From Russia With Love

During yesterday’s “Defender Of The Fatherland Day” Parade:

“To be personally delivered to Obama”. (No, I’m not making that up.)

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I wonder how that reset button and increased flexibility are working out for international diplomacy, courtesy of the smartest diplomat ever.

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Former Plunge Protection Team: Governments Impose Prices On Market

Enjoy.

The media sells a line that’s beneficial to the gov’t, at all times. It’s almost like there is some agreement between the corporate-owned media and the corporate-owned gov’t.

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CIA & The US Media Establishment

What you see below is an excerpt from an article written by Carl Bernstein. If his name sounds familiar, it should. It’s that Bernstein… of Woodward & Berstein, and exposing the Nixon “connection” to Watergate. He wrote this article in 1973.

Like MK Ultra & so many other Agency mind control programs, I’m sure they lost interest in the media as an intelligence gathering & propaganda tool – and simply stopped doing it. [insert obvious snarkasm here]

By far the most valuable of these associations, according to CIA officials, have been with the New York Times, CBS and Time Inc.

The CIA’s use of the American news media has been much more extensive than Agency officials have acknowledged publicly or in closed sessions with members of Congress. The general outlines of what happened are indisputable; the specifics are harder to come by. CIA sources hint that a particular journalist was trafficking all over Eastern Europe for the Agency; the journalist says no, he just had lunch with the station chief. CIA sources say flatly that a well‑known ABC correspondent worked for the Agency through 1973; they refuse to identify him. A high‑level CIA official with a prodigious memory says that the New York Times provided cover for about ten CIA operatives between 1950 and 1966; he does not know who they were, or who in the newspaper’s management made the arrangements.

The Agency’s special relationships with the so‑called “majors” in publishing and broadcasting enabled the CIA to post some of its most valuable operatives abroad without exposure for more than two decades. In most instances, Agency files show, officials at the highest levels of the CIA usually director or deputy director) dealt personally with a single designated individual in the top management of the cooperating news organization. The aid furnished often took two forms: providing jobs and credentials “journalistic cover” in Agency parlance) for CIA operatives about to be posted in foreign capitals; and lending the Agency the undercover services of reporters already on staff, including some of the best‑known correspondents in the business.

In the field, journalists were used to help recruit and handle foreigners as agents; to acquire and evaluate information, and to plant false information with officials of foreign governments. Many signed secrecy agreements, pledging never to divulge anything about their dealings with the Agency; some signed employment contracts., some were assigned case officers and treated with. unusual deference.

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a. To discuss the publicity problem with and friendly elite contacts (especially politicians and editors) , pointing out that the [official investigation of the relevant event] made as thorough an investigation as humanly possible, that the charges of the critics are without serious foundation, and that further speculative discussion only plays into the hands of the opposition. Point out also that parts of the conspiracy talk appear to be deliberately generated by … propagandists. Urge them to use their influence to discourage unfounded and irresponsible speculation.

b. To employ propaganda assets to and refute the attacks of the critics. Book reviews and feature articles are particularly appropriate for this purpose. The unclassified attachments to this guidance should provide useful background material for passing to assets. Our ploy should point out, as applicable, that the critics are (I) wedded to theories adopted before the evidence was in, (II) politically interested, (III) financially interested, (IV) hasty and inaccurate in their research, or (V) infatuated with their own theories[…]

4. In private to media discussions not directed at any particular writer, or in attacking publications which may be yet forthcoming, the following arguments should be useful:

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Yup. She’s From California

Non Sequitur Definition:

n. noun
1. An inference or conclusion that does not follow from the premises or evidence.
2. A statement that does not follow logically from what preceded it.

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‘The Science Guy’ Says Jews Just Need To Be Nicer To Their Neighbors

How does ‘Be Nicer’ look to this d*ckhead?

Allow the enemy to take part in Israeli elections? Check.

Allow them the same rights as Jews to hold office in Israel? Check

Care for others regardless of race or ethnicity? Check

Develop medicines and cures that help all mankind? Check

Make concessions to their enemies like ceding the entire Sinai peninsula back to Egypt after capturing it during the six-day war? Check

No. Nye would, it seems, prefer that Jews line up for slaughter without resistance.

Bill Nye, Junk Science Propagandist And Anti-Semite

Bill Nye, Junk Science Propagandist And Anti-Semite

Captured by Newsbusters:

Bill Nye, foppish self-proclaimed Science Guy, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher this past Friday night and demonstrated why he ought to stick with his true vocation as a global-warming bedwetter.

During a panel discussion on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s suggestion that European Jews fearful for their lives should come “home” to Israel, Nye mocked the idea and blamed Jews for not being friendlier to predators who consider it a holy rite to slaughter them…”

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It Looks Like Iran Will Have The Bomb

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The leaders of Iran want a nuclear weapon. As a matter of fact they want a whole arsenal of them. They have been working hard to make it happen. They have defied every move to either slow or stop that development.

Now it looks like the President of the United States has agreed to let them have it.

He has sent Secretary of State John Kerry over to work out a deal with Iran. Kerry is dealing with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister in Switzerland.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) in Geneva, January 14, 2015. (photo credit: AFP/Rick Wilking/Pool)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) in Geneva, January 14, 2015. (photo credit: AFP/Rick Wilking/Pool)

Kerry is out of his depth. Zarif has been bullying him. He has been warned by Iranian leaders to stop screaming at Kerry. Now he has threatened to walk out of the talks.

American commenters have called this action by Kerry, “The Worst Possible Outcome”. They note:

As Walter Russell Mead noted last week, “a process that began with the goal of eliminating Iran’s potential to produce nuclear weapons has evolved into a plan to tolerate and restrict that capability.” It is quite possible that the most important foreign policy legacy of Barack Obama, who began his presidency by winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his nuclear non-proliferation efforts, will be the death of non-proliferation.”

Israel Hayom, representing the interests of the State of Israel, calls Obama and Kerry’s actions as, “An American about face, into the arms of Iran”.

But if this is the way things are, Israel must prepare for a harsh period, at the end of which we will see a changed region, because once the powers that be in the Middle East understand the proportions of the American about face, everything will look different. Among other things, just as Henry Kissinger predicted recently, the important Sunni states (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey) will begin a nuclear arms race because they, unlike the U.S., do not believe in stability predicated upon a Shiite country that with America’s support will become the most influential power in the region.

In the U.S. there is a considerable number of people who understand the scope of trouble such a decision would cause for Israel, the Middle East and eventually, the U.S. as well. They need to be called upon to join the struggle.”

Yep, Kerry, under Obama’s direction, is willing to allow Iran to become a nuclear power. Now, at least we know how the Islamic Armageddon will come about.

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We don’t know the details…

We just seem to instinctively know that the Devil is IN the details.

It really doesn’t matter what they do anymore. They might even propose doing something that makes perfect sense. The problem is that THEY have said a lot of things that were somehow supposed to have made a lot of sense but doesn’t. That’s because it never did.

Somebody stands up and says “Hey, let’s talk about this for a minute” and he gets labeled as… anything other than a virtuous person.

“Free to every American direct from the U.S. Treasury, a Pound of pure Gold made into the shape of a pile of Dog Shit, all you have to do is sign for it”. You know that you aren’t going to sign for solid Gold Dog Shit even if it tests highest in purity. You just aren’t. You know where it’s coming from, you know that it’s Dog Shit and you know that there’s strings attached to that Dog Shit.

Nothing any of them say anymore sounds like it has our best interest at heart. Why? Because it seems to always turn out that the opposite is true.

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Your End of the World Update

What more is to be said about the idiots who are running our Country? Just when I think that nothing else can be said they defy all logic and do something so stupid that you can’t help but talk about it. Thus, no matter that you think that nothing more can be said about these extremely dangerous idiots, they give us something new to talk about.

The latest moronic nonsense that is so incredibly stupid that only we will take it seriously.

Now we know how we will be defeated. It will be by the Enemy within, as was always predicted. All that stuff Giuliani has been saying lately is nothing new to us. It’s just refreshing to hear someone with a national microphone say it, keep saying it and keep providing examples to back his assertions. Even still he is being polite.

We are governed by Enemies of the United States.

That’s the bottom line, stating it accurately.

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Who Doesn’t Want To Be Thanked For Their Service?

Good article.

HUNTER GARTH was in a gunfight for his life — and about to lose.
He and seven other Marines were huddled in a mud hut, their only refuge after they walked into an ambush in Trek Nawa, a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan. Down to his last 15 bullets, one buddy already terribly wounded, Mr. Garth pulled off his helmet, smoked a cheap Afghan cigarette, and “came to terms with what was happening.”

“I’m going to die here with my best friends,” he recalled thinking.

I didn’t know any of this — nor the remarkable story of his survival that day — when I met him two months ago in Colorado while reporting for an article about the marijuana industry, for which Mr. Garth and his company provide security. But I did know he was a vet and so I did what seemed natural: I thanked him for his service.

“No problem,” he said.

It wasn’t true. There was a problem. I could see it from the way he looked down. And I could see it on the faces of some of the other vets who work with Mr. Garth when I thanked them too. What gives, I asked? Who doesn’t want to be thanked for their military service?

I read this and had multiple responses, based on personal experience, both as the one giving thanks and the one being thanked. First, let’s establish that these “thank you” experiences are an uncomfortable exchange for both parties.

When I read the title of this article, I thought the guy (who was thanked), was just being a dick.

When I read the article, I realized that his words on the matter, were the result of being questioned by the reporter. Being a big supporter of speaking one’s mind, I’m glad to have read this.

The topic brings up some interesting thoughts on the matter. Whenever someone tells me “thank you for your service”, I just awkwardly nod and try to brush it aside, quickly changing the subject. After realizing that I felt this way, I quit thanking other vets my age, unless we have established that we share this common bond.

I now tell the older vets (Vietnam, Korea, WWII) “I’m glad you made it home, brother.”

This usually leads to a genuine “thank you” and recognizable appreciation from the recipient. The older guys, I find, really appreciate younger folks who are thankful. So, what gives? Why do the younger vets not want to hear it, but the older ones do? Is there a generational gap, or is today’s war still just too fresh for us?

The article touches on the “why” of the “thank you for your service” crowd, as well. What is their motivation? Are they genuinely wanting to show support for our warriors or just caught up in modern day hero-worship? Is it possible that they are doing so to assuage their guilt for sending others to fight on their behalf? For going on with life without more than a moment’s consideration of the sacrifice made by these men and women?

My oldest friend in the world spent a couple years in the turret of a Humvee, in Baghdad. The entire time he was there, his status on social media remained the same “We are at war. America is not at war. America is at the mall.”

This sentiment, I think, betrays the real reason that these platitudes are so uncomfortable. When you sacrifice and witness others doing the same, while everyone else just goes on with life, it can make a “thank you” – no matter how well intentioned – seem disingenuous.

I’m interested in what you folks have to say on the matter. What are the reasons and are the thoughts of the vets in the article in the wrong?

Whatever your views on the matter, I think the best response is always humility. Don’t read into their thank you, just accept it and move on.

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‘Practicing Mental Health’

That’s a phrase I use sometimes to describe how I make conscious choices to refrain from becoming angry about something. A couple of examples: Let’s say someone cuts me off in a parking lot and zips their car into the space I have been waiting patiently for while the former occupant clips his seat belt, starts his car, and backs out. Some people come unglued and rant at the person who ‘stole’ the space.

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There is nothing to be gained by yelling and getting my blood pressure up. The man or woman who aced me out has already taken possession and I’m just going to have to look elsewhere.

There are a lot of people like the man in the image above who give in to rage. It can ruin their entire day, and, if they insult another rager, it may escalate into violence.

How about a perceived injustice? You may be passed over for an award you might have expected. You can either choose to accept that life is not fair or you can become angry and resentful.

What you choose says a lot about you.

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Neither of the images above shows someone practicing mental health. They both show people who have given in to the sickness that is anger.

There are places for rage – instances where it is the right choice – but those instances are not an every day occurrence. If they are for you, you might want to rethink your anger management.

We see lack of control like this among the young, but lately we have noticed that many never seem to grow out of it. In fact, young people are being taught rage in schools by older teachers who never outgrew instant anger. There is something about rage that makes people need to express it. Who does it most?

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Angry people; people who are proud to be angry and want everyone to know it.

There is also something childish about it, just as there is something adult about practicing anger management. Today we are ruled by the childish ones but there is a possibility that that may be reversing course. The 2014 election was an indication. We shall see. Don’t forget, those angry people are still teaching our kids. They are also populating the bureaucracy.

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Oscars Performance Reaches New Low

Neil Patrick Harris decided to strip down to his BVD’s. I still don’t understand the black shoes and sox.

Showing off: The funnyman looked quite comfortable in the underwear as he introduced the next presenters

Showing off: The funnyman looked quite comfortable in the underwear as he introduced the next presenters

I’d say that it’s no wonder American Sniper didn’t win anything.

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“Homeland Security Cautions Americans Shopping at Malls”

Let’s see. Would you avoid the mall? Or would you try to do what you thought was best to help ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones while there? Mall of America has made the choice for you. They want you to stay away. They don’t allow you to choose the second option.

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At least they are trying to do so. I suspect many of their customers will still choose the second option. It would work with concealed carry. It would not work so well with open carry.

It appears that terrorism has now presented a new threat in the United States, and more specifically, shopping malls.

The Somalian based terrorist group, Al Shabaab, has just released a new video calling for attacks on America’s malls. They even went as far to specifically mention the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.”

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told CNN’s Gloria Borger, “If anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today, they’ve got to be particularly careful. There will be enhanced security there, but public vigilance, public awareness and public caution in situations like this is particularly important, and it’s the environment we’re in, frankly.”

Read more here

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The Speechless Speech Of Barack Obama

Heh. A political speech with the lies removed.

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This kid gets it

He’s not the only one, not by a long shot…

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Sally Kohn: “I’m gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too.”

‘Ah, but it’s not a lifestyle choice’, they say. ‘It’s perfectly natural’, they say. So Sally is going to recruit her ‘Daughter’ into the lesbian lifestyle.

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This is from the Washington Post:

Sally Kohn is an essayist and a CNN political commentator.

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I’m gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too.

Many of my straight friends, even the most liberal, see this logic as warped. It’s one thing for them to admit that they would prefer their kids to be straight, something they’ll only begrudgingly confess. But wanting my daughter to be a lesbian? I might as well say I want her to grow up to be lactose intolerant.”

Sally is confused. She is also a monster. Who would ever treat children this way except self-absorbed monsters? Her friends are right. It is warped.

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The very next thing you are going to want to own

IF you don’t already own one…

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Fundamental Transformation of….

Ameri… err.. Our food system!!! The Government continues to find ways to inject itself into our day to day lives..

Are we really this stupid?

In a new working report the wreck-omendations are coming fast and furious!!

Tax on desserts!!
Tax on Soda!!
Tax on all high sugar items!!
Government mandated obesity counselors at work!
Moving to a plant based diet for all Federal guidelines!
Electronic monitoring of Television watching habits!
Limiting access to High calorie foods!
Limit advertising exposure for food not approved by the State!

But wait!!! There’s MORE!!!
Warning.. rant ahead..
More below the fold…

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“Do You Want To Know Why Your Weapon Isn’t Firing, Private?”

I thought the Sergeant handled it well.

From iOTW

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A Sunday Sermon

Good morning Revoworld. It’s another beautiful day to be alive. We know that what this world needs more of is hope in the face of what we see happening day to day. That’s why the doors of the Revo Chapel are now open. Anyone who cares to may come in at their leisure. Your seat is reserved.

A Ray of Hope – A message by Pastor Herb Reavis of North Jacksonville Baptist Church.

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“From The Halls Of Montezuma To The Shores Of Tripoli…”

That is a line from the Marine Corps Hymn. Today we are going to remember why they mentioned Tripoli. The following is long. Most of it will be below the fold. It’s an accurate history of the war America waged against Islamists during the administration of President Thomas Jefferson.

That was a long time ago but little has changed in the Muslim world. Jefferson defeated their navy with the new US Navy and its Marines. This is a complete history and there are citations here in Wikipedia and here that back it up. Here ya go:

Painter: Dennis Malone Carter - Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard

Painter: Dennis Malone Carter – Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard

Why the Marine Hymn Contains the Verse “To the Shores of Tripoli”

Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago the United States had declared war on Islam and Thomas Jefferson led the charge!

At the height of the eighteenth century, Muslim pirates were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic.

They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant ransoms. Those taken hostage were subjected to barbaric treatment and wrote heart-breaking letters home, begging their government and family members to pay whatever their Mohammedan captors demanded.

These extortionists of the high seas represented the Islamic nations of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers – collectively referred to as the Barbary Coast – and presented a dangerous and unprovoked threat to the new American Republic.

Before the Revolutionary War, U.S. merchant ships had been under the protection of Great Britain. When the U.S. declared its independence and entered into war, the ships of the United States were protected by France. However, once the war was won, America had to protect its own fleets.

Thus, the birth of the U.S. Navy. Beginning in1784, seventeen years before he would become president, Thomas Jefferson became America’s Minister to France. That same year, the U.S. Congress sought to appease its Muslim adversaries by following in the footsteps of European nations who paid bribes to the Barbary States rather than engaging them in war.

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Good Job

Two-handed gun control versus one-handed ‘Gangsta’. That pharmacist has had some training. Probably broke the other pharmacist’s ear drum, though.

From Bearing Arms

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Democrats Admit Their Koch Addiction Cost Them Dearly

Could be. Harry Reid didn’t do much while Senate Majority Leader but he did attack the Koch’s relentlessly. Americans, though, saw through his BS. We also saw that he refused to allow bills to come to the floor for a vote.

But Democrats made more mistakes than just attacking Conservative donors. The outcome of the meeting mentioned below sounds more like excuse making than a desire to actually learn why they lost so big.

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Democratic officials are second-guessing the party’s obsession with attacking the Koch brothers, saying it bears some of the blame for last year’s devastating election losses as the focus on the conservative billionaires diluted a party message already struggling for clarity.

Doubts about the relentless attacks on the Koch brothers surfaced as the Democratic National Committee held its annual meeting Thursday in Washington, where state party officials from across the country mulled what went wrong in 2014.

Led by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrats repeatedly shifted attention during the 2014 election cycle to Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch, who spent more than $100 million supporting conservative candidates through their various political organizations, most notably Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners Action Fund.”

Read the rest at the Washington Times

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“Wah!” Academics Upset That Their Indoctrination Centers Are Being Closed By Republicans

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From the New York Times:

Ideology Seen as Factor in Closings in University of North Carolina System

An advisory panel of the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors has recommended closing three academic centers, including a poverty center and one dedicated to social change, inciting outrage among liberals who believe that conservatives in control of state government are targeting ideological opponents in academia.”

Leftist ideology was behind the establishment of these centers. Now that people other than leftists are in charge it’s going to change. The leftists don’t like it.

Professor Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, has a great observation:

MEH. MOST EVERYTHING ABOUT UNIVERSITIES IS DRIVEN BY IDEOLOGY, SO WHY SHOULDN’T IT BE THE SAME FOR THEIR CRITICS: Ideology Seen as Factor in Closings in University of North Carolina System. “An advisory panel of the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors has recommended closing three academic centers, including a poverty center and one dedicated to social change, inciting outrage among liberals who believe that conservatives in control of state government are targeting ideological opponents in academia.”

Yeah, because ideology had nothing to do with the establishment of those centers in the first place.

Here’s a lesson: Universities are like the trial lawyers. I’m not unsupportive of the trial lawyers, and I think that some reforms are unfair to plaintiffs. But when you align yourself exclusively with one party, and weaponize yourself in that party’s cause, you’re going to pay the price when the other party is in power. That’s the price you pay for whoring yourself out.”

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“DHS Report Warns Of The Real Terror Threat To America: Right-Wingers”

This headline at Fox Nation is deceiving. Intentionally so, I’d say. They even include an image of some nice, patriotic, American ladies:

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But the article isn’t about regular conservative people. It’s about a report from the Department of Homeland Security that deals with the ‘Sovereign Citizen’ movement.

A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists.

The report cites “24 violent sovereign citizen-related attacks across the U.S. since 2010,” or as ISIS calls it, “a slow Tuesday morning.”

According to Wikipedia:

The sovereign citizen movement is a loose grouping of American litigants, commentators, tax protesters and financial-scheme promoters. Self-described sovereign citizens take the position that they are answerable only to their particular interpretation of the common law[1] and are not subject to any statutes or proceedings at the federal, state or municipal levels or that they do not recognize U.S. currency and that they are “free of any legal constraints.”[2][3][4] They especially reject most forms of taxation as illegitimate.[5] Participants in the movement argue this concept in opposition to “federal citizens” who, they say, have unknowingly forfeited their rights by accepting some aspect of federal law.[6]”

Sovereign citizens sound more like anarchists than Conservatives.

They also note that members of the movement have committed violent acts and fraud. Referring to them as ‘Right Wingers’ is incorrect. In this report from CNN Carol Costello does what she can to smear conservatives with the Sovereign Citizen report.

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Friday Night at the Movies – The Monkey Hustle

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Welcome one and all to another glorious Friday Night. This Friday Night marks the beginning of the third weekend of Blaxploitation History Month and by golly I think we are going to actually have a Blaxploitation Film in the house tonight. I was going to boycott Blaxploitation History Month in its entirety this year. Everybody here knows that few people on this Earth enjoy a Blaxploitation Film as much a I do and yet I tell you truly, I just haven’t been feeling it this Year. I’m not trying to make excuses but it’s not my fault that I feel this way. I tried to explain it last week and I think I failed to do it correctly.

I know that I’m not the only person here who had the life sucked out of them in 2014 over Race related issues. I’ve been having the life sucked out of me for many Years over the issue of Race but 2014 was just… special. 2015 hasn’t started out so well for the state of Race Relations in the U.S. either.

Before I go any further I must take the time to point out that we failed to recognize the Birthday of Huey Newton earlier this week. We can more than make up for that oversight by taking up some space here in August with the story of his murder by the Black Gorilla Family. Stories like that make some folks nostalgic about the “Good ole Days”.

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