Friday, May 31, 2013

1939 New York

Old films of everyday life fascinate me. I could watch them forever. I only wish that film had been invented earlier, as I would love to view films of life in colonial America, or even better, ancient Rome.

Guerrilla Group Moves People Into Abandoned Chicago Homes

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Laissez-Faire Comeback?


Laissez-faire vs. socialism is, as I said, not really relevant. Appeals to neither are more or less likely to promote totalitarianism. 


What is the economy except human interaction? Seriously. The economy is a word that represents the millions of voluntary transactions between millions of people every day. That's what it is.
Laissez-faire means the government steps back and lets people voluntarily interact without asking permission or taking orders from some idiot bureaucrat or enforcer, so long as their actions are not criminal (with "criminal" being defined as harming the life, liberty or property of another).
How the fuck is that supposed to lead to totalitarianism?

And how the fuck is codifying every way in which people engage in voluntary exchange not going to lead to totalitarianism?

About the comment, kids, that's what happens when you do drugs AND read liberal rags.

Rebuttal: People forget what an economy is at its base, naked root.  It's but human interaction as the first sentence explains. An economy is a self-regulating, self-sustaining, delicate ecosystem of daily human interactions. It organically grows from the bottom-up. Modern liberalism prefers a top-down, authoritative approach of manufactured regulation concentrated in the hands of a few politicians. It's their outlook that leads to totalitarianism.

Just look at Quebec. Quebec's economy is basically "fonctionnaire" or civil servant or a branch plant economy of American companies coming in to give jobs. There's very little in-between. There's little in-between because of the interference of the state in the economy. THAT'S the part of the equation people should consider studying - the unintended consequences of that position. Add the retarded language laws and you have an anemic, non-innovative economy dependent on outside factors as well as state control to keep it going.

But hey, maitre chez nous!

By The Commentator: 

Vio.Me: Self-Organization in Greece

Ron Paul: We Need a Free Market in Education

Urban Survival Pantry

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Shock Poll for Liberals: People Want Less Government

A recent Gallup poll shows that a majority of people think that the federal government is too big and too powerful. -

Quotes for Discussion: An Omniscient God

I sometimes post a "quote of the day", mostly quotes I agree with or approve of, but this time I thought why not open it up for discussion, so future editions of Quotes for Discussion may be quotes from complete nutjobs I disagree with, but that might make for interesting comments or debate.

An omniscient god would not only have to have knowledge about all of reality, he would have to have meta-knowledge of all the knowledge, and meta-meta-knowledge to keep track of his meta-knowledge, ad infinitum. All so some parasitic primates could inhabit a speck of dust over on the edge of the cosmos and imagine themselves the center of the universe, both physically and metaphysically speaking. If such a god does exist, he's pretty stupid.-John Ash

The Hands Free Whopper

From Burger King in Puerto Rico

I took my mom through McDonalds drive thru last week and she always orders the McDouble. She could have used a "hands free McDouble" holder. Half way through eating her burger, it slipped out of the wrapper and she couldn't find it. Later I looked everywhere in the car for it, thinking it must have fallen to the side of the seat near the door, but it was nowhere to be found. I might have a rotting McDouble in the car and it could have been avoided if only hands free burger holders were as common as fast food burgers.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I Smell an Onion

Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, said today that President Obama “really ought to consider” returning his Nobel Peace Prize Medal immediately, including the “really nice” case it came in.


...he revealed the committee members were all “legless drunk” the day they voted, as it was the start of Norway’s annual aquavit-tasting festival. The “totally toasted” members listened over and over to replays of Obama’s Cairo speech, tearing up and drinking shots to the glorious future: a black man leading America and the world into a new era of peace, hope and goodwill. “For a few hours we were all 18 year-old students again at the beautiful, occasionally sunny University of Bergen! Oh, how we cried for joy!”-Nobel Committee Asks Obama “Nicely” To Return Peace Prize

Rand Paul: You Will Be Voting To Fund And Send Arms To The Allies Of Al-Qaeda

Senator Rand Paul speaks out against arming Syrian rebel groups allied with Al-Qaeda at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the Syrian Transition Support Act of 2013.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Urgent Architecture: interviews author Bridgette Meinhold

When Inhabitat’s Architecture Editor, Bridgette Meinhold, heard about the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and the massive devastation it caused, she wanted to help, and was drawn to start investigating different options for temporary shelters and disaster relief housing. This exploration gradually broadened to a larger focus on design for disaster-preparedness; seeking out what type of shelters can best withstand earthquakes, hurricanes, rising sea levels and tornadoes.-Jill Fehrenbacher INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of 'Urgent Architecture'

China Destroys GMO Corn

China has destroyed a total of at least three genetically modified corn shipments with origins from the United States in a move that echoes the way in which the nation of Hungary actually went and destroyed acres upon acres of Monsanto’s GMO corn fields.

And I suspect this move by China will be met with similar applause, as it represents a direct stand against Monsanto — the company that is literally being funded with your taxpayer dollars and directly marketed by the US State Department. Even Reuters and others reported on the leaked information, and journalists were in complete shock when the news came out. The reality explains not only why the US government continues to approve and outwardly support Monsanto’s GMOs despite being linked to a number of serious health conditions, but also explains why the US threatened ‘military style trade wars‘ against those who oppose Monsanto.

Read more: China Incinerates 3 US Shipments of Genetically Modified Corn Follow: @naturalsociety on Twitter | NaturalSociety on Facebook

Never Forget: They Died For Nothing

I must speak, that I may find relief;
I must open my lips and answer.
I will not show partiality to any man
or use flattery toward any person.
For I do not know how to flatter,
else my Maker would soon take me away.

-Job 32:20-22

The above verse comes from the book of Job.  Most people overlook the book of Job, especially followers of the heretical prosperity gospel.  The essence of the story is that sometimes bad things happen, even to righteous men, and that God does not always protect you from them.  The above quote is toward the end, just before God Himself confronts Job as a whirlwind and basically humbles him.  Job, you see, was asserting that he was righteous before God and did not deserve the calamity that had befallen him.  Meanwhile, three of his friends were asserting that God had punished him for some wrong he had committed.  And while both sides made excellent points, both sides were ultimately wrong: Job for justifying himself rather than God and his three friends for not being wise enough to counter Job.

Enter Elihu who uttered the above words.  He was the youngest of those beside Job and had held his tongue because he believed that maybe Job and his friends were wiser than he.  When he found that they were not, he burned with anger and went on a rant about the righteousness of God.  He started off with that statement, indicating that although he was young and probably less experienced than those around him, he knew enough to know that he must speak up.

And so on this Memorial Day, I must speak up.  I must speak without flattery and be brutally and distastefully truthful: those soldiers we honor today died for no reason.  They may have died a heroic death.  They may have saved their fellow soldier’s lives in the process.  And such things are admirable.

But they were sent to illegal wars or immoral wars.  In the last half-century starting with the Korean War and everything up until now, there has been no Constitutional war.  The Constitution requires that the Congress draft and approve a formal declaration of war.  There hasn’t been a formal declaration of war since World War II.  Hence, all previous wars in which brave soldiers fought, bleed, and died for were illegal.

Beyond that, pretty every war in the 20th century was immoral.  World War I, for instance, was not our fight.  Our nation was pushed into it by a bunch of Anglophiles who hated Germans.  Of course, then President Woodrow Wilson stated that it was a war to spread democracy.  Sound familiar?

With World War II, it gets worse.  While Germany committed serious atrocities to their own people, our own government conspired to push Japan or Germany into attacking a United States military base in order to justify entering the war because, again, our country was still being run by Anglophiles.  And so, for the sake of entering the United States into a war where hundreds of thousands of Americans would die, President Franklin D. Roosevelt allowed innocent men to die at Pearl Harbor.  This is all documented and well known by many.

And so we spend the day going through ceremonies and honoring the dead soldiers in some sick way of worshipping the State.  We honor the dead as a means to promote the government agenda of needless death.  We think it patriotic to parrot slogans like “Freedom isn’t Free” when we can’t explain how a soldier in some piss-poor, backwater country could possibly be defending our freedoms.  In the meantime, the Federal government, along with the State and local governments, continues to take away all of our rights and freedoms that God gave to us.

So honor the soldier.  But never forget why he died in the first place.  Never forget that he died for no good reason.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Beef, It's NOT What's For Dinner

Higher beef prices are pinching food budgets for consumers already wrestling with a rise in gasoline prices, the expiration of the federal payroll-tax holiday and stubbornly high unemployment.-Pricey Beef Puts Heat on U.S. Grilling Season

Neanderthal, It's What's For Dinner

Humans today eat gorillas and chimpanzees, so why would our prehistoric ancestors flinch at sitting down to a nicely roasted Neanderthal?-Shocking new theory: Humans hunted, ate Neanderthals

Monday, May 20, 2013

The United States Government Is The World’s Largest, Greediest Corporation

I am always fascinated by the Left wing and their hatred of big corporations.  Now, I have my problems with corporations, such as being declared people without being held liable for crimes they commit.  But it is amazing that the Left will harp on big corporations while turning a huge blind eye to the world’s largest and most evil of all corporations: the United States Federal government.

Case in point, this should serve as a small example:

The agency’s Direct Loan program delivered a $24 billion profit on loans made in 2012, and nearly $27.5 billion on 2011 loans. All told, over the last five fiscal years, the Education Department has generated $101.8 billion in profit from student borrowers, thanks to low borrowing costs for the government and fixed interest rates for students, budget documents show.

So let me get this straight: most private companies can barely make more than a few million and most of that goes to the employee salaries and benefits.  Besides that fact that the Affordable Healthcare Act federalized all student loans, consider the other benefits the Federal government enjoys as the sole provider of student loans in the United States:

  • All Federal student loans cannot be done away with bankruptcy.  Basically, if you decide to declare bankruptcy, you cannot get rid of your student loans.
  • When you are delinquent on your student loan payments, your wages will be garnished without the benefit of a court order.  So if you don’t pay your student loans, you won’t be able to defend yourself in court.  You’ll just have a check with less income.
  • If you don’t have any traceable income, then the US Dept. of Education will have your home raided.
  • Student loans are largely for poor people as the more wealthy can usually afford college for their children.  So basically, the US gov’t is profiting off of the poor through exploitation.

Naturally, the Left will continue to insist that going to college is necessary and that student loans are needed for poor people.  Except that when you add up the total amount of student loans that college goers, especially poorer ones, acquire, you find that all we end up doing is providing most young people mediocre skills at best and crippling debt payments.  A PhD sounds less appealing when your only prospect is a barista job and a 400 dollar a month loan repayment plan.

Meanwhile, the thought never crosses the minds of our benevolent leaders to forgive most student loan debts.  Of course, if they were to do so, whatever amount was forgiven would be declared as income on your next tax return (another aspect of greedy government).

And I’m supposed to believe in the system and think that more government regulation and control will protect me from big corporation greed when the US government is the greediest and most selfish corporation of them all?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

So Easy A Caveman Can Do It...

Joke of the Day

At the bank I told the teller "I'd like to open a joint account".

The teller asked "With whom?"

I replied: "Whoever has lots of money"

That's the end of the joke, but on a serious note, should anyone have a joint account with someone else? Many if not most married couples do. My mom and dad did in their marriage (which ended when I was eight years old) and it contributed to their divorce. I know a co-worker who insisted on keeping her own separate checking account after she got married and she says it has worked out fine. On the other hand, I had another co-worker who actually decided to choose to have a joint account with her boyfriend.

Adam Kokesh ARRESTED: Political Prisoner?

Adam Vs The Man

Free Adam Kokesh (

Minding Your Mitochondria: Dr. Terry Wahls

Oh What A Relief

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bret Alan Joke of the Day

If you buy an inflatable sex doll, get the Muslim version. It blows itself up.

Friday, May 17, 2013

75 Years in Prison For Videotaping Police

Michael Allison faces 75 years in prison for five counts of recording law enforcement officials without their consent in Robinson, Illinois.

Illinois is one of the states applying old eavesdropping and wiretapping statutes to new technologies like cell phones or anything else that records audio.

Most states allow citizens to record audio in public of on-duty law enforcement officials without their permission. But that's considered a felony in Illinois, punishable by up to 15 years in prison for each offense.-

via LRC Blog

The law in Illinois is being enforced for one reason and one reason only, to protect the uniformed thugs call cops. Much blatant police misconduct will now not be recorded by citizens for fear that they too could be prosecuted and sent to one of the state's hellholes called prisons, simply for using their cellphones to record the cops in a public place while said cops are on duty and "protecting" the citizens. Oh, but the criminal cops can still record YOU without YOUR consent!

Robyn O'Brien - Patriotism on a Plate

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Armed Protest July 4th, 2013

An Iraq war veteran and Internet talk show host is trying to gather thousands of protesters to march into the District on Independence Day with loaded rifles on their backs.

But if Adam Kokesh follows through with his July 4 plans — 2,500 people have signed up for the cause — he and his makeshift band will be met on the Arlington Memorial Bridge by two police forces packing guns of their own.Protest group plans July 4 march on Washington with loaded rifles

Why You SHOULD NOT GO to the July 4th Armed March on Washington D.C.

I have spoken with the DC police. They will not discuss their tactics for dealing with those coming, but they are aware of the protest. Chief Cathy L. Lanier has stated that they will arrest armed protesters. That is not a probability. It is what they will do.

Kokesh says that if he gets 10,000 people on his Facebook event page to sign up by June 1, then he believes they can pull it off. He says he will march with just 1,000 actual attendees. Frankly I would genuinely be surprised if he gets 500 people.

Don’t get me wrong here, I completely agree with the sentiments of Kokesh that the Federal government has become tyrannical. I completely agree, as I told the DC press spokesman over the phone, that gun laws in DC are unconstitutional. They violate the Second Amendment. However, what good is a protest if you never get to make it?

If you go knowing that you will be arrested, your firearm taken, and you are thrown in jail and fined, then have to face more travel charges to return to DC, what have you accomplished? Oh that’s right, you stood up to “The Man,” right? Good for you. In all reality, you accomplished nothing except to put yourself back a step.

My friends protests are meant to give voice against the opposition. What this event will do will simply silence those who go. It will accomplish nothing.

Our Founders protested the right way. Then when the tyrants came for their weapons, they stood their ground and faced their enemies, not peacefully, but with violence!-The D.C. Clothesline

Valentino's Ghost

Sexual Assault in the Military (the military culture, in which rapes, and the sweeping aside of rapes, happen with disturbing regularity)

The Pentagon has determined that the rate of female victims victimized in sexual assaults went from roughly 1-in-26 to 1-in-16 between the 2010 study and the most recent report. The actual number of incidents could be far greater, though, as other studies have suggested that accurate data in terms of Defense Department rapes is hard to get a hold of. - Pentagon releases terrifying statistics of sexual assaults in the military

Air Force's sexual assault prevention chief arrested for sexual assault

The Rape of Petty Officer Blumer
Blumer, a standout sailor with an unblemished record, was sure she could clear things up. She wrote a statement in the crowded office that described her suspicions about what had actually occurred, and her urgent need for medical attention. Then she obediently left the room so her superiors could discuss the matter. When she was allowed in a few minutes later, Blumer was told that she would be taken to the hospital – but with orders only for a toxicology report, to see if there really were date-rape drugs in her system. "Whether you get a rape kit is up to you," the female JAG prosecutor cautiously told Blumer, who struggled to make sense of what was happening: The military she'd trusted to care for her wasn't interested in caring for her at all. She was even more shaken by the JAG's jarring question later on: "Did you inflict your injuries yourself?"
The implication floored Blumer. "How could anyone even think that I would do that to myself?" she says now. It was ­Blumer's first glimpse of a hidden side of military culture, in which rapes, and the sweeping aside of rapes, happen with disturbing regularity. And it was her first sense of what lay in store after coming forward as a military rape victim: that she would be treated with suspicion by those charged with helping her, penalized by command and ostracized by her unit. "Once my assault happened," Blumer says, "my whole future disappeared."
Read more: The Rape of Petty Officer Blumer Inside the military's culture of sex abuse, denial and cover-up

International Day Of Protest Against Monsanto & GMO Foods MAY 25, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

You Aren’t Raising Him

Let me make this perfectly clear: my son is not your investment.  He is not an investment.  He is a human being.

You didn’t drive my wife to the hospital while she was screaming about not wanting to have her baby in the car.  You weren’t there when she was pushing out all the filth and then pushing him out without any medication to alleviate the pain.

You aren’t there when we feed him.  You aren’t there when we change his diaper.  You aren’t there when he smiles at us for no reason other than he is just happy to be there.

You aren’t there when he is in pain and cannot help himself.  You aren’t there in the dead of night to fix him a bottle or to soothe him back to sleep.

You don’t sing to him.  You don’t dance for him.  You don’t talk to him.

No, to you he is only an “investment” in your pathetic Utopian ideals.  The kind that always lead to killing fields, mass graves, and crimes against humanity.  Of course, you have break a few eggs to make an omelet, right?

If you or any of your kind come near my child, violence will ensue.  You can count on it.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Twenty-nine percent of registered voters think that an armed revolution might be necessary in the next few years in order to protect liberties

Results of the poll show that those who believe a revolution might be necessary differ greatly along party lines:
• 18 percent of Democrats
• 27 percent of Independents
• 44 percent of Republicans


But I'm A Nice Guy

A quick editorial cartoon about the intersection of self-pity, entitlement, rape, territoriality, misogyny and fear of women. You see it all over the place online in the form of Men's Rights Activists (of whom there are a few reasonable non-misogynists), Men Going Their Own Way, Pick Up Artists, and dudes touting the "Red Pill", because The Matrix is a good movie. Look any of these up if you have the stomach for it. These are extreme examples, but watered-down forms of these ideas are everywhere.-But I'm A Nice Guy

But I'm A Nice Guy from Scott Benson on Vimeo.

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