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  • Welcome Silvio Canto Jr. to our order of bloggers. It is long overdue.

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  • My View by Silvio Canto, Jr.

    Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Sunday, April 19, 2015 1:00 AM
    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan

    You can't do immigration reform by executive order


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    Silvio Canto, Jr.
    4/19/2015 1:00:08 AM
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          You can't do immigration reform by executive order http://t.co/VWUkmhpHcz via Scantojr Silvio Canto, Jr. (SCantojr) April 18, 2015  Tags: Immigration reform should not happen by executive decree  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks       

    The GOP field and a few other thoughts about 2016


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    Silvio Canto, Jr.
    4/18/2015 10:30:00 PM
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          Saturday April 18: The GOP field and a few other thoughts about 2016.... http://t.co/ER4nrVi7lW Silvio Canto, Jr. (SCantojr) April 18, 2015  Tags: 2016 GOP field  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks       


    The Scratching Post

    K T Cat
    Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:04 AM
    The ramblings of an amateur missionary.

    Always Shop The Cheapest Store First


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    K T Cat
    4/18/2015 9:04:30 AM
    I'm throwing a Jamaican-themed bash for some of my Cursillo brothers tonight, so yesterday I was running hither and yon (mostly hither), picking up ingredients. Among many other stops, I drove to K'nB to pick up some good Caribbean rum. Right next door was Windmill Farms, a specialty grocery store, akin to Whole Foods and Sprouts.I needed some Chayote for a pickle dressing and since I've never bought it before, I wasn't sure if the Albertsons near my house (my planned last stop) would carry it. I went into Windmill Farms and before you knew it, I was picking up a lot of the fruits and vegetables on my list, fearing Albertsons wouldn't have them or would have unripe ones.Big mistake. Not only did Albertsons have them all, they[...]

    Yellow With Bee


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    K T Cat
    4/17/2015 10:08:26 AM
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    Left Coast Rebel

    Friday, April 17, 2015 2:53 PM
    Limited-government, conservative, libertarian-leaning, constitutional anti-statist perspective on news, politics, and current events

    The Plant Whisperer


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    4/17/2015 2:53:33 PM
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    Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

    Golden Oldie: Hillary Clinton & the Unintended Consequences of Raising the Minimum Wage


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    4/16/2015 3:48:44 PM
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    I heard last night that Hillary stiffed the wait staff at Chipotle for a tip. What is with Democrat millionaires who don't have enough empathy to help someone make more than minimum wage when they're serving them? I understand Obama is famous for not leaving tips as well. That got me to thinking about a very telling story Hillary told on the campaign trail in 2008, about a child whose waitress mother got a raise in the minimum wage, but got her hours cut back, so she wasn't any better off. Here's the post I ran back in February of 2013. Doesn't sound as if Hillary has learned anything since then (other than how to wipe a server): I was originally thinking of including this example in the piece earlier today, about Obama's[...]


    W.C. Varones

    W.C. Varones
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 5:57 AM
    Thoughts of a radical libertarian Jeffersonian vegan militant bicyclist populist capitalist pig in San Diego navigating GD II... and friends.

    End ECB Dick-Tatorship


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    W.C. Varones
    4/15/2015 5:57:51 AM
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    A woman just jumped up on the table at Mario Draghi's press conference and dumped confetti all over his head.Her T-shirt was classic.

    Widespread appeal


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    W.C. Varones
    4/13/2015 7:34:04 AM
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    Source: WSJ.


    The Liberator Today

    B-Daddy
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 12:07 AM
    Government growth threatens our liberty and our prosperityA liberty movement blog

    Short Term Rentals and the Sharing Economy


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    B-Daddy
    4/11/2015 12:07:10 AM
    Single family housing that used for short-term vacation rentals through web services such as Airbnb or VRBO have gotten negative attention here in San Diego of late.  Even though the complainants point to specific behaviors they dislike, the underlying tone of the discussion is that they don't like the sort of people who come America's Finest City to vacation.  I am probably not going to persuade those folks, because their argument is rooted in emotionalism to which they will not admit.  For the rest of us who realize that sometimes real problems arise from short term rentals, I think we need to propose a light regulatory touch that purges the worst abuses.  Technology, primarily the internet, is lowering[...]

    Let's #racetogether for Racism


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    B-Daddy
    3/22/2015 3:12:28 PM
    I am sure you have heard of Starbucks' ridiculous effort to show that they're contributing to moving America forward on the issue of race, with a hashtag #racetogether. Of course, this effort will be heavily lampooned, see Iowahawk's entry for starters. (By the way, how is the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag working out?)  However, I wanted to take on the issue head-on.      The real purpose behind efforts such as Starbucks' #racetogether is to delegitimize white people's voices, by continuously hectoring them over their supposed ongoing racism. Well, besides being an effort in colossal corporate ass-covering, just in case someone notices that all those baristas are persons of pallor, if you[...]


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    Friday, April 10, 2015 10:44 AM
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    The Latest War on Women and Minorities


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    dawnwildman
    4/10/2015 10:44:59 AM
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    Every once in a while a piece of legislation is introduced here in California that just completely makes me flip my lid. Now it has happened again. The piece of legislation that is creating more Nanny State and less Manifest Destiny is SB 8 offered by Bob Hertzberg of CA Senate District 18. This bill would tax services offered by small businesses. So just think, the myriad of Vaping and Hooka stores that have cropped in my neighborhood would now have to tax your experience. The small nail shop owner, the hairdresser you have been going to since you were in college, all of these services could potentially be taxed.The worst part of the bill is that Hertzberg actually believes this would enhance the states business[...]

    Do Not Pass Go Ethics in California


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    dawnwildman
    10/14/2014 3:33:15 PM
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     At the end of this legislative session in California Governor Brown vetoed a few bills that, the legislature passed in Sacramento, which dealt with ethics. His reason was that he did not want to make the ethical practices the elected in Sacramento must follow to be made any more complex. Huh? Given that under his watch three separate Senators have been indicted on various federal and state charges ranging from voter fraud to gun running, how complicated are the current ethics rules?This gave me pause as to how complicated it must be already for these guys given their current legal troubles, so I went looking for the complex ethics one must follow if ever elected in our great state. Listed below are some of the ethical[...]


    Temple of Mut

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 9:36 PM
    Shrine of Flaming Capitalism

    Canto Talk - Feb. 12th: Third Annual Valentine's Day Show


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    mutnodjmet13
    2/10/2015 9:36:37 PM
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    Dear Readers: Silvio Canto, Jr. and I wanted to invite everyone to join us for the 3rd annual Valentine's Day Show on Canto Talk (click HERE 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST for the live show or later for the archived podcast).The featured topic will be famous Television and Movie couples. After all the chaos and tragedy, I thought we needed a break from heavy history. We are also inviting listeners to call in with their favorites: 646-478-4933.My #1 Favorite TV Couple: Morticia and Gomez from The Addams Family.The Addams Family started out as a cartoon:The Addams Family is a group of fictional characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams. The Addams Family characters include Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch,[...]

    Canto Talk, Jan.22: Soothing Harp Music and Disturbing Security News


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    mutnodjmet13
    1/22/2015 7:47:14 AM
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    Dear Readers: I am thrilled to be chatting with Silvio Canto, Jr. this week on CANTO TALK. I will be on this Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 (7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST). CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SHOW OR ARCHIVED PODCAST.One of the guests on the show will be an exquisitely beautiful artist I have connected with via Facebook, who plays like an angel. Joanna Mell is a Celtic Harpist, who renditions of traditional tunes have had a healing effect on my soul as I cover the chaos that has become the current news cycle.As I am a big fan of The Dresden Files book series about wizards, fairies, vampires, and other fantasy creatures, I wanted to feature this Carolan tune Si Beg, Si Mor (The Fairies of the Small Hill and the Big Hill).In fact, what[...]


    Beers with Demo

    Dean
    Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:04 PM
    A blog for the unwashed and well-read

    Football rules changes...? You've come to the right place


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    Dean
    1/31/2015 2:04:56 PM
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        Theres no denying that over the last few decades most all on-field rules changes made by the NFL have been exercises in increasing offense and scoring. This has created an arms race in a sense where the pendulum swings back and forth between the NFL offenses and NFL defenses whereby the offenses get aided by rules changes and the defenses counter with a combination of innovative schemes and superior athletes. To wit, for years, its been conventional wisdom that the best athletes in the world were in the NBA. Now days, we would add NFL defensive backs and possibly outside linebackers/rush ends into that mix (you dont think dudes like Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis and J.J. Watt can ball a little?).But[...]

    If we are going to get ahead of ourselves...


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    Dean
    1/5/2015 11:17:34 AM
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        *Youre loving this 4-team college football playoff format, arent you? Youve been loving the weekly unveiling of the top 4 teams every Tuesday night that was must-see T.V. for East Coasters and must-listen radio/must-interwebbing for us work-a-daddies on the West Coast, yeah? And you totally ate-up those semi-final games on New Years Day, didnt you? But youre a greedy one, right? We know what youre thinking, you dirty bird: Now, that youve wet your beak on this particular playoff format, youre of the mind that if 4 teams are good, 8 is better. Did we feel you on that?Well, pump the breaks, there, champ.There are certain logistical details within an 8-team format that need to be overcome, the chief[...]


    Word Warrior of So Cal

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 1:10 PM
    Just another WordPress.com site

    A STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH STRANGELY DETACHED FROM REALITY.


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    barrycjacobsen
    1/21/2015 1:10:15 PM
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    A psychiatrist once told me that the difference between a neurotic and a psychotic is that while the neurotic merely makes castles in the sky, the psychotic lives in themBy that definition our President might be psychotic; or at the least deeply delusional. He painted a verbal picture of a world security situation that exists only in his mind; in which he has solved every problem, and only global warming and the Republican Congress are a threat on the horizon.Oddly,PresidentObamafailed to say a word about Al Qaeda or Islamic fundamentalism. Nor the collapse today of the friendlygovernment in Yemen to Shia rebels loyal to the Ayatollahs in Iran. Yemen was a country he touted inlast year's State of the UnionAddressas a model[...]

    HYPOCRISY DOES NOT NEGATE HISTORICALITY OF PARIS MARCH


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    barrycjacobsen
    1/13/2015 12:15:52 PM
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      While some 40 world leaders came togetherMondayin Paris to lead a massive march through the streets, in solidarity against terrorism and for the freedom of the press, a London School of Economics student named Daniel Wickham watched with scorn and amusement; all too aware of the hypocrisy on display. Here were leaders or representatives of governments whose policies towards the press have not been without blemish, to say the least. Deciding to shame them (how sweetly nave are the young: we old folk know politicians know no shame) he tweeted the records of many of these nation's records regarding freedom of the press; perhaps attempting to turn this moment of tragedy into one of farce.The kid is right, of course: the[...]


    Doo Doo Economics Blog

    Doo Doo Econ
    Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:06 AM
    Doo Doo Economics are the policies of overspending, printing money, neglecting the key economics issues, bad science and promoting entitlement programs which all add up to higher taxes during a recession and economic unsustainablility.

    Windows 10 is Cool


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    Doo Doo Econ
    10/16/2014 3:06:33 AM
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            This article is being written on the technical preview of Windows 10. It is impressive and exciting to see a real improvement aimed at desktop productivity.My motivation for reviewing Windows 10 on one of my Virtual Machine (VM) servers is to understand the future of Microsoft Windows Apps. Out of the gate, Windows 10 addresses my primary concerns. Apps tiles are now wonderfully integrated into the classic Windows Start button.    The future of Windows apps looks bright. This new apps interface is terrific and a huge improvement over Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Windows apps now use their inherent responsive design model to resize throughout the desktop environment.The Windows 8 style[...]

    ObamaVirus: Enterovirus (HEV D68) Timeline of Events podcast


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    Doo Doo Econ
    10/15/2014 8:14:21 AM
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      Before beginning this timeline there are two alarming facts to keep in mind.This current enterovirus strain appears more severe than previous strains.If diseases were spread to American children through the Obama Administration's unilateral amnesty and relocation programs, enterovirus is just one of many pathogens in the exposure.Per USA Today:A dozen Colorado children have been diagnosed with polio-like paralysis, Wolk said. Although all of the children had a respiratory virus before muscle weakness set in, only four tested positive for enterovirus D68, he said. Most have gone home and are in rehabilitation."We're optimistic that a number of them, if not the majority, will gain some functionality back," Wolk said.This[...]


    Shane Atwell's Blog

    Shane Atwell
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:00 AM
    Defending Capitalism from its Enemies Abroad, Parasites at Home and Alleged Friends

    Reaching Students Through Book Reviews


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    Shane Atwell
    1/22/2013 5:00:11 AM
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    This blog doesn't get a lot of traffic, so I pay attention to those posts that do. Most of the all-time favorites are ones that have been featured in other, higher-traffic blogs, like one on Walmart and the DHS that made it onto some kind of right-wing e-mail list and one on collective bargaining that was featured on Mish's site.     One post that has gotten consistent readership and strange little spikes (e.g. 260 pageviews this last month despite being two years old) is my review of Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt. The book is a defense of socialism and was recommended to me by a leftist college (biology) professor. He read it for his professors' book club. No doubt it's assigned reading in many classes around the[...]

    In Search of Where We Went Wrong


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    Shane Atwell
    1/16/2013 8:46:01 AM
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    First a big thanks to Leslie Eastman, the most link generous blogger I know, fellow SLOB and now frequent contributor to College and Legal Insurrection. She tells a good story and makes a big effort to pull together the thoughts and posts of other bloggers. She's been quoting my e-mails and throwing me links in her posts, which makes me remiss in not posting something new here.WARNING: this post has no conclusion. Its just a description of an intellectual journey half over. Call it a thematic compendium of book blurbs.    Where did we go wrong? This question has been bothering me for years. We started out with a near perfect system of government, as close as could have been achieved given the knowledge of the[...]


    United Networks -News & Wires [Hillary-Clinton]

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    GOP presidential hopefuls launch united front vs. Dem challenger Hillary Clinton


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    (22:58 UTC) FOX: GOP presidential hopefuls launch united front vs. Dem challenger Hillary Clinton

    GOP presidential hopefuls launch united front vs. Hillary


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    (11:34 UTC) FOX: GOP presidential hopefuls launch united front vs. Hillary


    Bing News [Hillary-Clinton]

    Monday, January 01, 0001 12:00 AM
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    At N.H. summit, GOP hopefuls take aim at Hillary Clinton


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    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, along with a cadre of fellow Republicans, took the stage Saturday at New Hampshire's "First in the Nation" summit, parading a conservative record and taking careful aim at the GOP presidential field's common target ...

    Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, GOPers crack jokes at FITN summit about Hillary Clintons luggage, questions if she is 'above the rules'


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    NASHUA, N.H. It was the biggest field of potential Republican White House hopefuls the Granite State has ever seen on the trail, but it was the Democrats they came to assail. The GOP contenders loosed their sharpest rhetorical arrows at President Obama ...


    Legal Insurrection - Leslie Eastman

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