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    06-23-2018, 04:00 PM
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-23/ron-paul-dollar-dilemma-where-here https://mises.org/wire/dollar-dilemma-where-here Full article at link at top. Original at mises.org link.
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    06-23-2018, 03:51 PM
    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/mexicos-next-president-boldly-declares-that-immigration-to-the-united-states-is-a-human-right Full article at link. --- So, Illegal Immigration to the US is a Right? A Right that comes at our expense? No Right can come at the expense of anothers Right.
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    06-23-2018, 03:41 PM
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-23/avoid-collapse-subway-hires-bain-co-prepare-sale Full article at link.
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    06-23-2018, 03:37 PM
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-22/presenting-americas-20-best-and-worst-paying-jobs Full article at link. Now, just because you went to school and paid a shit load of money for an expensive piece of paper, it doesnt mean that you are guaranteed access to any of those top paying jobs.
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    06-23-2018, 03:18 PM
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-23/ron-paul-dollar-dilemma-where-here https://mises.org/wire/dollar-dilemma-where-here Full article at link at top. Original at mises.org link.
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    06-22-2018, 05:32 PM
    I am not sure if that is a good idea because it replaces one system of brainwashing with another, and both achieve the exact same thing, fixed habits of reaction to any figure of authority. I think his best chance is to eliminate the instruction of others, including either of us, and do it for himself.
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    06-22-2018, 05:00 PM
    First of all, understand that you need to have Many Goals, not just ones that suit what you want. That is usually the hardest thing to do as a parent. The way that many of the lessons that achieve the goals is often very counter intuitive, and will go completely against your instincts as a parent. Thats the basic idea of Reverse Psychology, but when that label is not clearly understood, efforts to try to apply reverse psychology can easily backfire. I am sure that you dont want to see your kid fail at all. Most parents dont. But, at the same time, most parents set their kids up to fail because they have become over protective and not letting the children learn how to cope with failures. It is one of the most important lessons any person can learn in life. Its also why there are theories out there that say that the A Student often works for the C Student. The reason for that is the C Student is used to things not working out perfectly, and having the tenacity to continue working towards a solution, while the A Student simply shuts down if things dont work out perfectly for them immediately. One critically important factor is that you have to REJECT THE GRADES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. I cant emphasize this enough. Everyone one is good at something. And not everyone is interested, or good at the things we are expected to be good at. Imagine yourself in school. You fail an Art class. Then you go home to your parents, and they tell you "its okay, not everyone is good at drawing or art". What that teaches is that Art itself as a focus is useless, and the level of interest you have is irrelevant because the demands of society comes first. Now, imagine you come home from school. Not your kid, but YOU. YOU failed math. You simply did not understand. You get your ass handed to you because it is considered a fundamental skill that you must excel at. The psychological consequences of this type of judgement are tremendous. It starts with creating a sense of self doubt which later leads to other major problems such as emotional dependency on authority as well as teaching that everything is hard. If you need to see the results of making children feel shame or guilt for getting poor grades in emphasized subjects, just look at the Youth of America today. Do you think they have any self esteem what so ever? Any confidence? Any ambition? A few do, but not enough to place the US as even a decent place to live any more. The Grades that your kid receives from ANY Public School MUST be taken into context of the School. Did your kid fail in school, or did School itself fail your kids? Now, your kid is good at something. And not just at texting or posting selfies. But there are other hidden dormant underlying and often undiscovered skills your kid is probably an absolute genius at. Those are what need to be found and encouraged because of the secondary lesson of "if you are good at this, what else are you good at"? That type of encouragement builds Self Esteem, Self Worth and maintains a Healthy Interest in many areas they could potentially be great at. If you only focus on the bad stuff and only what the Professionals tell you, then you are setting your kid up for failure and teaching them to undermine any Self Reliance. Fish are great at swimming. But if you teach a Fish that it is stupid based on its ability to climb a tree, then the Fish will grow up and believe it is a worthless piece of shit for the rest of its life. And that is exactly what Public School does. Your job as a parent is to offer as much incentive which turns your child into a confident and self reliant person. It is hard enough to do that, but, now that you know you have to resist the urge to accept the passing judgement of a system that sets your kid up for failure, you have twice as much work to do. We are always told to "think before we speak". That holds true even as adults. If you punish a kid for disobedience, what is the...
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    06-22-2018, 03:22 PM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/06/22/1514200/supreme-court-warrant-generally-needed-to-track-cell-phone-location-data If a Real Crime has been committed, then getting a warrant should not ever be an issue, right?
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    06-22-2018, 03:20 PM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/06/22/1253219/someone-is-taking-over-insecure-cameras-and-spying-on-device-owners Not every device in your house needs a fucking internet camera.
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    06-22-2018, 03:18 PM
    https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/06/22/1555213/the-worlds-smallest-computer-can-fit-on-the-tip-of-a-grain-of-rice I feel safer already.
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    06-22-2018, 03:17 PM
    As usual, what could possibly go wrong? :rolleyes:
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    06-22-2018, 03:16 PM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/06/22/0426232/should-facial-recognition-cameras-be-in-schools I will let everyone else reply before posting an opinion. Also, yes, in the Family, Parenting, and Education thread because Education.
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    06-21-2018, 07:32 PM
    "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Yup. As long as they dont cross state lines, they are well within their own jurisdiction to do so.
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    06-21-2018, 07:10 PM
    http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/legendary-global-investor-warns-of-frightening-recession-we-dont-have-any-stabilizers-left_06212018 Full article at link.
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    06-21-2018, 06:53 PM
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-21/harvard-warns-about-nations-housing-affordability-crisis Full article at link. --- Everything is awesome? This doesnt remind anyone of 2008? That could never happen again, right? Right? SMH
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    06-21-2018, 06:39 PM
    https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/06/21/1558207/the-us-startup-is-disappearing From 13% to 5%, but Everything is Awesome?
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    06-21-2018, 04:05 PM
    If all money becomes digital, what happens when the Power Goes Out? *looks at Puerto Rico*
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    06-19-2018, 05:14 PM
    Rights do not come from the Constitution, nor the determination of a majority of people. Rights exist because YOU exist. The most essential of those Rights is Property Rights. Not in what you own, but what you are. Your Property Right is the Right of Self Ownership. The Right is extended to other physical items because of what you are has allowed you to create or acquire those things. That is the REAL source of Authority. Any time someone decides to deprive you of your property, that is a Violation of Rights, UNLESS negotiation has taken place in some form. That could be as simple as letting your neighbors kids play with your kid in your yard. When that negotiation has not taken place, you also have a Right do defend your own property against the violations of others. The extent of Defense should be within reason. You wouldnt shoot your neighbors child if they came over, knocked on your door, and asked if your kid could come outside to play. I think we can agree that is excessive, hence, Minimal Necessary Force. In the case of a Car Thief, you cant just shoo them away, or politely ask "dont steal my car" or "dont beat me within an inch of my life". If they are stealing your car, they have determined their own needs outweigh your Self Authority, thus, the Minimal Necessary Force to stop a car thief can be understood as "stop or I will shoot you". And if they do not stop, then be prepared to shoot them because they will have no problem shooting you just to take what you got. --- Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will, within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add "within the limits of the law", because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual."
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    06-19-2018, 02:57 PM
    There are a lot of contributing factors for Intellectual Decline, so it isnt just limited to cell phones. There are quite a few ways to cause harm to the mind. They can be broken into several major categories. First of which is a Polarized perspective with "Presence" and "Absence". The Presence means that the mind takes in information that is incorrect, and just means that the information is "present". The other big way, which is limited to just this perspective, is "Absence". Information which the mind needs is simply not available. From just one point of view, the way that Cell Phones damage the mind is by Absence. I think we can all agree that Cell Phones are VERY distracting. What we arent considering quite as heavily is what would normally occupy the minds of people if the cell phone were not there, and what type of learning would occur without the distraction of a cell phone. Im too distracted to go out and play, or do laundry, or do work, or LEARN. But what kind of Learning? Learning about the intricacies of human communication? Learning how big of a role Body Language plays in how we communicate? That is a form of damage that Cell Phone distraction also causes to the mind, but is also very limited in its perspective as there are many ways that it can happen.
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    06-19-2018, 02:48 PM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/06/18/1331241/australia-discontinues-its-national-biometric-id-project They drop theirs, why cant we drop ours? Do we really actually think as a society that Surveillance gives us Safety?
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    06-19-2018, 02:45 PM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/06/19/000235/the-supreme-court-will-decide-if-apples-app-store-is-a-monopoly Is it a Monopoly? Hard to say. Even harder to do anything about since so many companies now pretty much operate as Monopolies. What can be said is it definitely is a Walled Garden.
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    06-18-2018, 03:59 PM
    ... or, "Hey! This is a great way to Waste Money and make people think they are safe from the Terrible Secrets of Space!". Pak Chooie Unf
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    06-18-2018, 02:56 PM
    http://www.batr.org/terror/063014.html Full article on link. ---
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    06-17-2018, 06:13 PM
    I would define Unemployed as anyone who self defines Unemployed. The decision would be based on their own opinion. The ability for someone else to interpret what they say as different allows for Bias. The results are obvious to anyone who isnt a Brainwashed Keynsian. You've pissed a lot more people here off here than just me, Mr "I have the longest Red Bar of any member on this forum". You may also want to keep in mind that with that big Red Bar, anything you say has very very damaged credibility, especially to people who read but do not post. So by all means, continue to post and continue to undermine the very system you try to support, as most people now understand why you have the big Red Bar that you do. With that status, you are now working against the very system you continue to validate since you never offer solutions that work for anyone but yourself or your overlords.
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    06-17-2018, 05:35 PM
    So why doesnt ANYONE jump in to back up ANY of your claims that everything is awesome, inflation is good, unemployment is really low, and Ron Paul is flat out wrong on everything especially the economy? Are you smarter than Ron Paul? Does Ron Paul only express incorrect opinions on everything that has to do with economics? Why arent there a hundred thousand people, hell, even ONE person, jumping in and jumping my shit and having your back?
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    06-17-2018, 04:35 PM
    You deserve yet another -Rep. Someone want to cover me?
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    06-17-2018, 04:03 PM
    *sigh* So people that retire are still considered "Working Age"? Why is the legal definition of "Longterm Unemployed" constantly meddled with? Reducing it from two years to only one year? That is a tactic called "moving the goalpost". Does anyone remember 99 weeks? Isnt 99 weeks almost 2 years? Zippy, you define things as you want to see them, not the way everyone else sees them. There are a LOT of people that want jobs that dont apply to work for Uber or other places they know they will have success chance of success, and those seem to be the only jobs that many people are qualified for. Yet, not applying to work for Uber when you dont have a car means youre not Unemployed, it means you dont want to work? If Real Unemployment is so low, why are there so few jobs, even crap jobs, and the number of people, excluding Baby Boomers retiring, that are part of the 102 MILLION Working Age people that dont have jobs? There are a few legit exclusions like students or disabled. Pointing the finger at retiring Baby Boomers is twaddlespeak because that group is no longer included in "Working Age" and is as easily offset as many people are also turning 18 and also adding to "not in the labor force". I swear, if you asked Zippy to crunch the raw data, he would conclude that Unemployment is at 0.00038% because he does not care at all about telling the truth, or how his lies hurt people, and only wants to bolster his own ego.
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