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General / Podcatcher address for Edginton Post ?
« on: July 14, 2012, 02:51:40 AM »
Wold someone please tell me what address I should type in to add the Edginton Post podcast to my podcatcher (Acast for android)?

Thanks!

-Kelvin

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Episodes & Show Prep / 2012-07-08
« on: July 08, 2012, 09:30:29 PM »
Foreign countries using the US FRN as their currency....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollarization

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Episodes & Show Prep / 2012-05-26
« on: May 26, 2012, 08:19:39 PM »
Penn's Obama Rant:

RATED R

Penn's Obama Rant

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General / "Episodes & Show Prep" section under "The Show"
« on: May 13, 2012, 01:52:02 AM »
I see very few posts in the "Episodes & Show Prep" section under "The Show" section. 

The "Episodes & Show Prep" section provides a great place to continue discussion of interesting ideas that come up during the show, or expand on subjects, or bitch about hosts / callers and whatever. 

The "chat room" doesn't really work for this purpose because of people all talking at once, holding separate conversations at the same time, going off on tangents....  In my opinion, the forum style discussion encourages a more considered approach to discussing the ideas which come up.

I've been trying to get this going a little bit by posting links related to topics that were brought up during the show, throwing in my $.02 worth, etc. 

I'd like to invite others to join me in this.  Maybe the hosts will even start reading "Episodes & Show Prep" and get some "show prep" from the discussions, or at least what topics are "hot" and which are "not".

-Kelvin

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General / Will Porcfest 2012 be the beginning of the end?
« on: May 06, 2012, 10:39:17 PM »
This will be my first Porcfest.  After hearing all the stories, I just have to go.

But it looks as if the dark clouds of state regulation may be on the horizon....  It appears that they are banning alcohol sales this year.  See the section with the heading

Vendor Notes:

http://happyporcupine.info/agoravalley/

Do they always say this as a CYA, (wink wink nudge nudge)  in order to maintain plausible deniability if there are issues with Agents of the State?  Or is this the first of restrictions to come.  The Rodgers Campground people are after all the property owners and we would have to agree in principle that they have the right to set the rules.

I mean, I just want to get beer from a 9 year old girl, like the NPR guys did....

Maybe that will be a way around the restriction.  It says no "sales".  Maybe you can give it as a free bonus when you buy one of these here special poker chips or something.

What say you all?

-Kelvin

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Episodes & Show Prep / 2012-03-18
« on: March 18, 2012, 08:48:30 PM »
Some Information on the "Adrenaline Stress Response":

http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/adrenal.htm

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In the past I have seen presidential elections as choices between 2 statist slime balls, either of whom wins, we loose. 

This time there is a candidate I agree with on almost every issue.  I find it hard to believe it when I hear people say stuff like "I like his stand on all the issues except (insert something here).  Usually non-interventionism, or recreational drugs, whatever.  How can someone like almost all of the guys positions, and then not support him over 1 or 2 issue!  Anyone who supports, say, 95% of Ron Paul's Positions can't possibly agree more strongly with any of the other dopes running for the office!

Anyway, check out this speech.  It's what I've been telling my fellow Ron Paul supporters and a few luke-warm supporters just don't think he can win for weeks now.  Only this guy lays it all out.  I've only been giving the condensed version.

BREAKING NEWS: Ron Paul Winning Nomination (Either Way)!

The only question in my mind is will he go Libertarian in order to have a printed place on the ballot in 46 states (presuming the LP will have him - he may not be "philosophically pure" enough).  If he goes independent, I guess he will be the a write-in candidate.  In either case, he will pull votes from both from the Rubes, the demoncrats, the independents, and those who have checked out of the whole voting thing but in many cases will give it a shot if they have someone they don't have to hold their nose for when casting their ballot.

Or even more likely (sadly) something "unfortunate" will befall Dr. Paul  There is just too much entrenched money/power at stake.  The Corporate - political - financial complex isn't likely to let someone like Dr. Paul come in and upset their apple cart. 

If something "unfortunate" DOES happen to Dr. Paul, It may well signal that reloveution time is near. 


-Kelvin

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General / My Personal Account of a GOP Precinct Caucus in Colorado
« on: February 12, 2012, 10:08:26 PM »
I'm in Colorado, and I participated in my precinct caucus.

First there was a straw poll:

Paul 11
Mitt 15
Grinch 10
Sanatorium 29

After which many people LEFT!   :o  There was NO trickery involved (e.g. "you are free to go now, but if you want to stay while we conduct other party business, you are welcome to" or adorning to another room to select delegates or the like).  If they wanted to have any direct input into the process, they should have stayed and voted on the delegates.   :lol:

As it was, all they accomplished was to express their preferences to those of us who stayed the extra hour and a half to actually elect the delegates.  In fact, only people who were running for or voting for delegate positions were required to show ID!  So anyone could have voted in the straw poll! So I felt free to give the straw poll results the same weight as I would the opinions of several people off the street who told me whom they support, but wouldn't actually make the effort to vote! 

During the short speeches which followed, I adopted a stealth strategy -  I Didn't "come out" for Ron Paul.  I just confessed my past apathy, expressed recognition of impending economic collapse, personal awakening and the end to apathy, determination to defeat O'bama, and promised to go the distance.  That means to FL (in August!) if necessary.  There was no requirement to or even pressure to commit to any candidate.  So as it stands, the delegates have not committed to any candidate and free to vote based on their judgment after considering all the facts and their personal belief about who would be the best choice for our country.  Sort of like a jury is supposed to be, I guess.  After all, if the intent was that the delegates were to follow the straw poll, there would be no need for delegates- we would just take the straw poll, and divvy up the delegates proportionally, and be done with it.

Enough with justifying my actions.   :)  I won a state delegate slot.  :D

There were 10 delegates and 10 alternate slots for County (which then send delegates to state), and 4 delegates and 4 alternates elected directly to state.  My Precinct filled all 10 county slots and 5 of the alternates, and all 4 state delegates and 2 alternates.

My area is extremely socially conservative.  So much so that at caucus training, we were advised that the best strategy was not to blatantly come out for Dr. Paul, but to parrot the aspects of the generic party line that we felt passionate about.  I followed the strategy, but several other people did not.  They made short speeches expressing their preference for Dr. Paul.  So other "stealth" RP supporters should have also gotten delegate slots.

To sum up:

Paul got AT LEAST 20% county delegates, 20% county alternates, and 25% of the state delegates.

I know this because they all (except myself) did speeches which identified themselves as RP supporters.  I consider it highly likely that others Ron Paul supporters got delegate in stealth mode, like I did.  Being a Delegate is not a fun job.  Going to county means taking a day off (paying) work, and going to state means taking off even more.  And it probably sucks.  Somehow, I suspect that Ron Paul supporters are more likely to make this sacrifice than the other candidate's supporters.  Plus, chances are, if any delegates fail to show up and are replaced by alternates, those replacements are also more likely to be Ron Paul delegates.  This is because RP delegates will be there for sure to take their places, and RP delegates are also the most likely to show up for the next level caucus, no matter what. 

So the actual electoral influence gained by Ron Paul as a result of the caucus was significantly greater than what most people would conclude from projections based on the straw poll results.  I'm not claiming that Dr. Paul won the majority of the delegates, but it's a fact that for purposes of choosing the nominee, he did far better than was reported.

Here is more info on the campaign's strategy, featuring Doug Wead, an adviser for the Ron Paul 2012 Campaign:

http://www.dailypaul.com/212952/alert-doug-wead-on-rachel-maddow-msnbc-9pm-et-tonight

-Kelvin

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Episodes & Show Prep / 2012-02-05
« on: February 08, 2012, 11:10:59 PM »
I've tried looking online for "ericsson council" - you know, the concrete self sufficient "life Yacht."

I can't find anything.  Maybe I have it spelled wrong?  Any leads to more information?

-Kelvin

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I personally wonder if prison it is in some of our futures at some point (especially the hardcore activists), even though most of them are not "real" criminals.  By not being "real", I believe it is impossible to live anything resembling a "normal" life in this country without breaking many minor laws / regulations every day.  

With the way things are changing in the USA, actions clearly protected by the Bill of Rights could soon be judged very serious offenses.  It is not inconceivable that those who take action in defense of their freedom could be imprisoned as terrorists or Sedition.

Check out this definition, it wouldn't be difficult to apply this to a lot of activities I hear about on FTL.

From Wikipedia:

Sedition:
"In law, sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing are seditious libel. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the interests of sedition...."

Insurrection:
"Rebellion, uprising or insurrection, is a refusal of obedience or order.[1] It may, therefore, be seen as encompassing a range of behaviors aimed at destroying or replacing an established authority such as a government or a head of state. On the one hand the forms of behaviors can include non-violent methods such as the (overlapping but not quite identical) phenomena of civil disobedience, civil resistance and nonviolent resistance."

What say you all?  Think in the next few years activists will start being charged with sedition / insurrection?

-Kelvin
 

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General / The Claws are starting to come out.... Ron Paul. and the "Media"
« on: December 28, 2011, 11:41:46 PM »
Well, The Repubes are starting to show their fear.  The demonizing of Ron Paul has begun in earnest.


In Gandhi's progression (Thanks FTL, that is where I learned this):

First they ignore you.
Then they laugh at you.
Then they fight you.
Then you win.

We are in that region between laugh and fight.

The Statists in the party are right to be scared.  If RP doesn't get the nomination,
he's sure to go independent (IMHO).  That will pull voters from both the
right and the left, and they (rightly?) suspect mostly from the
right, but who really knows.

I heard that the Iowa Republicans (caucus) are going to count the
votes at some secret location or some such BS, supposedly to
prevent the "occupy" movement from f-ing with them.  I wonder
how many "Paul" votes are going to be "overlooked".

An associate of mine suggested that it is almost certain that RP (covert?) operatives will be in a position to monitor this, so we shall surly hear of it.  Not that that is at all likely to change the declared result....

An some Politicos have already claimed that if RP wins in Iowa, it won't actually mean anything anyway....

And now that the "newsletter" thing has pretty much run it's course, I don't know of anything else remotely "legit" they can go after him on.

But what I fear most is him being painted as a "kook." 

To a hell of a lot of people, who have never stepped out of the Statist mindset, his ideas are so far from the conventional / "business as usual" that it will be easy to terrify them.

On the plus side-

At this point even the most slack-jawed "likely voter" has to acknowledge that there must be something to RP in order to have garnered the huge, enthusiastic support of so many people, even after being systematically marginalized until now.

That strategy apparently is no longer working so now they are shifting to the scare tactics mode.

In my opinion, here are 2 big questions to be posed to "regular" people in casual conversation-

"Have you ever noticed, once you get past the great sounding sound bytes that make us all happy inside, that the results are pretty much the same no matter who gets elected?  More Expensive, more Wasteful, more Dangerous / Intrusive government which is less and less responsive to "We the People"? 

"Isn't it time to give REAL change a try?

These are what I plan to go with when I have conversations with "The Masses" over the issue.


Also, Since it almost always comes up, I suggest responding to the term "Isolationist" with the term "Non-Interventionist"


-Kelvin

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My immediate response to this Ron Paul Ad:

New Ron Paul Ad - BIG DOG

Awesome!  Ron Paul Rocks!

Then a terrible realization set in....

You know, if RP were to get the nomination, it would scare the living shit out of the sheeple.  The MSM would deamonize him like they have never savaged a candidate before in the history of civilization. 

The average person has been programmed at .gov schools and universities and Tee-Vee media for subservience and obedience.  Change which challenges their programming threatens their world view.  They would likely vote for O'Bama on the "Devil you know" theory.

They were indoctrinated with the idea that it is the proper place (and obligation!) for the government is to be their mommy and daddy from cradle to grave.  This way they and their neighbors would not have to take responsibility for their own lives and choices, and they would be "safe" and "cared for" at government expense. 

They don't seem to realize (or maybe more accurately care) that the money to do this comes from the pockets of the working people (under therat of violence). 

They generally believe that believe that "if it is legal it is good, if it is illegal it is bad."  And in most cases you can substitute "religion" for "government."

Not to go off an a tangent, but have you noticed that they often seem to be one in the same, at least in terms of what they find to be "good and bad?"

-Kelvin

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General / New Ron Paul Ad - Big Dog
« on: December 07, 2011, 01:14:53 AM »

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The Show / New Scott "The Bigot" Thread- Proposed New On-Air Strategy...
« on: December 06, 2011, 10:09:29 AM »
I was going to jump on the original Scott the Bigot thread, but it has been wandering on and off topic quite a bit.  So I've started this new one. 

I respectfully request that folks try to stay on topic. 

I was on Monday 12-06 to discuss Scott and if he is a prank or for real.  I really want to know. 

If he is for real, how did this come to be?  Figuring this out could offer insight into the minds of many people with intractable positions.  For examples Bureaucrats and their minions.

I admit my first question was pretty naive and circular (to swear an oath on his honor as a white person and so forth to affirm that he genuine believes what he is saying).  I was sort of on the spot, I didn't expect at all to speak with Scott on the air right then and there.  He claimed to be sincere and to me sounded sincere.  I guess I just wanted to hear him say it directly "to my face."

But I still think it was worthwhile data.  A prankster, when confronted directly and unequivocally may have finally given in at that point.  After all, he might be finally getting tired of the game and feel it was a good way to end it. 

It seems to me that the hosts just keep playing into his broken record mindset by trying to make appeals to rationality.  What is needed is to derail him somehow and get him to somehow step sideways out of his groove, and get him to consider just a little bit outside his "box".

I think I will call in a suggest that the show make a deal with Scott.  He can call in once a week, and will be given 30 seconds to spew his rhetoric.  Then he will be required to directly answer a question to the host's satisfaction.  Perhaps the audience can makes suggestions as part of their regular calls if the desire.

It will be hard to force him to keep his end of the bargain, but the hosts can more ruthlessly enforce his responsiveness once he has agreed to the terms and been given his 30 seconds.

It should still make for good entertainment value, and maybe add some dimension to Scott's Calls.

"Kelvin"

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The Polling Pit / Is Scott "the Bigot" - For Real?
« on: December 04, 2011, 12:58:24 AM »
So, I have heard this "Scott the Bigot" call FTL about half a dozen times now.  I'm not sure what to think about him.  Does this guy really believe what he says, or is he just playing us?

Some of my observations which lead me to suspect he is a faker:

1) He seems to be of average to above average intelligence (most people in the neo-Nazi / white power / skin head movements I have been exposed to seem very uneducated and not very intelligent).
2) Has reasonably good oral communication skills (most people in the neo-Nazi / white power / skin head movements I have been exposed to do not).
3) He is persistent and does not get upset during the banter with the hosts.  If he really has so much hate I would expect him to loose control occasionally.
4) He claims to never leave his house (at least I think this is what he has said).
5) He sometimes takes a long time to respond to questions to which one would think he would have the answers to on the tip of his tongue if National Socialism / Nazism is his true ideology.  Or maybe he is just careful because Ian and Mark are poised to pounce if he trips up.
6) There is at least one other caller who's voice sounds like he could be Scott, but who displays a more mainstream beliefs.  Maybe it is like the arsonist who likes to watch his fires from the crowd, or other criminal who is compelled to return to the scene of the crime?


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