Thursday, December 2, 2010

10 Skills Needed To Thrive In A Post-Collapse World

"Some experts see the perfect storm emerging for a dramatic collapse of Western civilization claiming we've reached environmental, economic, and geopolitical tipping points. Clearly, some skills will be far more valuable than others if this societal breakdown occurs. Sorry bankers, lawyers, and accountants, there won't be a need for you in a post-collapse world."

"Here are 10 invaluable skills that will likely help you sustain yourself in a hand-made local world. "

"I'm A Country Boy, I Just Want To Be Left Alone"

"A fiat-money inflation can be carried on only as long as the masses do not become aware of the fact that the government is committed to such a policy."
-- Ludwig von Mises
"Thompson faces eviction from his 38 acres in Madison County. The county lawyer tells 24-Hour News 8 it's because Thompson is breaking too many rules, laws and ordinances; Thompson has no water, no sewer and no electricity in his recreational trailer that he calls home."


In other words, repealing Don't Ask will cost lives in battle.


Via Cousin Joel

Lincoln Caplan, Intentional Idiot

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"This is so obtuse as to be intentional idiocy, or outright lack of a quality education. Does the NYTimes just lift the rugs when they want some cockroach to write an Op-ed, or what?"

My TSA Encounter

"On November 21, 2010, I was allowed to enter the U.S. through an airport security checkpoint without being x-rayed or touched by a TSA officer. This post explains how."

Rep. Ted Poe: Illegals Are Breaking The Bank

"The Federation for American Immigration Reform has estimated that the total cost of education for illegals is $52 billion a year. The report says Texas is saddled with $16.4 billion of that amount........ the director of research for the Health and Human Services Commission, told the committee that healthcare to illegal immigrants last year cost the state of Texas nearly $100 million, with the bulk being emergency room care."

Mullen: Don't Like 'Don't Ask?' Don't Serve!

Family Research Council
Agree with us or get out!
That was the stunning message from Adm. Mike Mullen at today's emotional Senate hearing over "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." In round one of a two-day discussion over the Pentagon's report, it was clear from the outset that the President's social agenda is more important to the military's political appointees than any concern for the well-being of our troops, their mission and our nation's security. If lifting the ban causes some people to "quit the service," Mullen said indifferently, "we'll deal with that." Soldiers who don't want to live, shower, and fight with homosexuals should look for a new job, he told senators. "Repeal of the law will not prove unacceptable risk... And families will not encourage their loved ones to leave the service in droves."

According to the Pentagon's own report, a whopping 12% of spouses would urge their husband or wife to do just that! But despite all the evidence to the contrary, Adm. Mullen insists that "War does not stifle change; it demands it. It does not make it harder; it facilitates it." Tell that to the 60% of Army and Marine fighters who are fiercely opposed to repeal. Their views, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) argued, "should not be considered lightly." As Gen. Carl Mundy, former Commandant of the Marine Corps, warned in a letter to the Senate just this week, "You... are moving [toward repeal] without any compelling reason to do so other than because of the demands by small, but highly vocal and financially influential special interest groups whose objectives go far beyond acceptance for military service." To hear more from General Mundy, click on the video below to watch FRC's special military webcast--which also featured Senate Armed Services Committee Member Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and other veterans with deep concerns about the Pentagon's survey, the direction of debate, and the serious consequences for our troops.

SCV CIC Michael Givens On Hardball/Newsweek/London Times

The Commander in Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Michael Givens, will appear on MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews Friday, December 3rd, airing at 5PM and 7PM. He will be discussing the upcoming Sesquicentennial and media-contrived “controversy.” CIC Givens is also writing a piece for Newsweek magazine and will be interviewed by the London Times.

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Via Bernhard

Senior NC NCO Busted For Unauthorized Medals

Hinton said he's angry that Letuli appears to be retiring with full benefits, with only the loss of one stripe as punishment. "He needs to be court-martialed and thrown out," Hinton said. "How does an E-8 or E-9 get away with this, with only a slap on the wrist? I don't get it."

Top Ten Lies About Senate Bill 510


(NaturalNews) The Food Safety Modernization Act looks like it's headed to become law. It's being hailed as a "breakthrough" achievement in food safety, and it would hand vast new powers and funding to the FDA so that it can clean up the food supply and protect all Americans from food-borne pathogens.

Via Tom

Mission Compromised: How the Military Is Being Used To Advance A Radical Agenda

Guests included:

* Host: Tony Perkins, Marine Corps veteran and President, FRC Action
* Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Member, Senate Armed Services Committee
* Gen. Carl Mundy, former Commandant of the Marine Corps
* Brig. Gen. Douglas Lee, Chaplain (U.S. Army, Ret.)
* Sgt. Brian Fleming (U.S. Army, Ret.), veteran of the war in Afghanistan and Purple Heart recipient
* Cathy Ruse, Senior Fellow, Legal Studies, Family Research Council
* Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, Family Research Council
* Tom McClusky, Senior Vice President, FRC Action

Heidi Beirich Spreads Hate, Caught On Tape

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Just obey the government regardless, right $PLC?

Via Rebellion

GOA Alert Request

Oleg Volk
GOA to Congress: Read the Constitution!

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

Thursday, December 2, 2010

In January, the new Congress will be sworn in, and each member will swear an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Judging by how often Congress operates outside the bounds of the Constitution, one wonders if the members actually ever read our most important founding document.

If there is a mandate for the Congress coming out of the 2010 elections, it is that the Constitution must be made relevant again. And what better way to begin the One Hundred Twelfth Congress than to have read aloud, in both the House and Senate, the Constitution in its entirety.

The House and Senate will waste hours congratulating sports teams, naming post offices, and various other meaningless tasks. Even worse, it will spend much more time doing things for which it has absolutely no constitutional authority.

The purpose of this petition is clear and obvious. The Congress must be reminded that this is a nation of laws, and there is a law that governs what the Congress is empowered to do -- either to justify their actions or to demonstrate when they are unlawfully operating beyond their bounds, no matter how well-intentioned.

If you believe that the Constitution matters in the 21st century, and if you agree that it would be time well spent for the Congress to read the Constitution, then please SIGN THE PETITION.

Obviously, in petitioning our government, the people must speak with numbers on their side. Just like it's only one vote per person at the ballot box, but each vote counts and any vote can make the difference, so it is that every signature on this petition counts. So please help get the word out. Spread the petition effort far and wide -- family, friends, churches, gun clubs, Facebook, e-mail lists, internet forums, your own website or blog, radio shows... whatever you think might result in even one additional signature. Thank you.

Regional Differences

North v. South.

Archive Of Julian Assange's Old Blog

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Irrationality in argument

Via Global Guerrillas

Pelosi Climate Panel Dies In Republican Sweep Of House

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"Republicans will eliminate the House committee created by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to highlight the threat of climate change........"
Dr. Robinson (Dixie's Homeschooler) Myth Of Global Warming

Lieberman Has Power To Shut Down Websites With A Phone Call

"Senator Joe Lieberman, the man behind legislation to give President Obama a kill switch for the Internet in the move towards a Chinese-style government controlled world wide web, now has the power to shut down websites with a mere phone call, as was underscored yesterday when Amazon axed Wikileaks from its servers after being pressured to do so by Lieberman’s Senate Homeland Security Committee." More with one minute video.

'Hobbit' Casting Director Fired For Turning Away 'Dark-Skinned' Actors

"We are looking for light-skinned people. I’m not trying to be … whatever. It’s just the brief. You’ve got to look like a Hobbit,"
"'s stories are derived entirely of Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and Norse lore which were all of the white race......"

"There's a difference between hating or judging someone by the color of their skin vs. not looking the part of a cast member which best conveys the story and the environment. I mean, you can't cast a Caucasian guy to play the role of Shaft just like you can't cast a black guy to be King George VI (King's Speech)."

Via Jamey, SDYC


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The party goers and well wishers
Deny the facts, deny the fissures
They dance atop the speeding floe
That hurtles to the falls below
We have our rights! they scream and shout
You cannot turn this floe about!

There are no falls around the bend
And if there are, it’s not the end
So we will dance and sing all night
And hope that all will turn out right
America will save us soon
Did not they put men on the moon?
Are not they friends who won’t forget?
Will they not come to pay our debt?
They’ve saved us from much worse before
They saved us twice from reckless war
They saved us from the Russian bear
Deny us now they would not dare

No we will dance, watch our debt climb
While fearful they won’t come this time
With pieces breaking off the floe
Here come the falls, the rocks below
Two thousand years, a goodly run
We’ve thrown away for decades fun
No babies born, but what the hell
I’m sure Islam will treat us well


Via Western Rifle Shooters Association

Chanuka Festival

Story here at Doubletapper.


"Things Just Cannot Go On This Way"

History is repeating itself, as Dixie said last night.