Posts tagged Libertarian
Posts tagged Libertarian
A joke about economists
Two economists were walking down the street one day when they passed two large piles of dog poop. The first economist said to the other, “I’ll pay you $20,000 to eat one of those piles of shit.” The second one agrees and chooses one of the piles and eats it. The first economist pays him his $20,000.
Then the second economist says, “I’ll pay you $20,000 to eat the other pile of shit.” The first one says okay, and eats the shit. The second economist pays him the $20,000.
They resume walking down the street.
After a while, the second economist says, “You know, I don’t feel very good. We both have the same amount of money as when we started. The only difference is we’ve both eaten shit.”
The first economist says: “Ah, but you’re ignoring the fact that we’ve engaged in $40,000 worth of trade!”
VIDEO: Senator Mike Lee on FISA: “We can’t abandon constitutional rights for temporary security”
I don’t think JFK would have been welcome in today’s Democratic Party
“By calling attention to ‘a well regulated militia,’ the ‘security’ of the nation, and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms,’ our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.”
- John F. Kennedy, sourced from the UCLA Law School
Santa Claus arrested for writing “Love” and other peaceful phrases on the sidewalk with chalk
Santa Claus, also known by his friends as James Peterson, was arrested after spreading holiday cheer and chalk with young people in front of the Texas capitol building on the 21st. An occupy activist who was giving out chalk to children while dressed as Santa was well received in the plaza, but as he left, Texas DPS officers chased him down and handcuffed him. The crowd appears shocked, one woman yelling out in confusion, “You’re arresting Santa Claus?!”
Santa’s official charges, according to the Huffington Post, are “criminal mischief,” which is essentially a catch all charge, and “evading arrest.”
Though there were dozens of people chalking - Santa was passing out chalk so that children could participate - he and one other activist were the only ones arrested. The second victim of the Texas Department of Safety was Cory Williams, who was arrested after chalking “Free Santa” on the sidewalk while Santa was in handcuffs.
How to save the children.
VIDEO: Gun stops gunman at Texas theater shooting
“Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people.” - Penn Jillette
By the way, the guns used in the Connecticut school shooting were already illegal. Yet, somehow - was it magic? - they were still used in a horrendous crime. Oh, and having weapons at a school is also illegal, but that didn’t stop him either. Turns out that having sorcerers proclaim “You shall not pass!” won’t actually prevent people from doing what horrible deeds they want to do. Damn it, Lord of the Rings, you lied to me again.
Some crazy bidders on eBay are paying $226 for a color photo of the Westvleteren 12 gift pack. Are they being duped?
It’s hard to say. The title of the listing says “photo” at the end and while the description goes go into detail about how rare the beer is it also clearly states that they are bidding on a color photo:
Westvleteren XII (12) RARE Collectible. This Color Photo is of the one time released Gift Pack of what is known as “The Best Beer in the World”. This was a very limited, one time release, of this very fine beer. It is now SOLD OUT everywhere. I am selling this photograph only here on eBay as the rules and regulations do not allow the sale of beer online unless you are a licensed dealer. I had a listing for the real item, the listing was removed this morning due to regulations, ( you can contact me through my email ,danmazzaro at gmail. As you are probably aware, this Special Release Westvleteren XII gift pack was selling for up to $700. You can now have a Color 5”x7” Photo of this VERY RARE item!
I do think that the seller is being intentionally misleading with how much he emphasizes the beer while only mentioning that he is selling a photo a couple of times. Is this fraudulent? Let me know what you think in the comments.
“A fool and his money will soon part ways.” - Popular Idiom