“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”- C.S. Lewis
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Multiverse theory is designed for one purpose, and one purpose only, and that is to defend atheism. It makes no predictions, it gives no insight, it provides no control, it produces no technology, it advances no mathematics, it is a science in name only, because it is really metaphysics.- The Multiverse Gods, part 1 (Explaining the Origins of our Universe without Referring to God)
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Contra Dawkins, you don't have to give an explanation for your explanation if your explanation explains what needs explaining and you give reasons for believing it is the best explanation. Got it?
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Thank God that whole Confederate flag obsession is finally over and they've moved on...
Anti-American ‘Afrikans’ issue Sh*t on Flag Challenge
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Friday, July 10, 2015
...for a fair number of people in what’s supposed to be a democracy, “winning” in any normal political sense simply isn’t enough. They are not really trying to capture something as pedestrian as political equality, nor are they satisfied if they get it. They are not really seeking a win in the courts, or a legal solution, or a negotiated settlement. Those are all just merit badges to be collected along the way to a more important goal: what they really want, and what they in fact demand, is that you agree with them. They want you to believe. - The New Totalitarians Are Here
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Thursday, July 9, 2015
Dear ABC, Whoopi Goldberg is a total disgrace, and is an embarrassment to your entire network. Have you, parent company Disney (Walt is turning over in his grave) at long last no decency? This filthy anti-woman Cosby whore has made her pro-rapist views quite clear.
“Here’s the deal: This is ‘The View’ and that was my opinion,” Goldberg said. “Not any of you threatening me or telling me you’re coming after me because you don’t like what I said is going to change the fact that no one has convicted him, he has not been arrested, and the bottomline is that’s the law–innocent, until proven guilty.”-Whoopi Goldberg Goes Bonkers on Bill Cosby Critics: ‘I’m Sick of This Bull’ (Video)Fuck Whoopi, fuck "The View" and fuck ABC television network. Boycott ABC until they fire this racist, anti-woman piece of shit! Racist Whoopi Goldberg (do you really believe she'd be defending rapist Bill Cosby if he wasn't black?) is a total disgrace! Will ABC do the right thing, or is it only whites such as Trump that should face consequences for their statements?
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
To call yourself a Socialist in the year 2015 is to be an idiot. Socialism fails. Everywhere. Billions of people have been lifted out of poverty, not by Socialism but by the Free Enterprise System.-Dennis PragerI have long been a strong critic of what I call (adopting Charlotte Twight's coinage) participatory fascism. But when I see young people, often in the company of older people who ought to know better, protesting what they call capitalism and demanding socialism in whole or in part, I must simply shake my head in sadness. Participatory fascism (now often called crony capitalism and long called mercantilism) is a bad form of economic order and an even worse form of political order in many ways, but it is infinitely superior to socialism, which is a perfect recipe for poverty and totalitarianism. Under crony capitalism the masses enjoy a high standard of living in the economically advanced countries and a rising standard of living even in many of the poorer countries. Under socialism, people enjoyed mass starvation in China and the USSR (as nowadays in North Korea) along with political dictatorship by a tiny party elite. Socialism now yields the abominations of Venezuela, a once thriving country turned into one with no toilet paper and scarcely anything else in the stores, growing poorer by the day. Under crony capitalism, the young protesters in the USA and Europe enjoy smart phones and $5.00 cups of the coffee concoction of their choice. The yearning for socialism is truly a poison fruit of deep, deep ignorance not only of economic theory, but also of modern history and current affairs.-Robert Higgs
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Independence Day it's called, in remembrance of a declaration some men made public in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. But independence for whom, and in what sense? The years of armed conflict known as the War of Independence or the American Revolution did not make the slaves independent, or the indentured servants, or the married women. So whose independence did it secure? Well, to compress a large story into a small statement, it secured the independence of big shots in the thirteen colonies from their former political superiors in London When the British government tired of its attempts to maintain its authority among its troublesome North American subjects, the settlement it reached with their political representatives in 1783 put the local big shots in the saddle. It freed the big speculators in lands beyond the Appalachians -- chief among them being George Washington -- to carry out their private enrichment by controlling conditions there and by improving their ability to get away with their legal, quasi-legal, and illegal swindles related to those properties. It also put them in a position where, a few years later, they could mount a counter-revolution against their own revolution and gain a standing army and the power to tax their fellows. In short, the American Revolution brought independence to the local big shots at the expense of those in Parliament and the Board of Trade in London. Of course, a great many other things happened, too, but the essence of the thing was a transfer of ruling political power, not anything that deserves to be called gaining genuine individual freedom.-Robert Higgs
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Friday, July 3, 2015
Is America becoming more "liberal" or more libertarian? I don't think "progressives" should assume it's the former just because support ballooned for gay marriage. Might it just indicate a more general move in support for liberty across the board? Hard to say. The sheeple are inconsistent when polled on specific issues. A note on liberalism:
Modern libertarianism IS liberalism, though to distinguish it from what Anglo-American liberalism transformed into (a social liberalism that came to advocate more and more state intervention in the economy and society) the term used to distinguish it from welfare/nanny state liberalism is "classical liberalism". Libertarianism (classical liberalism) historically departed radically from traditional conservatism.
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Sealed Air, a North Carolina company that has sold Bubble Wrap since 1960, recently developed a new type of its protective wrap called iBubble Wrap that is flat and airless, according to the Wall Street Journal. Therefore, the bubbles won't pop when squished.-North Carolina company rolls out new type of Bubble Wrap that won't popBut the old style bubble warp is here to stay! The World Isn’t Ending, Bubble Wrap Is Here To Stay The company will continue to sell both varieties. Keep popping your life away!
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
KKK signs and one saying "Black men beware, you are the target." Posted at a black church by...a white racist? No, a black man!
A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church.-Black Suspect Arrested After Racist Message Discovered Outside Predominately Black ChurchAnd there's this: FAKE HATE: Black Activist Admits Hanging Confederate Flag From Black Soldier Memorial
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“People think I’m crazy and need mental help because of my story,” Houston said. “They ask how’d the pig get my panties off to mount me? I wasn’t wearing any panties is how! This pig been hot for me for years. Constantly sniffing at my genitals. He’s tried to rape me a hundred times. This is just the first time he successfully got inside me.”-Pregnant Texas Woman Claims She Was Raped by a Pig Claims she will give birth to a little piggy...but will it go to market?
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