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PC Police, An Expensive Stock Tip, Vuvuzelas And A Good Question

June 25, 2010 by  

*The PC police strike again. David Morales, a Rhode Island second-grader, wanted to honor American troops at a special class event. So he took a camouflage baseball cap, put an emblem of the American flag on the front and then glued several plastic soldiers from his collection around the cap. Sounds creative and patriotic, right? Not according to school officials in Providence, R.I., who declared that, because the tiny plastic figures were holding rifles, the cap violated the school’s zero-tolerance policy banning weapons. Off it came until David could take it home. Gee, do you think that’s why they’re called the armed forces?

*Could a stock tip be worth that much? For the past 11 years Warren Buffett has allowed the Glide Foundation, one of his wife’s favorite charities, to auction off a luncheon date. And every year, the cost of that lunch has gone up. This time, the winner will pay $2.6 million to take seven guests to lunch with the Bard of Omaha. I know the steaks at Smith and Wollensky in New York City are good. But $260,000 each?

*Yes, there’s an app for that. I haven’t been watching much of the World Cup this year. First, soccer is not one of my favorite spectator sports (unless a grandchild is playing). But second, the noise from all those plastic vuvuzelas is enough to drive me crazy. If you can’t afford to buy one, turns out you can get a free app for your iPhone. The folks behind Vuvuzela 2010 say more than a million people have downloaded the app so far. Hope none share an office or car pool with you.

*Question of the week. I saw this on a bumper sticker a few days ago: “If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy?” (Think about it for a minute.)

—Chip Wood

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • Steven Morrison

    Yes you must be very happy as you say “ignorance is bliss”. You forget
    your candidate and his idiotic runniing mate lost by a landside last time. Now
    if she would just go away!

  • s c

    Needless to say, anyone who can equate a plastic toy with a weapon needs long-term, SERIOUS psychiatric treatment. Coincidentally, that also describes most progressives, as they will say and do anything to belittle a citizen who honors the 2nd Amendment and is not willing to to surrender his constitutional rights.
    On the whole, progressives should be very glad that conservatives aren’t tempted to see progressives as people who must be put in mental wards. Otherwise, we’d have a booming new industry in America. We’d have mental asylums in every state, and even Big Pharma would be impressed – and even richer.
    And, the temptation to keep those people in mental wards for years would be too tempting to resist. Think of all that EASY MONEY!

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