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    Today, 08:31 PM
    What a world.
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    Today, 11:01 AM
    Careful there. Deep-fried turkey can create a big greece fire if you're not careful.
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    Today, 08:45 AM
    I'll just drop this in here for your pleasure.
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  • Ender's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 AM
    Just because you don't relate to a plant like a cat or dog, does not mean they don't have feelings- they do. Think about that next time you down some veggies. As for God:
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    Yesterday, 10:32 PM
    Exactly. And, I have worked with natural dairy farmers that treat their animals with great care. I am very particular about healthy natural living and respect for all life. And lilymc, I hate to tell you, but they are discovering that plants have intelligence too. Better think how your little vegan eatable friends are also being treated. http://factmyth.com/factoids/plants-have-senses/
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    Yesterday, 08:41 PM
    Sex, drugs, & rock 'n' roll.
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    Yesterday, 08:38 PM
    Ligers are totally cool.
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    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    Milk Myths Debunked: Dairy is Scary Ė or Not? February 8th, 2016  By: Julaine Treur Over the past few months, a new video about the dairy industry has been floating around the internet. Titled ďDairy is F*ing ScaryĒ it purports to show that dairy farming is cruel and inhumane. Erin Janus glibly rattles off dozens of myths about and misrepresentations of the dairy industry, while horrific images flash over the screen. Iíve watched the video numerous times, all the while shaking my head at the blatant lies gleefully rattling off this womanís tongue. At the request of one of my blog readers, Iíd like to try to address the claims Ms. Janus makes. More here:
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    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    "An armed society is a polite society." -Robert A. Heinlein-
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    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Natural milk is good for you & farmer/ranchers usually take good care of their animals. The problem is gov running the food market and making things like raw milk illegal. Get the gov out of everything and watch the industry, as well as consumers, get healthy
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    Yesterday, 09:22 AM
    Good talk. The only slight flaw is that he's not been where I have been with AI. The flaws he cites are present in the systems to which he has been exposed. They were not problems with the one on which I worked. That system is unlikely to ever see commercial light of day - not in our lifetimes anyhow. He so correctly identified US as the real problem. We always are.
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    Yesterday, 08:56 AM
    This only holds in the context that supports it. For example, in a land where the incentive for hard work is present, I agree with your assertion. I would even go so far as to say that in such an environment, more and more welfare recipients will come to be motivated to jump ship and strike out for greener economic pastures. This assumes all else equal, such as rationality and the absence of deep individual corruption, of course. But if we make these assumptions, then even the welfare recipient is likely to come to see how enterprise is worth the effort. People around him are well dressed, well fed, low in levels of toxic stress, happy, able to take vacations, and so forth. He who is on the dole lives very meagerly and cannot do the things those around him are able. Some of those people will tire of indolence and boredom, say "screw this", and give industry a shot. I understand the sentiment, but as stated this would be a potential disaster because human motivations and the decisions that descend therefrom are quite a bit more complicated than your words would imply. Once again, nice sounding, but where's the beef? There is no such thing as a "self correcting" system in such matters, at least in the sense you appear to suggest, if by innuendo. People are ALWAYS subject to changes of heart and are very often unwilling to live and let live. These two factors are central to the reasons the world is so deep in the muck. Freemen are by definition properly moral men. There is no other possibility. By "moral", I mean that they are educated as to the principles of proper human relations, hold an attitude of extreme intolerance toward those who do not share in knowledge, valuation, practice, attitude, and intolerant views necessary to become free and remain that way. Here, "moral" has nothing to do with whether one takes drugs, drinks, gambles, cusses like sailor, or engages in porno-grade gaysex with his neighbor three doors down. Just want to be clear.
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    02-17-2018, 09:01 PM
    5. The Democracy Myth Democracy is held up as the beacon of the free world - its badge of honour. Our politicians are more inclined to talk about the virtues of a democratic society, rather than a free one. It’s the new religion of the secular state. Democracy is not a means to any particular end, but an end in itself. But just what is democracy? It’s the idea that the majority is right. It’s the idea that morality can be decided by the counting of heads. It’s the idea that one man’s vote is as good as another’s. Historically, democracy is seen as a natural progression from Theocracy or Monarchy. Apart from the early democracy of Greece, human experience has largely be shaped by the rule of Church or King. So, shifting the balance of power to the ordinary person in the street was seen as a move in the right direction.
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    02-17-2018, 09:00 PM
    Published by SovereignLife.com Disclosure: Unlike a typical "Manifesto", which is a statement of things to be"done", The Sovereign Manifesto is a statement of things to be "undone" - in particular, certain cultural myths that can lock individuals into a particular "slave mindset". Theideas contained in this report may be considered by many to be heretical, revolutionary,radical, or even dangerous - and certainly capable of changing the existing social orderas we know it. But like all ideas, their power is only realised when they are put intoaction - by individual people. The 8 Deadly Myths That Conspire to Enslave You Have you ever asked yourself the question: "Why are things the way they are?"Have you ever got angry at the status quo - the stupidity, the injustice and the inertia?More importantly, have you ever tried to take off your cultural spectacles and view theworld anew? Itís certainly hard to do, if not near impossible for most people. And thereís a goodreason why. Our view of the world, and our relationship to it, is shaped by the world as it is - not how it could be. It is shaped by our genes, our family environment, our education,and the culture we grow up within - whatever nation or ethnicity. We are the product ofthe given, the existent - the accepted norm. Our traditional thinking is therefore a product of our past.
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    02-16-2018, 05:52 PM
    Still with this ridiculously ignorant analogy?! lol. So, I guess your response would be to centrally-plan what people trade for because you know better than each individual what they should value? The truth is, in your faulty analogy, the person gained their wealth through trade and then squandered it. The trade wasn't the problem - it's what was done afterwards.
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    02-16-2018, 05:43 PM
    Tariffs are a pious government telling them that their terms aren't "fair" and one of them needs to pay more.
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    02-16-2018, 05:36 PM
    Ugh. It doesn't matter what you trade for. If it's more valuable to you than the FRN's you've given up to get it, you have increased your wealth. That's the point. With trade, you always get more than you give. That's kinda the whole point!
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    02-16-2018, 05:33 PM
    Very wise post. You'll never see the media going after psychotropic drugs - the manufacturers of these drugs are some of the media's biggest advertisers!
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    02-16-2018, 05:30 PM
    Dude, just give it up. You're out of your depth here. It would be wise to recognize it.
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    02-16-2018, 05:29 PM
    So, I think remedial economics is in order for you. You're crossing your wires trying to make this analogy. But in theory, if what you are getting is more valuable to you than your money, then yes! Because you'd have goods to sell for more money later. You only trade to INCREASE your wealth - not to decrease it. What you seem to be suggesting is that we are trading more dollars than the value we are getting in return - but that is obviously not true. If it were, the trade wouldn't happen.
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    02-16-2018, 05:05 PM
    Dammit, you all! Stop making me agree with Zippy!
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    02-16-2018, 05:03 PM
    Do you even econ, bro? There is not such thing as a trade deficit. When you trade, both side win. They may get a surplus of dollars, but we get a surplus of goods. Ron Paul has often said that we should just drop ALL of our barriers to trade, regardless of what other countries may or may not do. Tariffs are like cutting yourself to make your neighbor bleed.
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    02-16-2018, 04:50 PM
    Never let a tragedy go to waste. Democrats want to take away your guns, and Republicans want to increase the police state. greaaat. I wonder... A kid use a gun to take the lives of 17 people and we all call him a psychopath. But these guys use their tools (media, legislation, government edict) to steal the liberty of millions of Americans; what do we call them?!
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    02-16-2018, 12:41 PM
    Sorry, but you are mistaken. If you want to make a point, please do so explicitly so a meager intellect such as mine will comprehend. Or not. Your choice, of course. PS: I said no such thing. I wrote that your specific response was innuendo and that is was not explicit. It may be interpreted in several ways, meaning your response was, to use computer science parlance, "non-deterministic".
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  • osan's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 10:58 AM
    Actually no, you did not. It was innuendo.
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  • Ender's Avatar
    02-15-2018, 10:25 PM
    Agree- I can't rep him at the moment either.
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    02-15-2018, 10:15 PM
    Yep. I've worked with a lot of troubled youth and most of them just need to be loved & accepted. The answer to all this, IMHPOV, is: Get the government out of so-called "education". The gov indoctrination system is destroying kids. Quit drugging kids. Period.
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    02-15-2018, 08:31 PM
    If you have a point to make, why not do so explicitly?
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