culture

January 20, 2015
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The three quotations below give much insight to the comfort collectivism offers. They also help explain why it is so difficult to pry someone out of group-think and the embrace of whatever community they have wrapped around their life. The quotes brought to my mind the description a friend shared with me of his metamorphosis…

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non-conformity is a mental illness

January 6, 2015
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non-conformity is a mental illness

Psychiatrists now say non-conformity is a mental illness: only the sheeple are ‘sane’ Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/044862_psychiatrists_mental_illness_oppositional_defiant_disorder.html##ixzz3O7DxkdAC   (NaturalNews) Modern psychiatry has become a hotbed of corruption, particularly the kind that seeks to demonize and declare mentally ill anyone who deviates from what is regarded as the norm. This is abundantly evident in the latest installment…

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Public Safety Bag

January 5, 2015
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Public Safety Bag

Huh??? You gotta be kidding me! “Public Safety Bag” Ohmygosh, these people are crazy. Belay that… Baaaaa Somehow they were lulled into a headspace where they can imagine everything as a threat and absolute lack of privacy as The Answer. In the checkout line of the grocery store is this wonderous display of see-through bags…

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Spring Lake

January 5, 2015
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Spring Lake

This is not what I am accustomed to for January 4th. Neither weather nor scenery are “right” for the season. It is also nothing like what I enjoy by way of elbow room. I pulled off the trick of a photo without other people in it, but believe me, they were EVERYWHERE else I looked.…

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hugging trees to death

December 25, 2014
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hugging trees to death

Great grandfather oaks stand in twin rows alongside California’s Highway 12. All day long, automobile traffic backs up solidly in the two-way lane between them. Breaks in traffic must be provided by electrical signal lights scattered along the way. Widening this road to match the four-lane highways that surround it is politically impossible. The vast…

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eggsanity

December 24, 2014
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eggsanity

The People’s Republic of Left Coast again shows its special genius. Leading the way to our brave new world, the voters have agreed to implement The Humane Society‘s dream chicken-ranching beautification scheme (humane to non-human animals, that is). Part 1, as encoded into law by voter initiative, all chicken ranches in California had their operations…

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10 Charts to Brighten Your Century

December 17, 2014
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10 Charts to Brighten Your Century

Sometimes the hysteria just isn’t backed by the data DECEMBER 16, 2014 by MAX BORDERS They say our human brains are evolved to remember stories. Stories help us organize information about the world. We used oral histories and myths before we used science and statistics. So the power of stories is still with us, and…

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adjectives, adverbs and other parts

December 13, 2014
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adjectives, adverbs and other parts

In many circles, you could be forgiven for thinking the English language is very small with a certain four-letter f- word having deposed thousands of newly obsolete. There it is hugely versatile, replacing verbs, nouns, pronouns, and often being a complete declaratory sentence all by itself. Adding ‘n at the end turns it into adjectives…

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Pack vs herd vs lone individuals

December 10, 2014
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from Living Freedom by Claire Wolfe Yesterday Mike Vanderboegh re-printed a classic that I’d missed first time around even though it riffs on a classic of my own — asking that ever-pertinent question, “When is it time?” Mike uses the sorry example of the Weimar German Reichsbanner to show how even the prepared can tragically…

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9 Things We Should Get Rid of to Help Our Kids

December 10, 2014
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9 Things We Should Get Rid of to Help Our Kids

From: we are that family .com – by Kristen She borrowed something from me. And then she lost it. Accidents happen. But it was the whole “It only cost ten bucks-you can get another one” attitude that I couldn’t let happen a moment longer. So, I gave her a job that required hard work and…

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Improve Thyself

December 9, 2014
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Improve Thyself

You are your most important project for liberty DECEMBER 08, 2014 by JACOB H. HUEBERT When Leonard Read created the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in 1946, the prospects for liberty must have seemed bleak. Central planning had become the norm in the United States during the New Deal and World War II. Intellectuals and…

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Hotel California

November 17, 2014
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Hotel California

In the 90s, I knew something was wrong, but it took me to the end of the decade to recognize that I fit a culture that was not in California. THE STATE was at war with me, and the majority of the voters therein were just fine with that. I voted with my feet. I…

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heavily armed sore losers

November 14, 2014
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heavily armed sore losers

Casinos are big business, very lucrative and with little investment in things like manufacturing capability or raw materials. Even the little pocket casinos that litter the main roads make big money from a small handful of customers. That’s all okay. With freedom comes responsibility. Each of us is at liberty to utilize or discard our…

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fair is for suckers

October 27, 2014
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fair is for suckers

The gang has been slaving away at Parker Brothers’ Monopoly Game for a couple of hours now. This is a serious game. In spite of all his advantages, The Banker is going down. Not that he made too many awful decisions, but he just wasn’t smart and lucky enough to stay on top. This is…

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looking forward

October 16, 2014
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looking forward

Considering how people regard their lives made me realize the driver’s-eye view is a good metaphor. Sit in your own car, or anybody else’s, and you will find the view FORWARD is completely dominant. There are three little rear-view mirrors making up a tiny percentage of the whole picture. What you are doing NOW is…

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spectators

October 16, 2014
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spectators

A significant proportion of high school construction costs are in the attached Coliseum. This artifact helps teach the masses that do-ers are select and few while watchers are common. Even players of one act are watchers for most shows. “Nearly all of you are designed to watch.” The mass media monopoly takes over after graduation,…

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the trampling flock

October 14, 2014
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the trampling flock

If you are reading at least some of my Ebola material, you know my fear is the great mass of frightened sheep rushing off get the vaccine; the objective of this whole program. They will trample anything that gets in their way AND anything the wolves tell them to trample. … if they can without…

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Waking Up Our Neighbors is Resistance

September 28, 2014
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Waking Up Our Neighbors is Resistance

from SHTF Journal I had a conversation with a colleague of mine about a week ago which really highlighted the seeming futility of arguing with some people regarding the state of our union. The topic of the conversation isn’t important, but the fact that I yet again attempted to have a rational and reasonable conversation…

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no personal offense intended

September 19, 2014
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no personal offense intended

Even as I wrote it I knew that yesterday’s “monster cookies” could easily give offense; could be taken as judgmental or a personal insult. Unlike the vast majority who have more refined social skills than mine, the words came out anyway. However, I planned this apology or explanation even as I wrote. Yesterday had a…

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modern homeschooling

September 19, 2014
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modern homeschooling

Homeschooling: The Kid Likes It (and Mom and Dad Have Homework Again) J.D. Tuccille|Sep. 18, 2014 11:53 am from Reason.com “Oh, you’re doing that, too?,” the building contractor asked when he walked in while my son was working on his Literature lesson. “My youngest daughter is taking high school online. They were bullying her at…

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MMD

September 9, 2014
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MMD

I had a friend who was a psychologist, with a PHD adding the title “doctor” to his name. He was disgusted with what his compatriots had done to the business, not to mention the kind of people it attracted as practitioners of the head shrinking industry. Jim was an artist, a craftsman dedicated to figuring…

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87% disapprove of Congress

August 23, 2014
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A poll conducted by Gallup last week shows that Congress’ approval rating has stayed near historic lows since last November, currently hovering at 13 percent. They have been horrible. Allowing the executive branch on a drunken rampage of constitutional violations, completely undermining the Constitution they swore to uphold and defend, elected by and for big-money…

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the apprentice … (revised 8/12)

August 12, 2014
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the apprentice  … (revised 8/12)

Government is good at one thing: It knows how to break your legs, hand you a crutch, and say, “See, if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.” – Harry Browne Harry also liked to challenge people and audiences to “Name your favorite government program” before proceeding to shred it with…

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Community Preparedness Team

August 7, 2014
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Community Preparedness Team

Organized Community Defense Is America’s Last Hope Wednesday, 06 August 2014 02:42 Brandon Smith Not long ago, I felt compelled to address the idea of self defense as a moral imperative in an article titled “Violence In The Face Of Tyranny Is Often Necessary.” My intention was to perhaps undo some of the propaganda conditioning…

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being poor VS poverty

August 6, 2014
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Poverty vs poverty: Seven traits of the successful poor Claire Wolfe It’s a mystery why one person can be poor but still be proud, independent, and reasonably content while the guy next door is only content to slide into a swamp of misery, blame, slovenliness, dependence, and cigarette smoke. I agree that Alchemist summed things…

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