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Politics as usual is over

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Thebastidge, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Thebastidge

    Thebastidge 10411 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver WA 98662 Well-Known Member

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    This is posted for your consideration, without implying it is the final word or even mostly accurate.

    Eric S. Raymond is a very intelligent guy, pivotal in the open source software community, an outspoken libertarian. When he says something, I consider it carefully, even when I disagree. Perhaps most especially when I disagree.

    Armed and Dangerous » Blog Archive » Politics as usual is over

    It is worth wading through both the linked articles of his, and the comments- he has an unusually high signal/noise ratio among his commenters.
  2. esr

    esr Malvern, PA New Member

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    You could have added to that description: Shooter, Second Amendment advocate, and occasional firearms instructor.
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting. As much as I hate to say it, unless we have the courage honesty to admit that the massive entitlements must end I see the scenario he paints happening. The only question is how quick will it happen and just how bad it will get.
  4. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    The biggest 'entitlement' of all is the 1.2 TRILLION dollar annual spending on so-called 'National Security'. Read this article:

    $1.2 Trillion: The National Security Figure No One Wants You To See | Common Dreams

    People who argue for keeping this government monstrosity intact while cutting home heating assistance to Grandmother routinely pass themselves off as 'fiscally responsible', 'liberty loving', bla bla bla. As if.