Archive for June, 2008

The Drive-Thru Makes the List of Evil Things to Ban

Monday, June 30, 2008 22:54 Comments Off

Right across the river from Detroit, in Ontario, there’s another great government solution in the works. …many Canadian municipalities are pondering whether they should ban new drive-thrus, in an effort to cut down on the emissions idling cars emit. But Windsor council isn’t likely to put a halt on doing business through the car window. [...]

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Bill Gates: Giant of Capitalism or Tool of the State?

Monday, June 30, 2008 21:43 Comments Off

I think George Giles misses the mark with this piece about Bill Gates, giant of capitalism. Capitalism? Bill Gates? Bill Gates is no giant of capitalism. Bill Gates is a pc, socialistic do-gooder, and he set up his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation solely for the purpose of funding various policies and pet projects of [...]

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Miscellaneous Photo Blogging

Sunday, June 22, 2008 19:42 Comments Off

This photo was taken at the famous Claiborne Farm in Kentucky. I met many winners on that day. I was lucky enough to get a guided tour from the famed stallion master himself – Tony Battaglia. This is my Mr. Woody. A great vineyard in Kentucky. Kentucky’s finest. My lab going nuts over her wooden [...]

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When the Leftist-Hippie Dream Conflicts With the State They Helped to Create

Friday, June 20, 2008 10:36 Comments Off

Right now, at a coffeehouse in Northfield, MN (see the first post on this), there are two older men sitting right behind me discussing “the art of getting arrested.” Their issue is that they want to have some sort of sidewalk food and alcohol distribution for a particular event for their establishment, but they don’t [...]

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A Little Bit ‘o Heaven, and a Lot of Socialist Hell

Friday, June 20, 2008 9:10 Comments Off

I am in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, and have been here for a week. I have family here, near a place called Northfield, MN. This town is about 35 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul. I sit in a coffee house, where there are two “elite” (for whatever that designation is worth) liberal arts [...]

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No Blogging/MacThoughts

Sunday, June 15, 2008 22:38 Comments Off

There’s been no blogging for a week, and there are lots of reasons for that. One is that my computer problems persist with my HP laptop. One hundred and twenty days after having the motherboard replaced (a 90-day warranty), the motherboard went again. I just got my computer back after making a deal with HP [...]

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More on the “Frugal” Cranks

Sunday, June 15, 2008 20:41 Comments Off

Concerning this post of mine, some more thoughts after a conversation with friends about this topic. They are often called “compactors, freecyclers, freegans, frugalists,” names they apply to themselves. However, they are anything but frugalists. They are bums/freeloaders/losers. To be frugal is to be concerned with, and minimize, your use of resources. Frugality, and low [...]

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Sudha Shenoy, RIP

Sunday, June 8, 2008 23:54 Comments Off

I have been too busy to blog, so I missed out commenting on the passing of Sudha Shenoy in a timely manner. She was a hero of mine. Only people who knew her well or were exposed to her unbelievable comments on the Mises.org email list would know that Sudha was truly one of the [...]

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The State as Guardian

Sunday, June 8, 2008 23:50 Comments Off

The first sentence is a tip-off that something is very wrong with modern psychiatry and the people who welcome the drama. She has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder. Now 18, she is a patient at Worcester State Hospital, her mother said, where she is finally receiving the therapy [...]

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The Hopeless, Hapless Libertarian Party

Sunday, June 8, 2008 23:38 Comments Off

By choosing Barr and Root, the already deeply-troubled LP has shown that its radical roots are dead and buried, and the new direction for the party is acceptance and putting itself “on the map.” So the irrelevant party of ‘city council’ and ‘board of education’ elections becomes the pandering party of mainstream politics by nominating [...]

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