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Lapas con rifles

Source: Special Report: Drug cartel ‘narco-antennas’ make life dangerous for Mexico’s cell tower repairmen – Reuters

Ahora con eso que el mugre peje no quiere confrontación de cualquier clase con los carteles, que pueden hacer las empresas?

Si los empleados hacen algo mal, los matan. Si la empresa hace algo mal, la balean o secuestran. Mientras tanto los costos de energía siguen y siguen.

Mal asunto de cualquier forma que se mire.

Cognitive Dissonance 30 minutes out of downtown

The suburbs run on federal subsidies. Without them, America’s suburbs would have to become more financially productive. They would need to get greater returns per foot on public infrastructure investment. That would mean repealing repressive zoning regulations, allowing the market to respond to supply and demand signals for housing. It would also mean allowing the “little downtowns” Kurtz fears to form where demand for them exists. Isn’t that what is supposed to happen with self-government and local control?

Source: It’s Time to Abolish Single-Family Zoning | The American Conservative

To have a conservative person say this is quite strange. Few suburbs in all of the US actively try to compete with the cities they’re attached to, mostly because they only want to attract wealthier millennials who can afford the down payment on a house by way of the parents paying for it.

Milk Wars!

The war on milk | MinnPost.

I’m pretty sure there are more people in Minnesota who have drunk raw milk this year than there are people in the whole of Mexico.

Now I want to try some raw milk and find out for myself what the fuzz is all about. Illegal? Maybe. Could I get sick and die? Yeah, same as with anything else.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

I wouldn’t still be able to vote… yet.

Most people associate such exhaustive money-laundering with drug cartels. But it’s now standard practice at firms like Eli Lilly, Google, Microsoft, Pfizer, and Facebook. The only difference is that when drug dealers do it, the government shows up with Kevlar and automatic weapons instead of a refund check.

via The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes – Page 1 – News – Minneapolis – City Pages.

I need to set myself up as a Delaware corporation, then sell my mind to that so my body can license it. Then maybe I could set a subsidiary of myself up in Mexico so I could travel unhindered by the TSA or the Border Patrol even if I carry a kilo of whiter-than-snow pure cocaine.

It’d be for R&D purposes, obviously.

Disband the TSA, now.

That children are now being conditioned to allow strangers to shove hands down their pants, that young women are subjected to genital inspections before being allowed to pursue their careers, that innocent people are adopting poses of humiliation and surrender in response to barked commands, is such a great harm to our society that no one with any sense of history could consider reducing the risk of an astronomically remote adverse event to be justification for TSA’s reprehensible actions. There’s just nothing to balance here. The harms are enormous, the benefits are make-believe. Disband the TSA, now.
Nat Friedman - TSA debate