I have to muse these days on what poverty is, because I guess I'm stuck in the (lower) middle class (or, really, working poor without benefits). Our family had previously been on a share of cost public medical plan. It mostly covered our daughter, and adequately covered us, and I suppose we were being subsidized by some government theft, but at least we were contributing something.
So I got a knock on the door from a canvasser for a BART Director candidate.
Some background. BART is Bay Area Rapid Transit. It's the Bay Area's light rail system, and by far the crown jewel of the country's light rail systems, in my opinion. It's clean, it's comfortable, the ride is smooth, the trains are pretty reliable.
"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way." - Christopher Morley
When you feed pigeons
And a woman comes
Says "God bless you's"
You know Love rules!
For so many thousands of years
This planet its inhabitants
In various forms have been slaves
Taxes pay for the never-ending wars
Our brothers and sisters
Slaughtered like animals on fox fur farms
The clock ticks
The next "Great" war spells
Planet earth's self abortions
Cull of the human herds
When you feed pigeons
And a woman comes
These are my thoughts.
Those who advocate murder should be put in a cage, until either they stop advocating murder, or they expire.
The idea is to rehabilitate the offenders. Unfortunately, they are currently holding most offices in government.
How do we achieve this?
Those who advocate murder should be separated from influencing society until they have been reformed, and no longer advocate murder.
They should be treated humanely, of course; not "put in a cage to starve" and expire, but fed both body and mind, with good food and good books; educated, with liberty and justice.
I'm conflicted on how to achieve their education. I don't like cages, and I don't like advocating them. So, since I had this thought, I wanted to post it and see if there were other thoughts that could achieve the education and reform without cages.
This occurred to me because I was at a restaurant with this new reality show Utopia on the TV. I would not otherwise have ever seen it.
I find it particularly deceitful that the media continually portrays caricatures of libertarians such as Ron Swanson (fictional) and Rob Hospidor (real) who don't like 'hippies' or 'bleeding heart liberals' and sneers at potheads and seem to have an erotic attraction to firearms.
This is a follow up to my dailypaul gardens thread.
As some of you know, this summer I was quite busy tending to a lot of acreage and multiple gardens. I took on a lot at the beginning of the summer, and it kept me quite busy.
This summer the zucchini did the best. This is one example of the numerous massive zucchini plants that has appeared in the vegetable garden.
Peter Joseph and Stefan Molyneux "Debate" Sept. 23rd 2013 "evaluated"
Well, Netflix has put up Season 8 of The Trailer Park Boys!
This Season, we find Ricky disgruntled with Gov. Issue currency.
Starting at Episode 1, "Fu*k Money"!
Which has Ricky making his own form of currency...
100% pure goodness.
Denominations of fives and tens.
They are accepted by almost everyone!
Hello fellow liberty activists,
Iowa State Senate Candidate Jeff Shipley (https://www.facebook.com/shipleyforiowa?fref=nf) has received a campaign funding pledge of a matching $1,000 from a University professor!
It all started as an email to a friend I debate politics with; he can't stand any/all Ron Paul supporters because of 9/11, our "allegiance to Alex Jones", period, end of story...and he will never change...
And he tries to get my goat about how neo-con talk radio "loves" Rand Paul; so, I had cut and paste half my email to him into the post, then the words "tar baby" came to my mind.
No one in their right mind is buying this new supposed threat sold to us by the MSM. Really ISIS? Rhymes with crisis and spawned from the Syrian rebels we've been blatantly funding for several years now??? They couldn't even overthrow Assad with full U.S. support and now we need to worry about what they will do to America. When will our politicians grow some balls and stand up to this farce. It would have been nice to see Rand do it. Maybe he still will. It's about time one of our supposed "representatives" did.
The day lit up
Glass and steel beams
Two big towers
Flamed and toppled
Only took a few hours
As the people ogled
Quite a spectacle
For senses dulled
And people lulled
By fake explosions
From movie screens
The real thing was a jolt
Sent structures careening
The cloud still hangs
Of toxic powder
And conscience pangs
It felt like minutes
But it was Ours
Ours to start with
Ours to finish
Contorted in horror
A pall of terror
Over the land
Hearts of sorrow
Strengthen the hand
After reading a recent post by another member stating that he felt unwanted at times due the nature of posts and responses in the forums and following the responses, I decided to ask myself why we are all forced to be either for Israel or the Palestinians.
It seems that we are given only 2 choices much like our political system (i.e. If you are Republican you must be a racist or if you are Democrat you must be a communist) to either be for or against Israel or Palestine. If you support Israel you are labeled a Zionist. If you are for Palestine, you are labeled an anti-Semite.
This may sound strange, but I find myself sympathizing with both sides and angered at both sides. Is Israel being aggressive and oppressive? It would certainly appear so. Is Palestine supporting Hamas' use of children to strap bombs to themselves abhorrent? Absolutely. The people of both countries find themselves at the mercy of their political systems that ultimately dont care what happens to them as long as the elites get their piece of the pie.
Did you guys see the Falcons pull out that win against the Saints?! Woohoo!! Let the NFL discussion begin!