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by Voluntaryist
2008-05-02 07:15pm
Forum: The Coliseum
Topic: Anarcho-libertarianism (Voluntaryist V Surlethe)
Replies: 14
Views: 36074

And now, for something completely different! I've grown bored with these incredibly long and time-consuming point-by-point rebuttals, and since it's started to devolve into "NO U!!1" territory regarding the details, I thought I'd take this chance to step back, look at the big picture, and...
by Voluntaryist
2008-04-26 08:02am
Forum: The Coliseum
Topic: Anarcho-libertarianism (Voluntaryist V Surlethe)
Replies: 14
Views: 36074

You ask this several times in your above response, so let's get this clear. You are, of course, expected to provide evidence for all your claims. When a claim is general , you cannot provide a single example as evidence. For example, when you claim that "less government is always better than m...
by Voluntaryist
2008-04-26 01:07am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Comment thread for Anarcho-Libertarian Coliseum debate
Replies: 406
Views: 51288

So does Valleytard have until midnight tonight PDT to respond or did I miss his surrender? Im working on it right now. I just sent a pm to Darth Wong and Surlethe about it. I should have it posted by midnight tonight, Pacific Standard Time. I want to be sure to avoid the formatting problems that my...
by Voluntaryist
2008-04-26 12:03am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Comment thread for Anarcho-Libertarian Coliseum debate
Replies: 406
Views: 51288

So does Valleytard have until midnight tonight PDT to respond or did I miss his surrender? Im working on it right now. I just sent a pm to Darth Wong and Surlethe about it. I should have it posted by midnight tonight, Pacific Standard Time. I want to be sure to avoid the formatting problems that my...
by Voluntaryist
2008-04-21 06:41am
Forum: The Coliseum
Topic: Anarcho-libertarianism (Voluntaryist V Surlethe)
Replies: 14
Views: 36074

You are essentially asking to alter the dictionary definition; there's no need to do that. Let's just stick with the real meaning in the English language. I am not asking to alter the dictionary at all. I am proposing a definition that has more context for this debate than what the dictionary offer...
by Voluntaryist
2008-04-21 01:03am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Comment thread for Anarcho-Libertarian Coliseum debate
Replies: 406
Views: 51288

Im finishing it right now. Im in pacific time.
by Voluntaryist
2008-04-20 03:32am
Forum: The Coliseum
Topic: Anarcho-libertarianism (Voluntaryist V Surlethe)
Replies: 14
Views: 36074

From this point on, response times will be limited to three days. It is completely unreasonable to expect to drag out this debate for months, which is how long it's going to take at this rate. So far, with just two rounds in, it's already taken a month. This is beyond ridiculous, and nobody wants t...
by Voluntaryist
2008-04-09 10:14pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Comment thread for Anarcho-Libertarian Coliseum debate
Replies: 406
Views: 51288

Personally Im against time limits, since obviously both Surlethe and I are having IRL situations that are slowing us down.

Actually, a time limit might be ok if it was generous, like 10 days or something.

What do you think about a 10 day deadline Surlethe?
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-30 07:02pm
Forum: The Coliseum
Topic: Anarcho-libertarianism (Voluntaryist V Surlethe)
Replies: 14
Views: 36074

An institution claiming sole authority, a priori, over an area and/or populace. Why should we use this definition? Merriam-Webster instead gives: : the act or process of governing; specifically : authoritative direction or control obsolete : moral conduct or behavior : discretion : the office, auth...
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-28 09:46pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Comment thread for Anarcho-Libertarian Coliseum debate
Replies: 406
Views: 51288

Yes, it did. But it ate far more than my homework :(

Anyway I do remember most of my response and Im recreating it from memory now. Ill post it as soon as its ready.
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-28 07:27pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Comment thread for Anarcho-Libertarian Coliseum debate
Replies: 406
Views: 51288

Bad news guys, Youll never believe this, but last night while I was putting the finishing touches on my official debate response, my hard drive died on me! Im trying to recover the data in there, cause thats where my draft response was, but so far no luck. The HD seems to be totally fucked :cry: Hor...
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-25 07:57pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Obama's tax forms: How much do senators get paid?
Replies: 5
Views: 787

The Obamas filed a joint return, so what you see on that 2006 form of theirs is their combined income. A Senator like Barack gets about $160K in salary from the US gov. He also got lots of book royalties, and of course his wife makes money too. But pretty much all senators are rich, or at least uppe...
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-25 07:52pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Rising Food Prices and Possible Reasons
Replies: 26
Views: 2717

Thank you Surlethe, And yes I am right in that the drop in the dollar value is one of the reasons that staple goods are rising in cost, at least in the US. Gold is at an all time high, and of course it isnt cause gold is just suddenly more valuable, but its because the dollar is worth less comparati...
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-25 05:58pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Rising Food Prices and Possible Reasons
Replies: 26
Views: 2717

Another reason for rising food prices, at least in the US, is due to inflation. The dollar has lost quite a lot of value in a short amount of time, and staple goods in the US are becoming more expensive as a result.
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-24 05:54pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Homeopathy 'Explained'
Replies: 32
Views: 2817

James Randi explains Homeopathy quite well in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWE1tH93G9U
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-24 03:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: How Christians worship
Replies: 2
Views: 797

How Christians worship

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=540453&in_page_id=1811 A 15-year-old boy has been crucified in the Philipines today in a gory ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ. Dozens of Filipinos, including the boy and an 18-year-old girl, were nailed to ...
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-24 03:27pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: 4,000
Replies: 30
Views: 2623

Does anybody here expect the perpetrators of this crime against humanity (both US and Iraqi deaths) to be held accountable?

And if so, by whom?
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-18 05:10am
Forum: The Coliseum
Topic: Anarcho-libertarianism (Voluntaryist V Surlethe)
Replies: 14
Views: 36074

First off, I want to say thanks to Surlethe for taking the time to debate me, and thanks to the Star Destroyer Forums and Darth Wong for setting up the debate. Anarcho-libertarianism, aka Voluntaryism, was noted in Darth's post as being defined thusly by Merriam-Webster: 1 : a political theory holdi...
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-14 06:29pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: First try...didn't work so well
Replies: 35
Views: 850

CaptainChewbacca wrote:WAAAAAH I wish I was debating V!
Im working on my opening argument. And you can go fuck yourself, clown. Youre not a mod in here from what I can tell. I'll hang out in here too if I want; I didnt see any rules saying that I couldnt.
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-14 06:27pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: First try...didn't work so well
Replies: 35
Views: 850

Thumbs down! Thumbs up! Release the cassowaries with the steel claws! So, while these debates are going on, are we not allowed to give advice or ideas to either side? Almost would seem unfair, like having two gladiators duking it out and then tossing one a grenade or something. It's not as if eithe...
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-14 06:26pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: First try...didn't work so well
Replies: 35
Views: 850

Why do you insist on making post after post? If you have something to add to your last post just use edit. That partially explains how you managed to get 160 post in what, 9 days. In my first thread, my very second post asked how I could edit. A mod told me I couldnt edit. Apparently that rule was ...
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-14 04:44pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: First try...didn't work so well
Replies: 35
Views: 850

Why do you insist on making post after post? If you have something to add to your last post just use edit. That partially explains how you managed to get 160 post in what, 9 days. In my first thread, my very second post asked how I could edit. A mod told me I couldnt edit. Apparently that rule was ...
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-14 04:42pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: First try...didn't work so well
Replies: 35
Views: 850

LOL one more thought for Kodiak...

I quoted Thoreau, and you quote a joke from Colbert. You automatically lose for that.
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-14 04:41pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: First try...didn't work so well
Replies: 35
Views: 850

So THAT'S why everyone in Somalia and Afghanistan are having so much fun. Somalia has only been stateless for a half dozen years or so, to varying degrees (Islamists trying to take over, etc). Yet, analysts have noted that its doing much better nowadays since the government collapsed. And when did ...
by Voluntaryist
2008-03-14 04:21pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: First try...didn't work so well
Replies: 35
Views: 850

Shroom Man 777 wrote:Socialists? Just because some of the folks here are advocating good governance?
Pwnage in 3, 2, 1...

That which governs best is that which governs least
-Henry David Thoreau