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The Show / Re: Less Stephanie, Please
« on: November 14, 2011, 08:07:35 PM »
I'm sorry but the host of the Big Gay Dance Party with mother-daughter pole dancing and a Miss Porcupole award accusing Ridley of injecting too much sexuality into the homosexual lifestyle is a bit rich.

I call my friends "guys" and nobody thinks anything of it. Guys night out, grabbing a few beers with the guys, etc etc. This idea that calling a woman a girl or chick is denigrating to women is flat-out horseshit. So can I still say "chick-flick" or is it "woman-flick"? Should I lecture my fiance when she says she's going to the girls room?

I can't believe I listened to that whole episode ( no offense dale, I really enjoyed the call between you and sam) but the real gem was Steph (hope that's not insulting) saying that everyone would be a femnist if they thought about it.

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General / Re: College costs going to kill us students.
« on: November 14, 2011, 01:57:16 PM »
freeagent, I admire your efforts but I work full time in addition to classes and frankly as popular as this green thing is right now I feel like it would have been a total waste of my efforts. I'm not against solar panels or fancy new lightbulbs. I like some of that stuff. I was against the coercion involved and teaching people that forcing others to pay for your "good ideas" is great.

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General / Re: College costs going to kill us students.
« on: November 11, 2011, 12:58:35 PM »
Some group of greenies at my university just held a student vote to establish a "Green Fund" that will be paid for by raising everyone's tuition. One of their main arguments was how much money the school would save by installing energy-efficient lightbulbs and solar panels...well, if it was going to save so much money why did you need to force everyone to pay for it?

I argued with one of the people behind this vote about going with a voluntary approach and soliciting donations from concerned students instead of forcing the whole student body to pay for it and I got the usual nonsense about how this is such a great idea that "everyone SHOULD support it" and I asked "So by SHOULD support it you mean forced to support it, right?". Its not force! We're letting you vote!

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General / Re: America is in a whole lot of trouble
« on: November 11, 2011, 12:54:00 PM »
Just reading the nonsense that passes for news in the student newspaper here shows you America is doomed. For example the day Gadafhi gets killed the headline is "Are Students Texting and Driving Too Much?"

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The Show / Re: Less Stephanie, Please
« on: November 11, 2011, 12:52:40 PM »
I think you can be born gay AND that some people choose to be gay. I mean is that a crazy thing to say? I have a close friend who went through a bad break up with a guy and became a lesbian for about a year until she met another "Mr. Right" and now she's straight again. I don't doubt people like Dale who say they were born that way but it pisses me off a little when I hear these "NOBODY CHOOSES THAT LIFESTYLE" argument.

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General / Re: Podcasts other than FTL you listen to
« on: November 11, 2011, 12:44:53 PM »
I also listen to old episodes of Harry Brown's podcast. Think of it like Free Talk Live with a calm, level-headed kindly old man replacing Mark and Ian.

(I drive for a living so I have plenty of time for podcasts)


That was actually the first podcast I've ever listened to. Wish he woulda lived longer and made more of those. There weren't enough.

Harry Brown was the best. A way better speaker than Ron Paul, in my personal opinion. Ron has the information but can't articulate it as well as Harry could. I wish I had discovered him while he was still alive. He lived about 4 hours away from my house.

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General / Re: Student debt hits One Trillion Dollars
« on: November 10, 2011, 12:57:14 AM »
I heard some kid on public radio yesterday bemoaning the fact that she owes lots of money for her degree in…philosophy. What the hell did she think? Was she hoping to cash in on the high demand for philosophers out there in the job market?

If you have a degree in history, art history, literature (mine) or any other of the fuzzy subjects, plan on a career in fast food.


My best friend got a degree in anthropology.....spent a year looking for a job and ended up at Pet Smart.

What is he doing now? He went back to college for a degree in history!

*Loud Sigh*

What an idiot.  Does he plan on paying off his student loan debt...ever?

His mother works for the university so it costs him next to nothing to attend. Family of employees get cut a sweet deal.

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General / Re: Railroads and Liberty
« on: November 09, 2011, 01:53:28 PM »
I'm fully aware of Amtrak. I'm not glossing over that.

Not all of them were so ingrained with the state. James J Hill built the northern transcontinental railroad route (Great Northern) with his own money and personally surveyed the route himself. If you look up the transcontinental railroads you heard about in government school, they went bankrupt and the tracks were built so shoddy (they got paid by the mile) that accidents and derailments were quite common. There's a railroad near my house that was originally built by a relative of William Faulkner.

Look, I'm not under any delusions that this is a perfect example, but for your average American who's not going to think much further about the issue this is a great, quick and easy example of how a private road works today.

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General / Re: Podcasts other than FTL you listen to
« on: November 09, 2011, 01:49:19 PM »
I got so sick and tired of Skeptics Guide and their government worship. I just couldn't stand it anymore. I still love Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, I just have to overlook their Ron Paul jokes and pro-government stance on everything. The shows with PJ O'Rourke are great though because he's somewhat libertarian leaning.

That's odd about SGU, since host Steve Novella is a libertarian. They seldom bring up politics on the show, though.

And, I for one, enjoy "Prairie Home Companion," but the cheap bastards don't podcast the entire show. They only give away Keillor’s  monologue.

I think one gets limited by only listening to people you agree with. Sometimes, it’s good to be exposed to other ideas.


I just meant, they are skeptical of everything EXCEPT government claims, which they accept at face value most of the time. I agree they didn't bring up politics much, it was just the direction they leaned.

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General / Re: Student debt hits One Trillion Dollars
« on: November 09, 2011, 01:47:19 PM »
I heard some kid on public radio yesterday bemoaning the fact that she owes lots of money for her degree in…philosophy. What the hell did she think? Was she hoping to cash in on the high demand for philosophers out there in the job market?

If you have a degree in history, art history, literature (mine) or any other of the fuzzy subjects, plan on a career in fast food.


My best friend got a degree in anthropology.....spent a year looking for a job and ended up at Pet Smart.

What is he doing now? He went back to college for a degree in history!

*Loud Sigh*

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General / Re: Student debt hits One Trillion Dollars
« on: November 09, 2011, 10:42:16 AM »
I'm hoping to find a decent paying accounting job in NH or at least one I can commute to in Boston

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Guns, Drugs, and Crazy Independence Stuff / Harassed for Carrying a Gun
« on: November 08, 2011, 07:27:08 PM »
I'd like to hear stories from anyone who's been harassed for carrying concealed or open carry and how the encounter went.

Here in MS all carrying is considered concealed and I only know one person who carried openly and someone at the grocery store snitched him out to the cops (thankfully he had a permission slip).

Also, I'd like to hear from anyone who drives for a living, delivers pizza, etc for their opinions on carrying a gun while on the clock. I am a commercial driver for a major auto parts company and its expressly against company policy to have a weapon but I carry one anyway since I have to drive through several rough areas in the state and actually had a police chief in one town recommend that I have one on me.

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This will also be determined by my firearm collection

Pistol is 9mm (I carry a CZ PCR )

Rifle is .223/556 (Ruger Mini 14)

I also have an Iver Johnson version of the M-1 Carbine in .22 thats awesome for plinking

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Serious Business / Re: Cataclysmic interactions with the state.
« on: November 08, 2011, 06:56:12 PM »
I've posted my story before, but I'll share it again:

I was driving home from the Delta on a straight-as-an-arrow four lane highway going 85 in a 70. I spotted the state trooper but it was too late and he got me for speeding. I wasn't converted at the time, so I obediently paid the fine without contesting the ticket in court. Unfortunately, I paid for the ticket using an old checkbook from an account that had been closed. It was at the same bank that my current account is at, so the check was identical to my current checks except for that pesky account number.

I mailed in the check and heard nothing further from the state. I assumed everything was fine. Six months later I get a nasty letter in the mail saying I never paid their fined and they had suspended my license and put a warrant out for my arrest. I was never contacted about the check bouncing.

My parents freaked out and took me down to the local sheriffs office and they kindly threw me in a jail cell and I had no idea what was going on for hours. Behind the scenes, the county where I had received the speeding ticket demanded I be thrown in jail and transferred to their custody before the fine could be paid. The sheriff in my county refused (the county where I got the ticket is very poor and crime ridden and he was concerned I'd get roughed up in their jail) and said he'd hold me here until my parents could drive down there to pay the fine. I was in jail about 4 hours over this nonsense, and I found out later that if my parents had been levelheaded and consulted an attorney first, I could have probably gotten out of the ticket entirely.

I took a few things away from this experience:
-The state is utterly ridiculous. They claimed they couldn't find my address to contact me about the bounced check, but their little love letter about the warrant for my arrest found me just fine.

-Speeding laws are bullshit and not about safety

-Sheriffs are a lot more reasonable than most police officers. Sheriffs in Mississippi do not carry radar in their car, so they generally only harass you if they get called out for something. I've spoken to a lot of them off duty and they are for the most part very reasonable people. When I was in high school several classmates said they got pulled over with beer in the car and the deputy confiscated it and let them go without writing a ticket. I've never seen sheriffs do a roadblock in my county either, its always the city cops or the highway patrol.

I think this event had a huge influence on my path to liberty. My brother loaned me Ron Paul's The Revolution to read a few months later and I switched from an Obama supporter and started learning more and more about freedom and liberty.

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Serious Business / Re: Overcoming nostalgia.
« on: November 08, 2011, 06:42:17 PM »
...and then they went back to making tanks for the Nazis

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