null and void
Since Jun 23, 2001
About my screen name:
I chose this handle on TOS (the You People lingo for Lucianne.com) when I joined during the shocking abuse of Elián González by the clinton administration. I felt, and still believe they were trying to render the Constitution "null and void".
The name is a protest against the sacrifice of innocents.
I described myself best in a post to a site pest:
to: [the site pest]
Who me? I'm a hard core card carrying member of the Libertarian Party. I love the constitution, this country (not fond of the government, though), and it's hard working citizens. I hate leaches, cheats, and most politicians. I have a special black place in my heart for elitist hypocrites, and an even darker place for those who abuse authority. I believe in a strong defense, free enterprise, and friendly relations with neighbors. I believe stupidity should hurt. Those who won't (as opposed to can't) work should starve. I don't do drugs, but I believe they should all be legal, in a few generations the genetic weakness associated with drug abuse will be greatly reduced. I'm not gay or bi, but I believe such behavior is a private matter between consenting ADULTS. People who molest children should be neutered as a minimum punishment. Every child should be a wanted child, I would not want to inflict a mother who would abort a child on that child. If a woman wants an abortion she should be able to get one, as part of the sterilization procedure. I favor a tax free society, but could live with an absolutely flat low tax. I don't give a d^mn about the color of someones hair, their religion, where their ancestors come from (far enough back, we're all from Africa). I do care about their honesty, their character, and their integrity.
I could go on, but enough about me...
101 Posted on 07/11/2001 17:45:08 PDT by null and void
I'm no longer a Card Carrying Libertarian.
How to handle 'Critical Mass' bicyclers, My experience at Bio 2004:
After moving less than half a block in 20 minutes (one block away from from Moscone), a bunch of bicyclists started riding between the cars, leader with a bull horn, shouting something about taking over the streets.
He had the horn pointed back wards so I didn't hear him coming. Durn! he got away!
However, I popped my door open in front of the third or so cyclist in the string. (I did look first to make sure he had room to stop).
He screams "You effin' clymer!!!" (OK, I cleaned it up a little, so sue me...)
I looked up smiled sweetly and said "That makes two of us..."
Totally messed them up. They had to stop and regroup. His buds split leaving him with two young "ladies" to protect him from the mean man in the car. Boo fricking hoo
I closed the door and he started to pass by and continued to berate me. When he was adjacent to the door I popped it open at him, not to hit him, but to persuade him to move along.
He darn near fell off his bike trying to dodge me.
"We're going to call 911!!!"
"Don't bother, I'll call for you" which I did. (The line was busy)
He and the two chicks decided that it was past their collective bedtimes or something and split.
3,573 posted on 06/08/2004 5:57:17 PM PDT by null and void (In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is clearly delusional - He's SEEING things...)
"Please come out and be blunt then. What exactly do you want the Media to say about Islam ?"
I want them to call CAIR liars and hypocrites. I want them to make fun of them and question their intelligence and their manhood. I want the media to make them a laughingstock. I want the media to call them crybabies and point out the atrocities committed by Muslims worldwide. I want an end to PC and I want an aggressive psychological response to the inanities of Muslim spokesmen.
When an Imam calls all Danish women whores, I want the media to pounce on him, to expose his sexual insecurity, and show him as a small man that no one would want to emulate. I want the media to be tougher on Bin Laden than they are on Jerry Falwell; or, maybe for starters, half as tough. I want the David Gregory's of the world to get their fingers out of their assholes and decide whose side their really on.
I want the media to attack Islamic spokesmen in the language of Islam, if possible, and to write editorials denouncing the freakish mothers like those shown in your pics. I want the media to say, bluntly: "Is Islam a sick religion in which mothers strap bombs to their children to send them to heaven? If this is Islam, we don't want it on our shores." We need to be aggressive and put Islam on the defensive, to force them to condemn atrocities or be left speechless.
That's what I want.
Here's the deal:
The government already has utterly unbelievable capabilities that it is not talking about. One of those capabilities is mind-reading. The public is being gradually acclimated to ultimately accept a society where (for example) you can be watched continually wherever you go, and your very thoughts read. There is an army of imposters on FreeRepublic with completely phony profiles whose job it is to post articles and start discussions that will serve to acclimate people to ultimately accept these monstrous new technologies. One of the things these people do is post article after article about gruesome sex crimes. If you read Wagglebee's remarks in this thread, it asserts that everyone eventually acts on their thoughts. Is that true? Have you ever thought about beating the crap out of someone? Did you act on it? Have you ever had inappropriate sexual thoughts? Did you act on them? (and no, I'm not talking about pedophilia.) The group wagglebee is working for needs to acclimate society to the idea of people's thoughts being read.
Remember GW's words:
"Our enemies never stop thinking of ways to harm the American People, and neither do we."
The Beast is here.
The desecration of the temple in Biblical prophecy is talking about mind-reading, and other monstrous technologies in which those in power have direct access to peoples minds, remotely.
This is NOT science fiction. It is REALITY.
21 posted on 08/14/2005 1:14:12 PM PDT by Any Last Words?
On Rebuilding New Orleans:
I advocate is turning New Orleans into a giant debris disposal facility.
Because of it's location at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi, it is ideally located to accept debris from the entire Mississippi basin and Gulf Coast.
Fill in the entire Crescent City area with enough construction debris, mine tailings, dredging debris, slag, and fly ash to build it up to 30 feet above sea level.
Cover it with 10 feet of dirt, incorporating underground utility grids, a few feet of topsoil, and rebuild on top of that.
Tel New Orleans would become the South's new 'Shining City on a Hill'.
Fund the entire project with fair market rate disposal fees.
On the end times:
Has the Biblical Goliath Been Found? ^
Posted by null and void to RHS in Fairfield
On News/Activism ^ 11/10/2005 7:07:40 AM PST · 54 of 114 ^
Which brings me to one of my hobby horses:
We already agree that our calendar is wrong, off by anywhere from 2 to 16 years, depending on who's doing the reckoning, and further in error because of the absence of a year zero.
The more fundamental point is that God did not intend us to mark His years by the birth of Jesus.
If He had intended this we would have a Biblical fixing of the date.
Further, the day of Jesus' birth is unremarkable as all men are born.
However, very few return from the dead, that event is remarkable, and it is the defining moment of Christianity, the very moment of proof that his sacrifice was not in vain. And the Bible gives a precise reference for when this happened!
Clearly this was the date the calendar was supposed to start!
For extra points, this makes our calendar off by anywhere from 17 to 30 years. That makes this something like Holy Year 1988 to Holy Year 1975, giving us anywhere from 12 to 25 years to get our affairs in order before the real end of the millennium...
Real Prophets climb mountains to be closer to God.
They don't crawl into caves to listen to the hissings of The Serpent.
Middle ground? Half aborted, half alive?
2 posted on 05/21/2007 8:05:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
To: Jim RobinsonMiddle ground? Half aborted, half alive?
Pretty much. Most of us are somewhere in the squishy middle.
We're all pretty certain that a baby is a human person, pretty sure that a swimming sperm cell and an unfertilized egg are not a human person.
What we don't know is when the product of Mr. Sperm and Ms. Egg's first date becomes a person. Is a single fertilized egg floating in the uterus a human person? Does it become a person when it survives it's first cell division? Does it become a person when it sticks to the uterine wall? (add a zillion small steps here) When it takes it's first breath?
I know the dividing line is in there somewhere!
I'm of the opinion that a body becomes a person when it picks up (is picked up by?) a soul.
That is a religious distinction, and is therefore beyond the purview of the Federal Government.
If I were in charge, what would I do? I suppose a "good" (whatever that means!) compromise would be to recognize that a woman who is willing to murder a potential baby probably isn't going to be all that great a mother. You can have an abortion at any time during a pregnancy, BUT you must be permanently sterilized as part of the procedure.
It puts the decision in a clearer perspective...
48 posted on 05/22/2007 8:11:15 AM PDT by null and void (Carter calling Bush worst president in U.S. history is like Michael Moore calling Ann Coulter fat...)
On the Spanish Inquisition:
After 700 years of islamic domination, the only ruling model the Spaniards had any real experience with was sharia law, with massive day to day brutality against any minor transgression being regarded as normal, proper and in obedience to their pig gods law.
The Spanish Inquisition was built on the ashes and rubble of islam. It couldnt help but absorb some of the preceding practices.
The tortures that islam enthusiastically embraced as wholesome family fun, and indeed, still embrace at places like Chop-Chop Plaza in Riyadh, that the Inquisition briefly held have since been viewed as a horrible anomaly in Christian history.
We are ashamed of what Christians did after 700 years of oppression.
møøslimbs are not only proud of sharia law, but think it would be simply wonderful, if they could impose it on the whole world.
Welcome to FR...:
I thought this was very well put:
Welcome to FR. Hope youll stick around beyond this story. The best thing about this forum is the huge web of on-the-ground reporters like you, providing information that hasnt been sanitized by the mainstream media outlets. Debates can get a little rough-and-tumble around here, but dont let it scare you off.
67 posted on 10/07/2007 11:47:09 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
More on islam:
Islams greatest triumph against the West wasnt the destruction of the World Trade Center.
It was learning how to harness our vulnerability to accusations of racism and prejudice in such a way that we turn a blind eye to even the most profound and egregious of human contagion...The unchecked spread of a faith that spreads like a virus: It penetrates a healthy population and turns it upon itself. A doctrine of absolutes, tolerating no rivals or peers, there is no lie too great, no act so vile, no victim too innocent to stand in its way.
These zealots will be our undoing. Not because they are armed with Allahs might, or because they are imbued with any virtue, but rather because all they require to prevail is that good men stand by and do nothing to stop them.
30 posted on 11/30/2007 8:02:13 AM PST by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
On the difference between Obama and Hillary!:
To: Domandred; F15Eagle
Obama is preferable because his opponent is coming to the end of a thirty-year plan to seize power and rule with an iron fist. There are literally thousands of regulators-in-waiting and judges-in-waiting, hand picked by Her Thighness, ready to overturn 220 years of Constitutional government and rule like Stalinists.
I have no illusions about Senator Obama - his ideas are every bit as bad as hers.
But he is not at the head of a revolutionary long-term project with international connections and thousands of ready-to-go commissars. She is.
If Obama is elected, powerful countervailing forces will oppose him and his own inexperience and probable incompetence will limit the damage. The President, alone, is not a dictator.
Hillary’s administration-in-waiting is a clear and present danger to the republic. Young Senator Obama, IMO, is not.
On Modern Science and technology:
This scientist has failed to recognize that liberals
only want symbolic solutions to metaphorical problems,
not real solutions to real problems.
The liberals appreciate the advance notice, however,
so that they can outlaw his technology.
Now, if his tech had exacerbated real problems,
while failing to be a symbolic solution to
metaphorical problems, that would be OK, as
long as there were non-liberal scapegoats to blame.
And that’s the way it is.
16 posted on 03/01/2008 4:32:09 PM PST by Boundless (Legacy Media is hazardous to your mental health)
On Unity and Bi-Partisanship:
The election is over,
The results are now known.
The will of the people
Has clearly been shown.
We should show by our thoughts
And our words and our deeds
That unity is now
What our country needs.
Let's all get together.
Let bitterness pass.
I'll hug the elephant,
You kiss my ass.
318 posted on Mon Nov 10 16:03:02 2008 by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
Original source here .
Quoted just because I thought it was excellent:
I have often noticed the US not mentioned in end time prophecies. Though a catastrophe such as you suggest could do it, in light of todays political developments, I see something else that could be.
It all stems on our next POTUS. He "claims" to be a Christian, and because of this simple claim, many have given him a blank pass, and follow him.
Lets look at his Christianity.
He is pro, extra pro abortion. Some might argue that one can be a christian and be so called pro choice. But we are talking about someone who wants babies who survive an abortion attempt, to be thrown out and left to die, because that was the mothers intent. Christ gathered children to himself. He elevated them. Obama calls them a punishment.
The Bible talks more about money than any other single subject.
Obama thinks everything should be distributed equally, more "fairly". The Bible tells us that material possessions are a gift or blessings from God. Blessings are a gift or response to us from God, for his love or how we live our lives.
Obama calls everyone "without" , "disadvantaged". And that everyone should have things equally. The Bible says, a person who doesn't work, shouldn't eat. The Bible commends diligence and prudence. That through hard work and wise planning wealth is acquired. Obama wants everything to be equal no matter work ethic or frugality. The Bible tells us that through wisdom and diligence that a person provides for his family, and that he leaves an inheritance for his children. Obama doesn't believe in an inheritance.
Obama TALKS charity and selflessness. His actions speak differently. Obama spends $100,000 on a personal botanical garden and gazebo. Meanwhile, he has a 1/2 brother living in a shack made of scraps, with a dirt floor, on $1 a month.
The Bible tells us that someone who doesn't provide for his own is less than an infadel.
Obama just took a vacation with his family in a house that cost $40,000 a week.
Lets take another approach on Obama's Christianity/religion. One, on tv with George Steppenopolus, Obama slips and says "my muslim faith", and had to be corrected by GS, after a large pregnant pause. I've been a christian for 40 years, I've never "slipped" and identified myself with anything other than Christ. Granted, Obama was "brought up" muslim, but his supposed conversion happened 20 years ago.
In the muslim faith, a person who converts to any other religion is supposed to be outright killed. That anyone who does this is to be honored. A conversion such as this is not casual, and their commitment to their new beliefs must be engrained. Obama's seems opposite of this.
Another view on Obama's religion. Lets look back at a muslim converting to Christianity. Muslim clerics world wide, who hate the great Satan, America, would be enraged that a "former" muslim would be POTUS. And yet the very opposite has happened. Muslims worldwide cheer that America will have its first muslim POTUS.
So after all this, it comes down to this. Because of Obama's extreme leftist background, I think Obama is out to literally destroy everything America has and has stood for the last 300-400 years. He outright stated that even if taxing the rich would actually hurt everybody, he'd still want to tax them "to be fair".
He claims transparency in his administration, and yet everything he does is the exact opposite. His COLB issue is number one. Instead of presenting it and removing doubt, he spends almost a million dollars to cover it up. Instead of openness, and removing doubt over his presidency, he has basically given the American people the bird.
He talks of the world, and world opinion. I think he will sell the US sovereignty to the UN. He hates the US' strength and supremacy. In his world of equality, the US irritates him.
The US has prospered because of its Christian values. And yet this very point is a thorn to Obama.
In short order, the US will not be the counterbalance to the evil in the world.
Lastly, in the MidEast. Ezekiel tells us of the coming war of Gog/Magog. A coalition of mainly Islamic nations and Russia will attack Israel. In this nobody defends Israel, and Israel does not/or is not able to defend itself. And yet the invading nations are utterly destroy. The Bible tells us that God himself defends Israel. That a great earthquake will shake the entire world. God will leave no doubt that he is the God of Israel. If the US were a strong ally to defend or deter an attack on Israel, it would not allow God to show his glory.
181 posted on 01/01/2009 3:10:44 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
On Pride and Honor:
Today I am going to a BBQ/ welcome home party for my Marine Delta nephew that just got home after 3 tours in Iraq.
Tell him that because of people like him nully is no longer proud to be an American.
I have seen what they have done.
They utterly destroyed one of the world's largest and best trained standing armies in a matter of weeks. OK, that's what we expect from them.
What impressed me was how well they comported themselves after the military victory.
Everything from restoring some semblance of order, building schools, hospitals, sewage and water systems, inculcating a population with no history of freedom with some concept of a constitutional democracy.
Doing all this while dead-enders are doing their dead level best to destroy them and everything they stand for.
Doing this in 120° weather, while not having so much as a sip of water in honor of the local religious customs during ramadan.
Doing it with a smile for the children, a kind word for the women, and respect for the men.
No, nully is no longer proud to be an American.
nully is now deeply and profoundly humbled to be an American, and to be able to count himself as a countryman of such men and women.
762 Fri Jul 4 08:33:21 2008 by null and void
No man prevails when freedom fails
The best men rot in filthy jails
And those that cried appease, appease
Are hung by those they tried to please.
~ Horace Mann
On evil and creativity:
The older I get the easier it becomes to identify evil simply through recognizing its inability to create. It must be a terrible curse to live with. Having only the power to destroy. A burning envy of the creator.
When the towers fell on 9/11 I could smell it all around me. Using an engineer to destroy what he could not build for himself, how clever. An entire failed culture driven mad with envy.
6 posted on Fri Sep 24 07:20:12 2010 by The Toll
Mind your p's and d's:
The three ps are required for politics
parasite, predator and perverted
as well as the three ds
dishonest, decietful and dimwitted.
Combine all 6 and you have the main ingrediants to be a politician
A Warrior's Prayer
I am an American Soldier...defender of freedom against tyranny
and when I enter the valley of death
and the angel of Satan appears at my shoulder
I will be resolute and fear no evil
And my Lord in heaven will guide my sword.
Nully's Modest Tax proposal:
1. Eliminate ALL corporate tax.
1a. Eliminate ALL depletion allowances and depreciation allowances.
2. Eliminate ALL current IRS regulations.
3. Set the individual tax rate at 10% regardless of income.
3a. Perquisites at taxed at 10% of cost.
3b. Withhold at the rate of 11%, to get a refund you have to file taxes, but there is no legal imperative to file.
4. Tax ALL money coming into the country at 0% (yes, ZERO%).
5. Tax ALL money leaving the country at 10%.