Thursday, December 11, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
To be fair there are as many idiot McCain supporters as there are Obama supporters. One difference to point out though is how the McCain supporters are not just morons, but bigot morons as well. Also it's nice to see that most of them are religious as well...what nice "Christians". Rednecks, beer, god and voting, what a dangerous mix.
Howard Stern had someone interview Obama supporters in Harlem to see if they actually were voting for him because they agree with his policies or because he is black. He switched Obama's policies for McCain's and they were clueless. They even thought Sarah Palin was Obama's running mate. This just further illustrates what morons we have in this Country. In all fairness though, I would bet the outcome would have not been that different if they would have interviewed McCain supporters in West Virginia either. "Dumbocracy" at it's finest here-
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
As street protests grow across 150 cities in the USA, and the economic crisis spreads, there are indications that the Bush Administration may be preparing for severe repression measures to quell any protest. This takes place against a backdrop of open, callous financial abuse by US Treasury Secretary Paulson and President Bush over their TARP bill for a $700 billion carte blanche to Paulson to bail out his cronies in Wall Street. Paulson, it has been revealed, holds $700 million worth of stock options in his former firm, Goldman Sachs. The unprecedented step he took with Federal Reserve chief Bernanke to allow Goldman Sachs to immediately transform into a Bank Holding company in order to get access to Federal Reserve credit, is just another indication of the outrageous climate of not mere corruption in Washington. It is of a scale of the legend of Nero playing violin as Rome burns.
Army to Deploy in October for Domestic Operations
Beginning in October, the US Army plans to station an active unit inside the United States for the first time ever, to serve as an ‘on-call’ federal response in times of ‘emergency.’ The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent thirty-five of the last sixty months in Iraq. They are now training for domestic operations. The unit will soon be under the day-to-day control of US Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command (NORTHCOM). The Army Times reports this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to Northern Command. The paper says the Army unit may be called upon to help with ‘civil unrest and crowd control.’ The soldiers are learning to use so-called non-lethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals and crowds.
The deployment of Army troops for domestic law enforcement had been forbidden since Congress passed the Posse Comitatus Act in 1878. Posse Comitatus Act was passed with the intent of removing the Army from domestic law enforcement. Posse comitatus means “the power of the county,” reflecting the inherent power of the old West county sheriff to call upon a posse of able-bodied men to supplement law enforcement assets and thereby maintain the peace. Following the Civil War, the Army had been used extensively throughout the South to maintain civil order, to enforce the policies of Reconstruction, and to ensure that any lingering sentiments of rebellion were crushed. The Army necessarily became involved in traditional police roles and in enforcing politically volatile Reconstruction-era policies. The stationing of federal troops at political events and polling places under the justification of maintaining domestic order became of increasing concern to Congress, which felt that the Army was becoming politicized and straying from its original national defense mission. The Posse Comitatus Act was passed to remove the Army from civilian law enforcement and to return it to its role of defending the borders of the United States.
As the US economy continues to deteriorate at an accelerating tempo, tens of thousands of illegal Mexican and other immigrants are facing tough police crackdown for the first time in years. Federal agents have arrested at least 200 people in immigration raids in Illinois, Indiana, Colorado and California over the past week. Most of the arrests took place in the Chicago area and northern Indiana. Beginning on Sept. 12, four ICE Fugitive Operations teams detained and arrested 144 people in nineteen towns in the region. Fifty-nine more immigrants were arrested in Colorado, where agents conducted raids in fourteen cities. In California, agents arrested twenty-one undocumented immigrants working at a chain of Chinese restaurants. Meanwhile, a new study by the Pew Hispanic Center has found that nearly one in ten Latinos in the United States reported that in the last year police or other authorities stopped them and asked them about their immigration status. Last year, ICE agents arrested more than 35,000 undocumented immigrants—more than double the number in 2006.
The actions of Secretary Paulson and Fed chief Bernanke over their proposed $700 billion financial bailout, as I detailed in my two previous pieces here, Finanz-Tsunami: Wird Washington die Wall Street verstaatlichen?, and Weitere Hintergründe zu Henry Paulsons versuchtem Finanzputsch, is the most brazen attempt to rob the US taxpayer to make good the criminal abuses of the major banks and financial houses that have knowingly engaged in fraud totalling trillions of dollars in the Asset Backed Securitization schemes that former Fed chief Alan Greenspan went out of his way to support. As discontent across the population spreads, and a realization begins to break through the controlled US media manipulation that ordinary Americans are being massively defrauded by their elected officials, the likelihood grows that there will be massive spontaneous public protest, peaceful or otherwise, in the period up to elections. Some observers have speculated that such social unrest, perhaps made violent by well-placed professional agent provocateurs, would provide the present Administration the pretext to declare martial law and suspend elections altogether.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
The problem with this kind of thinking is it won’t work. All that will happen is the problem will get much worse, inflating our already devalued dollar. The government knows this yet still has no problem creating more “wealth” out of nothing. You cannot make something out of nothing; it doesn’t work that way. This is nothing more than a scheme, one that would land the average broker on Wall Street in prison, but the government gets away with it every day! The United States government is the number one counterfeiter in the world, the number one Ponzi scheme operator and the number one enemy of the free market system.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Today I have lost what little respect I once had for the Libertarian Party with their nomination of Bob Barr. Libertarians are supposed to be for less government and more freedom. The Libertarian Party nomination of Barr as their candidate should be a slap in the face to any real Libertarian. Barr is not a Libertarian, never has been and he has made it obvious never will be.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Solution: you let them sit it out and suffer.
That’s right; you let them face the consequences of their actions. Assuming your friend is (or should be) a mature adult, he cannot expect a savior on a white horse to deliver him from his foolishness. Your friend would be doing you a disservice by having you make excuses for him, and certainly it’d be cruel to expect you to foot the bill for the damage he’s done. Enabling your friend’s behavior wouldn’t spur him to learn from his mistakes and prevent another fiasco in the future.
So when the question arises of what to do about the credit crisis and the failing banks and subprime mortgage-holders, et cetera, there’s only one sane answer: “let ’em fail.”
Monday, September 8, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
. . . by what authority do you call the Bible the 'word of God?' for this is the first point to be settled . . . The Popish Councils of Nice and Laodicea, about 350 years after the time the person called Jesus Christ is said to have lived, voted the books that now compose what is called the New Testament to be the 'word of God.' This was done by yeas and nays, as we now vote a law . . . I am as capable of judging for myself as they were, and I think more so, because, as they made a living by their religion, they had a self-interest in the vote they gave.
In the same letter Paine further says:
It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man. That bloodthirsty man, called the prophet Samuel, makes God to say, (i Sam. xv. 3,) "Now go and smite Amaleck, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not, but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass."
He concludes his epistle by saying his letter was
written to satisfy you, and some other friends whom I esteem, that my disbelief of the Bible is founded on a pure and religious belief in God; for in my opinion the Bible is a gross libel against the justice and goodness of God, in almost every part of it.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Doubtful that anyone will conclude that Iran had much to do with the destruction of America . Although today Iran remains in the gunsights of the master criminals in DC, that distant land does less damage to America than a handful of high American officials. Truthfully, I feel more threatened by Bush and Bolton , by Barack and Barak, by McCain and Cheney and Pelosi, than anyone in Iran .
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
What I find funny as hell is some moron with the Barr campaign listed my blog as one of the Blogs for Barr- http://blog.bobbarr2008.com/ (look on the right side of the page about half way down under bloggers and you will see my name "Mike Wasdin") oh you poor fools...
Bob Barr recently said he’s running for the office of US president in order to “rekindle peoples faith in government”. That is an anti-libertarian agenda.
Only a fool or a villain would want to restore people’s faith in government — because both the supposed moral legitimacy and the supposed practical utility of government are lies. Myths. Tall tales. Whoppers. Bullshit.
Read more- http://www.bradspangler.com/blog/archives/1013
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Central bankers devised a way of taking physical possession of all of the stocks in every Initial Public Offering (as far as I can tell it seems like _ALL_). This allows for selected entities (broker friends etc.) to use the stocks as “collateral” in such a way that they are counterfeited into many many many many times their value into ‘the market’ (Example, for the scale of this: $75 Trillion in worldwide real estate value, $50 Trillion in worldwide annual Gross Domestic Product - $675 Trillion in estimated “derivative value”)
Sooner or later someone is going to want to see the actual stock that they purchased or whatever is being used as collateral. Well, this has been going on in Europe unknown to the general public in America for many months in an attempt to lessen the damage to Europe’s Economy.
One philosophical abstraction that seems to befuddle most people is "anarchy." To those challenged by complexity – such as radio talk show hosts and cable-TV "newscasters" who are convinced that all political opinions can be confined to the categories of "liberal" and "conservative" – the word anarchy evokes an unfocused fear of uncertain forces. Images of bomb-throwing thugs who smash and burn the property of others are routinely conjured up by politicians and the media to frighten people into an extension of police authority over their lives. "Disorder" and "lawless confusion" are common dictionary definitions of this word.
Monday, July 21, 2008
-Frederic Bastiat, “The Law,” June, 1850
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
An introduction to critical thinking.
Here Be Dragons is written and presented by Brian Dunning, host and producer of the Skeptoid podcast, author of Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena, and Executive Producer of The Skeptologists.
Watch video: http://herebedragonsmovie.com/
Friday, July 18, 2008
The story reads "American citizens cheating the government out of Billions" What a fucking joke! Cheating the government? How is it cheating to find a way to keep a thief from stealing from you? People found away to keep the Nazi bastards of the IRS from stealing their money, good for them, I applaud them! Fuck the IRS!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Here is the essential reading on anarcho-capitalism, which might also be called the natural order, private-property anarchy, ordered anarchy, radical capitalism, the private-law society, or society without a state. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list. Indeed, only English-language works currently in print or forthcoming are included.
Read more: http://www.lewrockwell.com/hoppe/hoppe5.html
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
This year, there aren't any gas lines (though stay tuned), but the price seems outrageous; and in particular, its rate of increase recently has been amazing. Once again, establishment media offer no credible explanation; reports of gas prices often follow weather information, which seems quite appropriate since they have little idea what causes either. But this time, there's a difference: I've not yet seen a fully credible explanation of what's going on even in libertarian literature. That's a first.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Although I disagree with all the nutty "god" references in this, it is still a good read and makes good points.
Contrary to popular myth, the men who signed the Declaration of Independence were not great Americans. Instead, they were great Englishmen. In fact, they were as much English citizens as Americans today are American citizens. It’s easy to forget that the revolutionaries in 1776 were people who took up arms against their own government.
So how is it that these men are considered patriots? Well, the truth is that their government didn’t consider them patriots at all. Their government considered them to be bad guys – traitors, all of whom deserved to be hanged for treason.
Read more: http://www.lewrockwell.com/hornberger/hornberger149.html
Sunday, July 6, 2008
"I was astounded to see on one of the networks the other day that the debate was not are we going to attack? but are we going to attack before or after the election?" Paul continued.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
"Ha! I kill me!" Unfortunately, the death of hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq is not metaphorical.
"...the rulers of the states are the most criminal group in a respective population. With a limitation of their power their criminality tends to decrease; but it still remains exceptionally high in all nations."
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
H.L. Mencken is often quoted as saying, "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."
Great line, but Mencken got it wrong — at least when it comes to voters.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
“I also invite anyone from any country in the world, who supports these aims, namely to become free of liars, thieves and tyrants in government, to become a citizen of Forvik.” One man stands up to the former world empire.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The last comment I heard George Carlin make was in a video of a book-signing, in which a young man asked him if he believed that 9/11 was an "inside job." Carlin did not offer an opinion on the matter, but only replied – in words I do not recall precisely – that it was a mistake to ever accept consensus-based definitions of reality. What better words to inscribe upon a tombstone or other memorial to this remarkable man!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
It is a worthy question. But just as important may be the ultimate destination of the 1.2 million voters on the Republican side who cast their ballots for Ron Paul. For while there has been a rapprochement of sorts between Sens. Clinton and Obama, that has not been the case as yet between Rep. Paul and John McCain.
The outspoken libertarian, anti-Iraq war congressman from Texas has been regarded by many in the GOP as a “nutty uncle,” with his ubiquitous campaign signs and dedicated cadre of Internet-savvy supporters. Asked recently by Newsweek what his relationship was with Sen. McCain, Rep. Paul responded: “It pretty much doesn’t exist. He has his beliefs and I have mine, and they just don’t come together very well.”
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Given that we are both anarchists, it is no surprise that I have enjoyed Dr. Shaffer’s essays, most recently citing him in my "Anarchy, Anarchy – Wherefore Art Thou?" piece. That the solid logic that undergirds market anarchism – or whatever you want to call it – remains somehow in doubt is one of the most troubling and fascinating subjects to which I apply my available skills of analysis and modest writing talents. Why is it that almost any suggestion of even the possibility of a peaceful, anarchistic society is so often met with pseudo-intellectual derision or worse yet, insulting, pat-on-the-head "utopian dreamer" condescension? Excluding the corruption of those who enrich themselves from the State, it is met with these responses because honest people have been conditioned over years and years of public (Read: statist propaganda-laden) schooling.
Friday, June 20, 2008
The Bush administration, despite its disturbing ineptitude in doing its work – except the primary task, which is to exempt the rich from taxes – has been capable of breaking treaties signed by civilized nations such as the Kyoto Protocol and a missile treaty with Russia. But the Bush administration has pillaged the Social Security Trust Fund (supposedly a trust fund). It has permitted the FBI and the CIA to operate without the least controls, and with complete the indifference of Bush, leaving in their hands the control of the last global empire, like the Wizard of Oz feigning magic tricks and hoping no one would discover him.