Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Humpday Humor: Adam Carolla, Joe Rogan talking TSA

Does the TSA treat you like an adult?  Adam Carolla's take...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Putting a Face to Murder Victims in Pakistan

How will U.S. military drone pilots react when they see this through their video feed?

Can Art Save Lives? -AFP Photo has details of Pakistani artists who have plastered fields with giant posters of drone murder victims*.  Their hope is to "create empathy and introspective" among the drone pilots.  If art can save lives then these artists deserve a peace prize.      

*In the past decade 2,300 Pakistani's have been killed by U.S. drones.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lewis Black " Taxed Beyond Belief "

It's April 15th and the great Lewis Black is "Taxed Beyond Belief"...

Does Nevada Qualify as a State?

Are the Western States Free?

The U.S. federal government claims ownership of 28% of the United States.  Besides Alaska the state with the most federal land is Nevada (57 million acres).  The feds claim they own 81% of the real estate in Nevada.

Considering that only one-fifth of Nevada is not owned by the feds should we even consider it a free state?    

"By the Authority Vested in Me by This Robe"

What's In a Robe?

Hilary Clinton appears to have answered "yes" to my poll "Do Black Robes Grant Authority?".  

Last week she said ""With the rate the Supreme Court is going, there will only be three or four people in the whole country that have to finance our entire political system by the time they are done".

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cattle Ranchers or the BLM?

Land Management Done Right
ABC News is reporting a peaceful end to the face-off between Cliven Bundy and people calling themselves the "Bureau of Land Management".  In response to Bundy's refusal to pay cattle grazing fees ABC states:
The federal government had countered that Bundy "owes the American people in excess of $1 million " in unpaid grazing fees and "refuses to abide by the law of land"... 
ABC or the feds will not provide details as to what "American people" means or where we can locate the "law of land".

If by "American people" they refer to the people who live in the United States then Bundy owes each person less than one cent.  Are you worked up because a cattle rancher in Nevada did not pay you 1/3 of a penny?  

Even if you are keen on collecting that penny from Bundy I ask what is the origin of the obligation that this rancher has to you?  Do you have a contract signed by you and Bundy agreeing to terms? Without a contract no sane jury would rule in your favor and demand that he pay you that penny.

Of course the BLM is justifying their harsh collection tactics by propagandizing the public that these ranchers are ripping you off for millions.  The reality is that cattle ranchers provide people with readily available, cost-effective food.  

What does the BLM provide you with?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Economic Freedom for Food Trucks?

David Lazarus issues a warning about food truck safety in the Los Angeles Times:
If you dine alfresco in L.A. County, you're taking your chances.
Lazarus has spotted a problem.  A couple bought hot dogs from a food truck and came down with stomach issues.

That's two people with stomach problems.

How many food trucks are there in Los Angeles? 3,200.    

Thankfully Lazarus has found a solution to this perceived problem.  It has something to do with the people calling themselves "Department of Public Health" increasing the number of food inspections.

Alas, Mr. Lazarus himself admits that these very same people are part of a "bureaucratic kudzu".

Why would he have faith in them to break out of their messy bureaucracy and become the market leader in food safety inspections?