Saturday, January 31, 2015

There is no evidence that libertarianism can be successful

Mike LaSusa, Alternet
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 11:45 AM EST

Nightmare libertarian project turns country into the murder capital of the world

Even Ayn Rand would be taken aback

Since the 2009 coup against President José Manuel Zelaya and subsequent election of Porfirio "Pepe Lobo" Sosa and his favored successor Juan Orlando Hernandez, Honduras has embarked on a devastating neoliberal economic program that has contributed to its status as one of the poorest and most unequal countries in the region. The privatization of Honduran society has been accompanied by a militarization of public security efforts in the country, both of which have been fueled by a network of U.S.-supported policies and programs.
Despite the country's crackdown on crime, violence in Honduras has skyrocketed in recent years. Honduras now has the world's second-highest national murder rate and is home to two of the world's five most violent cities. Unchecked gang activity has contributed to widespread corruption and impunity within police and government institutions.
This weekend, a coalition of leftist opposition parties came together temporarily to defeat a proposed amendment to the Honduran constitution that would have given permanent status to the country's militarized police force, known as the Policía Militar de Orden Público, or PMOP.
This "elite" police unit, which serves under the direct command of the presidency, is intended to support President Hernandez's heavy-handed crime reduction efforts. President Hernandez created the PMOP shortly after coming to office in 2014, with support from a legislature dominated by his conservative National Party. The Hernandez administration's police militarization efforts also had the backing of the country's business sector.

The delusions of religious faith

New York pastor convicted of molesting grandchildren after insisting God forgave his pedophilia 'demons'

David Edwards
29 Jan 2015 at 10:49 ET                  
A New York pastor this week was convicted of molesting his grandchildren just as he had been accused of sexually abusing his own children years before.
Jurors in Orleans County on Monday found 71-year-old pastor Roy Harriger guilty of molesting two of his grandchildren about 12 years ago, WGRZ reported. Harriger had originally been charged with molesting three of his grandchildren.
Another 15 people in three states signed affidavits last year alleging that they had also been molested by Harriger as children. But most of those cases were ruled to be past the statute of limitations.
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Re-post of an OBG (John Quincy Adams on getting involved in wars)

Re-post of an OBG (Traditional marriage)

No difference, really - only the names are changed.

How your brain reacts...

Marriage, Bible style...

He's not coming back.

THIS is what religion adds to society.

Shooting report - we need to do everything we can to keep guns from falling into the hands of those with ill-intent

Gun control - they want them for self-protection, but they are shooting only themselves.

Gun control - we need education for gun owners with requirements that they attend refresher courses periodically.

In a libertarian world - (can you say anarchy?)

This says it VERY well.

Protesting the religious state - as long as it's not YOUR religion.

Conservative heritage

Heh heh. He gets ALL the food.

There oughta be a law!

Who knew they even had one?

Adams - learning from the words of our forefathers

What's the difference in climate change deniers and religious people? Not much - they rely entirely on faith.

Senate leader has a poem for you.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Re-post of an OBG (Christianity V. 1.0)

Re-post of an OBG (Christinaity V. 2.0)

On complaining about religion

Explaining faith

Why she didn't die.

Picking then right religion (Hint: It has to exactly match your beliefs)

Evolutionary chart done right

Shooting report - Don't want you to forget - we're still shooting one another

Gun control - because she's liable to shoot the wild, but endangered wall hanging!

Gun control - we get a win once in a while

On voting Republican

And the problem with polls is...

GOP - Libertarians - clueless

Sigh - just more proof how little Republicans know about the economy

Interesting founding father quote - should voting be mandatory?

Why we need to work as fast as we can to eliminate our reliance on gas and oil.

Why I am so vocally anti-religion

Now here's something we should be in the streets protesting. It just ain't right!