Archive for February, 2012

Reason Magazine: Libertarians against murder unless you call the baby-person something else

February 29, 2012

Wow. No problem for a libertarian tyrant. Just redefine the fetus, the low-IQ adolescent, the emotionally unstable, just say they’re not persons.

Virginia GOP Pulls a Pelosi – Reason Magazine:

Mr. Hinkle should ask himself where they got the idea that a “fetus” should be treated as if it were a thief stealing something from the mother.

The libertarian idea of freedom should not be subjugated to such linguistic chicanery. Here is where one can trap themselves if they do not fully respect the idea of life itself as the first thing to protect before you can respect any freedoms that depend on that.

Supporters of the personhood bill insist a mother has a moral duty to provide for her fetus before it is born. Obamacare insists everyone else has a moral duty to provide for it afterward. Liberals who lament that social conservatives are imposing their values on others by force should ask themselves where conservatives ever got that idea in the first place.


Demagogues, and how the Fed and the income tax rob from the poor and middle class

February 27, 2012

High tax rates in the upper income brackets allow politicians to win votes with class-warfare rhetoric, painting their opponents as defenders of the rich. Meanwhile, the same politicians can win donations from the rich by creating tax loopholes that can keep the rich from actually paying those higher tax rates — or perhaps any taxes at all.”

This is why fiat currency is the road to ruin. Even when the Fed does what their publicly stated purpose is to stabilize the dollar and maintain full employment, but they have a whole list now of other functions. Like being clearinghouse for inter-bank loans and balance reconciliation, and other things.

Here’s the difference between fiat and independent currency. If the politicians had to deal with real genuine money, with independent value, they couldn’t get enough to do what they want to do, it would be a lot harder to do it. So it’s easier to “borrow” it from the Fed, which is glad to create an accounting entry in the Treasury for, say a trillion dollars, add the trillion dollars to its “receivables” and start the interest clock, and voila the taxpayer has been had.

Not only is he on hock for future income to repay it (or his children) but assuming the cycle just continues and rolls over into another loan, it’s still more money circulating.

Meantime they had to couple that with the income tax. That way the same politicians can pretend they’re robbing the rich when in fact they’re robbing the poor and middle class. They can also pretend they’re helping the poor with that deficit money (never money they’re putting money in one pocket and taking the value right out of the other one by just “printing” money), while in fact the poor are paying taxes at gas pumps, in their rent, and in the INCOME THEY DO NOT MAKE because the income tax is swallowing up the extra dough in the money supply and circulating it in federal budgets.

And then the tighter regulations on banks to act rationally is acting to shrink up the M3 money supply.

The Fed hasn’t published M3 figures for years, saying it’s too “complicated”, but more likely they know the sheer size would scare Americans into giving the most massive political beating to their politicians in history.

It’s too complicated to calculate the money supply but Washington claims they can manage the economy??

David Pietruza talks about Calvin Coolidge

February 27, 2012

[Silent Cal’s Almanack] – C-SPAN Video Library:

Coolidge was an interesting character, as presented by this author. I had to watch this whole thing about him when it came on CSPAN.

About halfway in he reads a list of quotes from Coolidge. He could have been talking to Americans of 2012.

An interesting listen.

Wars and “humanitarian” aid

February 26, 2012

The treaty signed to end World War One forced Germany into a box that forced it into debasing its own currency and political turmoil, by requiring astronomical reparations, but denominated in German marks.

The United States forced Japan into war by blockading oil to Japan on the pretext of humanitarian concerns over China. Note the “humanitarian” pretext was still the cover story for bombing the hell out of Libya, targeting the leader of the nation (I had thought Frank Church had succeeded in making that illegal) and setting up the monsters that massacred the black-skinned population in Libya.

Sanctions were also imposed after World War II, embargos against any arms shipments to the Kuomintang (Nationalists) in China, and the refusal of any aid including loans, under the pretext of the “civil war” against the Maoist insurgency. Of course arms were pouring in like great rivers on dry land to arm Mao’s Red Army, and finally the mainland was handed over like a gift to the Communists.

Now, the same people that did not care and to this day whisper NOT ONE WORD about the genocide and religious mass murders of black-skinned Christians in Southern Sudan, and their literal enslavement of many more, NOW they hypocritically posture like Pharisees over the Syrian government’s actions. The picture is as confused as it was coming out of Libya during the NATO-supported war by al Qaeda‘s against Gaddafi, but now they can hardly cover up the fact the “opposition” itself is very well-armed, enough to hold off the entire Syrian Army‘s assault on Homs.

The day when they beat their swords into plowshares will not come soon enough.

And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. -Isaiah 2:4

Andrew Jackson’s Central Bank Veto Message-Good for 2012

February 25, 2012

This is a message that applies today in detail to the Federal Reserve Bank:

It’s the message Andrew Jackson gave when he vetoed the Central Bank legislation that came to him from Congress, and God bless him. This message belongs not to the South but to all of us, around the world included:

The present corporate body, denominated the president, directors, and company of the Bank of the United States, will have existed at the time this act is intended to take effect twenty years. It enjoys an exclusive privilege of banking under the authority of the General Government, a monopoly of its favor and support, and, as a necessary consequence, almost a monopoly of the foreign and domestic exchange. The powers, privileges, and favors bestowed upon it in the original charter, by increasing the value of the stock far above its par value, operated as a gratuity of many millions to the stockholders….

The act before me proposes another gratuity to the holders of the same stock, and in many cases to the same men, of at least seven millions more….It is not our own citizens only who are to receive the bounty of our Government. More than eight millions of the stock of this bank are held by foreigners. By this act the American Republic proposes virtually to make them a present of some millions of dollars.

Every monopoly and all exclusive privileges are granted at the expense of the public, which ought to receive a fair equivalent. The many millions which this act proposes to bestow on the stockholders of the existing bank must come directly or indirectly out of the earnings of the American people….

It appears that more than a fourth part of the stock is held by foreigners and the residue is held by a few hundred of our own citizens, chiefly of the richest class.

Is there no danger to our liberty and independence in a bank that in its nature has so little to bind it to our country? The president of the bank has told us that most of the State banks exist by its forbearance. Should its influence become concentered, as it may under the operation of such an act as this, in the hands of a self-elected directory whose interests are identified with those of the foreign stockholders, will there not be cause to tremble for the purity of our elections in peace and for the independence of our country in war? Their power would be great whenever they might choose to exert it; but if this monopoly were regularly renewed every fifteen or twenty years on terms proposed by themselves, they might seldom in peace put forth their strength to influence elections or control the affairs of the nation. But if any private citizen or public functionary should interpose to curtail its powers or prevent a renewal of its privileges, it can not be doubted that he would be made to feel its influence.

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society the farmers, mechanics, and laborers who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their Government. There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing. In the act before me there seems to be a wide and unnecessary departure from these just principles.

Nor is our Government to be maintained or our Union preserved by invasions of the rights and powers of the several States. In thus attempting to make our General Government strong we make it weak. Its true strength consists in leaving individuals and States as much as possible to themselves in making itself felt, not in its power, but in its beneficence; not in its control, but in its protection; not in binding the States more closely to the center, but leaving each to move unobstructed in its proper orbit.

Experience should teach us wisdom. Most of the difficulties our Government now encounters and most of the dangers which impend over our Union have sprung from an abandonment of the legitimate objects of Government by our national legislation, and the adoption of such principles as are embodied in this act. Many of our rich men have not been content with equal protection and equal benefits, but have besought us to make them richer by act of Congress. By attempting to gratify their desires we have in the results of our legislation arrayed section against section, interest against interest, and man against man, in a fearful commotion which threatens to shake the foundations of our Union. It is time to pause in our career to review our principles, and if possible revive that devoted patriotism and spirit of compromise which distinguished the sages of the Revolution and the fathers of our Union. If we can not at once, in justice to interests vested under improvident legislation, make our Government what it ought to be, we can at least take a stand against all new grants of monopolies and exclusive privileges, against any prostitution of our Government to the advancement of the few at the expense of the many, and in favor of compromise and gradual reform in our code of laws and system of political economy….

A 9/11 Hijacker and Subliminal Advertising

February 25, 2012

9/11 Hijacker Mohamed Atta‘s face in an ad on a picture of a driver’s license??

I think there are two possibilities for this Atta guy appearing in an ad.

The first one is the strongest possibility. It’s not so subliminal, but a great number of people even though somewhere in the periphery of the conscious mind would sense something vaguely familiar about it, would not even double-take on it. His face has been seen enough to make an impression of some kind but not so much to be as to be so recognizable that some of the impact is lost.

But it is still a psychological device to make the ad stick into the neurons.

Don’t let Benneton fool you either with this fraud of avant-garde social messages. They have no conscience. Once picking up my kids after school, a middle school mind you, fifth graders to ninth graders, right in front of that school was a full-size bulletin board, showing a big car engulfed en flames, like inside a big bonfire, and the simple words Benneton across and above the conflagration.

It’s to poke at your eyes, your mind.

The book “Subliminal Seduction” talks about it and they reproduce a lot of ads in the book, but they highlight the parts you wouldn’t notice in some of them.

Some of us are old enough to remember the Camel cigarette ads from the 1950s and 1960s. Just a simple picture of a lit Camel cigarette in an ashtray, smoke making curves upward into the air, and right next to the ashtray is a saucer. In the saucer is a pickle, and on the saucer is a cup of ice cream.

Back then the common way to describe the sometimes odd cravings of women who were pregnant was “pickles and ice cream”.

“180” – An award-winning documentary!

February 24, 2012

This short movie (30 minutes) will blow your mind. The first few seconds start with a big bang. Big. There are a bunch of college kids who did not know who Adolf Hitler was.

Watch this movie, it’s worth it.

___ And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

P.S. For those Jews who claim to be so indignant about comparisons between the German holocaust and the American holocaust there are a couple of things to remember:

#1. The Jews do not own the Holocaust. Much less, a small powerful handful that claims to speak for the rest of them. On the one hand, the producer of this video himself is of Jewish background, so was the founder of one of the most effective Christian missionary movements of all time.

#2. The outrage is saying a person is not a human being like Hitler did to not only the Jews, please, but abortion was legal in the lead-up to the Nazi takeover, and he also slaughtered as many non-Jews as he did Jews, according to all the estimates I’ve heard all my life of 6 million Jews and 6 million non-Jews. Gypsies, handicapped, dark-skinned people, and yes, Hitler was eliminating Christians too, tens of thousands of them, at least.

#3. There is an undercurrent of ingratitude in some quarters, too, with respect to Christianity. The most Protestant-influenced nation in recent centuries  is the United States, and as Dennis Prager, well-known Jewish writer and speaker and talk show host points out, there has never been any such pogroms as there were in some episodes of European history.

And tens of millions of Christian soldiers from the United States and England and France and the Resistance and inside Germany itself gave their lives fighting the Nazis and to end the Holocaust.

Let us (and them) never forget that either, okay?

You want clean energy? Enivro-money is ignoring the best clean energy tech

February 24, 2012

There is an energy technology with wildly astronomical potential for perfectly clean energy that costs almost nothing at all per unit compared to the tricky political control schemes cooked up by the control freaks that use the environment farce like a club:

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This MIT faculty professor quit MIT in disgust to found the Infinite Energy Foundation to explore the possibilities for this new kind of technology, Dr. Eugene F. Mallove, brutally murdered on May 14, 2004:

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Stossel tried to open a lemonade stand – in New York

February 24, 2012

You won’t believe what it took him. Just for a lemonade stand!

I think it takes 17 permits to open a restaurant in New York. It took one small business-woman a full two years to open a small ice cream shop in San Francisco, in a storefront that had been idle for something like five years!

In Midway, Ga., a 14-year-old girl and her 10-year-old sister sold lemonade from their front yard. Two police officers bought some. But the next day, different officers ordered them to close their stand.

Their father went to city hall to try to find out why. The clerk laughed and said she didn’t know. Eventually, Police Chief Kelly Morningstar explained, “We were not aware of how the lemonade was made, who made the lemonade and of what the lemonade was made with.”

Give me a break. If she doesn’t know, so what? But kids trying their first experiment with entrepreneurship are being shut down all over America. Officials in Hazelwood, Ill., ordered little girls to stop selling Girl Scout cookies.

These people will get caught eventually in their own snares, because the house of freedom they are pulling down will come crashing down on top of them with it, just like Stalin’s fellow Party bosses in Russia who fell to their master’s own firing squads to be replaced with people who couldn’t compete with him.

But there is always a remnant of people who think freely. Many Americans are waking up to the message of freedom, of loving thy neighbor as thyself, which is what freedom from top-down control is…

I told you the contraception thing was a smoke cover (it’s still a crime against free exercise of religion)

February 24, 2012

Has America’s top leftist been neutered?

Americans are enraged against the assault against them by Big Government. This is a fascism/socialism hybrid in the embryonic forming stage.

The Media Matters-funded Herndon Alliance recently recommended that Obama make contraception an election issue after conducting polling with a George Soros-funded progressive group.

After the Daily Caller revealed Media Matters took money to attack religious broadcasters, Frank Wright , the president of the National Religious Broadcasters, said the progressive media attack group may be damaged beyond repair.

Writing at the American Spectator, Lord compared Watergate to the Media Matters controversy in specific ways: