Tag Archives: Stupid government tricks

Those who forget their history …

… are doomed to repeat it. The original version of this statement is attributed to George Santayana, an American philosopher. The exact quote is “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” from his work, The Life of Reason: … Continue reading

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A fair warning? Or panic screamed out?

We always must judge the source, as well as the content, of political writings, especially those that seek to warn us of threats. It is far too easy to exaggerate the danger, AND the probability, of something coming after us … Continue reading

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Starvation and famine in our future?

To listen to and read many pundits, you might think so. Although I disagree, there are serious problems with the food supply around that world. Deutche Welle had an article a few months back, about the rise in food prices, … Continue reading

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Contra government – makes more sense?

Years ago, Ronald Reagan (not exactly a libertarian hero, I admit) said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.” Everything we see in this messed-up world today proves … Continue reading

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Drought, wildfire and the American dream

Drought and wildfires are constantly with us. This summer and fall are expected to be particularly bad for both according to many forecasters and predictions. Some areas are hard hit, and some have been very bad in the past. Now, … Continue reading

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Stupid government – phobias and bans

Stupidity to the point of insanity is increasingly a “occupational disease” of politicians – especially those elected to state legislatures.  Consider this. It is not a joke from the Onion or the Babylon Bee. It is Oregon House Bill 3305: … Continue reading

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Are we there yet? 2020 election farce over?

Heard it from Fox News later this afternoon, after a day of teaching safety and health for miners: “Former President Trump was acquitted in an unprecedented second impeachment trial on the charge of inciting an insurrection for the Jan. 6 … Continue reading

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Peak oil or peak stupidity?

A few weeks ago, an apparently popular survivalist website, oriented towards city-dwellers, told its readers that “Peak Oil Is Already Here: What It Means for Civilization (urbansurvivalsite.com)” In part they claimed: “peak oil isn’t about running out of oil. It’s … Continue reading

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Galloping insanity in States run by the enemies of liberty

I was shocked to read this today, at first: A WA teacher’s union president says reopening schools is an example of “white supremacy,” concern over a child’s mental health or suicide risk is “white privilege,” and [the] push to reopen … Continue reading

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What gives? Vaccination rates

This data is from the 5th – a few days old now, but it raises some serious questions. Under Operation WARP SPEED, the military is responsible for delivering vaccines, but it is local, often private, health care providers that actually … Continue reading

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