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Archive for October, 2010

Prop 19 Madness! A Message from the Galactic Government

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

“How will they learn to think for themselves if we don’t tell them what to think?” This video is fairly incredible. Great job to all involved.

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Quote Of The Day

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The WSJ, on the *injustice* of paperwork snafus in the process of foreclosing on squatters: The New York Times appeared to have produced a front-page victim on Friday—a woman fighting eviction from her $75,000 home at the hands of lender GMAC. The woman has not paid her mortgage in two years while remaining in the [...]

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P.J. O’Rourke on Gay Marriage, Marijuana Laws

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
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Colorado Republican Party Could Lose More in the Governor’s Race than the Election

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

In an election year that seems to favor Republicans nationally, there’s a whole different story unfolding here in the Centennial State in the gubernatorial campaign. The Republican candidate Dan Maes has lost support even among the party faithful due largely to being caught in a lie about his law enforcement background in Kansas back in [...]

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James O’Keefe Highlights Alleged Voter Fraud in Jersey City Mayoral Race

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Yesterday, we posted some new videos from the controversial self-described citizen journalist James O’Keefe. The videos highlighted racy footage taken at a New Jersey Education Association and the problems associated with teacher tenure.  O’Keefe has just launched a third video dealing with the NJEA, this one alleging voter fraud in a 1997 Jersey City mayoral [...]

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James O’Keefe Taking Aim at NJ Teachers Union

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Noted for his role in taking down ACORN, gonzo filmmaker James O’Keefe is at it again. The Daily Caller provides an overview: O’Keefe, best known as the force behind last year’s ACORN scandal, said the first video was shot at a meeting of the New Jersey Education Association in August. Entitled Teachers Gone Wild, the [...]

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Which Superstition Would You Sacrifice?

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

I highly recommend XKCD, a webcomic devoted to romance, sarcasm, math and language. Today’s comic forces people to choose between attacking capitalism and their favorite superstition. Enjoy!

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“More Expensive” Offers Alternatives to Incarceration to Break the Recidivism Cycle

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Title: It’s More Expensive to do Nothing Producer: Humane Exposures Films Directed by: Alan Swyer Non-violent offender is arrested, convicted, does his time, re-enters society and the cycle repeats. This is the typical cycle of recidivism in the American criminal justice system thanks largely to the “tough on crime” approach of state and federal policy. [...]

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A Tempest In A Teapot

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Resolved, that The Powers That Be™ believe the following: Foreclosures are bad. Falling house prices are bad. Banks losing lots of money is bad. It’s not hard to understand why. Politicians sell a version of The American Dream where it’s all lollipops and homeownership, and people getting tossed from their property or deeply underwater on [...]

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What if the Founding Fathers could have posted to Facebook?

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Yesterday, Glenn Reynolds posted a link to a post over at Cool Material which, in a humorous manner, displays what might have happened if historical events had Facebook statuses. I had so much fun with the historical events graphic, I thought I’d take a stab at what some of the Founding Father’s posts might have [...]

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Government-Run Amputation Panels

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

For some time, we’ve been using words and sometimes charts or graphs to describe the multitude of problems with government-run health care systems. The Greeks have finally allowed us to put a face to the issue. Well, perhaps a few extremities lower. From the Daily Caller: This Saturday, one of Greece’s most respected newspapers, To [...]

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Aren’t You Glad To Be A Gamma?

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

I had a really interesting philosophical discussion with Brad Warbiany, our curator at The Liberty Papers, over a Facebook status I wrote. I had just re-listened to the CBS Radio Workshop rendition of Brave New World and had commented that it seemed like a far more livable situation than 1984. Warbiany added that California, if [...]

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Outrage Over Corrupt Government Funded Science Prompts Resignation

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Hal Lewis has resigned from the American Physical Society, disgusted by their embrace of the lucrative fraud that underlays much of the research into Anthropogenic Global Warming. His resignation  letter is worth reading in full:

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Advanced Screenings of “Conviction” Coming to a Theater Near You

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

The movie “Conviction,” starring Hillary Swank and Sam Rockwell will have advanced screenings of the film beginning next week in most major U.S. cities. I’ve already received my free movie pass, you can get yours here (if there are any passes available in your city). The Innocence Project has more details about the true story [...]

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The most revolting political video I’ve ever seen

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Here are the first two tenets (of ten) of the organization dubbed 10:10: 10:10 is a voluntary emissions reduction campaign for any person, organisation or business to commit to cutting 10% of their emissions in a 12 month period starting in 2010. 10:10 is an inclusive campaign. Every person, business and organisation is welcome to [...]

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Quote of the Day: No, Cops Do Not Have Any Expectation of Privacy Edition

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Anthony Graber, the man who was charged for violating Maryland’s wiretapping law for recording on his motorcycle helmet cam and posting a video to YouTube of an undercover cop who pulled a gun on him during a traffic stop will not spend the next 16 years of his life in prison. Hartford County Circuit Judge [...]

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