In a civilized society, should anyone or any government ever force anyone to do anything against his or her will as long as that person does not infringe upon the life, liberty, or property of another?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Afghan War - what has it achieved?

Here's another great article from It's time to get out of Afghanistan - where empires go to die.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The FBI will be watching you

As you can read here (and watch the video), the FBI will be expanding its surveillance of Americans. Hmmm. I wonder who was more correct: George Orwell with 1984, or Aldous Huxley with Brave New World. Be careful what you do, comrade.

Hackers better than the government

The U.S. government, which fails at everything they do, is about to fail again. As they admit in this article, they can't keep up with hackers who want to do damage to computers and networks. One reason why is why work for the government, when you can have a more rewarding job in the private sector? Somebody let me know when they get something right.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Oops! It costs more than we thought!

Par for the course, the U.S. government has no clue on how to determine costs. Back in 1965, they rolled out Medicare and Medicaid and said it would only cost $9 billion the first 25 years (1965-1990). They were wrong: those programs cost $67 billion. In this article, the government now says they miscalculated and the Libyan War (another war?) is costing millions more per month. Pathetic.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Perpetual War

The Pentagon's inhabitants, along with Presidential advisers like Gates, love to find "something to do." As you can read here, they admit they'll always have a full menu. The problem is, we pay for it, young Americans get killed, and the rest of the world resents the empire. Tragic.