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Socialism or Capitalism for the next election

July 28th, 2013 | By Pirate

I am going to pretend for a moment that we actually have a choice in our elections, and that our economy is not controlled by a 1000 year old monarchy.  I am going to pretend that the central banking system known as the Federal Reserve is not financing both sides of the elections in this two party system for a minute.

My question is what will the next election look like for capitalism or socialism?  Are we heading for more socialism as we have saw increase in the last 50+ years?  We seem to keep getting more and more socialism, slowly, sort of like how you cook a frog as it is described, turning the heat up slowly so the frog doesn’t hop out.

From 1913 really, we have saw our local funds go to a centralized source via the Federal Reserve Act and the Income Tax Act.   But what fruits have we saw this centralization produce, and do we want more of these fruits?

We can talk about inflation, which is not a tricky subject.  This is very simple.  Since the Federal Reserve took over our currency, and since the dollar moved away from being redeemable in precious metals, inflation has came from the devaluation of our currency.   The more currency they print, the less the dollar is worth.  When the dollar is worth less, things cost more.  To quote Ron Paul “inflation is a tax itself”.

There are a few places you can research this that I would recommend.

http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

inflation_calculator_1913_2013

This is a good and short educational video on Youtube to explain inflation;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYWxecrq7jI

Inflation really hurts the poor.  For example with gas prices.  When Obama got into office, gas prices were around $2 per gallon, and now gas prices are over $4 per gallon.   $4 is a lot of money to many people.  So inflation hurts.

When the government spends more money, the value of the money that we have is worth less.

So it would be crazy to think that the government spending money on things like healthcare, or wars, or whatever is going to help anyone.  Even if you are getting a “free Obama phone” or free healthcare, or a free ____you fill in the blank___, it doesn’t really help you, or your children, or their children in the long run.   Because even though you are getting something for “free”, the price of everything else goes up.  Things that are important, like energy and food.   We may think a dozen free cells phones are a necessary or an important thing, but that offsets the price of other critical commodities by more because our dollar is worth less and less the more the government spends.

Gas Prices

I have continuously said that I am ok with socialism as long as it is voluntary.   If people like George Soros, or Bill Gates, or Warren Buffet, or even a smaller income producers like Jared Allway, or Russ Belville who want to contribute voluntarily to a government healthcare insurance program, and if they elect to use the government insurance option.   That is fine in my opinion.   And they could even choose to pay more.  Like Warren Buffet was recently complaining about how he pays less taxes than his secretary.   Well they could be allowed to pay as much as they want above and beyond the standard cost for these programs.

But like the Amish with Social Security, people who did not want to use the government insurance program, could elect to opt out.  They would agree to not get the benefits, however they would not be forced (by means of violence, kidnapping and imprisonment) to pay for a program that they didn’t believe in.

If this was the model, then we could hold the government accountable if they were wasting our money, or borrowing from a fund without our consent.   If the government did ______, and the subscribers of the program went to a different program instead, then it may make the government reanalyze their actions in running the insurance that they are providing.

But with most government managed programs, there is no choice.  We simply have to accept it, or go to jail for not paying.  They can borrow trillions of dollars from social programs to fund wars or any number of things, and we just have to accept it.

But with private companies (so long as the government hasn’t created regulations that make certain companies a monopoly or an oligopoly), if a person is unsatisfied with the service, they can simply cancel their policy and move to another company.  That keeps the rates, and the service in check.   If one company is not providing a good service, and another company comes in and provides a better service and the first company starts losing business.  Then to compete the company that was offering poor service, has incentive to offer better service (which is to get their customers back).

There is no accountability in government, or very little anyway.  Especially when they mandate this or mandate that.  If the government forces us to pay for an insurance plan, or else.  Then there is not free market incentives for the government to offer a better service, or to handle our money better.

Just like with the Department of Education, since 1980 when the Department of Education was introduced, our standards of education has significantly dropped compared to the world.   We have significantly dropped in all most all subjects of education.   See more here;   http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/no-federal-failure-left-behind

My advice is to compare how the USA ranked before Socialism and Crony Capitalism was introduced, to now.
The USA was doing much better, and was top in the world for having the largest middle class, the least income disparity, the best healthcare services, the most available healthcare services, the least poverty, etc..   The USA has NEVER been perfect, nor do I think we ever could be.  But I know for a fact that the USA did much better without all of the socialism and crony capitalism.

A solution that I believe in, is to keep our money local and stop sending it to the Federal government.  It has worked well for us in the past.   So I insist on ending the Federal Reserve Act, and the Income Tax Act (both the 1913 version and the 1961 version).

It would take an Act of Congress, but the Campaign For Liberty has had many proposals for this, and it CAN be done!

http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/jborowski/top-10-reasons-to-end-the-federal-reserve

Think about this in the next election!

Reference to Barack Obama admitting he is a socialist (and many of his colleagues are as well)

The numbers behind the racist drug war

July 25th, 2013 | By Pirate

What are the numbers behind the racist drug war?

First of all, if you are a bleeding heart liberal you are going to find at least 6 times in this article to call me a “racist”.   So be prepared.

Secondly, I am going to explain why I think that “racist” label is silly.

I have stated this time and time again, about how this drug war is racist against minorities, especially black folks and Hispanic folks.  The number of arrests compared to whites and blacks are 10 to 1 arresting far more blacks than whites, despite that both demographics use about the same amount of drugs.

I don’t know of too many people, neither conservatives, libertarians, liberals, progressives, or whatever that does not realize that this fact it true.

When many liberals were trying to smear Ron Paul saying “he’s racist” during this last election.  I created and posted a video on youtube.   I wrote this article as well:  http://xcannabis.net/2012/02/ron-paul-and-racism-accusations-the-marcus-garvey-of-the-21st-century/

I made the comparison between Ron Paul and Marcus Garvey because they both shared a similar political smear campaign.
When Marcus Garvey became a recognizable public figure in the 1930’s, members of his own organization The UNIA (The United Negro Improvement Association) started smearing him saying that he was a “racist” and a “betrayer of the negro”, etc.

This is another video that I made on that topic;

Racial Diversity featuring Marcus Garvey and Bob Marley

Well recently I was called a racist by a cannabis activist, who disagreed with me about the George Zimmerman verdict.
This person did not want to debate the facts, and accused Free Masonry of orchestrating this ‘not-guilty’ verdict.  But then I showed him that Trayvon Martin’s dad was a 33 degree Grandmaster Freemason, so then he started saying that more blacks are killed by whites, than whites are killed by blacks.   So I looked it up, and what I found startled me.  When he said that, I thought  “sure, that is probably true, after all whites outnumber the black population by about 5 to 1”.

But I found many sources that disagree with this.   Of course this person didn’t have numbers to provide that counter what I found, rather he just accused the source of being racist.  Despite that many of the sources were from prominent black community leaders.   See some of my references below.

http://www.femisex.com/content/blacks-are-39-times-more-likely-commit-a-violent-crime-against-whites-vice-versa-so-yes-joan

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/299918/censored-race-war-thomas-sowell

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2012/05/16/violence-by-young-blacks-covered-up.html

http://www.humanevents.com/2013/07/19/black-americas-real-problem-isnt-white-racism/

http://www.salon.com/1999/08/16/naacp/

This is the data from the FBI statistics;

“An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”

Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.

Now while I have always sympathized with the disproportional arrests of black people for drugs, typically young black people.   See this:

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/06/04/2100571/blacks-are-almost-four-times-more-likely-to-be-arrested-for-marijuana/?mobile=nc

I am starting to wonder if there is a more simple root cause for this.   Certainly the drug war started out in this country unfairly profiling minorities such as blacks and Hispanic folks as being the source of the problem.  This has always made me furious, and has always made me look to the institution as the current problem for the disproportionate profiling in the drug war.

Racist comments by Harry Anslinger the original drug czar, are what make people concerned about this topic fume.

Her is an example of this by Harry Anslinger in the 1930’s

“”Marihuana makes the ‘darkies’ think they’re just as good as a White Man” and “Marihuana makes Black Men look twice, at White Women”.

http://www.change.org/petitions/u-s-government-acknowledge-that-the-racism-of-harry-anslinger-led-to-cannabis-prohibition

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_J._Anslinger

There is no doubt that the racism in that era, and especially found in Harry Anslinger was a fuel for the fire of prohibition, especially of marijuana.

However, not all of the violent crimes that blacks commit, such as the murder rates and rape rates quoted above have anything to do with marijuana or drugs.   Many of these violent crimes are not associated with drugs.  However, many of them are.   So I just wonder if the violent crimes committed by blacks against either other blacks, or other demographics, is causing them to be found with drugs more?

Certainly there is racial profiling, and that seems to be changing in this country with having very powerful and prominent people who are black at the helm of our governmental offices, and who have done well in their profession of choice.  But there is still a sense of racism in this country.   Even against whites, which is what the article that I referenced above was saying.

In reference to how Trayvon Martin called George Zimmerman a “Creepy Ass Cracka“, this author of the article says:

“Cracker is the new Nigger and if we don’t as a society recognize just how dangerous it is to allow black racism to seep and steep we will see a total reverse on what happened 200 years ago happen in another 100…that be your kids and mine, sacrificed to the anti-white stupidity of Joan Walsh.”

http://www.femisex.com/content/blacks-are-39-times-more-likely-commit-a-violent-crime-against-whites-vice-versa-so-yes-joan

It’s true.  When everyone thought it was George Zimmerman being racist against Trayvon, because of the way the media hacked up the audio of the 911 call back in March 2012, everyone was ready to hang Zimmerman themselves.

But after hearing Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel describe how Trayvon described George Zimmerman as a “Creepy Ass Cracka” right before assaulting him, it seems to go almost un-noticed in the media and in social networks.

Like “Cracka” is ok, and is not considered racist, but the word “nigger” is.   And if George Zimmerman would have actually used the word “nigger” there is no doubt he would have been charged, tried and convicted of a hate crime.  However, in the same standards, Trayvon committed the hate crime in this case.  First by using racist language to describe his victim, and then assaulting him after.  But very few will even consider that as a possibility.

I think it’s rotten the way our society practices “Reverse Discrimination” and it is not doing anything to heal wounds of racism or divides in our country.

I don’t know if there is a connection between the violence, and the drug arrests.  Or if it’s all just a racist double standard in law enforcement.  But this violence needs to be addressed in the black community.  It continues to be a problem that most ignore but that many are dieing from.  Ignoring it is no solution.

I think even Marcus Garvey would be upset about this double standard.

While I was posting this article, a related story popped up on my facebook;

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/07/it-begins-two-white-brothers-shot-to-death-in-truck-with-free-zimmerman-bumper-sticker/

Filming in public what are your rights?

April 25th, 2012 | By Pirate

First we must define “what is public”?

I know that the law allows for one party consent in more than 10 states.   Utah being one of them, and I know because I have utilized this when dealing with police.  That applies to telephone, video etc.

But what about online, what makes online events public vs. private?

I know that on facebook and other social websites like MySpace, making a conversation, a group, a profile private is easy.
There are a lot of tutorials and ‘help’ sections to learn more about doing this.

So when a group is public, or when an email has been sent.  Are those situations where events are “public” or at least rightfully recorded?

I think so.  I have found serious issues that have included threats, bullying, intimidation and even elderly abuse online and I have recorded several of those types of events.

I don’t mind being criticized for it.  Activists do it all of the time with police and violent encounters.
I see using video is a tool for an activist, just as it is a tool of the nanny state.

It is suggested by studies that the average US citizen gets filmed without giving consent at least 300 times per day.
Which includes public camera, private (businesses) cameras, traffic lights, toll booths, police cameras (dashcams), etc.

I like to have a recording of weird shit that has presented itself in my life as well.

 

Here is an example that I found on YouTube recently that illustrates my point.

These are videos that I made that have come in handy in the past.

This incident would have been better if I had a recording of the event that took place.
But I did get some interesting data from these recordings, from public officials.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnbgtVXjgcQ

This is another issue that I recorded, and I truly believe the camera is what saved me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUgcvTZrXWA

This is another one of my new favorite websites:

http://www.copblock.org/

The real corporate vampire in our midst

May 28th, 2011 | By Pirate

I have been saying this for years about the “medical only” topic in the cannabis legalization movement.
So many people have argued with me that if we legalize cannabis, big tobacco will be the main competitor and it will be big tobacco that drives ma and pa out of the business.

I have always said since I got on this topic that big tobacco is the least of our worries.  It will be big pharmaceutical companies that come in, make laws regarding cannabis, and they will take over the cannabis market and regulate the rest of the competition out of the market entirely.

I have about 10 videos on youtube about this:   http://xcannabis.com/xcannabiscom

See this article about what is becoming the new cannabis monopoly:

http://medicalmarijuana.com/medical-marijuana-news/title.cfm?artID=91

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/meet-your-new-pot-dealer-big-pharma/Content?oid=2665515

This idea that big tobacco would win in a free market is entirely ludicrous.  In the wine industry many small family businesses thrive because of the specialness of the market and the product.  The same will always be true for cannabis so long as the little guy isn’t regulated and restricted out of the market by laws that big pharma lobby for.

Big pharma have their hands so deep in Washington’s pockets (DC that is), and congress bends to just about every whim that big pharma comes up with.
I would much rather compete with Phillip Morris in any business as opposed to big pharma!

Prop19 was not perfect, but it was a good step in securing our freedom, and protecting ma and pot from strict medical regulations that will force them out of business.

I look forward to the initiatives coming out in 2012, and I hope that we start giving the FREE MARKET the room to breathe that it deserves.  In a free market, the consumer and the small business benefits.  In a oligopoly market only the wealthy businesses thrive.

See the following media that I have made on this topic

International Herb – Culture

May 7th, 2010 | By Pirate

We love Reggae Sunsplash. This looks like Reggae Sunsplash, but I have no idea where it’s from and the description of the video at YouTube doesn’t say anything about where this is from.


My daughters typically get fussy unless reggae is on the radio, its cute.   We can be listening to country, or rap, or rock..  No matter what it is, if our youngest gets fussy, the only thing to sooth her is some Damian Marley, or Lutan Fyah, or Cocoa Tea and of course Bob, Tosh, and all the old goodie roots reggae.


One of these days Im going to compile my research and do a religious sermon on the Rasta movement.  This is an interesting history that goes back 2000+ years.  I have been putting together this research for a long time.  It’s something that doesn’t get included in our history books, just like so many other significant historical moments.


Bless up!

Questions regarding the divinity of Christ

March 23rd, 2010 | By Pirate

There are a lot of belief system that decended from the faith of Abraham.  But they disagree on just a few things.
One is the disagreement about who got the birth right Ishmael or Isaac.
The other is the divinity of Christ.

I got thinking about this questions, because I finally got my old YouTube account back after fighting of some off the flaggings that I got attacked with.
So far, I have prevailed in that, but it has taken months to win.   This account:  www.youtube.com/SLU2com  was resinstated.
Im trying to keep up the resistance there.  I haven’t posted on that account in a long time, because that subject became so much less important than legalizing ganja.  When I logged back into it, after not having access for well over a month, I saw this video that I have on my profile.


I think that topic is fascinating, even if not relevant or appreciated by everyone.  I think it is just as amazing as how big our universe is.

Im not going to say how many cannabis consumers are or are not theistic/creationist types, but I know quite a few who also enjoy this topic very much.

For those of you who don’t appreciate this topic.  Love ya!   Peace!


Also, I just want to mention that Mr. Roger Christie, a brother in Hawaii who is enduring some persecution and some harassment of his sanctuary.
Blessing to you Roger.

Law makers working on decriminalizing possession of marijuana

June 18th, 2009 | By Pirate

I try to keep up with major marijuana news, so I often visit NORML and CannabisCulture.

Right now a bi-partisan bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults in being reintroduced:

From NORML:

“Washington, DC: Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank, along with co-sponsors Ron Paul (R-TX); Maurice Hinchey (D-NY); Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA); and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), will reintroduce legislation today to limit the federal government’s authority to arrest and prosecute minor marijuana offenders.”

This bill would potentially save 860,000 lives being ruined each year for getting charged with possession of a victimless crime.
It would stand to end spending on enforcing penalties for a victimless crime, to the tune of 45 BILLION dollars per year.
It would also give room to let states tax and regulate marijuana, which would put it in a controlled liquor store type of environment, and create tax revenue that would potentially amount to 32 Billion dollars per year.

Write your congress reps and tell them to support this bill!  NORML makes it very easy to get this to your congress representatives by using the link below.  (Thanks NORML!)

http://capwiz.com/norml2/issues/alert/?alertid=13568661

See more at this video on HR 2835

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPLH-Q41PJA[/youtube]

Also see this video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW-KvGe6XuI by Reverend Ryan

Ode to Border Patrol by Pastor Steve Anderson

June 17th, 2009 | By Pirate

I got a kick out of this well written poem to describe the horror imposed on this law abiding Tempe AZ Pastor who was beaten and tazed severly by the borer patrol and dps in Arizona.

This man reminds us why our ‘freedom isn’t free’, we STILL have to fight for our freedom.  The battle wasn’t done in the American revolution, we still have overlords and dictators in our midst who would like to see our heads under their boots in one way or another.

Here’s the poem!  Be wise, and NEVER compromise your rights!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix5i8Iv-OmE[/youtube]

Freedom of Religion and Freedom from Religion

June 16th, 2009 | By Pirate

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpQOCvthw-o[/youtube]

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I can’t help but agree with what this man said in his speech, about God being at the core of the founding and history and presence of our country.
I will note, that although we have these values at our core, we also have the freedom of religion, which I believe is also a freedom FROM religion.
This religion or that religion should not be forced on anyone, nor should we have a state sponsored religion by the standards of our constitution, in other words, our nation is not a theocracy. It is a nation that has been blessed by the Almighty Lord God. But it is not a nation founded on the principle of “our way or the highway”..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_church_and_state