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    Today, 09:27 AM
    https://thehighwire.com/news/san-francisco-closes-in-n-out-burger-after-defying-citys-vaccine-rule/?fbclid=IwAR2yqOeN_KYnznpcX3J6JKmoinCdq7DTOeMZc1ucUwb9JVhuG1mOB-x46eM
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 08:00 AM
    Agreed. But I think it may be 20 years before people start to realize what a colossal mistake all of this was. "Climate of Opinion" is a hard thing to turn. The human race has always gone through these periods where this is a dominate opinion that conflicts with morality, but because the opinion dominates, it's hard for people to recognize it as immoral. Especially, when the people who hold that opinion have claimed the moral high ground and shame any opposition. Eventually, it'll turn around, but it can take a LONG time. (Think human slavery, church-states, crusades, holocausts, wars of convenience, etc.)
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    Today, 07:22 AM
    Intel for one. They're the biggest one I know of. There are many others. There's a lot of pressure pushing on both sides of the scale. Even if it seems to be tilting one way. I wouldn't underestimate the force of the economic pressures companies face not to mandate vaccines. And with every month that passes, the arguments in favor of them will have less and less weight (assuming that the feds never do end up issuing the threatened private employer mandate). At this point, I think one of the strongest psychological reasons for pro-vaccine mandate people to be so stubborn about it is the fallacy of sunk costs. They can't bear the thought of how disastrous their policies were if they admit that they didn't have the benefits promised. At some point, this fact will be generally accepted. Perhaps, as with the case of WMD's in Iraq, the guilty will just try to quietly move on and dodge questions about what they will by that time be able to characterize as old news.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 AM
    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to jmdrake again."
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 06:52 AM
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to jmdrake again. Great job, JM! EVERYONE needs to do this. At every point! (Here's mine: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?556132-What-are-you-doing-in-preparation-of-losing-your-job&p=7062564#post7062564) If anyone in here gets a notice of any sort, be sure to push back HARD! Do NOT make it comfortable for businesses to do this. Remind them of the value you have provided them and the future value they stand to lose. Remind them of the lawsuits coming their way. Remind them of anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliatory laws. Be respectful, but be LOUD. Do NOT comply. Do NOT voluntarily quit - make them fire you or terminate your contract. If you must quit of terminate on your own, be VERY clear about the reason they are losing you. There are lots of us! We need to make our voices heard. If not our voices, then our feet - by walking away. They are behaving unethically, but if people make it easy for them, why would they stop?
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:28 AM
    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Occam's Banana again."
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    10-17-2021, 03:10 AM
    This statement flies in the face of all reason and logic. SMGDH
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  • CCTelander's Avatar
    10-17-2021, 03:08 AM
    Well, at least you're consistent. Consistently wrong, but consistent nonetheless.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 09:34 PM
    And this goes here: https://variety.com/2021/film/news/superman-new-motto-dc-fandome-1235090712/
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 09:15 PM
    The best activism is to use the exit. It always is. That's one of the reasons the free market works so well - it's easy to exit if you're not satisfied. Trying to get a school board to listen to protesters may work a little sometimes. I'm sure there'll be some wins there. But removing children is THE best thing anyone can do. We should make signs to picket along side these parents, "PULL YOUR KIDS OUT: They won't understand anything else." And then give them the information in those online resources. I wonder if there's any organizations that would help with that effort?
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 08:52 PM
    Man, the more I see this guy, the more I like him. I'm not necessarily a religious person, but it's great to see the value that his religious understanding is giving him. They're going to try to tear him down. They'll say he's promoting his book and apparel company. They'll demean his motivations. They'll dig into his past. And they'll make sure those ventures fail. He'll be lucky if they don't fabricate some scandal against him. He needs strength, but it looks like he has it. He just needs to keep it.
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  • CCTelander's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 08:01 PM
    Tariffs are not necessary to ameliorate this problem either. https://mises.org/wire/3-modern-arguments-tariffs-debunked In fact, tariffs actually REDUCE the nation's ability to prepare for and cope with crises and the outbreak of war, to wit:
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  • CCTelander's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 04:54 AM
    Just cops doing the job they were actually hired to do, i.e. keep the rabble (that's us) in line. Nothing to see here. Move along now.
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  • CCTelander's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 04:30 AM
    Everyone who considers themselves an activist for liberty should read it. It's just THAT good.
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  • CCTelander's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 04:14 AM
    Because tariffs always, ALWAYS cause more economic harm than good. Always. https://mises.org/wire/whos-protected-tariffs See also: https://mises.org/wire/against-trumps-tariffs-0
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  • CCTelander's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 02:49 AM
    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Occam's Banana again."
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  • CCTelander's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 02:39 AM
    Perhaps. But even if that's true, it will never do it as quickly and efficiently as eliminating regulations and taxes. Plus, the cost is, especially under current economic circumstances, extreme economic hardship for almost everyone. https://mises.org/wire/against-trumps-tariffs-0 https://mises.org/wire/how-look-tariffs-1
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  • CCTelander's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 02:04 AM
    Exhibiting your keen economic insight again, I see. Despite your pathological love for them, protectionist tariffs do not ameliorate this situation even the tiniest little bit. Manufacturers didn't move their operations overseas because of a deficiency of tariffs here in the US. In fact, most of the industries concerned enjoyed such tariffs, at least occasionally, before and during their moves overseas, and many continue to enjoy them afterwards. No, inadequate tariffs didn't cause the problem and they won't fix it. Manufaturers moved their operations overseas because here in the US they were burdened by massive overregulation and taxation. Reduce or eliminate those and manufacturing returns. Furthermore, given the current economic situation, with the liklihood of significant price inflation looming, adding the burden of price increases due to tariffs unneccessarily increases the economic hardship we'll all soon be suffering. Pitch your economic illiteracy elsewhere, please.
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    10-15-2021, 08:01 PM
    Tough to fit on a business card.
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  • CCTelander's Avatar
    10-15-2021, 06:49 PM
    How about radical extremist? Or extremist radical? Lots of ways that can go.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    10-15-2021, 02:15 PM
    The more I think about it, this is the angle with the best payoff here. And not just to make this point ourselves, but to point out the obvious fact that Buttigieg himself apparently agrees that the job of the Transportation Secretary is not really all that important. Even as much of an unabashed champion of central planning in transportation as Buttigieg, and even at such a historically crucial juncture for that issue in federal politics, he considers his job as unnecessary.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    10-15-2021, 01:40 PM
    On the other hand, his being gay and publicly celebrating that aspect of his personal life, is a major reason he was so prominent in the 2020 primaries, and then elevated to such a high position at such a young age and with so little on his resume compared to what is typical for a head of a federal department. He made it an issue. And now look at the results. Imagine if a straight man in his position just decided to take a months long paid leave at taxpayer expense, neglecting work that according to his own worldview is vital to the nation at a time when according to his own worldview it's even more vitally important than normal, because his wife had a baby.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    10-15-2021, 12:00 PM
    Due to nominal rigidity or "price stickiness", electric rates may stay low for longer. Because most electric distribution rates have to be "approved" by utility commissions, they have to build complicated rate cases to raise their rates. That doesn't hold true for all generators or utility co-ops, but it means it'll take awhile for inflation to hit that sector. Now, working in this industry, it concerns me because the costs of materials is rapidly rising and it is becoming harder and harder to get transformers, poles and wires... If major storms come through this winter and the ice damages the lines, utilities will have to operate at HUGE losses which will have to be worked into a future rate case. Not to mention that labor costs are going to skyrocket the next time the annual review process or union contracts come up. Those signs point to LONG restoration times, cuts in preventative maintenance, and political pressure to slash the utility return on equity. In other words, keep that wood burner handy - we're going to need them!
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    10-15-2021, 11:08 AM
    https://fee.org/articles/vaccination-rates-not-linked-to-lower-covid-rates-epidemiology-paper-finds/?utm_source=zapier&fbclid=IwAR3WwLpCtImWyf1AOYj3U110gWgxF7tEUxFaPEdMLzSfnwlrr7MZRqGLT00
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    10-15-2021, 08:21 AM
    CaptUSA replied to a thread Labor Strikes in U.S. Political News
    Oh, gotta love this... https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/576456-more-than-100k-workers-threaten-strikes-as-unions-flex-muscles?rl=1 Yeah... The "capitalist system" did that. These people are utterly clueless.
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  • Invisible Man's Avatar
    10-15-2021, 07:31 AM
    That's the thing. It's a premise. A mere assumption. Not a conclusion that can be drawn as either definite or probable from the evidence given. You don't talk as if you're hypothesizing and may or may not ultimately be proven right. You make absolute statements as matters of fact that you can demonstrate to be true. But again and again, your demonstration is sorely lacking. You have some good points. But they'd be stronger, not weaker, if you could bring yourself to be objective about them. The fact that you feel the need not to be betrays that you don't think you could prove the conclusions you want to prove with the level of certainty that you want to pretend to have if you confined yourself to rules like that.
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