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    Today, 03:51 PM
    Anybody ever try to measure this and check for accuracy?:
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    Today, 03:30 PM
    I see this mostly happening in Europe, but do see an encouraging US story every once in awhile. A publication called https://www.thenewspaper.com collects the stories. These are incidents from January & February 2018 (so far): France: Anti-Camera Protests Grow, Speed Cameras Disabled ...vigilantes in France use duct tape and paint to stop automated ticketing. Vigilantes burned, blew up and painted speed cameras in Saudi Arabia, France and Italy last week France, Italy: Speed Cameras Destroyed In Protest
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  • Madison320's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    Madison320 replied to a thread Stocks: Market Crash Looming in Economy & Markets
    We might hit 3% today on the 10Y.
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    Today, 01:43 PM
    Liberty and capitalism reward good behavior. Tyranny and socialism reward bad behavior. We used to have much more liberty and capitalism and less shootings. Now we have more tyranny and socialism and more shootings. Coincidence?
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    Today, 10:35 AM
    Madison320 replied to a thread Stocks: Market Crash Looming in Economy & Markets
    There's supposedly record amounts of treasury auctions this week plus we're about to top 21 trillion in total debt. I think the 10Y could easily top 3% this week.
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  • Madison320's Avatar
    Today, 09:24 AM
    But the "parasites" are far more likely to vote for bigger government than the "hosts".
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    Today, 09:22 AM
    Exactly. It's such an obvious, massive flaw in the system I'm surprised more people don't complain about it here. We've got 21 trillion in debt to prove it. I started a thread a while ago about how to fix South Africa. I think the situation in South Africa is the perfect example of democracy on steroids. It took the US about 200 years to go from a capitalist based system to a socialist one. South Africa has done it in about 20 years. From what I remember you were the only one that agreed with me that a constitution along with some sort of "taxpayer only voting system" was the best chance to fix South Africa. Everyone else had some sort of racial solution. Either make the whites leave or make the blacks leave. I thought was pretty lame for a libertarian forum.
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    Today, 09:09 AM
    Yup. That's why there's no such thing as anarchy. "bigger guns" = "authority = "government"
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    Today, 09:06 AM
    I totally disagree. That makes no sense. Suppose John Smith is making 2 million a year and paying a million a year in taxes. There's 2 politicians running for office. One who promises to increases taxes and welfare and one promises to reduce taxes and welfare. Are you telling me John Smith is going to vote for the politician who is going to raise taxes and welfare in the hope that somehow John Smith is going to quit his job and get free benefits? No. John Smith is going to vote for the guy who will reduce government and his taxes.
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    Today, 08:59 AM
    I totally agree that there is no such thing as a "right" to vote. Voting has to be created by government, you don't just "have" it. It's a means to and end, and the end is good government. Or the least bad for you anarchists out there. I don't know the best way to implement this. If you went with a "net taxpayer" system you'd have to have an income tax to keep track of how much everyone was paying. Lately I've been thinking it might be easier to just focus on the welfare side. If you volunteer to take welfare you can't vote. That way you can just refuse to take the stolen goods and get your voting privileges back.
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  • lilymc's Avatar
    Today, 01:03 AM
    What's interesting to me is how easily the public is conditioned/brainwashed. It wasn't even that many years ago that pretty much everyone agreed that transgenderism is a disorder… and now it's being "celebrated." And if you don't agree with that, then you're the bad guy. It reminds me who the temporary ruler of this world is. (John 12:31)
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  • Madison320's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:00 PM
    Yes. I'd argue that anyone working for the government is also receiving stolen goods.
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    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    I agree, this is more of a theoretical, moral argument. Politicians love unlimited democracy, it lets them play Santa Claus. The only possible chance we have of becoming a republic is after we go bankrupt.
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    Yesterday, 03:24 PM
    They still allow people on welfare to vote and they are receiving stolen goods.
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    Yesterday, 03:24 PM
    I would even ban those that work for the government from voting. Otherwise you'd be creating a big loophole. All forms of welfare could easily be made to appear as a job. I work for a private company on a defense contract and I'd happily give up my voting privilege. I like the "net taxpayer" idea, but it might be hard to implement, especially if you don't have an income tax. You wouldn't be able to keep track of how much you were paying is we had a sales tax for example.
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    Yesterday, 02:55 PM
    I've thought for a long time that the main problem with most countries is the "one man-one vote" principle. I think this is why most countries move towards socialism until they go bankrupt. The founding fathers warned about this and that's why they wanted us to be a republic, not a democracy. I think it's morally flawed to allow parasites to have the same voting power as the hosts they steal from. If you disagree I have a few questions. Do you feel that criminals should be allowed to vote? If not why should those who knowingly receive stolen goods be allowed to vote? Why do you feel a democracy is superior to a republic? I'm sure you've all heard of the analogy of two wolves and a sheep voting for what's for dinner. But I've never heard a solution to that analogy. Why should the wolves be allowed to choose to slaughter the sheep? What I'm suggesting is completely voluntary. If you want stolen goods, you can't vote. If you want to vote, don't take stolen goods.
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    Yesterday, 01:21 PM
    Donna, again you're not addressing anything I said. You did that twice now. That's not how I like to debate, because if I'm going to reply to the things you're saying, then I think it's only fair that you would do the same. The Scriptures about the quail are one of the worst things you could have chosen in support of meat eating… That was a curse! The only reason God gave them quail was because they were complaining nonstop, meat was what they were craving, so God gave them what they wanted. Exodus 16:3 And the children of Israel said to them, “Oh, that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to the full! For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
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    Yesterday, 06:02 AM
    Incessant Hillary whining from metrosexuals and fat girl tub-o-lard "comedians."
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    Yesterday, 06:00 AM
    CBS did a Waco special a few weeks ago. Fairly crappy, but they did get a couple things right. They didn't say any weapons were illegal. If they were illegal, then I assume the CBS libtards would have been all over that.
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    02-19-2018, 09:37 PM
    Why no response to anything I said in my previous post? It's easy to post scriptures like the one above, but it doesn't negate anything I said. I already mentioned this passage earlier. I was about to go over all the different interpretations of that passage (there are a few, from a vegetarian/vegan perspective) but I honestly was not intending to get into a Bible study tonight, and that is not even the topic of this thread anyway, so we can go into more detail on this at another time, on another thread. For now I'll say this. Picture in your mind a timeline. At the very beginning, you have God's perfect will (peace and harmony among all living beings, no violence, no killing, no meat eating)...And then at the end, when God restores that original design, once again you'll have God's perfect will. Everything in between is a symptom of this fallen world. Not God's perfect will, but in many cases God giving us over to what we want, due to the hardness of our hearts. So when you look at that timeline, and you see on the left and on the right, God's perfect will… and in the middle this fallen world… what should we, as Christians, aim for? Unless it is a matter of survival, why not honor God's original design and His ultimate plan which he is moving us toward, as we speak? Why not think about the condition of mankind overall, and question why there is so much disease, violence, corruption? Perhaps if we go back to how God originally designed us – to be peaceful, non-violent, and to eat a healthy plant-based diet – then we would see a reversal of these diseases and destruction of this beautiful earth God gave us stewardship of. Also, think about the fruit of the Spirit. What is more in line with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control – a slaughterhouse or a garden? :) Please answer honestly.
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    02-19-2018, 07:02 PM
    Again, the important thing is God's original design/intent, which is the same as God's ultimate plan, as prophesied in Isaiah and other places. Since God does not change, I believe it is wrong to dismiss God's original design by cherry picking verses that may at first glance appear to contradict it. There are a few different interpretations of that verse about Abel and his offering. The mainstream interpretation seems to be that once sin came into the world, that's when sacrifices were introduced, to of course foreshadow Jesus' sacrifice for our sin. Since this represented something very serious and horrible, it was not something to be done lightly. (And btw, nowhere in that text does it say they ate meat. In fact, that verse doesn't say that Abel killed anything, just that he brought God the best of his flock.) There are a couple other views on that passage… But I don't have time right now to get into all of that. Also, I think it's very important to know that God repeatedly said that he has no pleasure in animal slaughter and he never required it. (Psalm 51:16, Hosea 6:6, Jeremiah 7:22, Isaiah 1:11, Matthew 9:13, Hebrews 10:8, Psalm 40:6, Mark 12:33, Jeremiah 32:30, etc.) So when you put all that together – the heart of God, a heart of love, mercy, compassion, along with his very clear words in Genesis 1:29, and the numerous verses about his desire for mercy, not sacrifice…I think it is wrong to assume that God has no problem with what we are doing with animals.
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    02-19-2018, 02:21 PM
    You're bringing up a different topic and I'm not sure what you believe because as Pete said on that other thread, it is all over the place… But it is certainly not the standard Christian belief. As for the verse about Adam naming the animals, that only confirms what I've been saying. God's original design which we saw in the Garden of Eden was peace and harmony, not a slaughterhouse. Adam was to take care of the animals, name them, and nowhere in Genesis 1 did God say "I created animals for you to eat and exploit." Genesis 1:29 is very very clear, don't ignore that verse. Abel being a keeper of sheep does not mean for the purpose of eating them. The Bible is also clear that meat eating wasn't permitted until after the flood, and it is argued that that was only because all the vegetation was dead and there would have been very little to eat at that time. If any meat eating did occur before the flood, it almost certainly would have been because the fallen angels who corrupted mankind taught them all sorts of demonic things, meat-eating being one of them. In fact, some extra biblical writings say just that, I can look it up and post it for you if you want. Not nearly as much as Coke or apple juice and things like that. Also, almond milk comes unsweetened. :)
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    02-19-2018, 10:29 AM
    I agree. It's highly annoying that the media is using words like "hacked", "tampered" and "stole" to describe this. Were votes tampered with? Were election computers hacked into?
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    02-19-2018, 02:12 AM
    Speaking of that, I came across a shocking statistic today… I want to verify if this is true, but it’s very interesting. Apparently, many companies have a financial interest in keeping animal agriculture going. Of course people are eating this and it’s causing resistance… and people are getting sick which means they need more pharmaceutical drugs. And who benefits from that?
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    02-19-2018, 01:24 AM
    This is a really good video, I highly recommend taking the time to watch it.
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    02-19-2018, 01:18 AM
    OK, I see you’re joking now. As for the Scriptures, I was specifically talking about God‘s original purpose and design. Animals were not designed to be food. Fruits and veggies and food from the ground was. There is absolutely no denying that, it’s right there in the first chapter of the first book of the Bible. God‘s original design was a plant-based diet, and God‘s ultimate plan is a restoration of that original peace and harmony we had for short time in the garden of Eden. Everything in between is this fallen world and God gave us over to the things we wanted, but that doesn’t mean it was His idea or that He likes it.
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    02-18-2018, 10:51 PM
    There are numerous former dairy farmers who could no longer do it and ended up going vegan, who are now saying something very different than this Canadian farm. But if you would rather believe the ones who want to continue making a profit and not have their industry tarnished, then go right ahead. I'll stick with actual video footage anyone can see online, as well as numerous people who either grew up in that environment or worked as dairy farmers for years, who are telling it like it is.
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