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I wonder if it ever occurred to some of these folks that if an "idea [was] not a bad one" then market forces would transform that "idea" into a reality.
Whether someone is trying or not; whether they are producing "sustainable" products or not; whether they are sincere, well-meaning, insightful or ahead of their time is all irrelevant.
The only "sustainable" that matters is whether or not the free market will sustain their operation. If it will then, by definition, we do not need to incubate... especially with taxpayers hard-earned money.
Yes, by all means let's have the municipal government, which needs no commercial exposure whatsoever and which could easily function well off the beaten path, just go ahead and squat on the most prime piece of commercial land on the west side of town.
Forget the revenue potential of a shopping center. Forego those multi-millions annually so that we can stick a police department there.
Who needs a tax base when we can just confiscate and emminent domain our way to utopia?
Glad you understand, Rhys.
Maybe someone other than a cop ought to stop Pat the next time Pat is speeding and dole out whatever punisnment they see fit!
... cause they are vermin...
And even though it's not the mices fault I still think all mice should be squished when cornered...
While I agree, I would add a considerable variation to your statement by using the following analogy:
You know there are mice.
You know mice have a proclivity for cheese.
You are supposed to be smarter than mice so you are supposed to put the cheese where the mice can't get it, ie the fridge.
Instead you (not you personally) choose to leave the cheese out on the kitchen floor all night and then bitch about the damned mice taking it.
Who is really at fault?
The mice are, quite predictably, doing exactly what mice do.
It is the person in charge of the cheese, with the power to put the cheese away but who chose to leave it out that is at fault.
THEY are the ones not doing their job.
The american electorate puts people in command that they should absolutely, positively know better than entrust with anything. Then they wonder why it's falling apart.
I used to blame the politicians, now I blame the electorate. The politicians are doing EXACTLY what the mice do when you are stupid enough to leave the cheese out on the floor. I don't like mice, but I don't blame them for the loss of the cheese. I blame those who are supposed to be smarter than the damned stupid mice.
Oh crap, I agree with him too.
But if I had a vote it'd be a grocery store.
Listen to the hubris these people display. One might/ could almost assume from these comments that this is THEIR property. Unbelieveable.
If you work in the office and don't chastise me then I wasn't referring to you, Tricia. I guess you could say "If the wagon fits, wear it, Jack".
We disagree on how and what is "your business". While I understand the sentiment (and share it) that we don't want trash all along our highways, I do no believe that entitles one to use a monopolistic situation to punish people for crimes one believes were comitted elsewhere.
In fact, one could argue that the "fines doubled" rule is the landfill being not only the police, but the jury and judge; finding people guilty of said crime and sentenancing them right then and there on the spot without a trial. There is, after all, no absolute way of proving that my load was not covered when I turned into the landfill.
Furthermore, if this is an acceptable way to enforce traffic laws then why not have gas stations charge more for vahicles they catch driving up in the morning with frost on their windshield? Isn't that a violation? Why not have the landfill check all the garbage trucks' tail lights and double the landfill charges for non-functioning blinkers, etc?
My main original point was that if we want everything nasty brought to the landfill, then that can be encouraged by charging LESS, not MORE, and by harrassing people LESS, not MORE. Better for a man to bring old tires to the landfill UNCOVERED that for him to bury them in Oak Creek Canyon, no??? Just THINK, folks.
Barkley would be fine. Just throwing darts at a phone book would get us better people than those we elect.
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