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The Polling Pit / Re: Voting
« on: April 12, 2007, 01:04:08 PM »
Are you responsible for his accident because you are the bartender that served him that night?

No, because I did not give him explicit permission to act in my name.

Maybe you think I meant that the politician holds no responsibility.  I don't mean that of course.  I simply mean that voters share that responsibility.

Let me ask you this Lindsay.  Do you think that George Bush bears any responsibility for the war in Iraq....or is it only the fault of the soldiers on the ground?

The Polling Pit / Re: Voting
« on: April 12, 2007, 11:12:03 AM »
Yes, but don't you know backstabbing will occur before you vote?  Don't you understand that there is a high likelyhood (more like a certainty)_ that the person you are voting for is a liar?

The Polling Pit / Voting
« on: April 12, 2007, 10:50:07 AM »
Simple question.

General / Re: The Alliance of the Libertarian Left
« on: April 12, 2007, 10:30:13 AM »

Do you believe that you are responsible for the actions of a politician you vote for if he or she wins?

I don't see the point. There are few enough liberty minded people as it is, even less within the an-cap camp, so why are you picking labels to keep on sub-dividing the movement even more?

Dude, you guys are the ones hung up on the label.  Who cares if they call themselves left or not?  The question is, do you agree with their principles?

I am sure they call themselves left because, historically, the left has been the supporters of individual liberty.  So they are hearkening back to those roots.  But why get so hung up on that word?  Do you agree with them or not?

General / Re: Some questions from someone new to FTL
« on: April 11, 2007, 01:57:29 PM »
What stops a large armed body from becoming a standing army with political designs?

The lack of money to fund such a force for an extended period of time.

General / Re: The Alliance of the Libertarian Left
« on: April 10, 2007, 03:16:36 AM »
The Alliance of the Libertarian Left is a multi-tendency coalition of mutualists, agorists,
voluntaryists, geolibertarians, left-Rothbardians, green libertarians, dialectical anarchists,
radical minarchists, and others on the libertarian left, united by an opposition to statism,
militarism, and the prevailing corporatist capitalism falsely called a free market, as well as
by an emphasis on education, direct action, and building alternative institutions, rather
than on electoral politics, as our chief strategy for achieving liberation.

Wow, I don't get the knee jerk reaction in this thread.  You are upset by the word "left"?

Yeah, I agree that freedom is not a spectrum either.  But it doesn't seem like these people have much to disagree with most people on this board....does it?

In fact, it is through this website that I recently discovered agorism a few weeks ago, which I have to say makes a ton of sense to me.

General / Re: why bother
« on: April 06, 2007, 02:17:59 PM »
Like you have so many other important things to do that you dont have time to spread the message of liberty.

It isn't a chore if you are passionate about it.

General / Re: Free Thought Association Game
« on: January 26, 2007, 03:26:03 PM »

General / Libertarian "Protest" at UCSD's Library Walk
« on: October 09, 2006, 04:06:42 PM »
Well, it wasn't so much a protest as it was just me, holding up a sign that said,

"Wouldn't you rather be too young to fight and old enough to drink?"

Other side said

"Have you read the Constitution lately?"

and handing out these very nice 8 page libertarian newsletters that a local libertarian paid for (and the local libertarian party pitched in for).

I was there for a couple of hours (and plan on doing so again every morning this week) and handed out quite a few.  I met a few libertarians who were very happy to see me, a socialist from Italy who believes that the problem is the US is not electing the right people, and a Republican who thinks history will honor Bush as the greatest president in history.

I just printed up those FTL flyers and will be inserting them in the newspapers for the rest of the wee (forgot to do it today...ooops).

Get out there and do something guys.  Even at a university, you would be suprised how many people have never heard of libertarianism.

Remember, you don't need a group to be an activist.

The Polling Pit / Re: voting
« on: October 05, 2006, 11:58:07 PM »
I've got more important things to do (like make a living)

General / Re: Jen
« on: September 28, 2006, 02:35:43 PM »
You get karma for having such a sexy lady.  I think the hillbilly look is cute.

I should get my wife on...she is pretty hot too.

Only internet pic I could find

Incidently, here is a picture of me my buddy took a6 years ago for a photography project

Weird picture, but I like it.

General / Re: Liberty Dollar Question
« on: September 18, 2006, 12:49:54 AM »
I should create my own silver currency...with notes that are fractions of a silver ounce, rather than paying $20 for an ounce of silver in Liberty Dollars.

General / Re: Using Minted Bullion as Currency
« on: September 18, 2006, 12:44:32 AM »
Sure - this is absolutely correct.  However, the problem with the Liberty Dollar in particular is that when  you pass a $5 Liberty quarter in exchange for goods or services that have been valued by the seller at $5 in Federal Reserve Notes, you've passed on the premium of the purchase of that silver to that seller and have taken goods and services from him at a price less than what he has valued them at.

If people accept the liberty dollar at face value, then it makes no difference if they are accepting the premium.  The person can spend the five dollar liberty note he gets the same way that he can spend a five dollar FRN.

At any rate, it isn't like there is any law forcing a merchant to accept them.  So what's the problem.  Don't accept them yourself.  Some people want them.

General / Re: Using Minted Bullion as Currency
« on: September 17, 2006, 11:59:13 AM »
Sure -- unless they're providing $5 worth of goods and change in exchage for $2.78 worth of silver.

When you give them FRN's they get $0 worth of silver.  They get a piece of paper that says $5 on it.  They get that with the liberty dollar too.  The silver is a bonus.

General / Re: Using Minted Bullion as Currency
« on: September 16, 2006, 10:35:45 AM »
Better they get $2.78 worth of silver than not silver.

Then again, with straight bullion you can just give them 100% silver.

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