[ExI] I Miss The King of Extropia
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 14:27:53 UTC 2016
I sure can explain it to you. If an entity continues to spend more than it
takes in, and does it long enough, that entity will eventually go bust.
Well, how about those who say that we have been in debt since 1835? And
what does GDP have to do with it? And what about the article? Debt is a
good thing? I understand what you say, but it seems that that is
irrelevant somehow. I am with you and it scares me.
On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 9:23 AM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> I sure can explain it to you. If an entity continues to spend more than
> it takes in, and does it long enough, that entity will eventually go bust.
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 6:07 AM, rex <rex at nosyntax.net> wrote:
>> spike <spike66 at att.net> [2016-07-17 16:30]:
>> > >... On Behalf Of rex
>> > Subject: Re: [ExI] I Miss The King of Extropia
>> > spike <spike66 at att.net> [2016-07-17 10:20]:
>> > >
>> > >>... That argument only applies to about six states. If we want to
>> go with the
>> > > pragmatic argument, one can check the opinion polls in one’s state
>> > > week before the election, then if it isn’t within the margin of
>> error, the
>> > > outcome is certain and one gets to vote however they want without
>> fear of
>> > > contributing to the winner’s margin.
>> > >...MoE is merely an arbitrary number, typically 0.95. All it means is
>> that the outcome is expected to be within that confidence internal (95% or
>> whatever) 95% of the time. This also means that it's expected to be outside
>> the MoE 5% of the time. It does NOT mean the outcome is certain. -rex
>> > --
>> > Hi Rex, ok sure. Everyone is free to decide what is the appropriate
>> margin and for which candidate. The new question becomes: what is the
>> requisite pre-election poll margin before one feels free to vote for the
>> candidate he or she thinks is the best one?
>> How many elections have been decided by a single vote?
>> "The only freedom which counts is the freedom to do what some other people
>> think to be wrong. There is no point in demanding freedom to do that which
>> all will applaud. All the so-called liberties or rights are things which
>> have to be asserted against others who claim that if such things are to be
>> allowed their own rights are infringed or their own liberties threatened.
>> This is always true, even when we speak of the freedom to worship, of the
>> right of free speech or association, or of public assembly. If we are to
>> allow freedoms at all there will constantly be complaints that either the
>> liberty itself or the way in which it is exercised is being abused, and,
>> it is a genuine freedom, these complaints will often be justified. There
>> no way of having a free society in which there is not abuse. Abuse is the
>> very hallmark of liberty."
>> -- Quintin H. Hailsham, The Dilemma of Democracy
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