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WARNING: THIS SITE FEATURES ORIGINAL THINKING...Jim Croce once sang Don't tug on Superman's cape..., which seems like reasonable advice should we not wish to anger the supreme powers. We do have this duality in our culture: the Superman that is the state collective, the leftist call to a politics of meaning managed by the state, the deification of "we're from the government and we'll take care of you" - versus the Superman that celebrates individual freedom, private property, freedom of conscience, free enterprise, and limited government. We humbly take on the latter's mantle and, eschewing the feeble tug, we dare to PULL, in hope of seeing freedom's rescue from the encroaching nanny state. We invite you, dear reader, to come and pull as well... Additionally, if you assume that means that we are unflinching, unquestioning GOP zombies, that would be incorrect. We reject statism in any form and call on individuals in our country to return to the original, classical liberalism of our founders. (We're also passionate about art, photography, cooking, technology, Judeo/Christian values, and satire as unique, individual pursuits of happiness to celebrate.)


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September 30, 2005
It's been trains on steroids today...
Filed in: Current Affairs, Japan

A mad rush all the way from Kyoto to Narita airport for return to home sweet home Seattle today.

Road the Shinkansen to/from Kyoto - amazing - like flying a turboprop at ground level - will have more and with photos on the pump-you-up train.

Kyoto was amazing! Many temples visited - have some fantastic photos to share. Wish I could give a sample, but I'm on an internet terminal with no way to transfer a pic. (Does that qualify as a tease?)

Also just got news from James that he's returning to Iraq for another tour - I'll put up a post if he doesn't get one in before he ships out.

Gotta go catch the jet - see everyone soon!



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Yes ... it qualifies as a tease! Safe trip.

Posted by: Diana at Oct 1, 2005 7:07:35 AM

I agree, absolutely *shamefull* teasing!
>^..^<

Posted by: jlb at Oct 1, 2005 2:09:08 PM

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