Normal Federal Government stupid move!! To confiscate and crush the ivory just made a huge market for more of it. Instead the current collection should be identified, registered and sold in a legal marketplace. This would allow legal ownership of known and serial numbered ivory. If unregistered ivory is found it should be confiscated, identified and serial numbered and sold in the legal market. Profits from these sales should go into the general fund.Exactly. But of course it ain't gonna happen because it would ACTUALLY SOLVE THE PROBLEM. Modern US/UK/EU governments are more than 100% devoted to CREATING NEW PROBLEMS and INFINITELY EXPANDING EXISTING PROBLEMS. Solving a problem is I'm trying without success to imagine WHY the idiots and satans believe their bizarre magic will work. Do they believe the poachers will see this display and dissolve in shame? "Oh no! Communists in New York dislike what I'm doing! I have SEEN THE LIGHT! I shall instantly stop killing elephants! I shall let my competitors have all the business while my family starves! I shall destroy my own family to satisfy the Holy Will Of New York Idiots!"
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.