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Comment Re:Sadly, I'm beginning to be libertarian (Score 1) 28

Yes, the protectors of privilege will make things difficult. And don't be fooled by your favorite idiots like Alan West, Ted Cruz, etc. who see the rest of us as useless eaters. We can pin most of today's problems on people who think like them. They're nothing but Wall Street slaves also, like Reagan was. We just have to steamroll over them. That kind of wreckage I welcome. The crows will clean up the mess the same way they pick up any other roadkill.

Comment Re:Sadly, I'm beginning to be libertarian (Score 2) 28

The correct solution is to do what Iceland did. Just zero out the damn books. It will only hurt those at the tippy-top of the chain, a tiny, and worthless segment of the population, mostly, if not entirely made up of sociopaths and criminals. They won't be missed. The rest of us can continue on as if nothing happened at all.

Comment Re: Really? (Score 1) 767

Ever suffered Russian or European Imperialism? One thing we'll have to face for the foreseeable future is that unless you're the biggest Imperialist, whose well cared for lapdog citizens who will need somebody to change their bedpans and diapers most certainly approve, you will be under somebody's thumb

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 767

Screw that. How much does the "stimulus" cost the "economy"?* Much much of our pensions are being gambled away on the derivatives markets? How much longer are all you people going to keep voting your approval of this?

Shutdown, pfft! All this bullshit to manipulate speculative markets... High frequency traders are making out like the bandits they are.

*Hint: more than 85 billion a month. That might even be more than the war.

Comment Re:It's a big planet (Score 1) 105

And how are you going to trust them? I sure as hell wouldn't. For the right price they'll cough up anything. Hell, they'll even make up shit if the cops want you that badly. Prosecutors have quite the history in that department. The best way to deliver a message after all these thousands of years is still through the classifieds or letters to the editor of a national or global daily periodical. Because even through Craigslist they can still track who reads the ad.

Comment Re:What Do You Mean, "We"? (Score 1) 610

You know you're right? The world still loves America. Tourism is way up. Business is good, where it counts. There's lots of money flowing. But it all happens over our heads. That trickle down is literally a trickle.

To me this is Obama saying, "Can't touch this".. And he's right. All the loons have completely debased any criticism. Coincidence?

Comment Re:Deep down.. (Score 5, Insightful) 610

...before 9/11 the NSA was basically barred from operating domestically...

That's assuming they ever abide by any rules... I would lay odds that was never the case. Hell, the Constitution wasn't seven years old when the Aliens and Sedition Act was imposed. What have we learned? That we repeat mistakes totally unawares. Then we "unlearn" it during the next hysterical "crisis".

Comment Re:This is the climax of a century of Progress (Score 1) 24

We're cheerfully shackling unborn generations with a lousy economy...

Nonsense. If they grow any balls, they'll zero the books and start fresh. The"economy" is bullshit. Slavery is for real. The unborn better learn which is which and form a government that is not subservient to pirates.

And you shouldn't let the government define liberty. That is what you are doing when you base it on a 200 year old document written by aristocrats. The ink wasn't even dry before the authorities ripped it to shreds anyway.

I flatter myself that, as a matter of Christian faith, if this counter-factual were true, I'd've been amongst the abolitionists.

I highly doubt that. You are a follower of the culture you are in. You wouldn't have noticed the difference. Don't try to apply your present day experiences to that time period. Things don't work that way. I don't see you swimming against the stream at all. You certainly aren't now. Today you are serving the empire. You are following a radical Baptist sect, not the Christian faith. Yesterday's abolitionists are today's occupy. They are treated roughly the same.

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