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    Today, 02:01 PM
    OK. That's not what came across to me, but now that you've clarified, I'm good... or so my women tell me. What place to you think would be better? Of the 12 states in which I have resided... Texas is too big and too weird with the whole "law 'n order" mentality. Florida: too many New Yorkers. It would go nowhere.
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    Today, 01:25 PM
    Just wanted to let everyone know that Bibi is pretty well recovered, save for strength and stamina issues. She's in Florida at her sister's and will be back Monday. I was concerned she would be wiped out after the flight, but to my pleasant surprise, she said she felt great, if a bit tired. Looks like she's going to live a while longer and I will have no escape into the arms of the other woman. :) Thanks once again to all of you for your support. It meant a lot to the both of us.
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    Today, 01:20 PM
    And here I have to give props where due. The filthy progressives WORK for their perfidies. "Liberty" people do not, on average. Liberty is far more work, I concede, but come on. We see it even here - I have signed on to at least two "initiatives" here at RPF, and none of them went past talk, the last one not even getting a whole lot of that. It seems to me, and I could be mistaken, that the liberty people are really no different from the progressives in that they want shit to magically drop into their laps through the labor of others. Lots and lots of talk. Little to no work. It appears that America is become this, regardless of self-professed individual bent. I should cut some music, story line about how hopeless shit is and how fucked we all are. I could play it 24x7 over the air and it would never get old. One foot in the grave and I'm looking for that banana peel for the other. This nonsense has gotten nearly that boring. Corruption and evil are ultimately boring. They are as nothing at all, save for the destruction they wreak upon people's lives.
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    Today, 01:09 PM
    Who cares what folks did 150 years ago? It makes no matter to us today. Not in this case, anyhow. This sort of reasoning is not unlike black people mooing and hoomering about slavery. It's done. Over. Fin. Finito. Fertig. Befejezett. законченный. 完成した. πεπερασμένος. Ferdig. ANCIENT FOIGIN' HISTORY. If WV is a good place now for this sort of project, why would anyone deny themselves the opportunity just because of the actions of those from five generations ago? It really makes no sense. Would you disagree?
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    Today, 07:39 AM
    West Virginia would be WAY better than NH, that much I can say for certain. Better climate. Hillbillies get a bad rap, sometimes deservedly, but overall I will take them over the typical denizen of any of the New England states. FAR more decent people on the average, and more open to reason, believe it or not. Charleston is shrinking - people are leaving in droves. Down something like 10 or 15 thousands in the past decade, now in the ca. of 45K. It is a bastion of comparative liberal infestation, but that could be readily remedied. Of the 12 states in which I have lived in the course of my life, WV is perhaps the most likely to accept actual liberty. The strong Christian base helps there. Strong, but not intrusive. Morgantown is a den of liberal pansy-werk because of the university. Not sure about Huntington, but I do not get the impression that the Marshall crowd are as much like snowflakes as that at WVU. Not sure of the east panhandle. I cannot imagine Harper's Ferry being anything other than über-liberal, but have not heard one way or t'other. Southern WV, where we first lived, would be all over free state status. The welfare leeches would riot, but we have plenty of guns and ammo here and could make very clear the choice to them of getting over it or getting out as the only alternatives to getting buried. Downside: state is notoriously unfriendly to free enterprise, but again I believe this could be remedied within a decade's time, if not sooner. A properly structured and delivered marketing/propaganda campaign could do the trick here. I would start by talking with every preacher in the state. I'd hit the rabbis too - both of them. :) The path to the hearts of a vast plurality of West Virginians is through their churches. I'm serious as a heart attack, too. Get the preachers on board and you would get the state on. There are so many accordant points between freedom and Christianity that find the right ones for presentation would like shooting fish in a barrel.
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    Today, 07:19 AM
    After 26 years, I'd have to agree.
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    Today, 07:19 AM
    After 26 years, I'd have to agree.
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    Today, 07:18 AM
    11. Nuke Mecca. 20Mt and not a grain less. Not sure how serious I am. :)
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    Today, 07:17 AM
    A few points. Firstly, Dr. Paul appears to have fallen for the false schism between "civilians" and the rest, whoever and whatever they might be and called. This is distinction without difference. We are all presumably human, so why even mention "civilians" vis-à-vis some other subpopulation? I understand how it may be used as a conversational instrument, but will assert that it is a dangerous one that leads the minds easily astray from truth. I would further point out that the most often tacit subtext that "civilian" lives are somehow more sacrosanct than others is key to the danger of which I speak. It's like the old "think of the children" trick so often employed to strong-arm people into doing as you want them. It is complete nonsense because the life of a 98 year old white male (evil of evils) is no shred less valuable than that of a newborn. McAdams is only partly the money where he paints the "hates us for our freedoms" argument as a lie. IMO, it is a true assertion, the lie part coming in when considering degree. The loons who are running amok and sawing off the heads of other human beings certainly hate us for our freedoms. Denying it is not credible. But those jack-0ff neocons turned the truth of it into a lie by blowing it so far out of proportion that nearly all credibility flew the coop. We as a statistical "people" face many problems; things we simply do not want to face, for any of a number of reasons of which we could write several books. One is our steadfast refusal by some circles to accept the fact that we have erred gravely in putting our nose into the business of other nations. Along a similar line, we refuse to face the bitter truth that on the order of seven thousand Americans have been killed in foreign wars for absolutely no good reason whatsoever, with tens of thousands horribly maimed in the precise same fold. We don't want to face that the only proper course now is to accept that we as a people have pooched in grand fashion for so much as tolerating this behavior from "government", much less supported it. We don't want to face that the only right action is to withdraw from all these lands and leave the indigenous people work it our for themselves. Do this and terror will take a vacation from our shores. That it will continue in other lands, well that is partly our shame, but also no longer our business. As for terror here, the only proper solution is the warrior culture, but that demands too much responsibility and smarts, so we won't be holding the breath for that to happen.
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    Today, 06:32 AM
    Don't forget the "cost to society" argument, too. Gotta have "cost to society". Well you know what? Screw it. I'm basically 60 and hopefully do not have too many more years in me... though my father's side all lived to be 100 - damn them. In any event, I will soon shed the old coil and if those left behind have not the sense and self-respect to fight for that which is most important to any decent man, then to hell with them all. The world can burn, for all I care at this point. It's a sorry pass, but we've chosen it for ourselves because for all our talk of freedom and such, few know what it actually is and fewer still have any honest interest in it. We just like talking about it. Talking is fun. Doing is work. We all know how that really works, even if we will not even admit it to ourownselves in the privacy of throne-time at 3 AM. Now, if someone would be good enough to show me how and why we deserve anything better than the slavery we have earned ourselves, please do illuminate me. I am always open to correction, though I will not wear latex clothing, or be chained.
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    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    More of the SOS. Now, while I am willing to remain skeptical awhile longer regarding Trump and his promises, I am not seeing a whole lot of draining of the swamp. If Trump is embarked on some masterfully oblique grand strategy for setting America to rights, it is beginning to seem too subtle for my impossibly atrophied brain. I prefer straightforward approaches, if for no other reason than they carry at least the appearance of honesty, whereas some of what he has done and is doing leaves meager intellects such as my own wondering what in hell is actually going on. My unease is bending toward the endlessly disappointing prospect that we are in for another 4 or 8 years of shellacking by the oligarchs. I may be mistaken, but what I think I am seeing in terms of the broad political strokes, at least here in America, are grand-scale stalling tactics. To what end, I could only speculate, but I would bet money I don't have that it's nothing good. But I have noted that as the months and years pass, what appear to be the elements of a disturbingly progressive agenda find ever deeper entrenchment and broader expansion. Could it be Theye are stalling in the hope of bringing the mean and common mental landscape past a point of no return, beyond which there would be effectively no hope of recovering for having gone too far down a garden path.
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    Yesterday, 10:46 AM
    Gorsuch's response can be taken as right, or as a cop-out. I tend to see it as the latter. The implication of his position is that were SCOTUS to affirm some neo-JimCrow, he would be bound to uphold it. This is a load of bullshit. But he is, of course, trying to gain his seat, so perhaps we see justification for the cop-out. I just don't care for this brand of gamesmanship; it calls one's trustworthiness into sharp question. Scalia's caveats in the Heller decision were clearly and wildly wrong. Gorsuch would have had my respect and provisional trust, had he said so outright. But he didn't and so he doesn't because I will trust no man to such positions who will lie or use deceit in order to gain that which he presumably wants. We are become a race of timid pragmatists. There is nothing to recommend the vast majority of us as worthy of the rights we claim. Nothing at all.
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    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    One thing that makes me laugh the sardonic laugh is the thought of how Americans have become such armchair quarterbacks with regard to freedom. Think about all the noises we in the "liberty" (AKA "bowel") movement make about our 2A RKBA. Why? We cite chapter and verse about how the right recognized and protected is not about duck hunting; how it is there to aid in protecting against tyrannical "government". Well boys and girls, I just have to ask: Just how full of shit are we? That is NOT a rhetorical question. On and on we go about tyranny and muhgunz, yet with each legislative and judicial victory we still fail to exercise that which is so clearly needed: the armed suppression of "government" gone wild, and wild barely covers it. Just because we don't have tanks rolling down our boulevards, it does not follow that we are not in a state of siege warfare, cleverly disguised as "law enforcement". Seriously now, why do we pursue RKBA, repeal of oppressive gun laws, buy up weapons and ammo as it we were the one's getting paid to do it, if all we are ever to do is stand idly by as Theire lapdogs murder us in piecemeal fashion and make the lives of the rest miserable? What in hell is the point?
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    Yesterday, 10:17 AM
    No such thing as a "good cop". It is a contradiction in terms. Not only are these bastards unlikely to ever face charges, I will experience no surprise to find the father charged with the murder. Add another notch to the "state's" bedpost. Land of the free, home of the brave. Lies. People of FAIL until such time as they put this sort of thing to ends. Don't hold your breath.
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    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    Well, this one defies any sense of a masterfully oblique strategy. What possible valid basis could there be for not publicly calling on Ryan to be hung from the yardarm? It is no wonder some are already feeling betrayed. But if Trump is indeed betraying us, one has to ask by what virtue. Is it as simple as this is what the position does to even the best of men? I doubt it, but will not dismiss the possibility out of hand. Perhaps Theye have been able to bring even the big-talking Trump to heel? I see this as a front-runner possibility. I see no reason Theye would necessarily have to fear any repercussions by Trump, were they to come very openly to the point that if he does not toe their line, he will live to see his entire family murdered just prior to following them into the Void. If the stakes are as high as some speculative models of our political reality would suggest, Theye really have little to lose by putting the cards on the table through the agency of a messenger boy. If it fails and is exposed, the news reports the carrier as having been mentally ill, family problems, health issues, what have you. But with the rightly convincing presentation, how likely would Trump be to live up to his super-human bravado in the face of certain defeat? I suppose it is possible, but seems rather unlikely to me, in which case we find ourselves being treated to another clone president who cheerfully bends us over the wood yet again. Just a thought. Hopefully the vote crashes and burns as we get to see what Trump means by "We'll have to see what happens." So far, the results of this election most recent cannot be called stellar. Probably far less immediately destructive than they would have been under Clinton, but that may not be saying much. But there remains opportunities for Trump to see any errors of his ways and make proper amends. The coming months will show a truer measure of the man's outward ego v. his better sense.
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    Yesterday, 09:41 AM
    The first implementations of this came in the form of hints from the ever-hideous Michael Bloomberg during his tenure as mayor of my disgraceful home town, NYC, where he and presumably the city council banned sodas over a certain size - 20 oz, IIRC. And yes, this is certainly going to eventually ramp up because it is what such people do. Interfering in the lives of others, issuing what are ultimately death threats to you for your own good, is their raison d'être. They live for little else because power over others is their all-consuming passion, no matter how paltry in scale. They get off on being able to force you to bend to their wills. The degree is almost meaningless to them.
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    03-23-2017, 10:49 AM
    There is no pro-POV for me. Not in the wake of the truth. I would not have chosen NH in any event. But that's just me.
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    03-23-2017, 09:14 AM
    Taxation is robbery. Period.
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    03-23-2017, 09:07 AM
    OK, so what we had there was just another instance of rank corruption at work. Based on that alone, I would call the FSP wholly invalid and unworthy of any consideration. Just my worthless opinion on the matter. THIS is why humanity is doomed. There aren't enough men of nominal integrity to make plausible even the most meager endeavors, and the individual holds no hope of overcoming the collectivist juggernaut that designs to crush him through the corruption that is its lifeblood. Assuming the veracity of what you have written here, it turns out the high falutin' FSP was born of nothing better than the common corruption of people with no apparent intent to move; born of people just as full of shit as those against whom they complained. There's a part of me that wants to say "I can't believe it", but I will not allow myself that indulgence. Until this moment, I actually never questioned the personal integrity of the people who ran this program, only to find they were just another raft of low-rent crooks. Holy crap. I didn't think my faith in humanity could sink any lower. I was wrong.
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    03-23-2017, 08:36 AM
    From THEIRE viewpoint, yes - if I am reading your meaning correctly. Shit happens. Shit happened. We tend to look after our own, so perhaps he would be OK in any event. Perhaps not. Shit happens.
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    03-23-2017, 06:52 AM
    Not to hijack the thread, but I would also point out that if someone wanted to take over an entire state, Wyoming would have been the better choice than dopey NH. NH is a bastion of ultra-left stupidity and has been a long while. The indigent people there generally have little interest in freedom, but only the pretty slavery upon which in their minds they have stenciled the moniker. People go in pissing upwind. I cannot imagine there would have been less sympathy for the move in WY. Tactically speaking, a population just over 500K in WY presents less of a problem than well over a million in NH, especially since it appears to be a body far more inclined to Constitutional governance than the pink-0 slime that befoul NH. I still cannot for the life of me grok what possessed people to choose NH. Why not, then, NJ?
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    03-22-2017, 07:03 PM
    And here we see the practical virtues of closely-knit community. If like-minded people would establish such communities, after the first few such CPS agents left in body bags, we would see a quantum shift in government's habits of treading. Whether for the better... that would remain to be seen. We live in Empire, which is by its nature predatory. Empire inflames the inner predatory instincts of men in a morbid manner. Empire life is of a nature that similarly inflames the greed instinct far beyond its normal and healthy range of expression. Simple outer life inspires peaceable inner life, on the average. IMO, the complexities of Empire life drives human desire. Monument drives it. People see these huge contrivances of man and are inevitably driven to disrespect of their fellows for the sake of realizing their own grand vision. The greater out abilities to render great monuments into reality, the more drive we become on the average to want more of it and the less we are disposed to respect our fellows because we want what we want with so much suchness. We do not see this sort of thing, generally speaking, in tribal anarchic societies. There are exceptions - warlike tribes, but they seem to be a distinct minority. It seems very plausible to me that the over-stimulation of a man in these ways tends to result in the degradation of regard for one's fellows for the sake of those desires he would never be able to realize on his own. Therefore, he becomes willing to disregard the rights of his fellows for the sake of the collective agency that can realize his desires. This is, so far as I can tell, the basis of nearly all the "social" woes of Empire cultures since Sumer. It's a very simple scenario, actually. People become addicted to monument and achievement to such a morbid degree that they no longer care what others want. Beyond a threshold, the momentum of the mentality takes on a life of its own and all of a sudden disrespect of self and others becomes normalized to such an extent that those who do not get on the bandwagon become legitimized outcasts... at first. Eventually, they become criminalized and the next thing you know, its open season on them. This is the very pattern I have observed devolving over the course of my lifetime, the rate of advance having greatly accelerated since the world came to an end on 9/11/2001... and it did come to an end; it's just that most people have been unable or unwilling to see or accept this curious tidbit. Monument has driven endless greed, and Empire is all about monument. Empire came to us courtesy of the people of the middle-east, whose patriarchal filth has spread worldwide like a plague that now infects every crack and crevice of the earth. But I degress. Empire is fact, as is the likelihood that it will not be disappearing any time soon, if ever. Therefore, it perhaps behooves us to optimize freedom in the context of a social architecture that is inherently inimical to it. This would seem to suggest a path toward a sort of neo-feudalism in the face of ever more stridently violent and intrusive Empire such that these small and closely knit communities evolve such attitudes and practice that enable them to hold at arm's length those who would otherwise engage in actions such as that captioned in the OP.
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    03-22-2017, 05:12 PM
    This is midbrain humanity. It categorizes and extrapolates. This is the most basic hard-wired survival mechanism beyond the primitive reflexes such as heartbeat, breath, irises, and so on. Getting away from its endless effort is exhausting. Perhaps, then, we ought not fight it but live within the limitation it sets? I say this because we have been doing the same things over and over, trying to be something we are not. How well has that worked out for us?
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    03-22-2017, 04:54 PM
    The effort has proven woefully inadequate. Generally speaking, humanity has proven the same.
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    03-22-2017, 04:40 PM
    Well, with hundreds or thousands of examples of this sort of thing readily available for consumption, it becomes something of difficult for me to get too sympathetic for these parents who, in the wake of so many of these events, keep their children in public schools. It makes me think... think...
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    03-22-2017, 03:51 PM
    Well, if this pares their numbers significantly - say over 50%, I will have to call Obamacare an oblique success.
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    03-22-2017, 08:04 AM
    Good point(s).
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    03-22-2017, 07:02 AM
    Might be a repost, but who cares?
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    03-22-2017, 06:48 AM
    Seems I have once again failed to make clear my point. I agree with all you write, but the point is that given the risks, how likely is this person, for example, to make a stand? I don't know if we have what it takes even to be good slaves anymore, much less anything better.
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Short answer: If you are still fighting it you are losing it.
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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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