Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind


• I'm a RACIST for criticizing Obama.
• I'm a TERRORIST because I'm not afraid to stand up for what's right.
• I'm a TEA-BAGGER for supporting the Constitution.
• I'm a TROUBLEMAKER for asking unanswered questions.
• I'm a TRAITOR for blowing the whistle on my corrupt government.
• I'm a CONSPIRACY THEORIST for presenting documented facts.
• I'm a TROLL for uploading news, videos, quotes and U.S. atrocities.
• I'm ANTI- AMERICAN for supporting Constitutionalists.


Friday, June 28, 2013

Brad Spangler on His Journey to Embracing Agorism

For more with Brad, check out, and his personal blog, which has one of the coolest taglines around - "the bottom of the rabbit hole." -

Agorism is a libertarian social philosophy that advocates the goal of the bringing about of a society in which all relations between people are voluntary exchanges by means of counter-economics, thus engaging in a manner with aspects of peaceful revolution. It was first proposed by libertarian philosopher Samuel Edward Konkin III in 1975, with contributions partly by J. Neil Schulman.

Agorists consider themselves market anarchists, while many characterize it as a form of left-libertarianism. Agorists generally oppose voting for political candidates and political reform. Instead, agorists stress the importance of alternative strategies rather than politics to achieve a free society. Agorists claim that we can achieve a free society more easily and sooner by employing such alternative methods as education, direct action, alternative currencies, entrepreneurship, self sufficiency, and most importantly "counter-economics". -Agorism

Pic of the Day

Riddle of the Day

I curve one way, then the other, and I can make one thing many. What am I?

50 Of The Best Prepper Websites And Blogs

Rise Of The Preppers: 50 Of The Best Prepper Websites And Blogs On The Internet

Quote of the Moment

If you think the NSA mass info gathering is justified, you are essentially saying there should be no restrictions on government spying on citizens. You are saying we should have no Constitution or Bill of Rights. You are saying things that are quintessentially and positively anti-American.-Jack Hunter

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Photo of the Day: Teaching Taxes

Actually, probably closer to 40 or 50% when you add all taxes together, federal, state and local, including sales taxes and property taxes, etc.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Web Users Stand With Edward Snowden

Does This Lingerie Model Really Need Photoshop?

Voluntaryism vs Anarchism

Voluntaryism is a popular ideology amongst people who like Anarchism but recoil at its leftist implications. By adopting the simple principle, “whatever is voluntary is ethical,” they believe that they have found the high ground, the ruler with which all other ideologies must be evaluated.

Some openly advocate a “rule by landlords,” a sort of extra-small minarchism where whoever owns the land can impose whatever laws he wishes on anyone who works or lives within his land. This is the “ultimate decision-making power” which defines the State: these landowners are effectively rulers over that land. Although they refuse to see this pretty direct deduction (but to be fair, even Rothbard was too blinded by his pro-property bias to see it), it is clear that the voluntaryists who hold to this ideology have nothing to do with Anarchism.

One famous example from the Mises forum is the question of whether we are justified in shaking off someone who is hanging for his life on a flagpole that we own. Many people there were of the opinion that “property rights” alone justified an act which is, to be clear, nothing more than murder.-The voluntaryist delusion.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Gorilla King

Heterosexual Awareness Month?

A Facebook page that states: Heterosexual Awareness Month is a month-long (July) annual observance of straight people and our growing struggle.

They also promote two special "days": July 6th Straight Pride Day – participants are encouraged to wear black to show support for heterosexuality, July 22nd International Day Against Heterophobia – a day set aside to bring awareness to the little known but serious issue of heterophobia.

Texas Heterosexual Awareness Month

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Question Libertarians Just Can't Answer - Answered!

Last week Michael Lind asked a silly question (“The question libertarians just can’t answer”): if libertarianism is so great, why hasn’t any country tried it?

The question is silly because the libertarian answer is obvious: Libertarianism is great for ordinary people, but not for the power elites that control countries and determine what policies they implement, and who don’t welcome seeing their privileged status subjected to free-market competition. And ordinary people don’t agitate for libertarian policies because most of them are not familiar with the full case for libertarianism’s benefits, in large part because the education system is controlled by the aforementioned elites.

Lind’s question is analogous to ones that might have been asked a few centuries ago: If religious toleration, or equality for women, or the abolition of slavery are so great, why haven’t any countries tried them? All such questions amount to asking: If liberation from oppression is so great for the oppressed, why haven’t their oppressors embraced it?-Roderick Long

Real Men Own Guns

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ron Paul Isn't Surprised

Like most people, former representative Ron Paul (R., Texas) learned the details of the federal government’s far-reaching surveillance program when he read about it over the weekend. But as someone who has spent the last several decades warning of government’s encroachment on civil liberties, he wasn’t exactly shocked by the revelations.

“The thought of our government doing this wasn’t a bit of a surprise,” he tells National Review Online. “I assumed they had been doing it. They’ve had the authority to do it. I said that’s what the Patriot Act would end up doing.”-Ron Paul Reacts to the NSA

Ron Paul talking about computer surveillance in 1984

My Email Is Mostly Spam Anyway!

The National Security Agency: Evil or Incompetent?

Forget about Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden for a few minutes.  Well, forget about questioning their loyalty or patriotism.  To me, the question is probably just misdirection because it helps to distract us from the real question everyone should be asking: is the National Security Agency evil or just plain incompetent?

Let’s start with incompetent.  The argument for this is simple: do you really expect us to believe that they have to collect all of that data for the simple purpose of identifying terrorists?  Let’s be honest about Islamic terrorism: it barely ever happens in the United States.  Yes, there have been some serious incidents.  Yes lots of people have been killed by Islamic terrorism.  But let’s be honest about it: you are more likely to be killed by a drunk driver than a Islamic terrorist.

The sheer volume of data that the NSA is collecting in order to combat terrorism really just highlights how clueless they really are.  If they have trouble identifying the bad guys without clogging up Internet bandwidth, then they must completely lost as to who and where the enemy is, right?  There are simpler ways to go about identifying people with ties to terrorism.  Hell, even the supposed perpetrators of the recent Boston bombing were on watch lists long before they allegedly carried pressure cooker bombs there (I say allegedly because the official story has so many holes, it makes their documentation look like Swiss cheese.  And I hate Swiss cheese).

In fact, I would argue that because just about every American terrorist attack has been perpetrated by people that the Federal government has been watching at some point before the act, it seems like this whole argument of safety and protecting us is nothing but bunk.  It’s like if you were a child who was attacked by a dog and then in the hospital as you lay there gasping for air through your crushed ribs, your mommy or daddy told you that he or she knew the dog had rabies but decided to go get coffee instead of warning you.  That is how incompetent the NSA is if they are going to claim that they need this level of surveillance.

On the other hand, they could just be run by a bunch of evil bastards.  The kind who like to look through your XBox Kinect cameras and jack off to you jacking off to that porn game you got (yes, they do exist).  Or maybe the like watching your children dance.  Your underage children.  Or maybe they just want to know where you are so they can kill you.

Maybe I’m just exaggerating a bit, but in all seriousness, there has to be a larger use for this level of data gathering.  Considering that the warrants obtained under the USA PATRIOT Act are more likely to be used in Federal drug investigations than in actual terrorism cases, it is not a far-fetched assumption.

Why did Chief Justice John Roberts suddenly change his mind about Obamacare?  How did David Pretraeus’s private emails get leaked so easily?  With the NSA rooting through all of our online garbage, it looks like a no-brainer to me.

Usually in fiction, when you encounter a total surveillance state, it is usually some dystopic society.  Most of the time, the ideas of Big Brother watching you are portrayed as evil.  And yet here it is really happening and the prospect of the United States government being filled with evil assholes doesn’t seem to cross anyone’s mind.

So which is it really?  Are they evil or incompetent.  Either way, the U.S. Federal government is well beyond its Constitutional limitations and should be completely abolished, its assets seized by the American people, and its leaders exiled to Nigeria.

Or Siberia.  Or the upper atmosphere.  Whichever is easier.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The American Citizen is the Enemy

Right now Bradley Manning is on trial for aiding the enemy.  He has already plead guilty to charges that will put him away for 20 years.  The Federal government, under orders from the President, is trying to put him away for another 37, effectively meaning they want him to die in prison.  For dumping a bunch of mostly innocuous data into the hands of Julian Assauge, himself hiding in an Ecuadorian embassy to avoid ridiculous rape charges (news flash: it’s not rape if she regretted having sex with Julian Assauge after having sex with him, even if she had to fake her orgasm).

Recently, NSA surveillance details were leaked by one Edward Snowden, a former government contractor.   This was more or less an open secret as most people know that we should be getting much faster Internet bandwidth were it not for the NSA’s own illegal intercepting of all popular forms of communicating over the web.  Fearing for his life, he has fled to Hong Kong and now flat out disappeared.  I personally would have fled to Uganda in order to commit to building some kind of infrastructure there, but that’s me.

In both cases, these men did what so many other people inside government should be doing.  They are ensuring that the so-called Republic we live under is a Republic.  You cannot properly vote for any candidate in any Federal election if you do not know what the government is doing.  It is that simple.  In order for representative democracy to have meaningful elections of any kind, you must have access to the full scope of what that government is doing.

These days, nearly every form of business the government engages in is classified.  You cannot contract with the Post Office without at least Secret level clearance.  I know as I have worked for companies that have tried to obtain them for me, although I think my application fell through the cracks.  Not that I’m sad about it, as I view government contracting work as nothing more than worthless, unfulfilling, and tyrannical.

The fact is, pretty much all of what is currently classified by the Federal government should not be.  All emails from just about every department and agency should be readily available to the public.  Unfortunately, instead of allowing people to see what goes on in government, the current system would rather punish or murder those who expose it.

Right now, Senators and Congressmen are calling Snowden and Manning traitors.  I can only conclude that they do so because they believe that both men are aiding and abetting the enemy.  But in this case, the enemy is the American Citizen, or rather, an informed American Citizen.

That is how the Federal government views all of us.  What other logical reason could there be for them to collecting all that private information on all of us while demanding privacy in what they do?

Besides the fact that they are all a bunch of assholes I mean.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Glenn Greenwald: More Revelations?

Greenwald said he hadn’t been contacted by the FBI or law enforcement officials investigating the leak, but added that he “would be more than happy” to discuss the matter with them if contacted.

“I will tell them that there is this thing called the Constitution, and the very first amendment of which guarantees a free press,” he said. “As an American citizen, I have every right and even the obligation as a journalist to tell my fellow citizens and our readers what it is that the government is doing, that they don’t want people in the United States to know about, and I’m happy to talk to them at any time, and the attempt to intimidate journalists and sources with these constant threats of investigation aren’t going to work.”-Glenn Greenwald Suggests More Revelations Are Coming

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Better Use for Drones: Pizza Delivery!

The traditional pizza delivery boy could soon be a thing of the past if a revolutionary new plan by Domino's comes to fruition.

The popular chain has teamed up with an advertising agency to build a drone which is capable of delivering pizzas to its customers by flying them through the air.-Domino’s Uses a Drone to Deliver a Pizza

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Quote of the Day: Other Magical Things

"I'm not for pretending that bad stuff doesn't exist, and a passion for justice and truth is a libertarian trait. But the idea of liberty should also reveal new forms of beauty in the world, astonishing evidence of order without dictate, lovely examples of innovation without planning, and other magical things. Surely these deserve some attention too." - Jeffrey Tucker

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

British MP Galloway: FSA Cannibalism is a Turning Point, Cameron Insane for Supporting Savages

British MP George Galloway gave his opinion about the latest incident where Abu Saqqar, a commander in one of the earliest "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) brigades, the al-Farouq Brigade, ate the heart and liver of a dead Syrian soldier (video:, He believes it marks a turning point in Western public opinion regarding the so-called rebels or insurgents in Syria. He also questions PM David Cameron's mental condition by supporting those militants, whom Galloway refers to as "savages and barbarians".-

FSA Terrorist Abu Saqqar Eats the Heart of a Syrian Soldier after Ripping it Out (Warning: 18+)

Billionaire And Mexican President Announce Plans To Open Retail Marijuana Stores

Monday, June 3, 2013

You in Your 20s vs Your 40s - Who's Happier?

How does happiness change from when someone is in their 20s to when they're in their 40s? According to a recent Atlantic article, motivation changes over the timeline of a person's life, affecting what makes that person happy and how that person expresses happiness.

One thing I must comment on is the notion that 30 years is a "long time". It's not. I can remember 30 years ago and it's frightening how fast time goes by.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Guillermo del Toro Says He Owns A Book That Has A Demon Trapped Inside It!

Detroit Not Hopeless

Detroit has been a basket case of a major American city for a while now, but apparently not everyone is giving up hope for the once great "Motor City":

When others dismissed Detroit as a falling knife unworthy of investment, David Egner saw something else.

Egner imagined Detroit regenerating from within, with damaged civic tissue repairing itself to foster new life and commerce. As president of a foundation named for a patriarch who emigrated to Michigan 130 years ago and immediately launched a business, he was in a position to test his idea.

The secret, Egner figured, is harnessing the collective power of what he calls "anchor institutions": in this case, Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and Detroit Medical Center.

Through what emerged as the Midtown Project, Egner's Hudson-Webber Foundation, alongside other funders, is finding ways to hitch the fortunes of these institutions to the fortunes of the surrounding neighborhoods.

Reviving Detroit from the ground up

For more on Detroit, be sure to check out the blog Detroit: From Rust to Riches

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Electronic Concentration Camp

Are Low Interest Rates Good?

Homemade Anti-Aging Face Cream

To stay young looking and beautiful (yes, I'm a man dammit!, but don't we have the same right to obsessing over wrinkles and spots as women do. Frankly I'm tired of the anti-male bias of the skin care industry and especially of all those late night infomercials!) I'm going to have to make a batch of this.

DIY Homemade Anti-Aging Face Cream Recipe

Turkish Spring?

Photo: Cracker Special

Obama DHS Prepares For Civil War

She-Zow! Where's the "Wow"?

Children's cable network The Hub, which is owned by Discovery and toy maker Hasbro is launching its latest cartoon aimed at ages two to 11 - about a gender-bending crime fighter named 'SheZow'.

The show's main character is a 12-year-old boy named Guy, who uses a magic ring to transform himself into his alter-ego - a girl wearing a purple skirt and white go-go boots.-'You Go Girl!' Cartoon network unveils new controversial transsexual character She-Zow!

There was a time when this sort of thing would have the religious right in an uproar, but this doesn't seem to be stirring great controversy. I mean, when all you get is the weak 'Nothing says 'child-appropriate material' quite like gender-bending underage superheroes.' quoted from a critic of the concept at the above article, the only conclusion is we're way past the height of shocked outrage at children's cartoon shows. Nothing like "Mighty Mouse sniffs cocaine" or the "Teletubbies are gay" (even though they are gay), even though those weren't even big events in outrage.

Bike Tricks Video

Maybe I've just seen too many "cool" YouTube videos and I'm jaded, but this somehow fell flat for me, and the music, horrible!

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