A New Year's Message From Turd

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Mon, Jan 2, 2012 - 3:12pm

Lots to say yet so little time. How about another brief video, instead?

I had hoped to post this all in one video but youtube was driving me crazy. So here you go, in two parts.

The Turd Speaks 1/2/12 (pt. 1)
The Turd Speaks 1/2/12 (Pt. 2)

Now, as you've probably figured out, I'm pretty worked up about this NDAA. If you're interested in learning more about the threat to your constitutional liberties, please take time to watch this video series of The Judge. This is well worth your time. (Thanks to Ron for providing.)

Andrew Napolitano at FFF Conference, Part 1 of 4
Andrew Napolitano at FFF Conference, Part 2 of 4
Andrew Napolitano at FFF Conference, Part 3 of 4
Andrew Napolitano at FFF Conference, Part 4 of 4

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Hold over
Jan 2, 2012 - 8:55pm

Stephen moly xyz...alphabet s

Stephen moly xyz...alphabet soup is awesome. I love his stuff. So is Napolitano .

Just remember, everything Adolph Hitler did was legal under German law too.

The militarization of the police ,the expansion of the prison system., the passing of otherwise unconstitutional laws , the gradual Federalization of the National Guard, are not coincidental ,nor independent of one another. There is a reason

cpnscarlet
Jan 2, 2012 - 8:55pm

@DPH - I watched through the

@DPH - I watched through the whole video series you've been slowly posting. It is a fascinating lecture, but I cannot see anything here that doesn't point to several internal inconsistencies. Don't get me wrong, there are many good and valid ideas presented in the series. However, there is a base of reasoning that is built on an idealistic foundation that is sand.

The main inconsistency is that the author argues for well-educated people who can question authority through the use of the trivium, who can them liberate themselves from the current system. However, he equally questions a strict educational demand that students repeat rigidly what they have been taught. But the basis of classical education is that an undisciplined mind must be molded into a thinking machine. There is a time and place for yielding to authority and learning what MUST be learned to get on to the path of logical thought. Although I'm not arguing that our current educational paradigms satisfy those needs.

The author's problems arises IMHO from a "We are all born good" assumption. This is patently absurd. Left to our own devices from the cradle, we revert to a natural state that is brutish and devoid of higher cognitive skills. We are born "bad" and must be disciplined in an education of the trivium (as well as ethics - grammar, logic, and rhetoric alone is insufficient) to get to the "higher self" he dreams of. The author is a humanist, a man who gives no regard to the inescapable conclusion that we are created beings with a currently defective, fallen nature. His idealism leads him to some correct conclusions, but his methods of getting to those conclusions are flawed.

Velocity Ferd Torgerson
Jan 2, 2012 - 8:56pm

@ Ferd Torgerson

And believe me the IRS are depending on your fear and compliance

because the IRS know they are the few and the people are the many (the IRS are massively out-numbered so the parasites/societal thieves have to play mind games)

but while they can scatter the sheep so easily, you're totally hed-fuked for example, they can sit on their fat arses and smoke cigars while living off other peoples backs (nice job if you can get it)

Keep sponsoring the State thugs mate, i'm sure they won't come for you

johnboatcat
Jan 2, 2012 - 8:57pm

Shill - Your statement below seems rational

but just is not true.

"Most US citizens pay no tax at all, and receive refunds."

If you start counting taxes from the bottom up, like sales, gas, heating oil, phones, license fees etc, instead of the top down like income you will quickly see that the people of whom you speak pay a greater percentage of their income in taxes/fees than do most middle class earners.

The fees that are placed on everything they use are just hidden taxes. The concept that the lower income Americans pay no taxes is a fallacy.

Shill
Jan 2, 2012 - 8:57pm

Soap on the rope...Getting

Soap on the rope...

Getting it up the ass...ask Wesley snipes he will tell you how it feels.

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/25/business/25snipes.html

kingboo
Jan 2, 2012 - 8:58pm

hey Velocity

it's a govt sponsored policy......not the peoples policy, and dont give me that crap that "we" voted them in........they have manipulated every aspect of voting as long as i've been alive. American citizens have no clue what their govt sponsors abroad......because we are constantly lied to.

Drifter
Jan 2, 2012 - 8:59pm

Ferd

you got some esplaining to do

Velocity
Jan 2, 2012 - 9:01pm

@ Shill

well while you continue to support State terror in foreign lands you can expect to be dumb enough to sponsor your own suppression, by the very same thug of an institution (the US Govt)

Master Turd posted a very poignent piece about Nazi Germany, where group after group was taken out and people stood by and said nothing... until THEY were next... and had nobody left to stand up for 'their rights'

Sounds like you continuing to pay your taxes (which pays the wages of these Govt thugs)

Americans have had 2 illegal wars going on for a decade now and 99% of you have done nothing more than babble about it ...now the same Govt and murderous deranged minds are coming for you.. your response is 'duck' and keep sponsoring it

Drifter
Jan 2, 2012 - 9:03pm

just tryin' to lighten it up around here

besides, Shill was crude enough to spell it out already

Shill
Jan 2, 2012 - 9:04pm

We were not taking day to day

We were not talking day to day taxes here John ( pathetic I know ), more like what I assume to be Income Taxes...as what I have gained from the conversation. Everyone I talk to receives refunds at the end of the year and pay no income taxes.

I should have been more detailed in my comment.

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