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(Natural News)   The latest extremist group, according to the Department of Defense? People who grow their own food   (naturalnews.com) divider line 208
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2013-09-01 06:43:06 PM  
What a load of bullshiat.
 
2013-09-01 06:48:07 PM  
Hey - I'm a Librarian.  Welcome to our world, about 7 1/2 years late.
 
2013-09-01 06:48:16 PM  

truchaos: What a load of bullshiat.


Yeah, that "article" was bafflingly stupid.
 
2013-09-01 06:51:15 PM  
No paranoia on that blog.

Nope, not a bit. And certainly no persecution complex.
 
2013-09-01 07:13:49 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-09-01 07:42:06 PM  
"The Obama administration has a nasty habit of equating basic conservative values with terrorism. And now, in a document full of claptrap, its Defense Department suggests that the Founding Fathers, and many conservative Americans, would not be welcome in today's military," long-serving JW president Tom Fitton said.

Funny, when I think of people who grow their own food these days, it's usually hippies running an organic co-op farm.
 
2013-09-01 08:01:35 PM  

Sgt Otter: "The Obama administration has a nasty habit of equating basic conservative values with terrorism. And now, in a document full of claptrap, its Defense Department suggests that the Founding Fathers, and many conservative Americans, would not be welcome in today's military," long-serving JW president Tom Fitton said.

Funny, when I think of people who grow their own food these days, it's usually hippies running an organic co-op farm.


Maybe he's got a point.  I harvested three pounds of tomatoes yesterday.  Got some zucchini and some acorn squash coming along nicely, and the cantaloupes are almost ripe.  I would not be welcome in today's military, but that's mainly because I'm a fat, old, chain-smoking alcoholic.
 
2013-09-01 08:47:49 PM  

"We're not crazy!...look, Judicial Watch and InfoWars agree!1!!"


i159.photobucket.com

"Okaaaaaaay...."
 
2013-09-01 08:56:33 PM  
Look, just because my brother-in-law looks a bit Mediterranean is no reason to call him a terrorist.

\and he wouldn't be the first person in my circle to be accused of being a terrorist
\\a friend of mine might kinda, sorta look like a Tsarnaev...
 
2013-09-01 08:57:13 PM  
You know what?  This statement right here ...
So, if ye love liberty and freedom more than ye love a big, powerful central government that has grown well beyond its constitutional boundaries, you're an extremist.

... might have carried a bit more weight if you didn't, only two sentences earlier, give the DoD's own definition of extremist, which includes violence:
 The manual defines an "extremist" as "a person who advocates the use of force or violence; advocates supremacist causes based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or national origin; or otherwise engages to illegally deprive individuals or groups of their civil rights."

I calmly suggest that the author and subby go halfies on renting a backhoe to get that boulder out of their clit.
 
2013-09-01 09:00:57 PM  
That's Organic Gardening meets Mother Jones meets the John Birch Society.

We're through the looking glass, people.
 
2013-09-01 09:04:37 PM  
Gone green. This should be entertaining.
 
2013-09-01 09:28:14 PM  
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Corn Husk

Seems like a rather bizarre thing to insert but hey consider the source....
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-09-01 09:42:07 PM  
Is "Natural News" anything like Pajamas media?
 
2013-09-01 09:49:51 PM  
Is Freeper Friday creeping into the weekend now? Between this and the shiatty blog about John Kerry I've reached my derp limit.
 
2013-09-01 09:57:36 PM  
Well that was some weapons grade hurp, and quite a bunch of derp to boot.
 
2013-09-01 09:58:33 PM  
Its in Natural News, it must be true.  Just like anyone on Infowars.
 
2013-09-01 10:02:38 PM  
i was going to make a point about rebelion and being able to feed yourself
but i read the article
the statement "If ye dare to take care of yourself, to be an individual who grows his own food "
    did NOT appear to have been quoted and appears to have made solely by the writer
so Bullsh*t to him
 
2013-09-01 10:03:03 PM  
Considering how many agriculture supplies can be used to make bombs, I would be okay with at some general investigation into people obsessed with being left alone with their farming tools.

/It's also a nice way to spot isolation cults
 
2013-09-01 10:06:00 PM  
Natural News, move along.
 
2013-09-01 10:07:28 PM  
Wait. You can *grow* food?
 
2013-09-01 10:08:45 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Considering how many agriculture supplies can be used to make bombs, I would be okay with at some general investigation into people obsessed with being left alone with their farming tools.

/It's also a nice way to spot isolation cults


And then what?
 
2013-09-01 10:11:43 PM  
My first encounter with "Natural News" was when I was pointed to an editorial on their website that was one of the first, if not the first, I'd seen that suggested that the Aurora shooting was allowed to happen because of the sheer lack of pistol-carrying machismo among the patrons of the theater; that, in the editor's perfect America, the shooter would have gotten one shot off before testosterone-spewing, CCW-holding Real Men all cleared leather and fired in perfect unison, severing every inch of the shooter's head from his chicken neck with pinpoint accuracy.

They are grown men playing pretend games, and have lucked onto the precise type of pretend game that allows them a faint veneer of respectability. They are as trustworthy and knowledgeable on any given topic as your dog is about card tricks.
 
2013-09-01 10:12:49 PM  
We link to Natural News now?  They're like WND for eco-leftists.
 
2013-09-01 10:14:46 PM  

wandero: They are grown men playing pretend games, and have lucked onto the precise type of pretend game that allows them a faint veneer of respectability. They are as trustworthy and knowledgeable on any given topic as your dog is about card tricks.


Probably the most apt description I've ever seen.

/All but guarantee there was at least one firearm in that unfortunate Aurora theater
 
2013-09-01 10:15:44 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Hey - I'm a Librarian.  Welcome to our world, about 7 1/2 years late.


I've been a mercenary librarian for years, haven't had any trouble.
 
2013-09-01 10:19:11 PM  
I can't believe you guys fell for this. It's just viral marketing for the upcoming Attack of the Killer Tomatoes remake by Michael Bay.

/I'm not sure he's actually seen the original. His casting agents are looking for "the hottest tomatoes in Hollywood", and they ain't checkin' any produce aisles
 
2013-09-01 10:19:54 PM  
"Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publicly espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states' rights, and how to make the world a better place.

Ah, I can easily see how this might make some already paranoia-prone Teaderpers piss their pants in fear.

JW + Infowars + Natural News = Herpaderpadoodoo.

Also, about this "State's rights" thing.

That was Wallace's rhetoric in the face of federal demands to desegregate back in the day.

Nixon stole it from him and then Reagan stole it from Nixon and even today it's a rallying cry of the right.

Basically it means "if we can't be bigots on a national level at least let us be bigots on a state level".

And yeah, most of the potential for domestic terrorism in the US is to be found in conservative groups.

Lefties wanna talk it out as a rule while Righties like to shoot it out.
 
2013-09-01 10:21:21 PM  

wildcardjack: Benevolent Misanthrope: Hey - I'm a Librarian.  Welcome to our world, about 7 1/2 years late.

I've been a mercenary librarian for years, haven't had any trouble.


That's because you're a Librarian of Fortune.  The gummint loves contractors.
 
2013-09-01 10:29:42 PM  
Just buy MonsantoTM seeds and you'll be fine, citizen.
 
2013-09-01 10:32:20 PM  

BafflerMeal: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Considering how many agriculture supplies can be used to make bombs, I would be okay with at some general investigation into people obsessed with being left alone with their farming tools.

/It's also a nice way to spot isolation cults

And then what?


I'm not sure I follow you. A general investigation into the mental facilities of anyone who wants to be left alone with large quantities of known exothermic agents (nitrates, pesticides, sulfides, ammonia, and diesel fuel are all found on farms and all of those can go into explosives) seems reasonable to me. "Hey, you guys bought a LOT of potassium nitrate. Is this a group of old hippies who want to start a commune or are some of you a little more revolution-prone?" If you mean what happens after that, it would depend on what the results of the investigation find. A harmless group of hipster farmers or treehuggers would yield a very boring investigation and maybe warrant the occasional visit from Guy With a Clipboard. A more zealous group that may have intentions beyond agriculture can involve law enforcement.
 
2013-09-01 10:33:57 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Wait. You can *grow* food?


Water?

Like, from the toilet?
 
2013-09-01 10:38:23 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: BafflerMeal: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Considering how many agriculture supplies can be used to make bombs, I would be okay with at some general investigation into people obsessed with being left alone with their farming tools.

/It's also a nice way to spot isolation cults

And then what?

I'm not sure I follow you. A general investigation into the mental facilities of anyone who wants to be left alone with large quantities of known exothermic agents (nitrates, pesticides, sulfides, ammonia, and diesel fuel are all found on farms and all of those can go into explosives) seems reasonable to me. "Hey, you guys bought a LOT of potassium nitrate. Is this a group of old hippies who want to start a commune or are some of you a little more revolution-prone?" If you mean what happens after that, it would depend on what the results of the investigation find. A harmless group of hipster farmers or treehuggers would yield a very boring investigation and maybe warrant the occasional visit from Guy With a Clipboard. A more zealous group that may have intentions beyond agriculture can involve law enforcement.


He's worried that the occasional check by a schmuck with a clipboard might turn into something more sinister and overreaching either inadvertently overtime or intentionally by some asshole politician looking for legal rationalizations.
 
2013-09-01 10:38:49 PM  
To quote Ben Franklin's comment on the Declaration of Independence, in Stan Freeberg's "The United States of America" -- "Well, you are advocating the overthrow of the British government by force and violence..."
 
2013-09-01 10:43:58 PM  

super_grass: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: BafflerMeal: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Considering how many agriculture supplies can be used to make bombs, I would be okay with at some general investigation into people obsessed with being left alone with their farming tools.

/It's also a nice way to spot isolation cults

And then what?

I'm not sure I follow you. A general investigation into the mental facilities of anyone who wants to be left alone with large quantities of known exothermic agents (nitrates, pesticides, sulfides, ammonia, and diesel fuel are all found on farms and all of those can go into explosives) seems reasonable to me. "Hey, you guys bought a LOT of potassium nitrate. Is this a group of old hippies who want to start a commune or are some of you a little more revolution-prone?" If you mean what happens after that, it would depend on what the results of the investigation find. A harmless group of hipster farmers or treehuggers would yield a very boring investigation and maybe warrant the occasional visit from Guy With a Clipboard. A more zealous group that may have intentions beyond agriculture can involve law enforcement.

He's worried that the occasional check by a schmuck with a clipboard might turn into something more sinister and overreaching either inadvertently overtime or intentionally by some asshole politician looking for legal rationalizations.


I can accept that fear as a rational concern, but most of it can be addressed with voting and b****ing to one's congressman. "Dear Congressman, we pay taxes and want to grow our own food, we have permits from the DoA and the Department of Homeland Security has our contact information on file because of purchasing habits. But agent XYZ is a bit of a douchebag when he comes around. If you could pull some strings and see if he could come around a little less often, we sure would be grateful. Also, it's an election year."
 
2013-09-01 10:44:45 PM  
Oh, boy, Natural News, beloved news source of psychotic primmies and fossilized old hippies alike.
 
2013-09-01 10:50:45 PM  
Uh-oh;. I must be a terrible terrorist, according to a right wing nut bag. I guess I'm a lefty extremist because I prefer heirloom tomatoes to the bland pink ones.
 
2013-09-01 11:00:21 PM  
These people use water on their crops.

Water, like from the toilet.
 
2013-09-01 11:04:53 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Lenny_da_Hog: Wait. You can *grow* food?

Water?

Like, from the toilet?


dammitosomuch

Glad you saw the opening!
 
2013-09-01 11:11:25 PM  
They referenced Judical Watch and Infowars. Seems legit.
 
2013-09-01 11:21:53 PM  

balthan: They referenced Judical Watch and Infowars. Seems legit.


Even the content linked from Judicial Watch doesn't support the argument they're making. I rarely read Natural News, but every time I see an article from them, I'm continually amazed- they  always cite sources, but the sources  never support the argument they're trying to make. They spew enough bullshiat to fertilize a million acres of organic farmland.
 
2013-09-01 11:32:47 PM  

super_grass: Just buy MonsantoTM seeds and you'll be fine, citizen.


WTF are you talking about?
 
2013-09-01 11:35:39 PM  
if by extremist you mean 'aware of the coming shiatstorm'
 
2013-09-01 11:36:51 PM  

traxan: Gone green. This should be entertaining.


Yeah! Because, like, five bucks man!
 
2013-09-01 11:41:26 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Wait. You can *grow* food?


Only if you buy seeds every year.

/people have no idea what's happening around them
 
2013-09-01 11:53:12 PM  

t3knomanser: balthan: They referenced Judical Watch and Infowars. Seems legit.

Even the content linked from Judicial Watch doesn't support the argument they're making. I rarely read Natural News, but every time I see an article from them, I'm continually amazed- they  always cite sources, but the sources  never support the argument they're trying to make. They spew enough bullshiat to fertilize a million acres of organic farmland.


Friends with a married couple of stoner, conspiracy-loving friends, they love to link to NN. It's always paranoid bullshiat. I stopped engaging those two when they graduated from fluoride and aliens to chemtrails.
 
2013-09-01 11:53:50 PM  

mrEdude: if by extremist you mean 'aware of the coming shiatstorm'


Hmm. Gonna have to remember to close the windows when that rolls in.

/30% chance of poop.
 
2013-09-01 11:57:15 PM  
My Chicken Nugget trees never did sprout.
 
2013-09-01 11:59:27 PM  

mrEdude: if by extremist you mean 'aware of the coming shiatstorm'


Cloudy with a 80% chance of widespread paranoia.
 
2013-09-01 11:59:32 PM  
Naturalnews citing Infowars? It's approaching a perfect storm of derp.
 
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