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Forum: The Internet 01-27-2020, 07:07 PM
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Posted By henry quirk
😆 I stand corrected: 👍🏻

😆

I stand corrected: 👍🏻
Forum: The Internet 01-27-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
And me: I don't give enough of a shit about the...

And me: I don't give enough of a shit about the subject to get riled.

We can conclude: fear & apathy can make for a good simulation of civility.
Forum: The Internet 01-27-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
The above ain't got nuthin' to do with my point.

The above ain't got nuthin' to do with my point.
Forum: The Internet 01-27-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
Exactly: I offend against the state, not the...

Exactly: I offend against the state, not the business.

When I'm tried, and found guilty, the fine I pay is to the state: I pay no compensation to the business.

And, the final nail: if I have no...
Forum: The Internet 01-27-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
So, if I go to trial (cuz I won't insure, won't...

So, if I go to trial (cuz I won't insure, won't pay fines, and keep drivin'): is it 'me vs the insurance company' or 'me vs the state'?
Forum: The Internet 01-27-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
If Progressive could have me arrested for not...

If Progressive could have me arrested for not doin' business with Progressive, you'd have a point. But they can't, so you don't.
Forum: The Internet 01-27-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
I'll wait for you to foist up a single verifiable...

I'll wait for you to foist up a single verifiable example of a company havin' the gov jail someone cuz that someone declined to do business with with that company...but I won't hold my breath.
Forum: The Internet 01-25-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
Actually, gov is made up of thousands of...

Actually, gov is made up of thousands of individuals, employees, each and every one, all tasked supposedly to manage resources of one kind or another, each supposedly lent a certain amount of power...
Forum: The Internet 01-24-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
Only when makin' Soylent Green.

Only when makin' Soylent Green.
Forum: The Internet 01-24-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
The employers (the private citizens) know the...

The employers (the private citizens) know the employees (the elected folk) are fuckin' around. Some care, many don't.

Domestication.
Forum: Health 01-24-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,513
Posted By henry quirk
It is, so let's not block it. Instead: accelerate...

It is, so let's not block it. Instead: accelerate it, get 'em through it, lickety-split.
Forum: The Internet 01-24-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
No, it's like sayin' a kid fucks around with an...

No, it's like sayin' a kid fucks around with an ant farm, instead of just leavin' 'em be.

It's worse though, cuz humans aren't ants to be farmed (but those folks who are supposed to be our...
Forum: The Internet 01-24-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
"The government is not only a regulator, but a...

"The government is not only a regulator, but a participant in the market."

Yeah, it interferes up and down the line: as regulator, standard-setter, participant; as enforcer, as restrictor, as...
Forum: The Internet 01-24-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
If gov is an intrinsic part of the market (as...

If gov is an intrinsic part of the market (as regulator, for example [which is interference to my mind]) then the market is managed, not free.

And: I didn't say diddly about privately-maintained...
Forum: The Internet 01-23-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
👍🏻

👍🏻
Forum: The Internet 01-23-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
When the big stick of gov is levied against, or...

When the big stick of gov is levied against, or used to to protect, someone in the economy (even with the best of intentions), this is rank interference that short circuits the market. Let buyers and...
Forum: The Internet 01-22-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
"Why does it matter how it's foster, supported,...

"Why does it matter how it's foster, supported, or protected?"

Cuz free and managed are not synonymous.

#

"They cater to what people will put up with in exchange for pictures of cats."
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Forum: The Internet 01-22-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MeWe_(social_media...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MeWe_(social_media)

Me, I never heard of 'em before Luce's mention of them up-thread.

I take wiki with a grain, but, if the piece is accurate, they don't seem so...
Forum: The Internet 01-22-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
"Because the first guy to come up with a...

"Because the first guy to come up with a workable, economic solution dominates their end of the market, and competition is at best desultory."

As long as the monopoly isn't fostered, supported, or...
Forum: The Internet 01-21-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
Forum: The Internet 01-20-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
Forum: The Internet 01-16-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,550
Posted By henry quirk
Read books (before the Firemen come).

Read books (before the Firemen come).
Forum: Health 01-16-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,513
Posted By henry quirk
What a fuckin' curse that nonsense is.

What a fuckin' curse that nonsense is.
Forum: Health 01-16-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,513
Posted By henry quirk
No, it doesn't work when parents are in...

No, it doesn't work when parents are in opposition.

Not applicable in my circumstance.

In his circumstance: well, mebbe he shoulda picked a better bride.
Forum: Health 01-16-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,513
Posted By henry quirk
FYI: the site is 'biased', the piece (and internally-linked pieces), opinion.

https://www.chicksonright.com/blog/2020/01/16/dr-anna-collins-weighs-in-on-young-people-making-gender-transitions/
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