Man injected with Bill Gates’s newest Vaccine suddenly thinks Internet Explorer is the best by yaboihenry5678 in funny
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 6 fun1 insightful - 5 fun2 insightful - 5 fun2 insightful - 6 fun - 13 days ago (0 children)
But I'm using Internet Explorer right n-
Oh my god. It is worse than we thought.
The rich are sheltering from coronavirus in luxury retreats with guns by freespeech in news
[–]ctvzbuxr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 15 days ago (0 children)
If an article starts with "The rich", you know there's nothing worth reading in there.
What's Okay To Censor? by CompleteDoubterII in memes
[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 16 days ago (0 children)
Politics is not exactly the art of philospohical consistency.
"We need to ban guns, and we give certain people the right to use guns in order to enforce gun bans"
"We prohibit theft, and we will give a few people the right to steal most of people's income, which is then used to enforce our laws"
"Slavery is the worst thing that can ever happen to a human being, but we're gonna lock children up in education camps where they have to do work every day because that's just necessary for society"
America Is a Technocracy, Not a Democracy by yaboihenry5678 in politics
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 16 days ago (0 children)
"Technocracy is an ideological system of governance in which decision-makers are selected on the basis of their expertise in a given area of responsibility, particularly with regard to scientific or technical knowledge."
And this is the case how?
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 16 days ago (0 children)
The robots! The robots have taken over! They have defeated the reptilians in the shadow war, now they rule us all!
I'm a leftist but I'm here by GreenCappy in Introductions
[–]ctvzbuxr 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 17 days ago (0 children)
Yeah and fuck these people.
[–]ctvzbuxr 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun - 18 days ago* (0 children)
Very few people hate anyone for his skin color or ethnicity. That would be an incredibly stupid belief to have. I don't think many people are that stupid or close-minded.
What you can do is gather data and statistics and compare different ethnicities based on that. You can't judge individuals this way. Like, if a high percentage of immigrants into the US vote Democrats, I can understand why a Republican or Libertarian wouldn't be too happy about masses of them being imported into their country via their taxes. I don't think this is such a controversial position to have; If immigrants reliably voted Republican, the US would probably have a borderwall visible from space right now. That doesn't mean Republicans hate brown people, they just don't like the system being rigged by immigration (this is obviously just one example, there are other points to it than that).
[–]ctvzbuxr 8 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 3 fun - 18 days ago (0 children)
I can assure you that the people you call out are just as repulsed by your ideology as you are of theirs. Still, even though I disagree with your leftism, I welcome you here. This place is for free exchange of ideas. Any dialogue can only help bring people together.
Michigan politicians wear bulletproof vests as armed protesters storm Capitol to protest stay-at-home orders by codedtestament in WorldNews
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Tanks and bombers run on gas. Soldiers have to eat. No government can suppress a population determined to resist for any length of time. But guns make it a whole lot harder for them.
Video shows man killing woman with ax blows by HopeThatHalps in WatchPeopleDie
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
This is ridiculous. This isn't an argument, I haven't payed a whole pound for this! I want my money back!
Yes it does.
Brazilian girl being beheaded. by Niggerporfavor in WatchPeopleDie
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Sucks when the severed head you're trying to hold up triumphantly has no hair to hold on to. You could go for the ears, but it wouldn't look as cool.
Well, hacking at people with an axe often tends to kill them.
Rats turn vicious as coronavirus shuts down food sources like restaurant trash --NYC by Nemacolin in news
It's from Warhammer fantasy, specifically the Skaven. Here's a video detailing their very creepy origin story:
Thirteen times the bell rang....
"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force." George Bernard Shaw by EndlessSunflowers in quotes
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
You seem to be under the illusion that we live in capitalism. Tell me, does all the government regulations, taxes and money printing scream free market to you? Look at places like Hong Kong, that is a mostly free market. And compare it to mainland China, which has a genetically identical population, which shares a lot of the history and culture. Or look at North and South Korea. Venezuela and Chile. The degree to which capitalism is deployed in a country is the degree to which this country prospers. And don't get me started on northern Europe. Yes, many of those countries have large welfare states, but those are facilitated by a large free market. These countries are quite capitalist under the surface. And they have a very high IQ population and (at least before the whole immigration debacle) a high level of social trust, all of which creates productivity that can carry the ineffectiveness of socialist exploitation.
So, if you think socialism and capitalism are both a tool to oppress us, which is your preferred system and what does it look like? Because the way I see it, every system is some degree of both (at max it's 100% one or the other).
[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago* (0 children)
Wrong. This little "detail" is what makes all the difference in the world. Capitalism is the revolutionary idea that people can act out their rational self-interest WITHOUT the use of force. The idea that people can pursue their own happiness not at the expense of others, but to mutually agreed terms. And this system has, for the first time in human history, managed to channel people's natural self-interest in a way that has lead to more productivity than ever before. Socialism on the other hand is the insane belief that if you could somehow get people to act against their own rational self-interest, you could create paradise. And it has failed spectacularly, every single time it was tried.
Man Jumps Off 16th Story Because of CoVid-19 by Goombah111 in WatchPeopleDie
I was skeptical. Nobody commits suicide because of a virus. Worst outcome is you die. So you might as well do it yourself? What?
Bernie Sanders drops out of the presidential race by magnora7 in politics
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Guess their revolution was over before it began. Very sad.
Time for the U.S. to Declare Independence From China. From N95 face masks to ventilators to essential pharmaceuticals, America is dependent on China. by Chipit in WorldNews
Siince China (or rather: the CCP) is responsible for the current crisis, the US should simply annul al it's debt to China to pay for the economic costs that the CCP's behavior has caused, until China is willing to sit down on a table and talk reasonably about who is to blame for the situation and how to go about making up for it.
Which one are you? by useless_aether in politics
As long as you're willing to let others be free, in my opinion, anything goes. I think it would be a terrible idea, but if someone wants to have his Anarcho-Marxist commune, that's totally fine as long as I can still live my capitalism. That being said, I don't think that's ever going to happen, because the consensus seems to be that marxism can only be achieved if everyone is forced to participate. And that is not compatible with anarchism whatsoever.
I don't know who John Mark is, and I don't want to get into it right now, but again, anything goes as long as you let others be free.
Minarchism is a great gateway drug for freedom. Or, to use a more positive metaphor: It is like a nicotine patch for people who want to quit the drug of politicial power but can't get there quite yet. I would much rather live in a minarchist society than what we have now, and I see minarchists as my allies in the fight for a more free world. I am very much for practical solutions, for making the world better here and now. If all we can achieve at the moment is a mostly free society, I'm all on board with that.
Voluntarism means all human interactions must be voluntary. Anarchism means there is no ruler, i.e. nobody who can force his will upon you (except in self-defense). And capitalism means respect for one's property (aka capital), which includes the body - rendering aggression (and thereby coercion) invalid. So, how are those not exactly the same?
Anarcho-Capitalism and Voluntarism are just what happens if you let people be free. How such a system will look like, I can't definitively say, but it doesn't matter how you call it.
"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone." John Maynard Keynes by EndlessSunflowers in quotes
[–]ctvzbuxr 5 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 4 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
And this is the man that has influenced our so called capitalist economic system more than any other. Absolute insanity.
I don't know what you're talking about. Is this what you imagine will happen if people are allowed to interact on a voluntary basis? People locked on top of buildings because reasons?
Capitalism Is A Broken Worthless Outdated System Of Control by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Yeah that's... not what I said at all.
[–]ctvzbuxr 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
But remember, it wasn't real socialsm, because socialism by definiton works so if it doesn't work, it can't be socialism.
[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
Capitalism is not a system. Capitalism is the result of people engaging in vuluntary interactions. What we have today is not capitalism, but a system built in it's very essence on state coercion. We live in socialism, that is why the remnants of the market are seemingly (but not actually) failing.
the numbers vs media reaction by [deleted] in conspiracy
True, it seems unlikely that corona will kill that many people, certainly in one year. But part of the reason why that is unlikely is because measures are taken to prevent it. Additionally, it would be rather annoying to be sick for weeks, be ventilated in a hospital, and potentially suffer permanent loss of lung capacity, even if you don't die from it. And let's not forget that this is a new thing. Unknown threats are scary, that is simply human nature.
[–]ctvzbuxr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
As horrible as abortion is, it doesn't have an exponential growth rate.
Death smiles at us all; all we can do is smile back. Marcus Aurelius by muellermeierschulz in quotes
There is only one thing we say to death...
Colleges Create AI to Identify 'Hate Speech' – Turns Out Minorities Are the Worst Offenders by sproketboy in news
Have you tried influencing my brain instead? Since you are so enlightened and above us all, why don't you elaborate on your political views, rather than morally masturbating yourself by talking down on others?
Why did you switch to Saidit? by legendgamer320 in AskSaidIt
[–]ctvzbuxr 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun - 1 month ago (0 children)
The inciting incident for me was that WPD got banned. But I had been pissed off by Reddit's censorship and by the fact that it is just a left-wing echochamber for a while. I found out that WPD moved to Saidit, and followed. Started reading the front page, found out that there's actually interesting stuff on here, made an account so I could post. Saw the potential of this site once more people come here, started suggesting Saidit to other Reddit users.
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
The video does indeed show a man, who is in the process of killing a woman. It does not show the woman being killed, though.
If a Businessman makes a mistake, He suffers the consequences. If a Bureaucrat makes a mistake, You suffer the consequences. -Ayn Rand by yaboihenry5678 in quotes
[–]ctvzbuxr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
That's very true unfortunately. But people attribute this to capitalism, when it really is an effect of the state, which is in it's nature a socialist concept, as it relies on the forced redistribution of whealth to sustain itself, which is a violation of property rights, the very foundation of any capitalist system.
Covid19 Is Teaching Us Two Big Lessons by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism
Dude, what world do you live in? First of all, if the CEO hand't put in the work to build the company in the first place, no one would get any money there to begin with. And the people making the decisions are the most important people. Why do you think some random worker doesn't get as much money? Because he is easily replacable, while the CEO/ management is not.
i really wanted to like voat, but they fucked up by BookSpire in MeanwhileOnVoat
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Welcome I guess.
Misgendering Someone is Not "Protected by the First Amendment" Federal Court Finds by REDISCOM in news
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Civil disobedience is the only way to deal with institutionalized madness like this.
Does anyone else feel like something is off? I was talking to some friends and we both have been having a feeling that something is off. Like it doesn’t seem real. Anyone else feel the same about this Virus? Government is playing it off, injecting Drama and PsyOp's within the narrative... by Jesus in conspiracy
[–]ctvzbuxr 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
None of these things limit the freedoms of your average citizen in such a way as the quarantines now. I live in Germany, they have started prohibiting people to go out in some places (not even the epicenters of the virus), we have Merkel saying that probably 2/3 of Germans will be infected, we have schools, restaurants, pretty much everything closed down that's not a supermarket. Something like this is quite literally unprecedented.
[–]ctvzbuxr 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago* (0 children)
Well, yes. The proportions don't seem right. The proportions of response to threat levels I mean. Don't get me wrong, last thing I want to do is downplay the virus. If the official numbers are to be believed at all, it has an enormously high spread rate and could become seasonal, effectively a new worse version of the flu (which would be bad, as it would kill people each year, cause disruptions in the economy, and overall decrease human happyness). But the sheer extremity of the measures taken seems... yeah, out of proportion is the best way to describe it. It seems they are trying to systematically abuse this crisis to limit freedoms and human rights, which calls into question whether this was an accidental release or a planned operation.
Now people are trained to follow the "rules", without question. We're happily accepting massive changes to our lifestyles without understanding anything. This is an experiment and we're not even slaves at this point. They succeeded in creating a brainless population, worldwide. by Jesus in conspiracy
I don't think it's fabricated, I think the virus is something we should take seriously. But yeah, the response by governments has been blown way out of proportion, freedoms are being limited that should never be limited under any circumstances. And they will try to use this crisis to make permanent changes to legislation that limit our freedoms permanently.
Google no longer censoring search results? by RickC-137 in conspiracy
Google literally has a virus in their system, lmao
Antifa Has A Pedophile problem by useless_aether in WorldNews
"If a child takes voluntary interest in someone sexually, then you've got a quandary."
That's a pretty big "if", because that would never happen.
"Is it moral to have children as wives? Depends on your culture."
No, it does not. No child seriously wants to get married unless heavily pressured. A child can't even know what that means. Any culture that endorses child marriage is degenerate, disgusting and immoral and should never exist.
"and it become obvious when she's pregnant."
Which means there was sex.
"Even in the USA there is Burning Man, Vancouver has a nude beach, etc."
I don't know what any of these things have to do with pedophilia. Children understand that people have a body under their clothes. What they don't understand is sexuality. If you are nude on a nude beach, children understand why you're naked, because it is normal to be nude on a nude beach. If you expose yourself in the streets, it traumatizes them because it's not normal to expose yourself on the streets.
I mean, I just made an argument for why ethics (=morality) is not dependant on tribes, cultures or individual views. When it comes to children (i.e. people who are not yet in puberty), no, I don't think things are that diverse and individualized either. The part where I admit things could get murky is when we are talking about teenagers. But pedophilia usually refers to small children.
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
It's not actually that complicated if you reject moral relativism based on secular, universal ethics.
You can never want to be raped, because rape must by definition be non-voluntary. Since rape cannot be universally rejected and accepted at the same time, the only universal can be that rape is wrong in all cases. Children can't possibly consent to sexual interaction, because they're not able to fully grasp what they would be consenting to. There you go, problem solved.
Hygiene is important by zyxzevn in funny
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Sanders vs. Biden by Chipit in memes
[–]ctvzbuxr 5 insightful - 5 fun5 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 5 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
Lmao, this is gold.
"We do not talk. We bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines, and digests." ~ Henry Miller, 1945 by JasonCarswell in quotes
Oh, so true. You say anything on the internet, people just post some link to an article by some obscure politically biased media outlet, presenting selective data and think they have refuted your position. It would take about 2 Minutes to google and find an article that says the exact opposite. Finding out the truth about something is usually difficult, and requires careful logical evaluation and comparison of different sources.
You probably already had coronavirus by useless_aether in whatever
If a disease is spreading across multiple countries on multiple continents, forming epicenters inside these countries, that is by definition a pandemic.
[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 2 months ago (0 children)
First of all, quarantines are happening all around the world, and are going to happen most likely in your country. That alone is a reason to stock up on some basic necessities. Plus, it is never a bad idea to be prepared for an emergency in general. Toilet paper doesn't run away, and food reserves can be eaten over time and replaced before they expire.
Second, I would take this more seriously. I can only work with the data that I have. It is easy to always say that every official number or statistic is wrong or fake, but the truth is, if we operate under this assumption we quickly run into territory where we can't operate at all because we have no information about anything. What I see is a global pandemic that has massive consequences for economies around the world, an unbroken exponential growth rate, governments everywhere freaking out, this is reason enough to prepare and be vigilant.
Who has the most power in the US? by zyxzevn in AskSaidIt
[–]ctvzbuxr 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun - 2 months ago* (0 children)
If you want to know who really has power over you, look at who you're not allowed to criticize.
Considering that, maybe rich people in general are not necessarily who you want to look out for. Perhaps whoever Epstein pissed off. Maybe the mainstream media, until Trump broke their power to some extend. Maybe the Satanist Cabal. Or the IRS. Could be muslim rape gangs if you're in Sweden. Or perhaps the people who ban you on Reddit for having the wrong opinions. It's a tough question.
Not a good look, Bernie. by P-38lightning in politics
It's called National Socialism for a reason.
"Governments don't want a population capable of critical thinking. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation." - George Carlin by magnora7 in quotes
That is literally what the communists have been predicting: The capitalist system will get more and more oppressive and unsustainable, then the workers will rise up and create utopia.
Except that didn't happen, people seemed to prosper under capitalism - so instead of accepting that their theories were wrong, they changed strategy and are now trying to break the system themselves.
They will keep pretending the current system is capitalism, while overregulating the market so everything collapses eventually, and they can have their revolution. It's quite insane, really.
Sanders supporters-If Bernie loses and endorses corporate owned warmonger Biden will you vote for Biden in the general election or will you finally abandon the controlled opposition that is the Democratic party? VOTE INSIGHT for Yes, FUNNY for No. by Jesus in conspiracy
(because I never started)
You can't answer yes or no to an either-or question.
10yo Boy Handcuffed, Arrested, Charged with Felony for Playing with a Nerf Bow and Arrow by Drewski in PoliceMisconduct
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WHEN NOT VOTING IS BETTER THAN VOTING | The lesser of two evils is still evil by yaboihenry5678 in politics
Well, before change can take place in the world, it has to take place in people's minds. But we just aren't there yet. And change certainly won't happen if we import people who reliably vote left (i.e. big government) faster than we can change people's minds here. That alone is a reason to go vote republican. Idealism does not change the world, unfortunately.
There is a time and place to denounce the system though - pretty much any other day.
As if the government cares how low the voting rate is. If only 2% of people vote, they won't abolish the government or change their ways. They will be happy that it's easier for them now to inject the candidate that they want. In other words: You might as well vote for the candidate you think will cause the least harm to people. Voting is not an endorsement of the political system, because there is no way to denounce the system in the context of a vote.
Congratulations to Reddit! Their actions against r/the_donald prove a) they are ready to meddle in U.S. elections b) they are ready to cover up the conspiracies against Trump c) they are ready to throw out any semblance of objectivity. by Orangutan in politics
"Keep, Reddit, your censorship", cries she with silent lips. "Send me your conservatives, your Trump supporters, your huddled masses yearning for free speech, the wretched refuse of your teeming subs."
Cop murders drunk driver emerging from car wreck by shooting him in the neck by CockMeatSandwich in WatchPeopleDie
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That's what happens when the same institution who's member is accused of a crime is running the court. It's like if a google employee was accused of a crime and the court was run by google. Absolute insanity.
Man in India builds temple for US President Donald Trump, worships him like god(-emperor) by Chipit in news
Well cows don't drop bombs on the middle east.
Reddit is now flagging content it deems as policy breaking. People who upvote this content face having their accounts suspended. Imagine mandating literal thoughtcrime. by Lunaari in MeanwhileOnReddit
I didn't say government. Little trivia about me: I'm actually an anarchist. I believe that anything can be resolved without government interference if enough people put their minds to it. That is why I think it's important to establish better platforms such as Saidit, that are dedicated to free speech and will hopefully replace things like Reddit, given enough time.
That being said, it's not that simple. Why do you think companies like Reddit are promoting left-wing politics so hard? Because they hope to acquire preferential legislation from the swamp creatures that keeps competition down and secures their monopoly. We are already competing with the power of the state here.
[–]ctvzbuxr 7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 3 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
Of course it's not quite the same as systemic, forced censorship by a totalitarian government. It's an exaggeration to get the point across.
Also, just because Reddit is private and doesn't show up at your house doesn't mean everything they do is okay. They claim to be impartial, but they're not. This is false advertising and manipulation of users. Reddit would not be as big if people knew just how one-sided it is, but they still want to use their unjustly maintained reach to influence elections. This is highly immoral behavior. If reddit wants to be partial and censor their content, they should be open and up-front about it, label themselves as a left-wing platform, and nobody in their right mind would complain about it.
Cut in half by train by JusticeLoveMercy in WatchPeopleDie
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"You had some nice legs. Do you work out?"
Sweden sentences 19 year old Muslim man to 75 hours community service for sex crime against 13 year old girl by REDISCOM in news
[–]ctvzbuxr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
I don't know what to say to this. How do you defend a culture that apparently doesn't wish to exist anymore? If Sweden doesn't want to put an end to this, I suppose they deserve to be assimilated. I mean, for fucks sake. You people used to be Vikings! You used to jump into longships and raid and pillage half of Europe for centuries! Now you won't even protect our own women and children. Get a fucking grip.
prove bitcoin isn't a ponzi scheme by faggotry999 in bitcoin
[–]ctvzbuxr 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
The real value of a currency lies in the fact that it is a medium of exchange. Any currency is only useful if enough people agree to use it. So whenever you invest your value in money (yes, even and especially govenment paper money), you take a risk that your value could shrink or in extreme cases vanish, because you are not entitled to other people trading with you, if they don't value your medium of exchange. Even gold wouldn't be nearly as valuable if it was just a commodity for use.
The point bitcoin advocates make is that bitcoin COULD potentially be a much better currency IF enough people were to use it, because it can't easily be inflated, stolen or taxed (but I repeat myself), and it can be transfered digitally while being anonymous and without much efford.
If you decide to invest in bitcoin, you hope that enough people in the future will be using bitcoin for it to have value, just like you do when you use gold or silver, or dollars (which are constantly de-valued by central banks). The alternative to using a currency is substisence farming or bantering for goods and services.
Thailand shooting: Soldier kills 20 in gun rampage by HopeThatHalps in WatchPeopleDie
The obvious conclusion: Ban guns from the military.
Baseball bat murder on the street in the Dominican Republic by HopeThatHalps in WatchPeopleDie
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Looked like an honorable duel to me.
[Archive] Man shot and killed by father-son duo in Abilene Texas (graphic) by zoristtot in WatchPeopleDie
I mean it will be him or Bernie so I'll take my chances with the guy who hasn't started any wars yet, strenghtened the economy and isn't a communist.
Dude kills random old guy in the street by Shitstick69 in WatchPeopleDie
Yeah, man. Damn! Another one? Where are they all coming from? It's almost like... you know, as if there are reasons!
[–]ctvzbuxr 9 insightful - 4 fun9 insightful - 3 fun10 insightful - 3 fun10 insightful - 4 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
Unless there's something I'm missing, it looks like that was completely justified. A big man litearally threatening to kill an old man in an argument, refusing to back off after repeated warnings, and then moving into his personal space. Yeah, he had it coming. Just because those two look ugly and there's a woman crying, doesn't mean they're in the wrong.
Also, since other people seem to use this as an opportunity to spill their guts about politics: If those two voted for Trump, good on them. Don't let leftists take away your right to defend yourelf.