Video From Reason.TV: A lot of folks hear numbers like “the top 5%” of income earners, and they think that means Bill Gates, and fortune 500 CEOs etc… No, although that’s exactly what the government, and the media, would love for you to believe. It’s how they pit us against one another. It is a [...]Continue reading You are “The Rich”, and you didn’t even know it
We’re not going to a tea party; mostly because we have jobs, and also because I think they’re both great, and ineffective. Great, because it’s amazing that so many people are making it known publicly that they don’t want to have their freedoms abridged, and more of their money stolen from them. Ineffective because basically [...]Continue reading Our Tax Day Protest, and Celebration
The parent company of the Boston Globe newspaper, the New York Times; has threatened to shut the Globe down if they cannot get at least $20 million in savings out of the paper for next year. [The story] quoted an unnamed person saying that in the meeting, management said that without the concessions, The Globe [...]Continue reading The Trouble With Boston
As I have said here before, I am a senior technical executive at a large bank. As it happens, a bank that was forced at gunpoint, by the secretary of the treasury and chairman of the federal reserve, to accept TARP funds (as all the top surviving banks in the U.S were). Let me be [...]Continue reading I WILL NOT OBEY
A few weeks ago, I wrote on my personal blog, about an author who had, essentially by accident, trained himself to become an intelligence analyst: Trevor Paglen is an author, and Dr. of Geography, who developed a fascination for the “black” side of the military some years ago; and started snooping. His first book on [...]Continue reading Patches, Security, and Blog Contests
Nos vigilo custodes. Indeed we do. I’ve been struggling with how to review this movie since I walked out of the theater last night. A few weeks ago someone asked me to explain “Watchmen” to them, and my response was “there is no way I can possibly give you an adequate explanation without telling you [...]Continue reading Quis custodiet ipso custodes
Yesterday, a reader wrote me and asked: “I have been wondering how bad the current economic “crisis” will get. Depending on who I talk to I have been told everything from “this is simply part of the normal cycle of economics” to being told to invest heavily in ammo” Ok, here’s my take on it. [...]Continue reading “How bad is it going to get?
“We are living in a universe of willing slaves; which is what makes the concept of liberty so dangerous, and the concept of freedom so dangerous” — James BaldwinContinue reading Possibly the most profound words I have ever heard spoken
This is the single best, and clearest, explanation of the Rationalist Position on global warming I’ve Ever Seen Key line: “So, why don’t we ever talk about the suns contribution to global warming? …Well, because we can’t regulate it, tax it, or make it feel guilty for what it’s doing“. Got it in one there [...]Continue reading So, we’re not all going to drown, or be killed by hurricanes?
The alarmist, emotionally manipulative tone, and shallow nature of this report offends me; but I have to say, if anything, the picture they paint of DHLs operations is actually nowhere near bad enough. They’re only focusing on the impact of the closure here without ever asking why. I know from the inside. I was a [...]Continue reading Managing to Fail
So let me ask you, what do you think would stimulate the economy more: $819 billion of taxpayer money and bad debt on our national credit cards; distributed via political favoritism, cronyism, and cherry picking of favored causes $2,676 in the pocket of every single man, woman, and child in America $7,122 for each and [...]Continue reading Let me just talk about numbers again for one second…
Eric Arthur Blair famously said “The word FASCISM has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies “something not desirable.“. In this he was referring (among other things) to the tendency of those on the left to call anything which restricted their tendencies or desires in any way fascists; which in such usage [...]Continue reading The Unselfaware Irony of Fascism
Seriously, congresscritters are morons. There can be no other explanation. Sadly, this is not the most idiotic, ridiculous, laughable, or embarrassingly stupid law ever proposed; but it’s close: “New Law Will Require Camera Phones to ‘Click’ Author: Michael Horton A new bill is being introduced called, Camera Phone Predator Alert Act, which would require any [...]Continue reading The Most Dangerous Phrase Strikes Again
Several times over the past few years, well respected and well known people, have written that the reason liberty oriented people fail in the political arena, or achieve limited results that they cannot follow up on or capitalize on; is because there is no coherent philosophy behind the notion of liberty. In fact, the common [...]Continue reading No Philosophy?
LSE (larval stage engineer): Exactly what kind of job can you get with a degree in feminism? Chris: Socialist Indoctrinator LSE: You’d think the market demand for socialist indoctrinator would be rather small… Chris: Sadly, no.Continue reading A Conversation
Obviously, I disagree with the choice that 51% of Americans made last night, but in that choice, there are many aspects that I think are good things… perhaps great things. The first point, is that although the democrats are already trying to spin this as a huge numeric victory, it is not. Though the electoral [...]Continue reading Demographics, Statistics, and Signs of Hope
Found via Michelle Malkin UPDATE: The campaign retaliates by denying the TV station access for the rest of the campaign. WFTV-Channel 9′s Barbara West conducted a satellite interview with Sen. Joe Biden on Thursday. A friend says it’s some of the best entertainment he’s seen recently. What do you think? West wondered about Sen. Barack [...]Continue reading Best Biden Interview Ever