We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
They got Bernie Maddoff, why not this piece of work.
Oh, he's a bundler for the Democrats, well that's the difference...
I mean, the quote is absolutely priceless, and shows the rampant disregard for accountability.
If a car company said that about its product, it would be piked, as it should be. Same thing for any other industry.
But, just because you can't manage, hire responsible people to do it for you, or, just is plain incompetent, spewing a BS line of nonsense makes it all better. Maybe being a FOB and other Democrats imparts a 'get out of trouble' card...
But, where is the $1BN(+) that's missing? Paper trail? Accounting? Bank Records? SEC investigation?
No need to use a gun for crime anymore; the new era of criminal behavour makes that look oafish and horse\buggy thinking, plus you can claim ignorance as a defense
I am proud to say that in a very minor way, I played a small role in this recovery of the great American Chestnut tree.
It happened one summer when we owned a couple of apartment houses in Danielson, CT. Attached to one of the properties was a 3/4 acres semi-demi "wet lands" which was really a culvert running around the edge of the property forcing highway runoff to the town drainage system - the rest of the land was dry as a desert (or as desert like as one can get in New England). As it happened, a neighbor wanted to buy the 3/4 acre (or a piece of it) so he could extend his property a little - his property was essentially a postage stamp which held his house - just barely. We agreed to sell 1/4 acre (which was directly behind his place anyway - no use to us), but it needed to be surveyed.
Now I knew there were two chestnut trees on the property and at that time, I had no clue with regard to the American Chestnut decline. The surveyor (who was also a forester) discovered that one of the trees was an American Chestnut tree. It was in tough shape, but it was producing chestnut seeds. Some plant science type folks came up to look and sure enough confirmed it. Took as many samples as they could stuff into their pockets and left.
Sadly, the tree didn't survive the following winter - it finally succumbed to whatever was ailing it. It was hollow when the wind knocked it over so it must have just been hanging on.
Like the good Liberal he is, Zachriel would like to distract you so you watch his right hand and don't notice what he's doing with his left hand. Look! Over there! A squirrel! Yes, the guy was arrested for not appearing in court and, in effect, skipping out on his bail bond. But the question is, Why is he being prosecuted in the first place? Answer: The state is trying to force raw milk clubs like Stewart's to close. How do they do that? By piling up various trumped-up charges on the accused person, trying to ruin him financially so he can no longer operate. The state makes it prohibitively expensive for the accused to defend himself and they--the State--never have to prove their case. What a wonderful Alice in Wonderland way to get what it wants: if the all-powerful State can't convict, it bankrupts defendants instead.
Agent Cooper: Why is he being prosecuted in the first place?
More than likely because the prosecutor thought he was breaking the law. That's how it works. He goes to court and makes his case.
If the law is wrong, it should be changed, but everyone knows you don't skip bail without there being consequences, especially when your friend put up his house for your benefit. He was claiming he was exempt from every law, not just those regulating food.
Raw milk can be sold legally in California, but only when complying with food safety guidelines. Guess what. The vending machine sale of raw milk in France is regulated too.
1 Raw milk is dangerous. It is pasteurized to prevent illness. Prior to pasteurization raw milk killed tens of thousands perhaps millions.
2. The raw milk club was a blatant attempt to skirt the laws that prevent raw milk from getting into the food chain. He broke the law pure and simple.