"It has somehow become “en vogue” to conflate libertarianism with market economy, open borders and globalism. To the point that everyone who dares to oppose immigration or trade is colored authoritarian and anti-freedom. I want to accentuate what libertarianism stands for and challenge the idea that open borders when implemented by the government promote freedom.
Libertarianism is not about government policies. It is not even about being fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Sure, It's a neat buzzword to toss around when you need to quickly explain that all you want is to leave people to their own devices. But somewhere along the way a lot of libertarians started to take this adage literally and began to rally behind it as if it defined libertarianism.
So, at the risk of losing a few friends, I want to reiterate what libertarianism stands for and what it repudiates.
Libertarianism only concerns itself with the question of the legitimate use of force. When libertarians say something is wrong, they mean the following only: Someone initiated aggression against someone else or his “legitimately owned” property. That’s it. Libertarianism is thus concerned with the ethics of the use of force and is completely agnostic on the issues of open borders, tradition, religion and culture.
This entails that no matter how abhorrent someone’s choices may seem, if they are not coercive they shouldn’t be treated any less than something you find commendable. Homophobic baker who refuses to serve gays is exercising his free will, your “liberal” friend who wants to have the baker prosecuted is the oppressor. Your racist uncle who wants to send his kids to a private, whites-only school is oppressed by the people who made it impossible for him to do. Your insufferable mormon neighbor who home-schools his children about God is less authoritarian than your cool atheist professor who wants to force them to study evolution. Even the Amish community is more in line with libertarian principles than Hong Kong, because their refusal to engage in trade or accept “liberal norms” comes from a place of a voluntary association and not government coercion.
Transgender bathrooms, drugs legalization, teaching kids evolution, all the hot topics that are traditionally associated with individual freedom are not inherently libertarian issues. They are choices. Wherever one's personal preference may lie, every non-coercive choice is just as good as the other one. If you believe that in some instances moral interest of one person or group overrides that of another, you have no business calling yourself a libertarian.
This leads me to the contentious topic of immigration. There appears to have been a schism that divided libertarians into leaning towards the alt-right and the yet unnamed alt-left. But while I’ve read plenty of libertarian critiques leveled at the alt-right, almost nothing is being said against the alt-left, despite its globalist version of the world being just as, if not more coercive.
The argument for open borders usually goes something like this: Libertarians are against government in all its manifestations, borders are enforced by the government, thus libertarians must support open borders. This, however, is a fallacy, because it removes the issue from the context of the pervasive government coercion and treats it like an isolated incident.
It doesn’t take into account that as long as people in the recipient country are denied freedom of association, open borders constitute the assault on their freedom. Until the civil rights act and similar laws in Europe are repealed, opening borders benefit one group at the expense of another. It’s the opposite of everything libertarians stand for. It is government coercion..."
народ, у кого дофига хорошо с аглицким, просветите насчет всяких нетипичных значений для "for". например, тут:
For I have seen beyond the stars \ I have felt the strength of chaos \ I have reached the point of sanity \ And was married by the Chaos star
For I am Death so Ragnarock with me \ For I am Doom so Ragnarock with me.
и там еще в нескольких местах это for
(ну, второй пример — полная жесть)
как его правильнее будет перевести?
Пара речевых оборотов, часто попадающихся:
1. "you are part of the problem". Охуенное выражение, ниче не скажешь. Такой вежливый посыл нахуй. Ты часть проблемы ёба, давай исправляйся, меняйся и вообще.
2. "white supremacy". Очень любят это словосочетание нигры в своих статьях, о том, как тяжело быть сегодня "одним из них". То есть негром. То есть чернокожим. То есть афроамериканцем. Ppl of color.
Интересно, существуют ли на свете чёрные, которые глядя на себя в зеркало по утрам видят там просто человека. Не черного, а просто обычного баклана, какого вижу я. И можно ли вообще быть таким чёрным, который это видит, в наше время.
"According to the latest results, Johnson brought in 4,042,291 votes. That’s a huge jump over his 2012 campaign, when he brought in 1.2 million votes. Unfortunately, his current number of votes comes in at 3.2 percent, just shy of the 5 percent he needs to qualify the Libertarian party for federal funding in the next election. He did not get any electoral votes.
His highest percentages were in New Mexico at 9.3 percent and North Dakota at 6.3 percent. He also had a few states coming in at over 5 percent.
Johnson may not have gotten 5 percent, but he’s demonstrating that the Libertarians are on an upward trend. And as some supporters have pointed out, with 4 million votes, if every person donated $5, they’d have $20 million in donations and wouldn’t need federal funding for the next presidential election."
"... Which is why it was such fun to discover, on the Wednesday morning that Donald Trump became the 45th President Elect of America, that a website called “Who Controls America?” with enlightening articles on how the Jews own absolutely everything (Wall Street, Goldman Sachs, AIG, the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve System, Big Media, Hollywood, Television, Music, Radio, Advertising, the News, and the American Civil Liberties Union — to name a miniscule few) — also lists “Donald Trump’s Jewish Cabal.”
For some reason, the website insists on dividing the list of Jews into “Sephardic” and “Ashkenazic,” with the meticulousness of a Haredi yeshiva in downtown Jerusalem. The list is unbelievably long, but it’s not offensive at all. In other words, for the sake of this particular list, none of the participants need be corrupt or sinister in any way, the website doesn’t provide smarmy details about their sins, all they’ve done to be included here is be Jewish.
Here are the Jews of the Trump cabal, in order of appearance. Some are very familiar, like his daughter and son-in-law. Others are billionaires who supported Trump’s campaign, and others yet are not so famous:
Michael Abboud (Sephardic Jew) – Communications Coordinator, Donald J. Trump for President
Paul Achleitner (Ashkenazic Jew) – Chairman, Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank (Donald Trump’s largest lender)
Sheldon Adelson (Ashkenazic Jew) – Endorser, Donald J. Trump for President
Elliott Broidy (Ashkenazic Jew) – Vice Chairman, Trump Victory Committee
Michael Cohen (Ashkenazic Jew) – Executive Vice President and Special Counsel, The Trump Organization
Gil Dezer (Ashkenazic Jew) – President, Trump Dezer Development
Michael Dezer (Ashkenazic Jew) – Founder, Trump Dezer Development
Lewis Eisenberg (Ashkenazic Jew) – Chairman, Trump Victory Committee
Boris Epshteyn (Ashkenazic Jew) – Senior Adviser, Donald J. Trump for President..."
"Последующая череда склоняющая к различным приступам..."
"I’ve been involved in Russian opposition politics for over 10 years. I saw elections being rigged, had my phone wiretapped and had Russian MP put me on the list of the top 11 online “extremists” in the letter to the prosecutor general of Russia.
My friends were beaten up, shot at and maimed for simply holding the wrong opinion. Dozens were forced to leave the country. I'm the most anti-Putin person you’ll ever meet. And I want to warn you against Hillary Clinton.
If you look past the media spin, you’ll notice that Hillary, not Trump, shares a disturbing similarity to Putin. Hillary, like Putin, is secretive and paranoid. Like Putin, she is ruthless, calculating and has an uncanny genius for intrigue. Like Putin, she made herself integral to the status quo — a common tactic among all budding authoritarians.
She places personal loyalty over integrity and exhibits deep disdain for the press simultaneously wielding control over it. You think Hillary’s not holding a press conference for over 300 days is bad? Putin didn’t have an unscripted interview in over 10 years. If Hillary’s elected president, you better get used to it. This is how it’s started in Russia too.
She’s obsessed with war and clearly prioritises international adventurism over domestic affairs. Like Putin, she’s a champion of the special interests and relies on their support for political power. Just like Putin she made a fortune through politics.
And then there’s Trump. An imperfect candidate but one that can’t be more different from what dictators are actually like. Unlike Putin or Hillary, Trump is an unabashedly public figure. He’s a businessman, Putin never had a job in a private sector. Trump is comfortable in his own skin, Putin is terrified of appearing silly (just like Hillary). Trump has zero support among the establishment, Putin is supported across the aisle. Trump’s whole life, business and family been in the public eye forever. And yet the only thing that media found against him after 6 months of unprecedentedly hostile vetting is that he's vulgar?
How is that in the same league with violating a subpoena or having a mole in the CNN provide debate questions in advance? How is it in the same league with running an illegal server for classified correspondence? How is it in the same league as colluding with the FBI? With lying under oath? All the things that Putin done by the way.
If this somehow doesn’t sway your opinion, maybe this will: media hates Trump. If he becomes the next president, you bet the press will hold him accountable. In your heart you know that won’t be the case for Hillary Clinton. In your heart you know that if she’s elected president, the fourth estate will be further hollowed out until its carcass is indistinguishable from “Pravda”.
The reason I’m writing this is I’m scared of the Hillary’s presidency. Her “Russian reset” encouraged Putin to invade Ukraine that in turn empowered him to crack down on the opposition within Russia. Because of Hillary’s policies, thousands died in Ukraine. Thousands die in Syria. Libya. Yemen. Iraq. I’m terrified that the US is ceasing to be the shining beacon of hope. That we lose you as an example. Peace only comes when America is strong. The world needs you to be strong.
Hillary Clinton is a threat to the great American experiment. Don’t let her win."
black cats have good luck in Britain and bad luck in USA.
the-jubjub-bird.livejournal.com On taxation
Tax his land,
Tax his bed
Tax his table
At which he's fed.
Tax his tractor
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his 'baccy,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beer,
If he cries, tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass,
Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he's laid...
Put these words
Upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me to my doom...'
When he's gone,
Do not relax,
It's time to apply
The inheritance tax."
требуется разработчик дизайнерской хуйни
Classified and specified results. В сфере футбола эти понятия означают награды: 1 — Все 2 заслуженные.
the money or other means needed for a particular purpose.
Как правильно произносить "VAT Number"? Виэйти намбер, ват намбер, вэт намбер? Какие еще варианты?
дефективный/неполноценный/урод/ненормальный по-английски будет unique img-9gag-fun.9cache.com
когда-то я сделал патч для телефона
;redirect System.out.println to debug log
чтоб из жава-приложений отладочный вывод перенаправлять в юарт
сегодня чел из Индонезии выложил портированный на другую модель телефона патч
; System.out.println The redirect the log to the debug
дер лягушка по дер болоту дер шлёп дер шлёп дер шлёп
На английский даже «пишите» переводится как «врите»
Greetings to me I lost 2 days. I wanted to do something usefull for the education. Ehmmm, for my education, but I wasted 2 days and now I'm crying like a girl. You will ask me: Why do you loose your time? Otherwise, what did you expected dumbass? Did you know your time was not infinite? Eh, well, take your time and lapse into savagery bastard.
To start with, I missed the serving out of credit cards for the monthly research grant. Then I decided to play the fool all the morning by watching videos and photos of my followings on Instagram.
Now I saw the fly on the windows glass, I took a book and stanned it. Poor fly fell down on the bottom of a green cup with 2 cucumbers within and waited its doom. I took it and brought to the sink. A small tuncture drop was enough to finish with it. It never moves anymore. That's the story!
*ведущий *президент *трамп
Constantly, I get new mail with some interesting and not-so-well news. This one was about a translation of Trump's phrase, where the showman has made a joke about Trump's presidential starting if it's possible, of course. In the mail it's offered to translate his words as comprehensible as possible. I'm seeking any variant. So, let's imagine if this phrase were not real but a supposition.
"If Trump does become president, I hope he puts a wig on his plane and calls it Hair Force One." — the phrase itselfWell, my job is to interprete a sense of so called idioms. Americans are very wise with their idioms that even the wisest can't see the sense of them.
How to understand the meaning of his words "to put a WIG on HIS PLANE"? Plane is a means of transport or just an IQ or status level or educational one? WIG has a sense of a covering of artificial hair worn on the head to hide a loss of hair or to cover your own hair. YOUR OWN HAIR. Maybe he wears another hair? Who knows! And why is given an association with a plane, forces? Is Trump so cruel? Gosh, I don't any thought about this explanation. So, let's imagine that Trump wants to destroy ISIS and make a Trumpomania in USA? In this case, this variant of wig on plane with a force's name is quite possible.
Curiously, but the phrase can be translated as it is, instead of searching a figurative sense.
I got an idea. In english it sounds that, in russian it'll sound like ~fuss over smb., smth. like a child over a new toy~ so after that:
When Trump becomes president he will fuss over his status like a child over a new toy.
OR if we put into consideration a fact of his financial status he will earn much money for nothing because he's president. EEEhh, wait! I got something. Do you remeber what was an adv about his PLANS for U.S.? May be the showman wanted to underline the fact of wasting loads of money for the election campaign? If it's like that he will waste much money for nothing! I guess it is. If not, I don't know what to think.
I'm learning English language but not American culture therefore I learn Britain English. Found somewhere inside of the grey matter.
Today, I've found a book of D. Salinger "The catchier in the Rye" to start reading smth in English because I'm fed enough with manuals with grammar. Now, it's time to change the way of learning English. Honestly, I don't love it so much in comparison with Italian, Spanish or French. Nevertheless, my English knowledge is quite better than all these 3 languages.
Почему 404 «File not found», а не «File is not found»?
напомните, про что было "X(adjective) Y(noun) is X", никак не могу вспомнить. Не была ли это какая-нибудь похабщина?
TIL "pay the piper"
шведский акцент is the best youtu.be
имеет неявные законы
повторила почти все, осталось четыре темы повторить. Показывает 50% уровень знания английского. Почему я ещё не ощущаю какой-нибудь уверенности в таких знаниях?)
пока все повторяю более-менее регулярно, не могу только добраться до новых тем и повторить последние изученные темы. Как-то слишком много повторять приходится раннего и простого.
уроки английского вконтакте)
Суббота, утро. Все спят. Маюсь бездельем и общаюсь с дуолинго. Он мне какие-то сложные задания дает, скоро мозг сломаю.
акронимы в переписке:
10Q—–thank you (спасибо)
143—–I love you (я тебя люблю)
A/S/L/P——Age/Sex/Location/Picture (какой у тебя возраст/пол/откуда ты/скинь фото)
A3—–Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime (в любом месте, где угодно, когда угодно)
AEAP—–As Early As Possible (как можно раньше)
AFK—–Away From Keyboard (отошел от компьютера)
ASAP—–As Soon As Possible (как можно скорее)
Aight—–All right (все в порядке)
AITR—–Adult In The Room (взрослый в комнате)
ALAP—–As Late As Possible (как можно позже)
ALTG—–Act Locally, Think Globally (действуй локально, мысли глобально)
ASL—–Age/Sex/Location (возраст пол место жительства)
B&F—–Back and Forth (назад и вперед)
B/C—–Because (потому что)
B4N—–Bye For Now (пока)
B4U—–Before You (после тебя)
BI5—–Back In Five (вернусь через 5 минут)
BON—–Believe it Or Not (верь или нет)
BRB—–Be Right Back (сейчас вернусь)
BRT—–Be Right There (буду рядом)
CD9—–Code 9 – it means parents are around (код 9 — означает, что рядом родители)
CT—–Can’t Talk (не могу говорить)
CTA—–Call To Action (призыв к действию)
CTO—–Check This Out (проверь это)
CUL8R——See You Later (увидимся позже)
CY—–Calm Yourself (успокойся)
CYE—–Check your Email (проверь почту)
CYL—–See You Later (увидимся позже)
CYM—–Check Your Mail (проверь почту)
CYO—–See You Online (увидимся в онлайне)
CYT——See You Tomorrow (увидимся завтра)
D&M—–Deep & Meaningful (серьезное и значимое)
FTF—–Face to face ("лицом к лицу" — личная встреча)
G2B—–Going to bed (собираюсь спать)
G2G —–Got to go (надо идти)
GBH—–Great big hug (огромное большое объятие)
GBY—–God bless you (Будьте здоровы)
GL—–Good luck (удачи)
H&K—–Hug and kiss (обнимаю и целую)
HAND—–Have a nice day (хорошего дня)
HOAS—–Hold on a second (продержись секунду)
J/K—–Just kidding (шучу)
KMA—–Kiss my ass (иди в жопу)
LOL—–Laughing out loud (вслух смеясь)
M/F – Male or Female (твой пол мужской или женский?)
OIC—–Oh, I see (я понимаю)
P@H or PAH—–Parents at home (родители дома)
PAL—–Parents Are Listening (родители слушают)
PAW—–Parents are watching (родители смотрят)
SYS—–See you soon (до скорой встречи)
W8AM—–Wait a minute (подожди минуту)
WAY or WAU—–What about you (как на счет тебя)
WBS—–Write back soon (отвечу скоро)
WB—–Welcome back (добро пожаловать обратно, с прибытием)
WP—–Wrong person (не тот человек)
WTF—–What The F*** (какого черта)
WU—–What’s up? (что случилось?)
YL—–Young lady (юная леди)
=w=—–Whatever (любой, какой-либо)
*G*—–Giggle or grin (хихикать или улыбаться)
K —–Kiss (целую)
*S*—– Smile (улыбаюсь)
пробовала читать комиксы на английском. Как-то ещё слабовато получается :(
вроде не так много, как в отпуске уделяю внимание изучению языка, но прогресс есть. Скоро 50% будет. Хотя новые темы вообще счас не трогаю, все повторение и повторение
"buzzword" — мем
Кто LinguaLeo занимался? Желательно отзывы тех у кого хотя бы Upper Intermediate?
плюс изучения языка — перестала путать буквы в слове youtube
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