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General / Re: A libertarian strategy for promoting the metric system
« on: February 11, 2010, 09:19:22 PM »
The reason the market hasn't adopted the metric system is because using decimal units with the english system is just as good.

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General / Re: What's up with Reason?
« on: January 16, 2010, 10:40:03 AM »
These are all well thought out points. This is why they don't call the magazine 'libertarian'.

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General / Does anyone know about running a gypsy cab?
« on: January 06, 2010, 03:45:45 PM »
I was wondering how they work. Do they exist at all? Is my carpool a gypsy cab if I ask for gas money? How do you build a client list?

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General / Re: Depressing Poetry Contest
« on: December 27, 2009, 05:25:06 PM »
*opens folder containing 15 year old prose*
*peers inside woefully*

"This doesn't affect me."

We don't speak or cause or reason.
We just listen to the cries of those who have passed before us.
We listen to our grandfathers recount the horrors of napalm bombs
and deadly marches,
yet continue to add our own.
Replacing napalm with atomic, and Nazi's with Iraqi's.
Our people go on starving and the machine keeps on turning,
and churning,
and burning.
Our farms our closed down.
The old men sit in there empty houses wondering why they let it slip,
but we simply go on thinking.
"It won't be as bad as we think"
"This does not affect me"
"I still have my cable"
"I have my car, my house is still here."
They think like this until it's all taken away.
Then they become Grandfather's counting the horrors of their time.
They sit in the chairs wondering how they could let their farms slip away.
They watch the people who are now thinking.
"This doesn't affect me."

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General / Re: Denis Goddard is pissed
« on: December 24, 2009, 06:58:22 AM »
I can only assume that this means the free state project is doing well. Basically I am here surrounded by statists and nationalists, listening to their bullshit all day at work and home. Then I see this guy in New Hampshire complaining about 'the wrong sort of libertarian', and how he doesn't need that sort. So form two different political parties already and replace the Republicrats already.

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General / Re: Truckers Delight vid (NSFW)
« on: December 22, 2009, 08:31:12 AM »
Your hero is a homoerotic truck driver? To each his own I suppose.

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General / Re: FSP Replacement
« on: December 17, 2009, 08:20:56 AM »
The free state project has already done something that none of you has. It's signed up 9,800 people. So either Fish for a new project, or cut bait for this one.

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General / Re: Unintentionally Hilarious
« on: December 03, 2009, 04:58:04 PM »
I don't want their site to sully the reputation of my browser history, could someone sum it up for me?

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General / Re: The Swiss minaret ban damages property rights
« on: December 02, 2009, 08:18:20 AM »
I think it's a good idea finally someone in Europe has some balls to stand up to the Muslims.

[sarcasm] Yeah it would be nice to have freedom, except we've got to teach those Muslims a lesson. [/sarcasm]

Fuck you.

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General / Re: Texas Outlaws Marriage
« on: November 27, 2009, 08:31:12 AM »
Gov't should get out of the marriage licensing business altogether.  As a Christian, I don't understand why I have to get the State's permission to do God's will.  I really don't understand my fellow Christians' comfortableness with the idea.  I got into a big argument on Facebook with a couple of people, and their attitude was "If the state wants me to get a license, so what?  We should obey the government (ROMANS 13! ROMANS 13!)."
 
I pointed out that Romans 13 was God's allowance for government having authority to punish evil (especially violent crime).  I asked if they thought that getting married without the state's permission was an evil act.  I really thought that that would get them to think about what Scripture really says rather than accept some convential reading handed down to us by our "betters".  No dice. 

I pointed out that marriage as an institution has existed without state interference for millenia; I pointed out that to get married in the middle ages, all a couple had to do was make a declaration that they were married, and the Church (apparently the acknowledged arbiter of who was married during that era) accepted the legitimacy of that marriage.
"Times are different!  Obey the Government!"

I hope this legal situation in Texas concerning marriage endures.  People will see that civilization will not collapse if the state doesn't have its dirty fingers in everybody's pie.

It's because of the transfer of property rights between people. It's a court issue. I agree with you though. I think that so long as the church has a person keeping a record system that can be called to court this issue is null.

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General / Re: Terror squad arrest over model rocket
« on: November 27, 2009, 07:46:44 AM »
I've had like 4 gigs encrypted at any one time, I can only imagine how they would freak out. Then after cracking the two different encryption schemes they would only find my source code. I was playing with the encryption, although I think it would be really cool to setup on the fly encryption on my hard drive considering people these days seem to have no trouble looking at my hard drive.

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General / Re: ATTN: Computer Geeks
« on: November 21, 2009, 11:06:27 AM »
Because most waiters don't have Iphones, it's an entry level position.
Also, I don't think managers would allow it.
Finally and most of all, most waiters don't know how to program and thus can't create an application, and if they could they would be working on tougher problems.

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Short Freedom & Prosperity
Buy Suffering & Death
I am long in all those right now.

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General / Re: As a FedEx employee, I found this refreshing
« on: November 19, 2009, 04:26:24 PM »
UPS is so much cheaper though :(

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General / Re: Japanese wtf car
« on: November 19, 2009, 07:31:30 AM »
It looks like two Deloreans mating.

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