Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Obamacare Will Not Be Overturned

I have heard that from many courtroom observers that the Supreme Court will overturn Obamacare, given the rhetoric and questioning that they gave the government’s lawyers sent there to defend that monstrous bill.  I have my doubts though and this is largely due to the inherent nature of the Supreme Court as a whole and its tendency to uphold or increase government power grabs such those.

First of all, have you ever heard of a significant bill that was ever overturned by the Supreme Court, even when it was blatantly unconstitutional?  I have heard mutterings of some bills here or there, but nothing significant like Obamacare.  In most cases, the Supreme Court upholds the Federal government’s power grabs and writes their own wordy, sophomoric justifications for their decisions.  Most of the time, these justifications are written in legalese which only a few law professors can understand.  That in and of itself is a problem as the Constitution is a very simple, easy to understand document.  There is no complexity about it and the words used more or less have the same meaning that they do today.  So why do they dig into it and assume there is some hidden meaning?

It happens all the time regardless of whether there is a “conservative” justice or a “liberal” one.  Usually, there is some justification for land grabs, torture, search and seizure without a warrant, Federal anti-drug laws, and various other injustices.  I think the worst decision ever handed down was the Wickard v. Filborn in which they all decided that the Federal government has the right to regulate all economic activity, essentially rubber stamping Socialist legislation.

But then we hear about all the good cases that the court has decided on.  The most prominent being Brown v. Board of Education.  This case, however, never would have happened had it not been for the decision made in Plessy v. Ferguson, which was a decision handed down by a previous court.  And few know that following the Brown decision, the Warren court imposed integration on various school districts which ran counter to what was previously decided upon with Brown.

Another argument might be that there are conservatives in the court would overturn the bad law.  Unfortunately, this did not happen with the McCain-Feingold bill, where Congress essentially ensured that incumbents would have an even greater chance of getting re-elected by limiting the finances of their opponents and limiting the speech of private organizations who might oppose them.  I kept hearing from many conservatives about how it would be overturned in the Supreme Court and when the decision was handed down, no one said a word.  On a side note, these are the same jokers who keep telling me that Romney will be different than Obama, but was Obama really that different from Bush?

The reason that the Supreme Court will not overturn this bad law is because the Supreme Court is full of sociopathic morons who display a hubris that makes Congress and Bilderberg insiders blush.  They presume to know everything about everything and operate like gods within their temple (seriously their courthouse resembles a modern day Greek temple).  Meanwhile, they do not realize how foolish they really are.  For example, former Justice Thurgood Marshall spent much of his time watching soap operas and said that you can learn a lot about human nature from them.  He also soiled himself while giving his farewell speech when he finally resigned as a Justice.

Not pick on Justice Marshall, as there are many others who were probably stuck with severe mental handicaps brought on by old age as well, but still managed to function in a manner that resembled coherence.  Former Chief Justice Rehnquist, for example, was probably crapping himself on a regular basis as he died of old age while still serving on the court.  I question his mental capacity as well.

No, I do not put my trust in the court system of the United States to do what is right because they are, by and large, Statists who believe in their moral superiority whole-heartedly.  They think themselves to be gods among men and they are dangerous individuals to boot.  They hold fast to their traditions and precedents like they are golden laws handed down by their immortal ancestors.

On the bright side, I believe that regardless what the court says, the states still have the right to nullify Obamacare.  If President Obama himself can ignore Congress and the court system, then why can’t the states as well?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stimulus High Fading, Dollar, Gold, History According to Obama

We are in a very grave situation. The fake "recovery" (brought on by the creation of fiat dollars) is being exposed as the fraud it is, and now we face the major economic crisis that realists have warned about...

Friday, April 20, 2012

Walking on Pins and Needles

Author’s Note: this post was inspired by Doug Casey’s article on how Sociopaths are running the United States.  I encourage you to go and read it as it is probably one the best things I’ve read in the past few months, including books.

Everyday I wake up and feel like our country is walking on pins and needles, placed there by your friendly bureaucrat (I say friendly in the sense that they are like the Public Relations folks who lie with a smile on their faces and a troll with a hand up their ass controlling their very words).  I go to the Internet and read about countless infractions on liberty, freedom, and downright decency perpetrated all in the name of safety, security, and, in rare instances, morality.  Most of the time, the rubes who live around me, who tend to out-vote and thus nullify my voice in these matters, will justify the needles and pins and tell me that everything is all right or that this is all for our own good.

Meanwhile, our country’s governments, at most levels, are being run by sociopaths.  Sure, not all the politicians who get voted in are sociopaths.  But the ones who control most of the policies and procedures that implement the ridiculous laws passed are.  Let’s first look at the people, though, who pass the laws in the first place.

First of all, why do have a permanent group of individuals, at all levels of government, passing new laws?  Even God when He passed on the 613 laws to the Israelites through Moses didn’t come back the following year and add 613 more.  He simply gave them the laws they were to follow, along with the punishments to be doled out in the event of breaches of said laws, and left the people to follow them.  Hell, none of the prophets of the nation of Israel ever added new things to them.  They simply demanded that the people return to the laws of their nation’s founding, much like the modern liberty movement has been pushing for (think the kind of person who supports idea of Ron Paul for President and not the man himself).  The point of this is that we simply do not need new laws, we just need a select few laws with a small budget for enforcing them.

I could probably count on my two hands (no, not the Ten Commandments) the number of laws we really need and the punishments that should be doled out for violating them.  Yet there are over 10,000 Federal laws (I heard that 40,000 bills were passed so far this year alone in Congress) on the books and probably more in each state you live in as they deal with most of the crime that takes place in the country.  To top that off, you have local ordinances and homeowner’s association policies that most people have to deal with, usually enforced by bored people who get their rocks off by intimidating and harassing others.  Fortunately for us, those kind of people do not have the intelligence, charisma, or appearance to reach the upper echelons of power.

Secondly, the people who write the laws are either failures at life, as they are mostly likely lawyers by profession but too incompetent to go into private practice, or businessmen whose business ventures tanked and they lacked the imagination or drive to try again.  What this means is that you have bunch of people with a collective inferiority complex getting together in order to gain power, or what they consider to be power.  It is not hard to see why it is so easy to pay them off.  All you have to do is stroke their egos, appeal to their pride, and they will bend over to receive the gifts from the devils.  But sooner or later, the devils come back with their due.  Usually in the form of new laws that have thousands of pages with millions of words that effectively amount to legal vomit.  They then eagerly pass said laws without reading them or even bothering to really question their conscious on these matters.  They react with malice when the people call them on it because they are too afraid to confront their own moral decay and spiritual ugliness.

There are exceptions to these kind of people, of course, but they are rare.  Ron Paul, as a popular example, was a successful doctor.  He could have made millions delivering babies and probably would have better served society in that capacity as a whole.  But when Nixon, a clear sociopath, “temporarily” took us off what was left of the gold standard, he was one of the few people to see the serious and dire consequences that would result from this action and thus became a member of Congress.  Meanwhile, Congress by and large has rejected him consistently for decades.  Now, I’m not saying Ron Paul is perfect.  I have my disagreements with him (mainly in the area of his justifications for pork-barrel spending), but compared to the vast majority of others who have held office or are in office right now, he may as well be the Second Coming (he is not of course).

While we have sociopaths who effectively write our laws and pretend to be smarter than the average bear, we have an instituted group of psychopaths who are hired, permanently of course, to enforce said laws as they see fit.  Usually when a law is passed, it requires some form of enforcement.  That is basic political science.  The whole reason for a law is usually to change the actions and behaviors of society as a whole.  Doing so requires some form of coercive force, otherwise, the laws passed are nothing more than a wasted piece of paper.  Now I have to ask: what kind of people would want to exert force on other people?

It’s a relevant question when it comes to government.  For example, where did all these TSA workers come from?  My guess is that they were welfare cases but then found a job where they could get back at the white man for all the perceived injustices perpetrated against them (Note to moochers: you suck and it’s your fault you suck and no one else’s).  Of course, this may be an exception, but honestly, what kind of person would willingly grope a small child, an elderly woman, make someone take off their adult diaper, make a woman drink her own breast milk, detain a Senator for several hours (which is unconstitutional, by the way), and so many other egregious things?  Not someone you would want to give the time of day.  Or much else for that matter.

Now, some of these people, especially those at the lower levels, may just be a little on the below average side of things, to put it politely.  They may not have the capacity to truly think for themselves and thus are unable to properly question authority figures on the moral nature of what they are doing.  This is why humanity as a whole has always called for leaders rather than manage their own lives.  Milgram’s obedience experiment also proved that most people look to others for moral guidance rather than question the nature of the authority figures.  Such loyalty only serves to stroke the ego of the authorities and increase their pride, thus they begin to think of themselves as gods rather than men.  After all, gods need not be bound to the conventional definitions of right and wrong, right?

Perhaps I have such people all wrong, in that the underlings may not be sociopaths per se, but merely damaged individuals looking for meaning in life in some form or another.  Unfortunately, there are plenty of sociopaths out there who have no other desire than to use other people for their own gain and they are all too willing to make the damaged into their minions.  However, in the upper echelons of government power, we see people who are downright insane creating and pushing policies and procedure that are designed to enforce the laws that were passed by their fellow sociopaths in the legislative branch.  Most of the time, the problem is not the laws itself, but the implementation of said laws.  For example, most people seem to continue to think that certain substances should be illegal, like marijuana.  However, when the law was first passed to ban it, do you think the legislators or the people who supported ever thought that the police should be allowed to do no-knock SWAT raids, execute search warrants based on anonymous tips, and be allowed to harass citizens in the manner that they do today?  The fact that Indiana had to pass a law to affirm a citizen’s right to fight back against a police officer who is perpetrating a crime against said citizen is quite a testament of how bad things really are when it comes to law enforcement officers.

Of course, nothing got like this overnight.  Those pins and needles I wrote about earlier are really just annoyances on their own after all.  If there were one or two lying around, we could easily spot them, step over them, and ignore them.  But now there are so many that it is hard to keep track.  Because of government, the individual is a person who is walking on pins and needles hoping not to get stuck by some law, regulation, policy, or procedure that the sociopaths have imposed on us.  And now, more and more people are realizing that there is no point to any of these needles anymore and the sociopaths and psychopaths who placed them there are getting more and more desperate.  Their reign is coming to an end soon and they know it.  I wish I could say that things will get better when they are gone, but they won’t.  Our society so spiritually broken and disjointed now because of decades of utopianism and the abandonment of true values which has been foisted upon us in order to control us, I doubt we will see a better person take over and fix things.  More than likely, it will simply be another sociopath who has a new set of pin and needles to lay out before us.

Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio Interviewed on Liberty Cap Talk Live!

Stefan Molyneux discusses libertarianism, anarchism, Ron Paul and the future of freedom on Liberty Cap Talk Live.


But The Lying Fake Liberals Told Us There Was No "Life or Death Struggle"!

Possible New Evidence Shows George Zimmerman's Bloodied Head

As eminent an authority as Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said "Everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense. Everything." but a lying little poser fake leftist told us in a comment at his own lying post (George Zimmerman video shows no signs of a "life or death" struggle) that "Paranoia is not justification for murder". Maybe not, but self-defense when someone is bashing your head into the ground IS justification for use of deadly force.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ron Paul: End the IRS and Abolish the Income Tax

The taxes that we pay are a symptom of runaway government - Ron Paul



From a 2010 Slavery Tax Day speech...





These are the ideas that will win young hearts and minds in the coming years, not the retread ideas of fake liberals whose only refrain is "the rich aren't paying their fair share" and "taxes are the price you pay for civilization" (actually, an out of control government that has spent us into ruin).

Think about the GOP candidates, as well. Would Newt, Rick or Mitt even propose getting rid of the income tax completely as a long term goal? NO! They couldn't, because their support of "compassionate" big government "conservatism" and the US world military empire and endless wars won't allow them to. They are as much in love with the power that big government gives them (and that makes them rich through crony capitalism) as any "liberal" big spending Democrat.

Ron Paul is the only candidate for President who represents real change. And, polls still show he can beat Obama.






Why Do All The Kids Love Ron Paul? (reason #2)

Part 2 of a 10 part series...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Are Democrats Against Your Mom?

Unlike Ann Romney (who rumor has it hasn't worked a day in her life) my mom hasn't worked in 40 years. She did once, but she gave it up to...well, I'm not sure. That's another subject. She just managed to find a way to live without earning money on her own. That's easier for a woman. Just find a man willing to support you.

Hugo and the Andersen Man

Just watched Hugo. It made me think again of my mechanical man story I've been mulling over for a while. It has an anarchist theme, so you know it'll be good. I hope to post the beginning here at SE soon. Let's just say the Andersen Man was built to guard liberty, which means he is an enemy of the state.

Anyone else?

...sick of hearing about the Titanic? Okay, here's the story: Big Boat hits an iceberg, sinks, and a lot of people die. Even the survivors are dead now. It was 100 years ago. Get over it!

Gerald Celente - Jeff Rense Show

Friday, April 13, 2012

Patrick Henningsen and Aaron Dykes interviewed by Mike Adams about America's race war escalation

...an interview with InfoWars reporter Patrick Henningsen who explains the manipulated escalation of the race war in America.

Julian Assange's The World Tomorrow

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz: Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit ‘Irresponsible And Unethical’

“Everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense. Everything.”-Alan Dershowitz


Dershowitz called the affidavit justifying Zimmerman’s arrest “not only thin, it’s irresponsible.” He went on to criticize the decision to charge Zimmerman for second degree murder by special prosecutor Angela Corey as being politically motivated.-Harvard Prof. Alan Dershowitz: Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit ‘Irresponsible And Unethical’

He says "a good judge will throw this out".




"This affidavit doesn't even make it to probable cause. Everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense. Everything. Even if he [Zimmerman] was the provocateur you still have traditional self-defense under Florida law. If in fact Zimmerman provoked him but then Martin got on top and was banging his head against the ground, he still has a traditional right of self-defense."

Karl Hess on Anarchism and the Libertarian Party




Anarchism in America DVD

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Why Do All The Kids Love Ron Paul? (reason #1)

Outstanding Quote of the Moment!

First we got no photos of him, while the meme of "racist white man (source of all evil on earth) shoots innocent black teen for no reason at all" was driven into our heads. Then, when the first, now obviously photo-shopped, picture appeared, it was "racist white Hispanic (half evil) kills innocent black teen for no reason at all." But whatever happened that night, the obviously intelligent Zimmerman is probably doomed to be found guilty in a Soviet-style show trial, and murdered in a race-riven prison, to advance the racial divide-and-conquer strategy of the regime. That was inevitable, as soon as the Kenyan-American called for it, against the Peruvian-American. - Lew Rockwell

Liberty Chat 2012! Featuring Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio

The Left Doesn't Care (they just exploit issues to gain more power for the state over our lives!)

Black men named Trayvon get killed all of the time in America, so why does the left fail to express consistent outrage? Is there something different about the slaying of Trayvon Martin...or is the real problem that the left tolerates extraordinary violence against black men in America?




Double Standard: Black Men Named Trayvon Get Killed all the Time, But The Left Doesn't Care


Of course the left tolerates that violence, because most of it is black on black and so it's not "racist". They also ignore outright racist black on white violence, because that just doesn't fit their racist, statist agenda. The liars and race hustlers have also incited violence against innocent whites (though we have to remember in the mind of a statist leftist, all whites are guilty anyway) all across America in the wake of their agitation in the Zimmerman/Martin affair, but that's okay, because it's not a "hate crime" when the perpetrators skin is black.

To create a race issue out of the death of Martin, the left first had to lie, of course, because it wouldn't do for a Latino to have shot Trayvon. Zimmerman had to "become white". The race baiting liars thanked their non-existant God and white Jesus that at least poor George (who has become the real victim thanks to the left) didn't have a last name like Rodriguez or Hernandez. So he was tranformed into a "white Hispanic" even though in photos he doesn't look white at all. Then, at the beginning, they had to lie some more, and say that Zimmerman said the word "coons" (which hardly anyone ever says anymore as a racial slur- isn't it more likely he would have used the N word?) when on the phone with 911 (more likely he said "punks", by the audio evidence) and that it was Zimmerman that brought up Martin's race (NBC had originally edited the audio to make it appear that he did, when in fact, Zimmerman was only responding to the 911 dispatcher's questions as to the suspect's race).

That turned the whole thing into a race issue when it never was in the first place. One could argue that Zimmerman was in the wrong, or even that he commited murder, but not that race was a primary or any real factor at all in the shooting. But the phony left always lies to create these divisions and distractions from real issues, like the complete breakdown of the black family (that has helped create the real violence that has devasted black America) over decades as a result of "liberal" policies.

Dangerous Radioactive Wave To Hit Entire US Food Supply By Next Year

The dangerous radioactive wave from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan will hit the US West Coast and have deadly consequences for the entire U.S. food supply.

Zimmerman Not Guilty!

Zimmerman has wounds consistent with being knocked on his back and beaten. After at least 40 seconds of getting beat by Martin, Zimmerman had no choice but to shoot in self defense or risk death or great bodily injury. This means his use of force is justified and he is not guilty of murder or manslaughter.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Is Bret Alan Insane?

He at the very least shows all the signs of having a severe mental disorder, so draw your own conclusion.

Ron Paul on News and Views

Joseph McCarthy 2?

Tea party darling Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on Tuesday warned that as many as 80 Democratic lawmakers are members of the Communist Party.-Allen West suggests 80 House Dems are Communist Party members


This is so irrelevant to anything, but is typical of the nonsense distractions engaged in by "conservatives". West "heard" that some Democrats in the house are "Communists". Ho Hum. They're all filthy statists, and so are nearly all of West's fellow Republicans. West has been touted as a Romney VP pick, suggested by Sarah Palin herself and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (also mentioned as a potential Romney VP choice) West has said he would consider joining the ticket if it was the right "fit". Well, West, I have some news for you...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Israel - not Iran - is a nuclear power out of control

Israel has branded German poet Günter Grass "persona non grata", amid calls he be stripped of his Nobel Prize. But did Grass really inflame hatred against the Israeli people, or has he fallen victim to the politicization of taste?-http://youtu.be/x83aAme0JQc


About Time!

The lying "liberals" who have been spouting off endlessly about Zimmerman/Martin (including many intellectually dishonest bloggers) have, in most cases, failed to mention ONCE the outrage of the New Black Panthers offering an illegal bounty on George Zimmerman's head, or the lack of investigation of the matter on the part of B.O.'s "Justice" Department.


In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, a family member of George Zimmerman asked the nation’s top law enforcement officer why he has chosen to not arrest members of the New Black Panther Party for their rhetoric — some of which may fit the federal government’s definition of a hate crime — throughout the Trayvon Martin case.

Read more: Zimmerman family challenges Holder on New Black Panthers, says no arrests ‘based solely on your race’

Robert Kiyosaki - We are Preparing for Economic Collapse

Monday, April 9, 2012

Talk vs. Walk

Hardcore Lent Rituals By Filipino Catholics

Ron Paul - NBC Bay Area News

Stupid Pundit

Andrew Sullivan opens his mouth and shows just how much of a fool he really is:

Columnist and author Andrew Sullivan said Sunday that atheism was growing in the United States because more and more people saw Christianity as an organization intent on gaining political power.

“I think our ability to be reasonable in politics and faithful in religion, and to keep those two things separate, has atrophied to the great disadvantage of religion,” he said during a panel discussion on CBS News’ Face the Nation.

“What has happened since 1960 is that organized groups, like the Southern Baptist Council and other religious groups, have in fact become self-consciously political,” Sullivan explained.

“They have become fused with one political party, the Republican Party — a party that is now defined by a particular religious faith, evangelicalism or far-right Catholic hierarchy. And that is making many people feel that faith in Jesus is about politics and power and partisanship, in ways that’s turning off an entire generation. The biggest growth in any belief sector in this country in the last ten years has been atheism.”

Sullivan said those religious organizations were “muddying” the real “radical” message of Jesus, which was anti-political. Jesus was “only on the cross because he refused politics.”

I know that Andrew Sullivan is a devout Catholic and a devout gay man, so I think I can read between the lines here.  What we are seeing is a man who cannot accept non-Catholic versions of Christianity and instead hates the fact that there are people who have more faith than he does.  He doesn’t like it when people in the public eye talk about their faith.  I know this because he was all about attacking Sarah Palin because she was, at the time, representative of the conservative Christian values he is attacking here.

Now, you may think that I am just laying into Andrew Sullivan because he’s a gay Catholic blogger who is more successful at blogging than I’ll probably ever be.  That could well be true.  Except for the fact that what he said carries with it no cited statistics or facts.

In other words, all that he has said is merely opinion and not fact.  And if you are going to go on national television and say something like this, you damn well better have your facts straight.  I don’t know if atheism is on the rise and if it is, I don’t know the reason behind it.  Frankly, I don’t give a flying rat’s butt because for me and my house, we will follow the Lord.

But as for Andrew Sullivan, I cite comedian Louis C.K.:

Guess which line I really mean

Parents Have Nothing to Do with How Their Children Turn Out?

The Freedomain Radio Sunday call in show, April 8, 2012, hosted by Stefan Molyneux. Also, NASA parasites whine about the end of the space shuttle, self-education versus high education, and engaging with irrational friends and family.


Worse than SOPA? CISPA to censor Web in name of cybersecurity

And guess what? It's from one of the "freedom-loving" small government Republicans!



The Obama administration is going all out to muster support in Congress for a bipartisan cybersecurity bill co-sponsored by Republican Senator Susan Collins and Independent Senator Joseph Lieberman and Democratic Senators Jay Rockefeller and Dianne Feinstein.

...


There are a whole host of other cybersecurity bills in the works including a GOP bill, co-sponsored by John McCain known as The Secure IT Act, and a newly introduced GOP bill known as The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), sponsored by Michigan Republican Mike Rogers.

All of the bills have the same vague wording and do not clearly define what a cybersecurity threat is. This has prompted groups such as The Electronic Freedom Foundation and The Center for Democracy and Technology to speak out about what they see as legislating for broad information sharing between private companies and the government for ill-defined purposes.-Government Surveillance Crackdown On Internet Goes Into Overdrive

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Obama's Second Term

Well, it should be...



George W. Bush should be behind bars as well.

Two Duds: Stump A Dud

Israeli Repression of Palestinian Christians

During the Holy Week, Jerusalem has a special spiritual connection for Christians all around the world as it is the time of the year when pilgrims visit the Old city. However, that period also represents a time of new restrictions for Palestinians, especially for Christian Palestinians who experience a number of obstacles to visit the holiest places that violate their freedom of religion and worshiping.-http://youtu.be/P0y7k8ikbZ8

Are You Pooping Wrong?

Well, Squatty Potty thinks so.

Is Ron Paul an Anarchist?



via LRC Blog

The Muslim "Threat"

Rick Santorum has more or less built his entire career on the idea that Muslims are the great threat of our age and that all of Western society must be reformed into militant soldiers against Islam. We must "wake up" to the threat, Santorum believes. Watching the anti-Muslim crowd alternate between screeching for Holy War and sombre brooding over the grave threat, it is difficult to not think of the anti-communists of the days of yore, like Whittaker Chambers and Frank Meyer, who, being ex-communists, were absolutely convinced that the world was but in the midst of a losing rear-guard action against the superhuman army of Stalinist Soldiers of the Millennium.

...

Meanwhile, according to John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter, the Catholic population in Africa has increased 6,700 percent over the past century. Globally, there are not many more Muslims than the 1.1 billion Catholics, and when we add in other Christians, there are nearly twice as many Christians as Muslims.

But the purveyors of the Holy War will never be satisfied. And just as the anti-communists beat the drum for more and more government, more war, and more police statism; just as William F. Buckley called for a totalitarian bureaucracy in America to defeat communism, so it is for the anti-Muslims. Rick Santorum will not rest until the last American freedom has been extinguished in the name of killing a few more Muslims, but even if he fails, it seems likely that debt, bankruptcy, war, tyranny, and societal dysfunction here at home are much bigger threats than a bunch of supposedly hyper-fertile Muslims.-The Myth of High Muslim Fertility Rates, and the Threat They Pose





The FBI in San Francisco used a public relations program billed as "mosque outreach" to collect information on the religious views and practices of Muslims in Northern California and then shared the intelligence with other government agencies, according to FBI documents obtained by civil rights groups.

The heavily redacted documents, released after a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, raise "grave constitutional concerns," said Hina Shamsi, director of the National Security Project of the American Civil Liberties Union.Read more: ACLU: FBI 'mosque outreach' program used to spy on Muslims

Coheed and Cambria - This Shattered Symphony

Coheed and Cambria is an American rock band from Nyack, New York. Formed in 1995, the group incorporates aspects of progressive rock, punk rock, metal and post-hardcore.

All of Coheed and Cambria's albums are concept albums that tell a science fiction storyline called The Amory Wars, a story written by lead singer Claudio Sanchez, which has been transcribed into a series of comic books, as well as a full length novel. The band has released five studio albums, three live albums, and several special-edition releases. In 2008, the band held a four-day concert series, Neverender, during which they played their first four studio albums in succession. As of January 2012 Coheed and Cambria are currently working on an untitled sixth studio album.-From Wikipedia










In The Flame Of Error


Track Ten from Progressive Metal Band Coheed and Cambria's album "Year Of The Black Rainbow"








Anti-War Conference Against "Humanitarian Imperialism"

Glen Ford: Americans should oppose US military interventions everywhere...


We need an anti-war movement, not an anti-Republican war movement.


Eddie Goes Bananas #1

"Eddie can you hear me? I ask again, Eddie can you hear me? You were supposed to be coming soooooon!"


Zooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom!


"Oh my God, was that Eddie?"

"Yep! That was him alright. And I'd be careful cause he might go bananas"

"What do you mean?"

"Well, for starters, Eddies ain't no human. He's an ape."

Just then Brett came up to the two and said, "Apes is just like us humans. There be no difference. You think you so special cause you human? No way man!"

"Are you on drugs again dude?"

"Hell no" said Brett. "My damn cell phone got runned over and it had my drug dealer's phone numbers in it."

"So, let me get this straight. If George Zimmerman had killed a dog, that would have made him just as bad as he is killing Trayvon?"

Brett looked confused. "What?"

"Well, if a dog life is just as good as a human, if there is no difference between animals and people, like you imply, then killing a dog is just as bad as killing a boy. Maybe worse."

"What are you talking about?", Brett asked.

"Well, at least dogs don't go around stealing jewelry."

Just then Eddies came back on his cycle, but slower this time. When he stopped he pulled up to the three of them and took off his helmet. Damn, but if he didn't look like an ape.

"See," Brett said. "Now don't tell me apes and others non-humans aren't just like us. They can ride motorcycles and everything".

That's when Eddie pulled his gorilla mask off and jumped off his bike.

"You gonna go bananas?" Brett asked him. Brett seemed completely unfazed that his facts were proven wrong (as they nearly always were) and that Eddie wasn't really an ape after all.

"I am not an animal!" shouted Eddie. "I am a human being!" That's when Eddie punched Brett right in the mouth.

"Damn Eddies, looks like you hurt Brett real bad."

"Nobody compares me to an ape," said Eddie. "Nobody!"

Eddie got back on his ride and zoomed out of there in a hurry. It wouldn't be the last they would see of him, though. Not by a long shot.

How To Be a Crook

Ever wanted to rob your fellow man? Learn the different methods you can use... and learn who is using them on YOU right now.


How Does The National Debt Affect The Average American?

What If the National Debt Were Your Debt?




Funding Government by the Minute



Saturday, April 7, 2012

Jesus Jesus!

Robert P Murphy - What Is Capitalism?

Professor Murphy explains the characteristics of the free enterprise system.





LibertyPen

Dear Mr Skeptical (episode 24)

Dear Mr. Skeptical

What does it mean "All contacts are currently offline"?

signed

Mr. Online"



Dear On,

Well, in a nutshell, it mean Bret Alan got sick of Nick J. asking him questions. "On no" he might have said to his wife, "it's that lonely loser lunatic again! Doesn't he have any friends? Can't he write his own post about that Obama poll?"



Dear Mr. Skptical

Why do birds sing?

signed,

Bird Watcher In Training


Dear Watcher,

Obviously they are practicing for next season's American Idol, which as we all know is for the birds.


Dear Mr. Skeptical

If a gay man approaches you wanting sex, what do you do?

signed,

Non-Homo


Dear Homo,

I tell him, in no uncertain terms, that I get 30% of his take. I provide the territory and prospects, of course. I always get 'em with "There's nothing like getting paid for what you love doing."

Shrek Play Doh Drill n Fill Rotten Root Canal Play Doh Fun Set

Friday, April 6, 2012

Why Not Print More Money?

If the government can print money, why doesn’t it just print some and hand it out? Economics professor Antony Davies explains that we can understand why printing money doesn’t work by looking at why money was invented in the first place.




-LearnLiberty.org: Why Not Print More Money?

The State vs George Zimmerman (and Trayvon Martin)

Any take on the shooting of Trayvon Martin should start with an obvious — but often missing — disclaimer: I don’t know exactly what happened in Sanford, Florida on the night of February 26, 2012.

It’s likely to the point of near certainty that you don’t either. Even the people closest to the events have only partial knowledge at their disposal, and the rest of us necessarily access that knowledge indirectly. We’re reduced to choosing from between competing narratives, each of us most likely to choose the one which best matches our own biases.

Was Zimmerman the heroic community watchman, acting in self-defense as he was menaced by Trayvon Martin, thug of the week? Or was Martin the innocent victim murdered by Zimmerman, an over-zealous wannabe cop at best and perhaps even a racist hooligan?

Either way, we should recognize one important fact in all of this: Government has thus far played no constructive role in the matter, and in fact has created an environment in which incidents of this type are more likely to happen and less likely to be justly resolved.

If we assume the worst of Zimmerman — that he attacked and murdered an innocent young black man without cause or provocation — we need look no further than America’s police culture for his excuse.

American police gun down hundreds, possibly thousands of innocent civilians each year, (for obvious reasons, they don’t keep such statistics, or at least don’t share those statistics with us — we have to comb the newspapers ourselves and try to keep rough running totals) many if not most of them people of color, and almost always with total impunity (yes, I know racism isn’t always “structural,” but let’s not ignore cases where it clearly is).

Were Zimmerman a sworn officer with a badge instead of just a neighborhood watch volunteer, there’s every likelihood that we wouldn’t even know his identity at this point. The local police department would refuse to release it (only mere civilians get their names publicized when they’re accused of crimes) and put him on paid “administrative leave” while they conduct an “internal investigation,” inevitably clearing him of all wrongdoing. And absent some high-dollar lawyering up by his victim’s family, that would be the end of it.

Additionally, as libertarian author J. Neil Schulman notes, Martin was disarmed in advance. At 17, he was legally forbidden to own or carry a firearm with which to defend himself. The state knowingly and intentionally left him at Zimmerman’s mercy. And had the situation been reversed, Martin would no doubt have learned that race and age become two-way streets when prosecutors see their shot at some limelight: As a black male, he’d have been charged before the gun cooled, and he’d almost certainly have been tried “as an adult.”

Supposing, on the other hand, that Zimmerman is the innocent party, his case is a perfect example of what American “justice” has become.

The local police found no grounds to charge him with a crime. They accepted his version of events and wrote off the shooting as a justifiable act of self-defense. They may or may not have been correct in that assessment, but nobody gets it right every time, right? As Benjamin Franklin said, “That it is better 100 guilty Persons should escape than that one innocent Person should suffer, is a Maxim that has been long and generally approved.”

But this isn’t Franklin’s America. These days, if there’s a sufficiently loud hue and cry from a powerful (and usually well-organized) political constituency, well, one level of government or another will find something to charge you with. And if they can’t get a conviction, then they’ll find something else to charge you with. And if that doesn’t work, stand by to be harassed to bankruptcy and quite likely to your grave. If you don’t believe me, ask OJ Simpson, Laurence Powell or Stacey Koon.

The shooting of Martin by Zimmerman is an ugly thing in itself, whatever the circumstances that led up to it. But it’s also a perfect example of the idiocy of vesting a monopoly on “justice” in the state. We’re never going to get every case right, but the incentives of monopoly government inherently tend toward maximizing both the number of cases we get wrong and the severity of the consequeneces.

Government failed Trayvon Martin, arguably leading to his death. Now government is failing George Zimmerman, inexorably leading to his likely imprisonment and his certain hardship.

These failures are not anomalies. They are what the state is and what it does. We can have political government or we can have the possibility of justice, but we can’t have both.

by Thomas L. Knapp at Center for a Stateless Society under Creative Commons

Gerald Celente - Coast to Coast AM - 05 Apr 2012

IRS to Suspend Passport Rights if You "Owe" Taxes




...there does not appear to be any specific language requiring a taxpayer to be charged with tax evasion or any other crime in order to have their passport revoked or limited — only that a notice of lien or levy has been filed by the IRS.-Owe The IRS? Bill Would Suspend Passport Rights For Delinquent Taxpayers

This bill is from evil statist bitch Sen. Barbara Boxer from the rotten bankrupt state of California.

500,000 Miles?

Wow! I've heard of cars going to that mileage, but not usually without a major overhaul of the engine or a new engine. The video doesn't indicate anything like that. I have met a lot of Honda and Toyota owners with cars over 300,000 miles (which I'm hoping to get on my 1999 Corolla, I'm at over 210,000 now) and which is one reason I'm considering a Honda or Toyota for my next vehicle. I'm focusing on the Honda Fit as a possibility, which I would most likely buy brand new. I would consider an American make if I thought those vehicles had a prayer of lasting as long.




One lesson from this video: don't waste your precious money! As the lady says, she hasn't had a car payment in 16 years. I haven't had one in 8 years since I paid off my current Toyota. I don't understand people who trade-in perfectly good cars for brand new ones. I hear it all the time; "Well, we have a 2004 Camry, it runs great, has 80,000 miles on it, but it's time to get a new one". WTF? Stop trying to keep up with the Joneses, idiots! It's not worth it, and you may think we're now in an economic recovery based on Obama's lies, but don't you believe it. This economy is going to crash, and you can't afford to be in massive debt, or throw your increasingly devalued dollars around so carelessly.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

...and Thus Cometh the Economic End Times

Charlie McGrath of http://www.wideawakenews.com interviews Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, about the North American Union, fiat currency, the weakening food supply, inflation, and Stefan's recent appearance on the Peter Schiff radio show.

Me and My Nuts

I bought some of those little individual packages of mixed nuts. My teeth are sensitive right now (or my gums on one side) so I'm afraid to bite down on something hard. These are peanuts, almonds and cashews. The peanuts and cashews are much softer than the almonds, so I'm just nibbling on those, like a squirrel.

Ron Paul on 99.3 KQMS Radio

Cheeseburger In A Can

A canned cheeseburger? Designed for campers and other outdoors people. If I got a hankering for a burger on a trip, I might go for it, but I can't imagine it being good. I really think if you love the goddamn outdoors so much, you should live off the land. A freaking cheeseburger??? You should be eating fresh caught fish, wild bird eggs, berries and bugs, things like that. It's like people that "rough it" with their big screen TV. Come on!

Then again, a cheeseburger out of a can is roughing it, isn't it? Okay, never mind...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

70 Not 100

Life is not meant to be an organized event where everything goes like clockwork, and we can expect to achieve 100% success.

Government Libertarian Budget Lies!

Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, discusses Canada's 2012 conservative "spending slashing" federal budget with Redmond Weissenberger, President of Mises Canada, along with the desperate need for the general population to understand the bottomless predations and social destruction that arises from central banking and fiat currencies.-http://youtu.be/3dVi7TAfZ1k

Ron Paul on Face the Nation




The CNN/ORC International survey released Friday indicated only 25% of Americans support the war in Afghanistan, a new all time low. Most Republicans even voiced opposition to it, an unprecedented detail in the entirety of the decade-long war.

...


“We cannot fight wars by polls,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Tuesday. “If we do that we’re in deep trouble. We have to operate based on what we believe is the best strategy to achieve the mission that we are embarked on. And the mission here is to safeguard our country by ensuring that the Taliban and al Qaeda never again find a safe haven in Afghanistan.”-Support for Afghan War Hits New Low, Majority Say Pull Out Before 2014


Wait, we've been fighting this war for over ten years now, and we still haven't accomplished our "mission"? WTF? And I though it was also all about "democracy". Strange then that the Obama regime just ignores the will the people it is supposedly representing.

Ron Paul, as usual, is more in tune with the American public than either the awful B.O. stinking up the White House or the other Republiduds running for the GOP nomination.


Don’t count Ron Paul out yet. The Texas Congressman may not have secured any headline-grabbing victories in state primaries and caucuses. He may be trailing in the unofficial delegate counts based on these contests. But he is cheerfully pressing onward, confident that he can keep right on going all the way to the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa and possibly even come out of the convention the GOP’s nominee for President.-Can Ron Paul’s Delegate Strategy Confound Conventional Wisdom?



Justice for Zimmerman

Free Trade?

On Thursday (March 15), CNNMoney reports, “the long-awaited free-trade agreement between the United States and South Korea … went into effect,” representing “the biggest U.S. trade deal since the North American Free Trade Agreement began in 1994.” One might assume that a libertarian, promoting individual rights and free markets, would (or should) favor such a deal as the practical implementation of libertarian principles.

And insofar as states’ free trade agreements did reify what could be considered libertarian principles, I would support them in earnest. But, as the saying goes, the devil is in the details, and when the details are accounted for, we find the same story of powerful interest groups engaging the state to secure special advantages.

Market anarchists advocate for a society shaped by free associations, community, and mutually beneficial trade. Our “free market” is in no way similar to the version contrived by the spin doctors of corporate public relations departments, in no way supportive of the monopolies that today deprive and exploit the overwhelming majority of people.

The “free trade” agreements that now govern much of global commerce (the United State-South Korea treaty being a representative example) mock the very idea and moral justifications of laissez faire. Where market anarchists champion freedom and individual rights as a means to a peaceful and just society, so-called “free trade” accords routinely include all manner of outrages against those principles.

Notably, the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. figures prominently in “free trade” deals. Created in 1934, its primary function, defended by virtually all members of Congress, is to act as a stanchion to international big business. According to professors William M. Pride, Robert J. Hughes, and Jack R. Kapoor, fiscal year 2008 saw the Ex-Im Bank authorize “$14.4 billion in loans, guarantees, and credit insurance worldwide …. It also cooperates with commercial banks in helping American exporters to offer credit to their overseas customers.”

In short, the state’s role in so-called “free trade” deals is to shift enormous risks to the unknowing and innocent taxpayer, to the working men and women who haven’t spent billions on petitioning for favors and privileges. Parasitic handouts to and special perks for giant, multinational corporations at the expense of productive, working individuals are not a part of a genuine free market.

In a genuine free market, absent coercive braces to established companies, companies would have to bear the heavy costs of managing a business across thousands of miles. Without the unfair advantage of being able to pass their financial risks onto taxpayers, corporations would be limited in size and in power.

Commerce on the local, community level would likely see a resurgence, delivered from the burden of the huge, state-supported monopolies that currently push everyone and everything else to the margins.

Whatever international trade was leftover — able to go on without systematic coercion against innocent people — would necessarily be constituted by sustainable, socially beneficial commerce of the kind market anarchists envisage.

The global capitalism epitomized by the U.S.-South Korea deal is a distinctly and unmistakably statist phenomenon. The road away from its endless output of poverty and inequity is the free market, the legitimate one where every individual has the same rights as her neighbor. When that road is followed, we’ll be making real progress toward “free trade.”


-by David D'Amato at Center for a Stateless Society under Creative Commons

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Officer Nick?

I've applied to become a police officer. When I was a kid I loved playing policeman. I even got my parents to get me a cop uniform out of the Sears catalog one year (and it wasn't even Christmas or my birthday). I liked arresting the other kids for their "crimes". I proclaimed loudly that I wanted to be policeman when I grew up. Alas, that was not to be. Like other children who wanted to be nurses or fireman, doctors or race car drivers, I ended up doing something else for a living (though I'm still not sure what that is).

What finally changed now, to lead me down this path? I have to confess, it's the whole George Zimmerman affair. He's inspired me to get out there and crack some criminal heads. All he was doing was protecting and serving his gated community when some young hoodie wearing thug started trouble. I've had a revelation, so to speak, that law and order is necessary for a civil society (and true liberty).

Bret Alan keeps saying that without authority, people would behave badly, like the filthy animals they are, and you know what? He's Right! I'm going to be part of protecting society from the human animal's evil side. We cannot, must not, let the id run wild.

"But Nick, you're a "libertarian" I hear someone saying. Not anymore! True liberty means conservative morality must rule. Real freedom is liberty without license. That's why I can be a cop now, I won't have any trouble enforcing the drug laws. You filthy dirty hippies and your drugs, you make me sick. I've seen the low life scum that use "medical" marijuana. Stinking potheads! You deserve to have your asses thrown in jail! They say the United States has the world's largest prison population. Damn right we do! We still have respect for the law in this country and I so hope I get hired because I can't wait to add some more of you sorry drug addicts, pimps, prostitutes and raw milk farmers to the number behind bars.

Thank god I came to my senses. Thank you Bret for being a least small part of my transformation from anarchist to realist. Call me a "statist" if you will, it will roll off me like water off a duck's back. I've joined reality.
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