Take a Wrong Turn – Go Directly to Jail

Right now Mexico is at the center of a huge controversy over their arrest and imprisonment of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi for taking a wrong turn that led him to a border crossing. The trouble with border crossings is

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Living “Off-Grid” is Declared Illegal by a Moronic Florida Judge

We’re told endlessly that we must be responsible for the energy we use; that we must be energy-self-sufficient; that the world as we know it will literally come to an end of we don’t buy into the eco-frenzy. I have

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Petty Vancouver Bureaucrats and Their Hatred of Dogs and Dog Owners

A friend of mine lives in Vancouver’s Olympic Village. She is a delightful woman who happens to own a Whippet, an unusual-looking dog but a great companion.  As all dog owners in Vancouver, my friend is required to purchase a

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Petty Bureaucrats and their Crushing Need to Micro-Manage Our Lives

Petty bureaucrats come in all shapes, sizes and powers, as does their pathetic need to micro-manage every aspect of our lives. One doesn’t need to work for government to be a bureaucrat. They infest every corporation, large and small. They’ve

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Even the Rich and Famous must suffer the Fools of Airport Security

In the realm of human stupidity it’s hard to do worse than the intrepid fools who inhabit the ranks of airport security.  There common sense is verboten and the ability to think rationally… well, let’s just say it’s not welcome

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Prince Rupert School District Despises Freedom of Speech; Orders Teachers to Remove T-Shirts Promoting Section 2(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Imagine it… a school district, supposedly in charge of educating our children, deems the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to be “inappropriate”. No, I am not making this up. Prince Rupert School District No. 52 recently banned teachers from

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Every year stories of jackbooted thugs of the State dispensing the Spirit of Christmas warms my heart

    Every year there are stories of government agents dispensing the Spirit of Christmas.  They never fail to warm the depths of my heart. One story that caught my eye while scanning the headlines today was of Christian Critzer, a

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When is your private property not your own? Whenever a bureaucritter of the Nanny State says so.

Michel Beauchamp and Josee Landry's front yard garden

We like to believe that when we make the most expensive purchase of our lives, our family home, we’re actually the ones who own it.  It’s a fallacy, however, as more and more homeowners, if I can even call them

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Steven Boyd and Karen Bursey are the latest victims of Bureaucrat’s Rule #1

Anyone hanging out here for any length of time will already be familiar with Bureaucrat’s Rule #1, but for the benefit of any newcomers, here it is in all its repulsive glory: Bureaucrat’s Rule #1:  The Rules are More Important

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Canadian Patriotism: Fly the Canadian Flag, get a fine, have a lien placed against your property

Did you know that Canadians have no right to fly the Canadian flag?  As shocking as that sounds, as unpatriotic as that sounds, this is the reality here in the land of True North Strong and Free. Fly the Canadian

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Texas Judge Lanny Moriarty: Arbiter of Justice or Pathetic Little Tyrant?

Common sense.  It’s such a simple thing but it’s in such short supply in our world, isn’t it? The latest case of gross human stupidity to show up on my radar is that of  Texas Judge Lanny Moriarty, who felt

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Union County police fine man for the “crime” of saving his son’s life

It sounds absurd, I know, but that’s the net result of police actions in Winfield Park, New Jersey, earlier this month. Frank Roder thought he was doing a good thing when he took his son down to the Rahway River

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