“The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” —Thomas Jefferson
“We should distinguish at this point between ‘government’ and ‘state’ … A government is the consensual organization by which we adjudicate disputes, defend our rights, and provide for certain common needs … A state on the other hand, is a coercive organization asserting or enjoying a monopoly over the use of physical force in some geographic area and exercising power over its subjects.” – David Boaz
Buck Ofama. MLK’s worse nightmare!!
“There are, in increasingly frightening numbers, cells of angry men in the United States preparing for combat with the U.S. government. They are usually heavily armed, blinded by an intractable hatred, often motivated by religious zeal. They’re not jihadists. They are white, right-wing Americans, nearly all with an obsessive attachment to guns, who may represent a greater danger to the lives of American civilians than international terrorists. … What can be done to reverse this tide of belligerent ignorance? Not much. The typical patriot acts within his free-speech and 2nd Amendment rights, and in fact most patriot activity consists of venting steam by meeting with like-minded Neanderthals and firing off blog posts threatening civil war.” —Los Angeles Times editorial
What the hell is a ‘Ratter’?
Hackers are using software called remote administration tools (RATs) to infect computers, steal intimate photos, watch people through their webcams and listen to conversations. These hackers are called ratters, and they share their techniques and the photos and information they steal from computers with other ratters in online forums. More »
Say what? A ‘taster”? Gimme a break!!
The Department of Homeland Security is purchasing billions of rounds of hollow-point ammo that has been banned under international law for use in war. The sheer volume of ammunition would have fed the flames of the Iraq war for decades, even at the height of fighting. These sort of DHS purchases have been going on for more than a year, and now the DHS is adding used armored personnel carriers to its arsenal. Platitudes aside, the Administration has not been forthcoming with an explanation about what it’s up to.
Patrick Henry warned his fellow colonists, “Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other.”