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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 24 July 2015, #15-29D: This and That

By Nathan Barton End of the “work week,” with a few news stories of interest. Waste Management News explains how the company Waste Management Inc. is suing the City and County of San Francisco over their Recology recycling contract. This … Continue reading

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All You DO Is Rules, Dept. Of Health

By Bradley Harrington “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” – Laurence J. Peter, “The Peter Principle,” 1969 – As I ponder our … Continue reading

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Flags and honor, Part I

By Nathan Barton The Southern Cross Flag is (according to millions of people) a symbol of hate and racism.  (This is NOT the “Stars and Bars” which was the original national flag of the Confederate States of America, nor any of … Continue reading

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Pouting Greeks

By MamaLiberty Germany won’t spare Greek pain – it has an interest in breaking us Greece’s financial drama has dominated the headlines for five years for one reason: the stubborn refusal of our creditors to offer essential debt relief. How … Continue reading

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The Politically Correct War on Everything

By MamaLiberty Let’s set aside all the politicians, celebrities, and the media for a moment. Oh yes, don’t we wish that could be permanent? Now consider most of the rest of the population, on EVERY side of EVERY issue; the … Continue reading

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The True “root of all evil”

By MamaLiberty Just imagine if 1% of the population of each town had the ability to control the weather. You’d hear all of the platitudes connected to environmental pseudo science, and others would be convinced that they were doing what … Continue reading

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The City’s Talking Trash Again

By Bradley Harrington “The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife.” – Thomas Jefferson, “Letter to Spencer Roane,” 1821 – What does … Continue reading

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Brothers, You Asked For It!

By Bradley Harrington “Government! Three-fourths parasitic and the other fourth stupid fumbling.” – Robert Heinlein, “Stranger in a Strange Land,” 1961 – For anyone who ever thought that City administration has even a remote clue about political economy – that … Continue reading

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Asset Forfeiture Just Thuggery

By Bradley Harrington “The founders of America warned us that we would lose more freedoms from gradual encroachments by those in authority than by sudden usurpations from any foreign enemy.” – Sheriff Richard Mack, “The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope,” … Continue reading

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This is a Test

By MamaLiberty Had a short discussion with a good friend the other day, and we were in agreement over so many things… but he made a statement I consider entirely too optimistic, and very unlikely. We agree to the principle … Continue reading

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