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Stop those pirates/terrorists! (But ignore those "great bands of brigands" whose navies and prosecutors are needed.) by TokyoTom

Jonathan Adler at The Volokh Conspiracy refers us to yet another editorialist (this time not Bret Stephens of the WSJ but Douglas Burgess Jr. at the Washington Post ) saying that the Somali "pirates are terrorists" and calling for changes in...

Barbarians at the gate? The WSJ wrings its hands over Somali pirates but ignores the failure of property owners to defend themselves by TokyoTom

The Wall Street Journal runs a remarkably whiny and unperceptive piece by weekly "Global View" columnist Bret Stephens about the expanding problem of ocean piracy off of Somali waters in and around the Gulf of Aden. An unvarnished neocon and...

Luboš Motl 2: The cool-headed overheat; to this "rational" scientist, I'm a freedom-hating hypercommunist Nazi who should be "jailed or executed" by TokyoTom

It looks like Lubos woke up on the wrong side of bed. BELOW is the type of "rational", "dispassionate" response that my previous attempt at discourse with Luboš Motl has earned from that fan of Bret "Mass Neurosis"...

[Update] Mind Games/Luboš Motl: how an absence of functioning markets means that I'm right, but you're a delusional, neurotic "zealot" by TokyoTom

[Update below] My last piece (on Bret Stephen 's straight-faced but ridiculous dismissal in the WSJ of all concerns about climate change as a "sick-souled religion" and a "nonfalsifiable hypothesis, logically indistinguishable from...

[Update] Mind Games: Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal panders to "skeptics" by abjuring science and declaring himself an expert on "mass neurosis" by TokyoTom

[Update: For an ongoing case study of the startling irrationality and "sick souls" of some of the "skeptics", see my related discussions with the physicist Lubos Motl: [Update] Mind Games/Luboš Motl: how an absence of functioning...