So remember this post about bubblebending? We finally got to do the shoot!
OH AMN THIS IS GREAT
OK WOW THIS IS SUPER CREATIVE
I did a photo-editing thing.
Republicans love free enterprise, the entrepreneurial spirit — right up until they hate it.
The proposal, which the Raleigh News & Observer reports was unanimously approved by the state’s Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, would apply to all car manufacturers, but the intended target is clear. It’s aimed at Tesla, the only U.S. automaker whose business model relies on selling cars directly to consumers, rather than through a network of third-party dealerships.
The bill is being pushed by the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, a trade group representing the state’s franchised dealerships. Its sponsor is state Sen. Tom Apodaca, a Republican from Henderson, who has said the goal is to prevent unfair competition between manufacturers and dealers. What makes it “unfair competition” as opposed to plain-old “competition”—something Republicans are typically inclined to favor—is not entirely clear. After all, North Carolina doesn’t seem to have a problem with Apple selling its computers online or via its own Apple Stores.
Still, it’s easy to understand why some car dealers might feel a little threatened: Tesla’s Model S outsold the Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and Audi A8 last quarter without any help from them. If its business model were to catch on, consumers might find that they don’t need the middle-men as much as they thought.
According to the report, “Apodaca received $8,000 in campaign contributions from the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association last year, the maximum amount allowed by state law.” He has not responded to a request for comment.
Ironically, this sort of thing is almost exactly what Ayn Rand complained about in her novel Atlas Shrugged — a business group and the government were forcing an industrialist to share his process for producing a new alloy, using “unfair competition” as their reasoning. I suppose it hadn’t occurred to her that they could ban it for the same reason.
The GOP has taken to praising Rand in recent years — especially post-Tea Party. Like so much else Republicans say, that praise is obviously horseshit.
Free markets, amirite?
>Republicans in charge of integrity
Jim Henson’s Republican Babies.
God everyone I know in my state is so chill that I sometimes forget how dumb and awful my state can be
As promised, here’s an updated form of my wallpaper!
Working on my town, bro.
I was suppose to work today and I am obviously not ! So I took some rest and tomorrow, I’ve a day off too ! So… time to rocks! =p
Some people started to build in it. I’m not done with the details on the windmill and the plots/trees. I hope it will go pretty good !
Woot woot !
If you want to join this server I’m playing on, I’m also a mod. Come take a look ! ~
IP —> MC.FUZZYBLOCKS.NET (You need to apply here first. =D)
I DID IT I DID IT I DID IT I TURIAN’D!!! Because my newest OTP deserves my effort.
Baby’s first Shakarian.
That looks freaking amazing.
This is why I really need to get into digital painting. It produces such smooth, bright, and detailed works with more efficiency than physical paints do. I really like the way digital paintings look, and I really want to try it someday. But tablets are so damn expensive, rather the majority are. I could find one cheap, but that would require me getting off my lazy ass to look for one.
8 Bit Glory | Source Unknown
I still can’t get over Romania
What the fuck was that
I don’t know whether I want them to pass onto the final so everyone will see what I had to see or if I want to save everyone the horror
Maybe it’s not so bad that America and Canada doesn’t have to deal with this Eurovision stuff?
I am that type of douchebag friend who doesn’t talk with you for weeks but still cares about you and hopes you still care too.