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DUI vs drunk on power

Literally half a lifetime ago, I read a great essay in either Car & Driver, or Road & Track (I used to subscribe to both) about alcohol-impaired driving. It was a thoughtful, honest appraisal developed with real world field testing. Different people react differently to consumption of beer, wine and liquor. Some at .08 had distinct reduction in driving competence. Others could out-drive them at double that. If you have spent any time around such people, YOU KNOW THAT. But the assumption of prohibitionist legislators is that drink is BAD… any and all. The only limit to what rules they can lay on drinkers is what the legislatures can get away with… almost no limits at all in Utah. In […]

why the new boss is the same as the old boss

Outgoing president Dwight Eisenhower warned us about the growing power of the military-industrial-complex. They obviously control international policy. The drug companies control national drug policy. The banksters control the monetary system. Entrenched systems control the federal government. Little men in the Oval Office are allowed to pontificate and play at being important. Their lifespan is directly related to their unwillingness to tip over the vendors’ carts. American Democracy Is “A Dead Man Walking” Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, Trump’s “sell-out,” as it is called, coming on top of Obama’s eight-year “sell-out,” is instructive. We have now had a Democratic president who sold out the people who elected him and a Republican president who has done the same thing. This is […]

executive dis-orders

Wave of the hand; Law of the land I am paraphrasing a Bill Clinton aid. During that presidency the legislative branch had their job stolen by the executive branch in wholesale quantities and The Whim Of The President was thoroughly shoved in our faces… or at least in mine. The current emperor waved his magical pen the other day, now allowing religious organizations to spend their tax-exempt money on political activity. That is just one of many executive orders The Imperial Donald has signed already. The anti-Christians are hyperventilating over this one. I am disgusted by ALL OF THEM. The Constitution created a legislative branch with representatives of the states (Senate) and representatives of the people (House) to hash out […]

impaired driving

These clips from a news article hardly need an introduction… business as usual for the politicians, the lobbyists and the industrialists. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), citing federal statistics, last week issued an update of a comprehensive 2015 report saying that 43 percent of drivers tested in fatal crashes in 2015 had used a legal or illegal drug, higher than the 37 percent who tested above the legal limit for alcohol. MADD officials also questioned the methodology of the research in the report, noting that there is no scientifically agreed level of impairment with drugs such as marijuana. There is also no uniform test, roadside or otherwise, to determine such a level. To some, the report smacked of an […]

Trumping the Deep State

I have been working at figuring out The Game the ruling class is currently playing. We are looking through a knothole in the coliseum fence, but that does not enable us to understand the game, the rules, what they are playing for, or who is ahead at any given time. LewRockwell.com re-published an article that gives great insights. It is actually Part Two of a three part series published at theburningplatform.com. I have not yet read the other parts, but Part Two is very good. Click the headline below to read the entire article. I give you a couple clips from it below that. FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE: IS DONALD TRUMP THE MULE? ” …Trump used the GOP establishment’s disdain and […]

in your face – by Big Pharma

You would think they have to be subtle, but noooo … Today’s news says their abuse of us can be blatant without penalties. Going straight to the heart of the matter, Big Pharma spent $51 million in the 2012 federal elections and nearly $32 million in the 2014 elections. Their spending in state elections is similar. For every $1 the industry spent on contributions during the last election cycle, $7 were spent on lobbying in 2014. This is where the real money buys legislative and executive branch favors. The pharmaceutical industry’s lobbying expenditures steadily increased from 1998 to 2009, when spending hit a $273 million peak as Congress debated the Affordable Care Act, according to CRP. In 2014, drug […]

forestry, husbandry

In the ‘bad old days’ we called it “HUSBANDRY” (the judicious use of resources) and “CONSERVATION” (careful preservation and protection of something; especially : planned management of a natural resource to prevent exploitation, destruction, or neglect) … or, more often than not, COMMON SENSE. Farmers, and most people were farmers, took good care of their land such that their family could grow, prosper and enjoy the same lifestyle for generations to come. Short term, selfish thinkers wasted the resources and moved on. Stewards of the Earth outlasted and took over from them. Then the merger of corporate and state (definition of FASCISM) butted in. Government took land. Government agents leased it to their friends, their sponsors and their benefactors. […]

Bull* vetoes

Bullock again proves himself ignorant and incompetent to hold an office representing the people of Montana. Twenty states have “Constitutional Carry” – that is, no law against carrying weapons regardless of whether your coat falls over it or not. There are absolutely no related problems in any of them. With a strong, knowledgeable gun culture, Montana is no more at risk than any of them, particularly including the most recent addition to that list, New Hampshire. Both houses of the state legislature agreed. King Bull* disagreed. His second idiotic move Thursday was vetoing legal carry into Montana Post Offices. Over a decade ago a couple of US Postal Service employees “went postal” and shot some co-workers. From postal service […]