The Columbus City Council is entertaining the idea of further oppressing “sovereign” citizens by restricting landlords (aka women & men who take risks to provide shelter to others) even more than they are already restricted. If this dangerous legislation passes, surely the market will react and certainly in a way that HURTS renters, which is quite ironic considering the Columbus City Council naively believes this legislation will help renters.
This is frustrating but not shocking. Every government attempt to control prices and restrict actions between two “free” parties results in the opposite of what government intended. Minimum wage is the simplest example of this. Thinking that the government, or anything outside of free human choice, can set market prices more efficiently than freedom is as incorrect as it gets.
In this case if Columbus City Council’s legislation is passed, being a landlord becomes much more difficult and less people will want to take the risk to provide housing. With less landlords in the market current landlords will have the ability to raise rents as a result of falling supply. Renters are worse off with both less housing options and higher prices for the options they do have. This is just one example of how the proposed legislation will have detrimental effects to those it is supposed to help.
Landlords are not looking for reasons to kick people out. Landlords are not looking for reasons not to rent to people. Nearly all landlords are just like nearly all renters: good people who are trying to do the right thing. The government does not need to get involved in this transaction between what are supposed to be two “free” adults. The best thing Columbus City Council could do is scrap this proposed legislation and look for existing legislation that similarly hurts where it is supposed to help, then scrap that too. The result will be a better situation for renters and landlords alike, encouraging development and driving down prices!
I respectfully implore that Councilmember Shayla Favor and their associates reconsider this proposal. I would be happy to help educate and further explain why this proposal will certainly end up making things worse for renters and landlords alike. Contact me any time.
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Americans are presently stuck in this crazy system where basically 51% of people exercise their will over 49% of people. No matter who one citizen voted for, they must obey the laws, rules and regulations set forth by the winning candidate. In #100years humans will look back in awe at how stupid those people were who thought 51 vs 49 to be a good system.
But what if choosing one person to rule over all was not the point of voting? What if voting simply set one’s preference for the laws, rules and regulations they must follow for themselves? For example, if the Democrat candidate advocates for 50% taxes and the Republican candidate advocates for 25% taxes and the Libertarian candidate advocates for 5% taxes, we pay the % corresponding to how we voted.
Do you think anyone would vote for the candidates pushing for higher taxation?! Me either. Instead of choosing an Overlord to rule over us all, why not consider a system where we vote with our wallets instead of pushing forward an agenda that oppresses millions?!
In 2020 people are quite polarized with Donald Trump & Joe Biden but all of those passionate souls are failing to ask the right questions about the system in general. People get so caught up in proving that “their way” is best they fail to think critically about why they are even arguing in the first place. As a result of each side digging in to prove their point society ends up perpetually plagued by the same cycles of ignorance where one of two political parties exerts their will over the unhappy masses.
Call me crazy (they did in 2016) but I predict that President Donald Trump will win a second term in the 2020 election. I believe that Trump will defeat Joe Biden, fairly soundly, and that a concession / definitive results will come much sooner than the media is predicting.
What a shame that the Libertarian Party, the group of people most interested in removing oppression, reducing taxes and eliminating government waste, is so bad at gaining traction and creating a following online. If only the LP had a charming, outgoing, energetic pair they could present now to gain traction for 2024… #butfreedom.
Think about the (mostly men) and women who have ruled the world in the past. Surely there were a few gems here and there but until the recent past most of them acquiesced to slavery. Hell, many of them owned slaves.
Most reasonable humans of TODAY can look back and agree that the men and women who did not stand up against these atrocities of the PAST were simply wrong. Flat out wrong. Humans were being oppressed and they did nothing to intervene. These failed leaders surely thought they were doing best, or were not smart enough to realize they were doing wrong yet from the FUTURE we can clearly unravel the poor choices they made.
Sadly, TODAY is the PAST of some distant FUTURE where this cycle is sure to be repeated. The people of the future are going to look back at the humans of 2020 and wonder how we could be so stupid on average. The further into the future we go the more those people will simply lump the morons who run the world in 2020 in with the women-hating, slave-owning morons who ran the world from the 1700s-1900s.
Do not be one of these apes. Do not blindly listen to the right or the left. Do not be a nationalist – after all you are not a killer. Think for yourself. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Be a good human always to all.
Full disclosure: I do not need convinced that something is off with the given narrative of the supposedly manned Apollo moon landing missions of 1969-1972. To me there is no one smoking gun detail that convinced me the narrative is false, rather the entire big picture seemed implausible with just a bit of critical thinking.
In addition, I now believe that NASA chose to dupe the world believing that no one would call their bluff but knowing they would have to eventually stop bluffing as technology caught up with them. In other words, today a kid with a toy telescope can see if a rocket is really going to the moon or not. And rich people and research institutions around the world can literally see the moon in real time (well, 1.3 seconds time). NASA had no choice but to shut it down, which they did. And in the 48 years since the last bluff no human has come close to leaving low Earth orbit – despite the considerable advances in technology.
In the video below entitled “American Moon” the filmmakers bring up this big picture, starting long before Apollo and continuing to show how the three most famous astronauts in history all shunned NASA and their “accomplishment” virtually as soon as they “returned” to Earth. Strange, but true, yet most people do not know this because most people are not familiar with the videos, interviews, newspaper clips, and more, present in films such as this.
Keep an open mind and try to answer the questions presented throughout. All while remembering what technology looked like in 1969 compared to how it is today. Remembering that rockets cannot take off today for plenty of reasons and many rockets still fail. Yet from 1969-1972 they were 6 for 6 in landing on the moon, hanging out, and returning to Earth. That was over 50 years of technology ago. Pretty. Freaking. Implausible.
Setting aside the insane breach of privacy committed by the (generally awful) Times, they and all whiners are missing the point: Trump’s taxes are not the problem. The tax system in general and the fact that all of us are subjected to oppressive tax laws is the problem.
Trump seems to be playing by the rules set forth by previous oppressors, and perhaps even stretching them out a bit, as virtually every millionaire (and politician) does.
Who cares?! Why are these vocal critics not asking the pithy question: why do any “free” human beings have to unwillingly give away so much of the fruits of their labor? What is “free” about that?
Any follower of my essays would know that I am a big proponent of personal sovereignty. Part of this personal freedom includes the understanding that free human beings, by definition, should be allowed to put whatever they want in or on their own bodies.
While human beings having control of their own bodies sounds like basic common sense, sadly it is not. We live in a madly oppressive era where we do not control our own bodies yet somehow people do not understand this is tantamount to slavery.
Part of the understanding that humans should control their own bodies includes the understanding that the so-called “war on drugs” is complete nonsense. There should be no war on drugs because no one should be able to tell you what you can put in or on your own body.
All that said, allowed to or not allowed to, it is still ridiculously stupid to think that smoking marijuana is good for you. Is it less bad for you than smoking other substances, like tobacco and nicotine? Yes. It is immeasurably better for you those things. But that still does not mean that it is a net positive for your body overall.
I believe cannabis advocates and the pro cannabis industry are doing the cannabis movement a great disservice by not recognizing the undisputed fact that smoke is bad for the human body including smoke coming from smoking cannabis. Instead of advocating that people smoke cannabis they should be advocating that people use cannabis in its other safer forms such as edibles, topicals and vaporization.
Cannabis is here to stay, there is no getting around that. It is a safer form of pain relief and relaxation aid than alcohol, opioids and virtually anything else. That said nothing justifies smoking cannabis as smoke inhalation in any form is a net negative to the human body. If one wants to utilize the magic properties of the cannabis plant, there are other far better ways to do so than burning it and inhaling the smoke. The cannabis industry needs to get it together and put forth a unified message: all smoke is bad smoke.
Tesla stock continues to climb ($2,238.75/share at press time) to unprecedented and (arguably) unjustifiable levels. (It is good to be LONG Tesla!)
One of the main reason (definitely not the only reason) for the skyrocketing valuation of TSLA is that amongst other things, Tesla makes smart cars.
Insanely smart cars.
Cars that can almost completely drive themselves and cars that can automatically & intuitively maneuver around objects a human would have otherwise crashed into.
Live saving cars.
Very, very smart cars.
Still, there are thousands dozens of bears who are quite passionate about disparaging Tesla. Ironically, I guarantee that every Tesla Bear (#TSLAQ) owns at least one smartphone. Yet the bears drive and advocate for “dumb cars”.
Why on Earth would one choose a dumb car over a smart car? That is tantamount to giving up your iPhone 11 Pro Max in favor of a 1996 Motorola StarTAC. (Hey now, the StarTAC was dope af!)
It is insanely naive to think that any non-connected, dumb car should even be in the conversation when it comes to best options to get you from A to B. Another way to look at it is this: In 20 years, do you think most (if not all) vehicles will or will not be connected to the internet, receiving live, over-the-air (OTA) updates, driving themselves and protecting their occupants at all costs? Tesla vehicles are doing this now!