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If It Were Fiction You Would Say ‘That’s Impossible’:True Survival Story: Touching The Void

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The closer you are to death. The more you realize you are alive.
The closer you are to death, the harder you cling to life.

Simpson’s survival is widely regarded by mountaineers as amongst the most amazing pieces of mountaineering lore in history.
An amazing story of the will to survive.
The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

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Are Police And Other Government Employees ‘Fishing For Revenue’ Without A License?


By Duane Sipe

Fellow anglers, a question for you. What are the penalties for fishing without a license? And for fellow citizens; what are the penalties for public servants who ‘fish’ without a license?

From Black’s Law Dictionary, First Edition 1891, we get the definition of ‘license’: A permission, accorded by a competent authority, conferring the right to do some act which without such authorization would be illegal, or would be a trespass or a tort.
Has there been some illegal fishing going on by our public servants? Fishing in the form of police officers here in Ravalli County stopping motorists, for no other reason than to, ‘check papers’, because they were instructed to make at least one stop per hour.

That’s it?
Where is the probable cause?
Please say it isn’t true.
We the people, through our written instruments of law called Constitutions, confer permission to no one, any arbitrary ‘licenses’ for this kind of activity; in fact, quite the opposite. The 4th amendment to the United States Constitution says: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
In case one is inclined to believe that this amendment has no effect at the state level, please refer to this writer’s previous article concerning the supremacy clause.
And Article II, Section 11 of the Montana Constitution says: The people shall be secure in their persons, papers, homes and effects from unreasonable searches and seizures. No warrant to search any place, or seize any person or thing shall issue without describing the place to be searched or the person or thing to be seized, or without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation reduced to writing.
Let’s look at ‘probable cause’, shall we? In Brinegar v. United States (1949), the Supreme Court defined ’probable cause’ as information that would lead “a man of reasonable caution” to believe “that an offense has been or is being committed.” Even further, in Illinois v. Gates (1983), the Court described probable cause as, “a fair probability.”
In regards to our ‘fishing expedition’ what is the offense that our public servant has information on, that would need them to stop a passing motorist? Is there psychic ability by the officer, being able to determine that there is no proof of insurance, or an expired driver’s license, in the vehicles they so choose to stop?
The ‘license to fish’, by our public servants, comes in the form of a properly executed and signed warrant, resulting from the previously determined ‘probable cause’. And the only ‘fish’ that may be caught are the specific items delineated within that warrant.
And, just as a friendly reminder to all who are interested, and especially for the protection of our public servants; the U.S. Code and the Montana Code, in support of their respective Constitutions, spell out the ramifications for anyone who willfully violates any person’s constitutionally secured rights, while performing their duties under the color of law. Here are the specific texts:
US Code:
TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242 (abbreviated)
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned … or both; … and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section … shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
Montana Code:
45-7-401. Official misconduct. (1) A public servant commits the offense of official misconduct when in an official capacity the public servant commits any of the following acts: …
(b) knowingly performs an act in an official capacity that the public servant knows is forbidden by law;
(2) A public servant convicted of the offense of official misconduct shall be fined not to exceed $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed 6 months, or both.
46-6-420. Arrest, citation, or stop quotas prohibited. (1) A state or local government agency employing a peace officer may not adopt and require a peace officer to comply with a quota and may not suggest a quota for arrests, citations, or investigative stops for any criminal offense or class of criminal offenses, including violations of traffic or motor vehicle laws, contained in state law, an administrative rule adopted by an agency of the state government, or a local government ordinance.
(2) For purposes of this section, “quota” means a specific number of arrests, citations, or investigative stops.
Yes, tough economic times are upon us. But, that doesn’t give a person the right to rob his neighbor of food just because he’s hungry. And as well, it wouldn’t justify the unlawful activity by public officials ‘fishing for revenue’ in the form of fines.
For the sake of preserving our Constitutional Republic(s), let’s hope we are not heading down this, another, slippery slope.


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Put On Your ‘Reality Glasses’

“Fictions are necessary for the people, and the Truth becomes deadly to those who are not strong enough to contemplate it in all its brilliance. In fact, what can there be in common between the vile multitude and sublime wisdom? The Truth must be kept secret, and the masses need a teaching proportioned to their imperfect reason.”
― Albert Pike

“Everything makes sense if you just put on the right glasses…”

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Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril by Margaret Heffernan


“You cannot fix a problem that you refuse to acknowledge.”

“As long as it (an issue) remains invisible, it is guaranteed to remain insoluble.”

“When we care about people, we care less about money, and when we care about money, we care less about people.”

“The combination of power, optimism and abstract thinking makes powerful people more certain. The more cut-off they are from others, the more confident they are that they are right.”

“Money appears to motivate only our interest in ourselves, making us selfish and self-centered…Money makes people feel self-sufficient, which also means they don’t need or care about others; it’s each man for himself”

“We know – intellectually – that confronting an issue is the only way to resolve it. But any resolution will disrupt the status quo. Given the choice between conflict and change on the one hand, and inertia on the other, the ostrich position can seem very attractive.”

“Dominant people, it appears, use snap judgements and conform to received wisdom more than do the less dominant. Those who need power, and those who have it, think differently.”

“In treating people as less important than things, work becomes both demoralised and demoralising and we become blind to the moral content of our decisions…Money and wilfful blindness make us act in ways incompatible wiht what believe our ethics to be, and often even with our own self-interest…the problem with money isn’t fundamentally about greed, although it can be comforting to think so. The problem with money is that we live in societies in which mutual support and co-operation is essential, but money erodes the relationships we need to lead productive, fulfilling and genuinely happy lives. When money becomes the dominant behavior, it doesn’t cooperate with, or amplify, our relationships; it disengages us from them.”

“Money is just one of the forces that blind us to information and issues which we could pay attention to – but don’t. It exacerbates and often rewards all the other drivers of willful blindness; our preference for the familiar, our love for individuals and for big ideas, a love of busyness and our dislike of conflict and change, the human instinct to obey and conform and our skill at displacing and diffusing responsibility. All of these operate and collaborate with varying intensities at different moments in our lives. The common denominator is that they all make us protect our sense of self-worth, reducing dissonance and conferring a sense of security, however illusory. In some ways, they all act like money; making us feel good at first, with consequences we don’t see. We wouldn’t be so blind if our blindness didn’t deliver rewards; the benefit of comfort and ease.”

“Humans do not have enough mental capacity to do all the things that we think we can do. As attentional load increases, attentional capacity gradually diminishes.”

“When we are tired or preoccupied – what psychologists call ‘resource-depleted’ – we start to economise, to conserve those resources. Higher-order thinking is more expensive. So too is doubt, scepticism, arugment. ‘Resource depletion specifically disables cognitive elaboration,’ wrote Harvard psychologist Daniel Gillbert…Because it takes less brain power to believe than to doubt, we are, when tired or distracted, gullible. Because we are all biased, and biases are quick and effortless, exhaustion tends to make us prefer the information we know and are comfortable with. We are too tired to do the heavier lifting of examining new or contradictory information, so we fall back on our biases the opinions and the people we already trust.”

“The sooner we associate long hours and multitasking with incompetence and carelessness the better. The next time you hear boasts of executives pulling an all-nighter or holding conference calls in their cars, be sure to offer your condolences; it’s grim being stuck in sweatshops run by managers too ignorant to understand productivity and risk. Working people like this is as smart as running your factory without maintenance. In manufacturing and engineering businesses, everyone learns that the top priority is asset integrity: protecting the machinery on which the business depends. In knowledge-based economies, that machinery is the mind.”

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China’s Economy Creates ‘Ant Tribe’ Of College Graduates

Via: Reuters by Ralph Jennings

They sleep in boxy rooms crammed into dingy low-rises and spend hours commuting to work on crowded buses as part of a trend of poorer white-collar workers being forced to the fringes of China’s wealthiest cities.

Some say these struggling college graduates who swarm out of their cramped accommodations and head to work in the urban sprawl each morning are reminiscent of worker insects in a colony. Not surprisingly, they are often referred to as China’s ant tribe.

The growing ranks of ‘worker ants’ poses a policy challenge for Beijing’s Communist Party leaders as high property prices and dim career prospects thwart the ambitions of many graduates for a comfortable middle-class lifestyle.

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Government Requires ‘Marty The Magician’ To Submit A ‘Disaster Plan’ For His Rabbit

‘Marty the Magician’  or Marty Hayne relates his experience:

“I wasn’t aware as a magician, with one rabbit, I needed a license.”

” I was actually busted during a performance at a library, for children… Back in 2005…. All of a sudden, an inspector threw a badge in my face and demanded to see my license.”

“I knew nothing about needing a license. It involves several hoops to jump through. A $40 license fee. A $60 vet. bill every year. Surprise inspections of my home whenever they want to inspect my rabbit.”

“I get inspected every year. They check temperature of the house, size of the cage, cleanliness of the food. “

” I did fail my first inspection. Unfortunately, my rabbit travel cage did not have 2 stickers on it saying ‘live animals’ with an arrow pointing up.  And I inquired why I needed arrows pointing up and she replied, “So you’ll know how to carry the cage.” ( the cage was steel mesh so you could see through it. You could see the rabbit  and which side is the top and bottom of the cage) 

“And I told the inspector that most people would carry the cage by the handle. She wasn’t amused… And then latter, she pointed to a section in the rule book that says: “verbally abusing the inspector is one year in jail and a $1000 fine.”

“Last week, they added a whole new layer on. The written ‘Comprehensive Disaster Plan’ for one rabbit.”

“Looking at the requirements they want, ( A nationally recognized emergency expert, who has written such reports, offered to write the report for him), she is looking at a plan about 60 pages long, to cover my one rabbit.”

“I am not going to let the government stand in my way of cheering up a little kid…”

Via: Washington Post by David A. Fahrenthold

Watch him pull a USDA- mandated rabbit disaster plan out of his hat

In OZARK, Mo. — This summer, Marty the Magician got a letter from the U.S. government. It began with six ominous words: “Dear Members of Our Regulated Community . . .”

Washington had questions about his rabbit. Again.

Marty Hahne, 54, does magic shows for kids in southern Missouri. For his big finale, he pulls a rabbit out of a hat. Or out of a picnic basket. Or out of a tiny library, if he’s doing his routine about reading being magical.

To do that, Hahne has an official U.S. government license. Not for the magic. For the rabbit.

The Agriculture Department requires it, citing a decades-old law that was intended to regulate zoos and circuses. Today, the USDA also uses it to regulate much smaller “animal exhibitors,” even the humble one-bunny magician.

That was what the letter was about. The government had a new rule. To keep his rabbit license, Hahne needed to write a rabbit disaster plan.

“Fire. Flood. Tornado. Air conditioning going out. Ice storm. Power failures,” Hahne said, listing a few of the calamities for which he needed a plan to save the rabbit.

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Cop Fired for Speaking Out Against Ticket and Arrest Quotas

via: Tracy Oppenenheimer

Auburn, Alabama is home to sprawling plains, Auburn University, and a troubling police force. After the arrival of a new police chief in 2010, the department entered an era of ticket quotas and worse.

“When I first heard about the quotas I was appalled,” says former Auburn police officer Justin Hanners, who claims he and other cops were given directives to hassle, ticket, or arrest specific numbers of residents per shift. “I got into law enforcement to serve and protect, not be a bully.”

Hanners blew the whistle on the department’s tactics and was eventually fired for refusing to comply and keep quiet. He says that each officer was required to make 100 contacts each month, which included tickets, arrests, field interviews, and warnings. This equates to 72,000 contacts a year in a 50,000 person town. His claims are backed up by audio recordings of his superiors he made. The Auburn police department declined requests to be interviewed for this story.

“There are not that many speeders, there are not that many people running red lights to get those numbers, so what [the police] do is they lower their standards,” says Hanners. That led to the department encouraging officers to arrest people that Hanners “didn’t feel like had broken the law.”


Former Reason staffer Radley Balko, now an investigative reporter for the Huffington Post and author of the new book, Rise of the Warrrior Cop, says that this isn’t just a nuisance, it infringes on public safety.

“You have a policy that encourages police to create petty crimes and ignore serious crimes, and that’s clearly the opposite of what we want our police to be doing,” says Balko.

Hanners repeatedly voiced his concerns through his chain of command, and the department responded that these requirements are necessary for increasing productivity.

Yet Hanners firmly believes that the quotas are entirely revenue driven.

“I had no intention of dropping it,” says Hanners, “This is a problem in more places than Auburn, and I think once the people know that they can hold their public officials accountable, it’ll change.”

The police chief singled out by Hanners retired this July, citing medical reasons.


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The greek tyrant Pisistratus used ‘false flag’ tactics 2500 years ago:  “A popular general, Pisistratus first tried to seize power in about 560 BC. Posing as a champion of the hill farmers, he inflicted wounds upon himself and drove his cart into Athens alleging his opponents had attacked him. Taken in by his story the Athenians granted him his own bodyguard, which he then used to seize control of the Acropolis.”           ( source) 

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