Tag Archives: Stupid government tricks

Suicide of a nation – and a civilization?

The incredible, insane, and hypersonic collapse of Afghanistan and the chaos and stupidity of so many people is on view and has been for a week. Hang on, folks! Things are going to get worse before they get better. As … Continue reading

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Colorado’s collapse – in realtime for your viewing fear

While publishing the homeschooling series (starting here), some other things have come up. Most notably, the rapid collapse of Colorado. As I write this, Interstate Highway 70 has been closed through Glenwood Canyon for THIRTEEN days (29 July through 10 … Continue reading

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The American way? Destroying authoritarian regimes

A question recently asked on a forum went something like this: “Is destroying/destabilizing the central government the American way of freeing citizens from their authoritarian regime?” The questioner was a bit sarcastic: “After all, having no central government and being … Continue reading

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… on our knees before our “betters”

Municipal and county officials are often incredibly arrogant. For every customer service representative or equipment operator or even police officer who is friendly, helpful, courteous and encouraging? There seem to be two or three who are arrogant, condescending, sniffing out … Continue reading

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Crumbling and collapsing

The recent tragic collapse of the apartment tower in Florida reminds us that life is fleeting and man’s creations are generally pretty-short-lived. But the physical collapse and the death toll (expected to be near 200, I understand) is really minor, … Continue reading

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Second class citizens

“Some animals are more equal than others.” A fact of life, not just George Orwell’s fiction (and “how-to manual”) 1984. Which is why I perked up at the Police Tribune article. An nazgul appeals panel decided 2 to 1 that … Continue reading

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Doomed? American cities (2nd try!)

Note: For some reason the WordPress editor has totally glitched and the first attempt, published at noon today (12JUL21) was totally botched up. So here is another try. Readers of this commentary know we here at TPOL are NOT lovers … Continue reading

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The incredible ability of government to lose money

Ronald Reagan once said, “If it moves, tax it, if it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it!” I thought of that quote last week when I read that California is offering a cool $100 million to rescue its struggling legal marijuana industry, in … Continue reading

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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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