Simplifying English Spelling

The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty’s Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan for what… Read More »

Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, and Georg Ohm Were Traveling in a Car…

Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, and Georg Ohm were traveling in a car when they got pulled over. Heisenberg was driving. The cop asked him, “Do you know how fast you were going?” “No,” Heisenberg replied. “But I know where I am.” The cop said, “You were doing 55 in a 35 zone.” Heisenberg threw up… Read More »

The Interrobang Character “‽” Was Used in a Court Opinion

The interrobang character “‽” was used in a court opinion on June 13, 2012. The interrobang, also known as the interabang, is a nonstandard punctuation mark used in various written languages and intended to combine the functions of the question mark (also called the “interrogative point”) and the exclamation mark or exclamation point (known in… Read More »

The Great Democracy Scam of 2016

Some Great Quotes Rather than a democracy, we increasingly have an elective dictatorship. People are merely permitted to choose who will violate the laws and trample the Constitution. — James Bovard, in The Great Democracy Scam of 2016, September 29, 2016. Election results are often only a one-day snapshot of transient mass delusions. — James… Read More »

John Adams: “There is nothing I dread So much, as a Division of the Republick into two great Parties…”

There is nothing I dread So much, as a Division of the Republick into two great Parties, each arranged under its Leader, and concerting Measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble Apprehension is to be dreaded as the greatest political Evil, under our Constitution. — John Adams, in letter to Jonathan Jackson,… Read More »

How to Steal $75,000 from the Poor in One Day’s Work

This work is licensed by the Foundation for Economic Education under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). How to Steal $75,000 from the Poor in One Day’s Work By Jeffrey Tucker Wednesday, October 28, 2015 The new liberality concerning marijuana possession in the United States is long overdue, but let’s not… Read More »

Today in History: August 25

Every Year August 25 is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 128 days remaining until the end of the year. 1967 Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page hears Jake Holmes play “Dazed and Confused”. On August 25, 1967, Jake Holmes played “Dazed and Confused” when he opened… Read More »