Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Humpday Humor: Orwellian Speak

There is a long history of Orwellian speak during times of war.  Joe Rogan explains the manipulation of language goes all the way back to Genghis Khan...

Listen to the full podcast with Abby Martin here.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

THE Swiss Model

Switzerland is a country of 8,000,000 people.  The Swiss people are surrounded by Germany, France, Italy and Austria.  Think about the history of these governments.  Think about how many major violent conflicts they have been involved in.

But when was the last time Switzerland was involved in an armed conflict?


Why didn't the National Socialist led German government invade them during World War II?  Probably because Hitler was afraid that widespread gun ownership by the Swiss people would cause the defeat of his army.  It is estimated that there 4 million firearms in the homes of the Swiss people.  Any authoritarian regime is frightened by this notion of a well regulated militia.  

OK, so these guns provide the Swiss people with a strong self-defense system but do they cause high murder rates?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Humpday Humor: How To Solve Unemployment

An American Farmer's 
World War II Draft Card

What is a politician to do about high rates of unemployment???  Conscription!

Thomas Sowell explains how to solve unemployment...

*clip from the Hoover Institution

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Unpopular 15% Social Security Tax

There are obvious reasons for young people to oppose the social security tax.  #1 in line is that the U.S. Treasury spends your tax payments on projects other than social security.

Not one dollar of your S.S. taxes are saved for you in any way, shape or form.

Harry Browne explains there is also reason for retirees to feel uncertain about collecting future social security taxes....

To find out more about where your social security taxes have gone check out "The Largest Lender to the U.S. May Surprise You".

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Humpday Humor: Beer is a Drug

It turns out that drugs are already legal.  Some of them at least.

The late, great Bill Hicks explains more to CNN in 1991...

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Twitter Misunderstands Rights and Privileges

The people who run Twitter are asking for permission to exercise their right to free speech.

This all stems from government spying programs targeting users of the social media platform.  In response Twitter wants to inform the public of the extent of the dragnet on their website.

Unfortunately the lawyers at Twitter are displaying a misunderstanding of "rights" and "privileges".  This is peculiar because humans don't need permission to exercise rights, especially those laid out in the Bill of Rights.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Link to AP story