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Dear Clover…

A woman walks past a building decorated with eyes in Crimean city of Sevastopol

EPautos’ resident authoritarian apologist – Clover – let fly with the following intellectually (and grammatically) palsied, ethically crippled commentary in defense of dragnet-style, random and arbitrary “safety” checkpoints: Eric asking you to stop and talk for 10 seconds is in no way injurious to you. If you believe it is violence to be stopped then…

Vidcast: But There’d Be No Roads!

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Libertarians get hit with this dead fish all the time. Viz, that if coercive collectivism (take your pick, the Democratic variety or the Republican – or some other) were thrown in the woods, there’d be no roads! How would anyone get anywhere? The fallacy is obvious – or ought to be. Substitute other goods and…

Pay The Fine – Or Pay The Shyster

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Why is it effectively impossible to contest a traffic ticket without a lawyer? Emphasis on effectively. Yes, it’s possible to learn the legalisms and procedures; the dance steps that are required in order to perform before a judge. But – like trying to learn how to tango – it is a dance few non-lawyers ever…

Vidcast: Presumptive guilt

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This Vidcast was inspired by my muse, Clover, whose every view seems to be based on the idea of presumptive guilt. This is an idea similar to “pre-crime” – if you remember the movie (based on the novel by the great Phillip K. Dick) but takes things a step farther. Pre-crime at least focuses on…

Inspections

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Government is nonsense and force – assembled in either order. Those mandatory “safety” inspections most of us are forced to deal with every year, for instance. The presumption underlying them is, of course, that because some people are fools everyone must be presumed a fool. Smith does not take care of his vehicle; he drives…

Vidcast: Uncle Under The Hood

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I wrote the other day about the disappearing V-8 (and also the disappearing six). This Vidcast gets into all of that: Like a tsunami that hasn’t yet arrived, the seas appear calm. But there is an epic shift under way that will become increasingly obvious over the next several years, as we get within sight…

Cadillac and The Disappearing V-8

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Mourn with me. Cadillac – Cadillac! – no longer sells a single car powered by a V-8 engine. Or such will be the case in about two months, when 2014 fades to 2015. Come Jan. 1, all new Cadillac cars will be powered by fours or sixes. Some will be turbocharged. But none will larger…

BMW Clover

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Rolled up behind a BMW Clover the other day. Despite his “ultimate driving machine,” this “driver” apparently fears driving the speed limit – or even within 5 MPH of the speed limit: Which boggles me. I mean, why bother? Why buy a BMW? Or any vehicle with similar power/capability? Is there anything more absurd than…

If The Tesla D’s Such a Great Car…

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My teeth hurt. Over the past week, I’ve been assaulted by one “news” story after the next about the latest  fruit of government motors. Not GM. Tesla. The Model D. It is very slick! And very quick! It has all-wheel-drive! Not one but two electric motors (which isn’t new, by the way). Orgiastic comparisons with…