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  1. Incidentally, there are some people in Canada who are standing up against encroaching totalitarianism from the bad guys using COVID like Hitler used the Reichstag fire. For instance, here is a pastor in Calgary who grew up in Poland and has seen what the beginning of massive oppression of citizens looks like. This guy had a fit and when the goons showed up to shut down his church service over COVID restrictions. He threw them out by sheer force of personality and moral courage. There is no syllogism on earth that is going to make this pastor bear false witness to what he has liv
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  2. Carol, That's an amusing quip when sitting in a safe place and typing on the Internet. For those in jail for real over nonviolence, it's not entertaining. But, hey. Why get your hands dirty when you have thugs, er secret police to do the dirty work for you? Just so long as the thugs, er law enforcement personnel understand that you, yourself, are not to be touched, that you are one of the good guys, that you are on the right side of history, right? As for the victims? Well, you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, huh? (Famous last hazy thoughts an
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  3. Just doing a little introspection, trying to identify the pattern of psychological learning and my reasoning at thirteen, when at the poster store I chose the Farrah Fawcett one , even though the Kate Smith was right there.
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  4. Possibly the infrastructure bill I posted about on the "Unraveling" thread - link. Ellen
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  5. I inadvertently got a lesson in my COVID-19 vocabulary education today. I want to say this word applies to many, but I think it serves better for the elite of the elites club. And I love Juanita basically telling the oligarchy, you'd better put some ice on that, you mothafuckin' cockwomble... Michael
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  6. NIOF has been regularly used disingenuously "to push (~libertarian's~) buttons", I agree. The right of ownership of one's own body. Well, of course, but inadequate. The Objectivist formulation comes from one's right to *freedom of action*- which must not be interfered with, by others' initiation of force. This is a positive and active right, not a passive one. No one in general is required to take especial care of you, and one has no expectation of such. That is a *claim* on others. Such as, one doesn't wander onto a busy highway, expecting that motorists all manage to avoid kno
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