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  • Polar bear and her cub in the Munich Zoo.
    Do you believe in global warming? (Video)
    Here we are. We’re in the latter part of the year, 2014. The weather has been changing over the past few years, invoking more controversy over the idea that global warming is a phenomenon that may be the root cause. On the other side of the...
  • Now is the time
    Voting, the voice of the people
    Local elections are about to take place in a few weeks and candidates are revving up their campaign to get out the vote. It is not unusual for local elections to have a low voting turnout; this is because not many of the voting public realize that...
  • Reasons so many people are taking the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'
    Reasons so many people are taking the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'
    Whether you have been challenged, or whether you have donated, you more than likely know about the the Ice Bucket Challenge and have seen the videos people have posted. The challenge began a few weeks ago, and it is still going strong. Why has the...
  • Politicians are the best insurance money can buy
    Politicians are the best insurance money can buy
    In a blockbuster study that was revealed on Aug. 12 by Michael Hiltzik, and discovered through the Social Science Research Network institution, it appears that buying elected officials holding a political office might just be the best insurance...
  • Democrats wash their hands of President Obama's "Hope and Change"
    Democrats wash their hands of President Obama's "Hope and Change"
    Willie Brown is the former liberal Mayor of San Francisco, a fixture in the city and a popular columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. There are few politicians who have supported President Obama with more energy since the beginning of his...
  • Propaganda, like the Force, has a strong influence on the weak-minded
    Propaganda, like the Force, has a strong influence on the weak-minded
    People do not trust politicians mainly because politicians are very adept at telling people what they want to hear. Many will believe one party of politicians over the other without knowing the facts, even to the point of denying the truth. The...
  • John Davis Lodge
    John Davis Lodge: Movie Actor Became Governor of Connecticut
    John Davis Lodge, the movie actor who became a successful politician around the time that Helen Gahagan Douglas (the wife of Melvyn Douglas and the star of She (1932) was making California politics safe for the likes of faded hoofer George Murphy...
  • UK to investigate child abuse cover-up
    UK to investigate child abuse cover-up
    Like the United States, child abuse and childhood sexual abuse is a huge epidemic in the United Kingdom. On average, one child is killed weekly at the hands of another person. Statistics show one in three children, about 34% of the countries...
  • Shopping Bags
    Prohibitions are political
    Folks, today Davis bans light weight plastic bags. According to the Sac Bee on Saturday, quoting various proponents of the two sides on this action, everyone, it seems, has a blinders-on viewpoint. The Grumpy Libertarian wants to point out that...
  • Middle class protestors
    Why the middle class is shrinking and how to avoid the traps
    I am a regular middle class guy from a working class background. I worked to move up and set my kids up for success. I see things getting worse for the middle class even as so many struggle; it seems to be getting more difficult for regular people...
  • Jim Moran Underpaid
    Jim Moran underpaid? Congressman Moran says his 6-figure salary is not enough
    Jim Moran (D-Va) is underpaid. In fact, Moran says that all the members of Congress, who earn an average of $175,000 per year, can no longer make their ends meet. In the obtuse economic world that the members of Congress evidently live in, where...
  • Parents empowered while fighting against Common Core in public schools
    Parents empowered while fighting against Common Core in public schools
    Common Core indoctrination has become an issue in coming elections as parents target politicians who support the Federal government imposed program on school districts.The Common Core State Standard Initiative is meeting rejection by parents as...
  • Rand Paul Attacks National Security Agency
    Rand Paul Attacks National Security Agency
    Rand Paul is trying to pull together his libertarian form of conservatism to audiences in a possible attempt for a run at the White House. Speaking in Berkeley, California Paul attacked the NSA and its eavesdropping practices. He compared them to...
  • Beautiful Rainbow over the Grand Canyon
    SB 1062: Vetoed--- But Has the Damage Been Done?
    Hats off to Governor Jan Brewer for finally putting an end to the circus and spectacle the state of Arizona had become (again) over the past week. Yes, it took her much longer to veto the bill than most logical, open-minded people expected, but so...
  • Zero Aggression Project
    Downsize libertarians launch Zero Aggression Project
    Today the people at DownsizeDC announced the Grand Opening of their Zero Aggression Project that uses heuristics to accomplish their simple mission: To promote and teach The Zero Aggression Principle (ZAP).To keep everyone informed and engaged...