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Tom Bowler
Nashua, New Hampshire
As a pragmatic libertarian, I believe that government's most important duty is to protect the constitutional rights of the individual.
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In my high school and college days I was an avid Miles Davis fan, and then later on, from hearing his work in the Miles Davis Quintet, I became a big Herbie Hancock fan. The story Hancock tells in this... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Libertarian Leanings
I had to chuckle at this headline: Trump: Socialist Promises ‘Seductive,’ but Would Send Country ‘Down the Tubes’ Well, isn't that the point of socialism nowadays? The destruction of America?
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2019 on Brexit: Endgame! at JustOneMinute
So sorry to hear of Frau's passing. The sad news just keeps coming. Daddy, Pagar, and now Frau.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2019 on Brexit: Endgame! at JustOneMinute
So sorry to hear of Frau's passing. The sad news just keeps coming. Daddy, Pagar, and now Frau.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2019 on Run Beto Run! at JustOneMinute
So sorry to hear of Pagar's passing. Condolences to his family and friends.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2019 on Run Beto Run! at JustOneMinute
I should say, "misguided social engineering."
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2019 on In Memoriam at JustOneMinute
All of this educational "reimagining" is very upsetting. It goes to show you what damage rich guys can do with their foundations. Foundations are the spawn of the income tax and the IRS, MM. There is so much that is evil about the tax code. It lends itself to all manner of social engineering, much of it at the instigation of foundations.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2019 on In Memoriam at JustOneMinute
A fine tribute to daddy, TM. Thank you for creating a place where we could get to know him.
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2019 on In Memoriam at JustOneMinute
Tom Bowler is now following daddy
Mar 9, 2019
Howard Schultz @HowardSchultz 22m If even a successful businessman and entrepreneur like Governor Hickenlooper can't openly support capitalism in the Democratic primary, it's clear this is Senator Sanders' party now. Posted by: henry | March 08, 2019 at 02:30 PM I suppose the logical explanation for Hickenlooper's being a Democrat, instead of a Republican, is the successful branding of the Republican party as racist. Maybe it will become apparent soon, which party is the real party of racism and bigotry. After all, the Democrats have been doing a bang up job of exposing themselves lately. How the hell can anybody miss it?
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2019 on All Hate Matters at JustOneMinute
From Miss M's link above: Babiš is a businessman who ran on the slogan "Make the Czech Republic great again." He too faces a witch hunt into his business practices because politicians have no inkling of how a business operates. Any time a businessman beats them, they start these investigations. We have seen it in Argentina, Brazil Chile, Italy, and elsewhere as the various swamps fight back against the outsider. I have to chuckle. Since politicians depend on bribery (legalized or not) for their fortunes, their investigations must be to insure that their opponents bribery comes only from approved sources.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2019 on All Hate Matters at JustOneMinute
Exactly, Ext.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2019 on The Center-Left Flees The Field at JustOneMinute
From rse's link: Climate change is about how people consume energy, which we all do in one way or another 24/7. The problem is us, and that means we must also be part of the solution. We can’t say that experts, maybe the government, will take care of everything. Silver buckshot added to silver bullets—every tool in the tool box, a big bag of human changes—might. [...] How do we overcome these hardwired instincts? That’s a question more behavioral scientists—in academia, industry, and in the realm of policy—need to put at the top of their agenda, working to formulate concrete, practical ideas for policymakers to put into action. Answers (and hope) will come from groups working across disciplines who can show us the way from our unsustainable behavior today to an existence that’s viable for generations to come. Yes, we deplorables must be shown "the way from our unsustainable behavior today to an existence that’s viable for generations to come." If ever there was confirmation that climate change is the heavy artillery in the war on capitalism, and therefore the war on liberty! Here's the clincher: Ruth Greenspan Bell is an expert in governance issues inherent in managing greenhouse gas emissions, domestically and internationally. With Elke Weber of Princeton, she leads a program to harvest insights from behavioral science research for re-motivating how humans engage with energy. She is a long-standing member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The author is not a climate scientist. Her expertise is in the use of climate science in the formulation of government policy, and more importantly, of international policy. Let me just go out on a limb here and suggest that, internationally oriented though she may be, the author is not aiming her intellectual artillery at China.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2019 on The Center-Left Flees The Field at JustOneMinute
Thanks, JimmyK. I will.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2019 on The Center-Left Flees The Field at JustOneMinute
As I read about daddy's recent meetups in NYC with Peter, Jim NJ, and JimmyK, I thought how nice it would be to join in on one of those meetups. After all, I'm not that far from New York. Next time, I thought. How very sad to hear of his sudden passing. Condolences to his family and friends. I'll miss reading about his travels.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2019 on The Center-Left Flees The Field at JustOneMinute
Jane, You're already a member. Here's the URL https://www.facebook.com/groups/608445655858581/
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2019 on The Center-Left Flees The Field at JustOneMinute
Henry, isn't it hilarious to see the Democrats develop this sudden reverence for the rule of law and assimilation. I'm trying to imagine Beinart writing this and keeping a straight face: The next Democratic presidential candidate should say again and again that because Americans are one people, who must abide by one law, his or her goal is to reduce America’s undocumented population to zero. Translation: The next candidate can say that again and again because the smart folks, like Beinart, know it's only campaign talk. Pap for the dummies and deplorables.
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2019 on The Center-Left Flees The Field at JustOneMinute
Gasp! Melting Pot? Assimilation? What will Democrats pretend to believe in next!?!?
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2019 on The Center-Left Flees The Field at JustOneMinute
Thanks, Henry. OL, based on the rise and popularity of Bernie Sanders and Occasional Cortex there are quite a few out there who do think 2+2=5.
Megan McArdle notes that since the US isn't really the problem (Spoiler - look to China and India), decarbonizing the US won't be the main solution. Well, decarbonizing the US might be the solution... if the main problem is something other than the futile fight against climate change. But then, what might the main problem be? Enemies of America learned well the lessons of World War I and World War II. That is, America could mobilize for war and field a virtually indomitable army faster than anybody could imagine. How did we do that? Our capitalist free market economy made it possible for us to do that. How does anybody defeat that? In order to defeat the industrial might of America, enemies must attack America's traditions of liberty and capitalism. As we all know, the unintended consequences of liberty are great wealth and power, and so liberty must be defeated. Decarbonizing the US in the name of climate change is one of many solutions aimed at solving that problem.
Becapitated, Pin?
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2019 on Big Day at JustOneMinute
You can't spell "Iditarod" without "Idiot". Not sure what I'm supposed to do with the leftover 'a','r','d', though. Posted by: Dave (in MA) | February 22, 2019 at 02:00 PM Coin a new word! Idiotard!
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2019 on Another Day Slipping Away at JustOneMinute
Sorry for your loss, James D.
TomB, I too must apologize for all the flatlanders from MA invading your great state... Live Free Or Die Posted by: Rocco | February 10, 2019 at 09:13 PM Thanks Rocco, but I'm an invader myself. From CT, which I've since discovered is not considered a true part of New England by the rest of New England. More like a suburb of New York.
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2019 on Sunday Morning at JustOneMinute
LOL, Rich 5:42 PM!!
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2019 on Sunday Morning at JustOneMinute