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Date: 09/01/13 03:45 PM

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  1. Profile photo of SweepOfDeath
    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
    938 posts
    August 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm
    Link: I Am Free - I am free. i AM free. i am FREE.
  2. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6157 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm
    You do not have to go to work, but do not expect others to support you.
    You do not have to get married, it is a choice.
    You do not have to have kids, it is a choice.
    You do not have to pay taxes, but don`t expect the protections of your society.
    You do not have to pay your bills, but don`t expect to be given consideration.
    You do not have to watch tv, it is a choice.
    You do not have to follow fashion, in fact, you`re better of not doing so.
    You do not have to act normal, no one is forcing you to.
    You do not have to obey the law, but do not expect others to put up with it.

    You are free. No one said it would be easy.
  3. Profile photo of JadesDitoyr
    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
    841 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    And I`m supposed to take them seriously?
  4. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
    2399 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm
    aside from having kids, the average young male criminal seems to do the exact opposite. look where it gets ya.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6157 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm

  6. Profile photo of CaptKangaroo
    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2343 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm
    I work- but I love what I do, so it`s not a `job`.
    I`ve been married 39 years- Still love my wife.
    Had a mess of kids- still love them too. Frankly, I can`t imagine my life without either.
    I pay my bills, my taxes, haven`t watched tv in years, one look at me will tell ya I certainly don`t follow fashion.
    Given what family and friends say- I sure ain`t `normal`- whatever that is.
    Obey the law- yeah, mostly.
    I`m free- Free to do whatever I wish- long as I`m willing to deal with the consequences.
    Freedom is NOT complete lack of responsibility if you`re wanting to put that responsibility on others.
  7. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    Can someone explain this post to me? Other than "Pay Your Taxes" all of these are things that a person is free to choose to do or choose not to do. I am married but many of my friends are not. I have kids but most of my friends, even my married friends, do not. My wife and I have both chosen to "work" at enjoyable but low-paying jobs that give us more free time with our children. I am far from "normal" and I have never followed any sort of fashion or trends except maybe checking movie reviews for new movie releases. I don`t watch TV except for sports, and you don`t have to obey the law, just don`t get caught. None of my pot-smoking friends obey the law, but they don`t get caught.

    TL;DR - this post makes no sense.

    Maybe because I know someone in prison who is NOT free, this list sounds like first-world whiny-pants problems.
  8. Profile photo of Darkalen
    Darkalen Male 40-49
    410 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm
    Wait, so the image is from a Time Warner-owned movie company which nets somewhere in the neighborhood of $3.5 billion a year and controls some of most influential media outlets in the world...yeah, pretty much lost me at that.
  9. Profile photo of whodat6484
    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 5:44 pm
    Oh look, a Guy Fawkes mask, hahahahaha!!!

    It`s funny because like Darkalen said, Time Warner owns the rights to the image and is paid a licensing fee for the sale of every mask. So, while they`re out there protesting about how corporate America is screwing them, they`re giving them their money by buying the masks they wear when protesting. Seems counterproductive if you ask me!

    Also, while Fawkes was there to blow up Parliament & destabilize the British gov`t, he was doing so in order to give power back to the Catholic church. He was`t trying to destroy an evil theocracy, he was trying to install one.
  10. Profile photo of Kegomatix
    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm
    Hm... I do all of those except follow fashion and act normal..... But, I agree with everyone else. That all sounds like freedom to me.

    Side note: Anyone who disagrees with paying taxes needs to stop using any public services.
  11. Profile photo of El_Chinche
    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm
    True freedom Pictured below




  12. Profile photo of biffalobuff
    biffalobuff Female 30-39
    13 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm
    I`m free to chose to do all of these things if I want. I`m also free to chose not to do them!
  13. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36647 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    You guys have spent a lot of letters to describe an individual {the author} I can sum up in one word.






    Dick



  14. Profile photo of BostonKaiser
    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 11:46 pm
    All of the previous posters have hit the nail on the head with this one. Kudos.
  15. Profile photo of JadesDitoyr
    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
    841 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 11:50 pm
    @Gerry1of1
    That, sir, is an insult to dicks everywhere! Dicks have a use! Dicks have a value! Dicks have a mind of their own!
  16. Profile photo of MrAtari
    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1566 posts
    September 1, 2013 at 11:57 pm
    @JamesDitoyr Of all users, I think Gerry knows that better than anyone else here...
  17. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 12:30 am
    I obey about four of those commands
    Whoop!
  18. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 2:13 am
    well what if that`s all you want? being married with a family and a job and kicking back at the end of the day with some tv. i can think of worse things to strive for, like trying to be the next snookie or Lindsey lohan.
  19. Profile photo of Byfield
    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 2:20 am
    Bollocks, I say. Im free to do what I want, but personally I like conformity. It works well. Ive not been stabbed walking to the shops. the system works and it works well.
  20. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14620 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 2:45 am
    Go to work - I go to work when I like do what I like at work, leave when I want. Everyone works for me.

    Get married - I got married, but I live in Asia, if you know what I mean.

    Have kids - why not? They`re fun, especially when you have 3 women at home to take care of them.

    Pay taxes - I paid under 4% tax on my effective income last year. We have no sales tax, council tax, import duty or withholding taxes.

    Pay your bills - a rounding error.

    Watch TV - when I want, what I want.

    Follow fashion - I don`t give a monkey`s about fashion. Never have.

    Act normal - Knowing me from IAB, who amongst you think I am a conformist? LOL

    Obey the law - never met a law I needed to break.
  21. Profile photo of 747Pilot
    747Pilot Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 5:56 am
    free, but u gotta wear a mask? lol
  22. Profile photo of kvetcher
    kvetcher Male 50-59
    213 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 6:00 am
    I bet they`re really daring...and they don`t pay royalties to Time Warner! Stick it to the Man...
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
    1444 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 7:37 am
    So that versus living alone in the woods wearing palm fronds and eating pine cones and worms?
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    greekhop Male 30-39
    116 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 8:06 am
    Heres some advice:

    Dont purport to give advice when your under 30. ffing children, live by these creeds and you will be unpleasantly suprised by the results. Its your life... total rubbish except for the TV one.

    Hey Draculya, where do you live in Asia? Sounds sweet, although I generally dont fancy Asian cultures, and the women dont rock my boat. Then again, your descrption sounds pretty good.
  25. Profile photo of JKolodne
    JKolodne Male 18-29
    95 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 9:34 am
    Nobody says you HAVE to: get married, have kids, watch tv, follow fashion, or even act "normal".
  26. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14620 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 10:14 am
    @greekhop I live in Hong Kong, Pearl of the Orient (aka The Only Part of China With The Rule of Law)
  27. Profile photo of DavidXJ
    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm
    Yes. We CHOOSE to do all those things because, well, it makes our life nice. Yes, even taxes are a choice. We wouldn`t have to pay them if we didn`t choose to work.
  28. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm
    So this picture is meant to stop me from feeling bored? Seriously this site has to sort out its priorities.
  29. Profile photo of Zuriel
    Zuriel Male 30-39
    554 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    Hey anon....... no one frak`n cares any more about your useless tactics.
  30. Profile photo of Nickel2
    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    September 3, 2013 at 1:54 am
    Retired.
    Single.
    No Kids.
    Bills/taxes all paid.
    No TV.
    T-shirts and jeans.
    All of my behaviour is normal. My normal.
    Obey sensible laws.
    Write mantras, rather than read those of other people.
  31. Profile photo of randomxnp
    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    September 3, 2013 at 3:41 am
    At the risk of irony, I agree with Nickel2. Except that I am not retired, I simply work to keep myself. I am free not to work, and to starve. There is no alternative, apart from using force to demand others work to keep me, which anyone has to admit is far from freedom.

    In other words, the elements of this idiotic list that are not a free choice are necessary not through lack of freedom but simply because we live in reality, not a place where socialism works.
  32. Profile photo of randomxnp
    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    September 3, 2013 at 3:43 am
    Oh, one expansion: taxes are about 1-200% too high. That is the freedom of socialism ...
  33. Profile photo of furryblob
    furryblob Male 18-29
    574 posts
    September 3, 2013 at 11:40 am
    Add, wear a silly mask.

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