30 combine operators killed by Afghan drone strikes in Iowa.

Just kidding. But really, 30 pine nut harvesters were murdered by a US drone in Afghanistan yesterday. What a proud nation we must be. These people were considered expendable in the fight against IS, which never inflicted harm on any American in America.

What are borders for? Well, how about a definition of an area that a government can manage for the safety of its citizens. With that in mind, if you want taxpayers to provide you with protection, a perfectly reasonable assumption, stay home. If you want to risk life and limb in order to explore or exploit foreign lands, you are free to go.

This is the principle that is behind our pulled punches and unwinnable wars that these armchair dignitaries inflict on the rest of the world and then point to events arising from them as reason to aggress.

I suppose pine nut pickers are not as valuable as combine operators because those combines are worth a half a million bucks apiece. A man’s hands that picks pine nuts are only brown hunks of flesh, like an unborn baby.

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Jimi

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Today is the anniversary of the day Jimi Hendrix took too much dope and died. Whether you enjoy is music or not, it must be remembered that his example should remind us to use our heads, think longer term than immediate gratification. Maybe he played out his best by that time. I have a theory that musicians sometimes do their best work early because it reflects on a longer period (childhood to present) than the time from one album to the next. The Beatles are an exception, growing and evolving over many years.

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Travel Ban

California is banning free fares for public employees to go to Iowa because Iowa does not pay for gender transitions. That’s one weird story.

The other is that “conservatives are up in arms over this while totally ignoring the fact that they, as conservatives should oppose any state funding for the travel in the first place.

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Regime change

JFK Jr. salutes JFK at his funeral. Washington, November 1963. [800x600] Check this blog!

A Renowned and Heroic Surgeon Passes Away

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From the time of the assassination to the day he died, McClelland steadfastly maintained that when Kennedy was brought into Trauma Room One at Parkland, he had a huge exit-sized wound in the back of his head. He never wavered in that contention. In fact, he explained that that was the reason he knew immediately that the president’s life could not be saved. He saw cerebellum coming out of that huge hole.

Several years ago, I attended a conference in Pennsylvania on the Kennedy assassination. McClelland spoke at it via Skype. He was an extremely impressive man. He talked about the big exit-sized wound in the back of the president’s head.

To see McClelland talk about that back-of-the-head wound and to get a sense of what type of man he was, just Google his name and you’ll find lots of print and video interviews where he talks about the wound. One example is the following, but if you don’t want to watch the entire 15-minute interview, start at the 5:00 minute mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q1lYifmUXA

A big problem arises: The autopsy photographs in the official record show the back of Kennedy’s head to be fully intact. In other words, they show no big exit-sized wound in the back of Kennedy’s head.

Thirty years after the assassination, a woman named Saundra Spencer was summoned to testify before the Assassination Records Review Board. That was the agency that was charged with enforcing the JFK Records Collection Act, which mandated the Pentagon, the CIA, and other federal agencies to release their long-secret records relating to the assassination. The law had been enacted after the public outcry over continued secrecy that had been generated by Oliver Stone’s movie JFK. The movie posited that the assassination was a highly sophisticated regime-change operation against the Kennedy administration, no different in principle from those that the Pentagon and the CIA initiated against foreign regimes both before and after the assassination.

Spencer was a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy’s photography lab in Washington, D.C. She had a top-secret security clearance. She worked closely with the White House on photographs. No one has ever questioned her competence, integrity, or professionalism. It would be virtually impossible to find a more credible witness than Saundra Spencer.

Spencer told the ARRB a remarkable story. She said that on the weekend of the assassination, she had been asked to develop the autopsy photographs of President Kennedy. She was told that what she was doing was a classified operation. Being the professional soldier she was, she kept her secret for 30 years, until the ARRB released her from her oath of secrecy.

The ARRB showed Spencer the JFK autopsy photographs in the official record. She examined them carefully. She testified directly and unequivocally that those were not the autopsy photographs she developed on the weekend of the assassination. The photographs she developed, she said, showed a big exit-sized wound in the back of President Kennedy’s head.

Saundra Spencer’s sworn testimony, delivered some 30 years after the assassination, matched what McClelland had been steadfastly maintaining ever since the assassination.

At the risk of belaboring the obvious, there is no innocent explanation for photographs that falsely and fraudulently depicted the condition of the back of President Kennedy’s head.

Last year at a conference in Dallas, the organization Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA) gave McClelland a Profile in Courage award for his long-time adherence to the truth. I was there. It was a very moving experience.

You ran the good race, Dr. McClelland. Now, rest in peace.

Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.