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Anonymous asked:

How come the liberals suddenly care about the illegal children now? They could've gone and helped the kids when they were in their own country. Why suddenly want to help them after they ran across the border? Nothing was stopping the liberals from helping the kids from other countries before.

Ummm, I’m going to channel a liberal here (or maybe a left leaning libertarian, they are hard to differentiate) so bear with me.

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Umm, like, it’s like, because America isn’t the world’s policeman..er…person. We don’t need to get involved in other country’s problems, because we are an evil empire that uses our money and influence to steal resources and stuff when we go to “help” another country. We just have to wait for the people to get here to help them, because, you know, our country is just so awesome that everyone wants to get here and have a chance to live here and we should just give them everything they want because that’s, like, how America works you know?

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Anonymous asked:

So, will you marry me? I totally agree with everything you said. Unfortunately I am in Georgia and I am not sure a long distance relationship would work. but thanks for your website and wit. Love it....a single libertarian lesbian in Georgia.

Hmm, interesting proposal. 

Can you keep me in the manner to which I am accustomed? (AKA: High speed internet, cable news access, coca-cola products, and a nice kitchen?) Because I have to have standards, you know?

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Anonymous asked:

Hi, I really liked your view on abortion. It was well thought out and highly logical. However, it seems to me we hear a great deal about a "woman's right to chose. However, she didn't become pregnant by herself. We never seem to give a voice to the men who fathered these "to be" aborted babies. I'd like your thoughts on why our culture dismisses the voice of men in this issue. Her body also carries part of him, so shouldn't he also have a say?

part 2: My believe is that, yes, you have a right to choose. But I find it hypocritical to want the freedom to have sex, but then demand society pay for eliminating the consequences of your choice. My two cents for what it’s worth….

I hope that ‘part 2’ section is part of your ask anon…I didn’t have any ‘part 1’ asks floating around and it was sent around the same time…

I have to say that I actually don’t have an answer for your first question. It’s an extremely complicated one and one that, I admit, I haven’t given a lot of thought too. You have made a good point and I’ll have to consider that in the future and see if I can find a good answer.

As for part 2: I agree. I think one of the first things we need to assure is that tax payers and unequivocally not paying for abortions. If that’s something someone wants to donate too, they can do it with their own money and leave mine out of it. 

Given the complete mishandling of just about everything (from sex education on out) that Planned Parenthood has been perpetrating recently, I’d almost go so far as to say we need to cut all funding to them…at least until they are willing to NOT go around telling teenage girls to read 50 Shades of Grey and watch porn and get involved in BDSM with their boyfriends. 

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Anonymous asked:

Whilst I do respect your ideals concerning Gaza and it's civilians, I don't think you understand what it's like to be held hostage and used as a human shield as a line of defence against missiles. These people are not oppressed simply because they don't pack up and leave, it's because they are forced to stay there. it's very easy to say "If I was there I'd be leading a rebellion against my oppressors" but you can't know what it's like to have a choice between death by execution, or by missile.

If it were me then I would much rather got to my grave knowing I had done all I could do to protect my family, rather than sitting back and letting terrorists put them in harms way.

However, you are right, I can’t understand what it’s like to be a citizen there. Why? Because I can’t imagine a situation in which I hated another race of people so badly, that I voted a terrorist organization in as my government and let them deplete my country’s resources completely just so they could have a religious grudge match with someone else. 

So yeah, I guess I can’t understand what it’s like there. I lack the ability to empathize with people who seem to be just fine with children’s programming for their area being comprised of lessons about how killing Jews is what Gazan children are born for. I do lack the ability to understand that. 

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Anonymous asked:

By defending Israel, you are making the same argument of Osama bin Laden. By claiming that it is justified in killing Gazan civilians, because they elected Hamas, it is the same rationale as bin Laden, when he wrote a letter to the U.S, explaining why U.S citizens where legitimate targets: "Americans are the ones who choose their government their own free will; a choice which stems from their agreement to its policies. Thus Americans have consented to, continuous oppression of Palestinians."

That’s bullshit, not even close to a rational comparison. Let me explain why.

Osama Bin Laden was TARGETING American civilians. He wasn’t targeting military targets and having some civilian targets as a result of those military targets being in and around highly populated civilian areas.

Also, despite his bullshit claims to the contrary neither our current administration nor our previous ones (based on my understanding) had done jack squat to them to deserve retaliation. In fact we HELPED them against Russia.

Israel, on the other hand, has put up with endless rocket barrages targeted toward purely civilian areas for years. Not only has Hamas been attacking them endlessly, but they have also been using their civilian population as human shields.

I never claimed they were ‘justified’ in killing Gazan civilians, only that they are unfortunate casualties that HAMAS has purposefully put in harms way. Israel DOES do it’s best to reduce civilian casualties, unlike Osama Bin Laden who was intent on killing as many civilians as he could.

And you know what, the people in Gaza HAVE consented to the oppression they are receiving, by allowing Hamas to use them as human shields. If my government was using my family, my home, or my school as a shield to protect themselves from being attacked, there would be hell to pay. The people of Gaza have just as much (actually more) responsibility for ensuring their own safety as Israel does. Maybe they need to stand up and do what they need to do to get rid of a terrorist regime that is TRYING to get them killed.

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Anonymous asked:

What's your opinion on the supposed wage gap between men and women? Also, do you think things like rape culture exist? (this is coming from an antifem)

I wish I had some hard data to give you, but I’m kind of busy at the moment. Suffice to say that women and men generally DO make the same for equal work. There may be discrepancies on occasion at higher levels, but generally you can’t compare the salaries of CEOs to each other because companies are run differently and make different amounts of money. 

I guess you could compare salaries of a male CEO to a female CEO who takes over (or vice versa) but even then there could be legitimate reasons why one makes a different amount than the other, including experience and benefits packages. 

On a large scale, no such “wage gap” exists in general.

Rape culture, in America, is a ridiculous concept. There is no large scale cultural movement telling men they have a right to have sex with a woman against her will. Overall our country is pretty much not tolerant of rapists. 

I would say there is a definite culture that encourages and rationalizes rape in some areas of the world, the Middle East perhaps?

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Anonymous asked:

Can you direct me to a few news sources that have really good talking points for pro-Israel people? I'd really like to have something to back up some of the facts that I've been throwing out there (not like it matters, cause all the pro-Palestine people have to say is "Only 1 Israelite dead, over 220 Gazans so you're evil and hateful etc"). Thank you in advance! :)

I’d recommend Times of Israel for news, it isn’t highly biased in my opinion and it has good coverage of the Israel/Gaza situation (as well as tons of other stuff from an Israeli perspective). I don’t really like the term “talking points” as it sounds like some pre-packaged argument. What you need is to read a lot of news and find out what’s going on and just use the facts as your “talking points”. 

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Anonymous asked:

I wouldn't be surprised if Israel shot down the Malaysian flight over Ukraine to deflect criticism over their illegal invasion of Gaza. The zionist and genocidal SS-Mossad has a history of doing this and getting away with it. Remember the USS Liberty.

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This isn’t even the most unhinged ask I’ve received in the last 7 days honestly and that kind of depresses me. 

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Anonymous asked:

I've been seeing a lot of people in the pro-palestine movement treating Hitler as some great hero now. Have you noticed this? I don't know if I should be amused that they're finally acknowledging that the Holocaust did happen, or disturbed that they run around claiming that he did a great justice in killing so many people.

I’d go with disturbed.

And I have noticed it. It’s been happening for a couple of years now (probably more, but the Palestinian/Israel situation was actually the reason I started this blog 2 years ago) and there has been a definite uptick in the number of pro-Palestinians online who are fans of Hitler. At least they are making it obvious how horrible they are though.

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Anonymous asked:

Why are you for splitting California up into 6 states? Other than splitting up the voting power I don't really understand what it would do or how it would help. People keep saying "California is out of control and it would be easier to manage if it were smaller" but I don't get how it would make it easier. We have smaller states that are just as out of control as California, why would splitting it up make it any different?

Like the comments on the post said, it would give us 2 red states, 2 blue states, and 2 swing states, the two swing states might continue to run themselves into the ground, but they might work things out The two red states could pull themselves out of their trouble hopefully, just leaving the two blue states to be screwed up

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