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  • Bill Ross's picture
    Bill Ross 8 years 21 weeks ago Web link Robert Fredericks
    They just don't want the sheeple to know how to THINK (and therefore, SURVIVE): http://www.strike-the-root.com/51/ross/ross2.html
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    Truth-Bringer 8 years 21 weeks ago Web link Don Stacy
    I think they're right. The system is doomed because medicare, medicaid, and now the prescription drug benefit will never be repealed without some type of revolution or major economic disaster. And of course the mainstream media will never interview anyone who claims that government is the problem. So the pressure will always be on Congress to "do a little more" and "fix" the health care problem with more government.
  • KenK's picture
    KenK 8 years 21 weeks ago Web link Don Stacy
    Yep. Many of them. Chomsky is statist hack IMHO. Have you read up on him? I'm not trying to start a flamewar but it sure doesn't seem like it to me. Just sayin'... This link will send you to a far better and more articulate critique of Chomsky than I could write and while I don't stand by the author's (John Zerzan) politics I think his take down of Chomsky is both accurate and fair.
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    Truth-Bringer 8 years 21 weeks ago Web link Don Stacy
    A great video that will show you how to take control away from the government when they demand information of you is here: http://oneheartbooks.com/resources/videos/think_free_gov_deception.htm This is a MUST SEE video. Maybe Rob will link to it on a future STR because everyone needs to watch this. His method for dealing with traffic tickets towards the end is brilliant.
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    Truth-Bringer 8 years 21 weeks ago Web link Don Stacy
    I disagree. Things are going to get worse because other countries don't want the dollar any more. This latest downturn might not be the next Depression - but that is inevitably coming at some point in the near future. The author loses credibility when he admits: "I feel your pain. The market value of my financial portfolio has been halved over the last year or so" So you lost money, eh? Well I know several folks who not only didn't lose, but they made money in 2008 and 2009. Richard Maybury chief among them. You can check out his website at http://www.chaostan.com if you want to start betting against the government and making money. The Austrian economic model is the correct model to follow. It explains precisely why all the government intervention we have can ultimately only make things worse.
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    Christopher Lempa 8 years 21 weeks ago Web link Don Stacy
    @Ken Out of curiosity, do you read the Chomsky articles? If so, do you have specific disagreements?
  • KenK's picture
    KenK 8 years 21 weeks ago Web link Don Stacy
    More lame b.s. from America's so-called "best known anarchist".
  • Semmes's picture
    Semmes 8 years 21 weeks ago
    TSA Shenanigans
    Web link Guest
    If an average person had taken a few teaspoons of Stevia sweetener from a large container and put it in a small plastic bag to travel with you can imagine what would happen to this person. This screener who would be the one to declare DEFCON 4 on a Stevia carrier may have lost his job but was most likely promoted.
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    Dr. Q 8 years 22 weeks ago Page John deLaubenfels
    The distinction you try to create between the types of works covered by patents and copyrights is completely arbitrary and you provided no explanation for why this distinction justifies copyrights.
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    Dr. Q 8 years 22 weeks ago
    Sorry, Wendy and Lew
    Page John deLaubenfels
    "Let's dispose of the notion, popular with Stephan Kinsella and his hangers-on, that goes like this: Copies of an electronic work are almost effortless to make; therefore they're worth nothing, and nobody need feel bad for taking one and flipping off the original author." If Kinsella has argued this, it's news to me (and I've read most of his writing on "IP"). Kinsella's argument has nothing to do with the fact that it's easy to copy an electronic work; his argument is that property rights are a consequence of scarcity and ideas are not scarce. "To advocate a world without copyright is to advocate taking bread off my table, bread I have honestly earned, so that thieves can steal my program or anything else that has been created by another, and profit from selling it with zero creative effort on their part. It is a world which rewards parasites and fleeces the productive." If I "pirate" a program you wrote, what have I stolen from you? You've still got any copies of the program that you possessed before the act of "piracy". You can still run the program or sell copies of it. You haven't been deprived of anything. Trying to conflate copyright infringement with theft = fail. It sounds to me like you think you're entitled to an income. That's a peculiar idea to be expressing on a libertarian website.
  • Evan's picture
    Evan 8 years 22 weeks ago
    Sorry, Wendy and Lew
    Page John deLaubenfels
    In response to your second point, I think that calling it property in the same sense as tangible objects seems to me to be a stretch. What you seem to be describing is simply a kind of contractual secrecy, and would have little effect once the cat was out of the bag, so to speak. Say someone broke the contract and made a copy, he might be required to pay the penalty, (if he was caught,) but none of the people he gave it to would. Recipients of second-generation copies could not possibly be bound by any such contract, for the same reason we are not bound by the constitution or the "social contract," we didn't sign it.
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    albergine 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Anthony Gregory
    Quote : 'We had to give him the benefit of the doubt for the obligatory although arbitrary 100 days'. fine, though after reading i felt that even Gregory may have had an element of faith in the then new Puppet Prince, or is it that the only way i'd waste my breath near him or any of those of him is when i'd just eaten some extremely potent cheese.
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    javieranton 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Cheryl Cline
    While there is some sympathy to be felt for them, "Our Soldiers" implies that they are ours. They are not, they are Babylon's. We will do well in not associating ourselves with any agent of oppression.
  • Chills's picture
    Chills 8 years 22 weeks ago
    Kids Teaching Kids
    Page Bob Wallace
    Great idea for teaching the younger ones, but teaching a class of older kids Trigonometry, Calculus or Chemistry would be quite difficult with little ones running about. Also, by that point, expecting the students to understand how to take notes, and prepare wouldn't be instilled if the education system was as drastically changed as you describe. I agree that having older students interact with younger would help the younger ones significantly, but the assumption that there will be continued advanced students to help out (without the necessary preparation especially in those previously mentioned subjects) would be unlikely in time. Student directed education has been tried in many situations (Celebration, Fl was where I saw a student directed system in action years back) and the problem with that situation is in essence the same problem with the current system (which I fully admit is flawed) and the problem is MOTIVATION. No Child Left Behind (stupid name for a governmental program...btw) addressed teacher preparedness (better in some states than others) and standards (again better in states where they took the process more seriously than other states). What was not considered is that its the STUDENTS who have to actually learn the material. The current view of education from government is comparable to telling law enforcement that speeding needs to stop, but drivers are not to be inconvenienced, stopped, fined or threatened with anything in accomplishing this goal. I can predict the successfullness of such a program (and so should anyone with a brain). Education is being treated in the same way. 1. No more social promotion (at any grade level). Waiting until high school to stop automatically promoting a student means that high schools will face more students who can barely add(etc), read or write a sentence. Without such skills no student should even be in high school. 2. You can't read at the 9th grade level and can't do math at a similar level, then society does not need you travelling 70 mph pushing a ton+ of metal down a street/highway and unable to comprehend the signs or the numbers flying by (especially distracted by hormones and cellular devices) 3. If you're a little snit who gets in trouble at least weekly in a school environment and are distracting from the educational potential of others, you need to be removed from the system and placed into another one (the military won't thank me, but they have the best chance of fixing such problem kids). If the kid learns the value of education later in life, maybe they'll do a better job of instilling the value of education in their own children than their parents did in them. 4. Parents...if you made the student then you need to show enough interest to try and solve the problems of your offspring. Failure to do so will result in something. (mandatory councelling, tutoring, parenting classes) For the chronically poor, don't let government solve this problem. Demand parental assistance or face loss of earned income credit to pay for the necessary councelling, tutoring or whatever. 5. Encourage more vocational education. Lets get America back to making things again. 6. Stop fearing hurting a kid's self-esteem. Self-esteem comes from accomplishing something worthwhile. If a student's self-esteem can really be damaged by all the red marks on their paper (a real complaint from a parent), then having the teacher switch to purple ink (a suggestion made by the parent and enforced by administration) is not a real solution (and when the parent wanted the purple changed to green, I feigned an allergy to something in green ink) How's that for striking the root of the education problem? ~Chills
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    Gwardion 8 years 22 weeks ago
    Sorry, Wendy and Lew
    Page John deLaubenfels
    1) Choosing to throw the baby out with the bathwater because of a single difference in opinion is ridiculous. It puts you in the same totalitarian column as Stalin, Lenin, and Mao. They too did not tolerate dissent from their viewpoints and would never support anyone not in lockstep with their ideals. Balkinization of the movement for freedom dooms the movement to failure and is the antithesis to the anarcho-capitalist or libertarian ideal. 2) Just because there is not government enforced IP, does not mean there is no IP, that is an obvious fallacy. If you sign a contract with someone that if their copy of the software you gave them gets out, that they agree to pay a penalty of (for example) $50,000. I think that's pretty powerful incentive not to distribute your IP, and it doesn't need a state to do it. 3) I program. I know a lot of programmers. I know a lot of programmers that know a lot of programming languages. To state that a program you put together could not be done in a different way, or is not likely to be done in a similar way is horse crapola. If you give a class full of programmers an assignment to make a program to do anything, complex or simple, you find that the similarities in the different programs outnumber the differences by a huge factor. That is ego and exceptionalism talking, not in the least bit empirical or logical. Several of the programmers I know are considered world class hackers and have been on winning teams at Defcon, and they agree heartily with my assessment. 4) You are showing how out of date in the computer business you are. Check the gaming area of the internet and you may come across something called "Steam" or "Games for Windows Live". they provide pretty darn good IP protection for their software and it doesn't require a leviathan government to do so. There are a lot of alternative ways to protect your IP, just because you aren't creative enough to come up with an answer does not necessitate government. If government is needed to cover a lack of competence in all areas that a person may have, I am not sure how you could possibly have this website or believe anything published by it. The example I like to give to show how absolutely ridiculous IP is, is pretty darn simple. If we had state enforced IP form the beginning of mans society, you can bet our technology would be about 6000 years behind at this time. Could you even image the argument over who patented fire? Or the spear? Or the wheel? How about patenting the "Process by which fur is removed from animals". FFS, we would be still living in caves while some guy Krog Ugh Nock was collecting shiny shells form everyone for having knives as tools. Government enforce IP is an excuse for lazy barely productive individuals to ride the coattails of one good idea that they had one day, that might not have been an original idea at all, and repress the rest of the market doing so.
  • GregL's picture
    GregL 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Anthony Gregory
    This is an excellent and well-documented summary of Obama's first year in office.
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    theodorelogan (not verified) 8 years 22 weeks ago
    Sorry, Wendy and Lew
    Page John deLaubenfels
    The main fallacy that permeates this essay is the claim that creating a new idea gives one the "right" to profit by that idea. That if I sell something based on an idea that you came up with, that I've somehow taken money that you have a "right" to. This is simply a variation of the labor theory of value. You don't have a right to anything not given to you on a voluntary basis. This is the basis of property rights. If I am able to provide a good or service based on an idea you had, and people decide to patronize my product rather than yours, in no way can the money paid to me be considered "rightfully" yours. The owner of that money chose to give it to me. That makes it my money. Copying something does not deprive the original owner of the use of his property...thus it is not stealing.
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    GregL 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Christopher Lempa
    I've become inured to the abuses of the Federal Reserve and how much they get away witth, but I took the time to watch the 5 minute video of the Inspector General for the Federal Reserve responding to questions from a House subcommittee, and it reminds me of something you'd see on the Daily Show. Its eye-opening.
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    ChrisMallory 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Christopher Lempa
    Those aren't secret codes. They are what any educated person, even a nonbeliever in times past, would recognize as the way verses are referenced in the Bible.
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    pcdls.ronin (not verified) 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Christopher Lempa
    You never know about the intentions of others. Freedom dictates two paths: trust and distrust. Do you trust the intentions of Mr. Hantz or do you not? Do your research and determine, by his past actions, whether to trust him. This trust, ultimately, falls to you. I truly hope that your trust is well placed. Good Luck.
  • Samarami's picture
    Samarami 8 years 22 weeks ago
    How to End the State
    Web link Mike Powers
    Some years back, Alex, I seceded from the union. Now of course I recognize I live in occupied territory. But I would live in occupied territory if I lived in, say Costa Rica or France or Iran. That's because I have no control over others, thus I have to side-step their fear (your assessment, which is very astute and accurate) which gives rise to their need for state. So I protect myself from two types of criminal behavior: government and non-government. The later is by far the easiest -- generally locking the door and the bike and avoiding certain areas at unsafe times will do the trick. Government criminals are more pernicious. They bank on me being among the "majority" (dwindling, I think, but not fast enough) who believe "we" should all pledge allegiance to flags and chant slogans and sing national anthems. And vote. Last time I voted was 1964. For Barry Goldwater. It took several years after that before I seceded and became a sovereign state. I still have to obey laws. The laws that govern me, however, can be inscribed upon two tablets of stone. No law libraries or state dignitaries dressed in long black robes making decisions "for my own good". My President is responsible for the rotation of the earth on its axis. I'll vote for The Incumbent. Samarami
  • Mike Powers's picture
    Mike Powers 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Mike Powers
    I agree with your sentiment regarding the term "capitalism." It is a loaded word with many negative connotations. "Free market" is better, but it, too, has some baggage, and is also used derisively by anti-free market statists. Perhaps "open markets" would be a better term? How can anyone be against open markets? Michael Cloud said that "words are weapons; words are tools." We must choose wisely the words that define our beliefs. Mike Powers
  • DennisLeeWilson's picture
    DennisLeeWilson 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Mike Powers
    This is an excellent supplement to an article I wrote 2009-07-05 regarding the pros and cons of government marriage permits: "Do Marriage Licenses Automatically Make You a Slave to Government?" http://tinyurl.com/yhdct42
  • Robert Fredericks's picture
    Robert Fredericks 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Robert Fredericks
    Abolitionist, I think you're missing the point. What about the article implies that STR has deteriorated into a statist tool, as you say?
  • wkmac's picture
    wkmac 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Mike Powers
    As I grow in freedom and liberty, I've come more and more to avoid the use of capitialism in describing my economic beliefs and more and more using the term, Free Market. Just because I as a free individual might use elements of capitialism in my economic acts of free market with another individual doesn't mean that others are bound to those same terms and conditions because I or others believe they are superior. To impose on others such demands are an act of statism IMO and therefore violate the very idea and ideals of a free market. A free market means you are free to try what you think might work and if you can find others who agree without the use of force or fraud, you again are free to implement those ideas. The term "free market" IMO is for the moment the best possible term as I see it because in word alone it promotes the spirit of true anarchíā but I'm not so bold to think the evolution of freedom in descriptive name will stop there for all time! jmo Thanks for your efforts and wisdom Sheldon! signed A Padawan Learner LOL!
  • GregL's picture
    GregL 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Robert Fredericks
    Abolitionist, I agree that Woo is despicable, but STR is just linking to a mostly negative review of Yoo's book as a news item. I don't think the fact that STR is linking to this review can in any way be taken as some sort of endorsement of Yoo.
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    Abolitionist (not verified) 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Robert Fredericks
    What a tendentious, vile, pile of steaming, festering diarrhea from a sick dog. This is no doubt how lawyers acquired their stellar reputation for integrity - by desperately scraping for some pathetic vestige of a defense for each other's conduct, no matter how despicable, reprehensible, and criminal that conduct might be. At the very least, what John Yoo deserves is to experience (in depth) virtually every example of the inhuman and inhumane treatment that he has enabled or advocated to be inflicted on unindicted political prisoners (I will except sexual mutilation of his children on non-collectivist, individual guilt grounds). What kind of statist tool has STR deteriorated into when an article like this is featured? -A
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    Abolitionist (not verified) 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Robert Fredericks
    What a tendentious, steaming, festering pool of rancid diarrhea from a sick dog. This is no doubt how lawyers acquired their stellar reputation - by desperately attempting to concoct some duplicitous fig leaf of a defense for each other no matter how heinous their crimes. -A
  • ALLEN090's picture
    ALLEN090 8 years 22 weeks ago Page Robert L. Johnson
    Robert, You hit the bulls eye.
  • Evan's picture
    Evan 8 years 22 weeks ago
    Copying Is Not Theft
    Web link Robert Fredericks
    Yay! Copying is not theft Stealing a thing leaves one less left Copying it makes one thing more That's what copying's for Copying is not theft If I copy yours you have it too One for me and one for you That's what copies can do If I steal your bicycle You have to take the bus But if I just copy it There's one for each of us Making more of a thing That is what we call copying Sharing ideas with everyone That's why copying is fun!
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    JoshuaPettigrew 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Don Stacy
    I guess no one can be right all the time.
  • Bill Ross's picture
    Bill Ross 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Don Stacy
    If those who try to trick idiots into valuing religious / advantages for their parochial group would step back and do a cost / benefit evaluation of the conflict of discrimination, it would be readily apparent that ALL parties are on a path to non-survival. When push comes to shove, people value ability to economically survive over ideological conflicts. Israel should restore the "rule of law": http://www.strike-the-root.com/51/ross/ross3.html Once this is done, Israel would occupy the factual / moral high ground. They can achieve their security and expand their influence by honest trade and voluntary consent of their neighbors. Clearly Israels neighbors have zero clue regarding civil society, economics and prosperity. Israel can become a regional leader, but NEVER a ruler.
  • KenK's picture
    KenK 8 years 22 weeks ago
    In North Vietnam
    Web link Don Stacy
    Chomsky on STR again in less than a week! What bit of insight about liberty the STR guest editor thought we'd all glean from America's "best known anarchist" from forty years ago is unclear. Perhaps they'd care to elaborate?
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    GAEsworthy (not verified) 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Little Alex
    Please pay attention. Before you posted this, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express all announced that not only were they making substantial corporate donations to the rescue and aid efforts, but also were waiving their transaction interchange fees for donations to most major charitable organization. For example: http://corporate.visa.com/media-center/press-releases/press976.jsp "Credit Nazis" indeed, you offensive oaf.
  • DennisLeeWilson's picture
    DennisLeeWilson 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Little Alex
    This article by Brad Spangler has good, clear explanations, is very succinct and well presented!
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    PasserBy (not verified) 8 years 22 weeks ago Page Douglas Herman
    Well, Albergine, if you had bothered to actually read the linked article before making your offensive comments about us Brits, you might have noticed that all the references in it are to identified Americans who are feeling depressed and suicidal after watching Avatar.
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    Samuel (not verified) 8 years 22 weeks ago Web link Little Alex
    Damn commies. I really hope Google will pull out of China to make a statement. Eventually this will the best for everyone. In a few years Google will return. Cheers, Samuel. online casino  
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    Plant Immigrati... 8 years 23 weeks ago Web link Cheryl Cline
    This part of the article says it all: "“Had I recorded an officer saving someone’s life, I almost guarantee you that they wouldn’t have come up to me and say, ‘Hey, you just recorded me saving that person’s life. You’re under arrest.’ ’’"
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    Plant Immigrati... 8 years 23 weeks ago Web link Cheryl Cline
    I remember reading about the rise of French Hip Hop. It was the unintended consequence of a French law that required radio stations to play a certain percentage of French language music. The strange result is that a traditional Italian folk song would not count as part of this percentage but Oxmo Puccino rapping in French would. For every law there are unintended consequences.
  • Bill Ross's picture
    Bill Ross 8 years 23 weeks ago Web link Cheryl Cline
    Yes, but there are more basic reasons. Accurate information is required to correctly choose. Our predators need: a) Accurate information to identify, manipulate their prey b) Disoriented by subverted media and education prey, incapable of correctly choosing. Predators want to be able to correctly choose and have prey incapable of defending themselves (thinking) http://www.strike-the-root.com/51/ross/ross2.html Darwin PROVED: Survival EQUALS adaptation to environment EQUALS ability to CHOOSE correctly EQUALS freedom: http://www.strike-the-root.com/62/ross/ross1.html
  • Bill Ross's picture
    Bill Ross 8 years 23 weeks ago Web link Cheryl Cline
    Its all about pretexts for advocates. Those they claim the motive (unprovable) is to help never seem to be "helped", only made more dependent and, to resolve this, the "advocates" claim more resources required. This is also the script according to Machiavelli (strategically denied bible of arbitrary power – politics): Machiavelli Paraphrased: “Arbitrary power can get away with ANYTHING, so long as it appears “necessary” to intellectually crippled populations (falsely framed arguments, based on lies for input facts, flogged by corrupt experts, shilling and prostituting their academic degrees for power, blind trust of populace, a social disease and mental illness I call “expertitus”) . In essence, all such arguments are a house of cards, false assumptions built upon false assumptions, the false equating of speculation to REALITY.” The is the exact same algorithm used to rationalize the initiation of aggression against Iraq, a war crime. The same false “argument” is being carefully constricted against Iran. Embargo, the first step of war, initiated. With the discrediting of socialism, all pretexts regarding slavery of the productive to “help the unfortunate” (who adapt to dependency, collapsing civilization) have been replaced by pretexts “to avoid terror” such as necessity for preemptive justice, war or “save the environment” (AGW fraud, etc). In these false arguments, the “bad guys” always have something to steal. The “good guys” are those who intend to profit by the thievery.
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    redgar 8 years 23 weeks ago Page Ken Bank
    I agree with much of your post! All this post is rather old I wanted to say that most NJLP activists would completely agree with you. The Ron Paul campaign has attracted many right wing, big government types to the so called "freedom movement". Fortunately many of them are young and can learn what freedom is really about. Also see http://njlp.org/news/partynews/latestnews/802-lonegan-shows-love-for-big...
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    GregL 8 years 23 weeks ago Web link Cheryl Cline
    One of the interesting things about this article is that it provides a good example of how unresponsive government can be to the wishes of its subjects. This is an article written in a mainstream publication and there were 266 comments. I perused the comments and saw that nearly everyone found this practice by the police to be reprehensible, and yet they keep doing it anyway.
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    SpykerSpeed (not verified) 8 years 23 weeks ago Web link Anthony Gregory
    KenK, Long is actually calling Chomsky out. Read the article, you'll probably agree with it. Here's the money quote: "If the state really is intervening massively and systematically on behalf of the “potentate” and against the “starving subject” – as Chomsky must admit that it is, since his research explicitly demonstrates just this – why on earth would he expect that power imbalance to remain unchanged once that intervention ceases?"
  • Bill Ross's picture
    Bill Ross 8 years 23 weeks ago Web link Anthony Gregory
    Disagree. Its the intelligent versus idiots (left or right) falsely equating subverted opinions with reality. Objective thinkers, with courage must prevail, or we stay on the path to social / economic collapse and anarchy by "corrupt judicial discretion" (rule of man, destroyer of civilizations): http://www.strike-the-root.com/51/ross/ross2.html
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    albergine 8 years 23 weeks ago Page Douglas Herman
    Well the brit's are mostly a depressive bunch and very easily confused so would imagine that a soft number of them would fall into desperation after leaving the sanctuary of illusion that's pandora, could also be that the linked to article is from a comic written by juveniles or that kid's suffering from withdrawal just wanted to get home and blast away on their vid game, have they all fallen into a well of tears over the current Haitian disaster i wonder. All they get is candy coated, there lives are candy coated, that's why they'd steer clear of a hard hitting smack in the face film with it's feet sunk firmly in fact in favour of fuzzy narnia fiction that look's for no commitment other than to buy the stuffed teddy, I become very irritated when mature people are offered and take sweet flavour to suck on to disguise any bitterness that may awake their better sense.
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    Fraxdablue 8 years 23 weeks ago Page Douglas Herman
    "Happy feely jig with big smiles after seeing the likes of Avatar" ??? Read this article from the UK where viewers are feeling depressed and suicidal after seeing the film. Maybe coming to terms with what we have done to our planet? I think the candy coated vitamin pill is the only way to get the message to where it needs to be heard. Reminds me of the Idaho logging communities who attempted to get the school system to ban Dr. Seuss's Lorax Tree books from classes because their 6 years olds were coming home in tears and asking Daddy why he was cutting down all the trees. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1242409/The-Avatar-effect-Movie-...
  • GregL's picture
    GregL 8 years 23 weeks ago
    Do you like STR 2.0?
    Poll strike
    I like the new version, but I haven't discovered a way to easily view all of the comments rather than just the most recent ones without going back and looking at each article individually.
  • GregL's picture
    GregL 8 years 23 weeks ago Web link Anthony Gregory
    This is a great example of Thoreau's quote about hacking at the branches of evil rather than the root. Just a bunch of people with opinions about HOW the govt should handle airport security - and not even a mention of WHETHER the govt should be handling it at all.
  • wkmac's picture
    wkmac 8 years 23 weeks ago Web link Anthony Gregory
    Great article Anthony. Thanks again for getting out front on this issue (ie your LRC comment on Food Inc.). For others interested who've not seen and want more background, I recommend the movies "The World According To Monsanto" and "Food Inc" and view in that order because IMO it builds on itself. Both movies are available on the internet with "TWATM" being available on Google video and "Food Inc" available at Top Documentary Films website. Food Inc. may be on Google too but I've not looked. Having seen Food Inc. at the movie theater, it was interesting afterwards as people gathered to talk in the parking lot and it gave a wonderful opportunity to cause people to think that we have the corporate monsters not because of the "free market" but we have them because we don't have a true "free market." This also ties in well with many points made in the other article today on STR "Left & Right Against the Empire." When I listened and agreed with many on corporate abuse, they in turn listened and considered my points about how a true free market would offer a true people driven roadblock to such corporate hegemony. Even thought this was before the Obama election and many were planning on voting that way (I was unable to convince them of alternatives ie not voting) many did admit they weren't sure how well voting Obama would work out in the end. I'd love to talk with them now!