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[#] Wed May 26 2021 09:48:20 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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Vegas is on par with the worst parts of Southern California for trading in human misery and desperation. Phoenix actually is a *pretty* city despite being in the Sonoran desert, between the sunsets, the strata and shapes of the mountains around the valley, the sparse but abundant vegetation. Arizona is a beautiful, but stark state. 

There are some places in Nevada that approach this kind of beauty - but most of it looks like it was the scarred site of a prehistoric nuclear battle. Desolate, drab, dusty, and monolithic. 

The weirdest part of that is that it is surrounded by Utah, Idaho Oregon, California and Arizona. It is just this dead spot surrounded by much more beautiful regions where people go to let their souls die.

 

Wed May 26 2021 09:13:39 MST from Wangiss <wangiss@wallofhate.com>

I lived in Henderson for five years and only went on the strip once because I needed to go to the bus station. They're both disgusting places. 



 



[#] Sun Jun 06 2021 00:37:44 MST from smashbot64

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Sedona is in my top 5 places to purchase another single family dwelling. My goal is to maintain 6 "homes". Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and Arizona. So far I have two checked off, need to buy 3 more houses. Working on Texas now but prices are  ridiculously inflated at the moment. My thinking is that I can spend 2 months of the year in each place, or mix it up. When I get bored I can just go live elsewhere. Then repeat.

Wed May 26 2021 09:48:20 MSTfrom ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

Phoenix actually is a *pretty* city despite being in the Sonoran desert, between the sunsets, the strata and shapes of the mountains around the valley, the sparse but abundant vegetation. Arizona is a beautiful, but stark state.



[#] Sun Jun 06 2021 08:22:38 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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That is kind of our goal. My wife can work remotely. I need to figure out a way to bring in sufficient income without being tied to one location. 

 

Sun Jun 06 2021 00:37:44 MST from smashbot64

Sedona is in my top 5 places to purchase another single family dwelling. My goal is to maintain 6 "homes". Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and Arizona. So far I have two checked off, need to buy 3 more houses. Working on Texas now but prices are  ridiculously inflated at the moment. My thinking is that I can spend 2 months of the year in each place, or mix it up. When I get bored I can just go live elsewhere. Then repeat.

Wed May 26 2021 09:48:20 MSTfrom ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

Phoenix actually is a *pretty* city despite being in the Sonoran desert, between the sunsets, the strata and shapes of the mountains around the valley, the sparse but abundant vegetation. Arizona is a beautiful, but stark state.



 



[#] Tue Jun 08 2021 21:21:38 MST from TheDave

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I would happily farm any part of Nevada that they're willing to give me, but 98% of the state is owned by the federal government.  Boo.  Meanwhile I really like Arizona.



[#] Wed Jun 09 2021 05:33:40 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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See - here is the problem with your interpretation of libertarian principles. 

98% of the State of Nevada is owned by YOU - by us, by EVERY American citizen. That is what you say when you say, "owned by the Federal Government." But you say it like you mean some evil entity that has what should be yours. It is YOURS. They don't own it. You do. When the Federal Government manages land - it is the whole THIS IS YOUR LAND/MY LAND part of the song. 

The trustee is not managing that trust correctly - but that isn't a reason to dissolve the TRUST. We need to replace the trustees so that we are better represented in how OUR land is managed, allocated and in how we are able to utilize it. 

Someone has to administer and manage OUR land - we can't, all 330 million of us, each manage it individually by deciding what portion of that State's Federal land is DIRECTLY ours. That won't work. Where it has been tried, at much simpler times in American history, "Show up, stake a claim, and take up occupancy and it is yours..." things have inevitably been a shitshow free-for-all. 

You should spend less time focusing on convincing people to dissolve the trust - and more on convincing people to appoint trustees that will better serve all of our interests. 

Tue Jun 08 2021 21:21:38 MST from TheDave

I would happily farm any part of Nevada that they're willing to give me, but 98% of the state is owned by the federal government.  Boo.  Meanwhile I really like Arizona.



 



[#] Fri Jun 11 2021 22:24:20 MST from Wangiss <wangiss@wallofhate.com>

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The Bundy standoff was a huge win for the trust AND for individual sovereignty.

And according to respectable social science about pandemics we're due for an upswing in conservatism. Luckily in America (and only in America) that means more individual freedom. Hopefully we'll see some Tea Party stuff and more Ron Pauls coming down the pike. And maybe an increasingly conservative DeSantis presidency. 



[#] Sun Jun 13 2021 11:40:36 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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Well, the Clinton era was certainly a correction from the far-right conservatism that came after Reagan's administration - where even Tipper Gore was getting into the act by trying to protect our nation's youth by putting stickers on albums notifying parents that there were naughty words in some of the songs. 

Bush was a terrible, incompetent, unlikeable President. Orrin Hatch was also a Republican PR trainwreck who got himself into the spotlight far too often when he should have been kept on a short leash by the GOP. I recognize that a lot of the swing Left in America is the result of things swinging arguably too far right in the 80s and 90s - and we've clearly gone too far Left in the counter-swing - and are hopefully due for a counter-swing in the opposite direction soon. 

Ideally, we won't overcorrect for the swing LEFT - resulting in a swing right with such momentum that we end up going back to the Post-Reagan extremes that we saw prior to the Clinton years - but I have little faith in the voters or the politicians to have that kind of foresight. It is just an unfortunate endless cycle of our political framework that we constantly lurch to the far-left from the far-right and then back again. 

 

Fri Jun 11 2021 22:24:20 MST from Wangiss <wangiss@wallofhate.com>

The Bundy standoff was a huge win for the trust AND for individual sovereignty.

And according to respectable social science about pandemics we're due for an upswing in conservatism. Luckily in America (and only in America) that means more individual freedom. Hopefully we'll see some Tea Party stuff and more Ron Pauls coming down the pike. And maybe an increasingly conservative DeSantis presidency. 



 



[#] Sun Jun 13 2021 11:44:23 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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But yes, the Bundy standoff was a win for liberty, and a win for the solid foundation of the US values of libertarianism intrinsic in our system of Government. Practiced right - it is the *closest* thing to a Libertarian ideal - with the idea that those who are appointed as trustees operate as public *servants* - not as leaders or independently authoritative decision makers who TELL US what we can do - but as *representatives* of our will. 

Instead of opposing the values of the United States and trying to tear the system down - embrace it and try and make it work as intended. That is *actually* what Libertarians want. Too many of them have bought into the Leftist doctrines and dogmas that it is so hopelessly oppressive and repressive that it must be torn down, dismantled and replaced with something entirely different. That makes Libertarians unwittingly useful idiots for the goals and agenda of the collectivists and Marxists.