I was having a conversation with a friend about the recent privatization of liquor sales & distribution in Washington. For those who don’t know, it was a power grab led by Costco to convert liquor sales from State control. The State had no profit motive, so it could 1) directly encourage restraint, by restricting locations […]
Hypothesis Every system has an activation, minimum, and maximum input level of materials and energy. Definitions: By system, I mean anything from a lightbulb to the US Interstate; ie any designed or analysable system. By input, I mean those materials and energy necessary for the system’s functioning. By maximum input, I mean that level of input […]
I pledge malfeasance to the Drag of the Divided States of America, and to the Repugnant for which it blands, one Station under Fog, indefensible, with Liberty and Justice for malls.
So this article was sent along to me from a good friend locally. It’s from Market Watch, which is a part of The Wall Street Journal. I wasn’t expecting much expect some tired reformist nonsense, something along the lines of ‘change I can believe in’. Well hey-ho, was I in for a shock. The Eugenicists […]
At long last, Bradley Manning has been charged. It has only taken almost two years, and was more likely resulting from the military’s inability to ‘break’ him by torture into becoming a star ‘witness’ against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. The death penalty is probably still on the table, despite comments to the contrary, if merely […]
As many noteworthy events unfold in these United States and elsewhere (National Defence Authorisation Act, for example), the disconnect between what is perceived important by people, and what is presented as important to people, is increasingly jarring. Calls of ‘censorship’ are growing, and with good reason: The lack of meaningful news, especially from domestic news […]
This essay consolidates several different posts, which can be read via Part 1 of the series. Additionally, I have refined and improved upon these previous writings, so if you read them, please keep in mind they have been superseded. Basic Taxation Taxation has often suffered a rather negative showing in the arena of public opinion. […]