Archive for May, 2003

Police Incompetence

Wednesday, May 21, 2003 6:03 No Comments

For sheer incompetence, this is a hoot. Watch this video and look closely at the gun – on the far left side of the frame – that’s pointed at the suspect. (Warning: turn your volume down.)

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Mises Too Difficult Too Read?

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:45 No Comments

For a professional economist, that is… There’s an interesting story from my friend – economist Bill Anderson at Frostburg State University – in the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Volume 3, No. 3 (Fall 2000). Bill wrote an article titled “Austrian Economics and the “Market Test”: A Comment on Laband and Tollison.” According to the [...]

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Bang Your Head

Monday, May 19, 2003 11:18 No Comments

Every once in a while, I like to read some really low-level, gossipy-type stuff, especially if I’m on a beach vacation, or somewhere similar. I picked up a copy of Bang Your Head: The Rise and Fall of Heavy Metal, a new book by David Konow. The book is full of great stories and dirt [...]

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Auditing Government: Now There’s An Opportunity

Monday, May 19, 2003 9:35 No Comments

In recent times, I have turned down interview opportunities at both the IRS and the Fed Reserve Bank. However, I might want to rethink that, or perhaps, I may want to think about spending a few years working at the GAO, auditing my favorite entity on the planet: government. It would produce some great fodder [...]

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Sucking the Military Teat, But It Ain’t Always Good Enough

Sunday, May 18, 2003 14:47 No Comments

Societal parasites admit that they join the military reserves for the extra cash because they have to do very little to earn it. Yet, when they do get called up to serve (something they think has very little chance of ever happening), they push for lawmakers to force emplyers to pay up the difference between [...]

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Bring ‘Em Home; What a Novel idea!

Saturday, May 17, 2003 17:47 No Comments

This is a very interesting piece on the May 12 suicide bombing in Riyadh, and why the attack was likely directed at Virginia-based Vinnell Corp., which has trained the Saudi Arabian National Guard for the U.S. Army, and has done so for over twenty-five years. The suicide bombing revolutionaries see Vinnell as training a force [...]

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Books

Saturday, May 17, 2003 17:28 No Comments

I just finished up Epistemological Problems of Economics by Mises, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power by Robert Caro, and am currently reading Michael Andrew Grissom’s Southern By the Grace of God; The Great Facade: Vatican II and the Regime of Novelty in the Roman Catholic Church by Tom Woods and Chris [...]

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Securing the Homeland Via Foreign Invasion

Thursday, May 15, 2003 19:28 No Comments

These “propaganda remix” posters are a hoot; check out the new ones online.

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NYT Not Up to National Enquirer Standards?

Thursday, May 15, 2003 14:12 No Comments

An article from NC Buy: The current scandal with the “New York Times” over the editorial fakery provided by reporter Jayson Blair proves the newspaper has all the news that’s fit — to lie. That’s the opinion of former tabloid journalist Peter Fenton, who says the boo-boos Blair got away with at the “Times” never [...]

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Louis L’Amour

Thursday, May 15, 2003 5:55 No Comments

I’ve been wanting to read the L’Amour autobiography Education of a Wandering Man. Though I’m not a huge L’Amour reader, that’s mostly because I don’t have the time. He was a fascinating individual who touted reading as one of the great joys of his life. At various points in his life, he was a miner, [...]

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