When I express my views on energy and the future of humanity I am oft times labeled a dreamer. I am sometimes told the technologies I speak of are too expensive and are therefore not worth it for homeowners to install. I am told that homeowners would be better off financially if they continue to pay the low prices charged by energy companies with their coal burning and nuclear power plants. I am told that cars can’t make the change over to battery power because the technology simply isn’t there. I don’t believe any of that is true. I think that technologies have been developed that are far ahead of anything many of us might imagine. I believe that the power elite I often talk about are preventing these technologies from getting out simply so they can continue to control your life. READ MORE »
Posts in category Human Rights
There’s a famous radio talk show I listen to. Actually, it’s on late at night and so I listen to the podcast. The host will occasionally have a guest on who will speak about the Obama administration and many times these guests will refer to the president simply as Obama. The host believes that proper respect should be shown and the top executive should be referred to as “president Obama.” He thinks that even if one doesn’t respect the man one should respect the office. I happen to disagree. I think proper respect is earned, and in my eyes Mr. Obama has not earned my respect. In my lifetime no one who has ever obtained the office of POTUS has earned my respect, with perhaps the exception of JFK but I was only three when he was killed. It is therefore extremely difficult for me to respect even the office itself. READ MORE »
As a writer and a blogger, I do occasionally correspond with some of my readers who my writings have touched. Sometimes I am exposed to interesting stories about their lives and maybe some epiphany they might have had. Such is the case with Howard who recently emailed me with a personal story about an interaction he had with what he described as a liberal/socialist on facebook. He now faces a dilemma many others who have discovered the message of freedom face, the dilemma of extricating themselves from a system they find repugnant without starving to death. READ MORE »
One of mankind’s deepest, longest asked questions is “Why is there evil?” It is a valid question to be asked. I’m not sure if anyone has the correct answer, or if there even is a correct answer, or if there is an answer at all. Certainly many theories have been proffered, and many reasons given even by those who create evil in the world, but do any of these truly answer the question of why it exists? There are explanations as to why it becomes physically manifest, but how far does it stretch into the metaphysical? As a writer of both fantasy and horror, a study into the nature of evil is essential in helping me to create good fiction. It can also help explain why it exists and how it can be conquered. READ MORE »
I had a dream the other night. I stood on the shore looking across a calm ocean. From the east I heard a strange noise. It sounded like the distant roar of a mighty beast. It was quiet on the wings of the wind, but as it passed the ocean suddenly started to roil. Before too long the still waters were undulating wildly and the silence of lapping ripples had become a cacophony of crashing waves. I wondered at what could have fomented such a drastic change. I awoke before I could find out. READ MORE »
What could be more innocuous than the pizza delivery guy? What could be more welcoming than the man or woman showing up at your door bringing sustenance from one of your favorite restaurants you just called? You didn’t even have to go out into the cold night on your own and freeze your little toes off to get your favorite food. They brought it to you. All for a small convenience fee and whatever voluntary tip you might like to give the person who provided this little service. Ah, but don’t be fooled. These people who provide this service are very dangerous. They must be stopped. You see, these types of people are a perfect example of how a free market system works. If you begin to learn from their example, why you just might learn too much about how the elite who would like to rule the world work, and we just can’t have that now, can we? Besides, you little common folk don’t need such convenient services. Such services should be exclusive to the wealthy elite. READ MORE »
The man on the frontline of the information battle, Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, has given a Christmas address. He has delivered his speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he’s been ensconsed for six months, after being granted political asylum – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/ptfxo7
RIYADH — Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks any cross-border movements.
Since last week, Saudi women’s male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are travelling together.
Manal al-Sherif, who became the symbol of a campaign launched last year urging Saudi women to defy a driving ban, began spreading the information on Twitter, after she was alerted by a couple.
Sobbing and shaking with unbearable grief, Jihad Masharawi is pictured cradling the body of his murdered 11-month-old son Omar yesterday.
As the might of Israel’s military – gunboats, tanks, and aircraft – pounded the Gaza Strip in pursuit of Islamic militants, Omar was one of 11 young Palestinians killed on a day of brutal fighting in the seemingly interminable conflict in the Middle East.
They included a chief of militant group Hamas, the Iranian-armed selfstyled “Islamic Resistance Movement” that governs Gaza.
Today the cycle of revenge continued as three people were killed in southern Israel by rockets fired from Gaza. Masharawi is a picture Editor for BBC Arabic.
His son is the latest innocent victim of a recent escalation in violence, with days of rocket fire prompting Israel to launch Operation Pillar of Defense, which Hamas said in return would “open the gates of hell”.
A 60-year-old woman was arrested after exceeding her allotted three minutes of speaking time at a California city council meeting.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that Karen Wright’s arrested was caught on video, when she was handcuffed by police and cited for disrupting a public meeting during a Riverside City Council meeting.
“Can you see my wrists? You’re pulling and jerking on my wrists!” Wright says in the video, while police forcibly handcuff her while she is on her knees. “I cannot get up without putting my hands down!”
Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge and other council members denied ordering the arrest, which occurred when Wright was addressing a local sludge-hauling contract. When her time expired, one of the two attending police officers began to escort Wright away, who then resisted and shouted to the council, “I would like you to quit the harassment with the police.”
Activists for freedom are capitalizing on political gains by the BDS movement here in South Africa to ensure that the occupation in Palestine is ended.
The escalation in protests such as this one comes only two months after the government decided that any products emanating from illegally occupied territories in Palestine must be labeled as such when sold on the South African market.
Yes, you read that right. What I’m about to write will likely piss off some of my more “conservative” readers, especially those who still think there’s any significant difference between Republicrats and Dempublicans, or Obamney and Rombama. That’s okay, people need to start getting pissed off. People need to look at the reality of politics in modern Amerika and recognize the criminality we’re putting up with. People need to march into their representatives’ offices across the country and demand they stop breaking the law. There needs to be outrage because otherwise they’re just laughing at you and me as they continue to simply do as they please. READ MORE »
“I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. That is the chief meaning of freedom. Until we can re-establish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very distinct curtailment of our liberty.”
President Calvin Coolidge in his 1925 inaugural address
In these days of political discourse, I am amazed at the number of people who are still worshipping at the feet of some political party or the other, mostly the other. While a significant number of people have “awakened,” (become aware that the whole political system is a scam and that most politicians are bought and paid for by corporate interests, mostly banks and the financial sector, and couldn’t care less about you) there are still those zombies walking around out there spouting fear based propaganda (i.e., talking points) and insisting that everything will get better if only their guy is granted control of the magical scepter of power. READ MORE »
I am once again about to step into the realm of speculation and the most extreme conspiracy theories, as I am wont to do. Today I wish to delve into one of my favorite conspiracy theories, the one that states that those in charge of running the world, the ones I like to call the establishment elite, have to tell us what they’re going to do to us before they can do it to us. This is an interesting theory that makes the claim that in the spiritual realm if one tells someone else what they’re going to do before they do it and that person doesn’t object, it makes it okay to do whatever they want without having to be accountable for it in some kind of cosmic law. READ MORE »
“If you got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
I realize that the above quote is taken out of context and that some people will argue that its simple reading isn’t what Barrack meant. I know they’ll say that he was stating that government has built the infrastructure upon which business is built. That might be technically true, but there’s a couple of problems with that. First off, I think Barrack means just what he said in that simple sentence. I think he believes that because he has never done anything worthwhile on his own, he’s always had someone holding his hand in one way or another as he’s made his way through life. People seem to forget, both his father and his stepfather were men of power and privilege. He was brought up as a child of power and privilege. I think Mitt probably feels much the same way Barrack feels, though he likely would claim just the opposite. A politician is a politician, and politicians lie and break promises. READ MORE »