Tag Archives: Stupid government tricks

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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Government services?

By Nathan Barton A quick follow-up note on my column a while back on stupidity in and out of government. “Tyler Durdan” over at ZeroHedge has “nine weird things” about the NYC-NJ bombing guy and situation that are very much … Continue reading

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Stupidity or malice? A case study

By Nathan Barton Did some staffer in the Obama Administration accidentally confuse customs of modern society and give Iranian nuclear facilities a money bomb instead of a high-explosives bombing? Or was it accidental? Was this the large scale equivalent of … Continue reading

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Fedzilla’s Land Grabs, Part II

By Bradley Harrington NOTE: This is the second of two columns discussing the constitutionality of federal land ownership. “The Constitution was, from its very origin, contemplated to be the frame of a national government, of special and enumerated powers, and … Continue reading

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Hot Air and Broken Promises

By Bradley Harrington “Money is MADE – before it can be looted or mooched – made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can’t … Continue reading

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