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    Today, 10:06 PM
    I assume catfish tastes like chicken?
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    Today, 05:05 PM
    Adios, humanity. It's been fun.
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    Today, 05:03 PM
    Hey it's 2017 and a fucked up year. Why not?
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    Today, 03:26 PM
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to HitoKichi again.
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    Today, 01:29 PM
    Ron Paul = Cured my apathy. 2016-2017 = Don't give a fuck. Going back to my bunker.
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    Today, 01:27 PM
    Wake me when they look like Major from Ghost in the Shell:
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    Today, 01:22 PM
    They can always just use the ones from Monopoly....
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    Today, 01:10 PM
    Question for you Zippyjuan : Is all money inherently the government's money? The tone of your posts on economic matters suggests you think that all money is 'spoken for' already by the government and it's by the good graces of the State that they let us poor citizens keep a portion of it. I don't give a good god damn about 'lost revenue.' It's not the god damned government's money. It's the PEOPLE's money. If letting people keep more of THEIR PROPERTY AND DOLLARS is too much for poor old uncle sam to handle... might I suggest that GOVERNMENT IS TOO FUCKING BIG and they should cut spending by trillions, not search for more of MY property to fund their bullshit statist fantasies like endless war, the MIC, endless welfare, etc.
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    Today, 01:09 PM
    Neil deGrasse Tyson has released a new video aimed at a what he sees as a growing anti-intellectualism problem in the United States. It was released at the same time as the March for Science and many Earth Day demonstrations. He reflects on what he thinks made America great and what’s stalling progress today. Science used to be respected, but today, there is a growing crowd of science-deniers who threaten our “informed democracy.” The real anti-intellectual move, however, is conflating science, the scientific method, and truth to be one and the same. Fundamentally, science is any human attempt at discovering truth. What is true exists independently from what humans believe to be true or how humans arrive at truth claims. The scientific method, the process of using repeated experiments in an attempt to validate or falsify the conclusions of previous experiments, is but one way humans attempt to discover truth. The purpose of the video was to call out the obstinate, ignorant voters who deny what many regard as certain truths handed to them by a body of elite, trustworthy scientists. Yet Tyson and the marchers border on an equally dangerous view: scientism. Scientism isn’t scientificScientism is the over-reliance on or over-application of the scientific method. Scientism has many forms, one of which is the use of empirical methods to do economic science, or the dismissal of claims not based on experiment results that question other claims that are based on experiment results. Mises dealt with scientism repeatedly, and closely guarded the boundary between economics and other sciences. The scientific method is not universally appropriate. Consider an extreme case: if you measured a few right triangles and observed that the sides did not correspond to what the Pythagorean theorem says, would you toss the Pythagorean theorem, or would you reexamine your measurement method? Would you dismiss the logical geometric relation in favor of the scientific method? The scientific method is particularly suited for the natural sciences. It’s hard to recommend a different method than experimentation and observation to answer questions about chemical reactions, astrophysics, quantum mechanics, and biology. The scientific method is unnecessary or even ill-suited in other areas, however. Consider these questions, and what sort of approach is appropriate to answer them: What is 17 divided by 3? All else held equal, what are the effects of an increase in demand for blue jeans? Who should I invite to my party? What are the effects of expansionary monetary policy on employment, prices, incomes, production, consumption, and borrowing? How should I treat people? Of course, Neil deGrasse Tyson wouldn’t recommend using the scientific method to answer all of these questions (hopefully), but the point is that empiricism and experimentation are limited in their appropriate applications. The scientific method does not have a monopoly on truth. Always open to falsificationThe scientific method has another large limitation: conclusions derived solely by experimentation are always susceptible to falsification by just one aberrant observation. For this reason and others, even wide consensus among scientists should be met with at least some skepticism before the heavy hand of the government gets involved. In 1992, the government, backed by the scientific community, told you that you needed 6-11 daily servings of bread, cereal, rice, and/or pasta to maintain good nutrition (and that saturated and animal fats are to be avoided). Many government policies and public school food offerings were based on this recommendation, including, suspiciously, agricultural subsidies and import tariffs. But then, years later, new information revealed this to be terrible advice, after a big jump in diabetes diagnoses and obesity rates.
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    Today, 12:40 PM
    Well he's been 100% right about Trump so far. Ryan should be resigning as House Speaker any minute. Trump will be passing Rand's plan any minute. Trump will become a non-interventionist at any minute. Trump will cut the deficit any day now. The god emperor is just laying low until he has the deep state right where he wants him.... Trump's a genius... or didn't you know?
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    Today, 12:38 PM
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    Today, 12:26 PM
    Maybe if we run for the hills and the pine forests and live like hitchhikers the situation will resolve itself
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    Today, 11:40 AM
    The Freedom Caucus has folded. Rep. Mark Sanford, Rep. Jim Jordan, and the rest of the Freedom Caucus have surrendered. snip
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    Today, 10:48 AM
    Israel just blew up a part of the Damascus Airport in Syria:
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    Today, 10:05 AM So basically they would go from 7 tax brackets to 3: 35%, 25%, and 10% (although they don't say what income levels trigger each bracket)... eliminates Alt Min and Death Tax, cuts Corp Tax rate to 15%... doubles the standard deduction, which would reduce taxes (or increase your tax return) by a lot... not sure if this tax plan keeps the mortgage interest deduction as I've read differing accounts. It's definitely a step in the right direction. I'm pretty sure I'd be in the 10% category, especially with the doubling of the standard deduction to $24,000 for AGI. I'd support this. Not my ideal tax plan, but shit I'd go for this in a heartbeat.
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    Today, 09:54 AM
    I'd like to know more about the new bill. Hopefully the Freedom Caucus didn't fold for 30 pieces of silver.
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    Today, 09:52 AM
    Jones is on some serious drugs. Anyone who's known an addict can see what's happening here. Hope he gets some help. I also hope he shuts the fuck up.
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    Crazy 'bout that hard headed woman o' mine.

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    sorry. don't know how i missed you.
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    under what name?
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    Thanks for the +rep!
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    Yeah. Wilson paved the way for FDR, just as Lincoln paved the way for Wilson.
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    Humility is a virtue, and I embrace anyone that strives for it, no matter which path they take.

    Actions speak louder than words.

    Watch my feet, not my mouth.

    That's why I love Ron Paul!!!!!

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    Well... like I say - It's not meant to be a quote

    I like the Old Testament for the history of that part of the world, particularly the history of the Jews.

    I like the New Testament for the teachings of Jesus. Don't care much for the teachings of Paul.

    I think we (the West) can learn a lot from the spirituality of India regarding killing, vegetarianism, and karma.

    I consider myself 'spiritual', rather than 'religious'.

    My favorite church in town is a Hare Krishna temple
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    nah... I don't think so ("don't kill" vs "don't murder")

    I like the King James Version "don't kill". He assembled the greatest biblical scholars in Europe at the time - arguably the most intensely researched translation in history.

    Plus, 'murder' implies (by definition) that we shouldn't kill humans, while 'kill' implies we shouldn't kill anything - if we don't have to. I feel the same way. Bad karma.
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