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by baldilocks

Okay, it’s Throw Stuff up Against the Lap­top Screen Day to see what sticks.

I’m enjoy­ing the irony of Amer­i­can Sanders sup­port­ers lec­tur­ing me, a for­mer Soviet cit­i­zen, on the glo­ries of Social­ism and what it really means! Social­ism sounds great in speech sound­bites and on Face­book, but please keep it there. In prac­tice, it cor­rodes not only the econ­omy but the human spirit itself, and the ambi­tion and achieve­ment that made mod­ern cap­i­tal­ism pos­si­ble and brought bil­lions of peo­ple out of poverty. Talk­ing about Social­ism is a huge lux­ury, a lux­ury that was paid for by the suc­cesses of cap­i­tal­ism. Income inequal­ity is a huge prob­lem, absolutely. But the idea that the solu­tion is more gov­ern­ment, more reg­u­la­tion, more debt, and less risk is dan­ger­ously absurd.

  • I actu­ally read as some­one said that he wouldn’t take polit­i­cal advice from a “chess player” — as if Kas­parov were somebody’s grandpa play­ing chess in the park every day. And the idea that one needs to be some sort of pro­fes­sional to have a valid opin­ion on pol­i­tics points to how the DC polit­i­cal class was born…and how the opin­ions of the nor­mal cit­i­zen became unimportant.
  • Yes­ter­day at my blog, I talked about how anger and pride are blind­ing forces when we act under their influences.
  • Lastly, there are always black Amer­i­cans who want to go “back” to Africa. Well, I’ve been “back” and unless you’re will­ing to work, Back-​To-​Africa sorts, I sug­gest you stay here and complain.
  • Here’s a job that’s pop­u­lar in Kenya.

[cap­tion id=“attachment_81993” align=“aligncenter” width=“460”]Cows - Copy Saw hun­dreds of graz­ing herds with their shep­herds between Nairobi and Manyatta[/caption]

  • Some­how, I don’t think that most of you whiny brats are up to grow­ing your own meat.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel, ten­ta­tively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s Projects JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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by baldilocks

Okay, it’s Throw Stuff up Against the Laptop Screen Day to see what sticks.

I’m enjoying the irony of American Sanders supporters lecturing me, a former Soviet citizen, on the glories of Socialism and what it really means! Socialism sounds great in speech soundbites and on Facebook, but please keep it there. In practice, it corrodes not only the economy but the human spirit itself, and the ambition and achievement that made modern capitalism possible and brought billions of people out of poverty. Talking about Socialism is a huge luxury, a luxury that was paid for by the successes of capitalism. Income inequality is a huge problem, absolutely. But the idea that the solution is more government, more regulation, more debt, and less risk is dangerously absurd.

  • I actually read as someone said that he wouldn’t take political advice from a “chess player”—as if Kasparov were somebody’s grandpa playing chess in the park every day. And the idea that one needs to be some sort of professional to have a valid opinion on politics points to how the DC political class was born…and how the opinions of the normal citizen became unimportant.
  • Yesterday at my blog, I talked about how anger and pride are blinding forces when we act under their influences.
  • Lastly, there are always black Americans who want to go “back” to Africa. Well, I’ve been “back” and unless you’re willing to work, Back-To-Africa sorts, I suggest you stay here and complain.
  • Here’s a job that’s popular in Kenya.
Cows - Copy
Saw hundreds of grazing herds with their shepherds between Nairobi and Manyatta
  • Somehow, I don’t think that most of you whiny brats are up to growing your own meat.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s Projects JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>

baldilocks

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I’m back trying to get that elusive $61 a day for DaTipJar.

It’s been a rough few days but I chalk it up to being so busy I didn’t get my email blasts out

I’d like to think we do good work here If you’d like to help us keep up the pace please consider hitting DaTipJar




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If less than 1/3 of 1% of our February readers this month subscribed at $10 a month we’d have the 114.5 subscribers needed to our annual goal all year without solicitation.

If less than 2/3 of 1% did, I’d be completely out of debt and able to attend CPAC

If a full 1% of our February readers subscribed at $10 a month I could afford to travel across the country covering the presidential race this year in person for a full month.

Plus of course all subscribers get my weekly podcast emailed directly to you before it goes up anywhere else.


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