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Date Signed Up:12/11/2010
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Im a decent guy, a good one when you really get to know me. I like to eat culture and shit out all of the mediocre soul dead mental scarring I recieve in the form of, writing, or performing humor conceived in and filtered through my own prejudices.I also love the shit out of the Metal Gear Solid Franchise and free stuff.

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#44198 - Well yeah, but the reason it pissed me off was because its ind…  [+] (1 reply) 08/07/2013 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#44202 - undeadwill (08/07/2013) [-]
Feminist race baiter logic..
#44181 - I think it is unfair to say that privilege is calculable, all …  [+] (3 replies) 08/07/2013 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#44183 - undeadwill (08/07/2013) [-]
Well Its mostly a joke
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#44198 - mexicoman (08/07/2013) [-]
Well yeah, but the reason it pissed me off was because its indicative of this internet culture that say privilege is something that can be assumed and applied to people based off of how they fit into certain brackets. That kind of mindset poisons the well in how we give merit to people, instead of individuals they are reduced down to how much the people who look like them or act like them are generally treated, and the chart reminds me of how this simplistic world view has permeated the culture.
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#44202 - undeadwill (08/07/2013) [-]
Feminist race baiter logic..
#44116 - That begs the question of why they are under an embargo.  [+] (3 replies) 08/07/2013 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#44119 - oxan (08/07/2013) [-]
Because the bourgeoisie want to weaken socialist states?

You know, the whole 'strangle the Bolshevik baby in its crib' thing?
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#44151 - byposted (08/07/2013) [-]
North Korea was well subsidized by Moscow until the entire apparatus fell. It remains today a state stuck in the past. If it was not apposed by the entire world, it would be in no better shape with their current internal policies than what is south-east Asia, in fact, worse than the mean.
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#44163 - oxan (08/07/2013) [-]
It's almost entirely self-sufficient because it's incredibly isolated.

Until the fall of the Eastern Bloc, trade with the USSR accounted for 50% of all trade of the DPRK. To think that a country wouldn't struggle when it's largest trading partner falls is a big mistake. To think that if the Eastern Bloc was still here that the DPRK wouldn't be functioning better is a bigger mistake.
#44113 - I don't like the assumptions it makes.  [+] (5 replies) 08/07/2013 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#44129 - undeadwill (08/07/2013) [-]
Explain.
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#44181 - mexicoman (08/07/2013) [-]
I think it is unfair to say that privilege is calculable, all of these judgements about the degree of privileges are subjective. There is no formula that measures privilege. And the practical differences in treatment change depending on your environment.
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#44183 - undeadwill (08/07/2013) [-]
Well Its mostly a joke
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#44198 - mexicoman (08/07/2013) [-]
Well yeah, but the reason it pissed me off was because its indicative of this internet culture that say privilege is something that can be assumed and applied to people based off of how they fit into certain brackets. That kind of mindset poisons the well in how we give merit to people, instead of individuals they are reduced down to how much the people who look like them or act like them are generally treated, and the chart reminds me of how this simplistic world view has permeated the culture.
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#44202 - undeadwill (08/07/2013) [-]
Feminist race baiter logic..
#44105 - Shalom, comrade.  [+] (8 replies) 08/07/2013 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#44130 - undeadwill (08/07/2013) [-]
Comrade?

Excuse me what did you say to me foolish mortal?
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#44134 - feelythefeel (08/07/2013) [-]
He said "shalom comrade".
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#44136 - undeadwill (08/07/2013) [-]
I know
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#44138 - feelythefeel (08/07/2013) [-]
Then why did you ask?
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#44143 - undeadwill (08/07/2013) [-]
Because I'm an asshole .
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#44146 - feelythefeel (08/07/2013) [-]
Dennis Leary  ~ "I'm An Asshole - and Damn Proud of it" Good song.
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#44153 - undeadwill (08/07/2013) [-]
I laugh at my own jokes.
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#44150 - undeadwill (08/07/2013) [-]
Yup.
#44101 - Because the north koreans have no freedom and just look at how…  [+] (5 replies) 08/07/2013 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#44112 - oxan (08/07/2013) [-]
Yeah, that's what happens when you're under embargo and only a small percentage of your land is arable.
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#44116 - mexicoman (08/07/2013) [-]
That begs the question of why they are under an embargo.
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#44119 - oxan (08/07/2013) [-]
Because the bourgeoisie want to weaken socialist states?

You know, the whole 'strangle the Bolshevik baby in its crib' thing?
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#44151 - byposted (08/07/2013) [-]
North Korea was well subsidized by Moscow until the entire apparatus fell. It remains today a state stuck in the past. If it was not apposed by the entire world, it would be in no better shape with their current internal policies than what is south-east Asia, in fact, worse than the mean.
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#44163 - oxan (08/07/2013) [-]
It's almost entirely self-sufficient because it's incredibly isolated.

Until the fall of the Eastern Bloc, trade with the USSR accounted for 50% of all trade of the DPRK. To think that a country wouldn't struggle when it's largest trading partner falls is a big mistake. To think that if the Eastern Bloc was still here that the DPRK wouldn't be functioning better is a bigger mistake.
#44097 - Well im not a hardcore libertarian. I was saying that the lowe…  [+] (2 replies) 08/07/2013 on Politics - politics news,... 0
#44121 - pebar (08/07/2013) [-]
Not the whole quadrant, just the far lower left corner. The further left you go, the more things are socialized, like public schools and healthcare. If you go way left, the common businesses (let's say shoe makers) will also be socialized. Many cases, socialized businesses are funded by taxes so they are allowed to stay free, the shoe maker would not be bringing in revenue so it would have to work like that. In the most extreme left, communism, all workers work together for the benefit of society as a whole. The farmer raises the cow, the butcher collects the hide, the tanner fixes the leather, the shoe maker creates the shoe, all working together. The communists on this board, like Oxan, would tell you that there would need to be a transition period, a time when capitalist societies are torn down by force and replaced with council managed "soviet" economic planners; this being done because people do not like to share, it's all "mine mine mine".
And that's my point: people are greedy. People do not like being taxed and when taxes are insanely high to fund socialized organizations, you need a big authoritarian government to enforce and collect that tax.
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#44165 - mexicoman (08/07/2013) [-]
I don't think that a government needs to be big and authoritarian in order to provide social services. If done intelligently we could design a government that can fulfill its functions without overreach. Just because the government fulfills functions does not mean it has to then tap our phones and be big brother. In the first place I believe the government is obligated to provide services that can't be trusted solely in the hands of private industry. The problem with unregulated capitalism is the inherent greed you can assume will occur in at least enough people. Market forces dictate that those who constrain themselves for the sake of ethics will in many ways be worse off than a competitor who does not care. If you have peoples lives and liberties come down to a profit motive people are going to get hurt, corners will be cut. Because someone somewhere is willing to go that extra sleazy step to make another buck, and not every unethical practice can be illegal. The private industry is meant to run for profit. Government isn't meant to do that, so I believe that it should offer services in industries such as the fire department, police, hospitals, prisons, and so on. This is based on a need to protect people from the malicious practices of business. In my opinion that is what the government is for, to protect people. That being said I don't think its necessary to squeeze out private industry in these functions, and I think that the government should be limited to those functions. There should never be a government run soda company or government run cell phone company. Those are not functions of the economy that if denied to people would necessarily imply victimization and a violation of ones rights. The enforcement of a well built system of law that incapacitates threats to society and the intelligent application of these services could exist with the ideals of personal liberty still intact.
#44091 - I don't ideologically disagree with taxing people. Most hardco…  [+] (4 replies) 08/07/2013 on Politics - politics news,... 0
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#44096 - pebar (08/07/2013) [-]
most hard core libertarians are further right
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#44097 - mexicoman (08/07/2013) [-]
Well im not a hardcore libertarian. I was saying that the lower left quadrant doesn't necessarily imply disagreeing with the government collecting taxes.
#44121 - pebar (08/07/2013) [-]
Not the whole quadrant, just the far lower left corner. The further left you go, the more things are socialized, like public schools and healthcare. If you go way left, the common businesses (let's say shoe makers) will also be socialized. Many cases, socialized businesses are funded by taxes so they are allowed to stay free, the shoe maker would not be bringing in revenue so it would have to work like that. In the most extreme left, communism, all workers work together for the benefit of society as a whole. The farmer raises the cow, the butcher collects the hide, the tanner fixes the leather, the shoe maker creates the shoe, all working together. The communists on this board, like Oxan, would tell you that there would need to be a transition period, a time when capitalist societies are torn down by force and replaced with council managed "soviet" economic planners; this being done because people do not like to share, it's all "mine mine mine".
And that's my point: people are greedy. People do not like being taxed and when taxes are insanely high to fund socialized organizations, you need a big authoritarian government to enforce and collect that tax.
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#44165 - mexicoman (08/07/2013) [-]
I don't think that a government needs to be big and authoritarian in order to provide social services. If done intelligently we could design a government that can fulfill its functions without overreach. Just because the government fulfills functions does not mean it has to then tap our phones and be big brother. In the first place I believe the government is obligated to provide services that can't be trusted solely in the hands of private industry. The problem with unregulated capitalism is the inherent greed you can assume will occur in at least enough people. Market forces dictate that those who constrain themselves for the sake of ethics will in many ways be worse off than a competitor who does not care. If you have peoples lives and liberties come down to a profit motive people are going to get hurt, corners will be cut. Because someone somewhere is willing to go that extra sleazy step to make another buck, and not every unethical practice can be illegal. The private industry is meant to run for profit. Government isn't meant to do that, so I believe that it should offer services in industries such as the fire department, police, hospitals, prisons, and so on. This is based on a need to protect people from the malicious practices of business. In my opinion that is what the government is for, to protect people. That being said I don't think its necessary to squeeze out private industry in these functions, and I think that the government should be limited to those functions. There should never be a government run soda company or government run cell phone company. Those are not functions of the economy that if denied to people would necessarily imply victimization and a violation of ones rights. The enforcement of a well built system of law that incapacitates threats to society and the intelligent application of these services could exist with the ideals of personal liberty still intact.