Digital Demon Announced in Paris

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 22 Nov 2003 13:00:00 GMT
From smith2004:
"We've got to believe in free will, we've got no choice." -- Isaac Bashevis Singer

From root:

"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country." -- E. M. Forster

Pat Oliphant via Marc Brands Liberty - Which Is the Worse Addiction - cartoon commentary on the return of Rush Limbaugh. Hehe. [smith2004]

Edgar J. Steele - On A Mission from God - Mr. Steele received a phone call from God last week. Really. The God. A wonderful phone call. God told him to tell the truth. And he did.

David R. Henderson at - How a Law is Made: A Real-World Lesson in Civics - to create affordable housing, create more expensive housing. This causes the rich to move to the expensive housing, and everyone else to shift up, leaving more open cheap housing that already exists, but was formerly occupied. But try to explain that to a politician who is invested in the idea of creating low-cost housing. [trt-ny]

Robin Palmer at The Barre-Montpelier (Vermont) Times Argus - Former professor argues it's time to leave the Union - Thomas Naylor says that Vermont should secede from the union. [claire]

Naylor is soft-spoken and polite. A former university professor, he exhibits obvious intelligence. He's also kind, a proud father and, well, rather likable.

But Naylor insists he's serious when he says Vermont should secede from the United States and become a republic. He's founded a political movement, the Second Vermont Republic, to do just that, and now he's published his book on the subject: The Vermont Manifesto.

In it, Naylor lays out the state's attributes -- its beauty, lack of commercialization, independence. And he proposes Vermont not only retain those characteristics through secession, but that the tiny northern state be an example to the rest of a nation caught up in money, power, greed and fears of terrorism.

"The United States needs a different metaphor," he says, "and we're offering ourselves as that metaphor."

Edgar J. Steele - Nightmare on Elm Street - I'm no expert on the JFK murder, but Mr. Steele raises some flags.

Mike Cumpston at GunBlast - Right to Carry - An Overview - a fairly good view of the advent and current status of licensed concealed carry. I, of course, believe state-mandated licensing to be a crime, a direct violation of the unalienable civil, Constitutional, and human right of every man, woman, and responsible child to obtain, own, and carry, openly or concealed, any weapon -- rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything -- any time, any place, without asking anyone's permission. [gunblast]

Claire Wolfe - VeriPay implanted chip for buying and selling - introduced yesterday in Paris, an implantable chip to identify human beasts. They'll have to catch me and strap me down to put one of these in my body. And I will cut it out the minute I have a chance. Then I will hunt them down, and kill them. Slowly. Of course it won't happen that way. Life will just become increasingly difficult if you're not chipped. Bastards. [claire]

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