Bah - tax*i* cartel....
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So basically, the tax cartel in Scotland has successfully erected numerous barriers to entry that prevent competitors from entering the market. Congratulations, I guess, if you're proud of that sort of thing.
Amazing. Apparently in your world, only right wing folks use blanket statements!
I currently have about 50 pages left and I just want to chime in here and say RIGHT ON. Great book. I can't wait to see if Yime ever actually does anything....
I wish I could reply to this a hundred times and give it a hundred points of karma.
I also wish I knew all this back in the 80's, plus the ability to and personality to stand up and do something about it.....
You can always tell the entrenched interests are getting worried about their bottom line when "concerns" start appearing.
"How DARE they build a prosthetic with a cheap 3D printer!?" "But it might be DANGEROUS!"
No, you are just scared that your ridiculous profit margins might get a haircut, and use regulation and FUD to increase the barrier to entry into "your" market. This is a great story and should be lauded by all, not tainted by the fishy smell of the concern trolls.
You must forget what it was like to be a kid on summer break. The whole world is your oyster!
If I didn't have to work, this time of year I'd be skiing and sledding, exploring my world. I'd build furniture for every room in my house. And then rebuild my house. And expand my gardens. Grow some more veggies. Replace my lawn with clover. Maybe I'd play some video games. Probably loooooads of tabletop RPGs...
Maybe my neighbors just want to sit around and watch Idol all day and get fat (is that so different than now?). Why should I care? If they're happy, I'm happy.
What's terrible about your way of thinking?
You don't know him personally. The only attachment you have to the guy is through his very fine novels. Why should you personally feel bad about how his family and friends took the news?
It's definitely a shame.
It's interesting to note that your only possible solution for the problem of capital sitting on the sidelines is to tax it.
You should probably get out more.
Let us know when your side brings up a single program to cut. Not you personally, we can all claim "cut defense spending!" or "reduce medicare benefits!" depending on which side you're on. But your party will never do it.
Bullshit. Bellyache is a genius because of 1 person: Marcia. If Marcia Brady wasn't there, he's a
As another, this comment isn't funny. It's true.
The government allows homeopathic garbage to be sold. Tell us again how government regulation of medicine is needed?
I was just thinking the same thing (particularly the pinned tenon joints) and it pretty much blew my mind.
Something good to talk about with fellow woodworking relatives over the next couple days of endless family time!
So the tl;dr version:
We are interventionists so we have to keep being interventionists, because.... derp.