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    Today, 09:38 AM
    :rolleyes: Wiki? Really? From the freaking dictionary. Definition of socialism 1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods 2a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state 3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
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    Today, 09:36 AM
    You're allowed to be wrong. Right. And there's more than one usage for the word "socialism" just like there's more than one usage for the word "capitalism." By the way, the game you and B4L are playing is the same game I see socialists play with the world "capitalism." I define capitalism as anything other than the current crony corporate capitalism and they are quick to say "But that's not capitalism." Ummm.....yes it is. And what the early church did in Acts 2 was a form of socialism whether you are willing to admit it or not. It also has an established meaning that is EXACTLY the way I'm using it.
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    Today, 02:55 AM
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=how+media+coverage+causes+more+shootings&t=raspberrypi&ia=web https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5296697/ Abstract Mass shootings are a particular problem in the United States, with one mass shooting occurring approximately every 12.5 days. Recently a “contagion” effect has been suggested wherein the occurrence of one mass shooting increases the likelihood of another mass shooting occurring in the near future. Although contagion is a convenient metaphor used to describe the temporal spread of a behavior, it does not explain how the behavior spreads. Generalized imitation is proposed as a better model to explain how one person’s behavior can influence another person to engage in similar behavior. Here we provide an overview of generalized imitation and discuss how the way in which the media report a mass shooting can increase the likelihood of another shooting event. Also, we propose media reporting guidelines to minimize imitation and further decrease the likelihood of a mass shooting.
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    Today, 02:42 AM
    Jordan Peterson had a pretty long discussion about this. While he agree with your point about "living up to one's potential causes income inequality", he went on to say that in a healthy society there is some way to balance that out. And that way doesn't have to be statist. For example he mentioned the native Canadian tribes ancient tradition of the "pot latch" where chiefs who had accumulated lots of stuff where honored by how much they gave away. the-uncomfortable-truth-behind-economic/2efb0363d6cc3b8e9c12babce4154c66f4c0c01d The Hebrew religion also had something to balance out income inequality. It was the Year of Jubilee. That year all family land that to be returned to the original owner, debts were cancelled, and Hebrew slaves were freed. (See: https://insight.bibliotech.us/jubilee-forgiveness-of-debt/) Interestingly enough, the Lord Himself claimed ownership of the land and that's why it couldn't be permanently sold, except for houses inside walled cities. (Leviticus 25:23 ¶ The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.) Instead, we have a society where the government ultimately owns the land. Don't pay your taxes? Lose your land. Make a bad business deal? You can lose your land. One of your cousins twice removed decides he wants to sell his 2 acre share in the family 2,000 acre plot because he wants to buy his trophy wife that boob job and butt lift she wants? You guessed it, you can lose your land. There are some aspects of the Hebrew religion still in our law such as debt forgiveness through filing for bankruptcy and prohibitions on usury...with loopholes where people still charge usury anyway.
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    Today, 02:19 AM
    Uhhhh....nope. Not even kind of true. They got wiped out because they had no immunity to European disease and hadn't invented gun powder. Even the "civilized" tribes like the Aztecs and Incas who had European style feudalism got wiped out.
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    Today, 02:11 AM
    Because....that's what it actually is. Why does the accurate label bother you? And why do you describe a voluntary agreement as "temporary?" Just because people can voluntarily leave something doesn't mean they must. But, technically, everything is "temporary" even empires. There is no reason a group of people cannot indefinitely share resources. This entire planet "shares" the ocean. I recall that not too long ago people on this forum where vehemently arguing against the "L.O.S.T." treaty as statist overreach. Do you think billionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates should be able to buy up the ocean?
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    Today, 02:05 AM
    Tell that to all of the Indian tribes who banded together and fought to defend their collective happy hunting grounds. In fact a strong argument can be made that there's more incentive for a group of warriors to band together to defend they land they own together than to band together the defend they land they all own individually.
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    Today, 12:48 AM
    Uh, how is this supposed to hurt Russia? This ONLY hurts the USSA! Whats next Biden, "The Economy killed itself"? Like Epstein? Mmmhmmm suuuuure.
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    Today, 12:46 AM
    Another push by the Democrats for a Gun Grab. Hey Democrats, how about you make all the people you hire to protect your thieving asses from us turn in THEIR guns first? Oh yeah, you want an ARMED GOVT and DISARMED POPULATION. Which yet again supports the idea that this is yet another False Flag. For the record, False Flag does NOT mean that people did not die. It means their "official" story does not match what actually happened. Probably multiple shooters. And funny how the "single killer" always manages to "kill themselves"? Sandy Hook all over again. How about this for a solution? ARM YOUR TEACHERS? Since I am a fan of Homeschooling, that means MOM AND DAD teach the kids to use guns responsibly!
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    Today, 12:43 AM
    Yep. Id say we have no LESS than 6 active efforts in play to wipe out humanity: 1 - Vaccines 2 - Shutting down Food Production 3 - Shutting down Transportation 4 - Energy Crisis caused by shutting down pipelines and refineries 5 - Economic Collapse (inevitable, primary reason to instigate this crisis) 6 - Provocation of Nuclear World War
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    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    Are you sure about that? http://www.mutualist.org/ Mutualism, as a variety of anarchism, goes back to P.J. Proudhon in France and Josiah Warren in the U.S. It favors, to the extent possible, an evolutionary approach to creating a new society. It emphasizes the importance of peaceful activity in building alternative social institutions within the existing society, and strengthening those institutions until they finally replace the existing statist system. As Paul Goodman put it, "A free society cannot be the substitution of a 'new order' for the old order; it is the extension of spheres of free action until they make up most of the social life." Other anarchist subgroups, and the libertarian left generally, share these ideas to some extent. Whether known as "dual power" or "social counterpower," or "counter-economics," alternative social institutions are part of our common vision. But they are especially central to mutualists' evolutionary understanding. Mutualists belong to a non-collectivist segment of anarchists. Although we favor democratic control when collective action is required by the nature of production and other cooperative endeavors, we do not favor collectivism as an ideal in itself. We are not opposed to money or exchange. We believe in private property, so long as it is based on personal occupancy and use. We favor a society in which all relationships and transactions are non-coercive, and based on voluntary cooperation, free exchange, or mutual aid. The "market," in the sense of exchanges of labor between producers, is a profoundly humanizing and liberating concept. What we oppose is the conventional understanding of markets, as the idea has been coopted and corrupted by state capitalism.
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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    Correct. Incorrect. The early church in Jerusalem was a kind of "libertarian socialism." Acts 2:44-45 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
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    Yesterday, 03:32 PM
    If it works half as good as the COVID vaccine, I think they have a winner.
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    Yesterday, 12:05 PM
    Bump Okay so everyone has heard of the possible upcoming food shortages. What happens if a person takes the initiative to but lots of something and sell it for an inflated price when it becomes scarce? Is that price gouging or a smart business decision based on supply and demand?
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    Yesterday, 11:36 AM
    No....because I never took the first shot.
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    Yesterday, 10:13 AM
    Very informative on so many levels. I wonder how many kids not only get pushed into being trans because their parents freak out about them playing with the wrong gender toys, but also get pushed into being gay? Maybe play should just be looked at as play. In general dysphorias are correctly looked at as mental conditions. For example body integrity dysphoria where someone things he or she should be an amputee. People with B.I.D. report feeling "whole" after cutting off a limb. https://academicjournals.org/journal/IJPC/article-full-text-pdf/B8D4DF467776#:~:text=The%20term%20body%20integrity%20dysphoria%20%28BID%29%20describes%20a,desire%20of%20the%20affected%20person%20to%20have%20a But nobody would suggest amputation as a "treatment."
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    Yesterday, 09:27 AM
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Anti Globalist again.
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    Yesterday, 09:24 AM
    Bumpfire stock ban through executive order, red flag law proposals and pushing for assault weapons bans before and during his presidency were all moves in the WRONG direction. But I do appreciate the money for the HBCUs, the First Step Act, and Trump's attempt at reparations with the Platinum Plan. So he wasn't all bad.
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    Yesterday, 04:13 AM
    Putin probably knows more about what is actually happening in the US than most people in the US.
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    05-23-2022, 07:26 PM
    So is the Jif peanut butter recall part of the plan?
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    05-23-2022, 10:48 AM
    Yes. But President Zelinsky is Jewish. Therefore if you oppose the neo Nazis that he's supporting you must be antisemitic.
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    05-23-2022, 10:43 AM
    Obama brought home troops and deployed troops. Trump brought home troops and deployed troops. Obama did more drone bombings than Bush. Trump did more drone bombings then Obama. Using your same argument someone logically could ask the question "Do you miss Obama." The truth is they all suck.
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    05-23-2022, 10:39 AM
    Thank you for the infographic. I think I'll turn this into a sticker for gas stations. It's much more informative than the "I did that" stickers.
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    05-23-2022, 10:36 AM
    A) It's disgusting that they have "The Honorable" in front of her name. She's not a judge. She's a cabinet secretary. B) This should be an impeachable offense.
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    05-23-2022, 07:35 AM
    Expect China to attack Taiwan in the near future.
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by jmdrake on 05-15-2013 at 08:34 AM
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Ron needs to quit playing defense and go on offense. It's not enough to say "the Soviet Union was worse than Iran." If he could point out the following documented facts it would shut the naysayer up for good or at least make them back-peddle.

1) In 2003 Iran was the only Muslim country to help us fight and remove the Taliban from power.

See: Jane's Defense Weekly India joins anti-Taliban coalition. "India is believed to have joined Russia, the USA

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by jmdrake on 05-15-2013 at 08:33 AM
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This parody is an attempt to "rewrite" the bill of rights in keeping with the current application by our criminal government. Original text will be in italics followed by a list of possible options.


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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government

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Federal Reserve advised gold standard for Russia

by jmdrake on 05-15-2013 at 08:32 AM
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I ran across this information by accident (providence?) while looking for something else. The first link is an essay from Jude Wanniski who went with fed governor Wayne Angell to Moscow right after the collapse of the soviet union. Note that Angell advocated the new Russia to go to a gold backed currency! The second link is an online Google book from the Mises institute that talks about the same essay. I've excerpted the essay bellow. (It's too long to post directly). It's interesting to note

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Washington Post 2002 : The U.S. pushed jihad on Afghan schoolchildren.

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