Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Look Mom, No Copypasta!

a special post for Luke. Just another day in the good old US..


The heartwarming story of three plainclothes cops who raid an apartment on a 'tip'. But they don't know that the 92-year old occupant is armed! Heroic granny shoots each one, but is then gunned down by the nefarious forces of evil. No word yet on how many shots they fired to kill her. Neat Jackboot twist: They don't bother informing the victim's family, who find out when the cops stage a press conference in front of her apartment building and name her. Yaaahh!!!

Don't accidentally dial 911

A Canadian woman dials 911 instead of 411. when 911 answers, she hangs up. Cops respond to see if she's in trouble. She informs them that it's a mistake, and refuses to let them in. THAT was her mistake. Cops call buddies and storm the house, threating the occupants and hauling them off to protective custody. Whheeee!!!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

"Bush didn't give us democracy, he gave us more new ways to be killed," Al-Rawi said.

We is winning the War or Terr! Check out how well RealID and biometric scanners are working in Iraq.

A new article by L. Neil Smith:
Government is about stealing; that's all it's about; that's all it's ever been about; that's all it will ever be about. The kind of society government needs most is a society at war with itself, torn by violent crime, crippled by poverty, intellectually and technologically stagnant. A peaceful, prosperous, progressive society is a threat, because it eliminates all the excuses traditionally used to steal from us.

Case in point:

Another threat from the fascist bastards: the National Animal Identification System. I don't want to go into specifics, as there's a lot of info, but you can check this site to see the reisistance that has cropped up. Basically, every farm animal (and domestic pets, depending on your state) will be given a unique number. Every birth, death, illness, and transport that occurs to one of your animals MUST be reported to the agency in charge.

This will stop bioterror, sure. Good thing the big ag companies get 1 number per herd, while small farmers need a number for every animal. Got to watch out for the big guys, make sure they're not hurting.

Don't want to co-operate. OK, then the govt comes to your place and kills your animals. Our food supply must be pure! Really, the Virginia Dept. of Agriculture did that to numerous pig owners this past summer when a few pigs tested positive for disease. The whole story is here.

A MN representative is the new head of the Ag committee. Full steam ahead for this guy!

The beginnings of the next big 2nd Amendment court case? The Washington County militia in AR told the Feds they were building full-autos for private use, in an effort to force a court case. Got raided. What happens now?

Without justice, what are kingdoms but great robber bands? What are robber bands but small kingdoms? The band is itself made up of men, is ruled by the command of a leader, and is held together by a social pact. Plunder is divided in accordance with an agreed upon law. If this evil increases by the inclusion of dissolute men to the extent that it takes over territory, establishes headquarters, occupies cities, and subdues peoples, it publicly assumes the title of kingdom! This title is manifestly conferred on it, not because greed has been removed, but because impunity has been added. A fitting and true response was once given to Alexander the Great by an apprehended pirate. When asked by the king what he thought he was doing by infesting the sea, he replied with noble insolence, "What do you think you are doing by infesting the whole world? Because I do it with one puny boat, I am called a pirate; because you do it with a great fleet, you are called an emperor."

St. Augustine,
The City of God,
Book IV, Chapter 4

A great tale of tax reisistance by Juanita Nelson:

Anyway, because I believe that it is more important to do what is right than what is lawful or expedient, I have declined to pay the tax. All right, then, having determined this course of action for yourself, should you not be willing to accept punishment for your defiance? Why should I? I have stated that 1) I believe this particular measure to be so intolerable that I cannot abide by it; 2) I believe that I have every right, nay, every responsibility, to act according to my best judgment, not waiting for one-hundred and fifty million others to concur. This one act may not lead inevitably to a good end, but I do not see that it can lead to a bad one. Why should I expect or accept punishment for exercising my best judgment? I was not a whit more contrite when the marshals came to arrest me than when I first declined to pay the tax. Would I go peaceably in order to show my compatriots that I do not utterly despise them and their institutions? If I must go to jail in order to demonstrate my respect, then they will have to believe as they believe; if I should go to jail willingly for that, I should undoubtedly end up despising myself at least. And how can one have respect for others without self-respect?

The difference between safety and peril.

A great pic from Oleg Volk at
Check the posters section.

People who think that crooks can easily disarm us might want to think again.

Sorry about the disjointed post. Postings will improve shortly, I promise!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Hello all. Celebrating the holiday?

I suppose you're wondering why I called you here this evening. Well, you see, I'm not entirely satisfied with your performance lately...I'm afraid your work's been slipping and...and, well, I'm afraid We've been thinking about leting you go.

Oh, I know , I know. You've been with the company a long time now. Almost...Let me see. Almost ten thousand years! My word, doesn't time fly? It seems like only yesterday...I remember the day you commenced your employment, swinging down from the trees, fresh faced and nervous, a bone clenched in your bristling fist... "Where do I start, sir?" you asked, plaintively.

I recall my exact words: "There's a pile of dinosaur eggs over there, youngster," I said, smiling paternally the while. "Get sucking"

Well, we've certainly come a long way since then, haven't we? And yes, yes, you're right, in all that time you haven't missed a day. Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Also, please don't think I've forgotten about your outstanding service record, or about all of the invaluable contributions that you've made to the, the wheel, agriculture...It's an impressive list, old timer. A jolly impressive list. Don't get me wrong. But well, to be frank, we've had our problems, too. There's no getting away from it. Do you know what I think a lot of it stems from? I'll tell you..

It's your basic unwillingness to get on within the company. You don't seem to want to face up to any real responsiblility, or to be your own boss. Lord knows, you've been given plenty of opportunities...We've offered you promotion time and time again, and each time you've turned us down. "I couldn't handle the work, guv'nor," you wheedled. "I know my place."

To be frank, you're not trying, are you? You see, you've been standing still for far too long, and it's starting to show in your work...And, I might add, in your general standard of behavior. The constant bickering on the factory floor has not escaped my attention...nor the recent bouts of rowdiness in the staff canteen. Then of course there's..hmm,well,I didn't really want to have to bring this up, but..Well, you see, I've been hearing some disturbing rumours about your personal life. No, never you mind who told me, No names, no pack drill...I understand that you are unable to get on with your spouse. I hear that you argue. I am told that you shout. Violence has been mentioned. I am reliably informed that you always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn't hurt at all.

And what about the children? It's always the children who suffer, as you're well aware. Poor little mites. What are they to make of it? What are they to make of your bullying, your despair, your cowardice and all your fondly nurtured bigotries? Really, it's not good enough, is it? And it's no good blaming the drop in work standards upon bad management, either..though, to be sure, the management is very bad. In fact, let us not mince...The management is terrible!

We've had a string of embezzlers, frauds, liars, and lunatics making a string of catastrophic decisions. This is plain fact. But who elected them?

It was you! You who appointed these people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I'll admit that anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after century seems to me nothing short of deliberate.

You have encouraged these malicious incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without question their senseless errors. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was "NO." You have no spine. You have no pride. You are no longer an asset to the company.

I will, however, be generous. You will be given two years to show me some improvement in your work. If at that the end of that time you are still unwilling to make a go of it...You're fired.

That will be all. You may return to your labours.

V, V for Vendetta, by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. More to the sheep, like it is in the book, than to my usual readers. Better posts to come. I've been thinking about a five to seven part series on how the US gov has terrorized individuals since 1776, written on the standard of a Lew Rockwell or Strike-the-Root article.