Jul 232014

Tolerating government not a virtue    I could tolerate a government that trains volunteers to defend from invaders; not one that sends invaders to other places around the world.

Arizona’s Checkpoint Rebellion    The Bill of Rights is dead, buried and forgotten.

DAVID V GOLIATH IN GAZA    Israel knows just how to provoke the Palestinians to violence.

Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block    1984 is not a novel but a owners manual for tyrants.

The Price of Poverty    Money will buy you happiness after all.

Dashcam Footage Shows Police Plotting To Kill Dog Before They Shot Her 15 Times (Video)    Killing dogs is a warm up to the real victims – YOU.

White Men Vote Republican Because They’re Suckers    Working-class white men vote Republican because the Democrats have made it clear that they care about representing the interests of everyone but working-class white men.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

With 92% of Coal Ash Still Coating North Carolina River Bed, Duke Energy Declares Cleanup Complete    And they will get away with it.

America’s Overwhelming Contempt Toward Atheists and Muslims    Republicans are the biggest haters. No shit.

The problem wasn’t Bush and the Republicans, and it isn’t Obama and the Democrats    The primary mindset that has allowed various wrongdoings to prosper in the U.S. is one of blind obedience to authority.    A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY    The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

I Also Have a Little List    I would, of course, start with McCain and Graham, two gentlemen who never have enough of war.

Costa Rica And Defense    The landscape is beautiful, the people are peaceful, and there has been no standing army since 1948.

The Mainstream Media’s Blind Spot in Gaza    Video du jour.

Man killed in his home during police raid over $2 worth of marijuana    Police state du jour.

Sarasota police officer saves stuck duck    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

Does Earth have a second moon?    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Scientists discover that atheists might not exist, and that’s not a joke    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Fresno cop saves choking baby in nick of time    Heroic cop du jour.

Miami Beach officer suspended for allegedly working drunk    Drunken cop du jour.

Israel shells Gaza hospital; four Palestinians killed    The real terrorists du jour.

Golden Eagle — Ron Coulter

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Jul 232014

The US Empire’s Three Regional Axes of Power in the Middle East

Empires are not easy to sustain given the multiple enemies that they provoke: at the international level (imperial rivals and emerging new powers), at the national level (national resistance movements, unreliable clients and untrustworthy ‘Sepoy’ armies) and at the local level (boycotts, sabotage and strikes).

Imperial difficulties are multiplied when an empire is in economic decline, (loss of market shares with growing debt), facing domestic unrest as the economic costs to the taxpayers exceed the returns by a substantial margin; and when the political elite is internally divided between ‘militarists’ and ‘free market’ advocates.

The US Empire today is in the midst of a long-term decline, during which it has suffered a series of costly defeats. In addition, Washington has assumed long-term burdensome commitments to allies who have imposed their own ambitions of seeking ‘mini empires’ (Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia).

The US White House has increasingly adopted a military definition of ‘imperial leadership’ at the expense of reconfiguring imperial relations to accommodate potential new political and economic partners.

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Jul 232014

In the minds of many people around the world, including in the United States, the term “capitalism” carries the idea of unfairness, exploitation, undeserved privilege and power, and immoral profit making. What is often difficult to get people to understand is that this misplaced conception of “capitalism” has nothing to do with real free markets and economic liberty, and laissez-faire capitalism, rightly understood.

During the dark days of Nazi collectivism in Europe, the German economist, Wilhelm Röpke(1899-1966), used the haven of neutral Switzerland to write and lecture on the moral and economic principles of the free society.

“Collectivism,” he warned, “was the fundamental and moral danger of the West.” The triumph of collectivism meant, “nothing less than political and economic tyranny, regimentation, centralization of every department of life, the destruction of personality, totalitarianism and the rigid mechanization of human society.”

If the Western world were to be saved, Röpke said, it would require a “renaissance of [classical] liberalism” springing “from an elementary longing for freedom and for the resuscitation of human individuality.”

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Jul 212014

Violence is Golden    Without action, words are just words. Without violence, laws are just words.

Could America Soon Have Elected “Presidents For Life”?    To repeal the twenty-second amendment.

Six astounding examples of Left-Wing hypocrisy    The Left does not have a monopoly on hypocrisy, but they do have a very large share of the market.

U.S. Government Lied to Pretend that Accidental Russian Shootdown of Commercial Plane Was Intentional … Three Decades Ago    And the sheeple will enjoy listening to the government propaganda again too.

US Taxes Pay for Israeli War Crimes    On average, Israel has killed one Palestinian child every three days for the past 13 years.

They’re Lying To Us, Part 4: Fake Pensions    Part 3 here    Part 2 here    Part 1 here.

Inflation where it matters:    Close to 50 percent of Americans indicate spending more on groceries and fuel this summer. Nearly one third indicate more spending on rent and mortgage payments

Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country    Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qa’ida, the Taliban, LeT [Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan] and other terrorist groups.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Israel: In 1967 Blockades Were Acts of War, in 2014 They’re Totally Awesome    It all who are doing the blockading.

Foreign Policy Hawks Ignore Data    Terrorism outside of war zones has claimed fewer lives each year since 9/11 than annual bathtub drownings in the United States.

Who is the Smartest (and Dumbest) President?    Ronald Reagan was 2nd.

AZ: Open door in area known for string of burglaries justified entry    The Bill of Rights is dead, buried and forgotten.

The Ancient Windmills of Nashtifan    The first practical windmills went up in Persia, possibly as early as the 5th century AD.

Washington’s Arrogance Will Destroy Its Empire    Washington issues ultimatums to sovereign nations to do as they are told or “be bombed into the stone age.”   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Israel Commits War Crimes While World Turns A Blind Eye    Video du jour.

Florida city imposes fines and jailtime for violating dress code on public property    Police state du jour.

Dog Rescue: Pregnant Pit Bull with 9 puppies    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

Scientists Follow Rising Magma Beneath Mount Rainier    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Richard Cory    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Off-duty police officer saves woman at Bourne golf club    Heroic cop du jour.

Decorated EPD Officer Suspended Again for Poor Driving    Non-driving cop du jour.

Israel continues shelling Gaza through four-hour ceasefire Sunday    The real terrorists du jour.

Found NEMO??? — Matthew Rae

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Jul 212014

“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”―Edward Abbey, American author

There’s a lot to love about America and its people: their pioneering spirit, their entrepreneurship, their ability to think outside the box, their passion for the arts, etc.  Increasingly, however, as time goes by, I find the things I don’t like about living in a nation that has long since ceased to be a sanctuary for freedom are beginning to outnumber the things I love.

Here’s what I don’t like about living in the American police state: I don’t like being treated as if my only value to the government is as a source of labor and funds. I don’t like being viewed as a consumer and bits of data. I don’t like being spied on and treated as if I have no right to privacy, especially in my own home.

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Jul 212014

In the 1984, millions of people in movie audiences in the US were subjected to a right-wing action movie entitled “Red Dawn.” The film depicted a Soviet-Cuban-Nicaraguan invasion of the United States. It starred Patrick Swayze as a leader of a band of high school aged guerrillas called “Wolverines” who fought against the invaders in the mountains of Colorado.

The film was a vulgar piece of Anti-Communist propaganda, and was widely criticized for its lack of plot structure, and its highly graphic depictions of violence. The film has been listed by many mass murders, such as Timothy Mcveigh and Dylan Klebold, as a favorite.

The film’s plot was beyond unrealistic. The idea of a Soviet, Cuban, and Nicaraguan invasion of the United States was absurd. However, the Hollywood film, still routinely shown on US cable television, fit right into the foreign policy rhetoric of then president Ronald Reagan. Much like many earlier Hollywood films from the 1950s, it screamed “The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!”, hoping to build a justification for US militarism around the world. Such rhetoric had been used during the Vietnam and Korean wars as well.

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Jul 182014

Collective Punishment and Israeli State Terror    Collective punishment is immoral and it is war crime.

Does Uncle Sam Have a God Complex?    The U.S. government now has the kind of surveillance powers formerly attributed only to a supreme being.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Governmental “Reform” Is an Oxymoron    Reform has it’s own problems.

The Losers From U.S. Sanctions: AMERICAN Businesses    The sanctions don’t work, and the “leaders of the free world” know it.

Act Immediately to Stop Congress’s Sneaky Move to Shut Down Broadband Competition    Crony capitalism (fascism) happening right in front of you.

Why We’re Doomed: Interest and Debt    We have to create a ton of debt to get a pound of growth.

And now: The criminalization of parenthood    The state were essentially micromanaging these parents’ decisions.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Happy birthday paper money: celebrating 353 years of wanton destruction    On July 16, 1661, his bank became the first in history to issue paper banknotes– Kreditivsedlar.

Obama Executive Order Bans Sale and Importation of AK-47 Rifles    President’s unilateral move by way of Executive Order could usher in a new era of gun restrictions across the United States without Congressional oversight.

They’re Lying to Us, Part 3: The Fake Stock Market    Part 2 here    Part 1 here.

Flashbangs and Slit Throats    The Secret Service spent $100 million guarding the president in Tanzania — more than the entire economic output of that country — during his stay.

Is It a Crime to Insult the Police?    He was arrested and charged with “disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a computerized communication system,” for his Facebook comments.

Drunk Successfully Gropes Two While Posing as TSA Agent    Who could have predicted that a potential terrorist might attack from another direction? Not the TSA, that’s for sure.

The Gaza Bombardment – What You’re Not Being Told    Video #1 du jour.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Call the Cops    Video #2 du jour.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Teen hospitalized after being suspected of being out past police-imposed curfew    Police state du jour.

Adorable Rescued Piglets Frolick    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

One injection stops diabetes in its tracks: Treatment reverses symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mice without side effects    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Personhood: A Game for Two or More Players    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

CAUGHT ON CAM: Cop saves drowning child with CPR    Heroic cop du jour.

Cleveland policeman charged with having sex with minor    Pedophile cop du jour.

Minutes After End of Five Hour ‘Humanitarian Pause’, Israel Bombs Homes, Kills 7 Children, 3 Adults    The real terrorists du jour.

Yellow Crowned Night Heron enjoys a Crawfish breakfast — John Pitts

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Jul 182014

Peter Beaumont is Jerusalem correspondent of the Guardian and the Observer. This is what he experienced in Gaza today:

Today was a personal low point – giving first aid with colleagues to two children wounded by shrapnel on Gaza beach on terrace of our hotel

Four kids with them were killed in same incident all from same extended family

1st shell hit the harbour wall. It's been hit before so I assume its on a prerecorded grid. Gunner appears to have adjusted to hit survivors

who were an adult and three boys

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Jul 182014

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Jul 162014

Comcast Demands An Explanation Before Agreeing To Cancel Your Account    And it’s none of Comcast’s business. Or so you’d think.

I.S.I.S. and the Western media: Groping each other in public like a Kardashian Thanksgiving    Remember we’re talking about a half-assed Sunni militia that couldn’t face up to Assad’s mediocre Syrian Arab Army.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Obama administration says the world’s servers are ours    One world government brought to you by King Obama.

Thinking Dangerously in an Age of Political Betrayal    Texas GOP Party platform don’t want to teach critical thinking skills. They want your children to be docile corporate slaves.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Lawsuit Against USDA Says Authoritarian Cherry Board Is the Pits    You have permission to sell those cherries?

The Neocons “Grand Plan” and Obama’s Blundering Foreign Policy: “An Actor Playing the Role of a President”?    We only have one party in America: The War Party.

We must destroy the children in order to save them    Hormonal teenagers have been showing their bodies to one another since there have been teenagers and hormones. Sexting adds a third element to the mix: technology.

Massacre of the Innocents: Slaughter in the Gaza Ghetto    Instead of mounting a limited action to capture the suspected perpetrators and retrieve the teens’ bodies, Israel’s armed forces rampaged throughout the occupied West Bank and bombarded the Gaza Strip in a campaign of collective punishment.

South Carolina mom jailed for letting 9-year-old daughter play at park unsupervised    A family is broken apart over an activity that used to be a part of a normal American childhood.

If We Insulate Our Houses, Why Not Our Cooking Pots?    Almost 90% of the primary energy is lost during the cooking process.

Seizure of sex worker sites perceived as attack on free speech rights    The Bill of Rights is dead, buried and forgotten.

Freedom, the Income Tax, and the Welfare State    For some 125 years, the American people lived without having any tax imposed upon their income.

Israel and Palestine, an animated introduction    Video du jour.

Saving Buddy    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

Months before their first words, babies’ brains rehearse speech mechanics    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Should we grow old disgracefully?    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

Police Officer Saves 3 People From Uniondale House Fire    Heroic cop du jour.

Fired Berthoud police officer Jeremy Yachik gets 3 years probation, 30 days in jail for abusing girl    Daughter abuser cop du jour.

Israeli airstrikes kill 5 on eighth day of Gaza assault    The real terrorists du jour.

Fall — Kieran Walsh

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