Latest Articles: Opinions/Editorials
Be sure to vote – Ha!
Post Date: 2018-09-25 07:14:05 by Deckard
Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War
Post Date: 2018-09-21 07:23:16 by CZ82
Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War October 7, 1993 John R. MacArthur Contents Introductory Remarks by David Theroux John R. MacArthur Questions and Answers Introduction David Theroux President, The Independent Institute: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. My name is David Theroux, I am the president of The Independent Institute, and I am delighted to welcome you to our Independent Policy Forum program today. As many of you know, the Institute regularly sponsors programs featuring outstanding experts to address major social, economic, and foreign policy issues, especially as they may relate to important new books. And, today is certainly no exception. For ...
Three Cheers for Price Gouging During Hurricane Florence
Post Date: 2018-09-21 05:37:13 by Deckard
Its called supply and demand.Officials in states hit by Hurricane Florence are on the lookout for "price gouging." People who engage in "excessive pricing" face up to 30 days jail time, said North Carolina's attorney general. South Carolina passed a "Price Gouging During Emergency" law that imposes a $1,000 fine per violation. "Gouging" is an issue during every disaster because when supplies are short, some merchants raise prices. These are "bad people," said Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi angrily during a previous storm. Bad people? I thought Republicans were the party that believed the market determines prices. ...
Are Social Media Companies Banning Because Of What Happens In "Real World"? (Face to Face, not online)
Post Date: 2018-09-20 20:11:08 by Hondo68
The fourth nail in the social media coffin of Alex Jones came when Twitter forever banned the Infowars founder and host. But it is why Twitter suspended Jones that we should pay attention to, because it affects every one of us. Are social media companies banning users because of what they do in "real world" situations and not because of abuse of their platforms? Lets give it a Reality Check.
Poster Comment:So if you say something to someone at the grocery store, you can be be banned from Twitter for not being politically correct? I'm boycotting Trump tweets! Jack Patrick Dorsey is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who is co-founder and CEO of ...
We Need to Stop Scapegoating Third-Party Voters
Post Date: 2018-09-20 09:11:35 by Deckard
No political party is entitled to anyones voteMinutes after the news broke that Donald Trump had pulled off an astonishing upset in the 2016 presidential election, some Hillary Clinton supporters took to social media to publicly lambaste those who supported Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson.Many of them channeled their anger into tweets and Facebook posts that called out third-party voters for their alleged complicity in Trumps rise to power, while others set their sights on prominent public figures who voted for Stein or Johnson. One of those figures was actress and progressive activist Susan Sarandon, who endorsed Bernie Sanders in ...
The Uglification of America
Post Date: 2018-09-19 07:29:19 by Deckard
Whenever I go out and about, to restaurants, stores, or any other place with substantial numbers of people, I am increasingly mortified by what I see. Im not talking about the overt lack of civility, or the buried heads in smart phones. Im referring to how the vast majority of Americans look nowadays. When I graduated from high school in 1974, in a large class, I can recall exactly one girl who might have been considered fat. There were perhaps 2 or 3 overweight boys. In other words, the fat kids were statistically insignificant. When I drive by my local high school now, I see nothing but fat and obese teenagers. The situation has flipped completely, so ...
This reminds of the liberal take over of the democrat party
Post Date: 2018-09-15 17:44:59 by Justified
I have been thinking that the democrat party is dramaticly changing again. It happen in the 60's and now its happening again. Has anyone else notice the radical changes? Could this be the end of the democrat party as a dominate party? Have the Regressives pushed to far for the last time and could we see a major change in voting blocks? Could we get a party in near future that is right of the GOP that is actually viable?
Delusions of the Social Justice Warrior Gang
Post Date: 2018-09-14 20:54:42 by Deckard
Main tenets of the social warrior:RACISM. Its true, there are racist people. But so what? If theyre not killing, lynching, or dragging people behind pickup trucks, what is the problem? People have an absolute right to be idiots, narrow-minded, hateful, racist, and sexistso long as such prejudices and irrational fear are not acted upon in a violent way against others. The SJW clan believes racism should be eradicatedat least the racism of white malesbut this is in stark contrast to reality and human nature. People are naturally suspicious and fearful of the people outside of the tribe, especially if they look and act different. SJW cultural pseudo-Marxist ...
Trump’s Wars and the Threat to Free Speech
Post Date: 2018-09-14 20:46:46 by Deckard
It looks like Trump will plunge us into war, either in Iran or Syria, and possibly both with the truly frightening prospect of Russia and the US going up against each other. I remember Bush the Elders first war in Iraq. I recall my coworkers all of a sudden morphing into little war zealots overnight, demanding I show the flag and support for our troops. During the second rape of Iraq it was simply remarkable watching the televised talking heads condemning those of us opposed to that illegal and criminal war. Bill OReilly of Fox News told us to shut up. All of a sudden practicing the First Amendment was considered traitorous behavior (unless you worked ...
Serena Williams’ U.S. Open Tantrum Reflects Society’s Wider Problems
Post Date: 2018-09-14 20:05:36 by Deckard
There was nothing serene about Serena Williams at this years U.S. Open, with her on-court tantrum taking the spotlight away from the winner, Naomi Osaka. But the incident also should shine a spotlight on the wider problems it reflects namely, political correctness and the growing contempt for rules. For those unacquainted with the story, Williams coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, violated the code of conduct by using hand signals to coach his player from the seating area during Saturday's women's final. Williams received only a warning for this but she wouldnt let it go. Becoming irrational, she demanded an apology from the chair umpire, Carlos Ramos. She ...
What I DonÂ’t Like About Life in Post-9/11 America
Post Date: 2018-09-11 11:07:15 by Deckard
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.―Edward Abbey, American author Life in a post-9/11 America increasingly feels like an endless free fall down a rabbit hole into a terrifying, dystopian alternative reality in which the citizenry has no rights, the government is no friend to freedom, and everything we ever knew and loved about the values and principles that once made this country great has been turned on its head. Weve walked a strange and harrowing road since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties. We have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative ...
Nazisplaining Made Easy
Post Date: 2018-09-07 22:27:20 by Deckard
n a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on court nominees last year, California Senator Dianne Feinstein, 85, went on record that there isnt any good in Nazism. Still, millennials and such should know that it does stand for something. Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei is the National Socialist German Workers Party, whose objective was Nationalsozialismus, National Socialism. Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek (18991992) had seen this storm cloud coming for some time. The socialist policy of Germany was generally held up by progressives as an example to be imitated, Hayek wrote in 1944 in The Road to Serfdom. He noted that while ...
Anonymous Tell-Alls in The New York Times Are More of a Threat to the Republic Than Trump
Post Date: 2018-09-07 06:30:53 by Deckard
The president may well be unprincipled, ignorant, and awful, but he was elected fair and square.The New York Times has just taken what it calls the "rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay" by a "a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us." Why the secrecy and urgency? "We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers." The author, we're told, would lose his (her?) job if he/she went public. Please. An identifiable, high-level person quitting on principle might actually command respect and change some minds. But venting that the president is an idiot and ...
If You Don’t Hate the Government You’re Not Paying Attention
Post Date: 2018-09-06 05:48:14 by Deckard
Imagine a store that makes its customers miserable. This interior is ugly and uncomfortable. At best the staff is indifferent and slow; at worst rude and incompetent. You pay sky-high prices for inferior goods. Often you pay full price yet leave the place empty-handed. You dont have to be a marketing expert to guess what would happen to such an establishment. It would go out of business. It wouldnt be all that surprising if a mob of ripped-off consumers burned the place down. Ive just described the U.S. government. You interact with government many times each day. How many of those encounters are positive? Close to zero. Lets look at the single-most common connection ...
Criminalizing Childhood: School Safety Measures Aren’t Making the Schools Any Safer
Post Date: 2018-09-05 05:43:10 by Deckard
Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning. From metal detectors to drug tests, from increased policing to all-seeing electronic surveillance, the public schools of the twenty-first century reflect a society that has become fixated on crime, security and violence.Investigative journalist Annette Fuentes It used to be that if you talked back to a teacher, or played a prank on a classmate, or just failed to do your homework, you might find yourself in detention or doing an extra writing assignment ...
SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: 'KILL WHITEY' Exclusive: Barbara Simpson blasts liberals who think it's 'racist' to acknowledge genocide
Post Date: 2018-09-03 10:23:23 by IbJensen
Is it any surprise that, because Donald Trump criticized the new land reform policy of South Africa, hes being called a racist? Its just another example of the fact that Trump can do no right in the eyes of the left even when, in this case, he is speaking out against a policy that essentially calls for the eradication/killing of white farmers in that beleaguered country, as well as the state confiscating their land. When Trump learned of the proposed plan endorsed by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, he tweeted that he has directed Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the ...
What Would It Take to “Win” the Drug War?
Post Date: 2018-09-01 20:17:38 by Deckard
After decades of warfare, the federal drug war has become a predictable cycle. Drug dealer, drug gang, or drug user busted. DEA agents celebrate the bust. Newspaper reporters laud the DEA. Defendants prosecuted, convicted, and sent to jail. And then? Then, the cycle repeats itself. Drug dealer, drug gang, or drug user busted. DEA agents celebrate the bust. Newspaper reporters laud the DEA. Defendants prosecuted, convicted, and sent to jail. And again and again and again. Month after month. Year after year. Decade after decade. The cycle never stops. Normally when one wages a war, he strives for victory. But no one ever defines what victory in the drug war would look like. The feds ...
What Speed Limits Aren’t . . . But Should Be
Post Date: 2018-08-31 08:24:27 by Deckard
The main problem with speed limits is theyre not. In a legal sense yes. You are not legally allowed to drive faster than whatever the number on the sign is. But as a speed limit, the concept is idiotic. Airplanes have speed limits. If you operate beyond the limits of the airframe, the plane will begin to physically disintegrate, stall or some other catastrophic thing. These are speed limits which must be obeyed for actual safety as opposed to keeping oneself safe from the predations of armed government workers (who will themselves speed in order to catch you in order to ticket you proving that speeding isnt unsafe, merely ...
The Second Amendment's Authors Would Hate Today's Military
Post Date: 2018-08-31 06:53:01 by Deckard
08/28/2018Ryan McMakenThe phrase "pro-gun, pro-military" is used by some conservatives to describe themselves, as if the two go together seamlessly. For example, activist and political candidate Erin Cruz states she is both "Pro Second Amendment" and "Pro Military" in her promotional materials. Another Republican candidate, Gregory Duckworth, advertises that he advances "pro-gun and pro-military initiatives." And last year, Donald Trump, Jr. as part of a controversy over Keurig coffee pulling its advertising from Sean Hannity's show denounced Keurig and endorsed Black Rifle Coffee, which is advertised as a company with a ...
Donald Trump Is A Puppet Of The International Banking Cabal
Post Date: 2018-08-30 12:55:11 by Deckard
(Charles E Carlson) A most critical fact about President Donald Trump is that he is an invention of the International Bankers Cabal (IBC) that owns and controls the Federal Reserve System. The IBC is the faceless structure that creates the FED dollars necessary to finance the private wars which, like most of his predecessors, President Trump is inciting with every passing day. The IBC also influences the major international news media. These brewing wars are enveloping our current youngest adult generation, the Millennials, much as WWII dominated the lives of the so-called Greatest Generation. President Trump is more completely controlled by the IBC than any ...
8 Things You Need To Know But Probably Don’t (“The system cannot be fixed by the system.” )
Post Date: 2018-08-30 12:38:59 by Deckard
It is of the first order of importance to remember this: the system cannot be fixed by the system. It can only be fixed by the resistance of healthy, reasonable, imaginative, knowledgeable, compassionate and non-violent individuals. It can only be fixed by people who have re-conditioned their cultural conditioning, un-matrixed the Matrix, ninjaneered their statist indoctrination, and unwashed their political brainwash. All of this despite uncomfortable cognitive dissonance, myopic tribal affiliation, and blind nationalism. In short: the system can only be fixed by people who have dared to take a leap of courage outside the box of the system itself, and then ...
Vigilantes with a Badge: Warrior Cops Endanger Our Lives and Freedoms
Post Date: 2018-08-29 09:01:44 by Deckard
There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century I have known a lot of good cops, I have defended a lot of good cops, and I have been fortunate to call a number of good cops friends. So when I say that warrior copshyped up on their own authority and the power of the badgehave not made America any safer or freer, I am not disrespecting any of the fine, decent, lawful police officers who take seriously their oath of office to serve and protect their fellow ...
Adolph and the Free Sh*t Model
Post Date: 2018-08-23 09:41:47 by Deckard
I really dont like invoking Adolph, and I dont like swear words, especially in headlines. But today Im hard pressed to avoid either, and so Ill just go with it. I cant avoid Adolph because he said something more clearly than anyone else Im able to quote. Heres the passage:I have not come into this world to make men better, but to make use of their weaknesses. And thats precisely what he did. Its also what Google, Facebook, and other free sh*t providers are doing. They are amassing power by using human weaknesses
and the bosses know it quite well. The Foundation of the Problem A friend recently sent me an ...
How To Get Rid Of Paranoid Conspiracy Theorists
Post Date: 2018-08-22 06:53:38 by Deckard
Medium by Caitlin JohnstoneAre you as sick and tired as I am of all those tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy nutters who express skepticism whenever the kind and beneficent US intelligence agencies bestow us with urgent information about a new country in need of regime change? Do you want to get rid of that kooky fringe 74 percent of Americans who believe in a Deep State which controls the elected government?Well youre in luck, bucko! I happen to have compiled right here a list of six simple steps that our compassionate government and fearless media can take to rid America of these looney toon paranoid conspiracy theorists once and for all: 1. Stop ...
Protectionism Abroad and Socialism at Home
Post Date: 2018-08-21 09:25:54 by Deckard
One of the most insidious ways politicians expand government is by creating new programs to solve problems created by politicians. For example, government interference in health care increased health care costs, making it difficult or even impossible for many to obtain affordable, quality care. The effects of these prior interventions were used to justify Obamacare. Now, the failures of Obamacare are being used to justify further government intervention in health care. This does not just include the renewed push for socialized medicine. It also includes supporting new laws mandating price transparency. The lack of transparency in health care pricing is a direct result of ...
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