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Archive for February, 2016
Sweden’s welfare state is moving health care back to the private sector:
The Blaze hit piece against the majority of the Republican grassroots electorate, tea party activists, and rednecks:
The Blaze is Glenn Beck’s narcissistic sandbox exercise. They guy was a bit of a novelty at first, but then rocketed to the depths quick, starting before even his exit from Fox. All his talk is about Look at Me. The Blaze is his wet match. Beck is shouting his love for the Republican do-nothings* with this visceral hatred for the guy (Trump) who is getting the love and attention Glenn Beck. The establishment Republican Party channel, Fox, that pulled a trick that got Judge Andrew Napolitano out of his own program, one of their most popular one, dissed him. So he started pretending to be a libertarian and they laughed it out of court (John Stossel was polite about it). So now it’s him yelling at the wind.
*(..Republican do-nothings motto: Never stand in the way of a good Obama program, fund it instead).
Some of us who truly despise the two-party political cartel and the associated shadow cabal from a perspective of paying attention to views opposite our own, and we are not fooled one second by Trump. Our not-fooled attitude has to with a reasoned perspective on what to expect or the prospects of surprises in a Trump presidency. He is clueless about real economics, but still shows independent thinking when asked about the Fed and about American meddling where it should not.
Many of us are cheering that a brash outspoken upstart is being successful turning the Establishment lies on their own head, hanging them on their own lying petard of the electoral farce. The Establishment uses the fraud of elections to fool us into thinking we have a say, then one after another they do whatever the hell they want to.
The government-media complex says they love democracy so much, and they tell us that’s why they need to buy even more trillions of dollars of weapons and services from Lockheed, Boeing, Blackwater, and other sponsors hidden behind layers of consolidators and PACs and campaign funds.
But then the Internet has exposed for anybody who cares to look, what the Establishment thinks about majority vote with the way they cheated the rules to keep Ron Paul from getting put in for first ballot and trying to make it harder for upstarts in the future. Conservatives got the same shaft with the rules changes.
Voters are tired of it. Marco Rubio got elected on a Tea Party platform and immediately blew off the invitation to the Tea Party Congressional Caucus to kiss up to the party bosses.
People are still mad about that. They’re still mad about the (bipartisan all-in!) bail-outs of the richest billionaire bankers on the planet in 2008 too. That’s why they don’t trust somebody who got his first introduction to political office in a ride on millions of dollars from his wife’s employer, a bailout bandit, Goldman-Sachs. And many of them jumped ship when they saw the lying and cheating in Iowa from that guys’ campaign staff with nobody getting fired for it. Second cheating round with the slur against Rubio, he had to fire somebody.
Now comes the plutocrat PR campaign in earnest, and Glenn Beck’s Blaze is happy to lead the charge, if he can just get out in front of the rush of the rich.
DEFY THE SNOBS!
Snobs hate rednecks! And you thought America had no snobbish upper class?! Hah. Snobs hate duck hunters, farmers, country church preachers, small towns, and whoa! Don’t talk to them about ranchers out West! Don’t mention Southerners! Don’t mention ex-gays to them, or scientists who believe Genesis is factual history, or scientists who scoff at the global warming hoax. Or the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The hate for Trump oozes out of the bodily orifices of the scum of the American demographic. That’s the dross and dirt that rises to the top. They hate independent thinking and people who dare to tell the Thought Police to drop dead.
Ron Paul was very polite and chose his vocabulary accordingly. None of these Thought Police plants in the Globalist Media was able to catch him in any of the usual failures of politicians, infidelity, drunkenness, or least of all, hypocrisy. They tried to get him on racism and it backfired into their faces. To this day Obama has refused to do what Ron Paul promised to do to the worst vestige of racism days and pardon the non-violent drug offenders.
So instead they got Trump.
The “handicapped” reporter Trump mocked, say Trump did know, deserved it from the backstory. He wrote the article about Muslims dancing. The New York Times has certainly done MUCH WORSE than Trump. They did a hit piece on Rand Paul that accused a great economist and thinker Walter Block, misquoting him out of context as saying “slavery was not so bad”.
The NYT lives in a glass house and they should not be throwing stones. Their libelous arrow was aimed at a man who also says freed slaves should have been able to sue their former “owners” for damages, up to and including putting the former slave-owner into slavery himself.
Generally Trump’s slurs and hits are just return missives. The words he had for Rosie O’Donnel were directed at Rosie, and nobody else, not meant for women. The words he had for the reporter were not directed at the handicapped but at that reporter denying the story he wrote.
Remember, these are the Republicans and Democrats who never did anything about Bill Clinton’s serial rapes and they avoided calling Hillary Clinton on her own Mafia-style war against those women as if it were radioactive material. All this is “too hot”, one Congressman told Larry Nichols to his face.
And Trump NEVER said he’d like to have sex with his daughter. He was OBVIOUSLY saying she was an attractive woman for somebody to date.
Remember, political cartoons in the Blaze and the New York Times and the cartoons they link to, go a LOT farther in emphasizing the less-pleasant features of political targets. I remember well-circulated caricatures of Nixon’s facial hair from 1960s. (Some said Nixon had to shave three times a day to avoid an unshaven look.) Obama’s ears exaggerated. Obama’s effeminate throwing arm.
The Trump accusers of today were only yesterday making fun of his hair.
Trump mocked John McCain and the “mocking” consisted of saying he like veterans who managed to avoided capture. Why should McCain get a pass for being a RINO and blocking POW investigations just because he was a POW?
There are some Vietnam vets who publicly and bitterly have complained loudly about the POW’s that America left behind in Vietnam and about how McCain got out only because his daddy was an admiral. And McCain has been the biggest brick wall that stops inquiries about the POWs and MIAs left behind. North Vietnamese generals are on record as delighted to see him in office, a great friend during his prisoner days.
Twist and turn. This writer Walsh doesn’t like it when somebody twists his words.
This overkill and hyperbole and outright lying (like quoting Trump as saying he’d “like to have sex with his daughter”, something he never said), it really makes the accusers look really bad.
The worst part is that you lose credibility when you criticize a comment that does show off-the-cuff lack of judgment, like him saying he would order drone kills on terrorists’ families.
But so what? The Blaze supports the kill list against terrorists that Obama orders every week (or daily?). Those drones ALREADY kill their families, plus any innocent neighbors or cousins that happen to be around. THAT has caused Americans more headaches and heartaches than anything else.
But they can’t beat that drum much without exposing the rest of the alternatives (Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, Chris Christie, probably even Ben Carson, plus Hillary and probably Sanders) as worse.
As to dangerous, how can anybody be more dangerous than letting Turkey shoot down a Russian bomber?
Of the government-media complex approved candidates, how can anybody be more dangerous than supporting a shooting war to remove Assad while Russian military forces are in the country by invitation of the sitting president, to support him?
What can be more dangerous than supporting the forces that want to wipe out Christianity in Syria? For God is not mocked.
NONE of the Republican Party candidates follow the Bible, any more than the major Democrat Party candidates. Ben Carson sees like an exception, probably the most genuine in his expressions of faith.
The second that Republicans got control of the Congress (Bush years, Reagan years) they could have passed legislation forbidding the Supreme Court from considering ANY case relating to abortion, or gay marriage, prayer, religious monuments, any of it.
And a true Christian of Biblical conviction would have blown off the media and put brakes on the runaway Supreme Court judges.
That’s what Ron Paul did. He proposed these very measures and those “representatives” laughed at him, and then nearly broke the gavel at the convention in 2012 blowing away his delegates after cheating their way through 2011 and 2012 did not stop his supporters.
The nation will anguish now for awhile, in the lead-up to the culminating events of end-time prophecy.
One author, Rick Phillips, has a web page where he talks about why socialism is evil:
He gives three summary reasons, and they are good ones:
1. Socialism is based on stealing.
2. Socialism is an anti-work system.
3. Socialism concentrates the power to do evil.
Rick expands with much detail that I agree with.
The web page is worth reading:
1. Socialism is theft. Taxation is theft. Theft is what it is to take property that belongs to someone without having his permission. Taking wealth under threat of taxation law enforcement is theft.
Christ said give to Caesar what belongs to him, but what does Caesar have that he did not steal whether by sword, conquest, or occupation?
If John Calvin or any other Christian teacher advocate government, it was because they did not realize the implications in Christ and the Bible.
High interest rates hurt the poor for sure, which is why a good Christian should advocate sound, value-based currency like gold.
2. The Puritans found that Acts 2:34-35 and Acts 4 works in some contexts, but not all, and that material incentives are vital for motivation. They tried it and almost disappeared. Then they tried private property plots and had abundance TO SHARE.
Some people work hard at establishing socialist rule, but the welfare state and the Venezuelan results show the results.
3. Socialism concentrates rule in the hands of a few.
By the way, this exchange between Trump and Bergoglio made me angry.
Even my family is saying in Bergoglio’s favor because he went to the poor areas instead of the palacial zones. Fool me once, fool me twice…
News flash, as if: Bergoglio is now the master of probably HUNDREDS of BILLIONS in riches, even maybe TRILLIONS of dollars worth, under his direct control. He is probably THE ONE guy in the world who could do MOST for all the poor in the world than anybody. The riches in the Vatican could feed ALL the poor for of the WORLD for YEARS.
And just like Trump said, the Vatican itself has walls. The crowds are not allowed inside certain areas.
And just like all socialists at the top of their ranks, they are experts at telling other people to steal from the middle class and give to the poor.
For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.–Matthew 23:4
Bergoglio and his fellow Jesuits want to be the official one-world religion in a one-world socialist world. Just like the old days. The order was founded to destroy the Protestants. Loyola so promised the Pope. The Gunpowder Plot didn’t work, so they sent the Spanish Armada. (The Spanish king said God himself had fought against them the day it was destroyed). The Jesuits continued in their intrigue, and they were banned a few times by Popes themselves because even the Popes got scared of their political power.
Read the rest of Matthew 23, and if the shoe fits…
Somebody earlier used an example of the word “let” as a word that means the opposite today. Do you have a specific example? I did a search on blbclassic and sure enough found lots of examples, hundreds.
Every one of them that I checked (too many to check them all) used “let” in the way we use it, as in “Let’s go.” Let us make man, etc etc.
Except the one I think that they pick on:
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. — 2 Thess 2:7
But see the context. The context provides the definition. It’s obvious what it means.
And it is a great reach to say it means what some prophecy interpretations I’ve heard say it mean. It’s rather clear that God (or the Holy Spirit) is holding back the Tribulation until the he lets it loose. (Not the church, folks, sorry)
I really love true science.
Now the powers-that-be serve up science falsely-so-called a lot, politically driven “science”.
Global warming (switched out to Climate Change when they saw the mistake), vaccination cover-ups, fitting evidence for the Flood into a long-ages framework, polonium rings cover-ups, red-shift “anomalies”, and don’t forget Drake’s equation for aliens, bust to smithereens by a bit of logic from Michael Crichton (in his talk “Aliens Cause Global Warming”)
First definition of science from wictionary:
> A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing > with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or > natural ability
Punchline is at the end of this writing.
The web page is a reaction, apparently by “traditional” Roman Catholics, to a speech by the new Pope (I call him an anti-Pope, installed by coup, and I have factual reasons for this). Mr. Bergoglio condemned Christians who resist his commands to “change” in the way he wants them to change:
They’re not close to joining “Protestants” though. (Lost in Space, maybe). They’re not embracing KJB either, no surprise there.
From the fourth paragraph
The Role of Change in the New World Order
We know that the sine qua non of the so-called New World Order is CHANGE. How do we know this? To answer this question requires an extended explanation, which, for some readers may come as a new and instructive revelation.
The disclosure of this specific revelation occurred on the evening of March 20, 1969. The place was down-town Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the upscale LeMont Restaurant atop Mount Washington. The event was the annual meeting of the Pittsburgh Pediatric Society. The guest speaker was Dr. Richard Day, Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, and the former National Medical Director of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in New York City.
Although the physicians in attendance expected to hear a lecture on advances in neo-natal care, the title of Day’s lengthy speech as it appeared on the printed program was “Family Planning: Infant Mortality, Gene Frequency, Abortion and Other Considerations.”
The date of Day’s talk is extremely significant.
Only nine days before, Frederick S. Jaffe, Vice-president of Planned Parenthood-World Population had sent Bernard Berelson, President of Rockefeller’s Population Council, a memorandum titled “Activities Relevant to the Study of Population Policy for the U.S.”
Among the examples of proposed measures to reduce U.S. fertility found in Table 1 of the infamous memorandum were:
Encourage increased homosexuality
Fertility control agents in the water supply
Abortion and sterilization on demand
Compulsory sterilization and compulsory abortion of out-of-wedlock pregnancies
Dr. Day would cover all these topics and much more on that March night, but his introduction was reserved for general themes characteristic of the New World System (Order) which he said was already in place, “and nobody can stop us now.”
The article goes on to quote Dr. Day as emphasizing they were going to get people so used to societal changes that they would go along with it. CHANGE.
Further down, where they show Mr. Day’s predictions that all religions not compatible with their changes “will have to go, especially Christianity.”
Regarding the Bible, Day stated that it would be changed and rewritten to fit the new religion. This would be accomplished by replacing key words “with words having various shades of meaning. The idea is that not everything in Scripture need be rewritten, just key words replaced by other words. And the variability in meaning attached to any word can be used as a tool to change the entire meaning of Scripture, and therefore make it acceptable to this new religion. Most people won’t know the difference… and the few who do notice the difference won’t be enough to matter.”
This is a reaction to your column in blog@cacm in the printed edition of CACM for December 2015. My apologies for the timing.
I don’t think anyone can predict what humans will do in a future where robots could displace gainfully employed humans.
What has happened in the past is a hint at the answer to such an advance. In my opinion the technology revolution of late and the information and communications revolution the technology enables are bigger in their impact on human living in the future, or can be, than most articles imagine. A recent article predicted complication for income equality solutions.
The Gutenberg Press caused some upheavals in society. We all know how it made writings accessible to many more people than before. It expanded the numbers of people who could peruse and study writings for themselves. Books were cheaper, but libraries were still not found in peasants’ huts.
Nonetheless, preachers and peasants alike began to get astir at finding out what the sacred books actually said and there was indeed, upheaval among clerical structures, schisms, and nations. The Reformation opened doors for the Enlightenment, however much Voltaire fans might hurt about it.
But the effect of books on discourse was such that those that were critical of kings and royalty got more widespread hearing. Offended kings began to require a license to publish a book, to grant a “right” to make copies of a book. Thus began the custom of “copyright”. it was later evolved and “democratized” to the control of the author.
The books were augmented by telegraphed news reports in the 19th century, and then broadcast and other communications and data storage technologies developed in the 20th century. The control of the means of such media seemed to devolve in big markets to a few big organizations.
Then came the Internet. Many people credit government with its “creation”, but an expansive and inter-connected communications network was inevitable given the advancing computing and communications technologies of the last half of the 20th century. Before the Internet, there was not only Compuserve, AOL, Paradox, and others, but there were hundreds and maybe thousands of home-office and garage-based “bulletin boards” set up by young tech-minded youth who among other things used them to save money for more goodies.
Meantime, the industry of manual copies of manuscripts fell to book printers after Gutenberg. We all know the comparison to buggy whip makers.
This is no different. The economic central planners who thought they could whip up economic and monetary policies and even technology trends based on their so-called economic models have failed miserably to do anything to improve our lives. Prediction is very hard to do, especially about the future. And predictions are crazy when it involves human behavior.
Income inequality is a red herring too. In the poorest barrios in my wife’s country of Hoduras there are thousands of youth with the latest iPhones and other advanced technology. Almost nobody in the USA has to do their laundry by hand or down in the river. Air conditioning, refrigeration, heating devices have improved life’s material conditions.
This is what I’ve been saying. This guy (Bernie Sanders) isn’t even talking about rolling back out the craziness of the Ponzi social security program and the other or FDR’s upside down economics. Instead of admitting he kept the poverty going with his anti-poverty programs, while the richest bankers still made good, they loosed the market for awhile but kept the programs. Dumb. And wrote history backwards. AND THEY LET THE ARCHITECTS OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION GO SCOT FREE THE FEDERAL RESERVE.
“I think what were seeing is the long overdue reckoning for the mistakes of the 60’s and 70’s. The disastrous welfare programs, the massive expansion of the federal state, the rise of Cultural Marxism as the official religion of the ruling elite. The squalor of the 70’s should have forced a roll back of all these things. What should have happened in the 80’s and 90’s was a return to normalcy. Instead, the credit boom put all that on hold.”