my unalienable right to discriminate

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Each and every human being on Planet Earth has today and always has had an unalienable right from the Creator or Nature’s God to either be a racist or discriminate or both. The unalienable right to liberty (the right to do whatever the heck you want . . . just as long as not infringing on another’s like right in the process) is why.

I discriminated against every man on Planet Earth when dating and mating. I discriminate regularly against drunks, the morbidly-obese, and people who don’t bathe regularly when inviting guests to our home. I discriminate against guys who cannot stay off the cellphones when playing golf, and against persons with tats and piercings when hiring. My choice. Period.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 notwithstanding – since each is a violation of unalienable rights and, thus, unconstitutional, regardless of what the Supremes believe – can, but MAY NOT make it anyone’s right to enter my home, enter my business, be employed by me, have me bake a cake for their wedding, be paid in my employ a penny more than I freely choose.

Just so far in 2014 there have been more than three-thousand suits filed against small businesses like, say, a hotdog stand in federal courts charging failure to accommodate the disabled. If I want to open a hotdog stand on the fifth floor of a building where customers have to rope-climb to get served, that is my unalienable right. I might have so few customers that I go belly-up, but that was my choice and is my problem.

No one – not a sole soul – has any right to what others own or produce, none. Not water, not groceries, not shelter, not transportation, not a job, not a “living wage”, certainly not “healthcare”. Each of us has a right to PURSUE happiness, but not to have it delivered.

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the ebola virus and government

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What are the lawful roles of local, state, and our U.S. Government vis-à-vis the ebola virus and those infected with it?

To deal with the question we must first understand that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and its CDC (Center for Disease Control) created by Congress are unlawful. There is no enumerated power in the Constitution for Congress to have created them. Further, we must also understand that each human being comes to Planet Earth sovereign, so subject to no other without explicit permission, and endowed with the unalienable right to liberty, so to do whatever the heck he or she wants . . . just as long as not infringing on others’ like rights in the process.

Any proscription of individual liberty by government at any level (Reference the 10th and 14th amendments) must first pass the constitutional “necessary AND proper” (my emphasis added) test. The law prohibiting anyone from “yelling fire in a crowded theater” – not saying or whispering, not yelling “smoke”, not yelling in a stadium or park – is example.

And at is founding the U.S. Government was specifically and explicitly charged with collectively protecting and defending the life, liberty and property of Americans against enemies foreign and domestic by We the People, each already possessing the individual right to self-defense of our rights.

The Constitution offers two avenues of binding power: acts of Congress and acts of the courts.  Administrative law – as in from the executive branch – is unlawful.  It is so because the executive branch isn’t authorized by the Constitution to make laws.  Only congress has authority to do that, and then only pursuant to what’s necessary execute the 18 enumerated powers of Article 1 Section 8.  Defense and General Welfare are statement of purpose, not enumerated powers.

Health is nowhere in the 18 enumerated powers.  Human services ditto.  Disease control ditto.  Health & Human Services (the Department) along with the CDC, et al, are subsidiarity undone.  Individual sovereignty undone.  It is return to the power of kings and dictators.  It is the antithesis of America and what made it great.  It is lust by nonangels in government for power.

 

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America’s demise

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Since at least 1492 self-interested and self-motivated people and entrepreneurs have sailed the ocean blue to America, the land of liberty, the shining city on a hill, home of the American Dream . . . until now. We’ve never read about Americans risking death rowing to Cuba, but even with the recent influx of illegal across our border with Mexico, there has for more than a year now been more traffic crossing that border southbound than northbound.

The U.S. Government is at war with individuals who are renouncing their U.S. citizenship to live, work, and be taxed elsewhere. That Government is also at war with corporations using the remaining legal tool of “inversion” to relocate and repatriate elsewhere so that they can better compete in what is a global marketplace. Nowhere on Planet Earth are corporations more negatively-impacted cost-wise by taxation and regulation.

While news media are filled with the story of illegals coming in, the bigger story is the Government’s executive branch regulatory bureaucrats changing rules to keep those attempting to flee in. I’m reminded of Ronald Reagan’s point that he didn’t leave the Democrat Party; it left him. These fleeing individuals and corporations believe that they’re not leaving America, but rather that America left them.

U.S. laws and regulations are so onerous today that any individual and any business is vulnerable to prosecution at least three times daily, this while the Government’s eyes and ears know minute-by-minute what and where and with whom you do anything or say anything. The most-regulated industry in America is banking and financial services. Two iterations of Dodd-Frank make it illegal for firms to first, fail to keep absolute privacy for its clients, and second, to fail to fully-disclose to regulators any and all information regarding its clients. In addition to prison time, the federal fine for each failure – so each client – in both cases is, I think, $65,000. In other words, federal regulators can and may bankrupt any bank at any minute of any day of any week of any month of any year . . . and every banker knows that.

Unless you own and drive a really-old car, the Government can remotely take control of your car’s electronics and slam it into the big tree of its choice or off the bridge or cliff of its choosing. I guess that’s its answer if and when the jails, prisons, and FEMA camps all get filled. We’ve all read about and heard about the IRS targeting individuals and groups opposing this Government’s total annihilation of liberty, and the same by Eric Holder and Justice, and by the EPA and other alphabet agencies. Even congressmen and senators must be wary. No legislator has come out publicly in opposition to the new “inversion” rules.

What was brilliant and special about America – land of the free and home of the brave – what made for American exceptionalism, was that for the first time in human history a nation was established upside-down, with subsidiarity, with individual sovereignty supreme, with individual rights inherent, with government strictly-limited and with little controlled at the national level and all else left to the states, locales, and to the People. What took but a mere 225 years was the total reversal of subsidiarity. Now the U.S. Government tightly controls all aspects of states along with the People, and even local police are outfitted with military weaponry not to protect people from, say, ISIS, but to protect the Government from the “real terrorists”, We the People.

If you think it’s time for a second revolution, I caution you to consider how different this Government today is vis-à-vis its power and force versus the British Crown of the 18th century. This Government can and probably would step on We the People like a bug. Tango uniform (toes up), DRT (dead right there), having assumed room temperature is today’s America. Learn Mandarin, study Eastern culture.

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Is climate change as dangerous as ISIS?

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Is global climate changing? Yes. Has been for millennia. Are humans and their activities – in particular, burning of fossil fuels – impacting global climate? Yes.

Can scientists accurately and precisely measure said changing? No, not even close. Using their models – models based on assumptions regarding reality – can scientists accurately and precisely predict long-range changes to our climate? Heck no. Can your meteorologists give you confidence about next weekend? That’s the stuff of classic humor.

Among scientists who buy into the so-called “concensus” vis-à-vis global warming – overlooking that measurement stations were intentionally placed contrary to the rules by NOAA, that to inflate temperature readings, overlooking that monthly data were intentionally and with malice-aforethought misrecorded, overlooking that model projections were recorded rather than actual readings submitted – they say that global average temperatures over the last century increased by 1.4 degrees Farenheit. Meanwhile, the UN’s compilation of the models employed over that time show variations three times as large as the 1.4 degrees to include both larger increases than the 1.4, and minus or cooling numbers as well.

Further in at least four decades of the last century climate cooled though CO2 gas emissions rose or vice versa. Let’s say, folks, using my cocktail hour mental model, that over the next century human activity results in a 1.4 degree Farenheit increase while the other 99% of influencers result in a 3.2 degree cooling, so a net cooling of 1.8 degrees Farenheit. And let’s say that human life on Planet Earth continues apace. Should climate scientists then be more or less worried?  What is ideal average global temperature?

Should the successor to the successor etc., etc. of Secretary of State John Kerry spew even sillier nonsense? Should marchers in cities around the globe carrying banners and yelling nonsequitur while spilling garbage by the tons precede another UN initiative?

Dr. Steven Koonin says, “Any serious discussion of the changing climate must begin by acknowledging not only the scientific certainties but also the uncertainties, especially in projecting the future. Recognizing those limits, rather than ignoring them, will lead to a more sober and ultimately more productive discussion of climate change and climate policies. To do otherwise is a great disservice to climate science itself.” (Dr. Koonin was undersecretary for science in the Energy Department during President Barack Obama’s first term and is currently director of the Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University.)

thedrpete says that “global warming”, “impending ice age”, “climate change”, and “climate uncertainty” are all progressive hoaxes perpetrated to stop what they consider the theft of capitalism. The United Nations champions “climate change” for the same reason as anything else it does, to get American money to fund UN projects around the world. It’s always been immense fun to spend money . . . other people’s money.

The marchers are a combination of dupes and people paid to march, all bussed in at others’ expense. The members of Green Peace, Sierra Club and their ilk are true believers in a world which never experienced the Industrial Revolution.

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Domestic violence

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So USA Soccer has a problem as well.  Never mind the NFL. Domestic violence.  The perp?  Some married guy?  Some unmarried philanderer guy?  No, U.S.  National Women’s Soccer goalie, Hope Solo.  Ooooooops.  Surprised?  You shouldn’t be.

76% of domestic relationships are nonviolent, 24% violent. Of the 24% half have been reciprocal abuse, half not.

Of the 12% of relationships wherein one of the partners is the abuser, while the other is not (so nonreciprocal) 71% of the abusers are women. Is it beyond time to get beyond the NFL stories and the Ray Rice video, and actually have adult conversation?

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Can you fix stupid?

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So, with a quick morning scan of news stories on Labor Day morning, I seestrikers2 http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/fast-food-workers-plan-acts-of-peaceful-civil-disobedience/2014/09/01/acf4f38e-3228-11e4-a723-fa3895a25d02_story.html?tid=pm_business_pop a piece about quick-service restaurant workers demanding a raise in the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Then, I hear a snippet of President Barack Obama at a rally both speaking of obama6blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants and suggesting that if he were a foodservice worker, he’d join a union to secure higher wages and job protections.

Finally, I read and contemplate http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-02/softbank-to-sell-robot-in-u-s-stores-within-12-months.html a robot named “Pepper” which could replace 90 million jobs with 30 million Peppers, each selling for about $1,900. Just FYI, Pepper can ask “Do you want fries with that?”Pepper

Three takeaways for me: (1) Be careful what you ask for. (2) Behaviors have consequences. (3) You can’t fix stupid.

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California Crazies

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So-called “environmentalists” are equally smug and stupid. They require special health insurance which provides orthopedic care for injuries sustained while patting their own backs. how-smart-is-the-smart-car-imageThey drive Smart cars with smug facial expressions because they are more-righteous than you.

They enter grocery stores carrying their cotton reusable shopping bags cotton bag proudlywhile looking down their noses at you if you’re not carrying a bag in because they know you’re gonna make that “paper or plastic” choice, thus ending Planet Earth. California is as we speak proceeding to follow in SanFran’s footsteps – as opposed to tire tracks – in banning both paper and plastic.

Reality – facts are such pesky things – is that in descending order of eco-friendliness plastic bags are five times better than paper and forty timesplastic bags better than cloth reusables. All three ultimately end up in a landfill. Cloth on average are used forty-two times before disposal. They’d have to be reused more than one hundred times to be even competitive.papwer bags Paper bags have more than five times the mass of their plastic counterparts.

If you reuse, even just once, your plastic bag, say, lining a trash can, even, say, in your car, you’ve now outdone the eco-friendliness of the paper bag by ten times and the cloth by seven-dozen times. Oh, and I’ve not even hinted until now at the cross-contamination ills of the cloth reusable. Between shopping trips those bags are viral and bacterial wonder-generators, and a growing major producer of e-coli.

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