Archive for September, 2015

Best Thing About Boehner

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 18:03 No Comments

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 [...]

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The Salatin Family’s Polyface Farm on Film

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 17:29 1 Comment

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 [...]

This was posted under category: Food Freedom

Children Regulated on Playgrounds

Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:23 No Comments

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 [...]

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Debter’s Prison

Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:08 No Comments

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 [...]

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No Boehner Here

Saturday, September 26, 2015 6:59 No Comments

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 [...]

This was posted under category: Politics

Food Insecure, but iPhone and New-Car Secure.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 19:46 1 Comment

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 [...]

This was posted under category: Food Politics

Qatar and Volkswagen

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 20:46 No Comments

Apropos my previous post on this topic, here’s a snippet from a Congressional Research Service paper from 2014, “Qatar: Background and U.S. Relations.” Qatar, a small peninsular country in the Persian Gulf, emerged as a partner of the United States in the mid-1990s and currently serves as host to major U.S. military facilities. Qatar holds [...]

This was posted under category: Foreign Policy

Volkswagen and Foreign Policy

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 20:33 1 Comment

Government Motors executives knowingly kept putting faulty ignition switches on vehicles, playing the numbers game and covering up its con game that killed 120+ people. Then they pocket the US Justice Department and walk away with inconsequential fines and no criminal prosecution. The Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) will have 3 corporate officers/managers sent to [...]

This was posted under category: Foreign Policy, Totalitarian Government