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Friday, 12 February 2016

Random Shots for Friday, 12 February 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    First, last and only warning — it’s a Rhode Island issue, post it in the Rhode Island LP group. If it’s not at least tangentially related to New Mexico, the post gets deleted and the poster gets banned.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    I’ve never been to Panera, and considering this, never will go to any of their locations. Oh, well.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    With that in mind, I’ll wait til it comes out on DVD.

    Why pay ∅10-15 per ticket and an arm and a leg for snacks to watch it on someone else’s schedule when you can save some cash and watch it at your convenience?

  4. Posted to Facebook

    “This agency is a vital and crucial part of our government. They take care of and regulate on behalf on new mexico citizens”

    No, it isn’t, and no, they don’t.

    They take care and regulate on behalf of their sponsors and the sponsors of their political parties.

    The Roman historian and senator Tacitus understood this in the first and second century AD:

    Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges. (The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government.)

    Lao Tzu wrote in the Tao Te Ching (5th-6th century BC):

    The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be. (Ch.56)

    If people could figure this out 2000 years ago, before the advent of the internet, why do so many people have trouble with these ideas today?

  5. Posted to Facebook

    I take it that Mr. “Disgustingly distasteful and vulgar” never watched any of the Punisher movies . . . ?

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Final Trailer [HD] [H/T Steven Barnes]
  2. Daily Mail [UK] — Inside Chelsea Clinton’s $10m ‘luxury fortress’ that stretches over an entire New York City block – and has one full-time doorman to just four units [H/T Gary Chartier]

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