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Living Freedom by Claire Wolfe. Musings about personal freedom and finding it within ourselves.

Want to Comment on a blog post? Look for and click on the blue No Comments or # Comments at the end of each post.

Archive for the ‘Poly-Ticks’ Category

Claire Wolfe

Monday links

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Okay, not hermitting yet. So here are some newslinks.

  • Just vaporware so far, but Forbes thinks cops might soon add ‘Net-connected guns to their growing arsenal of monitoring gear.
  • Nastiest political tactic of the year: siccing SWAT teams on your opponents and critics.
  • A southerner apologizes for bigotry. But with the southerner being Fred Reed, things don’t quite come out the way northern liberals might wish.
  • Nooz you can use (if you’re really into alternative housing): grain-bin homes. (I love the stuccoed one, but I’d like to know how you keep these things from getting hotter than the hinges of heck, long about August.) Tip o’ hat, MJR.
  • More nooz to use: how successful people handle toxic people.
  • Mike V. on blood dancers and 4th-gen. warfare.
  • You forgot to add how useful those bags are for picking up dog poop. I live in a blue state and the closer you go to civilization, the more likely it is that you’ll have to bring your own cloth shopping bags. Misguided political correctness.
Claire Wolfe

Tuesday links

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Claire Wolfe

Monday links

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Finally, via Keith in a comment over at Joel’s Gulch, here’s a funny for ya. The Expert. If you’ve been in the corporate world you’ll identify.

Claire Wolfe

Wednesday links

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Claire Wolfe

You have “near-zero” influence on U.S. policy

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Yeah, I know this actually came out last spring. But in this iteration of the news they keep using the word “startling.” Somebody is actually startled by this???

It’s rather like being startled by the sun rising in the east. A chancre turning out to be syphilitic. Or a politician lying. Still the study (early draft here) could be worth sharing with your “vote-to-make-a-difference” friends. Full study due out this fall, so we’re not months behind the news here; we’re months ahead of the next round of shock! Dismay! And we must DO SOMETHING about this!

(H/T MtK)

Claire Wolfe

Links that say a lot about the USA

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
  • This story is about the best and brightest leaving Russia. It has nothing to do with the U.S. — except that my email brings me daily reports about American ex-pats that sound just like this.
  • “The leader of the unfree world.”
  • Not long ago, this sort of privilege, with its cruel disregard for the “little people,” was granted only to puffed-up Oriental potentates and pashas in lands of the notably unfree.
  • You already knew you were a terrorist in the eyes of “your” democratic, representative, passionately liberty-loving, and devoutly transparent government. Now read the criteria, such as they are, secretly used to terror-list you. Good work from the new Omidyar/Greenwald team and their contacts at The Intercept. (H/T jed)
  • And speaking of the land of the we don’t feel quite so free any more …
  • But worry not! Your safety is in expert hands! (Seriously, it would be hard to imagine how a public shooting could be handled worse than the one at the Navy Yard.)
  • On the lighter side: Darth Vader is more highly regarded than all potential 2016 presidential candidates.
Claire Wolfe

Monday links

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Claire Wolfe

Thursday links

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Okay, cat people. Enjoy. It’s a commercial, but another good one:

If the voice and approach sound familiar, it’s because you remember Sad Dog Diary and Sad Cat Diary.

Claire Wolfe

Tuesday links

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
  • Pop quiz! Don’t worry, only one question: What role do submachine guns play in the inspection of meat, the granting of farm subsidies, or the administration of food stamps? (The link is to PawPaw’s House. PawPaw is a cop and even he doesn’t like this one bit.)
  • Bovard on Obama and cynicism. This reminds me once again how glad I am that Obama is so inept. Politicians who talk like he does are dangerous when they’re actually competent.
  • Another schoolkid gets turned over to the cops. For a doodle.
  • Government-run health care. ‘Nuff said.
  • California sends another business packing off to Texas. Sriracha fans, take note. And oh, the irony of the company founder’s life journey!

Okay, it’s a commercial. But forgive it; it’s so true.


Claire Wolfe


Thursday, April 24th, 2014

I’m supposed to be deadlining right now. And I am. I will be. I already know what I’m going to write; it’s only a matter of writing it.

But I’m grouchy and out of sorts and feeling generally useless, so I thought I’d get some of that out of my head.


« Read the rest of this entry »

Claire Wolfe

Just some Sunday feelgood stuff

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

That was a good thing you did, lady. But you’re supposed to offer to buy the mistreated dog before you steal it. (H/T JB)


Welllll, dunno if it’s the best political ad ever. But not bad.


Rabbit stampede!

(H/T JB)


There’s been so much terrible news out of that monster mudslide in Washington. And the last few days, so little news because they’re not saying much until the medical examiner identifies the latest bodies. Some bodies will just be under that mud forever. And nobody will ever know exactly how many.

All week I’ve bookmarked article after article, hoping to find something meaningful to say. But there’s nothing. Except for the few people rescued immediately after the slide there’s been nothing good. Except this one small thing.

Thanks, naturegirl for the one bit of cheer. I’m going to erase all those bookmarks now.


Also from naturegirl: Doggie magic tricks.

(Funny. But still mean.)


Might’s well wrap up with some more funny dogs.


Claire Wolfe


Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

… does the media get so excited about the idiot state-of-the-union speech?

It’s all SOTU all the time for days before and for days afterward. When there’s never a damn thing of importance — or even of vague interest — said in the thing.

I’ve never agreed with Harry Reid on anything else before. Not that I know of, anyhow. But on this one thing I’m totally in his camp: he usually sleeps through the wretched speeches.

I think I’ll be doing sudoku by the fire tonight. How about you? Clean your guns? Reload ammo? Check your prep pantry? Watch paint dry?



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