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  1. Libertarians - left-wing or right-wing?

    I've been asked about it so many times, here's Murray Rothbard responding ("For a New Liberty"):

    If no man may aggress against another; if, in short, everyone has the absolute right to be "free" from aggression, then this at once implies that the libertarian stands foursquare for what are generally known as "civil liberties": the freedom to speak, publish, assemble, and to engage in such "victimless crimes" as pornography, sexual deviation,
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  2. "This drug thing, this ain't police work"



    [... ] This drug thing, this ain't police work. No, it ain't. I mean, I can send any fool with a badge and a gun up on them corners and jack a crew and grab vials. But policing? I mean, you call something a war and pretty soon everybody gonna be running around acting like warriors. They gonna be running around on a damn crusade, storming corners, slapping on cuffs, racking up body counts. And when you at war, you need a f-cking enemy. And
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  3. Johnny Cash vs San Quentin



    "San Quentin"

    San Quentin, you've been livin' hell to me
    You've hosted me since nineteen sixty three
    I've seen 'em come and go and I've seen them die
    And long ago I stopped askin' why

    San Quentin, I hate every inch of you.
    You've cut me and have scarred me thru an' thru.
    And I'll walk out a wiser weaker man;
    Mister Congressman why can't you understand.
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  4. Bug splats

    By DailyPaul:



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    In military slang, Predator drone operators often refer to kills as
    ‘bug splats’, since viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed.

    To challenge this insensitivity as well as raise awareness of civilian casualties, an artist collective installed a massive portrait facing up in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa
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  5. On the fall of China

    By David Stockman:

    China is the greatest construction boom and credit bubble in recorded history. An entire nation of 1.3 billion has gone mad building, borrowing, speculating, scheming, cheating, lying and stealing. The source of this demented outbreak is not a flaw in Chinese culture or character—nor even the kind of raw greed and gluttony that afflicts all peoples in the late stages of a financial bubble.
    So in two short decades, China has erected a monumental
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