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FBI finds gunman in Dayton, Ohio, rampage was obsessed with violence

Posted by M. C. on August 7, 2019

Facebook, Google, CIA, NSA, DHS and FBI suck in our every communication. One thinks they would pick up on mass assassination plans broadcast to the world.

Which is more likely. They are completely incompetent or implementing an anti-gun agenda? 

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Is this the Cloward-Piven Strategy for gun (ie people) control?

by Reuters

By Matthew Lavietes and Steve Gorman

Aug 6 (Reuters) – The gunman who killed his sister and eight other people in Dayton, Ohio, before he was slain by police had a history of violent obsessions and previously mused about committing mass murder, an FBI official said on Tuesday.

FBI agent Todd Wickerham told a news conference two days after the massacre in the streets of Dayton’s historic downtown Oregon District that investigators have yet to conclude what motivated the killer or whether he may have had an accomplice.

Police said in the initial aftermath of Sunday morning’s bloodshed that they believed the slain suspect, identified as 24-year-old Connor Betts, a white man from the Dayton suburb Bellbrook, had acted alone.

The gunman, who was wearing body armor and a mask, opened fire with an assault-style rifle fitted with a high-capacity ammunition drum that could hold 100 rounds, police said. Authorities said officers patrolling the area arrived on the scene and shot the gunman dead 30 seconds after the violence began.

In addition to the nine people killed, including Betts’ sister, more than two dozen others were injured in the attack, which came 13 hours after a shooting spree that claimed 22 lives in El Paso, Texas.


The assailant in Texas surrendered to police and has been charged with capital murder in what authorities are treating as a hate crime and an act of domestic terrorism. Most of the victims there were Hispanic.

Federal agents have found no clues suggesting the Dayton gunman was influenced by the rampage in El Paso, said Wickerham, the agent in charge of the FBI’s Cincinnati office.

However, he said, “the individual had a history of obsession with violent ideations, including mass shootings, and expressed a desire to commit a mass shooting.”…

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4 New Reasons to Fear a Universal Basic Income | Mises Wire

Posted by M. C. on June 21, 2019

While it’s true people ought to be able to spend their own money as they see fit,  how they spend other people’s money is another matter.

This is Cloward-Piven in action.

The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a socialist system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty”

Take this to it’s natural conclusion. What happens when everyone is on the dole?

Who will teach, put out fires, be your doctor?

Most of us have heard the arguments from the Left on the emancipatory power of the Universal Basic Income Guarantee to free us from the chains of work, stress and poverty, and to liberate the creative impulses of man. We also hear from conservatives like Charles Murray, who stress that welfare cliffs under the current system create a poverty trap, where by earning more people will take home less, creating a permanent disincentive to work which the UBI would partially solve.

There is a contingent of libertarians who also hold the view that the UBI is better than the current system. They highlight the fact that bureaucratic costs will be lower and, theoretically, many public sector workers could be axed from welfare departments — reducing the overall size of the state. Government outgoings on law enforcement could be reduced, if the UBI leads to a drop in poverty-driven crime. And, if people are already receiving the basic means of survival, we can cut regulations around hiring and firing people and labor laws, since workers, faced with poor conditions, will have the f-you money to walk away from them. What’s more, if people can shop around for services currently provided by the government then some programs can be cut into the bargain.

Ultimately, since people would be given their basic income directly to spend as they please, it would preserve the market economy relative to more intrusive forms of government assistance or central planning, where officeholders and bureaucrats attempt to organize production “on behalf of the poor” (or “the workers” or “the people”) leading to a disastrous misallocation of resources and authoritarian dictatorship.

At least that’s what the pro-UBI libertarians claim…

One: Even if the UBI will allow us to replace all sorts of systems and reduce the size of government, that will not be the end of the story. UBI will inevitably grow arms and legs.

After the UBI is instituted, it will only be a matter of time until we hear this group or that group should be earning an even higher basic income. “I am disabled, I should have a higher basic income, some may say. Or other may object “All my relatives live in a more expensive city, so I need a higher basic income.” And so on. Then people will advocate for a higher UBI for the elderly, disabled, people who live in areas where the rents and costs of living are high, or where they have to travel long distances to work, and so on. Ad infinitum

Two: Perhaps the scariest aspect of it all is that in most cases when the government creates handouts, there is always a group that stands to benefit and another that stands to lose. With the Universal Basic Income it seems on the face of it that there is no “out” group. Everyone is in on the action.

But that’s not really the case.

The state, policymakers, and government employees will benefit relative to everyone else.

After all, the UBI legitimizes government and brings everyone into a system which they could otherwise often ignore. The state is provider, and each of us becomes its ward…

Three: The UBI will not get rid of those who constantly call for ever higher levels of social benefits, and total  numbers of people who “need” UBI will not decline. This is because a UBI will not, and cannot, address the underlying causes of poverty and inequality — which is that poor people have low skills and no capital…

Four: With the UBI, the state is potentially handing out a large sum of money each month to people who may spend it to ruin their own health, or destroy their lives. Individuals with substance addictions, gambling problems or bad spending habits which get them in trouble. People who are addicted to computer games or Facebook might benefit from getting out to work in a bar or cafe and mingling with the public for some occupational therapy. But the UBI will allow them to isolate themselves further. Thus, in many cases with the UBI, payments may not actually be helping people. Recipients lives could be made worse by payments.

It takes a pretty callous person to say, “Well, it’s their life, they’ve got a right to ruin it. Let them take out their UBI and spend it on hard drugs if they want to.” While it’s true people ought to be able to spend their own money as they see fit,  how they spend other people’s money is another matter…





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Greek Bailout-Who Gets Stuck Holding The Bag?

Posted by M. C. on June 26, 2015

Greece’s socialist government with its tourism based economy (ie no economy) won’t let it’s 55-year-old retirees give up their full benefits.  The is the Cloward-Piven Strategy at work.  Get them everything no matter the cost.  When it all collapses, everyone ends up dependent on the (Euro) government to survive.

But I digress, who will take it on the chin when Greece declares bankruptcy?

Those with savings who haven’t already gotten their money out of the banks.  Haircut time ala Cyprus.

Greek banks?  Maybe to an extent.  The Euro presses will take care of them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Obama To Pay States For Medicare Expansion-Don’t Take the Bait

Posted by M. C. on March 10, 2013

The government gets $1T further in debt each year. Why would it offer to pay states more to add to the medicare burden? I am willing to bet it would cost many trillions of dollars to cover the baby boomer generation. I normally take anything neocon warparty spokesman Jonah Goldberg says with a handful of salt but…today he quotes the HHS info director Gary Cohen as saying a $5B Obamacare pre-existing condition bridge really costs $40B. Goldberg quotes the GAO as putting the  75 year cost of “won’t add one dime” Obamacare at $6.2T.

“Free”, “government money” comes with strings attached. That is, of course, the whole idea. Take the “free money” and do as we say or face our badge and our guns.

Obama has no intention of reducing spending and intends to increase spending as much as possible. Ultimate control over our lives is the progressives’ end game.

Dependence on government for survival and squashing of resistance, of which gun control is a part, are the tools which get this job done. Read the rest of this entry »

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Crap! Obama Won, Yea! Romney Lost – Our Options Are Limited

Posted by M. C. on November 7, 2012

This begins with Jim Thompson’s editorial in the Oct 31 Erie Times. He is taking Rep Mike Kelly to task.

Kelly has done nothing to cancel Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy, a massive redistribution of wealth to the top 10%.

Obama has stated he is in favor of wealth redistribution. The difference appears to be to whom the money gets redistributed. No mention that every analysis I have seen says the top 20% pays 80% of the tax. No mention the 53% of earners pay all the income tax. Read the rest of this entry »

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Communist Party and Erie Times-News Back Corporatist Obama

Posted by M. C. on November 7, 2012

The candidate of Communist Party of the USA and the Erie Times News has won twice.   What do we have to look forward to because of their backing?   I say look out for development of these items, the Cloward-Piven strategy, more UN authority over US citizens (starting with the small arms treaty) and Agenda 21.

How many corporatist successes like Solyndra,  the plant closing (“green” government poster car) Chevy Volt and $25B worth of unsellable GM stock are in our future?

Central planning – celebrating 95 years of continuous failure and asking for more!

Good luck.  We are all going to need it.

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The Occupy Movement, the anti-christ and “Free Government Money”

Posted by M. C. on April 18, 2012

It was pretty obvious the occupy movement consisted of liberal, “free government money” types.  Half the population pays no tax and many get earned income credit, free government money.  The top 20% pays 80% of the tax bill.  See here.  But never let facts get in the way of a good rant.  Gee, lets pretend we are the 60’s hippies we have always dreamed of being and have a sit-in.  Especially when you are looking for freebies from a communist led government.  Then there are the Ayers.  Sorry, I digress.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Is the European Debt Crisis Designed to Create a One World Currency?

Posted by M. C. on April 15, 2012

This analysis in The Daily Bell indicates this is the case.  I am sure the movers and shakers of the New World Order want a single currency. I don’t think the current opportunity is so much the result of a master plan but a by-product of decades Keynesian thinking.  None-the-less the central banksters and central planners are taking advantage of the disaster they have wrought.  The end result for all of us may be unwittingly played out by Greece.  The Cloward-Piven strategy.  A domestic socialist takeover plan on an international scale. Read the rest of this entry »

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