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Insurance at Gunpoint is Sick and Evil

There is nothing wrong with insurance ... provided you can say no to it. Then it's like any other thing you choose to buy. Whether it makes sense to buy it - a...

It’s Not Much to Ask . . .

It’s fine to talk theory - what would be ideal. But while working toward that, what about practical changes that don’t require a sea change evolution in consciousness? For example, what...

Officer Safety . . .

If it is reasonable - justifiable - for a cop to base every interaction with a citizen on the presumption that the citizen might be a threat to his "safety," isn't...

Obama-Romney’s “Free Rider”

Who is this "free rider" that Republican contender for Front Man Mitt Romney was talking about when he ginned-up what subsequently became the model for Obamacare in Massachusetts? He of course...

You Didn’t Think it Would End With Seat Belts. . . Right?

Mandatory buckle-up laws set the precedent: Even your own body in your own car is no longer your own personal space.  Here's how it works: The government decides that whatever it is...

Five Months In…

It is almost halfway through 2016 and - still - no (new) diesels for you. Not from VW, at any rate. Uncle has still not given his permission for the sale of any...

Another Gentle “Nudge” . . .

Whatever their failings, machines generally don’t second-guess you. Turn them on, turn them off. Point them in a certain direction. Command them to move or spin or do whatever it is...

‘Lil Stinker Won… But Government is Winning

'Lil Stinker - my restored '75 Kawasaki S1 "triple" - won an award at the big Ruritan car (and bike and tractor) show held yesterday. That's the good news - for...

Mandatory In-Car Breathalyzers by 2020?

Drunk driving checkpoints presume you're drunk until you demonstrate otherwise to the satisfaction of a cop. In about five years - maybe sooner - your car may take over that job. NHTSA - the...

The VW “Fix” Just Got a Lot More Expensive

Better hide your diesel VW. Turns out that some of the "affected" models will require more than just a quick, easy (and free) software adjustment to placate Uncle. Actually, it is most of...
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