Tag Archives: Stupid government tricks

My oh my – what’s that cloud in the sky?

By Nathan Barton A pro-cannabis-legalization web site, Smell the Truth reports that the DC mayor says that arrests are unlikely for “smoking weed” at Trump inauguration. “The few attendants of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration should have little to worry about … Continue reading

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Societal collapse – again?

By Nathan Barton Things are getting bad again, south of the border (of Texas, NM, AZ, and CA). Very bad. It wasn’t in the radio or TV news, but the Guardian (British) reported it, and Zero Hedge picked it up. … Continue reading

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Another “Crisis” not Gone to Waste

By Bradley Harrington “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste… It’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” — Rahm Emanuel, “Wall Street Journal CEO Council meeting,” 2008 For those of … Continue reading

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Americans spend a lot, and the government tracks…

By Nathan Barton At HowMuch.com there is a neat chart which shows what Americans have spent on various things for the last 70 years. It is, no surprise, very enlightening – for several reasons. First off, the data comes from … Continue reading

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Space Junk?

by Nathan Barton Look out! Duck! One of my favorite short stories back in the late 1960s involved confrontation between Soviet and American occupation forces on Luna, who discovered that firing large numbers of projectiles in very thin atmosphere and … Continue reading

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Stop Spending! Stop Spending!

By Bradley Harrington “No, I didn’t say anything about taxes, Steve… I want the government to stop spending. Stop spending. Stop spending! Stop spending! That’s what we want… STOP SPENDING!” — Rick Santelli, responding to Steve Liesman’s statement that Santelli … Continue reading

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Misconcepts of Government

By Nathan Barton Too much of the time, too many people operate under the misunderstanding that government can do anything. They assume that with enough money and “incentives” (carrots AND sticks – big ones!), that government(s) can do anything which … Continue reading

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Why government MIGHT seize your gold and silver

By Nathan Barton Bob Livingston, a “health and wealth” expert who has been publishing a newsletter on those topics since 1969, is a respected but often denigrated writer. Recently he has been warning about the ever-increasing risk of the FedGov … Continue reading

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Children’s Museum a Disaster

By Bradley Harrington “When men yield up the exclusive privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.” — Thomas Paine, “Common Sense,” 1776 – If you’ve ever needed a reliable guide to determine whether or not an … Continue reading

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City Leaders: Arrogant or Incompetent?

By Bradley Harrington “We must have no carelessness in our dealings with public property or the expenditure of public money. Such a condition is characteristic either of an undeveloped people, or of a decadent civilization. America is neither.” — Calvin … Continue reading

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