Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 31 2014

Papers Please: Colorado Cops Declare War on Super Bowl

Police in Fort Collins, Colorado, are requesting all residents to register their Super Bowl parties, complete with threats of force. A notice from the Neighborhood Services Department on the city’s website warns potential partiers that without proper registration, they may face the consequences of a noise complaint and receive a visit from the police. The …

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Jan 22 2014

Illinois Gun Confiscation: Your Weed or Your Gun

Illinois state officials have unveiled a new proposal regarding medical marijuana – that residents choose between their weed or their guns. Most of the rules made public earlier this week pertain to how a patient may qualify for medical marijuana, such as proving a diagnosis of at least one of 41 “debilitating medical conditions,” such …

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Jan 19 2014

NH House Votes to Legalize Marijuana

After a lengthy debate, New Hampshire’s House of Representatives voted 170 to 162 in favor of House Bill 492, which seeks to legalize marijuana usage for adults 21 and over. The bill would authorize personal possession of up to one ounce and legalize wholesale, retail, and cultivation practices. However, it would also impose taxation and …

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Jan 14 2014

Mississippi Makes Moves to Track Ammo, Limit Self Defense

Mississippi is generally known for its support of the Second Amendment and the right to self defense. However, the last few days have seen two new and dangerous gun control bills enter the state House – House Bill 231 and House Bill 179. HB 231, introduced by Mississippi Representative Omeria Scott (D-District 80), proposes requiring …

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Jan 13 2014

11 Things Statists Taught Me About Being a Libertarian

Statists have truly taught me a lot about what it means to be a libertarian. Actually, they seem to know a whole lot more about it than I do. Through seemingly nonsensical debates, straw arguments, and name calling, I’ve begun to see the error of my ways. To show my appreciation for all that these …

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Jan 10 2014

California Wants Permits, Background Checks For Ammo (Again)

California lawmakers – Democrats, in particular – have announced that one of their main focuses for this legislative session is going to be to push stricter gun control. In particular, they are trying to revive Senate Bill 53, which would make it illegal to buy ammunition without an instant, on the spot comprehensive background check …

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Jan 09 2014

Kanye West Doesn’t Think New Digital Currency Coinye – Or Fishsticks – Is Funny

Coinye is a digital currency inspired by Bitcoin. According to creators, it started as a joke. Coinye – originally coined “Coinye West” – went viral and actually made Kanye West pretty mad. So naturally, Coinye became the real deal and even launched several days early. The coin features Kanye in the form as a fish, …

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Jan 06 2014

Chicago Gun Ban Declared Unconstitutional

U.S. District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang wrote in a 35-page opinion that Chicago’s 2010 ordinance banning gun sales in city limits is unconstitutional. The ban “goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms,” he wrote. The ruling came in a lawsuit …

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Jan 05 2014

Billion Dollar Video Game Company Runs on Voluntaryist Model

Imagine working for a successful, billion dollar company with no bosses, no hierarchy, and where all raises, bonuses, hiring, and firing is determined by a peer vote. Such a company exists, and it’s called Valve Corporation – the same company that is responsible for the known and loved video game titles Half-Life, Portal, Counter-Strike, and …

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Jan 03 2014

NY Residents to Fire Shots in Protest of SAFE Act

When colonists faced gun confiscation by the British in 1775, they confronted their enemies at the Concord Bridge with “the shot heard ’round the world.” Approximately 75,000 New Yorkers are planning to do the same in protest of the New York SAFE Act. “The Shot Heard ‘Round New York State” is being organized by the …

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