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posted by martyb on Monday October 02 2017, @04:18PM   Printer-friendly

A gunman fired upon thousands of people attending a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night, in a brutal attack that is blamed for at least 58 deaths, police say. In the mass shooting and panic that ensued, 515 people were injured. At least one of the dead is an off-duty police officer who was attending the concert.

Editorializing: Interesting how media always emphasize ISLAMIC terrorists, but downplay domestic terrorism as psychologically disturbed individual lone-wolfs.

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  • (Score: 2) by TheRaven on Wednesday October 04 2017, @12:57PM (2 children)

    by TheRaven (270) on Wednesday October 04 2017, @12:57PM (#576996) Journal

    You do not comprehend the meaning of "freedom". A free person is the sole and exclusive owner of his human body. He has 100% ownership of his body (and thus ALL property acquired by said body)

    And all property required to maintain said body? Does he, purely by dint of existing, own the rights to enough land to grow crops to feed him? A supply of fresh water?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 04 2017, @08:55PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 04 2017, @08:55PM (#577177)

    Yup. A free man could choose to use his body and mind to learn a skill, trade the use of that skill in mutually-voluntary trade for resources (money, barter, etc.), and then use those saved resources to buy land, crop seed, access to water (or rain cisterns, etc.).

    In the event of unclaimed resources, Lockean principles and logic also detail the reasoning that supports taking ownership of such wild resources by using one's own labor to improve and manage it. It holds true of acorns in a forest to an asteroid out in space.

    You are ENTITLED to nothing from others. Assuming you to be a free person, you have 100% ownership in your own body and 0% over anyone else's.

    • (Score: 2) by TheRaven on Thursday October 05 2017, @09:41AM

      by TheRaven (270) on Thursday October 05 2017, @09:41AM (#577374) Journal
      Please go and read Adam Smith. Even if you learn nothing about economics after that, Smith explains in great detail why the system you're describing can't work and no subsequent economists have contradicted him.
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