Mass killings under Communist regimes (And why Scandinavian “socialism” isn’t so great either)

Many people just younger than me have very little understanding of the Cold War and why it was fought. Indeed it is fashionable to poo poo the Cold War and a distaste for socialism among what appears to me to be an uninformed crowd. See man, you just don’t get socialism. Etc. Etc. 

The state is celebrated under socialism. The state makes crony capitalism possible. An expansion of the state will only bring more cronyism and more stagnation.

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Congress is Writing the President a Blank Check for War

By Ron Paul

While the Washington snowstorm dominated news coverage this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was operating behind the scenes to rush through the Senate what may be the most massive transfer of power from the Legislative to the Executive branch in our history. The senior Senator from Kentucky is scheming, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham, to bypass normal Senate procedure to fast-track legislation to grant the president the authority to wage unlimited war for as long as he or his successors may wish.

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307,000 veterans died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report finds

Treating veterans is very expensive. I would hate to look at the projections the actuaries and accountants come up with each quarter at Veterans Affairs. At best they are a wash of nonsensical numbers. At worst (maybe not even the worst) the VA is actively factoring these people dying waiting for treatment.

My bet, and it’s only my bet, is that it’s a little bit of both. Regardless the Veterans Affairs administration appears to be nearly as sick as many of the veterans.

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Defense Department expected to announce the winner of a lucrative contract to overhaul the military’s electronic health records system this week

And guess what? The likely winner (according to this article) writes a lot of checks to politicians in Washington DC.

The goal here is big data. Managing population health – not your health necessarily. And people are going to make big bucks (taxpayer bucks) in the process.

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Today is the 26th anniversary of the Tienanmen Square Massacre, A documentary of the slaughter, Tank Man

I remember seeing this image on TV as a kid. I remember the thousands of students in the square. The paper mache statue of liberty they’d erected. There was a feeling that communism was about to come crashing down in China.

Then the army came and laid waste.

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Too many laws. Eric Garner, a victim of an over-regulated state. Rand Paul makes a statement (Video)

Eric Garner was selling cigarettes on the street and 6 cops took him down? He died because he was making pennies selling Newports? Why such strict enforcement of this ridiculous prohibition?  Think it has anything to do with the fact that those loose cigarettes are UNTAXED cigarettes? You bet it does.

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No, America Isn’t Communist; It’s Only 70% Communist

Source: Museum of Communism

Think we’re being over the top here? We’re not.

I always have to laugh when people talk about how the “free market” has failed etc. etc. We don’t have a free market. We have a deeply regulated and highly crony market. Where the market is actually allowed to work it works. But in most of the economy planners plan and parasites suck the vitality out everything. It’s hard for a dog to be healthy if it’s racked by worms,

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100 years ago next month World War I started, How the “War to End All Wars” defined the 20th Century

War is the health of the State…in general, the nation in wartime attains a uniformity of feeling, a hierarchy of values culminating at the undisputed apex of the State ideal, which could not possibly be produced through any other agency than war. Loyalty – or mystic devotion to the State – becomes the major imagined human value. Other values, such as artistic creation, knowledge, reason, beauty, the enhancement of life, are instantly and almost unanimously sacrificed, and the significant classes who have constituted themselves the amateur agents of the State are engaged not only in sacrificing these values for themselves but in coercing all other persons into sacrificing them.

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EPA exposed children in studies to pollutants without consent?

It reminds one of the MKULTRA experiments in the late 1950s when the CIA dosed people with LSD without the subjects having any knowledge of what was going on.

Very different to be sure. LSD might make some go insane. These pollutants might only induce chronic asthma or death.

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‘I Didn’t Join to Be Sacrificed’: U.S. Troops Fed Up with Risky Afghanistan Strategy

Afghanistan stinks. The death, despair, cronyism, corruption, the companies licking their chops over lithium and rare earths deposits, the endless funds which are printed here and flow through Kabul to God only knows where, the “heroin bomb” dropped on American cities. The country may look like heaven in places, but for America it has been hell.

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