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    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    It is administered by local and state governments that are highly susceptible to be corrupted, which is why your options are basically Verizon,...
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    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    But that really only applies when the market and the tech is stagnant, and innovations are not happening. Which pretty much *only* happens once the...
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    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    lol. Of course I disagree. The last thing a creative and growing internet needs is to be controlled and regulated (and stifled) by a hidebound...
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    12-13-17, 10:52 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    And you should look up your logical fallacies. I oppose "no true Scotsman"-ing. I'm good with anyone who supports liberty and individual rights. ...
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    12-13-17, 10:50 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    And most of them don't. That doesn't make them not libertarians; just not members of the LP. Members of the LP are a minority of libertarians. ...
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    12-13-17, 01:04 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    You're thinking specifically of the political creatures that inhabit the Libertarian Party. Those are not by any means the majority of, or even a...
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    12-12-17, 10:47 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    Taxes are what we pay for *failing* to have civilized society. I wouldn't say "dead wrong" -- there's a lot of overlap there. But agreed the two...
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    12-12-17, 08:56 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    Wilful ignorance isn't a virtue either. PhilB
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    12-12-17, 05:18 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    I'll never convince anyone who is determined to be intentionally wrong. I'm not trying to convince you; you're lost. I'm hoping to just get the...
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    12-12-17, 02:46 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    Nothing I have said, ever, even implies anything like that. Intentional misinterpretation is not a virtue. PhilB
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    12-12-17, 01:41 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    Oh, sheesh. Three paragraphs of complete wrong. Perhaps you should invest in some education on economics. PhilB
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    12-12-17, 11:30 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    This guy is incorrect. Kind of interesting that someone would have the chutzpah to publish a "history" book purporting to be relevant to current...
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    12-12-17, 11:25 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    You completely miss the fourth way, which is the source of most of the middle class: skills. That's not a "small percentage of labor exchanges";...
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    12-12-17, 02:07 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    When someone performs a service or makes a product, that *creates* wealth. People do or make things, trade their excess to each other voluntarily,...
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    12-12-17, 12:21 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    Economics isn't a zero-sum game. You don't have to take from the rich for the poor to succeed. In a healthy economy (which, again, libertarianism...
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    12-11-17, 10:42 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    We're close enough to the same page here. The libertarian ideology allows for MORE equality and LESS poverty, wealth divide, etc. It's all about...
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    12-11-17, 05:42 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    So what you are saying is that in order for society to function, we need to *not* respect people's individual rights, and instead to violate, coerce,...
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    12-11-17, 01:21 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    Well, of course it doesn't. But it should, and those who consider themselves to be ethical people should be working to make it work that way. ...
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    12-11-17, 10:14 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    Well, that would be the libertarians. Individual rights above all, you know. PhilB
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    12-11-17, 08:40 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    Well, growing from 1% to 3.5% is a pretty good growth. As you note, you gotta start somewhere. Both the Ds and the Rs are tearing themselves apart....
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    12-10-17, 01:14 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    Nobody's ideals have killed anybody. But the requirement to have a government in order to coerce people to obey those ideals has killed hundreds of...
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    12-10-17, 10:28 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    HERE is the core problem -- people who think that they are the superior examples that have the right to decide what everyone else needs. ...
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    12-10-17, 10:09 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    A libertarian society would stand in protection and defense of the rights of *every* individual, Indeed, that's the ENTIRE FUCKING POINT. Sheesh. ...
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    12-10-17, 09:59 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    There aren't any libertarian states or countries, because people who have power over others aren't willing to give that up until they get shot, or at...
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    12-09-17, 11:35 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    No, exactly the opposite. It works *with* human nature, better than the alternatives. Human nature IS to do whatever you want unless there is a...
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    12-08-17, 06:47 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Crypto currency discussion in Off-Topic
    The concepts of blockchain, and of independent money not beholden to a government are valuable and world-changing. I certainly wouldn't guarantee...
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    12-08-17, 04:52 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    And you know what my response to that is. Do you want whoever is in power on any given year to get to decide for everyone what "hate speech" is? Do...
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    12-07-17, 01:34 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    Good example of what I'm talking about, with regard to you twisting words and making shit up, to suit your own agenda. I didn't say, or even imply,...
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    12-07-17, 11:09 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Trump in Controversial Topics
    Well, it is important to have one that is coherent, rational, and not factually incorrect. Humpty-Dumpty would be proud. PhilB
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    12-06-17, 09:59 PM
    The barrel is a wear part, and may be replaced during the life of a gun. Also some guns have optional barrels for different ammo or different...
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Phil Boncer
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1960 Heinkel 103A1
1962 Maico Maicoletta 275
1964 Vespa GS160
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"A free man must be able to endure it when his fellow men act and live otherwise than he considers proper." -- Ludwig von Mises
1993 Ducati Monster M900; 265,000 miles -- killed by minivan 30Oct17

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