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Posted on June 14th, by tac in Poetry. No Comments

I don’t normally find myself taken with poetry that comes out of fiction, but Richard K. Morgan’s Altered Carbon has some that I’ve come to really appreciate.  Particularly surprising to me because his fiction is heavily politicized, and he’s quite a leftist.  I’m not inclined to hold a fiction author’s politics against his or her work – but the poetry … read more

Geeks missing the point

Posted on June 11th, by tac in Social Issues. 5 comments

Found on Slashdot:

Most people fear things that are very unlikely to happen:

-Death from terrorism
-Death from oppressive government

We rant and shout with each other over which one is the bigger threat.

Meanwhile, most of us die from lack of proper personal health (diet, exercise, etc) or automobile wrecks, all of which are 100% within our ability

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Conservatives showing their true colors

Posted on June 10th, by tac in Current Events. No Comments

All that talk about liberty and the rights of the individual seem awful anemic as Conservatives scramble to defend the National Security Agency’s PRISM spying technology.

With Ann Althouse1and her fans in particular running wild with claims that whistle-blower Edward Snowden has severely harmed our national security; I’ve even seen a number of people claiming that Snowden must … read more

More anti-atheist BS from those who would ally with libertarians

Posted on June 7th, by tac in Politics. 3 comments

Andrew Klavan and Bill Whittle of PJTV ponder the question:  Can a conservative be an atheist?  And go out of their way to further alienate people like me whom they ought to embrace – that is if they truly believe that their form of conservatism is what they say it is.1

The answer is something like Rev. Lovejoy from … read more

The use of torture against terrorism suspects

Posted on April 22nd, by tac in Current Events, Social Issues. No Comments

From Jonathan Turley we read that NY State Senator Greg Ball tweeted the following regarding the living suspect in the Boston bombing:

So, scum bag #2 in custody. Who wouldn’t use torture on this punk to save more lives?

After receiving some rightful flack over his tweet, his office issued the following statement:

Terrorists play by a different set of

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