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Mixing and Matching

Article by Thomas Sowell. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Apparently the soaring national debt and the threat of a nuclear Iran are not enough to occupy the government’s time, because the Obama administration is pushing to force Westchester County, N.Y., to create more low-income housing, in order to mix and match classes […]

That Old Romanov Feeling

Article by William S. Lind. Required reading. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— n 1914 the Houses of Hapsburg and Romanov sat transfixed, mesmerized by the central question: which would win this latest round in their old quarrel? But the paradigm had changed and both would lose, while the winners would be a […]

The Nature of Empire

Article by Kevin Carson. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Multitude, by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, adds enormous clarity to the libertarian worldview. The Westphalian nation-state’s sovereignty rested on its sole right to define the legitimacy of both use of violence within its boundaries and the exercise of violence against other nation-states. […]

Lone Star State Of Mind: Could Texas Go It Alone?

From NPR. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Steve Dunwell/Getty ImagesLone Star Nation: Today, the Texas capitol flies both the American and Texas flags, but after independence the Lone Star flag would fly on its own. March 30, 2012 It’s a popular idea in Texas that the Lone Star State — once an independent […]

A fog of drugs and war

From the Los Angeles Times. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Patrick Burke with his wife, Elise, and their son, Jackson. In a drunk driving and auto theft case last year, the Air Force pilot was found not guilty “by reason of lack of mental responsibility” — a result of the prescription drugs […]

Media Dishonesty and Race Hustlers

Article by Walter Williams. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— When NBC’s “Today” show played the audio of George Zimmerman’s call to a Sanford, Fla., police dispatcher about Trayvon Martin, the editors made him appear to be a racist who says: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” […]

The Social Justice of a Police State

From Liberale et libertaire. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Fareed Zakaria recently published a piece, Incarceration Nation, that points out there are now more people under ‘correctional supervision’ in America – more than 6 million – than were in the Soviet Gulag Archipelago at its height. The imprisonment rate in the US is […]

United States of Mass Murder: Only Mao Killed More

Why the struggle against the empire must be foremost on the agenda of any anarchist movement worthy of the name. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people […]

The Ascendence of Sociopaths in US Governance

By Doug Casey. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– An International Man lives and does business wherever he finds conditions most advantageous, regardless of arbitrary borders. He’s diversified globally, with passports from multiple countries, assets in several jurisdictions and his residence in yet another. He doesn’t depend absolutely on any country and regards […]

19 Signs Of Very Serious Economic Trouble On The Horizon

From the Economic Collapse. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Most Americans have no idea how much economic trouble is heading our way.  Most of them just assume that everything will eventually “return to normal” just like it always has before and that those running our economy “know what they are doing” and […]

National Review fires columnist accused of racism

Derb and the neocons part ways. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- The National Review has fired columnist John Derbyshire over a web posting in which he wrote that black people are hostile to whites and that white people should stay out of black neighborhoods and away from black crowds. The magazine on Saturday night disavowed Derbyshire’s “nasty and […]

Owe The IRS? Bill Would Suspend Passport Rights For Delinquent Taxpayers

From CBS Los Angeles. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— A bill authored by a Southland lawmaker that could potentially allow the federal government to prevent any Americans who owe back taxes from traveling outside the U.S. is one step closer to becoming law. Senate Bill 1813 was introduced back in November by Senator […]

DHS Purchases Bullet Resistant Checkpoint Booths Amid Large Scale Ammo Buildup

From Blacklisted News. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Source: The Intel Hub The Department of Homeland Security has made news in the past few weeks with the revelations that they have purchased up to 650 million rounds of .40 caliber hollow point ammunition. Now, despite ignoring requests as to why they need that […]

The Earth is full

From CNN. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Editor’s note: Paul Gilding, author of “The Great Disruption,” is an advocate and adviser to nongovernmental organizations and businesses and the former chief executive of Greenpeace. He spoke at the TED2012 conference in February. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading” which it makes […]

Attack the System: Modern European Intellectual History and the Origins of the Left and Right

Listen to the podcast. ———————————————————————————————— March 29, 2012 Keith Preston discusses how the development of modern European intellectual life shaped the political concepts of Left and Right. Topics include: The Enlightenment as the third major phase in European intellectual history following the classical Greco-Roman period and the medieval […]

The Socialist v. The Social Darwinist

Article by Pat Buchanan. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– The night of his victories in Maryland, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia, Mitt Romney laid out the ground upon which he will stand to fight his fall battle with Barack Obama. Obama, said Mitt, seeks “a government-centered society.” But Mitt would restore […]

An Open Letter to Ron Paul

By Justin Raimondo. ————— Dear Ron, A lot of my readers are big fans of yours: on those rare but pungent occasions when I have criticized you, I’ve gotten lots of “blowback” in the comments section and in emails sent directly to my inbox. Whenever I praised you, […]

Weekend News Digest

ACLU: Most police track phones’ locations without warrants. Minnesota Waitress Sues After Police Seize $12,000 ‘Tip’ Shock Docs: Total Federalization of Police Under New Homeland Security Mission Balochistan in The Economist Ex-New Orleans cops get prison time in Danziger Bridge shootings. “Get Read to Strip for Unpaid Traffic […]

Rick Santorum, I Hate Your Face

Article by Jim Goad. “For me, politics isn’t so much about what sort of society I want to live in as much as what sort of people I want to avoid. I consider myself a misanthropic individualist.” —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Rick Santorum has been the Republican primary season’s Surprise Moral […]

Drug Lord Thanks Obama, Both Bushes, And Reagan For War On Drugs: “I Owe My Whole Empire To You”

Watch the video. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Top billionaire Mexican drug lord (ranks #701 on Forbes list of the world’s richest people) “bitch slaps five American presidents” by saying “I couldn’t have gotten so stinking rich without George Bush, George Bush, Jr., Ronald Regan and even El Presidente Obama, none of […]

Chomsky: We Shouldn't Ridicule Tea Party Protesters

Listen to the audio. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Noam Chomsky interviewed 2 Dec 2009 by Allison Kilkenny & Jamie Kilstein of Citizen Radio, http://wearecitizenradio.com Listen to the full interview: http://www.breakthruradio.com/index.php?show=8652 Here is the BusinessWeek article that Chomsky mentions: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_48/b4157034230199.htm For some reason, the online version of the article has a different title (“Wall […]

Proudhon and Hayek on Spontaneous Order

Watch the video. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Books Referenced: Solution of the Social Problem. General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century. Principle of Federation. The Fatal Conceit.

"Who Were the Anarchists?" Part 1 (Pierre-Joseph Proudhon)

Watch the video. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– Intro and Outro themes: http://www.youtube.com/user/Grindermetalhead Relevant books: “Marx, Proudhon and European Socialism” – by J.Hampden Jackson “Demanding the Impossible, A History of Anarchism” – by Peter Marshall “What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government” – by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Blog […]

Feeding The Homeless BANNED In Major Cities All Over America

From The Economic Collapse. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— What would you do if you came across someone on the street who had not had anything to eat for several days? Would you give that person some food? Well, the next time you get that impulse you might want to check if […]

Empires Then and Now

By Paul Craig Roberts. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Great empires, such as the Roman and British, were extractive. The empires succeeded, because the value of the resources and wealth extracted from conquered lands exceeded the value of conquest and governance. The reason Rome did not extend its empire east into Germany […]

Can Liberalism Tolerate Islam?

Article by Abdal-Hakim Murad. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Must one be liberal to belong to the West? For all the polite multiculturalist denials, this question is being put to us more and more insistently. The European Union, as it struggles to articulate a common cultural as well as economic vision, regularly […]

Weekend News Digest

Anti-Government “Sovereign Movement” on the Rise in the U.S. A Welsh Dad is Facing Trial After Transforming Himself Into an Apache Indian TSA Manager Arrested for Running a Prostitution Ring U.S. Trial Program Would Spy on Internet Users to Prevent Animal Abuse Pentagon Backs Expanding Israel’s Iron Dome […]

Attack the System: Alternative Economics

Listen to the podcast. —————————————————————————————————- Keith Preston discusses the present economic decline and the need for a new economic paradigm. Topics include: Widening class divisions in the United States and the ongoing shift towards towards a two-tiered Third World model economy; Aristotle’s observation that a healthy society needs […]

Corporate Welfare Sees Its Reflection and Grimaces

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— In a preliminary finding issued last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce, acting through its International Trade Administration, announced new duties “applicable to all entries of Chinese solar cells.” The long-anticipated finding represents a first step toward a “final determination [of whether] imports of solar […]

Landmark ruling legalizes Ontario brothels

From The Globe and Mail. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Ontario’s highest court has legalized brothels in a sweeping decision that condemned current prostitution laws for adding to the hazards of a highly dangerous profession. The Ontario Court of Appeal allowed the Crown just one victory, ruling that communicating for the purposes […]

Man Mistakes Woman’s Mohawk For Bird, Shoots Her In The Head

Oops! —————————————————————————————————————————————————– A 49-year-old  man who told police he shot a woman in the head after mistaking her large red mohawk for a large red bird that had been antagonizing his cats has been sentenced to five years probation. Derrill Rockwell told police he spotted what he thought […]

American insanity: Minnesota man arrested, jailed without bond for incomplete siding on his house

From The Activist Post. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Recently I reported on the nearly unbelievable case of the man in Texas who was fined for not cutting the grass on his foreclosed home, but the shocking case of this individual in Minnesota makes that seem reasonable, which is saying quite a lot. […]

A vegan’s case for Ron Paul

From Vegangirl.Com. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Here in Asheville, NC, there’s an eclectic mix of people and political views. Yes, it is a liberal, new-ager oasis, but it is also up in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. In other words, there are all kinds of people here. Equally varied is […]

MUNICIPAL DEMOCRATIZATION: A Corporate Versus a People's City Budget

Article by Shamus Cook.  ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– How are government budgets created, and in whose interests? In Portland, Oregon the city recently held the second and last of its public budget forums, where the community could offer feedback to help craft the city’s budget. Over 200 people attended the meeting […]

Ninety Flown By – the author Ernst Jünger

Documentary from German television. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– English version of German television documentary “Neunzig Verweht – der Schriftsteller Ernst Jünger”. Part 1 of 3. Subtitles by Stefan Jarl.

There Are Now More Americans In Jail Than There Were In Stalin's Gulag Archipelago

From CNN. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- “Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today,” writes the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik. “Over all, there are now more people under ‘correctional supervision’ in America – more than 6 million – than were in the Gulag Archipelago […]

Why Barack Obama is the More Effective Evil

By Paul Craig Roberts. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Dear Readers: This is the best speech I have come across in many years. PCR Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Why-Barack-Obama-is-the-Mo-by-Glen-Ford-120324-930.html No matter how much evil Barack Obama actually accomplishes during his presidency, people that call themselves leftists insist on dubbing him the Lesser Evil. Not […]

Gay Donors, Key Group for Obama, to Plot Strategy in Washington

From The New York Times. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– Hundreds of leading gay donors will travel to Washington in late April to plan strategies and marshal financial commitments for state and federal elections around the country, according to people with knowledge of the meeting. The conference, one of the largest ever […]

The Sarah Palin/Neocon Alliance

From Truth-Out. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– “Game Change,” the HBO movie on John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin, faults his Republican campaign for its slipshod vetting of the little-known Alaska governor, but leaves out the back story of big-time neocons from D.C. helping position Palin for her surprise rise and Palin manipulating everyone, […]

Big Brother is Back – ID Cards Were Nothing Compared to This Government’s Snooping Plans

From The Void. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Iain Duncan Smith’s new database, quietly being built in India, is set to be the most expansive data-mining operation every carried out by any Government against it’s citizens. The Universal Credit system will contain an unprecedented amount of information on all aspects of our lives, […]