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Peggy, Richard and I were changing planes at the Denver airport last week and we made our flight just as it was boarding.
We almost didn’t make it!
Obama\’s Organizers Beg for Positive Obamacare Stories
Breitbart ^ | 30 Jan 2014, 8:14 | Joel B Pollak
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:25:03 AM by gooblah
Worried by a wave of popular outrage at Obamacare, the activists of President Barack Obama\’s community organizing arm, Organizing for Action, are urging members to share positive stories about the president\’s flagship domestic policy. In an email to volunteers in Los Angeles, organizers note that \”we are making a big effort to document the stories of people who have benefited from Obamacare\” to counter negative stories.
Coach is Right ^ | 1/21/14 | Doug Book
Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 4:01:32 PM by Oldpuppymax
“Flanked by representatives from law enforcement and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Senator Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) today unveiled legislation to ban the sale, manufacture, purchase and trafficking of plastic and self-assembled firearms – often referred to as “ghost guns” —
in California. Senate Bill 808 requires self-made or assembled guns to contain permanent pieces of metal and to be registered with the Department of Justice through a serial number and gun owner background check.”
Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog
In March 1946, Winston Churchill told a Missouri audience, \”From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia.\”
>Today a new iron curtain is descending. It encloses the small Missouri town where Churchill gave his speech and all the great capitals of a great nation. Behind the iron curtain lie New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and countless others.
It covers a million streets and hundreds of millions of people. Its shadow passes over stores and factories, homes and schools. It is not a physical wall. There are, as of yet, no border guards with rifles waiting to shoot those wanting to leave, there are no watchtowers or leashed dogs keeping an eye on the inner frontier.
GMA via Yahoo! ^ | 9/28/13 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:21:13 AM by Slings and Arrows
By Jack Cashill: Articles: Does Aaron Alexis Represent A New Breed of Killer?….. “Almost no one in the media, however, has made the obvious comparison to Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles Police Department officer who killed four people and wounded three others in a ten-day spree last February that ended …”
… A New Breed of Killer?
By Jack Cashill
In the search for parallels to explain Aaron Alexis’s killing spree at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, the media have turned reflexively to recent incidents in Aurora, Colorado, and Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
Almost no one in the media, however, has made the obvious comparison to Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles Police Department officer who killed four people and wounded three others in a ten-day spree last February that ended with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Los Angeles Times ^ | September 19, 2013 | Mary McNamara
Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 1:08:53 PM by E. Pluribus Unum
Critic’s Notebook: With an ending firmly foretold, the powerful ‘Breaking Bad’ ushers in a novel twist to TV as more series tinker with form, function.
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A new Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) signals analysis (SIGNIT) report on the Obama regimes 18 June assassination of award winning American journalist Michael Hastings states that two Los Angeles police detectives involved in the investigation were themselves targeted for death just one week later.
According to this report, Russian signal analysts monitoring CIA-NSA-FBI “encrypted electronic communication traffic” in the Los Angeles area on 25 June observed a “rapid spike” of “noise” occurring between 0415-0445 Hrs (4:15-4:45AM PSDT) within a 12 block radius of the Hastings “kill zone” identified as North Highland Avenue and Melrose.
At 0437 Hrs (4:37 AM PSDT), this report continues, these same signal analysts reported an “urgent rise” in Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) emergency radio traffic too.
A comparison of these two anomalous events, this report says, showed that the “common link” between them was the attempted assassination by ambush of two LAPD detectives driving into their Wilshire Division police station parking lot on Venice Boulevard, and which was less than 3 km from the Hastings “kill zone.”
“Protests turned violent in Los Angeles following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Florida. Aerial video caught some throwing rocks, attacking people and clashing with police” – NBC by TaboolaFrom the Web
Cops allowed Trayvon demonstrators to seize control of major street for three hours.
One of the questions to emerge out of last night’s unrest in Oakland, where crowds protesting the George Zimmerman verdict turned violent and seized control of a major street for three hours, is why police withdrew from the area and allowed drivers to be terrorized.
At about 8:30 p.m., police opened the intersection to traffic. But it quickly deteriorated when demonstrators surrounded frightened drivers who found themselves trapped. The crowd forced them to turn around.
In Los Angeles, demonstrators also blocked major highways and acted provocatively towards drivers.
BREAKING: KCBS/KCAL News Crew Assaulted 13 Arrested
Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/16/13 | Jim Hoft
Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:49:05 AM by blueyon
CRENSHAW (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles police issued a citywide tactical alert Monday evening and 13 people were arrested as residents took to the streets for a third day in Los Angeles to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Stoking racial unrest in a headline… ” Poised like squabbling vultures, the American mainstream media reported almost gleefully on the predicted protests that would follow the ‘Not Guilty’ verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.”
By Judi McLeod Monday, July 15, 2013
The mainstream media is out-of-control irresponsible when it comes to aiding and abetting the advance of racial tension.
Poised like squabbling vultures, the American mainstream media reported almost gleefully on the predicted protests that would follow the ‘Not Guilty’ verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
But when it comes to yellow journalism, The Daily Mail in England takes the cake.
‘Protests erupt across US after George Zimmerman goes free for killing unarmed boy with bag of sweets’ was the Daily Mail’s headline on Saturday.
…..”Going back to 2008, consider the unprecedented messianic rhetoric that reporters, politicians, celebrities, and even preachers first used in celebrating the “spiritual nature” of Obama’s meteoric rise from near obscurity to U.S. president, and how this reflected people’s strong desire for the coming of an earthly savoir.“
By February 2009, Obama had replaced Jesus Christ as America’s number-one hero according to a Harris poll, and dedication to his come-one, come-all mysticism has continued to spread in esoteric circles, with evangelists of the new religion calling for the “tired” faith of our fathers to be replaced with a global new one. Terry Neal, writing for the Hamilton Spectator, is such a disciple, and proclaims boldly: “The faiths of our fathers are tired now…only a global world view will suffice. The marriage of a believable faith with the husbandry of government is the union that must be contracted.” This has to occur under Obama, Neal concludes, for only then will there be “peace on earth and goodwill toward all.”[xxi]
MotherJones ^ | May. 23, 2013 | Bryan Schatz
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:43:01 AM by Daffynition
The wooden and steel parts I need to build my untraceable AK-47 ﬁt within a slender, 15-by-12-inch cardboard box. I ﬁrst lay eyes on them one Saturday morning in the garage of an eggshell-white industrial complex near Los Angeles.
DHS SENDS IN CHOPPER to Intimidate Tea Party Protesters in LA
Gateway Pundit ^ | May 22, 2013 | Jim Hoft
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:18:20 AM by 2ndDivisionVet
Around 300 protesters turned out anyway.
DHS parked their vehicles right outside the IRS office just in case the Tea Party protesters got crazy and violent.
But the DHS intimidation was not isolated to St. Louis.
In Los Angeles DHS put a chopper in the air and told Tea Party protesters they could not be on federal property.
HOW TO DESTROY AMERICA: A SPEECH BY GOVERNOR LAMM… ” “An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.”“Here is how they destroyed their countries,” Lamm said. “First, turn America into a bilingual or multi lingual and bicultural country. ” ~ By Frosty Wooldridge | AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL
I was the only journalist to report on the speech verbatim. The audience sat spellbound by the eight methods for destruction of the United States. Since that time, my piece on the speech has been circulated all over the world many times. His speech is being verified in the United Kingdom, France, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Canada and Australia.
Snob Rule… “Big trucks. Country music. Any music not on vinyl. These are just some of the rest of America’s failings. The people who built the country, who fought for it, who unashamedly stand when the Flag is carried past …these people, are an embarrassment and their voices must be silenced so as not to interfere in the glorious works of the ruling class.”
Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
Posted on Monday, April 15, 2013 7:48:22 AM by Kaslin
America’s ruling class appears to believe that its mission is to subjugate and bring to heel those outside the club – which means you and me.
This motley crew – who would never be caught dead jamming to something as déclassé as Mötley Crüe – has always held the rest of the country in contempt. But now that contempt is the basis of policy, and this simply cannot continue.
Big trucks. Country music. Any music not on vinyl. These are just some of the rest of America’s failings. The people who built the country, who fought for it, who unashamedly stand when the Flag is carried past …these people, are an embarrassment and their voices must be silenced so as not to interfere in the glorious works of the ruling class.
The Chicagoization of America… “Power, the machine understands, is division. The machine plots out segregated neighborhoods the way that generals deploy battalions”
The Chicagoization of America
FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 11, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 8:19:43 AM by SJackson
The urban political machine was born in New York but died in Chicago. It’s no longer a separate entity from the rest of the country; one of the inconveniences of urban life along with smog, muggings and excessive regulation. The urban political machine has gone national. It’s here. It’s there. It’s everywhere.
You may disapprove of New York’s soda ban or Chicago’s love affair with gun control or Los Angeles’ pandering to illegal aliens; but what happens in the country’s blighted metropolises no longer stays there.
You can live surrounded by ten thousand acres of wilderness on one side and the deep blue sea on the other and it will still find you because the urban political machine has gone national.
“In the last ten years, respiratory disease in the US has moved from 8th to 3rd highest cause of death. Asthma rates have more than doubled in the western world and Alzheimer’s‘ disease, a condition that is caused by aluminum poisoning, has also skyrocketed. “
If we don’t organize to stop this scourge, we deserve what we get.
by David Richards
There has been an increasing awareness of chemtrails in recent years. Protests have been organized, movies have been released and whistle blowers have come forward. Most significantly, former Los Angeles FBI chief Ted Gunderson made a video denouncing chemtrails shortly before his death in 2011.
By ANTHONY CASTELLANO
March 27, 2013
David Petraeus apologized in front of an audience of about 600, who welcomed him with a standing ovation, for an extramarital affair with his biographer in his first public speech since resigning as the head of the CIA.
“Needless to say, I join you, keenly aware that I am regarded in a different light now than I was a year ago,” Petraeus said Tuesday night to an audience of mostly veterans at the University of Southern California’s annual ROTC dinner at a hotel in Los Angeles…….
American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2013 | Rick Moran
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:37:45 AM by SeekAndFind
An incident involving a teenager who was shot by police after he pointed a .38 at them has enraged Brooklynites and caused three straight nights of rioting.
From NY Daily News:
At least 46 demonstrators were arrested along Church Ave. in East Flatbush. Police struggled to control a hostile crowd that broke away from a planned peaceful vigil for Kimani (Kiki) Gray, 16, killed by police on Saturday night.
By Frosty Wooldridge
April 17, 2006
Three years ago, I attended an immigration-overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by top leaders concerned about the immigration invasion. Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm, Tom Tancredo, Dr. John Tanton, Dan Stein, Terry Anderson, Bonnie Eggle, Peter Gadiel, Victor Davis Hansen and other speakers walked to the podium.
America still bled from the wounds of 9/11. However, new hemorrhaging in-bled into the United States with Time Magazine report, “Who Left the Door Open?” showing three million illegal aliens crashing our borders annually. “The numbers of illegal aliens flooding into the U.S. annually totals three million—enough to fill 22,000 Boeing 737-700 airliners or 60 flights every day of the year.”
In the last two weeks, Mexico’s invasion of America exhibited new dimensions with millions of illegals openly defying U.S. laws by parading in our streets. Even the façade of Homeland Security illustrates Chertoff and Bush with their pants down around their ankles. In one widely distributed Internet picture, you can see Bush waving a Mexican flag while he walks with a Mexican girl toward school. Any American can see the invasion advances with the Mexican flag raging across the American landscape.
As I said, during the conference, speaker after speaker astounded the audience with facts on how fast the present administration and Congress continue dismantling the American Dream for average citizens. Former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a speech on ‘How to Destroy America’. The audience sat spellbound by the eight methods for destruction of the United States.
SHTF Plan ^ | 2/27/13 | Mac Slavo
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:41:25 PM by Kartographer
With criminals running rampant, when seconds count, police are often minutes away:
KPIX 5 cameras caught up with a half dozen neighbors in East Oakland’s Arcadia Park neighborhood Monday as they walked the streets on the lookout for crime. The vigilance has never seemed more necessary than now; 25 homes in the neighborhood have been burglarized over the last two months alone.
In a neighborhood that has started to feel like the wild west, people have even started posting “wanted” signs.
Dorner Manhunt Reveals Police Contempt for Public Safety
Reason ^ | February 15, 2013 | Steven Greenhut
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 6:37:46 PM by neverdem
Police typically say that their top mission is to protect “public safety.” That’s the lingo. But the recently concluded manhunt for former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner, accused of murdering four people after releasing a manifesto decrying his 2008 firing from the force, suggests that concern about the public’s actual safety sometimes is fairly low on the list of police priorities.
Last weekend, police opened fire on a 71-year-old newspaper carrier and her 47-year-old daughter who had the misfortune of driving a pick-up truck police thought might be Dorner’s. The Los Angeles police detectives who opened fire on them, putting two bullets in the older woman’s back, didn’t do much double checking.
The carriers’ truck was a different make and color from Dorner’s.
LAPD High Crimes… (“What happened was reminiscent of immolating Branch Davidian’s Mount Carmel Waco ranch compound in 1993.”) ~ | Veterans Today
by Stephen Lendman
Its rap sheet includes corruption, abuse of power, complicity with CIA drugs trafficking, unjustified arrests, beatings, murder, perjury, witness tampering, evidence planting, frame-ups, coverups, racism, sadism, and other crimes.
It wants its dirty secrets kept hidden. They’re ugly and longstanding. Many examples bear witness. In March 2000, news reports revealed LAPD Rampart Division Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) unit criminality.
It included unjustified arrests, beatings, drug dealing, witness intimidation, murder, evidence planting, frame-ups and perjury.
An organized criminal subculture exists. Anti-gang officers and supervisors run it. They “celebrate” shootings. They get away with murder.
Earlier LAPD criminality surfaced. Officers shot unarmed gang members, committed perjury, filed false reports, stole drugs from dealers, obstructed justice, beat, framed and robbed people, and were involved in other misconduct.
Two decades ago, Rodney King’s beating made headlines. Similar ones go unnoticed. They happen ad nauseam. People of color are most vulnerable. Victims are called perpetrators. LA cops beat, kill and abuse with impunity. It’s standard practice.
Christopher Dorner may save more lives than he could ever have taken
Coach is Right ^ | 2/15/13 | Doug Book
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 1:09:54 PM by Oldpuppymax
“Since 1989, the world has witnessed a progressive weakening of the state and rise of alternative, non-state primary loyalties, for which a growing number of men are willing to fight.” This is what military affairs expert William S. Lind calls the heart of his theory of the Fourth Generation of Modern Warfare (4GW). And there can be no better example of a “primary loyalty” than the right to keep and bear arms. (1)
The days of the massive, invulnerable armies of the nation-state winning contests with lesser opponents at the drop of a hat are over. Consider the fact that the most powerful military in the world was unable to roundly defeat the rag-tag forces of Afghanistan and Iraq as wars which should have taken a matter of weeks have stretched into years.
Monday, February 11, 2013 17:43
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“My Former LAPD Officer Joe Jones MANIFESTO… I know most of you who personally who me are in disbelief of the partial story I will tell today. A story that has been suppressed for about 18 years, But lives strong everyday of my life. I without hesitation would like to send my condolences to the Victims who were lost and their families during this tragic situation. I would also like to send my condolences and well wishes to the many former and current Officers, as well as …Citizen’s and their families who lost the lives and souls of loved one’s to the injustices of Police Corruption, Scandal, Lies, Deception and Brutality.
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The Internet Post
From: Christopher Jordan Dorner /7648
Subj: Last resort
Regarding CF# 07-004281
I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days. You are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen. I know I will be villified by the LAPD and the media.
Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name. The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days.
By Mike Adams
February 13, 2013
The LAPD has pulled a Waco. Barely two hours after ordering the media to remove their helicopters from the area and cut all live feeds, the LAPD managed to set fire to the cabin occupied by Christopher Dorner and burn him alive inside it, according to media reports.
Mission accomplished for the LAPD, an organization that has run its manhunt more like a rampaging street gang than a professional police department.
As Natural News has already documented, LAPD officers have engaged in attempted murder of innocent citizens in their freakish frenzy to try to kill Dorner.
Will Maid be paid Reward for Dorner Information? … “However, the report said that the reward would be for information leading to the “arrest and conviction” of Dorner. It was always highly doubtful that Dorner would ever be convicted, because it was highly doubtful that Dorner would ever be captured alive. “
Will Maid be paid Reward for Dorner Information?
Gun Watch ^ | 13 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 9:10:38 AM by marktwain
The maid that surprised Dorner and told the police where he had been hiding was instrumental in ending the manhunt.
However, the report said that the reward would be for information leading to the “arrest and conviction” of Dorner. It was always highly doubtful that Dorner would ever be convicted, because it was highly doubtful that Dorner would ever be captured alive. Will the unnamed maid who escaped from Dorner’s bonds and whose information lead to the end of the manhunt, receive the offered reward? Dorner will never be convicted now.
YoutubePolice audio from the Christopher Dorner siege reveals a deliberate plan to burn down the cabin in which Dorner was trapped, with one LAPD officer heard to say, “fucking burn this motherfucker,” before police discussed their intention to, “go ahead with the plan with the burners.
Christopher Dorner Shootout – Cops say “Burn It Down”
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 8:33:38 AM by Morgana
Edit: To address comments: No, I did not edit this. This is recorded with my cellphone. This was recorded by reporter Carter Evans. It is not radio chatter that is being heard. He says earlier in the broadcast, (which I can also upload) that he is speaking to them via his speakerphone on the ground from the middle of the shootout, and the cops can also be heard telling him “get the f*** out of here pal”. The timestamp of this event is ~1:35pm.
CBS LA ^ | 2/12/13 | CBS LA
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:10:17 PM by jimbo123
A law enforcement source confirms to the Associated Press that the assailant is triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner, who is said to be heavily armed in engaging in gunfire with authorities.
(EXCERPT) ~ Obama pushing American people closer to armed resistance….. (“……Obama has been summarily firing and replacing US Constitution-upholding Generals and Admirals in the US military with those who will, instead, swear their allegiance to Obama and the United Nations group. Note: Multiple source links to these are available in my past columns.”)
……Obama has been summarily firing and replacing US Constitution-upholding Generals and Admirals in the US military with those who will, instead, swear their allegiance to Obama and the United Nations group. Note: Multiple source links to these are available in my past columns.
It strongly appears that Obama may also be creating massacre scenarios, in order to confiscate law-abiding citizens’ legally owned firearms – “never let a crisis go to waste” even if you have to create it? Was the latest the tragedy and horror perpetrated at Sandy Hook? At first – and second – glance I dismissed the information and videos stating that this was all part of the Obama coup to remove our weapons. However, there are so many anomalies, exposed intentionally provided false directions and openly (again…in our faces) faked media footage that it presents us with the necessity of asking questions.
There were many who legitimately lost their children and other loved ones from the madman who slaughtered so many innocent lives. For those people, nothing but God and time can help their real pain. Bur, at least a few of the victims who supposedly lost their children on that horrid day are shown relaxed and smiling just before their “press conferences” when they visibly change their expressions. Note: To date I have not seen these “debunked” (links below) nor even addressed by the debunkers.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn’t solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a “shoddy piece of craftsmanship.”
Kennedy and his sister, Rory, spoke about their family Friday night while being interviewed in front of an audience by Charlie Rose at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. The event comes as a year of observances begins for the 50th anniversary of the president’s death.
Their uncle was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, while riding in a motorcade through Dallas. Five years later, their father was assassinated in a Los Angeles hotel while celebrating his win in the California Democratic presidential primary.
Our National Security Illusion Built On Cover-ups and Americans forget too easily. The fact that the American people are being lied to concerning the motivation of the Islamic jihadists who attacked the U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi and killed four Americans, the reason for the U.S. unpreparedness for the attack, and the governmental incompetence in responding to the attack is beyond question.
However, this incompetence and mendacity is not the only incompetence and mendacity that the regime of President Obama is covering up.
Joe Friday: Man Out of Time
am spectator ^ | 12/21/12 | d flynn
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012 10:03:09 AM by bestintxas
Jack Webb, who died thirty years ago this weekend, arrived at the right time. “After the war, people were much more realistic,” notes Peggy Webber, star of more than 100 Dragnet episodes. “They wanted things to be as honest as possible. And he filled the bill.”
Chemtrails, Aerosol Geoengineering and Bioengineering: A Massive Biological Experiment of Unknown Purpose | Global Research
“The ultimate solution is a multiplication of leverage by citizens to the point where it simply cannot be denied”. -Clifford Carnicom
The materials disbursed in stratospheric aerosol geoengineering operations contain a combination of ionizable metallic salts, filaments, gel-type materials, and crystals.
These are the longstanding and deeply interrogated observations of independent environmental research scientist Clifford Carnicom given on a December 10 conference call organized by GlobalSkywatch.com director Russ Tanner. During the meeting, coincidentally held on International Human Rights Day, Carnicom asserted that because the system of responsible government has failed, the immediate collective efforts of citizens are necessary “to claim their rights upon this planet.”
City attorney of San Bernardino Jim Penman had the audacity to tell the truth to the residents of bankrupt San Bernardino at a recent city council meeting. Taking stock of the fact that San Bernardino’s murder rate has jumped 50 percent over the last year, that the city has been cutting its police force by about 80 officers, and that there is no good news in sight,
Penman stated, “lock your doors and load your guns.” He stands by the statement today, explaining, “you should say what you mean and mean what you say.”Penman continued, “Let’s be honest, we don’t have enough police officers. We have too many criminals living in this city. We have had 45 murders this year…that’s far too high for a city of this size ….
I’m not advocating that people go out, who don’t have any training, and buy firearms. I certainly strongly caution anyone who has children at home not to have a loaded gun in the house.”
“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.” – Reagan has taken to using the term “libertarian” (or “libertarian-conservative”) to describe his political philosophy” « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ THE.GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL
Inside Ronald Reagan
A Reason Interview
July 1975 Print Edition
“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.”
Those of us concerned about liberty have had good reason of late to be interested in Ronald Reagan. Increasingly, California’s former governor has been turning up in first place among Republican figures in political opinion polls, among Independents as well as Republicans. In addition, in recent months Reagan has taken to using the term “libertarian” (or “libertarian-conservative”) to describe his political philosophy. All of which naturally made us interested in taking a closer look at the man and his ideas. Thanks to the efforts of the late Ned Hutchinson (a former Reagan aide), REASON was able to obtain time out of Reagan’s busy schedule for him to be interviewed by Editor Manuel S. Klausner.
Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in Illinois in 1911. After a varied career as a radio sports announcer, motion picture actor, and TV host, Reagan became active in conservative politics. After achieving national publicity for his televised speeches for Barry Goldwater in 1964, Reagan went on to win the California governorship in 1966 and was re-elected to a second four-year term in 1970. Throughout his eight years in office, Reagan stressed the idea of holding down the size and cost of government, nonetheless, the state budget increased from $5.7 billion to $10.8 billion during his time in office.
“There’ a rising tide of acceptance of the fact that people are going to smoke marijuana, and it’s like the prohibition against alcohol in the 1930s. There’s a recognition that perhaps the laws are causing more harm than the drugs themselves,” says Rick Steves, author and travel host.
Steves and others attended “The Final Days of Prohibition” conference in downtown Los Angeles in early October. The conference was put on by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), and Reason TV was on the scene to ask about the future of marijuana laws in the U.S., particularly in the upcoming election where the states of Oregon, Washington, and Colorado all have marijuana legalization initiatives on the ballot.
By Alan Caruba
The “EPA has admitted to a federal court that it asks human guinea pigs to sacrifice their lives for regulatory purposes—and $12 per hour.” That was a recent news item reported by JunkScience.com’s founder, Steve Milloy.
“EPA has responded to our emergency motion for a temporary restraining order against its ongoing human experiment (called ‘Captain’) involving the air pollutant” known as “fine particles.”
How LA deals with its homeless continues to evolve, and recognition of their property rights has compelled the city to modify its approach to cleaning and clearing the Skid Row sidewalks, a place many people reside and keep their belongings.
“You get tired of carrying it around,” said Ken Owens, 64, who finds himself homeless waiting for his pension to kick in after his next birthday.
I offer an alternate vision of the future. Instead of a small town in the South as the flash point, picture instead a score of U.S. cities in the thrall of riots greater than those experienced in Los Angeles in 1965 (Watts), multiple cities in 1968 (MLK assassination), and Los Angeles again in 1992 (Rodney King).
BEST SUMMATION OF BARACK AND MICHELLE EVER
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August 28, 2012 7:51:33 AM by t1b8zs
BEST SUMMATION OF BARACK AND MICHELLE EVER Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles.