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by Libertarian666
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4217
Views: 274767

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

dualstow wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:18 am
SomeDude wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:23 am
The Covid and Biden hoaxes ...
...
I've met two people on this forum who know firsthand that Covid is not a hoax.
Covid itself is not a hoax.
What is a hoax is the claim that it is so uniquely deadly that all of our civil rights must be suspended until it is completely gone.
by Libertarian666
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: It's long past time that we had common-sense bat control!
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: It's long past time that we had common-sense bat control!

Maybe you should copy the laws from "Danistan" (Victoria) ::) Ban cricket bats..... Thats not very British. https://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/find-legal-answers/criminal-offences/carrying-weapons Wow... They specifically ban self-defense? Why would that be? I can't think of a valid reason, but then I...
by Libertarian666
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why are people flocking to FL and TX? Are they idiots?
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Why are people flocking to FL and TX? Are they idiots?

My question is where will they flock when all the transplants fleeing NY NJ CA IL vote FL & TX blue and then don't want to live in the mess they created? What's that old saying about lying in the bed you made? ::) During about the last 30 years, Texas has picked up hundreds of thousands of people f...
by Libertarian666
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wealth Transfers
Replies: 66
Views: 3452

Re: Wealth Transfers

Thanks Tom, If I am understanding you correctly, gold reserves are not mandatory "but" it gives a country options it wouldn't otherwise have . Correct, they aren’t mandatory in the sense of something like a state making a law banning alcohol sales or dental practice on a certain day of the week, bu...
by Libertarian666
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4217
Views: 274767

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

flyingpylon wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:42 pm
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But this is the first time that has ever happened!
by Libertarian666
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wealth Transfers
Replies: 66
Views: 3452

Re: Wealth Transfers

=True, but that could change at any time. On very short notice. If that were to happen, what do you predict will take it's place as a medium of exchange? I assume whatever substitute will need to be available on very short notice. In the early 2000's I did a lot of work at Mt. Weather, VA . Pre FEM...
by Libertarian666
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How Do You Balance Work And Leisure?
Replies: 144
Views: 5512

Re: How Do You Balance Work And Leisure?

Here's another obvious tip: bring your lunch to work every day. Wasting most of your lunch break going somewhere to get food and/or paying for lunch (and delivery) is a fools game. I read this advice all of the time in my teens and 20s as I studied bogleheads and frugalism. What I realized in my 30...
by Libertarian666
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wealth Transfers
Replies: 66
Views: 3452

Re: Wealth Transfers

Dollars are not wealth. Our property, capital goods, consumable goods, homes etc. are wealth. Our time is what we use to create more wealth. By giving other people dollars, the government gives them a claim on our wealth. Hmmm... On giving that some thought, I would suggest the dollar gives a claim...
by Libertarian666
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wealth Transfers
Replies: 66
Views: 3452

Re: Wealth Transfers

Dollars are not wealth. Our property, capital goods, consumable goods, homes etc. are wealth. Our time is what we use to create more wealth. By giving other people dollars, the government gives them a claim on our wealth. Hmmm... On giving that some thought, I would suggest the dollar gives a claim...
by Libertarian666
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The robot apocalypse will be a musical
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: The robot apocalypse will be a musical

boglerdude wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:01 pm
AI isnt the threat. Its when these things can walk up stairs and open doors and start being used as drones
They can already do all that.
by Libertarian666
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is eating itself
Replies: 130
Views: 16216

Re: The Left is eating itself

That sign is evidence that if you have a high school aged child, you should really think twice before sending them to college unless it's absolutely necessary. If a STEM degree becomes leftified, we are doomed as a society. >:( Don't worry about STEM graduates from Bryn Mawr. They're mostly English...
by Libertarian666
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Pulling My Leg - English Language Usage thread
Replies: 38
Views: 1284

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

My main point was that it appalls me to read a professional writer using these same pet phrases that too many people adopt when far more descriptive words can be used rather the pet phrases (which are always annoying to me and I give you full permission to call me out whenever I use one of them. My...
by Libertarian666
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How Do You Balance Work And Leisure?
Replies: 144
Views: 5512

Re: How Do You Balance Work And Leisure?

Mark Leavy wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:53 pm
There is a common refrain that if you haven't achieved genius by the age of 30, you will never do so.

I don't believe that is true. It should be "If you haven't achieved genius by the time you are in a committed relationship, you will never do so."
I guess I'm hosed then. :-)
by Libertarian666
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Member requests banning and removal of all traces
Replies: 41
Views: 2318

Re: Member requests banning and removal of all traces

While I agree with you Xan, and acknowledge that something probably needed to be done, I would point out that a 4 hour/post limit is tantamount to a complete ban. I don't think that's true, it just requires some extra thought and planning. My first choice actually was to have the 4 hour/post rule a...
by Libertarian666
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4217
Views: 274767

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I was thinking which industry has most vested interest in getting covid mortality correct without the virtue signal. Life insurance. Premiums have not increased. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/has-covid-19-made-life-insurance-more-expensive-these-researchers-say-they-have-the-answer-2020-12-07 V...
by Libertarian666
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Thank You Donald Trump
Replies: 30
Views: 1559

Re: Thank You Donald Trump

An objective appraisal of his performance could not but conclude that he has been the greatest US President in our history so far.
And maybe ever, if the current unpleasantness does not have a miraculous ending.
by Libertarian666
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wealth inequality
Replies: 30
Views: 1325

Re: Wealth inequality

Smith1776 wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:13 pm
This thread may have to be moved to the politics sub-forum judging by how it's going.
Yep.
But that applies to almost any thread involving people with stage 4 TDS.
by Libertarian666
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wealth inequality
Replies: 30
Views: 1325

Re: Wealth inequality

Yeah, all these -isms are born of the same strain of simplistic, purity-minded thinking that if we all got back to the ONE SINGLE THING that's the most important thing evarrrrrrr, then we'd have brought about the utopia. Communism denies the value of anything other than collective solidarity Capita...
by Libertarian666
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wealth inequality
Replies: 30
Views: 1325

Re: Wealth inequality

Pointedstick wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:04 pm
Not taking the bait, sorry. :)
Bait? What bait?
Did I miss something? O0
by Libertarian666
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wealth inequality
Replies: 30
Views: 1325

Re: Wealth inequality

Nah, I don't feel like the basic idea can be salvaged. And because I don't believe in the goal anymore, I don't feel comfortable being a part of helping somebody else achieve that goal. Also, a lot of it is frankly a bit embarrassing for me to read today. So many headstrong and unsupported assertio...
by Libertarian666
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wealth inequality
Replies: 30
Views: 1325

Re: Wealth inequality

My perception is that there are a lot of theoretically minded people here who don't put much stock in empirical historical evidence when it contradicts their "logical" theories. You know it's funny... Years ago when I was a hard AnCap, I started writing a book about how a totally 100% non-governmen...