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    Today, 01:36 AM
    Sorry for the wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_secession_movements#Republic_of_Texas_organization I think Texans are a bit glamorized in their desire for secession (meaning it is not as wide spread as purported), but I do think the Texas Nationalist Movement is going about it the right way. The Republic of Texas group-- I can't be sure I was at the right site after reading here 3 sites claim to be the group-- reading their minutes gave the impression they are some brave souls-- if also a bit loony and conspiratory-- but they are not secure at all. The government leaves them alone until they do something like summon an individual and then the state comes and kicks their door down. Not my idea of independence. I don't know if this disproves anything but there is a GOP electorate saying he will cast his vote to Hillary instead of Trump.
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    Today, 01:07 AM
    Sorry to hear about your experiences. To me is sounds like the state decided to squeeze you tight when what you really needed was space to address what was going on and to deal with it on your own terms. And poor communication-- keeping you held without an understanding of the what and the why-- I can only imagine is just as emotionally damaging as being the victim of a kidnapping, I can't even honestly say I believe there is a difference between the two. So I think it is good that you address the issue in the form of filing complaints against the psychiatrists, because then maybe there can be an understanding of what happened and what the effects of the happening were, so that other individuals do not suffer the same fate as you have. But I will say, and this is just my opinion, it is my guess the psychiatrists were acting with good intent. But their good intentions do not right the wrong! If anything it makes addressing the issue more important, because they are doing what they are doing thinking it is the right thing to do meaning they will continue to apply it. But you need to remain priority numero uno. If that means dropping the filing and focusing on yourself for a time then that's what I think you should do. I am obviously not omniscient, this is just my own thoughts, I would not be surprised to find that you could have greater effect and bring greater attention to the cause by, first reflecting, and then writing a book on your experience. Not sure how much of a reader you are, if it pleases you, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
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    08-25-2016, 07:55 PM
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Is this ultra principled candidate you are waiting for a labor protectionist? could be a trump slogan, 'no guarantees!'.
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    08-25-2016, 07:47 PM
    Here, I think you could use this more than me. HTH
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    08-25-2016, 07:38 PM
    So if the proper government to man relationship is a reflection on the proper man to man relationship, does that mean it is proper for me to seize property by eminent domain?
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    08-25-2016, 02:16 AM
    Your sobs are not even worth addressing at this point.
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    08-25-2016, 01:58 AM
    The thing is, you weren't arguing your now stated views. You now say that there are situations that call for the 'lesser of X evils reasoning'. But you did not address the issue as the topic, 'Johnson does not call for using the lesser of X evils reasoning, because:'. How is this supposed to be weighted in my head? 'I think that 1,000's of lives is reasoning enough, but Nils Dacke says it isn't'. I say 1,000's of lives you say nuking the world, how are we to decipher anything from that? You say it is right to vote for Castle but wrong to vote for Johnson yet your reasoning didn't follow through and you can provide no principles to verify the statement, am I wrong for questioning your views on the matter? We could easily get to the point where Ron wouldn't pass the 'test'. He said he'd reduce waste and abuse in foodstamps and hope that in progression it would one day be ended, he called for the ability for young generations to opt out of SS, he called on stopping the spending on wars and spending it at home. The principled libertarian thing would be to advocate immediate end to foodstamps and SS. But we can see now, or at least it is how I perceive it, that he took these positions so that his reach would be greater and he could reach ears that otherwise may have been turned away by taking strictly the libertarian stance. Now there is obviously great difference in the two. Ron spoke in a way to be palatable to the masses while Gary believes the things he says. But I think it brings into question the efficacy of straight truth versus 'luring them in' and then guiding them to the straight truth. I don't know the truth of the matter but it has been said to me that very little of Ron's support was libertarians. I have seen people on this forum say that they only voted for Ron because he was the one angry at the system, and that Trump has greater appeal to them than Ron.
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    08-24-2016, 10:23 PM
    He hasn't committed suicide.:D
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    08-24-2016, 09:55 PM
    Yes, "Raising Gazorpazorp" is such a brilliant satire on feminism.
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    08-24-2016, 09:51 PM
    That happens to me sometimes. Audio will start up randomly, then half way through, mysteriously cuts.
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    08-24-2016, 09:44 PM
    Were you thinking of Rickrolling me in my own thread? In Bird culture, this is considered a dick move.
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    08-24-2016, 02:16 PM
    So what you are saying is, sometimes you should vote for the lesser of evil. Why is this not such a case? And is your metric the standard bearer? Someone who holds their nose when you do not is 'letting perfect be the enemy of good', and someone who casts their vote when you will not is 'appeasing moderates'? What is your metric, where is that line? Is it based off of lives, issues, what? There is literally no support for his poor policies here. No one has said we should start championing smoking bans and co2 taxes. How do you expect we would get any of his moderates over here to be moulded when we are not actively engaging the community that supports him, and were one show up by chance it would very much appear this is a board that supports Trump-- the members that is. What reason would they have to stay to listen to what we have to say? To me this is much less about growing the movement, although when I think about it it could very well function that way (the presence of liberty members helping GJ supporters learn the ropes of activism), it is about preventing harm. If we do look at Gary's positions, I frankly don't know them well, but is he not indeed pushing issues that are not main stream? End the Fed? I'm tempted to look back through the candidates RPF has supported over the years to see how 'close enough' was close enough in the past. But it is a waste of time, as is continuing this discussion.
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    08-24-2016, 07:07 AM
    Being in the minority is not necessarily a bad thing. I didn't come to where I am today, my understanding of liberty that is, from where it was when I first got attracted (no ****) to Ron. The greatest benefit I received from Ron is probably the community that formed to support him, that being RPF... I didn't do dailypaul or what have you. To me I came in with the thoughts 'who is going to feed the poor people if the government ain't', and shit like that. I really got my start wondering why the fuck some people would fly planes into a tower. Learned about American FP history from 'The Imperial Cruise' (turn of the 20th century) and skipped to learning about our dealings with the muslim world and about some of the groups. And so I saw the government as a monster, just not in the sense that I see it as a monster today. I don't know it for a fact, but I think for most people it has to be a progression. They are not going to wake up one day hating government after having loved government the last, short of traumatization by the government.
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    08-24-2016, 06:40 AM
    If your idea of 'Taking the steps to ensure your government will do the least harm' is 'putting the truth out there. That's all that matters.', I guess we just have different ideas of what 'Taking the steps to ensure your government will do the least harm' is.
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    08-24-2016, 06:33 AM
    I would love to monopolize a product some day. And I think there are immense benefits to companies of greater scale. But you don't retain a (legit) monopoly by price gouging. I read the OP again and the company sounds like chums but I don't know why other generic drug makers wouldn't be taking the 'price gouging' to their advantage and swooping in for the 'easy profits'. It may well be a company that buys drugs from companies that have just made it through the FDA approval process, where before hand the drugs are often sold much cheaper or even for free. Or it could be that a chemical used for the epinephrine is also used in mosquito repellent for the zika virus, etc. Reading this story is like 2+2=5. So we have to account for the other one. Government is often the one. But to my knowledge, and the story didn't mention it, the generic epinephrine has not been regulated in some way to cause the 400% price increase, so if government is to blame, logically it would be because they are restricting capacity so much that other generic drug makers just don't have the time to benefit from the price gouging. And if that is the case that is a big deal. There is something going on though. As nice as it sounds in the manufacturing business there isn't room for price gouging. Some other savy fella will swoop in and take your customers no problem.
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    08-24-2016, 03:55 AM
    Best thing that could happen is some competition swoop in. It seems odd to me that there would be this great of an price swing in a generic market without valid reasons.
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    08-24-2016, 03:31 AM
    For many people, the world will end depending on the outcome of this election cycle. If you mean it more literally, that the world is literally going to end depending on the election outcome, it is a pretty safe bet we will have already been a group that got the axe... quite possibly literally. Maybe it is an unpopular position here, but when the lesser X will prevent the death of 1,000's of lives, the destruction of countries both by war and the ensuing flight from war, the incarceration of numerous more innocent lives, and as a cherry on top, will reduce tax and regulatory burden, I will gladly accept. A government doing less harm is good. Taking the steps to ensure your government will do the least harm, is good. Why do you value higher voting on principle over the death of 1,000's of lives, the destruction of countries both by war and the ensuing flight from war, the incarceration of numerous more innocent lives? Or is that not a consideration for you? It is just principled or not... you don't even look to see what the different outcomes would be? I agree with you to a point about 'holding out your vote'. A couple percentage points tax decrease or a few regulations doesn't necessarily warrant caving. But when we are talking about lives? and 1000's of lives at that?
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    08-23-2016, 10:16 PM
    Anyone else here a fan of Rick and Morty? For those who don't know, it's an animated sci-fi series about a dimension hopping-mad scientist (Rick) and his grandson (Morty), and it is a brilliantly-deep philosophical show that lampoons society, religion, and government, among other things. Interestingly, Rick appears to be an anarchist and makes some interesting commentaries about government; here are a few: Perhaps soon I'll make a compilation video with Rick's views on the subject.
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    08-23-2016, 01:02 AM
    ufff that is a horrid thought, but I don't doubt it is true. I wonder if it is strategic or if he really believes it. I get the feeling he really believes it, same with Massie. The part that I cannot understand is if they are seeing the bigger picture greater than I in regards to the election or I greater than them. Short of them joining us here though it is a question that will remain unanswered! ;) And maybe Rand's true intent is going right over my head.
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    08-23-2016, 12:41 AM
    My mind is, but not my fuse. I just wish it was ol' Rand up there against Hillary. He's dead wrong though. They are equals in my eyes with the exception that Trump wants trade wars, and his deportation plan (I understand his intentions on carrying through with that are now in question) will be a net negative to individual liberty-- meaning changing nothing is better then the changes he is offering. I think it sums up Trump pretty well, sure some places I'm sure he is better, but overall what he is offering is a more authoritarian style of government. Just my $.02 of course.
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    08-23-2016, 12:33 AM
    That's exactly what they said in 2012. It was bull then and it's bull now. https://web.archive.org/web/20121106061419/http://www.unskewedpolls.com/
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    08-23-2016, 12:10 AM
    ďAnd, that while we donít make it a practice to discuss the presidentís private conversations, we can tell you that the presidential race was not discussed.Ē They must have talked about their grandchildren.
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