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General / Re: 'Everyday Anarchy' - a free book from Freedomain Radio
« on: June 26, 2008, 02:17:01 PM »
What do you mean by "tolerance"?

If you mean, "allow someone to believe what they like without threatening them with violence" then I already show tolerance.

If you mean, "value people who believe that violence should be done to you the same as people who don't" then you clearly don't value yourself very much.  I don't "love everyone equally".  I love people who deserve to be loved.  In my view, you don't deserve to be loved if you think violence should be done to me.  I guess I'm just weird that way though, but when people think I should be in prison, it makes me not as eager to spend time with that person.

As far as acceptance, I have that.  I have accepted that she believes as she does, and have thus moved on with my life.

If she's so wonderful, why don't YOU go visit her?

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General / Re: 'Everyday Anarchy' - a free book from Freedomain Radio
« on: June 26, 2008, 01:55:07 PM »
InTheLight,

I think that you may have gotten the wrong impression about FDR based on your belief that Stefan believes:

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Hate your entire family or you're a bad, misled person.

Which is not what it is about at all.

Is there something wrong with loving people for their virtues. rather than accidents of birth?  Personally, unconditionally loving your parents feels a little like nationalism or jingoism.  Y'know, "my family, right or wrong"?

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General / Re: 'Everyday Anarchy' - a free book from Freedomain Radio
« on: June 26, 2008, 01:37:13 PM »
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Get a hobby. Get drunk. Get blitz'd off your ass, wasted to fucking shit on anything that you can. Get laid. Get a one night stand. Get a one week stand. Go paragliding. Scuba diving.  Whatever the fuck floats your boat.

None of that stuff sounds all that fun to me (except the getting laid part...but I get that as often as I like since I'm married)  Since you seem so concerned with my quality of life, I assure you that I have several hobbies that I enjoy regularly.

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For fucks sake, live!

That what I am trying to do.  First step is to eliminate people whose presence is a drain on me.

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General / Re: 'Everyday Anarchy' - a free book from Freedomain Radio
« on: June 26, 2008, 12:52:35 PM »
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LIBERTY LIBERTY EVERYTHING REVOLVES AROUND LIBERTY!

What can I say?  Liberty is very important to me.

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There's more to life than debating libertarian/anarchist bullshit with your parents, dude.

That's exactly my point.

Why would I want to spend time with someone whose values are antithetical to my own?

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Why do you have to argue about libertarianism at all?

I don't want to argue it.  I do want to talk about it.   Someone that is completely closed minded to liberty is of no interest to me.  Especially when that person believes that I should be in prison.  I don't put up with that.

The only people I bother to argue with are other libertarians (just because there are no hard feelings, and no risk of turning them off of liberty by arguing.)

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General / Re: 'Everyday Anarchy' - a free book from Freedomain Radio
« on: June 25, 2008, 09:45:16 PM »
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You know, the people who need to learn moar about liberty. Can't talk to them, ever. Might get cooties.

As I said, only the people that are virulently statist....that is, completely close-minded to liberty.  I could waste years of my life with these people, or I could move on to more "fertile ground" so to speak.

Why waste my time with people who have let me know, in no uncertain terms, that they are not interested in liberty, when there are so many people that are just waiting to hear the message?

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General / Re: 'Everyday Anarchy' - a free book from Freedomain Radio
« on: June 25, 2008, 12:35:11 AM »
Certainly I have relationships with people who are not anarchists, but I have removed pretty much everyone who is virulently statist (or completely closed-minded to liberty) from my life.


:|

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General / Re: 'Everyday Anarchy' - a free book from Freedomain Radio
« on: June 24, 2008, 08:13:21 PM »
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You realize how culty you sound right?  And how completely anti-individualist that statement is, how can I possibly "make myself a victim"?

Could you explain to me what about that statement sounds "culty"?

As far as "making myself a victim", yes you are correct.  I could have chosen a more exact phrase.  The point though is that I continued to put myself in situations where my mom could abuse be a dick to me (by visiting her), and so I decided to stop contacting her.  Certainly, it isn't your fault if an asshole is an asshole all the time, but that doesn't mean it isn't stupid to keep putting yourself into the situation.

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Where you raped as a kid or something?

No, but she hit me.  And verbally abused me as well.  So first off, I don't really want to associate with people who hit children 1/4 their size.  That's sick.

But even now, I get zero value from our relationship.  She thinks I am a nutcase for having these crazy "anarchy" ideas, which is a problem since liberty is one of the most important things in my life.  Anytime I bring up anything remotely political she shuts me down instantly.  One time, she started screaming at me because I was lending my sister "The Virtue of Selfshness" (BTW I am not a Randian anymore).  She also told me that I deserved to be in prison for selling pot.  Certainly I have relationships with people who are not anarchists, but I have removed pretty much everyone who is virulently statist (or completely closed-minded to liberty) from my life.

There is no way I would associate with someone like this who was not a family member...and since I don't view simply being a family member as being valuable in and of itself, I chose to dissociate myself from her.

At first I felt guilty about it...but then I realized that if she had any redeeming qualities (an engaging personality, an open mind, treated me halfway decently, etc) then this wouldn't be a problem.  If she doesn't, then why waste any time with her?  I have too many wonderful people in my life that deserve my attention to waste any on someone like her.

Is rape the only reason you would choose to dissociate yourself from someone?

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General / Re: 'Everyday Anarchy' - a free book from Freedomain Radio
« on: June 23, 2008, 09:48:47 PM »
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General / Re: 'Everyday Anarchy' - a free book from Freedomain Radio
« on: June 23, 2008, 06:35:39 PM »
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Hate your entire family or you're a bad, misled person.

That isn't the stand of FDR at all.  From my understanding, Stefan believes that we should love/respect people for the virtues a person has, not a title they hold.  If your family is a bunch of jerks, you shouldn't associate with them JUST because they are family.  You are just making yourself a victim if you do.  In fact, it was FDR that gave me the clarity to dump my douchebag of a mom (I still talk with my sisters...they are pretty cool).

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General / Re: 'Everyday Anarchy' - a free book from Freedomain Radio
« on: June 23, 2008, 06:32:25 PM »
I find that in nearly every podcast there is a new way of thinking about something, or a new way of communicating something about liberty.  Good analogies and metaphors to communicate ideas with.  When I get home I will look over the podcasts I have listened to and give you some of the things I thought were excellent ideas.

I actually stopped listening to FTL for quite some time just because I learn something new in almost every podcast of FDR.  I don't really learn all that much listening to FTL.

What are the bad ideas you have found in FDR?

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General / Re: 'Everyday Anarchy' - a free book from Freedomain Radio
« on: June 20, 2008, 03:29:34 PM »
What's with the hate for FDR?

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The Show / Re: Law of Attraction
« on: June 20, 2008, 02:26:18 PM »

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My problem is with people trying to pass off anecdotal evidence as fact. (Something which I have not accused you of.)

The simpler, rational explanation is confirmation bias.

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The Show / Re: Law of Attraction
« on: June 20, 2008, 10:58:50 AM »
So it isn't testable, and there is no evidence.

Sounds like you have faith that it works, Ian.

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General / Re: 'Everyday Anarchy' - a free book from Freedomain Radio
« on: June 18, 2008, 02:53:45 PM »
It's a good book.  I really enjoyed it, personally.

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General / Re: FTL Business cards
« on: March 24, 2008, 11:04:44 AM »
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you must be a nobody, cause if you were "somebody" you would make the damn cards yourself.

you can get business cards made for about 10 bucks,  more than you could ever use.

somebody? somebody? anybody? anybody?   nobody...................

Or, I could pay someone who knows what the hell they are doing with regard to design to do it.

Specialization of labor and all that.  I'll do that work I am good at, and pay someone else a "profit" for them to do the work they are good at.

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