"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Sunday, June 18, 2017

As a Kid, I'd throw them as make believe hand grenades

Avocado Trees were all over the landscape of Los Angeles surrounding the homes throughout the LA basin. They were moderately popular for guacamole, but not the anywhere near the hot diet fad of today. 
It's interesting to watch their retail price changes on the grocery shelves. At WHOLE FOODS and TRADER JOES they are always a ripoff. Most stores were seeing them for a dollar or two in the winter, when they are in season in California. Then the price doubled for a while as their diet craze hit. That lasted until the avocados started to soften and blacken in the produce departments as people passed on them because of the price. Now they have dropped to a buck and quarter. 
No matter what, the market prevails, especially when the product will turn soft and black. m/r

Holy guacamole! Workers pilfered $300,000 worth of avocados, police say

by Veronica Rocha  6-16-17

The glorious avocado — known for its its pebbly armored skin, succulent green flesh and soaring price — is enjoying a global surge in popularity of late.
Whether it’s the featured ingredient in an outrageously priced serving of avocado toast or the culprit in a sudden increase in avocado-cutting hand injuries, one thing is clear: People are crazy about the heart-healthy fruit.
In fact, authorities say that growing popularity could have driven three workers from an Oxnard-based produce company to pilfer $300,000 worth of avocados recently.
“They are in demand. Everybody loves avocados,” said Sgt. John Franchi of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
Carlos Chavez, 28, of Oxnard; Rahim Leblanc, 30, also of Oxnard; and Joseph Valenzuela, 38, of Santa Paula, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of grand theft of avocados, the Sheriff’s Office said. It is unclear how many pounds were stolen.

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