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I highly doubt that the science verifying the efficacy of using e-cigarettes as a far more healthy form of ingesting nicotine than traditional cigarettes, and a legitimate means to quit smoking analogs will have any bearing whatsoever on the FDA, which has vowed to hang its looming regulation of the industry on the frame of […]

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How government kills a nascent industry and ensures that small, independent competitors have a massive barrier to entry in to the market: The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While […]

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2014-03-06 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + Education + Firearms
Beyond Parody

Zero tolerance policies and the nomenclature used to enforce them belong in The Onion: Ten-year-old Nathan Entingh doesn’t understand why he got suspended from school for three days. According to his father, Paul Entingh, one moment the boy was “goofing off” with his friends in fifth-grade science class, and the next the teacher was taking […]

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2014-02-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Environment + Science + Teh Science!
95%

When 95% of your models are wrong, it’s time that you revise the theory that drives the models, and it’s time to stop warning about the end of the world with the information you get from the models. Dr. Roy Spencer: I’m seeing a lot of wrangling over the recent (15+ year) pause in global […]

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“Dear beautiful America, please, stop moving Forward.” I now live in Northern California, in the heart of the Bay Area, thousands of miles away from my homeland. And yet the poison of Soviet propaganda seeps through college dorms just as it did in Soviet classrooms. Stop a random youth on the street and you’ll find […]

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2014-01-17 :: madlibertarianguy // Communism + Dumbassery + Environment
Communism

Communism: shitty for people, shitty for the environment. Colin Grabow at The Federalist: In addition to being an advocate for an ideology directly responsible for tens of millions of non-war deaths and untold human misery, Myerson has revealed himself as something of an ignoramus concerning communism’s shocking record on environmental issues. Not only a blight […]

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2014-01-13 :: madlibertarianguy // Constitution + Dumbassery + Government + POTUS + SCOTUS
Hypocrites

Fucking hypocrites all. Canning highlights the willingness with which many on either side change principles based on their preferred outcome. The whole practice of gaveling the Senate to order to prevent recess appointments was a Democratic innovation used expressly to screw over George W. Bush. Back then, Senate Republicans trotted out what came to be […]

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2014-01-06 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Education
Student Loans: A Bad Deal

More evidence of the obvious: that pumping in billions of free and cheap money in to higher education is directly responsible for both the massive collective student debt of over $1T, as well as for the constant rise in tuition rates that are far above inflation. As combined student loan debts balloon to over $1 […]

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2013-04-03 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government
Deja Vu

I get this weird feeling that I’ve seen this before. Wapo: President Obama’s economic advisers and outside experts say the nation’s much-celebrated housing rebound is leaving too many people behind, including young people looking to buy their first homes and individuals with credit records weakened by the recession. In response, administration officials say they are […]

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2011-06-08 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery
SWAT Nonsense

Because without

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The left would be hurling Molotov cocktails nationwide if it had been the Shrub who had ordered attempted an assassination of an American citizen without due process. There would be cries that he’s a war criminal, and that impeachment is necessary in order to protect America. That the president feels he has the authority to […]

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2011-04-28 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery
Unauthorized Weeds

Because without selfless, dedicated public servants to rid us of the scourge of unauthorized weeds, we’ll be just like Somalia.

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2011-04-24 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + Law enforcement + LE
Priorities

So important, ICE agents didn’t even have time to investigate before SWAT teaming a guy with an unprotected wireless network. Yahoo News: People who keep an open wireless router won’t necessarily know when someone else is piggybacking on the signal, which usually reaches 300-400 feet, though a slower connection may be a clue. For the […]

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thenewspaper.com: ACLU learned that the police had acquired the cell phone scanning devices and in August 2008 filed an official request for records on the program, including logs of how the devices were used. The state police responded by saying they would provide the information only in return for a payment of $544,680. The ACLU […]

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2011-04-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education + election
Crocodile Tears

Since SCOTUS ruled last year in Citizens United v Federal Elections Commission, the terminally libertarded have been crying about the corporate takeover of America blah blah blah. Of course it didn’t take long to get proof that all of that crying was no more than crocodile tears. Reason Magazine: Which helps explain why teachers unions […]

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2011-04-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Firearms + War on Drugs
American Guns in Mexico

Part of the reason why Holder, our Attorney General, suggested that we consider a renewal of the assault weapons ban was because of the supposed number of assault weapons sold in border states that were making it south in to the hands of cartels to be used against border agents and other law enforcement officials. […]

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2011-04-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government + Journalism + Taxation
Worth Printing

The Times finally runs an opinion column finally worth printing. Money quote: Last week, in his address on deficit reduction, the president followed the playbook once again. In the throat-clearing section of the speech, Obama promised “tough choices” that put “everything on the table.” But his tax proposals were aptly summarized by The Atlantic’s Clive […]

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2011-04-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + Firearms + Law enforcement + LE
Puppycide

Puppycide. Sherronda Aycox was devastated over the loss of her 8-month old blue pit bull Capone, and for what she and her neighbors believe was dangerous and irresponsible behavior by Camden Police. Residents say officers responded to a fight between teenagers around 9:00pm Friday night. Aycox says Capone darted out of the partially opened door […]

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2011-04-18 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Journalism
Willfully Blind

Paulie Krugnuts apparently has some form of self-inflicted blindness syndrome in his latest opinion column on political violence: Where’s that toxic rhetoric coming from? Let’s not make a false pretense of balance: it’s coming, overwhelmingly, from the right. Yeah; liberals are better than that. Or not. It just couldn’t be that the media actively downplays […]

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2011-04-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Authoritarianism + Dumbassery + Government
Republicans Suck

This is why Republicans suck and end up chasing voters away. Instead of worrying about my jerk flicks, why the fuck don’t you worry about making government smaller?1 _______________ 1. You know, instead of worrying about how the government can stick its nose in business that isn’t fucking yours.

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