How to be a Leader for Climate Justice
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As I scroll through the web pages, I get the impression that I’d be more accepted at a TED event if I was African. That is easily remedied by simple self-identification. I may look like an old white guy, but I’m actually a 25-year-old negro who further identifies as female to check yet another critical box in the never-ending search for equity.
** If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in five years. – Milton Friedman
** Government Stores – However, rising taxes and crime had led many to leave, particularly businesses. This includes grocery chains. Walmart, Walgreens, and Aldi are just some of the companies closing stores.
Johnson’s solution is telling. Rather than address the underlying conditions, he is suggesting a solution that has failed historically — government-run stores. Indeed, the failure to deal with crime and hostile business environments has allowed socialist activists to realize a major new socialist agenda item.
** Conundrum – “If a politician does a ‘favor’ for a crime boss, and the crime boss pays the politician’s wife, it’s still bribery. If the crime boss pays the politician’s crackhead son on account of the favor, it’s still bribery.” — Jeff Childers, the Coffee & Covid blog
** Many of us recall when the IRS seized the Mustang Ranch, a whorehouse in Nevada, for back taxes. The IRS took over the prostitution operation and somehow ran it at a loss. Eventually, they turned over management to reputed mobsters who were able to turn it around and run it at a profit. The IRS only cared about the money.
** The IRS suspected a fishing boat owner wasn’t paying proper wages to his deckhand and sent an agent to investigate him.
IRS AUDITOR: “I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them.”
BOAT OWNER: “Well, there’s Clarence, my deckhand, he’s been with me for 3 years. I pay him $1,000 a week plus free room and board. Then there’s the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Bacardi rum and a dozen beers every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also gets to sleep with my wife occasionally.”
IRS AUDITOR: “That’s The guy I’m here here to talk to, the mentally challenged one.”
BOAT OWNER: “That would be me. What would you like to know?”
** California Legislation – California just passed its 28th Amendment proposal through its state legislature. The viability of such a scheme is less important than what they think of us, our rights, and what they really want to do.
In a previous life?
Identify the Aircraft
It only existed on the drawing board, but I’m still throwing it down for an ID.