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Gary, got your very generous donation Monday morning in the mail. As I retrieved the envelope in 3 degree weather, it seems fitting that it shall go towards buying another batch of wool glove liners ( which I am running low on ). Thank you very much.
For quite some time now, I’ve held up California as an example of one of the worst states to live as a peon. Not because I’m going to moan and wail about freedom, because all 50 states are just to varying degrees pestilent crapholes of fascism and/or socialism. California might be a great place to legally smoke marijuana, but if you dare light up a cigarette the legions of concerned bitches will cal 1-800-ThoughtPolice and narc on you like the weasel snitches that they are. The fire department will arrive to extinguish the blaze and the SWAT team will gun you down. They love socialism there. But one or two states over the government will send their SWAT team in to gun you down if you don’t vacate the property when a corporation wants the land to bury their nuclear waste on. A bit fascist over there. Any and all states, even those sparkly populated ones allowing you to arm yourself, are Big Daddy government in one form or another. You get to pick your poison, at least for now before DHS puts internal Soviet style travel restrictions in place ( primary motivated by fuel rationing, but gleefully used to consolidate power amongst the competing federal agencies ). No, California just got picked on because they were a bellweather state, a place where the newest and worst always started, before it contaminated other states like the tropical flesh eating bacteria type of disease centralized government is. It’s bad enough when some little jagoff puta politician says, oh, golly gosh, what a super wonderful idea, let’s embed a tracking chip to the colon of our constituents while we are violating them financially. But it is altogether worse when you originate that kind of unconstitutional practice. Now, California can breath a vast sigh of relief because I have been distracted by an altogether new bellweather practitioner, Greece.
This bit of news put such a huge smile on my face, a song in my heart, a tingle in my sphincter and a funny feeling in my nipples it was simply unbelievable! You couldn’t make this stuff if you tried. I mean, I thought it was absolutely hilarious when the Podunk two bit bum-hump burg in Utah decided to start ticketing drivers for idling ( it’s for the children’s environment! ), and I heap piles of scorn on all idiots that don’t flee from such an insane government ( although perhaps I’m being a bit unfair since ALL states have their share of stupidity everyone else thinks intolerable ). But this is exponentially more priceless. This takes the cake. Greece really, really needs money and they aren’t concerned about jobs, pensions or people eating. So the new emergency law is that a tax is put on every homeowners electric bill. If you don’t pay the tax, you don’t get electricity. Simple. Too poor, not enough income? Who cares, the government needs money more than you need to cook your dinner. Now, in itself this isn’t a huge deal. Greece isn’t usually known for its raging frigid winters. No one is going to actually die without electricity. But the danger here is the precedent being set, if countries in more northerly climes adapt this insanity. Here in the oh so free democracy of America, if you don’t pay property taxes, you lose your home. That wouldn’t be so bad if you weren’t forced to buy a far more expensive home than was needed, or if the county couldn’t jack up rates as far as they wanted ( they ignore any caps by taxing the land rather than the structure, calling it a fee rather than a tax, etc. ). But as bad as that is, an electrical bill tax is far worse. Most zoning almost makes grid electric mandatory, and a lot of states make it almost mandatory to live there if you don’t want your kids kidnapped by the state. They use that threat to force you to live under their control.
So you either stand to lose your kids, or your job ( by being forced to move elsewhere ) if you don’t jump through all the hoops of zoning. Mandatory flush toilets, grid electric, running water, etc. Now, if the states will already, now, take your kids if you don’t have grid power, what is going to happen if you don’t pay this new power bill tax? Which can be as high as they want it to be. You lose the kids. Sure, a lot of people are unfit human beings as well as parents, but it shouldn’t be up to the government to decide. Let evolutionary pressures take care of it. But, our government has never been shy killing you to get what they want. This time will be no different. It needs extra revenue, your life or that of the kids hangs in the balance ( it won’t be too long before the only growth industry will be foster parent, and abuses will skyrocket, a danger to your kids. Or, you must move elsewhere so as not to be homeless, but you can’t get Food Stamps because you owe on the new tax, so you starve to death ). The problem with this new tax is that everyone will be forced to pay it, regardless of ability. Just like the mandatory health care. As jobs are disappearing, we are getting more and more taxes that aren’t dependent on income. They come about just because you continue breathing. Am I the only one seeing the danger to that? Can you envision SWAT team raids on Hillaryvilles ( new timey Hoovervilles ), the polizia rounding up all that have failed to buy mandatory health insurance, still owe on student loans and left their house with an unpaid mandatory emergency tax on their electric bill? I sure can. How far away are implanted brain explosives set to go off if we don’t immediately comply with any and all dictates? Being penalized because you don’t work, EVEN if there are no jobs, is a recipe for disaster. Things are starting to get simply amazing.
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