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Paypal Founder Helping Build Artificial Island Nations

The AtomicPunk Re:Only as "free" as your ability to defend it (692 comments)

What does libertarianism have to do with lawlessness? Or lack of weapon ownership restrictions with murder? Oh, wait, you're a state worshipper.

more than 3 years ago
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Federal IT Will Survive the Budget Deal

The AtomicPunk Re:I;ll clue you in: (104 comments)

Wow, utter bullshit from yet another person feeding at the taxpayer trough.

I'm sure he has a nice pension,too, so we can pay him not to work for 30-40 years.

more than 3 years ago
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New NASA Data Casts Doubt On Global Warming Models

The AtomicPunk wtf? (954 comments)

How dare he criticize the world's up and coming new religion? Burn the heretic at the stake!

more than 3 years ago
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Fed Audit's Initial Report Reveals Trillions in Secret Loans

The AtomicPunk Re:Ron Paul 2012 (499 comments)

you have it backwards. the dollar was worth 1/350 of an ounce of gold - now its worth a mere 1/1600. the inflation you fear has already been here for a good 10 years.

however, the establishment applauds your ignorance.

more than 2 years ago
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Court Allows Webcam Spying On Rental Laptops

The AtomicPunk Re:This calls for action (240 comments)

We're in that awkward stage where it's too late to vote them out but too early, to shoot them.

more than 3 years ago
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France To Launch a National Patent Troll

The AtomicPunk Re:Welcome to 1984 (179 comments)

You're not alone. Over here, we have SWAT team raids against people for selling raw milk.

If you ever felt you 'missed out' not living in the dark ages, I think you'll be getting your opportunity real soon now.

more than 3 years ago
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France To Launch a National Patent Troll

The AtomicPunk Re:Godwin (179 comments)

No, she didn't - despite thousands of statists hoping you believe so.

Rand had publicly stated that opponents of statism should collect benefits as restoration of funds taken from them by force, there would be no reason for her to hide it. She would have been more likely to flaunt it.

"It is obvious, in such cases, that a man receives his own money which was taken from him by force, directly and specifically, without his consent, against his own choice. Those who advocated such laws are morally guilty, since they assumed the “right” to force employers and unwilling co-workers. But the victims, who opposed such laws, have a clear right to any refund of their own money—and they would not advance the cause of freedom if they left their money, unclaimed, for the benefit of the welfare-state administration."

Then, there is this interesting piece of evidence against the claim:

Social Security Death Index
Name: Ayn Rand
SSN: 571-32-9405
Last Residence: 10019 New York, New York, New York, United States of America
Born: 2 Feb 1905
Died: Mar 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

Doesn't look like an alias to me.

more than 3 years ago
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France To Launch a National Patent Troll

The AtomicPunk Re:Godwin (179 comments)

Right wing? When has individual liberty been "right wing" ? Seems like a liberal concept to me. John Locke anyone?

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Store Employee Attempts To Form Union

The AtomicPunk Re:Unionize this (1008 comments)

Yes, just like happened with the automotive industry when robotics were introduced. Efficiency doesn't eliminate jobs in our economy and never has. People move to new endeavors and society benefits.

more than 3 years ago
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Draft Proposal Would Create Agency To Tax Cars By the Mile

The AtomicPunk If it moves ... (932 comments)

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. - Ronald Reagan

more than 3 years ago
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No U.S. Government Shutdown This Week

The AtomicPunk Most of you need to wake up. (385 comments)

There are 3 types of people responding to this:

1. Those that blame the Republicans.
2. Those that blame the Democrats.
3. Those that actually get what's going on.

Until someone is willing to have the balls to tackle both the military industrial complex and entitlement programs, neither side is serious and neither side actually disagrees on anything of substance.

This might help some of you come to grips with the problem:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._Federal_Spending_-_FY_2007.png

Note that if you eliminated the DoD entirely (yay!), we'd still be screwed.

The only answer is to cut government back to at least Clinton-era levels - unfortunately for the socialist bureaucrat-worshippers, that means radical changes to medicare, medicaid, and social security. Unfortunately for chicken-hawk Republicans, that means radical cuts to the DoD.

It'd sure be nice if this country could get back to the principal of individual liberty and personal responsibility, but I guess that's long gone.

more than 3 years ago
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China To Overtake US In Science In Two Years

The AtomicPunk pshaw! (362 comments)

Well, fine, so they're great at SCIENCE. How good are they at spying on their own citizens, printing money, and starting senseless wars? eh? eh? Yeah, that's what I thought, the US still has that market cornered... so there.

more than 3 years ago
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Terror Arrest Used As Fodder To Fund Real ID Act

The AtomicPunk Re:As a US citizen (212 comments)

Why, you can't use 10th amendment rights. States rights are only for racists, the democrats told me so!

more than 3 years ago
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PayPal Freezes Support Account For Bradley Manning

The AtomicPunk Re:"Land of the free" (580 comments)

Capitalist economy? Where do you live? I think this took place in the United States, which is far from a capitalist economy ...

more than 3 years ago
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Auditors Question TSA's Tech Spending, Security Solutions

The AtomicPunk Just thankful (239 comments)

I'm just thankful that our leftist benefactor, George Soros makes plenty of money off of the TSA body scanners. If he wasn't a leftist, I'd feel like these were bad people ...

more than 3 years ago
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Statistical Analysis of Terrorism

The AtomicPunk Re:Analyse this ! (265 comments)

No offense, but I didn't need statistical analysis to figure that out. :)

more than 3 years ago
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Digging Into the WikiLeaks Cables

The AtomicPunk Re:Conservatives against Wikileaks.. (810 comments)

Eh? Conservative?

If I want to know what a real conservative thinks, I listen to Ron Paul.

I think you're listening to too many neocons.

more than 3 years ago
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GM Loses Money On Every Volt Built

The AtomicPunk Ahh, union labor ... (471 comments)

... is there anything you can't screw up?

more than 3 years ago
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How Google Avoided Paying $60 Billion In Taxes

The AtomicPunk Re:Headline Is So Very Wrong (1193 comments)

Maybe you and others like you could get over your petty jealousies and we could drastically reduce all our tax rates so we could bring all the money than has flown out of the country over the past few decades back?

Unfortunately, we're all so distracted with class warfare we practically beg the government to take more and more of the money from the productive people and drive more and more wealth out of the country.

more than 3 years ago
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Capturing Carbon With Garbage Heaps

The AtomicPunk Re:Yeah (186 comments)

This is definitely not good for Al Gore's businesses - this must be crushed. We'll establish a bureaucracy to outlaw this based on some flimsy science from scientists gorging themselves at the public trough.

about 4 years ago

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Are political posters allowed in your office?

The AtomicPunk The AtomicPunk writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Politically Oppressed (450829) writes "A few days ago, several people in our office put up some campaign posters supporting a particular candidate. Within an hour, several VPs got upset and demanded that they take the signs down. The excuse was given that at any other company in America, this would've been grounds for immediate dismissal — that they couldn't risk offending people who supported a different candidate. This is a fairly small web company in perpetual startup mode — long hours, dedicated employees. They are terrified of losing key employees to places like Google and want to develop a "cool culture" to help prevent this. On the other hand, they swiftly crushed a handful of people displaying campaign posters. I can only assume this means Halloween and Christmas decorations will be prevented going forward so as not to offend people who don't partake in those holidays.

My question is — what would happen at your company if people put up campaign posters? Is this really widely prevented? Has anyone heard of lawsuits ensuing from the presence of campaign posters in the workplace?"

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