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Thomas Knapp
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From 1999: The Other House on Garibaldi Street
Some pieces age better than others. Unfortunately, the evil-doer featured in this one -- originally published in 1999 at the now-defunct SpinTech web zine -- died of natural causes before she could be brought to justice. And it was written before I went ful...
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A Second Application of an Important Truth
L. Neil Smith: "[T]he one and only reason politicians, bureaucrats, and policemen want to take your weapons away from you is so that they can do things to you that they couldn't do if you still had your weapons." Me: "The one and only reason politicians, bu...
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Um, No
Nobody who pays attention to trivia like relationships within the anarchist and libertarian movements will mistake me for a fan of William Gillis or vice versa. In my opinion he's either one of the dumbest guys on the planet or an infiltrator/agent provocat...
Um, No
Um, No
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The Population of Newnan, Georgia is Somewhere Around 35,000
One group of enemies of freedom -- likely a few dozen racist idiots -- intends to hold a rally there on April 21st. I'll be greatly surprised if they number as many as 1% of the town's population. I'm more concerned by the size and agenda of another group o...
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The Missing Element in the "Doubling Every Day" Story
You've probably heard the old legend about the invention of chess: A king was so impressed with it that he offered its inventor anything he wanted, and the inventor said he wanted a grain of wheat on one square of the board, doubled on the second square, an...
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Understanding the Problem
I've been (alliteration alert!) commenting on the cluelessness of congresscritters concerning Facebook a bit. Christopher Burg has as well . Reading his comments finally switched on the light bulb in my head that should have been burning bright the whole ti...
Understanding the Problem
Understanding the Problem
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Donald Hohenzitler?
Wilhelm Hohenzollern II let himself believe that Russia wouldn't go to war for Serbia, that Belgium wouldn't go to war for its neutrality, and that England wouldn't go to war for France, and we got World War One. Adolf Hitler let himself believe that France...
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Donald Hohenzitler?
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Two Things About Zuckerberg's Testimony
Thing One Several times (to the best of my recollection) during yesterday's Senate hearings, Senators asked Mark Zuckerberg questions pertaining to how Facebook sells user data to advertisers. Each time, Zuckerberg was very careful to include in his answer ...
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Word PSA
Over the last few months, I've noticed a trend on e.g. talk radio. Many people are beginning every (or nearly every) answer to any (or almost any) question with the word "so." Q: What's your name? A: So, it's Bob. Q: What do you do for a living? A: So, I am...
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Word PSA
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Everything You Need to Know About the Coming US Strike on Syria
“The Constitution vests the power of declaring War with Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject, and authorised such a measure.” —George Washington — Justin Amash (...
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