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Better not buy bottled water in Virginia: It will put you in jail.

Better not buy bottled water in Virginia: It will put you in jail.

When a half-dozen men and a woman in street clothes closed in on University of Virginia student Elizabeth Daly, 20, she and two roommates panicked.

That led to Daly spending a night and an afternoon in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Her initial offense? Walking to her car with bottled water, cookie dough and ice cream just purchased from the Harris Teeter in the Barracks Road Shopping Center for a sorority benefit fundraiser.

A group of state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents clad in plainclothes approached her, suspecting the blue carton of LaCroix sparkling water to be a 12-pack of beer. Police say one of the agents jumped on the hood of her car. She says one drew a gun. Unsure of who they were, Daly tried to flee the darkened parking lot.

Thugs. What a bunch of thugs.

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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

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5 comments

  • joe

    Yes they are thugs, this seems to be more and more pervasive as we go through this progression of this current administration. The IRS was happy to single out conservative and tea party 501 c4 organizations even though they say they were not ordered to do so from upon higher, much like the movie Beckett where the army knew King Henrys wants and did not need orders. As long as prosecutors allow this behavior by their underlings we are at risk!

  • JGL

    Two words I use with distain: Gloria Allred.

  • Why is the drinking age still 21 in your crazy country?

    Can vote, can’t drink, how does that make any sense to you?

    Widespread civil disobedience doesn’t seem to do anything for this issue either.

  • D. K. Williams

    If this is all that Virginia agents have to do, they are overstaffed. And they can start by firing these incompetent oafs.

  • D. K. Williams

    On second thought, these agents were probably Virginia Tech grads.

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