INTERESTING: A goat in every pot?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

http://www.lewrockwell.com/luongo/luongo12.1.html

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Respect the Chicken
by Thomas Luongo

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To me, the history of humanity can be summed up thusly. There once was a group of people living peacefully until some jackass decided that because he controlled a resource he had leverage over them and thought it a good idea to enslave them to his control. That attempt to control can be rendered moot by vacating that place, which some members of the group did. However, they can only do so if they have the means to sustain themselves. Well, to me, the chicken and the goat represent the two animals that give you the best chance at survival on your own. Both can turn low-quality land into high-quality food and other resources. Both can work with a nomadic group. Cows can’t do that, neither can sheep. Horses provide work and transport once you have become established in a place. They all need high-quality land to survive, no less thrive. But, the chicken and the goat, well, to me, they just scream liberty in a way that few others can1. The Free State Project missed the boat on their choice of mascot. My choice to raise these animals is on the one hand accidental (the chicken) and on the other planned (the goat) but both represent the life I want as well as the world I want to live in. They form the foundation while the others provide the super-structure.

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Chickens and goats in a survival situation.

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RANT: Burning ANY book is dumb!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

http://www.keywestlou.com/2010/09/day-of-remembrance.html

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Then there is this minister who wants to burn the Quran. In poor taste, also. But…..the Muslims burn my flag and hang my President in effigy. So why not!
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A few reasons why not:

(1) This is America and we have religious tolerance. It affords us a measure of peace that is not enjoyed elsewhere. We don’t need to import that problem. Especially not due to the action of some pastor of a no name Church with 30 members.

(2) When teams go into a game, you don’t give your opponent “bulletin board” material. Stuff to motivate them to strive harder. Our boys and girls, some mere children, are in <Expletive Deleted> harm’s way and this bozo is making it more dangerous. I’d think every vet in his vicinity would explain the facts of life to him. With or without tar and feathers as necessary.

(3) There probably is no more stupid act than to burn a book. Any book. It represents the DNA of humanity. Even it’s totally wrong (i.e., the Earth is flat); it’s important in it shows the errors in our thinking at that point in time. Too much dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom) is lost; we don’t need to make it an acceptable activity. Ever. Besides isn’t that what Nazis do?

(4) If he wants to burn something, try a politician. (Just joking, I’m a Right to Life fellow who abhors the death penalty.) Not only did the Gooferment fail to protect 4,000 Americans on 9/11, they have failed to lead us. I blogged today how we should have had a national priority to rebuild the twin towers with an extra ‘middle finger” building in the middle, that was one story taller than the old buildings, and align it to face the Middle East. (I’m a little L libertarian; not a pacifist. I don’t start fights; I finish them!)

So we should tell this bozo to put a cork in his gas can. And, if someone overseas wants to burn the President in effigy, we should send them some more effigies of other “political leaders” to throw on the pyre. Saves us the gas.

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RANT: Please spare me the faux sympathy from politicians

Saturday, September 11, 2010

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=6105570

Ground Zero Memorial Service: 9th Anniversary of Terror Attacks

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I empathize with the 9/11 families. I think the 9/11 responders got screwed. I would hope that we can do better in the future.

I blame the political leadership.

We should have the WTC rebuilt in record setting time. Any bully knocks you down, you jump back up and get in the fight. I would, if I was “King”, have selected the three tower design with a larger middle tower that was exactly one foot taller. And. I’d have “faced” it towards the Middle East.

Also if I was “King” I’d have bought every “first responder” a Gooferment employee health insurance plan. And, I’d have ensured that all the families were appropriately compensated for this colossal Gooferment failure. The Gooferment has only one job and that’s to protect us from force or fraud. They failed miserably.

Now, I’d be looking at the kooks who want to burn books or build mosques to mark the conquest. Isn’t that out of the Nazi playbook? The Gooferment has NO role telling them what they can and can’t do with respect to religion. But this is about PR. And, yes, in foreign countries they burn stuff. We’re not responsible for that. But I would “encourage” my fellow citizens to express their opinions to these kooks. I’d proved police protection from bullets to them. However if unorganized citizens want to deliver a load of “barbara streisand” to them, I’d step aside and let the free market operate. Where are these poeples’ relatives and neighbors? (BTW what union iron worker is going to build that mosque?)

BUT, politicians can spare me the faux sympathy and ersatz patriotism.

They failed in their duty because they were too busy jerking around playing political games.

A pox on them.

GBA!

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POLITICAL: Selective Constitutionality

Saturday, September 11, 2010

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100910/D9I50KL00.html

Calif judge to stop ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy
Sep 10, 6:39 AM (ET)
By RAQUEL MARIA DILLON

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – A federal judge said she will issue an order to halt the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, after she declared the ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled Thursday that the prohibition on openly gay military service members was unconstitutional because it violates the First and Fifth Amendment rights of gays and lesbians.

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And, the Army is Constitutionally only supposed to exist for two years after being called up. And, there’s supposed to be a RKBA. And, the Fifth says Obama couldn’t take over the GM screwing the GM bondholders.

Amazing how they pick and chose what they want to enforce.

The Anarcho-capitalist’s (AKA libertarian anarchy, market anarchism, or free market anarchism) are right: we don’t NEED Gooferment and it ALWAYS oppresses us.

Argh!

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INSPIRATIONAL: Budwiser’s 911 spot

Saturday, September 11, 2010

http://www.flixxy.com/9-11-budweiser-tribute.htm

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This is the commercial spot Budweiser produced after 9-11. They only aired it once so as not to benefit financially from it – they just wanted to acknowledge the tragic event. Wow.

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I think of how I was in that very spot the day before for a job interview; it could have been me there the next day. I think of the 100+ fellow alumni and their family members who died that day. I think of the 3,000 who died that day — horribly; some driven to jump. (It was truly a miracle it wasn’t more.)

I think of the Ground Zero Mosque controversy and how everyone has forgotten Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. (It was tiny. Three pews. Twenty people was a crowd.)

I think of the outrage we should be feeling at our Gooferment that (1) The Towers are NOT rebuilt by now. With a third one, taller in the middle. As a message to our friends and enemies. (Think Rodney Dangerfield pissed off in “Back To School”.) (2) We still haven’t secured the borders. The TSA is your typical Gooferment joke. And, they think we are amused by their ineptitude. AND (3) The responders and victims haven’t been taken care of; neither have our returning Wounded Warriors.

I wonder what in the Creator’s name are people thinking.

Are we waiting for a nuke in Las Vegas?

Let’s hold our Gooferment accountable. If it’s not there to protect us, then what are we paying for? Some type of variety show in the District of Corruption and the fifty other venues. Featuring highly paid corrupt clowns pretending to to be “self sacrificing public servants”. I’m not amused.

I DEMAND:

  1. End the personal and corporate dole;
  2. Dismiss gooferment public education;
  3. Stop the various wars — foreign and domestic;
  4. Repatriate ALL the troops home;
  5. End the drug war; pardon all non-violent drug offenders;
  6. Downsize ALL gooferments; AND
  7. Eliminate all taxes but tariffs and excise.

The Gooferment won’t protect us, won’t protect our rights, and won’t do things right. So the Declaration of Independence says we can abolish it. Lets do just that … for the children. Let each State go its own way.

Secession.

It worked for the USSR. It can work for us.

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