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LostOne4Ever

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Gender: Confused
Hometown: Somewhere in Texas
Home country: USA
Current location: What part of lost do you not understand?
Member since: Sat Apr 20, 2013, 03:29 AM
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Hi I am Lost. In fact, I am pretty sure I made a wrong turn at Albuquerque. Anyone know the way to Cucamonga?

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11 questions to see if libertarians are hypocrites

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[div class="excerpt" style="background-color:#f0f0f0; border:1px solid #bfbfbf; border-top:none; border-radius:0em 0em 0.4615em 0.4615em; box-shadow:3px 3px 3px #999999;"]Libertarians have a problem. Their political philosophy all but died out in the mid- to late-20th century, but was revived by billionaires and corporations that found them politically useful. And yet libertarianism retains the qualities that led to its disappearance from the public stage, before its reanimation by people like the Koch brothers: It doesn’t make any sense.

They call themselves “realists” but rely on fanciful theories that have never predicted real-world behavior. They claim that selfishness makes things better for everybody, when history shows exactly the opposite is true. They claim that a mythical “free market” is better at everything than the government is, yet when they really need government protection, they’re the first to clamor for it.

That’s no reason not to work with them on areas where they’re in agreement with people like me. In fact, the unconventionality of their thought has led libertarians to be among this nation’s most forthright and outspoken advocates for civil liberties and against military interventions.

Merriam-Webster defines “hypocrisy” as “feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not.” We aren’t suggesting every libertarian is a hypocrite. But there’s an easy way to find out...

More at:
http://www.salon.com/2013/09/12/11_questions_to_see_if_libertarians_are_hypocrites/

or the original from

http://www.alternet.org/economy/11-questions-you-should-ask-libertarians-see-if-theyre-hypocrites

I wish this article would have done more to separate left wing civil libertarians from the Crazies of the right.


Happy Labor Day!

I hope all of my fellow DU's have a great Labor day! That said lets all take a moment to remember all of those who sacrificed their careers, freedom, health and even their very lives fighting for the American Labor movement and the rights we now take for granted. Heroes like those who died from the Pullman labor strike of 1894.

May their sacrifices never be forgotten.

Woohoo

1000 posts!!!

And with that, I no longer feel like such an awkward noob anymore!!! Now I just feel like an awkward geek. So I guess that means all is right with the world.

I know I don't post much here in the lounge, but I just wanted to thank everyone for making this such a fun place to visit and the admins for making such a great site!!! I am now looking forward to my 10,000th post milestone!

With that, good night.....

/looks at clock

....errr make that good morning!

An all Female X-men comic!

This sounds pretty damn cool!

Marvel is releasing an X-men book focusing on an all Female X-men team featuring Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pride, Psylocke, Jubilee, and Rachel Grey!

I am probably getting my hopes up way way way too much but this sounds so cool and could be a big bump for having more strong female character driven comics.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151604849472488&set=a.106017942487.92720.6883542487&type=1&theater

http://comicstore.marvel.com/X-Men-Vol-4-1/digital-comic/FEB130492
Posted by LostOne4Ever | Sun Jun 9, 2013, 05:37 PM (1 replies)
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