When will Obama protest, “I am not a crook.”?
by Jon Rappoport (from Nomorefakenews.com)
The upward pressure of ongoing scandals is moving into the White House. Benghazi, AP, IRS.
The president’s surrogates are trying out their lying skills.
Jay Carney: The situation at the IRS isn’t really a scandal, depending on what the definition of “is” is. And if one uses the passive voice, that’s acceptable, as in “mistakes were made.” Continue reading
An experience of Greenville, Michigan, Summer 2007
It’s always hard to fight a stereotype. Many Americans think of the Scandinavians, Danish in particular, as rampaging Vikings—like the Hell’s Angels in longships. I think they’ve seen the 1958 movie, The Vikings, the one with Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis, too many times. Of course Kirk and Tony were notably hygienic among their otherwise mangy cohorts—did you ever notice how the lead actors in these old epic films have perfect white teeth?! Continue reading
Looking at the psychology of nonaggression
by Brian Wright
Nonaggression Roots is the third installment of a series of seven that describe and propose the Sacred Nonaggression Principle (SNaP)—my book advocating that we hold the nonaggression principle (banning the initiation of physical force) as the highest moral standard in social systems. Continue reading
Good little naturalistic thought provoker ___ 8/10
Ellen Burstyn’s character, “Georgiana Carr,” bears the last name of an actual Durham, N.C., family that was prominent in the tobacco business. The large portrait in her house, showing a uniformed man with a big white mustache, is a picture of Julian Shakespeare Carr (1845-1924), one of Durham’s earliest tobacco magnates, who was involved in a variety of other business enterprises and was a highly regarded philanthropist. The portrait normally resides in the North Carolina Collection of the Durham County Public Library. Continue reading
IRS criminality proves big government is lawless,
unrestrained and utterly out of control … by Mike Adams
Excerpt from Natural News 4/30/2013
Lawless government out of control What the IRS scandal really proves is that big government is completely out of control. Give an unelected group a bureaucrats enough power — the IRS is run by appointees who don’t answer to voters — and they will sooner or later construct fiefdoms of corruption and criminality.
This is a universal law of bureaucracy. What the IRS did to conservative groups, the FDA is routinely doing to natural products manufacturers and supplement companies. It’s what the DEA is doing to medical marijuana dispensaries and what the FTC is doing to religious ministries that also happen to sell herbs for cancer. Continue reading