GOVEROTRAGEOUS: “Sex offender” isn’t what you think it is

Thursday, July 22, 2010

http://www.causes.com/causes/425080?m=9e4cc0c7&recruiter_id=20524961

Don’t Allow Registered Sex Offenders on Facebook!!!

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The cause now has 3,848,276 members.

Their mission: Get Facebook to block registered sex offenders from joining Facebook

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I know a “good guy” who’s a “registered sex offender” for drunkenly urinating on a tree. As usual for the Gooferment, they can’t find their butt with both hands. That diktat needs some tuning. Besides if RSOs are so dangerous, why don’t we keep them locked up? End the drug war, pardon all the non-violent drug offenders, and there will be pleanty of room for the RSOs.

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JOBSEARCH: Adjusting expectations

Thursday, July 22, 2010

http://www.sovereignman.com/expat/case-study-the-maltese-expat/

Case Study: The Maltese Expat
by Simon Black
July 15, 2010
Bath, England

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Here’s what’s most intriguing about her, though… she’s always worked. Even as a 70-year old widow in Malta, she still has a job. In her own words Emma says, “I’m a war baby. My generation doesn’t think that anyone owes us anything, doesn’t think that it’s other people’s responsibility to take care of us.”

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That’s a generational difference: the past generation (No one owes us anything), the current generation (We expect the good life with little effort.), and the future generation (We’re entitled to the good life.)

Argh

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FUN: Cheap Ford meets Homicide Bomber

Thursday, July 22, 2010

FROM LUDDITE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q51hVC0Lgwg

Very funny.

Some inventor somewhere should be working on a force field that would protect the innocent from a homicide bomber.

One has to wonder how a whole religion, let alone one single individual, can be distorted into killing.

But the video was stunning in its honesty.

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PLINKY: The Worst Teacher I Ever Had

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ahh, to be back in that much simpler time, with no worries, no demands, and the parties.

Has to be Doctor Zia. Not only was his spoken “Engrish” so bad, bordering on unintelligible, but his marking strategy was insane. His exams were one question — right or wrong — no partial credit — no credit for showing the correct method — just 100% or a Big Fat Goose Egg. No one ever took him twice voluntarily. And his slogan “U Ingineer, wrong sign, bridge fall down, no partial credit.” is immortalized in Jasper legend. Anyone who was on the receiving end of that aphorism ever forgets it. I certainly won’t.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: What opportunities are forever lost

Thursday, July 22, 2010

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/signs-stimulus/story?id=11163180

Signs of the Stimulus
Some Call it Transparency, Others Another Example of Government Waste
By JONATHAN KARL and GREGORY SIMMONS
July 14, 2010

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As the midterm election season approaches, new road signs are popping up everywhere – millions of dollars worth of signs touting “The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act” and reminding passers-by that the program is “Putting America Back to Work.”

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So why are we surprised that the politicians and bureaucrats waste our money?

Every time I see one of those signs, I think: “Now where is the broken window?” What worthwhile project has been crowded out by this boondoggle. It could have been the cure for cancer or as something as a toy that gives joy to a child or as nice as some taxpayer taking his family to the beach today or as trivial as buying oneself and extra slice of pizza.

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The parable of the broken window was created by Frédéric Bastiat in his 1850 essay Ce qu’on voit et ce qu’on ne voit pas (That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Unseen) to illuminate the notion of hidden costs associated with destroying property of others.

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