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Month: November 2016

Before you get too excited about police body cameras

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Slate, of all places, provides a few reminders and warnings about giving cops more unregulated technology. On the whole, body cams for cops are a good thing.  Provided they can’t be turned off at will by the cop.  Also, there needs to be a prohibition on turning a cop into a walking real-time surveillance camera, […]

The Trudeau roasting continues

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Twitter users exercise their free speech rights to excoriate the Canadian PM for flowery language about someone who denied free speech to his people for half a century. Reason

The politics of corn

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Jeff Tucker, of FEE, explains why corn has been forced upon us this holiday season.

Greenland wants Denmark to clean up abandoned US military installation

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Cold War-era missile base, built under the ice, was abandoned after the ice began crushing it. Salon

World leaders, don’t romanticize the monster Castro

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Reason’s Anthony Fisher lists 5.  Canada’s Trudeau gets appropriately roasted for his effusive comments.

Castro’s dead legacy of equality under a jackboot

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See George Will’s column, Fidel Castro and dead utopianism: “Socialism is bountiful only of slogans, and a Castro favorite was “socialism or death.” The latter came to him decades after the former had made Cuba into a gray museum for a dead utopianism.”  

Singapore executes man over marijuana possession

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High Times.  Sheer insanity made a normal aspect of day-to-day existence in some parts of the globe. But Singapore’s got nothing on the murder spree currently underway in the Phillipines: 4,605 murdered by either police or vigilantes since Duterte took office on June 30.

How to survive the apocalypse

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From BBC.  Charlton Heston had some good ideas as well.

Corps of Engineers backs away from threat to forcibly evict protesters

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When protesters call their bluff.

“Fake news”, according to the Political Class

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LewRockwell.com, Antiwar.com, DrudgeReport.com, the Ron Paul Institute, Naked Capitalism, WikiLeaks of course, among others.  So basically every website I read throughout the day is on Putin’s payroll. Huh.  Well, where’s my check, Vlad? See, “Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group” The only fake news here is […]