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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #270 on: March 04, 2010, 07:32:18 PM »
"And if the flying spaghetti monster is correct you both are screwed and I get a stripper factory and a beer volcano. Ramen." --YouTube user johnrainrules responding to a discussion of Pascal's Wager

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #271 on: March 05, 2010, 12:17:48 AM »
"SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH WHEN BILLY MAYS IS TALKING!" --Billy Mays via YouTube Poop sentence mixing

Found the source of the quote.
I'm fucking ecstatic right now. :D :D :D :D :D
« Last Edit: March 05, 2010, 02:00:27 PM by surhotchaperchlorome »
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #272 on: March 05, 2010, 03:29:03 PM »
Requiescat in pace, Billy Mays. *cuts his throat*

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #273 on: March 07, 2010, 11:23:54 AM »
"Set it free and let it be:  the laissez faire economy!" --My motto of economic and social policy.
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #274 on: March 07, 2010, 12:11:24 PM »
If you really love it, eh?

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #275 on: March 07, 2010, 06:40:51 PM »
"I don't give a rat's ass about Friedman. He was an enabler of the most harmful aspect of Keynes's policy recommendations (the inflationary monetary aspects), and in so doing linked those policies (and their results) in the popular mind with free market economics. I dare say he has done more damage than any Keynesian or socialist to the free-market cause." --nonantianarchist
Source:  The comments of this video

Man, the poster of the above video, radiohogan is a typical dogmatic Statist.
A know-it-all condescending prick, full of double standards, and the usual gall.
Man, why can't these people just...die, already...
« Last Edit: March 07, 2010, 07:16:35 PM by surhotchaperchlorome »
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #276 on: March 07, 2010, 07:29:07 PM »
Because god loves us.

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #277 on: March 07, 2010, 11:24:06 PM »
"I don't give a rat's ass about Friedman. He was an enabler of the most harmful aspect of Keynes's policy recommendations (the inflationary monetary aspects), and in so doing linked those policies (and their results) in the popular mind with free market economics. I dare say he has done more damage than any Keynesian or socialist to the free-market cause." --nonantianarchist
Source:  The comments of this video

Man, the poster of the above video, radiohogan is a typical dogmatic Statist.
A know-it-all condescending prick, full of double standards, and the usual gall.
Man, why can't these people just...die, already...

I love how he says one of his biggest interests was economics, and then makes videos about the labor theory of value. That thing has been dead and buried for so long, there's no way he could have taken a single class in economics and take it seriously. Even Keynes wasn't stupid enough to buy into that shit. Two words: Marginal Utility.

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #278 on: March 08, 2010, 12:30:50 AM »
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Man, why can't these people just...die, already...

Because if the socialists die, then we all have to kill ourselves too otherwise it's not fair.
I recently heard that the word heretic is derived from the greek work heriticos which means "able to choose"
The more you know...

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #279 on: March 08, 2010, 12:50:51 AM »
I love how he says one of his biggest interests was economics, and then makes videos about the labor theory of value. That thing has been dead and buried for so long, there's no way he could have taken a single class in economics and take it seriously. Even Keynes wasn't stupid enough to buy into that shit. Two words: Marginal Utility.

Did you read his replies to NonAntiAnarchist?
He claims to have (surprise!) a degree in economics.
Shane, me, you and anyone with a functioning brain and/or the slightist knowledge of economics:  YEAH RIGHT!!!

He also claims that: "You are assuming people save with paper money. Americans do not save at all. This is their answer to inflation.

Asians, on the other hand, exchange paper money for gold (Indians & Chinese, for example). There are the folks who now control the world. What we do doesn't matter. The Chineses are converting paper money into commodities as fast as they can (copper, iron, etc.)."

My apologies if this violates the forum rules if he's displaying bigotry, but I'm too tired to give a good paraphrase...
Nevermind he didn't provide a single source for this odd claim and even if he did, he still didn't answer a very VERY important question:  What are the controls?

He goes on with: "Asians have always saved 30% or more. Americans never saved more then 10% years ago. Americans have had a negative saving rate for decades. How does economics explain such a monster difference? It can't. Only anthropology or sociology can study cultural differences.

We borrowed from the savers (Asians). Karl Marx wrote 'whoever rules China rules the world.'"
1.  HUGE argument from ignorance.
2.  Again, what is his source?
3.  If so, does that period include when we were on a gold standard?
4.  If so, what are the controls?
5.  Is he comparing like to like (commodity standard to commodity standard, etc)?
6.  Are those likes compared the same way, using the same techniques (e.g. the USA and Europe count unhealthy babies born differently and that effected their infant mortality rates and life expectancy).

I also saw him call Karl Marx a "great social scientist".
Given his vast lack of understanding of how science, even College Freshman level Social Scientific Methodology, works; he looks like a creationist saying that "Kent Hovind is an amazing Biologist".

I suspect he's making like PawelKolasa (the geocentrist Shane debunked a while back) and is just pulling shit out of his ass.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2010, 01:09:45 AM by surhotchaperchlorome »
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #280 on: March 08, 2010, 01:10:23 AM »
Did you read his replies to NonAntiAnarchist?
He claims to have (surprise!) a degree in economics.
YEAH RIGHT!!!

He also claims that: "You are assuming people save with paper money. Americans do not save at all. This is their answer to inflation.

Asians, on the other hand, exchange paper money for gold (Indians & Chinese, for example). There are the folks who now control the world. What we do doesn't matter. The Chineses are converting paper money into commodities as fast as they can (copper, iron, etc.)."

My apologies if this violates the forum rules if he's displaying bigotry, but I'm too tired to give a good paraphrase...
Nevermind he didn't provide a single source for this odd claim and even if he did, he still didn't answer a very VERY important question:  What are the controls?

He goes on with: "Asians have always saved 30% or more. Americans never saved more then 10% years ago. Americans have had a negative saving rate for decades. How does economics explain such a monster difference? It can't. Only anthropology or sociology can study cultural differences.

We borrowed from the savers (Asians). Karl Marx wrote 'whoever rules China rules the world.'"
1.  HUGE argument from ignorance.
2.  Again, what is his source?
3.  If so, does that period include when we were on a gold standard?
4.  If so, what are the controls?
5.  Is he comparing like to like (commodity standard to commodity standard, etc)?
6.  Are those likes compared the same way, using the same techniques (e.g. the USA and Europe count unhealthy babies born differently and that effected their infant mortality rates and life expectancy).

I also saw him call Karl Marx a "great social scientist".
Given his vast lack of understanding of how science, even College Freshman level Social Scientific Methodology, he looks like a creationist saying that "Kent Hovind is an amazing Biologist".

I suspect he's making like PawelKolasa (the geocentrist Shane debunked a while back) and is just pulling shit out of his ass.

Wow... Just... Wow...

And another fucked up thing with these socialists? They keep screaming exploitation, that the factory owners control the means of production. Here's the problem. They specifically limit their criteria to exclude labor as a means of production. However, in modern day economics, labor, along with other capital, is seen as an input, that which is used to produce a good or service. Who controls labor? The workers. So, really, the control over the means of production is split. In addition, households (again, workers) do the saving that is then borrowed by firms to purchase more capital and expand their businesses in order to produce the goods and services consumed by households. In the end, what the socialists see as exploitation is instead a symbiotic process. The firms and households live and die by the actions of the other. This keeps both sides in check, and prevents one from exploiting the other. That is, until you introduce the sabots of violent force into the machinery and fuck everything up.

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #281 on: March 08, 2010, 04:50:03 AM »
Should'nt those be in the fail quotes then?

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #282 on: March 08, 2010, 09:51:33 AM »
Should'nt those be in the fail quotes then?
True...
I just had to get his stupidity off of my chest.
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #283 on: March 09, 2010, 06:22:20 AM »
"It is, they say, not Russia that plans aggression but, on the contrary, the decaying capitalist democracies. Russia wants merely to defend its own independence. This is an old and well-tried method of justifying aggression. Louis XIV and Napoleon I, Wilhelm II and Hitler were the most peace-loving of all men. When they invaded foreign countries, they did so only in just self-defence. Russia was as much menaced by Estonia or Latvia as Germany was by Luxemburg or Denmark." --Ludwig von Mises, Epilogue

Man, does that sound like our foreign policy today or what?

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #284 on: March 11, 2010, 06:54:45 PM »
"I have never heard any suggestion from a minarchist on how to limit the power and expansion of the state, other than what was already tried in the initial experiment. It's always either the 'magic paper'-hypothesis, or an appeal to the Hobbesian story." --PanzerDivisionBOM on Shane's 3rd HD Constitution Lecture video
« Last Edit: March 11, 2010, 08:37:08 PM by surhotchaperchlorome »
"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world—'No. You move.'"
-Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man 537