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    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    r/conspiracy - Sorry, you believed in the 'wrong science.' Fans who got the AstraZeneca vaccine still will not be allowed to hang with those who got vaccinated with better versions. Modern "science" is jumping the shark...
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    Yesterday, 04:12 PM
    From before my time -- but here's one of the artists from this era that I really dig for some reason... the title-track is crazy good...
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    Yesterday, 07:31 AM
    :tears: :tears: :tears:
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    06-17-2021, 07:06 PM
    I don't see the confusion, OP ... I switch off my safety after I have a bulletproof vest on... don't need it anymore...
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    06-17-2021, 09:09 AM
    Cross-posting from another forum:
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    06-15-2021, 05:23 PM
    Correct. Either way, I take this as a sign that the virus mania is coming to a close. Keeping my fingers crossed...
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    06-15-2021, 03:54 PM
    While true, the policies that have been in effect during the virus event have nearly devastated the economy and so it is good news to see the signs of turning... this is how the "elites" play their hand when they abandon a failed policy, so it's a very positive bellwether...
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    06-15-2021, 02:57 PM
    :fire: :tears::tears::tears: You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to dannno again.
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    06-15-2021, 02:43 PM
    And here I was thinking it's an example of "what goes around comes around"... :rolleyes:
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    06-14-2021, 10:11 PM
    It's late here and perhaps we have gotten off on the wrong foot, so I will restrict my reply just to a small portion of your post... Yes, I know 1 Corinthians 6 and related passages -- we are indeed slaves purchased (redeemed) from bondage, as the Israelites were redeemed from Egypt (by a sacrifice symbolized by the Passover Lamb). But that's not really the same topic. Self-ownership, like the other points I mentioned, is a question of man relating to man, not man relating to God. We do not own ourselves absolutely, as in, being uncreated. That is the view of atheistic leftism and this is why that philosophy leads to libertinism. Rather, we are all God's offspring (Acts 17:28), and each of us has been conferred stewardship of his own body which is absolute, in respect to one another (man-to-man). This is why I said that the only truly solid foundation for self-ownership is God -- you ought not lay a hand on me because to do so is, ultimately, an offense against the Creator. It is not only me you are striking, it is his image you are striking.
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    06-14-2021, 06:17 PM
    One of the reasons that I tend to shy away from discussions of "-isms" is that any given "-ism" can mean a host of different things, depending on what place, time, group or even individual you happen to be talking about. I'm not going to try to defend the label "capitalism" (there are others better qualified to do that), but if you're determined to have a debate, we can break capitalism down into its conceptual principles and I will defend those: 1) Self-ownership (and private-property rights, by extension). 2) The "rule of first-use", or "homesteading" or "original appropriation" -- whoever starts using an otherwise unowned resource (and does not abandon it), owns it. 3) Free exchange -- anyone may freely exchange with anyone else any of their respective goods/services on any mutually agreeable terms. (This is actually a corollary of 1&2 but it deserves to be spelled out explicitly.) Does the Bible deny self-ownership? No, quite the opposite, God is the only truly lasting foundation for the concept of self-ownership. Does the Bible deny the rule of first use? No, God commanded Adam and Eve to "subdue the earth" which is the principle of homesteading -- go out, find something that is not subdued (not being used) and subdue it (put it to use).
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    06-14-2021, 05:15 PM
    Go and watch Ben-Hur (1959): Your mind will be changed.
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    06-14-2021, 12:54 PM
    Well, that's an interesting but unrelated question. AC is the idea that law and security can be (and should be) produced on the market. There is a book called The Law of the Somalis which documents how law is produced in traditional Somali law, called Xeer. Many people do not realize that the Gospel reached parts of east Africa possibly as early as the writings of Paul (cf the Ethiopian eunuch), so the knee-jerk reaction of waving away Xeer as "barbaric/pagan" or "probably Islamic" is incorrect. In fact, the book explains that the type of law that the Somalis practice is called kritarchy which literally means "rule by judges". Recognize that from the Bible? Yes, that's the original form of government that God established under Moses -- hence, the book of Judges. As for capitalism, there is nothing anti-capitalist about Scripture. The organization of the church, and the organization of the economy are obviously separate things. The church is the new people of the Lord -- word-search "cut off people" in the Old Testament and compare to Matthew 18. While there is some interaction between these spheres, of course, they are separate. A merchant does not go to the temple to do business, he goes to the market. So the church is not and never was about the organization of the economy. Note that I am using "capitalism" in its original definition which means private-property rights and the right to exchange freely in the market (unhampered by strong-men/thugs) which inevitably results in the widespread accumulation of savings, that is, capital. The usage of "capitalism" nowadays is almost synonymous with "nepotism". While I think that AC raises many interesting challenges to many prevailing ideas in libertarian thinking, I don't consider myself an anarcho-capitalist per se. I'm a follower of Jesus. But if you held me at gunpoint and forced me to pick an "-ism" label for my political views, it would be AC.
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    06-14-2021, 09:00 AM
    r/Anarcho_Capitalism - The real libertarian sub on Reddit (NSFW!!)
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    06-13-2021, 10:46 AM
    :tears: :tears: :tears:
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    06-12-2021, 07:18 PM
    The Purge: Stalin 1937
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    06-12-2021, 12:26 PM
    FBI is now investigating the actors in this movie for their involvement in the Jan. 6th Capitol event... :tears:
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    06-12-2021, 09:34 AM
    YT comments more savage than The Purge itself... anarcho_ Anime 1 day ago (edited) The next movie title shall be this “ NO MORE PURGE” I’m calling it Pure Mulp 3 days ago Plot: People realize that murder still happens when it's illegal
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    06-09-2021, 01:08 PM
    (NSFW) :smirking:
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    06-08-2021, 02:39 PM
    (NSFW) From 2017 but still fire... Goosebumps...
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