SURVIVAL: Water, water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink when you need it

8 Life-Saving Emergency Items That Should Be In Your Car Right Now
Written by: Zach Dunn

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4. Water purification and storage. Don’t get caught without some water with you and a means to purify more. A simple pot can do for boiling, and water purification filters can make river and lake water drinkable. I suggest you have a few bottles and at least one method to purify more H20.

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You have to have water. No doubt about that!

If you’re going to be stupid, then the wilderness will kill you.

And, you have to rotate your bottled water. It can evaporate in the sealed bottle cause the container to fail. Water in your trunk is a disaster weather is flood or a case of water that you store there.

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RANT: GSA’s 10% occupancy rate?

EPA Spends $92 Million on Office Furniture
Jason Stapleton –  Sep 25, 2015

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If you’re thinking, “That must be some nice furniture!” you’re absolutely right. The EPA ended up spending an average of $6,000 per employee buying some of the most expensive furniture in America.

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More shocking was the assertion that the inventory of Government Services Administration (GSA) leases shows that there is a 10% occupancy rate.

The podcast states that the GSA has an inventory of 8,000 buildings. With a 10% rate, that means that they only need 800?


Any place I ever worked that occupancy rate was between 80 and 120%. 

With teleworking, even less space is needed.


The Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. And this is an example of it.

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RANT: All is not well with the “refugee” influx

Germany in a state of SIEGE: Merkel was cheered when she opened the floodgates to migrants. Now, with gangs of men roaming the streets and young German women being told to cover up, the mood’s changing 

  • Thousands of economic migrants are posing as refugees to reach Europe
  • David Cameron said this week that Europe must said failed asylum claimants back to their countries
  • Demands for Germany’s ‘open doors and windows’ policy to be scrapped
  • Women said rape and child abuse were rife in Giessen’s refugee camp

PUBLISHED: 18:27 EST, 25 September 2015 | UPDATED: 19:29 EST, 25 September 2015

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Meanwhile, the migrants keep arriving. Many have deliberately thrown away their passports on their journey through Europe, so they can pretend to be Syrian refugees rather than economic migrants.

The authorities, now being urged by both the EU and Germany’s leaders to return those who aren’t genuine, are completely overwhelmed.

At Freilassing, on the border with Austria, I see hundreds of migrants waiting in teeming rain to reach Mrs Merkel’s promised land. Wrapped in see-through charity macs, they queue excitedly for soup. Most have travelled for weeks, from Turkey by boat to Greece, then via Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia to Austria.

‘We are nearly there,’ says Arun Ari, 27, grinning. He comes from the Syrian town of Kobane, where Kurdish fighters have been battling Islamic State for two years.
He seems a deserving refugee among so many who are not, yet won’t show me his identity papers.

Deserving or not, he faces a tough future. Arun will be processed in one of the camps set up all over Germany in former military bases, school gymnasiums, sports halls, even a former monastery. Yet, just like him, almost every male migrant I meet is optimistic.

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And, if this is happening in Germany, then it must be happening here.

These communities show no signs of “assimilation”.

Wonder where it all ends.

Strife and mayhem?

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GUNS: San Fran preempts the RKBA

Surrender: San Fran’s iconic, last gun shop to close over new regulations
By Hollie McKay
Published September 24, 2015

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The proposed new city regulations, which could only be aimed at High Bridge Arms, would have required the shop to take and preserve video of all transactions and turn customers’ personal data over to police on a weekly basis. General Manager Steven Alcairo said the shop’s owners finally threw in the towel after years of what they consider being unfairly targeted with burdensome rules and regulations. Past regulations have required the shop to bar ads and displays from its windows and install cameras and barriers around its exterior. The shop has 17 cameras as it is, and turns video over to police on request, he said.

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Isn’t this a de facto obliteration of the Second Amendment?

And if the gang of Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats, calling themselves the “City of San Francisco”  gets away with it, then why not all of California!


Wake up “We, The Sheeple”!

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TINFOILHAT: “Conspiracy” allows the elite to dismiss legitimate questions

10 Disturbing Facts Most Americans Are Too Fearful to Face
Humans Are Free 
September 23rd, 2015

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7. “Conspiracy” doesn’t mean what you think it does

Throughout the history of humanity people do things by planning it out, this simple act or organizing is considered bizarre, unlikely and improbable by a generation of brainwashed people controlled by one hypnotic word: “conspiracy“!

That’s right. You may be reading this and thinking this refers to you. The simple phrase “conspiracy” or “conspiracy theory” has singlehandedly mind-controlled millions of Americans like no other word or phrase has. Unfortunately there is no way around it.

“Conspiracy” is a substitute word for an otherwise ordinary act of planning or coordinating. Something all people do especially groups like corporations and governments. You MUST plan, organize, or “conspire” to do things. That’s how things get done!

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I think that where “Conspiracy Theorists” go wrong is that they speculate on the answers.

It’s sufficient to present facts and ask questions. We, since I put me and my tin foil hat in the same camp, don’t have to provide answers. 

As a “Conspiracy Questioner”, I would prefer to layout things in this format: facts and questions. Period.

For one example:

  • JFK was assassinated.
  • If you believe the Warren Report, then how was Oswald able to be the lone gun man with an inferior weapon.

For another example:

  • 9/11 happened.
  • How did the BBC report WTC7’s collapse before it happened?

And, the just stack the questions, line by line.

I think this is a much more powerful way to raise doubts.  Better than saying LBJ did it or the CIA led cabal blew up WTC7.


“Question authority”? What a joke. “We, The Sheeple” have lost their ability to think critically and I blame it on Gooferment Skrules.

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GUNS: Let’s protect the children EFFECTIVELY

Protecting America’s Children
Posted by Jenn Jacques on September 21, 2015 at 5:28 pm

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In 2013 more than 80 bills were introduced in at least 33 states related to arming teachers or school staff, but only Alabama, Kansas, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas enacted laws affecting public schools, according to a report by the Council of State Governments. In the state of Wisconsin, concealed carry permit holders can request permission to carry from the principal of their local school, and a new law just went into effect this year allowing both off duty and retired LEO’s to carry in schools as well.  The Outdoor Channel’s in-depth documentary Safe Haven hosted by Katie Pavlich was an eye-opening look into just how ineffective gun-free zones really are.

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“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — attributed to Einstein

So, we have demonstrated evidence that “gun free” zones do NOT work.

Can we try something different?


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NEW YORK –  Some of the more widely quoted philosophy of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher who died Tuesday at age 90:
On his approach to at-bats: “You can’t think and hit at the same time.”
On selecting a restaurant: “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”
On economics: “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
On the 1973 Mets: “We were overwhelming underdogs.”
On how events sometimes seem to repeat themselves “It’s deja vu all over again!”
On baseball attendance: “If people don’t come to the ballpark, how are you gonna stop them?”
On a slipping batting average: “Slump? I ain’t in no slump. … I just ain’t hitting.”
On travel directions: “When you come to a fork in the road take it.”
On pregame rest: “I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4.”
On battling the shadows in left field at Yankee Stadium: “It gets late early out there.”
On fan mail: “Never answer an anonymous letter.”
On being told he looked cool: “You don’t look so hot yourself.”
On being asked what time it was: “You mean now?”
On being given a day in his honor: “Thank you for making this day necessary.”
On a spring training drill: “Pair off in threes.”
On his approach to playing baseball: “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.”
On death: “Always go to other people’s funerals. Otherwise they won’t go to yours.”
On learning: “You can observe a lot by watching.”
On his team’s diminishing pennant chances: “It ain’t over `till it’s over.”
On the fractured syntax attributed to him: “I really didn’t say everything I said.”

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Requiescat In Pacem, Yogi. 

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GOLDBUG: Gold preserves value

Gold Remains Money
By Alasdair Macleod GoldMoney
September 19, 2015

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Government currencies come and go while human values endure. The adaptability of the human race will allow it to continue to use whatever is most convenient for day-to-day transactions. But the days of ordinary people in the welfare states blindly accepting fiat currencies as valid for storing the product of their labour, however temporary, are probably drawing to a close. The impossibility of our debt obligations, including the net present value of future welfare commitments, is catching up with us, and the requirement to debase these obligations is becoming paramount.

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There is NO way to preserve value but in gold.


The FED is the essence of the King debasing the currency and stealing for the people.

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.

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HEALTH: Let plants be thy medicine?

How Much Longer Do Fruit and Vegetable Eaters Live?
Written by: Michael Greger M.D. on September 17th, 2015

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In a study out of Taiwan, researchers concluded that spending just 50 cents a day on fruits or vegetables could buy people about a 10% drop in mortality. That’s quite a bargain. Imagine if there was a drug that—without side-effects—could lower our risk of death 10%. How much do you think drug companies would charge? Probably more than 50 cents.

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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates

Guess the old guy should have been more specific.

“Let plants be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― an updated Hippocrates

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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

― Hippocrates

GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The Gooferment doesn’t reign in the credit reporting agencies

This man’s bank keeps telling him he’s dead
With agencies relying on automated bank reports, coming back from the dead is just as hard as it sounds
By Russell Brandom  on September 16, 2015 04:09 pm

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Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, consumers can dispute any fact in their credit report, giving agencies 30 days to confirm it or back down — but that measure was little help to Jokinen. He reported the mistake to Experian and the two other major agencies, but they simply confirmed that Chase had marked him as dead and moved on. He reported the issue to Chase, but the bank was slow to react, and as soon as one agency made the fix, another report of his death would echo back through a different channel. Ultimately, he had to appeal directly to the Social Security Agency for a “living letter,” but even that wasn’t enough to restore his credit. “I have been spending an average of seven hours each week, just keeping these mounting credit errors under control,” Jokinen told the Senate Banking Committee. “I am a living case example of how our current fair credit reporting laws still don’t work as intended.”

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How about the Congresscritters say “treble damages”?

Bet that fixes things in a heartbeat!

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RANT: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

Untangling Pileup of Miscues in Giants’ Loss
SEPT. 14, 2015

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Sometimes football can seem so simple: Throw the ball, catch the ball, kick the ball.

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Sorry, it’s Eli’s and Couglin’s loss.

Either could have locked up the win.


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LIBERTY: The Separation of Education and State

Poll Results: When Should Schools Open?
Because Labor Day was a bit late this year, some schools, including South Brunswick, opted to open before the holiday.
By MICHELLE SAHN (Patch Staff)
September 13, 2015 

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Frankly, the Government should not be involved in education at all. Hence the discussion of the terms and conditions of schools and “education” would not be a matter of public concern; it would be between the privately run school and the parents or guardians. 

“We, The Sheeple” have accepted the Progressives contention that “school is too important to be left to parents”. Remember that the Prussian model of education that was brought to the US from Germany had three goals: cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite. Note that today’s elite NEVER send their children to public schools. With Jimmy Carter as the notable exception.

It will admittedly take decades to unravel this immoral, ineffective, and inefficient system that has developed over the last 70 years or so. But that doesn’t mean we should shirk away from the hard task of rescuing the children from the slavery of Gooferment propaganda and the tyranny of low expectations.

I’ll have to find or recreate my 40 year proposal that I created for the Hands Across New Jersey tax revolt group in the 80’s. If I could have “sold” that plan then, we’d be five years from a truly free market in education.


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Poll Results: When Should Schools Open?

Because Labor Day was a bit late this year, some schools, including South Brunswick, opted to open before the holiday.

HARDWARE: In praise of Chromebooks and Chromeboxes


{Privacy Invoked} #1 · Seaside Heights, NJ · 

Ok Facebook world. My laptop died but it is IMPERATIVE that I have a computer, I’m in Grad school. Is a Chromebook good enough for writing papers, printing out papers coupons and the like and surging the web? I’ll b using a flash drive or google docs too. Help!?!

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FJohn Reinke

I have several. I use them for most computing chores. Bought one for {Privacy Invoked} as a gift to replace her old windoze box. She loves it.

  • As long as you use the cloud and the inet, it’s perfect for light weight computing use.
  • Cheap. I’ve seen them as low as 199. 
  • By using the cloud, you’re forced to keep your data backed up.
  • Should you lose it, destroy it, or have it stolen, it’s trivial to get a new one and not miss a beat.
  • Also no malware can infect you.

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{Privacy Invoked} #2

We have chrome books, Windows desktop and MacBooks. All are good. But, you can only save to the cloud on a chromebook. So, if internet access is interrupted, you can’t get to your files. Also, it’s difficult to print from the chromebooks. I would suggest a Windows or Apple machine.

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FJohn Reinke

You can add local storage via usbdrive or and sd card.

Also, many of the “apps” have an offline capability. 

I use google cloud printing capability even on my mac and windoze machines for universal printing (i.e., from anywhere to Virginia, Kendall Park, or Staples). 

Should not be a problem. Sign up for my “platinum support” plan and I can help you. The “gold” plan you get {Privacy Invoked}; “silver” {Privacy Invoked}; “bronze” {Privacy Invoked}; or “lead” {Privacy Invoked}. Laugh! 

Seriously, chromebooks are the way to go for lightweight computing. And, most smartphones allow you to tether them for universal inet access. 

I have Optimum at 51F and that gives me access to Optimum wifi. Most inet service providers have that capability. McDonalds, Starbucks, and Panera have free wifi too. 

I like chromebooks for their utility and no required complete refreshes / reinstalls every so often as windoze and mac get “crud build up”.

Lot positive to be said for the Chromebook / Chromebox. I usually leave one in 51F for {Privacy Invoked} to use when we’re there.

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So let’s sum it up: cheap; simple; and worry free.

I laughed when some clowns hijacked a truck of about 1,200 MacBook Airs destined for a school worth more than a million bucks.

This revealed the waste at Gooferment Skrules that the taxpayers are paying for.


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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Case against Temple physics professor after making evidence error

America drops sale-of-secrets-to-China case against Temple physics professor after making embarrassing – and crucial – evidence error

  • Dr Xi Xiaoxing had been accused of sharing sensitive American-made technology with China
  • The FBI said he had sent details of a secret sophisticated device known as a ‘pocket heater’ to Chinese scientists
  • The federal agents claimed they had the blueprints for the heater that Dr Xi had passed on as a ‘spy’
  • It now turns out the blueprints weren’t for the pocket heater at all
  • All charges against Dr Xi have been dropped –  four months after he was led away in handcuffs, his career on the brink of ruin   
  • On Friday he lashed out at the FBI for putting his family through hell for no reason whatsoever, saying: This is not a joke. This is not a game’ 

By ASSOCIATED PRESSPUBLISHED: 23:54 EST, 11 September 2015 | UPDATED: 05:31 EST, 12 September 2015 

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An American scientist who was accused of being a spy for China has had all the charges against him dropped after the FBI admitted it had made a massive mistake in arresting him in the first place.

Federal agents had claimed they had evidence that Dr Xi Xiaoxing sent the secret blueprints for a sophisticated U.S. device called a ‘pocket heater’ to Chinese scientists.

But months after the physics professor was led away in handcuffs from Temple University, where he works, the FBI admitted the blueprints they found were not for the heater at all – but for a totally innocuous gadget.

On Friday night, Dr Xi, 57, said in a phone interview reported in the New York Times: ‘I don’t expect them to understand everything I do. But the fact that they don’t consult with experts and then charge me? Put my family through all this? Damage my reputation? They shouldn’t do this. This is not a joke. This is not a game.’ 

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Maybe the agents have been listening to the Donald and his anti-Chinese rhetoric?

In actuality, the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. And here’s an example.

Black Eye for the FBI.

Guess they have to go back to setting up fools for charges.


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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Florida Cops Arrest of DUI Lawyer

Florida Cops Unable to Turn Off New 360 Degree PINAC Cam During Arrest of Fair DUI Lawyer
Carlos Miller  

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Ever since PINAC’s Jeff Gray rode through a DUI checkpoint earlier this year with his drivers license hanging out the window in a Ziploc bag – along with a Fair DUI flyer from South Florida attorney Warren Redlich – the flyers have generated tons of media coverage as well as threats of arrests from tough-talking sheriffs.
But it was only until last month that the flyer got him arrested.

And we were there to capture that arrest with several cameras, including a new 360 degree camera we are now selling that was attached to the dashboard of my car, the PINACmobile, which he was driving.

Police tried their best to turn the camera off, but were unable to do so as you can see in the video below.

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They’re not going to react well to having their “criminal activities” disrupted.

“Inventory” the car, my <synonym for donkey>; that was a warrantless search.

And, how many “deputies” were deployed at the DUI checkpoint and who’s paying for their time.


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INTERESTING: “Direct Care” delivers staggering cost-effective results

Capitalism vs. American Health Care
7th September 2015
Tom Woods

For episode 481 of my show I talked to Dr. Josh Umbehr, whose practice in Wichita, Kansas, will knock your socks off, for reasons you’ll see below. The cost savings he and his patients enjoy because they stay away from insurance and government are absolutely staggering.

Today Dr. Umbehr wrote to say, “I’ve been on NPR, Fox News, TIME, Sean Hannity’s radio show 8x…and none have resulted in as many emails, or social media responses as yours. Your following is nothing short of outstanding and I’m very grateful for the impact it will have on spreading the word about direct care.”

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But how do I find a “direct care” doctor in Keene New Hampshire?

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RANT: Steelers website hints at shadiness

As Steelers website hints at shadiness, NFL to review communications gripe
Nate Davis, USA TODAY Sports 12:40 p.m. EDT September 11, 2015
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“Strangely enough, whenever an NFL representative proceeded to the New England sideline to shut down their headsets, the Steelers headsets cleared. Then as the representative walked away from the New England sideline, the Steelers’ headsets again started to receive the Patriots game broadcast.”
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Once again the NFL isn’t doing their job.
Two guys listening in to each team. Listener #1 — Comms go bad for team #1; he flips a switch to kill team #2 comm.
And, visa versa.
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TINFOILHAT: A look at the role of Saudi Arabia


Investigation: The US government’s 9/11 secrets (VIDEO)

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Lynch says, “It gave names of individuals and entities that i believe were complicit in the attacks on september eleventh. They were facilitators of those attacks and they are clearly identified. How people were financed, where they were housed, where the money was coming from, you know the conduits that were used and the connections between some of these individuals.”

Individuals, he says, who were never brought to justice. But who are they? And why would the U.S. government want to keep the information secret?

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TINFOILHAT: Does anyone care about “facts”?

Fourteen Incredible Facts About 9/11
Kevin Ryan 
Washington’s Blog 
September 10th, 201564

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5.  Former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger was caught stealing documents from the National Archives that had been requested by the 9/11 Commission. The Commission had previously been denied access to the documents but the White House reluctantly agreed to turn them over just as Berger was trying to steal them.

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9. News agencies, including BBC and CNN, announced the destruction of WTC 7 long before it happened. One BBC reporter announced the collapse while viewers could see the still-standing building right behind her in the video. Years later, after claiming that it had lost the tapes and then found them again, BBC’s answer to this astonishing report was that everything was just “confusing and chaotic” that day. Of course, one problem with this is that the news agencies predicted the exact building, of the many damaged in the area, that would collapse. Another big problem is that no one could have possibly predicted the collapse of WTC 7 given the unprecedented and unbelievable official account for how that happened.

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“Move along citizen, nothing to see here.”

I can’t believe that “We, The Sheeple” are so believing of the <synonym for excrement> that the Gooferment palms off on us.


Requiescat In Pacem!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Vindication of Tonya Craft

You Really Cannot Make Up This Stuff: The Ordeal and Vindication of Tonya Craft
By William L. Anderson
September 8, 2015

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Accused: My Fight for Truth, Justice, & the Strength to Forgive, by Tonya Craft with Mark Dagostina, BenBella Books, 2015, 348 pages, Hardback.

To give a brief synopsis of Accused, Catoosa County, Georgia, authorities in 2008 charged Craft, then a kindergarten teacher, of 22 counts of child molestation, with the three accusing children being two daughters of former friends, along with her own daughter. Not surprisingly, she lost her job, her two children, her home, and was vilified in the local media.

Craft endured a five-week trial in April and May of 2010, and in the end, the jurors declared her not guilty. The trial itself was a farce, a spectacle that one had to follow closely to believe. The judge permitted the two prosecutors to run the proceedings and acted as a third arm of the prosecution, openly declaring his disdain for the defense. However, despite all efforts to rig the trial, the jury gave its pronouncement and the two prosecutors literally ran from the courthouse to their vehicles, one of them covering his face with a notebook. As the title of this article states, you really cannot make up this stuff.

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Wow, this is a blockbuster that I never heard about.

If half is was is asserted is true, then the judge should be impeached, the prosecutors disbarred, and the law changed.

Talk about miscarriage of justice … …

I’d be seeking damages, arrests, and jail time for all the felonies exposed.


I know “life’s not fair”, but the law should be — supposed be — maybe isn’t?

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RANT: That hit on the referee was criminal–nfl.html

Two high school football players investigated for hit on referee
ReutersReuters – 16 hours ago

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(Reuters) – Two San Antonio, Texas high school football players are under investigation after they smashed into a referee during a game, according to local media.

In a play during John Jay High School’s game on Friday, one of the team’s defensive players ran into a referee’s back, sending him to the ground, where another player dove on him, according to a video posted on the San Antonio Express News website.

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It says “investigated” by the school and league.

The hell with that.

They should be arrested and criminally charged.

That was not even close to reasonable behavior.

Where was the coach or coaches not to calm their teams down?

Sounds like a black eye for all of  texas football.

This was imho criminal behavior.

What happened to “sportsmanship”?

At least, a “lifetime suspension”, discipline for the team, school, and the league. 


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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The stupidity of the “living wage” or “minimum wage”

The Failed Moral Argument for a “Living Wage”
By Ryan McMaken
September 5, 2015

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A Low Wage Is Unacceptable, but a Zero Wage Is Fine

And this leads to the fact that when faced with high wages, employers will seek to replace employers with non-human replacements — such as these automated cashiers at McDonalds — or other labor-saving devices.

But this phenomenon is simply ignored by the living-wage advocates. Thus, the argument that employers are morally obligated to not pay low wages becomes strangely silent in the face of workers earning no wage at all.

Indeed, we see few attempts at passing laws mandating that employers hire human beings instead of machines. While it’s no doubt true that some neo-Luddites would love to see this happen, virtually no one argues that employers not be allowed to employ labor-saving devices. Certainly, anyone making such an argument is likely to be laughed out of the room since most everyone immediately recognizes that it would be absurd to pass laws mandating that a road builder, for example, hire people with shovels instead of using bulldozers and paving machines.

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The reason that economics is called the “dismal science” is because it rubs our nose in “scarcity”.

It makes no moral arguments; it merely points out that limited resources are a finite constraint upon us.

Like the “Law” of Gravity — and the politicians’ use of the word ‘law’ has really corrupted our understanding that a physical “LAW” has no exceptions — describes how a rock drops. So too the “Laws” of Economics describe how society — not Gooferment — can organize to maximize satisfaction, minimize discomfort, and ensure that everyone is equally “happy”. Laugh.

The truly free market serves to ensure that everyone cooperates. 

And, then along comes the gang that calls themselves Gooferment and messes it all up.

Crony Capitalism and corruption makes them interfere with the smooth operation of the market.

SO why are wages any different than apples, cars, plumbers, or any other good or service?

Beats me?

Just by them passing a diktat or regulation, black youth unemployment skyrockets.

Didn’t we have civil rights marches to free the Black population?

Only to put them in welfare poverty!


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Eliminate all licensing requirements for medical schools, hospitals, pharmacies, and medical doctors and other health care personnel. Their supply would almost instantly increase, prices would fall, and a greater variety of health care services would appear on the market. Competing voluntary accreditation agencies would take the place of compulsory government licensing….Eliminate all government restrictions on the production and sale of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. This means no more Food and Drug Administration, which presently hinders innovation and increases costs.… [Our country’s robust legal profession will keep drug companies in line.]Deregulate the health insurance industry. Private enterprise can offer insurance against events over whose outcome the insured possesses no control…. [Like insuring one’s home against fires and floods, buy insurance that covers expenses for major injuries and illnesses, not like current misnamed health “insurance” that covers routine doctor visits.]Eliminate all subsidies to the sick or unhealthy. Subsidies create more of whatever is being subsidized. Subsidies for the ill and diseased breed illness and disease, and promote carelessness, indigence, and dependency. If we eliminate them, we would strengthen the will to live healthy lives and to work for a living. In the first instance, that means abolishing Medicare and Medicaid. [Private charity will once again play an important role in medical care.]

GOLD: Could “confiscation” happen again?

Will Uncle Sam Confiscate Gold Again?
By Mark O’Byrne
September 5, 2015

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Investors suffered financial losses in recent weeks as stocks globally came under pressure in August and had their worst month in the last three years.

In one of the most volatile trading periods since the global financial crisis, August saw a massive $5.7 trillion erased from the value of stocks worldwide. No major stock market was left unscathed and the risk of financial and economic contagion became evident again.

There are growing concerns internationally that in the event of another Wall Street or global stock market crash and a new systemic crisis – a Eurozone debt crisis or another Lehman Brothers collapse – there could be enforced bank closures or extended bank holidays in the EU and U.S. as seen in Greece recently.

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It’s not hard to imagine that in another “meltdown”, “market panic”, or “credit squeeze”, that the political class would use that opportunity to radically takeover the economy.

It would not be hard for “the authorities” to implement their plan for taking the trillions in IRAs / 401Ks / 403Bs / 457s by strong-arming the 2200 or so “custodians” into turning them over. Perhaps, for that, sometimes mentioned “enhanced social security benefit”?

While they are seizing the gold and precious metals — if they can find them — they will probably take the guns too.

Be interesting to see how that works out for them. 

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I don’t think any type of door to door seizure will work out to well for the “boots on the ground”.

But then again, “We, The Sheeple” have gone along before.


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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Getting paid your full salary with benefits every year for more than 20 years

Harrisburg paying officer who hasn’t worked since 1993
Sep 3rd 2015 7:15PM

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Imagine spending your last day working, and then getting paid your full salary with benefits every year for more than 20 years. This is the reality for one Harrisburg police officer.

Maritta Adley, 57, has not worked a day with the Harrisburg Police Bureau since 1993. However, she is not a former employee. She is still on the city’s payroll under its workers’ compensation program, and has been for 22 years.

City officials were made aware of the ghost employee when they took office in 2014. City Solicitor Neil Grover says officials are currently working to figure out their options.

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Well, that seems “fair”.

Gooferment bureaucrats bear no responsibilty for their failures.

Only the taxpayers suffer and suffer and suffer.


Any doubt that the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient?

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