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    Today, 05:29 PM
    To hell with the filthy Turks. Shitty, nasty government.
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    Today, 03:51 PM
    For those of you not familiar with Hawkwind, you have lead a life of deprivation. No, seriously, you have.
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    Today, 02:14 PM
    Erm... um... erm... um... <FIDGET> erm... um... erm...
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    Today, 06:19 AM
    You enter into such contracts by will and not force. If you do not want the products/services in question due to the T&Cs, do not purchase. If you want the goods enough, you will accept the T&Cs. It is that simple. Why is this even a question? This is an example of the dregs of freedom that remain to us. God only knows how long it will be until we are forced to purchase such products and services. Don't laugh; we used to be able to drive without insurance. Not no mo'. And now we are forced upon pain of penalty to purchase "health insurance". Twenty years or so ago, few believed it would ever come to this. HERRO an'a wercome to a you fyoochuh!
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    Today, 06:12 AM
    Do we have an email address for these clowns? I have a message for them:
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    Today, 05:56 AM
    Ron Paul was never going to save us. To believe otherwise denotes a serious break with positive reality.
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    Today, 05:53 AM
    I've been using this sparingly for a few years, but am now of the opinion that it should be spread far and wide. Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce the FAIL-plex, denoted as FAIL^FAIL. What is a FAIL-plex, you ask? It is the ultimate in FAIL, both in quantity and quality. It could be called "ultra-FAIL" as well. It is infinite amounts of the most intense FAIL possible in this, or any other, universe. Ultra-FAIL used to be an uncommon phenomenon, but with the dawning of the "modern" age (makes one wonder what "modern" actually means) it has become ever more prevalent, now to the point that it threatens to become the new normal.
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    Today, 05:22 AM
    Truer words... † This is the good news in the bad. †† Oh look everybody, I'm so outraged. Whoopdie foiggin' doo.
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    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    So much for the avoidance of even an appearance of impropriety. Salting your administration with family isn't what I would have prescribed for a nation short on trust.
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    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    You may be ignoring a subtle, yet important point. Firstly, the genius of long past - say from the renaissance time - was HEAVILY managed or "guided" by the tyrant church, as well as the kingly equivalents. Michelangelo is one example of very many. His work on the Sistine Chapel, for one, was heavily interfered with by that douche cardinal whose name escapes me at the moment. Michelangelo was very lucky to have escaped what could easily have been mortal consequences had his depiction of said cardinal descending the steps into eternal damnation been taken in issue. Another was Gallileo. His astrological models were declared heretical and he damned nearly earned the stake. His genius strayed from the path of ecclesiastic approval and placed a set of crosshairs on his back for the remainder of his life. Then there was da Vinci who also treaded on thin ice at times. The genius of Mozart damned nearly got him in trouble at the time, not to mention is virtual captive status by the king who decided he owned the composer. Fast-forward to the age of "enlightenment". THAT is where we see the real advances that came in rapid fire, one upon the other. Why? I will tell you: it was because for the first time in the history of human Empire, genius was respected through the augmented recognition of INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS. No longer were men so blatantly regarded as the property of those in power. Such men as Planck, Rieman, Bohr, Hertz, Poisson, Einstein, Tesla, and so on, were actually FREE to engage in the exercise of their genius and make of it what they might. Never before had that been possible. The wicked and corrupt church had been muzzled, and much of the worst of the kings reined in... at least enough to make possible the Industrial Revolution, which would have been wholly impossible in the fifteenth century even had Watt and Carnot been born then and equally educated. Why? Because the product of their genius would have been seen by the rotten Church of Fear and Evil as a threat to their world view, and thus their power. Such men would have been reeled in, any resistance met with the stake or other equally horrid and criminal instrumentality. And now that we are on our way into a new political dark age, once again the yoke has been reintroduced upon the individual, every day another few grains of weight added to ensure that whatever greatness might reside within the head in question, it will remain tightly controlled by Themme and their agents so as not to bring forth anything that might attenuate their power in accord with the zero-sum world view they hold in such matters.
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    Yesterday, 08:32 AM
    Oh and one more thing: for a reputedly master strategist, Trump sure pooched when he promised "the wall". He should have promised to consider a wall. Now he is pretty well constrained to build it, much to the detriment of the nation and its coffers. Furthermore, who is to say the next president will not have it torn down in the wake of Mexican president's impersonation of Reagan's "tear down that wall!". We are in the hands of madmen, yet we sit meekly as they drive us to the chute in wait of the hammer. Amazing... AmeriKans. It appears we marinate in the Stupid and Compliant. This is where my hope fails me.
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    Yesterday, 08:29 AM
    Well, that's they way he apparently works. If it's not a put-on, then it's a good thing in comparison with what we've had to endure these past decades with all the polished BS issuing from teleprompters and the other evasive crap to which they cleave in the desperate efforts to avoid answering even the most innocuous questions. I greatly prefer this to that which we have been subjected if only because we can at least marginally trust what is being said, regardless of how insane or otherwise objectionable it may prove. This guy gives you something onto which to grab, whereas all the others have exuded naught but semantic grease. Perhaps you will agree that this is better, if only marginally. To wit: This is treasure absolute. Assuming he is seeing "$24B" somewhere other than his own mind and that it is somehow credible, we have a baseline. This is something Obama would NEVER have given... certainly not a honest number. Consider the Obamacare lies of that bastard: keeping your doctor, lower premiums, and so on. Then Trump gives a $10B figure, another solid and objective tidbit. Maybe it is possible, maybe not. But the real meat comes with his statement that it's "not a lot of money". If it's not, then I strongly suggest he give me 1% of it to subsidize my triggers, if he wants to talk the MBA talk about good investments. Yeah, I can talk the talk too, being a fellow MBA.
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    Yesterday, 04:28 AM
    The world has become an "interesting" place. I started a blog some years ago. Possibly I am flattering myself as I am a horrible judge of my own merits (which is why I usually default to "everything I do sucks", so as not to lead myself astray in the direction of auto-stroking), but I think I have done a fair to middling job of it. Ten-thousand views since late 2009 is an abysmal result, telling me that either indeed I suck or the average man has no interest in, or capacity for my efforts. Assuming for conversation's sake that I do not wholly suck, it would then follow that people are not in much of a mood for the rigors of freedom. Done that. Not much response, which leads me back to the notion that "I suck". The other possibility is that I just suck at self-promotion. I've never been one to whip it out and start waving it around like the world's largest flag poll, screaming "hey everybody, look at me!" Hell no. The ONE thing I don't like about Ron Paul is the cult that has arisen around him. It is essentially no different than the one that rose at the feet of men like Hitler and Jim Jones. What we need is not a Ron Paul, but fifty million like-minded and driven individuals of equivalent knowledge, capacities, drive, and habit. So long as we of the "liberty movement" retain this fetish for personalities, hoping for a new Moses to appear out of the mists to deliver us from our bondage, we shall remain in fact the Bowel Movement, for we are nothing more than that. The fact is that say that we want freedom, but clearly not enough to seize it. We only want it enough to "pray" someone comes along and gives it to us. Does this not remind us so very powerfully of those whom we claim to despise? Sadder and more ironically still is the fact that those at whom we look down our noses have been out there acting to get their hands on that which they say they want. Yes, they are almost equally guilty of wanting it given them, but that small difference between us - such as demonstrated by the rioters who tried to burn down Portland - is all the difference in the world because even though the goals were rotten and perhaps disingenuous, they DID get off the couch and into the action. Generally speaking, "we" do nothing beyond griping from behind a screen.
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    Yesterday, 03:41 AM
    You go too far, perhaps. We all fuck up. I do so daily, or so it seems sometimes. My point is that you may be correct, or not. Unless you have a direct line into the man's innermost thoughts, calling him "warmonger" speaks to an intention that may not be present. That, of course, may prove irrelevant in terms of the outcomes, but the distinction is still important to recognize, just as it is to avoid certain sorts of presumptions on the part of others. Doing so keeps us closer to precision in our communications, even if our accuracy is off - I trust you understand the difference between the two. One of the reasons we as a species tends to get into so much trouble is that we have become endlessly careless in the use of our words, which are the single most important possessions we have after our lives and our health. Words matter and part of my mission in life is to annoy the living crap out of everyone until the message sinks in. Casual construction leads to casual thought and it's all downhill from there. Is a man not allowed to make innocent errors of opinion? Criminy man, if I were held to the fire for every wrong opinion I held 40 years ago, there'd be nothing left of me but fly-ash. Now, compare with Obama, a man who held idiotic notions long ago and has remained as welded to them through to this day as a jihadist remains to his favorite goat.
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    Yesterday, 03:10 AM
    Seems in this case the fruit fell from the tree, rolled all the way down the mountain and into a fetid bog.
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    Yesterday, 02:57 AM
    Those of us old enough can remember a time when the very question at hand would have been deemed a stupidity only because so many people had the smarts to know how obvious the answer: this is low-rent political drama designed with the intent of frightening some people. The set of tacit assumptions on such matters are broad and deep, all of them carrying the subtext of doom. What appalls me in all this is not even so much the failure of intelligence that this sort of thing represents on the part of the common man, as his revolting timidity and barking cowardice. This could be forgiven in women, again speaking to the mean and not meant to suck in every individual, but that the men manifest such cowardliness is disgusting and pathetic beyond my ability to place words. This is perhaps a penultimate example of how Theye have managed to derail "traditional" (awful term, IMO) male characteristics in favor of supplanted female traits, turning men into what would have once been called "fairies". Progressives will naturally wish and perhaps even call for my head on a platter, as will some who deem themselves "evolved" and/or "modern". So be it. In my opinion, one of the defining characteristics of a "man" is courage. Proper women should also have courage, albeit I find that its expression takes somewhat differing forms. This is why the men I have known, those of my personal circle of which I am perhaps the least example, understand that the female is not to be expected to have the same timbre of courage as themselves, which not only seems well and good, but also satisfies the progressive's obsessive fascination with "diversity". A proper man, in my estimation, faces that which scares him sheet-white in the form of immediate physical threats. That is the very definition of "courage". Yet today we see men cowering like frightened little children right along with the women when subjects such as "government shutdown" arise as real possibilities in the immediate time-frame. It is embarrassing to witness it, so much so that it tends to evoke anger in real men, whose empathy is taxed too far in such cases, so deeply pathetic being the condition beheld. It is much like watching the suffering of a hopelessly injured animal; a proper adult puts such creatures to their rapid and merciful end not only for the sake of the animal's suffering, but to end their own at the hands of their empathy. Both parties feel the relief. When such suffering is prolonged beyond the point of absurdity, anger tends to be one of the common emotional responses precisely because we suffer through our empathic components, often beyond the point of tolerance. So it is I find it with these mangled, maimed examples of the male of the species who have been so horribly reduced that they cannot be rightly called "men" at all. Few things can one find that are as painfully and depressingly sad as this. Today, the nation drowns in them and we get to see just how true this is when the media radiates their tacit messages of pending apocalypse that are threatened with the words "government shutdown". The ignorance that is also represents would be difficult to overstate, as is the various lies that it represents. Were people both courageous and clued, they would yearn for such outcomes, which would likely never come to pass. But were they to, the welcome wagon would be broken out and grand parades held in honor of the miracle that had taken place.
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    04-24-2017, 02:38 PM
    This is busy.
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    04-24-2017, 10:21 AM
    Incredible, is it not? Had it been my son, well... I won't say what I'd do, lest BlackSWAT show up at 3AM for a visit. Great to know my freedom of speech remains intact.
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    04-24-2017, 10:18 AM
    People never seem to learn. It is as if the dumbass gene as taken over the "evolution" of the human animal. Repeat after me: 1. NEVER call police for any reason. 2. Until communities start sending police home in body bags, nothing is going to change, save for the worse. 3. When in doubt, refer to rules 1 and 2.
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    04-24-2017, 10:12 AM
    And that is precisely why she must win: to further establish the pattern. That way, when the world (of France) goes to hell in a cheap plastic bucket, nobody can say they were not given ample warning. Worldwide, shit's going to come down to one of two things: capitulation to Themme, or a fight to the death between conflicting parties. Does anyone see the world resolving into peaceful prosperity for all, given the prevailing conditions of the past 100+ years and no indication that anything fundamental will be changing prior to the big freeze in Hell?
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    04-24-2017, 10:07 AM
    Successful at what, precisely?
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    04-24-2017, 10:06 AM
    And so it has come to pass. I wage no war on anyone not waging it upon me. I paid no taxes for most of my working life. The virtues of the crackerjack accountant in an Empire culture cannot be overstated.
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    04-24-2017, 09:59 AM
    With a treasonous, poisonous Congress? With a judiciary run so far off the rails it will likely never see track again? Not on your life. Where do people get the idea that a president can drag a nation anywhere other than further down the chute to hell?
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    04-24-2017, 09:56 AM
    And we have a winner...
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    04-24-2017, 05:52 AM
    Yeah, except when it's not. The bottom fell out of the glass market a few years back. The recycler in Charleston dismantled their crusher because nobody would buy the granulated glass. They told me the price had fallen to seven cents per ton. You read that right. Of course I benefited by loading up several free tons of crush for use in the driveway. Mostly true, save in cases such as that cited above. When a market goes to crap... Even so, "government" is not the answer because the best possible solution with which they can come up is to rob Peter to pay Paul. It is the ONLY government answer. All others require no government.
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    04-23-2017, 09:32 PM
    Where have all the adults gone? It feels as if the world is being run by ill-bred second-graders. What brand of arrested development does it take to come up with such spectacular FAIL? Since it is impossible for nominally intelligent adults to be this fundamentally and perfectly stupid, one can only conclude that something else is at work here. Seriously - a wall? I've taught sixth-graders that showed better creative imagination. I am serious.
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    04-23-2017, 07:20 AM
    Firstly, my accountant kept me at effectively 0% tax on something on the order of $3MM. I paid $1500.00 total over the ten-year period, all 100% well within the letter of statute, so that point falls away. Secondly, moving to CH does not absolve you of such contribution. Be very careful in how you claim innocence because things are not quite so simple as you may think. We are all equally responsible for such things, so either we all share in guilt or we all enjoy innocence along that line. I've given no penny toward war-making, but if there is guilt to be borne, I still share in it because I have tolerated the war makers. Hiding oneself in a closet buys little insofar as culpability goes if indeed we share in the guilt of war making. If we do not, then there is not issue there for me and all the others who oppose murder on any scale. That's a very dangerous position you assume. The need for the means of self defense is always present in a world where scoundrels may be found in every nook and cranny. If you believe there are no tyrants in CH, you fool yourself. That they operate with greater subtlety and sense only means they are more clever and balanced in their wield of power, whereas those here in America are verily gone 'round the bend.
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    04-22-2017, 03:22 PM
    CELEBRITY DEATH MATCH. 'Nuff said. /thread.
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