Thursday, June 9, 2011

What I Think: Rick Scott and Drug Tests

As a  general rule, I tend to oppose state power.  Therefore, I'm opposed to expansions of that power.  Don't get me wrong, I am paradoxically a nationalist and an anarchist.  For me, the nation is made up of the  people and their shared ideals.  In that sense, the United States is the most liberated place you can live.  You can say or write or express anything here, and that's largely because the people believe in unfettered freedom.  I love my nation and despise the state.  

 

I do distinguish between the United States and Europe because I don't agree with Europe.  I think a single currency is a bad idea, precisely because it prevents a people from having the self-determination to adjust their currency to account for imbalances in trade or debt.  A nation and its currency in the present world economy are interlinked, for fiat currency is the weapon every state uses to address economic aggression from other states.  

 

Take the Greek bailout package, which is in truth a bailout package for France and Germany, because the aid is conditioned upon the Greek state making good on its arms purchase agreements with both of the latter states.  At this present time, what the Greek government needs more arms for is beyond comprehension, especially since it's effectively insolvent and will continue to be insolvent no matter how much money you throw at it.  The problem isn't credit; it's a failure to collect revenues from its citizens for services rendered.  Cheating on your taxes is a national tradition in Greece, and as a result, the Greek state is failing.  The Greek state financed its indulgence of tax cheats with massive borrowing, and then covered it all up with derivatives designed to forward the deficits to some future date.  

 

I don't like fiat currencies or central banks as a matter of principle, but I don't live in a principled world.  I live in the real world, and my principles don't prevent me from seeing things as they are.  There are many other things I don't like about Europe, including the fact that you can be arrested and tried as a criminal for expressing unpopular or uncouth viewpoints.  I don't like John Galliano, but I don't think he's a criminal for drunkenly espousing his love of Hitler to a few people who baited him.  I just think he's an asshole.  

 

I don't particularly like the idea of paying 50% tax, or dealing with a surveillance state that's completely Orwellian.  America it is.  Most of the people here are decent, and abhor things like genital mutilation, child sexual trafficking, and child marriage.  They don't support torture, or the bombing of civilians, or throwing someone in jail over marijuana for a longer stretch than, say, someone who assaulted or sexually molested another human being.  They don't tend to think that it's any of the government's business who they marry or why, so long as the other party is a consenting adult.  If only we had a representative government here!  Unfortunately, we don't.  

 

Which brings me to my latest example of Big Dumb Government, down in the state where I used to teach high school English: Florida.  Governor Rick Scott is ensuring that his time in office will be limited to one term by unilaterally selling off state assets, steamrolling a perplexed legislature in the process, and just generally acting like a major dick with no regard for any limitations upon his office.  Rick Scott does what he wants, when he wants, and to hell with what anyone thinks about it.  

 

After saving the average Florida homeowner a mere $44.72 by cutting average teacher salaries $2,335, Rick is now on to his next coup de grace: drug-testing applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.  Apparently, applying for assistance is probable cause.  Now, never mind the fact that Rick Scott and his pals in the Florida legislature are wasting the time and resources of Florida taxpayers by passing the legislation, because it is going to be challenged and summarily overturned in the courts, just consider for a moment that an purported advocate of limited government wants you to pee in a cup to receive the benefits you paid for back when you were an employed taxpayer.  

 

Maybe we can expand this program to Florida's seniors who are on Medicare.  How about drug testing schoolchildren the moment they register for school each and every year?  I know, we'll require a drug test for a driver's license or a state-issued I.D. Perhaps we can require drug testing for those apply for fishing licenses.  No? Why is that? We don't want stoned fisherman toting around rod and reels, do we? After all, those hooks are sharp!  What about your five year old pissing into a cup to enter kindergarten?  

 

Now, that would never happen, because you aren't poor, or at least you aren't as poor as those deadbeats who have to go apply for TANF.  We all know that those people are more prone to use drugs.  We should take a proactive stance and test them up front, even if they look sober.  

 

Before you go excoriating me or singing my praises, I'd like to stipulate my own personal beliefs on welfare: it ought to be eliminated entirely.  So you liberals don't have any reason to think I'm on your side, and you conservatives can grudgingly hold your fire.  Or don't.  I don't really care either way.  

 

Then again, I recognize why we have to have welfare in this country: we tolerate a litany of abuses by corporations and businesses who manage to drive this country into periodic recessions every five years or so like clockwork.  Since the founding of the Federal Reserve, an institution established to promote full employment and the prevention of economic downturns, we've had 20 recessions and one Great Depression, for a total of 21 economic downturns.  We're still waiting on that full employment, but the one thing the Federal Reserve is good for is printing up blizzards of money to cover up downturns, which are usually the result of stunning fraud in our markets and financial institutions.  

 

If you owned a dollar in 1980, and held it in your hand till the present day, when you opened your hand, that dollar would be around 35 cents.  That's why we have welfare.  The minimum wage is irrelevant, because the only time it rises is to cover the systematic devaluation of the dollar and the reduction of its purchasing power.  We don't test Wall Street bankers and traders for drugs before we allow them to fuck our markets up, but given the trillions of market capitalization they destroyed and the fact that their job requires a state license, perhaps we should test those bastards before we give them a license to trade securities or anything else.  If we did, you'd find that most of Wall Street runs on cocaine, which explains a lot about our economy and its behavior over the past 30 years.  

 

Welfare and the minimum wage are the mere scraps from the table.  If you had a currency with a constant value, combined with the productivity gains our economy is capable of over time, we'd have lifted millions of working poor into the middle class since 1980.   But because our government and our central bank chose to cover the losses of cocaine-addled bankers and traders, we have one out of every six Americans on some form of federal assistance, 18% real unemployment, and federal assistance is rising as a share of overall national income.  

 

The cost of TARP on its face was $700 billion. Between the backdoor loans, bailouts, and giveaways through the Federal Reserve and various government agencies, the total amount of the bailout was $23.7 trillion.  TANF is less than 1% of the federal budget, and comes in at a stunning $17.059 billion a year.  You're goddamned right we shouldn't be subsidizing drug use, and I fully recommend testing every licensed trader of securities and every applicant to a major financial services firm on and off Wall Street for drugs on a regular and random basis.  I just think we need to target the guys who can and do do the most damage.  

 

Even if you like the idea of being tough on welfare applicants, this a one dollar solution for a dime's worth of problem.  I live in a real world, and while I hold to my principles, I resent that Rick Scott's idiotic principles are seen as commonsense and practical rather than what they actually are: bullying, pandering venality designed to appeal to the worst in all of us while getting us to betray our core ideals on small limited government so that we'll accept an expansion of that government's power to rummage through our lives.  Fuck Rick Scott, and fuck the state legislature of Florida.  I'm a true small-government advocate, and a man who can call a spade a spade.  Rick Scott is no friend of mine or any true small government libertarian or conservative.  He's an advocate an enabler of expanded state power and oversight of individuals, and he advocates for those two evils to pander, nothing more.  

 

I'm Jay Batman, and that's what I think.  

What I Think: Rick Scott and Drug Tests

As a  general rule, I tend to oppose state power.  Therefore, I'm opposed to expansions of that power.  Don't get me wrong, I am paradoxically a nationalist and an anarchist.  For me, the nation is made up of the  people and their shared ideals.  In that sense, the United States is the most liberated place you can live.  You can say or write or express anything here, and that's largely because the people believe in unfettered freedom.  I love my nation and despise the state.  

 

I do distinguish between the United States and Europe because I don't agree with Europe.  I think a single currency is a bad idea, precisely because it prevents a people from having the self-determination to adjust their currency to account for imbalances in trade or debt.  A nation and its currency in the present world economy are interlinked, for fiat currency is the weapon every state uses to address economic aggression from other states.  

 

Take the Greek bailout package, which is in truth a bailout package for France and Germany, because the aid is conditioned upon the Greek state making good on its arms purchase agreements with both of the latter states.  At this present time, what the Greek government needs more arms for is beyond comprehension, especially since it's effectively insolvent and will continue to be insolvent no matter how much money you throw at it.  The problem isn't credit; it's a failure to collect revenues from its citizens for services rendered.  Cheating on your taxes is a national tradition in Greece, and as a result, the Greek state is failing.  The Greek state financed its indulgence of tax cheats with massive borrowing, and then covered it all up with derivatives designed to forward the deficits to some future date.  

 

I don't like fiat currencies or central banks as a matter of principle, but I don't live in a principled world.  I live in the real world, and my principles don't prevent me from seeing things as they are.  There are many other things I don't like about Europe, including the fact that you can be arrested and tried as a criminal for expressing unpopular or uncouth viewpoints.  I don't like John Galliano, but I don't think he's a criminal for drunkenly espousing his love of Hitler to a few people who baited him.  I just think he's an asshole.  

 

I don't particularly like the idea of paying 50% tax, or dealing with a surveillance state that's completely Orwellian.  America it is.  Most of the people here are decent, and abhor things like genital mutilation, child sexual trafficking, and child marriage.  They don't support torture, or the bombing of civilians, or throwing someone in jail over marijuana for a longer stretch than, say, someone who assaulted or sexually molested another human being.  They don't tend to think that it's any of the government's business who they marry or why, so long as the other party is a consenting adult.  If only we had a representative government here!  Unfortunately, we don't.  

 

Which brings me to my latest example of Big Dumb Government, down in the state where I used to teach high school English: Florida.  Governor Rick Scott is ensuring that his time in office will be limited to one term by unilaterally selling off state assets, steamrolling a perplexed legislature in the process, and just generally acting like a major dick with no regard for any limitations upon his office.  Rick Scott does what he wants, when he wants, and to hell with what anyone thinks about it.  

 

After saving the average Florida homeowner a mere $44.72 by cutting average teacher salaries $2,335, Rick is now on to his next coup de grace: drug-testing applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.  Apparently, applying for assistance is probable cause.  Now, never mind the fact that Rick Scott and his pals in the Florida legislature are wasting the time and resources of Florida taxpayers by passing the legislation, because it is going to be challenged and summarily overturned in the courts, just consider for a moment that an purported advocate of limited government wants you to pee in a cup to receive the benefits you paid for back when you were an employed taxpayer.  

 

Maybe we can expand this program to Florida's seniors who are on Medicare.  How about drug testing schoolchildren the moment they register for school each and every year?  I know, we'll require a drug test for a driver's license or a state-issued I.D. Perhaps we can require drug testing for those apply for fishing licenses.  No? Why is that? We don't want stoned fisherman toting around rod and reels, do we? After all, those hooks are sharp!  What about your five year old pissing into a cup to enter kindergarten?  

 

Now, that would never happen, because you aren't poor, or at least you aren't as poor as those deadbeats who have to go apply for TANF.  We all know that those people are more prone to use drugs.  We should take a proactive stance and test them up front, even if they look sober.  

 

Before you go excoriating me or singing my praises, I'd like to stipulate my own personal beliefs on welfare: it ought to be eliminated entirely.  So you liberals don't have any reason to think I'm on your side, and you conservatives can grudgingly hold your fire.  Or don't.  I don't really care either way.  

 

Then again, I recognize why we have to have welfare in this country: we tolerate a litany of abuses by corporations and businesses who manage to drive this country into periodic recessions every five years or so like clockwork.  Since the founding of the Federal Reserve, an institution established to promote full employment and the prevention of economic downturns, we've had 20 recessions and one Great Depression, for a total of 21 economic downturns.  We're still waiting on that full employment, but the one thing the Federal Reserve is good for is printing up blizzards of money to cover up downturns, which are usually the result of stunning fraud in our markets and financial institutions.  

 

If you owned a dollar in 1980, and held it in your hand till the present day, when you opened your hand, that dollar would be around 35 cents.  That's why we have welfare.  The minimum wage is irrelevant, because the only time it rises is to cover the systematic devaluation of the dollar and the reduction of its purchasing power.  We don't test Wall Street bankers and traders for drugs before we allow them to fuck our markets up, but given the trillions of market capitalization they destroyed and the fact that their job requires a state license, perhaps we should test those bastards before we give them a license to trade securities or anything else.  If we did, you'd find that most of Wall Street runs on cocaine, which explains a lot about our economy and its behavior over the past 30 years.  

 

Welfare and the minimum wage are the mere scraps from the table.  If you had a currency with a constant value, combined with the productivity gains our economy is capable of over time, we'd have lifted millions of working poor into the middle class since 1980.   But because our government and our central bank chose to cover the losses of cocaine-addled bankers and traders, we have one out of every six Americans on some form of federal assistance, 18% real unemployment, and federal assistance is rising as a share of overall national income.  

 

The cost of TARP on its face was $700 billion. Between the backdoor loans, bailouts, and giveaways through the Federal Reserve and various government agencies, the total amount of the bailout was $23.7 trillion.  TANF is less than 1% of the federal budget, and comes in at a stunning $17.059 billion a year.  You're goddamned right we shouldn't be subsidizing drug use, and I fully recommend testing every licensed trader of securities and every applicant to a major financial services firm on and off Wall Street for drugs on a regular and random basis.  I just think we need to target the guys who can and do do the most damage.  

 

Even if you like the idea of being tough on welfare applicants, this a one dollar solution for a dime's worth of problem.  I live in a real world, and while I hold to my principles, I resent that Rick Scott's idiotic principles are seen as commonsense and practical rather than what they actually are: bullying, pandering venality designed to appeal to the worst in all of us while getting us to betray our core ideals on small limited government so that we'll accept an expansion of that government's power to rummage through our lives.  Fuck Rick Scott, and fuck the state legislature of Florida.  I'm a true small-government advocate, and a man who can call a spade a spade.  Rick Scott is no friend of mine or any true small government libertarian or conservative.  He's an advocate an enabler of expanded state power and oversight of individuals, and he advocates for those two evils to pander, nothing more.  

 

I'm Jay Batman, and that's what I think.  

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Pedophilia and the Elite Source Material and Background Information

FBI-pedophile-symbols.pdf Download this file
You may also download a pdf of John DeCamp's The Franklin Coverup HERE. You may also access David McGowan's The Pedophocracy HERE, or in .doc format HERE.  The Conspiracy of Silence video is located HERE. Keep up the fight.  

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