Do We Really ‘Catch’ A Cold?

When we say we “caught a cold” or we “caught the flu,” we are promoting establishment medicine and huge profits for the industry. All the vaccination and immunization industry is based on a germ theory of disease, which simply says that viruses and bacteria are transferred from one person to another by “germs.” Almost nobody questions this dogma.

Yet if we think about it for a minute, it’s downright foolish. Such foolishness flows to unthinking masses who live by medical establishment propaganda.

If John Doe or Mary Sue in a community “catches” a virus, then the germ theory says that everyone who comes in contact with either of these two will “catch” the virus. We absolutely know that this is not true. We also know that in the flu epidemic of 1918, or any other disease epidemic, that all who come in contact with the virus do not get sick. There is no applied external immunity. Immunity is internal.

This in no way implies that we should be careless with personal hygiene and sanitation. It is the human organism that provides its own immunity; otherwise, the human race would have been extinct for thousands of years.

Jimmy Carter Raises Money For Terrorists

Former President Jimmy Carter has done and said a lot of stupid things over the past 40 years. But the muddle-headed octogenarian may have reached a new low. He agreed to be the featured speaker at an organization that has raised millions of dollars for Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls the Gaza Strip.

Carter agreed to speak in Detroit at the convention of the Islamic Society of North America, a group that has been implicated by the Justice Department in a scheme to funnel $12 million to Hamas. Other speakers included Jamal Badawi and Siraj Wahhaj, both of whom have been listed by the Justice Department as unindicted co-conspirators for their pro-terrorist activities.

Harvard professor and constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz said that Carter’s appearance at the meeting put him “very close, if not across the line” of criminal behavior. Dershowitz pointed out that Section 18 of U.S. Code 2339B makes it a federal crime for any U.S. citizen to provide material support for any group that has been designated by the U.S. State Department as a foreign terrorist organization, as Hamas has been.

According To The Federal Government, There’s No Such Thing As Islamist Terrorism

As violent Islamic extremists in the Middle East vow to bring bloodshed to the U.S. homeland, the federal government continues its politically correct willful ignorance of the threat radical Islam poses to the well-being of American citizens.

Last week, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that his country raised its terror threat level to “severe,” its second highest spot, because of the ISIS terror threat.

“The ambition to create an extremist caliphate in the heart of Iraq and Syria is a threat to our own security here in the UK,” he said.

Cameron also spoke of the challenges related to responding to a terrorist threat rooted in religious extremism.

“This threat cannot be solved simply by dealing with perceived grievances over Western foreign policy,” he said. “Nor can it be dealt with by addressing poverty, dictatorship or instability in the region – as important as these things are.

“The root cause of this threat to our security is quite clear. It is a poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism that is condemned by all faiths and faith leaders.”

The British actions and willingness to admit that Islamic extremism is a major threat contrast sharply with the stance that American officials have taken in conversations about ISIS.

Few Fooled By DOJ’s Political Motives

Put this in the “no kidding” category: A majority of Americans believes the supposedly-impartial U.S. Department of Justice is more preoccupied with politics than justice whenever it insinuates itself into a local matter that has made national headlines.

A Rasmussen survey released late last week found that 54 percent of Americans believe the DOJ is acting out of political motivations whenever it swoops into a town like Ferguson, Missouri to conduct a criminal investigation.

“Just 35% think the Justice Department is more concerned with making sure justice is done when it decides to investigate a local crime independent of local police,” Rasmussen observed. “But 54% think instead that the Justice Department is more concerned with politics when it makes those decisions. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided.”

In addition, people seem to think (for some reason) that local cops — for better or worse — are a more appropriate resource than the feds to tackle local problems.

“[O]nly 20% of voters favor federal control over local police departments. An overwhelming majority (74%) believes police departments should continue to be controlled by local authorities,” Rasmussen found.

Why Is Independence So Frightening To Some People?

In past articles I have examined the nature of power and division in our society and have always come to the same conclusion, that there are only two types of people: the people who want control over others and the people who just want to be left alone. However, there are also subgroups that swim within the boundaries of each end of the spectrum. Often, psychologists and self-help gurus attempt to promote the idea that the defining quality of the average person’s life is whether he is a follower or a leader. I have seen this spectrum applied to every political and social organization.

Ironically, I have heard so-called “leftists” argue that the nature of their ideology makes them more adept at leadership and that conservatives are more prone to become followers (ostensibly because conservatives tend to be more religious). I have heard the same argument from people on the so-called “right,” only in reverse. The problem is that very few people in our society understand anymore what it actually means to be a leader. Most Americans today are followers, whether they know it or not.

People Are Scared

Commenting on Bob Livingston Is A ‘Liberal Jackhole’,
trugrits says:
August 25, 2014
People for the most part don’t want to believe what he just wrote because it scares the hell out of them or think it is just more conspiracy crap. The latter is well set in minds by the government. If a person speaks against the government then they are thought to be unpatriotic.
People say you can’t eat silver or gold, well try eating your filthy dollar bills then. BTW Eating a one hundred dollar bill will not make you feel any fuller than a five dollar bill would.People are so brain washed it’s pitiful. Silver and gold prices are so being manipulated in order to keep people from dumping the dollars into them.
When the shtf, and it will, the people will wonder what happened. To late then because the train has left the depot, leaving you standing on the platform with a lost in space look on your faces.

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It’s Labor Day; How Should We Labor?

“Labor Day” is a misnomer. It is a leisure day ostensibly designed to celebrate the labor movement. Everyone now sees it as a leisure day for barbecue, final dips in the lake or ocean and the last “blowout” of summer.

Readers of this website, especially long-term readers, are special people. Why? It’s because you have a philosophical perspective based on individualism and liberty. This means that you take responsibility for your actions and all modes of your life. You have consciously or unconsciously overridden the herding instinct that moves the crowd against its best interest.

Under the nose of an oppressive economic and social system, you have made decision-making a conscious choice. You abhor the herding impulse of the crowd and the political system.

You seek out and evaluate options in your personal lives in health, finance and survival. Look at yourself as a rarity in this day and age.

You who believe as I do are a peculiar people who read and search through the hype and nonsense that move the crowd. Believe me when I tell you that steady reading makes you different and provides you with the capacity to evaluate reality and the options that you should take. Your knowledge base lies far above the mean.

Sunday News Show Roundup

Sunday’s political talk shows were dominated by talk of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization which is continuing to gain ground in the Middle East.

During an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Representative Peter King (R-NY) decried the White House’s Friday announcement that the U.S. will not follow Britain’s lead in considering ISIS a direct threat to the homeland.

“We have to face it as much as the British do,” King said, noting that there are potentially thousands of people who have the ability to travel freely to Western countries fighting alongside ISIS.

King said that President Barack Obama should order airstrikes in Syria as soon as possible in order to eliminate the ISIS threat.

“The longer we wait, the more dangerous [ISIS becomes],” King said.

Democratic Rep. Adam Smith (Wash.), a top member of the House Armed Services Committee, said that the U.S. must be careful to avoid sending the message that the nation is siding with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is also currently working to beat back the ISIS threat.

“We don’t want to come into Syria now on the side of Assad,” Smith said.

No MSM Coverage For Tea Party ‘Buycott’ To Help Looted Ferguson Businesses

The St. Louis Tea Party has organized a series of shopping sprees at businesses in Ferguson, Missouri ravaged by more than a week of looting and rioting. Unless you live in the St. Louis TV market, it’s a human-interest story likely to be left out of mainstream media reports from Ferguson.

The idea behind the so-called “Buycott” is simple: Tea Party followers in the St. Louis area are trying to turn out as many people as they can to shop at Ferguson businesses over the long Labor Day weekend, because, as organizers assert, “shop owners in Ferguson and Dellwood weren’t rioting. They were watching their American Dream of owning their own lives go out through broken windows.”

Here’s the full pitch from the event’s Facebook page:

We all have work to do. Ferguson businesses and families are still struggling with the effects of the riots. The demonstrations didn’t break their windows or steal their inventories. Rioters did. Looters did. And the shop owners in Ferguson and Dellwood weren’t rioting. They were watching their American Dream of owning their own lives go out through broken windows.

Everybody shops on Labor Day Weekend. All we’re asking is that you consider doing that shopping in Ferguson and Dellwood.

Reports: Terror Attack From Southern Border ‘Imminent’

The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch issued a statement Friday, claiming that government sources have confirmed that Islamic State terrorists are operating in Mexico and planning terror attacks on the U.S.

Via Judicial Watch:

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.

Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.

A Tale Of Two Leaders: ‘Don’t Have A Strategy’ And ‘Poisonous Ideology Of Islamist Extremism’ Threatens All… Guess Which One Isn’t An Obama Quote

Following President Barack Obama’s brazen announcement that his administration has yet to come up with a strategy to respond to the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists gaining ground in the Middle East, British Prime Minister David Cameron called the ISIS gains a “greater and deeper threat to security than we have known” in an address to his countrymen.

“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse: we don’t have a strategy yet,” Obama said of how the U.S. would respond to ISIS advances in Syria. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”

The statement quickly caused a political uproar.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday urged the president to “exercise some leadership” and present a regional strategy to Congress.

“The President needs to present this plan to the Congress, and the American people, and where the President believes he lacks authority to execute such a strategy, he needs to explain to the Congress how additional authority for the use of force will protect America,” McConnell said in a statement.

GOP, It’s Time To Bring Down The Hammer On Obama Corruption!

Vampire Donkey

Barring a late-season push, the Democrats are heading into this fall’s midterm elections looking at a near total loss. President Barack Obama is dragging down his party’s image like a battleship anchor lashed to a rowboat.

Direct assaults on Americans’ individual liberties, once laughed off as “phony” by the Democratic ownership, have clung to the headlines like a particularly virulent fungus, mostly because Obama and his minions have a bad habit of doubling down when they get caught lying. But most importantly, the Democrats’ willful refusal to acknowledge that they’re not the only ones whose opinions count has infuriated Americans to no end. Yet the Republicans appear to be doing everything they can to keep the Dems in the game. At this point, as the country reels from yet another race-infused nightmare made infinitely worse by the machinations of Obama and his ilk, the only reason the Democrats are still in the midterm electoral fight is GOP hesitation to deliver the knockout blow.

Bashing The Koch Brothers While Taking Soros Money: It’s A Democrat Thing; You Wouldn’t Understand

In a condescending evasion, the head of yet another progressive PAC is justifying his group’s acceptance of funds from progressive billionaire George Soros, even as he condemns conservative committees for saying “yes” to contributions from the libertarian-aligned Koch brothers. The difference, he argues, is simply that he’s on the good guys’ side.

BuzzFeed reporter Andrew Kaczynski started sparring on Twitter Wednesday with Brad Woodhouse, a Democratic strategist who was tapped earlier this year to run American Bridge 21st Century, a Soros-funded Super PAC.

Kaczynski called out Woodhouse for sending a predictable evil-Koch-money story out to reporters via email, retorting  “so you dislike big money @woodhouseb only when it isn’t your ideology. I understand now” on Twitter.

That prompted a dumb response by Woodhouse: “well, they’re not looking to screw the middle class to enrich themselves – so yeah – maybe you do get it.”

“I guess @woodhouseb your billionaires are better than their billionaires,” Kaczynski zinged back.

Since there is no substantive way to disagree with that, Woodhouse played the “you don’t understand” card and tried to end the discussion. He made a couple of ad hominem insults, so Kaczynski dropped the mic with this:

The Natural Rights Of Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Gay Marriage

Whenever a group or class of people is given special “rights” (which aren’t really rights, but privileges), the real natural rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are turned on their ears and shoved down the memory hole. In other words, the rights of the one are secondary to the “rights” of the other simply because one subgroup of individuals has been granted special privileges that never before existed.

Take the case in New York of a Catholic couple who had $13,000 extorted from them by the state of New York (not to mention thousands of dollars in legal fees over two years), were forced to undergo and subject their staff to a state-sponsored re-education camp and were ordered to prominently display on their property a propaganda message contrary to their belief system, all for the “crime” of declining to host a wedding on their farm. The wedding, if it can be called such, was for a lesbian couple.

DOJ Wins Mortgage Abuse Settlement, Gives Part Of The Take To La Raza And ACORN

The U.S. Department of Justice received a massive settlement from Bank of America — touted by Attorney General Eric Holder’s office as “the largest civil settlement with a single entity in American history” — over BoA’s alleged obfuscation of the risks associated with residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) during the recent housing crisis.

But, just as it did two years ago when it took $335 million in a settlement with Countrywide Financial Corp., DOJ has structured a deal which ensures a big chunk of that money never finds its way into the hands of the minority and underrepresented groups who paid higher home interest rates because of their racial – and not their credit – status.

In the BoA settlement, announced last week, the first money – about $7 billion – goes to the plaintiffs. Then much of it is tied up in BoA obligations to offer settlement-enforced loans for low-income housing.

As for what’s left? After four years of BoA rehab, DOJ is giving away the leftovers to progressive activist groups like the National Council of La Raza, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and even a rebranded local arm for ACORN in New York – all under the pretense of investing in boots-on-the-ground community advocacy in areas with demographics that match those of the plaintiffs.