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Economics Discuss Gold is rising again at the Political Forums; Originally Posted by Jeerleader And with that unwarranted confidence you could just as easily die hungry and your starving family ...

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Old 08-08-2016, 05:15 PM
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And with that unwarranted confidence you could just as easily die hungry and your starving family will be tasked with burying your carcass.

I would lend them a shovel . .
You then must be seeing TEOTWAYKI. I see TEOTWAIKI.

Scenario--

I am making hamburgers out of deer meat (if I'm lucky). You want some hamburgers for yourself and your family. I tell you each hamburger costs three bullets, since I don't use a bow and arrow to hunt.

I don't quite understand all that conundrum you said.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:28 PM
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You then must be seeing TEOTWAYKI. I see TEOTWAIKI.

Scenario--

I am making hamburgers out of deer meat (if I'm lucky). You want some hamburgers for yourself and your family. I tell you each hamburger costs three bullets, since I don't use a bow and arrow to hunt.

I don't quite understand all that conundrum you said.
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In a TEOTWAWKI world, a hamburger might go for a specific quantity of lead and brass, if I see the scenario differently.
to mean you were rejecting uncoerced barter for goods / food . . . That if you "see the scenario differently" you would kill (or at least threaten to kill) for the hamburger you want.

I just thought it shortsighted to not consider that the other guy might be capable and quite willing to reject your take on the "scenario" and end "your take" with hot lead.

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to mean you were rejecting uncoerced barter for goods / food . . . That if you "see the scenario differently" you would kill (or at least threaten to kill) for the hamburger you want.

I just thought it shortsighted to not consider that the other guy might be capable and quite willing to reject your take on the "scenario" and end "your take" with hot lead.

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