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    Today, 04:28 AM
    The world has become an "interesting" place. I started a blog some years ago. Possibly I am flattering myself as I am a horrible judge of my own merits (which is why I usually default to "everything I do sucks", so as not to lead myself astray in the direction of auto-stroking), but I think I have done a fair to middling job of it. Ten-thousand views since late 2009 is an abysmal result, telling me that either indeed I suck or the average man has no interest in, or capacity for my efforts. Assuming for conversation's sake that I do not wholly suck, it would then follow that people are not in much of a mood for the rigors of freedom. Done that. Not much response, which leads me back to the notion that "I suck". The other possibility is that I just suck at self-promotion. I've never been one to whip it out and start waving it around like the world's largest flag poll, screaming "hey everybody, look at me!" Hell no. The ONE thing I don't like about Ron Paul is the cult that has arisen around him. It is essentially no different than the one that rose at the feet of men like Hitler and Jim Jones. What we need is not a Ron Paul, but fifty million like-minded and driven individuals of equivalent knowledge, capacities, drive, and habit. So long as we of the "liberty movement" retain this fetish for personalities, hoping for a new Moses to appear out of the mists to deliver us from our bondage, we shall remain in fact the Bowel Movement, for we are nothing more than that. The fact is that say that we want freedom, but clearly not enough to seize it. We only want it enough to "pray" someone comes along and gives it to us. Does this not remind us so very powerfully of those whom we claim to despise? Sadder and more ironically still is the fact that those at whom we look down our noses have been out there acting to get their hands on that which they say they want. Yes, they are almost equally guilty of wanting it given them, but that small difference between us - such as demonstrated by the rioters who tried to burn down Portland - is all the difference in the world because even though the goals were rotten and perhaps disingenuous, they DID get off the couch and into the action. Generally speaking, "we" do nothing beyond griping from behind a screen.
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    Today, 03:41 AM
    You go too far, perhaps. We all fuck up. I do so daily, or so it seems sometimes. My point is that you may be correct, or not. Unless you have a direct line into the man's innermost thoughts, calling him "warmonger" speaks to an intention that may not be present. That, of course, may prove irrelevant in terms of the outcomes, but the distinction is still important to recognize, just as it is to avoid certain sorts of presumptions on the part of others. Doing so keeps us closer to precision in our communications, even if our accuracy is off - I trust you understand the difference between the two. One of the reasons we as a species tends to get into so much trouble is that we have become endlessly careless in the use of our words, which are the single most important possessions we have after our lives and our health. Words matter and part of my mission in life is to annoy the living crap out of everyone until the message sinks in. Casual construction leads to casual thought and it's all downhill from there. Is a man not allowed to make innocent errors of opinion? Criminy man, if I were held to the fire for every wrong opinion I held 40 years ago, there'd be nothing left of me but fly-ash. Now, compare with Obama, a man who held idiotic notions long ago and has remained as welded to them through to this day as a jihadist remains to his favorite goat.
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    Today, 03:10 AM
    Seems in this case the fruit fell from the tree, rolled all the way down the mountain and into a fetid bog.
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    Today, 02:57 AM
    Those of us old enough can remember a time when the very question at hand would have been deemed a stupidity only because so many people had the smarts to know how obvious the answer: this is low-rent political drama designed with the intent of frightening some people. The set of tacit assumptions on such matters are broad and deep, all of them carrying the subtext of doom. What appalls me in all this is not even so much the failure of intelligence that this sort of thing represents on the part of the common man, as his revolting timidity and barking cowardice. This could be forgiven in women, again speaking to the mean and not meant to suck in every individual, but that the men manifest such cowardliness is disgusting and pathetic beyond my ability to place words. This is perhaps a penultimate example of how Theye have managed to derail "traditional" (awful term, IMO) male characteristics in favor of supplanted female traits, turning men into what would have once been called "fairies". Progressives will naturally wish and perhaps even call for my head on a platter, as will some who deem themselves "evolved" and/or "modern". So be it. In my opinion, one of the defining characteristics of a "man" is courage. Proper women should also have courage, albeit I find that its expression takes somewhat differing forms. This is why the men I have known, those of my personal circle of which I am perhaps the least example, understand that the female is not to be expected to have the same timbre of courage as themselves, which not only seems well and good, but also satisfies the progressive's obsessive fascination with "diversity". A proper man, in my estimation, faces that which scares him sheet-white in the form of immediate physical threats. That is the very definition of "courage". Yet today we see men cowering like frightened little children right along with the women when subjects such as "government shutdown" arise as real possibilities in the immediate time-frame. It is embarrassing to witness it, so much so that it tends to evoke anger in real men, whose empathy is taxed too far in such cases, so deeply pathetic being the condition beheld. It is much like watching the suffering of a hopelessly injured animal; a proper adult puts such creatures to their rapid and merciful end not only for the sake of the animal's suffering, but to end their own at the hands of their empathy. Both parties feel the relief. When such suffering is prolonged beyond the point of absurdity, anger tends to be one of the common emotional responses precisely because we suffer through our empathic components, often beyond the point of tolerance. So it is I find it with these mangled, maimed examples of the male of the species who have been so horribly reduced that they cannot be rightly called "men" at all. Few things can one find that are as painfully and depressingly sad as this. Today, the nation drowns in them and we get to see just how true this is when the media radiates their tacit messages of pending apocalypse that are threatened with the words "government shutdown". The ignorance that is also represents would be difficult to overstate, as is the various lies that it represents. Were people both courageous and clued, they would yearn for such outcomes, which would likely never come to pass. But were they to, the welcome wagon would be broken out and grand parades held in honor of the miracle that had taken place.
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    Yesterday, 02:38 PM
    This is busy.
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    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    Incredible, is it not? Had it been my son, well... I won't say what I'd do, lest BlackSWAT show up at 3AM for a visit. Great to know my freedom of speech remains intact.
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    Yesterday, 10:18 AM
    People never seem to learn. It is as if the dumbass gene as taken over the "evolution" of the human animal. Repeat after me: 1. NEVER call police for any reason. 2. Until communities start sending police home in body bags, nothing is going to change, save for the worse. 3. When in doubt, refer to rules 1 and 2.
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    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    And that is precisely why she must win: to further establish the pattern. That way, when the world (of France) goes to hell in a cheap plastic bucket, nobody can say they were not given ample warning. Worldwide, shit's going to come down to one of two things: capitulation to Themme, or a fight to the death between conflicting parties. Does anyone see the world resolving into peaceful prosperity for all, given the prevailing conditions of the past 100+ years and no indication that anything fundamental will be changing prior to the big freeze in Hell?
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    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    Successful at what, precisely?
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    Yesterday, 10:06 AM
    And so it has come to pass. I wage no war on anyone not waging it upon me. I paid no taxes for most of my working life. The virtues of the crackerjack accountant in an Empire culture cannot be overstated.
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    Yesterday, 09:59 AM
    With a treasonous, poisonous Congress? With a judiciary run so far off the rails it will likely never see track again? Not on your life. Where do people get the idea that a president can drag a nation anywhere other than further down the chute to hell?
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    Yesterday, 05:52 AM
    Yeah, except when it's not. The bottom fell out of the glass market a few years back. The recycler in Charleston dismantled their crusher because nobody would buy the granulated glass. They told me the price had fallen to seven cents per ton. You read that right. Of course I benefited by loading up several free tons of crush for use in the driveway. Mostly true, save in cases such as that cited above. When a market goes to crap... Even so, "government" is not the answer because the best possible solution with which they can come up is to rob Peter to pay Paul. It is the ONLY government answer. All others require no government.
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    04-23-2017, 09:32 PM
    Where have all the adults gone? It feels as if the world is being run by ill-bred second-graders. What brand of arrested development does it take to come up with such spectacular FAIL? Since it is impossible for nominally intelligent adults to be this fundamentally and perfectly stupid, one can only conclude that something else is at work here. Seriously - a wall? I've taught sixth-graders that showed better creative imagination. I am serious.
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    04-23-2017, 07:20 AM
    Firstly, my accountant kept me at effectively 0% tax on something on the order of $3MM. I paid $1500.00 total over the ten-year period, all 100% well within the letter of statute, so that point falls away. Secondly, moving to CH does not absolve you of such contribution. Be very careful in how you claim innocence because things are not quite so simple as you may think. We are all equally responsible for such things, so either we all share in guilt or we all enjoy innocence along that line. I've given no penny toward war-making, but if there is guilt to be borne, I still share in it because I have tolerated the war makers. Hiding oneself in a closet buys little insofar as culpability goes if indeed we share in the guilt of war making. If we do not, then there is not issue there for me and all the others who oppose murder on any scale. That's a very dangerous position you assume. The need for the means of self defense is always present in a world where scoundrels may be found in every nook and cranny. If you believe there are no tyrants in CH, you fool yourself. That they operate with greater subtlety and sense only means they are more clever and balanced in their wield of power, whereas those here in America are verily gone 'round the bend.
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    04-22-2017, 03:22 PM
    CELEBRITY DEATH MATCH. 'Nuff said. /thread.
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    04-21-2017, 11:34 PM
    This was concocted in the 70s, as I recall. I once did a fair to middling analysis of the document. It is a semantic desert.
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    04-21-2017, 11:26 PM
    Article is fairly FAIL-heavy. Lots of assertion, no supporting evidence.
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    04-21-2017, 11:17 PM
    This is bit one of the literally thousands of reasons they need to be hunted, juice dispensed properly sub Rosa. Without consequences that outstrip the payoff, this sort of thing stands only to get worse.
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    04-21-2017, 11:10 PM
    What I am wondering is why anyone would care about this in the face of a world running headlong to its doom. Call me crazy... no I mean it, call me that, but it seems to me we have way bigger fish to fry.
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    04-21-2017, 11:03 PM
    Whoa there... I thought Mexico was supposed to pay for his wall. FAIL. If it's going to be four years of this sort of crap, then someone please show me mercy and shove knives into my eyes. I see no reason why we cannot have border security without a damned wall. I don't want to live in the Sam's Club version of 1962 Berlin.
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    04-21-2017, 08:28 AM
    I, as a good citizen-subject, have reported the senator for this treasonous act. To hamper agents of AmeriKa is to hamper AmeriKa. I stand, appalled.
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    04-19-2017, 12:57 PM
    You can go that route, but there are problems with it. If "they" cannot verify the name given, your entry would likely be disregarded, not that it wouldn't anyway... that is, unless you chose "NONE" for all the appropriate entries and commented along the lines of "everything is perfect in the USA. God bless the government!" What would concern me far more is the possibility that somewhere in the United States Code, it has been declared a crime mala prohibita to make statements of this nature under a false alias. Insane as it sounds, I would not find it very surprising to discover that one could be charged with obstructing government investigations or operations in the event they used an alias. Let us not fail to bear in the center of our awarenesses that government universally declares itself perfect and supreme and that any attempt to deceive it is a crime worthy of the most draconian responses.
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    04-19-2017, 12:50 PM
    I thought the WPA limited the president's unilateral authority to 90 days. Has this changed? Has my understanding of the act been incorrect? Oh, and to hell with the UN.
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    04-19-2017, 12:07 PM
    Ah, OK... didn't grok clearly. Thanks. I quite agree.
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    04-19-2017, 07:43 AM
    Positive response to normative question.
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    04-19-2017, 07:42 AM
    Yes, really and what's not even close... and to what?
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