Monday, December 9, 2013
With all the things that are going on politically, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the latest goings on in that arena. We have all heard voices in the not to distance past, talking about the need for a Constitutional Convention to right the wrongs of our current government. Pick an issue, and there are many, there are far too many people who seem to think that a CC is the way to "fix things." And now I am seeing articles/stories to that effect on my news feed. Apparently the desire is again being expressed to convene a CC, so we can fix our country.
Folks, this is not 1787 and that group of clowns, misfits, ne'er do wells, and outright idiots in Washington, D.C. is not your Founding Father's Congress. The same can be said for far too many state houses as well. Do you really want to allow a CC to be convened and then wait to see what comes out of that? Seriously? I don't know about you, but the mere thought scares the hell out of me.
The fact is that there is nothing at all wrong with our "form" of government. There is, however, a great deal wrong with the people who occupy the seats of that government and ultimately, you're not going to like me for this, but ultimately the fault/responsibility lies with each and every one who continues to vote for incumbents who have proven themselves to be enemies of the Constitution and the Republic. Oh it's one thing to vote for an unknown quantity and then find out you were duped, but to see the actions of your current representative over several terms, to look at the record and compare it to the rhetoric, to see the lies and the damage done, and yet continue to vote for "your guy," while admonishing the rest of us to "vote the bums out," is the height of selfishness and stupidity.
You want to fix things? You want to return to a constitutional government in a free Republic? THEN STOP VOTING FOR THE LETTER NEXT TO THE NAME, STOP VOTING FOR WHOMEVER YOUR "PARTY" OR THE MSM TELLS YOU TO VOTE FOR. Educate yourself and vote for the person who most closely represents your values and stop rewarding bad behavior with your continued support. Your representative is not going to change his ways because you write him a nastygram and threaten to take away your vote, only to vote for him yet again in the next election. He knows this and so he will tell you what you want to hear. Like the husband who beats his wife, he will promise to be better and never do it again, and then, after he gets your vote again, go right back to slapping you around.
Wake up, people! Stop trying to lay the blame at everyone's feet but your own. You can fix this. You can fix it in the next election cycle. All you have to do is stop giving your vote to scofflaws who lie to you at every opportunity, knowing that you will vote for them again. And for the love of all that is good and decent, stop demanding a Constitutional Convention! That will only allow them to screw things up even more by codifying it into law.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Amazon.com has announced it wants to use drones to deliver your packages in 30 minutes. Is the widespread use of drones flying around everywhere more than likely with two way video and audio technologies good or bad for us and our privacy?
Could a dictator come to power and rule a nation or the entire world with an iron fist, controlling all who buy and sell. WILL THESE TYPES OF DRONES ALLOW HIM TO DO THIS MORE EASILY?
These drones will know your name, address and what you buy from a central database to deliver to you what you order. Will they talk, listen, video you? Will they have the capacity to spy on you at your front door?
Amazon said: "One day, Prime Air vehicles will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today."
If this is true of Amazon vehicles being as normal and frequent as mail or delivery trucks, then this will also be true of many other companies and government agencies. Will this be like the Jetsons and be no big deal or will it make life a surveillance and control dystopia by giving the a dictator the tools to control us through surveillance and commerce.
STORY AND VIDEO BELOW
By Alistair Barr, USA TODAY - 9:27 a.m. EST December 2, 2013
Amazon.com is testing delivering packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said on the CBS TV news show 60 Minutes Sunday.
The idea would be to deliver packages as quickly as possible using the small, unmanned aircraft, through a service the company is calling Prime Air, the CEO said.
Bezos played a demo video on 60 Minutes that showed how the aircraft, also known as octocopters, will pick up packages in small yellow buckets at Amazon's fulfillment centers and fly through the air to deliver items to customers after they hit the buy button online at Amazon.com.
The goal of the new delivery system is to get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less, the world's largest Internet retailer said. Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take "some number of years" as Amazon develops the technology further and waits for the Federal Aviation Administration to come up with rules and regulations, the company added.
Bezos told 60 Minutes that the service could be up and running in as few as four years — although he noted that he is an optimist when it comes to such things.
"One day, Prime Air vehicles will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today," the company said.
This is the latest futuristic effort by Bezos, who was an e-commerce pioneer in the 1990s and more recently popularized the e-reader — while pursuing personal projects such as private spaceflight and a 10,000-year clock built inside a mountain.
TAGS: Drone, Amazon, Delivery, 30 minutes, Surveillance, Dystopia, Jeff Bezos, 60 Minutes, CBS, Alistair Barr, USA TODAY
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
by MATTHEW BOYLE 5 Nov 2013
The ex-chief of staff for House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) helped Democrat Terry McAuliffe beat Republican Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia’s gubernatorial election race.
Boyd Marcus, the chief of staff for Cantor until 2003—who later teamed with another GOP operative Ray Allen to found the firm Marcus Allen, which Cantor employed until earlier this year—joined the McAuliffe campaign after Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, with whom Marcus campaigned, did not win the GOP nominee in Virginia.
“I was looking at the candidates, and I saw Terry McAuliffe as the guy who will work with everybody to get things done,” Marcus told the Associated Press in August when he joined McAuliffe’s campaign.
Cantor employed Marcus Allen until the day before Marcus left the firm to work for McAuliffe, at which point Allen dissolved it. NBC Washington reports that Allen will continue to work with Cantor. Cantor personally endorsed Cuccinelli in the race.
“I am enthusiastically supporting Terry McAuliffe for Governor because I believe he will work with both parties to advance an agenda that prioritizes economic growth,” Marcus added in a statement posted on McAuliffe’s website earlier this year.
Virginia needs an experienced businessman who will put the practical needs of our people ahead of political ideology. I’ve never before supported any Democrat, but this election Terry is the clear choice for mainstream conservatives. I am excited to work with him to grow the already-long list of prominent Republican leaders who are supporting his campaign. Virginia is facing tremendous economic headwinds and we need a Governor who is going to work with both parties.
Marcus is not the only establishment Republican who actually worked to help McAuliffe and undermine Cuccinelli.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
By Floyd Bayne
I ask Robert Sarvis some tough questions today.
Keywords: Robert Sarvis, Agenda 21, Obamacare, Medicaid Expansion, 2013 Virginia Transportation Tax Increase, Floyd Bayne, Gay Marriage, Big Government, UN, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe,
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Sarvis responds to the attacks by his campaign on Donna Holt and calling Agenda 21 a conspiracy theory
by Kirby Harris
Recently there was an attack by the Sarvis Campaign on Liberty Movement Hero and Activist Donna Holt and calling Agenda 21 a whacko conspiracy theory that Donna was spreading. I sent a letter to Sarvis directly through his Facebook Accounts.
Robert Sarvis has responded to me directly. The him referred to in his response is his campaign manager John Vaught LaBeaume:
Hi Kirby. I haven't actually seen the tweet but have heard there's quite a reaction to it. I certainly wasn't involved in the tweet and have already raked him over the coals for injecting his own editorial comments. I previously answered a question about Agenda 21 in this video at 2:10 http://youtu.be/cwM8CwhESkg
As for Donna Holt, I know she is involved in the liberty movement. I haven't met her, I don't think, but I have recently seen her name explicitly associated with blatant and clearly intentional misrepresentations of my positions. I don't know what was said about her in any tweets but the smear campaign is just rank dishonesty.
Keywords: Donna Holt, Robert Sarvis, Agenda 21, John Vaught LaBeaume, campaign manager, c4l, Campaign for Liberty, Ron Paul, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Sarvis Press Shop, conspiracy theories, UN, Twitter
@SarvisPress @bluesidetales @David_Boaz
Open letter to Sarvis about his Campaign attacking Liberty Movement Hero Donna Holt and calling the very real and dangerous Agenda 21 a conspiracy theory
Hello Mr Sarvis, I want you to know I am a libertarian who has fought hard within the Liberty Movement since 2007. Also I originally supported Ken C. Then when you entered the race I was going to support you, mainly because I did not like how Ken Cuccinelli and Mcauliffe treated you and kept you out of the debates. My initial decision to support for you was a hard decision because I know Ken personally and I have fought hard with him since 2007 for Liberty issues in Virginia. So since I belong to and run a lot of Liberty organizations I promoted both you and Ken by publishing an equal amount of articles pro and con about both of you. And while I support some of your very libertarian views, I have since read some of your non-libertarian views, and I had to switch back to Ken, BUT still was supporting your candidacy as a choice. And I Ad nauseam defended good people who were voting for you and got attacked heavily for it, especially since I was now supporting Ken. Also Floyd Bayne, who is a Liberty Movement hero and well known libertarian (whose credentials as a libertarian can NOT be denied) decided to support you, mainly because of how Ken and Mcauliffe treated you in the debates. And he has a huge following in the liberty/libertarian community. Well now he is reassessing supporting and voting for you. The reason: your campaign manager just shot your chances in the foot. A lot of people who were going to support you no matter what are changing their minds. Your manager just attacked another Liberty Movement hero and well known libertarian (whose credentials as a libertarian can NOT be denied), and a good friend of mine and Floyd's, Donna Holt. But lest you think this is personal you also attacked Agenda 21 as a wacko conspiracy. Any libertarian worth their salt knows this is real and NO conspiracy. Floyd and I know its real because we fought it here in Chesterfield County, Virginia. And we won against it mostly, though lost to some of its proposals. Now your campaign manager's (or your) confusion may come in because our Federal Government denied the UN's Agenda 21 officially, but its proponents are trying to get it rammed through via State and local governments. It is very real. I can excuse your campaign manager's ignorance on the issue. Now if you are smart, which I believe you are, and want to get those votes you just lost back, then I suggest you reprimand your campaign manager and have him retract this attack on Donna Holt and Agenda 21 as a conspiracy. If you don't I will assume you agree with him. I am going to publish this far and wide (and my social media reaches far and wide into the Liberty and Tea Party communities). I will not post any answer you give me here unless you want it on the record. Kirby Harris Virginia Liberty Party ChairmanRobert Sarvis response to me via his Official Campaign Facebook Account: Robert Sarvis has responded to me directly. The him referred to in his response is his campaign manager John Vaught LaBeaume:
Robert Sarvis Hi Kirby. I haven't actually seen the tweet but have heard there's quite a reaction to it. I certainly wasn't involved in the tweet and have already raked him over the coals for injecting his own editorial comments. I previously answered a question about Agenda 21 in this video at 2:10 http://youtu.be/cwM8CwhESkg
As for Donna Holt, I know she is involved in the liberty movement. I haven't met her, I don't think, but I have recently seen her name explicitly associated with blatant and clearly intentional misrepresentations of my positions. I don't know what was said about her in any tweets but the smear campaign is just rank dishonesty.Here is the screen capture: Keywords: Donna Holt, Robert Sarvis, Agenda 21, John Vaught LaBeaume, campaign manager, c4l, Campaign for Liberty, Ron Paul, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Sarvis Press Shop, conspiracy theories, UN, Twitter