- Why is the U.S. government building a secret underground facility in Israel? And why are U.S. taxpayers funding a project that includes religious symbols at every doorway? The mezzuzah is a charming tradition, but the fedgov funds enough superstitions without secretly forcing us to pay for another one.
- Memo to robbers: If you want that girly-girl c-store clerk to take you seriously don’t charge in firing your guns into the air.
- James Bond, Dirty Harry Callahan and what gun is “good enough.” Can’t say I agree with the recommendation, not even one little bit. But the thinking is interesting. (H/T JG)
- That Senate bill that got the privacy stripped out of it and the warrantless searches put back in? The privacy’s been restored. This bill still has a long way to go before it becomes law, though.
- Bradley Manning on his many months of torment. I knew a political prisoner who was put through similar hells, though for a blessedly shorter time. He vehemently insisted that the “suicide watch” they subjected him to was solely an excuse to punish and dehumanize him. And Manning offended even nastier people.
- Annnnnd … one more career drug warrior gets busted for guess what?
- An oldie but … well, I hate to call it a goodie. The anti-snitch book quoted a 1995 James Bovard Playboy article on entrapment. Here’s the whole piece, courtesy of Jim. Things have only gotten worse now, with feds targeting the most naive and vulnerable in both the War on Some Drugs and the War on Any-Terrorism-Not-Sponsored-by-the-State.
Another round of thanks to Living Freedom Santas:
Unfortunately mostly Secret Santas again.
- For the delightfully demented Seth Casteel “Underwater Dogs” calendar, thank you SR, and a big pat to Caeli.
- For UCO stormproof matches for bug-out bag, vehicles, and attic storm shelter, thank you Mr. or Ms. Anonymous.
- And for one more bag of
orgasmic sinful so fabulous there surely must be a law against themsucculently delicious California dried apricots … one more thanks to a Secret Santa.