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Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

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Voluntarist

United States

#43220 Nov 12, 2012
former res wrote:
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Are you against all corporate welfare?
Oil industry? The banks?
Why single out Walmart?
All of it

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#43221 Nov 12, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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Business minded people will make more investing locally, commercial properties, businesses all of which will increase the tax rolls, something a Walmart won't do.
And what stops a Walmart from coming into a local community and undercutting the small businesses, eventually driving them out of businesses.

You seem to have this idealistic and overly simplistic vision that with less government, all will be wonderful. Rarely does reality conform neatly with ideological theories. Don't forget about the laws of unintended consequences.
Voluntarist

United States

#43222 Nov 12, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
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I dont care about my sidewalk - I care about my street - and no, you are not welcome to do that. I only trust the government to get that right. As well as with Fire, Police, Schools, and other STUFF.
Infrastructure and common services.
I don't have a problem with services, I only have a problem with the involuntary nature of payment for those services.
Why must payment be extracted by threat of violence?
Voluntarist

United States

#43223 Nov 12, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
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Let that be your koan of choice. Go find a nice log in the forest and sit on it for a while. If you get back to me with an answer, you have failed.
Answer the question, is money property?
Voluntarist

United States

#43224 Nov 12, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
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Silly child, for the second time in 2 days...
We won. Get over it. Or move to Canada.
We, as if you are playing a football game, hurray for our team, this gives us license to steal.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#43225 Nov 12, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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So I will come over and shovel your sidewalk and send you a bill.
And what happens if Frijoles chooses not to hire anyone to shovel his walkway in order to save money. That means that walkway becomes inaccessible to anyone who needs to use it. Kids walking to school, elderly walkers, etc,... Do you really trust people to always do the right thing when money is involved?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#43226 Nov 12, 2012
former res wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you against all corporate welfare?
Oil industry? The banks?
Why single out Walmart?
Probably because he was fired from Walmart ;-)
former res

Broomall, PA

#43227 Nov 12, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
I dont care about my sidewalk - I care about my street - and no, you are not welcome to do that. I only trust the government to get that right. As well as with Fire, Police, Schools, and other STUFF.
Infrastructure and common services.
More free stuff!!!!!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#43228 Nov 12, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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I don't have a problem with services, I only have a problem with the involuntary nature of payment for those services.
Why must payment be extracted by threat of violence?
How else are you going to fund those services? If taxes were voluntary, do you really think enough would be collected to pay for the essential services? And what about all the freeloaders that choose to never pay but get to benefit from the services paid for by the generosity of others. How exactly is that fair?
Frijoles

Litchfield, CT

#43229 Nov 12, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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I don't have a problem with services, I only have a problem with the involuntary nature of payment for those services.
Why must payment be extracted by threat of violence?
You are beeing a little sensitive.

I dont see it as violence, I see it as the moral obligation to pay for those services that by their very nature require central administration.
Frijoles

Litchfield, CT

#43230 Nov 12, 2012
Cult of Reason wrote:
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Probably because he was fired from Walmart ;-)
Its tough having to be a greeter. Being pleasant and all of that...
former res

Broomall, PA

#43231 Nov 12, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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I don't have a problem with services, I only have a problem with the involuntary nature of payment for those services.
Why must payment be extracted by threat of violence?
Why do you say "involuntary."

Do you not believe in democracy?

Is there another form of gubbermint you prefer?

If so, does it exist anywhere?

Do you believe in anarchy?

Is there nothing most of us can agree on that we all
need to do together?
Frijoles

Litchfield, CT

#43232 Nov 12, 2012
Cult of Reason wrote:
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And what happens if Frijoles chooses not to hire anyone to shovel his walkway in order to save money. That means that walkway becomes inaccessible to anyone who needs to use it. Kids walking to school, elderly walkers, etc,... Do you really trust people to always do the right thing when money is involved?
Good point but a bit tangential. In many communities it IS the responsibility of the private to keep the walkways clear. Or else be subject to Volunteerist's "violence" (i.e. a ticket).

What matters is those communal services. Which require central admin. Bridges, street maintence etc etc
Frijoles

Litchfield, CT

#43233 Nov 12, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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Answer the question, is money property?
I did answer it my own way. You just didnt approve of it, Grasshopper.
former res

Broomall, PA

#43234 Nov 12, 2012
Cult of Reason wrote:
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Probably because he was fired from Walmart ;-)
I don't know if I could go on living knowing that I couldn't make it at Walmart!
Frijoles

Litchfield, CT

#43235 Nov 12, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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We, as if you are playing a football game, hurray for our team, this gives us license to steal.
Actually it does....

File this one again in the "We won, you lost" bin.
Voluntarist

United States

#43236 Nov 12, 2012
Cult of Reason wrote:
<quoted text>
And what stops a Walmart from coming into a local community and undercutting the small businesses, eventually driving them out of businesses.
You seem to have this idealistic and overly simplistic vision that with less government, all will be wonderful. Rarely does reality conform neatly with ideological theories. Don't forget about the laws of unintended consequences.
If there was no government there would be no Walmart
Voluntarist

United States

#43237 Nov 12, 2012
Cult of Reason wrote:
<quoted text>
And what happens if Frijoles chooses not to hire anyone to shovel his walkway in order to save money. That means that walkway becomes inaccessible to anyone who needs to use it. Kids walking to school, elderly walkers, etc,... Do you really trust people to always do the right thing when money is involved?
Can you ever trust people to do the right thing? No as well as those members in government that don't always do the right thing.
But we are talking about the involuntary nature of government.
Voluntarist

United States

#43238 Nov 12, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
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We werent talking about freedom - we were talking about whether I prefer there would be a structure to provide me services.
But if the government plows my street or supplies me with fire protection, and levies a mandatory tax to do so, that has nothing to do with "a right to other peoples property". Take your glasses off.
So you wont answer the question about whether money is property or not.

You are claiming that men and women forcing people to pay for services is OK as long as they claim that they are this artificial entity called government.
But if I shoveled your driveway and held a gun to your head to pay me that would be a.crime?
Frijoles

Litchfield, CT

#43239 Nov 12, 2012
Voluntarist wrote:
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Can you ever trust people to do the right thing? No as well as those members in government that don't always do the right thing.
But we are talking about the involuntary nature of government.
GOvt and private are equally likely to be flawed in human behavior , but there are things that govt is uniquely qualified to do, due to its inherent centralization.

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