I'm a boricua ancap libertarian of the Rothbard-Machado variety. Born in P.R., grew up in Queens, now living in Cali. Be warned: I am blunt & angry.
ARE YOU READY TO FUCKING FLY
I will always try and reblog this.
Free first class upgrade. No annoying babies or fat asses or occupied bathrooms. And if this were the 70’s, there’d probably be a stewardess orgy at 30,000 feet.
Except that the meanings of words are often twisted and corrupted by the state and its supporters, so it’s not always society at large that’s changing the meaning of words, but rather an imposition from above in the form of propaganda.
The state is society, it’s our clan, our tribe, the state is not a bunch of pink unicorns, or those other people over there, the state is the culture. People’s mindset which is culture, indoctrinated yes, but people follow the laws, and perpetuate the state.They are plugged into the matrix. We are the one’s unplugged, we are grasping at pedantics here, giving our versions of freedom, when asked what is anarchy, but what if my version of freedom is not your version, am I wrong or are you wrong? Neither. Left or right versions of freedom is just that, our idea, not theirs. All words gain traction in our minds because we give them traction, we give them weight. Who is society? Who is the elite? Who is the state? Who is a teacher? Just people, the collective, people cull the herd. Not special people, just people. Just like a law or the state is just in our heads, we create this barrier, we create the cage. Society made us believe the cage is there.
If the state is society and the state is the culture, and society/culture is us. Then the state is us. Which means nothing the state does can be wrong because we do it to ourselves.
*likes guns and motorcycles and wants to hunt and is a white cisgender male and wants to find respectful ways to say he wants to let people of different skin colors and ethnicity and genders and faiths know that he would gladly defend their individual liberty as viciously as he would anyone elses if they asked for his help*
more into boats than motorcycles, but yeah
"So the proper analog to what almost killed off the Pilgrims is not, as Stossel says, “Karl Marx” or “today’s [presumably left-wing] politicians and opinion-makers.” It’s the lord of an English manor — or a Fortune 500 corporation. But the story as it actually happened is still a testament to the evils of statism and the benefits of voluntary cooperation. The Merchant Adventurers, like the Fortune 500 companies of today, was a chartered corporation that depended entirely on benefits and legal privileges conferred by the state. The living arrangements it attempted to impose on the Plymouth settlers were the same as the extractive arrangements that prevailed on an English manor, enforced by the legal privileges the state conferred on the landed nobility. And the new system the Pilgrims replaced them with were the age-old open field system that peasant villages had spontaneously created for themselves, in the absence of coercive interference, since neolithic times."
But see, THIS IS COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT TO THE ACTUAL SHORTCOMINGS OF THE WAY THEY TRIED TO ORGANIZE. How do you not get this? Productivity was down because incentives were skewed because collectivism was forced upon them. The principles that were primarily the problem were with the leftist notions against private property. It didn’t matter to the people in the colony whether their governor was a politician or a mercantilist manor lord, the system disincentiviced savings, specialization, hard work, etc. Those notions may have been enforced by some state-sanctioned corporate entity but when that same state-sanctioned corporate entity eased up on the proto-Marx bullshit, shit got better!
Fucking mutualists… smh
"On Wednesday, the new head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers released a bombshell report finding that U.S. health care spending since 2010 has increased by just 1.3 percent — the smallest cost growth over a three-year period in American history — while prices in the health care sector rose by 50-year lows, thanks in part to structural changes made by the Affordable Care Act."
This is a big deal. Website problems are an embarrassment that will last a month and a half. But bending the cost curve is absolutely critical for the future of medicine in the country.
This is more a “Thanks, in part, Obamacare” than an unambiguous “Thanks Obamacare.” There are a lot of different pressures contributing to this result—and some may not be permanent. However, people were pretty pessimistic about the Affordable Care Act’s probability of lowering costs. It looks like it’s happening.
The other goal—expanding coverage—is also happening. The website problems have complicated that. (Although … they’ve also brought a lot of publicity—so I’m not totally persuaded that fewer people will sing up than otherwise would have.)
I can’t tell if you people are delusional or willfully full of shit
The exchanges are barely online as of a few weeks ago but changes have been so sweeping that it has affected a 3 year period!
Obama is magic!
“So the better question is why isn’t everyone scared of them, why doesn’t every civilian hate them?”
Because not every cop is a psycho. Because most of them come to your aide when you need them. Generalizing cops like that is pretty dangerous.
They may not all be psychos but every last one of them is a power-hungry, bad-law-enforcing, tax-leech asshole.
It’s not “generalizing” when every fucking day there are twenty stories like this, and the fucking unions and politicians let them get away with it. Thanks to shitheads like you who defend cops.
Wow. The hostility came out of nowhere. You messed up your first statement dear. Either they aren’t or they are.
I am hostile to idiot fuckwads who defend thugs and bullies. The point is ENOUGH OF THEM ARE PSYCHOS AND ALL OF THEM ENFORE BULLSHIT LAWS.
You know every single cop? Every single cop out there is a greedy asshole?
I didn’t say greedy. I mean, they are. By calling them tax-leeches I am saying that they “earn” their keep by the threat of violence aka taxes.
And your know this because of twenty stories you see on Yahoo. Twenty equals all the cops that are out there in the world. Great math.
I said twenty per day, dipshit. Though that’s not an actual number. If you want precision look it up yourself now that you have a cause.
Since you are generalizing, I am going to generalize you. You are probably one of those people who hate the cops,
but need them as soon as something happens to you. ”FUCK THE POLICE! Oh shit…someone stole my stuff/murdered my family/beat me up/etc. Call the police! I need their help! I don’t have the power or money to do it on my own!”
First of all, the last think I want to do is call the cops. They always escalate situations. But if I HAVE to, then I HAVE TO. They granted themselves a fucking monopoly. Who the motherfuck else am I supposed to call, dipshit? I also use roads and power from the local plant BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT HAS A MONOPOLY.
Thank you for calling people who put their lives on the line to deal with crazy people, drug lords, gangs, rapists, thieves and etc, power hungry assholes because of twenty stories.
You’re welcome. They are overcompensated based on how seldom they actually die. WE are the ones who put our lives on the line with those crazy fucks out there.
PEOPLE KILLED BY COPS, 2012: 587
COPS KILLED ON DUTY, 2012: 120 (and that includes training accidents, heat exhaustion, heart attacks, and self-inflicted accidental gunfire)
It’s much more dangerous to be a roofer or a logger than a cop.
And they ARE power hungry asshole. Line up 100 cops and at least 98 will be happy to bark orders at peaceful people, shoot their dogs, taser elderly, and enforce laws against peaceful activities.
Thank you insulting those who chose this job to do good the best they can, because of twenty stories you see “every day”
If every cop could kindly make a single file line, I have enough cock for all of them to blow.
Thank you for sullying the memories of deceased cops(whose family will never get over the loss of them) because of a few assholes. (who were killed because of assholes)
What about the families for other violent gang members? No sympathy for them? They’re just trying to do the best they can to?
Thanks for insulting all those brave men and women who aren’t like that (because you have to be brave to do a job like this), because of your twenty stories.
They become cops precisely because they are cowards and bullies. Take away their free reign to assault innocents and let’s see how brave they are. Take away their pensions extracted at gun point and let’s see how brave they are.
You don’t know fucking bravery, only idol-worship.
The force may not be perfect, but the world be probably be a really shitty and crazy place if we did not have legit (and I stress legit) enforcers.
Do you hear how fucking nuts you sound?
The world does not need “enforcers”…
The world needs “protectors of the innocents,” which cops ARE NOT. Most cops have never caught a murderer or prevented a crime. But every. single. cop. has a long list of hundreds of citations issued to civilians for non-violent offense, has harassed and intimidated innocents for nothing, and so very many of them have done far, far worse.
And just because human beings would want people (1) protecting us from crime, (2) chasing violent criminals, and (3) solving crimes, it does not mean that we need some violently enforced, government-run, politically-charged unionized monopoly to perform all those tasks.
Insulting and generalizing all of the police is not sane or smart. Step out of the movie where every single cop is a power hungry asshole, and into the real world where they are people doing their job with a few assholes sprinkled in there.(You know, like Mother Earth). Instead of demonizing all cops, go after the ones who abuse their powers, like the legit cops do themselves. (I believe that is what Internal Affairs is for.)
Thank you for your time shithead.
You are the deluded one here. You are the one living in the movies and TV where cops are fucking noble heroes who risk their lives for people. Here in the real world, cops want more money and more power, and they advocate that every turn they get. That’s why they support the war on drugs and seizures of property and stop and frisk and federally funded tanks and everything else. It’s why their unions protect bad cops. It’s why they push for early retirement and cushy pensions.
And if you think internal affairs is keeping bad cops in line, then I literally do not have strong enough vocal chords to produce a loud enough laugh in response.