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  1. What are your guys thoughts on bitcoin? If it were any other asset I'd say it's in a massive bubble and to sell, but this on I'm not sure. I had a chance to buy in 2009, and didn't because I thought it was a meme. Bought again at 200 but sold at 1000 because it quadrupled in price in a year. Bought ether for under a dollar, sold it before it hit ten, same with litecoin. If I had held I could be retired 5 times over now. I was basically betting that Hillary would win and we'd have a massive financial collapse, so I bet heavily on precious metals. I don't want to be having this conversation with myself in another year or two, "should have bought in at 6k, now it's 50k." but at the same time I don't want to be a schmuck and buy in at an all time high. Thoughts?
  2. Then what is a better way of arguing the point? I like the to conceptualize it as a contract, because I think it's the easiest way to do it, but I'm open to new ways of looking at it.
  3. I agree that their will not be a nuclear ww3, but the above quote I disagree with. Wars are fought to be won. Winning is what the history books call honor.
  4. 100% agree Eh... Maybe it's just a matter of perspective or how I phrased it, but consenting to sex means you accept its possible consequences, be it stds or a pregnancy. If that's not a contract I don't know what is. I think it's a much more simple way to solve the problem rather than having to make an argument for if it is a rational animal, and at what point. I avoid making the argument on moral grounds because leftists believe in moral relativism. Then I can argue the 'muh body muh choice' line because it that point it isn't their body so they can't make the choice.
  5. I think pregnancy is more like an implied contract. If we assume you're not mentally retarded you know what sex does, therefore you are consenting to have a child since there is always the risk of pregnancy to some degree.
  6. Why would it be anything other than at conception?
  7. Murder is worse than rape.
  8. Not sure if I fully agree, but since abortions for rape victims are a tiny minority I'm willing to accept that as necessary evil or something like that. But I think that the answer to this is that to those that set death as their highest ideal, long life is the slowest and most painful of suicides.
  9. I was half joking but I meant the 19th.
  10. I'd usually never accept the second as valid because it's a slippery slope to doing whatever you feel like and justifying it ex post facto, but it looks like I have come to a wall here since clearly that's what I'm advocating. I'd rather that no one had the right to vote, but repealing the 20th amendment would be a good start. Islam is cancer. I'd never thought I'd be relieved to live in the multicultural paradise known as New Jersey, but then there's Germany...
  11. If you consent to have sex you're accepting that a consequence of that is pregnancy. A zygote is a genetically distinct person. If you remove it from the womb unnecessarily and it dies then you have killed it. Killing is a violation of the NAP. Maybe not full culpability, but if you know that a crime is about to be committed and you take no action to prevent it, you own a bit of the blame. But neither of those are the point I'm trying to make. My point is that promoting abortion as immoral will lead to people who generally vote left to breed even more, and since we live in a society where every person gets a vote, that will lead to a massive increase in state power over time. So I'm trying to square this circle, that if promoting a moral will lead to the destruction of that moral is it valid not to follow it?
  12. After watching Stefans debate with crowder I'm left with a puzzling contradiction. Let's start with the assumption that abortion is axiomatically a violation of the NAP. The groups who are having abortions the most in society are blacks, Hispanics, and leftists--groups that if they get enough voting power will increase the size and scope of the state. Every time that happens it results in death camps, starvation, etc. So why should I prevent people from voluntarily submitting to genocide, especially if doing so will cause it to happen to me?
  13. challenging a parking fine in court

    My advice is to just pay the ticket.
  14. I am Neo (not hyperbolic)

    For someone so smart I would have thought you'd have learned how to use periods or write without using tired clichés. But please, do go on about the Jews and their social engineering.
  15. What Is Virtue?

    Negative virtue, like the NAP, can be absolute and universal because it requires lack of action. Positive virtue is subjective for two reasons involving action. 1, You must choose what you define as a moral ideal. And 2, you must choose if a given situation is in the spirit of the ideal. That sounds like 10 different levels of relativism, so let me give an example. You define telling the truth as a moral ideal. But if nazis are going from house to house looking for Jews, telling the truth is not in the spirit of your ideal. So this gets into what "the spirit of your ideal" means. And I don't really have a definition in words for that. I think that based on your world view you prefer certain outcomes. Achieving an outcome can usually be done based on broad principles. However, if a principle is being used against your desired outcome then that principle is maladaptive to the situation and must be discarded. That's about as close as I can get. I'll think about this some more.
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