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re: Obamacare Survey; 18% say they are better off, 35% worse off thanks to law - 90proofprofessional
[quote]If I was reporting this, I would say - "64% feel they are the same or better off under obamacare" - much better spin! I think the news is that most of the population don't even notice it. [/quote] Quite an accomplishment for a bill costing the government into the trillions....


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re: Quest for Political Talk board - solve a great mystery of the universe - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Member since Jan 2013 106 posts[/quote] [quote]the famous Toothpick fellow[/quote] [img]http://media.giphy.com/media/iSuffsM2olusE/giphy.gif[/img]...


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re: The Tapes, Boss! The Tapes! - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Koskinen, though, said he was advised in February only that there was a discrepancy in the number of emails turning up from Lerner before 2011 and that there was a "problem" with Lerner's computer. He said the problem was not described to him in any greater detail at the time.[/quote] He was...


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re: The truth about UBER - 90proofprofessional
[quote] lets just get rid of the pilot profession too. We'll just hire students off Craigslist to fly planes. [/quote] [img]https://tapestry-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/scbs/4/e/3/4e33af66bd7139126aaa2f2712a2e028[/img]...


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re: What happens when you shop local - 90proofprofessional
[quote]You frick yourself every time you spend at chains. You just think you're winning. You voted to remain a serf, and your condition will never improve, because you no longer own the very city you live in. Out of state investors and corporations do, and they OWN you and your marketplace. Furthermo...


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - 90proofprofessional
God, how embarrassing....


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re: How does an anarchist state defend itself from foreign invasion? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]From page 22 - The Private Production of Defense [/quote] In the system envisioned in the paragraph you quoted, economies of scale would allow a single, capable state military to absolutely dominate everyone else. If one group can scale equipment production & maintenance, training & read...


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re: How does an anarchist state defend itself from foreign invasion? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Haven't read on this at all (still new to this thing) so I'd do a terrible job explaining it.[/quote] I just went thru "The Empirical Evidence" section. Did it convince you that "the anarchist state could defend itself from foreign invasion"?...


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re: How does an anarchist state defend itself from foreign invasion? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]What paramilitary group just took on a national force? ISIS[/quote] ISIS couldn't stop an invasion from a legit force. Fact....


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re: How does an anarchist state defend itself from foreign invasion? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]There's a good chance they'd be fighting alongside state armies [/quote] oh, so by free-riding. [quote]that would have their best interest in defending them.[/quote] quite a gamble to think you could rely on this when it's your countrymens' lives at stake, and that of their families. not ...


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re: How does an anarchist state defend itself from foreign invasion? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]There already are illegal paramilitary groups all over the world that are quite good at what they do.[/quote] They take on any state armies lately?...


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re: Nutribullet thoughts? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]if you're making fruit smoothies all day long with the intentions of losing weight it ain't hapnin' [/quote] More like every other week, although they were delicious. I'm talking in the past tense bc I ran out of whey months ago and have no intention to buy more very soon But for the more...


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re: Nutribullet thoughts? - 90proofprofessional
hard to beat some good yogurt, frozen strawberries or some other fruit, and some whey also great for dranks did pretty much nothing to make me really healthier if i'm being honest though...


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re: Question for board conservatives/libertarians - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Or just no fricking welfare state period.[/quote] Yeah, or that. It might happen soon, so we should probably just open the borders fa sho...


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re: How does an anarchist state defend itself from foreign invasion? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Private paramilitary groups to meet demand[/quote] I'm not sure I believe these would exist, at least ones worth a shit, with just a few years of general peace ...


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re: Question for board conservatives/libertarians - 90proofprofessional
[quote]As Milton Friedman said "you can have open borders or you can have the welfare state, but you cannot have both." [/quote] In the meantime, we could have a smaller welfare state, and more open borders. ...


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re: Things to do in Anchorage? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]If you can get to Seward, check out Kenia Fjords.[/quote] Went a few summers ago, do that shit...


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re: The truth about UBER - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Maybe people are upvoting because they think the thread is entertaining.[/quote] I can understand that sentiment, but this thread isn't really entertaining, except for being a thorough, vicious ass-beating. ETA: upvoted OP...


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re: The truth about UBER - 90proofprofessional
Thought i had read everything here, missed that though. But that couldn't have been what I was thinking of if it's a year old. Didn't a YC spox say something about how they were doing something new in the near future to improve service just a few weeks ago? ETA- since I missed it earlier c...


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re: The truth about UBER - 90proofprofessional
[quote]dickjones[/quote] Question about YC's competitive response to Uber- weren't y'all about to unleash some new app or something that would improve service? What's the status of that?...


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re: The truth about UBER - 90proofprofessional
[quote]They sure don't. Instead they are using this new fangled technology called "email". Like others, I've had to call cab companies to file complaints. Percent of those issues that have been resolved? Zero. Though I've used the support feature on the Uber app and received immediate feedba...


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re: The truth about UBER - 90proofprofessional
[quote]State law dictates that in order to make money carrying people from point A to B you have to obtain a Class D or better license.[/quote] I wonder what group was the lead in lobbying for the passage of that one. :rolleyes: [quote]No no school. We do have to by state law have a Class D or b...


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re: The truth about UBER - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Stop asking for Über to be regulated as if it were a cab company and ask for less regulations on taxis.[/quote] Exactly the opposite of what the taxi industry wants....


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re: The truth about UBER - 90proofprofessional
[quote]It also seems to have an aversion to alternative transportation [/quote] "Sorry about that." -CATS...


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re: The truth about UBER - 90proofprofessional
[quote] I want to make a point about UBER[/quote] go ahead and pick some career that people generally respect for your example and make a point then...


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re: Which of the following is better for the economy? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Which of the following is better for the economy?[/quote] Not enough information to answer. Prior to when the tax was implemented, the level of consumption may have been optimal, sub-optimal, or super-optimal relative to the level of savings. Your conclusion that [quote]option B is far bett...


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re: The truth about UBER - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Who cares about the person getting you there as long as you get what you want. [b]You welcome people getting cheated as long as it isn't you[/b].[/quote] Sustaining a career as a cab driver requires you to adhere to this philosophy regarding your own clients, as does opposing Uber....


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re: IRS Computer Crash List Grows - 90proofprofessional
So what are we up to now? Something like 0.64 of a smidgen? ...


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re: Biden: I Looked Putin In The Eyes And Told Him He Didn’t Have A Soul - 90proofprofessional
[quote]"Mr. Prime Minister, I'm looking at your plate and potato"[/quote]...


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re: Debt crisis doesn't exist - 90proofprofessional
Good post...


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