moonxtal:

letter-experiment:

Largest amount of swag I have ever witnessed

omg I freaking love the old tom and jerry cartoons. Such great art and cartoon violence! 

moonxtal:

letter-experiment:

Largest amount of swag I have ever witnessed

omg I freaking love the old tom and jerry cartoons. Such great art and cartoon violence! 

(Source: 4gifs, via minarchist)

24 April 2014 ·

Amazon Sales Drop With Online Sales Tax - Business Insider

Nutshell: Amazon sales dipped, marketplace (non taxed sales) increased.

And the “local businesses” that were supposed to be saved by this? 2% increase.

Basically, this feel good bullshit legislation solved precisely nothing.

24 April 2014 ·

"What’s a postal worker to do when a company that isn’t the United States Postal Service starts offering USPS products and using its own employees to sell those services? Prepare to protest, which is what the American Postal Workers Union is going to do on Thursday at 50 Staples stores."

~

Translation: postal workers don’t like being shown how utterly irrelevant they are.

Of course the Postal Union hates this idea, calling it an “attack” on “the American public.”

Right. It’s an attack by making your shitty services more convenient for the average person.

I can’t wait ‘til the junk-mail delivery service goes away. It can’t happen soon enough.

Postal Workers Preparing To Protest Against Staples’ New In-Store Mailing Services – Consumerist

24 April 2014 ·

"The trial against a 65-year-old man accused of murdering two teens who entered his home is underway in Minnesota, stirring debate about how far people can go in defending their homes."

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No it’s not. And they didn’t “enter his home.” They broke in. And he killed them.

If you don’t wanna die, don’t break into my house.

The idea that he can be charged with murder for killing two intruders into his house is so ridiculous we should be protesting in the streets. Instead, we have a bunch of assholes arguing that “you don’t have the right to kill someone just because they’re in your home.”

Oh fucking really? Because if they aren’t invited, I can’t think of a better reason to put two rounds in ‘em.

Minnesota Man Accused of Murdering Teens Who Entered His Home - Yahoo

24 April 2014 ·

"The Democratic Party is nothing if not young, vibrant, and in favor of everyone paying as much as possible in taxes as an honorable patriotic duty. Which is why the party’s most popular Medicare recipient will endorse a 70-something tax cheat for his 23rd term this week."

~

Well, he is black, so you can’t come out against a black guy…

Most popular guy in the Party of Fair Share to endorse tax cheat for 23rd term « Hot Air

24 April 2014 ·

Obamacare Architect: ‘Be Prepared to Kiss Your Insurance Company Good-Bye Forever’ | TheBlaze.com

People are just catching up to this in a big way. This is something I wrote back in 2010/2011 (view the presentation here):

Within a few years, the insurance companies will either: 1. Raise their rates to exorbitant levels to cope with the various mandates imposed upon them which means they may end up out of the market or uncompetitive… Or… 2. Just go out of business. Now, the government didn’t actually take over the industry yet, but they did force the businesses in the industry out of business. Someone will have to fill that gap. And seeing as no private insurance company in their right mind would dare enter a market like this, who do you think will take it over?

24 April 2014 ·

"Houston City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday that makes it illegal to be a hoarder in an apartment, townhome or condominium complex."

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That’s how you solve hoarding. Just make it illegal.

The question is:

A: How do you find out someone is a hoarder? The law is touted as allowing “access.” Does that mean random apartment spotchecks?

B: What is the standard for “hoarding” and how much “stuff” is too much and how is that measured by an objective standard?

Houston City Council passes anti-hoarding ordinance for apartments, townhomes, condos | The Houston Free Thinkers

24 April 2014 ·

The lesson here, as explained by the video, is simple.

DOCUMENT.

EVERY.

INTERACTION.

If you don’t protect yourself, they will distort the facts.

(by HONORYOUROATH)

24 April 2014 ·

North Carolina Deputy Snatches Two Phones, Fails to Snatch Third, as she Handcuffs Man for no Reason | Photography is Not a Crime: PINAC

The video and accompanying story really do speak for themselves.

24 April 2014 ·

Mandatory Common Core tests in New York just happen to be full of corporate brand names

Across the state of New York, this year’s Common Core English tests have reportedly featured a slew of brand-name products including iPod, Barbie, Mug Root Beer and Life Savers. For Nike, the tests even conveniently included the shoe company’s ubiquitous slogan: “Just Do It.”

The brands – and apparently even some of their familiar trademark symbols – appeared in tests questions for students ranging from third to eighth grades, reports The Post-Standard of Syracuse.

Over one million students were required to take the tests.

Parents, teachers and school administrators have speculated that the kid-friendly brand names are a new form of product placement.

Education materials behemoth Pearson, which has a $32 million five-year contract to develop New York’s Common Core-related tests, has barred teachers and school officials from disclosing the contents of the tests.

Students and parents are not so barred, though, and many have complained.

Reflexively I want to balk at the idea of stuff being marketed to kids like this, but at the same time, the writers (while they may be just a bunch of corporate sell-outs) could just be trying to make the test relatable.

If you ask your average public school kid what kind of cheese corn puff they like, they wouldn’t even know what that is.  If you tell them it’s a Cheetoh, then they understand.

I’m not saying this is right or wrong, but I’m willing to believe that it might just be an attempt at making things easier for the dopey kids that take the test to understand.

(Source: darkporc, via libertariantaoist)

24 April 2014 ·

"Yesterday, the NYPD’s social media team got a bad taste of trending with its call for the public’s photos with a member of the NYPD to be tagged #myNYPD. Most of the photos tagged were some of the police department’s lowest moments—brutality during Occupy Wall Street or other protests or when a cop shot a homeless man’s dog. Today, Police Commissioner Bratton said he wasn’t too upset, telling reporters, “Most of the pictures I looked at, they’re old news. They’ve been out there for a long time.”"

~

You keep that stiff upper lip, Bill.

Bratton Cool With #myNYPD Twitter Disaster ‘Cause Most Photos Are ‘Old News’: Gothamist

24 April 2014 ·

"A study by Transportation Alternatives found that 66 percent of drivers speed on the road, a statistic that raises some concerns about the effectiveness of a reduced speed limit. With an already overextended police department, it remains to be seen whether creating a slow zone will actually impact driver behavior."

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Finally! Someone who realizes that lowering a speed limit doesn’t suddenly make people drive slower if the problem is speeding!

About time!

Greenpoint’s McGuinness Boulevard Gets Slow Zone’d: Gothamist

24 April 2014 ·

Federal Government: Sorry America, no powdered alcohol for you - Campaign for Liberty

Yet again we’re being “protected” by our nanny.

24 April 2014 ·

"I’ll readily admit that buying a house isn’t for everyone, but the one thing the article fails to take into consideration is that not buying a house is not the same as not needing to pay for housing. A person has to live somewhere, so if they’re not “investing” in their own home, they’re simply tossing into a landlord’s pocket and no matter how many years they have of doing so under their belt, they walk away having to start from scratch."

~ Buying A House Isn’t An Investment, Still Better Than Renting | insignificant thoughts

24 April 2014 ·

wonderous-world:

Russian Blue Kitten by Mixa Photography

wonderous-world:

Russian Blue Kitten by Mixa Photography

(via libertarianlolita)

23 April 2014 ·

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