Super magic AR killing machines

I keep reading all of these stories about how dangerous and deadly the mythical AR15 is. How this monstrous killing machine should should never fall into civilian hands. The photo above is of an AR15, legally speaking. This small piece of metal is legally the firearm itself. I do not understand the fear.

an in­come sufficient to live in dignity

If I have a right to freedom of speech, to privacy, or to the ownership of a house, everyone else has an obligation to respect it. But when I claim a “right” to “an in­come sufficient to live in dignity,” whether I am willing to work for it or not, what I am really claim­ing is a right to part of somebody else’s earned income. What I am asserting is that he has a duty to earn more than he needs or wants to live on so that the surplus may be seized from him and turned over to me to live on.
Henry Hazlitt, “Income Without Work”

Theory and Practice

You can slather as much jargon-laded intellectual make-up as you wish upon tariffs such as the one that the U.S. government just imposed on Americans who buy aircraft assembled in Canada. Underneath the make-up is a predatory pig – a vile beast just as hideous, just as vicious, and just as destructive with the make-up as without it.

Theory and Practice

Theory: Government exists to protect it citizens from being preyed upon by those who would greedily use force or fraud to further their own well-being at the larger expense of the People.

Practice: Government uses force and fraud to prey upon its citizens in order to serve those who greedily seek to further their own well-being at the larger expense of the People.

Everything You Need To Know About Why Net Neutrality Is A Terrible Idea

Enforcing “net neutrality” does the exact opposite of what its proponents claim. It results in an internet where a handful of large corporations have access to peering agreements with large transit providers (what some people refer to as “the fast lane”), and the rest are subject to far fewer options in terms of services, and even upon growing and gaining market share, will be denied the opportunity to shop around for different ISP plans that suit them best.

Everything You Need To Know About Why Net Neutrality Is A Terrible Idea by Harry Khachatrian,

Cowards in the Academic Trenches

My Marxist colleagues are not true revolutionaries. They are cowards in a civil war of their own creation. And they are poisoning the academic climate with their toxic and highly contagious intellectual cowardice. Each one of them should be dishonorably discharged for the crime of academic malpractice.
– Mike Adams

News from the Swamp – not surprised

Quick – ask me if I’m surprised….

From CNN Breaking News:

Be extra careful of the male lawmakers who sleep in their offices — they can be trouble. Avoid finding yourself alone with a congressman or senator in elevators, late-night meetings or events where alcohol is flowing. And think twice before speaking out about sexual harassment from a boss — it could cost you your career.

These are a few of the unwritten rules that some female lawmakers, staff and interns say they follow on Capitol Hill, where they say harassment and coercion is pervasive on both sides of the rotunda.

There is also the “creep list” — an informal roster passed along by word-of-mouth, consisting of the male members most notorious for inappropriate behavior, ranging from making sexually suggestive comments or gestures to seeking physical relations with younger employees and interns.

CNN spoke with more than 50 lawmakers, current and former Hill aides and political veterans who have worked in Congress, the majority of whom spoke anonymously to be candid and avoid potential repercussions. With few exceptions, every person said they have personally experienced sexual harassment on the Hill or know of others who have.

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…. And I’m supposed to be looking to these people for solutions? Really.

Unfree education

Creating government schools violates basic principles of economics. First, it violates the notion of consumer sovereignty. Parents are told where their children are to go to school, what the curriculum will be, how many days the child must attend school each year, and which holidays will be observed. The unit of society patronized by government is the school, not the consumers of education. Schooling may be “free” but parents are not free to choose.
– Randy Simmons, Beyond Politics


One reason Americans are more inclined to panic over shootings or kidnappings these days is, perversely, that these incidents are so rare. They are the last isolated cases in what was once an epidemic of commonplace violence. Because kids do not go missing as a matter of course, we freak out more on the rare occasions when they do.
Katherine Mangu-Ward, How to Talk to Your Kids About Guns