The 28 Pages make it clear that the hijackers had handlers who were reporting to, funded by and taking directions from figures at the highest levels of the Saudi government. But to understand why that conclusion follows inescapably from the revelations in these pages, it is essential to know how these lines of control work, both in intelligence agencies in general and within the Saudi royal family in particular.
Someone should tell this dope that his Apple iPhone, 76ers shirt, sunglasses and mandles are all brought to him by capitalism.
We have all become approval-junkies, always on the lookout for our next fix of external validation: for the next little rush of dopamine we get whenever we are patted on the head by others for being a “good boy” or a “good girl,” for exhibiting the right behavior, for giving the right answer, for expressing the right opinion.
This article from the Foundation for Economic Education discusses the idea that much of the political statements made online are not an attempt to actually persuade anyone, but are merely announcements to the world that you hold the proper positions on the issues of the day. More importantly, the article also talks about how to go about arguing for liberty in the midst of all of this signaling. It says that the best way to approach the argument is to talk about how Liberty can benefit each person individually, not by making statements that attack a general worldview.
Look at persuasion as a battle. Attacking the worldview is doomed to failure, because the other side is dug in, and has all of its defenses in place. When you appeal to the individual, you avoid Continue reading “Winning Over Others”
You can find this awesome shirt on Amazon. Not only does it have the vintage look, but it has the soft feel of a T-Shirt that you’ve had for a decade. I do think it runs a little small though, and would buy a size bigger than you normally do.
There are a lot of people complaining about the ban of Milo Yiannopoulos and Twitter’s selective crackdown on speech, and there seems to be a general feeling of helplessness.
If you were the owner of Twitter, they would have to listen to you.
So, why aren’t you an owner?
The stock market opens at 9:30 EST, and Twitter is less than $20/share.
Is that a good price? I have no idea.
Am I buying Twitter stock? No.
Do I own Twitter stock? No.
Am I am financial advisor? No.
This is not about investing. This is about having a say in the way that Twitter is run, because you are OWN the company. Shareholders ARE owners, and companies listen to owners.
If everybody tweeting about #freeMilo bought a few shares today, and then contacted investor relations, he’d be back on tomorrow. Then you could starting working on your other complaints.
Capitalism IS a democracy.
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Agave plant fibers can be used as storage bins, wiring harnesses and other car parts
The Detroit news has an interesting article about how The Ford Motor Company is working with Jose Cuervo to find ways to use the leftover agave fibers in the production of automobiles.
Ford has a long history of recycling, dating back at least to the 1920’s when Ford began to turn wood scraps from the Model T assembly line into charcoal briquettes. These briquettes were first sold under the name Ford Charcoal, before the brand changed to Kingsford.
Today, Ford incorporates several recyclable products into its production process, including old clothing, tomato skins, and recycled plastics.
Why do they do this if there are no laws requiring them to find ways to use distillery garbage? They do it simply because they are “greedy capitalists” focused on “evil profits”.
Many people who claim to be liberals believe that it is wrong to be sexist, as long as the woman has the correct political affiliation. It is perfectly acceptable to say all sorts of vile things about women like Sara Palin, Melania Trump, or any of the women on Fox News. According to the fake liberal, Democrat women should be equal to men, but republican women are just dumb bimbos who should shut up and sit down.
Similarly, the fake liberal believes that is is wrong to believe that race defines a person, or that the color of a person’s skin determines the validity of their ideas. Yet, it is perfectly acceptable to make the argument that white men are “what’s wrong with the world”, that the death of white people by the police is not as important as the deaths of black people, even if those deaths occur twice as often, that there is a problem if something “is so white”, that it is ok to teach white children that their experiences don’t matter because of their “privilege”, and that a black man who believes in libertarianism is an “Uncle Tom” or “not really black”. They even believe that pointing out their racism is not a reflection of them, but merely proof that YOU are racist.
In Hugo Chávez’s socialist utopia of Venezuela, the people are supposed to be equal in both opportunities and outcome. Of course, as anyone who understands socialism in action knows, the connected are more equal than others. The government awards them special privileges and subsidies that the average citizen has no access to. Take María Gabriela Chávez for instance. Daughter of the late Hugo Chavez, she has amassed a fortune of $4,200,000,000 while the citizens of Venezuela become poorer and poorer.
Why is the idea that we need the state to act as a middleman in construction projects never questioned?
These Brazilians got tired of waiting 20 years for the state to build a bridge between their 2 towns and did it themselves. They also built it for 54 times less than the state’s proposal.