We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
... it ought to outrage taxpayers that the government’s crop “insurance” program — originally intended as a safety net for family farms — is going to pay out $10 billion this year to these same hugely successful corn growers. Largely because of the success of the harvest, corn prices per bushel have declined, thus triggering automatic payments.
Hacks being hacks.
No doubt the thought police would have preferred to speak German and live under National Socialism.
I have a high disdain for the gas bags that project the contemporary ethos and their own myopic and faux avant garde preoccupations on the people of the past, as if the past’s world view and their concerns must be and ought to be the same as our’s today. I don’t have a problem with critical examination, but it doesn’t ever seem to be with honesty and fairness.
"UN accuses American police of torture and killing unarmed black youths"
The simple truth is that any intelligent person that was paying attention to Ferguson knew within a couple of days that this all happened pretty much as the grand jury evidence has shown. The myth, the lies benefits a group of people; people trying to extort power and money from the hard working people of this country. That is what this is all about; using this trumped up story to steal power and money from someone else. The UN knows better then to believe the meme of Ferguson. This isn't a naive or honest mistake. This is the UN trying to steal power from their number one enemy in this world; the U.S. If they can push the U.S. into a backseat and at the same time shame them into fundng the UN's worldwide Mafia it is a win/win for them. Do not forget for even a second that everyone pushing the Ferguson meme is trying to take your power and your money. These gangs interfering in the parade or black Friday shoppers aren't mourning Michael Brown they are expoliting Michael Brown. No one gives a shit about the late Mr. Brown except "maybe" his mother (however her actions seem to imply she is more interested in the money and fame too). Every time you hear anyone exploiting the "oppressed blacks" meme just put your hand on your wallet and get away from them.