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June 2, 2015 by Phil Osborn
I feel as though I've suddenly been dropped into Orwell's 1984, where actions are masked by words whose meanings  have been carefully contorted to match a hidden PC standard.  Any subject matter that does not fit the purposes of the puppet masters is excluded via marginalization. 

My central thesis, part A:

There are ways and means to get at the truth in nearly every situation. 

First, you have to be free to consider the possibilities regardless of how...
October 2, 2011 by Phil Osborn
Update: 090512  Note that I am starting a NEW BLOG, as I'm sure that I am going to hit the limit pretty soon, which used to be 512K, I think.  Also, who wants to wade thru all this?  Not ME!  So, the new news is no news about the KPFK/Occupy deal - at least any that I'm privy to, and then there's a lot of nonsense and wild speculation on my part, if anyone cares...  Wow, doesn't that just GRAB ya?  I know that you're asking yourselves: ...
October 3, 2010 by Phil Osborn
EastAsia is our friend and ally.  Oceana is our enemy.  Oh, wait...

For the past few months, I've been looking around for a replacement for my tiny little wonderful Creative Zen Nano (MP3, voice recorder, FM + recorder, storage, AAA).  I've had two of them now for several years, and they're seen Yeoman service, going with me for regular workouts at Ballys, occasionally getting drenched in the jacuzzi when I forget to remove the device from my keys pouch.  The only weakness...
September 21, 2010 by Phil Osborn
It sounded so very hopeful, and I heard it on KPFK's "Digital Village," a good source in general for what's hot in the digital memesphere.  Perhaps in response to the Progressive X-Prise for the first production car to excede 100mpg, the feds have launched a whole slew of challenges in all kinds of areas, with prizes and publicity to entice people to think of new solutions.

One of these challenges immediately attracted my attention:   the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize  ht...
December 26, 2009 by Phil Osborn
Regarding the Resolution to Save Education in California:The following resolution was sent to members and other attendees of the local Orange County, Ca  Patrick Henry Democratic Club by the club organizer Mark Hull-Richtor: http://phdc-oc.org/home.html Whereas, the top students in California and elsewhere are eligible to attend the University of California, unlike private universities that allow students with much lower grade point averages to buy their way in or use their family...
April 8, 2009 by Phil Osborn
As Tax Day approaches yet again, the unwary taxpayer is faced with even more than the usual obstacles this year.  For one, the libraries, short on cash, cannot seem to stock more than the most basic forms.  The other forms are collated in binders with the hope that no one will simply rip them out or re-order them at random after copying - assuming that the copier is working on that day.  If it is, then good luck on the quality.  The libraries charge 15 cents per copy, tw...
November 9, 2008 by Phil Osborn
Actually, Obama is not being radical enough:

Here's the real solution, meeting the criteria of political possibility, practical economics and maximization of actual justice:

Give every U.S. citizen $1million.   ...  ~$300trillion total  Just roll those presses.

This bypasses the whole "credit-crunch" debancle and gets the cash into the market to get production demand rolling again.  It takes care of most of the mortgage problems.  It takes care of most...
March 16, 2006 by Phil Osborn
Update: April 23rd...Wow! Has it been that long? No, I didn't break my foot, altho it hurt like it for a while.As to the ongoing ALH&Co. case, I filed my motion in response to the Receiver's motion to make me and a lot of other people "partners" in ALH&Co. after the fact. I realize that the Receiver was simply trying to satisfy the IRS, and the IRS filed their own motion, in fact, in essence assuring the Receiver and the Judge that if we were all declared "partners," then the IRS would hardly ...
January 3, 2006 by Phil Osborn
Anarchists in general have not always been consistent on this issue of "crime" and "punishment." I, however, am. The snapshot of "anarchist justice" that I am about to provide was innovated and refined originally in the late '60's by various individuals involved in the "agorist," anarcho-capitalist, or libertarian movements, most especially Linda and Morris Tannehill, in their classic "The Market for Liberty," and Jarret Wollstein in his series in the "Rational Individualist" entitled "Public Se...
September 17, 2005 by Phil Osborn
For a more complete discussion of the Anthony Hargis story, see my previous article

I recently received a letter from the Justice Dept. informing me that no one had shown up to represent Anthony Hargis & Company at the most recent hearing and so the Judge had decided to decide the issues himself. Then, this past week, the Court Receiver informed me that the Judge had decided to award everything to the IRS, even though they have not presented any proof for their claims, while the hundreds of...