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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Local Tyranny and Culture Wars – More Escalation

By Nathan Barton

Are you ready for this?

In an immoral, illegal, unconstitutional act of tyranny, the City of Houston has issued a subpoena to as many as 400 preachers in the city demanding that they submit their sermons concerning homosexuality, gender identity, and the city’s mayor.  The mayor is openly homosexual, and this is part of a fight over a new city ordinance dealing with gender identity which explicitly requires that building owners/operators allow anyone who claims to be of the “opposite sex” to use the toilets and other facilities assigned to that opposite sex.  Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-41C: World Wars and Home Front

By Nathan Barton

Good morning.

Around the world, we see that fighting continues everywhere: Mesopotamia and Syria continue to be roiled by the Caliphate, and the US and its allies continuing to bomb and do more harm to the ordinary people and property than to the evil “Islamic State.”  In various parts of Africa, fighting continues either between various Muslim groups (as in Libya) or between Muslims and other religious groups or governments in places like Nigeria.  Afghanistan and Pakistan continue to bleed.  But the big problem is still Ukraine and Russia. Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-41B: Local tyranny and economics

By Nathan Barton

Good afternoon!

I ended up with a short commentary today, as most of it was taken up by a long discussion of the growing contagion of police abuse and violence (BY police and not on police) in the Fifty States, so here are a few other stories. Continue reading

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The not-good, the bad, and the really ugly (Cops) (was: Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-41A)

By Nathan Barton

Good morning! Cops on the rampage, nation wide, or so it seems from stories in the last couple of days.

An attorney has intervened against the unjustified stop of a black handyman in a wealthy DC neighborhood by cops.  And tells the cops to get out of the neighborhood.  Of course, they didn’t listen.  And won’t.

DC is bad, but as usual, New York City holds “pride” of place. Lots of news about New York Police Department and they way they care for people this week. Continue reading

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