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I've voted for the Libertarians the last 10 elections for President. I do not believe in the Republinuts or the Democraps, or, the big media that supports them.

Because of the above - my views, IMO, are the real independent; THE `Eagle' views, and not the `centrist' `independent' views of those that alternate between the Jackass and the Elephant.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Chronic Art: Dude Makes Amazing Mosaics From Roach Papers

OMG. Truly amazing art in every respect. A must see link -- http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2009/12/chronic_art_dude_makes_amazing_mosaics_from_roach.php and also this - http://www.chronic-art.com/index.php/gallery - top of the line.

Anti-immigration efforts equal pro-survival mandate for American civilization - http://neighbors.denverpost.com/blog.php/2009/12/22/anti-immigration-efforts-equal-pro-survival-mandate-for-american-civilization/ Wow. One heavy article alright. Get some facts. Real Heavy Politics for sure.

Gourmet US eatery cooking with marijuana - http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breaking-news/offbeat/eatery-puts-the-pot-into-cooking-14613632.html The times - they are a changin..... in spots.

http://i.imgur.com/wYz48.jpg Pot Vending Machine (picture)

Today's Fun Link - The Vagina Lady

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ron Paul - Best source of ethanol is HEMP !

Hemp is the side of marijuana the politicians REALLY don't want to talk about. As much as ending the pot laws would affect lawyers and such - ending the hemp laws would bring all sorts of competition to industries not much interested in competition. http://ronpaul1.blogspot.com/2009/12/ron-paul-best-source-of-ethanol-is-hemp.html HEMP=REAL HEAVY POLITICS.

Why's Everyone So Pissed Off at NORML? - http://www.celebstoner.com/200912103351/blogs/steve-bloom/whys-everyone-so-pissed-off-at-norml.html You pissed at NORML too? --------- Good read of the issues.

Michele Bachmann: Welfare Queen - http://www.truthdig.com/report/print/michelle_bachman_welfare_queen_20091221/ If politicians talking out of one side of their ass and eating with the other bothers you - read this.

Los Angeles sees sharp rise in red-light camera revenue - http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-red-light24-2009dec24,0,2706485.story ALL public revenue cameras represent the sacrifice of public safety for political spending. Sick.

McGinn on marijuana: Legalize it - http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/archives/188734.asp Seattle's mayor calls for pot legalization.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Wave Of Strikes Sweeps Greece

Seems the folks of Greece have FINALLY had enough of their bloated government at nearly all levels - this is the kind of citizen revolt you don't hear much around here in our puppy dog media. http://libcom.org/news/wave-strikes-sweeps-greece-17122009 REAL HEAVY POLITICS.

http://ohhburn.com/2009/12/14/breaking-legalization-of-marijuana-will-be-on-cas-2010-ballot/ I know I ran a similar link yesterday concerning the move to legalize pot in California via the 2010 ballot. So what. Real Heavy Politics.

Great News From Congress! - http://copssaylegalize.blogspot.com/2009/12/great-news-from-congress.html Timid little baby steps from our near worthless politicians. RHP.

And, today's fun link - How about a trip into the past - say 1923ish - for the Christmas Play. http://www.shorpy.com/node/7301?size=_original

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Nullification at Work: California to Legalize Marijuana?

We may well be nearing the OMG moment about marijuana - it appears that California will have full legalization on the 2010 ballot. AND, polls indicate it may very well pass. Make one wonder if the MSM will have any reluctance to do pot bust stories in other states. http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2009/12/nullification-at-work-california-to-legalize-marijuana/

http://ronpaul1.blogspot.com/2009/12/ron-paul-bill-to-legalize-alternative.html Ron Paul blog.

Post details: Border Patrol Agents Illegally Seize & Search Student's Car in Southern Arizona - https://www.checkpointusa.org/blog/index.php/2009/12/08/p197#more197 Bloated governments do this kind of stuff.

Prisoner at center of ‘KopBusters’ campaign may soon be freed http://rawstory.com/2009/12/prisoner-center-kopbusters-campaign-freed/ If you haven't read about this Kopbusters show - give this a click.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Marijuana Majority Emerges

One problem with this new information - our worthless politicians - who will now tell all of us that they `Won't be swayed by polls' - http://trueslant.com/stephenwebster/2009/12/10/the-marijuana-majority-emerges/

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_News/__EDIT%20Englewood%20Cliffs/Toplines_Winter09.pdf Detailed data on citizens perceptions of the economy. Interesting read that shows little overall change from one year ago.

Another Stoner ... -http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/12/another-stoner-.html - Another champion.

Falling Dollar Pushes Manufacturing Out of Europe - http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,665862,00.html The twist on this story is that if Europe thinks manufacturing is being pushed away by our weak dollar -- and US citizens KNOW that our manufacturing is collapsing now for decades -- where is the real story.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Prisoner Grew Weed In Jail Cell

The fact that illegal drugs are INSIDE of prisons - shows one absurdity of the drug laws. But, GROWING pot in prison cells --- http://weinterrupt.com/2009/12/prisoner-grew-weed-in-jail-cell/ you can't make this stuff up - no one would believe you.

Czech Govt Allows 5 Cannabis Plants For Personal Use From 2010 - http://blogs.wsj.com/new-europe/2009/12/08/czech-govt-allows-5-cannabis-plants-for-personal-use-from-2010/ One country at a time learns a better approach.

Government 'Out of Bullets'; Consumers in Trouble: Meredith Whitney - http://www.cnbc.com/id/34325134 Not paid to be a media economic cheerleader - Whitney lays out the real economic conditions right now. Be smart, listen to her advice on the true economy.

New underground economy - http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/dec/09/new-underground-economy//print/ Real interesting read that even compares the size of various countries underground economies. The underground economy is Real Heavy Politics.

Today's fun link -- How about the Real Heavy Politics of `people talking' - even if it is decades after the fact - such as a confirmation of the Roswell UFO incident - http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2009/12/truth-is-still-out-there.html

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Secret to Legal Marijuana? Women!

I'm not sure I agree with this 100% - but - that said, many excellent points. http://www.alternet.org/story/144333/

Judge: man with 4kg of cannabis had 'good year' - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10613641 How's this for a rare cool judge - nearly 10 pounds of pot, - scales -- and yet - judge rules all was for personal use.

10 Signs the Failed Drug War Is Finally Ending - http://www.alternet.org/media/144391/10_signs_the_failed_drug_war_is_finally_ending A very nice summary of the small progress that has been made recently.

Thanks for visiting - more later this week.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

No Dope: Ft. Lauderdale Man to Smoke 115,000th Joint

Heaven knows why the media would choose to focus on this guys 115,000th LEGAL joint - but the article tells it like it is for once. Even talks of this guy smoking while driving - gotta love it. http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local-beat/No-Dope-Ft-Lauderdale-Man-to-Smoke-115000th-Joint-70496022.html Give it time to load as it is a little slow.

The Obameter: Tracking Obama's Campaign Promises - http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/ Now here is a handy little website -- interesting scorecard.

Medical Marijuana Prescribed to Kids with ADHD - http://www.sphere.com/2009/11/24/marijuana-prescribed-to-kids-with-adhd/ You say you like the edgy stuff - right?

Federal Protection Police - http://www.freedom4um.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=110918 Coming to a town near you? (I have seen these already in Atlanta.)

The '00s: Goodbye (at Last) to the Decade From Hell - http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1942834,00.html Since it is Sunday - let us say, Amen.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Civilization On The Brink, But Citizens Don’t Know It

Here's one to give a little scare to the body and mind - http://neighbors.denverpost.com/blog.php/2009/11/17/civilization-on-the-brink-but-citizens-dont-know-it/

German banker admits transferring money from rich to help poorer clients - http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/24/germany-banker-robin-hood-court This was such an oddity I couldn't help but link to it.

20-city housing price index had an annual decline of 9.4 percent - http://www.cnbc.com/id/34125981 Yes, the decline continues - regardless of the MSM's slant on all this data.

The Salvia Ban Wagon - http://reason.com/archives/2009/11/19/the-salvia-ban-wagon From the article --"How does terrible drug policy get made? The mad rush to criminalize a psychedelic herb provides a textbook case."

Dear President Obama - Instead of pardoning a turkey this year please pardon marijuana offenders! - http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-19678-Cannabis-Revolution-Examiner~y2009m11d23-Dear-President-Obama--Instead-of-pardoning-a-turkey-this-year-please-pardon-marijuana-offenders# Title says it all.

And, for today's fun link - Confirmation of the 1935 NYC sewer alligator story.

Finally, have a happy Thanksgiving Day tomorrow.

Friday, November 20, 2009

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Unemployment Rate Increases in 29 States in October

Does the media cheerleading ever end? How much of this did you hear? http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2009/11/unemployment-rate-increases-in-29.html It's over 15% in Michigan; and that is only the `soft' number.

Palin holding anti-Obama rallies on military bases - http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/11/19/806106/-Palin-holding-anti-Obama-rallies-on-military-bases What is up with this? Why has she and seemingly she alone been granted this right?

The great jobs-stocks disconnect - http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/11/18/stock_market/index.html?source=newsletter It's getting more shameless by the day - don't you think?

U.S. Homes Powered Partially by Russian Nuclear Weapons - http://gajitz.com/u-s-homes-powered-partially-by-russian-nuclear-weapons/ Here's an amazing story that is seldom mentioned.

Thanks for visiting today. If you liked the mix of stories - please bookmark and return.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

$60 Cover Scares Off Some at Cannabis Cafe Opening

You will need to read the details yourself, but, it's not as bad as it seems and make sure to read the comments. http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2009/11/13/60-cover-scares-off-opening-day-cannabis-cafe-patrons

Life In Prison For 51 Cannabis Plants? - http://blog.norml.org/2009/11/15/life-in-prison-for-51-cannabis-plants/ The MSM as quiet as can be -- disgustingly silent and worthless to the common person.

Jobs for Americans: Which states will take longest to rebound? http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/11/13/jobs-for-americans-which-states-will-take-longest-to-rebound/?icid=mainhtmlws-main-ndl3link4http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailyfinance.com%2F2009%2F11%2F13%2Fjobs-for-americans-which-states-will-take-longest-to-rebound%2F Regardless of the MSM's cheerleading of the economy - this forecast says that if you live in certain states - like Ohio - that you will not have a GAIN in jobs - compared to the peak jobs before the recession - for at LEAST ANOTHER HALF DECADE.

And, for today's fun link - a Physics experiment - very cool.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

First U.S. Marijuana Cafe Opens In Portland

These folks have gonads for sure - http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE5AD06O20091114

Predator Drones: Obama Is Waging A New War - http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977900120&grpId=3659174697241980&nav=Groupspace Is Obama even more into drones than Bush?

FACT CHECK: Palin's book goes rogue on some facts - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091113/ap_on_el_pr/us_palin_book_fact_check Checking facts about POLITICIANS? You have got to be kidding me. That would be like doing a fact check on a comedy show (like CNN did a few weeks ago).

Please make sure to visit my front page too http://realheavypolitics.blogspot.com -- make sure to page down to see lots of cool YouTube videos. Thanks for visiting today - bookmark and return please.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Biggest Public Scumbag? That's Easy - It's Judge Mark Ciavarella

IMO, this is probably just the tip of the iceberg about Judges. That said, read about how this guy stooped the lowest and probably has a special place in hell reserved just for him. http://post-gazette.com/pg/09303/1009500-100.stm

And, a little video to remind you of the next criminal class in America deserving of jail - those who can't afford health insurance.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Iraq Swears by Bomb Detector U.S. Sees as Useless

"The small hand-held wand, with a telescopic antenna on a swivel, is being used at hundreds of checkpoints in Iraq. But the device works “on the same principle as a Ouija board” — the power of suggestion — said a retired United States Air Force officer, Lt. Col. Hal Bidlack, who described the wand as nothing more than an explosives divining rod." - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/04/world/middleeast/04sensors.html?_r=2 You can't make this stuff up.

Buffett buying Burlington rail in his biggest deal - http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE5A22A720091103 Is it only me who doesn't see this as anything but a defensive move?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Colorado ski town legalizes pot

The bummer is that even with a 72% vote - the cops will still act like shrills for the politicians that make the police budget. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h6W7KC63V4xxIsSnUT7zLcWc6upwD9BOGD0O0

The Mystery of the Rising Stock Market - http://www.slate.com/id/2234464/ This quote from the article "The Dow, the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ are primarily indices of large U.S.-based companies, not main street businesses: more Davos than Chamber of Commerce. These increasingly cosmopolitan firms have been busy globalizing and expanding their operations overseas"

Town makes it illegal to own more than 3 cats - http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ODD_3_CAT_LIMIT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2009-11-03-15-45-57 Bloated government at its finest.

Man tased while his home burns - http://media.www.kentnewsnet.com/media/storage/paper867/news/2009/11/03/News/Police.Use.Taser.On.Kent.Resident-3820639.shtml And, after he rescued folks in the home. How sweet.

World Military Spending - http://www.globalissues.org/article/75/world-military-spending Resource Alert. Great real information for you.

And, for today's fun link -- CNN last night - Ventura, Stein, and Carville -- it's worth a look:

Monday, November 2, 2009

Jolly Green Giant: Pot Plant Hidden In Plain Sight

Oh, this one is totally priceless and you will not believe the picture of this plant growing in Public. A lifelong friend of mine has long advocated a `plant your seeds everywhere' campaign as it would make enforcement a joke. http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=8493803

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1222777/The-raid-rocked-Met-Why-gun-drugs-op-6-717-safety-deposit-boxes-cost-taxpayer-fortune.html Here is an intense and detailed read about a raid by UK police on over 6,000 Safety Deposit boxes - most of which were legally storing peoples possessions - to get at `criminal' boxes. Read the horror stories that follow when the government is as bloated as this.

Democrats and Republicans are Destroying America - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Democrats-and-Republicans-are-Destroying-America/98470219775 Here's an interesting Facebook page for you.

Dr. Leonard Horowitz Rips Apart ABC’s Dr. Oz And Exposes The Truth Behind The H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Fraud - http://thebirdflupandemic.com/archives/dr-leonard-horowitz-rips-apart-abcs-dr-oz-and-exposes-the-truth-behind-the-h1n1-swine-flu-vaccine-fraud Makes the valid point that the media is NOT going to upset it's major advertisers. Interesting read.

http://www.alternet.org/rights/143635/16-year_old_got_life_without_parole_for_killing_her_abusive_pimp_--_should_teens_be_condemned_to_die_in_jail Reading the link speaks for itself.

I'm John Dennis and I'm running against Nancy Pelosi. - http://www.johndennis2010.com/posts/original-text-from-johns-speech-at-the-walnut-creek-tea-party-102809

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Friday, October 30, 2009

One in 4 People Glad the Economy Slumped: Survey

Whoa Nellie - here's a real surprise for sure - not only that, this was a worldwide poll with over 11,000 participants. Now, find out the perverse reason why one in four said it was good that the economic downturn happened. http://www.cnbc.com/id/33549263

Dozens in Congress under ethics inquiry - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/29/AR2009102904597.html ONLY an accidental disclosure even allowed this to reach the light of day. What a worthless press.

Mortgage debt waived after bank can't find paperwork - http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2009/10/27/mortgage-debt-waived-after-bank-cant-find-paperwork/?icid=mainhtmlws-main-ndl3link4http%3A%2F%2Fwww.walletpop.com%2Fblog%2F2009%2F10%2F27%2Fmortgage-debt-waived-after-bank-cant-find-paperwork%2F Does your bank have the paperwork?

Why the Goldman Sachs-AIG Story Won’t Go Away - http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=aLllpEiqrgpQ Your daily corruption story.

Vigilante justice spreads across Mexico - http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/mexico/091027/vigilantes-justice-crime

48 Year-Old Blogger Has Gone 9 Years Without Spending Money - http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/10/48-year-old-blogger-gone-9-years-without-money.php An example of the ultimate F-U --- interesting site too.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Canada – World’s Biggest Pot Smoking Country

While I don't doubt the headline - a link to the actual data is not available in this article. Also, if the USA is at 12% that would mean over 35 million tokers - not the 10-15 million the MSM likes to peddle as accurate. http://www.beersteak.com/breaking-news/canada-worlds-biggest-pot-smoking-country/

Now here is a freaky video which shows just how close we are to wars and police actions being done by machines. Sicker yet? The name - Petman.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Two California airports allow passengers to fly with pot

And, as of yet, haven't once called ahead to notify the police in areas where Medical Marijuana isn't legal. - http://420butts.com/index.php/marijuana-news/40-news/717-two-california-airports-allow-passengers-to-fly-with-pot

When Asked Where the Constitution Authorizes Congress to Order Americans To Buy Health Insurance, Pelosi Says: 'Are You Serious?' - http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/55971 My least favorite politician (Palin is close) doesn't let me down once again. The fact that this is the best person of leadership for the democraps says it all.

Administration Loses Bid to Exclude Fox News From Pay Czar Interview - http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/23/white-house-loses-bid-exclude-fox-news-pay-czar-interview/ This is not an Onion story.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Marijuana has higher approval ratings than Congress, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

I like the slant on this post - something that our bloated `leaders' in DC never seem to understand. - http://blog.mpp.org/prohibition/marijuana-has-higher-approval-ratings-than-congress-wars-in-iraq-and-afghanistan/10222009/

Scientists study possible health benefits of LSD and ecstacy - http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/oct/23/lsd-ecstacy-health-benefits Interesting read of two minutes.

I Snorted Coke 40 Feet From Obama at DC Dinner: Actor - http://www.newser.com/story/72371/i-snorted-coke-40-feet-from-obama-at-dc-dinner-actor.html Stupid.

Bong water is an illegal drug, Minn. Supreme Court rules - http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2009/10/bong_water_is_a.php The peak, the zenith of stupidity can't be far away now. Can it?

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6679637.html Taser use suspended in Harris County.

Bands want to know if their music was used on Gitmo detainees - http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/22/musicians.guantanamo/index.html

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Is The New Obama Administration Medical Marijuana Policy - Just More Hot Air?

So, the big media talking heads played the fool again - announcing the `big' change in pot policy by the Federal Government. Now, being a 100% skeptic on anything said by our media - let alone being a 200% skeptic on anything the media says the government is doing about marijuana - I thought I'd look at the words used for this policy change.

"And while the policy memo describes a change in priorities away from prosecuting medical marijuana cases, it does not rule out the possibility that the federal government could still prosecute someone whose activities are allowed under state law."....."In particular, the memo urges prosecutors to pursue marijuana cases which involve violence, the illegal use of firearms, selling pot to minors, money laundering or other crimes."..."At the same time, the officials said, the government will still prosecute those who use medical marijuana as a cover for other illegal activity. The memo particularly warns that some suspects may hide old-fashioned drug dealing or other crimes behind a medical marijuana business." ..."The memo, the officials said, emphasizes that prosecutors have wide discretion in choosing which cases to pursue,"

Say what? You call this progress? Is it really possible that all this hype was focused on these words only? ..."it is not a good use of federal manpower to prosecute those who are without a doubt in compliance with state law."

So, in other words - treat the user and the distributor as guilty until proven innocent. And, since WHEN is it EVER a good use of federal manpower to prosecute those who are without a doubt in compliance with state law? AND, THAT IS THE PROGRESS? Oh please.

Sorry pal - seems like a lot of hot air trial balloon to me. One bag of hot air to lull to sleep those that would desire real change. The kind of feel good change you can't believe in.

More links for today:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/AP-Newsbreak-New-medical-apf-4109207182.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=main&asset=&ccode= Here's the link to the `change' in policy.

Gallup: Support for legalizing marijuana at an all-time high - http://hotair.com/archives/2009/10/19/gallup-support-for-legalizing-marijuana-at-an-all-time-high/ Worthy of a read.

If Pot Prevented Cancer You Would Have Read About It, Right? - http://hotair.com/archives/2009/10/19/gallup-support-for-legalizing-marijuana-at-an-all-time-high/ Or, does the free media only repeat what told by the politicians - one of their clients who pay big time money to advertise on their stations once a year.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Criminalizing Everyone

I bring you some quotes from this link - http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/05/criminalizing-everyone/
""You don't need to know. You can't know." That's what Kathy Norris, a 60-year-old grandmother of eight, was told when she tried to ask court officials why, the day before, federal agents had subjected her home to a furious search.
The agents who spent half a day ransacking Mrs. Norris' longtime home in Spring, Texas, answered no questions while they emptied file cabinets, pulled books off shelves, rifled through drawers and closets, and threw the contents on the floor.
The six agents, wearing SWAT gear and carrying weapons, were with - get this- the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service."

"Krister Evertson, another victim of overcriminalization, told Congress, "What I have experienced in these past years is something that should scare you and all Americans." He's right. Evertson, a small-time entrepreneur and inventor, faced two separate federal prosecutions stemming from his work trying to develop clean-energy fuel cells.
The feds prosecuted Mr. Evertson the first time for failing to put a federally mandated sticker on an otherwise lawful UPS package in which he shipped some of his supplies. A jury acquitted him, so the feds brought new charges. This time they claimed he technically had "abandoned" his fuel-cell materials - something he had no intention of doing - while defending himself against the first charges. Mr. Evertson, too, spent almost two years in federal prison"

Our bloated Federal government - is there no end to the stupidity and bloatedness?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

33 of 642 Banks Missed TARP Payment Last Month - Over Half For First Time

Another basically ignored story by the big media cheerleading the economy - http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/2009/10/08/tarp-deadbeats/

Can the County Sheriff Save the Constitution? - http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/constitution/1976-can-the-county-sheriff-save-the-constitution See Below and ask yourself.

Plymouth, PA Cops Assault Me and Terrorize My Toddler Son Right Outside My Home - http://georgedonnelly.com/asides/plymouth-pa-cops-assault-terrorize One great read here.

States using red light and speed cameras - Now, here's a helpful map of the country - http://www.iihs.org/laws/cameramap.aspx

Telephone Company Is Arm of Government, Feds Admit in Spy Suit - http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/10/att-doj-foia/ This is news?

Drew Carey Raises Bid to $1 Million for @Drew on Twitter - http://mashable.com/2009/10/07/drew-carey-twitter-bid/ Hmmmm.

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2009/10/rep.html Angry blogging.

Today's fun link - Surreal America 1905 http://www.shorpy.com/node/6968?size=_original

Friday, October 9, 2009

Homegrown Pot Threatens Mexican Cartels

I don't think they ever prove this one bit in this CBS article - but the thought is nice. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/07/politics/washingtonpost/main5368594.shtml

Detection Of THC In Blood Not Necessarily Indicative Of Recent Pot Use, Study Says - http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7982

Our bloated government at its finest - School Children Banned From Kensington Public Parks - http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/1009/664957.html

Three men busted in slots scheme at Meadows Racetrack & Casino http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_646772.html How can this even be figured out?
Fla. deputy allegedly extorted marijuana grower - Oh my gosh - your kidding. This is news? http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/AP/story/1268772.html

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Big Media Economy Cheerleading Ignores Small Business Data

At some point, the big media will stop cheerleading data that indicates a literal depression in some areas of the nation. At some point, the big media will stop cheerleading data that ignores what has happened to small businesses in this The Great Recession. That said, you can have that data right here - http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2009/10/small-business-and-employment.html

http://www.australia.to/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14379:looming-global-debt-crisis&catid=80:news-1&Itemid=288 If the denied so called secret meetings to dump the US Dollar from the world scene are enough to get your attention - amid the economy cheerleading by the big media -- how's this detailed look at what is going on.

Middleville woman threatened with fines for watching neighbors' kids - http://www.wzzm13.com/news/news_story.aspx?storyid=114016&catid=14# Another example of bloated government at its finest.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/33003868 Housing Recovery at a Crossroad - Understand the real numbers - not the media cheerleading numbers.

Today's fun link - Negro Entertainment, 1941 style, http://www.shorpy.com/node/6865?size=_original

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Campaign Asks For International Treaty To Limit War Robots

It seems that once again that the elite power structure is nearing an apex completely devoid of any real input by the common person. Heck, why limit it to War Robots - if and when Robots can drive cars - the drive will be on to have Robot Police - mark my words. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17887-campaign-asks-for-international-treaty-to-limit-war-robots.html

Colorado, California leading the way in pot-reform laws http://durangoherald.com/sections/News/2009/10/04/Colorado_California_leading_the_way_in_potreform_laws/ NO, not quite -- EVERY effort in this regard is a product of PEOPLE not politicians.

In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading - Today's hottest story already denied. Must be too hot to confirm. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-demise-of-the-dollar-1798175.html And, here's another look at it. http://urbansurvival.com/week.htm

Reason.tv: Who Was The Nanny of The Month For September '09? - Why, of course, the Alabama Supreme Court - find out why here that it has to do with orgasms - http://reason.com/blog/2009/10/01/reasontv-who-was-the-nanny-of The elites, you can't make this stuff up.

And, today's fun link - Niagara Falls in 1900 http://www.shorpy.com/node/6883?size=_original

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Fleeing Marijuana Suspect Tasered To Death

My question -- why are police using potential lethal force in this situation? If they know his identity they can just impound his car and go arrest him at his home later. Another death BECAUSE OF THE DRUG LAWS http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/AP/story/1257179.html

The Kindergarten Theory of Government - http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig10/swindle1.1.1.html Some excellent points in this three minute read.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/37510.html re: The Praxeology* of the Drug War: Who Knew? Lays out in simple terms WHY the war on drugs is so popular with the media and business.

The Real Reasons Behind Fed Secrecy - http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=244 Ron Paul lays it out.

Reports: Mysterious, unregistered security firm policing Montana town - http://rawstory.com/blog/2009/09/mysterious-unregistered-security-firm-policing-montana-town/ Hmmmmm.

City to homeowner: Let us in, or get outMan evicted from house for resisting warrantless inspections - http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=111795 Our bloated government.

http://www.honoluluweekly.com/archives/coverstory%202003/07-02-03%20Prison/07-02-03%20Prison.html A letter from a prisoner - great read.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_13397853?source=most_emailed War on Drugs conference: Legalize marijuana, participants say - Wow, what a statement - NOT. As if this is F'ing news.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Real Heavy Politics Of American Ufo Disclosure

Hello, welcome to Real Heavy Politics @ Blogspot - thanks for visiting. As some of you may know, I have a blog about UFO Disclosure and even another blog that talks about UFO's with some frequency. So, why would I use my Politics blog to re-hash this on-going issue? Well, because it may indeed by POLITICS that keeps this issue from the American people.

Now, as you may or not be aware - a number of countries have stepped forward in the last year or so and `released' `ufo information'. While many in the UFO camp heralded these moves as progress - a very strange thing also happened (or should I say didn't happen) each time. Indeed, each time a country released these so-called UFO files - NONE of the countries current leaders, such as Presidents - confirmed in any way the current existence or even past existence of `aliens'.

Additionally, almost all the reports had to do, literally, with Yesteryear -- reports that were decades and decades old. And, in all of the countries - other than a day or two - the news media let the matter drop. Indeed, the world media, other than the internet world - was suspiciously silent. Very suspiciously silent IMO. And, I wondered, could that silence be do to political pressure? What aspects of politics could decades old reports endanger?

Well, let me list some for you.

First on the Heavy Politics list would be -- the power of the military and the weakness of `Presidents'. As, for decades, the UFO `problem' has been quietly swept under the rug and out of the reach of `Presidents'. Presidents are to be concerned with the `people' and their `party' - no need to involve them in `esoteric WORLD events' that may or may not be a threat to a nations security. Indeed, most countries like to portray the President as `in charge' of the military and the National security. The ending of that illusion would indeed be `Heavy Politics.'

Next, as surmised by hundreds over the years - IF alien UFO's exist - and have visited or are visiting Earth -- many millions are concerned about the `religious belief structure' already in place and holding great comfort to perhaps Billions of humans. Religion is seen as `freedom' given by our political leaders to believe as we wish about creation, ethics and morals. IF Presidents `confirmed' such releases of UFO information with `certainty' - that could be seen to undermine that vital component of humanity. And, the ending of that illusion would again be `Heavy Politics'. (Politicians USE the religious for votes after all.)

Then, you have the whole issue of `truthfullness' - a characteristic almost all politicians claim to adhere too. And, if it was found that President after President after President - were liars; that too would be viewed as destroying any credibility that they may have left on other issues. And, it would be Heavy Politics for any President to have to travel down the `liar road' very far. Politicians being perceived as liars is not in the interest of politicians.

And, finally, you have what most likely would be the revealing of `secret military budgets' to deal with `the threat' of UFO's as perceived by the military. (Despite the Noble cause of `defending Earth'.) And, those `off budget billions' - citizen tax dollars - would be the final nail in the coffin as far as confidence in the government. Generating potential DISGUST with the political system as a whole.

Which is the reason - that Real Heavy Politics - will not allow real American UFO Disclosure. Indeed, watch the YouTube video below of President Obama about this very issue.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Will Jailed Non-Insured Replace Jailed Marijuana Violaters?

Question: As the citizen based marijuana movement continues - both on the Decriminalization front and the Medical Marijuana front - and - as marijuana arrests decline in the future -----> Is the government looking to REPLACE those lawyer dollars and jail cell time with citizens who can't afford the coming mandatory health insurance?

Answer: Lawyers, Guns and Money.

More links:
The Nanny State In Action — School District Bars Kids From Riding Bikes To School - http://www.thelibertypapers.org/2009/09/30/the-nanny-state-in-action-school-district-bars-kids-from-riding-bikes-to-school/ Many folks like to call this the nanny state mentality - and I do agree - that said - to me - it is representative of BLOATED GOVERNMENT.
Myth of the underpaid public employee ---- http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2009/09/30/myth_of_the_underpaid_public_employee/ Almost 80% higher than not in government --- taking care of their own.
The IRS says it will fine or jail you for not paying Obama's mandate levy. (Health insurance) - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704471504574439243760133458.html Yep, the cops will soon say - "license, car insurance, and your health insurance card".

And, finally, today's must see video -- you will not believe the next few minutes you are about to see. This is the Fed's lawyer squirming and looking like MR Magoo for all to see.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lightweight Katie Couric Nails Glenn Beck

Normally, up until now, I had viewed Glenn Beck as someone I could, in general, agree with. He had smidgens of a Libertarian streak, seemed to dislike big government, and expressed points of view not heard daily - especially when he was on CNN. However, my opinion is now completely different - and, all because of Katie Couric. Life is full of surprises.

As you will see in the video below - Katie asked a very very simple question and one that Beck should have known would have been asked. And, all she did was simply ask the question repeatedly looking for an answer. The result, is 3 minutes of video that you will never ever forget. Indeed, I had always thought of Katie Couric as the NON epitome of a `journalist' - someone who should only be doing funny animal stories at best. But, after you see Beck squirm and fidget and virtually beg for the question to end - you will understand that it is BECK who is the person in the super lightweight category ------ IS HE REALLY THIS MINDLESS?

Edit - 10/8 --> A friend sent me this:
"White Culture? This is the euro wig wearing foundations of the country called America. The big money player/plantation owners (WashAdJefMadMon...) who were interested in the milk & honey land grab. It evolved into the railway manifest destiny profit mongering pilfering of more land. Savages just a bit above a beast to be removed to a reservation. Their sacred land? A fitting place to carve the figure heads of these white so called "leaders". Morphing into the slimy oil gas industrialists(white men) who further destroy any natural habitat with more greed and profit as "the american way". This is the "white culture" of suit and tie all powerful businessmen who chainsaw 1,000 year old redwood trees for a patio deck to prop their fat white ass on and sip martinis after a nice round of golf sprayed with pesticide to keep it green and thus our 2000 year old dilemma, the roots of this so called great "civilized" Greco-Roman culture that rolls on its destructive course of zero collecting profit making at the expense of anything sane! This in my opinion is "White Culture".

Here's some other links for you to ponder today:
http://donklephant.com/2009/09/25/glenn-beck-cant-answer-question-about-white-culture/ This is another link to the video if the YouTube video above doesn't work.
Waking up to discover the mortgage market was a giant criminal enterprise - http://trueslant.com/matttaibbi/2009/09/22/landmark-decision-massive-relief-for-homeowners-and-trouble-for-the-banks/ Ultimately, this could turn out to be the BIGGEST story of the year if not decade. Did the bank which holds your mortgage use this (what is the key to the story) to obtain the mortgage? IF so, it's possible they don't have authority to foreclose.
Police Discover World's Most Expensive Marijuana - http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle_blog/2009/sep/24/police_discover_worlds_most_expe Now, picture this -- a BIG drug raid turns up ONE plant of marijuana. What to do? Just declare the pot the most expensive type ever --- one worth 12 times the highest price ever paid. Laughable if it wasn't so sick.
http://www.politico.com/livepulse/0909/Ensign_receives_handwritten_confirmation_.html?showall New healthcare `reform' will make millions a new criminal class - with fines and jail time for those who don't buy into the package. Worthless politicians at their finest. The revival of debtors prisons for 21st century America - how is that Hope and Change working out?
http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/090921vet5101.aspx Here is a very strange story about what cocaine is `cut' with these days - somehow, this story just doesn't add up.
WATCH: DoJ Official Blows Cover Off PATRIOT Act Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/23/watch-doj-official-blows_n_296209.html From the article "In the debate over the PATRIOT Act, the Bush White House insisted it needed the authority to search people's homes without their permission or knowledge so that terrorists wouldn't be tipped off that they're under investigation.
Now that the authority is law, how has the Department of Justice used the new power? To go after drug dealers.
Only three of the 763 "sneak-and-peek" requests in fiscal year 2008 involved terrorism cases, according to a July 2009 report from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Sixty-five percent were drug cases." Anyone, who expected more out of our politicians is just foolish.

Today's fun link:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/6873?size=_original The world of 1890 - take a time trip today.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Marijuana PROHIBITION - Finally Enters The Debate - And Search

As CSN&Y sang, "It's Been A Long Time Comin" - but, it may be possible that the tide is finally turning about marijuana. Once the choice of only hippies and hipsters - the federal policy towards the flowering plant is finding a new hurdle to climb. Indeed, no longer is the herb finding it's main support in the occasional 420 rally attended by youth screaming at the elders for legalization - nowadays - it's the `medicine' for potentially millions no longer on the college campus.

In fact, if you look at the google trend graph above http://www.google.com/trends?q=marijuana+legalization%2C+marijuana+prohibition&ctab=0&geo=us&geor=all&date=all&sort=0 you can see the the word `prohibition' attached to `marijuana' is actually a new phenomena. Amazingly.

And, in just the last few months, these articles, one a link to a comparison between the automaker GM and marijuana prohibition http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/06/prweb2485694.htm and the other http://www.emailwire.com/release/24957-CSI-President-Dr-Robert-Melamede-Testified-Yesterday-at-Denver-Hearing-Which-Stopped-Attempt-to-Restrict-Patients-Access-to-Medical-Marijuana-Cannabis-Science-Plans-for-End-of-Marijuana-Prohibition.html - about public discourse about the citizens passing medical marijuana laws and that `restrictions' on those laws amount to limitations of the benefits to users - has re-set the debate.

Indeed, those who have long held out hope of a change in the laws to legalize the product for everyone - may finally be getting the boost they need as more and more people, who are NOT users of marijuana, or, who were once users of marijuana, are beginning to view the governments actions as a Prohibition - instead of legal actions.
Legalization only comes when it is acknowledged by the population that a prohibition exists.

And, as more and more states pass Medical Marijuana - those that are PROHIBITED in other states from having that medicine - are indeed, beginning to see the issue in a new way. Indeed, PROHIBITION has COSTS. Not benefits. And, finally, after all these years - the term `Prohibition' is finally entering the lexicon of the debate - and is now, finally, associated with pot.

Other links for today:

Jon Stewart slams media for missing ACORN story: 'Where the hell were you!?' - http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Jon-Stewart-slams-the-media-for-missing-ACORN-story-Where-the-hell-were-you-59469292.html Includes the video too.
http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5450 Marijuana and Driving: A Review of the Scientific Evidence - Here's a resource alert for you hipsters.
http://www.popsci.com/node/38347/?cmpid=PSCenews091709 Scientists Find The Gene That Produces THC - Beautiful picture too.
California must go bankrupt - http://www.marketwatch.com/story/california-must-go-bankrupt-2009-09-18?siteid=yahoomy - Read the reasons WHY California needs to give the battle up. Bloated government - finally being called what it is.
http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle_blog/2009/sep/17/former_mexican_president_propose - Former Mexican President Proposes Legalizing Drugs in Mexico AND the U.S. - And, the worthless media again underplays the remarks.
http://www.newsweek.com/id/209830 Losing Afghanistan’s Drug War - UN Drug czar says.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Real Heavy Politics - Sept. 18th Links

Congressman Proposes 25 Years In Prison For Pot - http://blog.norml.org/2009/06/15/congressman-proposes-25-years-in-prison-for-pot/ Yep, a-holes like this are still around, evidently.
http://oathkeepers.org/oath/ "Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our Oath is to the Constitution
Our motto is "Not on our watch!" Fortunately, there are others, not politicians, who feel like this.
http://bestofneworleans.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A58204 The comedian/commentator feasts on sacred cows. Bill Maher rips the media a new one.
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/04/430.asp Red Light Camera Studies Roundup Just one of many ways the bloated government defers to money for politicians to spend over public safety.

Finally, today's fun link - a pool playing robot.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Is America Too Big To Fail?

As a big watcher of CNBC I'm very familiar with the phrase used about the big banks and other institutions - that they are `too big to fail'. Then, it hit me, why would the world want to bail out America via their purchase of our bonds - even after we stated publicly that our very system almost `broke' a year ago?

Could it be that those very bonds would be worthless? Could it be that America is too big to fail? Might they try to prop up our money system until it is indeed - worthless?

Other links for you today:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/09/08/20090908dpsmonkey0908.html Man wears Monkey Mask to beat revenue speed cameras. Then again, only 24% are even bothering to pay the revenue speed cameras.
Drug Use by Political Candidates Isn't a Deal Breaker, But Hypocrisy on the Issue Should Be - http://www.alternet.org/module/printversion/142452 The worthless politicians of the 2000's - 57% would replace ever single one of them.

Today's Fun Link:
http://www.shorpy.com/node/6784?size=_original 1910 America.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wizard Of Oz Character Most Like The Press? The Cowardly Lion!

As you can see from my sidebar statement about `My Politics' - you can see I'm not a fan of the MSM (mainstream media) - indeed - I find them almost revolting like most folks - but - also - fascinating to watch. As we all know, the choice of what to put on the air as `news' is largely an effort to reach the most dumbed down consumers with disposable income as possible. The media's first focus - do not upset advertisers - which for most local TV stations includes all the politicians - as political ads are literally indispensable to the final bottom line (the media also doesn't want to upset the politicians due to the politicians link to actual news).

The next thing the MSM doesn't want to do is - offend. They don't want to offend those who think they are Republicans (Republinuts) or those who think that they support the Democrats (Democraps) -- and -- not only that -- the media has a vested interest that those `pesky independents' are only always portrayed as trying to decide which of the two parties are better. And, NOT that they have any dissatisfaction with the two party system. By doing so, it allows the media to ignore third parties - since - after all - folks could support them if they wanted and the results show that they never do. Anyways, the MSM continues, aren't those that say they are independents AND non-voters, really NOT interested in politics anyway?

Can't beat that logic - right?

So, along comes the new Rasmussen poll - and low and behold - 57% would be willing to replace the ENTIRE congress http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2009/57_would_like_to_replace_entire_congress and only 25% would keep the entire bunch. Oh, and it's 70% would dump them all among `non party affiliated voters' -- 70 F-ing percent.

Now, this was a real poll - not a telephone or internet `call in'. These are real numbers with plus or negatives attached to the answers. And, therefore, would be real news --- in a country that had a political structure that encouraged `other political parties' -- instead of ignoring them. Indeed, even the very limited few `independents' to ever rock the established parties - such as Perot and John Anderson --- it's as if they never existed once their 15 minutes of fame was up. The same could be said of Ron Paul and the Libertarians - even - Ralph Nader.

Indeed, why is it that these folks - for decades - haven't been asked their opinion to put along side of the opinion of the `r-nuts' or `d-craps'? HUH, WHY?

Well, it's because we have a press that is a wimp - like the cowardly lion of the wizard of oz. A big loud roar and nothing else (actually, it doesn't even roar anymore) - that the media runs scared on politics is so obvious that no one even talks about it. (Look at all the recent findings about Pot inhibiting certain cancers being buried.)

So, instead, the poll findings less than a week later -- are forgotten - and the media two party system cheerleading continues unabated. Well, rah, rah - until the voting curtain is pulled open again - perhaps someday - the media will be more like Strawman and get a brain.

More Links:
http://blog.norml.org/2009/08/31/rasmussen-reports-majority-of-americans-now-agree-that-booze-is-more-dangerous-than-pot/ Great read - by 51-19% the `which is worse' answer from Americans about Liquor VS Pot. Real poll data again.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10594688 And, from our friends down under -- under 18 year olds to consume alcohol at next school `ball'.
http://www.doomers.us/forum2/ Life After the Oil Crash Forum --- Now, looking at the extreme end of things --- hmmm -- main takeaway - get ready for shortages of anything we import as other countries don't want dollars as payment anymore.
http://www.doctorhousingbubble.com/real-homes-of-genius-the-south-bay-of-los-angeles-today-we-salute-redondo-beach-668-square-feet-1-bedroom-home-for-539000-california-unemployment-now-at-119-percent-officially-with-u-6-at-2/ Here's some non-cheerleading about housing.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Real Heavy Politics - Aug. 29th Links

Physicists Untangle Complicated Webs to Reveal that the World's Finances are Controlled by "Just a Few Mutual Funds, Banks, and Corporations" - http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/08/physicists-untangle-complicated-webs-to.html The headline says it all.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/08/roubini-when-governments-reach-point.html Roubini: “When Governments Reach the Point Where They Are Borrowing to Pay the Interest on Their Borrowing They Are ... Running a Ponzi Scheme Our bloated government - unbelievable.

http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/142271/smoking_marijuana_does_not_cause_lung_cancer/?page=entire From the article "Smoking pot doesn't cause lung cancer. In fact, the study found that cigarette smokers who also smoked marijuana were at a lower risk of contracting lung cancer than tobacco-only smokers."

http://fee.org/articles/cash-clunkers-loser/ Article critical of the cash for clunkers program - it is of interest that it will take about 5 years for America to save 1 days worth of US oil consumption.

6 Cities That Were Caught Shortening Yellow Light Times For Profit - http://www.motorists.org/blog/6-cities-that-were-caught-shortening-yellow-light-times-for-profit/ As you know, all red light cameras are for nothing but money for politicians to spend.

Mad magazine’s better than Newsweek - http://devoid.blogs.heraldtribune.com/10257/mad-magazines-better-than-newsweek/ A scathing look at the new Newsweek Magazine.

Federal Reserve Seeks Delay in Disclosure of Emergency Lending - http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a5bjqcBdkB48 - From the article - "The Fed and U.S. banks would suffer irreparable harm if details of the loan programs were made public, according to the central bank’s senior counsel, Yvonne Mizusawa." --------- Irreparable Harm?

http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/715479 Twitter used to help California raise money - twits suggest taxing pot.

Subject: How can legal tender be illegal? - http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/the-mint-vs-the-fed When you have a federal government that doesn't want to compete with a currency that has actual value?

The Bushie Obama Can't Fire - http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-08-25/the-bushie-obama-cant-fire/ At least, not yet. And, guess where he is - yep - the drug office.

And, today's fun link:

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Real Heavy Politics - Aug. 25th Links

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/archive/Marijuana-Will-Lift-Us-Out-Of-Recession.html Marijuana Will Lift Us Out Of Recession --- I'm afraid that our bloated government is beyond the help of correcting one issue.

Sage advice?: NC to join 13 states in outlawing Salvia divinorum - http://scienceblogs.com/terrasig/2009/06/sage_advice_nc_to_join_13_stat.php Which means that 37 still respect the right to altered states.

EDITORIAL: Toss your ticket - http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jul/01/toss-your-ticket/ I think you know how I feel about red light cameras around here.

http://logisticsmonster.com/ I've made the blogroll of this site under `Patriots'.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

A Critique Of Bob Barr's 2008 Presidential Run - By An Eight Time Libertarian Presidental Supporter

My last 8 votes for President have been 1980 - Clark; 1984 - Bergland; 1988 - Paul; 1992 - Marrou; 1996 - Browne; 2000 - Browne; 2004 - Badnarik and 2008 - Bob Barr. That's correct, not ONCE did I waste my vote on `the two party system'. Not once, and, I am proud of that. (Of course, I had to stand the stares of friends who felt that it was I who was wasting a vote.)

That said, it's strange to live in a country and to go thru one Presidential campaign, after another, after another, hoping that your candidate will get `covered' by the mainstream media. That the `ideas' presented by a party -- even if a party with only 5-10% potential support - receive a `percentage' of the coverage that is remotely `fair'. Meaning, that 5-10% of the coverage is on that third party. (I'm reminded of that Beatles song `Taxman' with the lyric -- that's 19 for me and one for you -- be happy we don't take it all.)

Yes, I'd be happy, no, elated, if the Democraps and Republinuts got 19 stories reflecting their points of view on Government -- and then -- ONE Libertarian story. Is that asking too much? Is the media THAT scared of presenting `other viewpoints' - or - is the media that much in the pockets of the two parties? (The obvious answer.)

But, as a keen observer of the media relentlessly regurgitating first one and then the other of the two parties viewpoints, for a few moments in 2008 -- I thought the media might have a reason to `balance it up'. After all, for really the first time in memory we didn't have a sitting President or Vice President of one of the major parties as nominee - and, for once - one of the `third' parties had a known name of a former congressman - Bob Barr.

Indeed, I felt very connected to this campaign - as I had met Mr. Barr at a Rib Ranch Meeting (a room in a BBQ restaurant on Canton Road in Marietta Georgia) prior to his announcing he would run for the Libertarian nomination. When I met him, and spoke with him privately for a minute, I urged him to use his awareness level - within the realm of politicians - to raise the profile of the Libertarians in the 2008 election. (I was even told by the head of the Libertarian party of Georgia (at least at that time) that Barr was going to run for sure if Hillary seemed to be the front runner for the Dems.)

Indeed, I even watched most of the Libertarian convention - at least the portion carried by C-Span. And, frankly, it was not a thing of beauty - nor was Mr. Barr's victory. Indeed, my memory is that it was widely held by the Libertarians that were voting (who seemed to be whoever would show up for a state) that while Barr WOULD give the party a candidate with `awareness' -- that now (2008) was NOT the time to pick for a nominee someone who was a leader in the Drug War effort at one time.

But, others countered, Mr. Barr seemed to apologize for that period of his life and was certainly a strong advocate - almost the only one - against the civil liberty aspects of the Patriot Act. And, in what appeared on TV to be little more than a quid quo pro -- Barr took the support of Wayne Root's followers to victory -- then gave the VP position to Mr. Root - for now. Personally, I really liked Root and think he would have made a much better candidate (and I hope he runs in 2012).

So, at the moment the convention ended, the Libertarians had - finally - someone with actual name recognition who was very well versed about the in's and out's of the whole game of Politics. And, as usual, the media -- BEFORE the two `main party' conventions - was willing to give Barr moments of exposer - which he seemed to handle fairly well. And, by this time, he had chosen Russ Verney to head the campaign - you probably remember that Verney was in the same position for the WELL FUNDED Ross Perot campaign years before.

I honestly think that they both thought that money would come flowing into the campaign as the party had someone with name recognition AND a known political consultant running the campaign. Not to mention the disgust the population had with both parties. Perhaps they thought the media would view them as having a new positioning for the Libertarians. Perhaps they thought they would really be having a whole country national campaign.

I say that because I was on the mailing list -- and the overwhelming concern EARLY on was to be on ALL 50 states ballots - to somehow show legitimacy. Indeed, one e-mail after another asked for donations so that they could send people into markets to get signatures or to find lawyers to fight one hardship after another. They never seemed to be asking for money to `bring ideas to America' - at least to me.

And, remember, I live in the Atlanta area - I know the coverage in the 90's that Barr got and the level of awareness of him. Indeed, he just barely lost a Republican primary in a run for the Senate. So, in Georgia and really in the core of the conservatives in America - the south - Barr was a known commodity. And, perhaps outrageously, I began an e-mail campaign with the Barr staff to have him use a strategy saying "I am going to win Georgia". (Since the media always love to ask - where are you going to win.)

Yes, I know, it sounds outrageous -- a Libertarian WINNING somewhere? But, in Georgia, with his limited funds - he would be able to raise awareness hugely about the Libertarian positions. And, once he started to `move' in the polls, in Georgia -- very likely -- other `southern states' would likely start to take interest. Other Southern States would likely also start to see some `movement' and improvement in the polling numbers as Georgia's numbers `took off'.

At WORST, at that point - the Libertarians would have had the media interest in the `regional' candidate - a new Wallace - (as you know, the media hates the south anyway). You would have had the media projecting `what if's' about winning southern electoral votes and throwing the whole affair into the House of Representatives. In a nutshell, you would actually shake the political system up and truly get the Libertarian point of view on the screen to all viewers nationwide. (I truly feel that `numbers' would, at that point, even move in other non-southern states.)

But, as you know, that did not happen - and ultimately Barr will get LESS than 1/2 of 1% of the total vote.

So, what went wrong from the viewpoint of an EIGHT time Libertarian voter? A better question would be what DIDN'T go wrong?

Obviously, VERNEY is not and was not a Libertarian - nor did he think like one - nor could he talk like one. Big mistake number one. Next, Barr wouldn't even back the legalization of marijuana - big mistake number two. Next, Barr also ignored the idea of a focused regional campaign, that would allow the campaign to grow from a base - big mistake number three. And then, finally, we had the spectacle of a nominated Presidential candidate willing to dump his Vice President candidate - big big mistake number four. (This, of course, was when Barr supposedly offered Ron Paul that position.)

That is not to say that IF Barr had gotten `traction' in the campaign that he would have done `well' - as the media would have been all over his prior hypocrisies such as cheating on his wife yet prosecuting Clinton for the same. Or, the obvious hypocrisy of `being a Libertarian' when he was so much behind the Drug War against Americans - and the adult right to self-medicate.

Ultimately, Barr inspired NOBODY - and got the results that showed an inept strategy from what should be one of America's main Liberty and Smaller Government parties. Perhaps, next time, in 2012 - the Libertarians WILL stand for Liberty once again - AND - truly smaller government - with a candidate that doesn't have to apologize for previous actions against Liberty.

Here's more links for today:

Judge Throws Out Red Light Camera Tickets As Program Declared Illegal And Void - http://techdirt.com/articles/20090811/1701585847.shtml To me, one of the absurdest ideas has been the Red Light Cameras - PROVEN to be a threat to public safety.

About half of U.S. mortgages seen underwater by 2011 - http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE5745JP20090805 The media has largely buried this aspect of our `recovery'.

Why You Can't Trust Those Jobs Figures - http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/08/jobs-unemployment-layoffs-business-washington-figures.html Trusting the media spin on ANYTHING is not in ones best interest.

California Town Shuts Down Child’s Lemonade Stand - http://belowthebeltway.com/2009/08/07/california-town-shuts-down-childs-lemonade-stand/ Quoting from the article "There’s no business that’s too small for government to torture"

And, today's fun link - A GREAT video for all who believe in the old America --
(if video doesn't work - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZwIPnLZd6w)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Real Heavy Politics - July 30th Links

Stormy Daniels' Political Advisor May Have Been Hit By Car Bomb:--- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/28/political-advisor-to-stor_n_246663.html A car bombing - in the USA -- politically motivated -- and it doesn't make the news?

18 shot in Baltimore, how's that prohibition working out? The bloody results of drug prohibition - http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bal-op.rodricks29jul29,0,3117328.column

Imagine Pot Was Legal. How Would You Brand It? --- http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/cliff-kuang/design-innovation/imagine-pot-was-legal-how-would-you-brand-it Interesting article with pictures and more.

CSI Myths: The Shaky Science Behind Forensics - http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/4325774.html

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Real Heavy Politics - Today's Links - July 28th

http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0725/p02s13-usgn.html From the article - "What I see as more significant [than race] is the phenomenon of persons being arrested who challenge the authority of police," says David Rudovsky, a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia. "It's street punishment."

China's hidden debt problem - http://money.cnn.com/2009/07/27/news/international/china_debt.reut/index.htm This information was news to me.

http://www.switched.com/2009/06/22/civilians-run-city-wide-surveillance-in-pennsylvania-town/ File this one under disturbing; I guess.

And, here's an incredible and cool YouTube - make sure to watch the whole thing.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Real Heavy Politics - Today's Links - July 27th, 2009

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1185406&srvc=home&position=emailed 78 percent of Pot citations in Boston go unpaid - find out why.

http://www.squidoo.com/Explorer3 Understanding the President Obama birth certificate controversy.

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/141481/executives_receive_one-third_of_all_pay_in_the_u.s./ "Executives Receive One-Third of All Pay in the U.S."

http://transform-drugs.blogspot.com/2009/07/home-office-designates-drug-posession.html "Its inclusion here perhaps reflects the wider trend towards acknowledging personal drug use is not rightly the subject of criminal sanction even if it is the subject of social or state disapproval in one form or other"

http://realheavypolitics.blogspot.com/2009/06/if-government-arrested-800000-tobacco.html Did you miss this one?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Drug Czar - "Marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit,"

To those of you who thought there is some, any, even a small difference between the rhetoric of a republican administration and a democrat one - think again. To those of you who voted for `hope and change' - how's that working out? LOL. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss - this time his name is Gil Kerlikowske who believes that "Marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit," - in addition to "the federal government views marijuana as a harmful and addictive drug".

Indeed, this idea that pot is ADDICTIVE seems very prevalent in the High Drug Office as just this month I re-butted Keven Sabet, a former drug policy wonk for Clinton and Bush, who said in May that " `addiction is the price' of legal marijuana. http://realheavypolitics.blogspot.com/2009/07/rebuttal-to-kevin-sabet-about-marijuana.html

Such a shame it isn't true - but - is left unchallenged - as usual - by our worthless media lapdogs. Indeed, why would we expect any knowledge of what real addition is from that office - when our now media famous former drug czar William Bennett had the post while addicted to nicotine (cigarettes) AND gambling. What a F'ing joke.

Oh, and did you know that our current czar was someone that while the head of Seattle's Police Force received a vote of no confidence from the "Seattle Police Officers' Guild" (in the very same year he took the job to boot)? And, that one of his earliest jobs in government was "saluting then-President Richard Nixon as he boarded the presidential helicopter". Or, that in 2007 the NAACP called for his resignation? Thought not.

More links for you today:

Drug czar: Feds won't support legalized pot - http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/1553061.html

"The Drug Czar's High Math" "How phony statistics about cocaine prices hide the truth about the war on drugs" - http://www.reason.com/news/show/134481.html

Oakland Passes Pot Tax - http://estoypacheco.blogspot.com/2009/07/oakland-passes-pot-tax.html WITH 80% approval. Are you listening Gil?

"Legal Pot Would Bring in $1.4B for Calif."
"Tax Officials Release Analysis of Revenue Benefits for Cash-Strapped State; Legalization Bill Pending" - http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/15/national/main5163119.shtml Meanwhile, buffalo Gil destroys plants rather than selling them to the co-op's.



"$190,000 withdrawn in $20 bills" Irate bank customer hits back http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2667215/190-000-withdrawn-in-20-bills/ After he was refused an 80K dollar loan.

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