Archive for July, 2002

Sunday, July 28th, 2002

Robert Wendell argues against Fundamentalist Islam.

Thursday, July 18th, 2002

Ken Layne is back!

Thursday, July 18th, 2002

Just let the damn guy plead guilty already!
What is with everybody trying to declare this guy crazy because he has some weird ideas? The U.S. has the first Amendment. The first Amendment says you can say whatever the heck you want to say. In other words, it is about time someone defended Moussaoui’s right to be crazy.

Thursday, July 18th, 2002

Oliver Willis takes on the race-baiters. QUOTE:

There is a cancer in Black America. What is it? The insipidly annoying habit to resort to certain personalities as “leaders” when an abuse like the current Inglewood case flares up. They are mediagenic, soundbite-worthy. But their lasting impact is to contribute to a stereotype of blacks as loud, abrasive, and quick to snap judgement. Most guilty of this is the original race-baiter, Al Sharpton. Sharpton has never seen a television camera he wouldn’t like to to “step-n-fetch” in front of. It’s embarrasing, that blacks would select a clown such as this to represent our cause.

Thursday, July 18th, 2002

A fear exists that at any moment an Al-Qaeda member will blow something up in America. The terror attacks may come at bridges, banks, malls, or in the main terminal of an airport among other places. Several days in the past 10 months have had a 100% chance of an attack. These guys are crazy and we must stop them but how?

John Ashcroft has tried detaining potential terrorists indefinitely. Ashcroft’s actions come under harsh criticism recently for those actions, as well it should.

What can we do to prosecute the terrorists that do not deny them of their civil rights? Connect them with the RICO act. The RICO, or Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, can be surely be used against Al-Qaeda. RICO was passed in order to prosecute those involved in criminal activity but not directly related. Zacarias Moussaoui and Johnny Walker are prime examples of where the RICO act could be used in criminal proceedings that are occurring. Why challenge rights if it is not necessary?

UPDATE: Joe Katsman asks “Why hasn’t this been done yet? It’s such a useful approach that this makes me wonder if perhaps there’s a legal flaw that prevents its use.”

This seems like this is something the administration could use since Section 1961 of Title 18 defines “racketeering activity” to include any act or threat involving murder, and dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act), which is chargeable under State law and punishable by imprisonment for more than one year. Yet nowhere in Section 1961 is the word “terrorism” used as a punishable offense under the RICO Act. An article in the Detroit News seems to suggest legislators seem to be considering changing the RICO Act to include “terrorism” so a change may be necessary to prosecute Al-Qaeda under the current law.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2002

It’s time to end the war on health!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2002

Libertarian Samizdata has moved off blogger and blogspot onto it’s new Movable-Type powered site.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2002

Arming pilots is a good idea, but not enough. It is time to let on everybody with a concealed weapons liscense on to the plane with as many guns as they can find to arm themselves. … Or at least let the public have food and plastic knives to use as weapons.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2002

“We are not going to act like heathens. No heathens!!” -Bill Cosby from The Cosby Show

Friday, July 12th, 2002

The bitching between Hot 97 and Power 105 continues.
Angie Martinez has released her new single “Never” on which she disses Power 105 Hey, Angie, stick to deejaying.