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01:20 PM on 06/06/2011
Atlas Shrugged: Equalization of Opportunity Bill

A bill designed by the Looters that proposes to limit the number of businesses any one person can own to one. It is aimed primarily at Hank Rearden, who uses Rearden Ore to guarantee Rearden Steel a supply of iron ore. By passing this Bill, the Looters can seize Rearden's other businesses for themselves, and then deny him the iron he needs to run his steel mills.
The Looters claim the Bill is meant to give a chance to the little guy.
The Equalization of Opportunity Bill appears in section 161.
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Pavane
I pick my battles and walk from the rest.
03:36 PM on 06/06/2011
I suspect Ayn Rand view of government and business in 1957 would change if she lived in today's world.

While she still might use the word looter, she would likely adapt it to contemporary terms reflecting Wall Street and multinational monopolistic conglomerates that loot the weath while poisoning the worlds people and raizing the earth. She couldn't know in the mid-1900's where the world was headed. And, government today has NO interest in anti-trust laws preventing monopolies.

In any event, I think the French government is on to something. Why SHOULD they 'advertise' ANY American products, nevermind one over another?

Just sayin'.
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flyinghogfish
microbios are so last chronon...
11:34 PM on 06/06/2011
hogfish shrugged: What does this have to do with this discussion?
If there isn't an appropriate place for your opinions on HP why not find someplace else where there is?
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Michael Rauch
Living life in the margins
12:51 PM on 06/06/2011
Lots of time in France, they are not as anti American as they are crazily pro-French and nationalistic. Still the prevailing attitiude that the world revolves around Paris. Kind of living in the past. There is even a radio station that plays english speaking music, but the governing part for the airwaves say they have to alternate each english song with a french one. Ah well, the world is made up of all kinds of folks.
12:38 PM on 06/06/2011
It's a little disheartening to read of French anti-americanism, considering today is the 70th anniversary of.....um...darn it, uh......well, it'll come to me..
12:59 PM on 06/06/2011
And how disheartening to see all this American French-bashing.
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flyinghogfish
microbios are so last chronon...
11:36 PM on 06/06/2011
Just run down to Micky D's and get a supersized order of freedom fries and you'll feel much better.
09:00 PM on 06/06/2011
French anti-americanism because you ban a hidden advertising?

Thank you America but don't forget, America had also a big deal in this WWII. America never acts selfless.
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Robert Turner
News? I hurt the news.
11:49 AM on 06/06/2011
WHAT? THAT'S IT! LET'S RENAME THEM "FREEDOMTWITTER" AND "FREEDOMFACEBOOK"!
-said Republican't lawmaker
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360Dunk
Feeder of slot machines
11:35 AM on 06/06/2011
We'll teach them a lesson by banning french fries and french toast from our menus. Let's see what THAT does to your export economy, you Gallic goofballs.
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rastignac
liberal gay geek motorcyclist
07:08 PM on 06/06/2011
It is ironic that congressmen banned the use of those terms in congressional cafeterias. The French do not incorporate the word "French" in what we call French fries, and French toast does not really exist in France. It was an exercise in ignorance.
07:56 PM on 06/06/2011
Very silly response; the point was to demonstrate a level of disapproval. If you noticed it worked - they did a lot of reaching out because the whole episode cost them a lot of tourist dollars. The disdain you are reading here is not for the French people; it's over an over-reaching government that stops accomplishment by drowning it in entitlements and controls. That Rastignac may be the real message here - France would not be enjoying these things they deem to control and hate were it not for American industry and imagination.
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360Dunk
Feeder of slot machines
09:17 PM on 06/06/2011
Okay, just don't tell me that french kissing does not exist in Paris.
09:03 PM on 06/06/2011
French toasts and french fries are not a brand.
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360Dunk
Feeder of slot machines
09:10 PM on 06/06/2011
Um, er...I know. I was being facetious.
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jdl7117
Self Reliance is true satisfaction.
11:16 AM on 06/06/2011
lol, the french......... always with stupid stuff.
11:39 AM on 06/06/2011
I think its a great idea. I'm tired of hearing about them here and enough with making money for that little FB geek. Now, we could ban the Republican party next and we are making real progress..LOL
12:51 PM on 06/06/2011
Then you can all tax each other til there's nothing left. Or maybe divide what's left until actually no one has anything. And the worst to happen will be with no rich to suck $ money from you;ll all be looking at each other....wondering. The good thing also could be your (Democrates) entire base will be penniless.
05:23 PM on 06/06/2011
Oh, yeah, you'd love a one-party system...like North Korea! You libs are clueless about how the world works.
01:00 PM on 06/06/2011
Thank you for this very constructive comment.
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altheschrod
I'm pedaling hard.
11:10 AM on 06/06/2011
I'm starting to believe we'd ALL be better off if there WERE no such entities as twitter or facebook!
11:26 AM on 06/06/2011
I agree FB and Twitter need to go
10:56 AM on 06/06/2011
Since it is free to use facebook and twitter this seems silly. I suppose you should also ban Lancome and anything else made in France from being mentioned as well. It is simply another example of trying to control what you can. Why do governments waste money, time, and a concerted effort on this trash? Make laws that count for something people.
09:15 PM on 06/06/2011
I think if Lancome is mentioned on radio or TV it is for paid advertising. If you read the article
you will understand it is all about this. What about your TV news saying: "You can read on your Apple under xxx.com" ... instead of your computer? what would Dell or Microsoft do? just take it????
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JScott
John Galt's last name is McGuffin-Smithee
10:43 AM on 06/06/2011
Hmm what would the be in Spanish

Caralibro, Peopeopeo?
10:38 AM on 06/06/2011
This makes sense. It is advertising. I wish the U.S. policy makers would ban mentioning 'Google', 'Twitter', and 'Facebook' when they are not part of a news story in the United States...
Repeatedly mentioning companies (worth billions of dollars) that are irrelevant to any news/media stories certainly creates a 'distortion of competition' because these companies are being unfairly/unjustly supported by the entire news/media industry while smaller/underground/independent/progressive/'alternative' projects and social media networks are left in the dust of these social networking monopolies created by the media machine
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woody7
Always a Dem, but..............
10:29 AM on 06/06/2011
um who cares what the french do, after the fries the rest is crap..................................../
09:16 PM on 06/06/2011
You must be a gourmet... and coca cola lover
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smp276dp
free us from the craziness
10:27 AM on 06/06/2011
Dang they are more anti American because of this Dominque dude rapping the maid.
The fact they would have been speaking German if not for us as been forgotten.
No one likes them much anyway rude people they are.
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10:19 AM on 06/06/2011
In a not-too-surprising act of capitulation, France surrendered to a troop of angry Girl Scouts...
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smp276dp
free us from the craziness
10:27 AM on 06/06/2011
Too funny
01:04 PM on 06/06/2011
Tell me, what war did your great nation win lately?

Oh...wait.
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03:33 PM on 06/06/2011
The ongoing one to rid the world of foul-smelling camel jockeys.
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DaMojo
Death eatin' a hoodoo biskit
10:11 AM on 06/06/2011
The world just keeps getting stupider.
I thought we were supposed to evolve....?
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smp276dp
free us from the craziness
10:28 AM on 06/06/2011
Hey we worry about the dumb pople in this country.
Not across the globe. We have enough of them in America. hahahahaha
10:09 AM on 06/06/2011
France sure didn't mind us getting the Germans out of their living rooms in WWII! They have always needed us - during both WW's and Vietnam. If there was another war, who do you think they would depend on to bail them out? You got it - the United States! I say the next time, we keep the country as a territory of the US and change a few rules! Just kidding - I don't put much value in the country as a whole!
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Cayce58
10:35 AM on 06/06/2011
The fifth republic fell to the Germans partially because the rich refused to pay taxes when any moderate was elected and thus kept the country in turmoil. Sound familiar. By the way, they lost WW2 in WW1. They lost so many young men the birth rate went down and when Germany invaded them in 1940 the Germans had 2 men of fighting age for every one that the French had. They imported those non French immigrants after WW1 to work the factories.
12:29 PM on 06/06/2011
I am so sick of hearing Americans say that the French are ungrateful for WWII! First of all, the French are very grateful and I have never met a fellow compatriot who has proven otherwise. Second of all, what does WWII have to do with any of this! This is not an attack or criticism of America. France has always restricted this type of free advertising- its what prevents our streets and cities (which you like to visit so much) from becoming giant strop malls.
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Boduognat
Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'entrate.
02:08 PM on 06/06/2011
It is stupidity... not anger... they simply remunch what they're being fed by Fox News.
It's like Pavlov's dog, only better... if you hear "France" they associate this with "cheese eating surrender monkeys".

Benjamin Franklin should be grateful that Lafayette stepped in to bail him out, or else they would still be paying taxes to the Brits anyway.