I’ll leave the politics and future (or lack thereof) off for later. This was a spectacular last flight, a lot of people worked hard to bring this off from start to end. I’m going to miss that thing, and the BOOM BOOM when it crossed the coast to land at Edwards AFB a little over […]
Science and Technology
Great overview on the President’s unchecked and unconstitutional power to declare war:
via Reason TV: As Barack Obama announces the beginning of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a far bigger issue – one that goes to the heart of American history and …
So… let me get this straight. Raw milk, BAD. Elderberry juice, BAD. Arsenic… GOOD? Thanks for keeping us safe and healthy, FDA!
via RT: As outrage continues over body imagining scanners used by the TSA, a new legislation would cut off funding of the technology that has raised eyebrows across America since they began being installed throughout US airports in 2010.
Outrageous. This kind of blatant corporatism is exactly what’s going on with Monsanto, the FDA and Michael Taylor too:
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From Dr. Paul:
There are just over 24 hours before the first Republican Presidential debate in Greenville, South Carolina.
My, how far…
I love Ayn Rand.
via WSJ: Tomorrow’s release of the movie version of “Atlas Shrugged” is focusing attention on Ayn Rand’s 1957 opus and the free-market ideas it espouses. Book sales for “Atlas” have always been brisk—and all the more so in the past few years, as actual events have mirrored Rand’s nightmare vision of economic collapse amid massive government expansion. Conservatives are now hailing Rand as a tea party Nostradamus, hence the timing of the movie’s premiere on tax day.
When Rand created the character of Wesley Mouch, it’s as though she was anticipating Barney Frank (D., Mass). Mouch is the economic czar in “Atlas Shrugged” whose every move weakens the economy, which in turn gives him the excuse to demand broader powers. Mr. Frank steered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to disaster with mandates for more lending to low-income borrowers. After Fannie and Freddie collapsed under the weight of their subprime mortgage books, Mr. Frank proclaimed last year: “The way to cure that is to give us more authority.” Mouch couldn’t have said it better himself.
Via GrownInTheCity: The town of Sedgwick, Maine, population 1,012 (according to the 2000 census), has become the first town in the United States to pass a Food Sovereignty ordinance. In doing so, the town declared their right to produce and s…