“The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both.” — Milton Friedman

Felix Baumgartner’s Record Jump From 128,000 Feet

This was first posted on October 16, 2012: I watched the record-breaking jump of Felix Baumgartner from 128,000 feet Sunday on the Velocity channel. Eight...

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Criticizing Judges — You can do it but….you just have to be careful — UPDATED

The update at the end of this post links to a critique of a judge who relied on his politics to ignore the law. It...

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Black bears are not dangerous — Except when they are

First published July 10, 2017: Bear Bites Teen At Colorado Camp, Attacks On The Rise With 100 ‘Conflict Situations’ Reported In 1 Week. A teen staffer...

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The False Promise of “Free Stuff”

TANSTAAFL! There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch from “The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress” — Robert Heinlein. Heinlein used that phrase to emphasize...

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History of Feminism — 1848 to Today

The history of feminism is shown in the various stages and shades it has taken since the concept was first born in Seneca Falls, New...

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The Wake Up Call of Getting Old

When I was in my thirty-somethings I wondered why old people were falling and getting injured all the time. Why don’t they look where they’re...

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Fidel Castro’s Firing Squads, Atrocities and Crimes

This will make you wonder what Obama would have hoped to become if he were able to stay in office. I don’t believe Hillary is...

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Guns dangerous? Gun Ignorance is dangerous.

Ryan J. Reilly writes for the Huffington Puffington Post. This sort of thing prompted Sean Davis to write: Unfortunately, Reilly is hardly alone in his...

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Reflections on my visit to Masada in 2002

Top of Masada, 2002. You can see the Dead Sea in the background. The Israeli flag is planted roughly at sea level, Dead Sea is...

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Drivers, Analyticals, Amiables, Expressives

These four words, drivers, analyticals, amiables, expressives, supposedly describe personality types, temperament, disposition, communication style, personal markers of one’s ways of interacting with others and/or...

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George Washington’s Magnificent Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport, Rhode Island, 18 August, 1790

Today is Washington’s birthday. He was born 288 years ago today. He great letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport, rhode Island is great way...

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Little Mikey Bloombird making deals with China that hurt the American people

Newt Gingrich explains that by Super Tuesday we’ll see how big a threat Bloomberg is to America

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