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Ah, Decency and Good Judgment, We Won’t Be Needing You Anymore
By: Barry Belmont
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Sanctity of Squirrel Life Sunday: Jerk Cop Edition
By: Barry Belmont

Don’t you love when there’s no consequences for your actions? Big, important police officer’s gotta show nature who’s boss…

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In God We Trust
By: Barry Belmont

If you haven’t yet heard, Representative Randy Forbes (R-Va) has put forth a House Resolution to reaffirm the national motto as ‘In God We Trust’ by posting this motto on many public buildings including court houses, schools, and practically all governmental buildings. The bill has over sixty co-sponsors and is advancing to the floor of [...]

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Intellectual Property, Insomnia, and Lulz
By: Barry Belmont

What happens when you combine eclectic, off-the-wall musical tastes, a healthy sense of mockery for intellectual property, and an unceasing bout of insomnia? Well…a post like this. Some of you may recall from our (three?) intellectual property meetings that things can get awful tricky when trying to parse out copying ideas, borrowing themes, being influenced, [...]

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What a Concept…
By: Barry Belmont

The ASUN recently announced (though it was long rumored) that the final funding period for clubs would not be observed as the organization had run out of club funding. And in typical WTF GOVERNMENT? style logic, the commissioners in charge seem to glean over the point entirely, managing to not only not take away the [...]

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Breast Milk Ice Cream
By: Barry Belmont

Yep, you read right: breast milk ice cream. While arguing about the more sensible issue of organ donation markets, my debating partner claimed that you are not currently legally allowed to buy or sell human breast milk because the FDA would have no way to regulate it (citing this as a reason why there shouldn’t [...]

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Anonymous vs. Westboro Baptist Church
By: Barry Belmont

This is probably the hardest tangle of political philosophy as I can think of. Cyberattacks, theft, free speech, rules of decorum, and standing up for Truth and Justice… Who’s right and who do we want to be right? Are they different?

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Anecdotes from the Abolishment
By: Barry Belmont

So today’s Abolish ASUN carnival was fairly successful. We demonstrated what government spending looks like, saw spontaneous order form from free individuals, and generally demolished Statist argument (much to admiration of onlookers, while those arguing in favor of the institution clearly backpeddled from position to position). But I wanted to share some various anecdotes of [...]

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A ‘Prayer’ for Egypt (from the people you expect to spell it ‘Moslem’)
By: Barry Belmont

It’s remarkable that people can have literally the best intentions possible (for instance wishing to prevent WWIII) and yet with the wrong set of thoughts, facts, and theories about the universe come off as crazy, slightly prejudicial, and at the very least, a little silly. This is a video of a Christian woman asking for [...]

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Politics Through Facebook
By: Barry Belmont

Whenever someone shows me a political debate they’ve had on their Facebook I can’t help feeling it goes a bit like this: Something like that at least…

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