Archive for May, 2006

New Blog

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 7:57 Comments Off

I happened across a new blog from Dan McCarthy today, courtesy of Dan’s an Old Rightist and Tory Anarchist, so his blog is worth checking out.

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Do Nothing

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 11:46 Comments Off

Wendy McElroy posts on the blog about Google not working up a special logo for Memorial Day, as they do with many holidays. She said something very simplistic, and very true, that gets me in trouble every time I say it: “Hold every U.S. soldier responsible for his or her choice to continue pointing [...]

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Pass the Donuts, or, Enjoy Your Heart Attack, Lack of Energy, or General Slumpishness, and Have a Good Day

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:08 Comments Off

Paul Hein writes a few words on “eating healthy.” I have a slight issue with his thesis, which I find to be a bit overly-cliched and therefore wrong. So I must clarify this. He surmises that the health nuts “eat healthy” to live longer. No, to eat healthy is to make one’s existing life one [...]

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Windsor Liberty Seminar

Monday, May 29, 2006 20:45 Comments Off

I’m speaking at a nifty, little conference across the border, in socialist Canada: The Windsor Liberty Seminar. This, I think, is only their second run of this series. The audience will be mostly new converts and/or possible converts (to the liberty mindset, that is). I’ll be staying away from the old-and-worn lecture on the Federal [...]

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Curing the Economy in One Easy Step

Monday, May 29, 2006 20:29 Comments Off

That’s it. Solution given. Now just do it. The Fed must balance rising inflation, high commodity prices and a strong job market on one hand against a declining housing market and scattered signs of slower business growth on the other. And the loyal followers out there will read this, nod their heads in agreement, and [...]

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NewsFlash: Game Theory is Useless

Monday, May 29, 2006 19:46 Comments Off

Why is this a surprise? “Can you think of any examples of real, live companies that have consciously applied game-theoretical concepts to a real business problem?” The response was . . . a deafening chorus of head scratching. “The short answer is, I don’t know,” said David Levine of UCLA. “Let me think about this,” [...]

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Religion? Lies? Nah. A Man of God, You See.

Saturday, May 27, 2006 6:27 Comments Off

I blogged about this story some moons ago, though no one in the press was giving it much attention then. Yes folks, Pat Robertson can leg press 2,000 pounds. Finally, this is the first story I have seen wherein “experts” in the know actually challenge this goofball’s babble. According to the CBN Web site, Robertson [...]

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The Legion of Enron Experts

Saturday, May 27, 2006 6:16 Comments Off

Lots of talk on the blog about Enron. Indeed, these are all civil charges that particular Enron managers should face, especially concerning the fiduciary duties owed to others. But what really bites my buns is the everyday talk I hear on this matter from the know-nothings that listen to the idiot talking heads for [...]

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The “Other” Oval Office

Thursday, May 18, 2006 14:39 Comments Off

I took this picture, which is a part of a local, urban art project near Poletown in Detroit, Michigan. This particular display is called the “Oval Office” by the artist. The significance of the numerous, old vacuum cleaners is that the job of those in power – government – is to suck the life blood [...]

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The Police State is Protecting You

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 14:12 Comments Off

A friend tells me that his friend oftentimes drives through Oregon to catch college football games. You see, he owns a stock Ford Explorer that has slightly large (stock) tires that poke out from the side of the truck, say, a few inches. Seems that in Eugene, Oregon it’s against the law to have one’s [...]

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