Freedom: Summed Up In One Image

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Braveheart's William Wallace would be proud...



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Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:12 | 4937432 Big Corked Boots
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8. Your taxes are due. NOW.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:14 | 4937438 cifo
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So then why go?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:22 | 4937475 chumbawamba
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8. Resistance is futile.

9. You will be assimilated.

10. I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:27 | 4937493 Four chan
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dont use the rules their not for you, their for the fools, and you're a fool if you dont know that, so heres the rule you stupid fools.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:42 | 4937531 centerline
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+1 FC.  Chumba knows this.  He must just be baiting for a fun response.

I would rather consider myself a virus (my wife would probably... umm... definately... agree).

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:48 | 4937554 Dane Bramage
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Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:52 | 4937573 CH1
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Land of the Free!

Fuck yeah!

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:56 | 4937585 TeamDepends
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Land of the fee

Home of the taze

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:11 | 4937646 whotookmyalias
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Oh yes, and enjoy your day! 


4 chan, I upvote you everytime I see your comments and yet I have never read them.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:08 | 4937842 SoberOne
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Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:11 | 4937651 Manthong
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Well, I imagine then that open carry is out of the question there, too.. eh?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:14 | 4937662 DeadFred
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Pretty much the whole country now except they still sell beer.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 05:39 | 4938663 eurogold
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What did Janice once sing ? "Freedom's just another word for....nothing left to lose......."

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:01 | 4937610 Dr Brown
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You mean they're, not their

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:47 | 4938019 swmnguy
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Cheat, cheat, or don't get anywhere.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:58 | 4937598 Kirk2NCC1701
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@chumba... "8. Resistance is futile"...

ZH arguments are irrelevant.

9. You will be assimilated.  Or eliminated.


Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:08 | 4938434 SF beatnik
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11. Please do not walk on the grass,

12. Observe proper recyling procedures when depositing any trash on these premises. Failure to place items in the proper receptical can result in a fine of up to $250.

13. For the enjoyment of all park users, please keep noise to a minimum. No loud radios or excessive cell phone use.

14. Restroom use requires a token than can be purchased for $1.50 at City Hall during normal business hours.

15. Smoking is permitted only in the parking lot. Please do not obstruct lot traffic when you smoke. 

16. Maximum penalty for defacing this sign $1,000 or up to six months in state prison.

17. Your tax dollars at work. We wish you a pleasant stay. 

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:25 | 4937485 centerline
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Right on cifo.  Fuck em.  Plus, the risks just aren't worth it (drunk drivers, etc.).  Create your own fun... your own world right in your own space with (gasp) neighbors.  Be the first on your block to forge a new sense of community.  Others will follow.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:55 | 4937517 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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What if you rigged an election and no one bothered to show up to vote?

What if you destroyed a country but the people you really wanted to break just left and prospered elsewhere?

Freedom and Liberty really don't give a fuck what the flag looks like since it is represented by the people themselves. The flags and pieces of paper are incidental not guarantors of shit.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:08 | 4937634 centerline
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Gresham's law applies to people too.  Free markets will always win in the end.

Fuck... I hate to preach... but THIS is the lesson of history.

Sociopaths just rise the top every time and set the world on fire.  Again and again.  We are terrible as a species at recognizing and eliminating such profound threats.  No real good answers on this though... but, now I am getting philosophical.



Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:43 | 4937763 knukles
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The Only Thing We Learn form History is that We're Going to Repeat

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:20 | 4937832 centerline
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(First in line to buy an authentic knuckles t-shirt)

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:56 | 4937809 BLOTTO
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We are not succeeding to a higher level, because someone or something is holding us back.


This is not logical, nor natural for us to be fucked over this many times.


Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:17 | 4937887 centerline
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Just imagine how far we have come in such a short period of time.  What was life like 100 years ago... how did that compare to the previous 100 years.  Etc.

Mankind has leaped forward so profoundly in such a short period of time.  So far we have come.  So far to fall.  Logic is so far suspended. I - for one - am not surprised.  The connection between action and consequence in daily terms is so far removed that it is no wonder to me that we can be fucked over again and again.  A death of a thousand cuts.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:52 | 4938498 SofaPapa
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"The connection between action and consequence in daily terms is so far removed that it is no wonder to me that we can be fucked over again and again."

This is the heart of the philosophical problem, and it is related to our energy system.  Because of fossil fuels and the technologies they have permitted, production is no longer spatially connected to consumption.  This simple disconnect has profound spirtual consequences.  Energy is becoming more difficult to harness.  The rest follows.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:36 | 4937974 Help Is Not Coming
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"Gresham's law applies to people too."

Awesome. Thanks centerline! I hope you don't mind if I use that as my new .signature file.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:49 | 4938030 XitSam
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"Free markets will always win in the end."

When there is something to compare against a totalitarian system, yes.  I think the statists learned this in the previous century.  This century they are going for the whole enchillada. All the marbles.   

Something about a boot on a face, forever.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 22:09 | 4938126 xtop23
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So then why go, is the exact question people should be asking.

An easy solution to this sort of thing is ........ dont !

As soon as the money dries up because of inadequate patronage..... maybe they'll change their tune.

Or, like most of the parasitic fucktard entities in present day America, they'll appeal to government for a solution ( either a bailout or legislation making it somehow mandatory for people to bless this haven of freedom ).

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:17 | 4937454 Greenskeeper_Carl
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most americans don't care about freedom anymore. they want safety. And as long as they are able to ride their fat-mobile scooters around walmart, and suck down all the processed junk food they want for cheap, and watch mindless bullshit on their huge fuckin' flat screen all day, they are perfectly happy

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:35 | 4937513 Oldwood
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The single biggest demonstrable increase in risk of the last fifty years is being butt fucked by our government. All other risks are hyped to create a perception of risk to scare us like rabbits into the pen. Ultimately, if we are to be so weak minded that this can be done, then it is obviously appropriate, This doesn't minimize the evil that has been deliberately perpetrated upon us, but Christ, seriously, if we are THIS stupid, then maybe we should be treated like sheep.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:40 | 4937523 centerline
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Example... my own father-in-law, now in his 70's, living mostly in front of the TV, now has this exact viewpoint.  He even goes so far as to think it is okay for cops to dispense justice on site like some Judge Dredd movie.  He has done a full 180 (okay maybe a 120) from the person he was 25 years ago.

(I look for social barometers as a means of determining where we are headed)

I got into an argument with him the other day about all of this.  He tried to pull the usual "if it was your kid" argument... which I quickly reversed into an alternate scenerio.  He could not even listen to the flip side... let alone the unintended consequences, or historical references (pre-WWII Germany for example).  It is all lost on him.  He is frustrated with the world and does not know how to add it up.  He does not know who to blame.  And he does not want to think about himself or his loved ones (me included actually, he is actually a really caring person) living in the world that he knows in the back of his mind is not going to be as good as he had it.  It is massive cognative dissonance at play.  I can actually see it happening.  My words creating a "divide by zero" error... a frustration he cannot process.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:03 | 4937622 MiTasol
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In all fairness to your father it appears to be a generational issue.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:11 | 4937647 fonzannoon
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My Dad was driving home about 6 months ago and called me. He rattled off the few possessions he had and then said "I am going to try to preserve these for you, I hope it's enough because you are completely fucked".

That was as close as I have ever come to having an understanding with him.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:20 | 4937689 centerline
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Hey fonz, nice to see you around.  Hope all is well.

That is pretty cool.  Admission that things are going to be tougher for generations to come is profound.  Coming from a baby boomer, it is even more profound.  Worthy of a hug and no further conversation.  If he alludes to that much, he probably doesn't want to talk about it.  lol.  I can tell my dad thinks the same...


Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:30 | 4937725 fonzannoon
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all the best to you centerline. i am going to prob be down your way again this fall for a few days. lets make sure to grab a beer.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:44 | 4937766 centerline
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That would be really cool fonz.  Beer (good stuff) is on me if your in my neck of the woods.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:23 | 4937652 centerline
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Yeah, it is generational.  I can see that.  My own dad is a little more plugged in - but still has similar viewpoints.  To be born post WWII was an exceptional era if one avoided Vietnam.  Most middle-class wealth I see today resides in those born 1940 to 1960 range.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:39 | 4937753 TheMeatTrapper
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My Father in law is a retired Special Forces Colonel. He fought in Vietnam in the 5th SFG. He's a hard core red team is good blue team is bad, Fox News watching Ditto head. He draws a very nice pension and lives a very comfortable life. 

He has never held a private sector job - ever. 

He cannot admit that Iraq is a mess of our making ("we gave them their chance and they dropped the ball"); the hippies were responsible for losing in Vietnam, and we can just drone Al Qaeda forever because we are all powerful. 

He simply refuses to face reality - or face the fact that his grandson will inherit a shitty country and will never draw the pension he does.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 02:21 | 4938561 drstrangelove73
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You are a clueless tool and you and your fellow morons who elected this communist putz (twice!) are the proximate cause of the cluster fuck our country is right now.Your old man is 10 times the man you will ever be and no amount of whining about 'baby boomers'will ever change that.
When will you,and your little participation trophy generation x slacker boys man up and pull your weight,grow a pair or whatever it will take for you to quit blaming your own hapless mistakes on someone else and help get rid of these communist homo boys who are running the greatest country ever into the ground?
What will it take?Does Obama,or maybe Nancy Pelosi have to come to your house and rub dogs shit into your face to make you angry enough to recognize your enemies and respect your father,as he deserves to be respected?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:40 | 4937526 junction
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Notice 2: If you are caught walking on the roadway, a loaner California Highway Patrol cop will pound you into submission, especially if you are old.  You have been warned.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:14 | 4937660 Postal
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...and he will shoot your dog.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 09:38 | 4939158 fallout11
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Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:18 | 4937675 crazzziecanuck
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The sign looks like a really bad photoshop job.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:00 | 4937827 bonin006
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That's right - or it's a magic sign that has no shadow.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:57 | 4938506 SofaPapa
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I saw a similar sign in the park near our house on the 4th.  This is the message they are sending.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:31 | 4937955 williambanzai7
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Wed, 07/09/2014 - 16:59 | 4940938 Catflappo
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No mention of drugs?


So presumably, meth, heroin etc all OK.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:12 | 4937433 TeamDepends
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8)  Non-whites can ignore these rules

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 19:42 | 4937538 GS-DickinDaMuppets
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Non-whites and illeagal aliens can ignore these rules

There, I fixed it for you.....WTF

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:06 | 4937631 rsnoble
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Most of the time that annoys me as well but in this case at least the non-whites have balls.

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