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Month: November 2012

This Land is Whose?

I usually avoid writing about the Israeli-Arab quagmire. But since I stuck a verbal toe in via today’s earlier post, I might as well bring this stunning — and too true — Nina Paley video forward from where I dropped it in a recent comment section. (H/T. LewRockwell.com blog) For you young things, the song is the theme from Exodus, a Very Big Movie about the resettlement of Israel after WWII. And here’s Paley’s “Who’s Killing Who” guide. 0

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Friday links — and more thank yous

Why is the U.S. government building a secret underground facility in Israel? And why are U.S. taxpayers funding a project that includes religious symbols at every doorway? The mezzuzah is a charming tradition, but the fedgov funds enough superstitions without secretly forcing us to pay for another one. Memo to robbers: If you want that girly-girl c-store clerk to take you seriously don’t charge in firing your guns into the air. James Bond, Dirty Harry Callahan and what gun is “good enough.” Can’t say I agree with the recommendation, not even one little bit. But the thinking is interesting. (H/T…

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Another big round of thank yous :-)

Another big round of thank yous for another big round of holiday cheer: For two much-wanted books, thank you, PT. For the GIANT Kong Wubba (one of the few toys all three of my dogs will play with), thank you, TH. For ANOTHER Giant Kong Wubba and scrumptious, healthy cashew butter (an item I rarely get for myself), the pups and I thank ES. And for Wild Harvest (a book for the Pacific Northwest that, charmingly, was shipped all the way from England), thank you, TW. For more plants of the Northwest and the Atlas Shrugged DVD, smooch to GWF.…

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Against conscience

One of the most personal reasons for contempt of government is that government forces people to act against their own consciences. As you know, I’m not a believer, but I think what Obamacare is about to force on the people who own Hobby Lobby is beastly. When Catholic institutions objected to provisions of Obamacare that went against their principles, the fedgov carved out a feeble and bureaucratic “religious exemption.” However, Hobby Lobby — being a business run on religious principles but not being a specifically religious institution — doesn’t fit into the loophole. So government inflicts pain to get “compliance.”…

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323 … 334 …

wow. Yesterday I requested help pushing this month’s Amazon totals to 320 shipped items — a plateau I’ve barely even seen off in the distance in previous months. To make it, 53 more items would need to be shipped via my Amazon links before Friday. wow. This morning — 92 new items ordered. This morning — 72 new items shipped or instantly delivered. You did it. You can stop now. Or not. 🙂 wow. And you didn’t just do this with cheap trinkets and $.99 Kindle books, though that’s all it would have taken to get the needed numbers. You…

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The anti-snitch book is now LIVE!

Thanks to some last-minute assistance — with “last-minute” actually being several weeks ago — and thanks to the work of many volunteers, Rats!, the anti-snitch book, is now live. Find it at http://rats-nosnitch.com/. Four different formats for reading. One bundle of HTML files for mirroring on your own site. All free. Copy and distribute at will. Spread it around far and wide. Post to your blogs about it. Tweet it. Announce it on your Facebook page, mirror the entire site … whatever. The more this gets into the hands of potential victims of snitchery, the better. —– I apologize. I…

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Monday links, a weird PSA, and a small favor

Wow. Promising news for dogs and humans alike. Experimental treatment helps paralyzed dogs walk again by injecting them with cells grown from their own noses. ‘Bout time judges started questioning some of this wholesale data scooping. Another example of how government “help” stinks. Literally, in this case Sigh. Despite Katrina. Despite Sandy. Despite everything. The preparedness message still isn’t reaching Joe Average. (Via The Price of Liberty) Small favor Thanks to you using those Amazon links, I’m on the way to my best-ever Amazon month! And boy, is it welcome! Now, if you’re willing, you can help accomplish one small…

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Preparedness Priorities, Part VII

Water storage, continued Previous post on water storage here. Read that first. Returning to our series on preparedness basics. These posts are aimed at newbie preppers (please share with your family and friends), though they might also help us fill gaps in our existing preps. As always, comment away if you have helpful experience and/or other options to suggest. How much water should you store per person/per pet? For a long time, most experts on preparedness recommended keeping one gallon of water per person on hand for the duration of whatever emergency we’re anticipating. That’s bare bones. It’ll be sufficient…

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Friday links

I don’t know Fiona Apple’s music at all. But I expect I’d like her as a person. And I’m not the only one. (Beware: sad dog stories.) Much happier animal (and cop) story. (H/T JG) Texas high school trying to expel student for refusing to wear a spychip. It’s all about money and control, of course. (Tip o’ hat to H) How many more of these stories are we going to see? Anti-gay lawyer arrested for kiddie porn (and more). And here’s another completely unsurprising story: Detroit will run out of money by January. And another non-surprise! Senate bill touted…

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