Willy

In regards to text message spam, I just don't understand why they charge people to receive text messages. Why not charge people to send them? It makes so much more sense.

Willy

Also, why does your blog just send me back to the page I was already on when I hit the back button? Is this some NYT scheme to boost impressions of your ads or something? It's really irritating.

Shane Killian

"Why do terrorists restrict their business to illegal drugs?"

Ah, another wonderful article by one of my favorite writers, the late Harry Browne. Thanks!

Davey

Hey Willie, I thought I was the only one whose back button wasn't working right. Is the Times committing click fraud?

Robert Brown

There was a case in the past year or two, in the US, of alleged terrorists legally buying cigarettes in the Carolinas, where the taxes are minimal, and reselling them in the Northeast, where cigarettes are taxed heavily.

That would be a case of legal drugs being sold to finance terrorism.

Mike Palmer

“Why do terrorists restrict their business to illegal drugs?”

Browne concludes (with no supporting evidence or data) that it's because "[illegal] drug profits are astronomical."

If that's the case, why do most drug dealers live with their mothers? If we're to believe that terrorists have some magic entry into the top end of the MLM structure, why do they bother with terrorism in the first place?

Willy

In regards to text message spam, I just don't understand why they charge people to receive text messages. Why not charge people to send them? It makes so much more sense.

Willy

Also, why does your blog just send me back to the page I was already on when I hit the back button? Is this some NYT scheme to boost impressions of your ads or something? It's really irritating.

Shane Killian

"Why do terrorists restrict their business to illegal drugs?"

Ah, another wonderful article by one of my favorite writers, the late Harry Browne. Thanks!

Davey

Hey Willie, I thought I was the only one whose back button wasn't working right. Is the Times committing click fraud?

Robert Brown

There was a case in the past year or two, in the US, of alleged terrorists legally buying cigarettes in the Carolinas, where the taxes are minimal, and reselling them in the Northeast, where cigarettes are taxed heavily.

That would be a case of legal drugs being sold to finance terrorism.

Mike Palmer

"Why do terrorists restrict their business to illegal drugs?"

Browne concludes (with no supporting evidence or data) that it's because "[illegal] drug profits are astronomical."

If that's the case, why do most drug dealers live with their mothers? If we're to believe that terrorists have some magic entry into the top end of the MLM structure, why do they bother with terrorism in the first place?