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I just received a notice from WND where they cite a newspaper article quoting a terrorist who is behind the rocket attacks on Israel.
When the terrorist was asked why they couldn't aim their rockets better, the terrorist said, "Their God is re-directing our rockets".
Praise God. He said He would protect Israel. God doesn't lie. Those terrorists actually acknowledge "Their God". You'd think they would actually turn to this powerful God. I hope they do!
People sometimes accuse libertarians of being impractical. That befuddles me because libertarianism is the only practical philosophy there is. Why is that? Because libertarianism works. The only philosophies don’t.
Consider immigration. People say: “You libertarians are so impractical with your call for open borders.”
Yet, what could be more practical than a policy that brings about peace, prosperity, and harmony?
Look at what statism has done in the area of immigration. We have endless cycle of crises and reforms, accompanied by paroxysms of anger, frustration, and exasperation. With the possible exception of the drug war, foreign policy, public schooling, and healthcare, you couldn’t find a more dysfunctional program than immigration controls.
Let’s also not forget the police-state environment along the border, including the Berlin Fence and those Soviet-style domestic checkpoints where Stasi-like guards demand to see your papers and get horribly angry when you refuse to answer their questions.
That’s an aberrant system. How can anyone say otherwise?
The results of immigration controls shouldn’t surprise anyone. After all, immigration controls are nothing more than a variation of socialist central planning. Wouldn’t we expect the consequences of socialism here to be just as perverse as they are in the Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea, and China?
Consider the libertarian idea of open borders. No more immigration crises, deaths, human smuggling, and police state along the border. Just a normal flow of people back and forth across the border.
What’s more practical than a philosophy that works? What’s more impractical than a philosophy that doesn’t?
Look at the drug war. A perverse and dysfunctional system if there ever was one. Decades of violence, death, destruction, and corruption, without any noticeable effect on the supply of or demand for drugs. And notice something important: the more they crack down, the worse the problem gets.
Statists remain deeply wedded to the drug war, notwithstanding its decades of manifest failure and destructiveness. How practical is that? Can you think of anything more impractical than doubling down on a failed and destructive policy, especially in the hope of achieving a different result?
Consider the libertarian position: End the drug war by repealing all laws that criminalize the use, possession, distribution, or sale of drugs — all drugs, not just marijuana. What would that do? It would bring an immediate end to the drug gangs, drug lords, gang wars, and governmental corruption along with all the police-state practices and violations of liberty and privacy that have accompanied the drug war.
Pray tell: What could be more practical than that? Again, what could be more practical than a philosophy that works, especially compared to one that doesn’t work, hasn’t worked, and will never work?
Consider healthcare. Conservative statists spend their time exclaiming against Obamacare, while liberal statists spend their time defending it. What could be more impractical than those two positions? What good would it do to repeal Obamacare? Wasn’t there a huge healthcare crisis that Obamacare was intended to address? What good will it do to maintain Obamacare? Isn’t it just another socialist reform measure that is certain to provide more healthcare crises down the road?
In other words, both conservatives and liberals are just wasting their time, money, and energy. Their respective hopes and dreams regarding healthcare will continue to provide nothing but crises.
The libertarian position? Repeal Medicare, Medicaid, occupational licensure, and healthcare and insurance regulation. A total separation of healthcare and the state. What could be more practical than that, especially given we would once again be relying on the free market to deliver healthcare. Everyone knows — or should know — that the free market delivers the best of everything, especially compared to socialistic plans like Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare.
Just think: Under libertarianism, no more healthcare crises, and everyone receiving reasonably priced, high-quality healthcare from doctors and others who, once again, love what they do in life. What could be more practical than that?
Foreign interventionism? Nothing but violence, death destruction, horrific consequences, and foreign anger and hatred toward the United States under the statist philosophy.
World War I didn’t make the world safe for democracy or end all wars. It led to World War II, the war that delivered Eastern Europe and East Germany to the Soviet communists, which were then made the target of a 45-year Cold War along with the establishment of the national-security state, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, Persian Gulf War, and then came the war on terrorism, the debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan, torture, rendition, indefinite detention, militarism, and the ever-growing assaults on the civil liberties and privacy of the American people.
What could be more dysfunctional and impractical than all that? Compare that to libertarianism, which would dismantle the warfare state, including the empire of foreign and domestic military bases, the Cold War national-security state apparatus, the CIA, the NSA, and the entire military-industrial complex—and abolish the taxes that fund them.
What would that accomplish? Only a peaceful, prosperous, and harmonious society, that’s all. What could be more practical than that?
Public schooling? By the time kids reach 18 years of age, they have had the love of learning smashed out of them through a rigid system of regimentation, conformity, deference to authority, and obedience. Of course, this is where people receive their indoctrination — mental training from the state to ensure that people remain faithful, loyal, and obedient drones of the system and lack the mental capability of challenging it at a fundamental level.
Everyone, even the most stalwart defenders of public schooling, acknowledge what a fiasco the system has been. Why, even the president of the United States refuses to send his children into the public schooling system. That’s because he loves his children and, therefore, refuses to hand them over to the state’s “educational” system.
What could be more impractical than a system that destroys or damages people’s minds in their formative years?
Libertarians? We say: Separate school and state. Get rid of all state involvement in education. Rely totally on the free market for education. What could be more practical than a free-market educational system, one in which people love to learn?
The good news is that more and more people, especially young people, are figuring all this out and self-describing as libertarians. That includes people from both the left and the right. You see this playing out especially in the drug war, where countless people are popping up everywhere calling for an end to the drug war.
For the life of me, I don’t understand why anyone would embrace a philosophy and policies that are failed and have no chance of success. That sure seems impractical to me.
On the other hand, I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t embrace libertarianism, especially given the fact that it works. Embracing a philosophy that works seems to me to be infinitely practical.
Who Benefits the Most From the Illegal Immigration of Guatemalan’s?
Will the President of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina benefit? Will the CEO and main shareholder of Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc, Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh benefit? Will the Rothschild's who appear to hold shares in every major Fortune 500 company and their corporate veils like Blackrock Institutional Trust Company benefit? Will the Catholics, Mormons and other churches benefit? Only one thing is for darn sure, it will not be the United States of America who will benefit.
Let’s begin with President Molina who studied at the Inter-American Defense College in Washington D.C. and during his 30 year military career achieved the rank of General. His goal is to achieve higher security in Guatemala and to eradicate hunger under his Zero Hunger Pact. The Clinton Global Initiative, always ready with its hand out when there is "crisis" hand-out money available, helped bring together a partnership to support Molina’s Zero Hunger Plan. Also the USDA has been involved in Feed the Future, the "U.S. Government's Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative."
With all this international attention and funding, why then are nearly one-half of Guatemalan children under the age of five still chronically malnourished, one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world? Do you think that the emigration of his people to the USA matters to President Molina, knowing that his primary source of foreign income, equivalent to nearly TWO-FIFTHS of exports or ONE-TENTH of the national GDP comes from Guatemalan relatives living in the USA, sending money back to their relatives residing in Guatemala?
What does Fresh Del Monte Produce have to do with all of this? At the height of its power, the United Fruit Company (now known as Fresh Del Monte Produce) owned a staggering 42% of the entire country of Guatemala and paid not one cent in tax on it. The same company owned the railways, the telephone system, the ports and a large fleet of ships built by some of the finest shipyards in the world. In addition to the creme de la creme of Boston society and Rockefeller banking interests, there were other very important people associated with the company; for example, there was Nelson Rockefeller's former assistant at the State Department, John Moors Cabot (part of the Cabot-Lodge nexus), who owned a large block of stock in United Fruit (he later wrangled for himself a convenient ambassadorship to Guatemala); then there was John's brother, Thomas C. Cabot, Jr., who briefly served as president of United Fruit; there was also John J. McCloy, later closely associated with the CIA and the World Bank; there was also John Foster Dulles, head of the Rockefeller Foundation and later head of the U.S. State Department, and his brother Allen, who became CIA Chief under President Eisenhower - and on and on ad infinitum. It was a Who's Who of some of this nation's wealthiest families - pretty much the same ivy league crowd who later took over the CIA and the State Department after World War II.
In 1944 the people of Guatemala overthrew the fascist right-wing dictator then in power, Jorge Ubico and Guatemala held its first true election in history. They elected Dr. Juan Arevalo Bermej to the presidency. A new constitution was drawn up based on the U.S.Constitution. At the time, only 10% of the land was available for use by the natives. Arevalo was succeeded in another free election by Jacobo Arbenz who continued the reform process and proposed to redistribute some of the unused land and make it available to farm. This is when the elite corporate globalists cried foul and began a propaganda campaign that included Ed Whitman, United Fruit’s top public relations officer and the husband of Ann Whitman, President Eisenhower’s private secretary. (Ed Whitman produced a film, “Why the Kremlin Hates Bananas) Sigmund Freud’s nephew, Edward L. Bernays also conducted psychological warfare and embarked on a campaign that included aggressive propaganda tactics. Also, a study group led by Adolf Berle, a businessman inexorably linked to Rockefeller interests in Latin America also served on the board of the Society for the investigation of Human Ecology, a foundation the CIA created as a cover for MK- Ultra, a code name for covert methodologies to manipulate individual mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs and other chemicals, sensory deprivation, isolation, and verbal and sexual abuse. It was a successful Coup Made in America! (Video)
United Fruit later changed its name and ownership several times until it eventually became known as Fresh Del Monte Produce. Fresh Del Monte was spun off to Mexican owners who faltered and then it fell into the hands of the Mexican government. In 1996 Fresh Del Monte was purchased by a Palestinian who had made a fortune importing bananas to the Middle East. The company is incorporated in the Cayman Islands a Caribbean tax haven for the last reported Fresh Del Monte profits of $145 million dollars. Abu-Ghazaleh owns a majority of the stock in the company and he is listed as one of the top 500 most powerful Arabs in the world, and also serves as a Director of Jordan Kuwait Bank. After Abu-Ghazaleh bought the company, the minority shareholders sued him claiming that he had purchased the company for half its price by bribing a Mexican government official. The payment was proven, but the lawsuit failed. Could that be because Marvin Bush, the brother of President Bush, joined the Board of Directors of Fresh Del Monte in 1998 and served on the board’s critically important audit and compensation committees until 2002.(some say even longer than that)
Currently on the Board of Directors of Fresh Del Monte is John H Dalton who interestingly also serves as the President of the Housing Policy Group of the Financial Services Roundtable in Washington, D.C., an invitation only financial services lobbying and advocacy organization located in Washington D.C. that donates heavily to both Republicans and Democrats. What is his current position at Fresh Del Monte? He is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committee’s!
Fresh Del Monte Produce’s partners include Feeding America which provides food assistance to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States. So, while the USDA is busy handing out food to the starving Guatemalans with its Feed the Future program, Fresh Del Monte whose plantation workers all over Central America are malnourished, is feeding poor Americans! Make sense?
Corporate America, the State Department and the CIA all seem to be implicated in the Guatemala story, but there is also a fourth member of the team: the American Evangelical community. History demonstrates that the CIA used Protestant missionaries to great effect in the Philippines. They had been "employed" in that country in a CIA campaign against the Huks, along with an airborne leaflet program. The CIA has enlisted the support of Christian missionaries over and over again...so why should Guatemala be any different? There have been inferences of leaflets instructing Guatemalans how to emigrate to the United States and what their rights are once there. Are CIA operatives involved…or their Christian pawns?
The current population of the Republic of Guatemala is estimated to be about 15.44 million and their major religion is Roman Catholicism. The next largest religion is Protestantism and Guatemalans are among a growing number of Latin Americans who have turned to Mormonism in the last few years. The Mormon emphasis on traditional family values is an appealing characteristic as well as the idea of being part of a modern day, global organization. The most recent Quetzaltenango Guatemala MormonTemple sits on 6.47 acres and totals 21,085 square feet. Are the baptismal "Waters of Mormon" located on Atitlan Lake in Guatemala? Does Glenn Beck know this? Are religious groups vying for the attention of Guatemalans and are they grandstanding to gain more followers?
In summation, President Molina stands to benefit from the emigration of his poorest. Abu-Ghazaleh will benefit from the cheap and ready labor for his plants in the USA, while the global elite look forward to benefit from increased profits at Del Monte Fresh Produce. The churches will be “used” to advance the New World Order as they compete to become the One World religion. The Clintons will continue to spew their humanitarian mockery while promoting the Rockefeller Foundation on their web site, including a commitment by the Rockefeller Foundation to invest $100 million dollars in creating 100 “Resilient Cities” with 100 Chief Resilience Officers to oversee them. This Youtube which can be found on the Clinton Global Initiative site is a must watch!
There are over 15 million people in the Republic of Guatemala. There are almost 8 million people in Honduras. If the Rockefeller’s and the Clintons and the Bush’s and the Obama’s were really concerned....why not set up a $23 Million dollar foundation that would give a one time quarter million dollars to each and every resident in the Republics of Guatemala and Honduras and use the leftover funds to help build schools, hospitals and infrastructure, using local labor? Then, shore up our American borders with high tech equipment, fencing and added Border Patrol agents using all the money we are currently sending overseas to CIA Muslim operatives. Why not suggest to Obama now that Ramadan is over, instead of celebrating by going on his mulit-million dollar, 16 day vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, that we use the multi-million dollar taxpayer paid vacation money to fund this innovative plan and at the same time solve both our immigration AND deportation problems! But all dreaming aside, a solution is not the issue here. Who benefits the most from illegal immigration? The Large Families That Rule the World.
This immigration problem is not about solutions, it is about creating a crisis and about the fundamental transformation of America.
WELCOME to 2014:
* Our Phones – Wireless
* Cooking – Fireless
* Cars – Keyless
* Food – Fatless
* Tires –Tubeless
* Dress – Sleeveless
* Youth – Jobless
* Leaders – Shameless
* Relationships – Meaningless
• Attitudes – Careless
* Fee Feelings – Heartless
* Education – Valueless
* Children – Mannerless
* Country – Godless
* We are SPEECHLESS,
* Government is CLUELESS,
* And our Leaders are WORTHLESS !
I'M SCARED ...
Israel FM spokesperson slams statement by UN rights chief Navi Pillay as 'populist, embarassing'
The United Nations Human Rights Council will launch an inquiry via an international committee into alleged war crimes committed by Israel in the most recent round of Gaza fighting, it was decided today after a vote held in the council. 22 member states voted in favor of the inquiry.
"The decision today by the HRC is a travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere," the Israeli Prime Minister's Office stated in reply, "rather than investigate Hamas, which is committing a double war crime by firing rockets at Israeli civilians while hiding behind Palestinian civilians, the HRC calls for an investigation of Israel, which has gone to unprecedented lengths to keep Palestinian civilians out of harm's way, including by dropping leaflets, making phone falls and sending text messages."
The HRC should be launching an investigation into Hamas's decision to turn hospitals into military command centers, use schools as weapons depots and place missile batteries next to playgrounds, private homes and mosques," the Prime Minister's Office added in the statement.
Israel's military actions in the Gaza Strip could amount to war crimes, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said earlier on Wednesday during an emergency session of the UN Human Rights Council. She also condemned Hamas' indiscriminate firing of missiles into Israel.
The meeting was held to discuss the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. The Palestinian and Arab countries filed a draft with the Council requesting a probe into alleged war crimes being perpetrated in the war.
"There seems to be a strong possibility that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes," Pillay told the emergency session, citing attacks that have killed Palestinian civilians, including children.
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