1,900 people hospitalized, 11 dead as temperatures reach 101 degrees in parts of Japan

themoofster:

freemarketsfreepeople:

think-progress:

The effects of climate change are hitting Japan hard.

101 degrees? In Texas, we call that “Tuesday.”

Air conditioning and stuff isn’t as readily available in Japan as it is here. This is really different for them.

I’ll first point out that I was just joking, but is that true? I was under the impression that Japan was rather wealthy.

1,900 people hospitalized, 11 dead as temperatures reach 101 degrees in parts of Japan

think-progress:

The effects of climate change are hitting Japan hard.

101 degrees? In Texas, we call that “Tuesday.”

If you look, since 1950, every single multiple victim public shooting in which more than 3 people have been killed, with just one exception, has occurred where we banned guns. And it’s not just true in the United States it’s also true in Europe, even in Switzerland, a country where it is extremely easy to carry concealed handguns; half the country you don’t even need a permit. They’ve had several multiple victim public shootings but they all occur in those very tiny areas within Switzerland that you’re not allowed to carry a concealed handgun —  Professor John Lott    (via philosophicalconservatism)

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brainarchy:

For something so American, the name ‘State Farm’ sounds slightly Communist.

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anarcho-marylander:

freemarketsfreepeople:

This is completely bogus. The capitalistic incentive for an individual firm to market and sell any of the numerous cures for cancer would far outweigh the incentive to hide them for the good of the industry as a whole. This is the basic economics of cartels. 

Except that the government has a patent for cannabis used to cure cancer, and made cannabis research illegal, thus stifling a potential cure for cancer. It is only through governmental intervention that the industry is able to prop itself up.

It’s certainly possible for industries to use the government in such a fashion. But there is no legitimate evidence that cannabis can cure cancer. None.

anarcho-marylander:

freemarketsfreepeople:

This is completely bogus. The capitalistic incentive for an individual firm to market and sell any of the numerous cures for cancer would far outweigh the incentive to hide them for the good of the industry as a whole. This is the basic economics of cartels. 

Except that the government has a patent for cannabis used to cure cancer, and made cannabis research illegal, thus stifling a potential cure for cancer. It is only through governmental intervention that the industry is able to prop itself up.

It’s certainly possible for industries to use the government in such a fashion. But there is no legitimate evidence that cannabis can cure cancer. None.

isetouttoservethelord:

thewriters-blog:

If you ever feel like you’ve screwed up, just remember that in 1348 the Scots thought it would be a good idea to invade England because the English were weakened by the Plague. They subsequently caught the plague themselves, went back to Scotland, and killed half their own population.

Not our finest hour, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Reblog this post if you’re a libertarian/conservative blog. I need more activity on my dashboard.

moralanarchism:

Why would an ancap want conservative blogs to follow? 

Believe it or not, it’s possible for conservatives to have insightful things to say. Particularly when it comes to the free market.

crocobaby:

Do you think every president goes through a awkward first few weeks in office when they’re not sure when’s the right time to ask if aliens are real or not?

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