mrsrandallboggs:

i don’t follow oursethofarda.

should i?

Yes. Especially if you used to follow christian-glibertarian because that’s his new blog since he returned to Tumblr after a brief hiatus away from idiots.

FYI

If a state charges $400 a year for “vehicle registration,” it obviously includes personal property tax based on the assessed value of the vehicle and is not just “registration.” I know that’s how Maryland does it. The registration fee paid to the DMV in Virginia after the Bob McDonnell tax hike is $42.75 for one year or $83.50 for two years for all non-commercial passenger vehicles whether a car is a clunker or a luxury sports car. Personal property tax is paid to the locality where the vehicle is primarily garaged either once or twice a year depending on the locality and is based on the assessed value of the vehicle. It’s horrible and it sucks that scumbag Mark Warner canceled Jim Gilmore’s plan to eventually eliminate the car tax entirely when he came into office as governor in 2002, blaming it on the “fiscal crisis” he invented solely because there wasn’t enough tax revenue to offset all of his proposed spending increases. However, at least Virginia is more honest than most states and calls vehicle registration, “vehicle registration,” and personal property tax, “personal property tax,” unlike many states that just call everything “registration” even though it’s obviously not when it varies based on the assessed value of your vehicle. At least it’s blatantly obvious (and noticeably annoying) that you’re paying a tax when you write a check to the treasurer’s office of your county twice a year to pay a bill labeled “personal property tax.” When other states bundle it all into “vehicle registration” from the DMV, it’s far easier to deceive people into thinking taxes are just “user fees” and other nonsense. The DMV is also entirely funded on the various fees it charges so we know what is supposed to be going to fund the DMV and what is a tax on property simply for owning property. It sucks no matter how a state does it but at least we know we’re paying a tax in Virginia when we’re paying a tax.

communismkills:

Whenever someone talks about teh evil banksters, they probably have no idea what banks even do. Really, a lot of the populist anti-banking stuff rubs me the wrong way. I’m as anti-Fed as the next person, but a lot of the anti-Fed and anti-bank arguments are way too conspiratorial and just outright wrong.

Exactly. Private banks were around for hundreds of years before central banking. Banks were originally just storage warehouses for gold. People started trading the deposit slips instead of the gold itself and that is basically how paper money evolved. The first paper money was actually deposit slips for gold stored in warehouses. These banks eliminated the need to constantly transfer physical gold in monetary transactions. Banks and paper money were private innovations for centuries before governments started establishing central banks to regulate banking in order to support monetization of debt and other similarly bad ideas. Private banks are essential in any monetary system whether public or private.

oursethofarda:

Yikes, someone like a post, quick.

mrsrandallboggs​!!!

oursethofarda:

Yikes, someone like a post, quick.

mrsrandallboggs!!!

donttreadonvirginia:

spydrz:

justjezza:

Seen in London today
(Along with two other “ambulances” driven by two other pillocks)

A 944.

I thought 999 was outdated. You’re supposed to call 0118 999 881 999 119 7253 there now for emergency services, right?

It’s definitely preferable to using a fire extinguisher that was made in Britain.

donttreadonvirginia:

spydrz:

justjezza:

Seen in London today

(Along with two other “ambulances” driven by two other pillocks)

A 944.

I thought 999 was outdated. You’re supposed to call 0118 999 881 999 119 7253 there now for emergency services, right?

It’s definitely preferable to using a fire extinguisher that was made in Britain.

spydrz:

justjezza:

Seen in London today
(Along with two other “ambulances” driven by two other pillocks)

A 944.

I thought 999 was outdated. You’re supposed to call 0118 999 881 999 119 7253 there now for emergency services, right?

spydrz:

justjezza:

Seen in London today

(Along with two other “ambulances” driven by two other pillocks)

A 944.

I thought 999 was outdated. You’re supposed to call 0118 999 881 999 119 7253 there now for emergency services, right?

donttreadonvirginia:

jewishpolitics:

itsallaboutthesouth:

 

Ah, the new coca cola flavor, with each taste you can hear the constitution ripping. 

Is this real or photoshopped?

Either way, don’t be a looter; buy your own Pepsi and learn to love capitalism:In addition, I had an after-school position at a small stockbrokerage, sweeping floors, delivering packages, and performing miscellaneous other chores. One day, when there wasn’t much to do and I was talking with a salesman who’d befriended me, he said something along the lines of, “I could sell your people a shiny vacuum cleaner before I could sell them a share of stock.” (Back then, “your people”—meaning blacks—wasn’t considered an offensive remark.) He continued, “Shares of stock will do much more than a vacuum cleaner.”I’ve forgotten my response, but a few days later, I asked him what “stock” was. He explained that purchasing “shares” of it made you part-owner of a company. A bit later, I asked him how I could buy stock. He explained that I should look at the list he gave me and choose a company I liked, and he would make the transaction for me. One of the companies on the list was Pepsi-Cola. I loved Pepsi—didn’t know one thing about the company, but the soda was one of my favorites. I told the salesman, whose name I’ve long forgotten, that I wanted to buy a share of Pepsi-Cola. He purchased one or maybe two shares of Pepsi out of my wages. And as I recall, I wasn’t charged commission; he must have paid it out of his pocket.I didn’t have that job for more than a year. But even then, at about age sixteen, I’d purchase additional shares of Pepsi every once in a while, until the price rose and it became too expensive. The little bit of money I had tied up in stock was inconsequential. But the larger benefit was that, as a teenager, I began reading the financial pages of the The Philadelphia Bulletin to keep track of how my stock was doing. In the process, I looked at other stocks and read some of the financial page articles, without much understanding but with a growing acquaintance with finance. Years later, I sold the Pepsi-Cola shares in exchange for some in Wellington Mutual Fund.”
— Williams, Walter E. Up from the Projects: An Autobiography. 1st edition. Stanford, Calif: Hoover Institution Press, 2010. 14-15. Print.

donttreadonvirginia:

jewishpolitics:

itsallaboutthesouth:

Ah, the new coca cola flavor, with each taste you can hear the constitution ripping.

Is this real or photoshopped?

Either way, don’t be a looter; buy your own Pepsi and learn to love capitalism:

In addition, I had an after-school position at a small stockbrokerage, sweeping floors, delivering packages, and performing miscellaneous other chores. One day, when there wasn’t much to do and I was talking with a salesman who’d befriended me, he said something along the lines of, “I could sell your people a shiny vacuum cleaner before I could sell them a share of stock.” (Back then, “your people”—meaning blacks—wasn’t considered an offensive remark.) He continued, “Shares of stock will do much more than a vacuum cleaner.”
I’ve forgotten my response, but a few days later, I asked him what “stock” was. He explained that purchasing “shares” of it made you part-owner of a company. A bit later, I asked him how I could buy stock. He explained that I should look at the list he gave me and choose a company I liked, and he would make the transaction for me. One of the companies on the list was Pepsi-Cola. I loved Pepsi—didn’t know one thing about the company, but the soda was one of my favorites. I told the salesman, whose name I’ve long forgotten, that I wanted to buy a share of Pepsi-Cola. He purchased one or maybe two shares of Pepsi out of my wages. And as I recall, I wasn’t charged commission; he must have paid it out of his pocket.
I didn’t have that job for more than a year. But even then, at about age sixteen, I’d purchase additional shares of Pepsi every once in a while, until the price rose and it became too expensive. The little bit of money I had tied up in stock was inconsequential. But the larger benefit was that, as a teenager, I began reading the financial pages of the The Philadelphia Bulletin to keep track of how my stock was doing. In the process, I looked at other stocks and read some of the financial page articles, without much understanding but with a growing acquaintance with finance. Years later, I sold the Pepsi-Cola shares in exchange for some in Wellington Mutual Fund.”

— Williams, Walter E. Up from the Projects: An Autobiography. 1st edition. Stanford, Calif: Hoover Institution Press, 2010. 14-15. Print.

Ha.

I tagged jewishpolitics again because she complained so much the last time I tagged her in something mrsrandallboggs tagged me in and now I must tag her next time because she complained again despite giving great answers and questions.

mrsrandallboggs tagged me

1. Always post the rules

2. Answer the questions of the person who tagged you

3. Write 11 new questions

4. Tag 11 random people

5. Tell them you tagged them

6. Tag me in your responses 

Questions by mrsrandallboggs:

1. If you were a wizard in Harry Potter world, what do you think your job would be?

I would only be pretending to be a wizard (but not actually practicing any sorcery) to turn all of the wicked heathens back from their evil ways of sorcery. =P

2. Do you separate politics from entertainment or do you feel the need to only read books by authors you agree with, watch movies that promote your values, etc?

Yes and no.  There aren’t many musicians with whom I both agree politically and whose music I enjoy.  Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, the late Johnny Ramone of the Ramones, and RUSH (in many aspects, especially their earlier stuff) are rare exceptions.  There are very few actors with whom I agree politically with as well.  I don’t read much fiction beyond Ayn Rand and comedy so I expect to agree politically the most with authors more than musicians or actors.  However, I’ll read comedy books by comedians with different morals than myself.  Jim Norton is hilarious.  He’s extremely raunchy and he attacks the left and the right.  He’s been a guest on Red Eye many times so he’s not a political hack like Bill Maher.  I definitely watch movies that do not match my values.  Enjoying a fictional story does not mean I’d enjoy the story occurring in real life.  The biggest issue for me is when nut job politics become so much of the focus of a music, movie, book, etc. that it makes the music, movie, or book horrible.  I can respect a musician as an artist while considering them a disgusting person with disgusting political or moral views and I can respect a musician as a person while not enjoying their music.  It’s extremely rare that I respect a musician as both a person and an artist.  That said, when a musician turns so political that his or her music is completely ruined, I draw the line.  I was a huge fan of Green Day in 1994 when Dookie was released, especially after watching Woodstock ‘94 that summer on Pay Per View.  I never really liked any of the band’s subsequent albums but, by American Idiot, they were complete political hacks masquerading as a band to me. I still consider Dookie a masterpiece and will listen to the songs from that album on the radio but they aren’t my favorite band like they were in the mid-1990s and I don’t listen or care about anything new by them.

3. Would you rather go to Antarctica or to the moon?

The trip to Antarctica would most likely be on a ship.  The trip to the moon would require flying.  That is the deciding factor right there.  I’ll take the ship to Antarctica.

4. Would you rather marry/live with one of your ex’s for the rest of your life or end up alone forever?

If she wasn’t “marriage material” in the first place, she certainly wouldn’t be now.  Living with a person of the opposite sex who is not family for any reason (romantic or platonic) outside of marriage is severely prohibited in Judaism so that is also not an option.  G-d forbid I never find a woman to marry but I’d rather be alone than in any kind of romantic relationship with a woman who wasn’t “marriage material.”  Such a relationship would have to be limited to friendship.

5. If you could right now learn to speak any one language fluently, what would it be?

Hebrew, for obvious reasons.

6. What, if any, numbers do you think are unlucky or make you feel uncomfortable?

None.

7. Do you get nervous when you see you have a message in your inbox?

Usually.  There are only a few people with whom I regularly exchange messages on Tumblr so unless I’m expecting a message, it’s usually ridiculous hate as a result of something I posted.  Additionally, my new message indicator tends to not work properly when I receive new messages from people with whom I regularly interact so the new message indicator is less likely to indicate that I have a positive message than an annoying one.

8. Are you mad at any family members right now?

No.

9. If you had to pick a famous dead person to have sex with, who would it be?

I suggest you go to a famous historic church and pick a famous dead religious leader about whom to read, mrsrandallboggs. =P

10. What is your favorite news source?

The Daily Caller

11. Have you read or are you going to read any books today and what are they?

Ethnic America: A History by Thomas Sowell.

TourBook Guide: New York (2014 Edition) by AAA Publishing.

I’m planning my trip next month to upstate New York to visit the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York where I plan to actually blow some glass, the Finger Lakes, and Elmira, New York to see Mark Twain’s study where he spent summers writing large portions of his most famous works after he married a woman from Elmira.  They moved his study to the campus of Elmira College in 1952.  I also hope to visit Woodlawn Cemetery where Mark Twain is interred along with Ernie Davis.  It is next to Woodlawn National Cemetery where 3,000 Confederate POWs were buried who died in Elmira (a.k.a., Hellmira) Prison, a Union POW camp.

My questions:

  1. What is your earliest memory (visual or otherwise) and what was your approximate age at the time?
  2. When did you form your current political views and what led you to those views?
  3. What was the first election you remember as a child, which candidates and/or parties did you support, and how did that experience compare to the first election in which you voted, campaigned, etc. and the most recent election in which you voted, campaigned, etc.?
  4. What is the first movie (or movies) you remember watching as a child?
  5. What was the first concert you attended and what was the most recent concert you attended?
  6. What was the first album you purchased (or the earliest you can remember) and on what medium was that album (e.g., vinyl, cassette, CD, MP3 or other digital format, 8-track, reel-to-reel, etc.)?
  7. How old were you when you first used a computer and what details do you remember about that computer?
  8. What was the first video game console system you owned and/or what was the first arcade game you remember playing?
  9. How old were you when you got your first cell phone?
  10. What was the first car you remember riding in as a child and what do you remember about that car?
  11. What was the first car you ever drove, what was the car in which you primarily learned to drive, and what was the first car you ever owned?

Tagging:  mrsrandallboggs, deadbilly, stuff-that-irks-me, oursethofarda, falstad007, the-liberty-republican, jewishpolitics, americas-liberty, girlactionfigure, spydrz, and micahplease.

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communismkills:

oursethofarda:

I like to start sing this at people whenever they start talking about zombie movies or shows. I’m a terrible person.

I’m surprised no one went on a rant about the history behind this song yet. That’s usually the first thing people do.

It’s the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
In your head, in your head they’re still fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are dying…

Somewhat related, I wrote a report in high school on the events that inspired “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2.

So many Irish bands were influenced by the various uprisings between Ireland and the UK.