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kbarrett

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An excerpt from the Free West board
« on: February 20, 2004, 01:19:03 pm »

Heh. Click this link .... you know you want to....

" ......  In summary, experienced or real freedom is higher in Montana than any other state. Not only is the heavy hand of government noticed less in Montana, the heavy hand of conservative social morality is at a lower level than any other state. One can dump a broken down 1958 Studebaker in the front yard and sit on it everyday in one’s underwear drinking beer, wearing a holstered .45 auto, and make obscene gestures at traffic passing by in the largest city in Montana and not get arrested (unless, of course, one throws beer bottles or shoots at the passing vehicles). If freedom is the primary objective of the Free State Project, then Montana is the best place to locate. It is the place Thomas Jefferson would live in if he were alive. "
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The psychology of “Projection”:  If you want to run people’s lives for them, then you will probably assume that any armed person wants to do the same to you. Scratch a victim-disarmament supporter, and you will always discover a fear-ridden control-freak.

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2004, 04:51:58 am »

You can meet Ben Irvin at the GWCII in Three Forks Montana on the last weekend in April. I hope you can arrange to attend the conference.

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2004, 04:15:48 pm »

Well, this is the biggest drawback to a western FSP:





That's the predicted blast radius when Yellowstone finally erupts.

Of course, that could be tomorrow.. or it could be over 100,000 years from now.

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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2004, 04:51:25 pm »

nevermind
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2004, 09:56:53 pm »

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That's the predicted blast radius when Yellowstone finally erupts.

Of course, that could be tomorrow.. or it could be over 100,000 years from now.
 
Ayup. And by the time New Hampshire has experienced its fourth straight year of famine and plague following volcanic winter (that is IF New Hampshire doesn't get buried in ash at the time of the blast), NH won't be a much better FSP site than Wyoming.

Last time a supervolcano erupted, 75,000 years or so ago, scientists figure it left between 5,000 and 10,000 humans on earth.

With our luck, they'd all be politicians who survived in bunkers while the rest of us froze and starved.

Oh well, what the hell. We takes our chances.

And then there are always those stray comets, asteroids, and meteors the size of football stadiums ...

(Life was really a lot simpler when people thought it was just one nice, flat earth with one nice, stern god hurling thunderbolts at it.)
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2004, 12:43:04 am »

That's why the FSP need an Antarctican division.  If ever there was a nuclear/volcanic/asteroid winter, those Antarcticans wouldn't even notice ;)

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2004, 05:45:55 am »

If Yellowstone goes off, use the chemtrail-plane fleet to wash the stuff out of the atmosphere.
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2004, 10:48:27 am »

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With our luck, they'd all be politicians who survived in bunkers while the rest of us froze and starved.
 
You are assuming we poor folks left outside wouldn't fill the bunker entrances with concrete and radioactive waste.....

 
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2004, 03:28:24 pm »

nevermind
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2004, 07:47:30 pm »

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It's a pretty powerful technique, helps you compare apples and oranges, which while frequently reviled, is a necessary task in a free economy and a free person's choices.  Try it, you'll like it.
 
Ok.. I did.. let's see what I came up with...


Answering the "Do I look fat?" question...  

10 severity (oh yes, you can easily end up dead, though even worse, be in the dog house for weeks)
10 frequency (they seem to ask whenever they put on clothes.. which is typically every day.. and watch out if they are trying on new shoes)
10 detectability (well, they do ask you point blank, even when you are trying do hide)

10x10x10....

1000.   I'd say that is cause enough to never ever ever ever answer that question.


Well, you're right Silver.. this risk assessment system works pretty damn well!   :D
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2004, 12:50:54 pm »

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You can meet Ben Irvin at the GWCII in Three Forks Montana on the last weekend in April. I hope you can arrange to attend the conference.

Elias
I'll be there.
 
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2004, 03:35:30 pm »

If I were going to join an FSP movement, I'd rather go to Montana.  Got nothing against New Hampshire--I'm sure it's a fine place to live--it's just that I've been wanting to move out west for a long time.  I'll take my chances with the volcanoes.  :P  
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2004, 05:07:18 pm »

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If I were going to join an FSP movement, I'd rather go to Montana.  Got nothing against New Hampshire--I'm sure it's a fine place to live--it's just that I've been wanting to move out west for a long time.  I'll take my chances with the volcanoes.  :P
Thing One (shades of Dr. Suess):
I'm loving your screen name. As a fledgling artist, it makes me want to go mix pigments!  :)
Thing Two:
As I posted to bug earlier, people who yearn for the wide open spaces of the west are a certain breed of folks.
Our size, shape, color, bank account, and gender may vary, but the common thread among us is a love of the land.  It's wild beauty seems both to soothe our soul and challenge us to stretch ourselves beyond our imaginations.


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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2004, 06:39:11 pm »

Gee, I've a;ways dreamed about standing in my front yard in my underwear with a beer making obscene gestures for the amusement and/or education of any and all passing by*LoL*
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Even some cowboy and indian outlaws in the 1800's eventually stopped sleeping under buffalo skins, and came to town to entertain paying customers. For some I imagine the bruising of their ego never healed.

We all have some scar tissue that never lets us completely forget the intent of the adventure.

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2004, 09:03:23 pm »

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People who yearn for the wide open spaces of the west are a certain breed of folks.

Siberia is certainly a wide open space.

I don't quibble about the land being beautiful, as I keep saying, *I* moved to the West long ago. I have a 17 acre ranch, and my home is not visible from the county road. etc. etc. etc.

I can understand not wanting to move, I don't want to, either. My first choice was Wyoming, then AK, then MT, then ID, THEN NH.

I'm sure the poor bastards in Siberia felt MUCH freer in the wide open spaces afforded to them by their gracious government.

'Bug is tenacious.

PS(We're looking at a 9 acre "Farm" for a reasonable price in NH. So it IS possible to get enough room)
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