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Mercenarius de facto; the hounds leashed by the machine

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What is missing is that puff of fresh, oxygenated air to permeate the mass

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***This information was not penned by myself. I received a request from a reader to consider placing this viewpoint as another approach in analyzing the OWS Movement. As one can see, this is more than a comment and poses serious analytical consideration.***

I’ve noticed a very worrisome trend in the ongoing “Occupy <X>” movement taking place in the major metropolitan centers. I’m not the first to point out the participation of military veterans such as Veterans for Peace, Oath Keepers, and Iraq Veterans Against the War in the various protests. For the right side of the political spectrum, it is easy to dismiss them as seditious turncoats. Given what passes for the current state of lawful authority, such an opinion may not be unreasonable in the eyes of the right wingers. Meanwhile the left side of the political spectrum continues to eye such participation warily since the veterans represent mercenarius de facto; the hounds leashed by the machine. Again, such an observation may not be without merit. It is not for these reasons, however valid they may be, that I believe such participation by veterans are harbingers of a political paradigm shift. More

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Occupy Wall Street – Why I Must Be Stupid.

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Apparently there are so many smart people out there that I’m blessed by my ignorance. The whole “non-demand demands” of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) just confuses the heck out of me. I’m thinking “What do OWS folks stand for?”, but the best I can come up with before the Union Co-Op and Prezzie support group started was here.   Let’s just take a look one-by-one:

Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “Free trade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.

Awesome! Everyone will have more fiat money to purchase fiat imported goods which will in turn support Amerika! Oh. Not so much. Let’s move on to the next.

Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors. More

Gold Star States – 18 and Counting.

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States With "Gold Stars"

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How the "Real ID" Plan is laid out.


Several individuals have “questioned” if my former blog was actually “real” in which I stated that other states were requiring a Gold Star and encouraged individuals to research their state Drivers License laws. Someone actually had the audacity to send the information that Indiana already had this so I should “…just be quiet and understand that when you renew you will have to participate.”

Just lay back and take it huh?

Wondering who is behind this program? Some little “concerned group” – nope:

CSDL

President

Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

2007Present (4 years)

Senior Investigator

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20012006 (5 years)

Senior Policy Advisor & Investigator

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary

Nonprofit Organization Management industry

20012006 (5 years)

Sr. Policy Advisor & Investigator

House Judiciary Committee

Nonprofit Organization Management industry
20012006 (5 years)

For a better background on this and the “Interpol” connection, try this blog from 2010.

On Facial-Recognition Tech in 30 States, CSDL and INTERPOL

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star – DHS Knows Who You Are!

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There is a new component to the Connecticut and Florida Drivers Licenses – the much touted “Gold Star” two-tiered program which is partially Federally Funded, but all Federally Mandated. Starting October 3rd, residents of Connecticut will be required to provide as many as 6 forms of Identification to get this specially marked State ID (PDF). (No that xerox you took of your face does not count!)

There is an opt out, but it comes with an increasingly steep price:

DMV Commissioner Melody A. Currey said that without the gold star travelers will likely face greater scrutiny at airports and when entering federal buildings. Currey said the DMV is rolling out the new program now because Connecticut is on a six-year license renewal cycle and everyone needs to have a new license before 2017, when the federal regulations go into effect.

“This is a federally mandated program to improve security,” Currey said. “We live next door to New York City and after what happened there I think we need to assure our residents that we are doing everything we can to properly identify people.”

I find this humorous. What type of additional scrutiny are we talking about here? Already passengers  enjoy the “after dinner foreplay” without the obligatory 3 course cheap buffet to get into an airport, what’s next – a cavity search because we won’t wear carry the Federally Funded and Mandated yellow star? More

The 9-9-9 Can of Whoop Ass

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Considering Candidate Herman Cain just unleashed a 9-9-9 can of whoop-ass on Romney and Perry by winning the Florida Straw poll, I began to think “Alright. What exactly is the plan?”. I’ve joked with other political unsavory folks recently over the morning cuppa’ Joe at a local diner – the only thing I can think of is that 9+9+9 = 27 and when you add 2+7, well you get 9. Most just give me the “look” and move on to cattle futures, but I get a few questions as well.

“What exactly are you making fun of?”, “Why spout your mouth off when ya’ can’t even describe what he’s trying to say?” or “Yep”. I get the latter a lot because most of my buddies realize that it doesn’t mean much out here in the middle of nowhere. But what if it did? So working up my nerve I headed on over to find out what exactly Mr. Cain has been trying to relate to the voting public.

A 9% business flat tax. Gross income less all investments, all purchases from other businesses, and all dividends paid to shareholders. More

Death of A Small Business – Big Dairy Wins Again.

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The great thing about “banning” food items is the ease in which it is completed these days. For instance:

Raw-milk dairy closes as costs rise

But the owners of Greenwood Farms, Holly and Steve Atkinson, say their numbers just weren’t working. The equipment, chemical and labor costs of producing raw milk were simply too high, despite growing demand from consumers willing to pay $10 or more a gallon.

Because there is no “Free Market” competition as a result of  huge milk subsidies, the smaller producer is pushed out. In this case by their own responsible choice to protect the safety of their customers. Don’t forget the “barrier to entry” that exists to even start-up a small dairy.

To survive financially, Atkinson said, the farm would have to scale up — and that would come only at the expense of safety.

“We would’ve had to double the number of cows and work 80 hours a week,” she said. “If we had grown the dairy to where we could make a profit, I don’t think we could’ve produced safe raw milk because once you get that big, you get into the factory mentality.”

If the artificial dairy market was not boosted by $74.1 Million last year  through governmental interference, having to compete with small dairies would force Agri-dairy to be more responsible.

For more information on “the dairy world” from a really great site, visit johnbuntingsjournal.

Good-bye Greenwood Farms.

The Republican “Fair and Balanced” Debate

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“Outrage!” shouts one friend. “Amazing!” shouts another. Nope. Just the Business of selling us the President as usual.

Lives In The Balance

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I’ve been waiting for something to happen
For a week or a month or a year
With the blood in the ink of the headline
and the sound of the crowd in my ear
You might ask what it takes to remember
When you know that you’ve seen it before
Where a government lies to her people
And a country is drifting to war More

Crudely Made Dramatization – And YOUR Chance to Make It Real!

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Permission requested for TBRPS. Ask before you borrow.

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A clever reader forwarded information this morning taken directly from this Website:

To build the largest election sign in U.S.

The sign, which will be over 80 feet long will read ” RON PAUL 2012 .” Each 8 foot tall letter will be cut out of plywood and painted with a reflective white paint.  When complete, the sign will be similar in style to the famous HOLLYWOOD sign.

The sign will be located in a field next to a busy stretch of I-44 highway outside Carthage, MO.  This stretch of highway has over 40,000 travellers per day.  The goal of the sign is to attract attention from local, regional and national media outlets which will report on the efforts of the grassroots Ron Paul support. This project will be done in conjunction with Southwest Missouri and Springfield Mo meetup groups.  When this project is successful, it will serve as a blue print for other meetup groups and we could see these giant signs all over the country! We have the volunteers and tools to make this project happen, but we need help with funding for some of the materials.  Please consider supporting this project by donating using the link on the right hand side of this page.

What a brilliant idea! Ron Paul supporters “Get It”. More

Job Growth, Educational Opportunities, Stimulate The Economy – In Egypt?

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$16 Muffin and $8.25 Coffee

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I truly tried to come up with a better commentary once I read this tidbit from the U.S. Trade and Aid Monitor report, but alas even my satire does not top this blurb:

The expansion of community-college systems nationwide could improve students’ career options while supporting economic growth, according to the Obama Administration. Consequently, the federal government is exploring the possibility of financing such a modernization project—not in the United States, but in Egypt. More

First they came for the (insert X)… (UPDATE)

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Update

It appears that Senator Winters has decided to assist in arbitration between Kentucky and this Amish Group.

Sen. Winters trying to help find safety compromise

First District Sen. Ken Winters is hoping to help in a Graves County dispute over requiring Amish residents to display a florescent triangle on buggies contrary to their religious beliefs.

He said Amish residents have provided a photo sample to him of reflective tape that could be placed on buggies that would alert drivers to a slow-moving vehicle ahead that would not be objectionable.

“They show the kind of reflective tape they are using all around the exterior of the vehicle,” Winters said. “After dark, and I would be reluctant to be out after dark but, the reflective tape probably would be a better alternative. It is going to reflect headlights. We’re going to be taking a look at it to see if there is anything we could do.” More

Predator Drones Now “Routine” For CONUS

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Predator drones do routine domestic duty

Once-secret hardware now helps fight fires, surveys damage from floods and inspects dams and levees.

Most days, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer David Gasho sends three unmanned spy planes into the skies over the rugged Sonora Desert to hunt for drug smugglers crossing into southern Arizona from Mexico.But in mid-June, as the largest wildfire in Arizona history raged, Gasho sent one of the Predator B drones soaring over residential neighborhoods in search of another threat — rogue brush fires. Working from an air-conditioned trailer, his crew aimed an airborne infrared camera through thick smoke and spotted a smoldering blaze. More

Baby Bumpergate Buffoonery

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"Use a Bumper - Go for Bail"

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In a move unexpected, Chicago has stepped up to the plate to rescue Northern Illinois infants from their uneducated Parents. In bold buffoonery, the Council decided to outlaw – Crib Bumpers.

Chicago today became the first city in the country to ban the sale of crib bumper pads because the popular products pose a suffocation risk to babies. More

New World Order and Obama’s “Blessing” on Taliban HQ

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Oh my – somebody decided to rant on Friday: Karl Denninger of Market-Ticker:

There is persistent chatter about a Greek default over the weekend, which Greece denied, but the denier refused to be named.  If it’s not true, then put your damned name on the statement or be considered what you are – liars.  Greece failed to place their short-term bill rollover.  That’s a declaration by the market that even for short-term paper the market has utterly lost confidence in Greece and the Euro.

Germany’s DAX market relative to the United States just hit a five year low today.
We are doing the same thing right here in the United States with Obama’s demands for “more stimulus” with no way to pay for it, games being run by banks suppressing price discovery and hiding losses on mortgages engendered by nine trillion in residential property value loss, the asset-stripping that was performed on the citizens of Jefferson County Alabama and more.  Not one damn thing has been done to fix the underlying problems and nobody has gone to jail for these acts.

You cannot solve a debt crisis with more debt any more than you can fix a drunk with a case of whiskey.  Yet that is exactly what we’ve tried to do both in the United States and internationally.  The end point of that process here is exactly the same as it is there.  You’re getting a preview America, and if you think that a 20% sell-off in the stock market is what we get when it happens here, you’re wrong.  Try a 90% loss on for size followed by the utter failure of every pension fund and insurance company that has sold annuities – including yours.
EVERY ONE OF THE POLITICIANS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE – ALL OF THEM WITHOUT EXCEPTION – HAVE LIED, CHEATED AND STOLE FROM YOU TO PROTECT A GANG THAT HAS REPEATEDLY ABUSED LEVERAGE TO ROB YOU BLIND.  NOW THE PONZI SCHEME IS COLLAPSING AS WE ARE OUT OF SUCKERS – GLOBALLY – WITH WHICH TO PERPETUATE IT.

Watch for French Banks to finish up their Heebie Jeebies today – apparently it is their turn to take the blame (must be on a revolving program in the EU to “take one for the Gipper”: European markets dragged down by French banks

European markets plunged Monday amid continuing concerns that Greece might default on its loans and Moody’s Investors Service might downgrade a number of French banks.

Of course the little “nuclear accident” that the MSM is screaming about this morning in Southern France ought to distract from the fact that while NATO is still knocking off people who work for the Taliban over in the “bad” Muslim countries, they are happily applying their blessing to Qatar’s new Taliban Headquarters.

Today it was reported that Barack Obama gave the Taliban his blessing to open their first political offices in Qatar.

The Gulf state is believed to have agreed to let the group have a base after Washington decided that it should be located away from the influence of Pakistan.

The good news? This is planned before Christmas! Oh wonderful – I am most sure that the Muslim Taliban cannot wait to open what is under their Christmas Tree wrapped in a big blood-red bow painted by the loss of NATO and United States Soldiers over the last decade. Wonder what “The One” will put in their Stockings? Don’t spoil the surprise, maybe more heat seeking missiles?

I have an idea. Let’s set up a Headquarters for the entire Planetary Political Party in a place that can be “away from the influence” of the insane New World Order that is being perpetuated. We’ll just sent them all up on the supply rockets that are headed on up to the International Space Station.  Oh. That wouldn’t work out so well now would it with the only access to the ISS blowing up twice recently.

I was inspired this morning by this image.

Better to die on your feet than live forever on your knees

How ironic.

As long as Socialism is being slowly implemented in this Nation through the current Presidential Actions, my point of inspiration comes from the story of Dolores Ibarruri and the Communist Party Uprising in Spain.

Now where did we put those unused Space Shuttles? I hear they can hold at least 535 well packed Politicians in the Cargo Hold.

 

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The 50 MPH Taser Equipped Elephant of Montgomery County, Texas

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Available in Taser, Video, 37mm or 40mm grenade launchers, or a meaty single shot or multiple shot 12 gauge shotgun. The final variety is for military use only and they don’t tell us what sorts of ballistics toys they get to pick from.

(The above information is directly taken from the article “Tased From Above

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When I was a potty mouthed little rug-rat in Primary School, we had this raunchy poem we would recite:

“Birdy, Birdy in the sky,

Let a poopy in my eye.

Birdy, Birdy I won’t cry,

I’m just glad that Elephants don’t fly!”

All a twitter (which meant something completely different back in my youth), we’d run off laughing at ourselves.

Years pass. We might marry, see our wee ones grow into something amazing and wonder what the next generation will achieve. Lately I’ve been more concerned with what burdens and lack of Freedom they will inherit. It is obvious that something is standing in our collective “room with a view” which is being completely ignored. Something dark, large and ominous. Whether it be the rioting Citizens of many Nations fed up with the obvious overreaching governmental control or the slow slide into complete societal control by “unknown” forces, there is an unseen “Elephant of Doom” hovering about.

As discussed before, drones are the ultimate “no-knock warrant”. This was my opinion six months ago. Eight months ago, I discussed the possibility that drones would begin their active usage in CONUS  – again – I was quite soundly chastised for my concern.

We are now in these few short months facing (or ignoring depending upon mindset) the fact that in Texas – home of the supposed Republican Party front-runner Perry (Tea Party front-runner?!)- drones are being deployed that will be equipped with a Taser XREP, Video and possibly more extreme weaponry for use against – American Citizens who reside in Montgomery County, Texas.  According to this article:

The ShadowHawk comes in four different flavors with different options for outfitting. Both turbine or piston engines are available and guidance systems include laser pointers, range finders, illuminators, CCD TV optics and a FLIR infrared camera. Take off, flying and landing can be fully automated or pilot assist, semi-autonomous. The military and law enforcement can opt to add an XREP taser, 37mm or 40mm grenade launchers or a meaty single shot or multiple shot 12 gauge shotgun. The final variety is for military use only and they don’t tell us what sorts of ballistics toys they get to pick from.

Wow! This situation kind of reminds of a passage I was required to read in order to have the appropriate “education”:

Outside, even through the shut window-pane, the world looked cold. Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper into spirals, and though the sun was shining and the sky a harsh blue, there seemed to be no colour in anything, except the posters that were plastered everywhere. The blackmoustachio’d face gazed down from every commanding corner. There was one on the house-front immediately opposite. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption said, while the dark eyes looked deep into Winston’s own. Down at streetlevel another poster, torn at one corner, flapped fitfully in the wind, alternately covering and uncovering the single word INGSOC. In the far distance a helicopter skimmed down between the roofs, hovered for an instant like a bluebottle, and darted away again with a curving flight. It was the police patrol, snooping into people’s windows. The patrols did not matter, however. Only the Thought Police mattered.

Of course I am most probably mistaken. In our current society there is no Propaganda plastered on the Main Stream Media, revisionist economic news is never “revised” and transparency is always in force!

However if the Vanguard visits your County – well – one might want to duck.

Federal Eradication Management Agency : Screw You Tornado Victims

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In yet another show of dirty handed politicking – the Federal Eradication Management Agency (FEMA) who is supposed to assist United States Citizens after an Emergency just presented their nether parts for Tornado Victims to lick. The politically correct title set forward is”

FEMA, to pay for Irene damage, delays funds for rebuilding in tornado-ravaged areas

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is temporarily suspending some payments to rebuild roads, schools and other structures destroyed during spring tornadoes in Joplin, Mo., and Southern states and other recent natural disasters to pay for damage caused by Hurricane Irene.

With initial damage assessments from the storm potentially in the tens of billions of dollars, the Obama administration will need to request supplemental funding from Congress, possibly provoking another fight over federal spending as a new congressional “supercommittee” prepares to identify trillions of dollars in government spending cuts.

In reality that headline should say “Oh by the way Alabama and Missouri – f*ck you. You just don’t have enough votes to be important enough for our Agency to help you.” As Presidential Candidate Ron Paul pointed out (although he used much nicer terms), FEMA is full of cronies that want nothing more than to rip your head off and shit down your neck. Only thing left of your home a pile of rubble with a few cinder blocks where your basement used to be? DENIED.

Citizens have been the driving force of clean up in Joplin – not FEMA. Because they realize FEMA is pretty for a few days then retreats on high to tell “us” to make sure we “Get A Kit” (but not too many matches or flashlights ’cause you’d have to be reported as a possible terrorist). There is no money left people – none. If Helicopter Ben decides to ease into us a bit more through QE3 (thereby driving us from inflation to hyper-inflation) we’re even more screwed. However I betcha’ that’ll be the excuse from the screaming masses on the East Coast in this instance. “We nneeeeddd mmooonnneeeyy”.

Why?

Votes ya’ fools. Alabama and Missouri have a combined population of about 12 million Souls. That’s nothing compared to the votes that will roll in from the much over hyped Irene on the East Coast. New York alone has 19 Million legal votes and they ain’t likely to be looking to any RINO in 2012.   .Gov cannot have Wall Street, Casinos or Unions out of action because who else will buy into the “Hope it Changes” rhetoric?

As MSNBC says “Lean Forward” – it might hurt a bit less if you relax too.

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