——- Edit Jan 26 3pm PSDT
Reminder there is talk about sewer repairs/upgrades
——- Edit Jan 26 3pm PSDT
Reminder there is talk about sewer repairs/upgrades
What is freedom? I have hinted at asking the question outright these last few days on social media. What is freedom?
As most everyone who knows me understands I am a libertarian, but I sense few understand my view of what this entails for me. What I imagine it entails for you.
Again, what is freedom? Some would say freedom is the ability to do whatever one desires whenever they want. They will say they should have freedom to do what ever they want and it’s the “MAN” who is oppressing them. The “system” needs to come down and remove the restrictions that have been placed upon their necks.
I would call those who say those things as incorrect. I would even go as far as to say they know nothing of freedom and their knowledge of freedom comes only from the Constitution document our country was founded on, and also from the propaganda of WAR. War books, movies, internet, radio, and more. I would go even further to say those who believe the definition of freedom is being able to do whatever they want, whenever they desire to do it, as “Slaves”. I would call them slaves to the system they know nothing about. Slaves to self interests possibly.
What is freedom? I ask again.
Freedom is the ability to control yourself and be self governing. Freedom is to be sovereign. Sovereignty has a definition as “Complete independence and self-government.” NOT doing something is ACTUALLY expressing TRUE FREEDOM. YOU and I CHOOSE to do, or not to do. Being all gung ho about cannabis, alright – I don’t care. Are you only thinking about the now, the want, the need? Where does that desire come from? It is controlling you. You are a slave to it. It is your master. If that is all you think about. But whatever – do what you want. However, freedom for my neighbor, freedom for the sick, freedom for the homeless, freedom for those being educated is my desire. It’s evolution, and when we gather together towards those goals, walk that way together, no one is going to care if your smoking dope, or are lbgtq-ouse, or whatever. Why, because the NEEDS for freedom will be in the act of being fulfilled and your selfishness will not be overriding those needs of others. Your freedom of control will self fulfill the needs of others, which will in turn give you more freedom to do whatever your heart desires.
The ministry of smoke and mirrors will show you flashy objects. They will show you fancy clothes. The media can capture you and fill you with sacrifice for yourself and others. What is COOL? What is the NEW thing? Why do people want those things?
Are these things they want to do, due to media and social pressure influence? Is it the FAD? Clothes, tats, hair and the like. Are these folks really expressing freedom of ruling themselves as sovereign bodies and minds? Or are they slaves to the blowing winds of social programming?
If you desire certain things . . . FINE. I am fine with it as long as you are not going to make me, willingly or unwillingly do something I would not come up with on my own, without outside influence. However if you want to do something, I don’t care. Where this line of reasoning come to conclusion is with the way people carry the thought freedom is being able to do whatever they want, when ever they want.
For me? I find greater commonality with a group of rabble rouses who decided to cast off the chains which bound them and declared a new era of FREEDOM. They cast off a tyrannical king and fought for the right to make their own system. A new system, a new thought where we ruled ourselves in a different way.
Self rule = Freedom. I will argue I am more free than some, less free than others. I decide, but if someone else is making all my little decisions = my ruler.
Turn of the MSM!
Here is a copy of one of Bayview’s Residents Norma Jean Knowles comment on a Bayview page and it concerns the vote on a 5 million dollar bond to fix our Water and Sewer system. I am voting NO on this bond when I vote on November 6th. This community is little over 200-300 people and a 5 million dollar bond does not make sense
I know that the politics can get somewhat boring and irritating, this just happens to be the fastest way of getting information out to all of you so I am including this letter I received a minutes ago. We have to be able to make informed decisions, so we all need other perspectives. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding: I have been involved, from the very beginning, with the BWSD water facilities plan. The proposed Bond placed on the ballot has such far-reaching consequence on our little village, I wanted to share some of my thoughts with you based on my involvement and the path to the option the board ultimately put on the ballot.
) No consideration was given to choosing an option that was fiscally responsible and recognized that a large portion of our users are living at or below the poverty level.
) The attitude of this board that they know what is best for the residents of Bayview and they are going to determine what is right for us has been fundamental to the whole process. They want a mega million 75-100 year project that is so far beyond what our little group of users need or can afford. They gave no serious consideration to other affordable options to fix the systems deficiencies at an affordable fee structure. I was there!
) There are other options that will address the major deficiencies of our system a a cost we can afford. The board was intent on paving the way for development instead of addressing the existing needs of our system.
)Their attitude that the burden of the cost for future development lies soley on the shoulders of our small group of existing users, instead of growth paying for itself, not only goes against the convention adopted by most non-profit community systems, it is fiscally irresponsible to saddle EACH USER with over $7,000. of fees to subsidize growth. Growth should pay for itself!
) This board is still engaged in spending beyond it’s budget for operations costs which is indicative of fee increases to come above the amount to repay the bond which is an 83% increase to the base rate before any increase for operations.
The board has stated their intention to do a sewer system study next which will, most likely, result in more increases.
) This is all about what our vision for Bayview is. I fall into the camp that does not want a 4 story resort on the waterfront downtown. This Bond, if approved, promotes the vision, not only for the resort, but the build-out of the whole hillside north of Capehorn Road with our small group of users picking up the tab.
Thanks for listening, please feel free to share this information with anyone you choose to.
Here is my candidate forum Oct 23rd. I am in the first group of candidates, and second one to speak. We each were given 1 minute for an opening statement then the press gave us 3 questions, we took turns answering. We had 90 seconds to answer each question and after all that we were given 90 seconds for closing statements.
Mike Patrick who is the chief editor of the CDA press was the moderator and did a superb job. Judd Wilson and Brian Walker are the two CDA Press Reporters who did a great job asking questions. This was sponsored by CDA TV whom I am thankful to for inviting me. Nice production. Okay, that stuff said;
I had a blast. I think I answered the questions well, however there are some topics I wish I could have backed off a little and not been so strong. Likewise I could have carried a few thoughts further. Oh well, it was my first official press forum and I had fun.
The Democratic on my right, Mr. Broadsword, did get to have the last say. He was the final person with a closing statement and he got me. He got me good which caused the whole room to erupt with laughter. It was good natured how he said it and I have heard that type of thing before. When he finished his teary eyed heart felt 90 seconds and sat back, I looked at him and said “that was beautiful”. He looked at me with with the deer in the headlights, speechless. I suppose he didn’t know if I was being sarcastic for his slam on me. LOL, I am having the last laugh.
Steve Vick started to give me the vib I scared him, as he actually has competition. The audience didn’t exactly know how to take me, I am so serious but a nice guy with heart. What is this non-republican, non-democrat dude! This doesn’t fit my preconceptions!
YouTube Video by CDA TV below
This mornings article by the CDA Press below
Credit CDA Press and CDA TV
partially cleaned up transcript from Stefan Molyneux podcast shared at the bottom.
It is not a pleasant thing to watch the spread of truth.
The truth crosses the landscape, half an angel, and half a zombie.
The truth crosses the landscape looking like a hero to some and a devil to many.
The truth lifts some people up and dances with them, and the truth sucker punches other people and throws them over its shoulder.
The truth is laughter to some and a succubus to others
The truth is a fighter who fights alongside you for some and a fighter who punches you in the face for others.
The truth spreads like a glorious light, like a sunbeam burning through the mist, and other times truth sometimes spreads like a black flecked virus.
The truth lurches, careens, dances, and smashes its way across the human landscape.
When truth is freed, and does its horrible bloody surgical work across the human landscape leaving some elevated, some dancing, some flying, and some curled up weeping.
The truth is not pretty as it spreads.
The truth sometimes spreads like a blood stain, a wound to the prior illusion, spilling as it spreads.
The truth reads to some like a hymn book and to others like a funeral list, a casualty list.
The truth comes to some as beautiful swordplay and to others as a random midnight stabbing. The truth is glorious and terrible in turns.
The truth is the two sides of Janus.
The truth is the laughter and the tragedy masks of comedy.
The truth is a caress and a slap, a massage and a beating.
The truth doesn’t set you free all the time, maybe eventually, but the truth most often reveals that you’re in a cage. You felt freer before the truth, “But hey! I thought I was in a field but turns out I’m in a tiny cage”. Oh! I thought the people around me were my friends! But, they were succubus and vampires, fully founded on limiting my potential, only invested in keeping me small like them!
Fuck you truth! Turn the light on and find out I’m in hell! I thought it was just a brutally long sunset! No! It’s Hell itself!
Now you can begin to borrow out, but it’s pretty horrible when the lights go on.
We think that the truth is like some wonderful starlight or moonlight that guides us through a challenging midnight landscape. No, No! Truth is like a bomb! Boom, it blows us wide and high into the sky, spins us and it turns off seasons while it shreds us and we fall in pieces, and then try to reassemble ourselves into a human shape.
The truth is shell shock!
The truth is being buried in a coffin of reality and hoping you can claw your way out, and then that there’ll be somebody there when you get to the surface! Maybe, maybe, maybe truth has cannon fired us into a desert and hoping you’ll find an oasis while staggered and blindfolded.
Truth sucks there’s only one thing that sucks more than the truth, and that’s long-term lies! Short-term lies are beautiful, long-term lies are hell itself!
The truth is a predator that hunts what lies within us, and that which lies within us runs and fights and claws to remain with the herd of liars, to remain with the wildebeast of wanderlust and falseness, that what loves lies within us is the Satan of our syrupy false selves.
The truth comes along with facts, reason, evidence, arguments and data and says you think you are alive but you are but a ghost, cast by historical prejudice.
You think you have form, that you have shape, and you think because you move, you live, you are a skeleton blown by the winds of all the bullshit that came before that is who you are, who you are is who you ain’t.
Who you are is somebody who was evacuated and filled in with the prejudice and lies and servitude of the mistress of mankind! You are a useful robot and a useful idiot designed in the vast horizontal slave market of whacking down anybody who sticks their head up from the trench of delusion. “I think I see something cut him down”, “hey is that the phone ringing?” “Is that the truth?” “Smash the phone! don’t find it”, and we all think that we want the truth and then someone comes along and speaks the truth! Fuck you here’s some hemlock!
Fuck you, you’re a cult leader! Fuck you, you racist. Oh! This is the truth!
Hey we all want the truth don’t we?
Truth is cool! Oh not that truth! Oh no, no, not that truth! No, no that’s bad, that’s bad truth. Good truth is over there, good truth is with the comfortable. This bad truth causes problems. Truth, Jesus, ah somebody speaks the truth nail him up, fill him full of hemlock right! Slander about him, tell everyone he’s a terrible guy. He’s got the truth! We must put the Mark of Cain upon him, the scarlet letter of T on his forehead, he shall wander through life accursed because he has facts that we don’t like! He’s a fascist! No he’s a factist! You’re missing a “T” fact ist not fascist it’s not antifa it’s antifact!
That’s where we are as a society, but thank God we can finally see it! We’ll thank the internet and thank the truth-tellers that we can finally see it.
Finally we see the shadow cast by humanity when the truth is visible.
Visible at the click of a button, truth is visible with the swipe of a fingertip, you can finger the truth and impregnate your mind, thereby to fix my analogies so you focus on the truth you focus on that which transmits the truth and you take your punishment for telling the truth because that’s what the truth demands! Can you live without doing it? I guess you can try. I can’t though, I can’t.
The Statement of Principles was approved at the Convention in Dallas in 1974.
We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual.
We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.
Governments throughout history have regularly operated on the opposite principle, that the State has the right to dispose of the lives of individuals and the fruits of their labor. Even within the United States, all political parties other than our own grant to government the right to regulate the lives of individuals and seize the fruits of their labor without their consent.
We, on the contrary, deny the right of any government to do these things, and hold that where governments exist, they must not violate the rights of any individual: namely, (1) the right to life—accordingly we support the prohibition of the initiation of physical force against others; (2) the right to liberty of speech and action—accordingly we oppose all attempts by government to abridge the freedom of speech and press, as well as government censorship in any form; and (3) the right to property—accordingly we oppose all government interference with private property, such as confiscation, nationalization, and eminent domain, and support the prohibition of robbery, trespass, fraud, and misrepresentation.
Since governments, when instituted, must not violate individual rights, we oppose all interference by government in the areas of voluntary and contractual relations among individuals. People should not be forced to sacrifice their lives and property for the benefit of others. They should be left free by government to deal with one another as free traders; and the resultant economic system, the only one compatible with the protection of individual rights, is the free market.
More information can be found at https://www.lp.org/the-libertarian-party/
Libertarian Party of Idaho https://lpid.org/
Panhandle happenings https://www.facebook.com/Idaholibertarian/
Many Libertarians and Republicans see the world as coercion verses liberty. We are afraid of big government and power because we don’t want to be coerced into doing things we don’t want to do.
We don’t want to be coerced into giving more money to big government and having to work harder for them rather than us. We don’t want to be coerced to make medical decisions we don’t want to make because we have to ask the government for permission first. We don’t want to be coerced into sending our kids to schools that stink because the government said so.
We see it as a liberty issue. We want to pick our own schools. We want to pick our own doctors. We want to spend our own money. We make a trade off though. We do understand there are some issues of large overwhelming majority collective agreement, that there are some instances where we will forfeit over our money and our ability to make economic decisions. Some are things in the constitution, for example we understand there is a need for some collective defense mechanism to defend our country (call it military). We can argue about the constitution roads and things like that, but besides that even the most ardent libertarians and conservatives can agree there are some areas of fundamental agreement. Courts to adjudicate contract agreements and things like that.
Liberals see the world differently. They see the world as the oppressor verses the oppressed. In other words, there is always going to be some victim group out there of oppressed people, LGBTQ, minority, Asian, Islamic, woman, union. Everything is someone verses someone else and it always someone involved in the use of power versus someone using that power to oppress someone else.
When you see the world in those two distinct ways it is very hard for those two worlds to mesh, but let’s make the case that this is what is leading to this excessive partisan divide right now, but more so the liberals who divide and demonize us, not so much the libertarian and conservatives effort to demonize the liberals. Many of the libertarians and conservatives I know understand the oppressor versus the oppressed narrative, that the liberals live by is very real, very real. Government throughout time oppressed people, whether it’s through Jim Crow, whether it’s through slavery, whether it’s through the internment of the Japanese through WWII, but what the liberals fail to understand is the oppressor is usually the very same government we are fighting against. I don’t mean fighting against literally but fighting against in the excess of power and the taking of liberty.
We get their point of view, we get it. There are oppressed people. There is a battle and there always has been a battle for people to break though, against the oppressive forces against them.
But what the liberals fail to understand about us. Is that the coercer is the government the overwhelming majority of the time! Yes there are some powerful corporations which have made bad decisions over time. We get that. But the overwhelming majority of time a monopolistic use of force has been by an oppressor and that oppressor has been the government. It infuriates libertarians and conservatives that liberals don’t get this.
Talk about this battle of the oppressor versus oppressed while they simultaneously forces people into making decisions which they don’t want to make.
Hey, buy health care or we are going to penalize you. WHAT! I thought this was about the oppressor versus the oppressed? Yet they are telling us to do something we don’t want to do. How do we know that? Because if we wanted it, we would have bought the dang health care already.
So I get penalized only when I don’t want healthcare. So when there was a tax penalty, can I assume it is only going to hit those who don’t want to do it?
Yup, that’s oppression! What is it?
You don’t want to make a decision and the government is forcing you now to make. If you want the healthcare then that fine/fee doesn’t apply to you. It only applies to you because you don’t want to do it. This is what infuriates us with the liberals.
We get your point of view. There are oppressed people. I just don’t get why you don’t get us?
When you only see the world as an oppressor versus and oppressed people and you fail to see the coercion verses the liberty argument on our side, and it all makes perfect sense to you. It is because you are blind to reason.
Reason – the use of facts and logic to come to a decision.
Have you considered for a second that what Donald Trump has done since coming into office has actually limited government power to oppress people? The ability for you to push oppression on others?
Try using reason just a little. If the world to you is the oppressor verses the oppressed ask yourself this, what has Trump done since being in power to take his power and to increase it over you?
We are being played and if you can’t see it, you are hopeless.
The #nevertrump, #impeachtrump, #resistance movement is all a play. The media has made a business model with the anti-trump movement, as has been done with QAnon, 4chan/8chan, infowars, drudge been made a business model for the patriots.
We have seen the seeds of division increase exponentially since Hillary lost. It wasn’t 10 minutes into Trump becoming president and tear gas was filling streets with protestors rioting over his policies. Never mind he hadn’t enacted or performed a single policy yet.
We are being played.
There is no right or left. There is not liberal or conservative. There are only Americans, and the powers that be want us subservient.
Mr. Trump is a racist they say. Mr. Trump is senile they say. Mr. Trump is in bed with the Russians and possibly working for them, they say. Mr. Trump needs impeached for all these reasons, they say.
Who is they? Well, they are the same exact people who just reauthorized the legislation to strip away all of your 4th amendment rights. Dictatorial powers over all the alphabet agencies. They willfully did that. He can warrant-less wiretap, read all your email, turn on your devices microphones and cameras, all those privacies are flushed. Thanks to the people who want him gone.
Adam Schiff has been one of the biggest opponents of Trump. He is a never-Trumper and he is the House ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He blessed the bill for Trump to sign, though he says Trump is insane and should be impeached. *HUH!!!
The same day this news was to come out, about Trump given this legislation to sign, an anonymous source says he called other countries “Sh*tholes”.
What has the news been feeding you? I’ll tell you. . . nothing but sh*t and if you haven’t been watching it happen, you are gobbling it up.
There you go. Proof it is all a big fat LIE. Turn off the MSM, understand history. And for Christ sake, “Open your eyes”.
Jennifer and I had lunch with a libertarian politician on Sunday and we discussed all the work that just goes into getting rid of a city ordinance. If you are serious about liberty, you really need to take time to understand the issues that you personally may be able to have an impact on. Top 5 dangers to Small Business: (Hint – they are mostly government)
1) Regulation – To a regulator, the most serious offense is not properly complying with the licensing and rules made by regulators… and these rules can be oppressive, contradictory and subjective. Regulatory compliance is now more important to business survival than good customer relations. Once you are on the regulatory radar screen its best to close your doors, because that will be their goal… and they have more money than you do, as well as many experts with the ability and wherewithal to destroy you.
2) Lawsuits – No matter how hard you try to do a great job, the odds are you will be sued for something you did not do. Lawsuits cost money and take your focus off of your business, instead requiring you to focus on the efforts of an opportunist to use the legal system to extort you.
3) Availability of banking and capital – Banks are heavily regulated by many regulatory agencies. These agencies have different motivations, but none of these agencies are there to help you. The Department of Justice created “operation choke point”, for the purpose of denying access to banking for legal businesses that the Obama administration did not like. Lending is not typically accessible to small businesses. Even the Small Business Administration which is charged with providing access to capital for small business loans is trumped by the fact that if any of those loans goes bad, the regulators attack the banks, so they do not like to make SBA loans.
4) Changing laws – Nothing can wipe a business off the map faster than a new law or regulation which makes their product or practice illegal, or makes the delivery of your product impractical. This happens every year.
5) Competition – What used to be the biggest challenge in business is now dwarfed in danger by the activities of government.
No need to fret… If you are successful in surviving all these government attacks, they will happily take the lion’s share of your proceeds, or your freedom if you do not properly comply with their demands for the fruit of your labor.
And CNN thinks that the reduction in startup businesses is due to laziness…
I don’t know if any of you have heard about the dwindling Bee population, but someone brought it up on a friends FB page which led me to some thoughts.
Please follow along and comment if you think I am way off base or hitting on something. These thoughts don’t really apply in a way I would respond to the friends friend’s comments, so I am putting this out there just on my mind.
Here goes. I will try to keep this short and not get preachy but I make no promises.
It is a fact our species has learned cloning. We all agree on that right? And in-so-far as cloning, most are aware we have advanced the technology far enough for actual gene manipulation. Before you roll your eyes too much, just know I’m not going all wacky on this thought. I’m not going into glow-in-the-dark-monkeys and all that. Let’s just agree we have technology for gene manipulation. How much and how far? That can be debated.
So, if we have gene/DNA/RNA capabilities in the lab. Wouldn’t it make sense we would have mapped the genes of the bee? Here is where I am exploring my thought and asking.
Currently, wouldn’t we have the technology to prevent any and all species we are aware of on this planet from going instinct? I understand we may not have the technology or knowledge to cure whatever disease could be causing the huge drop in bee population, but it seems reasonable we should expect to find the cure and then we could bring the population back. Does that make sense?
Back to what is being said about the bees. The articles all seems to paint this catastrophe of crop yields plummeting. Here come a few more questions. I understand locals and researchers waving a flag for attention but why also has the UN and the large multi-national corporations also been feeding this hysteria. Don’t we give them the credit and status, which they have, to solve this? Why would they be broadcasting fear and paranoia? Shouldn’t the big guys be telling us what they are doing to fix this issue?
Now my solution which I believe is easily within our realm of doable possibilities. I want to know what you think of this idea.
Drones. Yes, drones. It has been known for some time the military or law enforcement has been using drones. Recently there have been articles about little tiny drones the size of mosquitoes that can follow, video, and listen.
Those ones are the size of mosquitoes, Make them the size of bees and program them for specific crops. They could fly around and pollinate, seems really simple to me. I admit I’m an electrical geek with a rudimentary knowledge of programming, GPS, hardware, etc from my work in aviation and personal computers. Heck, I have fixed many electronic devices, giving them a return to life. I mentioned that about me not to boast but to just say I believe that which I speak of wouldn’t be hard at all. I wouldn’t know why that technology hasn’t already been done???
Plus…. Besides the expense, it wouldn’t take that long to go past prototype into actual world use.
So I ask, why the fear of mass starvation? Is this really what we should expect from those who we allow to have power and authority? Do they want us in fear? Do they want us to starve?
Am I onto something? Am I off base? Tell me what you think.