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Secret demands

“Court Rules Facebook Can’t Challenge Demands for User Data (and Can’t Tell Users)”

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See truth with your own eyes

r/libertarian vs r/socialism

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I agree

Anything government touches turns to crap. Good thing government won't touch liberty with a 10-foot pole!
     — Kent McManigal, "Diversity"

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Real & impossible rights

American women enjoy rights that are impossible for other women in much of the World.

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Legal theft

Civil asset forfeiture is a national problem, and a big one. In 2014, for the first time in recorded history, police in the United States seized more money and property through civil asset forfeiture than all burglars and thieves combined. Making matters worse, civil asset forfeiture has been known to disproportionately impact African Americans and Latinos, creating significant barriers to opportunity in their communities. According to a study in Oklahoma, nearly two thirds of seizures come from racial minorities, representing a significant disparity.
     — Payton Alexander, Maine is poised to make it a lot harder for police to steal your stuff

Emphasis added. H/T reddit

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Repeal Obamacare with just one sentence

Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.
     — U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks, Rep. Mo Brooks files bill to repeal Obamacare
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NeoNotes - The screws

Almost nobody bothers to ask if the screws should exist in the first place.

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NeoNotes - Make Your Choice

Are people better if they are more free or more controlled?

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NeoNotes - Free markets mean liberty

With government interference, one side exploits the others.

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Signs

We pagans have become the worst that we saw in the People of the Book.

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Damn it

The problem is government

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NeoNotes - Pardon…

It would not honor my faith, and it dishonors the Divine as I perceive it. It would require me to break oaths & promises that are at least as important to me as yours are to you.

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NeoNotes - Harder and harder

Which means under the 10th Amendment, Obamacare is illegal.

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NeoNotes: Taking on the alt-right

You don't have the might of the state on your side.

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Compromising elections

I've been poking around and I have a new theory.

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NeoNotes - Liberty should be the goal

We need solutions that don't exile people politically.

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“The Racist Roots of Gun Control” by Clayton E. Cramer

This overlooked 1995 classic reminds us about freedom

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Penn & Teller on flag burning

Freedom to offend

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“Minimum Wage Laws Are Racist”

“There's No Other Way to Say It: Minimum Wage Laws Are Racist"

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Uncle Sam says Stop Being Afraid

“You're Americans First"

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Mixing science and politics

“The Real War on Science”

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Not quite the hate

“Hate Crimes, Hoaxes, and Hyperbole”

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“Scrooge McDuck and Money”

Animated classic from 1967 shows the evolution and role of money in society. Money is only useful if it circulates.

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“Make Mine Freedom (1948)”

Animated classic from 1948 shows the politics of disunity

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“The Nature of Liberty” by H.L. Mencken

H.L. Mencken is always worth your time.

This version is from Prejudices: Third Series (1922)

For length reasons, this entry has it's own page.

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NeoNotes - Government doesn't compete

There's no incentive to make it better

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CGP Grey on the Electoral College

“The Trouble with the Electoral College”

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NeoNotes - Analysis

The last couple of days I've been analyzing both parties and their leadership.

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Unholy alliance

Her politics don't allow for dissent.

That tells me more than I need to know.
     — NeoWayland

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Undocumented means illegal

We can argue whether the law is morally right or not.

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Tiny houses banned

“Tiny Homes Banned in U.S. at Increasing Rate as Govt Criminalizes Sustainable Living”

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“Not Yours to Give” by James J. Bethune

This classic 1867 piece has lessons for today.

For length reasons, this entry has it's own page.

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Sometimes the police are not your friends

The parents were acting to protect their daughter, and discipline her, if necessary. The police were trying to build a case for a criminal prosecution. Those objectives were irreconcilable, which is why the parents should have either refused all cooperation, or insisted on being accompanied by an attorney during their meeting with the police.
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NeoNotes - People. Are. Pissed. Off.

People had their trust stolen and now they are almost ready to smash.

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Same as 2004

…this same thing was happening against Republicans leading up to the 2004 election UPDATED

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UK economy grows after Brexit

UK economy grows 0.5% in three months after Brexit vote


The article is boring, but the headline sums it up nicely.

Economies grow when government interference is reduced.

Governments can’t negotiate free trade.


Just remember those.

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Borrowed strength

Trump’s strength is not because of Trump

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Four amendments

There are some ideas I have been playing with the last few years or so

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NeoNotes - College & university

Once upon a time, going to college or a university was about learning new ideas AND working out for yourself what ideas were practical and which ideas you could use to make your life better in society.

Real revolutions are rare and don't usually work.

Real change comes because someone worked out a better way and didn't have to force everyone else to accept it.

Thus endeth the sermon.

I need some biscuits and honey.

NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.

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The Collapse of The American Dream Explained in Animation

I don't agree with everything here, but you should definately watch.

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“You Are Not Alone” by Bill Whittle

This essay isn't mine and I do not have permission to quote it, much less post it.

But you should read the whole thing.

For length reasons, this entry has it's own page.

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Political discussion

I believe that we need to have our thoughts and ideas tested.

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Flag in my yard

The Scouts do it for all the national hollidays

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Ejecting

Whittle's was the only essay I used

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Apple patented blocking smartphone cameras

Sometimes the oddest things can have the strangest consequences.

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About that Brexit thing

Looks like they made the right choice. And Cameron resigned.

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Rainbow arms

Maybe it's not about making Americans safer.

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Brexit

Because I think it’s vital that you are able to vote out a government.
     — Natalie Solent, Quick arguments for voting Leave

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DOJ delays Apple case

The FBI was fighting a PR war

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Rebellion rumbles

There's only one question left

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John Oliver speaks on encryption

Too good to skip

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The FBI demands you sacrifice privacy

He didn't talk about rights

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The FBI wants your iPhone

The FBI and the DoJ don't believe the U.S. Constitution applies

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NeoNotes - On Liberty

the ORIGINAL NeoNotes™

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Apple stands for rights

The FBI won’t stop at one iPhone.

The FedGovs won’t stop at ten thousand smart phones.

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Not all feminists…

Certainly not all women are like that. What we have is a very small group that wants political power and public validation in the worst way. Yes, it’s another case of Those Who Want To Be Noticed.



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Bill of Rights Day

Today is Bill of Rights Day, the most important American holiday that you’ve never heard of.

Think about it. Without the Bill of Rights, without the fundamental protection of individual liberty, the Constitution isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.

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This looks promising

I stumbled across a very interesting looking website.

No Compulsion. Where Islamic Tyranny Meets Liberty.

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What strategy?

No, I don’t think it’s the best solution.

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So Why Not Impeach?

No, I am not exagerating.

Although the Imperious Leader does.

When he isn’t lying.

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The weak, the poor, the minority…

We’re so conditioned to expect the government to “save us” that we overlook government oppressing us.

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Decreed

The Imperious Leader literally decreed that non-profits must contribute to green technologies.

What happens when they don’t?

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Slow down the fast track

The Imperious Leader expects the American people to swallow the shit to get the good parts.

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Dancing grannies demand freedom

The official titles don’t matter, aunts and grandmothers hold a community together.

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Liberty Beats "Internet Freedom"

Watch this great video

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If government doesn't trust you…

The only reason government has powers is to protect your rights.

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The last, best hope

I’ve called the internet the last, best hope for humankind.

Yes, I caged the line from Babylon 5. It’s still true though.

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from crux #2 - defining liberty

It’s not a right unless the other guy has it too.

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FedGovs go after the internet

There’s a secret plan.

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Drones

If the drone flies over your property, can you shoot it down?

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Going after the cash

Follow the money

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Isn't this racist?

Why don’t liberals get the blame for their words and actions?

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Would you live in tyranny?

“Papers, please”

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Pocketing climate change

It only takes a simple program and a scientific calculator to show the holes in the climate change models

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Tyranny of the 16th

Repeal the Sixteenth Amendment

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The Return of Real ID

In Washington there are no bad ideas, just zombie ideas that keep getting resurrected.

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The Doctrine, the Dogma, the Ideal

I do dissent

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Greener than thou

Power to control

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Choose your right

I believe that economics and morality should be based in free choice.

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Less

Less government means more freedom

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The default SHOULD be None of the Above

All your life, you’ve been taught that SOME government is better than NO government.

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Bad press

Bad press! Naughty press!
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Practical Election Reform

With the election just days away, some people are talking reform. Read More...
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More inclusive

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from crux #4 - The U.S. is not a "Christian nation"

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Public Health Crisis

Did the FedGovs mess with immigration to create a public health crisis? Read More...
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Sex and crimes

Another slippery slope and the people who get crushed Read More...
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A Pagan looks at the "War Against Christians"

Some people are deliberately confusing the issues to advance their beliefs

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Blogs and information channels

Bloggers can be legitimate journalists too

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Private sector or public sector?

The public sector isn't free
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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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Camps update

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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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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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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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The devil is in the details

The delayed examination of why Real ID threatens freedom 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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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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Rulers and Masters

Daniel Webster on those who want to rule Read More...
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True Believer Rant

My take on true believers of all stripes.

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