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    by Published on 02-09-2021 11:00 AM

    The Thirty Tyrants
    The deal that the American elite chose to make with China has a precedent in the history of Athens and Sparta
    BY LEE SMITH

    In Chapter 5 of The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli describes three options for how a conquering power might best treat those it has defeated in war. The first is to ruin them; the second is to rule directly; the third is to create “therein a state of the few which might keep it friendly to you.”

    The example Machiavelli gives of the last is the friendly government Sparta established in Athens upon defeating it after 27 years of war in 404 BCE. For the upper caste of an Athenian elite already contemptuous of democracy, the city’s defeat in the Peloponnesian War confirmed that Sparta’s system was preferable. It was ...
    by Published on 04-19-2016 08:52 AM

    I am introducing a new English noun: MereCog.

    A MereCog is anyone who is not Themme but labors for Theire glory. MereCogs are units whose sole purpose is to serve the Machine. The Machine is that upon which Theire lives are materially built.

    Theye live palatially. Theye consume lavishly. Theye travel luxuriously. Theye are able to do all this solely through the agency of the MereCogs. whose collective effort builds and maintains that which Theye so obviously covet and waggle in the faces of their inferiors.

    The properties of the MereCog are as follow:


    1. Numerous
    2. Fungible
    3. Inferior to Themme in attitude
    4. Mostly ignorant of their own status and position as MereCogs
    5. Mostly uncaring that they are MereCogs, to the extent
    ...
    by Published on 05-31-2015 03:23 PM

    Worth the seven minutes of your life. We should all see this.

    by Published on 03-30-2015 07:50 PM

    The Cardinal Postulate states:

    All men hold equal claims to life.
    Let us begin with a definition of terms. While this may seem extraneous, I assure all that it is vitally important that we take this most basic step. Here, I am narrowly constricting the definitions for the purposes at hand that they may not be so readily interpreted at variance with the intended meanings.

    men: n., proper third-person plural pronoun of "man"

    man: n., proper pronoun for "human being"

    Therefore, here the use of "men" refers to all living human beings without respect to their sex.

    hold: v., to validly possess

    In this case, the holding is an innate, inherent condition of a man's ...
    by Published on 03-20-2015 02:35 PM

    I don't know if this is a new idea, but it occurred to me this morning that because we live in a morass of statutory dangers - obscure and arcane laws that often conflict with others - that any state truly interested in protecting the rights and freedoms of its people need to render state governance wholly benign to non-criminals. This, of course, is as far from the positive truth as one might imagine.

    Forget for the moment the federal laws. Straightening those out will prove a generational affair in the best case, methinks. Just consider doing this on a state level. Think of ding-holes like NJ, NY, and even TX where great multiplicities of dangerously stupid, out of date, and unreasonable statutes abound, serving no other practical purpose than to provide the instruments ...
    by Published on 03-14-2015 10:20 PM

    WV legislature passed a Constitutional Carry bill, making it the fifth state to do so.

    Not yet sure of Governor Tomblin will sign or veto, but it appears there are more than enough votes to override.

    They also passed SB284, requiring all CLEOs to sign off on approved NFA transactions. The Kanawha County Sheriff, whose name escapes me at present, refuses to sign NFA transfers. This bill is going to stick in that bastard's craw like a briar. Good - I hope it kills the worthless son of a bitch.

    I will not yet call this a trend, but we can hope that it is.

    http://www.guns.com/2015/03/13/west-...s-to-governor/
    by Published on 12-22-2014 12:35 PM

    The Constitution of the United States of America is a weak document. In some ways it is actually horrid. Don't misunderstand, the spirit of the document is in many ways laudable. I will add that for a first attempt at building a nation-state upon the notion of individual rights and freedom, it was not bad, especially given that it was done during a time and in a culture wholly marinated in Empire and a broader historical context of several thousands of years of ever expanding tyranny. Just think about what it must have meant to undertake that endeavor. Thi basic notions of equality and rights were largely unheard of, the Magna Carta notwithstanding, and even the mental gymnastics required to dope this whole thing out may have been well beyond the ken of many people in that day.
    ...
    by Published on 10-18-2014 09:14 PM

    As I type this, I am looking at a 0.21 pound container of hemp seed that I bought at the Purple Onion in Charleston West Virginia.

    Have I been transported to an alternate universe? Since when is it legal to sell hemp seed? When I was in high school, several of my schoolmates spent evenings in a jail cell for as little as one single seed in the upholstery of their cars. How, then, is it that I paid $3.15 fro this small package with no DEA entry team coming to visit me?

    My admittedly ancient understanding of the law was that ALL forms of hemp from all species were the stuff of which such visits by DEA were made. Strictly verboten. This used to be true of even the varieties that contain no THC. So what has changed? The law? I can barely believe that. Am I on planet Bizarro?

    Help.
    by Published on 10-14-2013 09:28 AM

    In another online conversation that touched upon the Affordable Care Act ("ACA" or Bammycare), for whatever the reason the deeper issue made itself apparent to me and I think it is hairier and more significant than most people realize.

    ACA appears to be one of those Rubicon moments for Themme. Psychologically speaking, it appears Theye cannot reverse themselves and retain credibility, not as trustworthy leaders, but as merciless monsters not in terms of just will, but capability to whom the "wise" man gives his perfect obedience. If Theye back off on this, the penultimate commandment to the people to self-destruction, they will have lost significant ground in terms of their ability to continue as the Grand Tyrant Omnipotent. Theye are now committed and the stakes they have set are high for one and all.

    This places us squarely at a nexus: comply or defy. That is the ball that has been set into OUR court. If we comply, America such as it may be is over for a very long time, if not forever and any prospect for human freedom is extinguished well into the far future. If we defy, however, we paint Themme into a very tight corner wherein they are faced with the decision to stand down or become openly violent en masse. It appears to me that the sheer level of onerousness ACA carries has, whether by design or happenstance, set the lines of demarcation into the sand with a very thin and bright line in a way that America has not seen since colonial days when our forebears were faced with the clear and unequivocal choice to comply with or defy the King's mandates. The battle line has been drawn and because the ACA stands to bankrupt nearly every living soul in the land, which is tantamount to a suicide mandate, we are now faced with the very real and immediate choice to toe or not.

    (Continued in forum...)
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    PAF

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    May 14, 2021 New York partnered with IBM to launch Excelsior Pass. The digital pass is portrayed as part of the state’s 'safe reopening' plan, but is it really just a plan by Big Tech, Big Pharma and the government to commercialize personal health data? May 14, 2021 (Children’s Health Defense) — On March 26, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state had partnered with IBM to launch...

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    Occam's Banana

    Nostalgia Trip: May 15th is the 14th anniversary of the "Giuliani Moment"

    Thread Starter: Occam's Banana

    That time Ron Paul kicked Rudy Giuliani’s ass and launched a revolution May 15 marks the anniversary of the 2007 Republican primary debate showdown between Ron Paul and Rudy Giuliani. That singular event launched what would come to be known as the "Ron Paul Revolution." Watch the one hour documentary 'For Liberty': https://youtu.be/GR4WYqabTxU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD1ktunR7Kg

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    PAF

    Event202

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    Event 202 is the brainchild of Allegedly Dave, that initially started with a 3.5-hour pandemic avoidance tabletop exercise that simulated a series of scenario-based facilitated discussion confronting difficult, true-to-life dilemmas associated with a made up pandemic, driven by media induced fear – a false flag pandemic event. It was the ultimate reversal of Event 201, by Bill & Melinda...

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    [VIDEO] Rand and Fauci clash again:

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    PAF

    America Makes Aircraft Carriers, China Makes Money

    Thread Starter: PAF

    May 13, 2021 The US continues to pursue force across the globe, with ever-increasing military budgets, sanctions, and threats, while China continues to make deals across the globe, arriving with bags of money to make investments. Which one is more sustainable? Also today, Gov. DeWine: 'Want some money?' And both NY Times and Dr. Gupta commit covid heresy. ...

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    Occam's Banana

    The CIA is getting Woke

    Thread Starter: Occam's Banana

    This is one of a series of CIA recruitment videos, most of which are bizarrely titled "Humans of CIA" ... ("Humans" as opposed to what, exactly? "Robots of CIA" ... ? "Poodles of CIA" ... ? "Intergalactic Lizard Creatures of CIA" ... ?) Humans of CIA "I am unapologetically me. I want you to be unapologetically you, whoever you are. Whether you work at #CIA​, or anywhere else in the world....

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    johnwk

    Mainstream media ignores possible graft payments to help stop border invasion

    Thread Starter: johnwk

    I see there is barely any mention by our MSM in regard to Biden considering paying graft to gangster governments to help stop border surge. See Border Surge Smashes Records - The White House Solution? Pay off Central American Governments 04-12-2021

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    phill4paul

    We Can’t Police These People

    Thread Starter: phill4paul

    “Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. Nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government. Nature, habit, opinion has drawn indelible lines of distinction between them.” – Thomas Jefferson The trial was pointless. We knew the outcome. We knew the threat. Convict Derek Chauvin of murder, or cities...

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    Pauls' Revere

    The word "Marijuana" is racist

    Thread Starter: Pauls' Revere

    https://nowthisnews.com/videos/weed/the-term-marijuana-is-rooted-in-racism Apparently, we need to stop saying “marijuana” and this is why. The phrase actually has racist roots, and was used to knock on people of color for their “devilish ways.” While the word itself isn’t inherently racist, it was used derogatorily by American prohibitionists. So, when you used the word, you're ignoring a...

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    PAF

    Considering the ‘Covid’ Lie: This Is No time for Diplomacy, It Is a Time for Truth

    Thread Starter: PAF

    By Gary D. Barnett May 14, 2021 “Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” ~ H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: First Series While diplomacy may be thought of as a noble act, it rarely works, and even less so concerning any collective effort. In addition, it can never be achieved when dealing with any governing body....

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    enhanced_deficit

    Lavon Affair again? "Al Qaeda promises war on all fronts" as US prepares to withdraw troops

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    If ISIS, Alqaeda want US to leave Afghanistan, why are such groups trying to increase carnage and attacks in Afghanistan when US is reportedly about to start troops withdrawal? The Guardian Afghanistan: car bomb kills at least 21 as US prepares to withdraw troops Scores also injured in the blast in southern city of Pul-e-Alam the day before Pentagon begins to pull out its remaining...

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    Firestarter

    Michael Flynn, Inovo and Erdogan

    Thread Starter: Firestarter

    Michael Flynn worked on Trump’s campaign, before having to resign after a total of 24 days as Trump’s National Security Advisor over his connection with Russia. I’ll not go over Russia again. But Turkey is getting ever more interesting!!! While Flynn worked on Trump’s campaign, he was a highly paid agent for the Turkish government, receiving $535,000 between 9 September and 14 November 2016....

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    Sammy

    Liz Cheney Voted Out Of GOP Leadership Position

    Thread Starter: Sammy

    :up:

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    Anti Federalist

    Trump planning new Make America Great Again rallies to start in May

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    Gotta admit I'm torn on this. What's he going to say and push at these? More vaccines for example? On the other hand, if he keeps roughly one third of the population riled up and in fierce opposition to the sitting regime, that's a good thing. Like everything else with Trump, wait and see I suppose.

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    Pauls' Revere

    DHS sets up Domestic Terrorist Unit

    Thread Starter: Pauls' Revere

    We all should know where this is going. At the very least, it'll be used against each sides political opponents and of course to strip away our rights. https://www.teletrader.com/dhs-setting-up-domestic-terror-branch/news/details/55450694?internal=1 The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it is establishing a domestic terrorism unit at its intelligence arm. ...

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    Madison320

    Commodities are rising fast.

    Thread Starter: Madison320

    Most basic commodities like copper, corn, oil, soybeans, etc have been rising fast the last few months. Could this finally be the straw that breaks the dollar's back? On the one hand, the commodity price rises look ominous, on the other hand as much as the fed has printed we still haven't hit the record highs from back around 2014. Anyway it sure seems to be getting "interesting". I've...

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    Marenco

    BlackRock Authored the Bailout Plan Before There Was a Crisis

    Thread Starter: Marenco

    https://wallstreetonparade.com/2020/06/blackrock-authored-the-bailout-plan-before-there-was-a-crisis-now-its-been-hired-by-three-central-banks-to-implement-the-plan/

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    Brian4Liberty

    Ripple XRP

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    So Ripple is a private company and XRP is their cryptocurrency? Seems like they have some technical advantages over the others.

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    Brian4Liberty

    Best Way to Buy Crypto?

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Everybody is getting into the game. Paypal, Robinhood... How do you buy crypto?

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    devil21

    Destruction of the US dollar

    Thread Starter: devil21

    (This thread should have been titled "Destruction of the FRN global standard" but I was in the early stages of learning this stuff. Dollar and FRN are not necessarily the same.) UPDATE: Some of the links are dead but the texts of the deleted articles are still in this thread. We have ongoing threads that chronicle the progression of the downward spiral of things like the Friday bank...

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    Brian4Liberty

    Bitcoin plunges 12% after Elon Musk tweets that Tesla will not accept it as payment

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Bitcoin plunges 12% after Elon Musk tweets that Tesla will not accept it as payment

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    Danke

    It is gonna be a cold winter.

    Thread Starter: Danke

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    Anti Federalist

    Successful gasoline to propane generator conversion

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    So, last week I ordered the SEK - 4A and SEK - 5A propane conversion kits from Century Fuel Products. http://www.usgemini.com/Generator-Conversion-Kit.html $240 for everything. They arrived today, and after about a half an hour positioning everything and making up fittings, and another half hour or 45 minutes to install, and the generator is up and running on propane power.

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    Firestarter

    Vaccinating children without consent parents

    Thread Starter: Firestarter

    On 20 October, a predatorial bill in the District of Columbia was passed with 12:1 to allow children (11 years and older) to consent to vaccines without parents’ permission. While insurance companies, vaccine providers and schools would conceal that the child had been vaccinated. On 10 November at 10 a.m. the bill will get a second reading and final vote by the DC Council at their legislative...

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    osan

    No Such Thing As A Good Cop

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    Lucille

    World's oldest marijuana stash: Two pounds of weed found in 2,700-year-old Gobi Desert Grave

    Thread Starter: Lucille

    This is from '08, but I don't recall hearing about it. http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2016/09/worlds-oldest-marijuana-stash-two.html http://www.nbcnews.com/id/28034925/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/worlds-oldest-marijuana-stash-totally-busted/#.V-0bR_j_rIU

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    Snowball

    "The Plan" in 1912 as leaked by FDR's son-in-law.

    Thread Starter: Snowball

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    A Son of Liberty

    Part of the Problem

    Thread Starter: A Son of Liberty

    I'll endeavor to post each episode of Dave Smith's, Part of the Problem podcast here, going forward. Feel free to discuss/opine.

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    Prince Arthur

    The Legend of the ‘Leg-End’ - the Knights of the Garter

    Thread Starter: Prince Arthur

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