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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

the optimism and pessimism in bringing about a voluntary society to replace the involuntary society

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Gulf Coast Water Temperatures

Monday, March 29, 2010

Iraq for Sale - old video but still applicable

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Next to Get on the Fake_Ear Agenda

Hinged Fins

An Observation from Marc Stevens

From Marc Stevens at http://marcstevens.net
Compulsory Insurance & More Conservative Doublethink

Written by Marc Stevens Wednesday, 24 March 2010 19:05
The March 11, 2010 article by Walter Williams: “Is health care a right?” was posted online here and it’s getting a lot of traffic, many people seem to be discussing it. While Mr. Williams, a guest host for Rush Limbaugh, is a statist, his article not only raises very important issues, but it’s a clear example of the doublethink one needs to engage in to be a statist.

Mr. Williams unwittingly makes the case against government healthcare (compulsory insurance) at the same time against the concept of government itself. He fails to directly address it though.

Mr. Williams put forth the following as the grounds why he is against government forced healthcare:

“Would there be any difference in principle, namely forcibly using one person to serve the purposes of another? There would be one important strategic difference, that of concealment. Most Americans, I would hope, would be offended by the notion of directly and visibly forcing one person to serve the purposes of another.” (Emphasis mine)

This is the same position Rush and other “conservative” radio show hosts have put forth opposing government imposed healthcare. What Mr. Williams and these statist radio show hosts don’t mention is this is why we are voluntaryists, agorists, libertarian or anarchists: it’s basically the voluntarist/anarchist principle:

It’s wrong to forcibly use one person to serve the purposes of others.

If Mr. Williams, Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck et al., really believe it’s wrong/immoral to forcibly use one person to serve the purposes of others, then they’ll apply that principal to the concept of government itself and call for the immediate abolition of all governments. They are the ones who love the phrase “intellectually honest”, why not be “intellectually honest” and be consistent in their thought? If it’s wrong to forcibly use one person to serve the purposes of others, then the concept of government itself is wrong.

It gets to the real issue and quickly moots the discussion of compulsory insurance doesn’t it? Obama, Pelosi and Reid are not going to be worried about passing “healthcare legislation” when people in the mainstream media are talking about abolishing government itself.

Sadly, I don’t see anyone in the mainstream media talking about abolishing government. They are not loyal to the truth and to their principals and if they are they’ll be replaced. After all, think their sponsors want anarchists on the air? No, they will continue their doublethink by championing the “founding fathers” and how American government is somehow excluded from “forcibly using one person to serve the purposes of another”. Gotta keep those sponsors happy.

Despite this, it’s great voluntaryist principals are being talked about on such a mass scale. People are sure to start catching on.

Mr. Williams ends with:

“None of my argument is to argue against charity. Reaching into one's own pockets to assist his fellow man in need is praiseworthy and laudable. Reaching into someone else's pockets to do so is despicable and deserves condemnation.”

Yes, the manner in which government operates – “reaching into someone else’s pockets” - is “despicable and deserves condemnation.” See how easy that is and no conspiracy theory necessary.

Care to publicly join the ranks of voluntaryists and proclaiming that Mr. Williams?


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Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Fountain of Youth

Got the underwater housing for the camera today. Will be in this video-ing in a few days.

Gator in Plain Sight at the 1 Minute and 14 Second Mark in This Video

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Israel Launches Airstrike on Gaza City 03/23/10

I'll probably be killed by Mossad agents for posting this video. So be it.

Paul Craig Roberts' Last Column

Paul Craig Roberts

March 24, 2010

There was a time when the pen was mightier than the sword. That was a time when people believed in truth and regarded truth as an independent power and not as an auxiliary for government, class, race, ideological, personal, or financial interest.

Good Bye: Truth Has Fallen and Taken Liberty With It 2008 08 13 robertsbig

As the pen is censored and its might extinguished, I am signing off.

Today Americans are ruled by propaganda. Americans have little regard for truth, little access to it, and little ability to recognize it.

Truth is an unwelcome entity. It is disturbing. It is off limits. Those who speak it run the risk of being branded “anti-American,” “anti-semite” or “conspiracy theorist.”

Truth is an inconvenience for government and for the interest groups whose campaign contributions control government.

Truth is an inconvenience for prosecutors who want convictions, not the discovery of innocence or guilt.

Truth is inconvenient for ideologues.

Today many whose goal once was the discovery of truth are now paid handsomely to hide it. “Free market economists” are paid to sell offshoring to the American people. High-productivity, high value-added American jobs are denigrated as dirty, old industrial jobs. Relicts from long ago, we are best shed of them. Their place has been taken by “the New Economy,” a mythical economy that allegedly consists of high-tech white collar jobs in which Americans innovate and finance activities that occur offshore. All Americans need in order to participate in this “new economy” are finance degrees from Ivy League universities, and then they will work on Wall Street at million dollar jobs.

Economists who were once respectable took money to contribute to this myth of “the New Economy.”

And not only economists sell their souls for filthy lucre. Recently we have had reports of medical doctors who, for money, have published in peer-reviewed journals concocted “studies” that hype this or that new medicine produced by pharmaceutical companies that paid for the “studies.”

The Council of Europe is investigating the drug companies’ role in hyping a false swine flu pandemic in order to gain billions of dollars in sales of the vaccine.

The media helped the US military hype its recent Marja offensive in Afghanistan, describing Marja as a city of 80,000 under Taliban control. It turns out that Marja is not urban but a collection of village farms.

And there is the global warming scandal, in which NGOs. the UN, and the nuclear industry colluded in concocting a doomsday scenario in order to create profit in pollution.

Wherever one looks, truth has fallen to money.

Wherever money is insufficient to bury the truth, ignorance, propaganda, and short memories finish the job.

I remember when, following CIA director William Colby’s testimony before the Church Committee in the mid-1970s, presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan issued executive orders preventing the CIA and U.S. black-op groups from assassinating foreign leaders. In 2010 the US Congress was told by Dennis Blair, head of national intelligence, that the US now assassinates its own citizens in addition to foreign leaders.

When Blair told the House Intelligence Committee that US citizens no longer needed to be arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of a capital crime, just murdered on suspicion alone of being a “threat,” he wasn’t impeached. No investigation pursued. Nothing happened. There was no Church Committee. In the mid-1970s the CIA got into trouble for plots to kill Castro. Today it is American citizens who are on the hit list. Whatever objections there might be don’t carry any weight. No one in government is in any trouble over the assassination of U.S. citizens by the U.S. government.

As an economist, I am astonished that the American economics profession has no awareness whatsoever that the U.S. economy has been destroyed by the offshoring of U.S. GDP to overseas countries. U.S. corporations, in pursuit of absolute advantage or lowest labor costs and maximum CEO “performance bonuses,” have moved the production of goods and services marketed to Americans to China, India, and elsewhere abroad. When I read economists describe offshoring as free trade based on comparative advantage, I realize that there is no intelligence or integrity in the American economics profession.

Intelligence and integrity have been purchased by money. The transnational or global U.S. corporations pay multi-million dollar compensation packages to top managers, who achieve these “performance awards” by replacing U.S. labor with foreign labor. While Washington worries about “the Muslim threat,” Wall Street, U.S. corporations and “free market” shills destroy the U.S. economy and the prospects of tens of millions of Americans.

Americans, or most of them, have proved to be putty in the hands of the police state.

Americans have bought into the government’s claim that security requires the suspension of civil liberties and accountable government. Astonishingly, Americans, or most of them, believe that civil liberties, such as habeas corpus and due process, protect “terrorists,” and not themselves. Many also believe that the Constitution is a tired old document that prevents government from exercising the kind of police state powers necessary to keep Americans safe and free.

Most Americans are unlikely to hear from anyone who would tell them any different.

I was associate editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal. I was Business Week’s first outside columnist, a position I held for 15 years. I was columnist for a decade for Scripps Howard News Service, carried in 300 newspapers. I was a columnist for the Washington Times and for newspapers in France and Italy and for a magazine in Germany. I was a contributor to the New York Times and a regular feature in the Los Angeles Times. Today I cannot publish in, or appear on, the American “mainstream media.”

For the last six years I have been banned from the “mainstream media.” My last column in the New York Times appeared in January, 2004, coauthored with Democratic U.S. Senator Charles Schumer representing New York. We addressed the offshoring of U.S. jobs. Our op-ed article produced a conference at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and live coverage by C-Span. A debate was launched. No such thing could happen today.

For years I was a mainstay at the Washington Times, producing credibility for the Moony newspaper as a Business Week columnist, former Wall Street Journal editor, and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. But when I began criticizing Bush’s wars of aggression, the order came down to Mary Lou Forbes to cancel my column.

The American corporate media does not serve the truth. It serves the government and the interest groups that empower the government.

America’s fate was sealed when the public and the anti-war movement bought the government’s 9/11 conspiracy theory. The government’s account of 9/11 is contradicted by much evidence. Nevertheless, this defining event of our time, which has launched the US on interminable wars of aggression and a domestic police state, is a taboo topic for investigation in the media. It is pointless to complain of war and a police state when one accepts the premise upon which they are based.

These trillion dollar wars have created financing problems for Washington’s deficits and threaten the U.S. dollar’s role as world reserve currency. The wars and the pressure that the budget deficits put on the dollar’s value have put Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block. Former Goldman Sachs chairman and U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson is after these protections for the elderly. Fed chairman Bernanke is also after them. The Republicans are after them as well. These protections are called “entitlements” as if they are some sort of welfare that people have not paid for in payroll taxes all their working lives.

With over 21 per cent unemployment as measured by the methodology of 1980, with American jobs, GDP, and technology having been given to China and India, with war being Washington’s greatest commitment, with the dollar over-burdened with debt, with civil liberty sacrificed to the “war on terror,” the liberty and prosperity of the American people have been thrown into the trash bin of history.

The militarism of the U.S. and Israeli states, and Wall Street and corporate greed, will now run their course. As the pen is censored and its might extinguished, I am signing off.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Marsh8472 Makes His Case in Star Wars vs. Star Trek

This is very good demonstration. Points are well made and the result is obvious.

Friday, March 19, 2010

For Thumbs

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New Arrival

Thursday, March 11, 2010

An Aloof Newfoundland at Dog Beach

Tough Time at Sunset

The Fake Ear Channel

The Fake Ear Channel presents --- Profit --- for your viewing enjoyment

Profit - pilot - part 2

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Last Train to Lhasa

W. C.

Last Train to Lhasa ten minutes