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  1. BadSheep
    April 11th, 2016 2:41 PM
    BadSheep
    Idk what the exact "living wage" is, but I thought it was $10? Ill research it.

    The wealth gap in the US is absolutely terrible! The only reason $48,000 is the average is because of the top percent. The average poverty rate is 15.2%, which is crazy high, and is even higher in different areas. The system is not designed to help people out of poverty, but keep them in there. Min. wage jobs are supposed to be a stepping stone, but its becoming a living. This is deplorable.

    Yep. $10,000 a year is less than half of the poverty rate (I believe its $23,000 a year).

    Ok doing some math:

    https://aspe.hhs.gov/2015-poverty-guidelines

    For one person, the poverty line is $11,000.
    $11,770 divided by 52 weeks = $226 a week. $226 divided by 40 hours = $5.70/hour

    That seems really low... can you double check the calculation?
  2. BadSheep
    April 10th, 2016 5:16 PM
    BadSheep
    Exactly. If only the government privatized the hunting grounds, fishing spots, etc, there would be no reduction in the population of whatever species. And it would actually make fishing profitable for the fishers, and cheaper for the consumers. Instead, they are more poor than they should be because they have to fish equally during surplus fish season, and the seasons with much less fish. And there is a reduction in fish populations because its a free-for-all sort of deal. Fish the heck out of the lake/river/ocean or get out of a job. When privatized, the water owners (either if the fishers own the water or others) have an incentive to keep the fish population up. And the ironic thing is, regulation of the business is meant to protect the environment lol.

    Minimum wage isn't meant to be sustainable in the long term, but people also forget most people get off minimum wage within a year (as productivity increases), and that people in poverty only work 16 hours a week per family. And this is largely because of the welfare state that people do not have to work to make a living. The welfare state is intended by the rich to create a dependent class (people dont realize the rich get richer as the welfare state grows, and actually want it), rather than what its intention should be- to help people get off the ground if they lost their job, are sick, whatever. It should be a helpful temporary protection.
  3. BadSheep
    April 8th, 2016 10:05 PM
    BadSheep
    They will probably get him for illegal collection of rainwater and for illegal fishing. And hunting without a permit.

    Government is made up of individuals, and like the rest of us humans, are selfish. Have you seen the studies of people who gain a leadership position to control others? Scary crap.

    At the current minimum wage, it puts you about $2-3,000 above the poverty level with a full time job. Without these laws and regulations and taxes, people would be so much richer. People could focus more on parenting and spending, raising productive people.

    This is what happens:

    1) Government builds roads and employs x amount of people (lets assume its with taxes)

    2) there wasnt a demand, but people are happy because x amount of people were employed

    3) businesses and homes are built around these roads

    4) people suddenly like roads and think they are impossible without government, forgetting the x amount of jobs lost in the private sector because of the roads. They also have less money to spend, so increased wealth cannot be created. Instead, there has been a loss because the people lost money on roads they didnt demand for in the first place.

    5) People may or may not demand for roads, and government may or may not build them. If they do, it does not know where to place them, how much to price them, how to appeal to everyone, etc. Now people are an indefinite cycle of overpaying for roads at times, and underpaying roads at different times. And now less people can be employed in other markets, this market (roads), and innovation in roads/natural price drops do not occur.


    And this is the best case scenario assuming the roads are up kept and stuff, and 100% of the taxes allocated to roads went to the reads (real average would only be 30%). And assuming the government does not borrow or print any money.
  4. BadSheep
    April 8th, 2016 12:58 PM
    BadSheep
    I would argue his tent was his property, and public property is an oxymoron. It breaks every law of philosophy and rights. The government does not have the rights to it.

    The hypocrisy is great here: Its to protect the environment! *drivers giant bulldozer through forest to knockdown a tent and fences* This is ridiculous!

    The problem with jobs after college is that a college degree isn't worth nearly as much as it used to. And people dont have the experience to raise their wages/get higher wages off the bad. Wages are tied in with productivity, and college and high school are not giving these people any economic value to raise productivity!

    And these resources dont exactly have a demand either. Its a waste of money because it isn't trade- trading makes both sides wealthier, but this only makes one side more poor and the other (government) is broke anyways. This is why we need privatized infrastructure!

    If the population could use alternative currency, this would be amazing. We would be so much closer to not being slaves.

    And then they claim to fight for rights lol
  5. BadSheep
    April 6th, 2016 4:17 PM
    BadSheep


    I love this picture.
  6. BadSheep
    April 6th, 2016 4:16 PM
    BadSheep
    1) resources are bountiful. While they are finite, they are not being allocated properly and "public property" (which doesnt really exist), regulations, etc are destroying the environment and not allowing market principles to protect our resources.

    2) Jobs are being outsourced because of regulations imposed from above and rich lobbyists wanting to reduce competition..

    3) What is it now- are we born with $50,000 in debt now or something? And considering the average person doesnt even make that in a year, this is an issue. The government just spends and spends with little consideration for our future.

    4) you hit this one on the head. the Fed owns the currency and controls it (it is a mix of private/public characteristics, making it fascistic in nature). And legally, we are not allowed to trade with gold or silver, and alternative currencies are being increasingly regulated. So we are literally slaves to the system.

    I wouldnt be surprised to be honest if we did just that lol. Our imperialistic leanings are detrimental.

    The general population literally wants their rights to be taken away as a compromise, and impose this on others. This is why we have so many rights taken away- because its almost a competition between different sides of the population!
  7. BadSheep
    April 6th, 2016 1:04 PM
    BadSheep
    I didnt even know that! Thats ridiculous. I forget the term, but if you donate too much money, the government checks you out and stuff. Its messed up. I know this is an issue in churches and stuff. It seems like they get you every way.

    and they also forget about business cycles, and because of the crash of 2008, we are around a positive business cycle I think (they are about every 10-20 years).

    A piece of paper (Constitution) can't last forever. It worked for a while to help bind government, but its a failure at this point. The checks and balances only do so much. I guess a NWO-like thing would be if a world bank is established.
  8. BadSheep
    April 5th, 2016 7:11 PM
    BadSheep
    True. Freaking ridiculous. Punishments for tax "evasion" are evil. They would probably seize all of your property, if not put you in jail in a while.

    And gas companies make so much money because of US intervention in the middle east and their special privileges. And the US government making an artificial demand for roads in the 1950's during the Cold War. And the president is taking credit for lower gas prices lolololol... which is sort of true because, while there is more oil (S/D), it sort of the gov's fault for intervening and stuff.

    The issue with technology and the internet, like labor saving devices and capital, they dont force us to remember as much. This isn't necessarily bad when used correctly, but at the same time, it is easy to believe in false info.

    you are so right- the media and music industry are destroying the family structure. Family structure is very important, and the key to a free society. And everything from government policies to the media to popular culture are destroying it.

    I dont believe in the "Illuminati," but like you said, I guess its an encompassing term for big bank, the Federal Reserve, corporate interests, etc. I actually just got a book all about lobbyists called "Conspiracies of the Ruling Class" by Lawrence B. Lindsey. It should be an interesting read.
  9. BadSheep
    April 5th, 2016 1:15 PM
    BadSheep
    How can you even do music illegally other than pirating?

    I dont believe in the 9/11 inside job theory, but I have to give it credit for making a lot of sense. It was really convenient as an excuse to go start foreign wars. However, I could see an NWO-like thing coming in the future, but not any time soon.

    Society is destroying itself. We are our downfall. Everything seems backwards.

    Exactly. the US is basically the Federal Reserve and its fifty rattataes lol. The president is just the hood of the car. He/she wont change much for the people outside what is convenient for corporate interests and the growth of government.
  10. BadSheep
    April 4th, 2016 12:47 PM
    BadSheep
    Im much younger... 16. I was just asking because I have heard of a few others my age or a little older within the Libertarian community getting "off the record" jobs that aren't illegal.

    I wasnt planning on an illegal job because its not worth the risk/ idk how I would even get one. I was leaning towards something like fast food or retail in a mall. I dont mind cleaning if its for someone else or for money, so yea.

    That sucks that the government had to swoop down on our dad. Probably for some bs reason too.

    Is that link the same one as earlier? Anyways, I listened to it and was really good! I dont listen to rap often, but I like it when I do. Honestly, I liked your voice, but my word isn't very good because I can't rap myself.

    My favorite line has to be at 2:42 with "Bureaucrat dicks.... nation about to blow." So true, although I am not necessarily a believer in the NWO.
  11. BadSheep
    April 3rd, 2016 2:30 PM
    BadSheep
    Unless you babysit or clean houses. Stuff like that. Maybe pass out newspapers?

    True, but this is the election where 3rd parties will receive the most votes and Gary Johnson pulled at 11%, which is pretty good!
  12. BadSheep
    April 3rd, 2016 8:57 AM
    BadSheep
    Yea. I dont really care to be honest, but I would prefer to have a job where a chunk of it isn't taken out.

    I usually dont have the time, but this one was good.
  13. Controversial?
    April 3rd, 2016 8:18 AM
    Controversial?
    Ah, so like a deconstruction of the glamourisation of coke or something, like showing the darker side of becoming hooked to the drug? I like it. You've got a good flow on it, really suits the beat and that.

    Cheers! It's not the only project I have going, but working with other people is a rattata.. so I'm sticking it with it right now haha
  14. BadSheep
    April 3rd, 2016 7:08 AM
    BadSheep
    Hopefully I can find a job at the cafeteria in the mall working the cash registers or something. I know of a few that treat their workers well and stuff.

    Did you watch the Libertarian Party debate?
  15. BadSheep
    April 2nd, 2016 3:13 PM
    BadSheep
    Cool. Im going to try to get a job this summer, but there is a huge demand for jobs here so idk if ill be able to get one. Any recommendations for off the record jobs (if you know of any)? Im AnCap, so I might as well practice some Agorism. I know its possible, but idk what there is other than cleaning and babysitting.

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