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Repubblica Veneta

89% of Venetians want to secede from Italy. This report says the vote is "unofficial", presumably meaning that the clear will of the residents will be ignored in that democracy, but there it is: a modern case of secession, to set alongside that of Crimea.
 
While agreeing that small governments are preferable to big ones (because it's easier to walk away from them) I'm not a fan of secession as a "solution." Seems to me little more than a deck chair rearrangement. What's needed is outright abolition, a total dissolution of government as an utterly false and lethal idea.

Word Spreading

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I enjoy commenting on the very lively on-line forum run by The Guardian, and encourage Root Strikers to join me. Large numbers of left-of-center readers see what is posted. That is the newspaper that broke the Snowden story.

There is a system of "recommendations." You like a post, you give it thumbs-up. If one of mine receives a few, I know my day was not wasted. If one gets double digits, I'm very gratified. If my score hits 25 or 30, I'd go dancing in the street; if, that is, the lane outside could be called a "street" and if I could dance. Neither applies.

This week, one of mine attracted over three hundred. Seems I hit the jackpot, by scorning Obama's current hissy-fit against Putin. It included a link to a good LRC article on the subject.
 

Coding Boot Camps Can Get Students Jobs, CA is Busting Them

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This ReasonTV video reports on the California State harrassing learn-to-code bootcamps because they don't have state licenses.

When Killer Cops Get a Pass, There are Consequences

The police state is a long-term problem for the cops themselves notes this c4ssvideos video.

M for Malaysia

Don't know about you, but I find the mystery of the missing 777 quite riveting.
 
At the start of the week all was confusion and contradiction, but today the FedGov has said it's looking in the Indian Ocean, having info that MH 370 crossed back Westwards over the Malay peninsula. This is a nice confirmation that my own theory, published two days ago, might be correct.
 
Several days' delay - which may have been fatal for the 239 aboard if they did land and were awaiting rescue - resulted from Malaysian government reluctance to admit that while their radar had "seen" the plane leave the West coast Westwards, it had failed to reveal it entering the East coast from the East. Oops! Hey neighbor, we have a big gap in our defenses, come along in any time.
 
The heavily-beribboned and -bemedalled officer in charge of that radar system would be especially embarrassed to admit the failure. He might have to explain where the funds, provided for the purpose, were spent. On such government incompetence and corruption, lives hang.

V for Venezuela

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This Learn Liberty video documents the ongoing protests in Venezuela.

Support the Austrian Economics Research Conference

I will be presenting a talk entitled "Parental Obligations" at this year's Austrian Economics Research Conference, which is described in this misesmedia video.

Support the Austrian Economics Research Conference

I will be presenting a talk entitled "Parental Obligations" at this year's Austrian Economics Research Conference, which is described in this misesmedia video.

We Are All Ukranians

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This Learn Liberty video is a plea from a Ukranian protestor.

What's Wrong with American Politics?

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The director of Of By For, a dcomentary about American politics, reveals he does not understand the nature of the State in this ReasonTV video.

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