Tag Archives: Stupid government tricks

My oh my – what’s that cloud in the sky?

By Nathan Barton A pro-cannabis-legalization web site, Smell the Truth reports that the DC mayor says that arrests are unlikely for “smoking weed” at Trump inauguration. “The few attendants of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration should have little to worry about … Continue reading

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Societal collapse – again?

By Nathan Barton Things are getting bad again, south of the border (of Texas, NM, AZ, and CA). Very bad. It wasn’t in the radio or TV news, but the Guardian (British) reported it, and Zero Hedge picked it up. … Continue reading

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Americans spend a lot, and the government tracks…

By Nathan Barton At HowMuch.com there is a neat chart which shows what Americans have spent on various things for the last 70 years. It is, no surprise, very enlightening – for several reasons. First off, the data comes from … Continue reading

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Space Junk?

by Nathan Barton Look out! Duck! One of my favorite short stories back in the late 1960s involved confrontation between Soviet and American occupation forces on Luna, who discovered that firing large numbers of projectiles in very thin atmosphere and … Continue reading

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Misconcepts of Government

By Nathan Barton Too much of the time, too many people operate under the misunderstanding that government can do anything. They assume that with enough money and “incentives” (carrots AND sticks – big ones!), that government(s) can do anything which … Continue reading

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Why government MIGHT seize your gold and silver

By Nathan Barton Bob Livingston, a “health and wealth” expert who has been publishing a newsletter on those topics since 1969, is a respected but often denigrated writer. Recently he has been warning about the ever-increasing risk of the FedGov … Continue reading

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Government services?

By Nathan Barton A quick follow-up note on my column a while back on stupidity in and out of government. “Tyler Durdan” over at ZeroHedge has “nine weird things” about the NYC-NJ bombing guy and situation that are very much … Continue reading

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