Welcome to Utopia

On a remote island, a rich former executive and his wife wait for the world to end. they want others to join—but it’s a one-way trip.

We all have our little utopias, but this doesn’t seem to be it for me, For one, there’s no place to bicycle.  As I tend to say in such circumstances, “to each his own,” or “live and let live.”

7 Absurd Lawsuits of the Past 5 Years

From Daddu:

History has had its fair share of bizarre court cases, but within the last five years, we’ve seen several absurd lawsuits that leave us asking, “Is this for real?” If this world is coming to anything, it’s that you can be sued for being too pretty or too smart. Want to see what else you can be sued for? Take a look at these absurd lawsuits that have taken place in recent years.

30 Things You Need To Stop Doing

From Amazing Facts Undefined.  I found the advice fairly good, in that most of it is “common sense,” all too uncommon. However, the instructive tone of addressing it to “you” is a bit of a turn-off. I wonder if the author takes his or her own advice?

Anniversary—Barry Goldwater

From Instapundit50 years ago today: Barry Goldwater, accepting the GOP nomination, said: “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice” and “moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”

And he was vilified for it by the leftists. See some great quotes in the Althouse link.

The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control

Rather chilling information from The Guardian

At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US, says whistleblower William Binney – that’s a ‘totalitarian mentality’