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Gun Appreciation Day in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


1/19/13 10 am – 2 pm residents of Linn County plan to meet at Greensquare Park for “Gun Appreciation Day“.

Join us in promoting the 2nd Amendment and showing the numbers of people who support your right to own firearms. This is a peaceful demonstration with information, educated people on firearms and the law as well as a few hundred of your closest allies in the fight to save your gun rights. Please read comments below and share this with as many people as you possibly can. Make sure everyone knows about this event.

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Agenda 21 is being Implemented by the City of Cedar Rapids


Meanwhile in Linn County Iowa… Third Consideration on amendments to the Linn County Code of Ordinances as follows:

Chapter 3 2012 International Building & Residential Code

Chapter 4 2012 International Mechanical Code

Chapter 5 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code

Chapter 6 2011 National Electrical Code

Chapter 30 2012 International Property Maintenance Code

Chapter 32 2012 International Fire Code

http://www.linncounty.org/events_details.asp?Event_Id=2986

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English: Emblem of the United Nations. Color is #d69d36 from the image at http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/maplib/flag.htm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Agenda 21 Is Being Rammed Down The Throats Of Local Communities All Over America! What will you do about it? Did you even know about it?  Agenda 21 is not something a lot of people talk about or even believe is happening in America.  But it is happening in America and it’s happening right here in our own city! Don’t believe me!  Please do your own research! You can see my sources by clicking on the links (by clicking on the words themselves) that I’ve hooked to each of these chapters listed above.
So how is this being done? Well, after Agenda 21 was adopted, an international organization known as the “International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives” (ICLEI) was established to help implement the goals of Agenda 21.

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At 1:11 Governor Branstad acknowledges Agenda 21.  Even though he says he doesn’t support it and claims that he has tried to stop it at the state level he hasn’t and likely won’t!  If he was truly trying to stop this from happening he would be more aggressive about it! If he was truly trying to stop Agenda 21 at the state level he could easily do it simply by talking about it– in more than one video!

So, when you hear the word “sustainable” don’t be fooled it doesn’t mean sustainability for America it literally means sustainability for the United Nations and the “One World Government”.

A Libertarian’s New Year’s Resolutions


Libertarian Party Logo

Libertarian Party Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Libertarian’s New Year’s Resolutions

Written in 1998 by Harry Browne, 1996 & 2000 Libertarian Party Nominee for President

  1. I resolve to sell liberty by appealing to the self-interest of each prospect, rather than preaching to people and expecting them to suddenly adopt my ideas of right and wrong.
  2. I resolve to keep from being drawn into arguments or debates. My purpose is to inspire people to want liberty — not to prove that they’re wrong.
  3. I resolve to listen when people tell me of their wants and needs, so I can help them see how a free society will satisfy those needs.
  4. I resolve to identify myself, when appropriate, with the social goals someone may seek — a cleaner environment, more help for the poor, a less divisive society — and try to show him that those goals can never be achieved by government, but will be well served in a free society.
  5. I resolve to be compassionate and respectful of the beliefs and needs that lead people to seek government help. I don’t have to approve of their subsidies or policies — but if I don’t acknowledge their needs, I have no hope of helping them find a better way to solve their problems.
  6. No matter what the issue, I resolve to keep returning to the central point: how much better off the individual will be in a free society.
  7. I resolve to acknowledge my good fortune in having been born an American. Any plan for improvement must begin with a recognition of the good things we have. To speak only of America’s defects will make me a tiresome crank.
  8. I resolve to focus on the ways America could be so much better with a very small government — not to dwell on all the wrongs that exist today.
  9. I resolve to cleanse myself of hate, resentment, and bitterness. Such things steal time and attention from the work that must be done.
  10. I resolve to speak, dress, and act in a respectable manner. I may be the first Libertarian someone has encountered, and it’s important that he get a good first impression. No one will hear the message if the messenger is unattractive.
  11. I resolve to remind myself that someone’s “stupid” opinion may be an opinion I once held. If I can grow, why can’t I help him grow?
  12. I resolve not to raise my voice in any discussion. In a shouting match, no one wins, no one changes his mind, and no one will be inspired to join our quest for a free society.
  13. I resolve not to adopt the tactics of Republicans and Democrats. They use character assassination, evasions, and intimidation because they have no real benefits to offer Americans. We, on the other hand, are offering to set people free — and so we can win simply by focusing on the better life our proposals will bring.
  14. I resolve to be civil to my opponents, and treat them with respect. However anyone chooses to treat me, it’s important that I be a better person than my enemies.

The Fiscal Cliff and the Rising Cost of Milk


079 Capitol Hill United States Congress 1993

079 Capitol Hill United States Congress 1993 (Photo credit: David Holt London)


ABC News has been going on and on about  the so-called “fiscal cliff” we’re about to go over,  but many of us already know that we’ve done gone over that cliff and we’re about to hit rock bottom.
“It may be too late for a deal” says ABC News.  “Doubling the price of milk may push us over the ‘dairy cliff'” they claim.
An average gallon of milk cost about $3.50 to $3.99 and  if lawmakers can’t come up with a solution by January 1, 2013 we may have to pay twice that because the government will no longer give dairy farmers subsidies which will in turn force farmers to raise the price of milk!
Maybe the government should stop paying farmers to not to farm their land
If these so-called “leaders” cannot come up with a solution or at least a reasonable compromise by the “deadline” then they should all lose their pay for being incompetent!
In fact, we should start fixing our economy by cutting lawmakers pay first!  They are all overpaid and none of them deserve the money they’re receiving.   Lawmakers have been playing these political games that affect each and every one of our lives for far too long and we pay them way too much money to do it!  If we took away the lawmakers’ pay/benefits then maybe American’s wouldn’t have to pay so much more in taxes and perhaps we can put an end to these abusive threats year after year.
Competent lawmakers would demand that the spending for these unconstitutional wars end before cutting into social programs that help people in the United States.   We cannot afford the empire building that the United States has been involved in for more than ten years  and most of us are sick of paying for these unconstitutional wars.
I am sick and tired of hearing lawmakers call  Social Security an entitlement program when it is our money! It is a tax that we have literally been forced to pay year after year without any kind of representation!  This money is taken from us and then spent by our governmentDid you know that Social Security money is used to pay for services like foster care?  
Who are these lawmakers hurting the most by playing their partisan games?  The poor and middle class– the people  who are already hurting! They are hurting seniors who worked their entire lives paying into a program that is supposed to help them when they got too old to work!
It’s time for our lawmakers to get real when it comes to taking our money.  Instead of cutting social programs that help  people here in the states it is time lawmakers cutting the spending for the unconstitutional wars our country is involved in and their own pay because they have proven that they are incompetent!


Cedar Rapids Headlines 12/18/12


Cedar Rapids City Council Set to Vote on Westdale Redevelopment Plan Tuesday

Westdale Mall

Westdale Mall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) — Getting foot traffic into Westdale Mall has become a big priority for city leaders who want to see it thrive. “The west side is one of the fastest growing sides of town,” says Mayor Ron Corbett.    Banking on those numbers, real estate developers in talks with the city want to put 90 million dollars into tranforming the half-empty complex, currently being held together by stores like JC Penney and Younkers.   Developers want to take that 90 million dollars and create what they describe as a city within a city.    The two big stores J.C. Penney’s and Younkers would stay and they would build around those with condos, retail stores, a park and maybe even a hotel.  City Council members will vote on the 90 million dollar plan at Tuesday’s council meeting.

No Abuse Found After Dog Found Dead Outside CR School

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) – Investigators say a puppy found dead outside a Cedar Rapids school died from natural causes.  Last month, several viewers called CBS 2 believing the puppy was killed by kids outside of Taylor Elementary.  The puppy was transported to ames for further investigation.  This afternoon, the Cedar Rapids School District told CBS 2 the results of that examination turned upno evidence of abuse.  They say the puppy had a significant amount of heart disease and likely died of heart failure.

Cedar Rapid’s Animal Care and Control group held their third annual PAWS for the Holidays Bazaar and Silent Auction

Paws

Paws (Photo credit: Mrs Magic)

CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS 2/ FOX 28)—The Cedar Rapid’s Animal Care and Control group held their third annual PAWS for the Holidays Bazaar and Silent Auction Saturday in hopes of raising money to care for the city’s stray and surrendered animals.There was fine jewelry, Christmas baskets, and more than a dozen volunteers dressed as elves at the event. Shoppers browsed more than 120 items, shelling out big bucks for homeless animals.     “This money helps get it that extra special veterinary care.”  Webber says the city’s $800,000 budget just doesn’t cover the shelter’s needs. “Some of the stuff has to come through donations,” Webber said.  The money isn’t just for medical care but also for making more room for the animals. The shelter houses approximately 150 stray dogs and cats and surrendered pets per day.
They’re hoping some of the money will go toward the new shelter they’re opening October 2013 at Kirkwood Community College.

Cedar Rapids School District & Police Say School Safety Plan is in Place

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) — It’s the end of the school day at Taylor School on the southwest side. Children rush to the buses and others to cars with their parents. At school district headquarters, a joint press conference with school leaders and police.“It is a school persons worst nightmare,” says Dr. Dave Benson, Superintendent.The nightmare, Dr. Benson referred to stems from the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. District leaders took time Friday to easethe minds of Cedar Rapids parents, reminding them of the safetymeasures the district takes to keep schools safe. “We do have a lock door policy and a buzz in policy,” says Benson.  District leaders say while they can’t go into detailed specifics of the Active Shooter Response and Awareness plan, they can tell us police response teams are constantly training and ready.  Police and school officials are also urging parents to have an appropriate conversation with their children about protecting themselves at school.  “We’re not wanting to create fear or paranoia amongst our community but to better prepare it, the only way we can prepare for something like this is to educate,” says Sgt. Cristy Hamblin.


Ron Paul Leaves the Rə̲̅٨̲̅٥̲̅٦̲̅]ution with many Questions


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Ron Paul’s “Farewell Speech” can be read in full here: http://www.campaignforliberty.org/national-blog/transcript-of-farewell-address/

As usual Ron Paul was brutally honest and leaves us with more questions than answers as he retires from Congress.

Questions from Ron Paul:

“Excessive government has created such a mess it prompts many questions”:

Why are sick people who use medical marijuana put in prison?

Why does the federal government restrict the drinking of raw milk?

Why can’t Americans manufacturer rope and other products from hemp?

Why are Americans not allowed to use gold and silver as legal tender as mandated by the Constitution?

Why is Germany concerned enough to consider repatriating their gold held by the FED for her in New York? Is it that the trust in the U.S. and dollar supremacy beginning to wane?

Why do our political leaders believe it’s unnecessary to thoroughly audit our own gold?

Why can’t Americans decide which type of light bulbs they can buy?

Why is the TSA permitted to abuse the rights of any American traveling by air?

Why should there be mandatory sentences—even up to life for crimes without victims—as our drug laws require?

Why have we allowed the federal government to regulate commodes in our homes?

Why is it political suicide for anyone to criticize AIPAC ?

Why haven’t we given up on the drug war since it’s an obvious failure and violates the people’s rights? Has nobody noticed that the authorities can’t even keep drugs out of the prisons? How can making our entire society a prison solve the problem?

Why do we sacrifice so much getting needlessly involved in border disputes and civil strife around the world and ignore the root cause of the most deadly border in the world-the one between Mexico and the US?

Why does Congress willingly give up its prerogatives to the Executive Branch?

Why does changing the party in power never change policy? Could it be that the views of both parties are essentially the same?

Why did the big banks, the large corporations, and foreign banks and foreign central banks get bailed out in 2008 and the middle class lost their jobs and their homes?

Why do so many in the government and the federal officials believe that creating money out of thin air creates wealth?

Why do so many accept the deeply flawed principle that government bureaucrats and politicians can protect us from ourselves without totally destroying the principle of liberty?

Why can’t people understand that war always destroys wealth and liberty?

Why is there so little concern for the Executive Order that gives the President authority to establish a “kill list,” including American citizens, of those targeted for assassination?

Why is patriotism thought to be blind loyalty to the government and the politicians who run it, rather than loyalty to the principles of liberty and support for the people? Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong.

Why is it is claimed that if people won’t or can’t take care of their own needs, that people in government can do it for them?

Why did we ever give the government a safe haven for initiating violence against the people?

Why do some members defend free markets, but not civil liberties?

Why do some members defend civil liberties but not free markets? Aren’t they the same?

Why don’t more defend both economic liberty and personal liberty?

Why are there not more individuals who seek to intellectually influence others to bring about positive changes than those who seek power to force others to obey their commands?

Why does the use of religion to support a social gospel and preemptive wars, both of which requires authoritarians to use violence, or the threat of violence, go unchallenged? Aggression and forced redistribution of wealth has nothing to do with the teachings of the world great religions.

Why do we allow the government and the Federal Reserve to disseminate false information dealing with both economic and foreign policy?

Why is democracy held in such high esteem when it’s the enemy of the minority and makes all rights relative to the dictates of the majority?

Why should anyone be surprised that Congress has no credibility, since there’s such a disconnect between what politicians say and what they do?

Is there any explanation for all the deception, the unhappiness, the fear of the future, the loss of confidence in our leaders, the distrust, the anger and frustration? Yes there is, and there’s a way to reverse these attitudes. The negative perceptions are logical and a consequence of bad policies bringing about our problems. Identification of the problems and recognizing the cause allow the proper changes to come easy.


The R3VOLution has begun!



Ron Paul Slams Barack Obama And Mitt Romney For Being The Same On FOX


Ron Paul Slams Barack Obama And Mitt Romney For Being The Same On FOX.


Pre-Election Musings and A Message to My Fellow Patriots


Pre-Election Musings and A Message to My Fellow Patriots.


Our Gary Johnson/ Greg Hughes Sign Wave encounter with Blairsferry Beggar


We went to the triangle on Blairsferry Road NE and I380 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where we met the panhandler. Even though we weren’t even in his vicinity (we were across the street) he got mad and yelled at us for “coming around”. We weren’t there asking for any money. We were doing a sign wave exercising our freedom of speech and expression. He acted as if he was entitled to this tiny piece of land and I wonder, does he pay taxes on it? How about the money he makes? He was not nice! We tried to include him offered to “help” him (his sign said “Please help”) but he didn’t want our help he wanted us gone so that he could make money. I’ve given people money on that corner. Never again.

Aside from the rude panhandler we received positive feedback from the drivers! We got a lot of honks and thumbs up. Only one middle finger! You can’t win them all.