Tag Archives: Syria

Pre-election Distemper

I warn you that I am not in a good mood today. Read at your own risk. Breathless news: The best college soccer team in America was just suspended by university authorities. The players’ trespass is to have been discovered … Continue reading

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Asylum Seekers and Western Military Intervention

Recently, Brandon Christensen, the capable Editor of the libertarian blog Notes on Liberty (NOL) tried to take me behind the woodpile, again! (Note for our overseas readers: To take someone behind the woodpile usually a child -is to spank him … Continue reading

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The Ottoman Empire and Libertarianism; Ebola

A week ago in the allied blog Notes on Liberty, economist Fred Folvary asked in a speculative mode whether the re-establishment of the Ottoman Empire would not be a formula for peace in the troubled Middle East. The question is … Continue reading

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Doubts About Danger from ISIS, the so-called “Islamic State,” (“IS”) and the Long War Ahead

I am sure that ISIS, the “Islamic State, ” (IS) needs destruction, through extermination or through any other means. That entity is one of the several clear manifestations of dire evil in my lifetime and since Nazism. If it’s allowed … Continue reading

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A Warm Christmas Day; Christianity and Syria

Christmas Day is in central California; it’s not even often that warm there in the middle of August. (For my friends out in the world, that’s 21 C. ) I find myself hoping that I am wrong, that the global … Continue reading

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Syria; Kosovo; Republicans’ Bad Dreams.

President Obama has managed to divide the Republican Party beyond his wildest dreams although he may not have done it on purpose. The topic is the announced intervention in Syria. The libertarian branch of the Republican Party is now comprised … Continue reading

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The Moral Foundations of “Humanitarian” Intervention: Lies, Logical Fallacies and Fairy Dust

Note from JD: Brandon Christensen has been asked off my blog for calling me a “liar.” No one is entitled to insult anyone else on this blog, for whatever reason. I require civil discourse. This post stays on because I … Continue reading

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Rational Ignorance, Fairy Dust and Pissing Away the Future: Libertarians are Selfish and Stupid

Note: I did nothing to re-post or stop the re-posting of this old thing on my blog. It got to the head of my (short ) list today without any intervention from me. Its author is an adept engineer of … Continue reading

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Syrians’ Deaths Not Our Business (Updated January 2th 2013)

This was first published January 12th 2012, twelve months ago, and again in June 2012, five months ago. Below a January 2013 update Brave Syrians continue to die day- by-day trying to get what we take for granted: The right … Continue reading

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The UN, Our Beacon of Humanity

I keep wondering why any serious people right or left take seriously the United Nations General Assembly’s pretense of being a quasi-world parliament and the UN Security Council’s pretense of being a responsible world executive. Neither claim makes sense on … Continue reading

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