This is the transcript of a speech given at the December 1987 Future of Freedom Conference held at the Pacifica Hotel in Culver City, California. http://www.lneilsmith.org/utopian.html Unanimous Consent and the Utopian Vision, by L. Neil Smith Unanimous Consent and the … Continue reading ?
Everybody (including me) likes to keep beating the Markell administration (and the legislature that let it happen) over the head about Fisker.But by the time that the News Journal gets involved, you have to know that the story is finally...Show More Summary
The Vermont House has just passed a GMO labeling bill by a heavy majority: 99-42.This basically represents a state choosing to nullify the Monsanto Protection Act [assuming the Vermont Senate also passes it and the Governor signs it]...Show More Summary
Except, of course, that the source is Wired: The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system. Show More Summary
Writing in spiked! recently, barrister Barbara Hewson suggests that the age of consent for sexual activity should be restored to its pre-1885 position of 13. Reducing the age of consent to 13 for all sexual acts would bring the UK … Continue reading ?
I really should do a coordinated piece on this, but times are full of lots of stuff, and so I offer just a few observations:1. Higher EducationYou can really tell who owns the General Assembly here. According to the proposed increases...Show More Summary
by Dick Puddlecote http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DickPuddlecote/~3/cjaWWIbnjcg/the-creatures-outside-looked-from-pig.html The Creatures Outside Looked From Pig To Man, And From Man To Pig … Busy in Puddlecoteville again, and likely will be for the next few days. However, after yesterday’s revelation that Labour despise the working … Continue reading ?
US citizens prohibited from even handling scientific manuscripts originating in Iran.Sort of a governmental form of Sha'ria law: Major scientific journal publisher Reed Elsevier and others are vowing to obey thelatest US sanctions against Iran in their day-to-day operations, implementing bizarre policies aimed at following the letter of the law. Show More Summary
by Professor John Kersey The Daily Mail reports that solicitor Danielle Morris has been fined £2,500 and ordered to pay £5,250 in costs by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority on a charge of racial and religious discrimination. A previous complaint against … Continue reading ?
Libertarian Party members have long complained that voters don't appreciate that LP candidates are smarter, wiser, and more competent than are their Demopublican rivals -- if only voters gave the LP a chance!But LP members have longShow More Summary
That's right: 86 of the 166 prisoners at Gitmo have been officially cleared for release because the US government now admits they have no connection to terrorism, but they continue to be held because our leaders can't figure out howShow More Summary
So the State Department is attempting to suppress the blueprints for 3-D printable firearms...You can hold any opinion you like about the propriety or morality of spreading the information about how to create your own weapons via 3-D...Show More Summary
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22478310 10 May 2013 Last updated at 10:18 Note: Do these people really and truly think that an order, even backed by threats of force, can uninvent what is already in the public domain? Does anyone remember the similar fuss, in … Continue reading ?
I'm sometimes as interested in process as I am in the content--can't help it, I'm an academic.Over the past two months we have all watched two major, high-profile fights in the Delaware General Assembly: the first over gun control and...Show More Summary
Reluctantly, I have reached the decision to delete the blog Delaware Politics from my blogroll.As one could certainly tell my decision to retain sites like Libertarian Republican, which is pretty far ideologically removed from me and...Show More Summary
Chuck Mead-e with my daughter Alexis at the Delaware State Fairlast summer collecting signatures for marriage equality
As I wrote in April, the second wave of city formation now infecting Dekalb has a slightly different flavor from the breakaways of the last decade. Druid Hills is now in the game and note who their sponsor is - Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur)...Show More Summary
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185 Working gun made with 3D printer By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service, Texas The BBC’s Rebecca Morelle saw the 3D-printed gun’s first test in Austin, Texas The world’s first gun made with 3D printer technology has been … Continue reading ?
http://c4ss.org/content/18887 Fall Right, Swing Left The following article was written by Roderick T. Long and published on Austro-Athenian Empire, May 15th, 2010. “I don’t try to make you believe something you don’t believe, but to make you do something you … Continue reading ?