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Taking out the Terrorists with your Handgun: No Bag Limit… or No Bag?

Every time I see this sticker on a car or truck in the United States, I roll my eyes:

“Gun Owner — No Bag Limit,” the “terrorist hunting permit” reads. There’s a pistol in the background. The message isn’t too subtle: thanks to the 2nd Amendment and gun ownership rights, those terrorists are on [...]

Will There Be a Terrorist Attack At Moogfest?

Today sees the beginning of Moogfest down in Ashville, North Carolina. It’s a multi-day event that synthesizes the intersection of technology and art.

Moogfest sounds like a lot of fun. Yet, according to one conspiracy theorist, the festival could become a bloodbath.

David Chase Taylor, who writes under the pseudonym “Truther”, warns that “there is [...]

Excuse Me, Officer (If You See Something, Say Something)

Yes, Officer, a boulder. A granite boulder, headed down I-681. No, Officer, I’m sure it was not a person dressed as a granite boulder. No, Officer, I know my schist when I see it. No, Officer, I didn’t mean anything personal by that. Well, that’s the thing, Officer, this was not your standard run-of-the-mill [...]

Are You Allergic To Exploding Gluten?

Some evidence suggests that, although gluten can explode, the lack of gluten may also result in explosions. The Denver Post warns, for example, of the “exploding gluten-free market”. [...]

USA Saved From 60 Million Terrorist Spaniards By NSA Spying

The only explanation for this latest revelation is that 60 million Spaniards were poised to launch a terrorist attack against us innocent Americans. [...]

Calculating the Incalculable Loss

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

What’s the Problem with Unchecked Government Spying? Visit the FBI Vault and Find Out

Over the last month, it’s been revealed that the United States government has been sweeping up unlimited amounts of data on private internet use, e-mail, text messaging, phone calls, and even postal traffic, all without warrants. What’s wrong with that? The most direct, literal answer is that it’s a violation of the Fourth Amendment of [...]

Congress: Chronically Unprepared for National Preparedness Month

Last year, a resolution declaring September 2012 to be “National Preparedness Month” for fighting the War on Terror wasn’t introduced until halfway through September. It didn’t pass the Senate until September 22. In 2010, a resolution declaring National Preparedness Month wasn’t introduced until September 15. The text of the “National Preparedness Month” resolution of 2007 [...]

Which Kills More: Terrorists Or Air Polluters?

Reducing air pollution doesn’t involve the creation of a new cabinet department, starting new wars, or violating the Bill of Rights, but as you can see, it’s a much more deadly problem than terrorism. [...]

What Is The Great Brazilian Menace?

Is there a Brazilian terrorist menace? When you dance the Bossa Nova, do you dance with Osama Bin Laden’s ghost? [...]

NSA Military Spying Against Americans Stopped Jillions of Terrorist Attacks, Clapper Says

James Clapper knows that, as long as his electronic spying system is classified, he can make whatever claims of success he likes. Who’s going to try to verify his claims, after all? No one is conducting real oversight. The justifications for the massive daily violation of Americans’ constitutional rights are themselves top secret. [...]