Racing Past Justice

Like most of you, I was only dimly aware of the existence of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin before last week. And like most of you, my familiarity with the two of them was limited to the bare bones of the case: Some guy shot and killed another guy who was wandering around inside a gated community, and the cops decided against pressing charges against the shooter because no evidence existed to counter his claim that he acted in self-defense. Figuring there was little more to the story—and considering Florida’s enactment of the “stand your ground” law which allows citizens to face down attackers with deadly force instead of running like scared bunnies—I didn’t give the case of Zimmerman and Martin much more attention.

And then, the Democrats—led by President Barack Obama—not only stepped into the fray; they stepped on a political land mine. As the usual vultures descended on Sanford, Fla., to turn what still appears to be a case of self-defense into a race war, something important disappeared behind the veil of liberal hate: justice.

I don’t know much about either Zimmerman or Martin. George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain and apparent newest target for hate groups like the Nation of Islam and the oddly ubiquitous New Black Panther Party, is a Hispanic man who may or may not have been acting in self-defense. Meanwhile, Trayvon Martin may or may not have attacked Zimmerman and precipitated his own demise. Zimmerman might be a loose-cannon type who ventured in search of blood and found it; or he might be an everyman hero who rid the planet of another dangerous predator. Martin might have been the next Clarence Thomas or Allen West; or he might have been the next Derek Bell or Al Sharpton. Unfortunately, the liberal swarm which has invaded the Sunshine State didn’t bother to find out before they rushed to judgment.

Now, instead of the measured response demanded by these same liberals when Troy Davis zeroed out at the tables, we’re treated to left wing blowhards—most of whom are whiter than Sunday at The Masters®—turning rhetorical cartwheels in an effort to make race the only discussion.

The self-serving attempts by some to insert race into this tragedy (and it IS a tragedy—for everyone involved) is particularly odious. A young black man is dead, killed by a Hispanic man who may or may not have been acting in self-defense. That’s ALWAYS terrible; for the shooter and the “shootee” alike. What everyone seems to forget when they turn these cases into public referenda is that both are PEOPLE; with families and friends.

Whether it’s vile parasites like MSNBC shock-talker Al Sharpton trying to make this into a black-white skirmish (which it can’t be, since Zimmerman is neither), buffoons like Geraldo Rivera somehow linking it to “hoodies” (which isn’t a far cry from “Of course she got raped; look at how she was dressed!”), the always-ridiculous New Black Panther Party placing a $10,000 dead or alive “bounty” on Zimmerman’s head (which introduces an interesting point: if the liberal concern in this case is about a lack of response by the justice system, then why do liberals remain silent on the lack of response by the justice system to terroristic threats from a known hate group?) or Obama guaranteeing race would overshadow right when he stated: “You know, if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”

Actually, if Obama had a son, I suspect he’d have bigger ears. But what the hell does that even mean? Does Obama mean to suggest that they would look alike because Martin was black (unlike the President, who is only 50 percent black)? Did the President of the United States just suggest that all black people look alike?

If George Zimmerman acted in self-defense, then Trayvon Martin’s race is inconsequential. And if Zimmerman is some idiot cowboy—well, that’s homicide—and we have remedies for that, too. As a good and wise friend of mine—who is not only a defense lawyer but also a committed Democrat suggested: “Let the law apply itself.”

-Ben Crystal

‘Stand-Your-Ground’ Law Focus In Trayvon Martin Case

SANFORD, Fla., (UPI) — A prosecutor in the Florida case against the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of killing Trayvon Martin said it may be tough to get a conviction.

State Attorney Angela Corey, the lead prosecutor in the case against George Zimmerman, pointed to Florida’s “stand-your-ground law,” which allows a person to use deadly force if attacked.

“The stand-your-ground law is one portion of justifiable use of deadly force,” Corey said told ABC News. “And what that means is that the state must go forward and be able to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. … So it makes the case in general more difficult than a normal criminal case.”

Zimmerman shot Martin, 17 and black, Feb. 26 after following him and telling police Martin looked suspicious because he was wearing a hoodie.

Zimmerman and Martin fought and Zimmerman fatally shot Martin.

The shooting and the fact Zimmerman has not been arrested or charged have brought widespread protest and outrage.

Zimmerman has claimed self-defense, and Craig Sonner, a lawyer representing him, told ABC News he would likely invoke the stand-your-ground law.

When Zimmerman fired the single shot into Martin’s chest, he thought “one of them was going to die that night,” Sonner said.

The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI are investigating the case as a possible hate crime.

ABC News said there’s enormous pressure from local and State authorities for Zimmerman’s arrest.

Corey said if Zimmerman is charged, it might not be for weeks.

Meanwhile, hundreds of students at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High, the school Martin attended, dressed in black Monday to protest, The Miami Herald reported.

Last week, students protested at more than 30 Miami-Dade schools and staged walkouts at about 10 schools in Broward County.

Obama Re-Election Would Spell Doom

Dear Bob,

My largest asset and largest source of income is working interest ownership of oils production. The producing wells are in America (Texas), therefore it is not possible to take my money and move it out of the country. Thankfully inflation will not be a problem. Please comment on the possibility that I might lose! all or part of my asset to seizure, outrageous taxes or other methods.

Daniel L.

Dear Daniel L.,

Both seizure and outrageous taxes are a real possibility. The Obama regime is the most hostile regime ever toward domestic energy production. In his Cabinet are people who are aligned philosophically with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, who has seized many domestic industries. The Obama regime has pushed openly for cap-and-tax and “windfall profits” legislation in a direct attack on energy production. If Obama is re-elected and a Democrat majority in both House of Congress results from the November elections, your assets will be in real danger.

Best wishes,

Bob

Facebook Says Employers Can’t Ask For Passwords

MENLO PARK, Calif. (UPI) — Facebook says employers who require employees or job applicants to provide access to passwords could face legal action from the U.S. social media giant.

The company says it has seen a marked increase in reports of employers or others seeking to gain access to people’s Facebook profiles or private information.

“This practice undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user’s friends,” Erin Egan, Facebook’s chief privacy officer, said Friday in a Facebook post. “It also potentially exposes the employer who seeks this access to unanticipated legal liability.”

The company said it is most concerned with instances in which employers ask prospective or actual employees to reveal their passwords.

“If you are a Facebook user, you should never have to share your password, let anyone access your account, or do anything that might jeopardize the security of your account or violate the privacy of your friends.”

Facebook said it has made it a violation of the company’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities to share or solicit a Facebook password.

The company warned employers could open themselves up to claims of discrimination if they see protected information, such as a person’s age, and then fail to hire them.

Facebook said it will use legal means, if necessary, to protect the privacy of Facebook users.

“We’ll take action to protect the privacy and security of our users, whether by engaging policymakers or, where appropriate, by initiating legal action, including by shutting down applications that abuse their privileges.”

Part Two Of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ To Hit Theaters This Fall

The second part of the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” — the novel that every proponent of free-market capitalism and individual liberty should read — is due to hit theaters next fall.

The book, which was published in 1957, is lauded as Rand’s greatest achievement and last work of fiction. In the novel Rand dramatizes her unique philosophy through an intellectual mystery story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics and sex, leaving readers pondering a questions throughout: Who is John Galt?

The story follows the book’s female protagonist, Dagny Taggart, as she struggles to manage a transcontinental railroad amid the pressures and restrictions of massive bureaucracy. Her reaction to a libertarian group seeking an end to government regulation is first negative, but is later modified in her encounter with a utopian community, Galt’s Gulch, whose members regard self-determination rather than collective responsibility as the highest ideal.

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  • Reality exists independent of consciousness.
  • Human beings have direct contact with reality through sense perception.
  • One can attain objective knowledge from perception through the process of concept formation and inductive logic.
  • The proper moral purpose of one’s life is the pursuit of one’s own happiness (or rational self-interest).
  • The only social system consistent with this morality is full respect for individual rights embodied in laissez-faire capitalism.
  • The role of art in human life is to transform humans’ metaphysical ideas by selective reproduction of reality into a physical form — a work of art — that one can comprehend and to which one can respond emotionally.

Rand’s works and philosophy have influenced thousands of people throughout the years, including political figures like Presidential candidate Ron Paul and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, among others.

The release of the second part of Rand’s iconic novel follows the release of part one of the series last April.

Part one trailer:


Part two teaser:

Rand discusses the difference between liberty and socialism:

CPR For Your Food Storage

Food can be dead or alive. Foods that sprout are considered live foods, and processed food is considered empty and dead.

Most dehydrated fruits and vegetables sold in gallon-sized cans for the purpose of long-term storage are still alive because the drying process is done at a low enough temperature that the enzymes remain intact. Dehydrated and freeze-dried fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and legumes can be purchased at www.peggylayton.com.

Enzymes, the biochemical catalysts in each cell, orchestrate complex biological processes. Every transformation — every nutrient breakdown and transfer — involves enzymes. They are life.

Killing Enzymes

Canned food has no enzymes because, during the canning process, the food is heated to kill bacteria. Unfortunately, the process also destroys what is needed to digest it.

Fresh produce from the grocery store also might be dead. Produce, grain and foodstuffs that are shipped from areas outside of the United States often are irradiated to kill bacteria coming in from the country where the food was grown.

What is irradiation? Purdue University’s Department of Animal Sciences describes the process as such: “Irradiation is a method of preservation which uses ionizing radiation to destroy or inactive many of the microorganisms which cause meat to spoil and cause food-borne illnesses. Because irradiation does not destroy all microorganisms, food treated by irradiation must still be refrigerated or it will spoil.”

That’s a good thing, right? We don’t want meat that will spoil and go rancid. But other foods are irradiated, too. The premise is that this will protect the consumer from harmful bacteria, including Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, Shigella and E. coli O157:H7.

The Texas Agricultural Extension Service notes that such bacteria are commonly found on many raw foods. Food irradiation kills harmful bacteria but also kills live enzymes in the food. It’s a double-edged sword. That is why it is vital to purchase organic food, locally grown or homegrown, and make sure it is chemical- and pesticide-free.

Enzymes Keep Your Body Running

Enzymes keep you going. The minute food is harvested or an animal is killed, enzymes jump into action to start breaking it down. That is not good if your food must be shipped a long distance. Most food breaks down within 12-36 hours.

Why is it important that enzymes break down the food? Enzymes start to break down the sugars and carbohydrates so that the food is easier to digest. Without this digestion process, your body has to produce its own enzymes to break down the food.

Chewing food well begins breaking it down for digestion, and the process is aided by enzymes in your saliva.

When we eat mainly processed, cooked and irradiated foods, we place the responsibility on our bodies to produce all of the enzymes to process the food.

The pancreas does the brunt of the work, by producing the enzymes and processing sugars that weren’t broken down. If we overtax the pancreas, what happens? Diabetes.

Dr. Edward Howell, who pioneered enzyme research, notes that when we don’t take in enzymes from their natural source (unprocessed food), the result is: shortened lifespan, illness and lowered resistance to stress.

Humans and animals that mostly eat cooked food have enlarged pancreases because this organ tries to increase its function. What decreases in size because it’s not being used or is not being given the correct amount of nutrition? The brain! Your brain actually shrinks when you eat a diet high in cooked foods.

Some enzymes such as proteases contribute to anti-inflammatory responses. They assist in reducing swelling and reactions to foreign invaders. Our autoimmune responses depend on adequate amounts of enzymes being on board.

Dr. Howell also found in his studies that most animals have digestive enzymes only in the passageway from the stomach down, but not in the mouth. The exception? Humans.

Why? Because animals in their natural environments eat raw food. When the animals chew raw food, the natural enzymes in the food are released.

Because humans don’t eat only raw food, nature helps them with oral enzymes such as amylase, which breaks complex carbohydrates down to sugars that can be available for the body. Lactase breaks down milk sugars. Protease breaks down protein. And sucrase digests sugars.

Columbia University’s Dr. Max Wolf and Dr. Helen Benitez discovered that using both animal- and plant-derived enzymes has a potentiated effect in healing.

New research by Michael W. Loes, M.D. reveals that oral enzyme supplementation may be the new aspirin alternative. Imagine the idea that giving your body naturally occurring enzymes in live food can heal your body.

In times of stress (like now) it is vital that you give your body the enzymes it needs if you want to be able to survive even more devastating and demanding times. The time to boost your body is now, before a crisis!

Get The Enzymes You Need

While almost 3,000 enzymes have been identified, it is estimated that more than 50,000 exist. Plants naturally contain just what we need in order to digest them. So how do we get enzymes into our systems?

  1. Grow your own food. The only way to ensure that you are getting all the enzymes a plant or animal has to offer is to grow it yourself. Carefully research the grain and animal feed that goes into your chickens, ducks, goats and cows. Consider your pets’ needs. If they eat enzyme-depleted food, their bodies will have the same problem.
  2. Shop organically. Organic meat and produce have many benefits, the main advantage being reduced chemical spraying. There are more enzymes in food grown organically.
  3. Take supplemental enzymes. Live greens will provide needed enzymes. If you don’t have live greens, the best thing to do is to add Live Greens Powder to your food storage. Keep it cold in a basement or in the refrigerator or freezer to extend the storage life. You can make a Live Green Powder drink or breakfast smoothie that will have high nutritional value.

Live Green Powder Drink

In a blender, mix:

  • 20 ounces of rice or almond milk, fresh milk or reconstituted powdered milk
  • 2 frozen bananas or ½ cup of frozen berries, freeze-dried fruit or frozen fruit
  • 2 teaspoons Live Greens with Peppermint for digestion support (Click here to learn more.)
  • 1-large scoop of your favorite vegetable protein powder
  • 1-small scoop of Sunfood powdered Organic Cacao Powder Raw Chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • 20 drops of ION stabilized oxygen, to boost the immune system and oxygenate the blood (Click here for more information on ION. I have amazing testimonials on my website of people getting better from all kinds of ailments because of stabilized oxygen, which helps the body’s immune system fight infections.)

The Live Green products sold at www.peggylayton.com are processed at a very low temperature. At an organic farm in the western Rocky Mountains, young plants are grown in high altitudes that are protected from lower atmosphere pollution access. The soil the greens are grown in is nutrient- and mineral-rich from previous volcanic deposits. Add the clean water from the Rocky Mountain reservoirs, and you have a high-quality product that is nutrient- and enzyme-intense. The Live Green Drink contains peppermint essential oils to aid in digestion. The included greens — alfalfa, barley, wheat, oat grass, spinach and yucca — are probiotic-cultured to add healthy bacteria to your gut to further promote digestion and bioavailability of enzymes. This 100 percent organic product has no chemicals, preservatives, fillers, artificial additives, coloring or flavorings.

I keep protein powder and greens as well as health supplements in my food storage. I rotate them and restock so they don’t expire.

The Live Green Drink costs $29.95. The ingredients in this pint container has 90 servings

One pound of Cacao Powder costs $16.99 (recommended for daily shakes to last about 2 months).

I am the author of seven books on the subject of food storage and survival. If you are interested in any of the books, the Live Greens Powder, Cacao Powder or ION stabilized oxygen to boost the immune system, click here.

–Peggy Layton

Rule Change Allows More Government Monitoring

The Federal government is now allowed to store personal information about private citizens with absolutely no ties to terrorism for up to five years, expanding previous authority under new rules implemented by the Administration of Barack Obama.

Before the change, the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) was supposed to immediately destroy intelligence information about Americans when they were deemed to have no clear ties to terrorism. Government officials who want the right to spy on every American have used terror attempts to justify their actions.

“Following the failed terrorist attack in December 2009, representatives of the counterterrorism community concluded it is vital for NCTC to be provided with a variety of datasets from various agencies that contain terrorism information,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a statement last Thursday. “The ability to search against these datasets for up to five years on a continuing basis as these updated guidelines permit will enable NCTC to accomplish its mission more practically and effectively.”

Officials claim the guidelines will make the Nation safer by making sure relevant terrorism information is readily accessible to analysts, according to The Washington Post.

Earlier this year, the FBI and the Department of Justice released a series of flyers that outline possible indicators of terrorist plotting. The flyers noted many obscure activities that many Americans do every day, such as paying for things with cash, taking photos, etc. Over the past several months, the government has taken steps to make it possible to subject nearly any person to the scrutiny of a terror investigation.

The True Nature Of Politics

Politicians are employees of the state.

What’s the mystery? Why are these people (with some few exceptions) so against the American people? Why do they consistently promote socialism? Why do they have no financial responsibility? Why do they always promote socialist agendas like Obamacare and the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that do away with human and personal liberties that have existed since the Magna Carta was issued?

Do not be deceived. Subversive elements can hollow out the soul of a nation without destroying its flag and national symbols, with very few people alert to what is happening. People, in their oblivion, think that they are still free if they don’t see tanks rumbling down the streets, armed guards and barbed wire, and fortified buildings with barred doors and windows.

Modern population control is not conventional warfare and military occupation. Modern warfare is psychological warfare. War has evolved into a form of false benevolence that masks tyranny in its most pernicious forms. It removes from the collective mind of the populace the thought that those being “protected” are, in fact, the target of the attack.

The pretenses and propaganda are so real that all but a few are deceived about the modus operandi of the political establishment charade. The state-induced psychosis segments and divides strangers, families and friends against themselves and polarizes the collective population against a small, alert minority.

This unbalanced situation can go on for years. Unbeknownst to the ruling elite, they continually self-destruct while their greed blinds them to reality that resistance is building sub-rosa.

People can be oppressed (pacified) to the extreme with propaganda and social welfare until a critical tipping point or shock potential is reached. At that point, physical pain and privation become general awareness, and demonstrations and riots appear.

This, too, can be suppressed with superior force for a time, but the same harsh armed suppression causes a greater portion of the populace to realize that government force is on one side and the citizenry on the other. This triggers a swell of capped rebellion to express itself and join the crowd.

So what happens? The state, in its unbridled greed, self-destructs. When the thousands of greedy bureaucrats and paid politicians overplay their greed so that chicanery in government is widespread and widely visible, it sparks social and militant revolution between the state and an aroused people who have guns. This is now!

Nothing can change this spontaneous process. It might blow hot and cold with twists and turns in the propaganda and a few million more food stamps. But the end is in sight and the crowds of people are beginning to see reality: A change of regime is at hand.

The old entrenched crowd must go, and some must be tried for treason. The hangman must be hanged!

Now, my friends, what do you imagine has delayed and postponed the liberation of the people from a greedy and despotic government? The answer is that there are two kinds of people in the world, and always have been, and never the twain shall be one. On one side is the great mass of basically honest people, then there is government.

All governments by nature attract greedy and parasitic people. In short, these are people who have the born mentality to live off of other people.

Politics and government are perfectly made for them. Keep in mind, there are a few exceptions. These (shall I call them humanoids?) have unusual qualities and attributes of personality that present them as benevolent, caring and concerned people with absolutely no hint that they wear masks that hide them as charlatans and greedy monsters. Under the masks they are Satanists devouring whom they will. Greed and aggrandizement are their silent forte.

Many of them belong to secret societies that historically have been at the center of subversive movements. Boy, this is mum!

We will call these people humanoids because they are deviants and devious. They have no conscience and no moral scruples. They are no respecter of persons except a feigned glow to extract something.

Their every thought is how to make the world flow to themselves. They would rip off their own parents or mate. “Selfish” is a kind word we can use to describe them.

What shall we call those people besides humanoids? By definition they are psychopaths. A more gentle term is sociopaths.

A caveat here is that most psychopaths don’t know that they are psychopaths. This makes them even more aggressive and sinister. They can kill people en masse for aggrandizement and greed. They hate wealth if it is not theirs. Sound familiar?

Another caveat: There are many rich and wealthy people who are not psychopaths.

Government is something for nothing as exemplified in the fiat monetary system. Something for nothing attracts greed and parasites. For sociopaths, government appears to offer something for nothing — an easy life and easy riches.

Sociopathic politicians and bureaucrats are usually intelligent and articulate. They know how to articulate and to harness the power of speech. They quickly learn control words as expressed here, and they repeat the themes of the elite and the party line. They are cold and calculating, and their every intent is to stay in office and stay in government.

Almost no politician will advocate a gold-backed currency. They won’t even mention it because gold is an economic straight jacket for Big Government and its politicians.

No politician will mention limiting House and Senate terms of office. No politician will advocate a bill to eliminate the privileges of office like their special healthcare and retirement benefits. Government is a privileged and plush existence for bureaucrats and politicians.

Politicians are afraid not to beat the drums for war because war is the agenda of the warfare-welfare state. They will support and mimic any war propaganda. Sociopaths/psychopaths will sell to the highest bidder as Judas sold out Jesus Christ for 30 pieces of silver.

Political sociopaths collectively cannot imagine themselves suffering the same punishment, misery and impoverishment that they have vented upon the American people. They have no conscience and they cannot discern that they are destroyers of law and order and that indeed they are destroying the system.

So you will know, in closing, we profile the sociopath:

  • He has glibness and superficial charm.
  • He is manipulative and cunning. Under his feigned charm, he is covertly hostile and domineering.
  • He has a grandiose sense of self.
  • He is a pathological liar.
  • He has no remorse, shame or guilt.
  • He has shallow emotions.
  • He has incapacity for love.
  • He is not concerned about how many lives he wrecks.
  • He usually has promiscuous sexual behavior.
  • He has a poor work ethic but is a master of exploiting others.
  • He has versatility and will change his image quickly to avoid prosecution.
  • He is contemptuous of anyone who understands them, like this writer.
  • He thinks only of his own immediate gratification.

Politicians in America are employees of the state. This must be understood! Until this is understood, we have no hope.

AIG Hits Payback Milestone

WASHINGTON (UPI) — American International Group, recipient of $182 billion in bailout funds, has repaid in full the U.S. Treasury’s preferred equity investment, the department said.

With a payment of $1.5 billion made Thursday, AIG has reached that repayment goal a year of ahead of schedule, the department said in a statement.

That leaves the Treasury — or, one could say, U.S. taxpayers — with $45 billion invested in the firm, “which represents more than 75 percent reduction from that original commitment,” the department said.

The Treasury Department currently holds 1.248 billion shares of AIG common stock, 70 percent of the firm’s outstanding common stock, which is valued at $35.7 billion.

“In the dark days of the financial crisis, when commitments to AIG totaled $182 billion, few would have believed that we’d already be able to reduce that amount by more than 75 percent,” said Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability Tim Massad.

“This demonstrates the significant progress that AIG and the government have made in restructuring the company’s business so that it can repay taxpayers,” he added.

The Treasury also took in another $14.6 billion from AIG this month, including $6 billion from the sale of AIG common stock and $8.6 billion in prior repayments of the preferred equity investment.

Immigration Reform, Democrat-Style


 
Obama’s just making it up as he goes along. The TSA always gets their man; more or less. Lil’ Johnny Ambulance-chaser goes “pro.” And Brian Williams raises the alarm! All this — plus — the fleabaggers didn’t even put the seat down. Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!