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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: World Peace in 20 Words or Less! on: May 28, 2015, 12:00:49 PM
It's wrong to force a person to do anything (except restitution.) Grin

11 words. I even had room for an emoticon for word 12. You don't have to force someone to do something they want to do.

Well... In actually productive response:

I'd be hesitant to even add the restitution caveat. I feel like that caveat can be taken to mean way too many different ridiculous things to statists. Leaving it off doesn't leave the world in that bad of shape.

If someone steals my car, assuming I couldn't force them to pay me back, the world and I would still provide consequences for the action. Society naturally shames and punishes thieves. Good luck getting hired when you're a known thief. If society didn't have mother government trying to punish people, they'd be more inclined to punish people through exclusion from society so we'd see it significantly more often. Government often directly restricts people from excluding people right now, that instantly skews our ability to see it.

My guess would be that restitution would be a natural means to get societal forgiveness for your crimes. A thief looking for a job might have to pay restitution to prove he or she changed. Extra restitution could help make the case even stronger.

Exclusion, shaming, and plenty of other tactics could make the restitution caveat a bit dangerous in the average person's mind.

That's just my thoughts though.
2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: What we can learn from Healthcare.gov on: January 11, 2014, 02:15:24 PM
I like to dream about the majority protesting too but it's just a little too far fetched most of the time.

People will continue to pay their taxes because business owners steal it from their paycheck. If people had to send a check in every paycheck then it might have a shot. In moments like this I try to remember the power of the sheer laziness of masses. It helps keep me from getting my hopes up.

People are still voting. People still support politicians. People still pay taxes. People are probably still going to end up signing up for Obamacare when they get a nasty letter in the mail or they have to pay the fine.

Nice to dream though.

3  General Category / Bitcoin / Re: Eric Voorhees vs Peter Schiff on: December 13, 2013, 12:45:50 PM
Schiff has been making some really weak arguments in all his discussions on it.
I can't tell if I'm just biased towards bitcoins or if he just isn't doing as well as he usually does.
This might actually be one of his better attempts.
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: The english language has failed us on: December 09, 2013, 08:02:20 PM
Seth, try this:  "We need to protect our respective cars from thieves."  You only need to insert one word. Smiley

Look at the big brain on state hater. Nice.
Now if I could say that in a way that the average statist would understand. Then again, there aren't too many things anyone could say that the average statist would understand.
5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Move to New Hampshire on: December 09, 2013, 07:57:20 PM
I think New Hampshire is a great gateway drug.

A lot of people talk about leaving the country, but they never do. And then they end up staying in podunksville when they should have at least moved to New Hampshire.

My recommendation for people is not to make it all or nothing. Start with New Hampshire and if in the future you still leave the country, great. But if not, at least you're in New Hampshire.

Very true. I should keep that in mind.

I've actually moved out for a while. It's certainly not peachy keen in the places I've been so far.

I even ended up telling my girlfriend that leaving the country was more important than our relationship a few months ago :/. oops. I need to learn that thing called compromise. New Hampshire might be reasonable.
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Move to New Hampshire on: December 03, 2013, 07:15:37 PM
I've been considering a short term move to New Hampshire but I figure I'm out of the states in the next two or three years anyway. (I'd be gone by now but damn my girlfriends student loans...)

I think that's probably New Hampshire's biggest threat to pulling it off. By the time the serious motivation to change is in place, the motivation is going to be strong enough to get them even farther away.

I really hope that I'm wrong about that. Very few things would make me happier than finding a little liberty oasis is the states (and most of the things that would make me happier involve supermodels, peanut butter, and copious amounts money.)

I might end up going for the short term just to meet some liberty minded people.

7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Read this in my local newspaper on: December 03, 2013, 07:05:49 PM

Nothing we can all appreciate more than spending millions of tax payer dollars trying to make the cops look cooler. (Intentionally avoiding going down the "cops were all dorks in high school" route.)

On the positive side: That money could have been spent on something that could have been productive for the county (aka actually dangerous.) Instead it's just going to be sitting in a garage rotting to dirt while all the productive uses are thousands of miles away.

8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Def Dist. creates two new prototypes. Chase cuts ties with them on: July 19, 2013, 10:35:49 AM
My CAD(the program) background makes my mouth water at the thought of 3d printing.

"Frankly, ever restriction or proposed restriction on guns and Defense Distributed seems to be spurring workarounds and innovation."

The government may make innovation inefficient but the market always gets what it wants  Cool
The governments going to whine and try to finish DefCad but I figure the cat's already out of the bag.
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Did the Prosecution in the Zimmerman Trial Try to Use Reverse Jury Nullification on: July 17, 2013, 10:39:23 AM
I have trouble believing they were actually trying to win the trial at all.

I can't imagine a prosecutor in the world would be enthusiastic to take this case on. "No evidence! Count me in!"

Maybe the prosecutor tried it as his only hope but I think the powers involved got exactly what they wanted.
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Popular gold trading business closes doors and recommends Bitcoin instead on: July 11, 2013, 03:50:30 PM
HAHA Naturally... I had to go check the who.is and a million other places to verify it was ever a real gold site. It seems like an awesome Bitcoin advertisement (not that any individual would have a major incentive for that.)

It's crazy to see the businesses starting to back up Bitcoins a little.

11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: I quit facebook on: July 11, 2013, 03:38:44 PM
I recently gave up Google for a search that doesn't keep records.

That's enough torture for myself for a while.

I bet your productivity is going to shoot through the roof.
12  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Ron Paul announces the Ron Paul Channel on: July 10, 2013, 11:34:31 AM
Just thinking about political action makes my skin crawl.
*Shaking it off*

Ron Paul's obviously a smart man trying to move the country in the right direction but the total effect of his political action seems completely negligible. (Despite the short period of interest.) I'm just glad he's out of politics. I have a feeling he'll do a lot more good without the dirty career holding him back.

13  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Breaking: Adam Kokesh has been taken into custody. Details to follow on: July 10, 2013, 11:23:40 AM
To answer the question:


I believe it got scaled down from the original plan. Instead they "marched" all state capitals. I don't know how that worked out. (Well, other than the fact that the federal government is still in power.)

Does anyone have any hope for Adam? I'm thinking he's getting completely toasted this time around.

It's so sad to watch good men get locked up for this stuff.
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