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by Felix
Tue May 19, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What if everybody did it?
Replies: 14
Views: 4493

Re: What if everybody did it?

Libertarians of the Benjamin Tucker persuasion thought that a small government would result in an even distribution of capital. Ironically, this maps the ideas of marxists hoping/fighting for a widespread ownership of capital by the masses. It is also quite similar to the idea of the citizen's divid...
by Felix
Mon May 18, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: What is the most important thing in a long term relationship / marriage?
Replies: 26
Views: 7376

Re: What is the most important thing in a long term relationship / marriage?

Based on my experience a good relationship rests on the two pillars of mutual trust and epic sex.
by Felix
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: When did debt become acceptable?
Replies: 15
Views: 4165

Re: When did debt become acceptable?

The thing with debt that is usually forgotten is the other side for whom that debt is an asset. Paying off (or cancelling) debt also means removing this asset. Debt is a deal between person A and person B. Usually person B prefers to just silently collect money from person A for ... well ... :-) To ...
by Felix
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Vegan
Replies: 13
Views: 4348

Re: Vegan

Indian and asian food is great cheap vegan fare. Asian food is basically veggie stir fry based on which veggies are on sale (supplemented with carrots which are usually cheap). Indian is some sort of dal (legume soup/sauce). Get the spices in bulk. Get lots of garlic and ginger. Eat these with lots ...
by Felix
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Fundamental Laws of Stupidity
Replies: 56
Views: 21185

Re: Fundamental Laws of Stupidity

In terms of what to do against stupidity (especially your own), I like the Cosmic Schmuck principle . It seems to point at the underlying cause of stupidity. The Cosmic Schmuck Principle holds that if you don't wake up, once a month at least, and realize you have recently been acting like a Cosmic S...
by Felix
Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Why do humans care about other humans?
Replies: 11
Views: 4772

Re: Why do humans care about other humans?

Caring and altruism are the default mode for humans as this is beneficial for a social species living in small tribes. The whole thing kind of breaks down beyond 150-300 or so people , when our mental capacity to maintain a theory of mind reaches a limit of memory space. This is why charity on a lar...
by Felix
Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: "A Path Appears" they presume you are a calculating egoist
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

Re: "A Path Appears" they presume you are a calculating egoist

This is both obvious and necessary to point out as there is a widespread negative knee-jerk reaction to anything that can be spin-doctored into government involvement being inherently evil. Not even a cost-benefit analysis in financial terms (completely ignoring benefits to human well-being) will wo...
by Felix
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Forums' new theme
Replies: 46
Views: 14549

Re: Forums' new theme

I miss the A-team font. :-(
by Felix
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Global Population Issues
Replies: 262
Views: 65526

Re: Global Population Issues

If you want kids to stay virgins give them World of Warcraft accounts or Skyrim or both.
by Felix
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Conservatives/Liberals Hardwired Differently
Replies: 42
Views: 7776

Re: Conservatives/Liberals Hardwired Differently

I don't want to derail the thread. I just wanted to point out that it is probably not willingness to change things that is the difference between conservatives and liberals and this was the obvious example. And maybe dividing 300 million people into two groups and then making statements about these ...
by Felix
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Conservatives/Liberals Hardwired Differently
Replies: 42
Views: 7776

Re: Conservatives/Liberals Hardwired Differently

workathome wrote:Could end up something like this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_ ... viet_Union

Yes, that's the scary direction this could take.
by Felix
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Low cost living and quality of life/safety issues
Replies: 179
Views: 39875

Re: Low cost living and quality of life/safety issues

That's just what Obama wants you to believe. :P
by Felix
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Low cost living and quality of life/safety issues
Replies: 179
Views: 39875

Re: Low cost living and quality of life/safety issues

I joke because otherwise I would be compelled to start pulling my hair out in small clumps. Phew. That was expertly done. I really couldn't tell either way thanks to the follow-up. :lol: :lol: :lol: They also live in trailers, keep animals, criticize our American way of life and take our jobs. The ...
by Felix
Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Low cost living and quality of life/safety issues
Replies: 179
Views: 39875

Re: Low cost living and quality of life/safety issues

Personally, I am most concerned with the recent wave of immigrants from Northern Europe. You know they don't shower with hot water and they eat nothing but beans. Have you ever had to sit next to one on a bus? It's disgusting. You are among cold-showering bean-eaters here. http://forum.earlyretirem...
by Felix
Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Your Legacy
Replies: 26
Views: 6565

Re: Your Legacy

From my perspective a legacy is some way of making the world a bit more livable and enjoyable for others - if they know my name is of no importance in this. It would be nice to believe that I play my part in a greater development towards that goal. Maybe to some degree we all do already. I'm not eve...
by Felix
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Conservatives/Liberals Hardwired Differently
Replies: 42
Views: 7776

Re: Conservatives/Liberals Hardwired Differently

I'm not sure conservatives want no change. Removing the goverment-provided social safety net is quite a change. Did liberals become conservative and vice versa with the New Deal?

Is there a correlation between MBTI-type and political affiliation?
by Felix
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Engineer identification test
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

Re: Engineer identification test

These are way too accurate. :lol:
by Felix
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Giant Robot Project
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Re: Giant Robot Project

Fuckin' awesome!!!
by Felix
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Low cost living and quality of life/safety issues
Replies: 179
Views: 39875

Re: Low cost living and quality of life/safety issues

thanks for proving my point....."Hate speech" and "racist" are the terms used most often to try and silence opposing viewpoints....Sorry, but we have free speech in America as much as some try to take away that free speech... Saying "you said hate speech and racist" to silence opposing viewpoints i...