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Despite Setbacks, Liberty Will Prevail in 2018

from The Campaign For Liberty by Ron Paul January 02, 2018 Happy New Year! We always approach a new year with anticipation, hope, and also some worries. Last year was one of the strangest political years I have seen in some time. A new Republican president spent his first year pursuing more or less the same foreign policy as his Democratic predecessor and the Democratic Party spent the year looking under every rock in the US for a “Russian connection” or any other reason to see him impeached over it. The neocon-dominated foreign policy establishment on both the Left and Right were so furious that candidate Trump dared suggest we could get along with our “enemies” overseas that they jumped […]

reaching down deep

I was a tiny guy in high school; had more or less stopped growing in 5th grade. But Dad taught me to play tennis … well enough to be third on the tennis team out of 3,000 kids in my high school. Amusingly, the big, muscle-bound, power-lifter coach who drew the short straw and had to “coach” the tennis team took turns playing against all of us. I was the only one who beat him … because he expected his opponents to follow his coaching instructions while I was rebellious enough to put the ball where he didn’t expect it… over and over … he never could catch on. It wasn’t important to me, but tennis came easy enough and […]

WAR turns sweet 16

It has been 16 years since their staged events of Sept 11, 2001 provided cover for The War Party to openly assault North Africa and The Mediterranean. This is what life has been like for the Arabs who lived in the wrong place at the wrong time. Imagine, if you will, that your home, your family, your neighbors and every little thing you worked for is now that pile of rubble. The Americans did this, they are told. Not incorrectly, mind you. Each of us who allowed the ruling class Ds and Rs to run rampant with their war machine DID DO THIS. Let this be the year Joe Sixpack withdraws his support. […]

war

Cold war Hot war Meh Today the typical murrikan celebrates the deliberate destruction of USofA versus / Russia / China / Korea / Iran / Yemen / etcetera by running big screen televisions full time while grazing on GMO chips, dips, cheese and lots of watery beer-like substance. Much of what that television poured out last year was the destruction of international relations, with particular focus on making Russia into a country worth sharing nuclear war with. Won’t that be fun? It did not have to be. The war mongers lost our presidential election. We were on the brink of peace. Sadly, Trump’s rebellious early cabinet appointments shifted trajectory in mid-January. He turned from hiring outsiders to surrounding himself with […]

extraordinary fires

Controlling fire has marked the progress of mankind. This new level of control will mark the decline. Fire behavior nowadays is unlike anything firefighters have faced before. It behooves us as individuals to prepare for abnormal fire events. Be overly conservative in your planning and setups. Funny, I bought a snow blower in July; talking about fire with a foot of snow outside. I accumulated several videos, links and significant information on some California fires that were definitely unnatural. Mostly it is hard to believe; difficult to accept what these videos expose. Not wanting to believe it is one thing, but covering your eyes, ears and closing your mind is to ignore something very important. This is real. People […]

climatard

You went to the doctor, didn’t you?

I broke a rib a week ago. This morning I answered my son’s question something like this: In the 50s doctors would diagnose a broken rib, then wrap the chest supposedly to stabilize the break for healing. The broken rib(s) would then heal in an unnaturally compressed position out of alignment with the other ribs. Today they do not do anything … well, they send you for a photograph of the break, then advise you, “If it hurts, don’t do it”, while prescribing pain killing drugs so you can abuse your broken bone and delay the healing. Two hundred dollars worth of help I do not need. Which reminds me of people going to THE DOCTOR for flu, cold, sniffles […]

news soup

I am cleaning up my collection of links to articles that merited further reading, research and/or sharing. My link list, and my ToDo list were both getting too long. Thus you get to see what has been in my peripheral vision for days, or weeks … all in the raw … and in no particular order. Aha. I am sharing my disorder that I may have more clarity. Why I Quit TeachingBy David Solway … For one thing, administration had come to deal less with academic issues and more with rules of conduct and punitive codes of behavior, as if it were a policing body rather than an arm of the teaching profession… … For another, colleagues were increasingly buying […]

I did math today

I have been off the air for A LONG TIME. As most of you know, I try to remain connected to the amateur radio bands – those folks who will still be able to share information over significant distances when the phones stop working. Since we began the move from our riverside cabin to The Homestead, I have been off the air. My FCC-licensed radio stations have been silent, and worse, unlistening. I have worked at remaining sanguine about it. As I continue to progress on EVERYTHING THAT HAS TO BE DONE, the radios I packed away several months ago will reappear … when they are supposed to … in the right order, in the grand scheme of things. […]