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    Today, 07:58 AM
    There are literally thousands of oil wells here in West Virginia. The vast majority of those are capped and buried... for THAT day. :)
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    Today, 07:56 AM
    That is now true. The question is whether we can do it economically... which I suspect is yet to be demonstrated.
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    Today, 07:54 AM
    This is perhaps the best development in Saudi-American relations in the last fifty years. Was it not Reagan who, when the Saudis started to get uppity, threatened to vaporize Mecca, resulting in silence? I'm thinking perhaps it is time to make good on that. Enough already with all this nonsense. $400 oil - I'd love to see them try it. Mecca should be bulldozed, as should the Wahhabis. Perhaps Trump will oblige.
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    Today, 07:40 AM
    Then you ought to have written "government" rather than "US population". HERRO? That cleared up and said, they are not really any worse than the governmobs (look ma, I coined a new term!) of the rest of the world. You think Netherlands is any better? Christ sakes, they walk away with "stupid". We can turn eyes to any of the European governmobs and see equal criminality, if manifested in other ways. The fact is this: few are truly innocent. We are all of us corrupted in one way or another as evidenced by that which we tolerate. Had humanity been less corrupt, the mass exterminations of the twentieth century would not have been possible. Billions of people would not have fallen prey to the worlds "great" religious institutions. The seemingly endless list of perditions and outrages to which we have treated ourselves would be very much shorter, had statistical humanity held the critical mass of intolerance for the intolerable, as well as a true love of freedom and respect for one's fellows beyond the mere utterances to those effects. But we didn't, and we don't. Therefore, the world.
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    Today, 07:29 AM
    Ah, OK. I'd like to think the average American was sufficiently clued to regard this as a stupid question. Alas, I cannot go there.
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    Today, 07:25 AM
    I would take such assessments with goodly measures of salt. Why? Because we live in an age where everything has been politically weaponized. This includes the opinions, assessments, interpretations, and other determinations of a great many institutions. Herein we find yet another deep danger directly following from the political correctness bestowed upon us by "progressives" and the resultant fall-away from proper ethics that has grabbed humanity by the throat, shaking us with non-trivial violence for the sake of getting that which one desires. As I've written so many times before, humanity is deep in the kimchee. I would also note that one ought not have to plan one's diet beyond the now age-old adage of "proper balance". I spent two years as a vegetarian in college. I rode approximately 700 miles (bicycle) every week, was strong as bleeding hell, and still had some problems as a result of having forsaken animal proteins, the most prominently obvious being that of endurance. After about 80-90 miles I would invariably begin to flag. One of the trainers with the Davis Bike Club suggested I become a track racer because as he put it, "you have the strongest legs I've seen in anyone, but you don't have the wind to go distance". I attribute that largely to the diet because the moment I went back to meat, my endurance increased markedly. I do not regard that as a coincidence. That all aside, having to plan one's meals to the degree I witnessed in my vegetarian acquaintances is not natural in any way, shape, or form. Without current technology, which is to say if we were reduced to stone-age tech by whatever catastrophic means, vegetarians would likely be faced with the choice of getting serious about eating, or dying off. That goes double for vegans, who I do not think are dietetically rational. While I'm at it, allow me to clarify a point I made previously regarding meat-eating being essential to our survival.
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    Today, 06:53 AM
    Actually, that appears not to be the case. Apparently, and I have not myself read them, there have been recent studies that have revealed certain deficiencies of cognition that are noted in those of non-meat diets, established early on in those born into it and that which arises in those who move away from flesh proteins. Since I have not read them, but have discussed this with people who have, I cannot say how conclusive the studies are. As we have seen, studies have been used to swing people toward one avenue, then back again, particularly where dietary issues are concerned. "Oh my GOD! Proteins are bad for you!." Some time later... "Oh my GOD! Carbs are bad for you, but you can eat proteins!" This nonsense, attributable largely to less-than-ethical marketers, has rendered the trustworthiness of such studies as questionable at the very least. That said, there are those that have produced pretty conclusive determinations, such as the harmful nature of phytoestrogens to men, causing the now much snickered-at "soy boy" syndrome wherein entire legions of millennial <AHEM>... "men"... have apparently been converted into docile, whiny, premenstrual sissies who like wearing dresses, ladies undergarments, and makeup, apparently having no issue with taking big salami in places God never meant them to go.
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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    Personally, I feel their true job is to function as practice targets for 1000-yard+ shots. That is about all for which they are good. Sadly, they seem to do almost anything but that. C'est la vie.
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    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    And here I was thinking "mass suicide" a la Jonestown. Silly me.
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    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    OOOOOooooo... he sait d'IN-wort... he RAYcis... He in trubbuh...
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    Yesterday, 07:41 PM
    Were you just smart enough to realize how depthlessly stupid and generally inadequate you were, you'd be cranky too.
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    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    I think this is the first I've seen of this thread. Do animals have natural rights? Absolutely yes. After all, what is a right? It is a valid CLAIM and nothing more. "Right" and "claim" are 100% synonymous. It is clear that animals, most of them anyway, claim their lives as their own as evidenced by their will to preserve themselves from destruction and other harms. They are, therefore, asserting their claims upon their own lives whenever they go about the business of survival, whether it be eating, procreating, or defending life, limb, territory, or other property from violation at the hands of another. Anyone doubting this is welcome to visit my home where I will be more than happy to show you how Millie, our large and fearlessly badass Rhodesian, and Luna, our similarly badass West Virginia red dog behave when either Oliver, Hercules, or Ralph come anywhere near their food at dindin-time. Moreso do the sparks fly at cookie-time. Therefore, in accord with the proper definition of "right", animals most definitely do assert their claims. The difference between humans and other animals species is that as matters of survival, humans choose not to fully respect the rights of animals because we eat them, put them to work, wear them as clothing, and consume them in other ways. Were we to respect the rights of animals as we pretend to respect one another, eating would likely become problematic with all the men of the planet becoming docile soy-boy-sissies from the lack of animal protein in the diet.
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    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    Your much missed sarcasm aside, I have observed that the vast majority of people who want actual, no-bullshit-hedged freedom (few as they may be) are white. That said, thus far my sampling of 60 years worth of dealing with people strongly suggests that the vast and overwhelming majority of people crawling about the planet have no interest in proper freedom. They have plenty of interest, however, in pretty slavery, having stenciled "FREEDOM" across its low, shallow-sloping forehead.
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    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    That actually would not be so, were the "government" on a properly short leash. At the end of the day, the level of mean rottenness of a nation's population is what determines the quality of life in a give land, in both the generalities and the particulars. Based on what we see in terms of daily reality, we can infer with confidence that rottenness is high in the USA. High enough, anyhow.
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    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    Now THERE'S an intelligent generalization. I suppose you're not a big fan of blacks and Jews as well.
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    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    They will never stop until killing them becomes the standard response to such behavior. I recommend not holding your breath in wait.
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    Yesterday, 06:52 PM
    Entrenched ass-kissing IS corruption.
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    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    Depends on the difference of which one speaks. As a representative, the good doctor Paul senior made little difference, being a boyscout in a den of vipers. But in terms of bringing the basics of liberty to the attention of an entire generation of Americans, he made a huge difference. I would call this latest Trump gem potentially good in the same ways. Badmouthing the Fed is unlikely to get anywhere in direct terms, but if it brings more public attention to that most vile institution such that people begin asking the right questions and become interested in getting real answers, I'd call that a win, however small it may seem.
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    10-15-2018, 12:19 PM
    You are correct - my apologies. My eyes pooched. And precisely because it is "eternal within humanity", you will never eliminate it, at least as things now stand. I will also point out that in the grander scheme of human history, such occurrences do not appear to have been any more frequent than what we find today, which should be instructive. Central control is always injurious of individual rights. That too, is eternal within humanity. At least when non-government injures you, you are left with some recourse short of lighting off a civil war. That is virtually never the case with "government", which is the biggest, meanest, most heartlessly corrupt of all mobs. Seriously pal, which would you prefer, a huge "government" mob or smaller local ones that may be "corrected" far more readily?
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    10-14-2018, 09:09 AM
    And you also wrote: The statement is clear. You believe it is acceptable to falsely imprison some people for the sake of getting the guilty. You subscribe to the typical weak-tea, feel-good supplementation "so long as false convictions are minimized", as if that makes things acceptable. I bet those who today rot in prison cells on false convictions, however few they may be, do not share your view. I'd love to see you face those people at less than arm's length and tell them to their faces how it's sad, but that's how the cookie crumbles sometimes. You might be lucky to walk away with all your teeth. :) Either what you wrote was an intentional lie, or you need to work on your sentence structure for semantics because the statement is quite clear in its meaning. I will assume you did not intend to lie. Then I wroted:
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    10-13-2018, 10:27 PM
    So you are of the school of thought that feels there is some number of false convictions that is acceptable... the greater good and all that nonsense. Sad.
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    10-13-2018, 10:22 PM
    I certainly hope this surprises nobody. My use of FB has been primarily to keep in touch with people. Otherwise, it is a pretty useless platform, IMO. That said, they recently put me in FB jail for 30 days because they didn't like my use of "überfag". Naturally, those sissies assumed I was making a pejorative reference to homosekshools, when in fact I was using the "f a g" portion in its original and proper way, which denotes that which is "weak". But these people are so horny to be offended, so feverishly seeking to be "insulted", that they have no use for anything even remotely resembling a good communication habit that would direct them to first ask the question, "what sense of 'f a g' are you employing in your statement" prior to taking action. Never waste a good opportunity to go red in the face with outrage. For those here that would like to be able to communicate with others without being monitored by those such as the Facebook NAZIs, I can recommend spreely.com. Thus far they appear to be good for their claims that you will not be censored. Come find me - search for "Demon Buddha". Have fun, and to hell with FB. Run by a raft of pussies. :)
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    10-13-2018, 07:06 AM
    Justice or Freedom and the sovereign rights it conveys?
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    10-13-2018, 06:50 AM
    Once again I see the false dichotomy trap - if you're not falsely imprisoning innocents for the sake of making sure you get the guilty, then criminals will roam freely on the streets and there will be chaos. I do not believe this would be the case in a world that had readjusted itself to proper responsibilities for one's own wellbeing. In such a world, those committing crimes are more likely to get their just deserts at the hands of "civilians" who choose to defend themselves against predation and other violations. Bear this in mind: the vast majority of crimes are committed by those who count on the ready cooperation of their victims. This directly leads one to correctly infer that most of these rubes are not of a stomach for a real fight. The net is rife with video examples of the "oh shit" moments of low-rent criminals when their chosen targets give even mild fight. Being so threatened themselves, the crooks flee. That is the vast and overwhelming proportion of such events and the people who perpetrate the crimes in question. If the good people cease their corrupted reliance on cops and other groups to bail them out when the poo hits the fan and start learning how to care for themselves, the rates of crime would plummet from those petty, up to and including murder. What would be left are those who would be criminals in any event because they are the hardcores who are willing to assume the risks, perhaps due to brain lesions or whatever other hardware or software stupidity that managed to take root. If we are to be serious about freedom, and I find that most whom I encounter are not, then the sanctity of innocence must stand as a highest virtue for all men. The very thought of imprisoning a man who has committed no crime should fill one with the same revulsion as does the thought of a woman aborting her pregnancy in the eighth month or a child being brutally raped. I say tis better that every criminal escape the courts than so much as one innocent be caged without just cause. The criminal will get his eventually - that is a statistical certainty. The more crimes you commit, the greater the likelihood your wick is going to get snuffed.
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    10-11-2018, 10:35 AM
    It appears you have no argument against me, save your blindly unsupported assertions and differing assumptions. We will have to agree to disagree on this one.
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    10-10-2018, 10:38 PM
    Perhaps I failed to make myself clear - the right to resist directly implies the crime of the "state". The "state" is far larger in terms of men with guns more than happy to kill you if you resist. Therefore, the right to resist becomes meaningless in the face of an organization of mobsters who will gleefully murder you for having the temerity not to go quietly into the maw of hell upon their whim. THAT is why the state should be eliminated. The nearly universal corruption of people is the primary reason the "state" will likely never be dismantled, barring a reset event. I don't know to which societies you refer, but I assure you that the vast majority of human societies over the course of the last umpteen thousands of years were very much in fact and indeed anarchic. Let us be clear that such societies had leaders, but no rulers. Chiefs were not kings or rulers of any other sort, but rather trusted individuals who, the moment they violated that trust for any reason, were no longer chiefs. Anyone was free to act contrary to a chief's recommendations, and let us be clear that recommendation was all to which he was entitled. There were no edicts, no commands, imperatives, fiats, or any other brand of tyrannical acts tolerated because the people knew who they were, what they were, and were more than willing to banish or in extreme cases kill anyone showing the least disrespect for the rights of his fellows. You assert with no demonstration. My philosophy is not quite as you characterize it. I am a full believer in autodiathism - the right of all men to self-determination. This does not equate to might making right. Nor does the fact that I believe in the propriety of consequences where unwise choices are acted upon. I believe in the free nature of men and of the responsibility of each man to himself and possibly those around him not to behave as if he were stupid.
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    10-10-2018, 05:04 PM
    We ARE of the first type. Were it otherwise, the "state" would be unable to contain us. We are too large and far too well armed. Our problem is that we are corrupted with some very ill-considered assumptions about life and human relations. They are appealing because they speak to our weaknesses, including our vanity. I maintain that if people were freed with no recourse to a corrupt and wildly evil/misguided "state", they would shape up in short order. Those who didn't would be consumed, most likely unto death and thereby cleansing what is now a deeply polluted gene pool. The weak, of course, will hate such a turn of events, but even they will have the opportunity to become strong enough, given today's technologies. Those choosing otherwise become fair game for Darwin. So be it. I would also point out that those who take the "weak" without just cause would eventually run out of luck by picking the wrong target and being themselves reduced to ash at the hands of strong and righteous freemen. The balance would be established in accord with the mean nature of the population. At that point it is all a matter of choice. We choose, even when we don't.
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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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