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

Friday, September 16, 2016

 

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!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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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RANT: What have we learned from 9/11?

Monday, September 12, 2016

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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RANTING: What good is the FDA?

Saturday, September 10, 2016

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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RANT: Social Security Disability is a joke

Monday, August 29, 2016

Here’s a personal rant.

From PERSONAL experience.

Social Security Disability pays a maximum of a little over 1k$ with a five month “waiting period”.

She earned about 4k$ and paid Soc Sec’s taxes on that.

So, if it was a real “insurance  company”, then that “policy” would have been terrible.

A true disability policy would replace the lost earnings.

The victim in the morality play is screwed. 

And, everyone should NOT depend upon it for anything but “chump change”.

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RANT: Louisiana Officials Demand … … and those demands should be dismissed immediately

Sunday, August 28, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/08/daisy-luther/stop-self-reliance-immediately/

Louisiana Officials Demand That Self-Reliant Locals Stop Surviving the Flood Without Permission
By Daisy Luther DaisyLuther.com
August 27, 2016

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“So as we are headed back home from the River Center in Baton Rouge volunteering our nursing services Dawn and I have come to the conclusion that neither of us WILL EVER volunteer or donate to the RED CROSS. The Red Cross basically takes over the shelters and starts refusing clothes, donations and various volunteer services UNLESS they are previously contracted. So what does that mean….well, 60 boxes of doughnuts were discarded this morning becuase the delivery vendor was not in contract, hot meals were refused becuase the entity providing wasn’t contracted, and medical supplies including medications were trashed for same reason. Clothes that were “donated” needed to be left on the street unless they were “furnished” by Red Cross. As of tomorrow, the shelter we were at will be completely over taken by the Red Cross other than the medical area because they couldnt have the actual room since LSU has a contract with state to provide medical care. Its sad when the military police were helping to “protect” the medical areas from the red cross when there are so many other issues at hand. Anyway, next time to want to donate or volunteer your services, do your homework.”

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Sorry, but “neighbors helping neighbors” is the best fastest most cost effective help that can be delivered.

And, “We, The Sheeple” need to wake up — Gooferment is the problem!

http://preparednessadvice.com/self-sufficiency/youre-right-to-fear-government-interference-during-emergencies/#.V8HWT5MrLsn

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RANT: “Academic Zika Virus”

Sunday, August 21, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/08/thomas-dilorenzo/beware-academic-zika-virus/

Beware the Academic Zika Virus
By Thomas DiLorenzo
August 20, 2016

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By now just about everyone has heard of the zika virus, transmitted by mosquitos, which is said to cause brain damage in children.  As worrisome as this is, an even bigger brain damage threat to young people is what I call the academic zika virus, transmitted by left-wing, politically-correct “educators.”  There are exceptions, but undergraduate education in America has become one big socialist indoctrination academy that fills students’ heads with cultural Marxist myths, superstitions, and falsehoods while inculcating an infantile culture that teaches students to run crying to “safe rooms” if a dissenting voice should somehow appear on campus.  All of this can be yours for a mere 50 grand a year at many universities.

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Yup, it’s a meme. An idea that spreads like gene. And the American “Universities” are the mosquito that transmits it.

The fact that people send their children to these “schools” to be infected is another parallel with Zika.

Argh!

Wonder when people will smarten up or it’s already too late.

Sigh!

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