« Last post by Solar on Today at 06:18:28 AM »
I doubt if the Japanese worshipped a US Navy destroyer.
Tell that to Md, I only answered because you asked.
The Japanese had an arrogance built on pride in superiority that their race alone was enough to defeat any military. (Asian egocentric)
This arrogance came from worship of the Emperor, whom they believe to be be a God.
Drive is one thing, but when you believe you are blessed by God, that of death is honor, then one takes on a feeling of invincibility, as in the Kamikaze and sacrificing ones life is of the highest honor.
What I remember and what I've read is this arrogance transcended intellect, those in power felt they were smarter and better than those expendable peons below them and didn't listen, it's why they spent so much time and treasure on behemoth battleships that never saw combat sacrificed their own people as flying bombs.
« Last post by Solars Toy on Today at 06:00:44 AM »
I received this in an email from "The Survival Mom. She makes a good point. As money becomes less relevant how are you "taking" care of your family? There are some on this forum who already do things like gardening, canning etc. Solar and I have a supply of freeze dried food. What are you doing to diversify for your future? Toy
Diversify your assets for the 21st Century
Right now here in America and around the world, people are wondering how to best protect their assets, how to protect their retirement accounts, and how to be better prepared, financially, for the future.
It seems that, perhaps, the ancient wisdom of past financial advisers may not be 100% applicable to our current economic outlook. In the past it was a wise thing to diversify money between stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other types of investments. It was smart and more often than not, it paid off.
However, with dire predictions of a financial collapse in America's future, is the traditional concept of diversifying a portfolio still relevant? And are these investments safe harbors for our money? The citizens of Greece recently had a rude wake up call that reminded them that, no, money is not safe from grasping, desperate governments.
Recently when I was going over our family finances and expenditures, I realized that we were applying the concept of diversification in a whole different way. We've used funds to expand our backyard garden with a goal of producing a good percentage of our own organic produce. We've spent money on classes and training for ourselves and our kids in order to broaden our practical skills. I have a nice assortment of essential oils and one heck of a medical kit, or two.
When we spend money on food and water storage, a Berkey water filter, maybe some farmland, livestock, and other "preps", that's a form of diversifying a portfolio! When you don't have faith in the stock market, when you hear about a possible collapse of the bond market, well, at least you can look out at your backyard or acreage and know that with a stockpile of seeds and your chickens, you have something -- your family won't starve, no matter what happens with our country's economy.http://thesurvivalmom.com/
« Last post by Bronx on Today at 06:00:15 AM »
Hey democraps and republicans this is the fruit of your labor. You will continue to read more stories like this as time goes on and these crimials illegally cross our borders get a foothold.
IMO....many of the migrant workers went back home because of no work here in the United States of America. Many of the ones crossing illegal into the United States want everything for free, welfare, healthcare, EBT (food), education, and the list goes on. Also many of them are just crimials looking to get rich by braking our laws like the story posted. Then there are the few that actually want to work, and to them I say pull up a chair, get comfortable and let due process take hold so we can welcome you to America the right way, "legally".
State DOJ: Busts Reveal Unprecedented Cartel Presence in Oregon
Klamath Falls, Oregon—Law enforcement officials thwarted a Mexican cartel-linked narcotics operation with a number of raids in the early morning hours of May 16, 2013. Officers made at least 38 arrests, then seized approximately four pounds of methamphetamine, over fifty firearms, and an undetermined amount of cash.
“This investigation began last October,” said Manning. The Oregonian’s Les Zaitz, who first covered the arrests, has theorized that this long-term investigation started following the discovery of two corpses buried in in Klamath County, OR. The corpses were discovered during the same month this investigation began. Oregon DOJ’s Manning said, “That reporter came up with that on his own. We did not confirm any connection.” However, Manning also said, “We do not deny any connection between the two matters."
« Last post by Yawn on Today at 05:55:38 AM »
In Norway too there is a battle within the conservative movement between broilers and real conservatives. A broiler is someone who just uses the conservative movement as a platform to get into politics. You can spot them from a mile away, they are usually very slick (both women and men) talk vaguely about freedom without any knowledge of philosophy, and when it comes to making decision while in power they favor taxation and regulation in order to appease their established labor party politicians so that they can get into comissions or public sector jobs and be one of the elite for life.
John McCain/Lindsay Graham... And far too many others!
I agree, politics and control of government is becoming a zero-sum game. The goal is not to protect life and property like Towardliberty stated, but to redistribute or pillage the opposition, like the cases in african countries, where the inevitable result is a state of affairs like Zimbabwe.
In USA you have ability to vote with your feet. So I agree Solar, fleeing the state which the democrats are ruining is not a solution, the parasites will just grow in number and demand bailout/subsidies from the rest of the country, or they will simply follow their hosts to the productive states to the delight of socialist politicians there so they can pillage more.
In Hungary there is no ability to vote with their feet, they have no other country they are welcome. When they threw the communist out of power in 2010 the EU comission demanded that the communist bureaucrats be left in power, when the hungarian people refused the EU froze hungarian capital assets, raised interest on Hungarian loans and punished hungarian government with strangling regulations. My point is the hungarian people valued freedom more than a temporary higher living standard.
As for myself what I'm doing about it in this moment I'm hiding behind a job and a family. I took the decision 4 years ago to leave politics in order to pursue a job and family, but in so doing I betrayed my fellow conservatives in the party. In Norway too there is a battle within the conservative movement between broilers and real conservatives. A broiler is someone who just uses the conservative movement as a platform to get into politics. You can spot them from a mile away, they are usually very slick (both women and men) talk vaguely about freedom without any knowledge of philosophy, and when it comes to making decision while in power they favor taxation and regulation in order to appease their established labor party politicians so that they can get into comissions or public sector jobs and be one of the elite for life. So I discuss politics with my friends and family but I don't take any action.
I'm already paying over 50% income tax+25%sale tax+property and capital tax, so I can't really say that taxation is where I draw the line. Which is why I asked this question, I don't know where I draw the line. But it is good to read your answers.
For precautions I'm saving food supplies and survival gear for an eventual economic collapse. I'm hoping the continual growing resentment against the state and the rise of reactionary traditionalists and conservatives will win election and reform government, privatize national sectors like Chile did.
If this will not happen I'm sure there will be credible resistance movement that will spring up like it has done in Hungary, Czech Republic and other countries. In other words to be perfectly honest I'm waiting for someone to lead the charge.
« Last post by supsalemgr on Today at 04:55:13 AM »
Mr. Lew can "write" any damn thing he wants. If he thinks the matter is thus settled, that it's up to him, he has a rather rude awakening coming. The recent scandal-mania is going to make it MONUMENTALLY tougher for ANYBODY in the administration to get ANYTHING out of Congress. And it should! And as badly as Mr. Lew may hate the fact, Congress has to sign off on the debt ceiling being raised.
Absolutely correct. The president has spent his political capital and has been damaged by the scandals. The polls indicate that a large majority "get it" when it comes to the deficit. I don't worry about those totally on the take as they don't pay attention and many don't vote. It is up to Boehner and the House GOP to stand up to Obama and Lew. The argument can be made. Also, we have the experience of the sequester where the world did not end as Obama wailed. Some of the spineless will say we can't take a chance on a government shutdown. I say it is time to take that stand and roll the dice to keep the House and take the Senate in 2014.
The average age group of youtubers are 12-18 soomething, the age group that would watch your video is watching more official videos by established publishers on youtube like Yawn stated, for they to come over your video would require them to go deep into low views videos to begin with that are not connected to the established videos either through subscriptions or tags.
The internet is certainly not representative of population or reality
In recorded history the masses usually only takes up arms when they can't feed their children or themselves.
What you forget is that revolutions are started by very small percentage. I think 2% was the general rule, though I don't remember the source.
*Bolshevik Revolution was a done by a very small group of coup d'etat forces who after secured government institutions took control of the military.
*Through some quick research only about 8% of all americans fought during the revolution at one point or another, and over 20% of the population remained loyalists.
These are just my main examples, but you should keep in mind how quickly these things spin out of control. Think of the Khmer Rouge, a very small rebel group but within a few years are able to conquer their own nation, same with the nazis in just a timespan of just 18 something years.
So I agree with Solar on this and I remain very optimistic about the future.
An upside-down American flag means distress. I don't know what an upside-down eagle means.
Define sane, I would have asked it a slightly different way and said is there a sane person in Washington DC, I think they are all a full bubble off level.
For me the line in the sand was the day the idiots in the United states
first elected this character and his cabal of radical leftists.
The stuff that is going on now with the IRS is exactly how things operate in the third world. Which ever (corrupt) side gets in power they use it to smash and retaliate against the other.
Could not have said it better. I am still concerned about what he did in Boston. Martial law is a 3rd world trademark.
« Last post by simpsonofpg on May 18, 2013, 11:56:59 PM »
She'd make a hell of an Attroney General.
Anybody would be better than what we have now.