Christmas And Its Origins

Syncretism is a word that means combining or reconciling opposing practices and principles. It is most commonly used in a religious or philosophical context, and as with Easter, Christmas too is syncretic in its origins: a pagan celebration whose provenance long predates Christ’s birth, but which eventually made its way into the Christian mainstream. In…

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Mandatory Health Insurance And Car Insurance — “A Stupid Analogy”

The following article, which I reprint only in part and which destroys the mandatory-car-insurance-mandatory-health-insurance canard, was written by Tibor Machan, who teaches business ethics and general philosophy at Chapman University in Orange, CA: A Stupid Analogy Now that Judge Henry E. Hudson of the Virginia district court ruled that the Obama health care measure violates…

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I Want To Feel The Heat With Somebody

This holiday season, buy your loved ones the book that will change their lives for the better (just when they thought it couldn’t get any better): Amazon Barnes & Noble

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Judge Rules AGAINST ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate

In the biggest blow yet to ObamaCare, Judge Henry E. Hudson (U.S. District Court of Virginia) recognized the obvious: namely, it is utterly unconstitutional for any government to force its citizens to carry insurance, or pay a penalty if they don’t. In the Judge’s wise words: “[It] exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.” And:…

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Putting The Cock Back In Cocktail

Ace Gillett’s footage compliments of Levi Thornton at Levi Thornton Films.

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Jaw-Dropping Image Of An Enormous ‘Supercell’ Cloud

These amazing photos come from the Daily Mail: Windswept dust and rain dominate the storm’s centre while rings of jagged clouds surround the edge. A flimsy tree in the foreground looks like a toy next to the magnificent natural phenomenon. (Link)

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A Post-Thanksgiving “You’re Welcome” From The Handsome Pilgrim

(Video via TheSexyPilgrim)

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How Laissez-Faire and Private Property Saved The Pilgrims

In May of 1606, the first American settlers arrived in Jamestown. What they found when they came to the Virginia Tidewater Region (which is where these original 104 set up their colony) was a breathtakingly fertile chunk of land. And so it was that these first American settlers discovered more resources than they could at…

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Saudi King Abdullah Won’t Use “Universal” Health Coverage But Comes To The U.S. For His Blood Clot Treatment

This isn’t new: everyone knows and has always known that the best doctors and the best healthcare in the world are to be found in the United States. Which is why, when the chips are down, the United States is precisely where they all come for treatment. No, the reason this particular story is a…

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Jim Jones

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Early Winter

The crystal blades of winter frost Have snipped the leaves that dot the field. The trees leak iron-black across The sky where evening swallows wheeled. A knifey light cuts deep and shows Leaves with their intricate designs Half sodden in the drifted snows, Beneath the moaning, deathless pines. And wind like water softly pours Over…

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Breaking: More And More Unto The Perfect Day On Kindle And Nook

Breaking: The book that will change your life for the better — just when you thought it couldn’t get any better — is right in time for the holidays: Kindle Nook Tell the world what you think: write a review.

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Natural Law

Bill Whittle gives a good explanation of natural law:

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Friedrich Nietzsche Turns 166

In honor of Nietzsche’s recent birthday, I offer up the following, from the Nietzsche Family Circus: More here.

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The Electric Tea Party Acid Test — by Zombie

Zombie, an anonymous San Francisco blogger and photographer whom I admire, recently wrote an article for Pajamas Media that echoes what I myself have been saying for years: the left/right, republican/democrat, conservative/liberal alternative is a false alternative, and those two ideologies are really just two sides of the same penny: the one espouses (nominal) economic…

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