In terms of economics, I'm strictly user-pay, rather than taxation on anything. That includes health-care, education, security (police) and a number of things many think we should all support with taxes. Use only what you willingly pay for, full stop.
Originally Posted by Mr. Machette
In terms of immigration, my idea of a perfect level is zero.
My views on "race" and tribalism are not relevant to the conversation, but some find them archaic.
In terms of Statism, the State is something I ignore.
Not sure what else you want to know.
That "vieux", am I? Seriously, 1789 was just a case of "meet the new boss, same as the old boss". Revolutions tend go that way.
Is that what you were doing in the summer of 1789?
Your optimism that voting will make a difference is charming.
I preffer the voting thing. Ignoring it is dangerous.
Why not? If what you describe is accurate, the US is sliding into tyranny even as we speak. Isn't armed rebellion a natural right or some such?
Um, because there's no civil war right now?
Some DC "traitors" and a recently-reelected president would like a word with you about inflammatory rhetoric.
Your inflamtory rhetoric sound pretty stupid from where I'm sitting.
For pointing out that being labelled an "enemy of the state" ain't the end of the world? Sure. Chocolate-chip plz.
Ooh, good for you! Would you like a cookie?
Of course they'll try. From such as them, this kind of thing is expected.
The usual suspects look like they're going to try.
Where did I make any claim of the sort?
You really think they are smart people?
Tu quoque: you claim State armies haven't as mighty a set of small arms as private citizens, and then you shriek to high heaven about what its legislators are trying to pass (something which, given the small-arms imbalance you describe, they could not possibly enforce). You can't have it both ways.
One post you claim that the government is untopable with all their bitching war toys.
The next they are impotent fuddy duddies who couldn't kick down a single door at 4am because it's past their bedtime.
You can;t have it both ways. Wh
Lack of resources has never stopped congress from trying to do anything stupid and costly.
Why, then do you continue to pay them? You're better armed; how can they force payment?
Yup, voted out by bushmaster owners. Who don't want to be made criminals by the whim of an ignorant hypocritical few (who are paid out of our pockets BTW).
In any holy war, martyrdom is an honour.
Who gets to be the sacrificial lamb in your weird fantasy dude? Just roll the dice and figure chances favor someone else getting to be the legal precedent. Who gets a ride through the justice sytem for no action of their own at all? Who would you throw under the bus for your smug sense of security?
Then don't tolerate it. Rid your society of it or ignore it. Not sure what complaining about it does.
No level of injustice is tollerable in a civilised society. None.
As do I. What's your point.
when I purchase a gun I do the paperwork, clear the check and pay the tax.
For a 10-ga. and a three-ought?
You do a lot of "black market business" Vieux?
The paperwork for acquiring, owning and traveling with these is vanishingly small and--since service nationale (yes, I'm old enough to have been conscripted) dealt with any boyhood fantasies I might have had about military weapons--I have no interest in acquiring anything else. Whether anyone else does or not is their business.
Somebody was bellyaching about China's rise. I was simply pointing out that whatever rises will also fall, empires included.
What point are you trying to make?
Actually,it's far worse than that: people like me would be the ones in black shirts.
People like you are the reason **** gets so bad that when people finally pull their heads out of the sand it's too late and they are already trapped.
Business goes where there's demand and money. No legislation can do much to halt it. But you already knew that...right?
The ability to pursue that business is under attack as we speak.
Your point being?
I say I don't want our country to degrade to thrid world status (regarding living standards).
And your reaction was "The Muslims won't move her because they can't tollerate the weather".
Where did I write anything about bears in Normandy? It's weird enough that the place's flag has lions in it, when there haven't been any lions in Normandy for centuries at least. When I'm home, my firearms are there (usually for post-trip maintenance, but you'd already know that, right?). When I travel, they go the same way they go for all hunters: properly and legally, and only if and when I want them along.
Sweet! But you said you keep a 10 guage in Normandy for the bears.
I would love to see wild pigs that big. Can you hunt them?
EDIT: This is getting a bit time-consuming. Imma check other threads for a while. You can take that as "VN realizes he's wrong about everything and runs away" if you like--it's all good. Nice talkin'.