Drifters and Deceivers

stats professor wanted to see the football game. helped him find a stream. he realized it was illegal.

not sure if im going to jail.

sportdad420:

Hablando y aprendiendo otro idiomas tears down walls between people como nada más.

german “r’s”   

like what the fuck.

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"AnCaps" or libertarians on steroids: how to argue against free market fundamentalists

You’ve probably never heard of this wacky bunch of Ayn Rand worshipers called “anarcho-capitalists” because their half-witted ramblings are confined to the internet. These nutjobs are basically libertarians on steroids. They scream about how the government is the cause of all of life’s problems (stubbed your toe? “GOVERNMENT!”, have a cough? “GOVERNMENT!”). If you ever come across one of this rabid Rand lovers it’s best to be armed because, like religious fundamentalists they will never listen to anything that challenges their deeply held beliefs.

So the first thing to do is to call them free market fundamentalists. Calling someone a fundamentalist is a great tactic because it automatically makes your opponent look irrational, which is true because they don’t like it when their deep seated assumptions are challenged. The fact is you just have to have governments. It’s a complete non-starter to deny this and anyone who claims the opposite should not be taken seriously. At all.

Second, these narrow minded children only ever read from sources that confirm their biases and call anything disputing the “facts” gleaned from their favorite outlets as propaganda so if ever you see “AnCap” rantings on the internet, don’t be afraid to do the same and call whatever they say propaganda. Not that they frequent Alternet, Think Progress, Huffington Post, USA Today or Salon much because truth rolls off them like (polluted) water off a duck’s back.

Another cool tactic is to call them shills, because that’s what they are - shills to the Kochtopus dark money machine. They just spew out “information” they’ve heard from their favorite outlets without applying any kind of critical thinking skills. They unfortunately lack the superior logic that come naturally to progressives.

Another great tool is pointing out that their stateless, free market utopia is impossible. The free market has never existed and will never exist. It is a fantasy, a delusion. If Ayn-caps ever got their way they’d have the tax payer bail out banksters every day, privatizing the profits and socializing the losses just like the financial crisis which was caused by the free market.

You can never really argue with fundies. They’re smug, cling irrationally to their ideas, and spew countless contradictions that don’t mesh with reality, which has a liberal bias anyway.

fuck me

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riddlersgammon:

that time of year is approaching

scary lawn decorations

terrifying tv programs

people in costumes going door to door

election season

(via priceofliberty)

i wonder if a business has ever loss money on purpose in order to get taxes back or pay lesser taxes in the future.

moondoughnut:

who even gets up at 6am by choice??? what does the world even have to offer at 6am???? the answer is nothing

epl soccer.

(Source: moonsmoothie, via sportdad420)

baldy tackled me and ended up removing like half the nail on my toe

moochiethinks:

edwardspoonhands:

I’ve recently become fascinated by why tuition costs have risen so much in the last 30 years. I mean…it’s insane, and it doesn’t result in a better education. It turns out, for the most part, that it’s marketing. Universities spending money so that they look better than other universities so they get more and better students so that they can make more money (largely via student loans.)

Student loans mean well, and they’re vital. But the education industry has been economically incentivized by their easy access to raise prices and get more students paying more. Schools that don’t spend lots of money on luxury dorms and top notch sports programs don’t grow…kids don’t go to them because, effectively, it’s the same price for 18 year olds because the loans are available.

We should start a university that costs $3000 per year, but you have to sleep on a cot with six other people in the room. Like Hogwarts.

BOOM! Exactly!

Also, this is what comes from the notion, now dogma, that ALL people must go to college.

Oh, really?

Must a plumber? A hairdresser? A general contractor? Those guys who work on the roads? Or build buildings? Etc? No, we need vocational schools for those jobs.

Sure, if you own the business, it may be good to have a degree like an MBA. But my niece owns her own, very successful dance studio & only took some business classes at a community college!

I love Hank’s idea here. Dorms are like club med these days! (Well, at least the new ones.) Do college students really need campus-run 24-hour gyms? I took PE classes just so I could work out.

The student loan system is a racket. A government-run/subsidized racket.

My school costs a shade under 3200 a semester and is really well known for what I’ve chosen to major in.

(Source: sandandglass, via semper-spes-est)