Archive for October, 2015

“The Daily Beast” and Spin, Baby, Spin

October 28, 2015

I’m going to stop sharing the link to the stories that spin things in a deceitful manner, whether it’s intentional or not, malicious or not, and whether or not the writer thereof is one of the thought spin master manipulators, or a thought control victim. This is because I just realized that it theoretically bumps up their position in Google searches. It is also because the more egregious spinmeisters quickly change things when they are caught in a lie.

i will continue to link to those places that are friendly to the truth, or at least intellectually honest in their errors, in my (sometimes fallible) opinion.

The Daily Beast claims to have caught Ben Carson changing his story about the anger and knife incident. When they can’t argue the merits of the positions, they take the lazy road of parsing the semantics.

The Daily Beast said in one version, the friend ran away, scared off by the angry Carson knife. In another, Carson ran away, realizing how close he had come to destroying his future, and even worse, killing his friend.

I read the story in the book, Gifted Hands.

Maybe they’re intellectually shortchanged. Or maybe they suffer from an emotional block that prevents thinking out things. Or maybe they’re morally challenged and just using the job to spin it.

Maybe both of those boys ran off. Ever think of that, brainiacs?

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What is poverty?

October 18, 2015

That’s a definition issue. “Poverty” is a relative term. But what entity relative to what entity, and how can one measure it?

Each one of us is a unique individual, even twins have differences. Therefore all persons are NOT equal, they have differing abilities. Again therefore, you will ALWAYS have differences in the measure of MATERIAL productivity and differences in production volumes of anything. So the only way you can eliminate “poverty” is to divide all material goods equally among all persons.

That’s not only absurdly impractical, it is also immoral. It is THEFT. Like the Son of God said, Jesus Christ, “The poor ye will always have with you”. He gave to them, he healed them, he had compassion on them, he fed them, but he was not going to LIE, LIE, LIE like demagogues and socialists do and say that mankind can somehow eliminate “inequality”.

My riches are spiritual. Each person has his own values, not yours and not mine. Using the dollar or any such fiat currency is almost useless in the real world as a true objective measure, because such measures depend on the decrees of certain powerful “financial interests”. They are like the ones Jesus Christ drove out of the temple at the painful end of a powerful lash, while he threw down their tables and merchandise.

However, there are certain objective values that are the same for everyone, and they are spiritual. Jesus Christ beckons us all to life, liberty,truth, and love, and saves us from death, hell. and deceit.

Live on 500/mo, mountain retreats, agenda 21

October 10, 2015

Live on 500 / month (in the U.S.)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/10/bill-bonner/could-you-live-on-500-a-month/

 

some troubles with remote retreats

http://thesurvivalmom.com/rural-survival-retreats-not-safe-refuge/

problems with Agenda 21

http://americanpolicy.org/agenda21/

Ben Carson, Gun Control and the Holocaust

October 10, 2015

The CNN interviewer asked Ben Carson about gun control:

“But just to clarify, if there had been no gun control laws in Europe at that time, would 6 million Jews have been slaughtered?”

Liberty Upward mentions his book: “In Carson’s new book “A Perfect Union,” Carson writes that “through a combination of removing guns and disseminating propaganda, the Nazis were able to carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance.” (From Liberty Upward )

What a gotcha question, so they could set him up for Holocaust industry for potshots.

Did Carson remember to mention the Warsaw uprising? That’s where the Jews in that ghetto held off the Nazis for days in a full-scale battle?

He could have mentioned that the first gun control proposal in the U.S. Congress after WW2 was modeled almost word for word on the Nazi gun control laws.

 

What a gotcha question, so they could set him up for Holocaust industry for potshots.

Did Carson remember to mention the Warsaw uprising? That’s where the Jews in that ghetto held off the Nazis for days in a full-scale battle?

He could have mentioned that the first gun control proposal in the U.S. Congress after WW2 was modeled almost word for word on the Nazi gun control laws.

Jesus had his disciples carry weapons for self-defense in the Garden of Gethsemane where he knew he would be betrayed.

In another lesson for Christians, though, he was not a warmonger. He had already refused his attempted coronation after the miracle of the loaves and fishes, when he also told us why some people vote for their favorite candidate: not because you saw a miracle, he told them, but “because your bellies were full.” He had also declared that the greatest in God’s kingdom (already “within you”) would be the least among us and a servant to the rest, in a role reversal.

 

 

Yanni Rosenthal arrested for money laundering; (Was he Zelaya’s smuggler in 2009?)

October 9, 2015

Yanni Rosenthal has been arrested in Las Vegas for money laundering. I wrote about this guy back in 2009, when he was not the center of attention, except for those of us who followed very closely the events that followed (and preceded) the COURT-ordered arrest of Manuel Zelaya. That order, by the way, was decided by the court and the request came from the “fiscal general” of his own government. That’s the equivalent of the Attorney General in the U.S.

https://trutherator.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/rosenthal-zelayas-man-in-honduras/

Most of my readers probably don’t follow news from Latin America very much. In fact, the national controlled media are reporting much less international news than they did in times past. And what they do report goes through some steroid-enhanced filtering — in essence, censoring, because it is quasi-voluntary statism. Remember the obvious implicit threats that were thrown like darts at the Orlando television station where the Biden was subjected to the humiliation of trying to wiggle through the question asking how Obama wanting to “spreading the wealth around” is not a Marxist vision?

Well, that was domestic but there are also some truths that are inconvenient for statist authoritarians that want to tell us what to think, what to buy, where to buy, and what they will allow us to keep after they confiscate our wherewithal. One truth is Chile’s advance into developed-nation status as a prosperous nation after they threw Allende’s Marxism into the deep blue sea and gave a warm embrace to the freedom for poor and rich alike to do business as they saw fit. The free market made way for each citizen to do business as he wished with whomever wanted to do business with him, for mutual benefit.

Well, Chile isn’t 100% free, but certainly all of us should realize that free markets were the one factor that gets the credit.

Yes, the information czars don’t talk much about that.

They sure did in 2009 when they condemned Honduras for defending its freedom and its constitution against Chavez-Soros sock puppet Manuel Zelaya.

That year, after a very clownish showcase “attempt” to enter Honduras from Nicaragua and getting stopped, Zelaya was successfully smuggled into the country and into the Brazilian Embassy.

The word was among people that it was Rosenthal who smuggled Zelaya back into the country.

It sort of backfired, because Brazil made clear that Zelaya had to leave the embassy immediately upon the inauguration of the next president. Lobo made a show of escorting him to the airport in fact. That was part of the agreement negotiated in Costa Rica, under international pressure.

During Zelaya’s apparently unwelcome presence in Brazil’s embassy, there were visits by a few members of the Congress of Brazil. Due to the politically compliant international media spin, they were astonished at the way Brazilian expats were adamant and enthusiastic in their support for the arrest of Zelaya.

Anyway, I don’t know what happened with the arrest by American authorities of Rosenthal. It is well known in Honduras that Zelaya did business with drug traffickers.

In any case, everything is recorded in the heavenlies. What a man sews he shall also reap. This is a Biblical law and just as sure as gravity.

Coup at the Vatican?

October 9, 2015

Word is the system they have set up for exchanging payments among banks had cut off the Vatican a few weeks before Pope Benedict announced his resignation.Visitors to the various museums inside the Vatican could not make payments with their credit cards, they had to pay with cash. A major hit on their daily receipts no doubt.

About two hours or so after he announced his retirement, transactions were restored.

A really, really, brief history of secession

October 9, 2015

The purpose of the War between the States was to kill the idea of secession. Slavery was secondary. Lincoln once supported an amendment to enshrine slavery if it would “save the Union”. It was not the war to free the slaves but to enslave the free.

Lincoln ordered at least one escaped slave returned to his master in UNION state Missouri. The Emancipation Proclamation ONLY applied to the SOUTHERN states, NOT MISSOURI or Maryland, Delaware or Kentucky. To this day Mississippi folks consider Kentucky as “North”.

The thirteen colonies of the Continental Congress committed the sin of secession from England,

England committed the sin of seceding from Rome.

Kosovo committed the sin of seceding from Serbia, supported by Clinton’s bombs.

Southern Sudan committed the sin of secession from Sudan.

A dozen members of the USSR seceded from the USSR.

Ukraine seceded from USSR and Crimea seceded from Ukraine.

Pakistan and India seceded from each other.

Israel seceded from the British Palestinian Mandate, and the Palestinians seceded from Israel.

Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica seceded from Spain, led by Francisco Morazan. Indian Chief Lempira is a national anti-imperialist hero in Honduras.

Haiti seceded from France, then invaded the rest of Hispaniola, then the Dominican Republic seceded from Haiti.

Bernardo O’Higgins liberated (won secession for) Chile from Spain.

Angola seceded from Portugal.

Zimbabwe seceded from the British Empire. (Maybe because they’re racist? Some dead white folks probably think so now)

Botswana seceded from South Africa. (Because Botswana must belong to racist white slave-owners maybe, following the logic of radical anti-secessionists in the U.S.)

Curacao seceded from Netherlands.

Surinam seceded from Netherlands.

The Lutherans seceded from Rome.

The Salvation Army seceded from the Methodists.

The Pilgrims seceded from Europe.

Texas seceded from Mexico.

All of Europe seceded from the Roman Empire.

St. Louis seceded from St. Louis County.

Hialeah, in Florida, wants to secede from Miami-Dade County.

The totality of the former Soviet Socialist Republics of the USSR seceded from the Soviet Union, then they seceded (mostly) from socialist dictatorship.

Cuba and the Philippines seceded from Spain. In fact, almost the entire continent of Latin America seceded from the Spanish Empire.

Panama seceded from Columbia.

Taiwan seceded from Communist China.

Most of us would be happy if California seceded from the USA. And took Hollywood with them.