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    If the neoliberal ruling classes expect to keep the American masses worked up into a white-eyed hysteria over “fascism” until November 2020, they’re going to need to get some better Nazis. The current Nazis are just not going to cut it. They are neither scary nor Nazi enough. OK, the militia ones look kind of...
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    Perhaps when referring to a permitted protest, he meant a protest, for which a license had been issued, as opposed to a protest which would be allowed.

    I took his comment to mean the local gov’t issued a piece of paper to allow the protest to proceed. The alternate assumption, that the protest was allowed to occur without some piece of paper is just as bad as who, prey tell, is allowing things to happen. Either way, some agent is involved.

    It would appear that the plain meaning of the words in the Constitution and Bill Of Rights are slowly being redefined until black is white and night is day. The average person asks permission from gov’t to live. It’s supposed to be the other way around. We, the people, are to tell our employees, the gov’t, what we want and not have them preach to us using propaganda to achieve their goals.

  • @Parsnipitous
    I like your scheme, but this is not (yet) the late Roman Empire, I'm afraid.

    You are, of course, correct; it is not the late Roman Empire, but it is the late US Empire.

    When the US Dollar goes to its intrinsic value very soon, only then will the average person realize that they’ve been living in an unsustainable environment with ‘leaders’ as dumb as a stump or Trump.

    Once the economy crumbles and, due to the Grand Solar Minimum, food becomes an issue either in the US or abroad, then the primitive instincts will kick in all around the world. The anti weaponry leftists will discover that gov’t isn’t going to protect them because it can’t protect them because it doesn’t want to protect them and good riddance to them.

    Load up on precious metals including the most precious metal of all – lead.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  • @Anon
    Or so-called counter-protests could be outlawed in the same space and on the same day as protests, being that counter-protests are an inherent attempt to silence free speech and are observably used to instigate violence in protests that would have otherwise been peaceful. The death at Charlottesville would not have occurred without the counter-protest.

    The ability to counter-protest during a permitted protest works against the Rights of freedom of assembly, free speech, and whatever else constitutionally supports protest Rights. It fundamentally infringes on and endangers that gamut of Rights.

    No one has the right to gather with intent to incite violence or suppress speech. If their intent is to counter-protest, there is no reason that can not be done on a differing date or in a different place. Allowing counter-protesting in the same space as a protest is an inherently oppressive and dangerous mechanism on a number of levels.

    The fact that you can actually use the term ‘permitted protest’ and ‘freedom of speech’ in the same sentence tells me a lot about where you’re coming from. If one needs a permit to express their speech, then how is it free? How is the concept of a permit to assemble not violating the Constitution? Where are ‘free speech zones’ mentioned in the Constitution?

    I’m of the opinion that sooner or later the factions will exchange blows as the general direction of the country is down hill and accelerating. Might as well get it over with in a fashion that demonstrates the stupidity of the participants on both sides. The very idea of a ‘left’ and a ‘right’ means the powers that shouldn’t be have won and the fanatics on the extremes are just serving their masters.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    Perhaps when referring to a permitted protest, he meant a protest, for which a license had been issued, as opposed to a protest which would be allowed.
  • Friday, President Donald Trump met in New Jersey with his national security advisers and envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is negotiating with the Taliban to bring about peace, and a U.S. withdrawal from America's longest war. U.S. troops have been fighting in Afghanistan since 2001, in a war that has cost 2,400 American lives. Following the...
  • When you ask?

    When the US economy crumbles and the US Dollar turns to toilet paper.

    And this coming depression will be much worse than the last one because this time the entire world will kick the US’s corpse. It’s like a whole town shooting, stabbing and bludgeoning the town bully when they finally have the opportunity.

  • The Israeli media reported yesterday that the Jewish State is “actively pushing Palestinian emigration from Gaza.” A senior Israeli official confirmed that Jerusalem is looking for other countries to take in Gazans. Times of Israel reported that “Israel is actively promoting the emigration of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, and is working to find other...
  • The US Constitution guarantees freedom of religion.

    I keep looking for a place that has freedom from religion.

  • If the neoliberal ruling classes expect to keep the American masses worked up into a white-eyed hysteria over “fascism” until November 2020, they’re going to need to get some better Nazis. The current Nazis are just not going to cut it. They are neither scary nor Nazi enough. OK, the militia ones look kind of...
  • When the Proud Boys and Antifa are scheduled to meet, the police should be there to hand out fully loaded pistols to the combatants along with a warning that the first shot fired is likely to trigger others to fire indiscriminately and could lead to large loss of life. Further, as the groups head for a confrontation, those in the lead should consider that their fellow travelers behind them just need to fire a shot into the air for those in the front line on both sides to fall like flies to a hail of bullets.

    For each pistol handed out, the police should get a signed waiver receipt acknowledging that the antagonists are about to embark on a dangerous mission.

    With the preliminaries out of the way and everyone armed, the show could begin. Let’s see if they have the balls they pretend to have if the stakes are raised.

    The first such encounter that leads to deaths or injuries will help eliminate future such nonsensical events and rid the planet of a few people with shit for brains.

    • Replies: @Anon
    Or so-called counter-protests could be outlawed in the same space and on the same day as protests, being that counter-protests are an inherent attempt to silence free speech and are observably used to instigate violence in protests that would have otherwise been peaceful. The death at Charlottesville would not have occurred without the counter-protest.

    The ability to counter-protest during a permitted protest works against the Rights of freedom of assembly, free speech, and whatever else constitutionally supports protest Rights. It fundamentally infringes on and endangers that gamut of Rights.

    No one has the right to gather with intent to incite violence or suppress speech. If their intent is to counter-protest, there is no reason that can not be done on a differing date or in a different place. Allowing counter-protesting in the same space as a protest is an inherently oppressive and dangerous mechanism on a number of levels.

    , @Parsnipitous
    I like your scheme, but this is not (yet) the late Roman Empire, I'm afraid.
  • It is astonishing to observe some Americans twisting themselves into pretzels so they can continue to make excuses to explain the bizarre behavior of President Donald Trump on the world stage. The line most commonly heard is that he has “kept us out of new wars.” The reality is somewhat different. He has kept us...
  • It’s not President Trump that needs impeaching, it’s the entire Federal Government that should be excised from the planet.

    It’s the system, not any particular individual that’s the real problem. It’s the concentration of power and the usurpation of control by unelected bureaucrats commonly referred to as the ‘deep state’ that threatens the entire world.

    “The way to get rid of corruption in high places is to get rid of high places.” – Frank Chodorov

    Get rid of Trump and a new moron will take his place. We need to get rid of the Nancy Pelosi’s and the Chuck Shumer’s along with the monstrosities like the NSA, CIA, Air Force, Army, Raytheon, etc so the people of the 50 states can separately decide on how they want to proceed. It is the monopoly of the Fed Gov that’s the real problem not any particular pinhead.

  • Following Jeffery Epstein’s alleged suicide last week we have been deluged by a tsunami of narratives that do not adhere to the shifting official reports of his death. Presumably a few of the intimate secrets of the most powerful people on this planet will be buried with Epstein. While it is rational to believe that...
  • “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” – Voltaire

  • Mass shootings prompt simple explanations of the gunman's motivation. At Columbine High School in Colorado, the killers supposedly snapped after being bullied. The guy who shot up a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, was wild-eyed, carrot-topped nuts. After a massacre at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, an anti-immigrant manifesto posted online pointed to right-wing...
  • @Authenticjazzman
    Chapeau Many time over!

    The US public are simply oblivious to the horrid damage these fake sciences : psychology/psychiatryare metting out to a hapless/unaware population.

    These clueless charlatans : Shrinks, are behind 90% of the woes befalling US society today, and if one takes the time to do so one will come to the result that almost each and every individual involved in a mass shooting, was himself in psychological "counseling" and or under psycho-drugs.

    They, the shrinks with their rube-goldberg nonsense theories are the culprits who are generating the self-hate behind these events, and they must finally be exposed, add to this the fact that they are all leftists/Democrats with a few minute exceptions.


    AJM

    The psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, attorneys, astrophysicists, climate scientists and many more are what I call the ‘Opinion Professions’. All these people do is invent theories about how things should run or how the world works and expect the entire sane and rational population to listen to them. These people have sh** for brains. All they have are their OPINIONS without any empirical evidence to back up their claims. We’re supposed to salute their moronic ideas because they have PhD’s (Piled Higher & Deeper) in nonsense.

    Look at what economists have done. They provide cover for the banksters. They can’t prove anything and can’t even do a proper postmortem on an economic catastrophe without another economists coming to the opposite conclusion.

    Law is one giant opinion. Yesterday, people were imprisoned for marijuana possession and today ‘pot’ companies are floating IPO’s on the stock market. Yesterday you got a ticket for over 55 and today it’s 65 and nothing has changes but the damned OPINION of some jerk in office. Did ticketed people get their money back? Did they roll back the insurance increases for a make believe crime?

    Astrophysicists invent Black holes, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Neutron Stars, Pulsars and other nonsense because they want to keep the ridiculous ‘Big Bang Theory’ alive just a bit longer for them to retire. The priest that invented ‘Big Bang’ out of absolutely nothing wanted to marry his religious views with his interest in cosmology and concocted ‘Big Bang’. Why it ever took off is beyond me as there’s not a shred of empirical evidence that supports ‘Big Bang’. Halton Arp, a protege of Hubble, cataloged numerous galaxies that destroy the idea of red shift equals distance, and red shift is the basis of all modern cosmology/astrophysics. For his heresy, he was denied telescope time and hounded out of the US. He died in Germany.

    Climate Science is in its infancy and yet, the frauds expect the entire world to listen to their bogus assertions. They falsify records, make inconvenient data disappear and concoct models that are so wrong they should be ashamed of themselves. If there were any justice in the world, their degrees would be canceled for outright fraud.

  • To listen to almost all the reporters on Fox News—and most of the Establishment Media experts—after the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, you would have thought that President Donald Trump needed to do exactly what the Reverend Jimmy Swaggart did back a few years ago: get on TV and cry and bawl, and...
  • @sally
    The totality of White Supremacist would fit inside a college football stadium ? It would not be a tight fit.

    @peterAUS I agree the masses have recognized the problem and are beginning to DO something about it. .

    The problem is our leaders.. the USA model of governance is excellent, it denies all people of whatever kind access to any part of government (except of course for the votes at election time) . But there is an exception to the rule that no non elected person can access the government. If one has sufficient wealthy and if that wealthy one pays a reasonable amount to one or more of the elected, then access is possible.. and if one advances a massive amount to the pockets of our leaders, the military of the government and the legal and rule making powers of the government can be directed to do things like bring down an oil rich foreign country or wipe someone off the map or give a drug lord a monopoly in pharmaceuticals.. There is nothing that can't be done by the USA if enough money is delivered to the pockets of those who are among the elected.

    So I suggest we remove from the COUS, by amendment, the parts of Articles I and II that provide 527 jobs for those who run for office and win. As amended, no person could run for office, therefore corruption at the very top would be eliminated at the top. This of course would make the bureaucrats and the Article III judges who are not elected but who do hold paid jobs in the government the corruptible. If both Article I (425 persons) and Article II (2 persons) persons are stricken from the COUS some means to control the corruption, incompetence, and negligence of those bureaucrats and Article III judges in office would be needed.
    To accommodate that need, I suggest replace the top down elected leadership with bottom up voter oversight.. for purposes of description there would be two governments, the functional government and the oversight government.

    That is, turn every eligible voter into a member of the oversight government, and make each of them both government auditors and a prosecutors of government wrongs.. The voters ( that is, the oversight government) would audit the bureaucrats and judges in functional government and single out and prosecute bureaucrats or Article III judges, who fail to do their job either through negligence or incompetence and prosecute those (bureaucrats, Article III judges, military, or government contractors or others in privy to the government who engage themselves in some form of corruption.

    How would a voter in the oversight government prosecute a person in the functional government?

    A special court called the voters court would be established. It would be independent of the functional government, but funded by amending the COUS to make sure the people's court got 10% of the total tax revenue the functional government takes from the masses. In that way, the Special voters court, would have the money and powers it needs to prosecute and punish those in the functional government who commit any of the three INC crimes ==> 1. incompetence 2. negligence 3. corruption.

    I believe two governments, each with different powers, but each running in parallel would eliminate the problems elected politicians cause. The dual government eliminates the elected leadership all together.. No politicians are needed to the run the functional government.

    What do you think?

    The problem is our leaders.

    No, the problem is that the concept of leaders exists. I don’t need a leader, thank you. I just want to be left alone.

    The system is rigged to NEVER produce a positive result for the average person. Elect either fool A or fool B; that’s the choice. The people that vote are dumb enough to believe they have a say in how government operates and therefore should be excluded from voting due to lack of intelligence. A “Catch 22” situation.

    Is there really any difference between the Republican big spenders or the Democrat big spenders; between the Democrat war mongers or the Republican version; etc?

    Candidates are selected by the parties that are controlled by the money powers. A vote for either side is a wasted effort as either candidate has already been approved by TPTB – the “Deep State”.

    On election day, people should go to the center of town and simply stand still and allow the curiosity of others to eventually ask them what they’re doing. The reply should be that they are protesting a rigged system and invite others to join them peacefully. If this protest caused thousands of people to just stand around and reduced the number of votes cast to some ridiculously low margin, then the fraud of democratic elections might just awaken the somnolent masses.

    When the contest is between people that vote and corporations that purchase legislators, the people always lose. Voting is a waste of time while corporations are allowed to lobby and engage in election activities. The money available to corporations gives them an unfair advantage that essentially allows them to purchase elections. What a system!

    Ask the average (100 IQ) American if corporations should pay taxes and they will resoundingly respond with ‘yes’ and ‘hell yes’. What they fail to realize is that corporate taxation allows them to have a voice in how the country is run. Boobus Americanus also fails to connect the dots that no corporation actually pays a tax; they collect taxes from their customers and pass them on to the authorities. Any tax a corporation ‘pays’ is simply offset by an increase in the price the people pay for their product or service.

    Only real human beings actually pay taxes. Corporations are a convenient vehicle for gov’t to hide the actual amount of theft, euphemistically known as taxes, absconded from the citizenry. If corporations had a zero tax liability, gov’t would have to get their funds directly from the people and that would be a wake up moment for voters.

  • Mass shootings prompt simple explanations of the gunman's motivation. At Columbine High School in Colorado, the killers supposedly snapped after being bullied. The guy who shot up a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, was wild-eyed, carrot-topped nuts. After a massacre at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, an anti-immigrant manifesto posted online pointed to right-wing...
  • The mental health field is composed of people who don’t KNOW any more than the average person, but have bogus degrees that provide an aura of legitimacy. The DSM is a listing of all the conditions the mental health field has identified and none of them are identifiable via any empirical test. The entire field is one giant opinion / scam.

    These mental health practitioners will invent more and more afflictions and people will readily subscribe to having them to provide a name/title/reason for why they feel their life is unsatisfactory. The mental health field creates the environment for many people to essentially become fashionably mentally ill.

    There are real mental cases running around and no one KNOWS why they exist for the most part. The professionals only treat the symptoms because they’re too ignorant to do anything else and yet they charge $200/hour. Great work if you can get it.

    The majority of people seek out these frauds and then consume brain altering chemical concoctions simply because they’re available. The bulk of people aren’t mentally ill, just stupid and yet huge numbers are on antidepressants or other drugs prescribed by these frauds. The field’s existence creates the larger problem.

    Until such time that the mental health field actually KNOWS what’s causing REAL mental issues, the entire field is just a fraudulent scam that should not be supported in any way by public funds.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
    Chapeau Many time over!

    The US public are simply oblivious to the horrid damage these fake sciences : psychology/psychiatryare metting out to a hapless/unaware population.

    These clueless charlatans : Shrinks, are behind 90% of the woes befalling US society today, and if one takes the time to do so one will come to the result that almost each and every individual involved in a mass shooting, was himself in psychological "counseling" and or under psycho-drugs.

    They, the shrinks with their rube-goldberg nonsense theories are the culprits who are generating the self-hate behind these events, and they must finally be exposed, add to this the fact that they are all leftists/Democrats with a few minute exceptions.


    AJM
    , @peterAUS

    The mental health field is composed of people who don’t KNOW any more than the average person, but have bogus degrees that provide an aura of legitimacy. The DSM is a listing of all the conditions the mental health field has identified and none of them are identifiable via any empirical test. The entire field is one giant opinion / scam.

    These mental health practitioners will invent more and more afflictions and people will readily subscribe to having them to provide a name/title/reason for why they feel their life is unsatisfactory. The mental health field creates the environment for many people to essentially become fashionably mentally ill.
     
    Yes.
    You missed, though, the iron logic behind all that, by TPTBs. Iron.
    Brave New World type of logic.
  • A CNN profiler was speaking about the El Paso shooting, on August 6, in which 22 people were murdered by an angry white man. She blamed the killer’s sense of white privilege. Mass murder carried out by white, young men, the “analyst” was saying, occurs because these young men cannot adjust to a changing society....
  • @Paul Bustion
    "Your use of the term ‘mental illness’ should read ‘low IQ’, as that’s what you’re implying." That is not what I intended my statements to mean. When I said "mental illness" I did not mean simply low intelligence, I meant abnormalities of mental functioning such as autism, schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Disorder and so forth. While those mental dysfunctions tend to correlate to low intelligence, they are distinct from low intelligence, because it is possible, although unlikely, for a person with autism, for example, to be highly intelligent, and there are a few autistic people, although not many, who are very above average in intelligence. There is such a thing as mental illness. I have autism and it has made my life one of complete failure both in school and in terms of trying to get a job. My Full Scale Intelligence Quotient is 98, which is the 44th percentile for Americans, that means I am more intelligent than 44 percent of Americans and less intelligent than 56 percent of Americans. I am not intellectually disabled, my intelligence is average, but I still can not succeed in school or get a job because of my autism. So autism is a legitimate mental illness separate from low intelligence.

    The vast majority of violent criminals are of low IQ. The fact that they may have some made up illness like Attention Deficit Disorder, schizophrenia, etc, for which there is no empirical test, is a secondary and possibly completely bogus view.

    I’m not claiming that mental illness doesn’t exist; it does. What I am claiming is that no one has the ability to diagnose it as there is no test but the BS opinion of some anointed mental health practitioner with a fraudulent degree. Anything based on consensus OPINION is BS with a halo.

    If all these shooters records were released as to what prescription drugs they were taking, only then might we find out just how dangerous the mental health profession really is. My bet is that big pharma and their mental professional con artists are the real cause of the shootings.

    “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” – Henry Ford

    Today, kids are being taught that they are transgender and then they act on that diagnosis as though it was real. They are playing the part that was scripted for them because they are too ignorant to know they’re being played. All the mental diagnoses are in some way a self fulfilling prophesy because people have a misplaced trust in a fraud in a lab coat. Their lack of critical thinking, call it intelligence, casts them in the role of the mentally disabled and they accept it.

    • Replies: @Paul Bustion
    "The vast majority of violent criminals are of low IQ. The fact that they may have some made up illness like Attention Deficit Disorder, schizophrenia, etc, for which there is no empirical test, is a secondary and possibly completely bogus view."

    The vast majority of schizophrenics, autistics and people with Attention Deficit Disorder, have low intelligence, as measured by Intelligence Quotient tests. Autism means when a person has abnormally intense mental obsessions with things that are socially unacceptable to be interested in and also has very poor social skills and repetitive thought patterns and behavior. Schizophrenia means when a person has an inability to perceive reality correctly. Attention Deficit Disorder means when a person has trouble focusing. All of these things can be diagnosed by psychiatrists by examining a person's past and present behavior, and seeing if it fits in with these definitions. These mental illnesses are real, they are not social constructs. My Full Scale Intelligence Quotient is 98, which is approximately the 44.69th percentile, my Verbal Intelligence Quotient is 111, which is about the 76.83rd percentile and my Performance Intelligence Quotient is 81, the 10.26th percentile. Mental retardation means an Intelligence Quotient below 70, about the 2.27th percentile, so I am not mentally retarded. But I have completely failed in being able to succeed in school or get a job. I have never been able to hold down a decent job. The average Aboriginal Australian who participates in the labor force is able to hold down a job, and their average Intelligence Quotient is approximately 60, which is about the 0.38th percentile of European Intelligence Quotient, so less than one percent of Aboriginal Australians are equally intelligent as or more intelligent than most Europeans. "Between 2005 and 2010, the overall Aboriginal unemployment rate has remained at around 15% or above. In 2010 it was 18%. The unemployment rate was 16% in major cities, and 23% in regional areas." "Aboriginal employment, jobs & careers
    Aboriginal unemployment rates are 3 times the non-Aboriginal rates. Some web-based services exclusively list Aboriginal jobs." by Jens Korff February 8, 2019 https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/economy/aboriginal-employment-jobs-careers#toc1 So it was more difficult for me to get a job while having an Intelligence Quotient in the 44th percentile than for a large group of people whose Intelligence Quotient is below the first percentile to get jobs. That proves there are other issues besides intelligence and Intelligence Quotient in a person's ability to get a job. The other factor in my case was mental illness, I have autism, so no one would hire me because my autism makes me unable to handle a job. Autism also caused me to fail in school. Saying autism and other mental illnesses do not exist is retarded.
  • @Paul Bustion
    It is an objective fact that criminality is linked, at the very least by correlation to mental illness. I gave statistical evidence proving autism is linked to mass shooting. Autism is a mental illness. If you go to any prison and do a survey of mental illness in prisoners you will find a higher rate of mental illness among prisoners than in the general populations.

    Races with higher rates of mental illness also have higher rates of criminality. African Americans have higher rates of mental illness than European Americans, and they are much more criminal than European Americans, pure blooded SubSaharan Africans have much higher rates of mental illness than African Americans, and they are more criminal than African Americans, Aboriginal Australians have much higher rates of mental illness than SubSaharan Africans, and they are much more criminal than SubSaharan Africans. Men have a far higher rate of mental illness than women, and men are far more criminal than women.

    Dr. James Cantor, an expert on sexual perversion in general and peodophilia in particular, stated pedophiles tend to be mentally ill, they usually have intelligence test scores between the sixteenth and twenty fifth percentile of Europeans, that means that only between sixteen and twenty five of child sexual abusers are as intelligent or more intelligent than the average European. They have less white matter in their brains than the general population does, which leads to inappropriate cross wiring in the brain. Thirty percent of pedophiles are left handed, the only other population groups with this high rates of left handedness are autistics, schizophrenics and bipolars. Cantor concluded based on this information that pedophilia is linked to mental illnesses like autism and schizophrenia and the cause of pedophilia is often the mental illness leading to inappropriate cross wiring of the brain's sexual responses with its nurturing responses.

    Therefore, Ilana Mercer and yourself are either being willfully ignorant on this topic, or you are simply lying, because this is not a matter of my opinion versus your opinion, this is objective fact. You saying that you and Ilana Mercer and her Kool Aide drinkers have a right to the opinion that mental illness is not linked to criminality would be like someone saying he has a right to the opinion that Donald Trump is a space alien, it is asinine to demand such a right.

    Mercer did not state a legitimate opinion, she stated obviously absurd nonsense, which was motivated either by willful ignorance or malicious dishonesty. Ilana Mercer is a Jewess and the organized Jewish community has an ideological agenda to cover up the relationship between mental illness and criminality because they want to justify continuing to flood Britain and America with Third World races that have high rates of mental illness and if people understood the relationship between mental illness and criminality they would want this immigration to stop. So she might be lying because she wants to cover up the relationship between mental illness and criminality. Or she might be willfully ignorant because it makes her uncomfortable to accept the relationship between mental illness and criminality because she might have a relative who is mentally ill and she does not want to accept the truth this relative is disposed to criminal tendencies.

    Your use of the term ‘mental illness’ should read ‘low IQ’, as that’s what you’re implying.

    There is no definitive empirical test for any of the ‘mental illness’ diagnoses listed in the DSM; not one. Psychiatry is a fraudulent ‘profession’ that was saved from extinction by big pharma that knew they could make a fortune selling chemical crap via the frauds in the ‘mental health’ field. The very existence of the field is proof positive that the educational system is corrupt. No one should be able to get a degree in anything that’s just an opinion devoid of empirical evidence.

    • Replies: @Paul Bustion
    "Your use of the term ‘mental illness’ should read ‘low IQ’, as that’s what you’re implying." That is not what I intended my statements to mean. When I said "mental illness" I did not mean simply low intelligence, I meant abnormalities of mental functioning such as autism, schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Disorder and so forth. While those mental dysfunctions tend to correlate to low intelligence, they are distinct from low intelligence, because it is possible, although unlikely, for a person with autism, for example, to be highly intelligent, and there are a few autistic people, although not many, who are very above average in intelligence. There is such a thing as mental illness. I have autism and it has made my life one of complete failure both in school and in terms of trying to get a job. My Full Scale Intelligence Quotient is 98, which is the 44th percentile for Americans, that means I am more intelligent than 44 percent of Americans and less intelligent than 56 percent of Americans. I am not intellectually disabled, my intelligence is average, but I still can not succeed in school or get a job because of my autism. So autism is a legitimate mental illness separate from low intelligence.
  • The Federal Reserve, responding to concerns about the economy and the stock market, and perhaps to criticisms by President Trump, recently changed course on interest rates by cutting its “benchmark” rate from 2.25 percent to two percent. President Trump responded to the cut in already historically-low rates by attacking the Fed for not committing to...
  • End the Federal Gov’t.

    The states should get together and cancel the agreement.

    Once the Fed Gov is gone, the debt it has outstanding goes into default. Those that gave money to a profligate Fed Gov get what they deserve – nothing in return.

    Now free from Federal debt, the new 50 countries can compete to attract the best residents and businesses driving down costs to compete with China.

    • Replies: @Puffdaddy
    Good luck - our new peoples who we are importing at breakneck speed are too stupid to understand any of it.
    , @Puffdaddy
    Good luck - our new peoples who we are importing at breakneck speed are too stupid to understand any of it.
  • Ten weeks of protests, some huge, a few violent, culminated Monday with a shutdown of the Hong Kong airport. Ominously, Beijing described the violent weekend demonstrations as "deranged" acts that are "the first signs of terrorism," and vowed a merciless crackdown on the perpetrators. China is being pushed toward a decision it does not want...
  • The solution to the China problem lies squarely in the USA.

    Reduce the cost of living in the USA by dismantling the overbearing and useless Federal Gov’t. All the money it sucks up could be left in the pockets of the citizenry. Federal taxes, compliance costs and numerous other costs disappear along with the bloated US military that hasn’t won a war since WW-II.

    Now that THE major cost of living has been nullified, labor rates could plummet to be even with China’s. Manufacturing could return to the 50 new countries each competing with each other for residents and businesses which further guarantees additional cost savings to the average current US resident.

    Problem solved.

  • It is astonishing that in the wake of the two mass killings in Dayton and El Paso that have been attributed both by the media and the Democrats to “racism,” a senior U.S. Congressman has led a delegation of 41 of his Democratic Party colleagues plus spouses on a week-long luxury all-expenses-paid trip to Israel,...
  • ‘The solution to the problem remains simple. ‘

    Terminate the entire Federal Government.

    • Replies: @Realist

    Terminate the entire Federal Government.
     
    It's coming.
  • I'm from Dayton, so I'm thinking about this today: Why hasn't Congress done anything to address our national epidemic of mass shootings, namely reviving the assault weapons ban? People — Democrats and not a few Republicans — ask me that all the time. I bet all left-leaning pundits get that question. The answer is simple....
  • How many reports are there of some gunman attacking a police station?
    How many times has a gunman attacked a military site?

    Could it be that these places aren’t attacked because they are full of people with guns that can thwart any attack by an individual? Could it be that a loonie with a weapon doesn’t want to commit suicide by attacking a place loaded with men and weapons?

    The solution to the crazed gunman problem is arming the general public to any extent the individual wants. And that just so happens to comports with the 2nd Amendment. No more need of the useless police that show up with chalk to outline a body.

    If a mall, business, sports gathering, concert, etc was filled with people carrying weapons, how likely is it that an individual would march in and start firing? Only someone with a death wish intent on suicide would do that and no law can protect anyone from such a person.

    People should be encouraged to carry a weapon to protect themselves because the police certainly can’t protect anyone and numerous court cases have affirmed that the police have NO duty to protect the citizenry. So, what good are they?

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  • Voters looking ahead to 2020 are being bombarded with soundbites from the twenty plus Democratic would-be candidates. That Joe Biden is apparently leading the pack according to opinion polls should come as no surprise as he stands for nothing apart from being the Establishment favorite who will tirelessly work to support the status quo. The...
  • What exactly is ‘deep state opposition’? Is he the President or isn’t he? If he says the war is over and we’re getting out then the war is over and we’re getting out. All he has to do is say those words or sign some document to that effect. The law gives him the authority and he has to ask no ones permission.

    The fact that he hasn’t ended the wars means he’s either a war monger like all politicians or he hasn’t the fortitude to do the right thing. Either way, he’s an amoral individual. I’ll bet he announces a withdrawal to aid his reelection chances. That will prove beyond doubt he’s just another scumbag.

  • First hour: Henry Herskovitz of Witness for Peace has been picketing the Beth Israel synagogue in Ann Arbor, Michigan for many years due to that congregation’s support for Zionism. Now they’re trying to shut him down…and he’s fighting for his First Amendment rights. Will attorney Marc M. Susselman succeed in his “lawfare” action contending that...
  • To some extent we are talking past each other by misusing language. For example, corporations are absolutely grants from the gov’t in today’s world as without such a grant they would not exist. This focuses on the current legal definition of a corp. I agree with you that in the absence of gov’t that people would still get together to form something resembling a corporation, but to use that term conflates today’s reality with what might be.

    You seem to think that corporate types are the equivalent of war lords. Some may be as they’ve learned that with gov’t protection they can indeed do as they like. It is gov’t protection that gives them cover. Most corporation, however, are run by NORMAL people just trying to make a living. I’ll agree that today’s huge corporations that are ‘too big to fail’ (banks & other financial institutions), get gov’t to become their sales agents (weapons manufacturers), get gov’t to seize territory for them (eminent domain, wars, threats of violence), get gov’t to write laws that make them immune for damages (big pharma), write laws for them to force people to purchase their product (auto & medical insurance) are indeed a major problem. But it is gov’t that allowed this to happen.

    It is gov’t that fosters the environment where big money can purchase anything with little regard for the average person. It is gov’t with their monopoly military, monopoly police, monopoly threat of violence that keeps the population from taking matters into their own hands. I’d much rather take my chances fighting Exxon and any goon squad they might want to assemble than fight the US military goon squad.

    • Replies: @Tom Willcutts
    Roatan -

    You are simply wrong about asserting that corporations would not exist without government. Again, it is a very common misunderstanding about the interrelationship between corporations and government. Stephan Kinsella, an anarcho-capitalist attorney, has a half-dozen videos on YouTube where he corrects this misconception with numerous anarcho-capitalist speakers - like Stephan Molyneux. You mistake the fact that many governments barred the private creation of corporations and then later handed out licenses for their creation with the notion that government is necessary for the creation of corporations. Again, that's like saying that government is necessary for the creation of automobiles, because you need a government license to operate one. And another obvious means of explaining that your belief about corporations is not true would be to consider the hypothetical possibility that the anarcho-capitalists win the argument and convince the people to dissolve all Nations, States and other forms of public government. Do the corporations suddenly go *Poof* and disappear? Clearly not. If your only point is to make a definitional argument - we no longer call them corporations post-government, and we call them companies instead. Again, that's like saying, post-government, that we no longer have registered automobiles and instead they all become cars .... Why would you make such a meaningless and vacuous point that is obviously immaterial to the real world?

    But Roatan - no Logic is going to convince you, because anarcho-capitalism has every feature of a Religious Faith. This Religion identifies all evil with public government, where the elimination of that Evil is the Key to improvement of human society. The Communists had a similar religious belief in the elimination of the evil Capitalists as being the key to the betterment of mankind. One important difference between these two Religions is that it was much more difficult to refute Communism, until it was tested in the Real World. Private Government, on the other hand, has been tested over and over and over and over again, such that the Anarcho-Capitalist tenants can readily be refuted with cold hard facts, which I will do in the Book I am writing on the Subject.

    Roatan ... I encourage you to watch the YouTube video linked below, where Molyneux recites his Vision of what a private criminal justice system would look like. Understand, he was free to come up with any description his heart desired, and what he describes (which my creative brother put to video) is an extremely frightening example of the Big Brother, Corporate Dystopia envisioned by one of the leading Anarcho-Capitalists out there (he perhaps has the largest following - no?). The privatization of prisons by the U.S. (prisons for profit) has led to the largest prison population in the World, but if you listen to Molyneux ... what he describes is clearly much, much worse - because the private (for-profit) prisons are combined with a private for profit judicial system and a private for-profit police force. AND notice how he describes how any person who resists such runaway injustice will lose everything they own and become social outcast - just by serving the accused a meal .... that's what your Religion would deliver - Hell on Earth.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sa5lZs6dAE&t=232s
  • @Tom Willcutts
    RoatanBill:

    What is going to make the average person agree to what some corp wants when the organized threat of violence aka ‘government’ no longer exists? Although private defense agencies will surely spring up, who will force someone to use their services?
     
    Okay RoatanB - Let me address your questions. Who forces you to sign agreements with corporations now? Are you saying that if the State were eliminated tomorrow - you would no longer buy a smart phone, buy insurance, open a bank account, contract with an internet provider, buy a car, fly a plan, stay in hotel? This is a very short list of corporations that most people sign contracts with all the time. Would you or others all of a sudden stop doing that?

    You don't need to sign a contract with a private defense agency (PDA). Let's say that Exxon discovers oil on a large tract of land that includes the land where you built your house. Exxon simply goes to their PDA and tells it that you are on their property and the PDA needs to remove you, which given the PDA's large and lucrative contract with Exxon -- they quickly do and you are stripped of your residence - kicked out, which is destroyed so Exxon can drill on the land beneath it.

    You lose - agreement does not enter into it.

    How is what you describe any different than what happens now? Eminent Domain is what you described. The only difference is the law makes it OK and encourages it.

    A corporation is a legal animal created by gov’t. Without gov’t there is no corporation with special rights given to them under law. Voluntarily signing up for anything is fine with me. It’s when the threat of force is applied, which is solely the legal right of gov’t, that seems inappropriate to me.

    Human nature stays human nature with or without gov’t. Right now, gov’t protects the filth in the society and in the US’s case, is itself the largest criminal organization the world has ever known. It aggregates the morally deficient into military units and sends them worldwide to murder people. It steals my money to craft weapons no one should have to aid in their destructive impulses.

    Gov’t and religion are the two must destructive things man has invented.

    “Throne and alter were twins–two vultures from the same egg.
    To attack the king was treason; to dispute the priest, blasphemy.
    The sword and cross were allies.
    Together they attacked the rights of men; they defended each other.
    The king owned the bodies of men, the priests the souls.
    One lived on taxes collected by force, the other on alms collected by fear.
    Both robbers, both beggars.
    The king made laws, the priest made creeds.
    With bowed backs the people carried the burdens of one, with open-mouthed wonder received the dogmas of the other.
    The king said rags and hovels for you, robes and palaces for me.
    The priest said God made you ignorant and immoral; He made me holy and wise; you are the sheep, I am the shepherd; your fleeces belong to me.
    You must not reason, you must not contradict, you must believe.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

    • Replies: @Tom Willcutts

    How is what you describe any different than what happens now?
     
    That's my entire point ... anarcho-capitalism does not do away with government - it merely privatizes it. Any evil that anarcho-capitalists identify with government persists after they privatize government, except you can expect it to get much worse, because you have eliminated all public law rights and protections that have evolved over time - like the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing free speech, due process etc.

    A corporation is a legal animal created by gov’t. Without gov’t there is no corporation with special rights given to them under law.
     
    This is one of those complete factual fabrications that has been spread over the internet. The source of this claim is that the State did not allow corporations to exist without granting a Charter. As a private government, with its own Articles of Incorporation (private constitution) and Bylaws (private laws), the shareholders (citizens), who elect a Board of Directors (Parliament) that elects/appoints the Officers of the Corporation - CEO (or President), CFO (or Treasurer) etc. ... States were initially wary of permitting these competing private governments to exist. The State granting a Charter to a corporation to permit it to operate as a private government is a form of granting a license. To say that corporations would not exist without the government is the same logic (or illogic) of saying that automobiles would not exist without the State granting a license to operate one. If you doubt that what I am saying is true, there is actually at least one attorney out there who is an anarcho-capitalist who educates Libertarian Tom Woods on this very point - listen to it yourself. (You can search and find a video where he does the same with Molyneux - and they both agree he is right.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsxiaLC13uk

    Corporations are not a "legal animal created by gov't" as you state - corporations are a legal animal created by private contracts. If you think by eliminating the State tomorrow that Walmart will suddenly vanish into thin air ... you are wrong. And the only difference in your contracts with the thousands of corporations that you do business with is that now when you click that button "Accept all terms and Conditions" you are no longer protected by the public law restrictions on corporate contracts - you had better read that fine print without those protections, because you may have just agreed to become a slave for life or given away your first born as a slave or that they can simply empty your bank account and take all of your property. And it does not really matter what the contract says, because you have agreed that any disputes will be adjudicated by their private (arbitration) court and enforced by their Private Defense Agency.

    You identify the abuses of the United States government and you are correct on that point. But everyone knows that the United States government is for all practical purposes controlled by large multi-national corporations, international banking and various oligarchs. BUT ... that control is based upon an effective propaganda machine that fools the people into going along with it. And you also need to understand that part of that control system over the people includes giving them certain rights, where they believe the government serves them. Over the course of history, people rebelled against tyrants, dictators and slave masters. Part of the Genius of "self-government" as a superior control mechanism is that the people do not rebel against themselves. HOWEVER, fundamental public rights and self-government public control still exist within the governing legal documents of the United States and the People still have the ability to awaken and seize control the system.

    But what the Anarcho-capitalists would do instead is dismantle fundamental public rights and dismantle the theoretical public control that still exists and simply hand the keys of Society directly to the ruling corporations, banks and oligarchs. You think things are bad now ... these well-meaning and uneducated Anarcho-Capitalists would create the type of Corporate Dystopia that is the stuff of Sci-Fi novels and sometimes approximated in Third World Countries where governments are a very thin ruse for Corporate control and exploitation, uninhibited by meaningfully effective public law restrictions.

    Eminent Domain is what you described.
     
    Let's use this claim of yours as a practical example to illustrate the differences between the State seizing control of your land in Eminent Domain and my Exxon example. If the State does it - you can fight it in court with rights of due process and appeal, and even if you lose, you are entitled to compensation. To the extent Exxon decides to give you any pretense of legal process or compensation ... it would only do so if it decided it wanted to maintain some form of appearances, which in the vast majority of cases would be unnecessary - the ordinary person would become irrelevant in the Anarcho-Capitalist corporate dystopia, where the people have shedded all public law rights and public law control of private corporations.
    , @anon
    > Gov’t and religion are the two must destructive things man has invented.

    Spoken like a true Marxist.

    "This is no surprise, as libertarianism is basically the Marxism of the Right...Like Marxism, libertarianism offers the fraudulent intellectual security of a complete a priori account of the political good without the effort of empirical investigation. Like Marxism, it aspires, overtly or covertly, to reduce social life to economics."

    Robert Locke | Marxism of the Right | The American Conservative, March 14, 2005 www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/marxism-of-the-right/
     
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  • @RoatanBill
    Statists assume that gov't is a necessary evil. I'd certainly agree it's evil and the proof would be the over 200,000,000 people gov't around the world killed in the 20th century.

    A Jimmy Buffett song contains a phrase something to the effect - 'we are the people our parents warned us about'. I think of gov't in that way. Everything gov't claims is their good is in fact just the opposite. They steal from us and call it taxes. They create weapons of mass destruction and have standing armies that are just gangs of murderers in funny costumes. They take from one to give to the other to keep their fraudulent voting system alive and keep telling us democracy is great. They outlaw slavery but institute a 'draft'. Gov't can do what we as individuals are prohibited from doing. Their agents can have guns but we can't. We need their permission to work. We need their permission to travel. The list is endless.

    Most people don't want the responsibility to live their own lives without being told what to do. I think that's a real shame. It's also why I left the US 15 years ago. When the SHTF there's going to be chaos in the US because people won't know what to do. Gov't will get worse and the people will be grateful.

    The problem with government(s) today is that they’re reactionary, and guided by principles of socialism and fascism. Every time a car backfires, some liberal representative screams “GUN CONTROL!!” They then pull out their yellowed legislative documents containing measures to relieve us of our 2nd Amendment. By the same token, other Amendments are inexorably diminished or outright repealed. That is NOT the function of a Constitutional Government, nor is funding abortions, illegal alien benefits, foreign countries or legislating specific “Rights” for gays, women and other minorities.

    Obama was a Lenin Wolf in Minority Leader Sheep’s Clothing, and he was guided at every stage to implement that form of tyranny, with the advent of labeling dissidents as “Racists” if opposition arose. America is bankrupt, culturally dystopian and degenerated, polarized politically and helpless against the onslaught of liberal campaigns to further erode our sovereignty and expand our crushing debt. It will take much more than platitudes from Washington to keep our ship from sinking.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
  • @Kali
    Good comment.
    I only comnent occasionally on this website, but I do read the comnen sections on plenty of articles and am noticing a gradual increase in the numbers of commenters suporting anarchy and Direct Democracy. 'Representative Democracy' being a contradiction in terms and the mechanism used to corral generations into a fantacy of freedom. I'm thankful that, at last, the realisation that anarchy is actually, by its nature, a peaceful endeaver is spreading.

    I do realise, though, that, much as I welcome anarchy and Direct Democracy as solutions to the orcastrated horrors being inflicted by powerful elites on the world today, the transition away from the current model may not be as peaceful and smooth as we might like.

    I saw a documentary a few years ago o, The Power of Community, which charted the changes which took place in Cuba after it was isolated and barred from trading with the rest of the world.
    Community groups came together very quickly and began developing urban farm and exchange markets (amongst other things including providing education) to meet the needs of the people. But whilst the majority of the population was acctively involved in these groups and the priduction and distribution of food, a certain element took to stealing.
    But rather than sanctioning and punishing those theives they were instead invited to participate in the co-ops, griwing foid and producing other goods and participating in the community markets.
    And it work! Through being included and involved in their communities, the 'criminak' ekement transfirmed into active participants in their local communities.

    Statists assume that gov’t is a necessary evil. I’d certainly agree it’s evil and the proof would be the over 200,000,000 people gov’t around the world killed in the 20th century.

    A Jimmy Buffett song contains a phrase something to the effect – ‘we are the people our parents warned us about’. I think of gov’t in that way. Everything gov’t claims is their good is in fact just the opposite. They steal from us and call it taxes. They create weapons of mass destruction and have standing armies that are just gangs of murderers in funny costumes. They take from one to give to the other to keep their fraudulent voting system alive and keep telling us democracy is great. They outlaw slavery but institute a ‘draft’. Gov’t can do what we as individuals are prohibited from doing. Their agents can have guns but we can’t. We need their permission to work. We need their permission to travel. The list is endless.

    Most people don’t want the responsibility to live their own lives without being told what to do. I think that’s a real shame. It’s also why I left the US 15 years ago. When the SHTF there’s going to be chaos in the US because people won’t know what to do. Gov’t will get worse and the people will be grateful.

    • Agree: Jacques Sheete
    • Replies: @David Baker
    The problem with government(s) today is that they're reactionary, and guided by principles of socialism and fascism. Every time a car backfires, some liberal representative screams "GUN CONTROL!!" They then pull out their yellowed legislative documents containing measures to relieve us of our 2nd Amendment. By the same token, other Amendments are inexorably diminished or outright repealed. That is NOT the function of a Constitutional Government, nor is funding abortions, illegal alien benefits, foreign countries or legislating specific "Rights" for gays, women and other minorities.

    Obama was a Lenin Wolf in Minority Leader Sheep's Clothing, and he was guided at every stage to implement that form of tyranny, with the advent of labeling dissidents as "Racists" if opposition arose. America is bankrupt, culturally dystopian and degenerated, polarized politically and helpless against the onslaught of liberal campaigns to further erode our sovereignty and expand our crushing debt. It will take much more than platitudes from Washington to keep our ship from sinking.

    , @Kali
    "Statists assume that gov’t is a necessary evil. I'd certainly agree it's evil.... "

    Indeed! (Funny too.)
    , @Bill Jones
    Don't short-change them.
    The two hundred million dead are only those killed by their own government, you can damn near double that number withe "enemy dead".
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  • @anon
    Libertarianism is about empowering the individual...especially the child sellers!

    In short, we must face the fact that the purely free society will have a flourishing free market in children.

    Murray Rothbard (1926-1995)
     
    https://i.imgur.com/E9MtuhU.jpg

    Epstein has been protected by the ‘system’ for decades. In the absence of such a protection racket, he would have been dead years ago. First offense = last offense when pushing up daisies.

    • Replies: @anon
    Oh, so you're all for the selling of children, just not Epstein's selling of children. How convenient is that?
  • @Rational
    LIBERTARIANISM IS CORPORATISM BY A FAKE NAME.

    I am glad people are speaking up against this racket called “libertarianism”. These libertarians are kooks. They are basically corporate thugs, promoting corporatism. To fool the public, they did not call it corporatism, they labeled it as “libertarianism”.

    Some of the crazy things these corporate thugs want:

    The liberty of the corporations to:

    a. Liberty of unqualified inexperienced people to practice professions without a license.

    b. Liberty to do human trafficking, import cheap labor (alienism), paying them 3rd world wages while selling their products at first world prices;
    c. The liberty to dump chemical wastes in rivers and lakes and pollute the air;
    d. The liberty to spray chemicals on land and farms, and the liberty to kill people with cancer;
    e. The liberty to let alien workers sexually harass and rape women at work and on crusie ships;
    f. The liberty to defame consumers with bogus credit reports if they don’t pay up fake bills;
    g. The liberty to charge $100 for Hep B vaccine which they sell in 3rd world countries for $1;
    h. The liberty to not pay taxes;
    i. The liberty of the CEO to pocket all the profits, leaving shareholders high and dry.
    j. The liberty to sell empty insurance, where the consumer thinks he bought insurance, but the fine print contract contains all kinds of clauses that nothing is ever covered and the insurance company never pays;
    k. The liberty to harm people and not have to pay for it (tort reform).

    The idea that corporations will take over from where gov’t left off just has one problem. What is going to make the average person agree to what some corp wants when the organized threat of violence aka ‘government’ no longer exists? Although private defense agencies will surely spring up, who will force someone to use their services? Who will force someone to use an arbitration service when the primary force agent – gov’t – is removed from the environment.

    In the absence of gov’t, the individual is no longer threatened to do this or that by an armed thug known as a police officer. Everyone becomes their own police officer because everyone will realize that they must protect themselves. Crime gradually, but quickly gets reduced as individuals meet out punishment to anyone that threatens their person or property.

    Gov’t encourages crime as it subsidizes it. Criminals are housed, clothed and fed for years only to be released to commit more crimes. Without gov’t protecting the criminals, the predators in the society would be taken out within months leading to a much more peaceful society long term.

    • Replies: @anon
    > Everyone becomes their own police officer....

    Really? Where (other than in your make-believe fantasy)?

    If a society provided no organized protection against force, it would compel every citizen to go about armed, to turn his home into a fortress, to shoot any strangers approaching his door—or to join a protective gang of citizens who would fight other gangs, formed for the same purpose, and thus bring about the degeneration of that society into the chaos of gang-rule, i.e., rule by brute force, into perpetual tribal warfare of prehistorical savages.

    “The Nature of Government,” The Virtue of Selfishness, p. 108
     
    > ...the predators in the society would be taken out within months...

    You being an anarchist makes you target #1 in Galt's Gulch. Isn't it ironic, dontchathink?
    , @Tom Willcutts
    RoatanBill:

    What is going to make the average person agree to what some corp wants when the organized threat of violence aka ‘government’ no longer exists? Although private defense agencies will surely spring up, who will force someone to use their services?
     
    Okay RoatanB - Let me address your questions. Who forces you to sign agreements with corporations now? Are you saying that if the State were eliminated tomorrow - you would no longer buy a smart phone, buy insurance, open a bank account, contract with an internet provider, buy a car, fly a plan, stay in hotel? This is a very short list of corporations that most people sign contracts with all the time. Would you or others all of a sudden stop doing that?

    You don't need to sign a contract with a private defense agency (PDA). Let's say that Exxon discovers oil on a large tract of land that includes the land where you built your house. Exxon simply goes to their PDA and tells it that you are on their property and the PDA needs to remove you, which given the PDA's large and lucrative contract with Exxon -- they quickly do and you are stripped of your residence - kicked out, which is destroyed so Exxon can drill on the land beneath it.

    You lose - agreement does not enter into it.
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  • The EU will eventually fail. When that happens, those still in the EU will feel the most pain because the EU will ratchet up its totalitarian vision of government till the very end leaving members in worse shape then than they are now.

    The US will eventually fail as well. Good riddance! Let 50 new countries emerge and be forced to compete in the marketplace of ideas on how best to provide services to their inhabitants.

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  • What this article should convince everyone of is that ‘rules but no rulers’ makes perfect sense. That’s what real anarchism means – rules but no rulers. If your immediate mental picture was of a bomb thrower, then your mind has been successfully infiltrated by the powers that shouldn’t be.

    Why is it that one person with the title of ‘President’ can declare things that affect the lives of millions of USians and billions world wide. No one should have that much power.

    “The way to get rid of corruption in high places is to get rid of high places.” – Frank Chodorov

    If the deep state has managed to install their puppets in positions of authority shouldn’t we all be trying to get rid of the positions of authority instead of rotating through that position replaceable candidates offered up by the deep state political parties?

    If you vote, you are tacitly approving of a system that has enslaved your mind.
    If you’re not an anarchist, you are part of the problem.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency

    If you’re not an anarchist, you are part of the problem.
     
    Yet another person saying that throwing everything away will yield to perfecti0n.

    It didn't do that in the Middle East.

    Counterinsurgency
    , @Sherlock
    I've been there in your thinking. Diehard AnCap.

    It doesn't work. Get out of thinking in "ideals" and go towards the real. More Aristotle, less Plato. Humanity has unalterable traits that make anarchy impossible, tribalism being among them. Accept the realities of human nature, and develop a political philosophy from there.

    Also, the NAP begs a difficult question: what is "aggression?" As that is defined, real cultural divides emerge.
    , @Kali
    Good comment.
    I only comnent occasionally on this website, but I do read the comnen sections on plenty of articles and am noticing a gradual increase in the numbers of commenters suporting anarchy and Direct Democracy. 'Representative Democracy' being a contradiction in terms and the mechanism used to corral generations into a fantacy of freedom. I'm thankful that, at last, the realisation that anarchy is actually, by its nature, a peaceful endeaver is spreading.

    I do realise, though, that, much as I welcome anarchy and Direct Democracy as solutions to the orcastrated horrors being inflicted by powerful elites on the world today, the transition away from the current model may not be as peaceful and smooth as we might like.

    I saw a documentary a few years ago o, The Power of Community, which charted the changes which took place in Cuba after it was isolated and barred from trading with the rest of the world.
    Community groups came together very quickly and began developing urban farm and exchange markets (amongst other things including providing education) to meet the needs of the people. But whilst the majority of the population was acctively involved in these groups and the priduction and distribution of food, a certain element took to stealing.
    But rather than sanctioning and punishing those theives they were instead invited to participate in the co-ops, griwing foid and producing other goods and participating in the community markets.
    And it work! Through being included and involved in their communities, the 'criminak' ekement transfirmed into active participants in their local communities.
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  • The vast majority of ‘People of Color’ haven’t got the brains God gave sheep.

    Their IQ is so pathetic that they prove regularly that they can’t run anything. Their low IQ also causes them to be much more violent than white people because when faced with a problem they don’t have the intellect to figure it out so they resort to violence.

    ‘People of Color’ should be grateful that white’s built the civilization they currently enjoy. They’d be dead in a few generations if the brain trust that white’s represent were to disappear. Want proof? Look at Africa.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency

    Their IQ is so pathetic that they prove regularly that they can’t run anything.
     
    True enough, but they can occupy almost anything. Consider Haiti:

    Way back when, c.a. AD 1803, this happened:

    With Napoleon's inability to send the requested massive reinforcements after the outbreak of war on 18 May 1803 with the British – the Royal Navy immediately despatched a squadron under Sir John Duckworth from Jamaica to cruise in the region, seeking to eliminate communication between the French outposts and to capture or destroy the French warships based in the colony. The Blockade of Saint-Domingue not only cut the French forces out from reinforcements and supplies from France, but also meant that the British began to supply arms to the Haitians.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haitian_Revolution#1804_massacre_of_the_French

    The British were apparently interested in using minimum assets to destroy the income from Haiti to France. They succeeded, perhaps more than they wanted to.

    Haiti was a more or less typical sugar plantation, plenty of slaves, few masters. With about a 3 year average lifespan after arrival in the fields, most of the slaves were fresh from Africa, which would make them African warriors on the losing side of an African war and freshly enslaved. The British armed Haitians and tropical diseases plus logistics failure destroyed French forces in Haiti, and the French never regained control. Eventually, 1804, and somewhat reluctantly, the former slaves killed all the former masters and anybody associated with them.

    And it's stayed that way ever since. Los Dominicanos, who hold the other side of the Hispaniola and speak Spanish, are in a stalemate with the Haitians. Los Dominicanos are taking better care of their half of Hispaniola than are the Haitians (https://www.ecowatch.com/an-island-divided-what-we-must-learn-from-the-tragedy-of-hispaniola-1881891391.html ), but the stalemate holds.

    Unable to run things doesn't mean unable to occupy territory, as the British and French found out.

    Counterinsurgency
  • @Achmed E. Newman
    Agreed in general, but let me do some FIFYing for you, Bill:

    No one should be able to get a degree in an opinion such as law, psychiatry, human resources, economics, and a host of other supposed ‘professions’ that have little to no empirical evidence to back them up using taxpayer's money
     

    Shut down all government-backed student loans for anything not in the STEM fields. Shut down any and all Federal/State funding for colleges that exist to preach opinions as facts and produce people incapable of reason.
     
    I don't care what some young people want to study on their own or parents' money. I just do not want to support any of this SJW crap. When the money stops, the stupidity stops... or slows way the hell down.

    The underlying problem isn’t who pays for these things, although I agree gov’t shouldn’t be paying for any of it, but that these professions exist at all.

    Take Economics, for example. It is BS with nothing to back it up past the parts they absconded from common sense. Laws are different from one jurisdiction to the next, so they amount to opinions. Psychiatry was about to go the way of Phrenology when Big Pharma rescued it to push their mind altering drugs.

    These fraudulent ‘professions’ are a huge problem because they pretend to have knowledge in specific area when in fact all they have are opinions no better that the average person’s and yet they demand to be consulted because they claim expertise that doesn’t actually exist.

    We are being led by charlatans with PhD’s. That’s the real problem. How they paid for their bogus degrees is a much more minor issue.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    I agree that there are many BS fields of endeavor, Bill, and pretty much on the same ones you give as examples. However, people have every right to study whatever, including that iconic "underwater basketweaving. We shouldn't have to listen to these people. That means pretty much cutting off the cable TV and not taking (or paying for your kids to take) any course by these worthless people.

    As far as these "leaders", well, we don't need to be voting for them. (I understand that that often leaves nobody else to vote for.)

    In general if you take away the money - don't subsidize things - anything that doesn't inherently pay off STOPS. Ronnie Reagan explained this succinctly a long time ago.
  • The only people dumb enough to be inculcated by professors to produce the SJW’s, etc are people dumb enough to believe that a degree in the ‘Humanities’ or ‘Social Sciences’ is worth having. People with REAL degrees in STEM fields aren’t taken in by the liberal nonsense because their courses don’t include the ‘basket weaving’ courses that are the mainstay of the non STEM track.

    As long as non STEM ‘professions’ exist and schools teach utter nonsense to turn out more and more educated idiots the problem will remain. No one should be able to get a degree in an opinion such as law, psychiatry, human resources, economics, and a host of other supposed ‘professions’ that have little to no empirical evidence to back them up. What they have is an opinion on how things should be and that opinion is shown to be more and more unhinged as time progresses.

    Shut down all student loans for anything not in the STEM fields. Shut down colleges that exist to preach opinions as facts and produce people incapable of reason.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Agreed in general, but let me do some FIFYing for you, Bill:

    No one should be able to get a degree in an opinion such as law, psychiatry, human resources, economics, and a host of other supposed ‘professions’ that have little to no empirical evidence to back them up using taxpayer's money
     

    Shut down all government-backed student loans for anything not in the STEM fields. Shut down any and all Federal/State funding for colleges that exist to preach opinions as facts and produce people incapable of reason.
     
    I don't care what some young people want to study on their own or parents' money. I just do not want to support any of this SJW crap. When the money stops, the stupidity stops... or slows way the hell down.
    , @Jacques Sheete

    As long as non STEM ‘professions’ exist and schools teach utter nonsense to turn out more and more educated idiots the problem will remain.
     
    I agree with the thrust of your comment, but would point out that schools do not produce educated people; they produce trained people. Sometimes the training can be excellent, but more often than not it's BS as you point out. One of the worst results is that they produce ignorant, mindless, goons who nevertheless pass as educated and think of themselves as such.

    Even STEM grads often think of themselves as educated when few things are in fact further from the truth.

    The whole system is a money grubbing and brainwashing fraud worthy only of mockery.
  • Earlier: Organized African Illegals Storm Pantheon In France, Two Days Before Bastille Day The Panthéon is a grand 18th-century building in Paris where notable French people have been interred since the Revolution. Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are there; so are mathematicians Lagrange and Condorcet, novelists Victor Hugo and Émile Zola, physicists Pierre and Marie Curie,...
  • The entire world’s economies are having difficulties. The Africans have survived due to ‘free stuff’ shipped in to them by do good organizations so they could eat and fornicate. Their natural resources were purchased by the industrialized nations to pay to feed a growing population of low IQ people. Left to their own skill level and intelligence, they will regress rapidly to their tribal instincts. They’ll start killing each other off as in Rwanda.

    Once the world’s economies experience real trouble that the central banks can’t paper over then the flow of that ‘free stuff’ and investment diminishes or stops entirely. Africa is going to have real problems feeding its people. Famine has a way of reducing population. These projections won’t happen.

    • Agree: Buck Ransom
  • A white father loses his white son. A eight-year-old white boy. The murderer was a black male (a previously-convicted murderer), who had just started to date the white eight-year-old's mother. The white eight-year-old was stabbed to death, with the black murderer yelling "die" during the altercation. [‘I Want My Son Remembered A Hero,’ Father Of...
  • The State let a convicted murder free to kill again. The State fed, housed and clothed this convicted murder for years at public expense.

    The State is responsible for this child’s death as it should have either killed that SOB after conviction or should have turned him over to the first victims family to do with him as they saw fit.

  • It is discouraging to note just how the United States has been taking on the attributes of a police state since 9/11. Stories of police raids on people’s homes gone wrong are frequently in the news. In one recent incident, a heavily armed SWAT team was sent to a St. Louis county home. The armed...
  • @peterAUS
    Don't get me wrong, but......I mean.......are you taking a piss here?
    Please.

    Especially with:


    You’ll need to set up masquerading and a firewall application.
     
    The guy did ask nicely.

    I wrote a page as a comment, read it, and trashed it.

    My only advice to the guy: find a pro you trust and have him/her do the work.
    More money and expertise....more security.
    In his case, never above script kiddies.

    I can’t seem to live up to your expectations. What exactly were you expecting me to say? Writing firewall rules is dependent on the situation and what’s to be protected. I gave him the generic hardware set up, the rudimentary software setup but when it comes to the fine detail that’s just not possible on this forum.

    If he has the desire, what I provided is a good starting point for further enlightenment but one needs to work at it. Different version of Linux have different preferred software for a firewall. They have different install procedures that I can’t possibly cover here. Maybe I made a mistake in trying to answer his question, but at least I tried.

  • This is a broad brush overview. Don’t expect to be able to bring up a firewall without spending time getting an education on the topic.

    Get an old PC; almost anything will do. Install 2 network adapters (Ethernet NIC’s). Speed of NIC is really unimportant as the lowest available will be 100mbps which is more than adequate for typical web surfing. If you have some outrageously fast Internet connection then go for 1000mbps NIC’s. 8 Gig of ram is more than adequate if you can find that little in 2 sticks. Get the smallest hard drive or SSD you can find. You’ll need a monitor, mouse and keyboard for the install but once things are up and running, you can run the box ‘headless’ meaning no monitor, no mouse and no keyboard. The thing will just sit and run 24/7 sipping electricity. Linux boxes are so stable that my record at a client site was 6 years and several months on a single boot. We turned it off because we were running out of disk space. Show me a Windows box that can stay stable for 6 years without a reboot.

    Download a flavor of Linux. I prefer Ubuntu 18 or the most recent flavor of Fedora. Follow the instructions to explode the download onto a USB stick. Boot the box and via the BIOS force it to read the USB stick instead of the norm which would be a drive. Once the Linux install procedure starts, you’ll have to follow the prompts for information to create a bootable Linux O/S on the drive/SSD. There’s lots to know here.

    You’ll need to know things about your Internet connection like do you have a static or dynamic IP from your ISP as that will be your ‘Public’ interface. You’ll have to make up a name for the box as that will be the ‘hostname’. Then you should use 192.168.something.something as the IP address of the private side NIC. A firewall application will move traffic according to rules between the Public and Private NIC’s. The ‘something’ referenced previously is any number from 1-254. Just pick some numbers you like, eg 192.168.37.42 or 192.168.216.197 or 192.168.9.13 or … you get the idea. For a network mask, state: 255.255.255.0 .

    Once the install is over, remove the USB stick and bounce the box. That’s trade jargon for reboot the machine. A Linux Operating environment should show up. First thing is to install all the available patches for the O/S. The download could be months old and Linux is updated frequently (but painlessly), so get all the patches applied to get it up to date. After the update finishes, bounce the box to load up the new software components.

    Here’s where things get tricky for a newby. You’ll need to set up masquerading and a firewall application. Your personal machine/Mac/Windows/Linux/refrigerator/etc will be cable connected to the private NIC. Your Internet cable will be connected to the Public NIC.

    If you insist on WiFi, cable connect a WiFi access point or other gadget to the Private NIC and it should offer a DHCP service so your personal machine can get an IP address from it. These WiFi gadgets have varying capabilities and service offerings, so I can’t give you any more info on WiFi except to say I don’t like it as it’s a security hole. If you have a smart neighbor he will be surfing on your Internet connection in no time and might attack you ON YOUR PRIVATE SIDE AVOIDING THE FIREWALL ENTIRELY because the WiFi is on your private side.

    If you have more than one personal machine to connect to the Private side, either do it thru the WiFi or a small Ethernet switch where the switch is connected to the Private NIC and your boxes are connected to the switch. I prefer hard coded IP addresses instead of DHCP leases and then use those firm addresses and their MAC equivalents to tell the firewall what addresses are valid on the private network.

    Good luck.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    Don't get me wrong, but......I mean.......are you taking a piss here?
    Please.

    Especially with:


    You’ll need to set up masquerading and a firewall application.
     
    The guy did ask nicely.

    I wrote a page as a comment, read it, and trashed it.

    My only advice to the guy: find a pro you trust and have him/her do the work.
    More money and expertise....more security.
    In his case, never above script kiddies.

  • @peterAUS
    I'll bait. Try to keep this "chat" above the level seen on all "tech forums".

    ....the average person in the US has an IQ of 99. Frankly, that’s....... why the political class can get away with so much rubbish.
     
    You are onto something here for sure.

    That vast majority owns Windows due to force of habit, lack of desire to understand alternatives, etc.
     

    .....Apple became a walled garden that I prefer to refer to as a totalitarian operating system environment.
     
    True.

    For Windows, the result has been .....the vast majority of exploits written specifically because ....it represents the largest pool of....machines on the planet.
     

    ..Mac fared better because they represent a sliver of a market compared to Windows.
     
    Yes.

    These days, robots hunt for exploitable machines to produce a target list for the really smart and evil hackers to concentrate on.

    Got it.
    You talk about protecting from a non-Government/non-Government sponsored player.
    I talk about protecting from a Government-level/sponsored player.

    So, yes, against malicious individuals and non-Government related players the below works:


    The trick is to stay off the list. Penetration testing starts by identifying the operating system and version of a target usually using a Linux box programmed to roam the Internet looking for soft targets. When a Linux box is encountered, it is more often than not bypassed because the number of exploits is limited, Linux users patch their systems regularly because it’s so painless and easy without any fear of a bricked box and because the O/S is simply more difficult to hack. Windows and Mac are easier targets due to poor design and the hackers human nature wanting to do as little as possible for the most gain.
     
    Back to practicalities.
    For people posting on sites like this the potential penetrator/exploiter of interest, in my book, is Government or Government-sponsored player. Not necessarily the country where the author/poster is. Israel. China. Iran. Russia.Germany. Whatever.
    My point is: against those players the only way to protect own privacy and/or data is NOT to connect to the Internet.
    I could harden my setups and execute SOPs which will protect me from them, for example. The point is, by doing that would trigger red flags in "Five Eyes". The local branch of that outfit could start getting interested in me. And....hehe...I just don't think it would be good for me. I mean, they can, with ease, put anything they want on my network (even by breaking and entering) and have me processed by a domestic court. Etc.
    If THIS guy can get that treatment, no need to say anything more.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/918580/ex-sas-soldiers-child-sex-crimes/
    And they can do even worse.

    I was responding to an individual that typically doesn’t get hacked by a gov’t entity.

    Corporations and gov’t entities get hacked by experts working for gov’ts and corporations to steal intellectual property or to plant fraudulent ‘evidence’ that is later ‘discovered’ for prosecution purposes. It’s like a dirty cop dropping a bag of dope in a car during a traffic stop and then arresting the innocent driver that then has a hard time convincing a jury of his innocence because a prosecutor can convince a jury to convict a ham sandwich. That’s, again, due to juries made up of average intelligence people.

    When I hear of utilities being hacked I have to wonder why their command and control systems are Internet connected and accessible. Decades ago I worked for Con Ed in New York and it supplied reliable electricity to 8.2 million people before there was an Internet. There’s no reason I can think of to connect sensitive industrial processes to the net. There should be no way for a ‘script kiddie’ to even Ping a nuclear site much less sniff out open ports, for example. The IOT is a hackers dream come true. Your refrigerator will be used to compromise your laptop, etc.

    Corporations and gov’ts purchase computers and leave their USB ports available so a disgruntled employee can internally steal sensitive information; no Internet required. They allow all outbound traffic so a knowledgeable individual can FTP the corporate database to a competitor. These geniuses provide DHCP and WiFi access to any smartphone, Raspberry Pi, laptop, etc to get a connection. If you leave your front door unlocked and get robbed it’s your fault as much as it is the thief’s.

    I never set up DHCP or WiFi for clients. I wanted to know of every MAC address on the network and who was operating it. I installed firewalls at department level so departments were restricted in what they could do internally. All web surfing went through a proxy server and all accesses recorded and restricted to legitimate sites. No one was porn surfing or otherwise goofing off without it being noted on reports. All email in and out was recorded at the server level and only legitimate servers could send and receive. I even used TMDA to get rid of 99% of SPAM that chokes typical email systems.

    But I’m old school and retired now. 5G, IOT, trash operating systems, municipal level Internet access (gov’t snooping) and new laws to make encryption illegal will eventually kill the Internet Golden Goose. And the ‘not so intelligent’ will call on gov’t to do something. There’s no hope.

    Please note I didn’t use that ‘S’ work you dislike.

  • Stating the truth is sometimes unpleasant, but it’s still the truth. From what I’ve read, the average person in the US has an IQ of 99. Frankly, that’s pretty stupid and is why the political class can get away with so much rubbish.

    That vast majority owns Windows due to force of habit, lack of desire to understand alternatives, etc. Windows won the operating system battle due to slick marketing, being there at the start of the PC revolution with DOS, having 3rd party software vendors write apps to their convoluted API (Applications Programming Interface) and the ‘Microsoft Tax’ that the hardware vendors instituted that forced a Windows purchase with every computer sold. With Windows pre-installed, not many people spent the time and mental energy to replace it. Apple went after the artsy folks with slick applications tuned for them. Slowly, Apple became a walled garden that I prefer to refer to as a totalitarian operating system environment. I wouldn’t own an Apple product if they paid me.

    For Windows, the result has been decades of blue screens, botched O/S upgrades, countless reboots to install anything and the vast majority of exploits written specifically because their security is so weak and because it represents the largest pool of poorly protected machines on the planet. Windows is to computers what a hollow core door is to a vault. Mac fared better because they represent a sliver of a market compared to Windows.

    These days, robots hunt for exploitable machines to produce a target list for the really smart and evil hackers to concentrate on. The trick is to stay off the list. Penetration testing starts by identifying the operating system and version of a target usually using a Linux box programmed to roam the Internet looking for soft targets. When a Linux box is encountered, it is more often than not bypassed because the number of exploits is limited, Linux users patch their systems regularly because it’s so painless and easy without any fear of a bricked box and because the O/S is simply more difficult to hack. Windows and Mac are easier targets due to poor design and the hackers human nature wanting to do as little as possible for the most gain.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    I'll bait. Try to keep this "chat" above the level seen on all "tech forums".

    ....the average person in the US has an IQ of 99. Frankly, that’s....... why the political class can get away with so much rubbish.
     
    You are onto something here for sure.

    That vast majority owns Windows due to force of habit, lack of desire to understand alternatives, etc.
     

    .....Apple became a walled garden that I prefer to refer to as a totalitarian operating system environment.
     
    True.

    For Windows, the result has been .....the vast majority of exploits written specifically because ....it represents the largest pool of....machines on the planet.
     

    ..Mac fared better because they represent a sliver of a market compared to Windows.
     
    Yes.

    These days, robots hunt for exploitable machines to produce a target list for the really smart and evil hackers to concentrate on.

    Got it.
    You talk about protecting from a non-Government/non-Government sponsored player.
    I talk about protecting from a Government-level/sponsored player.

    So, yes, against malicious individuals and non-Government related players the below works:


    The trick is to stay off the list. Penetration testing starts by identifying the operating system and version of a target usually using a Linux box programmed to roam the Internet looking for soft targets. When a Linux box is encountered, it is more often than not bypassed because the number of exploits is limited, Linux users patch their systems regularly because it’s so painless and easy without any fear of a bricked box and because the O/S is simply more difficult to hack. Windows and Mac are easier targets due to poor design and the hackers human nature wanting to do as little as possible for the most gain.
     
    Back to practicalities.
    For people posting on sites like this the potential penetrator/exploiter of interest, in my book, is Government or Government-sponsored player. Not necessarily the country where the author/poster is. Israel. China. Iran. Russia.Germany. Whatever.
    My point is: against those players the only way to protect own privacy and/or data is NOT to connect to the Internet.
    I could harden my setups and execute SOPs which will protect me from them, for example. The point is, by doing that would trigger red flags in "Five Eyes". The local branch of that outfit could start getting interested in me. And....hehe...I just don't think it would be good for me. I mean, they can, with ease, put anything they want on my network (even by breaking and entering) and have me processed by a domestic court. Etc.
    If THIS guy can get that treatment, no need to say anything more.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/918580/ex-sas-soldiers-child-sex-crimes/
    And they can do even worse.
  • @95Theses
    Thanks for this very revealing (not to mention disconcerting) post.

    But it's got me wondering. I'm on an iMac desktop which I purchased in mid-2011. It's the last year a DVD/CD player was incorporated into the unit. Also, I still use a landline (AT&T – but not U-verse) and only a wired modem. From what you've written it appears I'm on the safe side, though I would welcome any additional security – anything reasonably priced for someone of meager means, now that I am retired.

    Question: given my setup, is it advisable to add more layers of security, and if so, do you have any specific recommendations? I would really appreciate any suggestions.

    Thanks again!

    95Theses

    The physical aspects of how you get your Internet connection don’t matter much. Be it wired or wireless makes little difference. Once you have a connection, your box is visible to the entire world via it’s IP address. Anyone can interrogate your box to discover which ports (services) are open (advertised).
    Most people have no idea how communications actually work between machines. The average person has never heard of SSH, FTP, SMTP, etc and what they offer and represent. Operating systems that are promiscuous by design, like Windows and Mac, to be ‘user friendly’ are thus insecure by design. Later version of those operating systems incorporated rudimentary changes to offer better security, but those are just patches atop a system that was originally not designed with security in mind.
    Layers of security are the best approach. Your Internet connection should go to a stringent firewall that sits between your computer and the outside world. That firewall is your first line of defense. Think of it as a heavy door between you and an attacker. The more doors separating you from the attacker the better. Breaking down one door leads to another.
    Realistically, most people don’t have a true firewall. They pretend that starting a firewall application on their one and only machine is equivalent to having a real firewall. That’s simply not true. Most people also don’t have the knowledge to write the rules for a firewall, and even if they did, their desire for a user friendly operating environment usually means they’ll drill logical holes into their firewall to allow them the ease to do things without too much hassle.
    Linux was designed from the ground up as a secure platform. That’s why the vast majority of Internet servers are Linux boxes. People running Linux work stations for their personal computing are those folks that have a native desire to understand how the tech works and not just that it does work. Windows and Mac were designed for people who wanted to stay ignorant of how the tech worked as long as it did work. Sadly, the history of security issues with Windows especially is very long. Mac has done a better job. In general, the older your operating system is, the weaker is its security capabilities even if turned on.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    Maybe I stand corrected, a bit.
    You can add some value to the topic when dispensing with ...ahm....adjectives and attributes of the derogative nature.

    Now, I disagree with some paragraphs in the comment but no way I am going to start sparring here re "tech".

    What is interesting in the comments section, so far, is that the person you replied to probably read both your and my comments, and choose yours.
    Could be my style, but I doubt it.
    I think it was, more likely, wishful thinking.

    Now, a little food for thought for a tiny minority reading this which understands a bit or two about tech security.
    When the majority of people have their systems so easily penetrated and, if deemed prudent, exploited, what does it make of you/us who can have our systems hardened up?
    Hardened up even to a point of no penetration, let alone exploit?
    What could happen next?
    "They" give up?
    Or, they try harder, using other methods?

    Just a thought.

    , @95Theses
    Thanks for your respectful reply. It’s infinitely preferable to gratuitous sarcasm when I am earnestly asking for help in improving my security/privacy.

    That said, do you have any specific recommendations in the way of modems, firewalls for Macs – i.e., brand names, or links to products which will add layers of security?

    Thanks again.
  • Every day we wake up. We kiss our loved ones goodbye and go to work. We accomplish goals and finish projects, all to return home and reunite with our loved ones. Kerry Charley was a 52-year-old white man living in "vibrant" part of St. Louis. He had a 32-year-old white girlfriend. He was a mechanic....
  • @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
    Amen. I talked to a trucker who carried (he was American - he leaves his gun at home when coming to Canada). He said "you can always get a new job but you can't get a new life".

    In fact the trucking industry is desperate for drivers. Smart move when delivering in negro infested areas.

    I went to Brooklyn Tech High School in New York decades ago; one of 3 public schools that required an entrance exam to get in. It was in Bedford Stuyvesant, a really terrible neighborhood. The day of the entrance exam I got mugged by two black guys with a zip gun (look it up). It was mid winter and they stole my watch, money and shoes.

    Over the next 4 years I got mugged a few more times, always by local black guys and got knifed twice and shot once. Good thing was it was always in winter when a heavy coat took most of the punishment, even the zip gun flesh wound. In my last year I carried a real 22 cal pistol. The next guy was going to eat lead.

    Graduated to enter Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in the same lousy neighborhood. In my junior year 2 black guys surrounded me on an empty subway platform. One finally got the courage to demand my money after flashing a switchblade. I looked him straight in the eyes and told him to back off or I’ll kill him as I still had the 22 in my coat pocket. He hesitated and they both went away.

    Moved to Texas. Carried a 9mm for decades and had a few close calls but never had to show it. Carrying is my right as a human being despite what the law says.

    • Replies: @Loren
    I know Polys neighborhood. Thats down town, brooklyn heights.
    A few blocks form the water. Not Bed sty.
    I spent many years in south brooklyn.
    , @Susan
    Too bad you didn't get to use it on a few of those worthless-excuses-for-human that attacked you. That's a horror story!
  • Will you cut down on your indignation, won’t you, my American friends? Do you have to replay your Salem Witch routine again and again? I refer to the notorious case of Jeffrey Epstein, for sure. I can understand (and sympathise with) the practical reasons behind this case. A Trump’s counterattack on Clinton clan; a payback...
  • One should note that the ‘law’ is just an opinion, crafted by legislators (sociopaths, liars, the true criminal class) and backed up police (thugs with badges protected by special laws).

    The simple fact that laws vary by jurisdiction proves that law is just an opinion. Further proof might include speed limits that always end in a 0 or 5 and hence have no scientific backing and marijuana IPO’s taking place while people sit in prison for possession for what is now legal to purchase as long as the state gets its cut.

    Rape is a crime of violence with a sexual component. The violence is the problem. One can argue whether a young person has the mental maturity to voluntarily engage in sex all day long and never arrive at a factual conclusion as it depends on the individual involved. No one can know the mind of another person, not even the frauds in the psychology or psychiatry ‘professions’. Therefore writing laws that state a given age for when sex is permitted is just more opinion and shouldn’t exist.

    If someone can have sex with no remuneration as in a normal relationship, then sex for remuneration should not have a social taint. The sex happens either way, so the sex isn’t the issue. Anyone that objects to a voluntary transaction between two individuals needs to examine why they object as it makes no sense.

    Epstein is probably a blackmailer working for the CIA and Mossad. Blackmail is frowned upon but shouldn’t be. If you’ve done something you’re ashamed of you shouldn’t have done it. To tell the world of your misdeed is just informing the public of your less than stellar character. This should be applauded by the voting public when the blackmailed person is a member of the political class.

  • Every day we wake up. We kiss our loved ones goodbye and go to work. We accomplish goals and finish projects, all to return home and reunite with our loved ones. Kerry Charley was a 52-year-old white man living in "vibrant" part of St. Louis. He had a 32-year-old white girlfriend. He was a mechanic....
  • If the law denies you the basic human right of self defense, then ignore the law and arm yourself against the thugs who are already armed.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
    At my new job it is against the rules to carry a firearm, even if you have a conceal permit because it's DOT policy. I and many of my colleagues still carry or keep a gun in the truck regardless, because we are often working by ourselves in bad areas. My view on the matter is "I can't find a new job if I'm dead"
    , @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
    Amen. I talked to a trucker who carried (he was American - he leaves his gun at home when coming to Canada). He said "you can always get a new job but you can't get a new life".

    In fact the trucking industry is desperate for drivers. Smart move when delivering in negro infested areas.
  • As obsolete tanks rolled in Washington for the Fourth, and fighter planes howled in adrenal provocation, and the truculent classes reveled, besotted by in America’s eternal martial priapism, the alert might have asked: What, exactly, has der carrot-topped Fuhrer actually accomplished? A look at Trump’s report card: North Korea: A negligible country of twenty-five million,...
  • @HammerJack
    Agreed. Though I don't think 50 countries would be practical, we'd surely have a much better chance at freedom if the U.S. were broken up into several.

    The governors would become interim presidents. I can’t imagine any governor/president voluntarily giving up his position to merge his state with another one. Therefore, I see 50 new countries for quite some time if the Fed Gov were to disappear.

    I can dream can’t I.

  • The United States believes that it is so invincible, exceptional and so frightening that no one would ever dare to protest, let alone defend its people against constant humiliation, economic embargos and military threats. It used to be like this for quite some time. In the past, the West used to bully the world before...
  • I do hope ‘things will let go; collapse’ . That’s about the only thing that can stop the Fed Gov from murdering people around the globe. It would also focus the pea brains of the US population on where the problems lie.

    Once the economy staggers and then falls due to the heroin the Federal Reserve provides no longer working as it used to, things will change because there’s no other option. The states should use that opportunity to secede en masse leaving the Fed Gov as an empty shell with no one to bully.

  • As obsolete tanks rolled in Washington for the Fourth, and fighter planes howled in adrenal provocation, and the truculent classes reveled, besotted by in America’s eternal martial priapism, the alert might have asked: What, exactly, has der carrot-topped Fuhrer actually accomplished? A look at Trump’s report card: North Korea: A negligible country of twenty-five million,...
  • @HammerJack

    Trump is owned by Israel.
     
    Correction: Trump is owned by the same people who own Israel. They also own the USA by the way and frankly, as awful as he is, Trump is probably as good as it gets in such a place. He has essentially the entire society opposed to his every breath. Media, corporations, institutions, everything. It's a miracle every day that he survives.

    You drilled a bit deeper and I have to agree with you. The fact that he is owned, regardless of by whom, is the problem. I’ll also agree with you that the stupid system known as the Fed Gov is the root problem.

    The US is too big to be ‘led’ by one idiot, one swamp of Congress critters and a handful of ideologs that make up stuff as they go along. The Fed Gov is a giant liability for the people of the 50 states and those states should rescind the charter that created the Fed Gov.

    50 new countries with 50 different opinions on how things should be. In short order, failures would show up the ridiculous policies that survive today due to transfer payments from the Fed Gov. With 50 new presidents, etc to bribe, it will be more work for the powers that shouldn’t be to function.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    Agreed. Though I don't think 50 countries would be practical, we'd surely have a much better chance at freedom if the U.S. were broken up into several.
  • @jeff stryker
    BILL


    Syria is an internal beef. They do not threaten the US. Syria is not even a proxy war, though Russian and Turkish are sort of on the fringes of it.

    What would you have Trump do? His first campaign promise was to stop wasting American money and lives in foreign toilet bowl countries in ME. He's done that, albeit with some half-assed threats leveled at Iran.

    Trump is no good at foreign policy and we cannot expect him to be. He was largely elected to deal with US internal issues. Chiefly illegal immigration. He's attempted that. Considering the fight Congress and the Democrats have put up it is a miracle he made in progress on this at all.

    Syria is absolutely NOT an internal issue and it IS absolutely a proxy war. Where do you get your info from?

    The US has supplied arms for the crazies fighting Assad’s gov’t. I call that having a proxy. The US has US soldiers in the country illegally under international law. Within the first 5 minutes after inauguration Trump could have issued orders to leave the Middle East starting right now. He didn’t. He sent missiles into Syria using a bogus pretext. He has allowed the fat slob and the mustache to run foreign policy while he tweets.

    The Afghan war is now 18 years old. Afghanistan did absolutely nothing to the US and the US invaded. Trump could have stopped that too. He didn’t.

    Guantanamo is still open. Hillary is still walking around. I could go on about how much of an abject failure Trump is, but that would be a small pamphlet.

    Trump is owned by Israel. Not only is he no good at foreign policy, he is completely missing in action as concerns the ME.

    • Replies: @HammerJack

    Trump is owned by Israel.
     
    Correction: Trump is owned by the same people who own Israel. They also own the USA by the way and frankly, as awful as he is, Trump is probably as good as it gets in such a place. He has essentially the entire society opposed to his every breath. Media, corporations, institutions, everything. It's a miracle every day that he survives.
  • It is discouraging to note just how the United States has been taking on the attributes of a police state since 9/11. Stories of police raids on people’s homes gone wrong are frequently in the news. In one recent incident, a heavily armed SWAT team was sent to a St. Louis county home. The armed...
  • @peterAUS

    As for breaking into systems to listen in on every keystroke, that does exist and is made possible by people dumb enough to use the Windows operating system and their joke of a firewall.
     
    You believe that running ANY version of UNIX-like OS will prevent that type of exploit?
    O.K.

    And, more, I guess that UNIX like system calls get executed by firmware running on top of digital electronics hardware. Two additional layers where "they" can put whatever they want. Even in the factory.

    Speaking of the former a question for somebody, perhaps:
    Had a chat with a friend who is a network security specialist (firewalls and such) over the weekend. We got into a chat re:"O.K. I know they can compromise my systems. To exploit it properly they'd need to send some data back to somewhere. Now.....what piece of hardware/software can we put somewhere from our machine NIC to the router to see, recognize, that traffic".
    I mean, at the end of the day it must be an Ethernet (I guess for 99,99 % of people) frame.
    We decided it's possible but requires just too much work...hehe...
    But, then again, both of us aren't THAT good in this game. Maybe somebody here is. So, what would you suggest we could do and which doesn't require a lot of work, even on a daily basis?
    Just to recognize the exploit communicating with the outside world.

    As for the later:
    With the current level of integration, can any non-major Government player, with certainty, recognize what electronics on the chip does?
    Say: this is Control Unit; this is Floating Point unit; this is....I don't know. Let's do some tests and see what THIS part of the chip does. Possible?
    Hehe...I remember the days of old PDP types when you could trace any signal and know exactly what "this" piece of digital electronics does. Not so sure it's even possible anymore today.
    Bottom line, easy to put, I guess, some "proprietary" hardware backdoor type.
    Anyone?

    Don’t put words into my mouth so you can build a straw man. I never claimed that Linux was invincible as that would be stupid. When comparing the major operating systems, Windows is at the very bottom of the heap for security. Mac is a nit, so who cares? Linux is head and shoulders above all the possible operating systems a normal person or corporation might want to use.

    The average person has an IQ of 100. Pretty dumb. That person will use a garbage operating system like Windows with little regard for security until the lack of security bites them. Corporations use Windows because management is primarily made up of average IQ people that are not interested in security; they want bells and whistles, ease of use, shiny sparkly BS.

    The recent ransom payoffs by municipalities is evidence that their systems are wide open to hackers.

    I’m a retired white hat hacker. I installed a very customized firewall for a major Dallas area defense contractor’s employee recreation/gym facility. As soon as I plugged it in the logs started growing. I though I messed up. I investigated only to discover the huge volume of traffic coming in from foreign countries on protocols that scream HACK. I reported this to management and they told me not to mention it further. That firewall stayed in place and shitcanned the traffic, but no one was interested in reviewing what systems those attackers had access to via their compromised network before the firewall.

    At another site, I got a contract to attempt to break into a corporate network. Long story short, I was in in a few minutes and left a message on one of their servers. Next day, I got call from the corporate offices to show up for a meeting that afternoon. When I explained that their very expensive hardware based firewall was as clear as glass to ALL traffic because their IT staff had never written any rules, the HMFIC fired 8 people on the spot in my presence.

    You can’t buy canned security. You have to work at it and monitor what’s going on. With Windows, you had better put a Linux firewall in front of it because Windows security always has been trash.

    • Replies: @Johnny Rico
    Duh. Who cares.
    , @95Theses
    Thanks for this very revealing (not to mention disconcerting) post.

    But it's got me wondering. I'm on an iMac desktop which I purchased in mid-2011. It's the last year a DVD/CD player was incorporated into the unit. Also, I still use a landline (AT&T – but not U-verse) and only a wired modem. From what you've written it appears I'm on the safe side, though I would welcome any additional security – anything reasonably priced for someone of meager means, now that I am retired.

    Question: given my setup, is it advisable to add more layers of security, and if so, do you have any specific recommendations? I would really appreciate any suggestions.

    Thanks again!

    95Theses
  • The United States believes that it is so invincible, exceptional and so frightening that no one would ever dare to protest, let alone defend its people against constant humiliation, economic embargos and military threats. It used to be like this for quite some time. In the past, the West used to bully the world before...
  • @Markster
    When I was in high school we had a bully, always taking kids lunch money, punching them, throwing their books in the trash, calling their mothers sexual names and so on. He had two cohorts who did the same using him as their muscle to intimidate and beat on the weak. This went on for some time and finally became unbearable. One day while he was on a lower stair someone pushed a sharpened pencil into his neck. The poor fellow fell in shock and other students took the opportunity to savagely kick and stomp him in his head, groin and about his body. One of his associates later got a rock in his head sending him to the hospital for 10 stitches.

    This is what happens when folks get bullied and the "victims" arrive at the point where they no longer care what happens to them. On an international scale the bully is the USA with associates like the UK and France. We have already seen little victims give the bully a bloody nose. Vietnam, (the last US troops fled from the embassy roof) Iraq and Afghanistan come to mind. North Korea thumbs its nose at the goon. Venezuela and Iran are defiant and the thug, for all its rhetoric is afraid to resort to physical violence. However bigger boys China and Russia have been targeted and have become players.

    However it is always the small guys who retaliate feeling that that they have lost all dignity and have nothing more to lose.

    This article is right on. It is only a matter of time before the US gets another thrashing.

    Brace yourselves mothers and fathers. Its your sons who will come home maimed, mentally unstable or dead (the lucky ones) for scum draft dodging politicians who never learn and who send youth to bleed for their illusions of grandeur.

    Mothers and fathers who have done such a piss poor job of raising their children to have them do something as stupid as join the US military will chalk up the deaths or mutilation of their children as a symbol of pride.

    They will wave the flag proudly and claim it was worth the loss because to do anything else would show them up as being stupid and amoral, which in fact they are.

    • Agree: The scalpel
    • Replies: @Markster
    I agree. One US drill instructor told me the quality of recruits is so poor its enough to make a man weep. The majority are mentally and physically deficient but quotas have to be met. If you can count to two and can lift a fork to your mouth you could be the next great general.

    Instructors are also not allowed to holler at them or hit them and have to be respectful and not get spittle in their faces or call them, their mothers and sisters names. Many cry and breakdown in basic training and have to be given training on how to get through basic training.

    Many have served in Iraq, not seen any action having been in the support and supply areas and yet come back to the States as cuckoo as ever.

    I dont know how they will hold up in a conflict but your point is well taken. The parents whether together or not never laid a solid foundation in their upbringing and you cannot make a silk purse from a pig's arse !
  • First things first: let get the obvious out of the way Homosexuality is a phenomenon which has probably always existed and which has often polarized society into two camps: those who believe that there is something inherently bad/wrong/pathological/abnormal with homosexuality (probably most/all major religions) and those who emphatically disagree. This is normal. After all, the...
  • When any supposed scientific/professional body bases a claim on ‘consensus’, then you KNOW that this body is fraudulent and is just espousing an OPINION based on no empirical evidence. These scientists/professionals are BS artists with PhD’s.
    Don’t listen to a word they say.

  • As obsolete tanks rolled in Washington for the Fourth, and fighter planes howled in adrenal provocation, and the truculent classes reveled, besotted by in America’s eternal martial priapism, the alert might have asked: What, exactly, has der carrot-topped Fuhrer actually accomplished? A look at Trump’s report card: North Korea: A negligible country of twenty-five million,...
  • @jeff stryker
    Syria was a situation created in Obama's time. Trump inherited it.

    Trump inherited it and hasn’t done a damned thing to stop it. He owns it.

    • Replies: @Montana Guy

    Trump inherited it and hasn’t done a damned thing to stop it. He owns it.
     
    Exactly RoatanBill! The global elites have their perfect scapegoat in place for when they initiate their 'global economic reset' (their words not mine).
    , @bluedog
    Be quite my friend don't tell the meatheads that, for he also owns N.K. Iran Venezuela and a host of others for regime change.!!
    , @jeff stryker
    BILL


    Syria is an internal beef. They do not threaten the US. Syria is not even a proxy war, though Russian and Turkish are sort of on the fringes of it.

    What would you have Trump do? His first campaign promise was to stop wasting American money and lives in foreign toilet bowl countries in ME. He's done that, albeit with some half-assed threats leveled at Iran.

    Trump is no good at foreign policy and we cannot expect him to be. He was largely elected to deal with US internal issues. Chiefly illegal immigration. He's attempted that. Considering the fight Congress and the Democrats have put up it is a miracle he made in progress on this at all.
  • And actually funny. (Funny because if he doesn’t follow through and deny Ankara the F-35, he will lose face and, if he does withhold the airplane, he will lose Turkey. Brilliant.)

    Ironically, this would be brilliant.

    The sooner NATO disintegrates, the better for humanity.

    Just as much of your list describes, the more Europe and Russia and China and Latin America repudiate the ZUSA, the better it is for the world’s people, and especially the American people.

    The ZUSA needs to be marginalized on the world’s stage, as an arrogant and unaccountable rogue state. The sooner the rest of the world, hates the ZUS government as much as I do, the better things will get.

    When the entire UN boos unanimously whenever an Israeli / ZUS politician gets to the lectern, and gets treated the way Chavez treated Dubya, (in that beautiful and historic moment) the better things will get for the world.

    Putin, a grown-up, to take Russia out of dollar holdings, trade in local currencies, seek an alternative to SWIFT, and ally with China for protection against Washington. Net result: Strongly negative.

    Strongly negative for the ZUS and it’s ((federal reserve note)), strongly positive for the beleaguered people of this planet, (including those of us stuck in the ZUS of A)

    • Agree: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @animalogic
    Great comment. The ZUSA is indeed the principal danger the earth faces.
    And, incidentally, assuming Russia would sell them, Turkey WOULD be better off with the SU 57. China also has some great aircraft here or in the near future.
  • It is discouraging to note just how the United States has been taking on the attributes of a police state since 9/11. Stories of police raids on people’s homes gone wrong are frequently in the news. In one recent incident, a heavily armed SWAT team was sent to a St. Louis county home. The armed...
  • Any competent programmer can write an encryption algorithm that no supercomputer can decrypt. All it takes is imagination. The problem with that code, however, is that it’s unique to the parties that agree beforehand to use it and therefore does not have the ability to function between non predetermined contacts. I suspect that type of encryption is used all the time by criminal organizations and gov’t, but I repeat myself.

    As for breaking into systems to listen in on every keystroke, that does exist and is made possible by people dumb enough to use the Windows operating system and their joke of a firewall. Security and robustness is why the entire Internet runs on Linux. If people want security, it’s available, but you actually have to know something about computers and security to use it. Therefore the artsy people who can’t balance a checkbook prefer an Apple or Microsoft product. It’s the ‘don’t know anything technical and don’t want to know anything technical’ people that are the political class, the entertainment industry, media, finance, etc that run the world.

    • Replies: @peterAUS

    As for breaking into systems to listen in on every keystroke, that does exist and is made possible by people dumb enough to use the Windows operating system and their joke of a firewall.
     
    You believe that running ANY version of UNIX-like OS will prevent that type of exploit?
    O.K.

    And, more, I guess that UNIX like system calls get executed by firmware running on top of digital electronics hardware. Two additional layers where "they" can put whatever they want. Even in the factory.

    Speaking of the former a question for somebody, perhaps:
    Had a chat with a friend who is a network security specialist (firewalls and such) over the weekend. We got into a chat re:"O.K. I know they can compromise my systems. To exploit it properly they'd need to send some data back to somewhere. Now.....what piece of hardware/software can we put somewhere from our machine NIC to the router to see, recognize, that traffic".
    I mean, at the end of the day it must be an Ethernet (I guess for 99,99 % of people) frame.
    We decided it's possible but requires just too much work...hehe...
    But, then again, both of us aren't THAT good in this game. Maybe somebody here is. So, what would you suggest we could do and which doesn't require a lot of work, even on a daily basis?
    Just to recognize the exploit communicating with the outside world.

    As for the later:
    With the current level of integration, can any non-major Government player, with certainty, recognize what electronics on the chip does?
    Say: this is Control Unit; this is Floating Point unit; this is....I don't know. Let's do some tests and see what THIS part of the chip does. Possible?
    Hehe...I remember the days of old PDP types when you could trace any signal and know exactly what "this" piece of digital electronics does. Not so sure it's even possible anymore today.
    Bottom line, easy to put, I guess, some "proprietary" hardware backdoor type.
    Anyone?
    , @Johnny Rico

    people dumb enough to use the Windows operating system
     
    Stopped reading there. You are not a serious person.
  • The extent of Israeli spying directed against the United States is a huge story that is only rarely addressed in the mainstream media. The Jewish state regularly tops the list for ostensibly friendly countries that aggressively conduct espionage against the U.S. and Jewish American Jonathan Pollard, who was imprisoned in 1987 for spying for Israel,...
  • “CIA and the Russian FSB services are obvious candidates, but they would have no particular motive to acquire an agent like Epstein.”
    This is an assertion with nothing to back it up. The CIA, in particular, has every reason to use an ‘Epstein’ for its nefarious purposes as it IS the deep state or at least a major part of it.
    The CIA owns the drug trade in Afghanistan and Mena, Arkansas can easily be connected to CIA activities along with gun running in Mexico. The CIA is the official criminal organization within the US gov’t and it went rogue decades ago. It can afford to have multiple ‘Epstein’ clones running around to make sure it can control the US political class to not investigate its activities too closely.
    The CIA and Israel are indistinguishable from each other. Israel runs US foreign policy via the CIA and their own Mossad.

  • So it’s been an exciting few weeks for Antifa and the rest of the neoliberal Resistance. OK, they haven’t yet managed to overthrow the Putin-Nazi occupation government (hereinafter “POG”), but they’ve definitely got “the Fash” on the run. “Fascism” hysteria is spreading like wildfire. Liberal Twitter mobs are out for blood. At this point, it’s...
  • @A123

    I respectfully believe people have the God given right of self defense by whatever means they choose despite what the law says.
     
    Self defense. Certainly. Laws like Florida's "Stand Your Ground" help a great deal.

    The problem becomes, even are legally & morally right, the Fake Stream Media would give you the George Zimmerman propaganda treatment. Look what happened after he saved himself when a druggie robber was beating his head against concrete pavement.

    Idealism is not a bad thing. However, I would suggest tempering with reality based on what the world is really like. The neo-Nazi DNC and their Facist media allies have far too much power in the police and court system to taken lightly. Sadly, reality does look like this:

    https://comicallyincorrect.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/who-we-are-dt-600.jpg

    PEACE

    You’re suggesting a compromise with the notoriously insane leftists. That has been the tactic for decades and has produced what we have today. Sorry, but I’m of the ‘take no prisoners’ position on this topic.

    I’ll even go further. I want to eliminate the absolutely useless ‘police’. Numerous court decisions have affirmed that the police have NO duty to protect the citizenry. Just Google it. Given that FACT, what good are they to the average person? They work for the filth in gov’t that pays their salaries, nothing more. They are the enforcers of ridiculous laws and are responsible for hundreds of civilian deaths per year as they ‘do their job’ enforcing laws that shouldn’t even exist. They protect the political class.

    As a group, the police are people that like to use violence as part of their persona and have no otherwise marketable skills. They are part of the trash in the society that the gov’t has awarded the special privilege of abusing the citizenry with special laws written to protect them. If the average citizen was armed there would be no use for these cretins and they would either be on welfare or possibly find honest work. Ditto the military.

  • @A123

    do those shields, helmets and body armor stop 30-06 from, say…. 600 meters?
     
    I respectfully discourage this type of thinking... one does not want to sink to the level of George Soros and his willing sock puppets in an attempt to defeat them.

    There is real risk of a Ukrainian Maidan style false flag operation. Someone could shoot at these terrorists from what appear to be government positions. Such a crisis could be manufactured to help Joe Biden. Hopefully there are enough cameras around to debunk such shenanigans should they occur.

    PEACE

    I respectfully believe people have the God given right of self defense by whatever means they choose despite what the law says. The average person should be armed and dangerous, including idiots like the Proud Boys and Antifa.
    Consider a situation where everyone is armed to dispense a lethal strike against an attacker. There would be no Antifa after the first few were dispatched. The law disallowing our God given rights is the root of the problem with violence on both sides. The violence prevents rational discussion that would air the respective positions that would inform the public and then social norms would define the necessary direction to take.
    No one in his right mind would attack someone obviously armed. For proof, ask yourself how many times police stations have been attacked in the US versus schools, office buildings, hotels, etc. Could it be that the attacker fears retribution?
    “An armed society is a polite society.” – Robert A. Heinlein

    • Replies: @A123

    I respectfully believe people have the God given right of self defense by whatever means they choose despite what the law says.
     
    Self defense. Certainly. Laws like Florida's "Stand Your Ground" help a great deal.

    The problem becomes, even are legally & morally right, the Fake Stream Media would give you the George Zimmerman propaganda treatment. Look what happened after he saved himself when a druggie robber was beating his head against concrete pavement.

    Idealism is not a bad thing. However, I would suggest tempering with reality based on what the world is really like. The neo-Nazi DNC and their Facist media allies have far too much power in the police and court system to taken lightly. Sadly, reality does look like this:

    https://comicallyincorrect.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/who-we-are-dt-600.jpg

    PEACE

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  • @Sick 'n Tired
    I was house sitting for a friend recently and spent some time binging shows on Netflix since I haven't owned a tv in a few years. One of the shows was about the Sacramento County jail where people were awaiting trial or serving out short sentences. They all seemed to be living it up and enjoying their time in there, talking to each other thru the toilets, sending each other food and messages, the whole 9 yards. It was truly pathetic to see these useless wastes of life completely unaffected by the fact they were serving time in jail, and if (when) they do end up back in there, they get a heroes welcome and get to see their friends again....all on the tax payer dime.

    For some people, incarceration becomes a way of life. I watched a YouTube video concerning Portland, Oregon where the police aren’t even attempting to do anything about the huge homeless population of largely drug addicts and mental cases because the gov’t told them to stand down. One shop keeper said he regularly gets robbed and the police won’t even show up if there’s no physical violence involved and the robbers know it.

    The lunatics are running the asylum, as the old saying goes. The decent people are being put upon by the human trash in the society and the criminal justice system is just fine with that. This is not going to end well. More and more money (taxes or deficit spending) is being burned through due to the predators in the society and at some point the whole system implodes or there’s a revolt that gets rid of all the garbage. Either of those choices is bad news simply because gov’t sucks at their job.

    • Agree: Sick 'n Tired
    • Replies: @Onebelowall

    For some people, incarceration becomes a way of life.
     
    A couple of years ago, some (Caucasian) guy was let out of prison after serving 18 yrs for armed robbery of a shoe store. The next day, he went to the same store, robbed it, and was arrested again.This guy must have been a habitual offender to get almost 20 yrs for robbing a shoe store (even if he was armed). Like you said, He was probably so used to being in prison that he couldn't function outside. Like the real-life equivalent of James Whitmore's character in The Shawshank Redemption.
  • You didn’t, and probably can’t, refute anything I said point by point. Simply claiming a non-sequitur doesn’t make it so.

    Why not try to show where my logic is wrong without resorting to an ad hominem? I bet you can’t offer up a cogent defense of your position.

    And, BTW, if you live in the US you already live in a repressive police state that invents things like ‘hate crime’, ‘money laundering’, where the media is just a propaganda organ, where a president has a weekly drone kill list that includes killing US citizens without trial, where the ‘Patriot Act’ and ‘NDAA” neutered articles 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9 of The Bill of Rights, etc. Why not take every day reality into consideration when thinking about what you want and what you already have?

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  • @eah
    The legal system / justice system is at fault for this death.

    Why exactly?

    The law encourages bad behavior as it does nothing to prevent it.

    For crimes there is appropriate punishment which is supposed to act as a deterrent and to that extent "prevent" crime -- but in general of course 'the law' does not 'encourage bad behavior', nor can it or the police really do anything to "prevent" it -- the police will come if you call them.

    This guy had a concerning number of contacts with law enforcement -- but unless there is some kind of 'three strikes' law in Utah for misdemeanors (assault can be charged as a misdemeanor, and probably was in this case), or being charged with misdemeanors, it's not clear what else they could have done about or to this guy -- ?

    When Kersey put outs exaggerated rhetoric like this:

    Never forget… Tukka Gonne is more American than you or me.

    He isn't doing himself or his work any favors -- which is a shame, because more Whites need to see how disproportionate interracial crime really is, and how the media lies to them about it, both by commission and omission.

    You are an apologists for State stupidity. It’s gov’t that prevents the average individual from protecting him/herself with ridiculous gun laws that do not conform to the 2nd Amendment despite what the Supremes say. If people were allowed to protect themselves, crime would plummet along with the human predator population at minimal cost to the citizenry.

    There is no human being shortage. The predators in the society should be eliminated as quickly as possible and that is made impossible by the criminal justice system that actively protects the predators among us. The “law” is BS in this regard. The police are absolutely useless and the law makes the average decent person incapable of protecting him/herself. If that isn’t the stupidest system around, I don’t know what is.

    • LOL: eah
    • Replies: @eah
    Dude, go take a sedative and lie down -- some of us still want to live in a free country, not a police state -- and in any case, most of your comment is a dumb, childish non-sequitur -- I guess you're mad because I called out your bullshit.

    It's too bad my previous comment is still in the moderation queue -- there I said he does not belong in this country, which is about the only criticism of authorities I can reasonably have with the facts as presented in this one account.

    I also noted this part of the story:

    …on surveillance video, Allen’s friend could be seen throwing a metal pole at the group.

    And said that because it appears there was some kind of violent confrontation, and people do have a right to defend themselves, including a shitty African who looks like an ape and doesn't belong in this country, that it may be best to wait for the police investigation to find out exactly what happened, and what the charges will be.

    Grow up man.

  • The legal system / justice system is at fault for this death. The law encourages bad behavior as it does nothing to prevent it.

    I believe the average person should be armed and dangerous thus eliminating the need for the useless police that show up after the fact with their chalk to outline the body. Any person confronted by a predator should kill him to solve that particular problem person once and for all. That would send a message to the next level of predator that things are changing and if they persist in their ways and get caught it’s terminal.

    The entire criminal justice system is one giant farce. They house, clothe, feed and provide medical care for predators on a grand scale so they can be released back into society to offend once more. The solution is no prisons. If warranted, kill the predator or force restitution, not to the state, but to the injured party. We need investigators to determine who did what, and then real justice to solve the problem once and for all. Once there’s a serious price to pay aberrant behavior will be self limiting in a very short period of social adjustment to a new reality.

    • Agree: CENTURION, Love Street
    • Replies: @eah
    The legal system / justice system is at fault for this death.

    Why exactly?

    The law encourages bad behavior as it does nothing to prevent it.

    For crimes there is appropriate punishment which is supposed to act as a deterrent and to that extent "prevent" crime -- but in general of course 'the law' does not 'encourage bad behavior', nor can it or the police really do anything to "prevent" it -- the police will come if you call them.

    This guy had a concerning number of contacts with law enforcement -- but unless there is some kind of 'three strikes' law in Utah for misdemeanors (assault can be charged as a misdemeanor, and probably was in this case), or being charged with misdemeanors, it's not clear what else they could have done about or to this guy -- ?

    When Kersey put outs exaggerated rhetoric like this:

    Never forget… Tukka Gonne is more American than you or me.

    He isn't doing himself or his work any favors -- which is a shame, because more Whites need to see how disproportionate interracial crime really is, and how the media lies to them about it, both by commission and omission.
    , @Sick 'n Tired
    I was house sitting for a friend recently and spent some time binging shows on Netflix since I haven't owned a tv in a few years. One of the shows was about the Sacramento County jail where people were awaiting trial or serving out short sentences. They all seemed to be living it up and enjoying their time in there, talking to each other thru the toilets, sending each other food and messages, the whole 9 yards. It was truly pathetic to see these useless wastes of life completely unaffected by the fact they were serving time in jail, and if (when) they do end up back in there, they get a heroes welcome and get to see their friends again....all on the tax payer dime.
  • Four years ago, I was standing by the grave of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old child who drowned when the rubber boat carrying him and his Syrian Kurdish family from Turkey to Greece was flipped over by high waves. The picture of his small body in a red shirt and black shorts lying face down on...
  • I guess you believe in imprisoning people that have done nothing wrong.

    Requiring a permission slip from a gov’t to leave a country or enter another one means you are a prisoner of a gov’t jurisdiction. It doesn’t matter that the US, Germany, Australia, etc are large areas. The fact that you need gov’t permission to leave means you are in an open air prison.

    As a human being, I have the natural born right to leave from somewhere and go somewhere else WITHOUT asking anyone’s permission. Gov’t gets in the way of this natural born right as it gets in the way of so many other natural rights. Natural rights existed long before the concept of gov’t was invented by control freaks.

    Since you can’t hold a civil conversation, this is my last post to you.

    • Disagree: anon19
    • Replies: @Bork
    The aim of my posts were to show that you are an inveterate moron and a natural born loser like all cuckservatives, christcucks or not. You believe in the by you arbitrarily chosen natural born right for everyone to move everywhere freely yet you whine about them migrants and them tax dollars.

    You dont understand that they will consume your society no matter if they are legal or not, no matter if they have welfare or not, and you dont care because you believe everyone has the right to go everywhere. You refuse to understand that the only way to save your society is to block access to it for both foreign and domestic undesireables because you have these arbitrarily chosen delusions about how the world is supposed to work.

    Guess what? You are going to be sooo surprised when you try to exercize your natural right to go anywhere to go to some livable place where they dont let in migrants and get a big "NO!" when you try to get in. Whaaaaat! You fellas cant leave me here with all them niggras, daagos and spikks! I'm a whyte american, gods second chosen people! So tell me, what are you going to do when you cant white flight anymore within the borders of America? I think you should stew in your pot until you melt.

    , @peterike

    I guess you believe in imprisoning people that have done nothing wrong.

     

    I don't. Imprisoning illegal invaders is a waste of money. Shoot them and throw their bodies into the sea. That includes the ones from China and India getting off the Airbus.

    Soon, very soon, after the first few are shot, they will stop coming.
  • @Bork
    Abolishing welfare for the indigenous poor, sick and elderly doesnt work. Why would it? Even abolishing it for immigrants only do not work even if would help a little. Its just one positive pull factor. You need to add negative push factors, like legal to shoot on sight or something like that to keep them away.

    Look that guy who drowned made $10 per day actually working in his shithole. A gypsy will panhandle that per hour from stupid white people in West Europe. Add copper theft, robbing the elderly, general theft etc and the economic situation looks much rosier compared to home even if they have zero welfare. One fun thing that the gypsies have done here is stealing tons of bicycles for reselling back in Romania and Bulgaria. They ship them back in shipping containers! Of course they do not steal shit bicycles but prioritize the expensive racers liberal look-how-green-I-am morons use to show off their climate consciousness. They even steal free clothes from salvation army give outs to ship back for reselling.

    My point is that because the average income per capita is so much higher in a developed white industrial nation the skin, eye and hair color handicapped will come to partake of it one way or another unless you actively keep them away. Only a Conservative Moron argues like you.

    Nationalists insist on having unique access to their own lebensraum. Conservatives would let in anyone who said he was willing to work for a pittance, and a pittance in America is a fortune in a shithole where daily income per capita is $2.50. The practical end result is that the Conservative Moron invites and manufactures the trash proletariat that one day will rise up and slaughter him and his feeble sons while helping themselves to his Conspiscious Consumption Items, his wife and his daughters. They will come even if they dont have a job and cant get one. They can always sell themselves or drugs on the street. Just ask the recently arrested norwegian minister of fishing.

    Conservative shitheads have no fucking clue when they sprout off their deluded ideological bullshit about "the absolute right of every human being to travel to wherever he wants to go without any authorization from some gov’t entity". You wanna get demograpically enriched, move to the third world, dont invite the third world here and trash society for sane people.

    Why not include the next line I wrote after the line you referenced – “What’s not included in that right is being financially, medically, educationally supported by others once you get there.”

    The average person entering the US illegally is barely literate, if at all. With no really marketable skills, employers won’t hire them. They are left with no options but to partake of the welfare state’s largess. If that support were withdrawn, they would have no option but to leave the country or starve. What part of that don’t you understand? Simply look at the statistics for the percentage of illegals on assistance and that will prove my point. It doesn’t matter if they even want to work as the vast majority are simply ill prepared to compete in a first world country.

    What you subsidize you get more of. That is always true, so if you want less of it simply stop subsidizing it.

    Note I responded to your post without name calling in a calm rational manner. You might try that technique some time to at least attempt to show some class.

    • Replies: @Bork
    "Why not include the next line I wrote after the line you referenced – “What’s not included in that right is being financially, medically, educationally supported by others once you get there.”"

    As I wrote in my previous answer, that doesnt matter. They will still come. It does not matter that they are barely literate - they will still find employment as day laborers at next to nothing black market wages under bilingual and possibly literate supervison. They will live 15-20 to an apartment. Its not something I have made up, it works like that in reality. And if they cant find work, they will live as panhandlers, prostitutes and petty criminals - or worse.

    That doesnt mean I am against cutting welfare for immigrants - its just that it wont help much. If they still have access to your society, they will still come. But you dont seem to understand that because "I believe it is the absolute right of every human being to travel to wherever he wants to go without any authorization from some gov’t entity."

    People of your kind and their families deserve all the pain that is coming for them because its insane individuals like you that put made up abstract morals before empirical observations and logical deductions that have trashed what was once prosperous and safe homogenous white societies. You are simply an obsolete organism drowning in a rising tide of racial darwinism.

    "Note I responded to your post without name calling in a calm rational manner. You might try that technique some time to at least attempt to show some class."

    You are a virtue signaling cuckservative dreg. You bleat about them welfare, muh taxes and muh universal rights when you should bleat about muh childruns and muh peepuls disappearing future. Apparently neither is particulary important to you compared to your tax bill. I guess your exit plan once reality catches up with you is to move somewhere else where they dont let in migrants. Its usually like that when I talk to cuckservatives.

  • This Spring saw a sudden increase in the volume of articles in the so-called "alternative media and blogosphere" about Putin "selling out" Syria or Iran to the Israelis and their US patrons, or both. What was particularly interesting about this campaign is that it was not triggered by any kind of event or statement by...
  • Common sense says that all is not right with Russia’s relationship with the ME countries. For instance, why doesn’t Russia sell their latest and greatest missile system to Syria? Why doesn’t Iran have S400’s? Why is Israel still able to pound Syria seemingly at will?

    If Russia was such a staunch ally of Iran and Syria, why would it standby and allow the US and Israel to illegally occupy and fly in Syrian airspace? No, there’s something wrong here. There’s information missing to make sense of why Russia is allowing Israel free reign and why it hasn’t told the US to get the hell out of the country. Where is Russia in using the BS UN to draft a piece of paper with real writing on it to ask the US to pretty please leave Syria’s territory?

    A real ally would sell nukes to Iran making them a nuclear state instantly and giving Iran the only possible weapon strong enough to discourage Israel and the US from invading. I’ll admit I don’t understand Iran’s position on them NOT wanting nukes. I think they’re stupid.

    • Troll: Twodees Partain, bluedog
  • Last Wednesday’s debate among half of the announced Democratic Party candidates to become their party’s nominee for president in 2020 was notable for its lack of drama. Many of those called on to speak had little to say apart from the usual liberal bromides about health care, jobs, education and how the United States is...
  • It is the people that join the all volunteer military that provide the means to wage war. These people are the real danger as without them, war wouldn’t be possible.

    Not since WWII has the US military done anything even remotely identifiable as defending the USA. All military activities have been offensive and the entire world knows it.

    Identifying oneself as ex US military is a scarlet letter that no one should be proud of. Electing an ex military type would be rewarding bad behavior and installing a person with proven bad judgement for joining the military in the first place.

  • Four years ago, I was standing by the grave of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old child who drowned when the rubber boat carrying him and his Syrian Kurdish family from Turkey to Greece was flipped over by high waves. The picture of his small body in a red shirt and black shorts lying face down on...
  • @Zedrick
    "The solution isn’t a stupid wall. It’s totally unnecessary. Stop supplying ‘free stuff’ to illegals"

    Ridiculous statement. You think the 'tards are screaming hard against the wall? Imagine that ratcheted up by 1 gabillion if free stuff is taken away from ANY brown body's.

    I understand your point of view. However, allowing the mob to dictate a further descent into bankruptcy is not solving anything. When something can no longer continue it will stop.

    The debt load in the US will eventually lead to hyperinflation and thus drag the entire country down. It’s the life boat scenario – adding one more body to the boat will sink the craft and endanger everyone.

    Given how I read the mood of the country, let them scream and even riot if they like. A culture war has been brewing for decades where subsidizing the filth in the society has produced their greater numbers year after year. Whatever you subsidize you get more of. The part of the population that’s been paying the freight for their own destruction are growing weary of the load and at some point violence will erupt to implement a culling of said trash and a re balancing of socially acceptable norms that will include work or starve as the prime motivator.

  • @Paul
    "As long as there’s ‘free stuff’ to be had in the US people from all over will want to partake of it. It is ‘free stuff’ that draws the poor, lazy, uneducated towards US shores."


    Higher wages than can be had in the third world and employers hunting for cheap labor serve as lures.

    “Higher wages than can be had in the third world and employers hunting for cheap labor serve as lures.”

    You are correct. However, these lures are illusory once a goat herder or subsistence farmer with little to no education discovers he’s unemployable. We’re talking about people from Guatemala, Honduras, etc where education is limited at best and the average IQ is in the low 80’s. It is after that realization that the ‘free stuff’ is the option that allows him to remain in the US. Without that ‘free stuff’ assistance, he’d have to go back home where his limited skill set will at least keep him alive.

    We’re talking about people so poorly educated, if at all, that they don’t realize how ill equipped they are to compete in a first world market. Once they get inside the US their job prospects are slim to nonexistent. It is financial, medical and educational assistance for entire families paid for by the US citizenry that allows a non productive illegal resident to survive for the rest of his life on the public’s dime. The US is deep in debt and can’t afford this dead weight.

  • I certainly agree with your assessment. What you’re describing are predators.

    I’m of the opinion that a certain portion of humanity are predators in one form or another. The purse snatcher, the rapist, the murderer, the cop that enjoys his work chasing down speeders to fleece them for harming no one, the entire political class that lives too well, the religious frauds known as priests / rabbi’s / etc that are in the God business, scammers that fleece the public, etc. There are shades of predation in that list.

    I believe the average person should be armed and dangerous thus eliminating the need for the useless police that show up after the fact with their chalk to outline the body. Any person confronted by a predator should kill him to solve that particular problem person once and for all. That would send a message to the next level of predator that things are changing and if they persist in their ways and get caught it’s terminal.

    The entire criminal justice system is one giant farce. They house, clothe, feed and provide medical care for predators on a grand scale so they can be released back into society to offend once more. The solution is no prisons. If warranted, kill the predator or force restitution, not to the state, but to the injured party. We need investigators to determine who did what, and then real justice to solve the problem once and for all. Once there’s a serious price to pay aberrant behavior will be self limiting in a very short period of social adjustment to a new reality.

  • Yes, a wall will work, if it’s backed up by lethal force for anyone that attempts to penetrate it. I agree with you 100%.

    However, it isn’t necessary in the US’s case and therefore would be stupid to implement it. If implemented, there will be no lethal force to protect its inviolability as the leftist would have enough faux outrage to launch the brainless masses into riots if such force were proposed. Therefore, the wall will be penetrated one way or another and no one will then do a damned thing about that. Money down the drain and problem not solved.

    The only way to solve this problem short of no wall and setting up automated machine guns along the border that would kill anything and everything that tries to get past a line is to get people to not want to come across the border. To do that, get rid of ‘free stuff’, drivers license for illegals, anchor babies and all manner of attractants. Replace them with draconian punishments for anyone so bold as to try to come in. While at it, deport ALL illegals already in the US to show that the US is serious about protecting its borders.

    It is the legal system and the liberal mindset that creates the magnet to attract the unemployable low IQ people that flock to the US for a better life. It is a better life for them given where they are coming from. I can’t really blame anyone who is simply taking what’s on offer by the morons in Gov’t and their enablers that keep voting them into office.

  • In April, CNN asked me for an interview with one of its hosts, Fareed Zakaria, as part of an hour-long program on “white nationalism.” I was reluctant. Programs of this kind don’t try to understand why people become “white nationalists.” They just dismiss them as “racists,” “haters,” and “white supremacists.” I explained this to executive...
  • Alden, I agree with you completely.

    That’s why I’m an anarchist. Gov’t is where the sociopaths go to make a wonderful living by screwing over the stupid that vote for them continuously. It isn’t just that there is no real choice and that elections are merely selections from the approved pool of scumbags nominated by the crooked political parties. The act of voting FOR ANYONE keeps the fraudulent system alive because the winner can claim a mandate for his/her asinine policies.

    It is the voting public that is the cause of the current situation, always looking for a messiah to set things right the way they see it. They never catch on that the system is rigged and their participation is what allows the gov’t to exist to do the screwing they inevitably get.

    If on election day, the smart people went to the center of town and simply stood still somewhere, people would notice these human manikins accumulating. They might ask of them what it is they’re doing by impeding pedestrian traffic. If the response was that they are objecting to the fraudulent election system and the ultimate stupidity which is Democracy, they might find converts to join them in this silent protest.

    Year after year the number of human manikins would grow to eventually produce an election where some minuscule percentage of the population elected the next presidential figurehead. It would become harder and harder for the political system to keep up the facade of ‘gov’t by and for the people’ because it’s outright BS now and always has been.

    • Replies: @Parfois1

    It is the voting public that is the cause of the current situation, always looking for a messiah to set things right the way they see it. They never catch on that the system is rigged and their participation is what allows the gov’t to exist to do the screwing they inevitably get.</blockquote:

    Fully agree. I have been saying the same thing for ever: elections confer legitimacy to the ruling elite, therefore the voters vote to be oppressed.

    If they were concerned with "democracy", they would set up a voting system where all citizens would be candidates por public offices, and the selection made by chance, easily done in the computer age. Canyou imagine: no parties, no politicians, no election circus, no buying votes, etc.?

    But they don't like Democracy, they want power only, and the privileges, kick-backs and wahtnots.
     

     
  • Four years ago, I was standing by the grave of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old child who drowned when the rubber boat carrying him and his Syrian Kurdish family from Turkey to Greece was flipped over by high waves. The picture of his small body in a red shirt and black shorts lying face down on...
  • As long as there’s ‘free stuff’ to be had in the US people from all over will want to partake of it. It is ‘free stuff’ that draws the poor, lazy, uneducated towards US shores. When they get inside the US, they know they will be taken care of by liberals with no brains. Then they send for their relatives, wash, rinse, repeat.

    The solution isn’t a stupid wall. It’s totally unnecessary. Stop supplying ‘free stuff’ to illegals and while at it stop providing it to the millions of citizen loafers, addicts, baby factories, etc. Fixing the legal system that is the magnet that draws the unemployable to the US is all that’s necessary and that costs nothing compared to a stupid wall.

    I believe it is the absolute right of every human being to travel to wherever he wants to go without any authorization from some gov’t entity. What’s not included in that right is being financially, medically, educationally supported by others once you get there. There’s not much employment opportunity in the US for goat herders, subsistence farmers and in general, people with near zero education or first world marketable skills. The illegals don’t know how uneducated they are compared to the admittedly pretty dumb average USian. Therefore they think they can compete in a first world economy some how. Their mistake is not knowing how comparatively stupid they are and the US’s mistake is supporting them once they cross the border.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist

    The solution isn’t a stupid wall. It’s totally unnecessary.
     
    Hey, if a wall is good for Israel, why isn't one good for the USA? We should stop subsidising the Israeli wall if walls are really so pointless. Wait ...

    From the end of WW2 to the building of the Berlin Wall Antifaschistischer Schutzwall and the fortified DDR frontier, more than 3.5million people left the DDR for the West. After the wall and fortified frontier and for the next 26 years, 100k tried to leave, but only 5k succeeded. Walls and guarded frontiers work; you just have to put the landmines on the proper side and have the guards point their guns the proper way with orders to shoot to kill.
    , @peterike

    As long as there’s ‘free stuff’ to be had in the US people from all over will want to partake of it. It is ‘free stuff’ that draws the poor, lazy, uneducated towards US shores.

     

    That is certainly true. But another part of it is how easy it is to fleece the high-trust society that whites created. How many times do you see some local "Medicaid fraud doctors" caught story (such stories never make the national news) and the names are Chang, Patel, Gutierrez, etc. The same is true with endless other kinds of frauds and scams. And when "Doctor" Chang gets caught, he just goes on bail and high-tails it home to China. Ez peazy.

    To say nothing of the massive tax "avoidance" that goes on among immigrants, many of whom are pocketing huge amounts of cash from their businesses yet are also on every government program under the sun, half of them on fake names.

    So we have the totally lazy bums who come solely to grift, and the slightly more ambitious who come to cheat, lie and steal. And we make it easy for them. What a clown nation we've become.
    , @Zedrick
    "The solution isn’t a stupid wall. It’s totally unnecessary. Stop supplying ‘free stuff’ to illegals"

    Ridiculous statement. You think the 'tards are screaming hard against the wall? Imagine that ratcheted up by 1 gabillion if free stuff is taken away from ANY brown body's.
    , @Bork
    Abolishing welfare for the indigenous poor, sick and elderly doesnt work. Why would it? Even abolishing it for immigrants only do not work even if would help a little. Its just one positive pull factor. You need to add negative push factors, like legal to shoot on sight or something like that to keep them away.

    Look that guy who drowned made $10 per day actually working in his shithole. A gypsy will panhandle that per hour from stupid white people in West Europe. Add copper theft, robbing the elderly, general theft etc and the economic situation looks much rosier compared to home even if they have zero welfare. One fun thing that the gypsies have done here is stealing tons of bicycles for reselling back in Romania and Bulgaria. They ship them back in shipping containers! Of course they do not steal shit bicycles but prioritize the expensive racers liberal look-how-green-I-am morons use to show off their climate consciousness. They even steal free clothes from salvation army give outs to ship back for reselling.

    My point is that because the average income per capita is so much higher in a developed white industrial nation the skin, eye and hair color handicapped will come to partake of it one way or another unless you actively keep them away. Only a Conservative Moron argues like you.

    Nationalists insist on having unique access to their own lebensraum. Conservatives would let in anyone who said he was willing to work for a pittance, and a pittance in America is a fortune in a shithole where daily income per capita is $2.50. The practical end result is that the Conservative Moron invites and manufactures the trash proletariat that one day will rise up and slaughter him and his feeble sons while helping themselves to his Conspiscious Consumption Items, his wife and his daughters. They will come even if they dont have a job and cant get one. They can always sell themselves or drugs on the street. Just ask the recently arrested norwegian minister of fishing.

    Conservative shitheads have no fucking clue when they sprout off their deluded ideological bullshit about "the absolute right of every human being to travel to wherever he wants to go without any authorization from some gov’t entity". You wanna get demograpically enriched, move to the third world, dont invite the third world here and trash society for sane people.
  • In April, CNN asked me for an interview with one of its hosts, Fareed Zakaria, as part of an hour-long program on “white nationalism.” I was reluctant. Programs of this kind don’t try to understand why people become “white nationalists.” They just dismiss them as “racists,” “haters,” and “white supremacists.” I explained this to executive...
  • @anonymous
    Can you finally start using that fine IQ you got going there to climb out of the pagan cesspool, called Christianity, you dug yourselves into?

    Lol! Not a chance, right?

    I’m an atheist, anarchist, and misanthrope among other characteristics. I gave up on religion when I was 10 years old watching the Catholic priests live high on the hog while the rest of the neighborhood was pretty poor. They didn’t work, drove Mercedes and had private garages while my father worked his butt off, drove a beat up Buick and parked on the New York city street.

    I gave up on government when I was 18 and the US Fed Gov wanted to get me killed in Vietnam. I declined their draft invitation by convincing them that I was going to be a WHOLE lot more trouble than I was worth.

    So, I didn’t dig myself into anything.

  • @Rosie

    What’s left of the white race will have the last laugh when things start to break down under non white control and there’s no one smart enough to fit it.
     
    That's a cope. There are easily enough high-caste Indians and Northeast Asians to replace every last one of you, albeit with less innovation. They can frequently be found on this site stirring up trouble between White men and women for their own ethnic purposes.

    Unless you’re suggesting importing those supposed high IQ Indians and Chinese there won’t be enough of them to make up for the loss in whites. Quantity matters. As whites decrease in population, the lower IQ folks will make up an ever increasing segment of the population. They aren’t noted for their work ethic.

    • Replies: @Alden
    All the damage was done to us between 1956 and 1979 when we were 85% of the population and the anti White laws and court orders were done by White male elected politicians and judges.

    Being the majority didn’t help us when the anti White laws were being made.
  • What’s left of the white race will have the last laugh when things start to break down under non white control and there’s no one smart enough to fit it.
    The word ‘maintenance’ has no meaning in many cultures as they’re too stupid to grasp the concept. It has to do with IQ, and the minority soon to be the majority is largely of the low IQ variety. Just look at how well South Africa has done since the black majority took over.

    • Replies: @Rosie

    What’s left of the white race will have the last laugh when things start to break down under non white control and there’s no one smart enough to fit it.
     
    That's a cope. There are easily enough high-caste Indians and Northeast Asians to replace every last one of you, albeit with less innovation. They can frequently be found on this site stirring up trouble between White men and women for their own ethnic purposes.
    , @anonymous
    Can you finally start using that fine IQ you got going there to climb out of the pagan cesspool, called Christianity, you dug yourselves into?

    Lol! Not a chance, right?
  • "For too long our leaders have failed us, taking us into one regime change war after the next, leading us into a new Cold War and arms race, costing us trillions of our hard-earned tax payer dollars and countless lives. This insanity must end." Donald Trump, circa 2016? Nope. That denunciation of John Bolton interventionism...
  • If she gets run over by the Democratic machine, she should consider becoming a Republican and run against that mendacious fraud Trump.

  • For some years I have been organizing the London Conference on Intelligence, which brings together about 25 invited researchers to present papers and debate issues in a critical but friendly setting. (“The London School” was the name give to those who argued that intelligence had a general component, and was heritable). Speakers are chosen for...
  • Astronomy / Cosmology / Astrophysics / etc are, in particular, more BS than fact these days.

    When Astronomy was peering thru a telescope and discovering worlds, craters, etc, it was science. When the entire field started to apply patch after patch to the bogus “Big Bang THEORY’, they went off into the weeds.

    “… a theory built on questionable assumptions should never be the basis for new theories.” – Stephen Smith

    The creation out of nothing of neutron stars, black hole, dark matter, dark energy, pulsars, etc to keep Big Bang going for just a while longer is my beef. Not one of these things has any actual empirical evidence to back it up. When a Cosmologists points at a galaxy and proclaims he sees a black hole at its center, he is telling you he is seeing a unicorn. What they have is mathematics that says these things are possible IF gravity rules the universe, which it probably doesn’t.

    Electromagnetism is 39 orders of magnitude more powerful than gravity and Plasma Physics has a much better explanation for what is seen in the cosmos and has lab experiments to back up its claims. People like Halton Arp, a protegee of Hubble, cataloged hundreds of galaxies where red shift couldn’t explain the observations. For his trouble, he was denied telescope time and hounded out of the US, eventually passing away in Germany.

    People like Anthony Peratt, a Plasma Physicist and researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory, has studied ancient rock carvings that appear to contain similar shapes from all around the world and asked a simple question – ‘what caused unrelated primitive people to draw these almost identical shapes?’. He concluded it was plasma displays in the heavens and then ran the actual plasma experiments to reproduce those shapes in a laboratory. Look up his work and be astounded by the correlation between the drawings and empirical experimentation.

    • Replies: @Realist

    The creation out of nothing of neutron stars, black hole, dark matter, dark energy, pulsars, etc to keep Big Bang going for just a while longer is my beef.
     
    Neutron stars and pulsars are not created out of nothing. But I agree that black holes are suspect and dark matter and dark energy are very suspect. Sadly physicists have allowed mathematics to drive physics, rather than use math as a tool. This has lured physics down dumbass street with such ideas as string and multiverse theories.
    , @Dieter Kief
    I recently spoke to a physicist - for quite some nighttime hours, and one thing he came up with was: Most of physics now is utterly irrelevant in everyday contexts as soon as you leave out the proto-religious side of it.

    Dark holes might well be a possible explanation to fill the holes in current models of the universe - but: These are questions that by the sheer hight of formal education, that is needed to follow them, hardly anybody on earth outside of those inner circles which constitute the debates has to give up on - can't debate really. That is pretty unsatisfactory, I'd hold.

    Now come - - - Halton Arp and Anthony Peratt. Ok. And then what?

    The truth is, that this story starts to become more and more boring - from the standpoint of physicists, even.

    What I don't get is the fascination of an (in almost every case) utterly clueless public for this kind of stuff.

    If I look at it from the metaphysical (or - god forbid: religious) perspective, most of these things seem to be pretty naked and poor too. So what? Enhance scientific progress to the n-th degree? - I can explain this indeed to a kid, that this is no good thing in itself, at least not necessarily so in any case.

    I wish for more physicists to take a stand and claim publicly, that a lot of this dark matter, dark energy, black holes stuff is getting boring - the longer it takes place the more so.

  • The ‘humanities’ and ‘social sciences’ are completely divorced from the concept of empirical evidence. They make stuff up as they go along and via consensus discern their version of truth which become a new ‘fact’ relied upon to discover the next truth and fact, wash, rinse, repeat.

    These disciplines shouldn’t exist at their present level because what they have are just opinions masquerading as deep knowledge. STEM fields have empirical evidence. The squishy humanities and social sciences have opinions backed up by made up mumbo jumbo.

    A huge part of the problem is that we have completely fraudulent ‘professions’ that claim the right to pontificate on their supposed area of expertise and demand we listen to them because they have PhD’s. What they really have is an OPINION on a topic that is no better or worse than anyone else’s opinion and their PhD’s aren’t worth spit.

    Let me list just a few of the fraudulent professions: Law, Economics, Astronomy, Cosmology, Psychology, Psychiatry, all the ‘social sciences’ in general, …

    These supposed ‘professions’ for the most part can’t PROVE anything. They have theories that in extreme cases are deployed as FACTS in normal conversation.

    Take for example Astronomy/Cosmology – Black Hole, Neutron Stars, Big Bang, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, … None of this has the slightest bit of actual evidence to back it up. The ball got rolling when a Belgian Priest concocted Big Bang out of nothing.

    Look at Law – people have been imprisoned for marijuana offenses and today we have companies doing IPO’s whose product is Mary Jane. Speeding is a made up crime to generate revenue. Money Laundering is bogus to allow the state to criminalize financial transactions they don’t like.

    Psychiatry is BS from one end to the other. It almost disappeared as a ‘profession’, but was saved by big pharma as an avenue to dispense drugs with side effects worse than any imagined disease these frauds purport to treat.

    Economics can’t prove anything. They can’t even do a postmortem on an event to say why it happened without getting completely opposite OPINIONS from other economists.

    You get the picture. These are not professions. These are frauds. Although what happened to this individual is problematic, one less practitioner of a fraudulent profession is a good thing.

    • Replies: @anon
    RoatanBill,
    Even though you're wrong on some of this stuff, I got a good laugh at the way you wrote about it. I agree with you on law, economics, psychology, psychiatry and the social sciences.
    But not on astronomy and cosmology. These are based on theory combined with empirical evidence, and if you delve into them more deeply you'll see that they're not dreamy rambling.
    As for PROOF, science doesn't prove anything...but it gives us the best explanation we have of things with the current understanding we have, and one of its beauties and claims to respect is the fact that it always holds itself up to criticism and being shown to be in error. Thus your demand for PROOF is unreasonable.t
    In general, keep in mind that an informed, educated opinion can be better than just any old opinion.
    By the way, that Belgian was way smarter than just your everyday monk.
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  • @Ray Huffman
    Hey, Fred. If Mexico is such a livable place, then why is 10% of it's population living in the U.S.? Why would one third of the remainder like to come here also?

    https://www.cnn.com/2014/08/27/world/americas/mexico-immigration-survey/index.html

    Because of all the ‘free stuff’ the morons in gov’t provide the freeloaders.

    • Replies: @Nicolás Palacios Navarro
    Sad, but true. Being Hispanic myself, to say nothing of living among many new arrivals, I can attest that this is part of the reason why. Especially in illegal immigrant-friendly states such as California, New York, and (increasingly) Texas.

    Consider the cost of having children. Much of the overhead for such personal decisions is covered by the US government, making it possible for some individuals to break even or maybe pull off a small profit. Not only do social workers and sundry other government workers strongly encourgage these immigrants to apply for such welfare, but the extent of this assistance far outstrips that which can be made available by Mexico, let alone any Central American nation.

    Why this country allots such generous benefits to illegal non-citizens is beyond me.
  • The issue of reparations for black slavery got an airing in Congress last week, curiously coinciding with renewed Main Stream Media drumbeating for the white-guilting Central Park Five Rape Hoax. I discuss reparations below, but first a word about an obviously-related news item that doesn’t seem to be getting any drumbeating at all. A 23-year-old...
  • The whole reparations thing is just Democrat talk to get votes from the terminally stupid. It will never happen.

    The perp admitted to the rape. Real justice would be to hand the victim a pistol and allow her to define what just punishment is while facing this piece of human trash.

  • I confess to being mystified by those Americans who lean conservative, like myself, who continue to think that President Donald J. Trump is somehow doing a good job. To be sure, the economy continues to add mostly low paying jobs but claims that the new tax law benefits the middle class are a bit hard...
  • To stop the war before it starts means making Iran much stronger militarily.

    Russia should ship in some nuclear war head missiles under their command and control, thus making Iran a nuclear power by proxy. The threat should cause Israel and it’s bitch, the US, to back off.

    The US should tell Israel to go pound sand; cut Israel off entirely. If Trump had any brains at all, he’d immediately pull all US troops out of the middle east starting right now.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX, Colin Wright
  • Sooner or later the US “maximum pressure” on Iran would inevitably be met by “maximum counter-pressure”. Sparks are ominously bound to fly. For the past few days, intelligence circles across Eurasia had been prodding Tehran to consider a quite straightforward scenario. There would be no need to shut down the Strait of Hormuz if Quds...
  • You have to hand it to the Iranians for basically announcing their intentions to destroy the US economy via the derivatives market that the US financial industry largely produced. Kill them with their own weapon.

    A show down between the US and some entity is inevitable. Be it Iran, China or Russia, the US will be over extended and their very expensive weaponry will, I believe, come up wanting on all counts. The MIC has been scamming the country for decades. The military brass is just bluster. When it comes down to an actual confrontation, the US military will come up short as BS won’t cut it.

    Yes, they will destroy lots of stuff and kill lots of people but then their toys will run out and then what? Missiles will take out the aircraft carriers and the world will see that the emperor is naked.

    • Agree: AnonFromTN
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  • Psychology is one of numerous fraudulent ‘professions’. A PhD in psychology means nothing of value. It’s all just opinion masquerading as deep knowledge; essentially just BS dressed up in a suit and tie.

    As a society, we need to get rid of these fraudulent professions. No one should be able to get a PhD in something that has no basis in provable fact. Giving away PhD’s in opinions is what is leading the world astray from actual truth. Economics, Psychiatry, Psychology, huge portions of medicine, astronomy, law and many other degree programs are nothing more than opinions with no way to test their assertions.

    These people with fraudulent degrees spout their BS opinions and expect the rest of us to believe them. I don’t. Neither should you.

  • President Trump has threatened China’s President Xi that if they don’t meet and talk at the upcoming G20 meetings in Japan, June 29-30, the United States will not soften its tariff war and economic sanctions against Chinese exports and technology. Some meeting between Chinese and U.S. leaders will indeed take place, but it cannot be...
  • The decision made was to replace blue collar manufacturing with white collar finance. Everything became a finance transaction. As manufacturing jobs dwindled, finance jobs multiplied. The banking sector along with Wall St, insurance, higher education and legislation all aimed to fleece the average Joe as much as possible and supply products with a shorter useful life. The Japanese and Germans have some pride in what they produce. Not so for the average US corporation.

    Just look at the rubbish universities are teaching. All the ‘Social Sciences’, ‘Humanities’ and ‘Liberal Arts’ programs turn out dolts that can’t balance a checkbook. Degrees in what I call ‘Basket Weaving’ professions abound. PhD’s are available for things that are just opinion like law, economics, huge portions of medicine, astrophysics and a host of other ‘professions’ that don’t have to prove a damned thing.

    A huge portion of the workforce is incapable of and allergic to anything to do with producing something real. They want to become movie stars, hedge fund managers, politicians, etc; all people that make a lot of money for doing next to nothing in the current US system. Why would anyone in the US culture want to stoop so low as to become a professional that requires a STEM degree? Math is hard!

  • @Sam J.
    "...China should sanction Walmart..."

    I wish they would. Walmart would immediately find a new supply chain. It would, over a bit of time, be the greatest boost to American manufacturing in all of it's history. With 3-d manufacturing of molds, robots and modern processing I think manufacturing could come back to the US but it takes a lot of cash to get it rolling and no one wants to bet on that.

    The reason manufacturing left originally was because it’s too expensive in the US given labor rates, environmental costs, taxes, regulations, etc. Other places in the world have a lower cost of production and cost is always a consideration in a competitive market.

    When the first widget maker left the US, his competitors were almost forced to follow or suffer a major competitive disadvantage. Nothing has changed to bring manufacturing back to US shores, at least not the way it was after WWII.

    Maybe after the next depression when the Dollar loses its reserve status, the Federal Reserve is shown the door, sound money returns and ridiculous wars actually have to be paid for with something tangible instead of worthless green paper, then sanity and manufacturing just might return to the US.

    • Replies: @Miro23

    The reason manufacturing left originally was because it’s too expensive in the US given labor rates, environmental costs, taxes, regulations, etc. Other places in the world have a lower cost of production and cost is always a consideration in a competitive market.

    When the first widget maker left the US, his competitors were almost forced to follow or suffer a major competitive disadvantage. Nothing has changed to bring manufacturing back to US shores, at least not the way it was after WWII
     
    In the 1950's the US was world leader in many classes of manufactured products, in fact it was the world's nº1 manufacturing power.

    With digitalization and the internet, modern style globalized production became a possibility. Manufacturers could very profitably cut their production costs to 60c an hour Asian rates, plus avoid all the US bureaucratic costs and hassles. All it needed was the political OK which they got (bought) with the convenient NeoLiberal political philosophy of tariff free globalization.

    The point is, that it didn't have to happen this way. Japan and Germany are still leading manufacturing powers. For example, Sony in Japan is still developing key technologies in cameras and is producing and marketing world class products. They outsource production of non-key components to China, Thailand etc. but with detailed quality control (not just lowest price as with the US). Same with the German auto industry and East European outsourcing.

    There was a decision somewhere, that these industries and their advanced technologies would remain Japanese and German. They had local and world markets that would pay for premium products. US manufacturers simply went for the lowest cost, and fully bought into the Neoliberal philosophy that the US was an advanced and clean post-industrial service economy, (with the myth that the workforce would be freed up to retrain for higher value added jobs).

    The US seems to be a market with little loyalty to US manufactured products, combined with a destructive cult for ever lower prices.
  • @Atalanta
    Hudson left out China's rare earth metals as leverage. US military can't operate without them. So he wouldn't even be able to offer those military toys to the other little boys without China giving over their rare earths. Hudson also left out the fact that China prints its own money, so the plan must also be to control that. That will likely NEVER happen. And Trump has done absolutely squat to at least develop hemp or anything remotely intelligent in the US. These old stupid 19th-century Rockefeller OIL and GAS techs are fatal to our planet and they have no real future. Let's move on please. We need more real women, real feminists, like Marilyn Waring in power. This economy is a joke made of male excrement.

    The US has enough rare earth minerals if only the laws would allow for their exploitation. Rare earth minerals are also tied up with Thorium mining restrictions. The nuclear industry doesn’t want Thorium to produce the next generation of reactor that no longer relies on their outdated technology. It’s corporate greed keeping LFTR tech from happening in the US.

    LFTR – look it up. It’s nuclear that’s safe and clean. So clean in fact that it can use the existing ‘spent fuel’ as a source of energy while simultaneously eliminating if from inventory.

  • China should sanction Walmart. They should suspend all shipments to Walmart into the foreseeable future. That would get the MAGA crowd’s attention for sure. It might even send a weak signal into Trump’s brain that threats can operate both ways.

    Also, I’d like to see some world ‘leader’ simply tell the US to shove it, in so many word; a big middle finger to US ‘diplomacy’ which is in fact just naked aggression. Germany should tell the US to get all its military out of the country. Turkey should get out of NATO and close the Incirlik air base. South Korea should form their own deal with the DPRK independent of DC, etc. At some point some entity will be rude enough to tell the truth and that will open the flood gates to others following suit. The US will then be shown as the naked emperor.

    • Replies: @Sam J.
    "...China should sanction Walmart..."

    I wish they would. Walmart would immediately find a new supply chain. It would, over a bit of time, be the greatest boost to American manufacturing in all of it's history. With 3-d manufacturing of molds, robots and modern processing I think manufacturing could come back to the US but it takes a lot of cash to get it rolling and no one wants to bet on that.
  • On Friday, President Trump signed the omnibus spending bill for 2018. The $1.3 trillion bill was so monstrous that it would have made the biggest spender in the Obama Administration blush. The image of leading Congressional Democrats Pelosi and Schumer grinning and gloating over getting everything they wanted -- and then some -- will likely...
  • We definitely don’t need a second political party. What we need is to get rid of all political parties.

    But that’s just tinkering around the edges of the real problem. When elections are split roughly 50%/50% time and time again, that should indicate there’s a larger problem that need to be solved. Clearly, it is the size of the United States of America that’s the problem. It encompasses too much territory. It encompasses too many people with differing ideas on how things should be. There shouldn’t be a single person with the title of President of the United States that has the wherewithal to start another war to end humanity.

    The US of A needs to be broken up into more manageable parts where differences of opinion can lead to areas where the inhabitants are more likely to share their world view. The States should all declare an end to the Fed Gov and go their separate ways; 50 new countries. The entire world would be a more peaceful place if the warmongers that infest Washington DC would lose their sponsorship. People could vote with their feet and move to an area more conducive to their needs and outlook.