Monthly Archives: December 2012

School shooting – Most complete story so far

The most complete and balanced story so far I’ve found is in Business Insider. In going through it, I see some points of interest: (1) Who/what was the mysterious second suspect/shooter: shadow or smoke? Why was someone seen and arrested … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen™ Signs of American Collapse

Increasingly military-style law enforcement at all levels: arrests and search warrants executed with violent, intimidating assaults, use of combat weapons, equipment, and tactics, and abandoning the idea of “peace officers.” The conversion of our military defense forces into a world … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen™ Signs of American Financial Collapse

Food stamp (SNAP) rolls hit 47,710,324 in September 2012, averaging $134.29 per month and totaling $77 billion per year. (Up from 27 million enrolled in 2006.) Medicaid enrollment hit 59,100,000 in October 2012[1], up from 49 million in 2008 (and … Continue reading

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Tranzis and Reservations

Send Illegal Aliens to the Reservation? ‘Maybe That’s a Good Plan B,’ Immigrant Activist Says (CNSNews.comO An advocate for immigrant rights says Indian reservations might offer “a good Plan B” for accommodating the estimated 11- to 14-million people illegally residing … Continue reading

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Washington and Lincoln: a fair portrayal?

I received this e-mail today, worth reviewing. WallBuilders: Speilberg’s Lincoln and NBC’s Washington False Protrayals (WallBuilders)  … in “George Washington” we are told that “his true character is revealed for the first time”– a statement that immediately raises red flags. Probably … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #12-52A

As a preface, somehow, I got my numbering mixed up.  This is the week of the 9th of December, the second full week of the last month of the year, and two more weeks to go, but I’m up to … Continue reading

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Rearranging the seats on the Titanic

Today I had not one, but TWO political pollsters call me with extensive surveys. One, actually for my son (but since he was gone, they let me answer) was from Oregon, as I figured when he called the South Dakota capital “Pi-erre” instead of the correct “Pier.” The pollster had the usual either-or and limited-choice questions (Anarchist, Self-Governor and even Libertarian were NOT on the list of political affiliations, for instance). Continue reading

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False Guilt and The Common Good

By Susan Callaway, Editor Republished from November 30, 2009 My father’s favorite saying was about the man who complained he had no shoes, until he met the man who had no feet. Properly understood, that would lead one to appreciate … Continue reading

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A Gift for Granny

Many of us spend a great deal of time and effort trying to think of the appropriate gift for loved ones and others. It is especially difficult when we consider the elderly. Only one thing is necessary… give the gift … Continue reading

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“Public schools” and their dangers

Do Schools Kill Creativity? (TED via Huffington Post) A friend (thanks, Steve!) sent me the above with these thoughts: “The link above is from a group called ‘TED’. In the video the speaker does, I THINK, a good job of … Continue reading

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