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That time of year again

Certain fundamentalists trot out the scare tactics again Read More...
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Blogs and information channels

Bloggers can be legitimate journalists too

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Are blogs protected by the First Admendment?

Do Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech apply to websites?
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“Why does Sunrise, Florida have it's own SWAT Team?”

The Anthony Diotaiuto killing Read More...
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Judging a book by it's cover

Pagan and magick books do not a terrorist make
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Private sector or public sector?

The public sector isn't free
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Your tax dollars at work

The Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Read More...
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Victims and paying for bad choices

How a benevolent and socially progressive government drags people down

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Individual or collectivist?

Is the society or culture more important than the individual?
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Liberty, the internet, and the free market

The last, best hope for freedom Read More...
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Dreaming of liberty

The things that made me a libertarian Read More...
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Same thing only better with new management

Looks like it is the GOP's turn to celebrate Big Government solutions
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Camps update

News about Camp Williams in Utah Read More...
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Another camp for "detainees?"

A Utah camp for New Orleans refugees seems to be more like a POW camp

UPDATED TO ADD: Much of the information in the original piece was either a misunderstanding or an exaggeration. This is from before I routinely fact checked. - NW
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“Welcome to Krakow”

A blog with a first hand look at one of the Katrina refugee camps

UPDATED TO ADD: Much of the information in the original piece was either a misunderstanding or an exaggeration. This is from before I routinely fact checked. - NW
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Should we waste money from your pocket or mine?

Waiting to be saved Read More...
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Law for the little guy

The real problem with "progressive" laws Read More...
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Global Warming

Because of the G8 summit, here are a few of my thoughts on global warming

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Christian America Redux - The Ten Commandments Controversy

Was the United States really founded as a Christian nation? Read More...
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And justice for all?

What does the call for a "progressive judge" on the United States Supreme Court really mean? Read More...
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Who decides?

Does the common good come at the expense of the individual? Read More...
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Why I MARGINALLY prefer conservatives over liberals

Given a choice, I'd rather not deal the fanatic versions of either. There really should be more libertarians in the world, but I can't force that choice on any one. Read More...
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Some things I have learned

"Lessons" I don't agree with from a progressive list Read More...
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Dwight D. Eisenhower on human rights abuses

This is a page from the original version of Pagan Vigil. There are some formatting differences.

Originally published at www.paganvigil.com/C149884619/E668386334

Dwight D. Eisenhower on human rights abuses


This is awfully familiar. The U.S. has been accused of human rights abuses before

As usual, individuals with no responsibility in the matter, their humanitarian impulses outraged by conditions that were frequently beyond help, began carrying to America tales of indifference, negligence, and callousness on the part of the troops.  Generally these stories were lies.  The thousands of men assigned to the job of rescuing the DPs and organizing relief for them were Americans.  They were given every facility and assistance the Army could provide, and they were genuinely concerned in doing their utmost for these unfortunate of the earth.  But because perfection could not be achieved some so-called investigators saw a golden chance for personal publicity.  They did so at the expense of great numbers of Americans who labored night and day to alleviate the average lot of people who had suffered so much that they seemed at times beyond suffering.
	— General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe

Hat tip to William Katz at FrontPageMagazine.com


Posted: Mon - June 13, 2005 at 05:48 AM

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FAQ - KYFHO: Keep Your Freakin' Hands OFF!

Guess which word the popular version uses. It is not Freakin'

A work in progress. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Presumed guilty until proven innocent

Today accusations are more important than evidence Read More...
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The many headed hydra of the government

Despite the "push for impeachment," it is not one individual or party we should be worried about Read More...
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John Kerry on Iraq

What changed? Read More...
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Fresh meat or dry bone shards?

Does the secret Downing Street memo really tell us anything new? Read More...
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Public School Monopoly

Complaints show that public schools are insulated from the forces that would force improvement Read More...
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The devil is in the details

The delayed examination of why Real ID threatens freedom Read More...
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Edward Kennedy on filibusters

Did you hear what you thought you heard? Read More...
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Faith worthy of freedom

The only worthy faiths and beliefs are those freely chosen

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Freedom of speech

Some people want freedom without accepting responsibility Read More...
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Ferris Bueller on beliefs

'Isms' are not good Read More...
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Competition

Competition breeds progress and encourages honesty Read More...
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A Pagan looks at "Christian America" - Updated

Once again, news stories about meeting prayers and the Ten Commandments are making the rounds. Here's what a real Pagan thinks.

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Question Authority

Newsweek sort of admits that they ran a false story that resulted in riots and at least a dozen deaths. Read More...
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Original Pagan•Vigil FAQ

Just the FAQs about my Vigil

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Happy Towel Day!

Douglas Adams Passing Day

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Rulers and Masters

This is a page from the original version of Pagan Vigil. There are some formatting differences.

Originally published at www.paganvigil.com/C149884619/E916169645

Rulers and Masters

Daniel Webster on those who want to rule

In every generation there are those who want to rule well - but they mean to rule. They promise to be good masters - but they mean to be masters.
     — Daniel Webster

And of course, they only promise to do it for "your own good."


Posted: Mon - May 9, 2005 at 09:15 PM

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True Believer Rant

My take on true believers of all stripes.

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