Destruction of Liberty

From the book, The 5000 Year Leap Principles of Freedom.

I’m on my second reading of this book, this portion stuck out to me and fits in well considering the nation wide tea parties held yesterday.

21st Principle

Strong local self government is the keystone to preserving human freedom

The centralization of political power always destroys liberty by removing the decision-making function from the people at the local level and transfering it to the officers of the central government.[…]

and they lose the will to solve their own problems. They also cease to be involved in community affairs. […]

[they, the citizens] often degenerate into faceless automatons who have neither a voice nor a vote.

 

 

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Toilet Paper –vs.- Hummers… Which Is Worse For The Environment

Listen dirt eater, it’s bad enough that your propaganda has every other kid in America guilt ridden every time mom drives them to soccer practice.

Now I’m supposing America is going to be filled with kids who are stressed out by the damage they are doing to mother earth every time they drop a deuce in the toilet!

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That super-soft toilet paper you’re fond of using? It’s an ecological disaster, environmentalists say.

Millions of trees are harvested throughout the Americas – including rare old-growth forests in Canada – to sustain the United States’ obsession with quilted, ultra-soft, multi-ply toilet paper, the New York Times reported.

Although toilet paper manufacturers could produce products from recycled materials at a similar cost, the newspaper reported, the fiber taken from standing trees are necessary to help give the tissue its fluffy feel.

“No forest of any kind should be used to make toilet paper,” said Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist and waste expert with the Natural Resource Defense Council told the Times.

The United States is the largest market for toilet paper in the world, the newspaper reported, but tissue from 100 percent recycled fibers makes up less than 2 percent of sales for at-home use among conventional and premium brands. People from other countries throughout Europe and Latin America are far less picky about what they use to wipe.

“This is a product that we use for less than three seconds and the ecological consequences of manufacturing it from trees is enormous,” Hershkowitz told the Guardian newspaper, which cited the chemicals used in pulp manufacturing and process of cutting down forests.

 

Don’t worry granola boy, there is a solution.

Cloth wipes!

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Using cloth toilet wipes actually has many advantages. For one, it’s a lot more comfortable and soft on your most delicate body parts. It’s also more economical, uses less paper, and saves you those late-night trips to the store. And cloth wipes can be used wet without any of the sopping disintegration that regular toilet paper is prone to. For a discussion of the practical aspects of using cloth toilet wipes, please check out our page detailing How to Use Cloth Wipes.

Oh, you nasty, nasty freaks.

 

Denver Tea Party Success

We had a great event today with some great speakers.

I’d estimate the crowd at 200 others are guessing 300.

We had a guestbook but not all persons signed.

At any rate, we may not know the exact number of persons who attended, but we had a great crowd considering this was thrown together very quickly.

Big thanks to Brian T Campbell who organized the event and all those others who assisted him.

Thanks to Jon Caldara of the Independence Institute who went out of his way to join us and speak.

I also meet Dan Murphy of Audit Congress.com who at my invite was kind enough to speak. We hadn’t know he was to be there, he was a great addition.

Please go visit his site and sign the petition for Congressional audits.

The best part of this was post rally.

Everyone didn’t just run off at the end. People gathered in small groups and discussed issues and solutions.

This CANNOT be the last time this type of thing is done.

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1859 – 2009 Denver’s Rocky Mountain News

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The Rocky Mountain News is, at this very moment, printing it’s last edition.

We all know news papers are fading quickly and are becoming increasingly unprofitable. Still, I find this to be a sad day in Denver.

It is as they say, the end of an era.

I admit to not picking up either The Rocky Mountain News or The Denver Post often, and I admit to getting 99% of my news from the internet. Regardless, it is some how discomforting to know that if I did want a Rocky, I won’t be able to get one after tomorrow.

As a side note, were it The Denver Post to have closed it’s doors…

I may have celebrated.

 

The Rocky was founded in 1859 by William Byers, one of the most influential figures in Colorado history. Scripps bought the paper in 1926 and immediately began a newspaper war with The Post. That fight ebbed and flowed over the course of the rest of the 20th century, culminating in penny-a-day subscriptions in the late ’90s.

Perhaps the most critical step for the Rocky occurred in 1942, when then-Editor Jack Foster saved it by adopting the tabloid style it has been known for ever since. Readers loved the change, and circulation took off.

In the past decade, the Rocky has won four Pulitzer Prizes, more than all but a handful of American papers. […]

Today’s announcement comes as metropolitan newspapers and major newspaper companies find themselves reeling, with plummeting advertising revenues and dramatically diminished share prices. Just this week, Hearst, owner of the San Francisco Chronicle, announced that unless it was able to make immediate and steep expense cuts it would put the paper up for sale and possibly close it. Two other papers in JOAs, one in Seattle and the other in Tucson, are facing closure in coming weeks.

 

Ronald Reagan 1964 RNC

An eerily timeless speech.

The more things change, the more they stay the same it seems.

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Obama’s Dangerous OLC Nominee

Dawn Johnsen, law professor at Indiana University is president Obama’s nominee for head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC).

National Review explains just what the OLC is and it’s importance.

OLC, a critically important agency, is the administration’s lawyers’ lawyer. Staffed by graduates of top law schools who are then polished by elite judicial clerkships, it authoritatively interprets the law for the attorney general and, in doing so, drives administration legal policy. OLC’s credibility is derived from its reputation for apolitical, academic discipline — its commitment to informing policymakers of what the law is, rather than what staffers believe the law should be.

 

NR further provides their basic opinion of nominee Johnsen.

Johnsen is, for that reason, a poor fit: She is an ideologue, and an unabashed one.

In a brief filed by Johnsen as legal director for NARAL in Missouri case Webster v. Reproductive Health Services this Obama nominee made the following comparison between slavery and abortion.

Any restriction that makes abortion less accessible is, in her view, tantamount to “involuntary servitude” because it “requires a woman to provide continuous physical service to the fetus in order to further the state’s asserted interest [in the life of the unborn].” In effect, a woman “is constantly aware for nine months that her body is not her own: the state has conscripted her body for its own ends.” Such “forced pregnancy,” she contends, violates the Thirteenth Amendment, which prohibits slavery.

Can we all recall Barack Obama pre-election?

Obama co-sponsored FOCA

Obama criticized the Supreme Court in 2007 for their decision in the Gonzales vs Carhart case in which the Partial Birth Abortion Ban was upheld.

Obama overturned the Mexico City Policy which prohibited NGO’s that received family planning monies from the U.S. Agency for International Development from providing or promoting abortions.

On and on the list goes which demonstrates that Barack Obama is an unapologetically pro-abortion; his nominee for OLC points to the fact that he is in fact radically pro-abortion and intends to remove as many abortion restrictions as possible.

This man wants to close Gitmo and worries about known terrorists possibly being tortured, yet could give a damn about a child in the womb.

Much of your ideology makes me sick Mr. Obama, but your radical stance on abortion is absolutely disgusting.

 

Obama Has Your Wallet

I know the cartoon is dated as Obama is no longer “President elect”, but this is the first time I’ve seen it and I like the truth of it.

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