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Posted on September 13 at 1:31 p.m.
"Somalia has done very well for itself in the 15 years since its government was eliminated."-- loonpt
I hereby nominate that sentence as the most absurd one ever to appear in these comments. That the assertions are supported by cites to mises and rockwell only demonstrate the utterly opaque blinders loonpt is wearing.
Let's see what ask.com (for just one of countless similar cites) has to say:
-----------------Somalia is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 161st out of 163 countries on the United Nations’ Human Development Index in 2001. Somalia did not appear on the 2006 index for lack of data. About 40 percent of Somalis live in extreme poverty (on less than $1 a day). Livestock agriculture, once a mainstay, has been devastated by war and by the refusal of Saudi Arabia, formerly a primary trading partner, to import Somali livestock over health concerns.
“Over the past year,” Sam Zarifi of Human Rights Watch told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Oct. 3, 2007, “we have seen an already volatile region become even more violent and unstable, with hundreds of thousands of civilians suffering massive crimes. There has been little or no response from important voices in the international community, including the United States.” Somalia is in a state of virtual anarchy. There is no free press. Reporters are routinely detained and occasionally murdered.
Let me repeat one sentence: "Somalia is in a state of virtual anarchy."
loonpt, find me some verifiable evidence from NON-libertarian mouthpieces that Somalia is doing well and I'll eat my pixels.
On Fisherman Fined for Catching Steelhead
Posted on September 11 at 4:55 p.m.
He put a fishhook in the water. Did it have a sign on it saying, "No, no, steely, stay away!" If not, guilty as charged. Bang. Case closed.
Posted on September 11 at 12:22 p.m.
"I have always read this publication with a sense of acceptance of its contents as truthful and unbiased."-- AndraD
You've got to be kidding me. EVERY media report has a viewpoint, a bias, a slant (spin) and errors of omission and commission. That it took, what, 40+ years for you to figure this out says a lot. It also validates that old saw, "The acorn never falls far from the tree." If you kids grew up here and didn't know that the steelhead are a protected species, I suggest you go back to your "best" school and demand a refund. Or maybe it would be easier to go have a look in a mirror and have a heart-to-heart conversation with the person you see there.
Posted on September 11 at 12:05 p.m.
I wonder whether there's an ounce of humility buried beneath the 400 pounds of blubber.
On Big Man, Big Plans
Posted on September 9 at 12:21 p.m.
Clearly, they did not pay for beauty. : - )
On City Dedicates New Type 3 Fire Engine
Posted on September 6 at 1:07 a.m.
I think fingers should be pointing at whoever came up with the bogus estimate. People have been repairing helicopters for a century (well, ok, a little less) and the costs of maintenance and repair should not be a mystery.
On Whirlybird Sticker Shock
Posted on September 6 at 12:59 a.m.
Interesting comment, dlang. When you sober up would you post it again?
On Dueling Prison Plans
Posted on September 6 at 12:58 a.m.
"Any rational person should be horrified by the number of people we keep in prison, seriously how bad can these people be at there jobs before we fire them??"-- WC
"their" not "there"
Your anger is pointed at the wrong people. All the groups you identified are doing their jobs. While they have some discretion, if lawmakers criminalize minor offenses, then overcrowding are a result. Period. It's got nothing to do with who is enforcing the law.
Your anger (and mine) should be directed at our legislators at the state and national level. As soon as they pass sensible drug laws, this problem will be gone in a year.
Posted on September 6 at 12:37 a.m.
What "people", zuma7?
On Former Fire Employee Arrested for Grand Theft
Posted on September 2 at 2:11 p.m.
Wow, you've really gone off the rails today, foo. Your posts on Jackson's alleged extremism makes this a pot/kettle situation. For example, it's a fetus NOT a baby. It's hard to listen to your opinion when you don't even know the proper words to use.
"Eventually the already disparate doctor-to-patient ratio will grow to the point where people will die not from lack of insurance, but from having to wait for an available doctor. I speak through experience."-- billclausen
I'm sorry to read of your demise, billclausen. Who's your typist?
"... potentially put more women at risk when they have the inevitable percentage of complications per capita."-- italiansurg
You missed the part of the article where studies have shown that the risk is no greater under this bill than at present where only doctors can perform the procedure. Since now rural women don't have to travel to get an abortion, it will be able to be done earlier and safer and at less cost. I'm hard pressed to see a down side.
On Jackson Argues For New Abortion Measure