They Gotta Regulate People Helping People

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Posted in category Regulatory State

The “Cajun Navy” is … voluntary diversity. People having each other’s backs. Saving lives. Helping others because they want to do the heroic thing. Making the world a better place, in the moment, for folks facing terrifying situations in flooded New Orleans. They are unusual angels using their own time, money, and efforts to conduct rescues. But now the government wants to keep these guys from helping others until they sign up for the government monopoly on helping people.

The government is going to regulate people helping people so that people can no longer help other people. The sickness of the government monopoly on everything aims not to support citizens, but to oppress them. As always, this insane attempt at regulation is couched in terms of “we’re doing it to help.”

Some of those Good Samaritans, a loosely-organized group called the ‘Cajun Navy,’ are being interviewed by media around the country, but that attention is nowhere near the pushback lawmakers are discussing when it comes to possibly breaking the law in the future if they save lives again

… Republican State Senator Jonathan Perry of the Vermillion, Lafayette area, is working on legislation that could require training, certificates and a permit fee to allow these Good Samaritans to get past law enforcement into devastated areas.

Detoit-Hipster Bubble Jeans?

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Detroit Denim Company makes jeans by hand with an 87-step process in a factory that has been largely designed by art and design students. It’s all very cool, but the reality is evident.

The luxury jeans start at $250. Before you think that will burn a hole in your pocket, Yelsma said it’s worth the investment because they do free repairs for the lifetime of the jeans.

“Just like food is farm to table. We are more like table to body,” Owner Eric Yelsma said. He calls these “local jeans,” and the factory can make 10 pairs per day.

This is just nuts. As much as I promote all that has become great about Detroit, I stop where reality has entered the bubble economy. The company’s customers are the status kings in the hood and young Hipsters jacking up their credit cards, not the organic customer with a rising income stream with an abundance of disposable income who is willing to commit to jeans that cost 10x the norm. The owner says this:

I never could have started what I’m doing now anywhere else. In terms of finding real estate and setting up shop, there are far fewer hurdles here than in any other large city,” he says of Detroit as a place to do business.

Indeed, and that is what has made Detroit such a great, grass-roots entrepreneurial city that has been able to dismiss the old reputation as a one-product town. But when great entrepreneurs meet the economic bubble that has been teased by years of economic manipulation (think Quantitative Easing, Parts 1 through 999), look out. The tumble will be severe.

But then again, 2008 never happened.

The Disposable Veterans

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Posted in category War

The obituary says he “lost his battle with PTSD.” He lost his battle for freedom and a quality life once he signed up to be used as cannon fodder for the US Government. Quote:

“Ketchum had been struggling with PTSD and substance abuse after returning home from his three tours overseas. He had deployed twice to Iraq as a Marine combat engineer where his job was to clear roadside explosives. He also served once in Afghanistan in the Army National Guard.

While serving, he had been through several explosions and ended up with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s) and concussions.”

Imagine what he went through? Another young life thrown into the snake pit, deemed to be worthless by all who provoke, maintain, and ratchet up wars, and then legitimize and sanction their use and disposal of these men through massive campaigns of military hero-worship. When the NFL and NBA and MLB promote their hero worship of all things military, why don’t they wheel these guys onto the field and tell their story on the Jumbotron? Nah, that’s not good for “business.”

A President’s Job: “Shape Our Children”

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

These are the kinds of things that a Communist wife of a Communist President says at the DNC.

In this election and every election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.

Michelle Obama: “the power to shape our children…”

1-Power.

2-Shape.

3-Our (children).

And that blows right by all of the clueless, sound-biting Obama zealots, doesn’t it?

It means:
1-Coercion (force).
2-Indoctrinate (through the force of law).
3-Your children are a part of the collective to be shaped as needed to serve their masters and their agendas.

Obama wife followed that up with “only Hillary should be trusted with that responsibility.” Said Hitler (1938), according to Holocaust historians:

“These boys and girls enter our organizations [at] ten years of age, and often for the first time get a little fresh air; after four years of the Young Folk they go on to the Hitler Youth, where we have them for another four years . . . And even if they are still not complete National Socialists, they go to Labor Service and are smoothed out there for another six, seven months . . . And whatever class consciousness or social status might still be left . . . the Wehrmacht [German armed forces] will take care of that.”
Adolf Hitler (1938) 

Communist Walls in Philadelphia

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Posted in category Politics

The Democratic Party, that same party that assails Trump as a bigot, racist, and a whatever-o-phobe for his immigration “wall” statements, has a very nice wall built to keep out protesters while it hands a fraudulently-obtained nomination to Killary.

The irony, eh?

wall

The Bankster Candidate

Monday, July 25, 2016
Posted in category Financial Markets

The Big Banksters are behind Hillary. She is the candidate of Wall Street, not Main Street.

It is true that the Republican National Convention delegates approved a platform that calls for reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act and scaling back the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, calling it the Democrats’ “legislative Godzilla.” This is why you find so many hedge fund guys donating to Hillary as well as the big NY banks. They will not donate to Trump and that clearly shows who protects whom.

The Clintons repealed Glass-Steagall. Obviously, the big banks will be pouring money into Hillary to maintain their positions. It looks like the Democrats are for big business, not the Republicans. Guess this is part of the cross-dressing going on in Washington.

JAMA Publishes Obama Health Care Propaganda as “Science”

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Posted in category Medical Establishment

The JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) is a second tier journal that has voluntarily launched itself into unqualified irrelevance with its latest “scholarly” medical article: United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps, by Barack Obama. The LA Times calls it a “scientific study” that poses a threat to “the integrity of scientific publishing.” It is not a scientific study, at all – it is authorized political propaganda for the purpose of painting the president as competent and innovative because he presided over one of the largest government programs in the modern era. However, the writer goes on to say:

It would be difficult, if not impossible, to find another paper in any scientific journal in which a politician was allowed to subjectively analyze his own policy and declare it a success. This is a textbook definition of conflict of interest.

…One-sided commentary is perfectly fine for the campaign trail, but it has no place in a scientific journal, or in the scientific record alongside the discoveries of DNA and black holes. On the contrary, a good scientific paper devotes space to seriously considering the objections of other scientists. Failure to do so would often be grounds for rejection. Rather than ignoring or belittling opposing ideas, it is the author’s job to convince his readers that his data and ideas are superior.

I do find it odd that the writer does not take to task the fact that Obama did not write the article, cull the data for evidence, bring forth the findings, and draw a conclusion. The writer(s) of said article who wrote it with the byline “Barack Obama, JD” merely backed into all of the content based on Herr Obama’s conclusions and self-evaluation of his tenure in office presiding over a totalitarian health care system that he is trying to rescue from embarrassment and extinction.

Clearly, we have entered dark times when even second-tier science journals such as JAMA allow the executive branch to propagandize its ideology and policy in what is supposed to be a “prestigious” peer-reviewed medical journal.

 

Sharing Passwords is a Federal Crime

Monday, July 11, 2016

A great case for more and bigger jails, a new bureaucracy within the FBI, as well as a “Password Sharing” Task Force and Czar.

Conditioning Kids to Obey

Monday, July 11, 2016
Posted in category police state

Message to kids from those who serve and protect: obey, or you will be harmed.

Officer George Brice, his muscled and heavily tattooed biceps crossed firmly over his chest and flak jacket, offered a raw, real-life scenario of how a traffic stop might go down for an audience of 35 Albany teenagers.

…”If you get all cocky and give me attitude, I am going to write you up for every possible ticket in the book,” Brice said. “And if you continue to argue and disobey my orders and fight, fight, fight, you could lose your life.”

Was Philando a Police Target?

Sunday, July 10, 2016
Posted in category police state

Philando Castile: a little bit more of what we _may_ know in spite of folks posting these poorly-written articles from (conservative) websites/blogs that are known to be biased and not credible, insisting that Philando was an “armed robbery suspect.” (All the stuff I’ve sorted through on that very notion doesn’t add up, and in fact it has all kinds of holes.)

“He had been pulled over at least 52 times in recent years in and around the Twin Cities and given citations for minor offenses including speeding, driving without a muffler and not wearing a seat belt.

Many charges were dismissed, but Castile pleaded guilty to some, mostly for driving after his license was revoked and driving with no proof of insurance. However, those two charges also were the most frequently dismissed, along with failing to wear a seat belt.

The records show no convictions for more serious crimes.”

Thought: was he targeted, or is 52 times just happenstance? Question: did that cop know exactly who he was pulling over when he went after him?