GAMBLING: Who knew that Monty Hall had a problem?

https://youtu.be/4Lb-6rxZxx0

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I loved the quiz shows of my era. 

I’m still not sure that I agree with this person’s logic.

(Must be true. I’ve seen it on the INTERNET. And, they could put ANYTHING that wasn’t true on the internet.)

Was my original 1/3 choice bad?

Was it made worse because Monty reduced the odds?

Maybe I’m an old fool who thinks he’s just unlucky, I’d always switch.

If it was my sainted lucky wife, I’d never switch.

Wasn’t it really a 50/50 coin flip, disguised as a 1 in 3 choice?

Argh!

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ECONOMICS: The US Military is obsolete and just misdirected

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/fred-reed/bombing-enemies-cant-fight-back/

An Obsolescent Military: Bombing Everything, Gaining Nothing
By Fred Reed
September 26, 2016  

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All of which is to say that while the US military looks formidable, it isn’t particularly useful, and aids China by bankrupting the US. Repeatedly it has demonstrated that it cannot defeat campesinos armed with those most formidable weapons, the AK, the RPG, and the IED. The US does not have the land forces to fight a major or semi-major enemy. It could bomb Iran, with unpredictable consequences, but couldn’t possibly conquer it.

The wars in the Mid-East illustrate the principle nicely. Iraq didn’t work. Libya didn’t work. Iran didn’t back down. ISIS and related curiosities? The Pentagon is again bombing an enemy that can’t fight back—its specialty—but that it seems unable to defeat.

The wrong military, wrong enemy, wrong war, wrong world.

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Wow, Fred Reed had really nailed this one.

Militaries are famous for fighting the LAST war.

The Civil War was fought as if the war didn’t have any accurate weapons. WW1 was fought with massed troops fed into machine guns. WW2 was fought similarly. Etc. Etc. Etc.

Argh!

When will we realize that the Gooferment is fat, slow, and stupid.

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INTERESTING: Tiny Homes — an idea who’s time has come

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/no_author/10-incredible-tiny-homes/

10 Tiny Homes With Icredibly Inspiring Design Concepts
By Alexa Erickson Collective Evolution
September 26, 2016

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I have an obsession with tiny homes. Despite not living in one myself, I feel overjoyed that there is a movement that celebrates simplicity, and goes against the grain of everything modern day culture pushes for. Rather than bigger being better, tiny homes exemplify the idea that less is more.

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I’m not obsessed, but, in my next life, I’d love to try it.

I like #3. Rustic Backyard Micro House (154 square feet!)

Rustic Backyard Micro House

I can imagine myself in my old age living comfortable here. (Where do I put the home health aide?)

I can forsee that youngsters will chose this over a giant mortgage and giant student debts.

I can see how developers would build the World War II tract home type subdivisions with huge numbers of these “lots”.

IMHO definitely an idea who’s time has come.

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RANT: Lester Holt — just like Candy Crowley — with a twist!

http://heatst.com/politics/lester-holt-the-third-debater/

Lester Holt: The Third Debater?
By Heat Street Staff | 11:01 pm, September 26, 2016  

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At tonight’s debate, Donald Trump faced off not just against Hillary Clinton, but against moderator Lester Holt.

  • Hillary’s emails
  • Benghazi
  • The Clinton Foundation

While ignoring these issues, Holt grilled Trump on

  • stop-and-frisk,
  • the birther story,
  • his comments about women,
  • his many bankruptcies,
  • why he hasn’t released his tax returns

— and a host of other issues the media sees as unfriendly to the Republican candidate.

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Disgraceful.

Trump was “Candy Crowley-ied”!

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http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/27/lester-holt-spins-debate-for-hillary-6-huge-ways-plays-gotcha-with-trump.html

1)      Jobs: Holt pressed Trump with two questions on how he was going to add jobs even though the first answer discussed renegotiating trade deals.

2)      Taxes: He portrayed the tax plans from the left – Clinton wanting to tax the rich and Trump “calling for tax cuts for the wealthy,” forcing Trump to correct him.

3)      Tax Returns: Trump got hit hard with tax return questions for “business conflicts” while Hillary got a slide on emails, her hidden speeches and Clinton Foundation business conflicts.

4)      Birthers: Holt asked a “birther” question that lasted longer than Clinton’s email answer. He then added three separate follow-ups to jam up Trump.

5)      Iraq: He hammered Trump for supporting the Iraq War, downplaying how Hillary had voted to do the same.

6)      Hillary’s Gaffe: When asked about biased policing, Clinton said, “I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police.” Holt ignored it, rather than challenge the idea everyone is bigoted.

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http://baltimoregazette.com/clinton-received-debate-questions-week-debate/

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10 Things Clinton Was Not Asked During The Debate

(this is a note from the RNC)

#1: The 5 Aides Given Immunity By The FBI Or Her Reckless Secret Server

#2: The Multiple False Statements About How Her “Extremely Careless” Actions Endangered Our National Security

#3: Her “Basket Of Deplorables” Insult Toward Millions of Americans

#4: Clinton Foundation Pay To Play Accusations

#5: Her Failures And Lies On The Attacks In Benghazi

#6: Her Support For Obamacare

#7: Her Deep Support From And Ties To Wall Street

#8: Veterans Affairs Scandal She Arrogantly Called “Not Widespread”

#9: Her Comments About Wanting To Put The Coal Industry Out Of Work

#10: Her Deception And Lack Of Transparency On Her Health

Thoughts?

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Which of the following issues were discussed during last night’s Presidential Debate?

a) The sanctity of life
b) Religious freedom
c) Helping poor children attend a better school
d) Taxpayer-funded abortion

Answer: That’s right. None of the above.  

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POLITICAL: Merge two broke cities to make … what?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3805546/Obstacles-abound-2-poor-US-cities-consider-merging.html

A tale of two VERY poor cities: Cleveland considers merging with East Cleveland in bid to raise them both out of abject poverty 

  • Cleveland officials are looking at development possibilities that exist in its struggling neighbor East Cleveland
  • Cleveland has a shrinking population, entrenched poverty and neighborhoods beset with decay and violent crime

PUBLISHED: 17:29 EST, 24 September 2016 | UPDATED: 06:44 EST, 25 September 2016

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Well, at the very least, the “management” can be downsized?

One would think that a cut in ½ would be possible.

That’s good for the Taxpayers.

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POLITICAL: Is HRC physically fit for the Presidency?

https://youtu.be/P9E6PlCLCYg

I’m not a doctor; nor do I play on TV … … BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), … …

It sounds like “We, The Sheeple” are being lied to again.

This is consistent with the Clinton modus operandi.

Spin, hide, obfuscate, and when in doubt lie!

Argh!

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RANT: Neo-conservatives become neo-liberals?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/no_author/neocons-remove-mask/

The Neo-Liberals
The Z Man
September 24, 2016

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It is a good reminder that neo-conservatism was always a Progressive heresy and never had roots in Anglo-Saxon conservatism. Modern Progressivism has curdled into a list of hatreds, offering nothing but an increasingly dark vision of society. The neocons are following the same path. Guys like Jeff Jacoby can only tell you what they are not, and increasingly that sounds like “not American.” To be a neocon today is to do little more than spew venom at normal Americans for not supporting wars of choice and unlimited immigration.

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Seems like if Trump wins the “conservatives” will take their warfare / welfare principles off to the D’s.

Can’t hurt for them to go away.

Argh!

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RANT: College is big biz

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/walter-e-williams/left-wing-cruelty-black-students/

Cruelty to Black Students
By Walter E. Williams
September 23, 2016

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The problem of black education begins long before college. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as The Nation’s Report Card, shows that nationally in 2015, only 7 percent of black 12th-graders scored proficient in math, and only 17 percent did so in reading. This suggests that the average black 12th-grader has the academic proficiency of a white eighth- or ninth-grader. Consider the following question: If one admits 1,000 randomly selected eighth- and ninth-graders to college and admits 1,000 randomly selected 12th-graders, who do you think is going to come out on top? Who would be surprised if the eighth- and ninth-graders felt inferiority, oppression, and insensitivity?

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Clearly the Goofement Skrules are failures. They are not preparing posterity for “real life”.

Then, the politician and bureaucrats want to “send everyone to college”. How stupid.

What’s the ROI of wasting everyone’s time and a ton of money on “students” who will never succeed with majors that are virtually useless.

And, I still have never seen a poor plumber.

The problem, as I see it, is just another instance of the “socialist calculation problems”. How can one or anyone calculate an ROI? When a private entrepreneur invests their own capital, they calculate — perhaps at a gut level — what will be the likelihood of a return. Unfortunately, students and their families going into debt are essentially misled by the Gooferment Skrules about the return.

Argh!

Of course, the Liberals in the Colleges profit from the bodies pushed through their “meat grinders”!

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Maybe The Donald will kill the DEA, HHS, and the FDA?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/joseph-mercola/big-pharma-hates-pot/

Why These Federal Agencies Should Be Abolished
By Joseph Mercola Mercola.com
September 19, 2016

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The use of marijuana for medical purposes is now legal in 25 states and, as of this writing, two additional states (Arkansas and Florida) have pending legislation or ballot measures to legalize medical marijuana.

Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and the District of Columbia have also legalized recreational use of marijuana for adults, while 16 states have decriminalized certain marijuana possession offenses.

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Marijuana Does Not Meet Criteria for Schedule 1 Controlled Substances

According to the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, Schedule 1 drugs are defined as those having a “high potential for abuse” and “no acceptable medical use in treatment.” Research to date shows that marijuana meets neither of these criteria. 

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With this decision, the DEA and HHS have completely lost all credibility, proving they will act AGAINST the public good if it means protecting corporate interests. The hypocrisy is so blatant it’s infuriating.

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These agencies are not serving the public but the Crony Capitalists of Big Pharma.

Argh!

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FINANCIAL: The FED is our enemy

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/thomas-dilorenzo/hillarys-sicko-relationship/

Hillary’s “Partner in Government”
By Thomas DiLorenzo
September 17, 2016

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What all of this means is that the Fed is an engine of political corruption and economic instability.  It has generated inflation rather than controlling it (the dollar is worth less than 5% of its value in 1913, the year the Fed was created); has caused endless boom-and-bust cycles such as the 2008 real estate market crash; hides the true cost of government, especially the costs of war; and generates what economists call a “political business cycle” as described by Robert Weintraub’s research.

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Yeah, and this article puts to rest the FED’s “independence”.

So what can’t we go to a REAL gold standard?

It couldn’t be any worse.

Argh!

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RANT: Colin Kaepernick is a flyspeck and not the issue we have to face

Received a forwarded email  from a relative with a lot of picture meme, mostly from Facebook, about Colin Kaepernick. Since I have no life, I immediately took issue with the importance of this fellow.
 
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Dear Usual:
 
Of course, he has the right to protest in any manner he sees fit.
 
While we have many many “problems” in this country, we have the opportunity to change.
 
Over my lifetime, I have shifted politically from “right” to little L libertarian. At the same time the country seems to have shifted from “right” to “left” while losing it’s collecting soul and in some instances mind.
 
I don’t know how we get back to the Dead Old White Guys’ vision to a land of peace and prosperity. But making this fellow either a scapegoat for misplaced anger, or anything more than the trivial spoiled individual who seeking his “identity”, is a wasted misplaced effort.
 
Hence, I’d like to focus on the big issues and what can we do to change them. Most notably, the welfare / warfare state which is besieged by Crony Capitalists, politicians, and bureaucrats that suck the system dry.
 
I’d start by bringing all the girls and boys home from these foreign mistakes until we have a real national unity about spilling blood and spending treasure. Then, I’d eliminate “welfare” for everyone — corporations and individuals — politicians and “fat cats” alike — and reset the Nation on the path of fiscal responsibility and individual responsibility. Tough love for America might, just might, recapture the American dream.
 
I regret that it’s the posterity that will inherit our hubris.
 
Dona Nobis Pacem
fjohn
 
 
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Sent from my iPhone

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POLITICAL: What do we do when faced with overwhelming evidence?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/andrew-p-napolitano/whats-fbi-hiding/

What Is the FBI Hiding?
By Andrew P. Napolitano
September 15, 2016

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What is going on here? The FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton has not served the rule of law. The rule of law — a pillar of American constitutional freedom since the end of the Civil War — mandates that the laws are to be enforced equally. No one is beneath their protection, and no one is above their requirements. To enforce the rule of law, we have hired the FBI.

What do we do when the FBI rejects its basic responsibilities?

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Nothing?

“America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.” — opening lines of 101 Things To Do ‘Til The Revolution by Claire Wolfe

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97.     Bury gold, guns and goodies   

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Argh!

Wake the flock up? Referring to “We, The Sheeple”.

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HARDWARE: Safety jewelry

http://www.roarforgood.com/

“Smart safety jewelry designed to help reduce assaults”

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$100 pre release.

A little pricy, but it may be a lifesaver.

Marketed to women, but maybe should be for children?

Interested in opinions?

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TINFOILHAT: HRC’s double!

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/phillip-f-nelson/hillary-use-body-double/

Body Doubles: A Very Handy Politico’s Tool, From LBJ to HRC
By Phillip F. Nelson
September 14, 2016

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An interesting story about a purported “Hillary Double” is now bouncing around the internet, even though it has not yet broken through the “glass ceiling” that covers the Mainstream Media (MSM), except for a few places where it is mentioned in hushed tones, as yet another “conspiracy theory.”

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The accompanying report notes the fact that when Mrs. Clinton left the event at the 9/11 memorial ceremony she collapsed and had to be lifted by several of her attendants into her van. Clearly, that vehicle is specially equipped to accommodate her needs and is never very far away from where she is. After it drove off, instead of taking the obviously very ill candidate to a hospital, it turned out that less than an hour later, she emerged from her daughter Chelsea’s apartment building looking as “fit as a fiddle.” Still another rumor has it that Chelsea’s apartment includes a special room that is equipped just for her mother’s needs: A standard hospital room, with the bed and all the other related medical appliances one might find in a hospital.

What gives the story “legs” (no pun intended) is that when Hillary did emerge from the apartment building, she seemed to have lost about 20 pounds in the process and had apparently even changed her earrings, even though she seemed to be wearing the same clothes as she previously had worn at the ceremony. But another interesting point was observed which also makes the entire vignette quite a bit more enigmatic: She was alone, not one Secret Service agent or the large black man in suit and tie who is usually always at her side, carrying something that looks a lot like a medical device even though her campaign says it’s only a flashlight (But why is he always carrying it in the daylight)? And worse, she wanders out to the sidewalk and proceeds to hug a young girl, even though she was just diagnosed with contagious pneumonia! As America is temporarily “relieved” to see the candidate recuperate almost instantly to what had seemed to be a severe, life-threatening medical emergency, the cloak of concern simply morphs into one of astonishment. Not to the wonders of modern medical treatments that could work so immediately, but to the question of what is truth, contrasted with what is possibly related to the worlds of sorcery and black magic: A product not of medical technology, but that of the world of ages-old gypsies and grifters: It’s known colloquially as “blue smoke and mirrors.”

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Sorry, but I agree that they are using a “body double”.

The tip off is nothing that looks like Secret Service!

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The FDA needs to be shut down

http://readynutrition.com/resources/fda-bans-40-of-antibacterial-soaps-due-to-presence-of-dangerous-chemicals_08092016/

FDA Bans 40% of Antibacterial Soaps Due to Presence of “Dangerous Chemicals”
Pamela Bofferding 

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But after 40 years of lawsuits and extensive scientific studies, the FDA has finally made a sensible decision about the matter.

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Who needs the FDA if it takes 40 years?

Argh!

And we already know they are a tool of Big Pharma.

Let’s downsize them out of existence!

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RANT: What have we to show for 15 years of war?

 

http://personalliberty.com/15-years-911-perpetual-war-liberties-lost/

15 years after 9/11; perpetual war and liberties lost
Posted on September 12, 2016 by Bob Livingston 

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So, what have we to show for 15 years of war?

Our currency – and with it our morality — is being destroyed. Paper money fiat – which is being created at a record pace to fund the wars and prop up the phony economic recovery — is directly the foundation of Machiavellian mentality.

Government printing press money distorts economic reality, dilutes morality and is the true source of “income inequality.” Financial speculation rises with the increase in paper money and the general work ethic deteriorates. The something-for-nothing mentality pervades society.

Paper money promotes the “quick buck” syndrome like narcotics peddling and hookers on the streets. Hookers, incidentally, were widespread in the Weimar Republic in Germany in 1923 because the women had to sell their bodies for food for themselves and their families.

In a paper money society, the social order visibly deteriorates. The morality of the stable gold standard gradually changes to the amorality of fiat. Few people see the cause and effect, and the politicians try to legislate human behavior. They always fail, as the system is overrun with jails and prisons.

An unlimited supply of paper money buys sophisticated arms that create fear and the propaganda to manipulate the people against their personal freedom and best interest. Fiat paper money is tyranny or becomes tyranny. It guarantees criminal government.

Paper money, personal freedom and privacy are incompatible. Paper money centralizes power to the state and diminishes the individual. This is the first cause of all you see happening. All modern wars are paper money wars. Paper money pays the politicians their lavish profligacy, and they keep their mouths shut about the fiat system.

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A lot!

The worst lost is the sense of American exceptionalism.

And, the moral authority from WW2 has been squandered by politicians and bureaucrats.

At the end of WW2, America was beloved around the world.

Then, little by little, drip by drip, it was squandered by the politicians and bureaucrats.

Enabled by the FED and Crony Capitalists, everything was stolen.

They talk about the Clinton’s taking the White House dishes and all the W’s from keyboards, “we” lost so much more.

How do we recover it?

IMHO, it’s restore “honest money”, balance the budget in REAL terms, and come to grips with the debt.

First step is to bring home all the girls and boys from these overseas “adventures”.

Getting our own house in order is priority one!

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RANTING: Apologizing for Generation Meathead!

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/no_author/generation-meathead/

Generation Meathead
The Burning Platform
September 12, 2016
Guest Post by The Zman

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Maybe that happens, maybe it is too far gone and alt-right is a just an echo from the past that is too far gone to matter. Regardless, generation Meathead will be remembered as the cohort that gnawed away at the social fabric of the nation, like rats, until it began to fall to pieces. Maybe this election is the start of the great cleaning up of the mess made by guys like Reiner and he cohort. Maybe it is something else, but their time is coming to an end. Generation Meathead will soon be gone. Good riddance 

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I remember a line from a movie directed by Rob Reiner 

“… You gather a group of middle-aged, middle-class, middle-income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family and American values and character. …” 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112346/quotes?ref_=tt_ql_trv_4

I remember “with longing” for that easier time.

… when only those with military experience could aspire to be a Commander in Chief or a Senator.

… when the Blue Dog Democrats were the budget hawks and the Republicans were too.

… when there was a Senate selected by the State Legislators and there was no such thing as an “unfunded mandate”.

… when there was shame at being on the public dole and folk looked after each other.

… when criminals were severely punish and honest citizens could be safe in their daily lives.

… when the money was honest.

… when the politicians and bureaucrats were too. (Alright, there was the concept of “good graft”.)

I feel sorry that the “Greatest Generation” may have abdicated their responsibility to transfer their ethic to the next one.

Hopefully, it’s not too late.

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TINFOILHAT: Not Even Simplest Questions Answered?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/no_author/15-years-since-911/

‘It’s Been 15 Years. Not Even Simplest Questions Answered’ – 9/11 Survivor to RT
RT News
September 12, 2016 

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DeSantis finds it staggering that Saudi Arabia was “granted sovereign immunity” despite so much evidence pointing in its direction.

“Since when do you afford sovereign immunity to a foreign country involved in terrorist attacks upon your country that kills tens of thousands, not just the 3,000 that they claimed that day, which I don’t believe as I think it was higher, but those who have died later from their injuries and their illnesses,” he said.

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Seems like it!

We need to get to the “true story”.

Was this like the Reichstag fire?

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GOVERNACIDE: Another Benghazi factoid I didn’t know about!

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/11/what-benghazi-attack-taught-me-about-hillary-clinton.html

STATE DEPARTMENT
What the Benghazi attack taught me about Hillary Clinton
By Gregory N. Hicks  Published September 11, 2016  FoxNews.com 

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U.S. law also requires the secretary of state to ensure that all U.S. government personnel assigned to a diplomatic post abroad be located at one site. If not, the secretary — and only the secretary — with the concurrence of the agency head whose personnel will be located at a different location, must issue a waiver. The law, which states specifically that the waiver decision cannot be delegated, was passed after the 1998 bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa, when deficient security was blamed for that debacle under Bill Clinton’s presidency.

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After all this time, here comes yet another factoid that I don’t think was well known.

While I don’t think Congress — or any “committee” — can “legislate” tactics, it does seem clear that they can insist on the proper level of decision making on certain “hot topics” or high risk sites of previous disasters.

Argh!

Do politicians and bureaucrats EVER learn?

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RANT: What have we learned from 9/11?

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/09/11/fifteen-years-911-learned/

Zumwalt: Fifteen Years After 9/11, What Have We Learned?
by JAMES ZUMWALT
11 Sep 2016

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Because we fail to label it as such, civilization jihad has established a beachhead throughout the Western world. One need only look to France to understand what is happening.

Today more than half that country’s military is deployed domestically due to the Islamist threat. We see Muslim policemen refusing to protect Jewish synagogues, targeted by supposed Muslim “moderates,” yet the false cry of Islamophobia hides the reality anti-Semitism exists there. No wonder Jews are now leaving France in droves.

Interestingly, even as Muslims on Arab TV broadcast programs raising the issue of their religion’s penchant for violence, political correctness inhibits any such discussion in the West. Given this free pass, clerics in Western mosques continue to preach Islam’s gospel of global sharia to their flocks. While teaching anti-West hatred, some clerics, like England’s recently-convicted (for promoting ISIS) Anjem Choudary, live off welfare, earning more than the British soldiers being sent to fight the Islamism they promote.

What have we learned from 9/11? In the words of the Temptations, “Absolutely nothing!”

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Sadly, he’s absolutely correct.

We are allowing the politicians and bureaucrats to flood the country with “refugees” who immediately get more “welfare” than our own citizens and veterans.

We are allowing “political correctness” to preempt the discussion on important national issues.

We are allowing the leftist “media” to convince us of thing that will destroy us.

AND, worst of all, “we” don’t seem to understand the depth and breath of the problems.

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SECESSION: If 9/11 can’t change the interventional foreign, then maybe secession is the peaceful way out?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/kirkpatrick-sale/president-hillary-2/

The Great Divide—and Secession?
By Kirkpatrick Sale
September 9, 2016

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Yes, it is true that once there was a war fought to stop secession, but that was because the richest part of the country was the one that voted to secede, and that would have meant a great loss of the duties and tariffs the rest of the country had come to depend on.  So the threatened part had to go to war against the richest part to prevent that loss, with the full backing of the party of its industrialists, bankers, and railroadmen.

But those conditions no longer obtain.  If Texas seceded it would not seriously endanger the wealth of the rest of the country, though there would need to be a resetting of certain trade and ownership relations.  And it would be a wonderful trading partner—it would rank 12th in the world in total GDP and its GDP per capita would put it in the top 10, and 12 per cent higher than the remaining United States.  Of course, its defense industry might be hit hard if the U.S. didn’t want to support it any longer, and Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter and the rest might lose contracts, but an independent Texas would surely be happy to build up its own defenses and be an immediate replacement for lost work.

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Unfortunately, … …

… … our foreign policy sucks. And, there doesn’t seem to be any way to get it changed. 

So maybe we need to change the system. 

Secession of one or more states, or groups of states, would give an obvious reason for a real “reset”. 

Dump all these terrible “agreements” and become like the Swiss who do MYOB so well.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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TINFOILHAT: 9/11 needs more investigating!

http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/09/08/911s-known-knowns/

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 | JEFF CLYBURN
9/11’S KNOWN KNOWNS

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•  In the days before 9/11, highly abnormal levels of put options — bets that a stock price will fall — were in place on major US stock markets for not only the airlines involved, but also for multiple financial giants that suffered significant losses in the attacks.

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Follow the money!

I’m still not anywhere convinced that we know even part of the story.

“Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?” —Groucho Marx

Yup! I don’t believe the “official story”!!!

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RANTING: What good is the FDA?

http://nutritionfacts.org/2016/09/08/eat-protect-kidney-cancer

What to Eat and What to Avoid to Protect Against Kidney Cancer
Written by: Michael Greger M.D. on September 8th, 2016

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When meat producers advertise their bacon or lunch meat as “uncured,” this means no nitrites or nitrates added. But if you look at the small print you’ll see something like “except for celery juice.” That’s just a sneaky way to add nitrites. Processed meat producers ferment the nitrates in celery to create nitrites, then add it to the meat; a practice even the industry admits “may be viewed as incorrect at best or deceptive at worst.”

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So “meat producers” find away to deceive the consumers and where’s the FDA?

Why does “We, The Sheeple” think that the Gooferment cares about “protecting” THEM?

Argh!

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