Archive for the ‘Totalitarian Government’ Category
Yep, new building code legislation is banning doorknobs in Vancouver. From Slate: As University of British Columbia professor Tim Stainton explained in the article, the doorknob ban is in the spirit of a concept known as universal design, which holds that environments should be built to be usable by a majority of people regardless of [...]
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.
I may be able to one-up LewRockwell’s post in terms of a story about being mugged by the gang of thieves writ large. William Davidson passed on in 2009 with a net worth of $3 billion. He is the founder of Detroit-based Guardian Industries, and he owned the Detroit Pistons, the Detroit Shock (WNBA), and the [...]
Leonard Pitts writes about the tyranny of the Surveillance State in the Miami Herald: If ever tyranny overtakes this land of the sometimes free and home of the intermittently brave, it probably won’t, contrary to the fever dreams of gun rights extremists, involve jack-booted government thugs rappelling down from black helicopters. Rather, it will involve changes to [...]
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 [...]
I’ve never understood the point or purpose of street sweepers – not since I was a small kid. They provide no value whatsoever. Forget what they are supposed to do – they can’t vacuum, they can’t clean, they can’t sweep up into a dustpan, they can’t wax, and they can’t pick up your carry-out dinner [...]
Dictators throughout time have used children as props. Is this symbolic of, “We are change”?
It’s amazing to see the number of individuals who are being persecuted for using their own property for productive purposes. This house and garden in Florida violated an “appearance code.” Appearance is always subjective, that is, until the government perverts definitions to enforce its arbitrary laws. Individuals who defy the crazed American Lawn Worship Culture and [...]
A couple of weeks ago I was in a smoke shop with a smoker friend. I ended up conversing with the owner who told me that bureaucrats from the state of Michigan had come in earlier in the year to shut down his cigarette rolling machines. The reason? Roll-your-own was becoming big business, especially with [...]
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. :–)