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Why Libertarians should be against gay marriage

fustakrakich Re:What value does a government add to any marriag (28 comments)

Oh, I don't know... There was a real famous incident way back in 2007.. Betcha there's a whole bunch of other times it happens without making the papers, so, you got your plausible deniability there to make you feel all better and stuff.

2 hours ago
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Democrats playing the race card? Surely as the sun riseth

fustakrakich Re:Foreign policy is a shambles...? (22 comments)

Cynical?! How can natural and normal behavior be described as cynical? It's just something we have to live through for the time being. I don't get it. Where is the cynicism? There's no cynicism, no "guilt", only acknowledgement, that it is we... who will turn the planet into the Love Boat... or the Titanic...

2 hours ago
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"If I could get you to be honest at some point"

fustakrakich Re:well keep holding out hope (5 comments)

I'm not confident that the word "Lefties" can be used in any adult sense. I mean, it's funny, as fart jokes go, but nothing more than that.

10 hours ago
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Lavabit Loses Contempt Appeal

fustakrakich Re:All it takes is one criminal now? (116 comments)

Lavabit had apparently complied with much more limited surveillance demands in the past, but then decided they weren't going to do that any more... This one rests on Lavabit.

This is true. Once you sell your soul, it's pretty tricky business trying to buy it back.

11 hours ago
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"We are actively evaluating. That's as distinct from passively evaluating."

fustakrakich Maybe if you understood the the business of war (11 comments)

Then your comprehension of the situation might approach that of reality. The ideology is bullshit. Or maybe you prefer to obsess over this person. I will not endeavor to understand why, it's only to point out a factual observation that you are mirroring those blogs you read, and they get their crap from the same wire as the "liberal" press. I'll let you in on a little secret, the press releases hardly ever reflect what goes over secured communications. I believe you would need specific clearances to know what's happening. I'm going on the assumption you don't. But maybe that's what you want me to think... Maybe you work in IDC

13 hours ago
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

fustakrakich Re:Butterfly (141 comments)

So, when it hits the ground, it will cause an earthquake in Wyoming? Damn Chinese, even trying to mess with our fracking...

13 hours ago
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

fustakrakich Re:Polution tax (141 comments)

Hey! That's a good idea. Put a 500% tariff on everything that's not made here. Who care who makes it?

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Democrats playing the race card? Surely as the sun riseth

fustakrakich Re:Foreign policy is a shambles...? (22 comments)

At a sufficiently high level of abstraction... we are turtles and trees are lakes... and the crap you are swimming in is your own tailing pond that needs to be contained a bit better than it has been. Heh, and your evil twin d_r, identical stones you two are, he just needs more time in the rock tumbler.

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Democrats playing the race card? Surely as the sun riseth

fustakrakich Re:Foreign policy is a shambles...? (22 comments)

And you voted for them in the election? That's okay. You are perfectly welcome to stick with the same old thing. I just find it amusing when you say you're against something that you're obviously not, while saying I'm for it. I believe this is the definition of the word "projection". And yes you were pimping them as somehow better, that changing the color of the suit will make a difference. And of course dismissing out of hand anything that doesn't suit your lifestyle is as natural as breathing, but it is your monkey trap. You just can't let go of what you have for something better. The people you are pushing are no different from any other politician. They have proven their "moral turpitude" by taking the same money and pushing the same austerity. That does not require me to supply you with "alternatives". I am simply pointing to the sign that says "bridge out". Ignore at your own peril, and continue to play the victim card. The system cannot work without a submissive, non-thinking crowd who believe they have no alternative.

yesterday
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Democrats playing the race card? Surely as the sun riseth

fustakrakich Re:Foreign policy is a shambles...? (22 comments)

No, you only argued for putting Ted Cruz's and friends name on the doorplate in the same fashion you were pimping McCain and Romney, like that is going to make a bit of difference. The perceived lack of alternatives does not make any of those people look any better.

2 days ago
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Democrats playing the race card? Surely as the sun riseth

fustakrakich Re:Foreign policy is a shambles...? (22 comments)

...that wasn't theatrics that had me rolling in sweat in Afghanistan in 2011.

No, but it is business. The morality angle is the theatrics to sell it to the public, and it worked, I can't argue with success. I am sorry that that you thought your assigned role was for a different movie.

And you have provided no "resistance" to speak of. You are under the belief that a different face in front of the camera is all that's needed. You are retransmitting mass media content. Your "alternatives" are not.

2 days ago
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Why Libertarians should be against gay marriage

fustakrakich Re:What value does a government add to any marriag (28 comments)

No, the ideal is the abandonment of man's authority over man. Forced conformity is your bag. Okay, cool. Then let's make sure everybody is treated the same, under the same rules. I was simply being a bit more pragmatic in a world where people who see equality as a threat to their privileged status and lifestyle want to take us back to the dark ages.

2 days ago
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The Best Parking Apps You've Never Heard Of and Why You Haven't

fustakrakich Re:What is going on?? (163 comments)

He paid Dice 25 cents

2 days ago
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The Best Parking Apps You've Never Heard Of and Why You Haven't

fustakrakich You win a shiny quarter! (163 comments)

WOAH! I'm goin' to the movies!

2 days ago
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Why Libertarians should be against gay marriage

fustakrakich Re:What value does a government add to any marriag (28 comments)

Well, as long as we are to have a government, and while it does have this authority over who can sign a marriage contract and distributes related benefits, I will insist that it treats everybody equally until all such legislation is off the books. It's not complicated.

2 days ago

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Bacteria and global warming

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a year ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "Like we do, most bacteria respire, that is they convert carbon containing compounds, into carbon dioxide and water, and as an outcome of this process generate cellular energy. Unfortunately, for us there are far more bacteria on the planet that there are people and as a consequence bacteria produce rather a lot of carbon dioxide. In fact the microbes that break down plant matter in soil release 55 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year into the atmosphere, which represents around eight times the amount that humans are putting into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. As the temperature of our planet increases, we will inevitably alter the activity of planet’s microbes and through this fundamentally their impact on the Earth’s climate"
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Good News on the Free Speech Front

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a year ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "Supreme Court blocks Illinois law prohibiting taping of police:

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a plea from the Cook County state's attorney to allow enforcement of a law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job.

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free speech rights when used against people who tape law enforcement officers...

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in 2010 against State's Attorney Anita Alvarez to block prosecution of ACLU staff for recording police officers performing their duties in public places, one of the group's long-standing monitoring missions."
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David Cameron 'orders new curbs on internet porn'

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a year ago

fustakrakich (1673220) writes "

The new measures will mean that in future anyone buying a new computer or signing up with a new internet service provider (ISP) will be asked, when they log on for the first time, whether they have children. If the answer is "yes", the parent will be taken through the process of installing anti-pornography filters, as well as a series of questions on how stringent they wish the restrictions to be, according to a newspaper.

If the answer is "no", all male customers over 18 will be immediately tagged as pedophiles."

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According to Hobby Lobby birth control and abortion are teh evil

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about two weeks ago

But that's only if their employees might benefit. If their hedge funds benefit, well then, all bets are off. Any ruling in their favor would be most egregious, but will definitely prove that wealth/power does not concentrate in DC. It is funneled through on its way to business that owns it. This is how capitalism works, even in so-called "communist" countries. If these people are going to demand that their taxes match their "morals", they damn well better make sure their investments do the same.

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There is no dichotomy between socialism and capitalism.

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about two weeks ago

Socialist leaders are just as capitalist as Warren Buffet and Carlos Slim. They simply take a different route to profit, and not really all that different when you remove the layers of abstraction. All of them use the state to their advantage. They all need an army to protect their fortunes. "Communism" in China, or anywhere else is nothing but state run capitalism, kinda like watching closed circuit TV. I believe American/European capitalists would like the same thing. They want consumers, not competition. This would be their motivation to turn the internet into TV, for instance. They want concentration of property/wealth/power through mergers and acquisition. They do not want decentralization. That is just "chaos" to them. The market collective has just as much, if not more disdain for the individual. It's what the market will bear, not the person. They use the force of law (government) to steal our wages and pensions. Capitalists are collectivists. It is their power*, which manifests itself through government, that we must redistribute more evenly.

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The plot thickens

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

Were they kidnapped and taken to an undisclosed location? It's a Hollywood blockbuster in the making...

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Y'all keep on saying this every time you get caught::

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

"My actions are not indicative or illustrative of the conservative political philosophy of which I hold dear."

On the contrary sir, they are a perfect example of exactly that. It defines your "philosophy". It is its very essence, the core.

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Full Stomach.. Empty Soul

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

Evidently that is what good nutrition leads to.. Yep, only you red noses can make that connection. How many other bullshit fables are you all making up at that little powwow you're having?

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Bigotry...

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month ago

Bigotry derived from religious principles is still bigotry...

The easy rejoinder is that conservatives believe in "smaller government" and a less coercive state, but that belief has never been a practical commitment, only a rhetorical strategy. The state grows under conservatives, and it grows under liberals. The difference is only a matter of emphasis, and frequently not even that. The truth is that these marriage traditionalists were perfectly content with state intervention in and support of their sacred institution when it hewed, more or less, to their membership requirements. Only when a bit of money and a bit of politicking rendered it a bit less restrictive, only then did those same agencies of the state become dangerous and a touch tyrannical.

See, I'm not the only one who knows what you people are up to.

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Licio Lucchesi -

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month and a half ago

- called several of his... counterparts to "make sure everybody's in lock step with what we're doing and saying..."

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"I looked the man in the eye.

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about a month and a half ago

I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue.

I was able to get a sense of his soul..."

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"Oh goodness...

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 2 months ago

"...how can anyone stand to listen and or watch the politicians anymore?... Who in the world are these people? They look so weird and un-human. Where are they spawned? Why do we pay them any credence whatsoever?"

This definitely applies you people who think your tea party red noses will salivate you from dissentary.

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...I say to you, my friends,

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 3 months ago

...there are certain things in our nation and in the world which I am proud to be maladjusted and which I hope all men of goodâwill will be maladjusted until the good societies realize. I say very honestly that I never intend to become adjusted to segregation and discrimination. I never intend to become adjusted to religious bigotry. I never intend to adjust myself to economic conditions that will take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few...

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Last week on "As Fustakrapich spins"

fustakrakich fustakrakich writes  |  about 7 months ago

Studies show how people frame the world...

Part Deux:

Our faculties are usually put to the task of trying to defend what we already believe, not towards developing a better understanding of the world...

Huge reams of psychological research show this is just how the human brain works...

That's one reason politicians love to talk about religion, because they don't have to prove anything... Trying to figure out what some silent, mythical god wants us to do is a fool's errand. That god is always and forever going to want what the person speaking for him wants him to want, and nothing else.

"motivated reasoning"

Note: This JE also focuses on the power of distraction. Shh, let's listen in...

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