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    Yesterday, 05:06 PM
    People say they want the freedom to think, but they don't really want that freedom. It's hard work. Freedom means being accountable for your mistakes. People don't want to manage their own retirements. Study after study shows what horrible decisions people make with their 401ks whether it is not taking advantage of matches or taking enough risk to meet goals. Instead they want Social Security and pensions. People don't want the hard work of buying their own insurance and setting up an HSA. They want and employer to make that decision for them. Or Medicare For All. Or stick it to the emergency room. People take out loans to get degrees in the humanities and then are upset that they are stuck with these loans that they struggle to pay off. They want loan forgiveness. People wanted bailouts when they bought houses they couldn't afford. Even Ron Paul refused to blame the people who bought houses they couldn't afford. The Fed may have fueled the bubble, but no rational person who was taking responsibility for their own actions would have ever put themselves in a situation of buying a large house that was dependent on appreciation to be able to pay the mortgage payment when rates adjusted on it. They took on too much risk and should take full responsibility and learn from that mistake. People act as though they have agency, but they don't. The average person I talk to is so fucking stupid and so irresponsible. Women as a group (not Ayn Rand) are the ultimate non-thinkers. Single women want government protection. Married women are by and large dependent on a husband to make decisions. I have no idea how pure libertarianism will work. I get more cynical the older I get, which is why I more interested in efficient government solutions that do the least damage as opposed to pure libertarian solution. I would guess even only 20% of people who supported Ron Paul really wanted freedom in their lives.
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    Yesterday, 01:30 PM
    Krugminator2 replied to a thread Stocks: Market Crash Looming in Economy & Markets
    The Nasdaq got ahead of itself a little bit over the last month. Plus the market was super frothy going into yesterday that isn't fully reflected in the the Dow or SPY. Take a look at IQ, HUYA, NEW, CVNA, DBX to see what I am referring to.
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    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    Krugminator2 replied to a thread Stocks: Market Crash Looming in Economy & Markets
    Or it could be you just had a super overbought market that needed a rest. Markets that go straight up have pull backs. It's what they do.
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    06-18-2018, 01:17 PM
    Is it a good read? What Madison30 said kind of refutes the parts you bolded. You own your own life which is the starting point of everything. If you accept that you own your own life then you have to accept that you own the product of your labor. If you own the product of your labor that means you can do what you want with it which means you can trade with other people. Clearly defined property rights ensure that people don't steal your labor. People in poor countries are poor not because of Dick Cheney and oil and Haliburton and the military industrial petro fed complex. They are poor because they don't have strong property rights. That is really the only reason. Property rights are the strongest indicator of prosperity.
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    06-16-2018, 07:41 AM
    What? Humans are not the sun. Humans are not wild animals incapable of reason. You don't take something that isn't yours. It is stealing. Stealing is wrong. It is very easy to not steal. You just don't do it. I wear a somewhat high end watch. If I set it down and someone took it, I feel like Casino captures the right moral tone on how I would like to see the situation handled in my ideal society.
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    06-15-2018, 04:20 PM
    That's the most insane thing I have ever read. I'll continue to blame the thief.
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    06-15-2018, 02:51 PM
    I think just the opposite. I'm morally okay with shooting people who steal cars. I don't think it is a good idea only because of the risk of going to jail.
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    06-13-2018, 05:05 PM
    His long time Chief of Staff was Tom Davis who was the most visible South Carolina Ron Paul supporter.
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    06-13-2018, 03:26 PM
    Like you (and I) said in the thread last year it wasn't a good strategy going after Trump. I said in the other thread I thought he might run for the LP nomination. Johnson actually asked him as his first choice over Weld to be the VP. Given the tack Sanford took, that seems more likely now. But it is ridiculous Fitnews calling Sanford a shill for the Republican establishment. I'm pretty sure Paul Ryan and Boehner don't agree. FWIW 1006731469946007552
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    06-13-2018, 10:47 AM
    All of that stuff was brought up when he ran against Stephen Colbert's sister. He spent less on travel than any of his predecessors. His being frugal personally and in office is the one thing he is most known for. He even turned down stimulus money. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article24528985.html Instead of making minimum wage or whatever a governor makes, they should have paid him $5-$10 million a year and made him governor for life.
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    06-13-2018, 09:10 AM
    1. Here you go. Here he is criticizing withdrawal from TPP. First answer. Second paragraph https://www.weeklystandard.com/haley-byrd/sanford-tariffs-are-an-experiment-with-stupidity 2. He was one of five Republicans to vote against funding for the wall regardless of what he said. Sanford has sensible immigration views similar to Ron Paul's. There is nothing that will please left wing immigration groups. They only want Democratic voters.
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    06-13-2018, 07:17 AM
    Trade. Immigration. Spending bill with the wall. Not to hard to find. Google harder. Ummm... Yeah. So.... I have no idea what prompted that statement but Rand has opposed Trump at more potential political cost than ANY other Republican in Congress. That isn't my opinion. That is fact. A non-debatable statement. He just frames his opposition in way where he is on Trump's side opposing his bad advisors. Look at where the dot is with Rand. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/
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    06-12-2018, 07:41 PM
    Because they are fucking stupid. It is as simple as that. They think a moderate is someone who criticizes the party. They don't differentiate between Mitt Romney and Mark Sanford. You could probably make a legit case that Sanford is one of the ten most conservative members in the history of Congress.
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    06-12-2018, 07:12 PM
    Sanford is about the least moderate member of Congress.
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    06-12-2018, 06:58 PM
    This is quite a bit different. Sanford has continuously attacked Trump and the whole campaign by Sanford's opponent was that he was an obstacle for Trump. And it was already have an effect in that district. Yes. Just like Ron Paul had his own little scandals. I tend to think of their impeccable voting records instead because that's what actually matters.
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    06-12-2018, 06:04 PM
    If Sanford loses his race because of Trump tonight, I wish AIDS and cancer on him.
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    06-10-2018, 05:34 PM
    Working on the second biggest down day since the beginning of the year. Next few days will be telling.
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    06-09-2018, 08:29 PM
    I think Brett has been a really good poster and worthy of support. I don't know the financial situations of the people posting here, but I feel like it is ridiculous for him to not easily raise $1000 with all the people who visit here on a daily basis. This is the kind of race where there could be a tangible benefit and it is clear he has made the effort.
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    06-09-2018, 06:40 AM
    That's interesting. There isn't really much up there outside of the 3 or 4 cities there. I grew up and went to high school just south of the bridge.
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    06-08-2018, 10:30 PM
    Here is also a fact. Every single Scandanavian country has a higher suicide rate that the United States. The suicide rates in the Scandavian countries were multiples higher than the US in the 70s when those governments were at the their most left wing. Perhaps they aren't inclusive enough.
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    06-08-2018, 12:25 PM
    "Why Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals" https://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/opinion/sunday/conservatives-are-happier-and-extremists-are-happiest-of-all.html My best guess is that liberals are more unhappy becomes they tend not to confront the world as it actually exists and are less likely to work within the bounds of nature and reality. Whereas conservatives probably are more accepting of the world and try to make the most of it.
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    06-07-2018, 03:36 PM
    Interesting note, Keynes himself hated inflation. And he was consistent about that from his early life until he spoke to Hayek right before he died. People who called themselves Keynesians don't have the same aversion. https://cafehayek.com/2009/06/keynes-on-inflation.html https://www.richmondfed.org/~/media/richmondfedorg/publications/research/economic_review/1981/pdf/er670101.pdf
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    06-07-2018, 03:18 PM
    Klay Thompson is first ballot hall of famer. He would average 25-28 on the majority of NBA teams. He does pretty much everything well. Korver can't create his own shot and he is one of the worst defenders in the NBA. There is no team or system where Korver could have ever been a 20 point scorer. I like Korver. He hustles. Seems like a good guy. The Cavs can't really play him against the other team's starters because he gets torched on defense. Korver was a late second round pick for a reason. He got max out of his abilities.
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    06-05-2018, 03:33 PM
    Skills competition. Apparently it is like the NFL combine now.
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    06-05-2018, 03:27 PM
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2018/06/04/the-exclusive-100000-club-meet-30000-members-at-the-illinois-teachers-retirement-system-trs/#41b6476a6129 Here is one demanding higher wages in a Che shirt.
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    06-04-2018, 05:05 PM
    Norm Macdonald did a lot of Clinton Chinese jokes back in the 90s on SNL. Apparently that was a thing.
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    06-04-2018, 04:56 PM
    Bill is the only Democrat President since Grover Cleveland that I don't absolutely hate. I also agree with him that the whole Monica Lewinsky thing was nothing. Bill couldn't win because he is a radically right wing relative to the rest of his party. There are no economic centrists in that party anymore.
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    06-04-2018, 01:32 PM
    Great analogy. If a woman says she only dates tall men, she is clearly discriminating. She is not judging on the content of someone's character. If she puts an ad on a dating site, how is her discrimination any different than a business owner's? It isn't. This seems like it should be obvious to everyone.
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    06-02-2018, 09:40 PM
    That's interesting. I would have guessed getting a car across the Pacific Ocean would cost a lot more. I was quoted $1100 getting a car I saw on the internet from Florida to the state I live in and it had to be on truck with a bunch of other cars.
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