Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Totally Bummed!!! Aaron Zelman, RIP

 Total Bummer! This guy was a Mench's Mench!!! He was not your typical oversensitive liberal Jew whining in victim-hood. He fought back! The Freedom movement has lost a valued ally.

From Claire Wolfe:

Aaron Zelman, RIP

OMG. I just learned that Aaron Zelman, founder, guiding spirit, and chief cook and bottle washer of JPFO, has died. More than a week ago.
I woke up this morning to a reader’s letter, passed along by BHM’s webmaster, Oliver. I could hardly believe it. Then I found the above-linked mini-obituary that sadly says so little of the man. There should be so much more! I hope there will soon be tributes all over the ‘Net.
Aaron and I worked together for seven years. I admired him and even though he could be crazy-making at times, he had one of the most creative minds I’ve ever encountered and he was unfailingly a gentleman and a gentle-spoken man. He created a unique niche in the gun-rights movement and I hope JPFO can continue without him.
Aaron was born with Marfan Syndrome, which can cause a host of related problems, some potentially fatal. I don’t know what he died from, but between that and his Type-A, hard-driving nature, it’s not surprising, though it’s shocking and tragic, that he died so young. Rather, I tell myself it shouldn’t be surprising. Yet Aaron was such a powerful personality, it’s hard to think of him being extinguished.
UPDATE: Please see my comment with a request from JPFO and the Zelman family below this post.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

16 Shocking Facts About The Student Loan Debt Bubble And The Great College Education Scam

As you read this, there are over 18 million students enrolled at the nearly 5,000 colleges and universities currently in operation across the United States.  Many of these institutions of higher learning are now charging $20,000, $30,000 or even $40,000 a year for tuition and fees.  That does not even count living expenses.  Today it is 400% more expensive to go to college in the United States than it was just 30 years ago.  Most of these 18 million students have been told over and over that a "higher education" is the key to getting a good job and living the American Dream.  They have been told not to worry about how much it costs and that there is plenty of financial aid (mostly made up of loans) available.  Now our economy is facing the biggest student loan debt bubble in the history of the world, and when our new college graduates enter the "real world" they are finding out that the good jobs they were promised are very few and far between.  As millions of Americans wake up and start realizing that the tens of thousands of dollars that they have poured into their college educations was mostly a waste, will the great college education scam finally be exposed?
For now, the system continues to push the notion that a college education is the key to a good future and that there is plenty of "financial aid" out there for everyone that wants to go to college.
Recently, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia and encouraged them to load up on college loans....
"Please apply for our financial aid. We want to give you money. There’s lots of money out there for you."
So where will Arne Duncan be when those students find themselves locked into decades of absolutely suffocating student loan debt repayments?
What young high school students are never told is that not even bankruptcy can get you out of student loan debt.  It will stay with you forever until you finally pay it off.
Today each new crop of optimistic college graduates quickly discovers that there are simply not nearly enough jobs for all of them.  Thousands upon thousands of them end up waiting tables or stocking the shelves at retail stores.  Many of them end up deeply bitter as they find themselves barely able to survive and yet saddled with tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt that nobody ever warned them about.
Sadly, the quality of the education that most of these college students is receiving is a complete and total joke.
Take it from someone that has graduated from a couple of very highly respected institutions.  I have an undergraduate degree, a law degree and another degree on top of that, so I know what I am talking about.  Higher education in America has become so dumbed-down that the family dog could literally pass most college courses.
It is an absolute joke.  The vast majority of college students in America spend two to four hours a day in the classroom and maybe an hour or two outside the classroom studying.  The remainder of the time these "students" are out drinking beer, partying, chasing after sex partners, going to sporting events, playing video games, hanging out with friends, chatting on Facebook or getting into trouble.  When they say that college is the most fun that most people will ever have in their lives they mean it.  It is basically one huge party.
Of the little "education" that actually does go on, so much of it is so dedicated to pushing various social engineering agendas that it makes the whole process virtually worthless.  Most parents would be absolutely shocked if they could actually see the kind of "indoctrination" that goes on inside U.S. college classrooms today.
A college education can be worth it for those in very highly technical or very highly scientific fields, or for those wanting to enter one of the very few fields that is still very financially lucrative, but for nearly everyone else it is just one big money-making scam.
Oh, but you parents please keep breaking your backs to put money into the college funds of your children so that they can be spoon-fed establishment propaganda all day and party like wild animals all night for four years.
It really is a huge scam.  I was there.  I saw it with my own eyes.
But if you will not believe me, perhaps you will believe some cold, hard statistics.  The following are 16 shocking facts about the student loan debt bubble and the great college education scam....
#1 Americans now owe more than $875 billion on student loans, which is more than the total amount that Americans owe on their credit cards.
#2 Since 1982, the cost of medical care in the United States has gone up over 200%, which is horrific, but that is nothing compared to the cost of college tuition which has gone up by more than 400%.
#3 The typical U.S. college student spends less than 30 hours a week on academics.
#4 The unemployment rate for college graduates under the age of 25 is over 9 percent.
#5 There are about two million recent college graduates that are currently unemployed.
#6 Approximately two-thirds of all college students graduate with student loans.
#7 In the United States today, 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees.
#8 The Project on Student Debt estimates that 206,000 Americans graduated from college with more than $40,000 in student loan debt during 2008.
#9 In the United States today, 24.5 percent of all retail salespersons have a college degree.
#10 Total student loan debt in the United States is now increasing at a rate of approximately $2,853.88 per second.
#11 There are 365,000 cashiers in the United States today that have college degrees.
#12 Starting salaries for college graduates across the United States are down in 2010.
#13 In 1992, there were 5.1 million "underemployed" college graduates in the United States.  In 2008, there were 17 million "underemployed" college graduates in the United States.
#14 In the United States today, over 18,000 parking lot attendants have college degrees.
#15 Federal statistics reveal that only 36 percent of the full-time students who began college in 2001 received a bachelor's degree within four years.
#16 According to a recent survey by Twentysomething Inc., a staggering 85 percent of college seniors planned to move back home after graduation last May.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fun With the Sun, or It Takes a Mensch to Pan Christmas

Fun With the Sun, or It Takes a Mensch to Pan Christmas

There has been a lot of grumbling lately by the activist right about the so called, “War on Christmas.” Here is my account of what some these evangelical "O’Reilly-Beckites" are like.
This weekend while Christmas shopping at the mall I had some “sun” fun with a protestant charismaniac churchaholic I knew from that Ass-emblies of God Pentecostal Church that my family quit going to.

(The same denomination that Bush’s John Ashcroft belongs to.)
Recognizing me, he approached called me “Brother” and remarked that he hadn’t seen me in church lately.

(Yeah, like five years. Did he just notice?)

He and his group were there “undercover witnessing for Jesus”  by handing out Bible tracts about Christmas.

(Against mall policy)
After a little small talk I started to leave but he wanted to “discern my walk with the Lord.” So, to make sure I was still “saved” he started asking about my church attendance and prayer life. I mentioned that I go as often as the “spirit” moves me and my “prayer life” is just fine and private.
I started to leave because I had other errands to run, but he moved in front of me and wanted to continue our talk. I said no, I had to go. Trying to placate him by covering all the bases, I light heartedly with a chuckle wished them a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays and a Happy Winter Solstice.

He moved in front of me again and objected to my wishes with an emphatic undulation in his voice, “JEEeeezus IS the REEEASON for THE SEEEASON!!!! YOU should only say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!”
Well, I just couldn’t help it. I had wanted to leave. But, he was insistent. You know the “spirit is willing but the flesh is weak!” I could feel the horn nubs starting to sprout above my temples so I quickly repressed the over whelming urge to send him to meet JEEeeezus.
(Okay. If you insist, I’ll play. Time for the bait)
Smiling, I “innocently” asked, “Uh, what ‘season’ would that be, exactly?”
“You know good and well what season! The Christmas Season! That is what it is supposed to be about, you know! Jesus the Light of the World, in a manger, Son of God, Shepherds, Wise Men, Shining Star.” He went on. “We need to get back to the REAL meaning of Christmas!!!”
I knew the type, well meaning in their own eyes but, so hurtful. I was raised with them. I even was one of them long ago, in a galaxy of cognitive dissonance, far, far away.
(Ahhh, a nibble on the bait. Now for the hook.)
So I responded, “Well if that’s true then why are you so adamant about saying, Merry Christmas? After all, you aren’t a Catholic are you?” 
“No I’m not a Catholic! What does that have to do with it? Rome has corrupted the Gospel with pagan practices such as calling men ‘Father’, chanting and praying to Mary and Saints and ‘Rosemary’ beads! I’m a Born Again, filled with the spirit believer. My Jeeezus is OFF the Cross, not still on it!”
(Alrighty then, he took the hook! Now to play out some line.)
I responded quietly with a hint of a smile but firmly, “So then why do YOU say “Merry Christ Mass? That phrase is the celebration of the Catholic Mass. It is the celebration of Jesus’ death, where he turns into bread and wine and then is eaten by TRUE worshippers. So, why don’t you say, HAPPY JESUS BIRTHDAY?”
He is now looking at me with a wide-eyed expression as his mouth opens and closes without sound.
(Now to set the hook. I  was on a “holy roll.”)
“Furthermore, ‘The Season’ has always been the Winter Solstice season! From the most ancient time when men first noticed that the Days, the SUN, Light diminished then became more plentiful, they celebrated the end of the OLD and welcomed the NEW year. The ‘Jesus” story is a reworking and blending of various cultures’ Winter Solstice celebrations and mythology. It is a time to celebrate! Have a good time. Be with friends and family! The spring will come, crops planted, herds replenished with young, light, warmth and harvest will come again! Why get hung up with only one theory of renewal? Celebrate the ‘Season’ in whatever way you prefer.”
He retorted to me, “I will celebrate in the TRUE WAY! Not in one of YOUR mythological pagan ways!”
(Got him. I just had to reel him in.)
I had to say it. I really couldn’t resist. “Excuse me? I think that you are confused with your own sanctimonious dementia to see that YOU have the mythological belief system! Show me the historical proof, the scientific evidence, that Jesus was born around the time of the Winter Solstice! You can’t because it doesn’t exist. I’m not saying that Jesus never existed, or even that he wasn’t special. I’m not even saying that you can’t celebrate his birthday December 25th. I’m saying that Jesus is not THE reason for the ‘Season.’ Historically, culturally, scientifically the TRUE REASON for the Season is the astronomical proof of the Winter Solstice! How you celebrate it, how others celebrate it, how others ignore it is their personal belief system. Denigrating them because they don’t follow YOUR preferred belief myth system sounds awfully, Al Qaeda of you!”
(Now he is flopping around like a fish out of water.)
I’m not sure exactly what it was he responded to, but his eyes started to bulge, he turned red, and he started to shake and quiver a bit while he stammered spittle laden gibberish out of his mouth like Robert Tilton or Jimmy Swaggart, "Hah shondaledona, santome cupa, hee babababa!" He then started to shake his feet at me and I thought he was going to start dancing “in the spirit” but instead he starts saying, “Ichabod! Ichabod! The Lord has departed! I shake your dust off my feet!”
Then as he marched away from me he says, “Satan’s claws are in you! Get thee behind me Satan!”
(I wonder if this is what Jesus meant by “I will make you fishers of men?”)
With a big smile, I called after him, “Don’t you really mean, Santa’s Clause?  Try to have a Merry Christmas anyway!”
(Ho Ho Ho. Fala lala la. That was fun. Back to Christmas shopping.)

St. John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople at the end of the fourth century wrote: "On this day also the Birthday of Christ was lately fixed at Rome in order that while the heathen were busy with their profane ceremonies, the Christians might perform their sacred rites undisturbed. They call this (December 25th), the Birthday of the Invincible One (Mithras); but who is so invincible as the Lord? They call it the Birthday of the Solar Disk, but Christ is the Sun of Righteousness."

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Guns and Weed: The Road to Freedom

Piratebay - Guns and Weed: The Road to Freedom

Guns and Weed: The Road to Freedom shows, in no uncertain terms, why of Freedom Ingestion and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms are equally indisputable civil rights, and why the War on Drugs and the War on Guns are both entirely immoral. Part hip hop, part punk rock. Part entertainment, part civics lesson. Filmed in the Wild West of Wyoming and Colorado. Features mountains of marijuana, great interviews, comedy, fake news, animation, rock video and stunning outdoor footage of cute girls and guys shooting guns that are not legal in California.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

UPDATE: “Police State” episode of hit Ventura show covering FEMA camps pulled from air


UPDATED FRI, DEC. 3 11:25 AM CST — This is an update on the now-confirmed bizarre cancellation of the “Police State” FEMA camp episode from TruTV’s schedule, which is we now know is due to background pressure.

Alex Jones, a consultant to the show who appears in “Police State”, noticed three weeks ago that the episode was scheduled to air before the then-newest episode on Fridays at 10 PM EST / 9 PM CST. Alex knew that encore episodes were consistently replayed over-and-over prior to brand new Friday premiere episodes, so red flags went up when it did not re-air like all the others. Now that more inconsistencies have been documented, Alex made some phone calls to get to the bottom of the matter.

This morning, Alex spoke with Gov. Jesse Ventura and discovered that he was fully aware of the fact that “Police State” had been pulled due to pressure from within the government. The former Minnesota governor and star of the show indicated that he’s not ready to make a full statement yet as he’s still investigating the details and talking with network execs. However, Ventura urged that people have a right as citizens to contact TruTV and let them know that they want to see it back on air.

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Whatever the full cause of the behind-the-scenes pressure, it is clear that the government does not want audiences discussing FEMA camps and Fusion Centers or looking up H.R. 645, the bill named and read in the episode that authorizes FEMA emergency centers. Alex has done all he can to make sure the TruTV series is packed with hard-hitting facts and full of real, substantial issues. Though the show employs the dramatic techniques used throughout TV land, this is not the typical fluff. People had better understand that these are truly groundbreaking shows that are discussing damning evidence that the establishment doesn’t want sinking into the minds of a mainstream audience. Who knows if tonight’s water episode investigating lithium, uranium and fluoride being added to drinking water as a means of population control will itself even air or be replayed after the fact.

Lovers of liberty and supporters of Conspiracy Theory had better cue their DVRs and other recorders and save the episode for good, because with the censorship we’ve already seen, it is difficult to know how long this program will remain on air, or which episodes will be allowed to repeat.
December 2, 2010

nullAlex Jones, a consultant to TruTV’s Conspiracy Theory, can confirm that the controversial episode “Police State,” which dealt with FEMA camps and fusion centers, has been pulled from air and essentially “memory-holed” due to behind the scenes pressure.

In short, the series of inconsistencies with the re-airing and promotion for “Police State” posted by We Are Change and Federal Jack (below) is all true, and more. The episode was de-listed from TruTV’s website, bonus clips associated with the episode were removed from the website, its encore airings were canceled and it was not played during the recent Conspiracy Theory marathon. Alex cannot elaborate further without compromising his sources, but you have heard people associated with the show discussing on the radio how certain unnamed powerful people did not want this revealing episode to air, how shadowy figures have been caught rummaging through the trash of producers for the show, and beyond.

The producers and talent for Conspiracy Theory, including former Governor Jesse Ventura, have shown a lot of courage in making their series as hard hitting as possible. With certain powers-that-be unhappy with such a substantial program airing on cable TV, supporters should treasure what they have been able to get out thus far. The very future of the series could be in question, though certainly things are still up in the air at this point. If you appreciate the content that has been on Conspiracy Theory thus far, you should do everything you can to tell your friends and associates to tune in, and make sure these dynamic episodes are seen as widely as possible.

The “Great Lakes” episode, now known as the “Worldwide Water Conspiracy” airing tomorrow, Fri, Dec. 3 at 10 PM EST / 9 PM CST also was nearly not aired, but made the second season schedule in the end. Producers have told the Alex Jones Show that it has expanded in scope and now deals with a number of hardcore issues including uranium, lithium, fluoride and more being added to public water supplies. Never before has such information been seen on television.

Please tune in and support this great TV program. From TruTV:

“Great Lakes” – NEW! — a.k.a. “Worldwide Water Conspiracy”
Premieres Fri, December 3 at 10P
They call it “Blue Gold.” Water is the new oil. Once a human right, it’s now a valuable commodity, and corporations and super-rich oil dynasties are believed to be buying up water rights, controlling nations and populations. Jesse looks into the possibility of these activities finding their way to American shores and uncovers what may be a plot to literally steal the Great Lakes.

Here’s the “Police State” Episode. Get it out to people while you can: