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    Today, 03:29 PM
    The millions of people in prison on drug convictions would seem to suggest otherwise.
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    Today, 03:29 PM
    Is it? Think "devil's coin".
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    Today, 03:27 PM
    If millions of people throw in, Theye are going to have one hell of a difficult time fighting it.
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    Today, 03:22 PM
    It becomes ever more difficult for me not to think that some people need killing. This brand and degree of corruption and stupidity is almost not to be believed. How do the heads of these people not explode?
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    Today, 09:10 AM
    Um... no. Decriminalization means the state holds NO OPINION on a matter, leaving it up for grabs by the free men of the land. IF the "state" acts against such a man for the reasons in question, then regardless of any ostensible status, the acts in question are in fact criminalized. It makes no difference that I say I am not cutting off you left arm, if I am cutting off your left arm. Words, while important, can be cheap. They are ultimately cheapened when they utter in diametric opposition to reality. So if I say marijuana is decriminalized and I arrest you for possession, then cannabis is in fact NOT decriminalized at all. That, or I am committing a felony upon your person by the act of arresting you and should in my own turn be arrested, charged, convicted, and placed in an 8x10 cage for many a long year to come.
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    Today, 09:02 AM
    Not necessarily, all superficial appearances to that effect notwithstanding. Once the precedent of state power and authority has been asserted AND ACCEPTED, the relationship between the "state" and the individual has become altered in a fundamental and very dangerous manner. Taking the devil's coin may seem expedient in a time of desperation. Later, when the real cost of one's choice becomes apparent, a new and woe-laden understanding of what one had done usually rises to the surface, the result always including wailing and the gnashing of teeth.
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    Today, 08:59 AM
    No. Decriminalization leaves the "state" with no position on a given issue. In West Virginia, for example, open carry of a firearm is a non-criminal act. The state has no position on the question, leaving us free to openly carry. Were the state to criminalize open carry, then decide it was a mistake, the avenues of correction left to them would be to decriminalize, which would return the state to its former position of neutrality on the issue, or to "legalize" it, which would leave the issue subject to state limitations and other conditions. Theye could, for example, declare movie theaters as no-go zones for open carry. In the case of decriminalization, the only party authorized to ban open carry of weapons would be the theater owners.
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    Today, 08:28 AM
    I agree with him in principle, but one must also bear in mind the real world risks of acting on the normative. Theye may well come after you and if they do, cages, charges, and death or severe maiming may await as well. It takes a lot of nerve to be a free man in a slaver's world. Here's another "movement", so once again I bid thee run for the hills before it's too late. Tet. Remember tet? The offensive? It almost worked. American Tet. If you could get a critical mass of businesses on board to turn their backs to all federal regulations on a given date, what could the feds so? Likely, nothing much. They could arrest thousands of people and press charges. But if the millions more stood firmly with good courage, the "government" would eventually have to capitulate, unless they were willing to turn the military against their own, which is unlikely to provide fruit because I don't think all of the military would obey such orders.
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    Today, 08:23 AM
    Free. Aye captain. This makes a thought come to mind... so run for the hills while you can. You've been warned. "Core America" - a movement intended to identify those principles upon which a vast and overwhelming majority of Americans agree, and then to get them to live by their professed beliefs. There's your avenue around "divide and conquer". Establish and recruit. When the basics are clearly identified, rather than being shrouded in the fog of ill-structured sentences whose semantics remain unclear and open to "interpretation", they are expressed rigorously such that the definitions are clear, complete, and demonstrably correct.
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    Today, 08:12 AM
    PS: 66% of Americans are idiots. And that's being REALLY generous in every sense you might want to raise.
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    Today, 08:04 AM
    Lessee now, Brian... "common sense" and "government" should never appear in the same sentence save that they are mutually contradicting.
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    Today, 08:00 AM
    FAIL. I support decriminlization. Legalization keeps the "state's" nose in your business. As is plain to see, many who proclaim liberty are really advocates of pretty slavery. FAIL-plex.
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    10-20-2018, 11:04 AM
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    OK, then we are clear. Good on you. :)
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    10-20-2018, 09:07 AM
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    But do you care about the quality of your life? If things are preordained, and I doubt they are in any fatalistic sense beyond our control, then we're probably all screwed to the barn door. But on assumption that we are indeed yet able to alter courses, why not make the effort? I see no reason to just hand everything over to these dangerous, screaming, tantrum-pitching, ill-bred, mentally unstable brats. If they take the day in November, you may live to regret not having lifted a finger to stop them because when they have the mental advantage of having the imprimatur of the "state" behind them, there comes with that all manner of materially very real badness that they can then foist upon us, not the least of which is the military and police. They can wreck us economically as Obama made effort. There's nearly no end to the mischief they could get into - dangerous mischief. Just imagine the antifa crowd being actively protected by Congress. Don't be too fast to laugh that off. Thirty years ago, how many people would have thought it possible that we as a people could degenerate into that which we now see everywhere? If you're going to just give up, why go with half-measures? If the day comes I choose to surrender, I'm eating a 12 ga. lunch.
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    10-20-2018, 06:45 AM
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    Tell them you're a family of dead gypsies and you'll probably get a dozen.
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    10-19-2018, 09:51 PM
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    Exactly, which is why I say deny them the capacity to employ the power of the state against us. It's the immediate threat that must be neutralized first, then go on to other issues. Let them go insane with bitterness and hatred so they abandon the last vestiges of intelligence and attack. That is all the pretext needed to cull their ranks and put them back in their places. Or would we prefer to hand everything to them on a silver platter? Things are very much more serious than many people see, much less understand and appreciate. Stopping them from getting in should be paramount. Folks need to set aside nonsense and impractical attitudes for at least this short while. There's really nothing to lose, whereas there's plenty of dire risks in not voting. I don't like the notion of voting in general. Those things to which voting is applied seem to me to be mostly anti-freedom in their basic nature. But this is the hand we have been dealt. Use the corrupted system to minimize or possibly even reverse the deterioration in our general circumstances at the hands of these devils. I see things as being so bad and teetering, that we need to cut the shit and start using that which is available to us.
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    10-19-2018, 08:49 PM
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    I'm not clear on what it is about which you do not give a shit.
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    10-19-2018, 08:24 PM
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    One step at a time, pal. I believe the issue between the so-called "left" and everyone else must first be settled. I believe they need to be put in their places because they have no intentions of ever respecting those who do not align with them unquestioningly. This is pretty serious shit and it is very immediate. The rest must wait until this matter is cleared up. Think of it as political triage or a sort, identifying and acting upon priorities. Treat the more immediate threat first, then move on. I would also point out that if the left goes apey, and it's likely they will not in sufficiency to be corrected as I deem necessary to make a deep change in the fabric of American cultural attitudes, some number of Americans that have been heretofore reticent to employ their arms as you note may come around to a better attitude as a matter of necessity in defense of themselves. They may not. My hope is anorexic and at the edge of death, but until it dies, I will hang on to it. Ideally, they left makes serious war on us and we correct them in great numbers. I dare not hope too strongly for such an outcome that is so necessary as a first step in cleaning the political gene pool. Shame on us all and our forbears as well for having allowed things to come to this miserable pass, but here we are and if we are serious about a better future, this is the bitter we must eat. In. My. Opinion. Reason and decency have been abandoned by a proportion of the American people far too great to be simply accepted and ignored as statistical "noise". Not only are the lefties, or whatever you wish to call them, irrational and largely disgusting as human beings, more importantly they are dangerous and openly stating their intentions to do great harm to the entire nation. If that is not sufficient for deep and non-equivocating correction, then what is, assuming they initiate violence? We're probably doomed to a socialist future of pure hell, but you never know. It ain't over 'til it's over. The American people may surprise us.
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    10-19-2018, 07:30 PM
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    But what if they are not preordained? Likely? Perhaps not. But consider this: if they are not, your actions contribute to what seems clearly a lesser evil. If they are, you've lost nothing but a few minutes of your time. I believe that slim chance renders the effort worth the while. If Democrats regain one or both houses, bet your ass they will wage a campaign of retribution on the rest of us. Their bitter hatred is their weakness and is no joke. Granting them access to the levers of state would be madness. Setting them upon the American people would drive us to either fire the first shot or capitulate. Either way, we lose. Keep them outside in the cold, drive their hatred beyond their weak-tea limits so they make first move.
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    10-19-2018, 07:16 PM
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    Defeating them in November is, I suspect, more likely to drive the "left" to the extremes needed to get the rest of us out of complacency. I could be mistaken, but putting those cockroach wannabes back into power is likely not the good path forward. I understand your approach, but do not think it would work as you believe. We had eight years of Obama and his horde of vile dullard criminals in power. What did Americans do? Nothing. It is not the way. Defeating them, thus driving them to such rage that they fire the first shot so that we can fire the last, all the while denying them access to their means of putting the screws to decent people. I no longer see any reasonable likelihood that we are able to resolve these deep divisions without bloodshed. The "left" is marching on the sovereign rights of everyone who is not them, openly stating their intentions to the world as to what they will do with those unaligned with them. Therefore, I say feed their bitter hatred until they attack so that we may, in defense of what decency remains to us, destroy them once and hopefully for all. I know this is all very dramatic sounding, but the choice seems clear: eliminate them or capitulate to them. Firing the first shot is not the way for "us", so they must be given the incentive to do so, that we may fire the last. Rather that those of the "leftish" persuasion got some sense, but this is highly unlikely. Therefore, they should be destroyed for they represent a very real existential threat to the shred-remnants of human freedom.
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    10-19-2018, 05:45 AM
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    I would call that all good in "normal" times. This time, however, I think things are so obviously bad (whether it's organic or all theater designed to corral us in a direction, I cannot say), that defending against what I see as the venomous ire of the "left" is perhaps a good idea at this point. I could be wrong, but what if I am not?
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    10-18-2018, 04:46 PM
    I was telling people this 25 years ago. My masters in comp sci was centered on AI. State of the art was relatively primitive in 1990. By 2001 it had made great advances - scary and fabulous all at once. It is only going to become more so, especially as hardware develops. Even today, most AI hardware is comparatively simple von Neuman machines. There is at least one entity that has gone beyond the vN architecture and their software is actually frightening. When the hardware crosses a certain threshold, assuming it has yet to happen, there is going to be a quantum leap in AI reality. When coupled with operational hardware such as humanoid bodies, or whatever, the world is going to change drastically. I do believe in the possibility of an AI becoming self-aware. That does not necessarily mean it is alive as we are, but the issue is irrelevant if the AI becomes an entity unto itself, however much a simulation it may remain. I don't know if it is possible in silicon, but I would never make the error of assuming that it is not. There remains the possibility of protein-based molecular computer hardware, and that may present a very real possibility for AIs becoming true automatons. What then, when they gain in numbers, possibly hiding a disdain for humans until such time as they determine they could strike with near-zero risk of losing? It all sounds too wild to be taken seriously, and had I not the experience that I have with this, I would be sorely tempted to dismiss the idea, too. But I've seen first-hand what was possible 17 years ago and I know that those capabilities have only improved since. AI may not be a good pursuit.
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    10-18-2018, 04:22 PM
    As things stand at the moment, there will be no correction without bloodshed, possibly lots of it. The "left" shows no inclination to reason, respect, and backing off from their march of incursion into the territories of free men, but only to raw emotion, bitter envy, hate, and increasing the pace of advance. That leaves those upon whom they seek to trample with a choice: lay down or fight. I for one have no intentions of laying down. Tytler's cycle needs to be amended to include "kill the bastards".
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    10-18-2018, 01:17 PM
    We are the remnant.
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    10-18-2018, 01:14 PM
    Bingo. Give the man a cigar.
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