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Power Grab? Not if we define and regulate it...

The FCC sneaks in the back door on the cable companies

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That time of year again

Certain fundamentalists trot out the scare tactics again

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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

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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

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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

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Dreaming of liberty

The things that made me a libertarian

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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

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Lego learns from the free market

The toy manufacturer was caught by surprise at user's ingenuity

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The market provides what is in demand

Those aren't union members on the picket line

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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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Another from the global warming front

A new study blames global warming, but provides almost no information

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Alternatives to statism

Now that government has failed, what next?

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Should we waste money from your pocket or mine?

Waiting to be saved

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Ozone levels are falling

The EPA says that cap-and-trade helped make it possible

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The Nannystate rides again!

It's for your own good!

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Modern liberals are not the same as classic liberals

A pet peeve

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Law for the little guy

The real problem with "progressive" laws

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Does NeoWayland have any relationship to the word neoconservative?

Quick answer to an interesting question

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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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That's Show Biz

A few thoughts on the big summer films and declining box office revenues

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Christian America Redux - The Ten Commandments Controversy

Was the United States really founded as a Christian nation?

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And justice for all?

What does the call for a "progressive judge" on the United States Supreme Court really mean?

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Who decides?

Does the common good come at the expense of the individual?

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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.

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Some things I have learned

"Lessons" I don't agree with from a progressive list

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Dwight D. Eisenhower on human rights abuses

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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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Microsoft agrees, "democracy" is forbidden in China

Microsoft's new Chinese web portal censor's words like "freedom" and "democracy"

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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

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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

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John Kerry on Iraq

What changed?

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Fresh meat or dry bone shards?

Does the secret Downing Street memo really tell us anything new?

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Public School Monopoly

Complaints show that public schools are insulated from the forces that would force improvement

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The devil is in the details

The delayed examination of why Real ID threatens freedom

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Competition Redux

Computer security expert switches his company from Windows to Macintosh

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Edward Kennedy on filibusters

Did you hear what you thought you heard?

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Faith worthy of freedom

The only worthy faiths and beliefs are those freely chosen

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Ferris Bueller on beliefs

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Ferris Bueller on beliefs

'Isms' are not good

It's not that I condone fascism....or any 'ism' for that matter.  'Isms' in my opinion are not good.  A person should not believe in an 'ism', they should believe in themselves.  I quote John Lennon, 'I don't believe in Beatles...I just believe in me.'  A good point there.  After all, he was the walrus.  I could be the walrus, I'd still have to bum rides off of people!
      Ferris Bueller's Day Off

One of the great all time arguments against isms of any kind.

Posted: Sat - May 21, 2005 at 02:45 PM

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Competition

Competition breeds progress and encourages honesty

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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

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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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Free Markets vs Corporations

Radley Balko makes a better case for free markets

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Rulers and Masters

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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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