“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
~Attributed to Groucho Marx
An excellent eye opening book to the facts of the day where politicians make the laws, but don’t feel obligated to follow them; only we little people must follow them. Makes you wonder exactly what they are thinking other than Aristocracy, eh? It seems to be a much more abbreviated version of “Gulag Archipelago” by Solzhenitsyn, which in turn was based upon the Soviet forced labor camps – where a good Russian was defined by his term in the Siberian Gulags. Hmmmmm, a rather odd way to determine one’s worth in society, don’t you think?
Based upon much of his time in the legal system, on the bench, etc. Judge Napolitano has a great many tales of disdainful legal antics, and as time goes on it tends to get much worse.
He was our 7th President of the United States with a very colorful life. He was a man who held to a certain call of integrity and high ideals. He was charismatic individual both politically and militarily. He believed in the rights of the states and the people and never held to the strong central government mindset. He was just one of 5 US Presidents who desired the dismantling of the Central Bank (present day Federal Reserve). Was responsible for Florida (1821) & Texas (recognized their Independence), defeated the British attack on the US’s southern coastline during the War of 1812. You have to admit that he was a very prolific leader both politically and militarily.
Don’t get me wrong, he definitely had his bad points as he treated all the Indians the same, regardless if they helped him or not. When he sat down with the Indians, he used that as an opportunity for a massive land grab for the United States. And we cannot look past the Trail of Tears which was one of the worst times in American history concerning human rights issues.
An intriguing book to say the very least. This book walks you through many of the sciences; mostly theoretical in nature. You do not have to be a science geek to read it, but trust me it would be helpful in understanding a greater portion of the book. Regardless of that fact, it was at the very least a rollercoaster ride learning a bit about many differing theories about hyperspace, wormholes, black holes, time travel, parallel universes, and other dimensions. In some parts it was an easy read, and other parts were a tough read. Overall, I found it to be a great book that touched on many theories and subjects of science which I have always been interested in, but just never read about or studied. I left this book with several questions and thoughts, such as: As civilizations mature they tend to disappear; as these civilizations rise to power and harness the power of the atom, are they destined to destroy themselves? Is the galaxy destined to continue to expand, or will it eventually – at some point in time – begin to contract?
I have seen Michio Kaku on several programs on the news channels, Discovery and Science channels. He is a very interesting individual who seems to be able to put very tough subjects into very simplistic terms.
I find the founding fathers to be a very interesting breed of men to say the very least. I found Patrick Henry to be a very interesting man. A man of great oration, great knowledge, great ability, great conviction, high moral ideals, and the list continues on. His “Give Me Liberty” speech was what set him apart and created such a profound definition of Patrick Henry. He moved on to greater things with respect to the foundation of this country. He was one of the few that actually stood against the passage of the US Constitution which he believed gave too much power to the Central (Federal) Government. Looking back through history, I would tend to believe his assessment of the situation – governmentally speaking – as our government has grown by leaps and bound via force and usurpation.
I am an avid reader of many things and subjects. History and historical figures are those that I am attracted to; however, it is not because I am stuck in the past but rather I believe we should be studying and learning from our past and history. As mentioned in a previous post, George Santayana once wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Keep that in mind when it seems as though you are sensing a moment of déjà vu with respect to politics.
A short book of only 223 pages about Henry Ford, a phenomenal man of business and later became one of the richest in America. He changes the way manufacturing was accomplished making it more efficient. He would change how things were done time and again until he got it the way he wanted thus getting the most out of his workers, constantly streamlining the operation. He tended to pay his people more than an average salary expecting to get more from his workers. He showed a disdain toward, and rarely hired, people with degrees as they had a tendency to know what could not be done and had the habit of not using the quality of imagination to find those things that could be done. He always knew what he wanted and had a tenacious focus in attaining that goal. The builder and creator of the Model T, and refused to change the style for such a time as to reap millions upon millions of dollars in wealth in the process. He was an excellent business man, tenacious worker, and became one of the richest in America at the time.
I found this book to be interesting and an easy read, but it left me wanting to know a little more about him. It was an overview of his life and works and was fairly complete, but I believe there were more details that would help me to understand him just that much more.
This is a very interesting book about the economic condition of the US, to say the very least. This book is for those who believe that the direction, in which this country is headed, economically, is the wrong direction. In-fact, deep down we know that this economic crisis which we find ourselves in is potentially devastating and cataclysmic for this country. It will take the actions of true Americans to perform their patriotic duty by taking it upon them to restore this country to the greatness and stature it once held. No longer can we wait for and seek out a leader to pave the way, but rather we each must pave the way by becoming and being the leader that we must be. In so doing we can set things right by restoring this republic to its rightful place and making the truly tough decisions to cut spending instead of borrowing the money from our children’s future. This book is chock full of great ideas to change the direction of this country, if we would only seek their fruition. And if only our representatives sought our input. Unfortunately, they have far greater ideas to utterly destroy the economic and financial future of this grat country.
On a personal note I highly recommend this as an eye opening read, but should also be accompanied by reading Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom,” and G.E. Griffin’s “The Creature from Jekyll Island.”
A very interesting look into the meaning of “sovereignty”, which these days has been made out to be a very dirty word in line with communism, fascism, anarchy and may other anti governmental mindsets. But the fact of the matter that each and every person is a sovereign individual, in light of the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the rights given us by God (or as Thomas Jefferson put it Nature’s God.) These unalienable rights, which our founding fathers fought to preserve, that we would be recognized as a sovereign nation in the eyes of England. The power politic resided solely in our hands as “We the People”; however, we have become so lazy that all “We the People” actually do is bitch and complain at the television instead of taking action. But there are a great many things we each can do in order to reclaim our sovereignty and increase our power as individual State Citizens. Much of the information presented was backed by court cases and laws which remain on the books.