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Q: What Is The Difference Between RiffTrax And Psychological Torture In A North Korean Prison Camp A: Nothing

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 18, 2017

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DANGER! DANGER!

The material we discuss is often not cheerful. This gets tiresome. This posting is unfortunately along those lines. We were invited to view a film not knowing the format. Being the Whovians that we are, we were expecting to see the 1983 20th anniversary BBC Doctor Who special The Five Doctors as a normal theater experience. Enter RiffTrax.

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CNN Calls Anyone Who Disagrees With Them a Fascist | Armstrong Economics

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 18, 2017

I just had a conversation with a friend regarding labels, what they mean and the people that USE them.  CNN is a good illustration.

Labels like alt this, hate crime that are used to make others think the purveyors of such terms know what they are talking and are therefore actually doing something.

When a vote counting prosecutor says I am treating this murder as a hate crime what does that really mean? Does it mean other murders will get put on the back burner. Is my getting murdered more of a crime than you getting murdered? If you or I are a member of the oppressed group du jour, then yes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t Like Public Monuments?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 18, 2017

Sell the monuments, let them be displayed on private property

As with most things, the government should get out of the monument business.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/08/ryan-mcmaken/dont-like-public-monuments/

https://mises.org/blog/privatize-public-monuments

Thus, in a sense, when approaching the problem of government monuments and memorials, we encounter the same problem we have with public schools. Whose values are going to be pushed, preserved, and exalted? And, who’s going to be forced to pay for it?

This problem is further complicated by the fact that these views change over time. Read the rest of this entry »

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IS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CENSORING A NEW BOOK ON GOVERNMENT TORTURE?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 17, 2017

http://www.newsweek.com/torture-cia-mark-fallon-trump-george-w-bush-barack-obama-pentagon-enhanced-651120

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This GOING TO the beating err…interrogation. Imagine the scene on the way back to the cell.

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Suing the NY Times – All The Lies That Fit

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 17, 2017

George Will had a good review of Sam Tanenhaus’ Whittaker Chambers biography. It is a marvelous book. I had respect for Tanenhaus, until I got to know him.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/08/walter-e-block/suing-libelous-ny-times/

I did a series of interviews with Sam Tanenhaus a journalist of this “newspaper of record,” who was asking me what libertarianism was all about (his goal, I later learned, silly me, was to besmirch this philosophy, and me, so that he could undermine the then presidential candidacy of Rand Paul). Read the rest of this entry »

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Fact vs. Fiction

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 17, 2017

Just remember there is only one side to every story.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/08/jack-kerwick/fact-vs-fiction/

First, while there were indeed some self-styled neo-Nazis that were present among the rally’s attendees, they were, by all appearances, a tiny minority.  And they constituted a far smaller fraction of the totality of the group than, say, that which on multiple occasions comprised the totality of Black Lives Matter demonstrators that marched through busy city streets shouting such murderous slogans as, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” and “Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon!” Read the rest of this entry »

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Pardon the Bundy Family and their Supporters

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 17, 2017

Government by the government and for the government – Especially if you are a Senator or Senator’s son.

https://stonecoldtruth.com/pardon-the-bundy-family-and-their-supporters/

The fact that the Bundy family would not leave their ancestral land helped cause the Reid-Chinese solar deal to fall apart, which incensed Senator “Pinky” Reid, who then determined to use the full might and force of Federal Law Enforcement to bring terror down upon the Bundy Family’s heads

Here we have the BLM, the EPA, and the FBI threatening death, stealing land by fiat, and slaughtering livestock while laughing about it. We have allowed our public servants to become modern-day robbers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Genderless Babies

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 16, 2017

So, what gender do you feel like today? There are a lot to choose from.

https://www.caseyresearch.com/doug-casey-genderless-babies/https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/08/no_author/genderless-babies/

This whole multi-gender, sex change and whatever trend is just one subset of the worms eating away at the culture. It’s why primitive and authoritarian forces like Islam are on the rise. They’re retrogressive, and repugnant to anyone that believes in Western values. But they offer certainty about what’s right and wrong, proper and improper. And—sad to say—the average person may be so degraded that he’ll choose that over the uncertainty presented by personal freedom and responsibility. It’s a pity. Many, or even most, of the people in the West are renouncing personal freedom and responsibility—even denying the reality of being born a boy or a girl—and substituting them with floating abstractions.

You see, the baby was born “outside the medical system” to a nonbinary, transgender parent…and did not undergo the traditional genital inspection after birth. Here’s why the child’s parent wanted it this way: Read the rest of this entry »

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The Guy Who Invented Those Annoying Password Rules Now Regrets Wasting Your Time

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 15, 2017

There should be a national ‘Bill Burr Honesty After Safely Pensioned From My Government Job Day’.

http://gizmodo.com/the-guy-who-invented-those-annoying-password-rules-now-1797643987

We’ve all been forced to do it: create a password with at least so many characters, so many numbers, so many special characters, and maybe an uppercase letter. Guess what? The guy who invented these standards nearly 15 years ago now admits that they’re basically useless. He is also very sorry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Military Control of the Civilian: It’s Opposite Day in America

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 15, 2017

http://original.antiwar.com/William_Astore/2017/08/14/military-control-civilian-opposite-day-america/

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for Americans to recall that civilian leaders are supposed to command and control the military, not vice-versa. Consider an article posted yesterday at Newsweek with the title, TRUMP’S GENERALS CAN SAVE THE WORLD FROM WAR – AND STOP THE CRAZY. The article extols the virtues of “Trump’s generals”: James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, John Kelly as White House Chief of Staff, and H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser. The article presents them as the adults in the room, the voices of calm and reason, a moderating force on a bombastic and bellicose president. Read the rest of this entry »

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