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Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) was the greatest economist of my time. His greatest works can be accessed here at no charge.

Mises believed that property, freedom and peace are and should be the hallmarks of a satisfying and prosperous society. I agree. Mises proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the prospect for general and individual prosperity is maximized, indeed, is only possible, if the principle of private property reigns supreme. What's yours is yours. What's mine is mine. When the line between yours and mine is smudged, the door to conflict opens. Without freedom (individual liberty of action) the principle of private property is neutered and the free market, which is the child of property and freedom and the mother of prosperity and satisfaction, cannot exist. Peace is the goal of a prosperous and satisfying society of free individuals, not peace which is purchased by submission to the enemies of property and freedom, but peace which results from the unyielding defense of these principles against all who challenge them.

In this blog I measure American society against the metrics of property, freedom and peace.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

We're Paying Government To Fry Our Brains!

 I saw this story the other day on the Drudge Report. My first reaction was: Is this real or an article in the onion?

Russia working on electromagnetic radiation guns

WHILE many believed it to be an April Fool's Day joke, Vladimir Putin has confirmed Russia has been testing mind-bending psychotronic guns that can effectively turn people into zombies. 
The futuristic weapons - which attack their victims' central nervous system - are being developed by scientists and could be used against Russia's enemies and even its own dissidents by the end of the decade.

Mr Putin has described the guns, which use electromagnetic radiation like that found in microwave ovens, as entirely new instruments for achieving political and strategic goals...

...While the technology has been around for some time, MrTsyganok said the guns were recently tested for crowd control purposes.

“When it was used for dispersing a crowd and it was focused on a man, his body temperature went up immediately as if he was thrown into a hot frying pan," Mr Tsyganok said.
 Those damn, devious, Russian animals will stop at nothing, right?

Maybe so, but a quick Google of the net proves that the Russians aren't the only miscreants in the world testing such weapons. You guessed it, the US has been testing such weapons for years. And if history teaches us anything, the US is far ahead of anyone else in the world in developing these weapons...err, "crowd control" devices. "Crowd control." What a laugh!

How about this article: 6 Creepy New Weapons Police and Military Use To Subdue Unarmed People.

Number One on the list is "The Invisible Pain Ray: The ‘Holy Grail of Crowd Control.’"

Guess what, The Invisible Pain Ray gun "works like an open-air microwave oven, projecting a focused beam of electromagnetic radiation to heat the skin of its targets."

It sounds like Putin's toy, doesn't it?

Does anybody believe developing these weapons, whose primary purpose is "crowd control," is a proper function of the government of a free country?

I've been accused of being an alarmist. Really? Don't these weapons set a chill running up and down your spine?

 Coming to a city street near you?

And then there's this little gadget our Japanese friends are developing: the speech-jamming gun. You read that right. This "crowd control" item "can silence people more than 30 meters (100 feet) away."

These ultra-modern "crowd control" weapons are technically scary, but add to these new weapons the recent news that the government is replenishing their stock of conventional weaponry and ammo in a big way.

The Dept. of Homeland Security has ordered 450-million rounds of 40 caliber ammo and 175-million rounds of 223 cartridges.

The US Forest Service has recently "solicited and secured a bid for over 300,000 rounds of ammunition," including 40 caliber, 9mm, .38 caliber and 223 cartridges along with 12 gauge shotgun shells.

To put all this in prospective, a few months ago the FBI ordered 100,000 rounds of 40 caliber ammo.

Remember how we all went nuts in 2010 when the Department of Education ordered 27 12-gauge shotguns? It seems it's about time they ordered a few million rounds of ammo.

All this crap doesn't help me sleep at night. Does any of it make sense to you?

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