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  • Judge: Aereo Case Was Decided Incorrectly, Because I Don't Like Previous Ruling

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 17 Jul, 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.

  • Brooklyn City Council Member Wants The Police Invited To Any House Party

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 10 Jul, 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.

  • Economist Explains How Much Innovation Is Being Held Back: Says We Need To Fix The Patent System

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 09 Jul, 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.

  • DOJ Says Public Has No Right To Know About The Secret Laws The Feds Use To Spy On Us

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 08 Jul, 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.

  • Clueless State AGs Attack Google Over YouTube Videos Instead Of Pursuing The Criminals Who Made Them

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 03 Jul, 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.

  • Ohio AG Gets Urban Outfitters To Pull Satirical Prescription Coffee Mugs From Stores, Citing His Own Lack Of Humor

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 02 Jul, 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.

  • Clapper: I Gave 'The Least Untruthful Answer' To Wyden's 'Beating Your Wife' Question On Data Surveillance

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 10 Jun, 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.

  • New York Continues Its Trademark Bullying Ways: Threatens Coffee Shop With Bogus Threats

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 31 May, 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.

  • NYC Says Renting Out Your Place Via Airbnb Is Running An Illegal Hotel

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 21 May, 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.

  • Eric Holder Claims Terrorists Are Involved In 'IP Theft'

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 16 May, 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.

  • NYPD Sergeant Says 'Guilty Until Proven Innocent' Is Just The Price We Pay For A 'Free Society'

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 08 May, 2013 @ 10:36am

    *Correction*

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

  • According To MN State Auditors, Success In The Music Biz Means Signing With A Major Label; Not Touring

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 01 May, 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.

  • Barnes & Noble's Filing Clearly Explains Why The Patent System Is Broken And How To Fix It

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 30 Apr, 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.

  • The Power Of International Trade Agreements To Prevent You From Owning What You've Bought, And Why This Must Be Fixed

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 27 Mar, 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.

  • One Step Closer To Sales Taxes On All Internet Purchases

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 26 Mar, 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.

  • The Arab Street Responds To Fear Of Memes By Producing Tons Of Meme Videos

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 26 Mar, 2013 @ 06:08am

    THE MEMES!

    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:

    THE MEMES!

  • Rep. Gohmert's Record For Stunning Technological Ignorance Is Broken By… Rep. Gohmert

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 20 Mar, 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.

  • Healthcare Isn't A Free Market, It's A Giant Economic Scam

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 22 Feb, 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.

  • Here's A Use Of Drones (Nearly) Everyone Will Like

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 18 Feb, 2013 @ 07:32am

    Re:

    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".

  • CISPA Wouldn't Actually Solve The Reasons Congress Is Giving For Why We Need CISPA

    iambinarymind ( profile ), 14 Feb, 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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