Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-28C: Contrasts between business and government

By Nathan Barton

Good morning.  Just a short column today, after being slow on writing for a couple of days., due to travel and many distractions.  But here we go.

Canaanite front: Israel accepts truce plan; Hamas balks.  The Hamas rejection came just minutes after Israel’s security cabinet decided to embrace terms set forward late Monday night by Egypt’s military-backed government.  If it isn’t one side, it is the other.  Neither side is telling the truth, without a doubt. Continue reading

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Not My Problem

By MamaLiberty

Not my problem. I’m sure a lot of people would consider that a harsh thing to say, but if you’ll stay with me a bit you should easily see that it is the only real answer to the whole “politically correct” thing sweeping this country and, incidentally, the world.

“You made me mad. You didn’t make me happy. I’m offended.” You can probably add a hundred more such phrases people use to control what you do, say and even what you believe. That’s exactly what happens when a few people can choose any word or object, assign a specific (often NEW and ugly) meaning to it, and then demand that nobody use that word or object because it “makes them feel”… whatever. Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-28B: This and that

By Nathan Barton

Good morning. Congressional Democrats have unveiled a bill to override the Nine Nazgul’s ruling on the Hobby Lobby case.  Everyone says this bill has absolutely no chance of passing.  But we can expect this to be a constant issue and it is intended to help election-year fundraising and vote getting (and cheating) among the Dems’ loyalists.  Certainly it has led to certain Democratic cretin-stars to openly say what they have believed for years: that the First Amendment is as unacceptable to them as the 2nd, that religion must be suppressed and subordinate in ALL ways to government, and that refusing to pay for something that is wrong for someone IS stealing their “right” to be a parasite and live off you in every way that they can.  It should make it easier to show people how wicked and evil government is, once they get past the whinging give-me attitude. Continue reading

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Climate Change Quackery, Part II

By Bradley Harrington

He who seeks to deceive will always find someone who will allow himself to be deceived.” – Niccolo Machiavelli, “The Prince,” 1532 -

As detailed in Part I, a truly scientific case for man-made “climate change” has yet to be made, but never underestimate the ability of the “climate changers” to hide that reality – and nowhere does that lack show up more tellingly than in their “Appeal to Authority” campaign to convince lay-people that it’s all “settled science.” Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-28A: Stupid government: all the wars

By Nathan Barton

Good morning: it has truly been said that war is the health of the state, and today’s headlines prove it.  Here are a few examples of the stupidity of government and its wars.

War on Some Drugs: There is a right way to do things, and a good many wrong ways to do them: government almost inevitably chooses the wrong way(s) to do something.  Consider, for example, this last week’s “legalization”  of marijuana for recreational use in Washington State, one of the more “progressive” states of the Fifty, but one in which voters nearly TWO years ago voted to legalize the selling, purchase, ownership, and consumption of cannabis. Continue reading

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“Climate Change” Quackery, Part I

By Bradley Harrington

Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what ‘the stars foretell,’ avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable ‘verdict of history’ – what are the facts, and to how many decimal places?” – Robert Heinlein, “Time Enough For Love,” 1973 -

In the face of a newly-declared EPA rule that “aims to cut emissions from the power sector by 30 percent from 2005 levels over the next 15 years” (“Coal regs worry Wyo.,” WTE, June 3), now would be a good time to ask: Just how settled is the science behind such a move?

And the answer is: Well, um, uh… Not very settled at all. Continue reading

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Above The “Law”

By MamaLiberty

The lawless religious right: Time to stop caving to their ridiculous tantrums
Salon – by Katie McDonogh

“The Christian right wants to live above the law, and so far they’ve been wildly successful at getting what they want. But the progressive left — led by a coalition of LGBTQ organizations — is finally poised to fight hard against the trend, and to push Congress and Obama to do the same.” (07/10/14)

The “right” wants to live above the law. So does the “left.” Congress and the President most certainly live “above the law,” along with all or most of the federal employees in the country, especially the alphabet soup gangs. Then there are all those cops who definitely live in smug defiance of any law that should punish them for harming innocents. State, county and city governments in general work hard getting around some laws, even if they can’t jump above them quite as easily as the “dear leader.” The folks on Wall Street, and a vast array of corporate entities don’t seem to have much problem ignoring the law that is enforced on the rest of us either. Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-27E: Urban areas, economics, and government

By Nathan Barton

Good morning and welcome to the end of another week.  Let us briefly look at cities, economic matters, and of course, stupid government, remembering that much government just plain shuts down for the weekend.

John Ransom at Townhall points out what a wonderful example Chicago was last weekend, with 10 dead and 50 shot in what he calls “Happy Dependence Day.”  Chicago is indeed the poster child for Tranzi philosophy and government, because of its corruption, its incest (business and all the levels of government), the sheep-like demeanor of its people, and the way it produces such FINE examples of humanity like the Fuehrer and his Consort and the Emanuels and Al Capone and Honest Abe:  indeed a “worthy” successor of Babylon, Rome and Constantinople and Paris… Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-27D: Islamic wars, Home front

By Nathan Barton

Good morning!  Tensions rising again, both overseas and here.  Let’s look at a few.

First, a brief look at Canaan and that part of the Islamic world wars. When you look at a map of the Middle East, at least seven (and depending on how you count them, ten) nations are engaged in a single connected war with multiple sides. Continue reading

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A Walk On The Dark Side

By MamaLiberty

Sally had worked much later than she had intended to, and hurried as she crossed the dimly lit lobby to the front. The old security guard shuffled toward her to unlock the door, wishing her a good evening and admonishing her to be careful. She stepped outside and listened to him lock the door behind her, wishing she could have requested an escort to her car a block away. He was too crippled, and couldn’t leave his post anyway, but she still wished someone was with her. Continue reading

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