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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
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    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

  3. 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

  4. Ferguson decision is in -- NO INDICTMENT

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    brushfire]I'm convinced, more and more, every day, that what happened at the Bundy ranch is how you deal with these fktards.

    Offer some kind of response to force, and make it available for all to see.
    It wouldn't work in this case, because the tactic depends on restraint by both sides.
    I would agree with this, to a point. However, I do believe that we as a population on the mean have gone well past the point of complete restraint. ...
  5. Court: State Doesn't Have to Educate Your Children Well

    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    This is no different from the "logic" employed by the courts (including SCOTUS) in declaring that police have no obligation to protect persons or property.
    And the logic is completely correct. The failure lies in the absence of followup reasoning which directly and irrevocably demonstrates that police have no place in a free and civilized land, much less any authority to act against the sovereign rights of the Individual. The language and reason to which you refer does, ...