When most of us think of weapons of mass destruction, we think of nuclear bombs, or nerve gas, or biological agents. Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with using a WMD after he and his brother allegedly detonated a bomb made from a pressure cooker. How is this possible? Well, as is often the case, the common sense definition and the legal definition are not the same. The "legal definition" smacks of "Thought Crime" to me. To my mind, if you kill a bunch of people, it doesn't matter what weapon you used. it's the results which count....Read more »
A Texas man says he and his partner were together for 34 years but his partner’s sister has now forced them apart, taken their home, and his partner’s finances — and done it legally because they weren’t married. For the last six years his partner, Jim, who is older, suffered from Alzheimer’s. Jim’s estranged sister, Lon Watts writes on Facebook, was able to take their home and Jim’s finances through the courts by filing for guardianship — despite Lon having power of attorney.Read more »
‘I’M GOING TO GRAB YOUR BABY, AND DON’T RESIST’: COPS BARGE INTO CALIF. PARENTS’ HOME, TAKE THEIR BABY AFTER THEY SEEK 2ND MEDICAL OPINION — AND IT’S ON VIDEORead more »
The Porcupine Freedom Festival, commonly known as PorcFest, is the Free State Project’s flagship annual summer gathering. This year’s PorcFest 10th Anniversary celebration will be held in Lancaster, NH, from June 17 - 23, 2013.
On Friday, June 21, Lew Rockwell will deliver a one-hour keynote entitled Our Job as Libertarians. This will be his first PorcFest speaking engagement.
“I am very excited to be part of Porcfest,” Rockwell notes. “It is one of the great libertarian events, and it's in my favorite state.”Read more »
John Kohler is a gardening celebrity on YouTube and his "GrowingYourGreens.com" shows are played so often in our house I SWORE I'd seen him on TV... but I guess I was mistaken. Still, he is so well-known for his work encouraging people to grow their own food that I'm sure his neighbors know he's not growing pot in his bathroom.Read more »
“We will be going to space at the end of this year,” Mr. Branson said in a telephone interview after the test flight over Mojave, Calif. Or, he added, possibly in the first quarter of next year. He and his children are to be passengers on that first flight.Read more »
A 65 year-old Wisconsin man who once testified before State Legislators that he received personal visions and messages from God is being prosecuted by the federal government and faces life in prison. Ralph W. Lang, who was arrested in 2011 for plotting to kill abortion doctors at Planned Parenthood, has been re-indicted by the Federal Government.Read more »
"The Army is on record saying we do not require any additional M1A2s," Davis Welch, deputy director of the Army budget office, said this month. Sean Kennedy, director of research for the nonpartisan Citizens Against Government Waste, said Congress should listen when one of the military services says no to more quipment.
"When an institution as risk averse as the Defense Department says they have enough tanks, we can probably believe them," Kennedy said.
There seems to be this pervasive belief in the US that we can invade, bomb, drone, kill, occupy, and tyrannize whomever we want, and that they will never respond. That isn't how human affairs function and it never has been. If you believe all that militarism and aggression are justified, then fine: make that argument. But don't walk around acting surprised and bewildered and confounded (why do they hate us??) when violence is brought to US soil as well.Read more »
With the announcement that a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (drone) command center will open at the Horsham Air Guard Base (located in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania) in October local activists from all parts of the political spectrum came together and swung into action. On April 27, 2013 about one hundred protesters marched to the base's main gate and held a rally they called Drone Free Horsham.Read more »
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