thefreelioness

freebroccoli asked:

Re: "Eliminate unjust taxes" Under what circumstances can a tax be considered "just"?

thehippieconservatarian answered:

thats a bit hazy. Some would say all taxes are unjust. For now our stand is that sales tax is really the only okayish tax while income/property/business tax are not. We are open to discussion on the matter and would appreciate input!

libertariantaoist:

thefreelioness:

I would guess you are making an exception in the case of a sales tax, not for it being any less of a violation of the rights of the individual, but because to support a government you have to collect taxes somehow.  For many people who support limited government they consider taxes to be a “necessary evil.”  

My main question to people supporting a limited government is this: would you allow me to opt out?  Let’s say I did not want to pay taxes or have access to any of your public services or national defense.  If I wanted to use your roads (I would atleast for now, have no choice but to) I could pay a monthly or annual fee like a toll road.  Are you going to force me to pay for your services or will you allow me to provide them for myself or through the market?  

I never have understood why a sales tax is any less objectionable than an income tax. I would suggest to those that think anarchism is not attainable/desirable; and therefore some minimal government must exist to achieve basic services; that they rely solely on a poll tax to collect the necessary funds to support their system of government. Each participant in the “system” should be required to pay the same amount of tax. There should be competing systems. And participation in any system should be entirely voluntary. If you don’t wish to participate in the system, i.e. pay for the services and/or receive any of the services offered by any of the systems, then you can be left the hell alone. Oh, wait, the more I type, the more anarchist my ideal world becomes.  

fyeahcracker
aloofshahbanou:

Rest in Power, Troy Davis (Oct. 9, 1968 - Sept. 21, 2011)

In 1991, Troy Davis was convicted of murdering off-duty policeman Mark MacPhail in parking lot in Savannah, Georgia, and sentenced to die.
As no physical evidence connected Davis to the crime, and a murder weapon was never found, the conviction was entirely based on the testimony of nine witnesses, seven of whom have since recanted all or part of sworn statements.
Several of the witnesses said they were pressured by police officers to place the blame on Davis, while ten new witnesses have since come forward to say Sylvester “Redd” Coles — the man who reported Davis to the cops — was the real murderer.
Despite a slew of doubts concerning his guilty, Davis is on course to be executed Wednesday night at 7 PM by lethal injection. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles today denied his request for clemency, even after hearing from a juror in Davis’s trial who said the verdict could no longer be trusted.
A last-ditch effort to prevent Davis — who has had three previous stays of executions — from being put to death is underway, but many fear Davis’s legal avenues have unjustly reached a dead end.
—Sept. 20, 2011
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aloofshahbanou:

Rest in Power, Troy Davis (Oct. 9, 1968 - Sept. 21, 2011)

In 1991, Troy Davis was convicted of murdering off-duty policeman Mark MacPhail in parking lot in Savannah, Georgia, and sentenced to die.

As no physical evidence connected Davis to the crime, and a murder weapon was never found, the conviction was entirely based on the testimony of nine witnesses, seven of whom have since recanted all or part of sworn statements.

Several of the witnesses said they were pressured by police officers to place the blame on Davis, while ten new witnesses have since come forward to say Sylvester “Redd” Coles — the man who reported Davis to the cops — was the real murderer.

Despite a slew of doubts concerning his guilty, Davis is on course to be executed Wednesday night at 7 PM by lethal injection. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles today denied his request for clemency, even after hearing from a juror in Davis’s trial who said the verdict could no longer be trusted.

A last-ditch effort to prevent Davis — who has had three previous stays of executions — from being put to death is underway, but many fear Davis’s legal avenues have unjustly reached a dead end.

—Sept. 20, 2011

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fyeahcracker

Unemployed Black Woman Pretends to be White, Job Offers Suddenly Skyrocket

  • November 15, 2012 | Filed under: BizTechNews | Posted by: bowatkin If you don’t believe that racism in the job market is real, then please read this article by Yolanda Spivey. Spivey, who was seeking work in the insurance industry, found that she wasn’t getting any job offers. But as an experiment, she changed her name to Bianca White, to see if employers would respond differently. You’ll be shocked and amazed by her phenomenal story.
  • Yolanda Spivey Writes:
  • First, I created an email account and resume for Bianca. I kept the same employment history and educational background on her resume that was listed on my own. But I removed my home phone number, kept my listed cell phone number, and changed my cell phone greeting to say, “You have reached Bianca White. Please leave a message.” Then I created an online Monster.com account, listed Bianca as a White woman on the diversity questionnaire, and activated the account.
  • That very same day, I received a phone call. The next day, my phone line and Bianca’s email address, were packed with potential employers calling for an interview. I was stunned. More shocking was that some employers, mostly Caucasian-sounding women, were calling Bianca more than once, desperate to get an interview with her. All along, my real Monster.com account was open and active; but, despite having the same background as Bianca, I received no phone calls.
fyeahcracker
One white man named Lincoln supposedly fought the civil war to solve the race problem and the problem is still here. Another white man named Lincoln, again the same white man issued the emancipation proclamation to solve the race problem, the problem is still here. Some more white liberals came along with the 13th, 14th and 5th amendments which were supposed to solve the race problem, the problem is still here. Nine years ago, nine more white liberals, so-called, came up with what they called the supreme court desegregation decision and the problem is still here. And then another white man named Kennedy came along running for president and told Negroes what all he was going to do for them if they voted for him and they voted for him, 80 percent. He’s been in office now for three years and the problem is still here. When police dogs were biting black women and black children and black babies in Birmingham Alabama, that Kennedy talked about what he couldn’t do because no federal law had been violated and as soon as the Negroes exploded and began to protect themselves and got the best of the crackers in Birmingham, then Kennedy sent for the troops. And there was no—he didn’t have any new law when he sent for the troops when the Negros erupted that he had at the time when whites were erupting. So we are within our rights and with justice, with justification when we express doubt concerning the ability of the white man to solve our problem and also when we express doubt concerning his integrity, concerning his sincerity, because you will have to confess that the problem has been around here for a long time and whites have been saying the same thing about it for the past hundred years and its no nearer a solution today than it was a hundred years ago.
Malcolm X, 1963. (via disciplesofmalcolm)
theuppitynegras
fuckyeahcracker:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

bornagainwitchy:

howtobeterrell:

the-togameme:

the-unpopular-opinions:

Most black people on this site are just as bad as the radical feminists. They bitch and moan over being so oppressed and hated when you have the same rights and freedoms as every other white, hispanic, asian, indian, and any in between. I only ever see black people complaining about white people succeeding and honestly, if you worked half as hard as they did maybe you’d be in the same place. Shut up, grow up, stop believing race baiters like sharpton and the obamas and earn the shit you so desperately feel you’re entitled to.

HAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAPrime example of a white guy that was called out on his racism and got sad.


I think 5 centuries of UN PAID work is good enough eh?

Just because your ancestors got fucked over doesn’t give you a free pass. I’m sorry but that’s such bullshit. Horrible things have been done to my ancestors for who they were, maybe not as bad as yours, but you know what I still don’t expect a free ride.

lol i bet you benefitting that privilege tho

But if we all have the same freedoms and just needed to work harder, what the fuck is all of this………………………………….
White people literally can not associate positive words with Black faces because of racism 
More white people use drugs but Black people are sent to jail for drugs at 10 times the rate that white people are 
Black people who “sound Black” earn less money than those who don’t because of associations with stereotypes. Black people who “sound Black” are less likely to get called back for jobs 
Black children grow up literally associating being Black with being bad and ugly 
White people when tested shot more unarmed Black subjects than armed and unarmed white subjects 
Hate crimes increase after Boston tragedy 
Moroccan High School Student is linked to Boston tragedy for being Brown 
Bangladeshi man is beaten by people out of racism 
NYPD Commissioner wants Black and Latino men to fear him after the police targeted literally 90 percent Black and Latino men in New York and humiliating them by frisking them in public under the assumption that they had weapons. Studies found that white men were the ones who overwhelmingly had weapons while Black and Latino men didn’t 
White people blaming and convicting Black men for crimes they never committed and everyone believing them because of racism 
Stop and Frisk, ruled unconstitutional was practiced by New York police disproportionately and unfairly affecting 90% Black and Latino men because of racism 
Universities throwing racist ‘Fiesta Party’ homogenizing culture with extreme racism 
Here are some of the numbers on hate crimes against People of Color and btw, Neo Naziism is increasing! 
Every 28 Hours an African American is Extrajudicially Murdered in the U.S. 
Black people 3 times more likely to be arrested for Marijuana 
Black people receive much harsher sentencing than white people for the same crimes
Deaf Black man is stabbed out of racism when his sign language is mistaken for a GANG SIGN 
Anti-Islam posters run free on the train to reinforce racism anti-Islamic sentiments and Islamaphobia 
Oops! Chicago police raids the wrong house, holds an 11 month old at gunpoint to raise their hand, kills their dog all because of racism and assuming it was a crackhouse! Oopsies 
Let’s take it overseas! Black people in England and Wales are 7 times more likely to be stopped by police than white people. Asian people are twice as likely 
People assuming Native american baby names are actually Native and have any meaning to any ethnic group when they don’t 
Here’s a whole collection of people saying racist stereotyping homogenizing disgusting stuff about Natives 
People protesting (Idle No More) defending Native people’s humanity are attacked with violence 
White kids think it’s totally okay and normal to photograph themselves lynching a Black baby doll like an effigy
Member of the most glorified band in the world Paul McCartney made a racist white supremacist song called ‘No Pakistanis’ and everyone still glorifies him as a good person 
Racism in actual political campaign in Massachusetts against a Native runner portraying her name and image in a racist stereotypical inappropriate manner
Indian Sikh school students protest for students who are banned from wearing their turbans in public schools in France 
Here’s a graph of the statistic that approx every 28 hours an African American is extrajudicially executed in the US 
NYPD profiling and targeting LGBT*Q People of Color 
Black students (especially boys and children with disabilities) face more and harsher punishments in public schools and are being pushed out of schools into the criminal justice system. 
Black male incarceration has jumped 500% from 1986 to 2004
Albany police: SWAT literally uses a poor Black neighborhood to train in because they say it’s ‘realistic’ 
The audio recording from a young man of color of a NYPD stop and frisking him based solely how he looks calling him a “FUCKING MUTT” 
Incarceration rates by ethnicity 
All of this fucking cultural appropriation

NYPD Data Proves White People Are More Likely To Possess Drugs Or A Weapon Than Racial Minorities When Stopped, Yet 84% of Stop & Frisk Victims Are Black/Latino

Residential Segregation




Jonathan Ferrell was in a car accident and was shot multiple times and killed by the police asking for help after being accused of trying to break and enter because he’s Black.

fuckyeahcracker:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

bornagainwitchy:

howtobeterrell:

the-togameme:

the-unpopular-opinions:

Most black people on this site are just as bad as the radical feminists. They bitch and moan over being so oppressed and hated when you have the same rights and freedoms as every other white, hispanic, asian, indian, and any in between. I only ever see black people complaining about white people succeeding and honestly, if you worked half as hard as they did maybe you’d be in the same place. Shut up, grow up, stop believing race baiters like sharpton and the obamas and earn the shit you so desperately feel you’re entitled to.

HAHAHHAAHAHAHAHA
Prime example of a white guy that was called out on his racism and got sad.

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I think 5 centuries of UN PAID work is good enough eh?

Just because your ancestors got fucked over doesn’t give you a free pass. I’m sorry but that’s such bullshit. Horrible things have been done to my ancestors for who they were, maybe not as bad as yours, but you know what I still don’t expect a free ride.

lol i bet you benefitting that privilege tho

But if we all have the same freedoms and just needed to work harder, what the fuck is all of this………………………………….

antigovernmentextremist
antigovernmentextremist:

gunrunnerhell:

I was wrong…
Apparently the M1 Garand was used in one of the most prolific school shootings in U.S history. On May 4th 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a group of unarmed college students, unleashing 67 rounds in 13 seconds, killing 4 and wounding 9, of which 1 was permanently paralyzed.
Think about that for a while. The government banned the importation of the M1 Garand because they felt these weapons would fall in the wrong hands. Yet the only time the M1 Garand was used to kill innocent people on U.S soil was when they were in government hands.
Source

The M1 Garand fires such a gnarly round too.

antigovernmentextremist:

gunrunnerhell:

I was wrong…

Apparently the M1 Garand was used in one of the most prolific school shootings in U.S history. On May 4th 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a group of unarmed college students, unleashing 67 rounds in 13 seconds, killing 4 and wounding 9, of which 1 was permanently paralyzed.

Think about that for a while. The government banned the importation of the M1 Garand because they felt these weapons would fall in the wrong hands. Yet the only time the M1 Garand was used to kill innocent people on U.S soil was when they were in government hands.

Source

The M1 Garand fires such a gnarly round too.

thefreelioness
The years before 9/11 were most of my early childhood. Like most elementary school students I was concerned with things fairly trivial in nature and largely apathetic to the world around me. But ever since, I haven’t been able to ignore the police state that erected itself after that day. It was intended to protect the people who supported it, but it’s become clear that it has consequences for everyone. The current state of liberty is grim in New York, especially with a population more pre-occupied with their safety rather than their freedom, but it is even worse for the poor and weakest among us.
waitingfortheothers
therabbitoftheemeraldisle:

thisiscasey7:

forgott-en:

nedhepburn:

This one time I painted a living room with a girl.
This was a handful of years back. It was about eight months before the huge, flame-out of a breakup. That day, though? That day we painted the living room? It was pretty uneventful. We painted my parents living room for $50 between us and a pizza. That was it. I think we watched Anchorman or something after that.
But it still holds as on of the most indelible memories I have. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not still in love, it happened, it was good, it ended, and we’ve both moved on. But I’ll never forget that day. Because it’s never, in the long run, about the grand gestures. You can fly across the world and show up on her doorstep with a rose in your teeth and a ring in a little velvet box but I can guarantee you that - more often than not - she’s going to remember the time you built the birdhouse in the back yard, or what have you, a whole lot more.
Life wasn’t meant to be taken in large movements. The next day will inevitably arrive, you’ll sleep, and the moment will have passed. But when you have a hundred thousand small moments, you can step back and appreciate the picture a lot more than metaphorically blowing your load on some grand moment that, in all honesty, look, you’re not Bruce Fucking Springsteen, you’re not going to be able to blow everyone’s mind every single night. You’re not Romeo and/or Juliet. There’s no reason to drink the poison together in some flame-out gesture. So that leaves us with the small stuff. It’s all about the detail.
That’s what love is. Attention to detail.
And the moment will end. And then things will get boring. And it might get a little quiet. And it might all end horribly. And you might hate eachother at the end. And you might walk away from eachother one day and never speak again. But that’s just how it goes.
But she’ll remember the time you held the door open for her on your first date.She’ll remember the time you laughed at her impression of the landlady.She’ll remember the time you stayed up all night that first time. She’ll remember the small things a lot longer than the big ones.
But everything ends. And I’ll tell you why you have to make the small things, the small moments count so much more:
One day, probably a while longer from now, when old age takes ahold of someone, she might just only remember your smile. Everything you ever did together, every second, every moment, every beat, every morning spent in bed, every evening spent together on the sofa, all of that - gone. Everything you ever did will be reduced to the head of a pin. She won’t remember your name. She’ll just remember your smile, and she’ll smile. She won’t know why. It’s a base, gut reaction. But she’ll smile, uncontrollably, and it will come from somewhere so deep as to know that you touched her on a primal, honest, and true level that no scientist, scholar, or savant could ever begin to explain. There is no more. There is nothing else. There is just this: She’ll remember your smile, and she’ll smile.
And you know what? That’s all that really matters in the end.


I just cried at this

Its good that others understand.

therabbitoftheemeraldisle:

thisiscasey7:

forgott-en:

nedhepburn:

This one time I painted a living room with a girl.

This was a handful of years back. It was about eight months before the huge, flame-out of a breakup. That day, though? That day we painted the living room? It was pretty uneventful. We painted my parents living room for $50 between us and a pizza. That was it. I think we watched Anchorman or something after that.

But it still holds as on of the most indelible memories I have. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not still in love, it happened, it was good, it ended, and we’ve both moved on. But I’ll never forget that day. Because it’s never, in the long run, about the grand gestures. You can fly across the world and show up on her doorstep with a rose in your teeth and a ring in a little velvet box but I can guarantee you that - more often than not - she’s going to remember the time you built the birdhouse in the back yard, or what have you, a whole lot more.

Life wasn’t meant to be taken in large movements. The next day will inevitably arrive, you’ll sleep, and the moment will have passed. But when you have a hundred thousand small moments, you can step back and appreciate the picture a lot more than metaphorically blowing your load on some grand moment that, in all honesty, look, you’re not Bruce Fucking Springsteen, you’re not going to be able to blow everyone’s mind every single night. You’re not Romeo and/or Juliet. There’s no reason to drink the poison together in some flame-out gesture. So that leaves us with the small stuff. It’s all about the detail.

That’s what love is. Attention to detail.

And the moment will end. And then things will get boring. And it might get a little quiet. And it might all end horribly. And you might hate eachother at the end. And you might walk away from eachother one day and never speak again. But that’s just how it goes.

But she’ll remember the time you held the door open for her on your first date.
She’ll remember the time you laughed at her impression of the landlady.
She’ll remember the time you stayed up all night that first time.
She’ll remember the small things a lot longer than the big ones.

But everything ends. And I’ll tell you why you have to make the small things, the small moments count so much more:

One day, probably a while longer from now, when old age takes ahold of someone, she might just only remember your smile. Everything you ever did together, every second, every moment, every beat, every morning spent in bed, every evening spent together on the sofa, all of that - gone. Everything you ever did will be reduced to the head of a pin. She won’t remember your name. She’ll just remember your smile, and she’ll smile. She won’t know why. It’s a base, gut reaction. But she’ll smile, uncontrollably, and it will come from somewhere so deep as to know that you touched her on a primal, honest, and true level that no scientist, scholar, or savant could ever begin to explain. There is no more. There is nothing else. There is just this: She’ll remember your smile, and she’ll smile.

And you know what? That’s all that really matters in the end.

I just cried at this

Its good that others understand.