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Do “Blue Lives” Matter?

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Do “blue lives” matter more than other lives? According to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, they do. He signed a new law last week making attacks on armed government workers – you know, cops – a “hate crime” subject to harsher and additional penalties than would otherwise apply. Edwards – a former armed government worker…

2016 BMW X1

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Well, this is weird. Doing the background research I always do before I start to spew my opinion about a new car, I discovered that while the “compact” size BMW X1 is smaller on the outside than the “mid-size” X3, it actually has more room inside for people. And almost exactly the same amount of…

A Libertarian Lexicon

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Well, an EPautos Libertarian Lexicon! I get asked frequently about the meaning of some commonly used terms, known to EPautos regulars but less well-known to people new to this corner of the Libertarian universe. These form the core lingua franca of the dialogue here, but much more important, they serve as a convenient shorthand for conveying certain…

Get Magnetized!

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We’re a bit behind for the month so far. Please see the other rant (here) I posted earlier this week about the pressure facing publishers these days to whore themselves out by agreeing to litter their sites with “SEO” keywords and “Sponsored Content” (the sponsored – whored out – part never overtly mentioned, in order…

Hillary Wants You to Drive 55… Again

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Donald Trump doesn’t want to Drive 55 – but Hillary does. Well, she wants us to drive 55. The Dear Leader’s armored limo, of course, is not subject to any speed limits. They are for the Little People (that’s us) only. And if Hillary becomes Dear Leader, we may be driving 55 again. Here she…

2016 Chevy Cruze

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The Chevy Cruze was the last man standing – so to speak. It was the only other affordable diesel-powered car you could buy … other than VW’s diesel-powered cars. Which you can’t buy anymore. At least not now. Not until Uncle says ok. Which he may never. That left the Cruze diesel. It cost more than…

Affronting Huitzilopochtli

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With real crimes – that is, actions that result in real harm to real people – it is easy enough to objectively define the crime. You either did – or didn’t take something that belongs to someone else. You either did – or did not – hurt someone else. If you did, then it’s right…

2016 Ford Focus “Triple”

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I have a three cylinder motorcycle. A “triple.” For a 400 pound bike, it’s plenty. But how about a 2,900 pound car? A 3,000 pound-plus car, once you add you. Well, me. But the Ford Focus manages – probably because its “triple” makes 123 hp – which is a lot of power for a 1…

An Update

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Here’s a quick little video showing the new, larger and magnetized EPautos logo: These are pretty cool in that they are transferable from car to car (or toolbox or fridge). If they prove to be more popular than the original stickers, they’ll be the new default standard. I’d love to hear from you guys about…

Full Service is Back . . . If Uncle Allows it

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Maybe you remember full-service gas stations. Not like in New Jersey today. Where – by law – you ‘re forced to wait for a lout (whoops, “attendant”) to slouch on over and eventually gas up your car … and usually, your fender, too. He takes his time, doesn’t care whether your time matters. And you…