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Comment by the Collector In Chief

ENDNOTE: Don’t miss “American Sniper” for the wake up call

2015-Jan-24

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2179136/?ref_=ttsnd_snd_tt

American Sniper (2014)
132 min – Action | Biography | Drama – 16 January 2015

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Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

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This is a rough story to watch no matter your political views … war is hell on all sides. This is a movie that liberals, conservatives, libertarians, and Sheeple should appreciate.

I teared up during the movie and resolved to be more vocal about these girls and boys sacrificing themselves for the politicians, bureaucrats, and Crony Capitalists benefit.

Like the “Wounded Warrior” commercials, this movie torqued me up.

I’m a little L libertarian, who is anti-war, pro-life, and pro-choice. When the bad guys come here, then we can use force. If they seriously threaten us, then we should NUKE them. BUT, we better be sure that this is a “Just War”. AND, we all should pay for it; not borrow the money from China to make the military – industrial complex, that Ike warned us about, rich.

Argh!

Bring the girls and boys home NOW!

Have a foreign policy like Switzerland with a defense to match.

“Only way to win is not to play at all” — from the movie ‘War Games’

Dona Nobis Pacem

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ENDNOTE: Linked arms with world leaders

2015-Jan-17

https://news.yahoo.com/world-leaders-join-paris-march-millions-attack-victims-053608792.html

More than a million rally in historic Paris march of defiance
AFP By Richard Carter and Fran Blandy

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Paris (AFP) – More than a million people flooded Paris on Sunday in an unprecedented rally against terrorism, led by dozens of world leaders walking arm in arm as cries of “Freedom” and “Charlie” rang out.

French rally for attack victims on eve of Paris march of ‘millions’ AFPAfter attacks, arm-in-arm world leaders join mass Paris march.

President Francois Hollande linked arms with world leaders, including the Israeli prime minister and the Palestinian president, in an historic display of unity.

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Where was President Obama?

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ENDNOTE: The handicap placard bring out the anal sphincters

2015-Jan-10

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-disabled-tag-20150102-story.html

Parking lot vigilantes abuse woman with ‘invisible’ disability
By David Fleshler Sun Sentinel

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But none of this would be obvious to anyone seeing a normal-looking woman parking her car in a disabled spot. The notes left on her car say things like this: You look perfectly able to walk. You don’t need to be parking here. Let someone else use the spot.

“I can’t go out and tell everybody ‘look I parked here because I had brain cancer and I can’t remember where I park’,” she said. “It’s not right. I would never so that to anybody.”

Her mother is outraged by the comments, the vandalism, the general display of ill will toward her daughter who has been through a fearsome illness and course of treatment.

“I get so angry,” she said. “What right do these people have? Just because you don’t have crutches or a wheelchair doesn’t mean you’re not disabled. There are so many people who have disabilities that don’t show. Now she’s got a smashed side mirror.”

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Who died and left these bozos the “parking lot police”?

My sainted wife had a handicap placard for the last five years of her life.

She’d have good days when she looked like a million bucks and the next day she’d be in the ICU.

They never did figure out what was wrong. Tremendous swings in hemoglobin and platelets.

Some days she’d be fine going into the grocery store and staggering out like a drunk. Not mentally impaired; just weak as a sick baby.

So, I never judge handicap placard holders. I’m sure my fellow Jaspers wouldn’t.

But it seems there are a lot of anal sphincters out there!

Argh!

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ENDNOTE: The “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” needs to end

2015-Jan-03

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/12/mark-thornton/the-war-on-drugs-is-100-years-old/

The War on Drugs Was Born 100 Years Ago
By Mark Thornton
Mises.org
December 26, 2014 

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Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you for the opportunity to debate the War on Drugs in this forum. Mr. Chairman, as you probably know, the War on Drugs was not a response to calls from experts, it was not in response to recommendations from the medical community, or even the law enforcement community. Mr. Chairman, the War on Drugs was started by the agitation of racists, bigots, religious fanatics, believers in eugenics, extremist politicians, and power hungry diplomats. In other words, Mr. Chairman, the average ordinary American.

The War on Drugs was initiated by legislation that was passed not to help drug addicts and protect the innocent, but rather was designed to control and marginalize minority groups and to push the United States into a leadership role in world diplomatic affairs.

The War on Drugs is 100 years old today. It kills thousands of people, destroys untold number of lives, and wastes hundreds of billions of dollars every year. Plus it prevents us from using three of the most miraculous plants on the planet, even for their “legitimate” uses.

The Harrison Narcotics Act

As written, the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914 was legislation that established a tax and registration requirement on narcotics and cocaine. Politicians and journalists openly targeted Chinese immigrants, Southern blacks, and Mexicans with outrageous propaganda. The real priority of the legislation, however, was to comply with the first international drug control treaty, the International Opium Convention of 1912.

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What a good way to start off a new year with my favorite rant.

Now no one is saying that “addiction is good”.

But it’s a MEDICAL problem; not a legal one.

“Wine was used at least from the time of the early Egyptians; narcotics from 4000 B.C.; and medicinal use of marijuana has been dated to 2737 B.C. in China.” according to  http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/science/drug-addiction-drug-abuse-history.html#ixzz3NPferqv9

So, a law is not going to cure the problem.

And, Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. So it can only make it worse.

After 100 years, perhaps it’s time to try something else?

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — attributed to Einstein

Argh!

But, I have a tin foil hat?

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ENDNOTE: Don’t underestimate human beings

2014-Dec-27

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/12/17/prisoners-ingenious-162-alcatraz-escape-could-have-survived/?intcmp=latestnews

Prisoners of ‘ingenious’ 1962 Alcatraz escape could have survived
LiveScience
By Megan Gannon
Published December 17, 2014

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“We didn’t know exactly when the inmates launched their boats, or their precise starting point, and so we decided to release 50 ‘boats’ every 30 minutes between 20:00 and 04:00 (11 p.m. and 4 a.m.) from a range of possible escape spots at Alcatraz to see where they would end up,” Fedor Baart, a hydraulic engineer at the Netherlands-based research instituteDeltares, said in a statement. “We added a paddling effect to the ‘boats,’ as we assumed the prisoners would paddle as they got closer to land.”

If the three men left Alcatraz any earlier than 11:30 p.m., they would have been swept out to sea by strong currents, Baart and his colleagues found. But if the prisoners set off on their raft between 11:30 and midnight, it’s likely that they could have landed just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, at Horseshoe Bay. The models also show that any debris after the landing might have drifted toward Angel Island, north of Alcatraz, which is where the FBI found a paddle and some personal items linked to the men.

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Never underestimate human beings.

Interesting that they never showed up anywhere.

But now we have a “unsolved mystery”.

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ENDNOTE: Vandalism is just stupid

2014-Dec-21

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/12/10/vandals-wild-ugly-scream-alerted-nuns-that-something-wasnt-quite-right-and-what-they-discovered-in-a-church-garden-left-parishioners-visibly-shaken/

‘Wild, Ugly’ Scream Alerted Nuns That Something Wasn’t Quite Right — and What They Discovered in a Church Garden Left Parishioners ‘Visibly Shaken’
Dec. 10, 2014 11:50am Billy Hallowell

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Authorities arrested two suspects Tuesday following acts of vandalism at a Chicago-area church over the weekend that left parishioners “visibly shaken.”

The heads of Mary and Joseph statues were lopped off in a church garden and a nativity scene was egged, according to a parish priest.

Describing the suspects as juveniles, Pastor Anthony Brankin St. Odilo Church in Berwyn, Illinois, told TheBlaze that they have been arrested and could be charged with misdemeanors in a “spiritual blow” that has shaken the congregation.

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Merry Christmas!

And folks think that there isn’t an anti-religious result of the “Secular Progressive” Gooferment Skrules!

Argh!

“Juvenile justice” means a slap on the wrist.

Time for “tough love”?

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ENDNOTE: Separation of Science and State!

2014-Dec-13

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM … 

Parriott, Don (MC1983) posted:

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As a trained scientist, and climate change “skeptic”, my main objection to the whole approach is that the liberals as Bible thumping morons who believe in fantasy. This is far from the truth, and there is legitimate scientific research that raises questions about climate change. Any real (read that objective) scientist would want to see all the evidence and make a decision based on all of the available data.

Many of the climate change advocates will not acknowledge the contrary evidence, and only choose the evidence that supports their personal opinion. This is not the scientific method.

Also, we “skeptics” are also skeptical because a vast majority of the research is done by government funded studies, but the government is only giving funding to studies that will support their preconceived notion of the truth.

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So we should have the Separation of Science and State!

Not to put words in Jasper Parriott’s post, but …

The Federal Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient.

One example of “inefficient” is the one sided “studies”.

It’s as if there would be no way to fund progress except without The Glorious Leader. (Oh, that’s the wrong Gooferment!) … … no way to fund progress without the Giant Federal State.

Argh!

When with “We, The Sheeple” awake?

Never.

And how do we cut this “giant” down to size?

Laugh at it, ignore it, and secede from it.

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