king feeb wrote:That's easy to find out: Sudan (7.59%) is the Libertarian Paradise you've been looking for, followed closely by Bangladesh (8.74%). I eagerly await your undoubtedly compelling argument that either nation has a better standard of living for its people than Canada, the US or UK.
There's actually no need for me to provide any argument at all. You know as well as I do that neither of those countries comes close to being libertarian for a multitude of reasons. If your point is that there are no libertarian countries in the world, I agree. That's precisely what I'd like to work to change.
You called for a list of nations with the lowest government spending in relation to GDP, and there it is. Voila! It's not my problem that the information buggers your argument.
king feeb wrote:Having three or four people using facts and logic to debunk your weak arguments hardly constitutes a "collective effort to shout me down by sheer force of numbers".
The three or four people are easy to see. The "facts and logic" are another matter.
I suggest, then, that you re-read the thread. Try to do it without moving your lips this time.
king feeb wrote:It's also worth noting from your response that you're perfectly willing to dish out the epithet "assholes", but you're too big of a wimp to take it when it's pointed back at you.
Christ. Call me whatever you want. Just stop your interminable complaints about being called an asshole.
One line of type is "interminable"? I guess a bright boy like you can redefine words any way you want.
king feeb wrote:Hmmm. A sensationalistic, unproven statement followed by a weaselly disclaimer followed by a self-righteous denial of the original statement....
Cut the crap. All your verbiage is nothing but a pathetic attempt to quote me out of context.
Whine Whine Whine! Okay, Christine O'Donnell, on which planet is accurately pulling your entire quote considered quoting out of context
? Oh, right... "Planet Hepcat".
king feeb wrote:"Most international airlines were for decades owned by governments. Their planes crashed all the time." did you not? Well, I'm calling that statement bullshit....
Well since you insist on being a nuisance about a point that I said was an irrelevancy, try Aeroflot. It was called Aeroplop for good reason.
Okay, I did. Unfortunately, Aeroflot ran every flight out of the USSR (and later Russia) for decades, from small licensed "puddle jumpers" to military planes flying missions over Afghanistan and the Baltics. That's over 3300 aircraft at their Soviet-era peak, everything from crop dusters to Siberian cargo planes. But when you remove those, their record for commercial and international flights is right in the middle of the pack, two slots below Delta Airlines. I also found out that state-run Air China has the second best safety record.
So, why did you attempt to make a point that you instantly called "an irrelevancy", unless you thought no one would call you on it?
king feeb wrote:...(or at least an analyst on Fox News).
Please. Try books for a change.
Oh, such razor-sharp wit! No wonder there are so many successful Libertarian comedians.
king feeb wrote:too bad you hate government, because you'd make a good typical politician....
While I'm glad I can count on your vote, I think I'll pass.
But you're passing up an ideal opportunity to be the leader of a large group of like-minded thinkers like this guy: