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Comment: Re:"Are you doing this just to waste. . ." (Score 1) 20

by damn_registrars (#47555051) Attached to: niwdoG
This whole "moral superiority" bullshit that you are now swinging about is just as silly as most of the other memes you have been parroting from the conservative blogosphere. I never once claimed to have any such superiority over you; why would I even want to talk to you if I held that as a belief? I am indisputably better educated on several of the topics that you keep attempting to lecture on, and I point out where the gaps in your knowledge are on those topics (sometimes the gaps being so large that it is hard to tell if any knowledge exists at all, but that is another problem).

But being knowledgeable is not related to having "moral superiority". Truth and morality are orthogonal dimensions, just as socialism and fascism are orthogonal political ideas.

Comment: Re:It's actually worse than that (Score 1) 38

I am absolutely not a liar

The only way that those previous statements are not lies coming from you is if you are indeed so blissfully ignorant and intentionally repeatedly ignoring my writings that you have no clue whatsoever of what you are replying to. Under any other set of circumstances you would know that the allegations in your previous comment were total bullshit that are completely and utterly refuted by the comments that I have written here.

Comment: Re:What's your point? (Score 1) 19

by damn_registrars (#47555017) Attached to: Practical socialism

where on earth can you find an example of non-fiat money that is in common use and has an agreed-upon value?

While 'value' is an ebb-and-flow sort of thing, precious metals remain relatively more stable than the current regime of the dollar as the world's reserve currency, supporting the U.S. exporting its inflation abroad.

Again, I ask you; where can you use such a currency? You can't buy much of anything with gold in most countries; you have to convert it to local currency in order to make an actual transaction. Few people have any idea of what its worth, and for that matter many people can't readily distinguish gold from pyrite so they would be better off rejecting both (analogous statements can be made for silver, platinum, etc).

I am not aware of a country that uses a non-fiat currency today. I have asked you directly if you know of any and you danced around the question, which suggests that you also do not know of any.

Oh Progressive moral superior

... and then you go back to turning the absurdity up to 11, just because I dared challenge you to learn something.

Comment: How does that qualify for an argument? (Score 1) 8

by damn_registrars (#47554999) Attached to: So this problem isn't new, or owned by either party
She can blather on all she wants about impeachment, that doesn't mean it makes any sense at this stage of the game. For that matter right now she isn't an elected member of anything, so her opinion on it is not any more valuable than yours, mine, or my dog's.

However as I pointed out before, impeachment is pointless at this time. Impeachment cannot realistically remove a POTUS in less time than what President Lawnchair has left in his term. Hence indeed there is some

pissing in the wind

taking place or proposed here, but it isn't the parts you are alleging to be as such.

Comment: Re:Slightly heartened... (Score 1) 15

by damn_registrars (#47549393) Attached to: Shot in the back, in self-defense

Charging her accomplice with felony murder is pretty clear cut (depending on how the statute is written). Death occurs during the commission of a felony.

It does appear that the law was written that way. I don't know that I agree with it, but it needs to be applied as written ... unless, of course it involves someone claiming self-defense in a shooting then the law goes out the window because "justice".

The old man... It is going to take a little time. His advanced years would tend towards going to violent defense sooner rather than later. It does seem like a questionable shoot.

I expect the case will fall off the radar soon. Usually these kinds of shootings don't hold media attention for long. Just like all the innocent young kids who die as a direct result of careless gun owners in this country.

So, any thoughts about the doctor who capped his patient last week?

Are you referring to the case in Philly where the psychiatrist shot the guy who was trying to shoot up the office? I expect we'll see the NRA celebrate that one for a while, until (if) we figure out why the shooter was shooting the place up. We'll probably then find out that the shooter wouldn't have managed to get off many (if any) additional shots of significance and then the whole story will slowly fade away.

Comment: Re:Unknown (Score 1) 15

by damn_registrars (#47549333) Attached to: Shot in the back, in self-defense

The guy was eighty years old, the young people attacked and robbed him in his own house and had done so before. If he shot her before they left, it was certainly justified. If it was indeed in the alley he should certainly face murder charges. As the article says, that hasn't been determined. Personally, I'm going to withhold judgement.

It involved a gun. DR is going to assume the worst.

I didn't realize I was personally connected to this. In another comment here I did offer a link to another news article on it that supports the notion that the old man did chase them out and shoot the woman in the back in they alley. Unless you want to assume that the 80 year old man - who supposedly had a broken collarbone from the incident - shot her in his house, and then dragged her body out into the alley to make some sort of point.

Comment: Re:"Are you doing this just to waste. . ." (Score 1) 20

by damn_registrars (#47549285) Attached to: niwdoG
I have accepted some time ago that you no longer want to read my comments (yet for some reason you reply to them anyways). I never claimed there previously to be a victim here; I only asked why you put so much energy into wasting other peoples' time. If ever there was a victim of this discussion though I would argue it to be you, not me, as you seem blissfully unaware of how absurd you make your own arguments and tactics look.

Comment: Re:What's your point? (Score 1) 19

by damn_registrars (#47549253) Attached to: Practical socialism

Less snarkily, leadership, in general, is not about finger-pointing.

Believe it or not, there is plenty of finger pointing coming from both parties in DC. Your party is not by any means above it.

Indeed, that was my point, though the GOP is no more "my" party than the Dhimmicrats are yours.

No. The GOP is certainly your party more than the current leaders of the democratic party are representative of mine. And your clever re-spelling is further indication that you don't actually want to discuss this.

Seriously: it's all fiat money

This is the first time I have ever seen you raise the "fiat money" strawman in discussion. If you seriously want to discuss that - and didn't just offer it up in desperation - then I ask you one simple question - where on earth can you find an example of non-fiat money that is in common use and has an agreed-upon value? There is no demonstrated case of how it would actually improve things to move the US Dollar from fiat to non-fiat.

Question stands: WHY NOT just make us all millionaires?

Nobody who actually favors entitlement reform has ever suggested that. I see no reason to suspect that you proposed that for any reason other than to be ridiculous (furthermore as other ridiculous people have also offered it previously to be ridiculous I suspect you copied it from them in hopes of using it to kill the discussion entirely).

I shoot your third-grade arguments back to you

I ask you third-grade level questions, to see if you have even third-grade level comprehension, and you generally show that you do not.

Wherever you go...There you are. - Buckaroo Banzai