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  • Jul 17, 2013 @ 11:40am

    State Priest...

    Of course the State Priest in his black moo-moo does not want to follow precedent.

    He has no market incentive to act in the consumer's best interest, as the State religion has granted the judicial system a monopoly.

    I would prefer to see the State's judicial monopoly abolished and replaced with completing dispute resolution organizations.

    This way, if a man in a black moo-moo such as the judge referenced in the story acts in such a manner (ignoring precedent), then individuals can take their business elsewhere to more reputable dispute resolution organizations.

    I prefer consensual relationships and voluntary exchange.

  • Jul 10, 2013 @ 05:35am

    You are FREE to do WHAT YOU'RE TOLD by your MASTERS in GOVERNMENT.

    One is either a free individual with inherent self-ownership derived property rights, or one is a SERF/SLAVE.

    The above story is an example of the slave masters looking to add yet another "rule" (arbitrary opinion backed by the threat of State force/aggression/violence) for their TAX CATTLE.

    I prefer consensual relationships and voluntary exchange.

  • Jul 09, 2013 @ 11:44am

    Abolish Patent/Copyright/Trademark Law

    The principled solution is to straight up abolish patent/copyright/trademark law, as such law is antithetical to inherent self-ownership derived property rights.

    For further understanding of this most important issue, I highly recommend looking into the work of Stephan Kinsella at www.StephanKinsella.com.

    A great place to start is his monograph "Against Intellectual Property" which is available for free on his website.

    I prefer consensual relationships and voluntary exchange.

  • Jul 08, 2013 @ 12:24pm

    Their context of "dangerous"

    The reason releasing the secret interpretation of the laws to the public would be dangerous is because it would reduce the amount of power that said secret interpretations provide the sociopathic politicians. It's dangerous for their individual means/ends, not for the people being spied on.

    It's all in the definitions and context.

  • Jul 03, 2013 @ 11:25am

    More Moronic Attorney Genitals

    Can we please make these Attorney Genitals obsolete?

    Step #1: Stop putting up with theft/extortion (i.e., "taxation"), as that is how said Attorney Genitals are paid. With there being no choice in the matter, the Attorney Genitals have no reason to do a good job or to think with reason/logic.

    I prefer consensual relationships and voluntary exchange. Exchanges where if the customer isn't happy, they can take their business elsewhere...and Attorney Genitals such as the one's described in the story would not stay in business very long if they were to engage in such boondoggles of absurdity.

  • Jul 02, 2013 @ 11:39am

    Attorney Genitals

    So tired of these Attorney Genitals and their freedom crushing ways.

    If one find the mug offensive, here's an idea, DON'T SHOP THERE!

    I look forward to the day the state disintegrates and said attorney genitals become obsolete...the day where a majority of individuals understand that complex social issues cannot be solved through state force/violence/aggression (or threat thereof).

    I prefer consensual relationships and voluntary exchange.

  • Jun 10, 2013 @ 12:55pm

    He's still in his job because...

    He's still in his job because said job is funded through State force/aggression/violence (or threat thereof) and the victims of said plunder cannot voluntarily take their business elsewhere.

    Until we abolish State theft backed by threats of violence (euphemistically known as "taxation"), we will continue to see asshats such as the current Director of National Intelligence within government.

    I prefer consensual relationships and voluntary exchange.

  • May 31, 2013 @ 07:22pm

    "I ♥ NJ" vs. "I ♥ NY"?

    So New York really demanded money from Kevin Smith for having an individual in Clerks II being shown wearing an "I ♥ NJ" t-shirt?

    If New York holds a trademark on "I ♥ NY", why would they care if someone was wearing a shirt with "I ♥ NJ"?

    Last time I checked New Jersey is not New York.

    Strange indeed.

  • May 21, 2013 @ 03:45pm

    Government "regulation" is just an opinion with a gun

    To quote Jeffrey Tucker of LFB.org:

    "Remember that every act of government ultimately reduces to an act of violence against person and property. When you see the word regulation, think of cops with clubs and tasers. Think of fines, courtrooms, jails. These are the essential means by which government operates to control society."

    I prefer consensual relationships and voluntary exchange.

  • May 16, 2013 @ 11:17am

    "Our" Attorney Genital?

    As I prefer consensual relationships and voluntary exchange (as opposed to the State's monopoly on force/aggression/violence), I emplore you to not use the all encompassing "our" when referring to the people that claim ownership over others (see organized theft/"taxation") and call themselves "government"...in this case, the Attorney Genital.

    Complex social issues cannot be solved through State force/violence (or threat thereof), it only makes the issues worse in the long run.

  • May 08, 2013 @ 10:36am


    "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" is the price we pay for Tyranny.

  • May 01, 2013 @ 08:54am

    Reality Reminder...

    "Taxation" is a fancy euphemism for theft.

    Wearing fancy outfits, having fancy badges, and calling one's self the "government" does not make one's act of theft moral and good.

    The initiation of force (or threat thereof in the case of "taxation") is immoral. Plain and simple.

    I prefer consensual relationships and voluntary exchange.

    Try voluntaryism instead.

  • Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:41am

    Better Idea....

    Abolish patent law, copyright law, and trademark law.

    These types of laws are antithetical to real self-ownership derived property rights.

    For further understanding do a search for "stephan kinsella against intellectual property".

    I prefer consensual relationships and voluntary exchange.

  • Mar 27, 2013 @ 12:17pm

    I didn't sign...

    Mike, when it comes to statements such as this:

    "the free trade agreement we signed with South Korea half a decade ago"

    ...it's best to state "the US government", or something to that effect, instead of using the all encompassing "we".

    I didn't sign it. You didn't sign it. The individuals that call themselves "government" and claim a monopoly on force signed it.

    I prefer consensual relationships and voluntary exchange.

  • Mar 26, 2013 @ 06:19am

    Obedient Big Box Stores

    They argue that online retailers, which in some cases aren't stolen from through force (or threat thereof) at checkout, enjoy an unfair competitive advantage over big box stores that do submit to said theft/coercion. Like a good and obedient slave, instead of speaking out against the immorality of State theft/coercion, the individuals who run the big box stores are advocating for the State to engage in the same theft/coercion against the individuals running online retail business's that the big box stores are subject to.

    If the individuals who run the big box stores truly wanted "fair competition", they would speak out against all forms of theft and allow individuals to engage in consensual voluntary exchange.

  • Mar 26, 2013 @ 06:08am


    Reading the government response to the memes immediately brought to mind the dialogue from the absurd final battle in the video game 'Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance" and the following animated .gif/meme referencing it:


  • Mar 20, 2013 @ 11:48am

    No incentive....

    The politician has no incentive to be informed as he receives his paycheck through state force/aggression (or threat thereof).

    Until we're interacting with individuals on a consensual basis and through voluntary exchange, we will continue to see the ignorance and absurdity that results from state aggression expand like highly aggressive cancer.

  • Feb 22, 2013 @ 11:52am

    Re: It's what you get when *CRONY*-capitalists control a market...

    "Crony-capitalism", sure.

    Howver, this is most certainly not the result of "capitalism" (defined as an economic system based on the respect for self-ownership derived property rights and voluntary exchange, in a market free from government force/aggression).

    In a voluntary market, prices are made up of hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of voluntary exchanges occuring constantly. Thus providing an immense amount of knowledge that no one person, or bureaucrat, could ever know. As soon as State force enters the equation (i.e.,"regulation"), said knowledge is corrupted and perverts natural market incentives.

    The current healthcare prices are forced by government through Medicare, keeping said prices insulated from natural voluntary market forces. They have no incentive to lower prices and compete since the Medicare prices are back by State aggression/violence (or threat thereof).

    I highly recommend the two following articles to gain further understanding into why the healthcare industry is the way it is (one article touches on the history, the other on why prices are so high).

    "The Medical Marketplace, Free and Unfree" by Andrew Foy, MD

    "100 Years of Medical Robbery" by Dale Steinreich

    The core issue is State force/intervention. Complex social issues cannot be solved through aggression/violence (or threat thereof), it always only makes matters worse in the long run.

  • Feb 18, 2013 @ 07:32am


    I agree with Anonymous Coward. Unless these drones are being fully funded through private/voluntary means (without any government intervention/force involved), then I am wary of what may result from their implementation. If anything, it'd be a form of acclimation to the use of drones in the sky always watching.

    On a side note, if we truly wants to help preserve endangered species, we should be advocating for individual property rights (rather than government regulation/legislation).

    A big part of why some animals become endangered, especially with many types of fish populations being depleted, is due to what is termed the "tragedy of the commons".

    The tragedy of the commons is a dilemma arising from the situation in which multiple individuals, acting independently, and solely and rationally consulting their own self-interest, will lower the yield a shared limited resource, even to the point of ultimately depleting it, even when it is clear that it is not in everyone's short or long term interest for this to happen.

    For further explanation on this topic, I highly recommend Robert P. Murphy's article "Save the Bluefin Tuna through Property Rights".

  • Feb 14, 2013 @ 11:35am

    True Reason for CISPA?

    To give the people calling themselves "government" more power and control.

    It's as simple as that.

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