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Category: War

Midweek links

  • This year is the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson leading the U.S. into World War I. Jim Bovard notes the long chain of disasters that followed (and is following still). Did the war “make the world safe for democracy”?
  • What’s the best type of generator for you? Portable? Or stand-by type? The Family Handyman discusses the difference to help you choose. OTOH, you could always just convert your lawn mower into a generator. Or your bike. (H/T MJ)

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  • A civil rights lawsuit is in the works against warrantless searches of laptops and cellphones. According to the article there were as many such searches last month as there were in all of 2015.
  • You might think it would be a waste of money for the National Park Service to spend $150,000 on Bigfoot research. But rest assured the money isn’t entirely wasted. It’s also covering research on sea monsters and mysterious lights.
  • This demonstrates exactly how dumb “smart” appliances are. A brand-new dishwasher with a security bug that was the hottest new thing … 20 years ago.… 6 Comments
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  • A (semi) mainstreamer observes that there really is a liberal media bubble and tries to understand why.
  • The residents of Trier, Germany, don’t seem to want that gift statue of Karl Marx. But not because … well, you know, Marx. And the hundreds of millions of deaths his ideas led to. But because they don’t like the giver.
  • Which is more unjust? That a possible war criminal got away with it for decades? Or that “justice” now calls for extraditing a 98-year-old man?… 11 Comments
  • Guest post by Shel: War memoirs, dog books, and a couple of firearm-related items

    The following is a guest post written by Commentariat member Shel. Knowing Amazon commissions were soon to plummet, he offers these books and other items — including some cool firearm-related gadgets — that you might find of interest. And will find at Amazon. You may not be quite as interested in war memoirs as he is. But you can purchase practically anything in the world via my Amazon links. When you enter Amazon through any of the links in this post or anywhere on the blog, everything you purchase during that visit will be credited to me. All Amazon orders…

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    Principles in a world of Realpolitik

    Over at the Cabal, but in the public area where anyone can read, I just posted a longish think piece (as in thinking-out-loud piece) on “Principles in a world of Realpolitik. It focuses on how applying libertarian principles immediately to the real world sometimes works (or would work) brilliantly well, but sometimes would lead to disaster. As I say, I am just thinking aloud and I’ll welcome comments, including spirited disagreements, here or at the Cabal. The subject of principles came up here in a couple of recent threads. The subject of principles comes up a lot around serious freedomistas…

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