Archive for January, 2012

Kodak: Stock Buyback Blowback and Bankruptcy

Sunday, January 22, 2012 15:34 1 Comment

There have been numerous articles, lately, about the bankruptcy of Kodak Eastman Co. All the attention on the financial condition of Kodak has been focused on its patent portfolio, and then to some degree, its legacy costs. The key question now is whether Kodak will be able to squeeze the billions of dollars out of [...]

This was posted under category: Business

A Subculture, or Just Prepared and Self-Sufficient?

Sunday, January 22, 2012 14:41 No Comments

Here’s another mainstream article on preppers, this time on Reuters. This article, for the most part, does not make them all out to be a bunch of lunatics predicting the end of the world, though the title (“Subculture of Americans Prepares for Civilization’s Collapse”) is misleading. Preppers prepare for civil unrest and/or economic catastrophe, and the [...]

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Business As Usual at the FDA

Sunday, January 22, 2012 14:11 No Comments

This story in the Wall Street Journal barely made a splash last week – “FDA Panelists Had Ties to Bayer.” Three advisors who had financial ties to Bayer AG were invited to serve on a “safety committee” for the FDA to assess the safety of four Bayer AG birth control drugs. All three individuals were either [...]

This was posted under category: Corporatocracy, Industrial Food Machine

Leopold Kohr & the Crisis of Bigness

Sunday, January 22, 2012 11:18 No Comments

Steven Yates has published a great piece on the American Daily Herald, “Who Was Leopold Kohr?” In his article, Yates writes: Like Read [British existentialist and anarchist Herbert Read] he described himself as a “philosophical anarchist.” The thesis denies that there can ever be rational justification or moral legitimacy for a special institution (or set [...]

This was posted under category: The State

Anarcho-Ancestral Exercise

Saturday, January 21, 2012 20:37 3 Comments

Josh Noel, writing for the Chicago Tribune, has done an excellent job of getting it right on the philosophy of ancestral health. Called Paleo, primal, caveman or — the umbrella term of the moment — ancestral, the regimen replaces contemporary “working out” with real-life movements that our Paleolithic ancestors used to survive: pushing, pulling, lifting, [...]

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“Real Food Costs Too Much” Myth: Lamb Meatballs & Quickie Salad

Saturday, January 21, 2012 17:10 5 Comments

This is my 5th post in this series, showing people how much real food actually costs, as opposed to the myths continually spread by folks who make so many blanket statements and false claims about real food being “so much more expensive” than junk and/or processed food. Here is the archive for this series. This meal was [...]

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A New Way to Pay Off the National Debt

Sunday, January 15, 2012 16:17 5 Comments

Hold on to your hats – a new way to reduce the government debt. The government should melt all gold coins and pay off its debt. No, this is not satire.

This was posted under category: Economics

Public Schools: The War on Kids

Sunday, January 15, 2012 14:09 12 Comments

Here is a brilliant documentary on the horrors of public school prisons in America, where children are subjected to monitoring, authoritarian supervision, arbitrary rules, conformity, coerced abstinence, zero tolerance insanity, irrational fears, invasion of privacy, prison-like security, mind-controlling drugs, and the police state. I highly recommend this – it is a stunning capture of how [...]

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Feds Tracking Kids

Sunday, January 15, 2012 13:15 2 Comments

According to the New York Post, the Department of Education Detainment …has taken a giant step toward creating a de facto national student database that will track students by their personal information from preschool through career. …The department’s eagerness to get control of all this information is almost palpable. But current federal law prohibits a [...]

This was posted under category: Surveillance State

Joel Salatin in Time

Sunday, January 15, 2012 12:49 1 Comment

In case you missed it a few months ago, this Time magazine piece on Joel Salatin is outstanding. I say that because the writer captures him perfectly, describing him not as a Locavore greenie, but rather, an “agrarian libertarian who wants both Food Inc. and Big Government out of his fields” and a guy who [...]

This was posted under category: Food Freedom