Baby Bend Over, and Take One for Big Pharma

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Posted in category Big Pharma

This MSM report (FOX News) is spot-on in its disclosure of Big Pharma and medical professionals as it pertains to the drugging of children and babies. We’re talking about psychotropic behavior drugs that conform to the dictates of the Depression-Anxiety Complex that wants us all diagnosed with disorders and depression.

As the psychiatrist in the report notes, yes, the end consumer desires quick fixes, but ultimately, the Medical-Pharmaceutical-Governmental complex enables and legalizes the highly-profitable drug pushing and institutionalizes the quick-fix mentality amongst the masses. The data you see in the report was produced by IMS Health, an independent health industry data distribution vendor that supplied the numbers. Of course, it is duly noted that there exists no studies documenting the effectiveness of the drugs or the effects of long-term usage.

Always remember the “chewing gum” statement from Merck’s CEO Henry Gadsden, when he told Fortune magazine it was a shame that the company’s products could only be limited to “sick people.” As cited in the book Selling Sickness: How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients, by Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels:

Suggesting he’d rather Merck to be more like chewing gum maker Wrigley’s, Gadsden said it had long been his dream to make drugs for healthy people. Because then, Merck would be able to “sell to everyone.”





Mass Murder Matters

Monday, October 5, 2015
Posted in category War

Chris Harper Mercer is the only mass murderer making the front pages this past weekend. Our feral leader and his henchmen orchestrate this here mass murder at a charity hospital, and here’s the accountability, in full: “The White House released a statement from President Barack Obama offering condolences to the charity from the American people.”

Yet he had time for the scripted, politically-aimed, 12-minute spiel, ”There’s been another mass shooting in America.”

Saved By the Fed. Again.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Posted in category Economics

The lack of self-introspection combined with severe arrogance = Ben Bernanke exclaiming Fed Victory from the shrill zone. This story, How the Fed Saved the Economy: The Central Bank Did Its Job. What About Everyone Else?, is akin to an aarsonist setting your house on fire, rescuing the cat and calling 911, and when the home occupants escape from the fire our villain triumphantly claims he saved their home structure when the fire department departs after having successfully doused the fire before the entire house was burned to the ground.

Gun Control at Its Finest

Friday, October 2, 2015
Posted in category guns

Herr Obama says this: “We know that states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths. So the notion that gun laws don’t work … is not borne out by the evidence.”

–> Conveniently leaves out Chicago, those Killing Fields where his own stooges still run the regime.

The despots in D.C. think you are all stupid. Problem is, the majority of the masses cannot string simple truths together to form a logical thought. So indeed, they believe exactly what their slave masters tell them, no matter how shoddy the evidence.



Best Thing About Boehner

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Posted in category CongressCritters

He defied the smoking Nazis.

His memorable interview with Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation, where Schieffer, a cancer surviving flag-bearer, childishly chastised Boehner for enjoying smoking and not desiring to give up his personal habit. Even Harry Reid is going to miss Boehner’s cigarette smoke. Note that Boehner voted “hell no” on the government’s 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.


The Salatin Family’s Polyface Farm on Film

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Posted in category Food Freedom

Here is a wonderful trailer for a new film that is expected to be released in 2015: Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices. This is a film about the Salatin family’s Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia, a place in the Shenandoah Valley that receives worldwide attention because of Joel Salatin’s unflinching adherence to free-market farming and conservation. The trailer is so beautifully presented, I can’t wait to see the film.

The man who Time magazine has called “the world’s most innovative farmer,” Joel Salatin, is actually much more than a farmer. He is truly an amazing mesh of innovator, entrepreneur, conservationist, orator, and most importantly, he is a principled and dedicated free-market advocate who continually challenges the mediocrity and politicization of the Industrial Food Complex. Salatin’s orations consistently stress autonomy and decentralization as a natural part of the human condition. And never, even in the case of GMO labeling, does he call for government to protect or enforce.

Salatin describes how his family turned a farm that was once “the armpit of the community” into what some observers call “the best farm in the world.” And as one man says in this trailer, “people around the world are copying what is going on here, and it is breeding a whole new kind of entrepreneur.”

I think it’s important to understand what makes Salatin so special among his peers. Humans are not spiritually drawn to centralized, lethargized, catatonic-gigantic institutions that flaunt power and openly engage politicians to advance their rent-seeking abilities at the expense of decentralized markets. Except for some very feverish dogmatoids, very few folks get the warm-and-fuzzies over Monsanto or PepsiCo. Consequently, large political organisms must use propaganda and force to maintain their foothold and deflect criticism. This is why free markets are overtaken by what we call “complexes,” or rent-seeking, oligarchic machinations that use government – including patents, legislation, special-interest tactics – to enforce strategies that are advantageous for industry profitability.

Joel Salatin is one man with a farm who has heaped necessary attention upon the social and political forces driving America’s dependence on its convenience-oriented, health-destroying, industrial food machine.

Children Regulated on Playgrounds

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Posted in category Uncategorized

A Washington school bans the game of tag to ensure the “physical and emotional safety” of students. Folks in the media can’t seem to understand why “safety” is a consideration, yet the kids are being encouraged to play the school’s rough-and-tumble team sports.

Of course, the ban doesn’t make a lick of sense, particularly in the context of what other activities the school offers.

The school promotes competitive sports like football, which is like tag only instead of gently tagging someone and saying “you’re it,” students will viciously tackle their opponents. Further, the school also provides for wrestling; again, considerably more violent and dangerous than a game of tag.

Why is this hard to understand? It’s not about physical safety, at all. It’s all about constructing sanitized, controlled environments and a supervised diversity lab for children. Spontaneous play is not quota-driven; it is not “diverse & inclusive” per some predetermined, bureaucratic decree; and it does not conform to regulated behavior.

Child’s play is impromptu and unforced, and children will innately appoint natural leaders and establish a hierarchy system that governs their play, without regards to color, gender, or sexual orientation. Unpremeditated, voluntary play also does not establish politically-correct rules for opting in or out. This is not acceptable in these dark ages of government schooling.

Debter’s Prison

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Posted in category police state

It still exists, especially when you owe the militarized police state to provide for its rent-seeking, dehumanizing, domestic military branches. The Macomb County Jail, just 3 miles from my home, incarcerated this young man, de-clothed him, threw ultra-bright lights on him 24/7, put a camera on him, and watched him slowly waste away until the point of death 17 days later. All because he couldn’t pay a hefty parking ticket. He was under a doctor’s care for drug addition, taking Methadone, Xanax, and Klonopin to treat his addiction. The sudden withdrawal was, and often is, deadly. [Warning: you watch this man die in this video.]

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No Boehner Here

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Posted in category Politics

The news was 1/535th positive yesterday. Pelosi called it a “seismic” announcement. As the media likes to repeat when one of these seismic events occurs, we lose “one of the most powerful people in the world…” As if *that* is a good thing.

Boehner had actually become extraordinarily ineffective since the loss of his right-hand person and Chief-of-Staff, Paula Nowakowski, in 2010. Paula was one of my best childhood friends during my elementary school years.

Food Insecure, but iPhone and New-Car Secure.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Posted in category Food Politics

A 2014 article from National Geographic gives a brief history of the USDA’s shift from screaming “hungry” to hawking the more politically palatable and marketable description of “food insecurity.”

In 2006 the USDA traded the term “hunger” for “food insecurity,” shifting the focus from people who were literally without food to people who subjectively rated themselves as not eating what they wanted to eat or not having their desired level of access to enough food. Researchers had traditionally measured hunger through physical symptoms, like stunted growth and being underweight. To determine the new underclass of “hungry,” politically-motivated policy writers began asking Americans whether they were ever actually hungry: Had they missed meals, worried about running out of food, or gone to bed hungry? National Geographic even referred to this newfangled food insecurity as a “startling new picture of hunger in America.”

Today’s targets for federal redistribution programs are no longer the “skinny, starving” children who were the beneficiaries of Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” – they are suburban families basking in credit cards and SUVs; iPhone-clad city folks wheeling around in new cars and designer gym shoes; and middle class college students in 4-year programs at major universities. A quote from the article:

Measuring food insecurity rather than hunger has led to a startling new picture of America, says Janet Poppendieck, a sociologist at Hunter College whose recently re-released Breadlines Knee-Deep in Wheat explores the link between hunger and agricultural policy.

When it comes to America’s hungry, says Poppendieck, “they’re not hungry all the time; they just can’t count on not being hungry.”

USDA Economic Research Report from 2014 on food insecurity blames unemployment; the fact that the minimum wage has not been properly adjusted for inflation; and low participation in government-funded nutrition programs. Questions determining one’s level of food insecurity include the following:

- In the last 12 months, did you or other adults in the household ever cut the size of your meals or skip meals because there wasn’t enough money for food? 

- In the last 12 months, did you ever eat less than you felt you should because there wasn’t enough money for food?

The questions, of course, are all wide open for slicing and dicing neatly into categories that ignore subjective choice, entitlement mindset, accountability, and time preference orientation (priorities). If you wanted two Big Macs, an extra large order of fries, an apple pie, and a large shake, but all you could afford was a 1/4 pound burger and a small fry, you are deemed food insecure and you are therefore entitled to be made secure via federal food security policy.

These so-called “food insecure” people are said to be “struggling” to put food on the table, when in fact they are consumers of convenience who are reliant upon fast foods and processed, industrial-convenience foods that have taken over the majority of space in grocery stores. In addition, they are driven by high time preferences – preferring the instant gratification of status-things, entertainment, and amusement, as opposed to nutritional priorities and a longer-term outlook on health and quality of life.

Jim Bovard recently published an article in USA Today noting that federal food aid has never boosted nutrition, but instead welfare programs serve as a conduit for the poor and middle class to more easily obtain more of the nutritionally-deficient, convenience foods that easily make food aid recipients the most obese among Americans.

But of course, when the political ruling class recognizes that an old measure no longer creates the entitlement class of “poverty” and “hungry,” it’s time to change up the rules so that an entire dependent constituency is not lost.