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November 30, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on Truth11:


Sayer Ji, Contributor
Activist Post

What if 90% of the peer-reviewed clinical research, the holy grail of the conventional medical system, is exaggerated, or worse, completely false?

A seismic shift is occurring in the field of evidence-based medicine that a rare few are aware of, but which will (and likely already does) affect everyone, as the standard of medical care today largely follows from this model.

The very life’s blood of ‘evidence-based’ medicine — peer-reviewed and published clinical research results – which legitimizes the entire infrastructure and superstructure upon which conventional medical knowledge and practice is erected, has been revealed as mostly and patently false.

Case in point: in a 2005 essay, “Why Most Published Research Findings are False,” and which is the most downloaded document of all time on PLoS, the Public Library of Medicine’s peer-reviewed, open access journal, John P. A Ioannidis explains in detail how…

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Doug Casey: The US Is Now The United (Police) State Of America | ZeroHedge

November 30, 2012 Comments off

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…the US Constitution was essentially a coup; the delegates to what we now call the Constitutional Convention were not empowered to replace the existing government – only to improve upon the Articles of Confederation between the then-independent states.  The framers of the Constitution drafted it with the notion of a national government already in place, but calmed fears of loss of state sovereignty by calling the new government the “United States of America” – a verbal sleight of hand that worked for over half a century.  Then the southern states decided to exercise what these words imply, their right to leave the union… and as the government becomes more powerful, it’s completely predictable that everything – including the justice system – will become ever more politicized… As great as a US citizen’s risk is in the marketplace these days, the greatest single risk to their wealth and health is the government... via ZeroHedge

Militant Socialism in America | American Thinker

November 29, 2012 Comments off

“…For the past four years, the Obama administration has created a Franco-German welfare state whose sole purpose is to forge a majority political coalition wedded to the Democratic Party.” The explosion of food stamps, the bailouts — all translated into an ‘I got mine, not gonna worry about anybody else‘ mentality that has ruptured this country into two camps:  There are those who pay and there are those who expect the payment without any effort on their part…

Which is why the 1952 piece by Elia Kazan titled “Where I Stand” needs to see the light of day again…” click here: Militant Socialism in America

A memo to liberals

November 27, 2012 1 comment

“To all you Liberals: If we were as scary as you think we are, you would all be dead by now.  Some of us are scarier than you can imagine, and we are everywhere! We are inside your head! We are your worst nightmare. Be afraid!  Be very afraid!”Something Wicked Comes blog

The Madness of a Lost Society | SGT Report

November 27, 2012 Comments off

A front row seat for the ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiation show…

November 26, 2012 1 comment

You are here.

Safety and order | K.I.S.S.

November 26, 2012 Comments off

“… It is force, or threat of it, which lies behind every stop sign, every building code, every ordinance, every law. By what right do people have to force their will on another man? Just so they can have “safety” and “order”? Those that would commit crimes against another still do, regardless. It is the peaceful man who is harmed by these laws, not the criminals. That is the greater tyranny…”  Mayberry at keepitsimplesurvival.wordpress.com. h/t Remus

5 Greatest Dangers to a Free Society by Ron Paul

November 26, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on Evil of indifference:

“What are the greatest dangers that the American people face today and impede the goal of a free society? There are five.

1. The continuous attack on our civil liberties which threatens the rule of law and our ability to resist the onrush of tyranny.

2. Violent anti-Americanism that has engulfed the world. Because the phenomenon of “blow-back” is not understood or denied, our foreign policy is destined to keep us involved in many wars that we have no business being in. National bankruptcy and a greater threat to our national security will result.

3. The ease in which we go to war, without a declaration by Congress, but accepting international authority from the UN or NATO even for preemptive wars, otherwise known as aggression.

4. A financial political crisis as a consequence of excessive debt, unfunded liabilities, spending, bailouts, and gross discrepancy in wealth distribution going from the middle…

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Brzezinski: “Populist Resistance” is Derailing the New World Order

November 26, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on Mountain Republic:

Rise in “populist activism” a threat to “external control”

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com

During a recent speech in Poland, former US National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski warned fellow elitists that a worldwide “resistance” movement to “external control” driven by “populist activism” is threatening to derail the move towards a new world order.

 
Calling the notion that the 21st century is the American century a “shared delusion,” Brzezinski stated that American domination was no longer possible because of an accelerating social change driven by “instant mass communications such as radio, television and the Internet,” which have been cumulatively stimulating “a universal awakening of mass political consciousness.”

The former US National Security Adviser added that this “rise in worldwide populist activism is proving inimical to external domination of the kind that prevailed in the age of colonialism and imperialism.”

Brzezinski concluded that “persistent and highly motivated populist resistance of politically awakened and…

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320 Licence Plate Reading Police Cars In Maryland , And Growing

November 26, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on YouViewed/Editorial:

Big Brother Is Here

 

 

 

 

Safety . It’s All In The Name Of Safety … What A Crock Of S**t . Power and Revenue … That’s What It Is Really About 

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The 21Foot Rule and Over-reliance on Firearms

November 25, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on Protective Concepts:

First off let me say there is a definite need for firearms in personal and third party security in certain environments and situations.  I firmly support the right to keep and bear arms and also recognize their utility in many different scenarios. That said some people put too much confidence in their ability to use their weapon to protect themselves against a myriad of threats.

This over-reliance can cause them to downplay or ignore skills like situational awareness, avoidance, de-escalation, less than lethal weapons and unarmed combatives.  There are good legal and ethical reasons for considering and training in skillsets across the use of force continuum.  Obviously using a firearm is not the best response to every situation.  Beyond that there are also good tactical reasons to use other options.

Consider the 21 foot rule.  Originally presented by Dennis Tueller, a sergeant in the Salt Lake City, Utah Police Department in…

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Why We Fight (A Film By Eugene Jarecki)

November 25, 2012 Comments off

hat tip: The Invisible Opportunity: Hidden Truths Revealed blog

The Real News: Fiscal Cliff An Artificial Crisis

November 25, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on THE INTERNET POST:

Michael Hudson: Fiscal cliff was manufactured to shift more of the burden of the crisis onto ordinary people.


George Carlin: they’re coming for your Social Security

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The M-14/M1A , History And Review

November 24, 2012 Comments off

The Grey Enigma:

Oh yes! Grey

Originally posted on YouViewed/Editorial:

Our Favorite Battle Rifle Is Given The Star Treatment

 

 Ralph at The Truth About Guns offers a review of the Springfield M1A along with a history of the development of this wonderful piece of battle hardware . 

 

 

 ” Warts and all (and there are damn few warts), I enjoyed this rifle more than anything else that I’ve shot in many years. While its accuracy is excellent and the build quality very robust, what I liked most about it was the sense of holding history in my hands. What I liked least: I’d have to send this rifle back to SA when the testing was through. Fortunately, that’s a correctable situation. ”

 

A True Work Of Art 

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3 Reasons to Kill the Dept. of Homeland Security

November 24, 2012 1 comment

Originally posted on A Moral Outrage:

Only three?

1. It’s unnecessary. In the months immediately following September 11 attacks in 2001, President George W. Bush initially resisted calls to create a new high-level bureaucracy that would be laid on top of current activities. He was right to recognize that coordinating existing agencies would have been smarter and better. Unfortunately, he caved in to pressure to create a massive new department.

2. It’s ineffective. To read the titles of Government Accountability Office (GAO) analyses of Homeland Security is to be reminded constantly that DHS is never quite on top of its game. Recent reports include “DHS Requires More Disciplined Investment Management to Help Meet Mission Needs,” “DHS Needs Better Project Information and Coordination Among Four Overlapping Grant Programs,” and “Agriculture Inspection Program Has Made Some Improvements, But Management Challenges Persist.”

3. It’s expensive. Last year, Homeland Security spent a whopping $60 billion, a figure that will doubtlessly…

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The Growth of Homeland Security’s Domestic Intelligence Enterprise | Public Intelligence

November 24, 2012 Comments off

The Department of Homeland Security’s production of domestic intelligence has increased substantially over the last few years according to a brochure of “intelligence products” published last month by Cryptome. The 2012 DHS Intelligence Enterprise Product Line Brochure is “a standardized catalogue of intelligence reports and products that represent the full breadth” of the agency’s analytical capabilities. It provides descriptions of each type of product created by the DHS Intelligence Enterprise as well as the classification level and instructions on how DHS “customers” can obtain the products. Read more…

Bill Whittle: Where do we go now?

November 22, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on Three Days to Anarchy:

A long video but it is very worth the time.

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Rise in Militia Groups and FBI Investigators

November 22, 2012 Comments off

Define necessity

November 22, 2012 Comments off

Should You Be Hoarding? | Laissez-Faire Bookstore

November 22, 2012 2 comments

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…Historically, government has frowned upon hoarding. In an economic collapse or disaster, that frown turns into a scowl in a flash. Anti-hoarding laws are passed or miscreants are arrested under frivolous laws like transporting gasoline in unapproved containers. Again, government criminalizes hoarders not merely in order to assert its control, but also to deflect blame from the policies and inefficiencies actually responsible for empty shelves. By stirring up public resentment toward those who own one more can of peas than their neighbors, politicians avoid the full and just brunt of the anger…

via Should You Be Hoarding? | Laissez-Faire Bookstore.

“Atlas Shrugged” | Hal Lindsey Report for 11/16/2012

November 21, 2012 Comments off

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Myths and Facts about Global Warming

November 20, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

From Friends of Science. Be sure to visit their page and bookmark it.

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING

MYTH 1:  Global temperatures are rising at a rapid, unprecedented rate.

FACT:  The HadCRUT3 surface temperature index shows warming to 1878, cooling to 1911, warming to 1941, cooling to 1964, warming to 1998 and cooling through 2011. The warming rate from 1964 to 1998 was the same as the previous warming from 1911 to 1941. Satellites, weather balloons and ground stations all show cooling since 2001. The mild warming of 0.6 to 0.8 C over the 20th century is well within the natural variations recorded in the last millennium. The ground station network suffers from an uneven distribution across the globe; the stations are preferentially located in growing urban and industrial areas (“heat islands”), which show substantially higher readings than adjacent rural areas (“land use effects”). Two science teams have shown…

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Insolvency | Ol’ remus and the Woodpile Report

November 20, 2012 Comments off

A business enterprise is solvent when its operations are supported by its after-tax cash flow. Should cash flow be temporarily insufficient, borrowing against accounts receivable is the classic remedy. With serial borrowing however, operations-plus-debt-service eventually becomes unsupportable by cash flow, real or anticipated. Creditors withdraw when they see this, it’s insolvency or near enough. The business closes, its assets are liquidated and the proceeds distributed among its creditors. This is what’s happening to the US, aside from the liquidation part. Debt repudiation by inflation—watering down the currency—holds such comeuppance at bay, at least for a while. Read more…

Killing The Goose by Thomas Sowell

November 20, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on Cummings America:

“Many people think of labor unions as organizations to benefit workers, and think of employers who are opposed to unions as just people who don’t want to pay their employees more money. But some employers have made it a point to pay their employees more than the union wages, just to keep them from joining a union.

Why would they do that, if it is just a question of not wanting to pay union wages? The Twinkies bankruptcy is a classic example of costs created by labor unions that are not confined to paychecks.

The work rules imposed in union contracts required the company that makes Twinkies, which also makes Wonder Bread, to deliver these two products to stores in separate trucks. Moreover, truck drivers were not allowed to load either of these products into their trucks. And the people who did load Twinkies into trucks were not allowed to…

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Why Is There Corn in Your Coke? – YouTube

November 20, 2012 Comments off

Kill Your Television

November 20, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on The Green Star:

Television is a dream come true for an authoritarian society: those with the most money own most of what people see; fear-based television programming makes people more afraid and distrustful of one another, which is good for the ruling elite who depend on a “divide and conquer” strategy; TV isolates people so they are not joining together to create resistance to authorities; and regardless of the programming, TV viewers’ brainwaves slow down, transforming them closer to a hypnotic state that makes it difficult to think critically. While playing a video games is not as zombifying as passively viewing TV, such games have become for many [people] their only experience of potency, and this “virtual potency” is certainly no threat to the ruling elite.

–  Bruce E. Levine, 8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

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Judge Rules Hobby Lobby Has No 1st Amendment Rights

November 20, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on Phoebe's Detention Room:

Judge rejects Hobby Lobby’s case against ObamaCare contraceptive coverage rule

Published November 19, 2012
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY –  A federal judge Monday rejected Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.’s request to block part of the federal health care overhaul that requires the arts and craft supply company to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after and week-after birth control pills.

In a 28-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton denied a request by Hobby Lobby to prevent the government from enforcing portions of the health care law mandating insurance coverage for contraceptives the company’s Christian owners consider objectionable.

The Oklahoma City-based company and a sister company, Mardel Inc., sued the government in September, claiming the mandate violates the owners’ religious beliefs. The owners contend the morning-after and week-after birth control pills are tantamount to abortion because they can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in a woman’s womb. They also object to…

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Beasts of Burden

November 20, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on Be Sure You're RIGHT, Then Go Ahead:

“Who would have thought that it would fall to us, some of us in our so-called declining years (unless 60 is the new 40) to rescue the Republic?  In our lifetimes, we have had the war in Vietnam, and the Reagan revival, and now we find the left has been tunneling under us all along.  Last Tuesday, the platform we thought was solid collapsed as if its underpinnings had been eaten by termites, which they had.” — Greg Richards via The American Thinker

It didn’t take long, did it?  The next four years of misrule by Hussein Obama have yet to begin and already Israel is under attack, unions have killed off the once indestructible Twinkie, and tens of thousands of American workers who miraculously still hold jobs are facing cutbacks and layoffs due to the looming implementation of Obamacare.  Forward!

We tried to warn the ignorant SOB’s (aka the…

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A United Nations Gun Control Treaty will Supersede Our Second Amendment Rights

November 19, 2012 1 comment

Originally posted on Voting American:

After the Japanese decimated our fleet in Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941, They could have sent their troop ships and carriers directly to California To finish what they started. The prediction from our Chief of Staff was we would not be able to stop a
Massive invasion until they reached the Mississippi River. So, why did they not invade? After the war, the remaining Japanese generals and admirals were asked that question. Their answer……They know that almost every home had guns and the Americans knew how to use them..
The world’s largest army…. America’s hunters! I had never thought about this….A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and Arrived at a striking conclusion:
There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin .. Allow me to restate that number. Over the last several months, Wisconsin ‘s hunters became the eighth…

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Recommend Reading…Gavin De Becker Books.

November 18, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on I'm training for life:

One thing we are always reminded at any of the B.T.S. courses I attend, is to always Trust your Instinct and Intuition. I am recommending two books by Gavin De Becker that were recommended to me through my colleagues in PDR / S.P.E.A.R. These books are very significant to everyone, no matter what your background. 

“The Gift Of Fear” 

I have only good things to say about this book. I have read it over and over again. Gavin De Becker is renowned in the U.S.A. as the leading expert on violent behaviour. His clients include Hollywood stars and Government agencies.

Reading this book will shatter any misconceptions, that a lot of violent acts are unpredictable. It offers specific ways to protect yourself and your loved ones. It explains

  • How to act when you’re approached by a stranger.
  • When you should fear someone close to you.
  • Learning to spot the…

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Belgium Will Become an Islamic State | Gatestone Institute

November 18, 2012 Comments off

…The rise of the Islam Party comes amid a burgeoning Muslim population in the Belgian capital. Muslims now make up one-quarter of the population of Brussels, according to a book recently published by the Catholic University of Leuven, the top Dutch-language university in Belgium.

In real terms, the number of Muslims in Brussels — where half of the number of Muslims in Belgium currently live — has reached 300,000, which means that the self-styled “Capital of Europe” is now the most Islamic city in Europe...  via Gatestone Institute.

Your birth certificate is your debt certificate | You Tube posts

November 18, 2012 3 comments

GE Note: I have heard this meme (birth certificates as proxy certificate for collateralized chattel) for many years and, frankly, do not follow it closely.  It is worth considering, worth investigating further… please comment back if know or believe one way or the other. GE.

and here…

Uploaded on Oct 17, 2010

Here’s where the treason and subversion begins. At our innocent birth. We are ALL born into slavery. I don’t care if you’re Bill Gates, or the corner bum. If you were registered at birth and were given a birth certificate- you are human chattel to whatever state you were born, and to the UNited States, Inc. Read more…

MONEY: Imagine that your car insurance was tied to your job?

November 18, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on Reinke Faces Life:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/retirement-plan-shift-is-creating-a-generation-of-workers-unable-to-retire.html

Retirement Plan Shift Is Creating a Generation of Workers Unable to Retire
CBS MoneyWatchBy Steve Vernon | CBS MoneyWatch – Fri, Nov 9, 2012 3:55 PM EST

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We can no longer afford to ignore the long-term consequences of short-term thinking about our retirement programs.

Yahoo! Finance/Thinkstock – We can no longer afford to ignore the long-term consequences of short-term thinking about our retirement programs.

Large U.S. employers continue to eliminate traditional pension plans that pay retired workers a monthly lifetime pension in favor of defined contribution and hybrid plans that offer lump-sum payments at retirement, according to a recent survey HR consulting firm Towers Watson.

Among Fortune 1000 companies, only 11 percent still offer a traditional pension plan to newly hired salaried workers, down from 14 percent in 2011 and continuing a long slide from 90 percent in 1985. Conversely, in 1985 only 10 percent…

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Guess what they’re NOT cutting in the Fiscal Cliff | Simon Black

November 18, 2012 Comments off

… I’ve spent days analyzing the bill… and frankly, it’s a joke. You can read the 200+ pages yourself if you like, but here are the important points–

As we’ve discussed before, US government spending falls into three categories.

1. Discretionary spending is what we normally think of as ‘government.’ It funds everything from the military to Homeland Security to the national parks.

2. Mandatory spending covers all the major entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.

Then there’s (3.) interest on the debt, which is so large they had to make it a special category.

The latter two categories are spent automatically, just like your mortgage payment that gets sucked out of the bank account before you have a chance to spend it. The only thing Congress has a say over is Discretionary Spending. Hence the name.

But here’s the problem– the US fiscal situation is so untenable that the government fails to collect enough tax revenue to cover mandatory spending and debt interest. In Fiscal Year 2011, for example, the US government spent $176 billion MORE on debt interest and mandatory spending than they generated in tax revenue.

In Fiscal Year 2012, which just ended 6 weeks ago, that shortfall increased to $251 billion. This means that they could cut the ENTIRE discretionary budget and still be in the hole by $251 billion.

This is why the Fiscal Cliff is irrelevant. The automatic cuts that are going to take place don’t even begin to address the actual problem; they’re cutting $110 billion from the discretionary budget… yet only $16.9 billion from the mandatory budget.

Given that the entire problem is with mandatory spending, slashing the discretionary budget is pointless. It’s as if the US economy is a speeding train heading towards a ravine at 200 mph, and the conductors are arguing about whether they should slow down to 150 or 175.

Oh, and there’s just one more problem…  go here

DHS Hides Records of Failed $1 Bil System from Congress | Judicial Watch

November 18, 2012 2 comments

In an apparent effort to cover up a potential scandal, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has for months refused to provide congressional leaders with records related to a failed program that was quietly nixed after the agency blew $1 billion on it.

The faulty “life-saving” technology, known as BioWatch, was supposed to detect biological attacks. However, it’s never come close to meeting its goal of accurately detecting pathogens that cause anthrax, tularemia, smallpox, plague and other deadly diseases. Instead it is well known for false alarms and other glitches. In short, it’s turned out to be a worthless money pit for U.S. taxpayers… via Judicial Watch.

Daily Video 11/18

November 18, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on YouViewed/Editorial:

Pat Condell On Israel And The UN

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Too Funny

November 17, 2012 2 comments

THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take? [Full Movie]

November 17, 2012 2 comments

It’s all here: New World Order, Tesla, Icke, Griffen, Rothschilds, Monsanto, aliens, UFO, illuminati, RFID, FEMA camps,The Fed, the elite … A little rambling, a little unfocused, but worth a watch and your consideration… especially for the newly awoken. GE.

November 17, 2012 Comments off

The Grey Enigma:

Add your thoughts here… (optional)

Originally posted on Fellowship of the Minds:

Friends and Patriots,

It’s major duct tape time ’cause you’ll need it to keep your head from exploding.

Are you ready for this?

Here we go….

There is now compelling and undeniable evidence that MAJOR vote fraud had been perpetrated in the November 2012 Election. See FOTM’s posts chronicling the extensive pervasive fraud by going to our “2012 Election” page below our FOTM masthead, and click on those post linkscolored dark green.

But our screaming and hollering are to no avail. No one is listening to us. Not even the Republican Party.

Here’s why….

The Republican Party made an agreement 30 years ago with the Democrat Party NOT to ensure voting integrity and NOT to pursue suspected vote fraud.

Yes. You read it correctly.

In fact, legally the GOP cannot ensure voting integrity, nor can it prevent vote fraud.

Here’s the astounding reason, which is kept from the American…

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US guns sales soar after Barack Obama’s re-election

November 17, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on :

By Nick Allen(Telegraph.co.uk) – Owners of guns have been stocking up because they are concerned about a potential tightening of regulations on assault weapons in the president’s second term.

In October the number of background checks on people applying to buy guns, an indicator of future sales, increased by 18.4 per cent.

There was a similar jump when President Obama was first elected in 2008. A total of 12.7 million background checks were carried out that year, up from 11.2 million the year before, and the number has been rising since then.

Continue Reading at: Telegraph.co.uk

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Daily Quote 11/17

November 17, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on YouViewed/Editorial:

P J O’Rourke

” Government does not cause affluence. Citizens of totalitarian countries have plenty of government and nothing of anything else. “

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First Shots in the New War on Guns

November 16, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on Libertarian Hippie:

Gun-control advocates commonly say they just want “sensible gun laws” that will “keep guns out of the wrong hands.” Yet none of their ideas ever work. That’s not just hyperbole: an intensive study of U.S. gun-control laws by the Centers for Disease Control found that they had done nothing — zip, zero, nada — to reduce crime.

That doesn’t stop the gun-control crowd from pushing for more gun laws — usually right after some tragic and highly publicized event involving a deranged shooter. They will walk over dead bodies to push their agenda.

 

via First Shots in the New War on Guns The Future of Freedom Foundation.

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Democratic Tax Delusions

November 16, 2012 Comments off

Originally posted on YouViewed/Editorial:

 

  ” One of the most dangerous myths that has infected the current debate over the direction of tax policy is the oft repeated claim that the tax increases under President Bill Clinton led to the boom of the 1990s.  In their Wall Street Journal Op-Ed last Friday, for example, Clinton campaign manager James Carville and Democratic pollster and Clinton advisor Stanley Greenberg write the increase in the top tax rate to 39.6% “produced the one period of shared prosperity in this past era (since 1980).”

While this myth is now a central part of liberal Democratic folklore, it is contradicted by the political disaster and poor economic results that followed the tax increase.  The real lesson of the Clinton Presidency is the way back to prosperity lies not through increased taxes on “the rich,” but through tax and…

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Chris Duane: Be A Blessing To Your Fellow Man, Not A Burden | Silver For The People

November 16, 2012 2 comments

Chris Duane – Be A Blessing To Your Fellow Man, Not A Burden « Silver For The People – The Blog“…Just like we are presented with the illusion of choice every four years, we’re also given various movements that appear to be supporting real change but in reality are supporting the status quo. Therefore, real successionism [sic] starts with the individual… ” via Silver For The People

U.S. workers endure ‘lost decade’ of declining wages | McClatchy

November 15, 2012 3 comments

WASHINGTON — The nation’s high unemployment rate captures the headlines with each monthly jobs report, yet many Americans may be surprised to learn that real earnings, when   adjusted for inflation, have declined across most industries and sectors since the Great Recession. Since 2002, in fact, it’s effectively been a lost decade for workers.

Equally troubling, real wages are now about the same level as they were in December 2005. Put another way, wages have clawed back from the Great Recession only to the level of seven years ago…

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