Beyond Ron Paul, It’s Time to FIRE CONGRESS!
Replace them? Naaah. We should do them just like we should do the income tax — repeal it (fire them) and replace it (them) with nothing. There is nothing that government can do that a private property based, natural law governed society can not do better (more efficiently)–and that includes the provision of protective [police and military] and adjudicative [courts] services) — the gunny, 419
Beyond Ron Paul, It’s Time to FIRE CONGRESS!
Even if Ron Paul becomes president, it will do little good because he is only replacing one bad man. There are exactly 544 more who need replacing.
by Alex Wallenwein
Friday, April 25, 2008
Ron Paul has always said that the Revolution is much larger than him, that he i sjust the catalyst that set it in motion again, after it lay dormant for over 230 years. He is right, of course.
Sinko de America
May 5, 2008
Today is the new Amerikwan holiday: Cinquo de Mayo. I’m sure that, already, Bush very nearly is down to the worm at the bottom of the bottle.
No big deal? It will be, before long, as we get pushed aside by the burgeoning hordes from down South, “just here to do the jobs that we won’t,” such as raping, killing, stealing and usurping welfare and medical benefits that we and our parents sweated so many years to build up.
East LA Marine: The Untold True Story of Guy Gabaldon DVD cover
Photos, video: Arts Alliance America
On April 8, Arts Alliance America will release a new documentary on DVD about a Latino WWII war hero. The 77-minute film, East LA Marine: The Untold True Story of Guy Gabaldon, narrated by Freddie Prinze Jr. in English sets out to tell the story of U.S. Marine PFC Guy Gabaldon posthumously. The film producers support a national campaign to award the Congressional Medal of Honor to Gabaldon. Scroll down to watch a preview of East LA Marine: The Untold True Story of Guy Gabaldon.
When America Counts
by Linda Schrock Taylor
On my recent flight home from Florida, I sat next to a very interesting and articulate gentleman. We talked nonstop, only pausing for shallow breaths, as we discussed the flaws and faults of public schooling. As many may well imagine, once that topic is opened – time stops for me. I explained the “jobs project” infrastructure of our schooling fiasco, as well as the deceptive “educational” decor of the buildings – designs that rise, just like the false fronts that topped buildings in old Western towns, providing cover for evil-doers, both then and now.
I am an agnostic when it comes to explaining the origin of life. I don’t believe yet in evolution, creationism or intelligent design. I can see flaws in all three. I just simply don’t know and frankly don’t think it matters whether we know or not.
My main conflict with the evolutionists is that they wish to assert their theory as fact and to employ government power to ban discussion of creationism and intelligent design on the grounds that they are unscientific or, worse from their point of view, religious. I am against banning any idea, theory, speculation or body of guesses. Human history shows us to be far too error-prone to go around eliminating dissent by majority vote of one of the more ignorant classes in our society, namely politicians.
by Stefan M.I. Karlsson
The latest GDP numbers, that supposedly showed that real GDP expanded 0.6% in the first quarter of 2008 after having expanded at the exact same rate the previous month, was used by a number of economists, mainly supply-side Republican ones, to deny that America is in a recession. First and foremost among them was Larry Kudlow, along with Jerry Bowyer, whose book The Bush Boom Kudlow wrote the introduction of. The argument made is that since GDP supposedly still expands and since recession is supposedly defined as two consecutive quarters of falling GDP, this means that there aren’t no recession.
But as a matter of fact, both parts of this argument is wrong. First of all, recession is in fact usually not defined by two consecutive quarters of falling GDP. Although there were three quarters of falling GDP in 2000 and 2001, these declines were interrupted by quarters of rising GDP, so using the definition of two consecutive quarters of falling GDP there weren’t any recession in 2001. Instead, recession is usually declined as a broad based decline in economic activity, which specifically means falling industrial production, payroll employment, real disposable income excluding transfer payments and real business sales. This, together with some indicator of monthly GDP is how the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) define a recession.
by Geoffrey Pike
There is a movie called Idiocracy in which two average people partake in a hibernation project and end up 500 years in the future. To their surprise, the people in society have turned into complete idiots. Sometimes I feel like this is the world I am living in, especially lately with Earth Day.
The whole “green” movement is a joke and I am baffled by how many people have been swindled out there. I have nothing against others helping the environment or nature, provided that it is done peacefully, but all of this environmental anguish is out of control. Luckily, the average American is only talking about it and doing small symbolic gestures and is not ready to sacrifice their lifestyle.
by Eric Englund
Americans are feeling the pinch of stagflation. Going to the grocery store and to the gas station leaves consumers in a state of sticker-shock. Neighbors are losing their homes. Retailers, restaurants, and countless other businesses are closing their doors. Mass layoffs are being announced with alarming frequency. As inflation and joblessness spiral upward, the economy plunges to greater depths. Opinions abound as to why America’s economic ship is taking on water. Just as certainly as John McCain has personally witnessed global warming, I have ascertained the cause of America’s economic malaise. Indeed, in a moment of deep insight, I have discovered that our economy is sinking in direct proportion to the rise of the environmental movement. The greener Americans become, the further our economy falls.
May 5, 2008
Marines Living Out The Motto: ‘First, Do No Harm’
By Louis Hansen, The Virginian-Pilot
BLACKSTONE–One by one, young Marines in full battle gear climbed into the turret of a desert Humvee parked on a live-fire range at Fort Pickett.
The troops had almost no combat experience – one in 10 has deployed.
An instructor told them to imagine a vehicle was approaching their checkpoint. The Marines had to decide when to reach for a warning flare and when to snap off rounds from their automatic rifles.