Two shoots, two hits, two misses. Scott Greenfield explains.
Beneath the fold; how it’s still wrong to deny rights to one group just because rights were at some time denied to another.
A one-sentence bill to slash through the health-care mess. Is it pure freedomista? Nope. Not by a longshot. (And this isn’t an endorsement, so don’t rail at me for being a statist, okay?) But it’s out-of-the-box thinking, which Our Health-Insurance Overlords badly need to do. (H/T MJ)
Re beneath the fold: How long ago was it first said, “Two wrongs don’t make a right?”
Amelia Earhart: Red River Dave, from long ago; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUhB3-aHnNc
No matter if the philosophical basis is correct, regardless of whether the analogy applies, we’ve been “refolding” for more than 50 years and two generations. It hasn’t worked and isn’t working.
I believe it’s clear by now that Amelia Earhart doesn’t want to be found. They should just leave the poor woman alone. What, does she owe somebody money?
Re: beneath the fold. Interesting article, but the comments are vile.
I remind you that Medicare is required to set pay rates by law at a level that in fact are profitable — that is, above cost by a modest amount — for everything it covers.
If only “required by law” meant that Medicare reimbursements actually were set to provide a “modest” profit.
Creasing a piece of paper one way, then creasing it the other, doesn’t make it flat. It makes it easy to tear into two pieces.
I’d be interested in seeing how a garden that size could feed someone, and how you could keep crops long enough to harvest without storms wiping them out. Speaking of storms, how is that “elastic anchor system” going to tame storm surges when the house is in deep water?
The asset forfeiture story is paywalled.
No worries, Claire, those of us living North of The Border thought that duffelblog item was funny, too. 🙂
Sorry, Claire, but (as a Canadian) I thought the funniest thing about the Canuck sniper piece you posted was *your* apology to Canadians who might be offended. I hereby declare you to be an honorary snowback!
I had no problem opening the Civil Asset Forfeiture article (no paywall that I could see). And it’s a good article, worth reading. Like so many laws which may once have had an (arguably) valid premise, CAF has metastasized into an obscene “policing for profit” scam which needs to be reined in. Not only can property be “lawfully” (sic) seized without any criminal charges even being filed, let alone a conviction obtained, in one recent case the US Supreme Court had to order the State of Colorado to return money to defendants who had actually been acquitted of the charges! (Nelson v. Colorado, No. 15-1256, April 9, 2017).
Over 20 states have already enacted reforms, in varying degrees, and I’m working with some of my state legislators to enact reforms in my state, but the federal government itself is one of the worst offenders. The FBI uses local law enforcement agencies to bolster its forces, and has an “equitable sharing” program which gives 80% of the loot to that agency. I hope that the Supreme Court finds a case soon to end this abusive practice, but failing that we all need to work on doing so at the state level.