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    Today, 10:15 PM
    I'm curious, do you agree that Texas has the unilateral right to secede, provided it makes a good faith effort to address any specific and legitimate damages the separation causes? I ask because I am curious whether or not you are a tyrant, and this is how I determine that.
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    Today, 09:27 PM
    Texas seems to be attracting the pro-2A leftists. Which I suppose is better than the alternative.
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    Today, 05:12 PM
    Yea I don't see this going much farther. Especially now that these regions are going to be officially part of Russia (from Russia's POV). If Ukraine does choose to continue hostilities, Russia's response will almost certainly be escalated now that these regions are "Russian". Either it's gonna be over soon, ... or WW III.
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    Today, 04:42 PM
    Starvation does tend to promote rapid weight loss, so ...
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    Today, 02:18 PM
    Scott Ritter is a reliable expert on this. He's done a ton of interviews, and they all have good content. Personally, I got my information from documentaries and spending far too much time than I should have watching interviews with people from that region. Scott Ritter is one of the few people's perspectives that actually lines up consistently with what I have learned for myself.
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    Today, 01:56 PM
    ✅ 97.81% voted for the entry of the Zaporozhye region into Russia ✅ 97.93% voted for the entry of the LPR into the Russian Federation ✅ 96.81% voted for the entry of Kherson into the Russian Federation. Waiting on the DPR. https://t.me/UkraineHumanRightsAbuses/10629
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    Today, 01:10 PM
    Quick SEC, protect us from ourselves!!!
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    Today, 12:27 PM
    The below is strongly recommended viewing for anyone who thinks Putin invaded because of "NATO expansion"
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    Today, 12:01 PM
    From 1:30 to 2:00 Blinken gets it mostly accurate. He phrases it in evil villain terms but at a very high level it's otherwise accurate. (He of course leaves out the part where the regions Russia seeks to annex, want to be annexed by Russia, and are currently under heavy oppression & murder by the current Ukrainian regime.) Putin has wanted to reincorporate the Donbass, at least as early as 2001. NATO concerns may have forced the timing of it (debatable), but it's not the root cause of Russia's invasion.
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    Today, 11:49 AM
    And don’t forget to boycot those white supremacists at Olive Garden and your favorite puzza joint. Do your part.
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    Today, 11:46 AM
    But, do you or do you not love Big Brother?
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  • TheTexan's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    Even Anthony Blinken knows it was never about NATO expansion. "It is abundantly clear, in President Putin's own words, that this was never about Ukraine potentially being part of NATO"
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    Today, 11:07 AM
    This is pretty much the first thing I look at before signing a contract. How do I get out of it and what does it cost? Back when I still had gym memberships, I always made revisions to ensure I could close the contract via phone or email. None of that "certified letter" bullshit that they usually require. Surprisingly, this revision was always honored without issue.
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    Today, 10:51 AM
    War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Trust the experts.
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    Today, 10:45 AM
    Sure, and I would argue that this is the primary reason most people use contracts. To agree on terms and document it for the various bureaucracies involved. Very few people sign contracts with an intention to bring it to court, even in the case of a breach. Which makes the vast majority of contracts that are in use, much more similar to "gentlemen's agreements", than actual contracts, when the ability to take the agreement to court for remedy, is not a required feature of the agreement. I don't know who film mogul Louis B. Mayer is, but he is likely to have chosen his business relationships very poorly, if that's his point of view.
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    Today, 09:31 AM
    Thanks for your obviously well-thought out informed opinion :up:
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    Today, 08:00 AM
    Which is why it's particular laughable that people compare the Constitution to a "contract". A contract provides means of remedy for people who don't trust each other. "United" States, indeed.
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    Today, 07:45 AM
    For most of my dealings, any contracts only serve the purpose of documentation for the governments various bureaus should they choose to come a-lookin. An understanding between gentlemen needs no contract.
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    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    Parts of this thread remind me of one of the major reasons why the so-called “liberty movement” has met with so very little success over the past almost half century of my involvement, and why that result is so likely to continue into the dark, dismal future: You NEVER hit what you’re not actually aiming for.
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    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    Skimming through their youtube video I dont see anything about the border (it's probably somewhere) They seem to mostly want their reparations $$$
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    Yesterday, 12:06 PM
    I'll need reparations as well. My family was never fully compensated for the slaves that were set free against our will.
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    Yesterday, 10:17 AM
    Probably the Russians did it.... to make it look like Biden did it.... to get Trump elected ?
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    Yesterday, 09:11 AM
    There are ways to accommodate it but it does get expensive. Costs which the seceding party would generally be expected to bear (right or wrong). If I can afford to put a 20ft wall around my territory, and afford the US border guards that they claim are necessary, and afford the bureaucratic overhead the US requires to manage the situation, then why shouldn't I be allowed to secede?
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    Yesterday, 07:51 AM
    The concept still holds at the individual level but it does get complicated. The short version of it is that the individual seceding would need to have sufficient resources to offset any legitimate damage that the secession causes. The costs are generally going to be larger than what an individual can afford. Let's say that one of the many conditions of secession is that if the individual needs to travel, to say Mexico, they must travel with US escorts to their destination, to ensure they don't enter the US illegally. It gets complicated, and expensive fast. But "complicated" is still not an ethical justification. With that said, I don't judge people very harshly if they say it's simply impractical for individuals to secede. For most people it's just too difficult to comprehend. When we're talking about large groups of people, the size of Luxembourg and other small countries, I judge very harshly those who say they cant secede without permission. A state the size of Texas... Noone except a full blown tyrant would say they don't have the right to form their own country.
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    09-26-2022, 07:14 PM
    I like how the robber was following firearm safety rules tho
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    09-26-2022, 03:19 PM
    If we're still running with the contract analogy, the Supreme Court's rulings would have no bearing on a member state's ability to terminate the contract relationship. From a contract perspective, the Supreme Court is basically the contract's designated arbitrator/mediator. It's an extremely common thing for contracts to have a designated arbitrator. But what those arbitrators can't do, is change the terms of the contract. Saying that the contract cannot be terminated, without the consent of X amount of parties involved, would be changing the terms of the contract. Imagine if you went into mediation over your phone bill, and the mediator said nope, you cannot terminate this contract because we decided that this contract requires the consent of both parties to terminate it? You would be furious, report the phone company to the BBB, and the phone company would get their ass handed to them in various legal penalties. If we were to however put the contract analogy on a shelf, and consider it from a human rights perspective, the Supreme Court's ruling that a state cannot secede on its own, violates the right to self determination. It is such an important right that the United Nations recognizes the right to self determination as a basic human right in Article 1 of the UN Charter. Nearly any rational person of solid ethics will claim to respect this basic human right, but it hasn't always been consistently upheld. The Catalans are for example being politically oppressed and forced to stay in a relationship they no longer desire. And this is extremely unethical.
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