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Popping to the top…

Refreshing this after reading yet another annoying anti-tax diatribe:

He can have no right to the benefits of Society, who will not pay his Club towards the Support of it.

– Ben Franklin

If you don’t want to pay taxes, then get off my lawn society.

To put it another way…

From my earlier post on incorporation. If you really believe in “personal responsibility”, then why don’t you petition to eliminate the “limited liability” and socialized (ala “Socialism”) redistribution of risk that incorporation represents???

Dang, Einstein I didn’t know you had it in you…

Perhaps he recanted later, but Albert Einstein in 1949:

I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals. In such an economy, the means of production are owned by society itself […]

“States Rights” my ass…

South Carolina:

… A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, and all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States, whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery … We, therefore, the People of South Carolina, by […]

Happy Loyalty Day…

“free market”, “socialism”, and “government interference”…

When people talk about “free markets” and how the government should keep its hands out of the markets they are showing a cultural blindness to the truth that the government is massively intervening, or “interfering” as it might be, in markets on a literal momentary basis.

Metaphorically speaking, when someone is raised in a religion, […]

Yes it does – when are you going to start doing it again?

#refugeeswelcome – an open letter to Muslims

From the NYT:

The president’s order, enacted with the stroke of a pen at 4:42 on Friday afternoon, suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, […]

Animals with a computer strapped on…

“Where most people get it wrong is they believe we are computers with an animal strapped on, whereas in truth we are animals with a computer strapped on. In the end that wonderfully powerful computer is mostly used to justify what the animal has already decided.”

– Me

The wheels are coming off the bus…

It’s not just on the right, but the left too:

Would be interesting to find out if the intercept gets money from Russia or Iran https://t.co/A6ym7Qkx6y

— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) December 21, 2016

I don’t argue Russia might have tried to influence our election, but if they did the largely seemed to […]