Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Baleful Comet of Boston: Samuel Adams and the Puritan Republic

While the younger Samuel failed as apprentice in the counting house of Thomas Cushing, and then failed in a venture of his own, his prosperous father was brought low by the application of the Bubble Act of 1720 to his affairs as a director of the Whig Land Bank. In 1741, at the urging of the Court Party, the friends of government in Boston, Parliament had declared the Land Bank illegal ab initio and the directors liable for all the paper it had issued. In consequence of this legislation Deacon Adams and his son spent twenty years in private rebellion against the Massachusetts Land Bank Commissioners who at law had a responsibility to seize their property. 

http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2012/06/baleful-comet-of-boston-samuel-adams.html

The 25 Best Towns of 2017

https://www.outsideonline.com/2193631/best-towns-2017?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebookpost

David Crosby - If I Only Could Remember My Name (Album, February 22, 1971)


Philando Castile Aftermath

The dashcam video makes it clear that Castile handed his license and insurance to the officer *before* telling the officer that he had a gun, so French is incorrect when he says that Castile was shot for obeying orders (as is the girlfriend who said the same thing). The officer had good reason to wonder what Castile was reaching for, since he had already handed him the license and insurance. (And as a closeup from the girlfriend’s video shows, his gun was in his lap.)