Wednesday, November 18, 2015


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Yet in the end, these gun controls appear as impotent against determined attackers as do gun-free zones in the United States. These laws create an uneven playing field, where the terrorist and criminal are armed, but law abiding citizens–even hundreds of them at a time–are soft targets for lawless men with bad intentions.

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It certainly seems that one lesson from Paris is that “gun bans” don’t work.

Hopefully some sanity on this topic will seep into “We, The Sheeple”.

“Gun Free Zones”, like “drug free zones”, just are pathetically stupid guarantees of “target rich environments”.

What can we do to convince the politicians and bureaucrats — and their accomplices in the media — to put their collective heads out of their <synonym for a bunch of donkeys> and end these “killing zones”.

You can’t unstrike the gong, can’t roll back the clock, and can’t change criminal behavior by wishing it away.


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POLITICAL: “This is going to get very ugly very quickly.”

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


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Hollande is likely to get a great deal of such support. Because in one night of slaughter, the attacks in Paris have caused the tectonic plates of geopolitics to shift sharply rightward, and no one will be unaffected. The new axis of opinion in the U.S. and Western European countries is plainly going to be harsher, more interventionist and less tolerant of, well, tolerance. Americans were already beginning to lose their post-Iraq war squeamishness about intervening overseas: a November Quinnipiac University poll found that American voters, by a 54-38 percent margin, backed sending U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State in Iraq. It’s safe to assume we’re about to grow more even more interventionist in mood, and Obama, as is his wont, may well follow the public temper, stepping up the minimalist approach he’s taken to countering Islamic State in Iraq and Syria so far.

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One can only hope that “We, The Sheeple” get smarter and not let this turn into more interventionism.

One can assume that the Donald will be swept into office with his gruff, but surprisingly anti-war, ideas. The wall will be built. The “refugee resettlement” will end BHO44’s attempt to remake America into a Democratic paradise of European Socialism. And, hearts will be hardened.

I hope that we learn the lesson that America’s crude use of force to topple “bad guys” has caused this “blowback”. 

I would assume that the terrorists hit Paris because they can’t hit us here. … … Yet!

As I said to a certain young lady last night: “This is going to get very ugly very quickly.”

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GOLDBUG: Gold prevents theft by the politicians

Monday, November 16, 2015

Ep. 529 Leftist Site Attacks Gold Standard; Here’s Our Smackdown
9th November 2015
Tom Woods

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ThinkProgress, the heresy-hunting thought-control site, lashed out at Ted Cruz last week for advocating some kind of tie between the dollar and gold. Cruz himself is not the issue; the issue is how terrible their article was. Their article is the bologna; the Tom Woods Show is the slicer.

About the Guests

Joseph T. Salerno is academic vice president of the Mises Institute, a professor of economics at Pace University, and the John V. Denson II Professor of Economics at Auburn University.

Jeffrey M. Herbener is chairman of the department of economics at Grove City College and associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

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SALERNO: Yeah, that’s true, absolutely. In the 19th century, prices from 1800 or so toabout 1896 fell by about 20%. In other words, $1 bought roughly 20% more in 1896 than it did in 1800, whereas if you compare the timespan that the Fed was in existence from 1914 until today, our dollar’s worth about 4 cents. So in other words, the value of the dollar has declined by over 95%, and it has nothing to do with — that is, the 19th century performance — had nothing to do with the fact that the dollar was tied to a”shiny metal” and that the value was real; it’s simply that the gold standard restrained the number of dollars that politicians could print.

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I think the essential point, of a “gold standard” or any “sound money”, is the restraint it put on the banksters to dilute the value of money. At least the Kings and Princes of old had to “clip” the gold and silver out of the coins. 

I came to this epiphany when I saw a Smithsonian exhibit of the French franc over time. IT started as a “hockey puck” of gold and wound up as a “very very thin shirt button” of gold. Argh! That’s when the light bulb went off. All I could think at the time was William Jennings Bryan saying “I will not help to crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” We should have stuck with gold!

I can’t imagine what America would be like if we didn’t have the FED (The Federal Reserve Bank is a misnomer. IT ain’t “federal”. It reserves nothing. And, it ain’t a “bank”. It is a private cartel of the elite banks run for their benefit and that of the entrenched politicians.) which allowed the welfare / warfare state to silently rob the people of their wealth. Argh!

Now try to lock the proverbial barn door.

The FED’s “zero interest rate” policy for the last eight years (?) is a double disaster — (1) without interest rates to filter “bad” capital projects, all sorts of mistakes are being made; AND (2) the poor old senior citizen on a fixed income have had their wealth destroyed.


Hope there is a special circle of Hell for these people.

Good job by Woods, Salerno, and Herbener to knock this out of the “park”.

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RANT: Our clueless President

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Obama under fire for saying that ISIS has been ‘contained’ just hours before Paris attack as he heads to Turkey for G-20 Summit 

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GUNS: Home defender 1; now room temperature criminal zero.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Authorities say South Carolina teen used mother’s gun to kill burglar
Published November 11, 2015

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A South Carolina teenager left home alone used his mother’s gun to shoot and kill a burglar, authorities said Tuesday.

Fox Carolina reported that deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a home in Ladson Tuesday shortly before 2 p.m. EST Tuesday. When they arrived, they found the unidentified 13-year-old boy and asked him to come out of the home. 

The boy said he heard a vehicle pull up behind his house, then heard someone trying get inside a few minutes later. At that point, the teen picked up his mother’s gun and went to the back door of the home.
Authorities said the boy told them he fired the gun through the door and the person outside fired back.

The boy fired several more shots, apparently wounding the suspect. According to Fox Carolina, neighbors reported hearing gunshots before seeing a gray car pull out near the home and speed away. 

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While I don’t advocate firing thru doors at unidentified targets, this time it seemed to work out.

It’d be interesting if there were pictures of all involved and their criminal records. I’d be willing to bet that this is not the first time these two miscreants pulled this off.

Every child in America should know how to handle a gun safely. As well as other tools, like chainsaws, knives, drills, saws. It’s just another tool.

As a little L libertarian, I’m a porcupine. Cute and cuddly if you don’t mind a few quills when you attack. We’re not going to initiate a fight, but we will finish it.

This young man did a great public service. No way of knowing what other harms he has prevented. Hope he can live with the resulting PTSD.

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RANT: Victims are defenseless sheeples in a virtually gun free zone!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Surge in robberies on Capitol Hill alters residents’ routines, lifestyles
By Peter Hermann November 10 at 6:51 PM

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“I saw a guy walking toward me,” Pitluck said. “He just passed me and said, ‘Hey,’ like a greeting. Then, two seconds later, he turned around to grab my phone.” Pitluck said it took a moment before she understood she was being robbed, so she didn’t immediately let go. He punched and scratched her upper chest and neck. She screamed.

When he got the phone, the man jumped into a waiting car. A neighbor shouted out the number on the temporary — and probably fake, police later told Pitluck — tags. “We’ve got to call the cops,” the woman yelled.

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“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

I would assert that it’s no coincidence that the “District of Corruption” has Chicgo like gun laws.

In the jungle, only the strong survive.

“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein

Make a few of these thugs room temperature and this will go out of fashion quickly.

From a technology perspective the carrier should be able to immediately track them and / or “brick” them, making them worthless.

Even if they are recycled, then the person turning it in should be arrest for “receiving stolen property”.

Maybe the phone case manufacturers can make them with dye packs.


The lady who was the victim was lucky she wasn’t raped or badly injured.

“God made men and women; Sam colt made them equal.” — Unknown


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POLITICAL: Let’s get the “unfunded liabilities” out of the shadows

Friday, November 13, 2015

Milton Friedman’s Solution for Social Security Would Work for Government Pensions Too
By Lawrence J. McQuillan  •  Tuesday October 20, 2015 3:16 PM PDT  

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Friedman’s approach to Social Security can also be applied to ending the state and local government pension crisis. The programs are very similar: Social Security and state and local public pensions have massive unfunded liabilities; and they promise a stream of benefits after retirement.

Applying Friedman’s solution, state and local governments across the country would close their defined-benefit pension plans and issue bonds to beneficiaries equal to the current expected value of the stream of benefits owed. The bonds would be due today or at retirement depending on the beneficiary’s stage of life.

As with Social Security, this approach would ensure that people receive what they have been promised. It would force governments to acknowledge the true extent of the unfunded pension liabilities and establish a specific financing plan (something they refuse to do today). And it would permanently close these politically mismanaged defined-benefit plans.

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The current 18T+ national debt and the guesstimated 200T+ in unfunded liabilities is what our posterity will have to deal with.

“When there’s an elephant in the room introduce him!” From his “Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch (RIP 2007 at age 47)

Just pretending it’s an “off balance sheet” entry is reminiscent of Enron.

Take the medicine now when it’s just disgusting; rather than dies a horrible death from a self0inlicted wound.

Take off the blinders and wake the flock up. 

“We, The Sheeple” are heading for a slaughter!

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