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We have warlords now.  And these warlords control armies of millions of people and nuclear weapons, and kill people all over the world.

General / Re: Drop the term Capitalism
« on: November 27, 2009, 03:22:31 PM »
You can't change those people, you have to separate yourself from them and prove the superiority of your ideas yet by example.

I wasn't born believing what I believe now.  My mind changed, so clearly the minds of some people CAN change.  I was your average "smallish" government chickenhawk republican.  But I was able to change my mind.  I can't say for sure, but I bet that back in those days, using the word "anarchism" to describe ones political beliefs would have been a stumbling block to convincing me.

I definitely agree that the best way to convince people of the superiority of one's ideas is through example.  But that doesn't mean that there is no room for discussion.

General / Re: Drop the term Capitalism
« on: November 27, 2009, 01:28:48 PM »
I've definitely had much more success communicating my ideas with people since I dropped the label "anarcho-capitalist" and switched to "voluntarist".  Even "agorist" seems to work better (people don't know what the hell that means, but at least they don't have any pre-conceived notions about what it means that I have to fight).

Just sayin'

General / Re: AP source: Hanged Census worker had 'fed' on chest
« on: September 24, 2009, 11:49:09 AM »
Their parents may be responsible for agreeing to send them in for government brainwashing

Well, maybe it's them who should be killed.

I don't know anyone personally,

Then I think it's a bit rash to believe his killing was justified.

I don't know about you, but I think you need a pretty high standard of evidence to believe someone should be killed.

The fact that he works for the government does not mean he has harmed anyone.

I don't know anyone personally, but the above link does mention fines and jail-time for refusal.  Sure, they might start out by sending polite letters, but sooner or later they'll just Ed Brown you...

WHo is "they"?  This Census worker?  If so, please provide evidence.  I'm all for punishing people who actually commit violent acts.  Please point out to me where this Census worker has committed violent acts.

General / Re: AP source: Hanged Census worker had 'fed' on chest
« on: September 24, 2009, 02:35:44 AM »
Maybe we should kill kids too.  After all, they are going to schools funded by theft and coersion, too.


Alex, if you can show me someone that this surveyor threatened with any violence, I might agree with you.  And since, in your mind, this killing was justified, I'm sure you already have that evidence.  Would you mind sharing it with us?

General / Re: JOIN THE FCC. DO IT NAO.
« on: June 24, 2009, 06:29:17 PM »
Ok I joined the game...now what?

The Polling Pit / Re: Competetive currencies: gold vs contract law
« on: June 22, 2009, 02:57:49 PM »
I hope you have better answers for the people you try to sell your paper to than you've given in this thread.

The Polling Pit / Re: Competetive currencies: gold vs contract law
« on: June 21, 2009, 11:50:06 PM »
I agree, but having one clue does not make one immune from still being wrong.  The capacity to enforce a contract can be as good as a commodity, but the free market will of course be the ultimate judge.

No it can't, because it is not

Fungible (different contracts will have different costs)
Durable (what happens when the person or organization contracted to enforce it ceases to exist?)
Rare (relatively speaking)

These are qualities that a money must have in order to be widely accepted.  Gold has these qualities to an exceptional degree, which is why it is so highly regarded as a money.  Your ephemeral "contractual obligations" have none of these.  Your "contractual obligations" don't even exist.  I may as well issue a money backed by "honor" or "wisdom".

General / Re: David Amos' Emails - I Won't Be Able to Post Them
« on: June 21, 2009, 03:20:43 AM »

The Polling Pit / Re: Competetive currencies: gold vs contract law
« on: June 20, 2009, 04:22:35 PM »
Point of clarification:

There will of course be gold inflation.  However, the price of gold relative to other goods and services typically increases, since the amount of gold added to circulation each year is typically of less value than the value of the increased production of the world in a year.  Which is why it's value is, over long periods of time, so stable.

I'm assuming that you aren't suggesting that gold's value would decrease by 2% per year...as this would suggest that gold will lose 87% of it's value over the course of 100 years.  Looking back through history, I can't find an example of a 100 year period in which gold's value declined by anything near that.

Have you ever notices how fiat monies on any sort of wide scale always need to be enforced via legal tender laws?  Why do you think that is Alex?

Backed by contractual obligations=backed by nothing=fiat money.

The Polling Pit / Re: Donuts
« on: June 16, 2009, 11:41:34 PM »
I went with 2.

The idea of eating more than 4 donuts a day makes me feel nauseous.

General / Re: Chat with Strangers
« on: June 11, 2009, 05:27:13 PM »
Connecting to server...
You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
Stranger: hi
Stranger: f orm
You: from what
You: for a club?
Stranger: girl or man
You: oh I see
You: man this potato is good
You: im eating lunch
Your conversational partner has disconnected.

General / Re: 175 reps back Ron Paul Fed audit
« on: June 11, 2009, 01:51:50 PM »
Well, 218 means a majority...they can do whatever they want at that point.

General / Re: FTL Wiki Vietnam War / World War 2 Articles Issues
« on: March 17, 2009, 11:08:20 PM »
I have never, ever, ever, ever, EVER heard someone say something so incredibly despicable, treasonous, and insulting in my entire life.

So you're down with dropping napalm on innocent men, women, and children...but spitting on killers is somehow a horrible act?

I'd be interested in hearing the reasoning behind that.

General / Re: Statism is dead part five -- terrorism
« on: December 15, 2008, 10:12:23 AM »
Thanks for the link Stef.

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