…………The Internet has provided an end-around that monopoly, so many libertarians go to work on changing one mind at a time, with an eye on winning the long-game. The Internet also makes the playing field global. It’s just as important for a New Zealander to understand the ideas of free markets and liberty as it is for an American. The power of ideas have no geographical boundaries.
The opposition, on the other hand, is often very short-game oriented. If you’re hungry for power, you want to exercise that power now. You want people to obey now. Education takes time. But you only have 4 years in office. That’s not much time. People often get stuck in their ways, both for good and bad. Education takes lots of effort and persistence.
The Battered Public Syndrome… “I have seen clips of our president lying smoothly, comfortably, and repeatedly in his bait and switch sales pitch for the comically named Affordable Health Care Act. \”You like your doctor; you can keep your doctor.\” \”You like your plan; you can keep your plan, period.\” \”You will have much better insurance for less money\”. \”Your insurance costs will go down by an average of $2,500. \” \”This plan will not increase our deficit by one dime.\” All lies. The public is being battered on health care and that is becoming increasingly obvious.”
The Battered Public Syndrome
American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2013 | Bryce Buchanan
Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013 8:21:14 AM by Alex Baker
The Battered Public Syndrome Bryce Buchanan
The battered wife syndrome is a well-known psychological malady in which an abused partner stays with her abuser, thinking things would be worse without him. They think the separation would be more painful than the beatings and can\’t really imagine life without their man.
For some victims, there finally comes a time when they have had enough and they face the reality that this man is not good for them. He lies to them. He hurts them. Eventually, even his sweet talk falls on deaf ears.
Watching the news this week, I have seen clips of our president lying smoothly, comfortably, and repeatedly in his bait and switch sales pitch for the comically named Affordable Health Care Act.
By Eric Peters: Emasculation As Government Policy… “It’s not so much that they want your guns. It’s your manhood they’re really after.” – LewRockwell.com
It’s not so much that they want your guns. It’s your manhood they’re really after. I mean this in a generic way, mind. It applies equally to men and women. They want to take away your self-respect – which naturally follows once they’ve defrocked you of your ability to take care of yourself.
This should be obvious by now – to anyone who has watched the pathetic spectacle of disarmed (and thus, helpless) men and women being cattle-chuted out of a building with their hands over their heads in the “I surrender” pose following a mass shooting – almost invariably perpetrated in a “gun free” zone.
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Memo to a Thief
Personal Email | Sep 2013 | Friend
Posted on Friday, September 20, 2013 12:55:12 PM by Hulka
Last Thursday night someone stole the tail hook that was attached to USMC Lt. Col. XXXXXXX mailbox at XXXXXXXXX. As a Naval Aviator, it was one of his prized possessions. I wrote the following memo for inclusion in The XXXXXXXX but the publication deadline has passed for the next issue. Please “put your ear” to the ground and perhaps collectively we can identify this petty thief. Please contact me if you have any leads.
Obama’s mental illness becomes worse: His most recent delusional denial | moralmatters.org… “May I propose why Obama’s [growing] mental illness is “a topic largely untouched?” It is because …”
Dick G -
May I propose why Obama’s [growing] mental illness is “a topic largely untouched?” It is because the mainstream media which should be reporting on it, is afflicted with the same type of mental illness and incompetence. All one has to do is visit the MSNBC Network. It has a history of hiring (as their anchors) personalities which would not succeed in the real world of honest business. Some time ago this Moralmatters.org author did an article about MSNBC’S hate mongering extremism, which I believe severely taints all that they report [on]:
Obamacare troops planning home visits
WND ^ | Aug 16, 2013 | Bob Unruh
Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 10:18:20 AM by Cheerio
As you prepare for the IRS to start monitoring your health insurance and make your medical records accessible to thousands, perhaps you also should vacuum your floor, wash the windows and lock up any weapons, should you be so unwise as to actually have them.
(GyG: What The Folks Might Say !!!!!) Can Anyone Think of A PRIME Example of…”Walk Away Scot-Free” ?????
(GyG: What The Folks Might Respond !!!!!) Can Anyone Think of A Better Example of…”Walk Away Scot-Free” ?????
“Obama Should Help America Heal”
is that heal or heel…?????/!!!!!
Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 6:31:13 AM by pookie18
Click on link.
Corrupt Practices and Misuse of Power By The Presidents of The U.S.
Judge Andrew Napolitano FL Judge Rules Health Care Law Unconstitu
Ceding Sovereign Rights to the U.N. – Get Ready!
Conservative Fifty ^ | July 16, 2013 | Vicky Kaseorg
Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 8:34:20 AM by Eccl 10:2
When I raised my own objections to the treaty to Sen. Hagen of North Carolina, I specifically questioned why we would want to accede our sovereignty to a foreign entity. She told me that we would not have to cede any rights to the U.N. that were counter to our own laws.
Were that true, why sign the treaty, I asked? If it is ineffectual, at best it is a waste of time. And if it is not ineffectual, why were we relinquishing our national authority? How was that in our best interest? She did not respond.
Judge Napolitano !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DICK.GAINES.AMERICAN! ~ How did America’s police become a military force on the streets?… “THE RIGHT TO BE LEFT ALONE, COPS AS A STANDING ARMY, ETC.”
Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 4:42:28 PM by kiryandil
Radley Balko asks:
Are cops constitutional?
The sad thing is how many good people there are out there who have been "neo-conned." -- jtl, 419
The modern-day, limited-government movement has been co-opted. The conservatives have failed in their effort to shrink the size of government. There has not been, nor will there soon be, a conservative revolution in Washington. Political party control of the federal government has changed, but the inexorable growth in the size and scope of government has continued unabated.
(Col SELLIN) ~ Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution… By: Lawrence Sellin
Intellihub ^ | June 30, 2013 | Intellihub
Posted on Monday, July 08, 2013 11:55:21 AM by Timber Rattler
A military drill conducted in plain view of the public reasonably creates a spectacle and raises curiosity. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that in the age of technology, some people who happen to be hanging around in public, might film a military drill taking place in open public.
Did Bobby Kennedy Kill Marilyn Monroe?
American Thinker ^ | July 8, 2013 | Stella Paul
Posted on Monday, July 08, 2013 9:32:21 AM by Hotlanta Mike
Marilyn Monroe died in 1962, but she still excites the public so much that her chest X-ray sold for $45,000. She’s the subject of 1,000 books, the inspiration for Macy’s new fashion collection, and an omnipresent icon who outstrips any living star.
So why did the media ignore the stunning new evidence tying Bobby Kennedy to her death?
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com …
The Misused Claim of Moral Obligation
In my role with The Stateless Man, name-calling against me seems to be par for the course. Recently, for example, someone emailed and called me a “Capital Communist.” “Cultural Marxist” is also a regular favorite with my detractors.
As you can gauge, given that I advocate against collectivism, any connection with reality is beside the point when it comes to these character attacks. All I can say is good luck to those people, since any fruitful engagement appears out of the question………………..
Petraeus Paid Off?….. “Former CIA Director General David Petraeus, has gotten a new job and it’s a humdinger. “
Petraeus Paid Off?
Red Statements ^ | July 2nd, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
Posted on Thursday, July 04, 2013 12:23:15 PM by Red Statements
Former CIA Director General David Petraeus, has gotten a new job and it’s a humdinger. Many of you remember that I’ve said many times that people with information on the scandals will either get promoted or get cushy jobs from some liberal company. Since Patraeus has resigned he couldn’t be promoted so the next best thing
Part 2: Defeating cancer naturally—remarkable natural cures that work
In their brilliant book, Cancer Free: Your Guide to Gentle Non-Toxic Healing, Bill Henderson and Dr. Carlos Garcia offer the best and most effective alternatives to treating cancer once you discover it within your body.
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To tell you the truth, I wasn’t prepared for the hundreds of emails that poured into my computer after Part 1 published: “So many of my friends coming down with cancer.” Doctors chastised me that I didn’t go far enough. Others told me their trepidations and experiences. Still others offered tremendously success battle plans for cancer. Thank you all.
Wall Street Journal ^ | May 17, 2013 | CAROL TAVRIS
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2013 3:33:46 PM by neverdem
The “bible” of psychiatric diagnosis shapes—and deforms—both treatment and policy…
The DSM-III (1980) was an effort to jettison outdated theories and terms such as “neurosis” and replace them with an objective list of disorders with agreed-upon symptoms. The DSM-IIIR (1987) was 567 pages and included nearly 300 disorders. The DSM-IV (1994, slightly revised in 2000) was 900 pages and contained nearly 400 disorders.
Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill… “Some activists lament how few anti-authoritarians there appear to be in the United States. One reason could be that many natural anti-authoritarians are now psychopathologized and medicated before they achieve political consciousness of society’s most oppressive authorities.”
Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill
Mad in America ^ | February 26, 2012 | Bruce Levine
Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 1:47:20 PM by ctdonath2
In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of those diagnosed are essentially anti-authoritarians, and (2) how those professionals who have diagnosed them are not.
Anti-authoritarians question whether an authority is a legitimate one before taking that authority seriously.
Evaluating the legitimacy of authorities includes assessing whether or not authorities actually know what they are talking about, are honest, and care about those people who are respecting their authority. And when anti-authoritarians assess an authority to be illegitimate, they challenge and resist that authority—sometimes aggressively and sometimes passive-aggressively, sometimes wisely and sometimes not.
‘Sounds Like Tinley Being Bombed’: Residents Speak Up on Warfare Drills (Illinois)
Patch ^ | April 25, 2013 | Joe Vince
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:20:40 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
From people upset at being kept awake by explosions and helicopters to conspiracy-minded theorists with their own explanations, Tinley Park citizens were outspoken on the Defense Department’s urban training exercises. Read what they had to say.
The highlight of the final night, which began Wednesday, April 24, and went until about 1 a.m. Thursday,
April 25, were numerous flyovers from military helicopters using the village’s helipad. And even though the drills were being staged in Tinley Park, residents in neighboring Frankfort, Mokena and even as far away as New Lenox reported seeing and hearing the helicopters overhead.
GUNNY G: HEY, AMERICA: WHY ARE YOU NOT SURPRISED/OUTRAGED THAT SO LITTLE, IF ANYTHING, IS MENTIONED IN THE “CONTROLLED MEDIA” ON THIS !!! ~ Americans ‘snapping’ by the millions ( record fear, stress, suicide)
Top radio talker Rush Limbaugh recently picked up on this normally unspoken aspect of Obama’s modus operandi: “I think he wants people to snap,” opined Rush. “I think Obama is challenging everybody’s sanity. Obama [is] literally pushing people to snap, attacking the very sanity of the country.”
Americans ‘snapping’ by the millions ( record fear, stress, suicide)
WND ^ | Arpil 21, 2013 | David Kupelian
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 5:04:54 PM by Perseverando
Terrorism. Chaos. Fear of the future. In the age of Obama, America is undergoing a “fundamental transformation” – that much everyone knows.
But what few seem to realize about this transformation is that the sheer stress of living in today’s America is driving tens of millions to the point of illness, depression and self-destruction. Consider the following trends:
Suicide has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of injury death for Americans. Even more disturbing, in the world’s greatest military, more U.S. soldiers died last year by suicide than in combat;
Fully one-third of the nation’s employees suffer chronic debilitating stress, and more than half of all “millennials” (18 to 33 year olds) experience a level of stress that keeps them awake at night, including large numbers diagnosed with depression or anxiety disorder.
Abnormal Is the New Normal: Why will half of the U.S. population have a diagnosable mental disorder?
Slate ^ | April 12, 2013 | Robin S. Rosenberg
Posted on Monday, April 15, 2013 11:28:25 AM by neverdem
Although fewer than 6 percent of American adults will have a severe mental illness in a given year, according to a 2005 study, many more—more than a quarter each year—will have some diagnosable mental disorder.
That’s a lot of people.
Almost 50 percent of Americans (46.4 percent to be exact) will have a diagnosable mental illness in their lifetimes, based on the previous edition, the DSM-IV. And the new manual will likely make it even “easier” to get a diagnosis.
Telling your mainstream medical doctor that you’d like to forfeit chemotherapy and instead adopt an organic lifestyle full of juicing and raw nutrition to treat your own cancer could lead him or her to label you as ‘insane’, but it could also save your life. In the case of one man with stage 3 colon cancer given a 60% chance to live for a maximum of five more years under chemotherapy, he decided to forfeit chemo and venture into a natural health lifestyle only to be more than satisfied 9 years later.
At 26 years of age, Chris faced a nightmare scenario that he simply did not know how to face. After a visit to the oncologist, Chris was diagnosed with stage-3 colon cancer – and it had spread far beyond the colon itself. In addition to carrying a tumor the size of a golf ball in his large intestine that was continuing to grow, Chris’ cancer had spread to his lymph nodes. And it all happened two weeks before Chris was preparing to celebrate Christmas with his family.
Money Over Meds: Gov’t Finds Americans Skipping Their Prescriptions To Save Money
http://www.counselheal.com/ ^ | April 10, 2013 | Christine Hsu
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:50:13 AM by Biggirl
NYDN ^ | Friday, March 29, 2013 | Philip Caulfield /
Posted on Sunday, March 31, 2013 11:19:14 AM by DogByte6RER
A 65-year-old man says a young female nurse raped him while he was recovering from a motorcycle accident at a Philadelphia hospital last month.
The man, who has not been identified, said a Temple University Hospital nurse in her 20s entered his room at around 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 27, offered to bathe him and then sexually assaulted him in a bathroom, NBC Philadelphia reported.
We’re All CVS Employees Now
American Thinker ^ | 3/23/2013 | Tara Servatius
Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 6:39:28 AM by markomalley
CVS employees, and the rest of America, had better get used to turning over personal health information like their glucose levels and body mass index to their insurers – and to the federal government.
Starting in 2014, per the dictates of the federal government, your doctor must record your body mass index (BMI), which measures whether you are overweight, each time he or she treats you and turn it over to the government via your electronic health record, which every patient is required to have.
Your BMI will then be tracked by the Health and Human Services Department, the agency rolling out ObamaCare, and a bevy of other state and federal agencies.
Sooner Or Later Progressives Will Get Around To You
Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2013 | Derek Hunter
Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2013 4:35:00 AM by Kaslin
First, they came for the smokers.
No one would argue smoking is good for you. But it’s legal; growing tobacco is even subsidized by the government. Yet, when governments started limiting the right of people to smoke in places public and private, non-smokers did nothing. They didn’t like smoke; they’d heard second-hand smoke was dangerous. Why should they allow owners of private establishments to choose whether those establishments allowed people to engage in a legal – in fact, subsidized — activity?
Are liberals/Democrats demonstrably mentally ill?
Coach is Right ^ | 3/12/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:41:19 AM by Oldpuppymax
We have heard liberalism aka Democrat-ism described as a mental illness. A little research seems to prove this observation. You need not be a goateed psychiatrist with a German accent to conclude liberals/Democrats are anti-social misfits. See for yourself, see how well liberalism/Democrat-ism fits into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) criteria for identifying the mentally maladjusted.
By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
Disgusting debasement of America’s moral and Christian standards is reaching an all-time high as reports surface that senior citizens are increasingly falling victim to various sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially Herpes, sex warts virus, Chlamydia, Syphilis and Gonorrhea. The idiot left wingers of the 60′s Baby Boomer generation, now reaching what once was called the Golden Years, are making America and themselves laughing stocks with foolish, unseemly conduct bordering on sexual perversion.
Psychiatrists to brand grief lasting longer than two weeks a mental illness
news.com.au ^ | 22 Feb 13 | Clifford Fram
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2013 1:54:26 PM by Drew68
THE grieving process is in danger of being branded a medical condition if a mourner feels sad for more than two weeks and consults a GP, according to an international authority on death and dying.
At present, mourners can feel sad for two months before being told they have a mental disorder, says Professor Dale Larson. Decades ago, a diagnosis could be made after a year.
Mental Health Organizations: Political Slaves of the Homosexual Movement… “Unfortunately, where matters of homosexuality are concerned, this is not the case. Let’s take a look at how our mental health organizations have become political slaves of the homosexual movement.”
”It was never a medical decision — and that’s why I think the action came so fast… It was a political move.” “That’s how far we’ve come in ten years. Now we even have the American Psychiatric Association running scared.” — Barbara Gittings, Pro-homosexual Activist
Homosexuality advocates like to appeal to position statements published by American mental health organizations to fortify their bogus claims concerning homosexuality issues. One would expect such professional groups to be a reliable source of unbiased information on such matters and that their official positions would be based on the most up-to-date and scientifically sound and objective research available.
Unfortunately, where matters of homosexuality are concerned, this is not the case. Let’s take a look at how our mental health organizations have become political slaves of the homosexual movement.
Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 5:19:17 PM by Libloather
Obamacare outlawed underwriting by health insurance companies. In other words, if we are diagnosed with cancer, run 10Ks, have diabetes or a family history of heart attacks, we all pay the same price.
Fine. But there is one big exception. Smokers, who can be charged a huge insurance surcharge for their unhealthy habit.
Indigestion – From gas and bloating to acid reflux – if you have it, you want to get rid of it. But don’t fall for something that just gets rid of the symptoms, look to address the underlying cause.
Most indigestion is the result of insufficient enzymes and/or insufficient stomach acid. The most common remedy is some sort of acid blocker that makes proper digestion impossible. Antacids and acid blockers perpetuate the problems of indigestion. They neutralize or block stomach acid, preventing the stomach from digesting food. A vicious cycle is then set up since more acid is needed to digest the food; so, more acid is then produced in the stomach, then more antacid is needed, then the stomach produces more acid, etc.
Letter: Contrails or something more sinister? “Chemtrails are real. The chemicals being sprayed are mostly aluminum, barium and strontium. This toxic material doesn’t stay up in the sky. It filters down on us, killing trees, poisoning our watersheds and impacting our health. “
Letter: Contrails or something more sinister?
The San Lorenzo Valley Press Banner ^ | 1/31/13 | Shannon Weckman
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2013 4:26:18 PM by martin_fierro
Letter: Contrails or something more sinister? Jan 31, 2013
Have you looked up recently and seen white trails crisscross the sky and dismissed it as a harmless trail from a jet? Look again. We used to enjoy many clear blue skies, but nowadays we frequently have overcast skies as a result of spraying.
As most of you, I went to work every day and didn’t really take notice of what was going on up in the sky overhead. But when I did take notice, what I saw were contrails from jets that disappeared quickly, and then there were the trails that were more persistent and as they slowly dispersed began to look like clouds, except they weren’t. They were chemtrails.
If they don’t report this concern, and if something happens involving this person such as a shooting, the mental health professional could face charges for not reporting the person’s behavior to law enforcement.
Give this segment a devoted listen in order that you may “know thine enemy” and achieve a greater understanding of what is and has been going on around you unseen and unreported on by the mainstream media. You’ll be glad you did.
Psychiatry goes insane: Every human emotion now classified as a mental disorder in new psychiatric manual DSM-5
(NaturalNews) The industry of modern psychiatry has officially gone insane.
Virtually every emotion experienced by a human being — sadness, grief, anxiety, frustration, impatience, excitement — is now being classified as a “mental disorder” demanding chemical treatment (with prescription medications, of
The new, upcoming DSM-5 “psychiatry bible,” expected to be released in a few months, has transformed itself from a medical reference manual to a testament to the insanity of the industry itself.
“Mental disorders” named in the DSM-5 include “General Anxiety Disorder” or GAD for short. GAD can be diagnosed in a person who feels a little anxious doing something like, say, talking to a psychiatrist. Thus, the mere act of a psychiatrist engaging in the possibility of making a diagnoses causes the “symptoms” of that diagnoses to magically appear.
NO, YOU’RE NOT SPECIAL… (“The idiocy of social engineering in the classroom is again bearing catastrophic results.”)
The chickens have come home to roost.
The first generation of students swaddled in the insanity of the self-esteem movement have emerged on the scene as arrogant, self-absorbed twits with an exaggerated sense of entitlement and self-importance.
In short, they’ve been spoiled. Potentially, they’ve been ruined.
The idiocy of social engineering in the classroom is again bearing catastrophic results.
Here’s how we know. A group of five university professors has evaluated more than 16,000 personality profiles of college students gathered over the last 24 years. What they’ve discovered is that today’s young people have dramatically different self-concepts than the two generations which preceded them.
And the differences aren’t good.
Today’s college students are monumentally more narcissistic. That means they worship themselves. That means they’ve been told that they’re special so many times that they’ve come to believe it. In blunt terms, they think their crap doesn’t stink.
But it does. Possibly more than most.
Because one of the hallmarks of an inflated self-concept is personal failure. People who think they are superior have an uncanny tendency to be inferior. Their sense of worth is so high they have no motivation to work and improve themselves. When you think the world is yours on a silver platter, it never occurs to you that you’ve got to get off your backside and earn anything.
The study shows that children born after 1982 have a unrealistically inflated self-concepts. So high is their estimation of themselves, in fact, that they are fully narcissistic – a trait that is somewhere in the gray area between a character flaw and a personality disorder. Narcissism is such an unhealthy aberration that it is almost a mental illness.
And the self-esteem movement of the 1990s has made it epidemic.
Unfortunately, the education industry has become so divorced from reality that for several years the conventional wisdom in American classrooms has been that children – particularly poor and minority children – fail to achieve because they have negative self-concepts. The way to correct that, the argument has gone, is to pump up their self-concepts through self-esteem building. That typically translated to unrealistic and unearned praise for students, and the removal of all negative feedback and consequences from the classroom. That’s why grades are artificially high, everybody gets a smiley face and teachers don’t use red ink any more.
Schools seem incapable of recognizing that true self-worth comes from doing what’s right and from legitimate achievement. Not praise passed out like candy, but genuine achievement coming as the consequence of significant effort. You earn worth, it isn’t given out for free.
The lunacy of the education reformers was matched by the leniency of the troubled homes. Mom and dad have forgotten how to be mom and dad. Children were waited on hand and foot with no obligations of their own to work or assist the family. Permissive parenting and failed educating led to a bumper crop of egocentric creeps.
And that’s going to hurt.
Because narcissists typically fail. They fail in their responsibility to be good citizens and they fail in their responsibility to be good spouses and parents.
Being a good citizen and being part of a family requires selflessness. They require putting your own interests second to the interests of something larger and more important than yourself. To the narcissist, there is nothing more important than yourself.
That leads to employment and self-reliance difficulties, and to significant challenges to the ability to maintain a marriage and raise a family.
Many reasons have been suggested to explain the substantial rise in the suicide rate of soldiers that began in 2004.
Yet eight years and hundreds of deaths later, the suicide rate hasn’t improved. The number of suspected suicides in 2012 among active-duty soldiers was 166 at the end of October, surpassing the 165 total for all of 2011.
I followed my father’s path and became an academic neurosurgeon, teaching at Harvard Medical School and other universities.
I understand what happens to the brain when people are near death, and I had always believed there were good scientific explanations for the heavenly out-of-body journeys described by those who narrowly escaped death.
The brain is an astonishingly sophisticated but extremely delicate mechanism. Reduce the amount of oxygen it receives by the smallest amount and it will react. It was no big surprise that people who had undergone severe trauma would return from their experiences with strange stories. But that didn’t mean they had journeyed anywhere real.