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If You Had Any Doubts About FEMA Camps…

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 7, 2012

When Jesse Ventura talks about FEMA camps for domestic dissidents, you think twice.  I mean Jesse Ventura, what does he know?  When you read this about how the military is soliciting bids for helmet systems that can be easily modified for Homeland Security operations, you will think a third time.  Note this about US military doing domestic crowd “control”.  The Posse Comitatus Act, contrary to poplar belief, does not strictly prohibit this.  But then congress and the president don’t let trivialities like law or the Constitution stand in their way.  Next time you see a military person thank them for their service then ask what they will do when they are ordered to send innocent citizens to prison camps.

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I Wish I was a Real Economist, Then I could Explain Mercantilism

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 11, 2012

Economics is part of everything we do, not just buying or selling.  Do I save this week’s allowance or go out to dinner?  Do I spend my time cutting grass or watching the ball game?  Do I throw myself on the grenade or run like hell?  Weighing the benefits of everyday decisions is economics in action.  Economics extends into every facet of life.

There are a lot of economic related concepts

POTUS Obama is a corporatist, among other things.  He doesn’t want the government to own companies, just tell them what to do.  When failure eventually comes the company CEO gets the blame.  Think promoting the Chevy Volt, then shutting down its factories because no one wants an effectively 30-40 mile per charge car, costing 3X the conventional import that has  good mileage.  Mercantilism is corporatism’s black sheep relative.  It is the free market Corleone style.

I can’t explain it but Gary North can.

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SoYou Think You Own Your House? You Had Better Think Again!

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 18, 2012

You have paid your mortgage faithfully for 20 or 30 years.  Maybe you even paid extra on the principle.  Now you invited friends over and had a mortgage burning bonfire.  You are home free.  Think again.   Maybe you get laid off or are on a bind and you try to squeeze a tax deduction where there isn’t one.  The property tax bill comes due and you decide the car payment takes precedence in order to keep your job.  You will find out who really owns your home.  Hint, hint.  It’s not you.  Eric Peters provides an explanation here.

As long as there are taxes, you don’t own a thing.

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Holiday crime and recent events in Erie-the recent rise of violent crime-have led me to re-read Jeff Cooper’s Principles of Personal Defense

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 25, 2011

This handy little book should be read by everyone. The cover of my copy has a picture of Mr. Cooper wielding a handgun but the principles apply to martial arts, a big club, sharp fingernails or just a fast pair of feet. Techniques of defense are not discussed to any extent.

Cooper begins by stating his assumption that everyone has a right to self-defense. There are those that do not agree. Timidity and ineptitude accommodate the aggressor.

Violent crime is feasible only if its victims are cowards. A victim that fights back makes the whole business impractical Read the rest of this entry »

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