shopify analytics tool
Site maintenance. Blogging will be irregular until 2018.

Talkin' politics in 2017

tip of the hat to reddit/Libertarian
Comments

Thursday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

More clearing out the stack

Older headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

❝The New York Times: Propaganda Machine❞

“From its op-eds to its coverage of the 2016 election, the New York Times has an unquestionable liberal bias. I'm not saying they have to stop pushing a progressive message, but it frustrates me when people portray it as an objective outlet...”

Read More...
Comments

❝What Happens When Google Disagrees With You?❞

“Is Google open to a diverse array of viewpoints? Or is it an ideological echo chamber? Just ask former Google software engineer James Damore. He was fired for disagreeing with Google's (left-wing) orthodoxy. In this video, James shares his story.”

Read More...
Comments

NeoNotes - net neutrality

As it exists right now, local, state, and Federal governments allow and protect area specific telecommunications monopolies.

Read More...
Comments

Free speech

Free speech does not mean shutting the other guy up. It means you talk. It means sometimes you yell at each other and wave your fingers in each other's faces. It means you argue. It means you sit down over drinks and try to understand why they won't listen. It means giving the other the same respect you expect for yourself. At least until they show they don't deserve the respect. Even then, they get to talk.
     — NeoWayland
Comments

One thing

Say only one thing for every three things they say.
     — NeoWayland
Comments

Angry guys

Where would we be if those angry guys hadn't been writing letters to each other for years by 1773?
     — NeoWayland
Comments

“The Four Freedoms” by Franklin Delano Roosevelt

This was FDR's State of the Union address in January, 1941. It was another speech that changed everything.

Read More...
Comments

NeoNotes - We need our ideas challenged

We don't need violence in the streets.

Read More...
Comments

Tuesday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

85% of Americans support free speech over not offending others, says survey

“73% Say Freedom of Speech Worth Dying For”

Read More...
Comments

☆ Circus of hate

Yep, it was almost as if it were scripted. A myth for the ages - revised

Read More...
Comments

Wednesday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

Tuesday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

Violence

“When Liberals Club People, It's With Love In Their Hearts”

Read More...
Comments

Electonic Frontier Foundation on hate speech

“Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression”

Read More...
Comments

Speech wars

The internet is the last, best hope for freedom.

Read More...
Comments

Monday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

Results

I'm disappointed to see how many people believe that "hate speech isn't free speech" and that certain people don't deserve free speech rights.

Read More...
Comments

☆ This last week in free speech

Goebbels was in favor of free speech for views he liked. So was Stalin. If you’re really in favor of free speech, then you’re in favor of freedom of speech for precisely the views you despise. Otherwise, you’re not in favor of free speech.
     — Noam Chomsky
Read More...
Comments

Free speech



That's what worries me most about this. Once people decide that some labels deserve free speech and others don't, where does it stop?
     — NeoWayland
Comments

Thursday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

Wednesday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

Tuesday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

Monday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

Friday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

Hee hee hee hee


duckduckgo2

Comments

Thursday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

Wednesday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

NeoNotes — the Johnson amendment

As I said, the tax exempt status is a "devil's trade" intended in large part to silence churches.

Read More...
Comments

Wednesday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

from crux № 19 - Free market

It constantly amazes me that the defenders of the free market are expected to offer certainty and perfection while government has only to make promises and express good intentions.
     — Lawrence W. Reed

Read More...
Comments

from crux № 11 - Ultimate truth

I've seen the arguments in enough other contexts to distrust anyone who claims rationality prevents any opposing view. Even more so when they dismiss any other possibility unheard because they have the Ultimate Truth That Must Not Be Questioned.
     — NeoWayland
Read More...
Comments

Language of force

“Tear Gas, Guns and Riot Squads: The Police State’s Answer to Free Speech Is Brute Force”

Read More...
Comments

Monday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

FINALLY!!   It's about damn time!

Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend.


A law found to discriminate based on viewpoint is an “egregious form of content discrimination,” which is “presumptively unconstitutional.” … A law that can be directed against speech found offensive to some portion of the public can be turned against minority and dissenting views to the detriment of all. The First Amendment does not entrust that power to the government’s benevolence. Instead, our reliance must be on the substantial safeguards of free and open discussion in a democratic society.
     — Justice Anthony Kennedy

Comments

“Five Clichés Used to Attack Free Speech” from ReasonTV

“We live in perilous times when it comes to free speech, and the threats are coming from both the left and right. The president has threatened legal action against the media, and progressive activists have used violence to shut down campus speakers they don't like.”

Read More...
Comments

NeoNotes — Deserved to be heroes

For length reasons, this entry appears on it's own page.

“We let generations be victims when they deserved to be heroes.”

Read More...
Comments

from crux № 10 - the system

We've been taught that government is supposed to govern and control the other guy.

That's the guy who is the problem.

Not us. Never us. It's not our fault.

Read More...
Comments

Friday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

Read More...
Comments

Newspeak devours free speech

“What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech”

Read More...
Comments

What a liberal university used to mean

“In defense of the offensive“ & “A microcosm of the maddening mix of Progressive hate, ignorance, and nonsense at an American college”

Read More...
Comments

Secret demands

“Court Rules Facebook Can’t Challenge Demands for User Data (and Can’t Tell Users)”

Read More...
Comments

Fake isn't always fake

“A libertarian tech revolt”

Read More...
Comments

Apple patented blocking smartphone cameras

Sometimes the oddest things can have the strangest consequences.

Read More...
Comments

Public blasphemy

Get that? The science is settled. Don't question the dogma. Thou shalt not dissent!

Read More...
Comments

Battle flag - updated

The question remains, why was the flag acceptable last year but is not acceptable this year?

Read More...
Comments

Watching the headlines #3

“Doctors' Criticism Of ObamaCare Silenced By ACA Bureaucrats”

“Save the Bees: Eliminate Biofuel Mandates”

“Obama To Circumvent Congress With ‘Gag Order’ On Firearm Coverage”

“You Can Be Prosecuted for Clearing Your Browser History”

Read More...
Comments

from crux № 4 - The U.S. is not a "Christian nation"

And here is where I am about to offend many of you. Are you paying close attention?

Read More...
Comments

Are blogs protected by the First Admendment?

Do Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech apply to websites?

Read More...
Comments

Liberty, the internet, and the free market

The last, best hope for freedom

Read More...
Comments
2018       2017       2016       2015       2014       2010       2009       2008       2007       2006       2005