Humor Libertarian Politics Skepticism

Grand Conspiratorial Fantasies

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. Hanlon’s Razor The image at right was culled from a friend’s Facebook wall a few years back. The image serves as an introduction, the proverbial rabbit-hole, a building 7 to 9/11 truthers, a lead-in to draw you deeper into this post dedicated to critical thinking. Humor …

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Guns Libertarian Politics

Gun Violence in America? Down or Up?

The Advocates on Facebook Since 1993, the United States has seen a drop in the rate of homicides and other violence involving guns, according to two new studies released Tuesday. Using government data, analysts saw a steep drop for violence in the 1990s, they saw more modest drops in crime rates since 2000. – NPR May …

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Libertarian OHM Politics

Caveat Emptor, Again

I’d accuse Jim of stealing my title, but I stole it from someone else. Stonekettle Station on Facebook You must hold this administration, every administration, accountable. Every Congressman. Every Senator. Every general. Every CEO who takes taxpayer money. Every political party. Every media outlet. Every journalist. Ask the questions and demand the answers. Never stop. …

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Libertarian OHM Politics

The Information Tollway, With Demand-Based Pricing

I could have sworn we nearly had a revolution not even two years ago because the information delivery services we’ve tied ourselves to thought they could meter our internet consumption habits. Has everyone forgot how Comcast throttled Netflix until they coughed up millions of dollars? Are American memories so short that they can’t even remember what happened …

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Libertarian Philosophy Podcast Politics

Killing in Cold Blood

The state of Arkansas plans to put to death eight inmates over a span of 10 days next month, a pace of executions unequaled in recent American history and brought about by a looming expiration date for a drug used by the state for lethal injections.  New York Times, Arkansas Rushes to Execute 8 Men …

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Libertarian OHM Politics

On Hawks vs. Pacifists

How do you explain away Hillary Clinton’s assumed hawkishness? Like this. Everyone voted to invade Iraq. I remember, I was active in politics that year. I mentioned this fact in the article Libertarian hostility for Hillary Clinton. Either you were with Bush II or you were against him.  Painting a target on your back is …

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