Venice! + A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries…


No, No, No

I did it all wrong. It is just a week before Christmas, and Sunday Songs have been entirely lacking in Christmas & winter spirit. I’m the worst ever. Let’s fix that… Nobody can’t not hate this song: Not Christmas, just winter and grunge: My favorite Christmas song! (no, not this rendition, but GET THIS CD):…


Sunday Song

Cage the Elephant – Shake Me Down

The blog will be picking up soon, and big changes are coming to it in the next week or two. Stay tuned!

Losing My Shit

Tell me if this dead horse is still worth beating… Of course it is, because no one seems to give it more than a moment’s thought. [Edit: Aaaaaaand today is the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Irony, anyone?] The indefinite detention bill that is set to be signed into law has barely been…


In Pursuit of Virtue – December Edition

There is a huge folder of links sitting on my desktop, many of which I would like to comment on in individual posts. Unfortunately, I am too busy, so I will let you sift through them and see what you think is relevant… Newt Gingrich is not a good person. He did take a pledge…



As the police state grows along the paradigm of terrorism, it is also gaining ground on intellectual property “rights” granted by the state. I have discussed it before here (see the tag “IP”), but intellectual property such as copyright and patent law are not true property rights, as they involve what technology has rendered to…