Tuesday, July 29, 2008

All You Need To Know About Bob Barr

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

Understanding How Screwed We All Are - "The Greatest Depression"


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.

What Is Anarchy?

I have mixed feelings about the use of labels to describe philosophical views, whether of myself or others. It is difficult to avoid doing so because our efforts to understand and communicate about the world necessarily involve the use of words and words are, as Alfred Korzybski warned us, abstractions that never equate with what they are meant to describe. His oft-quoted statement that "the map is not the territory" offers a caveat whose implications for confusion are further compounded when addressing such abstract topics as political philosophy.
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


“But if the government undertakes to control and to raise wages, and cannot do it; if the government undertakes to care for all who may be in want, and cannot do it; if the government undertakes to support all unemployed workers, and cannot do it; if the government undertakes to lend interest-free money to all borrowers, and cannot do it; if .... ‘The state considers that its purpose is to enlighten, to develop, to enlarge, to strengthen, to spiritualize, and to sanctify the soul of the people’ -- and if the government cannot do all of these things, what then? Is it not certain that after every government failure -- which, alas! is more than probable -- there will be an equally inevitable revolution?”
-Frederic Bastiat, “The Law,” June, 1850

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Zimbabwe Introduces 100-Billion-Dollar Note

More Monopoly money. Our Federal Reserve notes have no real value either, our government has just managed to keep the scam going longer than other countries have.

Zimbabwe, grappling with a record 2.2 million percent inflation, has introduced a new 100-billion-dollar bank note in a bid to tackle rampant cash shortages, the central bank said Saturday.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Here Be Dragons

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

How Do You Cheat a Thief?

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!

Listen here: http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?cl=8863572

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Anarcho-Capitalism: An Annotated Bibliography

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

US School Rebuked For Ibuprofen Strip Search

I always wonder why the parents never go to the school and beat the hell out of the people that do these things..I know I would have.

A divided US appeals court has ruled an Arizona school violated the constitutional rights of a 13-year-old student by conducting a strip search for ibuprofen.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fannie, Freddie, Fascist

Ludwig von Mises had a theory about interventionism. It doesn't accomplish its stated ends. Instead it distorts the market. That distortion cries out for a fix. The fix can consist in pulling back and freeing the market or taking further steps toward intervention. The State nearly always chooses the latter course, unless forced to do otherwise. The result is more distortion, leading eventually, by small steps, toward ever more nationalization and its attendant stagnation and bankruptcy.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Another unfree birthday for America

Podcast of my Faux of July on Complete Liberty.

The nation of unwitting slaves; new planet shopping, anyone?Are Obama and McCain your typical Nazis?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Gas Puzzler

Soon after landing on American soil, I found myself lining up for gasoline for 45 minutes, and that told me something was wrong with this land of free enterprise. When all the establishment media I could lay hands on failed to explain the shortage, I knew it was worse. When only a fringe magazine (The Libertarian Review, July/August 1979, with outstanding articles by D.T. Armentano, Murray Rothbard, Roy Childs et al) offered a credible explanation, I learned where to go for more good sense on all manner of anomalies; and so in due course I encountered Strike The Root.
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

The Real Meaning of the Fourth of July

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

Ron Paul: I hear members of Congress saying "if we could only nuke Iran"

Congressman warns of imminent confrontation
"If we do (attack) it is going to be a disaster," the Congressman told the Alex Jones show this Thursday.
"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

Why I’m Not Patriotic

“Love of country isn’t natural. It’s not something you’re born with. It’s an inculcated kind of love, something that is foisted upon you in the home, in the school, on TV, at church, during the football game.”

Friday, July 4, 2008

The July 4th Lie

I have long been a critic of the state’s co-option of holidays to serve governmental purposes, thus negating the messages these holidays originally served. July 4th – designed to celebrate independence from the state – has been refashioned as a holiday for revelling in the state’s favorite activity, war. Television treats us to a seemingly endless supply of John Wayne films, urging us to embrace the contradictory idea that submitting ourselves to increased state power is the way to promote our liberty! It is such twisted thinking that leads those who refuse to examine the content of their minds to bleat about the soldiers who "fight for our freedom." What nonsense. Shall we next be told that Sunset Boulevard hookers are peddling virtue?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Bush's Crimes Against Humanity

"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."

Read More: http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2008/07/fiat-justicia-ruat-caelum.html

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Another US Drug War Success!

“Americans are the world's top consumers of cannabis and cocaine.”

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Faux of July

"Yes folks, the Faux of July is upon us, and it’s calling out to idiot Amerika. It won’t be long now before the sheep fire up the grills, throw on some burgers, drink a few beers, hoist their flags and pretend they are free; I guess ignorance really is bliss." Column by Mike Wasdin.