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Comment Re: Question (Score 1) 462

Why is playing games 'not useful'?

- why, sure, if you can find somebody to pay you money so that you can play games then it's useful to that somebody. Unless they are *forced* to pay you money for playing games, then it's not useful, it's useless and worse, it's oppressive.

By participating in consumption and consumption only and by not producing while consuming, your life is not in any way helpful to those, who are producing whatever you are consuming.

Let's make it easy for you: 100 people on an island. 10 are producing every single thing needed for the 100 to survive. Unless the 90 are providing sexual or other types of favours, they are not producing anything of any value to provide the 10 with a meaningful exchange for their production.

However if the 90 gang up against the 10 and the 10 do not have enough weapons to take out the 90 without dying themselves, the 90 can force the 10 to be the slaves of the 90.

The 90 then would be eating, drinking, living in houses, using energy and every resource and good produced by the 10.

You can say: without the 90, the 10 would have nothing to do. Of-course that's pure nonsense. Without the 90 the 10 would have more leasure and less worries as they only have to produce for the 10. The 90 are adding nothing except for the effort that needs to go into feeding the 90.

Comment Re:You lost me at "full gold" (Score 1) 462

I assume you mean a currency backed by gold. A modern economy can't do that. There isn't enough gold to back the currency needed for us to keep track of all the transactions we're doing.

- 100% *wrong*. Today gold is money in a much more convenient way than ever before in the history of human existence.

It is government propaganda and brainwashing that created the ignorant believes that you and the vast majority of you are spewing here.

Communism doesn't work and will never work because it has to use force, that's the only reason it cannot work - it must use force to take from some and to deliver to many.

Comment Re:as someone who is suffering from this... (Score 0) 245

Welcome to the real world, the world that businesses had to operate in for all this time, when the scales were tipped to the other side, the side where the collectivist government was able to force businesses whatever the mob wanted.

I build my own products and services and also on a side I provide outsourcing services. Guess what, companies are looking for relief. When I say 'companies' I am talking about small and medium sized businesses that work with me, not giant corporations, they have their own outsourcing solutions and they are unapproachable. But they are not the only ones who understand that the American system of government made the American worker so unproductive as to basically turn him or her unemployable.

Comment Re: Justice? (Score -1) 299

Correct, it's all about you defending your own property but it is also about many other people doing the same thing. Everybody defending their own property, some people doing it on their own, some hiring companies to do it for them.

With governments all we have is total oppression, and for the record: *governments take away your property*, they don't protect your private property that much either and governments will take your private property away from you and if you fight a government that is stealing your property, you are going to jail, because as I said: government is seen as 'legitimate'.

I do not see any government as legitimate at all, just for the record here.

Comment Re: Justice? (Score 1) 299

Sure, it is the scale that changes the equation because it creates a monopoly on violence and it is seen as 'legitimate' just because some form of a government is initiating it.

My position is easy to understand if you realise that there is something called voluntarism. Voluntary participation is the defining metric. Using group violence to force participation and of-course the inherit taxation that comes with such participation is the key difference between a government and a private activity.

Being forced into participation via the law and taxation system is what makes the difference when we are talking about a government monopoly that grows the problem because its function is to thrive based on the existence of the problem versus private enterprise that is solving the problem in the most efficient manner because there is competition in the industry.

Comment Re: Justice? (Score -1, Troll) 299

Because government is oppression by definition, government is initiation of violence based on a set of rules that apply to all people within some arbitrary borders that are not based on individual choice necessarily. Moving from one city to the next is simpler than moving from one continent to another. Running away from an oppressive government is not easy, especially when all governments are similarly oppressive.

It should be left up to private individuals to solve such technical problems, personally I don't think governments should exist at all, not even for the 2 functions I listed. Every function that any government gets involved in gets screwed and there is no competition as the size of government and its power keeps growing, at some point growing to global governments (such as the USA Federal government, the EU government and such). People should have freedom not to be bound by the current ideology of any government.

My position is that everything should be done privately and without using initiation of force that is seen as 'legitimate' simply because it is some government that initiates that violence.

Comment Justice? (Score 5, Insightful) 299

"Vaulin is charged with running today's most visited illegal file-sharing website, responsible for unlawfully distributing well over $1 billion of copyrighted materials," Assistant Attorney General Caldwell said in the statement. "In an effort to evade law enforcement, Vaulin allegedly relied on servers located in countries around the world and moved his domains due to repeated seizures and civil lawsuits. His arrest in Poland, however, demonstrates again that cybercriminals can run, but they cannot hide from justice."

- is this what passes for 'justice' today?

I guess he, who has the most guns defines what justice is. Justice is the opposite of what this Orwellian prick says. Justice is in non initiation of violence by any government. Justice is in equal treatment of individuals by law regardless of their circumstances. Using government oppression to enforce copyright has nothing to do with justice.

Government may have a function, that function being enforcing contract law and dealing with fraud. That is all that any government should ever have any power to do. Everything else is oppression, not justice.

Comment Korben Dallas (Score 1) 67

It's great until your bed suffocates you or your fridge freezes you almost to death.

As a side note, it never ceases to amaze me how stupid ads look (maybe I don't watch enough of them to stop noticing such things). The girl wakes up in her bed with full make up, her hair is done, fake eyelashes, etc. Everything is sterile and perfectly clean and wrinkle free. Who lives like that?

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