Tag Archives: defense

Technology for liberty – distributed (mesh) communications

As society continues to deteriorate and liberty is seemingly more on the defensive right now, we need to remember that technology is virtually always neutral. A tool can be used for good or for evil, and there are few exceptions … Continue reading

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Military threats to the Fifty States: A nuclear attack

By Nathan Barton Back in the early 1970s, during one of the periodic flare-ups of tension in the Cold War, Reader’s Digest published a scare story. The major threat in the public eye at the time was Soviet ICBMs and … Continue reading

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To arms! To arms!

The way I read it, Joe Biden has given his blessing to massive private, personal armament. Or, at least, admitted that he and the hoplophobes, hoploclasts, gun-grabbers and their ilk and allies are all dead wrong. We need weapons – … Continue reading

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Second wave of the Lockdown and the Lockdown Rebellion

Whether this current situation is or is not a true “second wave” of this pandemic (as happened in 1918-1919), I’ll leave that for the medical people. (For now, at least.) But we are most certainly in the Second Wave of … Continue reading

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The price of defense? (More on building a wall)

By Nathan Barton An interesting (if biased) question was asked on a forum recently. Why do we need Trump to build the wall when a private company already builds one cheaper and faster with crowdfunding while the Democrats and judges … Continue reading

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Rebellion? Revolution?

By Nathan Barton I am hearing more and more signs of rebellion in many parts of the West – especially the rural farming and ranching areas. People are sick of being told what to do in the minutest detail by … Continue reading

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Doomed, doomed, I say

By Nathan Barton An interesting article was posted at The American Conservative once again proclaiming the death of the American fleet carrier. To many of us, that comes as no news at all. The vulnerability of flattops has been known … Continue reading

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Billions for conquest and tribute – not one penny for defense?

By Nathan Barton The tremendous expense of deploying a missile fleet capable in the long term of countering nuclear threats has spawned a debate in the American military establishment, as talked about in a recent Stars and Stripes article. How … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News 11 November 2015 (Veterans Day), #15-45B: Paranoia & Armistice Day

by Nathan Barton Do not expect me to laud or sob for Veterans Day. Originally Armistice Day, it commemorates the official end of that bloody horror called “The Great War” and 22 years later renamed into “The First World War,” … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 21 July 2015, #15-29B: Killing… and then important stuff

By Nathan Barton Later in the commentary, I discuss one of those “more important” things, concerning a teenage girl in the UK.  She felt like she was dying. But, at least, her parents let her live, unlike about 3,000 babies … Continue reading

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