Monthly Archives: July 2018

Who is to blame? Misunderstanding news

By Nathan Barton According to an article in Raw Story, a Pew Research Center survey has found that many Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories. My heart bleeds for them.  And for the Fifty States. Here is FND’s … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Copyright trolls and government albatrosses

By Nathan Barton Government, and government  monopolies, are bad enough. Especially things like the Post Office (USPS).  The “justice system” (the Nazgul) is yet another perfect example of such. Government abuse of the court system is sickening. But bad as … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A “Reason”able accomodation?

By Nathan Barton Reason Magazine recently told the story of the tiny Liberty County (Texas) Vindicator’s fight with Facebook. In short, the Vindicator was not able to publish part of its serialization of the Declaration of Independence because a Facebook … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary on the News, Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Should???

By Nathan Barton I found this great graphic on-line and get to share it.  No idea who did it, but many thanks. (If someone knows, please let me know so I can give proper credit.) The guy’s answer of “Nope” … Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Courage – part 2

By Nathan Barton Courage, as discussed earlier, is a virtue.  It is also a requirement for many occupations. “First responders” is a fairly new label, referring to firefighters, emergency medical technicians/paramedics, and law-enforcement officers.  That is, those persons (usually government … Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Courage – part 1

By Nathan Barton As we here in the Fifty States celebrate the 242nd anniversary (official, at least) of the independence of the United States of America from the Kingdom of Great Britain, let us meditate on the courage of the … Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Happy Independence Day

By Nathan Barton Today is the 2nd of July.  242 years ago, in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence. Even the FedGov recognizes that today is the REAL Independence Day, as can be seen in … Continue reading

Posted in Nathan's Rants | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments