Milton Friedman schools a dumbfounded Phil Donahue, who to this day still thinks statism is the answer to the world’s problems. History has shown time and time again free enterprise and opportunities it creates is the greatest liberator there is. The state is the enemy of freedom, in truth. Though it does have a purpose, when it’s limited from becoming tyrannical.
I’m really looking forward to this. Been a fan of this guys movies since the 80s. They are stunning. No words, on;y amazing images with beautiful music. His first film was Koyaanisqatsi which was amazing and I watch it every now and then on DVD. Love the soundtrack.
The name of this video should be called don’t trust the press. The fact is the press and pundits are often wrong about tragedies. The bottom line is new laws wont stop insane people from acting out. The Theater where those people were shot was a “gun free zone” and lets not forget murder is also against the law. That didn’t stop Holmes from killing. The bombs in his apartment show he could have easily went the explosive route or used deadly gas. He used tear gas and it could have been something far worse.
Politicians and pundits who call for more gun laws are behaving in a disgusting (and predictable) manner, because what they are saying is that innocent people should pay for insane people’s crimes. That’s what it boils down to. A motivated criminal or whack job like Holmes will find a way to do what they want, laws or no laws. All laws do is keep honest people from things they might want that were perfectly legal for over 100 years until those who think the elimination of civil rights is a solution to problems. (see Marijuana, which is more popular than ever despite laws banning it).
You can’t ban crazy. These incidents will happen. They happen in countries like Australia and England with severe gun control. The bottom line is the lawmakers pass laws to look like they are effective. The truth is in the actual mess of a society they supposedly govern.
Here’s a handy info-graphic about the Federal Reserve. Unfortunately, as good as it is it does not show how badly the Fed has failed in its alleged aims of protecting us from economic downturns or how it basically plays a huge role in the theft of our treasure. None the less, its worth a look.
It’s Herrrrrre! The Comic Con International starts this week and I will be there all four days. The best places to look for me is around Batton Lash’s Supernatual Law booth (which is usually next to DC Comics), Greg Horn’s which will be Booth 4717 or Mark Wheatley’s booth which is also close to DC Comics, usually on the same row as Batton Lash’s booth.
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A friend and I were talking about some old drive in theaters in the San Diego area I remember as a kid back in the 70s. I went to a couple, the Midway and the Frontier. But I also remember the old Campus which had the most beautiful neon sign. Well this article brought back tons of memories. If you like drive ins or remember some of these check out this article from the San Diego Reader that came out a few years ago.
The sample ads they have are exactly the ones I used to look through every week. Whil I wasnt a big Drive In goer since I prefered theaters, i did go to these and more importantly, lived around them so I saw them all the time. They were a beautiful relic of a time gone by.
Professor Brian Cox of Manchester University explains the importance of the Higgs-Boson discovery. Steven Hawking said he lost a $100 bet that they would find it. Oddly enough, while this discovery is one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, it’s disappointed a lot of scientists because it was discovered exactly as predicted. Most great scientific discoveries were the result of accidents or unexpected results.
If you are interested in understanding what all this stuff is about, Cox has an excellent primer on particle physics. There are two parts on youtube. Just click the link at the end of this video for part two.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my old friends and collegues Steve Englehart about his long career in comics, games, novels and television. Steve tells us about the early days of Marvel, how he got into comics, various details on the inner workings of Marvel and DC back in the day. He gave me a good interview but there are a few audio drop outs here and there. Please let me know if you enjoy these podcasts or if you have any requests for future interviews.