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The New Cold War

In a fashion showdown, who wins — Rus Clothing or Moods of Norway?

Moods of Russia Moods of Norway

Moods of Norway h/t goes to Nick Gillespie

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Rarely used or yet to be revealed sports unifo...

  • From Herbert Spencer, the Right to Ignore the State: “If every man has freedom to do all that he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other man, then he is free to drop connection with the state — to relinquish its protection, and to refuse paying toward its support. It is self-evident that in so behaving he in no way trenches upon the liberty of others; for his position is a passive one; and whilst passive he cannot become an aggressor. It is equally self-evident that he cannot be compelled to continue one of a political corporation, without a breach of the moral law, seeing that citizenship involves payment of taxes; and the taking away of a man’s property against his will, is an infringement of his rights.
  • Skip Oliva Blackouts & Antitrust: “While the NFL’s contracts with various television networks reserve Sunday and Monday telecasts, surely the NFL could reserve a Friday or Saturday evening slot so that a highlighted game could be played with less disruption to the participating clubs. Well, the NFL doesn’t have that option, in large part because federal antitrust law severely restricts the ability of the NFL — and only the NFL — to televise live games on Fridays and Saturdays.”
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Coat of arms of Albania

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The Zoological Museum - St. Petersburg, Russia

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A Julia set

  • Gavin McInnes10 Things I Hate About LA: “Famous people are freaks. That’s why Tilda Swinton is sleeping in a Plexiglas box outside MoMA right now. The reverence these people get is even more disturbing. An actor is merely repeating lines he read an hour ago, and he’s doing it the way the director told him to a second ago. It’s not a craft. It’s karaoke without singing.”
  • San Jose Mercury News:  “The state of California has filed a civil case against everyone — literally, the whole world — seeking to validate $8.6 billion in voter-approved bonds for its $69 billion high-speed rail project.”
  • Scott LocklinNerds Behaving Badly: “We laugh at a country that puts feminists in jail for desecrating a Church; maybe the Russians have the right idea.”
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Polski: Wektorowa podobizna Stevena Seagala

KAZAN. Sabantui, a Tatar festival.

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  • Daniel Kalder: “…Felix Dzerzhinsky had a soul. He knew the pangs of love, the joys and sorrows of family. He advocated tolerance, openness, freedom, fairness, balance- in family life anyway. In his career as a fanatical communist and mass murderer he had no problem with imposing his viewpoints on millions, via the barrel of a gun if necessary. If only they’d invented television, and Oprah, earlier. Felix might have found another, less catastrophic, career.”
  • From the Man, Economy & Sport blog: “I wonder if the [Green Bay] Packers’ unique ownership structure might not be a working model for organizing a local government along more libertarian lines. Imagine a city where you sold shares to raise revenue for capital projects — building roads, fire stations, et al. — and limited the number of shares any one person could purchase at a time. Shareholders could vote for directors (city councilors) and for or against charter revisions (bylaws), but they could not sell the shares for profit or otherwise enjoy any special privileges. And when you needed to raise money for another capital project, you could just sell more shares. Operating expenses would then be paid through user fees — after all, Packers shareholders still have to buy tickets to actually attend games.”

Green Bay Packers uniform: 1984–1988

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