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Murray Rothbard on bad ideas.

“Bad and discredited ideas, it seems, never die. Neither do they fade away. Instead, they keep turning up, like bad pennies or Godzilla in the old Japanese movies.”

Murray Rothbard.

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The 'Destiny'-Red Bull Promotion Has Been Shut Down Thanks To Hackers

Well, that was fast. No sooner did Activision and Red Bull announce a promotion where you got an exclusive quest for buying a can of Red Bull than somebody looked at the codes and figured out how to generate them… 147 more words


Chicago Will Tax Your Netflix, Your Spotify, And Your Online Games

If you live in Chicago, and do anything online that might involve streaming something, you might want to brace yourself. As of yesterday, the city imposed a nine percent “amusement tax” on cloud services, so now, you’re paying up. 203 more words


Letting A 'Playboy' Playmate Fly Your Plane Is A Bad Idea, As These Pilots Learned The Hard Way

Two Argentinian pilots are in hot water after letting the nice lady you see in the above photo, Greek Playboy Playmate Vicky Xipolitakis, in the cockpit for the duration of an hour-long flight from Buenos Aires to Rosario, at one point even allowing her to pilot the plane. 232 more words

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My One and Only One Night Stand

I lay there in bed, staring at the unfamiliar ceiling.

The room was silent except for his heaving wheezing next to me. His arm draped across my throat like a heavy reminder of what I had just done. 955 more words


Hindu Rashtra, village by village -Understanding Atali

Atali, the site of recent attacks on Muslims by their Hindi co-villagers, is a metaphor for India. Or,a mirror India should look into, to ‘re-cognize’ itself. 1,349 more words

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5 Things: The Confederate Flag Edition

I celebrate the fact that people (including lawmakers) are calling for the Confederate flag to come down over government buildings.  This really feels like something that should have happened at the end of the Civil War in 1865. 450 more words