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so what?

The Kennedy Assassination 50 Years Later by Paul Craig Roberts November 22, 2013 November 22, 2013, is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The true story of JFK’s murder has never been officially admitted, although the conclusion that JFK was murdered by a plot involving the Secret Service, the CIA, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been well established by years of research, such as that provided by James W. Douglass in his book, JFK And The Unspeakable, published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. Ignore Douglass’ interest in the Trappist monk Thomas Merton and Merton’s prediction and focus on the heavily documented research that Douglass provides. Or just turn to the contemporary films, […]

riding on air

Ben’s Rocket to Nowhere Posted by Peter Schiff on 11/26/2013 at 7:44 PM Herd mentality can be as frustrating as it is inexplicable. Once a crowd starts moving, momentum can be all that matters and clear signs and warnings are often totally ignored. Financial markets are currently following this pattern with respect to the unshakable belief that the Federal Reserve is ready, willing, and most importantly, able, to immediately execute a wind down of its quantitative easing program. How this notion became so deeply entrenched is a mystery, but the stampede it has sparked is getting more violent, and irrational, by the day. The release last week of the minutes of the October Fed policy meeting was a case […]

global scam

November 27, 2013 The UN global warming hoax is slowly dying By Alan Caruba In 2007 Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner was interviewed on the subject of sea levels. He is the head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics department at Stockholm University in Sweden. He is past president (1999-2003) of the INQUA Commission on Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution, and leader of the Maldives Sea Level Project. Dr. Mörner has been studying the sea level and its effects on coastal areas for some 35 years. “You have Vanuatu, and also in the Pacific, north of New Zealand and Fiji – there is the island Tegua. They said they had to evacuate it, because the sea level was rising. But again, you […]


As it turns out, other people have spotted OUR bird and given the rare Montana Gray Miniature Penguin another name. It is rather plain in my opinion, but the bird books do have good pictures and descriptions that match our new neighbor. In reading the description of the Dipper online, I discovered why I have such an affinity for him. In courtship, male may strut and sing in front of female Heck, he sounds almost human, don’t ya think? *AKA = Also Known As – a phrase frequently used in official documentation for aliases.

The Reason Police Brutality Is Rising

Editorial By Wendy McElroy A headline in Mint Press News (Nov. 6) declared, “U.S. Police Have Killed Over 5,000 Civilians Since 9/11.” An earlier Mint article (Aug. 19) reported, “Claims of Minneapolis Police Misconduct: 439; Officers Disciplined: 0.” It is almost cliché to talk about an epidemic of police brutality or the militarization of police departments. But what is occurring is a more intricate and interesting social dynamic than mere brute force. In his magnum opus, Man, Economy, and State, Murray Rothbard broke the ways in which the state controls people into three categories. Autistic intervention. The state directly restricts an individual’s use of his body or property. For example, a man is arrested for possessing drugs. Even if […]


The questions came to me on a forum I visit: A. Is there anything you regret doing (or trying to do) for freedom? B. Is there anything within your realistic power that you regret not doing (or not trying to do) for freedom? Made me ponder a bit, then respond: I had some unrelated regrets early on – quite a few, actually. I think I caught on. The regrets were treating someone else or myself dishonorably, or inaction in the face of clear choices. They linger shockingly long and can still be sources of personal disappointment. THAT has been a major life lesson, and motivator. I do not mean to brag, but these questions make me happy that I do […]

police encounters – what you need to know

4 ‘Magic’ Phrases to Use if Cops Stop You with Pot A lawyer’s advice on how to assert your rights when it comes to drugs and the police. Photo Credit: November 21, 2013 | This article originally appeared on If you use pot you are a criminal. This is true [according to federal authorities] even in Colorado and Washington, where the feds continue to outlaw cannabis. This is also true in California and other states that provide medical protection. This means the police not only have the right, but the obligation to try and stop you (though state police cannot legally enforce federal law). Fortunately, you do not have to help them. The United States Constitution gives you […]

Montana’s unique wildlife

After over a decade in the Nampa, Kuna region of Idaho, I was quite accustomed to the gray squirrels who had so successfully adapted to that urban and populated rural environment. Moving into the South Bitterroot last spring has delivered us into a new world. Elk and deer are so regularly sighted that they are about as likely to elicit comment as “Oh, LOOK, a Chevy” was where we came from. I was so tickled by the transformation in my world that I dubbed these little guys “Dwarf Striped Scooter Squirrels” and continue to think of them in those terms even now. I mean, they are significantly smaller, move a whole lot quicker and, of course, have those nifty racing […]

incompetent frog boiling

Attached below is an excellent article and call to action from highly respected Gun Owners of America. It discusses what just happened in the Senate to enable packing the federal courts with destructive agenda-driven rulers instead of honorable administrators of justice. For 220 years, the filibuster has stood in the way of a majority in the USofA Senate ramming bad and awful choices through over the top of more honorable contemporaries. One senator with a spine could stand off the entire Senate until the public came to his side to get the rest to back down. That option died last week. While it is really awful news, it is also good news. Since 1800, the forces of totalitarianism, of one-world-government […]


In church I heard a sweet elderly lady in the pew next to me saying a prayer. It was so innocent and sincere that I just have to share it with you: — “Dear Lord, This has been a tough four to five years. You have taken my favorite actor Patrick Swayze. My favorite musician Michael Jackson. My favorite Blues Singer Amy Winehouse. My favorite actress Elizabeth Taylor. My favorite singer Whitney Houston. And now my favorite author Tom Clancy! I just wanted you to know that my favorite politicians are Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid. Amen”

reign of horror

A Black Reporter Summarizes Barack Obama! The below summarization of Barack and Michelle Obama’s 5 year reign in the White House is by far the best I’ve ever read as it squarely hits the nail on the head. And it took a black reporter writing it to make it as effective as it is. A white man’s account would be instantly criticized by the liberal media as pure racism. But, how can anyone scream Racist when an exacting description of the Obamas is penned by a well known journalist of color? BEST SUMMATION OF BARACK AND MICHELLE EVER! Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles. The other evening on my twitter, a person […]

whatta day

The gas log fireplace was not working this morning. My studio space was at 35-degrees while outside was 10. Not good. Definitely wins the “Highest Priority” award for the day. It was mostly a repeat of my outta gas post from the other day except I didn’t have to eliminate so many possibilities before going straight to the problem. The thermopile was not heating up enough to generate the millivolts necessary to keep the gas valve turned on. This time I cleaned up the pilot light flame to put out slightly more heat. I think it will go for quite some time now, but I’ll be slow to assume it is permanently reliable. Over at my personal website I described […]

winter tromping in

It is no longer sneaking in on tippie-toes. This morning our thermometer touched 11 degrees for a short while … Heck, still double digits! My California family shudders to consider it, but I remind them we have heated houses to live in. When it warmed up to 18, I saw my first icebergs floating by the front window in the East Fork of the Bitterroot. – Cool has multiple meanings here. P.S. the photos are thumbnails – click for full-sized pictures […]

retired Generals want Obama retired

U.S. general: Let’s make Obama resign Cites Nixon resignation, urges citizens ‘to save republic’ from Washington leadership F. Michael Maloof About | Email | Archive F. Michael Maloof, staff writer for WND and G2Bulletin, is a former senior security policy analyst in the office of the secretary of defense. WASHINGTON – A retired Army general is calling for the “forced resignations” of President Obama, other administration officials and the leadership of Congress for the direction they’re taking the nation, his list of grievances including the systematic political purge of hundreds of senior military officers in the U.S. military. Retired Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely told WND he is calling for nationwide rallies and protests to demand the resignations and […]