The owners of an Oregon goldmine have called in gun-toting right-wing militiamen amid a bitter land use dispute with the U.S. government.
Tensions have remained high at the Sugar Pine Mine near Medford after the facility was served with a federal stop-work order.
Together: Three Oath Keepers are seen armed Wednesday defending the mine
The owners summoned armed guards from the conservative Oath Keepers activist network ahead of a major protest outside local offices of the Bureau of Land Management yesterday.
Co-owner Rick Barclay acted after receiving a stop-work order last month when officials said they found equipment on site indicating operations inconsistent with standard mine development requirements. Continue reading
Banks have become just mortgage servicing agents and foreclosure of your home is their new business model. Protect your home by learning about the tricks they play.
The Banks Business Model is Foreclosing on Homeowners Image by lewilljo
Most homeowners are unaware that their mortgage banks make more money from foreclosure than actual payment. Mortgage banks give as few modifications as possible and comply minimally with statutes put in place to protect borrowers, all while employing tricks to “cash in” on homeowners’ defaults, pushing them to foreclosure. The banks take the risk of litigation because few people sue, but getting legal assistance as soon as possible can make the difference between homeowners asserting their rights or losing their homes while being bulldozed by the bank. Continue reading
I know by writing this some of you are going to be shaking your heads and saying, “I knew Neal couldn’t stop writing.” If you are among those doing so you misunderstood my last article. I never meant to imply that I was never going to write again. Instead I was simply trying to say that I am sick and tired of repeating myself when it comes to explaining our Constitution and Bill of Rights. It was never my intention to do all your thinking for you. What I had hoped was that I could provide you with enough motivation to kick start your own thinking and you would continue researching the Constitution and Bill of Rights on your own. Seeing as how that wasn’t happening, for the most part anyway, I decided to stop writing about those two subjects. But I never meant to imply that I was not going to write again, it is in my blood and will be until the day I draw my last breath.
Now let’s get down to business. Continue reading
I called every bookie I know to place a bet on who is the biggest bull-shitter, Barack Pinocchio, or Hillary Rodman Pinocchio … they all refused to take the bet.
The political party’s resurrection of Mr. Geppetto to make a female model of Barack Pinocchio to use in the Hillary Rodman Pinocchio campaign, for president of the United States, but the poor fellow had to lobby the environmentalists because he is running out of wood.
The amount of bullshit coming out of the mouths of politicians, and their sycophants lately, is flooding the plains, while the average American citizen is being oppressed, abused, and disenfranchised, by lying tyrants unfit to hold public office. Continue reading
Barack Obama has long fought to minimize his association with his mentor during his teens, known communist Frank Marshall Davis.
In his book “Dreams From My Father,” the future president refused to refer to his mentor as anything other than “Frank.” In the audiobook version of “Dreams,” Obama went further and excised all references to “Frank.”
Thanks to the Internet, things are seldom buried forever. In this clip from 1995, the future president is on his book tour at the Cambridge Public Library. He’s not only open about just who “Frank” is, he talks about how the man “schooled” him on how racist white people were…. Continue reading
Cong. Raul Grijalva
How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices long enough to even think about such things?
Meanwhile, attempts to shut down people whose free speech interferes with other people’s political agendas go on, with remarkably little notice, much less outrage. The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting the tax-exempt status of conservative groups is just one of these attempts to fight political battles by shutting up the opposition, rather than answering them. Continue reading
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!” ~ Samuel Adams (1776)
On April 19th, we honor the anniversary of Patriots’ Day and the legacy of Liberty launched that day, which is our inspiration to this day. In doing so, we mark the opening salvo of the first American Revolution in 1775, and the first step toward the establishment of an eternal declaration of human Liberty, subordinating the rule of men to Creator-inspired Rule of Law.
A quick search of the White House website under the current administration reveals not a single reference to this most notable date in the history of our nation. Undoubtedly the statist regime currently occupying the Executive Branch prefers to ignore this formative event, as the historic call to arms ultimately turned back a growing tide of tyranny. Continue reading
A photo essay – of sorts…
At the 20th Anniversary of the destruction of the records of the Rose Law Firm.
GOVERNMENT CAN GET YOU ANYTIME IT WANTS
If a person, group of people, or a government has power over you, that means they can control what you do, or force you to do what you don’t want to do. That power comes either by the force of law with corresponding punishments for not obeying the law, or by force of violence using the gun or other weapons that can threaten or take your life, or rob you of your liberty.
In many of our articles over the last 10 years, we have written about the growing power of the American government, at all levels, but mostly at the federal level. No matter what anyone thinks, the evidence points directly at a trend towards absolute power. That is what governments do over time. But the only way to project absolute power is by force and that force comes in the form of civilian or military power where that power can incarcerate you, or kill you
… for any reason! Continue reading
“But whether the Constitution be one thing or another, this much is certain—that it has either authorized such a government as we have had or has been powerless to prevent it.” ~ Lysander Spooner
Our Constitution, as signed on September 17, 1787, was an instrument created by mostly politicians and lawyers, who, hiding behind the façade of being Federalists, proposed a government that would convert the present method of governing from one of “consent of the governed” into an instrument that would provide to the chosen few the powers of unlimited taxation, the creation of a massive bureaucracy, standing army and militarized police to implement their desires.
The people who deserve our praise and devotion are those who have been relegated to the waste bin of history for all intents and purposes, for to mention them in current history would necessitate an explanation as to who they were and what principles of freedom and liberty they fought for. Continue reading
On Wednesday, activists across the state took to the streets to demand a $15 minimum wage. The “Fight for $15” rallies were organized by Working Washington, which is funded by the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) and relies on paid protesters for its demonstrations. Continue reading
~ Foreword ~
Each and every *innovative improvement* the *education guru’s* have put forth has proven to downgrade real education. But then I don’t think any of these new plans were ever intended to IMPROVE education – the goal being to indoctrinate not educate – and it has been more than successful.
Back when I was in grade school – the teachers dressed like teachers not another student. They didn’t have sex with the students – they actually taught the students how to read – write – do math – speak properly – be self disciplined – and to THINK. Tests were given each week on what had been taught that week and if you didn’t pass then you had to repeat the lessons. Students weren’t passed to the next grade until they mastered the grade they were in. Oh, and the parents were kept informed of how the student was doing.
I noticed a big change take place from my grade school years to those of my children and I was more than vocal about it which the Federal Way School District didn’t appreciate.
When you go to a local high school today is it easy to tell which ones are students and which ones are teachers or administrators?????
Too many look like aging PRE-K playgrounds.
Like Apples past their prime …. the *CORE* is ROTTEN. ~ Jackie Juntti Continue reading
How Menendez ‘conspired’ to import rich donor’s babes
They are the models who could bring down a senator.
Sen. Robert Menendez mobilized his staff to secure a visa for a Brazilian actress who posed nude on the cover of Sexy magazine; he stepped up for a sultry Ukrainian student who wanted a plastic-surgery consult; and he directd a staff member to “call Ambassador asap” in order to reverse a visa denial to a 22-year-old Dominican model.
The young women were all paramours of Dr. Salomon Melgen, 60, a married eye doctor and one of Menendez’s biggest donors, prosecutors charge.
The New Jersey Democrat’s efforts on behalf of Melgen’s lovers came to light in a 68-page indictment against the two men unsealed this month. Continue reading
“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound shifts in policy.” ~ Professor Carroll Quigley, Bill Clinton’s mentor at Georgetown University, author of Tragedy and Hope
With a wink and a nod…
“There is not a dime’s worth of difference between the Democrat and Republican Parties” ~ Governor George C. Wallace in the 1968 presidential campaign
In answer to my previous Rant, a good friend and true Patriot, DW, poignantly pointed out to me that unfortunately in our country, the populace is made up of a ratio of at least nine ignorant, hypocritical idiots who prefer being lied to for every person who actually understands the concepts of Liberty. Continue reading
I’m Afraid for My Grandchildren
I am one month short of 81 and have lived under twelve, (12) Presidents to date, in order; Roosevelt; Truman; Eisenhower; Kennedy; Johnson, Nixon; Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush (41); Clinton; Bush (43) and now Obama, (# 12 performing like # 13). Through my years, I have voted for some of these presidents and against some. I can find fault and have been able to criticize each. I can equally find positive attributes in them all, until Obama. Continue reading
To the extent the Constitution comports with the natural law – upholding the sanctity of life, liberty, privacy, property and due process – it is good; to the extent it doesn’t, it is bad. The manner in which the courts have interpreted the U.S. Constitution makes the Articles of Confederation, which were usurped in favor of the Constitution at the Philadelphia convention, a much better founding document than the Constitution. Continue reading
For two months this summer, the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will conduct Realistic Military Training (RMT) Operation Jade Helm 15 (JH 15) in seven Southwestern U.S. states: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Military spokesmen say the operation is merely a standard training exercise designed to prepare Special Forces troops for warfare overseas.
According to the London Daily Mail, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria said,
“‘This exercise is routine training to maintain a high level of readiness for Army Special Operations Forces because they must be ready to support potential missions anywhere in the world on a moment’s notice.’”
You can hardly drive anywhere these days without seeing one of those yellow stickers on someone’s vehicle with the words “Support Our Troops” written across it. As a thirteen year veteran of the United States Air Force it makes me proud to see so many people who stand behind the brave men and women in our Armed Forces who at any moment may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
That being said, I cannot help but be saddened by the fact that so many people in this country do not have the foggiest idea of what principles those brave men and women are fighting for. I would be willing to bet that if you were to stop and ask people what it was our servicemen/women are fighting for, or against, you would probably hear one of three things. Should you conduct such a survey you would most likely hear that they were fighting against terrorism or for freedom or liberty. Continue reading
*Author’s NOTE: Quite possibly the least covered aspect of the founding era of America is the role played by those who became known as the Anti-federalists. In a deceptive move, those among our founders who wanted a Monarchist, or at the very least a Nationalist form of government, referred to themselves as “Federalists,” thus establishing a political paradigm that is much on display in our country even today. The Federalists misrepresented what they stood for politically in order to gain the political power and authority to do what they wanted, knowing full well they could not gain such power by telling the truth. Using that as a benchmark, we could refer to almost every politician who runs for office today, especially in both major political parties, as a “Federalist.” The Anti-federalists discerned the motives of the Federalists from the very beginning as we shall see below. They used their vast knowledge of the past to predict what would become of the proposed form of government in what you will see as a hauntingly accurate prediction. Without the Anti-federalists there would have been no Bill of Rights added to the Constitution in 1789. Suffice it to say the Liberty and Freedom we claim we want returned to us from our tyrannical government is the very form of government cherished by the Anti-federalists of the founding era of America. (M.G.) Continue reading
While we endure the daily lies of President Obama, do we really want to have another four to eight years more of Hillary Clinton’s? It’s not like we don’t have ample evidence of her indifference to the truth and that is not what America wants in a President, now or ever.
The office has already been degraded to a point where neither our allies nor our enemies trusts anything Obama says. Do we really want to continue a process that could utterly destroy our nation? Continue reading
Our last two articles hinted at the potential run for president of the United States. We want to thank all those who encouraged us to run and for the positive comments to our recent articles and to our Presidential Platform. With the number of responses in so far, it is running 20 to 1 in favor of us continuing to explore the possibilities. In spite of this encouragement, we nevertheless must face some unavoidable realities.
What gets a president elected in the United States today? The answers only boil down to a few vital elements. The first and most important element is money. Money buys massive national exposure. Without the money, a candidate is done before he starts. Continue reading
Kodak employed 140,000 people. Instagram, 13. A digital visionary says the Web kills jobs, wealth — even democracy
Jaron Lanier (Credit: Jonathan Sprague)
Editor’s NOTE: Although this piece was originally published about two years ago – as a statement of our demise as a nation and a people – we felt the need to let someone else do the talking for a change. Read it and weep! (J.B.)
A few states have begun the journey toward offering a digital version of your driver’s license that would reside on your phone. But the going could be stop and go for a while.
Your driver’s license may one day be a mobile app. – MorphoTrust
The road ahead may soon lead to a digital driver’s license on your mobile phone.
The printed plastic driver’s license has been a standard for decades, acting not just as proof that you can drive but as an ID to verify your age and identity.
Getting issued a license is a rite of passage for many a teenager. The license has a status that transcends mere motoring.
Now, just as concert tickets, airline boarding passes, Starbucks loyalty cards and even your wallet are migrating onto your smartphone, your driver’s license seems headed down the same route.
“The world is changing, and a lot of transactions and activities that people do are now done in digital formats,” said Mike Williams, chief of communications for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Delaware. “You can do so much with your smartphone. You can pay at the gas pump. You can go to the grocery store. You don’t even need a debit card sometimes anymore. So this is just a movement in that direction.” Continue reading
Last fall, I got a strange request from the bank I’ve been doing business with for more than 10 years. For the first time ever, this bank asked to see our books. When we asked why, they told us that they needed to review our risk profile.
It seemed odd to me, because we do everything by the book and are about as low-risk as a grocery store or a dry cleaning service. Not to mention the fact that, through all of the various fees we have to pay, our company generates tens of thousands of dollars in revenue for our bank each month.
With nothing to hide, we complied with the request. And naturally, we passed our unexpected risk assessment with flying colors. The bank thanked us for our cooperation, but never really explained the situation to my satisfaction.
A month later we learned about ‘Operation Chokepoint’ Continue reading
When does the day come, when one can put aside the trials of life – and just
Awhile back I purchased a book entitled Jefferson & Hamilton The Rivalry That Forged A Nation. I found it interesting not so much because of the views held by these two men in regards to government, but in how their lives forged the views held by both. You see each of us grows up and the things we experience shape the person we are to become later in life.
So while you may know me now and see how I speak and act you have no idea of who I really am and what life events shaped me into the person I am now. This will be the first time I have written anything of an autobiographical nature. I won’t go into my entire life, just the events that I feel influenced me the most and made me who I am now.
So if you have ever been interested in finding out what makes Neal Ross tick, here’s your chance to finally get some answers. But before I begin I want to make it perfectly clear that I do not blame any of the characters in this little drama that I call my life. Each of these people had their own life experiences which shaped them into who they are. I am only trying to show how they influenced me. Continue reading
“Politicians spout endless bromides, trite phrases and meaningless clichés in a high-charged emotional environment to get you to vote for them, or to convince you they are going to do something for you that government hasn’t done before, or re-start something government should have been doing in the first place. Some politicians actually mean what they say, as naïve’ as they might be. But most politicians haven’t a clue what they will be able to do for you, because they are really intent on what they are going to do for them. The term “Honorable Politician” is almost on oxymoron, especially the longer a politician is in government.. The real tragedy is that millions of people believe them and hang on every word, to their own peril.” ~ Ron Ewart
We listened to Ted Cruz’s speech the other day where he announced that he is running for president. Like most politicians, he uttered all the right patriotic phrases to appeal to the emotions in the masses, at least the conservative masses. One phrase stuck out in his speech though. This phrase has been repeated throughout American history since it was uttered by Patrick Henry at the St John’s Church in Virginia on March 23, 1775 when he shouted, “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!“
Like millions of us, we have heard this phrase over and over again, shouted from the rooftops and in many speeches and writings by politicians and patriots. Hearing it again coming out of Ted Cruz’s mouth, we suddenly realized how the phrase could be interpreted to mean that government must give us liberty, or we prefer death in the alternative. But government can’t grant us something we have a natural right to, by virtue of our human existence. Freedom is a natural right, not granted by government. If freedom is to exist in any form, it must be preserved, protected and defended by those sovereign, natural born individuals upon which freedom has been bestowed by our creator. Government always takes freedom, it never grants it, or defends it. If government takes away freedom and it always will in time, freedom must then be TAKEN BACK by individual sovereign citizens, by force if necessary. Continue reading
This year isn’t just the golden anniversary of Selma. It is as well marks the 50th anniversary of the murder of Malcolm X.
Malcolm X has been mythologized. According to the myth, there are, essentially, two Malcolms: the “pre-Mecca” Malcolm and the “post-Mecca” Malcolm X. The former, a national minister for Elijah Muhammad’s Nation of Islam, preached black separatism. The latter, in glaring contrast, rejected the Nation and promoted interracial unity.
That this is revisionism at its best (or worst) is understood by the inconvenient fact that it omits: Continue reading
Capitalism is evil… – well from a communist’s perspective! In light of the recent elections in Greece, the Ferguson-inspired riots in America, and increasing minimum wage discussions, communism has dominated news headlines. Since America’s existence, the country has enjoyed leading the world in economic prosperity.while ranking at the top, or near the top, of the freedom index. The United States has been the beacon of light for millions of immigrants escaping their homeland oppression. So the perplexing question is…why do communists despise ‘capitalism’?
Recently a self-proclaimed communist tweeted me a message asking why I liked the Constitution and Capitalism? I simply tweeted back, “freedom and liberty”. Not satisfied with my reply, he continued to barrage me with a series of tweets in an attempt to ‘change my view’. Unfortunately for his time, he only confirmed my resolve to defend a Free Republic. However I did observe his only argument for collectivism, “workers earn more money and the elite are ‘forced’ to give”. So is his point regarding communist workers earning more money true? First, one must understand that communism is both an economic and ideological system for which all citizens are supposed to be considered equal in most areas including wages. Continue reading
“If You Can’t Dazzle Them With Brilliance, Baffle Them With Bull.” ~ WC Fields
Rage Against the Bullshit!
“With the veil of secrecy ripped back, finally everyone can see for themselves that the TPP would give multinational corporations extraordinary new powers that undermine our sovereignty,” said Lori Wallach of Public Citizen. (Photo courtesy of Wikileaks)
~ Forewords ~
No insult or any offense to any reader who might be put off by the name of this site. I’m past the point of being offended by mild expletives, especially when their use better captures the sense of the utter degradations of society or the establishment and the corrupt deals, like this would be U.S. mercantilist shenanigan of the first degree and the would be robbery of what little legality in trade remains. And you wonder why these TTP trade deals with Europe and Asia are SECRET? Where we need to exert any energy in anger is to ask ourselves and everyone we know, to scream out aloud, what sort of republic do we think we have left, if any and how can we bear to go along with the secrecy of our own demise.
This is well worth your time to brush up on since any TPP trade agreement success will affect you directly and badly. ~ AC
Newly leaked classified documents show that the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, if it goes through as written, will dramatically expand the power of corporations to use closed-door tribunals to challengeand supersededomestic laws, including environmental, labor, and public health, and other protections.
The tribunals, made infamous under NAFTA, were exposed in the “Investment Chapter” from the TPP negotiations, which was released to the public by WikiLeaks on Wednesday. Continue reading
Orchestrating lawless secrecy, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, prevaricator extraordinaire, broke U.S. law and compromised national security by diverting State Department records to Bill Clinton’s private and unsecured email server and by also exposing classified secrets to enemies of the United States. She didn’t want anyone in the government or the public to see her records, which she knew would contain damning evidence that would derail any successful run for the U.S. Presidency.
Although the Federal Records Act of 1950 makes it clear that all records received and generated by any employee of the federal government belong to the government, Hillary Clinton and her aides decided not to preserve her emails on State Department servers, during her four years as Secretary of State. They also performed their own review of these emails, in order to determine which ones to return and which ones to destroy, turning the law on its head and illegally destroying 33,000 emails. Continue reading
Yo Mick – I beat the lil’ punk within an inch of his worthless life.
It is an emperor has no clothes moment. The partisan mainstream media has failed to show the slightest curiosity about an improbably story peddled by one of the central figures of the last six years of politics. John Hinderaker of Powerline has been asking the questions about Harry Reid’s injuries and retirement from the Senate that a reasonably curious media should have been asking, but hasn’t because Reid is a Democrat.
I noted the injuries that Reid suffered on New Year’s Day, in Las Vegas: multiple broken bones around his right eye, damage to the right eye, severe facial bruising, broken ribs, and a concussion. Was all of this really the result of losing his balance because an elastic exercise band broke? That seems unlikely, to say the least. Continue reading
America will point to this juncture in history one day, and it will note that this was the critical moment when the Grand Fool, Barack Obama, and his Court Jester, John Kerry, failed to recognize the greatest threat to America and the world in the 21st century. Ignoring all sound reason and stark warnings from numerous U.S. and world leaders, such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 4th speech before Congress, they are proceeding with a bad agreement that does not prevent the growth and perfection of a broad Iranian nuclear weapons delivery system, and they are paving a path to nuclear weapons for the Revolutionary Guard and a rogue regime and state-sponsor of terrorism. Continue reading
The other day I mentioned in one of my articles that Senator Ted Cruz had made the statement that if elected he would try to repeal Obamacare. First of all I was wrong by saying that. What Senator Cruz had said was that he would sign legislation sent to him by Congress which repealed Obamacare. So the Senator was not stating that if elected he would bypass his Constitutional authority as president by unilaterally repealing a law. I just wanted to correct my misunderstanding of what the Senator stated.
See, I will admit when I’m wrong unlike many I know. But I’m not quite done yet.
You see, I overheard a couple people discussing/arguing, the constitutional legality of Obamacare. Guess my article might have got someone thinking after all. Anyhow, this one person was arguing that it is perfectly legal for the government to force someone to purchase health insurance. I didn’t want to say anything right then and there because an idea began to take shape and I wanted to see where it went before I opened my mouth without fully thinking it through.
But here is what I came up with… Continue reading
“Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.” ~ Victor Hugo
“Government corruption, overly complex legislation, bureaucratic inefficiency and over-educated academic idiots smother COMMON SENSE.” ~ Ron Ewart
Only men with the strongest resolve can resist and not be corrupted by the influence of importance and position. ~ Thomas Paine, in his book Common Sense, wrote this:
“Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions.”
Without honor in the people and in government, there can be no freedom. Position, perceived importance and the almost assured corruption that results there from, always poisons the well of honor if men are not, by nature, honorable. That brings us to the subject of this article.
In about one second you are going to think that the conservative author who has been writing the articles you have been reading for these last 10 years, has lost his mind. Not hardly! Continue reading
On March 18th Mr. Obama, (it still sickens my stomach to use President in the same sentence with his name), floated the idea of making voting mandatory for all citizens, saying it would change the political landscape in America. I’m sure it would. What mandatory voting WOULD do is ensure that there were more idiots voting than there are now, that’s what it would do.
I’m against this idea for many reasons, all of which I will explain. Continue reading