And can you please continue this thread only in "on topic" newsgroups?
(ok - maybe there is no fitting newsgroup. But then it's the best
solution not to continue the thread)
"Ubuntu" - an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".
Don't worry the Florida government will prevent anyone with a profit
from bringing food, ice, generators, flashlights, batteries or any other
would be in need off. It's Price gouging!
Let's say I'm in Northern Alabama, I run to my local generator dealer and
$600 generators in the truck and go to Florida, I sell them to people for
The buyers are happy until the state tells them they got gouged. They
now I'm liable for $1000 fine per generator.
Forget it! Most of them are transplanted yankees anyway.
I'm from the government and I'm here to help you. (NOT)
PS. (a transplanted yankee)
It was wore than that. The cheap $300 Chinese crap that run about
two weeks before it's output dies, or the engine seizes were sold for
$1,200 to $2,000 around here. FEMA did deliver ice & bottle water by
the tractor trailer load. They also brought in loads of MREs, and the
Red Cross brought in some hot meals but those do no good until you can
leave your home or neighborhood. We had huge trees down and laying
across the only road out of here. The county told us were were low
priority, and it would be two or three weeks before they got to us. So,
a bunch of senior citizens and disabled were out there in the rain with
chain saws cutting our way out of here. There were piles of wood along
most of the road by the time we finished. Then FEMA contractors finally
showed up to haul it off. The lazy bastards would drop the bucket on
their front end loader on a pile and drag it down the street, to their
dump truck. In the process they destroyed most of the asphalt on owner
maintained streets. Then we found out that they weren't 'responsible'.
If the people selling things sold it at their regular price, then
itemized the additional delivery costs it would have been another story.
Also, none of them had a tax number so the state didn't get their 6.5%.
Some of the 'dealers' brought opened boxes with defective merchandise,
then hightailed it out of the area before people could find gasoline to
find out they were defective. It didn't take them long to get rid of a
dozen or two in a half hour.
Some gas stations tripled the price of their remaining inventory, and
pumped until the tanks were dry. A lot of cars and generators were
damaged by contaminated fuel.
I'm a believer in the free market. Don't want a $2,000
generator? That's fine. Just don't buy it. But, price caps
prevent people from moving to fill the demand.
I do believe in honesty in sales -- if it's a defective
reject, it should be accurately described and labelled.
Same with gasoline. Don't like $6 a galon? Buy some where
You seem to have a limited and constrained idea of how libertarianism really
works in practice. In real life, the guy trying to sell the $600 generator
for $2,000 would be given a choice: either sell the $600 generator for $650,
allowing for his trouble, or give it away for nothing to keep the third
shot, after his two front tires are shot out, from being accidently located
in his chest.
That's the real spirit of it. That's what arming oneself against tyranny is
all about. We see things like that threatened here every day from the
hard-core libertarians. The ones with the guns get to decide who's being a
tyrant, after all.
Great overpay for all the crap you want. Why should people
know any better get ripped off?
CY: The government is not responsible for education,
even if they think they are.
Where else would that be? There were only a couple
stations in the
area with any gasoline and electicity for their pumps, and
it was over
$10 a gallon for their dregs. So much for your 'religion'.
CY: And, if people could sell for a fair market price,
they could afford to put in a backup generator, and
sell after the storm. So much for your price fixing,
which prevents people from meeting the demand.
Thanks for proving my point.
We have to do the same. Keep generators and gasoline
food and supplies and ammo for the guns. A big storm
might fell trees on thousands of sections of power line.
The last three hurricanes (lived through that many Typhoons as well)
were interesting. Rita and IKE that last two were the worst.
Ike ripped trees left and right here - bursting trees 24" in diameter
twisted and snapped the trunks high in the air. I lost a lot of good
tree. Now a lot of it is rotting - since there is to much to get
and it would just rot in the stack. I save and use what I can.
Wish I had a bandsaw saw mill. That would be nice.
Michael A. Terrell wrote:
I grew up in Minnesota, and my Dad grew up in Austin, MN and worked
at Hormel many years ago. Ergo, we used to have fried Spam for breakfast.
So, I like it. It's convenient, nutritious, affordable, and tasty - what
more could you want? :-)
Monty Python seems to not like it, but then again, the Brits eat kidney
pie. ("you have to soak them to get the ... pee ... taste out of them."
- actual quote; we once had a Brit couple next door who were the spittin'
image of Andy and Flo Capp.)
On Sat, 24 Oct 2009 04:44:28 +0000, Richard Heathfield
Then there is the British habit of eating Spotted Dick....
What have the Brits come to? Sigh..no wonder some of my ancestors fled
"Upon Roosevelt's death in 1945, H. L. Mencken predicted in his diary
that Roosevelt would be remembered as a great president, "maybe even
alongside Washington and Lincoln," opining that Roosevelt "had every
quality that morons esteem in their heroes.""
or about Sat, 24 Oct 2009 03:51:51 -0700 did write/type or cause to
appear in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:
The States. Southern Africa, (but the descendents are leaving
We didn't so much 'flee' as 'seek new opportunities" to set things
up Right. For God and The King! (even if the King is mendacious in
his assurances of retributive justice.)
We will drink no whiskey before its nine.
It's eight fifty eight. Close enough!
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