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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-07-08 09:12 PM
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56. fuck that...
why should a 6'4" 225 lb. person who does heavy physical labor all day be limited to the same amount of sustenance as a 5'1" 110 lb. person who'd have trouble lifting 40 lbs.?

not everybody's needs are equal.
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  -Okay, if the economy does collapse, how will a new one be structured? HypnoToad  Jul-07-08 06:01 PM   #0 
  - Answer?  A HERETIC I AM   Jul-07-08 06:02 PM   #1 
  - apparently we'll all be carrying our little bags of gold dust everywhere...  QuestionAll   Jul-07-08 06:05 PM   #2 
  - Gold dust? Who said anything about gold dust?  Art_from_Ark   Jul-07-08 08:23 PM   #45 
     - some people are. and they're usually pretty scary.  QuestionAll   Jul-07-08 09:08 PM   #54 
        - Sounds pretty off the wall  Art_from_Ark   Jul-07-08 09:12 PM   #55 
           - no. they're just deluded morans who yearn for life in pioneer days...  QuestionAll   Jul-07-08 09:22 PM   #59 
              - But money HAS become worthless, or close to worthless,  Art_from_Ark   Jul-07-08 10:51 PM   #68 
                 - and where are all the merchants who take gold in return for goods and services??  QuestionAll   Jul-07-08 11:21 PM   #71 
                    - I never said anything about merchants accepting precious metals  Art_from_Ark   Jul-08-08 01:09 AM   #72 
                       - Inflation is just a function of fractional reserve banking.  Selatius   Jul-08-08 01:13 AM   #73 
                          - Pre-Revolution Colonial Scrip  Art_from_Ark   Jul-08-08 01:34 AM   #75 
                             - It depended on the state legislature, but Pennsylvania is considered probably the best example.  Selatius   Jul-08-08 01:43 AM   #76 
                                - If a loaf of bread costs $20 at some point in the future  Art_from_Ark   Jul-08-08 02:33 AM   #78 
  - Only one hard and fast rule... It'll be slanted in favor of the wealthy and influential.  Mojambo   Jul-07-08 06:06 PM   #3 
  - If the 'global economy' crashes, will not everybody be poor?  HypnoToad   Jul-07-08 06:06 PM   #4 
     - Sure, but we're talking about after the crash. The "new" structure. n/t  Mojambo   Jul-07-08 06:08 PM   #8 
     - No. See Post #3  NeoConsSuck   Jul-07-08 06:13 PM   #13 
     - You would think so , all we seem to have for reference  blues90   Jul-07-08 06:53 PM   #28 
  - From each according to his ability, to each according to his need  ben_meyers   Jul-07-08 06:08 PM   #5 
  - Nonsense. Not everyone is entitled to the same outcome.  Raskolnik   Jul-07-08 06:47 PM   #27 
  - And who gets to decide of what worth each "contribution" is?  uppityperson   Jul-07-08 07:02 PM   #30 
  - Easy, The State. n/t  ben_meyers   Jul-07-08 07:11 PM   #31 
  - Ridiculous.  Raskolnik   Jul-07-08 07:39 PM   #39 
  - Well, we've seen how well that idea works. Next. /nt  anigbrowl   Jul-07-08 10:19 PM   #66 
  - Well, at the risk of being accused of being Milton Friedman, that's the point of a free market  Raskolnik   Jul-07-08 07:26 PM   #35 
  - Your ideals are old and corrupt. That's what got us in this in the first place.  Xenotime   Jul-07-08 07:20 PM   #33 
     - Cooperation =/= equality of outcome.  Raskolnik   Jul-07-08 07:34 PM   #38 
        - It's the difference between market socialism and Soviet-style communism.  Selatius   Jul-08-08 01:25 AM   #74 
        - The rich have a moral imperative to pay their fair share.  Xenotime   Jul-08-08 02:07 PM   #79 
           - That's a non sequitor.  Raskolnik   Jul-08-08 02:15 PM   #80 
  - fuck that...  QuestionAll   Jul-07-08 09:12 PM   #56 
  - Ever see "Beyond Thunderdome"?  MercutioATC   Jul-07-08 06:08 PM   #6 
  - pretty much that's how i see it too...  CasualWatcher9   Jul-07-08 09:43 PM   #64 
  - Via a Human Time-Lord Meta-Crisis!  Moochy   Jul-07-08 06:08 PM   #7 
  - That was such a fun episode.  Mojambo   Jul-07-08 06:09 PM   #9 
     - It was fun... (no spoilers)  Moochy   Jul-07-08 06:13 PM   #14 
  - I will rule everything, since I'm the only one the world owes a living to.  razorman   Jul-07-08 06:10 PM   #10 
  - jaysus h keerist  aspergris   Jul-07-08 06:11 PM   #11 
  - Oh, I am keeping my fears in restraint and, indeed, have contemplated investing again.  HypnoToad   Jul-07-08 06:13 PM   #15 
  - Ya  aspergris   Jul-07-08 06:27 PM   #20 
  - It is different this time  FarCenter   Jul-07-08 06:24 PM   #19 
     - lol  aspergris   Jul-07-08 06:30 PM   #22 
     - Opportunity perhaps for those who already have money to invest..  Fumesucker   Jul-07-08 06:42 PM   #24 
        - well yes  aspergris   Jul-07-08 06:58 PM   #29 
           - Unless you are quite wealthy..  Fumesucker   Jul-07-08 07:28 PM   #36 
              - I'm not  aspergris   Jul-07-08 07:32 PM   #37 
                 - Why does someone who lacks money to invest..  Fumesucker   Jul-07-08 07:57 PM   #42 
                    - Do you have difficulty with reading comprehension?  aspergris   Jul-07-08 08:02 PM   #43 
                       - You *said* you weren't wealthy...  Fumesucker   Jul-07-08 08:05 PM   #44 
                          - Astounding illogic  aspergris   Jul-07-08 08:26 PM   #46 
                             - "Wealthy" and even "quite wealthy" are relative terms..  Fumesucker   Jul-07-08 08:37 PM   #47 
                                - "In your mind"  aspergris   Jul-07-08 08:51 PM   #52 
                                   - I've been down so goddamn long, it looks like up to me..  Fumesucker   Jul-07-08 09:14 PM   #57 
                                      - Again, you fabricate  aspergris   Jul-07-08 09:19 PM   #58 
     - I'm constantly amazed..  sendero   Jul-07-08 07:20 PM   #32 
  - The collapse will be blamed on too much regulation  Terry_M   Jul-07-08 06:12 PM   #12 
  - Blaming this crisis on regulation makes no logical sense since it was the deregulated part of  Zynx   Jul-07-08 06:17 PM   #16 
     - While I agree that it makes no logical sense...  Terry_M   Jul-07-08 06:29 PM   #21 
  - Smaller. Simpler. (until it spirals again). That's good and bad.  rucky   Jul-07-08 06:19 PM   #17 
  - i think the opposite. larger, more concentrated. that's what all the  Hannah Bell   Jul-07-08 09:25 PM   #60 
  - .......  DJ13   Jul-07-08 06:20 PM   #18 
  - I'm a Bit Scared, and No It's Not Fun, not for Me  fascisthunter   Jul-07-08 06:32 PM   #23 
  - Bartertown  arcadian   Jul-07-08 06:45 PM   #25 
  - Hmm, barter system? I'm just praying that it doesn't collapse...  ChimpersMcSmirkers   Jul-07-08 06:47 PM   #26 
  - Most people....  sendero   Jul-07-08 07:24 PM   #34 
  - yep, sheer stupidity, top to bottom, everywhere. that's it.  Hannah Bell   Jul-07-08 09:28 PM   #61 
     - Have you ever worked for a corporation?  sendero   Jul-09-08 07:37 AM   #81 
  - I've had this idea for quite some time now. It's positives are universality and the fact that  greyhound1966   Jul-07-08 07:42 PM   #40 
  - It should be structured to benefit PEOPLE  Kansas Wyatt   Jul-07-08 07:50 PM   #41 
  - Using Club Med bar beads n/t  48percenter   Jul-07-08 08:40 PM   #48 
  - I bought a 600 buck rear tine tiller today getting ready for next year.  ileus   Jul-07-08 08:40 PM   #49 
  - Talk to some Katrina victims for the answer to your query.  BeHereNow   Jul-07-08 08:43 PM   #50 
  - The restructuring is ongoing. What do you think nafta, cafta, wto,  Hannah Bell   Jul-07-08 09:32 PM   #62 
  - The reconstruction IS on going, and NOT in our favor.  BeHereNow   Jul-07-08 10:06 PM   #65 
     - for the record, ANYTHING can be confisticated.  Hannah Bell   Jul-07-08 10:29 PM   #67 
  - Yep, that's about the sum of it. :( nt  TheGoldenRule   Jul-08-08 02:29 AM   #77 
  - Parecon: Life After Capitalism  killbotfactory   Jul-07-08 08:50 PM   #51 
  - I think that'd last about 5 minutes  anigbrowl   Jul-07-08 10:55 PM   #69 
  - The 2%'ers will still be the 2%'ers..  stillcool47   Jul-07-08 09:04 PM   #53 
  - New rate of exchange: bullets.  tomreedtoon   Jul-07-08 09:43 PM   #63 
  - Tax will be re-imagined as a form of risk management.  anigbrowl   Jul-07-08 10:57 PM   #70 
 

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