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    Today, 11:55 AM
    Or perhaps just federally protected? Just a thought. Do you have evidence of this? I have not noticed it as yet. They seem to be calling for the rights of men. Granted, this is not a thing I am expert on so perhaps I have just missed the essentials.
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    Today, 11:14 AM
    What part of "tends" do you not grok? Nationalism has not fared that well through history, but I did not say there was anything wrong with it, in sé. In fact, I went to some effort to say otherwise.
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    Today, 11:08 AM
    How do you justify this claim? And this? What I have seen of those ID'ing as "Alt-Right", they seem to be interested in at least some aspects of freedom. Perhaps you go too far.
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    Today, 07:52 AM
    It is a simple notion based on the observable fact that more powerful entities prevail over less, generally speaking. That which constitutes "more powerful" is not a standardized list. Circumstance plays a role, sometimes significant. Size has nothing perforce to do with it, either. The lousy little island of Great Britain and the even smaller splotch known as the Netherlands are examples of more powerful entities that took names across the globe. The key lies largely in organization, both the amount and the nature of which determines much of the relative power between organisms. Nations are, to all practical effect, organisms. They are larger than individuals, usually far more so. They tend to be more organized; certainly more broadly so such that other notions such as that of the division of labor come into prominence as well. That is where the real differentiation between smaller and larger groups begins to make itself felt. Larger groups with a division of labor optimized for centralized control holds the potential for far greater power than those of more broadly distributed and/or smaller organisms. But there is a catch: there must exist the drive "at the top" to acquire, cultivate, maintain, and exercise this control. Similarly, there must be the will by the broad population to submit. But when both conditions are met in optimal/optimum form, the result is precisely small splotches of land moving outward in conquest of areas and populations hundreds or even thousands of times their own physical size. Once again we can readily see that human weakness and other failings are a key element in enabling such organisms to enjoy such success. But it's not all bad, in a sense. Hearkening back to my notion of the least common denominator: once one nation arises and organizes along the lines here mentioned, the rest of humanity is presented with the choice to follow suit or be consumed. That is the way it happened on this world, at any rate. Those people who plunged themselves into the muck and filth of Empire survived. Those who did not were consumed, at times unto extinction.
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    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    Firstly, one ought not put words into the mouths of others. Secondly, two wrongs don't make a right, even if three rights make a left. Nationalism tends to fail because people take it too far, universally at the behest of "leaders". To marginalize "leadership" as you do here by not-that-subtle innuendo is to ignore reality. It is precisely because the average man is a Weakman that leaders have almost universal power of those they ostensibly serve. They are the masters and the rest are in servitude. That is the practical reality, all words, titles, and other purports to the contrary notwithstanding.
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    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    And I find this endlessly cute. Cool, meaningless lyrics that have "it".
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    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    Some elements are OK-ish, some not so OK, and some scary. Note how "freedom" is mentioned nowhere. FAIL. This strikes me as more of the same old shit. I would also like to know where these defining elements came from in the sense of authority to be there. This looks like one man's opinion on the matter, which is fine so far as that goes. I would, however, take the description with a boulder of salt. Points 7, 8, and 9 are particularly failsome.
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    Yesterday, 05:03 PM
    Of course, and do we have it? It seems not. For ages men have written of man's seduction by evil forces such as the "devil". I think men are the devil who tempt others with pretty lies. They are devils to allow themselves to be seduced by the words they want to hear. CORRUPTED man is the Weakman, an advocate of force against his fellows to compel him to orthodoxy. Corrupted orthodoxy. This is the core of Empire. Lies, corruption, force, all leading to death, misery, poverty, servitude, and true inequality artlessly disguised as its opposite.
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    Yesterday, 04:40 PM
    Does that term have a reasonably rigorous definition? I really don't even know what it means. The innuendo seems to bias towards liberty, but I'm not in possession of a real definition. Could be a good start, but how many on the so-called "alt-right" understand freedom properly? If the alt-right ends up as nothing better than advocates of a strong state, however pared back, then what have we bought... unless we take those gains as mere steps toward a more completely thought out goal. And where is the plan? Waging the battle in ad hoc, seat of the pants fashion is not the way to wage this war, and be sure that it is indeed warfare.
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    Yesterday, 04:31 PM
    Ron did a lot, for which I am appreciative, but in the end we are in the same place. Same enough, anyway. If 30 million Americans saw the light tomorrow and understood freedom and wanted it enough, it would still be insufficient, methinks. The progressives are now a majority, it seems, and they are impossibly strident in their demands, views, and intolerance. Imagine, if you will, that a "miracle" happened and in six weeks we were transported into freedom. No more welfare state - being ramped down in 12 months to zero. No more drug war or laws. NFA/GCA/etc. all get the deep-six, bye bye labor laws, minwage, and so forth down the long line to the roots. What would be the result? War. Just look at what the lefties have been doing and threatening because we elected a president they don't want. Imagine what they would do were all the free stuff they think should be available to the world all of a sudden disappear. They would go apey in a big way and violence would become the method of settling the issue. I strongly suspect there is no way to avoid violence save to cave in to the left. I have no desire to cave.
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    Yesterday, 04:07 PM
    Sure we do. If 100 million Americans stood tall with the proper perspective, what do you think Theye could do that would not require open warfare against such a population? We are BORN with everything we need. Information is all around us for the taking. My essays are there, as well as the writings of people far smarter than myself. We have the ability to CHOOSE the right attitude. We have the ability to ACT pursuant to our beliefs. There is nothing stopping us, other than ourselves. We CHOOSE to go along to get along. We CHOOSE the wrong attitude. We CHOOSE falsehoods over truth, not because we are incapable of recognizing them for what they are, but because they do not accord with what we want, which usually means "free stuff". It's hard to see only because most libertarians appear to be that in name only, much like a goldfish calling itself a cocker spaniel. Because they are marching in reinforcement of the tyranny they do passionately crave. At the end of the day, these people recognize that which will decrease their accountability and responsibility for their opinions, feelings, words, and actions, as well as bring them more fully to an environment where they can disappear in the vast torrents of human activity, taking for "free" ever greater amounts without having to work for it.
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    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    Either. Both. Completely agree, and it is not happening, despite there being tons of really smart and determined people seemingly working toward the stated ends.
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    Yesterday, 02:52 PM
    But the lowest-level goals should be precisely the same if "freedom" is in fact that in which we are interested. And when the goal is world communism? Is it all good, or are those goals unworthy of our respect? Just to be clear, I am not talking about people who seek to enter into communes with others of their accord, but those whose goal is to apply force to make YOU adopt a lifestyle in which you have no interest.
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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    I think it is too early to tell where the Trump administration is taking us. I cannot imagine it will be any place that much better, but I have no basis as yet for deciding either way. I've read parts of it. All well and good, but the world is not toeing that line, so to speak. It's not taking that advice. It's not going in that direction. Those who walk the different path are facing ever greater consequences. I carried a gun illegally in NYC for 20 years. Today, I would be hard pressed to be able to get away with it. More to the point is the fact that the act requires "getting away". Sure, I can be free any time I want. I can also be shot, sent to prison, and so forth. Those are costs to freedom that no man holds the authority to exact upon another, and yet here we are. How do we escape this as individuals, short of parking an Atlas booster up our asses and shooting ourselves to Mars? Harry's solutions are non-solutions for the individual as such. They only work when 100 million of us take them into practice. Even that volume might not suffice. Choose to stop paying taxes and see what results. Carry that gun openly in Manhattan and see how long you last. Do those lines of coke, smoke that joint, hire that hooker openly, and so on down a depressing and nauseating list and see how well you fare in open public. But it's all well and goody to butt-fuck to your heart's content.
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    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    Not grokking the question. I do not. But so far he is doing marginally better than Clinton would have done, I am pretty certain. No idea how it will all shake out, but Trump is what we have and unless you are ready to start shooting, you're stuck with him. Therefore, why not try to make this disaster of a "system" work in a better direction? Again, what is the alternative? Give up? I can do that too, because I am rapidly running out of fucks to give. That aside, what's the path forward? That is the question I have posed and nobody has yet stepped up. I am all for full freedom by the sunset today. I am perfectly alright with 100 million Americans dead in 3 months because they are wholly unprepared for actual freedom. I could care less about them. So if anyone has the way onto that path, please let me know and I will jump aboard. Barring that, we are faced with the choice to press on or give up. If we give up, then assume thy pecker in thy hand, beer in the other, and park the tuchus in the Lay-Z-Boy, say "fuck it", and enjoy the show. Otherwise, I reiterate: what is the path forward? Furthermore, why is Trump's approach wrong? Not saying it isn't, but I don't know that it is, either, the way so many seem so positive about it.
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    Yesterday, 09:57 AM
    You are presuming to know the man's intent. You could be right... or not. What if he believes it? What if he is correct?
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    Yesterday, 09:02 AM
    A realist. Forgive me, I was addressing all those who have been going on about how everything is wrong with Trump, etc. I would like to know how they see liberty as coming about. If, as with you and myself, they do not see liberty as even a remote likelihood any time in the coming 10000 years, then I can but wonder what they are doing here. I come for the free beer.
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    Yesterday, 08:16 AM
    How is the new land of free America to be won? What are the specifics and on what basis do we think they are going to happen? Who is going to make the moves necessary and in what time frame may we expect to have freedom miraculously dumped into all our laps. What about preparedness for actual freedom? How will the average men of America deal with a sudden absence of chains? So far I have read here mostly negative about Trump and his cabinet choices, perhaps justly so, but pretty well never with any real substance behind the complaints and never (to my eyes) a practical alternative. So once again how, exactly, do we all see this as coming about?
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    Yesterday, 07:44 AM
    At first blush, many would take your questions as idiotic. To wit: However, methinks there is something there worthy of eyes. Meteoric rises such as those of Rowling should always be viewed with some suspicion in environments such as that in which we currently marinate.
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    Yesterday, 07:43 AM
    Why do you ask?
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    Yesterday, 07:33 AM
    If you have no "great" questions, then your understanding is lacking. This is no attempt at insult, but just an observation. It's OK, so long as you keep on learning. I would certain get after them about taxes. What is the position on the net effect of taxation and whether it is theft/robbery. All my economics professors (Drexel) essentially called taxation a disaster for any economy. There's a lot more than just this, of course, but I'd ask that first. Oh, and about money. That's a sure give-away. Do they understand money v. currency.
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    Yesterday, 07:26 AM
    Who are "we"? What are they "winning"? None of that is clear, no matter who "we" are. Not at this point.
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    Yesterday, 07:18 AM
    Well, you don't get any more bald-faced in your suppression of an opposing view than that. This "Lemon" is just that. What a whiny snatch of a "man".
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    02-19-2017, 02:42 PM
    More happy news at better than 8.8 sieverts/minute. http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-out-of-control-radiation-levels-significantly-higher-than-unimaginable/5574837 Fukushima Out of Control: Radiation Levels Significantly Higher than “Unimaginable”Still Getting Worse After Six Years of MeltdownsBy William Boardman Global Research, February 14, 2017 Reader Supported News 12 February 2017 Region: Asia
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    02-19-2017, 07:58 AM
    You bastard! My head just started hurting again with your cruel reminder. I actually watched this. By the time it was half finished, by head hurt so badly (I mean it), I could go on no longer. Seriously, it literally gave me a headache of significant caliber. I think it hit a bit too close to home, if you get my drift. No, not that drift - I showered earlier. Eeediot.
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    02-19-2017, 07:53 AM
    HellFukKnow. Are you gone mad? Is that a serious question? Once he's gotten "his", in typical progressive fashion he will go generosity-black. He will disappear on such matters. As typical of his rancid ilk, he will continue to spout and admonish, "give! give! give!", while very conveniently forgetting to part with his own. That boy needs to be introduced to the inside of a running chipper.
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    02-19-2017, 07:50 AM
    Words are failing me. Imagine that.
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    02-19-2017, 07:36 AM
    That people think of themselves as such things is one of the most troubling aspects of the common perceptual landscape. It is precisely this sort of thinking that contributes so highly to the greater body of humanity's disastrous problems. "Libertarian" is a compound concept that lives at a significant conceptual distance from the postulates of life. What this means is that the farther away from postulates one's mind wanders, the more individualized the associated thoughts become. Think of a tree-structure, as is common in computer science. To wit: If the root node represents a fundamental postulate or the set of such postulates, the "child" nodes are perforce less fundamental because they are composites of those postulates and other nodes. The number of nodes between a given node and the root is commonly referred to as the "level" of the node. The further "down" the tree levels one goes, the more complex is the concept represented by that node, and in a sense the "farther away" it is from the root.
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I find it amazing to consider just how hopelessly corrupt a land we are, and have been for so very long a time when I read things like this. To think not only that some people would dare usurp the authority to remove those which are the most obvious prerogatives of free men, but also that we as a people would

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Uhm, no. Not all of us. Only most of the countries involved. We few radicals and rebels do what we can to prevent it. Whether that works or not still doesn't change whether it is our fault or not.
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You are not clear as to which "cults" and "rational thinkers".

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