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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Random Shots for Thursday, 19 January 2017

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    The answer to all three questions is that if you don’t like the responses you get from the charter school or private school in question, you’re free to pull your kid(s) out and enroll them with a competitor.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    So your answer is to keep taking from others and throwing their money and their kids into your preferred system, even if they object to that?

  3. Posted to Facebook

    Barbara Alvarez —

    Because all rich people do with their money is put it all in one big pile to roll around in, and never spend any of it, correct?

    So the utility companies provide them with water, electricity, gas, etc., gratis just because, correct?

    Those rich people never have to pay for food, gasoline for their cars, cell phone service, or internet service, because it’s all just given to them at no charge?

    Claudia Anderson — The private education “system” was what America had before the 1870s, when the Prussian-style public education system (centered around producing conformists) was imported to America by Horace Mann.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    “The rich don’t, as a rule, spend their money, thus allowing it to move down to lower economic groups. Instead, they invest it. Where it stays.”

    Last time I checked, it’s their money, not mine, not yours. Do Bill Gates or Warren Buffett send you letters or emails telling you demanding that you spend your money in ways that they approve of?

    I’m one of the “working poor” as well, and I haven’t yet received any such letter from any rich guy.

    As for the phrase “working poor,” poverty in the Third World is when flies are all over your kids on a regular basis due to lack of sanitation. Poverty in America, by contrast, is when you get that letter from the cable company with “FINAL NOTICE” across the top of the page in big red letters.

  5. Posted to Facebook

    “The rich are, last I checked, still free to do with their money as they wish.”

    Only if they make the “proper” contributions to the DNC and RNC. Which in itself is a form of legalized shakedown.

    As for the poverty line —

    http://heritage.org/Research/Reports/2011/07/What-is-Poverty

  6. Posted to Diaspora*, Ello, Facebook [ here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here ] Google Plus, Minds, seen.life, Tea Party Community

    IF this hypothetical 1/3 of the federal workforce actually does follow through on this, that will make Trump one of the better presidents in American history.

    The word “IF” is capitalized because there also have been plenty of collectivist, “liberal,” hoplophobic celebrities saying that they would leave the country if Trump was elected. Well, Trump won the election (or out-cheated Hillzabeast), and those celebrities seem to be staying put.

    Prepare to Take America Back
    Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:15 p.m.

    IF this hypothetical 1/3 of the federal workforce actually does follow through on this, that will make Trump one of the better presidents in American history.

    The word “IF” is capitalized because there also have been plenty of collectivist, “liberal,” hoplophobic celebrities saying that they would leave the country if Trump was elected. Well, Trump won the election (or out-cheated Hillzabeast), and those celebrities seem to be staying put.

    http://truthuncensored.net/survey-13-federal-workers-still-considering-quitting-tomorrow/

  7. Posted to Facebook

    I don’t, either. But as I said above, that’s a BIG “IF” — a bunch of egomaniacal clickbait types of the “left” variety have said that they’ll ship out, as well, which doesn’t seem to be happening.

    Or maybe they’re all hoping against hope that Trump will go on TV, say “OK, you got me,” and hand the presidency over to Hillary tomorrow afternoon.

    That, and the responses I get from the Hillzabeast worshippers are just golden.

  8. Posted to Facebook

    Well, some of the papparazi chum DID say they would leave the country if Trump won, and they would NEVER go back on their word, correct? So it just becomes a question of where they’ll go.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Target Books – Doctor Who: The Pescatons by Victor Pemberton
  2. Helloween – Keeper of the Seven Keys – The Legacy World Tour 2005 / 2006
  3. The Heritage Foundation – Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox: What is Poverty in the United States Today? by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield
  4. Fox News – Andrew Napolitano: Attorney General Loretta Lynch and a parting shot at personal freedom by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
  5. The TelegraphWhy will nobody move to Pitcairn, the Pacific island with free land? by Tom Rowley
  6. Steven Barnes – The Only Constant Is Change
  7. The Libertarian Institute – You Can’t “Cheat” a Gang of Thieves by Will Grigg
  8. New Mexico PoliticoAuto Voter Registration Kicks Off Dem Majority Opening Salvo by Dax Contreras
  9. Truth UncensoredSurvey: 1/3 Of Federal Workers Still “Considering” Quitting After Tomorrow by Aleen Realmuto
  10. libertarianism.org – Why Aren’t There More Black Libertarians? by Jonathan Blanks
  11. Pro Libertate by Will Grigg – When A Fugitive Dies, “Blue Privilege” Makes All the Difference
  12. The FederalistWhy NYT Hid The Numbers For The ‘Hottest Year On Record’ by Robert Tracinski
  13. Kim Stanley Robinson – Green Mars

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