Monthly Archives: February 2011

>Pooty-Poot Encore

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From Vladimir Putin Action Comics.

>Atlanta Tea Party – Facing The SEIU – State Capitol, 23 February, 4 PM Local

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Members of the various Tea Party, 9/12, and other freedom-oriented folks in the Atlanta area will be assembling in the vicinity of Georgia State Capitol this coming Wednesday afternoon at 4 pm. We’ll be providing balance to the ravings of the passengers aboard the SEIU Thugbus, which is scheduled to vomit forth its stooges at that same place and time.

If you are within three hours drive of ATL, come join us.

Dan and others from RTC will be there, with the usual accoutrements. As always, each participant is responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws.

Rally point will be the corner of Trinity and Washington Streets in front of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Guide on the Gadsden flags. Rendezvous time no later than 3:45 pm local.

There appears to be some regulations re armed protests on the Washington Street side of the Capitol, so attendees are requested to be flexible in your attire. We will attempt (but no promises) to get some additional clarity regarding the situation and post it here prior to the show.

Take a stand.

Join us in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Or hold your own counter-demonstration when the SEIU Thugswarm comes to your AO.

(graphic courtesy of Alvie at The Cliffs of Insanity)

>A Philosopher’s Warning

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From JR Nyquist:

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the Brazilian philosopher, and president of the Inter-American Institute, Olavo de Carvalho. During the conversation I suggested that something is wrong with our thinking today; that we don’t worship in the same way, or obey the rules in the same way, or observe common courtesy as we once did. “To someone like me,” he began, “who visited this country in the 1980s, and came back to live here in 2005, the changes that the American mind has undergone in recent decades are really shocking.”
Carvalho recommended that I read Tamar Frankel’s book, Trust and Honesty: America’s Business Culture at the Crossroad, which, he explained, “describes the alarming decline of moral standards in the American business world….” According to Frankel’s book, the erosion of trust and honesty has to do with a rising acceptance and justification of fraudulent practices.  “What has changed,” she writes, “is the attitude towards dishonesty and breach of trust. Today, there is a greater acceptance and more justification of dishonesty.” How did this come about? With the removal of certain barriers to fraud, temptation has increased.
Carvalho has his own insights into the causes of moral and intellectual deterioration in America: “One of the factors that has brought about this change, with its highly corrosive consequences in the daily lives of Americans, was the fashionable ‘neo-liberalism,’ which saw the business world as a self-regulatory power, able to override morality, religion, and culture and to dictate standards of conduct based on the supposedly miraculous power of market laws. What made the greatness of America was not just the free market economy, but a synthesis of this with Christian morals and with a culture that included love of country and family. Separated from these regulating forces, the capitalist economy becomes an engine of self-destruction, which is exactly what is happening today.”
Undoubtedly, there is truth in the assertion that traditional American society has collapsed, being replaced by “the open society,” so named by George Soros and Karl Popper. According to Carvalho, the open society defines itself as “not recognizing any transcendent values and by leaving everything at the mercy of economic conveniences – conveniences that are something alleged even to justify the very demolition of the free market and its replacement by the welfare state, based upon taxation and debt.” In other words, Carvalho is saying that the free market doesn’t make men good. It does not train them to be moral. It does not bother to defend itself against socialism. Those elements in society that previously instilled moral values are no longer as effective, if they are effective at all…
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Read the rest.

>Shenandoah: Let The World Wide Bank Runs Begin – First Up, South Korea

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Go and read.

More local Asian coverage here and here.

And you do remember that as of their latest Quarterly Banking Profile for the period ending September 20, 2010, the FDIC’s deposit insurance fund had an unaudited $8.0 billion negative balance:

The Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) balance increased by $7.2 billion during the third quarter to -$8.0 billion (unaudited), the third consecutive quarterly increase following seven quarters of decline. Assessment income of $3.6 billion and a $3.8 billion negative provision for insurance losses were the primary contributors to the improvement in the DIF balance. Interest earnings, combined with unrealized gains on available-for-sale securities and other net revenue, boosted the balance by another $0.3 billion. Operating expenses reduced the balance by $0.4 billion. 

Note especially JohnGaltFLA’s checklist.

You ready?

>Malkin: SEIU Purple Thug Tour Schedule

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Read it all, but here’s the sched:

2/21 – Helena, MT
2/21 – Carson City, NV
2/21 – Raleigh, NC
2/21 – Austin, TX
2/21 – Madison, WI
2/22 – Sacramento, CA
2/22 – Denver, CO
2/22 – Des Moines, IA
2/22 – Annapolis, MD
2/22 – Boston, MA
2/22 – Springfield, MA
2/22 – St. Paul, MN
2/22 – Santa Fe, NM
2/22 – Columbus OH
2/22 – Providence, RI
2/22 – Montpelier, VT
2/22 – Madison, WI
2/23 – Hartford, CT
2/23 – Atlanta, GA
2/23 – Scranton, PA
2/24 – Canton, OH

Updates on the SEIU thugsite (assuming it stays operative).

You know what to do.

>JDA: Why Did the U.S. Military Buy 500 Fake Internet Personas?

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Junior Deputy Accountant asks a number of very interesting questions.

Got another reason to focus more on the physical world, rather than the online world?

>Thanks!

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A thank-you note is posted at RTC.

We at WRSA also thank the participants for this related update to the rules of engagement.

Quoth Professor Reynolds:

Have fun, folks. You are establishing precedents that will return on you threefold.

There endeth the lesson.

For today.

>Thuggery

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TL explains.

Do you know where the local SEIU offices are in your AO?

What about the teacher’s union offices?

Are your local LEOs unionized? If so, where is the office of that local?

Who are the union leaders for all of these locals?

Where do they live?

Inquiring, freedom-oriented minds should want to know…..

Quote Of The Week – ‘Shambling Mall Lampreys’

…So the wholesale elimination of government schooling will lead to tens of thousands of uneducated youngsters? What do we have now under the government education system? A nation of budding inventors and entrepreneurs?

No, these aspirations are universally condemned in government schools. What you have are shambling mall lampreys tied umbilically to their various electronic devices all of their waking hours having the quality of life only the dead would envy…

— Bill Buppert, Burn, Baby, Burn: Government Workers and Self-Immolation

>Apostates Of Liberty

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Alvie explains.

If you haven’t been keeping track of who is whom, best start doing so.

Consequences are generally earned.

>Ciphers

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(graphic courtesy of the priceless xkcd)

You may want to peruse this resource at your leisure.

Or not.

That Internet thingy is going to continue to be just as secure and available for private/public commo as it is today.

Same with your mobile voice and data networks.

Really.

>Denninger: If You Read One Article This Month…

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Denninger links to this Rolling Stone article by Matt Taibbi on how FedGov insiders from POTUS on down are helping Wall Street banksters continue the largest scam in human history.

Read both in full, please, but note: language alert on each.

Since the utterly-predictable collapse of the Dead Elephants on both the budget and the defunding of Obamacare over the past week, I have felt a curious lift in my spirits.

I know now that the aircraft is undoubtedly going into the water, and that I will have to use my ditch gear and training.

If I survive the crash, that is.

But today, the clouds came in again, as the Wisconsin public-union thug demonstrations made me realize that the good guys are deeply and perhaps irretrievably disadvantaged by their own rule-set.

As a good guy, I was raised to respect the law (whatever it was), work hard, follow the rules, and keep my own nose clean. Doing so, taught my parents and the culture of first-half Sixties America, would ensure my success and that of the community in which I lived.

But the cataclysm that struck America in the second half of the Sixties and continues today tore away those social rule-set foundations.

That country and that culture are gone, almost certainly never to return absent a Renaissance presently unforeseeable in the coming decades.

I have fought in the nearly 30 years since my own personal resurrection from drug and alcohol addiction not just to believe in those rules, but to live by them.

Don’t lie.

Don’t steal.

Don’t hurt people (at least those who don’t need hurting).

Pay your taxes.

Wear clean underwear.

Obey the law.

Respect authority.

Be a good citizen.

Don’t break things that don’t belong to you.

Read the major news periodicals so that you are familiar with the issues of the day.

Register and vote in every election.

Pick up after yourself.

Be kind to others.

And don’t get me wrong — I have, in varying degrees and frequency, failed to live up to each of those “musts”.

But at core, I believed in each of them and, even as I failed, tried the next time to do better.

Events of the past year have convinced me that I have been nothing but a rube, a naif, a fool.

The rule of law in this country is dead.

The idea that you have to work for what you have is dead.

What respect should one have when your country’s leadership in both parties are accessories before, during, and after the fact to a parade of frauds and corruption bordering on the unimaginable in both scope and consequence?

The vast majority of my fellow North American residents actually accept the idea of soon being de facto slaves to our creditors — or, at the very most, will only grumble at the prospect.

What we have, here on the first springish day in the wintry South of the USA, 2011, is a worldwide collection of street gangs, each of whom understands that now and for the foresesable future is the time for root, hog, or die.

And Alex, we’ll take “root” for 3 trillion, please.

Each gang has its own colors, uniforms, language, and other anthropological markers.

The lawyer gangs, the cop gangs, the banker gangs, the politician gangs, the regulator gangs, the union gangs, the government employee gangs, the immigrant gangs, the NGO and QUANGO gangs, the drug gangs, the tax enforcement gangs, the gun enforcement gangs, the disability-rights gangs, the street crime gangs, the climate gangs, the commercial sex gangs, the pundit gangs, the enviro-gangs, the academic gangs, the Islamic gangs, the collectivist gangs….the list is nearly endless.

But the key commonality between all such groups is this:

There are those in the group, and then there is everyone else.

“Everyone else” breaks into two subcategories:

1) Other gangs (each of which can be, at any given time, an ally, an enemy, a takeover target, or an acquiring entity), and

2) The “unaffiliateds”: Individuals or small groups of individuals who are not part of any clearly-differentiated gang.

Guess who’s on the menu 24/7/365 for every other group looking for resources, victims, food, or just a bit of the old ultra-V?

Guess too where falls the average good guy or good gal who still believes in the old values?

Do you see the problem?

It’s all nice and happy to talk about “activism” and “fighting back” and “standing up”. And I don’t for a minute mean to disparage any of the good folks that I have met anywhere along the path of the last eight years of trying to do what I thought was (and likely was) the “right thing”.

But understand – in the Endarkenment, there is no such thing as “the right thing”.

There is only the cannibal pot.

Those unaffiliateds who hold to the old values rather than embracing the new savagery place a “kick me” sign on their own backs — a request that every gang thug of whatever persuasion within booting range will be glad to oblige.

But just know that the really bad guys will read that “kick me” sign as meaning:

“Beat me, take my stuff, savage and then kidnap for further savaging any females with me, and, if you’re feeling peckish and have dispensed with the primal taboos, throw me in the stewpot when you’re done.”

And spare me, please, just this once, the bellowing, chesty “From my seventy-pounds-overweight cold, dead hands in a pile of hot brass with my .308 man’s rifle by any means necessary but only after sufficient provocation lest we slide into the abyss when we gaze into becoming the beast we are fighting for our eternal souls” self-serving-and-deluding masturbatory-fantasy horseshit.

Just this once.

Please. For the love of all that is holy.

Readers of this blog know how few people will actually show up, let alone fight – in any circumstance.

Snyder called it right.

Let me be blunt, dear friends — anybody noticed any bankers going missing lately?

Anyone?

How about union leaders?

Government lawyers?

The other major and minor cannibals strutting about your AO – every single one of them still has all ten fingers and ten toes, right?

You do understand that these gang members have destroyed the country into which you were born, and ensured that your children and grandchildren face a nearly-inescapable future as debt serfs, right?

Go back now, please, and re-read those last six questions.

Think for a few seconds on each.

Do you understand yet?

At least this old rule still applies:

When you’re sitting around the card table, trying to decide who the sucker is, and you can’t tell……

It’s you.

The old way’s over, boys and girls.

New World Order, indeed.

Form your own gang, or get eaten by someone else’s gang.

It’s just that simple, and just that inescapable.

New era.

New rules.

Evolve.

Or die.

>Word Of The Week

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From a comment to this post:

Sure glad there are no national socialists today.

Today there are Nationalistic Socialists (Republicans), and Socialistic Nationals (Democrats). Two wings of the same bird of prey. Biologists call the American Bald Eagle a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleptoparasite, which means just what you think it does: “Who put their sand on top of our oil?” Etc.

Any questions on “kleptoparasite” and its continuing utility?

Thought not.

Word to that anonymous commenter.

>Staying Warm – Nuts and Bolts: Fueling The Furnace

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Arctic Patriot’s latest.

Read, learn, and do.

>Volk On Freedom

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Oleg frames the issue according to the late, great Aaron Zelman’s quote re Germany in the Thirties.

Sure glad there are no national socialists today.

>As An Apocalypse, It’s A Pretty Good Show

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TL Davis gazes into the near-term crystal ball.

I’m sure he’s just being overly dramatic.

Not.

Are you ready?

And would you pass the popcorn?

>How Deep Is Our Debt Hole?

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Please read and click on all elements of this multimedia post by Donald Sensing, which begins with the vid above.

Note that even these numbers cited in the Sensing post are conservative, given that Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher estimated aggregate unfunded FedGov liabilities in May, 2008 (i.e., pre-TARP, pre-Stimulus I and II, and pre-Obamacare) at $99.2 trillion:

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…No combination of tax hikes and spending cuts, though, will change the total burden borne by current and future generations. For the existing unfunded liabilities to be covered in the end, someone must pay $99.2 trillion more or receive $99.2 trillion less than they have been currently promised. This is a cold, hard fact. The decision we must make is whether to shoulder a substantial portion of that burden today or compel future generations to bear its full weight…
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For those of you who have not abandoned the effort to educate those who should be your allies, Sensing’s post (and Fisher’s speech) are excellent resources.

If you can get them to watch, absorb, and comprehend both the reality and the horrific, inevitable consequences.

We’re falling with style, indeed.

Keep your feet, ankles, and knees together, with your eyes on the horizon, then commence your PLF upon impact.

There will be no do-overs.

>Pharoahs And Fairy Tales

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Please read Mark Steyn’s latest, along with his brief recap from last week.

And ask yourself why you don’t see more coverage from American media outlets re the ongoing and growing protests in Yemen, Bahrain, Iran, and Tunisia.

You don’t need a musulman to know which way the wind blows…..

>Gunrunner: An Open Letter To Matt Drudge

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Alvie says it better than I could.

Suggestion: Take the substance of Alvie’s letter, along with David’s automatically-updated log of his and Mike’s work in the case, and send same not only to Drudge, but also to the following media outlet email addresses:

Al Jazeera English: press.int@aljazeera.net

Russia Today: RT-US@rttv.ru

Radio Netherlands Worldwide: (click on link to access contact form)

Deutsche Welle: info@dw-world.de

Xinhua: xxp69@xinhuanet.com

Times of India: (click on link to access contact form)

Asia Times: write@atimes.com

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: (click on link to access contact form)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: (click on link to access contact form)

British Broadcasting Corporation (click on link to access contact form)

You may want to tweak your introduction a bit for each outlet (e.g., “I am sure your readers in Germany and across the world want to know how far the corruption in the US Department of Justice goes, and whether or not Attorney General Holder or President Obama have already participated in the cover-up.“) so as to sex up your tip a bit.

Fire when ready.

Keep it up.

>Interview With Stanley Kurtz

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Malone Vandam links to this interview with Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in- Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism.

Worthwhile, but I still stick on the belief that the most dangerous socialists in America are the individual and corporate recipients of agricultural, social welfare, and defense/security transfer payments from the FedGov under both Democratic and Republican regimes.

In other words, Farmer Brown, Grandma, and your buddy at Lockheed Martin are the real problem.

What is your plan for those parasites?