Wednesday Morning Rant [Joe Mannix]

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Institutional Gresham

Most people who have been through an economics course will have heard of Gresham's Law - the idea the "bad money chases out good." When you have "good" money (like a silver coin) and "bad" money (like a zinc coin) with the same face value, the bad money will dominate and the good money will be withdrawn from circulation. It gets crowded out by the bad money even when both remain legal tender and valid for trade.

I was chatting this weekend with fellow moron YD and he had a notion about a corollary to Gresham's Law as it applies to institutions: that bad people chase out the good. The causes are quite different of course, but the phenomenon does not seem to be an unreasonable observation. As institutions grow and bad people come in, the problems tend to grow and you could end up with no good people at all.

The reasons for this are likely two-fold as near as I can tell. One is in-group preference and the other is out-group despair (or contempt). The first will happen over time, most heavily at the beginning of the transition. The bad person in charge of a business team, for example, will bring in more bad people with whom he gets along or agrees. They will spill over into other divisions and repeat the process. Eventually, the bad people will dominate a plurality or majority of areas and then will cascade through the whole organization until it's full of bad people.

While this is going on, the environment becomes unbearable for good people. Good people get nowhere and find their work subverted by (or merely enriching) bad people. The good people check out. They quit working there, or do the minimum, or won't go to work there in the first place. Assuming you have the skills and aren't a monster, do you want to work for an outfit that is populated with monsters? Increasingly, the answer to that question will be "no." The bad people get in, expand, and crowd out the good people. The good people exit and new good people don't enter as much - all while the concentration of bad people continues to increase. The good ones that stick around or come in new are either subverted and turned or accomplish nothing in terms of organizational culture. They put in their nine hours and go home.

This appears to happen throughout organizations of any size. From government to academia to corporate America to the various charities, they have all degraded over the years, and the degradation has been accelerating. This is perhaps how the hollowing out and total subversion of institution after institution has occurred: the bad are not removed from the organization (fired, "managed out," etc.) and they keep hiring their own until they achieve critical mass and then suddenly they're in charge. The good keep leaving until they are nowhere to be found and "new blood" of a different variety will find no toehold.

No large organization can be completely devoid of good people, but they can appear to be if the good go to ground. It appears to be that the good have, by and large, gone to ground. Perhaps once those organizations fail and collapse, they can be replaced and the now-missing good people will get a chance to try again.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 11:00 AM




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1 HOwdy

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at November 23, 2022 11:12 AM (CCSxw)

2 I have a new hobby. Trolling around Twitter as THE_Fartclam.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Set the Earth to fire and reshape it closer to the heart's desire at November 23, 2022 11:13 AM (UOzPv)

3 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 23, 2022 11:14 AM (T4tVD)

4 No large organization can be completely devoid of good people, but they can appear to be if the good go to ground. It appears to be that the good have, by and large, gone to ground. Perhaps once those organizations fail and collapse, they can be replaced and the now-missing good people will get a chance to try again.

c.f. Twitter.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 11:14 AM (eOEVl)

5 Probably a workable theory.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Laptop, Doomscroller at November 23, 2022 11:14 AM (CwQXo)

6 How many more decades before BigGov and the Globalists fail, and the good people come up from their foxholes? (or will going to ground be more permanent, via the next covid, or a more deadly Vax?)

Posted by: illiniwek at November 23, 2022 11:14 AM (Cus5s)

7 I am seeing an interesting trend where people are FINALLY beginning to notice that the left is the establishment. I men we have known it for a long time but there are signs that this fact is starting to penetrate brains at large.

All those "resistance" types who are wearing wierd hair colors in "protest" of the world are simply aligning themselves with the mainstream culture. You cannot rebel by echoing the voice of megacorporations, the law, the government, the popular culture, the entertainment, etc on and on. The more you "fight the man" these days, the more you ARE the man.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 11:15 AM (cP/Ah)

8 Its the slubberdegullions that ruin everything!

Yes, I learned a new word today.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2022 11:17 AM (UuD2k)

9 Tristan Snell@TristanSnell
If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life.

-
Now we know what to be thankful for tomorrow.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:17 AM (FVME7)

10 Follows from the thought that institutions are made up of those dedicated to the institution's purpose, and those that are dedicated to the institution itself.

The former are driven out by the latter, over time.

Posted by: Parker at November 23, 2022 11:18 AM (hJWil)

11 Don’t assume my gender.

— The Establishment, which used to identify as The Man

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 11:18 AM (j8OfL)

12 9 Tristan Snell@TristanSnell
If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life.

-
Now we know what to be thankful for tomorrow.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:17 AM (FVME7)

Best response: "If I'm reading this, I'm laughing my ass off."

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2022 11:18 AM (UuD2k)

13 Sounds legit! Who wants to do all the work so someone else can take the credit. One of the worse things they do in schools is group projects. It use to be a lesson on working as a team to accomplish something. Now, it's a lesson in futility.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 23, 2022 11:18 AM (UUBmN)

14 Maybe by this weekend, I will see Trumps tax records on my Congressman's web site. Not that I'm that interested, as the IRS has probably spent days and days looking at it.

Posted by: Colin at November 23, 2022 11:19 AM (zJY/j)

15 "Good" people in an organization tend to become exhausted by having to constantly counteract the "bad" people. It is incessant and it wears a body out.

Especially when management caters to or kowtows to the "bad" element to avoid being seen as mean.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2022 11:19 AM (ykeLU)

16 Time to get ready to go to the pew-pew place...

Posted by: lin-duh at November 23, 2022 11:19 AM (UUBmN)

17 the horrible echo chases out the beautiful silence

Posted by: stihl at November 23, 2022 11:19 AM (us2H3)

18 Most people don't learn unless they are directly and specifically effected by the consequences of certain policies.

Posted by: polynikes at November 23, 2022 11:20 AM (pBEqG)

19 Who'd a thunk it? The narrative has turned on a dime from QWERTY killer was a mega MAGA maniac to he was bullied and lashed out.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:20 AM (FVME7)

20
If there was anything compromising in Trump's tax return it would have been leaked years ago.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2022 11:20 AM (MoZTd)

21 slumgullion >>> slubberdegullion

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 11:20 AM (j8OfL)

22
Who the hell
Is Tristan Snell?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2022 11:21 AM (MoZTd)

23 "The Peter Principle" is a very good read that helps understand how bureaucracies either government or commercial organizations decay over time.

It's founded on- in any large organization an individual will rise to their own level of incompetence.

Posted by: You're in hell, the world ended at November 23, 2022 11:21 AM (05crq)

24 Now we know what to be thankful for tomorrow.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:17 AM (FVME7)

LOL. Not only Thanksgiving, but St Fauci Day too.

Yes; He probably saved my life by the fact he was so contradictory and had such hubris that I didn't pay attention to what he said and didn't get the shot.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 23, 2022 11:21 AM (vH/6k)

25 If there was anything compromising in Trump's tax return it would have been leaked years ago.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2022 11:20 AM (MoZTd)

they don't plan on leaking the truth

there are 347 card carrying communists in the State Dept. !!!

Posted by: REDACTED at November 23, 2022 11:22 AM (us2H3)

26 Agree that institutions and government are being hollowed out. It would seem that this will lead to one of two results, either A)the country collapses and everything goes completely to hell or B the collapse leads to an American Renaissance. Let's hope and work towards B.

Posted by: Smell the Glove at November 23, 2022 11:22 AM (87Ur0)

27 Tristan Snell@TristanSnell
If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life.

-
Now we know what to be thankful for tomorrow.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:17 AM (FVME7)

Beagles can't read.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 23, 2022 11:22 AM (NWBBy)

28 CO shooter is non-binary and his father was a porn actor with addiction issues.

So, yeah, totally Lauren Boebert's fault.

Posted by: blaster at November 23, 2022 11:22 AM (hEWkd)

29 20
If there was anything compromising in Trump's tax return it would have been leaked years ago.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2022 11:20 AM (MoZTd)

They are going to use the totally sleazy nature of existing tax law on real estate valuation against him. He may of followed the law to the T, but it will look shady to the average LIV because the laws allow shady shit.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2022 11:23 AM (UuD2k)

30 Ham and eggers?

Good for breakfast.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 23, 2022 11:23 AM (LvTSG)

31 "This degenerate smoking chimp knows that if you come to a game like this, you bring your money, Lonnegan!"

Posted by: spindrift at November 23, 2022 11:23 AM (h5TKJ)

32 You know the old saying: "All that quitters is not Galt."

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2022 11:23 AM (ykeLU)

33 27 Tristan Snell@TristanSnell
If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life.

-
Now we know what to be thankful for tomorrow.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:17 AM (FVME7)

========

What about the unvaxxed?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 23, 2022 11:23 AM (LvTSG)

34 St. Fauci Day? I thought it was St. George Floyd Day. I can’t keep up.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 11:23 AM (j8OfL)

35 Time to get ready to go to the pew-pew place...

Posted by: lin-duh at November 23, 2022 11:19 AM


I tried to go this morning but they were closed. I guess I should have check before I drove 30 minutes to get there.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 23, 2022 11:24 AM (uNylN)

36 I would say it's not so much "bad" people vs "good" people, but bad ideas vs. good ideas.

Bad ideas are by their very nature inflexible--they can never be amended or edited--and the people holding those ideas tend to be equally inflexible.

Once the bad ideas become policy, there is no turning back.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 23, 2022 11:24 AM (p+1gI)

37 "Perhaps once those organizations fail and collapse, they can be replaced and the now-missing good people will get a chance to try again."

History, and experience shows that there is only *one* way that this slide can be turned around, and we are seeing it play out in real time with Twitter. *One* *Man* with power and a vision has to be able to take control, and he has to impose his vision on the organization and ruthlessly eliminate all those in the organization who oppose him. This may sound unrealistic, but in crazy times when an organization is on the verge of collapse due to its past insanity (such as twitter losing $4 million per day) this becomes much easier than at other times; and if it doesn't happen, the organization simply collapses over time. (See Sears, or KMart - Disney is now headed down that path)

No group of shareholders, no Board, no "majority of stakeholders" could ever have renewed Twitter the way Musk has done in only 2 weeks. The short term pain was too great to accept. I have reluctantly concluded that what is true for businesses is also true for Government.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2022 11:24 AM (trdmm)

38 Prices Law: The square root of the number of people in a domain do 50% of the work.

https://brainlid.org/general/2017/11/28/price-law.html

When the organization becomes too top heavy with freeloaders the good people GTFO for greener pastures.
1. They know they are good and can move easily and freely.
2. Any organization will work a good horse to death.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 23, 2022 11:24 AM (u4CEu)

39 9 Tristan Snell@TristanSnell
If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life.

-
Now we know what to be thankful for tomorrow.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:17 AM (FVME7)

This sort of makes me relieved that I'm going to hub's church's T-giving and not any of my family's.

Sad, but relieved.

Posted by: sal: tolle adversarium et afflige inimicum at November 23, 2022 11:24 AM (wE246)

40 For Musk and AOC, it's not Thanksgiving, it's Valentine's Day.

https://bit.ly/3tWwPCg

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:24 AM (FVME7)

41 Tristan Snell@TristanSnell
If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life.

Fauci killed people with his Covid recommendations and the demonizing and denying use of prophylactics like HCQ and Ivermectin.

Posted by: polynikes at November 23, 2022 11:25 AM (pBEqG)

42 Agree and amplify. Watched this happen over decades to a large midwestern medical provider. It has be come a hellscape to work in because it is completely over run by admin dollar first types who turned it into a globocorp pyramid scheme of the first order. Sociopaths are attracted to it like moths to a flame now. Because they scramble to the top of the pyramid and grift off the labor of those on the bottom.

Posted by: Just a little ray of sunshine at November 23, 2022 11:25 AM (U5RcQ)

43 They are going to use the totally sleazy nature of existing tax law on real estate valuation against him. He may of followed the law to the T, but it will look shady to the average LIV because the laws allow shady shit.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2022 11:23 AM


I suspect they are going to leak only bits and pieces of his tax returns. They ain't gonna do the big flashy thing that madcow did where she released the entire tax return that showed Trump paid $25 million in taxes that year.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 23, 2022 11:25 AM (uNylN)

44 They are going to use the totally sleazy nature of existing tax law on real estate valuation against him. He may of followed the law to the T, but it will look shady to the average LIV because the laws allow shady shit.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2022 11:23 AM (UuD2k)


That plan went nowhere. And no one who owns a house wants to pay their property tax based on what the valuation their mortgage company gave them.

So now they are back to NDAs are bad. Because paying a porn star to not talk about the shape of your penis does sound skeevy.

Posted by: blaster at November 23, 2022 11:26 AM (hEWkd)

45 And this is why we should embrace the term "counterculture". Because that is what we are right now. We are in opposition to the mainstream culture, which has become woke.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 23, 2022 11:26 AM (uz3Px)

46 Maybe this leads to another unwritten law

There is a suckered born every minute

Posted by: Skip's phone at November 23, 2022 11:26 AM (BRD//)

47 O'Sullivans Law is something of a corollary, though more specific.

It seems that corporations have a natural lifespan, and slowly die off as the incompetent slowly rot the institutions from the inside out. Sears? K-Mart? Woolworths? We are witnessing J.C. Penney's demise, I think.

There are larger examples, of course, say, Gulf + Western.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 23, 2022 11:26 AM (xFD/0)

48 41 Tristan Snell@TristanSnell
If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life.

Fauci killed people with his Covid recommendations and the demonizing and denying use of prophylactics like HCQ and Ivermectin.
Posted by: polynikes at November 23, 2022 11:25 AM (pBEqG)

=========

Don't forget his contribution to the AIDS!!!!!!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 23, 2022 11:26 AM (LvTSG)

49 I guess it won't be too much longer before everyone knows who John Galt is.

Posted by: John Fisher at November 23, 2022 11:26 AM (QiFWd)

50 "Good" people in an organization tend to become exhausted by having to constantly counteract the "bad" people. It is incessant and it wears a body out.

Especially when management caters to or kowtows to the "bad" element to avoid being seen as mean.

Posted by: Muldoon


Saw this first hand in another life. Add in elements of race and hoo boy, do things get shitty in a hurry.

I shouldn't have stayed at that job as long as I did. It probably contributed to me being the shambling wreck of a human being I am today.

Posted by: Brother Tim, still the worst commenter on the blog at November 23, 2022 11:26 AM (OUMaO)

51 My Dad used to bribe in a small way health inspectors at the bakery. Pie in a box with a ten spot and a thank you note. The reason is a health inspector can always find something wrong, and jack it up enough to close you down. And so it is with the IRS. And now they can cap your ass.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 23, 2022 11:26 AM (lz5hY)

52 So is Musk gonna have another love child with AOC?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 11:27 AM (j8OfL)

53 If you can't read this, Fauci helped kill you.

Posted by: Counterpoint at November 23, 2022 11:27 AM (fs1hN)

54 And this is why we should embrace the term "counterculture". Because that is what we are right now. We are in opposition to the mainstream culture, which has become woke.

Posted by: Notsothoreau


But is it actually "mainstream" or simply dominant?

Posted by: Brother Tim, still the worst commenter on the blog at November 23, 2022 11:28 AM (OUMaO)

55 29 20
If there was anything compromising in Trump's tax return it would have been leaked years ago.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2022 11:20 AM (MoZTd)

They are going to use the totally sleazy nature of existing tax law on real estate valuation against him. He may of followed the law to the T, but it will look shady to the average LIV because the laws allow shady shit.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2022 11:23 AM (UuD2k)

Tl;dr is that tax depreciation on buildings often exceeds income they generate, though the real value of the property is increasing over time. Sets you up for a large capital gains tax in the long run so it's not like you never pay taxes on it, but it's very efficient from a compounding returns perspective.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 11:28 AM (eYoxG)

56 I have seen something like this happen through out my career. Company hires a manager who then brings along one or two of their cohorts from their previous company. An US vs THEM is now implemented in the department. The ones closest to that manager gets the promotions and the others nothing.

I hate company politics, never played the game which is why I am still in the position I am. Luckily though I have been employed for almost 40 years in this industry with only a high school education. So I must have been doing something right. ;-)

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at November 23, 2022 11:28 AM (qoLdL)

57 CO shooter is non-binary and his father was a porn actor with addiction issues.
==
But but but his uncle, twice removed, on his mother's side was elected to congress as a MAGAt!!!!

HE IS TED CRUZ!!!!

Posted by: Don Lemon at November 23, 2022 11:29 AM (xT5Yk)

58 49 I guess it won't be too much longer before everyone knows who John Galt is.
Posted by: John Fisher at November 23, 2022 11:26 AM (QiFWd)

I thought it was that no one knew who John Galt is?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 11:29 AM (eYoxG)

59 Gresham's Law is what happened to NASA. The ones who knew what they were doing said 'Fuck it , I can do this somewhere else and not be treated like shit by idiots."

Now it's all idiots, mostly of the approved and properly oppressed types, all the way down.

Posted by: pawn at November 23, 2022 11:29 AM (wsHtO)

60 21 slumgullion >>> slubberdegullion

one of the treats of a traditional thanksgiving is mom's homemade flibbertigiblet gravy.

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at November 23, 2022 11:30 AM (v3pYe)

61 I think bad people chase out good people in cities and states too. The migration patterns from blue to red seem to indicate that.

Posted by: 10 Gallon Hat at November 23, 2022 11:30 AM (yyCdO)

62 This was what happened in the '90s with CNN.

Anderson Cooper was featured in communications classes as a dual ethical problem: 1) he was a "fact checker" for Channel One, which pumped ads (with some MTV-style news) at teens in exchange for supplying communication equipment to lower-income schools and 2) used forged credentials to gain access to rebels fighting the Burmese government, which was packaged for broadcast on Channel One. But who cares that he's a duplicitous ass who illegally crosses borders! CNN hired him, thinking he'd draw younger viewers who recognized him as a "reporter" from force-fed "news."

Now the new management wants to be a news channel, and the various opinion-givers are outraged. "Balance" is bad.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at November 23, 2022 11:31 AM (/+bwe)

63 I have seen something like this happen through out my career. Company hires a manager who then brings along one or two of their cohorts from their previous company. An US vs THEM is now implemented in the department. The ones closest to that manager gets the promotions and the others nothing.
===

When I was a cub engineer, company brought in a head engineer from a company that went bankrupt. He proceeded to bring in his team. The company then went into a bad financial position pretty quickly because of bad engineering concepts and design.

I always wondered what made the company hire all these people that had already BKed one company but they did and reaped the "rewards."

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 23, 2022 11:31 AM (u4CEu)

64
one of the treats of a traditional thanksgiving is mom's homemade flibbertigiblet gravy.
Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at November 23, 2022 11:30 AM (v3pYe)

__________

With schnickelfritz on the side. Mmmmm!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2022 11:32 AM (MoZTd)

65 Rejections have consequences!

"The Q nightclub is an all-inclusive community and you're not in it you freakin' weirdo, Aldrich!!"

"Blam, Blam, Blam!"

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2022 11:33 AM (ykeLU)

66
If there was anything compromising in Trump's tax return it would have been leaked years ago.
Posted by: Hadrian
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I have it all right here!
[gesticulates]
Right here!
[waves sheet of paper]

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at November 23, 2022 11:33 AM (wAqo5)

67 As mentioned previously, maybe not people, but bad ideas chasing out good ideas.

Posted by: 10 Gallon Hat at November 23, 2022 11:33 AM (yyCdO)

68 64 Just stay away from the schnitzelgruben. A dozen of those will mess you up.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 23, 2022 11:33 AM (lz5hY)

69 Tristan Snell@TristanSnell
If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life.

Actually, because of his guidance and direction he KILLED thousands (if not tens of). He permanently set back the education of school age children. I can go on.

Fauci can FOAD. #fuckamnesty

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2022 11:34 AM (N39Ws)

70 Rejections have consequences!

"The Q nightclub is an all-inclusive community and you're not in it you freakin' weirdo, Aldrich!!"
==
If somebody told me the kid was seeking revenge on groomers, I'd not be the least surprised. Not. in. the. Least.

Posted by: you reap what you sow at November 23, 2022 11:34 AM (RERdJ)

71 If you can't read this, Fauci helped kill you.
Posted by: Counterpoint at November 23, 2022 11:27 AM (fs1hN)

I think that was the implied message too. This clown knew what he was saying by how he worded it.

Except also, there are tons of kids who are quite alive now, but don't know how to read because of lockdowns and masks. Fauci didn't help them either.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 23, 2022 11:35 AM (NWBBy)

72 We need a postage stamp with Fauci and Megele featured.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 23, 2022 11:35 AM (0CuV9)

73 We must leverage best practices to drill down, peel the onion into the right buckets to delight key stakeholders, maximize throughput, and achieve a paradigm shift!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 11:35 AM (u73oe)

74 Yes, I speak corporate.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 11:36 AM (u73oe)

75 73 Don’t forget the best of breed solutions on the bleeding edge!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 11:37 AM (j8OfL)

76 26 Agree that institutions and government are being hollowed out. It would seem that this will lead to one of two results, either A)the country collapses and everything goes completely to hell or B the collapse leads to an American Renaissance. Let's hope and work towards B.
Posted by: Smell the Glove at November 23, 2022 11:22 AM (87Ur0)

Option B is exactly why we need to stay optimistic and pugnacious - because the coming troubles are going to provide abundant opportunities to do good.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at November 23, 2022 11:37 AM (aGGj6)

77 Tristan Snell@TristanSnell
If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life.

All those beagles however...............

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2022 11:37 AM (N39Ws)

78 When LTV bought out Republic Steel, they brought in Top. Men. And then people realized LTV stood for Liquidate, terminate, and vacate.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 23, 2022 11:37 AM (lz5hY)

79 “If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life.”

A lot of good all that masking and zoom classes did for all the elementary schoolers.

Posted by: Rex B at November 23, 2022 11:38 AM (uPhXj)

80 Rejections have consequences!

"The Q nightclub is an all-inclusive community and you're not in it you freakin' weirdo, Aldrich!!"

"Blam, Blam, Blam!"
Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2022 11:33 AM (ykeLU)

The early media reports talked about that place like it was Shangri-La for the LBGTQs. Something tells me that was part of the op, to get it out there before it was discovered that... hey, who woulda thunk! Teh gheys and trannies can be catty b*tches.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 23, 2022 11:38 AM (NWBBy)

81 Shiftin paradigms over here, boss!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 11:38 AM (u73oe)

82 We must leverage best practices to drill down, peel the onion into the right buckets to delight key stakeholders, maximize throughput, and achieve a paradigm shift!

Pfffft. Without a deep dive, that approach is worthless.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 11:38 AM (eOEVl)

83 HR is the nest; it spreads rapidly once that's been captured

Posted by: Zeera. 'We want fun and we wanna get wasted!' at November 23, 2022 11:38 AM (vUU26)

84 He may be a gun grabber but when he's right, he's right.

Piers Morgan Loses It Over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Getting Major Award – “Absolutely Disgusting”

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:39 AM (FVME7)

85 >>>Ham and eggers?

Good for breakfast.

>I love ham and eggs. Maybe some pancakes and syrup or some hashbrowns. Coffee. But these feds can take a hike with their slovenly profiles.

I got a hot tip from the neighborhood rat, Rambo, you're being cucked by a bull from the local PD.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 23, 2022 11:39 AM (geVLo)

86 Pfffft. Without a deep dive, that approach is worthless.
Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 11:38 AM (eOEVl)

Uh, blue sky, synergies.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2022 11:39 AM (Y5qcH)

87 Yes, I speak corporate.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

The paradigms, they are a-changin'

Posted by: Five Minute Miklos Manager at November 23, 2022 11:39 AM (NOVDU)

88 We must leverage best practices to drill down, peel the onion into the right buckets to delight key stakeholders, maximize throughput, and achieve a paradigm shift!
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Pfffft. Without a deep dive, that approach is worthless.
Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 11:38 AM (eOEVl)

I haven't seen either ONE of you tell me your pronouns.

I can't even...

Posted by: BurtTC at November 23, 2022 11:40 AM (NWBBy)

89 Willowed

Well, this unraveled faster than I thought. Aldrich's father was 'Dick Delaware' in hardcore gay porn films. Aldrich himself is non-binary and will be addressed in court as Mx. Aldrich. Biggest losers - the dead and the media narrative.
Posted by: Cheri at November 23, 2022 11:03 AM

Huh, what shooting? Let's all move on to the White Houses latest tweet of how to talk to your MAGA extremist uncle at Thanksgiving about all of Sliden's accomplishments!

Posted by: Minnfidel Looking For Jackie at November 23, 2022 11:40 AM (GwxCX)

90 Making money online is more than $15k just by doing simple work from home. I received $18376 last month. It's an easy and simple job to do and its earnings are much better than regular office jobs and even a little child can do this and earn money. Everybody must try this job by just use the info on this page..... www.richsalaries.com

Posted by: Jasmin Fowler at November 23, 2022 11:40 AM (XRu8G)

91 It seems that corporations have a natural lifespan, and slowly die off as the incompetent slowly rot the institutions from the inside out.

I don't know if its a law but there is a pretty standard repeated pattern:

The founder is exciting, innovative, and driven, creating something amazing. While they live, the business thrives and leaves its competition behind.

Second generation the founder retires or is deceased, their children or successor takes over. They are interested in and honor the founder's principles, but aren't as driven or innovative, they become settled and comfortable with their success and fear change. The business coasts on reputation and its quality.

Third generation, the next group takes over. They have no sympathy with the founder's vision or ideas. They are not driven by love of the business or its principles, they push for changes and move away from what made the business work and tend to be very willing to try out stuff that younger people propose for the company and the business begins to decline.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 11:41 AM (cP/Ah)

92 Yes, I speak corporate.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 11:36 AM

Piker.

Posted by: Barbara Billingsley at November 23, 2022 11:41 AM (GwxCX)

93 "institutions and government are being hollowed out. It would seem that this will lead to one of two results, either A)the country collapses and everything goes completely to hell or B the collapse leads to an American Renaissance. Let's hope and work towards B."

right ... but it does seem the globalists have their Alternative Global Governance already carved out, with foundations and "charities" on one side, and China infiltration of others (WHO, various governments, and some oligarchs, plus the whole CCP).

Meanwhile they are sucking every last dollar of wealth from USA, till they destroy the dollar itself. SHTF may be when the basic services in USA fail (more than TP shortage for a month).

Posted by: illiniwek at November 23, 2022 11:41 AM (Cus5s)

94 Look at the dead wood, almost all women, that Musk got rid of in Twitter. He was left with people that actually contributed to the company's main goal of writing software that made money.

That is the only way to turn an org around... and look at the fight the deadwood is putting up.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 23, 2022 11:41 AM (u4CEu)

95 A combo of bad ideas like Vatican II and the systematic recruitment of communists and gays into positions of power wrecked the Church from the '60s on.

To the point where we are with an actual antipope in Francis. (Not note, because he is a walking disaster but because Benedict's resignation was flawed and he is still Pope.)

The difference here between say, a company, is that while the hierarchy can make it very difficult for an individual to practice their faith, they can't make it impossible.
I'm not sure if that translates into countries, though.

And the good ideas are making a comeback.

Posted by: sal: tolle adversarium et afflige inimicum at November 23, 2022 11:42 AM (wE246)

96 It is the mainstream culture because it is dominant. All organizations are infected with it: government, churches, media and social. It's what he talks about in this thread. The Left has pretended to be the opposition to the culture, but people are realizing they are actually the ones in charge. At that point, we are the ones rebelling.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 23, 2022 11:42 AM (uz3Px)

97 I received $18376 last month. It's an easy and simple job to do and its earnings are much better than regular office jobs and even a little child can do this and earn money.


Balenciaga pays that well, huh?

Posted by: Miklos is too old, probably at November 23, 2022 11:42 AM (NOVDU)

98 Tristan Snell@TristanSnell
If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life.

If I'm reading that it proves that a moose dick can type.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 23, 2022 11:42 AM (VwHCD)

99 If you look at the notions driving public discourse these days, it appears Gresham's Law also applies to ideas.

Posted by: aelfheld at November 23, 2022 11:42 AM (Zy9Yy)

100 Yes, I speak corporate.
Posted by: Duke Lowell


Excuse me, stewardess, I speak corporate ...

Posted by: Barbara Billingsley at November 23, 2022 11:42 AM (h5TKJ)

101 Morning.

So...Law of Diminishing Returns?

Posted by: Robert at November 23, 2022 11:42 AM (1Yy3c)

102 Posted by: Jasmin Fowler at November 23, 2022 11:40 AM

Still sucking cock for a living Jism Fowl? Same as in town?

Posted by: Barbara Billingsley at November 23, 2022 11:43 AM (GwxCX)

103 When you have "good" money (like a silver coin) and "bad" money (like a zinc coin) with the same face value, the bad money will dominate and the good money will be withdrawn from circulation.

*****

Respectfully, why would this be the case? Why not the opposite?
If I am selling goods and services, why wouldn't I prioritize selling to those who have silver coins and deprioritize the zinc coin customers?

Posted by: EFG at November 23, 2022 11:43 AM (Ae67h)

104 Sarah has become Jasmine?

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at November 23, 2022 11:43 AM (DhOHl)

105 We must leverage best practices to drill down, peel the onion into the right buckets to delight key stakeholders, maximize throughput, and achieve a paradigm shift!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 11:35 AM (u73oe)

*everyone in the meeting applauds*

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at November 23, 2022 11:43 AM (BdMk6)

106 73 We must leverage best practices to drill down, peel the onion into the right buckets to delight key stakeholders, maximize throughput, and achieve a paradigm shift!
______

*shoves into jargon translator*
beep, boop, bop, beep, chchchchch, ding!

Do the tasks that the customer wants to their specs, in the most efficient way that increases production and gets the customer not think we're not a bunch of lazy incompetents.

*bangs translator*
BEEP!, ththththbhbhbhbh, ding!

Do your f*king job!

Posted by: Chuck Martel at November 23, 2022 11:43 AM (fs1hN)

107 Off June Cleaver sock.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 23, 2022 11:43 AM (GwxCX)

108 What about me?!

Posted by: The Peter Principle at November 23, 2022 11:44 AM (ODT/d)

109 Fauci made me think about not making Regis High School for the first time in years, I am not impressed by the quality of their alumni.

Of course, I'm not impressed by the quality of some of the alumni of my high school. Andrew, I'm looking at you.

Posted by: Fox2! at November 23, 2022 11:44 AM (cKnoj)

110 We must leverage best practices to drill down, peel the onion into the right buckets to delight key stakeholders, maximize throughput, and achieve a paradigm shift!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 11:35 AM (u73oe)

*everyone in the meeting applauds*
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons

Now the PowerPoint on next weekend's mandatory Team Building

Posted by: Miklos is a rather poor team player at November 23, 2022 11:44 AM (NOVDU)

111 Sarah has become Jasmine?
Posted by: Quarter Twenty at November 23, 2022 11:43 AM

Maybe she transitioned and is going to go shoot up a gay nightclub.

Posted by: Minnfidel at November 23, 2022 11:45 AM (GwxCX)

112 Said many times Dr Fauci should be charged with crimes against humanity

Posted by: Skip's phone at November 23, 2022 11:45 AM (BRD//)

113 I have heard "silos" people.

Posted by: Just sayin at November 23, 2022 11:45 AM (ODT/d)

114 Perspective.

US military deaths in Vietnam circa 58,000

Russian military deaths in Ukraine . . .

85,000 Dead: Putin Is Destroying Russia’s Military in Ukraine

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:45 AM (FVME7)

115 HA pimping the war, now wonders if Ukraine can survive the winter

shoulda thought of that when it was warm

Posted by: REDACTED at November 23, 2022 11:46 AM (us2H3)

116 Who wants a leg?
Who wants a wing?
Who wants white meat?
Who needs two new kidneys?

Posted by: Dr Lockdown at November 23, 2022 11:46 AM (GOUb9)

117 Posted by: Jasmin Fowler at November 23, 2022 11:40 AM (XRu8G)

You WHORE!

Posted by: Donald Self at November 23, 2022 11:46 AM (DTX3h)

118 This leads to what I call "creative incompentence". The competent employee looks up and discovers that many of his equally competent colleagues have flown the coop. Then he realizes that his work flow has increased to a back breaking amount while his current colleagues spend their time playing fantasy football. The creative incompetent instantly " forgets" how to do anything and everything and becomes incapable of learning any new task. Meanwhile, his resume is traveling as far and as fast as it can go.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at November 23, 2022 11:46 AM (EatM3)

119 Aldrich's father was 'Dick Delaware'

Oh we could start a whole thread for inventive porn names for ourselves.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2022 11:46 AM (N39Ws)

120 I always wondered what made the company hire all these people that had already BKed one company but they did and reaped the "rewards."
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 23, 2022 11:31 AM

Happened at my old employer. There was a merger between the owner of my unit (Michigan) with an East Coast company that brought in a lot of Top Men from the same business schools. When the smoke cleared, people were in jail or plea-bargained and our owner pretty much handed off his company because of all the decisions the Top Men created or exacerbated.

I have to say, though, that as awful as that was, it's worse when it's a public institution riddled with cronyism. Have seen it first-hand with school districts. Superintendent hires friends and family (funny anti-nepotism rules are worked around).

Posted by: NaughtyPine at November 23, 2022 11:47 AM (/+bwe)

121 there are 347 card carrying communists in the State Dept. !!!
Posted by: REDACTED at November 23, 2022 11:22 AM (us2H3)

Pffft...

There are, exactly, 57 card carrying communists in the State Dept.

Posted by: Senator John Yerkes Iselin at November 23, 2022 11:47 AM (CCSxw)

122 112 Said many times Dr Fauci should be charged with crimes against humanity
Posted by: Skip's phone at November 23, 2022 11:45 AM (BRD//)

+1

I volunteer to knot the rope.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at November 23, 2022 11:47 AM (N39Ws)

123 This Club Q thing seems really odd. All these family people celebrating at a drag event.

Posted by: blaster at November 23, 2022 11:47 AM (hEWkd)

124 Intuitively, the bad people driving out the good people does make sense to me. But not the bad zinc money drives our the good silver money.

My two (fiat) cents.

Posted by: EFG at November 23, 2022 11:48 AM (Ae67h)

125 The institutional derivation of Gresham's Law is known as Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy:

"In any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people: those who work to further the actual goals of the organization, and those who work for the organization itself."

Eventually the second kind subsume and/or drive out the first.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at November 23, 2022 11:48 AM (a3Q+t)

126 Third generation,
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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Third generation syndrome.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 23, 2022 11:48 AM (xFD/0)

127 Is synergy no longer a trigger? I thought that was sustainable on a global stage.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 23, 2022 11:49 AM (geVLo)

128 65 Rejections have consequences!

"The Q nightclub is an all-inclusive community and you're not in it you freakin' weirdo, Aldrich!!"

"Blam, Blam, Blam!"
Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2022 11:33 AM (ykeLU)

I guarantee you that this is exactly what happened.

Posted by: XTC at November 23, 2022 11:49 AM (UnA8+)

129 Third generation, the next group takes over. They have no sympathy with the founder's vision or ideas. They are not driven by love of the business or its principles, they push for changes and move away from what made the business work and tend to be very willing to try out stuff that younger people propose for the company and the business begins to decline.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 11:41 AM (cP/Ah)

Eventually, the bankers take over and force the last remnants of the founding family out. Next stop, despair.

Posted by: Fox2! at November 23, 2022 11:49 AM (cKnoj)

130 right ... but it does seem the globalists have their Alternative Global Governance already carved out, with foundations and "charities" on one side, and China infiltration of others (WHO, various governments, and some oligarchs, plus the whole CCP).

Meanwhile they are sucking every last dollar of wealth from USA, till they destroy the dollar itself. SHTF may be when the basic services in USA fail (more than TP shortage for a month).
Posted by: illiniwek at November 23, 2022 11:41 AM (Cus5s)

The railroads are waiting in the wings for their cue.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at November 23, 2022 11:49 AM (BdMk6)

131 123 This Club Q thing seems really odd. All these family people celebrating at a drag event.
Posted by: blaster at November 23, 2022 11:47 AM (hEWkd)

Almost like it was tailor made to the current political conversation of the left....

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2022 11:49 AM (Y5qcH)

132 This Club Q thing seems really odd. All these family people celebrating at a drag event.
Posted by: blaster at November 23, 2022 11:47 AM (hEWkd)

Wait...Club Q...QAnon...CONSPIRACY!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Robert at November 23, 2022 11:49 AM (1Yy3c)

133 Who the hell
Is Tristan Snell?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 23, 2022 11:21 AM (MoZTd)

I am assuming fag. Because, that stupid, why not?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2022 11:50 AM (D2QjL)

134 103 When you have "good" money (like a silver coin) and "bad" money (like a zinc coin) with the same face value, the bad money will dominate and the good money will be withdrawn from circulation.

*****

Respectfully, why would this be the case? Why not the opposite?
If I am selling goods and services, why wouldn't I prioritize selling to those who have silver coins and deprioritize the zinc coin customers?
Posted by: EFG at November 23, 2022 11:43 AM (Ae67h)

Well say you have multiple Roman denarii, each with the same face value but different metal purity. How do you reasonably determine the purity of the currency? You can't. Consequently, the sensible thing to do is to treat all of the currency as being in its most debased form. If anyone is able to discern and take advantage of the discrepancy in purity, the process of doing so is removing that purer currency from circulation as though it were the low purity currency, and converting it into its more valuable component parts.

Hence bad money chasing out good.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 11:50 AM (eYoxG)

135 Elon Musk Confirms Twitter’s Corrupted Censorship Program that He Inherited Targeted Conservatives


Yeah so make twitter let me back on already!!!!

Nevergiveup
@Nevergi95414627

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 23, 2022 11:51 AM (Irn0L)

136 Shiftin paradigms over here, boss!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 11:38 AM (u73oe)

Somebody move yo' cheese?

Posted by: BignJames at November 23, 2022 11:51 AM (AwYPR)

137 From an Open Letter to Fauci, from gay activist Larry Kramer in 1988

"Anthony Fauci, you are a murderer and should not be the guest of honor at any
event that reflects on the past decade of the AIDS crisis. Your refusal to
hear the screams of AIDS activists early in the crisis resulted in the deaths
of thousands of Queers. Your present inaction is causing today's increase in
HIV infection outside of the Queer community. We are outraged that Project
Inform, an organization that supposedly works on behalf of the infected
community, would insult us by bringing you to our city. "

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2022 11:52 AM (dCxaZ)

138 SCOTUS to Hear Jack Daniel's Trademark Case Against Dog Toy Company
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel’s and a dog toy company that sells “Bad Spaniels” whiskey bottles.
The toy closely resembles Jack Daniel’s signature Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey bottle, which the liquor brand argues violates federal trademark law.

-
Trouble is, Justice Jumanji is not a biologist and doesn't know what a dog is.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:52 AM (FVME7)

139 FTX User Sues Golden State Warriors For Promoting Crypto Platform.
______________

Seeing as how FTX was likely a front for Dems goal of using it as Reichstag fire for regulating crypto out of existence and (as with everything they do) money laundering, not sure it is going to matter much. Still, I applaud the effort and hope for discovery in court.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at November 23, 2022 11:52 AM (fs1hN)

140
Yeah so make twitter let me back on already!!!!

Nevergiveup
@Nevergi95414627

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 23, 2022 11:51 AM (Irn0L)

Ace's account got restored, so yours must be coming. Or else it got completely deleted by the previous admin.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2022 11:52 AM (trdmm)

141 Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 11:50 AM (eYoxG)

*****?

Much obliged.

Posted by: EFG at November 23, 2022 11:53 AM (Ae67h)

142 Here is the link to the Open Letter to Fauci. The writer has a lot of info about the mechanisms that drive the disease, and essentially accuses Fauci of profiteering off the misery of the afflicted:

https://aep.lib.rochester.edu/node/49111

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2022 11:53 AM (dCxaZ)

143 Well say you have multiple Roman denarii, each with the same face value but different metal purity. How do you reasonably determine the purity of the currency? You can't.

Wasn't that why scales were used, so the could compare the weight of the coin offered against one that was genuine?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 23, 2022 11:53 AM (tBR6g)

144 Piers Morgan Loses It Over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Getting Major Award – “Absolutely Disgusting”
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:39 AM (FVME7)

Harry got a "Leg Lamp"?

Posted by: Fox2! at November 23, 2022 11:53 AM (cKnoj)

145 138 SCOTUS to Hear Jack Daniel's Trademark Case Against Dog Toy Company
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel’s and a dog toy company that sells “Bad Spaniels” whiskey bottles.
The toy closely resembles Jack Daniel’s signature Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey bottle, which the liquor brand argues violates federal trademark law.

-
Trouble is, Justice Jumanji is not a biologist and doesn't know what a dog is.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:52 AM (FVME7)

=======

Dear lord, don't let SCOTUS side with Jack Daniels. Copyright law in America is fucked. Siding with Jack Daniels just makes it a little bit worse. Siding with Bad Spaniels could make copyright law slightly better.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 23, 2022 11:53 AM (LvTSG)

146
Hence bad money chasing out good.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy
------

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Caro Ellison, wallowing naked on a pile of crypto at November 23, 2022 11:54 AM (1vJmm)

147 Been reading old books about ranching and cowboys written early mid 1900's. We need some good old fashioned cowboys justice like they doled out on horse and cattle rustlers.

But think looters, burners, racial sneak attackers, ballot harvesters...

Posted by: Just sayin at November 23, 2022 11:54 AM (ODT/d)

148 Since we do not have enought people of John Adams' type: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Can any constitutional republic like ours NOT descend into tyranny?

Posted by: JM in Florida at November 23, 2022 11:54 AM (g4P/X)

149 Who moved my Cheez-Its?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 23, 2022 11:54 AM (63Dwl)

150 And work smarter, not harder.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at November 23, 2022 11:54 AM (I9VC/)

151 As usual, Peter Zeihan spins a really good tale, and I think makes some good points, as well as the usual grossly overstated ones. This is particularly true of the end of the clip, in which he says the Russians are in the process of defenestrating themselves, in part because of demographics, and in part because the Ukes are helping the process. He then says "hard to go wrong with that", and that's where I disagree. Will Russia break up? Yes, I think so. Will it be peaceful? Hard to say, but there are certainly possible ways it could go very wrong.

https://tinyurl.com/4r8hp7re

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 11:54 AM (eOEVl)

152 After reading Richard Pipes Russian Revolution I think they are out to destroy the economy just as the Bolsheviks planned to do. That would help drive a Revolution.

They are giving tax money away by the billions
Driving inflation skyward
Printing money like it's not worth a penny

Posted by: Skip's phone at November 23, 2022 11:55 AM (BRD//)

153 If anyone is able to discern and take advantage of the discrepancy in purity, the process of doing so is removing that purer currency from circulation as though it were the low purity currency, and converting it into its more valuable component parts.

Hence bad money chasing out good.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy

I believe that process is what Archimedes figured out when he was sitting in his bath.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2022 11:55 AM (trdmm)

154 Dick Delaware before Delaware dicks you!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:55 AM (FVME7)

155
I thought of the YD Corollary to Gresham's Law to describe institutions becoming corrupt, but it also works the same with raging incompetence.

If I didn't know better, I might think those two things often go together or something.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 23, 2022 11:55 AM (oINRc)

156 This definitely was my experience as a conservative working in corporate media for about 40 years. For the first part of it, even the liberals I worked with were trained to "put that hat on the hook" when they came to work and stick by old school principles -- If you read this about yourself in the morning, no matter how bad it looked, would you think it was at least fair? Would your side of the story be unalloyed by anything but the "he or she said" part?

I noticed a shift during the Clarence Thomas hearings and the Clinton campaign, not just in the national media, but in the play it got at the newspaper where I worked. But things really lurched in the Bush v Gore days, and at that point I realized that if I wanted to maintain a career, I needed to not even *wear* my "hat" to work. Laid low for years until I couldn't rationalize it anymore. Walked away for the sake of my self-respect.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at November 23, 2022 11:55 AM (wzAuc)

157 SCOTUS to Hear Jack Daniel's Trademark Case Against Dog Toy Company
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel’s and a dog toy company that sells “Bad Spaniels” whiskey bottles.
The toy closely resembles Jack Daniel’s signature Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey bottle, which the liquor brand argues violates federal trademark law.
------

I recall toy bottles of 'Old Overcoat' rye whiskey.

Posted by: m at November 23, 2022 11:55 AM (TyYgv)

158 149 Who moved my Cheez-Its?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 23, 2022 11:54 AM (63Dwl)

Have you noticed that Cheez-Its quality seems to be going down? I get some boxes that are good and others that taste like regular crackers.

I think they are shorting the cheese.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2022 11:56 AM (Y5qcH)

159 Piers Morgan Loses It Over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Getting Major Award – “Absolutely Disgusting”
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 11:39 AM (FVME7)

Harry got a "Leg Lamp"?
Posted by: Fox2! at November 23, 2022 11:53 AM (cKnoj)


Heh, that's the first thing I thought of, too.

Posted by: Jordan61 at November 23, 2022 11:56 AM (DRSnL)

160 119 Aldrich's father was 'Dick Delaware'

Oh we could start a whole thread for inventive porn names for ourselves.

______________

Not a good idea.

Posted by: Girth Schlongenson at November 23, 2022 11:56 AM (fs1hN)

161 142 Here is the link to the Open Letter to Fauci. The writer has a lot of info about the mechanisms that drive the disease, and essentially accuses Fauci of profiteering off the misery of the afflicted:

https://aep.lib.rochester.edu/node/49111

/////

It is highly suspicious that Fauci completely ruled out the use of therapautics.

Posted by: JM in Florida at November 23, 2022 11:56 AM (g4P/X)

162 85,000 Dead: Putin Is Destroying Russia’s Military in Ukraine

Not to mention his tank fleet, his military trucks, and his best troops.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 11:56 AM (eOEVl)

163 I saw pew pew place open for the goo goo dolls at the Ramrod Lounge in '87.

Posted by: Mrs. Dick Champion at November 23, 2022 11:57 AM (yXRn/)

164 HA pimping the war, now wonders if Ukraine can survive the winter

shoulda thought of that when it was warm


Right? They should have thought of that before they invaded Russia and began bombing its electrical infrastructure.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 11:57 AM (eOEVl)

165 Nevergiveup,
I did send a tweet, aimed at Elon, requesting your account be restored. Don't know if there is a better way to request it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 23, 2022 11:57 AM (uz3Px)

166 143 "Well say you have multiple Roman denarii, each with the same face value but different metal purity. How do you reasonably determine the purity of the currency? You can't."

Wasn't that why scales were used, so the could compare the weight of the coin offered against one that was genuine?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 23, 2022 11:53 AM (tBR6g)

There are frictions involving melting down coins and meticulous weighing. In practice, the Romans got away with massive debasement for centuries, their currency effectively operated like fiat, until the Crisis of the Third Century, when the inflation occurred all at once.

Absent effective arbitrage mechanisms(which force currencies more rapidly towards their commodity value if commodity backed) asset-backed currencies behave rather similarly to fiat over time. They act as arbitrary markers of a certain value rather than their commodity value.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 11:57 AM (eYoxG)

167 If somebody told me the kid was seeking revenge on groomers, I'd not be the least surprised. Not. in. the. Least.
Posted by: you reap what you sow at November 23, 2022 11:34 AM (RERdJ)

Entirely possible. Wonder why the "hero" who wrestled the gun away from the puke didn't shoot him with it, as he was still a threat?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2022 11:58 AM (JPuSV)

168
This is how you end up with "The Expert." Tom Nichols is a crook, and a fool, and too fat.

But, to hear Our Betters tell it, he's a Paragon of Virtue with Important Mindthoughts - simply because he rose through a major institution (Naval War College).

Nobody thinks to ask how or why he did. Just *that* he did.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 23, 2022 11:58 AM (oINRc)

169 Eventually, the bankers take over and force the last remnants of the founding family out. Next stop, despair.
Posted by: Fox2! at November 23, 2022 11:49 AM (cKnoj

Or merger with the largest competitor, resulting in elimination of major parts of the acquired company.

How many MD-90s were sold, vs Boeing 717s?

Posted by: Fox2! at November 23, 2022 11:59 AM (cKnoj)

170 If I am selling goods and services, why wouldn't I prioritize selling to those who have silver coins and deprioritize the zinc coin customers?

Because you can't. The law says you have to accept the zinc coins. Legal tender etc.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2022 11:59 AM (nfrXX)

171 Wasn't that why scales were used, so the could compare the weight of the coin offered against one that was genuine?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 23, 2022 11:53 AM (tBR6g)

Yes, comparing weights is relatively easy. But in ancient times, coinage could be rather crude and not always the uniform sizes we are used to. If two coins are the same weight, you have to figure out a way to measure density to know the materials it is made of. Hence the reason lead was used so much, as it's weight closely mimics gold - but it's soft.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2022 11:59 AM (trdmm)

172 A banana republic. If you can keep it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 23, 2022 11:59 AM (63Dwl)

173 From: An Open Letter to Anthony Fauci:

With 270,000 dead from AIDS and millions more infected with HIV, you should
not be honored at a dinner. You should be put before a firing squad.

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2022 11:59 AM (dCxaZ)

174 Have you noticed that Cheez-Its quality seems to be going down? I get some boxes that are good and others that taste like regular crackers.

Everything is lowering in quality as they cut corners and reduce costs.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 11:59 AM (cP/Ah)

175 Tristan Snell@TristanSnell
If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life.


++++

Well he did! By ignoring all of Fauci's shot, boosters, masks, "social distancing" recommendations I am alive today. Thank you Dr. Fauci!

Posted by: washrivergal at November 23, 2022 12:00 PM (FjZQA)

176 He didn't shoot him with the handgun, because he took it away from him and started hitting him in the head. The shooter was wearing body armor too.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 23, 2022 12:01 PM (uz3Px)

177 Fauci has a long history of cozying up to Big Pharma at the expense of actual, you know, humanity.

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2022 12:01 PM (dCxaZ)

178 Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 11:57 AM (eYoxG)

Sorry, I'm just a crayon eater. All I heard was *argle bargle*

How does any of that answer the response WRT how do you 'reasonably determine the purity of the currency'?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 23, 2022 12:01 PM (tBR6g)

179
Posted by: Jasmin Fowler at November 23, 2022 11:40 AM

Still sucking cock for a living Jism Fowl? Same as in town?
Posted by: Barbara Billingsley


From $20 to $18k for a BJ??

Damned inflation.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 23, 2022 12:01 PM (n+4am)

180 Can any constitutional republic like ours NOT descend into tyranny?

It takes a moral and religious people. Those aren't just trigger words. To be moral, one must love the Law of God and find joy in following God's Law. (ref: Psalms)

Those who are moral also have a transcendent code, unlike the unregenerate who have a field expedient value system that favors whoever is asserting their values as the "standard".

Valuing and understanding the civilizational preserving aspects of God's Law leads one to discernment and the rejection of those (eg. politicians) who eschew if not hate the Law of God and thus pursue their own fallen and carnal interests - to the harm of many.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at November 23, 2022 12:01 PM (3hSHB)

181 I want to go back to the old philosophy of, "To the victor belongs the spoils".

Every president needs to be able to fire anyone he wishes in the federal service without notice.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at November 23, 2022 12:02 PM (BdMk6)

182 Respectfully, why would this be the case? Why not the opposite?
If I am selling goods and services, why wouldn't I prioritize selling to those who have silver coins and deprioritize the zinc coin customers?
Posted by: EFG at November 23, 2022 11:43 AM (Ae67h)

Because you will take the silver coins, and hoard them, and use the zinc ones to pay your taxes and your suppliers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2022 12:03 PM (JPuSV)

183 My own theory of how organizations are captured is that identity-focused individuals bring in more of their own identity. A certain brand of morality or amorality can be an identity but it doesn't have to.

Capture kills the organization if the goals of the capturing identity are orthogonal to the organization's purpose.

In practical terms, this means that distinctly American values are no longer the primary source of identity for most Americans.

Posted by: Xiaoza at November 23, 2022 12:03 PM (oMbva)

184 Ace's account got restored, so yours must be coming. Or else it got completely deleted by the previous admin.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2022 11:52 AM (trdmm)

So far it appears he is only restoring famous people and not us peons

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 23, 2022 12:03 PM (Irn0L)

185
Tristan Snell@TristanSnell
If you’re reading this, Dr. Fauci helped save your life.

-------

True. If you're following bien pensant midwits on Twitter, then he did. That's your truth, amirite?

Out here in real life, I know we'd be alive with or without that fuckin' deviant, and we'd be better off if the little goblin's wop mother had cooked him up into meatballs instead of rearing him.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 23, 2022 12:03 PM (oINRc)

186 How is the average person supposed to know what kind of an how much metal is in the coins?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 12:03 PM (j8OfL)

187 Prices Law: The square root of the number of people in a domain do 50% of the work.
When the organization becomes too top heavy with freeloaders the good people GTFO for greener pastures.
1. They know they are good and can move easily and freely.
2. Any organization will work a good horse to death.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at November 23, 2022 11:24 AM (u4CEu)



Kindltot's corollary: No work group should have more than 4 people in it

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2022 12:04 PM (xhaym)

188 I think for some businesses/institutions, the founder does well, the next generation comes in and everyone is still talking about the founder. So the next generation wants everyone to talk about them instead. The easiest route is "We're embracing social justice." The next generation grabs headline after headline while the business declines.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 23, 2022 12:04 PM (p+1gI)

189 Joe - Great essay! I’m late to this thread so it’s probably already been said… but the process you describe has already happened in a big way in Congress and the federal bureaucracy. This the reality of the deep state

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at November 23, 2022 12:04 PM (LjeMb)

190 A spoils system would be gloriously chaotic. And provide good reason to limit scope of government.

Posted by: Xiaoza at November 23, 2022 12:05 PM (oMbva)

191 186 How is the average person supposed to know what kind of an how much metal is in the coins?
----------------
Scales work.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 23, 2022 12:05 PM (0CuV9)

192 173. Yes indeed.

Posted by: Lola at November 23, 2022 12:05 PM (WvF4Y)

193 From government to academia to corporate America to the various charities
=
And churches.

Once the compromisers get their guy in the leadership (either the pulpit or congregational president or the like), it's pretty hard to recover, because at least for most of our lives, there was another faithful church in the area to which the believers could relocate.

Posted by: Methos at November 23, 2022 12:06 PM (kOpft)

194 186 How is the average person supposed to know what kind of an how much metal is in the coins?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 12:03 PM (j8OfL)

You can buy an x-ray florescence gun. Don't know what they cost tho.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2022 12:06 PM (Y5qcH)

195 I have some zinc coins from the 3rd Reich. My step dad took them from the bodies of german solders.

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2022 12:06 PM (gmo/4)

196 How did we miss this?

Dick Delaware starred in My MILF Boss 8 and It's Okay To Put It in My Ass.

Posted by: blaster at November 23, 2022 12:07 PM (hEWkd)

197 But is it actually "mainstream" or simply dominant?
Posted by: Brother Tim, still the worst commenter on the blog at November 23, 2022 11:28 AM (OUMaO)


Right now Woke is the state religion. We have to see what happens when that backing collapses.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2022 12:07 PM (xhaym)

198 178 Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 11:57 AM (eYoxG)

Sorry, I'm just a crayon eater. All I heard was *argle bargle*

How does any of that answer the response WRT how do you 'reasonably determine the purity of the currency'?
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 23, 2022 12:01 PM (tBR6g)

For most of history, people weren't able to determine the purity of currency in a "reasonable" fashion. As in the labor involved was generally not worth it in terms of time and expertise. Even if you could determine the purity of a coin, you'd still need to melt it down to take advantage of the difference.

The extraction process is a type of arbitrage and really only begins to show up effectively in the last few hundred years. Classical economics tended to assume things had always been done that way and so the conclusions don't actually apply to regimes where arbitrage isn't possible. Rothschild made a bunch of money off of discrepancies in currencies and gold values.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 12:07 PM (eYoxG)

199 Can any constitutional republic like ours NOT descend into tyranny?

Tyranny is the natural state of man. Sometimes its less terrible than others, and very rarely sometimes its a good thing (a wise and just king) but eventually every people degrades into being subject to a powerful leader. Always.

Why? We're sinful human beings. That means sinful leaders take too much power, that means sinful humans corrupt the system we have, and that sinful people cannot be trusted with liberty and selecting leaders. Eventually, because we are not the virtuous people that a republic requires to function it is inevitable that we lose our liberties and surrender our rights to a powerful force that protects us and just makes life easier.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 12:08 PM (cP/Ah)

200 Guess it’s good for the media that there’s a new mass shooting to cover.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at November 23, 2022 12:08 PM (u73oe)

201 184 So far it appears he is only restoring famous people and not us peons
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 23, 2022 12:03 PM (Irn0L)


Since your account isn't deleted but merely "suspended," I *think* you should be able to log in and put in an/another appeal. I'm not certain, though, as I've never had a Twatter account.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 23, 2022 12:08 PM (DTX3h)

202
How is the average person supposed to know what kind of an how much metal is in the coins?
----------------
Scales work.
Posted by: Puddinhead at November 23, 2022 12:05 PM (0CuV9)

Yes - balance a piece of known specie against the putative specie.

The Chinese were running a scam for a while involving tungsten cores in gold coins (Maple Leafs, IIRC). That was fooling people for awhile. Not sure exactly how they managed it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 23, 2022 12:08 PM (oINRc)

203 Now we have a lawyer shortage?

An Oregon county just dropped charges against nearly 300 suspects because there were no public defenders available

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 12:08 PM (FVME7)

204 Colorado club shooter identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, attorneys say.

Meanwhile, it was revealed that "their" dad is a pornstar who goes by the name "Dick Delaware."

Daily Mail

https://t.co/1rFd9p3jb0

Posted by: flounder at November 23, 2022 12:08 PM (JhU5U)

205 186 How is the average person supposed to know what kind of an how much metal is in the coins?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 12:03 PM (j8OfL)

Reality was they didn't. Arbitrage is done by money men.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 12:08 PM (eYoxG)

206
85,000 Dead: Putin Is Destroying Russia’s Military in Ukraine

Not to mention his tank fleet, his military trucks, and his best troops.
Posted by: Archimedes


Y'know, I'm still convinced that Xi was the guy who convinced Putin that Ukraine would be a cake-walk, while knowing that it'd be anything but. All in a ploy to get the Slavs fighting each other in the West while China waltzes into Siberia, probably late in this coming spring.

Of course, China's economy has to survive long enough for that to happen...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 23, 2022 12:08 PM (n+4am)

207 186 How is the average person supposed to know what kind of an how much metal is in the coins?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 12:03 PM (j8OfL)

I did it when I was a kid with a paper route. US coinage (dimes, quarters, and halves) was 90% silver through 1964, then it turned to copper, nickel and zinc. When I got my paper route in 1969, there was a still a whole lot of silver coinage in circulation, and I would go through my change bag every week and pull out all of the silver and save it. (still got a couple bags of it around) All of the old silver coins had pretty much disappeared by 1975,

In ancient times, there were always a few who knew how to determine compositoni, and they could make quite a nice profit by culling high value coinage out of circulation.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2022 12:08 PM (trdmm)

208 > Everything is lowering in quality as they cut corners and reduce costs.

This is true, but part of the issue is how screwed up the supply chain is. Manufacturers are having to scramble to buy supply. That means they're having to go to suppliers they haven't trusted enough before or used before. QA is having to work overtime because they're having to do much more spot checking because so many products are out of tolerance.

If you go from 1/10,000 widgets being out of tolerance to 1/200, that means you have to check a LOT more often to be able to catch the duds.

Most companies simply aren't built to check as often as they are being forced to.

In addition to this, a lot of places are being forced to lower their standards because nobody has product that meets their standards, if they can find it at all.

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2022 12:08 PM (j2Xg6)

209 All those "resistance" types who are wearing wierd hair colors in "protest" of the world are simply aligning themselves with the mainstream culture. You cannot rebel by echoing the voice of megacorporations, the law, the government, the popular culture, the entertainment, etc on and on. The more you "fight the man" these days, the more you ARE the man.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 11:15 AM

As a small example, look at the lead singers of the 1990s alternative rock bands, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails and The White Stripes. All now shills for The Man they formerly claimed to be against.

PJW - Jack White is an Idiot: http://bit.ly/3i8NakC

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2022 12:09 PM (Do5/p)

210 Dick Delaware?


Potato Joe is from Delaware. Coincidence? I think not.

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2022 12:09 PM (gmo/4)

211 I thought I was Dick Delaware. In between lifeguard gigs, some movie guys gave me an opportunity to star in some movies after seeing my interaction with the kids. It was pretty intense. They turned me down, realizing I could never be a porn star but better suited to go into politics.

Joseph Robinette Biden

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at November 23, 2022 12:09 PM (lz5hY)

212 Dear lord, don't let SCOTUS side with Jack Daniels. Copyright law in America is fucked. Siding with Jack Daniels just makes it a little bit worse. Siding with Bad Spaniels could make copyright law slightly better.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 23, 2022 11:53 AM (LvTSG)

I can't see that Jack Daniels has any kind of case at all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2022 12:09 PM (iJhC/)

213 Does Gresham’s Law apply to paper money? If so, how?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 12:09 PM (j8OfL)

214 How is the average person supposed to know what kind of an how much metal is in the coins?

*****

"The Republicans want to put y'all back in shekels!!"

/Joe B.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2022 12:10 PM (ykeLU)

215 The Chinese were running a scam for a while involving tungsten cores in gold coins (Maple Leafs, IIRC). That was fooling people for awhile. Not sure exactly how they managed it.
------------------
They are inscrutable people.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 23, 2022 12:11 PM (0CuV9)

216 Since your account isn't deleted but merely "suspended," I *think* you should be able to log in and put in an/another appeal. I'm not certain, though, as I've never had a Twatter account.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 23, 2022 12:08 PM (DTX3h)

Yes I have 3 times, or 4, I am still persona non grata. A phantom to roam the Phantom Zone for conservatives

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 23, 2022 12:11 PM (Irn0L)

217 I thought I was Dick Delaware.

Joseph Robinette Biden


The other way around.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 23, 2022 12:11 PM (nfrXX)

218 7 All those "resistance" types who are wearing wierd hair colors in "protest" of the world are simply aligning themselves with the mainstream culture. You cannot rebel by echoing the voice of megacorporations, the law, the government, the popular culture, the entertainment, etc on and on. The more you "fight the man" these days, the more you ARE the man.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 11:15 AM (cP/Ah)

That's the thing.

They're not fighting "The Man".

They're just fighting their Dad.

Posted by: XTC at November 23, 2022 12:11 PM (UnA8+)

219 207 Tom, how could you tell?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 12:11 PM (j8OfL)

220 earwig this morning, is Sunday Morning Coming Down...

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at November 23, 2022 12:11 PM (53oGX)

221 203 Now we have a lawyer shortage?

An Oregon county just dropped charges against nearly 300 suspects because there were no public defenders available
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at November 23, 2022 12:08 PM (FVME7)

Most "public defenders" are alcoholic derelicts who can't get a job doing anything else - or are compromised some other mental way. My Cousin Vinnie wasn't wrong.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2022 12:11 PM (trdmm)

222 Yes I have 3 times, or 4, I am still persona non grata. A phantom to roam the Phantom Zone for conservatives
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 23, 2022 12:11 PM


If you see Zod in there, tell him I say hey.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 23, 2022 12:11 PM (tpYQB)

223 Since Trump started the war in Ukraine and has been pounding them thru the Biden Administration , I'm thinking Putin is about to pull back for the winter and hit those neo-nazis hard later. Don't believe it when they say he's tapped out of resources.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 23, 2022 12:12 PM (geVLo)

224 Re: "Dr. Evil" Fauci, see the documentary "Died Suddenly" on Rumble.com.

Posted by: Beverly at November 23, 2022 12:12 PM (KRVZG)

225 said, not say. Stupid keyboard.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 23, 2022 12:12 PM (tpYQB)

226 If you see Zod in there, tell him I say hey.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 23, 2022 12:11 PM (tpYQB)



Will do

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 23, 2022 12:12 PM (Irn0L)

227 As a small example, look at the lead singers of the 1990s alternative rock bands, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails and The White Stripes. All now shills for The Man they formerly claimed to be against.

The truth is, they always were. Even back in the 90s they didn't fight against Bill Clinton, they fought against mythical evil white oppressors.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 12:12 PM (cP/Ah)

228 To use an analogy, if most of our money was counterfeit and very few people realized it(and took advantage of it to try and secure all the "real money"), the value of the currency wouldn't change until we had an emperor without clothes moment. We'd be using counterfeit dollars as though they were real.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 12:12 PM (eYoxG)

229 Here's a brief clip on the relative readiness of Ukes vs Russians for winter. Go to about 02:30. It's not definitive, but the speaker is someone with the apparent knowledge to speak intelligently on the subject.

https://tinyurl.com/mrya983k

Y'know, I'm still convinced that Xi was the guy who convinced Putin that Ukraine would be a cake-walk, while knowing that it'd be anything but. All in a ploy to get the Slavs fighting each other in the West while China waltzes into Siberia, probably late in this coming spring.


Interesting thought, but I suspect this was Putin in his bubble being fed what he wanted to hear by his corrupt cronies.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 12:12 PM (eOEVl)

230 So Dick Delaware is another name for Joe Biden?

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 23, 2022 12:12 PM (0CuV9)

231 Who moved my Cheez-Its?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 23, 2022 11:54 AM (63Dwl)

Have you noticed that Cheez-Its quality seems to be going down? I get some boxes that are good and others that taste like regular crackers.

I think they are shorting the cheese.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 23, 2022 11:56 AM (Y5qcH)

True story, Cheezits ended my marriage. I was eating some, and the wife said something about having bought them for her daughters. I made some kind of flippant question, like "what do you mean?"

To which she replied "I hate you." Last words she spoke out loud to me.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 23, 2022 12:12 PM (NWBBy)

232 Dick Delaware = Gay pron actor

Delaware Dick = The resident

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2022 12:13 PM (gmo/4)

233 "The Delaware Dick" sounds like the subtitle of some 1950's newspaper comic about a detective.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 12:13 PM (cP/Ah)

234 So Dick Delaware is another name for Joe Biden?
Posted by: Puddinhead at November 23, 2022 12:12 PM (0CuV9)

LOL, ya can't make shit like this up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 23, 2022 12:14 PM (Irn0L)

235 He didn't shoot him with the handgun, because he took it away from him and started hitting him in the head. The shooter was wearing body armor too.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 23, 2022 12:01 PM (uz3Px)

Handguns work just fine on brains, and at close grappling range, it's hard to miss the target.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2022 12:14 PM (iJhC/)

236 232 Dick Delaware = Gay pron actor

Delaware Dick = The resident

Posted by: Archer at November 23, 2022 12:13 PM (gmo/4)

Dick Trickle - Faster than he sounds

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at November 23, 2022 12:14 PM (53oGX)

237 213 Does Gresham’s Law apply to paper money? If so, how?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 12:09 PM (j8OfL)

Assuming the paper money isn't redeemable into some other form, it does not. There is no arbitrage mechanism to force the currency to its "true value" in terms of goods, because the value at any given time is arbitrary.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 12:14 PM (eYoxG)

238 91
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 11:41 AM (cP/Ah)

The author of the Black Company series described this same phenomena for nations in the third book, I think.

The builder generation, the manager generation, and the waster generation.

Posted by: Methos at November 23, 2022 12:14 PM (kOpft)

239
For most of history, people weren't able to determine the purity of currency in a "reasonable" fashion. As in the labor involved was generally not worth it in terms of time and expertise. Even if you could determine the purity of a coin, you'd still need to melt it down to take advantage of the difference.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead!


For quite awhile, people would also cheat by shaving bits off of the edges of specie, to later be melted down and traded. Easy and fast. The serrated edges of coins make it a lot easier to see when coins have been shaved.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 23, 2022 12:14 PM (n+4am)

240 To which she replied "I hate you." Last words she spoke out loud to me.
-----------------
Women get itchy about snacks. Stuff you need to know.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 23, 2022 12:14 PM (0CuV9)

241 Okay Mannix. Now do "throwing good money after bad".

Posted by: Muldoon at November 23, 2022 12:15 PM (ykeLU)

242 Elder Brink Divorce Court.

https://youtu.be/ib6JM5wW9EY

Posted by: flounder at November 23, 2022 12:15 PM (JhU5U)

243 200 Guess it’s good for the media that there’s a new mass shooting to cover.
__________

I know, right? The agents in charge of CO have been reassigned to tax compliance duty.

Posted by: FBI Special Ops Recruiting Team at November 23, 2022 12:15 PM (fs1hN)

244 How is the average person supposed to know what kind of an how much metal is in the coins?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 12:03 PM (j8OfL)

I did it when I was a kid with a paper route. US coinage (dimes, quarters, and halves) was 90% silver through 1964, then it turned to copper, nickel and zinc. When I got my paper route in 1969, there was a still a whole lot of silver coinage in circulation, and I would go through my change bag every week and pull out all of the silver and save it. (still got a couple bags of it around) All of the old silver coins had pretty much disappeared by 1975,
==
there was a guy who worked in the money room in a vegas casino for decades - goes back to the 60s though 70s. He collected the silver coinage trading it out for the post 64 quarters. He stored them in tractor trailers buried in the desert. He was murdered by his wife and her boyfriend. I think he had two full tractor trailers.

Posted by: women can't live with em, can't live with em at November 23, 2022 12:15 PM (YF4AH)

245 True story, Cheezits ended my marriage. I was eating some, and the wife said something about having bought them for her daughters. I made some kind of flippant question, like "what do you mean?"

To which she replied "I hate you." Last words she spoke out loud to me.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 23, 2022 12:12 PM (NWBBy)

short, too

Posted by: BignJames at November 23, 2022 12:15 PM (AwYPR)

246 219 207 Tom, how could you tell?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 12:11 PM (j8OfL)

heh, that's too easy. The Date. 1964 and before was 90% silver, after that wasn't. EXCEPT for Kennedy Halves, which did a weird thing of being 40% silver for 1965 - 1967, when they said "screw it" and went clad. The Mint has still put out specialty silver sets for collectors, but those are never circulated.

Today, drop a modern penny (mostly zinc) on a counter top and listen to the difference in the sound if you drop a wheat penny (mostly copper) Today's coinage is sad monopoly money.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2022 12:15 PM (trdmm)

247
Valuing and understanding the civilizational preserving aspects of God's Law leads one to discernment and the rejection of those (eg. politicians) who eschew if not hate the Law of God and thus pursue their own fallen and carnal interests - to the harm of many.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at November 23, 2022 12:01 PM (3hSHB)


I looked at an outstanding and illuminating video posted by a Christian pastor on this subject. I will try to find it again and post it.

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2022 12:15 PM (dCxaZ)

248 We'd be using counterfeit dollars as though they were real.

Yeah, the value of money is in its trust. I mean, the government does it to us all the time. Pennies have very little actual copper in them, but they're treated as the same denomination of money as the copper ones. I don't think there's any silver at all in a dime but its still worth 10 cents. Money is worth what people perceive it to be, because its a coupon representing goods and services.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 12:16 PM (cP/Ah)

249 Since Trump started the war in Ukraine and has been pounding them thru the Biden Administration , I'm thinking Putin is about to pull back for the winter and hit those neo-nazis hard later. Don't believe it when they say he's tapped out of resources.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 23, 2022 12:12 PM (geVLo)

I believe he miscalculated, not because he didn't understand the capabilities of the Ukes, but he underestimated how committed the NWO was in keeping Uke safe for their grift.

I suspect Putin does have another level of destruction he's more than capable of unleashing, and right now he's only wondering whether it's worth it or not to start lobbing nooks all over the place, or simply focus on destroying Ukraine alone.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 23, 2022 12:16 PM (NWBBy)

250 The move to paper money redeemable in a precise amount of a given commodity actually made arbitrage way easier. No weighing or melting things down needed, just need timely data on commodity prices in different currencies.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at November 23, 2022 12:16 PM (eYoxG)

251 Dear lord, don't let SCOTUS side with Jack Daniels. Copyright law in America is fucked. Siding with Jack Daniels just makes it a little bit worse. Siding with Bad Spaniels could make copyright law slightly better.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, drinking whiskey and getting into fights with Sam Peckinpah at November 23, 2022 11:53 AM (LvTSG)

I can't see that Jack Daniels has any kind of case at all.


I hadn't heard about this case until today. I looked it up and the article I found had a pic of the toy and the original bottle side by side. Anyone who can't tell that the toy is a parody of the bottle is at Joe Biden levels of mental function.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at November 23, 2022 12:16 PM (Bd6X8)

252 The Chinese were running a scam for a while involving tungsten cores in gold coins (Maple Leafs, IIRC). That was fooling people for awhile. Not sure exactly how they managed it.
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They are inscrutable people.
Posted by: Puddinhead at November 23, 2022 12:11 PM (0CuV9)

Most people that have lived in any Asian country knows that each individual Asian is running or thinking of a scam.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at November 23, 2022 12:17 PM (BdMk6)

253 To which she replied "I hate you." Last words she spoke out loud to me.
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Women get itchy about snacks. Stuff you need to know.
Posted by: Puddinhead at November 23, 2022 12:14 PM (0CuV9)

It helped that she was already planning to leave me for her high school sweetheart, so I kinda think it wasn't really about the Cheezits.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 23, 2022 12:17 PM (NWBBy)

254 To which she replied "I hate you." Last words she spoke out loud to me.
Posted by: BurtTC
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She seems nice.

*must have had big hooters*

Posted by: women can't live with em, can't live with em at November 23, 2022 12:18 PM (BGG5k)

255 Here's a brief clip on the relative readiness of Ukes vs Russians for winter.
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We need to organize a winter clothing drive!

Posted by: Blue Check with Ukranian flag in bio at November 23, 2022 12:18 PM (fs1hN)

256 The Chinese were running a scam for a while involving tungsten cores in gold coins

Why on earth would you use tungsten? It isn't cheap, and certainly isn't cheaper than something like lead.

Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 12:18 PM (eOEVl)

257 How did we miss this?

Dick Delaware starred in My MILF Boss 8 and It's Okay To Put It in My Ass.
Posted by: blaster at November 23, 2022 12:07 PM


-_-

I got nuthin' here.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 23, 2022 12:18 PM (tpYQB)

258 We'd be using counterfeit dollars as though they were real.
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Most of our money is 1s and 0s in one bank's computer or another's.

Posted by: Methos at November 23, 2022 12:19 PM (kOpft)

259 He stored them in tractor trailers buried in the desert. He was murdered by his wife and her boyfriend. I think he had two full tractor trailers.
Posted by: women can't live with em, can't live with em at November 23, 2022 12:15 PM (YF4AH)


Good thing he didn't have Cheez-it's in there

Posted by: blaster at November 23, 2022 12:19 PM (hEWkd)

260
Respectfully, why would this be the case? Why not the opposite?
If I am selling goods and services, why wouldn't I prioritize selling to those who have silver coins and deprioritize the zinc coin customers?
Posted by: EFG at November 23, 2022 11:43 AM (Ae67h)


If the value is considered equal, people hold back the more valuable coin because in reality they are getting a discount from just the face value.
This is not just theory by the way, people hold back pre 1982 pennies and pre '65 silver too.

This law was first discovered by Copernicus, by the way, his bishop in Poland wanted to know why all the good Polish pennies kept disappearing from circulation and all they could get were the debased German ones.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2022 12:19 PM (xhaym)

261 Scarborough praised the Justices for "standing steadfast" for "Madisonian checks and balances." Scarborough also said that, contrary to Trump's assumption that the Justices he appointed would rule in his favor, "not only do they not rule in his favor, but these decisions are unanimous. They're unsigned, and, I would say, a ringing endorsement of some basic, fundamental rules of law."

.. the upside of this ruling is that Joe Biden doesn't have a leg to stand on to stop the incoming Republican House from getting his tax returns (and those of his S Corp that the Biden family used to help avoid paying Social Security and medicare taxes)

Posted by: SMOD at November 23, 2022 12:19 PM (RHGPo)

262 216 Yes I have 3 times, or 4, I am still persona non grata. A phantom to roam the Phantom Zone for conservatives
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 23, 2022 12:11 PM (Irn0L)


Even since Elon took back over? That sucks. Then again, I'm sure they've got a yuuuge backlog of appeals to go through. Fingers crossed.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 23, 2022 12:19 PM (DTX3h)

263 I hadn't heard about this case until today. I looked it up and the article I found had a pic of the toy and the original bottle side by side. Anyone who can't tell that the toy is a parody of the bottle is at Joe Biden levels of mental function.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at November 23, 2022 12:16 PM (Bd6X


On the current Supreme Court, that level of mental function is where at least 2 of the justices are. Now Jack Daniels just needs to find 3 others.

Posted by: Wally at November 23, 2022 12:20 PM (FJYfm)

264 249 I suspect Putin does have another level of destruction he's more than capable of unleashing, and right now he's only wondering whether it's worth it or not to start lobbing nooks all over the place, or simply focus on destroying Ukraine alone.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 23, 2022 12:16 PM (NWBBy)

He wants me to consider him the good guy? Nuke Davos the next time the WEF is meeting there.

Posted by: XTC at November 23, 2022 12:20 PM (UnA8+)

265 It helped that she was already planning to leave me for her high school sweetheart, so I kinda think it wasn't really about the Cheezits.
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So how did the HS Sweetheart thing work out?

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 23, 2022 12:20 PM (0CuV9)

266 248 ChrIstopher Taylor, that’s always been my understanding as well. And that’s why I don’t understand Gresham’s Law, or much of anything else about monetary theory.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 12:20 PM (j8OfL)

267 259 He stored them in tractor trailers buried in the desert. He was murdered by his wife and her boyfriend. I think he had two full tractor trailers.
Posted by: women can't live with em, can't live with em at November 23, 2022 12:15 PM (YF4AH)

Good thing he didn't have Cheez-it's in there
Posted by: blaster at November 23, 2022 12:19 PM (hEWkd)

you know, if she just vacuumed and he was talking while eating cheese-its.. he may have been lucky to make it out alive.

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at November 23, 2022 12:20 PM (53oGX)

268 In ancient times, there were always a few who knew how to determine compositoni, and they could make quite a nice profit by culling high value coinage out of circulation.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2022 12:08 PM (trdmm)

This is why you must make it your business to know how to spot the real precious metal, and sequester it for your own use. With circulating coins now, I doubt there is enough precious metal left to make it worth our while, except with copper cents. A pure copper penny is worth over two cents now, for its copper content, and there are still a few in circulation.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2022 12:20 PM (iJhC/)

269 twatter nood

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 23, 2022 12:21 PM (DTX3h)

270 I believe he miscalculated, not because he didn't understand the capabilities of the Ukes, but he underestimated how committed the NWO was in keeping Uke safe for their grift.

Yeah he would have steamrolled Ukraine like he did Georgia and Ukraine before. This time the people in power did everything possible to save their pet money laundering organization.

It helped that she was already planning to leave me for her high school sweetheart, so I kinda think it wasn't really about the Cheezits.

Yeah they do that. Maybe guys do, too, but women always find an excuse to blame so its about how bad you are rather than how bad they are. That way their leaving you is justified and they aren't to blame in their minds at least.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 23, 2022 12:21 PM (cP/Ah)

271 It helped that she was already planning to leave me for her high school sweetheart, so I kinda think it wasn't really about the Cheezits.
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So how did the HS Sweetheart thing work out?
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I haven't so much as glimpsed a Cheezit for the last 3 years.

Posted by: Gullible Disappointed High School Sad Sack at November 23, 2022 12:22 PM (gB5F6)

272 Michael Knowles has a pretty good sketch about Thanksgiving with people who disagree politically.

https://bit.ly/3AGD2Gq

Posted by: bonhomme at November 23, 2022 12:22 PM (eyxn4)

273 State of Georgia reinstates ban on abortion after 6 weeks.

Lawsuit was titled STATE OF GEORGIA vs. SISTERSONG WOMEN OF COLOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE COLLECTIVE et al.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at November 23, 2022 12:23 PM (fs1hN)

274 This is why you must make it your business to know how to spot the real precious metal, and sequester it for your own use. With circulating coins now, I doubt there is enough precious metal left to make it worth our while, except with copper cents. A pure copper penny is worth over two cents now, for its copper content, and there are still a few in circulation.
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Those change machines in grocery stores sort out the real silver, nickel and copper and desposit into a drawer below the sorter. Many people fail to look into the drawer and just tack the reciept to the cashier. If you want to collect coins check those machines regularly. Good money in silver.

Posted by: Puddinhead at November 23, 2022 12:24 PM (0CuV9)

275 I suspect Putin does have another level of destruction he's more than capable of unleashing, and right now he's only wondering whether it's worth it or not to start lobbing nooks all over the place, or simply focus on destroying Ukraine alone.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 23, 2022 12:16 PM (NWBBy)

Putin's problem is that he can unleash hell on *civilian* centers, but the Luftwaffe in 1940 proved that *doesn't* impact a countries ability to resist invasion, it just makes them fight harder. The power has got to be used against military targets, and yet for a variety of reasons (disbursed infantry tactics being one of them, no air superiority being another) Russia has not been able to do this. So if he escalates against civilians, he Increases western involvement without damaging the Uke's ability to fight.

The loss of Kherson was a major disaster for the Russians - all of Crimea is now threatened because of it. And dreams of going on to Odessa are now dead.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2022 12:25 PM (trdmm)

276 new thread up, u reprobates

Gullible Elon

Posted by: kallisto at November 23, 2022 12:25 PM (dCxaZ)

277 To which she replied "I hate you." Last words she spoke out loud to me.
Posted by: BurtTC
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She seems nice.

*must have had big hooters*
Posted by: women can't live with em, can't live with em at November 23, 2022 12:18 PM (BGG5k)

No, but I'm more of a leg man.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 23, 2022 12:25 PM (NWBBy)

278 Why on earth would you use tungsten? It isn't cheap, and certainly isn't cheaper than something like lead.
Posted by: Archimedes at November 23, 2022 12:18 PM (eOEVl)

Tungsten is a lot cheaper than gold, and being a harder metal, the coin will ring if dropped on a hard surface. Lead is very soft, and a gold-clad lead coin would not ring.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 23, 2022 12:27 PM (iJhC/)

279 It helped that she was already planning to leave me for her high school sweetheart, so I kinda think it wasn't really about the Cheezits.
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So how did the HS Sweetheart thing work out?
Posted by: Puddinhead at November 23, 2022 12:20 PM (0CuV9)

I only get info second hand, and so far they seem to be in their honeymoon phase. I have reason to believe she's going to screw him over as soon as she can, but I'll be long gone by then, and already don't care.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 23, 2022 12:28 PM (NWBBy)

280 Heartwarming news out of DC.

https://tinyurl.com/Stupidity-Its-Own-Reward

Kevin Blowe was driving some colleagues home from his job as a security guard when he was caught up in an automobile accident.

Who was Kevin Blowe you ask?

Kelvin Blowe, a 32-year-old activist with DC Justice Lab helped pass "criminal justice reform."

What reward did Kelvin get?

After the accident he exited his vehicle for reasons unknown and was promptly shot dead by someone on the street. Police say that no arrests have been made and the case remains under investigation.

"Because I am a scorpion," said the democrat voting criminal. "You however are a sucker."

Posted by: sven at November 23, 2022 12:29 PM (Lzpvj)

281 Sounds legit! Who wants to do all the work so someone else can take the credit.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 23, 2022 11:18 AM

I dunno. Maybe I am different, but I have always lived by the old adage: "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."

There have been many times at work where I have been extremely aggravated and frustrated that my ideas for improving processes or efficiency in the department have been ignored. For most of them, I don't push them to get credit, I push them because they are the right things to do.

I did get upset when there was a stakeholders team setup to address an issue that I had been pushing, which for years had been falling on deaf ears, and they did not bother to include me in this team. But the leader of the team ended up kicking ass on the project and implemented an excellent efficient process that we use today. That's all I wanted. The efficient process in place.

Would it have been nice to get credit for the ideas? Sure. But my job is finally much more efficient because this process is now official department process. That's what matters to me.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2022 12:34 PM (Do5/p)

282 Does Gresham’s Law apply to paper money? If so, how?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at November 23, 2022 12:09 PM (j8OfL)


When each bank or banking system issued its own banknotes against reserves, there was a discount on the notes from banks that were suspect, or from a long ways away because of the uncertainty of redemption. Nowadays the USD is a federal reserve note and are in theory just as good as the next.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2022 12:37 PM (xhaym)

283 History, and experience shows that there is only *one* way that this slide can be turned around, and we are seeing it play out in real time with Twitter. *One* *Man* with power and a vision has to be able to take control, and he has to impose his vision on the organization and ruthlessly eliminate all those in the organization who oppose him. [ . . . ]

No group of shareholders, no Board, no "majority of stakeholders" could ever have renewed Twitter the way Musk has done in only 2 weeks.


Posted by: Tom Servo at November 23, 2022 11:24 AM

If the movie "Jobs" (with Ashton Kutcher) is accurate, this is exactly how Steve Jobs turned around Apple. The company was failing and they begged him to come back. He agreed but then immediately fired almost everyone on the board who he knew had been either against him before or he could not trust to see through his vision. The rest is history.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at November 23, 2022 12:45 PM (Do5/p)

284 White House Tries to Politicize Thanksgiving with Leftist Talking Points to Defend Joe Biden
What a scrunt. They take the fun out of everything they touch or even think about
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 23, 2022 12:31 PM (Irn0L)


YOU HATER! SHRIEKING AT YOUR AUNT ABOUT VEGANISM AT A FAMILY GATHERING IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF REVOLUTIONARY PRAXIS!!!

Posted by: That Dumb Niece who is a quarter million in student debt at November 23, 2022 01:00 PM (xhaym)

285 I read somewhere Ye shall know them by their fruits.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at November 23, 2022 12:46 PM (QSjkU)


But enough about the White House

Posted by: Kindltot at November 23, 2022 01:16 PM (xhaym)

286 All the talk about 1st and 2nd and 3rd generations running a company I remember from college learning about economics 101. I had a good professor who talked about this from experience. I doubt they talk about this today in the classroom. More like how women are as good as men in all jobs in the company.

Posted by: Colin at November 23, 2022 01:29 PM (zJY/j)

287 Hayek made the same point, of bad people driving good out of an organization, talking about why government in general, and socialism in particular, eventually becomes authoritarian. As the leaders insist the group do worse and worse things, more people say "I can't do that" and leave. What remains are the people who WILL do that. And then the leaders ratchet it up some more. Lather, rinse, repeat. I do not recall Hayek offering a solution, other than having Eisenhower and Patton bomb them into submission.

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