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WATCH: Bloomberg Tries to Defend Using Armed Guards While Pushing Gun Control

Posted by M. C. on March 3, 2020

Being a deplorable means you are not as responsible, intelligent, moral as “them”.

The gimmee free stuff snowflakes are just as deplorable in “their” eyes. They can’t see the forest for the Play-Doh.

by AWR Hawkins

An attendee at the March 2, 2020, Fox News town hall asked Mike Bloomberg why he pushes gun control for the common man but surrounds himself with armed security.

The attendee said, “You have an armed security detail that is likely equipped with the same firearms and magazines you seek to ban the common citizen from owning. Does your life matter more than mine or my family’s?”

Bloomberg responded by admitting to having an armed detail, and suggesting he needs armed protection because he gets more threats than the common man.

On February 3, 2020, Breitbart News reported that Bloomberg enjoyed armed security even as he campaigned on a platform of gun control for the common man.

The New York Post reported on Bloomberg referring to the NYPD as his “own army,” while Mayor of New York City. And on January 25, 2019, NRA-ILA reported that after his tenure as mayor ended, “Bloomberg hired some of the same  [NYPD] officers from his security detail to work for him privately.” Yet he continued to push gun control for average Americans.

In 2017 Fox News’ sTucker Carlson pointed to the hypocrisy of Bloomberg’s actions:

So Bloomberg is campaigning on gun control for the common man but availing himself of good guys with guns for self-protection.

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Retired man’s home seized over $8.41 in unpaid property taxes

Posted by M. C. on November 24, 2019

A few tidbits for all those big government lovers.

This highlights a very important lesson: when governments are broke, they will plunder the wealth of their citizens in order to make ends meet, even if it means stealing a retired man’s home.

…You’re eating. It’s against the law.”

By Simon Black

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity.

County government seizes home over $8.41 in unpaid tax

When an 83-year old retiree paid his property taxes late, he miscalculated the interest owed to the county government.

All told, he was $8.41 short. Yes you read that correctly, i.e. less than nine dollars.

So the county seized the home over that trivial amount.

Then they sold the man’s home at auction for $24,500, even though the house was worth about $128,000.

But the county didn’t just keep the $8.41 they were owed. They kept the entire $24,500.

Although this was the most egregious case, the man found out he was far from alone.

The county has been systematically robbing homeowners, selling their homes, and keeping the proceeds over much smaller tax bills than the homes are worth.

In case you’re wondering, the county in question is Oakland County, Michigan, which is part of the Detroit area, and one of the most fiscally vanquished municipalities in the country.

(Detroit even declared bankruptcy in 2013.)

This highlights a very important lesson: when governments are broke, they will plunder the wealth of their citizens in order to make ends meet, even if it means stealing a retired man’s home.

Click here for the full story.

San Francisco commuter arrested for eating a sandwich

Maybe you heard that San Francisco recently announced they will no longer prosecute public urination, amid a homelessness epidemic.

In contrast, one rule they are still enforcing apparently is an ordinance that bans eating on public transit platforms.

A video went viral last week that showed a legitimate commuter who was on his way to work being arrested for eating a sandwich on a train station platform.

He is approached by a transit officer, who told him, “You are detained and not free to go. You’re eating. It’s against the law.”

Click here for the full story.

New York Cops brag about big drug bust… of legal hemp

FedEx flagged a package of legal hemp that was being shipped from a grower in Vermont to a company in New York City.

Generally speaking, hemp is legal as long as it doesn’t contain more than a certain amount of the psychoactive substance THC.

And the local Vermont police department cleared the shipment because it the hemp was well below the THC threshold.

But when the shipment got to New York City, NYPD treated it as a major drug bust.

They kept it at the station and arrested the man who came to pick it up.

The police are still holding on to the product, even though it was legally grown and shipped.

Click here for the full story.

China assigning Communist officials to sleep detainees’ wives

The Chinese government has detained an estimated one million Uighurs, a Muslim minorty.

Many Uighur men have been taken to what China calls ‘reeducation camps’, which the government describes as “free hospital treatment for the masses with sick thinking.”

While these men are off at camp, Communist party officials are assigned to stay at the detainees’ homes to “promote ethnic unity.”

Apparently it’s a modern day prima nocta initiative; the government calls it the “Pair Up and Become Family” program.

These officials “help” the families of detained men “with their ideology, bringing new ideas,” and over time “develop feelings for one another.”

And apparently the government “helps them to make proper arrangements” for the in-house official to share a bed with the detainee’s wife.

The in-house officials are referred to as the family’s new “relative.” While the husbands and fathers are being brainwashed in concentration camps, these officials do the job at home.

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Why I Don’t Speak of the Fake News of “9/11” Anymore – Edward Curtin

Posted by M. C. on September 13, 2019

Tuesday, September 11, 2001, was a non-teaching day for me.  I was home when the phone rang at 9 A.M.  It was my daughter, who was on a week’s vacation with her future husband.  “Turn on the TV,” she said.  “Why?” I asked.  “Haven’t you heard?  A plane hit the World Trade Tower.”

I turned the TV on and watched a plane crash into the Tower.  I said, “They just showed a replay.”  She quickly corrected me, “No, that’s another plane.”  And we talked as we watched in horror, learning that it was the South Tower this time.  Sitting next to my daughter was my future son-in-law; he had not had a day off from work in a year.  He had finally taken a week’s vacation so they could go to Cape Cod.  He worked on the 100th floor of the South Tower.  By chance, he had escaped the death that claimed 176 of his co-workers.

That was my introduction to the attacks.  Seventeen years have disappeared behind us, yet it seems like yesterday.  And yet again, it seems like long, long ago.

Over the next few days, as the government and the media accused Osama bin Laden and 19 Arabs of being responsible for the attacks, I told a friend that what I was hearing wasn’t believable; the official story was full of holes. I am a born and bred New Yorker with a long family history rooted in the NYC Fire and Police Departments, one grandfather having been the Deputy Chief of the Fire Department, the highest ranking uniformed firefighter, and the other a NYPD cop; a niece and her husband were NYPD detectives deeply involved in the response to that day’s attacks. Hearing the absurd official explanations and the deaths of so many innocent people, including many hundreds of firefighters, cops, and emergency workers, I felt a suspicious rage. It was a reaction that I couldn’t fully explain, but it set me on a search for the truth.  I proceeded in fits and starts, but by the fall of 2004, with the help of the extraordinary work of David Ray Griffin, Michael Ruppert, and other early skeptics, I could articulate the reasons for my initial intuition.  I set about creating and teaching a college course on what had come to be called 9/11.

But I no longer refer to the events of that day by those numbers.  Let me explain why.

By 2004 I had enough solid evidence to convince me that the U.S. government’s claims (and The 9/11 Commission Report) were fictitious.  They seemed so blatantly false that I concluded the attacks were a deep-state intelligence operation whose purpose was to initiate a national state of emergency to justify wars of aggression, known euphemistically as “the war on terror.”  The sophistication of the attacks, and the lack of any proffered evidence for the government’s claims, suggested that a great deal of planning had been involved.

Yet I was chagrined and amazed by so many people’s insouciant lack of interest in questioning and researching the most important world event since the assassination of President Kennedy.  I understood the various psychological dimensions of this denial, the fear, cognitive dissonance, etc., but I sensed something else as well.  For so many people their minds seemed to have been “made up” from the start.  I found that many young people were the exceptions, while most of their elders dared not question the official narrative.  These included many prominent leftist critics of American foreign policy, such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Alexander Cockburn, and others, whose defenses of the official government and media explanations (when they even made such defenses; often they just trashed skeptics as “9/11 conspiracy nuts,” to quote Cockburn) totally lacked any scientific or logical rigor or even knowledge of the facts.  Now that seventeen years have elapsed, this seems truer than ever.  There is a long list of leftists who refuse to examine matter to this very day.  And most interestingly, they also do the same with the assassination of JFK, the other key seminal event of recent American history.

I kept thinking of the ongoing language and logic used to describe what had happened that terrible day in 2001 and in the weeks to follow.  It all seemed so clichéd and surreal, as if set phrases had it been extracted from some secret manual, phrases that rung with an historical resonance that cast a spell on the public, as if mass hypnosis were involved.  People seemed mesmerized as they spoke of the events in the official language that had been presented to them.

So with the promptings of people like Graeme MacQueen, Lance deHaven-Smith, T.H. Meyer, et al., and much study and research, I have concluded that my initial intuitive skepticism was correct and that a process of linguistic mind-control was in place before, during, and after the attacks.  As with all good propaganda, the language had to be insinuated over time and introduced through intermediaries.  It had to seem “natural” and to flow out of events, not to precede them.  And it had to be repeated over and over again.

In summary form, I will list the language I believe “made up the minds” of those who have refused to examine the government’s claims about the September 11 attacks and the subsequent anthrax attacks. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Libertarian Take on the Dissing and the Dousing of NYPD Coppers

Posted by M. C. on July 28, 2019

By Robert Wenzel

The NYPD is taking some pretty serious abuse on the streets and subways of The Big Apple these days.

Over the weekend, in two separate incidents, urban primitives with buckets full of water randomly soaked cops in Harlem and Brownsville. At one point, a copper got hit on the head by an empty plastic bucket. The bystanders cackled and cheered.

What is a libertarian to think of this dissing of the coppers?

On the one hand, coppers enforce a lot of laws that have nothing to do with the NAP, such as harassing those who sell untaxed cigarettes, “loosies.” The coppers do work for the state and they will enforce any laws the state tells them to enforce.

That said, street coppers do mostly protect the citizenry against government created urban primitives. They are, from this perspective, not unlike city bus drivers. In a PPS, bus drivers would still exist but they would work in the private sector. The coppers would also exist in a PPS. They would be “serving and protecting,” be much more efficient and not enforcing non-NAP “laws.” They would know they are working for their customers!

This isn’t, though, the world we have now. The world we have now is one of roaming urban primitives in the big cities. They have been “created” through government “schooling,” housing and minimum wage laws. At times they can be dangerous and I am sure glad coppers are around when they are a threat.

But we must realize the incidents like the ones above are blowback by urban primitives who are held back by oppressive state regulations. They know that the coppers, when all is said and done, are the muscle part of state operations.

In other words, this isn’t our fight. It is best we just let them fight it out to a draw. I don’t trust either side.

I don’t want to come across an urban primitive in a dark alley in the wee hours of the night. But I am certainly not happy about government coppers who are working at a time government regulation is getting more oppressive with each passing day.

Coppers may help us now against the random urban primitive but there may come a time when slipping a few bucks into the palm of an urban primitive will result in him helping us get free of the state at a time when it is important for us to do so. They will know the angles.

This is the status of the non-PPS world. In a PPS world, the coppers would indeed be our friends and urban primitivism would disappear with the end of government oppression.

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HARSH REALITY: Police Are Not Highly Trained Firearms Experts

Posted by M. C. on February 26, 2018

Mentally deranged, psychotropically drugged, zombies can shoot better than most police. They are more likely to hit innocent bystanders or A female hostage kidnapped during a Northern California bank robbery was killed by police…

It has happened again—still? New York City Police, in stopping a dangerous criminal—apparently legitimately—have also shot up the surrounding citizenry. It’s a problem I’ve repeatedly addressed, most recently in October of 2015’s Can The NYPD Ever Stop Shooting Innocents, which contains links to several related earlier articles. The New York Daily News reports an all-too-common narrative:

“The unidentified suspect was swearing at customers in the store and acting aggressively toward Food Emporium workers before his death.

A cop working a nearby Verizon picket line greeted the aggressive suspect outside the store, with a brawl ensuing that left both men on the ground, said O’Neill.

The officer escaped the man’s grasp, and the suspect then pulled the long blade, said O’Neill. He started menacingly toward the first cop and two other officers arriving at the scene, cops said.

The man ignored orders to drop the knife, and one of the officers and a sergeant began shooting. A 46-year-old female bystander at the busy intersection was winged and wounded by one of the [nine] police bullets.”

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NYPD Suspected NYC Jihadi’s Local Mosque of Terror Ties over a Decade Before Massacre – Aussie Conservative Blog

Posted by M. C. on November 6, 2017

You are an annoyance, especially if make the mistake of asking for the truth.

Secrecy, arrogance, getting credit, power and prestige. it is all about them.  That is why all those all those people died in NYC.

The NYPD had suspected New Jersey’s Masjid Omar Mosque, where jihadist Sayfullo Saipov reportedly worshipped, of having radical ties for over 10 years, allegedly keeping all its worshippers under watch.

Moreover, the FBI, which claims it had nothing to do with monitoring the mosque, interviewed Saipov as a potential Islamic terrorist in 2015, but ultimately let him go. Read the rest of this entry »

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Leon Panetta => David Patraeus equals Rosemary’s Baby

Posted by M. C. on September 11, 2011

The CIA and Pentagon have become “partners” as the government issued news scripts tell us. What does that tell us about the tilt of information fed to the Pentagon and us. The Pentagon’s reason to exist is to kill people and break things. Who best keep to provide them with reasons to stay in business than their brothers in the CIA? Read the rest of this entry »

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