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Do you Reference the Constitution? TERRORIST!

If so then the FBI considers you a terrorist. Not enough domestic terrorism? Redefine the terms to grow your authority. You may also be a terrorist if you: Refuse to identify yourself. Defend the constitution against the federal government and the UN. Ask to know why the police stopped you[!] Attempt to “police the police.” […]

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We never pay any-one Dane-geld

What an excellent Kipling poem RoR has brought us today. “We never pay any-one Dane-geld, No matter how trifling the cost; For the end of that game is oppression and shame, And the nation that plays it is lost!”

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When is the Right Time to Go on Strike (a la Atlas Shrugged)?

Over at Objectivist Living, Matus1976 asks When to Strike? I wonder what objective criteria … people might suggest would be a reasonable dividing line … when they themselves [feel] compelled to strike, or perhaps when we ought to be morally obligated (if ever) to strike. Perhaps we go by a general rating of economic freedom? […]

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Recovering Apollo 8

Recovering Apollo 8. Excellent short science fiction story with Objectivist undertones. This is not a failure. We’re proud to be the first humans to venture beyond the Moon. Please continue the space program. Get us to the Moon. Get a base on the Moon. Send another group to explore the solar system—one who can report […]

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Intellectual Property: More Clearly Private Property than Physical Property

In Intellectual Products and the Right to Private Property Tibor Machan takes a thoughtful look at the anti-intellectual property arguments. Worth a quick read. Is it the point of those who deny that rights to intellectual property are possible that when people produce their intentional or deliberate objects, such as poems, novels, names, screenplays, designs, […]

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Internet Piracy Seen not to Halt Production of Literature

In other news, murders not expected to zero the birth rate and shoplifting not expected to bankrupt any retail enterprises. LOL. Nate Anderson at ars technica isn’t worried about the piracy of literature. He isn’t even worried about authors. In fact, Nate seems to think authors should be happy just to have their works read. […]

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Virgin and Google to Settle Mars

Project Virgle is straight out of the Probability Broach. Read it and you will think, “How excellent. This is how it should work. Private companies partnering for space exploration.” Virgle’s goal is simple: the establishment of a permanent human settlement on Mars. Larry Page, Sergey Brin and I feel strongly that contemporary technology is sufficiently […]

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Why Colombia’s Reinsertion Program for Guerrillas is Pure Genius

As you may be aware, the country of Colombia is at war. The government is pitted against ruthless guerrilla groups of both the right and the left who murder, pillage, rape and destroy non-stop. And this has been going on for nearly 50 years. Battling Guerrillas is Hard Work But the government has very limited […]

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Peaceful Citizen’s Leg Broken by Capitol Police

Today, while peacefully waiting his turn to enter the Senate Petraeus hearings, a citizen was tackled by Capitol Police, reportedly resulting in a broken leg. No appearance of violence The police would not let this citizen enter the hearings. The citizen refused to bow his head and go on his merry way. The citizen gave […]

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Released Rapist Relegated to Riverbed

A released sex offender is living in a riverbed because landlords don’t want him and a recent law prohibits him from living near schools, parks or beaches. Once released from prison, a person has paid their debt I’m no fan of rapists, child molesters or other criminals but let’s be smart about this. Once released […]