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Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Some of our readers might take interest in this new website,, started by Ron Paul supporter Dan Endsley.  Billed as a “politics site for people who don’t like politics” — which let’s face it, at its core is pretty much all of us — the site has some great T-shirts and bumper stickers for sale.

Here’s my personal favorite:

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Friday, June 6th, 2008

1. Just another day in the War in Iraq: “Bush wants 50 military bases, control of Iraqi airspace and legal immunity for all American soldiers and contractors” (JB: Looks like Ron Paul was right after all…)

2. Just another day in the (upcoming) War in Iran: “Israeli minister says alternatives to attack on Iran running out” (JB: It’s a good thing Israel’s not looking for war elsewhere. Not to mention, at least one of our presidential candidates is speaking truth to AIPAC rather than courting the Jewish vote.)

3. Just another day in the War on Terror: “10 Airports install body scanners that can peer under passengers’ clothes.”  (JB: Here’s TSA and Homeland Security’s take: “It’s the wave of the future… We’re just scratching the surface of what we can do with whole-body imaging… I’m delighted by this development… You can actually see the sweat on someone’s back…”)

4. Just another day in the War on Crime (which, of course, has nothing to do with the War on Drugs): “Police plan vehicle checkpoints in DC neighborhood” (JB: “Papers, please!”)

5. Just another day in the War on Climate Change: Seattle Parks’ Department may ban beach bonfires because they contribute to global warming (JB: I’m still making up my mind whether this is more or less pathetic than San Francisco’s plan to ban woodburning fireplaces. Good thing “fixing” global warming is only going to cost $45 TRILLION — just 3x the current size of the U.S. economy)

6. Just another day in the War on Free Speech: MTV fined $484,500 by U.K. regulator for “widespread and persistent” breaches of its broadcasting code by four of its channels. (JB: Because, you know, flipping channels is tough nowadays since the invention of Tivo.)

UPDATE: 7. Just another day in the War on Privacy: “UBS AG is considering whether to reveal the names of up to 20,000 wealthy American clients as federal authorities intensify an investigation into offshore bank accounts, the New York Times said on Friday, citing people close to the inquiry.”