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Registered Jun 16, 2005
justme's most recent comments:
- On 21 Nov 2014
There Is No Longer A Rule Of Law,
Soundbite of a Republican congressman droning on about how illegals have broken the law by committing perjury and document fraud. Delivered with faux outrage and straight face. "Who do they think they are, bankers?" exclaimed the exasperated empty suit.
- On 21 Nov 2014
A fun read about government as a tool for concentrating wealth,
Manorialism, never even heard the word before. I have read before about how the English (and other) aristocracy essentially stole the land of the peasants by inventing new legal concepts and using fencing to prevent peasant from getting access to their own land, hence making it easier to steal. No right-of-way given, I suppose.
The original article is really good.
I often wondered where the English term "freehold" for land ownership came from, and I see there is also "copyhold" mentioned. I'm going to have to study this some more.
One thing you can be certain of, the founders and other early arrivals in the US were well aware of what had happened in England around 1650, and were in a position to grant themselves huge swaths of valuable land, which later arrivals had to buy back from them in small pieces.
The land grabs in the US may have been a good case for a Federal land-use tax, the whole Georgism thing, although I am skeptical about making land-use tax the ONLY form of taxation.
- On 20 Nov 2014
35 feet, my ass!,
Case closed, indeed.
The evidence shows that Wilson (police) fired shots at a fleeing Brown (suspect), and that when Brown stopped, turned and raised his arms to surrender, Wilson caught up with Brown and killed him in cold blood, with one of the last shots fired into the top of Brown's skull while he was lying face down on the pavement with his arms along his sides.
That is murder. Wilson should be indicted, tried and convicted.