A Great Wall Of America is technically impossible and utterly irrelevant. Worse, it would forever mar North America, leading to poverty and stagnation.
For sixteen long years, libertarians have maintained that 9/11 would not have occurred if individuals weren’t Unconstitutionally denied their right to protect themselves.
Even if there were only one armed individual on each aircraft, they’d stand a good chance of killing a terrorist. The terrorist would be facing an unknown enemy from an unknown direction. Eventually the shooter would bring him down.
I’m lucky to have Facebook friends around the world. When the Arab Spring riots were occurring, I was chatting with people on the ground. Similarly the Fukushima disaster.
When the Manchester Arena was recently bombed, a British friend put me on to the story about fifteen minutes after Sky News reported it.
What followed was a running update, with critiques of the press where I saw them. As I was once a college instructor, I present it so that you may employ my techniques if you like.
(With apologies to How It Should Have Ended)
Transcript of former FBI Director James Comey, 2017-06-08
Senator Stone (L, Iowa): Director Comey, I want to be clear on a point. You just testified that you gave your notes to friends who then leaked them to the press. And that your intent was to trigger the appointment of a Special Prosecutor.
Former FBI Director Comey: That’s correct, Senator.
Stone: Good God, man! What the hell gave you the right to make that decision?
It’s recently been reported that some “tech billionaires” have become enamored with the idea that we live in a computer simulation.
They’re working on ways to “break us out” of it.
I’m not sure they’ve thought through the implications.
People sometimes ask me: “What did you learn from being a lifelong Star Trek fan?”
I’ve learned a lot of things, but two of them stand out: