The Sequester And Chicken Little

Would you like an economic lesson in government spending cuts? Try this exercise. Sit down and plan a trip to Disney World for you and your family. Make a budget of $20,000 to take this trip (never mind that you don’t have that much money to spare, just follow along with me). And then, forget … Read more »

Don’t Relax Just Yet: TSA to Continue X-ray Scanners

If like me, you felt triumphant and relieved when you heard that the TSA is pulling their full-body scanners out of airports, brace yourselves because it’s not over yet. Last week, news reports flooded out, announcing the removal of the controversial x-ray scanners from airports. Many happy readers thought that meant that we were finally … Read more »

Are Smart TV’s Spying on their Owners?

Everyone knows personal privacy from Big Brother is non-existent. However, it may – or may not – surprise you that the latest threat to your privacy may come from your own living room. Discoveries made after the release of Samsung’s new Smart TVs revealed that the integrated webcams and microphones can actually be hacked and … Read more »

Rethinking Pearl Harbor

The following is the foreword to, and complete text of, the Vance Publications reprint of John T. Flynn’s The Truth About Pearl Harbor and The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor, both available together for the first time here as John T. Flynn on Roosevelt and Pearl Harbor. “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which … Read more »

We’re Already Over the “Fiscal Cliff”

Newsflash, folks. We’re already over the so-called “Fiscal Cliff”. As of today it’s been 1,311 days since the Senate has passed a budget. Let’s take a quick refresher course on Government 101. The House originates the budget bills. Once they pass the House, they go on to the Senate. Once passed there, it goes to … Read more »

The Death of the Status Quo – America’s Shared Delusion & How to Resolve It

Good evening everyone – I wanted to start sharing the knowledge that I have gained, and figured a good place to begin would be about the shared delusion we as Americans call the status quo.  This is in my opinion a delusion that America (and possibly other nations) suffer from, and its one we must … Read more »

Goodbye 4th Amendment

How we hardly knew you… This according to Scott Shackford on Reason.com: In 2011, Democratic Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act, which would require authorities and law enforcement to get a search warrant to access private electronic communications. The bill is now finally up for possible vote next week. … Read more »

Where Does Money Come From?

This article was reposted with permission from The Economic Collapse. How is money created?  If you ask average people on the street this question, most of them have absolutely no idea.  This is rather odd, because we all use money constantly.  You would think that it would only be natural for all of us to … Read more »

Who Owns You?

Who owns you? It’s a fairly simple question, and yet, for some it’s difficult to answer. Do you own yourself? Does the State? I just read a piece in the New York Times titled Let’s Draft Our Kids. In it, the author mentions that General Stanley McChrystal has called for the reinstatement of the draft. … Read more »

North Dakota Voters to Vote on Cutting Off the Landlord

Think you own your property? Do you really? Perhaps you’d better think again. If you want proof that you’re merely a renter on your “own property,” try not paying your property taxes this year and watch how quickly “your” property is seized by the State. Anyways, on to the news. It turns out that voters … Read more »

Another childhood dream dies

A federal judges rules in favor of OSHA, upholding a rule preventing trainers from getting into the water with Orca Whales (aka Killer whales). Apparently it is news to the world, except for SeaWorld Management, that swimming and training with KILLER WHALES is dangerous.  OSHA claims that SeaWorld’s management knew how dangerous swimming with killer … Read more »

The Cult of Statism

Today marks the anniversary of the infamous Kent State shootings, which serves as a reminder to all of us that what lies behind any political process: Violence. Did you suddenly decide that you don’t want to pay taxes any more? Even though the IRS maintains that paying income taxes is entirely “voluntary,” should you decide … Read more »