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Dangerous Freedom Vs. Peaceful Slavery

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Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Over the weekend a close friend sent me the following image, which was found spray-painted somewhere in Brooklyn:

Peacefulslavery

The words above reflect a state of mind and disposition that has been expressed by philosophers and revolutionaries for thousands of years. It is not a novel or new concept, but it is a concept that seems to have been forgotten across much of these United States. The population has largely been domesticated and this is the primary reason why there has been such little pushback to the global oligarchs looting the landscape. A pathetically large percentage of the population would rather not think, they’d prefer to be told what to believe. They would rather not have any risk in their lives, they’d prefer to have shiny gadgets handed to them. They would rather not explore the wonderful expansive world around them, they’d rather sit on the couch and watch television.

Planet earth is a truly incredible place. Majestic mountains, glistening and seemingly endless blue seas, powerful dense forests. Its beauty is too profound for me to accurately put into words. At the same time, there are terrible tsunamis, horrific hurricanes, devastating floods and many more natural disasters that pose a constant deadly threat.

I moved to Colorado in December 2010 for many reasons, but one of the most appealing things was to get away from the big city. As a kid who had grown up in Manhattan and spent 90% of my life in that environment, I felt a deep longing to move closer to nature and vast open spaces. When weather permits I like to go on a lengthy hike at least once or twice a week. On essentially all of these hikes there are both bears and mountain lions active, amongst a host of other creatures. I mention the first two because of their ability to do severe bodily harm to me at any moment should they choose to. Being aware of such dangerous animals creates a sense of fear but also thrill. Do I carry a gun on my hikes? No, I don’t. Do I wish the Colorado state government to go into the woods and hunt down all the bears and mountain lions so that I can be 100% sure of my safety from them? Of course not. I understand this part of the world is wild and potentially dangerous, and that’s a large part of what I love about it.

Two typical signs at Boulder trailheads:

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The same could be said for the world at large and society itself. Beyond the obvious reality that we are all going to die anyway, there is the point that no matter how hard you try to avoid harm or hard times, those things can come to your doorstep any time they choose. At the end of the day, it really isn’t up to you. What is up to you is how you spend each day. The things you think about, the stuff you create, the people you love. All of those things can only reach their highest potential in a free society.

Now I’m someone who certainly believes in laws and such laws applying to everyone equally. I think the entirity of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution are absolutely essential. I also believe in the saying: “No Victim, No Crime.” Taking it a step further, I do no have a problem with societies and communities actively taking measures to protect themselves from both outside and inside threats as long as such measures are consistent with a free people. However, such protective measures cannot and should not be seen in a vacuum.

For example, after all we have witnessed in the past few years, is there any reason whatsoever that a rational human being would trust the U.S. government and intelligence agencies on anything? No, there isn’t. So then why would you trust them to protect you? Why would you trust them to use the Big Brother surveillance grid for your best interests, rather than as a totalitarian tool to squash dissent?

I find it incredibly bizarre that so many people who will claim in polls to distrust the government, will at the same time support the police state grid being built around them. Why? Fear. Fear of terrorists. A fear that has been nurtured and encouraged by the very government frantically trying to have every human being on the planet on watch 24/7. While in my mind the trade-off between “safety and freedom” should always err toward freedom, there are times when it must even more aggressively bend in that direction. I believe that to be the case today since we have a government and elite power structure of oligarchs that has proven itself to be beyond corrupt and beyond morality.

These folks do not care about the country, or the Constitution, the poor and middle class or civil society. Their actions have proved without a shadow of a doubt that they care about nothing but themselves and furthering their wealth and power. They are not constructing the largest surveillance society in human history to protect you, they are doing it to protect them. From you. The sooner we all recognize this, the better.

 


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Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:20 | Link to Comment traderjoe
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Molon Labe!

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:25 | Link to Comment zorba THE GREEK
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I went bear hunting once. Drove 4 hours up into the mountains. When I got there,

I saw a road sign that said "bear left" so I turned around and drove home.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Harry Dong
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Lol, but if you knew how good bear tastes you'd have gone back. Better than bacon.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:54 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Hmmm, I wonder how politicians taste to Bears???

What substance would attract wild, violent Bears to politicians???

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:09 | Link to Comment wisehiney
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Some carrion even a buzzard will not eat.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:00 | Link to Comment bonin006
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I think these guys could choke down some politicians:

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/komodo-dragon/

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 01:33 | Link to Comment Obese-Redneck
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speaking of trannies,  Chief Kessler and officer Pike are taking it in the can right now, pulling a train with Ted Nugent and the Koch brothers, like men. Lube the Tube.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:16 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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They taste just like chicken. The best part is the brain, because it is rarely used, therefore making it soft like butter.
Here is a recipe.

Legends have traditionally been passed down orally and it is no different with the Live Politician Brain legend. The following is the universal recipe for this legend:

Take one (1) living politician. The story does not work without the kicking and the screaming and the biting. Just eating politician brain stew is not particularly interesting or shocking.

Strap beneath special table with hole in center. The politician must be strapped beneath a table with its head poking up through a hole.

Bop politician on the head, scoop and serve. The diners usually deliver the fatal blow themselves with hammers, the skull is sawed off and the brains are scooped out with spoons.

This recipe is for educational purposes only. Jeffrey Dahmer wannabes should not try this at home.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:19 | Link to Comment wisehiney
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Would it be etiquettely incorrect to use a straw?

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:49 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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Emily Post says no, it would not be a faux pas. However, you must hold your straw with pinky finger extended. The formality of the occasion adds to the politician brain eating experience.

Also, as a good compliment, oak-aged Chardonnays will work well with this delicacy, as they will provide the most buttery silkiness that will add some oomph to a politician brain. I prefer the Tolosa Chardonnay.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:50 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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i would be concerned that the brain was rotten to the core

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 11:10 | Link to Comment shermacman
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Two serious dangers: Mad Cow disease: and in the cases of Hillary, Pelosi and Sebelius, Mad Sow disease.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 02:20 | Link to Comment JB
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eating brains gives you Kuru disease. CJD.

prions are not meant to be eaten.

eating politician's brains is even worse.

you are what you eat.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:54 | Link to Comment Isotope
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Not to be confused with Koro.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:49 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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once again, bacon is the answer

i'd seriously like to let a few mountain lions loose in the senate

c-span like a motherfucker

healthcare this bitches

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 08:43 | Link to Comment Budd aka Sidewinder
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Hmmm, I wonder how politicians taste to Bears???

What substance would attract wild, violent Bears to politicians???

 

Menstruation

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:32 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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"Lol, but if you knew how good bear tastes you'd have gone back. Better than bacon."

Funny, but that's what bears say about humans.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:19 | Link to Comment UKdk
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American's with your pussy signs, if your Russian (or in this case Bosnian) just take the bear out!(with bare hand's or small penknife)

http://metro.co.uk/2013/05/27/shepherd-kills-brown-bear-with-his-bare-ha...

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:26 | Link to Comment ACP
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Pffft. Fear of terrorists is so Bush.

Under Obongwater, it's fear of guns.

 GUNS GUNS GUNS BAD EVIL GUNS!

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:53 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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But the sign said to put a child between adults and make a sandwich for the bear.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:20 | Link to Comment GuyAverage
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That was for the Mountain Lions.  No sandwich for the bears. 

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:29 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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For bears you can use the crap you just took in your pants and smear it all over yourself. It works, I saw a monkey do it on NatGeo.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 03:05 | Link to Comment fockewulf190
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Yogi is gonna be pissed off if he is denied his sandwich.  Damn Rangers always trying to rule his life!

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:25 | Link to Comment GuyAverage
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That was for the Mountain Lions.  No sandwich for the bears. 

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:59 | Link to Comment nmewn
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What happens when you're not a statist shill like David Gregory brandishing a 30 mag in downtown DC or a half wit like Joe Biden who's ole lady has "his permission" to pop off a couple blasts from "his shotgun" off their balcony in Delaware?

This:

MILLER: D.C. businessman faces two years in jail for unregistered ammunition, brass casing

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/23/miller-dc-businessman-faces-two-years-jail-unregis/?page=all#pagebreak

 

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:06 | Link to Comment ACP
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Yes, Supreme Court rulings that affirm without a doubt, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, are optional under a dictatorship.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:13 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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Goddam that to fucking hell Nmewn! I can't believe this. And I thought fucking Cali was insane. My god, those assholes would have killed my dogs because they would have attacked. They probably would have killed me. Ok, what's the difference between this and Natzi Germany? Hello is any one awake yet, hello? What a damn night to not drink.

Miffed;-)

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:17 | Link to Comment ACP
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Correct. And you know what? After gathering the intelligence required to execute the raid, the team would have argued and fought over who gets to kill which one of your dogs.

The police state line was crossed loooooong ago.

 

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:39 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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Sejanus: I've no need of a trial to prove your guilt.

Gallus: A song sung by every small town corrupt policeman, which is what you are and what you should have stayed. I've watched your career with fascination, Sejanus, it's been a revelation to me. I've never fully realized how a small mind, allied to limitless ambition and without scruple could destroy an entire country full of clever men."

I Claudius

Miffed;-)

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:34 | Link to Comment Two Theives and...
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+1 for an I Claudius reference.

Best. Miniseries. Ever.

"Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud...hatch out!"

 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:13 | Link to Comment chemystical
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The Nazis tried to bargain with their parasites and arrange for them to leave. 

Some of the parasites had a different end game and a bigger plan in mind, and they'd go so far as to kill many of their brethren parasites who either wanted a different end game or were unware that there was a game.  

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 08:16 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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The Constitution does not apply in Washington DC (nor territories or federal lands in individual states), it is in the federal zone. People really need to learn this distinction. 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:20 | Link to Comment chemystical
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maybe the citizen should have claimed status as a member of the press and claim the same privileges and blind eyes that were extended to Gregory.

Argh, scratch that; the alphabet soup of agencies in DC have conferred upon themselves the right to decide who is a member of the press.  (Can I get even money bet that within a decade you'll be required to have a license to be a member of the press?)

(Does anyone else wonder whether Gregory's soul selling bargain included the requirement that he agrees to a gradual simian transformation?  Zoomorphic transformation seems to be prevalent amongst them, but reptillian and amphibian features are reserved for a chosen few)

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 08:17 | Link to Comment The Grip
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So Michael, it sounds like you are saying you moved to Boulder to get back to the basics, to be closer to reality?

/rhetorical

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:22 | Link to Comment 0b1knob
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malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium


Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:40 | Link to Comment Harry Dong
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A+ Jefferson would be proud

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 02:28 | Link to Comment JB
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Sic semper evello mortem tyrannis

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:49 | Link to Comment kralizec
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Libertatem aut mori!

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:28 | Link to Comment chemystical
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Latin in Brooklyn?  Dang, I thought that their literacy extended only to veni vd vici: I came I caught I cankered

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:22 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Plus Fucking One.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:25 | Link to Comment SWRichmond
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sic vacis pacem, parabellum

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:30 | Link to Comment Constitutional ...
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Semper fidelis. Tratiors can leave, the sooner the better. On their own head be it if they stay.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:35 | Link to Comment uno
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that's the problem, anyone reading your article knows it's coming for the general Christian, middle class population.  Mark Dice's video's are scary about how brain dead zombies inhabit the USA.  One stat that shocked even me is 

Nearly half of all U.S. children and 90 percent of black youngsters will be on food stamps at some point during childhood, and fallout from the current recession could push those numbers even higher, 

this is from back in Nov 2009 from CBS news  http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-201_162-5504471.html

of course it has only gotten worse and O made it so you can get foodstamps your entire life.

The only people I know who get it are older - 55+ year old Whites, most all younger people get pissed off if you talk about something so scary.  But talk about the details of football games and their eyes light up and others come over.

I do think this is massive payback for our apathy when the CIA overthrew leaders and installed / supported evil dictators.  Just a time before all that experience came full circle.

Wish I knew the timeline.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:44 | Link to Comment Constitutional ...
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Those people - the willing fools - will find FEMA camps ready and armed to take them in.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:52 | Link to Comment Harry Dong
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And then you should know all my kids got govt cheese and free lunches for a few years. When you go from making 150k yr to negative 10k a year you WILL do what it takes to feed your family. If there wasn't food stamps I can guarantee some chaos would've happened. Now think just think what's going to happen when ebt goes down for a solid week or more.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:06 | Link to Comment Constitutional ...
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It's worse than that: most food stamp recipients are unaware that their $272 for a family of four per month will be cut on November 1st as the previous 'stimulus' program ends. I wish they knew, and also knew the name, address and telephone number of their elected non-representative who sits fat and happy in the system, scamming them and taxpayers.

The biggest welfare queens are places like Walmart and McDonalds who privatise their profits and socialise their losses by existing in the USA while their meagre wages ensure their employees are so poor they need food pantries and food stamps.

But Walmart, McDonalds and other modern globalists can afford to bribe DC for their special status as modern day robber barons, grifting off the country, and paying little or no tax. Similar to APPL, but at least it pays its domestic employees a living salary, although it off shores jobs and pays slave labor abroad to produce its goods.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:51 | Link to Comment chemystical
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...and Wally is not a damn bit different than the employers of millions of illegal immigrants.  Their version of "cheap" labor is almost entirely subsidized by the few remaining taxpayers.  The illegales are just a different subset of welfare cheats.

To their credit - gawd, am I defending Wally - at least they do it within the law.

The common thread between all such outrages (for example, the soaring costs of health care and higher education) is that Uncle foots the bill and distorts the true cost by obscurring price discovery.

A local whistleblower is accusing local med of Medicaid scamming.  The suit amounts to over 4 billion.  Funny thing is that Uncle declined to do anything about it.  (Why would 'they'; it's not as if it's their money or as if they have to perform or be fired).

Now the whistleblower is using Fed courts to sue.  By analogy the news item noted that Uncle has often declined to put a stop to other such thefts yet the fed court has awarded billions and by that have effectively stated that the other part of Uncle failed to do their jobs.

It's not their money, so they don't give a flying fuck.  THAT is the core of all problems that run through DC.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:37 | Link to Comment chemystical
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"you WILL do what it takes to feed your family"

I suppose that either 1) living within your means, or 2) increasing your means...

...was out of the fucking question?

"What?  I can't continue living in my $350K house?  I have to sell my BMW?  Oops, nevermind, it's a lease.  I have to disconnect my family's 8 different cell lines?  Fuck that!  I'll become part of the problem and reserve the right to be a wanking hypocrite later."

Excuse me for presuming but I often saw people in that same situation, and my lack of empathy is the same as it is for the rest of the lazy turds, and my response - sometimes expressed and sometimes unexpressed was the same, "You didn't store any grain for the winter, and your glutonous fat ass now wants me to share mine?  Go fuck yourself."

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:36 | Link to Comment Tsunami Wave
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OT... but if you like taking orders in manipulating the gold price, then this job (and probably many others out there) is for you at the BIS!

Vacancy for a Senior/Principle Dealer in FX and Gold:

https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BIS&cws=1&...

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:37 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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I have an idea: Let's just keep blogging about it, and do nothing more...

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Constitutional ...
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A better idea: know your neighbors; get organized; get ready, quietly, efficiently.

All politics is local, really. And all money and goods will be local too if the SHTF.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 04:26 | Link to Comment TuesdayBen
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Quietly? In the USSA? Don't think so.
There's a list. You're on it

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 05:00 | Link to Comment Tall Tom
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And you are not? Unless you work for them... If you visit this site then you are on the list.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:41 | Link to Comment wisehiney
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Roar at a lone cougar and he will back off. Roar at a lone bureaucrat and he will shit his pants. 

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:48 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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150 million privately owned guns in this country. Billions of rounds of ammo in the hands of civilians, and yet the government continues to have their way with us. The whole thing is just fucking amazing. They sit there in Washington dividing us while they steal the country blind and the American people are to stupid to get it. It's all good as long as they have their teevee, a bag of Cheetos, a six pack of beer, and the false pretense that just because they have a gun they are a free people. TPTB must be laughing their ass off at our stupidity.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:51 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Germany and Brazil head to UN to protest nsa. UN members' anger growing!

Could we see international arrest warrants for Bush and Blackbush one day?

Let us Hope for Change!

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:52 | Link to Comment Constitutional ...
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Patience. This house of cards is about to come crashing down as the strains in the systems become more obvious every month.

What people fail to learn through prosperity, they most certainly will learn through real penury. The DHS and FEMA camps are waiting for them.

Those who relied on the status quo will be punished most severely by the status quo...leaving more time, energy and resources for the independents to manage on their own, mercifully.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 22:57 | Link to Comment Harry Dong
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Let's see how brave you are when it happens. I hope you are.  

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:05 | Link to Comment wisehiney
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When good men and women have little left to lose, they act differently. I sense (and feel) eager anticipation.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:11 | Link to Comment Constitutional ...
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Harry Dong,

I don't need to be brave. I was born ready. It's a pity others were led astray by bad parenting or the lure of easy money, and entertainment. They will reap what they sowed. I sympathise with them for their predicament, but they were willing co-authors of their own misfortune.

2008, banks went bust. It's been 5 years, and anyone who was willing to take a serious interest in their own welfare would have been making changes in their life since then, rather than blaming others.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:49 | Link to Comment Harry Dong
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hell yeah. When ford took back their shiny gas guzzlers I've only paid cash for my four tires and a motor since. Anger? I've got plenty (understatement). Sympathy? yes. When my best friend comes over today and says he's got more month and no more money I KNOW what that's like and I've got his back.

BTW - Your earlier comment about the revolution of the elites was spot on. My .1% family has no idea the back lash that awaits them. I look forward to doing business with you.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:37 | Link to Comment Wen_Dat
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- ready to die Blade?
- I was born ready motherfucker

Sorry not making fun, just made me think of this quote from Wesley

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:45 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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Its not about bravery. Its about doing what you must, just like we did today. Those who hesitate will be lost, as they always have been.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:37 | Link to Comment Wen_Dat
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As my father always said, god hates a coward

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:34 | Link to Comment 22winmag
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House of cards... a stiff breeze could knock this administration over. DHS and the alphabet soups agencies would fold up like lawn chairs when their casualties mount.

 

Just watch the movie Red State for kicks. The casualties the ATF thugs suffer in the movie would cause the alphabet soup agencies to crumble overnight when multiplied at a statewide or nationwide scale.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:47 | Link to Comment Pesky Labrador
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Keep hearing about FEMA camps, but I don't think there is enough camps to house the entire population in the United States.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:06 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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Too true Dr.  I try and take the pulse of people and my job brings me into contact with a steady stream of new people from the MidWest Region. I have little sense of rebellion in them. Those who have a foot on the Middle Class rung care only about staying there. They long, especially the young ones, for the good life. Lots of toys for the boys, lots of gadgets and fashion and restaurants for the girls. The poor people are not the one's I see in my line of work, but they are all around me in the broader social scene. Most are living like hill billy's. Lots of guns and flags, beat up cars, stupid children, filthy yards and unkept homes. They are deep into beer, football, TV, four wheelers, motor cycles, cigarrets and I suspect a lot of weed and speed. They cut pathetic figures though they act all proud of themselves. Tend to be so patriotic they can't see they are the losers in all this.

I think the collapse has far to go, and push back comes from the top, they are the angry ones, and the ones working hardest to advance their class interests. Oddly enough, America had a revolution and it was the revolt of the elites against the Middle Class and Poor. I can tell you, in my life time I have seen that revolution and the rich won hands down. Look at Washington DC, they serve as tools for the elites. We see where the income gains are going.

Bottom line. This shit show has a long way to go before any real push back comes from the 99%.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:38 | Link to Comment Milestones
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The best, most accurate post of the week. Congrats for a well thought piece.               Milestones

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:53 | Link to Comment Two Theives and...
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Actually it's north of 200 million privately held guns in the US:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_guns_are_in_the_united_states_of_America

I believe the founders understood human nature and what would happen eventually so they decided it was prudent to insert this little second-amendment "time bomb" .

heehee

what pissers those guys were!

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 08:30 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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The problems are just so deep rooted. For example, make a case for having laws. Very few people can handle the concept. Yet, there is no valid reason for having them. 

Do laws keep crimes from happening? No. Do people break laws on a regular basis? yes. Are the reasons you "follow" a law because of the law or because of your ethics? All government is slavery based, using law for justification.

Laws are the source of slavery, yet this author makes sure to assure us he believes in law. That dangerous freedom, bears, etc, is a world without laws. It is the natural condition of every creature, besides man, on Earth. 

It was the introduction of law that allowed the institutionalization of slavery everywhere. Laws are nothing more than a justification for crime. 

We aren't stupid, we're just well trained.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:50 | Link to Comment Pesky Labrador
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It is odd at times when I explain to my children that just because it is the law, doesn't mean it is right. These conversations happen more frequently as time is going by.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:36 | Link to Comment jemlyn
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Yes.  My R friends get upset when I use that to comment on how Romney got his money.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:41 | Link to Comment kayl
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@Sean7K

Please refine your thinking to make a distinction between laws and statutes. Laws relate mostly to natural or biblical principles such as Do not murder people or steal their property. There is a victim whose life and property has been trespassed. These natural laws keep society against destroying itself.

Statutes, on the other hand, are an entirely different category. These are victimless crimes. They are abstractions that the state has imposed to extract wealth from the people. There are over 6 million statutes on the books in the US, and these statutes are the foundation of slavery.

The courts have confounded together the traditional common law court, the King Edward court of equity, and statutory administration. There is no justice involved. Each case is based upon an unmentioned "economic exchange" governed by the Uniform Commercial Code. This economic exchange is under judicial notice, which is a euphemism for silence by the justice/administrative class. The concepts under judicial notice can kill you.

Charges are just that: a demand for money administered by the court. Under the UCC, each party or defendant must accept all allegations of charges and return them with the discharge of debt. Even if you accept all charges and discharge the debt, you are subject to the court of equity that can arbitrarily decide your fate.

Remember Justice is blind. In doublespeak that means the administrators of the system do not recognize the evil that they do in administering the system. They turn a blind eye. For the slaves it implies that justice is administered fairly regardless of station, race, or creed.

In regard to this article, the author implies that he longs for survival of the fittest. That would be the natural order of things. He believes in Statutes because it serves his economic interests. Under the statutes, the 1% have done nothing wrong.

But in a society of natural laws, the government, bankers, statists, and corporatists have committed every crime imaginable against the people. It is a world of natural law that will bring us back to equilibrium. Survival of the fittest in a very bloody way. 

 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:45 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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Natural laws are philosophical constructs that meet the needs of non-statist power structures (religion especially). Most people understand what "laws" mean. 

Nothing you said is an argument in favor of laws, natural or otherwise. In fact, most of your comment (which I agree with) makes my point exactly.

Natural laws as moral codes are just as worthless. People will do what they want, regardless of the law- natural or statute, in order to get what they want. We want laws as protection, but they can only provide a uniformity to vengeance or to recover economic goods. This requires discernment, which leads to judges, which leads to corruption and injustice.

Life is not ordered, it is chaotic. Learning to exist and find success within its' confines will never be accomplished with law.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 16:47 | Link to Comment kayl
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@Sean7k

Your last statement is a bit simplistic. It sounds like a cry in the dark: "Life is chaos and so unfair!"

The founding fathers had philosophy. For them the cornerstone of a rational society was the educated man. Not laws! Not the King who ruled by divine right! It is the enlightened man who possessed discernment between laws and their abstractions, the duality of man in his sublime and corrupt states, and the balance between order and chaos.

The founders didn't shirk their duties. They came up with an abstraction of government knowing that it could fail once in practice. But the design of small government, three branches of the legislative, executive, and judicial, and the vote were included to forstall corruption. The abstraction had an impact on life. As above, so below.

Men of discernment have duties and responsibilities. Debt slaves have rights and privileges that may be revoked at any time because they have a mistaken belief in a sea of laws and statutes that they do not control and that do not provide security.

I regard natural laws like an instinct to cooperate in a neolithic society.

Check out the Cucutenai Trypilian culture, which shows an egalitarian society in its physical culture. No great differentiation or specialization of jobs. Generally, each household is self-sustainable. The only unexplained phenomenon of their culture is that they burned down everything every 80 years. Not only do we have a corrupt society, but it is being burnt down every 80 years or so.

 

 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 16:44 | Link to Comment kayl
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dup

 

 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 23:02 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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I never said life is unfair and I resent your attempt to make such a childlike assertion. If you don't understand chaos theory or the universe- then do some reading.

Along those lines, you need to read history as well. The founders were merchantilists, driven by desires for wealth and keeping it. George Washington was probably the richest man in the colonies and he made his money selling property he developed, which the good King put a kabash on. They led a successful coup d'tat against the Articles of Confederation, thereby guaranteeing the payment of bonds based on loans THEY had made. They designed the government to minimize democratic passions, in order to protect their positions.The vote was limited to people with property or money wealth ( 3 to 13% of the colonial population). Slaves remained slaves. Jefferson refused to enforce treaty obligations with Georgian indian tribes, so settlers could steal their property, even though it was ruled on by the Supreme Court.

The founders created a government that protected their wealth from King and country. So, please leave the jingoism at the door. 

Your statement regarding debt slaves is unintellgible.

If we have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, then we remain unrequited. The use of the term law implies order, order that must be enforced from a supreme power. Funny, how it never works out for the common man. If people want cooperation and tolerance, they must live in a social grouping that nurtures it. This will never result from laws, natural or otherwise. 

You can't have an egalitarian culture, because people are not equal. We are individuals with varying degrees of competency that make us both useful and useless depending on the situation. These qualities have different values, making some more valuable than others. This creates status and classes. This is why laws are so dangerous, they allow a minority to enslave a majority. 

Sat, 10/26/2013 - 12:51 | Link to Comment kayl
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Discernment, brother. You stomp your feet and show some true colors.

You state the obvious--the founders were objectivists who supported their own self-interests and suppose no one reads history. Maybe you missed my discussion of a book I was reading called "An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution" by Charles Beard about two years ago. An excellent book that provides the exact figures regarding the reorganization of the Articles of Confederation under bankruptcy and the emergence of the United States of America. I believe it even outlines the holdings for each of the founders and how much they made.

If everyone heeded Ayn Rand's warning about the virtues of selfishness, we wouldn't be on this course.

If you studied your history and law, you would know that the institution of physical slavery has transformed by degrees into the debt slavery of today. The monetary system of debt notes is designed with two levels of understanding. Debt slaves experience money as intrinsic wealth, as though it was backed by gold like a hundred years ago. They pay for everything they obtain --houses, goods, education with the fruit of their labor.

Free men know that debt notes are an expression of liability which is passed on in an endless loop between the bank, the people, and the government in a bankrupt society. A man of honor who has learned the history and law of this land can exit the slavery system. It only needs the cursive writing of your own hand to pass on liability. That is why Harry Reid says quite literally that taxation is voluntary. If you haven't learned to discharge your debt and manage your own commercial affairs then that is your problem.

Finally, your assertion that people are not equal because they have different skill levels is a subjective value judgment. Where is it a fact that such a person is more or less valuable than such other person? What culture or philosophy? In China I can imagine that the value of one human life is regarded as insignificant. Yet, in the west we hold traditionally that each individual life is sacred. That We the people have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, an inalienable right given by our creator. The individual is the cornerstone of a Democratic Republic.

You or the state would put a valuation on each man? What a slippery slope you envision. Your theory of depreciation of the common man has already taken root. Democracy at its finest. All it takes now is a speeding stop and a cop with a twitchy trigger finger to end your value.

We can't have an egalitarian culture because the elite will not allow it. Read Nietsche: the Genealogy of Morals and Master and Slave for further reference.

I have no doubt what you describe will come to pass-- the chaos and the devaluation of individual life. You will experience the same sweep of history and wish that you had thought better. That you are better and any other person is better and must be protected for your sake. Thought is like a reflexive verb.

 

 

Sat, 10/26/2013 - 15:39 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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Nice attempt at doublespeak. 

First you defend the founders, then jump on Beard's bandwagon? You think you are the only one to have read Beard's work?

Ayn Rand was a closet socialist, are you so easily fooled?

I am well acquained with debt slavery, as anyone that actually reads here is well aware of. However, that was not the part of my argument that you originally responded to. Are you arguing with yourself?

As for tax liability, you might want to equate yourself with "invisible contracts". No one can entirely divorce themselves from government intrusion without living in a wilderness, without ever purchasing anything on land they must trespass on. I've studied the law on this, you might want to as well.

There is nothing subjective about people not being equal. Please show me two people that are equal, ANYWHERE IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND.Further, if I need a mechanic and I find two people that can work on my car and one is a mechanic- that person has more economic value to me than the other. 

By the way, I fail to see how an example of subsistance farmers with no specialization is an appropriate example of egalitarianism, espcially one that has not left enough evidence to discern social structure outside of hut size or special burial rites. Are we all to become subsistance farmers and never specialize? 

In the West, as you say, if we believed in those values, we would exhibit them. Talk's cheap.

MY theory of depreciation? Please show me this theory. Now, you're just being imbecilic. Do you even read what you write? Your last paragraph is just rambling crap. We can't have egalitarian culture because we aren't equal and that is a blessing- BECAUSE THEN WE WOULD ALL BE THE SAME. 

What you want is utopian communism ( from each according to his ability, to each according to their need). I want to be rewarded for my contributions according to their value. Most important, I would like both of us to be able to choose what we want. This will never happen as long as we are forced to live according to someone else's value (laws) system.

Sat, 10/26/2013 - 18:59 | Link to Comment kayl
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You lack a level of subtlety to your thinking as though everything is black and white. 

I defended the founders because they did their duty and left a pattern of government that focused on the capacity of the individual to choose his own destiny. We are equal in that we exist. Pure and simple. This is clear from their writings. The founders themselves qualified who was a man and who would vote. But the aspirations of freedom were present. As the Torah states: A free man's body has no valuation.

You are confounding the mere existence of man and his ability to defend his life and liberty and the ability of a man to act in the economy. In the economy, our abilities to act are different based on education, skills, training, and background. The founders knew it well and defended each man's capacity to work and enjoy the fruits of his own labor. They didn't guarantee that corporations and powerful lobbies would get exemptions and go above the law. They didn't guarantee that if you were lazy you would be subsidied by others. The founders gave you the power to choose which man would be most appropriate to hire as your car mechanic. And that man could choose to work for you based on his own self-interest.

If I mentioned Beard it was simply that his work was a common topic of discussion here on ZH. What bandwagon did Beard have? I didn't come away with the idea that he was stupefied or furious that the founders protected their own self-interests. He merely presented facts that would dispel the jingoism that normally surrounds a discussion of the Constitution in popular culture. I say well done for the founders. 

Ayn Rand was an elitist. A deconstruction of her work clearly makes the distinction between elitist thinking and socialist thinking for the rabble. It is expedient for socialist thinkers to abstract away their control and power over a socialist panacea proferred to the masses. But I appreciate her work and guard against placing too much trust in any system that pushes an --ism in my face. I'm only interested in protecting my own self-interests in as far as I earn them. 

You, on the other hand, are thinking sideways left and right. You obviously have a need to insult me with your words. You seem to be an elitist with privileged information on some --ism you propose. You complain that freedom never seems to come to the people because of laws. Are you one of the people? You despise the communist utopia that the common people clamor for. It's the free shit army. It's the hope and change they believe in. And you suppose that I am a party to it: quite the opposite.

The laws are accessible at Cornell law edu and any number of law school websites. Any man who has not availed himself of those resources has not fulfilled his duty and responsibility to manage his own affairs. I do manage my affairs quite well and understand my limitations with regard to real property.

You chaff under the yoke of power. I am no fool. There has always been a power structure in society since the time of Babylon. Power is the capacity to understand that power structure. Power is the capacity to fulfill your duties and responsibilities within it. Power is the ability to formulate those laws and abstractions that regulate the daily existence of men.

Do your duty and formulate a new form of existence. As far as subsistence farmers go, there is something in the culture. I don't have all the answers. It will take the ephemeralization of resources (see Buckminster-Fuller) and an enlightened, independent population to grow a better world. I'm developing a home with its own electricity, water filtration, sewer, recycling, farming, weaving, and 3D printing facilities. If this became a widespread material culture, how would it effect centralized governmental systems and corporations?

I appreciate the sentiment that you would like to see a world where we exercise our own choice.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 08:45 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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You need to read what you write. Your logical and dogmatic inconsistencies make for tortured reading. You always start with an insult- nice touch, but it really doesn't work well.

Now, you want to defend the founders again? Just how equal were the slaves, indians, women and laborers? They were excluded because they didn't believe in freedom for all. If you studied Aristotle, you would know this. Freedom and democracy was for the citizen class. If you are so naive as to buy the propaganda, fine, but it really doesn't fit your concept of "subtle" thinking.

The founders taxed the citizens and then funded the first national bank to the ruin of all, except the Rothschilds and themselves. Let's see, that was a corporation. They declared war on England to steal Canada to sell more land, while failng to adequately equip troops or fund them. What a great group of leaders. The founders gave me no power, you can't give liberty, you can only allow it to bloom. They failed to do that.

You were the one that that mentioned how you had written about Beard's writings on the Constitution, now it is just a common topic? Do you see a trend here? Your a liar.

What is the difference between socialist thinking and Elitist thinking? Trick question? Or do you really think you write well enough to confound a reader? Now, I'm an elitist, but I insult you with MY words?  People clamor for communist utopias? Where? I have placed you in the free shit army? Care to quote me?

Glad to see you have visited a law school site. However, that is not the same as a defense of your ideas, you may be lying.

Power is not the capacity to understand a power structure, it is knowledge. Power is not the capacity to fulfill your duties and responsibilities within it, it is duty. Power is not the ability to formulate laws... it is legislating. Power is the ability to enforce those laws. 

Do my duty? Fuck off. Of course there is something in their culture, otherwise it wouldn't have existed. You need to identify that something. Your going to start a farm, good luck! You aren't the only one. If it becomes widespead, who will care for your sewers, provide diesel for your tractor, filters for your water, and electricity for your 3d printer? Will you be payng your property taxes? 

You have convinced yourself you are great thinker, because you ponder great ideas. First, try understanding them, because you can't teach what you don't understand.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:23 | Link to Comment kayl
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You are a pompous ass, but I'll try one last time to make you see the subtleties of life that the founders lived by.

Let's look at the Allegory of the Cave in the Republic. Some people are in chains inside the cave, others are outside in the sun light. Most of the people in society are sitting in the cave and see only the shadows projected onto the wall. They think it is reality. The people outside of the cave have seen and studied the levels of power and control and have a better perspective of reality.

You seem to be outside of the cave. However, you seem to ignore the fact that the condition of man has been the same since the time of Babylon. The founders did only what a reasonable man can do, which is to contribute to the betterment of mankind and take care of their own self-interests. They are not responsible for who will stay in the cave or who will climb out of it to see the light of the sun. The black and white checkerboard floor common to the Masonic lodges is a constant reminder of two ideas: 1) there is bad and good, weak and strong, rich and poor in this world; 2) everything is also shades of grey.

You lack subtlety in your thinking. You think some --ism is going to change the perpetual state of mankind? Why is there religion? Because man has the capacity to experience it. Why are there laws? Because man has the capacity to create them out of abstraction to organize society. Do you think Catholicism or Protestantism saved the world? Do you think Communism eradicated religion? Do you think the philosophy of law that traces back from Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero up to positivism or legal realism has saved the people and made everything right and just? Do you think eradicating all laws will also save us? These are just abstractions and divisions that have a bad habit of creating murderous conflict.

The only thing you can do is do your duty to society. You can provide a blueprint for laws/no laws that reorganize material culture and live the life you want to lead by example. Yes, talk is cheap. I lean toward decentralization, free direct exchange of goods, self-sufficiency, and minimal contact with monopolizing corporations.

It is sadly ironic. During Greek times, a man had to earn his status to become a citizen. He had to work hard, use his mind, and contribute substantially to be recognized. Today, citizenship is given out at birth for free. You are signed up as a citizen/debt slave, and then you have to earn you way to freedom by acquiring the knowledge to rescide the indenture and perfect your status as a substantial contributor to society. 

In one of my Business Law books there is a quote from Lord Balfour (which I can only paraphrase here from memory) which states that it is incumbent upon any man to learn the law; it is not the providence of only lawyers. Do you see the subtlety of his expression? He is saying that if you don't learn the law, you are f#@cked! And you can't get out of the cave.

I started learning the law in the 1970s. It was interesting to read and study the 1975 edition of Anderson and Kumpf Business Law Principles and Cases, since the UCC was legislated during the 50s and the text and meaning of the UCC was described in a more transparent fashion at that time. Through comparative analysis I studied the UCC of the 90s and 2000s to bring me up to date. The changes to the UCC going forward are posted on Cornell Law edu as well. So when I mentioned law school websites to you, I was subtlely telling you that I am studying and availing myself of all resources to learn the law. Not only the straight story like porch masons/porch lawyers, but the inner meanings drawn from analogy of freemasonry. If you are not familiar with the intertwinning relationship between freemasonry and the law, go find some books on the subject or do research and write your own book.

I read widely. The congressional remarks of Louis T. McFadden in the early 1900s. The UN Charters and legislation. A copy of HJR 192 from the 1930s. The transcript of James Trafficant's speech on the congressional floor 1990s. Working papers of the CFR and Bilderberg group. Books on history, philosophy and literature, law, geography, biographies, and so on. Why must you call a person a liar? It seems so juvenile.

Your remarks on the Constitution on this thread are a subtle distortion of its meaning. The Constitution doesn't curtail the passion for Democracy. It very clearly curtailed the overreach of government. All duties and responsibilities  not specifically granted to the government in Washington DC were granted to the states. You and Skin must be involved in some delphi programming to build consensus in a particular direction. 

Natural law obliges us to work toward the general good of the larger society.

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 17:50 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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No, I'm a highly intelligent ass, that understands the subject matter. You could read my entire library, which greatly exceeds your paltry list, but still not understand. Why? Because you never question what you read. You accept what you are taught or told. 

There is a bounty of knowledge that sits idly, waiting to be discovered, observable chaos in the functioning of the universe. You may call it nature. If you plan to be a farmer, I suggest you avail yourself of it.

You labor to write long winded passages hoping they will support your opinions. They don't. Failing to separate the fiction of our founders from the reality of their actions, which are available, makes your assertions naive and without value. Plato's Republic is nothing more than the justification for democracy within the ruling elite (he was unable to access power), they maintained a slave class which Plato and others saw as a necessity. The Republic is propaganda, pure and simple and from the most advanced republic we have ever seen. 

Nature has no laws, just a range of possible outcomes. You hope to give them weight, by virtue of their relation to God's plan. That they are a force of the universe, but they are not. This is why, nature functions regardless of man. If those qualities were natural, they could not be diminished. We may not understand nature's laws in their fullness of expression, but we can observe them. The sun will come up tommorrow, regardless of man's machinations.

There are very simple methods by which the judahites enslave populations: law, finance and communication (media). Any person that seeks to rule another is a tyrant. Therefore, voluntaryism is the only system of social organization that holds the promise of liberty (chaos). Working towards a greater good is a choice, not a duty or a law. Duties and law imply coercion, consequently any action I take that is compelled is an affront to my liberty.

The House of Representatives was the only democratic institution, every other aspect of the Constitution provides a means to contain this passion. Perhaps your subtlety failed you here.

 

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:05 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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Ask not what this country can do for you, ask what this country will do to you........

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:08 | Link to Comment Kbron KoolArrow
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"It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees."

- Emiliano Zapata

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:08 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.

Pretty words don't buy you hookers and blow.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:11 | Link to Comment wisehiney
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Plus one for both great minds.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:12 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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As for danger in the woods. I spend much time in the wilderness, as my small town in smack in the Middle of one of the lower 48's biggest national forests and largest federal designated wilderness. Danger is more about being stupid when you are out there. If you know what to do, then danger is minimal. Less than in any big city. My biggest fear is falling a breaking a leg, or a deep cut that bleeds, drowing in a storm if the canoe flips over also ranks high. The nearest to death was on a huge lake when a big wind blew down out of Canada and caught us in a bad spot. 45 minutes of desperate paddeling got us to a small island. To be honest, No Island in that spot, we would have been dead in another 10 minutes.

Being safe all the time sucks. It is a life for farm animals and big city girls.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:17 | Link to Comment wisehiney
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Sounds like an excellent place to be nowadays. May need to control a few local hunters at some point, but sounds like paradise.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:28 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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It is actually. I accept a huge income hit in order to stay in the area. The income loss is made up for by the life style. I fish and hunt five minutes from my front door. A vast lake system for canoeing with thousands of wilderness lakes is a half hour away. It's good, very good.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:40 | Link to Comment Harry Dong
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a person could visit boundary waters and return humbled.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 02:42 | Link to Comment Rock On Roger
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Did your profit get hit though? No, I believe your profit is good, very good. And you know it.

 

Stack On Jack

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:15 | Link to Comment ramacers
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guillotine + a few choice heads and we start the comeback.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:20 | Link to Comment Constitutional ...
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What - no ducking stools? I'm disappointed...

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:21 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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If Spain won't revolt than we sure as he'll won't. Sheeple just need sugary drinks and Netflix.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:27 | Link to Comment Mr. Crisp
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Defeating the beast will require moving into it, going up through it, and defeating it.

We the Tea.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:31 | Link to Comment 22winmag
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Less than 5% of the colonists sent the British Empire home with it's tail between it's legs.

 

Less than 1% of modern day patriots armed with modern day muskets can and will send this criminal shitshow to straight to hell. Some things are worth more to some people than money and the criminal clowns know this. Their time is just about up and they know it. You can see it in their farcial edicts, their displays of mental illness, and their stark raving mad behavior.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:34 | Link to Comment Harry Dong
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you wanna to start with county rd in palm beach? just saying

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:42 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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I fear you have missed the point. The point is.....state dependency. Our most recent experience with a ficticious shut down and fake default was a public demonstration of their scope of power and our dependency. They don't need guns to suppress us, only the FSA to intimidate us. People agitated by fear of their loss of benefits will be focused by government stooges as well as the media whores directly at those of us not directly dependent as the ingrates threatening their existence. No the cops will just be there to restore order after the fact and punish unlawful gun ownership and society threatening gestures.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 05:59 | Link to Comment 22winmag
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The fake shutdown was a non-event. The motivated, patriotic 1% are all that matters. They are the house of cards... not us.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 08:46 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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It was 25% of the population and 25% of the people fought FOR England as Tories. Americans inflicted more damage and death on each other than the British could have dreamed of. See, "Tories" by Thomas Allen.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:31 | Link to Comment yepyep
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consequences of statism.

keep waving those flags and voting guys.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:32 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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FUCK .gov

FUCK Carl Icahn, that piece of shit worthless Jew.

FUCK Wall Street and Washington.

FUCK the U.S.A.

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:34 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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We are transitioning to a truly sustainable society that exists on an unlimited supply of bullshit. Our only renewable resource and is perfectly suitable for our new world. A product of limitless supply AND demand. 

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:55 | Link to Comment Seal
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“Some nations have freedom in the blood and are ready to face the greatest perils and hardships in its defense. It is not for what it offers on the material plane that they love it, they regard freedom itself as something so precious, so needful to their happiness that no other boon could compensate them for its loss, and its enjoyment consoles them even in their darkest hours. Other nations, once they have grown prosperous, lose interest in freedom and let it be snatched from them without lifting a hand to defend it, lest they should endanger thus the comforts that, in fact, they owe to it alone. It is easy to see that what is lacking in such nations is a genuine love of freedom, that lofty aspiration which (I confess) defies analysis. For it is something one must feel and logic has no part in it. It is a privilege of noble minds which God has fitted to receive it, and it inspires them with a generous fervor. But to meaner souls, untouched by the sacred flame, it may well seem incomprehensible.” The Old Regime and the French Revolution, Alexis de Touqueville, Anchor Books, Pg. 169

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:33 | Link to Comment Mr. Crisp
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Expand freedom

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:23 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Nobody ever asked me if I wanted Washington D.C. globalists to protect me.

They are silly people to believe that reality is not big enough to provide a unique experience for every living thing.

To remove the experience of life from the living is the greatest crime a globalist commits.

Oh boy. Oh boy Oh boy. I'm happily studying the French Revolution this weekend.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 00:30 | Link to Comment yepyep
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the value of freedom has been indoctrinated out of us.

especially in australia 12 years of school saluting the flag "australians all let us rejoice for we are young and free"

when in fact no we are not free, we are being indoctrinated to support the establishment, and are being prepared for a life of tax slavery and financial serfdom.

 

every state does the same shit, US has come the closest so far to eliminating the state, or atleast most successful in limiting the powers of it.

but freedom = prosperity = tax revenue = state expansion = slavery.

you guys are somwhere in the middle of state expansion/complete slavery in this cycle atm.

 

and so are we.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 01:04 | Link to Comment The Heart
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Darn, just when you thought it was safe to go outside.

The storm from last week will hit the mid-west tomorrow and is headed towards the east coast next in a straight line across the USA. All hands on deck. Check your counters Fri-Mon this weekend. Those babylonians are catching so much flack from so many directions with all the corruption and criminality being exposed, they be using Geo-engineering to escalate the fukushima ELE. Fanning the fire if you will.

With the new storm approaching, it may cause more radiation release and that will be here in about a week also. So far, this whole ugly mess is only getting worse. Playing the life game at this point should be something everybody should be doing for fun, as long as it is all good fun. Enjoy quality life, protect yourselves and families, and brace for more and more heavy fallout from the poisonous radiation from japan.

One has to wonder who exactly is allowing this horrendous killing evil to continue day after day. Prolly the same evil that wants to sell the poor people obambacare. Who else would knowingly slow kill the entire world and charge the stupid nation of lemmings for the health coverage they know will be needed by millions in the near future. Talk about a racket! Get em sick and dying, and then charge them exorbitant prices for medical care. Insanity is as insanity does...only in babylon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVLTWmh_uzE#t=1212

http://hatrickpenryunbound.com/?p=3928

 

 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:58 | Link to Comment Random
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"Those babylonians are catching so much flack from so many directions with all the corruption and criminality being exposed, they be using Geo-engineering to escalate the fukushima ELE. Fanning the fire if you will."

In this paragraph you used two contrary concepts (imho): 1st is "Babylonians" and the second is "Fukushima ELE". If you believe the first you cannot believe the second. Let me explain: if you believe that the elites are Babylonians (of the legacy of Nimrod - Marduk - Tamuz - Baal - Osiris - Zeus) you cannot ignore the causal relation that leads to Revelations. And if you follow this logic fukushima as an extinction level event is not possible. Pick one and stop mixing world views.

Well, at least this is how i read it. Cheers!

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 01:28 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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I really did not want Mrs. M and the children to come back from Russia.  That was not because I don't love them but because I do love them.  I thought perhaps it would be better for them there.  They came back anyway.  Why?  Mrs. M says it is just as fucked up in Russia if not worse.  It was Mrs. M's choice and she and the kids came back to the US.  Assholes run the world as we know.

That's a message to all of us in the US.  Any gas left in the tank? 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 02:20 | Link to Comment Rock On Roger
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You are reminding me of the storm that carried east of Sodom/Gomorrah and wiped out all the cities except Babylon.

The gods left then and haven't been back since (except the one who stayed behind). They will come back to get the gold but it won't be the fucking red shields that earn the trip to heaven, Cain's boys are stacking for I-an-na and her crew will win the game and take home the gold.

As above so below. As in the past so in the future. Fuck all of you,  juice of MARDUK. I pledge my allegience to Mother-Of-All.

You gotta know - I had a couple of smokes tonight.

 

Stack On.

 

 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 08:08 | Link to Comment Random
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Sodom and Gomorrah were the cities of the plains and very far away from Babylon. In that incident none of the major cities of the time were destroyed (Ur, Uruk, Sippar, Eridu, Lagash, Nippur in Summer only, without talking about other major powers - Egypt, Phoenicia, Hittites).  I see you are citing in a most oblique way Zahariah Sitchin (a fraud and small time bullshiter).

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 04:20 | Link to Comment Skin666
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You're wrong about the Constitution Mike.

 

Before the Constitution, Americans lived in a state of near anarchy, peace and co-operation.

 

The Constitution does not bind government to the people, it binds the people to the governent.

 

200 years later and the verdict is in. It's been a disaster.

 

If you want freedom, then no government. Voluntary rules for communities, shires, polities and regions. Once you centralize power through a Constitution, the one thing you can guarantee is that power will be abused.

 

"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." Frederic Bastiat

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 05:35 | Link to Comment Being Free
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...200 years later and the verdict is in. It's been a disaster.

I suggest: The constitution has not failed us, We have failed It.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:05 | Link to Comment Unstable Condition
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Exactly, how can anyone say that our Constitution has failed us, when we have systematically destroyed and ignored it for over 100 years?

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:15 | Link to Comment Skin666
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Exactly the point I'm making. Power hungry psychopaths will bend any constitution. The supreme court that issues new 'laws' is a part of the same apparatus. It was inevitable that these would be corrupted.

No constitution, no avenue for the powerful to corrupt countries

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:22 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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the Brits have no written constitution, just an everchanging tradition. are they a template, for you?

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:42 | Link to Comment Skin666
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Ghordius,

I'm not American, I am a brit.

In the Uk there is no written constition, only the mythical 'Social Contract'. Which basically means the UK Gov can do what the fuck they like to me and my fellow britons.

This is what the Constitution sought to correct. The mistake they made was to centralize power with the federal government.

These United STATES of America.

The southern states were trying to secede from the union, in the so called 'Civil War', which could not be tolerated by the mercantilist North. Hence the south was crushed and devastated for generations, by Lincoln's wish to keep power.

The U.S after the 'civil war' was not a collection of voluntary states, but a federalized power, with its heart in Washington DC, and far away from the decentralized polity's of the states, and federal powers overtook STATES rights.

Lincoln would not have been able to do anything about the secession of the south from the union, without the centralized power that the constitution gave him.

Lincoln, more than anyone else, fucked the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:55 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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"The mistake they made was to centralize power with the federal government." Mistake or not mistake, I'm not going to comment on that. Yet the way I read it, the Federation that was the US became a Central, or Unitary State way after the US Civil War

by the amendment in 1913, which made Senators elective in their States, instead of recallable delegates of the States legislations. see my comments on the EU, further down

the very moment US Senators were not beholden to a majority in their State's elected chambers, power shifted towards DC. this is clearly visible in taxes, for example. in a well balanced federation, tax income would be 50/50 between States and Federal govs. Germany is a very good example of a balanced federation, btw

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 08:07 | Link to Comment Skin666
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I get your point Ghordius.

 

What I am saying is without the right of unlimited secession, then power will centralize.

While life stayed the same for most americans until before the 1st world war, it was Lincoln that destroyed the sovereign right of any state to secede from the Union for whatever reason.

These rights should also be given to any polity in any country. If catalonia and the Basques, wish to secede from Spain, then they should be free to do so. I would go further and say that I, as an individual have a god given right to secede from any agreement or written constitution that I do not agree with. This is the very essence of anarchy.

Europe and America will shatter into a multitude of small states, free cities, towns and villages. Exactly as it was before the Absolutist Monarchies of 17th century Europe, and the Constitutional monarchies and republics of the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 08:29 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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don't disagree on principle. yet often what centralizes is an external threat, be it a real or a fabricated one. imho in the US's case a real one, in the beginnings

yes, the right to secede is typical of confederations and less so of federations. yet go back for a moment to the UK. what about Scotland?

imo Scotland might secede because there is an EU. yet the EU is exactly the proto-confederation that England might want to leave. mainly because England sees itself more "at home" in the current "Oceanic" empire, aka Globalization Mark Two

those forces, be them centrifugal or centripetal, have a context. and this context is increasingly being shaped by... China. and of course the Empire's current center, the US

so I'm not that sure about that "will shatter". it depends on the context

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 09:26 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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Skin, a few, hopefully, helpful clarifications. The Constitution was a coup d'tat by powers that sought to nullify the Articles of Confederation. The Constitution was devised to limit popular passions, which is why the House of Representatives was the only democratic institution. 

Lincoln had zero Constitutional power to go to war with the southern states. His actions were outside the law both domestically and internationally. In this, you are correct, Lincoln was a great Tyrant and enemy of the people. After the Civil War, the tenth amendment was effectively nullified.

The Constitution was further eroded by the Supreme Court by changing law to reflect admiralty law, rather than the common law of the Constitution. The Constitution clearly states it is secondary to contract law. By increasingly putting arguments in terms of contracts, the Constitution could be ignored.

While Ghordius is correct about the changes regarding the Senate, it was already over by then. With the re-institution of central banking and the approval of the IRS (never properly ratified), the people no longer stood a chance. 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:06 | Link to Comment Skin666
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Thanks Sean : )

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:23 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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Anytime. Glad to see you're interested.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 08:54 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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"Before the Constitution, Americans lived in a state of near anarchy, peace and co-operation."

What part of that statement resembles Britain, Troll?

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 08:53 | Link to Comment Andre
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"It is not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting. It is that it has been found difficult and left untried."

Mark Twain

Different subject, same idea.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:13 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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Before the Constitution? weren't Americans still european colonists, then? sons and daughters of empires carving up the place into Dutch, Spanish, French and English colonies?

sorry if I disturb your historic dream, but if the Powers of that day would not have been fighting each other, you'd still be Dutch or Spaniards or French or English

and if the 13 English colonies would not have banded together, they would still have the borders of that age, and the rest of your continent would have been... mostly Spanish and French

the French sold you a third of your land, remember? Mostly because they wanted cash to fight the Brits

you make it sound as if the USA sprung up out of nothing, or as if the Powers of that age were not itching about planting their flags on your territory

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:26 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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re: "Before the Constitution?"

1776 - 1788 Articles of Confederation

 

re: "or as if the Powers of that age were not itching about planting their flags on your territory"

 

Constitution: Hologram of Liberty

 

Hologram of Liberty The Constitution's Shocking Alliance With Big Government is a cold splash of water on our civic mythology. Hologram's main contention is that the 1787 Convention, its Constitution and Federal Government was the most brilliant and subtle coup d'etat in political history. While the majority of Americans then were Jeffersonian in nature, a few Hamiltonian Federalists[fronts for old world banksters] eradicated our Swiss-style Confederation and replaced it with a latent leviathan.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:38 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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well, broadly I agree. you probably have read quite a lot of me about how the EU is more something like a League (of Nations) on it's way of slowly becoming a Confederation (of Nations). I also always point out to our federalists that the very thing they constantly harp on, i.e. the "undemocratic/unelected" nature of the EU Parliament and EU Council is a confederational feature, not a bug

then if you let an EU parliament reign supreme, it stops being a daughter & assistant of the national parliaments

de facto a confederation is very well suited for defense. a federation is better suited for offense, though

but to come back to Skin's message, I don't think he would appreciate a confederation. he somehow believes in the existance of "power vacuums", imho. and many Americans seem to share this belief, lately. which is quite strange, from a country that fills so many power vacuums elsewhere

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:49 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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re: "from a country that fills so many power vacuums elsewhere"

Federalists going on offense(aka interventionism, or as I see it, meddling and busybodying) while portraying that offense as 'humanitarian' or 'doing the right thing'...no? 

 

All the while the US has failed miserably in keeping it's own house in order.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:56 | Link to Comment Skin666
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The only check on power is the right of states, polities etc is the unlimited right to secede from larger political units. This is what Lincoln destroyed, and with it 620,000 Americans on both sides.

Lincoln was a fucking war criminal and mass murderer.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 09:12 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Just to clear any doubt, the States there were to bind together in as the confederates, people there lived in a state of cooperation and peace?

Just wondering how much people who were engaged in land grabbing and slavery lived in a state of ccoperation and peace...

Good thing with 'americanism', it is all about submission. Everytime 'americans' come up with a big thick lie one must submit to in order to start to believe their propaganda...

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:26 | Link to Comment akak
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Just to be clear, the duplicitous seeking of symmetry between US 'american' present (even in its current police-state version) and the completely sordid totalitarian fabled Chinese Communist past, is a big thick lie.  Thick and coiled, sitting sloppily on the roadside.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:05 | Link to Comment wtf1369
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Truth. Lincoln isn't remembered often enough for his true "accomplishments".

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:59 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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you mean we europeans should be proud of our history of meddling and busybodying for the right reasons, i.e. for the greater glory (and collateral profit) of our coutries? ;-)

meanwhile, yes, I agree. yet the thing seems to be that somehow many Americans seem to think that "the own house" is somehow optional

we have an old saying: every country has it's army. either it's own, or a foreign one

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:31 | Link to Comment nmewn
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I usually go "on guard" when talk turns to the Constitution as I don't know what the intent of the commenter is.

The Constitution is the document that explains the federal government, that is, how it will be organized. It cannot be viewed as all encompassing. It is just one of the founding documents, along with the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.

My way of thinking about it is this...as long as the Bill of Rights holds equal power & weight as the Constitution. And as long as, the Declaration of Independence holds the same, as it is the reason given (the explanation for) the breaking with the kings empire (as you rightly say) the Constitution has relevance. 

When the Constitution supercedes the other two documents, it becomes a document of tyranny.

It takes all three documents to hold together a nation for the people, its sole reason for being...not just one.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:42 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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I don't disagree. my intent was to comment on the historic context of his "Before the Constitution, Americans lived in a state of near anarchy, peace and co-operation." It sounds soo good. Too bad it's fiction

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 07:53 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Correct.

It was not anarchy, it was a monarchy ;-)

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 08:18 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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you know why some people love some monarchic or imperial setups? they sometimes allow something like the Holy Roman Empire's "Free Lord". which is the near-sovereign individual

one man, his own territory, his own armed forces, which could consist in only himself. only string attached: defense of the Empire if attacked

in German Freiherr, sadly in English translated only to Baron. yet also the reason why the darling Great Capitalists of the Gilded Age were called Robber Barons, another original feature of the HRE

this is imho the sovereign individual that several contemporary Great Capitalists would like to re-introduce. with it's attached serfdom

nmewn, I sympathize with anarchists. yet I have to tell you something: it's unbelievable how much money is flowing into websites which set up an anarchic point of view in the eurozone. and they are often recognizable by using typically AngloPhone side remarks and point of views. websites which have official "owners" who haven't those cultural views

there is a big propaganda war going on

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 09:45 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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Before the Constitution, Americans were a combination of native populations and europeans. The history of europe is one of separate areas forming and reforming after one battle or another. The colonists were seeking to distance themselves from Europe, while the "owners" of the compacts for each colony attempted to create new tax districts against their will. The Pennsylvanoa Dutch colony being a good example.

There is nothing to suggest we would have been a particular european nationality, is the Bordeaux still English? How many ways was Poland partitioned? Ruthenians? Pomeranians? 

The French sold the right to river navigation, the city of New Orleans and the outpost of St Louis, not land teritory. 

Colonies continue to shrug off there invaders and create nations of their own. Quit being so pompous. You're ignorance of history seems to match your arrogance.

 

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 11:00 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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"The French sold the right to river navigation, the city of New Orleans and the outpost of St Louis, not land territory" - are we still talking about the Louisiana Purchase?

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:58 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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Yes, that is a common misconception. European powers recognized the native american's possession of the land (which is why early colonists still had to purchase land from the indians, before it was considered theirs), therefore the Louisiana Purchase merely gave us the opportunity to negotiate for it, which was the basis for all treaties (which were then broken).

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 16:32 | Link to Comment Harry Dong
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well that was a fun 1/2 hour of research. You are asserting the James Loewen viewpoint. This MAY be correct but at the time of the treaty it was clearly understood to be 3 cents an acre

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 23:36 | Link to Comment Sean7k
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Try Felix Cohen. Then, "Savages and Scoundrels", by VanDevelder, pg 89. You can also consult the Treaty of Larimee from 1854 recognizing Indian ownership of almost the entire area. The treaty was a treaty of cessation of political control. It was not a land treaty.

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 04:28 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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"Boss, that 'Freedom' thing is going around again. With real Freedom, the Serfs won't need us!"

"Call Ayers up, Joe. We got sum killin' ta do."

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 04:51 | Link to Comment Tall Tom
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My favorite Bear Warning Sign...

http://dustyinalaska.blogspot.com/2008/08/bear-sign-in-bc.html

 

The Text reads,

"We advise that outdoorsmen wear noisy little bells on their clothing so as not to startle bears that aren't expecting them. We also advise outdoorsmen to carry pepper spray with them in case of an encounter with a bear.

 

It is also a good idea to watch out for fresh signs of bear activity. 

 

Outdoorsmen should recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear poop.  Black bear poop is smaller and contains lots of berries and squirrel fur.  Grizzly bear poop is larger and has little bells in it and smells like pepper."

Fri, 10/25/2013 - 05:53 | Link to Comment janus
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peace & glad tidings, brother krieger.

i'd ask, but judging by the tone of your piece, it seems like all is well on the rocky mountain western front.  

for those of you who don't know, krieger is the real-deal; he keeps it real...profoundly real -- janus is a fan, and he don't equivocate when it comes to endorsements.

however, krieger did you all a grave disservice by failing to properly inform you of the most effective means for dealing with lions and/or bears; and should you find yourself in this most unhappy circumstance, should you encounter one of these snarlers in the wild, you couldn't do much worse than listening to ole krieger or the natl park service on the subject.  bosh! there are, simply put, far better ways to manage things. and that's where janus comes in -- to sorta save the day and all...y'all know how i roll.    

janus doesn't pretend to know very much about anything; but i just so happen to be an internationally renowned expert when it comes to lions and bears.  oh, sure, i get calls all the time -- so many safari-types and big-game hunters and adventurers have ole janus on speed dial...why, it's hard to keep up.  but i do; and in grand fashion i might add.  one of the questions i'm most often asked is, "how does one manage to stay on friendly terms with a lion or bear?"  the simple answer is that you don't.  and so, nature lovers, my advice is to scrap all that you've ever been told about these vicious predators and heed the words of janus.

first:  fools and half-wits will often caution that you should never-ever run from a bear; and this is true, unless you're really-really afraid.  in which case you should flail your arms wildly in the air, and frantically dash about the hillside, caterwauling and babbling like a pentacostal on a holy bender.   the thing of it is, once they see you, the gig is up...you're as good as dead.  bears are pitiless and highly prejudiced against homo sapien.  lions?  oh my stars! they're a thousand times worse than bears...fast, too.  

second: if you failed to evade the bear or lion with the frantic dashing & caterwauling technique, and find yourself trapped beneath the beast and its slobbery menace, all hope is probably lost.  but before you pitch in the towel and start howling for Jehova, i recommend making eye contact with the villanous monster.  not just any eye-contact, look that thing down...let him know who's boss.  in fact, i advise that you make it standard practice to lock all savage predators in such a gaze -- and this goes for everything from agitated badgers to crips in south chicago.  

third:  if a bear or lion has an achilles heel, it's their cubs...know this; use this knowledge -- it may very well save your worthless life someday.  this strategy will subvert a mauling in progress almost every single time.  speed and alacrity are of the essence; and so, once you've spotted the cub, do whatever it takes to immediately position yourself betwixt it and its mother.  next, you make it clear to the mother that the cub is both under duress and faces imminent peril -- this will clue the stupid animal in like nothing else, it will instantly recognize that it's dealing with a species capable of strategy and cunning.  you want to use that cub as leverage...think of it as your hostage, and treat it accordingly.

that was, i think, the most fluid and seamlessly transitional segue imaginable -- and i figure it would'a functioned for almost any subject; but as the astute reader could tell right-off, "liberty" was the subject being stoked with the wildlife advice.  so let's talk liberty; and how dark currents are acting as under-tow to drag liberty lovers into drowning depths.  but little do they know, liberty stands tall; and the deeper it goes, the taller we grow.

before i get into this, i want to make it clear that i don't associate myself with the tea party (or, for that matter, any political 'movement')...but i do happen to support them.  i see them as the most valid and least radical of all broadly recognized political orgainzations.

in this age of benighted double-speak, where an ignominious and craven brand of balderdash is become the lingua franka of every nit-wit on the boob-tube, we're to accept -- as a prima facie premise -- that anything accented of liberty is inherently radical.  i say, not so fast.  when did a political movement predicated on the most american of all stivings become a radical undertaking?  why is 'leave me the fuck alone' interpreted as the taunt of a terrorist?  and how, pray tell, did the methodologies and principals of marxists and bolsheviks suddenly meet with acknowledged approval...how did a bunch of communists and narcissistic freaks become ordained 'centrists'.  again, not so fucking fast.

well, it's happened and you've a couple hundred million kardashian fans to thank for it.  

we're now being informed from on high that we are to isolate and ostracize any opinion that has not been issued from central command...why, you needn't think at all -- the formulation, refinement, phrasing and vetting has all been done for you; all you have to do is parrot it, word-for-word, to your friends, family and collegues.  that way you don't seem so radical...you know, for carrying around zany concepts like self-determination; the freedom to raise your children as you see fit; an aversion to war and mass bloodshed...crazy shit like that rightly qualifies you as a radical in desperate need of a public shaming.

it is now a centrist and measured position to advocate for the state's right to channel your every thought and action according to the preposterous speculations of the most perverse and deranged bunch of sociopaths to ever skulk about the halls of power.

this trend is disturbing in the extreme.  and that is because the extremists want to be understood as cool-headed rationalists and cast liberty-lovers as the 'lunatic fringe'.  you are, in point of fact, a lunatic for critically evaluating the evidence presented in this recent spree of false-flaggers...you're just plain nuts for trusting your capacity to think in the clear light of day...to even imagine that a mange-infested pack of blood-thirsty hyenas would dare stage an event to affect a desired outcome is, well, lunacy...the nerve!

but as long as we allow these jackels and jack-booted thugs to establish the presuppositions regarding who is and who is not an extremist, the 'audience' will continue to function within this thought-paradigm.

but, take heart tea-partiers, ZHealots and liberty-lovers of all flavors (no matter how you prefix or suffix your identity); the reality is that we do not need anything approaching a majority for the paradigm to undergo a polar-shift.  we already have numbers sufficent to accomplish any upheaval...and, make no mistake, the upheaval is very much underway.  

you can feel, taste, touch and sense it...it's everywhere evident.  and the despair on the part of power...it's powerfully palpable, is what it is.  i mean, janus didn't ask hussain obama to bumble around and cut and impossibly shameful figure in 'rescuing' the preggo from a pathetically scripted fall.  nobody told O-bugger to make a cringe-making parody of himself for all the world to see.  he just did it out of a recognition; he did it because he understands; he gaffed and goofed because he gets it...he knows for whom the bell tolls.

rediculous and laughable as the commander in chief's stunt was, it did serve as inspiration for ole janus. now, i don't like to ring a bell or sound a trumpet over my every good deed, and i certainly never make a habit of tooting my own horn -- that shit just ain't toward.  anyway, i've been out and about dogooding all over the place; and i've made something of a spectacle of myself.

example #1: earlier today, i saw a massive preggo -- so swollen with child, you'd a'thought she'd burst at any moment -- and the poor dear was having a devil of a time.  i identified the problem straight-away, sprang into action and relieved her desperate search through pockets, pocket-books, diaper-bags...that's right, just when the slut (probably unwed) had exhausted all hope, janus bursts onto the scene and lights the cigarette dangling from here herpified lips.  hero?  you bettah believe it!

example the 2nd: have you ever wondered what would happen if you were to interrupt a young couple in the midst of a heated domestic dispute? and have you further wondered what would happen if you just arbitrarily picked sides and tried to team-up against their rival?  well, janus sure has.  long story short, i've been cured of such curiosity.  this is something you just shouldn't do.  because no matter how pure your motives, no matter that you're only trying to help...well, i feel sorry for them both -- some people just cannot be helped.

fin:  everybody and their brother has helped the little old lady across the street...only to be eye-scoured and scrutinized by the old hag and told, in very saucy language, that they'll never amount to anything, that God has a special place in hell reserved for them, that they should shave every now and again (you know, little old lady talk)...well, janus started thinking about the whole sorry spectacle.  i start thinking, 'should i give this old hag a smelly, googly-eyed fish carcas?  or, better yet, should i school her in the was of an angler?'  i of course speak metaphoically.  have you ever been fishing with an old woman?  well, my friends, you'll never do it twice.  anyway, it was clear to me that this sorry sack of apathy lacked motivation; and that God had placed me on that street corner for a Special Purpose.  suffice it to say, that old woman will be praising my name for ages to come and in Kingdoms Unseen.  motivated?  the word doesn't do it justice.  i forced her to have an epiphany, is what i did.  went all drill sargent on her.  tony robbins ain't got shit on janus.

have a great weekend, radicals and misfits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUyVYkfeyTA

they're always making plans for nigel,

janus

 

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