Tab Content
  • phill4paul's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 PM
    Sounds like Trump made the right call to me. What about you, Zip?
    1 replies | 25 view(s)
  • tod evans's Avatar
    Today, 03:10 PM
    From Drudge; Group Of Approximately 200 Juveniles Disrupts Traffic, Businesses In Northeast Philadelphia, Police Say https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/10/14/group-of-approximately-200-juveniles-disrupt-traffic-businesses-in-northeast-philadelphia-police-say/ Police say a group of approximately 200 juveniles caused a disruption in Northeast Philadelphia Monday night. In total, police say four arrests were made — one for vandalism and three for disorderly conduct.
    0 replies | 0 view(s)
  • phill4paul's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 PM
    The whole story smells of progressive bullshit.
    7 replies | 69 view(s)
  • phill4paul's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 PM
    So Trump pulls the limited amount of Spec. Ops. "advisers" from the contested field. The Kurds, some say allies, I say opportunists, immediately seek to work with Syria (thus proving they are opportunists). Syria gains an opportunistic ally against Ottoman aggression. Turkey plays at war. The Russians move into the void left by U.S. troops. Trump holds the 'red' economic sanction playing card up threatening Turkey unless peace can be brokered. Erdogan is meeting with Pence to broker peace in the region. Is that about right? Because, if it is, it seems to me to be a win/win.
    2 replies | 148 view(s)
  • phill4paul's Avatar
    Today, 02:50 PM
    If you wished to deregulate and spur economic growth who would you you seek for answers? Those that work in industry and can point directly to regulations that hamper innovation, competition and expansion, or a lifelong bureaucrat, who was tasked with hampering innovation, competition and expansion? Pretty sure I know who would be my choice. That's not to say that there are entirely too many positions within the Fed. Gov. that "need" filling. Or that the Fed. Gov. plays too large a role in regulating the system that rightfully belongs to the individual States.
    7 replies | 86 view(s)
  • Superfluous Man's Avatar
    Today, 02:43 PM
    I don't believe this is accurate. That his arguments, when soundly critically evaluated, will fail to convince and not be appealed to as a basis for future judgments. The assumption in common law is that there exists an objective standard against which judgments can be measured. The assumption in statutory law (at least as we know it) is that no such standard exists, or that, if it does, it is in the form of other made up statutes like the Constitution. An attempt to appeal to the will of the people more abstractly may be made. But when not circumscribed by justice, this only serves to give the color of legitimacy to what is actually unjust.
    43 replies | 886 view(s)
  • Superfluous Man's Avatar
    Today, 02:28 PM
    This simple fact will never register for the redhats. Trump said it. They believe it. That settles it. If you dispute it, it's because you're a traitor.
    51 replies | 761 view(s)
  • Superfluous Man's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 PM
    A judge may do that. There is no guarantee that judges will rule more justly than legislators will legislate. Nevertheless, there is an underlying conceptual difference that makes the former approach to law more amenable to libertarianism than the latter. The legislature's legislating proceeds on the assumption that the legislature has the authority to make up laws. The legislature needs to appeal to no higher law than itself. The judge by nature must appeal to a law outside himself. He may do that erroneously. But his ruling will then be subject to critique against the measure of justice itself (or at least justice to the degree that others understand it). And he will never be able to counter an argument that appeals to justice with an appeal to his own authority to make the law be whatever he wants it to be the way a legislature is designed to be able to do.
    43 replies | 886 view(s)
  • fisharmor's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 PM
    IOU a rep It's like we knew what we were going to write. :D
    43 replies | 886 view(s)
  • fisharmor's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 PM
    Because first and foremost, common does not consider the state to be an interested party in the proceedings. Common law courts were a place where one individual could bring a claim against another individual and expect resolution between individuals. Enough claims built up over time , with enough actual interest in resolving disputes equitably, that these very concepts emerged to serve as guidelines. All of this liability talk not only presumes from the start that the state is an interested party, it assumes that the state is the PRIMARY interested party. The overt argument "people won't innovate unless they are free from liability" is a thin veil for the real argument - which is that we need the law and the courts to engage in social engineering. The primary purpose of that law, the primary purpose of ANY statute - is not to protect people. Statute's primary purpose is to further the aims of the state.
    43 replies | 886 view(s)
  • Superfluous Man's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 PM
    I would like to see what fisharmor says too, but speaking for myself, there is a qualitative difference between common law and statutory law rooted in different concepts of justice, with the concept of justice behind common law being the one that is more rooted in natural law, and thus the more libertarian. Common law appeals to an objective and eternal law that already exists, transcendent to human beings, like the laws of math, logic, and physics. Our role with respect to this law is to discover it, not to invent it. We may not perfectly apprehend it, but we approach it from a starting point of recognizing that it applies equally to all people at all times and that we have no power to change it, and we may with effort and critical application of our minds and the law that is written on our hearts come to know it better and better. Statutory laws are made up. They are invented, not discovered. They always change. They don't really exist. They derive their authority from the people who make them up, and those people derive their authority from violent subjugation of other people, in contradiction to natural law. I like the way Lysander Spooner put it in his Letter to Grover Cleveland, which is a must read for all, though, you can be sure it will not go over well with the resident redhats. https://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/spooner-a-letter-to-grover-cleveland-1886
    43 replies | 886 view(s)
  • fisharmor's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    This was already covered by my second post here and the one by rev3.0 right above this. State and federal governments expressly passing statutory law absolving Michael Dell's corporation of personal liability in the pursuit of his business venture, is not the sole avenue for limiting liability. There is not only more than one way to skin that cat, but the previous way, through common law court cases, is the better way. Again, you're assuming the personal risk exists outside of the federal and state corporate law absolving it.
    43 replies | 886 view(s)
  • Superfluous Man's Avatar
    Today, 12:05 PM
    Already posted. http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?540199-MAGA-Replacing-Swamp-with-Lobbyists
    7 replies | 86 view(s)
  • Zippyjuan's Avatar
    Today, 11:59 AM
    Trump was going to "drain the swamp" and clean out insiders like lobbyists and even signed an Executive Order against them but instead has turned around and hired four times as many as Obama had. https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/465865-281-lobbyists-have-worked-in-trump-administration-report
    7 replies | 86 view(s)
  • Zippyjuan's Avatar
    Today, 11:48 AM
    Everybody knows they are all murders, rapists, terrorists, and welfare cheats. Or so they say. These people were smuggling drugs.
    7 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Zippyjuan's Avatar
    Today, 11:46 AM
    https://www.axios.com/indicted-giuliani-associate-firm-paid-him-500000-c3ae1539-0033-4919-9a9e-5ab75c9c1ea3.html
    0 replies | 23 view(s)
  • Superfluous Man's Avatar
    Today, 11:43 AM
    During the 2008 and 2012 campaigns, one of the main themes of this website was railing against examples like this of the loss of freedom and growth of the police state this nation underwent after 9/11. Today the new anti-libertarian majority here cheers this kind of thing on.
    7 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Zippyjuan's Avatar
    Today, 11:41 AM
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50058859 So we have the US moving out of the way so Turkey can move in and attack the Kurds. Syria says they have reached an agreement to protect the Kurds (which assumably would involve clashes with Turkey who is attacking them) and now Russia says they will prevent clashes between Turkey and Syria. That makes it sound like Syria between the Kurds and the Turks (or alongside them) and Russia between the Sryians and Turks? Or are most of them BSing for political points? The conflict is certainly getting more complicated. More at link.
    1 replies | 25 view(s)
  • Zippyjuan's Avatar
    Today, 11:32 AM
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50050467
    7 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Superfluous Man's Avatar
    Today, 11:27 AM
    The President's swamp draining is not getting enough recognition. The Obama administration appointed so many swamp dwellers to various offices that it left room to only appoint about 65 lobbyists to any positions in the administration in 5 years. Trump has appointed 281 lobbyists in half as much time. That's 281 posts filled by lobbyists instead of lizard people. https://www.propublica.org/article/we-found-a-staggering-281-lobbyists-whove-worked-in-the-trump-administration
    7 replies | 86 view(s)
  • Superfluous Man's Avatar
    Today, 10:50 AM
    Hannity has claimed that. It's ludicrous. But yes, he's said it.
    30 replies | 604 view(s)
  • devil21's Avatar
    Today, 10:28 AM
    Indeed, it seems to make people lose all rational ability. Now, Trumpkins are crying that there wasn't enough security since some of them allegedly were attacked after the rally. You get what you pay for, I guess. Same as it ever was.
    51 replies | 761 view(s)
  • Superfluous Man's Avatar
    Today, 10:10 AM
    This is sarcasm, right?
    30 replies | 604 view(s)
  • devil21's Avatar
    Today, 09:58 AM
    Yeah, because the Trump reality show is the only thing bringing in viewers. CNN's ratings were abysmal until Trump's election. They're still bad but Trump is the only thing keeping that station above water. Trump and Zucker have a long, friendly relationship.
    30 replies | 604 view(s)
  • Superfluous Man's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 AM
    This reminds me of the thread we had talking about the black man who got punched by a redhat at a Trump rally, and then got tackled by police, and then forgave his attacker in court. I looked for that thread and couldn't find it for some strange reason. But here's a video of their handshake.
    74 replies | 903 view(s)
  • Superfluous Man's Avatar
    Today, 09:27 AM
    A random slob from the phone book would probably be the best president the USA has ever had.
    62 replies | 1394 view(s)
  • devil21's Avatar
    Today, 09:23 AM
    It kinda looks to me like the US military is being used to complete China's (BRICS, really) Belt and Road...
    99 replies | 1476 view(s)
  • fisharmor's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    All the previous talk about "they can't just get rid of the laws they have" falls flat with me, too, because a significant part of this is common law, or arose from common law. There is already a process for deciding equitable delineation of liability that has nothing to do with statute. The fact that it hasn't been used in recent history doesn't speak at all to whether or how much it is useful.
    43 replies | 886 view(s)
  • devil21's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    Extrapolating the poll results, 700,000 registered voters above and beyond EVERY registered Democrat in the entire state, said they'd vote for a random person from the phone book over Trump. Every Dem plus 700,000 more! And the Democratic candidates fare even worse or little better, depending on the particular candidate. If that doesn't signal how disgusted the general voting population is with both parties I don't know what does.
    62 replies | 1394 view(s)
  • devil21's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 AM
    No, it's not, but feel free to remain ignorant. Never stopped you before. Everything is contracts, yes including that social security card you signed. It bound you to a contract and made you an employee of a corporation, as you signed up for the corporation's socialist 'retirement plan' of collectivized currency. Property, a resource, to be used and later discarded when your usefulness has expired. It's odd to me that you're so against socialism yet can't see, nor accept, the socialism that's dominated this country for many years already, and even defend it, or call it "nonsense" when it is explained to you.
    447 replies | 13048 view(s)
More Activity

2 Visitor Messages

  1. View Conversation
    Wasn't Brigham Young a supporter of slavery on account of the whole curse of Ham shtick? Just saying.
  2. View Conversation
    I know you mean well, but I'd appreciate it if you would avoid engaging people like Sola in this thread who are clearly only there to be rude and derail. Perhaps take it to PMs or another thread. Thanks! ~hugs~
Showing Visitor Messages 1 to 2 of 2
About Ender

Basic Information

Signature


There is no spoon.

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
11,238
Posts Per Day
2.59
Visitor Messages
Total Messages
2
Most Recent Message
03-14-2018 06:47 PM
General Information
Last Activity
10-13-2019 08:01 PM
Join Date
12-03-2007
Referrals
0

42 Friends

  1. acptulsa acptulsa is offline

    Member

    acptulsa
  2. Anti Federalist Anti Federalist is offline

    Member

    Anti Federalist
  3. AZJoe AZJoe is offline

    Member

    AZJoe
  4. cajuncocoa cajuncocoa is offline

    Banned

    cajuncocoa
  5. Cap Cap is offline

    Member

    Cap
  6. CaptUSA CaptUSA is offline

    Member

    CaptUSA
  7. CCTelander CCTelander is offline

    Member

    CCTelander
  8. DamianTV DamianTV is offline

    Member

    DamianTV
  9. dannno dannno is offline

    Member

    dannno
  10. devil21 devil21 is offline

    Member

    devil21
Showing Friends 1 to 10 of 42
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

07-10-2019


05-20-2019


02-09-2019


12-07-2018


10-31-2018

  • 04:49 PM - Hidden

10-29-2018


09-28-2018


09-10-2018


08-25-2018


05-30-2018


04-18-2018


04-06-2018


03-17-2018


02-23-2018


02-22-2018


02-14-2018


02-04-2018


02-02-2018


11-05-2017


11-01-2017



Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

11-17-2017


Page 1 of 229 1231151101 ... LastLast

10-13-2019


10-12-2019


10-09-2019


10-08-2019


10-07-2019


10-06-2019

  • 05:40 PM - Hidden

10-05-2019

  • 01:52 PM - Hidden

09-27-2019


09-26-2019


09-23-2019


09-21-2019


09-16-2019


09-15-2019


09-04-2019



Page 1 of 229 1231151101 ... LastLast