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by Wandering Through
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bang, Bang, Yer Dead!
Replies: 479
Views: 3114

Re: Bang, Bang, Yer Dead!

I would simply have a blanket ban on all semi-automatic rifles and hand guns; pretty well the situation that exists in Oz, with a few carefully regulated exceptions. (and obviously military and some specialised law-enforcement roles) Nothing to do with whether they look scary, simply that they have...
by Wandering Through
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: The Wilder Web
Topic: The Atheism Plus "movement" -- good, bad, ugly?
Replies: 1000
Views: 56181

The Atheism Plus "movement" -- good, bad, ugly?

Azathoth wrote:
:rofl:
I see what you did there, and I like it!

+1,000 internets to you.

Just what the world needs, another cult or two.
by Wandering Through
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 807
Views: 11283

Re: Libertarianism

The language about a creator and unalienable rights is in the Declaration of Independence, and thus has no legal standing, and certainly no constitutional standing. And even at that, the creator language was a compromise among several members, some wanting a more secular declaration, others religio...
by Wandering Through
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Having a form of identification to vote.
Replies: 224
Views: 4651

Re: Having a form of identification to vote.

Your suggestion that voting ought to be mandatory as a "cost" of citizenship is ludicrous in light of your opposition to ID requirements. You would make voting mandatory and demand that people who have no interest in participating ought to be made to go through the cost, expense, time and/or troubl...
by Wandering Through
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Having a form of identification to vote.
Replies: 224
Views: 4651

Having a form of identification to vote.

Voting should be compulsory (with none of the above as an option) as its a good anti-libertarian symbol. It reminds people that while they live in society they are part of something bigger themselves whether they like it or not. Reminds people that not everything in life is about personal choice It...
by Wandering Through
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Having a form of identification to vote.
Replies: 224
Views: 4651

Re: Having a form of identification to vote.

sigh. you seem to be rolling out the "poor are lazy" meme. I really get tired of that one. If you are referring to my post, I was actually just putting MisterMack's reasoning for prohibiting voter ID into slightly different but analogous language. In my opinion, my translation says exactly the same...
by Wandering Through
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Having a form of identification to vote.
Replies: 224
Views: 4651

Re: Having a form of identification to vote.

sigh. you seem to be rolling out the "poor are lazy" meme. I really get tired of that one. If you are referring to my post, I was actually just putting MisterMack's reasoning for prohibiting voter ID into slightly different but analogous language. In my opinion, my translation says exactly the same...
by Wandering Through
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Having a form of identification to vote.
Replies: 224
Views: 4651

Re: Having a form of identification to vote.

Of course, the REAL reason that people want to insist on NO ID is because it helps the right left wing. There, fixed a couple of typos for you. ;) The right wing get their vote out much easier than the left. Any little thing that will make it more awkward will help the Republicans ( in the case of ...
by Wandering Through
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 807
Views: 11283

Re: Libertarianism

TL;DR, as it's the same uninformed rubbish you've been dribbling for years. The fact of the matter is that Libertarianism is based on a fantasy that totally fails to to incorporate human psychology into it. Psychology totally debunks nonsense like "rational actors" and similar shit. No libertarian ...
by Wandering Through
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 807
Views: 11283

Re: Libertarianism

The point about "rights" is that they are meaningless unless they protected by some power/force/whatever. So you might feel legitimate in claiming that you have a natural right to life, and Jonno and I might claim that no such right exists; but without the state (or some other substitute) to protec...
by Wandering Through
Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 807
Views: 11283

Re: Libertarianism

I'm glad this thread was resurrected. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and have bookmarked it for future reference. :sniff: :razzle: :biggrin: I am still enjoying the thread. It has addressed some of the concerns I've had since my relatively recent "deconversion" from Christianity. Namely, since...
by Wandering Through
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: You guys and your guns...
Replies: 1006
Views: 6716

Re: You guys and your guns...

And I mean subservient in a more pernicious way than the U.S.A's states are subservient to the federal government over here. What makes you think it's more pernicious? The balance of power between the EU government and its states is much more strongly with the states than between the U.S. governmen...
by Wandering Through
Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 807
Views: 11283

Re: Libertarianism

I'm glad this thread was resurrected. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and have bookmarked it for future reference. I have not read this thread in full but my understanding is that libertarianism invokes free market economics and allows its advocates to pay for services they want. Is it basically...
by Wandering Through
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: You guys and your guns...
Replies: 1006
Views: 6716

Re: You guys and your guns...

To surreptitious I admire your willingness to accept the good points in another nation's system, and admit the bad points in your own. However, Britain has one advantage over the USA which out trumps all the bad. It has no state governments. One entire layer of parasites eliminated. Yay! Would it b...
by Wandering Through
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Rich Paying Fair Share?
Replies: 78
Views: 1921

Re: The Rich Paying Fair Share?

Greek is a liberatarian failure not a socialist one :fp: :dunno: Yeah, those damned Greek libertarians and their limited-government dogma! If only Greece's public sector were a little larger, catastrophe could have been averted. After all, it isn't as though they couldn't afford a bigger government...