Here's one of the proposed solutions of the Cato Institute for the U.S. healthcare system. It's called Health-Status Insurance. It's insurance against rising healthcare insurance. Buy it when you are young, and when rates for health insurance go up as you age, submit Health-Status Insurance claims. The law would have to prevent insurance companies from being able to drop people. I would wince at yet another layer of fine print and all the law suits that would result, but this is the standard fare of laissez-faire that is unprincipled-anarchical economics.
Frankly, this Health-Status Insurance proposal is obvious smoke and mirrors. If the insurance industry can spread the risk via Health-Status Insurance sufficient to reduce overall premium costs for medical, then it could do it without Health-Status Insurance. The fact is that this Health-Status Insurance is just another wasteful layer for higher overall costs and more profit taking by greedy con artists. It would not reduce overall insurance premium costs or medical costs.
What it is, is the exact opposite direction of giving and sharing, which giving and sharing is what Jesus Christ calls for.
I just added another comment to a thread where someone name Ernie Lazar has been attempting to defend certain of the Koch brothers who have funded the Cato Institute.
Ernie Lazar is of Palm Springs, California, according to his own statements on the Internet. He seems to think he's somebody because he says he has "acquired the entire FBI headquarters file on the John Birch Society." How does he know he has "acquired the entire FBI headquarters file on the John Birch Society"? Anyone who thinks that and spreads it but claims others are too loose with their thinking needs to do more thinking.
The comment thread is here: RUSH LIMBAUGH SAYS JAMES VON BRUNN WAS A LEFTIST: LIMBAUGH'S POSSESSION ON DISPLAY. That thread, by the way, is very revealing about the demand for "credentials" by the same people who withhold such credentialing. It's a trick of evil. It's part of the dark arts. They tried to pull it on Jesus when they asked him where he received the authority to speak the truth and when they were put off by the fact that they, the Pharisees and others, had not "educated" him.
Charles Koch has been especially patronizing of the Cato Institute.
Koch Industries is apparently not a publicly traded corporation. It is reportedly the largest private corporation in the U.S. by income. Koch is oil and gas, so Cato's laissez-faire, pollution capitalism is tailor made for Charles Koch who funded Murray Rothbard, the anarcho-capitalist, Austrian School, Ludwig von Mises disciple, who later was run off because, among other reasons, he was offended when Koch insisted on allowing in Chicago School economists.
In fact, this Health-Status Insurance is the brainchild of John H. Cochrane, a Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago.
Now, to use Ernie Lazar's claimed logic, which you may see from the comment thread, John H. Cochrane has "credentials" and all sorts of data at his disposal and, therefore, he is in a better position to "know." However, I'm completely right that he's simply conjuring up another layer so the takers can take more not by offering the best idea but by offering a stupid idea that they can get their band wagon to make noise about to attempt to get so many additional riders that too many will think it's a great idea to keep it from being pushed through.
Many on the band wagon know full well that it's a fake. They wink at each other because they are getting theirs and to hell with others who don't have the evil sense to do the same while the getting is "good."
Understand here that the driving force behind Koch, Cato, Rothbard, von Mises, Lazar, the Chicago School, laissez faire, and the rest of it, is not God or Christ. It's not righteousness. It's not truth. It's the system of the unrighteous mammon. No Christian has any business spreading any of their ideas as being "good."
Milton Friedman wasn't right. Paul Krugman isn't right.
Let me state here that Populism needs to rid itself of racism and ethnic bigotry. I do not hold with all things Institute of Historical Review, Noontide Press, Willis Carto, Liberty Lobby, and The Spotlight. That does not though mean that they never speak any truths. I no of no groups that never speak at least partial-truths.
I don't say to drive them underground either but rather to meet their intellectual challenges. This view applies to Marxists and White supremacists and Nazi Jews, such as Frank Cohen, alias Frank Collin. By the way, please note how the article is very nearly excusatory. It is written with a view to making Cohen appear to be a sympathetic figure as in it was his father's fault. Well, no doubt psychopaths and sociopaths are the result of a combination of predilection and physical injuries and abuse. The point here though is that this treatment is afforded only to some figures. Hitler and Churchill for instance are not often given the same benefit. Hitler is not because he is not held out to be Jewish (except for some who have claimed his mother was at least partly Jewish). Churchill is not because he, though his mother was Jewish-American, fought the Nazis with fire bombings without hesitation. Churchill's own hyper-racist and eugenicist (including forced sterilization) views are swept under the rug. We are to appease the anti-appeasers. It's the pure hypocrisy of the neocons.
If they say that certain things have never been properly examined to determine if, and to what degree if, some Jews in strategic positions lied about the numbers of Jews exterminated and by what means and where, etc., then the proper way to handle that is to meet their challenges head on rather than outlawing their assertions.
Now, I know that there are some Roman Catholics who have actually moved to do this. They have been going about Europe documenting statements of those still alive who were in positions to know. Those Roman Catholics, with the help of others, are documenting grave sites for future investigation. Let me say that the mission is admirable, but the resources and time it is taking due to a lack of governmental and other organizational support is insane. Also, those Roman Catholics are not directly investigating where and how the claims of certain real holocaust deniers would be completely shut down by facts. For instance, the claim has been made that ground-penetrating sound-wave technology has shown that mass graves are not where certain Jews claimed they must be, in and around extermination camps. The claims take into account the burning of bodies too. The only right thing to do is to conduct independent, highly public and publicized international investigations to either confirm or refute the claims of the holocaust deniers on that specific charge. Not to do so lends an aura of credence to holocaust denial. Understand here that the estimate of six million Jews exterminated requires physical remains even of ash and bone, as any professional and certified cremationist can rightly attest. So, put the claims to rest or revise the numbers, but do not outlaw inquiry else you will find that it can be turned against truth including your own.
It is wrong to hold all Jews responsible for what only some Jews have done or are doing. It is wrong to hold all Jews responsible for the terrorist Jewish Defense League (JDL) who recently ransacked a Palestinian bookstore in Paris, France. (See: "." Press TV. July 8, 2009.) Those are Jewish thugs. They are fascist Jews. To call them otherwise is to coddle them and no favor to anyone. It's no blessing to be coddled for wrong doing.
It's not necessary or a blessing to anyone to coddle Jewish thugs or anyone else who commits violent crimes, including Israel when it commits war crimes and genocide and crimes against humanity. It isn't politically expedient either. (See: "," by Conn Hallinan. CounterPunch. July 13, 2009.)
According to a recent Zogby International poll, 50 percent of Americans think that the U.S. should "get tough" with Israel. Some 32 percent were "not sure," and only 19 percent said, "do nothing." But once the partisan gap is factored in, Obama supporters overwhelmingly favor "getting tough" by 71 to 18.
It is wrong to hold all Germans responsible for what only some Germans have done or are doing. It is not wrong to hold all Jews or all Germans responsible if no Jew or, in the case of Germans, no German stands up to speak and to do the truth.
How does this figure Biblically? Well, even the Old Testament un-enhanced concept of God held that if there are any righteous among a people that those righteous must be spared. They must be called out from amongst the wicked before the tares (the supposedly irredeemable) are gathered and burned.
As for Ernie Lazar, he criticizes people for not backing up their writings with fact; yet, even though there is enough in the history of Eustace Mullins to show that he has a Nazi/Fascist background, Ernie wrote Ernie's attack on Mullins in which Ernie states that Mullins was arrested for sodomizing a teenage hitchhiker and was thrown out of someone's house for homosexual behavior, but Ernie provides no documentation for those allegations. Not only that, but he carefully included a statement that Mullins had been in trouble many times for child molestation.
Mullins also wrote that:
"Nearly all the disunity among nationalists in America can be traced to the Dilling-Freedman-McGinley axis..." [The reference is to Elizabeth Dilling, Benjamin Freedman and Conde McGinley. 12/19/55 Mullins letter to GLKS].
See April 1961 John Birch Society Bulletin, page 16 for the following Robert Welch descriptive comment: "...the most vicious and most extensive charges ever leveled against me have been by such notorious anti-Semites as Lyrl Clark Van Hyning (Women's Voice) and Elizabeth Dilling (The Dilling Bulletin)..."
This is a strange twist. You get a small picture here of everyone set against each other in a circle. That's the outcome that the divide-and-conquer and divide-and-rule crowd want. It's the outcome that COINTELPRO, by J. Edgar Hoover, wanted.
The Bureau approved 2,370 separate counterintelligence actions. 27 Their techniques ranged from anonymously mailing reprints of newspaper and magazine articles (sometimes Bureau-authored or planted) to group members or supporters to convince them of the error of their ways, 28 to mailing anonymous letters to a member's spouse accusing the target of infidelity ; 29 from using informants to raise controversial issues at meetings in order to cause dissent, 30 to the "snitch jacket" (falsely labeling a group member as an informant) 31 and encouraging street warfare between violent groups ; 32 from contacting members of a "legitimate group to expose the alleged subversive background of a fellow member 33 to contacting an employer to get a target fired; 34 from attempting to arrange for reporters to interview targets with planted questions, 35 to trying to stop targets from speaking at all ; 36 from notifying state and local authorities of a target's criminal law violations, 37 to using the IRS to audit a professor, not just to collect any taxes owing, but to distract him from his political activities. 38
(2) to prevent the rise of a "messiah" who could "unify, and electrify," the movement, naming specifically Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, and Elijah Muhammed;
7. New Left. — The Internal Security Section had undergone a slow transition from concentrating on the "Old Left" — the CPUSA and SWP — to focusing primarily on the activities of the "New Left" — a term which had no precise definition within the Bureau. 99 Some agents defined "New Left" functionally, by connection with protests. Others defined it by philosophy, particularly antiwar philosophy.
(1) preparing leaflets designed to discredit student demonstrators, using photographs of New Left leadership at the respective universities. "Naturally, the most obnoxious pictures should be used";
(2) instigating "personal conflicts or animosities" between New Left leaders;
(3) creating the impression that leaders are "informants for the Bureau or other law enforcement agencies";
(4) sending articles from student newspapers or the "underground press" which show the depravity of the New Left to university officials, donors, legislators, and parents. "Articles showing advocation of the use of narcotics and free sex are ideal";
(5) having members arrested on marijuana charges;
(6) sending anonymous letters about a student's activities to parents, neighbors, and the parents' employers. "This could have the effect of forcing the parents to take action";
(7) sending anonymous letters or leaflets describing the "activities and associations" of New Left faculty members and graduate assistants to university officials, legislators, Boards of Regents, and the press. "These letters should be signed 'A Concerned Alumni,' or 'A Concerned Taxpayer'";
(8) using cooperative press contacts" to emphasize that the "disruptive elements" constitute a "minority" of the students. "The press should demand an immediate referendum on the issue in question";
(9) exploiting the "hostility" among the SDS and other New Left groups toward the SWP, YSA, and Progressive Labor Party;
(10) using "friendly news media'' and law enforcement officials to disrupt New Left coffeehouses near military bases which are attempting to "influence members of the Armed Forces";
(11) using cartoons, photographs, and anonymous letters to "ridicule" the New Left, and
(12) using "misinformation" to "confuse and disrupt" New Left activities, such as by notifying members that events have been cancelled. 110
As noted earlier, the lack of any Bureau definition of "New Left" resulted in targeting almost every anti-war group, 111 and spread to students demonstrating against anything.
So, what's Ernie doing? He's gone around the Internet planting his seeds. He's commented here and there leaving his links. He's being quoted a bit here and there. He's being believed by a handful anyway. That handful has a mindset that is anti-Mullins for the right reasons, but is it also anti-Mullins for the wrong reasons designed to gloss over Israeli, Zionist, Jewish (some) wrong-doing? Well, the answer to that is yes. It's clear on its face.
There may be such documentation about Mullins and sodomy and being thrown out for homosexuality. It may be completely reliable. However, that's not the point. The point is that Ernie makes a huge deal about documentation, more than anyone who has ever commented on this site before, but he then throws damning (so far, unsubstantiated) allegations out there about Eustace Mullins who is one of the fiercest critics of Zionism. Why not just stick with the documents if you are one who demands nothing but from others. I don't. I believe in seeing souls by their words and deeds even when those words and deeds are mischaracterized by others, as in the case of the war crimes by Israel that the mainstream media, largely controlled by Zionists, mischaracterize as anti-terrorist measures.
Lastly, Ernie Lazar ends his article with the following:
One wonders, therefore, how such conspiracy believers explain why Mullins (an alleged RIGHT-WING "patriot" who is routinely recommended by extreme right-wing individuals and organizations) nevertheless has spent so much of his life associating with, working with, writing for, and/or promoting and recommending such Hitler-admiring and supposedly "collectivist", and/or "leftist", and/or "socialist" individuals, groups and publications as:
The quote is from the 10/06/08 version. He may change it now that I've written this. If he does that correctly (which would include giving textual and linked credit where due), then fine. Otherwise, you'll just know further who he is.
Adolf Hitler a socialist? That is only true where the only real spectrum is where laissez-faire capitalist is one end and "liberty" and everything else is toward the other end. Reality though is that that is a false spectrum. That spectrum is the anarcho-capitalist's spectrum, which doesn't exist in reality. Murray Rothbard and Ludwig von Mises were only dreaming. The Chicago School, with Milton Friedman and the monetarists, only dream too.
Real liberty is being free of evil, and money is always the unrighteous mammon. It was an evil invention that came out from selfish hearts. It was ruination.
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I read all nine pages years ago. It's amazing that people are still completely in a spell. They fall into what Ernie is into. It's not Christianity!
Ernie Lazar ought to like that material because it's from CIA documents. Also, this much of the material has run through Congressional and Senate committees and hearings and been accepted. The U.S. government at the level of President has even apologized for some of the evil experiments. So, don't be a dupe. This stuff occurs. They admit it. They apologize. They say they won't do things such as these again. Then they do. The cycle repeats and repeats and repeats because the people keep following monsters the people falsely imagine are providing safety, security, morality, abundance, peace, etc. They are not. They are providing first and foremost and often exclusively for themselves and then their own immediate family members unless they are fighting, even murdering, them for wealth, power, and control.
Now, the thing is, who's asking whom to believe what? Those calling themselves Zionists in Israel and the U.S. are constantly up in arms about holocaust denial, but then lied through their teeth about using white phosphorus against Gazan civilians. Anyone who had seen the videos and photos of the white phosphorus being sprayed down on Fallujah just after George W. Bush was supposedly reelected could readily see the Israelis were doing the exact same thing against the Gazans. Yet, the IDF lied and lied and lied about it. So, why should I believe proven, unrepentant perjurers about the holocaust? Why should I just take their word for it? Why should I do what I'm doing now such as not buying the official governmental fable about 9/11? I didn't believe all the lies about Iraq and WDM and al Qaeda. I was right not to. So why believe the same liars about the holocaust without verification of the alleged facts?
I'm not buying into the Zionists' propaganda about Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program. The U.N. and others had said that Iraq didn't have any WMD anymore. The U.N. has been saying that Iran has been cooperating every bit as much as Iraq ever did and that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program. Iran says it doesn't want or need a nuclear weapons program. Well, North Korea believes that the threat of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) is the only thing that has held back U.S. aggression and imperial ambitions toward North Korea.
Anyway, the European Union has supposedly made it illegal to demand evidence and proof of things now where Jewish matters are concerned. I don't buy it. I don't buy it concerning anyone. I judge according to deeds — consistent, righteous words and deeds. If they don't like that, too bad for them.
They've actually hurt themselves with this latest move. Anyone who outlaws asking questions is that much more suspect in my book. Freedom of academic inquiry and factual research is required. Only the false-hearted seek to disallow it. Oh, there are limits. The Nazi and CIA experiments linked to above crossed the line. They didn't have a God-given right to such license they took. That's why those of them who have already given up the ghost are paying to the last penny. They have created their own Hell.
Please also see my update of July 20, 2009, for the post: "TALMUDIC LIARS AND HOLOCAUST DENIAL"
If you want to know more about how Ernie's mind works and where he places the Holy Spirit within his worldview, read this article of his: "Purpose of Conspiracy Theories." It's far, far, far from God. Ernie would peer review the feeding of the five thousand.
Is Ernie a 9/11 Truther, or does he buy as acceptable that the 9/11 Commission had its hands tied? Does Ernie buy the magic-bullet theory put forth by the Warren Commission concerning the assassination of John F. Kennedy, or does he need to check his own credentials before determining that the magic-bullet [update] theory (the official conspiracy theory at the time) was a flat-out lie and a very stupid and transparent lie at that? If he's a 9/11 Truther, he knows that the evidence that would prove to the rest of the world that 9/11 was an inside job to some degree is being deliberately withheld to cover-up the massive crime by those who were running the U.S. government at the time. Perhaps he thinks that people are so vastly less evil than King David was when he ordered the murder of Bathsheba's husband so David could steal his wife who was carrying David's baby the result of David's adultery. To think that that was a mild crime by a ruler who is now held up as one of the best rulers. Perhaps Ernie doesn't believe that there are people in power right now who are every bit as depraved as were Caligula and Nero. One doesn't have to be as wicked as Caligula to know that there are Caligulas walking around on the Earth right now.