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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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Leave it to Munro…

Thursday, March 19th, 2009
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Patches, Security, and Blog Contests

Friday, March 13th, 2009

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 [...]

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Quis custodiet ipso custodes

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

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 [...]

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I love it when Dilbert gets political

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
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“How bad is it going to get?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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. [...]

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Possibly the most profound words I have ever heard spoken

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

“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 Baldwin

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So, we’re not all going to drown, or be killed by hurricanes?

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

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 [...]

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Managing to Fail

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

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 [...]

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Let me just talk about numbers again for one second…

Friday, January 30th, 2009

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 [...]

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The Unselfaware Irony of Fascism

Friday, January 30th, 2009

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 [...]

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The Most Dangerous Phrase Strikes Again

Monday, January 26th, 2009

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 [...]

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No Philosophy?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

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 [...]

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A Conversation

Monday, November 10th, 2008

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.

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Demographics, Statistics, and Signs of Hope

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

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 [...]

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Best Biden Interview Ever

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

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 [...]

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