Sunday, December 27, 2009

Naked Passengers Prevent Bombings

Airports worldwide tightened security a day after the passenger tried to detonate a device that contained a high explosive on a flight into Detroit. After that attack, passengers have had to contend with extra pat-downs before boarding, staying in their seats without blankets or pillows for the last hour of the flight and more bomb-sniffing dogs.
~Fox News

What a bunch of malarkey -- why stop with the last hour of flight? Heck, why not just strip passengers naked and shackle them to their seats? Look, dudes, every stop-gap measure you implement is going to be circumvented by a terrorist ...
To which Seneca adds:
Yes, that is the eventual way to make us all "safe from everything" - just line us all up against the wall and shoot us becasue that's the the most "sustainable" thing for the earth.

Oh, and one last thing .. This incident too, is all George Bush's fault.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Anti-Reality Is Everywhere

There are dreamers who are making dreams come true

Taking time to teach the children there’s nothing they can’t do.

Giving shelter to the homeless giving hope to those without.

Isn’t that what this land’s all about.

Randy Travis Point Of Light lyrics

Humm.... I wonder what Ayn Rand would say about this. Maybe she would write up a book and title it "Atlas Shrugged". But wait ....... She already has done exactly that.

Not to put to fine a point on things, Randy, is it exactly teach[ing] the children there’s nothing they can’t do, that is ruining not only the children of the nation, but is ruining the nation itself.

Want to know why the American youth think themselves entitled? How can they NOT think this, when they have been infected with such anti-reality treacle such as this.

When I was young I was never exposed to his kind of pap, and therefore I know that there are a host of things that I can never do. For example, play ball like Michael Jordan. Indeed, Mr Jordan  - as a kindness to me - told me so himself when he told me my ass was too fat and legs to short and my character defective in atheletic drive.

So then, what the children really need to be taught is that "NO, you cannot be all you can be",  and that contrary to the high sounding bromides of the minstrel, there ARE things that they cannot do.

"Life is Tough -Get A Helmet" is what they need to be told. They should also be told that not everybody has the same capabilities, skills, or aptitudes, or luck, and THAT is the reality of things.

As for the last line about "Giving shelter to the homeless giving hope to those without", I demur for now, but those that have followed the line of thought in these many articles may already know what anti-societal impact that giving based on need can lead to, and indeed in their minds thay may hear the faint echoes of another anti-reality author when he said;
From each according to his ability, to each according to his need

God help us. And those that know and understand what God really may be, know that God will indeed help us.

Economic Sleight of Hand

Economy grows 2.2 percent in third quarter (Reuters) 12/22/09
Yeah, Like Duh - and the money supply only grew by 68%. This means that the economy did not grow in real terms and instead that it declined.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Socialism in Early America

The Great Thanksgiving Hoax by Richard J. Marbury

Each year at this time school children all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating. It is also very deceiving.

This official story is nothing like what really happened.. It is a fairy tale, a whitewashed and sanitized collection of half-truths, which divert attention away from Thanksgiving's real meaning.

The official story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620-21. This first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard-working and tenacious, and they learn new farming techniques from the Indians. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The Pilgrims hold a celebration, and give thanks to God. They are grateful for the wonderful new abundant land He has given them. The official story then has the Pilgrims living more or less happily ever after, each year repeating the first Thanksgiving. Other early colonies also have hard times at first, but they soon prosper and adopt the annual tradition of giving thanks for this prosperous new land called America .

The problem with this official story is that the harvest of 1621 was not bountiful, nor were the colonists hard-working or tenacious. 1621 was a famine year and many of the colonists were lazy thieves. In his History of Plymouth Plantation, the governor of the colony, William Bradford, reported that the colonists went hungry for years, because they refused to work in the fields. They preferred instead to steal food. He says the colony was riddled with "corruption," and with "confusion and discontent." The crops were small because "much was stolen both by night and day, before it became scarce eatable." In the harvest feasts of 1621 and 1622, "all had their hungry bellies filled," but only briefly. The prevailing condition during those years was not the abundance the official story claims; it was famine and death.

The first "Thanksgiving" was not so much a celebration as it was the last meal of condemned men. But in subsequent years something changes. The harvest of 1623 was different. Suddenly, "instead of famine now God gave them plenty," Bradford wrote, "and the face of things was changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many, for which they blessed God." Thereafter, he wrote, "any general want or famine hath not been amongst them since to this day." In fact, in 1624, so much food was produced that the colonists were able to begin exporting corn.

What happened?

After the poor harvest of 1622, writes Bradford, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop." They began to question their form of economic organization. This had required that "all profits & benefits that are got by trade, working, fishing, or any other means" were to be placed in the common stock of the colony, and that, "all such persons as are of this colony, are to have their meat, drink, apparel, and all provisions out of the common stock." A person was to put into the common stock all he could, and take out only what he needed. This "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" was an early form of socialism, and it is why the Pilgrims were starving. Bradford writes that "young men that are most able and fit for labor and service" complained about being forced to "spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children."

Also, "the strong, or man of parts, had no more in division of victuals and clothes, than he that was weak." So the young and strong refused to work, and the total amount of food produced was never adequate. To rectify this situation, in 1623 Bradford abolished socialism. He gave each household a parcel of land and told them they could keep what they produced, or trade it away as they saw fit. In other words, he replaced socialism with a free market, and that was the end of famines.

Many early groups of colonists set up socialist states, all with the same terrible results. At Jamestown , established in 1607, out of every shipload of settlers that arrived, less than half would survive their first 12 months in America . Most of the work was being done by only one-fifth of the men, the other four-fifths choosing to be parasites. In the winter of 1609-10, called "The Starving Time," the population fell from 500 to 60.

Then the Jamestown colony was converted to a free market, and the results were every bit as dramatic as those at Plymouth. In 1614, Colony Secretary Ralph Hamor wrote that after the switch there was "plenty of food, which every man by his own industry may easily and doth procure." He said that when the socialist system had prevailed, "we reaped not so much corn from the labors of thirty men as three men have done for themselves now."

Before these free markets were established, the colonists had nothing for which to be thankful. They were in the same situation as Ethiopians are today, and for the same reasons. But after free markets were established, the resulting abundance was so dramatic that the annual Thanksgiving celebrations became common throughout the colonies, and in 1863, Thanksgiving became a national holiday.

Thus the real reason for Thanksgiving, deleted from the official story, is: Socialism does not work; the one and only source of abundance is free markets, and we thank God we live in a country where we can have them.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

On Hyphenated Americans

History, again dictates that when certain moralities are LEGISLATED, and the culture is hyphenated [P.C. again] ... the adverse and resulting divisiveness leads to bitter resentments.
~ R. Griffin USN Retired, Lexington USA

Uhhh .. Ya Want Fries With That?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

So You Want World Government??

Want to see a taste of what will happen when you get your wish of a World Government?

More government means less freedom, more control, more potential for abuse. It’s all about freedom!! Maybe the underclass will wake up and see that handouts lead to slavery.

Always remember, the master that feeds you gets to chain you.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Man Asks "Why is it that Homosexuals are So Queer"


The activists' goal is to show that California's marriage amendment, known as Proposition 8 and passed by 52 percent of voters in November 2008, was designed to create "discriminatory animus" toward homosexuals, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Duh! Of course it is. That's what politics is all about, creating discriminatory animus toward your opponents, and liberal and gay activists do it better than anyone. Do you think that the activists who disrupted a Catholic Mass were motivated by non-discriminatory good-will?
The dirty little secret object of politics is to discriminate those ideas and parties you disagree with from those you agree with, and to stir up dislike, even animus, toward the other. At least that is the politics of liberals generally, and they overdo it much to their discredit, but then again sadly, much to the advancement of their queer and destructive causes.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Big Company Crap

And you all thought that government run health care was gonna be a snap. Here is an example of how bad it gets when something is run by a PRIVATE company with a profit incentive. Just think what it will be like when you take the profit incentive away.

Post found on an message board:

PointyClawedRaptorDecember 4, 2009

So many other companies can install software easily off the net. You guys choose some install system that is unintuitive and that simply doesn't work - fails without error.  For **** sake, just give us an exe file to download !

fedupandcrazy3876December 5, 2009

Did not find this helpful - GD I agree with linus VP. Just let me download it. Your freaking product is not so special that I have to use some special computer busting manager. How about a link to let me just get the box software cause your online process is so freaking lame.  And Duh... how about checking my computer for the download manager compatibility BEFORE you process my credit card and take my money??


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Just the Numbers

Climategate Czar Beheaded

Czar Update

John Holdren – Science Czar
Chapter 26

Late last month, the email system from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit, one of the worlds leading climate research facilities, was breeched, exposing what may be the largest scientific fraud in history. The emails detail a concerted effort to hide, conceal, alter and destroy the scientific evidence contradicting their global warming fundamentalism. Al Gore must now be kicking himself for “inventing” the Internet.

A key player in this email scandal is Obama's radical Science Czar John Holdren. As detailed in Chapter 26 of SHADOW GOVERNMENT, John Holdren is a left wing radical with a decades long history of peddling the catastrophe du jour to advance his big government, anti-capitalist agenda.

On November 24, 2009, The Canada Free Press reported that Holdren was prominently featured in the thousands of the hacked emails. Congressional Republicans, led by Congressman Darryl Issa (R-CA) have started investigating these climate scientists whose emails suggest they tried to stifle global warming dissent.

~ From National Republican Trust - Author of Shadow Government, which details the connections and backgrounds of Obama's Czars.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Dangers of Anesthesia

ni⋅hil⋅ism  /ˈnaɪəˌlɪzəm, ˈni-/


1. total rejection of established laws and institutions.

2. anarchy, terrorism, or other revolutionary activity.

3. total and absolute destructiveness, esp. toward the world at large and including oneself: the power-mad nihilism that marked Hitler's last years.

4. Philosophy.

a. an extreme form of skepticism: the denial of all real existence or the possibility of an objective basis for truth.

b. nothingness or nonexistence.

5. (sometimes initial capital letter) the principles of a Russian revolutionary group, active in the latter half of the 19th century, holding that existing social and political institutions must be destroyed in order to clear the way for a new state of society and employing extreme measures, including terrorism and assassination.

6. a. annihilation of the self, or the individual consciousness, esp. as an aspect of mystical experience.

b. nothingness or nonexistence.

In 1972, when I was a high school student, I could not understand why my english teacher was having us read works of this genre.

Deny the existence of reality????  What a load of crap.  Unfortunately, what I now realize is that I was being shown one of the drugs that would be used to anesthetize the American youth. What a stupid concept, I thought. Little did I realize that an entire culture would later embrace the mantras of "nothingness" , and  "I am nothing"  and "I do not exist"  and "There is no truth".

As if that is not sad enough on its own, the ugly little truth is that this is exactly the thinking that allows a society to take the position that they will not take any position at all, and thus is it that it allows foreign elements to quickly infect it and bring about its death. Not to put too fine a point on things, a society that will not stand FOR anything, will not stand AGAINST anything, and will be exterminated by those that do.

Make no mistake, my friends, those of Islam do not subscribe to the drivel of nihilism. Whether you like it or not, they do stand FOR something -  your destruction.

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It is About Time - Swiss Take Steps to Stop Miranets

From a National Review Blogger Nov 30, 2009 ( A Line in the Air)

"The Swiss have just taken the significant step of banning the building of minarets. Right across the continent of Europe this ban is sure to have important repercussions.

Some will say that here is evidence of racism and xenophobia, while others will hold that the Swiss are people who believe in their historic identity, and Muslims who wish to live in Switzerland will have to respect it.

The ban follows quite a bit of contention which started when the king of Saudi Arabia bought a house on the shore of Lake Geneva. Launching a building program without first obtaining the requisite permits, he was obliged to stop and pull down extensions. Geneva already had a mosque, and when the Saudis wanted to build another one, the city fathers replied that permission would be granted only when the Saudis reciprocated by allowing the building of a church in Saudi Arabia. ...."
More at the link above, but this is a step in the right direction. When one reads the article one will find that, contrary to the PC crowd, the citizens voted for this restriction. It is about time that nation states understand that the thing that makes them unique nations states is their internal culture, and that to the extent one keeps the internal culture so too is kept the State.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Worth a Listen

Some Food For Thought

I got this in the other day - folks can check out as they see fit. Here is the Snopes link.

Subject: Professor Wichman E-mail

Claim: A Michigan professor sent an e-mail telling Muslim students to leave the country.


The story begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering professor  named Indrek Wichman.  Wichman sent an e-mail to the Muslim Student's Association. The e-mail was in response to the students' protest of the Danish cartoons that portrayed the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist. The group had complained the cartoons were 'hate speech'.

Enter Professor Wichman. In his e-mail, he said the following:

Dear Moslem Association,

As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intend to protest your protest.

I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheadings of civilians,cowardly attacks on public buildings, suicide murders, murders of Catholic priests(the latest in Turkey), burnings of Christian churches, the continued persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims, the rapes of Scandinavian girls and women (called 'whores' in your culture), the murder of film directors in Holland, and the rioting and looting in Paris, France.

This is what offends me, a soft-spoken person and academic, and many, many of my colleagues. I counsel you dissatisfied, aggressive, brutal, and uncivilized slave-trading Moslems to be very aware of this as you proceed with your infantile 'protests.'If you do not like the values of the West - see the 1st Amendment - you are free to leave. I hope for God's sake that most of you choose that option.

Please return to your ancestral homelands and build them up yourselves instead of troubling Americans.

I. S. Wichman
Professor of Mechanical Engineering


As you can imagine, the Muslim group at the university didn't like this too well. They're demanding that Wichman be reprimanded and the university impose mandatory diversity training for faculty and mandate a seminar on hate and discrimination for all freshmen.

Now the local chapter of CAIR has jumped into the fray. CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, apparently doesn't believe that the good professor had the right to express his opinion.

For its part, the university is standing its ground in support of Professor Wichman,  saying the e-mail was private, and they don't intend to publicly condemn his remarks.

This political correctness crap is getting old and killing us.