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1FreeVoice

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  • [1] October 21, 2014 at 7:16pm

    Voluntary associations should not be outlawed.

  • [13] October 21, 2014 at 5:50pm

    If I like your insurance, you can keep it.
    If I like this gun, I can keep it – you can’t.

    PC =
    think whatever you want-
    just not in public where your un-approved thoughts may infect others.

    Believe in any God or moral rules you like-
    just don’t act on what you believe in your life,
    where your life touches the lives of others.
    …. unless you happen to share OUR beliefs, or those we want you to have that we don’t live by.

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  • [1] October 21, 2014 at 5:24pm

    Everyone needs the right to choose.

    People who choose to put up something offensive are advertising their %^&** to their neighbors. In some cases it could serve as fair warning that some harmless looking ___ has less harmless ideas in his head.

    There are ways to express displeasure and enforce social norms other than legal restrictions and lawsuits. Social norm…. social. Think about human connections, not human controls.

    We are a society, not a hive mind. Each of us is a person, not one of the pod people. HOA’s are an evil to be fought door to door and voted out of existence.

    If you want to join a cult and be told what color shirt to wear and how to paint your house, no one can stop you. If you are in a cult (HOA) talk with your neighbors. If you are all that desperate for public approval, try group therapy.
    That wasn’t entirely sarcasm, it might benefit you. Be careful who you deal with though or someone might take advantage.

  • October 21, 2014 at 5:02pm

    Regulations that assume the right to tell others what they may/may not do with/on their own property are a form of eminent domain, because ownership of something is control of it. Assuming control is assuming ownership.

    If the State or another organization thinks they have a “better” way someone else’s property can be used, then they should pay for the privilege rather than assuming the benefits of the decision and pushing the costs (in the fullest sense) onto others.

    The HOA could pay a fee equal to a % of the property value, the more restrictions they want to enforce the greater the fee they must pay. The fee could give them the right to enforce their rules for 5-10 years, and then they can re-evaluate whether or not they want to amend their policies or pay again. If they want to control everything, they can buy the property and lease the homes to residents.

    The homeowner willingly moved into the HOA, and so may not have the ability to decline the offer any more than he could contest eminent domain, but he can make them pay. Correction: Should be able to, not can. I don’t think the law has fully caught up on this yet.

  • [25] October 21, 2014 at 2:06pm

    foobared
    I don’t mind them having benefits.

    I do mind having them lumped in with traditional marriage in the census and other pools of data. Combining apples and oranges disrupts the data set and the information that could be learned from it.

    I do mind forcing others to violate their beliefs- even beliefs I tend to disagree with.

    PC thought police:
    A. Think what you like but ton’t infect others by saying it in public.
    B. Think/believe what you like, but don’t act on what you think is true without our permission.

    SimpleTruths
    Who is trying to eliminate traditional marriage?
    If you re-define something like marriage to include what was not previously part of the definition, you are making marriage something it was not. Gay or not every married person or one who hopes to marry must accept a definition of what marriage is. This is an attempt by a minority to change what marriage is… for everyone.

  • [4] October 21, 2014 at 1:49pm

    1. I may not have been born yet when colored people ( that was once the term preferred by blacks see National Association for the Advancement of Colored People = NAACP) were complaining about white people keeping them down . Do not pin someone else’s actions on me.

    2. When Dr King was leading his group, the civil rights movement was based on fairness, having the same rules/laws apply to everyone equally. Many people could & did get behind that (B&W). After the assassination of Dr. King, the whites were pushed out & the message has changed.

    3. pg 133 of The meaning of Ludwig von Mises contributions in Economics, Sociology, Epistemology, and Political Philosophy:

    “In Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and elsewhere, ethnic minorities claimed that the dominant group was subjecting them to oppressive and discriminatory policies. Once more, Mises did not see conflating nationalist passion as beyond explanation. Each group attempted to control the State in order to advance its own economic interests. If there were a complete free market, nationalist feelings would not assume these harmful forms. A non-interventionist State would not find itself the object of constant ethnic conflict. Since the State would play no role in promoting the economic interests of some at the expense of others, there would be no strong desire to have it manned by the members of one’s own ethnic group.”

    -The same reasoning applies in the US.
    Are you for freedom or for yourself?

  • October 21, 2014 at 1:07pm

    He went on to note his belief that European colonialism and its after effects led to many of the problems observed in the region, including the “rise of religious radicalism.”

    Colonialism is modern history, but it is being blamed for the radicalism/violence that was established early on (centuries ago)? I don’t recall many other examples of the effect preceding the cause. Would he care to explain that further?

  • [5] October 19, 2014 at 8:22pm

    Self esteem is pride in accomplishment, in the proven ability to accomplish things.

    Fake self esteem comes from telling people how great they are… for breathing. Young people want to believe it but there is little evidence to back it up, just insecurity. Insecurity plus pride leads to displays of dominance and assertiveness.

  • [3] October 19, 2014 at 8:10pm

    Simmer down a bit guys. There is killing an enemy and there is going beyond that into the horror zone. We are the “good guys” remember?

  • October 19, 2014 at 2:39pm

    So many Mexicans want into the US. What if we offered them a chance to become a state in the US? We could help them with their corruption problems, and they could help us secure our border!

    Seriously, there is no reason for Mexico to be poor it has resources and people with a work ethic. They could be the new Texas if corruption were brought under control. There are real problems that we could help with, but it is doable and could help both sides.

    I think we would have to abolish the minimum wage and make all government forms dual language, but that’s OK. A serious reason for Mexico to hesitate is the fact that the Federal Government is treating the States as conquered provinces and ignoring the constitution which gives the States broad local authority.

  • [2] October 19, 2014 at 2:27pm

    What do you mean still trying to establish one party rule?

    Party one Socialist/Interventionist Fast track
    Party two Interventionist/Socialist Slow track

    Now look at the handlers of politicians for both parties. Who are they listening to to get (re)elected?

    There is real dissent and the occasional wild card, but both parties were infiltrated by the progressives years ago.

  • October 19, 2014 at 2:16pm

    All Liberians? That may be an average, don’t you think? No, I don’t think we paid for his airline ticket.

    Have you read Development as Freedom
    by Amartya Sen ?

    It’s pretty good so far. The author is looking at economic development as one subset of freedom in general. Political freedoms and economic development are not an either or choice where one takes precedence in time; they can be mutually supportive and reinforce each other.

    The focus is on the “developing world” but there are comparisons and examples that draw on the US as well. If true, the ideas explored in the book are applicable everywhere whether poor or not.

  • [1] October 19, 2014 at 1:48pm

    It is understandable when police are concerned with protecting themselves and each other; it is disturbing when that takes priority over their duty to the public. It is a bad sign when the public looses respect for those tasked with protecting them from criminals.
    I used to think it was a sign of decay when people in the inner city called cops “pigs”, after all cops were risking their lives to protect the public. Similar disrespect/disgust for soldiers was lumped in with disrespect for all who accepted low pay and high risk to protect and defend others. I am seeing more of that now outside of the slums.
    There are reasons why those attitudes are being exported. Repeated experiences seen, heard, and experienced shape our expectation of future experience. Those expectations form a mental shorthand – stereotypes.
    Stereotypes change over time in response to the experiences that are part of our personal inventory of awareness. Those experiences can be changed by deliberate action as well.
    Think of a large literacy campaign pushed by a private charity in response to illiteracy among a particular population. Their stereotype of illiteracy among the people in question is not unfounded, but their efforts are directed to changing the reason for the stereotype and making it temporary.
    PC nuts don’t want to teach immigrants to read English, they just think it’s a rude stereotype to say they are illiterate.
    How to change the pigs stereotype?

  • [4] October 19, 2014 at 1:26pm

    JefferySikes “Big brother” is your idea of an improvement?
    Either you have investments in companies that make/service some of the relevant equipment, or you have not thought about this much.

    Machines are only as fair as the people who give them their instructions, right? No system that I am aware of is immune to the possibility of abuse. If you don’t trust the police, why trust the people behind the machines? Remember some of the automated devices at red lights that issued tickets? Do you remember some of the scandals about them?

    If someone wants to make the new system a revenue producer, they will find a way. If they want to give themselves a free pass or lower the percentage of hits on a preferred group, it may be possible. Automated does not automatically mean “fair”.

  • [11] October 18, 2014 at 3:13pm

    49Panhead re police state

    Not really off subject:
    A couple of days ago I learned something new about my daughter’s 1st grade teacher. She came back from her ice skating lesson a bit upset and we talked about it. Another student had been disruptive and the instructor moved her away from my daughter, who she was trying to talk with. The instructor used a harsh voice and my daughter thought she had gotten in trouble too- because her teacher at school would punish the kid caught talking in class and the student next to them. My husband says it’s a Stalinist strategy that ensures people will inform on others to be sure they do not get caught up in any rule-breaking someone else is engaged in.

    Police state indeed. First grade in Hawaii; too many Marxist teachers.

    PS- I am home schooling right now.

  • October 17, 2014 at 11:24pm

    This election is only for US citizens.
    I’m a US citizen.
    Ok. Prove it and we will let you in.
    That’s unfair!
    Did you drive here? Your driver’s licence will work.
    I said that’s unfair!
    I’m trying to help you solve your problem, how is that unfair?
    The rule is unfair.
    Well, I think it would be unfair to let just anyone from any country walk in and vote. It would violate the constitution and be unfair to the Citizens who expect their votes to be fairly cast and counted without any extras slipped in.
    But, I’m black.
    So? I’m human too. Equality under the law, no special breaks.
    I’ll sue!
    For what? Now move aside, please; you’re blocking the door.

  • [2] October 17, 2014 at 11:16pm

    I remember a story a while back about a march to protest voter ID laws. One of the requirements for the participants was …. to bring valid ID.

  • October 17, 2014 at 11:14pm

    “You know a BS voter id law, when they start to limit the types of ids that are acceptable.”

    If you are concerned with determining whether someone is a US citizen, a birth certificate might be a good idea. I don’t think those are required for obtaining student IDs, just registration in the school as a student. The kind of evidence required to obtain the ID in the first place should be a consideration in deciding whether or not it counts as valid ID for voting.

  • [1] October 17, 2014 at 11:01pm

    YES.
    I have been getting information about her last public school teacher now and then. The one who likes roaches.

    My daughter was beside someone in skating class who was talking and being a bit disruptive. The teacher separated them and spoke sharply to the other girl. The instructor used a harsh voice and my daughter assumed she was in trouble too, because her old teacher would punish the offender and whoever was next to them. I never knew this last year, she must have assumed it was normal or OK (or wanted to forget) and never thought to mention it.

    The B***h also thinks plump kids are stupid, & doesn’t like white kids much. The more I hear about her, the more I wish we had pulled her out last year. I did hear some things like her affection for certain bugs that were just so odd that I didn’t quite know what to make of it.

  • [16] October 17, 2014 at 10:53pm

    Hearing officer Prudence Lee determined that Aister had “possession and use of power in an inequitable way that resulted in the intimidation of students,

    Don’t ALL teachers have possession and use of power in an inequitable way? If they do not intimidate students into obedience/following the rules, are they doing their job at all?

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