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Mass murder on the West Coast

One journalist's take on a recent incident out here in the West.

QOTD - Security

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of humankind as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all.

Helen Keller

Kalifornia Recall

Speaking of Arnold, the recall movement in California is moving forward, and seems to have enough petition signatures to get the recall on the ballot. Current polls indicate about 60% of registered voters want the Govenor removed from office. Gov. Gray Davis is the poster child for anarchy, hell even total chaos might be preferable to a Davis government. He is a corrupt, lying, parasitic, ... well let's just say he is a politician's politician. The only reason he was re-elected was that the Republocrats (or was it the Demicans? Read more »

Movie Review: <i>T3</i>

I told you 'I'd be back' - The Terminator


Seems Judgement Day was only delayed by the Conners in T2. The machines do rise, and two more Terminators are sent back to either kill or save the Important people. Read more »

What's happening in Iraq?

I keep hearing different things about what is really happening in Iraq.
This USAToday story would seem to indicate that all is chaos and criminals run rampant. Meanwhile, this Reuters story indicates that things are going great in Iraq. Read more »

Sabine Herold - Classical Liberal!

wfra04.jpegI will let Sabine say where she stands. This bit of English commentary by Sabine says all that needs to be said. My favorite lines: Read more »


This is an interesting article about the potential for abuse of technology, in this case GPS and radio. The authors mention the potential for abuse by governments, but seem more intent on the abuse by individuals and the 'cure' being implemented by governments. In a Rothbardian free society the potential for abuse would be extremely small.

Schools of economic theory

Brian takes me to task for using the term "neo-classical" when I more properly meant Keynesian/Monetarist. A quick double check with the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics shows that neo-classical is correct but a bit vague. Since I am on this subject I thought it might be worthwhile to look at the various schools of economic thought and make a few comments about each. Read more »

Cheap money

Water, water everywhere

and all the boards did shrink,

Water, water everywhere

nor any drop to drink

- Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In this case money, money everywhere and the economy did shrink. Inflation is a powerful drug and Alan Greenspan and the rest of our masters are serious addicts. The party is over. We are feeling the hangover. It will be a bit before we can party, or even function normally again. Read more »

Comments about Kerry's remark

I do not know which scares me more, Kerry's remark about Bush's agenda being extreme libertarianism or the comments about it. Brad S. has this to say in Hit &Run:

The rational position is that Social Security should be done away with so that employees and employers alike can take the % of salary that had been going to Social Security and turn it into a 401-k contribution.

David\'s Bio

Born just 11 months prior to Armstrong's small step, I grew up with the promise of being able to live in space. I always said I wanted to be an astronaut when I grow up. Dammit, thirty some years later it's time for me to grow up! I'm working on that goal by founding Masten Space Systems, Inc. Read more »