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    Student Debt and Responses

    yeah, the student loan crisis is a government creation, which makes free market cries ring a bit hollow here. On the third position question, I think the more important part is the not carrying about economics, rather than being a third positioner. We here are more or less talking about...
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    Youtube wants to remove the dislike button to help Biden

    Of course, the people who take over will be the worst of the current powers purging the last remenants of right wing people and power. Relocations generally don't put in more conservative people
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    Eminent Domain in the U.S. what are your thoughts?

    It makes sense as a power, but, well, is a supremely dangerous one. And is a denial of individual sovereignty, basically stating that all property is the governments. Which in one way is true, at least as things stand now, but I'm not sure we want it to be that way.
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    History What are some of your most contraversial takes on history?

    Eh, yes and no. I could if my son killed someone say it was a legitimate killing. My word would simply have virtually no wieght. A judge has more weight to say so. Unless a higher judge said so. I'm pretty sure even in the loosest feudal hierarchy the king was more or less final arbiter of...
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    History What are some of your most contraversial takes on history?

    It's a little more sensible to say the government, to be the government, has a monopoly on "legitimate force", or is the "legitimator of force". One may kill a thief, but if the government functions a government judge can determine whether it was a legitimate killing and most people respect...
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    West Virginia moves in the Right Direction on Schools

    And I think notably there, most of the expensive stuff outside special needs really only come up with high school ish (more broadly, 13+) range. Schooling seems a really inefficient method of teaching primary school stuff: it's been a meme since Mockingbird times that parents who care can start...
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    West Virginia moves in the Right Direction on Schools

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/03/25/once-held-hostage-by-teachers-unions-west-virginia-just-passed-sweeping-school-choice-legislation/ In summary, it is opening up the option for any student who attends a public school for a period of time to receive $4,600 dollars a year to go to paying...
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    Libertarianism as the Handmaiden to Socialism

    Eh, as I said I'm not sure its really a distinction with much of a difference. But, I think I'm developing the nuances of my thinking. I more or less still agree with the initial arguments put forward by the initial argument, namely that libertarians/liberals, which you yourself seem to use...
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    Libertarianism as the Handmaiden to Socialism

    eh, it seems like a distinction without a difference. I was born on this plot of soil. I can do nothing but move through it. Plenty of the place I go, I am compelled to be. I have a whole bunch of obligations and responsibilities into which I am born, and I have no authority or right to...
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    Libertarianism as the Handmaiden to Socialism

    Oh, I certainly don't have that evidence to prove my point either, simply pointing out that what you provided does not seem to prove your point either. And I've been libertarian long enough to be suspicious of the official narrative. Its quite possible your right, what you gave simply isn't...
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    Libertarianism as the Handmaiden to Socialism

    While thats a lot of info, it doesnt seem to have the information necessary actually determine what I asked, namely relative risk, and how it changed. As far as I could tell, it mostly just said it didn't go away until it was banned, but says nothing of frequency and danger level, or especially...
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    Libertarianism as the Handmaiden to Socialism

    In that case, everyone has an unlimited right to agress according to the principle, which makes it somewhat mute, no? Everyone is agressed on all the time. As as you've said, other people agrees against other people, which gives you as a third party the right to agress against whichever party...
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    Libertarianism as the Handmaiden to Socialism

    I think we've missed the obvious lossy jaw solution: what if we reached optimal level of lossy jaw? From my recollection, by the time it was banned you already had a higher safety measures so it took a lot of breaches of protocols to actually get lossy jaw from the work. It wasnt safe safe, but...
  14. J

    Election 2020 Election 2020: It's (almost) over! (maybe...possibly...ahh who are we kidding, it's 2020!)

    Apparently, what her argument is a much narrower legal argument that she made a statement of legal option, rather than fact. As it was explained to me, if a lawyer accuses someone of murder, and the court finds them innocent, you generally cant sue the prosecutor for defaming you as a murderer...
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    Movies Snyder Cut

    Ya Boi Zack is reviewing the movie, one hour at a time. His description is that its dripping with sincerity. Edgy teen sincerity, but sincerity non the less, which he finds nice break from the generally insincere whiton movies. In standard Ya Boi Zack moves however, he's not watching it all at...
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    United States Christianity, History, and US Politics

    @King Arts I do somewhat at this point have misgiving with giving a blanket statement of "slavery is immoral", much in the same way I take issue with a blanket statement of "killing is immoral". Their both immensely strong applications of power, and should be used with immense care, but I'm not...
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    Thoughts on Bret Weinstein

    Which is why i waver between him just totally lacking self awareness or just not being all that bright, or being dishonest about just what his opinions are: he really as radical as he suggests and actually means we need to move beyond genes, as in biological life, but isnt willing to state that...
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    Media/Journalism Cringe Megathread - Hot off the Presses

    So, yeah. That's basically and amittance the people who own the country have no interest in dieing for it. The people the government hates and wishes would just shut and die will be doing all the dying.
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    Media/Journalism Cringe Megathread - Hot off the Presses

    Of course that wont stay true in the case of a chinese war. Well be conscripted and made to die so we can become less free and more like china. My taxes of course will be taken to support it no matter what. But sure, for now its volunteer and the people who own the country can die for it. I...
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    United States Christianity, History, and US Politics

    Damn, you really hate people different from you font you? If you so wish to be a godless communist, why are you here?
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