Archive for October, 2012

Photo With Ron Paul

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 21:09 4 Comments

My photo taken with Ron and Carol Paul at the Mises Institute 2012 Supporters Summit – October 2012.    

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Sex and Boléro

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 19:35 3 Comments

This is an amazing performance of Ravel’s Boléro by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. I sat in the front row (center) for this performance. Here’s a snippet from Wikipedia from one of my favorite books: Philosopher Allan Bloom commented in his 1987 bestseller The Closing of the American Mind, “Young people know that rock has the beat of sexual intercourse. That is [...]

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Hey Kids, Time to Carve a Pumpkin

Sunday, October 28, 2012 20:36 1 Comment

A wonderful use for a Colt 1911.

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Butler Shaffer on Individuality vs. Institutions

Sunday, October 28, 2012 19:02 No Comments

I highly recommend that people buy Butler Shaffer’s new book, The Wizards of Ozymandias, if they are at all interested in an anarcho-capitalist’s assessment of the dissolution of Western culture and civilization. A nice snippet from the Mises.org book review is as follows: Western culture has produced material and spiritual values that have done so much to [...]

This was posted under category: Decivilization

Joel Salatin on Autocratic Institutions

Sunday, October 28, 2012 18:16 No Comments

This is a great talk from Joel Salatin on, among other things, the need to free up the innovators in our food system from the oppressive gatekeepers in the vertically integrated industrial food institutions.

This was posted under category: Food Politics

My Book Projects

Sunday, October 28, 2012 17:12 2 Comments

I went to the Mises Institute Supporters Summit this weekend for three reasons: (1) as a last hurrah, before I get really busy (2) to see some old friends and meet some new ones, and (3) to draw some inspiration from the event, and come home with a plan for what book(s) I will write, [...]

This was posted under category: Just Stuff

TSA Cattle on Parade

Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:47 3 Comments

On my way to the Mises Institute Supporter’s Summit, I just got molested by the TSA At Detroit International Airport. The gal was actually about as nice as a TSA agent can get. What boggled my mind was all of the sheeple who looked at me bug-eyed (GASP!) when I held up the line by opting [...]

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Washington Post on “In Debt” vs. “Insolvent”

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:26 4 Comments

This is one from the “Yes, someone really wrote this” files. The Washington Post “fact checker,” Josh Hicks, has put it in writing that the United States government, in spite of its trillions of debt, is not insolvent because insolvency implies an inability to pay debt, and the US can pay its debt because it [...]

This was posted under category: Economics

The Government Mimics a … Condom?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 19:15 1 Comment

Blame Travis Holte, one of LewRockwell.com’s most hard-working “information connection activists,” on this one (sorry, but that’s my cop out Lew). Deny responsibility, and point the finger at poor Travis.   :–)

This was posted under category: Totalitarian Government

Reader Says We at LRC Don’t “Walk the Talk”

Monday, October 22, 2012 20:52 6 Comments

Earlier today I posted this blog on a reader comment that came to me today via email. It is advised to read that post first before continuing to read this post. The reader who sent me the email under discussion has responded back, and me to him, etc. This has gone on all evening. I [...]

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