He Said That? 10/23/17

From Wendell Berry (born 1934), American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays (2002):

In a society in which nearly everybody is dominated by somebody else’s mind or by a disembodied mind, it becomes increasingly difficult to learn the truth about the activities of governments and corporations, about the quality or value of products, or about the health of one’s own place and economy.
In such a society, also, our private economies will depend less and less upon the private ownership of real, usable property, and more and more upon property that is institutional and abstract, beyond individual control, such as money, insurance policies, certificates of deposit, stocks, and shares. And as our private economies become more abstract, the mutual, free helps and pleasures of family and community life will be supplanted by a kind of displaced or placeless citizenship and by commerce with impersonal and self-interested suppliers…
Thus, although we are not slaves in name, and cannot be carried to market and sold as somebody else’s legal chattels, we are free only within narrow limits. For all our talk about liberation and personal autonomy, there are few choices that we are free to make. What would be the point, for example, if a majority of our people decided to be self-employed?
The great enemy of freedom is the alignment of political power with wealth. This alignment destroys the commonwealth – that is, the natural wealth of localities and the local economies of household, neighborhood, and community – and so destroys democracy, of which the commonwealth is the foundation and practical means.

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2 responses to “He Said That? 10/23/17

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  2. 24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
    Administrative civil forfeiture, is it possible there is probable cause, or even suspicion?
    noun: forfeiture; plural noun: forfeitures
    1. the loss or giving up of something as a penalty for wrongdoing.
    What are the chances, Jeff? Pretty good, I would suggest, particularly when large sums of money are involved, as well… well, well now, national security interests. And you don’t have to prove anything, as per past practices, are indicative of future results, only suspicion is needed to peruse administrative function of forfeiture, no law needed. Seems to me the way it works is, one day the cops show and ransack your house and business, seize you computers, has well papers, confiscate any possible cash as well belongings, well well now anything of interest and value and to freeze bank accounts and basically your identity.
    However, there is no precedence for a previous POTUS possibly pandering to the Russians, except perhaps Billy and the China doll too. Still Mr. Flexibility possibly presented a proposal to the Russians.
    Meanwhile, back at the State Department, Mad Damn Secretary of Status wins triple miles for more miles for doing absolutely nothing, except perhaps collusion with the Russians after screwing over the entire Middle East, 🙂 Paris, give peace a chance conference, insulting the Arab Spring, resulting in mass invsion) then pivoting over to the Chinese shipping industry, and perhaps gun running for all concerns, of laundered drug money, from mostly communists. One would think she is member of the party.
    I think she got a book deal recently, concerning how not to lose an election by being a white female supremacist in a pant suit in bed with the Russians, soon to be a text book, obviously overly priced for her new prone position of she will not, leave them kids alone, Hey Teacher! It just goes to show you bumbling idiots should not run for office higher than her heels. For it’s high, high heels, in the field of Billary!
    Yes, Billy and Hilly what a pair. First and seconds for Bill, but not Hilly. You don’t suspect that being in bed with the pharmaceutical of Pig Phrama may have darker side effect, such as if you don’t get caught, then it must be legal, don’t ya think, Yuck, Yuck, Yuck, I feel your pains, and Hilly certainly knows about cows, does sheeee, not? Or, being lawyers of limited license trained by the Governments Lawyers, a ruse could not smell as sweet, or by any other name still stinks to high heaven!
    The not so legal side, perhaps ms 13 is an example, or any numerous south of the borders type of cartel, where there should be a damn wall, ya know? Not to mention why we have been in Afghanistan for going how many years? In Flanders Field the poppies grow, between the crosses row by row. And all of a sudden the heroin epidemic, drugs everywhere. So, I have a question, do we pay these people to keep that from happening? Well, at least that is what they say it is for. But if past performance is indicative of future results, I think we been insulted. AM I saying there may be more to the story, perhaps I AM.
    Where do drugs come from? That is a leading question. More specifically in a non specify kind of ways and means does it get here without our knowledge? And again, is that not what we pay them to do, is to not let that happen? And, I would suggest to you that there is more illegal legal drug trafficking than meet the eye, or perhaps balance sheet never seen, foundationally speaking with Tide and Swiffer the quicker picker uppers, one never knows I suppose? I may also suggest that prison population is full of people that would not play the game. WE should have a white collar crime prison for all the presidential needs, ya know?
    As we all know, 2+2 does not equal Five, except in some AlterNet reality of political expediency, the path of least resistance and of course being the governments lawyers doesn’t hurt the cause just in case case law rewires adjustment for the cause, such as uranium deal language, and if you believe any of them, let me instruct you where perhaps where Uranus might be.
    And then all the not dead Presidents get together for a natural dynasty disaster not caused by them, evidently it was an act of GOD. But we don’t believe in that so, what we should do is of course inflect Civil Forfeiture administratively upon them for crimes they have actually committed (think 20 sum odd trillion here, da debt card overdrawn), and you do not need a lawyer to do so, only suspicion. Poof all gone, just like that! Oh, that’s right a debit card cannot be overdrawn, it just stops. Perhaps we should, instead of taxes donate to the cause by debit card, you see that way when them run out of other people’s money them can’t spend anymore on knows. However dead presidents tell no lies, ya know?
    Speaking foundationally of the comedy of errors we call the too well fed Gov., perhaps Nutra Systems can help with their budgetary needs in a way of being mean of course trimmed fat, loose seven pounds of ugly belly fat immediately, or else!
    So, as we have learned, 2+2=5 is incorrect, however 1+1 at times equals two, or as in 1+1=3, if you have to think about that, all hope for the human race is lost, we are doomed. Or, maybe there is a trigonometry function for that, that is numerically not possible, yet it does happen with the angle of inclination and fixed degree with 3- 4- 5-, that is the point, is it not? Daddies, Moms conceive babies, as they say, and baby make three. Is that not correct? In the case of twins we will assume that 1+1=4, the number being human beings, of course. Or, we could somewhat prove that 2+2=5 is indeed true, however one ill conceived. See how that works? But what does that have to do with anything you may ask, and I would suggest everything.
    Did I miss something of a national tragedy where 58, perhaps 59 people dies and no news of any funerals and the math after, did it just vanish from the main scream media and just all of a sudden it when silencer and bump stock all gone? What the hell happened, no go fund me or even a national sympathy card played, nope nothing, is that strange or not? Not even a foul up of who got shot and the pain and suffering, where did it go, I think perhaps far, far away from public view. It is an issue of National Security, I suspect. And I might add we pay them to prevent that, do we not? Still the cover of darkness lay think upon the earth. I think the interesting part is the Billary brings up Silencers before all the blood is done spilling as the act before congress was silencers, silenced.
    A firm grasp on reality.
    Situational awareness and don’t overlook the obvious, target acquisition when you are unsteady and unready is time and timing consideration, meaning time is not on your side. Assume the standing position taking anywhere from 3 to 5 seconds at a minimum for the well practiced from draw to TA, another 2 to 3 seconds for squeeze time, should the decision be made to do so, add another 3 to 5one thinks too much. Strong side stiff armed grip and steady with weak side hand. Feet slightly apart with slight strong side foot forward, knees unlocked and back angle to lean into strong side stiff armed. Both eyes open. Take a deep breath; align eye sight post with rear notch and level on the acquired. It is important at this point to not be a jerk, as well not to jerk, but squeeze with steady yet firm direct rearward pull, or pitch and yaw will occur on trajectory of projectile by jeerks. Safety concerns assumed before this point are do not make the mistake of pushing the wrong button, such as the mag release instead of the safety latch and or consideration for not being locked and cocked, you should have done so well before this point and aim to be ready and steady only to find out nothing happens without due consideration of precautionary measure beforehand thought after the embarrassment to said announcement of your intension, timing. GUN CONTROLL! Assume the prone is laying down on the job position may take a little longer, assume nothing to drop a knee on a rock or sharp object to destroy your concentration resulting in again being unsteady and unready. Timing is everything when considering your intensions, duck and cover, or concealment concerns of your opponent being less well intentioned and well practiced to you being a bumbling idiot the advantage is not yours!
    That said, you do not have to ask your doctor which grip is right for you, it is personal preference and hand size comfort, as well after shot follow up time, which is controllability of the issue. The example in this case is the Glock 23 (not to dis the G 22, I like them too and have had several, which I do not recommend the “C” version for vision concerns tradeoff of limited muzzle control, ported) in the ever police popular, 40 S&W practice. Well middle between the not so impactful of the 9mm and the very impact of the .45 ACP larger surface area impacted or punctured. Always trade off of capacity, still higher capacity of impacted area the .45, however placement does have its advantage, in that practice makes, perhaps not perfect but placement in area of importance. The fools rule of mag dump of whatever capacity it still the rule of not one well placed shot would do, with a well not emptied. And of course who is paying for the ammo. As for mags in general, just because it is new and nicely packaged, don’t mean it is any good, you gotta prove it and that takes practice, ya know? There is the problem of gun control, not enough practice. Me included. Even more is the thought process in evaluation of may be considered life altering event when seconds matter. All legalities aside, the mental thought process of the defensive position is a major concern not well covered. We all know the fight or flight rule, supposedly within 21’, which is the legality of it, but when the line has been crossed so many times when is the position assumed? The short answer is better now than never.
    Assume this position of being nasty, as follows:
    Simpson–Mazzoli Act, signed into law by Ronald Reagan on November 6, 1986, is an Act of Congress which reformed United States immigration law. The Act[1]
    • required employers to attest to their employees’ immigration status;
    • made it illegal to hire or recruit illegal immigrants knowingly;
    • legalized certain seasonal agricultural illegal immigrants, and;
    • legalized illegal immigrants who entered the United States before January 1, 1982 and had resided there continuously with the penalty of a fine, back taxes due, and admission of guilt; candidates were required to prove that they were not guilty of crimes, that they were in the country before January 1, 1982, and that they possessed at least a minimal knowledge about U.S. history, government, and the English language.
    At the time, the Immigration and Naturalization Service estimated that about four million illegal immigrants would apply for legal status through the act and that roughly half of them would be eligible.[2] (wp)
    And that worked out pretty well did it not, in any case it did not!
    And then all the gun control laws from the beginning of our time, meaning U.S. started before the Revolutionary War with the British mostly no controlling them and the only time that gun control was about war! Everything after than has been about restricting ownership, use of and regulation concerning what is legal for hunting and what the government allows you the average citizen to own, buy or sell. What is interesting is the original intent of the Second Amendment had nothing to do with any of that. So, go ahead and list (I was tempted to do it here, but it really is irrelevant to the point) all the local, city, state and federal gun laws, none of them define what a finger is other than how many times a trigger is pulled by it, ya know? Yet is does define the owner of the finger to some degree a felony. However, infringe they do. So, the question is at what point do you call enough, enough infringement? Not only that, that is the current trend in opposing forces the better the technology the better, as it was then it is still about war.
    The issue is war and what is needed in war could be used for hunting as well as deer stands, yet still the RPG used on a deer there may not be any deer left, take that for what it is worth. The real issue is air superiority, has well men in boats and kneeling is not an option. So, I ask you again, what did George say to his men before crossing the Delaware? The short answer is, get in the boat or aircraft as it were not then, but still about war.
    Obviously to assume the position is to bend over. At what point do we stop that? I mean after, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Regan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, B-rack at what point knowing for the good intensions, supposedly not much has changed for the better and ever increasing restriction on some and some not. The not restricted are mostly politicians and illegal immigrants, unrestricted. The lesson that should have been learned way back in 1986, is if you let them do it one time, guess what, then will take a mile. You see the same pattern for illegal’s and gun control, unrestricted migrants and overly restrictive gun control measures.
    Lets review, shall we? Russians, wall, Russians wall, heath care insurance, Russians, anti pasta get a black eyes matters, Free speech zones, Russians snowflakes, safe places, white underprivileged supremacists, racist, racist, racist, Russians collusion, there is no voter fraud, nope, Fat boy, the Russians did it, Rocket man, the Russians did it, the wall Mexico is going to pay for and believe me they will, E male and servers, the 1 thru 10 amendments that nobody seems to understand, and the Constitution that nobody has read, and of course Civil Forfeiture which does not apply to those with higher heels, or Billy or Berry or even bushwhackers, which them probably did it. Not even the royal court of clowns, or the house of ill repute, pitch Mitch the senile a deal to cheesy Chucky most distressed Nanny P chest counter punch drunk, she must pump iron, it would seem. Still left is migration still illegal and stumble or the word Niger with a cowboy hat. No disrespect for the dead, even in Las Vegas, or whatever happened to the video insulting the operation of gun running in Benghazi, or even Mexico and how many dead? … and now a word from our spenders. But it!
    Let US assume that the reason we pay taxes is for the people that represent US to do what we tell them to do, let US assume that we consent to that. OK, what if them don’t, them what? First understand the problem which is the same as any drug addict. To define let US abuse Eiki Pedia: A drug addiction, a distinct concept from substance dependence, is defined as compulsive, out-of-control drug use, despite negative consequences. An addictive drug is a drug which is both rewarding and reinforcing. What is the substance? And what do drug addicts do to get a fix? Consider the following. (:+ insert word money for drug):-
    In addition to CREB, it is hypothesized that stress mechanisms play a role in dependence. Boob and Kreek have hypothesized that during drug use, CRF activates the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis (HPA axis) and other stress systems in the extended amygdala. This activation influences the dysregulated emotional state associated with psychological dependence. They found that as drug use escalates, so does the presence of CRF in human cerebrospinal fluid. In rat models, the separate use of CRF inhibitors and CRF receptor antagonists both decreased self-administration of the drug of study. Other studies in this review showed dysregulation of other neuropeptides that affect the HPA axis, including enkephalin which is an endogenous opioid peptide that regulates pain. It also appears that µ-opioid receptors, which enkephalin acts upon, is influential in the reward system and can regulate the expression of stress hormones.
    Boob and Kreek? The stress mechanisms play a role in dependence, ya don’t say? The drug of choice for the addicted is not the drug of choice but means to acquire such drug of choice which is the drug itself the addiction, least we say lawyers, guns, and money on every side of the political spectrum and I might add temper tantrums acquisitions. Key factor is of course money. More importantly other people’s money is the addiction. Such is our sorry state of affairs; we are a country of drug addicts and the pimps and pushers all very legal and everything because as you may have guessed are lawyers, which I might add to the addiction, as Billy said some time back the first thing we do is to, Kill all the Lawyers. And the reason you may ask. It’s all very legal and complicated too. You see the problem is not the drug addict that is the means of the real addiction, it is them that allow it, yet we punish the addicted and do what with those that we paid to not let that happen, and in fact de facto promote it! Let me put it this way, there is profit in the addicted. The addict is just another means of acquiring other addicted drug of choice, which is money and power.
    NOW! I AM not saying the massive failure of the WAR on DRUGS. A mere trillion dollars for 40 years of war which has produced more drug addicted, pretty much says the truly addicted are the cause of it, not the drugs, but the promoter of it. Which is GOVERNMENT! So, what if we paid them to not let that happen and then them prove them are the addicted and will never end. The problem again is not the addicted, but the drug itself, MONEY. Want to know who should go to jail? Still the question is the war on drugs cause poverty, you bet your ass it does, but not the way you may think. The War on Poverty After 50 Years. … In the 50 years since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs. Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all U.S. military wars since the American Revolution.Sep 15, 2014. Our heritage.org.
    As Jimmy Hendrix once sung, “God Damn the pusher man” which is our entire political system and the addiction to the drug of choice of politicians is money, and as I had read recently put succinctly, “men use money to get pussy and women use pussy to get money”, the simple formula Money = Power, boys and girls, that thanks to a very astute advance thinker of the political sciences did comment, I repeat.
    The simple fix is to remove the drug of choice from the addicted. The drug of choice of the governmentally disturbed is the tax. And what should we do when proven over and over again and again failure after failure and the only improvement is the bank accounts of the pusher man and girls too, I might add the problem of the addiction are the entitled. The entitled are those at the top of the food chain of money and power. What a power trip?
    The means to acquire money and power is the election and then do things of the greater goodies, like prohibition, amend the Constitution and everything will be all right, will it not. With good intentions did not work out so well, which resulted in the not ban but tax on machine guns and the shotgun barrel of less than18” in the gun control act of 1934. Said law repealed for obvious reason, but not gun laws, it created more problems than it solved, to today now results to Civil Forfeitures and of course with government guns drawn.
    What if I told you that all of our issues were cause by drug addicts, lawyer, guns and money? And the stock market is doing pretty well, like a really deep well of Dead Presidents. The live ones not much better the cause. And so a little refresher course from the way, way back machine and I might add the way back, concerning profits.
    17 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
    2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
    3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.
    4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
    5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
    6 Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
    7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
    8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
    9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
    10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
    11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
    12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
    13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
    14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
    15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
    16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
    17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
    18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
    19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
    20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
    21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
    22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
    23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
    24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
    25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
    26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
    27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
    28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
    (KJV)

    Do tell, dead Presidents. Last verse same as the first?

    JJJ

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