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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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    I've had a change of mind regarding an Article V Convention of the states. "Oh GOD NO!!!", some of you may be thinking, but I believe my reasoning is sound. We are stagnant, at best, in terms of political change. More likely, we are decaying and there appears to be nothing in the way of a possibility that we the people will find a way to solutions via the usual routes. The implication, of...

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    Freedom Of Press? US Govt. Seizes Dozens Of Foreign News Websites vgbykb

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    Prices Rise & Standards of Living Fall -- Yet The Fed Keeps Printing Like Crazy vg3ohr

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    enhanced_deficit

    Mass fatalities feared in building collapse in heavily Orthodox area near Miami

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Caught on video that was reportedly provided to news media by a radio host. Rescue efforts underway, dozens of people rescued so far: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKvleU22e-k jta.org/quick-reads

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    Anti Federalist

    Citizen steps up and takes out cop killer. Cops show up and kill him.

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    Hat tip to tod evans This story is ongoing. Hurley, the hero in this, was a WeAreChange guy, a CCW guy and most likely a Ron Paul guy. Amped up cops charged in, and shot him dead after he saved other's lives. When does this white man get riots in his name, huh?

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    Pauls' Revere

    McCain appointed U.S. Rep to the U.N.

    Thread Starter: Pauls' Revere

    Senate approval will be no problem as every single one of them will "honor" their fallen beloved former senator by appointing his widow. https://www.yahoo.com/news/president-joe-biden-nominates-cindy-234945586.html Cindy McCain, who has long used her voice for humanitarian causes worldwide, is President Joe Biden’s pick as the U.S. representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and...

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    Sonny Tufts

    Giuliani Suspended From Practicing Law in New York

    Thread Starter: Sonny Tufts

    A New York appellate court has suspended Giuliani's law license, finding that he "communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020", and that the statements "were made to improperly bolster ...

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    enhanced_deficit

    DeSantis beats Trump in 2024 presidential straw poll

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Doubt anyone saw this coming... So called "settler's man" is now inching ahead of political heavy weight MAGA movement's leader who was the most popular leader among conservatives until 3D mishap few months ago: DeSantis tops Trump in 2024 presidential straw poll By Tal Axelrod - 06/21/21 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) ran narrowly ahead of former President Trump in a straw poll of...

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    Anti Federalist

    Biden: You need F-15 and nukes to take on the government

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    Tell that to the 10,000 or so Afghan resistance fighters that have kept us at bay for over 20 years now, on Minsks with AK-47s and home made rocket launchers. Biden To Americans Who Own Guns To Defend Against Tyranny: You Need Jets, Nuclear Weapons To Take Us On ...

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    dannno

    Karen: The Movie

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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

    ETA - Keep in mind that, unless I made an error (point it out if I did) EVERY SINGLE ONE of the cases that follow were the result of a violent, militarized police encounter that was initiated by a case of mistaken identity, a "welfare check", a case of mental distress or a low level misdemeanor or traffic stop. None were the result of a shootout with violent, armed felons. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

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    tod evans

    15% Equity upcharge on top of the tip for noodles!

    Thread Starter: tod evans

    $#@! these people! WHAT IS THE BENEFITS & EQUITY CHARGE? https://www.broderspastabar.com/benefits-equity Historically, restaurants have relied on customer tipping to supplement the wages of its customer-facing service staff. It is part of a traditional restaurant economic model and many states have allowed reduced minimum wages for service staff in the form of a tip credit. Studies...

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    donnay

    U.S. waives Jones Act to help get fuel to Northeast

    Thread Starter: donnay

    U.S. waives Jones Act to help get fuel to Northeast By Timothy Gardner and Ayesha Rascoe | Reuters – 21 mins ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government issued a rare waiver on Friday allowing foreign tankers from the Gulf of Mexico to supply the Northeast with fuel after Hurricane Sandy, but the extent of relief was uncertain since some ports in the region still lack power. The...

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    Matt Collins

    CPI jumps 5% in May of 2021, fastest since 2008

    Thread Starter: Matt Collins

    If they are admitting a 5% jump, the true number is probably more like 15%-20% https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/10/business/consumer-price-index-may-2021.html

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    Snowball

    Loan Penetration by Banks destroys home ownership rates worldwide.

    Thread Starter: Snowball

    THIS IS HOW BANKERS MURDER A HEALTHY SOCIETY. Countries that they have not yet exploited with their predatory banking enjoy much higher home ownership rates. How can people afford the homes they live in so much when they are financially poor? Because the homes and land were not financialized. Long-term financialization has taken America from a country where 6 months of work could buy a nice...

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    dannno

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

    Thread Starter: dannno

    GameStop (GME) was expected to go bankrupt, so some Wall St. hedge funds (notably Melvin Capital) put down some serious short sells on their stock. Reddit took notice, and coordinated an attack and have driven the price of Gamestop (GME) up from about $40 a week ago to $209 currently. Some of the firms, notably Melvin Capital, have doubled down and gone to investors for billions in...

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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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    Firestarter

    BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street own the US

    Thread Starter: Firestarter

    When investigating the 1 October Las Vegas “mass shooting” I found out about Vanguard and Fidelity (FMR). I postponed starting a thread on this, because there were some other things I wanted to do first. First I looked at the major shareholders in Live Nation Entertainment Inc, which includes Vanguard (several times) and Fidelity:...

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    James_Madison_Lives

    El Salvador becomes the first country to approve Bitcoin as legal currency. End the Fed

    Thread Starter: James_Madison_Lives

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/el-salvador-bitcoin-legal-tender-120440725.html Is this a good thing?

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    Danke

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    Thread Starter: Danke

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    donnay

    Plandemic II: Indoctornation (FULL MOVIE)

    Thread Starter: donnay

    Plandemic II: Indoctornation (FULL MOVIE) https://www.brighteon.com/dd3e6d10-c8b4-438f-bfa2-730b41db304e

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    Firestarter

    Big Pharma controls health departments

    Thread Starter: Firestarter

    Earlier this month a video of Bernadette Pajer, of Informed Choice Washington, talking before the Washington State Board of Health, was published: https://youtu.be/6nAJI2EYL-8 Pajer said some interesting things on the collaboration between big pharma and health departments: They partner on projects, review each other’s communications, and hold annual meetings; most of it paid for by...

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    Firestarter

    Dictator of the British Empire

    Thread Starter: Firestarter

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    donnay

    DR. RON PAUL ON THE HIGHWIRE

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    DR. RON PAUL ON THE HIGHWIRE https://www.brighteon.com/f5392145-dfb3-4239-8563-d4aaa19e4d1d

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    osan

    The Truth About "Communism/Socialism"

    Thread Starter: osan

    EDITED TO CORRECT AN EGREGIOUS ERROR IN WORD USAGE. YEESH... https://freedomisobvious.blogspot.com/2021/06/the-truth-about-communismsocialism.html The Truth About "Communism/Socialism"

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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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    Meritocrat

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    Thread Starter: Meritocrat

    The philosophy of organicism grew for me from architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s descriptions of organic architecture...I began extending the concept...I had thought I had in organicism a virtually new philosophy. I soon found that it was anything but. No one, however, had laid it out fully in the way I envisioned. No one had identified organicists, many of whom we know as geniuses, or enumerated...

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