Saturday, June 28, 2014
Your light is so enticing...I feel compelled to come to you and show you my light display... my fears keep me away as I watch from afar.. I observe as you consume others more bold than I... my mind is consumed by only you.
-Jonathan Livingston Firefly
Friday, June 27, 2014
More Vegan Fun:
More Trey Gowdy:
Suspicions between the People’s Republic of China and its neighbors bedevil its boundaries to the east, south and west as shown in this videographic from the Economist. This is one of the videos that I’ve put into my interactive map with over 65 geography videos to share in the classroom
Tags: borders, political, conflict, water, China, East Asia.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
..In Statist Government...
Statism: concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government often extending to government ownership of industry.
In Ayn Rand Lexicon:
The political expression of altruism is collectivism or statism, which holds that man’s life and work belong to the state—to society, to the group, the gang, the race, the nation—and that the state may dispose of him in any way it pleases for the sake of whatever it deems to be its own tribal, collective good.
A statist system—whether of a communist, fascist, Nazi, socialist or “welfare” type—is based on the . . . government’s unlimited power, which means: on the rule of brute force. The differences among statist systems are only a matter of time and degree; the principle is the same. Under statism, the government is not a policeman, but a legalized criminal that holds the power to use physical force in any manner and for any purpose it pleases against legally disarmed, defenseless victims.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
And not a muckraker in sight.
*muckrakers - name applied to American journalists, novelists, and critics who in the first decade of the 20th century attempted to expose the abuses of business and the corruption in politics.
The embargo started by the Bush administration was starting to bear fruit, Iran was on her knees, then Iranian born Valerie Jarrett came along and ended the embargo and gave Iran everything it wanted. Iranian youth were ready to revolt and the regime was on its way to collapse until the Obama administration saved this theocracy with its apocalyptic world ending vision. Soon to be new and improved with nuclear weapons.