Sunday, August 15, 2010

Quotes of the Week

From the Light:
“You can’t conquer a primitive society. There’s nothing to destroy or hold hostage. The only way to win is to commit genocide.
Everything Western governments, and the United States especially, are doing politically and militarily is counterproductive.”
Doug Casey

“We must reject holding human beings to different and separate moral standards than based on whether or not they are in government employ. All of us have a natural obligation to respect the lives and property of others — and a natural right to expect the same from all others. Anything less is not liberty. And government, by its very nature, will always fall woefully short of that ideal.”
Alex R. Knight III

“Advocating anarchy is more practical than advocating minimal government.”
Darian Worden

“So, drug consumption is the responsibility of the person who consumes; of the family who is responsible for educating; and of the education system and the socioeconomic context. What we have to do is legalize the production, the sale and the distribution.”
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox

“So, if they’re enforcing the immigration laws, what’s the problem? The problem is that statists believe that the federal government is sufficiently powerful to repeal the law of supply and demand. It won’t happen, ever, just like they’ll never repeal the law of gravity. The law of supply and demand, like the law of gravity, is natural law and, therefore, not subject to being repealed by man.”
Jacob Hornberger

“The most powerful patron of radical Islam is not Iran, Iraq, or Saudi Arabia. It is the government headquartered in Washington, D.C., which for more than a half-century has diligently cultivated Islamic terrorism.”
Will Grigg

“The more secretive or unjust an organization is, the more leaks induce fear and paranoia in its leadership…. This must result in minimization of efficient internal communications mechanisms (an increase in cognitive ’secrecy tax’) and consequent system-wide cognitive decline resulting in decreased ability to hold onto power as the environment demands adaption. Hence in a world where leaking is easy, secretive or unjust systems are nonlinearly hit relative to open, just systems.”
Julian Assange

“A sizable share of people in the criminal justice system is made up of those who ran afoul of some law commanding ‘Touch not, taste not, handle not.’
If you support such laws, there is no ground on which you can consistently do so without believing that other people are your property, or are your inferiors and subject to your command.”
Kevin Carson

“The Law allows the Lawmakers to do anything they wish. The Law allows white men to own black slaves. The Law allows men to stone women to death because they were raped. The Law allows thugs to commit genocide against Jews. The Law allows gangsters to organize into vast criminal enterprises they call ‘Government’ and commit every sort of unconscionable cruelty imaginable.”
Garry Reed

"Delegated authority is always a voluntary proposition, and it can be withdrawn at any time. It is a privilege bestowed—an extension of a natural right from one individual to another. Assumed authority is thuggery."

“Our war against the Taliban is going about as well as our war on drugs, or our war on poverty, or any of our government’s wars – they all tend to create more of the thing they purport to eradicate, thereby dodging any excuse to draw down and come to an end. It is hard to imagine ever 'winning' anything this way.”
Ron Paul
From the Darkness:
"As Governor, I will use the power of eminent domain to stop the [Cordoba House] mosque and use the site as a war memorial, instead of monument to those who attacked our country.”
Carl Paladino, candidate for New York Governor, in a TV campaign ad.

“An iceberg four times the size of Manhattan has broken off Greenland, creating plenty of room for global warming deniers to start their own country. So far, 2010 has been the hottest year on record, and scientists agree arctic ice is a canary in a coal mine that provides clear warnings on climate."
Rep. Edward Markey

“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested. I mean, it’s crazy.”
Administration spokesman Robert Gibbs, slamming the “professional left” for criticizing Obama for failing to live up to his ideological promises.
"It used to be back in the days when we fought wars to win them that civilian deaths were the object. We wanted the civilian population to demand that their government surrender. That’s how you win wars. The other guys surrender because they’re losing too much.
War is a terrible thing."
Rush Limbaugh

"At this point, the withdrawal is going well, because they are still here, but the problem will start after 2011. The politicians must find other ways to fill the void after 2011... If I were asked about the withdrawal, I would say to politicians: the U.S. army must stay until the Iraqi army is fully ready in 2020.”
Iraqi Gen. Gen. Babaker Shawkat Zebari

“The ban is perfectly reasonable in light of the UAE's legitimate security concerns because Research in Motion, the Canadian company that provides BlackBerry services, refused to modify its information architecture in a way that would enable authorities to intercept the communications of select subscribers."
Richard Falkenrath, who works for former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's consulting firm, explaining why the BlackBerry ban that the United Arab Emirates announced last week "met with approval, admiration and perhaps even a touch of envy" from "law enforcement investigators and intelligence officers."

"If they were to publish any additional documents after hearing our concerns about the harm it will cause our forces, our allies and innocent Afghan civilians it would be the height of irresponsibility. It would compound a mistake that has already put far too many lives at risk."
Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell repeating a U.S. demand for WikiLeaks to expunge all classified material from the Internet and return the material it had to the U.S. government.

"I was talking to a retired FBI agent, who said that one of the things they were looking at were terrorist cells overseas who had figured out how to game our system, and it appeared they would have young women, who became pregnant, who would get them into the United States to have a baby. Then they could return, where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists. And then, they could return, 20 or 30 years in the future because they realize how stupid we are being in this country.”
Rep. Louie Gohmert, warning us about the newest “threat“- terror babies.

“The federal government has failed us.”
Al Gore, after conceding that Congress will likely not pass the climate bill and accompanying carbon credit scam this year.

"The Ground Zero project is a test of America's resolve to face down a civilizational jihad that that aims, in the words of its leaders, to destroy us from within."
Andre McCarthy, blabbering about the “ground zero mosque.”

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