Welcome to the land of the awake. We’ve been waiting for you.
 May 22, 2015 at 12:50pm
Libertarianism should be about (drumroll) LIBERTY.
I’m a lot healthier now than I was just a couple or three years ago, because I found marijuana. If I were less libertarian, I’d have remained with my ingrained bias against it to my personal detriment.
 May 22, 2015 at 12:47pm
Should probably get the Nobel Peace Prize while in prison.
 May 22, 2015 at 12:45pm
Flush twice. It’s a long way to the kitchen sink.
May 21, 2015 at 10:57pm
I’ll just practice with a trailer, doing it the old fashioned way, in my vehicle with mechanical linkage between the steering wheel and the tires, and between the gas pedal and the throttle blades. I’m even thinking of installing a BLOS propane mixer on my injected vehicles, and keeping a points distributor handy just in case (think: EMP).
Trucks like this will be junk, unable to be resurrected or made usable, once that steering system is broken or that computer fries. Golly, imagine a hacker with a can-tenna on a freeway. Imagine him hacking into that truck wirelessly and causing it to run off the road. Imagine that the hacker is using a back-door in the car’s firmware that allows the police to commandeer the vehicle and take control of it “to keep the public safe”.
This is a kind of madness.
May 19, 2015 at 11:38pm
Because getting rid of Saddam Hussein has helped to win the battle against evil in Iraq. Because the electricity and running water and rock-n-roll music and girls going to college and stuff … that was MUCH more evil than what happened AFTER Saddam fell.
Look. Hussein was a bad guy. So was Qaddafi. But, guess what? They were the best option those people had, at the time. This much is obvious, based upon what has happened since those people were removed from power. Libya is merely an extension of the Bush doctrine, after all. It was the same game, just carried out on a much-accelerated timescale and with fewer US casualties. A win?
To not admit that we shouldn’t have gone in there in the first place, is a sign of insanity.
May 19, 2015 at 11:34pm
If they do start pulling terroristic stuff like that here, just ask yourself: How did they get here?
You’ll notice that the border was not secure when Obama got into office, either.
Bush was no better than Obama. They are both part of the scheme that will take down America.
But, you know, go ahead and keep pretending Bush should be canonized or something, if that makes you feel better.
May 19, 2015 at 11:27pm
If the Iraqis weren’t willing to step up and defend their own country, and keep peace in their own lands, then why not leave them with their 45535 dangling in the breeze?
Wasn’t this outcome preordained by the courage the Iraqis have shown, regardless of what the United States did or did not do?
I say, give our support to the Kurds. Let them ally with the Armenians, and they’ll take back all of Kurdistan for the Kurds, and put a hurting on the Turks for the Armenians, leaving the Armenians in charge in Turkey. That ought to stir the pot up nicely.
May 19, 2015 at 11:21pm
… because it wasn’t Bush who ordered the troops into Iraq. It was the Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces what done that!
 May 19, 2015 at 3:14pm
Don’t like it?
Change it, or shut the Hell up.
You were a SEAL. You know how to do this.
Elect people who won’t do this. Even better, elect people who wouldn’t put you in this position in the first place.
First of all once a SEAL always a SEAL, secondly the military enforces policy it doesn't make policy, third we voted while I was there but since our voter stations decided to OMIT our vote it didn,t matter, and lastly, the only way to protect our shores is to engage these idiots as far away from CONUS as possible
 May 19, 2015 at 2:14am
These are called The Second Amendment (to help to deter attacks like that here) and Letters of Marque and Reprisal. Offer a billion dollars for the head of Khamenei, and you’d have it by morning.
 May 16, 2015 at 8:56pm
Yeah, but if you spent the time pounding fence posts that you spent screwing around with a gaming console on a bright, sunny day, you’d have a farm already.
May 16, 2015 at 8:45pm
To peel a clove after it’s been separated from the bulb, SMASH IT WITH THE JAR.
No kidding. My wife showed me that life hack. I use fresh garlic in cooking a lot more, now.
 May 16, 2015 at 8:28pm
Here’s a Liberty Amendment that needs to be put before an Article V Convention:
When deciding matters of Law, the Supreme Court will look FIRST to the Constitution and the original intent and abide the plain language of the document. This alone would stifle abominations like Kelo.
 May 16, 2015 at 8:25pm
I’ve become a little bit of an admirer of Lysander Spooner these days.
Either the Constitution has encouraged the government we have now, or it has been powerless to stop it, so the Constitution seems to be a dead letter.
May 16, 2015 at 8:19pm
May 16, 2015 at 8:18pm
Why trade one tyrant three thousand miles away, for three thousand tyrants one mile away?
May 16, 2015 at 8:02pm
Think about the pollen and so forth that would have been trapped in the soil and the grass and so forth crushed beneath the stones when they fell. Mostly, that stuff stays untouched and in place. An anthropology course I took one time, where we went out on a local dig site and dug up a square of dirt, inch by inch, and recorded bits of charcoal, pottery shards, and so on, was instructive. It is routine to date a find based upon the age of the pollen in the soil surrounding it. The pollen stays in place, and is usually not eaten, but when identified by species, can also tell about the place and time in which the people who used the item lived.
Radio-carbon dating reads the ratio of a specific isotope of carbon versus the form of carbon into which it decomposes, after a fairly finite time. The more of the decay product versus the radioactive carbon, the older the sample.
May 15, 2015 at 2:52am
It’s not portable enough to power our vehicles, however, and until we invent holographic energy storage (a la shipstones), we will not be able to use the power generated by LFTR efficiently for transportation.
The Molten Salt Reactor at Oak Ridge produced up to 7 MW for several years proving the concept. The portability issue might be realistically solved by producing hydrogen gas from water via high-temperature electrolysis using the waste heat and cheap electricity at the LFTR site. There are plenty of potential solutions to portability once safe, clean, cheap, abundant energy is at hand.
May 15, 2015 at 2:47am
(Err… this was supposed to appear AFTER my other reply to my own post…)