Monthly Archives: May 2009

20,000 Legal Fictions Beneath the Sea

I personally think the “seasteading” idea is largely pointless fantasy talk.  Thus, I don’t see much to gripe about in the initial post about it here. Brad Reed exhibits in the Alternet post he self-promotes there the seemingly unbreakable falsehood … Continue reading

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Male Public Service Announcement

The claim about making the tree look taller by clearing the underbrush is an absolute crock of shit, they just want to sell more razors by trying to unilaterally void the rule that that region of the body is a … Continue reading

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Blue on Blue crime

Found this interesting: A New York City police officer who had just gotten off duty was fatally shot late Thursday in East Harlem by a fellow officer who mistook him for an armed criminal, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said. … Continue reading

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"And now, an update in the ongoing saga of…"

Latest move: government gets 72%.  As for the union…: Earlier this week, the bondholders balked at a plan to give them 10 percent of the new GM, even after the Obama administration and the company agreed to scale back the … Continue reading

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A "solution" without a problem

Shorter Jay Rockefeller: “Y’know what?  The internet isn’t regulated enough”. That’s a link to the text of the Cybersecurity Act of 2009.  Needless to say, when legislation starts with “to ensure the free flow of _______”, its actual function is … Continue reading

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Priorities. Out of whack, yours are.

Richard Epstein, in the course of a critical entry on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, blurts out this: We have already seen a president whose professed devotion to the law takes a backseat to all sorts of other considerations. The … Continue reading

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Apparently this is supposed to be the story of the day.  Oh well.  SCOTUSblog has summaries of previous opnions, if you’re into that kind of thing, here, here, here, and here. In case you’ve been under a rock the past … Continue reading

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