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Archive for February, 2006

Comments and Free Speech

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

For anyone that may have a question about how comments are handled here or who may think I am anti free speech, see the comment policy.

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I Fell Over In Shock

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

After reading this article. What was so shocking? After all, there are quite a few states with flat income tax structures, and even quite a few states with no income tax. Well, two reasons really. First, Rhode Island has been, for quite a while, very anti economic liberty. And, this proposal was put forth by [...]

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Democracy and Islam Go Together?

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Excerpts from a Forbes update on the Jyllands-Posten Mohammed cartoons brouhaha. Or, as Reason’s Hit and Run has called it, the “Intoonfada”. So, I pulled out a few excerpts, and my reactions, just for you. :-) Saudi Arabia’s top cleric called on the world’s Muslims to reject apologies for the “slanderous” caricatures of Islam’s Prophet [...]

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FYI: Eric’s Grumbles

Friday, February 10th, 2006

My other blog, Eric’s Grumbles, is down right now. I exceeded my bandwidth limit. As soon as I get that taken care of, it will be back up. Probably later today.

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Don’t be evil? Ok, how about Politcially Biased?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I recieved this email a few hours back: From: Google AdSense to: me Hello Christopher, Our specialists have found that your account is not in compliance with AdSense program policies. As a result, we have disabled your account. We continually review all publishers according to our Terms and Conditions and program policies, and we reserve [...]

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Oh! The indignity!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

All the bruhaha about the Mohammed cartoons has given me some food for thought. As a believer of Christianity and Christian tenants, there have been a number of cartoons that I’ve run across on the web that *I* personally find offensive. I would imagine that I’m not alone, and yes, there have certainly been some [...]

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PC Manifesto

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Be sure to swing by the PC Manifesto v3.0. Q: WHAT IS P.C.? PC stands for Politically Correct. We of the Politically Correct philosophy believe in increasing a tolerance for a DIVERSITY of cultures, race, gender, ideology and alternate lifestyles. Politically Correctness is the only social and morally acceptable outlook. Anyone who disagrees with this [...]

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Carnival of Liberty XXXI

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Carnival of Liberty XXXI is up and running at Louisiana Libertarian. As usual, there is good stuff there, but there also, as usual, articles there that are bound to irritate someone. All the more reason to go and read the Carnival.

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“the freedom of speech, or of the press”

Monday, February 6th, 2006

That phrase comes from the First Amendment. Here, for context, is the entirety of the Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the [...]

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Why We Don’t Want Cooler Heads to Prevail

Monday, February 6th, 2006

There appears to be a consensus building among the mainstream in the US and Western Europe that “cooler heads” need to prevail and the confrontation between Muslim extremists and the West over the cartoons published by the Jyllands-Posten needs to be brought under control. If the folks who think cooler heads need to prevail mean [...]

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Anarchist’s Unite!

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Once upon a time, when I was in the midst of creating the Life, Liberty and Property community, I considered calling it Anarchists Unite! as a joke. Other folks convinced me that I would turn people off with that name for the community, people who wouldn’t get the joke, so I didn’t use that name. [...]

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And Apparently …

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

Even Muslims don’t obey the proscription on portraying Mohammed visually. See the evidence in this Zombie Time archive. Cool, we now have hypocrites attacking hypocrites, for their mutual hypocrisy.

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Round-up of Cartoon Craziness

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

Hold The Mayo makes some good points in Cartoon Critics about the reality of what we will find in Middle Eastern cultures. What we definitely won’t find is a secular, liberal society that tolerates those who are different and encourages diversity. Instead, we find the medieval society that the West left behind during The Enlightenment. [...]

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Over the Top

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

No, not the WWI command given to soldiers when they left the trenches to charge into the machine guns. I’m talking about the reaction of Muslims to the cartoons published by a Danish newspaper last September. As I’ve discussed earlier, the reactions of violence and anger have proved the point of the cartoons that portray [...]

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Feds Find Something Else To Screwup

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

There was a story in Wednesday’s USA Today about Congress voting to spend $750 million over five years to build “healthy marriages”. Apparently people are sitting around waiting for a version of FEMA for marriages. The religious conservatives are going to love this proposal, but I don’t. This is a waste of taxpayer money that [...]

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U.S. Government Surrenders

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Well, the country that supposedly champions life, liberty and property has surrendered. Or, at least, our government has tucked its tail and run. They remind me of Sir Robin-the-not-quite-so-brave-as-Sir-Launcelot in Monty Python and the Holy Grail: “…when danger reared its ugly head he bravely turned his tail and fled…” From this Reuters story we find [...]

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Too Damn Bad

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Now, I’m starting to get mad. I’m sick and tired of people telling me I have to keep my mouth shut and not say something because other people might be offended. From Reuters: “Freedom of satire that offends the feelings of others becomes an abuse, and here we are talking about nothing less than the [...]

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The Danish/Norwegian Cartoon Craziness

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

I had planned on writing a big post on this topic. But, I’m not quite motivated to write it yet. But I’m still thinking about it. And wondering how anyone can not see the violent and oppressive nature of the Middle Eastern culture. Sure, the cartoons weren’t all that nice and would make you upset, [...]

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The President Shall ….

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

“[The President] shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” —Article II, Sec. 3, U.S. Constitution Nice to see that the President has read that portion of the Constitution. Even if he fails [...]

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