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In keeping with the sentiment expressed in my last blog about participation rather than non-participatory criticism, I have submitted my application for service on the WY State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice to the Council as well as the Governor’s office. I have been told by a member of the Council that I am from an “over-represented” Judicial District, and that I probably won’t be appointed.
“If You Don’t Vote You Can’t Bitch" Featured
My Buddy JJ, his nickname after his inherited brand, would be described by all who know him as the quintessential Western Man, capable, tough, reliable, solid, an excellent Hunter and Horseman, a man of his word, a good neighbor, a Top Hand. His face lights up when he speaks of time spent, or to be spent with his daughter. In the manner of many solitary men, he considers problems, and issues for miles of distance on horse back or while driving a truck. When he states a viewpoint it is always well thought out, he has explored it from many angles. One afternoon as we discussed politics as he and I do, our heads tilted into a mild late January Wyoming breeze, his comment on grumbling people and the lack of voter participation was the above quote.
The Failure of the Fed Featured
This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
– The Matrix, 1999
What if I were Morpheus, and you had just taken the red pill? Where would I start? How deep does the rabbit hole go, anyway?
Perhaps I should start with the Federal Reserve. Its brief, we are told, is monetary policy. Since money underlies all things economic, monetary policy underlies everything economic. My supply of red pills is from the Jackson Hole Summit, held in late August. Videos of the proceedings are being posted.
On August 13, 2015 the Casper Star Tribune ran a story entitled Natrona County students organize around ditching the dress code.
This is the introduction to a 2015 series on juvenile rights starting with one that happens to be in the news and that appears to be lawful protest through civil disobedience. Here is the story in brief.
A History Lesson Featured
It is said that those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. Indeed, they are fated to have history reach like something out of H.P. Lovecraft's nightmares, ensnare them in its tentacles, and drag them to their dooms.
Our lesson for today begins in England, in the time of Elizabeth I. Yet it has implications for us today in Wyoming. At that time, Elizabeth was concerned with King Phillip of Spain. She feared an invasion of Protestant England by that most devout of Catholic kings. So she sent forth “gentlemen adventurers” on English shipbuilding technology. Some she sent to harass Phillip's booty from the New World. Some she sent to found colonies in the new world, in hope of striking it rich as the Spanish had done.