I've listened to an out of work man on the radio raging against unemployment when he self-admittedly was about to lose...
I have no idea what you mean by this statement. The whole tone of the post sounds dark and dismal so in keeping with that spirit, are you suggesting that he was gonna lose everything anyway so he shouldn't be on the radio bitching about it? Without more information you could easily conclude he is losing everything because he was unemployed. It appears to me you are countering that notion. Please clarify.
Libertarian is fine- but you need a strong government or it turns facist or oligarchical (because the powerful and wealthy walk over everyone else without a strong government to stop them).
You contradict your own statement, which is the elephant in the room everyone ignores: In order to make Libertarianism work you must be strong (applies to any gov style really). If you are strong then that means you are powerful and most likely wealthy too (money=power). If the powerful and wealthy "walk over everyone" then a government of powerful and wealthy (strong) people will walk over everyone. You in effect have become the thing you hate. This isn't a political problem regarding which party you side with; this problem exists with any humans in the loop. Were you cheerleading Libertarianism or were you trying to make a point? If it is the latter then I am afraid I failed to grasp it. Now from 2 posts up you stated:
"Your lucky to have a job" "We have flex time, You can work any 80 hours a week you want" and of course also... "Full time is 30 hours a week here, so if you want to survive you better expect to work 60-90 hours a week at three different jobs. Heck- we've paired up with another business to employ you 30 hours a week if you work 30 hours a week here just to make it easy for you."
All of these items you listed are exactly what a mostly Libertarian style of society is gonna get you. So I thought you were against it but then you posted that other bit above. Again, what are you trying to say?
Human suffering happens because we are born with so many different competing instincts within us
Ah you and I studied under the teachings of the same philosopher. For those not in the "know", these competing instincts are fear, anger, & hate. The main tenet of this long, long ancient philosophy is: Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. It does not matter what causes the fear- the root cause is the fear and everything else follows. Some may say that being fearful is a path on the side of darkness but being a more practical kind of person, I really think that these hokey notions are no match for a good pistol at your side.
I swam with them in the fjords of Norway
Were you pining for the fjords? Eh, anyway that is the least of your problems. If you had been but a few miles away in neighboring Sweden, BEWARE OF MOOSE. The moose there are notorious for being ornery beasts. As a matter of fact, one time a moose bit my sister. It didn't hurt her too much but they are massive beasts and could have killed her if it had chosen to. I really hope that after all of these years of violent moose attacks, someone has sacked them.
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a bit of coverage of the new baby and it talked about
THE NEW BABY ALREADY TALKS??? Holy crap! Royalty does have its perks!
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