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(NPR)   Oakland is now officially a libertarian paradise   (npr.org ) divider line
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11550 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Nov 2013 at 11:07 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-11-15 09:21:46 AM  
I imagine the presence of patrols will work sort of like vaccination. Vaccinating most of the population can benefit the rest. Putting half the neighborhood on anti-crime contract could deter crime against the other half.

Unless the patrols are fat, lazy rent-a-cops who wouldn't frighten away an 80 year old man with a cane. Then I'd steal their radios and keep looking for victims.
 
2013-11-15 09:42:48 AM  
Its too bad Bubba Smith is dead, this would make a terrible "Police Academy" sequel.
 
2013-11-15 10:12:10 AM  
They moved to the gold standard?!
 
2013-11-15 10:17:15 AM  
HOT LIBRARIAN THREAD!
www.demotivationalposters.org

Oh, you said libertarian? Scratch that, in fact scratch out all the libraries while we're at it.
 
2013-11-15 10:23:03 AM  
Breaking into a fortified area is suicide, plain and simple. Even if you have a 60 caliber machine gun like Rambo, and the guy inside has a crossbow and a frying pan, he's got the advantage for the first shot. If it's a good one, the fight's over.

Criminals have learned this the hard way and thus you'll almost never get anyone trying to break into your fortified house while you're home. Only military and police try that. Usually you'll be hit when you're vulnerable: coming and going out of the house or car, and when you're asleep.

Thus, if it is your bad fortune to live in a hellhole, exercise the most possible caution when exiting and entering your home. If you see someone you don't know or trust lurking about as you get home, don't got in, just keep going. Make sure your chosen weapons of defense are always close at hand and ready for immediate use. Keep and eye on your neighborhood for people who might be casing the houses or stalking people. Organize your neighbors so you can all keep an eye on each other. And never forget that a jury gets to decide your fate if you kill an attacker, but the attacker decides your fate if you don't.
 
2013-11-15 10:25:01 AM  
People been spendin' most their lives, livin' in a libertarian paradise
They've withheld taxes once or twice, livin' in a libertarian paradise
 
2013-11-15 10:29:02 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: HOT LIBRARIAN THREAD!


media.comicbookmovie.com
 
2013-11-15 10:40:37 AM  
Knight errant security is there for all your law enforcement needs!
 
2013-11-15 10:48:29 AM  
If it were a libertarian paradise they'd all be smart enough to arm themselves.

What's libertarian about rent-a-cops?
 
2013-11-15 11:04:19 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: HOT LIBRARIAN THREAD!


I propose that all instances of the word "libertarian" on Fark heretofore be changed through the filter to read "hot librarian."
 
2013-11-15 11:07:13 AM  
spent most my life livin' in a libertarian paradise
 
2013-11-15 11:10:46 AM  

Somacandra: Because People in power are Stupid: HOT LIBRARIAN THREAD!

I propose that all instances of the word "libertarian" on Fark heretofore be changed through the filter to read "hot librarian."


Weeners
 
2013-11-15 11:11:02 AM  
Not granular enough. Every citizen should wear a gun in a holster, a ballistic vest, and carry handcuffs. Also, people held in basements are prisoners, not sex slaves.
 
2013-11-15 11:11:03 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: They moved to the gold standard?!


The moved to the bottom of the ocean.
 
2013-11-15 11:11:20 AM  
www.salem-news.com
 
2013-11-15 11:11:40 AM  
What is the suggestion with the headline?  That libertarian governments can't work when there are too many black people?  That black people need a lot of policing and supervision?  I don't understand.  That seems really racist, to me.
 
2013-11-15 11:12:09 AM  

Somacandra: Because People in power are Stupid: HOT LIBRARIAN THREAD!

I propose that all instances of the word "libertarian" on Fark heretofore be changed through the filter to read "hot librarian."


Second.

static.giantbomb.com
 
2013-11-15 11:13:12 AM  
Weaver95

Knight errant security is there for all your law enforcement needs!

Until they decide your neighborhood is beyond salvage and toss a tac-nuke at it.
 
2013-11-15 11:13:25 AM  

GORDON: What is the suggestion with the headline?  That libertarian governments can't work when there are too many black people?  That black people need a lot of policing and supervision?  I don't understand.  That seems really racist, to me.


Wat?
 
2013-11-15 11:13:26 AM  
Did they go with WorldBeat Security or cheap-out and hire MetaCops Unlimited?
 
2013-11-15 11:13:48 AM  

Calmamity: If it were a libertarian paradise they'd all be smart enough to be able to legally arm themselves.


FTFY
 
2013-11-15 11:14:20 AM  
I bet these same people refuse to pay higher taxes for education and public safety.
 
2013-11-15 11:14:37 AM  
Move the Raiders somewhere else. Problem solved.
 
2013-11-15 11:14:45 AM  
FTA: Ferris, a former Marine, says he has the martial arts skills to protect himself.

www.definingsomeday.com
 
2013-11-15 11:18:31 AM  
They need to get some Rat things.
 
2013-11-15 11:19:34 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-15 11:20:13 AM  
Bring back The Riders.
 
2013-11-15 11:20:15 AM  
Did no-one read TFA?

Rockridge has a new (outsourced) sherrif!

25.media.tumblr.com


Do what he say!  Do what he say!
 
2013-11-15 11:20:20 AM  

doglover: Somacandra: Because People in power are Stupid: HOT LIBRARIAN THREAD!

I propose that all instances of the word "libertarian" on Fark heretofore be changed through the filter to read "hot librarian."

Second.

[second.jpg]


Seeing no objection, the motion carries.

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-15 11:21:02 AM  
It's all so Neil Stephenson!
 
2013-11-15 11:21:16 AM  

ChipNASA: [i.imgur.com image 640x411]


I was gonna say... in before Zimmerman.
gerdjerb
 
2013-11-15 11:21:22 AM  

Somacandra: Because People in power are Stupid: HOT LIBRARIAN THREAD!

I propose that all instances of the word "libertarian" on Fark heretofore be changed through the filter to read "hot librarian."


Seconded.

i293.photobucket.com

/Hot librarian thread > libertarian thread.
//Hot Librarians,,, check 'em out.
///You might learn something.
 
2013-11-15 11:22:08 AM  
Heh, Rockridge. They just need a black sheriff.
 
2013-11-15 11:22:32 AM  
www.dnatesting.com
MOVE WHERE THE CRIME ISN'T!
 
2013-11-15 11:22:39 AM  
Interesting read. it kinda works out for everyone.The rich hire the middle class to protect them from the poor who make money robbing the rich, it's the circle of life!
 
2013-11-15 11:23:14 AM  

Notabunny: Seeing no objection, the motion carries.


ct.weirdnutdaily.com
 
2013-11-15 11:23:39 AM  
www.zdnet.com
What about sexy chemists?

/Lookin' at YOU, Dr.  Nodelman.
 
2013-11-15 11:23:54 AM  
I like the lady that was so concerned...

Her neighbors are tired of being victims, and rather than helping she is going to cry about possible racism. Not that any racism has appeared, but it could; and because it could, the program must be bad. She would rather her neighbors be robbed and assaulted than her son and his friends be exposed to a little extra scrutiny because her son and friends have characteristics similar to those that are committing the exact crimes the security force is trying to alleviate.
 
2013-11-15 11:24:33 AM  

GORDON: What is the suggestion with the headline?  That libertarian governments can't work when there are too many black people?  That black people need a lot of policing and supervision?  I don't understand.  That seems really racist, to me.


Poor people are more prone to crime. There is a point where being PC is just being ignorant of reality.
 
2013-11-15 11:25:37 AM  
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-11-15 11:25:45 AM  

doglover: Somacandra: Because People in power are Stupid: HOT LIBRARIAN THREAD!

I propose that all instances of the word "libertarian" on Fark heretofore be changed through the filter to read "hot librarian."

Second.


Huh. Why did my "second" get fliterpwnd, but yours didn't?

These things keep me up at night.
 
2013-11-15 11:26:36 AM  
Democrat run city in a Democrat run state and things going wrong? Blame libertarians! Make sense.
 
2013-11-15 11:26:57 AM  

FrancoFile: Did no-one read TFA?

Rockridge has a new (outsourced) sherrif!

Do what he say!  Do what he say!


Came for this, leaving happy!

ourtowntustin.files.wordpress.com

/Hrumph
 
2013-11-15 11:27:18 AM  

GORDON: What is the suggestion with the headline?  That libertarian governments can't work when there are too many black people?  That black people need a lot of policing and supervision?  I don't understand.  That seems really racist, to me.


Brother Muzone would like a word with you.
 
2013-11-15 11:27:49 AM  
'Aruda, is an attorney, a parent of two and a neighborhood activist.
One of Aruda's concerns is the potential for racial profiling. Aruda says she has a teenage son whose friends might be targeted as "suspicious" in their own neighborhood.'


lawyer and activist, did nothing and now is concerned something might happen.
seriously, go fark yerself.
this is the type of person who has worked hard to cripple the city

but, I no longer live in a boy's home in oaktown
or california
and I want california to die in fire
 
2013-11-15 11:30:37 AM  
Totes bone kill here in case you need it.
blogs-images.forbes.com
/hawt unlike here
//Atlas shrinkage
 
2013-11-15 11:30:43 AM  
Would you people stop making every damn thread into something that might get me fired, thanks.
 
2013-11-15 11:31:08 AM  

FrancoFile: Did no-one read TFA?

Rockridge has a new (outsourced) sherrif!

[25.media.tumblr.com image 205x215]


Do what he say!  Do what he say!



Came here for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-11-15 11:31:44 AM  
libertarian?

You liberals are as ignorant of politics as you are of economics.

Or just completely rewrite history to cover up for your racism and failed policies
 
2013-11-15 11:32:29 AM  
Man, back in the 90's, I traveled from Sacramento to Flagstaff via Amtrak. Great trip, but we had about an hour or two layover in Oakland. I was hungry, and the trains station was a dive, so I figured I'd walk down the road, find a Circle K or something...

I walked out the door, and was in the scariest, yet most deserted warehouse/industrial district I have ever seen. Not only was I not sure I wouldn't get robbed or something, I wasn't even sure I would find somewhere to get a snack, let alone find my way back. I'm sure Oakland has somewhere nice, but that part of town definitely wasn't it.
 
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