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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Vol 08 No 08 Liberty ViewsLetter 02-18-2012

Vol 08 No 08 Liberty ViewsLetter 02-18-2012
Eighth Year, Issue 314
The announcement of Liberty ViewsLetter goes to 634 up 12 subscribers last week

We invite your comments and feedback. We invite your submissions; articles you have read. Send us a link. Or you can send us something you have written yourself.

Managing Editor Chuck McGlawn Chuckest@aol.com
Contributing Editors
Walter Clark/Paula Clark
Chuck McGlawn

To subscribe, unsubscribe, comment or to submit, go to > Liberty  ViewsLetter

PreViews
Congratulations, if you are reading this you have successfully responded to and navigated your way to the Eighth issue of our new Liberty Views Website. The format will be much the same as before. Our major sections will be  LibertyViews Where we present an abbreviation or Quotes From Commentaries from reliable sources with links to the FULL ARTICLE. Starting with the lead article, that we call Your Must Read for the Week. The NewsViews where we will present an abbreviation or Quotes From Liberty significant news articles from very diverse sources with links to the FULL ARTICLE. We will also continue to include  ChallengeViews, WordViews, ReaderViews,  AnnounceViews and Audio/VideoViews. There is another element, least important but most demanding, that being called PersonalViews. Each element is separated by a joke, a quote or some interesting trivia. Please Read on…



LibertyViews

PersonalViews While I think Ron Paul for President 2012 is the best plan to STOP, DELAY of SHORTEN the “Storm from the Gathering Clouds”. Even if elected, and circumstances can render that result, it will not eliminate the need for the Liberty of self-sufficiency. Therefore, the Liberty ViewsLetter will include information about the PREPERATION for the Liberty of self-sufficiency. The most important thing you have to do toward that end, you can do during the next week. What you can do is to GET STARTED. For starters, when you do your grocery shopping this week, spend an extra $20.00 on food that you can store for that “Rainy Day”. [Remember the “Gathering Clouds”] The second thing you can do is click on one of the “Preppers Links” included in today’s Liberty Views and take in the information you find there.

We have been doing these Liberty ViewsLetters almost weekly since 1/1/2005. We have shared 35,000 plus pages of valuable Liberty oriented information. However, our efforts, and the efforts of thousands of other has not stemmed the tide of the potential collapse. We are therefore taking the Liberty ViewsLetter to the next stage of the Liberty of self-sufficiency.

We will cover such things as neighborhood cooperation, personal and community vegetable gardens. Preparing your produce for long term storage. Self-protection, budgeting for preparedness, reliable books, and internet sources, gardening etc. Everything related to the Liberty of self-sufficiency
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Why is Mickey Mouse bigger than his dog Pluto?

Do pigs ever pull their ham strings?
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Your Must See For The Week The Most Vile and Inhumane Immigration Story You Will Read This Week Mike Riggs 02/15/2012
Felipe Montes lived and worked in the United States for nine years. During that time, he held a full-time job, paid his bills, and fathered two children with his wife, Marie. He failed, however, to pay several traffic tickets, or to acquire a driver's license or car insurance. As a result, a 2010 traffic stop ended with Montes being taken to a detention center where he was scheduled for deportation.
Marie Montes gave birth to the couple’s third child while her husband was behind bars. Six weeks later Felipe Montes was deported. Two weeks after that, the Allegheny County child welfare department took all three children from Marie Montes on the grounds that she could not afford to take care of them, and put them in foster care, where two of them have already been abused. [Abused by people that the Allegheny County child welfare department found totally, acceptable as Foster Parents]
Color Lines, the publication put out by the immigration reform think tank Applied Research Center, interviewed Montes, his wife, and their neighbors in Sparta, North Carolina. “He was a real good guy and as a worker he could do anything,” said Montes’ former boss. “He loved those kids more than anything. We’d be doing tree work and it’d be kind of dangerous and he’d say, ‘I’ll do this but if something happens you have to take care of the kids, ok?’”

I invite, encourage, entice, influence, pressure, persuade, cajole, coax, plead, request can I demand? Or would a threat of bodily harm move you to read FULL ARTICLE at http://reason.com/blog/2012/02/15/the-most-vile-and-inhumane-immigration-s This is Eye Opening INFORNATION, making it a MUST READ. This article exposes the harm done by our Government’s over zealous tactics. GET THE FACTS CONTAINED IMPRINTED ON YOUR MIND. THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AND BE READY TO PRESENT COGENT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT. READ THE FULL ARTICLE and then FORWARD IT TO EVERYONE ON YOUR E-MAILLIST.
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A serious drunk walked into a bar and, after staring for some time at the only woman seated at the bar, walked over to her and kissed her. She jumped up and slapped him silly. He immediately apologized and explained, "I'm sorry. I thought you were my wife. You look exactly like her."

"Why you worthless, insufferable, wretched, no good drunk!" she screamed.

"Funny," he muttered, "you even sound exactly like her."

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ChallengeViews At noon and midnight, the hour and minute hands are exactly coincident with each other. How many other times between noon and midnight do the hour and minute hands cross? DRB 1860 was first with 11.


This Week’s Challenge. Complete the following quotations correctly
1. A penny for your _______________________________  .
2. Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you ________________
3. Give him an inch, he’ll take________________________
Of the three, how many do you think you got right?_______
Send your answer to Chuckest@aol.com . Answer posted next week.
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Why do some realty signs say 'For Sale By Owner'? Who the heck else would be selling it?
Why doesn't TV have a channel #1?
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Decency Requires a Minimum-Wage Law? March 2004
Proponents of Minimum-Wage Laws Commit Logical, Economic and Moral Fallacies
August 11, 2003, Los Angeles Times op-ed page, where Republican Douglas MacKinnon argues that anyone who cares about the poor should be ashamed of the failure of the Senate to raise the minimum wage. His essay is a model not only of economic illogic, but of moral illogic also. (Actually, the two are connected.) The economic fallacy MacKinnon commits is the failure to acknowledge that prices for anything, including the cost of buying someone’s labor power, depend not only on aggregate supply and demand, but also on the economic priorities (“values”) of individual buyers (and sellers). In other words, “demand” refers not only to the number of people who desire something, but also to the (variable) intensity with which a particular buyer desires it. Based solely on aggregate supply and demand, I could have someone else mow my lawn for around $30, but for the most part I am content to mow my own lawn. If it cost 30 cents, however, I would surely hire someone else to do it. The act of mowing my lawn has no fixed, predetermined “worth.” [This is BASIC information. A knowledge bank must have,.FULL ARTICLE at http://www.thefreemanonline.org/featured/decency-requires-a-minimum-wage-law-it-just-aint-so/
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A man and his wife were making their first doctor visit prior to the birth of their first child. After everything checked out, the doctor took a small stamp and stamped the wife's stomach with indelible ink. The couple was curious about what the stamp was for, so when they got home, he dug out his magnifying glass to try to see what it was. In very tiny letters, the stamp said, "When you can read this without needing a magnifying glass, come back and see me."
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Quotes From
Thousands of Kids Lost From Parents In U.S. Deportation System
Clara’s eldest kid was 6 years old and her youngest just a year old when it happened. Josefina’s baby was 9 months. All three children were ripped from their mothers and sent to live in foster homes with strangers. Clara and Josefina, sisters in their early 30s who lived together in a small northern New Mexico town, had done nothing to harm their children or to elicit the attention of the child welfare department. Yet one morning last year, their family was shattered when federal immigration authorities detained both sisters. Clara begged them to let her call a friend who could come pick up the children. The agents refused. Clara and Josefina were deported four months later.

According to over 100 child welfare caseworkers and attorneys, we interviewed around the country, as rates of deportations increase, so do the numbers of children from immigrant families in foster care. Indeed, federal data released to the Applied Research Center through a Freedom of Information Act request shows that almost one in four people deported in the last year was the mother or father of a United States citizen.

Roberta is one such parent. Almost a year ago, she was arrested on a drunken driving charge that would likely have triggered only a short interruption in her child custody, if she were a citizen. Instead, it threatens to result in the termination of the 35-year-old’s parental rights, because she is an undocumented immigrant and was deported after being charged.

PS At least 5100 children who are presently in foster care whose parents have been detained or deported. Read More at http://tinyurl.com/LibertyViewsImmigration314-1
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Why do we struggle to find the closest parking place when we go to the mall, then spend three hours walking all over the place?

Why do women go out and get a "permanent" every six months?
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Ayn Rand Was an Illegal Immigrant Shikha Dalmia 02/14/2012
Reason Foundation's Shikha Dalmia details how Ayn Rand came to America and her battle to stay here, writing, "...this proud naturalized American, who arguably did more than any contemporary figure to restore the faith of Americans in America, might have been hounded out of the country if one of our current crop of Republican hopefuls had been president when she arrived. Why? Because Rand lied and bent every rule to gain entry into the United States. As a vehement anti-Bolshevist, she knew that she would die waiting in line if she applied for permission to permanently relocate to America, although that's exactly what she intended to do." Dalmia says Rand's experience reveals how today's immigration debate fails to distinguish between "serious criminals and petty visa violators." http://reason.com/archives/2012/02/14/ayn-rand-was-an-illegal-immigrant

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Groan Zone
A young man was in love with two women and could not decide which to marry. Finally he went to a marriage counselor. When asked to describe his two loves, he noted that one was a great poet and the other made delicious cakes, muffins, cookies and pancakes.
"Oh," said the counselor, "I see what the problem is. You can't decide whether to marry for batter or verse."
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Audio/VedioViews Food Storage - List of 25 Essential Foods
Dear Readers, When [That is WHEN not IF] those pieces of paper that you carry in your pocket will not be taken in exchange for goods and services, it will be too late to prepare. So, you should start preparing RIGHT NOW. GET STARTED NOW
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Signs You Have Already Grownup 
~ You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
~ Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.
~ You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's.
~ Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
~ You no longer take naps from noon to 6 p.m.
~ Dinner and a movie - The whole date instead of the beginning of one.
~ MTV News is no longer your primary source for information.
~ You go to the drugstore for Ibuprofen & antacids, not condoms & pregnancy test kits.
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More LibertyViews: Just a headline, a grabber and a link.
The 7 Types of Gear you must have in your Bug Out Bag
For someone new to being a Survivalist building your first Bug Out Bag is hard to know where to start. Read this for the basics.  http://survivalcache.com/bug-out-bag/
The 3 things you will always need in an Urban Survival situation
1.  Get Home Bag (GHB)   2. A Bug Out Plan   3. A Bug In Plan
1, 2, 3 sounds simple, but there are tons of resource information at this link. I suggest you make it a favorite place and visit it often. http://survivalcache.com/urban-survival/
Water Purification and Survival: Part 1
Most important to survival is a good water supply.  Our body is made up of about 60-80% water and cannot maintain its efficiency without a minimum of its daily water requirements. Important info at  http://survivalcache.com/water-purification-survival/ 


NewsViews
Immigration hearings begin in House By Andy Marso 02/13/2012
THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL                A House committee heard testimony on a bill to allow Kansas to support undocumented workers in labor-hungry industries Monday — the first of five days devoted to a wide variety of immigration legislation.
Monday's bill was supported by Rep. Reynaldo Mesa, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, former Agriculture Secretary Allie Devine and a state religious leader. But several members of the committee seemed concerned it might cause employers to run afoul of federal immigration law.
Devine said federal law currently allows any person or entity to sponsor someone in their application for legal status and that was the goal of the bill — to identify and screen workers in Kansas industries that have labor shortages and offer to support them in the immigration process. Devine said Kansas businesses want the labor and immigrants want the jobs. “We’re asking the state of Kansas to support nonviolent aliens in their quest to become lawful,” Devine said. “They deserve our dignity and respect and an avenue to become lawful." http://cjonline.com/news/2012-02-13/immigration-hearings-begin-house
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A man fresh out of gift ideas, bought his grandmother a large plot in an expensive cemetery. On her next birthday, he bought her nothing. She was quick to comment loud and long on his thoughtlessness. The man said only one thing - "Well, you haven't used the gift I gave you last year."
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KS: Explosives found near statehouse during Know-Nothing appeasement hearings
Source: Fox News
Capitol Police spokesman Patrick Saleh said the homemade explosives [found in a parked truck] were made with household materials and designed to spray shrapnel once they were detonated. ... The pickup incident, as well as a phoned-in threat to Kansas Gov. Brownback's office, came the same day a Kansas House committee opened three days of hearings on several bills designed to crack down on illegal immigration [sic], backed by Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a former law professor who helped draft tough laws in Alabama and Arizona." (02/16/12) http://bit.ly/xLdnlk
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Why do people view a glass as "half empty" or "half full" when actually the glass is just too big?

Why do ballerinas dance on the tips of their toes? Couldn't they just get taller girls?
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SAF appeals judge's dismissal of Moore v. Madigan carry case
Source: Liberty For All
"The Second Amendment Foundation immediately filed an appeal following dismissal of its challenge to Illinois statutes that prohibit the carrying of loaded firearms outside the home for personal protection in the case of Moore v. Madigan. The case is named for individual plaintiff Michael Moore, and defendant Lisa Madigan in her capacity as Illinois Attorney General." (02/16/12) http://www.libertyforall.net/?p=7281
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A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
Today a dime is a dollar with all the taxes taken out.
The trouble with being a breadwinner nowadays is that the Government is in for such a big slice.
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New voice in drug war debate: Central American business
Christian Science Monitor  (02/16/12)
Legalizing drugs in an effort to combat organized crime, narco-trafficking and gang violence in Latin America has gained traction in recent months. Presidents from Guatemala and Colombia have raised the possibility of legalization in their countries and the region, with politicians from Costa Rica, Mexico and El Salvador joining the debate. Though decriminalization doesn't guarantee an end to violent organized crime in the Americas, it could free up government resources and potentially divert profits away from traffickers, supporters say." [editor's note: Logic comes to Central America at last; how
long before it seeps into this land ... or the UN? - SAT] http://tinyurl.com/74knogu
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The reward for saving your money is being able to pay your taxes without borrowing.
It's hard to believe that America was founded to avoid taxes.
There is nothing the Federal Government can give you without taking it away from you first.
Money isn't everything; in fact sometimes it isn't even enough.
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More NewsViews Just a headline, a grabber and a link..

Changes coming to immigration law , no repeal Montgomery Advertiser 02/12/2012
Rep. Micky Hammon, R-Decatur, & Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, said no section of the law will be repealed, even those that have been enjoined by federal courts. read more
Georgia governor: No plans to change immigration law 02/14/2012 Atlanta Journal-Constitution         Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday said he was not seeking changes to Georgia's new anti-illegal immigration law despite its unintended consequences, including migrant farmworker shortages. The Republican governor . . . indicated he wanted to spend more time assessing how it is working. read more
Home health industry fights minimum wage rule By Kelly Kennedy, USA TODAY
Obama administration proposal to require them to pay their workers the minimum wage, despite data showing that the industry was one of the few nationally to maintain profits during the worst of the recession.” http://tinyurl.com/LibertyViews-Min-Wage314

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Another thing I'll never learn,
Tho it's plain to some, I know
Is why it’s called a “Tax Return"
When you’re giving them the dough.
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WordViews by Walt Clark
chimerical   ky-MER-i-kul  (adjective): Merely imaginary; fanciful; fantastic; wildly or vainly conceived; produced by a wildly fanciful imagination; having, or capable of having, no existence except in thought.
 
SYNONYMS:
illusory (adjective form of illusion) Illusory is as fictional as chimerical, but illusory has no one to blame, where chimerical is usually someone’s invention.
figmental (adjective form of figment) Figmental is a good word to use because it sounds fresh yet everyone knows what it means by its association with the expression “figment of the imagination.”  
delusive; (adjective form of delusion) Delusive is more false than fanciful. To be delusive is to be on-purpose misleading, whereas to be chimerical is usually harmless in its fiction
   
WORD WISE: Chimerical is from Chimaera, which in Greek mythology was a monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon. 
 
QUOTE: "Spanish galleons, of course, hold out the prospect   
(usually chimerical) of caskets of jewels and sacks of   
doubloons."   
--James Hamilton-Paterson, Three Miles Down   
 
If your Goals require the initiation of force, then reevaluate your Goals.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Vol 08 No 07 Liberty ViewsLetter 02-11-2012

Vol 08 No 07 Liberty ViewsLetter 02-11-2012
Eighth Year, Issue 313
The announcement of Liberty ViewsLetter goes to 634 up 12 subscribers last week

We invite your comments and feedback. We invite your submissions; articles you have read. Send us a link. Or you can send us something you have written yourself.

Managing Editor Chuck McGlawn Chuckest@aol.com
Contributing Editors
Walter Clark/Paula Clark
Chuck McGlawn

To subscribe, or unsubscribe, to the E-Mail Announcement, to suggest an article, go to > Liberty  ViewsLetter

PreViews
Congratulations, if you are reading this you have successfully responded to and navigated your way to the Seventh issue of our new Liberty Views Website. The format will be much the same as before. Our major sections will be  LibertyViews Where we present an abbreviation or Quotes From Commentaries from reliable sources with links to the FULL ARTICLE. Starting with the lead article, that we call Your Must Read for the Week. The NewsViews where we will present an abbreviation or Quotes From Liberty significant news articles from very diverse sources with links to the FULL ARTICLE. We will also continue to include  ChallengeViews, WordViews, ReaderViews,  AnnounceViews and Audio/VideoViews. There is another element, least important but most demanding, that being called PersonalViews. Each element is separated by a joke, a quote or some interesting trivia. Please Read on…



LibertyViews

Your Must See For The Week Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve This 41 minute Documentary could change America.
Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood "The Monster". But to most Americans today, "Federal Reserve" is just a name on the dollar bill. They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic lives; of how and why it was founded and operates; or of the sound money and banking that could end the statism, inflation, and business cycles that the Fed generates.
Dedicated to Murray N. Rothbard, steeped in American history and Austrian economics, and featuring Ron Paul, Joseph Salerno, Hans Hoppe, and Lew Rockwell, this extraordinary documentary is the clearest, most compelling explanation ever offered of the Fed, and why curbing it must be our first priority.
Alan Greenspan was not, we're told, happy about this 1996 blockbuster. Watch it, and you'll understand why. This is economics and history as they are meant to be: fascinating, informative, and motivating. This movie could change America. 

I invite, encourage, entice, influence, pressure, persuade, cajole, coax, plead, request can I demand? Or would a threat of bodily harm move you to read FULL ARTICLE at http://lewrockwell.com/rep3/money-banking-fed.html  This is NECESSARY INFORNATION, making it a MUST SEE. This Documentary exposes our Government’s underhanded tacticts to institute a back door to a National ID Card. GET THE FACTS CONTAINED IMPRINTED ON YOUR MIND.IT COULD BE A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH. THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AND BE READY TO PRESENT COGENT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT. READ THE FULL ARTICLE and then FORWARD IT TO EVERYONE ON YOUR E-MAILLIST.
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Did ya ever wonder...
* If the cops arrest a mime, does he have the right to be noisy?
* How a fool and his money got together in the first place ?
* If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?
* What do you do if an endangered animal eats an endangered plant?
~ Does your train of thought have a caboose?
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PersonalViews. Next Week
Ron Paul for President 2012.
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A little boy was taken to the dentist. It was discovered that he had a cavity that would
 have to be filled. "Now, young man," asked the dentist, "what kind of filling would you
 like for that tooth?"

"Chocolate, please," replied the youngster
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ChallengeViews Even though this is a group of super heroes, which one does not belong? Spiderman, The Hulk, Batman, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America Nightcrawler. Tqsack was first with: The answer is Batman.  Batman is a DC comics creation.The others are in the Marvel group, Nightcrawler is part of the X_Men.

Bonus from Tqsack: Stan Lee is the brains behind Marvel and he always does a cameo in a Marvel produced film, a little like AlfredHitchcock. 


This Week’s Challenge. At noon and midnight, the hour and minute hands are exactly coincident with each other. How many other times between noon and midnight do the hour and minute hands cross? Send your answer to Chuckest@aol.com . Answer posted next week.
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Honor your personality flaws for without them you may have no personality at all.
I am an escapee of a political correction facility
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A Mormon Leader's Promotion of Peace by Connor Boyack
In October 1946, a high-ranking leader of a large Christian church in America rose to the podium in a tabernacle, during a large conference in which were assembled 7,000 church members, with thousands more listening via radio transmission, and a million more receiving the messages in the weeks and months ahead. His message was scathing – a castigating rebuke of the use of atom bombs just over a year previous. He said, “wholesale destruction of men, women, and children, and cripples, [and] drew from the nation at large a general approval of this fiendish butchery.” He added, “as one American citizen of one hundred thirty millions, as one in one billion population of the world, I protest with all of the energy I possess against this fiendish activity, and as an American citizen, I call upon our government and its agencies to see that these unholy experimentations are stopped.” This man was J. Reuben Clark, a counselor to the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), and thus a member of the Church's highest-ranking body. A lawyer by training and a diplomat and statesman by experience, Clark was an ardent advocate of peace. Read the FULL ARTICLE at http://lewrockwell.com/orig8/boyack4.1.1.html
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And the saddest commentary is that most of us are not happy unless we have something to be unhappy about.

It should be clear that we are suffering from delusions of grammer.
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The end results for Ron Paul in Nevada were nearly heartbreakingly disappointing--third behind Gingrich with 18.7 percent, just 6,175 total votes in a very low turnout caucus vote, with more than 10,000 fewer GOP caucus goers than 2008. This was for a campaign and candidate that expected at the least a strong second and, if they continued their pattern of enormous state-by-state increases vs. their vote totals in 2008, maybe even win. See this chart to see what a bizarre outlier Nevada was in terms of Paul improving over 2008:Co to http://reason.com/blog/2012/02/06/ron-pauls-nevada-disappointment
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 An agitated man stormed into the psychiatrist's office, running his hands through his hair, almost in tears. "Doctor, you got to help me, my memory's gone. I can't remember my wife's name. I Can't remember my children's names. I Can't remember what kind of car I drive. I Can't remember where I work. It was all I could do to find my way here."

"I think we can help you" Said the Dr., "You need to answer one question: Do you remember where your check book is?"
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The Deception of 0% Interest Rates, High Costs and Capital Destruction by Jim Willie Market Oracle
The interminable extension by the Federal Reserve on the 0% rate into 2014 represents history in the making. It’s adoption is heresy in monetary policy, making it mainstream. Worse, it forces foreign central banks to adopt the same destructive policy in the Competing Currency War. Once upon a time, the highest priests from the central bank would admit in a guiding tone that accommodation on interest rates must be temporary. Nowadays it is engrained in the market mindset and permanent in monetary policy. The chronic 0% means the entire financial and monetary system is totally irreparably broken. The old pendulum where the tilt was toward bonds during recession, then toward stocks during recovery, that is all gone, shattered by the endless financial crisis. FULL ARTICLE at http://lewrockwell.com/spl4/deception-of-0-interest-rates.html
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I am grateful that I am not as judgmental as all those
sanctimonious, self-righteous, hypocritical people around me.

Suicide is the most sincere form of self-criticism.
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Audio/VedioViews 254. Ron Paul and the Youth Revolution

Ron Paul talks with Lew Rockwell about who’s resisting the wars, the executive dictatorship, and the fed.

Do you want to know MORE about Dr. Ron Paul????? (See below)
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Signs You Have Already Grownup 
~ You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
~ Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.
~ You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's.
~ Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
~ You no longer take naps from noon to 6 p.m.
~ Dinner and a movie - The whole date instead of the beginning of one.
~ MTV News is no longer your primary source for information.
~ You go to the drugstore for Ibuprofen & antacids, not condoms & pregnancy test kits.
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More LibertyViews: Just a headline, a grabber and a link.
It's never too early to finally leave Afghanistan by Brian Doherty Source: Reason
"The original purpose of the Afghanistan war has long been fulfilled. So why are U.S. forces still over there?" (02/08/12) http://tinyurl.com/7bvunu8
Four questions about defense spending by James Wilson Downsize DC 02/08/12
The federal budget can never, ever be balanced. If you want the budget balanced, you need to shame the 'Pork Hawks. http://tinyurl.com/LibertyViewsDefenseSpendlng313
Why Mitt Romney doesn’t have a prayer by Theo Anderson  In These Times
Romney’s problem with evangelicals is hardly the fact that he’s a Mormon. His problem is that he isn’t Mormon enough.” (02/07/12) tinyurl.com/7colob9


NewsViews
Worker shortage puts billions of AG production in jeopardy by Cowboy Byte
With spring rapidly approaching, American agriculture industries are increasingly worried about a growing labor shortage. An American Farm Bureau Federation economic analysis concluded that $5 billion to $9 billion in annual production is in jeopardy if the U.S. employee shortage cannot be filled.

A recent University of Georgia report found a projected loss of $391 million last year in the Peach State due to crop rot from labor shortages. Alabama is also experiencing severe economic losses due to labor shortage.  Go to http://cowboybyte.com/4123/worker-shortage-puts-billions-of-ag-production-in-jeopardy/ to read the Comments.
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Did ya ever wonder...
Why do we put SUITS in a Garment Bag, and put Garments in a Suitcase?
Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?
 Do you need a silencer if you are going to shoot a mime?
If 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
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US, Japan in talks to expedite Marines' exit from Okinawa Source: New York Times
"Japan and the United States said Wednesday that they were renegotiating a 2006 agreement in order to expedite the removal of 8,000 Marines from Okinawa. Under the current terms, their departure has been stalled until progress is made on relocating an important Marine air station on the island, a chronic underlying irritant in relations between the two countries." (02/08/12) http://nyti.ms/xshBUE
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On the first day of college, the dean/principal addresses the students pointing out some of the rules.

"The female dormitory will be out-of-bounds for all male students, so too the male dormitory to the female students.

Anybody caught breaking this rule will be fined $20 the first time.
Anybody caught breaking this rule the second time will be fined $60.
Being caught a third time will incur a hefty fine of $180.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS?".

To this, a male student in the crowd inquires: "HOW MUCH FOR A SEASON PASS?"
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Oil below $99 as US crude demand lags economy ABC News
"Oil prices hovered below $99 a barrel Thursday in Asia as U.S. crude
demand lags the overall improvement in the world's biggest
economy. ... Crude has hovered near $100 for the last few months as
economic indicators, such as better than expected jobs data, suggests
the U.S. economy is strengthening. However, U.S. crude demand has been
slower to pick up." (02/08/12) http://abcn.ws/wMrZP4
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Does your intuition make up for your total lack of judgment.

An athestic, dyslexic, insomniac is a guy who lays awake at night
wondering if there really is a DOG!

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Watchdog sues FTC over new Google privacy policy Los Angeles Times
"A consumer watchdog has escalated its efforts to block Google from rolling out a controversial new privacy policy that would allow the Internet search giant to harvest more information about its users. But the Electronic Privacy Information Center is not suing Google. Instead, it filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Federal Trade Commission, the agency charged with protecting consumers' privacy on the Web." (02/08/12) http://lat.ms/wo1AqJ
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Age Of Mediocrity Signs 
~ On a Hendersonville, NC restaurant: Open. Great food 'til 11 p.m.
~ At the approach to a bridge in Mesa AZ: Stop on White Line When Red
~ In the LA, YMCA: Anyone caught hanging from the rim will be suspended
~ In a fast-food eatery: If your order is not satisfactory, please return the
    product to the counter and we will replace it with a smile
~ Two signs, one over the other in NY: “Planned Parenthood” “Free Delivery”
~ Two signs On a Newton, MA club: “Live Lobsters” “Dancing Nightly”
~ In a pet shop: Large Birds Reduced
~ At a Sandwich Diner: We guarantee fast service no matter how long it takes
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More NewsViews Just a headline, a grabber and a link..

Pakistan: US drone strike kills four Source: Agence France-Presse
Two missiles hit the compound located in Miranshah (02/08/12) http://bit.ly/yPQg55
Ecuador newspaper columnist seeks US asylum USA Today (02/08/12)
Emilio Palacio, 58, claiming he is the victim of persecution aimed at stifling free expression. (02/08/12) http://tinyurl.com/7qm5w5b
Twenty-eight more airports will test lower-hassle screening Kansas City Star
"A new passenger screening for eligible passengers, who would no longer have to remove their shoes and belts before they board flights." http://tinyurl.com/7gmcoz9

Alabama Immigration Law's Opponents Seek Allies In Business Sector Anna Staver Huffington Post 02/07/2012                      "We're asking them to use their influence; we're asking them to their persuasive voice and their impact on the economy to encourage legislators to do the right thing." http://tinyurl.com/LibertyViewsImmigration313
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Did ya ever wonder...
* Can you be a closet claustrophobic?
* Why people who know the least know it the loudest?
* If a stealth bomber crashes in a forest, will it make a sound?
* If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
* Should vegetarians eat animal crackers?
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WordViews by Walt Clark
hubris (HYOO-bruhs) noun: Overbearing pride or presumption; an arrogance usually
 associated with the political realm.
 
SYNONYMS: 
•conceit is a pejorative like hubris in that there is too much self-esteem, but lacks the
 association with politics
•ostentation is a rather harmless pretentious display meant only to impress others
•pride is a positive as hubris is negative. It is a pleasure or satisfaction taken in an
achievement, a possession, or an association
   
WORD WISE: You may find it interesting that the positive “pride” is held by the
 subject of the word where the negative “hubris” is held by others. It is probably safe to
 assume that one person’s hubris is another person’s pride.
 
“Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of
 man’s values, it has to be earned.” 
--From John Gault’s Speech in Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.
  
 
“This is the actor's hubris, to imagine the world possessed of a single, avid eye fixed
 solely and always on him.”
-- John Banville
“There is no safety in unlimited technological hubris” (McGeorge Bundy).

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Vol 08 No 06 Liberty ViewsLetter 02-04-2012

Vol 08 No 06 Liberty ViewsLetter 02-04-2012
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LibertyViews

Your Must Read For The Week The E-Verify Debate By Doug Hornig 
Totalitarian states tend not to assume central authority all at once. They steadily chip away at your liberties, until one day you wake up and find yourself living in a totalitarian state.
There is far too little space here to go into all the assaults that have been launched against our rights, rights specifically enshrined in the Constitution and other derivative rights that have become firmly entrenched over time. Let’s just examine the latest chapter in this sorry story: the debate over the E-Verify system. And the state now has the perfect excuse to trigger that tightening: illegal immigration. HR 2885, introduced in the House by the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) in June, sets the stupefying goal of verifying the identity of every job-seeker in the US. The new law would require all employers to submit potential employees’ names, Social Security numbers, and such other data as the government may find pertinent to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for authorization before an employee can start work. The data would then be vetted by E-Verify, a government-run database and employment identification verification system.
The process has been on the move here in the US for decades now. Slowly, the police and politicians – backed by a shamefully spineless judiciary – have eviscerated a Bill of Rights that was once our crowning glory, a watershed document in human history that marked a turning away from the absolute rule of an elite and toward individual freedom.
It’s impossible to overstate how deeply misguided this proposal is, nor in how many ways; that’s true no matter whether you think we should embrace undocumented aliens with open arms or believe they should all be shot. To have introduced it into an economy struggling to stay afloat is a near-criminal act.
I invite, encourage, entice, influence, pressure, persuade, cajole, coax, plead, request can I demand? Or would a threat of bodily harm move you to read FULL ARTICLE at http://www.caseyresearch.com/cdd/monstrous-e-bureaucracy-brewing  scroll down to E-Verify Debate  This is NECESSARY INFORNATION, making it a MUST READ. This article exposes our Government’s underhanded tacticts to institute a back door to a National ID Card. GET THE FACTS CONTAINED IMPRINTED ON YOUR MIND.IT COULD BE A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH. THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AND BE READY TO PRESENT COGENT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT. READ THE FULL ARTICLE and then FORWARD IT TO EVERYONE ON YOUR E-MAILLIST.
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Every infringement on our personal freedom means that we are that much less free. In The E-Verify Debate By Doug Hornig

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PersonalViews. RON PAUL IS RIGHT ON TRACK. Do not misread the Florida results. Ron Paul got the six percent of the vote with little money and effort and no delegates. About the only thing he did in Florida was participating in the Debate.
Florida is a winner take all State, which means Paul could have spent a bundle, campaigned all across the state, in which case he may have gotten 16% of the vote and NO DELEGATES. Instead he went to Maine and spent and campaigned and the payoff will be more delegates. You can help Ron Paul get ahead BY SENDING MONEY. We already have the best most energetic campaigner in Ron Paul himself. In a recent debate when Dr. Paul was questioned about his age he answered with a challenge to the other candidates to a 25 mile bike ride in the Texas heat. He has the needed drive and energy, he needs travel money, site rental money, TV ad money and Hotel money for him and staff.

As it stands right now, Paul’s efforts will pay off in, not getting the nomination, but having the Delegate Power to call some shots at the convention. I know it sounds empty.

But there is a wild card floating around. Likely Gingrich will drop out after Nevada and Maine, or soon thereafter. Paul will get the lions share of his votes, even though he is more likely endorse Romney before he would endorse Paul.

I think Santorum will ride it to the end, even though his support will narrow to just evangelicals. Ron Paul will be there until the end, with his support widening. And (I know this us not a viable campaign strategy) Romney could get his foot into his mouth, or someone could come forward and refute his electability paradigm and Ron Paul will be there to win Romney’s lost votes.

Make the same commitment that Dr. Paul has made, support him to the very end.
Ron Paul for President 2012.
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A penny saved may be a penny earned, but it's a waste of a deposit slip and it really angers the tellers.

For every action, there is an equal but opposite Government program.
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ChallengeViews There is only one vegetable that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it? J. APARICIO was first with Lettuce
This Week’s Challenge.
Even though this is a group of super heroes, which one does not belong? Spiderman, The Hulk, Batman, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America Nightcrawler Send your answer to Chuckest@aol.com . Answer posted next week.
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Strange Bedfellows
A Rabbi, a Hindu, and a lawyer run out of gas and seek lodging for the night at a farmer's house. The farmer says that there are only two extra beds, so one person will have to sleep in the barn. The Hindu volunteers, "I will sleep in the barn." And goes out to the barn. In just a few minutes, there is a knock on the door. It's the Hindu and he says, "There is a cow in the barn, in my religion cows are sacred I couldn't possibly sleep with a cow." Then the Rabbi says, “I'll sleep in the barn." In just a few minutes, there is a knock on the door. It's the Rabbi. He says "There is a pig in the barn, pigs are unclean I couldn't possibly sleep with a pig." So, the lawyer is forced to sleep in the barn. In just few minutes there is a knock on the door. It's the pig and the cow.
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Clapper-trap on Iranian attacks inside the US by Dave Lindorff
Source: CounterPunch
"Americans ought to understand: If we are going to be an aggressor nation, and are going to sponsor acts of terror abroad against nations that have not attacked us or our allies, we need to expect, or at least be prepared to face attacks on our own country. Ask yourself, what would you do if you were in the Iranian government? What would you support your government doing if you were an Iranian citizen?" (02/02/12) http://bit.ly/A72NQ5
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No Special Service
This guy goes to an airline ticket window, and says, "I want a flight to Los Angeles, and I want this piece of luggage to go to Pittsburgh, and this suit case to go to Cleveland."

The ticket agent looked at him and said, "We can't do that!"

'Why not?' said the guy. "You did the last time."
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Quotes from (All emphasis added)
A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the New Alabama Immigration Law
Samuel Addy, Ph.D.
Center for Business and Economic Research
Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration
The University of Alabama
January 2012

Benefits of HB56
Savings of funds used to provide public benefits to illegal immigrants
The two most common benefits that illegal immigrants are said to enjoy are healthcare services at emergency hospitals and clinics and educational services (mainly for their children).

Unauthorized immigrants try to avoid notice as much as possible any healthcare savings is likely to be small.

Thus the number and share of U.S.-born children of unauthorized immigrants have been rising while those of unauthorized immigrant children have been falling and all indications are for this trend to continue. This means that savings on educational services are likely to be small and decline over time.

Increased safety for legal residents
Most illegal immigrants are seeking to better their lot, it is more likely that the rate would be lower for them. This could be partly because they are aware their status means that they are breaking the law in the first place.

More business, employment
Benefits for some businesses do not translate into a benefit for the aggregate economy because they cannot fully make up for the reduced demand caused by the absence of unauthorized immigrant workers.

Citizens are not filling the vacated jobs the few that considered the jobs previously performed by unauthorized immigrant workers did not have the requisite skills and productivity. HB56 cannot be credited with reductions in the unemployment rate.

[Editor’s Note. The benefits from the passage of HR56 are far less than promised to and expected by a population eager for Immigration Control. CM]
Costs of HB56
Expected Costs
Implementation, enforcement, and litigation costs.
Increased costs and inconveniences for citizens, other legal residents, and businesses.
[Editor’s Notes: Some of this was expected, but not nearly as much as experienced. Our interest in selecting quotes from this study are the Unexpected Costs. CM]

Reduced economic development opportunities. Many economic development practitioners have noted that the new immigration law projects a negative image of the state to the world making it difficult to recruit foreign companies. This is mainly because the law seems to paint Alabama as an anti-immigrant state even though the law is supposed to target illegal immigration.
Economic impact of reduced aggregate demand. The law has caused some illegal immigrants to leave. The reduction in aggregate demand affects business sales, employment, earnings, the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and tax collections. Calculations confirm: From 69,768 to 139,536 jobs will be lost. Jobs with from $1.2 to 5.8 billion in earnings. Reducing from $2.3 to 10.8 billion in Alabama Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This constitutes from 1.3 to 6.2 percent of the state’s $172.6 billion GDP in 2010. This meant a reduction of from $56.7 to 264.5 million in state income and sales tax collections, and from $20.0 to 93.1 million in local sales tax collections.
[Editor’s Notes: This is just one small State with a modest number if illegal workers. However the impact of the intended consequences will be devastating.

The results of this study will likely be used to ameliorate some of the effects of the intended consequences. How much better would the lives of Alabama’s citizens and Mexicans that chose to come to Alabama to work. And how much more productive would the migrants be if when they looked for a job, they didn’t have to keep looking over their shoulder? Nothing works like the Free Market. As one farmer observed, “When it is time for the onion harvest, they just show up.”

The one huge benefit from this experience will be the lesson in “Cause and Effect”. Grow on Alabama. CM]

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History doesn't repeat itself; historians repeat each other.

Never play leapfrog with a unicorn!
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Audio/VedioViews Next Week
Ron Paul Exposed! Is this the man we want running the U.S.A.? http://freedom4um.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=143044  
Support Ron Paul, He Supports our troops, Our Troops Support Ron Paul
Not only is Ron Paul consistent he is accurate. See this important history
Ron Paul Makes Fox Moderator Look Stupid
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Staying Abreast
There are three bra types; Socialist - Communist - Capitalist. Socialist bras uplift the downtrodden. Communist bras suppress the masses. Capitalist bras make mountains out of molehills.
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More LibertyViews: Just a headline, a grabber and a link.
What do food stamps have to do with compassion for the poor? by Jacob G. Hornberger  Future of Freedom Foundation        What's also fascinating is that when a libertarian or anyone else opposes the existence of such programs, progressives automatically conclude that that person must be heartless and uncaring." (02/02/12) http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2012-02-02.asp
Blame the US for the housing bubble, not China by David Boaz
Source: Freedom Politics       Easy money from China helped make the housing bubble much bigger and last longer, It would be fine without that little prepositional phrase 'from China.'" (02/02/12) http://tinyurl.com/6spqwxn
Creating jobs versus creating value by Steven Horwitz  Foundation for Economic Education
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman i says ridiculous things that demand a response from those who understand basic economics better than he does. [Editor’s Note, You will surly find one here. CM] (02/02/12) http://tinyurl.com/7r4wm2e


NewsViews

Georgia bill would delay E-Verify for small businesses Associated Press
January 26, 2012       Reps. Glenn Baker (D-Jonesboro) and Mack Jackson (D-Sandersville) filed legislation that would extend the deadline before companies are required to use the federal E-Verify database to screen new hires. [The] plan would push back the database deadline for small companies with more than 10 but fewer than 50 employees from 2013 to 2015 . . . read more
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Patience is something admired in the driver behind you, but not in the one ahead of you.
If you can't say something nice about someone you're probably not alone.
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US no-fly list doubles in past year to 21,000 Source: Toronto Star [Canada]
"Even as the Obama administration says it's close to defeating Al Qaeda, the size of the government's secret list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying to or within the United States has more than doubled in the past year, The Associated Press has
learned. The no-fly list jumped from about 10,000 known or suspected terrorists one year ago to about 21,000, according to government figures provided to the AP." (02/02/12)
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I may be schizophrenic, but at least I'll always have each other.

A fool and his money are soon... Hey! Where's my wallet?
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Obama regime announces plans to halt Afghan combat role early
Source: Daily Star [Lebanon]
"The United States took Kabul by surprise by laying out plans to end its Afghan combat role earlier than expected, just after the leak of a secret report that the Taliban is confident of regaining control of the country. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said late Wednesday the United States would stop taking the lead role in combat operations before the end of 2013 and step into a supporting role as it winds down its longest war." (02/02/12) http://bit.ly/x2BgLe
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Things That Sound Dirty In Law But Aren't:
~ Have you looked through her briefs?
~ He is one hard judge!
~ Counselor, let's do it in my chambers.
~ His attorney withdrew at the last minute.
~ Is it a penal offense?
~ Better leave the handcuffs on.
~ For $200 an hour, she better be good!
~ Can you get him to drop his suit?
~ The judge gave her the stiffest one he could.
~ Think you can get me off?
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US DoJ accuses Swiss bank of serving customers Reuters (02/02/12)
"The United States indicted Wegelin, the oldest Swiss private bank, on charges that it enabled wealthy Americans to evade taxes on at least $1.2 billion hidden in offshore bank accounts, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. The announcement, by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, represents the first time an overseas bank has been indicted by the United States for enabling tax fraud [sic] by U.S. taxpayers." [Editor’s note, How do we trick a Bank into firing the first shot so President Romgrich can send in American troops?] http://reut.rs/zzAoWa
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More NewsViews Just a headline, a grabber and a link..

South Africa: Four given 18 years in jail for killing lesbian MSNBC
Sentenced  for stoning and stabbing to death 19-year-old for living openly as a lesbian. A (02/02/12) http://tinyurl.com/7sp7kvm
Panetta report fuels concerns that Israel will attack Iran: MSNBC
Defense Secretary believes there is a 'strong likelihood' that Tel Aviv will launch such an offensive in April, May or June. (02/02/12) http://tinyurl.com/6mr4ql2
US Senate panel tries to drag world banking system into anti-Iran crusade
Source: New York Times ." (02/02/12)
Expulsion from the network  would deny to Iran many billions of dollars in revenue from abroad that is routinely routed into its domestic banking system. http://nyti.ms/x4ySva
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An athestic, dyslexic, insomniac is a guy who lays awake at night
wondering if there really is a DOG!

If history repeats itself why is there never any reruns of the six o'clock news.
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WordViews by Walt Clark
pleonasm    PLEE-uh-naz-uhm  (noun): The use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; as, "It is difficult to find the rare flower." The expression “seeing it with my own eyes” is technically a pleonastic but has become an idiom to denote something that is incredulous.
 
SYNONYMS: 
·       Circumlocution is also a bad way of speaking or writing, but rather than a useless repetition it is indirect or unnecessarily wordy.
·       Redundancy is not limited to words but when it is, it is limited to being an exact copy where as a pleonasm uses additional words that add nothing to the sentence.
·       Tautology is often used in the logical sense of a useless truism that sounds like an important syllogism.
·       Abstruseness is the ugliest and least forgivable form of ambiguous expression in that it has a pretense of superiority
   
WORD WISE: Pleonasm is from Greek pleonasmos, from pleon,   
"greater, more."   
 
Today’s word describes something to avoid in writing. This error is much more forgivable in speaking because it is used to emphasize a point. 
 
QUOTE: "Dougan uses many words where few would do, as if   
pleonasm were a way of wringing every possibility out of   
the material he has, and stretching sentences a form of   
spreading the word."   
--Paula Cocozza, "Book review: How Dynamo Kiev beat the   
Luftwaffe," Independent, March 2, 2001   

If your Goals require the initiation of force, then reevaluate your Goals.