They created a billboard in Times Square just for Ocasio-Cortez, but we don’t think she’s going to like it

Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 4 weeks ago to Humor
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I didn't think NYCers cared about the free market, capitalism or anything but free stuff?

So why did they elect a communist for their mayor?

Are they awakening?
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  • Posted by  $  exceller 4 weeks ago
    Cortez finds this "annoying".

    But she also inserted a shrugging Emoji in her Twitter post when she whined about it.

    The best response a Millennial socialist nitwit can come up with: shrug!
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 4 weeks ago
    An interesting bit of history about New York City:

    Two major factors propelled New York City to its prominence both in the early 1800's and today. Most people are familiar with the many ships which unloaded immigrants onto Ellis Island and swelled local populations. Though many chose to move on to the frontiers of Ohio, some chose to stay and build up what would quickly become the largest city in the nation. The second factor is less well-known and hearkens back to the origins of the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street. Wall Street originally started as a broker for... Southern, slave-grown cotton. In the early 1800's after the development of the cotton gin, cotton quickly became the largest export staple in the United States. For whatever reason, the brokers congregated in New York City probably due to the shipping lines and communication times from their largest customer: England. And for a time, cotton was actually the largest single commodity shipped in the world.
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  • Posted by  $  4 weeks ago
    That is a real billboard! Although I do not agree with choosing winners and losers with our tax money, I have to admit, as long as they are offering enticements...why not negotiate for the best deal.

    Although, and I can't believe I am in agreement with alexandria occasional cortex (yes you read that correctly) These corporations have all the money they need to purchase land and build their own buildings...they really don't need our help.
    They should get a fair deal on taxation and I can't blame them for that.
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    • Posted by jdg 4 weeks ago
      The trouble with that kind of negotiation is that only giant companies get anything from it. The rules and taxes that would screw the company if the deal weren't made are left in place for every small business in the city.

      This is how capitalism got its undeserved bad name.

      We need a national constitutional ban on all such government discretion. And while we're at it, on government owning or subsidizing things like sports stadia.

      As a bonus, it would mean most of the lobbying industry would have to find honest work.
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      • Posted by  $  CaptainKirk 3 weeks, 6 days ago
        Ah, your last sentence points out the real problem.
        The real problem is the 2 party system, party politics, lack of accountability.

        Honestly, our forefathers, if they saw this, would have had rules like term limits, NO running for any future office if you were in elected office and the budget was not balanced. The definition of Quid Pro Quo would be "normalized" to mean ANY arms length transaction, or attempt to hide said transaction. (notice how the IRS can freeze your assets AHEAD of a guilty verdict... But a congresswoman who takes money and promises to vote a certain way... There is no quid pro quo there, eh?)

        Marco Rubio went from In Debt, to selling his home, for above market prices, to get out of debt, and get into a new home... Once he became a senator. Hmmm... Methinks this should be criminal.

        Being in office should be a LOT MORE Like running a charity. You do it for love of country, and not for personal profits! You do it to give back (while getting paid).

        But you DO NOT (Joe Biden), take your son on a plan to China while you are VP, and have your son sign a billion dollar deal with the chinese government. And act like you are helping the downtrodden.

        Our republic has gone sour.
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        • Posted by LibertyBelle 3 weeks, 6 days ago
          We need to wipe out the altruist morality. But this cannot be done at the political level. Teach your children the truth, don't expect the school to do it; and promote home-schooling and private education.
          (Though you can't trust all private schools either).
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          • Posted by jdg 3 weeks, 5 days ago
            Interesting contrast here. Everyone on this list seems to hate the idea of altruism, except when we are talking about politicians, but yet we expect them to engage in altruism.

            The major reason I believe libertarianism is better than what the Democrats offer is that libertarians do not assume either that politicians or bureaucrats are uniquely smart or uniquely trustworthy. Human beings are human beings, and it is better to avoid exposing them in the first place either to problems you or I could not solve or to temptations we might not withstand.
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            • Posted by  $  3 weeks, 5 days ago
              Government is the only entity that is required to be altruistic in nature. Government deserves no profit, no happiness nor property. It exists only to insure those things for individuals.

              Payment for the privilege of insuring those rights should be commensurate to any similar position in the free market.
              Government workers do not deserve more benefits than anyone else gets in the free market economy.

              It is a privilege to represent the people but they are NOT privileged in doing so.
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              • Posted by LibertyBelle 3 weeks, 2 days ago
                I suppose that in a fully free, rights-respecting, free-
                enterprise society, someone who took a government job, such as sheriff, would be doing it for his own self-interest; it would not be to his self-interest to allow the area to be taken over by criminals. (And also, there might be technical things about the job, such as message transmitting, that might be of professional interest to him). And, of course, these positions would be paid. That is not altruism.
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                • Posted by  $  3 weeks, 1 day ago
                  The idea was that Government would not seek it own self interest, ( like it does now) it would seek our self interest, only in the protection of our constitutional rights.
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              • Posted by jdg 3 weeks, 5 days ago
                I'll agree that the very core functions of government, such as law-making, have to be done altruistically to the extent they can only be done by officials (though I'd prefer to put some constraints on lawmaking for just that reason, for instance by requiring every law to be approved by a vote of the people AND a vote of net taxpayers in addition to legislative approval).

                But most of what we think as government functions are really fee-for-service exchanges, and the people doing them should be seen as ordinary employees, not priestly gatekeepers. And when at all possible, their organizations should be spun off as private companies and be subject to competition. Even police and (non-supreme) courts can be handled this way as long as they are under enough of a central authority to avoid wars among them.
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                • Posted by  $  3 weeks, 5 days ago
                  Man made laws: punish the many, because of a few, in favor of a few and to aggrandize the man that makes the rules.
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                  • Posted by jdg 3 weeks, 5 days ago
                    All laws are man made. Especially the ones published under sockpuppet identities such as "God" or "Reason".
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                    • Posted by  $  3 weeks, 5 days ago
                      No, Nature and existence itself has laws that govern it's functions which can be observed and reasoned out and perhaps understood.
                      God?...lots of critters and inanimate objects were called gods but to some causation for existence itself, of everything we observe including ourselves and our minds, none of which we played no part in, should logically and gratefully be appreciated...but we don't need an organization (religion) by men nor beast to remind us of that fact.
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    • Posted by Jujucat 3 weeks, 6 days ago
      "occasional cortex" lol That's what Gad Saad calls her too: "Prof Dr Occasional Cortex." He's great on twitter. He is... "Gad Saad is a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary behavioural scientist at the John Molson School of Business who is known for applying evolutionary psychology to marketing and consumer behaviour."
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      • Posted by  $  3 weeks, 6 days ago
        We haven't figured out which "Cortex" she occasionally uses...there are many. (wonder who started that first?) Maybe we both came to that concussion at the same time...that came to me the first time I heard it speak and heard it's name.

        Hmm, interesting...probably why I purposely do not react to marketing...I'll do the opposite most times...won't give em the satisfaction of thinking they have figured me out!
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