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Where the name came from

What's with the title Woodpile Report? Well, it's this way, from January of 2004 until mid-2007 it was emailed to a subscibers list. In that form it was titled the Woodpile Weather Report. A picture of ol' Remus's woodpile appeared at the top as both a weather report and, by documenting the progression from log pile to chunkwood to a split 'n stacked woodpile, a witness to the seasonal changes. It was the thin thread from which comments hung. As thrilling as all that was, the comments metastasized and took over. But the title remains.

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Regime-speak

You're about to be lied to when they say-

a hand up
a new study shows
a poll by the highly respected
a positive step
are speaking out
arguably
arsenal
at-risk communities
best practices
broader implications
climate change
collectively
commonsense solutions
comprehensive reform
cycle of poverty
cycle of violence
demand action
denier
disenfranchised
disparate impact
disproportionately
diverse backgrounds
divisive
economically disadvantaged
embattled
emerging consensus
empower
enhance
experts agree
extremist
fair share
fiscal stimulus
fully funded
give back
giving voice to
greater diversity
growing support for
gun violence
hater
have issues
high capacity magazine
history shows
impacted by
impactful
in denial
inappropriate
inclusive environment
insensitivity
investing in our future
linked to
making a difference
making bad choices
marginalized
marriage equality
mean spirited
most vulnerable
mounting opposition to
multicultural
non-blaming
nonjudgmental
non-partisan, non-profit
not value neutral
nuanced
off our streets
on some level
oppressed minorities
our nation's children
outreach
people of color (sometimes, colour)
poised to
poor and minorities
positive outcome
potentially
progressive
public/private partnership
raising awareness
reaching out
reaffirm our commitment to
redouble our efforts
root cause
sends a message
shared values
social justice
solidarity with
sow discord
speaking truth to power
stakeholders
statistics show
sustainable, sustainability
the American People
the bigger issue is
the failed ...
the larger question is
the more important question is
the reality is
the struggle for
too many
too often
touched by
underserved populations
undocumented immigrant
vibrant community
voicing concern
war on ...
working families

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Hypercorrectness

You know who the media means by not saying who they mean when they say -


at-risk students
gang-related
gangbanger
low-income students
mob and rob
mobbing up
pack of teens
rival gang members
roving group
swarm mob
teen gang
teen mob
teen thugs
unruly crowd
urban youths
young people
young men
youth violence

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Tactics of the Left
Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have

Never go outside the experience of your people.

Whenever possible, go outside the experience of the enemy.

Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.

Ridicule is man's most potent weapon

A good tactic is one your people enjoy.

A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag.

Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period.

The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself.

Maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.

The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.

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How To Create A Socialist State
by Saul Alinsky

1) Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people

2) Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education — Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion — Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

8) Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

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Moscow Rules
via the International Spy Museum

Assume nothing.

Never go against your gut.

Everyone is potentially under opposition control.

Don't look back; you are never completely alone.

Go with the flow, blend in.

Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.

Lull them into a sense of complacency.

Don't harass the opposition.

Pick the time and place for action.

Keep your options open.

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Rules of Disinformation
via Proparanoid

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

Become incredulous and indignant

Create rumor mongers

Use a straw man

Sidetrack opponents with name calling, ridicule

Hit and Run

Question motives

Invoke authority

Play Dumb

Associate opponent charges with old news

Establish and rely upon fall-back positions

Enigmas have no solution

Alice in Wonderland Logic

Demand complete solutions

Fit the facts to alternate conclusions

Vanish evidence and witnesses

Change the subject

Emotionalize, antagonize, and goad

Ignore facts, demand impossible proofs

False evidence

Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor

Manufacture a new truth

Create bigger distractions

Silence critics

Vanish

Remus's antidote: tell the truth as plainly as you can. Humor helps.

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The Five Stages of Collapse
Dmitry Orlov

Financial Collapse. Faith in "business as usual" is lost.

Commercial Collapse. Faith that "the market shall provide" is lost.

Political Collapse. Faith that "the government will take care of you" is lost.

Social Collapse. Faith that "your people will take care of you" is lost.

Cultural Collapse. Faith in the goodness of humanity is lost.

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The Five Rules of Propaganda
Norman Davies

Simplification: reducing all data to a single confrontation between ‘Good and Bad', ‘Friend and Foe'.

Disfiguration: discrediting the opposition by crude smears and parodies.

Transfusion: manipulating the consensus values of the target audience for one's own ends.

Unanimity: presenting one's viewpoint as if it were the unanimous opinion of all right-thinking people: drawing the doubting individual into agreement by the appeal of star performers, by social pressure, and by ‘psychological contagion'.

Orchestration: endlessly repeating the same messages in different variations and combinations.”

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The Psychology of Cyber Attacks
Robert Cialdini
via securityintelligence.com

Principle of Liking - people tend to form trust with those they’re attracted to, both physically and emotionally

Social Proof - People are motivated more by what others do than a perceived or even quantifiable benefit

Rule of Reciprocation - Humans feel a sense of obligatory quid pro quo

Commitment & Consistency - Most people stick with their original decisions despite information that supports changing their course

Principle of Authority - Authority, whether real or perceived, elicits obedience in many people

Principle of Scarcity - People want to be included in exclusive offers and often make poor choices under pressure

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How to prosecute anybody

Look around for "suspicious" behavior, i.e., behavior on the part of a private citizen that can be made to appear suspicious

Ruthlessly probe every element of the "suspect's" life, using the effectively infinite resources of the State, until enough "suspicious" behavior has been amassed

Assemble a huge list of charges to place before a grand jury

Present the case in such a fashion as to promote the less plausible accusations and obscure the more plausible ones, thus securing a grab-bag indictment

Offer the indicted person a plea bargain that will spare him centuries in prison and complete pauperization at the bargain price of a few years and/or a few thousand dollars.

Francis Porretto

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Jan Vermeer, The Art of Painting, 1665

Vermeer paints Clio, muse of History. Expert and engaging information by Alejandro Vergara about this extraordinary painting is available at Essential Vermeer .

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Prof. Kris Sealey , a Member Of The African American Community, teaches Black Lives Matter and Critical Race Theory at Fairfield University, a private Roman Catholic school founded in 1942 by the Society of Jesus in Fairfield, Connecticut. The College Fix reports she teaches students about ‘the problem that is whiteness’, a theme of Critical Race Theory.

Critical Race Theory grew out of James Cone's execrable Black Liberation Theology—"To be Christian is to be one of those whom God has chosen. God has chosen black people"—of which Obama's mentor, Jeremiah Wright—"God damn America"—is the best known figure.

Central to Black Liberation Theology is wordy but otherwise undisguised contempt for whites that includes a demand for total subjugation of white people, meaning a life of unquestioning service to Members Of The African American Community without hope of redemption for the "original sin" of whiteness.

The attraction of Critical Race Theory for Members Of The African American Community is immediately understandable, its attraction for whites is less clear. Although it's no great surprise Fairfield University, like so many others, could be captured by its psychopathic animus, chunks of formerly stalwart fundamentalism are also falling gently into orbit.

It's not as if Black Liberation Theology is cryptic or devious, it's tailored for an audience given to direct, short sentences of small words. Its oft-repeated thesis is plainly put and impossible to misunderstand:

God’s revelation on earth has always been black, red, or some other shocking shade, but never white. Whiteness, as revealed in the history of America, is the expression of what is wrong with man. It is a symbol of man’s depravity.
Black Theology and Black Power, James Cone, 1969

A genuine academic would treat this cult like a bowl of fried eyeballs, worthy of examination, not something to serve guests. Published excerpts from Prof. Sealey's presentation do nothing to dispel the popular notion that teachers of this offal are depraved opportunists or irredeemable psychopaths. When someone's delusional by choice, something else is going on.

An equal and opposite reaction is underway however. The "problem that is whiteness" may turn out to be altogether different from what Prof. Sealey imagines.

Next item please.

The quote for this week comes from Porter's short essay, Faith Down In New Orleans, at Kakistocracy:

Why is Western man being clubbed in his own capitals by invaders so incompetent they would expire without his charity? The intellect is plainly still operative, though his critical instincts are not. Something has disabled the innate visceral impulses required for survival of everything from man to mole rats. But how do you keep a people from positive adaptivity who have navigated every environment, plague, and predator for over four hundred centuries?

Next item

Liam O'Connor over at Never Slavery posted these two short essays a while back. They're just what the title says—basic. From time to time it pays to reexamine yer premise.

Basics of Survival Part 1: Preparing

Basics of Survival Part 2: Post-Collapse

and finally,

Okay gang, 'nuff ranting and raving. Time to unleash yer ol' Woodpile Report.

 

1926. Ford Model T magazine ad

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Ford's Model T was produced from 1908 to May of 1927 when the fifteen millionth, and last, rolled off the assembly line. The T was so successful Ford did no advertising between 1917 and 1923, but its time was clearly over by 1926, in fact, the changeover to the Model A was under way when the ad below ran.

The Tudor Sedan shown in the ad went for $520, the base model Runabout was $290. Notice the pitch for the Ford Weekly Purchase Plan.

 

Remus's notebook

 

Campus Reform - While Evergreen State College students were protesting, the school's provost asked professors to go easy on students who "have diverted time and energy from their academic work."

Don Surber - Fraudulent voters fear Trump commission ... Colorado voters are begging to have their names taken off the registrar, for fear of being caught voting illegally

Zero Hedge - BofA Stunned By Drop In Gasoline Demand: "Where Is Driving Season?" ... the plunge in US gasoline demand "would require a US recession

Daily Mail - NY City Mayor de Blasio flies to Germany in support of mobs trashing and looting Hamburg ... I'll hold your beer, comrade

Powerline - The New York Times Is In Trouble ... Sarah Palin's lawsuit for “actual malice” looks winnable

Fox News - Muslim activist suggests resisting Trump is a 'form of jihad' ... she's also a former DNC delegate

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Stop the presses. Tear out page one. Here's your new headline: Mouthy Moslem Creep Calls For Jihad Against Trump.

Sun UK - Sun on brink of plunging into ‘deep solar minimum’ which could cause part of the Earth’s atmosphere to collapse ... suspect the sun is on the verge of a “deep solar minimum”, about to shower us with rays so intense that part of our atmosphere will collapse ... sun's rotation rate has slowed a bit at latitudes around about 60 degrees

Gateway Pundit - Taxpayer-Funded Boston Public Library Hosts ‘Drag Queen Story Time’ For Kids

YouTube - Anti-Fascist Trump protesters applaud speech comprised entirely of Hitler quotes. Video, 3m 32s ... cupcakes get owned

Colonel B. Bunney - And that wall is ... where? ... Ann right on target, as usual

American Thinker - Muslim 'refugee' called integration success – then slit his boss's throat ... celebrated assimilation story goes bad

American Digest - Macklemore spent the day granting every one of Grandma Helen’s wishes. YouTube video, 4m 14s.

art-remus-ident-04.jpg If this one don't lighten yer day, well, I jes don't wanna know you.

Ancient Origins - When Your Ancestral Forefather Is a Mummy: 19 Descendants of 5,300-Year-Old Ötzi the Iceman Identified In Austria

Wired - Juno Shatters Scientists' Jupiter Theories in Just 365 Days

National Geographic - We Could Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth. Here's How ... it's now possible to actually write DNA

Quintus Curtius - Edgar Allan Poe’s Sinister Inspiration For “The Cask Of Amontillado” ... "shining a light within the dank and fetid recess, the workmen made a strange discovery."

Daily Mail - Introducing the five-star sleeper bus: luxurious way to travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles ... 24 beds, a lounge and bathrooms

Jamestown Foundation - Learning and Adapting: al-Qaeda’s Attempts to Counter Drone Strikes ... unsophisticated efforts at evading drones appear to be all that is needed

Ancient Origins - New DNA Study Suggests African Humans Interbred With European Neanderthals Way Earlier Than We Think ... interbred between 470,000 and 220,000 years ago.

Washington Free Beacon - Gun Sales Fall Below Record in June, Remain Near All-Time Highs ... 2nd best June in history

 

Stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links

 

Adjustable warming, Daily Caller - Adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data. Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever. Nearly all of the warming they are now showing are in the adjustments.” Measurements “nearly always exhibited a steeper warming linear trend over its entire history,” which was “nearly always accomplished by systematically removing the previously existing cyclical temperature pattern.”

 

Fearless, Amazon - Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted. Chelsea Clinton is the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives including those that help to empower the next generation of leaders.

art-remus-ident-04.jpg A self-parody, rich as baklava, nothing can be added or subtracted to improve it, proof hothouse plants can be trained, if only to celebrate themselves. To be fair, Miss Chelsea excels at self-satisfied yet bewildered facial expressions, sincere enough, but reminiscent of hit-and-run drivers who don't remember anything about last night. It's understandable, she's a pleasantly retarded woman-child floating in a froth created by a hard woman, a life's simulacrum where wishes are needs and needs are met, hence the Thousand Nanometer Stare.

Heat Street - Chelsea Clinton is Sad No One Wants to Talk About Her Book on her Book Tour

 

Dysphoria, Taki's Magazine - The mainstream media’s utter surrender to the modern Gender Delusion constitutes the hugest abdication of journalistic standards I’ve seen in my lifetime, and that’s saying a mouthful. Almost across the board, they’ve swallowed this insane gender-denial rhetoric and will obediently refer to men as women and women as men and boys will be girls and girls will be boys. Despite the astronomical suicide rates of people with gender dysphoria, we’re trained under threat of perpetual social ostracism to pretend it’s all healthy and good, and that anyone who thinks otherwise is really the “sick” one.

 

Futures past, Aeon - We probably live in a universe of the future of past intelligences. The Universe is 13.8 billion years old and our galaxy is almost as ancient; stars and planets have been forming for most of the past 13 billion years. There is no compelling reason to think that the cosmos did nothing interesting in the 8 billion years or so before our solar system was born. Those early intelligences could have long ago reached the point where they decided to transition back from machines to biology. We’re examining possible futures for ourselves. It is conceivable that the Universe is already telling us what those options really are.

 

Gates gets it, RT - Microsoft founder Bill Gates has called on Europe to stop demonstrating generosity towards asylum seekers to avoid an overwhelming migrant influx. “On the one hand you want to demonstrate generosity and take in refugees, but the more generous you are, the more word gets around about this – which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa,” Gates said. Germany cannot “take in the huge, massive number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe.” Thus Gates advised European nations to take action in order to make it “more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via the current transit routes.”

 

1938. Washington DC

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Sea food restaurant at 1841 L Street. Fish Sandwich 10¢ On Corn Bread 15¢, Chitterlings 25¢, Oysters 1/2 Doz. 35¢, Doz. 65¢, Oyster Dinner with 2 Veg. 30¢. Today's Special, Chicken Dinner 35, Fish Dinner 25, Breaded Veal Cutlet 35, Roast Pork 30, Pork Chops 35, Bacon & Eggs 30, Brown Hash 20, Liver & Onions 25, Half Fried Chicken 49.

Multiply these prices by 17.36 for today's equivalent. For example, the fish dinner at a quarter in '38 would be $4.34 in today's bux.

For those north of the Mason-Dixie Line, chitterlings—also: chitlins—are pig intestines stuffed with chopped potatoes, onions, peppers, and so forth. Today it poses as a regional favorite, in times past it was the entree of last resort and everyone knew it.

 

Same address today. Less seafood but more taffeta.


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More stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links

 

CNN suicide watch, Town Hall - Normal Americans are receptive to Trump’s attacks on the media because they hate the mainstream media too. They are now woke to the unarguable fact that the mainstream media is almost entirely composed of liberal activists who hate normal people and who see absolutely nothing wrong with using their platform to aggressively promote a leftist agenda, all while presenting themselves as non-partisan public servants. It’s all a lie, and we know it, and beyond the hate directed at us, having the hypocrisy of it rubbed in our faces is even more galling. If you want the prestige and honor due a nonpartisan, objective truth teller, you need to actually be a nonpartisan, objective truth teller.

Zero Hedge - CNN's Ratings Collapse As Primetime Shows Draw Less Viewers Than Re-Runs Of "Yogi Bear"

Front Page - Gangsta News Network ... Trump-deranged CNN extorts online satirist for making fun of it

Ace of Spades - ... "We have the usual quisling cons in the legacy conservative media parroting this line of attack. "I have the courage to post under my own name," they boast, "so why don't you? Why would you care about being exposed unless you have something to hide..."

... "In a world where having the wrong opinion about gay marriage can cost you your job the way it did Brendan Eich, we've all got something to hide. Even the most squeaky clean among us don't want a bunch of leftist goons hassling us or our spouses at work simply for posting a gif someone at CNN doesn't like. This move by CNN—one applauded by the majority of the #NeverTrump conservative media—has nothing to do with anonymous internet trolls. It's about intimidating and silencing anyone with an opinion that they find offensive."

Daily Caller - CNN Plummets To 1 Star Rating On App Store After Threatening Reddit User ... It’s become a satire of itself

iBankCoin - Will Horrendous CNN Ratings, Advertiser Boycotts, And 4Chan’s Memetic War Destroy Billions In Time Warner Value?

Daily Beast - CNN: We Stand By Our Producer Caught in Right-Wing Sting Video ... of course they do

art-remus-ident-04.jpg CNN—the Jane Fonda of news networks, the distilled essence of what everyone loathes about mainstream media—has no idea what's happening to them. All the sweeter. When they aren't busy covering up the news, these insufferable, pompous shills take every opportunity to flaunt their contempt for anyone not them. May payback time last until the stars wink out.

 

Elusive recipe, Science Alert - An advanced concrete recipe allowed the Romans to construct magnificent structures that no builder would dare to attempt today. Making concrete the way Romans once did would be a boon to the modern building industry, especially when it comes to coastal structures, like piers that are constantly battered by the waves, or fanciful tidal lagoons to harness energy from waves. But unfortunately the recipes have been lost to the tooth of time, so our only shot at recreating the ancient material is to reverse-engineer it based on what we know about its chemical properties.

 

Excerpts of Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart - Sample ... "As most of the civilized world adopted the slogan “Je Suis Charlie,” The New Yorker published an essay entitled, “Unmournable Bodies,” attacking Charlie Hebdo for “racist and Islamophobic provocations.” Before the month was out, a number of British student unions, including the University of Manchester, banned Charlie Hebdo under their “safe space” policies, arguing that it made Muslim students uncomfortable. It made Muslim students uncomfortable? Well, I’m not sure that’s quite in the same league as making non-Muslim cartoonists dead. That, in a nutshell, is the modern Left for you."

Also see Washington Free Beacon - How Do You Solve a Problem Like Milo? Review: 'Dangerous' by Milo Yiannopoulos ... it all amounts to very little. Dangerous is a book mostly in the way that something by Bill O'Reilly or any other media figure is a book: short paragraphs strung together to pander to an audience.

 

Making science primitive, Social Matter - Progressives are now making a strong attempt at infiltrating the sciences, particularly by introducing and intermingling concepts like race, racism, cosmology and the time space continuum. The reason for introducing the concept of the social nature of science is because progressives have run into the problem of science and reality not aligning with their belief system and ideology. When reality cannot be ignored, progressives cite mystical factors that conform to progressive ideology. These studies are slipped into peer reviewed journals, they get cited many times over in other papers. It is not science, not modern science.

 

1938. Shenandoah Pennsylvania

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg A coal miner's living room. Shenandoah is a coal-mining town in east central Pennsylvania. In 1938 the population was about 20,000, now it's less than 5,000. Shenandoah mines produce high quality anthracite coal, including a metallurgical grade found in only 1% of the world's reserves.

 

Even more stuff you may want to think about
Synopsis with links

 

Dotcom 3.0, Amerika - We are dependent on debt, both in public and private, to international banks and foreign nations, many of which are unstable. When we go, they go. When they go, everything goes. We have prime conditions for an apocalyptic market endgame. Our debt was borrowed to fund worthless stuff. Our products are aging and no longer good for high margin returns. Markets are consolidating to a few big actors, and they are often dependent on government. Individual consumers have over-invested in these scheme and taken on a huge debt load. The entire structure is propped up and waiting for just the right strike to disintegrate entirely.

 

Used car glut, Reuters - Carmakers are aligning with auto auction houses with aggressive moves to make sure they are getting the best prices for their vehicles. Such maneuvers include transporting the automobiles to where the greater demand is, spending more to spruce up used cars and slowing the pace which leased cars get moved to used car lots or auction houses. 90 percent of the vehicles being painted or undergoing small fixes are cars that have just come off lease. Propping up used car values makes sense, but automakers will have to do more to stem the flow of used cars longer-term by trimming inventory.

 

Trump in Poland, Don Surber - President Trump's message to the Poles was that of our great nation, and really, all lovers of freedom—which they hate. "America loves Poland and America loves the Polish people." We should. In the American Revolution, they sent us Tadeusz Kościuszko, a hero every West Pointer admires, Casimir Pulaski who saved Washington's life, and Haym Salomon, who financed the war, and never was completely re-paid. But the main reason our adversaries hate us is we are the spine of Western Civilization.

 

Enough already , The Jewish Right - Jews should look with concern at the anti-Semitic parts of the alt right. No argument there. Do you really think, however, that the openly racist, sexist, and bigoted rhetoric of the left is somehow “better”? Is it better because they attack White people instead of Jewish people? Many on the left see Jews as White, so their attacks on Whites are also attacks on us. We do need to move away from a “progressive” movement that is becoming a real threat. Jewish people: We’re not “oppressed” and we have little in common with those who claim to be.

 

1945. Leipzig Germany

 

art-remus-ident-04.jpg The US 2nd and 69th Infantry Divisions entered Leipzig in late April, 1945. Already battered by repeated bombing, the city of about 600,000 was taken by ferocious urban warfare. In the photo, an M4 Sherman has taken a hit, flames are visible in the driver's hatch, and a crewman's body lies in the street under a blanket. The war ended only weeks later, on May 8. Leipzig was handed over to the Soviets in July.

 

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Notate Bene

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission.
Ayn Rand

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Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants and debt is the money of slaves.
Traditional

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If, before undertaking some action, you must obtain the permission of society—you are not free, whether such permission is granted to you or not. Only a slave acts on permission. A permission is not a right.
Ayn Rand

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The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
Ayn Rand

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Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.
George Orwell, 1984

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There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand

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The socialist ideal eventually goes viral, and the majority learns to game the system. Everyone is trying to live at the expense of everyone else. In the terminal phase, the failure of the system is disguised under a mountain of lies, hollow promises, and debts. When the stream of other people's money runs out, the system collapses.
Kevin Brekke

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When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you … you may know that your society is doomed.
Ayn Rand

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Because the regime is captive to its own lies, it must falsify everything. It falsifies the past. It falsifies the present, and it falsifies the future. It falsifies statistics ... It pretends to fear nothing. It pretends to pretend nothing.
Vaclav Havel

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Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
H. L. Mencken

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We have reached a point of diminishing returns in our public life. Hardly anything actually needs doing. We may in fact be past that point; not only does nothing much need doing, but we'd benefit if much of what has been done were to be undone.
John Derbyshire

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The hallmark of authoritarian systems is the creation of innumerable, indecipherable laws. Such systems make everyone an un-indicted felon and allow for the exercise of arbitrary government power via selective prosecution.
Ayn Rand

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Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.
Thomas Jefferson

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When you are fed, there are many problems. When you are hungry, there is one problem.
NoPension at Zero Hedge

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We have reached the stage where satire is prophecy.
Theodore Dalrymple

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