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by technovelist
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 3448
Views: 162486

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

It begins... https://nypost.com/2020/12/04/san-francisco-bay-area-to-begin-month-long-covid-19-lockdown/ San Francisco just announced a total lockdown, more severe than what we had in NYC back in the spring. Goodbye to Calfornia's economy. I expect very few small businesses will make it through thi...
by technovelist
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 52
Views: 207

Re: Libertarians and property

Most people with an IQ above room temperature will quickly figure out what that would mean. Some like it hotter than others. Seriously, getting rid of government for arbitration will make it much cheaper and reduce liability for business by eliminating frivolous lawsuits and worthless regs that are...
by technovelist
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 52
Views: 207

Re: Libertarians and property

If one of us then decides to "unsign" that agreement for some reason, that person would still be obligated to submit to arbitration for that contract. ..or what? Who wields the stick? I mean if all laws are social contracts in essence and I choose not to abide by them what are the repercussions and...
by technovelist
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 52
Views: 207

Re: Libertarians and property

There is always a single arbiter. Each party consents to the arbiter instead of being forced by the government monopoly. To play devil's advocate, isn't that effectively what we currently have? Granted, we are all born in a country (government) that we didn't voluntarily choose. But thereafter, if ...
by technovelist
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 52
Views: 207

Re: Libertarians and property

By the way, this is probably the best thread ever, in this section at least.
Thanks!
by technovelist
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: How to monetize honesty
Replies: 0
Views: 28

How to monetize honesty

Here's one way to make it much more profitable to be honest. I suggest a registry where people of good faith can affirm their willingness to submit any disputes to arbitration, so long as the other party in he dispute has also signed that declaration. There's a very simple document for that purpose ...
by technovelist
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 52
Views: 207

Re: Libertarians and property

There is always a single arbiter. Each party consents to the arbiter instead of being forced by the government monopoly. To play devil's advocate, isn't that effectively what we currently have? Granted, we are all born in a country (government) that we didn't voluntarily choose. But thereafter, if ...
by technovelist
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarians and property
Replies: 52
Views: 207

Re: Libertarians and property

Can one of the hardcore libertarians explain to me simply how ownership and enforcement of property rights would exist in a system absent a single arbiter who held a monopoly on the use of force? There is always a single arbiter. Each party consents to the arbiter instead of being forced by the gov...
by technovelist
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Did Justice Alito lay a trap for the Democrats?
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Did Justice Alito lay a trap for the Democrats?

"Again, it’s conspicuous that Justice Alito extended the response date until the day after “Safe Harbor” day. If they wanted to send a signal that the Supreme Court isn’t getting involved, they could have either not accepted the petition or they could have followed standard practices and set the sta...
by technovelist
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: So now over half of Pennsylvania GOP legislators are spreading a conspiracy theory?
Replies: 7
Views: 86

So now over half of Pennsylvania GOP legislators are spreading a conspiracy theory?

Dear Senators and Representatives: In 2019 the Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted comprehensive changes to our Commonwealth’s Election Code. These changes both expanded voting access by permitting no-excuse mail-in ballots while also implementing reasonable safeguards to ensure that thisnew syste...
by technovelist
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Is there still no evidence of massive fraud in Georgia?
Replies: 39
Views: 300

Re: Is there still no evidence of massive fraud in Georgia?

This from Georgia Public Broadcasting regarding video evidence presented by Mr. G https://www.gpb.org/news/2020/12/04/fact-checking-rudy-giulianis-grandiose-georgia-election-fraud-claim No, there were no 'suitcases of ballots' counted in secret The most viral claim from the hearing is a 90-second c...
by technovelist
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: You just might be a Democrat...
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: You just might be a Democrat...

Yes, democrats are evil vile scum. Would be best to rid the planet of this scourge before they destroy everything. Anyone have a plan how to get rid of 80 million vermin? It's probably closer to 60M doodle but we need a hand recount with signature verifcation. All we need is a fake "Get rid of Drum...