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I'm not sure why you are bringing up money and... 783 Views / 61 Replies  
I'm not sure why you are bringing up money and politics in the context of the quote I posted, but money influences politics precisely because we don't have a free market. Absent excessive taxes,...
Posted by smacintush, on Jun 2, 2015 at 02:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
https://drhurd.com/53806/# 6,059 Views / 297 Replies  
https://drhurd.com/53806/#
Posted by smacintush, on Jun 2, 2015 at 10:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
He says this: While completely evading... 783 Views / 61 Replies  
He says this:



While completely evading the fact that the kind of economy that offers 23 kinds of deodorant and 18 different sneakers is exactly what is necessary to ever hope to alleviate...
Posted by smacintush, on Jun 2, 2015 at 10:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree. 783 Views / 61 Replies  
I agree.
Posted by smacintush, on Jun 2, 2015 at 10:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Goes to the free market argument as well as drug... 837 Views / 47 Replies  
Goes to the free market argument as well as drug legalization.

There should be no legal barriers to acquiring anesthetics, or any other drugs for that matter for use in executions, or recreation,...
Posted by smacintush, on Jun 2, 2015 at 10:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Everytime McCoy used that phrase it was serious... 1,855 Views / 71 Replies  
Everytime McCoy used that phrase it was serious rather than silly. It was the fans of the show that made it silly. McCoy, though he was emotional and colorful, was very serious about his work. I...
Posted by smacintush, on Mar 1, 2015 at 09:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
FCC commissioner Ajit Pai has a different... 717 Views / 53 Replies  
FCC commissioner Ajit Pai has a different opinion. (http://reason.com/reasontv/2015/02/25/fccs-ajit-pai-on-net-neutrality-a-soluti)



Here is an interesting article as well IMO though it is...
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 26, 2015 at 03:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That is an argument against cronyism. "We"... 717 Views / 53 Replies  
That is an argument against cronyism. "We" shouldn't be paying for any such things...at all...through tax-funded government money. I am personally against all forms of government subsidies from...
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 26, 2015 at 03:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So again, you are in favor of using force to get... 717 Views / 53 Replies  
So again, you are in favor of using force to get what you want out of a company that is providing you with a service which you use and pay for voluntarily. I'm just trying to be clear that that is...
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 26, 2015 at 03:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
First, I said coercive monopoly. Not merely... 717 Views / 53 Replies  
First, I said coercive monopoly. Not merely monopoly. There is a difference. I personally have NO problems with a company being a monopoly as long as it got that way without government interference...
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 26, 2015 at 03:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe we should be asking how difficult/expensive... 717 Views / 53 Replies  
Maybe we should be asking how difficult/expensive it is with current regulations for a start-up or smaller existing company to put in their own wires/cables/fiber optics etc. in order to compete with...
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 25, 2015 at 07:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So basically, if I don't agree with YOU then I... 717 Views / 53 Replies  
So basically, if I don't agree with YOU then I have no common sense? Is that your argument?

Regulations...ALL REGULATIONS...increase costs and complicate things. The net result of this is that...
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 25, 2015 at 07:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's interesting that this countries most HATED... 717 Views / 53 Replies  
It's interesting that this countries most HATED industries are the most highly regulated. Power companies...regardless of these "deregulation" fantasies are practically quasi-government entities in...
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 25, 2015 at 06:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So the customer gets to determine the terms via... 717 Views / 53 Replies  
So the customer gets to determine the terms via government force to get what they want?
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 25, 2015 at 06:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, no it isn't. These regulations are... 717 Views / 53 Replies  
No, no it isn't.

These regulations are wrong in principle. You get on YOUR computer and connect with a privately owned servers over privately owned wires, and they connect you with other...
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 25, 2015 at 06:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't normally allow myself to be seen without... 18,560 Views / 362 Replies  
I don't normally allow myself to be seen without my hair looking awesome, I hope you realize the sacrifice I'm making for you.

http://i57.tinypic.com/5e8ydk.jpg
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 22, 2015 at 05:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hitting children teaches them nothing. At... 15,810 Views / 799 Replies  
Hitting children teaches them nothing.

At best it trains them...trains them into mindless obedience based on fear. You know, just like we used to do to animals. I say used to because somehow we've...
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 7, 2015 at 02:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Please, let's turn this into an abortion debate. ... 2,513 Views / 123 Replies  
Please, let's turn this into an abortion debate.

:thumbsdow
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 3, 2015 at 09:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Trying to use human children as a guide for how... 2,513 Views / 123 Replies  
Trying to use human children as a guide for how lower animals' "rights" or protections should be handled is inappropriate IMO. Whether there are apes who are developed enough to think or not, or...
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 3, 2015 at 09:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Utter. Nonsense. Our social nature... 4,729 Views / 347 Replies  
Utter. Nonsense.

Our social nature necessitates freedom from coercion and is built upon voluntary cooperation. In the whole of history the control of mankind by rulers has done nothing but...
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 2, 2015 at 12:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Properly speaking, I don't think there is any... 4,729 Views / 347 Replies  
Properly speaking, I don't think there is any such dichotomy. In my view all rights are inalienable until such a point as you do harm to someone that justifies punishment.



The problem with...
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 2, 2015 at 12:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Privileges granted by whom? The very idea of... 4,729 Views / 347 Replies  
Privileges granted by whom? The very idea of "privilege" implies permission, and that someone or some entity is in charge of us granting this permission.

This counter to what I believe the...
Posted by smacintush, on Feb 2, 2015 at 12:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My father-in-law died peacefully this morning... 1,005 Views / 23 Replies  
My father-in-law died peacefully this morning about 7:20.
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 31, 2015 at 02:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thank you! Your post was helpful! 442 Views / 10 Replies  
Thank you! Your post was helpful!
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 05:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Strangely, the greater the population in China... 1,222 Views / 53 Replies  
Strangely, the greater the population in China the more prosperous people have become. Huh.
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 04:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is that purple because I'm not REALLY going to be... 442 Views / 10 Replies  
Is that purple because I'm not REALLY going to be banned, or because you don't REALLY want me to enjoy it?
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 04:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah but I actually wanted someone to READ my... 442 Views / 10 Replies  
Yeah but I actually wanted someone to READ my post.
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 04:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, so I'm late to the party. Poop. 442 Views / 10 Replies  
Oh, so I'm late to the party. Poop.
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 04:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Leave people the hell alone, if population... 1,222 Views / 53 Replies  
Leave people the hell alone, if population actually becomes a problem it'll reduce itself.
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 04:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Purple Sarcasm 442 Views / 10 Replies  
Just a suggestion from another forum I belong to: Since it's usually pretty difficult to tell sarcasm from serious remarks in text, they adopted the practice of putting sarcasm in purple.

For...
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 04:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, that's not true. People who carry are know to... 4,729 Views / 347 Replies  
No, that's not true. People who carry are know to frequently get drunk, run outside and fire into the air yelling YEEEEE HAWWWWW!!!
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 04:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Or forget to pay your rent property taxes to the... 4,729 Views / 347 Replies  
Or forget to pay your rent property taxes to the state.
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 12:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In your DUI example you are arguing details of... 4,729 Views / 347 Replies  
In your DUI example you are arguing details of the law when we seem to agree in principle. There is no question to me that if you are an objective threat that it justifies restricting that person's...
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 12:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What exactly would this lesser yet non-rights... 4,729 Views / 347 Replies  
What exactly would this lesser yet non-rights violating punishment be? All forms of current lesser punishment are similar violations. They restrict or track movement, they can infringe upon privacy...
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I realize that I was generalizing, but it... 2,513 Views / 123 Replies  
I realize that I was generalizing, but it certainly seems to be the case in most instances.
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
None of that would make a dent. All projects like... 638 Views / 18 Replies  
None of that would make a dent. All projects like that do is give short term relief to a relative few people and assuage some unearned guilt on the part of the benefactor.

What the people of...
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't think that Apple is under any moral... 638 Views / 18 Replies  
I don't think that Apple is under any moral obligation to do anything. The workers at Foxconn and similar places have been given a choice where none had existed before. Without these jobs they are...
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh really? Without these arguments how do we come... 4,729 Views / 347 Replies  
Oh really? Without these arguments how do we come to agreement? Are they self-evident? Do they come from inborn knowledge? Are we a Borg collective?

Or is this question too "quasi-academic"?
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I wasn't trying to move the bar, I trying was get... 2,513 Views / 123 Replies  
I wasn't trying to move the bar, I trying was get it wet and sprinkle some dirt on it so you can see it better.

All I am trying to point out is that in order to give lower animals "rights", we...
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think that the fact that "we can all... 4,729 Views / 347 Replies  
I don't think that the fact that "we can all agree" has any bearing whatsoever. It's not OK to legally bar a certain behavior or attempt to bar a certain viewpoint because everyone says it's bad.
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 27, 2015 at 06:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
UPDATE: First a little background: This all... 1,005 Views / 23 Replies  
UPDATE:

First a little background: This all really started 17 years ago with lung cancer. He had surgery and no other treatments and he has been in remission ever since, and is still. He also has...
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 27, 2015 at 06:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To make a long story short, I do not and have not... 1,005 Views / 23 Replies  
To make a long story short, I do not and have not loved her for years, maybe ever when I look back.

I have rationalized sacrificing my own happiness for a very long time now. We've split up...
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 27, 2015 at 05:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The answer to all of this is for the government... 43,784 Views / 2,095 Replies  
The answer to all of this is for the government to treat all "marriages" as voluntary contracts and use existing contract law as a guide.

In this way the government has no say so in the...
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 27, 2015 at 05:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As I mentioned before, implicit in the concept of... 4,729 Views / 347 Replies  
As I mentioned before, implicit in the concept of rights is that it is the right to choose. That is why I used the analogy of freedom of religion. It is not legitimate to say that freedom of religion...
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 27, 2015 at 04:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
By the way this was my poor attempt at a joke. ... 2,513 Views / 123 Replies  
By the way this was my poor attempt at a joke.

BS as in bullshit

MSMD = Monkey See Monkey Do

Well...It was funny to ME
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 27, 2015 at 04:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Actually, I am. I have a BS from MSMD University.... 2,513 Views / 123 Replies  
Actually, I am. I have a BS from MSMD University. :lol:

I was wondering why people like you are so desperate to assign a higher status to lower lifeforms? It's interesting how often that happens....
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 27, 2015 at 03:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
First of all, the details the article completely... 2,513 Views / 123 Replies  
First of all, the details the article completely refute your baseless assertion that this is some kind of "postpartem depression".

Second, the behavior observed was not the kind of behavior you...
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 27, 2015 at 03:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh really? I guess you missed the part from the... 2,513 Views / 123 Replies  
Oh really? I guess you missed the part from the article where the corpse was passed around like a joint?



Or this part:

Interesting that it didn't even START with the mother.
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 27, 2015 at 01:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You are correct, it's not. Eating your... 2,513 Views / 123 Replies  
You are correct, it's not.

Eating your babies is.



No...it's more like us eating Bonobos.
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 27, 2015 at 01:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I wonder if there is controversy among the Bonobo... 2,513 Views / 123 Replies  
I wonder if there is controversy among the Bonobo community concerning infant cannibalism (http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8487000/8487138.stm).
Posted by smacintush, on Jan 27, 2015 at 12:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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