Thursday, April 17, 2014

Second Amendment Sister Slams Bloomberg on Public Radio


"Jennifer Coffey, national spokeswoman for the pro-gun-rights Second Amendment Sisters organization, says she sees Bloomberg's investment as a waste of money.

"I think he has a very unhealthy fascination with firearms, and how this inanimate object is a threat to everyone in the world," she says. "He lives in a state where people are in food lines with not enough to eat, who are jobless — why doesn't he focus on them? Or on criminals running through his streets, destroying homes, families, businesses?"

Coffey says her major concern with gun-purchase background checks is proposals that would put mental health records into a national database. She predicts that first responders who have sought counseling because of job stresses would be targeted, as would those who have been treated for depression.

"Mental illness is not a crime," Coffey says."

http://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story?storyid=303772324

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I hope the Irony of Bloomberg spending $50,000,000.00 on a "grass roots" campaign is not lost on the public...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Soros 0, Bundys 1

Ulsterman has the story on George Soro's failed attack on the Bundy Ranch:

Excerpt:


" “The Center for Biological Diversity” – that title jumped out at me.  Like so many insidious groups formed by progressive/socialist interests, the name reeks of a collective mindset, where all things must be forced into the same narrow view of how society should function. (Any time a progressive uses the term diversity, they ultimately mean conformity – we must all think the same or face the consequences)
So I looked up this “nonprofit” group, that was pushing so hard for federal authorities to shut down the Bundy family ranch, and here is what I found:
the Center for Biological Diversity(CBD) filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) if the Service does not create a new nationwide wolf recovery plan“ KBC NOTE: CBD is funded by Earthjustice, which is funded by George Soros. The same CBD who is presently suing to take more Klamath Basin irrigation water by changing the biological opinions.
The Green $$$ Scam, Range Magazine, posted to KBC 2/2/11. KBC NOTE: This article articulates the billions of dollars funding the green groups taking our land, water and rights through lawsuits. Last week Center for Biological Diversity, Oregon Wild, Environmental Protection Information Center, and The Larch Company sued to list another endangered species (Environmental groups want Klamath River salmon listed as Endangered Species.) The first 3 groups along with some “friends”, “stakeholders” in the KBRA, are all in a coalition together: George Soros, Tides, Ford Foundation, Weeden and dozens more including the federal government fund their litigation to destroy our infrastructure/dams and take our land and water.  LINK
All the familiar names – Soros, Earthjustice, The Larch Company, Tides, Ford Foundation, Weeden – all entities bound by the familiar theme of centralized control of lands, food, water, and other related resources.  Control those resources, and you control the people"

Geolibertarianism AKA Georgism: The answer to our problems?

Charles Hugh Smith recently posted another interesting article which has been getting passed around the blogosphere:  What’s the Difference Between Fascism, Communism and Crony-Capitalism? Nothing


CHS gets it mostly right, except that a consumption tax is regressive.

Please take a look at Georgism or Geolibertarianism as the (IMO) solution.

Overview:  http://geolib.pair.com/welcome.html also http://www.foldvary.net/

Having read voluminously regarding the issue of taxation to support a minimal state, I formed the idea of a land tax (with a high minimum threshold) as the only fair way to:  A)  Collect tax in an unambiguous, non-preferential way and B) Address the issue of vast fortunes amassed over the generations by force, fraud and graft.

Lo and behold, it turns out that I was not the first person to figure this out (shocking!).  Please take a look at this http://geolib.pair.com/welcome.html

The keys IMO are:

A)  Setting a high minimum threshold for the land tax.  This allows for those that wish to be self-sufficient to live w/o any interference (e.g. your typical Amish/Mennonite farmer),

B)  Setting a maximum for the total national/state tax rate.  A country cannot collect more than about 22% of the total economic output in taxes before it experiences diminishing returns.  The revenue generated would have to be split among federal, state and local, which is a policy issue beyond the scope of this particular post.

C)  The prohibition of government debt.  The reason for that should be self-evident at this juncture in history.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Awesome interview with candidate Ron Paul


Hat Tip:  The Humble Libertarian!



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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ron Paul receives most military donations, again!

Clearly, a WIN!

Ron Paul receives most military donations, again



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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ron Paul Questions "The Bernank" on Gold

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Forbes Slams RP... But it Turns Into a Win for Liberty!

A recent Forbes article slams Ron Paul:   The Problem With Ron Paul’s Magical Debt Extinguishing Wand

The article goes on for quite a bit, and disparages Paul with no little authority.

I have to admit my heart sank, as I did not have time to write a proper rebuttal.

But when you click on the "Expand Comments" button...!  I saw this:
  1. collapse
    Why not follow Paul’s plan and immediately raise reserve requirements instead of the traditional sell off of the bonds to prevent inflation?
  2. collapse
    Absolutely expected such an article from Forbes. As bugs Bunny would say, “What a Maroon!”
    The author expects the FED to be able to sell a T-bill to “soak up” the money at exactly the time no one will want a T-bill and the dollar will begin its march to oblivion. He obviously missed the point that the only thing keeping T-Bill purchases going is the Fed, not the Open Market.
  3. collapse
    1. The author seems to have completely missed the main point about the bond market:
    That without fed intervention to prop it up (ie: buying between 70-85% of bonds) no one else is displaying much confidence in lending to the US… sustainable? Worrying
    2. The proposal is to trade REAL assets owned by the government for the junk bonds owned by the fed? Next time… why not just auction these assets to raise money rather than pump the markets full of funny money and distort interest rates?
  4. collapse
    Really, Mr. Hunter? You seem to be confused about how the monetary system works. Allow me to enlighten you.
    The damage is done by the Fed; it’s 1.6 trillion dollars of faux-wealth will never be taken from the money supply because we all (should) know that when the Fed conducts large scale OMO’s, they always buy bonds, expanding the money supply and depreciating our currency.
    Ron Paul’s plan is just clearing up some of the stupidity of the Federal Reserve and our government in general. It would allow Congress to avoid raising the debt ceiling, without having any consequences that wouldn’t happen anyway (such as the 1.6 trillion in new credit).
    Additionally, this move could open America’s eyes to the irony of the Federal Reserve and bolster more support for Ron Paul. That way, the next time Congress votes to raise the debt ceiling, President Paul could veto it! Unfortunately, such a Constitutional government may be difficult to achieve with morons like you miseducating the public about the monetary system.
  5. collapse
    “Real assets owned by the U.S. government in exchange for all or part of the $1.6 trillion in federal bonds held by the Fed.”
    So let me get this straight; we give the Fed “assets” that are “owned” by the the government, which means assets owned by the people, and then let the Fed sell them off to the private sector.
    I think your missing the whole point; the government, and more importantly, the people, do not owe this non-governmental cartel of banks (the Federal Reserve) that money. The Fed printed abunch of phony money – they can deal with it – just walk away from it. Don’t give them our assets and let them sell them off to get more money.
    Also, who do you think they’re going to sell these to? My guess would be Goldmansachs, JP Morgan and other banking interests that they have ties to, oh and probably some foreign banks and corporations.
    Ron Paul was right in 2008 when he warned us off the economic collapse coming (and no other politicians agreed, in fact, most of them, and the mainstream media, laughed at him…whose laughing now?) – how about give him some respect – he obviously knows more than the other “experts.”



    ...And there's a LOT MORE where those came from!
     
    Forbes tried to frame the debate, but the American people called them on the carpet!


     
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Three Senators Call For Afghanistan Withdrawal By End Of 2012

I call this a WIN!

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic senators and one Republican senator are calling for the removal of all regular combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2012, a timetable that is significantly shorter than the one President Obama recently announced.




"We commend the president for sticking to the July date he had outlined for beginning the withdrawal. However, his plan would not remove all regular combat troops until 2014," Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote in a Tuesday op-ed in The New York Times.
"We believe the United States is capable of achieving this goal by the end of 2012. America would be more secure and stronger economically if we recognized that we have largely achieved our objectives in Afghanistan and moved aggressively to bring our troops and tax dollars home," the senators continued.
In the op-ed, they said the U.S. is spending $10 billion a month in Afghanistan while back home, the United States is struggling with "high unemployment and a flood of foreclosures, a record deficit and a debt that is over $14 trillion and growing."
"It is not too late to change course in what has become the longest American war in history. In light of our considerable national needs, both security and domestic, we urge the president to bring our troops home at last," they concluded. 

More at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/05/senators-afghanistan-withdrawal-2012_n_890250.html


Via The Humble Libertarian



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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Case dismissed against woman arrested while videotaping police!

This is very good news -The case against a Rochester woman arrested while videotaping police has been dismissed.

 

I followed this with particular interest as I lived in Rochester for some years, and have a very good friend on the police force there.  I was particularly heartened by the response from Mayor Tom Richards, City Council President Lovely Warren and Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard:

    "Whatever the outcome of the internal review, we want to make clear that it is not the policy or practice of the Rochester Police Department to prevent citizens from observing its activities - including photographing or videotaping - as long as it does not interfere with the safe conduct of those activities. It is also not the policy or practice of the Department to selectively enforce laws in response to the activities of a group or individual. This has always been the case and it is being reinforced within the Department, so that it will be abundantly clear to everyone."


I have always held that not only should people videotape the police - the police should have a 360 degree camera running either on their shoulder radio or on their cruiser, at all times..

This is for their protection as well as the public, because as hard as it may seem for some people to believe, police officers often have to deal with people who act like absolute dicks to them, and then deny they acted that way.

In short, videotaping when the police come in contact with the public helps encourage everyone to be on their best behavior!


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nobel Laureate Economist Robert Mundell: "The debate should be focused on what the best gold system is, not on whether we need to go back on one."

Very good news!  (emphasis mine)


"Professor Robert Mundell urges gold convertibility for the euro, the currency which he fathered, as well as for the dollar. This is a major step forward. Thought leaders are abandoning “old monetarism,” which was vainly fixated on quantity. Even its chief proponent, Milton Friedman, acknowledged old monetarism as unsuccessful in a 2003 interview with the Financial TimesAn emerging “new monetarism” is quickly taking its place — one that focuses on the quality, not quantity, of money.
Empirical data suggest that the gold dollar represents the epitome of quality.  As Forbes’ own Steve Forbes advised the presidential candidates last week, the “debate should be focused on what the best gold system is, not on whether we need to go back on one.”
This is a very encouraging article, and well worth the read.  Full article here!

h/t Eric DeGroot


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