Submitted by Garry Reed on Sun, 2014-07-06 23:00.
One of the great things about mousing randomly around in the libertariansphere is the serendipitous relational discoveries that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Take, for example, a Dennis Trainor Jr. article/video in which he disses capital L Libertarians for not being capital O Objectivists even as he admits that they have more in common than not.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Thu, 2014-06-05 23:00.
June 5 was the one year anniversary of Edward Snowden's public outing of the NSA spying into every minute particle of our personal lives.
Yet a year later people are still debating whether Snowden should be regarded as a patriot or a traitor.
So let's make the issue as starkly clear as possible.
If a friend tells you that your lying, backstabbing, hypocritical, deceitful spouse is cheating on you do you call your friend a traitor and then go crawling back to your unfaithful spouse?
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2014-06-02 23:00.
June 5, 2014, is the one year anniversary of the first NSA surveillance leak revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden. It's also the day a worldwide coalition of tens of thousands of Internet users, companies and organizations pledge to "Reset The Net."
Submitted by Garry Reed on Tue, 2014-05-13 23:00.
The mercurial-mouthed actor Alec Baldwin was arrested recently for something that only libertarians would defend him for.
Cops handcuffed and took him into custody for committing the clearly victimless crimes of bicycling in the wrong direction on a New York City street and for failing to have identification on his person.
In a free society – which Baldwin apparently doesn't believe in as evidenced by his outspoken loudmouthing for government-imposed Obamacare and his heavy-handed denial of photog's right to film him in public – nobody would be handcuffed or arrested for improper peddling unless the cyclist was physically coercing or intimidating or clearly placing the lives and limbs of innocent people in imminent danger. The media reports report no such claims.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2014-05-12 23:00.
In April the Tenth US Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled that the police have a legal right to stop, search and arrest anyone anywhere anytime for committing or not committing a crime or doing or not doing anything right or wrong.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Fri, 2014-05-09 23:00.
The Pope revealed himself for the ruthlessly violent collectivist elitist that he is when, according to an AP article, "Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth tothe poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the 'economy of exclusion' that is taking hold today."
Pope Francis is explicitly demanding that governments initiate violence against the most productive members of their own populations and turn the mass of their peoples into dependent serfs.
Submitted by The Melinda on Sat, 2014-05-03 04:45.
Understanding the difference between being a Conservative and a NeoConservative provides more insights than you could imagine. Follow the series. Yes, Barry, some of us remember.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Sat, 2014-04-26 23:00.
CNN reported that 40 US military vets died on the waiting list of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system "where wait times can last more than a year."
But there is nothing new or surprising here for educated people who pay attention.
An ABC News article dated April 8, 2004 began by reporting the deplorable conditions it found 14 years earlier throughout the VA hospital system. It went on to catalog their then most recent findings, describing filthy conditions, cavalier treatment, incompetent care, patients left in hallways on gurneys, unsterilized surgical instruments, disastrous management and other atrocities reaching as far back as 1999.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Wed, 2014-04-23 23:00.
The good news for political libertarians is that Our America Initiative and its honorary chairman Governor Gary Johnson, the 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate, has launched a campaign to open the 2016 presidential debates to all legitimate candidates.
The problem, of course, is that the presidential debates have been run since 1987 by a private organization called the Commission on Presidential Debates whichwas founded by a cadre of Republicans and Democrats, is run by a cadre of Republicans and Democrats, and is funded by special interests who buy, manipulate, control and own Republicans and Democrats.
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2014-04-14 23:00.
Mind-controlled zombies staggering through the streets while reeking with rot and wreaking havoc and perpetually moaning "whoooo will buiiiild the rooooads?" A trio of Voluntaryist Vixens named Voluntaria, AnCat, and Agora attemptingto fend them off without violating their libertarian Zero Aggression Principle? What's going on here?
It's Voluntaryist comic book #3 as envisioned by Boy Wonder Jaime Sherman and his band of masked superhero creators and artists, now in the midst of their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds to produce a Special Issue comic with "action, liberty, & STATIST ZOMBIES!"
Submitted by Garry Reed on Sat, 2014-04-12 23:00.
Stephen Colbert, the current comedic occupant of "The Colbert Report," has officially been anointed by CBS as the Chosen One to sit upon the "Late Night" throne once Sir David Letterman relinquishes the reins of his reign next year.
While somehave described the move as "replacing one liberal with another" libertarians are renewing their quest for an answer to the question, "Is Stephen Colbert a libertarian?" To find out, one could simply ask Colbert himself:
Submitted by M.J. Taylor on Tue, 2014-02-11 11:15.
"The power to tax, once conceded, has no limits; it continues until it destroys."
Submitted by Garry Reed on Mon, 2013-12-09 00:00.
Edward Snowden recently leaked proof that the National Security Agency is spying on people's online porn habits.
NSA's reason/justification/rationalization/excuse is to discredit Muslims who attempt to "radicalize" others into committing terrorist attacks by catching them visiting online porn sites and exposing them to the world.