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03 Oct 15:14

Body found near car crash in SE...

After emergency responders arrived at the scene of a crash involving a vehicle and a utility pole and searched for the victim Monday morning, a utility worker later discovered a body from the top of the pole while doing repairs.

20 Apr 22:32

I'm blocking all mail from .top

by Al Iverson
I'm blocking all mail from the new .top TLD, because I'm getting absolutely pummeled with spam from a spammer or small group of spammers rotating through .top domains, trying to hide who they really are. You might want to avoid the .top TLD for email purposes right now; since the only samples I can see are bad things, you won't be in very good company.

This post first appeared on Al Iverson's Spam Resource.

15 Nov 22:31

UT students in Paris recount chaos after attacks

by James Barragan

The bombs went off during the first half of the international soccer game between France ...

13 Jan 20:35

An Example of How Government Helps the Poor…

by Don Boudreaux
(Don Boudreaux)

if by “poor” you mean a behemoth cooperative of producers such as Land’O'Lakes, and if by “helps” you mean forcing up the price that families, including poor families, pay for milk in order to enrich those politically powerful producers.  Here’s the account in today’s Wall Street Journal.  A slice:

The feds already buy one of every five gallons, and agriculture laws already make it illegal for processors to sell milk below a regionally dictated price. Then there’s a quota on dairy imports and prohibitive tariffs. In 2005 the OECD estimated that consumers pay a 26% “milk tax” as a result of all this central planning.

Lovely.  I can see why “Progressives” believe that the U.S. government is just the trustworthy, principled, and caring outfit that we should further empower to ‘redistribute’ incomes and to protect poor Americans from the rapacity of the rich.

(It is true, I admit, that cronyism in the United States isn’t – yet – as rampant as it is in Argentina.)


Given the actual, historical record of government behavior, asking government – simply because it possesses fearful power and expresses an interest in the assignment – to watch over “the poor” is akin to asking a gang of serial rapists – simply because it possesses fearful power and expresses an interest in the assignment – to watch over a dormitory full of unarmed co-eds.