Archive for the 'United States' Category

Idiots to a high power

June 20th, 2006

While checking the Apple Movie Trailers site I came across a trailer for America: Freedom to Fascism. From watching the trailer, it seems to be the most prominent example yet of the tax protestor lunacies about the legality of the US income tax system. Except rather than being promoted through dodgy seminars and mimegraphed leaflets, it’s going to be on cinema screens across a country.

Needless to say, it is all completely unbalanced. Here’s a handy list of the ‘experts’ the trailer shows are in the movie:

This gaggle of tax protestors seems to have nothing new to say. Just the same old rubbish about flags with tassels, the 16th amendment, and so on. Surely there were better ways to waste money than to make a documentary about them.

Where in the World?

May 4th, 2006

The National Geographic Society has just published another round of its survey that always shows how poor people are at geography. There’s some pretty funny stuff in it (about a third of the sample think America has a population of 1-2 billion…), but some stuff I got wrong myself.

But if you think you’re so smart at geography, try the Geosense online geography quiz, which test where you think various world cities are.

Via Washington Monthly.