Archive for November, 2013

The TSA Wants to Remind You That You Are A Captive

Sunday, November 17, 2013 20:43 2 Comments

The new “exit” portals gulags at Syracuse Hancock Airport are bulletproof pods that are meant to make you feel like a prisoner who cannot leave. They’ve been called pods, bubbles, capsules, even Willy Wonka’s glass elevator, and they have caused confusion and frustration. Adam Hayes, who was traveling from Fort Worth Texas, said “I’ve never [...]

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Detroit Bus Company on Today Show

Sunday, November 17, 2013 7:32 No Comments

I’ve written about Detroit’s private bus company a time or two, and now it has caught enough national interest to make the Today Show. This segment begins with the same old, boring media tale about the streetlights not working, burned out houses of rubble and ash, and a bankrupt city (yawn), but it highlights what [...]

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Detroit: Soup, Salad & Startup?

Saturday, November 16, 2013 15:49 No Comments

Here’s another heroic anarcho-Detroit platform: Detroit Soup is an anarcho-launching platform for citizen startups: funded by normal folks for hopeful visionaries who dream of pursuing some entrepreneurial, charity, or artistic vision within the Detroit community. Here is a description of the group from the Detroit Soup website: – a collaborative situation – a public dinner – [...]

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No Catcalls, Please. I’m Offended and You Are Violent.

Saturday, November 16, 2013 14:50 4 Comments

Once again, the perpetually offended, politically correct, feminist-first crowd has found something to be offended about – shocking I know! Read the whole article on Yahoo - it’s quite entertaining. Burt’s Bees, a great company that makes all kinds of cool stuff for body & beauty had a product called Vanilla Flame Body Butter wherein the [...]

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Helping Farmers Fund the Future

Sunday, November 10, 2013 17:22 No Comments

I am so pleased to see that crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter are popping up everywhere. This is a great example of how a voluntary society interacts peacefully and logically, without the need for central planning and assorted mandates from job-securitized bureaucrats. People giving strangers dough because they believe in a vision or product/service is, [...]

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Paleos and Food Fear Mongering

Sunday, November 10, 2013 16:01 20 Comments

I am circling back to an item that was a hot issue in the ancestral health community in early 2013: eating disorders, and how the paleo perfection community may in fact promote this among people who are predisposed to getting caught up in frivolous food obsessions. I read this Dr. Emily Deans post, “Orthorexia in [...]

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Uh Oh – Belgians and Beer

Sunday, November 10, 2013 14:37 2 Comments

Interesting article on Bloomberg about Belgians and beer. Alarmed by a 17 percent drop in domestic consumption over the past decade—even as revenue from beer exports more than doubled—Belgian brewers are set to launch an advertising campaign urging their countrymen to drink local beers. “You can’t be the king of export and have a bad [...]

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Peaceful Coexistence

Sunday, November 10, 2013 13:54 1 Comment

Over at Robert Wenzel’s blog, Chris Rossini has written a great piece on peace: how people desire to live in harmony in spite of a government that exists to create political partisanships with divergent interests.

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Anti-McDonald’s Abuse

Sunday, November 10, 2013 10:49 2 Comments

David Schorr is under intense scrutiny to determine whether or not he is a “fit” parent. You see, he refused to take his son to McDonald’s for crap, but instead wanted to take him to a favorite, local restaurant for some real food. The child threw a tantrum, the ex-wife called a shrink to testify [...]

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Kid Rock: “Detroit is a Blank Canvas”

Sunday, November 10, 2013 9:46 1 Comment

Kid Rock was on CNBC to talk about Detroit’s business and community successes with Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans. Kid is right on this count: It’s not the government that is making things happen, it’s the people.

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