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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #720 on: January 29, 2011, 06:42:23 AM »
Good point. While the beneficiaries in a Ponzi scam might have a valid civil claim against the perpetrator of the scam, they do NOT have a claim to any money that the current investors would have paid into it in the future. I think the same concept applies here.

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #721 on: January 29, 2011, 11:56:40 AM »
"From what I've seen, HTWW doesn't even understand the difference between capitalism and corporatism, something that's usually only reserved for the ignorance of statists. He's also been conned into believing that the US health care system is a free market system and put himself in the position of defending it.

Really, if he wanted to help the cause of libertarianism, he'd switch to the other side."--Shane on this video

Glad SOMEONE else noticed that.
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #722 on: January 29, 2011, 03:33:31 PM »
And speaking of the national debt:

Have I posted this already?  If so, it deserves to be brought up again. :)


And to those who would bring up the bogosity known as the "Social Contract":

"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 #723 on: January 29, 2011, 11:40:29 PM »
"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is apt to spread discontent among those who are." --H.L. Mencken

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #724 on: January 30, 2011, 12:24:28 PM »
@Shane:  Very good quote. :)


"YES! In the State of the Unicorn address, Obama kept emphasizing how force-funded investments in future technologies will result in the yet unknown industries of the future.

This led me to ask, 'If nobody knows the industry of the future, isn't it best to let everyone invest in whatever they want?'

HOW can one make the claim that something amazing will result from funding...but not know what it is yet?" --SanieClaws, highest rated comment (as of this posting) on this video:

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #725 on: January 30, 2011, 01:03:20 PM »
Ludwig von Mises: "A free man must be able to endure it when his fellow men act and live otherwise than he considers proper. He must free himself from the habit, just as soon as something does not please him, of calling for the police." - Liberalism
"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 #726 on: January 30, 2011, 08:23:47 PM »
"Actions that would be considered reprehensible if done by an absolute dictator, are considered morally legitimate if done by a democratically-elected government." --Downsize DC Foundation, The Democracy Fallacy

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #727 on: January 30, 2011, 08:32:14 PM »
Shane, that is freakin' epic, man. :)


However, I would change the wording a bit.  I would have said, "Actions that would be considered reprehensible if done by an absolute dictator, or even just private individuals, are considering morally legitimate if done by a democratically-elected government." (boldface to emphasis change)
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #728 on: January 30, 2011, 11:17:13 PM »
"Free Market Fascism doesn't, and cannot exist.
Mussolini:
'If [classical] liberalism spells individualism, Fascism spells government. The Fascist State is, however, a unique and original creation...in the economic field by the increasingly numerous and important functions discharged by trade unions and trade associations with their disputes and ententes, affecting both capital and labor;'

That's economic intervention; Free market is interventionless last I checked."--shadowgeyser

"No Jacob, the State is the default position. Look at how complex civilization is, there must be a designer i.e the State."--shadowgeyser

Source of both quotes is the comment section of this video: 
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #729 on: January 31, 2011, 01:41:19 AM »
"Actions that would be considered reprehensible if done by an absolute dictator, are considered morally legitimate if done by a democratically-elected government." --Downsize DC Foundation, The Democracy Fallacy

Wait, there's actually a serious way of saying what i said in the fail quotes thread?

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #730 on: January 31, 2011, 06:42:32 AM »
Wait, there's actually a serious way of saying what i said in the fail quotes thread?

And you wonder why your bogometer keeps going down!

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #731 on: January 31, 2011, 09:39:26 AM »
Well I did manage to get it up again for a while...
but then I ran out of viagra.

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #732 on: January 31, 2011, 05:26:12 PM »
"You've got the brain-washed, that's the Republicans, and the brain-dead, that's the Democrats." --Mark Russell

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #733 on: February 01, 2011, 12:52:31 AM »

Another outstanding masterpiece by Lord T Hawkeye. :)

He had to disable comments on the other video, but not before posting this piece of pwnage:

"@montereypopfestiva67 okay, so I'm a pompous ass for saying you're wrong and then you proceed to declare me wrong without backing it up? Interesting...

Sorry but all sources outside of your state run schools say otherwise. I'm not simply taking your word on that. You gotta give me more.

Finally, even if they weren't talking surrender, what if you simply didn't attack at all? Tell me straight shot, what is the WORST thing that could possibly have happened?"
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #734 on: February 01, 2011, 11:50:47 AM »
Two fav quotes from this article:
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It’s an astounding non sequitur: to assert that government can prevent crises, recessions, and “swings in unemployment” while being fully aware that for 98 years it has been trying to do it and failing.
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I call it the watchful eye illusion: the idea that government has greater knowledge and wisdom than the public. In extreme form this illusion treats government as God, as a superior being, who, from His Olympian position, surveys the scene and controls error and wrongdoing. Once this illusion is locked into your thinking, you remain convinced, despite any amount of failure, that government has the ability to do things right next time.