Archive for August, 2013

Nixon: “Public Enemy #1″

Thursday, August 29, 2013 20:00 No Comments

Consensual drug use, according to Richard Nixon. Forty years later, we are experiencing the totalitarian repercussions of a 40-year drug war undergirded by a wholly militarized, SWAT-insane police state that has bled taxpayers dry while creating mobs of jobs for dictators, Czars, the shrink industry, Homeland Security profiteers, and the keepers of incarceration nation. From this [...]

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Detroit’s Tendency Toward Anarchism

Sunday, August 25, 2013 7:07 No Comments

People who have not been exposed to the bona fide meaning of libertarian anarchism immediately think of lawlessness and chaos when they hear the word anarchy. I suspect that’s why libertarians, some time ago, tilted toward articulating expressions such as market anarchism, anarcho-capitalism, free-market anarchism, or private property anarchism. The accepted definitions of libertarian-style anarchy [...]

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Detroit’s Anarcho-Progressive Homesteaded Community

Friday, August 23, 2013 17:33 No Comments

This is a fascinating video about a progressive-anarcho “grassroots movement” community in Detroit near 7 Mile and Woodward, called Fireweed Universal City. The “about” page reads: Fireweed Universe-City is a grassroots, not-for-profit movement to transform a devastated, burned-out Detroit city neighborhood into a sustainable, eco-friendly, intentional community that will be the grounds for urban farming, residential and [...]

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Pro Football’s TSA

Friday, August 23, 2013 12:12 2 Comments

I thought this was a joke, but apparently not. To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into stadiums, NFL teams have implemented an NFL policy this year that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into stadiums. The NFL Committee on Stadium Security in May [...]

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Public (un)Education For All

Friday, August 23, 2013 8:02 No Comments

In Australia they say “no tall poppies.” In corporate America they kindly say “dumb yourself down” in order to be in harmony with the culture of mediocrity. Here, a 9-year-old 5-time reading champ, Tyler Weaver, was told by the public library director, Marie Gandron, that he “hogs’’ the school’s reading contest every year and should “step aside” [...]

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Another New Spin on Aspartame

Friday, August 23, 2013 7:42 5 Comments

Coca-Cola sugar bomb sales have been sagging. So the company is rolling out a series of print ads that are more like government public service announcements rather than the traditional marketing ad. But then again, Coca-Cola is Big Food and it is a key player in the Industrial Food Machine. These ads propagandize for the [...]

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Another New Spin on Obesity

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 22:31 1 Comment

This article contends that the symptoms of obesity are “a group of diseases tied together by the symptom of too much body fat.” The researcher, Nikhil Dhurandhar, thus defines symptoms as a collective “disease” that brings forth more symptoms. Here’s a quote from the article about Dhurandhar, a ”researcher” and leader of The Obesity Society: “It may [...]

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Nowhere Else But Detroit

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 21:18 No Comments

I’ve written about Detroit’s anarcho-bus company, here and here. Andy Didorosi is the amazing twenty-something entrepreneur who took the risks and built a great market solution for out-of-the-dark-ages transportation for the city of Detroit. This is a wonderful and snappy, 6-minute video about Didorosi and his impact on the city with a private bus company called, [...]

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Cerebral Castration of Males

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 20:20 4 Comments

Lew - your post about gender genocide in the schools is timely in that Time has just published an article and video from the heroic Christina Hoff Sommers, who writes that “our schools are becoming hostile environments for young boys.” Here she refers to the fact that being a normal 7-year-old boy has become a punishable offense in the government-authority [...]

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Images of War

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 19:35 No Comments

The horror of the human casualties of war from the Unknown Soldier Project by David Jay.

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