July72014

garfieldagrons:

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER MOVIE POSTER GIVEAWAY

I just found a bunch of The Winter Soldier posters left at work, so I thought I’d have a giveaway on here.

I have one copy of the first poster, which measures 30 x 40 inches, and seven copies of the second IMAX noir poster, which measures 19 x 12 inches. I am hoping to get more of the second poster and I’ll update the post if I do.

First Winner: The first poster and the second poster.

Other Winners: The second poster.

RULES/INFORMATION:

  • You don’t have to follow me, although I won’t complain if you do.
  • You must reblog this post - likes do not count and you can reblog however many times you like.
  • I’ll ship anywhere and everywhere.
  • The edges of the posters may be a bit frayed, but nothing particularly bad - I’ll be happy to take pictures of proof if anyone is concerned.
  • Contest ends 31st July (9pm GMT) and I’ll put everyone into a randomizer and will hopefully message the winners within the week.
  • Good luck!

(via fuckyeahcaptainamerica)

July12014
“The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding. […] Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means — to declare that the government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal — would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine this court should resolutely set its face.” Justice Louis Brandeis, Dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928).
June302014
“The world is going to hell and everyone’s watching cat videos.” John Kobylt, KFI News Radio

(Source: kfiam640.com)

June292014
A lot of times, people don’t understand the difference between government systems and economic systems. The government system of the United States is a Democratic Republic. That means that the people vote for the politicians who—hopefully—enact proper legislation. The economic system of the United States is capitalism. True capitalism is where individuals are free to trade their goods and services for the goods, services, and money of other individuals to the mutual benefit of both parties.

The US was founded on the notion that the government was historically the greatest threat to people’s freedom, and so its power must be limited. Capitalism serves this goal. It intends the product of your labor only goes towards your intended goals. This is contrary to collective economic systems, such as socialism, where the product of your labor goes towards the government. This empowers the government and limits the power of individuals, easily allowing the government to subjugate its people.

A lot of times, people don’t understand the difference between government systems and economic systems. The government system of the United States is a Democratic Republic. That means that the people vote for the politicians who—hopefully—enact proper legislation. The economic system of the United States is capitalism. True capitalism is where individuals are free to trade their goods and services for the goods, services, and money of other individuals to the mutual benefit of both parties.

The US was founded on the notion that the government was historically the greatest threat to people’s freedom, and so its power must be limited. Capitalism serves this goal. It intends the product of your labor only goes towards your intended goals. This is contrary to collective economic systems, such as socialism, where the product of your labor goes towards the government. This empowers the government and limits the power of individuals, easily allowing the government to subjugate its people.

June282014
“It is in the interest of every individual to exist in a society that recognizes the right to defend oneself in a fair trial.”
June272014
“The next time you say, “I have a right,” ask: “Who has the duty?” If there is anyone who has a duty to do anything except refrain from interfering with you, ask: “On what grounds do I claim a right to subordinate that person’s will to mine?””

Charles W. Baird

Professor of Economics Emeritus

California State University at East Bay

(Source: fee.org)

June232014
“I loved you conditionally. You loved him unconditionally. I stopped loving you.”

love 

4AM

What is Volitionism? pt1

Start with the concept of free will, that individuals have the power to make their own choices. Then acknowledge the fact that individuals do not always have the power to make all their choices. A person, given the choice, would surely choose to be happy and free over being unhappy and fated. But since individuals are not always happy and free, it is apparent that they do not always have a choice in the matter, ie do not always have free will. Here, Volitionism recognizes this fact and reasserts free will by addressing the factor preventing the individual from choosing happiness and freedom. By CHOOSING to address the factor limiting freedom.

Example 1: An individual is depressed. It is unlikely that the individual chooses to be depressed, because, given the choice, he would be happy. So he must have no choice in the matter. But, he can find out what is making him depressed, like maybe a lack of B vitamins, and address it. In this way, he ultimately does have the power to be happy.

June222014
“As long as you exist in this world, you are subject to the demands of this world.”
June192014

Thanks a lot =\

  • Me: Thank you for your help, Dave. You're a scholar and a gentleman.
  • Dave: The last time I heard that, it was my teacher who used that old saying.
  • Me: Yeah? And was he an English teacher?
  • Dave: I think so.
  • Me: There you go, and what am I?
  • Dave: Old.
  • Me: No, an English major, dammit!
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