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Lenore Skenazy

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When people ask, "Where did helicopter parenting (and helicopter policing of parents) come from?" I try to explain that part of the problem is this:

The More We Supervise Our Kids, the More We Believe They Need Constant Supervision. 

http://bit.ly/1D42t1b
One of the reasons many of us end up supervising our kids so much today is that when we DO watch our kids' every messy interaction, we see so much more than our own parents ever saw, and are shocked and dismayed. So we stay closer to monitor more, which means we see MORE frustrating-but-normal ...
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I'm a helicopter parent. I like to fly helicopters while my son plays in the woods.
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VIDEO: Libertarianism For The Average Joe
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How do we sell libertarianism to the average Joe?
If we want to spread libertarianism to these people, we need to speak about the real and concrete benefits liberty can offer them...
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+Song Bird "We just need to present to them how free markets work better" for poor people than a socialist welfare state does.

I think libertarians probably show up to local charities more often than conservatives or liberals do.  Perhaps we just need to identify ourselves better while doing so.
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The latest bright idea of the medical-political complex is a national pharmacare program. Here are my thoughts :

http://thelibertarianforum.blogspot.ca/2015/03/free-drugs-for-all.html
The incremental socialists are at it again.  Their target this time? A national pharmacare system. As Eric Hoskins, health minister in the Wynne government asked why should the poor have to choose between food and medicine? D...
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Fantastic comments, some LOLs on "Gov't Saves 140,000 Kids from...One Faulty Zipper"

(Favorite: "If zipper-pull is choking hazard...what is the government doing about baby teeth???") 

Reason

http://bit.ly/1xgYLL7
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Arrest is a strange response.
The woman says her twin daughters just get sick often.
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Allballz

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This is regards to +Reason s recent Facebook regarding Ms Moskowitz. 
We’re not back in medieval England, but you’d never know it from Democrats in the New York Assembly who have targeted Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz with a new piece of legislation. For much of ...
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Lenore Skenazy

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Worst Super Bowl ad? My comments, & the already infamous Nationwide ad itself. 

(And not to be paranoid, but when the kid goes flying, does he or does he not look suspiciously like the kid on the cover of my book?) 

http://bit.ly/1DmQvMY
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Why you should join in criticizing Chris Kyle.
There's a hero's story sweeping the hearts and minds of America. The legend of a righteous warrior who piled enemy bodies high. A marksman whose heroism saw no equal. The legend of Chris Kyle. A legend that we must crush. To be honest, I don't really care either way about Chris Kyle.
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It's insane, but hardly surprising. I'm glad that, finally, we're seeing some more pushback.
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Todd Walton

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The lawsuit against the Commission on Presidential Debates is moving forward!

Plaintiffs
2012 Libertarian presidential and vice-presidential nominees Gov. Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray (Ret.), Green Party nominees Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, those candidates’ campaign organizations, and both the Libertarian and Green national parties, have been named as plaintiffs to a lawsuit challenging the Commission on Presidential Debates and its use of selection criteria that limit participation in general election presidential debates to the Republican and Democratic nominees.

Legal Team
The plaintiffs will be represented by Rocky Anderson, former Salt Lake City mayor, 2012 Justice Party presidential nominee, and respected public interest attorney, and Bruce Fein, a nationally-known constitutional lawyer who served as Associate Deputy Attorney General and General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission under President Reagan.
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Someone should sue in the name of humanity that all of these "debates" be cancelled.  Pollution control...that sort of thing.
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Don't worry Reason, this ain't about you.
Have you had your fill of some heavy handed "libertarian" moderators on google plus.  Tired of getting a nastygram whenever you try to post on something labeled "Libertarian".  Tired of having some little pencil necked pipsqueak that probably wasn't alive when you voted Paul/Marrou in '88 try to tell you what is and what is not Libertarian? Have you noticed "Libertarian" moderators tend to be arrogant, self important, jerks who think they are better than you?
 Welcome!
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Song about certain "Libertarian" moderators, elsewhere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdDoFQK4Rrs
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Should libertarians attack culture, or is government our only enemy?
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The government we have is indeed one of the manifestations of modern culture. So the obvious answer is, Yes! Of course!
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Chip Oclassen

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Anti Gun ad.
THE HEAVENS—Calling it a careless mistake that was thankfully less serious than it could have been, the Lord God, Maker of Heaven and Earth, admitted Tuesday that He accidentally shot Himself in the thigh while cleaning His Beretta 9 mm semiautomati...
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Meh. The Onion stopped being funny for me 3 or 4 years ago.
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"Tell the Parents of a MISSING CHILD that You Believe In Letting Kids Walk to School!" 

And my response: 

 http://bit.ly/1DCwwOz
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Heh. I've known parents of a missing child, and they didn't seem to be more intense or paranoid than other parents. But I can't imagine (nor do I want to) the depth of what they did feel.
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Using 'verbal violence' to force your views on others is totalitarian and against the principles of liberty and free speech.
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Dave Barry says: "Mad Men (& Women) Made Great Parents!" 

A toast to non-helicopter parents! 

http://bit.ly/1FaTc7Q
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Lenore Skenazy

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Super Safe Playground Surfaces Still Not Safe Enough for Fans of More Regulations. 

My piece, at Reason.com.

http://bit.ly/1M3LRJe
New regulations proposed to make squishy soft playground surfaces even softer.
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Anyone talking about a fiscal crisis at the federal level in the U.S. has absolutely no clue how the monetary system works (contrary to what you have heard from the mass media and politicians, our grand children and grand grand children have nothing to fear, they'll do just fine).

It sadden me to see so many libertarians drinking the fiscal crisis cool-aid. 
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+Lason Strike Krugman also said the way out of our financial and economic malaise would be an alien invasion. 
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Zachary Young

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Way to many didn't use the correct approach.
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Mathieu Frigon

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It is unfortunate that so many libertarians (which emphasises free minds and free thoughts in my view) have blindly followed the market prognostications of dogma-filled autrian economist ideoglogues à la Rick Santelli and Peter Schiff.
There is an inherent contradiction between being libertarian and blindly following a dogma such as the Austrian school of economics and listenning to its ideologue spokepersons.

Austrians Schools followers have missed the rallye in the bond market, missed the rallye in the stock market and they are about to miss the rallye in the U.S. dollar.  It is no small irony that the person chiefly responsible for their financial ruin is Mr Market. 

In this video, Austrian school Rick Santelli looks totally bush-league compared to Steve Liesman. It leaves me to wonder why anyone would listen to his advice in the first place. 
 
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+Ken Costantino And the more they spend to put off austerity, the harder it will crash. Just like Greece.
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