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Monday, May 28, 2018

Boston - Peace of Mind

Tim Kennedy Invited To The Joe Rogan Experience To Recruit for The U.S. Army Special Forces



Tim Kennedy is a Ranger, sniper, Special Forces Operator, and recently retired UFC Fighter. This podcast is fascinating to watch unfold. This is the United States Vol. #016.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Professor Jordan B. Peterson's Message to the school shooters: past, present and future



"I wrote in some detail and with some depth about motivation for the mass slaughter of innocents in my new book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Because of what happened all-too-recently and brutally in Parkland -- because of what keeps happening -- I thought I would read the relevant chapter (Rule 6: Put your house in perfect order before you criticize the world) and release it on YouTube. I regard the mass shootings as symptomatic of the nihilism and psychological confusion that so deeply characterizes our society at the current time."

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pop Quiz: Can Anyone Name A Single Thing Reagan Did To Restrain The Federal Government?


If you say tax cuts I'm going to slap you over the head with a picture of the national debt graph.

The truth is he didn't.

The ONLY thing he did in eight years to limit the federal government...

Was get rid of that damn pinko commie 55mph federal speed limit.

Some economic central planner in a soulless bureaucracy in a distant capitol somewhere setting speed limits for 250 million people?

Get out of here with that communist bullshit, Richard Nixon!

You weren't a real conservative either.

But yeah...

Ronald Reagan was a socialist.

Fight me.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

This Is The United States Vol #015 -Trump Pick for New CIA Director Gina Haspel Supervised Torture at a CIA Black Site in Thailand



Gina Haspel was confirmed by the Senate Thursday as the new CIA Director. This is the United States.

Perfect Sync of A Communist Propaganda Video With Beautiful Electronic Music



Mura Masa



Please do this track justice and listen to this with headphones.

Related:
Jordan Peterson - The Difference Between Art & Propaganda

Jordan Peterson - The Difference Between Art & Propaganda



"The art's winning as far as I can tell."

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Skope - Control Tower

Senator Rand Paul Discusses His Penny Plan 5YR Balanced Budget - May 16, 2018

Getting Inside Dave Rubin's Libertarian Sugar Daddies

Cannabis Investors Prepare for Legalization

This Land Is Mine by Nina Paley



This is terribly haunting.

MORiLLO - Rhythm Alchemist

The Galton Board

Idubbbz Green Screen Edit (America)

South Korea Continues Joint Practice Invasions of North Korea With U.S. Military, Undermining Peace Agreement



"North Korea has canceled a summit with South Korea and has threatened to call off a summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un over American military drills with South Korea, according to South Korean media reports."

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

We Take A DNA Test

Rare Footage of Baby Platypuses Hatching From Eggs!



Monotremes are the only mammals left that lay eggs. This video of newly hatched baby platypuses and echidnas is one of few that documents this incredible process.

When It Doubles Back...



"A cottonmouth (Agistrodon piscivorus) who took an interest in me as I floated down the creek. A testament to the fact that cottonmouths get a bad rap. This guy is not "chasing" me as many people suggest they do. He is just curious and then goes on his way."

Most Beautiful Chess Game Ever Played - "The Evergreen Game"



Adolf Anderssen vs Jean Dufresne

Monday, May 14, 2018

SOMA!™ - "Life's Good Shut Up"



Why see shades of grey? Why be a loner? Try another Soma™. SOMA™!! Life's Good. Shut up.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WAR - WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS

John Kerry: USD's World Reserve Status Would Be Endangered By Sanctions On Iran



Found this fascinating video from last October in which John Kerry says at a Reuters forum, that if the U.S. attempts to use secondary sanctions to whip its allies into renegotiating the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, that...

"That is a recipe very quickly my friends, business people here, for the American dollar to cease to be the reserve currency of the world. Which is already bubbling out there..."

Lol. Hi John!


Monday, May 7, 2018

Bad Company Can't Get Enough

Democrats and Republicans In A Slap Fight



They keep pushing each other out of the way even though there's plenty of room. It's just like America where there's plenty of room and abundance on a scale that no one could have even imagined not very long ago in human history, but for some reason politics always devolves into a shoving match. Politicians and activists are constantly fueling a fear that there won't be enough.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Check Out John Stossel At 17:30

King Of Kong- A Fistful Of Quarters Trailer

Dude This Is Amazing



Can't tell if expert or lucky idiot.

Tyra Banks Cries For Her Mom While Eating Spicy Wings



She is so cool for going on Hot Ones.

Sean Evans' best interview to date.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain?



Someone told me long ago There's a calm before the storm I know it's been comin' for some time When it's over so they say It'll rain a sunny day I know shinin' down like water I want to know Have you ever seen the rain? I want to know Have you ever seen the rain Comin' down on a sunny day? Yesterday and days before Sun is cold and rain is hard I know been that way for all my time 'Til forever, on it goes Through the circle, fast and slow, I know it can't stop, I wonder I want to know Have you ever seen the rain? I want to know Have you ever seen the rain Comin' down on a sunny day? Yeah I want to know Have you ever seen the rain? I want to know Have you ever seen the rain Comin' down on a sunny day?

Friday, May 4, 2018

Pyramid - Omega

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld Wants to Help The Libertarian Party Win in 2020


In 2016 the Libertarian Party enjoyed 50-state ballot access for the first time since 1996, and polled higher than any third party had since Ross Perot took the 1992 presidential election by storm on the Reform Party ticket.

It was a remarkable year for the LP in its half century history (the Libertarian Party was founded in 1971), during an election year that was remarkable in other ways for the two main political parties.

Election year turn out for both Republicans and Democrats were at 20 year lows while the LP was soaring at an all time high with 4 million votes cast for Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, the presidential nominees of the United States' third largest political party.

Something else remarkable about the LP ticket in 2016– it was the first time there had been two governors on a U.S. party presidential ticket in almost a century.

They were the most experienced, well-credentialed candidates Libertarians had ever backed for president.

When Gary Johnson won the LP's nomination in 2016, he endorsed Bill Weld to be his running mate, and the party nominated Weld to the Vice Presidential slot on the ticket.

Many opposed Weld for being a latecomer to the LP, but also for his record as governor of Massachusetts, during which he did a 180 from his campaign platform on gun policy and "called for a statewide ban on assault weapons," supported "affirmative action" policies most libertarians consider racially biased and unfair to individuals, and endorsed tighter EPA regulations.

Still others supported Weld, enough to land him on the Libertarian Party's ticket and launch him into the LP's most successful ever presidential campaign.

The Cato Institute, Washington D.C.'s libertarian public policy think tank, gave him good marks on his governor's fiscal report card for cutting state taxes and spending, privatizing state services, and balancing the budget, despite intense opposition from Democrats in an overwhelmingly Democratically-controlled state.

Indeed the fact that Bill Weld was able to become elected as the Republican governor of such a heavily Democratic state should interest independent voters. Gary Johnson overcame incredible partisan odds to become his state's quite popular two-term Republican governor as well.

The two seemed to defy many party expectations and delivered measurable, small-government fiscal policy coups through a laser focus on practical governance.

With 2016 in the rear view mirror, Weld is now looking forward to 2020, and sees an enormous opportunity for Libertarians in the age of social media and growing discontent with the two party system.

In an April 30th interview with Reason Magazine's Matt Welch at the 2018 Libertarian Party of California State convention, Weld said:

"I really have been doing a lot of reading and thinking about what it means to be the Libertarian Party, and what possible achievements and upsides the Libertarian Party could [accomplish]... I take this stuff seriously.

But I'm sincere when I say that I'm not talking about who is going to do the Libertarian race in 2020; I'm just here to say that I think that's a race that has some real potential to go the distance, and the sooner we all wrap our minds around that, the better."

He's been suiting actions to words, traveling across the country on a tour of the LP's state conventions to inspire members to grow the party and shoot for the Moon in 2020, telling Libertarians:

"The number one thing we need to do by November 2020 is to elect a Libertarian president of the United States."

This article first appeared:
on the Independent Voter Network



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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Harpsichord Music of the Catalan Baroque, Maria Lluïsa Cortada



Spain enjoyed its last great musical flourish before the 20th century during the Baroque period, when its songs, sacred music, and chamber works were distinctive and sought after throughout Europe. This collection of harpsichord music includes both the well known--the Fandango, attributed with some doubt these days to Soler--and a number of works by composers who are largely forgotten. Harpsichordist : Maria Lluïsa Cortada

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again



The national anthem of libertarianism.

Rand Paul: Donald Trump Says “We’re Getting The Hell Out Of” Afghanistan


Many non-interventionists were perplexed by Senator Rand Paul's last minute support for Donald Trump's Secretary of State pick last week after a month of vocal opposition to the nomination of Mike Pompeo to the most influential White House cabinet position.

The former U.S. representative and CIA director's previous support for torturing detainees, extraordinary rendition, regime change in Iran, and continued NSA spying on the American people disqualified him for the cabinet position, Rand Paul argued:

"The neocons have been so completely and regularly wrong for decades now that it’s almost unimaginable to believe they would ever be in a position to advise a president again – let alone to wield the kind of power they will have if they lead some of our nation’s most powerful institutions."

So what changed at the very last second, when Trump needed one more vote in the Senate to confirm one of the U.S. government's most prolific neocons, and Rand Paul obliged?

Though the votes were tight to get his pick through the nomination process, Donald Trump didn't seem too concerned.

When reporters asked him about Rand Paul's holdout vote, Trump said:

"He's never let me down... I have a feeling it's going to work out very well."



After voting to confirm neocon Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, Paul told reporters in an interview that in a series of three phone calls in one day on April 23, Donald Trump assured the Kentucky Senator that he would be returning to the non-interventionist policies that he championed as a candidate.

Paul said:

"The president told me over and over again in general we’re getting the hell out of there. I think the president’s instincts and inclination are to resolve the Afghan conflict."

In his America First foreign policy speech in April 2016, Donald Trump promised a major reversal of the Bush-Obama era foreign policy of massive trillion-dollar military invasions and occupations of foreign countries halfway around the world.

Trump said things like:

"It’s time to shake the rust off America’s foreign policy...

We’re getting out of the nation-building business and instead focusing on creating stability in the world. Our moments of greatest strength came when politics ended at the water’s edge. We need a new rational American foreign policy, informed by the best minds and supported by both parties, and it will be by both parties — Democrats, Republicans, independents, everybody, as well as by our close allies...

Our goal is peace and prosperity, not war and destruction. The best way to achieve those goals is through a disciplined, deliberate and consistent foreign policy. With President Obama and Secretary Clinton we’ve had the exact opposite — a reckless, rudderless and aimless foreign policy, one that has blazed the path of destruction in its wake...

After losing thousands of lives and spending trillions of dollars, we are in far worst shape in the Middle East than ever, ever before. I challenge anyone to explain the strategic foreign policy vision of Obama/Clinton. It has been a complete and total disaster...

However, unlike other candidates for the presidency, war and aggression will not be my first instinct. You cannot have a foreign policy without diplomacy. A superpower understands that caution and restraint are really truly signs of strength. Although not in government service, I was totally against the war in Iraq, very proudly, saying for many years that it would destabilize the Middle East...

Instead of trying to spread universal values that not everybody shares or wants, we should understand that strengthening and promoting Western civilization and its accomplishments will do more to inspire positive reforms around the world than military interventions...

The world must know that we do not go abroad in search of enemies, that we are always happy when old enemies become friends and when old friends become allies, that’s what we want...

We want the world to be — we want to bring peace to the world. Too much destruction out there, too many destructive weapons. The power of weaponry is the single biggest problem that we have today in the world."

But as president, Trump has sent thousands more soldiers to Afghanistan and tripled the amount of U.S. bombing there.

Many Americans voted for Trump thinking he would do what's best for business and what's best for America, unlike Hillary Clinton who would do what's best for some businesses (the ones that make bombs) but not for the rest of the country, signaling strong continuity with Bush-Obama era foreign policy.

Instead of a withdrawal from the Middle East, we got an escalation of the United States' longest war in history.

The war in Afghanistan has dragged on so long that babies who were being born when the first U.S. troops landed there in 2001 are now old enough to enlist and fight in a war their parents could have fought in.

Those who believe in the American Founding Fathers' understanding of government and foreign policy can only hope that Donald Trump will actually keep the insinuations he made in private to Rand Paul on the phone after breaking the promises he made in public to all of America in prepared remarks on a campaign stage.


"The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." -James Madison

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -James Madison

"Having seen the people of all other nations bowed down to the earth under the wars and prodigalities of their rulers, I have cherished their opposites, peace, economy, and riddance of public debt, believing that these were the high road to public as well as private prosperity and happiness." -Thomas Jefferson

"Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty." -George Washington

This article first appeared on the Independent Voter Network.

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This is the most awkward handshake I've ever seen.


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Ronald Jenkees - 103 Degrees



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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

If You're White DO NOT Put This On



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If the fundamental exercise of power over individuals is...


"How do human beings constitute themselves as subjects? ...If the fundamental exercise of power over individuals is their own confessional interpretation of themselves, then a study of networks of power inevitably leads to a dismantling analysis of the technologies of the self-- to what Michel Foucault has called a genealogy of the subject in Western society. This extraordinary enterprise has led Michel Foucault to crucial reevaluations of political freedom and resistance.

If we are acted upon most effectively by power relations internal to our own sense of ourselves, then the resistance to power must perhaps take the form, ultimately, of an unprecedented, non-ascetic, perhaps anarchic form of self-repudiation. Michel Foucault's study of the culture of self is therefore inseparable from the prospect of promoting new forms of subjectivity."

That's all I think Kanye's been trying to say.

And I am inclined to agree with Kanye and Foucault.

The Culture of the Self, Part 1 of 7


Lift Yourself - Kanye West



A lot of people are perplexed by Kanye West's new song, which starts with a chorus singing we need to strive for more liberty, and ends with Kanye rapping/scatting about scooping poop.

Could his message be more clear? The first part of the song is about liberty, the second part is about responsibility.

The world needs more of both.

The Sound of This U.S. Micro Drone Swarm Is Pure Nightmare Fuel



A U.S. F/A-18 Hornet drops a swarm of micro drones in a October 2016 test at China Lake, California. You can actually see and hear the U.S. Navy micro drones in the last 30 seconds of the video and the sound will haunt your dreams.

This is absolutely real.

From Defense.gov:

'In one of the most significant tests of autonomous systems under development by the Department of Defense, the Strategic Capabilities Office, partnering with Naval Air Systems Command, successfully demonstrated one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms at China Lake, California. The test, conducted in October 2016 and documented on Sunday’s CBS News program “60 Minutes”, consisted of 103 Perdix drones launched from three F/A-18 Super Hornets. The micro-drones demonstrated advanced swarm behaviors such as collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing.

“I congratulate the Strategic Capabilities Office for this successful demonstration,” said Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, who created SCO in 2012. “This is the kind of cutting-edge innovation that will keep us a step ahead of our adversaries. This demonstration will advance our development of autonomous systems.”

“Due to the complex nature of combat, Perdix are not pre-programmed synchronized individuals, they are a collective organism, sharing one distributed brain for decision-making and adapting to each other like swarms in nature,” said SCO Director William Roper. “Because every Perdix communicates and collaborates with every other Perdix, the swarm has no leader and can gracefully adapt to drones entering or exiting the team.”

The demonstration is one of the first examples of the Pentagon using teams of small, inexpensive, autonomous systems to perform missions once achieved only by large, expensive ones. Roper stressed the department’s conception of the future battle network is one where humans will always be in the loop. Machines and the autonomous systems being developed by the DoD, such as the micro-drones, will empower humans to make better decisions faster.'

This is the United States, Vol #013


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