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Rites of Spring

(backdated for 2015, this is scheduled to appear on the next Vernal Equinox) A few years back on Facebook, I posted the image at right to The Wife’s wall.  Silly me, I was thinking I could entice the woman I love into engaging in some Rites of Spring when I posted it. I posted it on Easter because Easter is …

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Economics Libertarian Philosophy Politics

A Big Bowl of Crow

Ted Cruz is now touring the country denouncing Social Security as a Ponzi Scheme. Ah, that takes me way, way back. I remember a young idealistic Libertarian who noted on his blog back in 2008; The local talk show host, Jeff Ward, refers to Social Security in this fashion repeatedly. (he even has a sound …

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An Open Letter to the 47 Senators Who Should Have Known Better

I am forwarding this on behalf of a friend of mine, Jim Wright. I agree with his sentiments so solidly that I feel little need to embroider them with thoughts of my own. Please feel free to peruse his article that accompanies the letter, to be found at (Please forgive the misspelling. Milhouse has …

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Emergent Principles of Human Nature; Not Natural Rights

Part 2 of a series of posts on defining Emergent Principles of Human Nature; an outgrowth of a challenge issued to me ages ago by a fellow libertarian that I “explain inalienable rights without including god” like most challenges of this type, the work is larger than the speaker or hearer understands at the time. …

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Labor Unions; Disinfectant for Corporate Largesse

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the new right-wing Republican star. He came in a strong second to Rand Paul in the CPAC straw poll (while Jeb Bush came in a mediocre fifth, and former Sen. Rick Santorum, Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Chris Christie, and former governor Rick Perry were even further behind). What’s Walker’s allure? …

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Adventures With Malware

I’ve been testing running Windows as a smart consumer for the last couple of years. Having bailed on attempts to run Linux without becoming a programmer; and having very little inclination to become a programmer just to run a computer as a user (although that mindset is slowly, ponderously, altering) I decided to just see …

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Warlords of Draenor Fails to Hold Interest

This player has had a rocky relationship with World of Warcraft almost since the day I first started playing.  I really never understood what the hell was going on until I was well into Wrath of the Lich King, an expansion that I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end. I found myself able to live …

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