Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Another Statist In The US Senate?

The incumbent Senator is still looking at FedGov intervention.

Update: Norm Coleman has thrown in the sponge.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Is Someone Wants To Discriminate...

That should be his business, not the state's.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

World War II

Here is a review of AJP Taylor's book on the origins of the so-called "Good War."

Walking Or Driving In A Police State?

With local "law" enforcement acting more like the Gestapo, it may become increasingly dangerous.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Socialized Medicine And Crap And Trade

Two more reasons for secession.

The Best Health Care Reform....

Is one in which the state gets the hell out of it.

We’ve seen that the government doesn’t have a stellar history when it comes to cutting costs. Yet it has a miserable record when it comes to reducing paperwork, too. When filling out tax forms every April, nobody says, "Wow, that was refreshingly easy! If only the rest of the world worked like the I.R.S.!"

The government ruins everything it touches. Many high school graduates are functionally illiterate, even though per pupil funding is much higher now than in previous generations. Despite billions in subsidies over the years, Amtrak continues to lose money. The Post Office, though not an official arm of the government, enjoys a monopoly on first-class mail and is not renowned for its efficiency. And when a comedian wants to illustrate poor customer service, his reference case is the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Why in the world do so many people want to entrust this same government with our health care?

Things get worse. It’s not merely that bigger government will exacerbate the problems in the health care industry. More than that, the problems themselves are largely the fault of earlier government intervention.

For example, government restrictions allow the American Medical Association to act as a cartel, limiting the supply of new health care providers. Many tasks (such as checking blood pressure, administering shots, and otherwise prepping a patient) could be safely administered by employees with merely on-the-job training. Yet many of these tasks are "union jobs" under the present system. Government regulations also restrict the supply of pharmacies who are able to fill prescriptions, tending to raise prices.





I think there is doubt that any statist health insurance reform will be passed into law this year.

13th International Day Of Support For Victims Of Torture

That has done a lot of good for this country's foreign policy now hasn't it?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gun Control

A euphemism for firearm confiscation.

More On The Road To Economic Collapse

I think this country is going to break up within a matter of years. Perhaps the overthrow of the FedGov by force and its replacement with a much, much, much smaller government which strictly adhers to the original intent of the US Constitution (or even its predecessor, the Articles of Confederation) could be the only thing that could save the united States from joining the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia into the scrap heap.

Here's more wisdom from the peace, freedom, and sound money presidential candidate.

How Did Fascism Begin?

Well, kids, there are ideas that DO have consequences, and this one turned out to be a real whopper.

And we ain't talkin' Burger King either.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

From The WTF Department

These Goddamned intercoursers don't like freedom of expression.


The FTC must go.

Monday, June 22, 2009

High School Assemblies

Can these be used as preparations for war?

Here and there you may notice small, dark clumps of the disaffected, those dour punk/goth/whatever kids who don't seem impressed by any of this. They will be treated harshly by teachers for being negative, antisocial, or – heaven forbid! – lacking in proper "school spirit." There is something wrong with them, most would agree, or they just want attention. And these malcontents are all freshmen or sophomores. Upperclassmen of their ilk have long since learned that such rallies are the perfect time to sneak behind the school for a cigarette or a few bong rips.

Of special significance is the rally against the major rival school down the road, the archenemy who must be denounced, ridiculed, and defeated. No one can tell you why that particular school is the big rival. "Because they're the Broncos (or whatever the rival mascot might be)" is a typical, circular answer. Some don't even bother moving in a circle: "They just are," such people say, probably convinced, after a lifetime of learning to accept such answers from teachers, that this would appropriately resolve the question.

In my experience, one revealing answer came from my high school Latin teacher: "You must support the home team. Support the home team. Support the home team." (Also, teaching Latin by rote had apparently programmed her to repeat all statements three times. Not kidding.) She didn't follow up with any explanation of the virtues and benefits to accrue from home-team-supporting behavior. It was just crazy to think that, although the state forced us into this ridiculous institution, with its ridiculous rules and overlords, we would ever consider the school to be anything but our "home." We were certainly intended to identify it as such. The football team was there to defend our honor (against what, nobody knows).


Having read some Henry David Thoreau and Thomas Jefferson, I concluded that the entire culture and organization of public schools must be a mistake. There were so many authoritarian attributes, I thought, they weren't teaching kids to be responsible citizens of a republic, but subjects of a police state. Serious reforms were clearly needed. (Years later, having studied John Taylor Gatto and Austrian economics, I realized that a) the state raises kids this way deliberately, not by mistake, and b) a free market in education would quickly find and disseminate the best methods for teaching children.)


Sometimes these assemblies could be miniaturized versions of Nuremberg rallies.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Federal Reserve: Totalitarians

As I have stated before, the Federal Reserve System must be done away with.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Secession

Another interesting column on the topic.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Men Are Not Gods

But, to some people, those who they vote for and are elected to the presidency are treated as such by their loyal subjects.

Pro Libertate: The Tragedy and Farce of Collective Guilt

Pro Libertate: The Tragedy and Farce of Collective Guilt

Apparently, Keith, as long as your side is conducting their version of hate crimes, you have no qualms, but when the other side comes up with reasoned counterpoints, like eliminating the Federal Reserve, you love to tar and feather them.

Is Tobacco Prohibition Next

Will we see bathtub cigarettes in our lifetimes?


UPDATE:

Here's a very reasoned take from Ron Paul:





We may very well see bathtub smokes after all. Thanks again Nanny State fascists. The should reshape the rotunda at the Capitol building into the shape of a vagina.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Racism

You might say that racism is a form of collectivism, inconsistant with the idea of individualism.

Fascialism

That sound like an accurate name for what President Mussobama and his fellow scumbags are doing to this country.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pro Libertate: "It's The Money"

Pro Libertate: "It's The Money"


What passes for government in the united States is starting to make the mafia look good in contrast.

What Climate Change?

There's no question this is a scam to move toward the abolition of private property, and to force us to bow before the socialist-communist-surviving-League-of-Nations-conspiritors-founded United Nations.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Is War In America Inevitable?

With the way things are going in these united States, it could very well happen.

So what does this have to do with the original observation of the present American government losing its grip and losing a conflict with brother Americans on our own soil? We face conditions much different and much worse than our predecessors in terms of national debt, fiscal obligations, cultural fissures, government corruption and the precipice of totalitarian temptation are balanced on. Inevitably, when the aforementioned unpleasantness emerges, the state and federal governments will exhaust law enforcement assets and be forced to rely on military means to quell the disturbances and insurrections that will emerge. Posse Commitatus will be suspended and Northern Command will activate National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty armed forces will be unleashed on the targeted groups and forces that contest the state’s supremacy in the continental united States. They will face the inevitable resistance of a number of their own troops to make war on fellow Americans and the inherent risk of sleepers in the ranks who will maintain a communications link with emerging resistance forces. The government will be fighting a foe that will have a hometown advantage, levels of support & assistance from the mass base in the communities and the military forces will be surprised by the small arms expertise they will encounter the farther west they are deployed in these united States.  




It won't be pretty.

Pro Libertate: And We, Like Sheep....

Pro Libertate: And We, Like Sheep....

I have felt for a long time that a lot of folks here in the united States have been converted into sheeple.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Could This Be Worse?

Could be.

Health Insurance

Here's a fellow who knows his onions about health care.


After all, he IS, unlike Barney Frank, a doctor.

Are We At War With Iran?

What do you think?

A suicide-bomber blast, which occurred inside a mosque in the city of Zahedan, killed at least 30 people: a rebel Sunni group with reported links to the U.S. claimed responsibility. The Iranian government immediately accused the U.S. and Israel of being behind the attack. The violence was very shortly followed up by attacks on banks, water-treatment facilities, and other key installations in and around Zahedan, including a strike against the local campaign headquarters of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Add to this an attempted bombing of an Iranian airliner, which took off from the southwestern city of Ahvaz, and you have a small-scale insurgency arising on Iran’s eastern frontier.

The Iranians, confronted with peace overtures from Washington, can be blamed for wondering if the war against them has already begun.

A recent op-ed piece in the New York Times by Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett opines that President Obama’s "Iran policy has, in all likelihood, already failed" due to America’s covert actions in Iran. In the current debate within the administration over what course to take with Iran, hard-liners like Dennis Ross – special envoy for the region – argue that Iran’s lack of a positive response to Obama’s overtures are evidence the whole effort is futile, and that it’s time to start thinking about harsh sanctions and military action. The Leveretts, however, have a different take:

"But this ignores the real reason Iranian leaders have not responded to the new president more enthusiastically: the Obama administration has done nothing to cancel or repudiate an ostensibly covert but well-publicized program, begun in President George W. Bush’s second term, to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to destabilize the Islamic Republic. Under these circumstances, the Iranian government – regardless of who wins the presidential elections on June 12 – will continue to suspect that American intentions toward the Islamic Republic remain, ultimately, hostile."

Last year, the same terrorist group behind the Zahedan suicide bomb blast kidnapped 16 Iranian policemen and videotaped their execution. The video was played on al-Arabiya television.

More of the same stuff left over from the Bush Administration.



Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Here's An Interesting Concept

What about trying this on for size:

Panarchism proposes a comprehensive extension of liberty to the consensual choice of government itself, in form and content. It proposes government by consent for any persons who arrange such government for themselves. Conversely, it proposes that a government has no authority over any persons who do not consent to it.

Panarchy is a condition of human relations in which each person is at liberty to choose his own social and political governance without being coerced. Panarchy means that persons may enter into and exit from social and political relations freely. It means that government exists only with the consent and by the consent of the governed.

Panarchism has new conceptions of what a people who are governed, a government, and consent mean. These give rise to a new conception of the nonterritorial State and revised ideas about sovereignty and authority. By viewing government as nonterritorial, panarchism reorients the movement for liberty away from destroying the governments that others may prefer and toward obtaining the governments that each of us may prefer.





An interesting concept of government.

Consequences

Remember the horrific history of societies when only the state had control of firearms.

Michael Moore

What a Goddamned intercoursing hypocrite and SHYSTER.

The Ron Paul Video Theatre, Lower Level

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