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    Yesterday, 10:49 AM
    There is no pro-POV for me. Not in the wake of the truth. I would not have chosen NH in any event. But that's just me.
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    Yesterday, 09:14 AM
    Taxation is robbery. Period.
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    Yesterday, 09:07 AM
    OK, so what we had there was just another instance of rank corruption at work. Based on that alone, I would call the FSP wholly invalid and unworthy of any consideration. Just my worthless opinion on the matter. THIS is why humanity is doomed. There aren't enough men of nominal integrity to make plausible even the most meager endeavors, and the individual holds no hope of overcoming the collectivist juggernaut that designs to crush him through the corruption that is its lifeblood. Assuming the veracity of what you have written here, it turns out the high falutin' FSP was born of nothing better than the common corruption of people with no apparent intent to move; born of people just as full of shit as those against whom they complained. There's a part of me that wants to say "I can't believe it", but I will not allow myself that indulgence. Until this moment, I actually never questioned the personal integrity of the people who ran this program, only to find they were just another raft of low-rent crooks. Holy crap. I didn't think my faith in humanity could sink any lower. I was wrong.
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    Yesterday, 08:36 AM
    From THEIRE viewpoint, yes - if I am reading your meaning correctly. Shit happens. Shit happened. We tend to look after our own, so perhaps he would be OK in any event. Perhaps not. Shit happens.
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    Yesterday, 06:52 AM
    Not to hijack the thread, but I would also point out that if someone wanted to take over an entire state, Wyoming would have been the better choice than dopey NH. NH is a bastion of ultra-left stupidity and has been a long while. The indigent people there generally have little interest in freedom, but only the pretty slavery upon which in their minds they have stenciled the moniker. People go in pissing upwind. I cannot imagine there would have been less sympathy for the move in WY. Tactically speaking, a population just over 500K in WY presents less of a problem than well over a million in NH, especially since it appears to be a body far more inclined to Constitutional governance than the pink-0 slime that befoul NH. I still cannot for the life of me grok what possessed people to choose NH. Why not, then, NJ?
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    03-22-2017, 07:03 PM
    And here we see the practical virtues of closely-knit community. If like-minded people would establish such communities, after the first few such CPS agents left in body bags, we would see a quantum shift in government's habits of treading. Whether for the better... that would remain to be seen. We live in Empire, which is by its nature predatory. Empire inflames the inner predatory instincts of men in a morbid manner. Empire life is of a nature that similarly inflames the greed instinct far beyond its normal and healthy range of expression. Simple outer life inspires peaceable inner life, on the average. IMO, the complexities of Empire life drives human desire. Monument drives it. People see these huge contrivances of man and are inevitably driven to disrespect of their fellows for the sake of realizing their own grand vision. The greater out abilities to render great monuments into reality, the more drive we become on the average to want more of it and the less we are disposed to respect our fellows because we want what we want with so much suchness. We do not see this sort of thing, generally speaking, in tribal anarchic societies. There are exceptions - warlike tribes, but they seem to be a distinct minority. It seems very plausible to me that the over-stimulation of a man in these ways tends to result in the degradation of regard for one's fellows for the sake of those desires he would never be able to realize on his own. Therefore, he becomes willing to disregard the rights of his fellows for the sake of the collective agency that can realize his desires. This is, so far as I can tell, the basis of nearly all the "social" woes of Empire cultures since Sumer. It's a very simple scenario, actually. People become addicted to monument and achievement to such a morbid degree that they no longer care what others want. Beyond a threshold, the momentum of the mentality takes on a life of its own and all of a sudden disrespect of self and others becomes normalized to such an extent that those who do not get on the bandwagon become legitimized outcasts... at first. Eventually, they become criminalized and the next thing you know, its open season on them. This is the very pattern I have observed devolving over the course of my lifetime, the rate of advance having greatly accelerated since the world came to an end on 9/11/2001... and it did come to an end; it's just that most people have been unable or unwilling to see or accept this curious tidbit. Monument has driven endless greed, and Empire is all about monument. Empire came to us courtesy of the people of the middle-east, whose patriarchal filth has spread worldwide like a plague that now infects every crack and crevice of the earth. But I degress. Empire is fact, as is the likelihood that it will not be disappearing any time soon, if ever. Therefore, it perhaps behooves us to optimize freedom in the context of a social architecture that is inherently inimical to it. This would seem to suggest a path toward a sort of neo-feudalism in the face of ever more stridently violent and intrusive Empire such that these small and closely knit communities evolve such attitudes and practice that enable them to hold at arm's length those who would otherwise engage in actions such as that captioned in the OP.
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    03-22-2017, 05:12 PM
    This is midbrain humanity. It categorizes and extrapolates. This is the most basic hard-wired survival mechanism beyond the primitive reflexes such as heartbeat, breath, irises, and so on. Getting away from its endless effort is exhausting. Perhaps, then, we ought not fight it but live within the limitation it sets? I say this because we have been doing the same things over and over, trying to be something we are not. How well has that worked out for us?
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    03-22-2017, 04:54 PM
    The effort has proven woefully inadequate. Generally speaking, humanity has proven the same.
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    03-22-2017, 04:40 PM
    Well, with hundreds or thousands of examples of this sort of thing readily available for consumption, it becomes something of difficult for me to get too sympathetic for these parents who, in the wake of so many of these events, keep their children in public schools. It makes me think... think...
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    03-22-2017, 03:51 PM
    Well, if this pares their numbers significantly - say over 50%, I will have to call Obamacare an oblique success.
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    03-22-2017, 08:04 AM
    Good point(s).
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    03-22-2017, 07:02 AM
    Might be a repost, but who cares?
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    03-22-2017, 06:48 AM
    Seems I have once again failed to make clear my point. I agree with all you write, but the point is that given the risks, how likely is this person, for example, to make a stand? I don't know if we have what it takes even to be good slaves anymore, much less anything better.
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    03-21-2017, 08:19 PM
    Great live version of Archangel Thunderbird by Amon Düül II.
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    03-21-2017, 09:31 AM
    Left-leaning humans comprise a vast raft of psychotics and economic ignorants. The most casual examination of the history of our positive past readily reveals that monopolies arise through government dispensation and not through free market conditions. Oligopolies are likewise given rise through government interference, whether positive or negative. Oligopolies and the ills they bring almost universally come about through some criminality. Were "government" competent and/or honest in the discharge of its duties to those they ostensibly serve, we would find at hand every instrument of Law needed to deal with such circumstances. The erection of artificial barriers to entry, for instance, violates the rights of others to enter the marketplace. This is clearly criminal and could be readily disposed through felony charges. How often do we see it? How often does "government" itself erect thosen very barriers at the lobbied behest of oligopolists, thereby freezing out competition? How often are the justifications by "government" for the regulations they pass, ostensibly for YOUR protection, reek with the stench of corruption? In reality, it is government that gives risento monopoly and oligopoly and decicedly not free markets. I would also point out that our markets have not been anything even remotely free for well over a century, so blaming them is the product of rank ignorance and the intentional peddling of outright lies.
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    03-21-2017, 08:54 AM
    This was expressed in the Protocols where it was asserted (paraphrasing) that those who refuse to use their brains are no different from those who have none.
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    03-21-2017, 08:49 AM
    IOW, appeals to reason made to the unreasoning are pointless. It's like having a phone conversation with the deaf. "I can see!" said the blind man to his deaf daughter.
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    03-21-2017, 08:44 AM
    He who is least willing to be bound shall prevail, all else equal. This is the basis of my notion of "least denominator". He who will stoop lowest, wins, AEE.
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    03-21-2017, 07:46 AM
    The question not addressed in the OP is whether the judge's assertions are true or if he fell for what would to my eyes be a wholly predictable ploy by his enemies, as well as those of Trump, Fox, and the "right" to chip away at the huge momentum of the current political tide. How could anyone not expect this? Was Napolitano set up like a bowling pin?
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    03-20-2017, 08:38 PM
    Huh... I would not have given him so much credit for oblique strategies. Are you certain of this? Not saying you're wrong, just wondering how sure you are. I am generally not that good at the personality analysis thing. Limbaugh surprised me with the seeming sobriety of what he said, as well as how. Now you toss a wrench in it, exposing my possible inadequate skepticism. Perhaps I may excuse myself due to the shock and attendant cognitive dissonance at hearing what I thought was rational, sober speak by Mr. Limbaugh. :) But seriously, because I do not listen to such people, save on rarest occasions, I am not familiar with their common modes and, perhaps, tricks. I, therefore, often suck at judging their sincerity, honesty, and capacities.
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    03-20-2017, 07:45 PM
    And intriguing thought, leading to the question of "how?" The mind reels at the possibilities.
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    03-20-2017, 07:34 PM
    And unsubstantiated assumption that I hope proves true. Of course, by that standard, I'm pretty well screwed.
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    03-20-2017, 07:27 PM
    Took him long enough. Good riddance. Bastard.
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    03-20-2017, 07:25 PM
    Today Limbaugh brought up a very sound point relating to the various shriekings by the "left" regarding the allegations of election hacking by Russia: if the hacking happened, then where is the evidence? By now, the lefties would have had it in hand, screaming so the Martians would hear their cacophanous haranguing. But there is nothing. He related that when asked for evidence, Limbaugh reported that Comey refused, citing "ongoing investigations". Limbaugh then asked the very astute question about the nature of the hack. If the election was hacked, what was the general nature of the attack? Vote flipping? Something else? It is not only a key and valid question, it is one that could be answered without compromising any possible investigation. A body is found and the death is reported as a murder. On what basis is murder asserted? The evidence could be reported in general terms without giving away anything essential about it. Were there gunshot wounds? Evidence of blunt force? Knife wounds? That much could usually be stated, and most often is, without compromising ongoing investigations. The same could be said about the allegations of Russian interference in the most recent presidential election. Doing so would boost the nearly non-existent credibility of both Comey and his FBI. And yet, the hold their otherwise copious noisemaking. This suggests to me not that they are the intrepid, honorable, and capable investigators seeking the truth for the benefit of "the people", but a raft of transparently biased hacks who are using the prerogatives concomitant with their positions for the purposes of advancing an agenda the agency from which the agency is supposed to be wholly separated. To my eyes, the only thing Comey is succeeding at is to make himself look like a rank criminal, not even rising to the standard and status of a lowly and vile street criminal. The question in my mind is, why? Why is he seeming so transparently corrupt? Someone must have him by the spheres. Or perhaps he is just another cheap and artlessly corrupt political hack, so confident of his ability to waggle his thing in the face of America with impunity that he simply stooges on no matter what "we" think, say, or want. One can but wonder about the truth behind all this.
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    03-20-2017, 05:55 PM
    I'm not a Rush fan, but he was on the radio as I was driving to Nitro to buy steel for a project. I always assumed he was a windbag, but he seemed pretty measured today, so I don't know if I misjudged him, he was having an "off" day ( :) ), or he has evolved. Not that it wasn't obvious before, but Comey seems to be proving himself very much Theire man. Limbaugh on Comey Hearing: Message to Trump Is Stop the ‘Drain-the-Swamp Stuff’ or Face Impeachment
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    03-20-2017, 08:24 AM
    Now to inflate the envelope another notch. What is the status of one's rights when the reality of fighting the trespassers is that there is no winning? Are the rights then forfeit, or only in a state of disparagement? How far does one have to fight in order to retain his rights? Is the merely verbal assertion of claim sufficient? As a matter of principle, I say yes. As a matter of material result, usually not. I faithfully assert my right to keep and bear arms, even when in NYC where I wear an empty holster. Yet, in '13 some goon with a badge cuffed me, really hard no less (wrists all cut up and I have photos to prove it) and he and his buddies went to town on me for 2 1/2 hours trying to find any pretense for throwing me in a cell. They failed. But the point here is that my rights were disparaged even to the meager extent that I expressed my claim as a Freeman. Did I lose my claims? I cannot quite say for certain.
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    03-19-2017, 07:05 AM
    I would suggest that a strategic alliance with Israel might serve you well. If you are not "strong enough", then all I can recommend is that you become stronger by adopting a warrior culture. Arm every citizen, train them, and set them all to the task of national defense against the various threats. Adoption of a Freeman warrior culture would open the doors to opportunities for prosperity. Free people. Responsible people. Accountable people. Learned people. Courageous people. Honorable people. None are as powerful as such. If the nation of Lebanon wants what they want with sufficiency, they will move to make it real. Otherwise, they did not really want it, save that it be handed them by others. That is the bottomline truth and reality. Americans are examples of not wanting it enough. We complain and bark about this or that, yet we take no effective action to make real that which we say we want, apparently expecting always that provision is someone else's responsibility. Even those in the "liberty" movement suffer from entitlement psychosis, the very thing they so bitterly complain of in the so-called "liberal", "progressive", "SJW", and so forth. Hypocrites. We cannot even get it up to put the people we think we want into political office, most of the time. How are we to gain our freedom with such attitudes? We won't.
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    03-19-2017, 06:32 AM
    From another thread: "Will not" is very different from "cannot". And here my notion of equality only for equals comes into sharper focus. A right is only a right if one asserts it. If I claim not my own life, then why would another be at fault for laying claim to it? Is there any special circumstance that elevates a man's very life above the objective status of a tree branch one finds on a forest trail? If I can pick up such a twig and claim it as mine in the absence of any countervailing claim, why then can I not do it with the life of another man? These are serious, non-rhetorical questions of a philosophical nature. It would be interesting to see a valid and convincing explanation in support of special status. The emotional argument, while compelling for obvious reasons, doesn't cut it in the least. Those incapable of asserting their claims presents a somewhat trickier proposition. But those who are perfectly able to assert their claims, yet fail to do so - have they not renounced those claims? There is the strong and IMO valid argument in favor of the negative right, which holds sacrosanct the fundamental claims inherent to all men such that we as individuals are not called upon by others to reassert our rights fifteen thousand times per minute against the criminal challenges of others. But what of the case where some party, oh I dunno... lets just say "government", violates the people's rights over and over again on a minute by minute basis? While it is true that government should not commit such violations in the first place, the reality is that they do so while claiming authority, rendering such situations under very special light because they claim justice in such acts. Such claims cannot, IMO, remain unanswered. In the absence of credibly forceful defensive measures by those violated, are the claims of justice not given tacit acceptance, thereby effectively constituting renunciation of one's claims? If you will not defend your rights against positive threat, when perfectly capable of doing so, have you not turned your back to those claims in all positive fact?
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    03-19-2017, 06:08 AM
    SD in every case, regardless of context. I don't care if you've been kidnapping, cooking, eating, raping, and murdering children, in precisely that order: I would convict no man for killing cops engaging in such actions. It is never right. It is the worst criminality on the planet, bar none. This brand of behavior is the lowest form of criminal puerility that I can imagine. Nothing is lower, more rank, or felonious. It is the mark of men with hard-ons for power over others; adrenalin addicts who have no respect for their fellows, no matter who gets hurt. It is a shame that more are not killed in such raids. Were it so, they might think thrice before agreeing to commit such felonies which, as far as I am concerned, elevate the actions of the child molester in the way Obama's presidency did to that of Jimmy Carter. The thinking that resulted in the adoption of these raids as common policy across the nation sprung from the drug war. Police, being the masturbating wannabes they tend, could not stand the fact that proper execution of warrants upon those in possession of scheduled substances routinely resulted in the residents flushing them down the toilet prior to opening their doors for inspection. THAT was the excuse they chose - "We have to do it, or the bad guys will get away..." Not a whit of them stopped to consider the glaring absurdity of the overall situation; the idiocy of the drug war itself and what it called upon them to become, which was nothing less than the most rank and foul criminals on the planet. They are literally more destructive, dangerous, and criminal than child-rapists, and those are the bottom of the barrel. I remember years ago, on one of those horrid TV shows that polish the police knob in glorification of their fathomless criminality, a cop in a van on the way to executing a no-knock bragged to the entire nation how he got off on the rush of it; how he loved it. Incomprehensible criminal mentality, that. The thinking that made for it: can't let the bad guys get away no matter what damage we cause; we are above you; we get off on it.
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Uhm, no. Not all of us. Only most of the countries involved. We few radicals and rebels do what we can to prevent it. Whether that works or not still doesn't change whether it is our fault or not.
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