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Game_Over

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  1. Calm down everyone. The Conservatives are not going to win the next election and Labour will bankrupt the country AGAIN. As for the EU - arguing about whether we can or can't / should or shouldn't leave the EU is like arguing if we can or can't / should or shouldn't get into a lifeboat on the Titanic
  2. The more someone earns the more someone pays proportionally as the 10k personal allowance means someone on 20k gets half their income tax free. Also someone on say 20k might spend 5k on food which does not incur VAT whereas someone on 300k would spend far more of their income on things which attract VAT.
  3. First he creates the Daleks Now he's trying to wreck the World economy! Is there no end to this mans evil?
  4. Yeah but everyone knows that its Gideons evil squid bankster buddies that stole all the money. They've got it stashed in the giant Squid cave somewhere and when we find it everyone will be rich. But seriously, I admire your heroic attempts to inject some intelligent thought into the discussion good luck with that
  5. Using violence against a comparable society is costly and inherently risky So humans naturally prefer non-violent co-operation up to the point at which non-violent co-operation becomes the more costly option. When the UK had a technological advantage over other human societies we were quite happy to use violence against them to further our own economic advantage Now we no longer have a significant technological advantage over other human societies we would rather trade with them. And given the hundreds of millions of humans who engaged in warfare in the 20th Century I'm not entirely sure where you got the idea that only a few nut cases are capable of using violence We are all capable of using violence, it is genetically pre-programmed into every living creature. I have never harmed anyone in my entire life, but I'm sure I would use violence to protect myself and my family, I have just never needed to do so. At the end of the day, there is no difference in stealing someones food and them starving or caving their heads in with a rock.
  6. They are not hogging the lions share, they just work smarter and harder to produce more. And what if the population of the US have say 1.2 kids each and give all their surplus grain production to Africa and they have 5 or 6 kids each. How does this end?
  7. There clearly isn't plenty to go around and city states came into being so that people could defend what they created more than they could immediately consume. And it is pointless certain groups of humans choosing not to reproduce because all that happens is they get overrun by those who choose to carry on reproducing. Ultimately the meek will not inherit the Earth - those who have the most kids will inherit the Earth.
  8. Merely existing is plainly an act of aggression and it is not possible to compensate the human who starves because I eat. If I gave this other human half my food, we would both starve. The only way to completely eliminate violence would be to have a stable population living in an entirely stable and unchanging ecosystem. Again unfortunately, it is impossible to control human reproduction without using violence and it is also impossible to provide a stable and unchanging eco system. It actually now occurs to me that what you are searching for is literally the Garden of Eden.
  9. Bit of both I think. As no one really bothers with punctuation I read it as 'No, tax creates wealth' because you followed it by proposing a LVT Anyway, sorry about that. I am so used to people disagreeing with me I get confused when someone supports my viewpoint.
  10. Another right wing conspiracy uncovered. Someone ought to tell the head of the CPS Keir Starmer - lifelong Socialist, named after Keir Hardy and appointed by Nu Labour in 2008 that he is a Tory stooge. You really couldn't make it up.................
  11. Anyone thinking of dropping 3 dress sizes? And why the fascination with the number 3?
  12. The Romans had the same problem
  13. My add banner just said 3 people had unfriended me I didn't even realise I had 3 friends
  14. What you are describing is Socialism. The state owns everything, holds a gun to peoples heads to force them to produce and shoots anyone trying to escape. And taxes do not require coinage or paper money. So do you believe that taxes create wealth or not? I await your reply with interest.
  15. Err...... No it doesn't. Taxation merely transfers wealth from individuals to the state. In fact taxation destroys wealth creation because the more the state takes from people, the less they produce. Sincerest apologies to Thomas Pain for once again stating the obvious.
  16. Yes well, as I said If everyone understood the obvious I wouldn't have to keep stating it.
  17. The rental value is currently determined by the state, which determines what people are and are not allowed to do with their land. In the absence of a state the rental value is the amount of blood and treasure anyone is prepared to expend defending their land. Even then this value will change constantly depending on the level of competition for any given piece of land at any particular point in time. What is the rental value of a few square miles of muddy farmland in Picardy? Because a few years ago it was 60,000 casualties in one day and that is only the British figures. At the end of the day you only own what you are willing or able to defend and that even applies to your own life and liberty.
  18. And how exactly would you determine rental value? What is the rental value of land that no one wants to farm and no one is allowed to build on? And if you tax agricultural land, this won't raise any revenue because agriculture is already subsidised so the money would just go from government to farmer back to government What about land owned by the Queen, or the Church, or businesses or local authorities or the Government itself? And anyway, I thought you were supposed to be an Anarchist.......
  19. +1 You clearly have been doing some thinking about God because I'm pretty sure we used to disagree on this issue but now it appears we don't.
  20. At the risk of being accused of Trolling Near my local town centre there was an unmade piece of land where people who worked in the town parked every day. So the local council had a genius idea to tarmac it and install parking pay and display meters. They spent over 100k doing this and now NOBODY PARKS THERE. They park in the street instead which is perfectly legal but causes problems for residents and the council is 100k plus out of pocket.
  21. At the end of the day you cannot create WEALTH by taxing land - how would this even work???? I've got an idea - lets tax leaves. There are Trillions of them, so if the Government put a tax of 1p on a leaf we could wipe out the deficit tomorrow. All you can do with taxation is transfer wealth from citizens to the Government this does not increase the total wealth in an economy and governments always spend the money on things that destroy further wealth creation whereas individuals spend the money on things that increase wealth creation. Plus tax itself reduces the total amount of wealth any economy generates in the first place. The Government ALREADY takes too much wealth out of private citizens pockets the solution is less Government NOT more tax.
  22. Man of convictions you say....... A fervent believer in Global Warming and yet he racks up hundreds of thousands of air miles flying back and to across the Atlantic promoting his books I don't believe in Global Warming and I have never flown - one flight probably accounts for my entire annual carbon footprint plus he chooses to live in rural Wales in a 4 bed detached house because his wife is Welsh - which requires thousands of miles driving - more carbon emissions. http://hauntingthelibrary.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/hypocrite-george-monbiot-condemns-large-expensive-homes-except-his-own/ Turns out he is now divorced - the above article explores his conviction politics which seem largely based on his own self interest Anyway thought I would make this post as I hate to disappoint my public!
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