Wednesday, July 29, 2009

US Air Force is Developing a Decision-making Attack Drone

In an effort to further distance themselves from the inhumanity of killing, the US Air Force is developing technology that would allow unmanned drones to make the decision on whether or not to launch an attack.

It's bad enough when someone can be executed by some nerd playing a lethal video game on the other side of the world, but now these war mongers would be able to shift the responsibility to an emotionless robot. But that's pretty much what the bulk of the military is anyway: mindless followers.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Police Taser Deaf and Disabled Man

Police pepper sprayed then tasered a deaf and mentally handicapped man after demanding that he leave a store's restroom in Mobile, AL.

"Police spokesman Christopher Levy says police didn't realize [Antonio] Love had a hearing impairment until after he was out of the bathroom. The officers' conduct is under investigation."

First, the gang of violent thieves in police costumes perpetrate unspeakable acts of aggression against this poor man, but don't worry - an "investigation" will be held. The police officers will go before a board of other police officers - I'm sure that justice will be served.

"The newspaper says the officers attempted to book Love on charges including disorderly conduct, but a magistrate on duty wouldn't accept the charges."

These thugs STILL wanted to book Love for disorderly conduct?! This is the catch-all charge that the police use if they feel their authority is being threated. It's the equivalent of a 5-year-old throwing a temper tantrum and calling someone a meany-head.

Monday, July 27, 2009

UPDATED: Harvard Cop Was Out of Line

I had previously written about the Harvard cop who violated the rights of a professor.

See Roderick Long's piece at
Also see this piece at

Friday, July 24, 2009

Harvard Cop Was Out of Line

A lot has been said about the arrest of Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. by Cambridge police officer James Crowley who was responding to a call of an alleged break in.

"While I was led to believe that Gates was lawfully in the residence, I was quite surprised and confused with the behavior he exhibited toward me," [Crowley] said, according to the report.

This officer was just upset that his subject didn't bow down and kiss his feet like he has come to expect from the rest of people. Once this tax critter realized that Gates was admittedly "lawfully in the residence", then he should have turned around and walked away. His presence is was escalated the situation.

I don't particularly condone Professor Gates' combative nature but I can't necessarily blame him considering there was an intruder in his home who would not leave. I'm more disappointed at how this has become a race issue which has only distracted the majority of people who don't recognize where the true battle lines are drawn: the king and his men versus the rest of the serfdom.

UPDATE: 7/27/09
See Roderick Long's piece at
Also see this piece at

Thursday, July 23, 2009

But What About The Poor?

"What about the poor?"

This is a phrase commonly heard when one presents the idea that the private sector is perfectly capable of handling the needs of the poor instead of the mandatory "service" provided by the State. It should be noted that churches, charities, other private endeavors provided this service for the poor long before the State got involved and continued to do so until not long ago, despite what has been propagandized.

It is to be expected that a society would want to take care of those less fortunate and is perfectly exemplified when the poor are one of the first concerns noted by the detractors of a system that no longer espouses the use of force to take from those who have to give to those who have not.

Since we can all agree that the poor are to be taken care of, why then would this universally held value evaporate once this service is removed from the endless list of State responsibilities? Do we only help the poor because we have no choice? You cannot collectively (and correctly) identify the notion that there is a moral obligation to care for those in need yet at the same time believe that this responsibility goes away once it is no longer compulsory.

And from a fiscal perspective, the society will have more money to help support the poor if it is no longer being robbed by the parasites in the government. Private companies have a financial responsibility to use funds efficiently, but the State lacks this incentive since the market signals of profit and loss no longer apply. What happens when a State agency does not perform the duty or provide the service for which it has been commissioned? The State demands more money!

To paraphrase Walter E. Williams: To take from a man without consent to give to another man in need is theft. But a man who gives to another man in need is commendable.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The US Is Spending $3 Trillion Per Year More Than 1945...

...when the US was fighting WWII, and more than $1 trillion more than 2008. All we need to do is to elect the "right" government bureaucrats, right Republicans?

Who else is ready for a divorce?

Friday, July 17, 2009

God Bless Our...Snipers?

As I was driving today, I got behind a truck that appeared to be a Republican version of a hippie VW only with a different variety of bumper stickers. Alongside the four "Support the troops" ribbons and the two "Marine" decals was a bumper sticker that can only be described as troubling: "God bless our troops. Especially our snipers."

OK, I'll bite. As if it needs to be dissected beyond the obvious abhorrent message being presented, let's address the idea that God would not only support, but bless, murderers for hire. It's bad and deceitful enough when the war mongering propagandists parade out photos of the troops shaking hands with their confused conquests and hand candy to foreign children. But it's another level of repugnant to suggest that God blesses the vile state-sponsored assassins that even the most gifted spin artists would have trouble painting in a chivalrous manner.

And let's go further to dispel the collectivist myth that these are somehow "our" snipers. I don't support the theft of my money to pay mercenaries to invade foreign lands and kill men, women, and children who I have never met nor wish any harm.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Homeless Man Jailed For Not Paying Child Support..

...for a "son" that even the Georgia court acknowledges wasn't his.

Even after learning he was not the father, Hatley paid thousands of dollars the state said he owed for support. After losing his job and becoming homeless, he still made payments out of his unemployment benefits.

“This is a case of excessive zeal to recover money trumping common sense,” she said. “What possible legitimate reason can the state have to pursue Mr. Hatley for child support when he does not have any children?”

It may be difficult for Hatley to get out from under the court order, said Atlanta family lawyer Randall Kessler, who is not associated with the case. “It’s definitely unfair,” Kessler said. “But at the same time, he’s dealing with a valid court order.”

A valid court order? The court itself acknowledged that the child was not Mr. Hatley's yet it had no problem throwing this man in a cage. Forget the fact that they are putting an innocent man in prison (which is aggregious enough!), what kind of sense does it make to remove a man's ability to pay back "owed" money and in fact will only cost more money to house in a jail cell?

Point of information: the $16,398 that was supposedly "owed" for child support was not "owed" to the mother of the child - it was "owed" to the state. But then again, the state might as well be a mother - that's how they are viewed by the masses.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Criminal" Catches Fish That Is 2" Too Small

A Brevard County, FL man was arrested after one of the state's minions boarded his boat and explained that the measurement must extend to the fork of the fish's tail, not the tip.

As is always the case with the thieves who work for the king, this is all about collecting money for the throne. I find it hilarious that the article reads "But the judge spared him jail time." Well, bless his heart for not throwing a man in a cage for catching a fish that "violated" the arbitrarily set dictate.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

City With The Most Available Jobs: Washington DC

Washington DC has the most abundant job postings per capita according to a report by

This is to be expected when the tax parasites in DC do not have to tighten their belts like the rest of the productive private sector.

When is enough, People? At what point will you reach your threshhold and join the many who are advocating a complete divorce from DC? When will you stop turning to the [whichever political party is not in power at the given time] party to request for the whippings to decrease?

Friday, July 10, 2009

"Terrorists" Behead Statue of Liberty Replica

A replica of the Statue of Liberty was stolen from outside a Brooklyn coffee shop and decapitated and a video posted to Youtube.

As Liberty's head is being sawed off in the video, the words, "We don't want your freedom" are flashed on the screen.

But wait, I thought that the "terrorists" hated us because this is what their evil religion teaches them. Could it be that they just don't want to be force-fed democracy and "freedom" at the point of a gun?

I don't advocate the use of non-self defensive violence or aggression by anyone, including (and especially) thugs calling themselves "the government". However, there are other freedom lovers that want to be left alone and DO advocate the use of violence to affect change. I agree with their message but not with their implementation.

One also can't help but view this demonstration as an accurate metaphor of the state of liberty in America: deceased.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Update: Massachusetts Charges $25 to Appeal Traffic Ticket

The "libertarian" news outlet apparently supports the new legislation that requires those who wish to contest a traffic ticket to pay a $25 fee. (see my previous posting)

Reason has completed its journey away from any real liberty minded thought and now walks in step with the rest of the statists. What a laughable and pathetic group.

Ukraine Bans Porn

Those in Ukraine now must pay a fine of about $110 or face a prison sentence of up to 3 years if found with pornography, unless used for medicinal purposes (what?). Despite the fact that this ridiculous legislation wreaks of the work of the morality police, it has little to do with morality but is a revenue production device. When government coffers are depleted, the general population must replenish.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Two Century Old Code Cracked

This article has nothing to do with government intervention but is just a really interesting read. It also involves Thomas Jefferson, whose quote is the inspiration of this site. Enjoy.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day

Today marks the anniversary of the independence of the American colonies from the tyrannical throne of England. As you reflect on the accomplishment of these men and women, keep focused on the future and visualize a new independence from the throne of Washington DC.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Massachusetts Charges $25 to Appeal Traffic Ticket

In an obvious revenue generating racket, drivers in Massachusetts must now pay a $25 bribe in order for the bureaucrats to allow them to plead not guilty to traffic tickets.

“If you're found not at fault, you should be cleared of all of it,” Ms. [Barbie] Holman said. “If that's not the case, then it seems police could be pulling people over for all sorts of things.” (My emphasis added)

And the gold star goes to Ms. Holman.

UPDATE: in support of the new legislation.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fixed Mortgages Will Be Targeted Next

I have previously written about the advantages gained by borrowers in an inflationary environment. The dollars (or any unit of currency) that are paid back to the lender in the future are worth less than the dollars that were originally borrowed.

The DC bureaucrats have proven they have absolutely no regard for private contracts as was most recently seen with the Chrysler bankruptcy when private creditors were the victim of a ruling that “extinguish[ed] the property rights of secured lenders, trampling the most fundamental of creditor rights in disregard of over 100 years of bankruptcy jurisprudence." These creditors had obviously not won favor with the king.

History has shown that the large, well-connected financiers (see: Wall Street) are a perpetual bed partner with the bureaucrats (see: financial bailout) and thus will get preferential treatment when it comes to the enforcing of contracts.

In conclusion, the fixed mortgages that the majority of Americans hold will soon be worth less than the paper on which they are printed.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Shocker: Red Light Cameras Are "About the Money"

Here is a great editorial from the Washington Times dispelling the myth that red light cameras are about safety.

When will the sheeple learn that the government is not the gentle, caring "protector" and "facilitator of justice" that has been propagandized for so long?