Given the big-spending, high-taxing, debt-soaking nature of the modern “conservative” movement, should we be surprised that this plan pleasantly pontificates as supporting “self-reliant, American capitalism” while simultaneously defining exactly what the modern conservative movement has become?
Supporting these red-tie wearing big government stooges out to drain the productive while reading from Teleprompter A instead of teleprompter B is an insult to most “conservative’s” intelligence.
Here are some fun facts from Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” Budget Plan:
1) Increases Federal Government Tax Collections from $2.444 Trillion to $4.601 Trillion, a $2.157 Trillion, 88% Federal Tax Collection Increase.
2) Increases Federal Government Spending from $3.624 Trillion to $4.888 Trillion. A $1.264 Trillion, 35% Increase Federal Government Spending.
3) ADDS $4 Trillion to the National Debt.
Please forgive me if I don’t commence clapping and cartwheeling at the stark differences between Romney and Obombya during our chance to “Save America” in this election.
If so, ok–I’ll respect that based upon an apparently objective process of arithmetic.
Terrorists – Dead Terrorists = Less Terrorists.
May I offer some other objective data points?
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism recently concluded that from June 2004 to September 2012, between 2562 and 3325 people were killed by drone strikes in Pakistan.
Of those, The BIJ estimates that 474-881 were civilians, and 176 were children; however given ease with which we can classify someone as a “militant” I am very skeptical of the low number of civilians in that quote.
What would you do if your friends, family members or loved ones were wrongly killed in a terrorist attack? Would you retaliate?
General David Petraeus’ former advisor describes the tendency of Muslims to do exactly that.
“Every one of these dead noncombatants represents an alienated family, a new desire for revenge, and more recruits for a militant movement…” -David Kilcullen, fomer advisor to Gen David Petreaus.
Just how insane have we become?! What kind of propaganda have we fallen for? Why have we accepted it so WILLINGLY?!
Our military is destroying lives, ruining our credibility and stoking the fires of war relentlessly around the world by killing these innocent people and all we can think to say in response is, “Well, they shouldn’t be hangin’ around with no damn terrorists then!”
The number of high-level targets killed as a percentage of total casualties is extremely low—estimated at just 2%. - Peter Bergen & Megan Braun, CNN
The below mini-documentary Living Under Drones is a superb and heart-rendering piece of journalism from Professor James Cavallaro of Stanford Law School’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, and Professor Sarah Knuckey of the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law.
Their recently released report with the same title is available for free download here; it is shocking and an absolute must-read, must-spread far and wide piece of journalism.
This disaster of humanity is ours to end.
Is Halloween REALLY just about the kids, candy and good times? Or is it true that our world is in the middle of a vast and unseen spiritual dimension full of many cruel and wicked beings that constantly seek to harm, deceive and destroy us given the chance to do so; AND that these beings have massive Earthly spiritual traditions that seek to communicate with these beings and act in accordance with their wishes?
Yes, it sounds ridiculous to our natural, rational minds, but it remains true regardless of your beliefs.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33
Halloween, previously known and All Hallow’s Eve and All Saint’s Day to Catholics was very likely either a marketing pitch by the Catholic Church to bring more pagan followers into its ranks by connecting to the human-sacrificing Druidic holiday of Samhain, November 1st; or it was a consciously corrupt decision by The Vatican; whose inner circles are pagans—or worse—themselves. Now, Druids≠Satanists, but as Pagan and “New Age” Luminary Helena Blavatsky herself describes the connections…
“After one’s own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht (May 1st) and Halloween.” -Anton LaVey, Founder of The Church of Satan, ref The Satanic Bible, p. 96
If you do not see a spiritual dimension to this life, I’m not hear to convince you—it may not yet be your time to find God in the way you’re meant to. But if you believe that this world cannot exist as merely a cosmic mistake or out of a “primordial soup” via evolution, then I call you forth to come out of the beast, and into a relationship with the Lord of this world, Jesus Christ.
A man, like us, whose love, healing and compassion know no bounds—a man who can inspire, lift and love us better than we ever could hope—God walking the Earth on two feet.
Repenting for our wicked ways is important, but not required to begin the journey.
You are loved more than you could ever believe; if you pray with a passionate and humble heart for God to make him/herself known to you and for Christ to come alive as a Spirit within you, great and amazing changes will happen; healing and peace unlike you have ever known will be yours.
In response to the upcoming Spielberg production, “Lincoln” author, professor, historian Thomas Dilorenzo writes the following to help us see another side to the man we’re meant to worship for ending slavery. The truth is far different than the story we’ve been told about the honorable and “honest” Abe Lincoln. History buffs and truth seekers will enjoy DiLorenzo’s work. His concise and compelling, “How Capitalism Saved America” was especially paradigm-shifting for me.
Thanks to the dozens of emailers who have sent me a link to the “trailer” for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming movie about Lincoln (Out Nov.16). The trailer says the book is based on the book by the confessed plagiarist Doris Kearns-Goodwin. I reviewed the book here several years ago. From all indications the movie will be the typical extraordinarily misinformational whitewash.
That’s how I would describe the other sycophantic books Goodwin has written about Lyndon Johnson and the Kennedys. She is essentially a museum-quality specimen of a “court historian.” Her book Team of Rivals, on which the movie is said to be based, is the usual lame-excuse-for-everything treatment of Dishonest Abe. Like almost all other books on the subject, it reads like a defense lawyer’s brief for The War Crimes Trial of Abraham Lincoln.
For example, when she mentions that Lincoln was never a Christian, instead of pointing out the gigantic hypocrisy of his nevertheless quoting Scripture in his political speeches to dupe the public into thinking that God was somehow on his side, all Goodwin says is that we should feel even more sorry for poor old Abe than we do since he didn’t believe in an afterlife.
When Goodwin discusses how it was Lincoln who orchestrated the passage through the U.S. Senate of the Corwin Amendment to the Constitution that would have forbidden the government from ever interfering with Southern slavery, instead of stating the obvious — that Lincoln was obviously willing to enshrine slavery explicitly in the Constitution and should be morally condemned for it — she praises him for it since it “held the Republican Party together.” Yea. That, in fact, is the theme of the whole book — what a slick, conniving, lying, manipulating politician Lincoln was. Goodwin just can’t praise Lincoln enough for these traits, which are the gold standard of behavior for successful Washington politicians and their ideological hacks.
When I was in college—close to ten years ago now—I was profoundly influenced by those three. Their presentations and websites opened my eyes to an incredible and complex world that I never thought could exist, but always felt might be real. Insert goofy Matrix analogy here. Upon further review, and many years of focused reading and a more objective eye that is willing to cross-examine data points (something I have NOT been very good at in the past) there are many ways they can be proven to omit, distort or manipulate stories to suit their desires.
Certainly Jones and Icke have flourishing financial careers from their research—Maxwell doesn’t seem to do as well, but surely benefits from book sales too. A point I don’t have a problem with that on the surface; voluntary payments are all good. But, something that should be remembered as a potential motivation for bias.
I still believe they provide a lot of good information that people need to know about “the powers that be” in the world, but we should be careful with them and only trust what can be verified with the mind, and witnessed with the heart and/or Scripture.
However, there is a crime being committed by these men. A crime of spiritual misguidance. For Jones, he is—despite his alleged Christian faith—”preaching” to spirits of fear and rage. Maxwell, repeatedly shows his support for Helena Blavatsky and her Lucifer Trust Publishing company. As for Icke, he promotes Zeitgeist theories on Christ’s existence (meaning that he never existed) and many of the New Age beliefs that connect back to self-worship and/or “Luciferian” teachings. Granted, “Luciferianism” is a tricky and difficult to define word, but I’ll go out on a limb with it. More about New Age beliefs and The New World Order here and here.
Are there powerful people in the world like the Rockefellers and Rothschilds who are passionately involved in creating a one-world government? I think the evidence is incontrovertible.
But, where do we go from there?
If a perfect and inconceivably intelligent being exists, and has a perfect plan for the world, should we ponder that these terrible people and circumstances exist to bring us to a closer understanding of God and the symbolism of living our lives as a sacrifice to our Spiritual Parent?
To expound on that statement: if Christ was the pattern for our lives and we are urged to become one with his sufferings to be reborn in His Image, and become anointed Sons wielding the power that comes along with it, then can we/should we see the world through a different lens and—dare I say—embrace the wickedness in the world as a tool for our perfecting?
Have you seen previous posts on the topic?
Many people believe, and cite evidence to support, that in 1871 after The Civil War, The United State of America was financially bankrupt and needed collateral to finance their debt. Having none, they pledged the productive capacity of the American people as the collateral and simultaneously incorporated The United States as THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Why the change in capitalization? Check out any tax form or business record, it’s always in ALL CAPS. CORPORATIONS are always listed in all CAPS.
What’s the importance of this? Why does it matter? What’s the tangible impact in your life?
Just look around you, is there more or less justice in this world? Is our government doing more or less to make our lives difficult? The crimes of The State could fill libraries.
Here’s the key: when (if) the government changed in 1871, their jurisdiction shifted as well and they are no longer legitimate–despite the outward appearance and ability to forcefully lock us up. Therefore the aggression and oppression they are pushing against us is actually against the INCORPORATED entity known as the STRAWMAN and the physical being that you are can theoretically exempt yourself from their jurisdiction and regain a large degree of your Lawful freedom. How do we go about doing so? That’s a long process and I do not advocate doing so, I’m here to discuss this topic and find the Lawful, right thing to do.
This is a lenghty topic and I’m not an expert, but it is fascinating. Check the interview below for a deeper look with the President of The united States for America (capitalization and wording intentional), Tim Turner and host Josh Tolley at joshtolley.com.
A funny debate between the Progressive Policy Institute‘s Diana Carew and Peter Schiff on the dangers of the current student loan bubble, the “right” to higher education and the proper role of government.
Poor Diana’s lower-lip sucking fear face is a cutesy coffin for her pyre during this debate.
Surely “progressives” (what a great marketing term for such a wantonly regressive gaggle of optimists) will call Schiff a bigoted, racist, “one-percenter” for standing upon the Cro-Magnon principles of economics and supply and demand; but that’s to be expected.
Somehow she doesn’t “get” that if the government gives away huge sums of money to students demand will increase and so will prices. Statists are a strange bunch…
Thanks to Tom Woods for reigniting this profound and Lawful reality in our hearts and minds. We need not fear Obamacare, we need to know and assert our rights as stated in The Constitution and given by our Creator.
Says Who? Says Thomas Jefferson, among other distinguished Americans. His draft of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 first introduced the word “nullification” into American political life, and follow-up resolutions in 1799 employed Jefferson’s formulation that “nullification…is the rightful remedy” when the federal government reaches beyond its constitutional powers. In the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, James Madison said the states were “duty bound to resist” when the federal government violated the Constitution.
But Jefferson didn’t invent the idea. Federalist supporters of the Constitution at the Virginia ratifying convention of 1788 assured Virginians that they would be “exonerated” should the federal government attempt to impose “any supplementary condition” upon them – in other words, if it tried to exercise a power over and above the ones the states had delegated to it. Patrick Henry and later Jefferson himself elaborated on these safeguards that Virginians had been assured of at their ratifying convention.
What’s the Argument for It? Here’s an extremely basic summary:
The below article and interview from Dr. Mercola with attorney and author of 11 books on health and finance including Web of Debt, Forbidden Medicine, and Nature’s Pharmacy, Ellen Brown details her experiences, research and knowledge relating to the corrupting forces within the medical establishment and their links to the banking industry.
The article and interview are fact-based and fascinating.
Ellen Brown is a civil litigation attorney who has written 11 books on health and the politics of health, including the Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System (which focuses on the money and banking system itself), and Forbidden Medicine, which traces the suppression of natural health treatment back to the corrupting influences of our financial system.