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  1. Deep in my heart, I know

    that hosting a picture in a thread isn't this hard for everybody. But linking straight to it was a disaster in that it was HUGE - filled up the whole page on the laptop. I downloaded it and then tried to insert it from my desktop, but no luck.

    So here it is: a picture of a humidifier (maybe) with absolutely no relevant text to go with it. If it's relevant text you want, go here.
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  2. Omnibus Spending Package Passes Senate 56-35

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffro97 View Post

    Vote just happened. I'll look for the roll-call vote once it comes up.
  3. Eric Garner, Mohamed Bouazizi, and the tyranny of petty laws

    There are parallels with Mohamed Bouazizi tragedy in Tunisia that launched the Arab Spring revolution and the Eric Garner outrage. What you have is the state's ability to be recklessly violent becoming exposed and directed toward the most marginalized of populations. Whether it's unevenness in drug laws or other petty social/economic regulations... these nonviolent "crimes" often wind up ensnaring powerless minorities Minority in the sense of social/economic not necessarily racial. This ...
  4. The terrifying spectre of "race"

    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    Believing in the concept of Race (or of differing races) is total intellectual failure.
    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post

    There is only one human race.

    Maybe. Depends on definition of "race". I would be careful about creeping PC or even personal idealism coloring one's view on things that perhaps we do not quite understand sufficiently.

    I would add that just because we may accept the existence of race along the line of some clear, complete, and rational definition, it does not follow ...

    Updated 12-03-2014 at 06:34 AM by osan

  5. EXCELLENT SPEECH!!! "The State is Too Dangerous to Tolerate" by Robert Higgs

    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by helmuth_hubener View Post
    We really need to get rid of the State!

    How are we going to do it?

    If it can be at all achieved any longer, methinks violence will be the only route to success, barring a near-extinction reset event.

    I base this speculation on the facts I see at hand.

    Firstly, Theye want the power of command and obedience.

    Secondly, They want it perfectly, which is to say that they want it absolute and guaranteed. In order to do this, Theye

    Updated 12-03-2014 at 04:57 PM by osan