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The Free State Project, One Decade Later

Bob_Robertson Re:"Liberty-Minded"? (701 comments)

"where segregated lunch counters don't exist"

Segregated by law. Look it up.

"than some kkk asshat being able to tell me to move to some other city where my "kind" is tolerated"

Like sheriffs and politicians do?

"to the days where I could be pushed out of a store with a shotgun just for being the wrong skin color."

You really, really need to read some history. You would learn that the bus companies did not want to discriminate, discrimination was the law. You would learn that the US was the only country in the world to eliminate chattel slavery through war, which left some bad feelings. You would learn that the poverty rate was dropping continuously until the Great Society enshrined poverty and ensured that there would always be poor to "care for".

Maybe, just maybe, you've been blaming the wrong people all your life. But don't let facts get in the way of a good "Oh Woe Is Me, Give Me More Money" sob story.

about a year and a half ago

The Free State Project, One Decade Later

Bob_Robertson Re:"Liberty-Minded"? (701 comments)

For someone who then talks about enslaved Oompa Loompas, you seem to have a very insincere grasp of Liberty.

If the hippies want to set up a socialist utopia, they are welcome to do so, on their own time and land. Some have.

If the libertarians don't want to pay taxes, then again they are welcome to pay the FULL COSTS of their decisions, no externalizing costs through taxes and regulations.

After all, if the Oompa Loompas can be can be said to be enslaved, then taxation must be recognized as armed robbery.

about a year and a half ago

Electric Cars and Their Discontents

Bob_Robertson Re:Wankel (348 comments)

Indeed, my experience was with the RX-3 in ~1971, first car I ever drove. Thanks for bringing me up 30 years in development!

But how cool, "It's got no valves and uses an afterburner!" I'm sure you can see why that image sticks in my mind.

more than 8 years ago


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