Archive for the ‘Issues guide’ Category

Anarcho-capitalism vs. Government

August 11, 2013
English: This image is of economist Walter Blo...

English: This image is of economist Walter Block teaching economics in a Loyola University New Orleans classroom. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let me help with understanding what I’m going to say here. First off, I had once gone from Marxist/Communist to syndicalist-anarchist (something like the “anarcho-communist” idea) precisely because I couldn’t trust people to govern themselves. My reasoning back then articulated like this: if you can’t trust people to govern themselves, you can’t trust them to govern other people. About that time I became a missionary, more concerned for the poor than ever, and all people that needed the truth.

So let’s see:

Q (Question or Comment): With no government than anyone (or group) who has more than others can buy more armed security to enforce their will on those who have less resources. There is nothing to stop bad guys from forming coalitions to gang up on smaller communities and take them over by force since there is no governmental power to stop them.

A: The Second Amendment debate should bring to clarity the principle that self-defense is much more effective than giving up your freedom –even some of it– in exchange for security. Give ‘em an inch, they take a mile. Like Ron Paul said, the only legitimate purpose of any government is to protect its jurisdiction from violation of individual rights.

The problem is that you are trusting a band of strangers with protecting you from other bands of strangers. If it’s a “government”, however, you get protection the same way you get protection from a “Mafia”. If you pay, you get some protection –often not very good because who else can you call, so it is with monopolies– and you get to keep both your legs. Unless one of the rulers needs one.

Q If one does not want to use the term “mercenary” they can invent whatever euphemism they wish and call it a third party mechanism…

A-Euphemisms like “government”, except that’s involuntarily imposed force. And just like with the Army “volunteers”, many “mercenaries” are driven by other than monetary considerations. In self-defense, many of the “volunteers” will be just like the revolutionary militia, and today’s independent militias, people defending their lives, their families, their own children, like the independent militias that Mexicans are now forming to defend themselves against the gangs. Like some citizens of Detroit who have armed themselves for protection, because the police force are now useless. Precisely because under the “democratic-republican” Detroit government not everybody played fair. Especially the elected legislators and executives, and now even the judges are ordering the city to stiff the creditors that trusted them and pay the taxation without representation that previous city officials and unions colluded to burden them with. 

Q The fact is they fight for money and not principle and can be paid off by your enemies.

A [Ed-Like moles, or governments of corrupt sellouts like in Congress. The fact is, all of us have wrong reasons we do many right things. This
thought also ignores the fact that giving you good service for
your money is a principle worth more than money. Protecting
people is a good career. It is the first early motivation of
may policemen, in fact, who make a career of it, paid for
their services. Yet the very police is who we are talking
about. If they were more directly beholden to the people they
ahem, “serve”, we would have much less abuse and corruption in
their number.

A In a democratic republic you are free to hire your own self
defense so there is no denial of freedom.

A [Ed-Unless you have to defend
yourself against that government. Try buying raw milk in a
co-op and get arrested in the “Republic” of California.

Q One is free to dream that they can provide their own security on
either a personal or community basis against any threat but they
are assuming everyone else will play fair and continue to ignore
the myriad of scenarios that can develop in a world without
government.

A-No assumptions at all except that all central planning scenarios come with all those flaws built in.

Who really believes they can defend against a foreign invasion
with an army of locally hired of rent a cops thrown together by
few communities who decide they will participate?

A- The farmboy revolutionaries that defended the USA against British attacks are an excellent example. A rag-tag band of “backward” mountain men are
defeating the most powerful Army in the whole world as we speak. Bill Maher said once that the Second Amendment is moot because the government has tanks. Tell that to the Taliban. The militias in Iraq say Phooey too.

Otherwise, why would our own “democratic republic” government
of the USA have such a fanatical fixation on disarming the
entire civilian population?

Government can become oppressive. True. People with no government can also form groups and become oppressive. Also true. The fact that anyone can be corrupted is hardly a case for ” no more rules”. It seems better time would be spent working on small government within a republican ( small “r”) model following constitutional principles.

A – Who said “No more rules”. That’s a straw man argument. The rule that counts more than any other should be the “non-aggression principle“. See:http://wiki.mises.org/wiki/Principle_of_non-aggression

Walter Block explains it well:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2003/02/walter-block/turning-their-coats-for-the-state/

Someone who does not believe in government of any kind has no reason to quote the Bill of Rights since without a government to enforce it, it is just a piece of paper.

A – I quote the Bill of Rights because they actually support the position, because if you read them properly, they are not grants of privilege by government, but they are declarations of what are universally held rights in the sense articulated in the Declaration of Independence as “unalienable”. It was a compromise demanded by patriots that did not want a strong federal government.But as we can see from events and history in the real world, if you disqualify my arguments on that basis, yours are disqualified by the proof in the real world that your very government is ruled by that Constitution as “the Supreme Law of the Land“, but that very same government has broken almost every one and in the most massive scale possible:

The First: “Free-speech zones

Second: Gun control laws. Supreme Court legalized “reasonable” infringement legislation. In New Orleans the police went door-to-door confiscating arms without warrants or due process at all. The first gun control laws in the U.S. were Jim Crow-motivated laws meant to prevent even free blacks from owning them.

Third: To my knowledge, the military has not commandeered quarters in any house, even as “prescribed by law”.

Fourth: Recent revelations by Edward Snowden and the brave reporters of The Guardian have exposed the blatant and still now unrepentant violation of the right of the people “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects” in the unconstitutional seizure of the “effects” of EVERY ONE of the regime’s subjects in the United States. Having been exposed, they say “So what? It’s to keep you safe from bad guys”. The Fourth also says must have a warrant –from a genuine independent court, not a kangaroo court, and not a self-written– naming the person and things to be seized. And there’s nothing about allowing the right to a censorship on the target of such a warrant, as we now face with the Patriot Act. A librarian was charged with a felony for just showing one of these warrants to an assistant.

Fifth: They had this guy in Boston how many hours? As soon as he knew his rights he shut up. But the same Justice Department that was so worried the FBI might find out something from this violation of rights is the one that violates every American’s “Fourth Amendment” right all day every day.

Sixth: Speedy trail, confrontation of witnesses: Not just the rubber-stamp FISA courts (NSA director: You can’t lie to us anymore, we all know they’re kangaroo, else they would not approve the unconstitutional requests for blanket coverage, seizure of all those records). There is the case of the U Florida professor arrested (and convicted? deported?) based on what the government called secret evidence that they could not even show the judge in the case.

Seventh: The president, we now know, issues regular kill orders against anybody he wants to. Rand Paul forced the Attorney General to admit the government has no legal authority at least to kill Americans on American soil if there is no imminent danger, but the history of lies and conviction for Contempt of Congress shows we cannot trust their word. Not to mention executing acts of war (like drone attacks overseas) without the constitutionally required declaration of war by Congress.

Eighth (Cruel and Unusual Punishment): Now the president who as candidate opposed the interrogation techniques used at Guantanamo, now defends them as necessary. Nothing like a political campaign to bring out the liar in the worst characters. (Not to mention that the nests of rape, murder, assaults on prisoners convicted for non-violent offenses themselves, in my opinion, themselves constitute cruel and unusual punishment.)

Ninth: Ha, the Congress over the last twenty years, with the happy cooperation of the worst of the bankers, has violated every other natural right that got in their corrupt way, including that of property, with the Fed, the New Deal, The Great Society, the right to free trade and free exchange of goods and services.

Tenth: Of course the Congress has used the carrot-stick approach and a blatantly unconstitutional perversion of the interstate commerce clause to entice and coerce the states to doing things that were not in the jurisdiction of the federal Congress to influence. Holder tried a pathetic attempt to stop the flood of states declaring it illegal for anyone to cooperate with federal officials in violations of the Second Amendment. Holder used the “supreme law of the land” argument, by which he meant that the federal government has a “right” under the “supreme law” clause to become a dictatorship whenever it feels like it.

So yes, in the real world, I believe using the Constitution is a good way to educate the people, and by golly, if we can agree to push at least for respect and obedience to the US Constitution, that would be better than the present condition by astronomical scales.

Rick Warrren, False Prophets, Pharisees, and the Praise of Men

December 2, 2012
William Wilberforce (1759-1833)

William Wilberforce (1759-1833) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Jesus himself warned about the enemies of the Lord’s flock: wolves in sheep’s clothing who would lead his people astray.

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.-Matthew 7:15

Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle. -Ezekiel 34:22

Here comes Rick Warren pretending to be an evangelical pastor, all the while showing fruits of anything but Biblical.

“By their fruits ye shall know them”, and “..judge righteous judgment”, the scripture says.

Did Jesus invite the Pharisees over to a meeting so he could tell his disciples what they thought about things? That’s what Rick Warren did, invited a person he knew believed in allowing prenatal infanticide.

Did Jesus ever steal even one thing that he or his disciples ever ate? Did he ever ask the Romans to help the poor with the moneys that the tax collectors were extorting from the subjects of the Roman Empire?

What did Jesus do when he saw the abuse by the money-changers and the merchants against the poor people who were sheep Ezekiel’s prophecy was talking about?

He made a long very nasty whip and drove those evil thieves out of the temple.

Rick Warren invited their enablers over to “feed” his congregation. Ezekiel called it “trampling them” underfoot and soiling their ground.

Proverbs 1:11-14 warns us not to cast in our lot or share “one purse” with evil men: and yet Rick Warren has bragged about working with enemies of the Gospel in some of the “charity” groups he works with, and he pays his dues to get into the world economic conference in Davros, Switzerland, where the money changers and the merchants of Hoseah 12:7 hang out and share ideas ([He is] a merchant, the balances of deceit [are] in his hand: he loveth to oppress.).

He hobnobs with the author of confusion by using half a dozen different Bible “versions” in almost every article he ever writes, and using 15 –fifteen!– different such variations from the Bible in his first book about purpose.

He preaches a “social gospel”, which really means a “socialist gospel”. He pretends that his original idea is to help the poor. This is a major insult en grande against all the godly saints who have been healing and helping the poor ever since the earliest followers of the disciples. “Such as [they] had” they gave to those who needed it.

Rick advocates using the money governments steal from their subjects, but does not denounce the theft.

Almost 2,000 years before there was even such a baby as Rick Warren, before his members were written in his mother’s womb at conception (Psalm 137), women were leaving their babies at the front doors of the homes of Christian couples because they knew that baby would be well taken care of.

Two centuries before Rick Warren, God used William Wilberforce for a one-man campaign against the evil scourge of slavery. And fifteen centuries before even William Wilberforce, the man we know as St. Patrick shamed his followers and indirectly eventually the entire European continent into giving up slavery, until its resurgence met William Wilberforce and his mentor, the repentant former slave trader John Newton.

Long before Rick Warren got his congregation, the one we know as “Mother Theresa” was caring for the most outcast of all societies anywhere. I believe she bore the fruits of salvation, and I was impressed with the fact that in almost all her talks it was always Jesus this, Jesus that, Jesus all the time.

Rick Warren’s problem is that he seeks the praise of men rather than the praise of God, which is why he lets his underling proselytes do the dirty work that Saul did in Acts 7 and 8 before Saul was changed into Paul.

At least of the Pharisees Jesus could tell his followers to do “what they say”, even while telling them not to do what they do, not to follow their example. You can do what Rick Warren says when he is right, but not when he is wrong, and certainly do not follow his example lest ye bear the same fruits.

Citizens United decision helps the little guy have a voice

October 28, 2012
Citizens United

Citizens United (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Citizens United was where the little guy got a bit of a voice. I’ve listed four or five reasons below.

In the real world, incumbents re reelected something like 90 percent of the time to Congress, and the majority of times to the presidency. The reason?

The incumbent has a built-in billionaire advantage that comes automagically from (1) using the taxed and borrowed money, collected by taxation extorted from people of opposite sides of their positions and supporters all, for “official” communications, interviews, press releases, and (2) the payback from being a good “patron” for his sponsors’ causes, and (3) name recognition.

In today’s world, item (3) has a dollar value in the millions.

As relates to Citizens United, it is absolutely true that corporations are NOT people.

BUT free speech ensues from natural INDIVIDUAL rights, and one’s contributions to the efforts of an initiative to publicize the views shared by the contributors, provides the individual a way to compete for attention with the big money. Ironic that the excuse they use to protect special interests is that they want to stop the influence of special interests.

Now there are some people that want to throw a mud cover on that, to obscure the fact that people contributing to a corporate initiative with the purpose of supporting their own personal ideas, is a right that ensues from the free speech rights of the INDIVIDUAL doing that contribution. The corporation inherits the rights of the individual owners of that corporation, who have agreed to the terms thereof, and it is the collective voice of those individuals that bestows the right to express opinions.

It is preposterous to argue otherwise. If you do, for consistency you have to ban the corporate free speech of all the newspapers, broadcast studios, and Internet sites that belong to corporations! That means you have to muzzle NBC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX, huffingtonpost, and God forbid, oh my, NPR!

That is a major, blatant, self-contradiction in laws that restrict corporate speech, obvious when uttered explicitly. The corporate news industry is always “exempt” one group of corporations. This group gives voice to Sony, General Electric, and other such giants. Sometimes I suspect “it goes without saying”.

Another self-contradiction is that the subtler forms of support for a candidate are left untouched by these hypocritical initiatives. Hypocritical because exempted or regular newscasts, news stories, and so on.

Hypocritical also when you consider that a recent survey (1990s I believe) showed that as many as 97 percent of the editors in a recent survey were registered to vote with Democratic Party affiliation, and about 80 percent of the journalists. That may have gone down one or two percent since Fox seems like at least to have about an even mix between the two parties.

Those numbers probably help explain why it’s the Democratic Party that pushes for shutting the mouths of others. Us poor people and middle class cannot pay for a full-page ad to explain our views or influence opinions.

But then there are gobs of independents, and a big part of those independents are people like me who hold to ideas vehemently and brutally opposed by the two-party cartel that holds power right now.

The special-interest group with generally the most influence anyway is the collection of companies that own broadcast and cable networks and print newspapers, and don’t forget corporations with massive Internet presence. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, HN. And remember that NPR is no obscure news source, as shown by the fact that one of its own moderated the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign.

And remember that those news sources subsist from advertising almost exclusively. NPR has subscribers, and many of the Citizen United contributors may have heard about it from alternate media. Little-guy media.

NPR is a corporate entity, yes it is, and the fact that much of its funding comes from the current incumbent that has the elected office, along with the strings that come along with it. It also outlasts each Congress and presidency with their change in personnel. The effect is that their perspective influences them to favor the idea that government is a benevolent animal, simply because they view themselves as benevolent.

In other words, NPR’s government funding goes hand in hand with the philosophy that government should influence favorably the public’s view of government.

See here a diagram showing much of the interconnections between media corporations and their “cousins” in other industries:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Media_corporation_interlocks_-_2004.jpg

Network diagram showing interlocks between var...

 

Homeland Security Tracks These Keywords on Twitter and Facebook VIDEO

March 6, 2012

http://mashable.com/2012/03/02/social-networking-monitoring/?WT.mc_id=en_top_stories&utm_campaign=Top%2BStories

God bless EPIC, they keep on keeping on, fighting the hegemony’s urge to monitor everything you say or do on the Internet. Now we find out the DHS has hired a company to monitor all activity for given keywords.

That’s a blatant assault on the 4th and 5th amendments, but they’ve been ignoring the US Constitution for generations now. Like the IRS prying into free speech content of corporations applying for 501c3 or 501c4 status.

“The agency has demonstrated no legal basis for its social network and media monitoring program, which threatens important free speech and expression rights,” EPIC said in a Feb. 22 letter submitted to U.S. Congress.

EPIC says the surveillance of social media networks, public forums and websites violates the First Amendment and the Privacy Act of 1974.

Obama continued the wars and made new ones, expanded the debt, made no real cuts, supports the Fed

January 18, 2012

There are some good points on one blogger’s site but I’ll quote it to make my own points. Arguing by text seems to be the way that brings out the best articulation in me, so thank you for that… Snippets from her blog and my replies follow below:

http://helenofmarlowe.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/483/

I’ve

been disappointed with President Obama. He has moved much further to the right than I expected, and he seems to have been very late in discovering that what he called negotiating we called betraying his supporters. He has referred to liberals as “sanctimonious”. And like everyone else in American politics he has become beholden to big money. Some of his largest contributions come from Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Citigroup, JPMorgan, Time Warner, IBM. But in this era of he-with-the-most-money gets the most “free” speech, I don’t know what he can do about that.

First, I hate the way Conformist Media has us tricked into thinking of all “political” and now even social and personal issues as “left” and “right”. It’s a false dichotomy, a false spectrum. China has introduced a lot of capitalist ideas into its ruling philosophy as applied, and now even Cuba, a couple of years after Fidel Castro confided to a New York Times reporter that the Cuban model doesn’t even work for Cuba anymore, Raul Castro has introduced some measures that allow a limited real estate market. Raul Castro had already told the islanders they could do limited retail selling. But after three such “thaws” since the regime took over, for awhile they’ve had a hard time convincing them they are serious.

But this left-right thing can be deceiving. The most important spectrum is freedom. How much liberty does the regime permit? There is national socialism, and there is international socialism, and the only difference is that ethnicity is added to ideological brand for where you are in the rulers’ hierarchy. A dictatorship is a dictatorship. Like the slogan says, “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss”.

I told some fellow techs in a coffee-break general topic forum in 2008 that Obama would be George W Bush Extended Version.

He does get money, indirectly and/or directly, from all those big-bucks money changers in the list above, and so do all the major Republican Party contenders –notably EXCEPT ONE of them. Keep in mind, that lonely voice of reason predicted all the major bubbles and busts we have had, years before they matured into the disasters we’ve seen happen.

I said that then and now see my predictions fulfilled:

1. He not only continued the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan instead of bringing them home like he promised, but expanded the reach of American militarism to Yemen, Pakistan, and Libya. In Libya, Americans supported the gangs that wiped out an entire town of black folks and have promised to totally destroy what remains of it. America’s media reported that there were “African mercenaries”, code word for blacks.

2. BOTH the DEFICIT and more importantly the DEBT expanded exponentially from Bush’s preposterous years.

3. The Federal Reserve continues unchecked, even though Ron Paul‘s persistent demands and Americans’ growing awareness pushed through the legislation to have them tell us where they put all that secret bailout money. Free dollars “lent” out (paid back but with more loan money) to European central banks and private banks and domestic banks and corporations.

And money supply inflation continues, devaluing the dollar and robbing the poor and the “middle class” by stealth.

But he does deserve some credit, so here goes: my late-night effort to look for reasons to support President Obama.

1. President Obama has proposed a Jobs Bill that will reduce unemployment, and will not increase the deficit. Republicans have blocked it, but he has done what he can do get around the blockade.

A jobs bill that takes money from the private sector to pay for government sector jobs (which is much if not most of what that “jobs bill” does, just moves money around but with a cut for the tax collectors. He proposed it knowing it would not pass so he could get something new to blame on Republicans, because his support for TARP and for “stimulus” and for the Fed’s freely giving out dollars to friends and buddies everywhere did nothing to help the jobs scene.

His proposals also detract from job-killing over-regulation that he was going to put in place this year. But his advisers have been smart enough to tell him to postpone them till 2013 because they know that those measures will just be an extra private sector cost that could otherwise go to jobs.

Jobs can be had by pulling back his administration’s blocks on oil drilling in the continental United States. Measures that Ron Paul has suggested that the executive can do simply by writing CONSTITUTIONAL orders to bring home American troops right away instead of “someday”, would bring all that military spending to us rather than overseas, for example. And letting people use whatever they like for a medium of exchange as a transition to a more prosperous economy based on sound money.

2. He has created a Consumer Protection Agency, which you will benefit from. The Republicans have tried to gut it of all it’s authority and have refused to accept as its leader the woman who has done the most work on it, but at least it now exists.

The Consumer Protection Agency is just another agency with more regulations to come. Recent mandates on banks have already backfired, because banks find other ways to make profits as they are required to do by law as an obligation to their stockholders (remember Enron?).

That is just another example of how central planning by political powers never works, or works backwards from the intended good cause. Poor people are better served by better financial education, to help level the playing field, so they can force the bigger banks to actually compete with each other, rather than these measures that only favor the biggest banks. Because the biggest banks are the ones that have the staff to study these things.

3. He has appointed two moderates to the Supreme Court, moderates who actually have legal credentials and high scores from the bar.

“Moderates”? Kagan had no more credentials than George W’s friend he tried to foist on us and which was derisively hooted down by both halves of the ruling political duopoly cartel. What the Supreme Court needs is more judges who respect the actual Constitution as written, not the ones who might do as Obama said once they should do, “redistribute the wealth”. There is no constitutional mandate to rob Peter to pay Paul, no matter how good the cause. It backfires anyway. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss, except there are a lot fewer new bosses, as power is concentrated.

4. He has cut taxes for the middle class and for small business, and has tried valiantly to reduce the loopholes that allow the rich to take more and more from the poor. (Yes, hard-earned money from the working poor IS being re-distributed to the rich. And no corporations actually pay the tax rate that Republicans are fond of quoting.)

“Cut taxes”? I’d like to see a link on that. If you mean the payroll tax, it’s a bogus attempt to help the poor because it only accelerates the rush to the negative region for the social security and Medicare programs. Ron Paul wants to keep those benefits for the elderly who have paid into it all their lives but set the young people free to opt out. It will not be there for them anyway.

And hard-earned money is being redistributed to the rich, but the worst way it is being done is with deficit financing and “quantitative easing”, a euphemism for PRINTING MONEY. This is theft out of the pocket pure and simple. It is the “false balance” spoken of in the book of Proverbs in the Bible, referring to merchants that deceive their buyers with a false weight and measure for what they’re buying, and it’s an abomination.

People have a right to enjoy the fruits of their labor. The man whose self-immolation sparked the Arab “Spring” last year told his brother shortly before that “The poor also have a right to buy and sell”.

Corporations are not people, but people who know how to create wealth should not be robbed of it, they should be encouraged to do more of it.

My wife is from Honduras, and today in the poorest barrios you will find thousands of not just cell phones but iPhones and Android devices and the like. Things like cell phones, smart phones, the Model T, steam engine, light bulb, and the proliferation of other such conveniences and necessities were driven by entrepreneurs in the free market and the profit motive.

Meanwhile, in the Soviet Union, where no profit was allowed, even their trucks were made based on the engineering specifications stolen from the West (according to Cuban refugees here in Miami who used them in Cuba).

5. He captured Osama bin Laden

And the now retired CIA officer who headed up the search for Osama bin Laden has endorsed Ron Paul for president. As to military prowess and who do active military personnel trust most for our nation’s defense, Ron Paul receives by far the most support both in numbers of donations and in total amount from active military personnel, than ALL of the other candidates COMBINED.

6. He has made some effort to address the very real and serious environmental problems.

The most serious environmental problem today is petty bureaucracies who use discredited science as props for political micro-control over the economy, to get us used to government controls, socialistic controls “for the collective good”. Long before climategate, real bona fide genuine climatologists were already exposing the sloppy methods and demanding release of data and debunking the versions sold to us by the politically powerful.

Michael Crichton totally annihilated the idea of spending trillions on this thing, and slams the false science.

Al Gore has his own beach house, I’ve heard. He’s not scared of rising sea levels. He blows the cover off the AGW “scientists” themselves, who have admitted they cannot make precise accurate reliable long-term climate projections.

Go look for Crichton’s essays, especially the one titled “Aliens Cause Global Warming”.

And if you think there’s a disaster on the way, do what Christians have done to help those who hurt throughout the ages, and do your part, But to do takings and legal forcings to support your idea is tantamount to theft. It’s as if I were to use taxes to subsidize tobacco or oil drilling, which I also oppose just as strongly.

7. He has put a stop to the policy of allowing politicians to re-write scientific reports.

That “re-writing” and the politicization of “scientific reports” will never ever never stop until we kick government out of the business of picking and choosing which projects to subsidize. The ones that have promise get grants that fund the research, and then the researches go out and start companies with the new technologies. The CDC and NIH and FDA are among the biggest obstacles to health research today.

Science must be freed totally from government dominance.

For example, how much hot fusion research is being funded? It’s in the billions and billions in 2012 dollars.

For example, the way the science research industry has warped the field so bad is hot fusion research, which gets billions and billions. The ITER reactor is “an international boondoggle”.

The real energy revolution endorsed even by the late Arthur C. Clarke is what has promise. Scientists and environmentalists who are serious about clean energy should be supporting this promising field instead of wasting resources on demanding more government intervention into everything:

http://www.infinite-energy.com/

http://pesn.com/2011/07/03/9501862_Cheap_Cold_Fusion_to_Save_World_Billions/

http://world.std.com/~mica/cft.html

The president knows about this technology, you bet, because Clarke joined in the noise at the authorities to support it, and it is maybe a similar threat to big money interests like Tesla, the inventor of alternating-current technology and others.

If you endorse government taking care of all of our “collective” problems then you have to concede the point that “government knows best” to the biggest polluting nation of all time, the Soviet Union.

Eugene Mallove is the unsung hero. After MIT lied about the success it was having with repeats of the Fleischmann-Pons results, he quit in anger and started the “Infinite Energy Foundation” to finance research into this new technology.

8. He has instituted a more humane policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to travel to visit their parents and children.

Credit where due, I support allowing free and open trade with anyone, which is a way to spread the Gospel and the message of freedom. In the interest of truth be told, though, the US embargo should not be an impediment on Cuba’s development, because it is the ONLY nation that disallows trade and would be more poverty-stricken than it is if not for Cuban relatives subsidizing them from Miami,

9. He has removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research.

Not even George W Bush placed “restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research”, he only took federal money out of NEW embryo lines, a kind of cop-out for him, since those are the lines that they reproduce ad infinitum.

But growing pieces of babies in a lab is not only unethical to those who realize that the baby in the womb is still a baby, it is macabre.

Besides that, it has proven totally ridiculous waste of resources. While there are 72 actual present uses for ADULT stem cells helping people today, there are none for embryonic stem cells except for those that adult stem cells are already accomplishing.

That’s why PRIVATE money is already funding adult stem cell research, with spectacular results. And that’s why the “new mad scientists” were so demanding of the public treasury for this.

10.He can put a sentence together, even a compound or complex sentence, complete with subject and verb. This may not be important to you, but it is important to our standing in the larger world.

George W did not know how to say “nuclear”, but both he and Obama have continued the failed federal policies of intervention in local education. Obama reads teleprompters pretty good but of course has been caught pants-down without it, and for interviews demands a veto over interview questions before the fact. He’s been caught getting irritable if something is not by script, same as lots of them from both faces of the two-faced political cartel,.

Would anyone care to add to my list? Or challenge my list?

There’s my answer. I prefer not to use the word “challenge”, because it is not important “who” is right, what matters is “what” is right.

–trutherator

Escape from Facebook

August 4, 2011

I am GONE GONE GONE from Facebook. I hope. As much as can be to my knowledge.

Facebook is too open. Friends of friends, meaning former friends that you have considered best to sever all mutual communications with, get to hear everything you want them to hear and even more.

Worse still, Facebook’s multitude of FACELESS partners get to know about a lot of it too.

Gossip trail. Conversations are sometimes too quick.

Forget it. Email groups are better, they queue things up, grab them as you like.

One of these days soon, I’m going PGP too, as the dark clouds of the approaching worldwide political upheaals grow closer as predicted from millenia.

Click on this next link for a good rundown on why quitting Facebook is a good thing. BUT BEFORE you do, take shortcut and avoid the Facebook “help” maze and cick on the link below that one to see HOW to really and truly escape from Facebook’s greedy clutches. Dan Yoder has saved us some trouble clicking through Facebook.

http://gizmodo.com/5530178/top-ten-reasons-you-should-quit-facebook

Me, there’s another one. Zuckerman doesn’t like his data getting publicized like somebody did after his social networking web site sent out a missive encouraging all the users to share theirs.

See their slogan: Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life. Let me paraphrase that:

Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life, and connect and share all your information and theirs with any number of Facebook’s “partners” who pay for the privilege, including the former “friends’ who don’t edify your current state of being or where the connection does NOT make either of you a better human being.

Side note to everybody I was connected to on Facebook: I don’t mean you. I had already cut it off with the only stranger I was “friends” with. I don’t even know how he became a “friend”.

By the way, Linkedin, being oriented more toward professional pursuits and business, is a little less free-wheeling on letting people connect so easily, putting artificial limits on the numbers (unless you pay a little). And it’s not so easy, not the default situation, for visibility so many levels deep.

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/security/permanently-delete-your-facebook-profile-account/

Happy escaping, friends. Let me know…

Remembering Honduras’ Defense of Freedom

July 30, 2011

Whatever you say about politicians in general, Micheletti was indeed the man for the hour in Honduras and they were blessed that it was him and not some other easy traitor. Zelaya was obviously preparing a fraudulent “referendum” and there would be no fair elections. The Chavez-style leaders knew this and joined the scam, and gladly used some of the ignorant gullible –Lenin’s “useful idiots”– who thought that helping a few elites –like Zelaya and his sponsors– confiscate the material wealth of the other elites– they would get some of the bounty. Or just make it “fair”. Or something. In reality, they just go along with the droning chants.

I’ve been reading about how Chavez consolidated power in Venezuela and it reminded me of the contrast with Honduras.

Some of the leftist disinformation media tries to make the leftist street protests that supported Zelaya as if they were massive uprisings, but they were piddling few, blocking traffic, throwing rocks and burning tires and scaring the rest of the citizens.

Beware and take a lesson, Americas: a lot of the people on the streets and taking part in the violence were teachers on strike. Lobo, the current president, seems to be ceding to demands from citizens to fire any teacher who doesn’t teach, but back then they got almost no schooling.

And they blame the rich and capitalists for the kids’ ignorance? Hello?

The search engines are no good anymore. Leftist lies are positioned at the top, and if we ask Google they’ll tell you, “Our formulas and algorithms are fair. TRUST US.” We need some competition in search engines.

But here is a quick 50-second shot on youtube of the demonstration by citizens in just one city in Honduras repudiating the auto-coup master Manuel Zelaya, supporting the constitutional ouster of the renegade criminal. The so-called Resistencia, which is nothing more than a front organization for a sociaalist-imperialist takeover of the country that wants to give it up to international Chavista-Stalinist socialism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2NsZYRbFpY&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZKEzSdtk1Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZLn_LIEOS0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzmL5SisokQ&feature=related

“Fuera Mel!” “No fue golpe!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL3TqjA_LUA&NR=1

San Pedro demonstrations, huge:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp2SlWtW_Bw&feature=related

This one includes a snapshot of Patricia Rodas with an overlay of her quote that “I am not the ‘power behind the throne’!” She was the brains, Zelaya was the puppet. She was the evil intelligence and manipulator behind the power, Zelaya’s high school classmates remember him as one the slowest learners there. They remember one day when he announced in class one day that he was going to president one day, and they all got a good long hearty laugh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYyBIPthwH0&feature=related

More than 100,000 gathered in the capital to demonstrate in favor of Zelaya’s ouster and supporting the constitutional presidency of Micheletti:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rze7UpC4pwQ&feature=related

That’s at least 10% of the entire population of men plus women plus children! Meaning it could have been more than half the entire adult population!

Across the country it was the same kind of turnout. The people were furious at CNN’s blatantly biased coverage.

It is a learning experience to note that in the earliest hours following their coverage of the vote in Congress that culminated the impeachment proceedings that were already underway before Sunday June 28, 2009, CNN-Spanish changed their “coup” banner at the bottom of the screen to “forced succession of power” because of something noted in the evening by one of their news anchors. She said that CNN had received thousands of calls from Hondurans supporting the constitutional removal of Zelaya and NOT ONE IN FAVOR OF ZELAYA, and if there was anyone who supported Zelaya could they PLEASE call?

It did not take long for the disinformation agents to kick in their schtick, though, and after about a day of a slight nod to the truth, and they went back to the “coup” designation.

Meantime, Hondurans on June 30 spilled out into their central plazas to protest the disinformation against them in international media and the unfair treatment of international political organizations that were themselves upset that an upstart banana republic dared to challenge the socialist narrative.

Honduras said NO to Chavez.

They said they DON’T want to become another Cuba or Venezuela.

They said they are NOT fooled by class warfare demagoguery.

Let us hope they stay firm against the slow infiltration by ememies of freedom.

They will have their Beast of Revelation, their one-world coming dictatorship, but there will be some nations that will refuse to bow.

Obama’s Tough Luck – Barrons.com

February 25, 2011

Tough luck?

Obama’s Tough Luck – Barrons.com:
http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424052970203296004575352982133405348.html

Yes sir, Obama bragged about Solyndra as a showcase for “stimulating” the economy through “green” jobs, with the loan guarantee for more than half a billion dollars, $535 million, for a plant that would create 3,000 construction jobs and 1,000 plant workers making photovoltaic solar panels . That was 2009.

But then the day after the shellacking rebuke from the American people at the Obama-Reid-Pelosi triumvirate and runaway regime, while the world’s attention was elsewhere, Solyndra announced it was NOT going to build the Obama showcase plant and what’s more, they were closing down another plant and lay off 175 workers.

Well, now, looky here, follow the money.

The majority owner of Solyndra is George Kaiser, an Oklahoma billionaire, and a “bundler” of campaign funds for the 2008 Obama-Biden presidential campaign.

And some people really believe the indignation of the faux indignant mouthings of liberal and socialist politicians against big corporations.

Like Bush, like Obama. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…

Clean Energy

February 16, 2011

Nanny state rulers Big Brother Government accusation:

You act as if finding alternatives to fossil fuels is a bad thing ’cause it will gut the oil industry?!?

Speak for yourself and your own support for crony capitalism and the oil industry, and their paid political operatives in government who make you think energy-NEGATIVE things like ethanol are good.

It’s the kind of fraud they push. Oil companies LOVE ethanol in your gas tank because it takes MORE energy to produce it than what you get from it!

Besides..

Don’t you listen?? Can you read?? I have posted links to the most promising clean energy alternative in the world, with IMMENSE clean-energy possibilities with NO carbon footprint, and crony government is ignoring it in cahoots with crony capitalism!! AND the so-called “environmentalists” of academia of even MIT that pushed to stop free energy alternatives like Fleiscmann and Pons’ findings, repeated in labs around the world now.

Who is ignoring what!?!

Pay attention. I have always told anybody who listens that harvesting ocean currents, for example, is simple enough and plenty available. But they “study” the thing to death. When I was in the Dominican Republic one little engineer set up a demonstration on the beach in which he showed how the ocean had plenty of available power.

On scene there was the president of the LIBERAL party then in power, Jose Pena Gomez, who said he would take this idea to his LIBERAL friends in the U.S. Congress! The U.S.! They could have cut their oil imports in half! And nobody ever heard about it again!

“Obama: will not refight battle over healthcare law”?

January 31, 2011

That’s the title of the article at this link:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/28/us-usa-healthcare-idUSTRE70H83H20110128

Sure he doesn’t want to “refight” it, he’s already got it.

Here is the guy that won awards and accolades from leftist shills for being the most leftist Senator in history for his voting record, to the left of the proudly declared socialist Bernie Sanders:

“Health reform is part of deficit reform,” Obama told a meeting of Families USA, a group that advocated for healthcare reform. “We know that health care costs, including programs like Medicare and Medicaid, are the biggest contributors to our long-term deficit. Nobody disputes this. And this law will slow these costs.”

So how is he going to reign in costs and increase coverage at the same time? The only way to do that when the whole thing takes effect-10 years later- is to deny, deny, deny coverage when people need it the most. The same non-medical gatekeepers of Hillary’s womb-to-tomb deal that got shot down before, who get rewards for keeping those costs down.

It’s not a laughing matter:

And he laughed at some of the most vitriolic attacks on the law.

“You may have heard once or twice that this is a job-crushing, granny-threatening, budget-busting monstrosity.

That’s about how it’s been portrayed by opponents,” he said. “And that just doesn’t match up to the reality. I mean this thing has been in place now for 10 months, all right?”

He can deny the truth all he wants, but we can all see the naked truth and we are crying, “The king has no clothes!”

Some people think their government can solve all ills, keep everybody fed, provide all the health care anybody would ever need, and anything else somebody can say is a “right”.

Now had “end crime” to that list to see how ridiculous it is.

The realities of the first month of this year of our Lord 2011 have put the lie to that myth. California, probably Massachussets, was saved from bankruptcy by bailouts of banks, companies, foreign treasuries, and the buddy system scum at the “top”, which are backed by Big Government Political Parties’ promises to rob us for it if need be.

–trutherator


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 185 other followers