Monthly Archives: July 2011

Why do we fear Liberty?

I have had several interesting conversations with very smart folks as I have been walking this path towards Libertarianism. I have also had to face my own doubts, fears and cynicism. One consistent theme has been a disbelief, almost guttural … Continue reading

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I won’t be a slave…

What is it that causes us to fear ourselves so? Why do we fear our own greatness? Why do we fear to walk upright in the sun as free men? There are, of course, societal norms. To proclaim oneself better … Continue reading

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The Education Bubble

I had an excellent conversation with a dear friend yesterday and it brought up a number of things for me. There has been a lot of news lately about the education bubble. The job market for freshly minted college graduates … Continue reading

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More random stuff

2 writings that made a lot of sense to me… http://jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/?p=951 There are no cuts. None. Zip, Nada, Bupkis, Zero. None. We need to understand how “budget cuts” are measured. The base line budget projects a $9.5 Trillion Dollar increase … Continue reading

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Random stuff

A collection of stuff running through my head 1. Education: Dan Carlin did an excellent podcast yesterday on upgrading the electorate. There is no doubt in my mind that the single greatest weapon in keeping our Liberty is an informed … Continue reading

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Closing the Loop on a Resiliant System

John Robb has a great post on closing the loop for resilient systems here: http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2011/07/resilient-production-close-loops.html He also posted a link to a pic that I think does an excellent job of visualizing how to close the loop for a production … Continue reading

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Biogas

I have, for a long time, thought that I would need a full-house solar system in order to get off grid for my energy needs. This guy, Jack Spirko’s most recent guest, has changed how I think about energy generation. … Continue reading

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