Federal Judge: BLM Engaged In A Criminal Conspiracy Against Ranchers

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The Best Thing for the Environment is for the Government to Deregulate the Economy

The Best Thing for the Environment is for the Government to Deregulate the Economy

by Gina Luttrell

Consider the irony: the United Nations calls upon governments to enact emergency policies to mitigate climate change, yet those selfsame governments are actually the biggest hindrances to environmental cleanup efforts.

First, governments are often the largest polluters on the planet, not private entities. For instance, in the United States alone, the Pentagon is actually America’s biggest polluter. The Department of Defense pumps out more than 750,000 tons of hazardous material every year—that’s more than the top three chemical companies combined. How are they getting away with this? Congress passed an explicit provision exempting the military from any energy reduction efforts. The first thing that the U.S. “world leader” should do is to cut its own environmental impact…

The next shoe just dropped: court decision denies attorney-client privilege

2. The concept of ‘innocent until proven guilty’ may officially exist in courts, but administratively it was thrown out long ago. 

These days there are hundreds of local, state, and federal agencies that can confiscate your assets, levy your bank account, and freeze you out of your life’s savings. None of this requires a court order.

By the time a case goes to court, you have been deprived of the resources you need to defend yourself. You might technically be presumed innocent, but you have been treated and punished like a criminal from day one…

After Holding Mentally Disabled Man Hostage for 34 Years, Texas Rules He Conspired to Keep Himself in Jail

Playing the Game of Life - Alan Watts

Hyper-Sensitive Illinois Mayor Orders Police Raid Over Parody Twitter Account

Just yesterday, I wrote a post about how aSouth Carolina construction worker was fined $525 and lost his job for not paying $0.89 for a drink refill while working at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston. The point was to emphasize how the law comes down with a devastating vengeance when an average citizen commits a minor crime, yet allows the super rich to loot and pillage with zero repercussions. There is now a systemic two-tier justice system operating in these United States, and the result will unquestionably be tyranny if the trend continues unabated.

The latest example of a lowly citizen being subject to a disproportionate use of the law, is Jon Daniel of Peoria, Illinois. Jon was behind a parody Twitter account that mocked Peoria mayor Jim Ardis, and his biggest mistake was not making it clear that it was a parody. As a result, Twitter had already suspended the account weeks ago. Problem solved, right? Wrong.

GMO plants, GMO people

The war against cancer has painted a picture of hope: genetic solutions.

This, despite the fact that there are no successful genetic treatments for any form of human cancer.

The focus on genes is a diversion from obvious causes of cancer in the environment: industrial chemicals, pollutants, pesticides, food additives, and even pharmaceuticals.

This futile gene-fix has a parallel in food crops: genetically modify plants so they can grow despite drenching them with toxic pesticides. However, massive GMO crop failures and reduced nutritive value of such crops are two reasons why the gene model fails.

So it is with human cancer: let’s modify the genes of people and they will be impervious to the environmental assault of chemicals that cause cancer.

SAT unveils shorter test with fewer vocabulary words, optional essay

It’s been Dumbed Down, here’s your ribbon and trophy for participating in the establishment of Idiocracy in our lifetime.

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What's the Difference Between Fascism, Communism and Crony-Capitalism? Nothing

The essence of crony-capitalism is the merger of state and corporate power—the definition of fascism.

When it comes to the real world, the difference between fascism, communism and crony-capitalism is semantic. Let’s start with everyone’s favorite hot-word, fascism, which Italian dictator Benito Mussolini defined as "the merger of state and corporate power." In other words, the state and corporate cartels are one system…

Court Declares That, Yes, Bloggers Are Media | Techdirt

from the and-the-moral-of-the-story-is-don’t-shoot-dogs dept

A few years ago, we wrote about the bizarre and quixotic effort by Florida businessman Christopher Comins to find any possible way to sue University of Florida student and blogger Matthew Frederick VanVoorhis for his blog post concerning a widely publicized event in which Comins shot two dogs in a field (video link). The story made lots of news at the time, but Comins didn’t go after any of the major media — instead targeting VanVoorhis for a defamation suit. The original blog post is “novelistic” but it’s difficult to see how it’s defamatory. Either way, Comins’ case was shot down on fairly specific procedural grounds: namely that Florida defamation law requires specific notice be given to media properties at least 5 days before a lawsuit is launched. Specifically, the law says:
Before any civil action is brought for publication or broadcast, in a newspaper, periodical, or other medium, of a libel or slander, the plaintiff shall, at least 5 days before instituting such action, serve notice in writing on the defendant, specifying the article or broadcast and the statements therein which he or she alleges to be false and defamatory...



Shield of Light
So what does the Pentagram really represent?
Since ancient times the upright Pentagram has been a holy symbol for “Humanity as a manifestation of the Divine”. The star’s five angles represent are the Four elements of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth as manifestations of the One Universal Spirit.

I am not asking you just to accept my word for it, all the genuine teachers of the Magic of Light say the same; you can read about the Pentagram in Eliphas Levi, Dion Fortune, Paul Foster Case, or W. E. Butler
The Pentagram is mystic shorthand for the Pentagrammaton, the Five-lettered Name of God: Yod-Heh-Shin-Vav-Heh. These five Hebrew letters are code for: “The Divine liberates” (also “delivers”, or “saves”). This Name-of-Power declares that: the Divine is the indwelling Essence of the human soul; and therefore a human being is “a Temple of the Most High”. This is the reason why all dark and unclean spirits fear the Pentagram, and why it is used for spiritual and astral protection.

Shield of Light

So what does the Pentagram really represent?

Since ancient times the upright Pentagram has been a holy symbol for “Humanity as a manifestation of the Divine”. The star’s five angles represent are the Four elements of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth as manifestations of the One Universal Spirit.

I am not asking you just to accept my word for it, all the genuine teachers of the Magic of Light say the same; you can read about the Pentagram in Eliphas Levi, Dion Fortune, Paul Foster Case, or W. E. Butler

The Pentagram is mystic shorthand for the Pentagrammaton, the Five-lettered Name of God: Yod-Heh-Shin-Vav-Heh. These five Hebrew letters are code for: “The Divine liberates” (also “delivers”, or “saves”). This Name-of-Power declares that: the Divine is the indwelling Essence of the human soul; and therefore a human being is “a Temple of the Most High”. This is the reason why all dark and unclean spirits fear the Pentagram, and why it is used for spiritual and astral protection.

Shield of Light 

So what does the Pentagram really represent?

Since ancient times the upright Pentagram has been a holy symbol for “Humanity as a manifestation of the Divine”. The star’s five angles represent are the Four elements of Air, Fire, Water, and Earth as manifestations of the One Universal Spirit.

I am not asking you just to accept my word for it, all the genuine teachers of the Magic of Light say the same; you can read about the Pentagram in Eliphas Levi, Dion Fortune, Paul Foster Case, or W. E. Butler

The Pentagram is mystic shorthand for the Pentagrammaton, the Five-lettered Name of God: Yod-Heh-Shin-Vav-Heh. These five Hebrew letters are code for: “The Divine liberates” (also “delivers”, or “saves”). This Name-of-Power declares that: the Divine is the indwelling Essence of the human soul; and therefore a human being is “a Temple of the Most High”. This is the reason why all dark and unclean spirits fear the Pentagram, and why it is used for spiritual and astral protection.