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hardnox604008
Veteran Advisor

Know you enemy

Just so you don't forget who the true enemies of the republic are.

 

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/02/chamber-of-commerce-law-firm-studied-disinformation-smear-and...

 

"According to one document prepared by Team Themis, the campaign included an entrapment project. The proposal called for first creating a “false document, perhaps highlighting periodical financial information,” to give to a progressive group opposing the Chamber, and then to subsequently expose the document as a fake to undermine the credibility of the Chamber’s opponents. In addition, the group proposed creating a “fake insider persona” to “generate communications” with Change to Win. View a screenshot below:"

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bruce MN
Veteran Advisor

Re: Know your enemy

As the masses sit on their a$$es and watch American Idle.

 

Simply the natural progression, the next logical step beyond the kids who dressed up like phone repairmen in Louisiana and pulled off the Acorn pimp charade.

 

 

 

 

hardnox604008
Veteran Advisor

Re: Know your enemy

Hi Bruce,

 

thanks for correcting the typo.

 

I've got at least a dozen pairs of readers scattered around the house, funny how I can never find one.

Samnospam
Advisor

yep, know your enemy.

From the comments:

 

Most libertarians are quite supportive of the greatest coercive theft going on today: private land ownership in the absence of taxes that recoup the (land) rent on behalf of all those whose liberty to use the land (which the landowner did not create) has been violated.

 

Birds of a feather.

bruce MN
Veteran Advisor

Re: Know your enemy

You've suffered the ultimate (hypocritical) indignity.....havng a typo corrected by me.

 

The only way it could have been worse would be if had been done by ollie.

bruce MN
Veteran Advisor

Re: yep, know your enemy.

There still are some of those around Sam.

 

Thank goodness, huh,  that all of those people out on the streets in Egypt aren't required to pay taxes on their meager, or in many cases virtually non-existent incomes. They'd reallly be p.o.'d.

 

State budget shortfalls all over America are going to lead to serious situations in townships, school districts, counties and cities wherein property tax increases on working property will be seen as the only option in order to keep the lights on, the streets and biways clear and the cops on the beat. Expect and look for modifications in indexing also. They won't be avoidable. Increases on the owners of depressed residential properties with no. or nominal. ability to pay won't fund even the most minimal sevices.

 

Only 2 possible scenarios really exist...  a spectacular plunge, or orderly descent.

 

 

hardnox604008
Veteran Advisor

Re: yep, know your enemy.

First we have to figure out how to get your guns, then we'll take your property.

Samnospam
Advisor

relationship problems?

hardnox604008
Veteran Advisor

Re: relationship problems?

Actually don't spend a lot of time at the site you linked.

 

I've been reading Michael Lewis' "The Big Short" about the people who figured out that the housing finance bubble was going to implode when the whole world, including most of the best and brightest, didn't see it at all.

 

I like Lewis' stuff a lot (Money Ball, The Blind Side, he also has a Wall street pedigree and thus has some cred on this topic) and to a degree the way he uses the stories of indiviuals to tell the story is just part of his style.

 

But anyway, it does present a fundamental fact- that it is usually the village idiots, kooks and cranks who, for some strange reason, wake up from mass hypnosis first.

 

And those who are most deely entranced tend to react the most violently to the suggestion that the herd may be running toward a cliff.

Samnospam
Advisor

Re: yep, know your enemy.

Real estate taxes are imo the most insidious because they shut off the last possible escape for those who for whatever reason don't want to participate.