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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #765 on: February 13, 2011, 06:06:18 PM »

Glad to know more and more people are catching on to this.
"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.'"
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« Reply #766 on: February 14, 2011, 02:51:48 AM »
"I will never understand people who treat pollution as a result of capitalism...Pollution, by definition is a violation of [the] property rights of the person whose property is polluted [without] their consent; and as such, is as antithetical to capitalism as government wealth re-distributive schemes." --Me, in the comments to this video: 

I do have my moments.
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #767 on: February 15, 2011, 10:47:49 AM »
"Political tags--such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth--are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire." --Robert Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love"

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #768 on: February 15, 2011, 02:09:33 PM »
"Political tags--such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth--are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire." --Robert Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love"

I think I just found what will be my next signature!

Heinlein really seems awesome, based on what I've seen of him.
I really don't know what that "24 types of Libertarian" poster we saw earlier was bitching about when it said one of them was, "Too much Heinlein".
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #769 on: February 18, 2011, 03:25:19 AM »
Not so much a fav quote as something I need to get off my chest:

"Many of the 'capitalists' I know at my college--my economics professor, my physics professor, etc--are actually corporatists, given that they seem convinced what we have in the USA is a free market.  Really, if they wanted to help the cause of freedom, they'd switch sides, or at least stop conflating mercantile policies like Intellectual Property and government intervention on 'externalities' with a free market." --Me

Yeah, I will NEVER understand the people who use the externalities argument for government intervention.
Even everything they stated were true, by their own admission, we can't have a government either:  For what is government if not one giant externality?
« Last Edit: February 18, 2011, 03:28:14 AM by surhotchaperchlorome »
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #770 on: February 18, 2011, 03:49:46 AM »
"In political science and economics the five biggest contradictions are: 'Limited Government', 'Anarcho-Communism/Socialism', 'State Capitalism', 'Libertarian Socialism' and 'Crony Capitalism'" --Me
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #771 on: February 18, 2011, 06:30:58 AM »
What about "crony capitalism"? I really hate it when people call it that...

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #772 on: February 18, 2011, 06:46:41 AM »
Since we're at it...
What about the term "Casino Capitalism" ?

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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #773 on: February 18, 2011, 11:01:16 AM »
What about "crony capitalism"? I really hate it when people call it that...

Crap, one second...
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #774 on: February 18, 2011, 12:40:29 PM »
Since we're at it...
What about the term "Casino Capitalism" ?
Or "Disaster Capitalism".
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« Reply #775 on: February 18, 2011, 02:29:03 PM »
"In a world in which the last superpower is losing control — and the sooner the better — American conservatives will have to make a choice. Do they favor freedom? Or do they favor the global military state? Fess up, fellows. You have to make the choice." --Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #776 on: February 18, 2011, 06:05:49 PM »
This entire article is a win quote:  The Mystery of FDR Unraveled by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #777 on: February 19, 2011, 07:24:25 PM »
"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.'"
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Re: Fav quotes
« Reply #778 on: February 20, 2011, 10:58:20 PM »
And to balance out the overload of bogons from my last post, here's something full of nutritious cluons:
"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 #779 on: February 21, 2011, 06:12:18 PM »
"There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers." --Richard Feynman