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-26 votes

"I Hate American Tyranny! Oooh But Please Give Me Putin/Gaddafi/Assad!"

What is wrong with some of my "liberty" brethren?!??!?! Actually, this is not meant for my libertarian friends. This is meant for the purely anti american/anti american government/extremist populists... I am so disgusted by some of you, that I've been wanting to post this for a LONG TIME and after watching Putin's defense for his PURELY TYRANNICAL laws against his own people, I realized, its time to bring the fight on. I'm anticipating a lot of venom, but what's right is right, bring it on!

Just be honest, you tyrant defenders, you are not "libertarians." I am a libertarian and I love my country, but I hate my government. I hate any man who thinks that by force and by money they can control another man. Thats what the US government is, thats what Putin is, thats what Assad is, What Gaddafi was, Saddam Hussein was, thats what Hitler was, thats what Stalin was, etc etc etc. yet these same FOOLS who decry US hegemony and US world dominance, APPLAUD AND DEFEND PUTIN!!!

Putin, really? The man who is lying to the whole world while invading Ukrain (I was NOT a fan of US involvement into Ukraine and believed Crimea has a right to succession, but whats going on now is pure murder and tyranny of violence of one state over another).

11 votes

From Grad School to Prison

This past spring, Cecily McMillan rode a bus across a bridge to Rikers Island, home of the notorious New York City jail. When the Occupy Wall Street activist was released nearly two months later, she had left her old self behind.

As Told to Abigail Pesta | Cosmopolitan Magazine

I didn't cry my first night in jail.

By the time I got through the 12 hours of intake — the lines, the fingerprints, the strip search — it was 4 a.m. In a dorm with 50 women, I lay on a cot smaller than a twin bed, with a mattress so thin, I could feel the cold metal beneath my back.

I didn't feel much of anything emotionally, except a vague sense of resolution. At least I knew my fate now. I was a convicted felon.

I had spent two years awaiting a trial, accused of assaulting a policeman at an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City in March 2012. As I remember it, the officer surprised me from behind, grabbing my right breast so forcefully, he lifted me off the ground. In that moment, my elbow met his face.

At the time, I was a graduate student at The New School for Social Research and volunteering as a union organizer, in fact helping police negotiate contracts. I was studying nonviolent movements and had been inspired by pacifists like Bayard Rustin, the activist who helped Martin Luther King Jr. My arrest was the opposite of everything I stood for.

7 votes

I hear there is a big bully in a state called "Far Far Away"

I hear he has rounded up a gang of cold blooded killers and they are killing anyone who gets in their way. Fortunately, we have a wise old leader in our town called John McFool who has come up with a brilliant plan to keep my family and I safe. Even though I am heavily in debt and on the verge of bankruptcy, he says I should borrow the money to make the long trip to Far Far Away, and I should walk right up to the bully and shoot him in the head. He says that will make me safer. He says the bully will be dead and not one gang member will want to retaliate against me or my family because I shot their leader in the head. He says there is no reason to expect any gang members to follow me back to my town and kill my family with a bomb.

And if the gang elects a new leader after I shoot the current one, John McFool says I will have to borrow more money again next year and make the trip to Far Far Away and shoot the new gang leader in the head. John says there is no chance that any of the gang members will want revenge and follow me back to my town and harm my family.

8 votes

There was a North vs South. Now there is a West vs East.

The eastern states have enjoyed an immense amount of wealth and property ownership. Just look at all that land. I visited Wisconsin the other month for my fiancé's family reunion. Caught an awesome bass kayaking with no federal permit. Her aunt owned a plot of land that used to be a camping ground. Apparently if you lived in the camping ground for 10 years it was yours but you had to build a house. These personally built houses were awesome and so efficient.

21 votes

Israel Seizes 1,000 Acres Of Palestinian Land In West Bank...

Sept 1, 2014

Less than a week after a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas halted the bloody 50-day war in Gaza, Israel announced it is appropriating nearly 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank for Israeli settlers.

Israeli officials declared a 990-acre region as "state land," effectively confiscating it from Palestinians who live nearby and claim ownership.

The land is west of Bethlehem, in an area with several established settlements.

Peace Now, an Israeli group opposed to further settlements, called the move the biggest land grab the country has undertaken in over 30 years.

10 votes

Teddy neocon wants to bomb ISIS to oblivion

Everyday Ted Cruz sounds like another Bush family member!
http://www.hngn.com/articles/40971/20140901/isis-sen-ted-cru...

6 votes

At my wit's end with pooping cat; please help save her life?

My 18-year-old Siamese has taken to thinking of the floors as her toilet. It started with pooping everywhere; now she's peeing as well.

This (post) is a cry for help. I'm at my wit's end. The shock collar I bought fortunately doesn't work -- as I was fitting it, the recent story of the "stun belt" came to mind which a judge used to torture an innocent, and I don't really want her terrorized about moving around the house at different times (our thought was to keep her out on the screened-in porch (with cat door) when we weren't around, using the electric barrier, so that the other two cats could come and go -- their litter is out there). It'd be one thing if we wanted to keep her permanently away from an area, but turning it on and off, she'll have fear every time she tries to come indoors. This is the end of her life, and I don't want it to be fearful. Judging by previous cats she has about two years to go. Two years to "go" indoors, is two years too long.

12 votes

Galt's Gulch Chile, Jeff Berwick responds

Jeff Berwick spills his guts here. Thoughts anyone?

I agree with a lot of what he says. As an entreprenuer myself, he hits on many key points that resonate with me.

Time will tell if he can unfcuk the mess he's in.....

http://dollarvigilante.com/blog/2014/8/30/penance-the-weeken...

It's my fault.

Those who have been reading some of my internet scribblings over the past months or years know I've been going down a very interesting path. Having graduated with a MASTERS DEGREE from the school of hard knocks in Austrian Economics and political "science" over the last decade I've begun to dig even deeper into an understanding of the very question of life. Heck, we'll see if I am still alive by the end of this blog entry. Yes, I am serious about that (I think I will be... but I'll explain below why I haven't killed myself yet).

13 votes

Why Are Brothels Illegal?

by Laurence M. Vance

Although brothels are illegal in most parts of the United States, it is obviously not the case in Storey County, Nevada. And it is not the case in other parts of Nevada either. Licensed, regulated brothel prostitution is permitted in 10 of Nevada’s 17 counties, although brothels are currently operating in only 8 of them. Under state law, Nevada counties with a population of under 400,000 are allowed to license or prohibit brothels, but incorporated cities may prohibit brothels in counties where they are legal.

Because prostitution is illegal in Nevada’s more heavily populated counties (such as Clark County, home to Las Vegas), the brothels are generally located in rural areas.

32 votes

I must be a sociopath, real life trolling, boredom and other thoughts

The past few years have been a wild psychological ride for me. I went from being someone who was very happy with the system, one who even supported Obama in 2008 to someone who was shocked into reality from 2010 to present. The DP is responsible to a large extent for my awakening as I've shared in other posts... but it was the twitter anarchists who got me into circles interacting with libertarians and eventually guided me to this place. that's more of a side-note but I guess it can serve as an introduction.

22 votes

SIDEKIK: Concept App for Traffic Stops: Attorneys on Demand (video link)

New Concept App using Crowdfunding Campaign to develop concept.

Here's how it works: You encounter police in some capacity. You launch the app. You get an attorney on Video Call and the entire call is saved securely offsite for later use as Evidence.

Here is an Interesting Story from the comment section of the CopBlock page:

Potential Complaint about App:"...I've never seen or heard of someone being successfully defended from civil rights violations by their lawyer over the phone..."

Answer:

35 votes

The Covert Origins of ISIS

New Video from Storm clouds Gathering


http://youtu.be/oMjXbuj7BPI

17 votes

McCain (War-Mongering Again), Claims ISIS May Be "Biggest Threat Ever To the U.S."...

Arizona Senator John McCain, (who never saw a war he didn't love), is advocating loudly for more U.S. military intervention against ISIS, and warned that they may be the "biggest threat ever" to the United States!

But the fact is - if we simply FOLLOW OUR CONSTITUTION, then no one can ever claim that we are suddenly a Muslim nation (or a Jewish nation, Hindu nation, Christian nation, Ammish nation, Buddhist nation etc etc).

9 votes

‘United Continent’: European volunteers fighting Kiev troops in Eastern Ukraine

European volunteers are streaming into Ukraine to join the fighting on both sides. While Kiev’s forces are beefed up with mercenaries from private military companies, Europeans have also come to defend the rebel Donbass region of their own free will.

Continue:
http://rt.com/news/183864-ukraine-european-volunteers-fighting/