INOVATION: what3words saves lives and resources

https://youtu.be/sPpF2BEgDPU

Published on Nov 22, 2017

Stanplus is an ambulance service in Hyderabad that has integrated what3words into its system. People calling them for emergency and medical transportation support can now use a 3 word address to refer to their exact location and get help faster.

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It would seem that even in the USA, emergency services could use this.

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INSPIRATIONAL: Gooferment Skrules need to be replaced

http://tomwoods.com/ep-1043-spontaneous-order-or-lord-of-the-flies-an-inside-look-at-a-school-that-puts-students-in-charge/

Ep. 1043 Spontaneous Order or Lord of the Flies?
An Inside Look at a School That Puts Students in Charge
21st November 2017 Tom Woods

A promotional video about this school sparked a heated debate among listeners in my private Facebook group. The video describes the school as having no classrooms, tests, or homework, in which the students direct and evaluate themselves, etc. Is this a natural model for libertarians, or is it just plain silly? I talk to a staff member and a student at the school in today’s episode.

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I bet I would have done well in a school like this. 

“Institutional prisons” replaced by a different meme!

Remember that the “Prussian model” for education was to create cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite. Remember that the “elite” cite NEVER sent their children to the “public school”.

Argh!

Great idea.

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POLITICAL: Obama-care aka SCOTUS-care aka Politicized Health Care KILLS!!!

FROM BEHIND THE WSJ PAYWALL

https://www.wsj.com/articles/obamacares-death-payments-1511465449?mod=djemMER&mg=prod/accounts-wsj

OPINION  REVIEW & OUTLOOK
ObamaCare’s Death Payments
A program to reduce hospital admissions may have led to more deaths.

By The Editorial Board
Nov. 23, 2017 2:30 p.m. ET

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ObamaCare has caused hard-to-quantify economic damage, but some of the law’s regulations may be lethal—literally. Consider a Medicare hospital payment initiative, which a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology suggests may have contributed to an increase in deaths.

Readers are likely familiar with ObamaCare’s mandate and subsidies to impel individuals to obtain health insurance. But the law also included monetary incentives and penalties aimed at inducing changes in health-care delivery and spending reductions. The government rolled out these payment models nationally without careful study, and they are having unintended side effects.

A case in point is the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which penalizes hospitals with above-average readmissions for Medicare patients. Readmissions are expensive, and the goal of the penalties is to encourage providers to take measures that reduce repeat hospitalizations—for instance, providing patients with clearer discharge instructions and coordinating with primary-care physicians.

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Hospitals with above-average readmissions are also more likely to care for low-income patients and deal with complicated medical cases. They are usually financially strapped due to low Medicaid reimbursements, and the ObamaCare penalties may make it even harder to deliver quality care.

ObamaCare effectively enrolled Medicare patients and hospitals without their consent in a mandatory policy experiment—you’ll be better off, trust us—but then neglected to evaluate the adverse effects. A drug trial with the same results would have been shut down long ago.

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Why do we let politicians and bureaucrats dabble in “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else?

It’s all about control of people and resources.

Let’s go back to a free market.

Surely the public and the poor will be better served.

Greed is good; except when the consumer is not in control.

Argh!

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RANT: DVR’s TV guide doesn’t adjust for NFL over runs timewise

2017-Nov-27

Sorry FIOS but you need to up your game. 

More than once this “season”, an NFL game over ran it’s TV Guide time slot. 

Now I don’t care about 60 MINUTES which has long ago jumped the shark, but I do care about WISDOM OF CROWDS endings being lost.

Argh!

As a fat old white guy retired injineer who’s a poor old senior citizen on a fixed income, this seems like an easy fix. 

Hire me and I’ll fix it for you.

Argh!

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INTERESTING: “Everyone Turned A Blind Eye”

https://www.boredpanda.com/domestic-violence-gun-safety-story-katherine-fugate/

Woman Reveals How Everyone Turned A Blind Eye To What Her Stepfather Was Doing
6 hours ago by James Gould-Bourn 

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In the wake of the horrific mass shooting that left 26 people dead in Sutherland Springs, Texas recently, writer Katherine Fugate decided to share her own story.“It starts somewhere. It starts in the home. I know what a mass shooter can look like.

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A stunning indictment of deliberate ignorance.

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LIBERTY: Is “liberaltarian” just a new name for socialist?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/11/david-gordon/the-new-progressives/

The New Progressives By David Gordon Mises.org November 18, 2017

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Brink Lindsey self-identifies as a libertarian; and Steven Teles is a modern liberal. They have together devised a new “liberaltarian” outlook. (The word combines elements of “libertarian” and “egalitarian”) It is a new name for an old way of thinking, and students of the Progressives will find little to surprise them.

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Certainly seems so.

The key principle of little L libertarians is the “non aggression principle”

I first heard the easiest explanation of it by Jason Stapleton when he quoted a book title “Don’t hurt people and don’t take their stuff”.

I’m not the arbiter of who’s a “libertarian” and who’s not, but it’s hard to see “Brink Lindsey” as a “libertarian”, regardless of how he self-identifies.

Small limited government is the very least degree of liberatianism as I know it.

The welfare / warfare state as we currently have is not by any stretch of the imagination “libertarian”.

And “progressivism” is merely code for socialism, imho

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MONEY: Printed “money” doesn’t represent real wealth

https://goldswitzerland.com/the-biggest-wealth-transfer-in-history/

THE BIGGEST WEALTH TRANSFER IN HISTORY
Posted on November 17, 2017 by Egon von Greyerz

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US DEBT UP 1800X IN 100 YEARS

Total US debt in 1913 was $39 billion. Today it is $70 trillion, up 1,800X. But that only tells part of the story. There were virtually no unfunded liabilities in 1913. Today they are $130 trillion. So adding the $70 trillion debt to the unfunded liabilities gives a total liability of $200 trillion.

In 1913 US debt to GDP was 150%. Today, including unfunded liabilities, the figure becomes almost 1,000%. This is the burden that ordinary Americans are responsible for a burden that will break the US people and the US economy as well as the dollar. 

Whilst ordinary people have been landed with liabilities that they can never repay, the bankers and the 1% elite has profitably (ab)used the leverage that the debt expansion has created and thus amassed massive fortunes.

That is why we are seeing this enormous inequality in wealth. Ordinary people have not yet realised that they are liable for this debt. They will of course never repay it, nor will anyone else. Governments will try to solve the problem by printing even more money, thus exacerbating the problem. Eventually this will lead to high inflation turning to hyperinflation with interest rates going to at least 15-20% but probably higher. At that point central banks have lost total control of their interest rate manipulation.

The world will then discover that this time the money printing will have no effect as manufactured money can never create wealth.

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When you look at the absolute dollars of debt and liabilities, it’s absolutely terrifying.

I’m glad I’m old and won’t see the crash. It’s going to make the Great Depression look like just a very bad day.

Clearly the debt will be repudiated by inflation, defaults, and unilateral abrogation of contracts. Clearly mere “understandings” (i.e., social security; Gooferment pensions; State Gooferment “constitutional” provisions, “promises”) will be “cannon fodder”.

I feel sorry for future generations.

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POLITICAL: Is there any “justice” in the USA?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/11/bionic-mosquito/the-clintons-day-of-reckoning/

The Clintons’ Day of Reckoning By Bionic Mosquito November 18, 2017

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When the Harvey Weinstein story broke about a month ago, I offered that the reason for such a story to break now – after decades of such behavior – might have something to do with the democrats getting tired of telling Hillary to go away.

Well, the train is leaving the station:

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday went to a place that few Democrats have dared or cared to go when it comes to allegations of sexual assault: Calling out Bill Clinton.

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Is this the first brick to fall in the Clinton “firewall”?

Seems like all the current sexual predators with the label “D” are all connected to Bill Clinton.

Perhaps one way the D’s rid themselves of the perpetual HRC candidacy is to condemn WJC?

When HRC is no longer the icon of the D’s, then does the USA get a deep dive into all the HRC accusations?

One can only hope.

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RANT: “Accusation Equals Guilt”

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/11/18/the-pernicious-doctrine-of-accusation-equals-guilt/

The Pernicious Doctrine of “Accusation Equals Guilt”
by Ted Galen Carpenter, CATO Institute

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Equating mere allegations of misconduct with definitive evidence is a growing habit in the United States.  That tendency is most prevalent regarding national security matters, and the trend has been building since the onset of the so-called war on terror following the 9-11 attacks.  

Conservatives are especially prone to assert that “terrorists” are not entitled to constitutional rights, even if they are American citizens.  The obvious problem with that argument is that until a fair and impartial trial is held, the individuals in question are merely accused terrorists.  The whole point of due process is to determine whether a defendant is guilty or not.

Alarmingly, George W. Bush’s administration asserted the authority to jail suspected terrorists without trial or even a hearing before an independent tribunal.  In the case of Jose Padilla, an American citizen apprehended at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, the government designated him an “enemy combatant” and held him (as well as inflicted torture) for nearly four years at a military prison in South Carolina before bringing charges to a grand jury.  Even then, the administration’s belated application of due process occurred only in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s prodding.

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Us little L libertarians should be constantly nagging about “our process”, “innocent until proven guilty”, and ‘limited government”.

We can go through a list of liberty impairing actions:

  • “no fly” list
  • “civil asset forfeiture”
  • gun laws
  • IRS abuses
  • Marijuana prohibition
  • “free speech zones”
  • Congressional corruption
  • farm subsidies
  • “welfare / warfare” state
  • the “deep state”

and on and on ad nauseam!

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HEALTH: Berries and nuts to reverse aging?

http://www.impactlab.net/2017/11/16/breakthrough-scientists-reverse-aging-in-human-cells/

November 16th, 2017 at 1:30 am
Breakthrough: Scientists reverse aging in human cells

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Seniors may soon be able to live disease-free for their entire lives.

New research published in the journal BMC Cell Biology shows that old human cells can be rejuvenated using chemicals similar to resveratrol, which is a substance found in red wine and dark chocolate.

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Resveratrol is a compound found in peanuts, grapes, red wine, dark chocolate, and some berries.

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Easy enough to add these to one’s diet.

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GUNS: US Arms is as bad as the USAF; who’s next? The Navy?

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/not-just-the-air-force-us-army-fail-to-report-up-to-20-of-crimes-to-fbi_112017

NOT JUST THE AIR FORCE: US ARMY FAIL TO REPORT UP TO 20% OF CRIMES TO FBI
NOVEMBER 16, 2017

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After an Air Force veteran with a criminal history was able to buy guns and kill 29 people in a Texas church, a Pentagon-wide investigation found that the Army is failing to alert the FBI about soldiers’ criminal histories in a “significant amount” of cases.

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No new “gun laws” until the Gooferment gets its act together. What use are the “laws” if the Gooferment fails to keep the rolls up to date.

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RANT: Lowering the corporate tax rates is important

I don’t think that anyone is fairly or correctly assessing the lowering of the corporate tax rate.

It’s generally acknowledged that “corporations don’t pay taxes; only real people do”. By taxing corporations, “We, The Sheeple” don’t “see” exactly how much tax they are paying on a can of beans.

When you consider the effect of corporate taxes on capital goods (i.e., the truck to deliver the can of beans) or intermediates (i.e., the gas to power the truck to deliver the can of beans), it’s impossible to calculate the true cost of taxes “buried” in the can of beans.

By lowering the corporate tax rate, perhaps that insight will be brought from “behind the curtain”.

Like moving tax day to the day before election day lowering the corporate tax rates is important, I’d like to see more people “see” just how much they are taxed.

Just my humble opinion from a fat old white guy retired injineer who’s now a poor old senior citizen on a fixed income and no expert on “ekky-nomics”.

But I know I’m getting screwed.

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TINFOILHAT: E Howard Hunt’s secret diary in the JFK files

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/11/no_author/no-smoking-gun-the-jfk-files-are-on-fire/

No Smoking Gun? The JFK Files Are On Fire!
By Roger Stone and Saint John Hunt 
Stone Cold Truth
November 13, 2017

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E Howard Hunt’s secret diary

The missing handwritten “diary” of E Howard Hunt is buried in the October release of the JFK files.  This is only, I believe, a portion of his infamous diary, and not the entire writing.  As one might recall that during the first few months when the Watergate scandal was barely making headlines, there was a dramatic and dangerous campaign by Hunt and his wife Dorothy to blackmail President Nixon into paying money to Hunt for his silence.  In Nixon’s own words captured in oval office recordings to his inner circle, he stresses that “Hunt knows too much.”  How much did Hunt know and what did he know?  Nixon placed a minimum value on Hunt’s threats to go public at over one million dollars.  That may not sound like very much by today’s standards but by today’s standards, the 1972 million is now, in 2017, half a billion dollars.  To be exact, it’s $585.61 million.

So what did Hunt have on Nixon?  Well in the 9-page “diary” Hunt chronicles the Nixon approved, and at that time unknown CIA and Mafia plan to assassinate, among others, Fidel Castro.  Back in 1972, this was political dynamite and would have caused Nixon his place in the upcoming November presidential election.   Much of the “diary” is hard to read but I have worked out a great deal of what Hunt chronicled.  Money was paid to Hunt but in Dec. 1972 as Dorothy Hunt was on her way to Chicago to hold a press conference with CBS anchor Michelle Clark, the plane, United 553, crashed into a residential area near Midway Airport killing Dorothy Hunt.  Mrs. Hunt was carrying copies of the “diary”.  Officials placed the blame for the crash on “pilot error.”  On closer examination of events, it’s clear that the crash was deliberate.  The day after the crash Nixon appointed White House aide Egil Krogh (Hunt’s boss in the secret “plumbers” team) Undersecretary of Transportation, supervising the NTSB and FAA investigations into the crash.  One week later Nixon appointed his Deputy Assistant Alexander Butterfield head of the FAA.  Five weeks after that Dwight Chapin, Nixon’s appointment secretary became a top executive at United Airlines.  In the days following the crash Hunt pled guilty to charges stemming from Watergate and the blackmail threats stopped.

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I never heard of a “secret diary” and I consider myself “interested” in the topic.

Seems like everyone is very quick to bury the stories.

“Move along, people. Nothing to see here. Go home, you looky-loos.” Officer Barbrady’s Catch Phrase South Park

Argh!

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POLITICS: Socialism sucks

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2017/11/this-is-how-socialism-and.html

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
This is How Socialism and Hyperinflation is Destroying Incomes in Venezuela

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Maduro confirmed last week that the government would debut a new 100,000 Bolivar bill, making it the highest denomination note released in modern Venezuelan history. The move comes less than a year after he released 500, 1000, 2000, 10,000, and 20,000 bolivar notes, although all of these notes now all have a value of well under half a dollar.

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I hope all the Bernie Sanders supporters are watching carefully at that misery there.

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INTERESTING: Who discovered “america”?

http://www.ancient-origins.net/history/chinese-may-have-beaten-famous-voyage-columbus-70-years-009117?nopaging=1

11 NOVEMBER, 2017 – 18:56 APRIL HOLLOWAY
The Chinese May Have Beaten the Famous Voyage of Columbus by 70 Years

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A Christie’s Auctions’ appraiser has allegedly confirmed the authenticity of the map. Historians are also said to have stated the map was written in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Menzies says that the map’s validity can also be used to explain the Chinese names of several towns and regions in Peru.

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Who discovered “america”?

Who cares who discovered “america”?

I don’t really care. 

Other than the minor fact that what I was taught all my life may be wrong.

And, the experts, who poo poo amateur historian Gavin Menzies, just have to explain the map. I never heard of such a map, but I sure have heard of others. That’s “evidence” of educational malpractice.

What else have I been taught that’s wrong?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: TSA is a waste of taxpayers’ money

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/09/report-undercover-operation-reveals-tsa-failed-security-checkpoint-tests-u-s-airports/

Report: Undercover Operation Reveals TSA Failed Most Security Checkpoint Tests at U.S. Airports

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Isn’t it time to nuke George Bush’s TSA?

Obviously no one is attack airplanes because if they were, then they’d be succeeding.

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program” —Milton Friedman 

Shut down “Homeland Security”, turn “airline security” back to the airlines, and ask the “Department of Defense” to do its job.

Seems simple to me but what do I know; I’m just a fat old white guy retired injineer who’s a poor old senior citizen on a fixed income.

Argh!

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GUNS: Existing gun laws are ineffective due to bureaucrat error

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “The 10-Point”

A History of Violence 

The gunman who killed 26 people at a Texas church on Sunday morning had a history of domestic abuse, animal abuse and trouble holding down a job, as well as a failed marriage. But 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley’s violent past didn’t prevent him from purchasing weapons. One reason is that the U.S. military failed to submit Kelley’s record to the FBI after a court-martial conviction, including for slamming his baby’s head. The military’s lapse apparently explains why Kelley passed an FBI background check and was allowed to purchase guns in recent years. Authorities are still piecing together his motive. Leading up to the shooting, Kelley sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law. The shooting left a community in Texas with unspeakable losses: The youngest victim was 1½ years old; the oldest, 77.

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It would seem that the politicians and bureaucrats should be reviewing their FAILURES in their systems.

Argh!

Once again, “a good guy with a gun” stops the attack. 

So why DON’T we have universal concealed carry?

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VETERANS: Not a parking space in sight

2017-Nov-13

FJohn Reinke shared New Jersey 101.5’s post.32 mins · 

Drove by but there wasn’t a parking space in sight. I’ll visit again after all the hype is gone to say thanks.

http://nj1015.com/jersey-shore-bars-nfl-ban-pays-off-in-patriotism-and-positivity/

New Jersey 101.52 hrs · “The day was overwhelmingly positive. … There was no negative talk about the NFL, only the love and respect our veterans deserve.”

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INTERESTING: Another blow for virtualization!

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “The 10-Point”

Real Food, Virtual Restaurants 

If you have ever ordered a burrito through a food-delivery app, you may have been the patron of a virtual restaurant. No, it doesn’t require a VR headset, and the food is quite real. What makes these new restaurants virtual is that you find them only online. Tucked inside industrial parks, commissary kitchens and refitted basements in cities such as New York, Chicago and San Jose, these restaurants have no dining room, no wait staff, no takeout window or sign. Many don’t take orders over the phone and are accessible only through online services such as Grubhub, DoorDash or Postmates. With their low overhead, virtual restaurants avoid the capital-intensive model that kills 60% of new restaurants in their first five years.

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WOW!

That’s an interesting strategy to be in “food”.

I wonder if they can wipe the kitchens out of restaurants.

Hmmm?

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SECESSION: Time of the USA to back “self-determination” for the Kurds, Catalonians, and anyone who wants it bad enough

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/31/israel-given-birth-thanks-to-international-efforts/

The 100-year-old promise
The international community enabled the birth of Israel
By Clifford D. May – – Tuesday, October 31, 2017 

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Also too often forgotten or ignored is the fact that it was thanks to Britain and the other Allied Powers that Arab nation-states rose from the Ottoman ashes. Among them: Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Yemen.

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Say what you want, but the “international community” didn’t give Israel anything. Other than the right to fight for their “homeland”. 

So to, anyone, who wants freedom enough to die for it, “deserves” to have it regardless of anyone else’s “opinion”.

Seems that instead of the USA’s failed policy of “nation building”, it should shift of a Swiss like “recognition” of reality. Regardless of who’s “ox” gets gored, it’s in the USA’s national interest to be at peace. Calming the fires of nationalistic fervor would seem to be a good start.

To all those who want “freedom”, I’d urge caution — be careful what you ask for, you might get it. And, as we’ve seen in many cases, “freedom” and “democracy” often morph uncontrollably in socialism, communism, and other forms of dictatorships.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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VETERANS: Why politicians hated Armistice Day but love Veterans Day

2017-Nov-11

Those who fail to learn from history end up harming veterans

Why politicians hated Armistice Day but love Veterans Day Retweet
By Perry Willis 

Veterans Day will be observed on Friday, November 10th this year. It used to be called Armistice Day, in memory of the moment when the First World War ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.

Armistice Day was a valuable holiday!

It reminded people of the biggest mistake the political class ever made — a world war fought over nothing! Alas, the politicians could not abide such a reminder of their own folly, and so they changed Armistice Day into something they could exploit — Veterans Day.

Whereas Armistice Day highlighted the dangers of militarism and interventionism, politicians now use Veterans Day to promote those schemes. They loudly proclaim…

“Our soldiers fought to preserve our freedom!”

We want to stress-test that claim. We will, as we have done before previous military holidays, circulate a series of articles. Each article will review a different U.S. war and answer the following questions… Armistice Day

  • Did the war defend America?
  • Did the war defend freedom?
  • Did the war improve things?

We believe the evidence is overwhelming that U.S. wars have…

  • Endangered U.S. security
  • Reduced freedom
  • Harmed the world
  • Injured and destroyed veterans for little benefit

You’ll be able to judge for yourself as we present the evidence. We do this because…

We want to prevent the loss of more young lives in useless wars!

Alas, experience has taught us that we can’t speak the truth on either Veterans Day or Memorial Day. We’re met with howls of outrage on those days, while sweet-sounding lies are embraced with enthusiasm. Fortunately, we’ve found a more receptive audience in the days immediately before Veterans Day and Memorial Day. So look for several articles over the next couple of weeks, before the holiday.

In preparation, I want you to quickly consider the two most common criticisms I’ve received about my articles…

  1. I supposedly blame America for everything.
  2. I supposedly benefit from hindsight based on knowledge that was unavailable at the time.

If you read my articles closely then I think you’ll see that the second criticism is completely untrue. All of my arguments are based on facts that were widely known at the time. And the charge that I blame America for everything is equally false. I don’t blame America for anything! I blame U.S. politicians! But I do focus on the U.S. for two important reasons…

  1. The U.S. is so powerful that it’s mistakes have a disproportionate impact on the world. It’s been said in many ways by many people, “When the U.S. catches a cold the rest of the world catches the flu.”
  2. I have some small ability to influence things in my own country, but almost none in other countries.

If you find the series of articles we’re about to present of value, please share them with others. Start a conversation about the correct way to honor veterans and the war dead. We believe it should be possible to honor their courage and mourn their loss, without telling lies about how they were used. And if you’re new to our work and like what you see, please subscribe using the form near the bottom of our homepage! It’s free!

Perry Willis is a co-founder of Downsize DC and the co-creator of the Zero Aggression Project

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Let’s honor the KIA, MIA, and vets of all wars but returning the holiday to Armistice Day and bring all the girls and boys home now! 

Dona Nobis Pacem

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VETERANS: Don’t thank me; kick a politician’s ass

IN RESPONSE TO “Thank you for your service!” … … provatemessages & Facebook postings

… … as well as Veterans’ Day sales and offers

MESSAGE 

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No one has to “thank me”. And business can NOT “leverage” it for sales. It was the way things were done then. And sadly “we the sheeple” including me did not realize we were being fooled. Shame that a lot of good men were Kia, mia, and wia as well as forever scared. That can’t be taken cheaply.

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FACEBOOK POST 

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No one has to “thank me”. And business can NOT “leverage” it for sales to me. It was the way things were done then. And sadly “we the sheeple” including me did not realize we were being fooled. Shame that a lot of good men were Kia, mia, and wia as well as forever scared. That can’t be taken cheaply. If folks want to say “thanks”, then demand the girls and boys come home NOW! The USA is not serious about how these hero’s are used. Argh!!!

Sorry for the rant, but Armistice Day makes me sad for all the vets who didn’t come home or came home “broken”. And for the children of vets who had their lives shortened by Agent Orange that came home with Dads. And, especially mad at all the people who let THEIR politicians and bureaucrats waste blood and treasure on Quixotic or idiotic foreign adventures. And that includes all parties and most all Presidents since George Washington.

Sorry for the foul mood but I’m mad and sad. That’s not a good combo for me.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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Sorry, but I’m not “celebrating” Veterans’ Day, Armistice Day, or any other day on the bodies of a lot of good men and women.

Argh!

(Have to make a joke to lighten my spirits. Ping me if you want to know how I really feel!)

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No one has to “thank me”. And business can NOT “leverage” it for sales to me. It was the way things were done then. And sadly “we the sheeple” including me did not realize we were being fooled. Shame that a lot of good men were Kia, mia, and wia as well as forever scared. That can’t be taken cheaply. If folks want to say “thanks”, then demand the girls and boys come home NOW! The USA is not serious about how these hero’s are used. Argh!!!

Sorry for the rant, but Armistice Day makes me sad for all the vets who didn’t come home or came home “broken”. And for the children of vets who had their lives shortened by Agent Orange that came home with Dads. And, especially mad at all the people who let THEIR politicians and bureaucrats waste blood and treasure on Quixotic or idiotic foreign adventures. And that includes all parties and most all Presidents since George Washington.

Sorry for the foul mood but I’m mad and sad. That’s not a good combo for me.

Dona Nobis Pacem

INTERESTING: Final Jeopardy betting strategy?

Watching a recent Jeopardy, I was reminded of my quest for the formula for final jeopardy wagering.

X, Y, and Z are the final amounts of the leader, midfielder, and trailer.

If X > 2Y, then there’s no calculation needed.

If X-2Y > 2Z, then the trailer plays no part in the action.

If X-2Y > Z, then the trailer must play to have any chance to win.

If X-2Y < Z, then the trailer must bet zero and hope they both miss.

Any other strategies?

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TINFOILHAT: The Las Vegas Massacre

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-01/why-has-las-vegas-massacre-disappeared-news-cycle

Why Has The Las Vegas Massacre Disappeared From The News Cycle?
by Tyler Durden Nov 2, 2017 12:30 AM

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It is without a doubt, our news cycle – in the age of 24/7 constant-connectedness – moves at a breakneck pace. With so much information and news reaching us, it’s easy to become overburdened and burned out on the world around us and the things taking place. It is true, too, that the mainstream media dictates what stays center in the mind of the public and what is allowed to fade away and be forgotten. It is of the utmost importance we remain aware – however exhaustive it may be – of stories that just don’t add up.

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IF there were multiple shooters, THEN the Gooferment’s “safety” guarantee is WORTHLESS — as it always was.

IF there were multiple shooters, THEN ISIS has successfully mounted a terrorist attack in the USA — that’s a BIG first since 9/11.

IF there were multiple shooters, THEN the Gooferment and its propaganda media is exposed as liars.


Wake up call?


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