POLITICAL: Ford aluminum truck is a Gooferment mandate

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Is Alloy Your Ally?
by eric • November 13, 2014

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The bottom line is that Ford is going over to aluminum chiefly to make it politically feasible to continue building a mass-market full-size truck. As I have ranted about previously, the “driver” is not market demand so much as government mandate.

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So here we have again politicians and bureaucrats making the market conform to their wishes.

And yet everyone claims that the USA is “free”.

Guess I have the wrong dictionary?


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free adjective, freer, freest.

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5.exempt from external authority, interference, restriction, etc., as a person or one’s will, thought, choice, action, etc.; independent; unrestricted.

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So there is no ECONOMIC justification to buy one of these.


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POLITICAL: Eminent Domain is abused by politicians and bureaucrats

Thursday, November 13, 2014


City To Bulldoze 350 Working Class Homes To Build Fancy Stores – Thanks To Federal Funds
Written by: Daniel Jennings  Current Events
November 5, 2014

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An Indiana city is planning to use eminent domain to bulldoze a 74-year-old neighborhood to make way for a real estate development.The city of Charlestown wants to demolish 354 homes for new residential development, and it would pay for it with federal funds.

Charlestown’s city council has declared the entire neighborhood of Pleasant Ridge — where some families have owned homes for more than 40 years — “blighted.” By using that term, it can throw out the mostly working class residents and tear down their homes to make way for new retail and residential development.

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“Eminent Domain” was never intended to allow politicians and bureaucrats to be in the Real Estate business.

“Blighted” is a loaded term.

Transient my <synonym for donkey>!


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POLITICAL: Separate Health Insurance from employment

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

On a slightly different note, while I think Obamacare is a giant FAIL on so many points, I do think that it demonstrates the need to end associating medical insurance with one’s employment.

Car Insurance should be the model. You don’t lose your car insurance if you change jobs.

Let WalMart, Credit Unions, Fraternal Organizations sell Group Medical Insurance.

Just like Life Insurance!

Did you know that the Knights of Columbus invented Life Insurance for the poor working men. And, it took off like wildfire. My maternal great grandmother, a Protestant, bought in for her brothers by claiming they were Catholic. Until Met Life came along with a better rate. (Laugh!)

Obamacare may have given us lemons, but we can make lemonade out of it.

Then on to “pension reform”.

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POLITICAL: World War I was a national disaster

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


31st July 2014 by: Tom Woods

Robert Higgs joined me today as World War I week continues on the Tom Woods Show. Bob, a scholar of government growth (among many other things) is uniquely qualified to discuss the institutional and other changes in American life that resulted from the Great War.

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There is no doubt that the “Peace Candidate” Wilson put the USA into the European War.

There is no doubt that the Federal Reserve allow Wilson to “pay” for WW1.

There is no doubt that the draft was involuntary servitude.

There is no doubt that the USA was an isolationist (i.e., Swiss) neutral.

There is no doubt that the Lusitania was carrying munitions in violation of Neutrality.

There is no doubt that the Armistice set the stage for Hitler and WW2.

And, when we gather for 11/11 at 11AM, we should all pray Dona Nobis Pacem!

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POLITICAL: “Liberal” ideas to restrict “democracy”

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC  

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The people behind Vox.com and the New York Times are not dumb. They understand perfectly that the framers of our Constitution knew what they were doing, which was putting in place a system to actively encourage gridlock and to discourage exactly what it is the elite media want: less democracy and more power in the hands of a central government, the president, and America’s elite (like the media).
This 4 year proposal would also greatly diminish the power of the states. Elections would be driven more by national concerns than local ones. Sorry Democrats, but it is vitally important to the health of our democracy that local politics have a profound effect on national policy.

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I have some ideas to propose:

* No one can stand for election without having sat out a year from any political office. (It works for the poor college athlete who transfers scruples; why not for politicains?)

* Repeal the Seventeenth and return power to the States.

* Federal elections on even years; state elections on odd years.

* Election Day is April 16th!

* Eliminate elections. If all politics are local, I should elect my “block captain”. Then everything cascades upwards.

* Campaigns are responsible for ALL advertisements. And, only contributions from real people to be represented can be accepted. (If you’re running for a Nevada seat, you can only take contributions from real Nevadans.)

* Any campaign contribution “left over” is returned to the taxpayers’ of the district. (Or used to reduce the National Debt?)

* Term limits seems obvious!

* All party affiliations MUST be declare in ANY advertisement. 

* If you do have corporate sponsors, then you must wear their logo at all times like NASCAR.

* All Incumbents are listed on the ballot in RED with an ASTERIX as the BOTTOM choice.

* All races have run offs unless the winner gets ¾ of the registered voters.

* NOTA (None of the above) is a negative vote for ALL candidates. 

* A weighted ranking voting system (aka instant run off system) should be implemented — rank your choices from top to bottom and there’s never a “wasted vote”.

* ALSO voter id goes without saying — if India, Afghanistan, and other “Third World Countries” can do, then why can’t we?

And that’s just for starters!

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POLITICAL: Voting is a sham!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


The Trump Card to Rig Elections
By Robert Willmann, Jr.
November 4, 2014

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The foundation for assuring the integrity of any system is auditing and cross-checking. For electronic voting machines, what about audits and recounts? The U.S. Congress put this in Title Three of HAVA, with its warm and reassuring caption, “Uniform and Nondiscriminatory Election Technology and Administration Requirements” –

“[Section 301(a)(2)]. Audit Capacity.

(A) In General. The voting system shall produce a record with an audit capacity for such system.

(B) Manual Audit Capacity.

(i) The voting system shall produce a permanent paper record with a manual audit capacity for such system.

(ii) The voting system shall provide the voter with an opportunity to change the ballot or correct any error before the permanent paper record is produced.

(iii) The paper record produced under subparagraph (A) shall be available as an official record for any recount conducted with respect to any election in which the system is used.” [1]

Read that carefully several times. A decent, trusting American might think that a paper ballot with the voter’s selections will be printed out, the voter will check it to be sure it matches what was selected on the electronic voting machine, and each ballot printed out will be kept by the election department so that a hand recount can be done to check the electronic results. But does it say that?

Notice the cunning wording. The “audit capacity” is for “such system” and not for each individual voter’s ballot. The paper record is for the whole system, meaning the vote totals as created by the electronic voting machines and tabulating computers. You get a printout of the computer’s totals. You do not get a printout of each ballot verified by each voter, to be saved locally for a real recount.

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But hoping to use one of their two independent powers, people turning to the ballot box face the ultimate trump card.  Electronic voting machines.

Voters no longer mark their ballots.  Local election officials no longer count them.  Devices created and programmed in secret do it.  No recount is possible. Any fraud is undetectable.

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Two quotes to remember about voting and elections:

“If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.” ― Mark Twain

“Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” — attributed to communist tyrant and mass murderer Josef Stalin

And, you expect me to “trust” the system!

Never mind that the “system” is structurally engineered to ensure that you only get to chose between large Gooferment and still larger Gooferment. 

(Ross Perot was a democratic operative running to split the republican vote (again).  He was campaigning on smaller Gooferment. He was on the verge of winning. He was being so competitive that he had to self-destruct the campaign to ensure the correct result. IMMEDIATELY, the two parties agreed to “reforms” that would prevent any challenge to the duopoly.

Even now, my beloved Libertarian Party, it financed by the D’s to split the R vote. As is the Green Party, which I regard as the Communist Party in disguise, is financed by the R’s to split the D vote.



And a return to a truly representative republic.

On our way to a 100% voluntary society.

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POLITICAL: EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic due to porous borders,

Sunday, November 2, 2014


The U.S./Mexico border.
Obama’s Border Policy Fueled Epidemic, Evidence Shows
11:29 PM 10/31/2014

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The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck thousands of kids this fall, was likely propelled through America by President Barack Obama’s decision to allow tens of thousands of Central Americans across the Texas border, according to a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence.

The evidence includes admissions from top health officials that the epidemic included multiple strains of the virus, and that it appeared simultaneously in multiple independent locations.

The question can be settled if federal researchers study the genetic fingerprint of the EV-D68 viruses that first hit kids in Colorado, Missouri and Illinois to see if they are close relatives to the EV-D68 viruses found in Central America.

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Anyone with an ounce of common sense could make this connection.

Throw in the failure to take common sense precautions with Ebola (i.e., restrict direct flights, mandatory quarantine, a creating a real Ebola Czar — not a political hack) and these hacks in office are either stupid or corrupt.

IF my child died as a result of EV-D68, there would be no hole deep enough for these idiots to hide. I’d make it my life’s work to embarrass them. As if they had any shame.


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