This is the most amazing soda store ever and the owner is a free market hero! But don't get him started on the evils of government "regulations!"
John Nese is the proprietor of Galcos Soda Pop Stop in LA. His father ran it as a grocery store, and when the time came for John to take charge, he decided to convert it into the ultimate soda-lovers destination. About 500 pops line the shelves, sourced lovingly by John from around the world. John has made it his mission to keep small soda-makers afloat and help them find their consumers. Galcos also acts as a distributor for restaurants and bars along the West Coast, spreading the gospel of soda made with cane sugar (no high-fructose corn syrup if John can avoid it).
Ode to the Warehouse
posted 07/17/2011, 7:06 AM (Jeffrey A. Tucker) [Category: Economy]
Online commerce will soon be 10 percent of all retail, and it is growing at an exponential rate. We click and pay, and, if it's not a digital good, the good arrives at our home a few days later. Remember "allow six to eight weeks for delivery?" That's gone. Everything comes fast. And if it isn't in stock, we are notified. When it is shipped, we are notified. We can track our packages online, following them stop by stop.
The goods go straight from the manufacturer to the warehouse ... (more)
Jeffrey Tucker of Mises.org takes a short break from gambling and showgirls for a chat with Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio about his new book "It's a Jetson's World," and how the peace a... (more)
70 Year-Old Grandma Threatened Over BitTorrent Download
posted 07/17/2011, 7:05 AM (TorrentFreak) [Category: Science/Technology] As the mass-BitTorrent lawsuits continue to pile up in U.S. courts, more stories of what appear to be wrongfully accused persons hit mainstream media. A 70 year-old retired widow from San Francisco falls into this category. The grandma was recently ‘caught’ sharing porn on BitTorrent and was offered a $3,400 settlement, or the option to risk a $150,000 fine in a full court case.
Since 2010 tens of thousands of regular people have been sued in the U.S. for sharing films on P2P netw... (more)
"A day before the executions, prison guards would put huge banners to tell everyone what was going to happen, and on the day everyone would be ordered to attend," the diminutive 50-year-old explains. "They would take the prisoner to a stake, tie them up and blindfold them. The ... (more)
This is what happens when people put their faith in government.