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On Robert G. Ingersoll, Liberty, and the Jews

July 30, 2014 1 comment
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Robert G. Ingersoll photo from Wikipedia page

Most people who know me, know that I am a rabid individualist. Nearly every morning for the past 7 months or so I’ve posted a quote of the day through my twitter feed; sometimes it is retweeted, most of the time they are not. Obviously the short ones are more likely to be retweeted. Nevertheless, these quotes (not all I agree with, by the way) are shared because they make me think, and perhaps they will make others think as well – if only for the span of time it takes to glance through a tweet in someone’s feed. Read more…

The TSA Must Be Abolished

April 5, 2012 7 comments

There is no secret that I hate the TSA. I have always hated the TSA. Tom Daschle has a lot to answer for.

Today did nothing to help my impression of the TSA, and in what was a long stream of insanity (ultimately capped by the most inappropriate “bad touching” I’ve ever experienced, I nearly lost it. I was a hair’s breadth of getting myself arrested, as I wanted to take a swing at the agent doing the pat-down.

Warning: the description is brutally honest. Read more…

Security vs. Liberty: The Myth of “Nothing to Hide”

December 21, 2009 2 comments

Originally posted 9/19/2002.

There have been several disturbing polls in the past year that are truly frightening. In them, a trend is emerging: the American citizenry is becoming more and more willing to trade in its precious freedoms (the little that they have) for the perception of security. Read more…

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