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.
Just goes to show you that when put upon people will be inventive and innovative in their quest for survival. The way to destroy a people is through socialism.
I'm put to mind of how often the recounting of great achievements involve relative deprivations. Los Alamos during the bomb development, I remember a mention by scientist at a Bell Lab describing the beginnings in a few drafty warehouses. Perhaps this is why the young, much less secure in their position, are often the innovators, little to protect, less to lose, living in the moment?
Of course, then the better facilities are built and the innovation declines. The vigorous discussion devolves to who has the better office. The young after some success mature into tenure or security and then toil in mediocrity.
Back in the 1970s, when both Michigan and OSU were viable candidates for the national championship, the end of each game was celebrated by a reasonably large scale riot on High St next to campus. This happened for both home and away games. Usually an old car was sacrificed by burning and hammering.
During the 1970s all the High St businesses "up-armored" and still are.
However, High St is off-campus and the campus fuzz doesn't have jurisdiction there. So, it's really the Columbus fuss that needs this.
Ben Bernanke himself said the same thing yesterday when he announced that he would continue to print money.
Obummer's response to this financial crisis is similar to Roosevelt's response to the depression (except Roosevelt actually did spend money on some worthwhile projects). Why would we expect the results to be any different?
Until 1930, all severe economic downturns were met with minimal governmental action and the recovery was quick. Now we've learned. We instituted the Fed and government programs to manage these crises and the result is that in general they are worse and longer lived.
As I've posted before on this site, Amity Shlaes's book "The Forgotten Man," was as much a prescient prediction about what was about to transpire to the economy under Hussein Obama as it was a history of FDR's ignorant and misguided policies that deepened and prolonged the First Great Depression.
This article will add to the discussion. I know many of you have been mumbling/grumbling about the Millennium Villages Project, but here is absolute evidence of the end result of planned intervention. Read it and celebrate that you no longer will be forced to pay into this project (a requirement to be an Episcopalian these days)!
You cannot help someone by doing for them that which they should do for themselves. It is the greatest example in the world of not learning from history; the never ending meddling in other peoples lives in a vain attempt to bring them up to some standard that the meddler believes is correct. It is difficult to say if this is more about appeasing the meddler or altruism, perhaps both.
Within months (2000) she had "voluntarily resigned" from Amazon. Why, under what circumstances? How many bikers have been run over on that section of the road where she was killed today?
2. The mother of the Navy Yard assassin: in her audio comments one can clearly hear an educated black woman. A woman of culture. A picture of her town house tells me it is a high price of real estate.
Who is she? What is her profession? Why was her son so protected within the security system? C'mon media folks connect the dots puhleez