Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-20C: Veterans – worthless to FedGov

By Nathan Barton

Good morning!  Did you know that half the nation is in drought?  This is due to global warming, it is claimed, although this is typically the case for May for decades, and within the last decade there have been serious droughts very commonly in places like Texas and… California.  The Black Hills is NOT in drought right now, which is nice; neither is much of the rest of Wyoming.  Of course, the Four Corners is in moderate drought, which doesn’t bother us as much as it does people downstream.

On to news on this overcast, cool, Four  Corners day.

Reports are that at least eight Veterans Affairs hospitals have been involved with the scandal and lies about scheduling and delays in appointment and treatment.  The size of the “situation” grows with each “isolated incident.”

I see this as exactly what we would expect of the Fuehrer and his minions and thugs, with their hatred and dismissive attitude towards veterans and all the military, even those political generals and admirals who are licking the Fuehrer’s boots instead of standing up for their duty to the Constitution and the nation.  This can be seen especially as applying to veterans, since they are a tiny minority of the 300+ million Americans (plus another 15-20 million “undocumented” border jumpers).

After all, it was the WW1 generation of vets (now all gone) that saved the bacon of France and Britain in 1918, after the way the two empires took control of virtually ALL of the Ummah (the Muslim world) and then the WW2 generation who again saved both those nations’ bacon and let them continue to be colonial powers, especially controlling locations like East Africa (today Kenya and other nations) where the Fuehrer’s father grew up hating the Brits.

And although the US and its allies did not really WIN in Greece, in Korea, in Indochina, or in the various post-colonial states of Africa and Asia, neither did the International Socialists (Communists) really win – and resources that could have been used to take over Europe three decades earlier were wasted fighting against the US and its surrogates, while the USSR and its Eastern European satellites were forced into bankruptcy.  These were major setbacks.

In the eyes of the Fuehrer and his backers and controllers, the US has a lot to answer for, especially the military.  Added to this is the need to bankrupt and disarm the Fifty States and the FedGov to clear the way for a future global system.  The massive corruption and degradation of the military by introducing deviant sexual practices (open homosexuality being just the tip of the iceberg), buying unneeded weapons systems, defanging the National Guard, and creating a ever-larger Federal armed force, is not working fast enough.  Betraying the promises made to veterans (in some cases, 70 years ago) demoralizes troops, and impacts on recruiting, creating excuses for more alternatives to the standard non-politicized military.  While different in detail, it is much the same process as we saw in Germany in the late 1930s, and in the United Kingdom in the 1990s.

Many of us have seen this coming, as John Whitehead reflects on recently at The Rutherford Institute website: “That same year [2009], the DHS launched Operation Vigilant Eagle, which calls for surveillance of military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, characterizing them as extremists and potential domestic terrorist threats because they may be “disgruntled, disillusioned or suffering from the psychological effects of war.”

On to other news:
In England, two more prisoners abscond from an open prison.  Police warn public not to approach knife robber and thief who are on the run from an open prison in Doncaster.  Mama Liberty’s thoughts:  Because everyone will instantly know them on sight… or something.  Open prison? Is that like a round square? A soft rock? Nathan: It is stories that this that remind us that the world, not just the Fifty States, is cockeyed and doing incredibly stupid things.  The entire idea of prisons, so that criminals can continue to be parasites on society, is stupid enough.  The idea that violent felons can be correctly classified into those who will obey rules without immediate and real restraints, and those who will take every opportunity to again range forth and prey on people, is a total divorce from reality (if, indeed, the politicians and officials ever had any connection to reality).

Mama’s Note: I don’t see a good purpose for any “prison,” personally, but if the aggressors are allowed to live, they should not be able to walk off when the mood strikes them.

I’ve developed a very hard nosed attitude about this sort of thing. Someone who threatens me with a knife will be shot, dead if at all possible, no questions asked. The part I’m most concerned with here, of course, is the idea that NONE of the potential victims have the choice to defend themselves, and are stupidly being told to watch out and not make contact. Sure thing… I’m confident that the criminals wear a neon sign around their necks to designate their dangerous natures.

In Fort Bend County, Texas, the parents of a disturbed man made a fatal mistake by calling the Sheriff’s office for help when their son threatened suicide. The cops showed up, escalated the situation and tortured him with tasers then shot him down like a pack of dogs.  A pack?  Yes, eleven rounds fired in the narrow confines of a bathroom, and all seen on video.

Switzer voters halt $3.5 billion in Saab Gripen E aircraft procurement, in a national referendum on the funding law to procure Gripen E light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft from Saab. In 2013, the Swiss Parliament elected to purchase 22 Gripen E aircraft at a cost of roughly $3.5 billion.  Imagine if the Fifty States could have a referendum on the hundreds of billions spent by just the FedGov for “defense” and welfare.  Just imagine…

Want a chuckle?  Read about the report that NYPD has on a “weapons” cache found in some “evildoer’s apartment. Political Outcast thinks this reflects cops’ fears, I think it is at worst a tongue-in-cheek and sarcastic report.  Shucks, we’re carrying more in our car or truck or van on a cross-country trip, and I would bet most of these NYPD cops have more in their own homes.  Think about it: a typical American family: dad, mom, two children, maybe a grandma or aunt:  that is five pistols, five rifles or carbines, and at least a couple of decent shotguns (not counting the .22-cal and .410 fun shooters for keeping your skills sharp and just having some cheap fun.  And if you like guns at all, Mom and Dad are sure to have at least a revolver as well as one or two automatic pistols, and a little single-shot rifle or two.  And maybe some black-powder.

Mama’s Note: Most of the “guns” shown are airsoft or BB guns. There isn’t enough ammunition there for an hour at the range either. What a sick joke.

Transit carries only 1 percent as much travel as highways. However, 20 percent of federal gas taxes go towards transit. As I (and others) have often pointed out, THIS is as much a problem with the highway trust funds, as any great improvement in vehicle mileage, together with unnecessary add-ons to construction projects like “street art,” and excessive landscaping.

The FAA plans to propose new regulations on commercial drone use in November, but users fear that the agency’s rules might unduly restrict drone usage. The solution is simple and impossible to implement in today’s statist society:  allow anyone to arm their drone, so that the FedGov (and state and local thug) drones can be taken down by anyone IN SELF DEFENSE.  And look, if we can create operating systems for drones, we can surely create and build a special computer-aided, powered remote control tripod mount for a decent weapon (.30-06, .308, or .50 calibers come to mind) that will allow someone on the ground to accurately target and take out a drone up to some reasonable altitude: perhaps 2,000 feet above ground level or so?

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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