Archive for December, 2010

Detroit Minus the Ruins Porn

Friday, December 31, 2010 13:26 6 Comments

I’ll say it again: Detroit is a really great and exciting place to be right now. This is a city where some exceptionally unusual stuff is happening, and, as I told a friend recently, I wouldn’t miss this shit for the world. From the Reader’s Digest, Canadian version, comes this: 9 Surprising Reasons Why Detroit [...]

This was posted under category: Detroit Tags:

New Libertarian Website

Friday, December 31, 2010 6:54 5 Comments

I want to point out a new libertarian news/commentary website: American Daily Herald. The site has just had its soft launch, and I am signing up as a regular columnist. Though I have so many irons in the fire, it’s a good thing for me because I need to be pushed to be ultra-productive in [...]

This was posted under category: Web Tags:

Some Chose Liberty

Friday, December 31, 2010 6:38 No Comments

Walter Block’s book is finally out: I Chose Liberty: Autobiographies of Contemporary Libertarians. While my short autobiography (how I became a libertarian) is included, I admit failure. Some time ago, knowing Walter was getting the book ready to publish, I had intended to re-do mine, which was first published in 2002, back when Walter first [...]

This was posted under category: Liberty in Our Lifetime

Ads of Yesteryear

Saturday, December 25, 2010 15:16 4 Comments

Couldn’t resist this one. I love these old, un-pc ads. The cigarette and sexism ads are always my favorites. (Though I doubt the authenticity of some of these ads.)

This was posted under category: political correctness

WikiLeaks Reveals the Crimes of the Congressional-Big Agra Complex

Friday, December 24, 2010 14:12 6 Comments

Rodale News is running a fantastic article by Emily Main: “Wikileaks Memos Reveal U.S. Gov’t Pushing Gene-Altered Crops Worldwide.” According to the article, currently available documents “provide interesting insights into how aggressively the U.S. State Department is pushing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) abroad.” While most of the rest of the world is flat-out rejecting these [...]

This was posted under category: Food Politics

Exalt Your Adult Adolescence

Friday, December 24, 2010 7:06 2 Comments

If this doesn’t make you cry …. Skip Oliva alerted me to this site called, a website for parents of children and grown-up children who are ageless consumers of the campaign to keep Americans dumbed down and happily engaged in bread and circuses. Here you can unleash your inner detective or old west bandit [...]

This was posted under category: Boom-Bubble Phenomenon, Decivilization

Boobus Meets the Police State

Friday, December 24, 2010 6:36 7 Comments

Here is some more madness on the part of the shopping intoxicated masses. In Texas, people were storming the malls and crushing their way through the doors to buy the new Nike Air Jordan athletic shoe at the bargain price of $175. Watch this video to see the crowds, and especially, the interviews with the [...]

This was posted under category: civil unrest, Decivilization Tags:

My Favorite Song(s) Ever?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 21:45 4 Comments

I’ve been in a discussion with some folks, lately, that attempts to answer the question: What’s your favorite song? I admit that my group of favorite song(s) remain almost the same over time, but the one I choose as my “favorite song” among that group of favorite songs always varies slightly, depending on my mood [...]

This was posted under category: Music

Mr. Christmas

Sunday, December 19, 2010 19:56 4 Comments

Not Mr. Libertarian – just Mr. Christmas. HereĀ is a spectacular 1:15 video consisting of cuts from various performances of der Bingle performing his Christmas magic.

This was posted under category: Music Tags:

This Christmas: Give the Gifts That Defy the Establishment

Saturday, December 18, 2010 18:34 1 Comment

I really don’t like New Year’s resolutions, because they are akin to kidding yourself, once a year, every year for life. Real discipline and desire does not wait until January 1st to rise up and take care of business. But this Christmas is a great time to celebrate life and health and your rejection of [...]

This was posted under category: Food & Nutrition Tags: , ,