Archive for February, 2008

Some Kind Offers, But No Cigar

Sunday, February 24, 2008 7:49 Comments Off

I got a nice call from Sharon Harris a few weeks ago, and she asked if I wanted to fly to Washington for Super Tuesday and do some libertarian commentary for Aljazeera TV. Sharon, the President of Advocates for Self-Government, has been around the libertarian movement since its earliest political days, and I respect her [...]

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Raimondo Slam Dunks Kirchick a Final Time

Sunday, February 24, 2008 6:45 Comments Off

This is a couple of weeks dated, but then again, so is my blogging. It’s worth posting here for the sake of some laughs. The New Republic under Marty Peretz is becoming a gossip page in which to slash and burn all ideological competitors. The magazine has sunk to the level of a trailer park [...]

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Private Propertarians Devise Way Around Smoking Ban

Sunday, February 24, 2008 6:07 Comments Off

Dozens of bars are expected to stage “theater nights” this weekend in which patrons are dubbed actors. The law, which went into effect in October, permits performers to smoke during a theatrical production. “Two weeks ago, we had one bar doing this,” said Mark Benjamin, a criminal defense attorney who launched the theater-night idea. He [...]

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A Woman’s Brain?

Saturday, February 23, 2008 20:38 Comments Off
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Great Grilling

Saturday, February 23, 2008 20:27 Comments Off

This is truly a great product that I want to plug: the Breville ikon grill. I’ve always had George Foreman grills, because once upon a time, there was nothing else. Recently, I needed to get a new one – a grill with removable plates and interchangeable grills for grilling different foods. I got the Breville, [...]

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Cop Gone Wild

Saturday, February 23, 2008 20:11 Comments Off

“She fell and injured herself.” They call this “refusing to cooperate” on her part, and “overreacting” on the part of an abusive cop. Big man this cop — he can beat up on a handcuffed woman for the crime of being drunk. What a tough guy. Update: this link to the ABC story appears to [...]

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Evolutionary Being

Saturday, February 23, 2008 19:21 Comments Off

I am writing some stuff on fitness and food because I have long meant to get this stuff outta my head and onto cyber-paper. As some readers know, I used to blog on this stuff far more often – fitness, nutrition, and the physical being. I’ve been talking about it less because I have been [...]

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It’s Been Quiet Around Here

Saturday, February 23, 2008 19:16 Comments Off

When I get an email that says, “De Coster, did you die?”, I know I’ve been on downtime for too long. Well yeah, I’ve been off my blog – or any blog – for the last week. I’ve been away, busy, and in need of a break. Plus, I am finishing some articles I started [...]

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Website: Construction Ahead

Friday, February 15, 2008 18:10 Comments Off

My website will look sorta like a 3-day-old beard for the next month or two. I am finally re-formatting all the archives, articles, and adding the last 1.5 years of stuff. Sigh. I’ll clean up the site and add some new touches. I’ve been too busy to attend to it all, so this will be [...]

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Keynesian Economics: Better Late Than Never

Friday, February 15, 2008 17:58 Comments Off

Bond guru Bill Gross – of Pimco – on resurrecting Keynes and the New Deal: As Keynes theorized and then Krugman affirmed, when private demand falters, it becomes the responsibility of government to fill the breach. Because it likely will not do so effectively until after a new Administration is elected in late 2008, the [...]

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