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Re: Freedomain Radio is basically a cult.
« Reply #75 on: September 02, 2011, 01:55:24 PM »

I know I'm a finite and fallible human being who doesn't have a monopoly on truth.

This. Why do non parents give so much advice to parents? What do you have to gain? Parents at best just nod politely to your clueless advice and at worst make fun of you.

Even when people think they are right and have the soundness of the NAP backing up their positions, it helps to understand that even the libertarian ideology serves a limited purpose, mainly that of providing an individual with an ethical code. In an imperfect world of fallible people, there will be 'imperfect' actions, and people should be free to find (market) solutions in their lives with as much accordance towards the philosophy of liberty as possible. In not advocating a specific form of active governance of human action, temperance is the implied virtue of a wise individual seeking harmony.

Just because someone does not have any children doesn't mean they would be a bad parent, or a poor advice giver. BTW, why would someone with a genuine concern for the welfare of a child be dissuaded by ridicule from parents? Granted, it could be an ineffective communication exchange, but it does not imply fault one way or the other.

To simplify the argument: Some people are over-zealous in spreading their opinions. Temperance is a virtue, but only one virtue. Parents do not have absolute control of their children as they grow into individuals, ethically or realistically.

I have, in fact, never said what my policy is to spanking. I was just as full of advice 18 years ago when I wasn't a parent as any non- parent here. Raising kids is very difficult and it is not made any easier when clueless judgemental twits give unsolicited advice.
 Using a chocolate reward system for potty training might work, I don't know. I sure as hell am not going to tell him he is wrong, or weird, he is not violating the NAP by trying it. I don't remember how I was potty trained. I believe I was forced to sit on the little bucket thingy for as long as it took for me to produce some product and Mumsy and Dadsy acted like I created cold fusion in celebration when they got some brownish prize.
 I do know I learned relatively early and my parents were glad when I did, because they were dirt poor and needed to save money by not buying (or washing) diapers. My own parents had no qualms about using force, they enjoyed, you know, eating.
 They finally moved out of poverty when I was around five or so. But they still believed in force and discipline and earning freedom (going hand in hand with responsibility). If I crossed a line I got the kind of whipping you read about in American history books. My parents had to teach me some sort of responsibility and stop me from doing stupid things. I was spoiled rotten. I got my first motorcycle when I was 8, my first rifle at 10, and my first handgun at 12. ( the first time I drove solo: a tractor- 6, a motorcycle- 7, a car- 11) If I didn't instinctively follow my Dads rules, I probably would have died trying to shoot jackrabbits on a moving vehicle cross country right after I shot my dick off with the revolver stuck in my jeans. In other words my Dad was a hardass because he felt it was the price to pay for giving me so much responsibility (and the freedom that goes with it) at a early age. I guess he could have patiently waited "til I was ready" but life is precious and procrastination was never his thing.

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« Reply #76 on: September 02, 2011, 07:59:12 PM »

Also this:

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Re: Freedomain Radio is basically a cult.
« Reply #77 on: September 02, 2011, 11:16:33 PM »

Also this:



Thats my plan. Fuck having kids, I want the $$$$$.
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Re: Freedomain Radio is basically a cult.
« Reply #78 on: September 02, 2011, 11:25:27 PM »

Thats my plan. Fuck having kids, I want the $$$$$.

You can always have the kids, then sell them on the black market to the highest bidder.



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Re: Freedomain Radio is basically a cult.
« Reply #79 on: September 03, 2011, 05:47:44 AM »

You can always have the kids, then sell them on the black market to the highest bidder.

With all the overhead involved in that kind of business, it's really hard to stay in the black.

... Uhm...  so I hear.

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« Reply #80 on: September 03, 2011, 03:03:30 PM »

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Well...... FUCK!
At least I don't have to mow my own lawn!

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Re: Freedomain Radio is basically a cult.
« Reply #81 on: September 03, 2011, 05:13:16 PM »

Well...... FUCK!
At least I don't have to mow my own lawn!

Don't even get me started...

Just got done putting the deck back onto my rider on a gravel driveway.

Fucking thing wants to burn through a belt every forth or fifth mow. At 35 bucks a belt + gas it's almost cheaper getting a yard service.

Hopefully it's fixed now.
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Re: Freedomain Radio is basically a cult.
« Reply #82 on: September 03, 2011, 05:54:13 PM »

Well...... FUCK!
At least I don't have to mow my own lawn!

Don't even get me started...

Just got done putting the deck back onto my rider on a gravel driveway.

Fucking thing wants to burn through a belt every forth or fifth mow. At 35 bucks a belt + gas it's almost cheaper getting a yard service.

Hopefully it's fixed now.

Sounds like its on too tight. Happened with my brand new Troy Bilt....3 belts last summer within 3 months. Took it to a guy down the street who put a slightly bigger belt on it and it lasted the last part of last year, and all of this year so far with no probs.
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Re: Freedomain Radio is basically a cult.
« Reply #83 on: October 19, 2011, 07:46:53 PM »

Also this:



Thats my plan. Fuck having kids, I want the $$$$$.

That worked for my daughter and her husband. Together, they pull down $100K, and spend all their free time traveling and playing WoW.
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Re: Freedomain Radio is basically a cult.
« Reply #84 on: June 21, 2014, 05:10:51 PM »

I have to agree about considering that FDR should be considered as a cult.

The problem is that Stefan claims philosophy and states that he is open for debate. The problem is that after some people started trying to complain personally to Stefan about what is going wrong on his forums, topics being locked before conclusion, people being banned without any reason) his tone has changed lately and now anyone criticising or trying to negotiate or at least, even merely asking what the hell is going on is merely considered a "hater". That is pretty bad.

To the point that any complaint to moderation is considered "leashing at the moderation emulating their childhood traumas". Unless those people are trained psychologists, that is a very bold (and incorrect) statement to make.

At least if you are banned and no reason is given. I know of cases of people who actually called the moderation because they were being harassed by some "philosopher king" for not being atheists (that you can buy, what takes a huge dump in the meaning it truly has in philosophy) that got banned for doing exacly that.

Then at their forums they try to squeeze money from people, I have even read "pay up or shut up being brought about". The problem however is moderation I so believe, at least at FDRF. I think the guy who goes by the name Michael is sitting and deciding too much based on his personal bias (theists are the usual victims of abuse at their forums, and yet, usually the ones kicked out, regardless if they are discussing anything related to that, but because they happen to be theists, so bite me and call me a dodo if the guy is not doing that because he is an atheist)

It really agravates me that Stefan is managing to get away with deFOOing, and Michael DeMarco is getting away with banning people for not being atheists while probably convincing Stefan that those people are just "haters" it is a disgrace for philosophy what is going on in there when I thought that finally philosophy would have a chance again. Just another cult.
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