Hermann ‘Pascha’ Müller, owner of a brothel in Salzburg, Austria, is sick and tired of what the tax rates his business has been paying out, and has vowed to no longer be “the tax office’s pimp.” So what is he doing about it?
He’s giving out free sex to customers at his house of ill repute and paying the normal salaries of the working girls out of his own pocket.
German-born Müller told the Kronen Zeitung that he’s already had to “turn away hundreds of disappointed customers” as he has had a full house since the “summer special” went on offer.
The stunt has been great publicity for him and he says that he plans to continue it for four to eight weeks. Drinks are on the house and Müller says that he is paying the prostitutes’ usual hourly rate out of his own pocket.
“In the last decade I have paid taxes of almost €5 million,” Müller said. “The problem is, the tax office wants more and more, and they are not cracking down on illegal street and apartment prostitution.”
He said that the summer special would be offset by any profits made in his other establishments, and that Pasha would not be liable for any tax during the special offer. Read More…
— Steve Earle “Copperhead Road“
Prohibition, one of many profoundly stupid ideas from “progressive” Democrats who just love to ban things, was repealed in 1933. In 1978, one of the only good things that piece of garbage ever did, Jimmy Carter signed into law legislation that made the private home brewing of beer legal. Why the hell then is “moonshining” still a thing?
Reason.TV recently sat down with Jaime Joyce, author of Moonshine: A Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor
It is fucking despicable that over 80 years have passed since the repeal of prohibition, over 2 centuries have passed since we over-threw a tyrannical government and home distilling is still not a legal thing in this country.
The government shouldn’t even have the fucking right to even think about banning stuff like that.
San Francisco, California or as I have preferred to call it, “the People’s Republic of San Fransicko,” has always been known for the summer of love, hippies & for attracting the type of individual who prefers to lead a more bohemian lifestyle. I have no problems with the free-spirited people who prefer to lead a lifestyle out of the expected norms of society — that is of course unless those same free-spirited people become progressives/socialists/Marxists who want to spread their sick ideologies.
Now it seems there is a change afoot in in San Francisco and those bohemian-types are not very happy about it. Ever since 2007 when Google opened up shop in the city and then shortly afterward with the arrival of Twitter, there has been a change in the demographic there that is not sitting well with long time residents. There is a growing resentment and anger amongst the lower-income long term residents that are starting to be priced out by the young and wealthy tech workers who have been repopulating the city as that industry shifts over from Silicon Valley.
From The New York Times:
Resentment simmers, at the fleets of Google buses that ferry workers to the company’s headquarters in Mountain View and back; the code jockeys who crowd elite coffeehouses, heads buried in their laptops; and the sleek black Uber cars that whisk hipsters from bar to bar. Late last month, two tech millionaires opened the Battery, an invitation-only, $2,400-a-year club in an old factory in the financial district, cars lining up for valet parking.
For critics, such sights are symbols of a city in danger of losing its diversity — one that artists, families and middle-class workers can no longer afford. On the day of Twitter’s public offering this month, 150 demonstrators protested outside the company with signs reading “People not profit” and “We’re the public, what are you offering?”
More and more longtime residents are being forced out as landlords and speculators race to capitalize on the money stream.
Mary Elizabeth Phillips, a retired accountant, is fighting eviction from the rent-controlled apartment where she has lived for almost half a century. If her new landlords have their way, she will have to move in April, shortly after her 98th birthday, because they want to sell the units.
Her neighborhood has given way around her. The car dealership across the street is now a luxury apartment complex, complete with rooftop herb garden, a butterfly habitat and a Whole Foods.
“I can understand it from an investment standpoint,” she said of her landlords’ actions. “But I don’t think I’d ever be that coldblooded about this.”
While the technology boom has bred hostility, it has also brought San Francisco undeniable benefits. Mayor Edwin M. Lee credits the technology sector with helping to pull the city out of the recession, creating jobs and nourishing a thriving economy that is the envy of cash-starved cities across the country.
The industry is “not so much taking over but complementing the job creation we want in the city,” Mr. Lee said while giving a tour of middle Market Street to show off its “renaissance” from a seedy skid row to a tech district where Twitter, Square and other companies have made their home.
Never have I thought in my lifetime that I would attend a “protest rally,” It is just quite simply the type of act that I would never imagine myself doing. That is the sort of thing that patchouli oil smelling hippies in Birkenstocks do — I have much more productive things to do with my free time.
Or so I thought.
Yes while I have been an on and off, sporadic at best blogger for the past few years, I have not really done anything meaningful to try and better my country, other then showing up on election day and casting my ballot.
Today I made the decision to call off of work and head down to the local tax day tea party rally in Cleveland.
I am so very glad that I did.
It was a wonderful day, I had a great big smile on my face and I am normally not one to really smile often, but it was great to be with like minded, right minded individuals.
There are still people out there who believe in this great country of ours and believe in the founding principles set forth in our founding documents.
Today was just the beginning, together we can restore the Republic.
I brought a video camera with me, but unfortunately it was an RCA small wonder that I forgot to replace the batteries, so I have nothing more then a few 15 second video snippets that are not worth posting, which is a shame because Carlton C.J. Williams closed the rally with a great version of God Bless America.
Here is one great picture I took though with my iPhone, of one of my favorite signs at the rally, a great quote from Gerald Ford.
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