Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 10 Feb 2004 13:00:00 GMT
From The Federalist:
"They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right." -- Ronald Reagan
"Collectivism takes on many guises and seldom uses its own real name. Words like 'community' and 'social' soothe us into thinking that collectivist decision-making is somehow higher and nobler than individual or 'selfish' decision-making. But the cold fact is that communities do not make decisions. Individuals who claim to speak for the community impose their decisions on us all. Collectivist dictation can occur from the local level to the international level, and the anointed push it at all levels. They want a bigger role for the UN, for the International Court of Justice at the Hague and for the European Union bureaucrats in Brussels. Anything except individual freedom. ...Maybe we are all destined to give up our freedom to those ruthless enough to take it from us -- or glib enough to soothe us into handing it over to them." -- Doug Bandow

# I held a Kel-Tec SU-16 rifle at B&J Guns last week. Unbelievably lightweight. Very cool. Had I had the $500 they were asking for it (suggested retail price is $640), I would have bought it. They also had a Beretta Cx4 Storm in 9mm, but I wasn't as excited about that; I really like my Kel-Tec Sub2000.

# Kim du Toit - Learning - excerpts from this Thomas E. Ricks piece BugMeNot at the Washington Post including some practical advice for staying alive in Iraq or any other war. [kimdutoit]

# What Really Happened - A Nation Damned - why the United States is damned. [whatreallyhappened]

# What Really Happened - At The Airport - the ordeal of finding the owner of a lost purse at an airport, compliments of the Amerikan Sekurity State. [whatreallyhappened]

If I hadn't been living on an island I think I would have been better off going by train.

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