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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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I Can’t Help That I’m a Libertarian

August 4, 2014
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I Can’t Help That I’m a Libertarian

by Sheldon Richman from The Future of Freedom Foundation It’s not easy being a libertarian. I am not looking for sympathy when I say that. I just mean to point out that rejecting the conventional wisdom on virtually (do I really need this adverb?) every political question, current and historical, can be wearying. Life could…

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The Day Before

July 19, 2014
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Studying history with knowledge of the elite banking families in mind; with an understanding of the role The Bilderberg Group plays in it, and watching events unfold from sources outside their mainstream media leads prudent people to preparation for dramatic change in our world. That is commonly known as TEOTWAWKI – the end of the…

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Edward Snowden

July 10, 2014
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Edward Snowden

Snowden Speaks: A Vanity Fair Exclusive By Vanity Fair Photo Illustration by Sean McCabe. “Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away, because the consequences of intervening seemed too intimidating,” former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden tells Vanity Fair about his motivation for…

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flags of independence

July 3, 2014
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flags of independence

What could be more American than Fourth Of July? We explode fantastic quantities of Chinese fireworks, wave modern made-in-China 50-state American flags heat tubular mystery meat over smoldering hydrocarbon briquettes, slather GMO tomato paste on fluff buns, wash it down with beer-like liquids and admire the politicians as they remind us we live in a…

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July 4th

July 1, 2014
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July 4th

Celebrate Independence Day By Opposing Government Tyranny By Ron Paul on June 30, 2014 in Civil Liberties, National Blog This week Americans will enjoy Independence Day with family cookouts and fireworks. Flags will be displayed in abundance. Sadly, however, what should be a celebration of the courage of those who risked so much to oppose…

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wonky eyes

June 30, 2014
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wonky eyes

The problem with thinking for yourself, questioning everything and taking no pronouncements at face value is that what may seem innocuous often triggers offense. Small paragraphs can explode into whole pages. Take this simple headline story, for example: —————————— The new American tax dictate FATCA comes into force Americans avoiding US taxes and stashing cash…

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immigrant flooding

June 28, 2014
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In a discussion at The Mental Militia forum, one topic touched on “the immigration problem”. A fellow participant made the following comment, which in my opinion, covered a lot of the truth of the matter. I see a threat, but not from the immigrants. The immigrants come here because the US government has set up…

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poor folks

June 27, 2014
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poor folks

Though she now regrets saying it, Hitlary was trying to build empathy by telling her fans that the Clintons “were basically broke” when they left the White House. Poor things. Got a $80 million dollar house in New York City, secret service servants, senate seat, speaking bribes fees … after walking out of the White…

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snap decisions

June 11, 2014
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snap decisions

Much like what is going on at a global and national level, this Saint Louis family faced unpleasant, ugly, potentially fatal choices. The criminals wanted protection from those who would defend themselves. A gun to the daughter’s head seemed like it would suffice. The defenders had to guess intentions and probable results on-the-fly, but it…

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conspiracy theories

June 10, 2014
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conspiracy theories

Why NOT Believing In Conspiracies Is A Sure Sign Of Mental Retardation Monday, 19 May 2014 06:37 Mike Adams This article was written by Mike Adams and originally published at Natural News The phrase “conspiracy theorist” is a derogatory smear phrase thrown at someone in an attempt to paint them as a lunatic. It’s a…

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solitaire as directed

June 3, 2014
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solitaire as directed

In setting up a new-to-her Linux-opsys computer, I installed solitaire games as requested. Function testing with spectators inspired “Move the Queen over to the King” – at which point I shut the game down, having completed the function test. I cannot imagine playing a game of solitaire under direction or close supervision. Which makes me…

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