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I needed a few things from the grocery store today.

I pull up in my paid for 05 Corolla.

Put my earbuds in. Play some AC/DC.

Checked myself out in the rearview mirror.

Making sure my face diaper is on properly.

Proceeded to head in.

Noticing people arguing.

What I would assume *You DON'T have your mask on!!* or *It goes over the nose!*

Meanwhile.

I am walking around the store.

Not being f*cked with.

All because I decided to comply.

So, much easier. Cuz I hate dealing with maskholes.
 

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Libertarians of the fastlane (big L or little l) - and honestly anyone who has an opinion - what do you think about this issue...

My local city council is having a lot of tension over a law that prohibits property owners from parking their vehicles in their yard(s). They say it devalues the property and makes the city look like trash, which is kind of understandable.

Others (myself included) say it is your property and you should be able to do with it what you please (it's hard to explain when the other group just says you want the town to look like trash - which I don't).

Looking for your best takes ;-)

@Kak looking at you brother hahaha
Here is my answer... It also shows why there aren't more libertarians... It requires some pretty deep thought. An effort that 99.9 percent of people will never make.

 

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ugh... never had a problem naming my products/websites when i was daydreaming of making a ecommerce store or whatever...
now that i have a product i've made some sales with (purely by posting 1 ad in a relevant facebook group) and im banging my head how to name it because i dont want it to be too similar to my competitors...

also, people are flaky and i dont want to offer cash on delivery ever again
 

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I got an great idea. Lets build ..a... Todo app startup!
Yes, i'm sure Todo app is the best way to become successful.
Everybody needs to do something,right?
It doesn't matter that there are 1 million todo apps in the world.
Mine will definitely succeeded.
Imagine the swag i'll get when i'll tell my peps that i have a startup!
Damn its so easy!

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P.S. I write it with heavy heart.
I think that at some point you have to give up.
Not give up on a fast lane, not give up on your goals
but on other people.
At the price of being seen as arrogant, unhelpful , egoistic
or incompetent.
It's not that i don't want to help, i do want to help but i can't.
I'm not into saying that no one can but is trying
really what should be done?
Is it actually good?
Or is helping people who definitely don't want to be helped
too big mountain to move.

Probably, we already know answer to these questions.
But lets leave it like it is now ... unspoken.
 
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In 2008, the worldwide supply of money (M1) was 21 trillion USD.

In 2021, it is 40 trillion USD.

These are the official numbers.

And yet, economists estimate that between 8 and 36 trillion USD are stashed away in tax havens....

Something doesn't add up.



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I am re-reading unscripted and am in the part of about hyperrealities.

I saw this image and I thought "well, C0VlD was a hyperreality all along".

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Here is my answer... It also shows why there aren't more libertarians... It requires some pretty deep thought. An effort that 99.9 percent of people will never make.

Just got done listening!! Never expected to get a whole episode from this question man, thank you.

It was pretty interesting and made a lot of sense. Hope it resonates with some listeners.

(Pretty confusing and controversial topic)
 

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ugh... never had a problem naming my products/websites when i was daydreaming of making a ecommerce store or whatever...
now that i have a product i've made some sales with (purely by posting 1 ad in a relevant facebook group) and im banging my head how to name it because i dont want it to be too similar to my competitors...

also, people are flaky and i dont want to offer cash on delivery ever again
I’ve found that the name isn’t that important as long as it’s unique.

The product becomes the name... it gives the name a meaning.

You could make up any kind of word and once your product becomes well known and associated with it, the name will make sense.

Ok some products do need a name that informs... my comment is more about company names - those almost don’t matter
 

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Just got done listening!! Never expected to get a whole episode from this question man, thank you.

It was pretty interesting and made a lot of sense. Hope it resonates with some listeners.

(Pretty confusing and controversial topic)
It was about time property rights got revisited.
 

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Speaking of property rights...

View: https://twitter.com/APhilosophae/status/1402434266970140676?s=20


Supposedly Blackrock is a big proponent of "the Big Reset" and its "you'll own nothing and be happy" agenda.
Call me a conspiracy theorist, but this is all part of the government’s plan to take control of everything and just make us all their little slaves renting everything directly from them.

Congrats to everyone alive in 2021 - we discovered a time machine back to feudalism!
 

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Call me a conspiracy theorist, but this is all part of the government’s plan to take control of everything and just make us all their little slaves renting everything directly from them.

IMO it’s been happening for hundreds of years. Through the monetary systems. These entities have used the issuance of paper money as another tool to control and steal from its citizens. Money being an abstract and extrinsic representation of utility.
 

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Call me a conspiracy theorist, but this is all part of the government’s plan to take control of everything and just make us all their little slaves renting everything directly from them.

Congrats to everyone alive in 2021 - we discovered a time machine back to feudalism!
We’re already there. It’s just “normal” because you’re used to it.
 

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We’re already there. It’s just “normal” because you’re used to it.
It hurts. I agree with you - I’m just a very patriotic person who still loves the old idea of America as a place of unadulterated freedom and possibilities.

The present state makes me so sad.

2020 was even worse, but today isn’t much better.
 

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It hurts. I agree with you - I’m just a very patriotic person who still loves the old idea of America as a place of unadulterated freedom and possibilities.

The present state makes me so sad.

2020 was even worse, but today isn’t much better.
I was there once. Now, I just feel betrayed.
 
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It hurts. I agree with you - I’m just a very patriotic person who still loves the old idea of America as a place of unadulterated freedom and possibilities.

The present state makes me so sad.

2020 was even worse, but today isn’t much better.

I was there once. Now, I just feel betrayed.

Call me crazy but I am more and more optimistic. Not for America, but for people like us.

Here's why:
1. Trust in institutions has never been lower. People aren't eating what they're being fed anymore. "The script" is losing strength every day.

2. The blockchain is helping individuals to free themselves from centralization

3. Geography does not matter as much as in the past since more and more business is done over the internet.

4. As such, you can go wherever you like. "People vote with their feet".

5. Since people are free to move, they go where "they are treated best". This means that in the future, countries will increasingly compete to attract the best citizens (that's what El Salvador is trying to do now, and what Croatia has done with their digital nomad visa).

6. Innovative places want to attract innovative people and are open to their ideas. This has led to the rise of private cities that enjoy more economic freedom and little bureaucracy as almost everything is privatized.

7. Ever heard of Balaji? Apparently he's famous in Silicon Valley but I only discovered him recently. He speaks about network states. According to him, digital states will eventually be formed over the internet by a group of people assembling to create an official entity. Your passport, insurance, etc will be handled by these network states. It's not very clear to me how it will work (because wherever you are, you still stand in a real country), but I find the idea interesting.

Estonia gave us the e-residency, blockchain gave us e-money.

Why wouldn't we have e-passport?

The internet is eating the real world.

It will eventually replace it.

And the internet is inherently libertarian.

There is no place in this world for centralization. Communism and socialism are dead, and dead forever.

What we witness now is the last round, the last fight of an ideology struggling for survival, but that was built to fail from the beginning.
 

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Call me crazy but I am more and more optimistic. Not for America, but for people like us.

Here's why:
1. Trust in institutions has never been lower. People aren't eating what they're being fed anymore. "The script" is losing strength every day.

2. The blockchain is helping individuals to free themselves from centralization

3. Geography does not matter as much as in the past since more and more business is done over the internet.

4. As such, you can go wherever you like. "People vote with their feet".

5. Since people are free to move, they go where "they are treated best". This means that in the future, countries will increasingly compete to attract the best citizens (that's what El Salvador is trying to do now, and what Croatia has done with their digital nomad visa).

6. Innovative places want to attract innovative people and are open to their ideas. This has led to the rise of private cities that enjoy more economic freedom and little bureaucracy as almost everything is privatized.

7. Ever heard of Balaji? Apparently he's famous in Silicon Valley but I only discovered him recently. He speaks about network states. According to him, digital states will eventually be formed over the internet by a group of people assembling to create an official entity. Your passport, insurance, etc will be handled by these network states. It's not very clear to me how it will work (because wherever you are, you still stand in a real country), but I find the idea interesting.

Estonia gave us the e-residency, blockchain gave us e-money.

Why wouldn't we have e-passport?

The internet is eating the real world.

It will eventually replace it.

And the internet is inherently libertarian.

There is no place in this world for centralization. Communism and socialism are dead, and dead forever.

What we witness now is the last round, the last fight of an ideology struggling for survival, but that was built to fail from the beginning.
Yep! I have always been optimistic about the prospects of an entrepreneur and simultaneously very pessimistic about the state of the world.

Great post bro!
 

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Call me crazy but I am more and more optimistic. Not for America, but for people like us.

Here's why:
1. Trust in institutions has never been lower. People aren't eating what they're being fed anymore. "The script" is losing strength every day.

2. The blockchain is helping individuals to free themselves from centralization

3. Geography does not matter as much as in the past since more and more business is done over the internet.

4. As such, you can go wherever you like. "People vote with their feet".

5. Since people are free to move, they go where "they are treated best". This means that in the future, countries will increasingly compete to attract the best citizens (that's what El Salvador is trying to do now, and what Croatia has done with their digital nomad visa).

6. Innovative places want to attract innovative people and are open to their ideas. This has led to the rise of private cities that enjoy more economic freedom and little bureaucracy as almost everything is privatized.

7. Ever heard of Balaji? Apparently he's famous in Silicon Valley but I only discovered him recently. He speaks about network states. According to him, digital states will eventually be formed over the internet by a group of people assembling to create an official entity. Your passport, insurance, etc will be handled by these network states. It's not very clear to me how it will work (because wherever you are, you still stand in a real country), but I find the idea interesting.

Estonia gave us the e-residency, blockchain gave us e-money.

Why wouldn't we have e-passport?

The internet is eating the real world.

It will eventually replace it.

And the internet is inherently libertarian.

There is no place in this world for centralization. Communism and socialism are dead, and dead forever.

What we witness now is the last round, the last fight of an ideology struggling for survival, but that was built to fail from the beginning.
I hope you are right!
 

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Just another day in the Land of the Free Press and the First Amendment...

(right?)
 

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It hurts. I agree with you - I’m just a very patriotic person who still loves the old idea of America as a place of unadulterated freedom and possibilities.

There has never been a time as great in America as it was in 1950s. A person with a good job would have a wife, two kids, single family house with white picket fence , a car, a servant - everything. Best time to live ever, only if you were a white male!
 

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There has never been a time as great in America as it was in 1950s. A person with a good job would have a wife, two kids, single family house with white picket fence , a car, a servant - everything. Best time to live ever, only if you were a white male!
It's sad really.

I see zero reason why this can't be the same today, just updated to include all races.

Instead we are becoming some sort of communist sh*thole.
 
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I had never realized it up to now.


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For fun I wrote to a company that makes vending machines in Belgium, asking them how much it would be to purchase one + other info (electricity consumption, price of maintenance, possibility to customize it etc).

I asked for the price + any literature they may have.

They refused to send to me any information.

Instead, they asked for more info...about me: my "company", its name, its tax number, my full name...and told me a salesperson would call me back.

Well, f*ck you, now I know I won't buy anything from you.

All I asked was a catalogue with prices and basic info.
 
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Sooner or later people will circle back to the truth: "history ain't perfect"
 
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