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The Boy(s) Who Shouted ‘National Security!’

Posted in Government, In the News, Politics with tags , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by Xajow

Some people out there prefer to defend the government more and more in the name of national security. The government is supposed to keep us safe, they say. And to a certain extent they are correct. But the question remains: is what the government is doing in the name of national security actually keeping us safe? Some people, like myself, are rather skeptical of all the claims of national security to cover all the things we uneducated citizens are not supposed to question the government doing. Why? Well, the case of Rahinah Ibrahim is a good example. Continue reading

Opaque Is the New Transparency

Posted in Government, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2013 by Xajow

When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar. Get it? When is transparency not transparency? When the Obama administration claims to be the most transparent administration in history. Get it? No? Well, that is okay. It is not really funny anyway. It’s more… creepy. Why would I say that? Well, read on, MacDuff, and I shall explain why. Continue reading

The Most Ridiculous Political Spin I Have Seen in a Long Time

Posted in Argumentation, Government, In the News, Libertarianism, Morality, Philosophy, Politics, Propaganda with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2012 by Xajow

And I still remember the whole “depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is” nonsense.

Anyway, here is the deal: President Obama, some days ago, said this: Continue reading