Links for July 18, 2011: Debt debate; Lock Boxes; Chickens; others….

  1. There’s a huge difference between reaching your limit and not paying your bills. Let’s say you max out your credit cards. You may not be able to put any more purchases on plastic, but that doesn’t mean your creditors are going to come after you. As long as you cough up your minimum payment amounts, you’re OK. The same basic rule applies here.

    Seems obvious to me. Why are some people—ABC’s World News with its large debt default clock, for example— conflating reaching one’s debt limit with defaulting? What am I missing?

  2. A great case in point of why I like Gary Johnson on social issues. This is a bold statement.

  3. The council voted 6-1 in favor of adopting an ordinance that would require keyed lock boxes for apartment buildings with three or more units.

    Back in 2004 the city adopted an ordinance that required the boxes for commercial buildings and apartment buildings with six or more units.

    “This in no way is intended for private homes. If it were I would vote against it and I’d be the first to sue on constitutionality,” Wieland said.

    The City Council will have to pass a third reading of the ordinance before it becomes law. That reading likely will come at the June 13 City Council meeting.

    Now some local governments believe they are entitled access to the keys of certain forms of private property—all for the owners’ good, of course.

  4. Debt is discharged. Dumping a twelve-pound sack of anything on someone’s desk is probably disorderly conduct, though.

  5. A great example of proud progessive ignorance.

  6. Read and learn, Progress Now Nevada:

    Bartering can also mean negotiating a price. That is already in practice in many aspects of the health care industry. Managed care companies negotiate what they will pay physicians. Cash-paying patients frequently negotiate what they will pay not only their physicians but also hospitals.

    And yes, Mr. Leno, I have bartered with patients — for alfalfa hay, a bath tub, yard work and horse shoeing in exchange for my care.

    The health care bill recently forced on the American people by President Obama, Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi has many undisclosed costs, but one of the glaring issues is it takes away our ability to make decisions for ourselves.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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