Vrijhandel

Als Trump geen vrijhandelsverdrag wil sluiten met Rutte, dan moet Rutte maar eenzijdig het vrijhandelsverdrag afsluiten, dat is beter voor de Nederlandse consument. Als Rutte Nederlandse producten duurder wil maken voor Amerikanen, is dat slecht voor Amerikaanse consumenten, niet Nederlandse.
Als Rutte echt b****n heeft, gaat hij voor een boycot van Amerikaans wapentuig. Dat is versntwoordelijk voor de grootste inkomstenstroom naar Amerika. Over opheffing van die boycot valt pas te praten, wanneer Amerika ophoudt met terreur van overzeese landen. Dan zou Rutte een prijs verdienen, en heel veel respect (terug-) krijgen.

Eenzijdige vrijhandel houdt de producten betaalbaar voor Nederlanders. Dan kan Trump ze nog zo duur maken voor Amerikanen, maar dat is iets waar Nederlanders weinig last van hebben. De Amerikaanse econonie is nog niet genoeg hersteld van de strafexpedities van Obama en Bush, om zich dergelijke strafmaatregelen te kunnen veroorloven.

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Safety in gun ownership

One might say that gun safe ownership (ie keeping your guns in a securely locked safe), so that children can’t reach them, and accidentally shoot them at people, defeats the purpose of gun ownership (defense), because it takes too long to unlock the safe, when confronted with a burglar. Actually, it is a fantastic mode of defense, and you have plenty of time. After all, if the invader has landed on your shore and you live some where in land, you have ample time to load the howitzer, never mind getting the gun out of the safe.
That is the only way one can expect defense from invaders. If one does it oneself

Why Gun Control Doesn’t Explain Australia’s Low Ho

I’ve just just watched “Jim Jefferies : BARE” on Netflix
http://www.netflix.com/title/80002621
Funny! But there was something he was wrong about: he has a funny bit about gun control, where he utterly fails to mention that proper gun control is using 2 hands. He mentions a drop in gun violence after the ban, which this page disagrees with: https://mises.org/power-market/why-gun-control-doesnt-explain-australias-low-homicide-rates

How they could’ve better resisted communism

Countries in the west have imposed their share of laws trying to stop communism. The most notorious government-measure was obviously, the whole cold war. On top of senator Joe McCatthy who claimed that the US had be en infiltrated by communists that had to be hubted down. Joe has been accused of being an attention whore with an addiction to alcohol.
Britain, however, introduced restricions on gun ownership (in 1920), in part to quelch Irish stirrings and in part as an anti-communist measure.
Read more about why gun laws don’t have much influence on homicide rates here: https://mises.org/power-market/why-gun-control-doesnt
That’s just so typical government. Stopping communism is an OK goal, but laws don’t help – legal bans on alcohol created Al Capone and his ilk, who later diversified into gambling, prostitution, drugs, etc.
If they’d wished to keep communism from gaining too much traction (already hunting at the solution), they should have disincentivized people from finding their luck in another system.
I don’t mean disincentivize in the sense of: applying corporal punishment to every communist, but rather find out why it gets popularity and address the complaint behind it. Which is typically the economic situation of people, recall Marx wrote about exploitation a lot, muckraking bastard.

So, the government should learn to listen to the people, understand them instead of getting cross when governments don’t get their way. That is the only way to get their way: encourage people positively to do what you’d like.
That’s a lot of work; much easier to let the people just go their own way and withdraw government from as many aspects of their lifes as possible; applying minarchism.

Common sense gun laws

Certain politically active folks have decided, in very poor taste, to exploit the killings of 17 children in the #FloridaShooting to try to have their political way, to have the government pass “common sense gun laws”. There is only one kind of common sense gun law, and that is the one that removes guns from the hands of people proven to use them to kill., meaning military personnel (as well as drug dealers) ’cause let’s face it: the US is the most experienced/prolific attack force on the planet. No country is safe from US meddling, it’s far from conspiratorial for Russians to fear attack by the west/USA, when in violation of agreements with Russia, the USA is moving NATO ever closer to the Russian border.
In fact, this may be a bit far fetched, but worth considering nonetheless: the reason GWB started the war in Afghanistan to justify putting a NATO base that close to Russia. Consider this:
To reach that North Atlantic Treaty Organization-base, members of the treaty have to swim south, out of the Noryh Atlantic, past Morocco/Mauritania/etc, into the South Atlantic; go round the cape of good hope, then on the east of Africa, you go back up north again, through the Indian Ocean, into the Arabian sea, then walk ashore in Pakistan, and walk a bitmore until you’ve reached (the NATO-base in) Afghanistan.
Afghanistan did not pose any kind of threat to the USA, the president didn’t even so much as cough in the direction of the US emmissary at some international meeting. The excuse of “having to kill Osama bin Laden” was no more than that, an excuse. They did manage to kill Osama (remember that as governor of Texas, GWB signed off on a record number of death penalty-executions, so the yearning to primitively exact murderous revenge was perfectly in character for him.)

According to Brown university, the human toll for the pointless war in Afghanistan since 2001 is (in 2016): https://news.brown.edu/articles/2016/08/costs-war 173000 killed and 183000 seriously injured (I presume those were only Americans, not Afghans or other NATO-members). Wow, such an effective way of defending the people, Mister secretary of Defense, sir (or miss, I dunno and don’t care). Starting a war to send them to their death or to permanent retirement due to horrible mutilation.

The world would be so much of a nicer place if all armies got disarmed.
Te people will have to do so by themselves, because there’s no chance that politicians will agree to do that themselves, voluntarily.
If only the people would stop signing up! That would help the economy so much. And many sign up due to the bad economy, thereby keeping the economy down, and keeping the flow of new assassins steady. Better to start a business of their own. Of course, bloody occupational licensing makes this needlessly difficult.

Drug dealers

Nixon’s “war against drugs” caused the deadliest war in the history of the American people, the “war over drugs”. Just like the prohibition made Al Capone filthy rich and caused so many gang killings in the strets of Chicago – killings that went away after prohibition was lifted the war over drugs kills many people, also puts many in jail (for victimless & non-violent crimes), breaking up families, causing so many children to have to get raised by single parents. And thus making them ripe to become the next generation of gang members. The most infuriating bit is: that politicians know about this, and deliberately continue on, thwarting any attempt to put a stop to the cycle of injustice, for the sake of continuing the violence.
Fortunately, there are people on the Christian right that recognize that breaking up the nuclear family causes more damage than it supposedly fixes.
So: remove guns (and the authority to use force, to arrest people) from the #DEA, in,order to sharply reduce gun violence.

Common sense #gunlaws

Certain politically active folks have decided to, in very poor taste exploit the killings of 17 children in the #Floridashooting to try to have their political way, to have the government pass “common sense gun laws”. There is only one kind of common sense gun law, and that is the one that removes guns from the hands of people proven to use them to kill. Meaning military personnel, ’cause let’s face it: the US is the most experienced/prolific attack force on the planet. No country is safe from US meddling, it’s far from conspiratorial for Russians to fear attack by the west/USA, when in violation of agreements with Russia, the USA is moving NATO ever closer to the Russian border.
In fact, this may be a bit far fetched, but worth considering nonetheless: the reason GWB started the war in Afghanistan to justify putting a NATO base that closre to Russia. Consider this:
To reach that North Atlantic Treaty Organization-base, members of the treaty have to swim south, out of the Noryh Atlantic, past Morocco/Mauritania/etc, into the South Atlantic; go round the cape of good hope, then on the east of Africa, you go back up north again, through the Indian Ocean, into the Arabian sea, then walk ashore in Pakistan, and walk a bitmore until you’ve reached (the NATO-base in) Afghanistan.
Afghanistan did not pose any kind of threat to the USA, the president didn’t even so much as cough in the direction of the US emmissary at some international meeting. The excuse of “having to kill Osama bin Laden” was no more than that, an excuse. They did manage to kill Osama (remember that as governor of Texas, GWB signed off on a record number of death penalty-executions, so the yearning for murder was perfectly in character for him.)

According to Brown university, the human toll for the pointless war in Afghanistan since 2001 is (in 2016): https://news.brown.edu/articles/2016/08/costs-war 173000 killed and 183000 seriously injured (I presume those were only Americans, not Afghans or other NATO-members). Wow, such an effective way of defending the people, Mister secretary of Defense, sir (or miss, I dunno and don’t care). Starting a war to send them to their death or to permanent retirement due to horrible mutilation.

The world would be so much of a nicer place if all armies got disarmed.
Te people will have to do so by themselves, because there’s no chance that politicians will agree to do that themselves, voluntarily.
If only the people would stop signing up! That would help the economy so much. And many sign up due to the bad economy, thereby keeping the economy down, and keeping the flow of new assassins steady. Better to start a business of their own. Of course, bloody occupational licensing makes this needlessly difficult.

NRA sues Florida over gun law

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/03/09/us/nra-sues-florida-gun-law/index.html?__twitter_impression=true
Senator Rick Scott signed a law that raised the miminum age to buy a gun to 21. Such a law is ridiculously hypocritical, as long as it’s OK for 18 year olds to become mercenaries and kill foreigners om far away continents, where no country poses any kind of threat to the USA.
Such crimes inspire similar crimes domestically.
The guy that killed 17 students at the high school, was raised under #Obama’s regime, so it can not have been a big surprise when he took a gun and went out killing; it’s the only example ever drummed into him; murdering people is what you do. Period.