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November 6, 2016

You don’t get to pick the unflawed option.

Ironically, we have the two “worst” candidates of all time, according to their favorability ratings.

But those two worst candidates have given us two of the best (clearest) choices we have ever had as a country. Thomas Jefferson and the other founders did a good job. Their system allowed us to do just about everything wrong and still end up with two clear choices that make perfect sense. I Don't Want a Government Job | Scott Adams

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 6, 2016 9:09 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Scott Adams is among a handful of people in the public eye that have earned a great deal of my respect during this difficult time. He essentially put it all on the line, as has Trump himself.

Adams had nothing to gain and a lot to lose by taking the position he has.

Posted by: Clinton at November 6, 2016 12:00 PM

The only thing good about this election is that I started reading Scott Adams' blog. His Moist Robot theory explains a number of human behaviors that I previously found quite "irrational". He has done a great job explaining the trajectory of this election.

I also read Cialdini's "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion" which he recommended. You need to read it too. There are no pictures but it is short and it will help you understand the techniques that car dealers, telemarketers, politicians and such use against you.

I have been a Dilbert fan ever since I started working for big companies, but was unaware of the blog. Thank you, Mr. Van der Leun.

Posted by: SteveS at November 6, 2016 12:41 PM

"If Clinton wins, I would think hard about retiring early and becoming a user of resources instead of a creator of resources."

Can you find the errors in that sentence?
They are obvious.

This week I am going to file for SS. The day I thought would never be here, is. How in the hell did I get so old so quick?


I'm going to continue to design buildings all over the country. As many as possible. I'll earn as much money as possible in the process. It's nobody's business but my own how I conduct my affairs.

The best thing I can do for society is stay out of everybody else's way while I do my own thing.

Yes, thousands of other people will make money from the things I create, but that was not and is not why I do what I do. I do it for me. I'm selfish that way.

The world began the day I was born. How could it be anything else?

I harm none and help all though not because of requirement or confession but because of habit, habits developed from my upbringing long ago and lived ever since. I don't even think of it as help, it just is.

What I have and what I do is no ones business and no law can ever change that. Most laws today are aggressive and do more harm than good. I abolish all of them. Laws today have no connection with justice which I strictly believe in.

Laws are not required to guide a society, but justice is. Everybody already knows right from wrong, and sometimes people choose wrong over right regardless of laws. Laws do not prevent wrong doing. They merely, and wrongly, apply penalty in advance. (3 strikes your out?)

Black's Law Dictionary states the purpose of justice is to make the victim whole. American justice now, in spite of the over-numerous laws, does so only occasionally as it's primary reason for being is the functioning of the state. Justice served wrong is tyranny.

When a man robs another and is sent to prison how does that make the victim whole? The victim still holds a loss. Prison is not justice and never was. Prison could be said to penalize the victim twice, once in his criminal loss and second in his requirement to pay for the prison. Only a gov't could enact such a tragic situation.

The state believes what you earn is determined by the state. That's why it takes it's cut before you get yours. At age 15 when I got my first paycheck while working at McDonalds I asked my dad why the check amount was less than the hourly rate times the number of hours I had worked. He laughed and told me to get used to people stealing my money. He said the only solution was to make even more. So I did. LOT's more.

But it wasn't until I became self employed that I learned how to make the money I earn work to my advantage. The methods the media tried to shame Trump with and the methods most employees are ignorant of. One more thing that schools rob from the students it imprisons - the knowledge of how the economy works.

The media is well aware of the ignorance of the average citizen, and they use that ignorance as a tool against them. Over and over and over again. It's laughable and predictable. And a crying shame. It's the long term result of an education system that plans for the long term - the imprisoning of the human mind on a scale never before seen in human history.

People have been programmed, in mass, to genocide themselves by taking out each other through envy and jealousy. If I damage you I damage me and we all suffer. If I help you I help me and we all benefit. Society is a machine with all the parts working in unison to a common goal. Left alone, people naturally do this, it is pre-programmed into all of us. Until you prove otherwise you are potentially one of my future clients, so why would I harm you? I'd rather have you as a friend I can trust than an enemy I have to keep looking over my shoulder for.

Then the big idea of gov't comes along and clamps a brake around the working parts of society slowing the whole thing down. Society now has to work even harder to carry the extra weight of a parasitic remora that has become attached to it's back.

People can be smarter than that. They can pull the remora off and slam it on the ground and continue on as if it doesn't exist but they have to be smart about it. Old Czech saying: "When the rules get harder the people get sneakier."

Again, as long as you harm no one, it's nobody's business at all what you do and there is nothing anyone can do about that axiom of life on this planet. They may try. They may lay threats. But it is up to YOU to carve out your existence as you see fit. See the obstacles and make your way around them. Make all of your own decisions and never allow anyone else to slow you down.

This is the only life you'll ever own so it is up to you 100% as to how to run it. Trump can't help you, nor can kriminal klintin no matter how much they lie and spin. Only YOU can run your life as you see fit and to expect that from others is useless.

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 6, 2016 2:14 PM

Profound essay,Ghostsniper. Nice summation of the reasons for existence. Life is what YOU make of it,no matter what hits you full force in the face. You learn from it,and keep going,stronger.

Posted by: Nori at November 6, 2016 7:47 PM

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