Tag Archives: Mesopotamia

Libertarian commentary on the news, #15-02B: Cop wars, Islamic wars, and more stupidity

By Nathan Barton Good morning! Welcome to the Cop wars: New York City police officers have been told not to take any vacation or sick days until the number of low-level arrests and summonses return to normal levels, according to … Continue reading

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Islamic Wars Continue to Boil (was: Libertarian commentary on the news, #15-01H)

By Nathan Barton Once again, I seem to be devoting much of the commentary to the war on the rest of the world by Muslims (yes, “some” Muslims) and the latest manifestation in France. We must remember, though, that what … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-45B: Winter is come!

by Nathan Barton Good morning. I just came through this: the Arctic chill which has settled across the “Upper Midwest” and Rockies has made it clear that Fall is over and Winter is here.  Monday morning was beautiful on the Front … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-38C: Propaganda is big news

By Nathan Barton Good morning! Propaganda is all around us: the government version of advertising, with all the lies and exaggerations of any slimy used car salesman, coupled with a very powerful voice.  Even on the conservative (and increasingly anti-government) … Continue reading

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The Caliphate and the Fuehrer

By Nathan Barton On Wednesday night, interfering (supposedly) with the Wednesday night Bible class or prayer meeting of millions of Americans, the Fuehrer gave a grand speech about fighting the Caliphate (which he insists on calling ISIL – which is … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-34E: Military? Civilian? Does it matter?

By Nathan Barton War is not fun.  It may be exhilarating, it may be fulfilling for some, but it is death and destruction on a scale that is often difficult to comprehend. War is not good, even if necessary.  It … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-33A: Fallujah? No, Ferguson

By Nathan Barton Good morning, except that it is not in Missouri or Mesopotamia or Nigeria or Ukraine. Ferguson, Missouri: the beginning of the end?  In a situation reminiscent of a speeded-up Vietnam war or some kind of Mesopotamian or … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-32B: Bad weekend

By Nathan Barton Good morning, at least here in the Black Hills.  Around the world?  A bad weekend and a bad week.   Here is a brief look. Islamic wars – Murder and more Last week, stories have appeared that … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-32A: Stupid, stupid, stupid

By Nathan Barton Good morning!  Sometimes the sheer stupidity of government and its actions hits me right between the eyes: this weekend is a great example.  Ignoring impacts on me, my family, my clients, and friends and associates, we see … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-30A: This and That

By Nathan Barton Good morning, and here are a few news stories from last week and over the weekend: this and that.  Amazing what all is going on! Raqqa, Syria is the new capitol of the ISIS caliphate in Syria and … Continue reading

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