Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Our Town- from my buddy Art

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 21, 2018

I grew up in a little town called Fairview, PA at a time when everyone treated each other with respect. We didn’t eat a lot of fast food. We drank Kool-aid, ate lunch meat sandwiches, PB&J sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, pot pies but mostly home made meal such as meatloaf, fried chicken, roast beef & pork chops.. We grew up during a time when we would gather glass bottles to take to the store and use the deposit money to buy penny candy. (We even got a brown paper bag to put the candy in). You sure could get a lot for 25 cents. We went outside to play games, rode bikes , jumped rope and raced against sibling played hide and seek, Red Rover, Red light green light, mother may I, kick the can and yes the games got more daring as we grew…There was no bottled water, no microwave or cable tv, no cell phones, no hair straighteners…
We ate cereal at the breakfast table before going to school. We walked to & from school in the rain, sleet, snow & sun.
We did our homework, a chore or two and went out to play ball or other games with friends after school and watched some cartoons on Saturday morning. If you were bad in school, you got in trouble there and when you got home you got in trouble again because they magically already knew. Paddling was allowed in school and you behaved yourself or else.
We would ride our bikes for hours all without a cell phone or electronic games.
You LEARNED from your parents instead of disrespecting them and treating them as if they knew nothing. What they said might as well have been gospel.
If someone had a fight, that’s what it was…a fist fight and you were back to being friends shortly after. Kids that had guns were WATER PISTOLS or CAP GUNS and never thought of taking a life.
You had to be close enough to home to hear your Mom yelling to tell you it’s time to come home for dinner. We ate around the dinner table and talked to each other. School was MANDATORY. We said the Pledge of Allegiance listened to our teachers. We watched what we said around our elders because we knew If we DISRESPECTED any grown up we would get our behinds busted, it wasn’t called abuse, it was called discipline! … We held doors, carried groceries and gave up our seat without being asked to.
You didn’t hear curse words on the radio or TV, and IF you cursed you did it away from the public or you got your mouth washed out with a bar of soap. “Please” and “Thank you” were part of our daily dialogue!

Re-post if you’re thankful for your childhood and will never forget where you came from! Wouldn’t it be nice if it were possible to get back to this way of life?

Copy and paste… change the Town to where you lived. Lots of good times


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How To Not Give A F*CK! – Stop Caring What People Think…

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 21, 2018

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Colombia Sees Biggest Cocaine Boom Ever After Deal with FARC Communists

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 21, 2018

Decades of CIA, military “advsiors”, Washington foreign policy…giant FAIL!

Except for the CIA who clients use drug money to fund CIA schemes.

Columbia would be better off with out US and the US drug war.

We don’t do war well.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime revealed in a report Wednesday that Colombia produced record yields of cocaine in 2017, a major blow to joint U.S.-Colombian investment in dissuading peasants from harvesting coca leaf and an outcome some conservatives predicted as inevitable to peace talks with the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Shortly before talks between the government of former President Juan Manuel Santos in Bogotá and the FARC began to yield some agreements in 2014, studies identified the FARC as the world’s wealthiest non-jihadist terrorist organization, and the wealthiest behind Hamas and the then-thriving Islamic State. While FARC leaders have claimed to abandon the drug trade, a significant percentage of low ranking members of the terrorist organization have refused to abide by the peace agreement and at least one FARC leader has been arrested on charges of high-volume cocaine trafficking.

According to Bloomberg, citing the UN statistics published this week, 171,000 hectares of land in Colombia was being used to grow coca in 2017, a 17-percent increase from 2016 and over triple the amount five years ago, early on in the terrorist peace negotiation process. The UN also noted that “potential” for growth increased another 31 percent in the past year, numbers unseen since 2001…

Be seeing you

drug war

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Has Russia Given Up on the West? – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 21, 2018

the McCain wing of the Republican Party has sought to bring Ukraine and Georgia into NATO, which would make the containment of Russia America’s policy in perpetuity.

“Hero” McCain has left US more than the POW coverup.

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is berating Russia…

Nikki Haley is dangerously stupid.


By the end of his second term, President Ronald Reagan, who had called the Soviet Union an “evil empire,” was strolling through Red Square with Russians slapping him on the back.

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive.

And how have we husbanded the fruits of our Cold War triumph?

This month, China’s leader-for-life Xi Jinping stood beside Vladimir Putin as 3,000 Chinese troops maneuvered with 300,000 Russians, 1,000 planes and 900 tanks in Moscow’s largest military exercise in 40 years.

An uncoded message to the West from the East.

Richard Nixon’s great achievement in bringing Peking in from the cold, and Reagan’s great achievement of ending the Cold War, are history.

Bolshevism may be dead, but Russian nationalism, awakened by NATO’s quick march to Russia’s ancient frontiers, is alive and well. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pompeo Lied to Congress About Yemen To Protect Arms Sales – Blog

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 21, 2018

Here the experts couldn’t be more wrong

Government “experts” usually are…some names would have been nice.

because it is in America’s national security interest. Yemen is a US national security issue? I need an “expert” to explain to me…why?

Daniel Larison

Originally appeared on The American Conservative.

Mike Pompeo’s certification earlier this month that the Saudi coalition was working to reduce harm to civilians in Yemen was an obvious sham. According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, Pompeo made the decision to lie for the Saudis and Emiratis because he feared it would hurt arms sales:

Mr. Pompeo overruled concerns from most of the State Department specialists involved in the debate who were worried about the rising civilian death toll in Yemen. Those who objected included specialists in the region and in military affairs. He sided with his legislative affairs team after they argued that suspending support could undercut plans to sell more than 120,000 precision-guided missiles to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, according to a classified State Department memo and people familiar with the debate.

Cutting off refueling to the coalition likely would make it extremely difficult to sell more weapons to the Saudis and Emiratis, but that is not a good reason to ignore evidence and expert advice and then lie to Congress… Read the rest of this entry »

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Embracing Reality – by Robert Ringer

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 21, 2018

I further believe that one of the most important steps in a person’s personal growth is to become adept at transcending his world of delusions.  This is not an easy task, due in no small part to the fact that we are surrounded by delusions each and every day.

by Robert Ringer

As the lying, corruption, and craziness continue unabated in Washington, it’s a reminder of just how important it is to one’s sanity to embrace reality.  Reality is synonymous with truth, but, as Baltasar Gracian, the insightful and pragmatic 17thcentury Jesuit priest, cautioned, “Truth is abhorred by the masses.”

Instead of loving truth, most people try to make true that which they love, which is a self-delusive practice that virtually guarantees frustration and failure.  Thus, most people live in an unreal world, a world they create in their own minds based on the way they would like it to be rather than the way it actually is.  They seem to have adopted the philosophy of Ashleigh Brilliant, who once remarked, “I have abandoned my search for truth and am now looking for a good fantasy.”

It is absolutely essential that a person intellectually and emotionally recognizes that reality isn’t the way he wishes things to be or the way they appear to be, but the way they actually are.  The individual who is not able to make this distinction finds it virtually impossible to make decisions that lead to positive results.     

Which brings me to principles.  A principle is synonymous with a law of nature, as opposed to a law of man.  Most manmade laws are nothing more than legalized aggression against the sovereignty of peaceful individuals and rarely bear any relationship to Natural Law, reality, or morality… Read the rest of this entry »

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Google Says It Continues to Allow Apps to Scan Data From Gmail Accounts

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 20, 2018

Of course they do. They have no intention of stopping the practice.

Do you still gmail?


John D. McKinnon and
Douglas MacMillan

WASHINGTON—Google Inc. told lawmakers it continues to allow other companies to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, responding to questions raised on Capitol Hill about privacy and potential misuse of the information contained in users’ emails.

In a letter to senators, a top Google official said the company allows app developers to scan Gmail accounts, even though Google itself stopped the practice for the purpose of ad targeting last year. The company also disclosed that app developers generally are free to share the data with others, as long as Google determines that their privacy policies adequately disclose potential uses.

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Peer Pressure and Prior Psychiatric Illness Linked to Gender Issues in Teens

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 20, 2018

Peer pressure encourages transgendering!  There are some really insecure people. This goes back to previous posts describing how youth used to be treated like adults in their early teens. Now 20/30 somethings remain children living in parents basements.

The effects of social media are out of control.  Just like…

Psychiatrics-They invent a drug for every illness…or is it the other way around?

Psychiatric drugs may do more than just turn people into killers. No worries, there is always a psychiatric drug to fix the damage from the other psychiatric drug.

by Dr. Susan Berry

A new study that has drawn criticism from transgender activists finds most teens “come out” as transgender after belonging to a peer group in which multiple friends identify as trans.

Additionally, the study shows most young people announcing they are transgendered have already been identified with at least one mental health disorder.

In the study –  published at PLoS ONE –  that focused on teens who are predominantly female, Lisa Littman, an assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences at Brown University, found 87 percent of the young people were reported by their parents to have “come out” as trans after increased time spent on social media and the Internet and after “cluster outbreaks” of gender dysphoria among their groups of friends. Most of the teens who ultimately identified as transgender also showed increased popularity with peer groups afterward.

Of the teens whose parents participated in the study, 62.5% had been diagnosed with at least one mental health disorder prior to the onset of their gender dysphoria. In 36.8% of the teens’ friendship groups, the majority of the members “came out” as transgendered.

“The most likely outcomes were that AYA [adolescent and young adult children] mental well-being and parent-child relationships became worse since AYAs ‘came out,’” reported Littman, adding:

AYAs expressed a range of behaviors that included: expressing distrust of non-transgender people (22.7%); stopping spending time with non-transgender friends (25.0%); trying to isolate themselves from their families (49.4%), and only trusting information about gender dysphoria from transgender sources (46.6%)…

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Woodward: No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion, I Searched Hard for Two Years – Original

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 20, 2018

Woodward likely has done a better job than the FIB and has more integrity.

Can we talk about something else now?


“In an interview with Hugh Hewitt on Friday, Bob Woodward said that in his two years of investigating for his new book, Fear, he found no evidence of collusion or espionage between Trump and Russia. Woodward said he looked for it ‘hard’ and yet turned up nothing.

“’Did you, Bob Woodward, hear anything in your research in your interviews that sounded like espionage or collusion?’ Hugh Hewitt asked Woodward.

“’I did not, and of course, I looked for it, looked for it hard,’ Woodward answered. ‘And so you know, there we are. …..’ (Emphasis, jw)

“’But you’ve seen no collusion?’ Hewitt asked again to confirm.

“’I have not,’ Woodward affirmed.

“Hewitt would once again ask Woodward about collusion at the conclusion of the interview.

“’Very last question, Bob Woodward, I just want to confirm, at the end of two years of writing this book, this intensive effort, you saw no effort, you, personally, had no evidence of collusion or espionage by the president presented to you?’ Hewitt asked.

“’That is correct,’ Woodward said.”

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The FIB man is your friend.

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Politicians–Not Hurricanes–Ensure Shortages | The Daily Bell

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 20, 2018

By Harrison Burge

In 2006, Kentucky resident John Shepperson tuned in from his home to watch Hurricane Katrina destroy the Gulf Coast.

Shepperson desperately wanted to help the recovery efforts… and to make some money in the process.

So, he and his family bought 19 generators, rented a U-Haul truck and drove 600 miles to an area of Mississippi without power.

There in Mississippi, he offered the generators for double the price he paid in Kentucky.

Shepperson found a welcoming market. Grateful residents afflicted by the storms lined up to buy his generators. Price be damned – these people valued the generators more than their money. Shepperson’s generators meant Gulf Coast residents would at least have some comfort amidst their misery.

But, the prospective buyers never received the generators they wanted and valued. And Shepperson’s goodwill was not rewarded with a profit. Read the rest of this entry »

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