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Legal Tender… Except When It’s Not

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It still says, "legal tender for all debts, public and private" - but it's becoming clear the powers-that-be would much prefer you used something else. Besides cash money, that is. Increasingly, they...

Pretty Flashing Brake Lights!

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My pal Dom alerted me to a new annoyance - inevitably touted (and likely, soon to be mandated) as a "safety" measure: Third brake lights that flash or blink  instead of...

Heroes … Not

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Cops are the enemy. A harsh - and global - statement, certainly. But: Is it true? Consider the nature of the job. It is to enforce the law. By definition. It is not...

EPA Mandates How Much Gas You Must Buy

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The government can force you to buy health insurance - so why not gas, too? The EPA has just issued another mandate - this one requiring that people who buy gas...

On Cyclists and Cars – and Common Sense and Coexistence

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As a biker (and someone who rode bicycles in the past) I'm sympathetic to people on bicycles. Cagers (people in cars) can be dicks. Courtesy - and common sense - should extend...

Thank Uncle For The New (and $40k) COP-Spec Taurus SHO

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It's getting harder to pick out cop cars in a crowd - and very soon, it's going to get much harder still. Also, a lot more expensive for us - ticket-wise...

Why Clover Thinks He’s Free

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Clovers are ok with the American Police State because to them, it's not a police state. They see no imposition - much less tyranny. They see "democracy," lawful order. The flag...

The Electric Car Imbroglio is About to Get Even More Expensive…

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In just a few months from now, it will be $2,500 easier to "buy" a new electric car. I put "buy" in quotes because in fact, other people will be paying...

A Few Questions to Ask….

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Debating the merits of  a particular government policy or proposal with authoritarian-minded political opponents is pointless - if you're hoping to persuade, at any rate. Far better to ask them a...

55 MPG is Going to Cost Us

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It's fortunate for the car industry that the government regards it as "too big to fail" - because it's going to fail again. Because of the government. This will be third...
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