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.
Green shipping...now where did I leave those clipper ship blueprints.
Australian CO2 legislation...if you were born in an even year you can breathe on even numbered days and if in an odd year on odd numbered days. However, if you're willing to purchase a license we will allow you to breathe all night long regardless of the day.
What could go wrong? Our government is made up of graduates of the best schools in America. They were all at the top of their class in school. They are brilliant capable people...
Naw! They are all dolts. The smart people don't get into government they get into business. The people who want to remake this country into their own idea of what we should all be get into government. They are like the Karens in your HOA who actually believe they can interfere in your life and destroy your happiness and in fact that is their only goal in their shallow lives.
This is socialism. Our government is schlepping us all into socialism.
The record of foreign nations that have government-owned and run oil industries is pathetic. Consider for example the 75 percent decline of Venezuela’s oil production since Hugo Chavez expropriated private and foreign oil companies.
While this is correct, prior to Hugo Chavez's takeover of the management of PDVSA, Venezuela's government-owned oil company, PDVSA had been fairly well-run. PDVSA came into existence in 1976, when Venezuela nationalized its oil. In the 90's, prompted by low oil prices, PDVSA entered into partnerships with some foreign oil companies on various properties- mostly in the little-exploited heavy oil belt. Chavez proceeded to nationalize all, or nearly all, of those partnerships. In addition, Chavez took over the management of PDVSA, which heretofore had been run with a minimum of government interference. Which resulted in the eventual collapse of PDVSA. Venezuela found out that you CAN kill the goose that laid the golden eggs.
In general, especially in the Third World, the performance of government-owned oil companies is abysmal. Or pathetic, if you prefer that adjective. For its first quarter century, PDVSA bucked the trend.
All of our problems are easy ones. Smart and honest people could solve them. Our government does not attract smart or honest people. It attracts devious and dishonest people. The number of congressmen/women who have not become millionaires in my 78 year lifetime could be counted on my fingers. Power corrupts. And power attracts corrupt people.
51 people died in the trailer of an 18 wheeler. 21 people died in Uvalde. Should the response to those 51 deaths be at least 2 and 1/2 times as big as the reaction to the Uvalde deaths. Ban tractor trailers! Do background checks to be able to drive them. Owners should be registered and show a reason to own one, and then the states should arbitrarily deny those requests. No one needs a trailer that big.
The piece is from Psychology Today. I sincerely hope he spends the rest of his life in the big city which he may understand. He would have no chance at survival if he resided in rural America. He seems to be fully tribalized in the academic culture. Everywhere else is alien to his tribe.
This is just strange https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2022/06/far-too-much-smoke-for-there-not-to-be.html numerous fires and other unnatural disasters to food processing facilities in America. How would this possibly happen by chance?
The only person with a gun on Jan 6 https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/06/ignored-liz-cheney-jan-6-show-trial-antifa-members-caught-gun-released-jan-6-undercover-fed-operative-pictured-gun-never-arrested-dropped-wanted-list/ was let go without charges.
Myth-making like that in Australia is common to all nonwhite indigenous cultures. They present their cultural spiritualism as a defense against the wider, modern society, whether there's any real truth to it or not. Until the advent of Christianity, European cultures were probably the same way when the Romans came stomping in. The problem today is that white academics and other liberals are suckers for it.