Sunday, January 31, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Our attachments to the established order have been reinforced by our acceptance of the need to introduce more ‘security’ into our lives. We have learned to embrace ‘social security,’ ‘national security,’ "homeland security,’ ‘investment security,’ ‘neighborhood security,’ and countless other expressions of our devotion to making our world safe from the influences of change. To protect such interests, we have allowed – and learned to insist upon – an expansion of governmental power to control and regulate any conditions that might disturb our acquired, child-like need for ‘security.’”
Butler Shaffer

“The whole point of the state’s education system, from its beginning, was to process human raw material into docile and obedient “human resources,” just intelligent enough to carry out their assigned tasks as efficiently as possible, without ever stopping to examine the system that employed them, or question the authority figures behind desks who assigned those tasks.”
Kevin Carson

“Today’s America declares: If you are suffering tyranny or disaster, our government will show you how caring and compassion it is with its bombs, missiles, bullets, embargoes, sanctions, and military and financial aid, provided with the money that the IRS forcibly extracts from the American people. But don’t even think about polluting our shores with your stinking bodies because our government’s forces will immediately take you into custody and repatriate you to the tyranny and destitution from which you came.”
Jacob Hornberger

“It is hypocrisy in the highest degree to talk about the sanctity of life, the evils of abortion, the horrors of partial-birth abortion, and to vocally claim that one is pro-life, but then turn around and show contempt for, or indifference to, the lives of adults and foreigners.”
Laurence Vance

“Pentagon time exists enswathed in an almost religious glow of praise and veneration – what might once have been known as “idolatry.” Until the Pentagon is forced into our financial universe, the angry, impatient one where most Americans now live, we’re in trouble. Until candidates begin losing because angry Americans reject our perpetual wars, and the perpetual war-planning that goes with them, this sort of thinking will simply continue, no matter who the “commander in chief” is or what he thinks he’s commanding.
It’s time for Americans to stop saluting and end the Pentagon’s free ride before America’s wars kill us.”
Tom Engelhardt

“So, why are so many of us so quick to believe everything our government and their toadies in the national media are telling us? Are we so na├»ve as to believe that unregenerate politicians in Washington, D.C., are incapable of the same evil acts of barbarity and savagery that might be found in other parts of the world? Are sinners less sinful because they happened to receive their fallen nature from American bloodlines?”
Chuck Baldwin

“If the role of the state is to ferret out evil thoughts and bad ideas, it must necessarily become totalitarian. If the goal of the state is that all citizens must come to hold the same values as the great leader, whether economic, moral, or cultural, the state must necessarily become totalitarian. If the people are led to believe that scarce resources are best channeled in a direction that producers and consumers would not choose on their own, the result must necessarily be central planning.”
Lew Rockwell
From the Darkness:
“The only way to prevent global ecological collapse and thus ensure the survival of humanity is to rid the world of Industrial Civilization.
In short, the greatest immediate risk to the population living in the conditions created by Industrial Civilization is the population itself. Civilization has created the perfect conditions for a terrible tragedy on the kind of scale never seen before in the history of humanity. That is one reason for there to be fewer people.”
Keith Farnish

"What we need is somebody at the Federal Reserve who can make sure that the progress that we've made in stabilizing the economy continues. I think Bernanke is the best person for that job."
B. Obama

“We’re going to ask the American people to sacrifice; we don’t do that often.”
Senator Pete Domenici, commenting on government spending.

“The Goldstone Report ... and similar reports, are simply a type of anti-Semitism."
Israeli Minister Yuli Edelstein, commenting on a UN report on Israel's 22-day offensive against Hamas-controlled Gaza.

“Today, as in the early Republic, our system of government cannot succeed and our individual freedoms cannot survive without an informed, participating citizenry, and that requires competitive, independent news media. For that to happen, however, the FTC, the FCC and Congress must stop blaming the Internet and start thinking about how enlightened subsidies could revitalize the very necessary public good that is journalism.”
John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney, writing in The Nation.

"What's happened, it's unfortunate, it's bad, it's wrong, but I don't think it has damaged the basic science."
U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer, commenting on recent scandals over climate data.

“We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal.”
B Obama, Ivy League dumb ass, confusing the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence.

"As we work to create jobs, it is critical that we rein in the budget deficits we've been accumulating for far too long -- deficits that won't just burden our children and grandchildren, but could damage our markets, drive up our interest rates, and jeopardize our recovery right now."
B. Obama, suffering apparent memory loss as he helped contribute at least a couple trillion to aforementioned deficit.

"We'll launch an unprecedented effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars."
B. Obama, confirming that pigs will soon fly out of everyone’s butts.

“It’s not a program to punish kids but to help them.
Their absences also cost the district money, so they need to be in the classroom.”
West Oso ISD (Corpus Christi, TX) Superintendent Michael Sandroussi, commenting on how some students that are failing all of their classes and haven’t been to school in weeks, received a Global Positioning System device that will track their movement and ensure they are in school.

Image Review of the Week

The delusion persists. ......

......The failing god...... not giving up its charade:

"Well you got everything all lit up for the world to see......

......But you ain't found nothing so you're settin' me free, ......

......You make your money puttin' fear at those oppressed, ......

......You ain't nuthin' but a bully with a star on your chest."

Wayne Hancock, Johnny Law

No time to waste. Get the agenda moving.......

......and people believing:

"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, ......

......the philosophy which does not laugh......

......and the greatness which does not bow before children."

Kahil Gibran

The dream of the nanny state. Bubble wrapped for safety:

Republican response to the (sad) State of the (forced) Union:

Yo, Tony. Ya need to wash da blood off ya hands:

Goofy state pageantry...... just too much for some:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“The way to achieve victory is not by seizing the state, or violently overthrowing it, but quietly confronting it with a reality already on the ground: the reality that a rapidly expanding share of its laws are either no longer enforceable or cost more to enforce than it’s worth.”
Kevin Carson

“A permanent end to the state can only be achieved by attacking the force that gives rise to it. That force is uncontrolled fear. In the mind of a healthy individual empathy/love is far stronger than fear and can easily contain it. The fear that gives rise to and sustains the state can only be conquered by ending the underlying self-inflicted suffering of victimhood thinking from which it spawns. This is what must be done by those who truly wish to strike at the root of evil.”
Alex Ryan

“It’s either foreign intervention and retaliatory terrorism or nonintervention and security. There’s no third way.”
Sheldon Richman

“Here's the system we're sentenced to live under, concisely described: Steal hundreds of billions from taxpayers, and you're a public servant; refuse to permit your legitimately earned wealth to be stolen from you, and you're a felon.”
Will Grigg

“Mutual aid efforts that provide assistance based on consent are superior to authoritarian efforts to sustain that which is to be exploited. While authoritarians try to claim for their own what others have made, anarchists create grassroots networks of support and resistance.”
Darian Worden

“Liberty doesn't originate with politicians. Whatever the future holds, I don't want to simply be ‘freer than the USSR‘; I want to be free. But that won't happen until Americans understand that liberty begins and ends with them, and subsequently refuse to partake in gang warfare via the voting booth.”
Trevor Bothwell

“Remove justice, and what are kingdoms but gangs of criminals on a vast scale? What are criminal gangs but petty kingdoms?
A gang is a group of men under the command of a leader, bound by a compact of association, in which the plunder is divided according to an agreed convention. If this villainy wins so many recruits from the ranks of the demoralized that it acquires territory, establishes a base, captures cities and subdues peoples, it then openly arrogates to itself the title of `kingdom,’ which
is conferred on it in the eyes of the world, not by the renouncing of aggression but by the attainment of impunity.”
St Augustine

“Our civilization is overly-politicized; grounded in the principle of violence. The state is the institutionalization of violence. But force is antithetical to life, for it makes life be what it does not choose to be; compels it to act contrary to the pursuit of its self-interests. The state wars against the spontaneity and autonomy that define life and make societies prosper.”
Butler Shaffer

“I do not believe in the institution of government nor do I give a damn about a piece of paper written and signed by a bunch of white male racists over 200 years ago. An agreement is only an agreement among those people who sign it—and any other people (if there are such) who voluntarily accept those people as their representatives. Since I fall into neither of those two categories, Charmin toilet paper (with aloe vera, of course)
means more to me than the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the U.S. Constitution has no meaning to me.”
David Kramer
From the Darkness:
"Mobilizing the country's armed forces and making war to acquire territory is the only way a country can climb out of its decadence and into a stable period of growth and prosperity."
Guy Odom

"We have gone to the restaurant. We have eaten the meal. Now the only question is whether we will pay the check. We simply must do so."
Sen. Max Baucus, Finance Committee Chairman, on the Democrat’s proposal to increase the national debt limit by $1.9 trillion.

“This is purely a matter of physics and geometry: the whole world can not be there.”
Anonymouns U.S. military official, commenting on why a Doctors Without Borders plane carrying 12 tons of vital medical equipment had been prevented from landing on three occasions in Port-au-Prince since Sunday evening.

“…..terror -- meaning killing and robbery and coercion by people who do not have state authority and go beyond national borders…..”
Bill Clinton, defining terrorism.

“Indirect taxes are small taxes imposed on specified products or transactions. Typically, the tax is paid by the consumer or user of the product or transaction, collected by the retailer and forwarded to the taxation authority. Once in place, they are compulsory. The objective is to raise revenue or, in the cases of taxes on arms and excise duties on tobacco and alcohol, to discourage (excess) consumption of a particular product. In the latter cases, there are likely to be positive effects in terms of health. Taxes such as those for airline travel can contribute to addressing communicable diseases. All these, and others such as a digital tax, can be considered humanitarian contributions which can together provide significant resources for the health needs of the world. The digital tax involves a charge on traffic over the Internet. It was first discussed in the 1990s, and various proponents have suggested different versions. Examples include a tax of 1 US cent on every 100 e-mails of 10 KB sent, a charge per number of e-mail messages (e.g. 10 cents per 1000 messages).”
From a new study published by the United Nations’ World Health Organization.

Image Review of the Week

Future bread money:

Some close their eyes...... the eternal plea:

"Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; ......"

"......This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid."

Bob Dylan

All hail and confirm......

......the new occupation:

No sheep to herd? Try cows......

......or chickens:

Concealed carry goes high fashion:

Looting- ......’s all a manner of perspective:

The taxpayers live in cages...... feed and fatten the beast:

Obama Nation, Year One, in a nutshell:

You don’t have to look far, .......

......there’s always new masters to bow to......

......and salute:

Some problems with the vision thing?

"Of all the tyrants the world affords, our own affections are the fiercest lords." John Sterling

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Is Carbon Doomed?

Traveling the back roads of Texas last week found me driving through a town called “Carbon.” I’d never heard of this particular little hamlet and thought the name a bit unusual. According to s quick web search, the town derives its name from the mineral deposits in the area. While navigating the miles of highway I began to ponder the fate of this town’s name.

Considering the all out assault by the radical green terrorists against the life building element of carbon, is it possible this town will be forced to change its name or face some kind of state enforced sanctions? Being familiar with the past and present behavior of these life-hating monkey-wrenchers, such a scenario doesn’t seem that far out.

The town is small and therefore lacks any political muscle to resist such tyranny. It also has been losing population over the years. I can see mobilized school children, motivated by false images of melting ice caps and starving polar bears, petitioning their elders to PLEASE change the name of their beloved town. It’s the right thing to do. It’s a necessary change- a change we can believe in.

How does “Gaia Estates” sound?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Politics isn’t just random slogans or feel-good catchphrases and cool policies that make the world a happy place of rainbows and sugarpops. No, politics is about playing the system and using force against others to get what you want.”
Marcel Votlucka

“The only moral approach to change is to bring it about yourself and stand tall knowing it is your own work, whether in success or defeat. The coward hides behind smoke screens, representatives with fancy titles, and faceless, anonymous systems that carry out their deeds. The former is the radical, the free spirit, and the entrepreneur; the latter is simply the cheat, the fraud, and the crook--in democratic terms, the politician and voter.”
Per Bylund

“The individual rights of the lowest, most dastardly member of society always trump the authority of any agent of government. Once people begin to truly understand this, civilization can once again begin to advance.”
Kent McManigal

“Deviations from the ‘rule of law’ are best dealt with in collective fashion by those who share not only common values but also a common interest in such a resolution. Giving a criminal element, whether in the form of al-Qaida or a drug lord, the status of community or nation by waging “war” against it represents a failure to define the problem properly, leading inevitably to solutions that solve nothing. The answer to 9/11 is not war, but rather the ‘rule of law.’ Until this underlying premise is recognized and adopted by U.S. policymakers, the psychosis of war will continue to corrupt American policy, and with it American society."
Scott Ritter

“Assume the worst of politicians and their weapon of choice, ‘laws‘- enforced by thugs with guns paid for by the very people they are assaulting and threatening, and you will rarely be wrong. I'm not saying you shouldn't pay attention at all, I'm just thinking it is not healthy to obsess too much. You have enough to think about in living your own life and taking care of your own business. You do that and the rest will take care of itself.”
Kent McManigal

“All the election reform in the world won’t solve the problem of Big Business’s influence in government. The only thing that will solve that problem is eliminating the power of government — to put a finer point on it, eliminating government itself. As long as government power exists, people will attempt to use it to increase their own wealth and power … and the people best positioned to use it in that way are the people who are already wealthy and powerful. Government, any government, is inherently and progressively plutocratic.”
Thomas L. Knapp

“Solidarity – acting cooperatively according to a commonality of purpose – does not rely on authority. Revolutionary solidarity is necessary to end the conflicts in which authoritarians use us as pawns to gain power. The state is that institutionalized authority which labels subjugation by paramilitaries “peace” and calls accepting the place that’s been designated for you ‘unity'.”
Darian Worden

“Governments must, like parasites, find a productive economic host to tax and leech dry in order to survive. Otherwise, left bare to true market forces, they would wither and die in a day. No one would voluntarily support the poison they offer.”
Alex R. Knight III

“The truth is that charity means nothing in the eyes of God or in terms of moral and ethical principles when the money comes from the government. It only has meaning when it comes from the voluntary and willing heart of the individual. That’s why the only assistance that is genuine, in a moral and religious sense, is that which comes from the private sector — that is, assistance that comes from the voluntary choices of individuals deciding on what to do with their own money.”
Jacob Hornberger

“In Germany at the end of the Second World War, war criminals were tried and summarily delivered to the gallows for invading small defenseless countries and killing countless people.
In America, they retire and write books.”
Kurt Nimmo
From the Darkness:
"Salt and asbestos. Clearly, both are bad for you."
NY Mayor Michael Bloomburg, calling for a voluntary 25 percent reduction of salt in products by the food industry.

"They were under the heel of the French, you know Napoleon the third and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said 'We will serve you if you will get us free from the prince.' True story. And so the devil said, 'Ok it’s a deal.' And they kicked the French out. The Haitians revolted and got something themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after another."
Pat Robertson, explaining the earthquake in Haiti.

“Most of the talk about these geo-engineering techniques say they should be saved until we get to an emergency situation. Well, the people of the Arctic might say they are in an emergency situation now.”
Mike MacCracken, climate conference organizer, defending the kooky ideas to block the sun to be discussed at the next climate summit.

“Our analysis clearly indicates that the United States needs an SPF [Stability Police Force] or some other way to accomplish the SPF mission. Stability operations have become an inescapable reality of U.S. foreign policy. Establishing security with soldiers and police is critical because it is difficult to achieve other objectives—such as rebuilding political and economic systems—without it.”
From a report by the Rand Corp. for the US Army.

"We want our money back."
Comrade Obama, who wants to slap a tax on banks to recoup the money that the American public spent on bailing out large financial institutions on the brink of collapse. [Your money? How do I get back the money you stole?]

“Companies have to concretely increase the ability of Internet media to guide public opinion in order to uphold Internet safety.”
Wang Chen, Chinese official, responding to Google’s threat to leave the country.

“The challenge for the Department of Defense is to prepare more effectively for a constantly changing environment. The department’s security posture for tomorrow must be more agile and adaptive.”
From a Pentagon review of the Ft Hood murders. [How about just letting trained killers arm and defend themselves?]

"But when we start the rebuilding effort ... we want to be a place where people can know their money will be well spent."
Bill Clinton, on rebuilding Haiti after its earthquake. [And of course, we all know how well government gangsters do that.]

“I hope we seize this particular moment because the threat of what happened to Haiti is the threat that could happen anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations, you know. They're all in peril because of global warming, they're all in peril because of climate change and all of this....
When we look back at what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I'm saying? But we have to act now.”
Danny Glover

"I think that in general the American people, while obviously this is very difficult financially for us, will continue to support the troops that are there and the Congress will reflect that."
Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, giving his approval to an additional $33 billion for Obama’s wars.

Image Review of the Week

Reaching ever higher to new levels of abuse:

Pass your master’s house on the way to your new home:

The Govern-ator looks for (any) signs of life in his kingdom:

Playing a lonesome tune:

And more on the way:

Poke and prod. No child left behind:

“Of his own accord the individual integrates himself into the cooperative system." .......

......."The market directs him and reveals to him in what way he can best promote his own welfare as well as that of other people." ......

......."The market is supreme. ......"

....... "The market alone puts the whole social system in order and provides it with sense and meaning.”

Ludwig Von Mises

The proud tyrants- beg for and spend others people’s money: