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    03-12-2019, 08:52 AM
    https://freedomisobvious.blogspot.com/2019/03/secfree-biggest-lie.html I have found it most curious to observe the nearly universal acceptance of one of the most poisonous of the tacit assumptions upon which humans operate. It is that of the false dichotomy of security and freedom. I will henceforth refer to this as the "Secfree" fallacy, a penultimate lie that says one must choose between freedom and security. Secfree has enabled tyrants of every stripe to cow vast populations into accepting their caprice, Continuing as standard practice even today, few if any of the other tools in the tyrant's bag of tricks can boast of what appears to be a nearly perfect record of success, playing on the mid-brain fear of the individual that if they do not waive just a "smidge" of their freedoms, the boogieman is going to get them and do terrible, unspeakable things. Secfree may in fact be the ultimate zero-sum belief. However, as with so many other fallacies and outright lies, once exposed to the withering light of anything better than the most carelessly casual examination, the true nature of Secfree comes into sharp focus.
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    03-11-2019, 08:59 AM
    This is a topic on which I'd meant to write, but never got to it. This fellow beat me to the punch and I do not feel I can add anything of fundamental value. This is a a good post and you are well served to read it. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It’s not an accident that I pronounce “unalienable” the way I do. I understand that most people pronounce it as you described and I understand that my “mis-pronouncing” the word will probably “jar” their “ear”. While most of the world seems to pronounce “unalienable” as “un-A-lee-un-a-ble,” I intentionally pronounce the word “un-a-LEEN-a-ble”. Why? Because the meanings of the words “inalienable” and “unalienable” are vastly different and I wish to make absolutely clear whenever I use the latter instead of the former.
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    03-10-2019, 10:32 PM
    Once again, the solution is simple, if inconvenient: travel in heavily armed and ready packs, large enough to give those cowards much to think about. Imagine, upon hassling the first car, the occupants of the next ten vehicles emerge with AR10s, loaded, unlocked, and ready to defend a member of the group. Those pussies would shut their holes, quit their jobs, and lock themselves in their houses, never to be seen or heard in public again.. But no. Too inconvenient. So SUCK IT, America. Your freedoms are all but lost and still you refuse to act. We deserve every misery that is heaped upon us, FTW.
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    03-10-2019, 01:27 PM
    I welcome all comments and ideas. This is but a first draft which doubtlessly needs tuning in the details. The timber of intolerance, however, is not up for much discussion, save perhaps to make it even more strident.
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    03-10-2019, 01:25 PM
    https://freedomisobvious.blogspot.com/2019/03/some-new-rules-for-police.html Given how police tend to run amok, always dangerously and often murderously, it is clear that we the people, those to whom all cops swear an oath of fealty and faithful service, are obliged to set the conditions under which police may act, including the metes and bounds of such action, as well as the penalties they shall face in cases where they violate their oaths. The new rules: 1. If a death occurs at police hands, all cops with immediate involvement are instantly put on unpaid leave for not less than one year, no exceptions. Any cop found to have been unjustifiably culpable for an on-duty death, his career is terminated as of the date of the injury event that lead to it. Beyond any criminal penalties that may be incurred, in addition the terminated cop may never again become a sworn agent for any establishment, state or federal. Furthermore, he is barred from holding any other government position, whether elected, appointed, or hired. These banishments are to stand for the remainder of the debarred-cop's life.
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    03-07-2019, 05:20 PM
    Still speaking in vagaries. "Justice" may have any of several senses. You have not been clear in yours, leaving your statement essentially meaningless. Other than the three tenets, I would burn it to the waterline. Those tenets state:
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    03-07-2019, 07:44 AM
    I see what you're doing, but it is simplistic. Turns on the sense of "justice".`
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    03-06-2019, 06:06 AM
    And so what if it does? Clever wording, tacitly assuming facts not in evidence to support your unsupported position. Nicely done, save that it fails. I support full secession. I also support full accountability of each sovereign to his fellows insofar as his actions may impact their equal rights.
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    03-06-2019, 05:48 AM
    Your point it well taken and had not escaped my notice in the past. It is, however, the product of false assumptions, the primary one being that justice is more important than freedom. There are no guarantees in life. Shit happens, and sometimes there is no recompense. I am of the school, the mind of which prefers every criminal go free than a single innocent be falsely punished. So tell us, which would you prefer? The veto power of the individual is preferable to the tyranny of the wad, at least to me. The world is not going to be perfect by any far stretch, no matter what one does. I therefore prefer the imperfection of freedom to that of tyranny. You, of course, may choose to see it differently.
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    03-04-2019, 10:49 PM
    Badculo. God bless America.
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    03-04-2019, 10:23 PM
    osan started a thread Toppik in Open Discussion
    Years ago there was hair in a spray can. It didn't last long. I figured it was gone forever. But no. As I type these words there is an ad on the idiot box for "toppik". It's not a spray, but you apply it as if you were putting salt on a steak. One can only wonder how long that one will be around and, when it fails, how long it will be before someone tries this idea yet again.
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    03-04-2019, 10:19 PM
    If the individual is able to secede, then the issue of states' right to secede becomes irrelevant.
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    03-04-2019, 10:17 PM
    But that wasn't what I wrote. I agree with you - a contract is a binding agreement. My point has a good analogy in the old saw about two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner: rights are not additive. The rights of the two do not supersede those of the third. One of the greatest problems with humans is that they do not concur. Why? Because they are rotten sumbitches who want what they want, talk a big talk, yet don't walk a step of it when to do so is inconvenient.
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    03-04-2019, 03:14 PM
    In recent years, many who ID as "liberty lovers" have been making much speak of the idea of secession. The notion, while in itself valid, has to my knowledge not been discussed as to the particulars insofar as what it means in practice. What does it mean to "secede"? As always, the dictionary should be our first friend in establishing the semantic baseline from which we shall operate. Worcester's Dictionary of 1840: SECEDE: n. To withdraw from union of fellowship in society, or in any matter or business; to separate oneself; to retire. Webster's of 1828: SECE'DE, verb intransitive
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    03-04-2019, 03:07 PM
    https://freedomisobvious.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-right-to-secede.html In recent years, many who ID as "liberty lovers" have been making much speak of the idea of secession. The notion, while in itself valid, has to my knowledge not been discussed as to the particulars insofar as what it means in practice. What does it mean to "secede"? As always, the dictionary should be our first friend in establishing the semantic baseline from which we shall operate. Worcester's Dictionary of 1840:SECEDE: n. To withdraw from union of fellowship in society, or in any matter or business; to separate oneself; to retire. Webster's of 1828:SECE'DE, verb intransitive
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    03-01-2019, 03:02 PM
    This is Mario at Drexel. I used to sit there and eat my lunches during my MBA stint. I don't recall any blood sucking.
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    03-01-2019, 02:54 PM
    Time Is Here Time is here. It always has been, and it always shall be. The nexus is now.
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    02-21-2019, 09:55 AM
    I'm a pretty decent cabinet maker. If someone will provide the lumber, I will build the gallows... or guillotine.
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    02-21-2019, 09:54 AM
    Valid points. Do not become that against which you hold complaint.
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    02-21-2019, 09:51 AM
    OK then. That's all I wanted to know. Seems credible enough, at least for now. Doesn't make any immediate sense that this would be planted, controlled opposition disinformation, though you can never really know, given how subtle strategy can get, regardless of its validity in terms of results. If only the cops would be more like this... such as in mind their own fucking business where no crime is in progress. Kid fires up a spliff on the courthouse steps, police do nothing in spite of the drug laws precisely because those laws aren't.
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    02-21-2019, 09:02 AM
    Nice sounding theory. Not so good in practice. I will add that China claims Okinawa as its own.
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    02-21-2019, 09:01 AM
    No problem with the measure in principle. In reality, though, I have lots of problems with it because humans.
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    02-21-2019, 08:59 AM
    Great stratagem... maybe. Will the chromos remember? Only time will tell, but given what I see these days, the promise is small. Trump could personally hand out blowjobs to the gayhorde and it seems to me that many would still hate him just because he is Trump.
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    02-21-2019, 08:55 AM
    How do you know this? I would not be surprised, mind you. Question: since all arrests and investigations are public property, how could cops be prosecuted for releasing to the public that which belongs to it? That's a semi-rhetorical question, though I'd still like to hear the tortured reasoning in justification of such charges. I would also say that as much as I despise cops, those responsible should be rallied behind and given the strongest possible protections, if anything were to develop along these lines. Whistleblowers need to be supported when they do the right things.
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    02-21-2019, 08:51 AM
    Humans.
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    02-21-2019, 08:50 AM
    Hold on now... until seemingly recently, Coulter seems to have been ready to volunteer her head for Trump's giggles. Now this? I swear, there seems to be nothing to which one may lend trust.
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    02-21-2019, 08:44 AM
    It never applied.
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