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    Today, 11:05 PM
    Scaramuccia (literally "little skirmisher"), also known as Scaramouche or Scaramouch, is a stock clown character of the Italian commedia dell'arte. The role combined characteristics of the zanni (servant) and the Capitano (masked henchman). Usually attired in black Spanish dress and burlesquing a don, he was often beaten by Harlequin for his boasting and cowardice.
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    Today, 10:53 PM
    NOT more government, I want less, but not none, those miners courts etc. that Anarchists are so fond of were known as Kangaroo courts in Australia, they were quite often tyrannical and unjust, and the people of the west wanted sheriffs and deputies in addition to their "armed society", As population and wealth rose so did crime and the need for law enforcement.
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    Today, 10:30 PM
    Good for her, millions of people are too old or too sick or too clumsy.
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    Today, 10:17 PM
    for the DNC as May 2017 was the worst fundraising month since the Iraq War in 2003. DNC Chair Tom Perez recently sent out a fundraising email to supporters claiming, “I know garbage when I see it,” citing that he once worked on a dump truck. It’s ironic that he referred to the GOP health care bill as a “flaming dumpster fire” because he has been presiding over the disaster that is the Democratic National Committee. The organization reported that May 2017 was its worst fundraising month since the Iraq War in 2003, and April 2017 was its worst fundraising month since 2009. In May, the DNC also reported that it has $1.9 million in debt. Despite the fact that former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez was recruited by Barack Obama to appease the party’s donors, lobbyists and PACs, even they have refused to prop up the failing brand. Not approving of the strategies laid out at a retreat for donors in January 2017, billionaires Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman started their own political organization, Win the Future. As donors are increasingly tired of seeing their investments go to waste, many have started their own funds or used their access to take over leadership positions themselves—such as Florida billionaire donor Stephen Bittel did to become the Florida Democratic Party chair earlier this year. Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritzker is running for governor of Illinois, and billionaire Tom Steyer is debating running for governor of California. Haim Saban and James Simons poured millions into Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but they have yet to be listed by the FEC as DNC donors in 2017. Additionally, George Soros has only given $33,900 to the DNC in 2017, but he poured millions of dollars into the Democratic Party in 2016. By contrast, as The Hill notes, June was a record breaking fundraising month for the RNC bringing their YTD haul to over $75 million, or roughly double what the DNC has managed to raise so far in 2017. The Republican National Committee (RNC) raised a record $13.4 million in June, bringing its total 2017 fundraising to $75.3 million.
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    Today, 09:48 PM
    IMF: Saudi’s Oil GDP To Fall 2% On Back Of OPEC Cutshttp://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/IMF-Saudis-Oil-GDP-To-Fall-2-On-Back-Of-OPEC-Cuts.html
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    Today, 09:33 PM
    Originally Posted by Swordsmyth I want an armed society but not everyone is proficient in the use of arms. It means not everyone is capable of defending his rights from the evil among us by him/herself. My Grandmothers come to mind.
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    Today, 09:31 PM
    Paul was a Heretic who defied god on at least one occasion after his conversion, reading his writings requires one to "eat the meat and spit out the bones". Romans 13 is a bone.
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    Today, 09:20 PM
    I want an armed society but not everyone is proficient in the use of arms.
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    Today, 09:19 PM
    In our current state of thing many do, but not all. And you are only looking at the top of the food chain many big mean criminals go to prison where they belong, and where they can't burglarize or mug geeks and little old ladies.
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    Today, 09:16 PM
    Or much worse, and unlike what we had in the beginning, and yes I know we had problems from the start but they were minimized. You can't get perfection in this life, you could get better than we have or even better than what we started with, but as I pointed out Anarchy will bring you what we have or worse in short order.
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    Today, 09:12 PM
    No any more detail would require a lot more words than that. Law and government are extremely complex and the philosophical ground has already been well trodden, you shouldn't need me to lay out a whole legal code in order to understand.
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    Today, 09:05 PM
    On this thread he opposed an audit of the fed and the gold standard: Trump Meeting with John Allison: Wants to abolish Federal Reserve and return to Gold And that is just the easiest one I can remember
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    Today, 08:58 PM
    To a point, if you decrease government below that threshold Tyrants and criminals will seize control and impose excessive government upon you and you will then have very little freedom.
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    Today, 08:56 PM
    Until God purges the world of evil and brings us his Kingdom I do not, the weak among us need to be protected from the strong.
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    Today, 08:54 PM
    That is a very complex question, but I will try to give some simplistic rough answers. Min: The Old west, not including progressive cities like Dodge where the citizens were denied their 2nd amendment rights. Max: This one is harder but it would probably be somewhere around the 1900s and 1910s.
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    Today, 08:48 PM
    They are the areas with less police and less laws, generally they have lower populations and tend towards the conservative end of politics, this description also explains th why.
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    Today, 08:45 PM
    Utopian Means fantasy. b : a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority the city's descent into anarchy
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    Today, 08:40 PM
    Zippy frequently opposes the goals of this site and Dr. Ron Paul.
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    Today, 08:39 PM
    Not when the problem was that government failed to do something it should.
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    Today, 08:38 PM
    If you read the rest of this thread you will see that I want less police and less laws, but some people run around demanding that we should have none. The answer to your question depends on your exact location in this continent wide nation, some places are others are not.
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    Today, 08:35 PM
    Words have meaning, someone who believes government should not do anything is an Anarchist look it up.
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    Today, 08:20 PM
    Nothing in life has ever been done perfectly, ALL systems succumb to corruption, civilization does better with government than without. This is the last I will say about this because you can't debate Anarchists, they are to committed to their fantasy that they can solve all problems by converting everyone to their philosophical religion.
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    Today, 08:14 PM
    You say there is nothing government should do, therefore you are an Anarchist, if you believe you are right then you should be proud, instead you take insult when I call you what you are and try to weasel out of admitting what you believe.
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    Today, 06:55 PM
    You are doing what I said. But to answer to your question Originally Posted by tod evans Try to define the 'job' of government...........Just one segment..........Then think about all the other segments of government that exist to support/justify and finance that one segment to do one thing.......If you get through that exercise then try to determine if that segment you looked at does its 'job' well.......Does it do its 'job' cost effectively? IT CAN.
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    Today, 06:47 PM
    The following quote If that doesn't say that you don't think that government should do anything, what does it mean? You are using questions to send the message that government can't do anything right or cost effectively.
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    Today, 06:41 PM
    as tensions reach breaking point, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert revealed EU aid payments to Turkey are now under threat. He said: "Unfortunately we have constant cause to talk to Turkey about civil and press freedoms. "We think it is important to review aid in light of the latest developments." Mr Seibert was referring to a package of assistance totalling three billion euros the EU has promised to Turkey to help stem flows of migrants, mostly from conflict zones in the Middle East, into Europe. More at: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/830716/turkey-germany-arrests-merkel-erdogan-eu-suspensions
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    Today, 06:35 PM
    You don't believe that government should do anything, therefore you are an Anarchist. I didn't say you were an evil Anarchist or a crazy Anarchist so you should be proud of what you are, I am proud of what I am I believe I am right, if you don't like what you are you should rethink your philosophy.
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    Today, 06:28 PM
    Another Anarchist, this conversation is over.
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    Today, 06:20 PM
    The "law and order police state" is whatever you want it to be? If you mean that the "law and order police state" is having police and the law being enforced then I stand guilty as charged, but that is not what it is taken to mean in ordinary conversation, it is used to describe big brother always watching and pouncing on the smallest infraction, with too many laws to keep track of, and "police presence" omnipresent to keep the population submissive etc.
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