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Submitted by John Aziz of Azizonomics blog,

 

The losers in elections often take the loss badly. Just as some Gore supporters in 2000 shouted about moving to Canada, some Romney supporters have taken the loss particularly badly too:

 

And perhaps the most poignant:

 

All the Republican rage made me think about the origins of America. So much emigration out of Europe to America came out of political and religious or ethnic friction and disagreement with the regimes in Europe (and later, the rest of the world). Many, many Americans are the descendants of Europeans who came to America to practise religion or politics the way they wanted to, and not the way that their nation, or the Catholic church, or a Feudal lord wanted them to.

That same independent-mindedness and the hunger for self-governance was the force that gave the Founding Fathers the chutzpah to finally sever ties with the British Empire in 1776 and strike out on its own as an independent nation.

For those who want to strike out into the unknown in the pursuit of self-governance, such options don’t exist anymore. There is no great sparsely inhabited continent spread out (except perhaps Antarctica which is already claimed-for) for those who want to strike out on their own. Those of a libertarian temperament and with a hunger for self-governance used to come to America. But in the modern, globalised world, where can they go?

Where is the next America? Where is the next land that people seeking self-governance can emigrate to?

One prospective answer has been seasteading — moving out onto floating cities in international waters. Perhaps that will satisfy the desires of a few in the coming years, but not everyone wants to live at sea. It is another frontier, but there are many challenges to overcome. For one thing, governments have navies, and may lay claim to successful floating cities near their waters, seeking new tax revenues. Pirates may pose a similar challenge.

In the much longer term, the answer will almost certainly be leaving the planet. The only uncolonised great new continents left are the ones up in space, on other planets.  There is no more effective or complete way to depart. So it is rather poetic that in the past couple of days a new Earthlike planet in a star’s habitable zone has been discovered.

Via the BBC:

Astronomers have spotted another candidate for a potentially habitable planet — and it is not too far away.

 

The star HD 40307 was known to host three planets, all of them too near to support liquid water.

 

But research to appear in Astronomy and Astrophysics has found three more – among them a “super-Earth” seven times our planet’s mass, in the habitable zone where liquid water can exist.

 

Many more observations will be needed to confirm any other similarities.

 

But the find joins an ever-larger catalogue of more than 800 known exoplanets, and it seems only a matter of time before astronomers spot an “Earth 2.0? — a rocky planet with an atmosphere circling a Sun-like star in the habitable zone.

The hunger for self-governance led to the birth of America. It seems highly likely, in the very long run, that the hunger for self-governance will be the force that leads not only to local space colonisation (near-earth asteroids, Mars, asteroid belt, the moons of the gas giants) but ultimately deep space colonisation. The private space industry today is already driven by libertarian-leaning individuals like Bert Rutan, Robert Zubrin and Peter Thiel.

Powerful central government drives nonconformists to find ways to escape it. If the only road to self-governance left is up into space, then that is the road that will be taken. In the end, fury over a lost election may be the thing that drives humanity to the stars.

 


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Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:21 | Link to Comment Zer0head
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WTF

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:29 | Link to Comment CH1
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Sufficiently feasible spacecrafts will be destroyed by the state.

Escape is not permitted.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:42 | Link to Comment Enslavethechild...
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They could have taken Pandora with 1 Central Banker, 1 stack of paper and 1 big bottle of ink. No planes or bombs required

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:56 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Why all the angst? It's now official: there is no discernible difference between the 2012 presidential candidates. In fact, they're twins.

A young Kenyan mother has named her newborn twin sons after the U.S. president-elect and his defeated Republican challenger.

Millicent Owuor, 20, gave birth to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Wednesday at the Siaya District Hospital in southwest Kenya, according to the Standard

Owuor told the Kenyan news outlet her sons' names will always remind her of the election in the United States.

 

See: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/kenyan-mother-names-twins-barack-obama-mitt-romney-132344622.html

 

Apparently it's true that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. But surprisingly, Mitt Romney was too.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:08 | Link to Comment economics9698
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What needs to happen in America is for it to divide.  Miami, North East, Midwest, California, Alaska, Hawaii.  White America will not accept being the slaves of Hispanics and blacks. 

When the Social Security runs dry and the old farts are on their own there will be no reason to stay together as more white people realizes they do not want to work to provide benefits to the below 100 IQ dependent crowd.

That’s the way it has always been and that’s the way America will go.  Diversity always leads to civil war and new nations.  Europe will realize this; England already has had a dose of it with their race riots.  The multicultural nations will fall apart when the money is worthless just like it fell apart in Bosnia and Serbia.

Give the Jews Miami and the Northeast, the Mexicans California, and make the middle USA free and libertarian. 

That’s how it will go down.  Just like in the USSR.  Just like in Yugoslavia.  

 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:10 | Link to Comment TwoShortPlanks
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I disagree (although I'm not from there)....it's Bread and Circuses all the way.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:12 | Link to Comment economics9698
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When the money is worthless it all changes.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:23 | Link to Comment old naughty
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Or, when the draft is back...

Perhaps tunnels will be built in the north also?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:28 | Link to Comment TwoShortPlanks
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"When the money is worthless it all changes".....I think Roman history refutes that.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:10 | Link to Comment Lore
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Roman history confirms it in spades!  You've heard of coin-clipping?  Ostraca?  We've slipped down a very old and proven slope.

http://www.gold-eagle.com/gold_digest_01/stott041901pv.html

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 23:03 | Link to Comment aka Gil
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This is the last place on earth.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 04:28 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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As if human nature would change on another planet?

 

  • Haves vs. have nots
  • politicial corruption
  • selfish genes

 

when siblings can't even get along peacefully and fight over inheritance, how can you expect large societies to function optimally?

 

enjoy your time here. there is no god and 100 years from now, none of this shit matters.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 05:52 | Link to Comment Enslavethechild...
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Enjoy rebelling against your captors today, in a hundred years your grandchildren will not have freedom of speech. They will have the freedom to choose between being enslaved or being enslaved

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 15:23 | Link to Comment smiler03
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Dear John,

 

It's good to hear that you're enjoying your holiday in Washington.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 04:02 | Link to Comment TwoShortPlanks
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That's my whole point! Roman history has shown us that the system CAN be held together for decades (100-150 years was it?) while coin clipping (currency debasement) was taking place, even as it spiralled out of control it was held together...all they did was distract the citizens...ergo my post, Bread and Circuses!

I disagreed with economics9698 statement because Rome DID in fact hold together while the currency was worthless as they enforced price controls, land taxes, heck, they virtually made the Empire a prison (for land owners) for 75 years or so (sound familiar?)...that's why they were able to get away with debasing for a period far longer than our modern monetary system has even existed (since 1944). "When the money is worthless it all changes"...no it doesn't, it can be held off for a long time; we're kicking the can aren't we, and who's buying Gold? Certainly not Joe Six Pack, he's watching reality shows on TV and eating McDonalds bought on food stamps (Bread and Circuses)...and don't fool yourselves people, we're walking the same path right now.

Also, Rome's Prision Empire, where land owners who ran away were captured and dumped back on their lands (to grow shit and pay taxes again)...THAT's going to apply to modern property owners who have mortgages outstanding, regardles of equity, asset prices etc if you cannot sell to a greater fool and the economy tanks.

All Rome did to protect itself was to ensure that the Army was paid in pure Gold. In modern terms, that's QE being fed to the Banks, today!

Thanks for taking the time to enage in conversation Lore.

And to the bicycle helmet wearing bus commuting fucktards who diss'd my earlier post without bothering to question it, here's a nice clip to go with tonight's Thorazine injection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cVlTeIATBs

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 05:36 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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No, ShortPlanks. Things move much faster now. Cf. HFT: insider-trading at the speed of light. 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 06:13 | Link to Comment TwoShortPlanks
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Markets are NOT the economy....besides, I'm not talking about a 100 years of debasement, I'm talking about at least 10 years that they'll be able to support, manipulate, restrict, enforce, shut-down...you name it, all for the sake of supporting the system (beyond what's already been done)....you'll see.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 07:47 | Link to Comment eclectic syncretist
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What concerns me is how long it took between the decline of the Roman empire until something significantly positive happened again (historically speaking).   There were several lost centuries in there.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:36 | Link to Comment Karlus
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And you saw how Rome ended up.

Also, what would Caeser have to say about that? Got nailed because he got too powerful....lesson here

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:08 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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Jack Vance: "The Beyond? There will always be a Beyond...". 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:48 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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His "Dying Earth" series seems more appropriate.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 05:37 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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'cept Cugel was white, not black. 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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Maybe he was white because the sun wasn't pumping out enough UV radiation.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:08 | Link to Comment Louie the Dog
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Give the Jews Miami and the Northeast, the Mexicans California, and make the middle USA free and libertarian. 

I agree with your post, but Jews in Miami?  You're three decades behind the times.  Hispanics run the ship down here and have for years.  The Jews moved up to Boca Raton years ago.  The spanish have a lock on Miami-Dade county and it's just a matter of a few years before Broward and Palm Beach counties are overrun by the hispanic parasite class.  I'd just concede the state from the lake south and build the wall.

The Balkanization of the US is all but assured.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 23:27 | Link to Comment economics9698
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Translation… let the 138 IQ Jews move to Miami and tell the Cubans how to run the show.  Just as long as the Jews are out of the middle and northern Florida I don’t give a shit.  Let them be compassionate with the 93 IQ crowd.  They are Gods chosen people, they can run Miami.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:30 | Link to Comment Nobody For President
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Nope. California gets split into Southern California and Columbia - a.k.a. Evergreen. 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 01:51 | Link to Comment roadlust
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Forgot about the neo-Nazi celebrants on ZH.  There's always North Korea if you're looking for mono culture facism.  Oh yeah, not White.  Ok, just go to Utah, it's already set up for you.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:02 | Link to Comment Oracle of Kypseli
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<<<For those who want to strike out into the unknown in the pursuit of self-governance, such options don’t exist anymore.>>>>

Not true. We have been perpetual travelers for years now. Addresses of record in several countries. Incomes from several sources. Three passports and very minimal taxation.

It does require however, to speak a few languages, have marketable skills and above average income for a family. For younger individuals, starting with teaching English overseas and keep moving under the radar (taxwise) does the trick. Make fiends, Find work with international corporations and on and on. After a while it becomes easier and easier.

Just do it.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:15 | Link to Comment Doña K
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In our travels it has been our experience that in many countries, excluding only a few, visitors are treated differently than the locals as foreign exchange is important. Malaysia as an example will bend over backwards to keep you there, even if you have as low as $1500 USD coming in and several years later will offer you passport. Same with Republica Dominicana.

So, I do agree that perpetual traveling is a good option. BTW: Perpetual traveling only means that you leave a country when you sense that it is time to go or if you find a better opportunity. Perhaps you should leave before you sense anything and you can always go back there again. 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 23:55 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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ditto

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:24 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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Did you rob honest people in order to 'make fiends'?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:04 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Define honest.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:03 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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just playing on the typo 'fiends' instead of friends...  i would hope honest people became fiends and rise up to being robbed by taxation, etc 

  if you don't, then you're just a chump

we're all stuck being chumps here

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:56 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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That has nothing to do with living somewhere where you are not subject to the whims of the state, i.e. somewhere self-governance exists.

I'm not belittling your strategy, if anything I'm jealous, but you're just not arguing apples to apples.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:08 | Link to Comment zorba THE GREEK
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I say the time has come to take back this planet.

There is nowhere left to run. Time to stand and fight.

Those who would enslave us are not prepared to die inorder to do so.

So we must be prepared to die in order to be free.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 23:06 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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The ideology of non-violence turns men into sheep. Same as ever. Ghandi would be appalled if he saw what has become of his country since independence. Our Founders would as well. The difference is, the latter would not hesitate to do something about it.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:57 | Link to Comment TwoShortPlanks
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"Sufficiently feasible spacecrafts "....

I'm sorry, but any chance of the human species (Virus) exploring space has been pissed up against the wall of greed and war long ago. We once had sufficient natural resources to make a good attempt at leaving earth, but alas, we chose the path we've always taken, and partied our arse off. Even L.E.O. is a Pipe-Dream.

We will not be leaving this rock, and that's a good thing for other star systems. It was a gift, and look how we've treated it. Better that we remain chained by physics to this planet and if we make it-we make it, if we don't, well, so long and thanks for all the fish!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG6b3V2MNxQ

PS. Just for the record; all this bull shit about missions to Mars and back to the Moon comes out of NASA's Marketing, Public Relations, and Prospective Budgeting Department, certainly not out of their Reality Department.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:00 | Link to Comment Tippoo Sultan
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She came from Planet Claire
I knew she came from there
She drove a Plymouth Satellite
Faster than the speed of light
Planet Claire has pink air
All the trees are red
No one ever dies there
No one has a head

Bizarre article indeed.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:00 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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I bet the Easter Island people partied, too.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:07 | Link to Comment TwoShortPlanks
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Yup, and the Myans....interestingly, the native New Zealand Polynesian's actually had eco-stability fishing laws. They knew their shit.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:10 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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The Maori are Bad. Ass.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:30 | Link to Comment old naughty
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Eh, bad asses from Galaxy Command forbids in-humane earthlings to escape from this hellhole (until wrath of Gaia plays out)...

Sigh.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:35 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Meh. Once the human race has extinguished itself, something better will come along.

Nature likes to experiment.

 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:44 | Link to Comment old naughty
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Lab rats...

we are.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:56 | Link to Comment Jay Gould Esq.
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Was this article actually penned by Vinz Clortho, the loyal Keymaster of Gozer, under nom-de-plume ?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:11 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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"It has often been said that, if the human species fails to make a go of it here on Earth, some other species will take over the running. In the sense of developing high intelligence this is not correct. We have, or soon will have, exhausted the necessary physical prerequisites so far as this planet is concerned. With coal gone, oil gone, high-grade metallic ores gone, no species however competent can make the long climb from primitive conditions to high-level technology. This is a one-shot affair. If we fail, this planetary system fails so far as intelligence is concerned. The same will be true of other planetary systems. On each of them there will be one chance, and one chance only."

Sir Fred Hoyle

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:04 | Link to Comment Kiwi Pete
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Shame those eco-warriors killed all the Moa. Every last one! What were they thinking?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 08:18 | Link to Comment Taint Boil
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The closest star would take 72,000 years to reach with current technology – so yes …. WTF

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:29 | Link to Comment Michaelwiseguy
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We should have a poll to see how many days it takes the mainstream media to mention the name Ron Paul. So far it's two days and counting without the name Ron Paul uttered on TV.

 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:37 | Link to Comment Wakanda
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I think it will take a while for someone in the MSM to openly say the obvious, that Ron Paul sank Romney.  BO for 4 more years is bittersweet revenge for RP and his supporters on the GOP for the way they were treated the last two years.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:52 | Link to Comment mess nonster
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No-one will ever say it but it's true. The RNC was so shit-scared of RP that they decided Obama was the better choice. The RNC fucked Ron Paul and this is what they deserve. I went to a party thrown by one of my wife's girlfriends. All the chicks voted for Obama because he didn't say "legitimate rape'. They don't have to worry about getting pregnant because Obama only likes anal sex. Bend over, and he aint got no lube.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:28 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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RP's c. 1 million+ actual voters had something to do with the Romney debacle. But remember, Obama was - 10 million votes vs. '08 and the Repubes still could not win. Fact is, thanks to the 'net, there are some 10 to 20 million White HardRight gunsels who can no longer be fooled by Repube Oligarchs running Corporate Socialists (Bush, Dole, Bush, Bush, McCain, Romney) and calling them "Conservatives". With the Brown Tide now submerging Florida, Grand Old Pedophiles are no longer a national party and will go the way of the Whigs. Good-bye and good riddance.  

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 01:22 | Link to Comment Michaelwiseguy
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Step 1 complete.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 05:40 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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Precisely.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:58 | Link to Comment cpzimmon
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Hindsight is always 20/20. But you know what? Ron Paul could have very well won the election. The Republicans are out of touch...maybe they're the ones who should be looking for a new planet.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:55 | Link to Comment Ident 7777 economy
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Deluded.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:27 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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Yessir, moron. The black/brown Free Shit Army, the White gubmint employees, the Zionists, the countryclub lib republicrats, all were just itchin' to vote for 'ol Ron. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:41 | Link to Comment SillySalesmanQu...
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+1 Wakanda, well said.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:06 | Link to Comment fuu
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Ron Paul did not sink Romney, Romney sank Romney. He can own up to his own failure.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:18 | Link to Comment Louie the Dog
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Ron Paul did not sink Romney, Romney sank Romney. He can own up to his own failure.

Correct.  And the RNC didn't sink Ron Paul.  Ron Paul sank Ron Paul.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:35 | Link to Comment drexlraw
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-1 for no sarc/

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 08:51 | Link to Comment Bobbyrib
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I can't red arrow him either. WTF?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 12:00 | Link to Comment autonomos
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because of italic font on first letter

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:35 | Link to Comment fuu
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I'm not sure Ron is sunk. He isn't president but history will treat him better than Mitt or Obama.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:48 | Link to Comment Zer0head
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he was on with Betty Looo this AM - I'll get the video (unless the scumbags omitted it - BBG are such effing aholes)  - he was okay - better was the mainstream guy who followed him - he agreed

 

stupid fucking GOP lost the election because they made him an outcast  - the young demographic gets him\

here he is

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/ron-paul-on-fiscal-cliff-and-vows-to-comp...

 

and here is the money guy that followed him

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/chachas-general-economic-behavior-under-s...

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:01 | Link to Comment Michaelwiseguy
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Thanks for the links. Ron Paul's name may have been uttered once or twice in passing on a couple of the big 6 TV media networks, conversation too quickly passed over to merit a youtube video for, and no critical mass whatsoever. A few good articles are surfacing.


Republicans Rage as the Great Burning Arrives

Millions have been exposed to the brilliant, clarified concepts of human action and have come to understand the corrosive effects of the modern central bank business cycle. This knowledge will continue to percolate. It runs like acid through the fragile facade of illiteracy and socialist lies that the power elite constructed over centuries to try to obscure the truth about human relations.

As the veil shrivels and smokes, one cannot look away. Once one begins to understand the truth about how the world works, there is no going back. The shock to the system is profound. It tends to take over one's life. The idea that every nook and cranny of one's consciousness has been controlled and "directed" is an overwhelming concept.

People who come to such conclusions find their lives have changed. It is physically and mentally impossible to ignore it. And it is difficult not to proselytize because the reality is so profound.

For the mainstream media already it is as if the Ron Paul candidacy, which shook the establishment from top to bottom, never existed. But ignoring the candidacy and its violent repression is a bit like trying to ignore the aftermath of an earthquake. The ruin is all around you and trying to pretend it is not there won't make it go away. The political landscape in our view has changed irredeemably, as we long ago believed it would.

http://www.thedailybell.com/28267/Republicans-Rage-as-the-Great-Burning-Arrives

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:23 | Link to Comment Quantum Nucleonics
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It will be interesting and amusing to see if Ron Paul gets an electoral vote or two from a faithless elector.  I believe his campaign managed to sneak in a couple people onto the Electoral College.

Now that he's out of Congress and getting on in years, I expect Paul to fade from view pretty quickly.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:54 | Link to Comment cpzimmon
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The only thing I can say to it is ...WOW...Far out.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:55 | Link to Comment JustObserving
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In the end, fury over a lost election may be the thing that drives humanity to the stars.

Dose Aziz know that in 2008, Bush started the Constellation program to get a man to the moon by 2018.  By 2010, the date had been set back to 2028 and then canceled by Obama.  We cannot even get to the moon by 2028 and Aziz dreams of colonization of distant planets just because of a lost election.

Luckily for Aziz, Marijuana was legalized in a few places.  A cow can jump over the moon and you can jump to your distant planet to escape a lost election.

 


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 09:58 | Link to Comment exi1ed0ne
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 "Earth that was could no longer sustain our numbers, we were so many. We found a new solar system, dozens of planets and hundreds of moons. Each one terraformed, a process taking decades, to support human life, to be new Earths."

While unlikely, it is the only real hope left of avoiding the boot smashing into the face of humanity forever.  Launch tech has not advanced much because of the monopoly and iron grip of regulation governments have had on it.  There are several ways to get mass up to 17,000mph. Lighting a large column of explosives being the only one currently used due to it's applicability to project more explosives on far away targets.  It's hard to put a several mile long rail gun on an aircraft carrier.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:57 | Link to Comment GraveyardSpiral
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Yeah, that's right Aziz, run away...this is how we got to where we are, everybody runs from tyranny instead of standing against it.  Why the fuck should "we" leave, there is another option.....

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:01 | Link to Comment Enslavethechild...
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Fuck the Redcoats, shoot the *#&% suckers

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:13 | Link to Comment economics9698
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Fuck the queen.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 06:42 | Link to Comment JimS
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She's too old.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:42 | Link to Comment Karlus
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Are they wearing camo or Raiders jackets?

Truth be told, i dont think the army would back up the govt if the supply chain fails. Look at NJ, NYC and Crooklyn.

That said, I think their next move is to collect up the rifles. Hard for the Revolution to be Televised without Main Battle Rifles

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:38 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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Do you own an M1A? Once you have one, you will never give it up in this life. It's what freedom looks like. It is to die for. Fat suburban neo-conz and their little plastic AR BB-guns? Yeah, those'll be handed over. 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:42 | Link to Comment Karlus
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Dooplicate :)

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:43 | Link to Comment Race Car Driver
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> WTF

Right? I thought this was another Simon Black article.

I wish Simon would go colonise some other space.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:43 | Link to Comment omniversling
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No need for a 'new land', just a proper understanding of the one you're in. Are you a creditor or a debtor? Think you know American history? This is a game changer for those who have the patience and interest to sit, view and absorb. 

An alternative to a new land, and a continuance of the 'blueteam/red team meme is to understand the basis of law (commerce & Admiralty) and understand your place in it. Take responsibility for your destiny. Become a creditor. Don't be a debtor. This series of talks in lay terms is an absolute cracker! Enjoy your freedom!

THE UNITED COLLECTIVE

A Freedom Project: Living Temple, Brandon Adams’ Mastery in Commerce Course, Selected Videos

http://unitedcollective.wordpress.com/creditors-in-commerce/

 

A government captured by corporations, whose executive arm uses force and violence of a militarised 'police' force to control the assets (ex-citizens), is better called Fascist. 'Communism' is an obsolete term that was used to describe the extreme 'Left' political position….something beyond socialism. On the other hand NAZIs were 'National Socialists' and that is an obsolete term for fascists.

Good article here explaining the difference between Communism and Fascism: http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-communism-and-fascism/

Also this article updates the 'definitions' to include today's emergent version, PGF (Pro-Globalisation Fascism).
http://www.progressiveliving.org/definition_of_defined/definition_of_fascism_defined.htm

Deeper definition and genisis of the term Fascism: http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Fascism/Fascism_Wikipedia.html

Appears to me that the US is going down the road of Fascism, not Communism …China still has the mantle of that, but IMO the longer term plan of PGF is the 'Chinaisation' of the rest of the planet. Those in government who believe that they 'rule the people' rather than 'represent the people' love the China model (no coincidence that the undermining of the US middle class is carried out on the 'offshoring' of manufacturing to China). They'd like everyone on the planet to produce goods for 50c/hour.

"The State not only is authority which governs and molds individual wills with laws and values of spiritual life, but it is also power which makes its will prevail abroad…. For the Fascist, everything is within the State and… neither individuals nor groups are outside the State…. For Fascism, the State is an absolute, before which individuals or groups are only relative…."" – Mussolini

Mussolini, in a speech delivered on October 28, 1925, stated the following maxim that encapsulates the fascist philosophy: "Tutto nello Stato, niente al di fuori dello Stato, nulla contro lo Stato." ("Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State".) Therefore, he reasoned, all individuals' business is the state's business, and the state's existence is the sole duty of the individual.

And just found this very relevant post with excellent references and quotes:
How Amerika Is Evolving Into a Fascist State…
http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2012/09/how-a???i?a-is-evolving-into-a-fascist-state/

Peace, prosperity, and freedom friends...

 

 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 08:14 | Link to Comment onthesquare
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You see to have forgotten the 100 million pre USA inhabitants of this continent who had to be exterminated through lies and deceit.

Now everybody knows what George Carlin said "everybody lies"  Opps.  No more naive savages to raped, pillage and murder.  All concurring hoards do it.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:22 | Link to Comment Insideher Trading
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New Zealand.

Switzerland.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:37 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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Whats with the down arrows for new zealand? That was honestly one of my shit hits the fan places. Talk about being in the middle of fkin nowhere. Seems perfect.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:44 | Link to Comment PLira
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Whoa there Tonto, it is a "pick your preference spot to go to" post.

Down for Swissy, Up for Kiwi. Common on ZH but sometimes hard to recognize but you knew that.

Regards

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:45 | Link to Comment Insideher Trading
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Down for Switzerland?

I'd like to hear more about the reason behind that.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:01 | Link to Comment RSBriggs
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Because there are only two arrows to use when doing a mini-vote, one up and one down?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:48 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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If I leave the planet can I skype my kid? My facebook status updates would be interesting for at least a week.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:43 | Link to Comment Insideher Trading
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Nevis.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:43 | Link to Comment imaginalis
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El Salvador

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:03 | Link to Comment AGuy
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New Zealand is Socialist and Switzerland is practically a Gestopo state (Nanny gov't gone wild). Both are very small.

While not ideal, Austrialia has some potential, since its about the size of the United states and only has about 22 Million people, and English is the primary language. In the event of a New War, its perhaps the least likely to be wiped off the map. Although, its Gov't is morphing into nanny state.

The biggest problem leaving, is that in order to open a foriegn bank account, an American must give up his\her citizenship, and about 40% of there net worth (exPat Tax). Some countries also impose fees to become a resident.

While the Soviet Union had an Iron curtain to prevent its people from leaving, the US now has a financial curtain designed to prevent people from leaving, or at least leaving with their wealth. I suspect in the near future, additional barriers will be enacted by the US federal gov't to block exit.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:34 | Link to Comment Insideher Trading
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You're a complete fucking twat.

And learn the difference between 'their' and 'there' before you graduate high school. That's a free pro-tip.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:22 | Link to Comment you enjoy myself
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Texas.  no need to find new territory. 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:29 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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I am in for Texas. Live out at sea? Another planet? That's how much muscle a bunch of bankers and government workers have? I have to leave the planet or get run over by the Time Bandit while I am trying to take a shit in the ocean? This is the nuttiest article I have ever seen on here.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:19 | Link to Comment vato poco
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Naw, pardner, you might as well forget about Texas, starting real soon. (and I say this as a born-n-bred Texan.) Texas is still the best place, and Texans are still the best people, but they ain't what they once were, and it's getting worse by the day. Houston, Dallas, S.A. & Austin are clogged with cars bearing their out-of-state-plated newcomers - God forbid you get stuck on the way to Boerne on a Friday afternoon, unless they finally got that damn new road built - and all the newcomers are/will vote for things to be **just the way they were back home**.

IOW, fucked-up. It pains me deeply to say it, but it's gonna happen, gang. Demographics is Destiny. A mere 50 years ago, California was also a very special place. The very best, the very brightest, the very most capable and skilled and creative men in the entire world lived in the Golden Mountain: California. Hell, even a lot of us Texans were secretly envious, although it would never be admitted to. 50 years ago, CA was a solid bastion of great schools, a terrific highway system, amazingly good social services, and a solid lock for the GOP come election time. 50 years ago, Los Angeles had the most white folks population of any large city in America. For real, no shit.

Just 2 generations ago.

And now look at the shithole it's become, and is about to get a LOT worse. It'll happen to Texas, too. I say Texas will be a reliable blue state no later than 2028, and more likely 2024. If you think I'm wrong, take a close look sometime at the city/county governments of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, & Austin and even, God help us, El Paso. (2nd prize in 'Armpit of USA' derby, after Detroit/Cleveland/St. Louis/Newwark/Gary 5-way tie for 1st.) Democrats all. It's how CA was ruined: they took control of the big cities, and then just outnumbered the small-town rubes, who may as well not bother to vote anymore. Read it and weep. 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:46 | Link to Comment Karlus
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Problem will solve itself when the grocery supply chain fails and the cities starve and the locusts try to leave. Good luck to Mr. Govt worker trying to get by outside of the city radius. They will die of thirst in the hot hot sun.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 10:21 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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In 70 years, Texas will be all but uninhabitable.....

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:13 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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America, over the last 200 years, suffered the same fate as CA and TX are suffering.

Become successful and wealthy and the hunter-gatherer liberals will find you and destroy you.

In terms of descendants, Europe is not only killing itself, it is killing the US.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:05 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Based on your handle, it is safe to say that you are are whole of all asses....

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 17:53 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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All excited about graduating from sixth grade next June, are you?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:33 | Link to Comment duo
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Texas' founders were men escaping the debts of East coast bankers. 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:23 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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Unfortunately, war is easier, and a tried and proven approach.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Abraxas
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Exactly! Many tribes left on Earth to rape, rub out and plunder. We're on it like a fat kid on a smarty.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:26 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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For those Repubs thinking of heading to Australia

http://rabett.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-message-from-civilization.html

 

Eli might also add: To those who are planning on leaving for Central or South America: they speak Spanish there. Jet Blue is offering free flights.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:06 | Link to Comment Ident 7777 economy
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No wonder you're such a godamned hard-core 'warmer' (believing member of the CHURCH of AGW) ... reading 'the rabbit' (Josh Halpern) will, and has, warped your mind ...

 

 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 08:55 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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98% of trained scientists agree on what the data is telling them...

Whereas churches tend to be long on belief and short on data if you catch my drift...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:09 | Link to Comment Manic by Proxy
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Australia has a carbon tax? How progressive. How manly. Was that instituted after or before those rugged Ausholes gave up their firearms without a whimper? Just wondering before I book passage.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:28 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Actually, electoral politics is working very well...

Shame on you for not fielding an electable candidate....

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:51 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
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Sorry. Did he scare your genitals?

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:03 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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You're a glutton for punishment some days.

But seriously: unless we get warp drive, a new habitable planet, and resident aliens to displace, our Holy Invisible Hand decreed system of competition and growth is nearing its end.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:42 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Getting snowed in is so much fun...

And the Hedge is testament to old adage:

"Whatever does not kill me, only makes me stronger"

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:44 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Can you disclose your location?

I'm here: http://www.josephoregonweather.com/

This particular exchange is breathtakingly humorous.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:36 | Link to Comment hangemhigh
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@SpasRex

I'm here: http://www.josephoregonweather.com/

was there....left long ago.......fabulously beautiful, safe??, place with enduring history of resilient, self reliant people.  

them pierced nosed dudes sure had some assymetrical country boy skills.......

peace to you and yours.............   

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 23:15 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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God's own country.

The Nez Perce recently bought a bunch of their old property at the foot of the lake and set it aside as a natural park.

I just visit family, but my Mom is from there.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 11:14 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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We got 7" of snow in Westchester, NY wed. evening and the roads were a shit show...

The little lady dragged me away to watch an absolute top-shelf PBS documentary on the Cuban Missle Crisis I had DVRed. I wish some of the Hedgies here would learn about Curtis LeMay. Kennedy was brilliant and one cannot help but be impressed by the rationality of Nikita with MAD staring him in the face...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:01 | Link to Comment Manic by Proxy
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And profoundly and deeply shame on you for fielding your electable candidate.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:28 | Link to Comment Lost Wages
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You could have pipe dreams of leaving the planet, or you could live in a sane, sustainable manner now and revert back to a more primitive form of life over the next 300 years. The indigenous lifestyle is the only lifestyle that has worked over the long term (at least 10,000 years), so find the last remaining tribes and try to salvage whatever is left of this filthy rock floating through space. It's all you've got. Everything else is just theoretical.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:29 | Link to Comment knowless
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i'm a single issue man, and that issue is moon bases..

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:02 | Link to Comment vato poco
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I was gonna go with "Tits" as my single issue, but that moon bases thing is good, too.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 23:51 | Link to Comment Karlus
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Tits are for babies. Legs....well legs are for men

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:49 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:30 | Link to Comment Zer0head
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and as for the seasteading BS

it's been here for years and is called

 

http://aboardtheworld.com/

a guy I know has two condos on the tub, one for him and the misses

and one for guests he spends three months (aggretate) on it and would live on it most of the year if circumstances permitted

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:30 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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And once you're up there who sends the food?

Nah, there's no escape from this roach motel at current levels of technology.

Texas sounds like a good bet right now.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:35 | Link to Comment CH1
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there's no escape from this roach motel at current levels of technology.

Excuse me???

Twelve guys came and went from the moon with forty year old tech.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:48 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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Tell us all how well Biosphere 2 went/is going.

All this living off-world/terraforming shit is a bunch of pipe dreams that will never happen.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:57 | Link to Comment CH1
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Biosphere? Who said anything about that joke?

You think there are zero habitable planets among the trillions of candidates? You have some kind of crystal ball!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 00:20 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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How many of those habitable planets can we get to?  ZERO.  The Moon is child's play compared to Mars and that's right next fucking door.  Other stars?  Please.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:52 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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Best to learn some Spanish before heading to TX, tho.  It won't be too long before the Latinos control most of the territory.  Just like the olden days.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:12 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Spoken like "the soft bigotry of lower expectations" NE fucktard you are.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 11:03 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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That response is batshit crazy, bro.  I realize I make you angry, but you should consider taking a breath before venting at me. 

I suggest you learn the language of the residents of ANY area as a COURTESY.  It's about having some respect for your neighbors.  Just like immigrants to the USA should learn some English.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:31 | Link to Comment ShortTheUS
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We can call it Planet Zero Hedge.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:37 | Link to Comment CH1
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I second the motion. :)

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:34 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Those who want America to become like Europe should move to Europe and STFU.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:39 | Link to Comment e-man
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I've been saying the same thing for years!  Many people in the US seem to believe we can have a socialist society with all the benefits of capitalism.  That's not how it works.  Ever. 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:56 | Link to Comment Zer0head
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we are china

 no independent judiciary

no independent media

now maybe our land is not being confiscated by corrupt bureaucrats but our savings sure as fck are (the land will follow)

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:35 | Link to Comment jonjon831983
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November 1, 2012 "FIRST ON CNN: Iranian jets fire on U.S. drone" http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/08/first-on-cnn-iranian-jets-fire-...

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:03 | Link to Comment worbsid
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The message here; OMG they did not hit the drone.  Man if you can't hit a drone that doesn't even know you are shooting, how the hell are you going to hit a Isreal jet that doesn't want to be hit and might even turn.  No sweat guys, they told us all we need to know about the Iranian AF.  Now if they miss a drone with a missle ... good to go! 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 23:55 | Link to Comment Karlus
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I would be suprised if they could even get a missile lock on a drone. I cant imagine that little 115hp 4 banger puts out as much heat as a vintage VW bus

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 01:04 | Link to Comment Isotope
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According to the article, they were using SU-25s. That is a dedicated ground attack aircraft. So I'm not surprised they couldn't hit it. Not to mention that if that's all they had for the attack, their air to air capability is even worse than I imagined.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:39 | Link to Comment tooriskytoinvest
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Hathaway: Gold Setup To Super-Surge To New All-Time Highs

http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2012/11/7_Hathaway__Gold_Setup_To_Super-Surge_To_New_All-Time_Highs.html

U.S. Continues Descent Toward Third World Status; Loses Top 10 Position Among Most Prosperous Countries

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/11/us-continues-descent-toward-third-world.html

Ron Paul & Jim Powell: It’s Now Officially Too Late To Avert Disaster. We Cannot Get Enough People In Congress In The Next Five-10 Years Who Will Do Wise Things. President Barack Obama Getting Re-elected Sets The Stage For Another Great Depression

http://investmentwatchblog.com/ron-paul-jim-powell-its-now-officially-too-late-to-avert-disaster-we-cannot-get-enough-people-in-congress-in-the-next-five-10-years-who-will-do-wise-things-president-barack-obama-getting-re-ele/ THE INVISIBLE EXPERIMENT WITH MONEY AND GOLD http://goldsilverworlds.com/gold-silver-insights/the-invisible-experiment-with-money-and-gold/
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:39 | Link to Comment flacorps
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Abandoned whaling stations on South Atlantic Islands. Do *not* dig for the underground pyramid!

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:41 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Planet HD 40307 will be inhabited with flying leeches that if removed take an ounce of flesh with them.

Not much different than living with Wall Street and Washington, but maybe the flora and fauna will be worth it.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:41 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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People, sometimes, need to just STFU... (Including myself)...

So ~ sorry for this post...

 

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 01:17 | Link to Comment Race Car Driver
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I was gonna reply to your post but then figured I'd STFU and deleted it.

So, this isn't a reply... just letting you know that I considered your advice and STFU.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:44 | Link to Comment JR
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Leaving the planet is not an option for those of us who must deal now with a great nation that's gone off track; it would seem that the best approach would be to get started fixing this one.

What I’ve just said regarding Rosie’s statement below that “If Obama caters to those who voted for him, then we can certainly expect populist policies to be the hallmark of his second term,” could be said here also.

This reelected government is hardly populist. A populist approach would have been Ron Paul: opposed to war, favoring common sense government,t and complete honesty about positions and never changing.

Obama is not a populist president; he’s a socialist dictator and a close associate of the bankers. He favors the cartel establishment that gives him the power and in order to operate his Administration, he lies about his positions and his situation.

And, btw, he is not moving along with the recovery; he is now going to be faced with dealing with the lies the bankers and Bernanke have used to keep the stock market up, the latter one of the few arguing points on some kind of recovery.

There isn’t any realistic recovery. We have extreme, horrible unemployment; small business is on the rocks; savers have been deprived of their saved labor; private pensioners have been betrayed by government-privileged corporations; America’s manufacturing base is gone, and the only leverage Rosie’s hopefuls have used for the recovery is government funding and redistribution.

And that’s hardly a good point for Rosie to stand on, or a reason for old men to dream dreams of seasteading.

My point is, we are now witnessing a huge split in the Republican Party between those who want to stand on conservative principles and those who want to become a companion party to the Democrats in order to help its leaders stay in Washington. This fight in the Republican Party is one of the good results coming out of the election because the Republican Party has been commandeered by the same operatives who commandeered the Democrat Party—both wings of the same bird of prey.

It is time to take America back; not leave her.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 21:07 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Makers vs. Takers?

LET'S GET READY TO RUUUMMMBBBLE!!!!!

I knew all that talk about "class warfare" being a bad thing was just politeness.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:08 | Link to Comment JR
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Yes, tax users versus tax payers.

But it’s not class warfare. It’s not class against class when you oppose illegals from coming in and breaking the law, starting by subverting the law and causing you to give up what you’ve worked for in order that they can take it free.

It’s not class warfare when you oppose Hispanic-Americans who favor illegal entry into the country, one-way open borders from Mexico into the US and amnesty in the US for all Mexicans.

To oppose illegal entrants coming into America to receive free benefits and/or to undermine US wages is not opposing a class; this is legal against illegal; law against lawlessness; this is hard work and property against robbery.

And to oppose people who are voting Democrat in order that they can support a different culture, a culture which among other things believes in higher taxes on people who have developed property and wealth, is not class warfare, it is love of country, culture and economic justice.

BUT, there has been a media campaign which can only be called class warfare; and it’s a class warfare of identifying European white males and white voters as being selfish about their property and values. Here is an example from this morning’s San Jose Mercury News:

“Just as the GOP years ago backed itself into a political-minority box in California by appealing to a vocal but shrinking base of white male voters while alienating other groups, many Republicans on Wednesday admitted they now face the same outcome on a national level unless they radically alter their strategy.

"’The national Republican Party is following the path of the California GOP, which means they're doomed unless they can find a way to reach not only Hispanic and Asian voters, but also women and even gays and lesbians,’ said Terry Christensen, political science professor emeritus at San Jose State University…

Obama didn't simply thump Romney in Tuesday's election, by winning Electoral College-rich battleground states like Ohio and Virginia. He exposed the faulty wiring of a Republican party that must win over Hispanics, Asians, women and young people as Obama did so dramatically in the polls.

“Along with strong majorities of black, Latino and Asian voters, Obama won 60 percent of voters under 30; among women, the president took 55 percent of the vote; while Romney won 52 percent of men…

"’I think the Republican party made a decision, and they were very well aware of it, that they can try to win this election without the minority vote, to push that white vote as best they can," [Arnold] Torres [a Sacramento political analyst and strategist] said. ‘If you look at those rallies, there was no color, no rainbow, nothing except white voters.’"

In 1994, California voters voted 59 to 41 percent to approve Proposition 187, the “Save Our State” Initiative that said California residents were not responsible for the schooling and health care of illegal aliens. It also stepped up labor law and border enforcement. It was overturned by one Federal judge.

California’s Latino population was 4.5 million in 1980; in the  first post-2010 US Census, California’s Hispanic population grew to 14.4 million or 38.2%; California’s white population fell to just under 15 million or 39.7 percent.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 22:39 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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It sucks to be the victim.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:46 | Link to Comment ultraticum
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Funny I haven't seen nullification or outright seccession mentioned here.  Your chances are way better in the "American Redoubt", the "flyover states", or the non-urban south of finding like-minded, independent, self sufficient people than they are in Australia or Switzerland for Christ's sake. 

But if you must flee (and I wouldn't blame you), flee to a corrupt, inept banana republic in South America or Asia where the police state is also a joke - unlike here in Obamney's AmeriKa.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:46 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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Hey, America did long exist before 1776. They can't blame Obama for there retarded education.

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:52 | Link to Comment f16hoser
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(National) 11/7/2012 - AMERICA'S CLAIRVOYANT ELECTION SYSTEM  http://blackboxvoting.org/

 

 

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:54 | Link to Comment Racer
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Maybe the US states should and will take it upon themselves to govern themselves as individual countries instead of the mess that is currently the USSA ruled by despotic corporations and tyrants that can murder at will with no prior trial as to guilt... aka the us president!

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