The media is a gun. And they’re going to blow your brains out. The Huffington Post (and Talking Points Memo) don’t understand taxes.
You trim the fat. You fire the average workers. You promote your best junior analyst to an executive and make them exempt. Then you go poach more executive talent hires who are more experienced and can get the work done faster.
The portrait that emerged from Martin’s cell phone mirrors his disciplinary trouble at school. According to his text messages, Martin consumed marijuana, possibly was growing it or around growers, had an illegal handgun in his possession once, and flirted with buying a Revolver 22.
Just give them cheap, tasty, artificial crap and they will love you.
The above video seems to offer a pretty realistic assessment of violence in America. The point? Popular discourse isn’t presenting us with the best data (and naturally inferences) about violence and guns in the United States.
The more startlingly argument came from Mark Mattioli, whose son James, 6, was also murdered at Sandy Hook. Mark notes,”I don’t think the gun laws are protecting the people. I want responsible legislation. It needs to be simple and it needs to be enforced.”
From Nixon to Obama, the federal government has spent more money every year than it has taken in. Future taxpayers are supposed to pick up the bill.
Our brains reward us for this close-mindedness to ensure evolutionary survival: If you want to survive don’t cross your tribe, trust your team, hate the other team.