Friday, July 17, 2009

That Pretty Much Sums It Up

“The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

- Thomas Jefferson in letter to Treasury Secretary Gallatin (1802)

At the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a Mrs. Powel anxiously awaited the results, and as Benjamin Franklin emerged from the long task now finished, asked him directly: "Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" "A republic if you can keep it" responded Franklin.

The experiment has failed.
I mourn, but mostly I feel guilty regarding how we have failed future and younger generations.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Exploding Frogs?

With apologies to the French, but I couldn't resist using that headline. Think of the google hits!!

That said; how about this headline?

French workers threaten to blow up factory

PARIS, July 12 (Reuters) - Workers at collapsed French car parts maker New Fabris threatened on Sunday to blow up their factory if they did not receive payouts by July 31 from auto groups Renault and Peugeot to compensate for their lost jobs.

Pretty hardcore. But then there's this -

"The bottles of gas have already been placed at various parts of the factory and are connected with each other," CGT trades union official Guy Eyermann told France Info radio.
That's right, it's not a few "rogue workers", it's an official union negotiating tactic. Hear that Gettlfinger?

Police also declined to comment on the threat by the workers, who are occupying the New Fabris factory at Chatellerault, near Poitiers in central France.
Occupying? Stolen right out of the German playbook!! Sohn von a Weibchen!

Some French workers have adopted militant tactics in the economic crisis, including "bossnappings" where managers have been held hostage in their offices.
In all fairness though, they had a CEO who ran the company into the ground, all the way into bankruptcy, and then left with $22 million dollars... oh wait. I'm thinking of some other car company. Heh.

At least they're not in India, eh?

Gradiano Company CEO Beaten To Death By Dismissed Employees In Noida, India

Today the CEO led management was trying to negotiate a deal with the labor representatives of the fired employees. The meeting turned ugly and violent. The fired employees broke all rules of negotiation and beat the CEO Chaudhury to death.
Kind of makes the UAW look like pussycats.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Pretty Cool

I let the dogs out back and saw a bald eagle take off from my pond into my north treeline.
I hope he builds a nest in my trees. That would be neat, and maybe it would qualify me for some sweet government cash for watching its back or something!!

I wonder what they taste like...?
(Just kidding, lighten up!)

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Some brief thoughts for you on this day:

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it
is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. - George Washington

When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it
spreads. - Ron Paul

"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too
many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." -- Thomas
Jefferson

“But whether the resistance against government tyrants is non-violent or
physically violent, the effort to overthrow state oppression qualifies as true patriotism.” - Ron Paul

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car
keys to teenage boys."
P.J. O'Rourke

Keep 'em clean, boys. And keep your powder dry.

Oh yeah, and a Happy Secession Day to you!