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    Today, 01:51 PM
    Yes, it is, James. Certainly more important to outcomes and realities. "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble."
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    Today, 01:28 PM
    Amazon is Open and Inclusive. We believe that all human beings deserve Free and Equal service and will never deny that Right and Dignity to anyone, regardless of rage, rational origin, textual orientation, glucose level, payment method, or ability to pay. Please feel Safe here.
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    Today, 11:25 AM
    Bump.
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    Today, 11:24 AM
    Amazon is Introducing New Stores with No Lines, No Checkout at All Just Take What You Want and Walk Out What is Amazon Go? Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required. We created the world’s most advanced shopping technology so you never have to wait in line. With our Just Walk Out Shopping experience, simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take the products you want, and go! No lines, no checkout. (No, seriously.) How does Amazon Go work?
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    Today, 11:17 AM
    Noooooo!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! It cannot be!
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    Today, 09:12 AM
    They also must play lots of anti-smoking ads. Including, text that pops up on the screen *during the movie* during any scene in which someone is smoking. "Smokings will be killing the lot of people. Thank you very kindly to not be smoke. -- The Minister of Smoking". They also have intermission in the middle of all movies. Including of course western movies -- it just suddenly stops and everyone gets up, and if you've been in India for a while, but not ever gone to a movie there, you naturally assume a Technical Piece of Eqiupment has failed in the back room, and you will need to wait while they send a cryer into the street to obtain a welder and 50 pounds of cast iron to make the necessary repairs. But then actually it turns out to be planned, so that everyone can briefly retire to the out of doors to... well... they're doing something out there, I'm sure.
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    12-03-2016, 08:33 PM
    He is a former (who knows, perhaps current! Deep in his heart, that is) anarcho-capitalist libertarian. He somehow got himself elected to Congress, many many years ago. As a congressman, he's been no Ron Paul, but he has certainly been one of the best. He took a more politically pragmatic -- some would say a compromising (/corrupting?) approach, as opposed to the Dr.'s "vote no on everything" approach. And as such turned into a forgettable nobody that basically nobody has heard of. But deep in his heart.... Who knows? Maybe this is his time to shine! Nobody lives forever, Dana! What have you got to lose! Propose some hard-hitting bills, man!
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    12-02-2016, 05:42 PM
    Fighting Big Government..... Monetarily This is a pretty cool story: http://theantiglobalist.com/venezuelas-nemesis-is-a-hardware-salesman-at-a-home-depot-in-alabama/
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    12-02-2016, 02:52 PM
    Yeah, well, you weren't interested in them 10 years ago, either, with the rates "so low" as they were then. Bet you're slapping your head now! Nor in 2000, nor in the 1990s.... Look, know-it-all "investors" like you, Juan, have been trumpeting their intelligence in staying out of bonds for, oh, over 35 years now. Sad thing is, you're actually too proud to ever slap your head and realize you made a mistake. Never, never, never will you admit that. Sad... but also funny! :D
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    12-02-2016, 10:32 AM
    Ahh, underarm hair removal, then! ;)
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    12-01-2016, 10:03 PM
    Look, everyone agrees that tons of illegal immigrants voted. Now I am open-minded and willing to hear other points of view. Maybe it wasn't exactly 3 million. Was it 4 million? Maybe. Was it 5 million? Seems high, but if you think so let's talk about your reasoning and case. Maybe it was only 2.5 million. Just how many illegal immigrants did vote? That's what we need to be talking about here.
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    12-01-2016, 04:03 PM
    Andre Henry's Meadow Here's a book with a lot of Orange Splot and a lot of Tom Swift, too, both mixed together! A boy's family grows frustrated with his endless projects. Who wouldn't love a helicopter in the kitchen? But somehow, they don't. So, he devises a plan (a very simple, practical plan!) to solve the problem and enable him to build and construct all the creations he wants!
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    12-01-2016, 03:57 PM
    Thanks, specs! That's a lot simpler than I remember it! The author combined multiple books into one or something like that, which confused me. I think that the only one we've read is Wool, then. That's good news: plenty more! Not a kids' book, by the way. There was one intimate scene we skipped over.
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    12-01-2016, 03:48 PM
    Well, this would be good news for my investment strategy. Right now the longest Treasury Bonds are 30-year bonds. Fifty year bonds would be much more powerful. A hundred years.... !!!!!! That might be too powerful! I'd have to think about it. But generally, I want the longest bonds possible for that component of my portfolio. The government stopped issuing the 30-years for a while back in the early 2000s, and that was a bummer. Not necessarily a great idea for the country, though. Although... not necessarily a very bad one, either. Again, I'd have to think about it.
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    12-01-2016, 03:44 PM
    But did you cry?
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    12-01-2016, 01:29 PM
    It was actually hard to figure this out! The series naming/releasing system was a bit convoluted. If I remember from my research, there is still one part we haven't read, that's the last numerically but actually a prequel.
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    12-01-2016, 01:21 PM
    I listened to Tom Swift and His Airship as an audiobook once on a long car trip. It was pretty good. Even though there is nothing explicitly libertarian in these books, I think there is actually great value in them from a libertarian-propaganda perspective. Libertarianism is dependent upon a self-reliant, confident, individualistic temperament. An old-fashioned temperament, in other words. Tom Swift books excel at advertising and glorifying this temperament. They are respectful of their main character, and show him eminently capable of thinking for himself and doing anything he puts his mind to and works hard at. And so, their meta-message is one that supports the foundational underpinnings of libertarianism. Supports it very, very strongly, but invisibly! And without a single philosophical manifesto or John Galt radio speech. ;)
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    12-01-2016, 01:12 PM
    The Big Orange Splot One man follows his dreams, remains impervious to endless criticism, and in the end inspires all those around him to similar self-actualization and success.
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    12-01-2016, 01:06 PM
    I love it when we help each other out.
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    12-01-2016, 12:52 PM
    Umm, advanced electronic deodorant stick?
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    12-01-2016, 12:49 PM
    Were all the mystery tools named?
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    12-01-2016, 12:48 PM
    Well.... I thought it was funny! :p
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    12-01-2016, 08:56 AM
    OK, I guess it wasn't just TheCount. My comment was meant to be humorous, tongue-in-cheek. The process it refers to is officially renouncing US citizenship. This does indeed eliminate the special tax liability faced by US citizens, namely that the U.S. government continues to obnoxiously claim that you owe them taxes even if you are living abroad and have no US income! They tax your Swiss income that you earned entirely in Switzerland, or Chinese income, or Lesothoan income -- they don't care. Renouncing is the only way to legally escape. This is what Facebook co-founder What's-His-Face did, and moved to Singapore, as a prominent example. It can be a lengthy, costly, and tedious process, though. If one could simply burn a flag instead, that would be an incredible shortcut and better by 1000 times! Again, this was meant as a joke, and some did get it and enjoy the humor, but it was kind of an inside joke, it's true. Sorry for the confusion! :)
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    11-30-2016, 06:33 PM
    No time. More important things to work on. You can find it yourself easily enough. :)
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    11-30-2016, 06:31 PM
    I specifically said: I'd feel the same way if I stayed a year. Or ten years. Or a lifetime. It just seems rude and entitlement-mentality to barge into someone else's country and demand things from them. Well thank you! I am not forcing anything on anyone, much less forcing them how to live! Wow!
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    11-30-2016, 06:13 PM
    There's a mountain of evidence, a ton of documented proof, as well as just plain common sense.
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    11-30-2016, 06:11 PM
    I don't know, Pierz, you seem to have thought this out very thoroughly and philosophically, but as for me, when I'm, say, in Italy for a month or two, I don't feel the need or the right to tell them how to run things. No desire for any input at all. I do believe I have inalienable rights and all that jazz. I do believe in consent of the governed (and would even add the modifier "unanimous"!). It just seems reasonable to let the long-time Italians decide how to run Italy. Even if I were to permanently relocate there, I'd feel the same way. The ones who have been there for ten, twenty generations, it's their country. They get the say. I wouldn't feel done wrong by in the least if they said "you've got to wait a few generations. We'll let your grand-kids vote." Or even if they said "Sorry, but it's getting crowded here. The traffic's horrible and we're out of cobblestone. You're going to have to leave." Hey, no worries! Thanks for having me while you did and it was a nice stay! That's just how I feel. Maybe my feelings are wrong. Philosophically wrong or something. But that's how I feel.
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    11-30-2016, 06:01 PM
    Well, it depends what one's problem is with the modern state. If one objects primarily to mass murder, mass income taxation, mass conscription, and general destruction of society, then it might be significantly different. If one's primary objection is to forced court appearances, then for all practical purposes the systems are identical.
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