Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Fallacy of "Healthcare Insurance"

The financing of healthcare in our country is a huge policy issue that is fought over on multiple fronts. Politicians, bureaucrats, giant corporations, lobbyists, big and small providers, vendors, nonprofits, you, me, and anybody else that pays for or mitigates the costs of healthcare. The battlefields are all over the place. The battlelines are constantly changing.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Responsibility for Healthcare

The financing of healthcare in our country is a huge policy issue that is fought over on multiple fronts. Politicians, bureaucrats, giant corporations, lobbyists, big and small providers, vendors, nonprofits, you, me, and anybody else that pays for or mitigates the costs of healthcare. The battlefields are all over the place. The battlelines are constantly changing.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

NRA and Bump Stocks

Is the NRA ideologically flexible?

I think it is . It appears that the NRA is playing practical politics by throwing the left a bone: Maybe, the NRA will support additional federal regulation of bump stocks. 

Wayne LaPierre's comeback to the "rumor" that the NRA would support banning bump stocks was like drunk-monkey kung fu. To paraphrase LaPierre, (1) bump stocks were not around 10 years agO, and (2) they make semiautos fullautos or something. The NRA needs to get its story straight and start every yarn it spins with:

     "shall not infringe"

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Road Ahead by John T. Flynn



This book was recommended on a Tom Woods podcast recently featuring Mises Institute fellow David Gordon (Ep. 956). I had started As We Go Marching a while ago, but it just seemed to be an airing of grievances and disintegration. This book claims to have solutions, but they don't appear until Chapter 13. I did a little skimming and then settled on starting with the end, since I feel we really need solutions now.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

AntiFa IS a Terrorist Org

I'm not big on petitions. But this one is worth participation - at least for entertainment value. The We The People citizens petition site pledges to respond to petitions that reach 100,000 signatures within 30 days. And boy has this one. It's at almost a-quarter-of-a-million signatures as of this posting. My money is on Trump personally responding.




"We The People" is mostly feel-good fluff for marginal rageaholics, but I get giddy seeing a petition like this do so well (says my inner rageaholic). I'd like to see it hit 10,000,000 within it's 30-day reaction window.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Single-Issue Voter

TRIGGER WARNING: Gun Stuff. Pun and reality intended.

I am a gun and freedom enthusiast. I always have been. I first shot a gun, when I was six. I got my first subscription to a gun magazine, when I was twelve. I didn't own an actual firearm until I was 19.

I have been all over the map on politics. I voted Republican, Democrat, Perot (whatever the hell he was), split ticket, registered Libertarian recently, and pretty consistently voted Republican over the past 15 years.

But one thing that has grown inside me is an understanding that I am a single-issue voter.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Obama's Law

I love the "laws" that prove describe a trend.
The number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. - Moore's Law
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1. - Godwin's Law
Will this be Obama's?:
When you are incapable of initiating policy, and your every proclamation is stillborn, blocked or neutered, chum for crazy. - Obama's Law
When a politician is unable to initiate policy, and his every proclamation is stillborn, blocked or neutered, he will chum for crazy. - Obama's Law

Monday, November 14, 2016

An Online LIbertarian Education

Ever hear of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History? Well, the author - Thomas E. Woods, Jr. - also teaches through his website Liberty Classroom.



If you want an easy libertarian education on an adult level, that you can experience online and is taught my multiple skilled instructors, then Liberty Classroom is the place for you.

Tom offers courses in:
  • The American Revolution: A Constitutional Conflict 
  • Austrian Economics Step by Step 
  • The History of Conservatism and Libertarianism 
  • Freedom’s Progress: The History of Political Thought 
  • Introduction to Logic 
  • John Maynard Keynes: His System and Its Fallacies. 
  • U.S. Constitutional History 
  • U.S. History to 1877 
  • U.S. History since 1877 
  • Western Civilization to 1500 
  • Western Civilization since 1500 
  • Trails West: How Freedom Settled the West 
  • The History of Economic Thought 
  • And more to come! 
Liberty Classroom is easy to sign up with, and Tom includes a 30-day, money-back guarantee.

Why I Use Ubuntu

I've used the Ubuntu version of Linux for a little over a year. Here's why:

I toyed with Linux a few years ago on a mini laptop that I had that had a corrupted hard drive. At that time Linux wasn't the easiest to work with, flash drives weren't that big, and the hard drive was half disk and half solid state, so the laptop was just toast.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Basket of Deplorables

We many, we happy millions, we basket of deplorables;
For thee to-day that shed your votes with me
Shall be my compatriot, be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlepersons in utter shock
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not apart,
And hold their morals cheap whiles any speaks
That chose with us upon Election Day.

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