LIBERTARIAN: Secession is the answer

Monday, August 22, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/08/jim-cox/50-state-solution/

The Fifty State Solution
By Jim Cox
August 20, 2016

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Disgusted by the prospect of Hillary Clinton and/or Donald Trump having the power of the presidency? I certainly am. And for full disclosure here, I don’t think any individual should have the powers that have accrued to the president over this country’s development. As has often been stated, “It’s not the abuse of power, it’s the power to abuse” that we should worry about. Even with some substitute candidates we’d still face the power to abuse problem.

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I am a firm believer in “secession” as a solution to all our political problems.

Of course, unwinding the Federal Gooferment’s knots would be a challenge, if the political elite would permit it. Argh!

Clearly imho Texas, Alaska, Hawaii, Utah, North Dakota, and New Hampshire have substantial support and have taken some steps to facilitate it.

Who will be the first out?

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RANT: “Academic Zika Virus”

Sunday, August 21, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/08/thomas-dilorenzo/beware-academic-zika-virus/

Beware the Academic Zika Virus
By Thomas DiLorenzo
August 20, 2016

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By now just about everyone has heard of the zika virus, transmitted by mosquitos, which is said to cause brain damage in children.  As worrisome as this is, an even bigger brain damage threat to young people is what I call the academic zika virus, transmitted by left-wing, politically-correct “educators.”  There are exceptions, but undergraduate education in America has become one big socialist indoctrination academy that fills students’ heads with cultural Marxist myths, superstitions, and falsehoods while inculcating an infantile culture that teaches students to run crying to “safe rooms” if a dissenting voice should somehow appear on campus.  All of this can be yours for a mere 50 grand a year at many universities.

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Yup, it’s a meme. An idea that spreads like gene. And the American “Universities” are the mosquito that transmits it.

The fact that people send their children to these “schools” to be infected is another parallel with Zika.

Argh!

Wonder when people will smarten up or it’s already too late.

Sigh!

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TINFOILHAT: A false-flag candidate?

Saturday, August 20, 2016

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/is-trump-deliberately-throwing-the-election-to-hillary-clinton_082016

IS TRUMP DELIBERATELY THROWING THE ELECTION TO HILLARY CLINTON?
AUGUST 15, 2016 | TYLER DURDEN | ZERO HEDGE

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Donald Trump is a false-flag candidate. It’s all an act, one that benefits his good friend Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party that, until recently, counted the reality show star among its adherents. Indeed, Trump’s pronouncements – the open racism, the demagogic appeals, the faux-populist rhetoric – sound like something out of a Democratic political consultant’s imagination, a caricature of conservatism as performed by a master actor.

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This is certainly not beyond the realm of plausibility.

Given his flip flop on NATO.

And, his avoidance of hitting HRC on the issues that resonate with Joesixpack — it’s the economy stupid.

One can only wonder.

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POLITICAL: Early voting is a bad public policy

Friday, August 19, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/08/no_author/early-voting/

Ongoing Efforts at Stealing Elections?
AmmoLand.com
August 16, 2016

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Early voting is a bad public policy that increases costs, increases the likelihood of fraud, and confuses voters – leading to depressed voter turnout. It is absurd and dishonest to suggest racism being behind the sensible reform of cutting early voting down from a ridiculous 35 days before Election Day.

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“If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.” ― often incorrectly attributed to American humorist Mark Twain ― but very very true imho!

Unfortunately, an election is “an advanced auction of stolen goods”.

And, if we “must” participate in this fraud and theft, then let’s make it “honest”.

I’m beginning to think that the “democratic process” is not the best way to come to intelligent “pubic policy”.

I don’t understand how in India everyone has a photo id to vote. But we can’t have that here.

I seen cases in the press, when every once in a while, the truth leaks thru, that at least one person voted for BHO several times in at least three states.

Argh!

Never mind the TV shows, like Leno’s Jay-walkings, where the average voter is plain old dumb and ignorant and happy to be that way.

There has to be a better way!

Argh!

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SOCIALISM: … brings back malaria

Thursday, August 18, 2016

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2016/08/socialism-in-real-time-venezuelas.html

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016
SOCIALISM IN REAL TIME: Venezuela’s Economic Turmoil Has Brought Malaria Back

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With Venezuela’s economy in tatters, at least 70,000 people from all walks of life have been streaming into a mining region to hunt for gold in watery pits. It is a perfect breeding ground for the mosquitoes that spread malaria.

Then, with the disease in their blood, the miners return home to cities where there is often no medicine and little fumigation, and they have passed the disease on to tens of thousands more people and left entire towns desperate for help.

Venezuela was the first nation in the world to be certified by the World Health Organization for eradicating malaria in its most populated areas, beating the United States and other developed countries to that milestone in 1961.

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When it’s said that “Socialism kills”, that is MORE than just an editorial about personal responsibility and incentives.

In this particular example, it was about a disease that had been beaten but came back with the poor economy.

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: DEA and the FDA are OTL

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2016/08/13/deas-marijuana-decision-is-hypocrisy/#69cf92ad8c33

AUG 13, 2016 @ 08:42 AM
DEA’s Hypocritical Marijuana Decision Ignores The Evidence
Emily Willingham,   CONTRIBUTOR

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Relying on the fear tactics and uninformed attitudes of a century ago, the DEA—reportedly leaning heavily on the FDA’s conclusions about cannabis—has rejected a 5-year-old petition to reclassify the drug from Schedule I, which lists drugs like heroin, to Schedule II, which includes oxycodone.

Whether or not the decision helps or harms patients in the long run remains unclear, but it certainly reflects a dangerous and hypocritical throwback attitude about cannabis that will only add to distrust of governmental oversight agencies, making their decisions look like political or moral judgments rather than being evidence based.

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The “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” is basically dishonest.

Intellectually, legally, and morally.

How can anyone say that Marijuana has no medicinal value?

How can they ban (some) “drugs” when they had to pass Constitutional Amendment to ban and urban alcohol?

How can they deny people the freedom to put whatever they want into their own bodies?

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Maybe Trump can avoid a war with Russia?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/08/fred-reed/hillary-trump-war-russia/

Hillary, Trump, and War with Russia: The Goddamdest Stupid Idea I Have Ever Heard, … …
… … and I Have Lived in Washington
By Fred Reed
August 13, 2016

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A good reason to vote for Trump, a very good reason whatever his other intentions, is that he does not want a war with Russia. Hillary and her elite ventriloquists threaten just that.  Note the anti-Russian hysteria coming from her and her remoras.

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Letting dilettantes, grifters, con men, pasty Neocons, bottle-blonde ruins, and corporations decide on war is insane. We have pseudo-masculine dwarves playing with things they do not understand. So far as I am aware, none of these fern-bar Clausewitz’s has worn boots, been in a war, seen a war, or faces any chance of being in a war started by themselves. They brought us Iraq, Afghanistan, and Isis, and can’t win wars against goatherds with AKs. They are going to fight…Russia?

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For all Trump’s flaws — not the least of which is that he’s a Northeastern Rockefeller republican who might actually be a Democratic operative, at least he doesn’t seem to want to start yet another war.

Amazing all the chicken hawks that we have in the “District of Corruption”!

Those “goat herders with Aks” have a pretty good track record of draining the blood and treasure of Empires for decades. 

Argh!

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