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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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-42B: Ebola and other madness

By Nathan Barton

Good afternoon.  Ebola and Enterovirus D68 may not be as catching as so many fear, but madness is highly contagious.  Among other things, on Monday I’ve already received a full week’s dose of panicmongering about how millions will die and NASA (or NSA or CDC or the local alcohol control board (ABC)) have published findings that PROVE society, the economy, and all we know and love (or hate) is doomed within months.  Bleh! Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-42A: Weekend this and that

By Nathan Barton

Good afternoon.  Some stories from the end of the week to comment on.  Greed, stupidity, and eating their own.  Oh, and the war on some drugs and taking care of the troops, and updates on wars and stupidity abroad and at home.

Are we supposed to be proud of how much is stolen from us?  A new record has been set: more than Three TRILLION dollars has been collected by the FedGov in one year.  3,000,000,000,000.  Amazing: equal to about 30 billion dollars about fifty years ago, but still a staggering, staggering amount of money extorted from people and businesses, through all the various inventive ways that government has figured out to slide money out of our pockets to go out and waste. Continue reading

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Trust Your Gut

By MamaLiberty

Did you ever walk down a street and have the strong sensation that someone was watching you? Ever enter a room and just KNOW someone else was there (or recently had been), even if you could not see or hear them? Have you locked the door, walked to your car, and then decided to go back into the house because you knew you forgot something, even if you didn’t know what it was until later? Ever meet someone who just struck you wrong, whom you instinctively distrusted without any overt signs of hostility or malevolence from that person? Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-41E: Cannibals virtual and actual

By Nathan Barton

Good morning.

This is a horrible tale of how the arrogance of cops (specifically, game wardens) has virtually destroyed a family and their friends and efforts to help others.  And this is in Idaho, which reminds us that NONE of the Fifty States are free from the evils of law enforcement, and that local tyranny is a problem everywhere.  When combined with the capability of private enemies and haters to twist and use government agencies to attack us, it reminds us that no place is safe.  The blog’s title “Cannibals with Cutlery” is fitting. Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-41D: Panic and diseases of mind and body

By Nathan Barton

Good morning!

Crude oil prices are continuing to dive, nearing $80 a barrel on Wednesday, down from $95 in just a few hours, while some are predicting going as low as $60 a barrel within a few months.  Clearly, a combination of factors is driving it down, including most recently the Ebola scare.  Remember that lower crude oil prices DO mean (eventually) lower gasoline and diesel prices, but also negatives: I have several relatives whose retirement income could be greatly reduced by lower prices – and many communities (even the fabled North Dakota economy) can be harmed as well. Continue reading

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