But, Without Government, Who Would Run a Legal Extortion Racket that Disenfranchises the Self-Employed?

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Colorado’s Absurd War on Online Dog Walking Services:
http://reason.com/archives/2017/05/03/colorados-absurd-war-on-online-dog-walki

() In over 10,000 cities in all 50 states, the online platform Rover offers pet owners the ability to connect with walkers and sitters with the ease that characterizes the growing sharing economy. There are over 100,000 people who earn money by working with the platform and Rover is just one of many “pet sharing” sites.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: But, without government, who would run a legal extortion racket that not only disenfranchises individuals from self-employment, but also artificially eliminates competition for larger businesses, in the process?

American Government Orders Hundreds of Millions of Pounds of Food to be Destroyed Every Year

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following captioned photo, being shared by an acquaintance from here, and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

Santucci Farm – Traverse City Cherries: These cherries are beautiful! But, we have to dump 14% of our tart cherry crop on the ground to rot. Why? So we can allow the import of 200 million pounds of cherries from overseas! It just doesn’t seem right. What do you think? Please share this on your Facebook page🍒🍒🍒. Just to let everyone know we are not allowed to donate or in any way use diverted cherries. I have people who would buy them if I could sell them. Also these are tart cherries with a very short shelf life

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My CommentaryUS Government Orders Farmers To Destroy 30 Million Pounds Of Their Own Crop:
http://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/us-government-orders-farmers-to-destroy-30-million-pounds-of-their-own-crop/

And, during the “Great Depression,” the State ordered hundreds of millions of pounds of food be destroyed to artificially boost market prices, even while millions of Americans spent years starving.

THIS is the Nature of the State…

Don’t Settle for Imitation! Real Maple Syrup is THE BEST!

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall…

Maple syrup spigot, with hook and collection bucket

Maple syrup spigot, with hook and collection bucket

Rayn: The GOODS! Real maple syrup is the undoubtedly the best, so she refuses to settles for less (toxic, heavy-metal laden, man-made, high fructose franken-corn syrup)!

Lana C.: Lol! I hear u that’s all I eat is the REAL maple syrup, not that Aunt Jemima crap…

Rayn: Skillz! Sadly, some Individuals have NO IDEA what real maple syrup tastes like! Yet, the fake stuff is just a CHEAP KNOCK-OFF of the original! Knowing the truth, why would anyone settle for derivative trash?

Lana C.: Yep!

Jonas A.: I want my real maple syrup too…it’s not cheap, but it’s better than the corn crap they serve at other places….

Rayn: While in elementary school in Glen Ridge, NJ, I actually enjoyed some fresh sap from the spigot of a tapped Maple tree! It wasn’t more than a few drops, but I’ll never forget the experience! And, it tasted like nectar! I wish stores would stock it! I’ve read from multiple sources that it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup, so that explains the price tag we deal with for the goods… especially when considering the drip rate of one tapped tree! This technology was given to European settlers by the indigenous Tribes of Native America (just like so many other gifts)! 🙂 This is just another reason why I have SO VERY MUCH respect for the Northern Tribes, especially when I compare their ways to the Western culture of wastefulness, toxification, planned obsolescence, artificial scarcity and monopoly control over resources. It is like viewing DAY vs NIGHT!

Jonas A.: Yeah…you’re quite right about the wastefulness of this society compared to the native cultures they forcefully displaced…