Modest Men Tell No Tales

From EPJ:

In Kentucky, eight Amish men were sent to jail this week (for 3 to 10 days) over their refusal to comply with a local safety regulation. According to The Blaze [newspaper], they say that the mandate, which would require them to post a bright orange triangle on their horse-drawn buggies, violates their modesty code.

Another example of the state getting in the way of peaceful and voluntary society. These men have committed no crime. There is no victim. They simply would not comply by painting bright orange triangles on their buggies. The natural reaction from the machine that is the state is to kidnap them and throw them in a cage for a week.

Some society we live in. The machine rages on.

This is a picture from my first ultrasound back in July. FYI, Cory & I are expecting!!! We have told our closest family & friends (sorry for those we missed telling personally), but here it is! 😊 I am 20weeks now, and the baby is a…… Girl👶🎀 Honestly, I couldn’t be anymore happier. I have/still am in love with the father of our child. We have literally been through it all, & we still overcome anything that is thrown our way. I am blessed, we are blessed❤️
Thank you for those who have been & remain by both of our sides.
And to those who live/think negatively: may you find peace & positivity. #nomalice #goodvibes #themoreyouknow #pregnancy #motherhood #newlyparents #imalreadylovingbabygirl #theworldisnotready #liveandletlive #LIFE

Happy happy happy 21st birthday to one of my most favorite people ever. This girl is about to go all out once midnight hits. Have an amazing 21st birthday my love! Be safe and have fucking fun. I wish I was there celebrating with you,but I’ll make it up to you. Take 21 shots for me! I love you,bfff!!! Have the time of your life and live it up! 🎉🎁🎊🎈🍺🍻🍸🍹🍷 #partyandbullshit #theworldisnotready #bestfriend @laurenladybug

I would like to introduce you all to Manhattan’s Stone Street located in the Financial District of New York City. The street was originally known as Brewers St. In 1660, it would have been referred to as Brouwer Street. This Street still lives on within today’s manhattan Island streets. #nyc #nature #nomnom #nylife #newyork #nocurfew #newyorklife #life #loud #lights #lifeisgood #lowermanhattan #artistic #adventure #whynot #whatyouwishyouhad #tonice #travel #thebigapple #thingsyouveneverdone #theworldisnotready #v#n#me #manhattan #empirestate #exotic #iglife #igers #igtravel #iloveny #international #peace #placesyouveneverbeento #beauty #home #yenforyears #dreams

RIP Bill of Rights: December 15, 1791 -- January 1, 2012

With the stroke of 66 pens the tyrannical Barack Obama singed in to legislation the highly controversial National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, thus suspending habeas corpus.

The Warmonger-in-Chief had the following to say about the bill:

The president, for example, said that he would never authorize the indefinite military detention of American citizens, because “doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation.” He also said he would reject a “rigid across-the-board requirement” that suspects be tried in military courts rather than civilian courts.

So even with all his reservations he decided to sign it anyway. The government and the President are out of control. It has become dangerous to live in America. We are no longer free. We are now subject to being held without due process. We are now subject to the police state.

The threat to freedom has never been more prevalent. Help us Ron Paul!

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Gold v. The United States Dollar; Some Observations

Some important observations I’d like to share. I got thrown into a debate on Facebook of all places. I hate the “Facebook comment debate” but some of these facts I listed are worth sharing.

- Prior to 1913*, a man could walk into a tailor and purchase a nice new suit with either 1oz of gold (a 1 ounce gold coin) or a $20 dollar bank note ($20 dollar bill). Today a man can still walk into a tailor and buy a suit with the 1oz gold coin, but what about the $20 bill?

- In and around the 1970’s one could purchase a single family home for ~1,000oz of gold (roughly $35/oz). Today you can still buy a home with 1,000oz of gold but what about the $35,000 dollars?

Government destroys markets, money, and value. It monopolizes money to fund itself. This must end for our future to be lucrative. What has government done to our money? It has destroyed it. Just let that settle in. Bring it up in class or around the dinner table. Explain it to friends and family, with love, from me.

1913 is the year the Federal Reserve was created through the Federal Reserve Act.

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Political Turmoil Has JP Morgan in a Panic

Global elite banksters JP Morgan have made sure to cover their collective asses from any sort of pending backlash. How you ask? They have invested in the police:

JPMorgan Chase recently donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation. The gift was the largest in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police Department to strengthen security in the Big Apple.

So incase there was any doubt (which there shouldn’t have been) the global elite are primed and ready to have you suppressed in the event you attempt to run on your money. Government and global elite banksters are one in the same and now they have secured the protection of New York’s police force. While people “occupy” Wall Street these people are positioning themselves.

Stop foolishly attempting to occupy and begin to get to the root of the problem — the state. Opt out. Forget ending the Fed, stop using Federal Reserve paper! What good is their money if hundreds of thousands of people stop using it? Stop fighting the oppression and ignore it.

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Last Night I Witnessed a Miracle; Thank You Capitalism!

Last night I witnessed a miracle. I was sitting on my couch and a little electronic rectangular device laying next to me began to make noise and shake. What was this sorcery? It was my cell phone. An object used to transmit data and information from one area to another through invisible radio waves.

What was being transmitted? Well, millions of bits of information was sent from London England by my good friend Bill. He too has one of these magical devices. He wrote me a message by tapping on a screen with his fingers. After composing the message he had it zapped to my phone. It traveled thousands of miles in an instant. Much faster than he could ever walk, run, or fly the message to me. It said:

"Alright bruv, I got my new iPhone 4S now so I’m presuming this text is free :), what have you been up to son?"

Imagine that, I was now conversing across the globe with a friend I have never even shared a room with! All of this made possible by capitalistic pursuit and market demand. Could you imagine what would happen if the government and state controlled all means of production — you know, a Socialist society? Do you really think without profit based incentive there would be a product half, or half of a half as good as this magical iPhone?

And forgetting that — we were talking for “free” (I recognize subscriber fees and the cost of electric to charge the phone but for argument’s sake it was free). That’s right, no need for SMS charges. The grand wizard named Steve Jobs has bestowed upon us a magical machine that made communication possible.

People all across the planet communicate like this everyday, with all different types of miracle boxes called cellular phones. All because of capitalism makes it possible. All because of a market demand by consumers and entrepreneurs’ ability to meet said demand for a profit. These are modern-day miracles. Not only that — because of capitalism, everyday this magic is cheaper and cheaper to own! Not because government gets involved but because entrepreneurs find cheaper means of production while increasing performance and availability. Need proof — look at the price of data storage over the years.

Lesson: if you feel capitalism is a problem then you are mistaken. Your gripe is with government and big business manipulating you. This is called Corporatism and it is dangerous to mix the two.

Capitalism drives innovation and without it we would all be standing in line for our government food rations like they did in Soviet Russia. We would not be sitting on our couches talking with friends across a vast ocean named the Atlantic, on a device not much bigger than a deck of playing cards.

Thank you Capitalism!

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The New Global Currency

I have said that the IMF and the United Nations are enemies to our financial freedom for ages. It’s no secret that these organizations seek to “unite” the globe under one global currency. The issue with this of course is the currency would not be market selected, it would have no value, and it would be backed only by policy — all of that translates to “worthless”.

The idea of replacing one fiat currency with another fiat currency that can and will be printed at will by global banksters will result in economic disaster the likes of which we have never seen. Ron Paul is now bringing light to the situation on the campaign trail. This is possibly the most important issue we face.

San Francisco's $10 Mandatory Minimum Wage

San Francisco now has the highest minimum wage in the country. $10. The economically ignorant will cheer this as a massive success! They feel they are increasing the standard of living by forcing entrepreneurs to pay entry-level workers more money for jobs that may not call for that money in the open market.

While the economically ignorant rejoice, the backbone of our economy, small business owners will grieve. They are now forced through government policy to pay these immense wages. Demand for employment will now decrease. Furthermore what will become of people higher up the food chain who now can’t receive the wages they deserve?

David Kramer has a great write-up from one of San Francisco’s top eating spots. He illustrates that he will now be punished. He will have to pay entry-level waiters a minimum of $10 plus tips which means money is diverted from his chefs and other areas of the business. The spread is now not there, profits will tumble. If profits tumble there is no chance to stay in business.

With the mandatory wage hike the small business owner will now have to lay off top members of his staff who earn (without government intervention) their wages. As Henry Hazlitt teaches in “Economics in One Lesson” it is the unseen effects of policy that destroy the economy. While the economically illiterate feel they have created better conditions — all they have done is increase unemployment.

"The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups."

— Henry Hazlitt

I implore anyone who is interested to please read “Economics in One Lesson” for free here [pdf].

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About 98% Of What You Need To Know About Anarcho-capitalism

The Axiom:

The Non-Aggression Principle is an ethical stance which asserts that “aggression” is inherently illegitimate. “Aggression” is defined as the “initiation” of physical force against persons or property, the threat of such, or fraud upon persons or their property. In contrast to pacifism, the non-aggression principle does not preclude violent self-defense.

All of my philosophical and political beliefs are deduced from this one concept. What can you do with it?

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Today You Were Betrayed

My good friend Brett has this to share on his Facebook:

61 senator betrayed you today. They authorized, as an amendment to the Defense Authorization act, the indefinite suspension of habeas corpus. We are now officially a police state. Their names are as follows:

Ayotte (R-NH)

Barrasso (R-WY)

Blunt (R-MO)

Boozman (R-AR)

Brown (R-MA)

Burr (R-NC)

Casey (D-PA)

Chambliss (R-GA)

Coats (R-IN)

Coburn (R-OK)

Cochran (R-MS)

Collins (R-ME)

Conrad (D-ND)

Corker (R-TN)

Cornyn (R-TX)

Crapo (R-ID)

DeMint (R-SC)

Enzi (R-WY)

Graham (R-SC)

Grassley (R-IA)

Hagan (D-NC)

Hatch (R-UT)

Heller (R-NV)

Hoeven (R-ND)

Hutchison (R-TX)

Inhofe (R-OK)

Inouye (D-HI)

Isakson (R-GA)

Johanns (R-NE)

Johnson (R-WI)

Kohl (D-WI)

Kyl (R-AZ)

Landrieu (D-LA)

Lee (R-UT)

Levin (D-MI)

Lieberman (ID-CT)

Lugar (R-IN)

Manchin (D-WV)

McCain (R-AZ)

McCaskill (D-MO)

McConnell (R-KY)

Menendez (D-NJ)

Moran (R-KS)

Nelson (D-NE)

Portman (R-OH)

Pryor (D-AR)

Reed (D-RI)

Risch (R-ID)

Roberts (R-KS)

Rubio (R-FL)

Sessions (R-AL)

Shaheen (D-NH)

Shelby (R-AL)

Snowe (R-ME)

Stabenow (D-MI)

Thune (R-SD)

Toomey (R-PA)

Vitter (R-LA)

Whitehouse (D-RI)

Wicker (R-MS)

Talk about an issue with priorities. Other countries are creating battle grounds in their homeland because government refuses to hear them. The United States is creating Christmas lists because we refuse to see.

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My Occupy Wall Street Post, James Altucher's Brilliance, and New Haven Democracy

James Altucher is one of my favorite bloggers and authors. He has a fabulous way of thinking critically and cutting through the hype and crap of the media. Maybe that’s because he doesn’t even pay attention to the media. Anyway he posted in one of his recent Q&A posts on an Occupy Wall Street question. Here is the exchange:

Question: @KarimGuessous asked what is my stance on Occupy Wall Street

Answer: I thnk a lot of people, including myself, have been badly hurt by the financial crisis that occurred in 2007-9 but really began in 2000-2002 and can be argued, began much earlier.

The problem is this: I used to live right on Wall Street. So I know the people who actually work there. Many of those people lost their jobs, their pensions, their homes, their savings, their 401ks, etc.

I hate to think now that along with all that they already lost they have to deal with thousands of people shouting at them and shoving signs in their faces as they try to get to work. A shit job they have to go to feed their families.

I understand “Wall Street” is symbolic but the reality is that “Wall Street” moved to Park Avenue between 45th and 57th Street many years ago. I used to live in the same building where JP Morgan worked (it got converted to rentals). Now Jami Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan works on 45th Street near Park Avenue. And the hedge funds are all in Greenwich, Connecticut. And the SEC and the Federal Reserve are in Washington DC. Why protest in the face of hard working Americans when the real culprits who should be put on trial live and work elsewhere.

Now, while I don’t agree with Mr. Altucher’s stance on everything I do agree that he has this quite right in terms of the location and outlook of the protests. In not as many words I think it’s vital to note that the Federal Reserve is “that” way. Go protest where it matters. Throwing a bunch of signs and slogans in the face of a bunch of hard-working people isn’t the way to go — these people don’t shape the financial sector. They are pawns just like you and I.

I will say that the media is doing an excellent job on not reporting the developments of the #OWS movement. This of course is done on purpose to keep it from being discussed properly. No one in the embarrassing (read: crooked) Mainstream Media wants to talk about the masters of monetary policy being threatened. Of course if you read here you know that these monetary overlords have already made their protection investment in the NYPD. The media is the puppet of the government — they won’t bite the hand that feeds.

The gripe I have is I am almost glad mainstream media is nearly ignoring this movement — I tuned into the livestream and caught a glimpse of what is going on there… sick. One old educated looking man on a soapbox with hundreds of people around him. He was preaching and after every pause the crowed of students and professionals would repeat his last line. The lines I managed to catch were something out of a Marxist textbook! Capitalism did this, and capitalism did that!

And thus we find my true gripe — capitalism has done nothing because capitalism doesn’t exist! We live inside a very corrupt corporatism. A fusion of big government and big business operating as one unit. This and only this is the reason we are in the financial and political turmoil we are in. Blaming capitalism for these issues is backwards and wrong! Capitalism is the fix! Capitalism would drive these issues out! However communicating that to these Vendetta Mask wearing buffoons would be nearly impossible. They are too busy being brainwashed by Michael Moore DVD’s.

I tried to see what was going on locally in my state of Connecticut. Have a look below at the Occupy New Haven page. Occupy what I’m not sure but nonetheless a bold movement — I was intrigued until the end of the description.

Again, these people, kids, students, adults… they just don’t get it. Do you want to see what a Democracy looks like? Do you want me to show YOU what a democracy looks like? Democracy: rule of the majority (no matter if you agree with the majority or not, you are subject to their will) so take a look at your democracy that you thump at every turn.

You don’t have the guts to click this. It’s a Google Image search and it is very not safe for work. So I hope these puppets of democracy celebrate their overlord’s decisions to murder Americans, and non-Americans all over the globe with their wars. Democracy: rule of the majority. If you take part in the system — even if you oppose the majority now — you are legitimizing these actions, legitimizing the system, and that makes you responsible.

No more from me on the #Occupy movement. Occupy a nice book, or two.

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Apple Predictions For Tomorrow

Did this last time and got something like 5 out of 6 correct. Figured I would keep with what is now tradition and post my predictions for tomorrow’s Apple iPhone event.

Here goes, sort of a given:

  • iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 will be announced.

In terms of the 4s:

  • 4S will be a lower cost iPhone 4 redesign.
  • Thinner, lighter, and available on all cellular providers. Maybe not T-Mobile.
  • 5MP camera on the back.
  • More ram and a better processor.
  • Apple assistant.
  • Available next week.

In terms of the Apple iPhone 5:

  • Larger screen.
  • Aluminum redesign.
  • Assistant baked in.
  • 8MP camera.
  • Apple A5 processor.
  • Much thinner than we expected.
  • Available end of the month.
  • Sprint partnering.
  • 4G

So there you have it — nothing massive in terms of prediction but I’m sure these are on lock. Tomorrow we will all check it out. I’ll be tweeting live of course. Not that the entire world won’t be. Look for tweet records to be broken haha! Should be fun to see what goes down! I’ll be watching TWiT.

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Zimbabwe: The Next American "War"?

Now that the sheep who pay attention to Mainstream Media are convinced we are done with Iraq it will be time for a new “war” soon. According to insiders the next target may be an unusual pick to many. Zimbabwe.

According to Robert Wenzel:

When NYT runs a front page story about the evils of a dictator in a far away country, I always get nervous that it is the first step in softening public opinion in favor of some type U.S. intervention.

The NYT has such a story out today on Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe.

We know Wenzel is in the “know” and we also know that the New York Times has a verifiable history of being the media puppet for big government and big business. Following trends, more importantly studying them is always crucial.

Zimbabwe is a diamond warehouse. So what you ask? Well, if Zimbabwe is exporting diamonds at a cheaper prices that disrupts the market some of the powers that be, namely the Rothschild family may have something to say about that.

Wenzel writes:

I wonder if the ruckus has anything to do with the fact that the Zimbabwe sales are creating competition for the huge diamond dealer DeBeers, which is owned by the Rothschilds?

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Most Unfortunate Public Service Announcement: Government Kills

It is speculated that “government” (or at least actors acting in the name of or “on behalf” of an entity that cannot act itself) has claimed the lives of at least 174,000,000 people. Yes, that is one hundred and seventy-four million people.

R.J. Rummel — the man who calculated these numbers, has now gone on record with some unfortunate and frightening revisions. Dan Vander writes:

"R.J. Rummel has revised his famous estimate of the number of people killed by governments during the 20th century from 174,000,000 to 262,000,000. Pre-20th century totals are harder to calculate, of course. He estimates at least 133 and perhaps as many as 625 million.”

When will this madness end? Government seems to be a bigger threat than any other entity over the 20th century. What does the 21st century have in store for us?

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