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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Murray Rothbard and David Friedman wrote quite a bit on privatization of pretty much everything. Have you read any of their stuff?
    I have not yet devised such a system.

    edit: Nor have I fully agreed with any other's.
    But sir, your opinion is wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Galt View Post
    I have not yet devised such a system.

    edit: Nor have I fully agreed with any other's.
    Fair enough! It's always good to check out new ideas, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Fair enough! It's always good to check out new ideas, though.
    I have. Like I said, none of them appease me 100%.
    But sir, your opinion is wrong.
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    I scored 14.. Makes sense since I'm more of a Centrist.

    Your true political self:

    You are a Social Liberal (61% permissive) and an Economic Moderate (55% permissive)

    You are best described as a: Centrist

    You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.
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    28 - You are a soft-core libertarian. With effort, you may harden and become pure.

    Not bloody likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post

    Honestly, by their description, 17 might be a little too high.
    And I think that some of these ideas are insane.
    How can people say yes to them?
    Yea, like:

    Should all legislation be replaced by judge-made law, arbitration, and other private rule-suppliers?
    All hail our local Warlord!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Razor View Post
    Yea, like:



    All hail our local Warlord!
    Arbitration is actually a very common and effective way to settle civil law disputes, but I am not in favor of scrapping the jury system and the criminal justice system. Gotta love those wacky anarcho-capitalists!
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    I just wanted to point something out.

    50. Is bombing civilians in an enemy country morally equivalent to murder?



    I would like you to imagine someone taking your life away.

    Whether you use the verb "murder" or "kill," the meaning is the same. (Notice: bombing civilians cannot be self defense)

    I may be too new around these parts to throw opinions around like this, but...
    Just as water is water, land is land.
    The lines that separate the lands were drawn by men, and were often the products of war.

    If you had to kill a man with your bare hands, it would be difficult to bear.
    With a gun, it would be slightly easier, because you only have to pull a trigger, but you would still watch the man die. It would weigh very heavily on the average person's conscience, I believe.

    Were it not for the mass media advocating "murder from afar," we would not accept the prospect so easily.

    It is easier to kill someone when you do not have to watch them die. For this reason, the action is easier to rationalize away.

    I find the question appalling for this reason: it implies within itself that there is a difference between the actions. It should read: Is murdering an innocent person who lives a distance from you and may be ideologically dissimilar to you morally equivalent to murdering an innocent person who lives close to you?

    I prefer the question displayed in this light: a civilian is NOT an enemy, regardless of what country he lives in. And even if he were an enemy, you would have no more right to kill him than you have to kill anyone else who you disagree with ideologically. (and vice versa)

    The Nazis were at fundamental odds with the Jews.

    If you answered "no" to question 50, would you answer "no" to my version of the question? (above)

    If you answered "no" to my version of the question, are you also able to rationalize the hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians that our army has killed in this war on terror?

    If you can justify the civilian deaths, can you do the same for the Holocaust?

    If you can't, is it because "The Nazis were bad people killing good civilians, but we Americans are good people killing bad civilians" ??

    For some, this linear proposition may seem illogical.

    To them I ask: Do you think my position would be more acceptable if
    a) you didn't live in the country with the strongest military
    b) China had killed as many innocent Americans that were ideologically dissimilar from their agenda as the casualty count of 9/11 two-hundred fold?

    (yes, that is how many people we have killed since 9/11)

    I'm sorry for the rant...I know it was a little off-topic.

    Sometimes I get a little irked when the idea that the taking of innocent life is somehow justifiable only when it is widely publicized, glorified, packaged, and sold through the monopolized airwaves

    It is crucial to understand that after the Telecommunications Act was passed (1996), ALL of the television that you see is brought to you by 5 large corporations that have much to gain from globalism. The national media will ALWAYS be in line with the party.

    You must ask yourself, "Why did our government take the airwaves from us?"

    And you must consider that it could be because the television is the single most powerful propaganda machine ever created. It's danger is doubled by it's benign reputation. (The greatest propaganda machine in history is already in your living room. Remember? You PAID for it.)

    This is the reason that all three of the remaining candidates are members of the CFR.

    Don't feel bad if you don't know what the CFR is; it isn't mentioned in the media.*


    This was a long post...

    But seriously, most of you guys answered "yes" to question 50, right?

    To each his own.







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    By the way, I scored a 110.




    (I didn't really take it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annuit Coeptis View Post
    By the way, I scored a 110.




    (I didn't really take it)

    Well, why not a perfect 160, then? I got an 88, BTW. All of the first section, most of the second, none of the third (except for the one about the state being exploitation by a ruling elite, naturally).
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