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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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    As I am sure you all know, the Liberty movement has been dead for quite some time. In the last few years, there has been no significant effort by anyone to advance the cause of Liberty. However, I think that can change. We need to lead a grassroots efforts that aims to elect Liberty minded candidates to congress. If you are interested in organizing, please contact me so we can begin the planning...

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    CDC Changes Its Tune On Masks, But Media Propaganda Continues

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    CDC Changes Its Tune On Masks, But Media Propaganda Continues

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    phill4paul

    Amash: Libertarians and progressives can be great allies...

    Thread Starter: phill4paul

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/disgraced-former-rep-justin-amash-forms-alliance-with-aoc-says-libertarians-and-progressives-can-be-great-allies/

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    jmdrake

    Woman sentenced for false rape accusation

    Thread Starter: jmdrake

    This is a couple of years old and it might have already been talked about. But if not I think it's worth noting. The #metoo movement and the #blm movent vectors at odds in this case. How about #believethefacts?

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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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    Matt Collins

    ATF just proposed homebuilt firearm ban:

    Thread Starter: Matt Collins

    Here is the info on the proposed gun ban: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-ghost-guns

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    Swordsmyth

    And so it begins, U.S. troops start to withdraw from Afghanistan

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Hardly a week has passed since the conditional peace treaty between the U.S. and the Taliban, and American troops are already leaving the country. Despite evidence that the Taliban have resumed attacks on Afghan government forces, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has given the order for the United States to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.s. Esper, speaking to the media on...

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    Anti Federalist

    Are Americans Becoming Sovietized?

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    LOL - Are? The late, great Will Grigg made it a point we were living in glorious new Soyuz, years ago. Still, Hansen brings out valid points to prove the idea. Are Americans Becoming Sovietized?

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    Snowball

    Do you want Rand, Ted, and Ron to just hand Trump the 2024 Nom ?

    Thread Starter: Snowball

    Really ? Yes or No. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Ron De Santis (et. al.) who are among the top contenders otherwise. et cetera.

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    Brian4Liberty

    Sen. Tim Scott Speech

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Below is the text, as prepared for delivery, of Sen. Tim Scott’s response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress delivered Wednesday night:

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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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    Anti Federalist

    If what happened to George Floyd had happened to a white man, you'd never had heard

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

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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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    Smaulgld

    Revenge of the Doge

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    Revenge of the Doge! DogeCoin’s rise reflects a reaction and repudiation against governments’ and central banks’ destruction of traditional valuation metrics. Watch “Revenge of the Doge!”

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    ammodotcom

    Black America Before LBJ: How the Welfare State Inadvertently Helped Ruin Black Communities

    Thread Starter: ammodotcom

    The dust has settled and the evidence is in: The 1960s Great Society and War on Poverty programs of President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) have been a colossal and giant failure. One might make the argument that social welfare programs are the moral path for a modern government. They cannot, however, make the argument that these are in any way effective at alleviating poverty. In fact, there is...

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    Meritocrat

    Run on Silver May Collapse Markets Within Weeks

    Thread Starter: Meritocrat

    While Congress begins hearings today to investigate the short squeeze of GameStop three weeks ago, a much larger and more significant squeeze is taking shape, putting at risk not just a few large hedge funds, but also some of the largest financial institutions in the world, if not the entire financial system itself.

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    dannno

    Reddit Trolls Wall St. Hedge Funds, Buying Up GameStop Stock

    Thread Starter: dannno

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    A Son of Liberty

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    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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