Daily Archives: March 25, 2011

Syria Joins The Club

Right now there is an elite list of Middle Eastern dictatorships that have either collapsed in recent weeks [1] [2] or are tottering rather badly [3] [4].  To that illustrious list we can add Syria [5].  Syria’s dictatorship, despite its … Continue reading

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The Origin of Police States

If you are a citizen of Hillsborough County, Florida, odds are you are unaware that the crime information for the county (as well as unsolved crimes where the police and sheriff’s office are actively seeking informers) is posted online.  Now, … Continue reading

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