…and that was it.

I thought these get-togethers with friends would be regular. But almost everyone vanished.

Maybe I should do a blog quiz, haven’t done them in ages.


Your Handwriting Says You Are Somewhat Traditional

You are sometimes a very energetic person, but you are sometimes quite lethargic. You’re moody, prone to ups and downs, and you don’t have a lot of endurance.

You are reserved and not very outgoing. You are deeply thoughtful and introspective. You have a lot of control over your actions and emotions.

You are balanced and grounded. You know how to get along well with others.

You need a lot of space in your life, and it’s easy for you to feel stifled. You avoid commitment and responsibility whenever you can.

You are somewhat traditional, but you are also open to change. You listen to your head and your heart.

You are a poor communicator. No one really knows exactly what you’re getting at.

 

 

People Envy Your Compassion

You have a kind heart and an unusual empathy for all living creatures. You tend to absorb others’ happiness and pain.
People envy your compassion, and more importantly, the connections it helps you build. And compassionate as you are, you feel for them.

The American Government Is Like An Abusive Husband

Note: This column is based on a column published on LibertyColumns.com on March 26, 2013 as “Obama: America’s Abusive Husband & Father”. In light of recent events, I will post a revised 2016 version which is not Obama specific.

Over the past several years, we have seen the American government behave in a way which, to those who believe in freedom, resembles mental illness, most often with regards to the right to privacy.

Indeed this is true. America has become like an abusive husband/father controlling a broken home.

The abuser must assert his dominance. Neocons accomplish this quite effectively by promoting eternal war for pro-business safe-spaces and “free” trade agreements which negotiate against a market freed of regulations.

The abuser is controlling of his family. He needs to be involved when his wife and children are traveling. The TSA provides a great example of this, with nude airport scanners and invasive “searching” of children under the TSA. We can also see this sort of thing in the private sphere with smart TVs, the “Internet of Things”, and the XBox Kinect.

The abuser must know who your friends and contacts are, what Web sites you visit, how you spend your money, and he must have the ability to isolate you from the public. We can see this in the government’s policies regarding the Internet, such as Obama’s attempts with SOPA/PIPA and his shutting down of domain names, “cyberterrorism” treated as an attack requiring war, the Internet Kill Switch, and the “fair” Internet sales tax which has so far failed to pass.

The abuser exploits poverty to keep the victims in his broken home. We can see this in the Copyright Alert System now in force by the major ISPs, in which only those who cannot afford to go to court against the RIAA/MPAA (residential customers) are victims of the various ISP-inflicted “punishments”.

The abuser pays close attention to his family’s behavior. He is always watching you, as the government does with domestic drones. You can find this in the NSA scandals, as often abusive husbands install keyloggers on childrens’ cell phones and monitor their wives’ browsing habits.

The abuser has no sympathy for the weak. “Suspicious persons” include Constitutionalists who believe in individual rights, as well as environmentalists and animal rights activists on the Left. All of these movements aim to fight for the weak and disadvantaged.

The abuser feels no guilt in cheating on his spouse. Homeland Security’s guidelines for suspicious persons include supporters of Judeo-Christian family values, those who oppose abortion, euthanasia, and alternative family structures.

Through violence, the abuser controls how healthy you are, as with Obamacare and the national mandate.

The abuser earns support from those who encourage the family to stay in the situation, including from other abusers, as well as pro-family people who are unaware of the abuse, such as local pastors. This can be seen as a Republican Congress pretends to oppose Obama while passing the laws he wants (or vice versa). Neocons such as John McCain have consistently supported Obama’s policies, asserting their belief that America is Obama’s battlefield, supporting drones on American soil, and promoting an Internet sales tax and biometric identification. The NDAA, supported by Obama and McCain, has given the President complete control over your fate. The abuser asserts this same control over members of his family.

The abuser has his enablers. This includes misled voters, the Mainstream Media’s propaganda, as well as the Occupy Wall Street movement, promoting Obama despite fighting his unjust pro-Wall-Street policies. And despite preaching loudly against other issues, such as abortion, Obamacare, and its mandate, Republicans ultimately pass the exact same laws.

Abuse of Americans and their freedoms have been rampant under the past three administrations, and it only gets worse. We must stop becoming desensitized enablers of Washington’s abuse, or we will continue to have abusive politicians, until the abuse to America ends in death.

Cloudflare is my personal bitch.

They make my life a living hell when I use Tor. I think I’m going to phase out Cloudflare-based sites from the Web buttons, and find a replacement for the Bible quotes widget (The widget is from BibleGateway, who does not use Cloudflare. BibleStudyTools does).

UPDATE: Unfortunately I cannot remove Cloudflare sites completely as Creative Commons uses it.

The following sites have been removed from the blogroll:

  • Campaign for Liberty
  • Libertarianism.org

The following Web buttons have been removed:

  • Blogarama (danq.co is still in the directory)

The following Web buttons cannot be removed for legal reasons:

  • Creative Commons

The TPP and the War on Terror: End of the First Amendment

Much has been said about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a disturbing trade agreement which has been negotiated in secrecy from Bush II through Obama. Civil liberties groups such as the EFF, and even Congress itself, have been fighting to get in on this, but only leaked portions of the TPP are available. Most recently Wikileaks got the portions dealing with copyright law, the Internet, and drug patents.

While these anti-technology, pro-Dark-Ages provisions are dreadfully disturbing, there is an even more frightening aspect of the TPP which most are ignoring – the arbitration system. Corporations can not only use this system to “sue” each other, but can “sue” governments themselves, including on the grounds that trade is threatened in that country in some way. Any government who uses their laws, politicians, judges, and constitutions in defiance of the arbitration system can be fined and penalized with trade sanctions.

The UN disarmament treaty, in addition to civilian gun elimination, equalizes all nations’ militaries, crippling America’s military resources and improving Iran’s. When the UN disarmament treaty coexists with the TPP, all nations become equal and weak.

America is dependent on the international flow of oil. Without oil, there is no America. OPEC nations, most of which are terrorist sharia states or otherwise have a large Muslim influence, will be able to use the TPP to destroy the First Amendment.

Terrorist attacks and assassinations frequently occur after people insult Muslims or honestly portray Muhammad and the Quran. The Muhammad cartoons in Denmark, Geert Wilders’ movie Fitna, Theo Van Gogh’s movie Submission, the attempts to show and re-air images of Muhammad in South Park, and the subsequent Everybody Draw Muhammad Day campaign on Facebook, have all resulted in threats, injuries, murders, assasinations, and terrorist attacks, all committed by Muslims who want to destroy secular democratic republics and force their governments of dismemberment, castration, beheading, and stoning, on Israel and on all the world.

The TPP makes this brutality ever more possible. When an individual, company, or religious group living under a secular democratic republic exercises their rights to freedom of religion, speech, and the press in a way that offends Muslims, there will be assassinations, bombing of oil wells and oil fields, destruction of military equipment, and more.

These resources are owned by multinational corporations, who are loyal to no flag. Resources may be crucial to another government, as Iranian oil is to Russia. Those who speak the truth about Islam and the Quran, and their government, will be taken to the TPP’s tribunal. All of these people will be liable for the terrorists’ destruction of the resources, and will pay severely with their wallets, freedoms, and perhaps even their lives. In other words, if you criticize Islam, you will be a terrorist.

When discussing, debating, and analyzing part or all of the TPP, we need to go deeper into the consequences of surrendering America. So long as this arbitration system is left in place, all other provisions are irrelevant. With the TPP, there is absolutely no way to know what’s in it, whether we pass it or not.

Note: I wrote this column for my previous blog, LibertyColumns.com. It was first published on December 27, 2013. As the TPP has reached a finalized form and has been signed, it is important to reprint the column under my current blog.

Gun Confiscation, Sterilized Seeds & More: The Dangers of a Constitutional Convention

For many years, conservatives have been pushing for a Constitutional Convention as a means of implementing the limited government we so desperately need in America now.

Constitutional Conventions are extremely dangerous. We will witness an America under neocon national socialism and unimaginable tyranny, possibly even worse than the hybrid-communism of China.

The original American government, the Articles of Confederation, was extremely limited in nature. Most notably, there was no room for a centralized American currency system. It was for this reason that the wealthy Federalists pushed for the Constitution, which dictated to the states what they could not do (including coining their own money and signing treaties). Many states were reluctant to join our Federalist America, and it was for this reason that these states had to be bribed by adding ten amendments (out of the twelve they requested) to it. As soon as the Constitution was ratified, the national bank was one of the first items on the agenda. Literal interpretation of the document may lead to a much more limited government than the “living Constitution” of today, but the Constitution is loaded with protectionism and is one of the banking industry’s greatest scams.

200+ years later, the wealthy elites have new agendas. New ideologies have developed since the late 1700s, most notably communism and fascism. Technology has improved as well, with stronger armies and stronger weapons. While medieval/royal interests remained during the ratification of the Constitution (represented in America by Hamilton), authorities could not instantly kill Wycliffe, Luther, and Voltaire with the click of a mouse.

If a Constitutional Convention was to take place, here are some of the nightmares we will have under a neocon America:

  1. No guns at all. The United Nations, through their Office for Disarmament Affairs, has long pushed for the elimination of all weapons from citizens, most recently through their “arms treaty” which Obama has signed and frequently attempts to ratify.
  2. Severely weakened American military, or no American military at all. This same UN arms treaty is pushing to equalize all nations’ military resources. Iran will have more military strength, and America will have less. There will also be room for foreign troops and foreign military drones. In the famous Kelo v. City of New London case, the Supreme Court declared eminent domain could be used to transfer property to private corporations – with this type of America, you can count on soldiers being indefinitely quartered in your home without a Third Amendment to stop it.
  3. Extremely crippled and financially inaccessible justice system. In America now, we have situations where industry is completely legally immune from anything they do, most notably natural gas fracking. Government agencies like the EPA, USDA, and FDA allow for preservatives, pesticides, and GMO foods, and restricting or penalizing speaking out against them – this is near-pure legal immunity for Big Pharma and Big Agribusiness as well. Malpractice reform, patent reform – you name it. Leaked drafts from the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty negotiations, carried out by Bush II, Obama, and special interests, is being criticized for its effect on copyright laws. However, it does much more – there will be an international tribunal for all corporations, and if any government attempts to subvert this tribunal, “any” including the United States, it will be hit with trade sanctions.
  4. Centralized education system. The words “education”, “school”, “student”, “learn”, and “teach” are not found anywhere in the US Constitution. After a Constitutional Convention, they will be.
  5. No “hate speech”. This includes anti-federal-government speech, which has already been defined as terrorism. Criticism of Islam, the Koran, or Muhammad will be criminalized.
  6. Sterilized seeds and national seed registries. Only government-approved and sterilized seeds will be allowed in America. This is true of post-Saddam Iraq due to the neocon Paul Bremer, and no doubt will be in a post-Constitutional-Convention neocon national socialist America.

Many are noting that their state is on the side of limited government. During a Constitutional Convention, they will not be. Just look at Occupy Wall Street Republicans like John Boehner, who promised a Tea Party version of the 1994 Republican Revolution, and immediately began firing fiscal conservatives from committees. During the recent government shutdown, Obama, Boehner, and only the Republicans Boehner approved held a secret meeting which led to funding Obamacare. Repeal of Obamacare will now be a recurring unfulfilled campaign promise.

It is no surprise that proven pseudocons like Mark Levin are writing books pushing for a Constitutional Convention.

A Constitutional Convention will destroy American liberty, create a Western China, give written powers to international agencies, and allow for regulation of everything imaginable. Do not fall into the neocon trap because other conservatives and libertarians think they can make America more free. For all you know, they are planning the opposite.

Note: I wrote this column for my previous blog, LibertyColumns.com. It was first published on October 19, 2013. The TPP has since been signed, but not yet ratified. Also, I am aware that Mark Levin and others are pushing for an “Article V Convention” (a.k.a. “Convention of States”) which would supposedly keep the existing Constitution and its Amendments intact. This is equally dangerous, and the dangers mentioned in this column are applicable to an Article V Convention as well.

Obama and Cruz are part of a plan to desensitize us to direct rule by foreign corporations.

Obama born to foreign-born parents, Cruz foreign-born himself, next we have a Chinese citizen co-founder of a Chinese company as President. Who knows, perhaps President Former OPEC Leader will be caught laundering money to terrorist groups? Further evidence of my conspiracy theory is provided by the TPP, which integrates all countries into an arbitration system which penalizes countries unfriendly to business.

But given our politicians ignoring the law (e.g. Marketplace Fairness Act in defiance of the Supreme Court) or stretching the law (prosecution of the late activist Aaron Swartz based on the AG’s opinion about violating copyright even though the owners gave their approval) to benefit themselves or their donors, we can continue to see foreign and transnational corporations put forth candidates of their own rather than buying people here.

And if you take it to the Supreme Court, they can easily rule that “natural born” only applies to monarchies and Catholic clergy, as that’s what the Founders were concerned with when they wrote the Constitution.

You would think Republicans would be against this, especially after the past 15 years. But unfortunately the patriotism of Republicans totally ruin their cause and they go from one “strong leader” to another, rather than wanting to lead their own lives and the lives of their families and friends, preferring the evil of being “led” by Big Government and Big Business instead.