Saturday, August 21, 2010

Park like an asshole.

Park like an asshole. RMJ 724 GP

Friday, February 19, 2010


For the first time a country has earned the title: Poepol of the week.

"From 1. Jan. 2011, every transaction above 1,500 euros between natural persons and businesses, or between businesses, will not be considered legal if it is done in cash. Transactions will have to be done through debit or credit cards"

Greece Treasury

Thursday, February 4, 2010


If you want your behaviour to be regarded as private, don't act in a way that exposes you. If you can't take the heat, take a shower. Sorry, you are on the list.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Alice Thompson: Earthlife.

They do not care about the poor.

In their submission to NERSA on the Eskom price hike application they said: "We could get our manufacturing industries going again through the introduction of tariff barriers to stop the influx of cheap imported goods which undermine our local economy." (Star - 26/01/2010).

Spot the error in their thinking.

Without going into what individuals such as Adam Smith said in the 18th Century (Wealth of Nations: a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society - Wikipedia) and Friedman in the 20th - surely by now individuals realise that tariffs on cheap consumer goods lead to the increase of the labour cost of all other manufactured products (by increasing the wage demands of workers - to mention only one effect) and therfore is a very blunt instrument that only serves sectoral interests.

Alice you are the proud recipient of this week's award.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bheki Cele

For subpoena of E-TV reporters interviewing crimminals. Leave press freedom alone. Protection of the source is sacrosant, don't mess with the principle. Find your own crimminals. you acted like an AH on this one - there were many other more appropriate resposes that a skilled Police Comissioner could have taken.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Patrick Craven

Pravin Gordhan, Minister of finance in South Africa, also not a friend of liberty and free markets, has asked the public for ideas for his upcoming budget (following in the footsteps of his predecessor). Here comes another member of the alliance, Patrick Craven from COSATU, and he says - tax the rich more. Have these guys no principles - propgating the idea of theft just because some individuals are more wealthy? What kind of message does this send to our crime ridden country where it seems to be OK to take what you think you are entitled to.

Patrick Craven, we know that there are many poor people in South Africa, but the answer does not lie in more taxes - the answer lies in making it easier to earn money - for example, take away the apartheid laws that keep the creation of wealth away from the poor. Start with the onerous laws involved in the transfer of land from one individual to another. The vested interests such lawyers, town planners, transfer attorneys, municipal burocrats, land surveyors, the fiscus (receivers of transfer fees) will all resist your attempts - but this is where you should start.

Sorry, because of your simplistic and wrong view you have been added to this list.