Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Some Random Thoughts in Quotes

"Since knowledge, thinking, and rational action are properties of the individual, since the 
choice to exercise his rational faculty or not depends on the individual, man’s survival 
requires that those who think be free of the interference of those who don’t. Since men are
neither omniscient nor infallible, they must be free to agree or disagree, to cooperate or to
pursue their own independent course, each according to his own rational judgment. 
Freedom is the fundamental requirement of man’s mind." —Ayn Rand

And this...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Your Lying Eyes

Not the Eagles hit song.

“Who are you gonna believe…me or your lying eyes?”

That’s the punch line to a mildly ribald joke about a poor schlub getting caught flagrante delicto. Since incontrovertible evidence proves Liberty and Freedom are being screwed in plain sight, why the incredulity when the obvious is mentioned? Or, in the case of the Media, why is the assault so  strenuously ignored, denied and defended?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Cold Dead Fingers

Interesting read. Especially the Comments section....

Pull quote---

"How do you know if you are a potential target for immediate elimination once martial law is declared? The short answer is that you cannot be certain. Former NSA agent, the late A.C. Griffith, once stated that we are all assigned a threat matrix score and categorized on the NSA’s ability to track your movements, rate your web surfing habits, track your proximity to other known dissidents through cell phone movement matching and quantitatively and qualitatively monitor your electronic communications. Every one of us has a threat matrix score which is assigned by the NSA."


One observation: Since the No Such  Agency is monitoring everything everywhere all time ("...track your movements, rate your web surfing habits, track your proximity to other known dissidents through cell phone movement matching and quantitatively and qualitatively monitor your electronic communications.") how bright is it to be posting easily traceable ideas, intentions, strategies for SHTF scenarios? Wouldn't anyone with such anti-government Bad Intentions be among the first to take that long bus ride?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Back By Unpopular Demand


And now, in response to a diminishing number of requests, your humble scribbler takes dubious delight in presenting once again…“Pop Quiz: The ‘What If’ Game” **

Ready? Begin…

Part A: (51 points)

Based on irrefutable, empirical data, what if you knew a government agency was spying – really spying - on you? What if that agency had a bottomless budget? What if that agency had at its disposal, technology so advanced it made “state of the art” instantly obsolete? What if that agency, utilizing that technology funded by those infinite dollars could turn on your cell phone, record and store every conversation? What if this agency

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Guest Column - Walter Williams

(Note: I have enjoyed Walter Williams' company at my home and on my shows around the country for 20 years. He and his late wife, Connie, shared some great and fun times. Possibly Walter's greatest talent is making complicated issues "bite size" and easy to comprehend. One of his best examples follows...BW)

Parting Company
Here's a question that I've asked in the past that needs to be revisited. Unless one wishes to obfuscate, it has a simple yes or no answer. If one group of people prefers strong government control and management of people's lives while another group prefers liberty and desires to be left alone, should they be required to enter into conflict with one another and risk bloodshed and loss of life in order to impose their preferences on the other group? Yes or no. My answer is no; they should be able to peaceably part company and go their separate ways.