Wisdom Hunt

Combatting misinformation and disinformation with conventional wisdom

Russia Must Pay!

On July 19, 2014, a day that will live in infamy, Vladimir Putin singlehandedly shot down Malaysian Airliner MH-17. How do I know this to be a fact?

Because the nonpartisan, independent, unbiased journalists in the U-S-A and allied countries told me so:

"Jetliner explodes over Ukraine struck by missile, officials say"..."Weapon seen as Russian-made"

“Jetliner explodes over Ukraine struck by missile, officials say”…”Weapon seen as Russian-made”

"A Russian-made missile blasted a Malaysia Airliner jet out of the sky"

“A Russian-made missile blasted a Malaysia Airliner jet out of the sky”

"Ukraine rebels blamed" "US says if Putin is involved...THERE'LL BE HELL TO PAY" Time to pay with hell, Putin!

“Ukraine rebels blamed” “US says if Putin is involved…THERE’LL BE HELL TO PAY” Time to pay with hell, Putin!

"Rebels accused"...because they did it.

“Rebels accused”…because they did it.

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Blurbs include: “Pro-Russian rebels suspected of missile attack” and “Ukraine denounces act of terrorism”

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Note the picture of Putin next to the title. “I’m saying saying he did it, but he did it.”

See! Putin did it!

See! Putin did it!

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That last one is a joke of course, and an unfunny one at that.

“What the Media Won’t Report About Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17”??? Shocking that the OK (Original Kook) himself thinks that he knows more than all those preceding reputable journalists do combined.

So let’s review the facts, shall we?

FACT: A Russian-made missile shot down the plane.
FACT: Ukrainian rebels are aligned with Russia.
FACT: Putin is Russian.
FACT: Therefore, Putin shot down the plane.
BONUS FACT!: Russia is the same thing as the USSR, sworn nemesis of the United States for life.

Kooks like Ron Paul can argue all day that:

  • The Ukrainian government also uses the exact same Russian-made weapons.
  • The separatists and Russia have nothing to gain by shooting down a civilian plane.
  • The Ukrainian government benefits by having world (especially US opinion) against Russia, considering that they are fighting one another.
  • The separatists likely don’t even have the proper training to use the type of missile system that shot down MH-17.
  • This is all eerily similar to the chemical weapons that were used in Syria and blamed on Assad and used as justification to get support in the US for going to war there.

But the FACTS (and BONUS FACT!) cited by the US media (which would never agree with the US government on any substantial issue) would disagree.

So whose side are you on? Our sworn enemy the USSR with its evil ruler Putin and the kook Ron Paul or the side of good, justice and the American way?

It is time to get involved in another pointless, evil, costly, despicable war so that we can stamp out the likes of the evil Putin FOREVER! Just like we did in Iraq:

Kookfest (Porcfest) 2014

Typical kook male (note the voluntary logo on the right leg and giant anarchy logo on the left arm, plus BEARD)

During the first week of July (because one day on July 4th just isn’t close to sufficient), all TRUE Americans celebrate America’s status as God’s chosen people and our supremacy in every fathomable way over every other country ever to exist in the history of the universe. It is how the founding fathers would have wanted it.

But just a week prior, a band of truly UN-American kooks gathers in New Hampshire to celebrate the idea of freedom, or at least what they consider to be freedom. The event is called Porcfest, a gathering of the kookiest kooks of all: those that feel strongly enough about anarchy to actually live it for a week, celebrating hard drugs (marijuana mostly), internet game tokens (bitcoin), poor man’s barbarous relics (silver) and guns.

And it is that last item that initially had me worried, but then…strangely hopeful.

Why hopeful? Have you never considered where all these mass shootings occur??

It is a well known fact that places teeming with guns, such as schools, universities, government post offices, and gun-free theaters also happen to be where most mass shootings take place.

It is also a well known fact that never in history has a gun actually stopped a violent crime (except in the trained hands of your helpful government killer, the police.)

Ipso facto, with all those guns around at Porcfest, soon enough all the kooks will kill each other off in a wave of violence.

When that glorious day comes, TRUE Americans like you and I can finally celebrate the day these anarchic challengers of state propaganda left us alone to truly be ruled by our overlords.

Free at last!

 

Mozilla: Another Free Market Failure


In March, Mozilla appointed Brandon Eich to be its new CEO.

If you aren’t familiar with the kooks at Mozilla, they are the makers of the Firefox browser, probably the most pro-terrorist browser on the market.

I call them pro-terrorist because, back when all this NSA nonsense was first making headlines, they actually petitioned the NSA to “stop spying on us” and are very openly anti-NSA. If you are “anti-NSA”, then ipso facto, you are pro-terrorist.

So you can only imagine my lack of surprise when they appointed the kook Eich to be their CEO (I personally started my Mozilla boycott as soon as I found out about Eich’s $2500 donation to the king kook, Ron Paul, campaign).

Well it turns out that Eich also donated $1000 California’s Proposition 8 that led to a voter-approved state constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.

I guess these crimes of the mind make Eich the perfect candidate for a company like Mozilla.

Like any other non-kook, I believe that this cannot stand. In the Civil Rights Act of 1964, our wise government leaders mandated that you cannot discriminate against anyone, for any reason, on your own private property. That means you cannot deny service to anyone, no matter who they are (unless they are a concealed-carry or other similar anarchic, Ron Paul supporting kook of course).

Eich has committed the crime of not being politically correct. We all know that the only way to efficiently remedy this is through legislation and for that reason I have written to my government overlords to demand that they immediately ban Firefox as a browser option, as well as any other Mozilla products. I suggest you do the same.

I think that, with enough support from readers like you, we can probably get this legislature fast-tracked to have it drafted within a year to 18 months, give it another 6 months to garner support, and then another 6 months to move through the various stages of getting passed. So optimistically, we can have Mozilla taken down within 2 to 2.5 years!

This issue is too important to leave up to the free market. As always, government force is most efficient and fastest way to force society to do the right thing.

UPDATE (11 days later)

Well the website OK Cupid kicked things off by posting the above splash page when anyone tried to visit OK Cupid using Firefox. Eleven days later, Eich has resigned.

Now some might say this is proof that the free market is far more effective at negating discrimination than political edicts, but I of course that is nonsense.

This is just a fluke occurrence and not in any way proof that we as a society can freely decide who we choose to associate with. Societal pressures that come of free association will never result in a better solution than government mandates can provide.

We as a society need to continue to stand up and demand that those who do not think the way we want them to think be forced to act (and think) in a politically correct way.

We cannot solve the issue of discrimination simply by counting on free association to result in a boycott of a business and change their behavior.

 

Adam Kokesh (Kookesh?)

Adam Kokesh (Kookesh) is an ex-marine, self-described anarcho-capitalist and kook. He hosted an online radio/youtube show called Adam vs. The Man.

I say “hosted” because Kookesh fought The Man and the The Man won. He is now locked away in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, charged with sedition (incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.). The charge stems from this video that Adam made on July 4th:

The video shows Kookesh loading a shotgun in Freedom Plaza in Washington DC and calling for a revolution:

0:00 we will not be silent
0:02 we will not bow beg
0:04 we will not
0:05 allowed his government’s to destroy our humanity
0:11 we are
0:15 the final
0:17 americans
0:18 revolution
0:20 see you next independence day

So as you can see, Kookesh is a dangerous character. He loaded a shotgun only “blocks” from the White House! He could have easily marched down there and sprayed shotgun pellets onto the White House lawn, possibly killing a pigeon or creating problems for the presidential mower blades when they try to mow the grass there.

For that reason, I say we add the charge of “possible thoughts of terrorism” to the charge of sedition. Free speech is one thing, but free speech against our wonderful government is another thing completely. It simply cannot be tolerated.

I cannot stress strongly enough how dangerous it is for citizens to question their government, especially the monopoly on force that the government has.

Only the government can be trusted to use force against citizens. We cannot allow citizens to try and protect themselves. We should all rest much easier knowing that people like Kookesh, who has not committed a single act of force against another human being since leaving the military, is locked up.

Locked up by a government that drones women and children overseas, locks away millions of non-violent drug offenders, spies on its citizens’ every communication, and throws dangerous kooks like Kookesh in prison for speaking out against it.

Sleep safely citizens.

(If you would like to learn more about how dangerous Kokesh is, you can do so here)

Snowden: Whistleblower or Traitor

Well the latest results are in and they confirm what I have suspected for a while now: the majority of Americans that do not work for the government are idiots.

This is based on a poll released today showing that only 34% of Americans consider Edward Snowden a traitor.

Well let me be the first to report that 100% of American patriots know that Snowden is a traitor (and a kook).

Now I wasn’t polled so I don’t know exactly how this poll question was phrased, but I suspect there was some confusion as to what a traitor is. Let me and Merriam-Webster be of assistance:

Definition of TRAITOR

1: one who betrays another’s trust or is false to an obligation or duty

2: one who commits treason

The Obama administration has charged Snowden with two counts for violating the Espionage Act. This is pretty simple America. Again, let me and Merriam-Webster be of assistance:

Definition of ESPIONAGE

: the practice of spying or using spies to obtain information about the plans and activities especially of a foreign government or a competing company

In other words: aiding the enemy.

So by obtaining and then leaking information from the NSA, Snowden has undoubtedly committed espionage. He has told the American public what their own government is doing to spy on them.

How is this aiding the enemy? Well look at the poll results: only 34% of Americans think Snowden is a traitor. Therefore, 66% of Americans are kooks. Therefore, 66% of Americans are the enemy. Logic.

Trust your government. Trust the NSA. If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear.

Kook of the Week: Edward Snowden

It didn’t take long for the NSA to track down the new public enemy number #1: Edward Snowden

Pure evil

Well actually, he gave up his own identity and ran off to Hong Kong like a coward, but I have no doubt the NSA would have found out who he is eventually. They know about every single digital communication transmitted almost everywhere in the world. They probably know what you are thinking right now and just put you on a list for visiting this blog.

Anyhow, Snowden will be disappeared soon enough I’m sure. I praise Obama every day that we have the NDAA and I can’t wait until this traitor Snowden gets NDAA’ed.

Trust your government. Trust the NSA. If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear. Don’t be an evil Edward Snowden.

All that said, is it any wonder that Snowden was a Ron Paul supporting kook? I would have bet my life on that, and I would have won:

NSA Whistleblower a Ron Paul Supporter

How long will it be before the NSA uses its vast databases to round up ALL the Ron Paul supporters and lock them away before they commit any more pre-crimes?

Not soon enough.

 

Patriot of the Week: Google

Don’t be evil is Google’s motto, and they have been living up to that motto since approximately:

January 14, 2009, when they began allowing the Unite States government access to all information on their servers. Since then, terrorism has been thwarted left and right and we are infinitely safer for it.

If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear from the NSA monitoring everything that you do, everywhere. Forever.

Sleep safely citizens.

Kook of the Week: Governor of the Bank of Spain

If something costs less money, you can afford more of it. If something costs more money, you can afford less of it.

In case this isn’t self-evident, consider a simple example. You have $3 and go grocery shopping. You would like to get 3 apples to eat. At the grocery store, one apple costs $1. You buy three of them and leave happy.

The next week you go back to the store to buy three more apples with your $3. Unfortunately, there has been a mandate that apples must cost $3.50 each. You can’t afford even one. Instead, you can either buy 2 pears for $1.50 each, or leave with neither fruit.

Now consider the labor market because it completely turns the examples I just gave upside down. Many economists agree that the labor market uniquely defies the economic law of supply and demand. The labor market is unique in that setting a minimum price that must be paid does not affect how many people are employed. Everyone is better off with a minimum wage.

Suppose that you own a restaurant and would like to hire someone to help clean the floors. A government mandate exists that you must pay them at least the minimum wage of $7.25/hour. The difference between this example and the fruit example is that there is no pear alternative when it comes to labor. You can either hire someone for $7.25/hour or you can not hire them.

Now the reason why minimum wage laws are so good is that, according to wise politicians, every business can easily afford the $7.25/hour. That rate is not going to make or break a single business. You, as a restaurant owner will still hire that person to sweep the floors for you at $7.25/hour. In fact, I have argued in the past that if $7.25 is good, then $50 is better. You would still undoubtedly hire someone to sweep your floors at even $50/hour.

How many times have you seen a local store going out of business? Rarely, if ever, and especially rarely in the industry that hires many minimum wage workers: restaurants. Restaurants make money hand over fist and can easily afford to hire anyone at $7.25 and even $50/hour.

This is why you also see Wal-Mart recommending a raise to the minimum wage. They can afford it.

But apparently the Governor of the Bank of Spain, Luis María Linde, disagrees with the law of supply and demand for labor. He has come out advocating the removal of the minimum wage to increase employment.

Obviously this is nonsense. No business hires more workers just because they are willing to work for less than the minimum wage. This would allow a business to take advantage of people that have no skills and no prior work experience, allowing the worker to get a foot in the door and learn some skills and discipline and build their resume. It is better to have those people just not work at all even if they want to work for $5/hour.

We can chalk this up as another example of why the United States is the best economy in the world.

And we will only get better if we increase the minimum wage to $50/hour.

Saturday Book Review: Ron Paul Liberty Defined: Gun Control

If I can stomach it, I intend to review Liberty Defined chapter-by-chapter so that you never have to read it.

Gun-control advocates tell us that removing guns from society makes us safer. But that is simply an impossibility. The fact is that firearm technology exists. It cannot be uninvented. As long as there is metalworking and welding capability, it matters not what gun laws are imposed upon law-abiding people. Those who wish to have guns, and disregard the law, will have  guns.

Ron Paul is making the (incorrect) assumption that prohibition against guns will not work. Guns exist, therefore we cannot make them not exist. Therefore everyone needs to be able to own guns to protect themselves.

This is faulty logic. Why does any civilian need a gun?

Answer: they don’t. The reason that we pay taxes is, at least in part, to fund a police force that will protect us from our own evil nature. They are the only people that need guns domestically, and the only people that should have guns.

Anyone arguing otherwise probably just wants to kill you.

We need a gun monopoly in this country to protect us from ourselves.

Previous chapters reviewed:
The Introduction
Abortion
Assassination
Austrian Economics
Bipartisanship

Business Cycle
Campaign Finance Reform
Capital Punishment
Central Intelligence Agency
Civil Disobedience
Conscription
Demagogues
Democracy
Discrimination
E
ducation
Empire
Envy

Evolution Versus Creation

Executive Power

Foreign Aid

Four Freedoms
Global Warming

Saturday Book Review: Ron Paul Liberty Defined: Global Warming

If I can stomach it, I intend to review Liberty Defined chapter-by-chapter so that you never have to read it.

You can count me among the global-warming skeptics…I seriously doubt the capacity of a global body made up of bureaucrats and scientists on the public payroll, when given power to attempt a global climate manipulation, to cook up a workable plan with effects that cannot be discerned for twenty or more years.

SPOILER: Ron Paul thinks global warming may be another conspiracy cooked up by the misincentives of government.

And of course, he doesn’t think that a “global body made up of bureaucrats and scientists on the public payroll” can come up with a workable solution. Well if not, then we are doomed because there is no one better to fix a problem that may or may not even exist to begin with.

Yet in this chapter, Dr. Paul does not really offer an alternative solution. I suppose he just thinks that the “free market” will somehow solve the problem, but we all know that the profit motive will not work for a public good such as the atmosphere.

Perhaps he thinks we should own the air we breathe and the lakes and rivers where we get our water, just like we own the land where we farm our food and build our shelter.

As if private owners would then take better care of these natural resources than the government administrators that grant corporations the right to pollute them at will.

But that is nonsense of course. The solution to global warming, as with everything else, lies in more government intervention to rectify the problems created by the original government intervention of granting corporations the right to pollute public property at will.

The solution will never be less government.

Previous chapters reviewed:
The Introduction
Abortion
Assassination
Austrian Economics
Bipartisanship

Business Cycle
Campaign Finance Reform
Capital Punishment
Central Intelligence Agency
Civil Disobedience
Conscription
Demagogues
Democracy
Discrimination
E
ducation
Empire
Envy

Evolution Versus Creation

Executive Power

Foreign Aid

Four Freedoms

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