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by Shem
31 minutes ago
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 128
Views: 1970

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

There's a self-described communist on Tumblr I really respect. He says that it's ethically mandatory to work towards the abolition of all hierarchy. And also he supported Clinton over Sanders in 2016 because he thought her policies would be much better at making people well-off in the short and med...
by Shem
18 Sep 2018, 15:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5811
Views: 137723

Re: Orange is the new President

Toad is trending because people love him. DO NOT look for another reason.
by Shem
16 Sep 2018, 15:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1038

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

So, sexually assaulting an Uber driver and lying about it nets you three games. Insider trading that you confess to and agree to make restitution for is an indefinite ban.
by Shem
15 Sep 2018, 00:47
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 128
Views: 1970

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Who starts shooting first when they want your shit? I'm just going to make it clear so nobody can say they weren't warned; in Anarchotopia, I am going warlord. I am going warlord early, completely, and every day of my life thereafter. There is not enough fairy dust in the world to make me believe t...
by Shem
15 Sep 2018, 00:21
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 128
Views: 1970

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Hugh Akston wrote:
14 Sep 2018, 21:30
But the point I'm trying to make is that it is a fool's errand to try and construct and argue against something that is essentially, inescapably, an emergent order.
You sound like a communist.
by Shem
14 Sep 2018, 12:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 892
Views: 35749

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Manafort is pleading guilty to witness tampering and conspiracy. The plea document includes extensive details about his lobbying for Ukrainian politicians aligned with Russia. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/14/former-trump-campaign-chairman-paul-manafort-appears-to-reach-plea-deal-823882 Wh...
by Shem
13 Sep 2018, 21:53
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 128
Views: 1970

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

"You can leave it if you want!" Is the usual argument statists make when they don't want to admit that the state is coercive. What's different, here? Well they're talking about a physical location. You have to actually physically move yourself and your stuff out of the geographical area. I was thin...
by Shem
13 Sep 2018, 00:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1038

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

It went backward about a foot from where the ball was released. #IWantToBeBannedFromHere It was right on the 25 yard line, and stayed right in the same position over it as it flew. Also, Buffalo, you're so banged up you need random volunteers for the kicking team, but you still do a squib kick rath...
by Shem
12 Sep 2018, 09:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 317
Views: 13445

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

So Marvel has officially suspended production of GotG3 , which tells me that they have already gone down the list of replacement directors, all of whom mysteriously declined to work with the company whose official policy is to fire people based on the bad faith fauxtrage of alt-right Twitter trolls...
by Shem
10 Sep 2018, 15:20
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 128
Views: 1970

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

How is that different than countries? Presumably on Wolf land, you're living by Wolf laws... I think your question reveals some interesting assumptions, actually. Asserting exclusive control over a geographical area is what states do; if a group doesn't assert control over a geographical area, they...
by Shem
08 Sep 2018, 01:18
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 128
Views: 1970

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Not really, because a government asserts a monopoly on the use of force in (usually) a geographically distinct area, while a Hypothetical Most-Heavily-Armed Group doesn't necessarily do so. To use an example, a government pretty much always asserts that it could legitimately make you get a license ...
by Shem
07 Sep 2018, 23:36
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 128
Views: 1970

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Not really, because a government asserts a monopoly on the use of force in (usually) a geographically distinct area, while a Hypothetical Most-Heavily-Armed Group doesn't necessarily do so. To use an example, a government pretty much always asserts that it could legitimately make you get a license ...
by Shem
05 Sep 2018, 23:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13049

Re: Op-ediots

All this time Trump was bitching about a Deep State conspiracy to usurp him, and it turns out he was right, except, rather than being bureaucrats doing it, it was his appointees.
by Shem
04 Sep 2018, 21:42
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist
Replies: 128
Views: 1970

Re: Debate: Be an Anarchist, Not a Minarchist

Why should trash pickup be privatized but not policing? Because whoever controls the biggest and most guns is the government even if you chose to call it something else. And enforcing the law is necessarily a government activity. Yeah, there are perverse incentives and I'm still deeply skeptical th...
by Shem
04 Sep 2018, 21:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13049

Re: Op-ediots

So, DeSantis went to Harvard and Yale but somehow didn't realize "using the term 'monkey' in the context of Black people" is a bad idea. Even though the motherfucker is literally five years older than I am. And he totally deserves the benefit of the doubt, even though he was the moderator of a racis...
by Shem
04 Sep 2018, 17:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Quotable quotes
Replies: 1504
Views: 83107

Re: Quotable quotes

Eric the .5b wrote:
03 Sep 2018, 17:55
Aresen wrote:
03 Sep 2018, 16:01
The Bible would have been sooooo much better if Stan Lee had written it.
Pfft. Philistine.

Jack Kirby or GFTO.
For writing?

I actually thought Garth Ennis already wrote the Old Testament.
by Shem
29 Aug 2018, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5811
Views: 137723

Re: Orange is the new President

The Trump Administration's pot policy is so weird. He never mentions pot in his rambling rally speeches or his Fox News call-ins. Who is he appealing to with this? Are law enforcement groups lobbying him? Is this Jeff Sessions' pet project? Did Kevin Sabet buy ad time during Fox & Friends? Were I t...
by Shem
27 Aug 2018, 11:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 602
Views: 20004

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

dhex wrote:
27 Aug 2018, 10:49
JasonL wrote:
27 Aug 2018, 10:00
Shem wrote:What kind of knife are we talking about?
It was a locking folder like an Emerson or similar from what I gather. It was deployed out of cargo pants if that helps the image.
that's crazy unacceptable. the cargo pants makes sense tho.
Yeah, way past the line.
by Shem
26 Aug 2018, 14:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 602
Views: 20004

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

I mean, a butter knife, yeah, suck it up, mouthybro? A machete? Butcher Pete belongs in prison before he hacks his pals to death over whether abbreviations are legal in Scrabble. Context matters.
by Shem
26 Aug 2018, 11:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 602
Views: 20004

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

What kind of knife are we talking about?
by Shem
21 Aug 2018, 09:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 168
Views: 2365

Re: Elizabeth Warren's

JasonL wrote:
21 Aug 2018, 07:38
It occurs to me VW has this structure and ... well ...
Along with every other German corporation.
by Shem
21 Aug 2018, 02:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 168
Views: 2365

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

The things that European countries do well could never work here, Shem. When someone praises it as socialist we say that it is actually capitalist, and when somebody asks if we could try their style of capitalism we say that it is actually socialist. This is an effort to literally give the workers ...
by Shem
21 Aug 2018, 01:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 168
Views: 2365

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

And I still argue well-executed German-style codetermination would be in the best interests of workers and companies.
by Shem
21 Aug 2018, 01:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 168
Views: 2365

Re: Elizabeth Warren's

White collar crime is hard to detect, and hard to prosecute, and hard for juries to even understand. Not when you properly fund the IRS. We've spent years cutting studies and forcing the ones we have to go after random people to get back a couple thousand bucks from Joe Sixpack rather than having t...
by Shem
21 Aug 2018, 01:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 168
Views: 2365

Re: Elizabeth Warren's

That aside, what would satisfy your need here. $64 billion does not, what outcome would satisfy. It was 44 billion. They were able to write the rest off on their taxes. And I'd be a lot more impressed with that number if they hadn't tried to Exxon their way out of paying the parts that went to the ...