Thursday, July 29, 2010

Light Flashes

The fact that cameras even exist in jail showers for “security” should raise some people’s attention. But it probably won’t. Gosh, no one could possibly have foreseen such abuse of equipment. In the unaccountable, fairy tale world of government employees, no one should be considered a perverted scum bag here. Only that “proper procedures were not followed.” And, of course, no criminal charges will be pursued. Since it was merely mundane citizens being violated, this whole nasty business is just a “personnel issue.”

This thug should work for the TSA. He can man and monitor the new porno scanners at the airport gates. He already has adequate experience.

.............Still another future TSA applicant.

World War I dead laid to rest 94 years after slaughter

“That's how World War I was fought -- waves of young men charging on foot at enemies who were dug in and waiting with guns at the ready. Millions of soldiers died.”

There once was a time when war, even without massive media coverage, was known to be obscene, ghastly, and unbelievably destructive. But now war, despite the ubiquitous media, is never adequately represented. The pernicious carnage inherent with armed conflict is not honestly depicted.

War has now been made more palatable to the public with high tech “precision” weaponry and pilot-less drones. Deaths are dryly reported as a certain number of “troops” or “insurgents” or “civilians” killed. We rarely see or read any candid description of the bloody, dismembered corpses or homes blown to bits, or the grieving survivors whose families and future have been destroyed.

In the case of the recently reburied victims of WWI, the slaughter was so intense and widespread there was no time for any proper individual burials. They were all merely chucked into a mass grave. The state can not only be counted on to hold free living individuals in contempt when alive, but to also disrespect them when they’re dead.

Fort Worth rancher changes mind on illegal immigrants

A “conservative” sees the light and realizes the value in the free movement of individuals. Everyone benefits when labor markets are unhampered by artificial, state imposed geographic restrictions.

But these workers are violating a “law,” you say? Laws are not legitimate if they’re not just. What or who do immigration laws “protect?” Lazy people?

GM to pay $3.5B for auto financing company

A broke and bankrupt company has $3.5 billion to buy another company? Gee, I wonder where they found that cash? Your extorted bailout bucks, by chance?

“But the acquisition also means that GM, which is 61 percent owned by the U.S. government, is getting back into the business of making risky loans.”

No need to worry. If the loans become delinquent, GM’s stooges in Congress will bail them out once again. The “too big to fail” precedent has been set in stone.

Judge: Ohio man can't form own Indian reservation

The state will strike down any assertion of individual sovereignty. Think about it. The only reason you can not successfully declare your own state, kingdom, etc. is because the existing powers have more fire power than you. That’s it! The state’s shaky claim to legitimacy and monopoly of power is backed up and supported 100% by violence. How is that civilized?

Audit: U.S. can't account for $8.7 billion in Iraqi cash

No surprise. Plundering Iraq was the real reason for the invasion in the first place. It was cleverly disguised with nonsense about WMD’s, removing ruthless dictators, and spreading democracy.

War is the health of the state and quite profitable for all those who participate and cooperate.

Senator: 6K graves at Arlington could be wrong

The US state certainly doesn’t care. All these poor souls are just nameless cannon fodder to them. They’re no longer useful so just pitch them in any old hole in the ground and be done with them.

The state and its ruling elites consider their subjects as livestock to be controlled when they’re alive. Being consistent, disposing of their remains is given the same amount of deference.

Soldier: You support the troops? Really?

No sir, I do not. Fewer and fewer individuals do. My advice is to do whatever necessary to leave your situation and return to the civilized world where people see no honor in “serving” as obedient slaves to demented political masters.

Petition Congress? You must be joking! Politicians answer to the call of their financial supporters who also happen to profit nicely from other people’s children fighting senseless wars on the other side of the world. Opinions and requests from “constituents” is just useless background noise to be blocked out.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Snapshot of the State

From the outside looking in:

The North Koreans can’t help but be concerned when the War Wench is in town. The Empire’s head bully looks to create still more war and misery to satisfy her blood lust..........

A North Korean Soldier, left, looks in through the window of the T2 building as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, right, tour the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Panmunjom, South Korea

........Let’s listen in and see what abominable scheme is being cooked up.

Panmunjon, South Korea: A North Korean soldier looks through a window at the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, while she visits the UN truce village building that sits on the border of the demilitarized zone.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
What if the modern version of society is really nothing more than a sleight of hand designed to fool the masses into becoming little more than government mules, allowed their simple pleasures in exchange for providing the muscle and the money needed to feed the beast?”
David Galland

“The political establishment and its media toadies will condemn any sentiment that suggests that you and I approach the solution to the national debt crisis with the same self-interest motivation that led the institutional order to create it.”
Butler Shaffer

“Administrative detention is structural violence for the professionals. At the personal level, the terror as an organizing principle of society relies on selective terror, which means destroying one's political opposition through acts of terror directed at individuals. It derives from the Eye of God technique, which plays on primitive fears of an all-seeing cosmic Eye of God that sees into your mind.”
Doug Valentine

“By making our military a league of heroes, we ensure that the brutalizing aspects and effects of war will be played down. In celebrating isolated heroic feats, we often forget that war is guaranteed to degrade humanity as well.”
William J. Astore

“You don't have ‘Second Amendment rights,’ the government has 'Second Amendment limits.' That they choose to illegally and illegitimately ignore and violate those limits doesn't affect your rights in the least. It only affects your liberty, which is the freedom to exercise those rights.”
Kent McManigal

“Authorities want parents to fear technology for the independence it can foster. They will not honestly evaluate the premises of what growing up is supposed to mean. Instead, any challenge to the official way of growing up – any new way of doing things, whether new music or new technology – is viewed with suspicion or hostility.”
Darian Worden

“A world mired in socialism, interventionism, conflict, and war is desperately in need of leadership toward peace, prosperity, harmony, and liberty. Americans themselves can remain mired in this statist muck or we can lead the world to freedom and free markets, not to mention to religious and ethical principles regarding man’s relationship to man. What better place to start than by opening our borders to the free movements of goods, services, and people?”
Jacob Hornberger

“This continuing failure of socialism, from the mercifully assassinated Pol Pot through to the thankfully disappeared Gordon Brown, arises because it is impossible to make involuntary socialism work. This is mainly because of the economic-calculation problem but also partially because the core of socialism rests upon the hideously destructive basis of envy, which prefers self-immolation and self-righteous aggression to the terrible potential sight of ever seeing anyone succeed in life.”
Andy Duncan
From the Darkness:
"We are committed to making each traveler's screening experience as pleasant and smooth as possible. We are also committed to treating each traveler with dignity and respect."
From the “Passenger Civil Rights” at the TSA website.

"We still believe that the policy that the military signed onto, put together initially, signed onto, is, in fact, going to work."
Joe Biden, expressing his support for the Afghanistan occupation.

"If we see the need for some sort of regulation we will approach the city attorney and city council to create some sort of ordinance."
Nederland, TX Police Chief Darrell Bush, expressing a need to regulate K2, even after admitting the drug hasn’t been a problem in his city.

"I think it's extremely problematic from a Judeo-Christian standpoint to grant citizenship to people whose first act on American soil was to break an American law."
Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for the American Family Association.

"Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing."
Sarah Palin in a Twitter post.

"We're trying to escape the bonds of gravity, leave behind an era of mistrust and launch a new period of cooperation."
Queen Hillary, after announcing $500 million is payoff money to the Pakistani government.

“In America, the ideology of libertarianism is itself a scandal. It involves not only a retreat from Obamaism but a retreat from the most basic social commitments to the weak, elderly and disadvantaged, along with a withdrawal from American global commitments. Libertarianism has a rigorous ideological coldness at its core.”
Michael Gerson, Washington Post

"We shouldn't make this kind of profit on oil or on health or on war or on prisons. All these industries should be public industries."
Oliver Stone

"There are some very big issues confronting us dealing with growing the economy and Iraq and Afghanistan, so closing the facility is not an issue that is being discussed very broadly, and I think that you are not going to see it discussed very broadly in the near term.”
Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Obama's failed promise to close the prison for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay

"At the current moment the large deficits, as unattractive as they are, are important for supporting economic activity."
Ben Bernanke, monetary genius.

"…….the economic outlook remains unusually uncertain."
Ben Bernanke, confused genius.

“It is entirely uncertain that we need to promise the entire world that the next time there will be 'zero casualties' among civilians, because this won't happen. We were very moral during the previous operation, and thus we will be in the future. However, there is a limit as to how much we can present ourselves as the bad guys in the story”
Unidentified IDF agent, responding to a pledge by the Israeli Foreign Ministry to curb the number of civilians killed in the next Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip.

"This isn't just about lines on a spreadsheet. When government doesn't work like it should, it has a real effect on people’s lives.”
B. Obama, hyping the USG’s latest “fight against government waste” scam. [Work? Is that what it does?]

“Writers who have not taken a year of PhD coursework in a decent economics department (and passed their PhD qualifying exams), cannot meaningfully advance the discussion on economic policy, [I]t is exceedingly unlikely that these authors have anything interesting to say about economic policy.”
Kartik Athreya, senior economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

“To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.”
Text from H.R.5741, Universal Service Act.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

DVD Reviews

Jimi Hendrix:
This 1973 documentary must have been one of the first looking at the life and short, brilliant career of the master guitarist. A number of friends and contemporaries are interviewed and their statements are particularly valuable since they were recorded when their memories of Hendrix were still quite fresh. The man’s musical legacy remains strong to this day. As an acquaintance said, “We get outdated, he won’t.”

Fall of the Republic:
Alex Jones continues to monitor the Obama Regime and its complicity in furthering the destruction of the “American Republic.” The banking elites already own the Third world through IMF shenanigans, now they’re working to break down the First world socially and economically. Of course, none of this would be possible without individual obedience to state edicts.

The latest Clint Eastwood directorial effort follows the early days of the Nelson Mandela presidency in South Africa. Mandela takes a keen interest in the national rugby team, seeing it’s quest for the World Cup as an opportunity to heal the country’s racial wounds. Though these actions may have had some positive, temporary effects, they could just as easily do great harm when initiated by a ruthless tyrant. Lesson: Keep sports separate from the state.

The Blind Side:
This drama, based on a true story, follows the life of a young (but large), disadvantaged black boy who is adopted by a wealthy, white family in Memphis. Though touching, the story is told without being overly sentimental.

The Union- The Business Behind Getting High:
A good, comprehensive review of the history of marijuana prohibition, medical myths and facts of the evil weed, and the structure of the plant’s cultivation and distribution industry. The documentary also enlightens the viewer to the many benefits and uses of the industrial hemp plant- a plant also outlawed, though it has no psychoactive drug effects.


Rolling Stones- Stones in Exile:
This documentary chronicles the 1971 making of one of the Stone’s greatest albums- Exile on Main Street. The Stones have chosen tax exile in France where they rent a large mansion and spend months composing and recording music. Of course, this activity is accompanied by some serious partying. A nice look at one band’s style of the creative process. This landmark album has the Stones’ drawing on their wide ranging musical influences to produce some incredible music.

Shutter Island:
There are films considered psychological thrillers. I guess you could consider this one a psychiatric thriller. A Federal Marshall investigates an escape at a mental hospital for violent offenders. He suspects something fishy and evil going on that may include ghastly experiments on the prisoners. A surprising twist awaits the viewer.

The Men Who Stare at Goats:
This comedy is supposedly based on a true story. In the 1970’s the military created the “First Earth Brigade” whose members boast psychic powers that will give them an edge over conventional armies. They see their members as “warrior monks.” Really. Quite funny in places and starring a very able cast.

The Singing Revolution:
This documentary examines Estonia’s fifty year occupation by the Soviet barbarians. The people patiently resisted by maintaining their culture (primarily through their songs) until they achieved liberation and independence without firing a shot.

Joan Baez- How Sweet the Sound:
A nice look at the long, productive career of the folk queen and peace and human rights activist. Perhaps no performer has so seamlessly combined music and politics. And of course, let’s not forget the timeless beauty of her incredible voice.

The Yes Men:
This 2003 documentary follows two clever anti-globalists who maintain a website with the domain “” which looks similar to the WTO’s. They get invited to speak about the WTO at various trade events. Though their objections to free (i.e., managed) trade are legitimate, they seem to offer merely a different form of anti-free market, managed trade as an alternative; one directed not from a worldwide trade organization but from some sort of democratic mysticism.
Not recommended

When You’re Strange:
Johnny Depp narrates this documentary chronicling the 54 month life of The Doors, one of the more original American bands of 1960’s rock and roll. Not surprisingly, the film’s focus centers heavily on the life and poetry of Jim Morrison. Morrison may be the poster child for the phrase “crash and burn.” But as Depp explains, “You can’t burn out if you’re not on fire.”

How could I resist some summertime fun with a movie called “Rogue?” A boat full of tourists in Australia encounter a giant crocodile intent on eating them. A surprisingly well made feature that keeps your interest with nicely executed special effects. Your fun might me tempered by the exposed fact that there are actually crocs this size in the wild. Lots of great photography of the Australian Outback.

This 1959 Italian-made drama tells the story of a young teen Jewish girl who manages to avoid certain death at a concentration camp by hiding her identity. This allows her to be sent instead to a labor camp for criminals. She learns what to do to survive, including working as a guard (kapo) over her fellow inmates.

This documentary is essentially a monologue delivered by investigative journalist Michael Ruppert illustrating how peak oil and the reality of finite resources will cause the collapse of industrial society. Although his arguments concerning economic implosion and government idiocy are beyond dispute, I think he shortchanges human innovation in dealing with such a collapse.

American Movie:
This entertaining documentary follows the exploits of a young filmmaker in Milwaukee who struggles to complete a film, hampered by lack of financing and work discipline. The film drags at times, but the viewer can’t help be impressed by the upbeat and continually motivated personality of the aspiring artist. He refuses to be defeated or distracted and will stop at nothing to create his art.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Watch Who You Call a ‘Hero’

The mainstream media seems intent on referring to killed soldier boys as “heroes." How can such a subjective valuation escape question in a supposed news story?

There are no “heroes” in war- only hired assassins who volunteer to kill and plunder for the tyrannical state.

Even within the context of statist thought, Mr. Osborne was a liar who violated his enlistment oath to defend the US Constitution by actively participating in an illegal, undeclared war. He assisted in attacking a country that had not attacked his. To thousands, this conduct is nothing less than treasonous. His failure to obey this oath might even be considered cowardly; certainly not heroic.

Thinking within the rational context of a responsible, free-living individual, Mr. Osborne made a poor choice to commit undeserving aggression against others who had done him no harm. He paid the price. He was killed by those who rightly responded to that aggression.

The reporter’s use of the term “hero” to describe this individual exposes a depraved view of heroism and honor. If anyone is a “hero,” it is the Afghan insurgent who bravely resists a brutal and unwelcome occupier despite its overwhelming firepower. If anyone is a “hero” it is the conscientious objectors and deserters within the US military. They’ve realized their mistakes and have found the courage to stand up for principles, rather than unquestionably obey madmen. They have chosen to defend the sanctity of life and embrace the wisdom of the Golden Rule, rather than serve nefarious elders who see the world as something to dominate and control. They have awakened to the realization that these masters think nothing of taking advantage of na├»ve, foolish youth to do their violent dirty work.
Those among the public who heap “heroic” praise on these servile and deceased individuals suffer there own brand of social disorder and institutional obedience:

"We are Bible-believing people. The Bible says give honor where honor is due and he deserves to be honored"

This gentleman illustrates well the confused and obscene ideology of the Christo-fascist. “Honor” those who have served the forces of darkness? I believe this lost soul has confused Christianity with Satanism. This chronic social disease seems to inflict a majority of the churched people in this country. Someday they will realize they have been duped, misled and indoctrinated by the US state and its enablers. Someday they will recognize the bloody concept of “God and Country” is a false, unworkable notion that shields the crimes of deceitful men. But I fear before that time comes it will be too late to redeem themselves.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Light Flashes

White House: Stimulus saved 3 million jobs

Spending $862 billion to create up to 3.6 million jobs? Let’s do the math. That comes to $239,444 per job created. You employers out there- is that a reasonable amount of money to create a new position in your company?

Of course, as with all state economic interventions, no mention is made of the damage that is caused towards one party (the ones paying the bill) to benefit another party (the one getting a job). And of course, no mention is made of the possible unseen consequences that inevitably occur with such interventions.

Washington is nation's strongest job market

Of course, Washington is creating all those six-figure salary jobs creating meaningless, deceptive numbers like those listed in the story above.

Coppell mayor, daughter found dead

Political people believe in coercion and violence to force others to subscribe to their vision. Why should anyone be surprised and shocked when violence is chosen as a viable option within their personal lives?

Death of a mayor: A question of honor

The woman kills her daughter and her cohorts in crime (her fellow city council members) decide the action worthy of “honor!” Only the barbaric state would “honor” a mother who kills her child! This is also the rationale the national government uses. They claim to abhor murder, yet honor their hired killers in the military. Murder committed by individuals, while clothed in the state’ clown suit or while under its employ, is not only considered legitimate, but also honorable.

Still more proof that politicians are sick, sick people.

Iowa billboard linking Obama, Hitler removed

The Tea Partier’s expose themselves for the wimps they are. A superbly illustrated comparison of Obama with past socialist tyrants is apparently just too much truth to be exposing to their targeted audience. The TP’ers also prefer to palliate American bred despots so as not to doubt their deeply held belief in American exceptionalism.

Man with baby in car nabbed for soliciting sex from Dallas cop

Sex between consenting adults is NOT a crime. Only the state has such a warped, totalitarian view of the world. Give cash to a woman for sex and a ghastly crime has occurred. Buying her dinner and movie ticket for sex is no problem. What’s the difference? Lesson: Barter for your sex, guys. Don’t chance risky sex by exchanging cash.

The only reason for the related problems (assault, robbery) is because prostitution is legally prohibited. Since a prostitute’s work is illegal and he/she is working "outside the law," there is little risk in assaulting and robbing such a person.

World War II Museum features animals of war

By all means, let’s include innocent animals in our constant displays glorifying war. Humans are blessed with complex brains designed to think and reason. Yet, they can be convinced and trained to kill on orders from self-proclaimed “leaders.” Even when such actions contradict their better, individual judgment. They’ve allowed themselves to be turned into a deadly, obedient herd, awaiting the command to march.

How appropriate to bring like minded creatures into the game to corrupt, exploit and bond with.

Obama gains evangelical allies on immigration

Christians are supposedly members of a Kingdom not of this world and are governed by the laws of God. But their “leaders” declare them to be “citizens” of a secular state governed by the laws of man. Would Jesus agree with the obscene notion that a child of God shall be considered “illegal,” merely because his feet rest on a state claimed piece of real estate?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“Repeated government interventions are unsustainable in the long run. Every attempt to forcibly impede peaceable individual choices will result in resistance, market distortions, deprivation, and violence.”
Darian Worden

"It is the essence of the conspiracy to persuade the public that the right and moral thing to do is to allow the state to help some group. As soon as the conspiracy persuades the public of this, the game switches from persuasion to power. It switches from donations to taxation. It switches from liberty to tyranny."
Gary North

“Cops, if they are to be trusted with weapons AND a badge, must be held to a much higher standard than the rest of us. The consequences for their destructive behavior must be much more harsh than it would be if they were not a LEO. Refusal to hold them fully accountable for their actions is only facilitating our headlong descent into the police state America is becoming.”
Kent McManigal

“People cannot seem to resist politics. The hope of getting something for nothing is too great. Besides, there's the excitement of it...the thrill of engagement...the roar of cannons and the smell of the crowd. There's the feeling of pride and excitement when the ballots are counted or the troops walk by. Understanding the feds' reaction to the current crisis is impossible without realizing that people are forever setting out to do mischief to others...and usually to themselves.”
Bill Bonner

“Just as elites seek to re-imagine and recreate our world, we too, can do the same. This must begin with the human understanding, where we enter into a new Renaissance or Enlightenment, not western, but global; where the people communicate and interact with each other on a personal basis, not through elite structures. This must be the aim of the global political awakening: to achieve peace through peaceful means. If everyone in the world simply decided to no longer acknowledge people and positions of power, that power would vanish. If there is no army, because the soldiers decided to no longer recognize the government, there is no one to pull the trigger on people in the street.”
Andrew Gavin Marshall

“….a bunch of old fossils looking to make a buck off skin color.”
Mark Williams, Tea Party spokesman, describing the NAACP

“There is no such thing as a ‘clean cop’ when all cops initiate violence against peaceful people simply because words on paper say it is okay. Might does NOT make right.”
Brad Jardis
From the Darkness:
"Just to be clear, the U.S. government through the Department of Defense goes out and attempts to target and kill people, a lot of people, who haven't been indicted."
Michael Leiter, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center

"As recently as two years ago, anyone predicting the current state of affairs (not only is unemployment disastrously high, but most forecasts say that it will stay very high for years) would have been dismissed as a crazy alarmist."
Paul Krugman [Hey Paul. I saw it predicted at least five years ago. Where were you?]

"I believe in the special relationship. I think Britain is, of course, the junior partner, but I think it is an important and long-standing relationship and I hope that we bring things to that relationship."
David Cameron, British Prime Minister, describing Britain as the junior partner in the special relationship between the UK and the US.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Light Flashes

New energy efficiency program

“Steinberg said they install new thermostats in people's homes that are connected through a broadband Internet connection. The thermostat will then send signals to EcoFactor's server to monitor the home's heating and cooling system and create a specific profile for maximum efficiency.”

Just how long will it be before EcoFactor’s server is monitored by the state’s future energy police? There are certainly ways individuals can monitor their own energy use without bringing in a another party.

Any kind of information portal into your home will ultimately be abused. Count on it.

An emotional farewell for North Texans headed to Afghanistan

Killing innocent people on the other side of the world (who never did me any harm) will make me “free“…..on this side of the world?

Sounds like some of that government school logic.

This new batch of cannon fodder will only create “terrorists” where previously none existed.

I know it’s sometimes difficult for nationalists and militarists to think, but they should ask themselves this question: Am I as free or freer than I was ten years ago, twenty years ago? Any honest person would have to answer, “no,” or even “hell no!” So how does the US military make or keep you free? And if you still believe this ridiculous claim, then aren’t they doing a pretty lousy job?

The only people “here” who threaten my freedom reside in Washington, DC. How about we have a plane load of troops go to that “war zone“ and fight “terrorists?” No need to harm anyone, just intimidate the hell out of them with some harmless explosions and strutting around in noisy war machines. The DC denizens will promptly crap their britches and hopefully decide there are better ways to make a living than by plundering and killing people.

Then the troops might get my “support.”

Illinois hotel backs out of hosting Muslim group

There are multitudes of Christians who propose or would not object to a worldwide Christian state. Does the US government consider them a terrorist group?

Allen council ponders ban against herbal smoking blend K2

H.L. Mencken’s words come to mine:

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

The Nanny State marches on.
How is it the business of government what people put into their blood streams? Guaranteed, there are far more powerful, addictive and dangerous drugs sold by prescription than the innocuous K2.

“Irregular heartbeat and hallucinations?” You can find those symptoms listed as “side effects” in the hundreds of drugs advertised on the boob tube.

First lady touts childhood obesity initiative


This woman sports a backside as wide as a bus and she’s going to lecture us about obesity?


Deer crashes through window of store in Oregon city
How fortunate I came upon this critical piece of news. Accessing such information is essential to keeping informed.

What will we read about tomorrow? Maybe how a raccoon broke through a home’s screen door in Sopchoppy, Florida?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“To be a good American, you must be stupid. If you think, the terrorists have won.”
Kevin Carson

“….Make no mistake, the founding fathers didn’t fight for our freedom, they simply fought for a nicer form of slavery.”
Brett Perry

“No group of self-appointed authoritarians has any legitimate right to dictate edicts that in any way effect your person or property, or mine; your liberty or mine. I could care less what the Second Amendment says or doesn’t say, in the end. Natural law always trumps artificial, meaningless government 'law' every time. I exist, and that automatically means I have every right to defend myself and my property with whatever weapons I choose. End of story.”
Alex R. Knight III

“Bombings, stealing and killing in pursuit of statehood by some groups is Terrorism and by other groups it is ‘freedom fighting.’ And thus does Israel, which justifies the most extreme brutality and violence based on the pure evil of Terrorism, celebrate those acts as ‘freedom fighting’ when done by its own side.”
Glenn Greenwald

“When an enemy without weapons can resist an army of great strength, the most powerful of all history, one should ask, who has the moral high ground?”
Ron Paul

“Investing with any criteria in mind other than maximizing return is, by definition, rewarding inferiority – or mediocrity, at best. Putting wealth to any use other than maximizing its growth is to squander it, to the detriment of the person who accumulated the wealth and all those he or she might employ. And charity often damages its recipients even more, by making them feel entitled, just because they’re poor, unlucky, incompetent, or whatever.”
Doug Casey

“Many American Christians claim that Muslims are inherently violent people. But it seems to me that such a description could easily be applied to those American Christians who see nothing wrong with killing an unlimited number of people for the sake of achieving such political goals as democracy and regime change.”
Jacob Hornberger

“At this point we need to ask statists what they mean by saying they advocate the rule of law. Do they refer to legislated law and therefore advocate a 'might makes right' kind of society that is ruled by law? Or do they refer to law in the sense of spontaneously emerging rules for just behavior, under which government too is subject?”
Per Bylund

“So once age and realism have eroded any expectation of adulthood or good sense, you realize that there is no hope. The limbic urges that power Washington are exactly those that you would find up some forgotten holler in West Virginia, at Jimbo’s Pool Hall and Rib Pit.”
Fred Reed

“Scorn the state! Get used to that feeling, because you’ll need to exercise it repeatedly in coming months and years, and you’ll need to embrace it without guilt.
When we contemptuously laugh at our government, it not only enrages the bureaucrats and state apologists, it unifies us as free and peaceful people. When we laugh scornfully at our government, the whole world laughs with us, and this larger community may indeed prove helpful to us as the American empire spasmodically crumbles.”
Karen Kwiatkowski

"As for whether slashing military spending would deny us needed protection, one could as well ask whether we are safe today with policies that risk ‘blowback,' bankruptcy, and monetary disarray."
Sheldon Richman
From the Darkness:
“You should not, and I’m sure you will not, let any state, from the United States to any state in the region dictate what will become of you all.”
Joe Biden, lying hypocrite, speaking to the Iraqi government.

"We continue to object to, and criticize, actions by Russia which we believe are wrong. At the top of the list is the invasion and occupation of Georgia."
Queen Hillary, ignoring the log in her own eye.

"We want our damn money, you owe it, we want it, and I plan to collect it."
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, threatening jail-time for those who have not paid their taxes.

“And in San Francisco, a ban on sugary drinks in city vending machines is starting to take effect. That’s so great. It was issued by Mayor Gavin Newsom, my new hero….”
Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC info-babe and food Nazi.

“Excellent health care is by definition redistribution.”
Dr. Donald Berwick, newly appointed director of Medicare and Medicaid

"Well, since there are men and women, fathers and daughters, sons and daughters, cousins and uncles, everybody — all of America — when you send your troops over there, that's America's war. And if you think that that is only one president's war, then you don't understand the obligation a country makes collectively.
When an individual, a family member has somebody over there, the entire country — that entire family is there. And all of America is at war.”
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, confirming the evil of collectivism.

The types of conflict that we are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and I think are likely to be fighting here for a decade or so, are focused on the people.”
Gen. George Casey [Yes, “focused” on killing them……for another ten years.]

Friday, July 9, 2010

Light Flashes

Texas cities rate low in magazine poll on patriotism

Men's Health ranked the cities based on percentage of voters who voted for in the 2004 and 2008 elections, money spent on military veterans per capita, percentage of residents who volunteer and the amount of flags and fireworks sold.”

In other words, “patriotism” means:
  • Submitting to the rule of illegitimate authorities by voting your consent.
  • How much money is stolen by your state rulers subsidizing the health and comfort of the state’s hired killers.
  • Volunteering? Volunteering for what? Am I considered a “volunteer” because I volunteer to write this blog?
  • How many silly and ugly cloth symbols representing slavery and tyranny you purchase.
  • How many noisy and obnoxious firecrackers you waste your money on [Notice how the purchase of guns and ammo are excluded by this limp wrist rag.].

Meaningless polls like this are nothing more that marketing ploys to drive reader traffic. The public, along with lazy editors looking for content, seem to be attracted to such drivel.

Human smugglers showing violent upswing, ICE says

As with alcohol and drug prohibition, “human prohibition” brings the same unnecessarily violent results. Human instinct resists being caged. If an individual reasons he must relocate, he may resort to obtaining whatever assistance necessary- even from those who may be prone to violence. It’s no different than those who risk doing business with violent drug dealers to purchase their needed, prohibited narcotic.

Human “smuggling” would not exist were it not for the state’s arbitrary, invisible geographic boundaries. These boundaries transform individuals into criminals merely be restricting movement from point A to point B. As long is this individual does not trespass on private property, where is the crime? Who has been physically harmed or financially defrauded?

The law enforcement business benefits doubly from border enforcement and movement prohibition. They profit by policing and enforcing these invisible boundaries and then also profit from investigating the “smuggling-related” violence that results. The whole corrupt process is a self-perpetuating, expanding and thriving scam.

New questions about chief's use of on-duty Dallas cops

Now the cops are babysitting each other’s kids while on duty. The market rate for babysitters just went up.

Why do cops think they’re so special and the world revolves around them? Their Heap Big Chief has proven he’s nothing more than a common thug. His son killed a “fellow cop” from another department and was rewarded with a police motorcycle funeral escort funded by taxpayers.

Put on a clown suit and a badge and any questionable character instantly becomes a saint, worthy of worship among the mundane peons.

Conservative talk show host blasts Rangers star for immigration comments

To Mr. Davis: So, a man expresses his opinion that you and others disagree with and therefore should not be allowed to go to work? A man expresses an honest opinion and should be punished for comments you claim “insult” you and others that believe otherwise? Are your really that insecure and immature?

What great proof that the right can be just as intolerant and totalitarian as the left.

San Antonio fake military hero could get prison

There’s probably no greater “crime” to statists than lying about your “service” to the nation state. It’s downright sacrilegious.

According to the story, the indicted individual “was kicked out of a halfway house amid allegations of insolence, lying and intimidation of staff.” Heck with those kind of personal traits, he should be made a general.

King James proclaims Miami as his new realm

Congratulations to Mr. James. He voted with his feet and money as peaceful people do, rather than relying on ballots backed by bullets as a way to improve his life.

He will save millions in state income taxes and deny state despots that much less ill-begotten booty. The state is that much poorer and civilization is that much wealthier.

North Texan among two soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Another mother’s child lost to the bloody allure of nationalism and the beast of war.

Another mother’s child sacrificed to the voracious appetite of the war gods and their obedient servants.

Another mother’s child lost to a depraved sense of “duty” and “loyalty.”

Satan is smiling.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

How Many Are Enough?

“Each year, more and more "laws" are enacted, without the old ones being eliminated. ‘Laws’ on top of ‘laws’ until every breath you take is either mandatory or forbidden. Your inability to obey all the compiled and contradictory ‘laws’ results in ‘crime’ (obviously, by definition) which is used as justification for more enforcers occupying your home town. When will there be enough ‘laws‘?”

Utopian statists truly believe that if enough laws are passed, all bad things will cease to occur. They honestly believe that words on paper will prevent evil people from performing evil acts against others. They honestly believe that words on paper, backed by state violence, will prevent irresponsible people from harming themselves. At best, more laws do nothing to solve a perceived problem. At worst, they create still more, unintended problems that create demand for still MORE laws.

Even legitimate laws can be considered useless.. Good people don’t need them and bad people ignore them.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Listen to the Children

“I don’t like to think about the war. I like to think about horses. I don’t want to hurt anybody, and I don’t want anybody to hurt me. I just want to ride horses.”
Gili, age 8, Jerusalem

“We the people of the world should restore the sacred value of life.”
Abdulai, age 13, Afghanistan

“There are many, many Israeli soldiers. They walk on the sidewalks and drive around in trucks and tanks. They fly their helicopters over my city and shoot people. They try to make us believe this is their city and not ours. I see a lot of soldiers at my school. They are always there. I can feel them watching me, and I wish they would look in another direction.”
Maryam, age 11, Bethany, West Bank

“My brother was killed eight months ago in Baghdad. He was 17. No one knows who did it. His body was found on a rubbish pile. That’s how we know he is dead.”
Abbadar (refugee from Iraq), age 12 , Jordan

“My mother, my father, my sisters, my brothers, my aunts and uncles, my cousins, all dead. We weren’t Taliban. We weren’t fighters. We didn’t do anything wrong. Why did you (the United States) do this to us?”
Amina. Age 8, Afghanistan

Palestinian kids shout at an Israeli soldier during a demonstration against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

Majdi Mohammed/AP

Children’s quotes taken from Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“If we accept the fact that the state should have the right to grant us permission to engage in peaceable, voluntary transactions with one another, we agree to allow the state to revoke its hallowed permission.”
Trevor Bothwell

“Whether the government-monopolized production of money is constitutionally mandated or not, the assumption that only the State should control the commodity of money – a universal means of trade and commerce – needs to be questioned. And so far, I have not heard a reasonable explanation of why Americans must be forced to be dependent on only the government’s provision of security without competition.”
Scott Lazarowitz

“If there are zeitgeist moments for products, movie stars, and even politicians, then such moments can exist for weaponry as well. The robotic drone is the Lady Gaga of this Pentagon moment.
In the 1990s, we were said to be in an era of "globalization" which was widely hailed as good news. Now, the U.S. and its detached populace are pioneering a new era of killing that respects no boundaries, relies on the self-definitions of whoever owns the nearest drone, and establishes planetary free-fire zones. It's a nasty combination, this globalization of death.”
Tom Engelhardt

“Giving up your own conscience and letting the State dictate your principles may be easy, but it will not lead you where you need to be. The destination will shift with each new crisis the State invents.”
Kent McManigal

“Torture does not work. Its use permanently damages all those who are tortured, and those who administer the violence. Its "lawful" use profoundly undermines the broader society and democratic institutions in ways that are irreparable. But its persistent, ineradicable failure is entirely irrelevant for those who seek to consolidate and expand state power. Moreover, its inherent failure underscores their aim: it does not work, everyone knows it does not work, but the state does it because it can.In this view, power is all, and power is its own justification. It is a simple truth, and a terrible one.”
Arthur Silber

“….Coercion, being an anti-individual phenomenon, leads to four deaths in succession, as I see it now. Coercion first kills volition, then relationships, then wealth, and finally, when it goes on long enough, the individual himself.”
B.R. Merrick

“….“if you’re someone who believes, or are at least willing to acquiesce to the claim, that the U.S. President has the power to target your fellow citizens for assassination without a whiff of due process, what unchecked presidential powers wouldn’t you support or acquiesce to?”
Glenn Greenwald

“The struggle confronting mankind comes down to the question of whether human beings are to be the masters of their own lives, or whether they are to remain as resources to be exploited for institutional ends.”
Butler Shaffer

“If you are even somewhat browner than the average Norwegian, a trip to or through the Grand Canyon state might be a bit perilous — unless you like being forced to prove your American-ness to armed know-nothings alongside desert roads.”
J.D. Tuccille

“Socialist maxims may score high marks for eloquence and pathos; but they score very low marks for economic wisdom. Capitalism produces. Socialism distributes. Without capitalism, socialism cannot function. In other words; socialism needs capitalism.”
Joel Bowman

“It has never been more apparent to those who have awakened from the slumber imposed upon them by popular culture that the establishment music industry now pumps out the most dumbed-down, monotonous, garbage which actually serves to induce depression and despair in those who are enlightened and aware, while providing hypnotizing bread and circuses for those still transfixed by the babylon system.”
Paul Joseph Watson

“The government has twisted the American Dream into being about owning a home and getting a ‘good’ education, even if you can’t afford either and don’t know what to do with either if the government hands you the money to get both.”
Robert Wenzel
From the Darkness:
To win in Afghanistan, and make such things possible, our 'rules of engagement' must change. American casualties have increased because of self-imposed restraints when encountering Taliban who hide behind civilians. You can’t win a war by hesitating when the enemy is at a disadvantage. To paraphrase a familiar admonition: Grab them by their throats and their hearts and minds will follow.”
Cal Thomas

“….People from the gun lobby like to promote the idea that you have an absolute or god-given right to possess a gun. That’s clearly not true; your right can be restricted.”
Jackie Hilly, the Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence

"We don’t have to have a law."
Unidentified London police officer, responding to a harassed photographer’s question about what law require him to produce ID.

“We just got to be smart about using all the elements of American power, not just one element of American power.
So what I’m trying to say is, don’t put all the burden on the military. Make sure that we’ve got a civilian expeditionary force."
B. Obama, looking to recruit more stooges for his nation building.

"A police officer doesn't need a court order to defend himself if someone pulls out a gun. The U.S. government has that same right of self-defense internationally."
Michael E. Leiter, head of the National Counterterrorism Center, defending the US campaign of targeted killings.

“The infrastructure needs of this state are vast and on the existing tax base cannot be funded. We say the sector of the economy most able to share a greater part of the burden for funding our infrastructure needs for the future is in fact our most profitable mining companies.”
Kevin Rudd, Australian Prime Minister, proposing a “super profits tax” on his country’s mining sector.

"If American money is going to be building a nation, I'd like it to be mine.”
Representative Louise Slaughter, after the US House approved a bill that includes nearly $4 billion in economic aid to Afghanistan and Pakistan. [I wish you would use YOUR money, too and keep MINE out of it.]

“I’ve got to say, I got a few chills, listening to him there, very powerful. It was also pretty heavy on detail.”
MSNBC, Alex Witt, commenting on Obama’s policy speech on immigration.

“This [unemployment insurance] is one of the biggest stimulus’ in the economy. This money is spent quickly. It injects demand into the economy and is job creating. It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.”
Nancy Pelosi

“They [the people] are making politics an unpleasant chore, practiced mainly by the vicious and angry, and are feeding dangerous resentments in a volatile time.”
Michael Gerson

"In this important endeavor cooperation is not optional. This is a tough mission. There is nothing easy about it. But working together we can achieve progress, and we can achieve our mutual objectives."
Gen. David Petraeus, exhorting the Afghan people to cooperate and do what they’re told.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Back on Track

“Dehydration: (hypohydration) is defined as an excessive loss of body fluid. It is literally the removal of water from an object, however in physiological terms, it entails a deficiency of fluid within an organism.”

Only a deficiency of fluid? No other symptoms, such as confusion, historical ignorance, excessive optimism, megalomania, overconfidence, poor discernment of reality, and consistent delusions?

Looks like he’s our man! Say hello to the new, Heap Big Afghan War Chief!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Light Flashes

Dallas store sells U.S. flag with 61 stars

This will not stand! The nationalist, slavish boobs are outraged! The masses are foaming at the mouth, seeking revenge. Lets’ boycott and/or bomb somebody!

Perhaps, the “extra” stars are to commemorate the wonderful country of China that has graciously loaned money to finance our sacred, inalienable free lunch and noble, murderous wars of empire.

Question: Do US flags with extra stars burn hotter?

Couple terrified by mistaken Dallas police encounter

Two people needlessly suffer because the thugs with badges cannot competently type nor make a simple identification of a car model. No mention is made of an apology from the goons in blue.

Can you imagine the repercussions if a private security firm made such an error? There would have been civil action against such a firm and rightly so. The state’s warriors, as always, are above accountability.

Fewer hungry children getting free summer meals

It’s ludicrous to assume that all those children needed such programs to survive.

“Summer nutrition programs aim to feed children who get most of their nutrition — or sometimes their only real meal of the day — at school.”

Only one real meal a day? Prove it!

“The food research group measures the effectiveness of those summer programs by comparing the number of low-income children receiving meals during the summer with those receiving free and reduced-price school meals during the school year.”

How does that prove any effectiveness? Why would the numbers change? If you’re getting a free meal during the summer, wouldn’t you want to continue to receive the same perk during the school year? It seems that this “food research group’s” idea of “effectiveness” is how many children continue on the program, not how many no longer need assistance.

The programs “success” ensures its perpetuation. The program offers nothing toward the goal of people feeding themselves. It’s considered a “failure” if fewer people sign up. It’s all backwards.

Walter Williams outlines how “material poverty” has all but disappeared in this country. Not that people don’t have difficulties, but they are hardly “starving” as compared to other, far more desperate parts of the world. Material poverty has been replaced by spiritual poverty, “ a direct result of the perverse incentives created by some of our efforts to address material poverty.”
Dallas Libertarians speak at America Speaks

If “Big L” libertarians truly believe that political activism will create change, they would be better off directing their energies toward the movements promoting nullification and secession. The only way to cure a cancer is to separate the tumor from the host.

Quit wasting time on these democratic charades of town hall meetings and national elections. Look at the donors that fund America Speaks. All glorify the concept of command and control governance from Washington, DC.

These meetings are still more propaganda convincing the plundered subjects that the God-Kings on the Potomac really care what they think.

Atheist billboard defaced on N.C.'s Billy Graham Parkway

Not that I have any allegiance to any plundering, murderous nation state, but I’m personally more offended by the inclusion of “One Nation Indivisible” than the exclusion of “Under God.”

Atheists who worship the indivisible nation state suffer the same delusion they claim afflict believers in God. They claim allegiance and obedience to an unalterable, inseparable and nearly divine ruling authority. How is that different than believing in God’s rule? Atheist statists may argue that God is a fictional authority within the mind of the believer and therefore not legitimate. Isn’t the nation state also a fictional, all encompassing authority? It claims authority whether or not its subjects consent. For those who don’t consent, the nation state is nothing more than a pushy, arrogant, evangelist knocking on your door to sell you a bill of goods.

A nation state is a geo-political entity that claims legitimate rule over individuals within its proclaimed territory, whether or not those individuals accept such an arrangement. God is a ruling authority only within the minds of those who believe. Their is no way (other than aligning with the secular authority) that a God believer can forcibly project his God’s rule onto others. Gods’ rule, in a sense, is self-government. The nation state believer, however, sees it necessary that his fictional, ruling authority govern and control ALL within its arbitrary boundaries- through violence, if necessary.

God believers who align with nation state believers will only see their beliefs corrupted and discredited. They would be better off living under God’s authority (self-government), while encouraging peacefully (not forcing) others to do the same. Please note, when I say “God” I’m using the Judeo-Christian concept of “God” as I’m more familiar with that particular concept and believe that those who insist on its inclusion in the Pledge of Allegiance share that concept. Why would those who believe in the superiority of law offered by a supreme being be willing to settle for the rule of law insisted on and violently enforced by corrupt mortals?

Comparatively speaking, believing in an unseen higher power is far more benign that a belief in an inseparable nation state. God’s actions, be they “good” or bad” are empirically impossible to prove. God-believer’s actions can only be damaging when they align themselves with the dark forces of the nation state or commit personal aggression against unbelievers. Such actions may be justly resisted. The nation state’s actions, however, are detailed and catalogued through historical record. It’s actions, mostly bad, are all too real.

Texas taxpayers on the hook for huge sporting events

No surprise here. Super Bowls and other large, professional sporting events are nothing more than serf-subsidized parties for the self-absorbed, wealthy elites.

Unfortunately, the working class will ignore such facts, as their need for hypnotic entertainment and mindless, sensory arousal supersedes any desire for financial self-preservation.

One of the joys of seeing the state abolished will be seeing these deceiving, pillaging aristocrats scramble to personally finance their own fun and games.

Red tape keeps Gulf marsh cleanup on hold

We are all ultimately crushed under the slow moving wheels of the state’s bureaucracy. Individual creativity and enterprise is hampered, delayed, and sometimes outright rejected to satisfy the power appetites, of corrupt, depraved, unaccountable despots.

Dallas officer fired for alleged sex with prostitute

The hits just keep on comin’ with the Dallas Po-lice. The klutz didn’t even have the sense to turn off his patrol car video camera while being serviced. Maybe our local tax parasites are just getting bored with the donut routine.