I found this excerpt an interesting concept to consider:
People were free to quit a job they hated, or even start their own business without fear of losing their medical coverage.
Burn the TSA to the ground.
Should We Get Rid of the DEA?
(Source: Boing Boing)
The Russian President has signed the much disputed set of amendments to the administrative code that increase the fines for illegal rallies 150-fold and introduces more regulations over street protest.
Putin cites the riots in Great Britain in 2011 as one of the pretenses of the amendments, effectively associating all “illegal rallies” and “street events” with acts of wonton, criminal violence, or perhaps a political coup. In reality, he’s probably thinking more about long-term, regime-changing, widespread protests ala Arab Spring and OWS, and how he can create a legal precedent for hamstringing public dissent.
What a huge debt this nation owes to its “troublemakers.” From Thomas Paine to Martin Luther King, Jr., they have forced us to focus on problems we would prefer to downplay or ignore. Yet it is often only with hindsight that we can distinguish those troublemakers who brought us to our senses from those who were simply troublemakers. Prudence, and respect for the constitutional rights to free speech and free association, therefore dictate that the legal system cut all non-violent protesters a fair amount of slack.
A CEO, a Tea Partier and a union organizer sit down at a table, on which there is a dish of 12 cookies.The CEO takes 11 of the cookies and says to the Tea Partier, “That union guy wants part of your cookie.