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A cool guide for Doomsday survival
  • People are vastly overestimating the value of violence-based skills/equipment. This is a very specific doomsday scenario.

    Also before you and your wife buy literally one LITERAL TON of food for your pantry (as per the graphic) please have someone check that your floor can support it.

  • Free-Market Advocate, Elon Musk, Asks for U.S. Government to Put Tariffs on Chinese EV Imports
  • I think the ask is to just pick a lane.

    Nobody had a gun to his head demanding him to espouse his commitment to an unregulated free market. He made these broad statements of his own volition.

    Now, when he's championing the exact opposite... What?

    For people who believed, rightly or wrongly that he had any value-baded stances, they have to accept that they don't exist.

    That's what these doofuses are upset about: that the xth richest person in the world is only out for themselves. There is no deeper truth.

  • Canada’s standard of living on track for worst decline in 40 years
  • Pretty much every country fired up their money printers to power through covid.

    Here is Canada's money supply:


    Every other country did the same thing. Although I think governments, companies, and individuals are stumbling through the shock of such an unprecedented injection of supply... Ultimately IMO this is a global "hangover" from covid money printing.

    This is why I'm hesitant to over-attribute current economic conditions to things like "approaching limits of growth". To me, those are zebras. Unprecedented monetary supply manipulation are horses. When I hear hoofbeats, my first guess is the horses.

  • If you are a Libertarian and hold liberty as your core value, why do you not believe in universal healthcare? Nothing impacts liberty more than sickness and death.
  • I don't think libertarians really see wage slavery as the worst thing.

    I think the fundamental difference is that libertarians don't care about outcomes. Or, at least they don't think that they do as long as they have food in their stomach and a barrier against the cold.

    In their minds, it's all about them not being compelled to partake in anything they don't want to. If that means starving, fine (so they say, and I'm very suspicious of this claim), but at least there was no authority over them.

    Most sane people strike a balance between valuing good practical outcomes, and more abstract notions like liberty and justice.

    Full authoritarians say that only outcomes are important, that abstract notions like freedom are impediments to the greatest good, and you end up with things like the USSR.

    So you're right that there wouldn't be a minimum wage... But you're wrong to appeal to the concept of wage slavery because it presupposes a libertarian values satisfactory outcomes. They don't.

    Honestly there is no talking down a libertarian without first convincing them their lives are worth more than some definition of liberty.

  • It's okay, tankies love fascism, so they're not put out by the result
  • The irony is palpable that you're describing voter suppression as a factor, while literally actively participating in it. Using social media to convince people that their votes aren't important is quite literally an act of voter suppression. Trying to convince people that withholding their vote could not impact outcome, is voter suppression.

    You are literally no different than a robocall telling people that the polling stations have closed early. You are a bad faith actor. For anyone who didn't actually read the Muler report and were unsure about what "Russian interference" actually looked like, it's this. It's exactly this.

  • It's okay, tankies love fascism, so they're not put out by the result
  • Edit: I've pared down my original comment here because after reading it, it came off way too harsh. Hopefully nobody read it.

    The meme is intended to convey that withholding a Biden vote could result in a trump victory, and that "teaching Biden a lesson" at the cost of "having a fascist state" is a bad trade.

    Your issue is that, it is possible that some peoples votes don't matter at all based on their zip code.

    I don't know how else to put this: you aren't refuting the central thesis. You're on a tangent that AT BEST concludes with "well, this doesn't apply to EVERYONE... But it still definitely applies to SOME"

  • It's okay, tankies love fascism, so they're not put out by the result
  • Before I respond, I just need to repeat back to you the argument you've made here. Upon reading it, if you really want to continue, let me know and I'll give you a full response:

    "I take issue with the point communicated by this 4-panel comic strip, because some people live in Alabama"

  • A bit of a weird question: Can modern medicine be a threat to humanity long-term by greatly reducing effects of natural selection?
  • Yes, but I'd argue that capital has a more profound impact than "modern medicine".

    There is a massive MASSIVE selection pressure against reproduction for if you can afford kids or not.

    You can look around the world and see countries with amazing health outcomes, beyond anything our ancestors even a few generations back could have dreamed of...

    ... And yet these countries no longer even have children at a replacement rate.

    I'm not saying medicine isn't a factor... Just saying that in terms of evolutionary pressure, capitalism is even greater a pressure.

  • It's okay, tankies love fascism, so they're not put out by the result
  • Would it help you to pretend it's a state tally after the third recount of a Florida district? Are you familiar with President George W Bush?

    Like, come on. You understand the meme, and you're just being pedantic.

  • Trump's $60 Bible & Constitution omits amendments ending slavery and allowing women to vote
  • I want a Nice Cage move where he steals the constitution but everyone is super pedantic any time someone refers to the stolen artifact as the constitution.

    I don't know if it'd be a better bit if HE always calls it the constitution and everyone else (including some backwoods "Deliverance" type character) is just like "... ackshully... I may not be too good on book learnin' but that'm thar document ain't no constitution cuz' it don't reference no democratically ratified amendments", driving Nic to freak the fuck out...

    Or if everyone else calls it the constitution and Nic is the one constantly telling people it isn't actually, eventually freaking out.

  • "Thought-Terminating Cliches"
  • If only there was a way to describe using a saying to abruptly conclude a conversation that you're bored with so that you no longer are expected to apply any more mental energy on the topic, using an established terse phrase.

    Like, maybe "consideration ending saying"

  • CTrain Success

    I know that the CTrain reminders to not forget your newspapers when leaving the train have been overwhelmingly successful because I haven't seen a newspaper on the train even one time in the last 10 years.

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