…..The city’s decline began 40 years ago with federal subsidies and rising taxes. This money was used to support welfare programs. Are these taxes and programs still on the books? Yes. Is the city’s bureaucracy still on the payroll? Yes. Is the money there to fund them? No.
Here is a short list of what went wrong. Read more…
Before It\’s NewsBy Susan Duclos
The video below is raw footage of Ernie Wayne Tertelgte at his “visitation” in Three Forks Justice Court, where is charged for fishing without a license, but he maintains that he belongs under natural and universal law where he is entitled to feed himself and fend for himself without some “license.”Quote:
I am a “living man and have the right to forage for food.”The back and forth between Mr. Tertelgte and the judge shows how the “law” sometimes goes against everything natural and right and how this one man, fights back, speaks up and is one of the best raw video court footage interactions I have ever seen.Ladies and gentlemen, please meet, Mr. Ernie Wayne Tertelgte.If after you have watched this video to the end, you want a word with the judge you see in the video, that contact information is:
Well of course they are. That\’s a foregone conclusion; not even a fit subject for intelligent debate any more. Oh, it\’s a little more sophisticated now than in the days of the old Tennessee custom of a Mason jar of moonshine, or the Chicago precinct captain\’s distribution of \”walking around money.\” But the practice is alive and well, and more pervasive than ever. The evidence is everywhere if we choose to look.
Why do you think there is such a push to eliminate citizenship ID as a requirement to vote? Why do you think there is such a push to grant voting rights to illegal aliens?
by Cliff Kincaid: New York City’s Marxist Power Couple The Department of Justice (DOJ) and its allies, the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Southern Poverty Law Center, are on the defensive after thousands of people turned out in Tennessee on Tuesday night to protest a scheme to censor criticism of Islam. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a key co……
New York City’s Marxist Power Couple
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and its allies, the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Southern Poverty Law Center, are on the defensive after thousands of people turned out in Tennessee on Tuesday night to protest a scheme to censor criticism of Islam.
Before You Rejoice… by Andrew P. Napolitano… “What’s going on here? What’s going on is the flow of government lawlessness down from the feds to the cops in the streets. Like children observing and imitating their parents’ unsanctioned, inappropriate, yet repeated behavior, when cops see the use of the military today to pull off government crimes, to shortcut the law and to evade the Constitution, they arm themselves with military-grade hardware and do the same.” — Antiwar.com
………………..While much of the above was going on in secret, two public spectacles played out on American TV last week. One involved a gang of bikers in New York City who chased a family in a Range Rover at high speeds and eventually pulled the driver from his car and beat and kicked him. Eventually the cops caught the gang, but not all gang members will be prosecuted, as at least three of them are cops – and they did nothing to stop the assault.
Also last week, a deranged single mom rammed her car into a fence that surrounds the White House.
The planned destruction of America….. “…It’s political theater at its finest, designed to keep the normal American busy in a hall of mirrors so we will not be able to see the bigger picture, the big lie that keeps the shackles around our necks and ankles. Both sides have their cheerleaders luring people to “their” side, creating the near-perfect Hegelian dialectic, or the “framework for guiding our thoughts and actions into conflicts that lead us to a predetermined solution.” It is important to…”
By Doug Hagmann Friday, October 11, 2013
The planned destruction of America
The future of our Constitutional Republic is at stake and many Americans are angry. At least those who have been awakened to the world where they are pawns in a rigged game, and those who are not lining their pockets at the federal trough, are angry.
They are also trying to make sense of where we are today and how we got here. Even some of the “hope and change” supporters are angry at the continuity of agenda despite the change in American leadership. Then there are those who slumber in a world of denial, self-delusion and deception. Two distinctly different people in two remarkably different worlds, yet denizens of the same planet.
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.
Watched Cops Are Polite Cops
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:38:52 AM by JerseyanExile
Who will watch the watchers? What if all watchers were required to wear a video camera that would record their every interaction with citizens? In her ruling in a recent civil suit challenging the New York City police department’s notorious stop-and-frisk rousting of residents, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the Federal District Court in Manhattan imposed an experiment in which the police in the city’s precincts with the highest reported rates of stop-and-frisk activity would be required to wear video cameras for one year………….
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dayton_poll_smallOn the eve of the 12th anniversary of 9/11, nearly half of the American people suspect their government is lying about what happened that day.
A recent scientific survey by YouGov, sponsored by ReThink911.org, found that only 40% of Americans are fully satisfied with the official account of 9/11, while 48% either doubt the official story or do not believe it at all.
Shockingly, only 23% of Americans believe the government’s story about World Trade Center 7 – a 47-story highrise that imploded for no apparent reason on the afternoon of 9/11. (What is truly shocking is that almost one in four Americans actually believes the government’s claim that WTC-7 imploded in 6 1/2 seconds due to office fires.)
BARR: The U.N. comes after America’s guns
Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:32:01 AM by Whenifhow
The true scope of the anti-firearm crusade of the United Nations, which began more than a dozen years ago, finally is coming into clear focus, as the White House readies to sign the Arms Trade Treaty adopted with U.S. support this past April by the U.N. General Assembly. The reach of this long-term, carefully crafted agenda is truly breathtaking, going far beyond the publicly articulated goals of even the most radical of homegrown gun-control groups.
Are We Rome Yet?… “”We have presidents of both parties legislating by executive order, saying I’m not going to enforce certain laws because I don’t like them. … That open flouting of the law is dangerous because law ceases to have meaning. … I see that today. … Congress passes huge laws they haven’t even read (as well as) overspending, overtaxing and devaluing the currency.” The Romans were worse. I object to President Obama’s $100 million dollar trip, but Nero traveled with 1,000 carriages.”
Are We Rome Yet?
Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | John Stossel
Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 7:32:08 AM by Kaslin
Unfortunately, the fall of Rome is a pattern repeated by empires throughout history … including ours?
A group of libertarians gathered in Las Vegas recently for an event called “FreedomFest.” We debated whether America will soon fall, as Rome did.
Historian Carl Richard said that today’s America resembles Rome.
(GyG: What The folks Are Saying…As If Ya Didn’t Know Already !!!!! ~ Will the press ever turn on Obama…”My answer, in a nutshell, is no.”
Will the press ever turn on Obama…
Legal Insurrection ^ | July 30, 2013 | neo-neocon
Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:15:20 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
…the way much of it has now turned on Weiner? That’s the question asked by a commenter at this post about The New Yorker’s new cover mocking Weiner.
My answer, in a nutshell, is no.
After all, there is no real cost to turning on Weiner. The election is not a national event. No one seemed to like Weiner all that much to begin with; perhaps the only people getting thrills up the leg about him might have been a few of his sext partners. Weiner’s misbehavior was sexual and simple to conceptualize, and most especially it was not political in nature (except for the over-arching issue of lying). Those who supported Weiner earlier and excused his personal failings—once—could rest easy in knowing that had shown them to be personally magnanimous. They had given him another chance, he blew it, and now by turning on him they’re showing they have morals and standards. Win/win.
Appeals court strikes down NYC ban on large sodas [NYC]
CBS ^ | July 30, 2013 | AP/CBS
Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:18:49 PM by LurkedLongEnough
In a unanimous opinion, the four-judge panel of the state Supreme Court Appellate Division said that the health board was acting too much like a legislature when it created the limit, which would have stopped sales of non-diet soda and other sugar-laden beverages in containers bigger than 16 ounces (473 milliliters).
Bloomberg “confident” soda ban will be upheld
(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” ?????
Report: Hillary Clinton didn’t know Abedin would voice support for Weiner… “…Abedin did not consult with Clinton — who herself has grappled with a politician husband publicly straying — before stepping in front of the microphones. “
Report: Hillary Clinton didn’t know Abedin would voice support for Weiner
The Hill ^ | June 26, 2013 | Justin Sink
Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 3:06:56 PM by maggief
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not know that her longtime aide Huma Abedin planned to speak publicly in support of her husband, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, CNN reported Thursday.
Abedin appeared alongside Weiner at a hastily arranged press conference earlier this week, after it was revealed her husband had continued to send sexually explicit pictures and texts to other women, even after resigning from Congress over similar indiscretions.
The Pixelated Candidate
Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:22:17 AM by Kaslin
Huma Abedin has graduated from sympathetic victim to pathetic enabler. I felt bad for Abedin in 2011 when, as a newly married and pregnant wife, her congressman husband, Anthony Weiner, embroiled her in his sexting scandal. With a baby on the way, she chose to stick with the marriage — a decision others must respect.
LIGHTNING ROD NYC PASTOR’S STUNNINGLY CONFRONTATIONAL SERMON ON TRAYVON MARTIN:… “Dr. James David Manning, the notoriously controversial chief pastor at the ATLAH World Missionary Church in New York City, recently delivered a bold and controversial message to his congregants about the black community’s perception of the George Zimmerman trial. He urged his mostly black congregation to stop viewing the world through their “black eyes” and start looking at it through the “blood of Jesus.”
LIGHTNING ROD NYC PASTOR’S STUNNINGLY CONFRONTATIONAL SERMON ON TRAYVON MARTIN:
The Blaze ^ | 18 Jul 2013 | Jason Howerton
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 7:34:20 PM by mandaladon
Dr. James David Manning, the notoriously controversial chief pastor at the ATLAH World Missionary Church in New York City, recently delivered a bold and controversial message to his congregants about the black community’s perception of the George Zimmerman trial. He urged his mostly black congregation to stop viewing the world through their “black eyes” and start looking at it through the “blood of Jesus.”
If they did that, the pastor explained, there would be no denying that the verdict in the Zimmerman was the correct one. He also told those who are convinced that Zimmerman is guilty that they only believe that because they are black.
EXCERPT: Natural Born Citizen – A Place to Ask Questions and Get the Right Answers: Is Barack Hussein Obama II Really Bâri′ M. Shabazz, Born October 28, 1959 in New York City?…”Ms. Trowbridge says that Bâri′ discovered that he was the son of Malcolm X. He then wanted to complete what his father had started in the political world. But he realized that he could not do it if the world…”
By Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
November 2, 2011
Is Barack Hussein Obama II, a/k/a Barack Obama Jr., really Bâri′ M. Shabazz? See the breaking story, entitled, Bâri′, Barry, Barack, by Martha Trowbridge, at http://terribletruth.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/bari%e2%80%b2-barry-barack/.
In her article, Ms. Trowbridge contends that putative President Obama’s real name is Bâri′ M. Shabazz.
She also tells us that this past Friday, October 28, 2011, was Bâri′’s birthday.
She says that the person who presents himself as Barack Hussein Obama II was born on October 28, 1959, in New York City. She adds that he was born with the name Bâri′ M. Shabazz.
Ms. Trowbridge says that Bâri′ discovered that he was the son of Malcolm X. He then wanted to complete what his father had started in the political world. But he realized that he could not do it if the world knew that he was the illegitimate son of Malcolm X, a Muslim revolutionary. Hence, he had to change his birth identity and take on a new one.
She also explains that “father” Barack Obama was Malcolm X’s Kenyan friend.
We have heard so much about social security numbers. Here is what Ms. Trowbridge says……………
by John Kimber
This episode, Series 9 Episode 1 S09E01 9/21/1997, opens with “New York 9/11”, focuses on the Twin Towers, and ends with a lavish animation of the Washington Bridge, which was also a target:………..
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)…
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)
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Last December, 58-year-old Ki Suk Han was pushed onto the subway tracks in New York City. Even though 60-90 seconds passed before an oncoming train hit the man, a group of up to eighteen bystanders simply stood on the platform and looked on as the train approached and ran him over. One, a freelance photographer for a New York newspaper, even had time to snap a photo of Han’s last moments.
Six months earlier, 49-year-old Patricia Villa was grabbed and thrown onto the same NYC tracks as Mr. Han. One of her classmates, Luis Polanco, chased down the attacker, punched him, and then, hearing others yell for someone to save her and that a train was coming, turned and joined a group who pulled her off the tracks.
Obama Has Won! Is Civil War Inevitable?
Blu 168 ^ | 5/9/2013 | Skip Coryell
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013 7:28:58 AM by IbJensen
Some of you are already shaking your head and arguing with my headline. I can hear the conservative craniums rattling all across America’s fruited plains, her mountain’s majesty, and from sea to shining sea. Let me clarify my title. Let’s start with the first half: Obama Has Won! But you scream back angrily at me, “NO he hasn’t! He didn’t win! We’ll never admit defeat!” Good for you. I appreciate and respect your patriotism and tenacity.
Unfortunately, you’re wrong. There’s no denying that one. He was re-elected, and he’s achieved every goal he set out to win short of disarming the American people. Obama’s primary objective (his mission statement if you will) is “To fundamentally change America.”
Many argue that he’s already done that. I would argue that America was already fundamentally changed years before he was voted into office. Three things paved the way for the Obama Presidency:
King George had his own State Controlled Media too…. “Generally speaking, the role of journalism and the press in support of tyrants historically has been woefully under-explored.”
PGA Weblog ^
Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:23:59 AM by ProgressingAmerica
On the website for McGraw-Hill, there is an interesting poll question available for now:
A) Required individuals to obtain a license before printing materials.
B) Forced printers to deposit large sums of money in the form of bonds.
C) Made it a crime to criticize the government in print.
D) All of the above.
rt ^ | April 26, 2013 22:49
Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:02:34 AM by Red Steel
New York City police officials intend to expand the already extensive use of surveillance cameras throughout town. The plan, unveiled Thursday, comes as part of a drive for increased security around the US following the Boston Marathon attack.
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.
David Koresh’s Revenge: Waco and 20 Years of State Terror by Anthony Gregory… “Twenty years ago, Waco showed Americans the truth about law enforcement, the U.S. government, and the state itself”
…..About once a day police kill an American, but it’s often a criminal and no one cares, or at least a marginalized person like the homeless Kelly Thomas, beaten in July 2011 by five officers in Southern California, dying of complications five days later.
Or they are veterans like Jose Guerena, at whom Tuscon police fired 71 rounds in the middle of the night in May 2011 – innocent of any crime, just in his own house at the wrong time. The state saves most of its killing for abroad, where killing is its very policy.
And now, thanks to the war on terror, Obama calls America his battlefield and the world his jurisdiction. He has made it official doctrine that the president can order anyone’s death unilaterally.
What does a traitor look like?
Monachus Lex ^ | April 11, 2013 | John Pierce
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:29:17 AM by JohnPierce
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“So what does a traitor look like?”
That is a very good question.
After all, a traitor is different than an enemy. An enemy declares himself and opposes you openly. But in order to become a traitor, someone first needs to enjoy your trust.
Those of us in the gun rights community have plenty of enemies … people who have openly declared war on the Second Amendment and the Constitution. Heck … practically every Democrat in the country seems to have signed up for a frontal assault on gun owners.
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.
Denver Airport Whistleblower: ‘Underground Tunnels, Structures and Buried Runways Exist’ – | Intellihub.com
According to a former construction worker who allegedly took part in the construction of an underground section on the Denver International Airport (DIA) in the 1990′s named, Stu Webb, a massive 2.5-3 mile long tunnel system exists in and around the DIA complex.
by Shepard Ambellas
DENVER — Underground tunnels do exist around the world as the longest documented publicly known tunnel is located in New york and is 85.1 miles in length. It was drilled through solid rock in 1945 and is used as a waterway. The “Delaware Aqueduct is the newest of the New York City aqueducts. It takes water from the Rondout Reservoir through the Chelsea Pump Station, the West Branch Reservoir, and the Kensico Reservoir, ending at the Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers, New York.
The aqueduct was constructed between 1939 and 1945, and carries approximately half of the New York City water supply of 1.3 billion US gallons (4,900,000 m3) per day. The Delaware Aqueduct leaks up to 36 million US gallons (140,000 m3) per day. A $1 billion project to repair the leaking is scheduled to begin in January 2013″, according to Wikipedia.
Gunnyy G: ARE WE BEING GENETICALLY ALTERED, MODIFIED, ANNIHILATED… ???
UN Secretary Gen. Ban Ki-moon spoke about the impetus behind the controversial measure at a press conference over the weekend in New York City, the site of the final negotiations between the 193 Member States.
“Regulating the international transfers of both weapons and ammunition is a key component of a robust arms trade treaty, as is limiting civilian access to small arms and munitions,” said Ban Ki-moon.
UN disarms elderly
PFC Agnes Agnieszka mans a machine gun next to a truck.
“There’s an emerging consensus that certain groups should be restricted from possessing conventional arms, certainly those who fuel conflict, arm criminals or violations of international humanitarian or human rights law are at the top of the list,” Ban Ki-moon continued.
“But also, the international community believes segments of the population that present a danger to themselves and others, chiefly individuals deemed or adjudicated mentally defective and persons with attenuating cerebral faculties, should be added to that list.”
More than 11 years after the catastrophic destruction of the World Trade Center, New York City’s government is finally asking: What in the world could have happened to the missing 1,116 victims?
In every building collapse in history, all of the victims’ bodies have been recovered more or less intact. That is because falling buildings crush human bodies. They do not shred them into tiny pieces, or cause them to vanish into thin air.
Yet on September 11th, 2001, the most famous “building collapses” in history somehow caused the bodies of more than 1,000 victims to magically disappear. Not even a shred of skin, a fragment of fingernail, or a shard of bone from any of these bodies was ever recovered, despite meticulous “sifting and bucketing” efforts.
The tiny (three miles by five miles) European Duchy of Grand Fenwick, supposedly located in the Alps between Switzerland and France, proudly retains a pre-industrial economy, dependent almost entirely on making Pinot Grand Fenwick wine. However, an American winery makes a knockoff version, “Pinot Grand Enwick”, putting the country on the verge of bankruptcy.
The prime minister decides that their only course of action is to declare war on the United States. Expecting a quick and total defeat (since their standing army is tiny and equipped with bows and arrows), the country confidently expects to rebuild itself through the generous largesse that the United States bestows on all its vanquished enemies (as it did for Germany through the Marshall Plan at the end of World War II).
Instead, the Duchy defeats the mighty superpower, purely by accident. Landing in New York City, almost completely deserted above ground because of a city-wide disaster drill, the Duchy’s invading “army” (composed of the Field Marshal Tully Bascomb, three men-at-arms, and twenty longbowmen) wanders to a top secret government lab and unintentionally captures the “Q-bomb” (a prototype doomsday device that could destroy the world if triggered) and its maker, Dr. Kokintz.
Judge Napolitano: Bloomberg “A Dictator Who Calls Himself The Mayor”
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“The other big picture is this limitation on what we can put in our bodies in New York City did not come about after a great debate and a popular movement behind it. This was ordered by a dictator who calls himself the mayor and for that reason, the court invalidated it,” Judge Andrew Napolitano said to Charles Payne on Tuesday on FOX Business.
What Hamilton Has Wrought… “When Hamilton and George Washington led some 15,000 conscripts into Pennsylvania to enforce the whiskey tax, the purpose was not only to collect the tax and reassure bondholders, but also to send a message to any future tax resisters.” …by Thomas DiLorenzo
The current economic crisis is the inevitable consequence of what I call Hamilton’s Curse in my new book of that name. It is the legacy of Alexander Hamilton and his political, economic, and constitutional philosophy. As George Will once wrote, Americans are fond of quoting Jefferson, but we live in Hamilton’s country.
The great debate between Hamilton and Jefferson over the purpose of government, which animates American politics to this day, was very much about economic policy. Hamilton was a compulsive statist who wanted to bring the corrupt British mercantilist system — the very system the American Revolution was fought to escape from — to America. He fought fiercely for his program of corporate welfare, protectionist tariffs, public debt, pervasive taxation, and a central bank run by politicians and their appointees out of the nation’s capital.
Jefferson and his followers opposed him every step of the way because they understood that Hamilton’s agenda was totally destructive of liberty. And unlike Hamilton, they took Adam Smith’s warnings against economic interventionism seriously.
Hamilton complained to George Washington that “we need a government of more energy” and expressed disgust over “an excessive concern for liberty in public men” like Jefferson. Hamilton “had perhaps the highest respect for government of any important American political thinker who ever lived,” wrote Hamilton biographer Clinton Rossiter.
Hamilton and his political compatriots, the Federalists, understood that a mercantilist empire is a very bad thing if you are on the paying end, as the colonists were. But if you are on the receiving end, that’s altogether different. It’s good to be the king, as Mel Brooks would say.
Hamilton was neither the inventor of capitalism in America nor “the prophet of the capitalist revolution in America,” as biographer Ron Chernow ludicrously asserts. He was the instigator of “crony capitalism,” or government primarily for the benefit of the well-connected business class. Far from advocating capitalism, Hamilton was “befogged in the mists of mercantilism” according to the great late nineteenth century sociologist William Graham Sumner.
The Curse of Government Debt
In a lengthy “report” to Congress on the topic of the public debt Hamilton said that “a national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a public blessing.” He would spend the rest of his life politicking for excessive government spending — and debt. The reason Hamilton gave for favoring a large public debt was not to finance any particular project, or to stabilize financial markets, but to combine the interests of the affluent people of the country — particularly business people — to the government. As the owners of government bonds, he reasoned, they would forever support his agenda of higher taxes and bigger government. (He condemned Jefferson’s first inaugural address and its minimal government message as “the symptom of a pygmy mind.”) No wonder one historian entitled his book on Hamilton “American Machiavelli.”
Wall Street financiers naturally took an immediate liking to Hamilton’s idea, and became the financial cornerstone of the Federalist Party (and later, the Whigs and Republicans). When Hamilton engineered the nationalization of the states’ debt as treasury secretary — something that was totally unnecessary since many states like Virginia had nearly paid off their war debts — the plan was to cash out much of the old debt at face value. This immediately became public knowledge in New York City, but the news spread ever so slowly to the rest of the country.
Some people can’t keep their hands to themselves.
Here are the 25 best examples of human/statue personal space violations.
Newsmax.com ^ | 3/12/2013 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 8:34:46 AM by RoosterRedux
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, North says the move shows that “the so-called war on terror has been abandoned by the Obama administration, there’s no doubt about it. We’ve seen the last additional detainee sent to Gitmo. This is proof that we’re no longer going to use Guantanamo as a place to send new detainees.
“There’s still a quandary as to what to do about those who are still there. There’s talk again about moving them to a special prison in Illinois that meets what they call super max standards. I would expect that we’re going to see a push to do that again by the Obama administration just like they did two years ago.
Judge Halts New York City Soda Ban
The Wall Street Journal ^ | March11 , 2013 | MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 3:41:19 PM by Hojczyk
Edited on Monday, March 11, 2013 3:45:28 PM by Admin Moderator. [history]
A state judge on Monday stopped Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s administration from banning the sale of large sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and other venues, a major defeat for a mayor who has made public-health initiatives a cornerstone of his tenure.
Whatever the US Government Is Planning, It Is Already Practicing by Bill Sardi… “The US Marines already had a biological response team named “America’s 911 Response Force,” a name for this military unit that was coined a year prior to the events that unfolded on 9-11-2001. This same unit of 350 US Marines practiced handling a crisis on the streets of New York City on September 11, 1998″
One thing we have learned since 9-11 is that government agencies practice whatever schemes they have in mind before they occur. Take for instance the events that took place prior to the attack on the Twin Towers in New York on 9-11-2001.
The US Marines already had a biological response team named “America’s 911 Response Force,” a name for this military unit that was coined a year prior to the events that unfolded on 9-11-2001. This same unit of 350 US Marines practiced handling a crisis on the streets of New York City on September 11, 1998. The drill even included handling the unexpected collapse of the World Trade Center towers. Believe it or not, this US Marine force even had a patch on their uniforms showing the World Trade Center twin towers!
So skip forward to the present time with me. I read a disturbing report in the Daily Mail, a UK publication. Dated March 8, 2013, the Daily Mail article describes a US Army Special Forces unit that had cancelled plans to conduct an exercise in Utah where infiltrators would be employed to “tame an indigenous population.”
The Right to Be Left Alone
by Mark Skousen
“The makers of the Constitution conferred the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by all civilized men—the right to be let alone.”
-JUSTICE LOUIS D. BRANDEIS
According to Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence, one of the “repeated injuries and usurpations” committed against the American people by the King of England was the erecting of “a multitude of New Offices, and . . . swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”
Today, following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the American people face another troublesome threat—swarms of security agents harassing us at airports, borders, buildings, and highways. Like many of you who travel frequently, my wife, Jo Ann, and I have been subjected to these often overzealous security guards who ask inane questions; force us to remove our shoes, jackets, and belt buckles; and meticulously go through our carry-on bags. I’ve had my fingernail clippers confiscated twice. Jo Ann was frisked three times in one day. Others have fared far worse. My friend and IOL fellow columnist Walter Williams was almost arrested in Jacksonville, Florida, after he refused to be patted down. A congressman was required to disrobe. After these security encounters, I always feel my privacy, indeed my dignity, has been violated.
Dragon Bones: The Mystery of the Peking Man… “…a Marine during World War II, returned home after the war with a box containing fossils, thought to be the Peking Man…”
TruTV ^ | prior to 2013 | Rachael Bell
Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2013 6:07:58 PM by SunkenCiv
Probably the most interesting story yet, concerned a Chicago broker named Christopher Janus who was determined to solve the case of the missing fossils. Janus offered a $5,000 reward for the recovery of the Peking Man in the mid-1970s. He received an unusual response from an unidentified woman who claimed she had the fossils and demanded that they meet on the top of the Empire State Building in New York City.
Janus curiosity was aroused and he met the woman at the designated spot. The woman claimed that her deceased husband, a Marine during World War II, returned home after the war with a box containing fossils, thought to be the Peking Man. She showed Janus a photograph of the bones to support her claim and told him that she would hand the bones over for a staggering $500,000.
Janus managed to persuade the woman to loan him the photo so he could show it to an expert. Professor of Anthropology Harry L. Shapiro examined the photo to see if fossil casts matched the bones in the picture. He found only one interesting piece in the entire lot, a skull that resembled one found at Chou Kou Tien.
However, it was difficult to be certain if it was actually one of the fossils because the picture was not very clear. Janus also showed the picture to several other experts in the field, some of whom were convinced that it was a skull excavated from Chou Kou Tien.
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2013 10:02:43 PM by RetiredTexasVet
Czar Bloomberg cited the injuries caused by the metal and plastic tableware as the primary reason for the ban, although environmental and dietary concerns were also factored in the decision.
Czar Bloomberg cited the statistics and chart developed by Dr. Michael Mann, of Global Warming fame, to support the estimated 20,000,000 injuries each year caused by the offending tableware.
When Dr. Mann was questioned about the data and the methodology used to develop and prepare the chart, Dr. Mann accused the questioners of being “deniers” and “haters of children”. Some reporters noted that the presented chart looked suspiciously similar to the Global Warming “hockey stick” chart but Dr. Mann dismissed it as pure happenstance.
Bloomberg Calls On State To Implement Sugary Drink Ban
CBS News ^ | February 25, 2013 5:03 PM
Posted on Sunday, March 03, 2013 12:47:04 PM by Olog-hai
“The state should do exactly the same thing in stores,” Bloomberg told reporters including WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb. …
They want to run our lives in every way possible. New York City’s Mayor Nanny Bloomberg is one such liberal. He won election twelve years ago by pretending to be another Rudy Giuliani. But even though he knew he was legally limited to two terms Nanny’s liberal lust for power was ultimately just as strong as a fish eyed child molester’s lust for gratification.
An emboldened Nanny and friends have since prohibited smoking in public parks and beaches, changed the lunch menus in schools to “healthy portions of salad” that nobody eats and set their sights on lowering the salt intake of their subjects by 25%.
» Gun Control Was – Historically – About Repressing Blacks Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!
Preface: I was raised to be against guns. My parents hated guns, and believed that they only lead to crime and accidental shootings.
I was raised in a blue state, and I have long been deeply influenced by leading voices for non-violence, such as Gandhi and King. So – until recently – I was pro gun-control.
As such, I was stunned to learn about the historical background behind gun control campaigns.
The Real History of Gun Control
UCLA Constitutional law professor Adam Winkler – whose commentary has been featured on CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and numerous other outlets, and who is a contributor to The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post – notes (via the Wall Street Journal):
[The history of gun control in America] was a constant pressure among white racists to keep guns out of the hands of African-Americans, because they would rise up and revolt.
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New York City Mayor Bloomberg to announce he wants to ban Styrofoam
Fox News ^ | February 14, 2013
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:32:46 AM by Pinkbell
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has fought against smoking, big sugary drinks and salty food during his tenure, is setting his sights on a new foe: Styrofoam.
Bloomberg plans to use part of his Thursday State of the City address to push for a ban on Styrofoam food packaging. He also will call for initiatives that would increase the number of parking spaces for electric cars and begin recycling more plastics and food waste
The Inquisitr ^ | February 5, 2013
Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 9:37:43 AM by Fennie
North Korea still intends to conduct the country’s third nuclear test later this month, despite intense pressure from the United States and the international community. Seemingly unconcerned about threats of new sanctions, Kim Jong-un and his Generals stunned most sane human beings by releasing a YouTube Video that shows New York City engulfed in flames after a missile attack.