When someone makes a bizarre accusation against you (e.g., "You're a racist"), the best response is "You've made an accusation against me. What are your reasons for believing it?" That will make a dishonest accuser look ridiculous, and it can resolve misunderstandings if the accuser believed someone else's lies. #ltod
"U.S. attorney general William Barr has said consumers should accept the risks that encryption backdoors pose to their personal cybersecurity to ensure law enforcement can access encrypted communications." 🙄 https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/23/william-barr-consumers-security-risks-backdoors/
The Supreme Court said that states can tax businesses outside their boundaries. New Hampshire is fighting that as hard as it can. Even Democrats are supporting this fight. https://www.nhpr.org/post/bipartisan-bill-against-internet-sales-tax-now-nh-law#stream/0
If strangers ask snoopy questions about your neighbors, say, "Sorry, I don't know." https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/trump-says-immigration-raids-coming-fairly-soon-idUSKCN1U1003
Government propaganda tries to recast Independence Day as a "birthday" and distract us with government-run fireworks displays. But surrendering to despair and self-pity is worse than pointless. There are dozens of little acts of defiance we can engage in, reminding ourselves and others that the day celebrates the rejection of an overbearing government.
I just realized today that a Sanders presidency wouldn't just be bad in general; it would pose a major, direct threat to my life. I have Medicare with two private policies to get my coverage up to decent levels. Under Sanders, I'd be stuck with "Medicare for All" and would be forbidden from buying supplementary insurance.
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Idea for a cartoon based on the Oberlin affair: A shoplifter who has just been arrested, shown in profile, with the shape of several stolen objects clearly protruding under his coat as he's yelling, "Profiling!!"
Of course, no one could actually publish this cartoon, since the shoplifter would have to be shown as black, which would make the cartoon automatically "racist."
A fascinating account by Justin Raimondo of his encounter as a teenager with Ayn Rand. https://www.takimag.com/article/ayn_despite_the_randians/https://www.takimag.com/article/ayn_despite_the_randians/
Scroll down to " I had gone down with a couple of friends to hear Rand speak".
A Champion is dead
Justin Raimondo, RIP (1951-2019)
Justin Raimondo's death is a sad loss. https://original.antiwar.com/Antiwar_Staff/2019/06/27/justin-raimondo-rip-1951-2019/
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