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    Yesterday, 02:02 PM
    Anytime! I don't remember exchanging with you before... so I'd like to apologize to you for my behavior here. I get a little irritated when someone comes looking for an honest information exchange, and others show up to dump their purse on the table for the eightieth time this month. I agree people would demand justice if they knew an elite was siphoning off their money... well SOME would, anyway. I'm sure we all know those people who actually like paying taxes. Never understood it myself, but they do exist... and I can't imagine learning the truth about why guaranteed inflation is even a thing would phase them much. But that's what they would demand... justice. I contend that the small-L libertarian approach there is to define such things as a crime, and to prescribe a remedy for it. Take fractional reserve banking, for one example. Is it a crime? Is it fraud? I contend that it is fraud, but not necessarily a crime. It would have to be taken on a case-by-case basis. Suppose we were examining the Federal Reserve. Were I the judge of the "is this a crime" question, I would think invariably yes, it is. There is a clear perpetuator, and clear victims. People incur real losses by the devaluation of the dollar.
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    06-26-2016, 02:20 PM
    Hey everyone, here is Theocrat's god at work: I'm not so beholden to a single interpretation of a book that I can believe this is the one true god doing his thing. Are you familiar with the work of Charlie Eipper, Theocrat? Can I assume you're a fan?
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    06-25-2016, 10:04 PM
    Perhaps you're not a child, but I am also capable of following my own advice and not engaging you. Stop derailing the conversation.
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    06-25-2016, 09:50 PM
    Right, erowe, so there are only two possibilities there: either people are acting out of goodness and it's a valid anarchist talking point out of Theo's five listed, or they aren't acting out of goodness and it's not a valid observation about anarchist philosophy.
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    06-25-2016, 09:44 PM
    Everything, from the several dozen uncontrolled lines you wait in every month, to the operating system and web server software which are making our current exchange possible. To clarify, I do not mean these systems are totally uncontrolled by any means at all: I mean what anarchists here always mean, which is that there is no monopoly control. It is self evident all around you, every single day of your life, that mankind does not need a state to order his affairs.
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    06-25-2016, 08:45 PM
    Seriously, just don't engage Ronin on his unsourced crackpot ideas about Christianity. Let's stick to your unsourced crackpot ideas about anarchist writing. I've never read anything that supports those five ideas. I admit that anarchist ideas rely on point 3, that people are basically good. Is your problem with this that it violates your theology? Because yes, people are sinful and they are jerks, but I see the goodness of people winning over their badness in uncontrolled systems on a daily basis and do not consider it up for debate.
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    06-24-2016, 02:54 PM
    The fact that he served any time at all is why I choose to continue living in Virginia. Fairfax County is a mere hour's drive from Baltimore, and we know how things pan out there.
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    06-24-2016, 02:43 PM
    Fellow statelessness advocates... I'm seriously thinking about starting a site that numbers these questions and provides the answers in one place. We could refer people to that site when they're asked, and even keep statistics on what the most popular erroneous objections are. Son_of_Liberty90, I personally believe that both anarchists and statists have their eyes on the wrong problem. I also admit that the standard answers anarchists give to this particular question generally fall flat. First of all, your question basically boils down to "how do we prevent X from doing Y". This is the wrong question because it presumes that it is someone's business to prevent people from doing bad things. I disagree with that, pretty much completely. "How do we prevent kids from getting addicted to meth?" The answer becomes "We ban all drugs and make everyone's life totally miserable, including cancer patients and children who have 100 seizures per day." "How do we prevent people from dying in car accidents?"
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    06-23-2016, 11:58 AM
    Phil, Melissa, Pete, Ender... thank you for making this site not a complete waste of time.
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    06-21-2016, 02:22 PM
    I am likewise not saying prostitution was condoned, but if there was either a civil or criminal penalty for it, it was ignored in Hosea's case. The emphasis there is clearly on redeeming the woman, forgiving her. A theology informed by a Church guided by the Holy Spirit would focus on that, and make that the point of the religion. A theology informed by a desire to punish and push people around would focus on... the original post.
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    06-21-2016, 11:04 AM
    Good question. We hear on this site all the time about how Latinos in particular aren't real people who don't have rights. The Swiss keep outsiders out, so they never have to deal with sub-humans getting guns.
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    06-14-2016, 08:45 PM
    The only song I ever sang Karaoke to was "She never even called me by my name". Good on 'im for not paying taxes. If that ain't country, I'll kiss your ass.
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    06-14-2016, 10:54 AM
    You do not own property in Virginia. Neither do I. No individual does.
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    06-14-2016, 10:52 AM
    Welcome to the site. The job of Law Enforcement Officers is to ruin lives. Not to enforce the law. Nobody has any guarantee that calling a LEO to handle a clear violation of the law will have the intended effect. It is entirely possible that the dog hunters may be kin with someone in law enforcement, and then suddenly it's Intoxiklown under scrutiny. Most of us here (including Intoxiclown, apparently) know better than to involve law enforcement. They're not there to help you. They're not there to watch you or protect you or even to enforce the law which is there (presumably) to help you. They're there to ruin lives.
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    06-13-2016, 10:19 PM
    Hm. Check this out... in 1942 there was a non-arson nightclub fire that killed 492 people! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoanut_Grove_fire The number of nightclub fires that weren't arson which claimed more lives than this Orlando shooting are so numerous I'm not going to link to them. But you know, there are no guns in those stories so nobody cares.
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    06-13-2016, 07:09 PM
    According to tptb, yes. Mainly because they still don't want it pointed out that the worst mass shooting in US history was actually at the hands of tptb... at Wounded Knee.
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    06-13-2016, 09:23 AM
    Now that you mention it.....
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    06-13-2016, 09:21 AM
    This text won't compile.
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    06-10-2016, 02:44 PM
    Pandemics? Earthquakes? EMP's? Are you guys fucking serious? People are getting burned alive on national TV and nothing is happening. People are getting strangled on the sidewalk in broad daylight on camera and nothing is happening. The SHTF situation is happening.
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