What would have happened on 9/11 if this were truly the Land Of the Free.
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.
Ohio Scientific Model C8P-DF
As a boy, when my friends and I played Star Trek in the back yard, I was always Spock. The character held an “A7 computer expert” rating. When questioned about his qualifications during Kirk‘s court-martial, he testified simply: “I know all about them.” He was an expert with a Tricorder, able to extend its functionality using primitive technology.
In 1979 (I was 14 years old), my father purchased his first business computer. It was a state-of-the-art Ohio Scientific C8P-DF, notable for its dual 8″ floppy drives capable of storing a massive 275K.
I was hooked.
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There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department Of Homeland Security
In my essay, “The Phantom Menace”, I predicted that Saddam Hussein — and indeed, virtually all of the “terrorists” that government has paraded before us — would turn out to be absolutely no threat whatsoever. I pointed out that the FedGov’s stated reasons for starting a war with Iraq were mutually exclusive.
History is now bearing out my assertion. The Weapons of Mass Destruction™ that the FedGov shrieked were in imminent danger of being used against Americans have disappeared. In fact, Bush Administration officials are now claiming that it is unlikely that any are to be found.
Much to my surprise, I discovered that America actually has a health care problem.
I’ve known for years that health care was much too expensive, for reasons that are obvious to any non-Statist. What really surprised me is exactly how bad the health care problem is.
Its solution, of course, has nothing to do what the Statists in Washington and their sycophants the “free” press would have you believe.