Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-43D: Problems with the economy?

By Nathan Barton

Good morning!  Economic problems have been pushed to the back burner because of Ebola and the Caliphate, but they are not going away, especially not as long as the FedGov (and other governments) continue to mess it up.

The Fifty States’ economy and abuse of business: Wyoming ranks best, New Jersey worst, for business taxes. The Tax Foundation has released its annual business tax climate index, ranking the fifty states for the strength of their tax systems for business. Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-43C: Around the world.

By Nathan Barton

Good morning!

Around the world, government and too many organizations that have partnered with government, or become all BUT governments, continue to make a hash of matters, not carrying out the tasks that people assume that they are, and causing, frankly, more problems than they are worth.  Of course, it is hard to make people see that. Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-43B: Bureaucratic obtuseness

By Nathan Barton

Good morning! The incredible stupidity and obtuseness of most government bureaucrats and “civil servants” is on display this week, across the world.

Teachers, by their very nature, are NOT supposed to be too sensitive to criticism: they received so much from students and often with little or no justification.  Of course, like many other virtues of teachers, the modern, unionized teacher has totally lost their ability to deal with criticism, even something as mild as the latest cover of Time Magazine, which speaks of how difficult it is to get rid of rotten apples in the government-run, tax-funded schools.  Of course, these are precisely the teachers which Time is talking about: teachers so incompetent and uncomfortable actually teaching students that they migrate to bottom-feeders, parasites on other teachers who have been brainwashed into thinking that they must be in a union.  And that unions in 2014 do ANY good whatsoever. Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-43A: Guns today

By Nathan Barton

Good morning!  Here are a few stories from the weekend or a bit older, thanks to various folks.  Mostly doing with guns in some way.

Thanks to Margaret for this and the next several stories: Holly Fisher of Charleston, West Virginia is the christian wife of an Army veteran and is a mother of three.  She recently irritated some tranzis by posting a photo of herself posing in front of a Hobby Lobby store holding a Chick-fil-A drinking cup while wearing a pro-life T-shirt. Shortly after receiving at least one death threat, she again posted a photo of herself, this time in front of an American flag while holding a Bible and an AK-47.  She’s been condemned and vilified, compared to Islamist jihadis with similar pictures.  But what has she really done?  She’s shown herself willing to stand up for liberty, for what she believes, just like many others are doing.  Was the AK-47 was a bit over the top?  Would a handgun have done just as well? Continue reading

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Chamber to Pig Out at Public Trough

By Bradley Harrington

Force and mind are opposite; morality ends where a gun begins.” – Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged,” 1957 -

It seems as though everybody under the sun wants a handout these days. And Americans have come to expect that all the alphabet-soup government bureaucracies and various so-called “charities” are going to belly up to the public trough and suck one up, whether the taxpayers like it or not. Continue reading

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Islamic wars come to Canada

By Nathan Barton

The Islamic War has come to Canada.

On Wednesday morning, the Canadian Forces soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa was shot and killed by a gunman who then ran into the Parliament Building shooting, before he was killed.  For most of the day, a second gunman was believed to be involved and at large.  Following the killing of one soldier and injury of another in a vehicular homicide in Quebec, in which the driver of the killer was also killed, the region is in a panic. Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-42E: Space, saps, and more

By Nathan Barton

Good morning!

There was both good news and bad news from Mars this week, where one of NASA’s rovers first discovered the first macroscopic life form on the planet, and then in a tragic accident, rolled over it, killing it.  The creature appeared to be a fur-covered quadruped with a tail and sharp pointed ears.

That’s right, Curiosity killed the cat. Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-42D: People are the problem

By Nathan Barton

Good morning.

As many as 1,000 potential jurors may be called to fill out questionnaires that will eventually lead to the selection of a panel that will decide the fate of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, officials said Monday.  This is, of course, ridiculous and stupid: far better to get rid of the selection process except for maybe a dozen “yes-no” questions, such as “are you related to the defendant or any of the victims or arresting officers?” and “can you understand English?”  The present process has almost destroyed the jury trial by encouraging AND ALLOWING the judge and the two attorneys (or teams) to select barely sentient jurors who are willing to be used as pawns and shills by the judge, and are often incapable of deciding what they want with their coffee. Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-42C: Ebowla and other scares

By Nathan Barton

Good morning.  Let us look right at the news, starting with ebola and such.

People are panicking so much that they are taking people to task for playing that silly on-line game where you are Santa with a ball attacking elves standing like tenpins.  Of course, you understand the reason: people who play that game are e-bowlers.

Mama’s Note: EEEEWWW, that’s awful, Nathan. LOL Continue reading

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Stepping Out

By MamaLiberty

Situational awareness, trusting your guts, shot placement, learning to function under stress, keeping your body and gear in some kind of shape to get the job done. So many things to do, watch, learn.

Well, here’s one more. Watch your footing. Continue reading

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