LIBERTARIAN: This little L libertarian salutes a peace activist

Thursday, November 17, 2016

http://keywestlou.com/who-is-pouring-tea-who-is-presiding-at-the-punch-bowl/

WHO IS POURING TEA? WHO IS PRESIDING AT THE PUNCH BOWL?
Posted on November 7, 2016 by keywestlou

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I wrote a lengthy column about Jeanette Rankin three years ago in KONK Life. An interesting woman.

On this date in 1916, Rankin became the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. From Montana. Western women worked shoulder to shoulder with the men. They had a different respect than their eastern compatriots.

Rankin did not last long in office. One term. She was a pacifist. Voted against entry into World War I.

Some twenty years later, Rankin was again elected to the House. Again, only for one term. She was the sole vote against the U,.S. declaration of war against Japan following December 7, 1941.

Rankin needed police help to leave the House building following her vote. A crowd of angry persons had her confined in a telephone booth.

Enjoy your day! 

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I didn’t know this before today. I did know that there was only vote against entry in WW2.

You have to respect someone with the courage of their convictions.

Perhaps she saw that the Lusitania was not what it seemed (i.e., it was carrying munitions), that “war” would turn dead Americans into big profits for the war industry (shades of Ike warning the USA of the military industrial complex), and that George Washington warned about becoming entangled.

Then in her next term, she saw that it was FDR’s plan to end the depression, again turn bodies into profits, and turn the USA into a global empire.

Special place in heaven for her.

Most libertarians value peace as a principle because it minimizes the State.

Special thanks for the wake up by Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957).

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GOVERNACIDE: Fukushima a Gooferment disaster

Thursday, November 10, 2016

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3897212/Fukushima-five-years-Inside-exclusion-zone-Japanese-nuclear-plant-deemed-uninhabitable.html

Fukushima frozen in time: How the uninhabitable exclusion zone remains untouched, five years after tsunami caused Japanese nuclear plant disaster 

  • The area around Fukushima’s reactor was evacuated in April 2011 and is still cordoned off to the public 
  • It followed the 8.9 magnitude Tohoku earthquake which led to a tsunami which partly flooded the plant
  • This led to the failure of several coolant water pumps, which prevented the reactor from overheating 
  • In February three Tokyo Electric Power Company executives were charged with professional negligence 

By CHRIS SUMMERS FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 08:46 EDT, 2 November 2016 | UPDATED: 07:50 EDT, 3 November 2016

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Sorry, but the Gooferment approved all these disastrous decisions. And absolved the “company” from liability. So, as usual, the people absorb the burnt of the costs.

Who is the genius that made these decisions?

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GOVERNACIDE: Voting … …

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

“If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.” ― often incorrectly attributed to American humorist Mark Twain ― but very very true imho!

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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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GOVERNACIDE: The Gooferment kills its citizens!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

http://listverse.com/2016/07/15/top-10-little-known-facts-about-alcohol/

Top 10 Little-Known Facts About Alcohol
ADAM R. RAMOS JULY 15, 2016

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1. The Federal Poisoning Plan

Between December 25 and 27, 1926, the city of New York saw 31 alcohol-related deaths and countless others desperately ill. What was originally speculated as your typical alcohol poisoning turned out to be far more disturbing given that the deaths were courtesy of the US government.

When Prohibition took effect in 1920, law enforcement began denaturing industrial alcohol by adding toxic chemicals. This plan was conducted with the hopes of deterring people from re-purifying the liquid so that it could be consumed. As time passed and the speakeasies and underground bars flourished, the anti-drinking forces in the government developed a new denaturing process that would make industrial-grade alcohol twice as poisonous.

TIME magazine noted in a 1927 article that three ordinary drinks of this concoction created by the government would cause blindness. Government officials stated that the individuals who consumed the alcohol did it under their own free will, and the act was therefore nothing short of a deliberate suicide. The government insisted that they held no responsibility. Prohibition came to an end five years later, and by that time, the actions of the United States government had claimed the lives of at least 10,000 people.

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Why do we trust the Government in any way?

They should be disbelieved on principle.

They should be kept barefoot, weak, and starved for resources.

They should be restricted to their proper role (i.e., nightwatchman; referee; minimalistic powers).

Argh!

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GOVERNACIDE: Agent Orange and multi-generational effects

Monday, June 27, 2016

https://psmag.com/a-fathers-war-a-son-s-toxic-inheritance-2eb6f511cef0#.sq0mcbynn

Recommended by Medium Staff and 118 others
Pacific Standard
A Father’s War, a Son’s Toxic InheritanceStephen Katz’s estranged father was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Now the photographer wonders if that caused his own health problems.
By Stephen M. Katz

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The package also delivered a warning: A handwritten note attached to a stack of Veterans Affairs medical records. During the war, before I was born, Al had sprayed Agent Orange along riverbanks in Vietnam, often soaking his uniform in the herbicide. The exposure, he wrote, had caused him serious health problems, including a neurological disorder, and he believed it also might have harmed me.

My mind raced as I thought of my own troubled medical history. A heart defect diagnosed at birth. An underactive thyroid. Problems with my nervous and immune systems. More recently, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and a nerve disorder that severely limits the use of my right hand.

I’m now 46. A lean 6-foot–2 and 190 pounds. I don’t smoke. I try to eat healthy. But the number of pills I swallow every day would make you think I’m twice that age. As a teenager, I was sick so often, I joked that my healthy brother and I couldn’t be related. He’d been born before the war, before Agent Orange.“There really is nothing that can be done now, as far as I know,” Al had written in 2009, “except be aware of the ravages of A.O.”

What my father didn’t know was that I’d already become familiar with Agent Orange and its consequences.

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When I read this I shudder at the human casualties caused by this “weapon”.

Talk about “friendly fire” and “collateral damage”.

At the very least, the damage should be assessed.

Argh!

So sad.

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GOVERNACIDE: TWA800 is a national disgrace

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/06/twa_800_what_the_cia_did_to_witness_571_mike_wire.html

June 9, 2016
TWA 800: What the CIA Did to Mike Wire, Witness 571
By Mike Wire

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I do not know who generated this false interview to fit their scenario, but I stand by my original approved statement made to agent Lash. No other statement exists as there were none. The CIA built its case-closing animation around an interview that never took place. I would learn later that the CIA manufactured interviews with several other key witnesses.

This whole experience has left me disillusioned with the FBI, disillusioned with the CIA, and totally disillusioned with the news media that bought this whole story without ever questioning it — even after the truth about the fake interviews had become impossible to deny.

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Some one decided that it would be best if “We, The Sheeple” remained asleep.

Imagine the uproar if (1) this was terrorist attack; or (2) a Gooferment blunder.

My money is on Gooferment blunder by the Navy. Based on other items that I’ve cited before.

But, a terrorist can’t be rolled out. 

If it was a terrorist, then why haven’t we seen more of these style accounts. I can’t imagine that terrorists wouldn’t brag or repeat.

So how do we distill the truth.

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