‘Net neutrality’: We’ll have to break it, to reestablish liberty (Video)

Can’t get back from here.

Obama and his BFF, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. (Image: NYT, Christopher Gregory)
Obama and his BFF, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. (Image: NYT, Christopher Gregory)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

San Francisco bookstore learns cost of $15 minimum wage the hard way

It’s the economics, stupid.

Non-viable, with a 39% increase in payroll costs. (Image via Ricochet)
Non-viable, with a 39% increase in payroll costs. (Image via Ricochet)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Ferguson-area cop reportedly warns residents, ‘Buy a gun, we can’t protect you’

Take arms against a sea of troubles.

Protester throws back a smoke bomb deployed by police, 13 August.  (Image: Reuters via UK Daily Mail)
Protester throws back a smoke bomb deployed by police, 13 August. (Image: Reuters via UK Daily Mail)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Breaking wind: NIMBYs, hostages, and other woes from the European wind wars

Winds of… wind.

Those darned Europeans are so attached to their picturesque views.  When it comes to wind power and wind-turbine farms, the honeymoon is over.  The bloom is off the rose.  Rate-payers, homeowners, holiday-makers: if you’re wind, it turns out that Europeans can quit you.

A growing annoyance

It was being reported ominously, two years ago, that the Dutch – the Western world’s quintessential pioneers of wind power – were really starting to be over wind.  Not only is it expensive and unreliable; it’s just so…unsightly.  In the 21st century, we aren’t talking pretty, old-fashioned windmills that creak gently and make the Netherlands look its postcard-landscape best.  We’re talking about those towering monstrosities in vast phalanges that whir menacingly, slaughter birds, and mar world-heritage vistas – all while, who knows, causing cancer to boot.

One year ago, Continue reading “Breaking wind: NIMBYs, hostages, and other woes from the European wind wars”

A reminder: Warnings about premiums going up under Obamacare were correct

We told you so. But so did analysts from the left and center.

The blogosphere is alive with the sound of Obamacare sticker shock.  The stories abound.  There are winners and losers with Obamacare, as was always promised.  Some people have to pay more, so that others may pay less.  Some people have to pay more so that things they may not even want will be covered (e.g., mental health and maternity services).  Plenty of people who didn’t bother to check into their health-insurance future before now are getting that letter from the insurance company, informing them that their insurance package of choice will no longer be offered after 31 December (it doesn’t comply with the Obamacare standards for coverage), or that their premiums will go up by 40%, 74%, or 107%.  Or more.

This poignant reader comment from the California Report website is typical: Continue reading “A reminder: Warnings about premiums going up under Obamacare were correct”