THE MOUNTAIN

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

Guest Post by Francis Marion

I could here the roar of the Canoe River and its tributaries as they made their descent hundreds of feet below me. I couldn’t see them from the logging road we were on but their flight was so steep and so rapid that it filled the valley with mist and noise as the various creeks and the river itself made the first leg of their inevitable journey south and west to the Pacific. The road and surrounding vegetation were damp as the mist from the creek filled the air, climbing upwards with the tips of giant spruce and pine towards the ridges that birthed the torrent below while simultaneously mingling with the sun and creating hues of yellow, blue and purple in the spaces between the trees and the sky. Standing on the road I rubbed the sleep from my eyes as the moisture slipped past my nostrils, filled my lungs and cooled my skin. Buzzard sat next to the truck and camper in a lawn chair glassing white dots on the upper ridges of the valley that surrounded it all.

“They’re on the south slope this morning feeding towards us. We’d better suit up and get going before they move off the mountain.”

Photo of a photo. The headwaters of the Canoe on the way up.

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HARD TIMES & FALSE NARRATIVES

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Posted on 25th May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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The mainstream media mouthpieces for the establishment peddle false narratives, disingenuous storylines, and outright propaganda to keep the ignorant masses confused, oblivious to reality, misinformed, and passively submissive to the opinions of highly paid “experts” and captured fiscal authorities. The existing social order likes things just as they are.

They reap ill-gotten riches, wield unchecked power, and control the minds of the masses. They are the invisible government consciously manipulating the minds, habits and opinions of the multitudes in order to dominate society, control the levers of government, and accumulate obscene levels of wealth through manipulation of the currency and domination of the banking and corporate interests.

One of the false narratives being flogged by the establishment propaganda peddlers is the mass retirement of Baby Boomers causing the plunge in the employment to population rate from 64.4% in 2000 to 59.7% today. They need to peddle this drivel, because the difference between these two rates amounts to 12 million missing jobs. The employment to population ratio is currently at 1984 levels. Any critical thinking person with basic math skills realizes the government reported unemployment rate of 5% is an Orwellian farce.

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Memorial Day Weekend

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

Guest Post by Karl Denninger


Memorial Day is not for those who have served and are still with us.

It is for those who served and paid with their lives.

The question this weekend for you as you head to the beach, boat or other past-time, usually with beer and/or burger in hand, is whether what they died for is still here in America, or whether you have either actively conspired to destroy it or sat back and watched it happen with nothing more than a nod and a whimper.

Do we really have anything approaching freedom any longer?

Consider that we had something like a dozen candidates for President on the Republican side and two serious contenders on the Democrat.  Not one of them — literally not one — had a single word for the fact that there are 50,000 flatly unconstitutional gun laws on the books today.

Nor has one of them said one word about the blatantly-unlawful (and outrageously so) theft, fraud and arguably racketeering known as “health care” in this country that is not only one dollar in five of our “economy” it is also twice, as a percentage of our economy, that of the rest of the industrial world and those systems are almost-all socialist!  Oh, and it’s also nearly 40% of our federal budget.

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Political Correctness And The Extreme Fragmentation Of Society In Modernity

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Hat tip Joe

Guest Post by John Aziz

One of the defining cultural events of the 2016 election season so far has been the overwhelming rejection of the notion of political correctness expressed in the Republican selection of Donald Trump as presidential nominee. Here is Trump expounding his view on political correctness:

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What is the political correctness that the Trump supporters are rejecting?

Trump-supporting website Infowars.com gives the following definition:

In his novel 1984, George Orwell imagined a future world where speech was greatly restricted.

He called that the language that the totalitarian state in his novel created “Newspeak”, and it bears a striking resemblance to the political correctness that we see in America right now.

According to Wikipedia, Newspeak is “a reduced language created by the totalitarian state as a tool to limit free thought, and concepts that pose a threat to the regime such as freedom, self-expression, individuality, peace, etc. Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct is classified as ‘thoughtcrime.’”

Infowars then lists 19 examples, from “The Missouri State Fair… permanently bann[ing] a rodeo clown from performing because he wore an Obama mask” to “a Florida police officer” losing his job for calling Trayvon Martin a “thug”, to “the governor of California signing a bill to allow transgendered students to use whatever bathroom and gym facilities they would like”.

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Democrat State Rep Barbara Norton Attacks Declaration Of Independence On House Floor

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Hat tip nkit

Via The Hayride

VIDEO: Democrat State Rep Barbara Norton Attacks Declaration Of Independence On House Floor

HB 1035, a bill by Rep. Valarie Hodges that would have mandated that schoolchildren in Louisiana be taught the Declaration of Independence, sailed through the House Education Committee with a 6-2 vote. But Wednesday, when the bill reached the floor of the House, it had a different fate – amid a torrent of squabbling, Hodges returned the bill to the calendar and it’s likely finished for the session.

The Louisiana House of Representatives has 61 Republican members out of 105, and yet it was apparent no consensus for a cornerstone of basic civics in the state’s public schools was available to the bill’s supporters.

And yet, the bill did serve to provide a bit of civic education for the people of Louisiana – although perhaps not the lesson Rep. Hodges was looking for.

What we found out was something many of us knew – namely, that Rep. Barbara Norton, a Democrat from Shreveport, isn’t a fan of our founding documents – and also is a barely sentient being.

Have a look at Norton’s cranky questioning of Hodges about the Declaration of Independence, and consider the prospects of Louisiana’s legislature contributing positively to the state’s civic progress…


HOMELAND INSECURITY

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues


Here Comes Donald!: Duck.

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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8 U.S. Code § 1324a: (1)In general It is unlawful for a person or other entity—

(A) to hire, or to recruit or refer for a fee, for employment in the United States an alien knowing the alien is an unauthorized alien (as defined in subsection (h)(3))….

Oh  God. Oh God. It’s Hillary or Trump. The first, a loathsome Gorgon paddling about in the  bubbling corruption and fetor of Washington, a political hooker in a plastic miniskirt crooning “I’ll l do anything for a donation to my foundation.” On this soiled caryatid we are going to rest the weight of the nation?

But…Trump? A huckstering bully growling, “I can whip any man in this bar.” He doesn’t seem to have looked around the bar very carefully. I’ll vote for him because the alternative is too horrible to contemplate, but…but….

I read with astonishment his proposed policy toward Mexico. Truculence, ignorance, carney showmanship, and a weird view of Mexico. He sees it as both an enemy country and as a malign being, sentient, diabolical, bent on hurting the United States. This seems to parallel his approach to the rest of the world.

His goal regarding Latinos–the prevention of illegal immigration and the repatriation of illegal immigrants–is commendable. A country has the right to determine who enters. Some of his plans would effect this end. Yet he seems to have little understanding of the problem and believes that Mexico, which he despises, is the cause.

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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CELEBRITIES WITHOUT MAKEUP

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues


YOU ARE AN IGNORANT BIGOT

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by Yojimbo in Economy

This is what your betters who work as drones in the government think of you. They aren’t interested in your opinion or testimony; they think you are an idiot if you disagree.

via www.vladtepesblog.com


MEXICAN CARPOOLING

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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THE WIMPENING

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by Yojimbo in Economy

Guest post by Zman at www.thezman.com

Rob may like this essay.

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When I was a young man, my grandfather would tease us boys by telling us “In my day it was wooden ships and iron men. You boys will be lucky if you are wooden men in iron ships.” I’m not so old that my grandfather lived in the age of sail, so it was just a way for an old man to have some fun teasing his grandkids.

That said, he had a point. A boy coming of age a century ago was facing a much tougher world and would have to be tougher to live in it.  There’s little doubt in my mind that men of my generation are softer than the men of father’s or grandfather’s generation. It’s not just the material excess we have today. When I was a little kid, I had it much easier than the prior generations. My grandfather, for example, quit school at 13 and went to work in a coal mine.

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SMART MOTHER FUCKERS

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues


WAL-MART FREAKS OF THE WEEK

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Why go gray when you can go any color of the rainbow?! So which colorful ‘do would do do?

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Fill in the blank: His face tattoo camouflages him from _____________.

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When she moonwalks to the bathroom, you’ll understand.

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Humility

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Posted on 28th May 2016 by harry p. in Social Issues

It truly is a trait in short supply these days, it is imperative for effective leadership… well that explains a lot.

 

Humility: A Primal Virtue with Modern Value

May 26, 2016

Mark Sisson

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback about my leadership post earlier this year—particularly from people who connected with the humility aspect. It’s a characteristic I think most people would agree is in short supply these days, but most of us still admire it when we see it. In truth, little in our culture today encourages a humble disposition, and I think that’s a relatively new development. More than ever it seems to be the loudest, boldest, and (often) most obnoxious voices that garner our attention. Brashness somewhere along the line became an asset rather than an irritation. We’re told we need to do more, be more, have more, “fight” for what what we presumably deserve, and push our way to the front if we want our good in life. Put yourself out there, talk yourself up, and—above all—look out for number one. Is anyone else exhausted by these instructions? The key (and related) question of the day, however, is this: what would Grok have said about this social shift?

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