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The Libertarian Philosophy in 7 Points

From Philip Schuyler, Author of 5 Rights of the Individual

Philip Schuyler

1. Each person has five fundamental rights, the first two of which are the rights to life and liberty. The right to life means that no person may harm another. The right to liberty lets each person do as he chooses. Thus, a free civilization’s premise is, each person can do as he chooses provided he does not harm another.

2. Property is the fruit of one’s labor. Physical property gives liberty a place to exist. The property line establishes the protected sphere. It separates public (majority rule) from private (personal choice). Property is a mini sovereignty in which the owner is autonomous within common law, where he may act without asking permission or giving explanation. Property shields the individual from government’s tendency to treat every issue as a public concern.

3. Property also enables liberty by increasing the number of choices. More money, more choices. Higher taxes, less net…

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Butts, Boobs, & Bullshit Nudity Policies

Coiled 薔薇 Rose

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Imagine being offended by these gorgeous Ludovic Florent photographs?

As part of a really poorly thought-out harassment campaign I’ve been having nearly every professional photo I’ve published on Facebook since 2007 reported by a small group of people for nudity. I don’t know who they are, nor do I really care who they are. However, I think that the Facebook policies on nudity being brought to light are incredibly poignant and that is why I am going to share with you some of these beautiful photos, how I feel about the way we consider nudity in American culture, and how the policies Facebook and popular places like it upholds are actually quite detrimental.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot today. How people become embittered when they see a woman famous simply for being beautiful, yet we rarely strive to see them be anything else. The idea of a woman controlling that…

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Uber-For-Weed Startup Meadow Lights Up In San Francisco

Students at Harvard think the United States is more dangerous to the world than ISIS

They’re pretty smart at Harvard right?

I Waited Until My Wedding Night To Lose My Virginity And I Wish I Hadn’t

#religion

Thought Catalog

“Believing that true love waits, I make a commitment to God, myself, my family, my friends, my future mate and my future children to be sexually abstinent from this day until the day I enter a biblical marriage relationship. As well as abstaining from sexual thoughts, sexual touching, pornography, and actions that are known to lead to sexual arousal.”

At the age of 10, I took a pledge at my church alongside a group of other girls to remain a virgin until marriage. Yes, you read that right — I was 10 years old.

Let’s take a look at who I was as a 10-year-old: I was in fourth grade. I played with Barbie dolls and had tea parties with imaginary friends. I pretended I was a mermaid every time I took a bath. I still thought boys were icky and I had no idea I liked girls, too. I…

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Joan Rivers ‘deserves to die’

In Rogue

The media was in an uproar Thursday over the medical complications of 81-year-old E! host, Joan Rivers. She stopped breathing, they said. She was in critical condition, they reported dutifully. Poor Joan, a beacon of light and grandeur–or so read the carefully selected tweets featured in the article about it on E!’s website.QVC 5th Annual Red Carpet Style Event

Aside from the ridiculous tendency of Americans and other citizens of the world to follow celebrity news and drama with baited breath, and Joan Rivers’ clear lack of A-list standing in Hollywood, the woman deserves no sympathy.

I don’t care how many people watch her show or how high her ratings may be. Rivers has built a career by eviscerating and when deemed appropriate, flattering people for their looks. “Oh, but it doesn’t matter! They’re celebrities! They knew what they were getting into when they chased the fame.”

They might have known, and perhaps that’s what they get. But…

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Rand Paul talks about police militarization and “war hawk” Hillary Clinton on Meet the Press