2012 in review

December 31, 2012

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 140,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


DumpDC Has A New Home

December 5, 2012

Friends- I have completed the migration of DumpDC.com to its new home. If you previously found DumpDC at the address:

http://www.dumpdc.wordpress.com, please change the address to:

www.DumpDC.com

You may also find it at: http://AMAPublishing.com/dumpdc.

Please bookmark either one you like.

From today on, I will not be supporting this old site. And eventually, WordPress will likely shut it down again.

Join us at DumpDC.com!!!


Gun Control And The Well-Regulated Militia Update

December 4, 2012

By Russell D. Longcore

(Editor’s note: I wrote this back in May 2009. I’m updating it today. Apparently, sportscaster Bob Costas and other mindless state-worshippers still cannot wrap their brains around the concepts of Natural Law. Of course, they would have had to actually learn the concept in order to forget or ignore it.)

Gun control is today’s subject. The issue has regrettably popped up onto the national radar screen after Jovan Belcher, a nobody NFL player, shot and killed his girlfriend and then did the criminal courts system a favor by killing himself. (In the USA, there are about 221 homicides EACH WEEK in which a gun is used.* But the rest of those people weren’t major or minor celebrities, so they must not count.) Those who would outlaw gun ownership are undaunted and patient. They know that another celebrity shooting, school shooting or mass murder will eventually occur in the United States, and that the event will propel this issue back onto the front pages and lead stories in the news media. So, let us examine the issue of gun control in light of history and a strict interpretation of the Constitution.

For today, we will suspend the debate about whether the Constitution has any validity. Let’s just all stipulate that for this argument, it does.

The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States says:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.

Any State with a well-regulated Militia would be capable of defending itself from Federal tyranny or foreign invasion. Over the past two hundred years, the individual States have forgotten that their security as a free State relies upon a well regulated Militia. The first two phrases in the Amendment shed light on today’s power structure in the United States. The Federal government now has standing armies, navies and an air force that far outnumbers any state militia. So, state sovereignty has been destroyed. Now states are more like counties…no sovereignty, only slave territories of a cancer-ridden, predatory Federal system. So the very opposite of the Second Amendment has become true, stated thus: “A Well-Regulated Militia, being unnecessary to the security of a Serf State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall indeed be infringed.”

Let’s consider the definition of the word “arms”.

The Second Amendment does not define the word “arms” but leaves it open to definition and expansion in the future. “Arms” were not only firearms, but any weapon that could be used to defend one’s life or property. Why then do the anti-gun advocates only single out firearms as the focus of their desire to disarm Americans? Why not archery equipment, swords, knives, or sharpened sticks?

Next, let’s look at the word “infringe”. The Webster’s Dictionary defines “infringe” in two ways pertinent to this discussion; from the Latin “infrangere”:(1) “to break; to violate or go beyond the limits of: (2) to encroach upon.” In order to further explain the Second Amendment, the definition of the word “right” must also be considered, and is: “something due to one by law, custom or nature.” The “right” is the thing not to be infringed by government. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson writes of mankind being “endowed by their Creator with certain Unalienable Rights.” The definitions above speak directly to rights endowed to humans by natural law, and to the nature of man as a created being subject to God’s authority. These rights were among those enumerated as “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Therefore, the Second Amendment states that the right to keep and bear arms is one that is endowed by our Creator under natural law and shall not be broken, violated or encroached upon by the Federal government. It validates the concept of personal property ownership, in this case one’s own person, and the principle of self-defense.

Read What Are Unalienable Rights? to grasp the concept of Natural Law and Unalienable Rights.

Many gun control advocates support, and have been successful in the criminalization of the ownership of certain automatic and semi-automatic weapons, the so-called “assault weapons”. They now seek to restrict the ownership of nearly all firearms by private citizens. Yet the issue of advancing technology was not an issue that the framers of the Constitution even considered worthy of mention. These were learned men, and were well aware of the technological improvements that were made in weaponry just in their lifetimes. They knew world history and knew that guns and gunpowder were relative newcomers to the art of war.

But please consider: at the time of the Revolutionary War, did not the Continental armies possess the same technology of armaments as the Redcoats? Yes.

Hadn’t the Colonial citizens owned and used firearms since the early 1600s? Yes!

Did the English soldiers have cartridges for their rifles while the Colonials had only musket and ball? No. Musket, ball and cannon were the leading technologies of the day.

Did only the King have the ability to build ships, forge cannon and cannonball? No. John Paul Jones was a privateer, which is basically a government-sponsored pirate, preying on English ships. His first wartime command was aboard the ship Providence, owned by New England businessman John Brown. The Providence bristled with cannons.

Both of the combatants in the Revolutionary War had the same technology in armaments. The Continental armies consisted of fighting citizens, taking up their rifles and pistols, forging cannon and going to war against superior numbers in the British army and navy, but not against superior weapons.

Therefore, when it came time for the framers of the Constitution to consider the Amendments, they did not even mention the possibility that the private citizen should be prevented from owning the same weapons as the military. Ladies and Gentlemen, the militias of the Colonies WERE the military!! Could it be that they considered the threat of government tyranny greater than that of citizens owning the latest, most advanced weapons? If the Continentals had the same technology in armaments as the British military, how is it that today’s politician has concluded that (a) semi-auto firearms are not necessary for a citizen to own, (b) full-auto firearms have mostly been outlawed, and that (c) firearms should be OK as long as they are used for hunting or sporting purposes? Where in HELL did this hunting and sporting idea come from?

One of the beauties of the Constitution is its simplicity. The Second Amendment is written with no ambiguity in clear, simple words. Words have meaning. For decades now, those who would subjugate our citizens with Federal and State tyranny have fought to redefine the words of the Second Amendment. They have been successful in passing unconstitutional laws that do in fact infringe upon our right to keep and bear arms. The framers understood that with freedom comes responsibility, and that the ideas and acts of men have consequences. Yet they entrusted to future generations this simple Amendment. They possessed the foreknowledge that this newly-formed government would have the same potential as governments throughout history to decline toward tyranny and totalitarianism.

Finally, you might want to take a look at Ammo: Isn’t It Obvious? which is likely the next logical step for Washington to take to disarm America.

Liberty lovers, tyranny is usually not completed in one grand sweep. There is no single foreign enemy that is going to invade America and enslave its people. It is much more effective when the tyrants enslave people a tiny bit at a time. Tyrants are patient, and the people are usually too busy living their lives to care. It’s death by a thousand little cuts. And you still end up dead.

The Right To Keep And Bear Arms is yet another great reason that secession is the ONLY solution for individual liberty and property rights in North America.

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

*CDC stats 2009

© Copyright 2012, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Flash Editorials December 1, 2012

December 1, 2012

By Russell D. Longcore

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(Editor’s Note: WordPress, the host of this blog, deactivated the blog Friday night, indicating that I had violated their Terms of Service as related to Advertising Policy. This blog has been going continuously since 2009…over FOUR YEARS with a perfect record of compliance. WordPress did not send me an email…make a note on my blog…call me…and tell me that there was some piece of content they wanted removed. They just shut me down. We here at DumpDC may need to move from WordPress to a private web host. We still love WordPress, but feel their treatment of us was pretty heavy handed. The site came back online about 3:00 Eastern Monday, and WP still has not communicated with me to tell me what they want done. We await their pleasure…)

Welcome to Flash Editorials for December 1st, 2012. Christmas…Bah, Humbug!!

I am Russell D. Longcore, owner and editor of DumpDC. Flash Editorials is presented by w w w dot Dump D C dot com. DumpDC is the world leader in secessionist thought. We show the world that secession is the only hope for personal liberty and property rights on the planet.


Now, to the news.

The pickins are pretty slim these days after the Obama win, but we do soldier on.

The Nation I: Two tickets for the $588 million Powerball lottery were sold Wednesday night…one in Missouri and one in Arizona. There is a hidden code in your Powerball ticket. If you still have one handy, grab it and I’ll tell you how to read your losing Powerball ticket. The First number is the number of car payments you still have to make. The second number is the number of years you’ll have to keep working at that job you despise. Third number is the number of major life mistakes you’ve made that led to a near-impossible Lotto win being your only hope for a debt-free existence…or a comfy retirement. Fourth number is how many dollars you have in your checking account. Fifth number is how many times you stood in front of the bathroom mirror rehearsing the ways you were going to tell your co-workers and boss to kiss your ass. And the sixth number is the number of times you will re-check the ticket before accepting that you had not a chance in hell of winning. (I stole that off of Facebook.)

The Nation II: The only other story worth mentioning here in national news is the death of Zig Ziglar. Zig died Wednesday in Dallas from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Ziglar was the undisputed Emperor of all motivational speakers. He filled auditoriums where ever he spoke. His career spanned five decades, and Zig was…and still is…greatly beloved by those like me who are personal development junkies. His most famous quote is, “You can get anything in life you want if you’ll just help enough other people get what THEY want.” Rest well, Mister Ziglar. You’ve earned it.

International I: A tectonic economic shift occurred in Phnom Penh, Cambodia during the week of November 16th to 20th, and America still does not know about it. The 20th ASEAN Summit of 2012 brought together thirteen nations that represent half of the world’s population. Our Dearly Beloved Leader Barry showed up at the conference with his bag 0’tricks, and was politely tolerated until he left, as is the Asian way. America has little to offer the world at this point, and Obama’s proposals for American participation in Asia were shunned entirely. The world is lining up with China, and the nations of the developing world are looking to China for economic leadership…and finding it. China is leading the BRICS nations in an effort to replace the US Dollar as world reserve currency. Remember that China is the world’s largest producer of gold and silver, and China does not disclose much of their mining output. China also is not selling gold outside its own borders. So their lead on the world in gold production is far greater than anyone but the Chinese know. China has been a net seller of US Treasuries over the past year, not adding any more bonds to their holdings, but quietly selling them. And curiously, Japan has been the biggest foreign buyer of US bonds lately. Just goes to show you. Japan’s economy imploded from too much debt about 20 years ago and has not fully recovered. And now they are adding on more American debt instruments? Isn’t this the nation that just had a giant earthquake and tsunami that destroyed much of their nuclear power generating infrastructure? Japan should be plowing all its Yen into its own nation, not helping prop up Washington. Japan would not be buying all this debt unless it perceived some benefit from it. Don’t you wonder what DC has promised the Japanese government? These things have a way of leaking out. Stay tuned.

Yesterday’s DumpDC posting was all about this. Scroll down and make sure you read the article entitled, “The Asian Pivot Already Happened.”

Business I: This week’s Reuters Online has a story about entrepreneurs and “Lean Startup.” That term defines a web businessman starting with little or no capital investment. Another term I’ve seen is “Ultralight Startup.” Google that term to learn more. But if you have never done an online business, what do you do? If you ever dreamed of owning a small business, the timing for starting one could not be better. Your choice of which business to start is more important than any other consideration. Let me show you our business at: www.PortableOnlineBusiness.com

Here is tonight’s commercial message. Anybody read the Tim Ferriss book, The Four Hour Workweek? The subtitle is ”Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join The New Rich.” Ever heard a sexier title…a more irresistible tease? Who wouldn’t want a four hour work week? But I have something that is a variation on that. Maybe I’m not as good as Tim, or perhaps I have different talents and abilities than he has. But my system works just GREAT!

Let me offer to you the joys of 7 Hour Wealth! At 7 Hour Wealth, our sub-title is “Live How You Want To Live, Live Where You Want To Live, And Make Money Doing It!”

We still LOVE the DEAL concept that Tim Ferriss teaches. DEAL is an acrostic for a process of creating time freedom, which is what we are all about:

D – Definition: You must define how you want your life to operate before you can have it.
E – Elimination: We teach you how to get rid of time gobbling activity in favor of time spent that is rich in results.
A – Automation: being to outsource the stuff you know best to others, thereby freeing up your time while still maintaining control of the process.
L – Liberation: this is about living the success you defined at the beginning. And this level of success allows for the ultimate luxury…mobility and the freedom to live by your own rules, not someone else’s rules.

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Economy I: The number of actual initial unemployment claims filed under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 357,015 in the week ending November 17th. This is a whopping decrease of 46,541 over the previous week and is attributable to Holiday merchants hiring. Curiously, the Labor Department NEVER reports the number of claimants that reached the end of their benefits and fell out of the system. But the story is the number. Another 357,000 people just like you filed new jobless claims last week. Just last week. And corporations all across America will shed jobs in the final weeks of 2012 in an attempt to show greater profitability at the end of the 4th quarter. It happens every year.

And I’ll say it again. Think about all those jobs said to have been “created” by the Obama Administration, or promised by schmucks like Mitt Romney. First…government does not create jobs, either in the public sector or the private sector. Jobs are created by capital, not by taxation. Capital is investment; taxation is theft with the implied threat of death. All jobs are not created equal. If you create two jobs that pay $10 an hour in the low-paying service sector to replace the high-paying engineering job in manufacturing that paid $50 an hour, you can truthfully say you created more jobs than you lost. But the economic impact is not the same. This is the dirty little secret of the politician and job creation. And the only reason they can get away with this over and over is that the American people don’t know the difference and don’t know the numbers behind the headlines.

In Sports: Big rivalry in the NFL between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons got decided in Atlanta’s favor Thursday night with a 23-13 win. That leaves the Falcons with the best record in the NFL at 11-1, and the Saints effectively out of any hopes of getting to the playoffs. Playoffs? Playoffs? Jim Mora.

In Entertainment: The Rolling Stones are beginning their 50th Anniversary Tour with a show in London on Sunday night, then on to three more gigs in America…in the New York area. Can you imagine these old coots, all nearly 70 years old, still playing kick-ass rock and roll? Jagger was born in 1943…do the math. And what Vegas bookie would have even taken a bet on whether Keith Richards would even be alive in 2012? But here they are, doing four more concerts. And their concerts will be over two hours long, with nearly two dozen songs performed. But only four concerts…they’re old wankers. Ancient tossers.

Finally, in Entertainment: JRR Tolkien’s epic book The Hobbit has been lovingly turned into a three-movie series by Peter Jackson, the producer that brought us the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Hobbit One will be in theaters on December 14th. You must see this film.

That’s all for tonight. Thanks for watching. I am Russell D. Longcore. For all of us here at Dump D C: Good night and good luck.

Dump DC: Six Letters That WILL Change History.

Copyright 2012: Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


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