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The governments got a PLAN. This PLAN’s origins were not in the halls of congress, but in the Department of Homeland Security’s baby FEMA, and the FCC. Before I begin, just keep in mind that neither of those bodies has to go to congress before taking action – they just do as they think as best, without the say so of any kind of vote at all.
PLAN – Personal Localized Alerting Network. This is an act that will allow the FCC and FEMA to send alerts to your phone in case of an impending emergency in your area. Cell phone providers such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon will be using it even ahead of the proposed schedule. The media has been playing this off as something that only the President will have control over, making it appear that we the people actually have a say. This is simply not true according to the FCC and FEMA – http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/personal-localized-alerting-network-plan and http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=54882 .
To those who know nothing about IT, this ma........
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Julian Heicklen, a former Penn State University Chemistry Professor, believes jurors should vote their consciences when they determine a verdict and not go by the laws that are in the books. And to get his message out, he handed out pamphlets to people outside a Federal Courthouse in New York City. This is the oldest means of advancing an idea and an opinion in America–handing out pamphlets! “This act is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Yet the Professor has been indicted for jury tampering! This charge is a farce! “He has not targeted any specific juror [or] over any specific case. Clearly the government fears the Professor, because if the jurors vote their consciences, then many more unjust government laws may be harder to enforce. The government is bent on silencing him.
http://www.peacefreedomprosperity.com/?p=4117Julian Heicklen, a former Penn State University Chemistry Professor, believes jurors... more
Well folks we are now learning why so many of our Republican friends show Psychopathic tendency's. Those like Alan Greenspan and other Economic professionals that have embraced Ayn Rand economic philosophy. Turns out most are Sociopaths that
have long ago forsaken basic Humanity! Good read that may help you understand what this country has been going through for decades.
The Psychopathology of Ayn Rand
Posted by Prophet 451 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Mar 01st 2010, 05:02 AM
You've probably heard of Ayn Rand. Most people have these days. She was the author of such inexplicably widely-read "novels" (really, barely-disguised political diatribes) as "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged". Her books are currently enjoying something of a boom among those who misguidedly believe they would be in the self-righteous community of "Atlases" at Galt's Gulch. The novels themselves are of only passing interest, being long, melodramatic and mediocrely written. Rather, it is the "philosophy" at the core of the novels which bears attention.
Hear ye, hear ye, I come to bury Rand, not to praise her. While numerous conservative thinkers (and, oddly, Neil Peart) have lauded Rand as a philosopher, few academic institutions include Rand or Objectivism as a philosophical discipline. Conservatives, such as Chris Sciabarra, tend to believe that the academic left decries Rand due to her anti-communist, pro-capitalist slant. Like much of the witterings of conservatives who presume to know what the left thinks, that presumes firstly, more power than the academic left has had in decades; secondly, assumes that the left was universally pro-communist and anti-capitalist, something which has never been true and thirdly, that Rand was saying anything worth studying. She wasn't. Rand's "philosophy" was the same defence of endless greed which mankind has been engaged in for eternity, the same attempt to place a moral cover on pure selfishness that has long been pursued by any number of exploiters down the centuries. Nietzche was, and is, pilloried for saying "God is dead", Rand is lauded for effectively saying "the self is God". There is nothing new here, save perhaps for the self-delusion that allows so many professed "Christians" to adhere to a philosophy that glorifies greed and athieism. There is also a cult-like deification of Rand by her followers and "swarming" of those who dare criticise her which reminds one very strongly of Scientology (and Glenn Beck followers but that's another matter).
There is another name for those who hold that the only proper moral consideration is the happiness of the self; for those who view empathy and compassion as weakness; who view selfishness as the only virtue: Psychopaths.
Contrary to popular belief, the psychopath is not automatically violent. Rather, the psychopath is defined by a near-complete lack of empathy. Robert Hare (who created the widely used "Hare Psychopathy Checklist") describes psychopaths as "instraspecies predators" who use a combination of charisma, manipulation, intimidation, sexuality and violence to satisfy their own desires. The more human qualities of conscience, empathy, remorse or guilt are either completely absent or extremely limited. It must be repeated that the psychopath is not necessarily violent. Indeed, many are not because their lives have never placed them in a position where violence was the only means to satisfy their desires. Many businessmen (and therefore, many politicians) profile as psychopaths because they exhibit the core characteristics or some section thereof. Ayn Rand should also be considered a psychopath.
Hare's checklist lists certain personality factors as indicative of psychopathy. The average person will perhaps exhibit one or, at most, two. The psychopath will exhibit all but on or two. In no particular order, these items are Glibness/superficial charm. After her writings became popular, Rand collected around herself a group of cultists who virtually worshipped her. However, shallow affect, the psychopath's charm is only ever superficial. As one comes to know and understand the psychopath more fully, the charm which initially attracted one to them is revealed as only skin-deep. In this, Rand was entirely textbook. She was described by most who knew her best as a bitter, friendless child who grew into an equally bitter and acidic woman. Grandiose sense of self-worth would certainly fit Rand. A woman who names her beliefs "Objectivism" out of a belief that any reasoning person who observes the objective truths of the world would necessarily come to full agreement with her would probably qualify. The fact that her little cult were required to memorise her works and discounted as "imbecilic" and "anti-life" if they asked questions simply seals the deal. Her sincere belief was that thinking freely would automatically lead to total agreement with her views. The ruthless policing of her cult would also qualify her under the Cunning/manipulative qualifier. Patholigical lying is one that Rand is probably innocent of. So far as we know, there is no reason to believe she was a pathological liar. Lack of remorse or guilt and Callous/lack of empathy could be described as "Ayn Rand syndrome". These two qualifiers are really the core of her books, philosophhy and worldview. In one of her books (The Fountainhead), her "hero", Howard Roarke, blows up a housing project he designed when a minor alteration is made and then orders the jury to acquit him (the fact that, as an architect, Roarke was presumably contracted for his work and therefore, it wasn't "his" anymore piddles all over the supposed respect for property too). In Atlas Shrugged, her ode to the super-rich which imagines them going on strike against progressive taxation, Rand describes the rest of the world (without whom, let us not forget, the super-rich would be unable to make anything) in such niceties as "savages", "refuse" and "immitations of living beings". When one of the strikers engineers a train crash (because they don't just strike but commit acts of terrorism too), Rand makes it clear that she believes the murdered victims deserved their fate because they supported progressive taxation. A stewing hymn of Nietzchean will-to-power, misanthropy, failure to understand economics, feudalism and sexual politics verging on the obscene, Atlas Shrugged is full of this stuff. Her heroes spend their time both insisting that they are the heroic producers (and without labour, what are they producing exactly?) and bemoaning that others do not worship them as such. In her spare time, Rand was an admirer of serail killer William Hickman (I'll spare you the details of his crimes save to say that they were brutal even by serial killer standards), describing him as "a brilliant, unusual, exceptional boy"; "other people do not exist for him and he does not see why they should" was her evaluation of his crimes and Rand considered this worthy of praise. Finally, on the personality factor, there is Failure to accept responsibility for one's actions.
For the rest of the read see my first comment:451/168
Well folks we are now learning why so many of our Republican friends show... more
Have you ever thought to stop and think what taxation really is?
Taxation is nothing but theft. Why? Because it is not voluntary. Taxation is extortion at gunpoint! If you do not hand over money, men in costumes, with signs and guns will come and arrest you and throw you in a cage. If you still refuse to pay and you own property, the government will more than likely cease that property and sell it.
Working for the benefit of others against your will is nothing but slavery. When money is stolen from you in the name of taxation, the government is forcing you to work against your will for them. When you let the government steal from you, you are their slave. The injustice of seizing by force the fruits of a person’s labor is never considered by those who push taxation and redistribution, that is because slavery cannot be justified.
Government is nothing but force. It holds a legal monopoly to use violence on you. Government makes people do things that they don't want to do, stops people from doing things that they do want to do, and those demands are always backed up by police with guns.
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Have you ever thought to stop and... more
Just wait till its your family member the government guns kill! You are worth less than manure to government bureaucrats and slavedrivers. You think any government official will be held responsible for their murder?!? THEY NEVER ARE BECAUSE OF SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY!!! Keep paying your extortion (taxes) slaves... (or of course....go into one of their cages).
As if the government is there for us....THE SEC IS WHO HELPED BUILD BERNIE MADOFF'S PONZI SCHEME, THEY BOMB INNOCENT WOMEN AND CHILDREN, ARREST PEOPLE FOR THE WRONG TYPE OF VEGETATION IN THEIR POCKET, AND USE YOUR LABOR AS DEBT! Government supporters enable all of this....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwnUQcKXmMMJust wait till its your family member the government guns kill! You are worth less... more
The end of Statism is the beginning of civilization. Trade your coercive assembly line for voluntary assembly lines.
http://www.peacefreedomprosperity.com/?p=3919The end of Statism is the beginning of civilization. Trade your coercive assembly line... more