“This is going to be either the longest year in the history of man, or the shortest.”
There is a technology investor named Tim Draper who has come up with the idea of cutting Kalifornia up into six separate States. This man, all by himself, thought up this masterpiece of solution. Did I mention he is a technology investor?
Well, below is a map of his six States. Take a close look, and maybe (just maybe) the logic will become evident to you. This man, Tim, is simply brilliant.
In an email, Draper says there are five key reasons he’s pushing the initiative:
“1. It is about time California was properly represented with Senators in Washington. Now our number of Senators per person will be about average.
2. Competition is good, monopolies are bad. This initiative encourages more competition and less monopolistic power. Like all competitive systems, costs will be lower and service will be better.
3. Each new state can start fresh. From a new crowd sourced state flower to a more relevant constitution.
4. Decisions can be more relevant to the population. The regulations in one new state are not appropriate for another.
5. Individuals can move between states more freely.”
Did I say he is a technology investor? Did I say he is brilliant? I mean… Those sound like some pretty dog-gone significant reasons to split up a State. Six ways. I mean… it certainly makes sense to someone. This got on Fox Business News, after all…
This is getting beyond stupid. In a separate, but related, story I saw today on Fox Business News, the new concept of TSA screening of your property (your bags, clothes, underwear, pistols, ammo, knives, and C4) at the new shopping malls we will all be going to in the future. That’s right! The next time you have your wife taking you to catch a flight, you can just ask her to whip into the local mall so that you can do some shopping.
“Honey, can you just whip into the mall on our way to the airport? I suddenly got the urge to go shopping,”