Wednesday, April 27, 2011


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MarmaladeINFP said something I thought was profound.

There can be state socialism just as there can be state capitalism.
There can be anarcho-capitalism just as there can be anarcho-socialism.
Many anarcho-capitalists identify socialism as statism.
Many anarcho-socialists identify capitalism as statism.
Statism is statism no matter what ideological rhetoric is used to justify it, rightly or wrongly.
Anarchism is anarchism no matter what ideological rhetoric is used to justify it, rightly or wrongly.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Regulation Hurts Regular Folk, Helps Rich People

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This is what government regulation does: It hurts small businesses and consumers for the benefit of a few powerful players at the top.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Decent Cop

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Decent cops are more rare than unicorns.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Czech President Steals Pen

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All politicians, no matter how rich, have kleptomania.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fukushima: Inadvertent Criticality

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In layman's terms, at least one of the reactors at Fukushima is still experiencing some degree of a nuclear chain reaction.

Newly released TEPCO data provides evidence of periodic chain reaction at Fukushima Unit 1 from Fairewinds Associates on Vimeo.

The State Is Not Great: How Government Poisons Everything

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Jacob Spinney explains why the state is not great. The video is long, but the material is great quality. I also love how the title of his video is a play on the title of a Christopher Hitchens' book.

Monday, April 4, 2011

NHS: Where Even the Insiders Die on Waiting Lists

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A former NHS director has died after spending 9 months on a medical waiting list. Let nobody say that the NHS gives unequal treatment to Britons. Here is irrefutable proof that all NHS victims customers are given equally shitty service:

A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation - at her own hospital.

Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for a follow-up stomach operation at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex.