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Some basic math for Occupy Democrats

Occupy Democrats has been posting a bunch of memes to Facebook talking about the call for a $15 minimum wage. And the way they are trying to support the idea is comparing against the “hourly wage” of a corporation’s CEO. The idea is flawed for two reasons: CEOs don’t work the “traditional” 40/hrs per week […]

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Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs

Petition on the White House website: Withdraw the United States from the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs The United States enacted the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, which brought into the United States Code our obligations under as a signatory to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. This treaty binds the United States against being […]

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Reply to Gov. Martin O’Malley regarding “gun reform”

Martin O’Malley is the former governor of Maryland who is also seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidential election cycle. Recently he penned an op-ed that was published in the Boston Globe called “Congress needs to act on gun reform“. I think it’s quite telling where he sits on the gun control fence, but […]

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$150,000 medical bill for snakebite

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the $150,000 medical bill that one “adventurer” incurred when he attempted to take a “selfie” with a rattlesnake. Over half the bill, almost $84,000, was for “pharmaceuticals” — i.e. the antivenin plus other drugs which would’ve included painkillers, saline fluids for hydration, antibiotics, and whatever else was administered […]

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Reply to Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer regarding white privilege

To the honorable Reverend, Privilege comes in many forms. As a person of the cloth, you have privileges that I, as an atheist, will never have. Yet I don’t see you acknowledging your Christian privilege. Instead you are going on about “white privilege” without realizing what privilege actually is. Given that whites are leaving the […]

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Questioning heroism

In general to be called a “hero”, you must do something heroic. This means that donning a particular uniform doesn’t make you a hero by default. I don’t care if you’re a law enforcement officer, EMT, nurse, physician, fire fighter, or military personnel. You are not a hero if you haven’t done anything heroic. I […]

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Reply to the New York Times Editorial Board regarding gun laws

I will say up front that I have a concealed carry permit lawfully issued under the laws of the State of Missouri. I’m also up for renewal later this year. Contrary to what many may think, permits are not open-ended. In Missouri they are valid for three years from date of certification by the county […]

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Concluding the Supreme Court’s 2014 term

One thing that continually amazes me and pisses me off is how seemingly intelligent people can argue that more freedom is somehow a *bad* thing… And I’m not limiting this to just the many articles that have come out denouncing the recent Obergefell ruling. At least one thing that can be said about this recent […]

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On the Confederate flag

Following the recent mass homicide in South Carolina, attention has turned once again to guns. But it’s also turned to the Confederate flag. Mass calls are coming from within South Carolina and without for the flag to be removed from the state legislature grounds in Charleston. Here’s an idea: ask the people of South Carolina […]

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Reply to Lee Siegel regarding student loan default

When one person defaults on their debt, it isn’t the end of the financial world. But as we saw in 2008, when a lot of people default on their debt, it can bring down entire industries. When a lot of people defaulted on their mortgages, it created a crisis in the housing market from which […]

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