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    Today, 10:11 AM
    It does seem like any resource extraction enterprise attracts a lot of highwaymen, trying to siphon off profits. There may be slightly better situation with domestic US production - more market, less intervention and crime. I don't see that it's legit to deflect any blame from PetroBas. It's a corruption wholesale, bottom to top. To deal with that corruption you need to run with bribes. Not fully understanding Firestarter's indignation here.
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    Today, 08:43 AM
    Would enjoy some discussion of getting off the spyware-infested corporate closed-source world. Just had a funny discussion with a friend. Him> "This new LED keyboard uses so much cpu, I need a faster computer" Me> "What you talkin bout, willus?" Him> "When I plug-in this keyboard, CPU usage spikes so much my video gets slow" Me> "You're using windows I see" Him> "What?" Me> "Windows auto-installs closed-source manufacturer drivers.
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    Today, 08:03 AM
    Wind just blew through that EU is moving forward with Vaccine 'Passports'. Restrictions to begin with public events, then they will keep adding them. Talking about no-travel-without-gene-jab to hit in june.
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    Today, 12:50 AM
    Isn't it strange how the criminal activity of the Dutch SBM Offshore has been sold to the gullible public as corruption in Brazil, Angola and Equatorial Guinea? Since 1997, Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras received bribes from the Dutch company SBM Offshore. Four pre-trial detention warrants were served, two of which were against former directors arrested in Operation Car Wash, Renato Duque and Jorge Zelada. Former SBM representative in Brazil Júlio Faerman explained that he guaranteed "significant gains" for Petrobras while acting on behalf of the Dutch SBM. Police also searched the offices and homes of respondents of oil prospecting company Petroserv. Petroserv received transfers of 3% to 5% of "games contracts" (bad translation of Portuguese?) from Petrobras and sent 1% of these "commissions" to companies abroad. This money was laundered and then came back to Brazil as bribes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offshoots_of_Operation_Car_Wash
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    Today, 12:24 AM
    Is there any possible recent story/scandal that Trump's dirty trickster Roger Stone would like to cover up?!? Roger Stone received a full pardon in December, just before sleepy Joe would replace lying Donald as president. This is probably not THE scandal, but... On 16 April, it was reported that the US Justice Department sues Roger Stone for almost $2 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest, dating back more than a decade: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/16/feds-roger-stone-tax-suit-482597
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    The word "can't" in this discussion is being used in the more colloquial sense "may not". This is because there exist powerful elements among us which increasingly run interference on the defense of property rights and security. Thus what you have is not a contradiction in normative statements, but the reflection of what may be an irreconcilable cultural or ethnic conflict within our geographic regions. This is why ever more people are turning to seperation as the general solution. They see that this "must" and "can't" can be be resolved if the multi-culti globo-h0m0 project can be dismantled.
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    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    Alright you've got some descriptions there of stuff many, many people in the history of ideas have written about before. How about you start telling us what you've read, that delves into these themes. Because those thoughts aren't original. They're not wildly off the mark but I can better guide you to other writing if I know what you've read. Cheers.
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    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    I think your writing shows you have some budding understanding of a deep and important set of ideas in economics and libertarian thought. It's radically challenging to the stuff schoolmarms are pumping into kids, so I appreciate you putting your thoughts to text. It's nice to work through things and think about abstractions, but when you cast them into words you'll find that if you're sloppy at crafting individual sentences, another person may be reasonably interpret them as nonsense. Does reading this sentence -- slowly, carefully, reflecting on what it means -- parse into any kind of true statement for you? " The whole is only useful if the smallest individual part is useful." So if i add a non-useful part to a car like a cow-tit-milking-nozzle, this disables the car? How about some unneeded extra stitching to a backpack i'm sewing?
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    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    Best laugh i had since reading TheTexan a few hours ago. Thank you!
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    Yesterday, 02:10 PM
    Absolutely sensible. I guess the political stars just are somehow not aligned to make this front page news, when it should be. To be fair i think WaPo did a story or was it New York Post? The two scientific writeups i've seen concluding that sars-cov2 is a chimeral product of GoF work were at least legit to the point I could tell they were written by scientists with a background in the field. I did a bit of computer work for virus research and from what little I learned the gene editing tools cut at specific, known sequences of dna/rna so general purpose cut-and-paste work will begin and end with specific 'sentence fragments'. Based on this and other analysis the conclusion was 'super unlikely was this natural'. The articles I read analysing the lab-origin are far past my experience level though, but you know -- if a lot of the guys I know about aren't even weighing-in on the debate. Even after I ask them. They're scared. But I don't think scared of anything specific so much - the universities are just SO politically toxic now, anything can get you deplatformed, and they have learned to shut up through decades of training to shut up.
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    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    One stabbed me with a BIC pen in 10th grade. Left a mark too. Course she was part hispanic so she was 'FBI White'.
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    Yesterday, 01:26 PM
    The ironies are going 4-Dimensional nowadays.. Woke cultists calling for segregation is ...oh... heh.... shhh! White this white that. Are White Castle hamburgers still a thing? Ironic that it was the fast food joint in town most preferred by the colored folx. Why were White Castle hamburgers so terrible, yet so addictive? And the turkey and cheese? What dark arts (oops!) were used in their making? So many questions, so little time.
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    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    I guess that it's highly unlikely that Donald "drain the swamp" Trump would be fooled by a "trojan horse". Nice try @Sammy, but clearly you forgot that lying Donald wouldn't be foooled so easily, and as it's also completely impossible that Donald was lying when he said that he would "drain the swamp", "fix the debt" and "lock Hillary up", Mike Pompeo mus tard been a genuine American patriot that played an important role to "Make Amerika Great Again"...
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    Yesterday, 12:47 PM
    For some reason the following is blatantly blocked by Google.nl... It's an overview of some of the deaths (and other adverse reactions) shortly after getting poisoned with the experimental COVID vaccines. https://hive.blog/covid-19/@blackwater-house/covid-19-or-frontline-workers-testimonies-and-vaers-reports-21-3-2021
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    Yesterday, 12:31 PM
    I'm just amused to find someone on RPF who voluntarily runs a browser with a 'safespace diaper'. :) cheers.
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    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    Is letting someone else block what you can read something you do by choice?
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    Yesterday, 12:04 PM
    Hate is the emotion evolution gave us to do what's needed to survive in conflict. To hate is not necessarily to hate without just cause; it is not to initiate aggression; it can be the the natural human response to having been aggressed-upon. Like a stimulant drug it can be self-destructive - but in the right dose, at the right time, it can be the fuel for the selfless committment to honorably pursue justice. Today's 'anti-hate' campaign is just part of a program to render white people, and white people only, defenseless against a train of abuses and usurpations rained upon them. To those who insist on virtue-signaling their devotion to this dogma I only say, not all are fit for survival in an environment where they have been made the target. As to the second virtue-signaling dogwhistle 'prejudice', let's consider the word "pre-judge". It indicates a judgement felled before the essential facts are known. If you're hiring a fireman, it's not prejudicial to reject a 65-pound female applicant. The presence of the small woman in front of you informs you of her suitability to carry people out of burning buildings. Maybe there's an off-chance she has some superhuman strength hidden-away but it's your choice whether to spend the time testing that. We always make choices based on imperfect and incomplete information, and we'd be dead if we didn't. Likewise if you're downtown and you see a group of 25 japenese tourists coming down the road at you taking pictures of everything, you're not pre-judging them by reacting differently than if you saw the same number of black youths strutting and flashing gang-signs. You're incorporating the information you know about that group based on appearance. If the latter belongs to a group with murder rate 18 times higher than the former, you'd be a fool to not incorporate that knowledge into your immediate plans. Now please don't take my comments to imply that I advocate hating or pre-judging. I'm well aware of the harms these can cause, but these terms have been turned into war-words, meant to stifle thought and truth.
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    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    The following is a good overview story on the SBM Offshore bribing scandal, and Jonathan Taylor (before he was detained in Croatia)... SBM Offshore, in 1971 relocated from the Netherlands to the Principality of Monaco. SBM is the market leader in the sale and lease of Floating Production Storage and Offloading units (FPSOs), platforms which extract, process and store oil and gas at sea. While working for SBM, Jonathan Taylor discovered that “The business model of SBM was simple. We got the orders by paying bribes”. SBM's management board secretly added appendices to contracts, and these additional clauses described huge bribes, "commissions" to third party agents. On 31 January 2012, the whole scandal was exposed, when an American lawyer for Noble Energy, a business partner of SBM, calls SBM HQ about incriminating information on bribes that SBM paid in Equatorial Guinea from 2005 to 2011. About $275 million had been paid in "commissions" to agents in Brazil, Angola and Equatorial Guinea, Iraq, Malaysia and Italy. In Angola, numerous bribes were paid to employees of state-owned oil company Sonangol. Brazil immediately stood out. SBM Offshore earned 60% of its revenues from Brazil, with "current contracts" there worth at least 25 billion euros. In the same period, $139 million in commissions was paid to Julio Faerman, much of it going to Petrobras. What made the news extra spicy was that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff had been the chair of Petrobras’ Supervisory Board from 2003 to 2010, and many of the directors were appointees from her Workers’ Party.
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    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    Laughed out loud. Here's an idea - how about two-barrel pistols. One with a fast-acting tranquilizer, and another with explosive-tipped rounds.
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    Yesterday, 11:02 AM
    Thank you Firestarter for the education in the specifics of the tactics and character of business and government we can expect to call the 'new normal' in our own countries, soon.
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    Yesterday, 10:57 AM
    Most of them are an embarassments to the nation. Insurrection is "an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government". If you consider our legal tradition of property rights an integral part of the established government, I'd say calling for riots in barely couched language qualifies. But how many in 'the government' are in fact traitors to the nation? Isn't every left wing schoolmarm and college prof an enemy of the Constitution, properly understood? Hasn't their "long march through the institutions" been completed, with them now sipping champagne in the halls of power, so to speak? I know some of them are regretting it, like Michael Rechtenwald, but I'd say a good portion are not. Sigmund Freud announced in 1919 to his friends that he was now 'Half a Bolshevist'. Startled, they asked him why half, and he responded:
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    Yesterday, 09:12 AM
    Then you've been ignoring the non-media-propaganda reasons. The controversy around 'gain of function' experiments, specifically those in easily transmissible airborne pathogens like Coronavirus, long predates the covid-19 scam. The names of the players are known and the paper trail of their funding is as well. Fauci and scientist kooks in Canada and France have been doing coronavirus GoF experiments since the mid 90s. There's the NIAID and pentagon grants to Daszak's "EcoHealth Alliance". There was the moratorium on GoF research, with an evidence trail going back at least decade. I understand it's easy to become lost in a sea of media disinfo. How about turning off the damn tv in the first place. Then start to train yourself in discerning reliable from unreliable reporting. Maybe you're one of those "it's ALL A LIE except this random theory i just pulled OUT OF MY ASS" people I shouldn't be talking to, though.
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    Yesterday, 03:15 AM
    Isn't it curious that the media - with one voice - chooses to focus on one particular case of death at the hands of police where it's NOT a clear cut case of murder, and calls it murder? What purposes could that serve?
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    Yesterday, 02:53 AM
    People fascinated by semi-secret clubs of people who are fascinated by secret handshakes and titles and rites often imagine they hold vague and unspecified powers. Look at who controls the actual implements of social power; media, electronic infrastructure, social media, legislature, executive and the printing press. Look at what those people do, in which club's interests.
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    04-21-2021, 10:58 PM
    https://www.corruptionanonymous.org/open-letter-to-croatian-minister-of-justice-to-free-whistleblower-jonathan-taylor/
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    04-21-2021, 06:56 PM
    https://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/moneylaundering.asp Thanks for the wealth of information there firestarter. While most of the cases of 'laundered' money you cite appear to be from things libertarians would consider crimes, profits from voluntary transactions such as buying and selling between legitimate owners is another thing entirely
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    04-21-2021, 06:50 PM
    The empire beginning to crumble knows nothing else to do but seeking more 'monsters abroad to destroy'. This is a major geopolitical danger now. But there's so much at play, some which I'm unsure of, some which I can't say.
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    04-21-2021, 05:52 PM
    My numbers don't lie. There's a net wealth caused by millions of people working over generations along with the productivity gains through innovation and capital investment. That was pilfered by the hidden tax caused by the federal reserve regime and the fractional reserve banking fraud. Comparisons to other countries are fair insofar as you can say 'we got screwed less', but the fact is, bottom tier wage earners would be getting $44/hr and not living paycheck to paycheck if the Krugman Klass hadn't defrauded us of the wealth we produced. ALL THOSE PRINTED TRILLIONS WENT INTO SOMEBODY'S POCKETS, and it wasn't wage-earners. If you haven't been studying how it was done at places like mises.org - well, nobody's stopping you!
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    04-21-2021, 05:42 PM
    Sorry if I misunderstood you. Yes, the common term 'wuhan flu' is misleading insofar as the common flu is caused by influenza, not corona or specifically the sars-variant sars-cov2. But the Wuhan part is legit, since the tradition for naming is to include the region of origin. And the flu part is defensible to the degree that the level of symptoms and mortality is closer to the flu than the other airborn respitorary diseases people are familiar with. 'Wuhan Flu' was just a common nickname. You don't get bent out of shape that we call a 'cold' something that's caused by more than one type of virus, do you? What's getting me is the outbreak just happened to come from the area they were doing the gain-of-function work on corona virus, and the gene homology research along with other analysis strongly indicates it is likely a synthetic chimeric virus. That, in turn, gives us a real possibility that the outbreak is the result a deliberate leak, - which would amount to the kind of bio terrorism speculated about in fiction for the past few decades - which would demand an investigation more rigorous and consequential than any crime in living memory.
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    04-21-2021, 02:34 PM
    Thanks for the daily stream of interesting links Brian4Liberty.
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