Archive for February, 2014

Meet the 1%: Revealed: Members of Kappa Beta Phi

February 21, 2014

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/02/revealed-members-of-kappa-beta-phi.html

Somebody got it on video in Venezuela.

Just like in the massive Miraflores march in 2002 against Hugo Chavez. his apparently designated successor Maduro has sent police and paramilitary agents to shoot in cold blood against protestors:
http://noticias.univision.com/video/391826/2014-02-20/videos/venezuela-no-durmio-anoche-entre
(It’s narrated in Spanish but you can see that the police are shooting and chasing the demonstrators.
..In the above-linked video, you hear one woman yelling to shut the door and crying her heart out.

In this one, you can see them shoot one demonstrator in the back as he runs away. The reports say tanks and armored cars are in the street, rumbling toward the protestors.
http://noticias.univision.com/video/391922/2014-02-20/videos/video-disparo-ciudadano-venezuela
..You can hear one of the guys recording the video say, “They killed him?” after one loud gunshot, then another replies: “Yes, they killed him”.

Maduro has put in prison the most visible opposition leader and blamed him and the opposition for the violence. And of course, there is always the easy target, the CIA.

It’s like I told people when Honduras stopped dictator Zelaya’s auto-coup in 2009. Why would the CIA waste money on something that not even a flood of Venezuela’s petro-dollars was able to stop? The Honduran lempira rose a full TEN PERCENT against the dollar because the price kept going up for tire-burners. People were not in the streets to protest, it was free food and money!

Chavez tried to turn Honduras into another of his left-fascist imperial conquests by stealth. Maybe not so stealthy. Honduras said, Hell no!

Maduro might manage to keep hold on power by brute force. Apparently Chavez got the Armed Forces of that country under his thumb. In my opinion, he himself arranged the coup against himself in 2002 after he had armed agents fire cold-blooded into the one million peaceful protestors near the Presidential Palace.

That coup apparently brought out who in the military might be sympathetic to a push back against his dictatorship, and early on in his rule. In Honduras, the military didn’t have to do anything because the entire civilian society was united against him, with the sole exception of the teachers’ union. Not that the dictator Zelaya had treated them any better than anybody else did. But even then, a lot of teachers dissed the strikes and wanted to teach, others were intimidated.

Obama Turnout Machine Crashes in San Diego — Loses Mayor’s Race by Nine Po ints | National Review Online

February 16, 2014

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/370910/obama-turnout-machine-crashes-san-diego-loses-mayors-race-nine-points-john-fund

Man dies after firefighters won’t cross street to help, daughter says – CNN.com

February 16, 2014

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/30/us/firefighters-dying-man/?iref=obnetwork

Does a municipal fire department have competition? Should it?

Wendy at Daily Bell and Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand

February 16, 2014

Beware of the apparently well-paid army of “consensus engineer” operatives who have been assigned to engineer collective thinking. Walter Block defends the idea of “groupthink” as general concept as in describing a group of people that agree with each other. But in practice, the darker spirits try to get people used to thinking as they’re told while thinking they’re either thinking for themselves or just restating the obvious.

There’s a LinkedIn group that pushes for people to discuss what things are good for the “collective”. Pwah. Not even God pushes this, per se. Jesus’ parables like the Good Samaritan and the “rules” for treating your neighbor right, were about individual acts.

Jesus recognized the self-interest nature as something that made government inherently a thieving institution. In Matthew 17 he pointed out that the “kings of the earth” did not impose the tax burden on their own children, and so “the children [are] free”. That passage gets a lot less attention than the “render unto Caesar” passage. That “render” reply to the enemy Pharisees was to (a) expose them for their own scofflaw ways, and (b) remind all that Caesar is NOT above God!

Oh, and by the way, that “render” thing? That’s *radically* different than us Christians have been told by preachers, well-meaning as they were/are, and sincere. If it’s yours, then what right does a conquering imperialist Caesar have to take it? The answer should be obvious.

Clarence Thomas Is Also Race Conscious – Hit & Run : Reason.com

February 15, 2014

http://reason.com/blog/2014/02/12/clarence-thomas-is-extremely-race-consci

Take a look at Thomas’ speeches and writings, and you’ll find them steeped in African American history and tradition. His statement about “northern liberal elites,” for instance, echoes Malcom X’s famous observation in his Autobiography that unlike the “honest” Southern white, who “bares his teeth to the black man,” the “Northern white man, he grins with his teeth, and his mouth has always been full of tricks and lies.” As Thomas told Reason back in 1987, “I’ve been very partial to Malcolm X, particularly his self-help teachings. I have virtually all of the recorded speeches of Malcolm X.”

TALLAHASSEE: House Speaker Will Weatherford: expand school vouchers – Breaking News – MiamiHerald.com

February 15, 2014

http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/14/3936403/house-speaker-will-weatherford.html

Much better than vouchers are tax credits for anybody who puts their kid into a private school. That is one stupendous incentive to work like crazy to make sure you’re kid isn’t turned into just another illiterate zombi like the other kids in inner city schools, where administrators blame poverty, parents and not enough money (is it ever “enough”?) for the failures that the entire government-indoctrination complex has caused.

The union reacts predictably to vouchers. The Florida state Constitution includes a requirement to fund public schools. They have been funded for as long as anybody alive remembers, and no union boss can deny it, even though he tries to do a semantical shuffle to imply it.

But there is also no requirement that a parent has to send his child to a public school. If it were, most of the school administrators would be in violation, since they send their own children to private schools.

Those who make the law and those who administer the law can be counted on to exempt themselves from the law they subject the less powerful to, just like Jesus Christ said in Matthew 17 about who sets the taxes and who collects them.

Best thing of all is for government to get out of schooling altogether. You might be surprised at the things victims of educational fraud can do when they are free, even when they don’t like that freedom and prefer to be told what to do.

▶ The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: Practical Advice to Keep Your Brain Sharp – YouTube

February 6, 2014

Palin and McCain

February 2, 2014

McCain and staff set up Palin to pretend he wanted to win, and for the Government-Media complex a personified target to slam the “right” and to slam the “religious”. Some of them echo a certain tyrant’s tirades against a certain religious group as dangerous and responsible for all the nations woes. Discerning the signs in the sky (Think it’ll rain today?) but not the signs of the times.

The nomination was a gift for cronyism, but was never meant to win, so the statist cronies felt “safe” in putting her name up so the “right-wing” could take the blame for McCain’s miserable failure at winning the election but success at taking the fall as obviously intended.

And so they got Bush’s wars expanded with Obama, kept Guantanamo going, expanded his claim of power to kill whomever he deems “enemy of the state”, expanded their unconstitutional police state “total information awareness” programs and kill lists, added supporters of anti-war peacenik Ron Paul to the enemies list, brought declared Marxists and Mao sycophants into the cabinet alongside Wall Street bankers, and generally continued their program of centralized power in the imperial capital.

Liberty is getting traction with the youth. They are not fooled anymore by the two-party choices, who say one thing and do another. Ron Paul showed what a real peace movement looks like, and what an honest advocate for liberty would do, and what an honest Congressmen (No Sale for Lobbyists) looks like..

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Freedom Bomb!

February 2, 2014

http://www.chooseliberty.org/freedombomb.aspx?pid=warr1

Left-fascists riot in Honduras Congress, democracy, and individual freedom

February 1, 2014

Herein read my reaction to comments in La Gringa’s “blogicito”, found at the following link:

http://tinyurl.com/m7wyh7m

This episode of changing rules in Honduras just shows the general peril of ANY government. Democracy is NOT any “better” than any other form of government. Power corrupts. Taxation is extortion by definition, no matter how many of the majority vote for it. Follow the law or go to jail. By the way, though, I read various articles on the proceedings, and they are not the end of the democracy as depicted, so much as a lot of noise and riot by a party founded by people who in power did much worse, of course.

The United States’ long history is the best attempt maybe along those lines, and look where it is now. The “strong media” of the 19th century is now a sycophantic mouthpiece for more control over every piece of your life by government. The best example of this is their treatment of the champion of individual freedom in the United States in his presidential campaign, Ron Paul.

But college kids loved him. He was different, and showed character by shutting down lobbyists, like Larry Abrammoff said in a Q&A on CSpan once, he was one that you could not get anything from him with offers of money. Otherwise, he said they’re more or less all for sale.

Centralization of power in the United States began with the Constitution, had a false start with Alexander Hamilton’s central bank baby, which Andrew Jackson killed off, got a second wind with Abraham Lincoln, and then accelerated after the Federal Reserve Bank was created and populated with the bankers they were supposedly going to regulate for the people’s interest, and it was created after a campaign that pretended it was to stop their abuses. The Income Tax was another abuse enacted the same year. It’s an abuse because I don’t have the right to tell you how much you get to keep of the fruits of your labor and how much you have to pay me for “protection”. Even if you vote for me. Theft is theft. Or call it extortion if you must, because it depends also on how “stable” such thieves are in office.

At least by a vote they have to got through pretense.

Allende was voted a plurality in Chile, and when he began ruling as an economic and political tyrant, the Congress had no constitutional remedy, so they passed a resolution DEMANDING that the military stop him. Allende did not yield to diplomatic pressure, either, and a lot of that saw the (again) sycophantic controlled “strong” media cheering Allende for cutting down Anaconda copper.

The media (outside Honduras) did not report the abused Allende perpetrated any more than they did Zelaya’s. But in 2009 we already had the Internet. So the only mainstream reporting during both abusive regimes was condemnatory of the moves against leftist-fascism.

Think not; more centralized control is their game plan. At least that’s what they do. Some as zombies, true, but nonetheless.

That’s why hope for Honduras, in my opinion, has two grounds for optimism.

ONE, the fact that one of the poorest country in Latin America, and that was already saturated by violent gangs and the same demagaguery as Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, and even Argentina and Brazil, nonetheless pushed back against the tyranny.

TWO, they worked quickly to find a way to bring Honduras out of the vicious poverty swamp. They scoured the world and brought people from Chile to share how they became the first Latin American developed country. They investigated the examples of South Korea (contrast with North Korea) and Hong Kong and China’s special economic zones (that copy the HK model), Singapore, that became prosperous while their neighbors sank in the mire.

The politics is noisy in Honduras right now, and the dirty laundry is now public, but it was always thus. It’s just that after 2009, they have to stay clean, at least until the sons of the Chavez-Zelaya-Castro marriage grab a majority or plurality.

It was always much WORSE in fact. I have certain knowledge that many of the Congress years past were into the kinds of business that would make Al Capone blush. And that includes some of those now demanding “democracy” from the controlling coalition.

Fighting over the spoils of conquest is what this is, and people must push back against any government having any power at all to loot anybody.

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the  blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised…

Matthew 17:24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?

25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?

26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.

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