It Was The Drugs That Did it

Cruz was reportedly taking antidepressants.

Some of the side effects of antidepressants include aggression, agitation, changes in behavior, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts — and homicidal ideation.

Something I wrote in 2004.

It turns out that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in the United States. They are worth $46 billion a year to the pharmaceutical industry. You don’t suppose this fact has any thing to do with the pharmaceutical industries being in the forefront of the Drug Free America campaign do you? Of course not. They are just trying to keep you from being addicted to natural products at the cost of 1/10th of a cent per dose when they are more than willing to sell you an FDA and doctor approved, pharmacy sold product that will do the job for a dollar a dose. They have only your best interests at heart. Just ask their accountants.

It seems like we may need to be talking to their lawyers as well.

So was it the drugs? We don’t know for sure. But we have indications.

Update: 19 February 2018 0424z

Lew Rockwell has a list of mass shootings and the drugs involved.

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As sure as sunrise tomorrow, they will blame the guns

While I know it’s getting to be a broken record, I feel the need to repeat a brilliant insight from William S. Burroughs:

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it.

How true.

And how they must love psychopathic nitwits like Nikolas Cruz.

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Happy Valentines Day

Roses Are #FF0000
Violets Are #0000FF
All My Base
Are Belong To You.

Originally from a Front Page comment

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Me too busy!

Question.

Whatever happened to sexual freedom?

I don’t often agree with Bill Maher, but it seems he’s all but alone in the MSM, and frankly I’m surprised he’s still allowed on the air.

There are a few very brave women whose voices have been drowned out by a gigantic chorus of sexual repression, but almost everyone else is silent in the face of an emerging sexual police state.

Much as I’d love to return to the land of the free and the home of the brave, it seems we’re trapped in the land of the enslaved and the home of the cowards.

 

 

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Pathogens And Politics


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Mentioned in the video: PLOS One – Pathogens and Politics: Further Evidence That Parasite Prevalence Predicts Authoritarianism

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All Miracles Almost All The Time

The miracles happen near the end.


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Historical Knowledge Or Moral Character

The goal of the Marxists is to destroy the culture from within to put themselves in power. What they forget is that inner weakness invites external attack. Which means some one else will ultimately hold power. Or as the saying goes, “A revolution eats its own.”


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I Have Been Saying That For Over A Decade

I have the video set up to start at roughly the 13 minute mark. You need only watch it for about a minute to get the point.

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We Should Starve Them At Their Source

What to do about post-modernism (does post-modernism mean pre-agricultural?).

Here is a link to New Real Peer Review.

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Crazy Women

From the video: “There is nothing more dangerous than a weak man”.

And the corollary to that is: “There is nothing more dangerous than a crazy woman.”

We now have a collaboration of the two. It will be fatal.

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Jordan Peterson and Camille Paglia also make the point about men keeping civilization (the electricity, the cars, the water supply, the internet, etc.) going.

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Legislation

The purpose of the Legislature is to make criminals. When that exceeds rationality they run short of funds. We have more laws than we have money to enforce.

What a surprise.

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That Reminds Me

Angel Albert used to frequent my living room in Bezerkely back in the late 60s. He was waiting for G.G. Witch to get home. She lived a few blocks away.


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The Patriarchy Is Not Going Away


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300 million years of evolution will not be erased by a social campaign.

You want to fix things? You must pay the one thing that most people are very unwilling to pay. Attention.


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Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas!

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Cleaning up after asses

Perhaps my logic isn’t as good as it should be, but I’m having a bit of trouble understanding something, so I decided to share it here in the hope of summoning the collective mental processing power of the commenters.

In a local Ann Arbor park which is frequented by dog owners, someone — most likely an angry anti-dog person — created and printed out this scolding reminder directed at irresponsible dog owners:

TrumpDogShit_s

Whoever “posted” it went to a lot of trouble, for each one was reinforced by black construction paper, and put in a plastic sleeve. There were at least a dozen of them, and each one was rudely fastened to a tree, not by staples, but by ordinary construction nails driven right into the trees! So, I’m guessing that the dogshit hater was no tree lover, and certainly not motivated entirely out of concern for the natural environment. Not only do multiple posters like that ruin the natural beauty of the park, but driving nails into trees is not good for trees:

When hammering a nail into a tree, you penetrate the bark which opens the door to pathogenic fungi which may invade and damage or even kill the tree. If an insect bites a hole in the bark, that is also dangerous, but unless it is a borer, the wound is shallow and can be healed quickly. A fungal infection of a shallow wound may be counteracted by the tree, which forms chemicals to block the growth of the fungus. The actual nail may act as a syringe, inoculating pathogens deep into the tree. If the pathogenic fungus can reach the xylem, the water transporting canals, it may use these as elevator shafts for quickly invading the tree.

When you prune a tree, you cut a living branch. The wound may invite pathogenic fungi, but by making a clean cut with a saw (not a machete) near the base of the branch, you allow the tree to swiftly cover the wound with new tissue. It is important not to damage the main trunk, for example by sawing from the top and then let the branch fall down by its own weight, ripping the bark of the main trunk. An infection of the main trunk due to careless pruning or nails may kill or seriously distort the shape of the tree.

The metals of the actual nail may also affect the tree. When the nail corrodes, dissolved metals may toxify it. A tree in a weakened stage may die from other stress such as drought.

Infections may or may not happen due to the wound. The tree may very well overcome the nail and survive, but when the sign falls down, the secondary growth of the tree trunk will embed the nail inside the tree. If the nail does not corrode, somebody using a chainsaw in the future may hit the nail and have an unpleasant surprise.

Lovely. So the anonymous dogshit hater is doing harm to the environment — ostensibly for the purpose of helping the environment. As to whether the scolding message will have any positive effect, he or she has probably not stopped to consider that the sort of people who don’t pick up after their dogs are inherently irresponsible scofflaw types who give other dog owners (like yours truly) a bad name. Laws already require picking up after one’s dogs in city parks (or anywhere else), and these intractable people are not obeying them. I agree with the sentiment that they are in fact asses.

But since when would an ass heed an anonymous command not to be an ass?

That’s not my only logical problem. My attention was drawn to the silhouette. Donald Trump, no doubt about it. He’s got the no symbol circle around him, which means…. What? Is this a double message, unrelated to dogshit? Trump is bad and should be banned? And by the way pick up after your dog? Or is there some tie-in, as if to say if you don’t pick up after your dog, you are being like Trump? Might they think that because almost everyone in Ann Arbor hates Trump, comparing irresponsible dog owners to him will shame them into submission?

But just how valid is this comparison? There’s no way to make a logical connection between Trump and dogshit or between Trump and irresponsible dog owners, because Trump is not a dog owner, and is said not to like dogs.

William McKinley is the last president to not have a dog, though he had other pets.

But Trump’s legacy, other than the occasional dog-related insult, may exclude the beloved canines, after all.

“Donald was not a dog fan,” Ivana Trump wrote about her former husband in her memoir, Raising Trump. When she brought a poodle named Chappy into their home, Trump fought back. But Ivana’s love of dogs would not be quashed: “It’s me and Chappy or no one!” she told him. And he eventually acquiesced—but never seemed to grow all that fond of that poodle.

The feeling was mutual: When the president went near Ivana’s closet, “Chappy would bark at him territorially,” she wrote.

But for now, “There are no plans” to add a pet to the household, a White House spokesperson told CNN.

Got that? Trump does not like dogs, so for that reason alone it would follow that he doesn’t like dogshit. But in addition, the man is reported to be a germophobe — so much so that he doesn’t even like shaking hands. Simple logic would dictate that a man like that would absolutely loathe dog feces.

Which means that he almost certainly shares the same sentiment as whoever is putting up those posters.

So, in the interest of more complete accuracy, I offer this accurately cleaned up version of the poster.

TrumpDogShit_sR

That will be at least as effective, right?

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Fake wars help real wars

With the train derailment pushed to the back burner, much is being made on Fox News of “the secret backstory” of how Obama helped Hezbollah. Naturally, the DEA drug warriors are being spun as patriotic heroes:

The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.

Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies.

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The statute allowed DEA agents to operate virtually anywhere, without permission required from other U.S. agencies. All they needed to do was connect drug suspects to terrorism, and they could arrest them, haul them back to the United States and flip them in an effort to penetrate “the highest levels of the world’s most significant and notorious criminal organizations,” as then-Special Operations chief Maltz told Congress in November 2011.

As they crunched the massive amounts of intel streaming into the DEA’s Counter Narco-Terrorism Operations Center in Chantilly, Virginia, the agents on Operation Titan
Operation Titan, Perseus and the other cases began to connect the dots and map the contours of one overarching criminal enterprise.

I agree that it is appalling the way Obama swept Hezbollah and terrorism under the rug.

The problem I have is with the DEA. It is an inherently corrupt outfit, dedicated to ruining lives and killing or imprisoning people over victimless consensual activity, and I distrust what they say.

What is especially terrible (and which always goes unnoticed) is that the Drug War provides a perfect economic opportunity for terrorists.

What will also be ignored (and missed entirely by emotional people) is that Hezbollah has also been funded by such things as smuggling cigarettes. So has ISIS.

Our insane laws create huge economic opportunities, and instead of recognizing this simple reality, clueless people are being systematically conditioned to blame “DRUGS!”

Nothing new here. Nothing I could say will change the way people think, and I am so tired of it all that I could scream blog.

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Train derailment is easy!

Too easy. 

Any blacksmith, welder, or tinkerer could easily make one of these:

Terrorists are being taught how to do it.

This is not to say that this is what happened in Washington earlier today, but I see no easy way to prevent it from happening.

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Unwanted resuscitation?

Enjoying my death? Not quite yet. Although, the thought had crossed my mind in the context of Roy Moore… I have to say that no one else could have gotten me off my ass to write an actual blog post — much less three… So perhaps I should thank the son of a bitch.

As an issue right now, death couldn’t suck more. Especially because I’d miss out on what is called “news.” Today it’s Omarosa on CNN and Comey on Fox. Unlike when I was a kid, today there is no longer agreement on what it is that constitutes news. Only competing conspiracy theories narratives.

I might argue that this used to be a wonderful country, but whatever.

 

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A lose-lose no matter what?

If Roy Moore wins tonight (which I think he will), Trump loses.

And, if Roy Moore loses, Trump also loses.

That’s the price of deliberately shackling himself to such a nutcase.

UPDATE: Wow. Much as I hate to say it, I think congratulations — of a perverse sort, obviously — are in order for Roy Moore! He actually managed to lose to a Democrat in Alabama, which is quite an accomplishment.

While there’s probably a lesson in this for the Republicans (who could easily have won this race), I doubt they will learn it. I for one have been sick to death of being inundated with an unending stream of the man’s smarmy and sanctimonious fund-raising emails, which I have been humiliated to receive (and which damned near caused me to donate to his opponent).

Never have I been more glad to be a libertarian.

May the spirit of Andrew Breitbart help push Steve Bannon into a well-deserved grave.

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