Thursday, May 8, 2008

Atlas Shrugged...for real?

Check out Paulville.org - a community of Ron Paul supporters that aims to set up co-operatives full of libertarians:

"The process is forming a co-op of people buying shares in the community and these people would be granted land use at a minimum of 1 acre per share, for as long as they homesteaded the land. The community would be privately held by the co-op to establish private property for the general community thus preserving the community is 100% freedom and liberty lovers. The community votes on all community efforts, such as utilities etc. However no one is forced to consume these utilities and or pay for them, AKA people can be off grid on their share of land. This is in line with the ideals that you're free to live your life the way you want and not be forced to do or pay for other people's life styles you may not agree with."

Somehow I doubt the idea will last very long...but a worthy experiment indeed!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

"If you can't control your things, then pls close your eyes"

The comments here ... are priceless.

Well, comments on Rediff forums are always good, but Mallika Sherawat seems to bring out the best in everyone. True princess, she is.

Bharat Nirman...and IPL?

Why is the Bharat Nirman Yojna being advertised so heavily on the IPL matches?

This is valuable taxpayer money. I work very hard (you at the back...stop snickering!) to earn this money. So, I'm sure, do you. This is not to doubt the relevance or progress of Bharat Nirman - but why does my money need to be spent on some very expensive advertising on television to tell people the benefits of the scheme? Why not just spend the money on the infrastructure building? What am I, as a citizen, gaining from this advertising? If the scheme leads to more jobs and better roads, isn't that great advertising in itself?

What is anyone (besides the Congress) gaining from this advertising? In which case, the cost of these ads should be borne not by the DAVP - but by the Congress. A simple as that.
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