Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tab Clearing

Gary Johnson calls family leader pledge 'Offensive and Unrepublican'. “Government should not be involved in the bedrooms of consenting adults. I have always been a strong advocate of liberty and freedom from unnecessary government intervention into our lives. The freedoms that our forefathers fought for in this country are sacred and must be preserved. The Republican Party cannot be sidetracked into discussing these morally judgmental issues — such a discussion is simply wrongheaded. We need to maintain our position as the party of efficient government management and the watchdogs of the “public’s pocket book”.

Scared of Freedom. There are a lot of people who consider themselves freedom advocates, who, with righteous zeal and indignation, vehemently rail against the injustice, corruption and oppression "government" continually spews forth. However, many of those same people, when they hear someone suggesting life without the monstrosity called "government," will immediately go into turbo-backpedal mode, insisting that some "government" is needed, that we need to work to fix the system, and that we need a good "government," that just does good stuff, and protects us, and so on.

BYTE is back. It's too bad it won't live. But then again, what does?

The UN has a plan. Here is the world’s most powerful intergovernmental institution essentially arguing for the destruction of the global economy, enforced rationing, Marxist wealth redistribution, greater regulation, the erosion of property rights and global governance by a new world order of technocrats and bureaucrats.

Farewell To Space-Faring. The Final Shuttle Launch for Friday has been cancelled, but it’s still the end of an era. Actually it’s the end of several eras, particularly the America as a space-faring nation era inaugurated by John Kennedy. The twist is that Shuttle killed space-faring.

Eat our Peas: Command Economy. The President of the United States has spoken. It is time to compromise by giving in to what he wants. To the various Republican suggestions regarding the debt limit, he says: (click the link)

Beyond The Big City Blues. Racial problems in the US contributed to the particular history of the urban underclass and race can never be totally ignored in this country, but the inner city today is haunted by three serious problems, none of which is racial in nature: a lack of jobs, an advanced state of social disintegration and decay, and the presence of the illegal drug industry.

House-Wring Diagrams. One came with the house. It went god-knows-where sometime in the last few years. And it's now out of date, thanks to a new panel in the basement. Time to make a new one. And this is a big ol' barn of a house, built in three phases spanning decades: nooks and crannies and cruft everywhich-where.

The Node Beginner Book. More new crap to learn. I need to be twins.
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