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Meet the New Boss

Not quite the same as the old boss. Read more »


Laughter = Best Medicine

A funny bit circulating around the 'net... (click on photo)

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Left Coastin'

The dog (and elephant and donkey) days of summer are certainly upon us in this national election year, with ugly politics making their way into the headlines on a near-daily basis, with the more-colorful events involving members of Hollywood's finest. Read more »


The strangeness of Moral Philosophy

Earlier Brian brought up his annoyance with an Ethical Philosophy Selector quiz he had found via Gene Expression's post.

The World Wide Rant was simply confused by his results.

Which were as follows:

1. Ayn Rand (100%) Read more »


Quote of the Day



"...I greatly resent being bullied and slurred by [Michael Moore] in interviews just because he didn't get what he wanted from me. It seems to me that this aspect of his nature is not unlike that of the powerful and wilful man at the centre of his new documentary."

-- Pete Townshend


Report: Scientists Still Seeking Cure for Obesity

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The Onion takes on the Choice Police.


The Political Value of Being Polite and Friendly

This is as quoted by Julian Simon at the end of his epilogue to The Ultimate Resource 2 Read more »


Unintended Consequences

The following is a comment made by Bill Kelsey below in the post entitled "Libertarian Foreign Policy Debate".


Hans-Hermann Hoppe: A Unified Theory of Everything

I possess three brain cells. One is concerned with food and beer, particularly Sam Adams light, the black stuff from Guinness, and any full strength export lager originating from Sweden. The second brain cell is concerned with personal visions of a possible future in a couple of thousand years. The third brain cell, God bless it, is concerned with music, philosophy, chess, politics, writing, art, fine Pinot Noir wine, provocative Stilton cheese, good conversation, and, when it has the chance, the brown-eyed charms of Penelope Cruz. Read more »


Tommy Chong is a Great Man


What will Teresa Heinz think?

Funny stuff from Matt Drudge.

Well, I guess it beats White House interns...


The Enemy of my Enemy...

It seems that the Michigan Democrats aren't too happy with the idea of Ralph Nader crashing the party... with the help of the Republicans.

Paraphrasing Democratic Executive Chairman Mark Brewer: "Hey, it's not like we're trying to get Libertarians on the state ballot! Why can't them GOPers play fair and keep our own two-party club intact?"


The FedGov Bravely Protects US From Cheap Shrimp

[shrimp]http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/us_trade_shrimp

"More tariffs.":shrimp


"Eminent Domain Abuse" is a Redundancy

[cbs]http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/09/26/60minutes/main575343.shtml
[str]http://www.strike-the-root.com/

I think the entire doctrine of eminent domain is an abomination. That said, some instances are more egregious than others.

CBS News "reports":cbs:

p(quote).. The City of Lakewood is trying to use eminent domain to force the Saleets out to make way for more expensive condominiums.

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The mayor told 60 Minutes that she sought out a developer for the project because Lakewood's aging tax base has been shrinking and the city simply needs more money. Read more »


SpaceShipOne Fixed!

[wired]http://www.wired.com/news/space/0,2697,64123,00.html
[sd]http://slashdot.org

Wired News "reports":wired:

p(quote).. "That's a complete, entire yes," Rutan said when asked whether his Scaled Composites team had gotten to the bottom of a trim-control problem experienced during SpaceShipOne's voyage to an altitude of 100 kilometers on June 21.

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Who is the Greatest Living American?

According to the mostly left-biased media here in the UK, Michael Moore's newly released Fahrenheit 9/11 is a must-see film, with hordes of people apparently flocking to British cinemas already to watch the Great Man in action. Read more »


Turnips and Firing Squads

Randall McElroy, below, is right. There is hardly a single action any western government ever takes, in relation to the family, which lacks an ulterior motive.

For many decades the world's socialists have been driving us towards a complete breakdown of western society, so that they can fragment it into a myriad of bloody shards to rule over the shattered pieces. Read more »


The Eternal Question

We've all thought about this Question at various points in our lives. In this particular instance, I'm not talking about life, God, extraterrestrials, or ancestors. In this case...

What would you do if you won $290 million dollars in a lottery?

After the taxation, your cut would be approximately $90 million, still more green than a square mile of the Amazon rain forest. The Mega Millions jackpot was among the largest in history Friday. Read more »


Crime ≠ Punishment

In Michigan, they're trying to reform the Michigan Sex Offenders Registry, and not a moment too soon. As it currently stands, an 18-year-old who had engaged in consensual sex with a 15-year-old is listed on the Registry for 25 years "in full view of anyone with an Internet connection". The age of consent in Michigan is 16 years old. Read more »


British Socialists to End Happy Hours

As if you needed proof of socialism's eternal drive to end all forms of human happiness, in whatever form, Great Britain's Nanny Statists, and their associated boot boys in the highly expensive and highly ineffective public police forces, have decided to try to end all private bar 'Happy Hours'. Read more »