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Modern Jurisprudence is PROFOUNDLY Broken

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Two contrasting stories out of the Supreme Court today, that bring home the fact that jurisprudence in this country is profoundly… hopefully not irreparably… broken. First, from the New York Times: NO MORE LIFE SENTENCES FOR MINORS WHO HAVEN’T MURDERED…. In yet another 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court said this morning that incarcerated minors can’t [...]

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“Are these Republicans Walter”? “No Donny, these men are just nihilists”

Friday, January 29th, 2010

“I mean, say what you like about the tenets of the Republican party, Dude, at least it’s an ethos…” Apologies to Joel and Ethan Coen… There has been a recent meme circulated by the leftosphere, that the Republicans… in fact any opponent of the Obama agenda… are nihilists. Now, I have to say, I don’t [...]

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A Bit of Unexpected Wisdom from a Friend

Friday, January 29th, 2010

You might have heard the old saying “The best measure of a mans intelligence and wisdom, is how closely he agrees with you on any given subject”… Well, by that measure, Kommander is a damn genius (from a thread discussing Obamas abandonment of manned space flight): The problem with exploring and colonizing space, as opposed [...]

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A Must Watch on “Climate Change” from Climate Skeptic

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Catastrophe Denied: The Science of the Skeptics Position (studio version) from Warren Meyer on Vimeo. Warren is local to me (he lives about three miles away actually), and runs both the excellent libertarian small business and economics blog CoyoteBlog, and the absolutely essential climate blog Climate Skeptic.

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…And a Revolution Happens

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Scott Brown is the senator elect from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. -30 to +5 in three weeks… I cannot describe the kind of a change this is… Ted Kennedy held this seat from November 7th 1962, until his death in 2009… Almost 47 years… The democrats have been calling this “Ted Kennedys seat” since his [...]

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Just because people make bad choices…

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

…Doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have any choice at all. The first freedom is the freedom to fail… And when it comes to choosing our leaders in this country… whoooo boy have we failed big time, for a long time. So fellow gunblogger Tam, being an Ovarian American, got a bit tweaked at a comment over [...]

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Another “Truth in Venn diagrams” moment

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Courtesy of GraphJam.com via “Mostly Cajun“

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We are not a Democracy, we are a Republic

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

This is as succinct, and as masterful a description of the relationship between the rights of man, and the government of a free state, as I have yet seen. “I cannot, and will not, consent that the majority of any republican State may, in any way, rightfully restrict the humblest citizen of the United States [...]

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Quote of the Day

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

“You see that’s the whole point of being the government. If you don’t like something, you simply make up a law that makes it illegal.” –Kenneth Brannagh in “Pirate Radio”

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Risk and Compliance

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

For the first time today, TASER international has acknowledged that the use of their electro-compliance device has a higher risk to the health of the restrainee than they have advertised Taser: Don’t shoot stun gun at chest First time company has suggested there is any risk from its stun guns AP – updated 8:23 a.m. [...]

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The Original “War on Terror”

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

The first recorded mention of the term “War on Terror” in the New York Times did not occur after 9/11 as many would assume… In fact it was in 1934, and wasn’t even about the U.S. You might be shocked as to exactly which nation it was about… or perhaps not… War On Terror (New [...]

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A Conversation with Family

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

From my cousin: No one should die because they cannot afford health care, no one should go broke because they get sick, and no one should be denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions. (But I also believe that everyone is entitled to their opinions especially from personal experience. And I won’t urge you repost this [...]

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All I Have to Say About Ted Kennedy

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
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An Aristocracy of Talent, and the Triumph of Markets

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

This is possibly the single best business document I have ever read; and I mean that with no hyperbole. It is also the single most libertarian document I have ever seen applied to a large corporate environment. You HAVE TO read this. Culture View more presentations from Reed Hastings.

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Leave Us the HELL ALONE

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Crossposting something my wife wrote, from here: I’ve been in an incredibly foul mood the last couple of days, and until this morning I did not understand why. We’re planning on moving to where we actually want to be. We’re constantly being asked why we want to move to the middle of nowhere. I tell [...]

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Hackers interpret idiotic government restrictions as damage…

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

…and route around them By the by, for those who don’t get the reference, it’s a paraphrase of a quote from John Gilmore – “The internet interprets censorship as damage, and routes around it”

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I have to give the man some credit

Friday, June 26th, 2009

I happen to live in Arizonas 5th congressional district; and am currently represented in the house by Harry Mitchell. Congressman Mitchell and I disagree about a lot of things. Abortion, social security and government health care, school choice and education policy, many economic issues, government intervention and regulations in general, and the overall wisdom of [...]

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It’s Time to Impeach Obama

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

It’s time to impeach Obama; indict him, and his entire administration, for fraud, coercion, extortion, influence peddling, and grand theft under the color of law, amongst hundreds of other charges. It is not simply the auto issue; but that is currently the most visible. This is no hyperbole. I am not simply spouting off. I [...]

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Why Collectivism “works”, but doesn’t work.

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Generally speaking, when talking with a relatively reasonable and intelligent leftists about politics, economics (which are the same thing to them), econometrics, and social philosophy (again, they can’t be separated in leftist theology); the “question” will arise “If socialism is so bad, why does it work in families, and villages? It works there, so it [...]

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Truth Hurts… Ignorance Hurts Worse

Friday, May 8th, 2009

I disagree with Schiff on hyperinflation; but we’re DEFINITELY going to be seeing significant inflation. I’m thinking 1979 levels or so. Note: Schiff is also a firm believer in the inherent value fallacy; which is just that, a fallacy. There is no such thing as a stable currency, because nothing has inherent value. All value [...]

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