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08 February 2011 - First they searched the Arabs…
Dan Roentsch shared this video from reason.tv today, about asserting your rights to refuse consent for a police search. I find myself incredibly (using that word in it’s true meaning) frustrated with the excessively large portion of my countrymen who believe that broad search powers are warranted "if you’ve got nothing to hide". As mentioned […]
11 December 2009 - Universal health maintenance a responsibility?
I have to admit that I’ve fallen out of touch with the state of the healthcare debate going on in Congress, and the votes. I found it so difficult to get past rhetoric and to facts, that it feels like I’ve been left entirely out of the debate. I’d love to discuss the merits, but […]
03 May 2009 - Sustaining the Unsustainable – Student Loan Debt
When you take some time to think about the mortgage crisis that’s helped turn our markets to mud, it seems to come down to overpaying for things without a well-reasoned calculation of risk. Until about a month ago, I lived in Greenwich Village in New York, and walked by New York University’s buildings each day. […]
10 November 2008 - Pragmatism, idealism, and scalability
One of the more difficult truths I’ve come to realize lately is that the type of idealism that I have, which tends toward the libertarian, simply doesn’t scale to the places the human population is going. As global population increases, and global demand for resources at least keeps pace, we’ll have so many more quarrels […]
25 July 2008 - What really chaps my ass about the “mortgage crisis”
With this whole “mortgage crisis” where people are finding out that they screwed themselves by borrowing too much money, and then want the government to bail them out… Excuse me… I didn’t get in on the action because I had the sense to know that the risk involved with my buying a house would be […]
20 September 2007 - The Canadian Horseman of the Apocalypse
The dollar also fell against other currencies, reaching parity with the Canadian dollar for the first time since November 1976. One U.S. dollar now buys one Canadian dollar. [link] AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH! Looks like we’re going to hell on a toboggan instead of a handbasket. Pretty soon, Canadians will be able to make fun of us for […]
18 September 2007 - Secret Canadian Invasion Plans
Just re-sharing something I said on IRC… <nevdull> Canada was developed to try to teach us how to be nice. <nevdull> They started out with a whole bunch of *really nice* people, then sprinkled in some Frenchies to temper them a bit… we would have resisted the attack if it were pure niceness.
28 August 2007 - No, eVoting is not as simple as ATMs…
I’m sick of reading how people think that if we can trust ATMs with our dough, electronic voting machines should be just as easy… If you believe that, you’re missing a huge aspect of voting… ATMs are accountable, but not anonymous. Voting machines need to be both. And it’s a lot harder to maintain accountability […]
14 August 2007 - Kenneth Foster’s about to be executed… for driving.
I was directed this evening to this article about Kenneth Foster, who’s about to be executed in Texas within the next three weeks. Michael LaHood was shot and killed not by Foster, but by Mauriceo Brown, who was a passenger in Foster’s car. Section 7.02 of the Texas Penal Code outlines the following: A person […]
05 February 2007 - Giuliani Candidacy a Problem for Republicans?
I’ve read mounds about a possible Giuliani run for president, and I’m not really sure what to think of it. I’ve only come to live in New York City after he was gone, but I think the city is better for having had him. I’ve come to the conclusion that the Republican Party could really […]