Bits, Bobs, and lots of Memes – February 17, 2013

The “left-right” paradigm is a product of history and coalition politics. There is no real dichotomy between the authoritarians on the “right” and the authoritarians on the “left.”. Both comprise gangs who are convinced they know what’s best for us.

The true dichotomy is between those who believe in voluntary cooperation and those who believe in coercion and force to “make” the world conform to their view of how things ought to be.

Which are you? – Ken Emanuelson

Reality Check: Did law enforcement intentionally set fire to the cabin where Chris Dorner was hiding?

Anyone else get confused why your 500 gig hard drive shows up as only 465?  What is the difference between GB and GiB?  Turns out it is a messy topic:

The definition of “kilo” (binary vs. decimal) affecting HDD capacity

Elizabeth Warren EMBARRASSES Bank Regulators At First Hearing

Economist Robert P. Murphy critiques President Obama’s State of the Union call for a $9 minimum wage.

Obama’s $9/Hour SOTU Minimum Wage

535423_561665497179137_489929887_nMagpul has now taken a stand against the second amendment  violators in their own state:
Colorado company threatens to leave state if gun bill passes

Quotes from their facebook page:

1: The excitement of battling powerful out of state interests with deep pockets! You get to do stuff you never thought you would.

Magpul takes out a full page ad in the Sunday Denver Post taking our case directly to the electorate. If you are in Colorado grab a paper this Sunday and share.

2: We’re hearing some rumors that the Gov and the Dem caucus think we are bluffing. Just to clarify for them, then…we’re not a political company. We don’t play political games. We’ve made our position very clear, very publicly. We would not survive lying to our customer base, nor would we ever consider it. If you pass this, we will leave, and you will own it. We’ve already got plans in place to get PMAG manufacturing moved rapidly, and the rest of the company will follow. We will make sure to at least have a small remain-behind operation through the 2014 elections so that we can remind folks why we are gone.


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