Talon’s Point of the Day – May 17th, 2015 Chinx, Mourning A Life Wasted

Today comes word of yet another death in the rap music “community.” Rapper “Chinx” aka Lionel Pickens, who’s debut album is titled “Hurry Up & Die Vol. 1: Get Ya Casket On” was driving his Porsche Panamera 4 through the streets of Queens NY about 4am yesterday (5/16) morning when multiple shots were fired in to his vehicle killing him and critically wounding his passenger.

Those who know me know of my profound disdain for the musical genre that has been used to glorify and further popularize a culture that is not only destroying millions of lives in our nation’s inner cities but is even spreading to small town America. I could easily wax sarcastic about this event due to my utter frustration with people like Mr. Pickens yet God’s Spirit also reminds me that His heart breaks for every Lional Pickens of this world who rejects the message of God’s love, who take their God given talent and waste it in pursuit of money, self gratification, and a false sense of power.

When I read of Mr. Picken’s death on twitter this morning my first reaction was to go to his twitter page where I read many confirmations of his participation in the degrading of his own culture and even commented accordingly. That tweet can be found on the right side of  this page in my twitter feed. Then God spoke to me reminding me of why men, and women, like Lionel Pickens frustrate me so. Because at the end of the day there are millions of souls at stake and sadly the enemy is using people like Mr. Pickens far more successfully to entrap and destroy lives than God is seemingly using his people to save them.

Is this because Satan is wiser or more powerful than God? Of course not. Satan is always seeking and teaching the lost to take short cuts in life. It results in much of what we seek in the media that looks both wonderful and sometimes horrific. We saw Mr. Picken’s ‘wonderful’ wealth, and now his horrific death.

Satan’s method is often flamboyant. Fast cars, scantly clad attractive women, cash burning to light fat cigars. God however works much differently, in ways we often cannot perceive. Yet He doesn’t want us to be silent in the face of evil either. What we are observing in our culture is not just God working quietly, but his people often standing silent is hopes of not offending, or in hopes of being allowed to continue being “socially relevant” (something I detest the Christian concern for).

In this day and age there is simply too few Christians willing to put themselves in harms way to speak truth to sin and nearly as few it seems who are willing to spend their resources to help put forth the message of life as passionately as those who are willing to fund the message of self gratification, which really is the message of death.

Very shortly now Mr. Picken will “get his casket on.”  This world will of course morn his passing because he was a messenger of its views even as some within it cringe at his messaging.  I originally intended to post the lyrics to one of his songs to make an earlier point to his participation in the destruction of so many but it really isn’t necessary.

Today instead I choose to mourn a life not only wasted but used to convince thousands upon thousand to also waste theirs.

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Let Them Eat Cake – The Right of Discrimination

Earlier today Capitalist Pig portfolio manager and media personality Jonathan Hoenig took to twitter with the following:

Jonathan Hoenig discrimination tweet

While I’m no fan of discrimination or the false claims thereof (more on this in a moment) I cannot agree more with Hoenig. Though I cannot speak for Mr Hoenig this makes neither he or myself racist. In fact I’m pretty sure Mr Hoenig services customers of all colors and creeds as do I. What it does make us is two of the few who recognize that to protect liberty of all, we must protect liberty of those who will sometimes act on those views in ways we might personally disagree with. It’s not that discrimination is necessarily right or justifiable. It’s that the empowerment of government to prevent marketplace discrimination (not connected to direct survival) inevitably results in stripping someone of their personal liberties, and we are all “someone.” This empowerment of the agents of force to prevent actual (and now perceived) discrimination sounds good to the weak minded, but in reality it empowers those who feign lamentations of “discrimination” in order to enact control over the free will of those whose views they find offensive, thus turning government into a tool of discrimination against the free exercise of liberty itself.

Now let me clarify, there are in my opinion a few critical limitations, or better said “clarifications,” to this view. Our right to personal liberty ends when the act of engaging in our personal liberty brings actual harm to others. While I do not agree with how our federal government addressed the civil rights movement, there is no doubt in my mind that certain protections had to be provided to America’s blacks, at least in certain areas, so as to allow the simple right to life itself and liberty. In other words, the personal liberty of racists (whites in our example) to be racist is sacrosanct under our Constitution so long as the practice of their racism does not extend to the safety or basic survival of others (blacks in this case), through denying or impeding access to public safety services, hospitals, food, public schools, and other govt subsidized services (a discussion for another day). Beyond that the best solution should have been to allow market forces to eventually bring repercussion on racists who used their businesses to generally inconvenience blacks.

The consequence of empowering government to use strong arm tactics to “right a wrong” is now being seen in the metastasized cancer of “gay rights” intimidation tactics by what has been dubbed “Gaystapo” activists and their mindless lackies in the media, and elsewhere. The refusal to provide a non critical service for religious reasons has now conveniently been painted as racist by the Gaystapo because of the observations of “successful” past misuse of government force during the civil rights era. But where has freedom gone? Have we so devolved intellectually that the refusal to bake a sugar laden coma inducing confection is automatically assumed to be “hate?” And even if it could be proven as “hate” how is the person refused service actually harmed and worthy of government intervention on their behalf? Are there really anorexic homosexuals so in need of calories that they must use government force to assure their survival because only Christian operated bakeries, and now pizza restaurants, can provide the critical sustenance they need? Of course not. In our materialistic consumer driven society where the dollar is virtually worshiped there is simply no limits on where any of us can get a cake made, a hot pizza served, pictures taken, food catered, a dress made, or facilities rented, etc ad nauseam.

We’re not talking about denying emergency room services here. We’re not talking about denying fire department services, police services, publicly traded (more in a moment) businesses operated residential rentals, public utilities, and banking services, education, or food. I’ll grant there are gray areas consisting of clothing and transportation fuel, perhaps a few others, but even in these cases we are at a place in our society where the market will likely provide to anyone with the money to pay everything they want, let alone need, even in a small market. There is also the issue of business activities of publicly traded companies. These companies are arguably required to serve anyone regardless of the views of their controlling entities due to legal fiduciary responsibilities. Aside from this we all are better off protecting the rights of privately held businesses to make the likely poor business decision of “discrimination,” especially as they seek to compete with much larger publicly traded businesses who will be tapping the market of blacks, or in this case homosexuals. If these privately owned businesses make decisions the public at large deems unjustifiably prejudicial, the public will punish them by taking their dollars elsewhere and the business will either adjust, or accept it’s diminished market share, reserved only to those who agree with their publicized views.

So let them eat cake whomever they are. But let the market decide who puts the dough in their oven, including those who decide they don’t want the job.

 

Follow up: Mark my words supporters of ISIS and other Islamist terrorists living in the U.S. (they exist by the thousands) are watching how this plays out and soon will publicly force patriotic Americans to provide materials expressing this support.

Talon’s Point of the Day – March 13th, 2014

Ann Coulter is once again ignoring the reality of the damage they are doing to America as evidenced by her support of RINOs over actual conservatives.

Just as I warned in Feb. 2012 with my postA Dear Ann Letterwhen Coulter backed Mitt Romney over other, more conservative, GOP candidates, she now once again would prefer the conservative masses hold their noses and support what she thinks is “electability” despite the reality that when true conservatives, and their voting cousins the libertarians (including myself), reach the point of disgust with the stench within our own so called ranks, that many become so nauseated with the thought of voting for these false conservatives that they stay home election night, preferring to consume large quantities of sometimes alcohol laced Pepto Bismol.

Ironically, if you read my post “A Dear Ann Letter” you would have seen my prescient warning about her flawed affection for Chris Christie back when the vast majority of the self proclaimed “conservative” public thought Christie was a fellow conservative. Oh how reality stings.

So apparently yesterday Coulter blogged her defense of Mitch McConnell, even after McConnell spoke of Tea Party candidates by sayingI think we are going to crush them everywhere … I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”  She did so while going on tv, and possibly in her blog, proclaiming how she loves the Tea Party. Yeah ok.

Once again Ann has traded her credentials, or what might be more appropriately described as “remaining perceived credentials” to prop up the collapsed credibility of one of the sources of the stench.

Either buy Ann and Mitch, or come November grab your Pepto, and maybe some Jack.

Talon’s Point of the Day – Feb 5th, 2014

I woke this morning to discover I have been suspended by the twitter gods. It should be noted that I DO engage leftists but I ALWAYS refrain from being offensive, save for the fact that facts themselves are offensive to leftists. So, I submitted the following case notes to twitter…

“My acct @TalonsPoint has been suspended.

*I don’t aggressively follow

*I don’t spam

*I don’t make threats

*I don’t harass

*I don’t use obscene language

*I DO use logic. Therefore;

*I DO offend thin skin liberals who often are the initiators.

*If I’m ever asked to step back I ALWAYS honor request though it is rare I’m asked.

*I’m usually asking wild eyed libs to step back after they cross lines of decency and if need be I block.

*I ONLY block / report spammers. Never someone I just disagree with.

So as you can see, I do not meet the criteria for suspending unless twitter has a secret criteria they prefer conservatives/libertarians not be aware of.”

So, the moral of this story? Speaking truth each day keeps twitter away…apparently

 

UPDATE: Twitter got back to me with the following:

Hello,

This account was suspended for sending multiple unsolicited @replies or mentions. Twitter monitors the use of these features to make sure they’re not abused. Using either feature to post messages to other users in an unsolicited or egregious manner is considered an abuse of its use, which results in account suspension.

You can find more information about @replies and mentions here: http://splashurl.com/mrc8gbc

I have now unsuspended your account. Please note that it may take an hour or so for your follower and following numbers to return to normal.

Be sure to review the Twitter Rules, as repeat violations may result in permanent suspension: http://splashurl.com/kopoc9q

Thanks,

MReyes

Twitter Support
http://splashurl.com/lj74r3r
@Support

To which I replied:

With all due respect MReyes you conveniently do NOT quantify. If the policy is as you state, then twitter is falling woefully short on suspending those who tweet unsolicited to both myself and others. Just yesterday one of my twitter friends was hit with 200 unsolicited responses from angry atheists. You (twitter) must not have noticed while being too focused on myself.

Firefox Defends Your Privacy While Google Was In Obama’s Pocket?

Obama Google Pic

While Google co-founder Sergey Brin is a vocal supporter of Barack Obama, and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt directly advised Obama on policy, Firefox on the other hand is seeking to defend your liberty against NSA intrusion begun under the Bush administration and continued under the “transparent” Obama presidency.

Click on the petition page image below or on this StopWatching.US link to join the petition calling on Congress to expose the full extent of the unconstitutional NSA surveillance of U.S. citizens without proper warrants.

StopWatchingUs petition