Monthly Archives: August 2018

Eating their own… even if long dead

By Nathan Barton There is afoot a proposal, “bipartisan” of course, to rename the Russell (Old) Senate Office Building (SOB – a worthy acronym for the place) in honor of recently dead John McCain. It is fascinating to compare these … Continue reading

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Collapsing institutions

By Nathan Barton A comment on a recent column “Get your children out …” points out that it may take a “catastrophic extinction event” to rid ourselves of the odious institution of government-run, theft-funded “public” schools in the United States. … Continue reading

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Goodbye and good riddance

By Nathan Barton We were taught, as we grew up, to respect the dead, to show sympathy for the families suffering the loss, and above all to “speak no ill of the dead.” How naïve we were back then. Of … Continue reading

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Get your children out…

By Nathan Barton A Blaze story points out one of the many evils of government-run, theft-funded schools – so-called “public schools.” The teacher punished the fifth-grader and threatened him for treating her with the respect his parents expected of him towards … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Ghetto

By Nathan Barton Today, the word “ghetto” has really bad connotations.  It refers to slums where the vast majority of residents are black,  living in these inner-city neighborhoods of rotting buildings and utilities, crime, and neglect.  (See also “barrio” and … Continue reading

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Innocent until … Part 2

By Nathan Barton Part one is a short piece of fiction about surveillance cameras and police and public perceptions. Surveillence cameras and their complex and sometimes amazing software are a modern fact of life.  In many cities, and even suburban … Continue reading

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Innocent until… part 1

By  Nathan Barton (Fiction… or?) You are driving around town, going about your daily business. You are downtown: you promised the preacher you’d stop by to help him move some furniture in his office.  But all the spaces around the … Continue reading

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