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"Right now, with cigarettes being legal, there’s no violence between Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds. But imagine what would happen if cigarettes went underground and their distribution was controlled by thugs? Of course there would be violence." There IS violence now with regard to selling cigarettes. The taxes on them are so high that people seek to avoid the taxes. Eric Garner of Staten Island was allegedly selling loose untaxed cigarettes. Cops came by to enforce the law that no cigarette shall be sold untaxed, and wound up putting him in a chokehold and killing him.
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Real Charity

jmelloan Wrote: Dec 05, 2013 9:40 PM
Copy edit note: It's Warren Buffett, not Buffet. Common error; drives me crazy.
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The Wisdom of Dan Quayle

jmelloan Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 3:58 PM
What the hell is any member of "the elite" going to do to save the marriage of any one couple?
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Minimum Wage, Maximum Foolishness

jmelloan Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 9:27 PM
"The interviewer" is actually pretty well-known. Henry Blodget was an equity analyst for Merrill Lynch who got busted for hyping tech stocks during the tech boom that he didn't really believe in. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Blodget
Not so cool that the interviewer was white and all his interviewees were black. A better mix would strengthen the argument. This kind of symbolism matters. You have to wonder if this decision was deliberate. Is it part of your agenda to further racism?
"Why don't you try WH Smith's?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCM2nEBE0RY
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Election Could Mirror 1980 Race

jmelloan Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 2:00 AM
You mention Ed Clark in addition to John Anderson in 1980, yet you say that "There are no third-party candidates to skew the results this year"?? What kind of game are you playing? Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, as a two-term governor, is far more qualified than Ed Clark ever was, and even major media outlets are saying he will be a factor. I have to think that in making a statement like that, you are deliberately lying to boost Mitt Romney.
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