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Is Voluntary Socialism (“From Each, To Each”) Compatible With Libertarianism?
Post Date: 2019-01-02 10:20:23 by Deckard
Yes. This already occurs. All of these organizations live by the Marxist notion of from each according to his abilty, to each according to his need. But, they do so on a voluntary basis, so they are all in accord with libertarianism: nunnery, convent, kibbutz, commune, collective, syndicalists, cooperatives, monastery, abbey, priory, friary, religious community; family. In all of these cases, people live by the philosophy of from each, according to his ability, to each according to his need. Since this is done, at least ideally, on a voluntary basis, yes, voluntary socialism of this sort is indeed compatible with libertarianism. However, socialism is also defined as ...
How a president shapes the public character
Post Date: 2019-01-02 08:05:56 by IbJensen
The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December. The departures of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, the appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president's thoughtless claim that America has long been a "sucker" in world affairs all defined his presidency down. It is well known that Donald Trump was not my choice for the Republican presidential nomination. After he became the nominee, I hoped his campaign would refrain from resentment and name-calling. It did not. When he won the election, I hoped he would rise to the occasion. His early appointments of Rex ...
What Anarchism Means To Me
Post Date: 2019-01-01 10:17:29 by Deckard
Anarchism is my declaration of peace with you. It is a repudiation of the use of coercive power to achieve my own ends, or to abet the domination of any man by his fellows, or over his fellows. It is a renunciation of the use and support of structures that function to create discord and disparity among men and between nations, and peddle mayhem and mischief under the aegis of security and protection, and carnage as an acceptable cost -- not of survival, but of satiety. Anarchism is my declaration of independence from corrupt and debauched systems which institutionalize the dominance and submission of the mind and conscience, pillaging the property of the peaceful and raping the human ...
TV chef in hot water after Â‘horsesh-tÂ’ Chinese food diss
Post Date: 2018-12-29 11:22:53 by IbJensen
Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern has been axed from prime time on the Travel Channel amid the controversy over his assertion that Chinese food in the Midwest is being served in horses - - t restaurants. The celebrity chefs Bizarre Foods juggernaut franchise and sister show, The Zimmern List, have been bumped by network owner Discovery, Inc. into a graveyard rotation slot on Saturday mornings to run their course, Page Six has confirmed. Filming has stopped on both shows midseason, sources tell us, and is not expected to continue further. The move comes after the James Beard Award-winning chef offended the Asian- American community ...
Endless War Has Been Normalized And Everyone Is Crazy
Post Date: 2018-12-26 06:55:37 by Deckard
Since I last wrote about the bipartisan shrieking, hysterical reaction to Trumps planned military withdrawal from Syria the other day, it hasnt gotten better, its gotten worse. Im having a hard time even picking out individual bits of the collective freakout from the political/media class to point at, because doing so would diminish the frenetic white noise of the paranoid, conspiratorial, fearmongering establishment reaction to the possibility of a few thousands troops being pulled back from a territory they were illegally occupying.Endless war and military expansionism has become so normalized in establishment thought that even a slight scale-down is treated as ...
Kurt Russell Drops Massive Truth Bomb About Gun Control
Post Date: 2018-12-22 10:29:21 by IbJensen
'If you think gun control is going to change the terrorists point of view, I think youre, like, out of your mind.' In a recent interview for Hollywood Elsewhere, Kurt Russell shut down a reporters argument in favor of gun control. The conversation started out civil enough, focusing on Russells performance in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film The Hateful Eight, but things took a turn when reporter Jeffery Wells described guns as a metaphor that disenfranchised white guys need
[to] feel good about themselves. If you think gun control is going to change the terrorists point of view, I think youre, like, out ...
Politics doesn't improve your life
Post Date: 2018-12-18 07:40:09 by Deckard
Occasionally Im asked what I write about. Its a hard question to answer. Some would say I write about politics, but this isnt quite right. I dont care about politics. I want to encourage people to grow beyond politics; to find better ways.Politics seems to be the art of making mountains out of molehills. By art I mean in the sense you might call pickpocketing an art; not like the Mona Lisa.Politics is do unto others before they do unto you.Life is needlessly complicated when you believe you need to control other people, since theyll believe they should control you, too. Youll probably both take the short-cut of electing someone to ...
Vox: Change the Constitution so Ocasio-Cortez Can Run for President!
Post Date: 2018-12-14 09:04:19 by IbJensen
President Donald Trump is personally responsible for a wave of mental instability across the American left that will be beyond the healing reach of even the most experienced psychiatrists. Trump Derangement Syndrome is seen regularly on cable news, Capitol Hill, and even, if you believe recent stories, on mental health couches from sea to shining sea. (Although we suspect most of those couches are located rather closer to the sea than the center). And it has most definitely infected Voxs Matthew Yglesias, who wrote an entire 1,200-word column this week about how we should change the U.S. Constitution so that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the biggest star in the Democratic ...
IT MAY BE TIME TO QUIT THINKING!
Post Date: 2018-12-12 13:28:58 by IbJensen
I was thinking; If only 11 million people have Obama-Care, how will 24 million people die if it is repealed? Will an additional 13 million people be randomly shot, poisoned, or spayed? If Donald Trump deleted all of his emails, wiped his server with Bleach bit (Like Hillary) and destroyed all of his phones with a hammer, would the Mainstream Media suddenly lose all interest in the story and declare him innocent. (Like Hillary) If women do the same job for less money, why do companies hire men to do the same job for more money? If you rob a bank in a Sanctuary City, is it illegal or is it just an Undocumented Withdrawal? Each ISIS attack now is a reaction to Trump policies, but all ...
To a Nation of Snowflakes, Christmas Has Become Another Trigger Word
Post Date: 2018-12-12 05:51:05 by Deckard
This Christmas season finds us a rather bewildered human race. We have neither peace within nor peace without. Everywhere paralyzing fears harrow people by day and haunt them by night. Our world is sick with war; everywhere we turn we see its ominous possibilities. And yet, my friends, the Christmas hope for peace and goodwill toward all men can no longer be dismissed as a kind of pious dream of some utopian. If we dont have goodwill toward men in this world, we will destroy ourselves by the misuse of our own instruments and our own power. Martin Luther King, Jr., A Christmas Sermon on Peace To a nation of snowflakes, Christmas has become yet another ...
Martin Armstrong: The 2020 Presidential Election Will Be The Most Violent In American History
Post Date: 2018-12-06 08:26:56 by IbJensen
Authored by Martin Armstrong via ArmstrongEconomics.com, QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; Thanks to you I am paying closer attention to what people are saying in politics these days. It seems to be that this was not a Blue Wave they were waging but a Blue War. It is very disturbing to see the hatred is still brewing against anyone who just wants to be left alone. Is this the foundation for the rising civil unrest that turns to a civil war? ANSWER: Unfortunately, YES! It is really very bad. The CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers actually said that all white women who voted for Donald Trump are racist! She then added that there were those who felt they had to select Trump because Hillary Clinton ...
Sayonara, 'America First'! We Hardly Knew Ye!
Post Date: 2018-12-01 20:01:35 by Hondo68
President Donald Trumps cancellation of his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Buenos Aires G20 is another sign of the now almost certain demise of his declared America First agenda and perhaps of his presidency. Supposedly decided in response to a Ukraine-Russia naval incident in the Kerch Strait, dumping the meeting is universally and correctly seen as a response to the guilty plea of his former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, to lying to Congress (notice that James Clapper isnt forced to plead to his perjury before the Senate) and Cohens disclosure of Trumps fruitless business dealings in Russia. Keep in ...
10 Reasons The Death Penalty Should Be Legal
Post Date: 2018-11-29 11:12:51 by IbJensen
Should the death penalty be legal? To listen to some people in favor of the abolition of the death penalty or organizations such as Amnesty International the United States, by executing criminals, stands alongside such countries as China and Saudi Arabia in its barbarity. Many countries in the world, including most of Europe have rescinded their death penalties. The decision to do so is often lauded as the choice of a rational, modern, mature and humane society There was a time, in living memory, when there was a moratorium on executions in the United States (see below) but the death penalty was reinstated in 36 states. Recent problems with botched executions including a 2014 execution ...
American’t: From Midterms to End Times
Post Date: 2018-11-20 07:00:44 by A K A Stone
Truly great disasters come like a thief in the night. How many foresaw Romes sacking in 410 A.D., her collapse 66 years later, WWI or WWII? As for today, how many see that the United States is at what some call a tipping point, what others may call a Fourth Turning? Whatever you call it, the American republic is in its last days. This is too scary for many to contemplate, but theres something far scarier: playing ostrich and not being prepared for things to come. The so-called Left, ever violent since its French Revolution birth and as power hungry as ever, wholly controls the culture: the media, mainstream and social; academia; and entertainment. This means it controls ...
The Only Regime Change that Is Needed Is in Washington
Post Date: 2018-11-19 15:39:00 by Hondo68
Secretary Pompeo officiates the Swearing-In Ceremony for Ambassador James F. Jeffrey. Image credit: U.S. Department of State/ flickr) One of the things to look forward to in the upcoming holiday season is the special treats that one is allowed to sample. Fruitcake and nuts are Thanksgiving and Christmas favorites. They usually come in tins or special packages but it seems that this season some of the nuts have escaped and have fled to obtain sanctuary from the Trump Administration.Currently, there is certainly a wide range of nuts available on display in the West Wing. There is the delicate but hairy Bolton, which has recently received the coveted Defender of Israel award, and ...
HereÂ’s Why the NRA is Silent After Cops Killed a Legally Armed Black Man for Stopping a Mass Shooting
Post Date: 2018-11-15 10:06:55 by Deckard
Robbins, IL As TFTP reported on Tuesday, early Sunday morning, a tragedy took place in Illinois after a hero security guard stopped what was quickly becoming a deadly mass shooting, only to be shot by police moments later. Jemel Roberson, 26, was working security at Mannys Blue Room Sunday morning when his heroism got him killed. He had a permit to carry the legal gun, used it properly to stop a crime, was killed for his pro-Second Amendment actionsby policeand the NRA is dead silent. The incident began after multiple individuals were asked to leave the bar for being unruly. Witnesses say all the men left and then returned and one came back in with a gun opening ...
Post Date: 2018-11-14 14:08:01 by Justified
Google "Nationalism" and then DuckDuckGo "Nationalism" and see the difference. GOOGLE Dictionary na·tion·al·ism /ÈnaSH(Y)nYÌlizYm/ noun noun: nationalism patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts. synonyms: patriotism, patriotic sentiment, flag-waving, xenophobia, chauvinism, jingoism "their extreme nationalism was frightening" an extreme form of this, especially marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries. plural noun: nationalisms advocacy of political independence for a particular country. DDG nationalism (nshÈY-nY-l-zÌYm, nshÈnY-)► n. Devotion to the interests or culture ...
Judge Nap: Whitaker Not 'Legally Qualified' to Be Acting Attorney General
Post Date: 2018-11-08 22:30:45 by nolu chan
Judge Nap: Whitaker Not 'Legally Qualified' to Be Acting Attorney General Trump chose Whitaker to replace Sessions. Fox News Insider Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox & Friends November 8, 2018 at 12:04 p.m. Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano appeared on "Fox & Friends" Thursday to explain why President Trump's pick for acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions' resignation is professionally but not legally qualified for the role. Following Sessions' abrupt resignation on Wednesday, President Trump tweeted that Matthew Whitaker, chief of staff to Sessions, will become the acting attorney general. Whitaker, according to ...
It's Time for Congress to Acknowledge the Collapse of Pot Prohibition
Post Date: 2018-11-08 06:25:39 by Deckard
Two-thirds of the states have now legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use.Tuesday's election results show that pot prohibition is continuing to crumble across the country. The number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana rose from nine to 10, and the number allowing medical use rose from 31 to 33. The former group now includes Michigan, the first state in the Midwest to allow recreational use, and the latter group now includes Missouri and Utah. Counting Oklahoma, where voters approved medical marijuana in June, three red states have taken that step this year. These races were not close. Legalization won in Michigan by nearly 12 points, while the medical ...
Vote Harder! Your Masters Approve
Post Date: 2018-11-06 08:39:21 by Deckard
Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything. Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. H.L. Mencken There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.-- Robert Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Looking forward to the campaign litter of the violence brokers choking the arterials to be cleared after the Helots choose their new masters in November. -BB Voting is a primary tool for tyrants, they need the blame shifted from themselves to the willing accomplices in ...
Dear America, If Voting Made Any Real Difference, They Wouldn’t Let Us Do It
Post Date: 2018-11-06 06:16:45 by Deckard
It’s election time again and that means that roughly 40 percent of eligible voters will rush to the polls to vote for the lesser of two evils who they think will implement their political will for the benefit of the citizenry. Politicians will be waving signs on street corners as Americans line up in elementary schools across the country to cast their vote—for freedom, or something like that.
So, get out there and cast your ballot for your favorite politician, or don’t.
Even if you vote, or not, and your party wins, or not, the police state will continue. Constantly voting for the lesser of two evils has manifested into an inevitable cycle in which the government gets more powerful ...
Movie Review: Bohemian Rhapsody
Post Date: 2018-11-02 07:32:26 by Deckard
Bohemian Rhapsodya movie that recounts the life of the late Queen singer Freddie Mercury, who's played by Rami Malekis pretty wonderful in several ways, but it's also a museum of ancient biopic clichés. For example, in an early scene we see the young Freddie-to-be, an immigrant kid from Zanzibar named Farrokh Bulsara, at his parents' London home, where he lives. You've met these parents before. Dad (Ace Bhatti) is an old-world kind of guy who disapproves of this rock & roll music his son is so into, and the late-night life it engenders. However, Freddie's mom (Meneka Das) is an optimist. When her young nightcrawler says he's going "out ...
Freeper :When civil war comes, propagandists like Lemon will be legitimate military targets.
Post Date: 2018-11-01 09:51:27 by A K A Stone
When civil war comes, propagandists like Lemon will be legitimate military targets. Just like Julius Streicher was in WWII.
How Stupidity Is Manufactured
Post Date: 2018-10-31 09:39:16 by Deckard
Yes, manufactured. Its done all day, every day, and especially in the most advanced parts of the world. And I can prove it to you. Please look at this diagram and tell me which of the lines on the right side, A, B, or C, is the same length as the line on the left. That isnt too hard, is it? A is obviously shorter and B is obviously longer. The answer is C. This diagram was part of an experiment run back in 1951 by a psychologist named Solomon Asch. And as you might expect, when people were asked to identify the same-length line in a neutral setting, more than 99% did it correctly. But then, Asch had the study participants surrounded by actors who maintained that either A or B ...
1987 Again . . . for a Moment
Post Date: 2018-10-30 09:22:11 by Deckard
Yesterday, I had an encounter with an armed government worker on a motorcycle, running a speed trap. And running laser, which is kryptonite to even the best radar detector because you get no warning. If the detector detects laser, you are already detected. Which is just what happened to me. Bingo! You win. I was on my way to the coffee shop where I go to work almost every day in part to get my divorced/recluse-inclined self out of the house and in part because Im better able to work in that environment, where cats arent crawling all over me, importuning me scratch their backs or give them something to eat
times five of them. I love them, but ...
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