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Soldier getting message from parents thanking him for fighting for freedoms they don't have

Source. And just think — we’ve gotten so much freer since Russmo created this oldie-but-goodie!

(Thanks to the feeder of needy Panda bears.)


  1. Pat
    Pat January 24, 2012 7:36 am

    I think Hislop is correct, and I applaud his courage.

    In the beginning there were newspapers, then radio, then television… then internet. But as the MSM began to complain about the internet, so it also began to join it, and I often wondered why it competed with itself. Far better to improve the quality of its print content than to try to play catch up in quantity of output.

    My father had a saying, “If you can’t boost, don’t knock”, and that applies here. Several newspapers folded because they had nothing of quality to offer against the ‘Net, they had nothing with which to distinguish themselves from it. And they are no better now than they were, while the quality of internet output has continued to grow.

  2. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty January 24, 2012 8:17 am

    I really did see the black SUV as described and two hard faced young men in it. The rest is more a product of my imagination than anything else. The FBI was, however, the first thing that came to mind when I spotted them.

    But I think the advice is sound… and a good friend who gets around A LOT tells me that this is not out of the realm of possibility even for my little town. He has seen various spooks, reliably identified, in many places out here.

  3. charles scamman
    charles scamman January 24, 2012 12:27 pm

    I have witnessed local police in St. Mary’s Georgia placing ‘reflective dots’, less than the size of a dime on rear bumper outside a bar many years ago. As a person ‘just passing through’ I had no dog in the fight, even though I was well aware of what was the purpose. Police have been using deceptive means for years and getting away with it. Newer automobiles are coming with GPS built in, irrespective of if the owner has them enabled or not. Most cell phones also come with that feature.

    A person has no reasonable expectation of privacy outside their own homes. Now with “smart meters” being installed without consent of the home owners, big brother is getting to track electricity usage and electronic pulses within the home as well.

    America, where have you gone? Supreme Court….just another kangaroo panel paid for with corporate perks…

  4. Regi
    Regi January 24, 2012 1:57 pm

    Simon Black is a little less than reputable, I think:

    A lot of these characters write articles appealing to the freedom loving, but ultimately their products are just junk “reports.” They’re very slippery.


  5. Claire
    Claire January 24, 2012 2:19 pm

    Regi, I know that Simon Black (along with several other bigger-name commentators) links his name to dubious products. I laugh at some of them like Bill Bonner, whose commentary is witty and measured, but who surrounds himself with ads for the very sort of get-rich-quick schemes that his commentary appears to warn people against. Caveat emptor, as always.

    But what specific thing in the Simon Black article I linked to did you find wrong or exaggerated or whatever?

  6. Regi
    Regi January 24, 2012 2:59 pm

    Hi Claire. Simon Black’s article was fine, as most of his are. I see that as a problem, especially for the more gullible who might easily be convinced such a fine fellow certainly wouldnt be pushing questionable products. “Buyer Bewar,” for sure–but most aren’t..

    There is one point none of the articles make, however. The idea that makes all these kinds of government atrocities possible is the big lie everyone buys, the “intellectual property racket.”

    If you’re interested:

    I do not expect you to agree with either of these, but there are some points and info I’ve not seen in other articles that might interest you.

  7. TailGirl
    TailGirl January 24, 2012 3:19 pm

    MamaLiberty, that reminds me of when the local police tried using unmarked cars to catch more speeders. They never figured out why it didn’t work well. Seriously, like no ones going to suspect the only perfectly cleaned car in twenty miles.

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