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I can't with full conscience blame the police totally for all the incidents that have recently taken place. From the killing of twelve year old Tamir Rice in Ohio, to the actions taken against protesters during Occupy Wall Street, the police are not the only ones to blame. I would even go further and say the police have very little blame placed upon them. The politicians are the ones to blame for one hundred percent of the events that have taken place these last few years. Sure, the police have some responsibility in a moral aspect to respect their fellow man and women by refusing to comply with the orders demanded by politicians even if that sacrifices their jobs. We the people also are to blame for demanding government do something about everything and not demanding them to do nothing about something.
Politicians are elected to govern within the restrictions set by the federal and state constitutions. For the last few decades or more, politicians have violated that restriction for political gain. They want the people to see that they are doing something. When something horrible happens, the politicians are right there to promise new laws and restrictions and the people allow this to happen.
The issue today with all these incidence involving police is a direct consequence of years of laws that are nonsense. From the war on drugs to the attempted soda ban, these are "laws" that create conflict. The politicians write the "laws" and they send the police to do their dirty work. Naturally, the ones who are seen as aggressors will hold the blame such as the police are now, and the politicians who caused the aggression will use the situation to their advantage when the people cry for them to do something, which is also happening now.
Tell me something I don't know about you. This is kind of like DP truth or dare, only without the dare. We can do that one later.
Tell me something true about you.
I'll start: If I titled it, I'd call it "Nystrom, the Jap."
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While I am American for the virtue and accident of birth, i.e., having been born on the soil of the Empire, my mother was a citizen of the country of Japan. She worked, as a copytypist (as in, to make copies), for the U.S. Army Occupation of Japan secretarial pool.
Why Liberty Lives in New Hampshire - Marc Clair and Mike Vine Discuss on the Lions of Liberty Podcast!Submitted by Marc Clair on Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:44
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, I am joined by Mike Vine of the Free State Project to discuss the film “101 Reasons Liberty Lives in New Hampshire.” Mike describes how he became a libertarian at the young age of 13, and what eventually drove him to move to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. Mike and I discuss a few of the reasons presented in the film, and how the Free State Project could be a model for creating political change in other states and even countries.
"In short, what is happening now is that risk is coming out of hiding; the collateral chains are buckling; the financial time bombs are beginning to explode.
There is nothing especially new about this development—its the third occurrence this century. But there is possibly something different this time around the block.
This time the carnage could be much worse because the most recent tsunami of central bank credit was orders of magnitude larger and more virulent than during the run-up to the Lehman event or the dotcom implosion.
by Sen. Rand Paul
December 19, 2014
Paul is the junior U.S. Senator for Kentucky.
Let's hope cooler heads will ultimately prevail and we unleash a trade tsunami that washes the Castros once and for all into the sea.
I grew up in a family that despised, not only communism, but collectivism, socialism and any “ism” that deprived the individual of his or her natural rights.
"Senator Marco Rubio believes the embargo against Cuba has been ineffective, yet he wants to continue perpetuating failed policies. After 50 years of conflict, why not try a new approach? The United States trades and engages with other communist nations, such as China and Vietnam. Why not Cuba? I am a proponent of peace through commerce, and I believe engaging Cuba can lead to positive change.
Russia's NOT Selling Gold Adds 600,000 Ounces of Gold to its Reserves in November
There was plenty of speculation that Russia would begin selling its gold to protect the rouble. It hasn't happened and Russian President Putin this week said the Central Bank should not sell reserve assets to protect the rouble.
Indeed, Russia added another 600,000 ounces of gold to its reserves in November.
Another week, another fifty tons of physical gold delivered on the Shanghai Gold Exchange
No I didn't mean 0bama, I meant a real actual headache.
I've got a friend who's had a very bad headache for some months now. Not knowing what to do she broke down and went to the hospital a couple of weeks ago and the Dr's gave her some tests and an MRI and a huge bill that she really can't afford.
The ten day course is free, then donations are requested to keep the course going. I began looking into this because it is what Kong-Pop U-Yen practices, and he sees the Universe in a way that makes beautiful sense. He does his best to explain to idiots like me, but he also claims that his practice of Vipassana is why he perceives so clearly. I want to get me some.
OK, I can afford it, I can even get someone to cover the farm for 10 days to go, so what next...?
In today's Beautiful Anarchy, Jeffrey Tucker talks about laws and the reality of what they mean to your life. He tells the story of how he was arrested for an outstanding warrant from a minor traffic violation. He explains cultural beliefs and the enforcement of laws. He shares how laws should work in a society and how he'd like to see laws work.
The Tucker takeaway talks about the relationship between legislation and violence:
"There is no mistaking the data – the large increase in glyphosate use in the US is mostly due to the increase in glyphosate-resistant GE crops – and this has led to more disease.
The researchers state:
Putin gave a Press Conference today that is already being assailed with propaganda and outright lies by the mainstream media. Much of it is being taken out of context and twisted to fit the "New Cold War" mentality being dumped on the American people.