Archive for July, 2009

The Tyranny of Weight Control

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 12:05 2 Comments

After my post on the government’s plans for gaining power through its war on obesity, I came across a related story on FOX news that deserves mention. The CDC, this week, is conducting a three-day conference in Washington, D.C., called “Weight of the Nation,” an “inaugural conference on obesity and weight control.” According to the CDC’s [...]

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“Significant Medical Public Health Events” Are a Reason to Suspend Constitutional Rights

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 9:38 2 Comments

Jails today, the general population tomorrow. This story out of the Orange County Register is, I think, a fairly notable event as the U.S. government creeps toward its goal of using the swine flu as a tool for major power grabs under the pretense that there is a raging health disaster that threatens to kill people [...]

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Would Mencken Have Worn Crocs?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 21:45 No Comments

Crocs won’t go away easy. But in the past 18 months, the company has faltered financially. Crocs lost $185 million last year, significantly curtailed its operations, experienced declines in shoe sales and stock value, is embroiled in an array of legal battles and has fallen out of fashion in some circles. Some consumers, analysts, retailers — [...]

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Obesity Can’t Be Solved By Individuals Who Are Obese?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 21:27 2 Comments

Once again, the totalitarian U.S. government produces a series of “findings” showing that all of the assorted problems plaguing individuals in America are only getting worse, they can’t be solved on an individual basis, and therefore it’s a collective problem that demands an aggression intervention on the part of bureaucrats. This article from the Wall [...]

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Black Hillary?

Monday, July 27, 2009 21:17 2 Comments

In response to my recent post about Obama speaking like a preacher man, reader Anthony sends me this ridiculous clip of Hillary Clinton, on the campaign trail in Alabama, looking for love from black folk. Walter Williams wrote about this sort of thing, saying, “What does it say about blacks who can be taken in [...]

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A Reporter Tries Open Carry

Monday, July 27, 2009 21:00 1 Comment

This is an interesting story in the San Diego Weekly Reader. Rosa Jurjevics, along with some others, decides to (legally) open carry in California to see what kind of response she gets from strangers. Of course, it doesn’t take long before someone dials 911 and the cops show up.

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Parents Offer Up Children to the State for Vaccine Testing

Monday, July 27, 2009 12:28 No Comments

Upon reading this, a friend writes, “What person with a sound mind would allow their children to be used in such a manner?” The Oklahoman reports that people are offering up their kids as guinea pigs for swine vaccine trials to “test the vaccine’s effectiveness and whether or not it has negative side effects in patients.” [...]

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Obama Needs a Race Czar

Monday, July 27, 2009 10:42 1 Comment

The situation between Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has received way too much publicity, thanks to Obama’s involvement with his off-the-cuff comments. It seems Herr Obama desires to get some positive mileage out of this incident by playing peacemaker. President Obama’s highly anticipated sit-down with Cambridge Police Sgt. [...]

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Guns, Not Shoes

Sunday, July 26, 2009 21:15 16 Comments

I posted this on earlier today because it was requested that I do so, if I was interested. Here’s the post. ——————— I was asked to start what we hope will become a sequence of blog posts from LRC bloggers talking about what guns they prefer for purposes of self-preservation in a defensive mode [...]

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Butler Shaffer’s Boundaries of Order

Sunday, July 26, 2009 7:59 No Comments

I just received a beautiful, personally-signed copy of Boundaries of Order: Private Property as a Social System from Butler Shaffer. I noticed the Mises Institute already has a PDF of the book available online. The books rolls out like this: Preface Introduction The Eroding Structure Foundations of Order Boundary: What Can Be Owned Claim: The Will [...]

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