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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: November 27, 2017, 07:38:29 PM »
"When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar; you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say."—Tyrion

General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: June 07, 2017, 10:49:32 AM »
"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."—Frédéric Bastiat

General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: June 03, 2017, 07:24:38 PM »
Two instances of trolling of SJW's.

Firstly, we have Sargon trolling the SPLC by reporting an instance of hatespeech against the SPLC.

And a very long examination by TL;DR of an epic fake gender studies paper in the style of the 1996 Sokal trolling of Social Text (complete with fake researcher names, a fake research organization, and fake references to fake papers in fake journals generated by the Postmodern Generator, a website created years ago that spews out an algorithmically generated fake social science paper using a method based on Sokal's every time it's reloaded) published in what is claimed to be a respectable social science journal, after a review that was claimed to include a careful check of references.

The first one is pure win.  Seriously, fuck the SPLC. 
The second one had me fooled.  I didn't watch the video, so I thought it was a real study when I first saw it on his channel!  Poe's Law strikes yet again!

Well now I gotta post this:

General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: May 13, 2017, 02:19:31 PM »

You know, it's bad enough we have statists who slander libertarians as "fascists", but now we have actual libertarians coming out as fascists and fascist-sympathizers. I'm embarrassed.

Can we get Lord Killian to rip this video a new one?
Crazy story (not fails)--

Conspiracy nuttery & Ayn Rand worship have always been some of the anarchyball mods' gris-gris.  But, in light of the Twitter exchanges over the past month or so, I can see where they're coming from with That Guy T and others.  Though 1) That was still no excuse to dox Mr. Dapperton, and 2) I doubt Mr Dapperton could have seen that coming over a year ago.  I know I sure as hell didn't see That Guy T drinking the Kool-Aid then.

General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: May 10, 2017, 08:56:55 PM »
"Your car is Japanese. Your Vodka is Russian. Your pizza is Italian. Your kebab is Turkish. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. Your movies are American. Your Beers are German. Your shirt is Indian. Your oil is Saudi Arabian. Your electronics are Chinese. Your numbers -Arabic, your letters -Latin. And you complain that your neighbor is an immigrant?"

Posted from our own Dave, a while back in the unnamed fallacy thread. n.n

Yet another nail in the coffin for the limited government 'libertarians' who voted his ass into office.  But of course they'll defend him regardless of what he does/doesn't do because he's 'their guy.'  Just like the Obamatons did for Obama.

General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: April 10, 2017, 01:10:45 AM »
The war apologist comments are beyond painful.  Even worse is how many likes they're getting.  What the fuck?


Fav: Presents yet another example of IP being bogus, and shows a way the WSJ (or anyone else) can fact screenshots with a bit of know how.

Fail: Instead of blaming IP, goes on the same old tired "money is evil" Marxist bullshit. Mr. Enter still doesn't understand that burden of proof is never shared. That it is always on the active/positive claim. Always.

The Podcast / Re: Podcast for 2 April 2017
« on: April 03, 2017, 02:05:55 PM »
Another good one in response to guys like this week's BBE:


The Podcast / Re: Podcast for 2 April 2017
« on: April 03, 2017, 02:00:34 PM »
Regarding the BBE.
Governments are still the world's biggest polluters by far even if you don't count war.

On the FDA, I suppose the 4+ million people murdered by being denied life saving medication because it was still stuck in bogus efficacy testing don't count.  Gotta love it when statists virtue signal.

General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: April 02, 2017, 02:41:55 PM »
The comments left by the edgelord on this.* As I said in a reply to him, as soon as they start calling you a beta, a cuck, a degenerate, autistic, etc means you win the debate.  Much like Godwin's Law.

What little else I did read was of him saying the Labor Theory of Value has been shown to be more accurate than the economic calculation problem/price mechanism.  Yeah.

The fact that Venezuela, the old USSR, Nazi Germany, hell every single socialist state ever has failed should be more than enough to show that's bogus, so without even looking at his links, we can declare bogosity.  If he's THAT big a sophist to deny basic reality, then there is nothing to be gained from 'debating' him, even in public.

Now, he *did* violate my rules first for using bigoted anti-ASD statements in his first post.  And for being a pedantic, overly verbose, word smithing asshole--Which I warned about on the comment he was replying to, so he has no excuse.  And if I do decide to block & delete his comments it will be no one's fault but his own.  His first paragraph of his first reply is nothing but playing the victim card and threats to be a self righteous peacock.  Pathetic.

"But I'll just use the webarchive against you!"
I'm shaking in my boots. *rolls eyes*  No really!  Post all you like on your own pages, but I'm the only one entitled to the last word on mine.

*If anyone wants to see the comment thread, send me a request over Skype or whatever and I'll send you the screencaps.  I don't want that kind of sophistry polluting my page.  Especially when it breaks two of my most important rules.  Both of them have entertained me enough.

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