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    Today, 06:43 PM
    *sigh* Y'all totally missed the point. The snap judgement answer tends to be wrong, and thats okay, because it helps to understand what the right answer is.
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    Today, 06:01 PM
    Although there is a "trick", the trick is not in information I left out. SO no, theres no discounts or taxes. All information is provided. What is the price of the ball?
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    Today, 05:58 PM
    How about entertaining the idea of getting rid of the Central Bank?
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    Today, 04:01 PM
    No tax rate. All information is included. Its more about Math than expecting hidden fees. Given that information, how much does the ball cost?
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    Today, 04:00 PM
    Schools far too often fail to see the lessons they are NOT teaching. There are ALWAYS going to be people with guns. NEVER going to get rid of ALL guns. Cops and Soldiers will have guns, period. The people? Maybe, maybe not. The real lesson here is to tech these kids to have RESPECT for guns. They might grow up to be a cop or soldier, they might not be, but they will have learned the lesson of RESPECT of the danger of a firearm and hopefully also learn RESPONSIBLE GUN USE. What we see in damn near every TV show and every Movie is IRRESPONSIBLE GUN USE. And schools only teach FEAR of guns, but NEVER responsible gun use period. As far as the school suspending the kids? Bullshit. There is a LIMIT to their authority. Kid gets in a fight at school? Perhaps suspension is needed to correct bullying behavior. I would go so far as to say the school does have some authority over kids fighting because it is on school grounds. The same as you all have authority over guests and visitors in your homes and businesses. This area is off limits, but go ahead and be in this authorized area. Dont smoke in my house, or, you may smoke in my house. You have authority over that, not the government. Now, if you try to say someone else "should not be allowed" to smoke in property that is NOT yours, you have no authority because it is not your property. Same thing with Schools. It didnt happen on school grounds, and the school has ZERO AUTHORITY to issue punishment or punitive measures against the students. They did not threaten the school by learning GUN SAFETY be being taken to a place that puts the utmost emphasis on RESPONSIBLE GUN USAGE. The school itself has become the threat because it now stands as a direct obstacle to learning. And what the students should be learning is to be responsible. Thus, the school is forbidding responsibility be learned.
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    Today, 03:46 PM
    Why is it that when politicians and Zippy talk about paying off a government debt, the default go-to answer is not to pay off that debt with existing cash, but Credit from someone else? I'll just use this credit card to make a payment on that credit card. Does this sound like a Sustainable Financial Policy?
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    Today, 03:30 PM
    Being "wrong" about something is fine. NEVER EVER feel guilty about having been wrong about anything. It is an opportunity to learn from a mistake, which helps others to learn from their mistakes too. In fact, being "wrong" is more useful than only being "right" because a person understands how other people can make the same mistake, and you know both how to make that mistake and overcome that mistake. THINKING TEST A bat and a ball together cost $1.10. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? (be careful, this IS a trick question)
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    Today, 03:26 PM
    WhatsApp Co-Founder Tells Everyone To Delete Facebook, Further Fueling the #DeleteFacebook Movement Facebook Is A Surveillance Company Rebranded As "Social Media" Hopefully people are starting to understand that the Consequences of Surveillance may be small, but due to their cumulative nature, they are overwhelmingly destructive in their outcome. No single drop of water will take blame for a flood. Without Privacy, everything will be used against you.
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    Yesterday, 12:33 AM
    They'll always find a convenient target to blame in order to prevent themselves from being painted in any negative light. *Cough Cough BIG PHARMA* Who makes Fentanyl? Oh yeah, Big Pharma, so lets go for the fucking DEATH PENALTY against street dealers. THAT is a VERY dangerous slippery slope that can be expanded VERY quickly. How long until the DEATH PENALTY is extended to Fake News? Being a Libertarian? Non Christian? Or at this rate, hell even Death Penalty for being Christian in America? At the rate we are going downhill, do not be surprised by anything.
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    03-19-2018, 07:34 PM
    The Hubble is a relic. James Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed til 2019 The James Webb Telescope is the "new and improved" version of the Hubble, and it has me rather excited. The Hubble, although it did advance our understanding of the cosmos, had limitations. James Webb will be another major step towards furthering our understanding of both what our universe is, and is not. I think it is just as important to learn what the universe is not in order to have a more complete understanding of what the universe is. And right now, it is estimated that we are only aware of about 5% of the basic concepts that are out there, so we are gonna get some things wrong. Important thing is that we learn from them. Eventually, even the James Webb Space Telescope will outlive its usefulness, and hopefully be replaced by even more advanced technology. I think that the reason that most of us are here to begin with is that we are almost all above average intelligence. It seems to be one common trait amongst most of us. Our individual perspectives and skillsets will very quite widely. Our ability to process data has led most of us to similar conclusions about things being very wrong with our government and had been unified in our support of Ron Paul and the Libertarian Principles. We dont all have the exact same point of views, and those differences have enabled us to become stronger as a community, even if the interest in Ron Paul himself has waned. I think we usually work best when we enact our ability to entertain opposing points of view without either accepting or rejecting them. We fall apart when individuals say I am right and the rest of you are all wrong, now blindly accept my idea because I dont care about your opinions. Do Black Holes exist? Math says they probably do. Stephen Hawking said they probably do. But Black Holes are not the and all and be all of our understanding, only a very small part of it. If we look to our past, people used to genuinely believe that the earth was flat because they had no way of knowing that it was not. I dont mean like a hundred years ago, or even Egyptian times, I mean like Cave Man times. Even the Greeks knew the Earth was round, and were even able to give a very good approximation of the distance from the Earth to the Sun. We believed that men could not fly. Then we flew. We also believed that "Time Travel" would occur if you went faster than the speed of sound, not light. Then we broke the sound barrier and found it that we were wrong. We thought we could not put a man in outer space. Then we did. We thought we could not put a man on the moon, yet, we did that too.
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    03-19-2018, 06:18 PM
    Are people finally starting to understand what Ed said? Edward Snowden: Facebook Is A Surveillance Company Rebranded As "Social Media"
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    03-19-2018, 04:04 AM
    Theres two words that come to mind about the whole fucking thing. WOODS and THROW They are NOT making things last longer. They are not releasing new models that fix existing problems. They are not trying to make things better. They are not interested in making things that break less. What they are trying to do is even worse. They are trying to design everything to become obsolete as soon as possible. They are trying to make things interconnected so they can sell data that is collected. They are trying to use everything as an advertising platform. They are trying to make things crappy and cheap so they break intentionally. They are trying to overcharge for cheaper and cheaper crap. They are not giving us useful features while overloading us with things we dont want. This is not the way the future is supposed to be. The future is supposed to be actually better than what we had before, not worse. If we ever do make a star ship, we will be lucky if it makes it as far as the moon without needing to be hauled back in for a major repair. Their machines make us dumber than we ever have been. They try to recommend we buy products, not because we need them, but purely so they can make money on selling us shit we dont need and cant afford that is actually worse than the previous model. These self driving cars are merely surveillance tools that will be shut off at the first sign of revolution against the Corporation State.
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    03-18-2018, 05:49 PM
    Features are fine. Taking control away from drivers is not. If you turn your car left and the cars computer decides you should be turning right and the car goes right, that is dangerous. If you decide you dont have enough time to safely stop for a yellow light and the car disagrees with your decision and slams on the brakes, that is dangerous. If you decide to park your new car on your gravel driveway and the car wont let you because its not GPS mapped, thats dangerous. The real danger to freedom is the individuality that goes along with it. Stripping a person of individual choices and determining the course of their lives for them will always result in less benefits to those who are not allowed to think for themselves. This is control. They decide for you, not on what is best for you, but what is best for them. You are given an Illusion of Choice. Choose between Coke or Pepsi. McDonalds or Burger King. The choice you are never offered is to not buy either. Why? They dont care about you, they care about them. You are given a choice between which ads to watch, but never are allowed to choose no ads at all. You are given a choice of which city or state to pay taxes to, but are never allowed to choose to not pay taxes. The very idea that you have any choice at all itself is now under attack. Google decides what the temperature in your house should be. Amazon decides when it is time to go to the store and buy more milk. Now, the very choices that determine where you go are systematically being taken away until the only thing left to do is to watch the giant TV spout propaganda against the enemy of the week while you profess your eternal obedience to your overlords.
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    03-18-2018, 05:31 PM
    Or maybe not drugs, but their employer went out of business?
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    03-18-2018, 05:22 PM Full article on link. --- Why not just have Google do everything? Google Police, Google Prison, Google Tax, Google Food, Google Think?
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    03-18-2018, 05:17 PM Full article on link. --- Without privacy, all data can be used against you.
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    03-17-2018, 07:40 PM
    He tries to be polite because it reflects poorly on him / them when being disrespectful, which as an indirect result, compromises his credibility.
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    03-17-2018, 06:25 PM
    We are only 7 meals from Revolution! When the people go hungry, they will revolt if they begin to starve. Society breaks down. It does so because we have no other choice but to revert in order to survive.
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    03-17-2018, 05:01 PM Bwa ha ha ha ha! So going after ONLY Trump is just fine but NOT going after Team Hittlary is also fine? Pot calling the kettle black? Sure, the Hittlary Crew never misused any data they got either. Oh, and Facebook can now dictate the Law of the Land? They get to decide what is the "right" way to influence an election? Not the people? Not the Law? Not the Constitution? Seriously?
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    03-17-2018, 04:43 PM
    Common manipulation strategy. If the facts cant be disputed, then do something else. Try attacking the reputation of the source. Move the goalpost. Redirect the conversation away from the initial topic, even if the redirection is subtle. Next will be to present information contrary to any claims, but dont use contradicting information as a first move because the tactics also work by the opponent. Basically, he will try to present information from the Fed that factors back in the Federal Debt Insurance and claim thats the official number, despite that being exactly what is being questioned. Think of the tactics of lying this way. The first way to lie is to make a direct untrue statement. "The glass is on the table." The second way to lie is to exclude information. Say absolutely nothing about the glass what so ever and only talk about the table. It is much more difficult to find the excluded information than it is to have a set of information that can be checked. "Glass is on the table." Two subjects, glass and table. Its also a list. Check the glass and check the table. If the list is incomplete and only contains Table, nothing else would jump out at an average person to say "what about the glass?". An average person will think about the table and think that all needed information has been presented because there was never any mention to include the glass. Its a much more effective way of lying and much harder to spot. Heres an example intended to make the resulting math completely wrong. Circumference = Pi * 2 * Radius (correct) Circumference = Pi * Radius (incorrect)
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    03-17-2018, 01:29 AM Full article on link. --- Everything is awesome!
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    03-16-2018, 08:28 PM
    US National Debt Hits $21 Trillion
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    03-16-2018, 03:53 PM
    Agree, it can not continue without a major correction. What it proves? In and of itself, not much. Its the overall trend of many stores from many different companies that needs to be observed. Im sure a lot of the stuff sold in Toys R Us is not made in the US. If the Tariff Trends continue, this could be bad for those overseas manufacturers, which could be good for us. Not sure on that either. Thing is, thats 33,000 jobs (according to the article) which is a good chunk of "new jobs created every month" that now have to be "created" to handle the people that lost their jobs. Not that they were great jobs to begin with, but they were jobs. That, in and of itself is something that the country can handle. But like I said, its the overall trend to watch, not just one chain. Lose 10 chain stores like Toys R Us, roughly equal in size, and thats 330,000 jobs that go bye bye. That is more jobs than the US "creates" every month. A major economic downturn wont hit only one chain, or a limited number of chains. It will hit EVERY business in the US. Again, watch the Trend. A severe major economic downturn or correction will hit hundreds and even thousands of businesses, and tens of thousands of individual stores. If we dont want to look at Toys R Us as the small sample, but bigger picture, try watching this related thread: The retail apocalypse has officially descended on America
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    03-16-2018, 03:39 PM
    Ink Cost to Consumer: $59.95 Ink Cost to Manufacture: $0.23 I think this is something we all already know about! At least on some level... So, lets hear some Libertarian solutions! Right to repair? 3rd Party Ink Cartridges at lower cost? Stop buying their garbage with a Boycott? How can we use a Free Market to have a solution that does not completely screw the customers over while not destroying ethical businesses and without govt interference?
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    03-16-2018, 06:07 AM (quoted article)
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    03-16-2018, 06:01 AM
    Not sure. If all the tariffs that Trump is putting down causes these things to be made over here again, it could be a good thing. Honestly what worries me more than anything else is a flat out repeat of 2008 where its our jobs that are going away, and really still havent come back. Im sure Zippy will be in shortly to say otherwise as he always does. Overall, this does make me think there is a possibility that another economic downturn is right around the corner. One thing is for sure, if the economy does have a major downturn again (as happens every 7 years and we are overdue for our next), they will try to pin the entire thing on Trump. Not that I actually trust him to not have his own agenda either...
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    03-16-2018, 05:31 AM
    Why do I suddenly want to quote a line from 300? "Our arrows will blot out the sun!" "Then we will fight in the shade!"
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    03-15-2018, 08:26 PM
    Do you really think the economy is actually strong and stable?
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    03-15-2018, 08:15 PM What kind of prosthetic would Six Million Dollars buy? A pinky finger? Maybe a hangnail? This is actually quite good news I think, as long as all your sensory data is not recorded and monitored by Facebook, Google, and Amazon...
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    03-15-2018, 07:42 PM
    Related thread, but not the exact same thing... Amazon Doesn’t Just Want to Dominate the Market—It Wants to Become the Market The best business to be in is the business of government, where one company can pass laws that prohibit competition while exempting itself.
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by DamianTV on 03-11-2013 at 02:16 PM
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Very few people are looking toward the Future when Privacy is Impossible. But if Privacy is completely gone, will a Revolution even be possible?

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