Freedom quest of Zork (the) Hun

The cost of free is freedom

Seeking truth on the 407


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I received an interesting propaganda piece in my mail about the “History of HWY. 407.”  Looking into the matter reminded me of my motto: Truth is in the mind of the beholder. Reality, in this case the facts, are just an excuse for everybody to advance their own political agenda.
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The politics of Global warming


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When the likes of Jonathan Adler ask the question: What would it take to convince us, there is a lot implied in it.
To start with, the question takes it for granted that the theory is correct and AGW exists, meaning that we are responsible for it. The question was: what will it take to make conservatives take it seriously, most likely so that they can start participating in the quest to find a solution. Maybe I am paranoid, but I also felt a hint of “what will it take to get to your senses” in the question as well.

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What will it take to convince me?


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This Mark Steyn article (Return to Towel Mountain) took me to this question of Jonathan H. Adler:
What does it take to convince libertarians and conservatives that climate change is a problem?”

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What do I know?


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“Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.”

(George Orwell)

I have been asked the question several times: “You don’t believe in global warming???” Usually accompanied with an incredulous look or a huff and a smirk with the unspoken comment (“I thought you are smarter than that”)

Then I have to start explaining why the very question is a problem for me.  I AM NOT A BELIEVER!

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Our Liberty


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The News

(The dynamics of Political change)

In the April 18th issue of the Economist, there is an article about Putin’s Russia and another about Hungary and its governing Party, FIDESZ.

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Your liberty


2015-04-28 Libertarians

While I may be quite clear on my own stand about liberty, I can get a little confused when I see others making claims about theirs.

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My liberty


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What kind of libertarian am I?

The last time I stopped with the effort of putting a label on my stance was when I discovered how many labels there are and that the one I picked (social libertarian) is the one Noam Chomsky uses to describe his. I stopped in horror and decided that the issue needs more deliberation. Read more of this post

Gestures, symbols, rights


2015-03-14 Symbols-of-faith

Rex Murphy commented on the Niqab Debate; then Peter Jaworsky added his.

 Are you all wound up about the prospect of a few women wearing the Niqab during the citizenship ceremony? Don’t be. It’s as much of a non-issue as symbolic issues generally are. Read more of this post

The warm and fuzzy feeling of protection


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I have that warm and fuzzy feeling again. The nanny state is looking out for me. Yet again, I got some extra protection I did not ask for.
I received an e-mail with the following message:

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Why it matters


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I was talking to a teenage friend about my post on transgenderism. He is going to an arts school where there are several self-identified trans-gendered students. “I don’t understand what your problem is” – he says – “it’s not an issue any more.” He has no problem referring to his biologically female friend as a ‘he’ and he thinks that nobody should. Read more of this post

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