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Posted on May 28 at 2:25 p.m.

alwaysright, if progressives understood basic economics they wouldn't be progressive. I mean, we are talking about a group of people who try to help poor people by making it illegal for them to work based on their own productive value (minimum wage).

On Supes Gently Grill Feds over Refugio Spill Response

Posted on May 28 at 1:20 p.m.

This is what bothers me the most:

"passed off the Senate floor with a unanimous vote"

One of the dumbest anti-freedom bills ever, that is actually going to hurt women in the workplace, gets passed unanimously.. And people wonder why I am an anarchist. It is because we are being led by total authoritarian retards. I wouldn't trust any of these people to work in a business I owned, why do we let them rule our lives??

On Gender Wage Gap Bill Moves Along

Posted on May 28 at 1:14 p.m.

This is actually going to make things worse for women trying to find employment.

If you are a business owner and you have to have two or more employees doing work that is all "substantially the same" and you have an experienced male who has been with your company for some time, you would probably not consider hiring a less experienced female under these new rules because you will not be able to pay them less. You CAN, however, go out and find a less experienced male and pay them less...because that isn't 'gender discrimination'.

Not to mention, is the government really that good at determining what kind of work is "substantially the same" through every single industry, no matter how technical, no matter how much free form creativity is required? I mean, if a company starts creating different positions that do work that is "substantially the same" but pays one position less than another and that position happens to be largely female, is the government now going to investigate and determine whether it is "substantially the same"? If the government has no experience in that industry, do you think they would be able to make a good determination? Do you think this is a good use of the time we pay government employees? Do you think some women will try to abuse these new rules?

I don't understand what is wrong with our leaders - what happened to freedom and liberty? Why are they constantly trying to institute new tyrannical aspects into everybody's lives??

On Gender Wage Gap Bill Moves Along

Posted on May 28 at 12:37 p.m.

The truth about the gender pay gap:

On Gender Wage Gap Bill Moves Along

Posted on May 23 at 2:39 p.m.

Hey wultenviron, why give politicians a job to do that they aren't experts at? Why streamline corruption? You know the oil companies write the regulations anyway, you know they will benefit them in the end.

Why not hold the companies responsible? If they fail, they fail. They sell their equipment to another company. Or they get insurance and the insurers and the company can do inspections and their rates can be based on some metric that comes from a company who will actually be financially responsible if something fails. Companies who are safer will have lower rates, and this will give incentives to companies to be more safe.

That seems a lot more efficient and effective than having a bunch of pipe-cops running around.

On Refugio Pipeline Shutdown Puts Brakes on Oil Production

Posted on May 22 at 10:13 p.m.

Yes sbindyreader, no doubt local corruption will exist. But is it easier to pay off 50 state judges, 3,144 county judges and 19,354 city judges or is it easier to just pay off 269 members of congress? The more centralized power is, the easier it is to corrupt.

On Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline

Posted on May 22 at 9:37 p.m.

"so should we expect the us to invade itself?"

Spacey, please, learn about the nature of government.

"Or made it an independent country again."-botany

That would be great for them, but I doubt the powerful interests who run our government want that.

On Laws Are Made to Be Broken

Posted on May 22 at 8:56 p.m.

"bikers spilled into the parking between the Twin peaks and the Don Carlos Mexican restaurant next door, the police were waiting for them. The scuffle became a knife fight and several men were stabbed. When one of the combatants produced a gun the Swat team opened fire with automatic weapons. Multiple sources have told The Aging Rebel that all of the dead were killed by police."

"All of the dead were killed by police"

"All of the dead were killed by police"

Here is the same confederation of bikers meeting in January, their meeting focusing on political action and pro-freedom legislation:

This was a group that was becoming successful at passing pro-freedom legislation and had a lot of political successes and clout. They were targeted and killed by the Feds for their political views, then they were maligned by the media as a group of rag-tag drug dealers so nobody would feel sorry for them or think twice about what happened.

The incident will also be used to drive Jade Helm 15 urban military exercises this coming July.

On Laws Are Made to Be Broken

Posted on May 22 at 8:45 p.m.

Ya nativeson you're right, but what have we learned from privatizing profits and socializing losses? If the company doesn't have to pay for the full brunt clean ups, then what incentive do they have to be safe? I've just gone through in detail the mechanisms and formulas that would be used to determine investment in safety equipment and bearing the full bore of the cost is essential. The other option is the government plays pipe-cops and goes around inspecting everybody's pipes, and when it fails then the taxpayers take on a significant portion of the liability. The government sucks and doing things and enforcing things, so it is better to make the oil companies and insurance companies have the right incentives to police their own equipment.

There are plenty of oil companies - if one goes out of business because they have a poor safety record and have to make a lot of accident payouts, then they will sell their equipment to another company with a better safety record. What's the problem?

On Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline

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