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Bundy Ranch and State Secession

Prediction & Harolds

Bundy-Protest

Briefly: A friend made the argument that folks showing up with guns at the Bundy Ranch was a good idea, unlike #OWS where people showed up with cardboard, sharpies and their good will.

The observation he put forth was, which group made more progress?

He argued that for the FEDs if anyone ended up dead it would have been a nightmare. If Bundy died he would have been made a martyr, not to mention a lot of really really bad PR for the FEDs – and I say PR because Washington DC is nothing, but a big giant lying get-rich-quick ad campaign commercial. Most thinking people already know this and even the dim now suspect it -

The last thing Obama needs after the Big Insurance Gift of failed Health Care, torture, undeclared wars, droning Americans Citizens (albeit brown people), Benghazi, NSA Spying, NDAA, arming Al Qaeda in Syria, and the on going energy economic mess in the Ukraine, not to mention the endless bank bailouts – still going on – and this low wage bullshit economy is another Waco or Ruby Ridge.

So the BLM retreating was not only the wise thing to do it was a very smart thing to do.

BUT, I’m about to go Casandra on your ass – this, dear reader is in no way the end to the Bundy Ranchgate Bunkerville Standoffish Harassment.

Yeah, militia, Oath Keepers and 2nd Amendment Liberty Minded folk are feelin’ pretty damn good right now – they’ve been basking in the sunny Nevada sun and whooping it up, they are #WINNING!

However, most are bout ready to head on home after this glorious battle against armed and canine protected brown shirt bureaucrats. Woo Hoo!

But a lot of these old world Constitutionalists type protectors aren’t living in what 21st century thinkers would call ‘the modern world,’ or if you’re a Terry Gilliam fan, Brazil.

They don’t understand that the Corporate owned FED is forever, like Wall Street Banks they can wait you out on anything – they control the courts, the money, communication and all the red-tape, not to mention if needs be all the guns and weapons they have at their disposal.

In short, Bundy will lose in the end. The Fed will wait for him to die, meanwhile running up his fees and penalties. They will put a lean on his property; if they haven’t already, so he can’t sell unless he or someone else evens up his accounts with the government – Death And Taxes.

It get’s even sadder.

When he dies the FED, through the courts and IRS, will claim it all at the reading of his will and saddle his wife with the rest – she’ll lose everything and then some.

In this modern world there’s no hiding any digit – the best he could do is take what cash he has, buy some gold and silver and bury it somewhere no one would know except his wife. Yet, in this modern world she’d still have a hard time spending any of it, for the banks can easily monitor her buying habits and for everything else, there’s the NSA. Even if the guy took any treasure and socked it away for his grand kids – well… you’re not going to believe this.

So the militias left too soon, but they couldn’t help it, they have families to feed as well. You know it, I know it, and the government knows it.

So what’s the next step?

How many of these kinds of encroachments will Liberty Minded Folk keep dropping their lives for in order to defend the just over the unjust, until it becomes as feckless as #OWS?

There’s only one way out, and the Liberty Minded Folk may like the sound of this word; if it hasn’t been brewing since they became Liberty Minded – they will do what their forefather’s did, SECEDE from the “Empyre.”

Think about it: If Ron Paul ran for Governor of New Hampshire (pop 1.3M) the transformation of that state would be phenomenal. What if Ralph Nader, Chris Hedges, or heck, even Michael Moore ran for Governor of Vermont (pop 600k). The city of Chicago has twice that population combined. Thinking people from all over the country would flock to those states if only they had moral and just leadership.

But, time is ticking, they need to start organizing and get moving now.

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Was Jerry Rubin a Libertarian?

Are Libertarians the New Hippies?

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is that all there is?


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blow your mind

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be the change, k?
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11 January 2014

On January 11, 2013 the US Department of Justice drove Aaron Hillel Swartz to his death.

never forget!

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147 previously unreleased pages related to the Secret Service investigation of Aaron Swartz

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whistleblowers held captive or dead
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awaken the power

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Lifting the Veil

If there is just one documentary you watch this year this is the one


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Hope, from now on, will look like this.

Hope will not come in trusting in the ultimate goodness of Barack Obama, who, like Herod of old, sold out his people. It will not be realized by chanting packaged campaign slogans or attempting to influence the democratic party. It will not come through our bankrupt liberal institutions– from the press, to the withered stump that is the labor movement.

Hope will only come now when we physically defy the violence of the state. All who resist, all who are here today, keep hope alive. All who succumb to fear, despair and apathy become an enemy of hope. They become, in their passivity, agents of injustice.

It is not having a positive attitude or pretending that happy thoughts and false optimism will make the world better. Hope is not about chanting packaged campaign slogans or trusting in the better nature of the Democratic Party. Hope does not mean that our protests will suddenly awaken the dead consciences, the atrophied souls, of the plutocrats running Halliburton, Goldman Sachs, ExxonMobil or the government.

If the enemies of hope are finally victorious in this nation, the poison of violence will become not only the language of power but the language of opposition. And those who resist with nonviolence are the last thin line of defense between a civil society and its disintegration.

Hope has a cost. Hope is not comfortable or easy. Hope requires personal risk. It is not about the right attitude. Hope is not about peace of mind. Hope is action. Hope is doing something. The more futile, the more useless, the more irrelevant and incomprehensible an act of rebellion is, the vaster and more potent hope becomes.

Hope never makes sense. Hope is weak, unorganized and absurd. Hope, which is always nonviolent, exposes in its powerlessness, the lies, fraud and coercion employed by the state. Hope knows that an injustice visited on our neighbor is an injustice visited on all of us. Hope posits that people are drawn to the good by the good. This is the secret of hope’s power. Hope demands for others what we demand for ourselves. Hope does not separate us from them. Hope sees in our enemy our own face.

Hope is not for the practical and the sophisticated, the cynics and the complacent, the defeated and the fearful. Hope is what the corporate state which saturates our airwaves with lies seeks to obliterate. Hope is what this corporate state is determined to crush. Be afraid, they tell us. Surrender your liberties to us so we can make the world safe from terror. Don’t resist. Embrace the alienation of our cheerful conformity. Buy our products. Without them you are worthless. Become our brands. Do not look up from your electronic hallucinations. No. Above all do not think. Obey.

The powerful do not understand hope. Hope is not part of their vocabulary. They speak in the cold, dead words of national security, global markets, electoral strategy, staying on message, image and money. The powerful protect their own. They divide the world into the damned and the blessed, the patriots and the enemy, the privileged and the weak. They insist that extinguishing lives in foreign wars or in our prison complexes is a form of human progress.

They cannot see that the suffering of a child in Kandehar or a child in the blighted urban pocket of our nation’s capitol diminishes and impoverishes us all. They are deaf, dumb and blind to hope. Those addicted to power, enthralled by self-exaltation, cannot decipher the words of hope any more than most of us can decipher hieroglyphics.

Hope to Wall Street bankers and politicians, to the masters of war and commerce, is not practical. It is gibberish. It means nothing. And this is because they kneel before the idols of greed and money.

If we resist and carry out acts, no matter how small, of open defiance, hope will not be extinguished. If all we accomplish today is to assure a grieving mother in Baghdad or Afghanistan, a young man or woman crippled physically and emotionally by the hammer blows of war, that he or she is not alone, our act will be successful. But hope cannot be sustained if it cannot be seen.

Any act of rebellion, any physical defiance of those who make war, of those who perpetuate corporate greed and are responsible for state crimes, anything that seeks to draw the good to the good, nourishes our souls and holds out the possibility that we can touch and transform the souls of others. Hope affirms that which we must affirm. And every act that imparts hope is a victory in itself. -Christopher Lynn Hedges

Defenseless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet, dotted everywhere,
Ironic points of light
Flash out wherever the Just
Exchange their messages:
May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust,
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair,
Show an affirming flame.

-W. H. Auden
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It’s not too late


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Sam Keen – The Art of Enemy Making
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The Man Who Exposed The NSA

Listen Up People!

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Daniel Ellsberg “I Think They Have Everything And That Is The Recipe For A TYRANNY In This Country!”

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The TRUTH About Whistleblowers Edward Snowden And Bradley Manning – MOC #241
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Glenn Greenwald on How NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Helped Expose a “Massive Surveillance Apparatus”
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Former CIA Analyst: Snowden Did The Right Thing
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I Am Worried. You Should Be Too.
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Proof That American Voters Are Hypocrites Whose Views Flip-Flop When Their Party Is In The White House

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Glenn Greenwald drives over brainwashed Stockholm Syndrome drugged induced Mika Brzezinski then backs the car up and gets the job done – TRUTH WINS!

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Is Edward Snowden a Hero?

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NSA revelations only ‘the tip of the iceberg,’ says Dem lawmaker
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Leaks Are Vital For Democracy and the NSA Revelations Are the Quintessential Example Why
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The Snowden Principle

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“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.” – Adam Smith, Father of Modern Economics

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Glenn Greenwald: As Obama Makes “False” Spy Claims, Snowden Risks Life to Spark NSA Debate
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“The moral order is inverted. The criminal class is in power. We are the prey.”  -Christopher Hedges
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“I’m neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American.”  -Edward Snowden
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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R Buckminster Fuller

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Naked Citizens

Kafka, meet Orwell: peek behind the scenes of the modern surveillance state

“I woke up to pounding on my door”, says Andrej Holm, a sociologist from the Humboldt University. In what felt like a scene from a movie, he was taken from his Berlin home by armed men after a systematic monitoring of his academic research deemed him the probable leader of a militant group. After 30 days in solitary confinement, he was released without charges. Across Western Europe and the USA, surveillance of civilians has become a major business. With one camera for every 14 people in London and drones being used by police to track individuals, the threat of living in a Big Brother state is becoming a reality. At an annual conference of hackers, keynote speaker Jacob Appelbaum asserts, “to be free of suspicion is the most important right to be truly free”. But with most people having a limited understanding of this world of cyber surveillance and how to protect ourselves, are our basic freedoms already being lost?
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Troll For Truth!

release your inner troll…

Who said revolutions can’t be fun?
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Hey, bro where’d your backpack go?!

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Dzhorkar still has his – (far left center white hat and backpack)
Boston Marathon Explosions
in tonight’s 60min if you look carefully at this photo, which they use, 60min Photoshopped the backpack out. Research this yourself – Compare the two, you can see the difference, you can see the fade/ghost in their photo and they show the photo very fast so all you take in is what they tell you. (Photoshopped)

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We Are Change In Boston
“it doesn’t fit together”

The Boston Lock Down – just like prison and TV

lockdown -n. the confining of prisoners to their cells, as following a riot or other disturbance.
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WAIT, what?
Maret Tsarnaeva

What the hell is going on?!
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We Give Up!
We Didn’t Do It!

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SAY WHAT!?
saywhat!
Top: Boston – Bottom: Sandy Hook
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Support Justice

Henry David Thoreau – Civil Disobedience
Read by: Gordon Mackenzie

Everyone who cherishes freedom should listen or read this at least once in their life.

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rolling jubilee

A bailout of the people by the people.

We buy debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, we abolish it. We cannot buy specific individuals’ debt – instead, we help liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective refusal.

The Jubilee begins November 15
with “The People’s Bailout,” a variety show and telethon in NYC.

All proceeds will go directly to buying people’s debt and cancelling it.
Want to donate while we’re still setting up?

Confused? Find out more about the Jubilee.

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Rolling Jubilee is a project of Strike Debt

Tell these celebrities to support the People’s Bailout
Louis C.K.@louisck
John Cusack @johncusack
Mia Farrow @MiaFarrow
Yoko Ono @yokoono
Roseanne Barr @TheRealRoseanne
Harry Shearer @theharryshearer
Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald
Lawrence O’Donnell @Lawrence
Rachael Maddow @Maddow
Arianna Huffington @ariannahuff
Ralph Nader @ralph_nader
MaxKeiser @maxkeiser
Peter Joseph @ZeitgeistMovie
Oprah@Oprah
Ellen DeGeneres@TheEllenShow
Dalai Lama@DalaiLama
Wyclef Jean@Wyclef
Suze Orman@SuzeOrmanShow
Bruce Springsteen@Springsteen
The Roots@TheRoots
Michael Moore @mmflint
Bill Maher @billmaher
Ron Paul @ronpaulcom

Don’t want to target a celebrity?
Tweet to your followers:
Let’s #BailoutThePeople, @StrikeDebt is buying ppl’s debt for pennies on the $ and erasing it
We can’t vote for a #PeoplesBailout.

We must make it ourselves. @StrikeDebt & #BailoutThePeople 4 years ago the banks got bailed out. Now it’s time to @StrikeDebt #BailoutThePeople

In debt? You are not a loan, and you are not alone. On #N15 #BailoutThePeople not the banks.

We are the bailout we’ve been waiting for. #RollingJubilee #BailoutThePeople @StrikeDebt

Mutual aid is relieving a total stranger’s debt burden. #RollingJubilee #BailoutThePeople @StrikeDebt

After #Sandy the spirit of #Occupy’s #MutualAid continues as we #BailoutThePeople #N15
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President Obama

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ENOUGH!

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Obama Administration’s Drone Death Figures Don’t Add Up
Over 160 children reported among drone deaths
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Drones ‘terrorizing’ Pakistani civilians
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President Obama’s a ‘war criminal’
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The Wall Street Disease

The Immediate Problem

One change we will have to make is the classification of a new, but old mental disorder that has spread within the banking community on Wall Street and now around the world. It is called excessive greed, it is a disease.

This disease stems from what once was recognized in scientific circles as extreme antipathy and falls under the modern category of a compulsion – like an addiction to gambling, or the urge to pull out one’s own hair – this disease effects people differently, it is either external or internal.

We all suffer from this condition to some extent, but like heavy drinking or jumping off a cliff most of us have our stop measures intact; we know when to quit.

Some people don’t. It’s apparent that the smartest guys on Wall Street don’t know when to stop and they have proven this time and time again.

However, I believe the condition “excessive greed” is too common a term as a description for such a devastating disease – I suggest, acute gula avaritia – (extreme gluttony and avarice) and further, rank the extent of this compulsion by degrees.

Of course, many compulsion are often accompanied by other maladies, if you suffer from acute gula avaritia you are most likely to also suffer from superbia – a.k.a. hubris – the common and most popular term for this malady is known as bullying.
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Again, this compulsion also ranks in matters of degrees. In extreme cases a person suffering from a combination of these two compulsions will go to excessive measures to hide their disease – they become very secretive and will go to great lengths to cover their tracks. Of course, this mask or behavior only deceives those who do not understand the signs of the disease, and there are those who clearly see the symptoms, but do not know what the disease is called.

However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel – there is a cure and it is simple and very cost effective; although it may take years or a life time, like any addiction, for the patient to overcome or control acute ire gula avaritia. This treatment or practice the consumed must adhere to is called, empatheia a.k.a. empathy.

When more science blogs and psychologist focus their writings on this diseases, when they publish, with fanfare, the conclusive data we have so far, when every day people learn the language and are educated enough to recognize and spot a loved one who suffers from this malady we could have acute ire gula avaritia under control in no time.

Catch it now, before it becomes an epidemic.

Some well know and highly respected victims of this devastating disease

In the meantime, and in keeping with the simplicity popular culture demands (that’s another topic) I find that it is best to call this malady in a recognizable term that people throughout the world will understand, The Wall Street Disease.
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