Odds ‘n Sods:

Ol’ Remus, of The Woodpile Report, has some reservations about all the Federal Reservations in The Redoubt. – J.M.

JWR’s Comment: Federal control of lands within most of the western States is absurdly high, especially in Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, and California. Fully 93% of Federal lands are in the 13 western states, most of which did not achieve statehood until after 1865. This Federal overreach is in part a by-product of the 1860s War Between the States. (After the war, the Federal government grossly expanded its powers, in violation of Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution.) It is high time that the States fully assert their 10th Amendment Rights and take control of the BLM land and perhaps some of the National Forest lands within their borders.

Further Reading:

http://www.dced.state.ak.us/wstpc/Publications/FedLandWest.htm

http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-276.html

http://cascadepolicy.org/blog/2011/03/31/federal-lands-should-we-sell-federal-lands-to-pay-off-the-national-debt/

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FBI Plans to Have 52 Million Photos in its NGI Face Recognition Database by Next Year – S.O. Google is forced to remove facial recognition software from its Google-glass project, but the Fed steams full ahead.

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Woman arrested for walking on the wrong side of the street – B.B.

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J.C. wrote in to say: This note is in regards to the excellent article “My 2 cents” by G.H. Genuine brand new metal NATO jerry cans can still be had for a fair price from the following link. Mine were brand new, of excellent quality, and made in Poland. Plus they have free shipping on orders over $100. Mine arrived in about 4 days.

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Railgun tests from ship set for ’16

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