Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Today's Free Ice Cream

Today's Free Ice Cream

According to the October, 2009 issue of InTech magazine, the trade journal of the International Society of Automation:
The cost of manufacturing money in the U.S. has increased. It costs 1.38 cents to manufacture a penny. To make a five-cent nickel, it cost[sic] 8.83 cents. The extra change is not for the machinery and is not because the value of the dollar is down. A penny is made of copper-plated zinc. Since 2003, copper is up 300%, and zinc is up 450%. Pennies have a zinc core and copper plating. Nickels are a copper-nickel alloy.
Pretty soon, if the Treasury keeps printing money, it'll cost more than a dollar to print a dollar.

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