UPDATE 12/22/12: I sold out of Revolution Car Badges in less than a week thanks to Tom Woods! You can still backorder one here! It will arrive around Feb 2013! Please be patient with me as I try to scale my inventory with cash flow.
Thanks for everyone that helped make this idea become a reality! The Love Revolution chrome car badges have finally arrived! Buy one while supplies last! I'll start shipping product tomorrow morning!
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Here's the backstory on this project:
The primary aim of modern warfare is to use up the products of the machine without raising the general standard of living.
Ever since the end of the nineteenth century, the problem of what to do with the surplus of consumption goods has been latent in industrial society. From the moment when the machine first made its appearance it was clear to all thinking people that the need for human drudgery, and therefore to a great extent for human inequality, had disappeared. If the machine were used deliberately for that end, hunger, overwork, dirt, illiteracy, and disease could be eliminated within a few generations. And in fact, without being used for any such purpose, but by a sort of automatic process — by producing wealth which it was sometimes impossible not to distribute — the machine did raise the living standards of the average humand being very greatly over a period of about fifty years at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. But it was also clear that an all-round increase in wealth threatened the destruction — indeed, in some sense was the destruction — of a hierarchical society. In a world in which everyone worked short hours, had enough to eat, lived in a house with a bathroom and a refrigerator, and possessed a motor-car or even an aeroplane, the most obvious and perhaps the most important form of inequality would already have disappeared.
My latest video, taken from amazing lecture by the late Alan Watts. Enjoy!
Breitbart: Several conservative House Republican members are contemplating a plan to unseat Speaker John Boehner from his position on January 3, Breitbart News has exclusively learned. Staffers have compiled a detailed action plan that, if executed, could make this a reality.
The Republicans, both conservatives and more establishment members alike, are emboldened after the failure of Boehner’s fiscal cliff “Plan B” on Thursday evening. Dissatisfaction with Boehner is growing in the House Republican conference, but until now there hasn’t been a clear path forward.
Those members and staffers requested anonymity from Breitbart News at this time to prevent retaliation from Boehner similar to what happened to those four members who were purged from their powerful committee assignments a few weeks ago. Their expressed concern is that if Boehner knew who they were, his adverse reaction toward them would be much more brutal than losing committee assignments, such as a primary challenge in 2014 by a leadership-sponsored candidate.
Most of the people on here are very intelligent individuals with brains capable of much more than mine. You guys know so much information, and are so informed that you have a solution for everything that comes up. However, I disagree.
You cannot solve the problem because saying that you know what is best for other people is not freedom. It is wrong for the Government to govern areas where they are not given consent, and it would be wrong for you guys to command your ideas also. Dr. Paul has many great ideas for solutions that he has never pursued because he does not believe in forcing others to our position.
"I want to use all my strength, to resist the notion that I can run your lives, or run the economy, or run the world. I want to use that strength to repeal and reject that notion, and stand up and defend the principles of liberty."
Remember the good doctor's words before you go trying to impose your will on others.
Good day friends.
We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. - 2nd paragraph, Declaration of Independence
All legislative Powers herein vested shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, - Article 1, Section 1, Constitution of the United States (and similar language with Article 2, Section 1 on the Executive and Article 3, Section 1 on the Judicial powers)
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain Rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. Amendment IX, Bill of Rights
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited it by the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or the people. Amendment X, Bill of Rights
Great insight into what happened yesterday and Massie proves he is not afraid of GOP leadership.
He calls Plan B a "turd sandwich"
Listen to 17:00 - 28:55 here:
A lot of us see the Sandy Hook incident as a reason for government to promote and implement gun control (perhaps not a planned conspiracy, but certainly opportunistically 'not letting a tragedy go to waste').
But it could be used to promote expanding TSA/DHS agents to the roughly 100,000 schools we have.
That would be a dandy way to condition the next generation of citizens to get used to living under martial law. Twice a day during 15 developmental years, children would get to pass through a government check point with some person in a uniform, gun, badge, cap'n crunch epaulets etc., showing paperwork, maybe putting their lunch box through the screening device, etc.
They could do this without much of a public debate. Nobody would have to scrutinize the 2nd amendment. The liberals could cheer it on, the neocons could hold their gun rights (for the time being).
Plus, think of the job creation the President could tout! 100,000 new, high-paying government jobs with the snap of a finger!
(I have no facts - this is just a made-up idea that dawned on me after reading the NRA post.)
USA Today: WASHINGTON -- National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre said Friday that future school shootings like the one in Newtown, Conn., one week ago can only be prevented if schools have armed security guards, just as the Secret Service protects President Obama.
Guns were not to blame for the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six adults last week, LaPierre said. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with gun," LaPierre said at the news conference that was interrupted twice by anti-gun activists.
"Politicians pass laws for gun-free school zones," LaPierre said. "They issue press releases bragging about them. They post signs advertising them. And in so doing, they tell every insane killer in America that schools are their safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk."
Continue ... USA Today...
Maybe it IS the "dawning of a new 'Golden Age'!
Posted by Ezra Klein | Washington Post
Has there been a House speaker in modern American history with less control over his members than John Boehner?
Over the past three days, Boehner has focused all attention on “Plan B”: an effort to strengthen his hand in negotiations with President Obama by passing backup legislation that would extend the Bush tax cuts for all income under $1 million.
Tonight, Boehner lost that vote. In a dramatic turn of events on the House floor, he pulled the legislation. In a statement released moments ago, he said, “The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass.” Boehner lost.
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