Wednesday miscellany

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Swine Flu Vaccine May Be Linked to Rare Nerve Disorder : “The H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine was associated with a small but significant risk for developing a rare nervous disorder called Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS), say doctors in a report detailed in the July 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).”

Why Are Food Prices Rising So Fast? : “If you do much grocery shopping, you have probably noticed that the cost of food has been rising at a very brisk pace over the past year. So why are food prices rising so fast?”

Rising food prices the result of more than commodity prices : “Most people are surprised to find out that increasing corn and soybean prices don’t have much of a connection at all to rising food prices, said Mike Doherty, Illinois Farm Bureau Senior Economist. He said food prices are driven more by energy costs, other business costs involved with processing, transportation, and the marketing of those items on the grocery store shelf.”

Closure of Border Patrol stations across four states triggers alarm : “The Obama administration is moving to shut down nine Border Patrol stations across four states, triggering a backlash from local law enforcement, members of Congress and Border Patrol agents themselves.” Isn’t it strange how our loving government, will spit on our rights while making the U.S. into a police state all in the name of protecting us from terrorism, but they won’t secure our borders? What’s wrong with this piture?

And here we go – Homeland Security Report Lists ‘Liberty Lovers’ As Terrorists : “A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.”

Are You A Slave Of Our Debt Based Financial System? : If you went out and took a poll of the American people on July 4th (Independence Day) and asked them if they are free, what would the results look like? Of course the results would be overwhelmingly lopsided. Most Americans believe that they live in “the land of the free” and that they are not enslaved to anyone. But is that really the case?

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Comments

  1. riverrider says:

    closing border stations, blocking voter id efforts? telling agents to run instead of defending themselves from violent illegals? you have GOT to be kidding me. how can the nations top law enforcement agent just ignore the law or outright break it and get away with it? mexico is pissed at US over an agent shooting an armed assailant across the border? wth? bring home the troops, turn the combat engineers loose to build the wall, plant mines and post signs. NDAA declares we are at war on home territory, lets act like it. anything less is treason.

  2. Annie Nonymous says:

    I find it sad that those who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were really terrorists… of course, this is the same view one tyrannical King of England had of them in the late 18th centruy – they were opposed to his overarching government, nonsubmission to his government’s status quo, and failure to yield to his claim of righteous dominion and authority over him. I wonder what will replace our real history in our history books… now that our past is no longer a glorious revolutionary struggle but the act of terrorists…

    • Now see, you’re missing a big chunk of world history from the time. Britian was actually one of the most liberal countries in europe. It actually had a government branch where commoners got a say in what went on. The colonists also had a representative who’s job was to speak on their behalf to the government. Unfortunately he spent his time partying with the Hellfire Club. You might recognize his name: Benjamin Franklin. Oh, and those oppressive taxes? They were needed to pay the debt incurred during what you call the French and Indian war.

      I could go on, but suffice it to say that history isn’t glorious freedomlovers versus evil tyrants

      • Pineslayer says:

        Dash, point taken. History is never pretty or perfect. Our founders had their flaws, some drank, Mitt might think they were heathens or worse. The real point is where do we want to end up? I vote for peace and freedom. Go Libertarian or go to Europe. Sorry had to throw that in. Been drinking porters for an hour or two, our 1st Prez brewed a mean porter from what I read. Gosh I love the Misc post.

        • Yeah, with great people come great flaws. Canada’s first Prime Minister didn’t just drink, he was a Drunk! Still a brilliant an visionary man, but did he ever tie one on.

      • village idiot says:

        Hmm…French and Indian War..the proxy war in the colonies between England and France, is that the war you’re referring to? Taxing the colonists to pay for England’s war with France didn’t seem fair to some of the colonists, Dash. But I’m sure it appealed to the taxpayer in England.

        Dissolving assemblies in places like New York, quartering troops in people’s homes and forcing the homeower to pay for them, closing the Port of Boston, and many other things were considered unfair and harmful by the colonists.

        Perhaps England was one of the more progressive European nations, that hardly excuses their attempts to enrich themselves at the expense of the colonies. Colonialism has been repudiated as evil by everyone I know. Are you now trying to resurrect it?

        Hahaha…just kidding, but things are more complicated the more you know about them. There was plenty right and wrong on both sides, but there would have been no rebellion had the King of England behaved more circumspectly. George III was the real father of the American Revolution.

        • One of the main causes of the F and I war was the colonists intruding on french territory in the ohio country. There were other things involved, and britain and france would have gone to war again evenutally but one of the bigg causes was americans.

          I just like tweaking americans when they start on the historical propaganda I grew up getting american history from tv stations in New york, then got the canadian/british perspective when I got to high school. The colonsts did have legitamite complaints, but part o the issue was that the people that were supposed to be representing them to the british government weren’t bothering to do so. The american history as told by americans tends to gloss over the blame that attaches to them. Which is nothing unusual, all countries do it, but I do get a laugh from americans that think they know their history well.

          /I try to find canadian history written by other countries, but we’re not really important enough for them to bother. : /

          • village idiot says:

            Hmm…if I remember correctly, the Treaty of Paris in 1763 that ended the French and Indian War gave England a large part of French holdings in the Americas. And to make it worse, most of the casualities(not including the Indians which is another story in itself) were American colonists. England was the big winner.

            Of course, two important things happened as a result of the F&I War. First, George Washington gained the military experience he would need later, and France was waiting for a chance for revenge against England. Both culminated in the Revolutionary War.

            I wonder what the French teach in their history of the New World, and how they view the F&I War. Oh, well, maybe they teach something different in Quebec. Do you know, Dash?

            • I don’t know what they teach in Quebec, but in Ontario the war is called the Seven Years war. Mostly we covered the parts of the war that took place in what is now Canada. The Plains of Abraham when the brits took quebec city, the expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia. Its sometimes referred to as the first true world war because it was fought in Europe, Nnorth America, India, and any time the two countries met on the seas. The war is a sore point in Quebec, and the sepratistes whine every time it comes up.

    • Patriot Dave says:

      With all due respect, your knowledge of history has some very large gaps and often repeated myths. I can’t fill the gaps here. But they were not terrorists. They never attacked civilians. They wore uniforms. They met on battlefields. Not only were they fighting against oppressive taxation, no representation, but also against “Mercantilism” look it up. Many refer to it lately as crony capitalism. But it is not capitalism at all. This was not a rebellion but a war of independence. See Americanminute. org and wallbuilders. org or com for more information on our founding.

      • The people that supported britian and were burned out might beg to differ. Since we’re reccommending things to look up, “United Empire Loyalists”

        I’m familiar with mercantiism, it was an economic philosophy that stated that there was a finite amount of welth in the world which was measured in bulion. The way to increase the wealth of your country was to acquire as much bullion as possible.

  3. I’m posting this on this post as I think it’s the most current place where more people will see it.

    This is America? And I wonder where….what state?

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=623_1341963107

    • Mt. Woman, most likely my great State of the PRK! That was pretty entertaining and scary at the same time.

    • Uncle Frank says:

      Westbound I-8 in Southern California (an East-West highway that NEVER intersects the international border). As taken from the youtube video.

      Frank

      • village idiot says:

        No, not the progressive, liberal state of California. Not the state completely controlled by the Democrats. Surely you jest. Not the state with the sanctuary cities, not the state that is home to millions of illegal aliens. I’m sure it was one of those redneck states controlled by the evil Republicans. You’re wrong, Frank.

    • Pineslayer says:

      Mt Woman, that guy has ballz, er, guts. What would happen if every American stood up for what was right?

  4. Sam I am says:

    Looks like SurvivalBlog.com is down again. I wonder what is going on over there? He has been down 90% of the time for the past 4 days.

    • village idiot says:

      I’m beginning to wonder if it isn’t the you-know-who that’s behind these attacks, Sam.

    • tommy2rs says:

      I looked up his old quad address and apparently he is setting up a new server. Might be a bit until the DNS name server resets. The quad address has changed with the new server to http://70.39.87.131/

  5. sw't tater says:

    The info on the swine flu….same as was released in a British news paper about two years ago. It was instrumental in our determination to use natural means for anti-virals.

    • MtWoman says:

      SWT TATER….would love an article, or just a comment on natural anti-virals. I use garlic, oreganol, and a couple of other things, but I’m always interested in learning about more. I think this info is uber important with how things are going with diseases and our medical system. I think immunity is a hot topic.

  6. tommy2rs says:

    Ah, DHS, now we know why you bought 450,000 rounds of .40 S&W. Why the idjit prez (bless his little heart) wanted the power to hold “terrorists” without due process…lol. Wonder if Obama gets voted out will he claim it’s due to “terrorist” activity and declare martial law?

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    Just figured there ought to be something to laugh at today.

  7. My 7th and 8th generation ago grandfathers both fought for 6 years during the Revolutionary War for freedom. I can hear them turning over in their graves with what is going on today. I see we are now like they were and considered enemies of the “state”. Will we be able to use the system to return our freedoms to their once elevated state or will we be forced to action to secure our freedoms all over again? I pray we can still make the system my forefathers fought for work.

  8. JP in MT says:

    I got a kick out of it that Holder feels you don’t need a state or federal photo ID to vote but you do need one to attend his speech on how we should need one to vote. I did like his comment that your carry permit would work but not a student ID (exactly how many aliens do we have attending college in the US? Does this mean he feels you don’t need to be a citizen to vote?)

    • It’s all political. The Dems (Obama specifically), know that they have the Latino vote so the more they allow to vote (even illegals) the better. Thus, they don’t want voters to have to show I.d.’s because it’s one less vote for Obama.

  9. village idiot says:

    CNBC is reporting that Obama has signed an executive order(dictatorial edict in this case) giving the government control of the Internet and all other private communication sources. I saw something about it earlier, but was on vacation and didn’t realize the implications. He is following the same path as Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Strange coincidence that thousands of liberals and progressives have visited Venezuela during the Chavez regime. Chavez banned private ownership of firearms last month. Obama says he will sign a UN Treaty that will force the registration of firearms in the US. Anyone who votes for Obama knows what they will be getting.

  10. MENTALMATT says:

    God help us from the government. I think a revolution is in order, I just dont think it will happen, and if this country could survive it.

  11. Since when did the government OWN the Internet?

    • Don’t you remember? Al Gore invented the internet.
      Regardless of what the articles may say, a bad corn crop will have big results on the food chain. 75% of all processed foods in on grocery shelves contain corn in one form or another. Chickens live on a diet high in corn. There will be a delay, though. “Food factories” are currently using corn (and wheat, soy, oats, …) from LAST years crops. The effect on the food chain will be felt strongly when they run out of current storage. And by then gasoline may be back up in price and non-coal electricity will be more expensive, too. Just remember – the effects are down the road, but they will come.