JuggaloCoin!

So you say Bitcoin just isn’t secure enough for your crypto-currency needs? PotCoin won't buy you tickets to that horrorcore rap concert you've been yearning to attend? And Dogecoin is, um, just too doge-y?

Fret no longer, would-be anonymous libertarian digital shopper with a tongue-in-cheek hatchet fetish. Because there can never be enough crypto-currencies out there to satisfy every fleeting retail impulse, now there is… JuggaloCoin.

That’s right, folks, JuggaloCoin is the first currency specifically tailored to meet the growing needs of Insane Clown Posse fans. Soon you'll be able to purchase countless tubs of Moon Mist Faygo and crates of Hatchet Gear merch, secure in the knowledge that your money will go to a vendor who’s down with the clown.

By keeping funds in the family, loyal ICP fans will help to grow the clown economy. And I’m not talking about Greece.

How can you fill your wallet with JuggaloCoins? One way is to pay for them, of course, which you can do with just about any other kind of crypto-currency. And the best part is, they accept Dogecoins!

Do you have any idea what I’m talking about here? Does talk of Floobs, pseudonymous virtual specie, and face-painted Jugalettes cause more confusion than Shaggy 2 Dope at a Mitch McConnell fundraiser?

Frankly, I'm not sure that I get it, either. Fortunately, there's no better introduction to the nutty nitty gritty and the insane ins-and-outs of Juggalo culture than Reason TV’s March 5, 2014 story: “Juggalos vs. the FBI: Why Insane Clown Posse Fans Are Not a Gang". Watch and learn.

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You may already know Juggalos, the fans of Detroit horrorcore rap group Insane Clown Posse (ICP), from Buzzfeed lists, television shows like Workaholics, or music videos like "Juggalo Island." But, you may not know that Juggalos are one of the best examples of a self reliant (but demonized) community. 

Juggalos began to garner a lot of mainstream attention in 2011 when they were classified as a "hybrid gang" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in their National Gang Threat Assessment report. The report says Juggalos could "exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence."

Juggalos at the 2013 Gathering of the Juggalos, a music festival held in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, told Reason TV that they disputed the claims made by the FBI.

"That's stereotyping pretty much," said one Juggalo. "You know people who don't listen to the music or are not a fan or a family are going to think we are violent people when they see hatchet men [emblem of Juggalos] or Juggalo stuff."

Insane Clown Posse's members, Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J, agree and are suing the FBI along with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, claiming that profiling Juggalos as a gang violates Juggalos' constitutional right to express themselves. Further, the gang classification could subject Juggalos to routine stops, detainment, and interrogation by local and federal law enforcement based solely on their music preferences. 

"I think it's ridiculous to consider the Juggalos a gang," says journalist Camille Dodero, who has written about Juggalos and Insane Clown Posse for Gawker and the Village Voice. "In some ways it's almost ironic. These are a group of people that no one else in America has ever cared about and then this one band gave them a sense of identity--like it was a support group."

Dodero says Juggalos often come from lower class backgrounds and although some of them commit crimes, not all of them do.

"And that's not to say that there are that many kids doing it. It just so happened that somebody caught onto the fact that those kids who have that hatchet man sometimes steal things," says Dodero. "That is part of who ICP has been reaching though, people with really bad upbringings."

ICP, who grew up in lower class households just like their fans, have targeted victims as their audience. These include kids who were homeless, came from an abusive family, or were molested. The result is a world where these young people have escaped the life they were dealt for a supportive community they've helped create. One they lovingly refer to as "family."

The FBI said it could not comment on pending litigation, but the effects of the gang label may have already impacted the next Gathering of the Juggalos. The 2014 music festival had to change locations multiple times thanks in part to the fears of local residents, fears Insane Clown Posse has said are associated with the gang classification.

Approximately 7:56.

Written and produced by Paul Detrick. Field produced by Alex Manning and Detrick. Additional camera by Jim Epstein.

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  • Flute||

    This is probably the funniest example of pathetic neoconservatism I have ever seen, but it is not a parody, it is serious.

  • Irish||

    Holy shit. Once in a while conservatives go out and prove every stereotype about them true.

  • Robert||

    Heck, I have "conservative" friends who don't think other "conservatives" are "conservative" unless they're racist.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Nice article, Todd. More please.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    Libertarianism is based on the assumption that the amount of money they have approximates closely the amount of "value" they "created." But in the real world, it's who you know, more than what you know, that really matters. Look at CEOs(and the management class in general) and their ridiculous rates of pay. Do they really "create" that much value? Put another way, had a CEO, payed 4 million a year, not been there, would the world be 4 million dollars poorer? We all know the answer is "no." I could talk about even more ridiculous examples, like Basketball players, fashion models, and those who were born or marry into their money. Libertarians hate hate hate when these groups are mentioned, they totally destroy libertarian economic theory and the "rational market." Libertarians like to focus on nerds, so look at Mark Zuckerberg. He is a classic example of who you know mattering more than what you know, his "invention" was little better than MySpace, but he went to Harvard and had the right connections, and that was how he was able to market his site.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    There is a reason young people are so overrepresented in libertarianism, they often can't see this because they haven't spent much time much time in the real world. They are often nerds and think that just because they have an SAT score at the 95th percentile means that they will have an income at at least the 90th.

    Those of us who understand how the world works realize that redistribution is not only necessary to give a first world standard of living to the working class, but is also justified morally because the rich do not create most of the wealth they have, they just transfer wealth that rightfully should go to others.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Yell upstairs, so your mommy will come down. You obviously need to have your diaper changed.

  • BardMetal||

    I wonder what bizarre website is giving this person this retarded view of Libertarianism?

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    No website. Mary Stack is off her meds, again.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Ding, ding, ding.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    I guess we'll see. It normally seems to take about an hour or so to go from first appearance to frothing madwoman. Last time they had to do a purge the squirrels went wild. Hopefully that won't be a problem again.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Yeah, if it wasn't for libertarians, you could really get the redistribution train rolling?

    Jesus Christ, you'd think we were dangerous the way some people talk about us.

    You'd think the public schools were about to close, that the libertarians were about to close down Social Security and Medicare; you'd think libertarians were about to shut down EBT and corporate welfare; that libertarians were about to get rid of the income tax, that we don't pay capital gains taxes, property taxes, corporate taxes, and that none of that represents double taxation.

    How much more redistribution do you want anyway?

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    The main danger is that libertarianism is a distraction that prevents an effective resistance from arising. It's something for young white men(how many old Black ladies do you people have as supporters?) to believe in which they can use to justify their worst instincts, because it tells them they should only care about themselves, they should fiddle while Rome burns.

    I want more redistribution, the 1% capture too much of the income.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    You know who else worried that the nation's youth were not properly politically motivated?

  • Ken Shultz||

    "It's something for young white men(how many old Black ladies do you people have as supporters?) to believe in which they can use to justify their worst instincts, because it tells them they should only care about themselves"

    There are so many things wrong with that statement--let's start with your racism against white people.

    "White men" and their "worst instincts"? You ascribe instincts to different races? Fuck you, you disgusting racist!

    Oh, and your forced sacrifice paradise is disgusting, as well. Yeah, I care more about myself than I do about you. That doesn't make me selfish--that just means I'm not deranged.

    If you really care more about me than you do about yourself, send me some money via PayPal, you gullible fuck.

  • BardMetal||

    Wow Ken asked how much more redistribution you want, and your only answer is more.

    Which is 100% correct. No matter how much redistribution there is, no matter how higher taxes are, these thieves will always just ask for more more more...

  • fish_remote||

    ...will always just ask for more more more...

    Billy Idol too.....

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    I want more redistribution, the 1% capture too much of the income.

    That's because you are an disgusting immoral pig. Please piggy, tell me what claim you have to someone else's property? Tell me piggy, how exactly, are these rich 1% nefariously coming by their wealth? Please point out where transactions aren't voluntary.

    Look at the thieving pig attempting to take the high ground. Sad part is, there are a lot of people stupid enough to listen to her.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    Yes, I think that kind of political individualism is a particularly white pathology.

    I care about myself and my family, but I also care about my nation as well, unlike you people who glorify selfishness.

    Yeah, because it's voluntary, it's completely moral. In reality the rich don't create their wealth, they merely transfer wealth created by others to themselves. Tell me, how does a basketball player who makes 3 million a year "create" that wealth?

  • BardMetal||

    "Yes, I think that kind of political individualism is a particularly white pathology."

    Change the word "pathology" to "virtue", and you would sound no different from an Aryan nations member.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    I think that kind of political individualism is a particularly white pathology.

    Human nature is a DISEASE!!1!!

    but I also care about my nation as well,

    Yup, socialism and nationalism. Glad to see my nazidar is still working fine.

    they merely transfer wealth created by others to themselves.

    Employment is THEFT!!@!1

    Tell me, how does a basketball player who makes 3 million a year "create" that wealth?

    If we do will you promise to go away?

  • Virginian||

    Tell me, how does a basketball player who makes 3 million a year "create" that wealth?

    By entertaining people, who will then pay to see him play in person or on television.

    It's really not all that complicated. In any free transaction Person A wants what's being sold more then the medium of exchange (money, usually) they are trading to Person B for it.

    So LeBron's time is worth ~200,000 a game. Therefore, the Heat pay him that much, and then they sell tickets and TV rights to recoup that cost. Then, profit is generated. That profit, that's wealth.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    It's not a human nature pathology, it is a pathology that seems exclusive to the white race.

    Yeah, because if he was never born, the world would be 3 million dollars a year poorer, right? No, in reality some other guy would have taken his job. You think "profit" equals "wealth?" That's a retarded theory.

    I'll bet you'll also claim that casinos "create" "wealth" as well.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    It's not a human nature pathology, it is a pathology that seems exclusive to the white race.

    So I guess we can add world history alongside economics as about the which of what you don't know that could fill a library.

  • Irish||

    It's not a human nature pathology, it is a pathology that seems exclusive to the white race.

    I'm sorry, which countries are the richest again? Oh right, Europe and the Asian countries that adopted free markets. You can look at countries based on their economic freedom and accurately predict how wealthy they are now, and whether they're becoming wealthier or stagnating.

    It's almost like history proves markets result in wealth creation.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    It's not a human nature pathology, it is a pathology that seems exclusive to the white race.

    So not only are you completely economically ignorant, but a fucking racist too. Bravo. An immoral thief AND a racist. You are truly a good person.

  • Sevo||

    Libertarianism is Treason|4.12.14 @ 11:39AM|#
    "It's not a human nature pathology, it is a pathology that seems exclusive to the white race."

    Yes, of course. That's the reason there's a "Black Economics", a "White Economics", and "Asian Economics", since the incentives are drastically different, right you ignorant bastard?

  • Ken Shultz||

    "Tell me, how does a basketball player who makes 3 million a year "create" that wealth?"

    Jesus, all the money basketball players make, they're paid willingly!

    The people pay them, pay them willingly becasue what they get from the basketball player is worth more than what it costs them to pay the player...

    You don't think Nike and the Bulls got more out of Michael Jordan than Michael Jordan got out of Nike and Bulls?

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    Nike sold shoes that cost very little to manufacture using Chinese serf labor and sold them for much more, and the wealth went to Michael Jordan, the management class at Nike, and people who own Nike. It's a great example of transferring wealth rather than creating it, the wealth was created by the Chinese serfs.

  • Irish||

    I'm sorry, did those Chinese people buy the equipment, run the distribution system and set up the stores? If the 'Chinese serfs' had started making shoes without Michael Jordan to market them and the management class to move them from point A to point B, there'd be a shitload of shoes currently rotting in China.

    More importantly, how has China's economy been doing since those 'Chinese serfs' started making shoes for rich Americans, as opposed to the time before that when they were living in a glorious Communist utopia? It seems to me that the money given to Chinese workers to produce American products has been one of the major driving forces in the Chinese renaissance. There are an awful lot of middle class Chinese people who have General Motors and Nike to thank for their current affluence.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    My friend the car salesman has a talent for conning gullible customers, Chinese peasants probably don't. That doesn't mean my friend "creates" the wealth he takes home.

    I never said Chinese serfs weren't better off.

  • R C Dean||

    My friend the car salesman has a talent for conning gullible customers, Chinese peasants probably don't.

    I'm willing to bet the percentage of Chinese peasants with this talent is equal to the number of Americans with this talent. Peasants operate on a thin margin, so being a canny negotiator is a skill likely to be developed.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    And the "Chinese serf" laborer voluntarily took the job because it paid more (sometimes 10x more) than any other job he could get at the time.

    SO, the "Chinese serf" wins, Michael Jordan wins, management wins and owners win...consumers win.

    Where exactly is the down-side here?

  • Ken Shultz||

    There has never been a time in history when more "Chinese serfs" were lifted out of starvation level, peasant status than over the past thirteen years--since China joined the World Trade Organization and plugged its labor force into the world economy.

    Where have you been for the last thirteen years?

    "The explosive growth of China’s emerging middle class has brought sweeping economic change and social transformation—and it’s not over yet. By 2022, our research suggests, more than 75 percent of China’s urban consumers will earn 60,000 to 229,000 renminbi ($9,000 to $34,000) a year.

    In purchasing-power-parity terms, that range is between the average income of Brazil and Italy. Just 4 percent of urban Chinese households were within it in 2000—but 68 percent were in 2012."

    http://www.mckinsey.com/insigh.....ddle_class

    In addition to being a proud, disgusting racist, you're also an ignoramus.

  • Irish||

    Tell me, how does a basketball player who makes 3 million a year "create" that wealth?

    Whe Lebron James left Cleveland, the value of the team fell 26%. The value of the heat went up 17%.

    James made the Heat increase in value by $70 million. He gets paid $20 million a year. It's therefore a provable fact that he increased the value of the Heat By 3.5 times what he is getting paid.

    Furthermore, one of the reasons he chose Florida was the lack of a state income tax. The city of Miami is therefore a major beneficiary of relatively low local taxes, thus proving the importance of reasonable tax rates on wealth creation.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    The city of Miami benefited because some other city didn't.

    I know a guy who is a car salesman. His main job is to trick gullible customers into paying hundreds to thousands more than they need to for a car. I'll bet you'll claim that when he gets someone to pay him 800$ more than that means that he "created" 800$ more in wealth.

  • Irish||

    I know a guy who is a car salesman. His main job is to trick gullible customers into paying hundreds to thousands more than they need to for a car.

    Since there are no used car salesman who sell cars for hundreds of thousands of dollars, you're either lying to me or you're stupid enough to believe the lies he told to you.

    The city of Miami benefited because some other city didn't.

    So clearly the logical conclusion is to tax the shit out of everyone so no one has any incentive to work or produce. That way, no one will benefit and we can all be equal in the gutter.

    Solid logic, Mary.

    How's that unemployment rate in France again? Because they've had an unemployment rate above 7.8% every years since 1981 and their policies are pretty much identical to what you're arguing in favor of. There's a pretty solid case study that shows why your arguments are wrong.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    Hundreds TO thousands of dollars, idiot.

    Sweden is "socialist" what about their unemployment rate?

  • Sevo||

    Libertarianism is Treason|4.12.14 @ 12:15PM|#
    "Sweden is "socialist" what about their unemployment rate?"

    Yes, you ignorant bastard, the USSR was socialist; what about their unemployment rate.
    Damn you're stupid!

  • Irish||

    Hundreds TO thousands of dollars, idiot.

    Sorry I misread. Given the quality of your argumentation to this point, I guess my opinion of you just couldn't fall much lower.

    Sweden is "socialist" what about their unemployment rate?

    About that.

    Sweden became wealthy when they were a free market economy, stagnated when they weren't, and returned to wealth when they became relatively free market again. Any analysis of Sweden's economic freedom puts them in the top 30 nations on the planet, right alongside Norway and Finland.

    Sweden's national debt is 40% of GDP. America's just passed 100% debt to GDP. Who's socialist again?

    Every wealthy country on Earth can be found in the top 30 of the economic freedom list. All of them. Moreover, you'll usually find that in any region of the world, the richest country will be the most free market.

    This is true of Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore in Asia, Chile in South America, the U.S. and Canada in North America, and Switzerland and Germany in Europe. Compare South Korea to North Korea, the U.S. to Mexico, Switzerland to France, and Chile to Argentina or Venezuela, and the value of the market becomes readily apparent.

  • Irish||

    Oh fuck, sorry about posting all that evidence there. I should have just called you treasonous and said something racist about you. That's clearly a more intelligent and rational form of debate.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    You didn't address the point about the car salesman. Does he create wealth or not?

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    You didn't address the point about the car salesman. Does he create wealth or not?

    He certainly does. He provides a service to those wishing to either sell or buy a used automobile.

    He buys a car from someone who has a car to get rid of. That person obviously valued the money offered MORE than the car itself or they never would have agreed to the trade.

    The salesman then takes the cars he's bought and places them in one convenient location where potential buyers can come and see many cars, rather than run all around the state looking at them one at a time. For this convenience, the salesman charges a fee which the customer is willing to pay for. The customer values the convenience of one stop shopping enough to pay a premium.

    There is no loser here.

    The original owner has the money he valued more than the car. The salesman converted his labor into a desired service and he profits in the process. His customer obviously valued the car (+ the convenience) more than than the money he traded for it, if not, he wouldn't have made the trade.

    Everyone in this entire transaction is a winner, each receiving more value than they had before. Wealth is created in the labor the salesman dedicated to providing a desired service.

    It is as simple as that.

  • Ken Shultz||

    I would add that...

    Who says everything everybody does has to be for everyone else's benefit?

    I'm not here for Mary's benefit.

  • Sevo||

    Libertarianism is Treason|4.12.14 @ 11:43AM|#
    "The city of Miami benefited because some other city didn't."

    Yes, you ignorant bastard, that's the reason all of humanity is fighting over the lichen on that one rock.
    Damn, you're stupid!

  • Ken Shultz||

    "Yes, I think that kind of political individualism is a particularly white pathology."

    Hey, everybody, Archie Bunker thinks his racism isn't really racism because it's all true!

    But being proud of your racism doesn't mean it isn't racism, either, you disgusting racist.

    You should be ashamed of yourself.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    Hey everybody, it doesn't matter if what he said is true or false, all that matters is that it is "racist." No matter how true it is, if it's "racist," you still aren't allowed to say it.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    No matter how true it is, if it's "racist," you still aren't allowed to say it.

    This is beginning to sound like American and Tony had a love-child.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Yeah, that's right.

    Racism is racism.

    And you're proud of being a racist.

    We get it.

    No, really.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    You want to go there? Fine. You say billionaires "create" their wealth. Where are the Black billionaires? On the Forbes 400, guess how many Blacks there are? One. How do you explain this? How is your explanation "not racist?"

  • Ken Shultz||

    Did you interpret something I wrote to suggest that racism doesn't exist in America?

    Of course it does!

    And you're an excellent example of a racist.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    So "racism" is holding the Blacks back. What do you plan to do about it?

    "I plan to call trolls on the internet racist."

    Then you wonder why Blacks don't vote for you.

  • Ken Shultz||

    I understand you're calling yourself a troll.

    You've already said you're proud of your racism.

    Poverty means having very few opportunities--whether you're black or white. Nothing creates more opportunities like capitalism. See my post about China and what it did for the peasants there above...

    The things that overcomes racism is markets and capitalism--just look at industries where there have traditionally been few barriers to black participation.

    The reason baseball integrated itself is because entrepreneurs and their customers in the stands wanted the best talent available. The reason popular music integrated is because entrepreneurs and their customers cared more about the music of Louie Armstrong and Little Richard than they did about the race of those musicians.

    It works the same way for black people as it does for white people, the more opportunities there are for them to succeed, the more successful they become, but putting the brakes on capitalism limits the opportunities for black people--even more than it does for whites. Go look at the divergence between the unemployment rates for blacks and whites during recessions for evidence of that.

  • Ken Shultz||

    In the meantime, racism drives a lot of black youth into gangs, the black market, and makes them vulnerable to becoming casualties of the Drug War. The gangs don't discriminate against you because of your race. Ending the Drug War specifically because it's objectively racist and disproportionately effects black people is among the best arguments for ending the Drug War that I can think of. ...not that you'd care about that--you disgusting racist.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    Yeah, I'm sure Forbes 400 will integrate soon, once they find out how much talent is being left out. Yeah, maybe sometime in the next decade.

    You say "racism" drives black youths into gangs, but will you say "racism" prevents blacks from being billionaires?

  • Ken Shultz||

    "You say "racism" drives black youths into gangs, but will you say "racism" prevents blacks from being billionaires?"

    I'm saying that black people go where the opportunities are.

    Just like everybody else.

    Even for you, that shouldn't be too hard to understand.

  • wadair||

    Yeah, I'm sure Forbes 400 will integrate soon, once they find out how much talent is being left out. Yeah, maybe sometime in the next decade.


    You really don't know much about corporate America, do you? If you had any experience with technical and/or clinical areas you'd know that your assumption of racism trumping talent is just, flat wrong.

  • Irish||

    You want to go there? Fine. You say billionaires "create" their wealth. Where are the Black billionaires? On the Forbes 400, guess how many Blacks there are? One. How do you explain this? How is your explanation "not racist?"

    Given that black people usually live in areas run by Democrats, you should ask the Democrats why their policies have exacerbated black poverty.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    The Solid South?

  • Irish||

    Look at a map. There are a whole lot of democratic congressmen from the south. Where do you think they come from?

    You remind me of the people at Rawstory who thought Birmingham, Alabama is run by Republicans because it's in Alabama, completely ignoring that it's a Democratic Party stronghold due to the fact that it's 75% black.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Urban cities.

    Which city government do you think of as being especially capitalist?

    Chicago?

    Detroit?

    New York?

    Oakland?

    Los Angeles?

  • wadair||

    The Solid South?


    You really are historically challenged.

    From the end of the Civil War until the 1990s the "Solid South" was dominated by the Democrats. They punished the South for a century. The South began to crawl out from their imposed economic backwardness about the time that the Republicans took over.

    Check it out. Don't take my word for it.

  • Sevo||

    Libertarianism is Treason|4.12.14 @ 12:
    ..."How do you explain this?"...

    You ignorant bastard, there is nothing that says wealth has to be equally divided depending on skin color.
    Damn you're stupid!

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    Why isn't it divided equally, if the races are equal? You didn't answer the question.

  • Virginian||

    Why isn't it divided equally, if the races are equal? You didn't answer the question

    Aha! It's now a new troll at all. He just can't help himself.

  • Ken Shultz||

    "Why isn't it divided equally, if the races are equal? You didn't answer the question."

    Again with the racism!

    On one hand, she wants to think that we think racism doesn't exist.

    On the other hand, she keeps making blatantly racist statements.

    All of it contradictory!

    It's getting to be pathetic.

  • wadair||

    Tell me, how does a basketball player who makes 3 million a year "create" that wealth?


    IDK, by attracting more ticket purchasers, maybe?

    How does a lefty rockstar "make" money for a leftist pet charity?

    By even asking that question you show yourself intellectually unprepared to make distinctions about wealth creation.

  • BardMetal||

    Honestly I would prefer a good old fashion mugger, or burglar to these assholes. They're both immoral pigs, but at least the mugger, or burglar is taking a risk, and actually working to get their ill-gotten gains.

    These creeps not only want to take your stuff, but want to sit on their asses, and have the government's thugs steal it for them.

    If you think about it, a mugger who points a gun in your face, and demands your money is actually a better person then these assholes.

  • Irish||

    They're both immoral pigs, but at least the mugger, or burglar is taking a risk, and actually working to get their ill-gotten gains.

    The mugger also doesn't ask you to thank them for their theft.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    Strawman. I personally don't do much work but that is because the system incentivizes not doing much work. I work at a upper middle class job in the "private sector," where I mostly sit on my ass and when I do work, it doesn't contribute anything of value to humanity. When I was in college I worked at McDonalds, then I was doing real work.

  • Virginian||

    When I was in college I worked at McDonalds, then I was doing real work.

    Quit then, and go back to Mickey Ds. I'll take your job.

  • Irish||

    I work at a upper middle class job in the "private sector," where I mostly sit on my ass and when I do work, it doesn't contribute anything of value to humanity.

    Really? Because I work my ass off at an upper middle class job.

    What do you do? It seems unlikely your job doesn't contribute, because there's no way a company would shell out the costs of your salary and benefits if they didn't get any value from your work. Improving the value of the company is an obvious service to humanity since it allows them to hire more workers, lower prices on goods, and provide better service to customers.

    By the way, if you hate your job so much for not contributing to humanity, why don't you join the peace corps? Sounds to me like you're a massive hypocrite who doesn't do anything yourself to help people, so you want a somewhat fascist government system to do what you're too lazy to do.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    They do get value from my work*, although probably not the amount they pay me. As a libertarian you probably wonder why they don't reduce my pay or force me to do more work, I wouldn't go anywhere if they did, so why don't they? Because the people who are in charge of the company I work for have no personal interest in increasing the profit of the company, and because I benefited from nepotism. Also, overseeing me requires work and they don't want to do that.

    *My work doesn't create any value, my work is to transfer other people's value into the hands of my company.

    I have a family to take care of, I can't just join the peace corps(which doesn't do much to help people anyway) or work a wealth creation job. I do donate to organizations that I see as deserving.

  • Irish||

    They do get value from my work*, although probably not the amount they pay me. As a libertarian you probably wonder why they don't reduce my pay or force me to do more work, I wouldn't go anywhere if they did, so why don't they? Because the people who are in charge of the company I work for have no personal interest in increasing the profit of the company, and because I benefited from nepotism.

    This has to be fake. You're a trust fund baby who got a job because daddy put you there. As a result, you think the rest of us who got jobs by actually working should have our wages taken to assuage your guilty conscience for your gross and provable incompetence.

    I work my ass off and I'm not going to be taxed into oblivion so poor little baby can engage in his little psychodrama.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    My father is in the working class, I benefited from the nepotism of my father in law. But I am far from the only person to have benefited from nepotism, I just call it what it is(on the internet at least).

  • Sevo||

    ..."You're a trust fund baby who got a job because daddy put you there."...

    I doubt it.
    This is some truly ignorant asshole who found this site and is simply repeating every lie s/he ever heard about wealth.
    The claim that it actually works in a 'upper middle class job' is pretty mucvh a give-away.
    Who ever heard someone who makes a decent income use that do describe the job. That's a 'class', not a job, and the asshole in question is confusing the two.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    It's a distinction without a difference.

  • Sevo||

    Libertarianism is Treason|4.12.14 @ 12:39PM|#
    "It's a distinction without a difference."

    It's a tell, you stupid shit.

  • Ken Shultz||

    It's a morality based on self-sacrifice, which is demented.

    They've got the morality of a bunch of self-flagellating monks from the Middle Ages--except they don't whip themselves. They just chastise other people for not whipping themselves...

    Go ahead, and send me some money, you unselfish progressives! Don't you care more about me than you do about yourself?

    The answer is no. They don't give a shit about me. They want me to send my money to the government--that's what they want. And they expect to profit from that--of course they do!

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    If you think about it, a mugger who points a gun in your face, and demands your money is actually a better person then these assholes.

    At least they're honest about what they do.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    Awesome screen name, BTW. Straight up no bs fascism. Ideological opponents are enemies of the state. Nice touch.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Imma go with Mary, right outta the chute.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Since when was she all about redistribution?

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Since when was she all about redistribution?

    The only thing Mary is about is fucking with the commentariat.

    She doesn't know the first thing about redistribution, nor does she care. She picked a handle to piss us off and then copy-pasted some ridiculous drivel she knows will get a rise out of us.

    She's deranged.

  • Ken Shultz||

    "She picked a handle to piss us off and then copy-pasted some ridiculous drivel she knows will get a rise out of us."

    All she's accomplished is to make herself look racist and stupid.

  • Ladder||

    No, this is a conservative. It's obvious because he mentioned "nerds" and "fashion models" and SAT scores. Note the parallels with this guy:

    http://www.halfsigma.com/2012/.....ssays.html

  • Irish||

    Why would a conservative be writing about redistribution?

  • R C Dean||

    Because he/she wants some of what you have, would be my guess.

  • mr lizard||

    Nice, solid B+ trolling. Although the handle kinda beats the reader over the head. I'm guessing this is the actually James Clapper... Or possibly a no-shit Chuck Schumer cameo?

  • Trollo||

    just because they have an SAT score at the 95th percentile

    95th? Try 98th,you communist loser.

  • Irish||

    Put another way, had a CEO, payed 4 million a year, not been there, would the world be 4 million dollars poorer?

    Had Steve Jobs been there the world would be FAR more than 4 million dollars a year poorer. The same is true of Carnegie, Rockefeller and Ford.

    The value of the Model-T and the moving assembly line was far greater than whatever amount of compensation Ford took home.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    Yeah, because if Ford hadn't thought of it, no one would have! In fact the industrialists of the past created much more in wealth than the Zuckerfuckers of today. The people who were really responsible for the computer revolution were not Steve Jobs with his planned obsolescence or Bill Gates with his monopolosm, but where the engineers who made Moore's law possible.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    Herpy derpy..

    Teh employeez takes all teh riskz, investez teh capitalzez and therefore deservez teh profitsez, precious.

    Simply ignorant.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    Oh yay, I had a hundred million dollars and I invested five million in a business, I take so much risk!

  • Sevo||

    Libertarianism is Treason|4.12.14 @ 12:29PM|#
    "Oh yay, I had a hundred million dollars and I invested five million in a business, I take so much risk!"

    When you do, please tell us.
    Damn, you're stupid!

  • Irish||

    I think it's hilarious that you think the average investor in a business has $100 million.

    If I were a trust fund baby who only had a job due to gross nepotism, I might be stupid enough to believe that too.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    I never said the only reason I had that job was due to gross nepotism. And this is coming from the guy who probably believes in abolish the estate tax. My father in law has a lot of money, with no estate tax, I am benefiting from that!

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    this is coming from the guy who probably believes in abolish the estate tax.

    Yep, when I die, you have claim to my wealth because, why?

    God you are an immoral pig.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    How much money do you have? I doubt it is in the millions. If people have millions to give, they probably didn't create those millions, the probably transferred them. And anyway, if I give money to the plumber to do something useful, he has to pay taxes on it. But if I give money to my kids, for doing nothing, they have to pay nothing. How is that fair?

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    How much money I have has nothing to do with the fact that it is mine and you have no claim to it.

  • Sevo||

    Libertarianism is Treason|4.12.14 @ 12:43PM|#
    ..."My father in law has a lot of money, with no estate tax, I am benefiting from that!"

    Bullshit.

  • Ken Shultz||

    Yeah, most entrepreneurs gets started with equity from friends and family.

  • Francisco d'Anconia||

    I take so much risk!

    You truly are as ignorant as they come. You don't have the slightest idea what business owners do, or who the vast majority of them are, for that matter.

    People who have $100M don't invest in $5M businesses. They run billion dollar businesses. People with next to nothing build $5M businesses.

    You are a fucking idiot.

  • Libertarianism is Treason||

    People with next to nothing don't have the capital to build five million dollars businesses, dumb ass.

  • Sevo||

    Libertarianism is Treason|4.12.14 @ 12:55PM|#
    "People with next to nothing don't have the capital to build five million dollars businesses, dumb ass."

    Yes, they have to start smaller, you ignorant bastard:
    "Armed with little more than a smartphone and their car, a small group of entrepreneurs are driving innovation in an industry that’s been dominated by entrenched business"
    http://www.ij.org/chicago-ridesharing
    Damn, you're stupid!

  • Ken Shultz||

    You're an ignoramus.

    There are millions of businesses out there that have total receipts in and around that range.

    https://www.census.gov/econ/smallbus.html

    Look at Receipt Size of Firms

    They start out by getting money from friends and family.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Libertarianism is based on the assumption that the amount of money they have approximates closely the amount of "value" they "created."

    Another know nothing defender of the Takers talking out of his ass.

    I have no problem with basketball players making money. People enjoy watching them. With the usual theocratic zeal of the Takers, *you* want to decide that their values don't count, and bball players don't deserve their wealth.

    That's the difference, theocratic thug. You want to use guns to force people to live by your values. We don't.

  • BardMetal||

    If I keep reading pro-juggalo articles on this site I think I'm going to switch teams.

  • Ken Shultz||

    I think it's awesome.

    Reminds me of the way people used to react to punks back in the day.

    And Violent J, anyway, seems to be overtly capitalist, too.

    And their takedown of the FBI is overtly civil libertarian.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg0Ioxhk5yk

  • mr lizard||

    You know who else was driven to switch teams?

  • BardMetal||

    The Italians in WW2?

  • Sevo||

    "The Italians in WW2?"

    The Italians?

  • Ken Shultz||

    DeSean Jackson?

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Too soon!

  • Virginian||

    God I hope he's still good. We need him so bad in DC. Even if he never catches a pass from scrimmage, he makes our special teams incomparably better than they were.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    He's still good. I still don't understand what happened in Philly. He's a local kid, and I know his family and himself are decent people. Not a gangster, or a thug.

    He is a playmaker. Like, with the football in his hands, he is the most exciting player in the NFL. You'll be happy. Plus, he is gonna' do some crazy shit against the Eagles this year. Twice!

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    I am still trying not to think about this latest example of Philly teams getting rid of fantastic players. Though the Flyers are still the champs in that department.

  • Virginian||

    He's still good.

    I hope so. See, being a Skins fan is like being a rescue dog. When a hand is raised above your head, you cringe expecting a blow. You never quite believe it when it's a loving caress instead.

    Then someone murders best defensive player, leaving a whole which will go unfilled for years.

  • Mint Berry Crunch||

    Amber Heard?

  • buybuydandavis||

    Pro-juggalo articles cause changes in sexual preference? Who knew?

  • BardMetal||

    Now I'm getting advertisements for Russian brides on this website. It's like if you order enough Tokarevs and Mosin-nagants they eventually assume you want a Russian bride to go with it.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Girls and guns. Sounds like fun!

    My wife has been itching to go the shooting range...

  • mr lizard||

    Well duh, you mean you didn't get your free one with every 10k of 7.62 ammo order?

  • BardMetal||

    Oh it's 10k I had to order, not 5k? That would explain why all I got was a stupid hat with ear flaps, and a bottle of Stoli.

  • mr lizard||

    Careful, the Stoli is for cleaning.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Nice. I needed a good laugh.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    libertarianism is treason?

    Mitch McConnell, is that you?

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    On topic, it's a pretty remarkable achievement, ICP. I remember having a cousin playing Ringmaster for me way back in the day and explaining the whole ICP thing and I recall thinking that there was no way that the band would last. I have to admit to being impressed at their staying power.

  • Trollo||

    The report says Juggalos could "exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence.

    Insane Clown Posse's members, Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J, agree and are suing the FBI along with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, claiming that profiling Juggalos as a gang violates Juggalos' constitutional right to express themselves.

    Juggalos exercise their White Privilege

  • Mint Berry Crunch||

    I was born first
    They threw me in a shitpile
    I dealt with it
    And lived there for a while
    I got dissed on, pissed on and beat down
    Mutilated, and tossed out a dead clown

    Next thing ya know, I'm chillin' at the big top
    Free money, and mad bitches nonstop
    No water, it's Faygo on tap
    I wash my hair, and my face, and my buttcrack
    With it

    'Cause I can, 'cause I'm fat paid
    I got a five story funhouse with a maid
    And she walks 'round with her titties hanging out
    And when I cough, she come and dust my balls off

  • Ken Shultz||

    If we let this be,
    we'll be face to face
    with one man as he dictates
    the human race.

    ...

    Free speech mutha fucka,
    check this out:
    I want some pussy,
    or I'm a shoot a cop in the mouth.

    Bang! Guts hang like a wicked video game
    It's all the same
    It's entertainment,
    and it ain't for the lame.

    ...

    That's what we get for being corporate,
    Self-made,
    and doing well,
    so they damn us to hell
    And degrade us

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg0Ioxhk5yk

    These guys are libertarians.

    They may not know it yet! They may not even know what libertarians are.

    But they're pro-entrepreneurial capitalism, and they're civil libertarians.

  • Irish||

  • Acosmist||

    You must have missed the Reason article with the same attitude yesterday. It was...awkward.

  • Virginian||

    My dorm was coed by floor. It always amused me how girls who were hanging out on the guys floor would use our bathroom instead of going up one floor, and then complain that it was a guy's bathroom. Big communal bathroom with six urinals, six showers, four toilet stalls, six sinks, etc.

    One time I came in, grabbed a stall, sat down to take a shit. Girl in the next stall says "Do you mind?". I said "huh?". She said "I'm using the bathroom here." I just kept pooping.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is, I don't think it's the men of the world who would have more problems if we went to unisex bathrooms.

  • R C Dean||

    It sets up the battle of Grievance Groups: chicks v. trannies (who lit the fuse on this, since the chicks had already won legal mandates that they get bigger bathrooms).

    Grab yuor popcorn.

  • Ken Shultz||

    I don't know.

    I understand women talk to each other a lot in there.

    I don't want somebody talkin' to me when I'm in the john.

    It's unnatural.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Those of us who understand how the world works realize that redistribution is not only necessary to give a first world standard of living to the working class, but is also justified morally because the rich do not create most of the wealth they have, they just transfer wealth that rightfully should go to others.

    Huh.

    Envious loser is envious.

  • Virginian||

    http://twitchy.com/2014/04/11/.....pologizes/

    Conservatives use cringing victimhood/triggering bullshit to attack media.

    This society has gone completely Oprah. We're totally boned.

  • Irish||

    Haslet-Davis says she requested that the names of the alleged bombers not be mentioned during the segment, but according to her tweets, a name was mentioned anyway and she became upset:

    You have to be fucking kidding me.

  • EDG reppin' LBC||

    Yeah. Sorry sweetie. Don't go on TV and kvetch about your bomb experience. Someone might mention the name of one of the bombers.

    Boston Strong!

  • creech||

    Don't you just love it! Libertarians are accused of supporting the 1% who all apparently captured their wealth from someone else without deserving it, yet on the other hand Rand is consistently attacked because her heroes all earn their wealth and treat their hardworking employees with dignity and respect.

  • SweatingGin||

    Fun thing with bitcoin-style cryptocurrencies is that they're only secure if there are enough nodes on the network, and enough mining. If not a lot of people are mining it, someone can point a significant amount of computing power at it and just destroy it. Lately, a lot of the smaller coins are getting that treatment.

    There are only a few (Bitcoin, LiteCoin, and maybe Doge) that have a big enough network to be really safe against attacks.

    It makes it interesting, because, to start a new one, you essentially need a lot of people mining it right away, there's no slow growth.

  • Vampire||

    This was entertaining. Yet another giant meow that supports redistribution through force but wouldn't have the stones enough to go get it themselves. Yet another slave who enjoys licking the boot of tyranny.

    Then the racist blames racism on all but whom actually instituted slavery, and segregation....that being the government.

  • Cytotoxic||

    What's really interesting is MaidSafe and their planned crypto, SafeCoin. I think that's why it's called. They want to decentralize the internet-totally change it-and they require people's unused computer resources to do it. You get SafeCoins in proportion to how much you contribute to MaidSafe's New Internet. I think they're starting a 60-computer pilot soon. They've been working on it for 8 years.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/ka.....-internet/

  • RishJoMo||

    LOL< you gotta be kdding me dude.

    www.GotsDatAnon.tk

  • Robert||

    http://irminfolk.com/irminfolk.....y-building

    I've a couple of their copper rounds.

  • James Anderson Merritt||

    I want JuggaloCoin to succeed because I so much want to see a vendor say, "show me your jugs," and not get slapped or sued for gender insensitivity.

  • UnCivilServant||

    Wait, wait. They can't grasp the basics of electromagnetism, but they understand cryptocurrencies?

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