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    Yesterday, 10:14 AM
    It's been real quiet the two months or so. I have a feeling something is going to break soon. Our economy is addicted to stimulus and can't go without for very long. Watch the federal debt. I think that's going to start to spike. When there's a recession the debt usually start to ramp up. Less tax revenue from income and more spending from unemployment, etc.
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    07-29-2022, 11:48 AM
    Suppose you voluntarily collect enough money from everyone living on the island to buy a defense contract from SecurityRUs. Forget about the freeloader problem and just assume that you can voluntarily collect it. So far so good. So you hire SecurityRUs and they set up a base with well armed soldiers and some missiles. Then some of those soldiers start raping the women on the island. What happens then? SecurityRUs ignores you. So you try to fire them. Instead they tell you you need to renew your contact for 10 times the original amount or they'll launch a missile at the island. Since they are now the "most force" there's nothing you can do. This won't happen if you hire SecurityRUs within the United States because SecurityRUs is dwarfed by the US police and military. In that case you can shop for your defense as anarchists like to point out. But that only works within the framework of an existing "most force" or state.
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    07-28-2022, 02:56 PM
    Ok, forget about the term "state". My point is that there's always going to be someone forcing you to do stuff against your will. I don't care what you call it. So the trick is to control as best you can the people that are trying to use force against you. And the only way to do that is to have more force than that person/group.
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    07-28-2022, 02:47 PM
    Not always. Only when they have the most collective force in a given area.
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    07-28-2022, 02:43 PM
    I really have no idea what your question is. What does building an embassy in watts mean?
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    07-28-2022, 02:06 PM
    I've said this a million times so this'll be a million and one. We've probably applied the greatest amount of stimulus in the history of mankind over the last 12 years. 20 trillion in debt, 8 trillion in printed money, 5-7 trillion in trade deficits, 0% rates. We have to crash from all that stimulus, it's inevitable. And it's logical that the crash is proportional to the stimulus so hang on. My guess over the next couple months is that price inflation comes down a little and at the same time the economy is going to continue to slow and unemployment will start to pickup. At some point soon recession is going to be a bigger political problem than inflation and at that point the Fed is going to pivot to lower rates and more QE.
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    07-28-2022, 01:53 PM
    My argument is that whoever has the most collective force in a given area is the state. In the caveman days it was the big guy with a club. In somalia it's the local warlord. In most countries now it's an elected government. But in every single case there's someone who exerting physical force over you anywhere on earth. So what difference does it make if the entity that's making you do stuff is officially recognized as a state? So absolutely the only option is to try to form a state that spends more of it's time protecting your rights than violating them.
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    07-28-2022, 01:38 PM
    The catch is that as soon as you hire someone to defend the island you've got a state. and if you don't hire someone, you're going to get invaded and you'll get a state. It doesn't make sense if you assume all states are equally bad.
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    07-28-2022, 10:55 AM
    Unfortunately the only way to defend yourself against collective force is with collective force. So if a bunch of anarchists form Anarchy Island, it will be short lived. There's only 2 choices. Do nothing and get invaded or form a collective defense.
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    07-28-2022, 10:44 AM
    Ok, so describe a simple example of what an island of anarchists would look like?
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    07-28-2022, 10:43 AM
    I asked for an island and you gave me a novel. I want to see some palm trees.
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    07-27-2022, 05:32 PM
    Maybe anarchists are afraid of water? The reason I like the island thought experiment is that it exposes the fatal flaw in the idea of anarchism. How to defend yourself? So the response from anarchists is always to avoid the thought experiment at all costs.
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    07-27-2022, 05:26 PM
    So the concept of an anarchy only exists in your mind? You can't form one on an island?
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    07-27-2022, 05:23 PM
    So it's impossible for a group of anarchists to get together and live on an island?
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    07-25-2022, 04:09 PM
    There's no such thing as an anarchy. There's always a state. It's the nature of force. It's easy to demonstrate this with a simple question. How are you going to defend your anarchy from invaders?
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    07-25-2022, 04:05 PM
    Militaries have never existed? I agree with most of the above but you're missing the most important point. You can affirm all day long that it's wrong to conquer people but that won't stop it. If you define a state as the group of people in a geographic location that has the most force then there's no such thing as "no state". It's impossible. There's ALWAYS going to be a state forcing you do do things. That the nature of force. So the whole idea of anarchism is irrelevant. There's no such thing. In the caveman days it was Grog, the big guy with the club. Now it's government police and military. The best you can do is manage the state. How are you going to protect your island anarchy?
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    07-25-2022, 12:45 PM
    My 2 day deliveries are averaging close to a week now. Is anyone else noticing this? I suspect inflation and the economic slowdown are responsible. I'm back to getting as much as I can from Walmart and saving deliveries for stuff I can't get locally. For awhile I was just ordering everything but food online but the delivery times and prices have forced me to adapt.
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    07-25-2022, 12:38 PM
    I don't think you have a right to separate from your government unless you move or never interact with other citizens. Over the years I've boiled down the whole argument to this: "You want to start an anarchy on an island so you get a bunch of like minded people to make it happen. How are you going to defend the island? More importantly, "Whose going to be in charge of defense?". Because guess what? That guy is now the head of your government, like it or not.
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    07-25-2022, 12:25 PM
    Again, he signed every single bill that covered his term and we doubled our spending. Now we know why he calls himself "The King of Debt".
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    07-24-2022, 11:42 AM
    He didn't veto that bill because it was too expensive. If anything it wasn't expensive enough for him. https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CDOC-116hdoc174/pdf/CDOC-116hdoc174.pdf That was the only bill that he vetoed that was overridden. And that bill was for 2021. That means that Trump approved ALL of the spending from 2016-2020. And that resulted in the doubling of the debt.
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    07-24-2022, 04:31 AM
    This one is catchy. :frog:
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    07-23-2022, 09:51 PM
    If you leave us alone, well weíd all be just fine
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    07-23-2022, 12:12 PM
    He's absolutely less bad than Biden, but he's still solidly on the bad side. Can't we get somebody who's even slightly good? What about DeSantis? Is there a chance he might veto a spending bill? Just out of curiosity do you think we'd be having this inflation under Trump?
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    07-23-2022, 12:07 PM
    Do you have a link for that? According to this Trump did not veto ANY spending bills. https://www.senate.gov/legislative/vetoes/TrumpDJ.htm Do you think we'd be having inflation if Trump was still president?
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    07-22-2022, 01:16 PM
    Although to be fair you'd probably have to add Bush and Obama in there. Republicans are idiots for blaming it on Biden and the oil supply. Biden is stupid for restricting the supply of oil but that's only a microscopic cause of overall price inflation. Democrats are idiots for blaming it on Putin and Greedy Big Business. The real root cause is government spending. And that's been a problem for decades really. govt spending -> borrowing -> printing -> price inflation
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    07-22-2022, 12:24 PM
    Yeah, but all that pales in comparison to government spending and it went way up under Trump. It almost doubled and I don't think any president has come close to that for a 4 year term. Government has to be paid for one way or another by stealing wealth from private citizens. Where do you think all this inflation is coming from? If you say supply chain disruptions go to the back of the class. The idea that massive government is just a minor "negative" is a bunch of crap.
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    07-22-2022, 12:10 PM
    Objectively Trump has moved us closer towards socialism. I think most people would agree that if you had to pick one trait of socialism it's the size of government. And it skyrocketed under Trump. Obama (in trillions) 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.4
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    07-19-2022, 11:39 AM
    Whoever I vote for doesn't have to be perfect, they just need to move us towards liberty, even just baby steps. That's why I can't vote for Trump, he moved us away from liberty and towards socialism, just a little bit slower than Obama and Biden. But still pretty damned fast based on the growth of government during his term.
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    07-14-2022, 10:36 AM
    The question is whether this collapse is being caused by "The Deep State" aka "Illuminati" aka "THEY" or is it just the natural result of the dumb masses voting for free stuff. I'm going with the "free stuff" theory. It's a simple, logical explanation and it's been repeating itself for thousands of years.
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