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Here we go, boys.  We've got a game plan.

Ready gogogoogo

This article is a quick parable to shed some light on the impossibly popular question of how "national defense" can work without institutionalized generations of Bushes and Clintons at the helm ordering the globe-spanning invasion and occupation strategies that are so sanctimoniously touted to "protect" us.
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Yeah, I mean, that's where it comes down to principles.  Libtertarianism is not a whole system that must be imposed but instead is a naturally occurring system when aggression is no longer excused in civil affairs.  The only freedoms and organization we have to our names is all stemming from notions of "rights" and other silly things that are apparently "granted" by our governments.  That requires a whole list of rights that must to be begged for, agreed upon, and granted or removed as the swaying masses are convinced to "consent" to it or not.    

With a system generated on a principle that is recognized to be an effect of the natural systems that birthed us, and apply that single "non-aggression" principle that comes from it when applied to creatures with self-awareness, and the resultant responsibility that comes with the capacity to think; efficiency, order, and increased quality of life result.  When acting in opposite of this economic rule, the opposite occurs.  You can't change it.  You can't steal, print, or fractional-reserve-lend enough money for it to disappear.  Your aggression, when applied to markets which are systems that are found everywhere, in all aspects of your life, will net you negative long term results.  High stakes early results with maybe a large, quick payout, but universally, structurally unsound long term results that will be collected on in time.

This seems to be increasingly so as technologies increase and our capacities to share about and expose the farce quickens along with it.  The more and more efficiently we can document and share our ideas, the faster the economic karma comes around and shuts down the whole operation, ultimately.  Obviously why the dominators ALWAYS strive to control the access to information; from current events, to history, to even especially ancient greek, sumarian, egyptian, occult religious knowledge that breaks the spell from this bullsh and helps us understand where these ideologies have come from.  This has been the same game for aeons and we just haven't been allowed to pay attention or know we wanted to.

But no, I absolutely do not expect deadlock.  One side is supporting transparency, truth about history, economics, and on; and the other has only tradition, the occulting of knowledge, and power-hungry sycophants happy to string the de-educated public along backing it.  

Those two forces have been at war in any conflict that could ever have been imagined to matter.  A deadlock would be an incredible leap forward from where we're at now being absolutely dominated and crushed by an underhanded opponent in a rigged match, in today's and much of the memory left of our pained history.
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This is what happens when police refuse to obey corrupt politicians.
Story here: http://bit.ly/1HVPNaf
An entire police department in Oklahoma resigned following a controversial arrest, leaving the small town of Chelsea with no police officers.
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Absolute pieces of human filth.

The whole world should be ashamed.
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"...an interesting lesson about the power of philosophy."  as he points out at the end.  
By juxtaposing the second question against the first, people's answers are seemingly very different than if they were just asked if it was moral for government to use force to fund itself.

Are there any moral arguments for using threats of force, backed up by actual violence, to get others to support a cause you believe needs their help?  I haven't found a non-circular one yet.  I'm always here if anyone would like to set me straight.
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“To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied on, directed, legislated at, regulated,  docketed, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, weighed, censored, ordered about, by men who have neither the right, nor the knowledge, nor the virtue.

To be governed is to be at every transaction, noted, registered, enrolled, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished, it is under the pretext of public utility and in the name of the general interest to be placed under contribution, trained, ransomed, exploited, monopolized, extorted, squeezed, mystified, robbed.  Then at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint to be repressed, fined, despised, harassed, tracked, abused, clubbed, disarmed, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed, and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, outraged, dishonored.  That is government.  That is its justice.  That is its morality.”

―Pierre-Joseph Proudhon - The General Idea of the Revolution in the 19th Century
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Don't miss the last part:  "All war is based on deception."

Sun Tzu was enlightening people to these still ignored points 2500 years ago.
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"Pro-Business vs. Pro-Market: What’s the Difference?" 

Many people confuse a “pro-market” orientation with a “pro-business” one. Recent events abroad highlight the stark difference between the two outlooks. Business interests lobbying the U.S. government are sometimes valuable to society and other times harmful.

For example, after the 9/11 attacks, opposition to the USA PATRIOT Act—a draconian attack on American civil liberties through increased government surveillance and commandeering of private information—hasn’t gotten much traction. The intense fear generated by those attacks allowed the act to be railroaded through Congress, with many members not even reading it before passage, and has since stymied attempts to repeal it or significantly lessen its ill effects. Now the American high-tech cloud-computing industry may help break this logjam. Cloud computing allows users to efficiently place their data in the hands of an off-site company for storage and electronic retrieval. American cloud-computing companies, such as Microsoft and Google, are facing overseas competition that is warning that using such companies would give the U.S. government access to users’ data through the PATRIOT Act.

Interestingly, U.S. government and cloud-computing industry spokespersons only half deny these accusations. For example, Politico.com quotes Philip Verveer, the U.S. coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy at the State Department, as saying, “We think, to some extent [emphasis added], it’s taking advantage of a misperception, and we’d like to clear up that misperception.” Similarly, Phil Bond, a tech lobbyist noted, “There is no shortage of people who misapprehend the law. If some of these misperceptions harden or real problems [emphasis added] [are] not addressed, it will cause companies and governments to hesitate in doing business with U.S. cloud companies.” This lobbyist’s statement illustrates that U.S. cloud companies have to walk a fine line by talking about “misperceptions” to avoid driving away foreign business and angering the U.S. government, yet they acknowledge that they’d like to solve problems caused by the act by changing at least some aspects of it. Thus, American high-tech business could very well become a potent force in attenuating some of the PATRIOT Act’s most infamous provisions and freeing up the market for real and robust global competition in cloud computing.

On the other hand, business pressure on government can merely result in corporate welfare. Nervous American financial institutions with substantial European exposure, angered at Germany’s heretofore justifiable reluctance to pay for bailing out irresponsible southern European countries, lobbied the U.S. government to do something about the eurozone financial crisis. Always willing to worry more about other countries’ problems than they do themselves, the government of the American superpower eagerly took up the chance to once again meddle in Europe’s affairs. To prevent Europe’s banks from dumping dollar-denominated assets and bonds, the Federal Reserve offered to swap dollars for euros with the European Central Bank (ECB) at subsidized interest rates, thus making it easier for European banks to obtain cheap dollars. But the very American financial institutions that lobbied for the U.S. government to provide dollars to Europeans were the same ones that had cut off such financing to European banks because those banks owned too many risky European government bonds. Of course, the ECB was perfectly capable of enacting the equally stupid policy of buying bonds from profligate countries and printing money. The ECB didn’t need American help in refusing to hold countries accountable for their fiscal irresponsibility.

In addition, the eurozone’s plan for such countries includes expanding the euro bailout fund, including an infusion of cash from the International Monetary Fund. The United States is a major pillar of that institution, and U.S. taxpayers will again be asked to pay some of Europe’s bills. Couldn’t the Europeans be satisfied that America paid greatly into post-World War II European reconstruction and is still subsidizing European security 20 years after the Cold War ended?

Even if the Europeans were satisfied, the U.S. government would probably still have a pro-business policy of helping its financial institutions with European exposure. Thus, pro-market lobbying to change PATRIOT Act intrusions and regulations is beneficial to society, but pro-business lobbying for corporate welfare is not.
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JTG is an award-winning NYC teacher who quit after 30 years to start instead educating the public on just how corrupt, backwards, and destructive our modern education practices are.  If you haven't heard his arguments, look him up, you won't be wasting your time; he is an incredible man.
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+Garrett Markle Thank you Garrett.
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That's more like it!
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