Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Beria’s Technique… As Applied to VW

The trick is keeping your victim alive… so that the beatings can continue. That was Lavrenti Beria’s dictum. Beria was Stalin’s secret police chief, the Soviet version of Nazi Germany’s SS chief, Heinrich...

GM Picks up the Pieces… Maybe

Diesels are coming back. Just not VW’s diesels. The German automaker, if not kaput, has tapped out of that market to focus - mea culpa! - on electric cars (which will render the...

VW’s Politically Incorrect Chick Car…

There are men’s - and women’s - clothes. Different cut, different colors, different emphasis. No one sane complains that either derogates the other. If anything, the opposite. Women’s clothes make women...

The Always Losing Argument

I read an article the other day, recommended by a friend, about “conservatives” and the futility of the reactionary politics that defines them. They are always looking backward, to a time...

Electric Seppuku

You have probably watched a samurai movie - and know about Seppuku. Ritual suicide to avoid the shame of being dishonored - particularly by defeat in war. VW is in the process...

Recycled Heroes

You may recall the Catholic Church's troubles with pedophile priests. The trouble wasn't just that some priests had an interest in little kids. It was that the Church was interested in covering...

The “Living” Constitution…

It’s said - approvingly, by some - that the Constitution is a “living” document. Imagine any other contract that was also “living.” That is, subject to unilateral changes according to the whim...

Cheap Gas – Big Problem

Expect gas prices to go up - a lot. Soon. Not because of dwindling supply. If anything, there is too much oil. From a certain perspective. Whether oil is abiotic (produced by geothermal or...

Fat Girl in a Bikini . . .

You may have read that GM killed the electric car. This isn’t true. The government did. The practical electric car, at any rate. By imposing car design edicts that have made it impossible (so...

“Environmentalism” and Rabies

When an animal catches rabies, in the end stages, it manifest bizarre, aggressive behavior. A normally shy raccoon will charge a human, growling and frothing at the mouth. There is only one...
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