‘The Departed’ and Communist China: We Must Stop Feeding IP to the Hand That Bites Us

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In the great 2006 Martin Scorsese flick The Departed, undercover cop supervisor Martin Sheen says to undercover cop Leonardo diCaprio: “Microprocessors.  We’ll probably be at war with the Chinese in twenty-odd years – Costello is selling them military technology.  Microprocessors, chips, computer parts – anybody says anything about anything like that…you let us know.” “Costello” […]

Not All Lobbyists Are Created Equal – Or Are Equally Bad

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“Lobbyist” has become a dirty word in DC. As have many words and practices – that are expressly protected by the Constitution. Because DC is $4.5-trillion-per-year-in-spending and $1+-trillion-in-regulating – that is mostly antithetical to the Constitution. Behold the relevant portion of the Constitution’s First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law…abridging…the right of the people peaceably…to […]

Missile Defense Now – Beats Missile Defense in a Decade…Maybe

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The planet has a bit of a nuclear weapon proliferation problem. Many of the Good Guys have them. The US Nuclear Arsenal The Story of How Britain Got Nuclear Weapons France Has Lots of Nuclear Weapons India’s Nuclear Weapons Arsenal Keeps Getting Bigger and Bigger Included herein is a Good Guy – who may or […]

How Did Big Tech Get So Big? Massive Government Cronyism – Like Section 230

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Today’s thought foray – requires us to define a few terms.  First: Internet Service Providers (ISPs): The companies that have in the last quarter-century invested more than a trillion dollars – building the actual Internet.  Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner, AT&T, etc.  The companies that laid the Information Superhighway – upon which all the rest of […]

Vice President Pence Must Save Us from Elon Musk Syndrome

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Please allow a personal point of privilege at the outset: I REALLY like Mike Pence.  Zero sarcasm – I think he is a really good guy. Pence once saved my professional bacon – now more than a decade ago. I had scheduled a huge Capitol Hill anti-Fairness Doctrine press conference.  Lots of Senators and Congressmen […]

Big Crony Amazon Has Dumped $1.5 Million Into Seattle City Council Races

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That’s not a massive over-contribution at all. We’ve oft written about huge companies using their huge wallets – to dictate huge cronyism from huge governments. No gaggle of companies has done it more and more effectively – than the Big Tech companies. Silicon Valley Robber Barons Are Using Government As a Weapon Against Us Silicon […]

The NBA, China, the Bidens and Free Speech: The Ultimate Intellectual Property

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The National Basketball Association (NBA)’s ongoing, rolling self-emasculation continues apace and unabated. One League Guy called for freedom in Hong Kong from Communist China’s totalitarianism. And the League flashed into action – against the one League Guy. Since, a thousand and one League Guys have groveled, prostrated, genuflected or simply played really, REALLY stupid in […]

The Private Sector Is Yet Again Rushing to Save Us from Government

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The answer to everything even remotely policy-related – is less government. Because the original sin of everything even remotely policy-related – is too much government. Want to solve our health care “crisis” – ???  Undo the original government sins. After World War II – taxes were kept at during-WW II levels.  So in an end […]