Huffington Post George Takei says there’s a not-so-secret mission — or two — behind the bitingly funny videos and Facebook updates which the “Star Trek” legend posts regularly to his 3.5 million Facebook followers, who grow by 40,000 per week. “I think my new image as a comic […]
By David Lightmari High-end rifles in a gun shop in Arizona in 2011 | Will Seberger/MCT More on this Story Story | Newtown massacre may impel states to beef up mental health services Story | Gun debate begins in Congress, but both sides start out far apart By […]
By Legionscatz As someone who has typically placed themselves on the left of the anarchist movement, a common trend I have noticed emerging among my so-called “comrades” is that much of the left’s philosophy is becoming indistinguishable from the socially conservative movements that most anarchists have traditionally opposed. […]
By Becky Kevorkian Despite what they would like you to believe, feminists are not for “equality”, they are for the special interests of women specifically, while ignoring very real instances of inequalities against men. If feminists were truly a group oriented toward supporting equality for all, they would […]
Mac Slavo SHTFPlan.com Leave it to enterprising Americans to always find a loophole in the midst of ever-expanding government regulation. While thousands of Seattle residents lined up for hours to trade their handguns, rifles and family heirlooms away in exchange for up to $200 in gift cards as […]
Huffington Post When a group of young libertarians gathered in Pepperdine last week for a Students for Liberty conference, they probably did not expect to begin their day listening to a speech advocating for greater cooperation between the Liberty and the Occupy Wall Street movements.
From Lingit Latseen On Native America Calling: Gun Control Debate I discussed gun control from a Native American context. This show was hosted by Tara Gatewood with myself, Vince Rinehart, as a guest. It aired live on January 25, 2013. Download the Show Here. For a very brief […]
Dr. Sean Gabb on the intellectual sinkhole of anti-Semitism. This is an ex cathedra statement, not an invitation to debate. It is made in view of certain comments recently posted on this blog. The problem with anti-semitic conspiracy theories is that they involve continuous selection. Therefore, you take […]
Dr. Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance injects some common sense into the issue of drinking and driving. http://www.libertarian.co.uk/multimedia/2013-01-22-sig-drink.mp3 Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance, speaking on BBC Radio 4 on the 22nd January 2013. The excuse for this discussion was a story about an Irish local […]
Russia Today A Florida man has been sentenced to prison — again — for threatening to kill the president of the United States — again. Stephen Espalin says he only made the threat to get free medical care, though, and it wasn’t the first time he tried it […]
Christian Science Monitor Now that the Pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat, does this mean that women could potentially be drafted, too? And as a practical matter: When women turn 18, will they now need to register, as men do, so that they can be […]
By Kirkpatrick Sale Equality is a pernicious and dangerous political policy, but that’s exactly what Obama declared in full voice in his second inaugural speech as the cause and preoccupation of his government for the next four years. He explicitly promised equality for women, gays, illegal immigrants, the […]
By Samuel Goldman Randy Miramontez / Shutterstock.com The last few weeks have seen a number of events related to the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports.
Rasmussenreports.Com Two-out-of-three Americans recognize that their constitutional right to own a gun was intended to ensure their freedom. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults think the purpose of the Second Amendment is to make sure that people are able to protect […]
American Spectator The National Rifle Association is hobbling its own public relations effort by remaining committed to its original Sandy Hook response, namely that an armed guard should be stationed in every school. This view was introduced by Wayne LaPierre at a tone-deaf, now-infamous press conference. That event was […]
By Chris Miles Rand Paul Slams Chris Christie For Being Too Liberal Election 2016 Just Got Under Way The next Republican presidential primary is already heating up. On Friday, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his recent positions — from the Hurricane Sandy […]
By Darian Worden Supporting gun control laws means giving government more credit than it deserves. Government is an institution run and staffed by people with their own interests and personalities. Are they really any smarter, more competent, or less likely to escalate violence than the average person? If […]
By Ali Papademetriou The United States Central Intelligence Agency is expanding its recruits further than ever before. According to NPR as, “part of the CIA’s efforts to diversify its workforce, the spy agency is reaching out to a group that once was unable to get security clearance — […]
Codex Sarepticus on the life and death of a modern-day Prometheus. _______________ Several days ago, Lawrence Lessig, a friend and legal adviser for Aaron Swartz released this statement regarding Aaron’s death (source): (Some will say this is not the time. I disagree. This is the time when every […]
By Kevin Carson From its very beginning, gun control — the attempt to regulate the possession of means of self-defense by the ordinary populace — has been closely associated with class rule and the class state. In early modern England, regulation of firearm ownership was closely intertwined with […]
By Paul Joseph Watson Appearing on Fox News last night in the aftermath of President Obama’s gun control speech, Senator Rand Paul vowed to introduce legislation next week that would torpedo Obama’s attempt to eviscerate the second amendment via a raft of executive orders. Promising to follow the […]
The Black Panthers invade the California State Legislature.
By Thomas Sowell There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds? San Francisco is a classic example of a city unexcelled in its liberalism. But the […]
By Steve Watson Following Oregon Sheriff Tim Mueller’s lead, three more Sheriffs in parts of Oregon announced Wednesday in letters to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that they would refuse to enforce any federal gun laws that are unconstitutional. Crook County Sheriff Jim Hensley told local reporters “I’m […]
By John Derbyshire Some years ago, before I attained wisdom, I got a bit closer than I should have to some problems a friend was having with his wife. After one sensational dust-up that left my pal literally crying in his beer, I urged him to tell me […]
From Takimag. ____________ by Kathy Shaidle I blame the Burning Schoolhouse. Canadians are perversely proud that our most popular backyard firework is unavailable in the United States. More like a science-fair volcano than a proper pyrotechnic, the homely Burning Schoolhouse merely spews a two-foot flame that lasts half […]
From Banoosh The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads: “Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms […]
by Vince Rinehart
In case you haven’t heard, a social movement among Native people has begun in Canada, protesting against the Conservative Government’s budget bill which would cut
From Lingit Latseen by Vince Rinehart Gun control is not for Native people. It is for people who can’t or won’t take on the sacred duty to protect their families, their people, their lands and their way of life. When I was 13 I attended a gathering of […]
Evan McMorris-Santoro TPM Tennessee has emerged this week as a center of the “the answer is more guns in schools” sentiment following the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting. A member of the Republican-controlled legislature plans during its upcoming session to introduce a bill that would allow the state […]
rt.com Mass shooting in Pennsylvania: At least four reported dead (Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar) At least four people are reported dead after a shooter opened fire early Friday in Frankstown Township in Central Pennsylvania.
Stunning NRA Press Conference Blames Shooting On Media, Video Games, Movies And Calls On Congress To Put Cop In Every School
Business Insider In what was a rather stunning, half-hour press conference, the National Rifle Association called on Congress to put armed police officers in every school in America. The highly anticipated press conference came one week after the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., last week. CEO Wayne LaPierre blamed […]
He knows which way the winds are blowing. The Guardian Former presidential candidate – who previously called same-sex marriage ‘pagan behavior’ – says his party needs to change. Gingrich: ‘The reality is going to be that in a number of American states – and it will be more […]
By Chris Uggen I’ve been reluctant to write about the terrible events at Sandy Hook Elementary School because the wounds are still too fresh for any kind of dispassionate analysis. As a social scientist, however, I’m disappointed by the fear-mongering and selective presentations of the research evidence I’ve […]
I’d like to see some data on how immigration rates affect this issue. National Journal Gay rights pioneer Lilli Vincenz, 74 (right) and her partner Nancy Ruth Davis, 75, pose in their Virginia home. One potential complication for President Obama’s embrace of gay marriage is that minority voters […]
It will be interesting to see how the latest school massacre affects this trend regarding gun rights. Pew Research Center Opinions about a pair of contentious social issues, gun control and gay marriage, have changed substantially since previous presidential campaigns. On gun control, Americans have become more conservative; […]
More on the psychological origins of political beliefs: “Other research has found that liberals tend to see moral issues in terms of individual suffering or unfairness, whereas conservatives have more group-level concerns, such as loyalty, patriotism and respect for authority and tradition. Across dozens of countries, liberals are […]
Smoking Pot and Tying the Knot: The Growth of Popular Support for Marijuana Legalization and Gay Marriage
By Jacob Sullum The U.S. Supreme Court agreed for the first time to take on the issue of gay marriage. No matter how it rules in the two cases it will hear next spring, polling data suggest it is only a matter of time before legal recognition of […]
By Vincent Rinehart
If you are ever faced with extreme violence, you will have to make the decision to act.
ocregister.com by SALVADOR HERNANDEZ, MIKE REICHER, SARAH de CRESCENZO, JOSH FRANCIS and KEITH SHARON / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER NEWPORT BEACH Sadness for far away victims turned to up-close terror Saturday evening as shots rang out at Fashion Island, sending holiday shoppers scrambling for their lives.
bigstory.ap.org BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Hours before a gunman opened fire at a Connecticut elementary school, police in Oklahoma arrested a teenager for allegedly plotting to attack his high school and trying to recruit classmates to help him. Police in Bartlesville, a community about 40 miles north of […]
dailydot.com Kevin Collier For the overwhelming majority of Americans, there’s nothing to do in response to the horrific news of a gunman who killed 18 children in a Connecticut elementary school. So, in what’s becoming an emerging trend in response to news of mass shootings, many gun control […]
The Canadian justice system: moralfags extraordinaire! From Reason.org. ______________ This week the trial of Rémy Couture, the Canadian special-effects artist charged with “corrupting morals” by illegally combining sex and gore, began in Montreal. The evidence against him includes two short films depicting the crimes of a necrophiliac serial […]
From the Inferno. ____________ Ostensibly, she’s a horny, hyper-enhanced, insatiable fuckpig, ready to give hummers to all cummers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year, 3 holes per session… …until the director yells “cut”, upon which she reverts to a hollow, empty, used-up […]
Think Progress House GOP Secretly Authorized $500,000 To Defend Unconstitutional Anti-Gay Law By Josh Israel on Dec 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm It has come to light that House Administration Committee Chairman Dan Lungren (R-CA) secretly approved a $500,000 increase to a contract with a private law firm […]
by Rachel Haywire
For a while the Fash have been fighting with the Posh who are generally not very Fash. One might say Fash is a reaction to Posh. Yet every now and then someone comes along who is both Posh and Fash. This person is Fosh.
wired.com Pete Brook There are thousands of gun shows in America each year, but machine gun shows are a rare spectacle. At the two-day hands-on shootfest that is the Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot & Trade Show (OFASTS) exhibitors rent out fully automatic weapons to the public so that they may annihilate refrigerators, ovens […]