Archive | December, 2014

Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel to Head up Marijuana Company

31 Dec

Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel to Head up Marijuana Company

Logicology: Dear Mr. Cantwell…

31 Dec

Logicology: Dear Mr. Cantwell…: I’m not normally one to jump into the internecine squabbles of seventh tier embarrassments like this, but I recently revived an older vi…

A "Straight Dope" reader ends 2014 with a new level of fascism

31 Dec
In light of a recent Daily Mail article, “Why Sleeping Naked Could Cut Your Risk of Diabetes…Not to Mention Ward Off Infections, Trim Your Waistline and Make You Less Exhausted” [11/24/14], I was wondering whether you think the government should ban pyjamas? —Sarah Chekroud

The answer.

New Year’s Eve Resolutions for Libertarians and Contrarians

31 Dec
Here’s a list of projects I would think some libertarians would resolve to do in 2015:

Back to school backpacks for the victims of state schools, backpacks with supplies and perhaps including copies of the Constitution, DeSchooling Society, Watership Down, Anthem, and other age appropriate material.  Many community groups do this for poor children, and libertarians should start their own version.

Hacking government computer systems to eliminate social security and taxpayer ID numbers, tax liens, meta-data on American citizens, etc.

FOIA requests on newly married gay politicians to see if they were using the ban on gay marriage to escape joint financial disclosures that show they have been using their partners’ businesses for crony contracts and pay to play.

A study of tax free enterprise zones around the country and any lessons learned.

A study of the disparity in funding in per pupil allocations for public schools, vouchers, and charter schools, around the country.

A national database on the cost of the drug war, with state by state and city by city numbers on arrests, incarcerations, asset forfeiture, deaths, time served, dollars spent, etc.

A database of people killed or injured in government raids enforcing tax and regulatory policies.

Why Libertarians and Conservatives Clash Over the Meaning of the Constitution

31 Dec

Why Libertarians and Conservatives Clash Over the Meaning of the Constitution

Ellen Dance Dare (COPS GONE WRONG)

30 Dec

2014 in review

30 Dec

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 60 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.