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

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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."

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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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Yeast - Danstar Belle Saison
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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’