18 July 2014

The Infinite Political Blogroll gets infiniter

It's growing faster than the new AIDS epidemic, only without the buttsex and it probably won't kill you unless you're a leftist with a severe heart condition.


(Just kidding; everyone knows leftists sold their hearts to Satan in exchange for the promise of Warm Fuzzies.  If you're going to take a promise from a dude who goes by "The Father of Lies," I submit that you really didn't think that one through.)


Anyway, a nice lady who lives in New Jersey--God knows why--has pointed me at her blog.  While I'm far more rabidly libertarian than she is, I think she's on the right path in many respects, and her writings may be worth your time.


Welcome Julie to TIPB!

16 July 2014

Why I love cats

Well, I love them for many a reason, but this one stands out.  If your cats are aloof and don't seem to care if you live or die, maybe you're doing something wrong.


“But then they shouted him again and then one of the boys got in Ethan’s face and said “Oi! Why are you ignoring me?” and pushed him over. 
“That’s when I rushed outside and saw Smudge fly out from under our car and jump on the boy’s chest. 
“I think it was shock more than anything but the boy stumbled backwards, burst into tears and then ran off."


Smudge rocks.  :)

13 July 2014

Another gun control success story!!

How could I have been so wrong?  Gun control is just what we need to go after dangerous criminals like this:


Shaneen Allen is no dangerous criminal. She’s a single mom working 2 jobs who’s already been robbed twice while traveling alone at night in Philadelphia. Her family suggested that she carry a gun for protection. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit, and bought a gun. 


Then she made the mistake of driving into New Jersey. 


Now she’s going to prison.


Apparently, there are absolute, ironclad Constitutional rights--applying in every state in the union--to gay marriage, abortion and free cell phones, even though I can't find a single mention of any of these things anywhere in our founding documents.  But "the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms, shall not be infringed" seems to be read as "unless some bunch of ignorant busybodies decides otherwise."




Pray for this lady.  And pray for the souls of those who persecute her--they're going to need it.



12 July 2014

Yo, bitches, it's on again!

We had Hayek vs. Keynes Parts I and II.  Now let's see Tesla and Edison go at it!







From Earthbound Misfit, with whom I have my share of disagreements on various subjects, but who often posts some really awesome stuff.

04 July 2014

"Independence Day?" Not any more.

Wirecutter lays out how 'free' we are, in agonizing detail...and it's so apropos I'm going to repost it in full.


My Fourth Of July Post  


The Fourth has always been a special day for me. Anybody that knows me knows I’m not big on holidays. Christmas and Thanksgiving are a pain as far as preparations go and having to deal with family that doesn’t want anything to do with me the rest of the year, Easter – I’m surprised they still celebrate Easter seeing as it’s offensive to muslims and liberals, Veteran’s and Memorial day always rubbed me wrong because those are days for memories that should be thought of everyday, Labor Day is just an excuse for a barbecue, but the Fourth to me was always special because of the anniversary it represents.  
Not anymore. The Fourth is nothing but a reminder of what a mess our Nation has become. Our Founding Fathers and the Citizens of that period sacrificed everything to ensure Freedom for their descendants and immigrants coming here to seek a better life for themselves and their families. There were provisions in the Constitution to prevent the new government from becoming what they were trying to get out from under. The Bill of Rights came later naming our basic human rights so that future generations wouldn’t pervert the Yellowed Paper in order to grant them powers that weren’t theirs to begin with.  
Now I get up in the morning and read what the government wants me to read. If the press isn’t in lockstep with the president then they aren’t allowed in his press corp. If you file for something under the Freedom of Information Act, you see only what the government wants you to see, everything else is blacked out. 
My weapons of self defense are government approved but they say if I don’t have a permit for them then they must stay at home, but at the same time the government says the police have no obligation or duty to protect me or mine. 
My food has to be approved by the government. I can no longer drink raw milk or eat cheese that hasn’t been homogenized or pasteurized because evidently I don’t know what’s good for me. Even homeopathic medicines have to be government approved if I want to buy them instead of growing and harvesting them myself. 
Our children are wards of the State. If they attend a public school, they learn what the government wants them to learn. The government has changed history to suit their views, not what really happened. You are not allowed to discipline your children with your own hand under threat of law. The government determines if your children are eating healthy lunches or not – not lunches from school but what Mom has packed for them. 
We’re under constant surveillance. Every time I walk out of my house I have to assume I’m on somebody’s camera. Traffic cams, security cams, dash cams, you name it. My emails are being monitored by the government. My website is being monitored by the government. Every piece of mail – every piece – passing through the post office is photographed and recorded. Every phone call we make, every text we send is monitored by the NSA. Boxes on the side of the roads log in bluetooth information from passing cars to determine who’s in what car traveling down the road, where you got on the road and where you left it. Radar is monitoring our speed. 
Our public lands are no longer public. The Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service determine what we can and cannot do on our own public lands and reserve the right to charge us fees for their use. If you resist you will be arrested, fined and possibly imprisoned. 
Everything has to be registered. Our vehicles are registered, our animals are registered, our firearms are registered, our watercraft is registered. By the way, you can read that as taxed. 
Our police have gone from being peace officers to law enforcement officers. They have the right by decree of government to search you simply by stating they believe you may have committed a crime. In some cities they can search you just because they want to. They burst into our homes, kill our dogs and search our personal belongings with only the simplest of causes. SWAT teams – a concept that was designed for hostage situations – conduct an average of 124 raids every day. Now they raid barber shops for unlicensed (read that untaxed) barbers, they’re raiding dairies suspected of selling raw milk and they’re raiding mom and pop marijuana growers. 
With the NDAA and “Patriot” Act, we no longer have a right to an attorney or a Right to a speedy trial in front of a jury of our peers, in fact we no longer have a Right to a trial at all. Indefinite detention is the Plan of the Day at the pleasure of the government. 
The tax man takes between 30 and 50% of our paychecks, most of it outright theft. We support, out of our paychecks and from the sweat of our brow, cash and food for those that won’t work, medical and child care for those same deadbeats, organizations through federal and state grants that we don’t morally support or agree with, wars that we may not agree with, and anything else that the government feels is necessary. 
Any mention of God has been removed from our schools and government buildings even though this once-great Nation was founded on Christian principles. We can no longer pray before meetings nor can our children while at school. Our churches are regulated as far as mentioning politics. The entire “Separation of Church and State” has been twisted from not allowing the State to force a religion on us to not wanting to offend anybody by asserting our personal beliefs. 
Our Nation is presently being overrun with illegal immigrants and our government who swore an oath to obey the Constitution and the Law of the Land is ignoring the law by not defending our borders. In fact, they’re encouraging these illegals to come by rewarding them with promises of a better life and citizenship. If you think this bothers you, think about the immigrants that came here legally and got pushed to the back of the line because of promises that our politicians have made to the illegals. 
Our politicians truly believe they are above us, forgetting that they serve us and not the other way around. We have politicians that carry firearms and surround themselves with bodyguards, yet they deny us the very basic human Right to defend ourselves by outlawing us commoners to own and carry firearms and other weapons. They break laws with impunity, yet imprison us for doing the same. They refuse to listen to the People’s desires and instead enact laws they want. We have a president that says we must conserve energy and cut down on pollutants, yet he and his family fly on Air Force One for their many vacations every year. Our fuel prices have been above $3 a gallon for a record breaking 1200 days because our president refuses to cut our dependency on foreign oil and use our own natural resources which would also provide much needed jobs for us. Our president bows to foreign Heads of State, showing them that he believes we are subservient to them. Our government has done everything it can to make sure that we, as a Nation, serves it instead of the other way around. 
This is not the Nation our Founding Fathers wanted for us. I know that if they could see what we’ve turned into, they would be appalled. I know I am, and that’s the reason the Fourth holds no special place in my heart anymore. 
-Kenny Lane (Wirecutter)
www.knuckledraggin.com
Ceres, CA. 
For the past week I’ve probably started a half dozen posts just for the one day we have to celebrate our Founding Father’s groundwork for a new, Free Nation under God. 
I trashed every one of them. Instead, I wrote this. I kept the language clean so that if anybody wanted to use it on their sites, they could without editing. 
As with anything you find here, it’s free for anybody to use. I only ask that it’s published in it’s entirety and that my name and link at the bottom be included. I WANT the government to know I wrote this.


You have it surrounded, bro--may God help us.  Anyone who still thinks this is a 'free country' is invited to explain just how, exactly, that term applies in any sense other than the sarcastic.


RIP, America.

26 June 2014

Three-fer

A bunch of that boring stuff about economics and finance.


So now you may be thinking that this will cause a feedback loop to occur and rates will continue to be driven more and more negative.  Yes.  Absolutely.  Because the Central Bank will have to keep adjusting its rate down to stay “more negative” than the Sovereign bond and other money markets.  What happens when customer deposit rates go sufficiently negative so as to compel normal people to withdraw their cash from the banks and hold it in cash?  The answer is, the oligarchs will enact government policies outlawing the use of cash.  Think I’m crazy?  Have you tried paying your car insurance bill with cash lately?  Cash.  As in hundred dollar bills.  How about your phone or utility bill?  Guess what.  You can’t. 


One of the big reasons why I had to move into the “Van Down by the River” was because I simply COULD NOT FUNCTION using cash.  When I was foreclosed upon because I could not provide the bank with a tax return (because I have declared a tax strike), I began investigating possible rental scenarios in preparing to move.  Kids, you CANNOT rent an apartment “above the table”, pay the utilities on said apartment, insure a vehicle and scores of other necessary expenses in the former U.S. using cash today.  Between IRS liens and mortgage foreclosures, my credit score is destroyed, which also disqualifies above-board rental.  If you think that cash controls and the move to outlaw the use of cash is crazytalk, just stop and think about all of the myriad ways that IT IS ALREADY IMPOSSIBLE to pay with cash.  We’re already 75% of the way there. 


So, there would be increased economic depression causing new lending to crater and thus squeezing commercial banks’ margins and causing them to demand a way to dump ALL consumer debt, including business loans, car loans and credit cards, off on the government in the form of guarantees (this is precisely what already happened in the real estate market with almost all mortgages being bundled and dumped onto Fannie and Freddie).  Couple this with the confiscatory tax on deposits AND the paying of banks to borrow from the discount window by the government (aka the people) in order to recapitalize the banks, and what you have is nothing less than the COMPLETE NATIONALIZATION OF THE BANKING SECTOR.  This will inevitable require the outlawing of sovereign currency (cash), which will inevitably lead to the REJECTION of the sovereign currency, and the emergence of a “black” alternative.  We are talking, ladies and gentlemen, about nothing less that the final, complete destruction of the economy, which will inevitably lead to the total collapse of the extant government and what scattered vestiges remain of the Rule of Law.


Of course, all that conspiracy nonsense about the UN coming to take our guns is nothing but a bunch of extreme right-wing paranoia.  Right?


It appears the United Nations anticipates economic collapse and armed revolt in the United States and they are looking for a few good Peacekeepers with "experience with small arms control, conflict/post-conflict crisis management, and economic recovery". 

The U.N. is hiring a "Disarmament, Demobilization, and Re-integration (DDR) officer" for the apparent purpose of disarming American citizens as the "duty station" is New York City, USA.  

The U.N. defines "disarmament" as "the collection, documentation, control and disposal of small arms, ammunition, explosives and light and heavy weapons from combatants and often from the civilian population."


I dare any pro-choice person to answer this guy in a sane and logical manner.  I'm not holding my breath, though.




Here now is the next stage in the abortion movement. It’s not enough to win in the courts and the Congress, they want to win in American’s heart and soul. It’s not enough for abortion to be legal, it needs to be loved. That’s why these kinds of movies exist, to promote abortion as something positive, affirming, constructive, empowering.




The empowering abortion. A work of fiction, indeed, but one marketed cleverly enough to dupe millions of people.   




I thought about this empowerment notion for a while, and I think I identified a flaw in it. Actually, I identified five...




One of these days, I'll have the energy to write something myself. 

20 June 2014

It's EXACTLY like that.

Gunslinger nails it.  With a nuke.


If you understand that America is an IDEA...a collection of Truths, Ideals, and Liberties...

....ones that include small, Constitutionally limited government, a free market, and maximum individual liberties...

...then you cannot reject every one of those in practice...and call yourself an  "American".



Pure, simple Truth, right there.



16 June 2014

Thought experiment

So--according to them--the IRS had a 'computer crash,' and lost all the emails pertaining to their alleged persecution of conservative organizations.


Let's just say I told the IRS that my computer crashed, and I lost all the proof of my income and deductions.


Anyone have the slightest doubt how that would fly?