But Donald Trump Is Right About California Water -- The Problem Is The Price, Not The Drought
In the allocation of scarce resources, price is an important signal. Failing to properly price water has meant California has a drought when in reality it does not. It has a price mismatch. This should drive progressive Trump haters into a frenzy.
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We just received a letter from Maddogsson regarding rifle qualification at Marine Corps Boot Camp
As expected he qualified as a Rifle Expert, and will be able to wear that badge. His concern on the day before qualifications was the kneeling position, I am not sure why, but that would have been the position he has least fired from. We shoot pistols weekly, and rifles about 30+ times per year. He has plenty of experience with a large variety of weapons. He was very open to learning everything the Marine Corps trainers could teach.
Apparently, his platoon is has a few bad eggs who do not seem to like the Boot Camp experience. They pissed in a few canteens the other day, and, of course, the Drill Instructors found out, they have eyes in the back of their heads. The platoon was placed on lockdown resulting in constant headcount, and fire watch needing to report anyone leaving their rack!
Maddogsson was pleased with his shooting but disappointed that another in his platoon significantly out shot him. Heh. Competition will only sharpen his skills. While his platoon is full of problem children, in things like rifle qualification, Pugil Stick, etc they do very well. This time they performed and scored highest qualifying average. An equipment malfunction disqualified them, however. Too bad!
The Quantified Vagina: This Startup Aims To Track Women's Health Through Smart Tampons
Neither Maddogswif , nor Maddogsdatir were amused when we told them we had a box coming from Amazon! Apparently, this shows not love but lack of trust. Who knew!?
We were amusing ourself.
Gambling addicts, progressives, and Euro socialist always believe they only need one more stake and everything will work out fine
European governments are cracking down on the sharing economy, and it's worrying the EU
Europe is not prepared to go into the future without a kicking, screaming tantrum! Change is tough, but this is ridiculous.
Ride-Sharing, Fatal Crashes, and Crime by Sean E. Mulholland, Angela K. Dills :: SSRN
Unsurprisingly, Uber and its siblings are a net benefit to society.
This is so much shooting fish in a barrel. These foppish, mush mouthed fussbudgets will now proceed to whinge, and whine, clearly establishing their wimp-hood. If Trump does nothing but antagonize and bait the press copse (heh), we will be throughly pleased with his run.
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There is a reason that Americans began shifting away from the anti-gun nut stance, it is built on a foundation of lies, frequently obvious lies.
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Europeans have no idea on how to assimilate immigrants, as Sweden so poignantly shows by segregating swimming
Sweden stirs debate with women-only swimming, in nod to Muslims
Nearly all European related immigration over the past 120 years has been from Europe to other places, most commonly America or Canada. As a result Europe has no idea on what to do with immigrants. They have copious experience with emigrants, however.
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Why They Died: The Motivations of American Soldiers in 12 Great Wars
The story is worth a read.
But there is another story lying within. It is the story of how much importance Americans place on life. Notice how many of the wars resulted in few deaths. The comparisons are truly stunning.
The National WWII Museum | New Orleans: Learn: For Students: WWII by the Numbers: World-Wide Deaths
Few of the nations involved in WWII were free, it is clear that free markets, with republican governance, with substantial individual liberties value life far more than dictatorships, empires, totalitarians, or other autocratic governance.
One of the primary reasons for the success of the Pax Americana is the successful American export of free markets, republican governance, and individual liberties. Now is no time to follow the Obama lead, and withdraw from this most important endeavor.