Category Archives: Government Invading Nature

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Declaration of Independence, graph 21

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

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Declaration of Independence, graph 22

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

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He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

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Declaration of Independence, graph 27

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

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Secularist Europe Silences Pro-Lifers and Creationists
Paul Belien, The Brussels Journal

Damn.

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Linking The Prices of Fuel and Food is a Terrible Plan
.cnI redruM, RedState

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TSA detains woman over infant’s sippy cup – I feel safer!
Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing

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Video of assembly line for world’s crappiest car
Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing

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High Court Rebukes Bush on Car Pollution
Mark Sherman, AP on Breitbart

…because there’s nobody that understands more about automobile emissions & climatology than a few ivory-tower lawyers. Considering that carbon dioxide is a product of human expiration, how close is our government getting to regulating one’s right to breathe?

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Will the Daylight Savings Shift Do Us Any Good?
Ned Potter, ABC News

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Leave No Child Inside: The growing movement to reconnect children and nature
Richard Louv, Orion Magazine

(HT: BoingBoing)

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Dangerous When in Power — Walter Olson, Reason Online

“Does government protect us from hazardous products, or does it put us in harm’s way?”

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Global warming debate spurs Oregon title tiff
Vince Patton, KGW

The governor in Oregon wants to fire the state climatologist for not toeing the party line on man-made global warming. And the ironic thing is, he is of the party that doesn’t want anyone to force their morality on anyone else.

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Senator to FCC: Don’t even think about a broadcast flag
Nate Anderson, arstechnica

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Ranchers Decry Grass-Fed Beef Rule Plan
Libby Quaid, AP on North Jersey.com

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Doctor shortage to increase by 2015 without foreign-trained physicians – Canadian Press on Breitbart

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August 22nd: Does Iran have Something in Store?
Bernard Lewis, OpinionJournal

This is some scary, sobering stuff: A passage from the Ayatollah Khomeini, quoted in an 11th-grade Iranian schoolbook, is revealing. “I am decisively announcing to the whole world that if the world-devourers [i.e., the infidel powers] wish to stand against our religion, we will stand against their whole world and will not cease until the [...]

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Land of milk and money – Rebecca Claren, Salon

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Judge Overturns Wal-Mart Health Care Law – Brian Witte, AP

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Palestinians Claim WMD Capability
Ed Morrissey, Captain’s Quarters