This guy, a West Point grad and veteran by the way, was just found not guilty of failing to comply with an officer’s order. Congratulations Mr. Buehler. Keep the cameras rolling. This takes guts.
I was just in San Francisco and prices and rents are INSANE. The city will not allow any new development and as such the hyper-liberal city is home nearly exclusively to the rich.
There are exceptions. There is a huge homeless population. But for those with mailing addresses the cost of living is astronomical. This is common in many “liberal” cities. Why is this?
|Thomas F. Steyer||$73,725,000|
|J. Joe Ricketts||$4,870,000|
|Richard E. Uihlein||$4,235,000|
|Robert C. McNair||$3,500,000|
|Warren A. Stephens/Stephens Inc.||$3,035,000|
|James H. Simons||$3,000,000|
|Kenneth C. Griffin||$2,825,000|
|Joseph W. Craft III||$2,625,000|
|Seth A. Klarman||$2,600,000|
|B. Wayne Hughes Sr.||$2,500,000|
|Kenneth W. Davis Jr.||$2,458,911|
|Ronnie Cameron/Mountaire Corp.||$2,350,000|
|John W. Childs||$2,165,000|
|S. Donald Sussman||$2,025,000|
|Charles G. Koch||$2,000,000|
|David H. Koch||$2,000,000|
|Amy Goldman Fowler||$1,999,760|
|George M. Marcus||$1,750,000|
|Herbert M. Sandler||$1,700,000|
|Jon L. Stryker||$1,625,000|
|Anne Getty Earhart||$1,600,000|
|Ronald M. Firman||$1,476,620|
|Daniel S. Loeb||$1,250,000|
|Robert B. Rowling/TRT Holdings||$1,200,000|
|Ian M. Cumming||$1,025,000|
|Julian H. Robertson Jr.||$1,012,000|
|Clarence L. Werner||$1,000,000|
Source: Federal Election Commission
By Christopher Schnaars, USA TODAY
This story is messed up in about 15 ways.
Say what you want about Nader, but the guy isn’t bought and sold. And for someone who has made his life in Washington DC that is saying one heck of a lot.
I had forgotten all about Bill Ackman and his crony crusade against Herbalife. As I remember it was a pissing contest between two investment big shots and Ackman thought he could get his friends in government to take the company down.
Not that there is any love for Herbalife here, but it’s good to see that this particular crony capitalist is being handed his lunch.
Here’s hoping the Swiss do the right thing and return to at least partial backing of the Swiss Franc by gold.
The thing is many people don’t care about liberty. They care about being fed. (As everyone should.) They care about making people “pay their fair share.” (And what is this “fair share”? Seems like a “fair” share would be a lot less than what most taxpayers pay today.) They don’t care about state sanctioned theft. They don’t care because often they are the beneficiaries of that theft.
Before you go thinking that I am targeting people on welfare I will tell you that I am more concerned with corporate and institutional welfare than the run of the mill kind. Much more concerned.
If you remember the post we recently did about the “new serfs,” well, below is a good example of this reality.