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showtime vs realtime

Mainstream media and ghosts of presidencies past are scurrying into dark corners hoping the “Uranium One” scandal will blow over. Many of us are rooting for it to blow up on the Teflon Couple and their slimy co-conspirators. They fear Trump for good reason. He has not run cover for them the way all recent presidents did for their crime family. BUT he did bow down to what I guess was some powerful threats and fill top level administration positions with the same banksters and military-industrial-complex leaders on the same team as Bush-Clinton-Obama. It is an interesting show. I won’t be surprised if the storm blows over with the criminals unscathed, but I cannot help hope for a modicum of […]

Why Did it Have to be … Guns?

by L. Neil Smith Over the past 30 years, I’ve been paid to write almost two million words, every one of which, sooner or later, came back to the issue of guns and gun-ownership. Naturally, I’ve thought about the issue a lot, and it has always determined the way I vote. People accuse me of being a single-issue writer, a single- issue thinker, and a single- issue voter, but it isn’t true. What I’ve chosen, in a world where there’s never enough time and energy, is to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician—or political philosophy—is made of, right down to the creamy liquid center. Make no mistake: all politicians—even those […]

Of Course The Country Is Divided

from The Ron Paul Liberty Report Government is very slick with its marketing: – United “We” Stand – “It’s Not Who We Are” As A Country – “We The People” – Russia Wants “To Divide Us” … and on and on. Government likes to portray the country as a unified entity. It’s pure fantasy and false advertising at its finest. Let’s say you’re person who believes in “live and let live.” You’d never use force against your neighbor, and you’d never send government to use force against your neighbor for your benefit. You want to be left alone, and you show the same courtesy to others. That doesn’t mean you don’t need others. You’ll gladly trade and exchange with […]

cause of The Civil War

Lamestream media informed people are attacking, or supporting the attacks on Confederate history. I am saddened by their historical ignorance, but not surprised. The federal takeover of government indoctrination, sometimes called “public schools” had this among its chief objectives. I just ran across a wonderful summary of the “Civil War” causes. Certainly the books When In The Course Of Human Events, The Real Lincoln, Lincoln Unmasked and others of their kind are better than this synopsis, but the facts are consistent. The modern, popular mythology does not hold water. I quote from the article: Shortly after Lincoln’s call to put down the “rebellion;” a prominent Northern politician wrote to Colonel Baldwin to enquire what Union men in Virginia would do […]

Venezuela’s Lessons for the United States

Opposition supporters clash with police during protests against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro in San Cristobal, Venezuela April 19, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez by Future of Freedom Foundation Lesson 1: Socialism doesn’t work. Free schooling. Free health care. Free retirement. Free welfare. Free everything. It just doesn’t work. Taking from the rich and giving to the poor ultimately makes everyone poor—i.e., the total equality of wealth that leftists love. Socialism produces economic crises, which then produce calls for more socialism and interventionism, which produce more crises. The cycle continues until there is a complete government takeover of economic activity, which necessarily entails a complete takeover of people’s lives and resources. Lesson 2: Democracy is not freedom. Oftentimes it destroys freedom. […]

suppressors

I endured the expensive and long process currently required to gain permission from our rulers to own a sound suppressor for my rifle. Over 9 months and $1,000 for a hundred dollar part that enables your neighbors to go about their business without noise pollution should you choose to sight in or practice with a firearm. Darn near a year for some faceless apparatchik to affix a rubber stamp and signature to my papers. Precious few of us bother. Therefore one person’s shooting is an entire neighborhood’s disturbing the peace. I repurposed a .223 AR-15 rifle into a 300 AAC Blackout, mounted the scope without proper tools, or any experience for that matter, and got help mounting “the can”. […]

Suppressor Deregulation Bill Gains Momentum in the House

Suppressor Deregulation Bill Gains Momentum in the House Click on the Take Action button to urge your congressman, , to cosponsor H.R. 327, the Hearing Protection Act.   Put the Second Amendment on offense by becoming a GOA Patriot member today!   Suppressor Deregulation Bill Gains Momentum in the House Dear Ted: A year ago, amending the provisions of the overbearing and unconstitutional National Firearms Act would have been considered “a long shot.” And yet, here we are.  A free-standing bill to remove suppressors from the act — dubbed the “Hearing Protection Act” — has 146 cosponsors, including several Democrats.  That bill is H.R. 367. Now Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC) has included the Hearing Protection Act in a larger […]

Woodpile Report

The current Woodpile Report is a good’un … as usual… maybe moreso. Regardless, I highly recommend going there and reading all of it. Skimming is allowed, but I suspect you will read. Prepare to bookmark and come back to finish. I give you one compelling bit below. Click the title to go see the entirety. … The Woodpile Report As I mentioned last week, there are a number of economists predicting a monster run up in the stock exchanges—near 30,000 on the DJI around the end of the third quarter—then a sputtering stall with a quivering violin note in the background, followed by an unstoppable, cascading crash sweeping all before it in the grandest reset since Pompeii. They present loads-o’-supporting […]

DUI vs drunk on power

Literally half a lifetime ago, I read a great essay in either Car & Driver, or Road & Track (I used to subscribe to both) about alcohol-impaired driving. It was a thoughtful, honest appraisal developed with real world field testing. Different people react differently to consumption of beer, wine and liquor. Some at .08 had distinct reduction in driving competence. Others could out-drive them at double that. If you have spent any time around such people, YOU KNOW THAT. But the assumption of prohibitionist legislators is that drink is BAD… any and all. The only limit to what rules they can lay on drinkers is what the legislatures can get away with… almost no limits at all in Utah. In […]