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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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Overeducated Redneck

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

One of the things that has always amazed (and amused, and irritated) me, is the willingness of those on the left to dismiss me, and those of my political bent, as racists, hicks, ignorant, rednecks (as if those things were synonymous) etc… Any time I’ve written about the evils of collectivism, how firearms are as […]

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The Constitution really DOES mean what is says

Monday, April 20th, 2009

This morning, the 9th circuit court of appeals confirmed that the 2nd amendment is indeed incorporated against the states under the selective incorporation doctrine, in the case Nordyke Vs. King. This means that the 2nd amendment has a lawful status equivalent to that of the first, fourth, fifth, and other amendments which explicitly protect our […]

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A Refresher on Philosophy

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

In comments I have been asked to explain further my philosophies of liberty, government etc… I’ve written extensively on the subject before, both here, and on my personal blog; and when I say extensively I’m talking tens of thousands of words; so I thought I just post some of the more comprehensive and important links […]

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The Trouble with Involuntary Collectivists

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

… and in fact leftists of any stripe (and some on the far right for that matter), is that everything they believe is wrong. Yes, I mean that directly, literally, and completely. Everything they believe is wrong. Incorrect. False. Everything they believe in is wrong, because it all flows from absolutely wrong first principles, which […]

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You are “The Rich”, and you didn’t even know it

Monday, April 13th, 2009

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 […]

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Our Tax Day Protest, and Celebration

Monday, April 13th, 2009

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 […]

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The Trouble With Boston

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

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 […]

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I WILL NOT OBEY

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

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 […]

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Social commentary, disguised as a video game review

Thursday, March 19th, 2009
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