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Ragnar_Rahl
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4/5/2013 7:16:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
So no heartless bastardy for at least a few months. My unheartfelt apologies.
It came to be at its height. It was commanded to command. It was a capital before its first stone was laid. It was a monument to the spirit of man.
tmar19652
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4/5/2013 8:25:25 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/5/2013 7:16:08 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
So no heartless bastardy for at least a few months. My unheartfelt apologies.

Prepare not to feel your arms for a couple of weeks.
"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first." -Ronald Reagan

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PARADIGM_L0ST
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4/6/2013 1:54:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Good 'ole Great Mistakes... Burn it to the ground for me
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Skepsikyma
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4/6/2013 2:09:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/6/2013 2:07:37 PM, Mirza wrote:
In the institution almost purely funded by tax dollars?

He's an objectivist. The objectivist position is that military self-defense is one of the few proper functions of government.
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
Mirza
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4/6/2013 2:16:01 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/6/2013 2:09:18 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 4/6/2013 2:07:37 PM, Mirza wrote:
In the institution almost purely funded by tax dollars?

He's an objectivist. The objectivist position is that military self-defense is one of the few proper functions of government.
Correct - and does that go for a NON fee-funded government?
Skepsikyma
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4/6/2013 2:19:59 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/6/2013 2:16:01 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 4/6/2013 2:09:18 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 4/6/2013 2:07:37 PM, Mirza wrote:
In the institution almost purely funded by tax dollars?

He's an objectivist. The objectivist position is that military self-defense is one of the few proper functions of government.
Correct - and does that go for a NON fee-funded government?

The use of violent action to collect the funds necessary to fulfill a government's essential functions is seen as an evil. But it is basically at the bottom of the 'to-do' list. In other words, the plan is to fix everything else that is wrong with politics before you worry about how taxes are collected.
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
Mirza
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4/6/2013 2:23:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/6/2013 2:19:59 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
The use of violent action to collect the funds necessary to fulfill a government's essential functions is seen as an evil. But it is basically at the bottom of the 'to-do' list. In other words, the plan is to fix everything else that is wrong with politics before you worry about how taxes are collected.
Poor Rahl, perhaps he should have become a rebellious cowboy instead?
Skepsikyma
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4/6/2013 2:29:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/6/2013 2:24:27 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Why???

I expect to soon be reading the op-eds condemning the navy recruit who commandeered a vessel and has since been raiding ships carrying government goods with a knowing smile.
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
Ragnar_Rahl
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4/6/2013 4:29:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/6/2013 2:07:37 PM, Mirza wrote:
In the institution almost purely funded by tax dollars?

That exists to destroy other tax-funded institutions the world over.

I expect to soon be reading the op-eds condemning the navy recruit who commandeered a vessel and has since been raiding ships carrying government goods with a knowing smile.
Heh, one can always dream.
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4/7/2013 12:03:58 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Thank you Ragnar & good luck.
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R0b1Billion
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4/8/2013 9:55:53 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Ragnar's going to be the one they beat with soap like in Full Metal Jacket...
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4/8/2013 10:38:57 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/8/2013 9:55:53 AM, R0b1Billion wrote:
Ragnar's going to be the one they beat with soap like in Full Metal Jacket...

lol
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mattrodstrom
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4/8/2013 3:19:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Ha!

Good luck, if I've not already missed your departure.
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