On October 16, I will be presenting the Libertarian Party's position to the Senate Study Committee in Nashville. Our position is that the Libertarian Party of Tennessee is a legitimate alternative statewide party that deserves ballot recognition.
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. at 09:41 am EDT on September 17, 2013
A veteran and Navy contractor, trained by the military to kill and probably on government-prescribed psychiatric drugs, enters a government facility dedicated to killing, and kills 12 people. The government warmaker-in-chief, who kills far more than 12 people a day, says this is a reason for the government to grab privately owned guns from peaceful people with no connection to the government.
There was a shooting yesterday in DC. The details are still sketchy as I write this, but it appears that a deranged man decided to kill other people for some reason. In response, the usual talking heads will be debating whether this is actual TerrorTM or merely something like it. But the T-word will be spoken in the same grave way we speak of cancer – a thing to be dreaded above all else.
Certainly this shooting was a horrible, tragic thing – especially for the families involved. But that said, any talk about an “age of terror” is utter crap.
Terror is NOT worse now than it was before 9/11 – it’s just that we’ve been bombarded with fear for more than a decade, creating a culture-wide residue that poisons every mind it touches. In actual fact, you are eight times more likely to be killed by a cop than a terrorist. Does that mean that we should all have a collective panic attack and beg for anti-police police?
Now here’s the truth they don’t want you to know: You are taught to fear because fear makes you easy to manipulate. If someone is making you afraid, they’re also making you into an easy mark – a sucker.
Think of how many things people have accepted from governments just because they were afraid. Things like complete online surveillance, crotch searches at airports, random searches on the highways, and so on. Do you think those would have been accepted in 1920? Of course they wouldn’t, because people hadn’t been sufficiently frightened at that time. Read The Full Story
Sending a package to outer space is not as simple as dialing a parcel company, but it's getting there.
If all goes well, on Wednesday morning a privately owned robotic spaceship, the Cygnus, will blast off from Wallops Island, Va., to deliver cargo to NASA astronauts living on the International Space Station. Crews in space have already received three loads of freight on robotic spaceships belonging to California-based SpaceX, but Cygnus is owned by a rival firm. And that means that Wednesday's flight will mark a milestone of its own: the beginning of competition in the high-stakes business of supplying astronauts in orbit.
"When two companies have done it, it will prove that we have an industry, not just one success," says James Muncy, a commercial space policy consultant. Read The Full Story