Dear F.B.I.,

Since you enjoy spying on American citizens, I figure I’ll just go ahead and address this post to you. In today’s New York Times Magazine, the section “The Way We Live Now” focuses on the Bush administration’s latest “post-9/11 civil-liberties abuse(s),” in the article “Who’s Watching the F.B.I.?” by Jefferey Rosen. According to last month’s report from the inspector general of …

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Petitioning relief… oh please, oh please, oh please!

Generally I can assume I’m against any new bill introduced in Albany without even reading it, but I’ll make an exception in this instance. Senator DeFrancisco has introduced a bill, S29, which would reduce by half the number of signatures required for designating petitions and independent nominating petitions across the board. Anyone who has ever collected …

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Can you spare some…cops?

According to the Associated Press, Mayor Bloomberg was asked on April 11th, by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, if New York City could spare any NYPD cops for global peacekeeping missions. The article states that, “the U.N. peacekeeping department said 321 American police officers are currently involved in missions abroad, primarily …

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Let Them Eat Cake

                                                                     Don’t worry, kiddies. Momma Government will take care of you. You’re getting fat, you have high cholesterol, and your arteries are clogged. Tsk, tsk. She may tell you over and over again to quit eating junk food, but you don’t listen. So now she has to take it away. The Board of Health in …

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This is not your father’s anarchist philosophy

Speaking of the Anarchists Book Fair, lots of people think of Anarchists as bomb throwers and leftists but that’s not philosophically accurate and there is a reason why libertarians should study anarchist philosophy.  I understand that Murray Rothbard, major hero of a great many libertarians, declared himself anarchist when confronted with the following dilemma.  He …

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Anarchist Book Fair

For those Serf City readers who have given up on fixing the system and are ready to dismantle it, the first ever NYC Anarchist Book Fair will take place this Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square South. The book fair includes over 60 groups/book presses/zines/infoshops and 12 workshops …

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Help Wanted: War Supporters

The White House is seeking to fill a new and exciting position; Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Coordinator. Any takers? The White House has already approached three retired generals, including Army General Jack Keane and Air Force General Joseph Ralston. Both said no. The third didn’t hold back his opinion either. Retired Marine General John Sheehan states …

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The war on cheap groceries

It’s bad enough that the idjits in Silly Council have driven Wal-Mart to take their ball and go home, ensuring that NYC families will continue to suffer smaller selection and higher prices when shopping for groceries. Now Assemblyman William Colton wants to ban plastic grocery bags from “large” supermarkets throughout New York State. Since Gristedes chairman …

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Viva la “freedom of speech!”

Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled to speak at this year’s commencement at Utah’s Brigham Young University. The predominantly Republican student body and staff have been protesting Mr. Cheney’s presence on campus. Even the Mormons don’t want him around. In a usually peaceful environment, the students have been up in arms over the upcoming speech …

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