Border wars

Amazing coincidence that I hear this story on the Canadian/US American border after posting this.

Ira Glass tells the story of a little-known treaty dispute with far-reaching ramifications for our understanding of executive power. The dispute is between the President and one of his appointees…to the International Boundary Commission with Canada. This little-known commission carried out its function without fanfare or incident for over a hundred years, until a couple of retirees in Washington State built a wall in their backyard and, quite literally, set off an international incident. (23 minutes)

Source: The Prez Vs. The Commish.

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Breaking the bonds

Removing children at a young age from their natural circle of care (their family) is the fastest way to facilitate psychopathy.

Sure, they may learn more and become independent sooner (by necessity), but learning to detach and stay detached causes irreversible harm to future empathy and relationships.

It’s no wonder a preponderance of our leaders are raised in these parentless coops.

The Impact Boarding School Has On Children | Leaving Home At 8

Border scar

Who decided to slash through the forest just to denote an artificial border?

www.gregorturk.com/49thparallelproject.htm

For 1,270 miles (2,043 km.) a section of the U.S./Canadian border is formed by the 49th parallel. A 20-foot (6 meter) wide clear-cut (or “vista”) demarcates the line along with 912 survey markers. As the world’s longest straight international boundary, this section of the border runs from the Lake of the Woods (Minnesota/Manitoba) to the waters of the Pacific (Washington/British Columbia). In 1992, I traveled by foot and bicycle along and nearby the course of this line. As a result of my travels, a substantial body of artwork and a documentary video were produced. The video is available on DVD for $17 (includes shipping in U.S. & Canada).

Hanging in Chad

Fantastic audio on scamming the 419 scammers.

Three guys who go by the names Professor So and So, Jojobean and YeaWhatever spend part of each day running elaborate cons on Internet scammers. They consider themselves enforcers of justice, even after they send a man 1400 miles from home, to the least safe place they can bait him: The border of Darfur. The three self-made enforcers tell Ira their story. For more on what they did, along with photos, maps and phone recordings, go here.

www.thisamericanlife.org/363/enforcers/act-one

419 scambaiting forum

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