Oct 312014
 

Zombies Are Us: The Walking Dead in the American Police State    The walking dead in the American police state.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Cops do 20,000 no-knock raids a year. Civilians often pay the price when they go wrong.    The Bill of Rights is dead, buried and forgotten.

How Israel is turning Gaza into a super-max prison    One Israeli analyst has compared the proposed solution to transforming a third-world prison into a modern US super-max incarceration facility.

ISIS: America’s Terrorist Mercenaries    US Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) would even travel to the terrorist capital of Libya – Benghazi – and offer US support in person.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Partnering with Communists and Nazis    And now we learn that the U.S. government was actively recruiting at least 1,000 Nazis to work for the U.S. government, some of them top-level officials who had actively participated in the Holocaust.

TSA Confiscates Ray-Gun-Shaped Belt Buckle    Set phasers to stupid.

Make America Safer: Shut Down the Department of Homeland Security    DHS illustrates a fundamental problem with the federal government: it tries to do far too much, and ends up doing little well.

Seven Reasons to Vote for the Libertarian Party    1. The Libertarian Party supports all of your freedoms, all of the time

10 little-known facts about the ultimate patriot, John Adams    5. Thomas Jefferson wanted Adams to write the Declaration of Independence.

Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home?    The Bill of Rights is dead, buried and forgotten.

Rand Paul and Foreign Policy    He turned into a moderate war lover.

The Most Dangerous Religion: Americanism    Alas, Americanism is destroying what made America great.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Off-Duty Cop Finds $125,000 Cash in the Middle of the Road. Finds Owner, Returns it to Him    A rarity instead of a familiarity.

Obamacare vs Medical Choice    Video du jour.

Graphic Video Released in “Firing Squad” Style Police Killing of Mentally Ill Man    Police state du jour.

Build A Squid    Weirdness du jour.

90 LIVES SAVED!    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

Liberal or conservative? Reactions to disgust are a dead giveaway    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Confusing mind and brain    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

RAW VIDEO: Officer rescues man from burning car    Heroic cop du jour.

Miami police officer offered protection for drug deals, authorities say    Bought and paid for cop du jour.

Settlers Destroy Palestinian Property Under the Protection of Israeli Soldiers    The real terrorists du jour.


African Violet — Hans Peters

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Oct 312014
 

In the current geo-political climate, many express a fear of religious extremism. Especially in the light of ongoing Islamic terror attacks, many lump together all those who take their religious beliefs “to the extreme.” The assumption is that the more dedicated one becomes to his religion in general, the more likely he is to commit indiscriminate acts of violence in the name of that religion. Is this true?

The answer to the above question depends on several things. First, what does it mean to be extreme? Is it the devotions of the believer that are extreme or that to which the believer is devoted? Second, by what measuring rod should one determine his devotion to his religion? Religious propositions are the same as any other propositions; that is, they are either true or they are false. In many cases, religious extremism results from large segments of a religious community believing certain propositions to be true. For example, many Jews, Muslims, and Christians believe that God wants His followers to make converts. This proposition is either true or false.

This essay will address the above questions, starting with a discussion of the paradigm example of Islamic extremism. Then I will argue that one should not expect the same type of actions to result from Christian extremism as from Islamic extremism. Finally, this essay will determine whether or not one is justified in lumping Christian extremism in with Islamic extremism.

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Oct 292014
 

Worried on low inflation, Fed seen offering soothing words    The FED says not to worry, they’ll keep destroying the value of the dollar.

7 things the middle class can’t afford anymore    On average, each household with a credit card carries more than $15,000 in credit card debt.

President Obama earmarks $530M for advanced manufacturing    Said another way, Obama to pick winners and losers in U.S. manufacturing.

“Are you ready to roll?” Meet Ethan, the most popular police officer in Fort Kent    A rarity instead of a familiarity.

America’s perpetual state of emergency    Those emergencies, declared by the president by proclamation or executive order, give the president extraordinary powers — to seize property, call up the National Guard and hire and fire military officers at will.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

The State is No Friend of the Worker    Smashing the corporate state to free markets and workers.

Israeli Chooses “Honorable Life” Over Joining Military    Israel has become a very fascist country that doesn’t accept others.

$2.5 Billion Dollars Stolen From Americans By Whom? The Answer Might Shock You…    It’s the US government, and it is what they do.

Peekaboo, I See You: Government Authority Intended for Terrorism is Used for Other Purposes    The Bill of Rights is dead, buried and forgotten.

State Orders Man to Pay $30k in Child Support or Face Jail, Despite Proof He Is Not Father    But not the mother?

Odds Are, You Are Suspicious    1. Unusual nervousness of traveler 2. Unusual calmness or straight ahead stare

The End of the Crisis for Now: America Is Awash in Energy    Veterans of the energy crisis are trying to get their heads around this enormous reversal of fortune: there is no energy crisis for any fuel in America as winter approaches.

Is Barack Obama the Worst President in American History?    Left-leaning people had the same opinion of George W. Bush.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

If You Give A Cop Some Coke – Drug War Stories    video du jour.

New Video Shows Honolulu Cop’s Gangland-Style Assault On Innocent Bystanders    Police state du jour.

The nicest place on the internet    Weirdness du jour.

Puppy Mill Dog experiences a bed for the first time in her life    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

Animal Sex: How Snakes Do It    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Lessons from Ebola    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Rockingham County sheriff’s deputy saves 3 from burning home    Heroic cop du jour.

Whitfield County Deputy Sheriff Micheal Smitherman Arrested For DUI    Drunkard cop du jour.

Settlers Prepare To Expand illegitimate Settlement Near Salfit    The real terrorists du jour.


Autumn in Windsor Great Park — Peter Meade

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Oct 272014
 

Democracy Is Neither Freedom Nor Prosperity    If, for example, people have the freedom to elect a president with totalitarian powers, that is as far from a free society as one can get.

John McCain’s Terrorists    McCain met with the Northern Storm Brigade, the organization that sold American journalist Steven Sotloff to ISIS. Sotloff was subsequently beheaded.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Not Having a Roof Over Your Head Can Mean Jail Time: The Criminalization of Homelessness    In 2014 alone, 100 American cities have banned sitting or lying down in public places.

Pot Prohibitionists Invent Marijuana Deaths, Scientifically    ”There have been five infant children deaths in Colorado that have picked up those drugs,” referring to marijuana edibles. The actual number, as Schwerzler was forced to admit the following day, is zero.

Karma? Confused NYPD Officer Mistakes Fellow Cop for Suspect and Kicks Him in the Head    I’m loving it!

50 Percent Of American Workers Make Less Than 28,031 Dollars A Year    And 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000.

How 1936 Consolidated the Progressives’ Triumph in 1913    The election of 1904, in which the never-remembered Alton B. Parker lost to Teddy Roosevelt, was the last time that anyone holding constitutional principles of the federal government achieved the nomination by one of the two major political parties.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Embarrassing Economists    The law states that the higher the price of something the less people will take of it and vice versa.

California Cops Try to Intimidate Man from Recording Public Training Exercise    Just another episode in their unwavering war on the Bill of Rights.

Good Reason to Kill #17.1: Lost at Beer Pong    The report says that five men were attending a “large party” at a home there, which also seems awfully unlikely given that Ames has a total population of just over 1,000.

Department of Defense Declares War on the Sun    Blame it on the Arabs. Those darn sun spots – they drive people crazy, I guess.

Sex, Spice, and Small-Town Texas Justice: The Purple Zone Raid    Video du jour.

Man charged with breaking a trooper’s fist with his face    Police state du jour.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

What Ridiculous Food Day Is Your Birthday?    Weirdness du jour.

Orphaned Baby Geese Are Released to a Foster Family    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

High Tetons surrender clues about prehistoric residents    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Sending affluence, receiving pestilence    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

Sheriff’s deputy, emergency workers save suicidal man hanging in tree    Heroic cop du jour.

Second Atlanta Police Officer Resigns Due to Alleged Drug Use    Druggie cop du jour.

Jewish settlers destroy Palestinian farmer’s property    The real terrorists du jour.


Middle-Earth — Marianna Safronova

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Oct 242014
 

It Will Take 398,879,561 Years To Pay Off The US Government’s Debt    Now, rather than saying that the national debt is reaching $18 trillion, which means nothing to most people, you could say that the debt would currently take almost 400 million work-years to pay off.

The Drug War Doesn’t Work Abroad Either    Like U.S. militarism itself, the war on drugs is characterized by arrogance, an endless cycle of the same mistakes, and a disturbing indifference to the resulting bloodbath.

The Politicians Are Scaring You Again    The best way to avoid terrorism is to stop dropping bombs on Muslims.

10 Things About The U.S. News Media That They Do Not Want You To Know    #3 Fox News is not nearly as “conservative” as you think that it is.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Was Ebola Accidentally Released from a Bioweapons Lab In West Africa?    More than 200 incidents of loss or release of bioweapons agents from U.S. laboratories are reported each year.

Six Signs Your Government’s Too Big    No. 2: Your government is too big if colleges have “free speech areas”.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Couple Jailed for Raising Chickens    The tyranny of city regulations.

Low Inflation? The Price Of Ground Beef Has Risen 17 Percent Over The Past Year    Every single dollar in your wallet is constantly becoming less valuable because of the inflation the Fed systematically creates.

Hollow Justice and Courts of Order in an Age of Government-Sanctioned Tyranny    The Supreme Court tends to march in lockstep with the police state.in the US.

Israeli Defense Minister Predicts The End Of Artificial ME States    Talk about hypocrisy!!!

Perpetual Debt Slavery    The next collapse will come wrapped in some other fear-laden, false flag-riddled tragic disaster meant to distract and protect the elite.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

White House Confirms Air Drop Intended for ISIS    They already got our M1A1 Abrams tanks, HUMVEE’s, M198 howitzers, and our fighter jets.

Seven Worst-Case Scenarios in the Battle with the Islamic State    With all that military power being brought to bear on the planet’s most volatile region, what could possibly go wrong?

Dave Smith On: The Police State    Video du jour.

Doctor Assaulted by Police at Dying Son’s Birthday, Tasered so Many Times He Had a Heart Attack    Police state #1 du jour.

Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline — Get Killed by a SWAT Team    Police state #2 du jour.

Whitney music box    Weirdness du jour.

Ten Years Chained: A Dog’s Happy Ending Rescue Story    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.

Iconic 2,500 year old Siberian princess ‘died from breast cancer’, reveals MRI scan    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

Are we really conscious?    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

ASU police officer saves student’s life    Heroic cop du jour.

Metro Police officer arrested on child pornography counts    Pedophile cop du jour.

Overnight Attacks By Settlers Target Palestinian Homes In Jerusalem    The real terrorists du jour.


On a wet morning… — Line Martel

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Oct 242014
 

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Oct 222014
 

Socialists Push For $20 Minimum Wage But Won’t Pay Workers That Much    They only want to pay them $13 an hour. The socialists are possessed by capitalist demons!

On Newsweek’s Finding that a Major US Ally Cuts Off More Heads than ISIS    The Brits also beheaded people, but seemed to look happier about it (though maybe ISIS guys are smiling under their masks).   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong    America is the land of opportunity, just for some more than others.

US War on Iran Takes Bizarre Turn    General Hugh’s speech was a pity party for the terrorists cult MEK.

THE REAL SECRET OF IRAQ’S GERM WEAPONS    By contrast, in the Anglo-American view, chemical and biological weapons were fine – so long as used to kill Muslim Iranians. Used against westerners, they would be denounced as “terrorism.”

State Takeover of Family Predicted in 1928    Bertrand Russell 1928: “State may be expected to assume the role of the father”

Video: Cop Arrests Subway Performer For Singing, Despite Cop Reading Aloud Rule Saying It’s Permitted    The officer evidently shows he’s one of the cops hired specifically for his low IQ.

Military Base Dependency    The people in areas where military bases are located live in a constant state of deep fear that U.S. officials could, at any time, decide to close their base, which, in the minds of the local populace, would spell economic doom to the area.

Georgia’s Ivory Tower Behavior Modification-istas    Needless to say, those who long ago relished “fighting the man” are now very much “the man.”

Beyond the Hype – The Real Threats To Americans Are…    Podcast.

Middle School Reading Lists 100 Years Ago vs. Today    Unless we give our students challenging material to dissect, process, and study, how can we expect them to break out of the current poor proficiency ratings and advance beyond a basic reading level?   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

Fiat Currency Definition: Silver Dollar vs. Federal Reserve Note    Video du jour.

Body Cam Shows Cop Shooting Unaggressive Dogs with Wagging Tails    Police state du jour.

Encyclopaedia Mendaciorum    Weirdness du jour.

Saving Cadence – an abused Pit Bull shows us the power of second chances.    There’s hope for humans after all du jour.   A God Zilla’s Pick!!!

New Tractor Beam Can Repel And Attract    I decided that I didn’t want to be stupid anymore du jour.

THE POWER OF SIMPLICITY    I wanted to be self-actualized du jour.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Cop saves woman’s life    Heroic cop du jour.

Birmingham police officer charged with first-degree rape in Alabaster    Pedophile rapist cop du jour.

Israeli Forces Destroy Palestinian-owned Car Wash near Bethlehem    The real terrorists du jour.


Destination — Victor Wei

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Oct 222014
 

He’s the heir to Richard Nixon, not Saul Alinsky.

Back in 2008, Boston University professor Andrew Bacevich wrote an article for this magazine making a conservative case for Barack Obama. While much of it was based on disgust with the warmongering and budgetary profligacy of the Republican Party under George W. Bush, which he expected to continue under 2008 Republican nominee Sen. John McCain, Bacevich thought Obama at least represented hope for ending the Iraq War and shrinking the national-security state.

I wrote a piece for the New Republic soon afterward about the Obamacon phenomenon—prominent conservatives and Republicans who were openly supporting Obama. Many saw in him a classic conservative temperament: someone who avoided lofty rhetoric, an ambitious agenda, and a Utopian vision that would conflict with human nature, real-world barriers to radical reform, and the American system of government.

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Oct 222014
 

The 2014 U.S. midterm elections are coming up, and I don’t intend to vote. A vote is like virginity: you don’t give it away to the first flower-bearing suitor. I haven’t been given a good reason, let alone flowers, to vote for any candidate, so I will stay home, as well I should.

This month, my wife, a Brazilian citizen, drove from Auburn, Alabama, to Atlanta, Georgia, on a Sunday morning to cast her vote for the presidential election in Brazil. She arrived at the Brazilian consulate and waited in a long line of expatriates only to be faced with a cruel choice: vote for the incumbent socialist Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party, for the socialist Aécio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party who is billed as a center-right politician, for the environmentalist socialist Marina Silva of the Socialist Party, or for any of the other socialist candidates who were polling so low that they had no chance of victory. Brazil maintains a system of compulsory voting in addition to other compulsory schemes such as conscription for all males aged 18.

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