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I'm a thinker. A problem-solver. Creative, but basically conservative. These things inform my opinions, which I base on provable facts. As such, my opinions are subject to change as the information I base them on changes. Nonetheless I'm as opinionated as hell and this sometimes annoys people. There's this thing called the Back Button. It's at the top of your screen.
I don't go out of my way to offend people as a rule and I believe what I do because it's what I experience or because that's the information available to me. Everything here on this blog is my own admittedly subjective opinion.
Politically, I'm about two pixels to the right of a middle ground that includes Greens, Pirates, and occasionally, Liberals and the Left. I support the Pirate Party because I agree with their policies, for the most part. I don't believe that laissez-faire free-market economics works because the gap between the rich and poor is widening and the middle class has been gutted. I believe we need a strong middle class to make our mixed economy work and to support the welfare state, which we need if we're going to continue with capitalism. It's why I bash big "L" libertarians at every opportunity.
If you're one of those, either hit the back button now or learn to argue your points without going round and round in circles repeating the same old talking points because you can't admit your economic theories don't work. Heed me on this or I'll block you after I've finally got bored of the roundabout lecture you call a debate. Be warned: I love to argue. Good luck with finding that one on Twitter, the man deleted it because he couldn't stand losing. Too bad!
I'm opinionated, it sometimes gets me into trouble. On t'Internet occasionally acts as a honeypot for idiots with weird agendas. If you see anything horrible about me on the internet, please bear in mind that you can't pay people by taking money off them, etc. I'd love to be able to do that with my bills! I don't suffer fools gladly — which really annoys them.
I don't really bother to moderate comments, as a rule. Comments I don't want here will be deleted. These include things like adverts for knock-off designer goods, fake medicines, diet websites, and the like. Don't use this blog to shill your stuff or I will block you faster than you can blink. Don't be abusive in any way, shape, or form to me or to anyone else.
If you try to get me into an argument you're having with somebody else, I'm not getting involved. I might help friends out from time to time, but for the most part that means telling you to grow up and learn to get along with each other or let it go because dragging it out isn't making it better. On rare occasions I will help people I know out when they're being mistreated but the case has got to be exceptional. For the most part, your problems are your own.
Want to argue? Okay, fine. Present your points in a reasonable way and be prepared to defend them with facts and empirical evidence. I'm not interested in theory, however fancy or oft-cited it is. It either works in practice or it doesn't. If people are doin' it wrong, why aren't they doin' it right? I learn a lot from arguing so be prepared for the possibility that I might change my mind about something if you present your argument convincingly enough. It does happen. Please bear in mind that I'm often offline for extended periods so don't get upset if I don't immediately respond to your finely-crafted point. I've got a life.
I am VERY interested in guest blogging opportunities. I've blogged for Rick Falkvinge, Techdirt, and 38 Degrees already on political issues and I'm happy to blog for other people for other issues if they so desire. Email me or post a comment if you want to do that. If you want to guest post here, please let me know. I'll certainly consider it.
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