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    HankRoth | 8 Mar 19:52 2012

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    HankRoth | 8 Mar 17:49 2012

    It has been awhile...

     

    It has been awhile since I've used PNEWS-L at Yahoo. Many of you started with PNEWS long before we migrated to Yahoo. Some of you were here on the old FidoNet and some of you were with us when we used the Listserver at St Johns.

    Lately I have been playing around with some of the social networks, first Facebook and then Google plus. Like so much on the InterNUT, these were new trends; fads which run their course. I don't doubt that you have used them too and most of you are likely still there on one or more of them. I think forums are far better. The blogs didn't work out for long. You saw them come and go and the social networks will follow in that direction. If you want to really trade views, you need to do it in a forum and Yahoo still provides, IMHO, the best venue for doing that. I also have a listserver installed at inyourface.info which I use for one way communications. Some of you are on that list (and some of you are receiving this on that list).

    I have some configuration changes to make, but I think the best system is still this one. I invite you to post your concerns here and start a discussion. Be advised, I have no plans to censor what you post here. I may not agree with everything and that is all right. Post what you want. Invite others to exchange views with you. Lets get this list going again.

    I'll post other web addresses where you can read this list online, but I have to do it later. I still have to figure much of it out. I've been away from this for too long.

    Have fun - and learn .. There are now 300 members here. There were over 400 when I stopped the list. I think we can get it repopulated.

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      PNEWS | 1 Mar 10:13 2012
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      File - Ponder This

       


      Are the laws of nature the same everywhere in the Universe?
      Or, is our little piece of the Universe what it is because of the
      environment where we live?

      OR, is the Universe the way it is, our piece of it at least, just so
      physicists can be here to observe it? (g) We live on a unique planet with
      liquid water and our laws of nature have adapted to this unique
      environment.

      I think the Universe is a big random place, very inhospitable to our
      kind of life, but for other forms of life the possiblities are unlimited.

      I think each pocket of space has different laws of nature and vastly
      different landscapes and much more than we can imagine is possible.

      Ponder this: Dark Matter is 25%. Dark Energy is 70% of the Universe.
      And Atoms only make up about 5% of the Universe.

      Ponder This:

      What if to the whole of everything we are small like subatomic human particles?

      Or what if we are food for aliens who seeded this rock millions of
      years ago with DNA and let it evolve and they will one day return to eat us.

      Peter Wesson, a scientist in Canada recently wrote that our universe is
      actually in a black hole and may be in another universe, which also might be in
      a black hole, and so forth and so on. We know what we know but there is much we
      do not know.

      What if our human existence doesn't mean any more than the fact we are
      here - and we have a brain? (because that is all I believe it means) And
      if we have a brain we should be enlightened enough by the accumulated
      wisdom of 500 years of books to want to be the species that saves the
      world for us and for them (all the rest) and only by doing that can we
      insure a quality of life that will make it all worth while and then we
      won't be so insignificant after-all.

      * Life on Earth is a product of evolution by natural selection
      operating in the medium of carbon chemistry. However, in theory,
      evolution is not limited to Earth, nor to carbon chemistry.

      * Just as it may occur on other planets, it may also operate
      in other media, such as the medium of digital computation

      AND, "what-if" we are somebody else's computer simulation?

      Also See: http://pnews.org/ArT/ZioN/EvO.shtml

      Hank

      TheCrypt - http://pnews.org/archives/
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        PNEWS | 1 Feb 10:11 2012
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        Are the laws of nature the same everywhere in the Universe?
        Or, is our little piece of the Universe what it is because of the
        environment where we live?

        OR, is the Universe the way it is, our piece of it at least, just so
        physicists can be here to observe it? (g) We live on a unique planet with
        liquid water and our laws of nature have adapted to this unique
        environment.

        I think the Universe is a big random place, very inhospitable to our
        kind of life, but for other forms of life the possiblities are unlimited.

        I think each pocket of space has different laws of nature and vastly
        different landscapes and much more than we can imagine is possible.

        Ponder this: Dark Matter is 25%. Dark Energy is 70% of the Universe.
        And Atoms only make up about 5% of the Universe.

        Ponder This:

        What if to the whole of everything we are small like subatomic human particles?

        Or what if we are food for aliens who seeded this rock millions of
        years ago with DNA and let it evolve and they will one day return to eat us.

        Peter Wesson, a scientist in Canada recently wrote that our universe is
        actually in a black hole and may be in another universe, which also might be in
        a black hole, and so forth and so on. We know what we know but there is much we
        do not know.

        What if our human existence doesn't mean any more than the fact we are
        here - and we have a brain? (because that is all I believe it means) And
        if we have a brain we should be enlightened enough by the accumulated
        wisdom of 500 years of books to want to be the species that saves the
        world for us and for them (all the rest) and only by doing that can we
        insure a quality of life that will make it all worth while and then we
        won't be so insignificant after-all.

        * Life on Earth is a product of evolution by natural selection
        operating in the medium of carbon chemistry. However, in theory,
        evolution is not limited to Earth, nor to carbon chemistry.

        * Just as it may occur on other planets, it may also operate
        in other media, such as the medium of digital computation

        AND, "what-if" we are somebody else's computer simulation?

        Also See: http://pnews.org/ArT/ZioN/EvO.shtml

        Hank

        TheCrypt - http://pnews.org/archives/
        The WormHole - http://pnews.org/

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          PNEWS | 1 Sep 10:12 2011
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          File - Ponder This

           


          Are the laws of nature the same everywhere in the Universe?
          Or, is our little piece of the Universe what it is because of the
          environment where we live?

          OR, is the Universe the way it is, our piece of it at least, just so
          physicists can be here to observe it? (g) We live on a unique planet with
          liquid water and our laws of nature have adapted to this unique
          environment.

          I think the Universe is a big random place, very inhospitable to our
          kind of life, but for other forms of life the possiblities are unlimited.

          I think each pocket of space has different laws of nature and vastly
          different landscapes and much more than we can imagine is possible.

          Ponder this: Dark Matter is 25%. Dark Energy is 70% of the Universe.
          And Atoms only make up about 5% of the Universe.

          Ponder This:

          What if to the whole of everything we are small like subatomic human particles?

          Or what if we are food for aliens who seeded this rock millions of
          years ago with DNA and let it evolve and they will one day return to eat us.

          Peter Wesson, a scientist in Canada recently wrote that our universe is
          actually in a black hole and may be in another universe, which also might be in
          a black hole, and so forth and so on. We know what we know but there is much we
          do not know.

          What if our human existence doesn't mean any more than the fact we are
          here - and we have a brain? (because that is all I believe it means) And
          if we have a brain we should be enlightened enough by the accumulated
          wisdom of 500 years of books to want to be the species that saves the
          world for us and for them (all the rest) and only by doing that can we
          insure a quality of life that will make it all worth while and then we
          won't be so insignificant after-all.

          * Life on Earth is a product of evolution by natural selection
          operating in the medium of carbon chemistry. However, in theory,
          evolution is not limited to Earth, nor to carbon chemistry.

          * Just as it may occur on other planets, it may also operate
          in other media, such as the medium of digital computation

          AND, "what-if" we are somebody else's computer simulation?

          Also See: http://pnews.org/ArT/ZioN/EvO.shtml

          Hank

          TheCrypt - http://pnews.org/archives/
          The WormHole - http://pnews.org/

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            PNEWS | 1 Aug 10:07 2011
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            Are the laws of nature the same everywhere in the Universe?
            Or, is our little piece of the Universe what it is because of the
            environment where we live?

            OR, is the Universe the way it is, our piece of it at least, just so
            physicists can be here to observe it? (g) We live on a unique planet with
            liquid water and our laws of nature have adapted to this unique
            environment.

            I think the Universe is a big random place, very inhospitable to our
            kind of life, but for other forms of life the possiblities are unlimited.

            I think each pocket of space has different laws of nature and vastly
            different landscapes and much more than we can imagine is possible.

            Ponder this: Dark Matter is 25%. Dark Energy is 70% of the Universe.
            And Atoms only make up about 5% of the Universe.

            Ponder This:

            What if to the whole of everything we are small like subatomic human particles?

            Or what if we are food for aliens who seeded this rock millions of
            years ago with DNA and let it evolve and they will one day return to eat us.

            Peter Wesson, a scientist in Canada recently wrote that our universe is
            actually in a black hole and may be in another universe, which also might be in
            a black hole, and so forth and so on. We know what we know but there is much we
            do not know.

            What if our human existence doesn't mean any more than the fact we are
            here - and we have a brain? (because that is all I believe it means) And
            if we have a brain we should be enlightened enough by the accumulated
            wisdom of 500 years of books to want to be the species that saves the
            world for us and for them (all the rest) and only by doing that can we
            insure a quality of life that will make it all worth while and then we
            won't be so insignificant after-all.

            * Life on Earth is a product of evolution by natural selection
            operating in the medium of carbon chemistry. However, in theory,
            evolution is not limited to Earth, nor to carbon chemistry.

            * Just as it may occur on other planets, it may also operate
            in other media, such as the medium of digital computation

            AND, "what-if" we are somebody else's computer simulation?

            Also See: http://pnews.org/ArT/ZioN/EvO.shtml

            Hank

            TheCrypt - http://pnews.org/archives/
            The WormHole - http://pnews.org/

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              Robert Blau | 30 Jul 23:00 2011
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              Re: [wormhole] Leave the Middle Class and Seniors Alone - Tax the Rich

               



              Better idea: Eliminate all taxes on PRODUCTIVE activity, and instead tax

              only UNproductive activity -- monopoly and special privilege, especially

              monopoly, hoarding, and speculation in LAND (in the broadest sense of
              the word, including all natural resources). Fund social security,
              universal medical care, and anything else you want out of the economic
              RENT on the natural world that currently goes (illegitimately,
              counterproductively, and without any justification) into private hands
              who do absolutely nothing to earn it.

              See:
              http://geonomics.org
              http://course.earthrights.net
              http://hgchicago.org

              Sender: wormhole-bounce-Y2+Q27+z4BCGiqJ2EaRE8Q@public.gmane.org From:
              epsilon-Y2+Q27+z4BCGiqJ2EaRE8Q@public.gmane.org(EpSil0n-//) Date: Fri, Jul 29, 2011, 4:34pm To:
              wormhole-Y2+Q27+z4BCGiqJ2EaRE8Q@public.gmane.org Subject: [wormhole] Leave the Middle Class and
              Seniors Alone - Tax the Rich Reply to: wormhole-Y2+Q27+z4BCGiqJ2EaRE8Q@public.gmane.org
              Hank Roth, on the InterNUT since 1982
              Past (post) Commander Jewish War Veterans
              * Cryptologist and Voice Security in the White House and in the War Room

              for JCS at the Pentagon
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              Tell your Congress, Democrats and Republicans, they can fix the problem.

              Just raise the cap on payroll taxes for Social Security. SS is even now
              not underfunded. It has been self-sustaining and can continue to be for
              another decade or two. The government has raided the fund. Put the money

              back. The banks make all the money. But don't raise the debt, tax the
              rich. The top is paying less while the country burns.. Put the fire out.

              Go after the wealthy. They need to pay, not seniors and not the middle
              class and not the already impoverished and disabled. If they bring on
              more austerity, they may as well turn off the lights too and we can
              start growing bananas in our banana republic.
              HR
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                PNEWS | 1 Jul 10:14 2011
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                File - Ponder This

                 


                Are the laws of nature the same everywhere in the Universe?
                Or, is our little piece of the Universe what it is because of the
                environment where we live?

                OR, is the Universe the way it is, our piece of it at least, just so
                physicists can be here to observe it? (g) We live on a unique planet with
                liquid water and our laws of nature have adapted to this unique
                environment.

                I think the Universe is a big random place, very inhospitable to our
                kind of life, but for other forms of life the possiblities are unlimited.

                I think each pocket of space has different laws of nature and vastly
                different landscapes and much more than we can imagine is possible.

                Ponder this: Dark Matter is 25%. Dark Energy is 70% of the Universe.
                And Atoms only make up about 5% of the Universe.

                Ponder This:

                What if to the whole of everything we are small like subatomic human particles?

                Or what if we are food for aliens who seeded this rock millions of
                years ago with DNA and let it evolve and they will one day return to eat us.

                Peter Wesson, a scientist in Canada recently wrote that our universe is
                actually in a black hole and may be in another universe, which also might be in
                a black hole, and so forth and so on. We know what we know but there is much we
                do not know.

                What if our human existence doesn't mean any more than the fact we are
                here - and we have a brain? (because that is all I believe it means) And
                if we have a brain we should be enlightened enough by the accumulated
                wisdom of 500 years of books to want to be the species that saves the
                world for us and for them (all the rest) and only by doing that can we
                insure a quality of life that will make it all worth while and then we
                won't be so insignificant after-all.

                * Life on Earth is a product of evolution by natural selection
                operating in the medium of carbon chemistry. However, in theory,
                evolution is not limited to Earth, nor to carbon chemistry.

                * Just as it may occur on other planets, it may also operate
                in other media, such as the medium of digital computation

                AND, "what-if" we are somebody else's computer simulation?

                Also See: http://pnews.org/ArT/ZioN/EvO.shtml

                Hank

                TheCrypt - http://pnews.org/archives/
                The WormHole - http://pnews.org/

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                  robert | 18 Jun 14:13 2011
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                  Why We Chose The Flathead Valley Of Montana by Chuck Baldwin, June 9, 2011

                   

                  Interesting essay . . .

                  From: chuck <at> chuckbaldwinlive.com(Chuck Baldwin) Date: Fri, Jun 10,
                  2011, 12:43pm To: robert-blau <at> webtv.net Subject: Why We Chose The
                  Flathead Valley Of Montana by Chuck Baldwin, June 9, 2011

                  Why We Chose The Flathead Valley Of Montana By Chuck Baldwin
                  June 9, 2011

                  Archived column:
                  http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=3662

                  Last weekend, we had people visit us here in the Flathead Valley of
                  Montana from at least eight states: Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New
                  Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. And since my family and
                  I moved here last October, people have moved here from at least a dozen
                  states. And many more are in the process of moving or trying to move.

                  As I was speaking with an out-of-State guest last Sunday, he asked me,
                  what was it that made you decide to move to Montana’s Flathead
                  Valley, as opposed to Idaho or some other State? Of course, that is a
                  very fair question. I will attempt to answer that question in
                  today’s column. As a Christian, I believe that “the
                  steps of a trusting man are ordered by the Lord.” So,
                  ultimately, I believe that the superintending hand of God guides and
                  directs those who put their trust in Him. Accordingly, I believe that
                  our move from Florida to Montana was directed by divine providence. What
                  follows are the reasons, factors, and philosophies that guided us to
                  this wonderful valley.

                  Cities

                  During the 18 months between the summer of 2008 and the end of 2009, I
                  traveled more than 60,000 miles to virtually every area of this vast
                  country. I traveled from coast to coast and border to border. I visited
                  huge cities and small villages. There were only a handful of states that
                  I did not visit during that span of time.

                  As I traveled the country, it became very obvious to me that not every
                  place shares the same love for and understanding of freedom. I quickly
                  discovered that Thomas Jefferson was right when he said that big cities
                  were the “bane” of freedom. And there are almost no
                  exceptions to the fact that the bigger the city is, the less freedom
                  there is. Furthermore, it is also an accurate observation that those
                  states that are dominated by big cities (which most states are) the more
                  difficult it is for freedom-loving people in those states to be able to
                  actually resist the juggernaut of oppression and socialism.

                  Chicago is why the people in Illinois are losing their liberties;
                  Baltimore is why the people in Maryland are losing their liberties;
                  Atlanta is why the people in Georgia are losing their liberties; St.
                  Louis and Kansas City are why the people in Missouri are losing their
                  liberties; Dallas and Houston are why the people in Texas are losing
                  their liberties; Los Angeles and San Francisco are why the people of
                  California are losing their liberties; Portland is why the people of
                  Oregon are losing their liberties; Seattle is why the people of
                  Washington State are losing their liberties; Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and
                  Orlando are why the people of Florida are losing their liberties;
                  Birmingham is why the people of Alabama are losing their liberties,
                  etc., etc.

                  In order for freedom to be defended, it will require a State, or group
                  of states, to draw a line in the sand against this assault against our
                  liberties, which, for the most part, is being orchestrated by
                  Washington, D.C., and its allies in the big cities. We deduced that
                  freedom-loving people in any State dominated by one (or a handful) of
                  major metropolitan areas are almost helpless to defend this globalist,
                  socialist juggernaut that is steamrolling the country.

                  This was a major reason that we selected Montana over Idaho (our second
                  choice). California liberals are leaving the land of fruits and nuts
                  like rats off a sinking ship. The economic conditions in California are
                  driving people to surrounding states in record numbers. And many of them
                  are flocking to the beautiful city of Boise. It’s very possible
                  that Boise will fast become another Portland or Seattle. If this
                  happens, the great freedom-loving State of Idaho will quickly go the way
                  of Oregon and Washington State.

                  The beauty of Montana is it has no major cities that dominate the State.
                  Missoula (home of the University of Montana) is the most liberal city in
                  the State. The population there is a little over 90,000. Billings is the
                  largest city in the State, and it is largely a Republican area. The
                  population there is just over 100,000. To give readers an idea of
                  Montana geographics: Montana is the fourth largest State in total land
                  area (behind Alaska, Texas, and California), but the total population of
                  the State is UNDER one million. Here’s another statistic to help
                  readers understand what I’m saying: we live just outside the
                  town of Kalispell. The population of Kalispell is around 20,000. And
                  Kalispell is the seventh LARGEST city in the State! Montana’s
                  lack of large metropolitan areas is a huge asset to the defense of
                  liberty, in our opinion.

                  People

                  As I traveled those 60,000-plus miles, I met a huge variety of people.
                  And there is no doubt that there are freedom-loving people scattered all
                  over “the fruited plain.” But, that’s the
                  problem: they are SCATTERED. I found some wonderful freedom lovers in
                  South Carolina, New Hampshire, Eastern Tennessee (especially in the
                  Johnson City area), Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Eastern
                  Washington State, Utah, and the Dakotas. That is not to say that there
                  are not thousands of freedom lovers in other states. There most
                  certainly are!
                  But I also observed that people who are dependent upon the federal
                  government are much more tolerant of the machinations of the federal
                  government. And if you live in an area that has a large population of
                  welfare-dependents or federal government-dependants, you are going to
                  find yourself pretty much alone when you attempt to “rally the
                  troops” against federal usurpation of power. (And, yes, we have
                  some of that problem here in Montana, too.)

                  But during my extensive travels, I had the opportunity to come speak in
                  Western Montana on several occasions. I spoke in the rural town of
                  Hamilton to a crowd of around 800 enthusiastic patriots. I spoke in
                  Missoula to several hundred. I spoke in Kalispell to a crowd of over 500
                  on a below-zero weeknight. When I first visited the Kalispell area, a
                  local State legislator put out one email to some friends and supporters
                  telling them I would be speaking to a small gathering outside of town.
                  His email was sent less than 24 hours from the time that I would be
                  speaking. In that short time, with only one email as publicity, there
                  were some 100 people in attendance to hear me speak--including several
                  pastors, businessmen, physicians, and State legislators and senators. I
                  spoke for an hour and we had Q & A for an hour. It was amazing!

                  I can tell you that I could take out a full-page ad in the newspaper and
                  spend thousands of dollars in advertising a similar event in the town
                  where I had lived in Florida for over 35 years, and if two-dozen people
                  showed up, it would be a miracle. That’s a difference in people!
                  My family and I believe that there are very traumatic, tumultuous days
                  ahead for our country. We wanted to be with like-minded patriots who
                  truly understand that there is a conspiracy at the highest levels of
                  government, business, and religion to sell America to the forces of
                  evil. We wanted to be around people who wouldn’t give us that
                  “deer-in-the-headlights” stare if we dared to question
                  the official story of 9/11, or act like they’re looking at a
                  Martian when we talk about the sinister military-industrial complex, or
                  the evilness of fighting perpetual foreign wars, or the
                  unconstitutionality of the Patriot Act, or the evilness of sending
                  trillions of dollars to foreign countries, or the ruination of our
                  country via deficit spending, or the wickedness of the Federal Reserve,
                  ad infinitum, ad nauseam. And while Montana has its share of liberals,
                  socialists, and environmentalist wackos, we have found more
                  freedom-minded people (on the whole) in the Flathead Valley of Montana
                  than anywhere else we’ve been.
                  I’ve been sold out and betrayed by these “good
                  Christians” who are more statists than they are Christians, who
                  love the government more than they love God, and who will assist the PTB
                  in putting principled freedomists in jail--or worse! I want to spend the
                  rest of my life among people who love freedom (and understand what that
                  means) and who are willing to fight and die to protect it! And I believe
                  I’ve found such people in the Flathead Valley of Montana. Come
                  visit Liberty Fellowship here in Kalispell one Sunday, and you will see
                  what I mean!
                  Watch us as we livestream our Sunday messages each Sunday afternoon at
                  2:30pm (MDT). Go to:
                  http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?page_id=17
                  Or to watch my archived video messages from Liberty Fellowship, go to:
                  http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?cat=16
                  Mountains and Location
                  As I said, we were very attracted to Eastern Tennessee, New Hampshire,
                  South Carolina, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona. But at the end
                  of the day, we believed these states lack some key ingredients necessary
                  to defending liberty. Arizona and Texas are on the southern border,
                  which presents huge problems all their own. Oklahoma might have the best
                  State legislators in the country right now, but the State is landlocked.
                  The same is true for Missouri. Who around them will come to their
                  assistance against federal encroachment?
                  As we analyzed the states (well, to be honest, we did not even consider
                  Massachusetts or California. Sorry. Any state that would deny us the
                  right to keep and bear arms was a State that we dismissed out-of-hand),
                  we quickly eliminated all states east of the Mississippi River for
                  geopolitical reasons: too many military installations, or too close to
                  the belly of the beast, or too flat, or too isolated from
                  “friendlies,” or too inhospitable to freedom principles,
                  etc. And it wasn’t long before we felt strongly attracted to the
                  mountain states of America’s great northwest: Alaska, Idaho,
                  Montana, the Dakotas, Wyoming, and Utah. Colorado was dismissed for the
                  same reason other states were dismissed: one huge metropolitan area
                  dominates the entire State.
                  During this time, I also did much searching of the scriptures relative
                  to the subject of mountains, and I was very impressed with all the
                  positive things God’s Word has to say about them. There is no
                  question that this search was as much spiritual as it was geopolitical,
                  or anything else! (I’ll let readers do their own research of the
                  scriptures, if they are of a mind to do so.)
                  Weather
                  We determined that the cold weather climate of Montana was an asset, not
                  a liability! Why? Because it keeps out undesirables: people who are
                  comfort-oriented and not liberty-oriented! Let the “beautiful
                  people” go to California or Hawaii or Florida. People who live
                  in the mountains live here for reasons other than weather and personal
                  comfort. And when what’s coming actually comes, we will need
                  rugged people who mean business, not people who are looking for a
                  sunroom!
                  Firearms
                  As I mentioned above, we refuse to live in any State that does not
                  recognize and respect our right as free men and women to keep and bear
                  arms. I am convinced that, humanly speaking, the only reason there is a
                  modicum of liberty left in these States United is the presence of nearly
                  100 million firearms held in the private possession of the American
                  people. As such, any State to which we would relocate had to be firearm
                  friendly.
                  Montana just might be the most gun friendly State in the entire country.
                  Consider: the average home in Montana has 27 firearms in it. 27!
                  Compared to most places, the crime rate in this State is extremely low.
                  And a major reason for the peace and tranquility of this State is the
                  fact that the vast majority of Montanans are armed and prepared to use
                  those arms in their own defense.
                  Even most Democrats in Montana stand steadfast in the right of the
                  people to keep and bear arms. Example: it was the two Democrat US
                  Senators from Montana that, in essence, killed newly elected President
                  Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder’s attempt to
                  resurrect the Clinton “assault weapons” ban. During the
                  US Supreme Court Heller case deliberations, it was a Democrat Montana
                  State administration that wrote a letter to the court and to the Obama
                  administration warning them that when Montana joined the Union in 1889,
                  it did so under the agreement that the federal government recognized the
                  right of individuals to keep and bear arms, and that if now the federal
                  government was refusing to recognize the right of the people to keep and
                  bear arms, the State of Montana would consider its contract with the
                  federal government (i.e., its entrance into the Union) to be null and
                  void!
                  In addition, open carry is lawful throughout the State of Montana.
                  That’s how deeply the citizens of Montana regard the right to
                  armed self-defense. Plus, Montana is in the middle of a region of states
                  that regard the Second Amendment just as dearly.
                  When push comes to shove (and it will), to be among people who are
                  willing to fight and die to preserve their right of self-defense was a
                  major factor as our family deliberated relocation.
                  Conclusion
                  I don’t think I have to convince many readers that America
                  cannot continue on the same path it’s on forever. There is a day
                  of reckoning coming, and everybody who has half a brain knows it! And
                  another thing, more and more of us are waking up to is the fact that
                  neither major party in Washington, D.C., is going to fix it. At this
                  point, I don’t think it can be fixed in Washington! The only
                  hope for freedom’s survival is stalwart, independent, courageous
                  people defending liberty one State at a time. And we (my family and I)
                  believe that the mountain states are the last best hope for freedom in
                  North America. And now you know a few of the reasons why we chose
                  Montana.
                  I recommend that you read these two recent news items, as you
                  contemplate your (and our country’s) future:
                  From the London Guardian:
                  http://tinyurl.com/3lmr4gh
                  From James Carville:
                  http://tinyurl.com/6gkozo2
                  I further recommend that readers who are contemplating relocation check
                  out the information provided by Joel Skousen and James Wesley, Rawles.
                  These gentlemen have some tremendous research material available on this
                  subject.
                  Skousen’s web site:
                  http://www.joelskousen.com/
                  Rawles’ web site:
                  http://www.survivalblog.com/
                  Let me hasten to say that I completely understand that not every
                  freedom-minded patriot would feel inclined to relocate to the mountain
                  states, or anywhere else! Nor should they. God is bigger than any one
                  State or region, and He will doubtless lead His children in different
                  ways, to different areas, and to different works. Neither am I
                  suggesting that those of us who relocate to the mountain states are any
                  more spiritual or any more patriotic than those who do not. I do not
                  believe that in any shape, form, or fashion! I am simply sharing with my
                  readers how God led us.
                  But I will also add that there is no question in my mind that God is
                  bringing a remnant to Montana. I see it up close and personal every day!
                  The gathering of eagles has begun! What it all means is yet to be seen.
                  From the bottom of my heart, I am as excited as a kid in a candy store
                  just to be part of it--all the betrayals and trials associated with this
                  move notwithstanding!
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                    Slipping into Newspeak

                     

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                    Slipping into Newspeak
                    Posted: 16 Jun 2011 07:59 AM PDT

                    One of the scariest things I've read lately is this comment in a
                    language forum:
                    "America is based on the tradition of divergent thinking? There was a
                    time when nuances were important; larger vocabularies were needed. 
                    These vocabularies will soon be superfluous as we move into an age where
                    communications are devised and sent in the most efficient manner
                    available." (Emphasis added.)

                    Anyone who has read George Orwell's 1984 will hear in this comment an
                    echo of the character Syme's conversation with Winston about the
                    shrinking size of the Newspeak dictionary:

                    "We're getting the language into its final shape. We're destroying
                    words – scores of them, hundreds of them, every day. We're cutting the
                    language down to the bone. The Eleventh Edition [of the Newspeak
                    dictionary] won't contain a single word that will become obsolete before
                    the year 2050."

                    Rules of grammar that contribute to precision of thought are already
                    breaking down. Nuances that used to be observed in newspaper writing are
                    disappearing, for example, such pairs as smell/fragrance, peal/toll,
                    famous/notorious:

                    Wedding Bells are Tolling Less in Milwaukee

                    Stories about history's most famous murders at the Crime Library

                    Such a Tiny Flower But What a Beautiful Smell

                    The character Symes explains to Winston that paring English to the bare
                    bones of communication is in the public interest:
                    "Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of
                    thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible,
                    because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept
                    that can ever be needed, will be expressed by exactly one word, with its
                    meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and
                    forgotten."

                    In Orwell's novel, the emasculation of the language is undertaken by the
                    government as a means of controlling and extinguishing dissident
                    thought.
                    In reality, thanks to the neglect of language instruction in the public
                    schools, over-simplified writing in the media, and the popular attitude
                    that standard English is "elitist" and "undemocratic", government
                    intervention has not been necessary.

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