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Bad boys, Bad boys.

February 15th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do
When they come for you

Of course that isn’t you or I.  On Cops, where the song persists, we can enjoy that other guy aspect as we watch RICO and improbable probable cause play out on our LCD.  It is fun to watch cops in masks break down door and do their perp walk.

Grange recently detailed just how the law functions with a bias toward poker.  It show the convolutions he is expert at.  It details commissions, rights modified by contract, and so on.  The LV Cabbie gave us his take on how commission can function.

I think what we all miss or ignore at times those transient bits that seem unimportant.  Like our viewing of Cops, the results seem to only affect the bad guy.  But, these bits and pieces really affect us all.   Truth, justice and the American way have been skewed and made complex.  The goal may seem quite modest or obvious in benefit.  But, there is slippage away from the goals that started on Runnymede.

Yesterday, I posted on the pending rules for online poker in California.  Friend Doc made a comment.

As a new Californian, this is news to me, but I don’t pay much attention. I’ll probably keep playing on FT and Stars as long as I don’t kill my BR there (a real possibility).

I think most of us can identify with that.  It likely seems unavoidable and we’ve a busy life that we won’t allow this to complicate further.  It seems it is likely unavoidable.  It looks like a losing battle that would only hassle an already busy life.

The thing is that truism about our freedom being an ongoing process isn’t wrong.  There are many form of that bugger though.  One can smack head on into the other.   Remember the market meltdown?  They came back with laws to curb the excesses on top of thing like Sarbanes-Oxley that were already affecting business across the board.  We are now hearing congress wax poetic on jobs.

In the 70’s a small, 4-store chain in Ohio was looking for capital to grow.  They joined the New York Stock Exchange.  Even a small operation like that could afford the legal and accounting fees to make that happen.  Today, it’d take more than the value of the entire company at that time to get listed.  That company was Home Depot and it is a major source of decent jobs.

So, why are jobs hard to find?  And where do we assign that blame?  It is great to make another law but not when they impact too many homes with poor results beyond the problem that they are assuming they can solve.

Your liberty is important.  But so is the other guys.  And when we ignore the other guy it hurts us in the end. Bad laws that we ignore often  weaken the system far more than the improvements the law sought.

Bad boys, Bad boys. Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

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