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Archive for May, 2008
Eminent Domain Abuse in Birmingham? (The Evergreen Baptist Church)

In this recent testimony (youtube) before the Alabama State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Rev. John E. Smith gives his version of what happened after Birmingham used eminent domain to take the one hundred year old Evergreen Baptist Church. In exchange, the city gave the congregation land to build a…
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My Questions, Comments, and Concerns for the TSA

Arriving at my hotel room in Montreal recently, I opened my garment bag to discover that the contents, which I had packed with care, had been invaded and left in disarray. Although nothing had been taken, something had been added: a courteously worded flier printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other, titled…
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The Price of a Meal in Zimbabwe

One entree, two beers, one mineral water. Price in Zim Dollars: $1,243,255,000.00. Doesn’t even include the tip! (From Craig White via Ewin Bernett.)

In Defense of Rules

I have an article defending rules, order and the natural law, as opposed to state lawlessness, here.

The Barbaric Lowering of Recruitment Standards

Notoriously, the Iraq war has required far more troops than the administration expected. Back when the war planners were selling the operation as a “cakewalk,” part of the unrealistic plan was that only 100,000 or so troops would be needed to pacify and bring freedom to the country—when, weeks before Shock and Awe, Army…
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The Problem With Global Non-Warming

Here’s a story about how global warming is being offset by natural causes, and why it’s a problem. “Natural climate changes may offset human-caused global warming over the next decade, keeping ocean temperatures the same or even temporarily cooling them slightly, German researchers said on Wednesday. However, this short-term situation might create a problem…
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