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    08-24-2016, 01:34 PM
    I consider myself a libertarian but I don't see how you can completely privatize all roads. Unless you had a helicopter you'd always have to get permission to leave your property.
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    08-24-2016, 08:22 AM
    What's taking so long for Maduro to get replaced?
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    08-23-2016, 08:36 AM
    From what I've read Brazil has a hard core socialist as president, I think for a few years now. I think they've taken a pretty big turn for the worse since she became president. It they aren't 3rd world give her a couple more years and they'll get there.
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    08-22-2016, 03:06 PM
    If he tore down a bathroom then he was clearly in the wrong. But if he just tore down a cheap poster and had to pay a large sum of money at gunpoint, that's more of a shakedown.
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    08-18-2016, 12:12 PM
    You might be right, it just seems to me that there's a lot of gray area when driving that requires the driver to make fast decisions with lots of variables that are too sophisticated for current computers to make. What if there's a cop waving you around an accident, or lanes are closed and everyone is taking turns using one lane, or you're on a dirt road with no lane markers? My guess is that planes have a lot less variables with a lot more reaction time. Maybe if the highway was setup with autopilot in mind. With special lane markers and things like that. I could see that working. Then when you get on that highway you turn the autopilot on.
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    08-18-2016, 09:41 AM
    I just don't see how a self driving car is ever going to work, at least not in the near future. There's too many variables. They still haven't figured out to keep trains from crashing into each other.
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    08-17-2016, 10:17 AM
    I agree. "Harm" is too subjective. If Walmart opens up a store next to Target, you could say they "harmed" Target but they didn't violate Target's rights.
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    08-17-2016, 08:21 AM
    I just try to figure out which solution is the "voluntary" one and which is one is "forced". Here's an example of a situation that confuses a lot of libertarians. Certain states have recently passed laws that make it illegal for a business to ban employees from carrying a handgun in their car on company property. In this case the law is wrong because it is using force on the business. Without the law everything would be voluntary. As an employee you have the option of voluntarily giving up your right to carry a gun in return for employment. I think what happens in most cases is that people twist their logic to get the outcome they desire. Most people don't want to see a "whites only" sign on a business (I'd be scared to shop there), or cocaine for sale at Walmart so they contort the logic.
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    08-16-2016, 02:29 PM
    Here's another goofy, overly complicated theory on discrimination. According to this guy it's ok for a baker to refuse to bake a cake for gay person, but it's wrong for him to refuse to sell a prebaked cupcake: http://thefederalist.com/2016/05/19/think-twice-before-voting-for-gary-johnson-as-a-trump-protest-vote/ "Think Through the Differences Consider the first situation. Imagine going into a bakery and seeing rows of cupcakes in the display case. They look delicious and are beautifully decorated, but they are all alike, none reserved for any particular customer or decorated to order. They are just cupcakes, for sale to anyone who can pay. If a customer orders one and the baker refuses to sell to him because of his race, religion, or sexual orientation, most people would see that as discrimination.
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    08-16-2016, 01:30 PM
    The problem I have with the whole "cake baking, freedom of religion thing" is that it misses the big picture. We should be focusing on freedom in general, not just freedom of religion. The government should not force people to associate with others if they don't want to. That means we should be allowed to live with who we want, hire who we want, work for who we want etc. And yes, that means if the KKK wants to open up a KKK-Mart, and only allow white people, they should be allowed. I'm disturbed that Gary Johnson is against the principle of freedom of association, it should be a no brainer, but I'm still going to vote for him. He's still a lot better than the other choices.
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    08-16-2016, 09:54 AM
    Even if we had a "booming" recovery it wouldn't matter. The real problem is that the "recovery" is unsustainable because it's based on borrowing, printing, running trade deficits and zero percent interest rates. You can't bleed trillions a year in red ink forever.
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    08-12-2016, 02:26 PM
    Exactly. And that goes for business situations as well.
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    08-11-2016, 08:03 AM
    I agree, it is racist and discriminatory and hypocritical (if a white guy did the same thing he'd be in big trouble). But none of that really matters to me. The important thing to me is that all those things (racism, discrimination,etc) should be LEGAL. At least in a free society. People can whine about stuff all day, as long as their whining doesn't lead to the government FORCING a "solution".
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    08-10-2016, 03:14 PM
    There's no such thing as a pure libertarian or pure communist or pure whatever. It's ALWAYS a matter of degree. I have some issues with Gary Johnson but he's WAY more libertarian leaning than Donald Trump. It's not even close.
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    08-10-2016, 03:04 PM
    People should be allowed to associate with whoever they want. I would have no problem with political correctness if it was voluntary. But it's not.
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    08-02-2016, 03:30 PM
    What I wonder is, how much of all this protesting is simply about getting free stuff? Anti-discrimination laws bother me the most.
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    08-02-2016, 01:08 PM
    My money is on gold or silver.
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