1 - 10 Next
Why not? One can expect them to claim designs on any number of high profile targets . . . the Pope not withstanding. 99% of the psychological force exerted by terrorists is generated within the minds of the terrorized. How else can a relatively small contingent of antagonists gain effective control over millions. For the jihadists in Washington, their tools of conquest are volumes of unconstitutional law enforced by cadres of men with guns acquiring up-armored Hum-Vs. For the last century, a mere million or so of no-value-added bureaucrats with malice in their hearts has been gaining control over an entire nation of 300+ millions. Our antagonists don’t behead people or blow them up, they just suppress their liberty and mechanisms for independent self-sufficiency while crafting volumes of law making them all criminals subject to arrest at any time. The Middle East jihadists have their own tried and proven mechanisms. More spectacular but no less evil than our home-grown 'civilized' usurpers of natural law. So, you want to control the world? . . . send out a few hundred thousands of individuals with nothing to loose to threaten everyone and everything. But the threats have to be 'powerful' . . . nobody would think much of your next door jihadist threatening to wipe out your flower beds. But the Pope . . . some head of state . . . some national monument. THAT will get the attention of their journalistic mouthpieces who are only too happy to help propagate the psychological force. The Washington jihadists have produced a culture of fearful, dependent sheep ever more vulnerable to the onslaught of the Middle East's flavor of despotism.
The Fair Tax reduces ALL personal and corporate taxes to zero. It eliminates the administrative costs of tax compliance amounting to hundreds of $billions$ per year. It collects taxes in a manner that is revenue neutral to the government but puts thousands of despotic progressive, no-value-added bureaucrats out of Washington to get real jobs. The economy of this nation would take off like a rocket. We would be BEGGING for willing and capable immigrants to joint us. It would deprive the DesPro government of its most powerful tool of oppression and plunder . . . the IRS.
In response to:

An Idiotic Government with Idiotic Goals

Robert 490 Wrote: 16 hours ago (12:20 PM)
Inflation is the result off too much money chasing too few goods and services. A condition that predictably occurs when people with a lot of power and little honor or common sense force their own virus infections into what Leonard Read called the most powerful computer in the universe . . . The market operating in a state of individual and communal liberty. When capable and willing suppliers of goods and services operating totally free of bureaucratic and despotic interference, the prices of goods and services will be EXACTLY what they should be. Inflation will be zero. But when ignorant and/or despotic individuals use the force of law or social pressures to control some segment of the market, certain routines within the computer's nature order are prevented from working as they should. In our case, we have a despotic progressive government run amok printing money, writing tons of law that influences EVERYTHING we want, need or desire and the spontaneous order is beginning to crumble on a planetary scale. The creation of money is but one of dozens of ways that our government of intellectual children are attempting to drive a huge machine of which they have no talent or knowledge to control in useful ways. Bureaucratic fiddling with spontaneous order is ALWAYS destructive.
In response to:

Will Justice Do Justice in Ferguson?

Robert 490 Wrote: Sep 09, 2014 7:36 AM
And we should NOT hear the police officer's version of events except as testimony delivered in a court of just law. There's the rub . . . our founding father's vision of just law is but a dim memory in light of the past 100 years of of despotic progressive attack upon our culture. It's all about being 'fair' and subscribing to the will of the people based on polls conducted by the so-called newspapers. Our nation's schools have produced generations of intellectually crippled citizen and alien alike - incapable of rising above infantile despotic behaviors to become honorable, independently self-sufficient Americans. We are becoming a nation of intellectual children birthing still more children who receive indoctrination from intellectual children who teach in our schools. Our children are feedstock for the compliant, industrious 'sheep' described by de Tocqueville over 150 years ago. DesPro human husbandry in our schools is complimented by the trafficking in human livestock at our borders. The citizens of this nation allowed government to begin hijacking our schools a century ago. Thomas Paine warned against such foolishness before we were a nation. Our nation's schools have become saturated with individuals deeply entrenched in the despotic progressive machine. Those same schools produced individuals, from White House down to street thug, who are today's players in recipe for disaster that is the Administrative States of America. Individuals cannot teach skills and values they do not possess. The NEA has achieved core status in the hierarchy of despotic progressive machinery along with the likes of Congress, DEA, DOT, Hollywood, print media, CBS, DOE, Supreme Court, NSA, IRS, EPA, ABC, BLM, BIA, White House, NBC, etc. etc. The value of work-product for these institutions has been declining for generations while their numbers, sustaining costs and acts of oppression inexorably rise. Everything happening to our great nation was predicted should citizens charged with "watching the watchers" fall asleep at the voting booth . . . our founding fathers weep. This nation cannot heal until the schools are wrestled from the DesPros that run them. Pray for Ferguson if you will . . . but pray for the nation as well. Ferguson is but one of thousands . . .
Duhhh . . . so Hollywood is managed and staffed by professional liars? Who would have thought it? For my 7 decades of existence I've been under the impression that all those characters on the screen were telling me stories with valuable, real-life lessons. I'm heartbroken. Our nation's schools have produced generations of intellectually crippled citizen and alien alike - incapable of rising above infantile despotic behaviors to become honorable, independently self-sufficient Americans. We are becoming a nation of intellectual children birthing still more children who receive indoctrination from intellectual children who teach in our schools. Our children are feedstock for the compliant, industrious 'sheep' described by de Tocqueville over 150 years ago. DesPro human husbandry in our schools is complimented by the trafficking in human livestock at our borders. The citizens of this nation allowed government to begin hijacking our schools a century ago. Thomas Paine warned against such foolishness before we were a nation. Our nation's schools have become saturated with individuals deeply entrenched in the despotic progressive machine. Those same schools produced individuals, from White House down to street thug, who are today's players in recipe for disaster that is the Administrative States of America. Individuals cannot teach skills and values they do not possess. The NEA has achieved core status in the hierarchy of despotic progressive machinery along with the likes of Congress, DEA, DOT, Hollywood, print media, CBS, DOE, Supreme Court, NSA, IRS, EPA, ABC, BLM, BIA, White House, NBC, etc. etc. The value of work-product for these institutions has been declining for generations while their numbers, sustaining costs and acts of oppression inexorably rise. Everything happening to our great nation was predicted should citizens charged with "watching the watchers" fall asleep at the voting booth . . . our founding fathers weep. This nation cannot heal until the schools are wrestled from the DesPros that run them.
Yes, despotic progressivism is suicidal on a national . . . sometimes international scale. One might say that despotic progressivism is but another word for cultural insanity. Who in their right mind would trash their own nest to the point of self destruction?
This is NOT an immigration problem. Historically, planet-wide trafficking in human beings to serve the purposes of despotic progressive has never been higher than it is today. But DesPros in the Administrative States of America are fomenting a surge. DesPro elites have elevated themselves to ever higher, untouchable positions over fellow human beings. There are individuals within our government who have planned, aided and implemented this tragedy in the making. The parasitic DesPros in power regard these individuals as herds of compliant, docile and dependent sheep who will vote away the nation’s liberty at the polls in exchange for alms their great White Fathers in Washington. Benevolence stolen at the point of a gun from the pockets of the productive. The tactical difference between Boca Haram and the Washington DesPros is simple: The former pointed guns at little girls and said, "come with us or die". The later laid down their guns and said, "come with us and live." However, both facations of DesPro on planet Earth regard their charges as livestock. Given the un-civil societies into which they are forced, both herds of humanity face futures of uncertain personal choice and opportunity. This Alinsky / Cloward-Pliven mission for herding illegals into our nation by men-with-trains is no more civil than men-with-guns herding little girls into brothels. Both activities are driven by lust. The Nigerian Clan is into money for sex-slaves. The DC DesPros are into votes-for-power. To say that one instance is morally superior to the other is an exhibition in despotic progressive moral hat-dancing. This trashing of our culture with the exploitation of these individuals is the epitome of evil. Our founding fathers weep . . .
In the larger picture, the employment statistics are irrelevant. They are but one symptom of MANY that speak to the suppression of liberty and the promotion of spontaneous order under just law. Consider the cost of energy, healthcare, food and services with spiraling prices largely due to a rogue government that has abandoned the Constitution. The despot is intellectually incapable of conducting the affairs of government by reason and honorable behaviors, therefore he must revert to the tools of fear, obfuscation and sedition. The president has told us exactly what he was going to do before he was elected. Hundreds of despotic elites have soiled the halls of congress, the White House and our courts. They pretend to preside over millions of no-value-added bureaucrats who in fact are the REAL managers of this nation's future. Their ever-expanding, increasingly tyrannical, no-value-added bureaucracies suck the very marrow from the bones of liberty. John Basil Barnhill said, "Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty." Reasons for fearing our government grow stronger every day. While Democrats are a vocal majority in supporting our current condition, the despotism is not limited to Democrats. The vast majority of so-called Republicans are not worthy of membership in the tribe of Americans. We have reason to fear our government. Americans are charged with 'watching the watchers' but we have been asleep for generations. If and when we wake up, we will discover a nightmarish usurpation of liberty wasn't a dream but an evolving reality. The citizen Borg have infested our government from the presidency to dog catchers . . . is resistance now futile?
In response to:

Speed Kills Racial Profiling Study

Robert 490 Wrote: Sep 05, 2014 12:50 PM
You don't . . . and you shouldn't need to . . . at least in the context of governmental behaviors. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution was the safeguard for an un-informed electorate. In other words. But when you have both a lawless government combined with an un-informed electorate, you get millions of no-value-added parasites focused on making to retirement whereupon they collect bottomless pension payments. Despotic progressivism in action . . . wrestling the schools from the NEA at one end and the Liberty Amendments at the other just MIGHT combine to save our slide into cultural hell . . .
In response to:

Speed Kills Racial Profiling Study

Robert 490 Wrote: Sep 05, 2014 12:44 PM
----- Memorandum ----- From: Office of the High Priest Church of Pain and Oppression 1600 Pennsylvania Av. Washington, D.C. To : Elders in the Congress and Courts Subject: Allegiance to the Faith My brothers and sisters in Despotic Progressivism . . . when confronted with inconvenient fact, lie about it. When confronted about the lie, lie about that also. If the heretic does not yield then change the subject . . . stonewall. Roll out the racist, traitor, hate, capitalist pig, or 1-percenter cards. Maintain control of the narrative! If all else fails consult the muftis of our order. Call forth the DOE, IRS, DEA, DOT, NEA, DHS, TSA, CBS, ATF, EPA, DHHS, CNN, SEIU . . . whoever . . . dispatch a swat team in an up-armored Hum-V for a house call. Arrest the transgressor for illegally 'draining a backyard wetland', 'failure to report garage sale income' or 'discarding a CFL lamp into the non-hazardous trash' . . . it doesn't matter. The Doctrine of Limitless Transgressions (DOLT) is forever expanding. Thousands of violations-of-convenience offer perfectly legal opportunities to deal harshly with an apostate of the One True Faith. If an urgent need for new law is identified, notify my office immediately. A fatwa appropriate to the circumstance may be crafted in a matter of hours. Until new law is in place, you can hold the blasphemer as a material witness. To my loyal jihadists: Do not marytr yourselves. Your honor-less Congress, White House, courts and fellow bullies-in-tyranny are consecrated. I have decreed, “Yea verily, ye can do no wrong. Go forth in confidence and with vigor for you have the force of law, a train-load of ammunition and the protections of my imperial presidency on your side." Your humble servant in Alinsky, B. Obama
1 - 10 Next