Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Culture Wars – Paris Attacks, NPR and Bush The Simple

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 22, 2015

This week I heard NPR’s ATC correspondent in Paris tells us that the Paris attacks were against French freedom and culture. Today on the NPR’s 360 whatsis show there was the same from the correspondent and local interviewees. “We don’t need your prayers, we are French and we have love and our culture to see us through”. Well, good luck with that.

Oh and why did the terrorists chose a stadium, concert hall and bistros to wreak their havoc? It is because they represent western culture! Maybe those places were chosen for the same reason Clyde Barrow chose to rob banks. That is where the money (people) is. Your typical effective terrorist does not blow up empty buildings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pollard–>Israel–>Soviet Union – With Friends like Israel…

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 20, 2015

Jonathan Pollard is being paroled. It is part of the deal and there is little we can do about it.

Not that Israel will settle for parole. They want him back. Israel has streets named after Pollard. He is their hero.

It is true that that the US was withholding information that may have benefited Israel’s security. But Pollard handed over much more than that. He sent intelligence data that compromised US agents, communications and US/Soviet Union attack strategies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trans Pacific Partnership-Free Trade? Anything But

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 20, 2015

TPP The international trade law and accountant full employment act.

You don’t have to hear much about the TPP to realize it will be a nightmare.

A five thousand page document with each country having to produce untold number of regulations to assure compliance. The few tidbits I have seen indicate there are labor and environmental standards that must be met. There are regs dealing with sourcing from non-treaty countries. If you work for a company that has to deal with just figuring if it can print Made In USA on the box, you know the paper work will be a nightmare. Is thirty thousand pages of regs just for the US guessing too high?

What is ‘free’ about five thousand pages of regs let alone thirty thousand? Nothing.

But it takes a lot of pages to insure control. Read the rest of this entry »

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Souffler en Arriere Big Time In France

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 17, 2015

Souffler en Arriere (French for Blow Back according to Google Translate) is what happened Friday the thirteenth.

When I hear blowback I think of overthrowing the Iranian government in 1953 and the resultant Embassy takeover in 1979. I think of 9/11 when Bin Laden said we went over there because you are over here. I now think Paris and that ISIS went there because the French are over there.

Not that anyone acknowledges those realities nor that some of the perps were known entities. Instead we hear failure speeches on how the Paris attacks are the fault of Edward Snowden and publicly available encryption.

Now that France has been again placed in the frying pan Francois Allende wants to turn up the heat. He is calling on his “friends” to help fight the bad guys. Allende will not be doing himself any good by ratcheting up the French presence in the Middle East. Allende’s piece of the oil pie will be expensive. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trudeau, Papoulia, Corbyn, Sanders The World Is Going Socialist

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 2, 2015

I have noticed the current tendency of western countries to go socialist. Canada is the latest, electing Trudeau the younger. He is losing no time following in the old man’s footsteps promising money for everything under the sun.

Greece’s president Karolos Papoulia, elected while Greece was in the middle of impending default, promised the people everything. Then when the EU made a fuss he was forced backed off or as much as a dedicated socialist is able.

The UK Labor party has elected a far left socialist, Jeremy Corbyn as it’s leader. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Hit Show-Begging For Dollars In Pennsylvania

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 25, 2015

The sight of the Erie school director begging governor Wolf for our money back should raise questions, but not about gridlock.

State and federal governments steal our money before we even have a chance to look at it. Then we have to beg to get just some of it back. There are always strings. Raise the drinking age for highway money. Implement common core or no child left behind for education money. In this case in PA agree to tax increases. The taxpayer must submit to extortion to get stolen money back. The US department of education was budgeted $68B in 2015. It inefficiently processes ineffective programs throwing dollars down the drain. Every year we hear how students in other countries outperform US students. Ask any old teaching hand if their work environment is better now than when they started.

Until we totally replace what we have now the next best thing is to eliminate “departments” that purport to help us. Let us keep our money to spend as we see fit.

I am coming to the conclusion that the best path to reining in the federal government is nullification.  The place to learn about it is the Tenth Amendment Center.

Be seeing you

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The Lame Duck Obama Will Be The Most Dangerous-Domestic Terrorism and Total Population Control

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 18, 2015

This WND article describes Obama’s latest threat to freedom-the Domestic Terrorist Council. Domestic terrorist is meant to include anyone anti-government or whom considers themselves a sovereign citizen.

Side note: What is a sovereign citizen? Definitions vary from anyone who believes in their Constitutional rights see here

to those who pick and choose what laws they prefer to obey see here

to the FBI’s definition which includes anyone who does not like to do as they are instructed.

Anyone that speaks out against government atrocities, advocates for gun rights, protests police violence, is a military veteran, is a Libertarian or even just conservative is a target. The list will grow to anyone that questions government actions in any way. Read the rest of this entry »

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Medical Cost-70,000 Reasons Why It Will Go Up

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 28, 2015

If after reading this you still want the UN and US government involved in medicine you had better see a doctor.  When insurance rates go up (again) and your doctor retires early you now know why.

A few excerpts from the comments on medical ailment coding:

V97.33XD: Sucked into jet engine, subsequent encounter. (subsequent encounter?  (you mean the individual survived the first encounter?)

W55.41XA: Bitten by pig, initial encounter​. (I’m waiting for the TV series, “The Dead Walking Pigs”)

Z63.1: Problems in relationship with in-laws. (Do we really need a code for this?  Can’t we just assume everyone who is married suffers from this?)

W55.29XA: Other contact with cow, subsequent encounter. (Exactly what kind of contact are we talking about?  Isn’t that illegal in most states?)


Macaw? You think it’s a joke? Check this out:

W6111XA – Bitten by macaw, initial encounter

W6111XD – Bitten by macaw, subsequent encounter

W6111XS – Bitten by macaw, sequela

W6112XA – Struck by macaw, initial encounter Read the rest of this entry »

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WSJ Loves Its Fed Enabler – Readers Don’t

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 26, 2015

These are 25 Sep 15 comments from Wall Street Journal readers after Yellen says she will raise rates ‘later this year’.

Hopefully these same readers will realize the WSJ part of the problem.

Be seeing you

After 7-8 days down, this seems to be just a bounce….

How ridiculous. We can’t raise rates now but can in 3 months? What is going to be different then?

And look at this trollish hack of a human being. She doesn’t even possess enough physical strength to stand up and talk for an hour, but she’s strong enough to lead the Fed? Why on earth do we give power to such weak bureaucratic hacks? Our government is littered with such women now, little fireplugs of nothingness, flabby, sagging, flaccid and weak. Yet they have so much power.

What happened to my nation? I don’t recognize this country anymore. 9 years of decreasing rates, 7 years of ZIRP – if anyone ever told you in before 2008 that this was “good” policy, you would have been laughed out of the room. But now I’m supposed to clap like a seal and declare victory with the basketcase of an economy we now have? If they manage to raise rates by .25 I’m supposed to get in line and say Keynesian economics work?

Our society is now Orwellian. We are doomed.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Fifty Cent Names For Minimum Wage Legislation

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 19, 2015

New York and left coast cities are having a high old-time with the minimum wage and deciding how much to make it.

Much legislation has a catchy name associated with it. This is to make the legislation appear less vile and disgusting. The patriot act comes to mind. Here are a couple catchphrases for prospective minimum wage legislation.

The pump your own forever gas bloating guarantee act.

The self checkout lane expansion food for thought act.

The robotics engineering acceleration act. Danger! Danger!

The drive thru only/ATM bank branch multiplier act.

The unskilled black youth unemployment act.

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