Archive for May, 2013

CNN on Anarcho-Detroit

Friday, May 31, 2013 23:27 No Comments

Detroit’s entrepreneurial surge is all the rage, these days, with media attention from all corners of the globe. CNN has published an article, “Reviving Detroit from the Ground Up.” As one would expect from the mainstream media, scant attention is paid to the motivation and success of entrepreneurs in spite of government intervention, taxation, business mutilation, [...]

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Social (Un)Security: “We’ll Keep Your Dough.”

Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:45 1 Comment

With the recent death of a family member on the 26th of the month, I was reminded of a special provision for social security that gives the government a free pass for a last moment of theft, and that’s after a lifetime of theft under the guise of overseeing one’s “security.” The provision essentially states [...]

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Serial Plagiarism @ Examiner.com

Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:36 6 Comments

Just like the digital camera age made everyone a “photographer,” the Internet age has, apparently, turned many talentless folks into “writers.” Nowadays, any assemblage of words is construed as writing, and therefore those who “write” are “writers.” People who never get paid to write one word, let alone whole articles or blogs, are suddenly “freelance [...]

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I Hate Desk Phones, Too

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 18:20 4 Comments

In reference to Lew Rockwell’s post on hating the desk phone, I despise this ancient device, as do many of my colleagues. Since I am very often not at my desk during my workday – in meetings or running around to other offices on our campus – I hate coming back to that silly red light [...]

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Listen to the Salt Dictators?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 18:01 2 Comments

No way, says holistic MD Dr. Brownstein. The salt nazis (like the Center for Science in the Public Interest) and the conventional medical establishment have been wrong all along about salt. Even the Institute for Medicine says salt has its merits. In fact, salt is necessary for life. I use the Celtic fine ground sea [...]

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The Diet Dictator Cartel Promotes “Healthy”

Thursday, May 9, 2013 7:51 No Comments

As Dr. Brownstein (a Detroit area holistic MD) notes in his latest blog post, the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics held its annual conference in April, and the sponsors were those wonderful promoters of all things health: McDonald’s, Kellogg’s, and one of the state’s largest GMO factions, the Michigan soybean industry. Appropriately enough, the [...]

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The Bacon Plan

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 23:13 1 Comment

The Bacon Lady reveals her secret on living to 105 (hint: bacon). Here’s the great Burgess Meredith scene from Grumpier Old Men, one of my favorite modern comedies.

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More Anarcho-Detroit: Bus Stop Benches?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 22:44 2 Comments

Some people from the Detroit Enterprise Academy think that bus patrons – especially older folks – shouldn’t have to stand and wait at the city’s bus stops, so they put together a voluntary force to do something about it. They build benches from reclaimed wood, fancy them up a bit, and place them at bus stops [...]

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