20 Aug 2010

Anything but water

Non-water speed blogging (on the suggestion of my dad):
  • The Mexican President wants to debate legalizing drugs, a good way to reduce harm (28,000 murdered since 2006) in his country, a supplier of drugs to meet demand from we gringos.

  • Mike Munger details how the Chilean government destroyed a perfectly-efficient "public" transportation system (run by private operators), by taking it over for the government to run. (Mike is going to give an updated version soon...)

  • In 2006 Milton Friedman (now dead) said that government overspending will cause inflation (and not by accident). He also talks about the false allure of corporate social responsibility. Tea Bagger God?

  • How Glenn Beck* and Goldline are robbing people blind [click to enlarge]. Hint: It's the 42% loss you take on delivery.

  • Paul Ryan (R-WI) pisses off his fellow Congresscritters by trying to balance the budget. Read this excellent comment to get a feel for what politicians want vs what citizens need.

* Maybe Glenn is working with these guys?
We are Gold miners here in Mali on the sub-region of West Africa .We have some quantity of alluvial Gold Dust for sale. If you are interested, do not hesitate to get back to us as soon as possible for us to give you our full co-operate offer (FCO).Also even if you are not prepared to buy our Gold now, you can look for a buyer that will buy our Gold through you so that you will benefit a commission from it as well. We sincerely use this medium to contact you to let you know what we have presently.

we usually prefer to do our transaction mainly on FOB Mali .Our appointed representative shall accompany you and the product to your final destination and monitor further inspection of the assay process that will be carried out in the country where the product shall be shipped to. After you must have been satisfied with the product. you shall assist us to purchase needed plant machinery and mining equipments with part of the money for our use in order to boast our local production capacity. We can also go into a joint venture if you are interested based on your. Your quick and favorable response would be appreciated. We look forward in doing long lasting business transaction with you.

Our price is $22,000 USD per kilo.