Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Your greatest danger?

No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session. --NY Judge Gideon J. Tucker, 1866

Thursday, December 20, 2012

What happened?

When I was growing up, hitmen, snipers and spies were bad guys -- and whistle-blowers and hackers were good guys. What happened? --L. Reichard White, December 20, 2012, 17:24:01

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Politicians -- before and after?

So let me get this straight: As everyone knows, politicians lie to get elected, but once they take office, you trust them? --L. Reichard White, Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:48 AM

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Liar's Rule of Thumb

"The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State." --Chief NAZI "Information Officer" Dr. Joseph P. Goebbels

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Goering Protocol

"Why of course the people don't want war. ...That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. ... the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." --Chief Nazi Hermann Goering

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Who's government is it anyway?

Look folks, it is NOT "our" government. It is "THEIR" government -- unless you can afford to hire a lobbyist or make a huge campaign bribe. --L. Reichard White, Tuesday, December 04, 2012 3:41 PM

How do you know it doesn't exist?

Just because you don't know about it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. --L. Reichard White, Tuesday, December 04, 2012 6:58 AM

Friday, November 30, 2012

Just not up to the job

There are periods in history when curmudgeonly behavior isn't up to the task at hand.  Now, for example. --L. Reichard White, November 30, 2012, 08:36:54

Saturday, November 24, 2012

How to know what God wants

Just remember, if God wanted us to have sex, He would have made it feel good. --L. Reichard White, Saturday, November 24, 2012 12:55 PM

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Who was it?

But was it you or was it the government?  Do you know the difference? --L. Reichard White, Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:54 AM

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Wealth redistribution normal, FUBAR - - -

Of course government redistributes the wealth.  Just not from the rich and not to the poor. --L. Reichard White, Tuesday, November 06, 2012 10:35 PM

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Who do YOU trust?

Always trust everything except your own judgment. Don't rattle the establishment. --L. Reichard White,Monday, November 05, 2012 1:11 AM

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Retarded evolution

If transportation evolved at the same rate as "education" we'd still be driving horses and buggies. --L. Reichard White, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 1:24 PM

Saturday, September 22, 2012

They're just different

People aren't better or worse, they're just different. --L. Reichard White, Saturday, September 22, 2012 5:41 AM

Thursday, August 30, 2012

WE don't know what's good for us --- but YOU do?

We don't know what's good for us?  Really?  That assumes YOU know what's good for us, it's good for ALL of us -- and you have the right to force ALL of us to do it.  Really?  --L. Reichard White, Thursday, August 30, 2012 7:02 AM

Monday, August 27, 2012

How to support freedom

You can support freedom without supporting how others exercise it.

For example, you can support the freedom to use drugs such as tobacco and alcohol without supporting smoking or drunkenness.
--L. Reichard White, Monday, August 27, 2012 2:46 PM

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Why politics sucks

You can't count on political solutions because politicians don't have anything to win or lose till the next election. --L. Reichard White, August 22, 2012, 07:47:10

The wisdom of crowds??

Seems like the twitter/facebook collective may be "smarter" than everyone thinks - - -  --L. Reichard White, Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7:38 AM

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

You've got the wrong idea

The idea isn't to create jobs, it's to free-up people's time so they can work less.  --L. Reichard White, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 5:42 AM

Monday, August 20, 2012

The OTHER "Trickle-down" theory

The "trickle-down" theory is that if you reduce taxes on the rich, that money will "trickle down" in the form of jobs to the less rich.  The OTHER "trickle-down" theory is that if you give that tax money to the government, it will "trickle down" to the less rich.  --L. Reichard White, Monday, August 20, 2012 3:45 AM

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What do YOU do when the emperor's naked?

"When the emperor has no clothes, do YOU tell him he's naked?" --L. Reichard White, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 8:57 AM

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Where do your rights come from?

"Government does not grant rights, it only recognizes some of the existing ones." --L. Reicdhard White, Saturday, July 28, 2012 3:02 PM

Saturday, July 28, 2012

If you become what you resist - - -

"You become what you resist," is the widely circulated aphroism.  The United States has become what it fears. --L. Reichard White

Monday, July 16, 2012

Have YOU recovered yet?

I rediscovered I could learn on my own when I did my pilot ground school using a "programmed text" instead of an instructor. The main damage done to us by government-style education is it leads you to believe, mistakenly, that you need someone to tell you what to learn, when to learn and how to learn, and then insisting you haven't learned until they say so. 

Have you recovered yet?
  --L. Reichard White, Monday, July 16, 2012 1:09 PM

Thursday, July 12, 2012

No, they DON'T have to protect & serve - - -

Bet you assume u.S. cops have a duty to protect you. Not so. On June 27th, 2005 in /Castle Rock v. Gonzales/, the Supreme Court found the police to have no Constitutional obligation to protect individuals from private individuals. In 1856, the U.S. Supreme Court found (/South v. Maryland/) that law enforcement officers had no affirmative duty to provide such protection. In 1982 (/Bowers v. DeVito/), the Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit held, ...there is no Constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered by criminals or madmen.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

BIG picture

Anything's possible, some things are probable, a few things happen - - - --L. Reichard White, Tuesday, July 10, 2012 7:19

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Designated drivers

Politicians are just hood ornaments - it is multinational corporations that are driving the car. --Steve Lewis

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

What it's REALLY all about

You think it's about sex; Mother Nature knows it's about babies. --L. Reichard White, Tuesday, July 03, 2012 8:55 AM

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Who do YOU believe?

"If God said it, I'd believe it and that would end it. But who told you God said it and why do you believe them?" --L. Reichard White, a LONG time ago

Monday, June 18, 2012

Are YOU civilized?

The difference between "civilized" (cityfied) and uncivilized is that the "civilized" folks have ceded control AND "RESPONSE-ABILITY" to agents outside themselves. --L. Reichard White, June 18, 2012, 19:08:22

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Backwards and Upside-down

"Modern" man does things backwards and upside-down. Education for example. Rather than teaching someone when they're ready to learn, we insist they learn when we're ready to teach. --L. Reichard White, June 16, 2012, 11:36:36

Thursday, June 14, 2012

With protection like this, you need kevlar

One of the main repeating themes from U.S. Senators was, "We have to protect U.S. taxpayers from bailing out the banks again." Who was it that took your tax money and handed it to the banks the first time? The Senators are going to protect us -- from themselves? --L. Reichard White, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 1:42 PMon J.P. Morgan's Jamie Dimon testimony to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee (June 13, 2012)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

George Washington on government - - -

Government is not eloquence, it is not reason; it is force, and like fire, makes a dangerous servant and a fearful master. --George Washington

Friday, June 8, 2012

Why use cash?

Cash is safer. To rob you of cash, the robber has to confront you face-to-face or break into your house. And these days, you may be armed. But he can rob you of cash alternatives (credit, bank deposits, etc.) electronically without you even being aware of it. Further, cyber thieves can rob you not only of everything you have, but, by running up debts, money you haven't even earned yet. --L. Reichard White, June 8, 2012, 13:26:24

Where do jobs come from?

"You're supposed to find jobs that need doing, not create them." --my 90 year-old next door neighbor, Jack, Feb. 2009

Cognitive therapy

To understand is to forgive. --French proverb

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Who Cares More?

Who's more likely to worry about a plane crashing, the pilot of the plane (who's life is on the line) and its owners (who's money is on the line) - - - or FAA bureaucrats in Washington D.C. with nothing on the line? --L. Reichard White, June 5, 2012, 09:07:27

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

It's about those international abuse horror stories - - -

A lot of the abuses one hears about around the world are sort of like this:  Some awful thing like the "stoning"of an adultress or an honor killing occurs in Iran or India or Saudi Arabia and we hear about it in the West and think that those whole countries are like that.  In fact, most people in those countries are more outraged than we are, because its happening closer to home.  It's like if a story that some old man in Appalachia had married his 12 year old daughter was disseminated overseas. Some observers overseas might conclude that this is normal in America or that Americans approve of that sort of thing. --Anonymous

Monday, April 30, 2012


"The legal hallmark of dictatorship has always been Preventative Law -- the concept that a man is guilty until he is proven innocent." --Ayn Rand
"Bear with us here. We are used to reacting to crime after it happens. Preventing crime before it happens is new to us and we must adapt. Prevention is now our top priority. We're learning with each new incident." --U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft: CNBC, October 16, 2001, 12:45:10

What an immense mass of evil must result...from allowing men to assume the right of anticipating what may happen. --Leo Tolstoy

Two essential questions for harmonious relationships:

1. "What's in it for me?"

2. "What's in it for them?" 

If you can't answer both, until you can, think twice before proceeding.

--L. Reichard White, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6:04 AM