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MrSchnapps Posted: Sun, Apr 3 2011 11:23 PM

Because you're still posting in the March thread.

I'll start.

 

“Remove justice,” St. Augustine asks, “and what are kingdoms but gangs of criminals on a large scale? What are criminal gangs but petty kingdoms?”
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“Remove justice,” St. Augustine asks, “and what are kingdoms but gangs of criminals on a large scale? What are criminal gangs but petty kingdoms?”
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The quote function on this forum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tJjNVVwRCY#t=71s

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The Onion has some pretty hilarious stuff:

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Responses to Atlas Shrugged Part 1

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2011/03/video-first-reactions-to-atlas-shrugged.html

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Nielsio replied on Mon, Apr 4 2011 11:53 PM

The Introduction to Austrian Economics (Hulsmann and Hoppe) series is now also on Vimeo:

http://www.vimeo.com/album/1567307

 

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Conza88 replied on Tue, Apr 5 2011 8:49 AM

http://www.vimeo.com/groups/libertarianism

http://www.vimeo.com/groups/48259 (Austrian School Economics)

Ron Paul is for self-government when compared to the Constitution. He's an anarcho-capitalist. Proof.
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This was forwarded to me. I don't know who the author is:

If the next few years go the way some are expecting, and the country moves in the direction of an authoritarian socialist state, the gray man will do some things his friends may not expect nor initially agree with:

The gray man will put a pro-government bumper sticker on his vehicle, in contrast with the beliefs in his heart.

The gray man will smile when the police come to his door to collect his firearms. He’ll happily hand over his registered weapons at the door and thank the officers for their work, while his cache of unregistered weapons is safely hidden away.

He’ll be first in line to receive his sub-dermal ID chip, and will smile as it is implanted. He’ll then return home and remove it himself, treat and stitch the wound himself, wear long-sleeve shirts until the wound heals, and rub the scar with oil until it disappears. He’ll carry the chip under his sleeve or inside his watch so as to blend in with society, until such time as he wishes not to be seen or tracked.

He’ll gladly take his government issued credit card, and will use it for regular purchases like groceries and gasoline. However, on the weekends he’ll leave it on his coffee table next to his ID chip, and he’ll take his silver coins and ammunition to the illegal farmer’s market for barter and open discussion.

He’ll go to the library and check out the books on the government’s suggested reading list and use them as examples to quietly teach his children what not to believe.

If one day he and his family should disappear, the authorities will check their databases. They’ll see that his car has not passed through any turnpike billing checkpoints. They’ll see that his credit card has not been used anywhere unusual. They’ll see via their satellite RFID map that all members of his family are still located in their home, and they are currently viewing government programs on their internet-television.

Days will pass, and they’ll go to his home and see that his vehicle is gone. They’ll enter and find a small pile of ID chips sitting next to a government credit card and a RFID turnpike billing pass. Next to this will be a note, thanking the officers for their good work.

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Nielsio replied on Wed, Apr 6 2011 2:23 PM

Larken Rose explains voluntary servitude.

"the problem is between your ears"

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Stephen Adkins:

This was forwarded to me. I don't know who the author is:

That was a submission at Survivalblog.com here. It created a big discussion, with some people calling it cowardly and others calling it prudent here, here, and then here.

Check out my video, Ron Paul vs Lincoln! And share my PowerPoint with your favorite neo-con
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Came across this after watching a Raising the Bar episode where a prosecutor argued against jury nullification because white supremacists in the South at one time used it to get lynchers acquitted. That did happen, but that's one example compared to the many examples of where it has been used to check the misapplication and abuse of the law by prosecutors and police.

Fully Informed Jury Association

http://fija.org/category/jury-nullification/

Jury Nullification

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/zenger/nullification.html

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Came across this after watching a Raising the Bar episode where a prosecutor argued against jury nullification because white supremacists in the South at one time used it to get lynchers acquitted.

Indeed, and oxygen allows for fires to ravage entire cities....

Ban oxygen!

Abusus non tollit usum. I could say that till I'm blue in the face.

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JonnyD replied on Thu, Apr 7 2011 4:56 AM

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The Venus project is just economic ignoramuses, like Leninists. They don't believe in scarcity so they think they can create a free lunch. When they say "monetary system" they mean "scarcity system". Their system would not have scarcity because there's no money, and everything would be free and abundant. It's just the low-end of economic illiterates who became a movement because they found each others over the internet.

Must... drink... Coca Cola...

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Nielsio replied on Thu, Apr 7 2011 8:24 AM

Don't you know they have computers and robots to solve all problems*!!

 

 

*disclaimer: has never been demonstrated to coordinate or produce even a single cup of coffee

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fbc91 replied on Thu, Apr 7 2011 2:24 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5J32_ba-y0&feature=channel_video_title

California tries to shut down small business owner.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ReasonTV#p/u/12/jVf-iintxio

2011 Police Abuse Cases

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Nielsio replied on Thu, Apr 7 2011 7:07 PM

From LRC blog:

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Reason.com has cooler music at the beginning of their videos than the Mises institute:

[view:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofa454UNkbw&#t=8s]

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AJ replied on Fri, Apr 8 2011 10:48 AM

EmperorNero:

Nice. Other good ones on spontaneous order I found:

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vaduka replied on Fri, Apr 8 2011 12:07 PM

"...State soldiers did not lie, cheat, steal..."... yes solely murder.

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fbc91 replied on Fri, Apr 8 2011 8:47 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwfSENkvJXY

 

Burt Rutan: Entrepreneurs are the future of space flight

 
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Le Master replied on Sat, Apr 9 2011 10:14 AM

I almost made a thread for this article, but decided to just link to it here.

"Brain structure differs in liberals, conservatives: study"

 

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/07/brain-structure-differs-in-liberals-conservatives-study/

Here's one quote from it:

Liberals have more gray matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the section related to processing fear, said the study on Thursday in Current Biology.

"We found that greater liberalism was associated with increased gray matter volume in the anterior cingulate cortex, whereas greater conservatism was associated with increased volume of the right amygdala," the study said.

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Phaedros replied on Sat, Apr 9 2011 11:03 AM

Le Master-

Old News, flawed study.

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Phaedros replied on Sat, Apr 9 2011 11:18 AM

Jesse Jackson-

Utter Moron, "You have those who believe in states’ rights and those who believe in a more perfect union. States’ right are anti-civil rights, anti-workers’ right to bargain, anti-social justice, pro-rich and significantly insensitive to poor people — that was the great divide 150 years ago and it’s the great divide today in the ideological sense."

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Phaedros:
Jesse Jackson-

Utter Moron, "You have those who believe in states’ rights and those who believe in a more perfect union. States’ right are anti-civil rights, anti-workers’ right to bargain, anti-social justice, pro-rich and significantly insensitive to poor people — that was the great divide 150 years ago and it’s the great divide today in the ideological sense."

Moron? No, it's brilliant class warfare.

 

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Liberals have more gray matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity,
Le Master-

Old News, flawed study.

Understanding complexity, lol. I'd like to see a few "liberals" who understand elementary market pricing before I take any of their self-congratulation about having bigger brains seriously.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703561604575282190930932412.html

Who is better informed about the policy choices facing the country—liberals, conservatives or libertarians? According to a Zogby International survey ... the answer is unequivocal: The left flunks Econ 101.

In this case, percentage of conservatives answering incorrectly was 22.3%, very conservatives 17.6% and libertarians 15.7%. But the percentage of progressive/very liberals answering incorrectly was 67.6% and liberals 60.1%. The pattern was not an anomaly.

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Phaedros replied on Sat, Apr 9 2011 12:11 PM

I dunno, I think he really believes that states' rights is "against" civil liberties.

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Phaedros:
I dunno, I think he really believes that states' rights is "against" civil liberties.

I doubt he actually believes it, that kind of rhetoric just works with a certain segment of the population. He got a nice scam and earns a lot of money. I can follow his logic though. He thinks thinks civil liberties are imposed by the federal government. So being for states rights or individual liberty is anti civil liberties. Meaning he's a nationalist and a socialist; these people are literally national socialists.

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Student replied on Sat, Apr 9 2011 5:54 PM

"If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal."

Emma Goldman

via tinysprout's tumblr page:

http://tinysprout.tumblr.com/page/2

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine - Elvis Presley

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Nielsio replied on Sat, Apr 9 2011 10:36 PM

Workers destroy a Lamborghini Gallardo L140 luxury sports car to mark World Consumer Rights Day in Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong province on March 15, 2011. The car's owner hired people to publicly destroy the vehicle when it failed to function after a service by an official Lamborghini service station. The protest was made to provoke public support and goad the manufacturer to respect his consumer rights.CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9155726@N05/5533185016/

 

#facepalm

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Conza88 replied on Sun, Apr 10 2011 9:08 AM

"The protest was made to provoke public support and goad the manufacturer to respect his consumer rights."

Not sure if that is very accurate. I remember reading something quite different awhile ago about it.

They were screwing him around or something, so he decided to do that to send a message / get revenge on them (negative publicity?)

Within his rights obviously... I guess he values the feeling of 'revenge' more than the car... haha.

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Le Master replied on Mon, Apr 11 2011 3:02 PM

Schoolchildren of Chicago, eat the State's food or starve.

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Nielsio replied on Wed, Apr 13 2011 3:20 PM

Guido Hulsmann impersonation

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Conza88 replied on Wed, Apr 13 2011 4:21 PM

Hahaha, that isssss Guido Hulsmann! laugh

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Phaedros replied on Wed, Apr 13 2011 5:03 PM

This is some wacced out shit

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/38-billion-cuts-make-353-million

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Nielsio replied on Thu, Apr 14 2011 9:04 AM

Spontaneous Order and the Market Process (by Steve Horwitz)

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Nielsio replied on Thu, Apr 14 2011 4:23 PM

 

Have any of you seen this before?
 
PATENTS:  If people had understood how patents would be granted when most
of today's ideas were invented, and had taken out patents, the industry
would be at a complete standstill today.  I feel certain that some large
company will patent some obvious thing related to interface, object orientation,
algorithm, application extension or other crucial technique.  If we assume this
company has no need of any of our patents then the have a 17-year right to take
as much of our profits as they want.  The solution to this is patent exchanges
with large companies and patenting as much as we can.  Amazingly we havn't
done any patent exchanges tha I am aware of.  Amazingly we havn't found a
way to use our licensing position to avoid having our own customers cause 
patent problems for us.  I know these aren't simply problems but they deserve
more effort by both Legal and other groups.  For example we need to do  a
patent exchange with HP as part of our new relationship.  In many application
categories straighforward thinking ahead allows you to come up with
patentable ideas.  A recent paper from the League for Programming Freedom
(available from the Legal department) explains some problems with the
way patents are applied to software.
 
- Bill Gates, 1991.
 
 
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fbc91 replied on Thu, Apr 14 2011 5:42 PM

Mike Burry speaks about the financial crisis.  He is one of the investors who foresaw the housing bubble and bought credit default swaps on mortgage bonds.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx2ClTpnAAs

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MaikU replied on Fri, Apr 15 2011 11:33 AM

Just thought it may be funny... or not. :D

 

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(english is not my native language, sorry for grammar.)

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