Despite the media’s comparison to the Trayvon Martin shooting, the shooting of 68 year old Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. is a puzzling story that is hard to justify. Mr. Chamberlain wasn’t a truant, troubled teen, or anything other than a well respected, upstanding American citizen. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and retired correctional officer. Most importantly, unlike the Martin fiasco, Mr. Chamberlain’s story is recorded ver batim on tape, thanks to his Life Aid medical alert system installed in his home. Read more…
This article caught my eye earlier this year but I haven’t seen anything more about it since. It captures a rare instant where England’s Prince Harry vents about his father harping on him about acting more like royalty. He explains that he struggles with perceiving himself as royalty while coming to terms with his actions in Afghanistan. This is unscripted honesty from someone who is usually handled and filtered. It also does a good job of humanizing someone I’m used to seeing act like a spoiled yuppie.
Source: The Guardian
James Stockdale, then a Commander with the US Navy, was captured by communist forces after ejecting from his disabled jet over North Vietnam. To prevent his captors from using him as propaganda he cut his scalp with razors and beat his face with a stool until he was unrecognizable. During his entire 7 1/2 year captivity he never lost faith, he continued to be a leader and primary organizer of resistance among his fellow POWs. When he was captured with information that could implicate his fellow American POWs, he slit he own wrists so he couldn’t be tortured into revealing his brothers. Read more…
- It’s Official! North Korea Is Heading To The Winter Olympics
- White House: Dems Are ‘Obstructionist Losers’ For Forcing Shutdown
- Two-Thirds Of Voters Support School Choice, Minorities More Likely Than White Americans
- NYT, AP, Bloomberg, And Legacy Media Blame Dems For Gov’t shutdown
- GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: White House Blames Democrats, Won’t Negotiate On DACA
- US troops cannot stay in Syria without permission of Damascus – Moscow
- Russia sees US as observer for Syrian Dialogue Congress in Sochi
- ‘Hearing the whistle, knowing we’re champions is the best’ – Sergio Ramos talks World Cup glory
- N.Korea WILL send team to prep for Olympics in South
- Turkish planes bomb Syrian Kurdish targets as Ankara-backed rebels enter Afrin
- Latest Fedora 27 Linux Updated Live ISOs Ship with Meltdown and Spectre Patches
- Slack Is Now Available as a Snap for Ubuntu and Other Linux Distros
- Educational-Oriented Escuelas Linux 5.6 Distro Released with LibreOffice 6.0
- Canonical Wants to Stick to Older Nautilus for Desktop Icons in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Android Support Removed from Intel Graphics Driver Debugging Tool for Linux
A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality
As a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
Obama Signs Law Giving Himself Armed Guards for Life
Previously Presidents only received Secret Service protection for 10 years after leaving office. This new law provides taxpayer-funded security for the President for life, as well as a separate security detail for his wife, and a detail for any children until they turn 16.
All presidents get a $200,000 a year pension, office and staff. I guess Obama felt he deserves more.