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Chasing Jennifer

One of my regular blog reads is Ravings of a Feral Genius where Jennifer Abel rants about libertarian topics. Jennifer’s a writer by trade, not just by virtue of having a blog, which means she gets paid and published in real publications, the most prominent of which is probably her column in the Guardian. This […]

Weyland-Yutani Startup?

Could we be seeing the start of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation? A new space startup company, Planetary Resources, claims they “will overlay two critical sectors — space exploration and natural resources“. That sounds like space mining! And it’s not just a bunch of nuts I’ve never heard of backing this idea. The investors include Ross Perot Jr., Google co-founder […]

More TSA Metastasis

One of the things Kip Hawley left out of his explanation of why the TSA sucks is the TSA’s infestation of other forms of transportation, such as the one described in this press release from the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority: In an unprecedented approach that involved four law enforcement agencies – including federal agents – […]

Former TSA Head Admits the TSA Sucks

According to Kip Hawley the TSA’s airport security system is broken: Airport security in America is broken. I should know. For 3½ years–from my confirmation in July 2005 to President Barack Obama’s inauguration in January 2009–I served as the head of the Transportation Security Administration. You know what Kip? Fuck you. You’re part of the […]

In Which John Derbyshire Explains Black People

Wow, it looks like somebody hacked into John Derbyshire’s email and sent one of his publishing outlets something that would make him look a racist asshole. I mean, would even a jerk like Derbyshire really write shit like this? (10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally. (10b) Stay out of heavily black […]

A One-Two-Punch Against Free Speech

[WARNING: This post is part of an April Fools Day prank. The Arizona bill is real, but the bill by Senator Lieberman is completely fictional. Eric Turkewitz was the ring leader for this event, and he has the wrap-up. The short version is that no one bit who should have known better.] This weekend we’re […]