By Bionic Mosquito
August 21, 2014Email PrintFacebookTwitterShareI continue with my review of The Rise and Decline of the State, by Martin Van Creveld. The introduction can be found here.Van Creveld’s opening chapter covers what he describes as the time before the state – pre-history to AD 1300. In this chapter, he reviews tribes – with and without rulers, city-states, and early empires – e.g. China and Egypt.
In this post I will focus on his section regarding the city-state. As in all such sweeping views of even a specific aspect of history, much of what is written is a generalization – not all aspects will be found in every city-state. …the outstanding feature of classical city-states was that their citizens appointed certain persons among themselves to govern all of them. …we are talking here not of rulers but of magistrates.
Unlike many of the tribal societies before, governance of the city-state was not based on descent. This position also did not come with the concept of “ownership”; the appointed magistrates did not “own” all of the property or the people – they were not necessarily the wealthiest or most powerful citizens of the city, they did not lord over the other citizens:
Couple days ago I purchased some bamboo…Buddha Belly “Kimmei”…haven’t seen any of this since my second trip home from Nam in ‘71…not surprised @ the increase in price…had found BBB @ an old nursery i
n San Diego back then…a couple years L8R it was out of hand in both vista and fallbrook where I had planted it…dunno what ever became of it…great plant, bamboo…amazing!
By Frosty Wooldridge
June 19, 2014NewsWithViews.comWith immigration’s continued onslaught prompted by the 1965 Immigration Reform Act jammed through Congress without debate, we added 100 million people to America from 1965 to 2007.
We jumped from 194 million people to 300,000,000 million in 40 years by 2007. That same bill guarantees our country another 100 million immigrants within three decades, that’s 30 years.Yet, our U.S. Senate mob of 100 fools and corporate puppets, supposedly representing our best interests as citizens, passed S744 amnesty bill last April, 2013.
Not only does that bill give amnesty to 20 and possibly 30 million alien migrants, it increases our legal immigration onslaught from 1.1 to 2.0 million immigrants annually.Speaker of the House John Boehner attempts to ram it through his body without a single thought to the long-term consequences. Just like the late Teddy Kennedy with his 1965 fiasco!The final result of that S744 bill eventually guarantees our United States to increase our population from 319 million to 625,000,000 million before this century runs out. It makes us the third fastest growing country on the planet behind China and India.
It means we will double the populations of our 35 most populated cities times three. It guarantees that every citizen will be struggling with endemic poverty, lowered quality of life and diminished standard of living.
This Will Be the Primary Reason for World War III | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show… “Putin Is a Cult HeroPutin is developing almost a cult following among some people in the alternative media. To them, he represents a man with the force of conviction to tell international banking where to go and what to do when they get there. On the surface, Putin champions Christianity, professes disdain for the gay agenda and almost sounds like a conservative as he is reading from the past scripts of Ronald Reagan.”
This Will Be the Primary Reason for World War III
This Will Be the Primary Reason for World War III 17 Jun, 2014 by Dave Hodges Print this article Font size -16+The Common Sense ShowJune 17, 2014 The Bank of International SettlmentsThe Bank of International SettlementsEven if Putin and Obama fail to realize the obvious, they are playing for the same team in a script that has been written for them to play out.
The script will culminate in World War III.The grand master controlling the world’s central banks needs World War III to happen. They need a war to unify the planet, socially, politically, economically and religiously. We are soon to learn the meaning of the popular NWO phrase, “Out of chaos comes order”. The Death of the Dollar Is the Motivating Force Behind WW III Russia is bleeding the Petrodollar dry by leading the BRIC nations in the purchase of Iranian oil for gold.
Frosty Wooldridge — America: Escape Valve for Third World Refugees… “Ironically, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Shepard Smith, Scott Pelley and Wolf Blitzer benignly report the invasion of our country—but they refuse to interview anyone who speaks about the end result of adding 300,000,000 people to America”
By Frosty WooldridgeJune 12, 2014NewsWithViews.comIn the last few months, 47,000 refugee children stormed America’s southern border. They arrived from Central and South America.
The usual onslaught from Mexico’s overburdened population continued by the thousands.In excess of 15 million undocumented Mexican border crossers now call America home. They feed off America’s welfare systems from housing, food, educational and medical care.
They cost taxpayers in excess of $346 billion annually across 15 federal agencies.Bush, Clinton, Bush II and Obama stopped enforcing our borders 30 years ago.
Enslaving Humanity by Weaponizing Water
Dave HodgesJune 10, 2014The Common Sense Show
The ultimate control: The Weaponizing of WaterThe ultimate control:
The Weaponizing of Water Many people are aware that the globalists are attacking humanity in every aspect on multiple fronts.
However, what many do not realize is the globalist attacks upon humanity is present in every fabric of our lives. It is stories like these that make this fact so abundantly clear.Venezuela:
The Canary In the MineIn a scene reminiscent of the 2008 bailouts in which Hank Paulson and friends raped the American economy,
Venezuela’s economy is in shambles because its leaders are more worried about pleasing bondholders and importers than meeting the basic needs of its citizens.Venezuela presently is a record $25 billion in arrears to importers has its citizens waiting hours in line to buy drinking water. Further, its citizens are finding it increasingly necessary to cross borders in search of medicine. Meanwhile, President Nicolas Maduro is using the nation’s dwindling supply of dollars to enrich bondholders.The real story in Venezuela is not the
declining dollars, but the emerging water crisis.
Is the US Preparing to Launch a Nuclear Attack Against Russia and China? | War and Conflict… “It is Dr. Paul Craig Roberts assertion that the United States believes that it can win a nuclear war against both China and Russia. Really, Dr. Roberts, China AND Russia? When I read the Roberts’ article, I was admittedly ans initially skeptical. However,…”
Dave HodgesJune 7, 2014The Common Sense Shownuclear bomb
Dr. Roberts, China AND Russia?
When I read the Roberts’ article, I was admittedly ans initially skeptical.