Saturday, April 30, 2011

Killing the Gaddafi kids

Underwrite the dictators for decades and then murder their kids; perhaps the "Freedom to Bomb" is one of the specific freedoms for which "they" hate "us." From the Washington Post today:
A NATO missile strike killed Moammar Gadhafi’s youngest son and three grandchildren on Saturday but the Libyan leader survived, a government spokesman said.
Gadhafi and his wife were in the Tripoli house of his 29-year-old son, Seif al-Arab Gadhafi, when it was hit by at least one bomb dropped from a NATO warplane, according to Libyan spokesman Moussa Ibrahim.
As for the one gang of malignant bastards bankrolling the other, here's a March 24th Fox News article:
While President Obama calls Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi a threat to his own people, just one month before attacking Libya the president asked Congress to increase U.S. aid for Qaddafi's military to $1.7 million. 
Of course, that's small potatoes (or peanuts, take your choice) compared to what the Federal Reserve gave the Libyan leader — money they, no doubt, digitally "printed." The author of an April 4th Time blog post reveals:
In the 18 months following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a foreign subsidiary of the bank of the government of Muammar Gaddafi received a cumulative $35 billion in short-term loans from the Fed. Libya's Central bank received the loans through a foreign subsidiary called the Arab Banking Corp., which has a branch in New York. At the time of the financial crisis, the bank was 29% owned by the Libyan government. But since then the Libyan government has upped its stake in ABC, as it is known, to 59%. So the main beneficiary of the Fed's help is the Libyan government.

Word of the Day

"Trump":
Verb. To break wind from the anus, to 'fart'. E.g."There's a disgusting smell in here. Has someone trumped?"
Noun. 1. An act of breaking wind.
2. The resulting smell of having broke wind from the anus, a 'fart'.
From here.

Tails tell the truth

"Tail hair tells tale of cattle’s diet," says a PhysOrg.com article:
Tail hair can show if cattle have been grass-fed or not, according to scientists. By chemically analysing the tail hair, it is also possible for scientists to tell if, and when, a grass diet has been substituted for other types of feed over the past 12 months....
Following the analysis, the scientists can almost identify the precise day when the grass diet of the animal may have been substituted with cereal or concentrate. 
According to the scientists, omega 3 fatty acids are significantly higher in grass-fed beef than they are in cereal-fed beef.  As a result, beef from grass-fed cattle is often labelled and marketed on the basis of having high levels of omega 3 fatty acids and CLA (which together have been linked to several health benefits in humans). 
That is, feeding cattle the food Jah intended them to eat produces easily discernible effects such as healthier cattle and more nutritious food. Strange world we live in that everything should mesh just so.

"Government makes misery!"

In a Reason interview, Paul gives the answer to the problem of human misery: "If you really want to help people, give them free markets!"

"Is Ron Paul More Progressive Than Obama"


An article by the commies over at CounterPunch explains how the good doctor is far less fond of massacring brown people en masse than the sainted president. Author Charles Davis rails against "corporatists" overly much, forgetting that the Great American Corporations are all owned by the Feds and so real anti-corporatism demands a separation of business and state, but his praise for Paul's commitment to "stop killing poor foreigners with cluster bombs and Predator drones" makes him a toke-worthy companion. About Paul, he writes:
He has never authorized a drone strike in Pakistan. He has never authorized the killing of dozens of women and children in Yemen. He hasn't protected torturers from prosecution and he hasn't overseen the torturous treatment of a 23-year-old young man for the "crime" of revealing the government's criminal behavior....
Can the same be said for Barack Obama? … Sure he's a murderer, in other words, but at least he's not a Republican!
 ... Democratic partisans – liberals – are willing to trade the lives of a couple thousand poor Pakistani tribesman in exchange for a few liberal catnip-filled speeches and NPR tote bags for the underprivileged. 
Davis also positively notes Paul's opposition to the drug war, which has spared society from (his numbers) 2.3 million mostly nonviolent poor Americans by caging them in reeducation camps. Of course, this helps rehabilitate "dangerous people" into productive members of society through intimidation, impoverishment and bunghole plunging.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Put away the wrenches

Federal police destroy small business

Doing what it and all federal departments do by design, the FDA has once again acted to eliminate the dire threat of a consumer purchasing products he wants. In a Washington Times article, we read:
A yearlong sting operation, including aliases, a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and surreptitious purchases from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania, culminated in the federal government announcing this week that it has gone to court to stop Rainbow Acres Farm from selling its contraband to willing customers in the Washington area.
The product in question: unpasteurized milk....
"It is the FDA’s position that raw milk should never be consumed," said Tamara N. Ward, spokeswoman for the FDA, whose investigators have been looking into Rainbow Acres for months, and who finally last week filed a 10-page complaint in federal court in Pennsylvania seeking an order to stop the farm from shipping across state lines any more raw milk or dairy products made from it.
I practically live on raw milk, which hasn't hurt me yet. I'm a consumer who wants access to this product. Why is Obama attacking entrepreneurs?

The production and distribution of raw milk is the real grassroots free market at work. Since a threat to centralization anywhere endangers centralization everywhere, armed thugs are needed to suppress decentralized and unregulated access to food, humanity's most basic need. When the state denies the health created by real food, denies the independence achievable through locally grown food and poisons people with dangerous USDA dietary guidelines promoting fake food, it only forges more shackles to subdue the people.