fathers like Thomas Jefferson never considered that the court system at the Federal level was a good option for handling the tyranny of the Federal government itself. They believed that the States had a right to nullify unconstitutional law and, if necessary, succeed from the United States. In other words, the original design of our government was really just a contract between the sovereign States that established a Federalist system where checks and balances were maintained on the three branches as well as at the different levels of government.
I personally disagreed with this law that was passed in California. In my opinion, it violated free-market principles and it outsourced parenting to the State. At best, the law was nothing more than the moral grandstanding of some glory-seeking politician hoping to get a seat in the United States Congress. At worst, it represents the State’s need to take control over every little detail of our lives.
However, I do not believe that the Supreme Court should have taken up this case at all. In fact, the State of California’s own higher court had overturned the law two years ago. So really, the bad law was gone and since this law did not even affect interstate commerce, since there were no tariffs placed on video games imported from other States, there was no need to take up the case. Instead, the arrogant, self-serving Supreme Court Justices decided that they had to determine, yet again, what freedoms you and I can enjoy.
It infuriates me that we the people have to go to the government court system in order to beg and plead for freedoms we are suppose to have under natural law. We should be allowed to engage in voluntary exchanges of goods and services without government interference, except maybe in the case of fraud. Even then, the government need not interfere because a true free-market does have self-correcting methods of dealing with perpetrators of fraud (reputation is everything in the free-market).
Now we are held in bondage having to go to our masters who presume to know more than we do about matters of liberty in order to ask for more freedom. We are told that the government knows best and that among those who know best, there is none better than the Supreme Justices. Everyone who has any say in anything that happens within government in this country almost never questions that premise and instead simply accepts it.
And no, this was not a First Amendment issue. There is no political message in buying a video game, so there was expression against the government, and therefore there nothing here that falls anywhere close to freedom of speech. Besides, when a child buys a violent video game, what message is he or she sending to the government?
The fact is, this is just one more example of the Supreme Court assuming that it has the authority to grant freedom to the individual, despite no authority given to them by anyone but themselves. When Justice Sonya Sotomayor said that they determine the laws of the nation, she was not lying, even though she may have had an over-inflated sense of what her job is.
The only way we are going to rid ourselves of such overlords is to start ignoring them and going our own way. If California passed a law that banned children from buying violent video games, what they are saying is that if you sell children violent video games, they will kill you. This is because if you sold them one, you would be fined. When you refused to pay the fine, your property would be seized. If you protected your property from the government goons hired to take it from you, you would be killed. Such is the nature of the laws that are passed. The path of absolute resistance will lead to your death.
But that only works out that way if someone reports you. If everyone ignored the vast majority of laws, of which there are more than God Himself ever handed down, then the power of the various government entities like the Supreme Court would be rendered moot.
It is high time that we tell the Supreme Court that we are tired of being told what we are allowed to do by them. It is high time we stated that as long as live an honest and peaceful life, we should be free from government in all its forms. I know what is good for me. Some stuffy bureaucrat, lying politician, or self-serving judge does not.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Tommy Chong: "You're Being Paid to Lie Like the Rest of the Liars!"
Tommy Chong went to jail (for drug paraphernalia) because of scum like the filthy Canadian statist bitch "wallflower", whose silence or active/passive support of the drug laws makes possible this kind of tyranny. I do NOT apologize for using strong language in regard to those who support aggression and the initiation of force and violence against the innocent (those who have harmed no one by their actions). As I said before, go hang yourself if you support the state's aggression and evil and do decent, caring people a favor by exiting this world!
Fluoride Can Damage the Brain?
The research team reports, "It is important to be aware of this serious problem and avoid the use of toothpaste and items that contain fluoride, particularly in children as they are more susceptible to the toxic effects of fluoride."
"Fluoride can be toxic by ingesting one part per million (ppm), and the effects are not immediate, as they can take 20 years or more to become evident," they write.
New Study: Fluoride Can Damage the Brain - Avoid Use in Children
The last time we saw this kind of growth simultaneous to this kind of inflationary pressure was coming out of the Great Depression. From 1932 to 1937, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) went from around 41 to over 194. I would have loved to have bought near the bottom of that market. Wouldn’t you?-Ignore the Noise, Pay Attention to 'Growthflation'
Cops Steal Marijuana Paraphernalia At Tacoma Hempfest
Okay, so here goes! I was walking the other day and a old man tried to whistle at me, but his teeth fell, out! Serves him right, dirty old man!
Then I went to the store to by some new pants for work! Guess what? They didn't have my size! I'm not going to the plump shop, so forget it if you guys at that store are trying to get me to buy clothes somewhere else! ha-ha! Not a chance! I can wait to get new pants!
Then, I went to get some Arby's. Yum! I had a coupon. I have lots of fast food coupons! I never miss a deal...or a meal!
There's this guy I like a lot at work, but he keeps ignoring my emails asking him to go to the movies! What a jerk!
I like to bring my own food when i go to the movies. It's not the prices at the concession stand, it's just that they don;t have enough selection. I like variety if I'm going to be sitting in a moviehouse for a couple hours... McDonalds, Wendy's, Taco Bell, KFC! All so good!
Well, I've got to get something to eat for lunch...be back soon!
Dear Mr. Nikk
Dear Mr. Nikk
When are YOU going to post something original that you wrote yourself. It seems you make the other contributors supply all the good (i.e., original) material while you sit on your ass not doing much of anything.
I work darn hard on this blog, work my butt off in fact! I constantly have to search for and embed videos. Do you know how much time that takes? Do you have any freaking idea? Plus, do you even freaking realize the sweat involved in copy and pasting stuff? I didn't think so! So shut you stupid pie hole, you ignorant, dumb, sorry excuse for a commenter!
Dear Mr. Nikk,
When are we going to see more of your regular series? I miss them!
Big Fan of Your Regular Series
First, get a darn life! Second, my regular series are on television all the time, so what the heck are you talking about? Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, NY Ink, and SpongeBob SquarePants are all still available for your viewing pleasure, not to mention reruns of The Andy Griffith Show
Dear Mr. Nikk
Why do you want to legalize drugs?
Do you want Innocent young art student girl bloggers like myself to get hooked and then ruin our lives by taking drugs?
Innocent Canadian Flower Girl
Saturday, June 25, 2011
The War on Drugs Is Insane!
Demonic Miss Coulter
Full disclosure: I have not read Ann Coulter’s latest book Demonic, but seeing as how I am a blogger (barely) I feel I have a right to say anything I want. It’s not like we have a responsibility to provide accurate or factual information, after all.
I still don’t understand what it is that conservatives have against the libertarian stance on social issues. By and large, it tends to be more in synch with what they truly believe rather than with what Leftists believe. But it all came to a head when Ann Coulter insulted libertarians after the Republican Presidential Primary debate on Bill O’Reilly’s show:
The first thing I’d like to point out here is that Miss Coulter seems to be under the assumption that government provides the moral guidance of the populace. This is a mistake made by both Left-wing and Right-wing Statists of all types. While it is true that government can and usually does have a dramatic influence on the collective moral compass of the vast majority of people, it does not have to.
Yet I am constantly amazed at how many people assume that if we were to legalize drugs of all types, we’d suddenly see chaos in the streets. Criminals would rule by their axes and toddlers would be raped by child molesters who are high on paint thinner.
Yet for some reason, we all go to the modern day civilization we have now when narcotics and alcohol were legal to sell to children. This Drug War, another war the government fails to admit that it is losing, was started by President Nixon probably due in large part of his contempt for the hippies. And while I share his contempt in hippies, I think his solution to make their non-violent behavior illegal was a misguided one at best. But no one ever said that President Nixon was a nice guy. On a side note, it is amusing to hear conservatives whining about how the liberals are criminalizing conservatism, considering their boy Nixon did to the liberals first.
As for this whole notion that marriage can only be sanctioned by the State, is that not a Statist attitude? More and more, when I view the fight between liberalism and conservatism, I just see two Statists arguing over what kind of oppression the State should be engaged in. Personally, I am offended that I had to swear an oath to the State before I was able to swear an oath before God when I got married. What if the State decided to demand a confession of your crimes before you went into the confessional booth at a Catholic church?
The fact is, marriage licenses were not issued in the United States until 1853. So between 1776 to 1853 I suppose nobody was ever truly married, according to Miss Coulter’s illogic.
Another thing I find outrageous about Miss Coulter’s comments is her charge that libertarians do not stand for anything. If anything, Congressman Ron Paul has stood on his firm principles of limited, constitutional government and had little to no allies supporting him in the past two decades. This is largely do to social conservative snobs like Miss Coulter who continually snub him while ignoring things like his Sanctity of Life Act (look it up), a bill that would effectively do away with Roe v. Wade. That bill, by the way, has had no more than two co-sponsors, which means that Republicans do not give a damn about the Pro-Life movement.
Apparently Miss Coulter’s latest book, Demonic, is about the mob mentality used by liberals to maintain their followers, people I affectionately call the Low-Church Left-Wing Statists. But what about the Low Church Right-Wing Statists? They too are lead by mob rule. If you comfort them about these issues and presented your case in a sound and logical manner, many of them will respond in the same way that your run of the mill liberal responds to opposition (usually by throwing insults).
I firmly believe that if the government were to get out of all of these social issues like marriage, abortion, drugs, prostitution, and gambling, most things would remain the same. Sure, you would have some people who would more openly indulge in these various non-violent activities, but by and large the vast majority of people avoid these things because they are smart enough to know how potentially destructive it all can be. Also, the allure of the forbidden activity would also vanish because it is now legal.
On one final note, I would like to remind Miss Coulter that back in the summer of 2006, the Republicans had majorities in the House and the Senate and attempted to pass the Marriage Amendment, which would force States to only marry one man and one woman together. Despite all the hype surrounding it, most voters decided that the Republicans were just big-spending jackasses who needed to be reminded of why they were elected.
So I wonder if Miss Coulter realizes that these days, social issues are losing issues for either side when it comes to politics. I suspect this is largely because people do not like to be told what to do when it comes to sex and drugs and would rather have the option to make bad decisions on their own. Also, the Federal government continued to spend large amounts of money on programs nobody cares about or even knows about and the Republicans did not change anything. Yet as we enter this next election cycle, it is amazing to me that many prominent conservatives like Miss Coulter refuse to throw out their old, out-dated playbook and try something new for once.
Things I Would Make Illegal Before Cannabis
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Professional Bowling (not a sport)
Lying While In Office
Taking Political Bribes
Ripping People Off
MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
Pie (meat pies are fine)
The Music of Lady Gaga
Computer Dust Remover
All You Can Eat Buffets
Gross Flavored Jelly Bellies
Annoying Bumper Stickers
Bacon (so far, the first I would actually miss)
Games Where You Draw
Anything But Living In A Cage With An Antibiotic Drip
Elective Plastic Surgery
Anything Made By Apple
Illegitimate Children (that will be fun to enforce…)
Pretty Much All Tea
That Gross Black Line On Shrimp
The Term “ATM Machine”
The Harry Potter Books (keep the movies)
Any Cell Phone Made After 2005
The Berenstein Bears books
Billboards With Cleavage Showing
Female Newscasters Without Cleavage Showing
Debit Card Fees
The following words: Nigger, Cunt, Skullfuck, and Love
Orange Juice From Concentrate
New M. Night Shyamalan Movies
The War on Drugs Gives Us Fascism and Imperialism
The American daily news cycle is saturated with stories about the War on Drugs, a ceaseless campaign apparently carried out to end the drug trade. While most people probably consider this to be, if nothing else, a worthy goal, they may also harbor a vague, sneaking suspicion that something is amiss.
If they do have such a hunch, then they’re right. The state’s interaction with the global drug trade is a perfectly representative example of the interwoven systems of violent power that culminate in mass death and injustice for ordinary people. By criminalizing drugs — deciding what an adult can put into her own body — the state has immersed the country and the world in a cycle of violence that has very little, if anything at all, to do with actually preventing people from using drugs.
Rather than regarding the regular bloodshed around drugs strictly as an unintended consequence, market anarchists would explain it in terms of the economic motivations of the ruling class. Where market anarchism is based on mutually-consensual trade and nonaggression, the public policy framework around illegal drugs reflects all of the problems with allowing a small group to make decisions for everyone.
The War on Drugs is, like the War on Terror, so utterly void of any clear or accessible definition that it can be cited to allow fathomless expansions of the corporatist police state. It isn’t that the War on Drugs can’t accurately be designated a war, but that it is a war on human beings with a modus operandi that only enhances the noxious power of drugs in society.
Just as the War on Terror, with its prying military imperialism, functions to galvanize potential terrorists, the War on Drugs makes cocaine and marijuana, for example, far more expensive than they would otherwise be. The result is to hand a quasi-monopoly to networks of murderous thugs who want nothing more than an ironclad legal framework for prohibition, stringent drug laws to consolidate profits in a few cartels.
Like everything else that comes into contact with the state’s coercive power, if you follow the money, you soon find a symbiotic interplay of commanding interests using that power to make a killing at our expense. When we begin to consider the political economies of the Drug War, the reasons that it survives in spite of its apparent failures become rather more clear.
All of the supposedly respectable actors we’re taught to regard as “legitimate” — big corporations and banks, law enforcement, etc. — are in fact an integral part of the whole drug racket. As former undercover federal agent Michael Levine has noted, “CIA banking operations were used to launder drug money,” with the Agency and the State Department “protecting more and more politically powerful drug traffickers” — and all so that American intelligence could engage in a worldwide game of Stratego with taxpayer money.
Coincident with domestic crackdowns from reinforced, militarized police departments in cities all over the U.S., the CIA oversaw a system of patronage whereby they would look the other way while drugs flooded the same cities. So long as the political factions that the U.S. supported were ready and willing to undertake what William Avilés has called “integration … into a larger transnational order,” the federal government was just as willing to keep things quiet.
All of that tough talk about prosecuting money launderers and drug-dealers is thus reserved for the very marginal figure of the neighborhood dope man; and that fact, in turn, makes America’s gargantuan prison companies quite happy indeed, their cages overfull with new captives who made the mistake of doing something the ruling class does with impunity — on a much smaller scale.
Market anarchists would leave adults free to do as they wish as long as they leave everyone else free to do the same. Drug use will always be a problem for society to confront, but without the state’s meddlesome prohibition we would be spared so much of the fascism and imperialism at home and abroad, respectively, that we’ve come to expect. -No Good Guys in the War on Drugs
by David S. D'Amato at
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C4SS News Analyst David S. D'Amato is a market anarchist and a lawyer with an LL.M. in International Law and Business. His aversion to superstition and all permutations of political authority manifests itself at www.firsttruths.com.
Caturday - That's Vaginal: Cat On A Mission....Plus, Donut Cat!
Back in the day when I had cats, none of them talked like the cat in this video. All they said was "meow!" One of my aunts still has lots of cats. If any of them said "vaginal" they'd get their mouths washed out by her with dog food.
see more Lolcats and funny pictures, and check out our Socially Awkward Penguin lolz!
Willie Nelson: End Federal Marijuana Prohibition
Friday, June 24, 2011
Unreal Japanese Pop Star
With picture-perfect teeth and hair, shiny, flawless skin and a sweet singing voice, Aimi Eguchi embodied everything that teenage girls wished for.
However, dig a little deeper, and not everything was quite as it seemed.
-Japan's newest popstar outed as CGI creation
It’s never a good idea to lie to a mob of obsessed teenagers. That’s where one Japanese pop band went wrong.
The band, AKB48, revealed their newest member, Aimi Eguchi, during a candy commercial and after the single viewing, fans went wild trying to find out who the new beauty was.
Since the band already has had up to 61 members at a time, adding another wasn’t a surprise. But some were confused since there wasn’t an audition.
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End the Federal War on Marijuana
...despite opposition, pressure is building nationwide to address the problems caused by the federal war on drugs. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, for example, recently adopted a resolution unanimously blasting the war as a “failure.”
As opponents of the federal drug war point out, the U.S. government does not have any authority under the Constitution to ban substances, harmful or otherwise. That’s why alcohol prohibition required a constitutional amendment. So, under the Tenth Amendment, regulation of drugs necessarily falls under the purview of the states or the people.
“The war against marijuana causes so much hardship and accomplishes nothing,” Rep. Paul said during an interview about the proposal, noting that marijuana is helpful to many cancer patients. “We knew prohibition of alcohol was very bad, so this is just getting back to a sensible position on how we handle difficult problems.”
The 2012 GOP presidential candidate also said a trillion dollars had already been spent to fight the war on drugs. “And it’s a catastrophe, just as prohibition of alcohol was a catastrophe,” he explained. “Kids today have an easier time finding marijuana than they can alcohol.”
Liberal Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, who introduced the bill with Paul, also blasted federal policies on the substance. "Criminally prosecuting adults for making the choice to smoke marijuana is a waste of law enforcement resources and an intrusion on personal freedom," he told reporters.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
What if the light at the end of the tunnel when we are dying is the world on the other side of our next mother’s vagina? More importantly, where can I get more of this weed?
I hate stuck up rich kids who were born on third base and act like they hit a triple. I’m not suggesting they go back to first base (I didn’t), but at least acknowledge reality.
They say love is blind, but maybe it just wears sunglasses to look cool.
Maybe if we had more gays in the military, we would have known how to pull out of a shit hole.
I’m against animal testing, because it encourages researchers to only teach to the exam. Animals need a broader education.
Anthony Weiner essentially resigned for performing actions which I’m pretty sure are a requirement of running for office as a Republican.
I studied philosophy, so I’m looking forward to the collapse of civilization, because I’m uniquely qualified to work in conditions similar to those of ancient Greece.
America practices many things in moderation, like equality, justice, peace, vacation, mercy… in fact, all the best stuff, we ration it out quite modestly.
Some would have you believe education is too expensive, but education is priceless. It is ignorance which is too expensive.
Plenty of atheists waste time talking to religious people about things like evidence and logic. If religious people relied on logic and evidence, they wouldn’t be religious people.
It’s interesting to note that when children hang out in a box, it is considered quaint, but adults hanging out in a box... is just sad.
Suits are a lie, worn.
Scientists have determined that we are always being watched by a duck. They aren’t sure which duck, yet, and are seeking funding for further studies.
Headlines Fox News dreads having to run:
Allah Declared One True God
Rain Forecast for Swearing in of Pres. Rodriguez
Jesus Returns; Buddhists Seen Floating Away
Reagan Was Gay
It’s Official: Whites Are Moving Back to Europe
Poor People Now Have Healthcare
Everything Seems Fine
Obama fixes economy; Boehner: He’s still a nigger
There will never be enough kingdoms for all the kings and queens.
I keep seeing ads for sites claiming to be “The Facebook of Sex.” Isn’t that what the actual Facebook is for?
Advice for finding a date: don’t be ugly.
Did you know that in America, only 1 in 20 people are in the top 5%? If you have an American education, probably not.
I sometimes wonder where all the comments I lost go when Blogger errors out. I like to think the good ones go to a magical place up in the clouds, where they hang out with each other for all of eternity. The bad ones (along with deleted comments) burn forever in lost comment hell. Or maybe they just disappear forever...
I want shoes that can detect when I’m running up stairs and will start playing “Rocky” music.
Whenever I feel bad about downloading music illegally, I watch MTV Cribs.
In California, there are solar powered tanning salons. I’m serious, Google it.
If money can’t buy happiness, poverty definitely can’t afford it.
My favorite Wheel of Fortune “Before and After” puzzles that will never be:
Fucked Over And Out
What the Fuck Off
Dumb As Dog Shit for Brains
Americans have a little something extra, by which I mean… you know how when you’re putting something back together and there are screws left over, but you don’t know where they belong? Yeah, that “something extra.”
I never thought I’d want a gun
‘Til I heard birds at 5:01
Canadian politics makes about as much sense to me as round bacon.
I don’t like the term “pro-life.” You can’t support the death penalty or frivolous wars and then call yourself “pro-life” just because you oppose abortion. And it’s a little suspicious that these same people claim to care about “life,” but they really oppose the idea of poor people being provided healthcare. These people aren’t “pro-life,” they’re “pro-birth,” which makes sense, because in their world of unnecessary death, you need more births to keep up.
I used to wonder why they called it “morbid obesity,” but then I realized it’s because fat people wear so much black.
If anyone has seen Radio Bloger, please contact the authorities. He was last seen throwing a strawman down a slippery slope.
Just for the sake of the pun, I want to write a book about Mongolian literature and leaders called “The Prose and Kahns of Mongolia.”
Banking: Never have so few taken so much from so many
As a liberal, I have to say that I’m proud of Fox News for hiring the mentally retarded.
Worst pick-up line ever: If I could rearrange the alphabet, I would rape you.
In Russia, people rob the bank. In Capitalist America, bank robs people.
Headlines from a world that never had religion:
Middle East Celebrates 3000th Year of Peace
New Additions to WTC Complete
More Good News from the Mars Colonies
I wouldn’t want to have offended the elephant man, because you just know he would have never forgot.
Religions are like Taco Bell beef: neither is primarily what they claim to be, and the more you know about what’s actually in both of them, the less appealing they are.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Blog of the Moment: Drug War Rant
We see this in drug policy a lot.
“If you want to legalize drugs, why don’t you just go ahead and legalize rape while you’re at it?”
It’s a classic tortured analogy misdirection. Of course, my favorite response to that is a rather facetious “If you don’t know the difference between drugs and rape, you’re not going to get invited to the good parties.”
All of us know why that’s a tortured analogy. It’s an attempt to avoid any real discussion of the issues. Drug transactions are consensual, rape is not. Drugs are demand commodities; rape is not. If you arrest a drug dealer, it creates an immediate job opening caused by demand, so the net effect of the arrest is an increase in drug dealers, whereas if you arrest a rapist, you get the rapist off the street, and it doesn’t result in a demand for new rapists. The illegality of drugs makes them so valuable that corruption in law enforcement and other areas inevitably ensues; the illegality of rape doesn’t make rape valuable.
These things are completely incomparable.-Tortured Analogies
Former US President Jimmy Carter Says "Call Off the Global Drug War"
In a message to Congress in 1977, I said the country should decriminalize the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, with a full program of treatment for addicts. I also cautioned against filling our prisons with young people who were no threat to society, and summarized by saying: “Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself.”
Mike Church Interviews Ron Paul
Why Are There So Many Stoners?
Actually, I think the figure on legal drugs is way over on the low side. Probably the same for the number on alcohol.
Front Line Riot Dog
One committed protester was at the front line when Greek police fired teargas at protesters outside parliament on Wednesday.
The dog, thought to be a stray called Loukanikos, or Sausage, has been in the center of the action for years.
Ron Paul To Introduce Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana Tomorrow!
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) said they will introduce a bill on Thursday to let states legalize, regulate, tax, and control marijuana without federal interference.-Marijuana legalization bill to be introduced
'Illegal' Snatch: US wants to grab all data on European air passengers
The U.S. government is a gangster organization, so just about everything it does is criminal...what's new?
Bill Clinton's Legacy - Economic Crisis
Conceding that the bailed-out banks are sitting on $2 trillion that they won't lend, Clinton offers not a word about mortgage relief for swindled homeowners. With an all-time high of 44 million Americans living below the poverty line, Clinton once again brags of his success in ending the federal welfare program.
Before the Welfare State
Mutual aid, also known as fraternalism, refers to social organizations that gathered dues and paid benefits to members facing hardship. According to David Beito in From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State, there was a "great stigma" attached to accepting government aid or private charity during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Mutual aid, on the other hand, did not carry the same stigma. It was based on reciprocity: today's mutual-aid recipient could be tomorrow's donor, and vice versa.
Mutual aid was particularly popular among the poor and the working class. For instance, in New York City in 1909 40 percent of families earning less than $1,000 a year, little more than the "living wage," had members who were in mutual-aid societies. Ethnicity, however, was an even greater predictor of mutual-aid membership than income. The "new immigrants," such as the Germans, Bohemians, and Russians, many of whom were Jews, participated in mutual-aid societies at approximately twice the rate of native whites and six times the rate of the Irish. This may have been due to new immigrants' need for an enhanced social safety net.
By the 1920s, at least one out of every three males was a member of a mutual-aid society. Members of societies carried over $9 billion worth of life insurance by 1920. During the same period, "lodges dominated the field of health insurance." Numerous lodges offered unemployment benefits. Some black fraternal lodges, taking note of the sporadic nature of African-American employment at the time, allowed members to receive unemployment benefits even if they were up to six months behind in dues.
Read more: Welfare before the Welfare State
You're About To Witness A Crime By A Police Officer
Police Raid Kills 69 Yr. Old Man
Man Seeks Arrest
Because in America, we treat criminals better than the poor who abide by the law.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Michele Bachmann's "Crazy" Statements
Very effective way to do this with a bunch of second graders, is take a picture of ‘The Lion King’ for instance, and a teacher might say, ‘Do you know that the music for this movie was written by a gay man?’ The message is: I’m better at what I do, because I’m gay.”
Your Tax Dollars At Work: Libyan Children Killed by NATO Bombs (warning - graphic footage)
But when the American Empire and its puppet "allies" kill innocents, it's not terrorism.
Ron Paul: "I Am Not A Fringe Candidate!"
72% Say US in Too Many Wars
Warmongering war criminal John McCain (whose pro-killing views didn't fare too well in the last presidential election when he was the Republican nominee) is, however, upset that the current crop of Republican duds aren't quite as enthusiastic about imperial wars and the death and destruction of foreigners as he is...
John McCain raps the Republican presidential field for what he sees as an isolationist strain that's emerging as the candidates shift away from strict hawkishness on foreign policy, and which cropped up at the New Hampshire debate last Monday.
"That's not the Republican Party of the 20th century, and now the 21st Century. That is not the Republican Party that has been willing to stand up for freedom for people for all over the world..."-McCain hits 'isolationist' field
In other words, at a time when the American public is in strong opposition to our wars of aggression around the world and weary of the endless nature of the American elites warmongering craziness, not to mention massive deficits and a bankrupt Federal government, McCain (who belongs in prison for war crimes) wants business as usual and even more wars.
Oh, and on another front, the psychotic statist McCain is also blaming immigrants for the Arizona wildfires (no evidence presented by the lunatic, of course).
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On Roger Ebert’s Tweet
So Ryan Dunn goes out drinking and tweets pictures of himself drinking, then gets into a car crash that same night at 3am. Roger Ebert then made a comment about Ryan drunk driving, and people jumped down his throat for it.
Except… Ryan Dunn is a murderer. He killed the passenger of his car, and I’m thankful he only killed himself and someone who willingly put themselves in that position. It didn’t have to happen. The guy had enough money for a Porsche 911, but not enough sense to hire a cab.
Some people are crying “Too soon!” Too soon for what? Pointing out that stupid actions have horrible consequences? I see so many “He was such a good guy” comments floating around, but clearly he wasn’t if this was how he lived his life. Being somebody you can party with doesn’t make you a good guy, it makes you a fun guy. A good guy wouldn’t thoughtlessly endanger others.
This is precisely the time to make these sort of comments, when the wounds are fresh. The longer you wait, the less likely it will set in. This “tragedy” should be burned into the memories of all the Jackass wanna-bes out there that think they’re invincible and that they can do whatever they want. Clearly his life was worthless, at least we shouldn’t let his untimely death go to waste.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Bill O'Reilly vs the heroic Lupe Fiasco
I don't normally listen to rap, but I feel a sudden urge to start buying Lupe's stuff ;)
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Soda Pop In The Shopping Cart
If I'm at Walmart and I attempt to heft the soda onto the conveyor belt, I get screams from the cashier to "Leave it in the cart!" Then she (usually a she) comes around with the scanner thingamajig to scan it while it remains in the cart. So, I've gotten used to skinny, weak cashiers who can't lift anything more than a few ounces to save their life. Thus, when I went to another market last week, I left my soda in the shopping cart. True, the woman cashier looked bigger than most men, but hey, I know the policy. LEAVE BIG HEFTY ITEMS IN THE CART, FOOL!
Now, in fatso America, nearly every shopping cart I see in the stores has at least one, but usually two or more 12 or 24 packs of soda in it. So it was no surprise when the couple behind me also had some soda in their cart. But, what the hell? They were putting it up on the belt! Idiots! Man, I didn't want to be them when they had to face Big Bertha at the register. Boy, were they ever gonna get chewed out!
I smiled at BIG B as I got my wallet out and she began to scan my items. "Oh, and I've got a Pepsi and a 7-Up in the cart," I told her. I smiled again but for some puzzling reason she wasn't smiling back.
Then her mouth opened. "YOU WANNA BUY THAT THEN YOU'RE GONNA NEED TO PUT IT UP HERE FOR ME! I CAN'T SCAN IT FROM THERE!"
The couple behind me gave me a look that said "moron!"
I reached into the cart, using both hands and straining my weak back (Bertha looked as if she could have lifted it with just one pinky finger) and lifted the sodas onto the counter.
I left the store dazed and confused and realizing I now had the excuse I needed to stop drinking soda. I was obviously damned if I did and damned if I didn't leave my soda in my shopping cart, so the solution hit me in the face like a banana cream pie. I would just stop buying it.
I should add that I no longer buy ANY soda with HFCS in it (in spite of the propaganda campaign by the corn lobby that their deadly poison is no different from regular cane and beet sugar and should be called by the ridiculous and deceptive name "corn sugar"). No, as you can see from the photo above, I buy soda pop with REAL sugar in it! Thanks Pepsi for continuing with your "Throwback" versions (you should switch all your non-diet soda to sugar) and hey, now 7-Up has done it too with what they're calling "Retro" 7-Up. This is a trend I could definitely live with (where are you Coca-Cola, out to lunch?)...if it wasn't for Big Bertha and her cashier friends.
The Last Statement of Tom Ball
Happy Father’s Day everyone! With that being said, I’d like to post the entire statement of Tom Ball, who immolated himself this past Friday (sorry for the length, but worth the read):
by Tom Ball
A man walks up to the main door of the Keene N.H. County Courthouse, douses himself with gasoline and lights a match. And everyone wants to know why.
Apparently the old general was right. Death is not the worst of evil.
I am due in court the end of the month. The ex-wife lawyer wants me jailed for back child support. The amount ranges from $2,200. to $3,000. depending on who you ask. Not big money after being separated over ten years and unemployed for the last two. But I do owe it. If I show up for court without the money and the lawyer say jail, then the judge will have the bailiff take me into custody. There really are no surprises on how the system works once you know how it actually works. And it does not work anything like they taught you in high school history or civics class.
I could have made a phone call or two and borrowed the money. But I am done being bullied for being a man. I cannot believe these people in Washington are so stupid to think they can govern Americans with an iron fist. Twenty-five years ago, the federal government declared war on men. It is time now to see how committed they are to their cause. It is time, boys, to give them a taste of war.
There are two kinds of bureaucrats you need to know; the ones that say and the ones that do. The bridge between them is something I call The Second Set of Books. I have some figures of the success of their labors. You and I are in these numbers, as well as our spouses and children. But first let me tell you how I ended up in this rabbit hole.
My story starts with the infamous slapping incident of April 2001. While putting my four year old daughter to bed, she began licking my hand. After giving her three verbal warnings I slapped her. She got a cut lip. My wife asked me to leave to calm things down.
When I returned hours later, my wife said the police were by and said I could not stay there that night. The next day the police came by my work and arrested me, booked me, and then returned me to work. Later on Peter, the parts manager, asked me if I and the old lady would be able to work this out. I told him no. I could not figure out why she had called the police. And bail condition prevented me from asking her. So I no longer trusted her judgment.
After six months of me not lifting a finger to save this marriage, she filed for divorce. Almost two years after the incident, I was talking with her on the phone. She told me that night she had called a mental health provider we had for one of the kids. Wendy, the counselor told my then wife that if she did not call the police on me, then she too would be arrested.
Suddenly, everything made sense. She is the type that believes that people in authority actually know what they are talking about. If both she and I were arrested, what would happen to our three children, ages 7,4 and 1? They would end up in State custody. So my wife called the police on her husband to protect the children. And who was she protecting the kids from? Not her husband, the father of these children. She was protecting them from the State of New Hampshire.
This country is run by idiots.
The police sergeant Freyer screwed this up from the get go. When I got the Court Complaint form the box was checked that said Domestic Violence Related. I could not believe that slapping your child was domestic violence. So I looked up the law. Minor custodial children are exempted. Apparently, 93% of American parents still spank, slap or pinch their children. To this day I still wonder if Freyer would have made this arrest if it had been the mother that had slapped the child.
Labeling someone's action as domestic violence in American in the 21st century is akin to labeling someone a Jew in Germany in the 1930's. The entire legal weight of the state is coming down on him. But I consider myself lucky. My family was destroyed. But that poor bastard in Germany had his family literally annihilated.
Arrests are mandatory for the police in New Hampshire for domestic violence. That is not law. That is police department policy. Laws come from the Legislature and the Governor's office together. God only knows where these policies come from. The State's Attorney General also has a mandatory arrest protocol for domestic violence. I call these policies, procedures and protocols The Second Set of Books. You never cover the Second Set of Books your junior year in high school. That because we are not suppose to have a Second Set of Books. This is America-we have the rule of law.
I am a regular guy, a coffee and cheeseburger type of fellow. As remarkable as my life has been, I figure that what happens to me must be happening to others as well. I was 48 years old when I got arrested here for my first time. So I went looking for the arrest numbers for domestic violence, this new group that I had unwilling joined. I could not find anything. So I wrote the U.S. Dept. of Justice in Washington. They wrote back that they did not keep track of domestic violence arrests. The FBI keeps track of all other crimes. How come not domestic violence? I thought some low level clerk was blowing me off.
At the time, I had mailing addresses in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. So I wrote to all six Congressional offices, the two Senators from each state and the two Congressman. They like doing favors for constituents hoping you will favorably remember their name in the voting booth. All six offices reported back the same thing. They do not know how many arrests for domestic violence have been made. I immediately knew something was wrong. And I also knew this was not going to be good.
Improvise, adapt and overcome. The Army teaches that to every soldier it trains. They say that no battle plan survives the first five minutes of combat. So your people on the ground had better be able to think for themselves. Taking casualties in war is just an occupational hazard. Taking casualties and not accomplishing your mission is a disaster. After 21 years of Army service, I am pretty good at improvising.
The first thing I found was a study not of domestic violence arrests but of domestic violence injuries for 18 unnamed states and the D.C. in the year 2000. In the study 51% of the injuries were 'no injuries'. So I knew I had a study of police reports. Who else but a police officer would record no injuries? I populated that out to the 50 states and came up with 874,000 arrest in the year 2000.
I had originally populated the number back to 1994 when the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was enacted into law. I would later find out these arrests stated with the U.S. Attorney General's Task Force of Domestic Violence ten years earlier in 1984. As individual states data became available for various years and states, I would incorporated in to my informal study. The number I have now in 2011 is 36 million adults have been arrested for domestic violence. I have a gut feeling this number could be as high as 55 million. But I only have data to 36 million. So 36 million it stays. And there is a really cool trick you can do once you have this number. You can find out how many American men. women and children ended up homeless because of these arrests.
Most of the domestic violence statistics I have seen break down with 75% male and 25% female being arrested. So I am going to used the male pronoun for the one arrested spouse and the female pronoun for the victim spouse. That should make the domestic violence feminists ecstatic-man bad, woman good. But that is okay because that is probably the last nice thing I am going to do for them today.
When then a man is arrested for domestic violence, one of two things can happen. If they are only dating and have separate apartments, then he can head home. But if they are living together, then this fellow has a real problem. Bail conditions and then a possible protective or restraining order prevent him from being with her. So he needs to find a new place to live, at least until the charges are resolved. The King of his Castle is no longer allowed into his castle. A feminist name Pence who wrote that was absolutely giddy at that outcome. So he can get his own place if he has enough money. Or he can move in with his mother, his sister or another relative. He might have a girl friend who would let him stay with her. And if none of this is possible, well then I guess he is sleeping in his car down by the river.
If he has minor children, money will soon turn into an issue. Most men I know do not mind paying child support. They want their kids to have food on their plates, clothes on their backs, and a roof over their heads. But it does stress that man's finances. Child support is usually 33% of the man's gross income. Withholding for taxes, social security and health insurance can range up to 28% of his gross paycheck. So a man making $500 a week gross has only $825 monthly left over after withholding and child support. That is not enough money for an apartment here in Central Massachusetts. That does not include other expenses like heating, electric, gas, groceries, telephone, cable, car payment and car insurance. So he is in a financial hole. Estimates of homeless men run 82% to 94%. I am going to round that down to 80%.
After the King has left his castle, his wife runs into a problem. She was use to getting his whole paycheck for the household. Now she get a third for child support. Figure they both work and made the same money, her budget went from 100% down to 66%. If she was running the house on $3,045. a month when the King was home, now without him she only has $2,220. Most households in America cannot withstand a 27% hit on the household account. She'll juggle the bills but eventually most wives figure out that they can pay all the smaller bills if they just does not pay the big bill. That would be the rent or the mortgage. So six to nine months after the King is out of the castle, the Queen, the Princes and the Princesses are also on the street. Domestic violence feminists state that 50% of victim spouses of domestic violence end up homeless at some time in their lives.
The last group of homeless from these arrests are children. The domestic violence feminists state that 70% of domestic violence couple have children. So 50% female times 70% children equals 35%. But children is plural. So we will double to 70%.
(Odd isn't it? They know that 50% of victim spouses end up homeless and that 70% of them have children. How can they know the percentages when they do not know how many total arrests were made? Those people at the U.S. Justice Dept. cannot even pull off a credible cover-up. )
Men are 0.8, women are 0.5, and children are 0.7 for a grand total of 2.0 homeless Americans for every domestic violence arrest. Multiply that by 36 million and you get 72 million men, women and children ending up homeless at some point in their lives over the last 25 years because of these domestic violence arrests.
That is a really large number even by Washington standards. That is almost 25% of the entire population of the U.S. using 2010 census figures. Which begs the question did these homeless people contribute to this latest economic meltdown, or did they cause it? Because if they did cause it then the recovery will not be measure in months or years but in decades.
Some of the boys in the Father's Movement think Congress might have shot themselves in the foot over this one. Personally, I think they shot themselves some place anatomically higher. No wonder the Speaker of the House is always crying. The Dummies on the Potomac.
Twenty-five years ago the federal government start pushing these arrests on state's legal systems. Now, we have an economy on the rope. They have thrown a huge amount of money at banks, big business and local and states government. And we are still in the mud. But no economist either at the Treasury Dept., Federal Reserve, universities or think tanks are even looking at the impact of all these broken families. If that 36 million arrest is correct, then 72 million men and women, have been throw out of the middle class into subsistence living. Or is the number 55 million and 110 million? No one knows and no one is even looking. But why should look? According to the Attorney General, we do not know how many arrests we have made.
And if the Tea Party is any indication, insurrection is brewing in the land. Just a coincident? Not likely. This is what happens when the government wipes out the middle class.
The idea for these arrests came from something called the Minneapolis Police Experiment (MPE) of 1981-82. In the experiment police offices were given pads with one of three words written on them; counsel, send or arrest. Counsel meant the officer was to try to mediate the couple's spat. Send was to send one of the spouses out of the house for eight hours as a cooling off period. Arrest was arrest one of the two spouses. The officer was to do as the top paper on the pad said to do. The experiment was set up by the Police Foundation and Lawrence W. Sherman was the lead researcher. The results show counseling resulted in a future assault in 24% cases, send was 19%, and the arrest option resulted in a future assault in only 10% of the cases. Perhaps a cheap way of cutting down future domestic violence.
In 1984 The U. S. Attorney General's Task Force of Domestic Violence recommended arrest as the primary weapon in domestic violence assault. Lawrence W. Sherman recommend not using the arrests because the MPE was just one study and it could be wrong. They ignored him. And by 1992, 93% of the police departments in the nation had adopted some form of mandatory arrest in domestic violence cases.
But by 1992 five more addition studies similar to the MPE became available. Lawrence W. Sherman reviewed all five studies. Then once again he wrote that the police should not use arrest. In two of the five studies, they found the same result as they did in the MPE, that an arrest cut down the odds of a future assault. But in the other three studies an arrest actually increase the odds of a future assault. So arresting someone in a domestic violence situation to cut down on future assaults did not work any better than just flipping a coin. I do not know if Lawrence W. Sherman is still alive. But fortunately he wrote a book call Policing Domestic Violence that was published in 1992.
So we have 800,000 American police officers arresting one in every six adults in the country and throwing 25% of the men, women and children out on the streets in an effort to enforce a policy that they knew did not work back in1992. And I had always assumed that you needed a man to really screw something up. Oh well, there goes another glass ceiling.
Why would they push an arrest policy that does not work? There are two schools of thought on the reason why. The first comes from Lawrence W. Sherman. He calls it the Law of Just Desserts. Revenge for slights and offenses, real or imagined. I am sure there are some that would argue that women are not vengeful. But what is that old saying? Hell hath no fury.....
The second idea comes from the mother of the second wave of feminism. I do speak of the brilliant Betty Friedan. In the Epilogue Chapter of the 20th Anniversary Edition of her book The Feminine Mystique, Betty relayed why she resigned as the first president of the National Organization of Women in 1970. Betty wrote that she, "was unable to openly fight the man haters and unwilling to front for them any more..." So man hating bigots no only existed 40 years ago, they were also grabbing power. Now Washington is funding them. Makes you wonder what bigots they will fund next. Maybe the Klan?
Feminists had always claimed that when women took over, we would have a kinder, gentler, more nurturing world. After 36 million arrests and 72 million evictions what we got was Joe Stalin.
The third wave of feminists do not like to call themselves feminists. The word feminist could be perceived as gender oppression. These third wave of whatever-we-call-you got that right The treachery of our legal system over the last 25 years may end up giving all feminists a bad name. Which would make us as bigoted as the man-hating feminists who got us into this mess to begin with.
So let us talk about those bureaucrats that do. These are the ones that actually carry out the evil deeds. I like call them the do-bies.
Any one swept up into legal mess is usually astonished at what they see. They cannot believe what the police, prosecutors and judges are doing. It is so blatantly wrong. Well, I can assure you that everything they do is logical and by the book. The confusion you have with them is you both are using different sets of books. You are using the old First Set of Books- the Constitution, the general laws or statutes and the court ruling sometime call Common Law. They are using the newer Second Set of Books. That is the collection of the policy, procedures and protocols. Once you know what set of books everyone is using, then everything they do looks logical and upright. And do not bother trying to argue with me that there is no Second Set of Books. I have my own copies at home. Or at least a good hunk of the important part of it.
I got my Second Set of Books when I sued the Jaffrey NH police department. Under the discovery rule, I write them with the material I wanted and it would arrive in the mail a few weeks later. I got the Police Academy Training Manual. I got the Department's Policy and Procedure Manual. I got the no-drop protocol that the attorney general sent to all his or her prosecutors. I even got the domestic violence protocols for the court system, one hundred pages worth. Once you read it the material, then you will know what the police, prosecutors and judges will do. They are completely predictable once you know what set of books they are using.
The police academy training manual states that an arrest in a domestic violence call is the preferred response. They cite the Minneapolis Police Experiment (MPE) as its justification. But the author of the MPE, Lawrence Sherman, said do not use arrest because five follow up studies show that it did not work. The would be a violation of the 4th Amendment in the First Set of Books against unreasonable search and seizure. Then there is that whole issue of whether the police have the right to arrest for any reason other than they believe a crime was committed.
The Jaffrey Police Department Policy and Procedures Manual states that if a wife says she does not want her husband arrested, the police are to ignore her, arrest the husband, and get with the prosecutor to see what they can work out. In other words, make the arrest and then see if you can Mickey Mouse it. The wife is eligible for spousal immunity. If she invokes it, then no statement she mades, written or oral, are admissible because she cannot be cross examined about it under oath. ( Did you say that? What did you mean when you said that?) With no statements the police have no probable cause in most cases to make an arrest. Also a violation of the 4th amendment in the First Set of Books.
The actor Nickolas Cage was drunk in New Orleans with his wife. Everyone else is drunk in New Orleans, so why should Nick be any different. He and his wife were arguing over which house the rented for their stay. Nick grab his wife's arm and started to lead her to his house. The police arrested Nick for domestic violence. His wife was stunned. That was not domestic violence. "Nothing we can do," the police explained to her. "Just following orders."
That is an accurate explanation for victims, even if they do not think of themselves as victims. The police have a zero tolerance towards any physical contact. Things might get worse in the future is the feminist logical for this present iron fist approach to domestic relations. I would have to agree with them. After all the arrests, poverty, homelessness and misery, I can assure you-things are going to get worse.
But that nothing we can do, just following orders the officers explain always sounds so timid and lame. The police need to punch their explanation up a bit, make it more authoritarian. And there is a quick, low cost way of doing it. The police officers only need to say it in its original German.
The state Constitution in NH said the prosecutors job is to promote justice. The Attorney Generals protocols said that domestic violence case are no-drop cases. (Unless, of course, they take the Deal. Continue the case for a year, go to counseling, and everything falls off the books after the year. They did after all find some way of getting rid of all these cases.)
The Attorney General can hire, fire, layoff, promote, demote, commend or award bonuses. The constitution is some old, quaint, dusty document up in the Statehouse some where. So which one do you think is going to get obeyed?
Prosecutors are funny. Some, maybe most, have egos the size of Cape Cod. But of the three, police, prosecutor and judges, prosecutors have the least protection. Micheal Nifong, the prosecutor in the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case, was fired, disbarred, convicted of a crime, and actually jailed for trying to enforce the no-drop prosecution protocol for sexual assault in the Duke case.
The prosecutor in my criminal case fared a little better. I filed a complaint with his boss for summoning my two daughters, ages 7 and 4, to court. I had already conceded that the facts were not in dispute. The trial would be about the law. No witness were need much less a couple of toddlers. He still summoned them. (The Second Set of Books tells the prosecutors to get a sympathetic face in front of the judge or jury. What's more sympathetic than toddlers.) The prosecutor could not refute my allegation because I enclosed a copy of the trial transcript. I had to pay for the transcript. When the prosecutor read it, he gave his two weeks notice and then blew town. That transcript was the best $46 I had ever spent in this life.
There is a name for what happens when a bureaucrat is destroyed by the First Set of Books for attempting to enforce the Second Set of Books. It is called the Abu Ghraib Syndrome. The people within the law enforcement community no longer seem to know the difference between the law, with its checks and balances, and the policies, procedure and protocols that constitute The Second Set of Books. In some cases you do not even know who wrote the policy, procedure or protocol. It could have been the local high school gym teacher for all anyone knows. Many of these bureaucrats are eventually going to learn the different between the First and the Second Set of Books. And my guess is that many of them are going to learn it the hard way. Because the only checks and balances in The Second Set of Books is The First Set of Books.
Judges routinely use our children as bargaining chips. Get the adult into counseling, continue the case for a year, and then drop it. This will open up the docket for the new arrests coming in next week. These judges that use our children are not honorable. Which is why I never use the term 'Your Honor' any more. I just call them judge.
Alex Baldwin, the actor, wrote that you have never seen a coward until you have seen a Los Angeles County judge. I call my judges-Sullivan, Arnold and even Runyon-cowards, too. When I first started observing them, nothing made sense. Arnold was completely infuriated when he was maneuvered into ruling not guilty. He verbally went up and down me so many times I lost count. What was the big deal? If I was not guilty just say and then we could all go home. But that was back in the days before I knew about The Second Set of Books.
I lost visitation with my two daughters when I got arrested. One was the victim-the other was the witness. After a not guilty, I expected to get visitation with my girls. But the divorce judge, Sullivan, decreed that counseling was in order and they would decide when we would reunite. I told the judge that the decision on whether these two girls had a father or a fatherless childhood was not leaving this courthouse. There would be a couple of reason for that decision.
First, by then I knew of the Second Set of Books. As much as I had prayed for the return of my children, I knew that this counseling might get thrown in the way. Judges are addicted to counseling like a meth-head is addict to crystal meth. Sullivan wrote in the divorce decree that he envision only one or two meetings with the counselor. There is no counseling done in the first meeting or two. It is intake-who's the players and what are the issues. But Sullivan was not interested in counseling. He merely wanted to unload the decision out of habit. And if we do not shut them down now, they will be doing it to our kids in twenty years from now when they have little ones running around the house.
Second, just exactly where does the buck stop with our legal system? Police have to make an arrest. The prosecutor has to pursue the case. Judges now also walk a away without rendering a verdict, and passing the buck does not constitute a decision. Can those mental health counselors slide the decision over to someone else? Just where does this end? Who is responsible? Who is accountable?
The mental health crowd is the third reason I said no. Some people think they are geniuses with their Masters and PH D's. Others think they are so wacky that they call them fruit loops. Well, I have a third name for them. Suckers. They did not get hired for their medical ability. They got these because they were willing to take these cases off the judge's hands. Which has done nothing for the credibility for their profession. We are not here to help-we are here to unload. And they created a liability that did not previously existed. If a judge releases a defendant and he goes kills someone, that judge or the judiciary cannot be sued. But a mental health worker, and their employer certainly can be held liable. Our judiciary is now using the mental health field like a ten dollar whore.
I sued Monadnock Family Services to make them go away. I told their lawyer Byron that they were a legitimate target for men. We settled for no money. They would have nothing to do with this reconciliation. The counselor was released. And they would no longer get involved in any domestic violence cases.
Every time we ended back in court over whatever squabbles, I would ask Judge Sullivan for my children back. The decision belong to the counselors he would tell me. But he knew he had screwed up. I could see it in his face. But he would not fix it. He would not step out of that box those domestic violence/sexual assault advocates had built for him. After five years, he retired to a part time position at the Littleton courthouse 120 miles away.
So when guys like Alex Baldwin and I call judges cowards, we have legitimate reasons for doing so. It is not good for judges to be called coward. It is unlikely that it is good for the rest of us.
I do not claim to have all The Second Set of Book. I know of one book that I do not have. And I would have love to read that one. That would be the seminar that the domestic violence and sexual assault advocates put on periodically for legal personnel including judges. These advocates are camped outside every state, not federal, courthouse in America. The U.S. Dept of Justice provides 50-100% of their funding depending on the program. They have three day seminars at resorts where everything is paid for except the liquor. Judges in NH are ordered to attend. Neither Sullivan or Arnold would confirm or deny they had attended. They actually said nothing. It must be like the Masons where they will not say anything about the organization until you show them the secret hand sign.
Supreme Court Judge Louis Brandeis once wrote that the best description of a judge is the impartial guardian of the rule of law. How does three days of wine, women and song contribute to impartiality? It does not. So it should not have been any surprise that they would not answer me. After all, they were not on trial. I was. But they are going to be. They were suppose to protect to rule of law not collaborate in its demise. They have failed miserably.
A guardian ad litem is an attorney appointed for a child. The attorney solely represents the child. I got one when I was first separated to get a neutral pair of eyes and ears on the family. I was disappointed in his findings.
A few years later, another guardian was appointed for one of the kids. A regular report filed with the Court painted me as some sort violent psychopath. I thought that was uncalled for seeing as we had never met. It start a flurry of nasty letters between until we both came to the conclusion that this was not about us. We ended on a friendly note.
At a Court hearing later on I approached him. I asked him if he had had any domestic violence training. He said yes, that it was required to become certified as a guardian ad litem. Another chapter for The Second Set of Books that I never managed to acquire.. So men, if you were thinking about getting a guardian ad litem for an unbiased assessment, then you should ask for the domestic violence material that certified the guardian. And do not worry that you are not sure what you are looking for. It will stand right out.
There are more sections of The Second Set of Books. Medical personnel are supposed to report suspected domestic violence. The college professor Angela Davis has a story of a Latino couple in California getting in trouble feeding the dog his liver for dinner. Mental health employees are also required. Think of Wendy threatening our kids with foster care. Teachers, day care providers, the list just goes on and on. The East German secret police, the Stazi, had 25% of the population on record as informers. The United States is not that high yet, but we are still growing.
These people-police, prosecutors and judges-are suppose to protect us. They are checks and balances to prevent injustice. That is why we spend so much money of police training. But if the police screw it up, the prosecutor can catch it. If the prosecutor misses it then the judge can step in to fix it. But if all three have been compromised, then what does one need to do to get justice? Go to the appeals court or the Supreme Court? That seem a little ridiculous particularly when the zero tolerance has arrests for something as trivial as touching.
On one hand we have the law. On the other hand we have what we are really going to do-the policies, procedures and protocols. The rule of law is dead. Now we have 50 states with legal systems as good as any third world banana republic. Men are demonized and the women and children end up as suffering as well.
So boys, we need to start burning down police stations and courthouses. The Second Set of Books originated in Washington. But the dirty deeds are being carried out by our local police, prosecutors and judges. These are the people we pay good money to protect us and our families. And what do we get for our tax money? Collaborators who are no different than the Vichy of France or the Quislings of Norway during the Second World War. All because they go along to get along. They are an embarrassment, the whole lot of them. And they need to be held accountable. So burn them out.
In the last 25 years they have arrested one in six adults in this country and forced 25% of the men, women and children into homelessness. In 50 years it will be one in three adults arrested and 50% of the men, women and children ending up homeless. Most of our kids will live to the age of 68 years old. As bad as it was for you, your children will have twice the odds of it happening to them.
Some of you will say that 50% homelessness sounds absurd. But 25% is absurd and that is already here. There is no evidence that the police, courts, or government is planning to do anything different in the immediate future. And they will not do anything different until we make it so uncomfortable that they must change. Bureaucracy at its worst. So burn them out. This is too important to be using that touchy-feeling coaching that is so popular with business these days. You need to flatten them, like Wile E. Coyote. They need to be taught never to replace the rule of law. BURN-THEM-OUT!
Most of the police stations built in New England over the last 20 years are stone or brick. Fortunately, the roofs are still wood. The advantage of fire on the roof is that it is above the sprinklers. But even the sprinklers going off work to our advantage. There is no way they can work in a building with six inches of water. And I am certain we will disrupt their momentum once they start working out of a FEMA trailers. If they still do not get the message, then burn down the trailers.
The easiest way of burning a building is with the Molotov cocktail. It was invented by the Finns when the Soviets invaded in 1939. You fill a bottle with gasoline and stuff a rag in the end for a wick. You light the wick and throw bottle, It shatters on impact spraying gas everywhere and the wick ignites the gas. Simple, readily available, and effective. And only two things to remember.
First, use a glass bottle. Thinner glass is better than thicker glass. You want it to shatter on impact. When I was teaching a kid at the high school on the West Side Worcester, MA. threw a Molotov cocktail into his school. Fortunately, he used a plastic bottle. It burned about three square inches of carpeting. I had to laugh when I said to myself, "Thank God for dumb kids."
Second, you need to tie the rag to the bottle. Nothing worse that throwing a Molotov cocktail, landing where you wanted it, and having it shatter perfectly. Then you noticed the wick had fallen out on the way to the target. No wick-no fire.
Some of these building will have brick faces and metal roofs. Just break a window and throw the Molotov cocktail inside. Carpets, furniture, computer plastic, even paint on the walls will burn. It is okay if the sprinkler goes off. I wonder if you can get hip waders over a gun belt?
We had a kid in my hometown that burned down the old junior high school. He walked up to the front door one night with a can of lighter fluid. The applicator on the end squirts the lighter fluid out. He squirted under the door and along the seams and lit a match. The kid took out the entire old part of the building. Why are kids so competent when it is something they should not be doing?
There will be some casualties in this war. Some killed, some wounded, some captured. Some of them will be theirs. Some of the casualties will be ours.
Now, nobody wants to get killed. But let us look at your life. You are broke after paying child support. She and the kids are not doing any better. None of you are middle class any more. You have no say in the kids education, their health treatment, you may not even have visitation with your sons and daughters. And everything you thought you knew to be true-the rule of law, the sanctity of the of the family, the belief that government was there to nurture your brood-all turned out to be a lie. Face it boys, we are no longer fathers. We are just piggy banks.
So you are not losing anything by picking up the Molotov cocktail. It may be too late for us. But without something changing, your kids will have double the odds of it happening to them. That will knock them out of the middle class again, providing they ever get back in. And their kids, your grandchildren, will end up damaged goods before it is over. So it is okay to run. You just need to turn around and run at them. They are no way as imposing as they seem. They only do what they do for a paycheck.
Television would make us believe that people get arrested because of fingerprints, DNA, facial recognition, and instruments that can tell where a substance was made and here is the local distributors. It is Hollywood crap. Most of the people in prison are there for one key reason. They could not keep their mouths shut. They told someone. That someone told others. The cops hear it and start looking at them for a suspect. That how it works in real life.
This need to confess seems to be primeval. Just human nature. But if you cannot keep a secret, do not expect the one you tell to keep their mouth shut. There is only three people I know for certain they will keep their mouths shut. That would be Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
I only managed to get the main door of the Cheshire County Courthouse in Keene, NH. I would appreciate it if some of you boys would finish the job for me. They harmed my children. The place is evil. So take it out
Some where along the line I picked up the crazy notion that it is better to be dead as a free man than to live as a serf. The government needs to be a little more careful about what they teach in our schools.
And bring a can of spray paint to these fires. Paint the word COLLABORATORS ( two L's with an S on the end) on the building before you burn it. Maybe we can shame them back to the rule of law. And we do want the police to know exactly who burned the building. Then the police can start interviewing the usually suspects, all 36 million of us.
We have covered the do-bies. Now let us look at the bureaucrats that say-ers.
The Second Set of Books originated in Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) which is part of the United States Department of Justice. Some of these policies, procedures and protocol were developed locally. But the local results would be sent up to OVW and, if approved, would disperse it out to all 50 states. They are smart, clever, bigoted and able to lie as well as any politician that ever called Washington home. In other words, they have now become Washington insiders.
But what makes them so uniques is their anger towards men, any man. They are so twisted in their hatred of men that they are positively scary. And it is not what they are doing to men that makes them frightening. You would expect that. No, it is what they are doing to the women and children that makes them so twisted.
When the Pentagon drops a bomb on innocent civilians the military calls it Collateral Damage. It sounds better than, "Yeah, we killed a bunch of women and children." Those poor, innocent, stupid civilians have always been caught in the middle since the time we were fighting with rocks.. Your wife and kids are Collateral Damage in the war against you, the man in the family. For 25 years these feminists at OVAW have been willing to sacrifice the women and children to get you. And they cannot claim ignorance about what they are doing. Under the VAWA the federal government is funding at least 1,800 homeless shelters. As long as the Office for Violence Against Women exists in the U.S. Department Justice , no American man, women or child will be safe in their own home.
If you ask these feminists why are the shelters all full, they will not say because of all the arrests. The shelters are full because of men. But they knew from the beginning that this was not man bad-woman good thing. The year was 1976. Two things would happen that year.
First, someone at the U.S. Dept of Justice decided to count the dead bodies. In 1975 there were 1522 women killed in domestic violence. And for men killed in 1975? The dead for men was 1506. Statistically equal a friend tells me so.
If you had asked me before the study, I would have assumed that women were getting the worst of it. But I would be looking at it by genders. What I should have been looking at was species, homo-sapiens, human beings. Men are human-women are human. Being the same species you would expect the same results from both genders. And that is exactly what the dead bodies told us.
The second thing that happened in 1976 was the first domestic violence survey was released. It was so new the time that they called it family violence. Murray Straus of UNH and Richard Gellars from a school in RI were the researchers. They did not find two perpetrators of domestic violence, but three. Men initiated violence 25.7% of the time: women 25.2%, and the other 49.1% was the two going after each at the same time. These two people going after each other at the same time is well recognized in law. The law in NH calls that mutual combat. Men are human. Women are human. And once again we found both genders acting the same manner.
So how did we end up with the theory of man bad-woman good that the government at all levels is using? The feminist writer Susan Brownmiller wrote In Our Time that," the way you get funding and church donations is to talk about the pure victims. If you talk about the impurity of the victim, the sympathy vanishes." If women get to be good then men get what is left-bad. Man bad-woman good was originally a funding raising technique. After 35 years, it has turned into official government dogma at all levels, from the local cop on the beat to the White House. Men need to be punished, restrained and retrained. Your wives and children are, unfortunately, just collateral damage in this effort to punish men. So you were not dreaming it. There really is a government pogrom against men.
When a man batters or kills, there is no excuse. When a woman commits the same act, there is nothing but excuses. Simple though inaccurate. But there is one redeeming aspect to men being demonized. Now we men can act like devils. And we do not even need to apologize for it. Men are going to start acting just like they made us out to be. As an old high school semi-punk I can assure you boys of one thing. This is going to be fun. You guys are going to end up laughing like hyenas.
The money funded under the VAWA is split in two when it leaves the Treasury. Part goes the Health and Human Services for fund these domestic violence homeless shelters. If that 36 million number is correct, and it is all that we have, then the 1.44 million arrests a year will be made producing 2.88 million homeless Americans each year. Women and children constitute 60% of these homeless people, 1.7 million Americans a year. Shutting down these shelters would be cruel. What would these women and children do then? Go live under a bridge. No, we are stuck with these shelters for a while. But there is one thing that Congress needs to fix when they fund them again.
These shelters do not allow men on the property let alone inside the residences. Why is it against the law to use federal money on organizations that discriminate against black, Jews, gays or even women but it is okay to do so against men? Men contributed half that tax money. Eight years ago a man in California fled with his children after the police warned him to get out after they had arrested the wife and mother. None of the shelters would take him and the kids in because he was a man. I wonder if this would survive a legal gender discrimination challenge in a federal court?
A society without men is freakier than a world without blacks or Jews. That is not to say blacks or Jews are any less worthy. It just that there are more men in the world than blacks or Jews even if you combined them. If these feminist had to deal with men on a regular basis, then maybe the country would not be in the pickle we are in now.
There is a third reason to end this discrimination, something of a more practical nature. Apparently, some women like to have sex with men. But men are barred from the property. Suddenly, that 15 year boy two doors down starts looking real good. It might even be fun breaking in this new meat. So this woman driven into insolvency by the push for domestic violence arrests now finds herself charged as a pedophile because someone barred men from her world. With domestic violence advocates as friends, who needs enemies.
This shelters came up with a novel approach to fixing the pedophile problem. Male children over the age of thirteen are barred from staying there. Too troublesome. The family broke up when the father was thrown out of the house. Now a second break up is happening with the teenage boys. Perhaps a relative has one bed available. Maybe the family of a high school friend would take him in their home. If neither option works then that is okay. He can move in with his father. Then they will both be sleeping in the car down by the river.
Children of these parents also suffer. They used to have their own bedroom in a safe town with good schools. First they have a shelter, then Section 8 public housing. An urban school. Maybe good-maybe not. Kids learn how to be tough in an urban environment. The kids might go bad or they could come out just fine. But there will be no clunky car as a teenager. There will be no saving fund for college. There will be no monetary gift to use as a down payment for a starter home. This tradition of the older generation giving the younger generation a financial leg up has been ruin due to the older generation's lack of money. Financially, the older generation is merely treading water. It will take generations after these present two generations to repair the economic damage to these families.
So we are stuck with funding these shelters for a while. These women and children have no place left to go. Some of you guys may think that these feminist caused the problem and then created the solution. But homeless shelters are not a solution. They are just barely a band aid.
The remaining money under VAWA goes to the United States Department of Justice for the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW). As long as OVW exists then the government is at war with men. As long as there is a pogrom against men, then women and children are going to end up as collateral damage. So there is no need for discussion about OVW going. The only thing we need to figure out is which of the two ways we can use to get rid of them-the easy way or the hard way.
And boys, do not try to burn down Washington's Dept. of Justice Building in an effort to get rid of the Office of Violence Against Women. Their offices are over at N Street.
The easy way is using Congress. The VAWA comes up for funding every five to seven years. Next time it comes up, Congress votes no and everyone at the OVW gets a pink slip in late September. Nice and simple except nothing is simple in Washington. We, the people out here in the sticks, do not always know what the dynamics are in Washington. There might be one method of getting Congress on course. Have Congress demand that the Attorney General get, and release the arrests figures. Or have the President order it. He is usually fearless after he makes up his mind. And this is too large and too well known to continue the Washington plausible deniable routine. Then they will know how much trouble they are in because of these arrests.
There are 220 million adults 18 or older in this country of both sexes. If my figure of 36 million is correct, then that is 16.4% of the adults have been arrested. It could be as high as 55 million or 25%. It might be as low as 22 million or 10%. Whatever the number there are two things that Congress should know. First, is the fellow who discovered the arrests in Minneapolis back in 1992 said do not use it because it does not work. And second, the people arrested now constitute a Fifth Column here in the United States. Our loyalty to Washington is gone. But what did these genuises on the Potomac expect? They have harmed our children. If they think Al Qaeda is a pain in the ass, wait to they see what Americans can do once their fuse is lit.
I am certain the Attorney General will sit for months on the request for the number of domestic violence arrests. Then he will explain that they do not readily have the number and that some sort of Manhattan Project effort will be needed in time and money. Nonsense. When Washington started these arrests in 1984 over 6.3 personal computers were sold here in the U.S. That figure does not include all the mini's, midi's and mainframe computers sold that year. There is no way they can pretend that this data does not exist in electronic storage. A request to Ohio for the arrests 1984-2010 would tie up a state clerk for an hour, including their 15 minute coffee break. Time for the truth boys and girls. Because this is not going away.
The hard way is more time consuming, cost more money and is full of headaches. Because the only way of removing a department from the federal government without the consent of Congress is to take out the entire federal government.
The first time I heard that, I said that is ridiculous. We cannot run this country without a federal government. But we will replace the old government with something new and improved. The new government would honor the debts incurred by the old government. There are a lot of useful reasons for starting with a clean slate.
The bipartisan debt commission released their recommendation for cleaning up the $14 trillion we have borrowed over the years. Convention wisdom has it that Congress has no stomach for any of the recommendations.
But a new government could install those recommendation on day one. Three years later, most Americans will not remember that anything is different. The old government laid off its employees when it closed. The new government is hiring. But instead of 65,000 employees at the Dept. of Education, the new government is only hiring 45,000. Instead of an average federal wage of $70,000 a year, the new average will be $52,000. The new government will have to write a tax code. Everyone pays 15% with no deductions. How many IRS employees could you get rid of if there were no more deductions? Any thing is possible with a new government.
Normally over-throwing a elected government is considered treason. Treason is punishable by death here in the United States. But there is one way of over throwing the government. That is through the ballot box. Then it is not treason but democracy. Allegedly, Washington is in favor of democracy, particularly if their candidate wins.
There is no legal mechanism in the Constitution or the Federal code of the United States for dissolving the government of the United States. So that is what we need first. Congress would need to write it. We get them to do it through the ballot initiative.
A ballot initiative is when enough registered voters sign a petition to get a question on the ballot for the next election. The following would be a sample of what the question would look like in New Hampshire.
That all elected representatives from the state of New Hampshire to both houses of the United States Congress are to propose and advance a bill that would set up a legal mechanism to dissolve the United States government should the people decide to do so in a general election by a simple majority.
If this initiative passes in all 50 states then Congress will be stuck. They will have to write the law to dissolve. If they do not I suspect within ten years they will be standing in a stairwell at the British or French embassy with a suitcase in hand waiting to get to a rooftop helicopter. I doubt if they will be thinking about the humiliation of being thrown out of the country. They will be far too busy worrying about what will happen if the mob gets their hands on them.
Washington has not got a friend in the world. Even the British and Israelis loath them now. Kind of a bad time to be losing domestic support. And what they done over the last 25 years? They have wiped out the middle class pandering to a special interest group of bigots. And in typical Washington fashion, they did not even know they did it.
This Ivy League inbreeding in Washington has produced an elite that knows what best. Everyone else-husbands, wives, police officers, prosecutors, judges, attorney generals and guardian ad litems-are to shut up and do what they are told. The rule of law is gone, replaced by the policies, procedures and protocols of The Second Set of Books. Which means the federal government will be going shortly. For the government being unable to deliver the rule of law is like an auto mechanic who claims he does not know how to change the engine oil. A certain minimum competency is required. So it looks like the parents of the Washington elite were right. One can be too smart for their own good.
Betty Friedan wrote that the feminist revolution, like any revolution, would have its excesses. Losing the rule of law is too great to call it a mere excess. It is a catastrophe. It is the heart, mind and soul between the people and their government. These feelings of betrayal by losing it may be permanent. I have 21 years of Army service going back to the Vietnam War. My loyalty to the government should be a given. It is gone. I am certain it will never return regardless of how long I might have lived.
It was another woman that lead us in to this decision to clean house inside the beltway. Something she taught us fifty years ago. You simply look at those folks in Washington and then ask yourself the old Ann Landers question, "Am I better off with them, or without them? Are my children better off with them, or without them?" They are sinking like stones.
Washington, DC was chose as the capital because it was the geographical center or the old Colonies. Today, the geographical center of the country is just west of St. Louis Missouri. The new government can set the capital anywhere in the United States it wants. Imagine how many rodents, insects and parasites they could lose by moving 1500 miles west.
Whether you replace the federal government or not, men are still going to need a legal defense center for men. Something like the NAACP used to get black people their rights. The only checks and balances in the Second Set of Books is the First Set of Books. Which means lawsuits. Now I know you guys are broke. Some of you have had your wives and kids thrown into homelessness. So I completely understand when you tell me that you are broke. But if everyone who has been arrested throws in $10.00 a year then the legal defense center will have a war chest of $360 million. You can buy a whole bunch of lawsuit with that kind of money.
The Ball family has been supplying sergeants to the Army since at least the Revolutionary War. Elijah served as a sergeant in Cushing's Regiment at the Battle of Bennington. His commanding officer was a general from NH with a name of John Stark. General Start was a clever warrior. He was responsible for the bulk of the heavy casualties the British suffer at their victory at Bunker Hill. His orderly, fighting withdrawal allowed the other units on the hill to not only retreat but collect their wounded on the way out.
General Stark would repeat this performance on three hill tops outside the village of Bennington VT one hot August day in 1777. At the end of the battle, the British lost over 900 men killed or captured. The Colonists suffered 30 dead. Two months later, the depleted British army would surrender at Saratoga. That victory at Saratoga would bring the French into the war. John Stark was the most competent general this country ever produced. For that reason alone his men loved him.
But as brilliant as he was on the battlefield, General Stark would become even more famous for something he said. In 1809 the veterans of Bennington decided to have one last reunion. A delegation called on the General with his invitation. But the General was old and frail. He could not attend. But he did send a message, "You tell the boys I said live free or die. That death is not the worst of evil." Since 1945 the State of New Hampshire has stamped Live Free or Die on every pen, coffee mug, license plate and highway sign that they have gotten their hands on.
I think the General and his sergeant would be please that his words have elevated from the novelties and bric-a-brac to something more dignified like a courthouse door. Neither of them would give a second thought to the mess left over after the fire was extinguished. War has always been a grim business. Civil wars are usually worse.
But they would be trouble by the new enemy. Oh, they understood when a government betrays it people. They took up arms against the super power of their day to get relief for their grievances. But the enemy we face now is the government that these men birthed at places like Bennington, Saratoga and Bunker Hill. Government is no different than the food in a refrigerator. Given enough time both will go bad.
The smartest person I knew in this life was my mother. Perhaps that is true of all of us. Maybe I just got lucky. She was a nurse by trade. She worked in a time when Western medicine made that final transition from butchery to science. But it would not be her nursing skills that made her extraordinary. No, it would be this one incredible knack she had that I had only modest success at mimicking in my life. If she had something important to say to you, she would say and then never mention it again. She would talk about it if you raised the issue. But she never mentioned it twice on her own. And, oddly, you always heard her.
But she did have one favorite saying. I must have heard in a thousand times in the eighteen years I lived under her roof. It always came at the end of the conversation as she peeled away to see if it was time for Perry Mason or Lawrence Welk. She would turn her head to the side, and over her shoulder she would say, "And the only thing you really have in this world is your family." Now, thanks to the United States Government, neither we nor our children have that.
. I have three things to say to my children. First, Daddy loves you. Second, you are my three most favorite people in the world. And last, that you are to stick together no matter how old you get or how far apart you live. Because it is like Grandma always said. The only thing you really have in this world is your family.