INTERESTING: Prohibition and Drugs

Monday, November 7, 2011

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/KenBur

Prohibition, Civility, and Political Discourse
Ken Burns
National Press Club | Luncheon Speech

Ken Burns talked about his PBS series, Prohibition, which chronicles the ratification, implementation, and eventual repeal of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as the era in which the movement took place. He also responded to questions from the audience.

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An outstanding discussion of Prohibition and how it relates to our current state with the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”. While I was aware of the relation between the Women’s Rights Movement, I was unaware of of the relation between the Progressives with the Income Tax and the Dry’s who wanted to eviscerate the reliance of the Federal Government on the booze industry taxes. Worth an hour and you can see that past is prologue.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Yeah, the Lucky Leprechaun is the reason that children are fat!

Monday, November 7, 2011

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Lucky-Leprechaun-may-be-fired-from-Lucky-Charms-cereal-133319873.html

Lucky Leprechaun may be fired from Lucky Charms cereal
Famous icon sends wrong message on child obesity say critics
By FRANK O’BRIEN, IrishCentral.com Staff Writer
Published Sunday, November 6, 2011, 8:03 AMUpdated Sunday, November 6, 2011, 8:03 AM

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New federal guidelines are in the works and General Mills, owners of Lucky Charms and other breakfast giants may be forced to drop commercials that attract kids to their products.

It is a $10 billion a year market and the stakes are very high.

“The guidelines would be one of the most important ways for the food industry to improve children’s health,” said Mary Story, a University of Minnesota public health professor and expert on child and adolescent nutrition told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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The fact, that Gooferment Skrules have turned children into mind numbed robots with heads full of mush, doesn’t come up in conversation.

Parents are being replaced by Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats!

They can’t educate their children and can’t control what they eat.

Argh!

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INTERESTING: Unalienable versus Inalienable

Monday, November 7, 2011

http://dumpdc.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/what-are-unalienable-rights/

What Are Unalienable Rights?

by Russell D. Longcore

Owner and Editor, DumpDC.com

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen an expansive article about unalienable rights. We all seem to just refer to the Declaration of Independence and what Jefferson wrote, and then defer to it. But natural law and unalienable rights are where it all starts.

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“Unalienable: incapable of being alienated, that is, sold and transferred.” Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, page 1523. One cannot sell, transfer or surrender unalienable rights.

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Inalienable rights can be transferred, sold or surrendered if you give your consent. Inalienable rights are not bestowed by the Creator or inherent in humans. ”Persons” have inalienable rights, and the word “Person” is a legal term¹. Inalienable rights can be bestowed to persons by government, and can be likewise removed from persons by government. At times, government itself can be considered a “Person” in a legal sense. Most state constitutions recognize only inalienable rights.

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* The Right of Life

* Right of Personal Security

* The Right of Labor

* Right to Acquire and Enjoy Property

* Right to Contract

* Right of Free Speech

* Right of Beliefs or Conscience

* Right of Personal Liberty

* Right to the Pursuit of Happiness

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And, I always thought old Thom was just careless.

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POLITICAL: Bank of America lost money

Monday, November 7, 2011

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2011/tle643-20111106-01.html

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The Market has spoken

About a month ago Bank of America announced it was going to charge a five dollar monthly fee for using a debit card issued by them to make purchases. This led to an uproar. People closed their accounts with BofA and moved their money to credit unions and bank which did not charge this fee. Other people decided not to open accounts with BofA. Bank of America lost money.

Bank of America decided to not charge people for using their credit card. Congress passed no law. No one was sued. No injunctions were issued. No executive orders were given, no bureaucrats regulated. Free people simply applied the pressure of the market place and BofA changed its policy in response to their customers’ needs.

The Market spoke and the government was not involved. Free market capitalism worked perfectly.

And the government wasn’t involved.

A.X. Perez

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And, don’t forget that the Gooferment created the problem in the FIRST place.

Gooferment is the root of ALL evil.

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