Archive for Big Brother

IMF Plans for a Global Currency?

Michael McKay showed me a rather alarming paper from the IMF [.pdf]. (Thanks to Floy Lilley for finding the online version; McKay said it had been yanked from the place he originally got it.) I don’t have time to do a full analysis anytime soon, so I wanted to at least get this out into […]

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The Policeman Is Not Your Friend, v. 304

Wow, David Kramer finds another one. In a lot of the examples of bully cops, there is something that the person did to “ask for it.” For example, the guy who got detained for hours crossing the US/Canadian border: Sure, that shouldn’t have happened, but he didn’t need to get sarcastic with the border agent. […]

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Manning Didn’t Understand the Rules of the Game

Glenn Greenwald comments on the government’s formal charges against accused WikiLeaks informant Bradley Manning: The 22-year-old whistle-blower faces 52 years in prison….I just wanted to review the contemporary rules governing the Rule of Law in the U.S.: * If you torture people or eavesdrop on Americans without the warrants required by the criminal law, you receive Look-Forward Imperial Immunity. […]

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Someone New on My Radar

I’m not sure if he wanted to remain anonymous, but someone emailed me this guy’s keynote address at a conference for bloggers. The only vetting I did was to check Wikipedia to make sure this guy is who the video says he is. Anyway, I watched the 11-minute collage below. The guy is a former […]

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Carlin and Hicks

Whoa I’ve never heard this particular Hicks routine. Some kids at the Des Moines C4L event know that after I get two drinks in me, my views are quite similar. (Careful some naughty words sprinkled throughout this. HT2 LRC.)

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Road to Serfdom

I’m not naming names, but some people lately have been questioning whether we’re on the road to serfdom. Apropos of that, is this article right? Does this bill really give Obama the authority to shut down the Internet for 4 months? And even if so, what exactly does that mean? I realize trusting Free Advice […]

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The Policeman Is Not Your Friend

This is so absurd, I didn’t link it at first. I thought I must be missing something. But now we have more of the details, and it seems this really happened… I’m not going to bother summarizing. Just follow the link to Will Grigg’s blog post summarizing the elderly women–confined to their beds–that were tasered […]

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More “Funny” Frankness From the Government

HT2 Alex Tabarrok. This is apparently real (as the message at the end suggests).

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