Thursday, August 17, 2017

A new international currency?

The wealth transfer to the banking system since President Nixon abrogated the Bretton Woods Treaty – without any vote or debate – has been astonishing.  For the period 2006 through 2016, according to the FDIC, they include distributing $818 billion in dividends to bank shareholders, $1.8 trillion in employee compensation, $4 trillion net interest income on money that banks created out of nothing, and $6.5 trillion in revenues net of interest expense.

Why We're Doomed: Our Economy's Toxic Inequality

Rehabbing Red Sox reliever Carson Smith hits bump in comeback

An excerpt from ‘Make Your Own Bed’

What Do We Say About Decent Men Who Died for a Wicked Cause?

Black America is in jeopardy. For every 100 black women of marrying age there are only 81 men: the rest are dead or in jail. Seventy-three percent  of African-American children are born out of marriage. Although universities admit blacks and whites in roughly equal proportions, only 40% of black men graduate within six years of matriculation. Agony over these circumstances motivates the witch-hunt against imagined "micro-aggression," as I wrote two years ago. The "micro-aggression" theory does not explain why African-American women (who presumably are doubly oppressed for being both black and female) have a much higher college graduation rate (50% as opposed to 40%) than black men.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The New Empire by Brooks Adams

The law of civilization and decay; an essay on history by Adams, Brooks, 1848-1927


There are several fact-packed books which tell a great deal about the relations of government and economic ruling c1asses down through history. Two especially good ones are Brooks Adams’ The Law of Civilization and Decay and Alexander Del Mar’s His­tory of Monetary Systems. Almost any professor wi1l agree that Brooks Adams was one ofAmerica’s greatest thinkers and historians; Del Mar was called the great­est historian of the 19th Century, and was frequently consulted as an expert by governments (who often refused to take his advice).
Both books have been out of print for years, and neither is used in a college or university today, as far as I know. Arthur Kitson’s testimony before the Mac­millan Commission has never been refuted, yet his book (The Banker’s Conspiracy! which unleashed the World War) is as little-known, in academic circ1es, as Adams or Del Mar. Read all three of them, and see what you think of the history and economics taught in your school.

Monday, July 10, 2017

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Studies show risk of suicide elevated in women after abortion

The Inevitability Of DeGrowth

Donald Trump Jr Releases Statement About Meeting with Russian Lawyer

From Alexander Hamilton to Robert Morris, [30 April 1781]

A national debt if it is not excessive will be to us a national blessing; it will be powerfull cement of our union. It will also create a necessity for keeping up taxation to a degree which without being oppressive, will be a spur to industry; remote as we are from Europe and shall be from danger, it were otherwise to be feard our popular maxims would incline us to too great parsimony and indulgence. We labour less now than any civilized nation of Europe, and a habit of labour in the people is as essential to the health and vigor of their minds and bodies as it is conducive to the welfare of the State. We ought not to Suffer our self-love to deceive us in a comparrison, upon these points.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Rev. Jesse Peterson: Things 'Got Worse Under Barack Obama' for Black Americans

A New Fantasy of Power

[Norman] Podhoretz is at the height of his form. He has it. He knows what has been going on in America since 1932 when Edmund Wilson, becoming Marxist, exulting in the Depression, pronounced that 'we now have a chance to take our country away from the businessmen who took it from us.' A score from Walden time, now to be settled, because the normal sources of strength of the republic had been shaken. A fantasy of power. So the 1960s. The radicalization of the intellectual community was not a response to a new perception of evils of bourgeois society, but a response to a new fantasy of power . . . .

Uh, On Second Thought, Maybe It’s Not Amelia Earhart In That Photo After All

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Monday, July 3, 2017

The National Reflects On Hopelessness And Defeat With New Song, 'Guilty Party'

Why Modern Architecture SUCKS


We Need A 'Third' Economy For The Future

The Real Cause of the Opioid Epidemic: Scarcity of Jobs and Positive Social Roles

When being captured was a Great Escape! Photographs reveal how World War One prisoners enjoyed a life of luxury in German POW camp compared to life in the trenches

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In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen Pregnancies

Central Americans, ‘Scared of What’s Happening’ in U.S., Stay Put

Fish becoming transgender from contraceptive pill chemicals being flushed down household drains

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Top Climate Alarmist: Computer Models Wrong, Skeptics Right on “Pause”

In March of last year, meteorologist blogger Anthony Watts warned that Mears and RSS were engaged in “Karlization” of global temperatures. The reference was to Dr. Thomas Karl of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who was caught adjusting NOAA’s past temperatures down so the present would appear warmer, apparently to aid the Obama-UN Paris agenda. (See here and here.) Watts showed that RSS had made a “massive upwards adjustment.”
Then, in October, 2016, Watts directed readers to RSS data showing that the outfit had slipped in an unannounced and unexplained stealth adjustment to their data that is obviously calculated to warm the temperature record.

Tropic of Capricorn By Barry Miles


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Traditional Family v. The State

In short, these sages, rightly or wrongly, cannot trust the normal man to rule
in the home, and most certainly do not want him to rule in the State.
They do not really want to give him any political power.
They are willing to give him a vote, because they have long
discovered that it need not give him any power.  They are not willing
to give him a house, or a wife, or a child, or a dog, or a cow,
or a piece of land, because these things really do give him power....
A republic used to be called a nation of kings, and in our republic the kings really have kingdoms. All modern governments, Prussian or Russian, all modern movements,
Capitalist or Socialist, are taking away that kingdom from the king.
Because they dislike the independence of that kingdom, they are
against property.  Because they dislike the loyalty of that kingdom,
they are against marriage.

GK Chesterton Outline of Sanity

Chesterton the Outline of Sanity

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Baleful Comet of Boston: Samuel Adams and the Puritan Republic

While the younger Samuel failed as apprentice in the counting house of Thomas Cushing, and then failed in a venture of his own, his prosperous father was brought low by the application of the Bubble Act of 1720 to his affairs as a director of the Whig Land Bank. In 1741, at the urging of the Court Party, the friends of government in Boston, Parliament had declared the Land Bank illegal ab initio and the directors liable for all the paper it had issued. In consequence of this legislation Deacon Adams and his son spent twenty years in private rebellion against the Massachusetts Land Bank Commissioners who at law had a responsibility to seize their property.

The 25 Best Towns of 2017

David Crosby - If I Only Could Remember My Name (Album, February 22, 1971)

Philando Castile Aftermath

The dashcam video makes it clear that Castile handed his license and insurance to the officer *before* telling the officer that he had a gun, so French is incorrect when he says that Castile was shot for obeying orders (as is the girlfriend who said the same thing). The officer had good reason to wonder what Castile was reaching for, since he had already handed him the license and insurance. (And as a closeup from the girlfriend’s video shows, his gun was in his lap.)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Kurt Lundgren

Video footage shows Minn. traffic stop that ended with Philando Castile’s death

How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration In the past decade, liberals have avoided inconvenient truths about the issue.

In July 2015, two months after officially announcing his candidacy for president, Sanders was interviewed by Ezra Klein, the editor in chief of Vox. Klein asked whether, in order to fight global poverty, the U.S. should consider “sharply raising the level of immigration we permit, even up to a level of open borders.” Sanders reacted with horror. “That’s a Koch brothers proposal,” he scoffed. He went on to insist that “right-wing people in this country would love … an open-border policy. Bring in all kinds of people, work for $2 or $3 an hour, that would be great for them. I don’t believe in that. I think we have to raise wages in this country.”

What Is the Market Telling Us?

Another is that central banks have been major buyers of ETFs and stocks, and this is unprecedented. The Swiss Central Bank is now a major shareholder of Apple and Amazon, and the Bank of Japan owns a significant chunk of Japanese ETFs.

Friday, June 16, 2017

The 9 Best Places in Canada to Feast on Poutine Where to grab the national dish, from coast to coast



High School Grad Defies Administrators After They Told Her to Remove Jesus From Speech

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects BY WESTON A. PRICE, MS., D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

The Elephant in the Dental Waiting Room – What is an Oral Health Diet ?

Confirmed – Philando Castile Was an Armed Robbery Suspect – False Media Narrative Now Driving Cop Killings…

Not Guilty – Officer Yanez Cleared on All Counts in Philando Castile Shooting…

Philando Castile shooting: Officer Yanez acquitted of manslaughter, dismissed from police force

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Third Ways: How Bulgarian Greens, Swedish Housewives, and Beer-Swilling Englishmen Created Family-Centered Economies - And Why They Disappeared (Culture of Enterprise) Hardcover – October 15, 2007 by Allan Carlson (Author)

The Dorothy Option

Herber Agar online at Unz


New Path for Conservatives after Bush Broke Reagan Coalition “Learning From Conservative History: Main Trails…and Less-Travelled Paths” by Allan Carlson, Ph.D. Sunday, Feb 8, 2009

Abraham Lincoln by Herbert Agar Hardcover – 1953 by Herbert Agar (Author)

American Conservative Intellectuals, the 19305, and the Crisis of Ideology EDWARD S. SHAPIRO

The Peoples Choice - A Study in Democracy Hardcover – 1933 by Herbert Agar (Author)

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The New Agrarian Mind: The Movement Toward Decentralist Thought in Twentieth ... By Allan Carlson


Sometimes the Bear Eats You Confessions of a Sportswriter By Frank Deford

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Critic of the Sensate Culture: Rediscovering the Genius of Pitirim Sorokin

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The Beatles George Harrison's lost guitar solo Hear an alternate take for 'Here Comes the Sun'

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Meet Bad Ape, Steve's Zahn's Neurotic, Lonely War for the Planet of the Apes Character

The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture By David E. Shi


Rural roads to security; America's third struggle for freedom

Rural roads to security By L.G. Ligutti, J.C. Rawe


Who Owns America: A New Declaration of Independence

Agrarianism: A Program for Farmers

Agricultural economics : a selected list of references

CORPORATE FOCUS: Who Owns America?

The Proper Farmer

Who Owns America?: A Forgotten American Classic

Who Owns America? What conservatives of the '30s teach left and right today about crony capitalism

Henry Ford in 1914 ... doubled the daily wages of his workers to $5 so that there were more buyers for his cars.

Decentralist Intellectuals and the New Deal EDWARD S. SHAPIRO

Back to the Land: The Enduring Dream of Self-Sufficiency in Modern America By Dona Brown

Back to the land

Capitalism and Socialism against the family

Distributism, in contrast, is premised on the family, the kingdom of the home. Because capitalists and socialists “dislike the independence of the kingdom, they are against property. Because they dislike the loyalty of that kingdom, they are against marriage.” Distributists alone “insist in the full sense that the average respectable citizen ought to have something to rule.”

The ‘Global Order’ Myth Teary-eyed nostalgia as cover for U.S. hegemony

Their concern is not that Trump won’t show adequate respect for rules and norms. What has them all in a lather is that he appears disinclined to perpetuate American hegemony.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Philando Castile Shooting – Jurors Deliberating, No Verdict Yet…

Bernie Sanders’s Religious Test

We've Lost All Sense of the Common Good

this is the corrupting fruit of centralization: when lobbying a few hundred politicos and a handful of top bureaucrats can result in billions in additional public spending sluicing into the coffers of special interests, there is no need to persuade the populace of the benefits to the Common Good of the proposed spending: you just spend a few tens of millions in our pay-to-play "democracy" and then reap billions as the payoff.

This is the direct result of ever-increasing centralization of political and financial power. The concentration of power creates compellingly tiny targets for those seeking to bend policy to reward their entrenched interests.
It's much easier to bend a handful of people with concentrated power (most of whom need millions of dollars in campaign contributions to maintain their power, rendering them extremely bendable) than it is to persuade tens of millions of citizens.

... The only way to rebuild a Common Good is to radically decentralize political, financial and media concentrations of ownership and power.

Trump Is Winning on Trade

At long last, that “giant sucking sound” of U.S. job losses to Mexico, caused by NAFTA and predicted back in 1992 by maverick presidential candidate Ross Perot, may finally be reversed. The media may not care, but you can bet that many voters would be elated.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

16 Beautiful images of Mary in art

John Randolph on Marriage

In regard to this principle, that all men are born free and equal, if there is an animal on earth to which it does not apply—that is not born free, it is man—he is born in a state of the most abject want, and in a state of perfect helplessness and ignorance, which is the foundation of the connubial tie… Who should say that all the soil in the world is equally rich, the first rate land in Kentucky and the Highlands of Scotland, because the superficial content of the acre is the same, would be just as right as he who should maintain the absolute equality of man in virtue of his birth. The ricketty and scrofulous little wretch who first sees the light in a work-house, or in a brothel, and who feels the effects of alcohol before the effects of vital air, is not equal in any respect to the ruddy offspring of the honest yeoman; nay, I will go further, and say that a prince, provided he is no better born than royal blood will make him, is not equal to the healthy son of a peasant.—Russell Kirk quotting John Randolph of Roanoke in The Conservative Mind

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7 Abandoned Medieval Villages Seen From The Air (And One From Under The Sea)

"Many were abandoned in the 14th and 15th centuries when landlords emptied the villages to make way for more profitable sheep rearing"

but actual examples:

"Rand (Lincolnshire) is a classic, and heartbreaking, example of a medieval village that grew rapidly, until its landlords decided to boot out the villagers in the 1500s to make way for more profitable sheep farming"

"Like Rand, village life came to an end in the 1500s when the landowners forcibly evicted the villagers and destroyed their homes to make way for more profitable sheep farming."

"The ruins of Kirby (Northamptonshire) sit in the grounds of an estate, but you can clearly see the outline of some crofts, tofts and a buried fish pond. The village was always pretty small, and was finally dissolved around 1600 to make place for a formal Jacobean Garden."

So not 14th and 15th centuries, but 16th and 17th, ie as a result of protestant reformation.

Plus, evidence of medieval  warm period:

"Pollen evidence suggests that cereal farming had ceased by 1350, while the corn dryers in the grain storage barns suggest the inhabitants struggled with a rapidly deteriorating climate."

Paleo Spicy Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Best Vegetables to Grow in the Shade Even in shaded conditions, you can bask in great garden harvests if you choose the right crops and make a few easy adjustments.

24 Lost Gardening Tips from 100 Years Ago


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Cottage economy : containing information relative to the brewing of beer ... to which is added The poor man's friend; or, A defence of the rights of those who do the work and fight the battles by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835

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INVADE THE WORLD Murray N. Rothbard

The federal courts just joined ‘the resistance’

Monday, May 29, 2017

Fed's Williams Sees 'Much Smaller' Balance Sheet in Five Years

Policy makers are coalescing around a plan for gradually reducing the central bank’s $4.5 trillion in assets with a predictable process aimed at minimizing market reactions. The concern is to avoid a repeat of the so-called “taper tantrum” of 2013, when then-Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke sent shock waves rippling through global markets with a mere suggestion that the central bank would taper asset purchases.

Tomatoes Hate Cucumbers: Secrets of Companion Planting + Popular Planting Combinations

Matt Rinaldi — Texas State Representative for District 115

Today, Representative Poncho Nevarez threatened my life on the House floor after I called ICE on several illegal immigrants who held signs in the gallery said "I am illegal and here to stay." Several Democrats encouraged the protestors to disobey law enforcement. When I told the Democrats I called ICE, Representative Ramon Romero physically assaulted me, and other Democrats were held back by colleagues. During that time Poncho told me that he would "get me on the way to my car." He later approached me and reiterated that "I had to leave at some point, and he would get me." I made it clear that if he attempted to, in his words, "get me," I would shoot him in self defense. I am currently under DPS protection. Several of my colleagues heard the threats made and witnessed Ramon assaulting me.

Rep. in tears: Babies are being brutally killed and their organs harvested for profit

17-year-old ballerina’s death caused by birth control pill, doctors believe

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Follow Up: Senator Ted Cruz Admits “Inadvertent Fraud” From Goldman Sachs Campaign “Loans”…

For those of you who understood the heart of the issue and the larger point about how it was additional evidence that Ted Cruz was not an “outsider” but rather an agent of the global financial system, a creature of the swamp hiding under the mask of deception, you can consider yourselves vindicated.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, 28 June 1813

The general Principles, on which the Fathers Atchieved Independence, were the only Principles in which, that beautiful Assembly of young Gentlemen9 could Unite, and these Principles only could be intended by them in their Address, or by me in my Answer. And what were these general Principles? I answer, the general Principles of Christianity,10 in which all those Sects were United: And the general Principles of English and American Liberty, in which all those young Men United, and which had United all Parties in America, in Majorities Sufficient to assert and maintain her Independence.
Now I will avow, that I then believed, and now believe, that those general Principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence and Attributes of God: and that those Principles of Liberty, are as unalterable as human Nature and our terrestrial, mundane System.

A shocking new undercover video exposes the grisly reality of ripping apart fetuses.

The Food Lab: How to Make New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Does the World End in Fire or Ice? Thoughts on Japan and the Inflation/Deflation Debate

We now discern the outlines of why money created out of thin air needn't be as inflationary as expected. If economic activity declines by $1 trillion due to lower incomes, spending, etc., creating $1 trillion out of thin air and injecting it into the economy as monetary and fiscal stimulus is more or less simply replacing the $1 trillion of deflation.

Marie Antoinette by Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953