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Clayton replied on Tue, Apr 10 2012 3:21 PM

@JJ: Wow, awesome vid, left the hair standing on the back of my neck...

It's just beyond belief how fakearoo the whole political sham has become. It's almost like they don't even care to hide it anymore. Mitt Romney is the "shoo-in Republican candidate" but he has to crop his camera shots in an empty stadium so that people won't see how pathetic the turnout is? Didn't Kim Jong Il have to do that for his "rallies"? RP doesn't have to fake his numbers, the bleachers are packed to capacity over and over again!

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Wheylous replied on Tue, Apr 10 2012 5:48 PM

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Gero:

Jesse Benton pisses me off so much.  The critics are right.  Paul is just too nice and trusting when it comes to campaign staff.

 

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Wheylous replied on Tue, Apr 10 2012 8:00 PM

 

- or don't really care for.

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I bet Ludwig von Mises can get more fans than John Maynard Keynes posted the following on facebook:



‎"This election will probably have the biggest contrast that we've seen maybe since the Johnson-Goldwater election - maybe before that," - Barack Obama


Yes, he was talking about this year's presidential election.

Yes, he was talking about the US election.

No, this isn't from the Onion.

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Wheylous replied on Tue, Apr 10 2012 10:23 PM

Spot on

 

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Collapse of society:

Still want to call me crazy?

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John James replied on Tue, Apr 10 2012 10:29 PM

Freedom4Me73986:
Still want to call me crazy?

Yes.  Go live in the woods.

 

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Freedom4Me73986:
Still want to call me crazy?

Yes.  Go live in the woods.

Are you going to do this every time I make a new post?

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Wheylous replied on Tue, Apr 10 2012 10:40 PM

For the purpose of forum cohesion, could we create a separate thread specifically for "civilization is evil?" It seems like it would better serve us all. It helps F4M because there's a centralized distribution center of his propaganda, it helps JJ because the forum is less cluttered, and it helps spectators because we don't have to read the long arguments between you guys.

Actually, now that I think about it, F4M may have disproved a fundamental Voluntaryist idea - ostracizing. It apparently does not work.

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ThatOldGuy replied on Tue, Apr 10 2012 11:07 PM

 

Wheylous:
[C]ould we create a separate thread specifically for "civilization is evil?" It seems like it would better serve us all.

Sounds like a good idea to me!

 

Wheylous:
Actually, now that I think about it, F4M may have disproved a fundamental Voluntaryist idea - ostracizing. It apparently does not work.

I doubt it- there's no way to limit/prevent a user from posting here which would be a greater form of ostracism than arguing with the person in question: arguing or questioning a user elicits a response from that user; limiting access would ... limit access and be a form of ostracism.

Perhaps if there was a way for users to subtract points from posts, rather than add points to such posts that are negative, and use this method to limit, by some measure, how many times a poster may post on a daily/weekly basis; or allow a poster to limit the audience that can see a post to his/her friends; or prevent a user from seeing them or posting on them.

I'd imagine these adjustments (unlikely that the forum will be modified from what has been posted regarding perceived faults) would produce different results. Then again, maybe not. laugh

 

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Freedom4Me73986:
Freedom4Me73986:
Still want to call me crazy?
Yes.  Go live in the woods.

Are you going to do this every time I make a new post?

Is every one of your new posts going to consist of the same hypocritical crap you've posted since you got here?

 

Wheylous:
For the purpose of forum cohesion, could we create a separate thread specifically for "civilization is evil?" It seems like it would better serve us all. It helps F4M because there's a centralized distribution center of his propaganda, it helps JJ because the forum is less cluttered, and it helps spectators because we don't have to read the long arguments between you guys.

I've already tried this. Twice, I believe. And plenty of his posts have had to be split from the low content threads. Here's one. Here's another. Freedom4Me73986 already has an entire thread on hunting and gathering. And entire thread for his FSP propaganda (which, he agreed to stop posting). And he's created plenty of other threads (even in through derailing low-content enough to have them split into their own thread). I think it is a great idea to have a designated thread for all his crap. I mean, hell. I thought of it. If you think you can get him to stick to it, by all means, make one. I just won't be holding my breath.

 

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John James:
I think it is a great idea to have a designated thread for all his crap. I mean, hell. I thought of it. If you think you can get him to stick to it, by all means, make one.


What was your complaint in this post? Wasn't he posting in a designated thread?

 

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ThatOldGuy:
John James:
I think it is a great idea to have a designated thread for all his crap. I mean, hell. I thought of it. If you think you can get him to stick to it, by all means, make one.
What was your complaint in this post? Wasn't he posting in a designated thread?

No, that had to be a response to him posting in the low content thread or somewhere else.  As I said he was notorious for that even after all these special threads were created just for his crap.  Evidently his post got split and moved to that designated thread and my reply went along with it.

 

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PhilipK replied on Wed, Apr 11 2012 2:34 PM

"Those who cast the votes decide nothing, those who count the votes decide everything"

~Joseph Stalin

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Not every Harvard Law School alumnus has a class devoted to him — but then, President Barack Obama is not just any alumnus.

According to the Harvard Law School course catalog, professor Charles Ogletree will be teaching a reading group called “Understanding Obama” for one classroom credit during the 2013 spring term.

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Clayton replied on Wed, Apr 11 2012 9:44 PM

AHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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John James replied on Wed, Apr 11 2012 10:22 PM

Ron Paul's pick for Fed Chairman:

Jim Grant...

 

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Bankers and the public sector may both be enemies of growth

 

"They all look upon progressing material improvement as upon a self-acting process." - Ludwig von Mises
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Clayton replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 4:02 PM

Who the fuck is Richard Russell? F4M, I created a thread for your stuff here, can you please use that thread so we can keep these low-content threads clear of links to things like this? Nobody but you knows or cares about what some random author of a crank quant book is saying.

At this point, what you're doing has gone beyond simple trolling and can be described as nothing else than sabotage. I believe I speak on behalf of the community when I say that these low-content threads are a running record of current events that more than just one forum member cares about. Your posts are diluting and cluttering this record which reduces its present and future usefulness for the rest of us. Thanks for being a real curmudgeon.

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TheFinest replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 4:42 PM

 

I couldn't help but laugh :(

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gotlucky replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 5:50 PM

Police Officer Caught Masturbating on Video While on Duty

When Brady tried to file the claim, Rael asked if she was “doing this only because of all the rumors against Mike Eiskant stalking women.” Rael instead offered mediation between the two parties but Brady declined. Rael has said that he is unaware of any other complaints against Eiskant, who has never been placed on administrative leave. Eiskant is scheduled to retire in November.

In the video at the top of the page, the reporter also mentions that Eiskant was under for other crimes as well.

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Who the fuck is Richard Russell? F4M, I created a thread for your stuff here, can you please use that thread so we can keep these low-content threads clear of links to things like this? Nobody but you knows or cares about what some random author of a crank quant book is saying.

At this point, what you're doing has gone beyond simple trolling and can be described as nothing else than sabotage. I believe I speak on behalf of the community when I say that these low-content threads are a running record of current events that more than just one forum member cares about. Your posts are diluting and cluttering this record which reduces its present and future usefulness for the rest of us. Thanks for being a real curmudgeon.

What does the article I posted have to do with survivalism or civilization?
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MMMark replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 6:42 PM

Thurs. 12/04/12 19:43 EDT
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Who the fuck is Richard Russell?

Richard Russell.

 

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Tom Woods interviews authors Jeffrey Tucker and Bill Kauffman; they talk Ron Paul, the miraculous but despised free market, decentralism, Steve Jobs, and more. http://www.libertyclassroom.com http://www.schiffradio.com http://www.tomwoods.com

 

 

 

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Conza88 replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 10:16 PM

Need some help; looking for a quote from Milton Friedman... a rare one, him admitting that economics is a priori. It was here on the forums at some point a few months ago.

Much appreciated.

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gotlucky replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 10:23 PM

@Conza

I'd say that's a job for JJ.  He seems to be able to navigate these forums like it's a mutant power.

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Loppu replied on Fri, Apr 13 2012 7:58 AM

Greenghost2008 made a couple of videos talking about his left libertarian world view. Here are parts one and two.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruNPo_8gQVs&feature=plcp&context=C4d282a6VDvjVQa1PpcFNuddhajtD5w_9fWruH239J-jbBnNxZsLQ%3D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbJ5JUsKxx8&feature=plcp&context=C48403aaVDvjVQa1PpcFNuddhajtD5w_DU4kA44QHz7WDXEw0ajyE%3D

What do you think about them? What do you think about the critique he raises towards anarcho-capitalism?

I have followed his channel for sometime and to me it seems like he is some sort of political/ideological weather vane. At the beginning of his channel he was some sort of tea partier and objectivist. After that I think he was some kind of open objectivist and minarchist who did not like Tea Party so much. Then he became anarcho-capitalist and now he is left libertarian who has sympathies for libertarian socialism. Oh... and if I remeber correctly he has said in one of his earlier videos that he was a leftwinger before he made his channel, when he still was in high school. There's nothing wrong with changing your mind and world view when better evidence shows up, but I think you should slow pace if you constantly find that your former world view wasn't right and that there's this new, correct world view you can embrace as your own. You should be careful especially if you like activism because no one wants to go out and advocate stuff they later find to be faulty. To me it seems that people like this don't have very good critical thinking skills because if they did, well, then they could avoid those incorrect ways of thinking before embracing them as their own. In the other hand it might be that I am not very good at developing myself as a thinker. I'm not sure how it is. Please tell me your opinion.

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Before this clip was over, this guy had me literally saying "fuck you, dude" to him through the screen.

 

 

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Clayton replied on Fri, Apr 13 2012 3:50 PM

@JJ: It's actually kind of sad, really. He's like a mix of the worst of the modern Zeitgeist and old-school conformist disciplinarianism. I think it's all summed up by his Marxism, "It's not about you." Actually, it is. I would definitely Fail any class of his.

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It's the same elitist bullshit I and every other American was fed their whole life.  I can't believe a supposed "libertarian" organization would put this kind of pretentious patriarchal crap out there.

 

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Clayton replied on Fri, Apr 13 2012 4:01 PM

*shrug - I don't believe that Reason is, at root, a pro-liberty organization. Their primary mission is to promote secularism and it is my view that that agenda is consistent with the aims of other, definitely un-libertarian organizations, such as the Vatican.

Call me crazy (and I know you will).

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Apr 13 2012 8:24 PM

When a guy quotes a statistic and says "You spend 2 hours 41" minutes watching TV, you know he has no clue how statistics work.

3 significant digits? Really? And assuming that the national statistic fits his student demographic?

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My biggest problem was the fact that he thinks it's any of his business, regardless of how much time it is.

 

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Apr 13 2012 9:23 PM

I was working on an essay while listening, so I didn't hear much :P

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PhilipK replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 11:35 AM

"The Mint is offering a prize of $50,000 in gold to the developer who comes up with the best technology to support its new digital currency, the MintChip."

http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1159513--royal-canadian-mint-to-create-digital-currency

This is kind of funny, the Canadian Mint is looking to create something which sounds similar to BitCoin.

 

*EDIT: Its also kind of funny that they are paying the winner in gold instead of Canadian Dollars, or MintChips. They know anyone intelligent enough to come up with the solution knows enough about currency and programming to know fiat currency is a scam.*

 

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