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Craig Zucker: What Happens
When a Man Takes on the Fed

Wall Street Journal, by Sohrab Ahmari

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/31/2013 7:49:36 AM

´So this is what starting over looks like. I have a seven-by-seven space with two little desks in it." Craig Zucker is remarkably good-humored, considering what he´s been through over the past year—and the tribulations that lie ahead. He´s referring to his office, rented month-to-month in a dilapidated building in a dusty corner of Brooklyn. There is construction all around, graffiti on the brick walls, and unfinished doors and windows. It´s a long way from the Soho digs the 34-year-old used to occupy. Mr. Zucker is the former CEO of Maxfield & Oberton, the small company behind Buckyballs, an office toy that


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 8/31/2013 8:19:01 AM     (No. 9499496)

I didn´t see in the article whether Zucker donated to Republican or Democrat candidates... but I guess I already know. See U. S. Government vs. Gibson Guitar.

"We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us..." Barack Hussein Obama

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ragenrylie, 8/31/2013 8:24:19 AM     (No. 9499503)

...and yet when true conservatives try do do anything to abolish these job killing federal agencies like the consumer products safety board, the EPA, EEOC, FDA, etc., they are branded as "extremist" who don´t care if children get sick or die!
Yet these federal monstrosities are Killing jobs and thus the quality of life for many.
Free country my arse

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rinohunter, 8/31/2013 8:26:26 AM     (No. 9499508)

This is maddening to the point of rebellion. When will this end? And the stoops, lofo´s, useful idiots, moochers and takers continue to dominate and demand this kind of government! When do we finally take it no more, pick up our torches and pitchforks and make our way to washington?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 8/31/2013 8:47:17 AM     (No. 9499536)

So how come I can still buy ball bearings? Marbles? Etc. Etc. Etc. Go look around your house. You´ll find hundreds of things that dumbbell kids can swallow. When is the government going to protect the little wet nasties from all those things?

I´ll bet Craig Zucker is wondering about that too.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jasmine, 8/31/2013 8:54:19 AM     (No. 9499544)

A chilling abuse of power. We have reached a point where our government answers to no one, and nobody is safe.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Tanker76, 8/31/2013 9:18:59 AM     (No. 9499575)

I´ve got some Centurion Buck Ball they can have, although they might not like how they´re delivered..... LOL

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Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 8/31/2013 9:20:01 AM     (No. 9499580)

Nauseating vindictive overreach by our beloved government agencies:

Most infuriating was the commission´s argument that a total recall was justified because Buckyballs have "low utility to consumers" and "are not necessary to consumers."...It´s not the government´s place to say what has value and what doesn´t in a free society."

The government has come to believe that yes, it is their job to tell Americans what is in their best interests, what they should eat, listen to, watch, sell, donate to, worship and vote for.

And where did "government" get such ideas? From liberal Democrats, who are not happy unless they are telling people what to do. For reasons which escape a reasonable mind, liberals don´t know how to be happy minding their own business.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: franq, 8/31/2013 9:46:30 AM     (No. 9499638)

I believe most liberals have deep-seated inferiority issues, and compensate by lording it over others.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 8/31/2013 10:24:15 AM     (No. 9499720)

My chain saw is dangerous too. If it were up to the feds I´d be cutting firewood this fall with a rubber knife.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/31/2013 10:24:27 AM     (No. 9499722)

How is it that a Government that never accepts any responsiblity for ANYTHING,
tries to hold citizens accountable for EVERYTHING?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Distorted, 8/31/2013 11:24:50 AM     (No. 9499828)

Never "toy" with our protectors or they will bring the full force and credit of the government on to you.

The saga of the demise of the executive toy, Buckeyballs, is living proof. Fighting back and making your case is proof the individual needs to be crushed by The Collective. And when they have you under the heel of their boot prostrate and empty, that is not enough. They feel compelled to grind you into the floor.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 8/31/2013 11:41:12 AM     (No. 9499847)

All they need is one or two cases like this to set president. And all we can say to Zucker - Dude, it sure sucks to be you.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 8/31/2013 12:07:19 PM     (No. 9499884)

What they´re doing is creating a state where, given enough time, people might just stop observing the law. If enough of them do, sure there is anarchy, but there is nothing the government can do.

Question is, do we as a country still have the backbone to do that?

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