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Archive for July, 2012

The Pentagon Abides: Martial Incompetence and the Extinction of America by Bill Buppert

“Even if we are spared destruction by war, our lives will have to change if we want to save life from self-destruction.”

~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Be happy that the US is spending itself into oblivion on military hardware.  The American military is a colossus in presence, spending and technology and they lack one vital feature, they cannot fight a sustained conflict anywhere.

The spending numbers are deceptive because like all the traditional (more…)


Government is the Engine for Perverse Incentives by Bill Buppert

Manners are the lubricant of civilization and so are incentives.  Incentives, whether good or bad, make the world go ‘round.

When drugs are illegal such as the wide variety of illicit hallucinogens proscribed by the rulers in America, they don’t go away.  Prices rise in the black market attracting guerrilla entrepreneurs who emulate government in their use of violence to deliver goods and services.  After all, the government delivers its goods and service at the point of a gun.  Behind the smiling and beneficent face of Uncle Sam is a (more…)


Dressed for a Funeral by Chris Dates

What to the slave is the 4th of July?”

-Frederick Douglass

I slammed the hood shut on a car I was working on the other day, and something caught my eye. There was a sticker on the windshield that struck me as odd, and immediately I couldn’t help but notice the irony. It was a picture of the Culpeper Minutemen, and the sticker happened to be a county tax sticker.

For those who don’t know what these stickers are, they represent that you have paid the yearly tax on your (more…)


Blind spots in the coverage …

I’m hearing a loud silence on two issues regarding Obama’s medical leviathan.

1)    The Blind Spot for Liberals is the distinction between coverage and care

2)    The Blind Spot for Conservatives is Obama’s ultimate goal

#1 Coverage vs Care

CNN seems to have discovered, for the umpteenth time, that Europeans (more…)