Badged Serial Killers: The Growing Murder Culture of Cops (Part I) by Bill Buppert

Publisher’s Note: This is a five-part series that investigates the growing death culture of the American cop and the predator prey relationship between badged thugs in the pay of the King and the following victim classes among the Helotry that is America:

Part I: Dogs and other Animals

Part II: Children

Part III: Women

Part IV: The Elderly

Part V: The Disabled

Please keep in mind that I will examine all sorts of police depravity and violence to include the murder that has become so prevalent and dare I say popular among statist police in America. Depending on your level of resistance, you will be fined, kidnapped, caged maimed or killed in America if you resist the most banal edicts handed down by your rulers as law hence law enforcement.

Police are the pointed end of bad politics, idiotic rules and immoral laws. Unlike their confreres at the Nuremberg trials, they are never held accountable for their “just obeying orders” schtick.

I want you to pay particular attention to the incidents where the police laugh or joke about their maiming and killing because there is no better casual indicator of the depravity and psychopathy that is modern day policing in the USSA.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics surveyed 6,000 people and based on extrapolations of the information estimated that around 500,000 people every year are, ‘hit, held, pushed, choked, threatened with a flashlight, threatened or sprayed with pepper spray, threatened with a gun or other form of force,’ by police. The FBI Uniform Crime Reports states that around 300, ‘justified homicides,’ happen every year, yet does not record police killings considered to be unjustified.”

The numbers are most likely far higher for non- reported and under-reported violence by police in America.

Make no mistake – you do live in a police state. Please be sure to update me on local incidents you can call to my attention. -BB

“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
― Immanuel Kant

Yet another dog is murdered by cops.  A service dog, no less.

The advent of film and video footage has revolutionized the ability of the general public to see how the police behave in real life and not the sanitized Disney version that Hollywood and its sycophants in the mainstream media have portrayed.

Sir Robert Peele’s principles are long dead and buried in US law enforcement.

This particular one is indeed extinct:

“The police should use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient to achieve police objectives; and police should use only the minimum degree of physical force which is necessary on any particular occasion for achieving a police objective.”

The American law enforcement community has experienced a sea change in the last half century that has made the police the greatest threat to individual subjects in North America. In the end, liberty and freedom can only be taken if the enforcement mechanism of bad laws and totalitarian edicts is active and engaged. The risk of death by cop is far greater than any foreign-borne terrorist threat or most natural disasters and ironically, 2013 is one of the safest years for cops themselves in decades despite the silly “hero” rhetoric drummed in by the government media complex.

Will Grigg has written eloquently and extensively on startling detailed anecdotes of the police state in action throughout the fetid plain. I have contributed some observations on the state of police misbehavior on a grand scale but not so much as other observers.

Something strikes me about the spate of dog murders by cops that have emerged in the media in the last decade. The officer safety madness is a large part of the reason for the devastation and lethal effects of modern policing and the trail of tears of the maimed and murdered bodies stacked up by the badged bullies. As we have become accustomed to the double standard, the epidemic of police shootings of dogs stands in stark contract to the injury and killing of “police dogs” as assaults on an officer and treated as such. Again, ensuring that mundane being drained by taxes to pay the salaries of the statist police are always treated as second-class citizens even to dogs (if badged).

Some observers have suggested a linkage of animal abuse into adulthood: “Douglas, Burgess, and Ressler looked at the lives of 36 serial killers to determine whether they shared any behavioral or psychological traits. They found that 46 percent of the serial killers in their sample had demonstrated cruelty to animals as children, while 36 percent demonstrated similar cruelty during adulthood.”

Ask yourself this: if you have serial killer tendencies, how do you hide in plain sight and quite literally get a state-granted hunting license? Become a cop.

Are there widely accepted precursors to serial killer behavior such as cruelty toward animals and a casual disregard for their welfare?

When counselors at several federal penitentiaries evaluated inmates for levels of aggression, 70% of the most violent prisoners had serious and repeated animal abuse in their childhood histories, as compared to 6% of non-aggressive prisoners in the same facilities.” 

The casual disregard for the lives of animals by cops is fairly commonplace as well as human life if the past decade of cop-on-citizen violence is any indicator.

As criminal profilers pointed out, around 99% of the serial killers start showing cruelty to animals even from an early age. What makes matters worse is the fact that their families do not notice this negative behavior or perceive it as child’s play. More often than not, hurting and/or killing an animal demonstrate the need to take control and dominate.”

It would be necessary to establish that most of these police dog killers have this tendency at a tender age but the increasing incidence of this kind of abuse raises some disturbing possibilities.

One dog murder by cops gives a clue to the mindset involved:

“One he didn’t even think twice. He just stepped back and took out his gun and shot her twice and stood in the street and laughed about it.”

Another cowardly incident in New Orleans where the cop (of course) lied on his report of the dog execution.

“He fires (at) the dog in retreat,” said Jeff Dorson, executive director with Humane Society. “Why do we know this? The bullet wound. The entry and exit were in the side, and it wasn’t a dead-on shot in the front.”

The cops laugh after killing a three-month old puppy in San Antonio here.

Even restrained animals are subject to instant liquidation by the badged bureaucrats:

“Moments later the animal, named Cammie, barks at officers and struggles to avoid a hook attached to a long, metal rod. Once police stopped trying to snare the animal, it laid down quietly. Upon second attempt, police successfully restrain Cammie, who struggles but then stands motionless, looking away from the officers.

That’s when LaGrange Police Officer Doug Howell drew his weapon, aimed and fired a single round into Cammie’s chest, dropping the dog immediately. Shortly thereafter she began wagging her tail, so the officer put another bullet in her head.”

Cats are not immune to the bloodthirsty treatment of animals by cops:

Two officers acted accordingly and shot the cat dead. What enraged the cat’s owners is the fact that it was never checked for identification tags neither did the officers attempt in any way to determine whether it was a stray or a pet cat.”

There is a pattern of conduct emerging that speaks to several factors.

Modern policing in North America now uses officer safety as a mindless mantra to justify disproportionate response to real and perceived threats to their person and safety.

I will cover police abuse of children in a future essay which bears a grisly resemblance to the war on the innocent that dog murder entails.

The stories are legion but this incident is illustrative of the vicious and lethal mentality of cops in America today:

“As Vidal Collapsed backwards on to the floor the two officers jumped on top of the 5ft 3 100 lb Vidal to restrain him.. As Vidal’s Father tried to step in and grab the screw driver The Southport Police Officer that had instructed the other officers to use their tasers, moved between the father and the pile of people on the floor and said ” We don’t have time for this” And shot Vidal Once in the chest as the other two Officers held him on the floor. Vidal’s father then grabbed the officer as he was lining himself up for another shot.”

Yet another testimony to why no one in their right mind should ever call the cops.

I would suggest that the increasing violence toward animals is yet another harbinger of things to come in the future as the American police state becomes more and more violent toward ordinary citizens and anyone it sets its sights on.

One can suggest that any broad cross-section of the working population in particular occupations would create serial killers and the police profession would appear to have a few of their own:

Manuel Pardo, a former Florida police officer turned serial killer who was executed Tuesday, was one of the latter, officials say. He shot nine people to death in the late 1980s, claiming he was a ”soldier” ridding the streets of the wicked.”

And:

Police are considering the possibility that the serial killer who has dumped at least eight bodies along a Long Island barrier beach may be an ex-cop or other law officer, law enforcement officials familiar with the case said.”

The notorious killers like Gerard John Schaefer even practiced their serial killer temptations on patrol.

I would also suggest that the brutality demonstrated in the video of this young homeless man being beaten to death is emblematic of the tendencies among the constabulary in America.

I think about the very real possibility of institutionalizing serial killer ethics and behavior is becoming the rule and not the exception in American policing. Much as child molesters and voyeurs would sign up in droves for the chance to be a TSA enforcer gaping at and laying hands on innocent travelers, there is no greater opportunity for a serial killer to practice their craft in America than going to the academy and getting the badge. They would have a license to kill and qualified immunity that would get them through the bad times at taxpayer expense.

The “heroes” that fired 103 rounds into the wrong pickup and wrong gender and did not kill the two female occupants. The police investigating police concluded and “found that the officers were not at serious fault in trying to kill two innocent unarmed women and unleashing a wall of lead on a vehicle.”

Police will not ever police themselves…ever.

There is now a close race between private serial killers and the professional class emerging in American policing to see who can field the greater army of murderers. Much like the terrorism moniker fitting the protector in America more than the actual stated target, the fabled cops are becoming the very thing they supposedly hunt.

Murder begins where self-defense ends.

The spate of animal slaughter by cops may be an unpleasant precursor of misery to come for the citizens being administered by the “serve and protect” crowd.

Resist.

FreeSpeechMe: New Software to Fight the Octopus

Publisher’s Note: Michael Dean of Freedom Feens requested that I promote this new technology to fight the Federal Octopus. Check it out and take your own decision on its usefulness. Be sure to tune in to Michael’s new late night radio program in March and his weekend broadcasts available live or on his site via streaming and archives.

 

Michael is probably one the most cutting edge practitioners of taking true abolitionist liberty to the airwaves in a professional and entertaining way. He even has me on his show on occasion.

 

He is also the author of creamy audio to bring your podcasting and home studio experience to the next level. -BB

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Curbing Leviathan Series: Defeating the Redflex Pirates by Bill Buppert

Today marks the first day the red light piracy goes live in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

The Redflex pirates have invaded the little burg of Sierra Vista, Arizona and red light cameras are springing up in a little town in the same state that kicked them off the state payroll after allegations of bribery, fixing and corruption by the Governor.

The same Redflex mention in the emerging bribery scandal:

“Aaron Rosenberg, who was the company’s top national salesman, said in a civil defamation claim against Redflex that he was made a “scapegoat” to cover up a long-standing practice of “providing government officials with lavish gifts and bribes” after the Tribune began asking questions about the Chicago contract.”

The same Redflex that scans all plates at intersections and stores them via police apparatchiks:

“It’s no surprise that (former) Secretary of DHS, Janet Napolitano would want to track innocent motorists and spy on their every day activities. Her now defunct freeway photo radar dragnet, installed and run by Redflex was performing that task on a massive scale in Arizona. She was quickly promoted to her post at DHS as “Big Sis,” which she resigned from last week ahead of what are likely to be major scandals brewing which will be far worse than this one.”

The government/private collusion between Redflex and ATS and the usual suspects in government even shortened yellow light times to increase profit:

“The worst part is that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) was instructing cities and towns to shorten yellow lights, which make intersections much more dangerous.”

As with most traffic laws in the US, this is not about safety but simply a way to increase revenue from drivers already badgered by gas taxes and the escalating costs of licensing and registering vehicles in addition to the absurd speed and signage laws that rob American of billions of man-days of productivity and tens of billion in lost time and wealth. Not to mention the insidious increases in insurance premiums visited on the victims.

I recently wrote on the sheer idiocy of stop signage in America and you can read that here. The Redflex piracy is merely the latest outrage in the government war on private driving.

One hears all the verbal sewage from the local politicians and their television and newspaper cheerleaders. This is about safety and not revenue and the common mistake of thinking that correlation and causation mean the same thing. But what does one expect of the media whose entire modus operandi is the advocacy of bigger and more intrusive government at every turn?  Whether one reads the government house newspapers out of DC and New York or your local rag, it’s all the same drivel.

Pop quiz: when was the last time your local news outlet ran a critical story on police behavior or government abuse? If Arizona is any example, the Tucson daily newspaper is called the Red Star for a reason. One can also examine the number of ads in the newspaper and discover a curious phenomenon: in my local paper which I do not read absent the assistance of an air sickness bag, nearly forty percent of the advertising space is a government entity or something that gorges at the government trough.

So how does one evade these cameras? Difficult to do but fortunately there are some methods to defeat the invaders.

Before the Redflex pirates were booted off the state payroll in Arizona, if one got a speeding or red light ticket in Tucson or Phoenix and lived elsewhere, a curious lapse in the law forced the state to have to physically serve these tickets to the driver victim of the highwaymen. In essence, if I received one in the mail, I would simply store it in the shredder and the system deleted them after ninety days of non-payment. One sees the common scam from the government where they send these threatening missives to the taxpayer, which in this case had very little teeth.

The Redflex pirates in New Mexico were even given permission to troll the lapsed tickets of “offenders” after they were kicked off the state highways.

I would also urge you to visit the National Motorist Association which unlike the other mainline automotive clubs in the US is not a poseur and sycophant for government power constantly lobbying for infringements on private driving freedom.

“Residents of Albuquerque voted to kick Redflex Traffic Systems out of the city in 2011, but city officials decided to give permission to Redflex to generate up to $20 million by collecting unpaid tickets that had been mailed to 89,000 individuals up to a decade ago.” One can be certain a cut of the 20 million would go the highwayman on the Council.

Your “representative” never represents you; they seek and coddle government power and nothing else.

Other options emerge:

  • Don’t use a physical address on anything to include your driver’s license. One should always receive any mail at a PO Box or prescribed private vendor. Boston T. Party addresses these concerns with great verve.
  • One can title the vehicles in the opposite name of the spouse or significant other who actually drives it so when the photo is presented, it does not jive with the alleged owner or better yet, put the vehicles in a trust. In the state of Arizona, the cop drones will automatically delete any “violators” whose vehicle is in a trust. And, yes, it is true that some overweight badged agent of the law will be employed full time to review the Redflex damage per contract.
  • One can program routes that simply avoid these intersections entirely because the red light cameras do have a curious effect on drivers slamming on the brakes once the Pavlovian light starts yellow.
  • In Arizona, the cameras flash both the driver and the rear plate (no front plates in Arizona…yet) so some misdirection may be in order such as bright reflective material on visors or drivers wear sunglasses and surgical masks when driving in town in addition to limo tint bands across the front top of the windscreen. Some entrepreneur could make some super-reflective signage for auto visors that reads Fuck Redflex to add some chutzpah to the disobedience.
  • License plate sprays appear to be highly ineffective but angling the plates downward by using a number of washers at the top to diminish the perpendicular relationship of the tag to the ground may prove more effective. Radar detectors may be just as ineffective and with the advent of GPS technology where one can program locations of piracy devices, simple avoidance may be more prudent.

I would welcome my reader input on other countermeasures one may employ to render this latest government theft mechanism impotent and useless.

This is simply another chapter in the continuing war on private driving in the US where the rulers would much rather see us all piled in diesel-fume belching buses which would also control the citizenry better once the buses stop accepting cash and only accept card devices that identify the users and riders of the over-subsidized transport.

Along with the Real ID fiasco that is a de jure and de facto reality in America, the rulers are installing black boxes in newer cars, scanning IDs at federal installations, declaring Constitution Free Zones  (I happen to refer to these as hyper-Constitutional zones) throughout the country. There is a little known program conducted by your friends in the DHS that logs all the vehicles parked at airports every night. Your tax dollars at work data basing the citizenry for future opportunities of tyranny or subjugation and you are paying for it and your unborn grandchildren. It is hard to read uncooked accounting books with the government.

The ANPR systems are more commonly referred to as ALPR (Automatic License Plate Reader/Recognition) are now linking all 19000 police department across the fetid plain. Of course, we all know none of this data will be abused.

All of these in concert with the Redflex abuse will simply drive us ever closer to the Orwellian ideal so many of the psychopathic empty suits in Washington lust after.

Resist at every turn.

 

 

 

The Force Institute: Junk Science in Defense of Badged Barbarism By Bill Buppert

“The Institute also said it has determined how, after an officer uses lethal force, “investigators can best ‘mine’ officers’ memories and avoid interviewing mistakes that can put the officer, the investigator and the entire department in jeopardy.”

The ironic revelation of this mission statement appears lost on the staff at the Force Institute.

These are incredibly dangerous times for normal citizens to have the most banal contact with cops or even be near the scene of their actual work. Police in America are the single greatest threat to human liberty and become more lethal day by day.

The brutality is bad enough but then there are well-funded tax-gorging entities like the Force Institute in Minnesota that use junk science and violence rationalization to buttress the worst behavior of the authoritarian trade.

The Internet, blogosphere and video sites are packed full of brutality stories and visceral filmed evidence of daily misbehavior and malfeasance on the part of police.

As anyone who has ever been ensnared in the legal system knows, the defendant’s deck is stacked against them in ways that quickly outstrip their capacity to get any kind of justice. Once you are standing in that courtroom, hopefully with your privately retained attorney, government bureaucrats whose sole function is to act as the gateway for draining your financial resources through fines or seizure or the possibility of being caged for a period of time determined by a robed government employee surround you. The higher the jurisdictional level the better the chances of having all the charges piled on in a fashion in which your salvation is doubtful at best.

Most sober residents of the US can acknowledge that something rotten is going on in the legal system. With a mere five percent of the world population, the American prison complex has twenty-five percent of the planet’s prisoners behind bars. This does not count the “peripheral prisoners” living at the King’s pleasure on probation or parole. This does not account for the tens of millions of family and friends who are directly affected by this mass incarceration.

More than 72 percent of all Federal prisoners are non-violent offenders. Yet, nearly 3,281 of these unfortunates are serving life without parole for non-violent offense. The entire pretense of isolating violent offenders from society can make sense in a particularly cruel and calculating fashion but the idea of putting a shoplifter in jail for life gives even the most ardent warden groupie pause.

All of this is nasty and brutish but I needed this as a preamble to talk about one of the most disgusting humans I have yet to come across in the media and the interweb: William Lewinski, the junk science purveyor of “police psychology” who runs the Force Science Institute. He is a poster child of opportunism and an apologist for the worst instances of police brutality and oppressive behavior. Much like Lysenko in the USSR, his specialty is to put a happy face on maiming and killing by badged bureaucrats. There is little difference between the twisted unscientific idiocy of Comrade Trofim Lysenko and his modern day twin in Lewinski.

Lewinski is a keen entrepreneur in the government sphere who has managed to take a dime store PhD and gain legitimacy at a major university in Minnesota. His PhD was granted by a university whose ability to confer such degrees came under severe scrutiny:

“The Union Institute & University’s Ph.D. program came under scrutiny by the Ohio Board of Regents, culminating in a 2002 Reauthorization Report. In response to the Report, The Union has undergone major academic and structural changes, including dissolution of The Union Graduate School and restructuring of Ph.D. programs. The Ph.D. in Arts and Sciences, for example was redesigned to a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies.”

Nonetheless, he has amassed quite an empire in the field of force apologetics and as an expert witness testifying on why police brutality is not so excessive. His Force Institute is nothing more than a sophisticated excuse factory for bad cops who exceed their charter and practice barbaric behavior on the force. He is not coy about this in his own rather ironic mission statement from his site:

“Shortly after word of his work began to spread throughout the legal community, Lewinski and his staff were flooded with requests for use-of-force case analysis, guidance on argument construction, and expert witness testimony in court. With that came the founding of the consultation division. The unique time-and-motion studies conducted by the research division have produced bombshells in courtrooms worldwide. They have not only saved government entities millions of dollars in civil liability judgments but, most importantly, they have kept officers from unjustly being punished for controversial uses of force.”

Lewinski is the worst kind of human being who specializes in rationalizes the most brutal aspects of police abuses of power most likely to the delight of police unions nation-wide:

“He will reverse-engineer from his conclusion, which is that the shooting was justified, to explain away whatever physical evidence doesn’t fit that conclusion,” said John Burton, a Pasadena, Calif. civil-rights lawyer who specializes in wrongful police shootings and has twice cross-examined Lewinski.” Burton said Lewinski “has the lowest reputation as just being somebody whose opinion is for sale, and it’s always to the police side.”

Of course he does like so many of his fellow-travellers in the police and national security establishment whose entire lives are devoted to making nice cooing noises about psychopathic behavior and justifying the worst excesses of government employees. This is much like the rubber-stamping of “justifiable” law enforcer shootings mere hours or days after the police have investigated themselves.

Lewinski is simply a nice “academic” decoration to the pseudo-science of the Force Institute. There appears to be no other purpose for the institute but to rationalize and justify vicious police behavior in America and Canada. The East German Stasi and Russian NKVD would have been happy clients of Lewinski for him to ply his trade by justifying state violence. The aptly named Force Institute is merely that: a cheeky academic boutique to put a blush on the pig (pun intended).

His silence is all one needs to know on one question: “Lewinski however, did not respond to a request by CBC News to provide an example of a case in which he had testified against an officer.”

I suspect that this rather small and modest academic boutique is a tiny cog of the vast apparatus that seeks to put a happy face on the American police state. The sycophantic media and their love affair with all cops as heroes, the noxious and childish police procedural dramas that pollute the televisions in living rooms and movie theaters and the well-funded police unions that keep the thin black and blue line staffed and protected.

The three pillars of police unions, officer safety and qualified immunity to include the evil contributions of apologists like Lewinski keep the well-oiled tyranny machine of thug-scrums alive and kicking.

Many complain that the groves of the American academy are chockfull of communists, socialist and other government supremacists but Lewinski represents an especially lethal strain of the contagion. Not only is his work junk science and rife with the worst logical fallacies but his coin of the realm is nothing more than the justification of the state to maim and kill its citizens.

There are no good cops because they all see themselves merely as tools of the rulers to carry out the laws of the land no matter how unjust and barbaric. Their plot is not to question but merely to obey the diktats and whims of political masters that hold their ultimate loyalty.

Lewinski is merely the cheap fixer to make it all look legitimate no matter the injustice or cruelty of the behavior.

 

 

 

The Cold Civil War by Bill Buppert

“You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again.”

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

All the conditions for civil war in the United States are coming to a boil. Many revisionist observers of the American Cold War period are discovering that it was simply a continuation of the war on the world the US has been waging since 1893 after the bloody conclusion of the genocidal campaigns against American aboriginals in the nineteenth century and the brief interregnum to consolidate the Federal monopoly stranglehold from 1861-65 when Lincoln nobly swam in oceans of blood to prevent the country from abandoning slavery. The Grand Old Politburo did not free the black man so much as switch out the manacles so he could join his white Helots on the national plantation.

The recipe for upheaval is peppering the country.

A large part of the population has, through voting, made it crystal clear that an entitlement culture is not only desired but imperative to providing for all aspects of living. Hence, democracy in America has become a circus and a spoils system in which the candidates compete to see who can advance Mencken’s characterization of all voting as an “advance auction on stolen goods”.

The post WWII warfare-welfare state has metastasized at the Federal level and unmasked itself since 9/11 to be an unbridled and unapologetic gangster state that takes whatever it wants. It demands total transparency of the taxed citizenry while playing the national security state card to shroud itself in deceit and misdirection at every turn.

The behavior of cops in the last generation has been the primary marker of the shift in attitude of the state in its relationship with its charges in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Not only has militarization been the harbinger of the worst behavior of police in history in the country but the evil triumvirate of police unions, qualified immunity and the de facto Federalization of all 19,000 police departments polluting the American landscape is quickly bringing the entire sorry enterprise to a head and a boil.

Cops are not only becoming increasingly brutal and absurd in their techniques but seem to have an active disregard for the very welfare of the citizens whose wallets are pinched to pay their inflated salaries and watch their waistlines blossom to unhealthy proportions. If the Ukrainian protests had occurred here in the US, the American constabulary would have gone to gun immediately and left hundreds if not thousands of protesters maimed and killed. The police attitude cannot be disputed: they will go home at the end of their shift no matter the cost in lives or taxpayer money because that is the perverse incentive of government and in their case, an inherent result of the curious blend of cowardice and bullying psychopathy that seems to be the ideal mix for statist cops. Even the alleged Oathkeepers will do the worst for the state unless the entire history of the Serpico cop is simply understated or unreported.

There are no good cops and they will be the vanguard of the coming hot civil war in America. It seems ironic that the former communist countries like the Ukraine would have a police force that practices a far larger restraint in dealing with its minions than the vaunted city on a hill in North America.

The economic ills are legion throughout the country: an acknowledged national debt impossible to repay, non-funded liabilities and promises at the federal and state levels that may exceed GDP by dozens times over, the cavalier printing of money to make counterfeiting look legitimate by comparison and usurious combined tax levies that would have made King George III blanch in professional embarrassment.

A Federal corporate tax rate that started at one percent in 1909, ballooned to 52% in 1968 and has settled to a monstrous 35% making it one of the highest tax rates of its type on Earth yet it only ultimately affects the consumer since it increases the price of goods and services in the heavily regulated above-ground economy. A combined tax burden on Americans that probably exceeds 70% when all is said and done. One does not work until April to pay off the tax-man, you never stop.

Some have observed that the best capitalists suffer under the worst capitalist conditions in North America and Europe and that the reverse is true through most of the rest of the world. One learns that in the rest of the world outside the “developed” nations, you can keep far more of what you earn and they have as of yet to develop the sophisticated “theft accountancy” competence of the West in which the tax paying drones are nothing more than cattle managed on a feedlot known as a country.

One could go on and on cataloguing the horrors of the modern nation state and the US in particular but many more competent scribblers and pundits have opined on the waning of the West and the ultimate fate of the unfortunate passport holders and residents of these burgeoning prison-states. The term may be jarring but there is a prosecutor in every burg across the fruited plain with a huge arsenal at his disposal to put anyone away for a very long time in the self-serving legal system cutely posing as justice in America.

History rhymes and does not repeat itself but every country in human history has suffered paroxysms of upheaval and conflict that has changed its national destiny and sent it to the graveyard, in particular large empires that could no longer sustain their tyrannical behavior overseas and simply brought it home as a natural reaction to its daily behavior.

The US is quickly rocketing to a number of critical decision points in which the very existence of the national government is in jeopardy if it cannot consolidate its stranglehold on every aspect of the citizenry’s behavior hence the Snowden confirmation of a total absorption of every electronic transaction amid a sea of other damning affirmations of tyrannical behavior on the part of the imperial rulers in DC. The cold civil war is the one-way conflict raging in America by the Federal government on the whole of the citizenry. As I mentioned before, simply put all the components together of what the US government does on a daily basis from the wildly barbaric daily behavior of cops to a monolithic bipolar need for a transparent citizenry and a shrouded intelligence and national security leviathan that works in the shadows to consolidate power always at the expense of individual liberty and freedom. Everything in between from economic malpractice with the Keystone Keynesians to the barely veiled desire to nationalize “health care” to the notion that national security trumps everything to the point where one forgets what, in essence, is being protected at all besides the religious admonitions to maintaining the power of the central government.

The hot civil war will be triggered by a number of unforeseen and seminal events that will be much more Black Swan in character than predictable. The Federal government is blind to the second and third order effects of its policies as evidenced by the vast economic illiteracy posing as policy and the increasingly brutal treatment and response of the most mundane infractions by its Praetorians. The history of irregular warfare is chock-full of legions of examples of smaller and more adaptive resistance movements outpacing and defeating larger and better-equipped foes.

Once you grok Solzhenitsyn’s quote at the beginning you start to understand the vast miscalculation in store for the mandarins in DC once the end-game is approached. This is Bush’s fourth term and the current occupant is simply following in the long train of abuses that is the fire and substance of all Presidents since the beginning. The Federal government mission statement can be summed up in one pithy phrase: to pursue and defend central government supremacy wherever it may be found and to institute it where it is absent (to characterize bureaucratic behavior simply substitute the word mediocrity for government).

This will be its undoing and when the eventual break-up of the country happens, future historians will bicker for decades on correlation and cause to trace the beginnings. Many sober historians will look at the years 1791, 1865 and 1893 and others will suggest dates in the twentieth century but in the end it does not matter.

The dates on the tombstone once the US enters the dustbin of history with all the other failed attempts at Homo Sovieticus will not be as important as the events that comprise the dash. I have had to bleach my brain of all the incredible agitprop and disinformation posing as education in America from K-12 and on to the mind laundries in university and the conclusion is inescapable, the story of America is quite simply the narrative of a country drunk on the path to government supremacy over every aspect of human behavior and a willingness to export violence planet-wide to control everyone else.

So, in the end, the Cold Civil War, will go hot. Unlike the unpleasantness in 1861-65 in which a part of the nation calved off to divorce itself from the body politic it no longer felt a part, the next civil war will be more genuine in the nature of the civil wars one has come to know in Ireland, Spain, Iraq and Afghanistan but it will be more characteristic of the behavior of the USSR and Nazi Germany in its treatment of the combatants and non-combatants alike once the Feds get the butchery started.

The Federal government will practice a scorched earth policy because it will be fighting for its very existence and the gloves will be off which will greatly benefit the swelling of the resistance ranks as it discovers, like its behavior around the world since 1893, that it cannot maim and kill women and children fast enough to keep the men from filling the warrior ranks to fight the beast.

The good news is that the US has a number of flaws and errors in the military realm if it attempts to prosecute internal military campaigns against secessionist or insurrectionist elements and movements. Strategic Deficit Disorder and the absolute inability to conduct successful counterinsurgency campaigns anywhere on Earth. The vaunted American military machine is a paper tiger absent sufficient technology. One merely has to look at the trillions wasted in Afghanistan where the Green Zone is still not a safe place to tread without full kit and weapons in the capital city.

There is a storm on the horizon and the government will push until every American will be in the hazard with very stark choices indeed.

Think. Train. Resist. Fight.

 

 

Catalog Of The Snowden Revelations

Catalog of the Snowden Revelations

This page catalogs various revelations by Edward Snowden, regarding the United States’ surveillance activities.

Each disclosure is assigned to one of the following categories: tools and methods, overseas USG locations from which operations are undertaken, foreign officials and systems that NSA has targeted, encryption that NSA has broken, ISPs or platforms that NSA has penetrated or attempted to penetrate, and identities of cooperating companies and governments.

The page will be updated from time to time and is intended as a resource regarding Snowden and the debate over U.S. surveillance.  Comments and suggestions thus are welcomed, and should be sent to staff.lawfare@gmail.com.

1. Tools and methods

2. Overseas USG locations from which operations are undertaken

3. Foreign officials and systems that NSA has targeted

4. Encryption that NSA has broken

5. Identity of ISPs and platforms that NSA has penetrated or attempted to penetrate

6. Identities of cooperating companies and governments

Curbing Leviathan Series: Withdraw All Voting Support by Bill Buppert

Voting is a pernicious form of violence that is counter-intuitive until you discover what the ballot box does in democracy. It takes a narrow menu of option that rely on a tacit acceptance of the rod and gun as the pillar of maintaining an orderly society. There is no visible exception to the rule and democracy seems to attain a critical mass of interested parties at the atomistic level (unlike the highly effective means of focused lobbying) who decide that raiding the wealth and resources of their friends and families and neighbors at gunpoint through the endorsement of a government system is an effective means to make living at other people’s expense. Whether the homebound shamblers drawing SSI or the highly paid government civilians or contractors, the entire system is built on theft and voting is the majority nod to the criminal act.

Voting legitimizes all the excesses and sociopathic tendencies of the state and condones the barbaric practice of authorizing the tax man at all levels coming into your neighbor’s house and stealing 35 percent of their resources on a monthly basis and if the homeowners resist in any demonstrable fashion, they get a boot on the neck and maybe a surcharge for daring to question or resist the thief and his army.  Government is a highwayman and the voter is the waylaid traveller who appears to smile happily at having a gun screwed to his temple and his pockets emptied.  He then proudly wears the cheap sticker on his jacket that reads: “I Was Robbed and I Voted for It!” Then he can stumble around the polling place afterwards and have high fives with other worthies who perform the same dysfunctional behavior.

Many more talented and thoughtful writers have examined all the intricacies of why voting is all of the above and worse. Simply Startpage voting at www.lewrockwell.com and you find a huge variety of great perspectives on withdrawing from voting entirely. The George Carlin video is priceless.

Carlin: ….I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don’t vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, “If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain”, but where’s the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain.”

I complained incessantly to my sainted bride when we had the misfortune of living in a home-owner’s association (HOA) in our last house. She said shut your trap and run for office to get on the board instead of simply complaining and it was my most visceral lesson in the uselessness of voting and the fact that the tyranny of HOAs is the lowest hanging fruit in the cancer garden of political life where the usual suspects use the state to advance noxious and ant-private property rules and regulations. I was Dr. No but when you are the only negative vote with four ayes always countermanding, you might as well mow your lawn with your teeth to accomplish something…anything.

What to do?

Don’t cast a vote…ever. Vote with your feet in the opposite direction of the polling place and when Election Day rolls around, go to the weapons range and practice with the most important decision boxes in a civil society. The ballot box is a curious hybrid of the Milgram Experiment and the Stockholm Syndrome, some enterprising young psychology PhD aspirant can diagnose and clock the syndrome for his thesis.

I NEVER write “my” Congress Creatures and never advocate such behavior in trying to change the system but I will break my own rule here and urge every one who reads this to get in touch with your county voting apparatus and find out how to deregister to vote if you are currently registered.

In the state of Arizona, you simply write a letter to the county Elections Registrar (creepy, I know) and request to be deregistered. The other advantage is this also takes you off the jury duty conscription pool so you cannot be a part of that wretched and liberty destroying system.

As an influence operation in the ongoing conflict to regain liberty, an enterprising individual can set up a “deregistration booth” during election season near the usual suspects trolling for voters or signing equally ineffective petitions for their zookeepers. You may not convince one person but you are exposing the curious passerby to an alternative reality that receives zero coverage in the government media circus. It may be a terrific initiating mechanism to get folks to start questioning the most basic drivel drilled into their heads starting the government obedience classes know as Civics. There is no doubt you could very well be the catalyst to set folks up to free their minds.

A mass exodus from the voting cesspool may garner interesting responses from the apparatchiks and elected sociopaths.

Withdraw your support of a sick and twisted system and stop rubber-stamping the proxy violence against your own community.

Resist.

 

 

 

Curbing Leviathan Series: Electronic Leashes and The State by Bill Buppert

 This is the first in an itinerant series of essays to put practical effects to resistance in the coming bad times. Reader contributions welcome. -BB
[Great note from Ben Stone, the Bad Quaker: One of my listeners has an off shore company that runs a private network. I have a device (Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6) that is incapable of being used as a traditional cell phone. It will play MP3s, surf the net, and allow me to connect to the private network mentioned above. Once connected to that network, I can "call" anyone else on the network, so long as I know their code. This code is not saved by the device. The call is mil-grade encrypted. The service for this network runs about the price of a traditional cell service when spread over the course of a year. It's my understanding that using this network, in conjunction with a VPN like Cryptohippie (run by Paul Rosenburg, another friend), a call through a Verizon hot spot cannot be tapped, recorded, or traced.
Here is their web site, but keep in mind, the site doesn't tell the whole story.
 
http://libertyprivate.net/]
“Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”
So reads the text sent to thousands of protesters in Ukraine located via cell phones (most likely to within five meters of their location with phone on hip). The usual suspects in the government immediately passed new laws on various behaviors now prohibited as a result of the violent protests that have been wracking the Ukraine recently. This included a ban on wearing helmets and masks to better prevent spontaneous protesters from foiling facial recognition scanners for the government apparatchiks. Pretty soon maybe they will be able to simply ban large groupings of people but this may become problematic when waiting in the endless lines world-wide for government services ranging from DMVs to post offices to every other assorted queuing regime that is the curse of all non-private sector “service” providers.This should be a wake up call (pun intended) for all the subjects in the USSA to realize precisely how the ubiquitous communications devices will serve the totalitarian aspirants in every political office globally. Thanks to the heroic efforts of Snowden and his confreres, the depths of surveillance depravity and sheer expense in the West to vacuum and store all human electronic traffic is no longer in question which means what to do about it.

The first thing you do is read everything at the best communications and sousveillance site on the ‘net at Signal Corps and start to practice better communications hygiene for you and your family and friends. Once the entire rotten totalitarian fabric of the USSA starts to come apart at the seams and the real unpleasantness begins, comms will be the very lifeblood of effective resistance and rebirth of the fractured elements of the smoking ruins after the Federal leviathan has committed global seppuku through economic malpractice and fascist/socialist over-reach.

The battery in my dumb phone recently died and I have yet to replace it and have been examining the options to leave the liberty-hating cell colossus of Verizon. The telecoms are now wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Federal law enforcement mechanism.

My search for another dumb phone will continue and any recommendations are welcome. Hell, I would be fond of a pager but they no longer exist and landlines are practically extinct residentially (none in my home) and pay phones are becoming very scarce.

The concept of burner phones holds great appeal as long as one can purchase for cash with no owner signature for receipt and used for special occasions. Of course, the NSA is even tracking that through various means it can employ:

 “As Sanchez points out, news that the NSA is using the phone database to look for patterns of burner use would have fewer civil liberties implications than some of the agency’s other activities; however, the revelation shows again how the agency will use the metadata it has amassed for new or unexpected ways — and that there is a lack of clear rules for how it can or can’t probe the metadata.”

Hell, the US Post Office is photographing all mail covers. Do your part by putting all return addresses on the reverse side of the envelope. Also, if you receive any mail at your physical address you should strongly reconsider that.

“The Postal Service on Friday confirmed that it takes a photograph of every letter and package mailed in the United States — about 160 billion pieces last year — and occasionally provides the photos to law enforcement agencies that request them as part of criminal cases.”

“It’s done by machine, so there’s no central area where any of this information would be,” he said. “It’s extremely expensive to keep pictures of billions of pieces of mail. So there’s no need for us to do that.”

Right, that’s what the moronathon known as the TSA said about the Porno Scanners.

The intelligence means to do so is very rudimentary and is simply the crafting and maintenance of association networks which are highly effective when employed to track activities of apparently disparate individuals. One can do it on a blackboard, computers or the common “big boards” in the noxious police procedural dramas that have polluted the networks for decades.

My Nokia “candy bar” phone I used in Kabul will alert the NSA in the USSA if I install a new SIM in it and it will get very special attention at the agency as a new phone with associated uses in Afghanistan and the Philippines. That is how simple the process is. But then again, it appears to be common news that every phone in ‘merka is now logged, recorded and tracked; all this to ostensibly prevent an event so rare and esoteric that I stand a greater chance of being mauled by an albino Yeti than suffering in a foreign-inspired terrorist attack. I use the sobriquet “foreign” because current police practices in the US constitute for all practical and linguistic purposes terrorism.

What to do?

The most extreme answer is don’t have a phone and only carry a burner with no stored numbers to use infrequently and dispose with every use. For most Americans, this is impractical especially due to the sorry state of electronic addiction I am witness to every day as I see the shamblers wandering about my environs in neck down, slack-jawed attachment to the tiny screens illuminating their pasty faces. The young are especially addicted, much to the satisfaction of the Orwellian bureaucrats in the various sectors of giant gov.

Like Boston says though, privacy is not only inconvenient but hard work that demands discipline most don’t desire nor attend to.

If you have to have a cell phone, use it sparingly but the domestic and work-related “requirements” in the modern connected era may preclude most from selectively activating their phones at predetermined times to check messages and traffic. Something you will find quite refreshing when it comes to email.

If you have lunch or conversations with like-minded dissenters and genuine members of FREEFOR, leave your cell phones in the car.

Cell phones can be stored in a fridge, a “dead zone” bag or a martini shaker (Bond would be proud). This prevents them from being used as remote listening devices by the usual suspects but does not prevent them from being location markers depending on storage vicinity.

A practical test would be a phone free weekend to see what alternatives may emerge. Axquisition of portable HAM radios? For us here in Arizona, we may be able to use one time pads and primitive cryptography on Marine Band which has far less traffic in the desert. The Russians are seeking typewriters for creating documents and old time printing press technology may bear new reexamination. Fred Woodworth has been publishing The Match (I have subscribed since the 1990s) via non-electronic means for decades so the technology is still available.

The state can be foiled by the individual.

I look forward to readers providing more tips and techniques on foiling and monkey-wrenching the Orwellian cocktail the rulers are now serving at the bar.

Resist.

 

 

 

The Terrorists Won (Not Those Terrorists) by Bill Buppert

Yet another indication that the Regime and its subsidiary political apparatchiks in the various localities across the US are becoming nothing more than legions of auxiliaries to the Federal law enforcement leviathan. The Torrance, CA cop (I will bet dollars to donuts he is an overweight human), Brian McGee, has been cleared after ramming a vehicle not fitting the description of Dorner’s vehicle nor sporting the same pigmentation as the alleged cop killer. The smaller and whiter Mr. Perdue was on his way to a surfing break when the state thug rammed his car and fired three rounds through the windshield.

A number of observations become apparent.

  • The Torrance PD is rather ill-trained in its ability to distinguish between a purple Nissan and a black Honda although the apparently trigger happy McGee may have gotten skin tone and car color confused.
  • McGee’s shot group of three rounds was rather impressive by cop standards because they did not hit any other vehicles or pedestrians but failed to hit the innocent driver (another change of pace). Once Americans wake up to the clear and present menace to their well-being cops are everyday, they may accrue advantages in the future unpleasantness.
  • McGee could not have had positive ID before he opened fire because of the distinct differences in race and characteristics of the victims here. Nor did he have positive vehicle ID.
  • The internal investigation found no wrong-doing, big surprise there and one simply has to look at the track record of cops investigating each other and you can make the same bakery bet I alluded to earlier.

This is quite simply a declaration of war on ordinary Americans by every police department in America, all 19,000 departments.

One stands a greater chance of being struck by lightning or devoured by a Great White Shark than being involved in a “foreign terror” incident on American soil. The Russian government repeatedly warned the boobs at Fatherland Security of the brothers allegedly responsible for the Boston bombing. I say “foreign terror” because the usual government misconstruing of language is apparent in their desire to brand abortion protesters, ecological cadres and right-wing nut jobs to include the heroes of Duck Dynasty as domestic terrorists when the primary threat to every American is the cop at the local to federal level.

No political bad actor could deny a single man his freedom or liberty without the police to enforce his psychopathic designs on humanity.

When one couple this with the “laundering” activities the Feds are encouraging when sharing the wholesale spying windfalls of taking taxpayer money and your unborn grandchildren’s wealth to pry into every electronic transaction on Earth by Americans, you start to get the picture that the tyranny has only just begun or what Binney refers to as turnkey totalitarianism.

Binney: “All of the information  gained by the NSA through spying is then shared with federal, state and local agencies, and they are using that information to prosecute petty crimes such as drugs and taxes. The agencies are instructed to intentionally “launder” the information gained through spying, i.e. to pretend that they got the information in a more legitimate way … and to hide that from defense attorneys and judges.”

The government must practice barbarism and a form of perennial warfare to conduct its daily business and expand its power all the time. One would be hard-pressed to have a state if you did not violate all Ten Commandments and the categorical imperative.

Like Oscar Grant III’s execution in New York by cops and the outlandish jury decision in the case of two overweight government badged employees when the Fullerton homeless man was beaten to death, nothing happens to the murderers in uniform and they are becoming bolder by the day with their license to kill both humans and animals especially dogs with impunity. Unless the dog is a beast of burden in the drug war then an assault on that dog is a criminal offense but not if it is a privately cared for member of a family.

One open question is the accurate numbers of men, woman and children murdered by cops on an annual basis. Seattle provides a harbinger:

“Kalyuzhnyy was the sixth person killed by police in Seattle in 2013, an unusually high number in a year that saw a similar number of homicides (29) in the city as in the previous year (27) with four days left in the year.”

The Internet is populated by thousands of stories of police maiming and killing of civilians but it is most likely heavily under- or non-reported for obvious reasons. I have tried to discover a monolithic database of the numbers but have yet to find one and don’t expect the government to do so since it is not in its best interest to reveal such barbaric and wanton behavior that seems to be much more of a code of practice than accident.

While prosecutors at every level tend to be rather obvious in their loyalty to the state, the behavior of District Attorneys seem to indicate a rather shallow and one-sided obedience to rubber-stamping the most horrific offenses by the state’s attack dogs, both bipedal and quadruped. Between the unions, qualified immunity and the ability of cops to move to greener pastures on the public dole, the thin (in name only) black and blue line in America behaves as an occupying force and they can fine, kidnap, cage, maim and kill ANYONE in America and get away with it.

You need a fresh perspective: America is occupied by Washington DC and the increasingly Federalized policing forces are the Army of Occupation. We are all Palestinians living in Israel now, blacks in apartheid South Africa and residents of Vichy France in WWII. This is Reconstruction at the existential level. The mandarins in DC have certainly been waging a War on the World since 1893 but no country has ever used force and domination to assure its global position without doing the same at home.

You must stop believing in Officer Friendly and you do not yield at the peril of losing your life.

The very dangerous meme metastasizing through the ranks of the government praetorians is that a license to kill is a done deal and no matter how outrageous the violence visited on the taxpayer, you will simply get a free administrative vacation while the usual suspects rush to defend the indefensible behavior of government thugs.

The open question is when will it be too dangerous not to defend yourself before the cops do violence to you, family and friends. The recent spate of armed police killings of victims with airsoft weapons (to include children, again) shows that despite the lip-service given to weapons possession in America by private subjects, all cops consider it an affront to their aggrieved officer safety that the mundanes dare to even wear them much less possess them.

Cops remain the largest threat to human liberty in history and continue to carry on that proud thuggish tradition in America.

Resist.

Luttrell Gets His Gun: The Tragedy of Armed Busybodies by Bill Buppert

I just saw Lone Survivor with Mark Wahlberg loosely based on the book by Luttrell, the title character and least injured of the four-man crew haplessly and uselessly brutalized and sacrificed in the Afghan hinterlands in 2005 for yet another American neo-imperialist briar patch. As all autobiography is essentially fiction, realized as an heroic paean to the author, one has to suspend their disbelief with some of the morality plays on the screen like the argument about killing the two young sheepherders and the old man in the initial scenes that preface the rest of the movie once the SEALs are in Indian country. No one will ever know if Luttrell was the voice of humanity calling for the preservation of the indig’s lives even at the expense of operational security.

The movie itself is rather harrowing in the details of a military chase movie that is as gritty as the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan and the intense small unit fiascos in Blackhawk Down with the same kind of almost existential agony portrayed in the French production called Special ForcesThe parallels in story lines between the French film and this one is rather close; a small elite unit is placed in circumstances that exceed the skill sets of the most rehearsed and talented warriors.

SEALs do not have a solid reputation in the SOF community for light classic infantry skills and I was pauzzled by the lack of Rally Points, alternative ORPs and the apparent complete absence of a multi-layered E&E plan. Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) and Strategic Reconnaissance (one of the five core SF disciplines) TTP and methodologies are deeply embedded and practiced by the Army in my experience. A terrific USMC After Action Review of the mission can be found here. One could also assume that a light infantry platoon with robust extraction options could have achieved this mission profile.

YOu may have millions of dollars invested in your training but if you are not equipped for a particular mission, don’t use that asset no matter how shiny and cool.

Point of view is so important in these films. I often think that the war fantasy movie Red Dawn from the 1980s would have been critically acclaimed by the usual government supremacist applause if it had been grainy black and white (like Battle of Algiers) in Spanish set in the steamy jungles of Central America while a brave force of Communist guerillas battled a coalition of European invaders. John Milius, the director and writer of Red Dawn, was an unapologetic anti-communist and this set him quite apart from the collectivist rabble that made up the majority of the pod thinking in Hollywood then and now.

Lone Survivor is a grueling war movie comprised of a tapestry of ambushes, chases and showdowns that seem to meet the formulaic demands of the genre. It gives a hat tip to the absolute stupidly of military command and control pathologies that are a regular part of the US armed forces. The modern US military is built around an antiquated Second Generation Warfare framework that gives lip service to Auftragstraktik but in reality practices a Soviet model of crushing initiative, over-reliance on “call for fire” and  heavily regimented mission orders.

The movie attempts to pull the heartstrings of patriotic Americans; you know, the folks who get misty at the thought of continuing the War on the World the US has been waging since 1893 to “protect our freedoms”. It pushes all the right emotive buttons but one has to step back and change the framework. Consider this thought experiment alluded to earlier with Red Dawn: it is not Afghanistan but the American hinterland in 2015 with Federal forces battling confederation guerrillas in seceded states resisting the attempts of the central government to reestablish its stranglehold over the states. The point of view would remain the same of a group of US SEALs working to assassinate a local rebel leader in the states who is insisting on sovereignty and a divorce from the central planners in DC. A skilled director and screenwriter would achieve this in the same fashion Lone Survivor manipulated the audience by portraying all the bad guys as evil and not simply armed locals sick to death of central planners in a faraway capital, Kabul, forcing them to comply with alien cultures and morals imported from the West.

This has nothing to do with Islam and alleged barbarism on the part of the indigenous inhabitants because beyond the abstract, that only troubles invaders who use this as a trump card to justify their own barbarism. The evil of the locals in their behavior is broadcast through the government-media lens and has a very special filter to ensure it justifies the excuse for more military misadventures. If you doubt that, examine the 21 casus belli Bushevik II used to justify the unjustifiable invasion of Iraq. Take a look at the influence warfare conducted by Rumsfeld’s Office of Special Plans on the Western opinion-makers.

Luttrell and his three dead companions died for nothing. His team would be joined in Valhalla by 16 other team members who were KIA in the Chinook that attempted a reinforcement of their harried position. Lives ruined and tens of millions wasted in the intense investment that is the creation of American SOF. The mission was a typical cavalcade of calamities that has many vectors of blame to include the mission profile itself and the aforementioned Soviet-style planning that is the secret and unpublished shame of American arms in the last hundred years. They suffered and some died to further the interests of the American War on the World in the new millennium which is nothing more complicated than a money-laundering operation for the military industrial complex in the West centered around the offensive war mandarins in government offices and corporate boardrooms around DC. Please spare me the soliloquies about the very notion playing into the constructs of the alleged Left and the Marxoid antiwar movements.

Pop quiz: what political affiliations and influences were in power and had ascendency in American involvement in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and most of the twentieth century? You guessed it, the Left and collectivist framework that has animated even Republicans since Teddy “Progressive” Roosevelt.

So, when you cheer or tear for the martial exploits of the US military in foreign lands, a smile beatifically passes over the face of every American president and his elected and un-appointed apparatchiks in the Offal Office and its tentacled reach into every political orifice in the land. War is the health of the state and especially the American variant.

I understand the almost visceral sympathy one feels for the intense tragedy of a failure of American arms but Luttrell and his confreres would be alive today if not for the enormous political and military failure that is both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and the subsequent ripples that have emanated from these disasters globally. Having spent most of my adulthood in the Legions, I understand the almost sacred marriage of trust and challenge in the brotherhood but the larger picture demands we open our eyes to the true fruit of the efforts: war abroad is wrong and the only just war is one fought on your own soil.

I just spent a year in Kabul and could not cross the street to the ministry of Defense for my daily business without an escort and full body armor and kit to amble a mere kilometer. After trillions of pilfered American tax dollars and future money leveraged on unborn US grandchildren and a dozen years, the Taliban and HQN and the hundreds of local resistance organizations are alive and well. The day the last Coalition boot leaves Afghan airspace, Kabul will come under siege and fall a few weeks later. One only need examine the last year’s news for Iraq to see what a recipe for sectarian violence the hapless idiot savants in DC have brewed a perfect storm for years of unrest.

Afghanistan is an imaginary country much like the Hussein crafted Iraq and I daresay, the United States; demonic centrally planned nations who have yet to fall to the historical certainty of unrest, fissure, friction and break-up that is the inevitable rule of national development throughout history. I suspect the US does not entertain the creative confederation and possible break-up of these troubled states because it does not want the slightest justification for such sentiments home in North America, which is the ripest it has ever been for secession and the eventual divorce from DC from every state in the alleged union.

Lone Survivor is homage to modern American conflicts abroad in the ongoing campaign to make the world safe for unwieldy giant nation-states and the glorification of collectivism and government supremacism at every turn. Both Afghanistan and Iraq are monuments to the failure in vision when the West stood astride the ruins of the Middle East after WWI and decided to draw map lines convenient to Western interests and completely agnostic to historical ethnic and clan ecologies in the region. The match was struck and the bonfire has been burning ever since.

Sympathy for the American war machine is sympathy for the devil and rolls along hand in hand with the worst collectivist fantasies of organizing societies under the gun.

Those lads did nothing to ensure the freedom and liberty of Americans while traipsing around the Hindu Kush. Brave and resourceful they may be but agents of individual liberty they are not. Those nineteen men who perished in Operation Red Wings had mothers and fathers and wives and children who will never see them again nor share old age together.

The greatest tragedy of all may be a country that did not see that in the first place.

How to Eradicate Slavery in Your Life, Now and Forever by Jim Klein

Publisher’s Note: Jim has been a friend and correspondent of this blog since its inception and his philosophical ruminations have had a tremendous influence on me. He was kind of enough to pen this gem, Enjoy. -BB

What is slavery?  Let’s not get distracted with convoluted definitions.  At essence, slavery is the forceful (aggressive, compulsory, coercive) subjugation of one person or group of people, by another person or group of people.  This is always done with physical force or the threat of physical force.

Why is slavery wrong?  Slavery is wrong because it treats the two parties as inherently different with respect to each other, and they are not.  In the relationship between ruler and ruled, the ruled party is treated as chattel and the ruling party assumes the role of directing the ruled party’s actions.

What is equality?  In human social interaction, being equal does not mean being identical.  No two people are identical.  Equality means that with respect to other humans, and in interacting with them, the moral stature of each is identical in the absence of any contrary evidence.  This is because in relevant respects, they are both free-willed autonomous individuals.

What are rights?  It doesn’t matter what rights are.  What matters is that they are the same for each person, again in the absence of any contrary evidence.  This is what it means to say, “All men are created equal.”  Slavery is an instant denial of rights, because it instantly denies the equal rights of the two parties.

How can slavery happen if each person has equal rights?  Slavery doesn’t “happen;” slavery is done.  Slavery is one party denying the equal standing of the other party, and it can only be done through forceful coercion.  Without that, the ruled party may walk away from the ruler and the slavery doesn’t occur.

Why is the threat of slavery–or aggression or compulsion–wrong?  As all humans are creatures of free will, the declaration of the intent to impose physical aggression against another, is tantamount to actually doing it.

What is agency?  Agency is the voluntary agreement between two or more people, that some will act on behalf of the others.  Because it is voluntary, the party on whose behalf the acting is done, carries the same responsibility for the act, as the party doing it.

Can I not have the responsibility for enslaving another person, by having an agent–or even millions of agents–do it for me?  No.  Responsibility is something that is attendant with the state of being a free-willed individual.  Because agency is itself a voluntary choice, the responsibility does not disappear.

Can I pretend that I don’t have responsibility for enslaving others if I have agents do it for me?  Yes.  Being creatures of abstract conceptualization, any person can imagine anything at all, including counterfactuals.  Denying responsibility for an act by virtue of agency, is an example of such a counterfactual.

So how can I eradicate slavery in my life now?  Simple…be neither ruler nor ruled.  If you have the physical power to enslave others, don’t use that power.  If you are going to be enslaved by the physical power of others, prevent it.

Why shouldn’t I enslave others?  It is always wrong to use your mind to deny that which is, and the person whom you can enslave has the same standing socially, as do you.  To enslave that person is an admission to yourself that you are something other than a rational, identifying creature and this is necessarily harmful to you.

How can I stop others from enslaving me?  You stop them however you can.  Ideally, you might persuade them.  Less than ideally, you counter them with more powerful defensive force.  For starters, you can read the post below and understand what it means, and recognize that you have tremendous stopping power against others…likely far more than you imagine.  It still may be the case that you will be overwhelmed physically, but nobody promised you a rose garden.

How does that stop slavery forever?  “Forever” in your life means as long as you live.  If you choose to “live free or die,” and you decide that it is “better to die free than live as a slave,” then you will never ever be ruled.  And if you choose to honor the fact that other people are the same sort of creature as you, then you will never ever be a ruler.

These are all lovely thoughts, but how do thoughts accomplish anything?  They don’t.  It’s the action that arises pursuant to those thoughts that accomplishes things.

Okay, I want to eradicate slavery in my life now and forever, so what do I do? Just do it, that’s all.  You can easily choose not to enslave others…don’t engage violence or aggression against them, or threaten it, and they won’t be enslaved.  You can also choose not to be enslaved by others, to the best of your ability.  You can arm yourself, you can train yourself, you can work with others, you can devise defensive mechanisms…you can do whatever you are able to do, to stop others from enslaving you.

Does this guarantee that I will never experience slavery in my lifetime?  Yes, for as long as you live.  Does it guarantee that you will never die?  No.  Everyone dies and like everything else in your life, whether you admit it or not, the choice to rule or be ruled is just that—a choice.

Do you actually want to eradicate slavery in your life, or do you want to pretend that you do?  If the latter, then keep yapping and go vote.  If the former, then just do it!

Stop the Stop Sign: Traffic Enforcement and Imperial Conditioning by Bill Buppert

I hate and despise stop signs in America and the indiscriminate and totally ineffective placement thereof throughout the US arterial systems for vehicles. I am a big fan of yield signs and roundabouts and fascinated by some of the Netherlands experiments in removing all road signage completely. That just so happens to be the norm in countries around the world. The veritable abundance of signage and direction is almost exclusively a First World disorder that is led by the US and the UK.

Aside from the impossibility of ever seeing a police car come to a full stop at a stop sign, the veritable abundance of these control signals not only serves a vital revenue function for the police state but it informs and reinforces an almost Pavlovian response to traffic signals universally and reinforces the obedience to remote authority. One can go on very few rural thoroughfares and far fewer urban arterials without receiving a bombardment of detailed road instructions on just how fast you can go and just how much you must stop. One can only speculate on the untold waste of fuel and time over decades that has been exacted on human productivity by yet another vestige of central planning and control by the corrupt rulers in the central government and their puppet regimes in the states.

It has also provided a vital service to fat cops everywhere by provisioning a risk-free business opportunity to exploit the scofflaw who dares to refuse a full stop at two in the morning on a deserted rural four way stop. Much like drunk driving, a non-crime the state can exploit to fill its coffers and increase the insurance premiums of its victims with the maximum physical exertion on the part of the cops to be a short stroll from their vehicles to the latest extortion victim of bad laws.

A slight detour: Rant on. If fat cops are not an epidemic, why would it be profitable for LA Police Gear, one of the many purveyors of tactical chic for the thin (in name only) black and blue line, to sell pants with a 60 inch waistline? 60 inches! There is a reason so many were clinging desperately to the outside of the armored vehicles for the shameful display of police arrogance in the wake of the Boston bombings, they could not possibly fit inside the confined spaces of most military vehicles unless crane-lifted into the back of a five ton cargo truck. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that is a five-foot circumference around the middle much like the overweight statist employees in the government teachers unions when they go on strike and gather in pods around political edifices desperately waving signs bearing the message that all of us need to pay even more for the sludge they fill children’s heads with across the fetid plain. Surely there are genetic markers for obesity but the lion’s share of the cause is a lack of discipline and the inability to control food intake. Rant off.

There is a more sinister element to all of this nonsense in the land of the free and that is the government conditioning of its subjects that permeates everything the state touches and the traffic regulations are an artifact of the burgeoning Soviet/Stasi state in the US. One would be hard-pressed to find any human transaction in the land of Old Glory that is not regulated if not taxed. From the automaton response to bell ringing in the state indoctrination camps to the absurd travel impositions by Thugs Standing Around at transport nodes to the square miles of metal signage adorning the nation’s thoroughfares, the whole lot of it stinks of imperial conditioning.

How many times have you been in conversations with a colleague where they lower their voices to say something politically incorrect? How many times have you been on an American-flagged airline and you feel more like an inmate than a customer with sour-faced airline employees and discovering your luggage rifled and theived on arrival at your destination? How often have you been in a DMV or other forced licensing or tax apparatus where the collection agents are rather imposed upon by having to actually do their pathetic and un-American jobs?

Stop signs are old school industrial-age thinking, they are a solution that has seen its time. In fuzzy logic or gray area thinking, roundabouts and yield signs would leverage contextual thinking instead of the Sovietized thinking that has you waiting a four-way traffic light for green when there are no other cars in sight. Of course, one reason for this is the government monopoly on provisioning roads which naturally is big on socialized and collectivized constructs that punish everyone with a system saddled with inefficiency and poor outcomes. That system rewards political outcomes that distributes resources via a spoils system instead of market effectiveness and responsiveness. As a matter of fact, that is government in action. Period. It provisions the framework of society at the point of a gun.

Having spent considerable time in both Afghanistan and the Philippines in the past year, I can attest to the brilliant spontaneous order and self-interest that informs driving in Third World countries. Even Indonesia closely matches the apparent chaos but keen fluidity and carefully choreographed traffic behavior in traffic-signal sparse countries. Much like the idiotic notion that the FAA is the only barrier between airline safety and the sky showering airline parts and pieces, the government continues the mythos that humans are self-destructive in their self-interest and absent a traffic signal or signage every few feet, the roads would be cluttered with wrecked vehicles and maimed and killed humans scattered about the countryside. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The roads in poorer countries will be packed with cars as much as ten abreast along with the swarms of two wheeled conveyances that swim in and out of the multi-axle traffic. Do accidents occur? Of course they do but at rates perfectly tolerable for human societies that wish to form around cooperation and non-violence instead of the stick method of hyper-policing so popular in First World countries. Freedom comes with risks and I would not suggest that these Third World driving habits lead to better safety or less fatalities. In the US, one could reduce the national speed limit to five MPH and make all drivers and passengers wear helmets but that would be absurd. The cost benefit analysis for traffic safety in America must take into account the more philosophical damage the incessant signage and regulation is doing to freedom and liberty at the individual level.

Stop signs and Sovietized traffic control regimes are simply a symptom of the deeper and more important problem: the notion that a central planner can envision all the best outcomes and enforce them through the threat or use of actual violence to make everyone safer. The same perverse notion that informs officer safety with cops where all of a sudden the lives of the protector are far more important than the potential victims of the thousands of unjustified lethal encounters and police vehicle induced maiming and manslaughter that is so prevalent in the news.

Stop signs are not about safety much like speeding laws are not about the prevention of accidents. They are revenue devices and conditioning regimes to take the Milgram Experiment known as the Federal government and make it a more effective control mechanism for the population that labors under it.

Gary Johnson claims that the man who runs the stop sign at a four-way stop at two AM in the morning on the desolate rural intersection has crossed the libertarian Rubicon because they come to realize that safety is the lie and control is the truth.

Use the stop sign as a veritable liberty divining rod to get at the truth of everything you take for granted or have been spoon-fed by the statist education-media complex. From the history you have been taught to the endless sophomoric and moronic bleating from the mainstream media, government is never about your well-being, it is simply a plantation owner hiding behind the curtain in the Federal Oz.

Imperial conditioning is simply a clever control mechanism to make you act before you think and stop you when you aim to misbehave. Yet another means to make you yield to a master you do not consent to.

Resist, your self ownership depends on it.

 

 

 

 

The Ultra-Constitutional Constitution Means Exactly What the Rulers Say it Means by Bill Buppert

 

Editor’s Note: I am presently on recce in the Deep Pacific exploring the expat opportunities for leaving the USSA since my return from Afghanistan and will return to Amerika briefly before settling our affairs and departing for a much longer sojourn abroad. My posts will be even more sparse than usual. –BB


“But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.”

- Lysander Spooner

I am probably one of the only humans on Earth to be reading all 2400 pages of Spooner’s six volumes of complete writings and I have yet to find anything I fundamentally disagree with yet he is the exception rather than the rule in any discussion of the Constitution in America. It is the primary source for one of three book projects I have in the works for 2014. I stand by my notion that the Constitution is one of the most brilliant government slave ownership manuals ever penned by humans in history.

My wife brought this article to my attention.

See: http://rt.com/usa/court-upholds-laptop-border-searches-041/

As most of you know, I live in this freedom sterile zone near the Mexican border (for now) and have had to live in a hyper-saturated LEO zone that would make the East Germans blush with envy and anticipation.  There is even a permanent ICE/BP road block (not the quaint notion of a check point which is allegedly voluntary). You blow this without stopping for the black- or green-garbed (eerily matching the color motif of both the Nazis and the East German border guards) armed thugs and they will run you down.

Now the robed government employee, Korman, has declared de jure and de facto, the pretense of probable cause and reasonable articulable suspicion does not even need to exist for the police to seize your electronic property.

“District Judge Edward Korman made his ruling in New York on Tuesday, more than three years after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit. The ACLU claimed that – since Americans put so much of their lives on their computers, cell phones, and other devices – border officials should have reasonable suspicion before sifting through someone’s personal files.”

 The article further avers:

 “The trouble is, the ACLU noted, that almost two-thirds of the population (197.4 million people) live within 100 miles of the US border. New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, and dozens of other major metropolitan areas fall under the so-called “exemption” zone.”

This would, of course, mean by implication that all international airports are “borders” and provide the means for the Federal government to establish yet another blanket beachhead using the Constitution to erode basic human rights and freedoms throughout the entire nation. There is no courtroom in the US that does not suffer an implied conflict of interest with the private citizenry because they are all government-managed with the statist drones making up the lion’s share of  staffing with a monopoly on the use of force in the hands of the badged and most likely overweight statist policing entities shambling through the corridors of the freedom-sterile zones of a Federal courthouse.  Like the fuselage of an American flagged airline, the Federal building ethos is one of complete domination of private citizens stripped of every thread of self-protection and human dignity. The prohibition on private weapons in courtrooms and courthouses is not only a manifestation of government hoplophobia but a very real concern for the rage generated unjustly against thousands of citizens who are abused in these star chambers for what are largely malum prohibitum crimes.

The implications are staggering and merely confirm the worst suspicions among freedom advocates that the naked power of the Federal government is essentially limitless. Please keep in mind this is a Constitutional ruling by a government employee. Much like having the police rule on their own misconduct by investigating the mischief himself or herself or the NSA claiming much like the DHS that the reasons for their behavior cannot be disclosed due to national security concerns. Most government supremacists are either too dull or drunk on ultimate power to see the delicious irony in the ruling. The ruling essentially confirms the worst forebodings of Constitutional skeptics like myself who know that the  document and the hundreds of meters of shelf space groaning under imperial judicial rulings are a very fancy bunting and excuse to grant unlimited power to the central government and incinerate individual liberty at every turn.

Fancy the judiciary in the Federal apparatus to be concerned with individual liberty and freedom? Hell, I don’t even fancy the ACLU to be concerned with it because of their historical institutional blindness to the Second, Third, Ninth and Tenth Amendments. Yes, I said Third because an enterprising civil rights attorney could have a lot of fun with that with a class action suit against the DHS for violating that rarely invoked amendment for the shameless LEO misbehavior in Boston after the bombing. I would be very interesting to see the definitional constraints on temporal limitations in that case.

All of this proves one thing that is crystal clear: there is no judicial remedy to get the Federal government and Mordor on the Potomac out of your knickers and no possible expectation of justice in the American system in the classical sense of the term as a remedy for wrongdoing. The American legal system is designed first and foremost to provide a legal excuse and imprimatur for government supremacist behavior. Dred Scott v. Sandford was an existential harbinger of things to come, it simply provided a contemporary viewpoint on slavery and human ownership that would be expanded to all men over time. Dred Scott v. Sandford was never repudiated formally but merely the construct for the entire legal scheme in America which is a notion that all humans in the tax jurisdiction in America would be subservient to a legal apparatus that even appropriated the right of non-citizens. There are many permutations to the Dred Scott decision that reverberated throughout the next 150 years but the most interesting is the notion of slaveholding as a right for which the Federal government could not be held accountable for the Missouri Compromise of 1820. But in the long history of linguistic legerdemain that is the stock and parcel of American jurisprudence, the very notions of slavery would become the backbone of all Federal expansion of power because self-ownership would become extinct as a legal principle.

This ruling is further proof for the observant and reflective sectors of the population that the Constitution is one of the most devilishly clever and manipulative anti-freedom instruments ever penned and that the perfidy and cunning of the Founding Lawyers should be battle cry to fight for liberty instead of the incessant and ahistorical droning of allegiance and admiration for the fetid parchment.

If Korman has not got your freedom antennae quivering, you are asleep. Korman is the plantation owner’s legal representative and you have just been served.

Korman has levied yet another declaration of war on human liberty and dignity.

Please don’t write your Congressman, just tend to your preps and get out to the range more often.

Resist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Slavery All That Bad? by Bill Buppert

The pillars of the abolitionist community in the US and the world are deceptively simple and not much different from the anarcho-capitalist community with minor variations. The philosophical precepts do not require the enormous gyrations, intellectual sleight-of-hand and economic illiteracy that seems necessary to justify the collectivist regimes ranging from communism to socialism to democracy. One of the reasons for the relative simplicity is the necessity to provide a description of effective individual human action at the most atomistic level with an eye to self-interest and long-term return on behavior.

The Buppert Variations require three standing notions for an effective (not necessarily efficient) means to preserve free moral agency and self-determination:

  • A total prohibition on all initiated aggression through force or fraud
  • The absolute sanctity of self-ownership and the inability of a state to force non-consensual action at the individual level
  • The supremacy of voluntary and volitional contract law to bind parties to action with zero implied consent to for more vague “social construct” legerdemain like the Constitution

The Larken Rose Laws are even more compelling in a more visceral and less legalistic perspective.  One of my colleagues, John, broke it down to this elegant but powerful list summary:

  • You own yourself.
  • You have a right to defend yourself.
  • It’s justified to defend yourself no matter who is aggressing against you
  • It is time to defend yourself from an out of control government at some time BEFORE the cattle car door slams shut.

I would suggest that Larken Rose is the most effective and potent voice for freedom in America today. The first list is more prescriptive of how the abolitionist society that forbids all slavery in all its permutations is operative while the Rose List describes the necessary embryonic conditions that force the function to follow. He delineates in sparkling simplicity the conditions that precede the liberation of all humanity from the fetters of the state.

Unlike the thousands of meters of shelf-space devoted to rationalizations of state power over the individual straining the weight capacity of law school library and law firm shelves alike, there is no proposal to allow the worst of humanity to devise and erect complex systems of shackles and punishment that herd humanity into totalitarian statist cage farms known as nation-states.  The standard riposte is that the state must exist to protect the existing herd from predatory elements of society whose criminality is usually measured in a lack of compliance to thousands of laws vomited forth by elected (self or plebiscite) officials. In other words, one puts the worst in charge to protect some from bad actors and the whole of the society is subject to usually kleptocratic and murderous whims of the anointed political class. The “protection racket” then demands a larger and larger slice of the potential victims’ time and resources dragooned through taxation and regulation to protect the bloated and intellectually stunted bureaucracies that are created to meet crisis after government germinated crisis; a perpetual motion machine for tyranny, cruelty and economic efficiency that knows no peer.

I had a conversation with a self-proclaimed socialist the other evening and was absolutely amazed at the lack of depth and almost religious idolatry for the power of the state to keep society afloat. At one point, I had to interject that my primary objection to socialism and all the other collectivist pathologies plaguing humanity is the consistent advocacy for violence as the primary building block of society from the use of policing to cage farms for miscreants to the export of mass murder in warfare. The entire foundation of the collectivist society is based not on cooperation and persuasion the threat and use of sheer bloody violence. If that is the prime mover for a healthy collectivist society, why would anyone be surprised when the persecution, caging filling and corpse stacking begins with a vengeance.

Liberalism is not a mental disorder, collectivism is a mental disorder. It is the creed of the sociopath and the psychopath who wishes to form societies not around peace but war, not around voluntary exchange and a respect for opting out but a vicious herd-like mentality that prizes obedience above virtue and conformity over individual thought.

Don’t be fooled by the academic charlatans like Noam Chomsky who claim the mantle of anarchism yet find National Socialist healthcare schemes perfectly compatible with anarchist society. For them, anarchism is sexy in small doses but should never be taken to the logical extreme of objecting to their pet projects and schemes to enslave their fellow man.

Slavery is wrong any way you justify and that is the simplest objection of all to any statist scheme no matter how innocuous or benign it may appear at first. If you refuse to acknowledge your own self-ownership, fine but please be kind enough not to presume to surrender your neighbor’s by proxy.

Banality of evil, indeed.

 

 

 

 

Back in the USSA by Bill Buppert

 

I have returned from a year-long sojourn in the storied and legendary foothills of the Hindu Kush in Afghanistan making good specie from the latest money laundering operation for the Western military industrial complex.  Afghanistan is the most recent victim of a long American tradition of meddling, maiming and killing women and children and providing proof of concept to iatrogenic effect at a galactic level.

I will be spending the holidays with all six of my children at home at the same time so this will be a particularly joyous Christmas for us. When I departed for the Lewis Carroll-inspired adventure in Kabul in January, I had assumed that things would be seriously awry and that the bureaucracy would be a sight to behold. I was not disappointed by a very expensive effort to fully embrace the axiom: to establish and defend mediocrity wherever it may be found and to institute where it is absent.

Not only was the fabled American Strategic Deficit Disorder on display for the world to see but the amount of money wasted on everything from infrastructure to troop levels and training and everything in between.  There is no strategic roadmap for getting the Afghan National Army and its ancillaries up to speed even after a dozen years and trillions of dollars slung down the rat-hole and into Karzai’s crony complex.

Nothing much has changed on my return to the USSA except the usual silliness involving the boobs in the TSA. Security was eminently less intrusive in Kabul, Dubai and Doha and then I enter the gilded security complex in the USSA urging the low grade intellect conducting my grope to please not touch my flashlight which usually starts an amusing conversation no matter which way it swings.

I live in southern Arizona where the badged thug presence is huge with a considerable number of FLEAs driving their very expensive conveyances (one-ton suspension most likely to haul the current gargantuan girth of the thin black and blue line).  The numbers of speeding and red light cameras have blossomed and the increased regulatory environment simply does not stop advancing hence our expat plans in the immediate future.

We will be relocating to the Deep Pacific to establish a beachhead and start exploring SE Asia in earnest to find a place to land. I hope to have two books completed in 2014 and if inertia does not defeat me, find a disciplined path to start podcasting. After a three decade marriage to my exotic military skill sets, I am taking the leap to escape to another method to procure filthy lucre and feed my existence.

I will return once the USSA starts dissolving and falling apart to lend a hand in the dismantling and moving to the best abolitionist dystopic experiment that emerges from the ashes.

I just got finished co-hosting FreedomFeens with the indispensable Michael Dean and we had a great time, my first broadcast from occupied America since my departure last year. I will be rejoining him on the show on 29 December so be sure to tune in.

You can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNJvl5b79gQ

I will be speaking at the Free State Project Liberty Forum in Nashua, NH 20-23 February 2014 and hope to see some of you there. My topic will deal with the ecology of underground resistance.

Expect more frequent postings on my blog since I have now semi-retired and am no longer working six days a week 10-12 hours a day. If there are certain topics I have not entertained that may trip the fancy of my readership, just drop me a line at thirdgun AT hotmail DOT com.

Happy Holidays from the Circle A Ranch…