Over the past few months, the police force in Prince George’s County, Maryland has been dealing with a strange rash of robberies. Thieves have been going into grocery stores and drug stores, loading their carts up with Tide laundry soap, and then rushing out the door where they have a get-away car waiting. As Anthony Randazzo explains, it turns out that the detergent is street currency for buying pot and cocaine. Briefcases full of cash are being cast aside in favor of blaze-orange containers of laundry soap. Tide, as the money gods would have it, carries nearly all the characteristics of sound money.
…A man seeking a vasectomy would be asked by his doctor to obtain his wife or girlfriend’s permission first. They would be asked “But…don’t you want to get a girl pregnant someday? All guys want to do that eventually.”
…Viagra would not have ever been a covered medication on insurance plans held…
I take it you’ve never known anyone who has gotten a vasectomy. Indeed, the doctors do ask, “But…don’t you want to get a girl pregnant someday? All guys want to do that eventually.” They try very hard to persuade you not to get one.
“Ron Paul spoke at UCLA last night with several thousand people showing up to create a scene that made Beatlemania seem tame. One would not think that this man is trailing in all the presidential race polls.”—
I would add that this shows that Paul has fervent supporters who probably won’t be won over by another candidate. And that a lot of Paul’s supporters are young, which bodes extremely well for the future. I think Paul once said something along the lines of ‘No army can stop an idea whose time has come.’ Despite the bad grammar, I think that quote rings true. Liberty is becoming popular.
“The strongest argument for free enterprise is that it prevents anybody from having too much power. Whether that person is a government official, a trade union official, or a business executive. If forces them to put up or shut up. They either have to deliver the goods, produce something that people are willing to pay for, are willing to buy, or else they have to go into a different business.”—Milton Friedman (via whakatikatika)
Hopefully this means we’ll be seeing more of their brews on the East Coast, specifically Pennsylvania. I love their beer (I had some in D.C.) but it’s impossible to get around here. I want to try their Biere de Mars so very badly.
I’m actually a little surprised that this turned out his way:
A judge ruled this week that money seized in a Burlington police drug bust could be used to pay the defendant’s property taxes.
The man was, apparently, selling pot because he was behind on his property taxes, a choice that the judge called a “bad decision.”
But, hey, it’s a recession! It’s hard enough to pay your bills without the government breathing down your neck about property taxes. And when the government comes a knockin’ you better pay up, or they might kick you out of your house.
So this man decided to do what ever he could to pay those men, even if it meant dealing drugs.
But that didn’t work out too well. Or did it? When Burlington police searched the man’s house they seized $1,250 in cash and 117 grams of marijuana. And, of course, the judge allowed him to use the money towards his delinquent taxes.
But you would think that a government that has deemed marijuana to be an evil plant wouldn’t want to take that tainted money. Perhaps they could have donated the money to a charity while making the man pay his taxes with ‘honest’ money.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m no fan of prohibition, but it seems a little hypocritical for the government to take drug money as a payment of debt. Am I wrong here?
Well, I guess it worked out for the guy. It certainly could have been worse. The city could have confiscated the drug money and not wiped out his debt. Then he would have been on probation and still had a bill to pay the government.
A mother blames Senator Rand Paul for the death of her son who smoked a synthetic marijuana because Paul blocked a vote to ban the substance. Should we also blame the deaths of those who die of alcohol poisoning on senators who don’t vote (or propose legislation) to make alcohol illegal?
Side note: The drug didn’t kill her son. Driving while intoxicated did, which, it turns out, is already illegal. This article in the New York Daily News takes 11 paragraphs to finally get to that very relevant circumstance surrounding his death. And it never mentions that what the boy was doing (driving under the influence) is already illegal.
I don’t want to sound crass. I honestly feel bad for the lady, but obviously the law didn’t stop her son from driving under the influence.
This is nothing more than a hit piece on Sen. Paul.
“Like any parent, mother Russia just plain does not understand today’s youth. The government was looking for a reason for the high suicide rates, depression and general gloominess predominant among teens throughout their vast, impoverished and often freezing country. It finally landed on a likely culprit: emo clothing. Hell, that has to be it, right? What else is there to be depressed about in glorious Russia?”—
There are several points being made here, and I’m not sure I’m the right person to talk about all of them. However, as I understand it Keynesianism seems more logical and proactive. For the time being, I think the latter especially is a good thing.
Because Brand New is awesome. http://themikebilly.tumblr.com/post/5150672310/im-old-and-jealous-cause-youre-young-and-in
Also, I’m not a conservative. I’m anti-war, so I don’t think I fit into that category. Nor is this Tumblr devoted to Ron Paul and definitely NOT the Republicans. There happened to be a debate last night. And I blogged about it.