Idle at Last!

The racist Indian Act [see here] deprives individual native persons on a reservation from basic human property rights. As such those in control on a reservation, including the chief, elected officials and chosen friends, have outright control over how individuals on each reserve actually live. From the house that is selected for them to live…

Bill, Rand & Thatcher on the Fiscal Cliff

  The righteous Bill Whittle expounds on the results when we basically extract every penny we can from the ‘rich‘. What Bill doesn’t get into is what happens in Year 2 when the ‘rich‘ decide to go on an Atlas Shrugged strike. From Ms. Rand herself: Run for your life from any man who tells…

Fracking Hell

It’s like pulling teeth in many countries and the ‘sky-high-energy-prices’ UK is still pursuing its energy strategy even though the horse’s head is very much dead. With creeping trepidation, the ominous-sounding Climate Change Committee¬†makes its usual noises, shouting “Environmental blasphemy!” at every turn. It is indeed something akin to a morality play when the government…

Fiscal Cliff

In this “extra ranty” video, PJ Media’s ‘Trifecta’ pundit Steve Green takes on the fiscal cliff guff in this ‘Hair of the Dog’ clip. [guff: trivial, worthless or insolent talk or ideas – pretty apt!]

Yes, We ICANN

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has what it describes as a: …bottom-up, consensus-driven, multi-stakeholder model… This is from its site [see here]: Bottom up. At ICANN, rather than the Board of Directors solely declaring what topics ICANN will address, members of sub-groups in ICANN can raise issues at the grassroots level.…

A Farewell to Internet

The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), in that beacon of freedom, Dubai, is looking at the future of the internet. And naturally the future of the internet should include opinions from dictatorships as well as freedom-loving countries as anything else would be unfair and unrepresentative. There appears to be three angles through which governments…

Climate Mitigation, Adaptation & Compensation

The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is looking to shakedown anyone or everyone once again at the munificent climate change conference circuit in Doha. Apparently we have breezed past the mitigation phase, where evil, rich countries must deindustrialize. We have also blown by the adaptation phase, where evil, rich countries must build windmills at…