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Here’s How a Grocery Chain Responded to Houston Floods by The Elephant's Child
September 4, 2017, 10:05 pm
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As Houston struggles to mop up, clean up and dry out  from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey—Hurricane Irma is moving slowly up through the Caribbean. Irma has increased to a category 4 hurricane, and Florida is preparing, though the path of Irma is not clear yet. With Irma following so closely after Harvey, the global warming cult will be sure that it proves something or other.

Stories continue to emerge of Texans pitching in to help Texans. American Thinker provided a link to an account of the way H.E.B., Texas’ largest grocery chain, with 83 stores in the Houston area, responded to Hurricane Harvey.   Here’s American Thinker’s story. Particularly interesting as Amazon moves to take over the grocery business.

How would Silicon Valley respond to a massive earthquake? We don’t have hurricanes on the West Coast. Or California, for that matter? Or Seattle, or Portland? Leftists assume that Texas is full of drunken cowboys, evangelical churches, uneducated ‘Deplorables’ and  icky Republicans. But people and businesses keep moving out of California and heading to Texas. Just a mystery.

 

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Good Advice. Print Out And Tack on Your Bulletin Board. by The Elephant's Child

“The Constitution is a model of flexible law that can evolve with changing times and unforeseen circumstances. This remarkable document, shorter than the EPA’s benzene rules, gave us three branches of government and a Bill of Rights built on vague principles like ‘due process’.”
……………………………………………………………The Death of Common Sense
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Philip Howard

“Fredrich Hayek, the Austrian-American economist and Nobel Laureate devoted much of his brilliant career to describing how rationalism could never work. How can anything good happen, Hayek asked, if individuals cannot think and act for themselves? Rules preclude initiative. Regimentation precludes evolution. Letting accidents happen, mistakes be made, results in new ideas. Trial and error is the key to all progress. The Soviet system of rules and control planning is doomed to failure, Hayek stated fifty years ago, because it kills the human faculty that makes things work.
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,………………………………..The Death of Common Sense
……………………………………………………………Philip Howard

“Capital will go where it is wanted and it will stay where it is well treated. It will flee from manipulation or onerous regulation of its value or use and no government power can restrain it for long. ”
……………………………………………………………The Twilight of Sovereignty
……………………………………………………………Walter Wriston

“Our American economic system, like our political system, is untidy—it offends those people who like tidy, predictable societies. We make a lot of mistakes in this country, we have a lot of failures. Some people see only the failures;they cannot seem to grasp the fact that the failures are the price we pay for the successes. It’s as though they wanted to have “up” without “down”, or “hot” without “cold.”
……………………………………………….,,………….’The Twilight of Sovereignty
…………………………………………………,,…………Walter Wriston

“The error behind all of these failures is the liberal faith in the perfectibility of politics. Liberals believe that the next law, or the next federal agency, will somehow make up for imperfect human nature. But America’s Founders understood that politics could never be perfected precisely because men weren’t perfect.

So they designed a system with a minimum of bureaucratic and legal control in which disputes could be settled by political debate. They did not want to rely on lawyers or experts who could maneuver around ou through a maze of campaign and ethics laws. It’s taken us 20 years of picking through the ruins of liberal reform to relearn how right they were.”
……………………………………………………………..Wall Street Journal Editorial
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Feb. 25, 1999

“In fact, the destiny of this land, of any land, is exactly and inevitably determined by the nature and abilities of the children now in school. The future simply has no other resources. And, an even more dismaying fact, because it tells of us, not them, this land as it is today is the exact and inevitable result of the nature and abilities of the school children that we were. And the things that you think important, everything from the politics to the rapes and murders and fires, are what they are and have the meanings that they have precisely because of what we were.”
……………………………………………………………..The Graves of Academe
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Richard Mitchell

“A society that puts equality—in the sense of equality of outcome—ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests.”
………………………………………………………………Milton Friedman

“The very fact that economists sweat over statistics purporting to demonstrate economic inequality in America proves that there is, relatively speaking, not much of it.”

………………………………………………………………Irving Kristol
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