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LOST in time…

The significance of Hurley’s comment “…or what time?” The music that Sayid picks up on the short wave radio is Glen Miller playing ‘Moonlight Serenade’. Glen Miller who was mysteriously lost over the Pacific in WWII. Something else to ponder. Are they LOST in time as well?

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Libertarian Philosophy Politics

When are Taxes not Theft?

Heard on the radio today that Austin is going to give 3 million dollars as an incentive to HP so that they’ll graciously relocate here. Oh, I know, they aren’t actually ‘giving’ anything. They’re offering incentives (rebates on taxes) and I’m sure you and I won’t even notice that HP (the multi-national corporation) isn’t paying …

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Libertarian Philosophy Politics

Might *doesn’t* Make Right

Got into one of those discussions this weekend (I don’t know how I manage to do this so often) someone insisting that the use, or threat of use of force, is required routinely to provide a ‘safe and secure’ society. When I offered the counter observation that it was hardly the case, and that most …

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Politics

Precious Metals on the Rise?

I’m not going to pretend to be an authority on the subject (there are enough pretenders of that sort already on the web) but if some of the recent news is any indication, I think it’s safe to say that gold and silver will continue to rise: Item number 4 in this month’s Liberty Dollar …

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Abortion Politics

Boston Legal ‘Abortion’ episode

This furor over abortion (again) reminds me of last weeks Boston Legal (the ep. “Smile“) and the rape victim suing the Catholic hospital because they failed to provide her with the ‘morning after’ pill when she requested it. Specifically I am reminded of the exchange between the characters of Shirley Schmidt and Denise Bauer when, …

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Abortion Politics

Democratic Victory

Every conservative that I know makes a point of saying they are a “fiscal conservative”. They are, nearly to a man, worried most about the size and cost of government, and want to see it get smaller. Ask any American on the street prior to 9-11 what was most important for the government to focus …

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Recommending Firefox

I knew I was recommending it for a reason. It’s just nice to have it backed up with statistics. Here’s a quote: “Internet Explorer users are 21 times as likely to pick up spyware than Firefox users“ I’ve been using Firefox for several years now, and installing it on systems that my boss (yeah, you, …

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Linux Distro Chooser Quiz

Reading back issues of Linux Pipeline tonight, came across a link for the “Linux Distro Chooser Quiz“. It suggested I use Suse; which is kind of funny, since I’m only looking at other distros because I’m tired of fixing the missing pieces in Suse. I want to be able to play DVD’s on a linux …

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Philosophy Politics

Liable for Compulsive Gambling?

A Pathologist is suing a drug manufacturer, and the casinos that he lost his 14 million dollar Fortune to, because the drug that he was given causes compulsive gambling. I think that not only the drug manufacturer, but the casinos could loose that lawsuit, despite the objections about “where is the justice in this” that …

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Philosophy

Not Public School, Government School

If the schools were public, then the public (at large) would control them. This is clearly not the case with the schools we have now. They are government funded, with government mandated curriculum. They are run by quasi-governmental entities elected in the same fashion as government itself. They are government schools. As for what to …

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