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Be Careful What You Wish For

The Arizona brouhaha over serving gays is just silly.  I always find it odd that people "demand" service from people who do not wish to serve them.  If I were to do this, I would expect poor service; so isn't it better to seek this service elsewhere?  Are laws against providing poor service to follow?  How do you draw the line on that one?  What if a bakery provided the cake for a gay wedding and included a Bible verse on it?  Or mixed in some cayenne pepper or too much salt or dog crap?  There are an infinite number of ways to provide poor service and make it clear that being forced into defacto slavery will result in poor service.  This will likely result in a bad reputation in the gay community for said bakers, but isn't that the point?  When will people learn that laws don't instill what lawmakers believe to be virtues (whether they are or not)?

Here are some real heros

Sometimes the good guys do win.  This is a wonderful story on so many levels.  Parent’s rights, patients rights, natural cures for cancer, the evil of the corporate/state medical-industry and the Amish.
Amish Girl Being Forced into Experimental Chemotherapy Taken Out of US and Recovers With Natural Treatment
 

Tracking snoops

The Mozilla Lightbeam Tool is suppose to expose who is looking over your shoulder on the web, but it only covers “commercial” snoops.  What about exposing non-commercial, that is state surveillance, snoops?  Since advertisers don’t send out drones to kill people, I’d prefer the latter.
 

Mission Creep eroding liberty

Property rights are eroding daily, from control over our bodies through the takeover of healthcare systems to the puddles in our yards.  Mission Creep is a profound understatement for this phenomenon.

Authoritarianism Western Style

I like watching old westerns on Youtube like Have Gun Will Travel episodes, Rawhide, Wagon Train, Death Valley Days, et al and recently I’ve been on running through Gunsmoke.  I spent much of my youth with my grandfather who liked to watch them and I have fond memories of watching with him.  I loved HGWT the best, because it shows people handling their differences privately without “the law” using natural law, negotiation, reason and a hired facilitator.  Gunsmoke is the exact opposite, every conflict must be settled by “The Law” or, as the story goes, we’d all kill each other.  This episode in Season 6 “Love Thy Neighbor” is a classic representation of the underlying propaganda that runs through most episodes with authoritarian “justice” being the precursor to civil society. 
 
With many of the 1950s and 1960s western icons (Jack Elam, Warren Oates, Dean Stanton, et al) guest-starring in this episode, these poor, ignorant characters could have all been saved if only they had let Marshall Dillon take care of them.  When the Marshall kills somebody, he “had to do it”, but when others use the same methods as he, then they are criminals because they don’t have a tin star on their chest.  As a side note, it’s funny how Marshall Dillon is a stickler for the law with most people, but when he feels “The Law” needs to be ignored for his friends and those he sympathizes with, then it’s the right thing to do to “stretch the law” arbitrarily.  Looking back at how I watched these shows as a kid and how easily I was brainwashed into accepting authoritarianism as the righteous alternative to liberty, I must laugh at myself while realizing how most people never even question how they became authoritarians.
 

This explains a lot

Adults who live in the "greatest country in the world" don't even have average literacy skills: http://nypost.com/2013/10/08/us-adults-are-dumber-than-the-average-human/
The trend is also obvious.  Aren't government schools just great?
 
 

The IPCC Exposed

The Corbett Report does and excellent job addressing the most recent global warming propaganda report from the cronies at the UN:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOyBfihjQvI
 
It amazes me how many people can still fall for this unscientific polemic against mankind.

Anybody notice

how the National Parks can pay their minions to guard the gates and keep people out of the parks, but not to let them in and enjoy the parks?  Even when all they have to do is unlock the gate?  Of course, closing the parks and shutting down other "services" that the little guy uses is just for propaganda purposes.  This is like the mayor of a City stopping garbage pick-up when he wants a tax increase, it mobilizes the masses to cry for a solution.  Otherwise, nobody would notice the shut-down of government and more people would realize that the state does more harm than good.

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