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    Resisting the Coalescing Global Nanny Police State
    with Logic


    The ideas of the Left are both superficial and audacious and therefore quite comforting to most of people most of the time ; the ideas of the right are both deep and humble and therefore less attractive to most of the people most of the time .
    Dick Armey Cato 60th aniversery Heyak's Road to Serfdom

    Disturbing isn't it , but it's US
    We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth. We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, scorn, and the like, towards those who disagree with us.
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin quoted in Max Eastman : Reflections on the Failure of Socialism




    #LoL

    Links
    #2v3Dynamics
    It should be no surprise that US continue to descend from the ranks of freeest nations . Our professional political duopoly fights to maintain their power against any outside voices . This is a major cause of the ever ratcheting power of the state with minimal distinction between the 2 in-power party offerings . A very simple model by James Marshall demonstrates the stagnant convergence of duopolies , which can only be sustained by their control of the force of regulation , versus the dynamic separation of positions necessary when there are 3 or more voices . The model simply assumes " A self-interested candidate will adjust his/her position to maximize the votes gotten." . Click the image to run Marshell's actual simulation .
    Dynamics of 2 parties versus 3

    This phenomenon is a major reason why I stress the necessity of establishing the Libertarian brand as a third voice . After the very open debates within all the parties' primaries , the suppression of any outside voices by the Commission on Presidential Debates is strikingly obscene .

    Not forgetting


    As relevant as when I posted them in 2000 :
    Hillary's Travel Gate Hearing video clips .


    Fresh Links : 070620
    DownsizeDC : The Jersey Girls Deserve Answers & Complete 911 Timeline


    Subway capitalists : mostpop.org HipHop CD purchased on the Subway for $1


    #speaking
    The Rule of the Market is Choice ; The Tool of the State is Force
    Bob Armstrong
    is available to speak on the Logic of Liberty . Just drop an email .
    Topics :
  • The Logic of Liberty.
    Why the freedom of the marketplace is not only the moral choice, but optimizes the wealth and welfare of the nation. The relationship between money and power.
  • The Disastrous Illogic of the War on (Some) Drugs.
    Why Nanny Socialism has become the insidious morph of failed economic socialism.
  • Overview of Libertarian thought and fact.
    Integrating libertarian principle with the continual barrage of attacks upon it and the suffering caused by those attacks.

  • #war
    TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS

    War is the LifeBlood of the State
    ( Harry Browne , Libertarian Party candidate for President , 1996 , 2000 )
    The US War on Terrorism , of Hegemony and on the Bill of Rights

    " Democracies die behind closed doors "
    Fed Judge Damon J Keith , 6th Circuit Court of Appeals , 200208
    Quoted in Nat Hentoff The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance 2003


    #SmokingBan
     
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    City Council Smoking Ban testimony .


    [ This is the first time I have been in this building in the
    eighteen years I have lived in the neighborhood . It occurs to
    me from the testimony I have heard , that apparently smokers
    must be making more money than non-smokers .
    ]

    My name is Bob Armstrong , I am the Manhattan Libertarian DaD , the
    Drug Affairs Director . I live over by the fish market and am what
    might be called a mathematical programmer . You can find this material
    on my website CoSy.com along with links to other freedom resources
    like NY.LP.org , and some views of dawn over the Brooklyn and
    Manhattan bridges , and the mathematical form of a spire to rise
    above our hole over here , and a lot of other things .

    Given that only a handful of you have the courage or duty to face
    those of us whose freedom you want to abridge , I will address my
    comments to that Eye of History recording this - as a warning to
    the still free people of the other Capitals of the World , a warning
    of what is happening here Behind the back of Lady Liberty - the ever
    encroaching grasp of the Nanny Police State who will now be sending
    secret police into places where an attackable minority seek to get
    together in pursuit of their individual happiness .

    I'll admit I don't know how to get thru to our absent Political
    masters . I would think it would give them pause that ordinary
    people have come before you and simply quoted from the founding
    documents of our fragile and crumbling experiment in Liberty .

    No effect . For these "more-equal" do-gooders , these documents
    are dead .

    This is a very simple logical situation . CHOICE versus FORCE .

    This Bloomberg led gang plans to extend the drug war , coercing
    or criminalizing a huge number more of their fellow citizens .


    And in the process , they shred not only our rights to property
    and our freedoms of association and privacy , but rationality
    itself .

    I saw Bloomberg claim this law will save a thousand lives per
    year . Hogwash . There are only forty thousand total deaths
    under the age of 85 in this city each year .

    It makes me question the analytics produced by his company ;
    it makes more understandable how things like Enron can go on
    unnoticed .

    [ My simple calculations based on numbers used in testimony
    while sitting in the hearing give a maximum of about 17
    deaths % year .
    ]


    All of this arrogant tyrannical idiocy is , of course , great
    for the Libertarian Party . Two years ago , there was no
    Manhattan Libertarian Party . Now it is thriving and active and
    carrying on the most vibrant political conversation on the
    web . One of our new members , Andrea Snell , has done an amazing
    job putting together a "Speech Fest" all afternoon at Union Square ,
    this Sunday December 15th celebrating "Bill of Rights" day . Get
    there to hear ; get there to speak .

    #Tony's

    Finally , let me describe one of the businesses you are about
    to kill . About 2 days after 0911 , I headed north to find some
    place with electricity which had a television . I ended up at
    Tony's on Mulberry , a landmark in Little Italy which I had
    passed many times but never gone in . I'm a cigar smoker .
    Tony is an OLD cigar smoker . On the walls are caricatures of
    him serving Marilyn Monroe , photos of him with Frank Sinatra
    and with Ronald Reagan -- always with a cigar in his mouth .
    To tell this old man that he cannot smoke his cigar in his
    bar which he inherited from his father is a CRIME .

    For the sake of Domestic Tranquility and Prosperity , stop this
    insane drive to control other people's lives .
    You are not our superiors . Demonstrations in the streets is the
    best you can hope for .

    Thank you

    --
    See also :
  • ( unedited ) CoSy Notes watching City Council voting 021218
  • NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harrassment
  • New York City Council contact info

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    / 1327 / FOR Manhattan Libertarian Press Event @ Philip Morris Hq

      THE RULE OF THE MARKET IS CHOICE ;
      THE TOOL OF THE STATE IS FORCE .

      I HAVE NEVER IN MY 58 YEARS BEEN SO DISGUSTED AND
      SCARED BY THE TRAMPLING BY OUR POLITICAL CLASS OF
      THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES OF OUR COURTRY WHICH GAVE US
      SUCH RELATIVE PEACE AND PROSPERITY FOR 2 CENTURIES .

      WE ARE IN FOR CONTINUING HARD TIMES .

      WAR IS THE LIFE BLOOD OF THE STATE
      AND RIGHT NOW THE STATE IS IN PIG HEAVEN .

      THE STATE , IN THE NAME OF PEACE AND DEMOCRACY
      LAUNCHES GLOBAL WAR AND HEGEMONY

      THE STATE , IN THE NAME OF WAR ON POVERTY TAKES A
      THIRD OFF THE TABLE BETWEEN YOU AND ANYONE YOU
      CHOOSE TO DO BUSINESS WITH .
      OF COURSE , THEY DO IT FOR YOUR OWN GOOD ,
      ONE OR THE OTHER OR BOTH OF YOU ,
      DESPITE THE OVERWHELMING HISTORICAL PROOF THAT
      FREEDOM , NOT THIRD PARTY FORCE , CREATES THE
      GREATEST GOOD .


      THE STATE , IN THE NAME OF THE WAR ON DRUGS
      MAKES IT A CRIME TO GROW PLANTS THAT HUMANITY HAS
      LIVED WITH SINCE BEFORE RECORDED HISTORY .

      NOW , WITHOUT THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT WHICH WAS STILL
      UNDERSTOOD TO BE NECESSARY FOR SUCH A FLAGRANT VIOLATION
      OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS FROM THE POLITICAL CLASS
      WHEN ALCOHOL PROHIBITION WAS ATTEMPTED IN 1919 ,
      THE STATE IS EXTENDING ITS WAR ON ( SOME ) DRUGS TO
      TOBACCO EVEN IN PRIVATE PUBS AND CLUBS .

      MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AND GEORGE PETAKI AND THEIR FELLOW
      NANNY NAZIS AMONG OUR LEGISLATORS CLAIM THE POWER TO DENY
      MY RIGHT , BOB ARMSTRONG'S RIGHT , AND JOSEPH DOBRIAN'S
      RIGHT , AND GARY SNYDER'S RIGHT , AND YOUR
      RIGHT TO RELAX PEACEFULLY , AS WE CHOOSE ,
      WITH OUR FRIENDS AND OUR HOSTS WHO PAY THE RENT .

      THEY HAVE ALREADY PUT IN THE REQUESTS TO HIRE , WITH THE
      MONEY THEY TAKE FROM US , SPECIAL SECRET NANNY POLICE TO
      TO EXPLOIT THE CORRUPTION AND FINES OF THIS NEW
      CRIMINALIZATION OF THE POPULATION .


      DISGUSTING AND FRIGHTENING .

      U.S. , US .
      LAND OF THE FREE
      USED TO BE .

    #SmokingBan.FirstBlood
    Email to all Council members after a bouncer was killed trying to enforce the new smoking ban .
     

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    #OpenPrimary
    from NYC 2003 Voter Guide
    PRO: NYC Open Primary Ballot Proposal

    by Bob Armstrong

    [The following statement was submitted for publication in the NYC
    Campaign Finance Board Voter's Guide. �Ed.]

    While the proposed open primary followed by a runoff between the top two
    vote getters may not be optimal, it breaks our current virtual monopoly
    of the ballot by a particular political class: the registered members of
    a single political party.

    The proposal enfranchises the 1.3 million of us who choose not to join
    that monopoly and encourages any group of us, who support any one of us
    enough to collect 900 signatures, to add their choice to the political
    market.

    Democracy is what brings market freedom to the control of the state's
    monopoly on the use of force. In the everyday marketplace, each dollar
    you spend is a vote for the provider of the goods you choose. In the
    political marketplace, your vote is like having a couple of dollars to
    spend every couple of years.

    In this age when state force is replacing individual decision in more
    and more aspects of our economic and social lives, this proposal may be
    the most lasting positive legacy of these times. To remain a World
    Capital in governance as well as talent - because the talent will leave
    if the governance is not competitive - vote YES for Open Primaries.


     


    #travelgate

    Views/Travelgate We New Yorkers in our self proclaimed "Capital of the World" have just elected a cruel and honorless con artist to be our Senator . See
    Video Clips of Travel Office Staff in their own words .
    All people of Honor must evaluate their political philosophy in light of these facts . The Dems did not argue that the gross malfeasance did not happen . Their lack of care about real , criminal , harm to real people has done great harm to our country .

    The Global Warming Scam
    Bad science particularly disturbs me because I can understand the real stuff . here is a letter I sent about the subject . See views/warm for more .

        From: Bob Armstrong < bob@cosy.com >
        Subject: Golbal Warming , the ultimate Political Hubris
        Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 20:46:14 -0400
        To: < paulos@math.temple.edu >
        --
        Happened to click to your Placebo effect article .
        http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/WhosCounting/whoscounting.html

        Glad to see that you include the fact that there are some of
        us who understand 100 year old physics , particularly what's
        now being called the 0th law of thermodynamics , to understand
        it's simply impossible for creatures on the surface of a sphere
        to change its mean temperature other than by actually creating
        heat .

        Thought experiment : Put a black marble and a white marble in
        your refrigerator with thermcouples buried at their centers .
        Asymptotically which is hotter ?
        Float them in orbit next to the space station .
        Which is hotter ?

        The idea that we can change the temperature of the plant by
        changing the insulative properties of the atmosphere is a
        21st century equivalent of believing in a flat earth in the
        1490s .

        That the global statists who would run our lives display
        such lack of understanding of freshman physics is why I
        have come to consider them the most dangerous entities on
        our planet .

        -- Bob Armstrong -- http://CoSy.com -- 2001/08/01 7:50:25 PM
        Flag Burning email in response to ConservativeHQ e-petition
         From: Bob Armstrong < bob@cosy.com >
        Subject: Freedom
        Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 23:29:56 -0400
        To: < webmaster@conservativehq.com >
        CC: < cosy@cosy.com >

        Dear Mr. Viguerie ,

        You don't seem to be very set up to receive opinions .

        I received your email about immolating our freedom of
        expression for the sake of cloth and paper replicas of
        the symbol of our State which has been so disgraced by
        the failure of the Senators and Rehnquist to cleanse
        itself of the Clintons that in comparison any physical
        act against a piece of cloth is immaterial .

        If this totalitarian shredding of this remnant of our
        tattered Bill of Rights ever comes close to succeeding ,
        count me to be on the streets with a million other
        Libertarians burning the new sanctioned symbol of
        oppression , waiting in line to be prisoned in body
        as well as speech .

        You should be ashamed of yourself ; you dishonor
        the tradition of term "conservative" .

        Used to be Land of the Free . Not in the 21st century .

        -- Bob Armstrong -- http://CoSy.com -- 212-285-1864
    / 20020705 /
    The Pledge versus the Oath , Jim Peron , Ideas on Liberty - May 2001 .

    Bob Armstrong on "Pledge of Allegiance"
    Interesting to note that George Washington's common invocation was simply to "Providence" , no more formal deity .


    NY Libertarian Candidate Archive


    #Links POLITICAL LINKS :

    RIP : BILL of RIGHTS

    US Declaration of Independence       *       US Constitution

    C-SPAN.org     If you don't see C-SPAN you do not know what goes on in this country .

    The ideas of the Left are both superficial and audacious and therefore quite comforting to most of people most of the time ; the ideas of the right are both deep and humble and therefore less attractive to most of the people most of the time .
    Dick Armey Cato 60th aniversery Heyak's Road to Serfdom
    We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth. We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, scorn, and the like, towards those who disagree with us.
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin quoted in Max Eastman : Reflections on the Failure of Socialism

    cf : Global Warming alarmist Stephen Schneider : "it is journalistically irresponsible to present both sides as though it were a question of balance. ... I don't set very much store by looking at the direct evidence. ... To avert the risk we need to get some broad-based support, to capture public imagination. That, of course, means getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up some scary scenarios, make some simplified dramatic statements and little mention of any doubts one might have. ... Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.

    Bob Armstrong's e-mails


    Pioneering examples of Free Market Global Charity :
    Imagine if YOU had the money the government takes from YOU to support charities YOU feel are efficient and honest .

  • What about the Poor? By Barry Loberfeld

     

  • Food Bank NYC
  • National Center for Charitable Statistics
  • 501(c)3 data and 990 filings

    #Liars


    On My Office Door
    Note the contrast between the standards of our political leaders and the precision expected by Harry J. Gray, then Chairman and CEO, United Technologies , in the underlying ad from the Wall Street Journal , 1986 11 13 .
       
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