Monthly Archives: November 2013

Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-45D: Prohibition – an afterword, and the “Pope”

Prohibition – An afterword Just after writing my article on banning of e-cigs, I was queried by a friend regarding information on what seemed to her to be a rash of actions by governments against people for growing vegetable gardens … Continue reading

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Did You Ever Lick a Knife?

It’s not that people are dumber, it’s that stupidity used to be more painful. (Author of quote unknown) When I was about four years old, we stayed for a while with our Aunt Kay after father died. She had a … Continue reading

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E-Cigs: Canary of Immediately Dangerous to Liberty or Humans Conditions

“IDLH” is a common acronym in handling hazardous materials and wastes.  It means “Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health” and refers to atmospheres or chemical exposures (especially absorption through the skin) that will permanently damage your health or kill you … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-45C: Religion, government, and headaches

Religion – Free Markets Pope attacks ‘tyranny’ of markets, urges renewal in key document (Yahoo.com)   In it, economic inequality features as one of the issues Francis is most concerned about, and the 76-year-old pontiff calls for an overhaul of the … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-45B: Europe and Africa – hope?

Europe’s Hope – Wise People Switzerland: Three Resounding Nos!! (Le Temps via PressEurop) Swiss voters rejected three ballot initiatives when they went to the polls on November 24. Some 60.5 per cent voted against a plan to increase the annual motorway … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-45A: Stupidity in the news

Stupid people Giant Boeing 747 freighter lands at wrong Kansas airport (NBC News) Mama’a Note: I don’t know why, but this strikes me as very strange… very unlikely. It just doesn’t seem possible that anyone so inept would be given … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-44D: Home Front – Evil and Corrupt

Home front Texas: Man pretending to be cop sexually assaults woman on I-35E (WFAA TV) Police have asked the public to be on the lookout for the vehicle and if you believe you are being pulled over by someone who … Continue reading

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