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Comment Re: minwage $11.40-$9.90 (Score 0) 506

Pure nonsense, there is no contract, I didn't sign it, it is an invention by the collectivists that want to justify their oppressive collectivism, statism, theft, robbery, injustice, oppression, slavery.

Yes, this is precisely how I see things, this is how I always saw things (for 4 decades years now), this is how I am going to see things in the future, nothing changes, I see it this way regardless of my personal circumstances and I had many interesting different personal circumstances. The type of circumstances that may turn people into complete socialists, may turn some people to faith, whatever, doesn't matter.

I see the so called society as a monstrous system that I was born into not by choice, if I had a choice then I would have preferred a completely totally anarcho capitalist society, not any form of collectivism. But I was born in the former USSR and moved around this planet quite a bit after that.

I am all for paying for infrastructure, I am all against paying to any form of government for anything. Infrastructure and everything should be private and when I need to use it I am all for paying for it to the owner of it.

Comment Re: minwage $11.40-$9.90 (Score 0) 506

Yes, taxation is theft and now that Trump came up with his plan to drastically reduce taxes and to starve the Beast, for the first time I feel like he is not going to be a complete disaster that I expected once he reneged on the promise to shut down ACA and such. But finally I am seeing some serious proposals to reduce this oppression though personally I see even 1% even 0.0000000000001% of income and wealth taxation as complete and utter injustice, oppression, slavery and complete destruction of all individual liberties.

Go Trump I guess!

Comment Re: minwage $11.40-$9.90 (Score 0) 506

That's completely idiotic on all accounts, every single one of them.

No, a business does not benefit if all the other businesses that it trades with gets hit by thieves. Every business loses when it gets hit by thieves, the prices go up due to losses, increase expenditures for protection, lost productive capacity and time.

No, a business is not better off if others get stolen from, he also gets stolen from, a business is better off without theft.

I am a person, I have a family, I started a business without any real wealth except for what I saved over a few years. Yes, I could have failed, yes, I took the risk. That's the point - taking a risk with your own money thus being diligent about the risks you take.

Taking risks with other people's money does not require anything, any idea of how to generate a profit in either short or long term.

Of-course UBI requires this 'BI' to be 'U', which means everybody gets this Universal income, which brings the value of that income to nothing. The market will adjust the prices up to the correct level and UBI will buy nothing. Of-course government wants their high inflation numbers, so maybe that's the actual goal - expand the money supply, expand the nominal dollars collected, never mind the fall in the actual value of the currency.

As to believes, you are the one inventing nonsense like 'Industrial Revolution caused massive poverty', when the reality is absolutely the opposite of your meth induced hallucinations. Industrial Revolution took people out of poverty, people moved to the cities who would never exist otherwise, would have stayed subsistence farmers and would only be able to consume what they themselves produce, thus never having any improvement in their standard of living.

Industrial Revolution brought up the standard of living of all to the point that they increased the population since that time 7 fold.

Comment Re:minwage $11.40-$9.90 (Score 0) 506

In what insane world is businesses "pushed away" by people having money to spend ?

- in the world where that money is taken from that very business, so that the business does not see positive trade balance, it sees a negative one. In the world where the value of money itself is destroyed via schemes of this nature because the money is not backed by any actual inherently valuable property, either commodity or even just labour.

For an equitable trade to happen between two sides, both sides have to receive something of value that at least matches what the sides are giving up. For you to understand this forget about cash, think barter.

2 sides only benefit when both end up with something they did not have before that they willingly traded for something they owned. You have a pig to trade and the other guy has a few bags of wheat, the market tells you that the exchange is equitable and you trade, both are left better off.

If one side has nothing to offer (is not producing anything) it's not actually trading, it's subtracting from people who are trading.

Person A runs a wheat farm, person B runs a pig farm, they can trade.

Person C does nothing, but lets say he steals a pig from person B. Now person C can trade some of the meat with person A.

However this theft subtracted from the productive capacity of the pig farmer and it never added anything to the productive capacity of the thief. The wheat farmer still gets the meat in exchange for his wheat, but if he went directly to person B and omitted the thief altogether it would be better for the real market participants (A and B), they have something to gain by trading with each other, it's a long term deal.

The theft by person C subtracts from the productive capacity directly, by removing the productive output (the pig) from the producer and it creates inefficiency where the pig farmer now has to start thinking about protecting his property where he didn't have to do that previously.

The business owners that protect their property by outsourcing, automation, by buying politicians are correct to do what they are doing, they are being stolen from.

people who could never DARE risk it before suddenly are able to open their own businesses - and employ their neighbours.

- nonsense. I never 'dared' to open a business, I just did, I put my savings on the line and used it to do so. But to say that UBI would allow somebody to start a business and even to pay something to an employee? Pure nonsense, with what money would they 'pay', they don't have anything *more* than the neighbour, after all, both are on UBI, which is supposedly only large enough not to starve in the streets. If it is large enough to open a business you are really advocating the type of wealth redistribution that makes even less sense economically, you are reducing the productive power of the existing valuable, viable businesses so much that others can spend that wealth doing whatever comes to their heads without really bothering with the consequences of the risk they are taking, because that's not their money.

People don't unnecessarily risk their money. Even the most idiotic collectivists would agree that if the government didn't guarantee the losses for the banks the banks wouldn't be taking risks with their own money. People tend to be careful with the money they *earned* as opposed to the money they got for free.

Bad outcomes: none.

- aha. I would argue that every government program ends up being a bad outcome, every one of them. Every one of them ends up doing the type of harm they are purporting to reduce. The war on drugs was won by drugs. The war on poverty was won by poverty. The war on terrorism seems to be lost to terrorists, they win because the individual liberties are in the craper and the government has only grown. Minimum wage laws create unemployment, public single payer health care destroys health care for all in the long term, it can eventually even bring entire systems down because the money can never stop flowing from individual to the government, and the governments always needs more of it, never less, pushing out and destroying businesses in the process.

s ago now to deal with the massive poverty the Industrial Revolution caused

- aha. So the Industrial Revolution caused so much poverty that now the population is 7 times greater than what it was before the beginning of industrialization.

The real fraud is in destruction of individual liberties that come out of government under the guise of 'helping' the poor and you are trying to sell that fraud here.

Comment Re:minwage $11.40-$9.90 (Score 0) 506

Supply side economics has clearly failed.

- no, American economy (and Canadian and many other Western economies) are failing to produce because they have failed the entire concept of economics, which is production. You cannot demand anything if you don't produce, these experiments will further drive poverty up in communities where they take place by ensuring further erosion of the value of the money they are using and by pushing businesses away, further increasing the perceived need for government intervention, which will intervene further by taking more from those who produce and redistributing to those who cannot.

This will end in a failure of the economic system and dismantling of the political structure, pushing entire nations into abject poverty (see Venezuela, North Korea, USSR, Cuba, etc.)

Comment Re:It would be... (Score -1) 232

Bikes don't belong around cars. Bike lanes should be only built on the sidewalks, bikers don't pay neither taxes nor fees to have lanes given to them by the idiotic governments. I say hit every bike that is on the road, do it on purpose, run them off the roads even in bike lanes unless it is a *toll road* and they *paid* to take it.

Comment Re:What a surprise... (Score 0) 43

So if you believe that go ahead, start your own business and see how that works out for you.

Businesses create everything, all products and all services, all salaries and even (unfortunately) all taxes. Without people starting businesses that produce more than the owner can consume there is no economy, there is no trade, there is no specialization. There are no jobs except for constant work to survive *somehow*.

All income taxes, all property taxes, all payroll taxes are paid out of money that businesses generate, literally create by work. There shouldn't *be* any of those taxes, but that is a separate discussion.

Regulations, that you dismiss so easily are not only around accounting. Do you know that businesses around you are *forced* to spy on you by the government that the collectivists brought to power? All business regulations are taxes of-course, they are all costs. Labour laws, how you hire people, how you fire people, how you deal with your clients, there are regulations in everything, it is all permeating and if a government official wants to cause harm to *any* business, he can do so easily. Businesses are *targets* for lawsuits, for government actions *because* businesses make money.

When I sat make money, I literally mean making Monet, as in creating real wealth. Those who create are targets for those who want to take, to steal.

Businesses shouldn't be paying any taxes, individuals can pat some fees, but even individuals shouldn't be paying taxes. Again, a separate discussion. However the really important point to understand is this: if businesses leave, if there are no businesses left you have nothing, not much at all.

Collectivists are making sure that businesses leave. Of course businesses fight back, they pay off to who they are supposed to, it all makes sense, but it is bad policy to structure the society in the way that forces people to fight it. In the long run the mob gets the shaft anyway, being left without a working economy (Venezuela, USSR, Cuba, north Korea, and soon USA), and being left without any individual freedoms at the same time.

The mob votes in the politicians on the promise of stealing from those who run businesses, it is all about jealousy of course. The mob wants what it sees as the luxury that the business owners allow themselves by building working businesses. The mob wants that and gets the politicians to steal. SS, Medicare, minimum wage, labour laws, IRS, The Federal reserve bank (independent from government my ass), FDIC, FHA, FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, you name it. At the end the economy gets destroyed.

If you become a business owner yourself you will realise what a box you are in, everybody wants to steal from you, the mob and its politicians, the rules set up by the competition through the politicians, the fake money that the Fed manipulates and the fake interest rates... You end up being blamed for the bad economy while basically you are the reason there is any economy at all. So it all makes sense. Do not pay taxes, find every possible way to avoid taxes and regulations, pay off, do whatever needs to be done. The society is a sick, jealous, lazy, collectivist mob and you are on your own against it.

Comment Re:How is Holmes not indicted yet? (Score 5, Interesting) 43

Let's see, how about all these other people (from Wikipedia):

former Secretary of State George Shultz, William Perry (former Secretary of Defense), Henry Kissinger (former Secretary of State), Sam Nunn (former U.S. Senator), Bill Frist (former U.S. Senator and heart-transplant surgeon), Gary Roughead (Admiral, USN, retired), James Mattis (General, USMC), Richard Kovacevich (former Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO) and Riley Bechtel (chairman of the board and former CEO at Bechtel Group). ...
The board included past presidents or board members of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry such as Susan A. Evans, William Foege, former director U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, David Helfet, director of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery and professors, Ann M. Gronowski, Larry J. Kricka, Jack Ladenson, Andy O. Miller and Steven Spitalnik.

Fabrizio Bonanni (former executive vice president of Amgen), Richard Kovacevich and William Foege, (former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), who would help to publicly introduce its technologies....

there were many people involved there, people with government ties. This con was beautifully done, all the way till the inevitable failure. It may be not so easy just to pin everything on Holmes. The best con men (and women) are those, who are true believers in their own con, I wonder if she was (is) a true believer, did she con everybody else or also herself?

Comment Re:As if this is new (Score 0) 370

You cannot 'give money to keep the owners in business'. Real money is created with production. The money is created by work, it is created by the productive people.

Trade is exchange of the goods and services, it is not gifting of goods and services.

If 2 people are trading with each other by exchanging the products they created, injecting a non productive third person into the mix does not increase value for the 2 productive individuals, it may increase the nominal amount of trade, if their products are taken away by force to allow the unproductive to use the products and to trade the products with the first two, the actual value of the trade goes down, because the unproductive one consumes part of the product that he gets from the first two and can only trade a small part of what is left over from his consumption.

UBI is a modern version of communism and as all such schemes requires nationalization of productive resources, companies and property. When the state nationalizes (steals) stuff, it is not done to make anything better, it is all about enriching some politicians and their friends.

Comment Re:Fake news (Score 0) 236

Of course it is. The name of the site is not 'vkintakta', it is 'vkontakte', which means being in contact or 'in touch'.

V -in, kontakt - contact. The last letter is 'e', which is the ending on the noun implying that the thing is 'in' something. Russian language conjugates words in a sentemce with endings, suffixes, prefixes, etc.

Comment Re:The days of high taxes on corps are numbered (Score 0) 442

Money not wasted on consumer goods is saves so that it can be invested, providing the investment capital that actually grows the economy. VAT is the only acceptable tax, income, payroll and property taxes are destructive to the economy and they are immoral. Taxing production as opposed to consumption is economically retarded and it is theft.

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